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    Watched Louis Malles' semi-autobiographical Au Revoir Les Enfants yesterday. It's a beautiful, restrained film about the German occupation of France, through the eyes of young Jewish boy in hiding. It was a friend's old Criterion DVD; think it's still in print. Highly recommended. Oh, and, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work was a fun, unvarnished look at a couple of years in Rivers' life. She's still hungry after all these years it seems. Good stuff.

    Did anyone see Midnight's Children when it was briefly in theatres? Curious to see if that sprawling narrative could really make the transition to film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyles View Post
    Well, since I'm apparently taking a dump on everyone's favorite new Giant Robots Fightin' movie, anyone else got a movie they did not like (or even hate) that everyone seemed to love
    Gosford Park. I went with friends not knowing what it was about because people were raving, and it was one of the dullest movies I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    But why the fuck is that sushi roll place called a "ramen bar?"
    Because it was a ramen bar?

    The ramen bar near me often has sushi available as an appetizer. They're probably serving more sushi just because they work as a snack when one is not looking for a meal like a bowl of ramen.

    All the hanging wire mesh strainers would be used for ramen, not sushi. And pictures like this show large pots for the broth and/or noodles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    Gosford Park. I went with friends not knowing what it was about because people were raving, and it was one of the dullest movies I've seen.
    My parents and brother really disliked this too (although they're not really serious movie people), so I expected not to like it. And yes it's definitely very slow-paced and stuffy feeling, but man there's so much beneath the surface in this film. Try to rewatch it again if you ever get the chance.
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    There was a Gosford Park board game that came out when the film became kind of an art house hit, the objective was to prove that you're not the killer.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    Try to rewatch it again if you ever get the chance.
    It would take a lot of convincing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    It would take a lot of convincing.
    I didn't like it either - it put me off Altman at a very early stage in my filmgoing life. Then, of course, I have seen four or five of his films since, and a couple of them (Nashville and McCabe & Mrs. Miller) are stone-cold masterpieces, so I should probably try Gosford again at some point.
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    Gosford Park might be my favorite Altman film.

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    Of course it is
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    After hearing some pretty positive reviews from people I trust, I used a free movie ticket to go see The Conjuring tonight. It wasn't terrible, but it was merely more of the same as far as what filmmakers have been doing within the horror genre as of late. There were a lot of seemingly unintentional things going on in the film that were off-putting - parts of the film felt like farce when they weren't supposed to, and there were some downright cheesy moments that were trying to come across as sincere.

    I read something the other day that I completely agree with - that the scariest and best horror films build an atmosphere of terror, a mood that is really unnerving, and relies on that to provide the scare. As opposed to the trap of cheap, jumpy scares that every film like this (and including this one) seems to fall into these days.
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    Next, you're going to try to tell me the best comedies are those that rely on character and well thought out exaggerated situations instead of goofy voices and shit jokes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    Next, you're going to try to tell me the best comedies are those that rely on character and well thought out exaggerated situations instead of goofy voices and shit jokes.
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    Barney's movie had feeling, but Football in the Crotch had a football in the crotch.
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    I don't post on her much because I think Schoolofruckus is out of his mind, not in a bad way, just crazy.

    I went to a screening of "Mistaken for Strangers" at the Grammy Museum with a Q&A with Tom & Matt afterwards. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this film.

    I also saw Pacific Rim recently, what I remember most is that someone brought a baby to the midnight screening and it was screaming all night and some kid told me he felt there should have been more character development and less robot fighting. I thought that was an odd review for a film that features robot fighting but what do I know? Not a lot apparantly.

    I also saw the "Bling Ring", it was much more toned down than what I was expecting. Maybe I was expecting it to be more like Spring Breakers? I don't know. Did I enjoy it?? I don't really know, the movie didn't make me feel much of anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post

    I read something the other day that I completely agree with - that the scariest and best horror films build an atmosphere of terror, a mood that is really unnerving, and relies on that to provide the scare. As opposed to the trap of cheap, jumpy scares that every film like this (and including this one) seems to fall into these days.
    All of my friends are talking like its the second coming of the excorcist. A lot of people are saying they had to walk out after five minutes. Im sad to hear its not good.
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    The last good horror movie was The Ring and that was over 10 years ago.

    Has anybody seen The Last Will & Testament of Rosalind Leigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    The last good horror movie was The Ring and that was over 10 years ago.
    High five, gunz. That's the first thing that came to mind when I mentioned tension and atmosphere being scarier than jumpy moments. The Ring remains, to this day, the single most terrifying film I've ever seen. I saw it in the theater at 22 years of age, and slept with the lights on for two nights afterwards.
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    I've heard the The Orphanage (2007) is good too, but I haven't seen that one yet.

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    The Orphanage was pretty great. This also might not be a popular opinion, but I don't think The Others gets enough credit.
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    Apparently if a horror movies starts with The, it's gonna be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Down Rodeo View Post
    The Orphanage was pretty great. This also might not be a popular opinion, but I don't think The Others gets enough credit.
    The Others was really good. I liked that it was riveting and scary but had no gore. I love movies that mess with your head. Paranormal Activity was really good too.
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    The Descent is one of the best horror movies of the last 10 years. Expecially the first half of the film. Also liked Martyrs quite a bit.

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    Drag Me To Hell was pretty great in 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Down Rodeo View Post
    This also might not be a popular opinion, but I don't think The Others gets enough credit.
    I seem to recall liking The Others ok. Beats the hell out of Stoker as far as Kidman in that kind of film goes.
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    I saw God Only Forgives last night. I don't know why it's getting so much hate as I really enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    I seem to recall liking The Others ok. Beats the hell out of Stoker as far as Kidman in that kind of film goes.
    Kidman was definitely weak in Stoker, which I liked a lot overall. I don't think the two films are all that comparable though.

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    I should have phrased that differently - "as far as that kind of film with Kidman in it goes." I thought she was fine in the film, and it had its moments (the hair brushing fading into the field), I just didn't like it overall.

    The films' comparisons end at Kidman being in a horror or quasi-horror film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    High five, gunz. That's the first thing that came to mind when I mentioned tension and atmosphere being scarier than jumpy moments. The Ring remains, to this day, the single most terrifying film I've ever seen. I saw it in the theater at 22 years of age, and slept with the lights on for two nights afterwards.
    Blair Witch Project did that to me. Was alone in my house after getting back from the theater, every little bump or scratch had me wide awake, lights on.

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    I watched the Evil Dead "remake" on Friday. I definitely haven't seen a mainstream horror movie with that much total brutal gore in a while. This thing is much worse in the category of torture porn than the Saw or Hostel movies, and it's strange to me that i haven't really heard anyone complaining about it. I guess if people aren't strapped into a chair and the violence isn't being committed by a weird fetishist than it's okay? I actually had to close my eyes and wince a few times, the close ups of limbs being sawed through linger a lot longer than necessary, this shit is just pure gross-out gore.

    It's also a bit of a stretch to even call this a remake - it's very loosely takes the idea of the evil being released from the text of the book and then taking over people's bodies from the original and that's about it. The characters and situation are totally different, and totally wooden and boring. It's really only entertaining if you are into an insane amount of violence and gore - which I am sometimes, but there really needs to be a humor behind that kind of movie to work (which is why Eli Roth's Hostel movies are so entertaining - they're really funny and really weird), and this one plays it pretty fucking straight, so in the end it's kind of punishing to watch.
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