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Old 07.29.2013, 01:59 PM   #17241
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But rob, screen presence is sort of like stage presence, it is part of an actor's skill set. Not everybody pulls it off. Interestingly, I dare say if Kristen Stewart just didn't ever say anything, she could be a decent actress because she seems to focus entirely on screen presence. I'd say the Brad Pitt doesn't always make some epic shit, but when he is at his best it is some of the best there is, and even when he's at his worst its tolerable. Look how absolutely terrible Johnny Depp's career has went? He makes unimaginable amounts of money essentially as a caricature of his Raul Duke persona, which was of course, epic. He was indeed very terrible in Seven, I'll give you that, but that flick was good enough I thought on its own. However I'd say Interview With the Vampire, Legends of the Fall, SLEEPERS, Twelve Monkeys, Seven Years in Tibet, Fight Club, Snatch (yes), definitely The Assassination of Jesse James, Babel, shit, that's enough isn't it?
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Old 07.29.2013, 02:11 PM   #17242
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I truly feel the problem is that, like Paul Newman and Robert redford, it takes a certain kind of director and cinematographer to film these actors as characters, and not as handsome demi-gods of male beauty. Personally, I think Pitt is a good actor, and capable of creating a memorable character. I just think that he got pigeon-holed.
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Old 07.29.2013, 02:11 PM   #17243
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You know how every A. Jolie film of the last 10 years is really about how to best show how pretty she is? Too many films get stuck showing us how handsome Pitt is.
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Old 07.29.2013, 02:14 PM   #17244
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You know how every A. Jolie film of the last 10 years is really about how to best show how pretty she is? Too many films get stuck showing us how handsome Pitt is.
I agree, definitely with some of the more recent stuff. However, that is sort of his thing. Its like Pac said to biggie, "Don't rap for the ninjaz, rap for the bitchez, becuz if you rap for the bitchez they will buy your album and the ninjaz will want what the bitchez want."
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Old 07.29.2013, 04:10 PM   #17245
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so that was his downfall, rappin for the ninjaz
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Old 07.30.2013, 01:36 AM   #17246
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2pac made shit records though
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Old 07.30.2013, 09:08 AM   #17247
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Old 07.30.2013, 09:19 AM   #17248
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Maybe that explains why I see flashy-ass cars with their windows rolled down and some guy blasting some stupid slow-jam.
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Old 07.30.2013, 09:22 AM   #17249
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Old 07.30.2013, 12:38 PM   #17250
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What the fucking fuck are you guys talking about with Seven? That was a great film.
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Old 07.30.2013, 01:00 PM   #17251
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What the fucking fuck are you guys talking about with Seven? That was a great film.

i remember it received a lot of hype in its day but when i watched i was "meh."

except for kevin spacey.

that lil' fucker rules.
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Old 07.30.2013, 01:02 PM   #17252
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in what way? Se7en was a pointless movie.
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Old 07.30.2013, 01:06 PM   #17253
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in what way? Se7en was a pointless movie.

right.

it's all about glossy titles and "oh how gory we can be". like that hotel or hostel or whatever the fuck is called.
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Old 07.30.2013, 01:19 PM   #17254
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???

Seven is a great movie. Pointless? Seriously? You must have watched a chopped-up hour long TV version or something.

And the comparison to Hostel is insulting.

Take the blood out of Seven and it's still a great meditation on human evil and the complexities of dealing with that evil.

Take the blood out of Hostel and you have a half hour of boring teens dicking around Europe.

Fuck all y'all. I'm watching Seven tomorrow.
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And the comparison to Hostel is insulting.

to who[m]?

i gotta catch lunch but i hope we can rediscuss post-offense.
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Old 07.30.2013, 01:28 PM   #17256
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meditation on evil? Come on. It is a movie, meant to entertain, It's "meditations" are puerile and basic. It's ideas are relegated to the backseat while the "style" of it's particular grossness is what is pushed to the fore. It did that well. It was very gross, but the story? Pointless.
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Se7en was a pointless movie.

As pointless as a stylistically innovative, intelligently scripted and well acted detective movie can be, I suppose.
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