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TallGuyCM
02-17-2010, 12:23 AM
Just from the trailer alone, you could tell it was far-fetched. The kid from That 70s Show would NEVER land Anne Hathaway in real life. NEVER.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
02-17-2010, 12:25 AM
actually you should see how ripped Topher is now. He doesn't really even look like the same person

he already got to be with Scarlett Johannson in a flick, that's more far-fetched to me than Hathaway

EDIT: you've somehow made a negative point about this movie that has myriad ludicrocrous moments and concepts that I didn't have a problem with necessarily

TallGuyCM
02-17-2010, 12:27 AM
Out of respect for Gabe and his thread, I won't start rampantly posting Anne Hathaway pics to prove you wrong. But I'm tempted. Very tempted.

lickety_spit
02-17-2010, 02:00 AM
you guys up for some reggae tonight?

humanoid
02-17-2010, 10:37 AM
I think i'm much more interested in really badass, feral, monstery werewolves than I am in wolfmen

it's okay, you can say that you loved Twilight: New Moon

sbessiso
02-17-2010, 04:16 PM
He was fucking great in Things We Lost in the Fire; I'd go so far as to say it was one of the best performances of the last decade. Of course, his work was marginalized because the movie around him was pretty weak. Still....it's worth watching just to see him at the top of his game.

Che, on the other hand, is an all-around masterful film (in addition to being a masterful showcase for BDT). The Criterion disc just came out a couple weeks ago. Step to it.

Im adding both films to my queue. Interesting to hear that about TWLITF, I should have known Benicio was awesome in it, I just brushed it off as another Halle Berry melodrama

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
02-17-2010, 05:28 PM
you guys up for some reggae tonight?

Took me a bit to get that. I just rewatched it like 2 months ago. Blues Hammer always especially cracks me the fuck up.

schoolofruckus
02-17-2010, 06:26 PM
Im adding both films to my queue. Interesting to hear that about TWLITF, I should have known Benicio was awesome in it, I just brushed it off as another Halle Berry melodrama

Well, I mean - it is that, so know that going in. It just happens to also feature one world-class performance (and actually, Alison Lohman is good in it too even though she doesn't have a huge role).

Down Rodeo
02-18-2010, 02:29 AM
I just watched Hunger....incredible and harrowing film. I loved the dialogue scene between Bobby Sands and the priest.

Down Rodeo
02-19-2010, 12:43 AM
Anyone checking out Shutter Island tomorrow? I'll be there for sure...Scorsese has yet to let me down with one of his films. This one seems a bit....different from his usual fare.

schoolofruckus
02-20-2010, 01:14 AM
I had a hard time picking my worst movie of 2009, eventually settling on Watchmen. But if I had seen (500) Days of Summer before the end of the year, it would have been my runaway choice. Jesus, what a piece of shit that was. It wasn't all unforgivable - there were a few scenes that had at least a rudimentary emotional understanding of the characters - but FUCK was it bad. The first 30 minutes had me wondering "Is this potentially worse than Juno???" That tells you all you need to know, even if it relatively improved later on.

schoolofruckus
02-20-2010, 01:16 AM
Anyone checking out Shutter Island tomorrow? I'll be there for sure...Scorsese has yet to let me down with one of his films. This one seems a bit....different from his usual fare.

Jen and I are planning to see it on Sunday. Scorsese isn't completely bulletproof to me (The Aviator sucked, and his previous film that seems most Shutter Island-y - that would be Cape Fear - is among my least favorite in his oeuvre), but I will always walk into one of his films with crossed fingers. Even if the trailer (and Leo's Cahstnah-in-Thirteen Wicked Days accent) looks sad.

juloxx
02-20-2010, 01:22 AM
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Monklish
02-20-2010, 01:23 AM
I had a hard time picking my worst movie of 2009, eventually settling on Watchmen. But if I had seen (500) Days of Summer before the end of the year, it would have been my runaway choice. Jesus, what a piece of shit that was. It wasn't all unforgivable - there were a few scenes that had at least a rudimentary emotional understanding of the characters - but FUCK was it bad. The first 30 minutes had me wondering "Is this potentially worse than Juno???" That tells you all you need to know, even if it relatively improved later on.

Dude, there is no fucking way in hell that 500 Days was worse than Watchmen. Please.

juloxx
02-20-2010, 01:28 AM
Watchmen wasnt exactly bad, but I read tha comic and the movie was just such a disappointment compared to the comic. I know I sound like a nerd but the comic was just too dope

lickety_spit
02-20-2010, 01:46 AM
Took me a bit to get that. I just rewatched it like 2 months ago. Blues Hammer always especially cracks me the fuck up.

"if you like authentic blues, you gotta check out Blues Hammer. they're so great." haha. i've been watching this before bed all week.

Down Rodeo
02-20-2010, 02:34 AM
I have to say Shutter Island was pretty dope. It's not prime Scorsese by any means (Gabe's analogy to Cape Fear is pretty apt), but it's a damn fun ride and visually splendid, as most Scorsese films are. The soundtrack is also chock full of avant-garde 20th century music, which I certainly appreciated. It seems like he was going for a Hitchcockian vibe, which I guess we can debate at a later time.

BKsaysAction!
02-20-2010, 02:36 AM
Just got back from Shutter Island and I have to say I liked it. Sure, I'm a sucker for Noirs and it's not scorsese's best, but god was it a beautiful film to look at (the dream sequences alone made the movie for me). I might have to give it a second viewing.

schoolofruckus
02-20-2010, 08:32 AM
Dude, there is no fucking way in hell that 500 Days was worse than Watchmen. Please.

The acting in (500) Days was certainly better than Watchmen (note: so is the acting in your average episode of "Secret Life of the American Teenager"). But otherwise, (500) Days was a disaster. Have you even seen it?

It's the kind of superficial-indie dreamboat, overtly-Graduate-piggybacking romantic movie that made Zack Braff a star. And it wasn't just me - Jen will pardon a hell of a lot of movie flaws if the central love story works, and yet we both kept pausing the film every 15 minutes to talk about how much it sucked. We decided to institute a drinking game towards the end - a shot for every dopey indie music cue. We only had a warm bottle of Seagram's 7 in the house, so after one shot with no chaser we decided to stop. But I said "that's a shame, because there will probably be 6-8 songs over the last 18 minutes of this film". And there were, in fact, six more.

It's also the kind of movie that feels like it was conceived by some token indie kid who's never had a real relationship, but is always starting some Zooey Deschanel thread around here. I'm not talking about any person in particular (I mean it - I can't even name any of the people who have done this), but every three months, it feels like somebody's starting a thread about Zooey, as if they've just discovered somebody that the rest of us didn't notice when we watched Almost Famous ten years ago. Well, now one of those guys is a director, and after this one, he's going to go fuck up Spiderman. I'm really glad I'm not too attached to that character.

The other thing to remember is that I've been an officer in the Joseph Gordon-Levitt fan club for the past 5 years, ever since I saw Mysterious Skin. I genuinely want his movies to be good, because I think he can be a great actor. But when the first scene of the movie that rings even remotely true is the one in which he's fallen in love, and he walks outside in the morning and suddenly breaks into a choreographed dance with a street full of people and a cartoon bird, I start saying thank you prayers for the fact that I'm watching it in a first-story apartment.

Monklish
02-20-2010, 09:47 AM
The acting in (500) Days was certainly better than Watchmen (note: so is the acting in your average episode of "Secret Life of the American Teenager"). But otherwise, (500) Days was a disaster. Have you even seen it?

It's the kind of superficial-indie dreamboat, overtly-Graduate-piggybacking romantic movie that made Zack Braff a star. And it wasn't just me - Jen will pardon a hell of a lot of movie flaws if the central love story works, and yet we both kept pausing the film every 15 minutes to talk about how much it sucked. We decided to institute a drinking game towards the end - a shot for every dopey indie music cue. We only had a warm bottle of Seagram's 7 in the house, so after one shot with no chaser we decided to stop. But I said "that's a shame, because there will probably be 6-8 songs over the last 18 minutes of this film". And there were, in fact, six more.

It's also the kind of movie that feels like it was conceived by some token indie kid who's never had a real relationship, but is always starting some Zooey Deschanel thread around here. I'm not talking about any person in particular (I mean it - I can't even name any of the people who have done this), but every three months, it feels like somebody's starting a thread about Zooey, as if they've just discovered somebody that the rest of us didn't notice when we watched Almost Famous ten years ago. Well, now one of those guys is a director, and after this one, he's going to go fuck up Spiderman. I'm really glad I'm not too attached to that character.

The other thing to remember is that I've been an officer in the Joseph Gordon-Levitt fan club for the past 5 years, ever since I saw Mysterious Skin. I genuinely want his movies to be good, because I think he can be a great actor. But when the first scene of the movie that rings even remotely true is the one in which he's fallen in love, and he walks outside in the morning and suddenly breaks into a choreographed dance with a street full of people and a cartoon bird, I start saying thank you prayers for the fact that I'm watching it in a first-story apartment.

