7/31/15 - Melt Banana w/Torche @ Roxy // 8/22/15-8/23/15 - FYF Fest @ Exposition Park // 9/17/15 - Hum w/Mineral @ Regent //9/26/15 - Titus Andronicus @ Roxy
10/20/15 - Blur @ Hollywood Bowl // 11/12/15 - Desaparacidos @ Teragram Ballroom // 11/21/15 - Blind Guardian @ City National Grove of Anaheim
I was in NY for work last week and caught a screening of James Gray's The Immigrant. I think it's also open in LA now. One of the most beautifully shot films I've seen in years with a deliberate, unforced pace, a really compelling story and, at it's heart, a magnificent performance from Marion Cotillard. I think it's probably the best thing she's done yet - and, man, was she was just born to be on screen - just radiant. I have to admit I've never seen any of James Gray's other films. Will have to check out We Own the Night and Two Lovers soon. Hope they're as good!
Hey Ron, did you at least take them out for a movie? If so, care to review it?
I finally watched Her tonight, and I hated it as much as I thought I would.
Why did you even bother watching it then?
Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) wins the Palme d'Or for Winter Sleep.
I need somebody to explain to me why this is such a great movie. The design was pretty awesome and some of the computer thingamajigs could be cool, but other than that what was the fucking point?
It's ok to dislike a movie while others like it. I personally thought the movie was awful besides the aesthetics look of the future.
I'm not seeking justification for my opinion or hoping to shut down those that liked it. I really just don't understand why this movie was so critically acclaimed.
I'll bet Shakira has a hip director.
Yep. I thought it was great as well.
Easily the worst page of this thread I have read.
You pick your ladies wisely, Bo.
Guedita and I both have very different viewing tastes and both can agree that movie is horrible and the movie's plot is evolves around "I deserve a relationship because I'm a nice guy" type of douche.
8/29: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard @ The Rickshaw Stop
8/29: Jack J @ 222 Hyde
9/13: Dirtybird BBQ @ Treasure Island
9/13: Man Man @ The Independent
9/18: The Acid @ The Chapel
9/18: Octave One, Solar, Vin Sol @ Mighty
9/20: Max Graef, Huxley, Glenn Astro @ The Midway
9/23-27: Decibel Festival
9/29: Titus Andronicus @ The Chapel
My notes read like this:
We can't even express our own feelings?
We are just numbers and they are just letters.
Everybody is talking to themselves.
Would never work. Some people are just too fucking loud - in body & mind
No dining table?! Can you be any more obvious?
Can't even sit with your own thoughts?
"Relationship with your mother" That's all we're defined by?
THIS GOES ON FOR 2 HOURS?!?!?
Watching an annoying conversation of way too many hipsters that think they're intuitive and misunderstood.
I would love to have "somebody" in my computer to clean shit up without judgment.
Who fucking receives and accepts these "letters?"
The design is pretty awesome.
Reading people and judging them on so little, this is "romantic" f that shit.
"Lesser versions of anything I have felt before" stop feeling so fucking sorry for yourself.
OS orgasm . . . That's stupid
How is everybody else able to lead a normal life? Oh wait . . . He's just schyzo.
Doesn't want to deal with anything real
I joined a book club? WTF!
Most annoying girlfriend in the world. Can't even touch her, but she still nags.
I want a giant phone.
Don't apologize to your fucking computer!
"I trust myself." You're fucking one month old!
Double date! This movie sucks.
Being able to have conversations with passed great minds would be awesome.
How fucking needy is this computer? I would be pissed if I kept getting woken up in the middle of the night.
641! Hahahaha. What a douche!
Selfish? No shit. Woah is me, my life is so sad. What can you do for me!!?
The OSs left. Really? That's too bad. Where did they go?
Her creates a romantic relationship with as much complexity and believable emotion as any movie I've seen the past few years - with positively virtuoso acting; keep in mind, one of the actors has no eyeline in most scenes, and the other actor has no physical presence - while at the same time crafting an even-handed study of technology and its impacts on modern life. It's not perfect, and it's okay if you don't accept that it's great, but all this dismissal and pretending that it couldn't possibly have merit is beneath.....well, it's quintessential gunz, but it's beneath the rest of you.
I caught Godzilla last night and was quite impressed. Sure, the human characters are mostly lemons (mainly Aaron Taylor-Jarhead), but this was an improvement over Monsters, in my view, because that film based its entire story around its lemon-humans; Godzilla at least has enough sense to frequently identify them as a non-factor (or in extreme cases, an active irritant) in the grand scheme of nature. This was probably my favorite summer blockbuster since Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
But the part where he had a surrogate sex "body" come over? That was fucking HOT.
Finally saw Philomena tonight. I thought it was great. Judi Dench was brilliant in it. While I still think Blanchette deserved to win for Blue Jasmine it wasn't as an obvious choice as I thought it was. Would highly recommend it to people who have yet to see it.