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TallGuyCM
12-16-2010, 01:06 PM
You're finally doing it!

mountmccabe
12-16-2010, 07:02 PM
Just saw "Valhalla Rising" with Mads Mikkelsen (le chiffre from Casino Royale). The film takes place in 1000 AD and follows a Norse warrior named One-Eye and a boy named Are as they travel with a band of Christian Crusaders in pursuit of a Crusade.


Brutal movie, little dialogue-Mikkelsen plays a mute, but interesting.

Yeah, that was great. If you search the thread you can find a number of people commenting on it.



The ending left me a bit upset with no real closure.

This I don't understand though. I mean, prescient mute meets the fate he saw coming as a sacrifice to allow the boy that just found salt water to be left alone and build his ship to go home, what else did you want to happen?

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-16-2010, 07:08 PM
Oh, I totally forgot to mention watching Fright Night for the first time the other night.
http://www.horrorphile.net/images/fright-night-movie-poster12.jpg

Man, this has got to be one of the best horror movies of the '80s, hands down. Very likeable characters, a terrific villain, just the right amount of camp, and some really excellent animatronic/makeup work. The wolf sequence is really something special. It's not really a gorefest, but it's well done and for fans of movies like An American Werewolf In London.

EDIT: Oh, i guess I should mention it's about vampires.

ballroomdancer22
12-16-2010, 07:17 PM
that movie box is embedded in my head for eternity....they dont make em like they use to right?

Mothafuckin 'Fright Nitght'

the poster artwork, not the forgettable film itself

clumsy342
12-16-2010, 07:57 PM
More Jodorowsky for those of us in Los Angeles, this time at the Egyptian:

Saturday, January 15
7:30 PM SANTA SANGRE & FANDO AND LIS


!!!!!!

Goddammit. Why can't they do this in Portland?

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-16-2010, 11:44 PM
Okay, I just watched Seven Samurai, finally. Wow. It really is every bit as good as everyone has said. Simply incredible.

I had seen Magnificent Seven, so i was familiar with a lot of the basic plot, but they definitely changed a lot in that remake (beyond making it a western), so watching this now doesn't feel repetitive at all.

I don't think 3 hours and 27 minutes has ever flown by so quickly.

DFrank
12-17-2010, 01:11 AM
Re: Valhalla Rising


I mean, prescient mute meets the fate he saw coming as a sacrifice to allow the boy that just found salt water to be left alone and build his ship to go home, what else did you want to happen?

Thanks, i searched it and agreed with a couple of the reviews. It wasn't so much the ending with Valhalla Rising as much as the whole thing. It seemed too selfish (is that the right word?) with itself that by the end I felt it shallow.

Kinda funny how Mads Mikkelsen has played a character with eye problems in the two movies ive seen him in.

boxofbox
12-17-2010, 08:10 AM
So, I'm super late to the party, but I just saw Enter the Void last night and I have some thoughts:

(SPOILER WARNING)

1. Wow! Haptic cinema! The scene where Oscar & his bud are walking through Tokyo in the beginning was nauseating, but amazing! ...but now when i try to see any other movie it feels like I'm watching it framed with a proscenium and it feels stiff. Thanks Gaspar.

2. Now I have seen what the abortion operation looks like. Thanks Gaspar. (although now I wonder if it was simulated or if he actually made her get pregnant??)

3. There were a couple moments, especially when she first hears about her brother's death, where adult Linda doesn't cut it. I can't tell if its because she can't act, or because the momentum (and camera work) of the film doesn't let you emotionally engage unless being pounded in the face by it, or if we're supposed to feeling distant (ugh!). I thought the film suffered from lack of just one moment (maybe 15 minutes) where we really stopped moving and honed in on a moment of sadness, letting it fester and attack us through the acting. We get this through the child screaming, although we are hard-wired to respond viscerally and in very reptilian brain kinds of ways. I left confused whether I should blame the director, the actor or myself. Thanks, Gaspar! (also, was she supposed to have downs? because when they re-meet at the airport and in scenes shortly afterwards she sure acts like it)

4. As far as technical design goes, I think this is best film I have every seen. As far as graphic design goes, ditto. It helped that I was forced to give up control of my irises and that I was fully immersed by the time the DMT trip started. It should really win an Oscar (sadly, it won't). There were several times I though someone has slipped some brown acid into my taco at dinner. I would love love love to see a special effects behind the scenes. Thanks, Gaspar!

5. The ending a la penetration "close-up". really? I knew the whole reincarnation through his sister was coming the moment we were given the druggie summary of the book of the dead + the obvious comment about "killing her baby" (although I had my suspicions even from seeing the trailer). I wasn't sure if I was supposed to laugh at the bad jizz animation, but in any case I was giggling, especially afterwards when the baby oscar goes right for the boob. If I were doing a "book report" style essay on this feature, I would choose to comment on the theme of boobs in the movie, cuz there are a lot of them. Thanks, Gaspar!

6. Thomas "Daft" Bangalangadingdong and the sound design team did a nice job on the sound. Even though I was in a shitty old theatre, it still worked really well. Thanks, Bangladeshater (and Gaspar)!

7. Thematically the narrative was pretty little thin, but the fragmented reveal of the story really worked, and I didn't look down at my watch once. This very rarely happens for me. I was worried that the whole out-of-body experience would be really cheesy, but it wasn't. It fuckin' worked well. Thanks, Gaspar.

mountmccabe
12-17-2010, 08:15 AM
Okay, I just watched Seven Samurai, finally. Wow. It really is every bit as good as everyone has said. Simply incredible.

I had seen Magnificent Seven, so i was familiar with a lot of the basic plot, but they definitely changed a lot in that remake (beyond making it a western), so watching this now doesn't feel repetitive at all.

I don't think 3 hours and 27 minutes has ever flown by so quickly.

Now you have to see Battle Beyond the Stars. It has Robert Vaughn (playing the same role as in The Magnificent Seven) and George Peppard!

thewoodenman
12-17-2010, 01:39 PM
where the hell can I watch Enter the Void??

daxton
12-17-2010, 01:50 PM
2. Now I have seen what the abortion operation looks like. Thanks Gaspar. (although now I wonder if it was simulated or if he actually made her get pregnant??)

Um….I kinda doubt Noe had someone get pregnant only to abort the fetus for a shot.

bobert
12-17-2010, 03:09 PM
So you're saying the fire-extinguisher bludgeoning in Irreversible was probably fake too? Noe suddenly seems like such a fraud.

wmgaretjax
12-17-2010, 03:25 PM
http://animalradio.com/EricStromerMarNL.jpg

woooooosh

daxton
12-17-2010, 06:35 PM
Ouch.

AlecEiffel
12-18-2010, 11:07 AM
I was just browsing the imdb message boards (never a good idea, I know), but I was surprised by how negative the general opinion of Vahalla Rising is.

Down Rodeo
12-18-2010, 03:21 PM
Based on the reactions I see from other people to the types of films I usually watch, I can guarantee that the majority of film-goers would find Valhalla Rising to be "boring." That sentiment probably leads to a majority of the negative reviews on IMDB.

MissingPerson
12-18-2010, 04:47 PM
Old timey British animation was unbelieveably fucked up.

ntI-7vR2zRs

GeezrRckr
12-18-2010, 07:23 PM
since i am not nearly as passionate about film as i am about music, i hesitated about jumping into this thread. but, i just saw Black Swan and am still quite creeped out by it.

i felt Aronofsky did a great job building tension throughout the film (the cinematography bugged me the first 40 mins or so of the film, then as the creepy factor increased, it started to work). Portman's performance threw me for a total loop...she nailed it. i just hope she starts fucking eating again. that neck vein of hers was gnarly.

btw, i honestly knew ZERO about this movie going in. hmmm....maybe i should give up some shows and see more films.

TallGuyCM
12-18-2010, 07:33 PM
Portman's performance threw me for a total loop...she nailed it. i just hope she starts fucking eating again.

She has. She was on Letterman a few weeks ago and talked about just that.


hmmm....maybe i should give up some shows and see more films.

That's what I've done in the past year. Music will always be an obsession, but in the past year film has actually probably been more important and rewarding for me.

wmgaretjax
12-18-2010, 07:40 PM
I definitely alternate. The past few months have definitely been music months... mostly because it takes a bit more attention to focus on film. A bit tougher to multitask (although I do it).

GeezrRckr
12-18-2010, 07:43 PM
i have also alternated as well....but i've been on a couple-year long music bender that i can't seem to shake. is there some sort of group for that?


i'm talking about a fight club sort of group.

crumbduck
12-18-2010, 09:40 PM
I saw Tron Legacy today. Shit was biodigital jazz man! I enjoyed it for what it was. Yes it dragged & was campy at times, possibly unintentionally, but I liked it. There were some impressive action sequences and special fx. Worth seeing on the Imax 3D.


Spoiler:
What a tease to have Cillian Murphy in there for 5 minutes, if that. Can only hope if there are sequels that he gets a lot more to play with. There's definitely potential with the franchise.

schoolofruckus
12-18-2010, 11:13 PM
Rabbit Hole was okay. The acting was solid throughout (and in the case of Dianne Wiest, fantastic). The script was bizarrely plot-focused for a stage adaptation in which very little "happens"; every scene seemed to be primarily about moving on to the next one, rather than digging into intimate moments that are ever critical in a grief-stricken drama like this. The music was also horrendous. So it was not only the antithesis of the glorious Hedwig and the Angry Inch, but also vastly inferior to Blue Valentine, which mines similar emotional (if not thematic) territory.

I'm growing tired of directors who have visionary works in their past making below-average films from scripts written by other people. It kind of blows my mind that we're near the end of a year in which Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher and John Cameron Mitchell all made films that were grossly underwhelming.

