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wmgaretjax
01-10-2011, 09:12 PM
She does work in that film. But it has less to do with her acting and more to do with Oliver Stone just knowing her personality is perfect for the role.

boxofbox
01-10-2011, 09:17 PM
she was suitable in national lampoon's christmas vacation

KungFuJoe
01-10-2011, 11:04 PM
Strange Days is a great movie no matter what you all say about juliette.

Finally watched the Expendables. Loved it. My only complaint is that the Gary Daniels fight could've been much better.

Robogeisha was ridiculous fun. There needs to be more ass swords in the world.

Hannahrain
01-10-2011, 11:22 PM
Baz goddamn Luhrmann needs to keep his grease-tanned heavy hands off Fitzgerald. I'll vomit hot marbles into his gym locker one time for each extraneous dimension he uses.

Hannahrain
01-10-2011, 11:27 PM
Three dimensions of my welly-booted foot in his ass is more like it.

sbessiso
01-10-2011, 11:36 PM
I was gunna mention that, Hannah. It sounds awful

getbetter
01-10-2011, 11:48 PM
urgh i tried to show my friend four lions today and that fell on my face.


I'm kinda happy though tommorrow i'm going to see this movies tommorrow to see Rare Export.
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yeahfontaine
01-11-2011, 05:10 AM
She does work in that film. But it has less to do with her acting and more to do with Oliver Stone just knowing her personality is perfect for the role.

That is a silly silly argument. You think it didn't take hard work to pull off that role? I disagree.

yeahfontaine
01-11-2011, 05:22 AM
Do you guys know about this site? It's a fun one. You can look up any movie line (or piece of a line) and it will bring up every movie in which someone uttered any incarnation of that line. Cool.

http://www.subzin.com/

wmgaretjax
01-11-2011, 08:01 AM
That is a silly silly argument. You think it didn't take hard work to pull off that role? I disagree.

Is that what I said? Nope. Lots of things require hard work that don't require actual talent or creativity.

HowToDisappear
01-11-2011, 08:36 AM
Strange Days is a great movie no matter what you all say about juliette.

Yes.

PotVsKtl
01-11-2011, 08:49 AM
Yeah, fuck you guys. Cape Fear 1991 #1. Fuck Gregory Peck.

GeezrRckr
01-11-2011, 08:53 AM
now now...don't get all butthurt.
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malcolmjamalawesome
01-11-2011, 06:06 PM
Wouldn't this be 2000% more legit if the stupid fucking name of the movie was different? Like, doesn't the name sound more like something Dreamworks would put out?

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Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-11-2011, 06:09 PM
I think the title is fine...it tells you what the movie is about. Also, it's based on a comic book, which was titled that. Also, it looks awesome.

malcolmjamalawesome
01-11-2011, 06:10 PM
The title is stupid and your face is an ass.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-11-2011, 06:12 PM
I'm sorry it couldn't be called Blood Desert or Lexicon of Descent, next time maybe.

MissingPerson
01-11-2011, 06:13 PM
Your MOM'S face is an ass.

EDIT: Dammit.

mountmccabe
01-11-2011, 06:58 PM
Baz goddamn Luhrmann needs to keep his grease-tanned heavy hands off Fitzgerald. I'll vomit hot marbles into his gym locker one time for each extraneous dimension he uses.

Wait, what? Must investigate.

But right now I'm just watching Ewan MacGregor performing as Iggy Pop and it's stunning. Yes, I hadn't seen Velvet Goldmine before.

EDIT: And now he's naked

SoulDischarge
01-11-2011, 09:30 PM
I watched Casino for the first time yesterday. Everyone was just coasting, doing what they always do, but it's still really entertaining. I've yet to see a movie where Sharon Stone doesn't play a psychotic fucked up whore. Which I appreciate. It's refreshing to see someone who plays to their strengths.

sbessiso
01-11-2011, 09:32 PM
But right now I'm just watching Ewan MacGregor performing as Iggy Pop and it's stunning. Yes, I hadn't seen Velvet Goldmine before.

EDIT: And now he's naked

That movie is such a mess but highly entertaining

schoolofruckus
01-11-2011, 09:57 PM
Dogtooth.....I guess I'm in the hipster Eurotrash (or was it Euro hipstertrash?) category. I think Jared articulated the film's intents perfectly. There were some instances where I thought it got a bit redundant, and obviously it was a deeply unsettling viewing experience. But it was extremely compelling, and I get the feeling I'm going to like it even more tomorrow or the next day.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-11-2011, 10:49 PM
Did you see it at Cinefamily? I am tempted.

I just watched Sugar and I fucking loved it. I totally love Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck. Although, I'm surprised to see that they did It's Kind of a Funny Story...did anybody see that? it looked OK, but you would never know it came from the same people that did Half Nelson and Sugar.

paulb
01-11-2011, 11:33 PM
Just watched Bridge On The River Kwai in blu ray quality last night....just fuckin incredible! Anyone else a big fan of this movie? Alec Guinness is excellent in it, some real amazing dialogue...

mountmccabe
01-12-2011, 06:53 AM
That movie is such a mess but highly entertaining

Agreed. Having the film match/mirror the subject(s) is fun but you gotta hit it just right for the full effect.

I need to let it stew and watch it a again later; hopefully then I'll be able to avoid wondering why faux Bowie is singing all these Roxy Music songs, etc.

schoolofruckus
01-12-2011, 07:41 AM
Did you see it at Cinefamily? I am tempted.

I did. I just signed up for a one-year membership, meaning I can go to any of their regular films for free - so I'm going to be there a lot more frequently this year. Hadrian said they're going to do about five or six week-long runs of arthouse films that aren't otherwise getting distribution in Los Angeles, which is awesome news.

daxton
01-12-2011, 08:16 AM
Dogtooth.....I guess I'm in the hipster Eurotrash (or was it Euro hipstertrash?) category. I think Jared articulated the film's intents perfectly. There were some instances where I thought it got a bit redundant, and obviously it was a deeply unsettling viewing experience. But it was extremely compelling, and I get the feeling I'm going to like it even more tomorrow or the next day.

Glad you finally saw it. I'm interested to hear more about what you thought.

HandBanana
01-12-2011, 08:42 AM
I am onboard with this...


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bobert
01-12-2011, 10:00 AM
Finally reactivated my Netflix account and have been gorging on the instant library - lot more of a selection than there was 6 months ago.

Watched Life During Wartime and was shocked by how bad it was. If the entire point of the movie was to force the audience to dwell on the fact that Happiness was an infinitely superior movie with a much better cast then I guess the sequel was a success. A real head-scratcher from Solondz.

Also watched Exit Through the Gift Shop and I'm fairly convinced it's one of the most brilliant films I've ever seen - the movie of the year by far. If you haven't seen it yet I'd urge you to go into the movie knowing as little as possible about it's premise, because this film has some of the most mind-boggling surprises I've ever encountered in any documentary. One of the most provocative statements on the nature of art ever put on film. It's also really fucking funny. Can't wait to go back through the thread and see what others thought of it.

wmgaretjax
01-12-2011, 11:59 AM
I'm really looking forward to the day when people that think Banksy is interesting realize that it was funnier when Duchamp did it 100 years ago.

bobert
01-12-2011, 12:32 PM
I'm really looking forward to the day when people that think Banksy is interesting realize that it was funnier when Duchamp did it 100 years ago.

I'm sure that day is coming, Jared. I don't pretend to know much about art history, but I do know movies, and Duchamp never made one. Instead he played chess. Considering that Banksy isn't even the focus of the film I'm not sure what you're trying to suggest beyond the fact that your knowledge of art surpasses everyone else's.

PotVsKtl
01-12-2011, 12:38 PM
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wmgaretjax
01-12-2011, 12:40 PM
Banksy is the focus of the film. Banksy and his oh so insightful commentary on the art world. The film is a continuation of his routine. It's like saying that if David Blaine does a magic trick where the object transformed is someone other than David Blaine, he's somehow still not the subject of the performance.

The medium is irrelevant really... Sure it's an entertaining "documentary" or joke or whatever you want to call it. But just because it's committed to the filmic format, doesn't mean that the film is interesting. The problem with the film is that it's so single minded... Like most of Banksy's artwork, he relies entirely on the reveal in order to sell it. The problem is... Once the reveal is finished, there isn't anything left that everyone didn't already know. It's a parlor trick.

wmgaretjax
01-12-2011, 12:43 PM
Whoever put that music to anemic cinema should be punched.

