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Drinkey McDrinkerstein
10-30-2009, 12:23 PM
featurette on AVATAR. lots of good footage. my excitement BOILS

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Mr.Nipples
10-30-2009, 01:05 PM
avatar looks like total shit...

Geno_g
10-30-2009, 01:07 PM
Avatar looks like PS3 or xbox cutscenes, if I wanted that I would just buy a videogame...

unitedwesuck
10-30-2009, 01:09 PM
AVATAR is GAY. It's going to totally FAIL at the box office and everyone is going to think its shit because some of you people on this message board think so ;)

malcolmjamalawesome
10-30-2009, 03:04 PM
Oh God, please stop looking so terrible.

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EDIT: The stuff on the latest phase of the website - http://www.youaretheexperiment.com - is actually very cool, but I think that's probably more to the immense credit of the website guys than Kelly's own "vision".

Jesus christ.

malcolmjamalawesome
10-30-2009, 03:31 PM
By the way, I've thought about it more, and I fucking loved Antichrist.

MissingPerson
10-30-2009, 03:41 PM
Jesus christ.

Don't you understand?!?! LOOK IN THE MIRROR!!! THAT'S HIMSELF!

Richard Kelly is a genius.

malcolmjamalawesome
10-30-2009, 03:43 PM
I wanted to buttfuck that video. But as a punishment, rather than a glorious gift.

MissingPerson
10-30-2009, 03:45 PM
And that bit doesn't even have Cameron Diaz' accent.

Cameron Diaz' accent. God help us all, Cameron Diaz' accent.

Mr. Dylanja
10-30-2009, 03:53 PM
And that bit doesn't even have Cameron Diaz' accent.

Cameron Diaz' accent. God help us all, Cameron Diaz' accent.

Reason #13048954656178236 for duct tape.

MissingPerson
10-30-2009, 03:57 PM
The only watchable clip so far is this one.

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Because it doesn't have any of the cast or Richard Kelly's dialogue.

wmgaretjax
10-30-2009, 04:04 PM
Jesus christ.

feels very lynchian. which makes sense to me given the transition from darko to southland tales. i actually thought that clip was promising. more interesting than the initial concept to me. i loved the lighting.

MissingPerson
10-30-2009, 04:07 PM
It was going alright until the last couple of seconds, and then I slapped my forehead so hard my teeth rattled.

All of it looks gorgeous, and that's not usually something I'd notice, but the dialogue and the script and pretty much everything else...

kroqken
10-30-2009, 05:53 PM
Has anyone heard anything about Todd Solondz's new film "Life During Wartime." I heard it was a semi-sequel to "Stop Making Sense".

I think the title is coincidence with comparison to the Talking Heads song.

iv3rdawG
10-30-2009, 08:36 PM
Just saw Fantastic Mr. Fox. It was so good. One of the best movies I've seen this year. The animation is really incredible stuff.

"Cluster cuss."

kroqken
10-31-2009, 12:15 PM
Anyone read that L.A. Times article on "the Room" being a cult movie sensation? I still have not seen it. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-et-the-room30-2009oct30,0,5667080.story?track=rss

wmgaretjax
10-31-2009, 04:59 PM
It's too long.

M Sparks
11-01-2009, 09:42 AM
So...is it just me, or do youtube tags not work any more? I've got a ton of white boxes.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-01-2009, 12:51 PM
So...is it just me, or do youtube tags not work any more? I've got a ton of white boxes.

it's just you? They're all working for me.

M Sparks
11-01-2009, 01:24 PM
Back now. Maybe youtube was down this morning.

iv3rdawG
11-01-2009, 11:03 PM
Saw Haneke's The White Ribbon. Such a stunning film to look at. Wow. I loved the narration and the acting from the kids to the adults was really fantastic.

liquidsnake28
11-07-2009, 10:47 AM
Paranormal Activity was easily one of the worst movies I've ever seen in my life. Now keep in mind I'm a fan of horror films that look like home videos. I liked Blair Witch Project, Quarantine, Cloverfield, Diary of the Dead, etc. This, however, was the worst piece of shit I've ever seen. First of all it's kind of hard to convince people that a house is haunted when it's brand fucking new. It's disgusting how much money this thing is making.

amyzzz
11-07-2009, 10:50 AM
Demon was following her around from house to house. It's irrelevant that the house was new.

wmgaretjax
11-07-2009, 10:54 AM
First of all it's kind of hard to convince people that a house is haunted when it's brand fucking new. It's disgusting how much money this thing is making.

You don't pay much attention do you?

menikmati
11-07-2009, 10:58 AM
Paranormal Activity was easily one of the worst movies I've ever seen in my life. Now keep in mind I'm a fan of horror films that look like home videos. I liked Blair Witch Project, Quarantine, Cloverfield, Diary of the Dead, etc. This, however, was the worst piece of shit I've ever seen. First of all it's kind of hard to convince people that a house is haunted when it's brand fucking new. It's disgusting how much money this thing is making.

Don't worry...remember Blair Witch 2? This is heading down the same path....it'll be forgotten about in 3 years.

Still-ill
11-07-2009, 10:59 AM
You don't pay much attention do you?

Hehehe...

AlecEiffel
11-07-2009, 10:59 AM
You like Diary of the Dead but you think Paranormal Activity was the worst movie ever?

Also, is the main reason you didn't like the movie because you missed a very, very clearly explained plot point? Not that it would necessarily matter that the house was new, anyway. Haven't you seen Poltergeist?

liquidsnake28
11-07-2009, 11:06 AM
You don't pay much attention do you?

To this movie, no. I didn't pay much attention because it completely fucking sucked. Should I have? Please explain to me the redeeming quality of this abysmal film. This should be rich coming from someone who hated Superbad and every other good movie of the last five years.

If your refering to the fact that they said the spirit would follow her everywhere she goes so leaving the house would do nothing ... yeah, yeah, whatever. That doesn't change the fact that they're in a brand fucking new house that's supposed to be haunted. I want to see you try to defend this horseshit.

humanoid
11-07-2009, 11:09 AM
I have yet to see Paranormal Activity, I'm gonna wait and hope that it comes to the $2 theater near my house...which it likely will in a while.

Has anyone seen House of the Devil?

Gribbz
11-07-2009, 11:09 AM
IT FOLLOWS HER EVERYWHERE SHE GOES. You think the ghost says to itself "hmmm this house is too new for my taste. I'll wait till she moves into something a little older before I haunt her again."

liquidsnake28
11-07-2009, 11:09 AM
You like Diary of the Dead but you think Paranormal Activity was the worst movie ever?

Also, is the main reason you didn't like the movie because you missed a very, very clearly explained plot point? Not that it would necessarily matter that the house was new, anyway. Haven't you seen Poltergeist?

Diary of the Dead was by no means great, but it was entertaining. It did it's job. I didn't miss the plot point.

I just think the setting is extremely lame and doesn't work at, all in any way.

M Sparks
11-07-2009, 11:10 AM
That doesn't change the fact that they're in a brand fucking new house that's supposed to be haunted. I want to see you try to defend this horseshit.

Polter
Fucking
Geist

humanoid
11-07-2009, 11:10 AM
evil spirits don't like the smell of new paint

liquidsnake28
11-07-2009, 11:13 AM
Places are allegedly haunted, not people. People that think a spirit follows them everywhere are known as schizophrenics. Yeah, yeah, I know, it was built on top of an Indian burial ground in Poltergeist. I don't care. It's still a stupid fucking setting for a horror film.

More importantly, did you guys actually enjoy this film?

AlecEiffel
11-07-2009, 11:22 AM
within the confines of this movie's universe it is possible for a demon to follow a person around their whole life. The demon in this movie had been following the girl since she was eight. The house had absolutely nothing to do with it. They aren't being haunted by a ghost, she's being tortured by a demon.

This movie requires you to really pay attention to it and allow yourself to get invested in it in order to really enjoy it. You clearly did not pay attention.

liquidsnake28
11-07-2009, 11:27 AM
Okay man, whatever you say. You're the one who thought the cat food in District 9 was a metaphor for drugs ...

amyzzz
11-07-2009, 11:28 AM
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AlecEiffel
11-07-2009, 11:52 AM
Okay man, whatever you say. You're the one who thought the cat food in District 9 was a metaphor for drugs ...

