I feel the say about Wreck it Ralph, but know it is going to be horrendous. I had no intention of seeing Skyfall until I saw the preview for it, now am totally stoked, bro.
I had been waiting for literally a calendar year to see the latter after having missed it at AFI Fest last year...and man, after Reprise and now Oslo it's very apparent that Trier has something special with Anders Danielsen Lie. His way of acting fleshes incredibly well with the naturalistic style Trier shoots these films. Really, really good stuff.
PTA retrospective and 70mm screening of the master for members at the aero in Nov. PTA in person for Magnolia.
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Criterion 50% off sale at Barnes & Noble right now!
Talks of a Star Wars Episode 7 Not mentioned in this article, but a rumor
I can only see this as a good thing. Lucas is going to be hands-off now, only signed on as a "creative consultant". Give the series over to someone like Whedon, Nolan, Brad Bird. Just keep Zack Snyder far away.
V/H/S is a lot of fun if anyone is looking for a movie to watch today.
Also, while there's a shit ton to rag on Cloud Atlas about I quite enjoyed it.
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.
Cabin In The Woods was fucking funny
I'm actually surprised at how much I enjoyed Flight. It's far from a perfect film, but it contains a terrific airplane set piece and then follows with an engaging and affecting character study that I did not expect at all from the trailer. However, I would have a much higher opinion of it if there weren't such a misstep towards the end. Without giving too much away, I'll just say that the final actions of Denzel's character feel out of line with the compelling portrait of addiction he has built up to that point, serving up a moralistic ending that ultimately feels a bit hollow. This is still one of the richer films one would expect to see out of Hollywood these days though. Oh, and it's pretty much a given that Denzel will be a leading contender for Best Actor with this performance (unless, of course, Daniel Day-Lewis doesn't have plans to the contrary).
Carlos Reygadas' Post Tenebras Lux was remarkable, and has already grown in stature in my mind in the hours since it ended. The mixture of the abstract and nature that I love so much about Apichatpong Weerasethakul's films was very prevalent in this one, even moreso than Silent Light (which is still probably the better of the two). That isn't to say that I was able to even begin fully absorbing it...there's a ton going on, and I definitely need to see it a few more times.
Seeing this on the biggest screen possible is an absolute must...hopefully by some chance it gets picked up so everyone can see it in the way it was intended.
I'm sure it may get some hate on here, but I absolutely loved Silver Linings Playbook. Easily the best I've seen from Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper. The rest of the supporting cast is fantastic as well. Something about it draws a comparison to Crazy Stupid Love for me, mixed with a little Buffalo '66. Huckabees may still be my favorite from O'Russell, but this one showed me again why he is one of my favorite directors working today.
I saw 7 Psychopaths in an awesome theater in Brooklyn run by Austin-transplants and is a complete rip-off of Alamo, so there was a lot of drinking involved. it is much better than the horrible trailers imply, though that is made so very much by the remarkable cast. Ultimately I was left wondering what the point of it was supposed to be, as it seems to just cram every single idea somebody has ever had into one movie, but it's extremely entertaining.
12/4/14 - Angel Olsen @ El Rey // 12/10/14 - Tune-Yards/Cibo Matto @ Wiltern