M Sparks
01-12-2011, 12:50 PM
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I didn't realize it was possible to have comedic timing on a message board. Bravo.

J~$$$$
01-12-2011, 12:54 PM
I'm really looking forward to the day when people that think Banksy is interesting realize that it was funnier when Duchamp did it 100 years ago.

pshhhhh it was way funnier when Jean Arp did it.

wmgaretjax
01-12-2011, 12:56 PM
nah bro, arp was hella serious and shit.

schoolofruckus
01-12-2011, 12:59 PM
Interesting. I liked Life During Wartime a lot more than any of Solondz's other films that aren't Happiness, and I thought it significantly deepened that film's themes.


Glad you finally saw it. I'm interested to hear more about what you thought.

SPOILERS (mostly thematic)


I thought it was an expert dissection of an oppressive family environment. The vision of a man (mostly - the mother is complicit, but it's obvious who's driving) so frustrated by his lack of control in the world - even in a position of professional power - that he has to sculpt his children into affection-seeking zombies shook the living shit out of me. There are myriad directions that satire on this subject could have traveled; if I were making this film, I probably would have leaned more heavily on the influence of religion, but I think Dogtooth is better for resisting that approach (at least overtly). I don't know that the values being critiqued are distinctly upper-class; I think that parents of all stripes and social strata have the capacity to mold their children using near- (if not fully) animalistic methods.

As for Christine...I'm not confused by why she would enter into this scenario (she's obviously more than a little twisted herself, she's getting paid for it, she works at the guy's factory...how much motivation is required?). I'm more interested in why the father hires her to this end in the first place. At first I thought they were trying to ensure that the son wouldn't try to fuck one of his sisters...but obviously, that proves to be of little concern.

wmgaretjax
01-12-2011, 01:02 PM
I think sexual impulses are frequently targeted as having the potential to undermine mechanisms of control. They are unpredictable when left on their own. The best way to maintain control is to satiate within controlled parameters.

bobert
01-12-2011, 01:05 PM
Well guys, I stand corrected on all counts. I thought Duchamp never dabbled in film - turns he made some crap 6 minute film in the early twenties. I thought Exit Through the Gift Shop was very interesting, but it turns out I'm just uneducated. For all you other ignoramuses out there, go see the movie. Hopefully you're as much of an art-world rube to enjoy it as much as I did.

guedita
01-12-2011, 01:07 PM
Well guys, I stand corrected on all counts. I thought Duchamp never dabbled in film - turns he made some crap 6 minute film in the early twenties. I thought Exit Through the Gift Shop was very interesting, but it turns out I'm just uneducated. For all you other ignoramuses out there, go see the movie. Hopefully you're as much of an art-world rube to enjoy it as much as I did.

Don't let one person's opinion of Banksy as an artist deter your enjoyment of who he is and the film. I don't think he deserves AS much praise as he gets, and certainly DuChamp was doing the same sort of subversive commentary long before street artists, but it's still a solid, interesting film.

wmgaretjax
01-12-2011, 01:08 PM
turns out I'm just uneducated.

I can't speak to this per se, but it wasn't what I was pointing too. Most people that have been exposed to Bansky's work have at one time or another been drawn to its allure, myself included. And sometimes he does manage to get at something more meaningful... But it's pretty fleeting. I'm just fed up with the routine/schtick. There wasn't much in the film that deviated from his previous work (and the self importance has only magnified), hence my lack of patience for it.

rage patton
01-12-2011, 01:08 PM
Ok. So, what is the deal with Catfish? I don't believe it was real. Something about seemed too scripted to me. I have searched around for answers to find out if it was real or fake, and all I keep finding are reviews that say something along the lines of "whether or not the movie is real or fake does not matter. What matters is the message of the movie." That really bugged me. I don't know what you guys think, but to me the movie just came across as paranoid fear-mongering about the internet. The movie didn't say anything profound, rather it just repeated the message my parents lectured me with when I was 14 saying "Be careful who you talk to online."

Overall, I thought the "message" of the movie was bullshit and that it was all faked. Don't get me wrong though, I didn't think it was a bad movie per se. It was interesting and I really did want to find out how it all turned out... it just rubbed me in all the wrong ways. It wasn't sold that it was real and I found the "moral" of the movie to be contrived.

PotVsKtl
01-12-2011, 01:15 PM
I don't believe it was real.

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rage patton
01-12-2011, 01:17 PM
Thank you for your insight, Pot. Anyone else care to contribute?

bmack86
01-12-2011, 01:21 PM
Could anyone point me to a place where I could watch Catfish online?

PotVsKtl
01-12-2011, 01:23 PM
Could anyone point me to a place where I could watch Catfish online?

http://www.realdocumentaries.com

bobert
01-12-2011, 01:37 PM
Most people that have been exposed to Bansky's work have at one time or another been drawn to its allure, myself included. And sometimes he does manage to get at something more meaningful... But it's pretty fleeting. I'm just fed up with the routine/schtick. There wasn't much in the film that deviated from his previous work (and the self importance has only magnified), hence my lack of patience for it.

Well since you were already fed up with the artist before you saw the film, I can see how your opinion would differ greatly from someone like me, who'd barely heard of him before. Like I said, I'm glad I went into without any preconceptions.

schoolofruckus
01-12-2011, 01:58 PM
I think sexual impulses are frequently targeted as having the potential to undermine mechanisms of control. They are unpredictable when left on their own. The best way to maintain control is to satiate within controlled parameters.

Absolutely, but that still doesn't answer why he didn't just have the son fuck the daughters the whole time. Perhaps he didn't want to encourage their sexual awakening, whereas he viewed the son's as a rite of passage - but still, unless he performed extensive interviews on Christine prior to hiring her, it seems a curious risk to bring someone into that environment who wasn't raised there.

wmgaretjax
01-12-2011, 02:06 PM
Absolutely, but that still doesn't answer why he didn't just have the son fuck the daughters the whole time. Perhaps he didn't want to encourage their sexual awakening, whereas he viewed the son's as a rite of passage - but still, unless he performed extensive interviews on Christine prior to hiring her, it seems a curious risk to bring someone into that environment who wasn't raised there.

I think that allowing him to fuck the daughters would introduce an unpredictable element. Emotional connections that might develop could disrupt what he'd carefully architected. Instead, he went outside and secured someone that he could control and remove if problems arose. It's one of the few examples of him bringing something in from the outside and it expectedly presents problems to his regime that maybe he anticipated but thought he could stop before it got out of control. Ultimately it was his confidence in his ability to keep these externalities in check that brings it all crumbling down.

schoolofruckus
01-12-2011, 02:11 PM
Ok. So, what is the deal with Catfish? I don't believe it was real. Something about seemed too scripted to me. I have searched around for answers to find out if it was real or fake, and all I keep finding are reviews that say something along the lines of "whether or not the movie is real or fake does not matter. What matters is the message of the movie." That really bugged me. I don't know what you guys think, but to me the movie just came across as paranoid fear-mongering about the internet. The movie didn't say anything profound, rather it just repeated the message my parents lectured me with when I was 14 saying "Be careful who you talk to online."

Overall, I thought the "message" of the movie was bullshit and that it was all faked. Don't get me wrong though, I didn't think it was a bad movie per se. It was interesting and I really did want to find out how it all turned out... it just rubbed me in all the wrong ways. It wasn't sold that it was real and I found the "moral" of the movie to be contrived.

I agree with most of what you're saying. I found it entertaining enough that I don't really care if it was real or not - but I also don't think it was real.

schoolofruckus
01-12-2011, 02:13 PM
I think that allowing him to fuck the daughters would introduce an unpredictable element. Emotional connections that might develop could disrupt what he'd carefully architected. Instead, he went outside and secured someone that he could control and remove if problems arose. It's one of the few examples of him bringing something in from the outside and it expectedly presents problems to his regime that maybe he anticipated but thought he could stop before it got out of control. Ultimately it was his confidence in his ability to keep these externalities in check that brings it all crumbling down.

That makes sense.

PotVsKtl
01-12-2011, 02:14 PM
but I also don't think it was real.

Should I take it out of my non-fiction section? There's going to be a big gap between Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity.

PotVsKtl
01-12-2011, 02:16 PM
b/w Are you people fucking serious?

schoolofruckus
01-12-2011, 02:32 PM
Not assertive enough for you? I've explained in detail what I believe to be the tells.

