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"No Country for Old Men"

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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    watched it Fri eve.. very very well done flick.

    Interesting story and characters.

    5 stars

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    Newest version of Beowulf on the other hand was average at best. Not worth going out of your way to see.

    2 1/2 stars
     

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  2. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Read the book, waiting to see the movie.

    Cormack McCarthy is awesome. I am incapable of putting his books down, I finished NCFOM at 6AM after reading through the night. I was a little tired at work the next day.
     
  3. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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  4. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    the movie was well done and i figured that the book had to be even better.. wanting to read the book now.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    I thought it sucked.

    There Will Be Blood is a must see however.
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Is that about you on your morning commute?
     
  7. Tmeyer

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    Amazing film, dark just like his writing style. I highly suggest his novel "The Road" as well. Post-apocolyptic tale of a father and his son after nuclear war. I read it in one sitting (something I don't do often)
     
  8. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    a'la The Stand..??
     
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    Potroast88 YouTube Boy

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  10. Sandro

    Sandro Turbo Monkey

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    Other way around for me, i could not stand TWBB at all, in fact i had to turn it off. Will give it another shot eventually.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Interesting. It's the best movie I've seen in ages.
     
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    Sandro Turbo Monkey

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    Maybe i just had a bad day, but the movie (twbb) just seemed like it wanted to be taken seriously so badly that it made me pretty reluctant to continue watching it. No Country for Old Men was sort of like that as well, i prefer the Coens when they are ironic and cynical. My No.1 for 2007 would have to be Zodiac, i can't get enough of that movie.
     
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    Similiar, but a dives deeper into the father son relationship and the possible sacrifice at stake.
     
  14. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    that was a good one as well, but not as good as No Country...in my opinion.
     
  15. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    I tried twice to watch it all the way through, got to the same part about 15 minutes from the end and my mind wandered until the credits started rolling and snapped me out of it. Loved the cinematography, wasn't too keen on the story. Tommy Lee Jones should be dragged behind a pickup for the piss poor job he did with his accent.
     
  16. shamrock

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    I thought No Country was just ok... The burning thing in my mind is "hmmm... if he hadn't gone back to bring the dying guy water he probably woulda' gotten away with it." Seriously, what are the odds of tracking the transponder to his trailer.
     
  17. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    That's sort of the point of the movie.

    And the odds are pretty good, since Chugar-bowl-haircut knew where he was headed, and I'm imagining there's not a plethora of routes to choose between the cities.

    I haven't seen There Will be Blood, because I walked out of Gangs of New York, and I'm still not in the mood for another Daniel Day Mustache.
     
  18. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Best thing McCarthy ever did was inspire this:



    Saw NCFOM a second time in a theater/drafthouse...was even better on the big screen with a pitcher of Yuengling...
     
  19. Mr Tiles

    Mr Tiles I'm a beer snob

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    saw no country this weekend. really liked the cinematography and stack of acting talent. sugar dude's haircut gave me nightmares. seriously, I thought Josh Brolin blew it up acting wise. pretty much nailed the part. The movie did make me think at the end so I'd say it did its job.

    On a side note, I've been watching a fair amount of flicks lately and 3:10 to Yuma might be my favorite in years...
     
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    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Poor flick, i enjoyed reading the Coen Brothers interview the author in Time Magazine or whatever rag that was. Some comment about being so old you don't know if you time to have the bananas turn brown or something to that effect.

    Anyways the movie...

    Clear concise, everybody dies in a nice consistent timeline. Then blam completely vague at the end, as you are to presume what happened to everybody.

    phhhft... Put a poll on who lives and who dies on this board and i bet you'll have 50 different ideas on what went down. Kind of like a bad rave experience.
     
  21. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    In someways, Blood Simple is a better movie..
     
  22. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Hell the best movie i've seen in a while is Juno....

    That's kinda sad. i think....
     
  23. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    I dunno about that.

    It's always interesting to see what favorites the re-use during the movies, though...the empty lock holes in NCFOM were a lot like the bullet holes in Blood Simple.

    Miller's Crossing still wins HUGE marks in my book, though. Bookended with Lebowski--wow.
     
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    Amazing movie! Well done Coen brothers.....golf clap
     
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    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    Read the book first and the ending pissed me off. The movie was almost word for word, action for action and the ending pissed me off.

    Good book and movie, though.

    As to Tommy Lee Jones' accent, watch Lonesome Dove and it'll seem authentic. Being a Texan-in-law, not really that far off.

    Solid acting all around, IMO.

    My twist? I think the boy the Sheriff was talking about in the narrative, the one he went to see recieve the death penalty, was actually Chugar. Pretty far off, i know.
     
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    I was very disappointed with it. Well directed, though the characters and story line were generally uninteresting.
     
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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    i really liked this movie...esp the fact that there wasn't any music made it creepy.
     
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    Mr Tiles I'm a beer snob

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    stevew unique white person

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    The most underrated gangster movie ever.
     
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    Mr Tiles I'm a beer snob

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    Like Donnie Brasco? as far as being underrated...
     
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    Sandro Turbo Monkey

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    ...at least, but it's more of a classic noir.

    "The old man is still an artist with a Thompson"