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skyismad
05-11-2011, 10:11 AM
For more horrible list rage, click here (http://www.collegehumor.com/bestcomedy).

The Jerk at 92? Beat out by Euro Trip, Van Wilder, and Hot Tub Time Machine? This WILL NOT STAND.

getbetter
05-11-2011, 10:19 AM
For more horrible list rage, click here (http://www.collegehumor.com/bestcomedy).

The Jerk at 92? Beat out by Euro Trip, Van Wilder, and Hot Tub Time Machine? This WILL NOT STAND.

Hangover at #2 that's really fucking bad.

wmgaretjax
05-11-2011, 10:20 AM
I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS MOMENT TO SAY AGAIN THAT MILDRED PIERCE IS THE BEST THING I'VE SEEN THIS YEAR. THAT IS ALL. YES I KNOW TECHNICALLY IT IS NOT A "MOVIE." I DON'T CARE.

schoolofruckus
05-11-2011, 12:45 PM
Oh FUCK yeah - Drive got added to the LA Film Fest. As long as that one and Another Earth aren't on the 17th-19th, I'm definitely buying a pass.

TallGuyCM
05-11-2011, 01:28 PM
Damn, Dogville is 3 hours long huh? Glad I noticed that now, my Friday evening will be planned accordingly.

MissingPerson
05-11-2011, 06:55 PM
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Tell me about your favourite romantic movies, you ashen loveless husks.

Grandma
05-11-2011, 07:03 PM
http://wpcontent.answcdn.com/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b0/Other_sister_poster.jpg/220px-Other_sister_poster.jpg

wmgaretjax
05-11-2011, 07:11 PM
http://cinemasights.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/sunrise-torment.jpg

PotVsKtl
05-11-2011, 07:52 PM
http://www.deviantart.com/download/92178145/in_the_mood_for_love_6_by_jaysu.jpg

http://pullquote.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/05/08/johnny_and_linda.jpg

buddy
05-11-2011, 07:52 PM
Tell me about your favourite romantic movies, you ashen loveless husks.

before sunrise and before sunset are some good ones, not in a typical romantic movie sense. also, chaplin's city lights is a classic.

edit: really enjoy that soundtrack to eternal sunshine. huge fan of jon brion, and that soundtrack specifically.

buddy
05-11-2011, 07:53 PM
http://pullquote.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/05/08/johnny_and_linda.jpg

also, this

buddy
05-11-2011, 09:20 PM
starting at 6:55. i know everyone cites the end scene with being their favorite, but i like when they first meet. the right bit of sentimentality, and humor.
k5_JqX9EUZQ

TallGuyCM
05-12-2011, 12:34 AM
It appears that on kg there is a regular and an uncensored version of Von Trier's Breaking the Waves. I'm leaning toward watching the uncensored...anyone know anything about this?

paulb
05-12-2011, 12:46 AM
uncensored? I dont recall anything in that movie very explicit at all.... its always best to watch films in the least edited way.

juloxx
05-12-2011, 07:33 AM
Thor was pretty sick imo. Its really cool too see how they are starting to tie all the movies together. A lot of cool references for the comic nerd that is listening.

Anyone got any idea or theories on who the villains are going to be for The Avengers movie?

schoolofruckus
05-12-2011, 07:49 AM
Marvel Studios and anyone who buys a ticket.

schoolofruckus
05-12-2011, 07:51 AM
Also, I was going to post a photo from Breaking the Waves in response to the request for favorite romantic movies (ashen loveless husks edition). But since you guys fucked that up, I'll answer sincerely and add to Eternal Sunshine with the following:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SPYL8UC1UCY/S8R22vbqbeI/AAAAAAAABto/vhri2-gsT_o/s400/Punch-Drunk+Love+(2002).jpg

http://ibreathetheunderground.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/02/23/say_anything_movie.jpg

http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss22/TashaHiltz/Titanic-Winslet-Dicaprio_l.jpg

http://media.sbs.com.au/films/upload_media/site_28_rand_312562856_buffalo_66_maxed.jpg

http://cdn.mos.totalfilm.com/images/w/when-harry-met-sally-800-75.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_EHl1LL5fwlk/Senr3J4EdvI/AAAAAAAAAHw/CLkIPsSzIb4/s320/harold_and_maude.jpg

And of course...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_myX5Q4qMDhY/TSjt4e_OTSI/AAAAAAAAGHE/fpjz_3w9Pzk/s1600/fountain1.jpg

amyzzz
05-12-2011, 09:24 AM
http://images.contactmusic.com/images/reviews/forces.jpg

http://www.independent.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00022/West_Side_Story_22343t.jpg

http://ncowie.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/kate_winslet_melanie_lynskey_in_heavenly_creatures .jpg

schoolofruckus
05-12-2011, 09:31 AM
Is that top one Pearl Harbor?

amyzzz
05-12-2011, 09:35 AM
Forces of Nature.

TallGuyCM
05-12-2011, 09:37 AM
EVEN WORSE.

amyzzz
05-12-2011, 09:40 AM
Damnit it's a good romance movie. Don't hate.

wmgaretjax
05-12-2011, 09:59 AM
american films suck at romance. stop it. all of you.

bmack86
05-12-2011, 10:15 AM
For more horrible list rage, click here (http://www.collegehumor.com/bestcomedy).

The Jerk at 92? Beat out by Euro Trip, Van Wilder, and Hot Tub Time Machine? This WILL NOT STAND.

All I had to do was read the first sentence to know this was worthless:

Just beating the likes of Beetlejuice and This Is Spinal Tap to the top 100, The Wedding Singer is the first of many representations for Adam Sandler in this comedy list, hopefully not entirely due to whatever the hell his hair was doing back then.

Hannahrain
05-12-2011, 10:20 AM
But I thought I brought a refreshingly lighthearted irreverence to the introduction that served to pave the way for the coming list in a nonthreatening and honest way. I worked really hard on that.

Miroir Noir
05-12-2011, 10:22 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JZoJQjwyMdE/TZxS4k7VmOI/AAAAAAAAA9I/YnO3rvuqUaw/s1600/in_the_mood_for_love_0015-711382.jpg

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-12-2011, 10:41 AM
http://images.moviepostershop.com/true-romance-movie-poster-1993-1020191833.jpg

AlecEiffel
05-12-2011, 10:56 AM
Anyone got any idea or theories on who the villains are going to be for The Avengers movie?

POTENTIAL SPOILER

Loki and the Skrulls.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-12-2011, 11:04 AM
i've also seen the possibility of Red Skull with the cosmic cube, provided by Loki, floating around.

bmack86
05-12-2011, 11:11 AM
I've heard lots of talk about Red Skull. I've had friends working on it who say it's shaping up really nicely.

juloxx
05-12-2011, 11:35 AM
*potential spoilers alert*


POTENTIAL SPOILER

Loki and the Skrulls.

Loki is definitely gonna be a villain, but what makes you think that the Skrulls are going to be involved? As far as Red Skull, that makes sense, but is contigent depending on the level of ass-whipping the Captain hands down to him.

I am thinking Galactus or Dormamu maybe? I am thinking Dormamu simply because they put him in MvC 3 and they like to bump up awareness of certain characters via videogames before the movie's are dropped


i've also seen the possibility of Red Skull with the cosmic cube, provided by Loki, floating around.

Ya what was the deal with that cube after the credits? What comic is that from and how does it play into the story?

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-12-2011, 11:54 AM
The cosmic cube is a pretty insane space thing that Red Skull got his hands on a few times over the years. it basically gives him Infinity Gauntlet-level of powers. It's mostly happened in the pages of Captain America, but i'm sure it's crossed into Avengers issues as well.

My personal pick would be Kang The Conqueror...maybe for the sequel.

AlecEiffel
05-12-2011, 12:49 PM
*potential spoilers alert*



Loki is definitely gonna be a villain, but what makes you think that the Skrulls are going to be involved? As far as Red Skull, that makes sense, but is contigent depending on the level of ass-whipping the Captain hands down to him.

I am thinking Galactus or Dormamu maybe? I am thinking Dormamu simply because they put him in MvC 3 and they like to bump up awareness of certain characters via videogames before the movie's are dropped


There was a casting call for extras that explained the plot as something along the lines of "When the world is threatened by a war between two intergalactic armies know as the Kree and the Skrull, the earth's greatest heroes must unite", although that could have been misdirection on the part of Marvel Studios.

As for Galactus, the rights for that character are tied up at Fox, and I would imagine they want to save Dormamu for the Dr. Strange movie that is apparently somewhere early in pre-production.