PotVsKtl
01-12-2011, 02:36 PM
The "tell" is that it's stunningly clear that it's not real, just like every other "This footage was found in my asshole after a night of strip Mahjong" movie that has come before it. If anyone, anywhere in the world, believed that this movie might have a possiblity of being real they should be sterilized and fed to the dick pits.

PotVsKtl
01-12-2011, 02:38 PM
Guys, did you know Spinal Tap wasn't about a real band?

PotVsKtl
01-12-2011, 02:42 PM
Guys.

wmgaretjax
01-12-2011, 02:43 PM
Is Paranormal Activity any good?

guedita
01-12-2011, 02:43 PM
The Joan Rivers documentary is pretty fake, too. If you know what I mean.

PotVsKtl
01-12-2011, 02:46 PM
Is Paranormal Activity any good?

Not particularly. It's less frightening than Blair Witch if that helps.

NachoCat
01-12-2011, 02:46 PM
Is Paranormal Activity any good?


I liked it... so it must be good

Courtney
01-12-2011, 05:11 PM
I don't know how I feel about Dan Deacon scoring Francis Ford Coppola's new film, "Twixt Now and Sunrise." Not to mention the fact that they are apparently collaborating further, beyond just the score. Wtf.

yeahfontaine
01-12-2011, 05:46 PM
Hadn't heard about Twixt Now and Sunrise, though I really enjoyed Tetro. That is very weird about Dan Deacon scoring it, I agree. I have a hard time imagining the visions of those two people coming together.

liquidsnake28
01-12-2011, 07:08 PM
The only way a resonable human being would ever enjoy Paranormal Activity is if they love hearing, "MEEEE KAH" screamed into their ear every few seconds from some overweight non-actress. Not, "My kah" like the rock, Micah (the character's name.) No, it's "MEEE KAH."

It's her husband's name so the whole fucking movie she yells it. It's really simply abysmal.

It's the polar opposite of Dr. Caligari, Frankenstein, Psycho, Carrie, Rosemarry's Baby, or really any Horror film that has ever meant anything.

However, it requires more thinking than Saw so someone like yeahfontaine would be quick to say that Paranormal Activity is a modern horror masterpiece.

liquidsnake28
01-12-2011, 07:20 PM
Paranormal Activity is the dubstep version of Blair Witch (which already sucked.) It's at least two steps behind and painfully boring/undanceable.

Mr. Dylanja
01-12-2011, 07:24 PM
I don't like Christian Bale at all, but he was phenomenal in The Fighter, carried the entire film, imo.


That is all.

Snapper
01-12-2011, 07:24 PM
However, it requires more thinking than Saw so someone like yeahfontaine would be quick to say that Paranormal Activity is a modern horror masterpiece.
oh snap!

algunz
01-12-2011, 07:25 PM
I don't like Christian Bale at all, but he was phenomenal in The Fighter, carried the entire film, imo.


That is all.

Why are you not a Bale fan?

liquidsnake28
01-12-2011, 07:39 PM
Uh maybe because he completely butchers Bruce Wayne in the most overrated film of all time.

I know, I know American Psycho, yadda yadda.

His first name is Christian. I don't see how you can take that name and run with it without being an absolute asshole.

Mr. Dylanja
01-12-2011, 07:42 PM
Why are you not a Bale fan?

Probably because The Machinist was the first thing I saw him in and that movie gave me the creeps. I guess he's not bad, but I never found anything (until The Fighter) he did, convincing.

yeahfontaine
01-12-2011, 07:45 PM
However, it requires more thinking than Saw so someone like yeahfontaine would be quick to say that Paranormal Activity is a modern horror masterpiece.

Ummm, what? Fuck off with your inane attacks, Tim.

Asshole.

algunz
01-12-2011, 07:47 PM
Probably because The Machinist was the first thing I saw him in and that movie gave me the creeps. I guess he's not bad, but I never found anything (until The Fighter) he did, convincing.

That is a creepy movie, but he does a great job.

liquidsnake28
01-12-2011, 07:57 PM
Ummm, what? Fuck off with your inane attacks, Tim.

Asshole.

Relax. Jesus. You're a huge Mars Volta fan, how do you honestly expect me to treat you on a music message board of this nature?

You said that my comment/observation that Scott Weiland was heavily influenced by David Bowie was the one of the dumbest things you've ever read on this board (even though they both completely realize and have oft discussed it publically.)

Then you come in here saying that Juliette Lewis is awesome and that she should take more credit than the director (Oliver Stone) for the one good film she was in. After all, she worked so hard, right?

Edit - Oh yeah and we're also sexists because we're honest about Ms. Lewis.

yeahfontaine
01-12-2011, 08:05 PM
Relax. Jesus. You're a huge Mars Volta fan, how do you honestly expect me to treat you on a music message board of this nature?

You said that my comment/observation that Scott Weiland was heavily influenced by David Bowie was the one of the dumbest things you've ever read on this board (even though they both completely realize and have oft discussed it publically.)

Then you come in here saying that Juliette Lewis is awesome and that she should take more credit than the director (Oliver Stone) for the one good film she was in. After all, she worked so hard, right?

Edit - Oh yeah and we're also sexists because we're honest about Ms. Lewis.

1) You didn't say anything about influence. You said


I like how people on this board supposedly like David Bowie but hate STP.

which lots of people (myself included) had to take issue with because it was a silly thing to say.

2) I never said anything about Juliette Lewis being superior to Oliver Stone. I was responding to someone's comment that she was only good in the movie because Oliver Stone wanted her to come onset and play herself. And I like Juliette Lewis. What's the problem? Yeah, I brought up that there COULD be sexist undertones to people not liking her. In case you haven't noticed, we still live in a very sexist world and I was just bringing up the idea for people to think about. Many responded and said it had nothing to do with that. Fine. No problem.

3) I've never put anyone on ignore but you annoy the shit out of me daily so I'm gonna go ahead and do that. Farewell, sweet prince.

algunz
01-12-2011, 08:11 PM
Does liquidsnake refer to your inability to get it up? Is that why you're so hostile?

liquidsnake28
01-12-2011, 08:13 PM
Exactly, once again the english teacher solves the crime. There's no need for Scooby or the Mystery Machine anymore g.

Alchemy
01-12-2011, 08:27 PM
Wut?

liquidsnake28
01-12-2011, 08:37 PM
Oh, we were just discussing Tarkovsky then Juliette Lewis fans came and just owned/bought everyone out, like we were Phillipinos or something. That's wut. Gah!

algunz
01-12-2011, 08:40 PM
Again . . . wut?

bmack86
01-12-2011, 09:51 PM
So while all you guys are watching art school lame ass movies, we're keeping it real by watching Death Race 2000. David Carradine plays Frankenstein and Stallone plays Joe Paterbo, drivers in a race across the country in the year 2000, where America has become a dictatorship and people delight in the racers killing civilians to rack up points. The movie is bizarre as all hell, unintentionally hilarious and weirdly uplifting. Get it; you won't regret it.

liquidsnake28
01-12-2011, 10:02 PM
The original Little Shop of Horrors (the musical remake in the 80/90's? was SO BAD) from 1960 is great. Hilarious.

paulb
01-12-2011, 10:31 PM
No love for Steve Martin?

getbetter
01-12-2011, 10:55 PM
The original The Little Shop of Horrors was film in 24 hours.

SoulDischarge
01-13-2011, 02:41 AM
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Any mention of Death Race 2000 without mention of Mary Woronov is worthless.

daxton
01-13-2011, 07:35 AM
Is Paranormal Activity any good?

No.

roberto73
01-13-2011, 07:45 AM
Just watched Atom Egoyan's The Sweet Hereafter for the first time in probably ten years. Such a great movie, and it still packs the same punch as when I first saw it. It's got Ian Holm in one of his best roles (he's got a monologue three-fourths of the way through that'll knock your socks off), and an 18-year-old Sarah Polley in one of her first big parts. The movie itself is heavy going – probably one of the most illuminating meditations on guilt and loss I've ever seen – but I think it's the best thing Egoyan's ever done. And it should be said, it's a textbook example of how to thoughtfully adapt a great novel. Russell Banks' book doesn't (or shouldn't) translate easily to the big screen, but Egoyan makes it look easy. I love rediscovering movies I'd almost forgotten about.

algunz
01-13-2011, 07:52 AM
Any mention of Death Race 2000 without mention of Mary Woronov is worthless.

I love her and that movie.

