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GoodGirlGalaxy
05-16-2011, 08:44 AM
The BluRay talk earlier this afternoon coupled with excitement over the fact that Malick's new work will be screening somewhere in the world at around 11:30 pm tonight spurred me to sit down and watch The Thin Red Line today in its entirety. Simply put, it could be the most spectacular home viewing experience I've ever had.

I loved that movie. I watched it during my war movie craze.

What are some must-see Malick flicks? I really want to see the new one but haven't seen a lot of his stuff.

PS: Watched Irreversible last night. Some images will never leave my head.

wmgaretjax
05-16-2011, 09:09 AM
they are all must see. but most of all Days of Heaven.

Newro7ic
05-16-2011, 09:14 AM
I really need to re-watch this damn movie. I absolutely hated it when I saw it in the theater when i was in high school...I'm a bit different now.

I feel the exact same way. I am going to re-visit this movie. Hopefully this weekend.

AlecEiffel
05-16-2011, 09:16 AM
The BluRay talk earlier this afternoon coupled with excitement over the fact that Malick's new work will be screening somewhere in the world at around 11:30 pm tonight spurred me to sit down and watch The Thin Red Line today in its entirety. Simply put, it could be the most spectacular home viewing experience I've ever had.

As a guy who owns over 350 Blu Rays, I have to say I completely agree. There are a lot of great looking transfers out there, but none of them come anywhere near The Thin Red Line, in my opinion anyway.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-16-2011, 09:18 AM
Obviously, Aliens is the only movie worth owning on Blu-Ray.


As a guy who owns over 350 Blu Rays, I have to say I completely agree. There are a lot of great looking transfers out there, but none of them come anywhere near The Thin Red Line, in my opinion anyway.

I thought we agreed it was Aliens.

sbessiso
05-16-2011, 09:22 AM
SCRE4M was thoroughly enjoyable.

AlecEiffel
05-16-2011, 09:23 AM
I have actually yet to see the Aliens blu ray. Thin Red Line is the best I've seen so far.

PotVsKtl
05-16-2011, 09:29 AM
SCRE4M was thoroughly enjoyable.

Kil yourself.

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 09:40 AM
Oh and back to the Blu-Ray recommendations....

Fantastic Mr Fox looks terrific. Fight Club of course wrings as much out of the technology as possible. As bad of flicks as they are, the Star Wars prequels (particularly Clones for some reason) looked insanely good and they were just upsampled dvds.

sbessiso
05-16-2011, 09:42 AM
Kil yourself.

*Kill

guedita
05-16-2011, 09:43 AM
I bought Fantastic Mr. Fox at Best Buy when I bought the blu-ray! I haven't had a chance to watch anything yet though, but I think that will be my first one.

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 09:52 AM
I bought Fantastic Mr. Fox at Best Buy when I bought the blu-ray! I haven't had a chance to watch anything yet though, but I think that will be my first one.

Its gorgeous. And the special features are really worth watching. I was surprised to see just how invested Bill Murray was in it all. He seemed to want to hang around for every part of the production process. Which is of course awesome.

Miroir Noir
05-16-2011, 10:16 AM
I'm holding off on Fantastic Mr. Fox because there will be an inevitable Criterion in another year or so.

schoolofruckus
05-16-2011, 10:25 AM
I bought Fantastic Mr. Fox at Best Buy when I bought the blu-ray! I haven't had a chance to watch anything yet though, but I think that will be my first one.

That's funny - I also bought Fantastic Mr. Fox (and Mad Men season 1) from Best Buy along with my player. FMF does look great.

juloxx
05-16-2011, 10:35 AM
13 Assasins looks amazing. Why isnt it playing in more theaters? The reviews are fantastic. Need to see me that

bobert
05-16-2011, 10:36 AM
What are some must-see Malick flicks? I really want to see the new one but haven't seen a lot of his stuff.


they are all must see. but most of all Days of Heaven.

Badlands is equally brilliant, imo.

NachoCat
05-16-2011, 10:42 AM
I got War of the Worlds when I got my Blu-Ray. I dont know what it is with that movie in particular but it doesnt even look like its in HD. Every other movie I have looks phenomenal. Wierd

schoolofruckus
05-16-2011, 10:54 AM
This will undoubtedly kick ass:

http://criterion-production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/3406/575_BD_box_348x490.jpg

Miroir Noir
05-16-2011, 10:57 AM
Yep, with Killer's Kiss as a supplement. The August titles just announced will make one of Criterion's most loaded months ever.

Grandma
05-16-2011, 11:01 AM
in terms of spreading the legs of your system both visually and sonically, i've found nothing better than this:

http://hddb.net/ecs_covers/trinity-and-beyond-the-atomic-bomb-movie-168936-large.jpg

AlecEiffel
05-16-2011, 11:01 AM
I can't wait for IF.

paulb
05-16-2011, 11:14 AM
This will undoubtedly kick ass:

http://criterion-production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/3406/575_BD_box_348x490.jpg

Seriously? I just watched this 2 days ago.... will def be buying this!

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 11:25 AM
in terms of spreading the legs of your system both visually and sonically, i've found nothing better than this:

http://hddb.net/ecs_covers/trinity-and-beyond-the-atomic-bomb-movie-168936-large.jpg

Wow really?
I saw this on Netflix but havent watched it yet.
Isnt it mostly scratchy file footage?

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-16-2011, 11:25 AM
Are the blu-ray versions of El Topo and The Holy Mountain worth owning at $35 each? Or should I just go with Jodorowsky's 3-pack DVD set with these two and Fando y Lis for $45? Thus the main question, is Fando y Lis worth owning?

Edit: Fuck it, I'm just going to rent them before I do anything rash and expensive.

Grandma
05-16-2011, 12:13 PM
Isnt it mostly scratchy file footage?


No. if anything it set the high water mark for film restoration...


watch it on blu-ray over the netflix version if you can, ive been surprised at how many local libraries have it in stock in their AV section

wmgaretjax
05-16-2011, 12:22 PM
The most exciting criterion announcement today was the complete films of Jean Vigo. It's about time...

Miroir Noir
05-16-2011, 12:29 PM
Absolutely. I have held off on purchasing the region 2 Vigo set forever in hopes of this day finally arriving.

PotVsKtl
05-16-2011, 12:32 PM
No. if anything it set the high water mark for film restoration...

Metropolis would like a word with you.

PotVsKtl
05-16-2011, 12:34 PM
Oh jesus high-def L’Atalante.

bmack86
05-16-2011, 12:50 PM
Tell me about Vigo.

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 01:00 PM
Tell me about Vigo.

The master of evil?
Try to battle my boys?
That's not legal!

Grandma
05-16-2011, 01:01 PM
Metropolis would like a word with you.

I dont agree. Compare the original source reels used for the 2010 kino restoration of Metropolis and the original reels pulled from the original cameras(only 5% of the movie used 2nd hand stock) used at each of those explosions for Trinity and Beyond..., which were then kept in either the original camera magazines(reels never pulled out) or shitty basement quality conditions for more than 50 years(most of the footage recovered were not kept in archives). I can guarantee that the ex ILM employees who worked on Trinity and Beyond had far more of a job restoring all that degraded and literally burned out color footage into anything digestible than the folks at Kino did with Metropolis. Couple that with the fact Trinity and Beyond...was released in 1995 and is still neck and neck in restoration quality with the 2010 Kino release and I still say that its the better achievement in the field.

TallGuyCM
05-16-2011, 01:58 PM
Tell me about Vigo.

This.

TallGuyCM
05-16-2011, 02:01 PM
PS: Watched Irreversible last night. Some images will never leave my head.

Hopefully this tactless dipshit didn't ruin anything for you:


another fucked up gaspar noe movie would be irreversible. if you can make it past the first 25 minutes...

I took the spoiler part out of the sentence purposefully. People in this thread are really good about discussing movies while still being vague and not ruining them for anyone who hasn't seen them. This guy really needs to get a clue.

wmgaretjax
05-16-2011, 02:08 PM
Vigo only made two feature films so it's not tough to dive into his work... he was a spanish anarchist that many french new wave directors credit with being an origin point for the movement. his films were banned or eviscerated by studio editors and he didn't really get much recognition until after he died (in his late twenties i believe).

Both of his features, Zéro de Conduite and L'Atlante, are simultaneously whimsical and ultra-political without ever feeling bogged down. They are brilliant films that are absolutely required viewing . I'd watch them in that order when you get the chance.

TallGuyCM
05-16-2011, 02:16 PM
Ohhh, that guy. I remember you highly recommending L'Atalante a few months ago.

Miroir Noir
05-16-2011, 02:21 PM
As if to demonstrate how influential Vigo was, Criterion is releasing Lindsay Anderson's If . . . on Blu the same day, a late '60s reimagining of much of Zéro de conduite.

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 02:23 PM
I am buying the shit out of that "If..." reissue.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-16-2011, 02:27 PM
Hopefully this tactless dipshit didn't ruin anything for you

Don't worry, Chris, as much as I comb through this thread I avoid reading spoilers. Dyltron3030 didn't ruin anything for me.

Speaking of Noe, he has only done three films. I've seen the last two which were shot very similarly with the constantly moving camera. Is that style his own or am I just naive about the directors he's copying?

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-16-2011, 02:34 PM
BTW, this was a pretty funny little review of another flick starring the UK's and US's supposedly hot/worst actress, Keira Knightley.

http://www.tinymixtapes.com/film/last-night

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 02:37 PM
Also the Criterion Topsy Turvy bluray is one of the most beautiful things Ive ever seen.
I didnt include it in the recommendations because I have yet after 12 years of trying to get even one other person to sit and watch the entire thing with me. :(

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-16-2011, 03:01 PM
Are you kidding? What makes the movie so difficult to sit through?

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 03:04 PM
Nobody cares for the subject matter, and since most of the film is about the journey and the details along the way and not so much an arc to a destination, fools tend to not engage with it.