No argument about the fact that it falls into the category of fairly unrealistic indie music romance. That being said, I thought it handled the romance aspect a good deal better than most of its competition in that it went against the initial message of serendipity. You say that it plays out like it's written by a guy who never actually gets laid, but that's kinda exactly the point. Levitt's character in this IS dorks like Boourns or whoever--the idea is that the dude has all these romantic notions in his head and when he finally actually lands a halfway attractive girl who listens to some current indie music he falls madly in love with her and expects they're going to get married.

Nothing about that is unrealistic. That is, in fact, EXACTLY what happens when some girl finally throws a kid like that a stitch of pussy. And then she notices that he's way too in love with her and tries to pull away and it takes him several months to notice what's happening, and finally she goes off and has a real relationship with someone else who isn't a sycophant. Nothing whatsoever about that really played as unrealistic to me. You can say it was uninteresting, unromantic, blah blah blah, but not unrealistic.

I thought the plot device of jumping back and forth through the number of days was intrusive at first but ultimately it made for a decently effective method of time-shift that allowed you to not fuck up the story. Levitt is, as always, annoying as shit, and Zooey is, as always, not much of an actress at all, but whattaya gonna do.

To even contend for a moment that that fucking movie rivals the absolutely bottomless shit show that was Watchmen is out of the question.

corbo
02-20-2010, 10:24 AM
i like the way Los Angeles was shot in (500) Days of Summer. The story wasn't horrible. I do agree with schoolofruckus that the constant indie music interruptions got old after a while. if it didnt try so hard to be a hipster movie i wouldve liked it more.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
02-20-2010, 10:41 AM
I watched Moon last night...it was not what i was expecting at all! I really liked it. Sam Rockwell is so great.

Monklish
02-20-2010, 10:43 AM
Also, I watched Psych with Kevin Spacey last night. Holy jumping dog shit, that might be the most unbearably overwrought Crash ripoff I've ever witnessed. I finally had to turn it off when I decided that I just couldn't take any more melodrama, and I was expecting it to be somewhere within the last 10 minutes based on what a downer it had been for the last hour and a half. But no. There was still 25 minutes of crying and suicide ahead. Fuck me.

humanoid
02-20-2010, 11:09 AM
There was still 25 minutes of crying and suicide ahead. .


a microcosmic representation of many lives around here

wmgaretjax
02-20-2010, 11:37 AM
I just watched Hunger....incredible and harrowing film. I loved the dialogue scene between Bobby Sands and the priest.

That scene was unbelievable. About half way through it I started to wonder if it was the second act of three. I'm glad I was right. Structurally it was really simple, but it came off brilliantly.

schoolofruckus
02-20-2010, 01:05 PM
No argument about the fact that it falls into the category of fairly unrealistic indie music romance. That being said, I thought it handled the romance aspect a good deal better than most of its competition in that it went against the initial message of serendipity. You say that it plays out like it's written by a guy who never actually gets laid, but that's kinda exactly the point. Levitt's character in this IS dorks like Boourns or whoever--the idea is that the dude has all these romantic notions in his head and when he finally actually lands a halfway attractive girl who listens to some current indie music he falls madly in love with her and expects they're going to get married.

Nothing about that is unrealistic. That is, in fact, EXACTLY what happens when some girl finally throws a kid like that a stitch of pussy. And then she notices that he's way too in love with her and tries to pull away and it takes him several months to notice what's happening, and finally she goes off and has a real relationship with someone else who isn't a sycophant. Nothing whatsoever about that really played as unrealistic to me. You can say it was uninteresting, unromantic, blah blah blah, but not unrealistic.

I thought the plot device of jumping back and forth through the number of days was intrusive at first but ultimately it made for a decently effective method of time-shift that allowed you to not fuck up the story. Levitt is, as always, annoying as shit, and Zooey is, as always, not much of an actress at all, but whattaya gonna do.

To even contend for a moment that that fucking movie rivals the absolutely bottomless shit show that was Watchmen is out of the question.

Sometimes I forget how much I like to discuss movies with you when you actually, you know, watch them.

Jennie was a bigger fan of the way it ended than I was, and she said many of the same things you did. She also pointed out - and I agree even though I bitched about this because it's played-out as a reference point - that the use of The Graduate actually had some thought behind it. When I think about what she and you have both said now, I agree. I was pretty repelled by the self-conscious quirk and blatant indie sycophant fantasy, and getting drunk (we were having wine simultaneously with trying to do shots) didn't help in terms of trying to shed that perception as the film improved. It also would have helped if the film had formally done the same thing - like, for example, maybe when the bubble of this kid's misinterpreted Morrissey romantic ideal gets burst, the film could have ceased trying to tell me what's on Mark Webb's iPod. As it played, it feels like it's trying to tell me a lesson while showing me that it hasn't really learned anything.

I guess there's a chance that it might not have been a worse viewing experience than Watchmen. Am I ever going to watch either of them again? Absolutely not. So I'm afraid (500) Days will have to live in infamy.

Monklish
02-20-2010, 01:11 PM
Sometimes I forget how much I like to discuss movies with you when you actually, you know, watch them.

Jennie was a bigger fan of the way it ended than I was, and she said many of the same things you did. She also pointed out - and I agree even though I bitched about this because it's played-out as a reference point - that the use of The Graduate actually had some thought behind it. When I think about what she and you have both said now, I agree. I was pretty repelled by the self-conscious quirk and blatant indie sycophant fantasy, and getting drunk (we were having wine simultaneously with trying to do shots) didn't help in terms of trying to shed that perception as the film improved. It also would have helped if the film had formally done the same thing - like, for example, maybe when the bubble of this kid's misinterpreted Morrissey romantic ideal gets burst, the film could have ceased trying to tell me what's on Mark Webb's iPod. As it played, it feels like it's trying to tell me a lesson while showing me that it hasn't really learned anything.

I guess there's a chance that it might not have been a worse viewing experience than Watchmen. Am I ever going to watch either of them again? Absolutely not. So I'm afraid (500) Days will have to live in infamy.

What I think this is is more of a case of the movie having hit a nerve particular to us because we actually like indie music. If you like this shit to begin with this kind of shit is incredibly annoying, but ultimately it's important to look back and analyze how important this stuff is objectively. It's really annoying to us, but is that really the bulk of the movie? No. You can no more hate 500 Days just for the indie music shit than you can hate Watchmen JUST for the blue cocks.

humanoid
02-20-2010, 01:32 PM
more blue cocks may have improved Watchmen...who knows?

Ha.SK
02-21-2010, 09:32 AM
saw shutter island....i was dissapointed for the first half of the movie and even thought to myself that i probably wouldnt sit and watch this again.
was i so fucking wrong. so far best movie of 2010.

bobert
02-21-2010, 04:10 PM
I really liked Shutter Island also. It had many flaws but was still enormously entertaining. As Gabe pointed out, Leo's Boston accent left much to be desired, but there's something about that particular accent that always makes it sound like a bad Kennedy impression even if said actor is actually from Boston (Matt Damon). That said, I thought that this was one of Dicaprio's greatest performances. He really excels at playing strong, defiant characters on the brink of cracking up, and this film really plays to his strengths. Also some great cameos by Max Von Sydow and Ted Levine, among others.

I also watched the movie Triangle last night on DVD. Had no clue what it was about and had zero expectations, and was pleasantly surprised. Definitely worth a watch.

schoolofruckus
02-21-2010, 04:34 PM
Good to hear. Jen and I are leaving to see it now. Fingers crossed.

mountmccabe
02-21-2010, 09:52 PM
When you say warm Seagram's do you mean it was significantly greater than room temperature or that you normally drink your whiskey chilled?

schoolofruckus
02-22-2010, 06:10 AM
I take my beverages on the rocks, like a gentlemen.

Also - I forgot about Bruno. That was by FAR the worst '09 movie I saw. I turned it off after 40 minutes because it was so brutal.

schoolofruckus
02-22-2010, 06:22 AM
Also, Shutter Island was good. It was a bit workman-esque - as are most mysteries that use a twist ending to tie up every loose end and leave you very little to consider on your way out of the theater. But Scorsese is obviously a technical master par excellence, so the film never lacks for entertainment. As gorgeous as the photography is, the audio here is what really stands out. I feel like you could play this film over the radio and it would work nearly as well because of how good the sound design and score are.

malcolmjamalawesome
02-22-2010, 06:24 AM
Has nobody seen Human Centipede yet?

Monklish
02-22-2010, 11:50 AM
Also, Shutter Island was good. It was a bit workman-esque - as are most mysteries that use a twist ending to tie up every loose end and leave you very little to consider on your way out of the theater. But Scorsese is obviously a technical master par excellence, so the film never lacks for entertainment. As gorgeous as the photography is, the audio here is what really stands out. I feel like you could play this film over the radio and it would work nearly as well because of how good the sound design and score are.

