This movie fucked me up though. Unbelievable.
This movie fucked me up though. Unbelievable.
Watch Baraka in the highest resolution possible on the biggest screen possible.
We'd had In Darkness PVRd for a while and finally watched it last night. It was very well done but some really disturbing content, and the closing commentary right before the credits rolled was very sad. Still really worth the watch however.
I totally loved Django Unchained. it's not something I would bother critically analyzing or even really attempt to take seriously though. it is a completely ridiculous, fetishistic, big-bugdet exploitation/B-movie. it had me laughing the whole time and the length didn't really bother me. i never felt bored at all.
Heather and I decided to really do a 180 and saw Lincoln the very next night, which we also both really loved.
Terantino should give it up.
I enjoyed it as I watched it, but every time I've thought, spoke or written about it afterward has made me hate it. Which is exactly what happened with Inception.
I don't care about y'all snobs who'll probably dislike it, Lincoln was fantastic. Daniel Day-Lewis does an incredible job of capturing the doubt, quiet intellectualism and populism of Lincoln during the toughest fight of his presidency. There aren't easy answers; when a former slave asks him what he thinks of black folk, his honest response boils down to, "I'll learn to live with you." House minority leader Wood is (in my mind correctly) portrayed as a loud-mouthed caricature, but it would have been nice to have some sort of cut-away scene like they gave for Thaddeus Stevens, who is similarly portrayed as a loud-mouth and iconoclast, to more fully understand his motivations. That is somewhat covered by other House Democrats whose reasons for opposing the 13th amendment are more fleshed out. Those are pretty much my quibbles though, as DDL has a masterful performance and the film seemed highly researched and fairly accurate in its depictions of the time.
Oh, except for the fact that Ulysses S. Grant is never drunk and much less ugly than he was in real life.
For as much information as Lincoln has to present to its audience, that film really moves, which i appreciated. From the get-go it has a very deliberate pace, and even though it's extremely talky I was quite captivated at just about everything that was happening. It is a wonderfully shot movie too.
Saw The Hobbit in HFR 3D yesterday. Loved both the visuals and the movie. I thought the acting was good, the action sequences well executed and the pacing of the story fine. If anything, maybe the "fight, flight, repeat" motif gets a bit old. But expanding the story out to fill up a trilogy did not bother me. I was disappointed when it ended because I was ready for more.
Steve Winwood| Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds| Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds| Echo and the Bunnymen| Echo and the Bunnymen| Paul McCartney| Foxygen| FYF Fest| NIN/Soundgarden| Elvis Costello| Swans| Buzzcocks| King Crimson| Elton John| Kasabian| Massive Attack| Massive Attack| Slowdive| Tame Impala| DFA 1979| Fleetwood Mac| A Winged Victory for the Sullen
It was a Zafo-typo joke.
Anyway, watched Mean Streets the other night for the first time. Classic Scorcese vibes, the music is absolutely incredible, and it features two of the best performances I've seen from DeNiro and Keitel. It's amazing watching these dudes go at it... True geniuses. And seeing them so young and passionate is a treat. Highly recommended. The plot is a bit wishy-washy but the style and vibes of this movie are out-of-control perfect.
Superman IV: Quest For Peace
most inspirational Superman movie
Christopher Reeves greatest role
"why are you so annoying" TheKlein25
It's not good when it's long.
It's not long when it's good.
What does it mean when he mostly makes movies that please himself? I honestely didn't understand either part of what you were agreeing with, Zafocaine.
Prior to seeing Lincoln I read a lot of hype about Daniel Day Lewis' performance and he lived up to it. Great movie and it was captivating from start to finish.
The Hobbit was was also very good. I enjoy the adventures and have loved each and every one of these movies and i'm looking forward to more. It's such a rich story that I would prefer it be drawn out rather than hurried through. The landscapes that are filmed continue to make me want to visit New Zealand.
All three of these movies (including Django here) were well worth the price of admission.
Jackie Brown has been my favorite of his films since the first time I saw it, after having seen Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. Pulp Fiction was his master work, in my opinion. It's all his. Jackie Brown owes a debt to Elmore Leonard that Pulp Fiction does not owe. Pulp Fiction marked the end of Tarantino as an artist, and the beginning of his life as a pop director. Everything since PF has been marred by sudden popularity without review. In other words.... his movies are just good based on being Tarantino films. Kill Bill was cool. Inglorious Bastards was cool. Everything he does is just cool. Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown? Those are films you can put in whenever, and people will be drawn in whether they've seen it a hundred times or once. I've liked all of his films for various reasons, but I have yet to see Django Unchained. I've heard from people who aren't really into movies that it's a good movie.... so I'm guessing it's another pop sensation just because. I hope I'm wrong.
Last edited by Zafocaine; 12-31-2012 at 01:00 PM. Reason: EA sports. Get into the game.
Remove your head.
From out your ass.
You do a terrible job of explaining your thoughts.
At the very least, Tarantino is giving people exactly what is being advertised. The trailers for his movies are not misleading whatsoever.