ErikFlyingV
12-19-2010, 12:58 AM
Once Upon a Time in America is coming to blu-ray!

Sorry if this is old news, but it's news to me. It's my favorite film of all time, and I'm glad to finally have it on one disc instead of split twenty minutes before an already in place Intermission.

Moral of the post is see this movie if you haven't, and see it again if you have.

liquidsnake28
12-19-2010, 02:12 AM
That movie is obnoxiously long. Come on, that's not really your favorite movie. The Lion King was much better, dude. If you want to go with long stuff, Apocalypse now, any Kubrick film, Gone With The Wind, The Godfather, Citizen Kane, Casablanca ... dude, that longass Sergio Leone shit pretty much sucks ...


The Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work documentary is just as good as you've heard. I've always very disliked this woman (and I still do) but it's a really good documentary film nonetheless.

liquidsnake28
12-19-2010, 04:17 AM
I'm in a screenwriting mood, what are some of yours favs screenplays? My favorite, simple yet perfect scripts are Back to the Future, Psycho and the success stories of Clerks and Reservoir Dogs are great. What about you?

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-19-2010, 04:04 PM
On the topic of devoting time to music/movies, I have been absolutely terrible with seeing movies in the theater recently. i never thought it would happe3n to me, but with Netflix I have totally become a watch-at-home person. Between dvds and instant I generally watch 4-7 movies a week.

BUT I did god see Tron yesterday. I acknowledge that it's dumb, but I enjoyed the hell out of it. It's visually dazzling, the score works very well for it, the 3d works very well for it. It's a good, simple action flick that moves briskly and looks great.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-19-2010, 04:05 PM
I'm in a screenwriting mood, what are some of yours favs screenplays? My favorite, simple yet perfect scripts are Back to the Future, Psycho and the success stories of Clerks and Reservoir Dogs are great. What about you?

Chinatown is a masterpiece to read, and then compare to the film. It's incredible.

Will have to think about more.

TallGuyCM
12-19-2010, 08:55 PM
Between dvds and instant I generally watch 4-7 movies a week.

I try to watch 2 a week, but more often than not come up short of that. These past few weeks have been solid though.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-19-2010, 08:58 PM
I don't watch television, so I think that really helps me tear through a lot of movies. i don't have an antenna or cable or anything in the backhouse I live in. But I'll rent/borrow dvd sets of shows I'm interested in.

TallGuyCM
12-19-2010, 09:03 PM
Yeah, not much TV for me either. Mainly sports, bands on late night shows, a few shows but I hardly watch anything on live tv anymore.

Being out of town for work and general fatigue at the end of the day are my biggest obstacles that movies have going against them. Especially if it's a foreign film or something of substantial merit that requires focus, if I'm not 100% there mentally I think it's better to save it for a time when I'm fully rested than to watch something just to watch it.

El.C.Dub
12-19-2010, 09:15 PM
I'm in a screenwriting mood, what are some of yours favs screenplays? My favorite, simple yet perfect scripts are Back to the Future, Psycho and the success stories of Clerks and Reservoir Dogs are great. What about you?

Dr. Strangelove, Godfather (adapted obviously), and There Will be Blood immediately come to mind.

liquidsnake28
12-19-2010, 09:33 PM
Fucking Apocalypse Now! Every time I see it (this was my 7th) it stays with me for at least a week or so and I can't shake it. It's the same way with Thin Red Line. I need to cut it out with masterpiece war films or I might so go a little crazy or something.

thewoodenman
12-20-2010, 10:37 AM
Fucking Apocalypse Now! Every time I see it (this was my 7th) it stays with me for at least a week or so and I can't shake it.

i fully agree with you, everytime i watch this movie it completely screws with my head. it usually starts around the scene with the playmates and just grows more and more intense nonstop till the end.

SoulDischarge
12-20-2010, 10:37 AM
Going back a few pages, I found Poison at CineFile for you L.A. folk.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-20-2010, 11:49 AM
Watched two flicks last night. First was HellRide, which was disappointingly terrible. I'm totally down for the B-movie gridnhouse revival stuff, but this movie just sucks, despite really awesome supporting roles from Dennis Hopper, Vinni Jones, David Carradine, and Michael Madson. Jones is the only one even having fun, the others are just phoning it in, and every other actor in the movie is fucking horrid. The plot is exrucatingly simple, but the storytelling is needlessly convoluted, and the dialogue was almost embarrassing to listen to. ugh.

Other flick was V For Vendetta. I have yet to read the comic, even though i'm a big Alan Moore fan, so i can't comment on what kind of an adaptation this is, but even with the extreme on-the-nose politics i appreciated how well made and extravagant the film is. There's a lot of good acting in this, especially Hugo Weaving, who does a really brilliant job even wearing a mask the entire time. The movie isn't nearly as deep as it would like to be, but it's a really fun action flick. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would.

GeezrRckr
12-20-2010, 11:57 AM
The movie isn't nearly as deep as it would like to be
yeah, that was my complaint too.

TallGuyCM
12-20-2010, 03:35 PM
Finally got around to watching Crazy Heart last night and really liked it.

Jeff Bridges cracks me up though. In an era where there seem to be so many actors who do little more than play their real-life selves on screen (I'm looking at you, Robert Downey Jr.), the disparity between some of the characters Bridges chooses to play and his real life personality is staggering.

Example: his interview with Jimmy Fallon on Friday. He comes off as mostly coherent in so many of his roles, then you get him on a couch in real life and he's just the Dude. Answering most questions with "Yeahhhh, man...." and "Far out....." Even his Oscar acceptance speech was pretty much filled with that.

daxton
12-20-2010, 03:47 PM
Other flick was V For Vendetta. I have yet to read the comic, even though i'm a big Alan Moore fan, so i can't comment on what kind of an adaptation this is, but even with the extreme on-the-nose politics i appreciated how well made and extravagant the film is. There's a lot of good acting in this, especially Hugo Weaving, who does a really brilliant job even wearing a mask the entire time. The movie isn't nearly as deep as it would like to be, but it's a really fun action flick. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would.

This is by far my favorite graphic-novel adaptation. I'm not usually into that sort of thing, or action movies for that matter. This one just seemed like so much more.

sbessiso
12-20-2010, 03:53 PM
V for Vendetta is an overrated, bloated mess.

schoolofruckus
12-20-2010, 04:15 PM
I'm in the pro-V For Vendetta camp. For a big-budget Hollywood action film, I would say that it's got some pretty advanced political content.

Best graphic-novel adaptation is still Oldboy, though.

MissingPerson
12-20-2010, 04:31 PM
My only real problem with V for Vendetta is that it makes a distinct effort to neuter Moore's ferocious anarchistic ideals. Beyond the neat little V symbol itself, it's impossible to tell it they were ever part of it, never mind the whole meat of the thing. It was repackaged into a far more familiar kind of libertarian fable. Although I don't think it suffers too much as a story in itself, I can't help being a little outraged on Alan Moore's behalf.

I don't object to that overmuch, I agree it was smarter than your average bear. It feels like a noble mess, but I enjoyed it. It has some great moments and visuals in there.

wmgaretjax
12-20-2010, 04:32 PM
A History Of Violence.

schoolofruckus
12-20-2010, 05:01 PM
I can understand not liking it on those grounds. But I also think it's important to remember that a quality adaptation doesn't really have anything to do with the film being good, and vice versa. To use another example of Warner Bros. doing Alan Moore - Watchmen was a pretty good adaptation, but it was a terrible movie.

The sad thing is that I'm not nearly as avid a reader as I would like to be, so I'm often in the position of judging films solely on whether or not they work unto themselves.

clumsy342
12-20-2010, 08:26 PM
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Hey. There's a screener of Black Swan torrent out there. by the way.

sbessiso
12-20-2010, 08:47 PM
thats HILARIOUS^^^^^

Finally saw Toy Story 3. Pretty fucking wonderful and the ending was such a nice touch. Overall though I think part II is probably the best of the series.

GeezrRckr
12-20-2010, 08:49 PM
Hey. There's a screener of Black Swan torrent out there. by the way.
have you DLd any of them yet? there are quite a few of them that have surfaced and i'm wondering which scene did the best job.

wmgaretjax
12-20-2010, 08:51 PM
the screenshots i'm looking at are pretty gross. i'd hold out. it's a pretty stunning film; it's worth the wait.

GeezrRckr
12-20-2010, 08:55 PM
since i've already seen it, i'm going to give one of them a try since i'd like to watch it again. i'll report back.

(but, yes...better seen for the first time in a theater)

ps - why are you on here, Jared. don't you have, ehem, something to do?

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-20-2010, 09:04 PM
on the topic of best comic book adaptations, I would argue in the favor of Ghost World or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Crow is a fantastic adaptation as well. I love both Oldboy and A History Violence, but I never read the source materials. Same goes with Road To Perdition.

wmgaretjax
12-20-2010, 09:31 PM
ps - why are you on here, Jared. don't you have, ehem, something to do?

t-minus 15 minutes.

schoolofruckus
12-21-2010, 11:23 AM
Looks like the Criterion Collection turned down Enter the Void, but agreed to release Carlos.

chairmenmeow47
12-21-2010, 11:23 AM
i am going to see 127 hours tonight. cannot wait!

wmgaretjax
12-21-2010, 11:26 AM
Looks like the Criterion Collection turned down Enter the Void, but agreed to release Carlos.

i'll take it.

PotVsKtl
12-21-2010, 11:36 AM
So Cyrus is an entirely different sort of movie than I expected, and a pretty effective one at that. The marketing folks behind this film really robbed it of an audience.

wmgaretjax
12-21-2010, 11:47 AM
yeah. it was a little hokey in places, but I really enjoyed it. that and that lesbian moms sperm donor dad movie were really surprising this year.

bobert
12-21-2010, 12:18 PM
So Cyrus is an entirely different sort of movie than I expected, and a pretty effective one at that. The marketing folks behind this film really robbed it of an audience.