The cat food in District 9 is not a metaphor for drugs it IS a drug. I have no desire for that argument to start again, but I am still amazed by how many people here didn't seem to get that.

amyzzz
11-07-2009, 11:54 AM
Now THAT was a shitty movie.

liquidsnake28
11-07-2009, 11:56 AM
It IS food, you douchebag. End of argument.

wmgaretjax
11-07-2009, 12:07 PM
TThis should be rich coming from someone who hated Superbad and every other good movie of the last five years.

At what point did you actually think I had any interest in this film? My interest in your unbelievable stupidity only trumps it by a small margin.

liquidsnake28
11-07-2009, 12:12 PM
At what point did you actually think I had any interest in this film?

When you posted about it.

wmgaretjax
11-07-2009, 12:16 PM
When you posted about it.

I didn't say anything about the film you clueless twat.

M Sparks
11-07-2009, 12:43 PM
When you posted about it.

I posted about it and I didn't see the damn thing. Sometimes helping piss off an annoying douchebag is enough of a reason.

Somewhat Damaged
11-07-2009, 12:53 PM
We saw Paranormal Activity on Jen's computer last week. It was far from the worst movie ever, but the guy is such a total douchebag, I found myself eagerly anticipating his death less than half an hour in. Even his name was retarded -- "Micah," pronounced "Mee-kah." And I was annoyed by how frequently they said each other's name. That rang really false.
Our friend had gotten a screener of it & uploaded it to Jen's computer and it was the version with the original ending, which is far superior to what I hear the theatrical ending is. We had a good enough time heckling it and drinking beer, so it was well worth not having gone out and spending $20-30 on it.
The one thing I can't get over is that this was made in October '06 for $11,000, meaning it was made at the same time I made my short film for about the same amount of money. That bums me out. Yeah, it's unlikely lightning would have struck the same way for my film if I had stretched out to a feature, but still -- this director sold his film for $350,000 and it's going to gross $100+ million theatrically, and I'm still paying off the credit card charges I incurred in financing my movie. Wish I was the businessman he is.

amyzzz
11-07-2009, 12:56 PM
Maybe if your guy had killed his ex with the ghost in his bathroom you could've seen that kind of bank, Rick.

Somewhat Damaged
11-07-2009, 01:01 PM
Oh, if only you had been around to advise me then, Amy. :nono

liquidsnake28
11-07-2009, 01:13 PM
"Micah," pronounced "Mee-kah." And I was annoyed by how frequently they said each other's name. That rang really false.


Exactly. That was so unbelievably annoying. The reason I think it was one of the worst movies I've ever seen is because it failed so tremendously at what it was trying to do. It wasn't the least bit scary, suspenseful, tense, or even entertaining in any way, not even the slightest bit. It was extremely boring most of the time and occasional it was incredibly annoying (whenever she reaptedly yelled "Micah!" and whenever Micah himself talked.) I can't remember the last time I saw a movie fail that hard at what it was trying to do.

amyzzz
11-07-2009, 01:16 PM
I admit I was in suspense, but then I really enjoyed Blair Witch when it came out too. Pay-off was eh.

liquidsnake28
11-07-2009, 01:22 PM
I admit I was in suspense

This baffles me. It just didn't work for me at all.

Blair Witch was scary, especially the last five minutes. This wasn't.

roberto73
11-07-2009, 01:43 PM
Exactly. That was so unbelievably annoying. The reason I think it was one of the worst movies I've ever seen is because it failed so tremendously at what it was trying to do. It wasn't the least bit scary, suspenseful, tense, or even entertaining in any way, not even the slightest bit. It was extremely boring most of the time and occasional it was incredibly annoying (whenever she reaptedly yelled "Micah!" and whenever Micah himself talked.) I can't remember the last time I saw a movie fail that hard at what it was trying to do.

Just because it didn't work for you doesn't mean it failed. It's clearly connecting with a lot of people, including some critics whose opinions I respect. I liked it myself, and found it suspenseful. Should your barometer for success or failure count more than anyone else's?

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-07-2009, 01:54 PM
I completely despised Blair Witch, and because of that I've simply had no interest in Paranormal Activity. Both of those films found an audience and connected with people, so the filmmakers are obviously doing something right

i thought Cloverfield was an absolute blast, but I don't really see it as being very comparable

AlecEiffel
11-07-2009, 02:09 PM
It IS food, you douchebag. End of argument.

This is exactly why I didn't want to start up an argument. You don't know what you're talking about and you are somehow under the impression that calling me a name irrefutably proves your point.

SoulDischarge
11-07-2009, 06:47 PM
Diary Of The Dead was completely obnoxious. I saw it at a free screening and I still felt ripped off. Just because you're going to kill them off eventually doesn't mean it's ok to make your characters dull, irritating black holes of personality.

BKsaysAction!
11-08-2009, 02:13 AM
yeah George Romero needs to take a break from zombies. Like the icon soul, Opera is a visually amazing film my only beef being how the main character didn't really seem to care about anyone but I guess her and Argento didn't like each other. But like Romero, Argento seems to have fallen off same with Carpenter. I wonder what the deal is? Their last films were just ok, It's sad.

JewFace
11-08-2009, 02:58 AM
Saw Haneke's The White Ribbon. Such a stunning film to look at. Wow. I loved the narration and the acting from the kids to the adults was really fantastic.

Yes! Saw this a couple of months ago. It really packs a wallop and as you said, it's absolutely stunning visually.



Okay, I went back a couple of pages. Forgive me if this has already been discussed to death. Precious? Anyone else kinda excited about this one? When I first heard about this film earlier this year I heard "Oprah and Tyler Perry Present" and it immediately went into my couldn't pay me to see it pile. With regard to Mr. Perry, I side with Mr. Spike Lee and feel that his ghastly films are nothing short of coonery. But, it looks like Mr. Perry's involvement is limited to providing financing after the film had already been produced. I'm not expecting high art here, but it does look like it will be engaging. Even Mariah Carey looks good in it. WTF? Am I alone?

HunterGather
11-08-2009, 03:05 AM
Yes, I'm rly looking forward to seeing Precious!

SoulDischarge
11-08-2009, 03:07 AM
yeah George Romero needs to take a break from zombies. Like the icon soul, Opera is a visually amazing film my only beef being how the main character didn't really seem to care about anyone but I guess her and Argento didn't like each other. But like Romero, Argento seems to have fallen off same with Carpenter. I wonder what the deal is? Their last films were just ok, It's sad.

Yeah. I don't really look to Argento for cohesive plots or well developed characters, so that didn't really bug me. So long as there's some visually inventive death scenes, hilariously bad dubbing, and a completely inappropriate/awesome Goblin score, it's a success for me.

ivankay
11-08-2009, 03:17 AM
Saw Disney's A Christmas Carol in Imax 3D. It was pretty neat. Sometimes they went a little overboard with the roller coaster type travel of Scrooge from one place to the next, but it sure works great in 3D so i forgave the abuse. When there is snowing happening on screen, it's almost like your inside a snow globe. Excellent telling of the story. i do have some issue with occasional dimness in the image, but it keeps improving and i can't begrudge the progress in Zemekis' obsession with rotoscoping. i don't think you take little kids to this movie. i overheard one say a few times "I'm scared" (for good reason...there is some dark imagery). Think i want to check it out again at some point.

M Sparks
11-08-2009, 11:41 AM
/\ Quite a surprise, that looked dreadful.

We don't have any 3D theatres here, so I avoid these movies anyway. But maybe I will try one after I move. Still, it seems like we have a 3D craze every 30 years or so, and then it dies quickly.

roberto73
11-08-2009, 11:51 AM
I love Ebert's recent take on 3-D, with which I generally tend to agree.

http://www.spectator.co.uk/arts-and-culture/all/5402013/does-anyone-like-3d.thtml

ivankay
11-08-2009, 12:05 PM
i'm all down with the current 3D craze. The technology just keeps getting better. The added depth has made some old movies wonderful new experiences. When i recently saw the Toy Story 1 and 2 double feature, it was the best time i'd seen either. Same goes for Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D. U23D was the closest i felt a concert film to being the real thing and the editing was thrilling. This new fangeled 3D in the right hands is a good thing.