AlecEiffel
01-13-2011, 09:50 AM
Oldboy director Park Chan-wook shoots new film on iPhone (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/jan/10/iphone-park-chan-wook-paranmanjang)

Hannahrain
01-13-2011, 09:58 AM
Way to include not only the initial plot but also the ending in your article, Guardian. Spoilers as soon as they start talking about what the movie's about, y'all.

M Sparks
01-13-2011, 10:17 AM
So while all you guys are watching art school lame ass movies, we're keeping it real by watching Death Race 2000. David Carradine plays Frankenstein and Stallone plays Joe Paterbo, drivers in a race across the country in the year 2000, where America has become a dictatorship and people delight in the racers killing civilians to rack up points. The movie is bizarre as all hell, unintentionally hilarious and weirdly uplifting. Get it; you won't regret it.

I'm pretty sure watching this on the Channel 5 Morning Movie as a kid, along with Rock & Roll High School and The Abominable Dr Phibes, explains a lot about how I turned out. Love this movie, and I probably haven't seen it in 15 or 20 years...must view soon.

TallGuyCM
01-13-2011, 12:43 PM
Ooooh if you like Hitchcock, there's a Rear Window/Dial M for Murder double feature at the Egyptian tomorrow night. Both are fantastic.

paulb
01-13-2011, 12:49 PM
That would be fun... Is that Godfather screening still going on?

yeahfontaine
01-13-2011, 01:02 PM
Ooooh if you like Hitchcock, there's a Rear Window/Dial M for Murder double feature at the Egyptian tomorrow night. Both are fantastic.

Ooooh I'd love to see Rear Window on the big screen! Just think of those perspective shots from Jeff's point of view. Especially during the climax.

I want.

buddy
01-13-2011, 01:08 PM
vertigo would be my pick for a hitchcock movie to watch on the big screen. even north by northwest, but rear window/dial m for murder double feature is great.

sbessiso
01-13-2011, 01:53 PM
http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/110113/garfield-Spiderman-3_510.jpg

Mr.Nipples
01-13-2011, 01:56 PM
i hope spiderman and the girl with the dragon tattoo bomb like a fucking ryder rental truck

MissingPerson
01-13-2011, 03:07 PM
Emo Spiderman is my very least favourite kind of Spiderman. However, I was never a huge fan of the Raimi ones, so I'll give it a bash.

The only thing I've seen that dude in was the couple of seconds he was in the Arcade Fire webcast though, and he wasn't uh... he wasn't very good.

SoulDischarge
01-13-2011, 03:10 PM
Have any of you seen The Adjuster? Early Egoyan, black comedy with a completely bizarre tone. I'm not sure if it works or not, but it's pretty fascinating regardless.

sbessiso
01-13-2011, 03:16 PM
Apparently he's pretty good in The Social Network , but I havent seen it yet. Crazy how he was a nobody a few months ago.

I have zero expectations for this movie but I enjoy watching the updates. I really fucking hate that its Spiderman in high school. Ughhh

HandBanana
01-13-2011, 03:18 PM
Garfield is the real deal.
He burst out of nowhere this year and I love the guy.

He was terrific in Never Let Me Go and especially this awesome British TV movie trilogy called Red Riding which if you havent seen you need to immediately.

Plus the dude is a Brit and doesnt do the overnasally American accent.

MissingPerson
01-13-2011, 03:20 PM
Oh, that reminds me though, I also saw him act mildly wangy in an interview.

I think he's benefitted heavily from having hair that can be made as tall as Robert Pattinson's.

EDIT: Completely forgot he was in Red Riding, NVM.

sbessiso
01-13-2011, 03:21 PM
He's cute too. Better than Pattinson thats for sure.

TallGuyCM
01-13-2011, 03:23 PM
wtf, Eduardo from The Social Network is the new Spider-Man? LAME.

And I'm with MP, never huge into the Spider-Man movies in the first place, but still. LAME.

HandBanana
01-13-2011, 03:24 PM
Srsly you fools.

Go here

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Red_Riding_Trilogy_Part_1_1974/70125867?trkid=2361637

Its streaming.

Check it out cuz its a hell of a good flick (in 3 parts)

roberto73
01-13-2011, 03:29 PM
especially this awesome British TV movie trilogy called Red Riding which if you havent seen you need to immediately.


Yes. That's the first thing I saw him in, and it's great.

Also, since Fincher's Dragon Tattoo has been mentioned here recently, have people seen this?

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp292/rmonty73/cess_rooney_mara_07_v.jpg

Thoughts from people more interested/invested in this project than I am?

MissingPerson
01-13-2011, 03:31 PM
And I'm with MP, never huge into the Spider-Man movies in the first place, but still. LAME.

Don't get me wrong, I love my big showy comic book stuff, but something about the Spiderman movies always felt just a little bit soft focus and gutless to me.

My very favourite bit of the last one was Topher Grace's Venom, which I found hysterically entertaining, but that was the bit the studio made him do. Raimi was all about Ned & Stacey Mopeyjumper, and that wasn't even the least bad thing about that film.

EDIT:

Also, yes, Deathrace 2000 is a fucking riot, and in completely unrelated news, Hot Shots isn't nearly as funny as I remembered it.

Theijuiel
01-13-2011, 03:52 PM
Hollywood is going to bastardize Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I seriously doubt it will be better than the Swedish version.

bleep
01-13-2011, 09:43 PM
Just watched Atom Egoyan's The Sweet Hereafter for the first time in probably ten years. Such a great movie, and it still packs the same punch as when I first saw it. It's got Ian Holm in one of his best roles (he's got a monologue three-fourths of the way through that'll knock your socks off), and an 18-year-old Sarah Polley in one of her first big parts. The movie itself is heavy going – probably one of the most illuminating meditations on guilt and loss I've ever seen – but I think it's the best thing Egoyan's ever done. And it should be said, it's a textbook example of how to thoughtfully adapt a great novel. Russell Banks' book doesn't (or shouldn't) translate easily to the big screen, but Egoyan makes it look easy. I love rediscovering movies I'd almost forgotten about.
i'm sure i've listed The Sweet Hereafter somewhere around these parts as one of the few movies i can watch over and over again. so atmospheric. i also think that it's Egoyan's best. i don't think i care for any of the movies he has done since, some of which are embarrassingly overwrought.

wmgaretjax
01-13-2011, 09:48 PM
Agreed on all counts. The only exception being his TV version of Krapp's Last Tape.

That film is completely brilliant though. I haven't watched it in a couple years... Definitely gonna remedy that.

KungFuJoe
01-13-2011, 10:25 PM
Pissed I missed this. I hope it gets released real soon.
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M Sparks
01-13-2011, 10:47 PM
Raimi was all about Ned & Stacey Mopeyjumper,

Why the hell do you know what Ned & Stacey is in Ireland? It's barely remembered here.

daxton
01-13-2011, 11:10 PM
Just watched Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for the first time. Wow. Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman are beyond amazing.

rage patton
01-13-2011, 11:19 PM
For me, Andrew Garfield stole The Social Network. He was pretty amazing in it. He was also great in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. But it is pretty weird he is the new Spiderman.

TallGuyCM
01-14-2011, 12:56 AM
Got my first taste of Cassavetes tonight with The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. I watched the 1976 cut, the full 135-minute version. I'm not sure what the heck I just watched, but it really wasn't my cup of tea. I'm reading reviews online that suggest that the shorter, 108-minute edited version that Cassavetes took 2 years to recut is far superior and more focused, and I certainly hope so. What I just watched was one of the most bizarre things I've seen in some time, and it left me feeling pretty stale.

AlecEiffel
01-14-2011, 02:17 AM
I have a question. Jessica Alba walked out of the screening of The Killer Inside Me because she was so horrified by how violent it is. But the most violent scene is the one that she....is.....in? Did she not read the script?

Well, a couple months ago she did say this:


Good actors, never use the script unless it’s amazing writing. All the good actors I’ve worked with, they all say whatever they want to say.

So, yeah, maybe she didn't read the script.

schoolofruckus
01-14-2011, 02:36 AM
Unlikely.

It is unlikely, but it still occurred.

Am I the only one who sees Alec Eiffel's response timestamped six hours before guedita asked the question?

And now this very response is also somewhere in the wormhole.

MissingPerson
01-14-2011, 03:00 AM
Whatever about "disappearing into a scene", it's one thing to play pretend for a bit, quite another to actually watch somebody fuck you up good and proper.


Why the hell do you know what Ned & Stacey is in Ireland? It's barely remembered here.

