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    The Sixth Sense. My cousin had never seen it and I thought it was time to re-visit this movie.

    Haley Joel Osment is incredible in this movie. I know people remember him being good, but I don't remember him being this good. Also, back in the day when Bruce Willis actually gave a shit about the movies he was in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    Just saw ONCE UPON A TIME . . . IN HOLLYWOOD, directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. This was everything I could have wanted . . . and more. It's like this movie was made just for me.

    A tip to all Batman & Robin fans, you will want to stay to the very end of the credits for a special surprise.

    And at 2 hours and 41 minutes, it's a bladder defying movie. It flows at its own relaxed pace for most of the run time, but I would not remove one frame. If anything, I wished I could slow it down just to enjoy many of the scenes before going on to the next.

    I'm sure critics will have negative things to say--because that's what some of them think is their job--but luckily the rest of use aren't critics and we can just go to a movie and see what Quentin Tarantino has prepared for us.

    I think both DiCaprio and Pitt deserve to be remembered at awards time--especially DiCaprio.
    Just saw this yesterday as well. It was actually my first Tarantino flick. I have to admit, I was somewhat bored throughout the film. It was slow-paced, until it got good towards the end. As I was watching, though, I began to realize, y'know what, there's a lot of depth going on here. Really, want to see it again, because I think I may have missed some things.
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    It's not long since I watched THE HATEFUL EIGHT and that's another movie where Tarantino takes his time. After that, I watched a youtube video that examined the whole movie and showed all the little things going on that I missed. That impressed on me that Tarantino is no dummy--everything in his best movies has a reason for being there. So if he slows down the pace and takes his time in a scene, he has a good reason for doing that. And I had that in mind when I watched ONCE UPON A TIME . . . IN HOLLYWOOD. Besides which, 1969 is one of my most favourite years in my life, so I was happy to spend two and a half hours there, again. The fidelity to the time period (short of actually being made at the time) is incredible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    It's not long since I watched THE HATEFUL EIGHT and that's another movie where Tarantino takes his time. After that, I watched a youtube video that examined the whole movie and showed all the little things going on that I missed. That impressed on me that Tarantino is no dummy--everything in his best movies has a reason for being there. So if he slows down the pace and takes his time in a scene, he has a good reason for doing that. And I had that in mind when I watched ONCE UPON A TIME . . . IN HOLLYWOOD. Besides which, 1969 is one of my most favourite years in my life, so I was happy to spend two and a half hours there, again. The fidelity to the time period (short of actually being made at the time) is incredible.
    Exactly. There are a lot of outcomes because of that. Sometimes the payoff comes later. Other times it really gives a chance for the scene to breath and characters to develop (like the scene b/w DiCaprio and the little girl). Also, it helps build the suspense, like when Cliff visits the ranch and characters you think are one way in just a few seconds change into something else.

    And there was Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee, at his most philosophical cockiness, was excellent .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arfguy View Post
    The Sixth Sense. My cousin had never seen it and I thought it was time to re-visit this movie.

    Haley Joel Osment is incredible in this movie. I know people remember him being good, but I don't remember him being this good. Also, back in the day when Bruce Willis actually gave a shit about the movies he was in.
    Pretty amazing performance from that kid true enough. (well, kid back then)
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    When it comes to movies that move at a slow pace, I've seen quite a lot and the one that probably tried my patience the most was SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL directed by Jean Luc Godard which came out in movie theatres in April of 1969. Despite featuring the Rolling Stones and Marianne Faithful, that movie is a chore to watch. But Godard is a great film maker and one of Tarantino's favourite directors (he named his production company A Band Apart after Godard's movie, BANDE PART).

    Long takes were popular in a lot of 1960s movies. And the way that ONCE UPON A TIME . . . IN HOLLYWOOD meanders, not seeming to tell a distinct story until the end, reminds me of Frederico Fellini movies like LA DOLCE VITA and 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arfguy View Post
    The Sixth Sense. My cousin had never seen it and I thought it was time to re-visit this movie.

    Haley Joel Osment is incredible in this movie. I know people remember him being good, but I don't remember him being this good. Also, back in the day when Bruce Willis actually gave a shit about the movies he was in.
    I dont think he ever gave a shit. But his batting average was way better back then.

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    It was Toni Collette that impressed me the most in THE SIXTH SENSE. The big surprise wasn't a surprise to me because I figured that was what was the truth through the whole movie, so my attention was on other things. Since it wasn't a mystery to me, I don't think that the mystery element was that important. It was the acting and the direction that made the movie good.
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    The thing that bugged me about The Sixth Sense was the trailer ruined it.
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    The surprise ending with Bruce Willis is one thing. But there is a 45 minute build up where the viewer doesn't know what is going on with Haley Joe. We don't see what he sees until after he tells his Mom, "I see...", to put that moment in the commercial is the worse diservice to the audience since the Truman Show, also ruined bu the ads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midvillian1322 View Post
    I dont think he ever gave a shit. But his batting average was way better back then.
    Maybe he gives a shit? Maybe he is this kind of guy who seems he doesn't give a shit about his movies?

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    The last three movies i watched were:

    .Captain Marvel.
    .Spider-Man.Into the Spider Verse.
    .Spider-Man.Far from Home.

    I liked them all,but my favorite was Spider-Man.Far from Home.

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    Saw The Martian again yesterday. Still holds up as a great feel-good space/NASA movie.

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    Pretty amazing performance from that kid true enough. (well, kid back then)
    It was. He also did a great job in a much less popular movie that I liked quite a bit - Artificial Intelligence. It was a fascinating dark mirror update on Pinocchio that had Kubrick's sense of style and Speilberg's heart.
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    I watched three movies over the weekend as I began going through my mom's DVD collection to see what I was going to get rid of.

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    SHUTTER ISLAND (2010), directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

    Never saw this movie before and I can't say I'm satisfied with it. Without giving away spoilers, every character is an unreliable narrator and you never know for sure what is real and what isn't real. At the end there's a pat explanation for what might have happened, but in order to accept that explanation you have to believe that this part of the movie is reliable when you've spent the whole time up to that point having the rug pulled out from under you.

    Moreover, to accept that pat answer, you also have to accept that this psychological horror story of an island in fact exists and that all its contortions of logic can be rationalized. Scorsese does too good a job of making the audience doubt everything they're seeing. And somehow each character has tremendous psychological insight while at the same time being blind to their truths. I just don't believe any of it and that's why it's unsatisfying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    The thing that bugged me about The Sixth Sense was the trailer ruined it.
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    The surprise ending with Bruce Willis is one thing. But there is a 45 minute build up where the viewer doesn't know what is going on with Haley Joe. We don't see what he sees until after he tells his Mom, "I see...", to put that moment in the commercial is the worse diservice to the audience since the Truman Show, also ruined bu the ads.
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    I'm not sure how you market that movie without that though. Without that conceit you have to market it as a drama film, which would not get the right crowd out and definitely hurt word of mouth. The Sixth Sense trailer that doesn't involve any horror elements, it ends up being a film marketed towards my Mom.

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