Ebert gave A Christmas Carol a very good review. (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091104/REVIEWS/911059995)

i'll go onboard with saying it is an original visually for sure.

humanoid
11-08-2009, 12:18 PM
I don't usually go out of my way to see 3D movies, as most of them have been slightly underwhelming and the gimmick didn't add enough to justify the additional cost.

That being said though, I thoroughly enjoyed Coraline in 3D and a few years ago saw some "Under the Sea" IMAX 3D documentary and it was utterly amazing. It was far too expensive for the 40 minutes or so of it's showing time, but the visual aspect was impressive and enjoyable.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-08-2009, 12:29 PM
a few years ago saw some "Under the Sea" IMAX 3D documentary and it was utterly amazing. It was far too expensive for the 40 minutes or so of it's showing time, but the visual aspect was impressive and enjoyable.

YES, IMAX's Under The Sea 3D film was absolutely breathtaking!

I also quite like the new 3D films. I've always been a sucker for theme park 4D rides (really great examples being Terminator: 3D and the Disneyland Muppet films) and getting to experience regular movies like this is awesome.

I haven't seen as many as I would like, and of the ones I have seen some are better than others. Like Humanoid said, Coraline was great, and I thought the 3D was handled quite tastefully and added to the experience. I saw Zemeckis' Beowulf in IMAX 3D and that was such a crazy immersive experience! It was great. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, however, had 3D effects that felt like an afterthought and didn't add much

I look forward to seeing more though

roberto73
11-08-2009, 02:10 PM
I guess my thing with 3D is that it can't make a good movie great or a mediocre movie better. Even though I thought Beowulf was interesting only because of the 3D, that doesn't mean it made it a better movie. It just gave me something else to pass the time since the story and characters weren't doing it for me. Coraline was great, but not any better for having been in 3D. Same with Up – great movie, but it would have been just as great in 2D. What I haven't worked out yet is if I should just treat 3D as another storytelling tool, like the score, the lighting, the costumes, etc. So far I don't think so, simply because, story-wise, it doesn't add anything that isn't already there. It's just an extra layer of flash.

humanoid
11-08-2009, 02:39 PM
I guess my thing with 3D is that it can't make a good movie great or a mediocre movie better. Even though I thought Beowulf was interesting only because of the 3D, that doesn't mean it made it a better movie. It just gave me something else to pass the time since the story and characters weren't doing it for me. Coraline was great, but not any better for having been in 3D. Same with Up – great movie, but it would have been just as great in 2D. What I haven't worked out yet is if I should just treat 3D as another storytelling tool, like the score, the lighting, the costumes, etc. So far I don't think so, simply because, story-wise, it doesn't add anything that isn't already there. It's just an extra layer of flash.


You're correct, it's not going to make a mediocre movie better. I have been tricked into a couple fairly rotten 3D movies, since my daughter wanted to see them. No matter how many dimensions, Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D wasn't going to be any more palatable.

It's clearly not going to add anything story wise, but I think it can enhance certain scenes in the way something like lighting or a well placed piece of a film's score can. Neither one of those elements add anything to the actual story, but they can absolutely enhance the film immensely. I'm not saying that 3D is nearly as important as those aspects of film, simply that I believe it can possibly be used tastefully as a component to visually enhance specific scenes.

M Sparks
11-08-2009, 03:11 PM
I love Ebert's recent take on 3-D, with which I generally tend to agree.

http://www.spectator.co.uk/arts-and-culture/all/5402013/does-anyone-like-3d.thtml

That was a good article, but I'm a little worried about Ebert. There were a lot of factual errors. For example, the 80's, not the 70's were the peak of 3-D sequels. And "The Stewardesses" hardly "fizzled"...it was a huge moneymaker. It also was softcore porn and certainly did not contain any "money shots".

And what the hell is he talking about here... "Pixar has technology that can convert any 2-D movie into 3-D from scratch; an ominous development, like the outrage of colorisation, that threatens existing films."


Yes, of course they can take a computer animated film and rerender it in 3D as they did with Toy Story, but he makes it sound like they can do it with Gone With The Wind.

ivankay
11-08-2009, 03:57 PM
Yes, of course they can take a computer animated film and rerender it in 3D as they did with Toy Story, but he makes it sound like they can do it with Gone With The Wind.

It is being done with Star Wars.

stinkbutt
11-08-2009, 04:04 PM
It is being done with Star Wars.

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l240/robo848/not_this_shit_again.jpg

rage patton
11-08-2009, 04:06 PM
I was just about to say the exact same thing. Ugh.

MissingPerson
11-08-2009, 04:10 PM
I'm watching War Inc.

It's terrible shit.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-08-2009, 04:16 PM
They've been working on transferring the original Star Wars trilogy into 3D for over 5 years. It's not a fly-by-night procedure. I know guys that have been working on it and say the bits they've seen look incredible.

I'm always down to see Star Wars on the big screen again...why not in 3D?

I don't really understand the argument against 3D saying that it adds nothing. Who cares if it adds nothing? If it looks good and is done well, its another tool like surround sound, another way to immerse the audience.

If you simply have trouble viewing 3D or personally you think it's distracting, I guess that that then. But to those of us that get enjoyment out of it, the argument that it's frivolous and therefore shouldn't be there is just silly

rage patton
11-08-2009, 04:17 PM
In case of Star Wars, its not about the 3D specifically. We all saw how George Lucas almost destroyed the original trilogy with the addition of the digital scenes... who knows what else he will do to the movie with this new technology.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-08-2009, 04:20 PM
yes, Lucas did made some stupid decisions in making the original trilogy "better"...but I'd hardly say he "almost destroyed it". The films are mostly intact save for specific changes. Anyway, despite Lucas saying the original movies will never be released on dvd, that's all bullshit. The man LOVES money. He knows what he's doing. Original prints will be available, probably on blu-ray, and they'll look great

Gribbz
11-08-2009, 04:35 PM
I hope George Lucas digitally replaces the light sabers with walkie-talkies.

stinkbutt
11-08-2009, 04:45 PM
Originals are already on dvd there are even sets that have both the new versions and the originals

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-08-2009, 04:54 PM
Originals are already on dvd there are even sets that have both the new versions and the originals

ah, didn't know that. Official releases or boots? I admittedly got pretty burned out on Star Wars and haven't followed anything for a few years. I was a huge SW nerd in high school and overdosed on it

stinkbutt
11-08-2009, 04:55 PM
Official

Monklish
11-08-2009, 04:57 PM
I think there's definitely got to be some kind of a concept for a movie in which 3-d would actually add to the environment and effectiveness of the storytelling, though I haven't really tried to think of what it would be. Space would be a good environment to do it in I suppose. Also the tunnel sequences in House Of Leaves could possibly only be done justice with 3-d capabilities, except that it's supposed to be pitch black everywhere and therefore it doesn't work.

SoulDischarge
11-08-2009, 04:58 PM
Anyone read that L.A. Times article on "the Room" being a cult movie sensation? I still have not seen it. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-et-the-room30-2009oct30,0,5667080.story?track=rss

So I finally got to watch it since Netflix finally started carrying it, and wow, it's just as bad as everyone says. It's on the same level as Troll 2. The soundboard (http://theroomsoundboard.com/) for it is amazing.

stinkbutt
11-08-2009, 05:02 PM
The rifftrax of The Room is probably the best they have ever done

god that movie is awful that guy actually bought all the cameras to film it

AlecEiffel
11-08-2009, 05:40 PM
There is no way that House of Leaves could be made into a decent movie.

MissingPerson
11-08-2009, 05:50 PM
House of Leaves is kind of like Watchmen or Silent Hill, in that the medium is an intrinsic part of the storytelling, but that does raise an interesting idea. A 3D version of something in that vein is a pretty clever idea.

mountmccabe
11-08-2009, 06:22 PM
So I finally got to watch it since Netflix finally started carrying it, and wow, it's just as bad as everyone says. It's on the same level as Troll 2. The soundboard (http://theroomsoundboard.com/) for it is amazing.

I was going to post about that in your cult/terrible movies thread.