I agree. Jonah Hill was excellent.

Down Rodeo
12-21-2010, 12:33 PM
yeah. it was a little hokey in places, but I really enjoyed it. that and that lesbian moms sperm donor dad movie were really surprising this year.

The Kids Are All Right. Yes, I agree.

schoolofruckus
12-21-2010, 12:46 PM
Really? I guess I'll have to catch The Kids Are Alright during Spirit Award screenings (in addition to Cyrus, but that was part of my plan anyway).

full on idle
12-21-2010, 01:14 PM
Cyrus made me wayyyy too uncomfortable and I was forced to turn it off.

The Kids Are Alright was decent acting but the plot was disappointing.

Thank you for your time.

TallGuyCM
12-21-2010, 05:07 PM
Watched Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance last night. Just a little precaution for those who might have an interest in watching it on Netflix Instant - the quality is really subpar. It was like watching a non-HD cable channel.

I liked the movie a lot though, although to me Oldboy was much better.

Down Rodeo
12-22-2010, 02:17 PM
I liked the movie a lot though, although to me Oldboy was much better.

I agree. I also have yet to see Lady Vengeance.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-22-2010, 02:32 PM
I have seen Oldboy and Lady Vengeance, still need to see Mr. Vengeance. Lady Vengeance is good, but not nearly as good as Oldboy and i'm told is the weakest of the 3.

I watched Black Hawk Down last night and holy shit is that a chaotic movie. I was not expecting it to be a 2 hour long battle sequence. My cat was freaking the fuck out the whole time.

paulb
12-22-2010, 02:33 PM
Just watched The Town....I really fuckin loved it... every single scene. My only complaint is too much Boston shit in every scene! In 1 scene hes wearing a Red Sox jacket, the next scene a diff Red Sox jersey, the next scene its the TD Garden, the next scene a mention of the red sox losing a game....the next scene red sox getting a hit against the Yankees, the next their in Fenway and hes pointing at the last time they won a championship....like seriously... i couldnt take that.

chairmenmeow47
12-22-2010, 02:33 PM
you let your cat watch rated R movies?

also, 127 hours... holy shit. never again will i buy cheapo camping supplies.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-22-2010, 02:56 PM
My cat is 15 years old, he can handle it. I need to put ear muffs on him when it's going to be gunshots, explosions and helicopter in surround sound for 2 hours though hahaha

yeahfontaine
12-22-2010, 03:14 PM
Speaking of James Spader, I feel a strong desire to profess my love for Secretary.

Agreed. That film is hot hot hot.

As far as screenplays go, I really love The Piano. Great read even though it's fairly simple in nature.

Also (sorry to blab so much about so many different topics but this is my first time posting in here since I have feared this thread would surely monopolize my life--uh-oh), my husband and I went to see Black Swan yesterday and we absolutely loved it. What a fantastic idea to situate a thriller inside of the world of ballet. Creepy and gorgeous. First time in years and years I've been truly scared in the theater.

Aronofsky is so rad.

Mau5 Boyz
12-22-2010, 03:32 PM
Thezzz Kidszzz Arezzz Allzzz Rightzzz dummyzzz!


Really? I guess I'll have to catch The Kids Are Alright during Spirit Award screenings (in addition to Cyrus, but that was part of my plan anyway).

ErikFlyingV
12-22-2010, 05:37 PM
What a fantastic idea to situate a thriller inside of the world of ballet. Creepy and gorgeous.

Aronofsky is so rad.

Check out Suspiria.

DFrank
12-22-2010, 05:55 PM
Just watched The Town....I really fuckin loved it... every single scene. My only complaint is too much Boston shit in every scene! In 1 scene hes wearing a Red Sox jacket, the next scene a diff Red Sox jersey, the next scene its the TD Garden, the next scene a mention of the red sox losing a game....the next scene red sox getting a hit against the Yankees, the next their in Fenway and hes pointing at the last time they won a championship....like seriously... i couldnt take that.

Ben Affleck is a huge Boston Redsox fan. And i watched the movie last night...not fun at all. I dont get how complex the first robbery was and then the second one seemed spur of the moment. There were just too many facts being made in the film that I couldn't accept.

AlecEiffel
12-23-2010, 12:42 AM
So how about True Grit?!

rage patton
12-23-2010, 12:47 AM
So how about True Grit?!

Pretty great. A lot different than I was expecting though. I am not really sure what I was expecting, but it wasn't that. Either way, it was pretty damn great and I would recomend it. Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon were both fantastic. Strong acting from the little girl too.

El.C.Dub
12-23-2010, 03:46 AM
king's speech

yeahfontaine
12-23-2010, 11:29 AM
Check out Suspiria.

Oh, I love Suspiria but the 2 films are so different I didn't really equate them in my mind.

Rage, had you seen the original True Grit? It's one of my favorite movies so I'm scared I won't be able to move past that when seeing the Coens' version. I'm sure those two did a fantastic job, though. Glad to hear the new Mattie was effective, too.

Did you guys see the clip of the grown-up Kim Darby (the original Mattie Ross) on the Soup last week? Creepers.

TallGuyCM
12-23-2010, 12:02 PM
So I'm still pretty blown away after watching Amores perros last night. I read that it's been called the "Mexican Pulp Fiction", not sure I really agree with that (for one, the characters in this are much more endearing and easy to relate with. In all the times I've seen Pulp Fiction, I've never once found myself caring if Travolta or any of the other characters died). The inclusion of "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" by the Hollies in the last scene felt very Reservoir Dogs though, I'll give it that.

But yeah, I think the most amazing thing about the film was the fact that it was Iñárritu's debut. It seems like most directors' debuts are films that show promise, but don't really stand up against their later work. But this was something else.

Just curious, what are some other fantastic director debuts in y'all's minds?

bobert
12-23-2010, 12:11 PM
Just curious, what are some other fantastic director debuts in y'all's minds?

Blood Simple
Pi
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Hard Eight
Badlands
Citizen Kane

paulb
12-23-2010, 12:15 PM
So I'm still pretty blown away after watching Amores perros last night. I read that it's been called the "Mexican Pulp Fiction", not sure I really agree with that (for one, the characters in this are much more endearing and easy to relate with. In all the times I've seen Pulp Fiction, I've never once found myself caring if Travolta or any of the other characters died). The inclusion of "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" by the Hollies in the last scene felt very Reservoir Dogs though, I'll give it that.

But yeah, I think the most amazing thing about the film was the fact that it was Iñárritu's debut. It seems like most directors' debuts are films that show promise, but don't really stand up against their later work. But this was something else.

Just curious, what are some other fantastic director debuts in y'all's minds?

Im glad you loved it man, I was blown away from the minute I saw it and is def one of my fav movies of all time...im still waiting for it to come out on Blu Ray over here...its available in the UK...

wmgaretjax
12-23-2010, 12:20 PM
awesome prompt Chris. Here are a few of my favorites (beyond some of the obvious ones like Godard, Truffaut, Lynch, Mallick etc.):

David Gordon Green - George Washington
Satyajit Ray - Pather Panchali
Shane Carruth - Primer
Pier Paulo Paosolini - Accatonne
Jean Vigo - L’Atalante
Charles Laughton - Night Of The Hunter
Charlie Kaufman - Synecdoche, NY
Ilya Khrjanovsky - 4
Alain Resnais - Hiroshima mon amour
Louis Malle - Elevator To The Gallows
Lynne Ramsay - Ratcatcher

yeahfontaine
12-23-2010, 12:21 PM
Duel
Following
Welcome to the Dollhouse
American Beauty
Being John Malkovich

yeahfontaine
12-23-2010, 12:24 PM
awesome prompt Chris. Here are a few of my favorites (beyond some of the obvious ones like Godard, Truffaut, Lynch, Mallick etc.):

David Gordon Green - George Washington
Satyajit Ray - Pather Panchali
Shane Carruth - Primer
Pier Paulo Paosolini - Accatonne
Jean Vigo - L’Atalante
Charles Laughton - Night Of The Hunter
Charlie Kaufman - Synecdoche, NY
Ilya Khrjanovsky - 4
Alain Resnais - Hiroshima mon amour
Louis Malle - Elevator To The Gallows
Lynne Ramsay - Ratcatcher

Oooh, Syndecdoche! Good one. Although I admit I still haven't figured that film out and I doubt I ever truly will.

And how could I forget Elevator to the Gallows? What an incredible first film. Just saw that a couple of months ago in our local arthouse theater. So cool seeing it on the big screen.

wmgaretjax
12-23-2010, 12:25 PM
Anyone that hasn't seen Accatonne or L’Atalante should get on that now. Two of the most important films ever imho.

TallGuyCM
12-23-2010, 12:34 PM
this is my first time posting in here since I have feared this thread would surely monopolize my life--uh-oh)

Welcome to exactly this happening. ;)

wmgaretjax
12-23-2010, 12:36 PM
Accatonne is available on watch instantly... so do it y'all.

TallGuyCM
12-23-2010, 12:39 PM
It's been added. At the moment it only has 301 other instant films competing with it. :(

AlecEiffel
12-23-2010, 12:49 PM
Just curious, what are some other fantastic director debuts in y'all's minds?

most of the bases have already been covered by others, but

The Evil Dead
Shaun of the Dead

schoolofruckus
12-23-2010, 12:57 PM
Favorite debut features not already listed (though George Washington, Pi, and others already listed would be included):


Buffalo '66 (Vincent Gallo)
Shadows (John Cassavetes)
Herostratus (Don Levy)
Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson)
The Element of Crime (Lars von Trier)
Mala Noche (Gus Van Sant)
Bound (Wachowskis)
Gummo (Harmony Korine)
Japon (Carlos Reygadas)
Spanking the Monkey (David O. Russell)

schoolofruckus
12-23-2010, 01:00 PM
Oh shit - I forgot Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Tarnation.

sbessiso
12-23-2010, 01:01 PM
Pee-wee's Big Adventure

yeahfontaine
12-23-2010, 01:02 PM
Welcome to exactly this happening. ;)

Mmmmhm. I've noticed...