Sucks, as its one of my favorite films. (Shrug)

SoulDischarge
05-16-2011, 03:24 PM
I actually watched Topsy-Turvy for the first time last week. It was enjoyable but I didn't feel sucker punched by it or anything. I think it's something that I need to soak in over multiple viewings.

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 03:27 PM
I think it's something that I need to soak in over multiple viewings.

That's it right there.
It works best as a world of details to get lost a bit in.

That's what I love about Gangs of New York as well. The story there is pretty much beside the point for me. I just want to visit and get lost a bit. Topsy Turvy has the added benefit of some truly great music and set pieces too.

SoulDischarge
05-16-2011, 03:30 PM
I feel like for Topsy-Turvy, they wrote down all the important plot points, then filmed the inverse of them, just capturing the stuff that didn't move the story ahead. Definitely an interesting approach to storytelling.

HandBanana
05-16-2011, 03:36 PM
Ha. You may be right.
Oh and Andy Serkis is brilliant and nearly unrecognizable in this scene...

S647is8rvvM

KungFuJoe
05-16-2011, 07:25 PM
Well fuck me. I don't want to have to choose between this http://filmguide.lafilmfest.com/tixSYS/2011/films/4745
or this
http://filmguide.lafilmfest.com/tixSYS/2011/films/4970

Of course I'd choose The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman, so I'm hoping to not be working nights anymore come mid June.

Also, anyone who can make it to this screening probably should as well http://filmguide.lafilmfest.com/tixSYS/2011/films/1743.

Lots of good stuff at the LA Film Fest this year I must say.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-16-2011, 10:11 PM
I just watched Dead Ringers for the time...what a deeply disturbing film. Jeremy Irons is fucking amazing in it.

schoolofruckus
05-17-2011, 05:07 AM
Well fuck me. I don't want to have to choose between this http://filmguide.lafilmfest.com/tixSYS/2011/films/4745
or this
http://filmguide.lafilmfest.com/tixSYS/2011/films/4970

Of course I'd choose The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman, so I'm hoping to not be working nights anymore come mid June.

Also, anyone who can make it to this screening probably should as well http://filmguide.lafilmfest.com/tixSYS/2011/films/1743.

Lots of good stuff at the LA Film Fest this year I must say.

I'm very upset that Drive is only playing once and right in the middle of the U2 show I'm seeing that weekend.

Miroir Noir
05-17-2011, 07:48 AM
Hey, who else wants to pre-order the Cul-de-Sac DVD for $1?
http://www.amazon.com/Cul--Criterion-Collection-Donald-Pleasance/dp/B005152C8C/ref=sr_1_8?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1305641000&sr=1-8

wmgaretjax
05-17-2011, 08:03 AM
I'm very upset that Drive is only playing once and right in the middle of the U2 show I'm seeing that weekend.

the clear problem is going to see U2...

HandBanana
05-17-2011, 08:34 AM
Hey, who else wants to pre-order the Cul-de-Sac DVD for $1?
http://www.amazon.com/Cul--Criterion-Collection-Donald-Pleasance/dp/B005152C8C/ref=sr_1_8?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1305641000&sr=1-8

Order placed, altho I have no idea how this is possible.

Miroir Noir
05-17-2011, 08:38 AM
It's assuredly a pricing error, but Amazon is usually good about fulfilling these, unless you order like fifty or something.

juloxx
05-17-2011, 08:43 AM
13 Assasins..... sooo badass. Done by the director of Battle Royale (need I say more?). Its Pretty much a modern 7 Samurai.

If anyone is into those kind of movies where a couple of badmen are outnumbered and have all odds stacked against them, yet proceed to kick unlimited asses, this is the movie for you.

schoolofruckus
05-17-2011, 09:06 AM
13 Assasins..... sooo badass. Done by the director of Battle Royale

No.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-17-2011, 09:12 AM
13 Assasins..... sooo badass. Done by the director of Battle Royale


No.

Haha. I actually have 13 Assassins on my calendar for this Friday at the Lumiere theater in SF. We'll see if it holds up to all of juloxx's praise.

wmgaretjax
05-17-2011, 09:28 AM
Ugh... Battle Royale...

caeden
05-17-2011, 09:33 AM
keep it up guys. i'm using this as my "see movies you've never heard of" suggestion box

schoolofruckus
05-17-2011, 11:23 AM
the clear problem is going to see U2...

Sweet stage rig + more Achtung songs recently than new ones = not a mistake!

Thankfully Drive will be out in September...

KungFuJoe
05-17-2011, 12:06 PM
13 Assasins..... sooo badass. Done by the director of Battle Royale (need I say more?). Its Pretty much a modern 7 Samurai.

If anyone is into those kind of movies where a couple of badmen are outnumbered and have all odds stacked against them, yet proceed to kick unlimited asses, this is the movie for you.

The director of Battle Royale died while in the early stages of production on BRII. Possibly the reason why BRII turned into one of the biggest piles of shit the cinema has ever seen. Even if you were confusing the director as "Beat" Takeshi Kitano you're still wrong. 13 AssasSins was directed by Takashi Miike.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-17-2011, 12:09 PM
Miike continues to be one of the most unbalanced directors i've ever come across, but I'm still continually drawn to check out his work, despite hating much of it.

paulb
05-17-2011, 02:14 PM
I just watched Dead Ringers for the time...what a deeply disturbing film. Jeremy Irons is fucking amazing in it.

Totally, kind of a great fucked up ending..... I wouldnt want those doctors doing surgery on me.... lol

GeezrRckr
05-17-2011, 04:52 PM
Hey film nerds...can I burn a BRRip to a DVD-R and play it on my non-BR rig?

TallGuyCM
05-17-2011, 06:40 PM
Yes.

juloxx
05-17-2011, 07:42 PM
The director of Battle Royale died while in the early stages of production on BRII. Possibly the reason why BRII turned into one of the biggest piles of shit the cinema has ever seen. Even if you were confusing the director as "Beat" Takeshi Kitano you're still wrong. 13 AssasSins was directed by Takashi Miike.

My bad, I confused Battle Royale with Ichi the Killer.

wmgaretjax
05-17-2011, 07:51 PM
Hey film nerds...can I burn a BRRip to a DVD-R and play it on my non-BR rig?

you'd have to compress it in order to do so. but yeah, there is a lot of software that would allow you to do it...

the better route to go would be to find some kind of small set top box to play any rips you might have acquired. i'm not sure what the best models are these days... but i remember that you want to make sure that it can downmix DTS to stereo if you don't have a receiver that can already do that.

TallGuyCM
05-17-2011, 08:37 PM
Geezr, I use ConvertXtoDVD4, it works great. :)

GeezrRckr
05-17-2011, 11:45 PM
Simplicity, yes.

Turns out that my current encoding sw (DVDFlick) can already do it. In the end, it's just an XviD (.avi) file that I'm burning...don't know why I thought that it being a BRRrip would make any difference. But, I think I'll give ConvertXtoDVD4 a try anyway...it appears to be a faster encoder. Cool, thanks.

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 11:06 AM
Even in an ambivalent review (http://www.voicefilm.com/2011/05/cannes_2011_lars_von_triers_melancholia_wow.php), Melancholia sounds fucking outstanding. It's allegedly coming out here on November 4th.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-18-2011, 11:18 AM
Lars von Trier on Videogum:
http://videogum.com/306072/lars-von-trier-is-a-nazi/behind-the-scenes/
http://videogum.com/306141/lars-von-trier-is-not-a-nazi/behind-the-scenes/
The Gabes!

bmack86
05-18-2011, 11:21 AM
Movie sounds awesome and apparently Lars Von Trier is a nazi.

Miroir Noir
05-18-2011, 11:32 AM
Movie sounds awesome and apparently Lars Von Trier is an attention whore.

Fixed. And I agree that the movie sounds pretty spectacular. It and the Malick film sound like they will make a perfect double bill.

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 12:35 PM
Lars von Trier on Videogum:
http://videogum.com/306072/lars-von-trier-is-a-nazi/behind-the-scenes/
http://videogum.com/306141/lars-von-trier-is-not-a-nazi/behind-the-scenes/
The Gabes!

Here's the uncut version of the press conference. I don't know if Cannes 2011 produced his cinematic masterpiece, but there's a great chance Cannes 2011 produced his publicity masterpiece.

http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/mediaPlayer/11391.html

As for how seriously to take this.... I mean, come on. I think it's pretty obvious at this point that Lars says whatever the fuck he thinks will produce the public reaction that amuses him most. It definitely helps drum up attention for his films - which usually don't have the benefit of apocalyptic effects sequences and gratuitous movie star nudity as selling points - which is fine because they usually deserve the coverage (although I think anyone who's inclined to agree would probably be watching them anyway). But ultimately, I think the very act of waking up each day and interacting with people is its own form of art for Von Trier.

Then again, I've basically said all of the above in the past about Vincent Gallo (who, if you were paying attention, offered a discount on his sperm to anyone who could prove lineage to "German soldiers of the mid-century").

wmgaretjax
05-18-2011, 12:40 PM
both those motherfuckers pale in comparison to klaus kinski.

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 12:42 PM
Ryan and I started My Best Fiend one night when I was in town for Godspeed....I need to get back to that and watch the whole thing.

wmgaretjax
05-18-2011, 12:42 PM
check out his book too.

AlecEiffel
05-18-2011, 12:44 PM
I've been meaning to read his autobiography for years, it sounds hilarious. My Be Fiend is one of my all time favorites.

SoulDischarge
05-18-2011, 12:45 PM
I'd argue Herzog is crazier than Kinski. After all, he's the one who pulled a gun on Kinski in the middle of the jungle.

AlecEiffel
05-18-2011, 12:54 PM
I'd argue Herzog is crazier than Kinski. After all, he's the one who pulled a gun on Kinski in the middle of the jungle.