I think the best part is that that guy is now trying to say that it was intended as a black comedy... which to me would be even worse than the truth which was that he was trying for a serious movie and failed miserably. If they were going for a black comedy they failed anyway.

malcolmjamalawesome
11-08-2009, 07:02 PM
What's Troll 2?

MissingPerson
11-08-2009, 07:04 PM
Any excuse:

HyophYBP_w4

Gribbz
11-08-2009, 07:07 PM
I want to give that little kid from Troll 2 an atomic wedgie.

malcolmjamalawesome
11-08-2009, 07:09 PM
I wonder if a cast of Troll 2 group costume would go over well ... I call Grandpa Seth in a mirror.

M Sparks
11-08-2009, 10:12 PM
It is being done with Star Wars.

Unless Pixar is doing it, it's not what he's talking about.

And I would imagine with Star Wars, they are going back to the original elements of the SFX scenes to do it. And most importantly, I would assume it's Lucas himself trying to fuck up his own work...again.

Ebert is comparing it to colorization. He's acting like Taxi Driver 3D is being worked on by some technician.

bmack86
11-08-2009, 10:30 PM
I wish there was an effective way to make House of Leaves into a movie. or some sort of immersive haunted house experience. I really want to reread that book.

BKsaysAction!
11-08-2009, 10:37 PM
House of Leaves is kind of like Watchmen or Silent Hill, in that the medium is an intrinsic part of the storytelling, but that does raise an interesting idea. A 3D version of something in that vein is a pretty clever idea.

Silent Hill I think could be done it was close last time just needed better actors. But I agree House of Leaves would be extremely difficult to condence to 2 to 3 hours. I'd say Mini Series for that one on showtime or HBO and that's how the watchmen should have been as well. House of leaves has all those layers and multi plots that could be explored better on television.

RedThom
11-08-2009, 10:42 PM
2 things
first

Everyone should get down with The Room. There are end of the month screenings and they rules balls


second

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Chris Smith has yet to let me down as a director.

MissingPerson
11-09-2009, 05:44 PM
Silent Hill I think could be done it was close last time just needed better actors.

It was fine, in that it connected the dots into more or less an approximation of the summary on the back of the PSone disc case. But it smacked of a story cobbled together after a single playthrough the game, and misses the core of the story.

The problem is that Silent Hill only really rears it's real face on the second playthrough. The intro sequence changes, items are scattered in different places, dialogue changes a little, and so on. Anyway, to spoil a whole bunch of the game for everybody:

On the second playthrough, it becomes apparent that the hero, Harry, is essentially trapped in an endless loop that the player is perpetuating. He doesn't know it - he thinks he's doing all of this for the first time - but the game makes it clear that this is at least his second lap through the plot. The only way for him to ever be free of it is if the player puts down the controller.

That's lost in the movie. It's the crux of Harry's entire story - and James' too, depending on the ending you get. If you watch a movie again, it's still the same movie; when you play Silent Hill again, the game goes out of it's way to let you know that this is not the same spin on the merry-go-round you had before, that you are actively complicit in the cycle.

There's no way to bring that to a movie. What made it to the screen was an incredible simplified version of the game that doesn't even touch the core idea of the thing. It would be like adapting House of Leaves, and just having a guy wander around in the dark for a bit.

unitedwesuck
11-09-2009, 06:22 PM
so anyways 2012 is actually suppose to be good...

M Sparks
11-09-2009, 07:32 PM
so anyways 2012 is actually suppose to be good...

It's a Roland Emmerich film. Your supposition is invalid.

When I see the trailer, in my mind, the entire movie is just 2 hours of trying to outrun crumbling earth. Until they wind up back where it started and there's nothing left. Then the camera pulls back into the universe and God says "Haw Haw" Muntz style.

MissingPerson
11-09-2009, 07:45 PM
I love a good apocalypse though. Not your post-apocalypsey shit, although I love that too. A proper apocalypse, where everybody knows they're going to die and just spend the running time waiting for it. They don't make 'em like that since old timey Twilight Zone.

humanoid
11-09-2009, 08:27 PM
so anyways 2012 is actually suppose to be good...

I don't know what this means

ivankay
11-09-2009, 08:28 PM
The trailer drives me nuts. How are they going to explain the plane flying so low to the ground other than to get an "OMG! A building almost hit a plane" shot? Did they have to fly close to the ground to pick up a dog they forgot? The whole world is going to shit, yet John Cusak can drive a limo full speed through it? Same thing bugged me when Tom Cruise was the only one who could drive away through the shit in War of the Worlds. i know they are disaster movies, so damn the logic; but your special effects crew should not dictate scenes to the point where they elicit "Come on!".

MissingPerson
11-09-2009, 08:29 PM
Did they have to fly close to the ground to pick up a dog they forgot?

This cracked me up.

rage patton
11-09-2009, 08:32 PM
I love a good apocalypse though. Not your post-apocalypsey shit, although I love that too. A proper apocalypse, where everybody knows they're going to die and just spend the running time waiting for it. They don't make 'em like that since old timey Twilight Zone.

Although I haven't seen this movie in a long time, I recall this is essentially what happened in Deep Impact. Pretty generic story, asteroid is on a collision course directly for earth, they try to stop it blah blah blah. But Im pretty sure what ends up happening is that they just give up and wait for the asteroid to hit. I remember it being a really good movie... but I haven't seen it in a long time.

SoulDischarge
11-09-2009, 08:34 PM
I love a good apocalypse though. Not your post-apocalypsey shit, although I love that too. A proper apocalypse, where everybody knows they're going to die and just spend the running time waiting for it. They don't make 'em like that since old timey Twilight Zone.

You should try to find a movie called Last Night, although it's not on DVD here, so I haven't seen it in nearly a decade, so maybe it actually sucks, but I remember enjoying the hell out of it.

MissingPerson
11-09-2009, 08:37 PM
Deep Impact was a lot better than it got credit for. Also worth seeing in the sadly limited waiting-for-certain-doom genre is On The Beach. Nobody stares down the end of the world quite like the Australians, since they're sort of there already.

amyzzz
11-10-2009, 07:50 AM
I finally saw Where the Wild Things Are Sunday, and it touched my soul. And that boy who played Max -- WOW.

AlecEiffel
11-10-2009, 08:39 AM
House of Leaves is unfilmable not because of it's story, which while complicated, could be done if it fell into the right hands. It's not a running time problem, or anything like that. The problem is that House of Leaves more than a story is an experiment with text and there is no way to convey that on film. I'm also of the opinion that it's a pretty cool story wrapped in some seriously over rated, cutesy, overly-clever, pseudo-intellectual bullshit.

atom heart
11-10-2009, 09:40 AM
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Young blood
11-10-2009, 09:45 AM
It looks like me on the indiana jones ride at disney land.

I <3 the ending.

humanoid
11-10-2009, 10:16 AM
I just wanna know how 2012 ends...everyone dies but Jon Cusack and his family? their pilot skillfully outmaneuvers Mayan Armageddon ?

MissingPerson
11-10-2009, 10:19 AM
I just wanna know how 2012 ends...everyone dies but Jon Cusack and his family? their pilot skillfully outmaneuvers Mayan Armageddon ?

Maybe they just fly ahead of the New Year's Day timezone for a bit and then die.

...

If that turns out to be it, I win.

bleep
11-10-2009, 10:20 AM
so that's what Amanda Peet has been up to. working on 2012.

AlecEiffel
11-10-2009, 10:23 AM
Hopefully 2012 will have as insane and batshit an ending as Knowing.

paulb
11-10-2009, 10:32 AM
Hopefully 2012 will have as insane and batshit an ending as Knowing.

Knowing had to be one of the worst movies ever made....once the movie became about aliens it was over.

humanoid
11-10-2009, 10:33 AM
Hopefully 2012 will have as insane and batshit an ending as Knowing.

I need to check out Knowing....I've started to appreciate Nicholas Cage in a whole new light after finally getting around to Vampire's Kiss...he brings the ridiculous like no one else can

Young blood
11-10-2009, 10:34 AM
I bet the kid that wants his 2 dollars survives.

humanoid
11-10-2009, 10:34 AM
Maybe they just fly ahead of the New Year's Day timezone for a bit and then die.