It was shown at like 5am here, so I'm pretty sure only myself, Ned, and Stacey, have ever watched it. I don't mean to give a false impression that we have some kind of weird Ned and Stacey cargo cult over here or anything like.

It is kind of a shame that nobody will ever know that Debra Messing can actually be funny and likeable though.

schoolofruckus
01-14-2011, 08:24 AM
I strongly disagree with all of the above. Not only do I love The Killing of a Chinese Bookie - it's maybe my second favorite Cassavetes film after A Woman Under the Influence, which means I regard it as highly as just about any other movie ever made - but I also recall favoring the longer cut. It feels wrong to say that, since the '78 version is the directors cut (the '76 cut was done by an editor because Cassavetes had to leave for another film he was scheduled to act in, which is how he stayed financially afloat while directing films that aggressively lost money). But I remember finding the opening of the initial cut a lot more striking. It definitely has a lot more performance material in the strip club, some of which is gratuitous. But overall, the film is a brilliantly personal look into Cassavetes' tribulations as an artist, filtered through well-worn crime genre tropes that are given new life. I need to sit down sometime soon and watch both cuts back to back

This is an interesting article about the contrast between the two:
http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/61/61chinesebookie.html

All that being said...it's decidedly not the film I would suggest to a Cassavetes novice. Try A Woman Under the Influence or Husbands next.

guedita
01-14-2011, 08:30 AM
I have a question. Jessica Alba walked out of the screening of The Killer Inside Me because she was so horrified by how violent it is. But the most violent scene is the one that she....is.....in? Did she not read the script?

SoulDischarge
01-14-2011, 08:33 AM
Maybe she's just fucking stupid?

schoolofruckus
01-14-2011, 08:39 AM
There's a great chance she's stupid, but this isn't necessarily supportive of that. Approaching material as an actor is different from approaching it as a spectator. She may be capable of disappearing into the scene while in character, but that doesn't mean that she's comfortable watching her own face get smashed.

GeezrRckr
01-14-2011, 08:46 AM
Affleck's outstanding performance in that made up for the plot holes.

PotVsKtl
01-14-2011, 08:48 AM
She may be capable of disappearing into the scene while in character.

Unlikely.

guedita
01-14-2011, 09:26 AM
Well, a couple months ago she did say this:



Quote:
Originally Posted by Jessica Alba
Good actors, never use the script unless it’s amazing writing. All the good actors I’ve worked with, they all say whatever they want to say.
So, yeah, maybe she didn't read the script.


So, yeah, maybe she didn't read the script.

Hahahahahahahaha

wmgaretjax
01-14-2011, 09:40 AM
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie is definitely not my favorite Cassavetes film... but I definitely prefer the shorter cut.

TallGuyCM
01-14-2011, 01:48 PM
More Jodorowsky for those of us in Los Angeles, this time at the Egyptian:

Saturday, January 15
7:30 PM SANTA SANGRE & FANDO AND LIS

Sunday, January 16
7:30 PM EL TOPO & THE HOLY MOUNTAIN

Quoted because it's this weekend. I already have my ticket for tomorrow night, really looking forward to it.

TallGuyCM
01-14-2011, 01:48 PM
All that being said...it's decidedly not the film I would suggest to a Cassavetes novice. Try A Woman Under the Influence or Husbands next.

Yeah, that's the impression I got, that I should have started elsewhere with his work. A Woman Under the Influence is definitely next.

schoolofruckus
01-14-2011, 03:55 PM
Quoted because it's this weekend. I already have my ticket for tomorrow night, really looking forward to it.

Mine is bought already as well. Looking forward to it.

SoulDischarge
01-14-2011, 05:11 PM
that doesn't mean that she's comfortable watching her own face get smashed.

She should choose another career then. We all make sacrifices.

MissingPerson
01-14-2011, 05:13 PM
She nipped out of the screening, she didn't shit into the fucking projector or anything. Yeesh.

GeezrRckr
01-14-2011, 05:15 PM
that was the problem...not enough nipp.

schoolofruckus
01-14-2011, 05:18 PM
You guys care too much about Jessica Alba's evaluation of her own work.

SoulDischarge
01-14-2011, 05:21 PM
She nipped out of the screening, she didn't shit into the fucking projector or anything. Yeesh.

That's exactly my point. She doesn't exhibit the bravery and cunning of great actors.

wmgaretjax
01-14-2011, 05:27 PM
there are plenty of great actors and actresses (and directors and musicians) that have little to no interest in interacting with past work once its completed. maybe Alba (having been in few decent films) is only first coming to terms with this. i don't exactly think Alba is a great actress (in fact, i'm not sure I've ever seen her in a film), but it's pretty silly to imply that an actress has to confront their own difficult performances after the fact in order to qualify as such.

SoulDischarge
01-14-2011, 05:28 PM
Looks like there's a new trashy gay Araki movie coming out that's apparently "Twin Peaks for the Coachella generation." I'm an Araki apologist and all, but this schtick seems a little worn out for 2011. I'll probably watch it once it hits Netflix Instant though. http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/kaboom/

SoulDischarge
01-14-2011, 05:29 PM
You guys are having a serious discussion about Jessica Alba.

wmgaretjax
01-14-2011, 05:29 PM
looks better than Araki's last film. (i wanted to cut my eyes out after that one)

SoulDischarge
01-14-2011, 05:31 PM
Was that the stoner one? Because that was pretty fucking bad.

wmgaretjax
01-14-2011, 05:34 PM
yeah. that one.

schoolofruckus
01-14-2011, 05:52 PM
You guys are having a serious discussion about Jessica Alba.

No YOU are.

schoolofruckus
01-14-2011, 05:54 PM
I plan on seeing Kaboom!. It might suck, but since I pretended that Smiley Face never happened (to the point of not seeing it), I feel like I owe Araki one follow-up after Mysterious Skin.

wmgaretjax
01-14-2011, 10:11 PM
So I just saw Monsters without any preconceptions at all. Pretty brilliant film, especially done on 15k. The plot was wonderfully simple and the slow reveals were really fantastic. Some of the script and the some of the acting was rough... ultimately though, it was an incredible debut that was easily the most pleasant surprise of the year.

I'd love to see a making of... it seemed like it was a total guerilla shoot. tons of shooting at the golden hour at tons of different locations.

ivankay
01-15-2011, 01:04 PM
9 Famous Movie Villains Who Were Right All Along (http://www.cracked.com/article_18417_the-lighter-side-dark-side-5-villains-who-were-good.html)


And this weekend the Egyptian is doing a couple of Jodorowsky double features. (http://www.americancinematheque.com/archive1999/2011/Egyptian/Alejandro_Jodorowsky_ET2011.htm)

And a BIG one on the schedule at the Egyptian on Thursday: Visconti's The Leopard! (http://www.americancinematheque.com/archive1999/2011/Egyptian/specialevent_JAN_ET_2011.htm#THE%20LEOPARD) New print! Saw this in Italian Cinema. Awesome.

GeezrRckr
01-16-2011, 12:28 AM
Animal Kingdom is a solid film. the acting is very good, it has an interesting, dark plot (based on real events) and the ending is splendid. the cinematography was a bit all over the place, but when it's on, it's very good. and, it being an Aussie film has its charm as well.

check it out.

daxton
01-16-2011, 04:52 AM
^ I've heard great things about Animal Kingdom from friends. I'd forgotten all about it.

schoolofruckus
01-16-2011, 08:43 AM
I got sick yesterday and had to miss the fucking Jodorowsky program (Santa Sangre and Fando and Lis) at the Egyptian last night, derailing a dazzling (if perhaps overly-ambitious) triple-header of filmgoing. I'm anxious to hearing more from Chris, Matt, and anyone else who made it.

But the film during which my condition began to deteriorate - Daddy Longlegs - was at least thoroughly enjoyable, in the sense that extremely discomforting behavior can be enjoyed. It's about a divorced dad who is granted a single fortnight visitation with his two young sons per year, and his extreme struggles - to which he often appears oblivious - to be a strong, responsible paternal figure in even that limited timeframe. But he usually makes an excellent playmate, and indeed, he has never really jettisoned his own childlike paradigm, which is manifested in absurdist passages both delightful and terrifying. It's a unique approach to a character who has been depicted before - apparently based on the real-life father of the Safdie brothers who wrote and directed the movie - and as played by Ronald Bronstein (whose nervous energy and mannerisms often recall a more extroverted version of many Vincent Gallo characters), he's a vivid and complex being, capable of evoking fascination, delight, and derision in equal doses.

wmgaretjax
01-16-2011, 10:12 AM
I've heard nothing but good things about that. Would really like to check it out.

