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    Re: What Films Did You Watch Today?

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    I think Russel Crowe fell into the same trap that many actors do - he's a GREAT character actor, tried to be a movie star, and fell flat. He can sell movies based on his ability to give a great performance, but I don't think he can sell them on his personality for the reasons you've listed - the Meg Ryan thing wasn't good for him, he's seen as a jerk and a drunk. That said, while I have not seen it, I've heard VERY positive things about Nice Guys. It sounds like he may be trying to fall back into the mode of going unnoticed in strong performances.
    ITA. I think though that he's maybe half jerk and half SUPER professional actor who doesn't suffer fools. He's said in interviews that he has issues with fellow actors not being prepared and that he feels he doesn't have the right to waste anyone's time by not showing up on time and prepared. I've read the same thing about Mandy Patinkin. They don't have patience for people who don't show up ready to work. Others - and probably these are the ones who DO show up prepared - have said both actors are great to work with. I guess it's perspective

    The bummer for me about Russell Crowe is the choices he's made in recent years. He's made a long string of just TERRIBLE movies after making a good many that were excellent. I see him now making dumb movies and it makes me sad. It feels like wasted potential. I don't know if he's not being offered the great projects now (maybe he's pissed off too many great directors/producers?) or he's just got a bad "picker." It reminds me of Al Pacino (who's turned into a caricature) and De Niro (who seems to only do fluffy roles now). These were great actors and they aren't playing great roles anymore. It's a waste of talent, IMO.

    I was a fan of RC from his Proof and Romper Stomper days and The Sum of Us is still one of my very favorite movies. I want him to get back to a point in his career where he's getting GOOD roles and doing Oscar-worthy work again. Right now, seeing him bloated and puffy and doing crappy action/comedy movies just makes me sad.
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    Re: What Films Did You Watch Today?

    Not today, but over the weekend I watched "Her" on HBO On Demand. Great movie, IMO! Starring Joaquin Phoenix & (the voice of) Scarlett Johansson. Both did an excellent job & the movie was really thought provoking. I highly recommend it. (I don't have HBO, but all last week, it was free from my cable provider, so I took full advantage.
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    Ghostbusters, the remake - so boring I turned it off before it ended. It felt like being in one of those classes that never ends. The cast was ok but so much wasted time. There was no snappiness, no urgency. Too much about the women having to prove themselves and not enough actual plot. Choppy editing, poor screenwriting. This was just a clunker all around. Worse than I expected actually.
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    To The Bone (Netflix original).
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    Lion. Simply amazing.
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