...

If that turns out to be it, I win.

I'm probably not really going to see 2012, but if I do, I'll keep you in mind so I can give you the proper credit if you're correct.

AlecEiffel
11-10-2009, 10:36 AM
Knowing had to be one of the worst movies ever made....once the movie became about aliens it was over.

Were they aliens? I thought they were supposed to be Angels. I guess it's open to interpretation. Fine art is like that.

paulb
11-10-2009, 10:43 AM
comon, the UFOs and shit, the weird rocks... I at least didnt like it at all.

rage patton
11-10-2009, 10:50 AM
iX6cfzDpd_o

Oh my fucking god. I just died. That was incredible. I want to give the person who made that a hug.

ivankay
11-10-2009, 11:47 AM
I bet the kid that wants his 2 dollars survives.

http://www.xenafan.com/movies/bod/images/johnny05.jpg

You don't fuck with this kid.

chairmenmeow47
11-10-2009, 01:23 PM
let's put this to rest. while the prawns in district 9 were "addicted" to cat food, it was FOOD and not a DRUG. in this interview, the director states they wanted a food delicacy akin to the cheesy puffs people in south africa carry around as a delicacy.


Q: The aliens in your movie, Prawns, are addicted to canned cat food. Where did that idea come from?

A: In South Africa you see a lot of people carrying around cheesy puffs, like this cheap one-dollar bag that's so big they carry it on their shoulder -- and that's like the delicacy for impoverished areas. Because I picked a lot of stimuli from Jo'burg, I wanted the aliens to have something like that. So [co-writer] Terri [Tatchell] said why not use cat food? We'd already come up with the name Prawn, and when she used to go prawning in Vancouver they'd bait the f-----g thing with cat food. [Laughs]

http://blogs.amctv.com/scifi-scanner/2009/08/neill-blomkamp-interview.php (http://blogs.amctv.com/scifi-scanner/2009/08/neill-blomkamp-interview.php)



and not sure if randy talked about this yet or not, but we saw "a serious man". i thought it was funny and i was compelled by the main character, but the beginning and end seemed to have completely nothing to do with the rest of the movie. i fully concede that i may just not have "gotten it", but it seemed kinda lame as a movie to me. great story without the beginning and end though.

Ardentbiscuit
11-10-2009, 01:44 PM
Most of the plot is posted in the Wiki entry for 2012. After reading it and seeing the ads I don't know how it could be good.

As for Deep Impact, I recall one scene where a kid is outrunning a tidal wave on a dirt bike. Ridiculous movie.

Both Troll 1 and 2 are awful. I just like the fact the lead characters are named Harry Potter Jr. & Sr in the first Troll.

I finally saw the Room. I really believe that he thought he was doing a masterpiece when he was making it. This whole black comedy thing is BS. So many scenes had me confused. For instance, when he is in bed with his woman having a pillow fight (presumably leading up to sex) the neighbor kid comes and jumps in bed with them and says he wants to watch. The kid gets kick out of the room and they don't even shut the door before they start getting it on. It's just crazy and creepy all the way through.

paulb
11-10-2009, 01:55 PM
Just watched the movie Spun.....fuck, I love Mickey Rourke's acting and anything done by Jonas Akerlund!

AlecEiffel
11-10-2009, 02:16 PM
let's put this to rest. while the prawns in district 9 were "addicted" to cat food, it was FOOD and not a DRUG. in this interview, the director states they wanted a food delicacy akin to the cheesy puffs people in south africa carry around as a delicacy.


Blomkamp gives a very superficial, base answer as to where the initial idea came from, and there is clearly more to it than that brief little blurb covers. I very seriously doubt that people, especially incredibly poor an impoverished people, would trade everything they had, including their only means to protect themselves, just for some cheesy puffs when other food is clearly more easily available to them. The cat food caused a chemical reaction specific to the alien's biology that were willing to do pretty much anything to experience. That sounds an awful lot like a drug addiction.

chairmenmeow47
11-10-2009, 02:45 PM
come on, look at the people who buy rims and get back to me.

you can be addicted to things other than drugs, trust me, i'm taking an entire course on addiction at the moment :p

AlecEiffel
11-10-2009, 02:57 PM
come on, look at the people who buy rims and get back to me.

you can be addicted to things other than drugs, trust me, i'm taking an entire course on addiction at the moment :p

I do understand what you're saying, and I would agree if the ingestion of the cat food didn't chemically alter them.

By the way, you are the best person on the board to have an argument with. You keep it civil.

humanoid
11-10-2009, 03:03 PM
By the way, you are the best person on the board to have an argument with. You keep it civil.

fuck you, why don't you cry about it


sorry, totally kidding....couldn't resist a tiny opportunity to make myself laugh while typing the dreadful essay I'm working on

AlecEiffel
11-10-2009, 03:05 PM
What's it on?

TomAz
11-10-2009, 03:29 PM
fSuylzFZXb4


Robert De Niro recently confessed in June, 2009 that the famous line "You talkin' to me?" was stolen from musician Bruce Springsteen. De Niro made the admission to Springsteen’s bandmate Clarence Clemons - who coached the actor to play the saxophone for the movie New York, New York. Clemons tells the New York Daily News, “(He) had been to one of our concerts and the audience was yelling out ‘Bruce!’ In those days, Bruce would stop onstage and say, ‘You talkin’ to me?’ De Niro was kind of channeling him."

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-10-2009, 04:25 PM
On the topic of District 9, here are some really cool recent blog posts from one of the concept artists that submitted drawings to WETA for the Prawn mechs

http://gregbroadmore.blogspot.com/

iv3rdawG
11-10-2009, 06:14 PM
Kick-Ass trailer:

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Young blood
11-10-2009, 06:27 PM
Kick-Ass trailer:

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Holy shit. That looks really fun. I have a feeling it will be a cult classic like ghost world.

It looks super violent too, from the comic-con trailer.

Young blood
11-10-2009, 06:31 PM
Damn. That was fast, 345 views and taken down.

iv3rdawG
11-10-2009, 06:46 PM
Edited above but will probably be taken down soon.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-10-2009, 06:53 PM
Holy shit. That looks really fun. I have a feeling it will be a cult classic like ghost world.

It looks super violent too, from the comic-con trailer.

the comic book (which I haven't read yet) was basically created for the sole purpose of being a movie, and from what i've heard it is incredibly violent and super dark. This trailer feels like it's pretty misleading as far as the tone goes

C DUB YA
11-11-2009, 07:30 AM
the trailer for the clash of the titans remake is out there now.

Monklish
11-11-2009, 07:36 AM
Blomkamp gives a very superficial, base answer as to where the initial idea came from, and there is clearly more to it than that brief little blurb covers. I very seriously doubt that people, especially incredibly poor an impoverished people, would trade everything they had, including their only means to protect themselves, just for some cheesy puffs when other food is clearly more easily available to them. The cat food caused a chemical reaction specific to the alien's biology that were willing to do pretty much anything to experience. That sounds an awful lot like a drug addiction.

Holy jumping dog shit, not even a precise quote from the director himself spelling out exactly what the intention and derivation of the cat food was is enough to convince this dizzy fuck.

AlecEiffel
11-11-2009, 11:46 AM
Oh, shut up.

C DUB YA
11-11-2009, 08:24 PM
Watched UP again in glorious Blu-Ray - that movie is just superb.

TallGuyCM
11-11-2009, 10:51 PM
Just got done watching Observe & Report. Good god that was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. A few minor laughs, but was just terrible overall. TERRIBLE. And some shitty band called City Wolf covering the Pixies' Where is My Mind in the final sequence to top it off.

I actually thought Paul Blart: Mall Cop had its funny moments and wasn't that bad overall. But this piece of shit? Easily the worst movie I've seen in years.

paulb
11-11-2009, 11:15 PM
agreed....as bad as The Spirit

Whiskers
11-11-2009, 11:18 PM
No way. The Spirit takes the cake. Observe and Report was pretty damn terrible... but The Spirit is a whole different level of awful.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-11-2009, 11:41 PM
Yeesh, I liked Observe & Report. I enjoy movies about people with severe mental problems though

TallGuyCM
11-11-2009, 11:56 PM
Oh, and I know someone who saw The Box today. Said it was really awful.

