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    Mine is Toy Story of Terror

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    Nymphomaniac

    Though I am also anxious to see 12 Years a Slave and Nebraska.
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    Also, Wadjda is on my must see list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    Nymphomaniac

    Though I am also anxious to see 12 Years a Slave and Nebraska.
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    Also, Wadjda is on my must see list.
    These.

    And also Computer Chess. The only Bujalski I've seen is Funny Ha Ha, and I thought it was shit. But people whose taste I respect have been really high on CC, and FHH was his first film.
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    I'd add Gravity and Mother of George to those as well.
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    Finally. Best teaser trailer in years.

    http://player.ooyala.com/iframe.html...s-finally-here
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    Seeing the first 2 of the 5 Cremaster films tonight. Very excited. Should be there all 3 Saturdays at CSULB for them all.

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    Saw Gravity and it was Stellar!

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    My top movies to see are...

    Ain't Them Bodies Saints
    Blue Jasmine
    Nymphomaniac

    9/25 Titus Andronicus @ The Glass House
    10/17 Ariel Pink & Black Lips @ Pappy & Harriets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin170 View Post
    Saw Gravity and it was Stellar!
    Yeah. I don't have the ability at the moment to say much more than that.
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    I have to go see it in IMAX 3d to get the full effect.

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    Gravity is the biggest bummer of the year for me. I will never understand why Alfonso Cuaron would devote so much time and so many resources to learning how to depict the physical reality of space travel, and then employ his findings to a simplistic, woman-against-the-elements survival story that refuses to engage with space in any way that isn't "it's gorgeous" or "it wants to kill you". I don't need it to be 2001 - with which Gravity has no more common ground than what's shared between Blow-Up and Spice World - but if I'm stuck inside a person's space suit for 90 minutes, there simply has to be more depth to the characterization than what is offered here. And it has to be suggested, at least some of the time, rather than explicitly stated - which, for fuck's sake, shouldn't be possible in a film with so few characters.

    And yet....while it's very easy for me to get carried away with how unsatisfied Gravity ultimately left me, it would be disingenuous to say that the film shouldn't be seen. It MUST be seen, and on the biggest, most three-dimensional canvas available to you, for even thoughtless, insubstantial time spent in space is still time spent in space. And from a purely technical standpoint, this film does it as well as almost anyone since Kubrick. It's just crucial to know that the comparison ends there.
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    Neil degrasse tyson is doing a bunch debunking and kinda of making fun of Gravity on his twitter.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/neiltyson
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    Quote Originally Posted by schoolofruckus View Post
    Gravity is the biggest bummer of the year for me. I will never understand why Alfonso Cuaron would devote so much time and so many resources to learning how to depict the physical reality of space travel, and then employ his findings to a simplistic, woman-against-the-elements survival story that refuses to engage with space in any way that isn't "it's gorgeous" or "it wants to kill you". I don't need it to be 2001 - with which Gravity has no more common ground than what's shared between Blow-Up and Spice World - but if I'm stuck inside a person's space suit for 90 minutes, there simply has to be more depth to the characterization than what is offered here. And it has to be suggested, at least some of the time, rather than explicitly stated - which, for fuck's sake, shouldn't be possible in a film with so few characters.

    And yet....while it's very easy for me to get carried away with how unsatisfied Gravity ultimately left me, it would be disingenuous to say that the film shouldn't be seen. It MUST be seen, and on the biggest, most three-dimensional canvas available to you, for even thoughtless, insubstantial time spent in space is still time spent in space. And from a purely technical standpoint, this film does it as well as almost anyone since Kubrick. It's just crucial to know that the comparison ends there.
    I think you're selling the movie short to everybody reading your post who hasn't seen the movie. It's cool that a movie isn't the movie you'd make, you can fix that when you make your space movie... but this was a damn fine space movie AND a damn fine horror/suspense thriller. It doesn't mean your viewpoint isn't valid, but the kidna bitterness loses the fact that this is a very entertaining film.

    Also, trailer for The Monuments Men = yay!

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    This movie makes me uber annoyed at how stupid sandra bullock is.
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    Gravity is like getting a prostitute. At essentially $.15 a minute, you receive an hour and a half ocular ogasm.