Bet I can guess what the ending was.

chairmenmeow47
02-22-2010, 12:19 PM
Also, Shutter Island was good. It was a bit workman-esque - as are most mysteries that use a twist ending to tie up every loose end and leave you very little to consider on your way out of the theater. But Scorsese is obviously a technical master par excellence, so the film never lacks for entertainment. As gorgeous as the photography is, the audio here is what really stands out. I feel like you could play this film over the radio and it would work nearly as well because of how good the sound design and score are.

did you feel like you had already seen the entire movie already just by watching the trailers? that is why i refuse to see it; the trailers seem to spell out the entire movie for you.

bobert
02-22-2010, 12:29 PM
did you feel like you had already seen the entire movie already just by watching the trailers? that is why i refuse to see it; the trailers seem to spell out the entire movie for you.

The trailers don't give anything away, honestly.

schoolofruckus
02-22-2010, 12:40 PM
I felt like I had seen the first half hour of the movie from the trailers. But it's pretty goddamn long and there's a lot of plot that wasn't disclosed.

That said, Randy's right - you can probably guess exactly where it's going.

Monklish
02-22-2010, 01:15 PM
I got a hundred bucks that says at the end Leo is just another crazy convict. Right?

DruggyFestivalGuy
02-22-2010, 01:16 PM
^^ Seems likely.

Monklish
02-22-2010, 01:18 PM
And the reason he's crazy is that he imagines he's a cop and shit. Right. Thanks Marty.

bobert
02-22-2010, 01:19 PM
I got a hundred bucks that says at the end Leo is just another crazy convict. Right?

Wrong. He finds out that he and Tyler Durden are actually the same person. A one man fist-fight ensues.

schoolofruckus
02-22-2010, 01:25 PM
Wrong. We find out that he was actually Matt Damon.

amyzzz
02-22-2010, 01:29 PM
goddamnit

Ha.SK
02-22-2010, 01:32 PM
Ha. This is fucked up.

Monklish
02-22-2010, 01:35 PM
So I was right. Awesome.

amyzzz
02-22-2010, 01:36 PM
I need to scramble my brains and forget that.

schoolofruckus
02-22-2010, 01:42 PM
So I was right. Awesome.

I do believe that both Bobby and I said that you weren't.

Mr. Dylanja
02-22-2010, 01:55 PM
Awesome.

schoolofruckus
02-22-2010, 02:12 PM
Anyone who thinks a Scorsese movie would resort to some Beautiful Mind rip-off as its big reveal is out of their mind.

malcolmjamalawesome
02-22-2010, 02:13 PM
Anyone who thinks a Scorsese movie would resort to some Beautiful Mind rip-off as its big reveal is out of their mind.

Hey spoiler alert motherfucker

AlecEiffel
02-22-2010, 02:13 PM
Here are some snippets from Vern's review of Shutter Island.


SHUTTER ISLAND is alot like JURASSIC PARK. Outside experts are called in to a remote island where some unusual shit goes down. They’re shown the operation, the security setup, the layout. Then there’s a big ass storm so they can’t get off the island, the electric fences go down and the captives get loose and it’s bedlam. But it’s the criminally insane instead of dinosaurs, and it’s the guy who plays GANDHI instead of the director of GANDHI who’s their guide on the island. There are other minor differences, like for example this one is less about people staring in awe at dinosaurs and more about piecing together the traumatic events that haunt the hero, and figuring out how they tie into this mystery which unfolds in a surreal horror movie atmosphere and within the context of the 1950s, with the lingering horrors of WWII still in people’s minds as well as the fear of the hydrogen bomb and of communism, and most importantly during the psychiatric community’s bumpy transition from barbaric surgical methods to more modern psychotropic drugs and verbal forms of therapy. Otherwise though it’s pretty much the exact same movie, a blatant ripoff.


The director is Martin Scorsese, the guy who did those movies with Robert Deniro. To be honest I wouldn’t say this was one of his best, but compared to your usual movie directing chumps you got going around these days it’s a fuckin masterwork. For example I liked it better than LAW ABIDING CITIZEN or SORORITY ROW. Of the other JURASSIC PARK movies I would say it is on par with parts 1 and 2 and definitely much better than part 3 even though that one did have pterodactyls. just my 2 cents.

schoolofruckus
02-22-2010, 02:19 PM
Hey spoiler alert motherfucker

Do I need a spoiler alert to debunk a silly suggestion?

malcolmjamalawesome
02-22-2010, 02:20 PM
Do I need a spoiler alert to debunk a silly suggestion?

I meant for A Beautiful Mind.

Monklish
02-22-2010, 02:21 PM
I do believe that both Bobby and I said that you weren't.

Bullfuckingshit. It's something absolutely along those lines.

schoolofruckus
02-22-2010, 02:27 PM
Bullfuckingshit. It's something absolutely along those lines.

You won't see it, so you'll never know.


I meant for A Beautiful Mind.

Tee hee.

Monklish
02-22-2010, 02:29 PM
I'll see it. Bet me a thousand dollars that there's not a big "BUT WAS HE REALLY A PATIENT?" moment at the end. Do it.

schoolofruckus
02-22-2010, 03:15 PM
I'll see it. Bet me a thousand dollars that there's not a big "BUT WAS HE REALLY A PATIENT?" moment at the end. Do it.

Bet accepted. I need an extra grand to spend on Vincent Gallo merch.

Note: Serious about accepting the bet. Not serious about blowing it on Gallo (that's what she said).

Monklish
02-22-2010, 03:18 PM
Well you asshole. Now I have to actually watch this piece of shit. Fortunately it's already streaming. Gonna go watch and them come back here to bitchslap you.

ballroomdancer22
02-22-2010, 04:07 PM
SPOILER






Leo finds out he's been dead the entirety of the movie







END SPOILER

bobert
02-22-2010, 04:16 PM
Well you asshole. Now I have to actually watch this piece of shit. Fortunately it's already streaming. Gonna go watch and them come back here to bitchslap you.

Call me old fashioned, but I think Scorsese movies are best enjoyed on the big screen.

ballroomdancer22
02-22-2010, 04:19 PM
yes, shutter island better than other release within the last few weeks

stfu

otherwise go watch 'valentine's day'

Sushov23
02-22-2010, 04:21 PM
Did anyone in here read the book(shutter island)? does the film stray from the book?

PotVsKtl
02-22-2010, 04:23 PM
The Departed is best enjoyed with an icepick inside of your frontal lobe.

hawkingvsreeve
02-22-2010, 04:30 PM
Wrong. He finds out that he and Tyler Durden are actually the same person. A one man fist-fight ensues.

Ha. I watched that last night.

bobert
02-22-2010, 04:37 PM
The Departed is best enjoyed with an icepick inside of your frontal lobe.

Well then Shutter Island should be right up your alley, Pot, since lobotomies figure so prominently into the plot that your sad, joyless outlook on life may not be an issue.

roberto73
02-22-2010, 04:38 PM
Did anyone in here read the book(shutter island)? does the film stray from the book?

I'm reading it right now. I'm about a third of the way through, and so far it's remarkably faithful. I saw the movie on Friday, and a lot of the dialogue was lifted straight from the page.

PotVsKtl
02-22-2010, 04:38 PM
My sense of humor wasn't the issue with Departed. I think it may have in fact been the movie that was the issue.

hawkingvsreeve
02-22-2010, 04:41 PM
And Marky Marks ridiculous Boston accent and overacting.

bobert
02-22-2010, 04:43 PM
My sense of humor wasn't the issue with Departed. I think it may have in fact been the movie that was the issue.

You're right, Pot. Come to think of it I remember you cracking a few jokes round these parts. I've edited my previous post to reflect this.

PotVsKtl
02-22-2010, 04:48 PM
I'm not sure where you're going with this skit but I'll play along until the big reveal.

J~$$$$
02-22-2010, 04:51 PM
I <3 jew jokes.

roberto73
02-22-2010, 05:10 PM
I'm not sure where you're going with this skit but I'll play along until the big reveal.

If it turns out that water's your weakness, I'm demanding a refund.

schoolofruckus
02-22-2010, 05:18 PM
If you don't end at the bottom of the ocean, I will never forgive you.

iv3rdawG
02-22-2010, 05:19 PM
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/4789/houseofthedevilj.jpg

I loved it. Wow, I went in not knowing much but hearing about it being a throwback to 80s horror films and it hits all the right notes perfectly. The opening credits are so good. Jocelin Donahue, who plays Samantha, is excellent in the lead role and she really carries the movie. For the last half of the movie she is pretty much all by herself and in that time you really start to relate with her and get comfortable with the movie. I also loved Greta Gerwig as her best friend Megan. Their relationship really felt established even in the first scene they had together at the pizza place, so it just had the rest of the time to grow (plus, she was pretty funny). Bringing it back to Jocelin Donahue though, I'll be really surprised if she doesn't get more roles from this film. Ti West really built the tension nicely and just pulled it throughout the entire movie. I liked how the film just didn't go for cheap scares when they could have, but instead gave a little scare every twenty or so minutes (at least it felt like that) throughout the last half of the movie, and leaving the first half to just character and plot development and really nothing else though surprisingly, that works really well. As I touched on earlier, the 80s setting is really great, and I loved all the little touches that West had throughout the film, like how Sam always listened to her walkman (see below). If you haven't heard of it, check it out. I'd recommend not looking at the IMDb page, Wikipedia, pictures or even the trailer if you can. It also has some of the greatest posters created in recent memory. Some stellar performances by rather unknown actors and a fun, tense ride.