At least I'm on Christmas break and I have time to not only follow this thread but to actually watch some more films!

Down Rodeo
12-23-2010, 06:50 PM
Anyone that hasn't seen Accatonne or L’Atalante should get on that now. Two of the most important films ever imho.

I've been trying to see L'Atalante for years now, but it's not on Netflix. I need to track down a copy somewhere. And Accatonne is in my Instant queue too...

Great job on the directors' debuts everybody - I can't think of any more good choices to add that aren't obvious.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-23-2010, 07:01 PM
True Grit is fucking awesome.

ErikFlyingV
12-23-2010, 08:10 PM
True Grit is fucking awesome.

I just saw this. I have to say, I was not that impressed.

Don't get me wrong, it was well made, but I never got that into the characters or the story. From those who are praising it, what did you like about it?

I am a fan of westerns, but this film didn't really do it for me. Certain scenes I thought were done very well, and Brolin was great, but the rest just fell flat for me.

Not trying to start arguements, I'd just like to hear what other people thought about the film.

shermanoaksyo
12-23-2010, 09:37 PM
David O. Russell, thank you for being alive.

crumbduck
12-23-2010, 10:04 PM
I'm going to throw Danny Boyle's "Shallow Grave" into the ring for favorite debut features.

schoolofruckus
12-23-2010, 10:18 PM
David O. Russell, thank you for being alive.

He's still alive?

guedita
12-23-2010, 10:27 PM
Has anyone here seen White Material?

wmgaretjax
12-23-2010, 10:35 PM
no. i want to. i really enjoy Denis's films.

guedita
12-23-2010, 10:40 PM
I haven't seen anything other than Chocolat by Denis, but I love Isabelle Hupert and am very interested in the subject matter in this film. It's playing here in SF for a bit longer so I'm going to see it this Sunday I think.

Down Rodeo
12-24-2010, 08:53 AM
So I've been thinking back to films released earlier this year that could possibly make a year-end list and Mother and The Ghost Writer are undoubtedly deserving.

Down Rodeo
12-24-2010, 08:55 AM
Ah, I just thought of a great directorial debut:

Night of the Living Dead (George Romero)

yeahfontaine
12-24-2010, 12:41 PM
Ah, I just thought of a great directorial debut:

Night of the Living Dead (George Romero)

Yes yes yes.

Favorite quotes/moments, everyone?

bobert
12-24-2010, 01:28 PM
Thought of another couple really strong debuts.

In the Bedroom (Todd Field)
Away From Her (Sarah Polley)

wmgaretjax
12-24-2010, 01:35 PM
Yes to both of those. Larry Clark's Kids as well.

bobert
12-24-2010, 01:51 PM
Yes to both of those. Larry Clark's Kids as well.

Yep. Totally forgot about Kids. Also the best work Harmony Korine has done to date (probably a minority opinion around these parts.)

daxton
12-24-2010, 04:08 PM
Finally going to watch Inception tonight with pops. Or we'll watch the new Harry Potter. Either way, we're not watching alien sci-fi action spaceship crap like we usually do. Score!

Edit: It's not the new Harry Potter. It's Sorcerer's Apprentice with Nic Cage. God help me.

MissingPerson
12-24-2010, 06:34 PM
Read this page in reverse order, and my first thought was Bound by the Wachowskis.

choice cat
12-24-2010, 08:18 PM
Quick question, are there any theaters that will play older movies from time to time? Which one would you suggest going to?

A friend of mine that goes to NYU went to a midnight showing of Pulp Fiction a few months back, so I figured there were movie houses around here that probably do the same. I would appreciate your help!

schoolofruckus
12-24-2010, 09:02 PM
Glad you asked. The New Beverly (http://newbevcinema.com/calendar.cfm) is partially owned by Quentin Tarantino, so they do play Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and all the rest at midnight screenings on a semi-regular basis. They also play a great selection of films throughout the ages.

Other places that play revival showings - all of these are great theaters that are worth supporting.


The Cinefamily (http://www.cinefamily.org)
Egyptian Theatre (American Cinematheque) (http://www.americancinematheque.com/mastercalendar.htm)
Aero Theatre (American Cinematheque) (http://www.americancinematheque.com/Aero/aeromastercalendar.htm)
LACMA (http://www.lacma.org/programs/FilmSeriesSchedule.aspx)
REDCAT (this tends to skew more towards experimental film and video art) (http://www.redcat.org/filmvideo-events)

ballroomdancer22
12-24-2010, 09:06 PM
'The Virgin Suicides' Sophia Coppola
'KIDS' Larry Clark
'Reservoir Dogs' Quentin Tarantino
'Following' Christopher Nolan

choice cat
12-24-2010, 09:28 PM
thank you very much for the info! And I'm tempted to go check out the Godfather this Sunday.


I was browsing around each of the websites and I found this on the American Cinematheque one, is it a Q&A or what?

"Thursday, January 6
7:30 PM THE TOWN & GONE BABY GONE with Ben Affleck in person"

schoolofruckus
12-24-2010, 09:32 PM
Almost certainly. All of those listed theaters frequently host Q&A's after the screenings.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-24-2010, 09:44 PM
Ooh, I haven't seen either of those and that would be awesome to see them with a Q&A with Ben.

Also, I just finished What We Do Is Secret, the biopic about The Germs, and I liked it a lot. Listening to the commentary now.

choice cat
12-24-2010, 09:54 PM
I haven't seen either and was thinking the same! If the movie listing isn't a working link though, does that mean it is not on sale yet or sold out?

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-24-2010, 09:59 PM
Looks like it's not on sale yet.

choice cat
12-24-2010, 10:10 PM
Guess we'll just have to be on the lookout, I don't see any on-sale date.

rage patton
12-24-2010, 10:21 PM
Rage, had you seen the original True Grit? It's one of my favorite movies so I'm scared I won't be able to move past that when seeing the Coens' version. I'm sure those two did a fantastic job, though. Glad to hear the new Mattie was effective, too.

No, I have not seen the original True Grit. However, what I have heard is that this movie is based very closely off of the book and aside from the characters names and the basic storyline, it cannot be considered a remake of John Wayne's True Grit. So, don't go into the theatre expecting to see a remake.

rasooli
12-25-2010, 01:19 AM
I just saw Devil, which I thought was really good. I've always been a really big M Night fan and this was the best I've seen from him since The Village (Devil was only produced by M Night though). I would recommend this movie to any horror/thriller fan. I would give it a 9 out of 10.

schoolofruckus
12-25-2010, 05:12 AM
I haven't seen either and was thinking the same! If the movie listing isn't a working link though, does that mean it is not on sale yet or sold out?

Not necessarily. Click the Fandango link on that page and check it out.

malcolmjamalawesome
12-25-2010, 09:01 AM
I just saw Devil, which I thought was really good. I've always been a really big M Night fan and this was the best I've seen from him since The Village (Devil was only produced by M Night though). I would recommend this movie to any horror/thriller fan. I would give it a 9 out of 10.

You heard it here first. Devil gets a 9 out of 10.

AlecEiffel
12-25-2010, 10:14 AM
No, I have not seen the original True Grit. However, what I have heard is that this movie is based very closely off of the book and aside from the characters names and the basic storyline, it cannot be considered a remake of John Wayne's True Grit. So, don't go into the theatre expecting to see a remake.

I've seen both, the new one is a very direct remake of the original, nearly scene for scene and a pretty good amount of the dialog is exactly the same. They changed some things here and there, particularly in the third act that made the story stronger and the characters more heroic, but it is a very close remake.

rage patton
12-25-2010, 10:38 AM
Like I said, I haven't seen the original. I have just heard from others that this movie is very different in tone than the original. Just because a scene looks the same, doesn't mean it necessarily feels the same. I dunno. I plan on watching the original sometime soon though.

AlecEiffel
12-25-2010, 10:54 AM
I know, I wasn't try to call you out or anything, I was just trying to chime in as someone who's seen both. I think you'll be surprised by how similar the movies are, even in tone, they aren't really all that different. I do think the new one is better, and it's good to see Jeff Bridges play Rooster Cogburn rather than seeing John Wayne play John Wayne (or Jeff Bridges playing John Wayne, which would have been a mistake).

The tone of the newer one is more 'Coen' like in general of course, and there are some things that added or removed, some scenes that are pretty much the same but work better in the newer one. I do know what you're saying and I agree with you, but I think you'll also see what I mean once you watch the original.

guedita
12-25-2010, 10:58 AM
My only complaint about True Grit was that Mattie's face never gets dirty throughout her entire escapade. It remains suspiciously shining and clean.

Also every time I go to large AMC theaters or the like I am reminded of why I rarely go out to the movies. Some dude behind me let his phone ring three times without turning it off or on silent. He also shouted "A-HEY BOO BOO!" during one scene of the movie that references a bear.

chairmenmeow47
12-25-2010, 01:50 PM
loved true grit. loved the little girl. i have never seen the original. my dad's obsessed with john wayne though, and he felt the film to be sacreligious. his main complaint is that john wayne was a good horseman & had a relationship with his horse, and nothing like that was portrayed in this one. but my dad also used to be pretty good with horses and used to work on westerns, so i think he's a bit biased. i told him it at least looked "grittier" than most john wayne movies i've seen and didn't come off quite as light-hearted.

cara's right that damon doesn't get dirty enough. the rodeo clown line was my favourite.

