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Sean Durkin is doing a ten episode television adaptation of The Exorcist. Could be very interesting, though they haven't announced/don't know where it will air.
Assault on Precinct 13 in no way qualifies as a horror film. It is also rather shitty in retrospect, but I'd imagine at the time it came out it was cool. Saying that it's even in the same league as masterworks like The Thing and Big Trouble In Little China is fucking crazy.
I loved Precinct 13 as a kid, but aside from that opening sequence, its fangs no longer have all that much bite, whereas The Thing and Big Trouble still play perfectly.
It's still a tightly made film and there's much about it that works, but it's impact has faded quite a bit since its release.
"All of you coachella 'regulars' have nasty boy pussies and itchy dick4's on your asses.
Why don't you all make like a tree and get chopped down and die. You all have been dreadfully mean to me.
I Hate you. All of you. None of you will ever get to see a womans chest meat or finger blast hott cougies like me.
Fuck you all. Consider this my resignation.
Fair the well, you elitest scumbags."
— Faxman75, who has clearly had enough
Hey if anyone is interested or is a fan of Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli films they are screening them at Cinefamily in L.A. Ill be checking out Nausicca of Valley of The Wind & Princess Mononoke on June 1st. There are a bunch of others playing as well. Here is the link if anyone would like to check it out : http://www.cinefamily.org/films/studio-ghibli/
Sorry I posted this late, the screening ends June 1st. I just found this thread.
Whoa. Jack White's cover of U2's "Love is Blindness" from "The Great Gatsby" trailer is frickin' phenomenal.
You can listen to the whole thing here.
Also, I watched "The Five Year Engagement" today (free ticket) and found it insufferably long and dreary in a lot of parts. Some cute/funny moments, but probably the worst I've seen from the Apatow clan. Jason Segal looked a bit Jabba the Huttish, too. His face looked giant and splotchy next to Emily Blunt's near-perfect complexion. Blunt even made Alison Brie look ho-hum. Movie stars.
Finally watched Martha Marcy May Marlene and woah, that movie was intense.. really liked it.
Silly of me to assume I'd be able to see Moonrise Kingdom this weekend. Guess I'll have to wait or catch when I'm down in Hollywoodland.
An hour drive to the closest theater playing it, the Arclight hollywood. Holiday weekend traffic + ticket prices... I'll just wait on it.
True. Also, if anyone is a stickler - the Arclight shows are all digitally projected. The Landmark, on the other hand, is only showing it in 35mm. I feel like this movie, shot in Super16, needs to be seen in an environment where the textural elements can be best appreciated.
EDIT: I say this as someone who generally prefers Arclight to The Landmark by a wide margin.
'Pixote' was sad, but beautiful and pure. Youthful encounters getting over the deceased relationships quickly. No wonder the acclaim.
I really didn't see the tie-in for a coors light/Prometheus ad, but now that I think about it they're both representative of the beginning stages of something horrible, and frightening to come.
Tonight, the TallGuy household held an '80s double feature (both first-time viewings) of Robocop and Labyrinth.
I really loved Labyrinth, the sheer amount of imagination and creativity that went into it was pretty amazing. Y'all are crazy in regards to Robocop though. I mean, I liked it well enough, I just don't see exactly what everyone loves about it so much.
I think Robocop is a big nostalgia trip. I remember it being on a couple times when I was younger and thinking it was just crazy insane awesome, and now I only like watching it with my Dad since he pumps it up so much while we watch.
Its just one of those "yeah, badass movie" but you move along deals for me.
Haneke again motherfuckers. Can't wait to see this one.
My opinion of the Cannes awards based on having seen absolutely none of what played there:
Palme d'Or: Amour (Michael Haneke) - weak
Grand Prix: Reality (Matteo Garrone) - weak
Prix du Jury: The Angel's Share (Ken Loach) - no comment
Best Director: Carlos Reygadas, Post Tenebras Lux - FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Best Screenplay: Cristi Mungiu, Beyond the Hills - approved
Best Actress: Cosmina Stratan and Christina Flutor, Beyond The Hills - approved
Best Actor: Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt - approved
Camera d'Or: Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin) - excited to see this