PDA

View Full Version : Schoolio's Movie Corner



Pages : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 [56] 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125

AlecEiffel
07-16-2009, 02:01 PM
Also, Fantastic Mr. Fox looks terrifying.

RotationSlimWang
07-16-2009, 02:03 PM
Yeah, I have no idea why the filmmakers wouldn't want to make a more adult Harry Potter series of films. Except that they're fucking childrens' books. Or that the vast majority of the intended audience are children. Or that pretty much any adult who's a fan of the books probably has kids and therefore would be going to see the movie anyway.

Or maybe it's because the entire thing is crap with a bunch of made-up names for magical retarded shit.

MissingPerson
07-16-2009, 02:18 PM
Mr. Fox is way cuter than he is in the illustrations.

This is a good thing, by the way, because I am a blasphemous traitor and always found Quentin Blake's illustrations a bit cold and harsh to my young little eyes, in a way the stories weren't.

Unlike WTWTA, I did actually read all Roald Dahl's stuff as a young'un.

AlecEiffel
07-16-2009, 02:19 PM
They started as childrens books and became YA novels as it's initial audience got older. The last couple books are by no means the kind of stuff you'd want a little kid reading.

RotationSlimWang
07-16-2009, 02:25 PM
Yeah I'm sure they're fucking terrifying. You people are tight-assed dorks. A lot of seminal children's literature is truly ghastly. Kids, much like adults, are entertained by such things. What exactly in those books would be so bad for a little kid to read, praytell? Is there a lot of drugs and anal?

No. There's beasts and monsters and evil magic powers and people die.

humanoid
07-16-2009, 02:30 PM
No. There's beasts and monsters and evil magic powers and people die.

and just a little bit of anal

RotationSlimWang
07-16-2009, 02:37 PM
Seriously--explain to me what the fuck about those books is possible scarier for a child to read than Jabberwocky or LOTR.

higgybaby23
07-16-2009, 02:41 PM
I wouldn't say the latter HP books are inappropriate for children, just that the subject matter would be somewhat confusing for the toddler set. Those subjects are specifically the burgeoning sexuality of the main characters, coming to terms with mortality and the pressures of being moral in an immoral world. Yes, the plot is generally for kids. But, the overarching themes and subject matter are heavy for anyone.

On the topic of censorship and children, I don't really believe in it. I was exposed to ultra-violence and hard core porn at around age 6. My world view may be warped, but at least it prepared me for the horrors of real life.

HowToDisappear
07-16-2009, 02:43 PM
A few creative deaths/punishments of characters in Grimm's Fairy Tales that I can remember from my childhood:

1)eyes put out with red hot pokers

2)drawn and quartered

3)placed naked in a nail-studded barrel and then dragged through the streets by a team of white horses

MissingPerson
07-16-2009, 02:43 PM
I could have lived with not seeing that bit where the guy melts in Robocop as a kid, but otherwise I agree.

MissingPerson
07-16-2009, 02:44 PM
Yeah, the Grimms were a torture goldmine.

My personal favourite was the ugly sisters having to dance themselves to death in red hot iron boots.

The Pied Piper was my favourite story overall though, for general weird creepiness.

PotVsKtl
07-16-2009, 02:55 PM
They're children's books. They're children's movies. The idea that it matters whether or not the children that watch them know what the fuck is going on is pretty ridiculous.

AlecEiffel
07-16-2009, 02:57 PM
It's tone, not content. There is a difference in the way things are written. The typical Grimm story may have horrific elements but it's written (or at least translated) very matter of factly and generally happens to an undeveloped character you were introduced to a few paragraphs earlier, where in Harry Potter characters you've been made to love after 6 or 7 books and thousands of pages are abruptly and sometimes very shockingly killed and your left to read about the other characters you've grown to love mourn them. Also, if you haven't noticed kids are being raised to be pussies now, so I bet a lot of kids aren't exposed to uncensored Grimm, Andersen or various mythologies. Just look at the difference between children's movies in the 80s and children's movies now.

RotationSlimWang
07-16-2009, 04:18 PM
So you don't think children should read anything in which anything dies? Are you a fucking idiot?

Bambi's mother dying is a more emotionally fucked up thing for a kid to watch than anything in the goddamn Harry Potter series. You're thinking of children like they shouldn't try to comprehend the human condition.

atom heart
07-16-2009, 04:51 PM
I could have lived with not seeing that bit where the guy melts in Robocop as a kid, but otherwise I agree.

QFT

MissingPerson
07-16-2009, 04:54 PM
"MEEEEEEEEEEEEELP MUUUUUHH!"

atom heart
07-16-2009, 04:54 PM
Children's movies in the 80s seemed to be more about grotesquerie than the truly frightening. Granted, I watched stuff like Dark Crystal when I was a lot older, so I don't know what effect it would have. Personally, I think I would have loved the world and the creatures.

RotationSlimWang
07-16-2009, 04:57 PM
I just don't understand what kind of pussy-ass ****** little kids anyone thinks they'd be raising by not letting a child read these books. Granted, reading them would also make a pussy-ass ****** out of the kid, but probably less so than withholding from them any entertainment in which--oh NO--sad things happen. They'd just be a pussy-ass little ****** kid in a cape, which they usually eventually grow out of.

MissingPerson
07-16-2009, 04:59 PM
That kind of attitude would have deprived the world of Superman.

RotationSlimWang
07-16-2009, 05:00 PM
Superman's probably the worst superhero there is, from a story perspective.

MissingPerson
07-16-2009, 05:02 PM
I've seen Kill Bill 2 several times, I don't want to have this conversation.

RotationSlimWang
07-16-2009, 05:03 PM
Ha. Has nothing to do with that, although it was a well delivered monologue, but a shitty premise. Tarantino can go fuck himself with that noise.

benhur
07-16-2009, 10:59 PM
nightmare before christmas was the freakiest shit as a kid

tessalasset
07-17-2009, 12:26 AM
i saw 500 days of summer tonight (thanks gabe). it was fantastic. i recommend it highly. and i have a thing for jgl all over again. what a stud.

PotVsKtl
07-17-2009, 12:28 AM
Jorge Gruben Lieberheim?

tessalasset
07-17-2009, 12:35 AM
such a hottie

JewFace
07-17-2009, 09:27 AM
500 Days of Summer. The first "romantic" film I've wanted to seen in ages. It looks, dare I say it, charming. Tess, any further details on what made the film so appealing to you?

chairmenmeow47
07-17-2009, 09:36 AM
A few creative deaths/punishments of characters in Grimm's Fairy Tales that I can remember from my childhood:

1)eyes put out with red hot pokers

2)drawn and quartered

3)placed naked in a nail-studded barrel and then dragged through the streets by a team of white horses

4) the farmer who cut off his daughter's hand to give to the devil for better crops or something.

i used to read these before bed as a kid. holy shit who let me do that.

also put me in the non-censored crowd. my dad still feels guilty for taking me to see jfk, though surprisingly my parents never seem to feel guilty for taking me to disclosure, fuck was that uncomfortable. or T2, i remember that intro shot of the terminator in the flames had me literally running out of the theatre crying. they only seemed to ever have a problem with dazed & confused, due to the drugs.

and fuck the birdcage haters. i cannot wear shoes, because they cause me to fall down.

wmgaretjax
07-17-2009, 09:41 AM
i love levitt... but 500 Days of Summer was the worst independent romantic film i've seen since Garden State. same kind of fucking obnoxious, ridiculously self-conscious, hip bullshit.

amyzzz
07-17-2009, 09:43 AM
In some versions of Cinderella, one of the step sisters cut off part of her foot to fit into the glass slipper, and the servant was fooled until he saw the blood pouring out of the shoe while they were galloping on horseback to the castle. Oogy.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-17-2009, 09:43 AM
Agador is one of the greatest film characters of all time
http://www.firebyrd.com/krpg/images/agador.jpg

chairmenmeow47
07-17-2009, 09:46 AM
he's great in both versions. i really need to watch la cage again.

HowToDisappear
07-17-2009, 09:56 AM
In some versions of Cinderella, one of the step sisters cut off part of her foot to fit into the glass slipper, and the servant was fooled until he saw the blood pouring out of the shoe while they were galloping on horseback to the castle. Oogy.

I loved myths, legends, folklore and fairy tales of all nations when I was a kid.