TallGuyCM
01-16-2011, 11:55 AM
The Jodorowsky double feature of Santa Sangre and Fando and Lis was great last night.

I really loved Santa Sangre. I find it difficult to fairly evaluate Jodorowsky's work, so I'm not going to go on about it too much, but safe to say that the bizarreness of The Holy Mountain is an adequate precursor for Sangre.

Fando and Lis was quite good, as well. Being Jodorowsky's debut film, I said to Matt on the way out that if I was an aspiring filmmaker that I would have found Fando inspiring, in the sense that it made obvious the fact that you can create something very surreal and even disturbing without a big budget.

clumsy342
01-16-2011, 12:06 PM
im so jealous, tallguy.

those are my top two jodorowsky films.

mountmccabe
01-16-2011, 01:48 PM
I watched Disney/Pixar's Up, in which two males travel to South America on vacation in search of some falls and have a tough time getting along.

I then watched Wong Kar Wai's Happy Together in which two males travel to South America on vacation in search of some falls and have a tough time getting along.

The former was cute and had more ballooning and talking dogs; the latter was sad and had more shots drenched in the late afternoon sun and Quilmes.

sbessiso
01-16-2011, 01:56 PM
wow, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is now one of my favorite movies ever. I've never seen another film even remotely close to something like this. Completely right up my alley. Zany, fast-faced, action-packed, witty as hell, unique special f/x, kickass soundtrack. And holy smokes, was that Michael Cera actually being a badass?

Bonus points for Culkin being the gay comic relief. Im ready to watch it again. its a damn dirty shame this bombed at the box office. it's destined for cult status

MissingPerson
01-16-2011, 02:00 PM
How well Michael Cera sold the fight scenes was quite startling, yes.

sbessiso
01-16-2011, 02:02 PM
Something about him and Jason fucking Schwartzman kung-fu fighting that just amuses me to no end.

rage patton
01-16-2011, 02:12 PM
wow, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is now one of my favorite movies ever. I've never seen another film even remotely close to something like this. Completely right up my alley. Zany, fast-faced, action-packed, witty as hell, unique special f/x, kickass soundtrack. And holy smokes, was that Michael Cera actually being a badass?

Bonus points for Culkin being the gay comic relief. Im ready to watch it again. its a damn dirty shame this bombed at the box office. it's destined for cult status

I really don't understand how this movie bombed either. Everything about it is fantastic. It will definately be considered a cult classic in years to come.

sbessiso
01-16-2011, 02:19 PM
And it has George Michael fighting Ann!!! inspired casting all around

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-16-2011, 02:21 PM
I will repeat my love for Scott Pilgrim as well. I rewatched it last week and it was just as good the second time.

I saw Blue Valentine on Friday night and really liked it. It wasn't nearly as heart-wrenching as its been advertised, but it sure is nicely done.

Boourns
01-16-2011, 02:27 PM
Fuck yes to Scott Pilgrim. The blu-ray has lots of goodies like an alternate ending.

daxton
01-16-2011, 02:38 PM
I really liked it too. Maybe I should get me one of those Blu-ray players.

whynotsmile99
01-16-2011, 06:33 PM
Nic Cage shit train keeps on chuggin

this is impressive...really

http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/drive-angry-3d/trailer

CuervoPH
01-16-2011, 06:58 PM
I finally saw the new True Grit today, and I echo anything positive that's been said about it on this thread. I almost wished I could sit in the theater and watch it again when it was over.

I mention this because I had seen the trailer for Drive Angry that Daxton posted above, and for a moment thought it was a joke. Apparently it's not. Before True Grit, they showed a trailer for Fast Five. I had the exact same reaction.

I honestly didn't think I could get any more angry or disgusted by a trailer than I did for those two. Then they showed the trailer for the next Transformers. I'd welcome a chance to watch Drive Angry and Fast Five back-to-back before I'd sit through that shit.

AlecEiffel
01-16-2011, 07:09 PM
I feel like I'm a worse person than I was three hours ago after sitting through the Golden Globes.

wmgaretjax
01-16-2011, 07:22 PM
I honestly didn't think I could get any more angry or disgusted by a trailer than I did for those two. Then they showed the trailer for the next Transformers. I'd welcome a chance to watch Drive Angry and Fast Five back-to-back before I'd sit through that shit.

I groaned out loud 3 times in that trailer (directors name, my realization of what it was, and when the title finally came on screen)... mostly because the initial premise was kind of interesting.

CuervoPH
01-16-2011, 07:35 PM
I thought there was another Apollo mission movie in the works (though I can't find anything on it now), so I held out a brief hope that we were being shown that trailer instead.

AlecEiffel
01-16-2011, 07:46 PM
I thought there was another Apollo mission movie in the works (though I can't find anything on it now), so I held out a brief hope that we were being shown that trailer instead.

http://www.apollo18movie.net/

algunz
01-16-2011, 07:52 PM
I feel like I'm a worse person than I was three hours ago after sitting through the Golden Globes.

Seriously, these award shows have gotten sooooo bad. I barely got through 3 awards and had to move on. We are now watching The Muppets Take Manhattan. SOOOO much better. :thu

sbessiso
01-16-2011, 08:27 PM
just watched Gervais' monologue. That was delicious. we need more of him

Alligator Bogaloo
01-16-2011, 08:59 PM
I went and saw Mike Leigh's new movie Another Year last night. I will now be depressed for the rest of the year.

TallGuyCM
01-16-2011, 10:06 PM
I groaned out loud 3 times in that trailer

See, I was laughing and all smiles throughout the whole thing. That looks so bad, even for Nic Cage standards.

TallGuyCM
01-16-2011, 10:31 PM
And the Golden Globes were more or less a microcosm of the subpar year in cinema that 2010 indeed was.

Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed The Social Network. Best screenplay? Absolutely. Best original score? Deservedly so. Best director? Not so much. And best picture? Give me a break.

schoolofruckus
01-17-2011, 04:57 AM
My feelings toward The Social Network have improved greatly in the hours since I read this article (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/the_ending_of_the_girl_with_the_dragon_tattoo_chan ged_for_david_finchers_fi/):


”....on ‘Social Network,’ I didn’t really agree with the critics’ praise. It interested me that ‘Social Network’ was about friendships that dissolved through this thing that promised friendships, but I didn’t think we were ripping the lid off anything. The movie is true to a time and a kind of person, but I was never trying to turn a mirror on a generation."

malcolmjamalawesome
01-17-2011, 07:26 AM
I saw Winter's Bone last night. It's very good.

wmgaretjax
01-17-2011, 07:28 AM
See, I was laughing and all smiles throughout the whole thing. That looks so bad, even for Nic Cage standards.

oh, i was talking about the transformers trailer.

chairmenmeow47
01-17-2011, 07:38 AM
finally saw black swan last night. i'm glad i heard everyone's reviews first. i didn't take it too seriously & enjoyed it. there had to be some stand-ins for the dancing though.

i also saw the road and liked that too. glad to see a glimpse of omar in something other than an HBO tv show. i was extremely mad at charlize theron's character though. i guess i don't know how i'd handle such a situation, but what the fuck?!

lastly, we started the town but i fell asleep. MP's post (
Because ) about blue & orange was on my mind though. i was pissing everyone off this weekend pointing it out on the TV during transformers too lol.

wmgaretjax
01-17-2011, 07:41 AM
finally saw black swan last night. i'm glad i heard everyone's reviews first. i didn't take it too seriously & enjoyed it. there had to be some stand-ins for the dancing though.

there were only stand-ins for the handful of spin cycles towards the beginning. everything else she did.

M Sparks
01-17-2011, 07:46 AM
Nic Cage shit train keeps on chuggin

this is impressive...really

http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/drive-angry-3d/trailer

I can't decide how I feel about that. Sometimes I am horrified, sometimes I am intrigued.

At the very least, William Fichtner looks like fun in it.

M Sparks
01-17-2011, 07:46 AM
Oh great, another 2016 post

schoolofruckus
01-17-2011, 08:33 AM
there were only stand-ins for the handful of spin cycles towards the beginning. everything else she did.

I think she meant for Aronofsky and his screenwriters.

getbetter
01-18-2011, 12:19 AM
Just watched A Serbian Film.I would give it a 8.7/10 .The movie is very well pace ,extremely graphic, and a great storyline.The movie is very hash and fuck up so be prepared.

malcolmjamalawesome
01-18-2011, 05:04 AM
Just watched A Serbian Film.I would give it a 8.7/10 .The movie is very well pace ,extremely graphic, and a great storyline.The movie is very hash and fuck up so be prepared.