Mr.Nipples
11-12-2009, 12:31 AM
should i watch ballast

atom heart
11-12-2009, 07:06 AM
That Clash of the Titans trailer is unbelievably awful. Epileptic jump cuts to some canned heavy metal? I'm all for crazy monsters but I'd rather have them without the LOOK HOW BADASS WE ARE 300 slant.

schoolofruckus
11-12-2009, 08:54 AM
should i watch ballast

Absolutely.

wmgaretjax
11-12-2009, 09:34 AM
sweet. i'm gonna download ballast.

Gribbz
11-12-2009, 09:36 AM
So someone was giving me shit because I've never seen "V for Vendetta."

Good flick?

AlecEiffel
11-12-2009, 10:29 AM
No, not really.

amyzzz
11-12-2009, 10:30 AM
I liked it.

HandBanana
11-12-2009, 10:34 AM
V is like 3 or 4 fifths of a really good movie.

It's worth your time, just not as much of a milestone as the presence of Guy Fawkes masks online would lead you to believe.

I think it really struck a nerve amongst people that were unfamiliar with the manufactured consent government machinations schtick. Sorta like when everyone went nuts for Gosford Park because it was literally the first time they ever had any exposure to old skool class interactions.

AlecEiffel
11-12-2009, 10:43 AM
I think you pretty much hit it on the head there, HandBanana. It's an ok movie, but I think that most of the people who post in this thread regularly are a bit too intelligent for it to really blow their minds. It's nothing new. It's like Fight Club (only not as effective and not anywhere near as good) in that way, the mere idea of anarchism presented as something other than a post apocalyptic wasteland seems to really make seventeen year old pot heads feel deep.

Gribbz
11-12-2009, 10:44 AM
I think you pretty much hit it on the head there, HandBanana. It's an ok movie, but I think that most of the people who post in this thread regularly are a bit too intelligent for it to really blow their minds. It's nothing new. It's like Fight Club (only not as effective and not anywhere near as good) in that way, the mere idea of anarchism presented as something other than a post apocalyptic wasteland seems to really make seventeen year old pot heads feel deep.

Ahhh... suspicions confirmed.

HandBanana
11-12-2009, 10:48 AM
Still not a bad way to waste a couple hours on a sat afternoon tho.



And of course, this happens...


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2350/2270050871_9da0b71504_o.gif

AlecEiffel
11-12-2009, 10:55 AM
As if it wasn't bad enough that a Monopoly movie is being made, here is the writer talking about what the fucking thing is going to be like. Jesus Christ...


"I created a comedic, lovable loser who lives in Manhattan and works at a real estate company and he’s not very good at his job but he’s great at playing Monopoly. And the world record for playing is 70 straight days – over 1,600 hours – and he wanted to try to convince his friends to help him break that world record. They think he is crazy. They kid him about this girl and they're playing the game and there’s this big fight. And he’s holding a Chance card and after they’ve left he says, ‘Damn, I wanted to use that Chance card,’ and he throws it down. He falls asleep and then he wakes up in the morning and he’s holding the Chance card, and he thinks, ‘That’s odd.’"

Yes, this is all going where you think it is. Beddor continued:

"He’s all groggy and he goes down to buy some coffee and he reaches into his pocket and all he has is Monopoly money. All this Monopoly money pours out. He’s confused and embarrassed and the girl reaches across the counter and says, ‘That’s OK.’ And she gives him change in Monopoly money. He walks outside and he’s in this very vibrant place, Monopoly City, and he’s just come out of a Chance Shop. As it goes on, he takes on the evil Parker Brothers in the game of Monolopy. He has to defeat them. It tries to incorporate all the iconic imageries -- a sports car pulls up, there's someone on a horse, someone pushing a wheelbarrow -- and rich Uncle Pennybags, you're going to see him as the maître d' at the restaurant and he's the buggy driver and the local eccentric and the doorman at the opera. There's all these sight gags."

THIS GUY IS BEING PAID A LOT TO WRITE THIS AND RIDLEY SCOTT IS GOING TO DIRECT IT.

HandBanana
11-12-2009, 11:01 AM
OH NOES!!!

http://i30.tinypic.com/2lntk6v.jpg

Gribbz
11-12-2009, 11:05 AM
First of all, there's a MONOPOLY movie in the works? Second... Ridley Scott is directing it? How is he going to work in car chases and explosions into Monopoly?

Young blood
11-12-2009, 11:18 AM
The city melts when its left out in the sun for to long. Monopocalypse.

amyzzz
11-12-2009, 12:00 PM
We watched the first 3 Hellraiser movies, and I'm suprised by how much I liked the first one. The second one was OK, and had decent continuity with the first, but the third was just awful. I prefer the Pinhead character to be ominously brooding in the background with his torture devices and cenobite cohorts instead of actually speaking. I'm not sure if I should continue with the 5 remaining sequels since the series is having dminishing returns with each sequel. Anyone else like this series?

chairmenmeow47
11-12-2009, 12:06 PM
i predict that just like the game, 3/4ths of the audience will walk out of the monopoly move

humanoid
11-12-2009, 12:20 PM
i predict that just like the game, 3/4ths of the audience will walk out of the monopoly move

I wonder how many times people will think they're funny and try to pay for it with Monopoly money at the theater

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-12-2009, 12:56 PM
We watched the first 3 Hellraiser movies, and I'm suprised by how much I liked the first one. The second one was OK, and had decent continuity with the first, but the third was just awful. I prefer the Pinhead character to be ominously brooding in the background with his torture devices and cenobite cohorts instead of actually speaking. I'm not sure if I should continue with the 5 remaining sequels since the series is having dminishing returns with each sequel. Anyone else like this series?

you hit the nail on the head pretty good here, although i like the 2nd one just as much as the first, if only because it is so psychotically deranged and fucked up to no end. Hellraiser 1 and 2 are both really fin horror movies, filled to the brim with Clive Barker's really depraved views on society and sexuality

The third one is indeed AWFUL, but to me it's awful in the laughable sense that horror movies can get and is quite entertaining in that respect. There are some great kill scenes in the flick, but in this aspect from there the series starts to move into the category of the Friday the 13th series, where the movies are appreciated on the level of gore, kills, makeup, etc.

While NONE of the sequels should be thought of in the canon of the first two movies, some of the later straight-to-dvd releases are actually pretty entertaining horror movies

AlecEiffel
11-12-2009, 01:26 PM
Pinhead was never meant to be the central character, he was just one of the cenobites and no more important than any of the others.

If I remember correctly the second Hellraiser movie is based more directly on the book than the first?

amyzzz
11-12-2009, 01:28 PM
WE HAVE ALL OF ETERNITY TO KNOW YOUR FLESH.

M Sparks
11-12-2009, 02:44 PM
V is like 3 or 4 fifths of a really good movie.

Yup...sounds about right.


I think it really struck a nerve amongst people that were unfamiliar with the manufactured consent government machinations schtick.

It was a good time for it. People were really frustrated with Bush's reelection. I saw it 2 times in the theatre because it made be feel good, but I haven't really watched it much since.

M Sparks
11-12-2009, 02:53 PM
Ridley Scott is directing it? How is he going to work in car chases and explosions into Monopoly?

I went to a seminar by a guy who worked on Gladiator. Some actor asked "When we enter the arena, will there be a lot of smoke?"

Answer: "It's a Ridley Scott film."

TallGuyCM
11-12-2009, 03:13 PM
So I've got Seven Samurai coming from Netflix, just browsed the film page out of curiosity and it's fucking 208 minutes long!!!!!!!! I wasn't aware that I was gonna need an entire week to finish this film...;)

MissingPerson
11-12-2009, 03:32 PM
Hellraiser


you hit the nail on the head

Nobody? Nobody?

amyzzz
11-12-2009, 03:36 PM
HA. whoops. Good one.