TallGuyCM
12-25-2010, 05:04 PM
cara's right that damon doesn't get dirty enough.

lol she meant Mattie, the little girl in the movie, not Matt Damon.

ErikFlyingV
12-25-2010, 05:18 PM
I just watched Antichrist. On Christmas. With my sister and her boyfriend.

Oops.

Atleast I got to test the new blu ray though :)

paulb
12-25-2010, 10:32 PM
Antichrist on blu ray? No thank you.

chairmenmeow47
12-25-2010, 10:34 PM
all the matt sounding peoples were sans dirt. lame.

chairmenmeow47
12-25-2010, 10:34 PM
also, black hair is great.

daxton
12-25-2010, 10:37 PM
Just watched Inception finally. It was alright. Definitely wasn't blow away by any means. Got bored and started internetting while still trying to watch somewhat. I'm sure it would have been more impressive and attention holding in a theater. I just don't see what the big deal is. What's the big deal, guys?

bobert
12-25-2010, 10:42 PM
What's the big deal, guys?

It's a mind-blowing metaphor for the creative process. Did the top ever stop spinning? I don't know.

daxton
12-25-2010, 10:43 PM
Ok....I guess I just don't like metaphors. Maybe similies are more my thing?


also, black hair is great.

True story.

GnarVee
12-25-2010, 10:51 PM
READ THIS:

http://www.chud.com/articles/articles/24477/1/NEVER-WAKE-UP-THE-MEANING-AND-SECRET-OF-INCEPTION/Page1.html

and then give INCEPTION another shot

bobert
12-25-2010, 10:56 PM
READ THIS:

http://www.chud.com/articles/articles/24477/1/NEVER-WAKE-UP-THE-MEANING-AND-SECRET-OF-INCEPTION/Page1.html

and then give INCEPTION another shot

It was precisely this bloated reading of the film that I was attempting to mock. That said, I would agree that the reason the film was so popular is that it gave audiences something to think about after they left the theatre, rare for a summer action movie.

daxton
12-25-2010, 11:15 PM
Well...that article didn't really enlighten me to anything I didn't already know about the film. I can see that the subject matter might be deep for a summer action movie. Generally, though, not so deep thought provoking. Also, I should probably watch it again before I attempt to critique it. I missed bits and pieces.

SoulDischarge
12-25-2010, 11:17 PM
Saw True Grit. Liked it, didn't love it. In the end it felt like an enjoyable way to spend two hours, but didn't add up to anything too consequential. The actual "coon hunt" part of the film felt a bit too condensed. There wasn't enough time to establish all the inter-relationships and conflicts to the point where they came across as really meaningful and fully formed. I really do love how the Coens make Hollywood films though. Not many modern westerns would linger enough to let the scenery take on such a strong sense of place as this did in parts.

Down Rodeo
12-26-2010, 09:31 PM
Back to the director debut thing....I really want to say Terry Zwigoff's Crumb, but it looks like he made a documentary a decade before that.

bmack86
12-27-2010, 08:50 AM
I liked True Grit quite a bit. The theater I watched it in was frigid which was pretty excellent for setting the mood of the film. I thought all the actors did a bang up job and, unlike the original film, the girl who played Maddie could actually act. The ending was better in this one as well.

bobert
12-28-2010, 07:15 PM
There are few pleasures in the modern movie-going experience that rival the banter of Coen Brothers' dialogue. What I'd give to be a fly on the wall during one of their writing sessions.

bmack86
12-28-2010, 07:23 PM
They don't even have writing sessions. They just think at eachother and somehow movies come out.

TallGuyCM
12-29-2010, 09:59 AM
Watched Catfish early this morning. The three involved with the making of the film felt very believable as far as the is-it-or-isn't-it-really-a-documentary controversy goes; but if the part at the end that explains the movie's title wasn't scripted, well then I don't know what is.

But yeah, echoing what some said a few months ago in this thread, it was entertaining nonetheless, regardless of whether it's a legitimate documentary or not.


Catfish - I thought this was going to be a horror movie. I really did.

This was my impression, too, haha.

humanoid
12-29-2010, 05:41 PM
Winter's Bone....awesome

almost as good as Transformers 2

shermanoaksyo
12-29-2010, 05:55 PM
Go see The Fighter immediately.

liquidsnake28
12-29-2010, 08:38 PM
I Love You Phillip Morris was good enough for an afternoon diversion from miserable weather. Jim Carrey and Leslie Mann are good as always but Ewen plays another pedestrian role. If it weren't for Danny Boyle I doubt he would have ever been anything. The script was predictable to me and the tone was really awkward at times but nonetheless, it had it's moments and didn't try to be anything it wasn't which I always appreciate. After growing up with his stupid comedies (the mask, dumb and dumber) and later being actually impressed with his work (truman show, eternal sunshine, man on the moon) I'm an unabashed Jim Carrey fan. This was just a passable drama/comedy about homosexuality and identity theft but fun enough. Oh and "James" Carrey in In Living Color was great too.

Down Rodeo
12-30-2010, 05:46 PM
I rented and watched Vincere last night, and it's easily one of the best films of the year. It tells the story of Mussolini's first lover and mother of his first-born son, who is silenced and thrown into mental asylums by the Fascist party once Mussolini takes another wife and it becomes inconvenient for the public to know of his lover & other son. It's a fascinating and unorthodox biopic with an eye-popping visual style, and it also engages very interestingly with the way that history is represented by those with the power to shape and/or suppress it. Highly recommended.

liquidsnake28
12-30-2010, 06:59 PM
Wow, I loved Black Swan. Aronofsky is becoming one of my favorite current directors. I can't wait to see what he does next.

york707
12-30-2010, 08:12 PM
I saw True Grit and liked it. The only thing I really didn't like was the ending. I really can never stand postscripts and really can't stand a postscript that has a voice over when the rest of the movie didn't have voice overs. The ending just seemed out of place in tone and pacing. **I have not seen the original nor read the book.

KungFuJoe
12-31-2010, 07:52 AM
This is going to be so fucking awesome. I really hope it gets a release in 2011. http://wongkarwainews.blogspot.com/2010/12/grandmasters-press-conference.html

Between that and Tree of Life 2011 should already be shaping up to be a decent year in cinema if not a stellar one. This year ended pretty good though. I thoroughly enjoyed Black Swan & True Grit. The Fighter wasn't so bad either.

bmack86
12-31-2010, 09:11 AM
I saw True Grit and liked it. The only thing I really didn't like was the ending. I really can never stand postscripts and really can't stand a postscript that has a voice over when the rest of the movie didn't have voice overs. The ending just seemed out of place in tone and pacing. **I have not seen the original nor read the book.

But the movie started with a similarly fashioned pre-script where she described the relationship between her father and Chaney and the killing and Chaney's escape rather than showing it. It was almost a symmetrical pull. And the final shot is the only time they show Maddy on her home-plot; kinda ties the whole film to a true close there.

sbessiso
12-31-2010, 09:17 AM
I Love You Phillip Morris was good enough for an afternoon diversion from miserable weather. Jim Carrey and Leslie Mann are good as always but Ewen plays another pedestrian role. If it weren't for Danny Boyle I doubt he would have ever been anything. The script was predictable to me and the tone was really awkward at times but nonetheless, it had it's moments and didn't try to be anything it wasn't which I always appreciate. After growing up with his stupid comedies (the mask, dumb and dumber) and later being actually impressed with his work (truman show, eternal sunshine, man on the moon) I'm an unabashed Jim Carrey fan. This was just a passable drama/comedy about homosexuality and identity theft but fun enough. Oh and "James" Carrey in In Living Color was great too.

I agree about the tone, but the movie was highly enjoyable. I found this to be Jim Carrey's best work in years (not really saying much) and the actual story is one of those so crazy it has to be true which I really like.

I thought Ewan was fantastic! What really made the movie is the shocking amount of chemistry the two stars had together. The way they looked at each other, held hands, kissed, it was all so believable

york707
12-31-2010, 09:25 AM
But the movie started with a similarly fashioned pre-script where she described the relationship between her father and Chaney and the killing and Chaney's escape rather than showing it. It was almost a symmetrical pull. And the final shot is the only time they show Maddy on her home-plot; kinda ties the whole film to a true close there.


Yes I forgot about that. That felt more natural. I just don't like the jump ahead 25 years for the last 5 minutes of the movie to wrap up things.

M Sparks
12-31-2010, 09:35 AM
Oh, I love Suspiria but the 2 films are so different I didn't really equate them in my mind.


It's weird, the first time I saw the Black Swan TV spot, I assumed it was the Suspiria remake for about 15 seconds. Natalie was supposed to star in that.

So what I really came in here for is someone told me to watch "Blood Into Wine". I don't know her very well, so I don't know if it's because it's a good doc, or if it's just because she is a Tool fanatic. Thought I'd ask if anyone has seen it, since my movie watching time has been limited lately.

roberto73
12-31-2010, 09:39 AM
Yes I forgot about that. That felt more natural. I just don't like the jump ahead 25 years for the last 5 minutes of the movie to wrap up things.

This was sort of the problem I had with the ending, too. We have this big quest that drives the plot, and its resolution seemed almost like an afterthought. I know that that's probably more philosophically in line with what the Coen Brothers are after than having everything Be Significant and Mean Something, but dramatically it didn't feel very satisfying.

wmgaretjax
12-31-2010, 09:40 AM
But the movie started with a similarly fashioned pre-script where she described the relationship between her father and Chaney and the killing and Chaney's escape rather than showing it. It was almost a symmetrical pull. And the final shot is the only time they show Maddy on her home-plot; kinda ties the whole film to a true close there.

Both were unnecessary in my book. The end felt clumsy though (damn if that last shot wasn't completely stunning though). The Coens are one of the few that manage to do voice over alright on occasion... this was not one of those times methinks.