I only found out recently that I had read the more sanitized version of one of my favorites, the Irish legend of Deirdre of the Sorrows. In the grittier version, she doesn't drop dead of grief after she sees her lover Naoise and his brothers beheaded. Instead she is taken as a sex slave by the very pissed off, spurned king, and passed around to all his generals for several years after. She commits suicide by throwing herself out of a speeding chariot in desperation.

Okay, back to movies.

schoolofruckus
07-17-2009, 10:05 AM
i love levitt... but 500 Days of Summer was the worst independent romantic film i've seen since Garden State. same kind of fucking obnoxious, ridiculously self-conscious, hip bullshit.

Worse than Juno? Or are you not counting that as romantic?

wmgaretjax
07-17-2009, 10:06 AM
Worse than Juno? Or are you not counting that as romantic?

I wasn't counting that as romantic. not quite as bad... but in the same league.

rage patton
07-17-2009, 10:20 AM
Funny thing about when I saw Harry Potter... there were almost no kids in the theatre. I would say, no exaggeration, that 80% of the theatre was females between the age of 16-19. I would also say almost half of those girls were dressed up too.

amyzzz
07-17-2009, 10:28 AM
Oh dang. I forgot about the dressing-up aspect. I hope Barbara dresses up!

JewFace
07-17-2009, 10:30 AM
I didn't realize it was possible to make an independent romantic film worse than Garden State. The leads must be more appealing, though, yes? I mean, I can't think of a less appealing leading man for a romance than Zach Braff (Joseph Goebbels?)

wmgaretjax
07-17-2009, 10:48 AM
I didn't realize it was possible to make an independent romantic film worse than Garden State. The leads must be more appealing, though, yes? I mean, I can't think of a less appealing leading man for a romance than Zach Braff (Joseph Goebbels?)

The acting is better, and the characters are less obnoxious. But the same root problems plague this film as that one.

humanoid
07-17-2009, 11:04 AM
I didn't realize it was possible to make an independent romantic film worse than Garden State. The leads must be more appealing, though, yes? I mean, I can't think of a less appealing leading man for a romance than Zach Braff (Joseph Goebbels?)

replacing Zach Braff in any of his roles so far with Joseph Goebbels, is a fascinating scenario indeed

amyzzz
07-17-2009, 11:04 AM
Maybe you should give up on the genre altogether. Are there any independent romantic films you like?

schoolofruckus
07-17-2009, 11:13 AM
I liked:

Before Sunrise and Before Sunset
Once
Quiet City


Lars and the Real Girl wasn't great, but I enjoyed it. At least the main character's journey of self-exploration wasn't nearly as on-the-nose as in Garden State.

wmgaretjax
07-17-2009, 11:20 AM
Before Sunrise and Before Sunset
Quiet City

I liked those. Others I've enjoyed off the top of my head:

Wild at Heart
Chasing Amy
Me, You and Everyone We Know
Yes
Happy Go-Lucky
Cowards Bend the Knee (ha)

schoolofruckus
07-17-2009, 11:31 AM
And I like the first three on your list. In fact, more than any of the ones I named.

M Sparks
07-17-2009, 11:33 AM
Maybe you should give up on the genre altogether. Are there any independent romantic films you like?

Fear, Anxiety, & Depression is the best/worst "indie romance" film ever. Why is this so impossible to find now? Did Solondz burn the master or something?

MissingPerson
07-17-2009, 11:37 AM
I only found out recently that I had read the more sanitized version of one of my favorites, the Irish legend of Deirdre of the Sorrows. In the grittier version, she doesn't drop dead of grief after she sees her lover Naoise and his brothers beheaded. Instead she is taken as a sex slave by the very pissed off, spurned king, and passed around to all his generals for several years after. She commits suicide by throwing herself out of a speeding chariot in desperation.


This last few pages, I've been thinking about Deirdre of the Sorrows, yeah.

And that's it, by the way, that's the end of the story. There's no happy ending or moral or anything. Deirdre falls in love with Naoise, his brothers get roped into the whole mess, everybody dies unhappily.

Supposedly, during it's multi-ethnic movie heyday, Disney had people trawling through Irish mythology for some nice public-domain inspiration. They gave up when they couldn't find a happy ending.

schoolofruckus
07-17-2009, 11:51 AM
No, THIS (http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/b080b3abab/my-mother-s-red-hat-w-alicia-silverstone-alanis-morissette) is the best/worst indie romantic comedy ever.

Courtney
07-17-2009, 01:32 PM
I'd go see it.

TomAz
07-17-2009, 01:51 PM
That looks dreadful. That's like a 3 inch cake covered in 6 inches of frosting.

TomAz
07-17-2009, 02:19 PM
I don't understand how people that have not read the books would understand what's going on in the Order of the Phoenix or Half Blood Prince movies. They are decent as companion pieces to the novels but terrible films. Sure, things look nice and there are good performances and funny parts, but anything that's intended to cause an emotional reaction falls completely flat. This director has an incredible ability to make a major characters death seem like no big deal at all.

I disagree with all of this except the last sentence. I also found the death of the 'major character' to be anticlimactic.

But I did enjoy the movie. The guy that plays Malfoy - Tom Felton - did a really great job.

real talk
07-17-2009, 02:29 PM
No, THIS (http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/b080b3abab/my-mother-s-red-hat-w-alicia-silverstone-alanis-morissette) is the best/worst indie romantic comedy ever.

"The premiere of an instrumental drum track...performed by a kitten."

hahahaheeeeeeeeeeeee

tessalasset
07-17-2009, 03:08 PM
No, THIS (http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/b080b3abab/my-mother-s-red-hat-w-alicia-silverstone-alanis-morissette) is the best/worst indie romantic comedy ever.

i laughed out loud.

funny this came up... there was a Q&A with the screenwriter after 500 Days and he said he basically got into screenwriting because he wanted to be a music supervisor. that's his first real love.

tessalasset
07-17-2009, 03:08 PM
I disagree with all of this except the last sentence. I also found the death of the 'major character' to be anticlimactic.

But I did enjoy the movie. The guy that plays Malfoy - Tom Felton - did a really great job.

am i the only one who thinks tom felton is actually getting kinda hot?

crazzz2007
07-17-2009, 03:10 PM
am i the only one who thinks tom felton is actually getting kinda hot?

aren't you supposed to be gay?

Courtney
07-17-2009, 03:22 PM
Tom Felton looks like he should join a boy band.

Emma Watson (Hermione) is by far the hottest Harry Potter actor. She is adorable.

MissingPerson
07-17-2009, 03:23 PM
Okay, well now I don't know where anybody stands.

miscorrections
07-17-2009, 03:27 PM
Emma Watson is cute but FOR GOD'S SAKE (AND MINE) STOP ACTING WITH YOUR EYEBROWS. Her eyebrows do astonishing gymnastics because apparently that's the only way she knows how to emote. Fuck.

miscorrections
07-17-2009, 03:29 PM
Tom Felton looks old and Daniel Radcliffe isn't that great on the eyes. Rupert Grint needs a haircut. The guy who played Oliver Wood was pretty cute.

schoolofruckus
07-17-2009, 03:29 PM
Tessa's hella gay, quit playing.

amyzzz
07-17-2009, 03:31 PM
I haven't seen the new one yet, but in the PAST, Emma Watson was always the best of the kid actors IMO.

miscorrections
07-17-2009, 03:32 PM
Emma "Eyebrows" Watson.

MissingPerson
07-17-2009, 03:33 PM
I think I kinda fancy Rupert Grint. When and how this happened, I'm unsure. Possibly around the time he got Swine Flu?

Either way, I'm uncomfortable with it, because in my mind he's still about twelve.

amyzzz
07-17-2009, 03:38 PM
Dunno.... He's a redhead. :cat

MissingPerson
07-17-2009, 03:46 PM
The novelty is somewhat diminished roundabout these parts.

Also:
http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/6443/1227635635559wl2.jpg

amyzzz
07-17-2009, 03:52 PM
Redheads are about 1 per...every 200 people here I think.

MissingPerson
07-17-2009, 03:58 PM
Redhead appreciation thread.

They'll be extinct soon you know. I mean, they're less rare here than most places, but still. My granny's generation were all redheads. The only redhead in my generation of the family is a lesbian. Breed up, gingers, protect your instantly sunburned heritage.