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    I really wish Ender's game isn't going to suck so bad. The trailers make it look so shitty. I don't know why they decided to have the dude that made The Wolverine make a film out of one of the best sci fi novels.
    Sighs oh well.
    Maybe by chance it will be good

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomServo View Post
    I think you're selling the movie short to everybody reading your post who hasn't seen the movie. It's cool that a movie isn't the movie you'd make, you can fix that when you make your space movie... but this was a damn fine space movie AND a damn fine horror/suspense thriller. It doesn't mean your viewpoint isn't valid, but the kidna bitterness loses the fact that this is a very entertaining film.
    I was largely not entertained, so that's where I'm coming from. While a large portion of my dislike is based on what I wanted out of it, it derives equally from my feeling that the film doesn't even execute its modest narrative well - the Clooney character carried himself as a believable astronaut, but his contribution to the story was ultimately horrendous. Also, you're disregarding my second paragraph entirely (even though you quoted it) - how can I sell a movie short when I'm telling people that it's a must-see? I'm just offering a voice of dissent to the chorus that is already placing it among the greatest science-fiction films ever made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schoolofruckus View Post
    refuses to engage with space in any way that isn't "it's gorgeous" or "it wants to kill you". I
    Without spoiling too much, I actually read the film's treatment of space as a nice metaphor; life, like space itself, is meaningless and indifferent. The suffering that it brings can be arbitrary and random. The choice that we each have is to continue on in the face of that indifference and suffering, to find meaning from within ourselves and from the struggle itself.
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    I expected a visual tour de force out of Gravity, and that's what I got. We barely even see the characters' faces, much less have them interact in a room or something, so I have a hard time understanding how someone (and Schoolio's not the only one) could expect any real character development in a movie like this. How do you incorporate character arcs in a film like this without sacrificing some of the incredible visual/action part of it as a result? And in regard to the narrative, I saw someone on Twitter say "this isn't supposed to be Anna Karenina in space." Well said.

    Seeing it in IMAX 3D was an absolute revelation. It felt more like some kind of virtual reality roller coaster of sorts than a movie. And I think that might have been Cuaron's intention, too, hence why I didn't critique it much beyond that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schoolofruckus View Post
    most three-dimensional canvas available to you
    all the canvases available to me are three-dimensional, or none of them are, depending on how you think of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    I expected a visual tour de force out of Gravity, and that's what I got. We barely even see the characters' faces, much less have them interact in a room or something, so I have a hard time understanding how someone (and Schoolio's not the only one) could expect any real character development in a movie like this. How do you incorporate character arcs in a film like this without sacrificing some of the incredible visual/action part of it as a result? And in regard to the narrative, I saw someone on Twitter say "this isn't supposed to be Anna Karenina in space." Well said.

    Seeing it in IMAX 3D was an absolute revelation. It felt more like some kind of virtual reality roller coaster of sorts than a movie. And I think that might have been Cuaron's intention, too, hence why I didn't critique it much beyond that.
    Pretty much this. Anything else and you're over thinking it.

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    I took everything after the initial 20 minute long take to be a metaphor for death and rebirth. IMO she started to float off into space after the initial debris hit and stayed that way.

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    Look, I'm glad that most of you enjoyed it more than I did. From a film lover's standpoint, there aren't many experiences more painful than waiting several years for a movie only to have it qualify as a crushing disappointment, and that's only compounded when so many people are enraptured.

    By the way, are those who have likened it to 2001 and Tarkovsky's Solaris also over-thinking it?
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    ^ Did you like it more than Soderbergh's Solaris, also starring Clooney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schoolofruckus View Post
    I'm telling people that it's a must-see. I'm just placing it among the greatest science-fiction films ever made.
    I haven't seen it yet, I hope is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schoolofruckus View Post
    By the way, are those who have likened it to 2001 and Tarkovsky's Solaris also over-thinking it?
    This was actually Cuarón's Kid A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    This was actually Cuarón's Kid A.
    Funny, I joked with my buddy that it was his Yeezus as we were walking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schoolofruckus View Post
    By the way, are those who have likened it to 2001 and Tarkovsky's Solaris also over-thinking it?
    I agree with that. Those comparisons are overblown. But the film is a technical marvel and quite an excellent thriller. It doesn't have anywhere near the philosophical aspirations of 2001 or Solaris, but there are so few high-caliber space films that I think critics are grasping at the highest benchmarks as the closest points of comparison.
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