And this scene was fantastic:

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ivankay
02-22-2010, 08:07 PM
yes, shutter island better than other release within the last few weeks

stfu

otherwise go watch 'valentine's day'

Tis the season for meh movies. Unfortunately i went into Shutter Island with that thriller / spooky expectation and experienced none of that. On the positive: great Leo performance and great photography. Glad i saw it and agree with putting it with a Cape Fear double feature, but no wai does it come close to being as good. Cape Fear has tension and edge of your seat moments. Unfortunately Shut Eye Island does not. Maybe my perspective will change when i view it minus the expectations set up for me by the trailer, but that's how i feel now.

BobbyJoe
02-22-2010, 08:15 PM
God, Shutter Island was so disappointing.

Great acting, beautifully shot, sunken by an absolute shit script. Without giving anything away, the lady "doctor's" long winded speech about how important the brain is and how they're experimenting on the brain, and the things you can do to the brain, etc, etc, followed by Leo DiCaprio's response of "wait....you're talking about the brain?" pretty much sums up the film's dialogue. Between lines like that and characters showing up merely to throw up a paragraph of exposition, I felt like I was being continuously bludgeoned over the head by someone's shoe.

And that's to say nothing of the plot...

BobbyJoe
02-22-2010, 08:22 PM
And I'm glad I discovered this thread. People seem like they're actually trying to form intelligent opinions about film. Always a good discussion topic.

Monklish
02-22-2010, 08:27 PM
I'm halfway through Shutter Island and it fucking sucks.

BobbyJoe
02-22-2010, 08:31 PM
I'm halfway through Shutter Island and it fucking sucks.

*Spoiler*

And you're going to take that guy you had the "bet" with to the cleaners...ha.

wmgaretjax
02-22-2010, 10:25 PM
The Departed was really overwrought.

Precious is probably one of the most poorly paced, edited and shot films I've ever seen. Absolutely abysmal. Not to say there wasn't good performances, and some good scenes...

BKsaysAction!
02-22-2010, 11:09 PM
The Departed was really overwrought.

Precious is probably one of the most poorly paced, edited and shot films I've ever seen. Absolutely abysmal. Not to say there wasn't good performances, and some good scenes...

I felt the same way about monster's ball, I guess that's his style.

Monklish
02-22-2010, 11:47 PM
Holy crap. That was the most worthless movie ever. Go fuck yourself, Scorcese.

roberto73
02-23-2010, 04:54 AM
I felt the same way about monster's ball, I guess that's his style.

He didn't direct Monster's Ball, though. Just produced it. Marc Forster was the director.

liquidsnake28
02-23-2010, 07:16 AM
When's the last time Scorsese directed a movie that wasn't fucking awful? Goodfellas? Bringing Out the Dead?

wmgaretjax
02-23-2010, 08:53 AM
I'm not sure Gangs of New York was awful. It's a flawed film, but it's hardly as bad as every other movie he's done since.

Bringing Out the Dead was fantastic though... Before that... Age of Innocence.

schoolofruckus
02-23-2010, 09:30 AM
I'm a pretty big fan of The Departed, final shot notwithstanding. Gangs of New York is highly enjoyable, although bloated and not particularly worth revisiting. Bringing Out the Dead is excellent. I definitely did not like The Aviator, though.

I guess if you disagree on all of the above, it makes sense to ask that question. But it feels wrong to me to think of Scorsese as being on some kind of Spielbergian cold streak.

liquidsnake28
02-23-2010, 09:48 AM
I was slightly entertained by the Departed and Gangs of New York so I guess I shouldn't say they're fucking awful. It's just when you compare shit like Shutter Island and The Aviator to even his lesser known films like King of Comedy and After Hours you notice one hell of a decline. This is all too common when directors get older but people are being way too easy on his recent films.

wmgaretjax
02-23-2010, 10:22 AM
off the top of my head, most great directors actually get better with age.

SoulDischarge
02-23-2010, 10:32 AM
I've noticed the opposite, actually. The ones that do are anomalies for the most part it seems like (Luis Bunuel is the only one that comes to mind at the moment in fact).

BobbyJoe
02-23-2010, 10:33 AM
Scorcese's films have always had a penchant for taking somewhat bizarre left turns right at the end which throws off the power they've built up.

The biggest example is obviously the Departed but even Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, which I love for the most part, have what the fuck/why the fuck? moments right near the end. Taxi Driver only right at the end where it's just a "wait, life returns completely to normal after this guy brutally murdered three people?" moment to which I've heard an argument that a lot of it was in his head, but that's a discussion for another day. And Raging Bull's whole third act of years later, while the point comes across, grinds the film to an absolute halt in my opinion.

He doesn't write any of his material though so I wonder if these strange endings look better on the page.

chairmenmeow47
02-23-2010, 10:37 AM
i liked aviator way more than the departed. i know i'm in the minority of people who like it though. i lived with someone who had OCD and the movie reminded me a lot of her and was compelling to me in that respect because i've seen OCD drive her to the brink of madness before. i also enjoyed all the period stuff and loved cate blanchett as hepburn. leo's performance didn't mean much to me, i just find howard hughes & and that whole era fascinating.

BobbyJoe
02-23-2010, 10:51 AM
i liked aviator way more than the departed. i know i'm in the minority of people who like it though. i lived with someone who had OCD and the movie reminded me a lot of her and was compelling to me in that respect because i've seen OCD drive her to the brink of madness before. i also enjoyed all the period stuff and loved cate blanchett as hepburn. leo's performance didn't mean much to me, i just find howard hughes & and that whole era fascinating.

I enjoyed the Aviator for the most part as well. I think it gets more hate than it deserves.

On a non-Scorcese related note, did anyone see The White Ribbon? I'm curious to hear what people thought about it.

wmgaretjax
02-23-2010, 10:51 AM
I've noticed the opposite, actually. The ones that do are anomalies for the most part it seems like (Luis Bunuel is the only one that comes to mind at the moment in fact).

Tarkovsky. Kieslowski. Tarr. Haneke. Kubrick (fuck you). Hsiao-Hsien. Wim Wenders. Kusturica.

Maybe it only applies to American film makers.

M Sparks
02-23-2010, 11:11 AM
i just find howard hughes & and that whole era fascinating.

Yeah, I liked it too...the subject matter was more interesting than the movie AS a movie. I hadn't really seen his story told that way before.

When I was a kid and lived in Lake Havasu, there was some guy trying to buy the Spruce Goose and put it near the London Bridge so we could have a whole collection of stupid shit to sucker the tourists.

Down Rodeo
02-23-2010, 11:27 AM
Tarkovsky. Kieslowski. Tarr. Haneke. Kubrick (fuck you). Hsiao-Hsien. Wim Wenders. Kusturica.

Maybe it only applies to American film makers.

Yeah, but even Fellini, Bergman, Hitchcock, Kurosawa, etc. tailed off somewhat toward the end of the careers. It's natural when you've produced works of absolute genius earlier in life.

On the American side, David Lynch doesn't seem to be slowing down with age.

Down Rodeo
02-23-2010, 11:33 AM
I'm a pretty big fan of The Departed, final shot notwithstanding. Gangs of New York is highly enjoyable, although bloated and not particularly worth revisiting. Bringing Out the Dead is excellent. I definitely did not like The Aviator, though.

I guess if you disagree on all of the above, it makes sense to ask that question. But it feels wrong to me to think of Scorsese as being on some kind of Spielbergian cold streak.

I agree with all of this, except I did like The Aviator. Scorsese is not really on a cold streak right now, he's just not taking as many chances as he did earlier in his career. I think he's settled into a comfortable groove where he can make extremely successful entertainments, which is understandable when his great works in the '90s go under-appreciated, like Bringing Out the Dead, The Age of Innocence and Kundun.

It doesn't really matter though, because he'll be back in masterful form once he films Silence. And possibly The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt.

schoolofruckus
02-23-2010, 11:36 AM
Tarkovsky. Kieslowski. Tarr. Haneke. Kubrick (fuck you). Hsiao-Hsien. Wim Wenders. Kusturica.

Maybe it only applies to American film makers.

Tarkovsky is the best example I can think of.

As for Americans...I don't know if Kubrick got "better" with age, but he did age exceptionally well. Cassavetes was aging really well too - Love Streams being his last "real" movie - before he died. In my opinion, Michael Mann continues to make excellent variations on his chosen themes well into his mid-70's.

In my opinion, the filmmakers who age the worst (and I realize this is a totally arbitrary classification) are those who put a high degree of importance on the Oscar. When they don't win for making their great films, they start making films to chase it, and then once they do win, they start to get creatively soft. This is exactly what happened with Scorsese, who was a master for about 25 years even though his films weren't always great, and then started progressively chasing projects that he thought would appeal to Academy tastes. It's also what happened to Spielberg, although it was a lot earlier in his life. I can't think of other examples at the moment, but I bet this theory holds up.

schoolofruckus
02-23-2010, 11:37 AM
On the American side, David Lynch doesn't seem to be slowing down with age.