JewFace
07-17-2009, 04:27 PM
Tsk, tsk. Derailing another thread, are we, MP? ;)

I heard an interesting story on NPR during my lunch hour today. John Horn of the LA Times was interviewed about the state of the summer movie business. He says people are still going to the movies, but they're being more selective in their choices and counting on their friends' opinions more than critical acclaim of clever marketing. Apparently bad word of mouth surrounding Bruno spread so fast, that it's box office proceeds dove 40% from it's Friday opening to it's first Saturday and he believes this is a trend we will continue to see.

Some interesting excerpts below...


"Even if they had a turkey, [studios] would know that they could maybe get two weeks of business before the stink really caught up to the film," he says. "Now they have 12 hours."

Sacha Baron Cohen's newest film Bruno is one such example. The film was marketed well, and audiences who were familiar with Cohen's previous film, Borat, gave Bruno big opening-night ticket sales. By Saturday, however, Bruno's box office numbers had fallen by 40 percent — an unheard of number, according to Horn.

"So what that says is that people came out of that movie and told their friends not to go see it," says Horn. "When movies are not recommended by their friends, they fall faster then they've ever fallen."

Horn says this phenomenon puts pressure on studios to make better movies, especially when ticket sales can go south within a matter of hours:

"People will come out of the theater so quickly, and share their opinion so fast, and that word will spread so virally, that if a movie is bad, the audience will know it by Friday night and the movie will be dead by Saturday."


Listen to the complete story here (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106742097).

MissingPerson
07-17-2009, 04:28 PM
Tsk, tsk. Derailing another thread, are we, MP? ;)


Uh, whoops.

My bad folks, sorry.

atom heart
07-17-2009, 06:45 PM
Tom Felton was pretty good. It's come to the point in these movies where the villains are way more interesting than anyone else. I mean, that's usually the case but I didn't feel this way about any of the Potter films until now. Maybe it's because Sirius (Gary Oldman) got killed.

Also, I can't stand funerals in films, so I thought the end was good.

Hopefully going to see Moon tomorrow. That'll bring my summer movie watching to two blockbuster types and two indie types.

tessalasset
07-17-2009, 11:30 PM
Horn says this phenomenon puts pressure on studios to make better movies

oh no! anything but that!

tessalasset
07-17-2009, 11:32 PM
aren't you supposed to be gay?
that was a rumor started by rue. i am of the heterosexual persuasion.


also, MP - i am a total irish redhead and the rest of my family is blonde and tan. they think i got it from a great great aunt somewhere in the line. i will burn in about 10 minutes, but most of the time it just fades into a tan instead of peeling away.

thestripe
07-17-2009, 11:38 PM
:dumbo

Courtney
07-17-2009, 11:50 PM
also, MP - i am a total irish redhead and the rest of my family is blonde and tan. they think i got it from a great great aunt somewhere in the line. i will burn in about 10 minutes, but most of the time it just fades into a tan instead of peeling away.

I'm not sure if that counts as a real irish redhead if your skin actually tans instead of just peeling.

Personally, I'm currently a redhead of the bottle variety, but might as well be the real deal given how easily I burn. It's the Irish genes no doubt.

tessalasset
07-18-2009, 12:34 AM
that's just because i'm very good about it. i carry suntan lotion with me everywhere. if i spend a couple hours out in straight sunlight, i will burn so badly that it peels. but i take care to either lather up or get in some shade if i feel my skin heating up, so it never gets that bad and just fades.

this is also why sasquatch was pretty horrible for me. there was almost no shade anywhere if you wanted to watch a set. the main stage was killer.

Young blood
07-18-2009, 12:39 AM
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa198/Scissorhands_8/dog-bounty-hunter.jpg

TomAz
07-18-2009, 05:41 AM
Emma Watson (Hermione) is by far the hottest Harry Potter actor. She is adorable.

I first misread this as 'best actor' and I had started to line up all the reasons why this was not so but then I saw it said 'hottest' and I couldn't disagree.

Ardentbiscuit
07-18-2009, 11:23 AM
Click the link, just do it!

I just want add, I love this clip. It sums up indie road trip movies in a nutshell.

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/b080b3abab/my-mother-s-red-hat-w-alicia-silverstone-alanis-morissette

schoolofruckus
07-18-2009, 01:18 PM
No, THIS (http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/b080b3abab/my-mother-s-red-hat-w-alicia-silverstone-alanis-morissette) is the best/worst indie romantic comedy ever.

Almost exactly 24 hours ago.

Ardentbiscuit
07-18-2009, 01:38 PM
Almost exactly 24 hours ago.

Oh well it happens.

I blame you because you didn't put enough key words in the body of the message for me to find it in a search! :)

Courtney
07-18-2009, 02:04 PM
I first misread this as 'best actor' and I had started to line up all the reasons why this was not so but then I saw it said 'hottest' and I couldn't disagree.

Tom and I have the same taste in child actors. High five.

MissingPerson
07-18-2009, 02:05 PM
Oh, we'll have to testify about this one alright. Sooner or later.

M Sparks
07-18-2009, 03:09 PM
No, THIS (http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/b080b3abab/my-mother-s-red-hat-w-alicia-silverstone-alanis-morissette) is the best/worst indie romantic comedy ever.

What does "Unfortgettable" mean?

Petrichor
07-18-2009, 04:15 PM
Saw Olivier Assayas' Summer Hours at the IFC Center earlier today. Beautiful film. See it if it opens near you.

w3sXf4aEygs

RotationSlimWang
07-18-2009, 04:24 PM
What does "Unfortgettable" mean?

Means you can't fort that shit, motherfucker.

MissingPerson
07-18-2009, 04:30 PM
Means you can't fort that shit, motherfucker.

Sweet.

TomAz
07-18-2009, 07:58 PM
Tom and I have the same taste in child actors. High five.


Oh, we'll have to testify about this one alright. Sooner or later.

She's 19.

Hannahrain
07-18-2009, 07:58 PM
I'm watching Waco: The Rules of Engagement and it's inexplicably dry. I'm amazed that someone was able take something so revoltingly fascinating and portray it in a way that makes it seem so boring. It's like the entire siege is a conference call about overdraft protection.

I fold. Maybe another time. If I wanted to lose retention of this much information about Waco, I'd buy a book and then leave it on the bus.

schoolofruckus
07-19-2009, 10:14 AM
Jen and I watched Close Encounters of the Third Kind last night. It was one of the better Spielberg movies I've seen, but I still felt it was lacking. I loved the story and it was brilliantly executed on a visual level. But on a character level, there was next to nothing to enjoy. Dreyfuss' character was as thinly-developed as your average Roland Emmerich protagonist, and the young mother whose child is abducted by the visitors shows a regard for getting him back that can most kindly be described as schizophrenic. The movie was about as thrilling as a film with zero human appeal can possibly be, with the last half being particularly strong. But ultimately, I'll probably remember it as one of the earliest examples of Spielberg's chronic inability to portray human beings as anything more than props in a spectacular set piece.

MissingPerson
07-19-2009, 10:23 AM
I'm watching Waco: The Rules of Engagement and it's inexplicably dry. I'm amazed that someone was able take something so revoltingly fascinating and portray it in a way that makes it seem so boring. It's like the entire siege is a conference call about overdraft protection.

I fold. Maybe another time. If I wanted to lose retention of this much information about Waco, I'd buy a book and then leave it on the bus.

This is the best review written by anyone about anything.

M Sparks
07-19-2009, 01:52 PM
Dreyfuss' character was as thinly-developed as your average Roland Emmerich protagonist...I'll probably remember it as one of the earliest examples of Spielberg's chronic inability to portray human beings as anything more than props in a spectacular set piece.

I remember reading or hearing about Spielberg saying that he wouldn't be able to write the same ending today...where Dreyfuss essentially abandons his family. I thought "Oh, did he? Hmmm...never thought about that." Like, the issue wasn't really addressed at all...he's got a wife and kids for a while, and then he goes to do something else. I mean, maybe that was the point, that he was so single minded that he totally forgot his family, but I think it was just poor writing.

M Sparks
07-19-2009, 01:54 PM
I'm watching Waco: The Rules of Engagement and it's inexplicably dry. I'm amazed that someone was able take something so revoltingly fascinating and portray it in a way that makes it seem so boring.

To be fair, even Bill Hicks was incapable of doing much but make fun of the name of the church.

Qw1oZ9oSroo

humanoid
07-19-2009, 02:18 PM
To be fair, even Bill Hicks was incapable of doing much but make fun of the name of the church.

