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How Well Do You Know Rick James? (Week 37) 
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Finally, We Get To See The Germans Die



Wednesday 12/2 - UP IN THE AIR
Thursday 12/3 - EVERBODY'S FINE
Saturday 12/5 - ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT



Last week, an unfortunate setback rendered one of our three choices - the 1930 Milestone "All Quite On The Western Front" - a memory. Well, here it is revisited. I could simply graft your scores onto your posts via edit for you, but I think I'll give to you the benefit of re-voting (because I know the last week was consumed with second-guessing by all of you - I just know it). We also have the Clooney/Reitman airline delight "Up In The Air", which could also see a favorable review in light of James' wander-love for "Juno" and recent George Clooney flicks (which have reaped incredible artistic and critical dividends), and "Everybody's Fine", the only drama creepy enough to make me imagine who Robert DeNiro would have to have sex with to spawn Sam Rockwell (although, sadly, this is not the point on the motion picture). All in all, it looks to be a decent week for James (what, with the baby and the good movies and the ten pounds he won't be gaining when he finds out this Thursday isn't Thanksgiving Part Deux - that's just a Stergos-lie!).



And yes, I skipped "Brothers", which has a pretty easy rating. Hmm, sorry :)


Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:37 pm
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Up In The Air-***1/2
Everybody's Fine-***
All Quiet-***1/2


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Post Re: How Well Do You Know Rick James? (Week 37)
Up in the Air - *** 1/2
Everybody's Fine - ***
All Quiet On the Western Front - *** 1/2


Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:16 pm
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Post Re: How Well Do You Know Rick James? (Week 37)
Up In the Air - 3.5 stars
Everybody's Fine - 2.5 stars
All Quiet On the Western Front - 3.5 stars


Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:33 pm
Post Re: How Well Do You Know Rick James? (Week 37)
Up in the Air - *** 1/2
Everybody's Fine - ***
All Quiet On the Western Front - ***


Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:53 pm
Post Re: How Well Do You Know Rick James? (Week 37)
Up in the Air: *** 1/2
Everybody's Fine: ** 1/2
All Quiet on the Western Front: ***


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Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:57 pm
Post Re: How Well Do You Know Rick James? (Week 37)
Up in the Air: ***1/2
Everybody's Fine: ***
All Quiet on the Western Front: ***1/2


Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:59 pm
Post Re: How Well Do You Know Rick James? (Week 37)
UP IN THE AIR - ***
EVERBODY'S FINE - **
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT - ***1/2


Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:53 pm
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Up In The Air-***1/2 This should be a gimme based on the Toronto review

Everybody's Fine-**1/2 A seemingly generic comedy-drama featuring the new and not-so-improved Robert DeNiro that has reared its ugly head throughout the decade. Should be decent enough for at least a marginal recommendation though.

All Quiet- ***1/2 Looks like a powerful film whose anti-war sentiments may be more resonant now that even back when it was first released


Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:09 pm
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Nah, oafolay, James is reviewing 'All Quiet On The Western Front', not 'Wooden Crosses' (if you think 'All Quiet' is bleak, 'Crosses' will have you convulsing in horror). Nevertheless, it's hard to see James being very hard on such a well-respected, and more importantly, pragmatically inclined war film.


UP IN THE AIR - ***1/2
EVERBODY'S FINE - **1/2
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT - ***1/2


Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:52 pm
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I know you've missed me so I'm coming back with a bang!


Up In the Air - 4 stars
Everybody's Fine - 3 stars
All Quiet On the Western Front - 3.5 stars

It's not just "oh let's risk it". I don't think only one movie will make it to 4 stars this year and I think "Up In The Air" will be the second one. (Or "The Lovely Bones". Or both.)


Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:18 pm
Post Re: How Well Do You Know Rick James? (Week 37)
Up in the Air: 3.5 stars
Everybody's Fine: 2.5 stars
All Quiet on the Western Front: 3 stars


Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:02 pm
Post Re: How Well Do You Know Rick James? (Week 37)
Up in the Air - 3.5
Everybody's Fine - 2.5
All Quiet on the Western Front - 3.5


Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:48 am
Post Re: How Well Do You Know Rick James? (Week 37)
Up in the Air: *** 1/2
Everybody's Fine: ** 1/2
All Quiet On the Western Front: *** 1/2


Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:08 pm
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Post Re: How Well Do You Know Rick James? (Week 37)
Up in the Air: 3.5 stars
Everybody's Fine: 3 stars
All Quiet: 3.5 stars

Back to back wins for me!!! :D


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Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:06 pm
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Post Re: How Well Do You Know Rick James? (Week 37)
Up in the Air - 3.5
Everybody's Fine - 2.0
All Quiet On the Western Front - 3.5


Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:27 pm
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Patrick wrote:
UP IN THE AIR - ***


If this gets less than 3.5 stars I'm changing my name to Guy Incognito.

Jim85 wrote:
I know you've missed me so I'm coming back with a bang!


Up In the Air - 4 stars
Everybody's Fine - 3 stars
All Quiet On the Western Front - 3.5 stars

It's not just "oh let's risk it". I don't think only one movie will make it to 4 stars this year and I think "Up In The Air" will be the second one. (Or "The Lovely Bones". Or both.)


Welcome back. I too get the feeling that this is a probable 4 star film. I'm not gonna waste a guess on it though :P


Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:30 pm
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ed_metal_head wrote:
If this gets less than 3.5 stars I'm changing my name to Guy Incognito.



If "Up In The Air" gets a four star rating I'm changing my name to Ed Mouget.


Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:15 pm
Post Re: How Well Do You Know Rick James? (Week 37)
Up In the Air - 3.5 stars
Everybody's Fine - 3 stars
All Quiet On the Western Front - 3.5 stars


Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:23 pm
Post Re: How Well Do You Know Rick James? (Week 37)
ed_metal_head wrote:
Patrick wrote:
UP IN THE AIR - ***


If this gets less than 3.5 stars I'm changing my name to Guy Incognito.

Jim85 wrote:
I know you've missed me so I'm coming back with a bang!


Up In the Air - 4 stars
Everybody's Fine - 3 stars
All Quiet On the Western Front - 3.5 stars

It's not just "oh let's risk it". I don't think only one movie will make it to 4 stars this year and I think "Up In The Air" will be the second one. (Or "The Lovely Bones". Or both.)


Welcome back. I too get the feeling that this is a probable 4 star film. I'm not gonna waste a guess on it though :P


You guys didn't read James review of this at the Toronto film fest did you? Now, I'll agree that his review was laudatory but it certainly doesn't read like a 4-star review. Not to me at least; I feel pretty confident in my ***1/2 guess for this one.


Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:50 pm
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