Down Rodeo
11-12-2009, 03:47 PM
So I've got Seven Samurai coming from Netflix, just browsed the film page out of curiosity and it's fucking 208 minutes long!!!!!!!! I wasn't aware that I was gonna need an entire week to finish this film...;)

Don't worry, it's worth it.

humanoid
11-12-2009, 03:50 PM
I'm finally getting around to seeing Inglorious Basterds tonight...far too much stuff going on lately to keep up with recent movies, hope to begin catching up

also, gonna watch the Hurt Locker this weekend.....I know I'm far behind

chairmenmeow47
11-12-2009, 03:54 PM
excellent choices :)

HandBanana
11-12-2009, 03:57 PM
Fantastic Mr Fox opens this weekend.

That is all.

iv3rdawG
11-12-2009, 04:11 PM
Fantastic Mr. Fox is a lot of fun. Great animation and a stellar cast, along with an excellent mix of music. It's also really funny.

bleep
11-13-2009, 08:24 AM
i'm gonna go watch Precious today in the hopes that it'll purge the excess estrogen in my system. i hear it's a tear-jerker.

Alligator Bogaloo
11-13-2009, 09:00 AM
Fantastic Mr Fox opens this weekend.

That is all.

Not here, stupid Phoenix. We don't get it until the 26th.

JustSteve
11-13-2009, 09:08 AM
Just got done watching Observe & Report. Good god that was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. A few minor laughs, but was just terrible overall. TERRIBLE. And some shitty band called City Wolf covering the Pixies' Where is My Mind in the final sequence to top it off.

I actually thought Paul Blart: Mall Cop had its funny moments and wasn't that bad overall. But this piece of shit? Easily the worst movie I've seen in years.

i saw that in an empty theater out in indio the day before coachella this year because i had some time to kill. i would have walked out, but it was hot outside and the theater was air conditioned.

malcolmjamalawesome
11-13-2009, 09:34 AM
So wait, the consensus is that Observe and Report is WORSE than Paul Blart?

AlecEiffel
11-13-2009, 09:55 AM
Other than the fact that they are both about security gaurds, are they really comparable movies? They aren't really going for the same thing.

C DUB YA
11-13-2009, 11:24 AM
Yeah Fantasic Mr Fox is limited till Thanksgiving

RedThom
11-13-2009, 11:56 AM
So wait, the consensus is that Observe and Report is WORSE than Paul Blart?

I certainly hope not. Observe and Report was fucking awesome

Young blood
11-13-2009, 12:00 PM
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.


hahahahahahaha hahahahaha hahahahahahaha

RedThom
11-13-2009, 12:01 PM
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.


hahahahahahaha hahahahaha hahahahahahaha

on a scale from 0 to suck, how bad? I was expecting total shit show mixed in bad music tracks and poorly choreographed shoot outs.

Young blood
11-13-2009, 12:03 PM
There is no way Im spending my money on that shit show. I didnt even know there was a sequel until 10 min ago.

RedThom
11-13-2009, 12:05 PM
yeah, they were cutting it right by my work. I saw Troy Duffy chain smoking in different Irish labeled shirts almost daily driving home.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-13-2009, 12:12 PM
I certainly hope not. Observe and Report was fucking awesome

finally somebody making sense!

TallGuyCM
11-13-2009, 12:31 PM
So wait, the consensus is that Observe and Report is WORSE than Paul Blart?

Absolutely. But I find that Kevin James pulls off the 'I'm a fat guy making fun of myself' schtick better than Seth Rogen does.

Gribbz
11-13-2009, 12:34 PM
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.


hahahahahahaha hahahahaha hahahahahahaha

My thoughts exactly. Boondock Saints is the Citizen Kane for Frat boys.

RedThom
11-13-2009, 12:41 PM
My thoughts exactly. Borat is the Citizen Kane for Frat boys.

fixed

Gribbz
11-13-2009, 01:32 PM
My thoughts exactly. Boondock Saints is the Citizen Kane for Frat boys.

I would like to clarify. This movie wasn't bad per se. It is just easily one of the most overrated movies in history.

humanoid
11-13-2009, 01:36 PM
I would like to clarify. This movie wasn't bad per se. It is just easily one of the most overrated movies in history.

yeah, it was definitely entertaining when it came out 10 years ago, but the second life it took on as a cult classic didn't necessarily seem warranted

AlecEiffel
11-13-2009, 01:46 PM
Absolutely. But I find that Kevin James pulls off the 'I'm a fat guy making fun of myself' schtick better than Seth Rogen does.

But that isn't what Observe & Report is about.

TallGuyCM
11-13-2009, 02:19 PM
But that isn't what Observe & Report is about.

True. Observe & Report was just so bad that my brain hasn't even quantified the actual reasons it was.

Although I did get a good laugh at one part - when Rogen and Anna Faris' character are on the date and he busts out the clanazopan (sp?):

Faris: "I didn't you know you partied like this?"

Rogen: "Are you kidding? I party like this every 4-6 hours."

:rotfl :rotfl

roberto73
11-13-2009, 04:26 PM
finally somebody making sense!

I'm in this camp, too. The mistake is in thinking Observe and Report was intended to be a conventional, Seth Rogen/Judd Apatow comedy.

P.S. I know this wasn't an Apatow production. Just saying, when people see Rogen, they automatically (and understandably) expect Apatow stylings.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-13-2009, 05:32 PM
i was especially surprised at how amazingly brutal the fight scenes were. i was actually cringing a few times

TallGuyCM
11-13-2009, 06:15 PM
i was especially surprised at how amazingly brutal the fight scenes were. i was actually cringing a few times

That reminds me of part of why I hated the movie so much. Why would Liotta's character bring like 40 cops to apprehend Rogen just because he smashed a glass case in the makeup department? Idiotic.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-13-2009, 06:23 PM
He did that so that Seth Rogan could smash them all in the faces with a huge flashlight, DUH

RedThom
11-13-2009, 06:47 PM
That reminds me of part of why I hated the movie so much. Why would Liotta's character bring like 40 cops to apprehend Rogen just because he smashed a glass case in the makeup department? Idiotic.

He brought 40 cops because its a work of fiction.

roberto73
11-13-2009, 07:22 PM
That reminds me of part of why I hated the movie so much. Why would Liotta's character bring like 40 cops to apprehend Rogen just because he smashed a glass case in the makeup department? Idiotic.

I fucking hate Star Wars because the ships make noise in the vacuum of outer space. So unrealistic.

TallGuyCM
11-13-2009, 09:08 PM
I fucking hate Star Wars because the ships make noise in the vacuum of outer space. So unrealistic.

I can handle dumb. If it's for a reason. And that's a bad comparison roberto.

HowToDisappear
11-13-2009, 10:19 PM
We just saw An Education and really liked it. We were unfamiliar with Carey Mulligan - the young woman who plays the lead, Jenny - and we were quite impressed. She's genuinely lovely and charming. And Peter Sarsgaard always plays the smooth sleaze so well. The ending, unfortunately, is hurried and predictable, but all the performances are so good, it can be forgiven. Nice to see a coming of age movie about a smart girl, so smartly played.

chairmenmeow47
11-14-2009, 12:54 AM
I fucking hate Star Wars because the ships make noise in the vacuum of outer space. So unrealistic.

the whole force thing was totally spot on though.

roberto73
11-14-2009, 05:18 AM
I can handle dumb. If it's for a reason. And that's a bad comparison roberto.

The point is, lapses in reality have to at least work given the internal logic of the movie. 40 cops – or whatever – attacking Rogen's character completely makes sense in a movie where, among other things, he rides around the parking lot beating up skateboarders and shoots a flasher.

We accept scientific impossibility in Star Wars because it's a fantasy, so we also accept the unreality of Observe and Report because it is, in its own way, also a fantasy.


the whole force thing was totally spot on though.

Haha. Quite.

BlueDevil50
11-14-2009, 12:24 PM
Fuck you Ronnie!!! Why would I bomb Chick-fil-a? =)

RedThom
11-14-2009, 12:25 PM
"really?.. you're gonna keep goin after you fucked up my title?"

HandBanana
11-14-2009, 12:50 PM
Observe and Report was fucking ace.
If you like dark comedy.
And I do.

