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Re: Films

PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:00 am
by rjbman
Been taking my friend on a cyberpunk binge. Never actually specifically brought up "cyberpunk", but so far we've watched Akira, Blade Runner, and Ghost in the Shell within the past month. All reminding me so much of why I love them. Planning on some Matrix too, but beyond that I don't know.

Re: Films

PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:38 am
by fechner
I watched Blue Valentine for the first time last night. Apparently the director originally wanted to shoot the beginning and then wait six years to shoot the latter part of the film which would have been really cool, but I liked it how it turned out anyway. It's an intensely beautiful and heartbreaking movie.
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Re: Films

PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:54 pm
by can-
blue valentine is on my short list along with a bunch of others-- Wadjda, Rush, 12 years, the 5th estate and runner runner if I get to it.

e: oops I am confusing that with the film 'blue is the warmest color.'

just got back from this piece of work

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don't know what to say except that it was long, relentless and fatiguing. i see the hardcore McCarthy fans going for this but I feel like I just got a root canal. the performances are mostly good, the writing is intelligent, production is way up there but I can't really recommend it on the basis that it's enjoyable.

if you thought 'no country for old men' was too lighthearted you'll probably enjoy this

Re: Films

PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:23 am
by whinefields
I'm going to have to disagree with you there. It's certainly a divisive film - a couple ahead of me in the theater walked out midway through whereas one of my friends just passed out after the opening - but it's also more humorous and lighthearted than people give it for. "No Country..." was way darker than this.

Think about it - the entire thing reads (watches?) like a farce. For one, the titular character is named the counselor, yet he never gives counsel. In fact, everyone around him gives him advice. Secondly, these quasi/not so intelligent characters give incredibly verbose speeches. Do they even know what they're saying?? Not to mention the fact that this entire picture is mostly talking punctuated with brief moments of incredible action, which is hilarious in its own right since Ridley Scott is known for creating movies of all action punctuated by brief moments of stilted dialogue.

Then there's the fact that Diaz looks like a cheetah, Bardem is crazy, Pitt...well, I won't spoil the ending. In all, I had so much fun. I don't think it's supposed to be serious.

However, I am a huge McCarthy fan, so...

Re: Films

PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:38 am
by rjbman
Just saw Ender's Game... personally wasn't a fan but my friends enjoyed it, even the ones who had read the books.

Re: Films

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:02 pm
by purkinje
I saw 12 Years a Slave the other day and it is definitely one of the best movies I've ever seen. Acting was incredible, directing was incredible, there's really no way to describe it until you see it. Friend and I left in awe.

Re: Films

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:19 pm
by teck
i really want to see it but im a total wuss when it comes to violence and the like on screen. i've seen a few Steve McQueen films and i liked them but i fear he'll find some new horrifying way to present violence to me and i'll be shellshocked for a few days.

Re: Films

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:04 pm
by starfox64
I saw Thor 2. I think for most people however you felt about Thor will be how you feel about Thor 2.

Re: Films

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:35 pm
by purkinje
teck wrote:i really want to see it but im a total wuss when it comes to violence and the like on screen. i've seen a few Steve McQueen films and i liked them but i fear he'll find some new horrifying way to present violence to me and i'll be shellshocked for a few days.

It was very hard to watch in a few scenes. It's sparse but brutal, and McQueen's shots are always ridiculously long.

Re: Films

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:46 am
by sid3000
Ajami (2009)
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saw a screening of this movie in college and really enjoyed it and super stoked I was able to track it down again

Re: Films

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:46 pm
by Bobbin.Threadbare
I watched 'Upside Down' the other day and it was actually pretty good! It was a kind of old school type of sci-fi tale, and although I'm pretty tired of romances this one was child-like and nice.


Re: Films

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:11 pm
by can-
how can u be tired of romance.

I saw ender and thought it was mostly a pile of crap. looked aight though

Re: Films

PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:37 pm
by maj


one of the top 10 films i've ever seen.

Re: Films

PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:13 pm
by odradek

Re: Films

PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:06 am
by Syeknom
Saw some good aeroplane films isn't it:

The World's End
London – The Modern Babylon
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
Blue Jasmine
The Way Way Back

Re: Films

PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:29 am
by bels
I rewatched Donnie Darko last night. Still intense. Some fun camera work in that film too.

Re: Films

PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:47 pm
by RycePooding
The World's End was kind of funny, way weirder then I was expecting. Way Way Back was maybe my favorite movie I've seen this year. Love those coming of age quirky flicks.

Re: Films

PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:02 pm
by RycePooding
I never want to go to space.

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Re: Films

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:35 pm
by starfox64
I watched "Only God Forgives" last night. Pretty bad as a movie, but also kind of interesting. One critical review of it that I read referred to the characters as 'non-characters', which I think is pretty accurate. It's by the same director as "Drive", but I think just pushed further into that weirdness, with long pauses before people say things and such. Really beautifully shot, though.


Re: Films

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:37 am
by BobbyZamora
Cloud Atlas is really good if you can get over the pretentious aspects and the bad make-up.

Re: Films

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:48 am
by Prince of Scandinavia
I watched Only God Forgives and I was really dissapointed. It wasn't really good and the story was kind of bland. Ryan Gosling turned the "silent guy doing what he has to" knob to 11 except, in this movie the character isn't worth shit, which crashed the movie for me.

Constantine is a great movie though, and I hope Keanu gets to make a sequel to it.

Re: Films

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:13 pm
by ramseames
rewatching pulp fiction for the nth time. never gets old

Re: Films

PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:02 pm
by jrisk
I just saw The Book Thief. It was a wonderful adaptation and very touching.

Re: Films

PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:58 pm
by hmwut
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excellent black comedy/drama, wasn't bored one second watching this. brutal at times, light-hearted the other. great performances by ewan mcgregor, robert carlyle, and kelly macdonald. cool clothes, too.

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quentin tarantino in his usual format, which is a very good thing. seeing robert de niro in a tarantino film made me very happy.

Re: Films

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:52 pm
by can-
I saw a midnight showing of tommy wiseau' The room last night. it was magical and would strongly urge anyone with the opportunity to take it

Re: Films

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:03 pm
by rjbman
Watched the two Kill Bills recently, there's something super satisfying about how much fighting is packed into those movies. Tarantino is just superb.

Re: Films

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:09 pm
by Bobbin.Threadbare
Watched:

Pacific Rim: Good
After Earth: Crap, although that one bit in it made me want to tear up
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa: Okay, not great

Re: Films

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:46 am
by szy
Bobbin.Threadbare wrote:Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa: Okay, not great


What a silly title.

Anyway, I watched The Family yesterday. It starts as a lighthearted comedy, but the ending is very dark, i did not aniticipate that at all. I don't recommend it.
I also saw The Prisoners a few days back and it completly blew me away, one of the best movies I've seen in months. If you liked The Killing, Zodiac or Seven you will definitely enjoy this one as well.

Re: Films

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:26 am
by szy
I also kinda wish I've never seen When Harry Met Sally and Love Actually becasuse I'd love to see them for the first time again. Especially during the christmas season.

Re: Films

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:30 am
by spahdfgo
I tried to watch The Family, the beginning was so bad it made me wanna smash my screen