I hadn't heard any of the rumors about Red Skull being in Avengers, that could be pretty exciting.

malcolmjamalawesome
05-12-2011, 01:14 PM
I still want an Infinity Gauntlet movie.

AlecEiffel
05-12-2011, 01:20 PM
There are rumors about them bringing Thanos into the movie eventually, but it wouldn't be the same without Doom, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the X-Men, etc

schoolofruckus
05-12-2011, 01:36 PM
You guys are all now villains in the Avengers movie.

schoolofruckus
05-12-2011, 01:59 PM
So Lynne Ramsay (Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) has a new film at Cannes - We Need To Talk About Kevin. It sounds nothing short of phenomenal; this (http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-captured/posts/review-tilda-swinton-dazzles-in-devastating-we-need-to-talk-about-kevin) is about the fourth review I've read, and I'm only sharing it because it's the best-written of them all.

TallGuyCM
05-12-2011, 02:10 PM
It appears that on kg there is a regular and an uncensored version of Von Trier's Breaking the Waves. I'm leaning toward watching the uncensored...anyone know anything about this?

Damn posts getting lost amidst massive amount of pictures...so I'm going to go with the uncensored version unless anyone can think of any reason I shouldn't.

PotVsKtl
05-12-2011, 02:42 PM
american films suck at romance. stop it. all of you.

You can't fuck with the '30s. Get the shit out of here.

PotVsKtl
05-12-2011, 02:44 PM
Where's the Revenge of the Nerds alias?

SoulDischarge
05-12-2011, 02:54 PM
We Need To Talk About Kevin.

Wasn't this the title of a Jam sketch?

Starraven
05-13-2011, 12:00 AM
Hay u bored person..

http://www.hulu.com/watch/232908/the-blair-witch-project

schoolofruckus
05-13-2011, 08:47 AM
Sounds like Van Sant's new film is even more horrible than the early trailers suggested (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/cannes_review_gus_van_sants_restless_is/).

In more encouraging news - apparently Von Trier is doing another Five Obstructions film, only this time he's challenging....Scorsese (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/holy_fuck_martin_scorsese_lars_von_trier_teaming_t o_remake_the_five_obstruc/)?

Miroir Noir
05-13-2011, 08:58 AM
Obstruction #1: no Rolling Stones on the soundtrack.

wmgaretjax
05-13-2011, 09:13 AM
holy fuck. can't wait for that.

Miroir Noir
05-13-2011, 09:23 AM
It's gotta be The Big Shave, right?

M Sparks
05-13-2011, 09:25 AM
In more encouraging news - apparently Von Trier is doing another Five Obstructions film, only this time he's challenging....Scorsese (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/holy_fuck_martin_scorsese_lars_von_trier_teaming_t o_remake_the_five_obstruc/)?

I've never heard of this...well, I guess I've heard the name but didn't know what it was about. Just Googled it...it sounds fascinating. Queued, moved to #1.

schoolofruckus
05-13-2011, 10:19 AM
Part of me wants it to be Taxi Driver even though that's utter blasphemy.

wmgaretjax
05-13-2011, 10:23 AM
blasphemy and von trier kinda go hand in hand...

schoolofruckus
05-13-2011, 10:29 AM
Good point. Now I REALLY hope that's what it is.

PotVsKtl
05-13-2011, 10:33 AM
I'm officially launching my campaign to have James Gunn remake Taxi Driver.

HandBanana
05-14-2011, 10:31 AM
<3 <3 <3

http://i.imgur.com/PAWGn.jpg

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-14-2011, 10:55 AM
Fuck i am SO excited about that new Muppets movie. I have a lot of faith in Jason Segal and his love for them.

malcolmjamalawesome
05-14-2011, 11:11 AM
Starting Enter The Void now.

dyltr0n3030
05-14-2011, 11:29 AM
Starting Enter The Void now.

oh god. good luck getting through the last 20 minutes. it may be a bit awkward. other than that the movie is really good. i approve.

another fucked up gaspar noe movie would be irreversible. if you can make it past the first 25 minutes when the guy gets his face bashed open with a fire extinguisher than i applaud you.

watch antichrist too.

malcolmjamalawesome
05-14-2011, 11:30 AM
I've seen Irreversible and Antichrist. Ugh, is this gonna make me sick

M Sparks
05-14-2011, 11:55 AM
I didn't see the end (not because I stopped it, I just had to leave for work), but the first couple of hours were not THAT type of fucked-up. Just weird and kinky and kind of boring.

malcolmjamalawesome
05-14-2011, 12:24 PM
So far so good

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-14-2011, 12:36 PM
So far so good

I sat through that thing twice and really enjoyed it. There is no brutality like what's shown in Irreversible and Antichrist, but it definitely goes on way too long.

Grandma
05-14-2011, 12:52 PM
hahahahahahahaha
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SoulDischarge
05-14-2011, 12:58 PM
Surprised it took this long.

HandBanana
05-14-2011, 01:03 PM
I liked the original Straw Dogs, but deep down I suppose I had always wished it had been terrible so this works for me.

higgybaby23
05-14-2011, 01:07 PM
I didn't see the end (not because I stopped it, I just had to leave for work), but the first couple of hours were not THAT type of fucked-up. Just weird and kinky and kind of boring.

Pretty much sums it up.

PotVsKtl
05-14-2011, 01:09 PM
Stop making fun of Steve Zahn guys.

malcolmjamalawesome
05-14-2011, 01:27 PM
I should NOT have invited my great aunt to come watch the last 30 minutes of Enter the Void with me.

rskapcat
05-14-2011, 01:29 PM
Forces of Nature.

I really prefer when Roger Ebert hates a movie.

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19990319/REVIEWS/903190301/1023

Oh, and my contributions a few days late.

http://www.virtual-history.com/movie/photo/pr/large/00336.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_BwhIxvRk96Q/SooP2Dy317I/AAAAAAAAERs/h8syicl6FRQ/s400/valleygirl.jpg

http://www.mamapop.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Princess-Bride.jpg

malcolmjamalawesome
05-14-2011, 01:35 PM
Well, hrm. Now I've seen Enter the Void.

malcolmjamalawesome
05-14-2011, 01:46 PM
Uhhh ...

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9730/screenshot20110514at445.png

bobert
05-14-2011, 01:50 PM
Uhhh ...

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9730/screenshot20110514at445.png

Nothing screams genital mutilation like The Life Aquatic...

malcolmjamalawesome
05-14-2011, 02:06 PM
And now Hot Rod is on Comedy Central. Best double feature ever.

TallGuyCM
05-14-2011, 02:19 PM
I really liked Dogville. It took a bit to get going, and if the ending hadn't been so perfect I might not have liked it as much as I did, but yeah that was completely bizarre yet captivating. Like most films, what Von Trier was getting at from an artistic angle went over my head, but I'm used to that by now.

I couldn't help but sympathize with the actors in it though, how tedious must it have been to shoot a movie for a year or however long all on that same stage?

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-14-2011, 02:31 PM
I too am a few days late and the only one to come to mind is:

http://content.internetvideoarchive.com/content/photos/163/006858_38.jpg

I've dated some latinas before and the scene with them at Hayek's family dinner party is spot on.

SoulDischarge
05-14-2011, 04:49 PM
Speaking of Enter The Void, I think the A.V. Club's New Cult Canon take is pretty spot on http://www.avclub.com/articles/enter-the-void,52931/

ambient sounds
05-14-2011, 05:23 PM
DONT READ THAT ^^^^^^^^^^^ if you haven't watched enter the void.


When i tell my friends to watch it, I dont like to tell them much about the movie. I think you have to go in blind to get the full experience of the movie. Enter the void has become one of my favorite movies just for what Noe went for and what he actually accomplished.

bobert
05-14-2011, 05:36 PM
Speaking of Enter The Void, I think the A.V. Club's New Cult Canon take is pretty spot on http://www.avclub.com/articles/enter-the-void,52931/

That's pretty much a much more eloquent version of my own assessment of the film.

schoolofruckus
05-14-2011, 05:38 PM
Speaking of Enter The Void, I think the A.V. Club's New Cult Canon take is pretty spot on http://www.avclub.com/articles/enter-the-void,52931/

I was tempted to skip this because I figured it would only be a summation of all the things you've been saying about it, which I obviously don't agree with. But it really is a brilliant analysis, somehow managing to cohere everything I love about the film and everything that you and others complain about.

schoolofruckus
05-15-2011, 08:43 AM
So, uh....I just saw that there's a Tree of Life screening at LACMA on May 24th. Of course, it's only open to LACMA Film Club members, and of course, it's already sold out. @@^%$&^@&^$#@ I'm trying to remind myself that LACMA audiences are usually full of old people who like to talk during the movies, such as the time when I had to shush a woman in her 80s for talking during Silent Light.

schoolofruckus
05-15-2011, 08:44 AM
On that note, the internet's going to explode with discussion of this movie in about 15 hours. Be careful what and who you read.

wmgaretjax
05-15-2011, 08:46 AM
if anyone spoils anything for me I will hunt them down.

schoolofruckus
05-15-2011, 08:59 AM
Yep. And if anyone talks during the Arclight screening on opening night, they're leaving the theater with stab wounds.

guedita
05-15-2011, 09:17 AM
I bought a blu-ray dvd player to accompany my new 42 inch hd tv. What would you say are some films worth watching on blu-ray?

