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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Elliotte Friedman, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Saw it last night. Very disappointed. Bo-ring.

    The documentary movie was farrrrrrrrrr superior.
  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I saw Josh Brolin on Charlie Rose last night and after watching his interview I was looking forward to seeing it. I've heard that Penn's performance was great.
  3. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member


    The acting is very good. Penn is underrated as one of the greats of his generation. But, the movie was surprisingly passionless. When it ended, there was a real lack of emotion in the audience.

    Loved the Cronkite clips from the 70s, though.

    There is one item about the film I'd love to discuss, but I'll wait until a more general release so as not to ruin it for anyone.
  4. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    We tried to go yesterday, but as it turned out, the listing in the paper was for next Friday. As we walked up to the line outside the theater, I was thinking, funny, you'd never know by looking at them that most of these people are homosexuals. :) As it turned out, they were buying tickets for "Rachel Getting Married."
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member


    Josh Brolin and Penn both deserve nominations, though.

    Very much a procedural along the lines of Fincher's Zodiac.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I don't think Penn is underrated. I think he's been widely recognized as one of the best actors working for the last 20 years.

    I can't wait to see Milk.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The previews for Milk looked great. Josh Brolin has really busted out in the past couple years, hasn't he?
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    My issue with Penn is that he makes some of the most depressing movies ever, both as an actor and a director.

    Trivia: Other than Penn, which two Oscar winners were also in Fast Times at Ridgemont High?
  9. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Forest Whitaker and Nicolas Cage.

    Without even looking it up. :)
  10. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Saw it and I agree it's not the knock-out punch I was expecting and hoping for.

    Still worth your while, though.
  11. Sly

    Sly Active Member

    I'm eager to see this, too, but I'm a bit apprehensive knowing that Van Sant directed it. He's been on my shitlist ever since I wasted two hours of my life watching Elephant.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I believe you. The only reason that question can be hard is because people forget Cage's stint as "Stoner Bud" in that cinema masterpiece.
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