That was a very strange cameo hahaha
In other news, i finally got around to Attack the Block last night, and while i was never very excited about any trailers, it truly did live up to every bit of hype it got! What a fucking fantastic movie! it starts right off with a bang and never lets go, and the ending is just phenomenal! Those shots with Moses running through halls of the block with the aliens stampeding after him were breathtaking! The kids were extremely well cast and believable, the action was great, the humor sci fi, and horror/thriller elements all blended very seamlessly, and the logic formed at the end about what the aliens wanted didn't seem too forced. i really enjoyed the score a lot too! Awesome movie. it also helped that there was absolutely no fat - this thing just moves and wastes no time whatsoever, which is refreshing in a time with overly-long action films that spend a lot of time building stuff up.
EDIT: I'd also like to mention the really smart design of the monsters - obviously very simple, but done is way they are still pretty scary, and the lack of detail/color lent themselves to a smaller budget very well.
EDIT 2: I just discovered that the score was done by 2 of the guys from Basement Jaxx, which makes a lot of sense.
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Yes, i was extremely familiar with the Paul Robertson gif and was going a little bonkers when i saw that actual scene in the movie hahaha
I can promise that you in particular will really like it, being familiar with your taste in movies.
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I tend to drop a lot of words when i type while i work. Has since been fixed.
I, too, caught the Avengers. Really cool stuff, and was what I was hoping for. Nothing earth-shaking, but something that was fun, in every sense of the word, and in a way that most movies of this kind haven't been for awhile.
Also, watched "Escape From New York" on TCM of all places. Hadn't seen it in awhile, and it's still one of Carpenter's best.
And who knew there'd be a link between these two movies?
Coachellas attended: 2007-present
Avengers was fun, but I feel like I need some good, sappy chick flicks to wash the testoterone out of my mouth. Or maybe a really slow-paced Kubrick movie to off-set the insane rollercoaster action. I loved Whedon's snappy dialogue, hated Scar-Jo's delivery. Can they find a new hot action-girl starlet please? One who can act...somewhat?
the busy bee has no time for sorrow.
We can rest easy now. Prometheus has a R rating.
Which means it's really on the fence and not a strong R (not that it really needs to be). Scott fought really hard to get a PG-13, all this means is that they really let him not cut what he didn't want to.
EDIT: I just would not expect the extremely casual swearing of the first 4 films, which greatly attributed to their ratings.
Yeah but it was already publicized as such.
My Avengers-free movie weekend:
Robocop - This was all sorts of ridiculous fun. I'm not one of these people who thinks Paul Verhoeven is a subversive mastermind; there's way too much straight B-movie in his work (his American work, at least) for me to properly credit him as a brilliant satirist. Still, if one is in the mood for a hyper-violent action film, it's nice to have one that at least attempts to poke fun at some of the cancerous forces in our culture.
The Apartment - This was my first Billy Wilder film, and it was terrific all around. A nice blend of funny, sad and sharp - I rather enjoyed the absurd early scene where Lemmon's character frantically shuffles around "meetings" between the four horsemen. I was also quite pleased to find that Wilder's visual style was often just as striking as his hallowed writing; the production design of both the office and the apartment were uncommonly expressive, and the photography was well above grade for what I've come to expect out of even high caliber studio romantic comedies.
Autumn Almanac - A color-drenched outlier in the filmography of Bela Tarr. A web of intimate conspiracies between flatmates, Autumn Almanac has much of Tarr's latter philosophy on its mind (and some fresh ones, as the film's narrative seems to suggest a somewhat-vague critique of Socialism in practice), but it's largely rendered in close-quarters dialogue between two of the five characters at a time. It's not nearly as absorbing as the films that would follow - the physical and existential scope is simply too minute for this to register as one of Tarr's masterworks - but for what feels like a formal exercise (perhaps incorrectly so, in retrospect), it's still plenty compelling and expressive.
Free LA screening of Bobcat Goldthwait's new film - God Bless America - This Wednesday
This Wednesday, May 9, 2012, we'll be having a free advance screening of Bobcat Goldthwait's new film GOD BLESS AMERICA with writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait
and stars Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr all scheduled to appear IN PERSON for a Q & A!
Admission is free and will be on a first come, first served basis. The doors will open at 7 pm. The film will start at approximately 7:30 pm.
Approximately 200 seats will be available.
GOD BLESS AMERICA
2012, USA, 35mm, Magnolia Pictures
Written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait; starring Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith,
Melinda Page Hamilton
Wed: 7:30 pm (doors will open at 7:00 pm)
New Beverly Cinemas
7165 W. Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles 90036
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Yeah, I'm leaving early (like 615pm from Weho and its literally a mile away from me) a friend saw it already and said it was WONDERFUL
Robocop is one of those movies I cannot watch enough. I watch i multiple times a year; I've seen it easily over 300 times since I was very young (I am pretty sure I was allowed to watch it as early as 7 years old, as my wonderful mother took me to see the sequel in the theater, which of course horrified me), and it still brings new things to the table with each viewing. it becomes more entertaining when you can literally quote the entire script as it happens on the screen. I'm also very happy they held on to the whole X-rated cut and eventually released it, because the amount of blood is just wonderful.
For Nipples (and everyone else too) - some great shots here:
Cool old behind the scenes and publicity photos for Alien
I thought about getting an Ed 209 tattoo on my stomach for awhile, true story
couldn't find anyone to do it for a dollar though
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