Qw1oZ9oSroo

that was completely devoid of anything remotely interesting or funny

M Sparks
07-19-2009, 05:49 PM
that was completely devoid of anything remotely interesting or funny

Yeah, and he didn't even stick it out to the end. Later on when he actually did a funny routine on the subject, he claims he was out of the country when the assault happened. Very disappointing.

schoolofruckus
07-19-2009, 09:41 PM
I remember reading or hearing about Spielberg saying that he wouldn't be able to write the same ending today...where Dreyfuss essentially abandons his family. I thought "Oh, did he? Hmmm...never thought about that." Like, the issue wasn't really addressed at all...he's got a wife and kids for a while, and then he goes to do something else. I mean, maybe that was the point, that he was so single minded that he totally forgot his family, but I think it was just poor writing.

I agree entirely. You could get away with making a man's abandonment of his entire life (family included) work as a manifestation of obsession. But you have to create at least semi-believable characters first or it has no impact.


On another note - in anticipation of Lorna's Silence coming out in a couple weeks, I watched La Promesse tonight. I fucking loved it. It's about a young boy (Jeremie Renier, the lead actor from L'Enfant) who helps his father (Olivier Gourmet, the lead actor from Le Fils) run a halfway house for migrant workers. If you've ever seen another Dardenne brothers movie, you know what you're in for - minimalist, ultra-realistic character study of the Belgian lower-class. Brilliant acting and terrific storytelling; these guys are as good as it gets in terms of mining a deceptively simple narrative for complex emotions.

chairmenmeow47
07-20-2009, 08:43 AM
i heard that article too, jewface. totally agree. i used to be satisfied with a "meh" action flick, but with all the CGI, i can't even get into that anymore.

saw harry potter, wish i hadn't known the only interest part of the movie before going in; that was probably my least favourite of the movies, though i don't read the books. the love story shit was so completely unneccessary. i obviously haven't been paying attention because i thought the recently legal chick & the red head kid were already "snogging". i do like that creepy little blonde chick, i hope she is in the next one. the young voldermort (sp?) was good too. i just hope i am still interested when the next one comes out, i'm starting to not give a shit.

real talk
07-20-2009, 09:11 AM
Best Harry Potter movie ever.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-20-2009, 09:14 AM
i watched SWING KIDS last night and it was pretty good.

it's weird to watch a period piece that aims to get everything as accurate as possible except have it take place in Germany and have all American actors speaking not only English but having no accents (with some exceptions where really evil Nazi characters or some older -not all- characters have really thick German accents, which confuses things even more).

Once I was able to get past that i really liked it. Lots of great swing dancing, interesting look at the Hitler Youth program, and interesting look at the struggles that normal German people who did not share the beliefs of the Nazis had to deal with during that time

PotVsKtl
07-20-2009, 01:28 PM
w5YXZ9RtOms

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-20-2009, 01:34 PM
what the fuck was that?

sbessiso
07-20-2009, 02:27 PM
MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIE EVER!!!

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs185.snc1/6180_106778130747_525175747_2298000_3939147_n.jpg

schoolofruckus
07-20-2009, 02:37 PM
I wish I had reason to believe you're being ironic.

MissingPerson
07-20-2009, 02:40 PM
I really don't understand why they made that game of all games into a movie.

Plus, he had the blue and white getup for Sands of Time, dammit. That's the Prince from Warrior Within.

In all cases, notably unPersian.

chairmenmeow47
07-20-2009, 02:42 PM
i'd rather see a load runner movie myself.

bobert
07-20-2009, 03:12 PM
MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIE EVER!!!

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs185.snc1/6180_106778130747_525175747_2298000_3939147_n.jpg

I'm amazed Bruckheimer didn't insist on having him in loincloth and nothing else.

schoolofruckus
07-20-2009, 03:15 PM
Too gay for Bruckheimer. If it were a Joel Silver picture, that's exactly what it would have been.

MissingPerson
07-20-2009, 03:22 PM
Poster reminds me of Pirates of the Caribbean or something.

schoolofruckus
07-20-2009, 03:39 PM
Bruckheimer proves he's not just accidentally bad, he legitimately has no creative vision.

UUnoO17ZJgM


"Great adventure." "Wonderful action."

Ha ha.

PotVsKtl
07-20-2009, 03:51 PM
Poster reminds me of Pirates of the Caribbean or something.

http://filmdrunk.lg1x8.simplecdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/gijoe2.jpg
http://filmdrunk.lg1x8.simplecdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/thespiritbanner.jpg
http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/ul/2247-REdsonjaMAIN.jpg
http://chrislejarzar.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/503494sin-city-posters.jpg

atom heart
07-20-2009, 04:22 PM
i'd rather see a load runner movie myself.

YES!

And on the anniversary of the landing... Moon!

PotVsKtl
07-20-2009, 04:27 PM
http://www.c64-wiki.com/images/f/fe/Lode_runner.jpg

M Sparks
07-20-2009, 04:42 PM
i'd rather see a load runner movie myself.

Lode Runner was the shit...put it on a double feature with Jumpman. (The most descriptive game name ever.)

M Sparks
07-20-2009, 04:43 PM
MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIE EVER!!!


Define "Anticipated".

While you're at it, define "Movie".

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-20-2009, 05:20 PM
http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/ul/2247-REdsonjaMAIN.jpg


who the fuck cares enough about Red Sonja to actually pay to go see a movie nowadays?

humanoid
07-20-2009, 05:31 PM
I cared about Red Sonja in 1985, but that was because of Arnold

wmgaretjax
07-20-2009, 05:41 PM
w5YXZ9RtOms

I saw this earlier today. Pretty fantastic.

bmack86
07-20-2009, 06:00 PM
Troma does it again!

sbessiso
07-20-2009, 08:30 PM
Define "Anticipated".

While you're at it, define "Movie".

Just look at the poster again

M Sparks
07-20-2009, 10:00 PM
Just look at the poster again

I got nothin'

I think I had this for Sega Game Gear.

Sega
Game
Gear.

EDIT...no, my WIFE had it for Sega Game Gear. I sold it at a garage sale last year for a buck. By the way, that's how you know you've met your soul mate, when she owns the same lame failed game system as you. She didn't have an Atari Jaguar though.

M Sparks
07-20-2009, 10:12 PM
w5YXZ9RtOms

Uhh...what about Kingdom Of The Crystal Skulls...

Boourns
07-20-2009, 10:22 PM
Just wait for the movie adaptation of Custer's Revenge.

M Sparks
07-20-2009, 10:49 PM
Just wait for the movie adaptation of Custer's Revenge.

I heard Joel Schumacher is doing "Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em"

dorkfish
07-20-2009, 11:45 PM
I got nothin'

I think I had this for Sega Game Gear.

Sega
Game
Gear.

Sega Game Gear wasn't lame.

MissingPerson
07-21-2009, 06:03 AM
It did consume batteries at an ecologically terrifying rate though.

Chakan: The Forever Man FTW!

sonofhal
07-21-2009, 06:52 AM
The Atari Lynx had to be the most hardcore battery eater i've ever come across.

Hannahrain
07-21-2009, 04:10 PM
I just wrote a longer review for this, and then I suffered a connectivity issue while previewing it and lost everything. So, this will be short. And irked.


Earlier this afternoon, I watched For All Mankind. I thought it was put together in a way that was nice and unstructured without feeling haphazard or clumsy. I also quite liked the absence of a singular narrator in favor of sound taken from old interviews. It was nice to see the footage speak for itself instead of having someone lay it all out on a table like a timeshare presentation. The only thing that put me off a bit was that they framed it on either side with Kennedy speech excerpts, which at this point feels pretty trite. Granted, the movie is twenty years old, but it was made a solid quarter-century after Kennedy's death and I'm willing to bet it was at least a bit hackneyed by then. Not that I'd know.

I also would have liked to hear more of Eno's scoring. I feel like if there were longer chunks of silent footage, he might have gotten a little more creative with it. I really enjoyed what was there, though. I can't think of a better candidate for tracking zero-gravity.

hawkingvsreeve
07-21-2009, 04:16 PM
I really don't understand why they made that game of all games into a movie.

Plus, he had the blue and white getup for Sands of Time, dammit. That's the Prince from Warrior Within.

In all cases, notably unPersian.

You continue to amaze me.

atom heart
07-21-2009, 04:34 PM
Buffed up Jake Gyllenhaal seems to strike all the wrong chords in me. Everything about this (especially the "interview" that was posted) is so thoroughly unconvincing to the point of hilarity. Somehow even GI Joe looks more solid.