The relationship between the girl and her father could have used some expansion... The whole film felt kind of flat because we had no context in that regard. All in all it was an enjoyable film (besides some of the glaring cgi/green screen/lighting technical errors that were shockingly bad), but definitely a low note for the Coens.

mountmccabe
12-31-2010, 01:04 PM
I saw True Grit and liked it. The only thing I really didn't like was the ending. I really can never stand postscripts and really can't stand a postscript that has a voice over when the rest of the movie didn't have voice overs. The ending just seemed out of place in tone and pacing. **I have not seen the original nor read the book.

I am with that, cuz.



It's weird, the first time I saw the Black Swan TV spot, I assumed it was the Suspiria remake for about 15 seconds. Natalie was supposed to star in that.

I have heard that that's why Black Swan was about ballet; she had been studying ballet for the other role which fell through. The story of Black Swan could have easily been about any number of things.

whynotsmile99
12-31-2010, 01:17 PM
So Ron Fricke's sequel to Baraka, "Samsara" is supposed to be coming out this year. Shot in 65mm of course. Without a doubt #1 on my must see list if it surfaces

sbessiso
12-31-2010, 03:01 PM
umm.....


David Fincher is already planning to shoot his version of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for Disney using 3D technology.

malcolmjamalawesome
12-31-2010, 03:37 PM
Just watched Valhalla Rising. Kind of disappointing. Now what.

liquidsnake28
12-31-2010, 03:46 PM
Watch Black Swan, Jackass 3D, Enter the Void, Social Network, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Greenberg, True Grit, or one of the many other good films that came out this year.

bobert
12-31-2010, 04:31 PM
Just watched Valhalla Rising. Kind of disappointing. Now what.

Malcolm, who's the chubby kid with the black eye and lip-herpes? I'm assuming there's got to be a good reason Troll 2 was unseated as your avatar.

liquidsnake28
12-31-2010, 04:43 PM
the chubby kid with the black eye and lip-herpes

New title for Devin.

AlecEiffel
12-31-2010, 05:08 PM
Wow, I loved Black Swan. Aronofsky is becoming one of my favorite current directors. I can't wait to see what he does next.

His next is a Wolverine movie with Hugh Jackman.

liquidsnake28
12-31-2010, 05:21 PM
Holy fuck ... disgusting (and I love X-Men.) I thought you were kidding at first. Hopefully he just considers it as a paycheck and Machine Man is his next real movie.

malcolmjamalawesome
12-31-2010, 06:56 PM
The best movie of 2010 was Billy Madison

motionnn77
01-01-2011, 11:36 AM
I got a screener for "I Love You Phillip Morris". The story was cool and quite extraordinary but I think Jim Carrey was sometimes channeling Ace Ventura. He has a tendency to become too animated as an actor.

I agree w/ the chemistry between him and McGregor: it seemed genuine.

But I have seen far better films.

motionnn77
01-01-2011, 11:40 AM
I did take my mom (she's a Cher fan) to see Burlesque over Thanksgiving.

I repeat: I took my mom.

But it at least it didn't suck as much as I thought it would. It was a fun piece of fluff and I learned that Christina Agiulara looks much better without all that pancake make-up on her face and with a more realistic shade of blond on her head.

MissingPerson
01-01-2011, 11:46 AM
Educational then, rather than entertaining.

RageAgainstTheAoki
01-02-2011, 09:25 AM
Anyone seen Rabbit Hole or The Illusionist yet? The Illusionist looks lovely; I'll take Sylvain Chomet's beautiful hand-drawn animation over those slick Pixar entertainments any day. (And, yeah, I realize in this day and age some of it is probably computer animated even if I can't tell)

I was kind of surprised to find out that John Cameron Mitchell directed Rabbit Hole. I saw the play with Cynthia Nixon in the Nicole Kidman role; it was fantastic. I'm curious to see how Mitchell handled the material and if Kidman was up to snuff. She's an easy target, I know, but when she gets it right she nails it. I thought she was brilliant in Birth a few years back.

BTW, sorry if I've missed a discussion on either film. Search isn't working for me right now (page just refreshes over and over).

liquidsnake28
01-02-2011, 09:28 AM
The best movie of 2010 was Billy Madison

Easily the worst post of the decade. Billy Madison is the most overrated movie ever, besides maybe something Ron Howard directed. I don't know what but nevermind, nothing is worse than this absymal shit. Simply Abysmal.

Still-ill
01-02-2011, 09:49 AM
...?

M Sparks
01-02-2011, 10:19 AM
Easily the worst post of the decade. Billy Madison is the most overrated movie ever, besides maybe something Ron Howard directed. I don't know what but nevermind, nothing is worse than this absymal shit. Simply Abysmal.

Thanks for putting descriptive titles on your posts.

schoolofruckus
01-02-2011, 12:25 PM
Anyone seen Rabbit Hole or The Illusionist yet? The Illusionist looks lovely; I'll take Sylvain Chomet's beautiful hand-drawn animation over those slick Pixar entertainments any day. (And, yeah, I realize in this day and age some of it is probably computer animated even if I can't tell)

I was kind of surprised to find out that John Cameron Mitchell directed Rabbit Hole. I saw the play with Cynthia Nixon in the Nicole Kidman role; it was fantastic. I'm curious to see how Mitchell handled the material and if Kidman was up to snuff. She's an easy target, I know, but when she gets it right she nails it. I thought she was brilliant in Birth a few years back.

BTW, sorry if I've missed a discussion on either film. Search isn't working for me right now (page just refreshes over and over).

I've seen both. The Illusionist is easily one of the best films of the year. I thought Rabbit Hole was really by-the-numbers, and I say this as an admirer of Mitchell, Kidman, and Eckhart.

Jen and I watched Everyone Else and Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World yesterday. Scott Pilgrim was awesome - somehow even more insane and hilarious than Edgar Wright's previous two films. The ending was a bit flat, but pretty much everything else in the film was a blast. Everyone Else started out strong, but really went off the rails in the last act. It's about a young, unmarried German couple vacationing in Italy, whose relationship begins to unravel due to the man's insecurity. There's some interesting material in here, and the female lead is really well-drawn, at least in the early going. But the male character is a one-note boor whose attractive qualities are frequently mentioned but never shown, and as it becomes increasingly frustrating why a strong woman would endure his whiny bullshit, the film loses most of its attempted profundity.

This is a reminder that if you want to watch a movie about relationship strife, fucking see Blue Valentine!

schoolofruckus
01-02-2011, 12:27 PM
Easily the worst post of the decade. Billy Madison is the most overrated movie ever, besides maybe something Ron Howard directed. I don't know what but nevermind, nothing is worse than this absymal shit. Simply Abysmal.

You do realize that Billy Madison is better than most of Sandler's other movies, don't you?

guedita
01-02-2011, 12:31 PM
I can't wait to see Blue Valentine, it looks fantastic.

I did end up seeing White Material last week, and it had some really stunning cinematography. It was kind of a struggle to watch in a lot of ways, because there is such a pervasive amount of purposelessness--done intentionally of course. Isabelle Hupert remains one of my all time favorite actresses.

liquidsnake28
01-02-2011, 05:03 PM
127 Hours was one of the worst movies I've ever seen in my entire life, almost as bad as Inception. How in the fuck are we supposed to care about the "protagonist?" If it was a Tarantino flick those two girls that he was hitting on / hiking with would come right back and cut his head off ... and all the audience would cheer.

Fuck Danny Boyle. That was 100% Grade A Bullshit.

Alchemy
01-02-2011, 05:55 PM
127 Hours should have gone for a B-Movie thing, in my opinion, like a Tarantino or Rodriguez flick. I would not have really been interested in knowing about the protagonist's life. If they wanted to keep it as a serious movie, I would have liked to see them get rid of his past flashbacks altogether, and instead, build his character by having him speculate on a future life. (Sort of how he was when he saw his future child, but not in a stupid way like they did it.) Otherwise, I didn't think it was too bad. I mean, it wasn't Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull. I did enjoy bits and pieces of it pretty well.

RageAgainstTheAoki
01-02-2011, 05:55 PM
I've seen both. The Illusionist is easily one of the best films of the year. I thought Rabbit Hole was really by-the-numbers, and I say this as an admirer of Mitchell, Kidman, and Eckhart.

Good to know. Thanks! Yeah, I think Rabbit Hole's probably gonna be a Netflix film for me.

liquidsnake28
01-02-2011, 06:00 PM
127 Hours should have gone for a B-Movie thing, in my opinion, like a Tarantino or Rodriguez flick.

Well of course. Otherwise I wouldn't be raging against the Danny the Douchebag Boyle Machine, and I'd just watch The Toxic Avenger or any other B Movie that doesn't have a gigantic stick up it's ass.

daxton
01-02-2011, 07:08 PM
Anyone ever heard of Trash Humpers? My friend was telling me about it today. It sounds pretty retarded.

She was also telling me about Exit Through the Gift Shop which I can't wait to see. If you like graffiti, you should probably check it out. I get the feeling there aren't a lot of documentary watchers around here, though.

Both are on Netflix, I think.

whynotsmile99
01-02-2011, 07:12 PM
I loved EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP. Without a doubt one of the freshest documentaries I've seen in some time. It really quite blew my mind. It's streaming on netflix in HD if anyone still needs to catch it.

