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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Voice and face. I can imagine a person being bored stiff by Inherent Vice, but the imaginary person in question is not a flattering portrayal.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Happy Monday, Grandma.
    https://www.yahoo.com/movies/godzilla-reborn-in-japan-toho-studios-will-make-104676698637.html
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Really? You think there are mystic elements in the movie where four gravel hexapods build a boat that saves humanity from flooding?

    (Forgive the sarcasm - I chose mock incredulity as a means of...
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    As my list currently stands, Noah is slightly above Interstellar because at least its idiotic qualities defy religious convention. Nolan literally (btw, the brilliant scientist characters in this...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    My beef (which wasn't properly explained) isn't with Nolan's perceived grasp of agriculture, but rather with his proclivity for using dialogue (which he is HORRIBLE at composing) as the primary - and...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I agree with Bobert that Interstellar is Nolan's worst film - it's also in the running for worst film I've seen this year, along with Noah and White Bird in a Blizzard. All I'll say for now is, it's...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Inherent Vice is great, veering between hilarious anarchy and haunting melancholy. Having not read this book (which I intend to rectify between now and the film's general release next month) but...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Fireworks is also outstanding.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Wow. Hope my day of work is still on one of those Knight of Cups reels. I fucking LOVE Fotokem.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I'm excited for your review. You would have to disown your entire persona (at least in the context of this thread) to give this one a thumbs-up.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    The only thing Birdman has in common with Huckabees is Naomi Watts. It is nowhere near as funny or inventive as thelastgreatrussellfilm.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I didn't really hate it either, although recent Inarritu interviews are lobbying hard to push me in that direction. I just thought it was a total miscalculation at almost every turn, aside from...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I sort of disagree. Gone Girl is several genres at once (though horror is certainly among them), and it shifts between them effortlessly. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it, and also at how...
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    It's vapid and completely insubstantial, in addition to providing a toxic, sub-Refn view of the world. It's the unholy spawn of Hostel and Cloud Atlas.

    Listen Up Philip, on the other hand, is...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    No. Martyrs is utter nonsense.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    As far as I'm concerned, anyone who didn't quit Kevin Smith forever after he filmed Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks fucking on a sack of coffee beans - and placed an unreleased Live song on the...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    FINALLY

    http://d1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net/79/1b/7cb657504dc08a0a3ce9276303b6/safe-criterion-cover.jpg
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    So how many times have you guys watched Leones so far - seven? Eight?
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Anyone looking to stream some recent foreign / independent films needs to get acquainted with Vyer Films immediately. It's a two-tiered service, in which you pay $14/month to watch the films offered...
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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2014

    The only reason I saw any of Slint (last 35 minutes) was that my place near the end of the line on Bill Robertson was about five feet from the VIP entrance, when the staff mercifully allowed GA...
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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2014

    I was going to say the same thing. And I'm guessing the staffing costs are why they kept the Arena seats off-line. Also:



    Isn't Sean Carlson the guy who posts under their Twitter/Facebook...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Sundance Sunset has a great (if small) rotating beer selection and a good kitchen, but they don't serve in the screening room. Also, tickets are $5 on Tuesdays, so it's time to make your maiden...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Absolutely. They're handomely produced entertainments, but I'll likely never watch either again for the rest of my days. And even if Braveheart were superior in every other way (which it's not), at...
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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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    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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    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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    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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