Also, Bridesmaids was infectiously funny. Melissa McCarthy steals the whole film, especially for people who have only known her as Sukie from Gilmore Girls.

HandBanana
05-15-2011, 09:27 AM
If youve gone HD and big screen you need a lot of Pixar.
Also I hear the new Aliens bluray looks unbelievable.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-15-2011, 10:08 AM
Aliens you say... well there goes $100, 'cause I'm getting the trilogy on blu-ray today.

HandBanana
05-15-2011, 10:25 AM
Yeah from AICN earlier this week:

ALIENS Blu Ray

This is a tremendous transfer. This particular disc went through a very expensive and kind of jaw-dropping grain removal process that has rendered ALIENS’ blu ray one of the most phenomenal transfers I’ve ever seen. I love this movie, and had I been put to the point of the sword before seeing this release, I would have testified that I loved the grain of ALIENS… but wow. Watching this film without that emulsion noise… it’s just amazing. I don’t really fully understand the tech behind what they did, but my God the results speak for themselves. A stunning release.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-15-2011, 10:54 AM
That's enough to convince me to finally get that blu ray player I've been thinking about...Aliens is one of my most rewatched movies of all time.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-15-2011, 11:17 AM
After browsing some "Best of Blu-Ray versions" lists, I've come to the conclusion that only dramatic epics, sci-fi epics, documentaries narrated by David Attenborough, and Pixar are the only things worth owning. One list had Up, The Incredibles and Monsters Inc. in the top 10.

schoolofruckus
05-15-2011, 11:36 AM
I bought a blu-ray dvd player to accompany my new 42 inch hd tv. What would you say are some films worth watching on blu-ray?

Also, Bridesmaids was infectiously funny. Melissa McCarthy steals the whole film, especially for people who have only known her as Sukie from Gilmore Girls.

I haven't sat down yet to watch the whole thing, but what little of The Thin Red Line I've sampled is beyond description. That's not just the Malick myopia talking. I used There Will Be Blood to calibrate our new TV. Blade Runner is another one that comes to mind.

schoolofruckus
05-15-2011, 11:38 AM
After browsing some "Best of Blu-Ray versions" lists, I've come to the conclusion that only dramatic epics, sci-fi epics, documentaries narrated by David Attenborough, and Pixar are the only things worth owning. One list had Up, The Incredibles and Monsters Inc. in the top 10.

That's not true. For starters, any Criterion title is worth owning.

KungFuJoe
05-15-2011, 11:42 AM
The BMX Bandits blu ray I picked up for $10 a couple of weeks ago is pure gold.

I'm fond of the Blade Runner 5 disc set, Fallen Angels & La Femme Nikita as well.

paulb
05-15-2011, 12:29 PM
That's not true. For starters, any Criterion title is worth owning.

Have you ever seen the Criterion of The Thief of Baghdad? I love the movie, have only seen it on shitty vhs quality... thoughts?

Premium Roast
05-15-2011, 12:55 PM
Watched that Bill Murray Stevesie Zouzou film again this morning for the first time in awhile. When the chorus to Bowie's 'Life on Mars?' gets cranked up like that...man, what a song. Funny and brilliant ass movie too.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-15-2011, 12:59 PM
That's not true. For starters, any Criterion title is worth owning.

Holy cow, I've been living under a rock. This Criterion list is amazing!!! I actually have a few of those films on my queue for regular DVDs. Time to upgrade. Save for one weird addition: What is Benjamin Button doing there?

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-15-2011, 01:03 PM
Also, the lists I was looking at were generic "Oooh look there are blue people in blu-ray!" lists that had AVATAR and The Dark Knight at the top of 'em. But thanks to this Criterion list, I'm going to be pretty freakin' busy.

Miroir Noir
05-15-2011, 01:07 PM
Have you ever seen the Criterion of The Thief of Baghdad? I love the movie, have only seen it on shitty vhs quality... thoughts?

If you enjoy commentaries, that one has two outstanding ones. The transfer is great; almost all of Criterion's 2005 to 2009 DVD transfers are immaculate -- as good as you can get without high def.

schoolofruckus
05-15-2011, 01:18 PM
Holy cow, I've been living under a rock. This Criterion list is amazing!!! I actually have a few of those films on my queue for regular DVDs. Time to upgrade. Save for one weird addition: What is Benjamin Button doing there?

I think that's what's known in the industry as "one for them". As in "one for me, one for them" (Steven Soderbergh) or "two hundred for us, one for them" (Criterion).

schoolofruckus
05-15-2011, 01:18 PM
Also, the lists I was looking at were generic "Oooh look there are blue people in blu-ray!" lists that had AVATAR and The Dark Knight at the top of 'em. But thanks to this Criterion list, I'm going to be pretty freakin' busy.

To be fair, Avatar does look outstanding on Blu.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-15-2011, 01:26 PM
I was extremely late on the blu-ray craze (has there even been one?) but when I was given the chance to see Avatar on blu-ray, I took it. I ditched a trip to the beach to finish it. I completely agree, it was mesmerizing, but Avatar is definitely the must-own blu-ray movie for brainless audiences. But it doesn't disappoint.

KungFuJoe
05-15-2011, 01:43 PM
I don't own Avatar on Blu, but know of a few people that do that have great taste in films. However, speaking of brain dead audiences and in the tradition of picking up old faves in the format for under ten bucks I also grabbed Cliffhanger for seven recently. I have to say the movie is far more hilarious than I remember and glad i spent the dollars.

PotVsKtl
05-15-2011, 02:36 PM
Obviously, Aliens is the only movie worth owning on Blu-Ray.

schoolofruckus
05-15-2011, 05:07 PM
Cara & Sebastian - you should basically just wait to use your Blu-Ray player until you can christen it with this:

http://images2.blu-ray.com/movies/covers/22767_front.jpg

wmgaretjax
05-15-2011, 05:19 PM
nah, Solaris comes out in a week or so. go with that.

schoolofruckus
05-15-2011, 05:21 PM
For sure. I just wanted an excuse to post that cover art.

HandBanana
05-15-2011, 06:09 PM
Have I mentioned how great this flick is?
Fuck it, it bears repeating.
My favorite Romero flick after Dawn.

http://i.imgur.com/URq0z.jpg

TallGuyCM
05-15-2011, 06:41 PM
nah, Solaris comes out in a week or so. go with that.

On a strictly visual basis, I'd venture to say that Stalker would be more impressive than either Solaris or The Sacrifice on Blu Ray.

Hannahrain
05-15-2011, 07:13 PM
nah, Solaris comes out in a week or so. go with that.

I was watching this for the first time while you were writing this post. I'm relieved to see that even within the practical confines of an orbiting research space station nobody is forced to go without their giant ornamental masks. Space is worthless without ambiance.

brematale111
05-15-2011, 07:13 PM
It's probably been mentioned but I'm too lazy to search for it-

just watched waste land and I must say, this is one of the best documentaries of our generation

schoolofruckus
05-15-2011, 07:16 PM
The BluRay talk earlier this afternoon coupled with excitement over the fact that Malick's new work will be screening somewhere in the world at around 11:30 pm tonight spurred me to sit down and watch The Thin Red Line today in its entirety. Simply put, it could be the most spectacular home viewing experience I've ever had.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-15-2011, 07:17 PM
Have I mentioned how great this flick is?
Fuck it, it bears repeating.
My favorite Romero flick after Dawn.

http://i.imgur.com/URq0z.jpg

Bmack (i think) posted about this a couple months ago and it intrigued the hell out of me. I've been progressively bumping it further and further up my queue

Miroir Noir
05-15-2011, 08:23 PM
Wow, Kino was talking about that Blu like two years ago. I had forgotten they were even working on it.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-15-2011, 08:39 PM
The BluRay talk earlier this afternoon coupled with excitement over the fact that Malick's new work will be screening somewhere in the world at around 11:30 pm tonight spurred me to sit down and watch The Thin Red Line today in its entirety. Simply put, it could be the most spectacular home viewing experience I've ever had.