Fantastic example.

caco0283
02-23-2010, 11:43 AM
Um Gabe....you forgot about Adam Shankman....he isn't slowing down with age

SoulDischarge
02-23-2010, 12:11 PM
David Lynch has more or less made the same movie three times in a row though.

amyzzz
02-23-2010, 01:51 PM
It's a damn good movie though.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 01:58 PM
Gangs of New York was terrible. Bringing Out The Dead was really good but it was also a fucking decade ago. The problem with Scorcese isn't really his directing, it's the fact that he picks terrible, terrible scripts. The Departed was almost good but it went completely to shit in the third act and I wish Scorcese wouldn't encourage Leo to be such a trembling-lipped ****** all the time.

Directors get better with age to a point. Generally speaking it takes at least two movies before they really have their feet under them, and most people don't start directing until they're probably 30 for the most part, at least in any capacity we might actually notice. So then it's two movies or six years before they're actually in their stride, and then generally they have at most 3 or 4 good movies in them. More or less everybody sucks at art after 50. You guys can quote all the obscure European asshats you want, there is no well known director who you can actually claim wasn't in decline after 50.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 01:58 PM
And David Lynch has never once made a good movie. Go fuck yourselves.

wmgaretjax
02-23-2010, 01:59 PM
David Lynch has more or less made the same movie three times in a row though.

i assume you are skipping straight story, but I still wholeheartedly disagree. they share stylistic similarities, but it ends shortly after that.

PotVsKtl
02-23-2010, 01:59 PM
there is no well known director who you can actually claim wasn't in decline after 50.

Wrong.

SoulDischarge
02-23-2010, 02:05 PM
i assume you are skipping straight story, but I still wholeheartedly disagree. they share stylistic similarities, but it ends shortly after that.

Something horrible happens to someone. They experience a psychogenic fugue. The audience experiences both their real world and their imagined world with not much distinction made between the two. They devolve into total madness beyond reach.

I enjoyed all three movies, but still. It's time to move on to a different theme.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 02:06 PM
Wrong.

Name one.

PotVsKtl
02-23-2010, 02:06 PM
Herzog.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 02:09 PM
Herzog.

Uh-huh.

http://www.gentedigital.es/upload/fotos/blogs_entradas/200911/the_bad_lieutenant_port_of_call_new_orleans_poster _grande.jpg

PotVsKtl
02-23-2010, 02:10 PM
That is correct. Have you seen that movie?

Monklish
02-23-2010, 02:11 PM
... No. No I haven't. If you're seriously going to try and tell me that that is a good movie I'm never discussing this shit with you again. Get fucking real.

amyzzz
02-23-2010, 02:11 PM
Something horrible happens to someone. They experience a psychogenic fugue. The audience experiences both their real world and their imagined world with not much distinction made between the two. They devolve into total madness beyond reach.

I enjoyed all three movies, but still. It's time to move on to a different theme.
Lost Highway
Mulholland Dr
Inland Empire

(right..?)
Spot-on analysis there.

PotVsKtl
02-23-2010, 02:13 PM
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Monklish
02-23-2010, 02:14 PM
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PotVsKtl
02-23-2010, 02:16 PM
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Monklish
02-23-2010, 02:18 PM
So your argument is basically that he's a good director because he unintentionally makes hilariously awful movies?

SoulDischarge
02-23-2010, 02:18 PM
I need to see this motherfucker already.

PotVsKtl
02-23-2010, 02:19 PM
Nothing unintentional about it. Here is what Herzog has been up to since he turned 50.

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
La bohème (2009)
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009)
... aka Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (USA: promotional title)
Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
Rescue Dawn (2006)
The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)
Grizzly Man (2005)
The White Diamond (2004)
Wheel of Time (2003)
... aka Kalachakra - La ruota del tempo (Italy)
... aka Rad der Zeit (Germany)
Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002) (segment "Ten Thousand Years Older")
Invincible (2001)
... aka Unbesiegbar (Germany)
Pilgrimage (2001)
Julianes Sturz in den Dschungel (2000) (TV)
... aka Wings of Hope (International: English title)
"2000 Jahre Christentum" (1 episode, 2000)
... aka 2000 Years of Christianity (USA: DVD title)
- Neue Welten - Hinter dem europäischen Horizont (2000) TV episode


Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999)
... aka 25. tunti: Klaus Kinski (Finland: TV title)
... aka Mein liebster Feind (Germany: short title)
... aka My Best Fiend (Europe: English title)
"Höllenfahrten" (1 episode, 1998)
- Flucht aus Laos (1998) TV episode
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
... aka Flucht aus Laos (Germany)
Die Verwandlung der Welt in Musik: Bayreuth vor der Premiere (1996) (TV)
... aka Die Verwandlung der Welt in Musik (Germany: short title)
... aka The Transformation of the World Into Music
Glocken aus der Tiefe - Glaube und Aberglaube in Rußland (1995)
... aka Bells from the Deep: Faith and Superstition in Russia
... aka Glocken aus der Tiefe (Germany: short title)
Tod für fünf Stimmen (1995) (TV)
... aka Death for Five Voices (International: English title)
... aka Gesualdo - Tod für fünf Stimmen (Germany: long title)
... aka Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices (International: English title)
Lektionen in Finsternis (1992)
... aka Lessons of Darkness (USA: video title)

Monklish
02-23-2010, 02:19 PM
So your argument is that he intentionally makes hilariously awful movies?

PotVsKtl
02-23-2010, 02:20 PM
You're sort of too boring about this shit for me to care to engage you in any real way.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 02:20 PM
Why don't we just start heaping praise on every asshole who casts Nic Cage in a piece of shit remake? How old is the Wicker Man director, maybe he can go on the list too.

BobbyJoe
02-23-2010, 02:24 PM
And David Lynch has never once made a good movie. Go fuck yourselves.

You seriously didn't like Blue Velvet?

AlecEiffel
02-23-2010, 02:24 PM
So because of one movie you've never seen you're discrediting nearly 20 other movies?

SoulDischarge
02-23-2010, 02:25 PM
Greatest two minutes of film:

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Monklish
02-23-2010, 02:26 PM
You seriously didn't like Blue Velvet?

Never bothered and no plans to. There is no fucking way that man made anything that won't annoy the shit out of me.


So because of one movie you've never seen you're discrediting nearly 20 other movies?

No, I forever discredited Herzog because he called Harmony Korine the future of American cinema.

AlecEiffel
02-23-2010, 02:27 PM
No, I forever discredited Herzog because he called Harmony Korine the future of American cinema.

He says a lot of things. He does make good movies though (I haven't seen Bad Lieutenant yet, so no comment there).

BobbyJoe
02-23-2010, 02:29 PM
Never bothered and no plans to. There is no fucking way that man made anything that won't annoy the shit out of me.



No, I forever discredited Herzog because he called Harmony Korine the future of American cinema.

I can tell you're fickle about film which I appreciate. Seriously, watch Blue Velvet. Yes it has all the typical David Lynch tropes but the one difference? It actually makes sense and is coherent. Give it a shot.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 02:30 PM
He says a lot of things. He does make good movies though (I haven't seen Bad Lieutenant yet, so no comment there).

Anyone who thinks Harmony Korine is talented is of the exact wrong opinion about everything.

AlecEiffel
02-23-2010, 02:31 PM
Have you seen any Herzog movies?

chairmenmeow47
02-23-2010, 02:33 PM
once everyone finally catches up on the utter shit that was bad lieutenant, lemme know so we can discuss how fucking awful it was and the anger you feel towards yourself for actually watching to the end. i'm astounded that it was made by the same person who made rescue dawn; i enjoyed that movie.

PotVsKtl
02-23-2010, 02:33 PM
Rescue Dawn was not very good. You're terrible at liking things properly.

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02-23-2010, 02:35 PM
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Monklish
02-23-2010, 02:35 PM
Have you seen any Herzog movies?

What part of the "I know I don't need to see any of his movies because he's the exact opposite of right about everything" don't you fucking understand?

chairmenmeow47
02-23-2010, 02:35 PM
Rescue Dawn was not very good. You're terrible at liking things properly.

says the guy who enjoys nicholas cage doing a horrible impersonation of someone on crack.

AlecEiffel
02-23-2010, 02:39 PM
What part of the "I know I don't need to see any of his movies because he's the exact opposite of right about everything" don't you fucking understand?

I understand that you talk with the utmost authority about things you haven't got a fucking clue about.

BobbyJoe
02-23-2010, 02:39 PM
Speaking of Herzog, I really enjoyed Grizzly Man.

liquidsnake28
02-23-2010, 02:39 PM
Herzog or not, Bad Lieutenant was really funny and it's obvious that it was completely intentional.

SoulDischarge
02-23-2010, 02:40 PM
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Best person alive.

humanoid
02-23-2010, 02:41 PM
I didn't think Rescue Dawn was very good...If Klaus Kinski had been in it, maybe

Haven't seen Bad Lieutenant yet, and am not convinced it will be good...but that stupid ass Nic Cage performance looks like something I want to watch, if only to ridicule it incessantly

Monklish
02-23-2010, 02:41 PM
I understand that you talk with the utmost authority about things you haven't got a fucking clue about.

