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I caught the matinee of Clash of the Titans today, and enjoyed the remake. There was much attention to detail regarding the appearance, costumes & props, the FX were off the hook.

 

I don't recall Hades as being a villain in the mythology, more of a custodian. Ralph Fiennes does a good job as always being sinister in the role. They really need to offer him Moriarty. He really redefines villainy in an almost appealing way.

 

There's a nod to the original film in a quick cameo of the Bubo metallic golden owl.

 

I almost suspect the hint of a sequel in the ending, but there's nothing carved in stone. In short, it was a great Swords & Sorcery adventure. Serious moreso than the original lighthearted film.

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I just watched Edge of Darkness on DVD. While the premise is utterly off the wall, it was interesting to see Mel Gibson back in the type of role that defines him. I don't know if I'd recommend it unless you're a fan. The movie is strictly beer & pretzels, the investigative techniques being pure John Connelly type fiction rather than a cerebral exercise in finesse.

 

Ray Winstone does a great job as a contractor enforcer. He's one of the top character actors around, I think.

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Saw Edge of Darkness when I just got back to Australia and a few days after I just received possibly the worst news of my life (and somewhat related to the movie), but I found it quite a good, understated movie, especially without the massive hype most movies seem to have these days.

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I don't do the theaters anymore, but only recently saw "The Way of The Gun". James Caan never had a better role, and the only sympathetic characters (in this borderline comedy, in a disturbing and edgy way) was Geoffry Lewis and daughter Juliette.

 

It's funny how some of the best performances come from actors past their "sell by" date in near obscure or esoteric films in the twilight of their career. Compare Clint Eastwood in "Unforgiven" or "Gran Torino" to countless earlier works with better box office draw.

 

Or Burt Lancaster in "Atlantic City". He'd had great roles, but this is the one I most remember him for.

 

Tuesday Weld was never to be taken seriously until she did "Once Upon A Time In America". Best role she ever had.

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I don't recall Hades as being a villain in the mythology, more of a custodian. Ralph Fiennes does a good job as always being sinister in the role. They really need to offer him Moriarty. He really redefines villainy in an almost appealing way.
Other then the kidnapping of Persephone, Hades is neither villian or hero but is just. You really have do something very stupid to irk him like Theseus and Pirithous to get his attention and wrath. If anything Persephone is the one to fear when it is that time of the year.
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I enjoyed Clash of the Titans which I saw yesterday. While I knew it was taking considerable (Hollywoodish) liberties with Greek Mythology, the story hangs together well, the acting is OK and the special effects excellent.

 

I wasn't too sure why all the gods ran around in what appeared to be highly polished full-plate Renaissance armour. I also found the resurrection of the woman at the end just a tad corny. I suspect though, it was required for the next instalment. Fiennes as Hades was just too crawly, Uriah Heep-ish for my liking. Surely he'd have been a god as proud as his brothers?

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Enjoyed Clash of the Titans. It helped that the actress playing Io is a Level 10, while Andromeda is a Level 9.5, and Medusa (when she's in pretty mode) is a Level 8. hehehe

 

Gosh, Io is just gorgeous....

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Enjoyed Clash of the Titans. It helped that the actress playing Io is a Level 10, while Andromeda is a Level 9.5, and Medusa (when she's in pretty mode) is a Level 8. hehehe

 

Gosh, Io is just gorgeous....

 

Two things that got my attention about her, were how sexy she looked with long black hair and the pale complexion, and the way her upper lip extends past her lower lip in profile. I've always found that quality enticing on a close-up whisper. Sounds mad, I know....

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Ok, just back back froming seeing it and one or both of the writers have a serious bug up their butt with the god hate in the movie. Would of been understandable to show in the film how the god(s) are mistreating mankind in general and the rebellion not some spontaneous act of plot.

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Two things that got my attention about her, were how sexy she looked with long black hair and the pale complexion, and the way her upper lip extends past her lower lip in profile. I've always found that quality enticing on a close-up whisper. Sounds mad, I know....

 

Hence she being a Level 10. (although Audrey H would still rank as Goddess [i.e., beyond Level 10] in my book hehehe)

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Hence she being a Level 10. (although Audrey H would still rank as Goddess [i.e., beyond Level 10] in my book hehehe)

 

I watched Roman Holiday a few weeks ago and understood completely what qualities she possessed that drove men to passion. I think I fell in love with her a little bit.

 

Then I remembered how much I hate romance, fortunately....

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...were how sexy she looked with long black hair and the pale complexion..

So, You like Goths? :lol:

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Saw Clash of the Titties on Friday, now watching Generation Kill.

 

Titans was fun, but could have tightened up the pacing. I watched the original on Youtube afterwards (somehow missed that one as a kid but remember the toys in my neighbourhood). Time hasn't been kind to the original, but the pacing was better and the Medussa scene is actually more intense.

 

I also watched the horror movie Cube over the weekend.

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So, You like Goths? :lol:

 

They weren't around yet when I was a kid, but I do like the Goth "fairy" look, a rather sexy pixieish style adopted by some of the hottest girls. I don't get that whole death cult thing, tho. I think most do it just to be different.

 

When the vampire stuff reached its zenith, South Park did an episode about the similarities between Goths and the new vampire look, and it really gutted their subculture. Very witty.

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Saw Green Zone last night. I made sure to sit a few rows back than I normally do. That's because any Greengrass movie has lots of handheld camera scenes. Overall it was pretty good. This time the CIA are good guys, and as usuall its some politician who gets some blame. The movie was kind of like Jason Bourne on steroids, but with a simpler plot.

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Saw Green Zone last night. I made sure to sit a few rows back than I normally do. That's because any Greengrass movie has lots of handheld camera scenes. Overall it was pretty good. This time the CIA are good guys, and as usuall its some politician who gets some blame. The movie was kind of like Jason Bourne on steroids, but with a simpler plot.

 

I saw it recently and enjoyed it. Greg Kinnear was an able smarmy villain. I thought Brenden Gleeson was an odd choice for the CIA guy, as he sounded like an Irish guy trying to sound American, but he did a good job otherwise. Mad Eye Moody has been a busy man since The General.

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I stepped into the 1990's yesterday and watched Pulp Fiction. Harvey Keitel stole the show.

 

Let's see, over the long weekend...

 

I went to North Africa in 1942 and saw Lulubelle dish out love at the thirsty Germans.

 

This was followed by 6 June 1944 with a landing at Omaha, and a search for one, Private Ryan,

 

Then went back sometime in 1940-something-something to see Lulubelle's TC run a bar.

 

Then watched some POWs mock Hitler in front of their German POW commandant of Stalag-17.

 

Then went back in time to watch two frigates (English and French) beat the shit out of each other in the Pacific.

 

Then watched a guy named Nameless attempt to assassinate China's first emperor.

 

Followed by what Luke termed as "the biggest gay fest movie ever" featuring a very gay looking Xerxes.

 

Then off to the far future about wormhole weapons and Peacekeepers.

 

Then for a change watched some gorgeous gal sing Moonriver.

 

Then went back to ancient Rome to see Nero singing while Rome burns.

 

Somewhere in between all of the above, I was watching Sky Angel Vol. 64 on my laptop.... :D

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I stepped into the 1990's yesterday and watched Pulp Fiction. Harvey Keitel stole the show.

 

He did likewise in Point of No Return, though his role there was even briefer.

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