I really need to re-watch this damn movie. I absolutely hated it when I saw it in the theater when i was in high school...I'm a bit different now.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-16-2011, 08:44 AM
The BluRay talk earlier this afternoon coupled with excitement over the fact that Malick's new work will be screening somewhere in the world at around 11:30 pm tonight spurred me to sit down and watch The Thin Red Line today in its entirety. Simply put, it could be the most spectacular home viewing experience I've ever had.

I loved that movie. I watched it during my war movie craze.

What are some must-see Malick flicks? I really want to see the new one but haven't seen a lot of his stuff.

PS: Watched Irreversible last night. Some images will never leave my head.

wmgaretjax
05-16-2011, 09:09 AM
they are all must see. but most of all Days of Heaven.

Newro7ic
05-16-2011, 09:14 AM
I really need to re-watch this damn movie. I absolutely hated it when I saw it in the theater when i was in high school...I'm a bit different now.

I feel the exact same way. I am going to re-visit this movie. Hopefully this weekend.

AlecEiffel
05-16-2011, 09:16 AM
The BluRay talk earlier this afternoon coupled with excitement over the fact that Malick's new work will be screening somewhere in the world at around 11:30 pm tonight spurred me to sit down and watch The Thin Red Line today in its entirety. Simply put, it could be the most spectacular home viewing experience I've ever had.

As a guy who owns over 350 Blu Rays, I have to say I completely agree. There are a lot of great looking transfers out there, but none of them come anywhere near The Thin Red Line, in my opinion anyway.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-16-2011, 09:18 AM
Obviously, Aliens is the only movie worth owning on Blu-Ray.


As a guy who owns over 350 Blu Rays, I have to say I completely agree. There are a lot of great looking transfers out there, but none of them come anywhere near The Thin Red Line, in my opinion anyway.

I thought we agreed it was Aliens.

sbessiso
05-16-2011, 09:22 AM
SCRE4M was thoroughly enjoyable.

AlecEiffel
05-16-2011, 09:23 AM
I have actually yet to see the Aliens blu ray. Thin Red Line is the best I've seen so far.

PotVsKtl
05-16-2011, 09:29 AM
SCRE4M was thoroughly enjoyable.

Kil yourself.

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 09:40 AM
Oh and back to the Blu-Ray recommendations....

Fantastic Mr Fox looks terrific. Fight Club of course wrings as much out of the technology as possible. As bad of flicks as they are, the Star Wars prequels (particularly Clones for some reason) looked insanely good and they were just upsampled dvds.

sbessiso
05-16-2011, 09:42 AM
Kil yourself.

*Kill

guedita
05-16-2011, 09:43 AM
I bought Fantastic Mr. Fox at Best Buy when I bought the blu-ray! I haven't had a chance to watch anything yet though, but I think that will be my first one.

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 09:52 AM
I bought Fantastic Mr. Fox at Best Buy when I bought the blu-ray! I haven't had a chance to watch anything yet though, but I think that will be my first one.

Its gorgeous. And the special features are really worth watching. I was surprised to see just how invested Bill Murray was in it all. He seemed to want to hang around for every part of the production process. Which is of course awesome.

Miroir Noir
05-16-2011, 10:16 AM
I'm holding off on Fantastic Mr. Fox because there will be an inevitable Criterion in another year or so.

schoolofruckus
05-16-2011, 10:25 AM
I bought Fantastic Mr. Fox at Best Buy when I bought the blu-ray! I haven't had a chance to watch anything yet though, but I think that will be my first one.

That's funny - I also bought Fantastic Mr. Fox (and Mad Men season 1) from Best Buy along with my player. FMF does look great.

juloxx
05-16-2011, 10:35 AM
13 Assasins looks amazing. Why isnt it playing in more theaters? The reviews are fantastic. Need to see me that

bobert
05-16-2011, 10:36 AM
What are some must-see Malick flicks? I really want to see the new one but haven't seen a lot of his stuff.


they are all must see. but most of all Days of Heaven.

Badlands is equally brilliant, imo.

NachoCat
05-16-2011, 10:42 AM
I got War of the Worlds when I got my Blu-Ray. I dont know what it is with that movie in particular but it doesnt even look like its in HD. Every other movie I have looks phenomenal. Wierd

schoolofruckus
05-16-2011, 10:54 AM
This will undoubtedly kick ass:

http://criterion-production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/3406/575_BD_box_348x490.jpg

Miroir Noir
05-16-2011, 10:57 AM
Yep, with Killer's Kiss as a supplement. The August titles just announced will make one of Criterion's most loaded months ever.

Grandma
05-16-2011, 11:01 AM
in terms of spreading the legs of your system both visually and sonically, i've found nothing better than this:

http://hddb.net/ecs_covers/trinity-and-beyond-the-atomic-bomb-movie-168936-large.jpg

AlecEiffel
05-16-2011, 11:01 AM
I can't wait for IF.

paulb
05-16-2011, 11:14 AM
This will undoubtedly kick ass:

http://criterion-production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/3406/575_BD_box_348x490.jpg

Seriously? I just watched this 2 days ago.... will def be buying this!

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 11:25 AM
in terms of spreading the legs of your system both visually and sonically, i've found nothing better than this:

http://hddb.net/ecs_covers/trinity-and-beyond-the-atomic-bomb-movie-168936-large.jpg

Wow really?
I saw this on Netflix but havent watched it yet.
Isnt it mostly scratchy file footage?

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-16-2011, 11:25 AM
Are the blu-ray versions of El Topo and The Holy Mountain worth owning at $35 each? Or should I just go with Jodorowsky's 3-pack DVD set with these two and Fando y Lis for $45? Thus the main question, is Fando y Lis worth owning?

Edit: Fuck it, I'm just going to rent them before I do anything rash and expensive.

Grandma
05-16-2011, 12:13 PM
Isnt it mostly scratchy file footage?


No. if anything it set the high water mark for film restoration...


watch it on blu-ray over the netflix version if you can, ive been surprised at how many local libraries have it in stock in their AV section

wmgaretjax
05-16-2011, 12:22 PM
The most exciting criterion announcement today was the complete films of Jean Vigo. It's about time...

Miroir Noir
05-16-2011, 12:29 PM
Absolutely. I have held off on purchasing the region 2 Vigo set forever in hopes of this day finally arriving.

PotVsKtl
05-16-2011, 12:32 PM
No. if anything it set the high water mark for film restoration...

Metropolis would like a word with you.

PotVsKtl
05-16-2011, 12:34 PM
Oh jesus high-def L’Atalante.

bmack86
05-16-2011, 12:50 PM
Tell me about Vigo.

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 01:00 PM
Tell me about Vigo.

The master of evil?
Try to battle my boys?
That's not legal!

Grandma
05-16-2011, 01:01 PM
Metropolis would like a word with you.

I dont agree. Compare the original source reels used for the 2010 kino restoration of Metropolis and the original reels pulled from the original cameras(only 5% of the movie used 2nd hand stock) used at each of those explosions for Trinity and Beyond..., which were then kept in either the original camera magazines(reels never pulled out) or shitty basement quality conditions for more than 50 years(most of the footage recovered were not kept in archives). I can guarantee that the ex ILM employees who worked on Trinity and Beyond had far more of a job restoring all that degraded and literally burned out color footage into anything digestible than the folks at Kino did with Metropolis. Couple that with the fact Trinity and Beyond...was released in 1995 and is still neck and neck in restoration quality with the 2010 Kino release and I still say that its the better achievement in the field.

TallGuyCM
05-16-2011, 01:58 PM
Tell me about Vigo.

This.

TallGuyCM
05-16-2011, 02:01 PM
PS: Watched Irreversible last night. Some images will never leave my head.

Hopefully this tactless dipshit didn't ruin anything for you:


another fucked up gaspar noe movie would be irreversible. if you can make it past the first 25 minutes...

I took the spoiler part out of the sentence purposefully. People in this thread are really good about discussing movies while still being vague and not ruining them for anyone who hasn't seen them. This guy really needs to get a clue.

wmgaretjax
05-16-2011, 02:08 PM
Vigo only made two feature films so it's not tough to dive into his work... he was a spanish anarchist that many french new wave directors credit with being an origin point for the movement. his films were banned or eviscerated by studio editors and he didn't really get much recognition until after he died (in his late twenties i believe).