"Actually I didn't pull a gun on him - but I did threaten to shoot him. I was unarmed and he said I pulled a gun on him in order to make himself look better. It wasn't like that, but I would have shot him. There was no doubt and the bastard understood it was not a joke."

What a team!

paulb
05-18-2011, 12:56 PM
Watched Dogville last night...incredible! Loved everything about it, gonna try another Von Trier film tonight, got The Idiots..... good?

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 12:57 PM
I don't see Herzog as crazy. I think he probably considered it rationally and decided that was the best way to solve the problem.

Now that I think about it, I don't know that I would compare Kinski to von Trier or Gallo. While the latter two may be motivated by severe emotional problems, they're not crazy the way that Kinski was crazy.

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 12:58 PM
Watched Dogville last night...incredible! Loved everything about it, gonna try another Von Trier film tonight, got The Idiots..... good?

Yeah, it's one of his best. Where'd you get it?

paulb
05-18-2011, 01:00 PM
Yeah, it's one of his best. Where'd you get it?

Have you been to Vidiots in Santa Monica? Its got everything....

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 01:05 PM
I have been there, but it's been a while. I usually shop at Laser Blazer or Cinefile.

bobert
05-18-2011, 01:14 PM
Have you been to Vidiots in Santa Monica? Its got everything....

Be sure you return it on time, otherwise it probably would have been cheaper to buy the damned thing. I love Vidiots, but their rental costs and late fees have ballooned past the point where "buying local" has any appeal to me, which is a shame because I really miss the experience of wondering the video racks looking for titles.

Miroir Noir
05-18-2011, 01:17 PM
Speaking of Herzog and directors going crazy: which is the better doc about a director losing his mind filming a wildly hubristic project in the jungle: Burden of Dreams or Hearts of Darkness?

AlecEiffel
05-18-2011, 01:25 PM
I prefer Hearts of Darkness, but it's been about ten years since I've seen either of them.

AlecEiffel
05-18-2011, 01:27 PM
Also, it's always nice to revisit this every once in a while and think about what could have been.

gXgzWMbyZpE

Alchemy
05-18-2011, 03:08 PM
I ran into a friend today and he took me to see City of Life and Death. Pretty crazy movie. It has some of the most amazing war fighting scenes that I've ever watched. It was also filled with some good tense moments and horrific ones too. It's also very sad... I recommend it.

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 03:33 PM
Yeah, I loved that movie at AFI Fest in 2009. I'm really glad that it's finally getting a proper theatrical release.

KungFuJoe
05-18-2011, 04:20 PM
Here's a flat out bad review for Melancholia from a critic that I respect for the most part.
http://twitchfilm.com/reviews/2011/05/cannes-2011-melancholia-review.php

amyzzz
05-18-2011, 04:40 PM
I really want to see that now.

paulb
05-18-2011, 04:44 PM
Yeah, it's one of his best. Where'd you get it?

Very excellent movie, really liked it!

Is Manderlay worth watching? and how is Dancer In The Dark?

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 05:05 PM
Manderlay good, Dancer in the Dark better.

schoolofruckus
05-18-2011, 05:10 PM
Here's a flat out bad review for Melancholia from a critic that I respect for the most part.
http://twitchfilm.com/reviews/2011/05/cannes-2011-melancholia-review.php

I'm not super familiar with this writer, but after reading this...


The problems with the film are many. Most immediately comes the realization that every single one of these characters are horrible people, completely unworthy of any concern. They're wretched and they give the audience nobody at all to empathize with. Compounding that is a script that puts incredibly stilted and unnatural dialogue in their mouths from opening frame to closing. Nobody speaks the way these people do, not ever. And while Von Trier has used highly stylized dialogue in the past to make a point - Dogville being an obvious example - this does not appear to have any purpose behind it, the writing is simply poor. Making this even worse is the peculiar casting - Gainsbourg and Dunst as sisters? Speaking in completely different accents? Really? - many of whom are simply not up to the tasks given them. John Hurt and Udo Kier both stand out in a good way, injecting a bit of energy into things, but neither is in the film for very long while lead player Kirsten Dunst is entirely flat and lifeless. She is bland and boring in the extreme. Making this worse again is that the film never leaves the house and its grounds once it arrives there and none of the characters are ever given anything to do. At all. This is an entirely, one hundred percent passive picture in which people spend over two hours either being awful to each other or sitting around waiting for the inevitable. There is zero narrative drive. There is zero dramatic tension. There are zero character arcs. Von Trier tells you in minute one that the planet is going to be destroyed, then he simply makes you wait around for it to happen.

...I'm inclined to believe that ShyGuy has attempted to take up film criticism.

bobert
05-18-2011, 06:02 PM
I don't understand how you guys can read reviews of a movie you haven't seen yet - especially highly anticipated films like Melancholia or The Tree of Life. Don't you feel that you're robbing yourselves of your own objective opinion, at least on some level? I'll check the aggregate score of a film on Metacritic or Rottentomatoes, but that's as far as I go anymore.

Vasoline Groove
05-18-2011, 06:06 PM
Speaking of Herzog and directors going crazy: which is the better doc about a director losing his mind filming a wildly hubristic project in the jungle: Burden of Dreams or Hearts of Darkness?

They are both great. I almost feel like Burden of Dreams is a comedy. But Herzog makes me laugh. He definitely cracked me up during Incident at Loch Ness. Think about how hilarious Grizzly Man is, if you don't really think about the whole gruesome bear death at the end situation.

AlecEiffel
05-18-2011, 06:46 PM
I went to a screening of Incident At Loch Ness that Herzog was supposed to be at, but it was announced that he couldn't be there because he was editing "a movie about man eating bears" and the whole audience erupted into laughter. Zak Penn ended up calling him on his cell phone and holding it up to the microphone, even over the phone he had everybody laughing hysterically pretty much the entire time.

wmgaretjax
05-18-2011, 07:04 PM
I don't understand how you guys can read reviews of a movie you haven't seen yet - especially highly anticipated films like Melancholia or The Tree of Life. Don't you feel that you're robbing yourselves of your own objective opinion, at least on some level? I'll check the aggregate score of a film on Metacritic or Rottentomatoes, but that's as far as I go anymore.

I'm with you. Every once in a while I cave... I always regret it.

Vasoline Groove
05-18-2011, 07:40 PM
I went to a screening of Incident At Loch Ness that Herzog was supposed to be at, but it was announced that he couldn't be there because he was editing "a movie about man eating bears" and the whole audience erupted into laughter. Zak Penn ended up calling him on his cell phone and holding it up to the microphone, even over the phone he had everybody laughing hysterically pretty much the entire time.

Thats awesome.

And I'm with Bobert on reading reviews. I even try not to know much about the story. I don't even like reading the sleeve of a netflix.

caco0283
05-18-2011, 07:52 PM
I watched Lars von Triers conference at Cannes earlier today...the guy is pretty damn funny. He talked a bit about the "porn" and also talked about how he is a Nazi. This is him explaining that he doesn't like Jews. Hard to tell how much of this serious


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Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-18-2011, 08:34 PM
Manderlay good, Dancer in the Dark better.

Yeah. This. The cast change is one of the biggest hits to Manderlay, but the storytelling is still pretty superb. Dancer in the Dark
is fucking heart-breaking and awful and gut-wrenching and beautiful.

Miroir Noir
05-18-2011, 09:37 PM
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Dunst with the performance of her career!

MissingPerson
05-19-2011, 05:21 AM
There's a bit in a book about Bjork about the making of Dancer in the Dark that's worth reading. (http://books.google.ie/books?id=bill263dqDAC&pg=PT162&lpg=PT162&dq=bjork+scott+rodger+von+trier&source=bl&ots=LG-g7Ke4W9&sig=PwyHW85lZUdznvFSstuChbbHCJw&hl=en&ei=Qi9KTdzNHcqWhQeL6eWvDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=bjork%20scott%20rodger%20von%20trier&f=false)

Her manager, incidentally, ended up getting himself credited on the film. He's a remarkably objectionable chap in his own right, so the prospect of all three of those people in the same room makes me wonder how more of the crew didn't kill themselves during the production.

schoolofruckus
05-19-2011, 05:56 AM
I don't understand how you guys can read reviews of a movie you haven't seen yet - especially highly anticipated films like Melancholia or The Tree of Life. Don't you feel that you're robbing yourselves of your own objective opinion, at least on some level? I'll check the aggregate score of a film on Metacritic or Rottentomatoes, but that's as far as I go anymore.

In times like Cannes where there are a dozen films that are on my kill-someone-to-see list, I basically scan the first and last paragraphs to get a general sense of what the writer thought. I've read a few reviews all the way through because I got the sense that there wouldn't be any real spoilers. As for the robbing ourselves of our own objective opinion, that only happens if one is susceptible to that sort of thing :).

schoolofruckus
05-19-2011, 05:58 AM
I watched Lars von Triers conference at Cannes earlier today...the guy is pretty damn funny. He talked a bit about the "porn" and also talked about how he is a Nazi. This is him explaining that he doesn't like Jews. Hard to tell how much of this serious.

Depends on who you ask.


The Festival de Cannes provides artists from around the world with an exceptional forum to present their works and defend freedom of expression and creation. The Festival’s Board of Directors, which held an extraordinary meeting this Thursday 19 May 2011, profoundly regrets that this forum has been used by Lars Von Trier to express comments that are unacceptable, intolerable, and contrary to the ideals of humanity and generosity that preside over the very existence of the Festival.