I don't have to see every movie to know when they suck. It's not my fault that you apparently have no talent for evaluation.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 02:42 PM
Best person alive.

From what I've read about him he is a really fascinating person. That does not make him a good director.

SoulDischarge
02-23-2010, 02:44 PM
That part is just coincidental.

chairmenmeow47
02-23-2010, 02:44 PM
Herzog or not, Bad Lieutenant was really funny and it's obvious that it was completely intentional.

that's exactly why it's not funny to me. i don't find intentionally making a horrible, horrible film with someone not even remotely acting like a crackhead funny. it's more funny to me when people are trying super hard to make a serious movie and it ends up being funny just because it's so bad. like dirty dancing or rock star or something.

and i didn't say rescue dawn was a great film or anything, i just said i enjoyed it. which i could not in any way, shape or form say about bad crackhead.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 02:46 PM
That part is just coincidental.

Come to think of it, most of my favorite directors are pretty fucking boring/annoying people. It's not like Kubrick was a barrel of laughs.

bobert
02-23-2010, 02:49 PM
Grizzly Man and Encounters at the End of the World are two of the best documentaries I've ever seen, particularly the latter. The old man is in his prime.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 02:51 PM
Documentaries are a different discussion all together. Can't lump that into the same conversation. Michael Moore makes really good documentaries, Canadian Bacon still sucked.

wmgaretjax
02-23-2010, 02:52 PM
Something horrible happens to someone. They experience a psychogenic fugue. The audience experiences both their real world and their imagined world with not much distinction made between the two. They devolve into total madness beyond reach.

I enjoyed all three movies, but still. It's time to move on to a different theme.

Fair enough I guess. Although I have a hard time even trying to compare the film noir dirge of Mullholland Drive with the eastern european, arms-length psychosis of Inland Empire. They are radically different movies in my mind once you get over the convoluted plots and basic thematic conventions (madness and damsel in distress aren't really strong enough ties in my mind).

humanoid
02-23-2010, 02:53 PM
Educational....I never knew Michael Moore wrote and directed Canadian Bacon...never saw it though, I'll take your word for it

bobert
02-23-2010, 02:53 PM
Documentaries are a different discussion all together. Can't lump that into the same conversation.

They're still movies that he's made in the last five years. You can't discount someone's work just because it's non-fiction.

wmgaretjax
02-23-2010, 02:55 PM
I'd watch Canadian Bacon over any of Moore's other films in a heartbeat.

SoulDischarge
02-23-2010, 02:57 PM
While I like the few documentaries I've seen of Herzog's, several of his 70's fictional films are amongst my favorites of all time.

BobbyJoe
02-23-2010, 03:06 PM
Documentaries are a different discussion all together. Can't lump that into the same conversation. Michael Moore makes really good documentaries, Canadian Bacon still sucked.

Ummmmn... Michael Moore is a dishonest filmmaker who uses edits to stand in for reality just so he can get his point across. While I enjoyed Bowling for Columbine on the whole and the Heston interview at the end was telling, he completely inserts that whole "picture of the little girl" thing after Heston has walked away for his own gain. Watch this:

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The entire shot is a single camera setup for the whole interview until he magically gets a reverse shot on the picture at about the 7:45 mark. While that may not be bad in and of itself, watch at 7:55 while the camera swings away from Moore and back to Heston. This is the telling part: there's an edit in there that he specifically tries to hide with a match cut on the move of the camera to make it seem like he was standing there the whole time with the picture. He's not. I'm not supporting Heston or anything here but that's straight up dishonest filmmaking.

PotVsKtl
02-23-2010, 03:09 PM
There's nothing dishonest about Moore's films. How braindead do you have to be to not realize that Moore's films are biased? The guy's not trying to hide it.

PotVsKtl
02-23-2010, 03:11 PM
The end of Capitalism: An Etc. Story openly calls for Socialist revolution in the US.

BobbyJoe
02-23-2010, 03:13 PM
There's nothing dishonest about Moore's films. How braindead do you have to be to not realize that Moore's films are biased? The guy's not trying to hide it.

How about you try reading my post again reeeeaal hard and this time you might comprehend it. I'm not saying he's not biased, he obviously is. I'm saying he's a dishonest filmmaker, which he also is.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 03:13 PM
They're still movies that he's made in the last five years. You can't discount someone's work just because it's non-fiction.

I absolutely fucking can. Documentaries are not films. They're documentaries. He didn't generate the content. Don't be a retard.

AlecEiffel
02-23-2010, 03:18 PM
How is a documentary not a film?

PotVsKtl
02-23-2010, 03:19 PM
Randy is dumb about things, just stop.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 03:21 PM
How is a documentary not a film?

You can't fucking lump fiction and non-fiction together. Documentary is "film" in that it's shot on film (when it even is). It is not cinema. There is no script. There is no acting. Directing a documentary is completely different than directing a film. Stop being idiots. The dilemmas present in directing a documentary are completely different than directing a film. It's like trying to equate the director on a fucking reality show to David Chase.

PotVsKtl
02-23-2010, 03:22 PM
You've never seen a Herzog documentary, so you are dumb. The words being formed by your fingers are dumb. You are typing dumb things and posting them on the internet.

bobert
02-23-2010, 03:23 PM
Are documentaries "movies?"

Monklish
02-23-2010, 03:24 PM
How fucking dumb are you people?

Monklish
02-23-2010, 03:25 PM
You've never seen a Herzog documentary, so you are dumb. The words being formed by your fingers are dumb. You are typing dumb things and posting them on the internet.

I watched most of Grizzly Man. It was really good.

wmgaretjax
02-23-2010, 03:26 PM
I'm saying he's a dishonest filmmaker, which he also is.

So he didn't actually show the picture to Heston?

Monklish
02-23-2010, 03:26 PM
Are documentaries "movies?"

In that the term movie originates from moving pictures, sure. But the more accurate term is that they're documentaries. You can keep trying to be semantic assholes about it, but the point stands. Non-fiction books are not novels.

AlecEiffel
02-23-2010, 03:29 PM
but they are still books.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 03:29 PM
Which is why documentaries are movies but not films.

BobbyJoe
02-23-2010, 03:30 PM
So he didn't actually show the picture to Heston?

Nope. After Heston has completely walked away they reset up the shot with Moore holding the picture. Then they swing the camera away from him and cut halfway through the swing to match a moving shot of Heston walking away to make it seem like Moore's standing there holding the picture while Heston's walking away.

AlecEiffel
02-23-2010, 03:31 PM
Which is why documentaries are movies but not films.

No, they are a kind of film. Stop arguing for argument's sake.

wmgaretjax
02-23-2010, 03:31 PM
Nope. After Heston has completely walked away they reset up the shot with Moore holding the picture.

funny that you know that. you were there?

it's perfectly obvious that the shot in the film of him showing the picture to Heston wasn't "real." but that doesn't mean that he never showed the picture to Heston. re-enactments are a common feature alongside real footage in documentaries.

i detest moore, but this is silly quibbling.

bobert
02-23-2010, 03:33 PM
Directors of documentaries do generate the content of their films. They choose what the subject of their film is and point their cameras at it. Scripts are written, especially in the case of the two Herzog "films" I mentioned. Numerous decisions are made in the editing process that further determine what content is presented, and what story is being told. Documentaries are cinema.

I agree with you that non-fiction books are not called novels.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 03:35 PM
Directors of documentaries do generate the content of their films. They choose what the subject of their film is and point their cameras at it. Scripts are written, especially in the case of the two Herzog "films" I mentioned. Numerous decisions are made in the editing process that further determine what content is presented, and what story is being told. Documentaries are cinema.

I agree with you that non-fiction books are not called novels.

Really? So Werner Herzog generated the characters he was filming? He wrote out all the lines that his subject delivered? Did he tell his performers what to do? If so, it's not much of a fucking documentary, is it?

You're dumb.

BobbyJoe
02-23-2010, 03:35 PM
funny that you know that. you were there?

it's perfectly obvious that the shot in the film of him showing the picture to Heston wasn't real. but that doesn't mean that he never showed the picture to Heston. re-enactments are a common feature alongside real footage in documentaries.

i detest moore, but this is silly quibbling.

Hahaha. Oh lord. You can see it! That's the joke of it, the evidence is right in front of you. Ok here we go...yes re-enactments are common alongside real footage in documentaries, when it's extremely clear that what's happening is a re-enactment! Documentaries inherent point is to show "reality." When the filmmaker doesn't disclose that fact it's dishonest documentary filmmaking which is basically ALTERING REALITY for the film's own benefit. This is as bad as all the propaganda that Moore crusades against. It's not silly quibbling, it's a huge issue in documentary filmmaking and why so many other documentary filmmakers detest Moore. Not for his subject matter, for the dishonesty of his "art."

Monklish
02-23-2010, 03:35 PM
No, they are a kind of film. Stop arguing for argument's sake.

You have to have some kind of terminology for separating non-fiction movies from fiction movies. Pick whatever the fuck you want, I'm using "film."

wmgaretjax
02-23-2010, 03:38 PM
When the filmmaker doesn't disclose that fact it's dishonest documentary filmmaking which is basically ALTERING REALITY for the film's own benefit.