Both of his features, Zéro de Conduite and L'Atlante, are simultaneously whimsical and ultra-political without ever feeling bogged down. They are brilliant films that are absolutely required viewing . I'd watch them in that order when you get the chance.

TallGuyCM
05-16-2011, 02:16 PM
Ohhh, that guy. I remember you highly recommending L'Atalante a few months ago.

Miroir Noir
05-16-2011, 02:21 PM
As if to demonstrate how influential Vigo was, Criterion is releasing Lindsay Anderson's If . . . on Blu the same day, a late '60s reimagining of much of Zéro de conduite.

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 02:23 PM
I am buying the shit out of that "If..." reissue.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-16-2011, 02:27 PM
Hopefully this tactless dipshit didn't ruin anything for you

Don't worry, Chris, as much as I comb through this thread I avoid reading spoilers. Dyltron3030 didn't ruin anything for me.

Speaking of Noe, he has only done three films. I've seen the last two which were shot very similarly with the constantly moving camera. Is that style his own or am I just naive about the directors he's copying?

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-16-2011, 02:34 PM
BTW, this was a pretty funny little review of another flick starring the UK's and US's supposedly hot/worst actress, Keira Knightley.

http://www.tinymixtapes.com/film/last-night

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 02:37 PM
Also the Criterion Topsy Turvy bluray is one of the most beautiful things Ive ever seen.
I didnt include it in the recommendations because I have yet after 12 years of trying to get even one other person to sit and watch the entire thing with me. :(

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-16-2011, 03:01 PM
Are you kidding? What makes the movie so difficult to sit through?

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 03:04 PM
Nobody cares for the subject matter, and since most of the film is about the journey and the details along the way and not so much an arc to a destination, fools tend to not engage with it.

Sucks, as its one of my favorite films. (Shrug)

SoulDischarge
05-16-2011, 03:24 PM
I actually watched Topsy-Turvy for the first time last week. It was enjoyable but I didn't feel sucker punched by it or anything. I think it's something that I need to soak in over multiple viewings.

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 03:27 PM
I think it's something that I need to soak in over multiple viewings.

That's it right there.
It works best as a world of details to get lost a bit in.

That's what I love about Gangs of New York as well. The story there is pretty much beside the point for me. I just want to visit and get lost a bit. Topsy Turvy has the added benefit of some truly great music and set pieces too.

SoulDischarge
05-16-2011, 03:30 PM
I feel like for Topsy-Turvy, they wrote down all the important plot points, then filmed the inverse of them, just capturing the stuff that didn't move the story ahead. Definitely an interesting approach to storytelling.

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 03:36 PM
Ha. You may be right.
Oh and Andy Serkis is brilliant and nearly unrecognizable in this scene...

S647is8rvvM

KungFuJoe
05-16-2011, 07:25 PM
Well fuck me. I don't want to have to choose between this http://filmguide.lafilmfest.com/tixSYS/2011/films/4745
or this
http://filmguide.lafilmfest.com/tixSYS/2011/films/4970

Of course I'd choose The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman, so I'm hoping to not be working nights anymore come mid June.

Also, anyone who can make it to this screening probably should as well http://filmguide.lafilmfest.com/tixSYS/2011/films/1743.

Lots of good stuff at the LA Film Fest this year I must say.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-16-2011, 10:11 PM
I just watched Dead Ringers for the time...what a deeply disturbing film. Jeremy Irons is fucking amazing in it.

schoolofruckus
05-17-2011, 05:07 AM
Well fuck me. I don't want to have to choose between this http://filmguide.lafilmfest.com/tixSYS/2011/films/4745
or this
http://filmguide.lafilmfest.com/tixSYS/2011/films/4970

Of course I'd choose The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman, so I'm hoping to not be working nights anymore come mid June.

Also, anyone who can make it to this screening probably should as well http://filmguide.lafilmfest.com/tixSYS/2011/films/1743.

Lots of good stuff at the LA Film Fest this year I must say.

I'm very upset that Drive is only playing once and right in the middle of the U2 show I'm seeing that weekend.

Miroir Noir
05-17-2011, 07:48 AM
Hey, who else wants to pre-order the Cul-de-Sac DVD for $1?
http://www.amazon.com/Cul--Criterion-Collection-Donald-Pleasance/dp/B005152C8C/ref=sr_1_8?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1305641000&sr=1-8

wmgaretjax
05-17-2011, 08:03 AM
I'm very upset that Drive is only playing once and right in the middle of the U2 show I'm seeing that weekend.

the clear problem is going to see U2...

HandBanana
05-17-2011, 08:34 AM
Hey, who else wants to pre-order the Cul-de-Sac DVD for $1?
http://www.amazon.com/Cul--Criterion-Collection-Donald-Pleasance/dp/B005152C8C/ref=sr_1_8?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1305641000&sr=1-8

Order placed, altho I have no idea how this is possible.

Miroir Noir
05-17-2011, 08:38 AM
It's assuredly a pricing error, but Amazon is usually good about fulfilling these, unless you order like fifty or something.

juloxx
05-17-2011, 08:43 AM
13 Assasins..... sooo badass. Done by the director of Battle Royale (need I say more?). Its Pretty much a modern 7 Samurai.

If anyone is into those kind of movies where a couple of badmen are outnumbered and have all odds stacked against them, yet proceed to kick unlimited asses, this is the movie for you.

schoolofruckus
05-17-2011, 09:06 AM
13 Assasins..... sooo badass. Done by the director of Battle Royale

No.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-17-2011, 09:12 AM
13 Assasins..... sooo badass. Done by the director of Battle Royale


No.

Haha. I actually have 13 Assassins on my calendar for this Friday at the Lumiere theater in SF. We'll see if it holds up to all of juloxx's praise.

wmgaretjax
05-17-2011, 09:28 AM
Ugh... Battle Royale...

caeden
05-17-2011, 09:33 AM
keep it up guys. i'm using this as my "see movies you've never heard of" suggestion box

schoolofruckus
05-17-2011, 11:23 AM
the clear problem is going to see U2...

Sweet stage rig + more Achtung songs recently than new ones = not a mistake!

Thankfully Drive will be out in September...

KungFuJoe
05-17-2011, 12:06 PM
13 Assasins..... sooo badass. Done by the director of Battle Royale (need I say more?). Its Pretty much a modern 7 Samurai.

If anyone is into those kind of movies where a couple of badmen are outnumbered and have all odds stacked against them, yet proceed to kick unlimited asses, this is the movie for you.

The director of Battle Royale died while in the early stages of production on BRII. Possibly the reason why BRII turned into one of the biggest piles of shit the cinema has ever seen. Even if you were confusing the director as "Beat" Takeshi Kitano you're still wrong. 13 AssasSins was directed by Takashi Miike.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-17-2011, 12:09 PM
Miike continues to be one of the most unbalanced directors i've ever come across, but I'm still continually drawn to check out his work, despite hating much of it.

paulb
05-17-2011, 02:14 PM
I just watched Dead Ringers for the time...what a deeply disturbing film. Jeremy Irons is fucking amazing in it.

Totally, kind of a great fucked up ending..... I wouldnt want those doctors doing surgery on me.... lol

GeezrRckr
05-17-2011, 04:52 PM
Hey film nerds...can I burn a BRRip to a DVD-R and play it on my non-BR rig?

TallGuyCM
05-17-2011, 06:40 PM
Yes.

juloxx
05-17-2011, 07:42 PM
The director of Battle Royale died while in the early stages of production on BRII. Possibly the reason why BRII turned into one of the biggest piles of shit the cinema has ever seen. Even if you were confusing the director as "Beat" Takeshi Kitano you're still wrong. 13 AssasSins was directed by Takashi Miike.

My bad, I confused Battle Royale with Ichi the Killer.

wmgaretjax
05-17-2011, 07:51 PM
Hey film nerds...can I burn a BRRip to a DVD-R and play it on my non-BR rig?

you'd have to compress it in order to do so. but yeah, there is a lot of software that would allow you to do it...

the better route to go would be to find some kind of small set top box to play any rips you might have acquired. i'm not sure what the best models are these days... but i remember that you want to make sure that it can downmix DTS to stereo if you don't have a receiver that can already do that.

TallGuyCM
05-17-2011, 08:37 PM
Geezr, I use ConvertXtoDVD4, it works great. :)

GeezrRckr
05-17-2011, 11:45 PM
Simplicity, yes.

