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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2014

    He said, to no one in general...

    Slint live are exactly what you would fantasize them to be - just 3-5 dark weirdos performing disturbing audio surgery. If you like Spiderland, don't miss them...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    The reply to each of those questions can be covered in one sentence: because it's an original, complex, mysterious, haunting, savagely beautiful and deeply original examination of life on this planet.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Under the Skin and Nymphomaniac are my two favorite films of 2014 so far. Night Moves, Only Lovers Left Alive, Ida and The Lego Movie are also on the list.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    The thing to keep in mind with We Need To Talk About Kevin is that its perspective is 100% subjective - the whole film is taking place within Tilda's point of view. That helped me forgive some of...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I don't disagree with any of that aside from the last bit re: Margaret (it was far more visually accomplished than anything Linklater has made outside of Slacker and his rotoscope films). I don't...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I have to be something of a bubble-bursting asshole as well, on both Snowpiercer and Boyhood. Overall, I would give them both positive grades, because their innards outpace their exteriors -...
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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2014

    That seems plausible. I unexpectedly got Ben Frost to volunteer his services via Twitter, but that was before I learned of his LA date in late October with Tim Hecker and Pete Swanson:

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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    So.....Wu-Tang are playing the Forum in September with Talib Kweli, Pharoah Monche and fucking RAS KASS opening? Is the search function here fuckin' up, or do you guys somehow not care?
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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2014

    That's hilarious. It's a shame the writer is an unrepentant dumbass who did no homework and possibly never listened to Slint in the first place - beyond the mistaken song titles and credits (Albini...
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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2014

    *puts boxing gloves on*
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    Re: LA Noise show compendium

    This seems like a good reason to bring this thread back:
    http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/622091/tfly?utm_medium=api&utm_medium=459899
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    EMA did a murder at the Troubadour last night. Don't sleep on this tour.
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    Re: Outkast 2014 tour extravaganza

    He pretended real good at Bottle Rock. And the 30,000 Third Eye Blind die-hards gave it right back.
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    Re: BottleRock Napa Valley 2014

    I was only there for The Cure set due to late arrival, but kvnty's review of the crowd was the opposite of what I experienced. Unless she's specifically describing me and Jen - in which case, fuck...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Her creates a romantic relationship with as much complexity and believable emotion as any movie I've seen the past few years - with positively virtuoso acting; keep in mind, one of the actors has no...
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    Re: mnml --- tech

    Yeah, Haxan Cloak was one of the most intense (and awesome) sensory experiences of my life. Reminded me of the James Turrell "Perceptual Cell" exhibit at LACMA, only twice as long and far more...
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    Re: Hey dumbass, watch Louie.

    This show was already the best thing on TV, but the first four episodes of Season 4 have taken it to new highs.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    Two of the finest original film scores (which also happen to feature in two of the greatest films ever made):...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I saw that at AFI Fest last year - I dug it maybe a little less than you did, but I thought it was pretty solid. The friend character - and the fact that he was played by the same actor who was Buzz...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Fixed! And I plan on catching the original as well.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Movies I'd never heard of but am now interested in (bold indicates the films I'm likely to catch at LAFF)
    Joy of Man's Desiring (new one from the maker of Vic + Flo Saw a Bear)
    Uncertain Terms
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Of course it's nonsense - a Harmony Korine movie without Harmony Korine has no value. That doesn't mean its existence isn't funny.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    There are days when the universe seems to have no sense of humor......and then Irvine Welsh writes a sequel to a Harmony Korine movie and I get to break the news to Randy.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Well, I wouldn't say I do have a high threshold for watching depictions of child rape - it had the same horrifying effect on me. But it is a fact (not a subjective statement) that the child sex in...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Exactly. Chris, I don't know what movie you're thinking of, but it's not as though Araki photographed Mysterious Skin in some Mel Gibson-esque, lovingly slow motion close-ups of heinous violent shit...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    You could not be more off-base. It's literally one of my favorite endings/movies of all time, and the bombastic style is essential to the film's (and Gordon-Levitt's) character. As for the first...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I would throw you in prison if I could.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I haven't had big expectations for a David Gordon Green movie in many years, but this was the first one that I consider to be a genuine failure (even The Sitter was, at least, more amusing than its...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Mysterious Skin is also a masterpiece, so you should see them both.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    What exactly did you "know" even then? What does anyone "know" even now? Judging solely by what you said - you encountered a gay man traveling with an entourage of teenagers and made up your mind...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I've seen it a couple times - it's savage, terrifying and transcendent. Along with Nymphomaniac, it's my favorite film of the year so far. This spring has ruled in general - Only Lovers Left Alive,...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    This is specious logic at best, and possibly evidence of ugly inner currents.



    That said, I have seen Singer act abusively on set before, and the stories about his proclivity for young guys...
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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
  36. Re: The Knife 2013 Tour Dates. Like for realz.

    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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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    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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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    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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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    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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    Re: NFL Time

    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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    Re: NFL Time

    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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    Re: NFL Time

    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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