TallGuyCM
07-21-2009, 04:36 PM
Somehow even GI Joe looks more solid.

That's when you know it's bad.

amyzzz
07-21-2009, 04:37 PM
I watched a couple movies that were just awful recently, but I guess I should've known not to watch them: Australia and the latest X-Files movie. I couldn't even finish X-Files it was so dull and incomprehensible, and Australia was just all syrupy sweetness--good guys, bad guys, and boredom.

MissingPerson
07-21-2009, 04:45 PM
Watching any of the later X Files output is like finding out your most beloved ex has been arrested for a crack mugging.

Once, Chris Carter, I thought we had a future.

amyzzz
07-21-2009, 04:48 PM
I felt bad for the actors even being associated with the brand anymore.

TallGuyCM
07-21-2009, 05:00 PM
I watched a couple movies that were just awful recently, but I guess I should've known not to watch them: Australia and the latest X-Files movie.

Oh god I watched the newest X-Files movie last year sometime I think, until now I had completely forgotten how much I hated that movie.

sbessiso
07-22-2009, 05:04 AM
Potter was pretty good, but man they really fucked up the ending

amyzzz
07-22-2009, 06:49 AM
Oh god I watched the newest X-Files movie last year sometime I think, until now I had completely forgotten how much I hated that movie.
Did you finish it? I take it the movie never got better?

stuporfly
07-22-2009, 06:59 AM
Oh god I watched the newest X-Files movie last year sometime I think, until now I had completely forgotten how much I hated that movie.

I rather enjoyed the X-Files initially, but gave up somewhere in the middle of the second season. I found their pat interplay infuriating ("I do believe in spooks/demons/bogeymen!" "I don't believe in spooks/demons/bogeymen!"), and as with most entertainment where humans dress as scary monsters, had a difficult time suspending my disbelief when what I clearly saw was some schmuck actor trying to get noticed under 50 pounds of makeup.

So I haven't seen either movie. Should I not?

higgybaby23
07-22-2009, 07:16 AM
I watched Coraline last night, and thouroughly enjoyed it. We tried to watch in 3-D, but it just wasn't working right. In fact, I've never had a true 3-D experience on my home television. Both Disneyland and Disneyworld have amazing 3-D attractions, but nothing on television has even come close. Even the glasses are different. The Disney ones are just gray, while every pair I've received to view at home are red and blue.

Has anyone had a proper 3-D film experience using a television at home?

MissingPerson
07-22-2009, 07:52 AM
I rather enjoyed the X-Files initially, but gave up somewhere in the middle of the second season. I found their pat interplay infuriating ("I do believe in spooks/demons/bogeymen!" "I don't believe in spooks/demons/bogeymen!"), and as with most entertainment where humans dress as scary monsters, had a difficult time suspending my disbelief when what I clearly saw was some schmuck actor trying to get noticed under 50 pounds of makeup.

So I haven't seen either movie. Should I not?

The first one has a few massive plot holes, but they only really matter if you stop to think about it. As a kind of conspiracy adventure, it's great. A slightly dumber, faster, explodier version of the series.

Show hit it's peak in Season Three. Pusher was great.

atom heart
07-22-2009, 08:32 AM
Has anyone had a proper 3-D film experience using a television at home?

Not at home, but SIGGRAPH had a demonstration of polarized (gray glasses) 3D television, and it was pretty impressive. They were demonstrating some sort of 3D webcam, and I have seen polarized 3D on broadcast television ages and ages ago (like, when I was seven), so I'm not sure why they would use red-blue at all.

TallGuyCM
07-22-2009, 08:51 AM
Did you finish it? I take it the movie never got better?

Yeah I finished it, I don't think I've ever not finished a movie, I always give it the chance to get better once I start it. And it didn't.

amyzzz
07-22-2009, 09:56 AM
The first one has a few massive plot holes, but they only really matter if you stop to think about it. As a kind of conspiracy adventure, it's great. A slightly dumber, faster, explodier version of the series.

Show hit it's peak in Season Three. Pusher was great.
My favorite episodes are the one with the crazy deformed inbred family and the one with the fungi that trapped people underground while making them hallucinate reality. I wish I knew the titles, but I watched those 12-15 years ago. AWESOMENESS.

wmgaretjax
07-22-2009, 10:17 AM
Not at home, but SIGGRAPH had a demonstration of polarized (gray glasses) 3D television, and it was pretty impressive. They were demonstrating some sort of 3D webcam, and I have seen polarized 3D on broadcast television ages and ages ago (like, when I was seven), so I'm not sure why they would use red-blue at all.

Because it's substantially more expensive to shoot and display polarized 3D. Every aspect of the process is more costly from the cameras to the processing time to the glasses.

humanoid
07-22-2009, 10:18 AM
I rather enjoyed the X-Files initially, but gave up somewhere in the middle of the second season. I found their pat interplay infuriating ("I do believe in spooks/demons/bogeymen!" "I don't believe in spooks/demons/bogeymen!"), and as with most entertainment where humans dress as scary monsters, had a difficult time suspending my disbelief when what I clearly saw was some schmuck actor trying to get noticed under 50 pounds of makeup.

So I haven't seen either movie. Should I not?

I could never get into because of the dialogue between the two main characters specifically. It always sounded like it was written by and for 3rd graders.

iv3rdawG
07-22-2009, 11:24 AM
xnGruD-Q-aw

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-22-2009, 11:52 AM
That Alice movie looks really fucking awful

wmgaretjax
07-22-2009, 11:59 AM
garbage. why bother... the best version of Alice has been done anyway... Svankmejer.

amyzzz
07-22-2009, 12:00 PM
3D, interesting. I'll take my kids and hope for the best.

Young blood
07-22-2009, 12:02 PM
http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/thegeekfiles/Johnny%20Depp%20Mad%20Hatter.jpg

=

http://www.gossipcheck.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/madonna_022.jpg

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-22-2009, 12:04 PM
garbage. why bother... the best version of Alice has been done anyway... Svankmejer.

i've been toying with the idea of renting this...is it really good? i've seen a ton of Svankmejer's shorts and they make my head explode (mostly in a good way)

amyzzz
07-22-2009, 12:05 PM
I hadn't heard of that -- I haven't found a live action Alice in Wonderland that I like yet.

edit: title is Neco z Alenky according to imdb when I looked up that name.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-22-2009, 12:27 PM
I hadn't heard of that -- I haven't found a live action Alice in Wonderland that I like yet.

edit: title is Neco z Alenky according to imdb when I looked up that name.

info and trailer
http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Alice/60000309?lnkce=seRtLn&trkid=222336&strkid=1023294718_0_0&strackid=7b9e1bc0968a306e_0_srl

luckyface
07-22-2009, 12:30 PM
xnGruD-Q-aw

I was still excited to see Alice before this trailer, despite Burton's shit work of late. But after seeing that, ugh no thanks.

http://filmdrunk.lg1x8.simplecdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dismissivewank.gif

wmgaretjax
07-22-2009, 12:42 PM
i've been toying with the idea of renting this...is it really good? i've seen a ton of Svankmejer's shorts and they make my head explode (mostly in a good way)

if you like svankmajer, it's hard to imagine this will disappoint. it's pretty perverse. if you haven't seen it yet, Conspirator's of Pleasure is easily one of the greatest films of all time.

AlecEiffel
07-22-2009, 12:49 PM
Johnny Depp Presents Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp.

That role should be little more than a cameo.

Crispen Glover looks pretty cool, though.

sonofhal
07-22-2009, 01:18 PM
The Raping Of Pelham 123 looks like reaching a new low in the "making a turd out of a diamond" stakes.

PotVsKtl
07-22-2009, 01:24 PM
I hadn't heard of that -- I haven't found a live action Alice in Wonderland that I like yet.

Don't bother, this one will confuse you.

amyzzz
07-22-2009, 01:29 PM
I enjoy confusing movies.

real talk
07-22-2009, 01:45 PM
i've been toying with the idea of renting this...is it really good? i've seen a ton of Svankmejer's shorts and they make my head explode (mostly in a good way)

I prefer the 1985 made for tv version by director Harry Harris.

PotVsKtl
07-22-2009, 01:52 PM
I enjoy confusing movies.

No, you don't.

higgybaby23
07-22-2009, 01:52 PM
I enjoy confusing movies.

Have you seen Synecdoche, NY yet?

