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Jan. 17th, 2007

Movies coming to me on Friday:
- Pan's Labyrinth (!!!!!!!!!)
- Letters From Iwo Jima

Movies still by me or returning on Friday:
- Notes on a Scandal
- The Painted Veil
- Blood Diamond
- Babel

Curse of the Golden Flower is also here, and I do love the fact that it's a foreign language film in Orlando (actually, in Winter Park), but considering my other options and the fact that Pan's Labyrinth and Letters From Iwo Jima are also foreign language, it's not high on my list.

But oh god! The greatness!

I think I'll go see The Painted Veil tomorrow between classes, and Notes on a Scandal tomorrow night, so that next week, I'll have plenty of time for Pan's Labyrinth and Letters From Iwo Jima.

I'll get around to Babel and Blood Diamond eventually. I thought I had missed them and was intending to catch them on DVD later anyway, so they will be "if I get around to it" films. Though they will be at the close Regal, so it will be easier to pop on over there.

6 movies x $7.50 = ugh!


Jan. 18th, 2007 07:18 am (UTC)
Just to help you out, I saw Curse of the Golden Flower. It was incredibly beautiful and insanely violent as well... but just in a beautiful way. The performances were excellent, especially the Emperor and Empress. It's powerful because the film is based on real people, and because it's these people playing out these dramas that normally wouldn't affect many other people, but because we're talking about a royal family, the consequences of individual action are monstrous and horrifying. Also, everyone's morally ambigiuous, you can't really like anyone by the end. But I think you should rent it because I think Pan's Labyrith is going to be much better. (And my film prof really liked Notes on a Scandal.)
Jan. 19th, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
Thanks for the input. I think I'll pass on the uber violence, despite the pretty. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 was too much for me (Vol. 2 was definitely not as violent and I liked that one 10 times better).

I did go see Notes on a Scandal and it was good. It got a little flat at parts, but it was interesting and Judi Dench was crazy and excellent. Also, Cate Blanchett was amazing.

And yeah. That's all I've got this time around.

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