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Postby menime123 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:53 pm

Discussion has been a bit quiet on the new movie front, so I thought we could take advantage and discuss older movies based on the career of one of Hollywood’s greats each week.

So first week and I’ve opted for the one and only Julia Roberts

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• Star of 44 Movies
• Best Actress Oscar winner
• Best Leading Lady BAFTA winner
• Winner of 3 Golden Globe Awards
• Total Box Office Gross: $2,853,335,844

So... favourite movies? Still got it? Living legend?
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Postby menime123 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:13 pm

My favourite is Erin Brockovich. Absolutely stunning physical perfromance: she must have been knackered every day shooting it. The problem is she hasn’t really done many good films since... Eat Pray Love was nice enough and she was good in August: Osage County but she hasn’t really found a role worth of ‘Julia Roberts’ imo.
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Postby Goldmoney » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:16 pm

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Postby Spartan » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:19 pm

She’s a good actress. Pretty Woman is probably her best. August: Osage County was great and she was decent in that but she has put in some awful films of recent years: Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day.
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Postby menime123 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:54 pm

She is the epitome of what a modern day Hollywood actress should be all about though. She’s still stunningly beautiful but wears it with grace and when she’s on the red carpet, exudes old school Hollywood glamour.

But like Hollywood icons of yesteryear... she struggles to find suitable roles I suppose. You would think by now Hollywood would have figured out what type of movies to build around middle aged female stars - there is surely a market.

I mean Tom Cruise is in his 50s and still doing his ‘action movie with a bit of romance’ movies he’s been doing for 30 years. Maybe Julia needs a movie where she’s running a brothel and falls in love with a rich punter :lol:
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Postby Fan » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:38 am

This is such a great idea!

Unfortunately, I am not the biggest Julia Roberts fan. I have always thought she was very overrated and actually kinda dull. Even when you just look at the movies she has done, especially in recent years, nothing really stands out. The Normal Heart was obviously amazing, but certainly not because of her.
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Postby Muzikritik » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:47 am

I think she's a great actress, though she's not someone who's work I make efforts to look out for, if that makes sense.

I thought she owned the role of Erin Brockovich and that it was a nice departure from anything else she'd done at the point. I'm not into weepy movies or romantic comedies so a lot of her more well-known roles (Notting Hill, My Best Friend's Wedding, Stepmom etc) while I can appreciate them, don't stick out for me. I kinda preferred her 90's thriller roles (Sleeping with the Enemy, The Pelican Brief, Conspiracy Theory) although as films I find them decent but not brilliant.

I thought she did a brilliant job in August: Osange County and I like her in Ocean's 11 & 12 too.
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Postby Thriller » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:11 pm

Haven't seen many of her movies but I LOVE Sleeping With The Enemy.
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Postby Wayne » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:14 pm

I don't think I've seen that many movies she's been in. :oops:

I've definitely seen Pretty Woman, awesome movie.

According to IMDB, she was the 5th highest grossing actress of all-time up until last year, she must've been in other things I've seen - I just can't think of anything.
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Postby menime123 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:15 pm

Wayne wrote:I don't think I've seen that many movies she's been in. :oops:

I've definitely seen Pretty Woman, awesome movie.

According to IMDB, she was the 5th highest grossing actress of all-time up until last year, she must've been in other things I've seen - I just can't think of anything.
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Postby Wayne » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:17 pm

:oops: :oops:
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Postby menime123 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:25 pm

Wayne wrote: :oops: :oops:
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I think you’ll love it. It’s an incredible true story. Pretty Woman is her most famous film, but Erin Brockovich is always going to be her magnum opus.
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Postby spiritboy » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:21 am

I like Julia Roberts. My fave movies are Pretty Woman, My Best Friend's Wedding and Notting Hill. I was slightly disappointed when i learned she was a homewrecker but i got over that quickly as she's one of the Hollywood's most charming and sweet actresses.
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Postby Controlfreak » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:01 pm

I only like Sleeping With the Enemy
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Postby menime123 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:24 pm

WEEK 2: THE MOVIES OF... LEONARDO DICAPRIO

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The facts:

• Star of 28 movies (excluding documentary movies)
• Box office gross of $2,518,858,048
• Winner of 53 recognised awards, including 3 Golden Globes, 1 BAFTA and 1 Acadamy Award
• Star of Titanic, which the highest grossing film in history until 2009
• Star of movies nominated for ‘Best Picture’ at the Oscars (including 2 winners)

So... what do we love? What do we hate? What should have been bigger? Should he have won an Oscar earlier?

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Postby menime123 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:32 pm

I think Leo is a living legend. A true gem of Hollywood that doesn’t come along very often. Amongst his peers, I think he is in a league completely on his own and that it’s criminal he only won an Oscar award for 1 role thus far. Honestly, the boy knows how to pick his movies because he rarely puts a foot wrong. I would argue in decades to come, he’ll be up there with Brando, Stewart and Grant as one of the greatest.

I think his best performance was in Wolf of Wall Street. It’s criminal he didn’t get an Oscar for it, because I’ve never seen him do better - even in The Revenant, I don’t think he was quite as good as he was in Wolf of Wall Street.

My favourite films are (in no order):

1. Titanic
2. Romeo & Juliet
3. The Aviator
4. J. Edgar
5. Wolf of Wall Street

J. Edgar I particularly I feel is severely underrated.
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Postby Erotica » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:53 pm

I enjoyed Gatsby and The Beach with him
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Postby Goldmoney » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:51 am

Inception probably. Not big on him personally although Romeo + Juliet is a guilty pleasure. :oops:
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Postby spiritboy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:58 am

The Beach and Titanic are the first ones that comes to my mind.

He was also brilliant in What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
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Postby Benjamin » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:04 am

The Beach.
One of my all-time favourites. :)
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Postby spiritboy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:05 am

Benjamin wrote:The Beach.
One of my all-time favourites. :)
The soundtrack was fantastic :D
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Postby Benjamin » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:09 am

spiritboy wrote:
Benjamin wrote:The Beach.
One of my all-time favourites. :)
The soundtrack was fantastic :D
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Postby Spartan » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:35 pm

Hands down Wolf Of Wall Street is his best performance. Best film he’s in though is The Revanent.
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Postby toni_pest » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:36 pm

Wolf of Wall Street.

The Aviator was such a pain to watch, I got so bored
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Postby Spartan » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:41 pm

Also, Titanic is pure crap.
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