Or how about Inland Empire?

amyzzz
07-22-2009, 01:59 PM
I've seen and really liked Inland Empire but I haven't gotten around to Synecdoche NY yet. I generally love David Lynch movies and some of the Kaufman projects as well; I just haven't researched and watched every single art movie in every single country like a majority of this thread claimed to have done. :thu

MissingPerson
07-22-2009, 02:13 PM
My favorite episodes are the one with the crazy deformed inbred family and the one with the fungi that trapped people underground while making them hallucinate reality. I wish I knew the titles, but I watched those 12-15 years ago. AWESOMENESS.

Home and Firewalker, seasons 2 and 4 respectively. Check that, hawkingvsreeve.


I could never get into because of the dialogue between the two main characters specifically. It always sounded like it was written by and for 3rd graders.

Aw, that was what I loved about it. No matter how implausible or stupid the central plot, Mulder and Scully were always fun. Mulder's a sarcastic douche with a taste for porn, and Scully's a humourless uptight bint who knows he's ruining her career. And they solve mysteries together!

A winning combination so solid, I let Bones away with the fact that they copied it exactly.

Thing is though, everybody remembers the X Files as a plodding incomprehensible po-faced conspiracygasm; but those people are thinking of the bad, later seasons. And possibly Fringe. What made the X Files fun was that it was really fucking funny. Duchovny has great comic timing, and Anderson does a great line in weary acceptance.

The one with Luke Wilson was a riot.

....


It was called Bad Blood.

amyzzz
07-22-2009, 02:20 PM
The conspiracy episodes of the X-Files were always the worst. ALWAYS. And I submit that Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz of Bones are a better team chemistry-wise than Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny of X-Files. But we are meandering far off the beaten track (of movies) here.

edit: thank you for the episode titles, MP!

atom heart
07-22-2009, 02:36 PM
The tongue-in-cheek episodes were always the best. Bad Blood was definitely a high point.

MissingPerson
07-22-2009, 03:19 PM
Ugh, Richard Kelly is really trying to hype the score for The Box. It's kind of depressing.

Pushing the score as the movie's selling point over, say, the script, cinematography, cast, performances or dialogue doesn't suggest to me an abundance of confidence in any of those elements. I mean, it's a good way to rope in folks like me, but me and the two dozen or so other nerds like myself won't fill many cinemas.

http://twitter.com/JRichardKelly


Cameron Diaz, James Marsden and I will be there to unveil the score and new footage - Hall H - during Friday morning WB presentation!
about 4 hours ago from web


Comic-Con promo (4min 15sec) for THE BOX is mixed and ready! Features THREE SCORE CUES from Win Butler/Regine Chassagne/Owen Pallett!
about 5 hours ago from web

He's also posted a new version of the poster which is somehow even worse than the old one.

hawkingvsreeve
07-22-2009, 03:22 PM
My favorite episodes are the one with the crazy deformed inbred family and the one with the fungi that trapped people underground while making them hallucinate reality. I wish I knew the titles, but I watched those 12-15 years ago. AWESOMENESS.

I was just going to say the first one was called Home, when I saw:


Home and Firewalker, seasons 2 and 4 respectively. Check that, hawkingvsreeve.

Let's marry.


Edit: Home was season 4 though. Just fyi.

goldfromla
07-22-2009, 03:47 PM
Yay, first post over here. I'm not going to write any kind of introduction or anything, so people who don't harken back to the ezboard days are fucked. Big fucking deal. Can I say fuck on the air? I feel like Howard Stern in the dawn of the Sirius era.

However, I can't say the P word. Feels a tad similar to "marijuana illegal, but cigarettes cool", but we'll go with it. The great ones adjust, as they say.

Here's my final recap of 2006:

Top 10:

The Fountain
Children of Men
The Departed
Babel
L' Enfant
Brick
Half Nelson
Manderlay
V for Vendetta
Inland Empire


Honorable Mentions:
Pan's Labyrinth, Lady in the Water, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Bubble, Miami Vice, The Proposition, Little Miss Sunshine

Great Films I Need To See Again Because They Were Late Shows And I Missed Bits and Pieces Here And There:
United 93, The Lives of Others

Movies I Wanted To See and Will Catch Up With Soon:
Volver, Shortbus, Tideland, Perfume: Story of a Murderer, Factotum, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Marie Antoinette, An Inconveniant Truth (so help me God)

Worst of the Year (I skip most movies that look shitty to me, but these are the ones I saw that I hated):
Apocalypto
16 Blocks
Letters From Iwo Jima
Inside Man
The Science of Sleep

Oscar-beggars I Have No Interest In:
Dreamgirls
The Queen
The Last King of Scotland
Flags of Our Fathers

This is the most epic first post of all time

amyzzz
07-22-2009, 03:51 PM
Looking back at that post, I'm shocked that I agree with 8 of Gabe's top 10 from that year (never saw Manderlay, didn't care for Brick). And including Lady in the Water and Miami Vice in his Honorable Mentions is hilarious.

MissingPerson
07-22-2009, 03:53 PM
Edit: Home was season 4 though. Just fyi.

And Firewalker was S2. My bad, I got the digits swapped.

schoolofruckus
07-22-2009, 04:03 PM
Looking back at that post, I'm shocked that I agree with 8 of Gabe's top 10 from that year (never saw Manderlay, didn't care for Brick). And including Lady in the Water and Miami Vice in his Honorable Mentions is hilarious.

I felt very distant from the critical community that year.

sbessiso
07-22-2009, 06:26 PM
I felt very distant from the critical community that year.

But...."Lady in the Water" was just so bad. I do not understand!

schoolofruckus
07-22-2009, 10:11 PM
Yeah, well, so is Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, but I just saw that at the Arclight dome and enjoyed the holy living shit out of it.

JewFace
07-23-2009, 12:31 AM
The Fountain? Really??

Saw Don 'Opposite of Sex' Roos' Happy Endings the other day. I don't think it was well received, but I really liked it. I thought it was a warm and funny film about Angelenos in and out of love. Great ensemble cast. Lisa Kudrow is quite wry and surprisingly vulnerable, Josh Ritter is feckin adorable, Maggie Gyllenhaal is the expert seductress, Steve Coogan is just delightful. This is probably too high a compliment, but the film made me think (at least in tone) of Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night.

bobert
07-23-2009, 10:12 AM
The Fountain? Really??

That's a sore subject for him - tread lightly.

captncrzy
07-23-2009, 10:28 AM
Hey, if there are any Phoenix movie fans in here that don't hit up the Phoenix thread, please see below:


Okay, so I have something for all of you to do next Friday, July 31: go watch my movie! I finally got accepted into a screening event that I could've gotten rejected by. The IFP Phoenix holds a monthly Cinema Lounge and they're hosting a shorts program this month. I got word today that they'd like my film to be among those shown. This is such a relief because I've submitted the damn thing to I don't even know how many festivals/events. I've lost count. So while it's not the most prestigious public showing, it's still one that involves people I don't know liking it enough to want to show it.
It's taking place at the Metro Arts Theatre, at 1700 N. 7th Ave. There's a happy hour at 5:30, but that's mainly for filmmakers and those who want to network. Otherwise the films begin at 7:30, with a Q&A afterward. Tickets are a scant $5, so I don't want to hear any excuses.

dorkfish
07-23-2009, 10:38 AM
Gabe, did you end up seeing that pile of garbage that was Marie Antoinette?

PotVsKtl
07-23-2009, 10:39 AM
Watch it.

dorkfish
07-23-2009, 10:40 AM
I'm buying Japandroids tickets, need one?

PotVsKtl
07-23-2009, 10:45 AM
I'll be in Seattle unfortch.

PotVsKtl
07-23-2009, 10:46 AM
Wait, no, I'll be in Vegas.

dorkfish
07-23-2009, 10:54 AM
Craps

dorkfish
07-23-2009, 10:55 AM
nah, you're more of a blackjack fellow

schoolofruckus
07-23-2009, 10:58 AM
Gabe, did you end up seeing that pile of garbage that was Marie Antoinette?

Yeah, I thought it was awesome. To me, it's as good as Lost in Translation or The Virgin Suicides.

humanoid
07-23-2009, 09:59 PM
Yeah, I thought it was awesome. To me, it's as good as Lost in Translation or The Virgin Suicides.

each of those movies makes me feel like taking a nap

tessalasset
07-23-2009, 11:19 PM
i saw paper heart tonight and there was supposed to be a q&a w/ charlyne yi and michael cera afterwards. instead it was just charlyne yi and the director and one of the other actors. snoooozefest! i don't recommend that movie. some parts were cute but just netflix it. as we left the theater, charlyne declined giving up her microphone and instead serenaded us with some bad 80s song. she sang the entire thing... i could still hear her singing it when i got to the door of the theater. weird.