Turns out that my current encoding sw (DVDFlick) can already do it. In the end, it's just an XviD (.avi) file that I'm burning...don't know why I thought that it being a BRRrip would make any difference. But, I think I'll give ConvertXtoDVD4 a try anyway...it appears to be a faster encoder. Cool, thanks.

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 11:06 AM
Even in an ambivalent review (http://www.voicefilm.com/2011/05/cannes_2011_lars_von_triers_melancholia_wow.php), Melancholia sounds fucking outstanding. It's allegedly coming out here on November 4th.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-18-2011, 11:18 AM
Lars von Trier on Videogum:
http://videogum.com/306072/lars-von-trier-is-a-nazi/behind-the-scenes/
http://videogum.com/306141/lars-von-trier-is-not-a-nazi/behind-the-scenes/
The Gabes!

bmack86
05-18-2011, 11:21 AM
Movie sounds awesome and apparently Lars Von Trier is a nazi.

Miroir Noir
05-18-2011, 11:32 AM
Movie sounds awesome and apparently Lars Von Trier is an attention whore.

Fixed. And I agree that the movie sounds pretty spectacular. It and the Malick film sound like they will make a perfect double bill.

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 12:35 PM
Lars von Trier on Videogum:
http://videogum.com/306072/lars-von-trier-is-a-nazi/behind-the-scenes/
http://videogum.com/306141/lars-von-trier-is-not-a-nazi/behind-the-scenes/
The Gabes!

Here's the uncut version of the press conference. I don't know if Cannes 2011 produced his cinematic masterpiece, but there's a great chance Cannes 2011 produced his publicity masterpiece.

http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/mediaPlayer/11391.html

As for how seriously to take this.... I mean, come on. I think it's pretty obvious at this point that Lars says whatever the fuck he thinks will produce the public reaction that amuses him most. It definitely helps drum up attention for his films - which usually don't have the benefit of apocalyptic effects sequences and gratuitous movie star nudity as selling points - which is fine because they usually deserve the coverage (although I think anyone who's inclined to agree would probably be watching them anyway). But ultimately, I think the very act of waking up each day and interacting with people is its own form of art for Von Trier.

Then again, I've basically said all of the above in the past about Vincent Gallo (who, if you were paying attention, offered a discount on his sperm to anyone who could prove lineage to "German soldiers of the mid-century").

wmgaretjax
05-18-2011, 12:40 PM
both those motherfuckers pale in comparison to klaus kinski.

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 12:42 PM
Ryan and I started My Best Fiend one night when I was in town for Godspeed....I need to get back to that and watch the whole thing.

wmgaretjax
05-18-2011, 12:42 PM
check out his book too.

AlecEiffel
05-18-2011, 12:44 PM
I've been meaning to read his autobiography for years, it sounds hilarious. My Be Fiend is one of my all time favorites.

SoulDischarge
05-18-2011, 12:45 PM
I'd argue Herzog is crazier than Kinski. After all, he's the one who pulled a gun on Kinski in the middle of the jungle.

AlecEiffel
05-18-2011, 12:54 PM
I'd argue Herzog is crazier than Kinski. After all, he's the one who pulled a gun on Kinski in the middle of the jungle.

"Actually I didn't pull a gun on him - but I did threaten to shoot him. I was unarmed and he said I pulled a gun on him in order to make himself look better. It wasn't like that, but I would have shot him. There was no doubt and the bastard understood it was not a joke."

What a team!

paulb
05-18-2011, 12:56 PM
Watched Dogville last night...incredible! Loved everything about it, gonna try another Von Trier film tonight, got The Idiots..... good?

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 12:57 PM
I don't see Herzog as crazy. I think he probably considered it rationally and decided that was the best way to solve the problem.

Now that I think about it, I don't know that I would compare Kinski to von Trier or Gallo. While the latter two may be motivated by severe emotional problems, they're not crazy the way that Kinski was crazy.

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 12:58 PM
Watched Dogville last night...incredible! Loved everything about it, gonna try another Von Trier film tonight, got The Idiots..... good?

Yeah, it's one of his best. Where'd you get it?

paulb
05-18-2011, 01:00 PM
Yeah, it's one of his best. Where'd you get it?

Have you been to Vidiots in Santa Monica? Its got everything....

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 01:05 PM
I have been there, but it's been a while. I usually shop at Laser Blazer or Cinefile.

bobert
05-18-2011, 01:14 PM
Have you been to Vidiots in Santa Monica? Its got everything....

Be sure you return it on time, otherwise it probably would have been cheaper to buy the damned thing. I love Vidiots, but their rental costs and late fees have ballooned past the point where "buying local" has any appeal to me, which is a shame because I really miss the experience of wondering the video racks looking for titles.

Miroir Noir
05-18-2011, 01:17 PM
Speaking of Herzog and directors going crazy: which is the better doc about a director losing his mind filming a wildly hubristic project in the jungle: Burden of Dreams or Hearts of Darkness?

AlecEiffel
05-18-2011, 01:25 PM
I prefer Hearts of Darkness, but it's been about ten years since I've seen either of them.

AlecEiffel
05-18-2011, 01:27 PM
Also, it's always nice to revisit this every once in a while and think about what could have been.

gXgzWMbyZpE

Alchemy
05-18-2011, 03:08 PM
I ran into a friend today and he took me to see City of Life and Death. Pretty crazy movie. It has some of the most amazing war fighting scenes that I've ever watched. It was also filled with some good tense moments and horrific ones too. It's also very sad... I recommend it.

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 03:33 PM
Yeah, I loved that movie at AFI Fest in 2009. I'm really glad that it's finally getting a proper theatrical release.

KungFuJoe
05-18-2011, 04:20 PM
Here's a flat out bad review for Melancholia from a critic that I respect for the most part.
http://twitchfilm.com/reviews/2011/05/cannes-2011-melancholia-review.php

amyzzz
05-18-2011, 04:40 PM
I really want to see that now.

paulb
05-18-2011, 04:44 PM
Yeah, it's one of his best. Where'd you get it?

Very excellent movie, really liked it!

Is Manderlay worth watching? and how is Dancer In The Dark?

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 05:05 PM
Manderlay good, Dancer in the Dark better.

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 05:10 PM
Here's a flat out bad review for Melancholia from a critic that I respect for the most part.
http://twitchfilm.com/reviews/2011/05/cannes-2011-melancholia-review.php

I'm not super familiar with this writer, but after reading this...


The problems with the film are many. Most immediately comes the realization that every single one of these characters are horrible people, completely unworthy of any concern. They're wretched and they give the audience nobody at all to empathize with. Compounding that is a script that puts incredibly stilted and unnatural dialogue in their mouths from opening frame to closing. Nobody speaks the way these people do, not ever. And while Von Trier has used highly stylized dialogue in the past to make a point - Dogville being an obvious example - this does not appear to have any purpose behind it, the writing is simply poor. Making this even worse is the peculiar casting - Gainsbourg and Dunst as sisters? Speaking in completely different accents? Really? - many of whom are simply not up to the tasks given them. John Hurt and Udo Kier both stand out in a good way, injecting a bit of energy into things, but neither is in the film for very long while lead player Kirsten Dunst is entirely flat and lifeless. She is bland and boring in the extreme. Making this worse again is that the film never leaves the house and its grounds once it arrives there and none of the characters are ever given anything to do. At all. This is an entirely, one hundred percent passive picture in which people spend over two hours either being awful to each other or sitting around waiting for the inevitable. There is zero narrative drive. There is zero dramatic tension. There are zero character arcs. Von Trier tells you in minute one that the planet is going to be destroyed, then he simply makes you wait around for it to happen.

...I'm inclined to believe that ShyGuy has attempted to take up film criticism.

bobert
05-18-2011, 06:02 PM
I don't understand how you guys can read reviews of a movie you haven't seen yet - especially highly anticipated films like Melancholia or The Tree of Life. Don't you feel that you're robbing yourselves of your own objective opinion, at least on some level? I'll check the aggregate score of a film on Metacritic or Rottentomatoes, but that's as far as I go anymore.

Vasoline Groove
05-18-2011, 06:06 PM
Speaking of Herzog and directors going crazy: which is the better doc about a director losing his mind filming a wildly hubristic project in the jungle: Burden of Dreams or Hearts of Darkness?

They are both great. I almost feel like Burden of Dreams is a comedy. But Herzog makes me laugh. He definitely cracked me up during Incident at Loch Ness. Think about how hilarious Grizzly Man is, if you don't really think about the whole gruesome bear death at the end situation.

