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  1. kahiljabroni

    kahiljabroni Brown Belt

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    Anybody see this movie?

    Just caught it on showtime. What a Fkn bizarre movie. It stars Ed Norton as some kind of big wig drug dealer that has to do a 7 year sentence.

    The cast is pretty solid. Norton, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson but god damn the writing is terrible and it’s about nothing.
     
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  2. BisexualMMA

    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Good acting, disjointed script. Both Norton's racist mirror rant and the Ground Zero stuff seemed glued onto the script. The stuff between the friends was good.
     
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    I thought it was interesting enough. Yeah the racist rant and ground zero were unwarranted or un-needed propaganda fit into otherwise fairly solid movie.

    I particularly like the ending segment. It was actually fairly plausible.
     
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    I remember liking it at the time it came out, but I feel it has little to no rewatchability
     
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    OMGstreetfight I like money

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    My favorite Spike Lee movie in the last 20 years.
     
  6. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Iridescent Algae Staff Member Forum Administrator Senior Moderator Administrator

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    Corey Anderson's favorite movie btw.
     
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    Patreeky the goat





    RIP
     
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    One of my favorite movies. Right after 9/11 so there was a big NY vibe, plus Spike Lee directed it. Great rant here.........




    Edit- I see some thought the 9/11 shit didn't have merit and was just "plastered" on. Meh, it tied in pretty well IMHO.

    This movie was about relationships and the characterization was pretty damned good. Plus it has Phillip Seymour Hoffman, arguably the best character actor of his generation. That said, as far a movies go, I liken it to art(which it is). Whatever blows your hair back is good.
     
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  9. kahiljabroni

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    Had no idea spike lee directed it. Makes sense now
     
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  10. kahiljabroni

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    Yeah that mirror shit was baffling
     
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    It seemed like it was just piggy backing off of American History X and 911.
     
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    Spike Lee does that type of thing in at least half his films.
     
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    Barry Pepper looks like Dirk Nowitzki

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    That's all I took away from this movie
     
  14. kahiljabroni

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    I missed the first ten minutes. Was that scene in reference to something that happened in the beginning
     
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    Jack Reacheround Never Go Black

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    Doesn’t his character also bang a 17 year old?

    #metoo
     
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    I can't recall. Spike always has these random rants though, basically his way of getting shit off his head, sort of 4th wall breaking though.
     
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    An amazing movie filled with too many good scenes...
    but ONE SCENE takes the cake.
     
  18. kahiljabroni

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    Hoffman had some infatuation with his student who just so happen to be at the club they went to. And yeh they had some weird kiss and we have no idea what the consequences were.
     
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    Good acting, good cast, shit writing.
     
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    Not bad i remember watching it but not much about the plot
     

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