Derekx
07-23-2009, 11:47 PM
October 16 needs to come sooner. I'm dying to see Where the Wild Things Are. I just heard they will be showing it in IMAX too.

sonofhal
07-24-2009, 12:04 AM
I went to a preview screening of Marie Antoinette at a private cinema that i used to be a member of. It bored me to tears. The next night i went back to watch a different movie (can't even remember what it was), but the reel hadn't shown up in time so they screened Marie Antoinette again. I went with different people the 2nd night, so they all wanted to stay and watch it. Not fun.

humanoid
07-24-2009, 12:13 AM
I can't imagine watching that twice, much less on consecutive nights

schoolofruckus
07-24-2009, 05:58 AM
That's a sore subject for him - tread lightly.

Not even. If anything, I feel bad for all of you that you didn't share what was one of the most satisfying film experiences of my lifetime.

schoolofruckus
07-24-2009, 05:59 AM
each of those movies makes me feel like taking a nap

I can't argue that.

roberto73
07-24-2009, 06:36 AM
I finally got around to seeing [•Rec] the other night, which I thought was great. Two things that surprised me, though: Quarantine, which I saw a couple months ago, did a commendable job of capturing the spirit and feel of the original (no small feat for an American remake of a foreign film). Also, even though I'd seen Quarantine first and knew what was coming, [•Rec] still managed to make me incredibly nervous, which means either A) I'm a pansy, or B) the movie does what it does extremely well.

canexplain
07-24-2009, 07:00 AM
so i finally got around to watching the Watchman last night ... I didnt read the novel or anything else about it ... i thought it was somewhat confusing ... i did like how everything was grey, the bad guy was sort of a good guy, the good guys were sort of bad guys, the heroes were considered criminals, etc .... looked good on blu ray though .... cr****

stinkbutt
07-24-2009, 11:46 AM
Alice In Wonderland trailer
http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/07/video-alice-wonderland-trailer-released

sorry if it's already been posted but yeah Tim Burton really needs to let Johnny Depp go or just quit doing films entirely

humanoid
07-24-2009, 12:04 PM
/\ overall, I do like the look of it, but i really hope that it isn't the Mad Hatter show, as I am growing sick of Johnny Depp(and he does look an awful lot like a drag queen Madonna impersonator)

sbessiso
07-24-2009, 12:18 PM
I was a big supporter of this move but what an awful teaser. Its not at all how I had imagined it, way too much CGI

schoolofruckus
07-24-2009, 12:23 PM
You didn't think a film about a little girl who enters a fantasy world, starring live actors and destined to be shown in 3D, was going to have a fuckton of CGI?

rage patton
07-24-2009, 12:31 PM
I agree. It looks like far too much CGI. I have a feeling this movie isn't going to be very good at all.

iv3rdawG
07-24-2009, 12:32 PM
Tron Legacy VFX concept test:

http://www.flynnlives.com/media/video/0xendgame.aspx

hawkingvsreeve
07-24-2009, 12:35 PM
I watched There Will Be Blood again last night, the last time being in the theater. I enjoyed it a lot more this go around. It didn't feel nearly as long and DDL's oscar is well deserved.

sbessiso
07-24-2009, 12:37 PM
You didn't think a film about a little girl who enters a fantasy world, starring live actors and destined to be shown in 3D, was going to have a fuckton of CGI?

I thought it was going to be a little more mixed media. A better combination of the CGI and live action together, not just actors in a CGI world.

I'm pretty sure Depp's role in it isn't going to be major but he's still blazing hot right now so of course Disney is going to cash in on it.

stinkbutt
07-24-2009, 12:46 PM
He is the only name in the trailer besides Burton so I think it's safe to say it's going to be Johnny Depp throughout the entire film.

Also it's Tim Burton doing a children's book. Do you remember Willy Wonka? How could you be in full support of this?

Down Rodeo
07-24-2009, 01:12 PM
I re-watched Breaking the Waves the other day and realized how similar it is to Dreyer's Ordet, both of which are stunning films in their own respect.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-24-2009, 01:16 PM
I thought it was going to be a little more mixed media. A better combination of the CGI and live action together, not just actors in a CGI world.

I'm pretty sure Depp's role in it isn't going to be major but he's still blazing hot right now so of course Disney is going to cash in on it.

did you never read anything about it? When it was first announced 2 years ago the press release said that it was going to be a mocap movie

http://www.aintitcool.com/talkback_display/34805?q=node/34805

sbessiso
07-24-2009, 01:21 PM
Yeah I knew that! I guess it just isn't what I had pictured at all

EDIT

and wheres that proposed "Frankenweenie" movie they talk about in the article?? That sounds awesome!

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-24-2009, 01:26 PM
and i'm not saying that it looks good...I was pictured a total shitfest from the moment I first read about it

Sushov23
07-24-2009, 02:37 PM
fuck you Depp, and Burton for making movies together in the 2000's. don't they realized every movie they've done together in the last 10 years has been garbage?

buddy
07-24-2009, 02:42 PM
Where the Wild Things Are (Featurette)
http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/wherethewildthingsare/

MissingPerson
07-24-2009, 03:05 PM
I am such a fool for that film.

buddy
07-24-2009, 03:08 PM
im looking forward to it. looks like spike has done a good job with it.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-24-2009, 03:19 PM
i don't even want to watch the featurette or anything else from it. i want to walk into the movie as unprepared as possible.

humanoid
07-24-2009, 03:25 PM
i don't even want to watch the featurette or anything else from it. i want to walk into the movie as unprepared as possible.

I've been trying to do that more often. I enjoy reading about movies to see whether they pique my interest, but too often when I see too much from the film beforehand it removes some of the magic of the viewing experience.

iv3rdawG
07-24-2009, 04:33 PM
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/6797/3d420x0.jpg

People watching Avatar at Comic-Con.

miscorrections
07-24-2009, 04:40 PM
Yeah I knew that! I guess it just isn't what I had pictured at all

EDIT

and wheres that proposed "Frankenweenie" movie they talk about in the article?? That sounds awesome!

I am so pissed they feel the need to redo Frankenweenie. Leave it alone.

amyzzz
07-24-2009, 04:43 PM
Has anyone heard of this movie Moon?

http://www.harkinstheatres.com/images/posters/070434h1.jpg

It has Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey in it, sci-fi thriller of some sort.

suprefan
07-24-2009, 04:47 PM
Yeah, its been mentioned quite a bit. Search next time Amy.....

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-24-2009, 04:59 PM
Yeah I knew that! I guess it just isn't what I had pictured at all

EDIT

and wheres that proposed "Frankenweenie" movie they talk about in the article?? That sounds awesome!

considering that "alice" doesn't even come out for like a year and is swamped in post-production, i doubt anything step towards real pre-production has even started on FW

maybe 2012 or 2013?

iv3rdawG
07-24-2009, 05:34 PM
YouTube version of that Tron footage. Double click on the video to watch it in HD. Looks really good actually.

a1IpPpB3iWI

hawkingvsreeve
07-24-2009, 06:32 PM
The bummer about Tron being in 3D is that it is IMAX 3D, which I think from a tech standpoint is not that great. Also the IMAX glasses are horrendously uncomfortable.

humanoid
07-24-2009, 07:10 PM
The bummer about Tron being in 3D is that it is IMAX 3D, which I think from a tech standpoint is not that great. Also the IMAX glasses are horrendously uncomfortable.

are they still those heavy, helmet-like glasses? I haven't been to an IMAX 3D movie in several years

atom heart
07-24-2009, 07:17 PM
Moon is not a "thriller" per se. It is however very good.

sbessiso
07-24-2009, 07:19 PM
considering that "alice" doesn't even come out for like a year and is swamped in post-production, i doubt anything step towards real pre-production has even started on FW

maybe 2012 or 2013?

