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Burn After Reading

This turned out to be a much better movie than I expected. John Malkovich is excellent as is, (much to my surprise as I'm definitely not one of his fans), Brad Pitt. Although it is a somewhat scathing satire of intelligence gathering agencies like the CIA, it is also an old-fashioned comedy of errors. If you don't mind a lot of F-bombs being uttered, I recommend this movie.

8/10

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The Life of Others

(Oscar 2007 for Best foreign film)

The horrifying, sometimes unintentionally funny system of observation in the former East Germany. In the early 1980s, the successful dramatist Georg Dreyman and his longtime companion Christa-Maria Sieland, a popular actress, are big intellectual stars in the socialist state, although they secretly don't always think loyal to the party line. One day, the Minister of Culture becomes interested in Christa, so the secret service agent Wiesler is instructed to observe and sound out the couple, but their life fascinates him more and more...

9/10

Good Bye Lenin!

East Germany, the year 1989: A young man protests against the regime. His mother watches the police arresting him and suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma. Some months later, the GDR does not exist anymore and the mother awakes. Since she has to avoid every excitement, the son tries to set up the GDR again for her in their flat. But the world has changed a lot...

is funnier than it sounds 9.5/10 :grin:

Happy Unity Day, everybody :thumbsup:

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Not confusing, just a great surprise ending .... I love that movie!

In keeping with the Kevin Spacey theme, I just saw '21'. Not quite as good as I thought (a bit more predictable than Usual Suspects) but still a very good film. 8/10

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"Fool's Gold" with Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey

Uh ... no. Won't be fooled again!

You know something is not quite right when the movie takes place in the Caribbean and the director makes a point of keeping the female star clothed as much as possible and the male star as nude as possible.

Implausably wrong choices throughout, eg. Donald Sutherland with an inhibiting English accent for no dicernable reason or giving a top 4 billing to Cosby Show veteran Malcolm-Jamal Warner then giving him about 5 lines before killing him off a third of the way through the movie (perhaps because he attempted an even more faulty accent than Sutherland.) Even the best filmed scene in the movie not only suspended belief, but asked us to twist our logic into something akin to watching a cat and mouse cartoon short - an airplane crash at sea is not only survivable, but fun!

This one dimensional (instead of "Fool's Gold" this should have been titled, "McConaughey's Chest") flop just shores up the notion that intelligent romantic comedies died with Cary Grant.

3/10

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Eagle Eye , the new one starring Shia LaBeouf.

A film most deserving of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment.

It travels way beyond the boundaries of what could charitably be called "farfetched". Swiping bits and pieces from the likes of 2001, Enemy of the State,The Fugitive,The Manchurian Candidate, Minority Report, Live Free or Die Hard, and Colossus: The Forbin Project, WarGames and Maximum Overdrive, the preposterous is heaped on the illogical. Send your mind on vacation.

Surprisingly, there is considerable entertainment value in this movie's laughability. You just might be tempted to add to Eagle Eye's outright "who cares" absurdity, and toss a little riducule at the screen. 6/10

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Eagle Eye , the new one starring Shia LaBeouf.

A film most deserving of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment.

It travels way beyond the boundaries of what could charitably be called "farfetched". Swiping bits and pieces from the likes of 2001, Enemy of the State,The Fugitive,The Manchurian Candidate, Minority Report, Live Free or Die Hard, and

Colossus: The Forbin Project, WarGames and Maximum Overdrive, the preposterous is heaped on the illogical. Send your mind on vacation.

Surprisingly, there is considerable entertainment value in this movie's laughability. You just might be tempted to add to Eagle Eye's outright "who cares" absurdity, and toss a little riducule at the screen. 6/10

TYBALT! I love how he wanders in every other blue moon. :grin:

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