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    I think I need to watch Wicker Man again. I remember thinking that most of the scenes were more strange than frightening. Maybe that is what is so unnerving? Idk it was good, but I felt like it lacked in the horror department. It never captures that great mix of obscure and horrific the way that other films like The Shining and Rosemary's Baby do.
    The Wicker Man is pretty great. It has to be one of the better Christopher Lee performances out there. Also, that atmosphere is something else.

    No film deserved a shitty remake less than this, but at least that provided some internet gems...
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    Also, looks like I am getting that Wild At Heart Blu-Ray as a birthday gift...
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    I'll check out the suggestions, but I'll probably just skip LAFF this year.

    So happy Harvey decided to back off on Snowpiercer.

    Fuck.

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    Saw Snowpiercer. Liked it. Very glad I didn't watch that trailer for it beforehand though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkbutt View Post
    I think I need to watch Wicker Man again. I remember thinking that most of the scenes were more strange than frightening. Maybe that is what is so unnerving? Idk it was good, but I felt like it lacked in the horror department. It never captures that great mix of obscure and horrific the way that other films like The Shining and Rosemary's Baby do.
    It was only after I finished watching it that I read that it was called "the Citizen Kane of horror films" or some shit at the time. Wasn't even scary.

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    The Wicker Man is pretty great. It has to be one of the better Christopher Lee performances out there. Also, that atmosphere is something else.

    No film deserved a shitty remake less than this, but at least that provided some internet gems...
    Yeah, the atmosphere was wonderful, one of the best parts of the film. Especially combined with the folky soundtrack.
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    VAGUE WICKER MAN SPOILERS

    The ending is nuts, and not just the obvious sacrifice. It's the joyful song that gets me.
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    SNOWPIERCER. MY GOD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Listening View Post
    Saw Snowpiercer. Liked it. Very glad I didn't watch that trailer for it beforehand though.
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    SNOWPIERCER. MY GOD.
    Yep. Was as good if not better than I was hoping it would be. Absolutely loved it and it will find it's way into my top ten of the year, if not top 5.

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    I'm surprised by the reviews for Snowpiercer, the trailer makes the movie look like total cheese to me.
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    I'm surprised by the reviews for Snowpiercer, the trailer makes the movie look like total cheese to me.
    Don't let the trailer fool you. This film is bad ass and a blast.

    Also, if you've never seen any of Joon-ho Bong's other films do yourself the favor.

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    Boyhood is a treat of a masterpiece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fikus222 View Post
    I'm surprised by the reviews for Snowpiercer, the trailer makes the movie look like total cheese to me.
    I found the movie to be a pretty mixed bag. There was some cool set-pieces and the film had a strong pulse whenever Tilda Swinton was on screen, but Chris Evans was just horrible. Admittedly he had the worst character to work with but horrible nonetheless.

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    Yeahhhhh sorry to burst everyone's bubble but Snowpiercer was meh. Fun at points but overall.... eh.

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    I have to be something of a bubble-bursting asshole as well, on both Snowpiercer and Boyhood. Overall, I would give them both positive grades, because their innards outpace their exteriors - Snowpiercer is 17 different kinds of dumb on the outside, but the parable has teeth; and Boyhood is.....well, I bemoan its shortcomings with spoilers here. But neither would even crack my top 10 of the year today, and I've only seen 22 total new releases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schoolofruckus View Post
    I have to be something of a bubble-bursting asshole as well, on both Snowpiercer and Boyhood. Overall, I would give them both positive grades, because their innards outpace their exteriors - Snowpiercer is 17 different kinds of dumb on the outside, but the parable has teeth; and Boyhood is.....well, I bemoan its shortcomings with spoilers here. But neither would even crack my top 10 of the year today, and I've only seen 22 total new releases.
    Don't worry guys, you're not bursting anyone's bubble. I enjoy and appreciate films on my own merit.


    Snowpiercer is the type of genre film I totally eat up. It deserves some criticism to be sure and I wouldn't expect everyone to like it, but for my money it is fantastic. I'd put it in the same category as Looper, which I know many here didn't like as well. As for Chris Evans, I like him and didn't see anything wrong with his performance aside from his flubbed speech in the 3rd act. Overall I wouldn't say it's Joon-Ho Bong's best film, but it's still a great piece of cinema.


    As for Boyhood, I noticed it shortcomings as well and was ready to forgive them even before the ending of the film, but those last few lines summed it up perfectly for me. I mean how can a film this ambitious not have shortcomings? It's pretty miraculous they were able to pull it off. The film as a whole definitely struck a cord with me and was one of the more emotional films I've seen in a while. I didn't go in expecting a Malick film and would put it next to a film like Margaret which I'm not so sure was any more "interesting as cinema".

