Thinking about 'Life of Pi' in 3D this weekend after seeing Ang Lee's 'Brokeback Mountain' again recently. What a classic that is, although I don't think the Ledger/Jack Twist final meeting was all that realistic (why would he crush his soul and be so cold like that?). And you notice how it's never played on broadcast cable? It's not anywhere. Ashame. "King of the road".
Life of Pi is a nice movie well worth seeing in the theater in 3D.
I'm watching Flying Swords of Dragon Gate on Netflix streaming right now and loving it. Wish I had caught this in 3D. Way more entertaining than Thai Chi Zero.
Rust and Bone was really good. It kind of lost me a bit toward the middle, but the final act was fantastic and it definitely redeemed itself. Excellent, excellent soundtrack as well, bookended by Bon Iver.
I saw Django Unchained last night and it was incredible. Better then Inglorious Bastards, possibly his best.....and I have a hard time saying that because Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs are so incredible......definitely a must see.
Jealous of you guys seeing it early...Matt saw it the other night as well.
Make it your christmas gift and go see it the second it comes out!!! Or find someone who is part of a union and tag along with them to an early screening
I like where your head's at. My birthday's actually the day after Christmas, so I'm making it my birthday gift!
That's perfect! Definitely a good birthday gift!!!
Speaking of DGA screenings...
Avengers screening with Joss Whedon Q&A (and others to be confirmed). RSVP gets you a +1. People hold tickets in their cart but it'll let you get one if you refresh a bit (hopefully).
My sister and I are going through the Criterion samurai films. It's been a lot of fun so far (except for when we tried watching the Samurai Trilogy), and we've seen films ranging from an atmoshpheric ghost story to classic, straight-up adventure. One thing is constant, though: being a peasant sucks. Life consists of eating millet and then it's death by starvation, or death by bandits, or death by raiding samurai.
Where can I go to find out about LA screenings so I don't miss them? Is there a blog or RSS feed that posts them?
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10/16 - Neutral Milk Hotel - Blue Note
10/18 - Aracde Fire - 299 Meserole
10/19 - Arcade Fire - 299 Meserole
10/27 - City and Colour - Pageant
11/6 - Tycho - Plush
11/19 - The Lone Bellow - Vintage Vinyl
11/11 - Cut Copy - Pageant
11/13 - Washed Out - Firebird
Tonight I watched and enjoyed Shane Carruth's Primer quite a bit, although I feel it was a bit too convoluted for its own good.
Also while I would agree that there is more content available now and that the average is likely better than before I would also say there is still a lot of shit that isn't worth considering and there's probably just as much great stuff as ever.
A film like the Notebook keeps getting rewatches from people but surely no one learns anything new from it each time, they just enjoy it enough to keep going back.
The three 50's films about Mushashi Miyamoto, the legendary swordsman? They're rather generically called the Samurai Trilogy. Do you know it? Because gooooood lord I could not watch it. They're all based off a novel and the films seem to take scenes from it and present them with no connective tissue, edited together in a disorienting mash. The second film even has explanations of what's going on mixed into the subtitles. On top of that Mushashi is a crazy douchebag who's too good at kiling people. He basically kills people at random for getting in his way, without even using a steel blade. He fucking bludgeons people to death. Once I figured out the what the overall story was (crazy fucked up man learns to NOT KILL PEOPLE, becomes Zen master) I gave up watching it.
Samurai II was kind of worth watching for this shot though:
i've probably watched Primer 6 or 7 times... and not because it is some impenetrable mystery (i think two viewings are probably all you need to put the pieces together), but because it is just really damn fun and unlike anything else out there in terms of its dynamics and pacing. can't wait for his new one.
Yesterday I watched Killing Them Softly. It was OK, there are a handful of great scenes, but a few of the talky dialogue sequences got me bored. Also, I had a hard time keeping track of who was who. I loved the opening credits sequence. Maybe I need to watch it again.
We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.