But in this case the "altering" is negligible. I mean, if he had two cameras there and captured both shots in real-time... Would it have been substantially different? Are you rallying against the principle of it?

BobbyJoe
02-23-2010, 03:41 PM
But in this case the "altering" is negligible. I mean, if he had two cameras there and captured both shots in real-time... Would it have been substantially different? Are you rallying against the principle of it?

It's not negligible because he didn't show the picture! If he had two cameras there I would have no problem with it because that would be what actually happened.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 03:41 PM
Who gives a flying fuck, you brainless semen cup?

wmgaretjax
02-23-2010, 03:42 PM
It's not negligible because he didn't show the picture! If he had two cameras there I would have no problem with it because that would be what actually happened.

I am absolutely perplexed as to how you know that he didn't show the picture. I'm not saying I know he showed it for a fact, but I see no reason to suppose otherwise.

That said, I don't give a fuck. There is nothing left to say.

BobbyJoe
02-23-2010, 03:45 PM
Who gives a flying fuck, you brainless semen cup?

Was that directed at me?


I am absolutely perplexed as to how you know that he didn't show the picture.

Because he matches the shot of him holding the picture with a completely different shot!!! I feel like I'm taking crazy pills here. If he was holding the picture he wouldn't have to do that. He could just go "picture of the girl shot," pan that to Heston.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 03:46 PM
Was that directed at me?



Because he matches the shot of him holding the picture with a completely different shot!!! I feel like I'm taking crazy pills here. If he was holding the picture he wouldn't have to do that. He could just go "picture of the girl shot," pan that to Heston.

Yes, it was absolutely directed at you.

wmgaretjax
02-23-2010, 03:46 PM
If he was holding the picture he wouldn't have to do that. He could just go "picture of the girl shot," pan that to Heston.

You are assuming the shot was planned out or would have been captured for certain. Lots of things get missed when you shoot.

PotVsKtl
02-23-2010, 03:46 PM
Because he matches the shot of him holding the picture with a completely different shot!!! I feel like I'm taking crazy pills here. If he was holding the picture he wouldn't have to do that. He could just go "picture of the girl shot," pan that to Heston.

You're not very good at understanding things.

BobbyJoe
02-23-2010, 03:47 PM
Yes, it was absolutely directed at you.

Ha. Apparently no one does want to have an intelligent discussion... wrong place. Peace out.

bobert
02-23-2010, 03:59 PM
Really? So Werner Herzog generated the characters he was filming? He wrote out all the lines that his subject delivered? Did he tell his performers what to do? If so, it's not much of a fucking documentary, is it?

You're dumb.

You're dumb.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 04:09 PM
You're dumb and your hat is fucking stupid.

malcolmjamalawesome
02-23-2010, 04:14 PM
Non-fiction books are not called novels.

Monklish
02-23-2010, 04:15 PM
Love this guy.

schoolofruckus
02-23-2010, 06:42 PM
Directors of documentaries do generate the content of their films. They choose what the subject of their film is and point their cameras at it. Scripts are written, especially in the case of the two Herzog "films" I mentioned. Numerous decisions are made in the editing process that further determine what content is presented, and what story is being told. Documentaries are cinema.

I agree with you that non-fiction books are not called novels.

My favorite part of this whole argument is that it's about Herzog, who has to be the worst possible example of the difference between documentary and narrative.

bobert
02-23-2010, 10:04 PM
My favorite part of this whole argument is that it's about Herzog, who has to be the worst possible example of the difference between documentary and narrative.

My thoughts exactly.

Derekx
02-24-2010, 12:49 PM
Saw Shutter Island last night and it was terrible. It was like some M. Night Shyamalan bullshit.

BKsaysAction!
02-24-2010, 05:56 PM
Saw Shutter Island last night and it was terrible. It was like some M. Night Shyamalan bullshit.

It is in no comparison to that man's horse shit. I mean I knew not a lot of people will like Shutter Island but damn don't compare Marty to Shyama I got a twist coming lan.

BlackSwan
02-25-2010, 01:55 PM
MOTHER FUCKERS.

Netflix Agrees To Warner’s New Release Delay In Exchange For More Streaming Rights (http://paidcontent.org/article/419-netflix-agrees-to-warners-new-release-delay-in-exchange-for-more-stream/)

schoolofruckus
02-25-2010, 05:34 PM
Attention LA people:

It looks like we're being given an opportunity to see a great film that has been in hiding for many years. It's called Herostratus, and if you believethis review in the LA Weekly (http://blogs.laweekly.com/style_council/art/herostratus-suicide-as-self-pr/index.php), it's going to be amazing. It's a British film from the late-60's surrounding a young man's suicidal intentions and the way it's exploited for advertising purposes, and it compels the reviewer to name such films as A Clockwork Orange, Antonioni's Red Desert, and Godard's Masculin Feminin as reference points.

Bottom line - if you consider yourself to be any kind of film enthusiast, you're just waiting for this post to end so you can go buy tickets.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
02-25-2010, 05:44 PM
MOTHER FUCKERS.

Netflix Agrees To Warner’s New Release Delay In Exchange For More Streaming Rights (http://paidcontent.org/article/419-netflix-agrees-to-warners-new-release-delay-in-exchange-for-more-stream/)

eh, a month isn't much of a wait. I think a bigger volume of streaming movies to choose from is much better for netflix user than having access to dvds on the day they are released

BUT I say this as someone whose queue is made up of maybe 2% current movies

wmgaretjax
02-25-2010, 06:20 PM
Attention LA people:

It looks like we're being given an opportunity to see a great film that has been in hiding for many years. It's called Herostratus, and if you believethis review in the LA Weekly (http://blogs.laweekly.com/style_council/art/herostratus-suicide-as-self-pr/index.php), it's going to be amazing. It's a British film from the late-60's surrounding a young man's suicidal intentions and the way it's exploited for advertising purposes, and it compels the reviewer to name such films as A Clockwork Orange, Antonioni's Red Desert, and Godard's Masculin Feminin as reference points.

Bottom line - if you consider yourself to be any kind of film enthusiast, you're just waiting for this post to end so you can go buy tickets.

After Gabe mentioned this to me, I secured a copy of the film. I've only scrubbed through it briefly, but it looks fantastic.

amyzzz
02-25-2010, 06:31 PM
Watched The Limits of Control. What.. the fuck? All the meditation, silence, and repetition was soothing but I'm not sure I understood the theme. Loved the architecture of the buildings/hotels in it, and the flamenco dancing/singing/guitar was quite beautiful.

BKsaysAction!
02-25-2010, 06:39 PM
MOTHER FUCKERS.

Netflix Agrees To Warner’s New Release Delay In Exchange For More Streaming Rights (http://paidcontent.org/article/419-netflix-agrees-to-warners-new-release-delay-in-exchange-for-more-stream/)

Yea I read up on this at my work last year since red box and Netflix were hurting the industry. It's funny they agree to this now after my company is closing 760 stores and blockbuster may be closing 500 or more. But on the bright side like drinkey said, we get more instant viewings.

liquidsnake28
02-25-2010, 08:09 PM
It wasn't soothing, it was unfathomably boring. I actually like some Jarmusch stuff but Limits of Control was completely obnoxious. That's taking minimalism way too far, one of the most tedious things I've ever sat through.

amyzzz
02-25-2010, 08:27 PM
The more I think about it, the more I like The Limits of Control.

ballroomdancer22
02-25-2010, 11:14 PM
Just watched Wendy and Lucy?
anyone who's seen it, thoughts?

minimalistic, melancholy, slow paced

i dont know what to think of it, i tried so hard to like it....but it left me so unsatisfied.

tessalasset
02-26-2010, 02:12 AM
I liked Shutter Island way more the second time around.

Monklish
02-26-2010, 03:38 AM
*vomits on Tessa*

NaughtySquirrel
02-26-2010, 03:42 AM
Wow. There are a lot of cinema enthusiasts on here. Nice. If any of you happen to be in NY, BAMcinematek is holding a retrospective of Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's work Friday-Monday. That includes a sneak preview of his new film, Mother. He'll be doing a Q&A on Friday and on Saturday after the screening of The Host. Should be fun.

I'm going tonight for the screening of Mother.

Down Rodeo
02-26-2010, 09:46 AM
Post your thoughts afterward. I'm interested in hearing about that film and hope it gets a wider release soon.

wmgaretjax
02-26-2010, 09:48 AM
Seconded.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
02-26-2010, 10:25 AM
I waited way too long to see The Host and when i finally got around to it about 6 months ago I absolutely love. I'm very interested in more of his work.

Monklish
02-26-2010, 10:27 AM
This might be the first time I've ever been excited about a remake:

I just stumbled upon the fact that apparently the Coens are re-doing True Grit, with Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon in the lead roles. Fuck yeah.

wmgaretjax
02-26-2010, 10:29 AM
yeah... they picked an unknown for the girl. she better be good, because it could make or break the film.

juloxx
02-26-2010, 10:31 AM
This might be the first time I've ever been excited about a remake:

I just stumbled upon the fact that apparently the Coens are re-doing True Grit, with Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon in the lead roles. Fuck yeah.

