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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    My Letterboxd review is all jerkface, so there's really no need to share it. The respectful version is that I agree the acting is good/great, but I had no patience for the storytelling (particularly...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Forget Short Term 12 - if you've seen any low-budget movie over the past 12 years, there's nothing to get out of it. WATCH LAURENCE ANYWAYS.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Only Lovers Left Alive
    Down By Law
    Broken Flowers
    Ghost Dog
    The Limits of Control
    Night on Earth
    Mystery Train
    Stranger Than Paradise
    Coffee and Cigarettes
    Dead Man
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    I've got an extra floor ticket for tonight available - $40 to the first taker. PM if you want it.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    And yes, while Monsters was nothing more than Good For Its Budget in my eyes, I am also excited for Godzilla. The first trailer sold me to the degree that I've ignored all subsequent marketing.
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    I still believe that the first decade of his career was one big crescendo, each film an improvement on the last and the latter two (Kings and Huckabees) each being among the top films of their...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Your criteria for action films is spot-on; my only objection is when you apply it to David O. Russell movies.
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    Re: Wanted: Weekend 1 GA Wristband

    Same. I can only make it on Friday, so I can't justify paying above face, but feel free to solicit if you have one to get rid of.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Technically, that is left to the imagination.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Yeah, it's really fucking bad. I wrote a little on Letterboxd, and since I pretty much dive right into spoilers, I'm just going to post the link rather than c+p.
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    I didn't - I don't believe it ever played here. I'll have to put it in my Netflix queue.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Here's the spoiler-heavy review I posted on Letterboxd:

    A frustrating third entry in this series, which I can't refer to as a trilogy because it seems very clear that there will be further entries...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Well, it's after St. Patrick's Day, so I guess it's safe to post it.

    Gabe's Best 20 Films of 2013

    Upstream Color
    Laurence Anyways
    Spring Breakers
    The Act of Killing
    To the Wonder
    The...
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    Laurence Anyways is one of the best films that came out last year. I just saw it this past weekend and was fucking FLOORED that a 24 year old kid could make a 160-minute film with such deep and...
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    Re: NFL Time

    1. The Super Bowl massacre was a matter of a better team winning, but the Seahawks aren't better by 35 points on an everyday basis. It had much to do with attitude, intimidation, and the...
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    Vintage jackstraw. I suppose the other reason for your commitment to this topic is that you're "killing time at work?" And while I marvel at the cosmic timelessness of your thirst for myopic...
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    Arguing against the "thug" argument is also a straw man.

    1. I only listed the criminal connotations as examples of the out-of-bounds insults I've seen lobbed at Sherman; I didn't think I needed...
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    I'm not even objective - I've genuinely disliked Richard Sherman almost since I became aware of his existence. I think a lot of his trash-talk in off-field settings comes off desperate, and his...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2013/11/mia-farrow-frank-sinatra-ronan-farrow#
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Fixed.
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    I used to think it was only the racists (and I include those who refer to a Stanford graduate with a vacant criminal record as a "thug" or "gangsta" or "hood" rat in that distinction) who owed...
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    Re: Educate Others On The 2014 Lineup

    OutKast were on the shortlist of great musical groups of the 90's, releasing four masterpieces in the six years between 1994 and 2000. They were also the best live hip-hop show to ever tour the...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    A recorded interview with Stanley Kubrick during the making of 2001 that runs 76 minutes. I love the timbre of his voice - I don't think I'd ever heard it before.
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    I haven't seen it. I'm a big fan of Vinterberg's Festen, but for some reason I've had trouble mustering enthusiasm for this one. For example, the Aero is playing all five Golden Globe nominees for...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I had it on last year's list because it played AFI (and several other festivals) in 2012, but I think it's certainly eligible for 2013 because that's when it played commercially. Personally, I think...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    This kind of trolling and refusal to engage in dialogue is going to make it hard as fuck to keep my resolution. But we're not even seven hours in, so Happy New Year!
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    I was kind of hoping that the Elias review would strip Manning of that last 7 yard completion (many felt it may have been a backward lateral) and leave him six yards shy of the season record. The...
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    I believe this was especially common with the Italians.



    My new year's resolution is to do away with this sort of blanket presupposition when people's positive opinions elude my understanding. ...
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    I agree with all of this except the parts that conflict with me mostly hating Shame. I also think the film had a really poor sense of time, especially considering the time frame was specified in the...
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    It's been years since I disliked a movie - to the point of being reduced to a Randy-re:-Harmony angry lunatic - as severely as I did Frances Ha. I walked out of the theater after 15 minutes, and...
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    That's funny. Is it because Ronnie's Mexican?
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    "Fun"? Really? It's a brisk, absurd and never-boring three hours, but I have to contend that rather than "fun", I can only view this guy's antics (and the means by which he realized them) as...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    So, the script for Spring Breakers definitely exists and it's 79 pages. I don't know / care whether the words "fever dream" are included.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    We discussed it briefly. It's worth watching because the performances are so excellent, but I found it lacking visually.

    Persepolis is indeed great.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Agree with all of this.
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    Richard Roeper is mostly a moron. He gets some reviews right, like giving The Counselor an A+ - I honestly loved that movie as much as no other Ridley Scott joint outside of Blade Runner - but he is...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I'm pretty sure the only physical release is a combo BD/DVD, with the extended cut included on the DVD.
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    It's Raining Nelson Mandela.

    Yeah.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I haven't seen that specified yet. But yeah, if they're breaking it into halves already, it seems like there's no reason not to release two 2.5 hour versions.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Nymphomaniac: Part 1
    VOD: 3/6/14
    Theaters: 3/21/14

    Nymphomaniac: Part 2
    VOD: 4/3/14
    Theaters: 4/18/14
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    I don't see this one for another couple weeks. American Hustle next week. Still need to catch up with 12 Years a Slave, but I'm banking on it being in theaters for a while as the Oscar campaign...
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    I agree with all of this except that I haven't seen Room 237 yet. Blue Is the Warmest Color succeeds in spite of its director for the most part, or at least his visual design. The complaints about...
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    Re: suing applebees confilct of interest?

    It took a full page for someone to call out this particular facet of the stupidity?
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    It'll probably be in theaters through February. I haven't seen it yet. I don't really love either of McQueen's previous films - Hunger was good but not remarkable, and Shame was a monotonous bore,...
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    I wish I could say that it was satisfying to hear that. More than anything, it just bums me out again.
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    All Is Lost was a better movie, but it suffered from the opposite problem as Gravity. The storytelling was pretty strong for the most part, excluding the first shot/scene, but the direction was...
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    I just despise Pete Carroll. The prospect of his "juggernaut" losing at home to a team that will probably lose its other 15 games was delightful, but alas.
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    Super deflated by the Seahawks pulling that out.
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    Re: The Default Thread

    Sigging this.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    We're not going to agree on this. Sunshine is 1/3 shitty, but the first two thirds of it are outstanding.
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