Got that Bond 50 set for Christmas. Very excited to start watching these again, yet I know that excitement should be tempered by the fact that I'm going to put myself through seeing Moonraker and Die Another Day again. On the flipside, I have the Star Trek Original Movie series on blu, and I still haven't had the heart to watch Star Trek V.
God help me, watching Take This Waltz on Netflix this weekend caused me to have an orgy dream about Seth Rogen. I couldn't have a dream involving Michelle Williams or the other cute guy, it had to be Seth.
My gf and I watched two movies on NYE (we're so exciting): Harold & Maude and Conan The Barbarian (yes, the original). Both have excellent soundtracks. Also, outside of voicing the most famous movie villain of all time, James Earl Jones should have played more villains in his career.
The dino one is the most intriguing for me, too.
Not really. I just type them all out here.
Also they did discuss JGL's feelings transferring to Willis; how he would eventually forget his wife, etc.; it was the main motivation for him trying to be so quick with the angry killing. Also JGL only truly knew where he stood at the end; if we were being generous we might find a brief pause on Willis' part and attribute it to JGL growing up (I would have to re-watch to see if such a thing is actually there).
I think the least believable thing about that is the idea that they all lived 30 years and all lived through their abductions.
Seeking a bit of a breather from the 2012 movie tear I was on over the holiday weekend, tonight I watched Godard's Pierrot Le Fou. I really connected with this one much better than some of his others, probably my second favorite of his behind Breathless at this point. I know a reoccurring theme of his tends to be the distance between men and women, and their utter incapability of understanding/eventually accepting the other...it's been a bit more subtle in films like Contempt as in this it was definitely at the forefront. And sometimes I don't do too well with subtle, so I gladly accepted the on-the-nose way that theme was depicted this time around. It did end in a fashion that left me feeling a bit detached, but with Godard I'm used to that by now haha.
If you want to really love Godard, see Alphaville. I don't really buy DVDs anymore, but if I ever see that film I will pay whatever they're asking. It's so goddamn great.
Bande a part is my favorite Godard film, and the first that clicked with me. Made me enjoy his other films loads more both going forward and revisiting.
But Breathles, My Life to Live, and Contempt are the masterpieces for me.
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her
Pierrot Le Fou
Vivre Sa Vie
Made In USA
Une Femme est une Femme
Based on this pattern, I badly need to see Alphaville and La Chinoise. Bande a Part as well.
Bande a Parte is highly entertaining. I like Contempt, Breathless and Masculin/Feminin quite a bit as well, but Alphaville is such a great Sci Fi flick.
It has been years since I've watched Alphaville. I have the circa 1998 Criterion, and I should give it a play soon.
Caught Amour at Laemmle's Royal Theatre last night. Good film, but it won't crack my top 5 of 2012. However, this was my first time seeing a movie at the Royal in over 5 years. When did they renovate this place? This theater was much nicer than I remember and I look forward to seeing more films there.
Saw Django yesterday. I liked it a lot. I thought the ending was a tad bit drawn out but other then that no complaints. I think the best part of the movie were the songs he chose to use in certain parts. Like when Freedom was playing during the fight scene had me cracking up. The N bomb was said a lot but I didn't think it was as violent as some people have told me.
Yeah, a dude getting ripped apart by dogs isn't violent at all.
I mean certain scenes were but I was expecting it to be a non stop shoot em up and it really wasn't.
I thought the Mandingo wrestling scene was absolutely revolting. It was so brutal, it was hard to watch.
Yeah you guys just mentioned the only two scenes I thought were unnecessary violence, as a whole though I didn't think Django was any worse then Inglorious Bastards or Kill Bill with regards to violence.
Tarantino was on Terry Gross's show earlier this week, and he said that all the violence in his movie is justifed because all that (Mandingo wrestling, torturing slaves who misbehave, having slaves ripped apart by dogs)actually happened, and he wanted to portray an unflinching record of that. Of course, some of it is just fun violence and devices from the spaghetti western genre.