Trash Humpers is on my list as well. Looks...great

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wmgaretjax
01-02-2011, 07:16 PM
Exit Through The Gift Shop suffers from the same schtick as nearly all of Banksy's artwork... that is, that there is essentially nothing left beneath the surface once the reveal takes place. It's not enough that there be ambiguous residue, it has to point to something at least moderately substantial and interesting. The guy is a one trick pony and it was tired at the outset.

whynotsmile99
01-02-2011, 07:19 PM
Exit Through The Gift Shop suffers from the same schtick as nearly all of Banksy's artwork... that is, that there is essentially nothing left beneath the surface once the reveal takes place. It's not enough that there be ambiguous residue, it has to point to something at least moderately substantial and interesting. The guy is a one trick pony and it was tired at the outset.

so do you take it that Banksy created the art credited to Mr. Brainwash?

liquidsnake28
01-02-2011, 07:27 PM
My whole family and a few of my friends are really fucking pissed off at Danny Boyle right now. That was seriously one of the worst, ever.

algunz
01-02-2011, 07:32 PM
The movie as an experience was not bad, the part I hated the most was the soundtrack.

liquidsnake28
01-02-2011, 07:34 PM
This motherfucker did not direct Trainspotting. Nobody is buying that shit.

algunz
01-02-2011, 07:37 PM
I'm not sure how to even respond to that.

bballarl
01-02-2011, 07:40 PM
I saw Chinatown last night. It was pretty amazing.

daxton
01-02-2011, 07:41 PM
Trainspotting does seem a little out of place when you look at his list of accomplishments.

bmack86
01-02-2011, 07:41 PM
The real events of Chinatown led to the desertification of Bishop.

Starraven
01-02-2011, 07:44 PM
so do you take it that Banksy created the art credited to Mr. Brainwash?

Ok so there is banksy the artist in real life...


and then there is the banksy character artist in the movie (mocumentary).



Correct me if I'm wrong but I think his comment was about the Real Life banksy and his art (including the movie). Not the imaginary world of banksy vs. Mr.brainwash that was depicted in the movie. Please do not mix the two.

liquidsnake28
01-02-2011, 07:47 PM
It really is a whole other level of awfulness. When you have young directors making films like Black Swan, Enter The Void, Social Network, and There Will Be Blood, that's when you fully realize how terrible this actually is. We're all still dumbfounded.

daxton
01-02-2011, 07:52 PM
I don't think I would call Noe young.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-02-2011, 07:58 PM
I don't think I would call Noe young.

The youngest on that list is PT Anderson at 40, so none of them are "young"

liquidsnake28
01-02-2011, 07:59 PM
I don't think I would call Boyle an actual person. Steaming pile of human shit, yes.

Edit - Younger than Speilberg

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-02-2011, 08:00 PM
I haven't seen 127 hours yet, but I enjoy every single one of Boyle's previous films.

Also, yes, Chinatown is indeed brilliant.

liquidsnake28
01-02-2011, 08:07 PM
I enjoyed every single one of his films (even the fucking Beach) until this.

Alchemy
01-02-2011, 08:15 PM
127 Hours wasn't that bad, it just wasn't that good.

liquidsnake28
01-02-2011, 08:19 PM
LULZ

This has pushed to the point that some of my family members are seriously issuing quicksand-esque threats to the Mr. Boyle estate.

Fuckin Honeywell, how do they work?

schoolofruckus
01-02-2011, 09:21 PM
Liquidsnake, what in the FUCK have you snorted today? If you're going to craft seven hate-posts about one movie and offer no other criticism but that you don't think the lead character deserved to have his story told, you're as bad at evaluating films as you allege Danny Boyle to be at making them.

I wasn't a gigantic fan of 127 Hours either (I enjoyed it but it doesn't really warrant further consideration), but fuck's sake.

wmgaretjax
01-02-2011, 10:29 PM
I was gonna say, you haven't actually really said anything about the movie. I thought the movie was fine... It exactly matched the expectations I had going in... I'm not really sure what else you could have expected. (I would say I thought the cinematography in general was fucking awful, but so are most of Boyle's films)

liquidsnake28
01-02-2011, 10:40 PM
I huffed an 8 ball then tried to show off what I thought I knew about Kubrick.


I just watched the old Die Hard again, now that's how you do an action movie. None of this Michael Bay transforming bullshit. Just this dude stuck in a fucking building kicking ass. A big old fucking building!












Honestly though, ketamine and morphine. I guess Boyle isn't THAT bad. Still though, fuck him. I loved Black Swan.

bmack86
01-02-2011, 11:16 PM
I wanted to just watch something fun and entertaining tonight so I went with the documentary on one of my favorite bands, The Minutemen. We Jam Econo is a spectacular documentary, with great footage of them performing and a litany of interviews with people who were around when they were a band. What it isn't is a light, fun show. They did an excellent job of portraying what a family these three guys were, and especially the connection that D. Boon and Mike Watt had. When they play footage of Little Man With A Gun In His Hand and have clips of D. Boon playing from every set they'd shown throughout the documentary as his final goodbye, it's just crushing. Great movie, but if you really care about this stuff it's very emotional.

malcolmjamalawesome
01-03-2011, 01:34 PM
http://www.redlettermedia.com/

This guy has finally made his Episode 3 review. It's about an hour and 45 minutes long. And brilliant.

HandBanana
01-03-2011, 01:45 PM
http://www.redlettermedia.com/

This guy has finally made his Episode 3 review. It's about an hour and 45 minutes long. And brilliant.

He really nails it in the third part. About how the use of green screen hems in everyone. You cant walk, you cant run, and it constricts EVERYTHING.

HowToDisappear
01-03-2011, 03:44 PM
We made the trek up to LA yesterday to see The Illusionist. Just superb. Sweetly funny, sad and poignant. The animation is gorgeous. Loved the affectionate nod to Mon Oncle; it's easy to picture this as the live-action vehicle Tati had intended for himself and his daughter back in the day. Highly recommend.

TallGuyCM
01-03-2011, 04:17 PM
Where is The Illusionist playing in LA?

Edit: Ah, the Laemmle. Nevermind.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-03-2011, 04:19 PM
I would like to see The Illusionist again in a nicer theater. Where is playing? it's fucking brilliant.

Also, i watched Control, the Ian Curtis flick, and I really, really enjoyed the hell out of it. it's beautiful.

EDIT: chris and i must have been typing at the same time.

BigBryan
01-03-2011, 04:19 PM
Watched all the Vice Guide to Travel on netflix. I enjoyed the hell out of it and found the stories fascinating. They did one specifically on Poland after they did one on the Wodka/Vodka wars. Monotonix gets a brief cameo while they visit a music festival. These aren't new, but I dont remember seeing them available on netflix before.

sbessiso
01-03-2011, 07:14 PM
Tarantino's Top 20 of 2010. Robin Hood? And no Inception is interesting

1. Toy Story 3
2. The Social Network
3. Animal Kingdom
4. I Am Love
5. Tangled
6. True Grit
7. The Town
8. Greenberg
9. Cyrus
10. Enter The Void
11. Kick-Ass
12. Knight and Day
13. Get Him To The Greek
14. The Fighter
15. The King’s Speech
16. The Kids Are All Right
17. How To Train Your Dragon
18. Robin Hood
19. Amer
20. Jackass 3-D

daxton
01-03-2011, 08:57 PM
Also, i watched Control, the Ian Curtis flick, and I really, really enjoyed the hell out of it. it's beautiful.

Control was pretty amazing.

Watching a doc about wind turbines. Really interesting. It's mostly about the negative effects they have on the communities they're installed around/in.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-03-2011, 10:01 PM
I'm happy someone is giving Robin Hood some love. I thought it was a fucking blast.

bmack86
01-03-2011, 10:32 PM
I watched Harvey tonight. It's a fantastically odd story about Elwood, a wealthy and extraordinarily friendly man played by James Stewart. Elwood's best friend is an invisible rabbit who is 6'3". They go to bars and talk to people, all to the consternation of Elwood's socialite old sister and her matronly daughter. The movie could have been too goofy or too campy, but it's saved by the quiet friendliness that Stewart emanates. He really got into the character and turned what could easily have been a joke into a really believable and rich person. I was surprised by how much I liked a movie about Jimmy Stewart hanging out with a giant alcoholic rabbit...wait, that sounds awesome. Watch Harvey.

TallGuyCM
01-03-2011, 10:40 PM
Yeah, Harvey is great. Many actually say it's Stewart's finest acting performance.

And wtf, Tangled above Enter the Void on Tarantino's '10 list? Jesus Christ.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-04-2011, 10:14 AM
I watched Duck You Sucker last night. it was a bit disappointing. It drags on a lot, and feels much longer than The Good, The Bad And The Ugly and Once Upon A Time In The West, although it's not. It's much more heavy-handed in its evaluation of the socio/political landscape at the time than the other films, and it sucks a lot of the fun out of it. There are some really stupendous action sequences though, and in the first half of the film Rod Steiger's characters is a total fucking hoot and a lot of fun.

Unfortunately James Coburn isn't as effective as either Clint Eastwood or Charles Bronson, but that may be less his acting and more his character's motivations. The film gets overly sentimental and flip flops its tone too often. Morricone's score in this one also gets really overbearing at times and the sappy theme for Coburn's characters just seems completely out of place.

If this one were 45 minutes shorter, it could be a lot better. It's definitely worth watching if you like Leone's films, because it looks spectacular and as I said before there are some incredible action sequences. The opening 30 minutes alone are really fucking quite good actually.

LunaVC
01-04-2011, 11:49 AM
watched Black Swan the other day - really good


watched Fuel last night and that was good too

humanoid
01-04-2011, 11:52 AM
Did anyone ever see The Killer Inside Me with Casey Affleck?

I have that coming today from Netflix, along with Gamorra....I can't wait to watch Gamorra, and have been interested in seeing Killer Inside for a while, but have heard incredibly mixed reviews.

Just curious

LunaVC
01-04-2011, 11:54 AM
Did anyone ever see The Killer Inside Me with Casey Affleck?

I have that coming today from Netflix, along with Gamorra....I can't wait to watch Gamorra, and have been interested in seeing Killer Inside for a while, but have heard incredibly mixed reviews.