Eight. Point. Seven.

yeahfontaine
01-18-2011, 05:17 AM
Ooooh Handbanana, you just posted from 1969!!!

I demand you go wander the streets with Dennis Hopper and make a film in tribute to this thread.

malcolmjamalawesome
01-18-2011, 05:55 AM
I feel like HandBanana is really getting the brunt of all of the time travel posting.


Is he .... my constant?

malcolmjamalawesome
01-18-2011, 05:55 AM
I feel like HandBanana is really getting the brunt of all of the time travel posting.


Is he .... my constant?

schoolofruckus
01-18-2011, 08:18 AM
New Bela Tarr about to drop! (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/bela_tarrs_the_turin_horse_margin_call_unknown_mor e_join_berlin_film_fest_l/)

chairmenmeow47
01-18-2011, 08:23 AM
there were only stand-ins for the handful of spin cycles towards the beginning. everything else she did.

i think she did great! i do think though that what you say make sense. at the beginning was when i said to myself "there was no way that's her" at a lot of the toe shots. i could be wrong, but later on in the movie the form changed. still better than anything i could have done. i never even made it en pointe myself.

also, watched crimson tide last night. awesome. the dog was adorable. i love gene hackman. was that filmed in a submarine?

mountmccabe
01-18-2011, 08:47 AM
Can we talk about them using a song by Eels for that trailer for the Nic Cage move? Wtf.

davrone
01-18-2011, 09:07 AM
It took over two years, but I finally got around to watching Once. Not bad at all.

mountmccabe
01-18-2011, 11:01 AM
I watched Divine Intervention (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274428/). It is a surreal set of quasi vignettes that are mostly related. It takes place in Palestine, seemingly always at checkpoints. There is a man, he falls ill. His son comes to visit him. His son meets a woman at a checkpoint and they aggressively hold hands in the car. Sometimes they cross the checkpoint. Sometimes troops at a firing range dance like they're in the Backstreet Boys. There's very little dialog and only sometimes is there blaring dance pop. I have seen very little like it so I enjoyed it a lot.



Also it turns out that The Curious Case of Benjamin Button isn't so curious.

boxofbox
01-18-2011, 02:15 PM
anyone seen rubber yet? (trailer (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/rubber/))

looks 'cray cray'

ErikFlyingV
01-18-2011, 02:23 PM
anyone seen rubber yet? (trailer (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/rubber/))

looks 'cray cray'

This is just what I needed.

liquidsnake28
01-18-2011, 02:29 PM
I finally saw Toxic Avenger and it was the hardest I've laughed at a movie in a long time. Netflix instant has tons of Troma movies. I just watched Surf Nazis Must Die. It wasn't as good as the title suggests but it had it's moments.

ErikFlyingV
01-18-2011, 02:41 PM
I finally saw Toxic Avenger and it was the hardest I've laughed at a movie in a long time. Netflix instant has tons of Troma movies. I just watched Surf Nazis Must Die. It wasn't as good as the title suggests but it had it's moments.

Watch Citizen Toxie, the other sequels are terrible.

And not terrible as in it's from Troma, but terrible as in Oh my god, I am going to kill myself.

TallGuyCM
01-18-2011, 03:12 PM
anyone seen rubber yet? (trailer (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/rubber/))

looks 'cray cray'

I saw it at AFI Fest in November. It was a blast.

daxton
01-18-2011, 03:37 PM
I am really sick of HandBanana's same post being at the bottom of the page every time.

TallGuyCM
01-18-2011, 03:42 PM
You should be thankful your life is so good that this is what preoccupies your mind.

daxton
01-18-2011, 03:45 PM
You should be thankful your life is so good that this is what preoccupies your mind.

Yeah, this, and how much time should I stay in CA after Coachella to have more fun.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-18-2011, 08:08 PM
I finally saw Toxic Avenger and it was the hardest I've laughed at a movie in a long time. Netflix instant has tons of Troma movies. I just watched Surf Nazis Must Die. It wasn't as good as the title suggests but it had it's moments.

What?!? You were using Toxic Avenger as an example in an argument recently and you hadn't even seen it?

Regardless, YES, that movie is fucking amazing from beginning to end. I laugh until my sides hurt every time i watch. Unfortunately no other Troma movie has ever come close to it, but there are some entertainign ones. Besides surf nazis, check out Sgt. Kabuki Man, NYPD, and Class of Nuke-em High. I also love Blood-Sucking Freaks, but I think that may have been an older movie that they got the license for later. I could be wrong.

wmgaretjax
01-20-2011, 05:50 PM
http://eurekavideo.co.uk/nick/Scott_Walker_on_films_2007.jpg

paulb
01-20-2011, 05:59 PM
Just watched Toxic Avenger last night....excellent stuff....but the real highlight was watching The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo for the 1st time...holy shit, excellent film!!! Downloading The Girl Who Played With Fire now...

KungFuJoe
01-20-2011, 09:59 PM
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame is a lot of fun. Tsui Hark finally returns to form with this film. Though it suffers from some shoddy special effects how can you argue with a film that features a fight scene with talking reindeer? It's a really fun film with some action sequences that recall the heydays of Hong Kong cinema of films the like of Dreadnaught.

B1LN656YUuU

PotVsKtl
01-20-2011, 10:11 PM
how can you argue with a film that features a fight scene with talking reindeer?

I feel like this is a trick.

buddy
01-21-2011, 02:37 AM
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f373/reyflores6p2/point_blank_ver2.jpg
i recently rewatched this. always enjoy lee marvin. the commentary with steven soderbergh interviewing the director john boorman about the film is highly recommended, and adds much insight to the movie.

wmgaretjax
01-21-2011, 09:25 AM
rad santa sangre poster: http://blog.mondotees.com/2011/01/21/update-santa-sangre-detail-pics/

liquidsnake28
01-21-2011, 09:40 AM
What?!? You were using Toxic Avenger as an example in an argument recently and you hadn't even seen it?


Ha, I don't remember that argument at all. I finally saw it a few months ago so I guess that post was unintentionally redundant if we already discussed it.

Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter is great. It's almost as good as Toxic Avenger. Very fun.

ErikFlyingV
01-21-2011, 11:42 AM
Enter the Void UNCUT special screening tonight only at the Nuart Theater in Los Angeles.

ErikFlyingV
01-21-2011, 11:51 AM
rad santa sangre poster: http://blog.mondotees.com/2011/01/21/update-santa-sangre-detail-pics/

Wow, I had to get one. That is going to look amazing in person.

KungFuJoe
01-21-2011, 01:53 PM
Free screening of Rubber tonight at the Cinefamily.

TallGuyCM
01-22-2011, 11:26 PM
Watched Dogtooth tonight. Word of warning to those on kg that are getting it from there: the HD file has English subtitles, but is dubbed in Russian as well along with the characters speaking Greek. So you're reading English, but hearing both Greek and Russian at the same time.

After being massively distracting at first, it actually kind of worked with the often times off-putting mood that the movie caused. It was almost exactly like watching a movie while listening to "The Murder Mystery" by the Velvet Underground, but in two languages that you can't understand.

HandBanana
01-22-2011, 11:29 PM
I have freed the Movie Corner from the scourge of my 42 year old post about Nicolas Cage

bmack86
01-23-2011, 12:38 AM
I watched three movies of varying goodness today:

Knightriders is a George Romero drama about a ren faire that replaces the horses with motorcycles and somehow the guys believe that they're doing something spiritual and unique, so they can't play the next fairground or be big like Evil Knievel. It's overwrought and bad as hell, but there are a few great moments that made watching it bearable, like when an owl goes nuts watching a moto-duel or when a guy drives thru a bunch of signs and launches into a quarry.

Exit Through the Gift Shop was decent. I didn't expect Thierry to take such a turn, and I definitely remember in retrospect seeing the art for his big show all over LA. I liked the start and then I thought it took an interesting and pretty entertaining turn. Enjoyed this one.

Magic is a 1978 psychological slasher flick featuring Anthony Hopkins as a demented ventriloquist hiding from his agent and his demons. I was pretty goddamn pleasantly surprised by this one: it's a ridiculous idea for a plot that they made pretty damn creepy and that Hopkins played very effectively. They did a decent job of making it more than a B-horror flick and it's a great early shot of Hopkins portraying mental illness deftly and with really good intricacy.