The Board of Directors firmly condemns these comments and declares Lars Von Trier a persona non grata at the Festival de Cannes, with effect immediately.

schoolofruckus
05-19-2011, 06:00 AM
There's a bit in a book about Bjork about the making of Dancer in the Dark that's worth reading. (http://books.google.ie/books?id=bill263dqDAC&pg=PT162&lpg=PT162&dq=bjork+scott+rodger+von+trier&source=bl&ots=LG-g7Ke4W9&sig=PwyHW85lZUdznvFSstuChbbHCJw&hl=en&ei=Qi9KTdzNHcqWhQeL6eWvDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=bjork%20scott%20rodger%20von%20trier&f=false)

Her manager, incidentally, ended up getting himself credited on the film. He's a remarkably objectionable chap in his own right, so the prospect of all three of those people in the same room makes me wonder how more of the crew didn't kill themselves during the production.

It's not at all uncommon for managers to get credits as high as producer on films. Shit, many big-time film producers broke in through talent representation.

Basically what I'm saying is, don't shed a tear when you see a trailer for Scott Rodgers Presents: The Human Centipede IV a few years down the line.

schoolofruckus
05-19-2011, 06:00 AM
Lastly, I'm still trying to figure out how to write about Love Exposure.

schoolofruckus
05-19-2011, 10:26 AM
Alright, I'm going to give this a shot.

First of all, I need to say even as someone who normally doesn't care for low-rent, cult-leaning cinema, I'm really glad that I saw Love Exposure. It's a film for which the bobert-accepted definition of ambivalence was concocted - a film that thrills and repels in equal measure, that feels bloated and sloppy and unfocused while simultaneously convincing us that there's absolutely no chance it could exist any other way.

A plot summary would help someone who's already seen the film more than someone who wishes to. Essentially, it follows a teenage boy named Yu who tries desperately to satisfy the faith-driven wishes of both his mother (who implored him, shortly before dying, to live in purity and marry a girl in the image of the Virgin Mary) and father, whose grief over his wife's death and subsequent failed rebound drives him to become a fire-and-brimstone Catholic priest who demands that Yu confess the many sins he must be committing. Obviously these two lifestyles clash, so Yu is essentially driven to learn how to commit sins that piss off his father but don't actually provide him with the sort of illicit pleasures that the outcry over sin is designed to prohibit. Enter a martial arts leader who teaches Yu to acrobatically photograph girls' panties from low angles. Yu develops a prodigious talent for this activity, and it ultimately leads him to a street fight that produces one of the weirdest love triangles in cinema history, with two violence-prone girls who come from abusive backgrounds - Yoko, a feisty young beauty who will take any given opportunity to kick the shit out of men, and Koike, a diabolical temptress who serves as head recruiter for a dubious religious cult.

So...that's the first hour of the movie. Then the title appears on screen, and then we spend the next three hours diving into the lives of Yoko and Koike and the way their fates ultimately intertwine with Yu's. It must be obvious by now just how absurdly ambitious this film is, and that's one of its key charms. It's not audacity, either - there's a level of emotional sincerity in this film that would flat-out humiliate almost any other filmmaker alive. It's the supreme dedication to capturing the dizzying, confusing process of adolescent romance and self-discovery that keeps this film singing as it perpetually rides on one rail.

That said...it really is a fucking mess and a half. It's notable that what comes to mind for me first are the film's charms, but there were many moments throughout when I thought "I simply don't want to be watching this". Part of that was a result of the film's dogged - and admirable - commitment to expressing the angst of these young characters through action (which, for me, at times recalled the violent lyrical tropes of Odd Future), but just as often it was due to the hollow, obvious nature in which it was delivered. It's one thing to present absurdly silly (the gratuitous upskirt photo sessions) or heinously violent (much of Yoko's and Koike's backstories) scenarios through a glossy, ostensibly artless, pop-soundtracked aesthetic filter; it's another to have one of our heroines recite a Bible passage and exceedingly on-the-nose interpretation thereof in a single close-up that all but stares into the camera. The film is full of moments like this that highlight and undermine its ideas - expository monologues, redundant voiceovers, image juxtaposition, the works. Also, this is probably not something that many people will agree with, but while I admired Shion Sono for trying to tackle so many of his obsessions simultaneously, I felt like a lot of the material concerning the religious cult fell flat. The film had enough in its cross-hairs with Catholicism; trying to contrast a second organization struck me as a self-indulgent (Sono was famously a member of a religious cult earlier in life) touch that blurred its vision and detracted from its strengths.

Ultimately, I walked out of the film just after midnight, grateful that I'd seen a true one-of-a-kind film experience, but wondering who in the fuck I could possibly recommend it to. I've settled on this - if you ever wanted to see a hybrid of Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and Southland Tales, look no further.

AlecEiffel
05-19-2011, 10:43 AM
I thought you were joking, but that movie really is four hours long?!

schoolofruckus
05-19-2011, 11:10 AM
237 minutes. Cinefamily created an intermission at around the 150 minute mark; Hadrian introduced the film by saying that the first section would be a lot of build-up, and the last hour and a half is pure payoff. I actually found the latter portion to be largely inferior to what had come before.

At any rate, it does move pretty fucking fast for a film of this length. It's certainly not as easy to watch as Satantango, which is the only longer film I can remember watching.

amyzzz
05-19-2011, 11:37 AM
Dancer in the Dark has great musical numbers and is gutwrenching at the end.

edit: oh sorry, I responding to the last page. Y'all have moved on.

schoolofruckus
05-19-2011, 11:57 AM
This hilarious trailer ran before Love Exposure:

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KungFuJoe
05-19-2011, 12:35 PM
Great review on Love Exposure. You really should be getting paid for that shit. I probably enjoyed it slightly more, but I must admit you are spot on with your take. I saw it a couple of years ago at the LA Asian Pacific Film fest, but have been wanting to revisit it ever since. You're final summation made me laugh...



Ultimately, I walked out of the film just after midnight, grateful that I'd seen a true one-of-a-kind film experience, but wondering who in the fuck I could possibly recommend it to. I've settled on this - if you ever wanted to see a hybrid of Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and Southland Tales, look no further.

...I swear to you after I first saw the film I told the friend I was with that it was the type of film Richard Kelly had wish he made with Southland Tales.

juloxx
05-19-2011, 03:09 PM
This hilarious trailer ran before Love Exposure:
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posted this earlier, but I dont care. Expect it to be posted again... and again... and again
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schoolofruckus
05-20-2011, 09:01 AM
So apparently von Trier IS sort of banned from Cannes. He says he's not allowed within 100 metres of the Palais. I maintain that the ban will be lifted as soon as this year's festival is over, and he'll be back in 2-3 years with The Nymphomaniac.

Here's a neat interview with him: http://www.indiewire.com/article/interview_lars_von_trier_i_will_never_do_a_press_c onference_again

suprefan
05-20-2011, 12:50 PM
Gabe, I suggest you go to this if possible. Seeing as it wont be officially released in theaters until August. And Im bummed that they held a screening of it last night at ucla and i didnt see the posting until this morning..

Preview Screening of Bellflower. FREE

http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=11822

wmgaretjax
05-20-2011, 01:06 PM
demdike stare are doing a live soundtrack to the rape of the vampire on 6/2 at cinefamily. i would be there if I didn't already have commitments that weekend. do not miss.

paulb
05-20-2011, 01:13 PM
Gabe, I suggest you go to this if possible. Seeing as it wont be officially released in theaters until August. And Im bummed that they held a screening of it last night at ucla and i didnt see the posting until this morning..

Preview Screening of Bellflower. FREE

http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=11822

Ill go, only if Yauch is in attendance....since he's distributing the film...



So, i watched 3 Lars Von Trier films in 24h the other day... Dogville, The Idiots and Dancer In The Dark....

Dogville was just excellent, incredible cast, narrative, script, perfect ending too...

The Idiots, I loved how raw it was and in your face. Probably my favourite of the 3.

Dancer In the Dark, Bjork did such a great job with this one, loved the ending, great music...

Next up is Manderlay and I may try to rewatch Antichrist....

suprefan
05-20-2011, 01:17 PM
Well they are doing a Q and A session after with cast and crew. Ya never know....

schoolofruckus
05-20-2011, 02:05 PM
Gabe, I suggest you go to this if possible. Seeing as it wont be officially released in theaters until August. And Im bummed that they held a screening of it last night at ucla and i didnt see the posting until this morning..

Preview Screening of Bellflower. FREE

http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=11822

Thanks for the tip. I've been wanting to catch this for a while. I don't know if my reservation will be worth a damn, but I have helped the USC summer film school program in the past with work, so maybe I'll be able to get in.

UCLA screenings are hard to catch. Those fucks played Two Gates of Sleep a few weeks ago and I didn't see the listing until the day after.

schoolofruckus
05-20-2011, 02:08 PM
demdike stare are doing a live soundtrack to the rape of the vampire on 6/2 at cinefamily. i would be there if I didn't already have commitments that weekend. do not miss.

Why the fuck does it have to be a costume ball....I still might go, but I'll be goddamned if I'm going to get all teased up like a Twihard.

wmgaretjax
05-20-2011, 02:19 PM
just do it. anworth kirk is playing too. it'll be brilliant, i've heard incredible things about demdike live.

schoolofruckus
05-20-2011, 02:42 PM
Come down and go with me.

wmgaretjax
05-20-2011, 02:44 PM
Come down and go with me.

if only I could... it's my first week of work and i have a shit ton of stuff scheduled then. arrrrgh. i want to see them so bad.

suprefan
05-20-2011, 03:41 PM
Thanks for the tip. I've been wanting to catch this for a while. I don't know if my reservation will be worth a damn, but I have helped the USC summer film school program in the past with work, so maybe I'll be able to get in.

UCLA screenings are hard to catch. Those fucks played Two Gates of Sleep a few weeks ago and I didn't see the listing until the day after.

It did say its open to the general public. I figure the ''affiliation'' part on the rsvp section maybe threw you off. I put ''friend'' and it worked, got an email and everything.

Grandma
05-20-2011, 03:48 PM
This hilarious trailer ran before Love Exposure:

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some or robert 'chin' z'dars best work

juloxx
05-21-2011, 08:13 AM
Haha. I actually have 13 Assassins on my calendar for this Friday at the Lumiere theater in SF. We'll see if it holds up to all of juloxx's praise.

verdict?

