[lit-ideas] Movies

  • From: "Andreas Ramos" <andreas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Lit-Ideas" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 19:46:01 -0700

Titanic: So I finally watched this. It's not that bad. What kept me from watching it was the expection of listening to Celine Dion. The US military uses her CDs for torture in Iraq. She has actually been banned by the Geneva Conventions. The movie is three hours, but it moves fairly quickly. Leonardo DiCaprio is quite amusing; he looks like someone's little kid brother, out on a dare. Whatever. It's not that bad.

Libertine: Johnny Depp plays John Wilmot, a poet in late 1600s England. He destroys himself by indulging in excesses of depravity. No, this isn't a celebration of the GOP values. Very intense acting, drama, character development, costumes, etc. A historical costume drama that will discomfort the ladies.

The Great Gatsby (1974), with Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, and a great performance by Karen Black. I haven't seen this since, well, 1974. It's amazing how good it is. Very complex drama, excellent acting, etc.

Glengarry Glen Ross. After much kidding around at the office over sales, we watched Glengarry Glen Ross.
Spectacular cast, including. Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Ed Harris Alan Arkin, and Alec Baldwin, with a script by David Mamet. Get a bottle of whiskey and your fave babe.

The Professional, with Jean Reno, directed by Luc Besson. This is a very charming movie. Okay, asides from the gunfights and the explosions.


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