AlecEiffel
05-18-2011, 06:46 PM
I went to a screening of Incident At Loch Ness that Herzog was supposed to be at, but it was announced that he couldn't be there because he was editing "a movie about man eating bears" and the whole audience erupted into laughter. Zak Penn ended up calling him on his cell phone and holding it up to the microphone, even over the phone he had everybody laughing hysterically pretty much the entire time.

wmgaretjax
05-18-2011, 07:04 PM
I don't understand how you guys can read reviews of a movie you haven't seen yet - especially highly anticipated films like Melancholia or The Tree of Life. Don't you feel that you're robbing yourselves of your own objective opinion, at least on some level? I'll check the aggregate score of a film on Metacritic or Rottentomatoes, but that's as far as I go anymore.

I'm with you. Every once in a while I cave... I always regret it.

Vasoline Groove
05-18-2011, 07:40 PM
I went to a screening of Incident At Loch Ness that Herzog was supposed to be at, but it was announced that he couldn't be there because he was editing "a movie about man eating bears" and the whole audience erupted into laughter. Zak Penn ended up calling him on his cell phone and holding it up to the microphone, even over the phone he had everybody laughing hysterically pretty much the entire time.

Thats awesome.

And I'm with Bobert on reading reviews. I even try not to know much about the story. I don't even like reading the sleeve of a netflix.

caco0283
05-18-2011, 07:52 PM
I watched Lars von Triers conference at Cannes earlier today...the guy is pretty damn funny. He talked a bit about the "porn" and also talked about how he is a Nazi. This is him explaining that he doesn't like Jews. Hard to tell how much of this serious


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Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-18-2011, 08:34 PM
Manderlay good, Dancer in the Dark better.

Yeah. This. The cast change is one of the biggest hits to Manderlay, but the storytelling is still pretty superb. Dancer in the Dark
is fucking heart-breaking and awful and gut-wrenching and beautiful.

Miroir Noir
05-18-2011, 09:37 PM
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Dunst with the performance of her career!

MissingPerson
05-19-2011, 05:21 AM
There's a bit in a book about Bjork about the making of Dancer in the Dark that's worth reading. (http://books.google.ie/books?id=bill263dqDAC&pg=PT162&lpg=PT162&dq=bjork+scott+rodger+von+trier&source=bl&ots=LG-g7Ke4W9&sig=PwyHW85lZUdznvFSstuChbbHCJw&hl=en&ei=Qi9KTdzNHcqWhQeL6eWvDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=bjork%20scott%20rodger%20von%20trier&f=false)

Her manager, incidentally, ended up getting himself credited on the film. He's a remarkably objectionable chap in his own right, so the prospect of all three of those people in the same room makes me wonder how more of the crew didn't kill themselves during the production.

schoolofruckus
05-19-2011, 05:56 AM
I don't understand how you guys can read reviews of a movie you haven't seen yet - especially highly anticipated films like Melancholia or The Tree of Life. Don't you feel that you're robbing yourselves of your own objective opinion, at least on some level? I'll check the aggregate score of a film on Metacritic or Rottentomatoes, but that's as far as I go anymore.

In times like Cannes where there are a dozen films that are on my kill-someone-to-see list, I basically scan the first and last paragraphs to get a general sense of what the writer thought. I've read a few reviews all the way through because I got the sense that there wouldn't be any real spoilers. As for the robbing ourselves of our own objective opinion, that only happens if one is susceptible to that sort of thing :).

schoolofruckus
05-19-2011, 05:58 AM
I watched Lars von Triers conference at Cannes earlier today...the guy is pretty damn funny. He talked a bit about the "porn" and also talked about how he is a Nazi. This is him explaining that he doesn't like Jews. Hard to tell how much of this serious.

Depends on who you ask.


The Festival de Cannes provides artists from around the world with an exceptional forum to present their works and defend freedom of expression and creation. The Festival’s Board of Directors, which held an extraordinary meeting this Thursday 19 May 2011, profoundly regrets that this forum has been used by Lars Von Trier to express comments that are unacceptable, intolerable, and contrary to the ideals of humanity and generosity that preside over the very existence of the Festival.

The Board of Directors firmly condemns these comments and declares Lars Von Trier a persona non grata at the Festival de Cannes, with effect immediately.

schoolofruckus
05-19-2011, 06:00 AM
There's a bit in a book about Bjork about the making of Dancer in the Dark that's worth reading. (http://books.google.ie/books?id=bill263dqDAC&pg=PT162&lpg=PT162&dq=bjork+scott+rodger+von+trier&source=bl&ots=LG-g7Ke4W9&sig=PwyHW85lZUdznvFSstuChbbHCJw&hl=en&ei=Qi9KTdzNHcqWhQeL6eWvDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=bjork%20scott%20rodger%20von%20trier&f=false)

Her manager, incidentally, ended up getting himself credited on the film. He's a remarkably objectionable chap in his own right, so the prospect of all three of those people in the same room makes me wonder how more of the crew didn't kill themselves during the production.

It's not at all uncommon for managers to get credits as high as producer on films. Shit, many big-time film producers broke in through talent representation.

Basically what I'm saying is, don't shed a tear when you see a trailer for Scott Rodgers Presents: The Human Centipede IV a few years down the line.

schoolofruckus
05-19-2011, 06:00 AM
Lastly, I'm still trying to figure out how to write about Love Exposure.

schoolofruckus
05-19-2011, 10:26 AM
Alright, I'm going to give this a shot.

First of all, I need to say even as someone who normally doesn't care for low-rent, cult-leaning cinema, I'm really glad that I saw Love Exposure. It's a film for which the bobert-accepted definition of ambivalence was concocted - a film that thrills and repels in equal measure, that feels bloated and sloppy and unfocused while simultaneously convincing us that there's absolutely no chance it could exist any other way.

A plot summary would help someone who's already seen the film more than someone who wishes to. Essentially, it follows a teenage boy named Yu who tries desperately to satisfy the faith-driven wishes of both his mother (who implored him, shortly before dying, to live in purity and marry a girl in the image of the Virgin Mary) and father, whose grief over his wife's death and subsequent failed rebound drives him to become a fire-and-brimstone Catholic priest who demands that Yu confess the many sins he must be committing. Obviously these two lifestyles clash, so Yu is essentially driven to learn how to commit sins that piss off his father but don't actually provide him with the sort of illicit pleasures that the outcry over sin is designed to prohibit. Enter a martial arts leader who teaches Yu to acrobatically photograph girls' panties from low angles. Yu develops a prodigious talent for this activity, and it ultimately leads him to a street fight that produces one of the weirdest love triangles in cinema history, with two violence-prone girls who come from abusive backgrounds - Yoko, a feisty young beauty who will take any given opportunity to kick the shit out of men, and Koike, a diabolical temptress who serves as head recruiter for a dubious religious cult.

So...that's the first hour of the movie. Then the title appears on screen, and then we spend the next three hours diving into the lives of Yoko and Koike and the way their fates ultimately intertwine with Yu's. It must be obvious by now just how absurdly ambitious this film is, and that's one of its key charms. It's not audacity, either - there's a level of emotional sincerity in this film that would flat-out humiliate almost any other filmmaker alive. It's the supreme dedication to capturing the dizzying, confusing process of adolescent romance and self-discovery that keeps this film singing as it perpetually rides on one rail.

That said...it really is a fucking mess and a half. It's notable that what comes to mind for me first are the film's charms, but there were many moments throughout when I thought "I simply don't want to be watching this". Part of that was a result of the film's dogged - and admirable - commitment to expressing the angst of these young characters through action (which, for me, at times recalled the violent lyrical tropes of Odd Future), but just as often it was due to the hollow, obvious nature in which it was delivered. It's one thing to present absurdly silly (the gratuitous upskirt photo sessions) or heinously violent (much of Yoko's and Koike's backstories) scenarios through a glossy, ostensibly artless, pop-soundtracked aesthetic filter; it's another to have one of our heroines recite a Bible passage and exceedingly on-the-nose interpretation thereof in a single close-up that all but stares into the camera. The film is full of moments like this that highlight and undermine its ideas - expository monologues, redundant voiceovers, image juxtaposition, the works. Also, this is probably not something that many people will agree with, but while I admired Shion Sono for trying to tackle so many of his obsessions simultaneously, I felt like a lot of the material concerning the religious cult fell flat. The film had enough in its cross-hairs with Catholicism; trying to contrast a second organization struck me as a self-indulgent (Sono was famously a member of a religious cult earlier in life) touch that blurred its vision and detracted from its strengths.

Ultimately, I walked out of the film just after midnight, grateful that I'd seen a true one-of-a-kind film experience, but wondering who in the fuck I could possibly recommend it to. I've settled on this - if you ever wanted to see a hybrid of Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and Southland Tales, look no further.