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-21-2011, 08:42 AM
I didn't make it out. Tonight you will get my response.

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HandBanana
05-21-2011, 09:23 AM
I probably coulda seen that one coming, but damn

zircona1
05-21-2011, 06:22 PM
So, uh, I watched Trash Humpers last night.

I actually did find the style of the film fascinating - was like a bunch of VHS home movies edited together (complete with REW, PLAY and AUTO TRACKING signals). And a couple of parts had me laughing pretty hard. But this movie isn't for everyone - I can understand why a lot of people hated it (and hate Harmony Korine's films in general).

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-21-2011, 06:34 PM
I did not like that movie, and I really gave it a good shot. I had been drinking the first time so I postponed watching it until I was sober, which was the next week. However one of the songs I still sing to myself at least once a week: "Make it make it, don't take it. Fake it fake it, don't break it." Something along those lines.

juloxx, turns out 13 Assassins is on OnDemand for $7 so I'm going to watch it in the comfort of my own home. I'll give you the update/live blog after/during watching.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-22-2011, 08:13 AM
Verdict reached. It was pretty gosh-darn good, like a mini-adventure/mini-Lord of the Rings quest/mini-Pokemon game. Seriously though, I kept thinking: "Gotta catch 'em all, Shin-zae-mon!" Ha! But anyway the handful of fight scenes and the epic battle at the end were extremely entertaining, and bloody. And because of this movie I have added 5 samurai films to my queue. However, I didn't really buy the insanity/power trip that was going on with Naritsugu, I mean maybe Miike just wanted a villain/pussy of a villain to just be crazy and do weird and cruel things to women and children. I don't know. Great film though, best samurai film of 2011 for sure.

zircona1
05-22-2011, 10:36 AM
However one of the songs I still sing to myself at least once a week: "Make it make it, don't take it. Fake it fake it, don't break it." Something along those lines.

I feel like I'm gonna be singing "Three little demons jumped over the wall/Cut off their heads, murdered 'em all" in my head for awhile.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-22-2011, 10:37 AM
That's another one. I just couldn't remember the words. Some really good "jams" in that movie, also really creepy.

schoolofruckus
05-22-2011, 11:33 AM
Tree of Life won the Palme D'Or. Dardennes and Ceylan tied for Grand Prix. Refn won best director. Dunst best actress for Melancholia. I'm kicking the shit out of myself for not trying to attend this festival this year.

guedita
05-22-2011, 11:33 AM
Ugh, does this mean people are going to start giving a shit about Kirsten Dunst now?

HandBanana
05-22-2011, 11:40 AM
Dunst best actress for Melancholia.

My intuition is tingling telling me that this was their way of awarding the film while still punishing von Trier.

Or maybe his directing style is just a natural fit for that plank of balsa wood Dunst.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-22-2011, 11:46 AM
that plank of balsa wood

Ha!

For the first time ever, I know the majority of those names/films. The world is getting weird.

zircona1
05-22-2011, 01:05 PM
My intuition is tingling telling me that this was their way of awarding the film while still punishing von Trier.

"Spidey Sense" would've been more appropriate :)

schoolofruckus
05-22-2011, 01:25 PM
My intuition is tingling telling me that this was their way of awarding the film while still punishing von Trier.

Or maybe his directing style is just a natural fit for that plank of balsa wood Dunst.

I think it could be both. The film obviously had to be awarded, and Lars has an unblemished record of getting great performances out of his cast. Not to mention, Cannes has a history of rewarding actresses in his films, possibly for their courage if nothing else (Dunst, Gainsbourg, Bjork).

MissingPerson
05-22-2011, 02:36 PM
There was a bit of chatter about Adam Curtis's The Power of Nightmares in one of the politics threads a while ago, so it's worth mentioning, his new series/ film/ docu/ thing "All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace" is to start on Monday.

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schoolofruckus
05-22-2011, 06:34 PM
Bridesmaids was goddamn hilarious. As a big fan of Kristen Wiig's nutty brand of comedy, it was pretty satisfying to see a movie breathe her sensibilities so perfectly. I also thought this did a pretty solid job of shading her as a more disturbed protagonist than you usually see in a big studio comedy. I would have liked for Maya Rudolph's character to have been better developed - these two work so well together that it would have been nice to have a little bit more balance in this regard. Overall, I'd recommend it to anyone who likes laughing.

daxton
05-22-2011, 07:01 PM
I'm really looking forward to seeing that!

buddy
05-22-2011, 08:05 PM
saw bridemaids today, agree that rudolph and wiig are great together. it'll be interesting to see them together in some more comedic roles.

SoulDischarge
05-22-2011, 09:04 PM
Watched Insidious at a friend's house tonight. It was pretty enjoyable for a contemporary low budget horror film/Poltergeist rip off. Or at least I didn't walk away from it wishing everyone involved in its making had been skullfucked to death by a water buffalo. It really could have benefited from either a larger budget for impressive visuals or at least a director who knows how to stretch a small budget. I wouldn't go as far as to recommend it as it's extremely well worn territory, but it was far more fun to sit through than any other horror movie I've seen recently (which admittedly hasn't been many since I'm jaded with the genre).

For some reason we watched The A-Team as well. There's no reason such a stupid movie should be so expositionally dense and confusing.

bmack86
05-22-2011, 09:20 PM
I just got back from Fast Five. It's so ridiculous, and I was laughing pretty much the whole time. They weren't always shooting for humor, but it was there throughout. A decent mindless flick, I'd watch it again.

schoolofruckus
05-23-2011, 07:19 AM
So, The Tree of Life has one of the longest roll-outs to wide release that I've ever seen. It starts in LA and NY on Friday, and expands very gradually until opening wide on July 8th.

Here's when and where you all get to see it.

5/27/11
NEW YORK
Lincoln Plaza, New York, NY
Sunshine Cinemas, New York, NY

LOS ANGELES
The Landmark, Los Angeles, CA
Pacific Arclight Hollywood, Hollywood, CA

6/2/11
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Embarcadero Center Cinemas, San Francisco, CA

6/3/11
NEW YORK, NY
Clairidge, Montclair, NJ
Bam Rose Cinemas, Brooklyn, NY
Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY

CHICAGO, IL
Century Centre Cinema, Chicago, IL

BOSTON, MA
Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge, MA

WASHINGTON, DC
Bethesda Row Cinema, Bethesda, MD

ATLANTA, GA
Tara/Atlanta Theater, Atlanta, GA

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN

AUSTIN, TX
Arbor Cinemas @ Great Hills, Austin, TX

DALLAS, TX
Angelika/Mockingbird Station, Dallas, TX

LOS ANGELES, CA
Pacific Arclight Sherman Oaks, Sherman Oaks, CA
UTC, Irvine, CA

6/10/11
NEW YORK, NY
AMC EMPIRE 25 with IMAX, New York, NY
First & 62nd Cinemas, New York, NY

BOSTON, MA
Boston Common & IMAX, Boston, MA

BALTIMORE, MD
Charles Theater, Baltimore, MD

WASHINGTON, DC
E-Street Cinema, Washington, DC

PHILADELPHIA, PA
Ritz Theaters East, Philadelphia, PA

CHICAGO, IL
Century 12, Evanston, IL

COLUMBUS, OH
Lennox Town Center, Columbus, OH

CLEVELAND, OH
Vedar Lee 6, Cleveland Heights, OH

ST. LOUIS, MO
Tivoli, St. Louis, MO

INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Keystone Art Cinema 7, Indianapolis, IN

DETROIT, MI
Main Art, Royal Oak, MI

AUSTIN, TX
Alamo/South Lamar Cinema, Austin, TX

DALLAS, TX
Angelika/Plano Film Center, Plano, TX

HOUSTON, TX
River Oaks Village Cinema, Houston, TX

DENVER, CO
Mayan, Denver, CO

PORTLAND, OR
Fox Tower, Portland, OR

PHOENIX, AZ
Harkins Camelview Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ

SAN DIEGO, CA
Hillcrest Cinema, San Diego, CA

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Kabuki, San Francsico, CA

6/17/11
BOSTON, MA
West Newton Cinema, W Newton, MA
Hollywood Hits Premiere, Danvers, MA

PHILADELPHIA, PA
Ambler, Ambler, PA
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA
Country Theater, Doylestown, PA

PROVIDENCE, RI
Avon, Providence, RI
Jane Pickens, Newport, RI

SPRINGFIELD/HOLYOKE, MA
Amherst Cinema Arts, Amhesrt, MA

NORFOLK, VA
Naro, Norfolk, VA

RICHMOND, VA
Westhampton, Richmond, VA

LOUISVILLE, KY
Baxter 8, Louisville, KY

KANSAS CITY, MO
Tivoli Cinemas Manor Square, Kansas City, MO

MADISON, WI
Sundance 608, Madison, WI

MILWAUKEE, WI
Oriental, Milwaukee, WI

ST. LOUIS, MO
Plaza, Frontenac, MO

CHARLOTTE, NC
Manor Theater, Charlotte, NC

RALEIGH, NC
Rialto/Raleigh Cinema, Raleigh, NC

WASHINGTON, DC
Shirlington, Arlington, VA

ROCHESTER, NY
Pittsford 9, Rochester, NY

HARTFORD/NEW HAVEN, CT
Palace 17/Cinema City, Hartford, CT
Criterion Cinemas, New Haven, CT

NEW YORK, NY
Bronxville, Bronxville, NY
Manhasset Tri, Manhasset, NY
Chelsea Cinemas, New York, NY
Garden Cinema, Norwalk, CT
Cinema Arts, Huntington, NY
Upstate Film, Rhinebeck, NY
Kew Gardens Cinemas, Kew Gardens, NY
Malverne Cinema and Art Center, Malverne, NY
Avon, Stamford, CT
UA E. 85th Street, New York, NY