HandBanana
01-23-2011, 01:05 AM
Knightriders is a tremendous flick if viewed thru the proper lens and graded on the "no budget" curve. One of my favorites.

bmack86
01-23-2011, 10:25 AM
See, I think George Romero is decent with campy/fun dialogue and really good situations usually, but there was so little explained in Knightriders, it seemed too serious for its own good and the budget was good enough and the obvious skill of the people working on the movie shone through enough that it couldn't be laughed at in a no-budget sorta way for me. It was talented filmmakers creating one of the weirdest, most incomprehensible things I've ever seen.

HandBanana
01-23-2011, 10:46 AM
I think if you look at Knightriders as being really about George and his crew being the troupe it makes a lot more sense.

He was telling a story about his own life trying to carve out a little space to create apart from the rest of the world and all the bullshit that goes with it.

Sorta metaphorical.

(Im on a work deadline hangover and cant express myself too good right now. Lol)

yeahfontaine
01-23-2011, 10:57 AM
Magic is a 1978 psychological slasher flick featuring Anthony Hopkins as a demented ventriloquist hiding from his agent and his demons. I was pretty goddamn pleasantly surprised by this one: it's a ridiculous idea for a plot that they made pretty damn creepy and that Hopkins played very effectively. They did a decent job of making it more than a B-horror flick and it's a great early shot of Hopkins portraying mental illness deftly and with really good intricacy.

I fucking love Magic. So disturbing. Spoiler of sorts ahead but I have to mention this...

The part when the dummy peers underneath the door at Hopkins has haunted my dreams since I was a kid. Now that's good cinema that can freak you out for decades.

I like to watch it along with the Twilight Zone episode "The Dummy," so I can really make sure not to sleep well for a few days because I'm imagining a ventriloquist dummy creeping across the floor toward my bed.

HandBanana
01-23-2011, 11:14 AM
Magic has one of the best, creepiest trailers I have ever seen.
When I was a wee lad, this would come on tv and freak me the fuck out.
Happened to a lot of other kids around the same time too.
Alot of parents complained and had it pulled.


Lx7smh7YHKg

liquidsnake28
01-23-2011, 03:13 PM
Has anyone seen Romero's take on vampires called Martin from 77? I'm really curious how he treat vampires in comparison to all the zombies.

HandBanana
01-23-2011, 03:19 PM
Martin is really good.
Very bloody, bleak and practical.
It was for the time a very original take on the genre that has had elements borrowed since then.
Its one of those rare flicks where the low budget and limitations of the actors gives things a quasi-documentary feel. Makes it more real.

bmack86
01-23-2011, 03:51 PM
Martin's one of the next movies we have coming on netflix. I'm super excited to watch it.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-23-2011, 04:20 PM
Watched Spanking The Monkey this afternoon. What a fucking bleak "comedy," yeesh. I liked it quite a bit, though.

whynotsmile99
01-23-2011, 08:23 PM
Wow,if you guys want to see something that will floor you:

OtyY0CXdiNo

One of the saddest, most incredibly moving films I've ever seen.. Streaming on Netflix. Stayed with me all weekend. don't forget the tissues

paulb
01-23-2011, 10:01 PM
an Oscilloscope picture right? i still need to see it.....

HandBanana
01-23-2011, 10:12 PM
Watchin SubUrbia and drinkin bourbon.
It's a flawed flick for sure, but it's Bogosian.
And I love Bogosian.

Gribbz
01-23-2011, 10:16 PM
About to watch Rumble Fish for the first time. Hopefully Tom Waits has more than just a cameo.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-23-2011, 10:41 PM
The Informant! turned out to be a lot better than I thought it was going to be. What a great fucking cast that movie has!

ErikFlyingV
01-24-2011, 01:41 AM
YAY! A new Blue Velvet blu ray is in the works, with deleted scenes!

Dont you fucking look at me!

chairmenmeow47
01-24-2011, 02:25 PM
casino jack was definitely entertaining. i find it hilarious though that anytime someone is playing the piano in a movie, it's almost always chopin.

BKsaysAction!
01-24-2011, 10:55 PM
Wow,if you guys want to see something that will floor you:

OtyY0CXdiNo

One of the saddest, most incredibly moving films I've ever seen.. Streaming on Netflix. Stayed with me all weekend. don't forget the tissues

I completely agree with whynotsmile. I saw it back in 09 and christ that movie was sad. I'm not talking about the beginning of UP type sad this film hits you twice and hard.

Down Rodeo
01-25-2011, 09:35 AM
I watched Alain Resnais' latest, Wild Grass, the other night. It's a very strange film, sometimes uneven, but overall worth a shot if you appreciate unconventional cinema. It's at least refreshing to see that, even at 88, Resnais is still willing to experiment.

DANCE MAGIC
01-25-2011, 09:35 AM
ryan gosling got fucking snubbed.

ErikFlyingV
01-25-2011, 09:37 AM
I had preordered Enter the Void and Santa Sangre on blu ray from Amazon, and now it seems both are delayed :(

Santa Sangre, because Severin can't get their act together, is delayed for probably a month or so. While Void hopefully just a week or two.

Waaa

wmgaretjax
01-25-2011, 10:12 AM
Shaviro on Deleuze and Guattari, Southland Tales, Grace Jones and Boarding Gate: http://www.film-philosophy.com/index.php/f-p/article/view/220/173

daxton
01-25-2011, 10:16 AM
Dogtooth got an Oscar nomination for best foreign film! ...As well as Biutiful and a couple others.

wmgaretjax
01-25-2011, 10:17 AM
I was pretty shocked by that... especially given how banal the rest of the nominations are.

whynotsmile99
01-25-2011, 10:27 AM
hailee steinfeld nominated for supporting actress is stupid. She had the lead role, no question.

wmgaretjax
01-25-2011, 10:31 AM
i think a good argument could be made that there wasn't really a lead role in that film. also, chances are the studio wanted her for supporting actress because she might have a shot there.

TallGuyCM
01-25-2011, 10:33 AM
As well as Biutiful and a couple others.

And even more impressive than Biutiful being nominated is Bardem being one of the five Best Actor nominees.

daxton
01-25-2011, 10:36 AM
Hm. Hadn't heard about that yet.

schoolofruckus
01-25-2011, 11:41 AM
Why are we talking about the Oscars in a movie thread when they have so little to do with movies?

bobert
01-25-2011, 11:48 AM
Why are we talking about the Oscars in a movie thread when they have so little to do with movies?

Come on, Gabe. Ball-washing is the glue that holds the film industry together.

daxton
01-25-2011, 12:04 PM
It's not like I'm actually going to watch the Oscars. Just thought it might be a point of interest.

I want to see Tiny Furniture!

DANCE MAGIC
01-25-2011, 12:06 PM
I had preordered Enter the Void

hated it.

gaspar noe is fucking overrated.

DANCE MAGIC
01-25-2011, 12:07 PM
and seriously. ryan gosling not being nominated = the oscars are bullshit (big surprise there)

daxton
01-25-2011, 12:10 PM
hated it.

gaspar noe is fucking overrated.

Gasp

DANCE MAGIC
01-25-2011, 12:14 PM
omg she got raped.

GREAT MOVIE.

DANCE MAGIC
01-25-2011, 12:15 PM
the only thing irreversible is the amount of my life that has been wasted watching and talking about this pos film.

edbangme
01-25-2011, 12:18 PM
i think a good argument could be made that there wasn't really a lead role in that film. also, chances are the studio wanted her for supporting actress because she might have a shot there.

kind of like Abigail Breslin in Little Miss Sunshine

DANCE MAGIC
01-25-2011, 12:20 PM
if deakins doesn't win best cine i'll stab a bitch.

daxton
01-25-2011, 12:23 PM
omg she got raped.

GREAT MOVIE.


the only thing irreversible is the amount of my life that has been wasted watching and talking about this pos film.

What? I thought the topic was Enter the Void.

DANCE MAGIC
01-25-2011, 12:24 PM
yeah, sorry i kinda got distracted on how gaspar noe sucks at his job... but yeah, i also hated enter the void.

here's a tip for gaspar noe: buy a fucking tripod.

DANCE MAGIC
01-25-2011, 12:26 PM
gaspar: i know, i'll just steadycam the whole movie.
me: uhhhh didnt alfred hitchcock try that like 30 years ago and it didn't work?
gaspar: yeah but
me: dude you are no fucking hitchcock. buy a tripod.