So you weren't excited for Around the World in 80 days, featuring Jackie Chan?

Monklish
02-26-2010, 10:33 AM
yeah... they picked an unknown for the girl. she better be good, because it could make or break the film.

Can't think of the Coens ever picking a particularly bad unknown actor.

SoulDischarge
02-26-2010, 10:37 AM
Agreed. And I prefer talented unknowns to endlessly recycled name actors, so I'm always glad to hear someone respectable is using them.

Monklish
02-26-2010, 10:39 AM
Jeff Bridges replacing John Wayne is unlimited kinds of awesome. Oscars galore will be had.

humanoid
02-26-2010, 10:41 AM
Jeff Bridges replacing John Wayne is unlimited kinds of awesome. Oscars galore will be had.

somewhere, PTA is rejoicing

Monklish
02-26-2010, 10:42 AM
Ha. If only they could have worked Mr. Williams or good ol' Emil in there.

PotVsKtl
02-26-2010, 11:00 AM
Man, True Grit. I hope they do the sequel and dredge up Hepburn's shaky corpse.

schoolofruckus
02-26-2010, 11:56 AM
Just watched Wendy and Lucy?
anyone who's seen it, thoughts?

minimalistic, melancholy, slow paced

i dont know what to think of it, i tried so hard to like it....but it left me so unsatisfied.

I loved it.


Wow. There are a lot of cinema enthusiasts on here. Nice. If any of you happen to be in NY, BAMcinematek is holding a retrospective of Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's work Friday-Monday. That includes a sneak preview of his new film, Mother. He'll be doing a Q&A on Friday and on Saturday after the screening of The Host. Should be fun.

I'm going tonight for the screening of Mother.

Good shit. It comes out in Los Angeles on March 12th. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

I should have posted this on here, but there was a screening of Un Lac - which, along with Where the Wild Things Are, was my favorite film of 2009 - at Lincoln Center on Wednesday. Did you (or anyone else here) happen to go to that?

BKsaysAction!
02-26-2010, 03:59 PM
This might be the first time I've ever been excited about a remake:

I just stumbled upon the fact that apparently the Coens are re-doing True Grit, with Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon in the lead roles. Fuck yeah.

My only worry would be the last time the Coens tried to do a remake it was the Ladykillers which wasn't so hot.

Monklish
02-26-2010, 04:34 PM
My only worry would be the last time the Coens tried to do a remake it was the Ladykillers which wasn't so hot.

The Ladykillers wasn't terrible, it was just kinda fluffy. But that's what it was supposed to be. A light-hearted caper comedy. It's like when people complain about Intolerable Cruelty. It was a fucking rom-com.

SoulDischarge
02-26-2010, 06:11 PM
Still, it was a far cry from His Girl Friday.

juloxx
02-26-2010, 06:40 PM
The Lady Killers was kinda funny. It had that really funny actor JK Simmons.... this guy

http://100grana.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/jk-simmons-1.jpg

paulb
02-27-2010, 12:33 AM
Just saw Crazy Heart......not bad at all....although I found myself compairing it to The Wrestler alot..... did anyone else? I havent read anything on the movie....and Maggie Gyllenhaal sure as fuck doesnt deserve an Oscar nomination for that role....

NaughtySquirrel
02-27-2010, 01:44 AM
Bong Joon-ho's Mother was silly, outlandish and an absolutely cracking entertainment. Definitely check it out when/if it opens wider. I was unable to stay for the Q&A.

schoolofruckus
02-27-2010, 10:17 PM
Couples Retreat was as bad as Made is great. What a disaster for all involved.

Monklish
02-27-2010, 10:25 PM
The Informant! was actually pretty captivating. Soderbergh and Damon both did well.

Bud Luster
02-27-2010, 10:28 PM
The Informant! was actually pretty captivating. Soderbergh and Damon both did well.

Cool, just rented it last night. Took some valium earlier in the day and fell asleep as it started though. Gonna give a 2nd chance tonight.

donkey sex
02-27-2010, 10:44 PM
'Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb' for the first time. Fuck me sideways and call me Nancy it's been hard to stop gigglin. Unrelenting hilarity. If you like Catch-22, Kubrick, and Mad Magazine, then check her out. Masterfully written and acted.

bmack86
02-27-2010, 11:14 PM
I just bought my mom The Informant. She loves Soderbergh films without knowing it, so I expect she'll love it.

Abe Lincoln
02-27-2010, 11:23 PM
'Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb' for the first time. Fuck me sideways and call me Nancy it's been hard to stop gigglin. Unrelenting hilarity. If you like Catch-22, Kubrick, and Mad Magazine, then check her out. Masterfully written and acted.

That movie is practically part of my vocabulary:
"You can't fight in here.."
"What do you know about flouridation,Mandrake"
"A fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with allthat stuff..""

Westy
02-28-2010, 12:01 AM
My brother in law just saw Shutter Island with LL Cool J. Not kidding.

wmgaretjax
02-28-2010, 09:22 AM
I just bought my mom The Informant. She loves Soderbergh films without knowing it, so I expect she'll love it.

It's a really good film. Nothing special, but thoroughly entertaining.

JustSteve
02-28-2010, 10:17 AM
i think i am the last person to see avatar...i really liked dances with wolves, it was good.

bobert
02-28-2010, 10:22 AM
i think i am the last person to see avatar...i really liked dances with wolves, it was good.

You're also the last person to think that's a funny comparison.

JustSteve
02-28-2010, 10:26 AM
did i say it was funny? i don't come in here and i don't see or follow movies much, just what i walked out thinking.

Mr.Nipples
02-28-2010, 11:03 AM
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donkey sex
02-28-2010, 11:05 AM
That movie is practically part of my vocabulary:
"You can't fight in here.."
"What do you know about flouridation,Mandrake"
"A fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with allthat stuff..""

Bought the Blu Ray from Fry's yesterday (comes with a thirty-five page booklet I haven't read yet and a bunch of unique visual bonus features) sort of on impulse, got irie, and watched last night on the plasma. Unlike 2001, I don't think Strangelove was optimized for surround sound as I couldn't hear anything out of the rear speakers. Unless the settings were wrong.

Going to work on putting together a Kubrick soundtrack compilation. 'Midnight the Stars and You' from Shining, 'The Blue Danube', etc. Something nice to mix in with drinks.

paulb
02-28-2010, 11:11 AM
I watched The Devils Advocate and Shawshank Redemption last night....I had never seen Devils Advocate before, loved it.

juloxx
02-28-2010, 11:37 AM
My brother in law just saw Shutter Island with LL Cool J. Not kidding.

ummm why?

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
02-28-2010, 12:22 PM
I watched The Devils Advocate and Shawshank Redemption last night....I had never seen Devils Advocate before, loved it.

I recently rewatched Advocate...I remember liking it a LOT more 10 years ago. It's still a pretty entertaining movie, but it is WAY too long

bmack86
02-28-2010, 01:02 PM
I still haven't seen Avatar.

SoulDischarge
02-28-2010, 01:28 PM
I re-watched The Devil's Advocate pretty recently as well. That is some damned entertaining trash.

"IS THIS GAME SEXUAL IN NATURE?"

liquidsnake28
02-28-2010, 01:30 PM
I saw Avatar for the second time yesterday. The first time was RealD, this time was IMAX3D. RealD is definitely better, not too big of a difference but definitely better.

Hannahrain
02-28-2010, 07:15 PM
Apparently we, the very cultured Russian Monday/Wednesday night class, are going to end our term with a viewing of this (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/06/Little_Vera_poster.png).

paulb
02-28-2010, 08:02 PM
Im watching The Hurt Locker right now..... 90min in and is this it? best picture? for what?

Monklish
02-28-2010, 08:03 PM
Im watching The Hurt Locker right now..... 90min in and is this it? best picture? for what?

Oh my god I hope you die.

stinkbutt
02-28-2010, 08:04 PM
Well it sure isn't Devil's Advocate

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
02-28-2010, 08:11 PM
The Hurt Locker has FINALLY widdled it's way down from "very long wait" to "short wait" in my queue, so hopefully I'll be watching it within the next week. i am very excited about.

Also I saw Shutter Island and I liked it a lot. I guess i can see why it's so polarizing, but everything is just so well done, and looks so great...and at no moment was i ever bored. I had a pretty good idea of what was going on within the first 1/2 hour, but there was enough twists and turns to keep me guessing and just remain flat out interesting despite the fact.

I really like the soundtrack as well. Kinda surprised to find out it's not an actual score written for the film.

Still-ill
02-28-2010, 08:15 PM
I really like the soundtrack as well. Kinda surprised to find out it's not an actual score written for the film.

Except for that end scene with the mother and the children... the music there was was a square peg in a round hole.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
02-28-2010, 08:19 PM
Except for that end scene with the mother and the children... the music there was was a square peg in a round hole.

I liked that it was in your face, overt, and strange. The shot with them coming up the main drive to the fence in the very beginning of the film, with that incredibly haunting, almost horror film music was so great for me and immediately set the tone of what i was to expect for the rest of the film.

It's definitely a very big budget B-movie in every way. I liked it because of that.