CHICAGO, IL
Renassiance Place Cinema 5, Highland Park, IL

DETROIT, MI
Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Edina, Edina, MN

MIAMI/FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Gateway, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
South Beach Theater, Miami Beach, FL

ORLANDO, FL
Enzian Theater, Maitland, FL

ALBUQUERQUE/SANTA FE, NM
Century Downtown 14, Albuquerque, NM

DENVER, CO
Century 16, Boulder, CO

HONOLULU, HI
Kahala Mall, Honolulu, Oahu, HI

LAS VEGAS, NV
Village Square, Las Vegas, NV

LOS ANGELES, CA
Laemmle’s Claremont 5, Claremont, CA
Monica, Santa Monica, CA
Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7, West Hills, CA
Westlake Village Twin, Westlake Village, CA
Rancho Niguel, Laguna, CA

PALM SPRINGS, CA
Cinemas Palme D’or, Palm Desert, CA

SANTA BARBARA, CA
Riviera, Santa Barbara, CA

TUSCON, AZ
Century El Con, Tuscon, AZ

MONTEREY-SALINAS, CA
Nickelodeon, Santa Cruz, CA

SACRAMENTO, CA
Tower, Sacramento, CA

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
CineArts, Palo Alto, CA
CineArts, Pleasant HIll, CA
CineArts, San Jose, CA
California, Berkeley, CA
Rafael Film Center, San Rafael, CA

SEATTLE/TACOMA, WA
Lincoln Square Cinema, Bellevue, WA
Egyptian, Seattle, WA

SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Broadway Center, Salt Lake City, UT

6/24/11
ALBANY, NY
Specturm 8, Albany, NY

BUFFALO, NY
Amherst, Buffalo, NY

SYRACUSE, NY
Cinemapolis, Ithaca, NY

BOSTON, MA
Cape Cinema, Dennis, MA

SAN ANTONIO, TX
Bijou Theater, San Antonio, TX

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Vinegar Hill, Charlottesville, VA

PITTSBURG, PA
Manor Theaters, Pittsburg, PA

CINCINNATI, OH
Esquie 6, Cincinnati, OH

KNOXVILLE, TN
Downtown West Cinema, Knoxville, TN

NASHVILLE, TN
Belcourt Theater, Nashville, TN

CHARLESTON, SC
Terrace Theater, Charleston, SC

ASHEVILLE, NC
Fine Arts Theater, Asheville, NC

RALEIGH, NC
Galaxy/Cary Cinema, Cary, NC
Chelsea Cinema, Chapel Hill, NC

MEMPHIS, TN
Ridgeway Cinema, Memphis, TN

NEW ORLEANS, LA
Canal Place Theater, New Orleans, LA

GAINSVILLE, FL
Gainsville Theater, Gainsville, FL

MIAMI/FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Aventura IMAX, Aventura, FL
Sunset, South Miami, FL

TALLAHASSEE, FL
Miracle Theater, Thallahassee, FL

TAMPA, FL
Burns Courth Theater, Sarasota, FL
Tampa Theater, Tampa, FL

WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Juniper Theater, Juniper, FL

BOISE, ID
The Flicks, Boise, ID

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
AMC Quail Springs, Oklahoma City, OK

TULSA, OK
Southroads, Tuklsa, OK

ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Devargas, Santa Fe, NM

SANTA BARBARA, CA
Palm, San Luis Obispo, CA

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Summerfields Cinemas, Santa Rosa, CA

SEATTLE/TACOMA, WA
Grand, Tacoma, WA

7/1/11
SYRACUSE, NY
Manilus Art Cinema, Manilus, NY

PORTLAND, ME
Nickelodeon Cinemas, Portland ME

CHAMPAIGN, IL
Art Theater, Champaign, IL

DES MOINES, IA
Fleur Cinemas and Cafe, Des Moines, IA

WASHGINTON, DC
AFI Silver Theater, Silver Springs, MD

DAYTON, OH
Neon 2, Dayton, OH

LEXINGTON, KY
Kentucky 2, Lexington, KY

BIRMINGHAM, AL
Vestavia Hills Theater, Vestavia Hills, AL

WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Aperture Cinema, Winston-Salem, NC

GREENVILLE, SC
Cherrydale Grande Cinema, Greenville, SC

WILMINGTON, NC
Mayfaire Cinemas, Wilmington, NC

GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Celebration Cinema North, Grand Rapids, MI

LINCOLN, NE
The New Mary Riepma Ross, Lincoln, NE

OMAHA, NE
Film Streams, Omaha, NE

EL PASO, TX
Premieres, El Paso, TX

RENO, NV
Riverside 12, Reno, NV

EUGENE, OR
Bijou Art Cinema, Eugenr, OR

SEATTLE/TACOMA, WA
Pickford Cinema, Bellingham, WA

7/8/11
National wide release

schoolofruckus
05-23-2011, 07:47 AM
Also, if any of you were worried that you might have to like Kirsten Dunst as a result of Melancholia, you can rest easy:

tqvlV76D-qU

HandBanana
05-23-2011, 02:29 PM
It is here.


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HandBanana
05-23-2011, 02:38 PM
http://bitcast-a-sm.bitgravity.com/slashfilm/wp/wp-content/images/ZZ4DE6424B.jpg

MusicIsMyBoyfriend
05-23-2011, 03:41 PM
^Amy Adams looks especially Isla Fischer like in that pic.

TallGuyCM
05-23-2011, 03:43 PM
Completely unnecessary poster size.

HandBanana
05-23-2011, 03:45 PM
Completely unnecessary poster size.

Its so you can find the hidden Kermit.

Therefore: necessity satisfied

TallGuyCM
05-23-2011, 03:47 PM
WHOA. hahahahahaha, touche.

schoolofruckus
05-23-2011, 04:37 PM
Arclight tickets for Tree of Life are on sale.

schoolofruckus
05-23-2011, 05:11 PM
So Take Shelter (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810199428/video/25316657) - the new film from Shotgun Stories director Jeff Nichols and the great Michael Shannon - looks goddamn great. Opens limited on October 7th.

wmgaretjax
05-23-2011, 05:52 PM
wow. that looks fantastic.

zircona1
05-23-2011, 06:40 PM
^Amy Adams looks especially Isla Fischer like in that pic.

Someone needs to do a film where they play sisters.

HandBanana
05-23-2011, 06:48 PM
and make out

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-23-2011, 07:18 PM
and make out

ding ding ding

Gribbz
05-23-2011, 11:21 PM
One of my friends just posted this on facebook:
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This used to scare the shit out of me as a child.

Also, Meg was played by the gym teacher from The Wonder Years.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/picardoteach.jpg

getbetter
05-23-2011, 11:23 PM
If only it ended with him having to do her to not get eaten.

Gribbz
05-23-2011, 11:25 PM
Zach, take it to the fetish thread.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-23-2011, 11:35 PM
Fuck, I haven't seen Legend in such a long time. To this date that movie has some of, if not THE best make up work in any movie.

Gribbz
05-23-2011, 11:41 PM
Fuck, I haven't seen Legend in such a long time. To this date that movie has some of, if not THE best make up work in any movie.

Yeah, I'm watching the making of Legend right now... apparently after Tim Curry was done with make-up/prosthetics he was a little over 13 feet tall.

getbetter
05-23-2011, 11:47 PM
I've never seen Legend.I guess I should add that on netflixs.

rage patton
05-24-2011, 12:21 AM
The Muppets trailer is so awesome. I saw it when I went to go see Pirates 4 on Friday and at first I was like "Huh...Ok." Then I was all like "Lol. Awesome." Such a great trailer. Also, Pirates was good dumb fun. Extremely predictable, but very entertaining. It is a good popcorn flick if you are in the mood.

schoolofruckus
05-24-2011, 07:42 AM
Jen and I watched Blue Valentine last night. My love for it was further solidified, although I did notice the Grizzly Bear score getting a little gratuitous towards the end.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-24-2011, 01:10 PM
6/2/11
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Embarcadero Center Cinemas, San Francisco, CA

This may be a silly question but do you think this show is going to sell out next week? Is there a huge urge for SFians to watch this opening weekend?

bobert
05-24-2011, 01:19 PM
Jen and I watched Blue Valentine last night. My love for it was further solidified, although I did notice the Grizzly Bear score getting a little gratuitous towards the end.

That was my one complaint with the movie, actually. If I hadn't been a huge Grizzly Bear / Department of Eagles fan it would have been a non-issue, but since I am, I found the music distracting for some reason.

schoolofruckus
05-24-2011, 03:15 PM
I found it to be effective much more often than not, but there are a couple instances (the last sequence in particular) where I felt like it was intrusive.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-24-2011, 03:18 PM
I didn't really notice the music much when i saw it, to be honest.

I watched Somewhere this afternoon...it wasn't great, but i did enjoy it.

schoolofruckus
05-24-2011, 03:45 PM
By the way, Tree of Life scheduled a 10 am Sunday show at Arclight Hollywood.

In the Dome.

schoolofruckus
05-25-2011, 10:54 AM
On today's episode of Awesome Arthouse Trailers: Nuri Bilge Ceylan's new film (which tied for the Grand Prix last week) looks spectacular.

http://www.nbcfilm.com/anatolia/trailer.php?mid=7

daxton
05-26-2011, 06:20 AM
Bellflower (Motion77's bf's film) writeup (http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-05-25/film/summer-guide-bellflower-s-muscle-car-mayhem-shifts-the-summer-into-high-gear/) by a friend of mine in Village Voice.

Premium Roast
05-26-2011, 07:06 AM
Recommend 'Play it Again, Sam' for the Woody Allen fans out there. Some moments I had to turn away from his embarrassment. So funny.