Just curious

yeah streamed it online innit - very hard to find at the time tho

i'll be honest man, bit of a let down. Thought there'd be more "murder" and pyschological shit in it. Was pretty tame even the infamous "scene"

it's ok tho, just a let down 6/10

schoolofruckus
01-04-2011, 12:02 PM
No, The Killer Inside Me is fantastic. It'll be on my end of the year list, which I probably will cheat on and offer in late January after I have a chance to catch all the Spirit Award screenings and shit.

schoolofruckus
01-04-2011, 12:02 PM
I thought Gomorrah was pretty bland.

LunaVC
01-04-2011, 12:05 PM
FFS - this frickin message board has so many stupid hipsters

that was just my opinion, I had been waiting for that movie to come out and heard various reviews, so when I saw it, it was a bit of a let down, not what I expected it to be, it's still a good movie, like it's "ok" nothing amazing. And certainly not hard edged, I've seen worse movies believe me.

Coachella forum members sure are argumentative.

humanoid
01-04-2011, 12:34 PM
No, The Killer Inside Me is fantastic. It'll be on my end of the year list, which I probably will cheat on and offer in late January after I have a chance to catch all the Spirit Award screenings and shit.

I'm looking forward to it. Have greatly enjoyed Casey Affleck in Jesse James, and Gone Baby Gone, so checking his work out has become a habit...for several years, I never imagined saying such things about the Affleck brothers....but Ben, with his directorial work, has vastly changed my perception of him as well.


I thought Gomorrah was pretty bland.

I've heard that a couple times as well, but the subject matter is irresistible to me. I just read a book about the Camorra, and I couldn't resist the film...thanks for the feedback.


FFS - this frickin message board has so many stupid hipsters

that was just my opinion, I had been waiting for that movie to come out and heard various reviews, so when I saw it, it was a bit of a let down, not what I expected it to be, it's still a good movie, like it's "ok" nothing amazing. And certainly not hard edged, I've seen worse movies believe me.

Coachella forum members sure are argumentative.

Don't worry about it. Schoolio is a good guy, and he was simply offering his opinion as well. It just happened to be the opposite of yours. I'm going to watch it either way, tonight or tomorrow, and I will then form my own opinion about it, which may completely agree with one of you, or neither of you, who knows??

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-04-2011, 01:06 PM
I'm not sure how offering differing opinions makes one a hipster.

schoolofruckus
01-04-2011, 01:08 PM
FFS - this frickin message board has so many stupid hipsters

that was just my opinion, I had been waiting for that movie to come out and heard various reviews, so when I saw it, it was a bit of a let down, not what I expected it to be, it's still a good movie, like it's "ok" nothing amazing. And certainly not hard edged, I've seen worse movies believe me.

Coachella forum members sure are argumentative.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha. I've never been called a stupid hipster before, and I really wasn't expecting that comment to be the one that got me over the hump. The movie was absorbing because of the way it viewed its lead character, not because it was full of fucked-up shit, although it was that, too.

Seriously, if you wanted more of the murder scenes in that movie - or for them to be more "hard-edged" - then I'm not the one who has something wrong with me.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-04-2011, 01:09 PM
oh, as well as Duck you Sucker i watched this fairly entertaining flick called Suck on Netflix instant last night.
http://www.movie-list.com/posters/big/zoom/suck.jpg

it's a rock musical comedy about vampires that, as you can see on the poster, features a whole bunch of bit parts from some awesome people. It's light entertainment, and the music is okay. It's probably not something I'll watch again, but it's fun.

schoolofruckus
01-04-2011, 01:12 PM
What a cast. That's absolutely amazing, Drinkey.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-04-2011, 01:19 PM
I also just realized that it's by the same guy that did an absurdly entertaining Canadian comedy called Phil The Alien, which was a lot funnier than it should have been.

humanoid
01-04-2011, 01:21 PM
Duck You Sucker
Suck

What's next Drinkey?

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-04-2011, 01:23 PM
Ha, i searched for Duck You Sucker on netflix instant on my tv and Suck appeared next to it in the search results. The poster caught my eye, so I jumped on the computer and looked it up, having never heard of it.

humanoid
01-04-2011, 01:32 PM
I'm Gonna Get You Sucka and Vampires Suck are the only two logical next steps that I can think of off the top of my head

LunaVC
01-04-2011, 01:34 PM
i didn't believe Affleck as a serial killer tho

he'll always be Kevin's older brother from American Pie

the one who made the book about eating flange

liked Gone Bubba Gone tho, that was ill

humanoid
01-04-2011, 01:37 PM
/\ did you see him in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford?

I thought he was fantastic in that and it's one of my favorite films of the past 5 years.

schoolofruckus
01-04-2011, 01:42 PM
The more LunaVC talks, the more suspect this whole conversation becomes. Casey Affleck is one of the best actors working right now, and The Killer Inside Me is further proof of that even if one finds other problems with it.

You're dead on, humanoid - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was a landmark film. It's the best movie that any of the involved parties have ever made - Pitt included. I can't wait for Cogan's Trade (Andrew Dominik's next movie, which Pitt and Casey are both supposedly signed for).

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-04-2011, 01:46 PM
Jesse James was absurdly good. After I finally got around to it I was fucking kicking myself for having not seen it in the theater. one of the most under-appreciated movies to come out in years, IMO.

humanoid
01-04-2011, 01:58 PM
The more LunaVC talks, the more suspect this whole conversation becomes. Casey Affleck is one of the best actors working right now, and The Killer Inside Me is further proof of that even if one finds other problems with it.

You're dead on, humanoid - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was a landmark film. It's the best movie that any of the involved parties have ever made - Pitt included. I can't wait for Cogan's Trade (Andrew Dominik's next movie, which Pitt and Casey are both supposedly signed for).

Cogan's Trade...I had heard rumors about that a while ago, but hadn't heard much lately. Definitely something I'll be looking forward to, in light of how stellar Jesse James was...thanks for the mention.

LunaVC
01-04-2011, 02:12 PM
/\ did you see him in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford?

I thought he was fantastic in that and it's one of my favorite films of the past 5 years.

yeah that was good

Casey Affleck is a good actor

just his appearance doesn't suit him to be a serial killer, he's too babyish looking

just my opinion innit, and ya know, I expected more from Killer Inside Me
i guess it was just hyped in a really bad way

I usually listen to Mark Kermode and he's also spot on with his reviews and he totally slated it

schoolofruckus
01-04-2011, 02:13 PM
From what I've read, they're moving the setting from Boston to New Orleans (which I love - there have been enough Boston crime movies recently). Shooting begins in March, so we probably won't see it until about two years from now.

humanoid
01-04-2011, 02:17 PM
nice...Boston is a great setting for crime stories, but it certainly has been used a few times in recent years....two years seems like a long time, but unfortunately it will be here before we know it.....thanks

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-04-2011, 07:34 PM
Holy fucking shit, I just watched A Town Called Panic and it is absolute fucking lunacy for 75 minutes. i completely love it.

Here's the trailer:
http://vimeo.com/7691614

It's on Netflix instant

Mr.Nipples
01-04-2011, 07:57 PM
the guy who directed Monsters is directing legendarys Godzilla reboot.

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schoolofruckus
01-04-2011, 08:08 PM
Did you (or anyone else) see that? I thought it looked awesome, but everything I read suggested that it was narratively lacking.

KungFuJoe
01-04-2011, 08:39 PM
Just watched Reign of Assassins, which stars Michelle Yeoh & is co-directed by John Woo. It can't be stated enough how damn fantastic it is to have John Woo back in China making action pictures. While he may not have had all that much control over this production it's still a good martial arts flick & it is great to watch Michelle Yeoh get to do what she does best once again. The film was also directed by Korean director Chao-Bin Su who I'm not too familiar with and co-stars Woo-sung Jung who played the good in The Good the Bad & the Weird. If you're into kung fu movies & have seen Woo's Last Hurrah For Chivalry then I suggest you seek this one out.

I've got two other Chinese films on deck. Tsui Hark's latest Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame & Bodyguards & Assassins. It's good having Hong Kong turn out some fun films once again.

daxton
01-04-2011, 08:49 PM
Just watched Prince of Persia and am ashamed of how much a enjoyed it. Fun stuff.

choice cat
01-04-2011, 09:38 PM
Anyone else gonna go to that screening of the town this thursday?

rage patton
01-04-2011, 09:46 PM
I have heard from a lot of people that The Town is really good. I, for some reason, have a hard time believing this. Should I take the time to watch it?

LunaVC
01-04-2011, 10:18 PM
The Town's alright

It's not amazing like everyone makes out

ya know

it's good

It's no Dark Knight you know what I mean

wmgaretjax
01-04-2011, 10:27 PM
It is a mediocre genre film. Just go into it expecting that.

choice cat
01-04-2011, 10:29 PM
I have heard the same thing, missed it in theaters but found this random screening on thursday (thanks to schoolofruckus) that ben afflecks doing a q&a at so i thought that would be interesting.

LunaVC
01-04-2011, 10:33 PM
it's worth seeing at the cinema don't get me wrong, i felt please afterwards, like I ate a a nice burger or something

not like Godfather 2 which is like a big steak

or Scarface which is like a huge Thanksgiving dinner

you feel good

I've seen the Bounty Hunter and and Gamer and I've contemplated asking for my money back
lack of good films these days, Town is a good film

choice cat
01-04-2011, 10:34 PM
scarface thanksgiving dinner?

bobert
01-04-2011, 10:42 PM
I have heard from a lot of people that The Town is really good. I, for some reason, have a hard time believing this. Should I take the time to watch it?

I would, you could certainly do worse for an evening rental. I'm not a Ben Affleck fan but found him strangely likable in this one. The plot isn't full of surprises but the cast is really good and the action well staged. Affleck has some chops as a director.