Actually, No

http://www.joblo.com/burton-confirms-next

humanoid
07-24-2009, 07:20 PM
Moon is not a "thriller" per se. It is however very good.

no, not what I would consider a thriller...but i definitely enjoyed it, and it inspired me to watch 2001 for about the 30th time immediately afterward

atom heart
07-24-2009, 07:33 PM
The character animation in that Tron spot looks a little... peculiar. Not really convinced at this point.
I saw the original Tron a couple years ago and the dialogue is spectacularly bad. It wouldn't be hard to make this one better than the first one.

sbessiso
07-25-2009, 04:37 AM
This looks AWESOME

5sBLir8H2zM

garrett222
07-25-2009, 04:56 PM
Just finished Watchmen. Loved it. Have no knowledge of the source material. Anyone disagree??

whynotsmile99
07-25-2009, 06:16 PM
Just finished Watchmen. Loved it. Have no knowledge of the source material. Anyone disagree??

the graphic novel is mostly boring as hell IMO. i'll get to the movie eventually

MissingPerson
07-25-2009, 06:23 PM
Watchmen is one of the best things I've ever read. It's an amazing piece of work. Like a huge, agonisingly intricate Swiss... um... watch. It's perfect.

whynotsmile99
07-25-2009, 06:52 PM
Watchmen is one of the best things I've ever read. It's an amazing piece of work. Like a huge, agonisingly intricate Swiss... um... watch. It's perfect.

it was a total bore for me. in fact, i still haven't finished it. I read 3 quarters of it a few months ago and just never finished it. Maybe I'll get to it tomorrow so i can finally give it back to my friend

MissingPerson
07-25-2009, 07:13 PM
I'd at least get to the end before making your mind up about it. If it's not for you, it's not for you, but the ending of the whole thing is what lights up the rest of it.

wmgaretjax
07-25-2009, 07:52 PM
Anyone disagree??

Yes. It was a god awful adaptation of a flawless graphic novel. The acting was bad, the music was bad, the editing was bad, the adapted story was bad...

The only good thing was the opening credits.

suprefan
07-25-2009, 08:10 PM
Come on Jared, Jackie Earl Hayley is one of the few plusses in the whole film.

stinkbutt
07-25-2009, 08:52 PM
I just saw an interview with Diablo Cody on G4 and she as a person seems almost as repulsive as her writing.

SoulDischarge
07-25-2009, 09:24 PM
Despite all the negative reactions to Watchmen, part of me can't resist the allure of giant blue schlongs. How would you rate the giant blue schlong factor?

hawkingvsreeve
07-25-2009, 09:33 PM
Yes. It was a god awful adaptation of a flawless graphic novel. The acting was bad, the music was bad, the editing was bad, the adapted story was bad...

The only good thing was the opening credits.

My sentiments exactly. Exactly.

sbessiso
07-25-2009, 09:37 PM
Despite all the negative reactions to Watchmen, part of me can't resist the allure of giant blue schlongs. How would you rate the giant blue schlong factor?

Not worth it. This movie isn't just "bad", it's like horrendously awful to the nth degree. The most boring movie i've seen since The Da Vinci Code

SoulDischarge
07-25-2009, 09:44 PM
Damn. In that case, if anyone is willing to dye their man meat blue and do something interesting with it on video, I will pay top dollar.

fiyahhh!
07-26-2009, 05:54 AM
Has anyone heard anything about District 9? This was the first I've heard about it and it sounds pretty cool.

Excerpt from the live blog of the Sony Pictures panel @ comic con (talking about the upcoming film District 9. I edited out the spoilers.


4:36 Stephen Johnson:
Jackson is talking about District 9. It's a lot of improvisation in the acting, and the lead hasn't really done a movie before.

4:37 Stephen Johnson: Director Neill Blomkamp introduces a 7 minute video for the crowd that "gives the feeling of the film in a montage."

4:44 Stephen Johnson: The clip is playing

4:51 Stephen Johnson: Holy crap. Okay, I'm picking my jaw off the floor after seeing that District 9 clip. Of all the movie clips I've seen at this year's Comic-Con, this was, far and away, the most impressive.

4:52 Stephen Johnson: Blomkamp and co. have taken the idea of an alien invasion movie and turned it on its head. It's shot in documentary style, and takes the idea of aliens and puts them in a very real context. Along the way, it touches on race, class, and mans tragically violent nature.

4:56 Stephen Johnson:
As I said before, it's shot mainly like a documentary: news footage, security cameras, etc. And the movie really seems real. It's amazing. Truly. I'm more excited about this movie than any currently upcoming film. I'm gushing here, I realize, but seriously, this movie is going to KILL.

suprefan
07-26-2009, 07:54 AM
Despite all the negative reactions to Watchmen, part of me can't resist the allure of giant blue schlongs. How would you rate the giant blue schlong factor?

Theres enough of it, so just watch it.

garrett222
07-26-2009, 01:03 PM
Yes. It was a god awful adaptation of a flawless graphic novel. The acting was bad, the music was bad, the editing was bad, the adapted story was bad...

The only good thing was the opening credits.

You're entitled to your opinion, but from the past I know your opinions to be extremely biased toward only liking the most random things. If no one has ever heard of it, you probably love it. Can you name a few guilty pleasures in the film world to show that you're not a hipster dufus?

garrett222
07-26-2009, 01:04 PM
My sentiments exactly. Exactly.

were you watching the same movie as I was? It was great. I know its not an obscure french film from the 70's...but give it a chance.

MissingPerson
07-26-2009, 01:08 PM
We got the Watchmen videogame into the shop the other day, and I felt a little part of my heart die to ash.

buddy
07-26-2009, 01:12 PM
i saw it last night, because of the reviews here that said it was horrible, and although its not as "boring" as talked about here it's not great either. horrible to me is a michael bay film, and this in no way is close to that. and jackie earl haley was great in it as stated above.

wmgaretjax
07-26-2009, 02:32 PM
You're entitled to your opinion, but from the past I know your opinions to be extremely biased toward only liking the most random things.

Your understanding of the past is more refined than mine.

dorkfish
07-26-2009, 03:16 PM
My bad movie of the week was "Horsemen" starring Dennis Quaid as a detective and 30-year-old Ziyi Zhang cast as a 16-year old girl. It was awful. It had an obvious twist ending, terrible dialog, and wreaked of a quick writer's strike script. It's the first movie that I've seen that tried to use this nu-emo sub culture as a plot point. Awful, awful movie.

schoolofruckus
07-26-2009, 03:26 PM
were you watching the same movie as I was? It was great. I know its not an obscure french film from the 70's...but give it a chance.


You're entitled to your opinion, but from the past I know your opinions to be extremely biased toward only liking the most random things. If no one has ever heard of it, you probably love it. Can you name a few guilty pleasures in the film world to show that you're not a hipster dufus?


Actually, if you're going to say Watchmen was great, you're the one who's obligated to name a few good movies that you've seen to prove that you're not legally retarded. It was a TERRIBLE movie. The acting was as bad as anything this side of Gran Torino; Haley was okay, but nothing special, and the rest of the cast was unforgivable. The music use was unbelievably lame (the "Hallelujah" sex scene was an incredible miscalculation). As a whole, it was boring and lifeless and considerably less entertaining than both the comic it was based on, and other recent superhero films.

dorkfish
07-26-2009, 03:33 PM
Watchmen is the only movie that's caused me to beg for the public execution of a film's music director. The soundtrack choices and music levels were embarrassingly off.

humanoid
07-26-2009, 03:37 PM
Watchmen is the only movie that's caused me to beg for the public execution of a film's music director.

now, if this isn't one of the greatest endorsements of a film that I've ever heard...

I previously had zero interest, but now that I've heard this opinion, I'm slightly curious

suprefan
07-26-2009, 04:16 PM
Just go see it, Malin Ackerman does get nekkid afterall... WHILE LEONARD COHEN IS ON IN THE BACKROUND.

rage patton
07-26-2009, 04:26 PM
The music use was unbelievably lame (the "Hallelujah" sex scene was an incredible miscalculation).


Watchmen is the only movie that's caused me to beg for the public execution of a film's music director. The soundtrack choices and music levels were embarrassingly off.

I strongly agree with both of these. I actually started laughing out loud when "Hallelujah" started during the sex scene. So did others around me. Also, the My Chemical Romance track during the end made me cringe. In fact, the only music that actually worked in the film, was Bob Dylan during the opening credits.

liquidsnake28
07-26-2009, 04:30 PM
At least they didn't go the Scorsese route and just have a million fucking Rolling Stones songs.

I want to know how much they spent on music licensing for The Hangover with Kanye, Usher, TI, etc.

suprefan
07-26-2009, 04:36 PM
I wonder more how much twilight is spending on getting a ''cool'' soundtrack put together.