It's kind of amazing that its a wide release studio comedy, as dark as it is.

unitedwesuck
11-16-2009, 09:18 AM
So what does everyone think of 'The Road'
Hopefully it will be a better film then 2012 that's for sure.
Best movie of the year???

ivankay
11-16-2009, 09:27 AM
i saw Fantastic Mr. Fox last night and it was great. This is now my favorite Wes Anderson movie (before i would say that was Rushmore). The animation is super cool and the movie is very funny.

kroqken
11-16-2009, 06:44 PM
I saw Pirate Radio. It had good music and decent acting. However, the movie takes place in 1966 and some of the songs in the movie are from AFTER 1966.

BKsaysAction!
11-20-2009, 06:16 PM
I saw Pirate Radio. It had good music and decent acting. However, the movie takes place in 1966 and some of the songs in the movie are from AFTER 1966.

Don't you hate when that happends. Throws me out of the movie.

malcolmjamalawesome
11-20-2009, 06:37 PM
It's also my understanding that some of the music in 2012 actually is from after 2012.

Down Rodeo
11-23-2009, 12:16 AM
Bad Lieutenant is pretty great...wickedly funny in a lot of ways, bizarre in a wonderful Herzog sort of way, and Nicolas Cage gives an awesome performance. Look for him come Oscar time.

Monklish
11-23-2009, 01:34 AM
It's criminal to remake that.

bug on your lip
11-23-2009, 08:21 AM
Bad Lieutenant is pretty great...wickedly funny in a lot of ways, bizarre in a wonderful Herzog sort of way, and Nicolas Cage gives an awesome performance. Look for him come Oscar time.


they tend to only give nominations to guys who play a character with some level of retardation
women only get the nod if they play whores


sorry..it's just the way the Oscars work

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-23-2009, 09:34 AM
It's criminal to remake that.

my understanding is that is has extremely little to do with the original, to the point where Herzog has admitted to not only never seeing the original but not even being aware of its existence.

Apparently the studio slapped "bad Liutenant" on as the title later because of some plot similarities (that being a cop who does drugs) in a weird attempt to somehow create a franchise

chairmenmeow47
11-23-2009, 09:41 AM
i watched "why we fight" over the weekend (the documentary from a few years ago, not the WWII propaganda films. it was done really really well. the most impactful part is when eisenhower is comparing the costs of army equipment to other services, such as the cost of 1 bomber being equivalent to 30 modern schools. and that cheeseball from the think tank for a "new american century" or whatever really scared me.

stinkbutt
11-23-2009, 09:43 AM
I never finished that I had completely forgotten about actually. Is it good?

chairmenmeow47
11-23-2009, 09:47 AM
i think it's very good and i'm amazed at the people they got to speak.

AlecEiffel
11-23-2009, 09:51 AM
my understanding is that is has extremely little to do with the original, to the point where Herzog has admitted to not only never seeing the original but not even being aware of its existence.


I think Herzog was being facetious when he said that. He didn't say that until after Ferrara threateningly said "I wish these people die in hell. I hope they're all in the same street car and it blows up" about the people involved in the production. I think Herzog was just trying to fuel the fire with Ferrara by saying he had never heard of him or the original film, because A) it was funny and B) it was free publicity.

As far as the similarities are concerned, it seems Herzog is saying this is more comparable to a James Bond film (a separate, unconnected adventure featuring the same character) than a remake.

MissingPerson
11-23-2009, 10:14 AM
they tend to only give nominations to guys who play a character with some level of retardation

http://cdn-www.cracked.com/phpimages/photoshop/2/3/7/237_slide.jpg

atom heart
11-23-2009, 07:41 PM
By far the weirdest movie I have ever seen:
American Astronaut (http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=american%20astronaut&oe=utf-8&rls=com.ubuntu:en-US:unofficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv#q=american+astronaut&oe=utf-8&rls=com.ubuntu%3Aen-US%3Aunofficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv&qvid=american+astronaut&vid=1755372370190821647)

I don't know of anything that tried harder to be a consistent string of non sequiturs.

M Sparks
11-25-2009, 11:15 PM
I just saw A Serious Man.

Background on me...My wife lost her job last year and took another one for 40% less pay. We decided to move out of our financial black hole of a city and put our house up for sale. I also had major surgery last spring, and went through some huge personal changes.

Almost 18 months later, our house is finally about to close pending some FHA red tape, we are in the process of moving to a new city, and my wife starts a new job in a week with the same pay/responsibility of the one she lost.

Without giving any spoilers...holy shit...this was not the best choice of entertainment at this juncture of my life. Absolutely brutal ending. Great film, but...damn...

woogie846
11-26-2009, 02:12 AM
I got home and watched the last 30 minutes of Crash. I forgot what a terrible movie it is. Talk about being melodramatic...

Gribbz
11-26-2009, 10:57 AM
I was watching a movie last night and I saw a trailer for "Death at a Funeral." Looked pretty funny.

chairmenmeow47
11-26-2009, 02:15 PM
just watched the duelists. harvey keitel was great and it was filmed very well.

chairmenmeow47
11-26-2009, 02:15 PM
and i totally agree with woogie, FUCK crash.

Gribbz
11-26-2009, 02:35 PM
So Fantastic Mr. Fox was good? I have to admit, I'm a bit skeptical of an animated Wes Anderson film.

MissingPerson
11-26-2009, 06:20 PM
Nicolas Cage is a ridiculous actor.

MissingPerson
11-26-2009, 06:21 PM
I'm watching Wicker Man. Why, why am I watching Wicker Man?

Gribbz
11-26-2009, 06:25 PM
I'm watching Wicker Man. Why, why am I watching Wicker Man?

HOW'D IT GET BURNED? HOW'D IT GET BURNED?!?!?!??!

MissingPerson
11-26-2009, 06:26 PM
OMG IT'S THAT SCENE RIGHT NOW!

MissingPerson
11-26-2009, 06:26 PM
WHat the fuck.

Gribbz
11-26-2009, 06:27 PM
GET OFF...THE...BIKE.

MissingPerson
11-26-2009, 06:30 PM
Whole movie is just Cage running, cycling, swimming around and then yelling at lesbians.

bleep
11-26-2009, 06:32 PM
watched Precious. a solid film with good performances. but wow, what a depressing movie. not itching to re-watch it anytime soon. left me feeling gutted like Rosetta.

MissingPerson
11-26-2009, 06:35 PM
There really is a bizarre amount of woman-punching in this movie.

Gribbz
11-26-2009, 06:37 PM
There really is a bizarre amount of woman-punching in this movie.

I was just about to bring that up. I haven't actually seen the movie but just the random set of clips that makes fun of it.

Silence... and then BAM. Right in the kisser.

MissingPerson
11-26-2009, 06:39 PM
I've been taking a drink every time he hits a chick. I'm going blind.

Gribbz
11-26-2009, 06:41 PM
That movie is comedy gold. Unintentional comedy gold.

MissingPerson
11-26-2009, 06:43 PM
What the hell. I think this version must be censored? There's been no "Not the goddamned bees!" bit?

Gribbz
11-26-2009, 06:45 PM
That's... the best part.

MissingPerson
11-26-2009, 06:46 PM
I KNOW!

Gribbz
11-26-2009, 06:48 PM
I take it you're watching on tv? I'm glad you didn't go out and rent it.

MissingPerson
11-26-2009, 06:50 PM
Yeah. It's just over. It makes even less sense than the Youtube highlights suggest, particularly with whatever cutting was done in the last few scenes. Like, no sense, it made absolutely no sense. What?

Gribbz
11-26-2009, 06:55 PM
And the infamous bee scene was omitted?

:mad:

rage patton
11-26-2009, 06:57 PM
Wow. I suddently really want to watch Wicker Man. I never wanted to in the slightest bit... until right now.

MissingPerson
11-26-2009, 07:27 PM
It's... just... It...

KOpsbAUEe90

Gribbz
11-26-2009, 07:30 PM
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Take your stupid mask.

EDIT: The old lady clearly had it coming.

rage patton
11-26-2009, 07:36 PM
What... the.... fuck?

Gribbz
11-26-2009, 07:38 PM
There's really no need to see the movie now that you've seen that Josh.

bleep
11-27-2009, 01:32 PM
Fantastic Mr. Fox made me feel like a kid visiting Disneyland for the first time. nearly perfect film, my favorite of this year by far. also the only Wes Anderson film i can truly say i love.