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    I watched Stephen Chow's Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons and I really, really liked it. It does suffer from some bad CGI and and uneven pacing, but it's wildly entertaining. There are some absolutely outstanding action sequences and quite a bit of really funny bits, as well as just purely good storytelling. It seems to be overall a pretty faithful adaption to the original story as well. I really hope they are able to follow through with a sequel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    I watched Stephen Chow's Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons and I really, really liked it. It does suffer from some bad CGI and and uneven pacing, but it's wildly entertaining. There are some absolutely outstanding action sequences and quite a bit of really funny bits, as well as just purely good storytelling. It seems to be overall a pretty faithful adaption to the original story as well. I really hope they are able to follow through with a sequel.
    Agree with all of this. The movie is a great deal of fun, but yes it's CGI is really bad in parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFuJoe View Post
    As for Boyhood, I noticed it shortcomings as well and was ready to forgive them even before the ending of the film, but those last few lines summed it up perfectly for me. I mean how can a film this ambitious not have shortcomings? It's pretty miraculous they were able to pull it off. The film as a whole definitely struck a cord with me and was one of the more emotional films I've seen in a while. I didn't go in expecting a Malick film and would put it next to a film like Margaret which I'm not so sure was any more "interesting as cinema".
    I don't disagree with any of that aside from the last bit re: Margaret (it was far more visually accomplished than anything Linklater has made outside of Slacker and his rotoscope films). I don't think I'm expressing my sentiments properly, because ultimately I do think Boyhood is a film that needs to be seen/considered - and it feels like a better film today than it did yesterday. It's just that the things it does right have been covered (every) elsewhere, so I don't need to repeat them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fikus222 View Post
    I'm surprised by the reviews for Snowpiercer, the trailer makes the movie look like total cheese to me.
    That's what someone else told me as well when I first brought up having seen the movie and I was surprised. Then I went and watched the trailer and had the same opinion.

    Some of the satire in the film, like the classroom scene, is quite over the top...and doesn't work in a trailer, and is a little uneven in the film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFuJoe View Post
    Clearly, I didn't graduate.



    Don't worry guys, you're not bursting anyone's bubble. I enjoy and appreciate films on my own merit.


    Snowpiercer is the type of genre film I totally eat up. It deserves some criticism to be sure and I wouldn't expect everyone to like it, but for my money it is fantastic. I'd put it in the same category as Looper, which I know many here didn't like as well. As for Chris Evans, I like him and didn't see anything wrong with his performance aside from his flubbed speech in the 3rd act. Overall I wouldn't say it's Joon-Ho Bong's best film, but it's still a great piece of cinema.


    As for Boyhood, I noticed it shortcomings as well and was ready to forgive them even before the ending of the film, but those last few lines summed it up perfectly for me. I mean how can a film this ambitious not have shortcomings? It's pretty miraculous they were able to pull it off. The film as a whole definitely struck a cord with me and was one of the more emotional films I've seen in a while. I didn't go in expecting a Malick film and would put it next to a film like Margaret which I'm not so sure was any more "interesting as cinema".
    I had a similar opinion of Chris Evans in the movie. There's a particular part of the speech that I thought was a real low point...both in the script and in the film. But for the most part I had no problem with him in the film.

    Boyhood though, for me, was underwhelming to be honest. I saw it a while ago and it just never really connected with me. And some of the film, like Roger Clemens, didn't age well. And I get it, when you commit to film over a 12 year period, that's gonna happen...not everything ages well, that's life. But then I guess that's part of my problem with the film, once you get past the effort and commitment it took to make a film like it, I'm not sure the rest of it quite measures up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schoolofruckus View Post
    I don't disagree with any of that aside from the last bit re: Margaret (it was far more visually accomplished than anything Linklater has made outside of Slacker and his rotoscope films). I don't think I'm expressing my sentiments properly, because ultimately I do think Boyhood is a film that needs to be seen/considered - and it feels like a better film today than it did yesterday. It's just that the things it does right have been covered (every) elsewhere, so I don't need to repeat them.
    Fair enough. If anything, I need to go re watch Margaret now.

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    I got around to watching We Need To Talk About Kevin last night and I am absolutely traumatized. i can't get it out of my head. i haven't experienced such a deeply disturbing, affecting film in quite a while. It's masterfully crafted, and Tilda Swinton's performance is brilliant. i don't think I'll have any desire to watch it again any time soon though. Sometimes I forget that movies can have this kind of emotional effect on me.
    I finally watched We Need To Talk About Kevin this past weekend because I was in the mood for some Tilda Swinton. I did notice that sometimes Kevin seemed more like a "normal" disturbed boy, and other times he seemed like he was put on earth just to torment Swinton's character. The boys who played both young and teenage Kevin were very convincingly creepy. What a terrifying movie. The mom also seemed resigned to accepting whatever guilt anyone would heap upon her, whether it be broken eggs or an unprovoked slap in the face, and of course she stays in the same town where everything happened.
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    The thing to keep in mind with We Need To Talk About Kevin is that its perspective is 100% subjective - the whole film is taking place within Tilda's point of view. That helped me forgive some of the more histrionic moments.
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    That movie stayed with me for days. I love movies that do that to me. I had a similar experience after watching Melancholia.
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    Now that it's a little past the halfway mark of the year, what are some of your guys' favorites of 2014 so far?

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    Grand Budapest Hotel. What a wonderful movie.
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    Grand Budapest Hotel was tops for me until I saw Life Itself last weekend. It's a beautiful tribute to Ebert's life and work, but it's also incredibly harrowing when it focuses on his cancer battle.
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    Under the Skin and Nymphomaniac are my two favorite films of 2014 so far. Night Moves, Only Lovers Left Alive, Ida and The Lego Movie are also on the list.
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    Wow, I absolutely agree with your top two, Gabe. I need to see Only Lovers Left Alive.
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