Down Rodeo
05-26-2011, 01:41 PM
On today's episode of Awesome Arthouse Trailers: Nuri Bilge Ceylan's new film (which tied for the Grand Prix last week) looks spectacular.

http://www.nbcfilm.com/anatolia/trailer.php?mid=7

Wow, that film looks gorgeous. I guess I should catch up on Ceylan's filmography (I've only seen Climates).

wmgaretjax
05-26-2011, 03:20 PM
That's the only one I've seen as well... but I loved it. Definitely excited for the new one.

schoolofruckus
05-26-2011, 04:08 PM
I like Climates and Distant decently - I suspect I would like Climates more if I saw it again recently. Three Monkeys was fucking excellent though, you both should definitely watch that one.

tricorne
05-26-2011, 08:33 PM
I'm watching Girl Gang, a 1954 exploitation film about the most wholesome looking Donna Reed junkwhores I've ever seen. It's like DesiLu does slumgutters. "Gimme a clean needle and I'll show 'er how it's done!"

tricorne
05-26-2011, 08:35 PM
This trailer sort of sucks at representing the movie, but it's the only representation I can find.

O_NWtDShLeg

RageAgainstTheAoki
05-26-2011, 08:49 PM
DesiLu does slumgutters? Ha. I'm sold.

Anyone seen Spork? It looks so amateurish yet I still want to see it.

schoolofruckus
05-27-2011, 07:19 AM
So that Sam Raimi reboot of The Wizard of Oz went on my must-see list last week when they cast Michelle Williams (the actress who I will pay to see in everything), and went right back off the list this morning when they cast Zach Braff (the actor who I refuse to see in anything). I'm kind of relieved.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-27-2011, 08:42 AM
Why would they do such a thing?! MW is on a hot streak, but this may just ruin that.

schoolofruckus
05-27-2011, 08:57 AM
There are all sorts of reasons to do a film like that - most of them bad.

On the other end of the spectrum, here's a more intricate portrait of Terrence Malick (Badlands in particular) than almost any other I've seen. I really need to pick up the DVD for that film:
http://www.gq.com/entertainment/movies-and-tv/201105/badlands-oral-history?printable=true

schoolofruckus
05-27-2011, 09:23 AM
And here's a pretty sweet look at the process for designing Criterion's new Solaris packaging. I've been in love with the new cover since it first dropped, but after seeing this, I think they had some great ideas that should have been kept. The font on some of the earliest packages, in particular, is pretty sweet, but I also like many of the more abstract designs.

http://samsmyth.blogspot.com/2011/05/process-solaris.html

AlecEiffel
05-27-2011, 09:25 AM
What really needs to happen is Warner Brothers needs to put Badlands on Blu-Ray. I mean, ideally they'd lease it out to Criterion but I'd be happy with even a bare bones release.

HandBanana
05-27-2011, 09:29 AM
And here's a pretty sweet look at the process for designing Criterion's new Solaris packaging. I've been in love with the new cover since it first dropped, but after seeing this, I think they had some great ideas that should have been kept. The font on some of the earliest packages, in particular, is pretty sweet, but I also like many of the more abstract designs.

http://samsmyth.blogspot.com/2011/05/process-solaris.html


Sadly I like every one of those unused designs more than the one they ended up going with. When I first saw the cover they are using I thought it was too much package, not enough art. A title like Solaris sells itself anyway so you should really open up the bounds a bit with the design. Youre not going to find anyone buying that one blind based on the cover they used.

AlecEiffel
05-27-2011, 09:35 AM
This wasn't the best week for criterion cover art. I think the Great Dictator could have been way better too.

schoolofruckus
05-27-2011, 09:36 AM
All true.

Gribbz
05-27-2011, 05:11 PM
I wish the IMDB message board was designed like ours.

M Sparks
05-27-2011, 05:38 PM
The IMDB message board may be the worst one on the planet, both in terms of functionality and users.

M Sparks
05-27-2011, 05:41 PM
So, I don't really know my roommates, they are never around (err, well, I am never around). But yesterday afternoon really confused me. They were snuggled up on the couch watching...in this order...Blue Valentine and the Justin Bieber movie.

TallGuyCM
05-28-2011, 01:52 AM
Saw The Tree of Life tonight. After talking with Matt and Gabe afterwards, it seems there's a lot that went over my head, in part to my knowing very little about it going into it.

My initial impression is although overall it was fantastic, that the visual and thematic elements made promises that the storyline didn't quite live up to. But I'll let Gabe chime in in the morning and give a much more detailed synopsis.

schoolofruckus
05-28-2011, 01:34 PM
I'm going to attempt a more detailed write-up for The Tree of Life at some point, but it's just not coming together right now. Suffice to say - I thought it was remarkable, and one of the most unforgettable experiences I've ever had in a theater. I'm inclined to think it's impossible to critique the film's story, or its storytelling, because not only is it trying to capture a scope that I've never seen attempted otherwise, but it's doing so with a language and rhythm that I also haven't seen. It's a movie that, among other things, essentially tries to capture the entirety of existence through the eyes of a child, and in many ways, I felt like my life and life in general have never been better represented on screen. It's also a film that, in spite of its immodest intellectual concerns, essentially functions on a level of pure emotion and intuition, as it addresses so many large concepts that it has no possibility of ever offering concrete hypotheses on them (let alone coherent conclusions). As such, it may be one of the rare films for which its supporters and detractors are both 100% accurate; I've read about a dozen reviews, split evenly between raves, measured approvals and definitive pans, and I can't think of a single comment that I haven't agreed with. This review (http://www.reverseshot.com/article/tree_life_space_between_spaces) is one of the finest I've ever read, and yet it contains a link mid-column to a pan by Robert Koehler; both are absolutely essential reading as one tries to comb through this monumentally special and historically unique work of art.

The closest thing I can liken this to is Where the Wild Things Are as filtered through the grammar of Sans Soleil, with a little bit of Red Desert and Koyaanisqatsi thrown in for good measure.

I'm going to see it again tomorrow.

schoolofruckus
05-28-2011, 02:02 PM
On another note - the first teaser for Fincher's Dragon Tattoo movie has landed and it's FAR better than it should be. Maybe my excitement is unrealistic, and in a way, I can't even fathom watching this while the Tree of Life afterglow still permeates, but it looks like Fincher's dirtiest movie and most raw movie since Se7en.

8kOFGI0p6SM

TallGuyCM
05-28-2011, 02:06 PM
Agreed it looks solid, but fuck Karen O and Trent for covering The Immigrant Song.

iv3rdawG
05-28-2011, 02:11 PM
Regarding The Tree of Life, yeah, I don't really know what to say about the movie except that I was just floored and still am. I just cant stop thinking about it and it feels like I've seen something special. Something that's not going to go away and that's going to be talked about for a long time. Only movie experience (pretty sure I was at the same showing you guys were since Matt said you were all going last night, so you'll all know what I'm talking about) where the entire audience was completely quiet during most of the end credits, and no one was saying anything, just watching the screen, floored by what just shown.

Absolutely incredible experience.

paulb
05-28-2011, 02:36 PM
Really? Sounds intriguing...Brad Pitt is good in it?

schoolofruckus
05-28-2011, 06:06 PM
Pitt is generally good-to-great in any movie that has some semblance of quality. There are movies like Mr. and Mrs. Smith where no one involved emerges unscathed, but if any elements of a film are working, Pitt is usually among them.

That said - while he and the other actors are impeccably rooted in the world that The Tree of Life creates, it's really difficult to judge their performances by the usual criteria. The film is structured largely in an enigmatic stream-of-consciousness; the characters are created through fleeting glimpses that ultimately (for me, at least) create the impression of human life, but in such a way that you don't really feel like you know them fully.

I don't know. Just go see it.

TallGuyCM
05-28-2011, 06:21 PM
Yes. Pitt's performance is beside the point.

wmgaretjax
05-28-2011, 06:37 PM
that teaser is rad.

can't wait to see tree of life... gonna be out of town next weekend... but i'll catch it some time the during the week. apparently the next mallick movie (with ben affleck) is in post? and he's told his crew to leave the fall open for shooting another feature? what the hell?

schoolofruckus
05-28-2011, 07:05 PM
Yeah, I'm thinking the one with Affleck and Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams (at one point referred to as The Burial) could show up at Cannes next year, or possibly the year after. Really excited to read about that other new project, regardless of whether it happens. And let's not forget The Voyage of Time, which should drop in the next year or two as well.

schoolofruckus
05-28-2011, 07:10 PM
Also Jared, I have a sinking feeling you're going to hate The Tree of Life. I've been wrong about these things before, and I hope I am again this time. But it reminds me an awful lot of many films that you and I have differed on.

RedHotSgtPeppers
05-28-2011, 10:31 PM
Side note... My friend just told me this...
The main characters' letters of their first names in Inception spell out the word "dreams."
Dom
Robert
Eames
Ariadne
Mal
Saito.
MIND ASPLODED.

http://dvdpgallery.dvdalistic.com/galleries/D/Dawn_of_the_Dead_1978/dawn-of-the-dead-head-explosion.jpg

schoolofruckus
05-29-2011, 12:14 AM
Jen and I tried to watch a Cassavetes-directed film that features principle actors from Blue Valentine, A Woman Under the Influence and Days of Heaven. It was so awful that we turned it off after 20 minutes and watched The Town instead. It was a pretty decent little crime flick.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-29-2011, 11:39 AM
The Town was not nearly as good as everyone I know made it out to be, but it was sufficiently entertaining and very well made. It suffered from having too many gun fights and not enough to let us know who the characters really were. I would certainly watch it again though. There are plenty of good performances and those gun fights are pretty good.

schoolofruckus
05-29-2011, 12:41 PM
I don't feel that I ever need to watch it again, but it was a perfectly fine way to spend a Saturday evening. I definitely prefer Gone Baby Gone, though.

