How is anyone excited for anything Snyder puts out at this point?
I loved Now You See Me as well. Although it definitely requires a major suspension belief. But it's worth it.
Certain songs they get so scratched into our souls
Dawn Of The Dead was pretty awesome, actually.
The problem with 300 was what was added to the source material...a bunch of dumbed-down political nonsense and totally flat, not-quite-there emotional connection with the wife character.
Snyder is frustrating because he's a very talented craftsman...he has an amazing eye and he obviously has great vision for what he's doing. He's ambitious and has a lot of heart put into his projects (unlike say, a Brett Ratner)...but I think he might be just kind of dumb.
I agree with Drinkey.
But if superman sucks, (Christopher Nolan is behind so it shouldn't), hopefully World War Z will be good.
Should you even read the two novels before going into the film, because I heard the movie was pretty damn different from its source material.
After borrowing it from a friend for a few months I finally got around to watching Drive. It was an enjoyable movie but nothing special. I would say the fist 3/4 of the movie was good, the ending of it was really bad.
Also I've saw Superman already and in my opinion it was really fucking good, but I tend to like superhero movies.
Major parking lot irie, then 'Forbidden Planet' at South Coast Regency tomorrow night for the first time. Yippers.
"When Adams and his crew are sent to investigate the silence from a planet inhabited by scientists, he finds all but two have died. Dr. Morbius and his daughter Altaira have somehow survived a hideous monster which roams the planet. Unknown to Adams, Morbius has made a discovery, and has no intention of sharing it (or his daughter!) with anyone."
This Is The End was a lot of fun. Played very well during a sold out show last night. Lots of laughs throughout. Maybe a bit smug and a few pacing issues but all around one of the funniest comedies I've seen in a while. Danny McBride is fantastic as usual.
Then I will hold you down and spit her percolations all over you until you're as greasy as the day she regrets pushing your big fat ass out her big fat cunt.
The ending lacked the punch in gut the graphic novel did as well. I felt sick reading the final section of book, but I could not disagree with what was being said. However in the film it was like "This is what I did and this is why I did it," and the viewers goes "Thats fucked up. But Ok. I follow. Go on..." and I feel the big "reveal" at the end is what really made me fall in love with the story. I didn't even have a problem with the Squid not being in the film (I understand it work incredibly well in the graphic novel, but it wouldn't have made sense to filmgoers who were not familiar with the source material). The ending was just a let down compared to how intense the ending of the novel was.
All in all, what Drinkey said. Snyder is just dumb and if Superman is as great as the trailers make it out to be, I have no doubt Nolan played a huge part in that.
going tonight alone if anyone wants to join and rub my leg and shit. Or just watch the movie with one seat of separation. 7:30pm in Santa Ana.
Edit: black jeep, parking lot for ganj and cigarettes, cmon.
The LA Conservancy screened My Fair Lady at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion tonight. I don't think I'd seen it since I was a kid. It was a treat seeing that beautiful film on such a large screen.
the movie house was pretty full of mostly elderly and the film got a solid, albeit not rousing applause afterward, but 'Forbidden Planet' was terrible. How is that a scifi classic with an eight rating on imdb? Oh man it was bad.
And hello to Rage too.
This past Sunday was a total movie day for me. Started the day watching "Hoop Dreams" and "30 for 30: June 17, 1994." Then we went to the Kubrick Exhibit at LACMA, which was AMAZING if you haven't already gone. To finish out the day, we watched "Lost Highway." Now THAT was a Sunday, if you ask me.
This is the end was pretty funny. Got dark and twisted at times, but overall a really fun joy ride with the class of apatow.
Man of Steel. The last Zod fight scene was a bit long, that's prob the worst thing I can say about the movie. Henry Cavill did a great job, can't wait to see what they follow it up with.
D.C. Cab is amazing. I've never seen a flick with so many quotable lines, but that haven't been run into the ground over the years. Thank god for the internet-free '80s. Fucking classic.
has anyone ever made it through the entirety of 'Lawrence of Arabia' in one sitting? Thinking about trying it tomorrow night, as it's playing on the big screen, but haven't much success with that particular movie in the past. Take some speed or something.
If you've been waiting as long as I have for a Superman movie where he actually shows off his superpowers and gets in extremely crazy battles, then Man Of Steel is pretty great. I have no problem separating this movie from the past movies because, well, that's kind of the whole point of a remake.
The fuck is with you and these old movie theaters?
I don't think it was as serious as it should have been. The rank escalating love affair, the whiskey bottle generation, etc. A bit corny overall. Liked the laser guns though.
And, yes, 2001...that's engaging Scifi. Thanks for the tip on Lawrence. Actually DVR'd it from HDNet, so may go that route up on the plasma with surround.
I disagree. Lawrence is one of the those movies that should ONLY be seen in the theater. Its scope is lost in almost all other settings. 70mm on the biggest screen you can get to. There will certainly be an intermission as well.
Eh. I mean there are some very pretty shots of the desert but, y'know, who gives a fuck.