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    Whoa, you just helped me put together a couple connections I wasn't previously aware of. First, I wasn't familiar with the Duplass Brothers, but looking them up, I did like Cyrus. So, now I'm even more intrigued in JWLaH. The secondary connection is that Mark Duplass (from The League) is one of said Duplass brothers.



      @lionelhutz, I saw "Take Shelter" and agree that it was one of the better movies of last year. Great acting, interesting story line, and nice "twist" ending (although maybe not a big twist). I would also recommend that one to anyone looking for a good movie to watch.



        Battle Royale (Blu-Ray with English subtitles) Whew! that was an intense movie. Kind of a 'Lord of the Flies' meets the 'Hunger Games'.



          I just saw Hunger Games last night....highly recommend it, was a really good movie, one of the few that really captures the book it was based off of too



            @kmarizo, that looks interesting. Have you ever seen Old Boy?




              Old Boy is a messed up movie.



                @Alan - Truth

                I just watched Another Earth. Very cool movie. It's depressing as all get out through most of it, but has a really cool concept. And if the ending doesn't give you chills, you aren't human.



                  @Deke I really liked Another Earth. I saw it shortly after seeing The Tree of Life. I think both have some heavy impressionistic qualities. They are the kind of movies where your own perspective, perceptions, and spiritual interpretations decide whether or not the movie was a hit or miss (That is why I think some critics don't 'get' [as it seems 'get' is the buzzword on whether or not it was a good film or whether the filmmaking didn't make sense to create a good film] the Tree of Life. It just didn't stir personal response where those who liked it may have seen all the communication those seemingly pointless still moments in the narrative can hold.)

                  I think Another Earth has a very neat concept and it isn't really sci-fi, so don't see it for that. It is more of a statement about people and it asks some wonderful questions of us. I don't mean to type so much, but I just haven't encountered many people who saw it since it was a limited release!

                  "Within our lifetimes, we've marveled as biologists have managed to look at ever smaller and smaller things. And astronomers have looked further and further into the dark night sky, back in time and out in space. But maybe the most mysterious of all is neither the small nor the large: it's us, up close. Could we even recognize ourselves, and if we did, would we know ourselves? What would we say to ourselves? What would we learn from ourselves? What would we really like to see if we could stand outside ourselves and look at us?"

                  I would say at least watch the trailer, which is done well to convey the tone of the film:

                  And, yes, the ending is fantastically chilling.




                    I'm pleasantly surprised to get someone's feedback on it. I knew it wasn't exactly a widespread movie, so it's nice to see I'm not the only one who has seen it. After your write-up I feel I owe Tree of Life a watch.



                      @Pitt, if i didnt read the book, will i still be able to follow the movie? Hunger Games that is i am pretty impressed by the ads...On another note anyone else looking forward to the summer of movies...MIB 3, the avengers (i used to love comics), etc...Im gonna be eating alot of popcorn.

                      "The key to Success is the Quality of Execution"



                        @MaxMan I hear the book is better due to its inclusion of far more interesting details, but the film is pretty good nonetheless. I understand that it is best to read the book first on this one because without it, the importance of many things in the story are not conveyed, but the downside is having read the book, the movie will feel a little skinny on the good stuff.

                        The reviews seem to like it whether they read the book or not, but nobody wants to give the movie any Oscars.



                          I haven't read the books but I watched The Hunger Games today and enjoyed it. Felt like everything leading up to the games was significantly better than the games themselves though.



                            I finally saw "Breakfast at Tiffany's". (And before any of you unmarried guys start ragging on me, you'll find out someday that you'll do a lot of things you never thought you would do when your wife wants you to do them with her.) Not much to report, but it was a fine movie. The acting was quite good and the characters were interesting, but the plot is relatively thin. But then again, the movie is really about the characters, anyway.



                              @ Alan It think that one is fun for the sake of its classic Hollywood star charms. Just a nice old movie with one of those plots that centers around the magic of having two classic film stars on screen. Certainly worth a watch, married or not!



                                Saw "The Woman" today. Slow-burn horror flick. Not for squeamish people. Scary portrayal of frighteningly abusive men and what they do to women. A bit on the absurd side, but wow. It was intense!