The Tree of Life was even more rapturous on second viewing in the dome this morning. Part of that was certainly the improved visual presentation, but even more, it became apparent how many small details were used to build this world - hundreds of tiny brushstrokes that only appear once, but collectively speak volumes about the souls of the characters. I can't wait until more of you have a chance to see this and discuss it here.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-29-2011, 12:58 PM
I may see it twice this weekend. Hopefully they have an early showing on Thursday, 'cause I work all night. And maybe Jared would like to accompany me to a Sunday/Monday showing. The Embarcadero Cinemas is a pretty nice and quite place to watch a flick. The crowd for Meek's Cutoff when I went on a Friday night was dead silent throughout.

thewoodenman
05-29-2011, 01:40 PM
all i got out of "the town" was coca-cola and blackberry endorsements up the ass. not to mention it was really really bad.

buddy
05-29-2011, 01:46 PM
I enjoyed Blue Valentine very much. It's probably been stated in here before, but the performances by Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling were fantastic.

suprefan
05-29-2011, 01:50 PM
I don't feel that I ever need to watch it again, but it was a perfectly fine way to spend a Saturday evening. I definitely prefer Gone Baby Gone, though.

The Tree of Life was even more rapturous on second viewing in the dome this morning. Part of that was certainly the improved visual presentation, but even more, it became apparent how many small details were used to build this world - hundreds of tiny brushstrokes that only appear once, but collectively speak volumes about the souls of the characters. I can't wait until more of you have a chance to see this and discuss it here.


Freaking Dinosaurs......

wmgaretjax
05-29-2011, 02:24 PM
I may see it twice this weekend. Hopefully they have an early showing on Thursday, 'cause I work all night. And maybe Jared would like to accompany me to a Sunday/Monday showing. The Embarcadero Cinemas is a pretty nice and quite place to watch a flick. The crowd for Meek's Cutoff when I went on a Friday night was dead silent throughout.

i'm out of town through sunday afternoon. but a sunday or monday night showing might happen.

AlecEiffel
05-29-2011, 03:23 PM
Jen and I tried to watch a Cassavetes-directed film that features principle actors from Blue Valentine, A Woman Under the Influence and Days of Heaven. It was so awful that we turned it off after 20 minutes and watched The Town instead. It was a pretty decent little crime flick.

hahah, in the future you should probably specify which Cassavetes you're talking about.

schoolofruckus
05-29-2011, 03:59 PM
I just think it's amusing that a film with that level of pedigree could be so unwatchable. I didn't expect to love The Notebook, but I did expect that I'd be able to finish it.

Plus, Jen having the same aversion to it made me fall in love with her all over again.

daxton
05-30-2011, 02:13 PM
The Notebook.....barfcity.

TallGuyCM
05-30-2011, 02:22 PM
Rachel McAdams makes it stomachable.

daxton
05-30-2011, 03:49 PM
If anyone does, it's Ryan Gosling.

schoolofruckus
05-30-2011, 05:17 PM
You guys - no. The movie stars two of my most favorite actors (Rowlands and Gosling) and it still felches mightily.

tricorne
05-30-2011, 05:24 PM
I agree with Gabe. That movie could star everybody I've ever been attracted to in borrowed Mad Men costumes and I'd still rather dig holes after a freeze than sit through it.

TallGuyCM
05-30-2011, 05:31 PM
I just equate it to watching a band play who makes shit music but has a hot lead singer. There are worse things in life.

tricorne
05-30-2011, 05:37 PM
I don't see any need to sit through something so excruciatingly unentertaining when the world's full of other places to see hot people. On both counts.

schoolofruckus
05-30-2011, 06:53 PM
Howl was thoroughly enjoyable. A lot of that may be due to the poem (which I wasn't really familiar with beforehand), but the animation and delicious Edward Lachmann photography is highly appealing.

schoolofruckus
05-31-2011, 07:55 AM
Now that I've rolled around in The Tree of Life a couple times, it looks like it's time to pick the next film I'm going to obsess over for the next several months. And the search is over as soon as it began.

Bela Tarr's The Turin Horse has been picked up for a US theatrical release this winter!!!! (http://www.indiewire.com/article/the_cinema_guild_acquires_bela_tarrs_award-winning_the_turin_horse/)

TallGuyCM
05-31-2011, 08:32 AM
WHAT? Like Melancholia and Drive weren't already enough to look forward to?!?

schoolofruckus
05-31-2011, 08:40 AM
To think that I've already seen three masterpieces in The Tree of Life, Redland and Uncle Boonmee, with new films from Von Trier, Tarr, Refn, the Dardennes, and a seemingly rejuvenated Fincher....what a year this is shaping up to be.

TallGuyCM
05-31-2011, 08:41 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot about Uncle Boonmee. I need to watch it again.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-31-2011, 08:54 AM
Where did you guys see Uncle Boonmee? I have been waiting for it to come to SF for a few months now. They didn't have it at the SFIFF this year.

TallGuyCM
05-31-2011, 08:56 AM
I saw it at AFI Fest last November, and Gabe saw it at I think the Nuart? here in town a few months ago.

schoolofruckus
05-31-2011, 09:00 AM
Yeah, it played a few arthouses in LA back in March. I'm not sure where it played in SF, but I'd be surprised if it didn't...at any rate, it'll be out on Blu/DVD pretty soon.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-31-2011, 09:15 AM
Oh okay, thanks!

Last night I watched Herzog's Fitzcarraldo and although I enjoyed it, I have this sneaking suspicion that Herzog is really obsessed with creepy, flippant male leads. The only films I've seen of his were this one, Nosferatu [English Version], and Bad Lieutenant, all of which had a disturbing (disturbed?) main character. I wonder if he's as eccentric in Cave of Forgotten Dreams...

TallGuyCM
05-31-2011, 09:22 AM
Cave isn't eccentric at all.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-31-2011, 09:25 AM
I was just kidding, I know it's a documentary.

wmgaretjax
05-31-2011, 07:19 PM
seein' tree of life on sunday at 7pm. excited.

KungFuJoe
06-01-2011, 05:06 AM
Anyone get tickets to the LA film fest? I purchased a few for the Seduction of Ingmar Bergman. I wish I could've chosen to see The Yellow Sea instead, but I couldn't pass up this live Sparks show with Guy Maddin directing. It should be fantastic. The Yellow Sea will have to wait, but I encourage anyone who is willing to go see it!

Also, you will not be disappointed if you choose to see Detective Dee for the outdoor screening at the Ford. Pissed I'll be missing that one as well.

zircona1
06-01-2011, 05:28 AM
Last night I watched Herzog's Fitzcarraldo and although I enjoyed it, I have this sneaking suspicion that Herzog is really obsessed with creepy, flippant male leads. The only films I've seen of his were this one, Nosferatu [English Version], and Bad Lieutenant, all of which had a disturbing (disturbed?) main character. I wonder if he's as eccentric in Cave of Forgotten Dreams...

See Aguirre: The Wrath of God, it's terrific and Klaus Kinski is - suprise! - creepy and disturbing.

BlackSwan
06-01-2011, 11:19 AM
On another note - the first teaser for Fincher's Dragon Tattoo movie has landed and it's FAR better than it should be. Maybe my excitement is unrealistic, and in a way, I can't even fathom watching this while the Tree of Life afterglow still permeates, but it looks like Fincher's dirtiest movie and most raw movie since Se7en.

8kOFGI0p6SM

I'm late to the party, but holy shit, this looks awesome. That link is down now, so if anyone else missed out, here is a new one:

nYyKUM1NQ8c

daxton
06-01-2011, 11:29 AM
I remember Somewhere being mentioned in here a while back. Just saw it last night and was not impressed at all. It was watchable, but I wouldn't highly recommend it.

Also watched The Extra Man a couple days ago. Super weird in a awkward way, not a Dogtooth way. Did not like it much either. I seem to be striking out lately.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
06-01-2011, 11:36 AM
I saw I Love You Phillip Morris last night and thought it was really great. it was a lot funnier than i imagined it would be.

daxton
06-01-2011, 11:45 AM
That's in my queue. I'll move it to the top.

zircona1
06-01-2011, 11:56 AM
I saw I Love You Phillip Morris last night and thought it was really great. it was a lot funnier than i imagined it would be.

I watched that this weekend. I didn't LOL too much, but I thought it was entertaining and the fact that he was able to get away with all that stuff was amazing.

daxton
06-01-2011, 12:06 PM
Funny. It's already at the top of my queue.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
06-02-2011, 07:06 PM
Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team is so fucking funny, and surprisingly a pretty good detective movie too.

TallGuyCM
06-03-2011, 12:57 PM
Anyone get tickets to the LA film fest? I purchased a few for the Seduction of Ingmar Bergman. I wish I could've chosen to see The Yellow Sea instead, but I couldn't pass up this live Sparks show with Guy Maddin directing. It should be fantastic. The Yellow Sea will have to wait, but I encourage anyone who is willing to go see it!

Also, you will not be disappointed if you choose to see Detective Dee for the outdoor screening at the Ford. Pissed I'll be missing that one as well.

Yes, Matt and I got tickets for four of the films at the fest: Tyrannosaur, Another Earth, The Future, and The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman. $60 is pretty much all I can afford to put toward the fest, so that's all I'll be seeing, aside from lining up early in the rush line for Drive.

I'm very excited, and happy that this is all in mere weeks...

GoodGirlGalaxy
06-03-2011, 01:00 PM
Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team is so fucking funny, and surprisingly a pretty good detective movie too.

I really loved that movie. A few scenes were there for total shock value but regardless, great stuff. The woman squirting milk was the most memorable for me.

Miroir Noir
06-03-2011, 01:02 PM
Uncle Boonmee for me this weekend. How much of a mindfuck am I in for?

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
06-03-2011, 01:04 PM
I really loved that movie. A few scenes were there for total shock value but regardless, great stuff. The woman squirting milk was the most memorable for me.

"I promise I won't watch!"
"I'll pay you to watch!"

Holy shit I want to watch it again already, I was laughing so fucking hard