AlecEiffel
05-19-2011, 10:43 AM
I thought you were joking, but that movie really is four hours long?!

schoolofruckus
05-19-2011, 11:10 AM
237 minutes. Cinefamily created an intermission at around the 150 minute mark; Hadrian introduced the film by saying that the first section would be a lot of build-up, and the last hour and a half is pure payoff. I actually found the latter portion to be largely inferior to what had come before.

At any rate, it does move pretty fucking fast for a film of this length. It's certainly not as easy to watch as Satantango, which is the only longer film I can remember watching.

amyzzz
05-19-2011, 11:37 AM
Dancer in the Dark has great musical numbers and is gutwrenching at the end.

edit: oh sorry, I responding to the last page. Y'all have moved on.

schoolofruckus
05-19-2011, 11:57 AM
This hilarious trailer ran before Love Exposure:

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KungFuJoe
05-19-2011, 12:35 PM
Great review on Love Exposure. You really should be getting paid for that shit. I probably enjoyed it slightly more, but I must admit you are spot on with your take. I saw it a couple of years ago at the LA Asian Pacific Film fest, but have been wanting to revisit it ever since. You're final summation made me laugh...



Ultimately, I walked out of the film just after midnight, grateful that I'd seen a true one-of-a-kind film experience, but wondering who in the fuck I could possibly recommend it to. I've settled on this - if you ever wanted to see a hybrid of Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and Southland Tales, look no further.

...I swear to you after I first saw the film I told the friend I was with that it was the type of film Richard Kelly had wish he made with Southland Tales.

juloxx
05-19-2011, 03:09 PM
This hilarious trailer ran before Love Exposure:
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posted this earlier, but I dont care. Expect it to be posted again... and again... and again
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schoolofruckus
05-20-2011, 09:01 AM
So apparently von Trier IS sort of banned from Cannes. He says he's not allowed within 100 metres of the Palais. I maintain that the ban will be lifted as soon as this year's festival is over, and he'll be back in 2-3 years with The Nymphomaniac.

Here's a neat interview with him: http://www.indiewire.com/article/interview_lars_von_trier_i_will_never_do_a_press_c onference_again

suprefan
05-20-2011, 12:50 PM
Gabe, I suggest you go to this if possible. Seeing as it wont be officially released in theaters until August. And Im bummed that they held a screening of it last night at ucla and i didnt see the posting until this morning..

Preview Screening of Bellflower. FREE

http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=11822

wmgaretjax
05-20-2011, 01:06 PM
demdike stare are doing a live soundtrack to the rape of the vampire on 6/2 at cinefamily. i would be there if I didn't already have commitments that weekend. do not miss.

paulb
05-20-2011, 01:13 PM
Gabe, I suggest you go to this if possible. Seeing as it wont be officially released in theaters until August. And Im bummed that they held a screening of it last night at ucla and i didnt see the posting until this morning..

Preview Screening of Bellflower. FREE

http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=11822

Ill go, only if Yauch is in attendance....since he's distributing the film...



So, i watched 3 Lars Von Trier films in 24h the other day... Dogville, The Idiots and Dancer In The Dark....

Dogville was just excellent, incredible cast, narrative, script, perfect ending too...

The Idiots, I loved how raw it was and in your face. Probably my favourite of the 3.

Dancer In the Dark, Bjork did such a great job with this one, loved the ending, great music...

Next up is Manderlay and I may try to rewatch Antichrist....

suprefan
05-20-2011, 01:17 PM
Well they are doing a Q and A session after with cast and crew. Ya never know....

schoolofruckus
05-20-2011, 02:05 PM
Gabe, I suggest you go to this if possible. Seeing as it wont be officially released in theaters until August. And Im bummed that they held a screening of it last night at ucla and i didnt see the posting until this morning..

Preview Screening of Bellflower. FREE

http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=11822

Thanks for the tip. I've been wanting to catch this for a while. I don't know if my reservation will be worth a damn, but I have helped the USC summer film school program in the past with work, so maybe I'll be able to get in.

UCLA screenings are hard to catch. Those fucks played Two Gates of Sleep a few weeks ago and I didn't see the listing until the day after.

schoolofruckus
05-20-2011, 02:08 PM
demdike stare are doing a live soundtrack to the rape of the vampire on 6/2 at cinefamily. i would be there if I didn't already have commitments that weekend. do not miss.

Why the fuck does it have to be a costume ball....I still might go, but I'll be goddamned if I'm going to get all teased up like a Twihard.

wmgaretjax
05-20-2011, 02:19 PM
just do it. anworth kirk is playing too. it'll be brilliant, i've heard incredible things about demdike live.

schoolofruckus
05-20-2011, 02:42 PM
Come down and go with me.

wmgaretjax
05-20-2011, 02:44 PM
Come down and go with me.

if only I could... it's my first week of work and i have a shit ton of stuff scheduled then. arrrrgh. i want to see them so bad.

suprefan
05-20-2011, 03:41 PM
Thanks for the tip. I've been wanting to catch this for a while. I don't know if my reservation will be worth a damn, but I have helped the USC summer film school program in the past with work, so maybe I'll be able to get in.

UCLA screenings are hard to catch. Those fucks played Two Gates of Sleep a few weeks ago and I didn't see the listing until the day after.

It did say its open to the general public. I figure the ''affiliation'' part on the rsvp section maybe threw you off. I put ''friend'' and it worked, got an email and everything.

Grandma
05-20-2011, 03:48 PM
This hilarious trailer ran before Love Exposure:

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some or robert 'chin' z'dars best work

juloxx
05-21-2011, 08:13 AM
Haha. I actually have 13 Assassins on my calendar for this Friday at the Lumiere theater in SF. We'll see if it holds up to all of juloxx's praise.

verdict?

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-21-2011, 08:42 AM
I didn't make it out. Tonight you will get my response.

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HandBanana
05-21-2011, 09:23 AM
I probably coulda seen that one coming, but damn

zircona1
05-21-2011, 06:22 PM
So, uh, I watched Trash Humpers last night.

I actually did find the style of the film fascinating - was like a bunch of VHS home movies edited together (complete with REW, PLAY and AUTO TRACKING signals). And a couple of parts had me laughing pretty hard. But this movie isn't for everyone - I can understand why a lot of people hated it (and hate Harmony Korine's films in general).

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-21-2011, 06:34 PM
I did not like that movie, and I really gave it a good shot. I had been drinking the first time so I postponed watching it until I was sober, which was the next week. However one of the songs I still sing to myself at least once a week: "Make it make it, don't take it. Fake it fake it, don't break it." Something along those lines.

juloxx, turns out 13 Assassins is on OnDemand for $7 so I'm going to watch it in the comfort of my own home. I'll give you the update/live blog after/during watching.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-22-2011, 08:13 AM
Verdict reached. It was pretty gosh-darn good, like a mini-adventure/mini-Lord of the Rings quest/mini-Pokemon game. Seriously though, I kept thinking: "Gotta catch 'em all, Shin-zae-mon!" Ha! But anyway the handful of fight scenes and the epic battle at the end were extremely entertaining, and bloody. And because of this movie I have added 5 samurai films to my queue. However, I didn't really buy the insanity/power trip that was going on with Naritsugu, I mean maybe Miike just wanted a villain/pussy of a villain to just be crazy and do weird and cruel things to women and children. I don't know. Great film though, best samurai film of 2011 for sure.

zircona1
05-22-2011, 10:36 AM
However one of the songs I still sing to myself at least once a week: "Make it make it, don't take it. Fake it fake it, don't break it." Something along those lines.

I feel like I'm gonna be singing "Three little demons jumped over the wall/Cut off their heads, murdered 'em all" in my head for awhile.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-22-2011, 10:37 AM
That's another one. I just couldn't remember the words. Some really good "jams" in that movie, also really creepy.

schoolofruckus
05-22-2011, 11:33 AM
Tree of Life won the Palme D'Or. Dardennes and Ceylan tied for Grand Prix. Refn won best director. Dunst best actress for Melancholia. I'm kicking the shit out of myself for not trying to attend this festival this year.

guedita
05-22-2011, 11:33 AM
Ugh, does this mean people are going to start giving a shit about Kirsten Dunst now?

HandBanana
05-22-2011, 11:40 AM
Dunst best actress for Melancholia.

My intuition is tingling telling me that this was their way of awarding the film while still punishing von Trier.

Or maybe his directing style is just a natural fit for that plank of balsa wood Dunst.