Is anyone using MoviePass? From the little Ive read about the service it sounds too good to be true. Site is beta/invite/waitlist now so I cant really investigate much. Curious which theaters it works at and if there are any big restrictions.
Essentially you pay a monthly fee of $30~(varies +/- on your area) and you can attend movie theater screenings as often you want. There's a mobile app that reserves you tickets and then you just swipe a little red moviepass card to pick them up in the same way you pick up your tickets with a credit card.
https://www.moviepass.com/ Its invite only right now and has a huge waitlist apparently. Have not heard of anyone that actually is using it yet.
AFI Fest got the new Reygadas film!!!
Also, my experience of working on it may bias me, but Argo is a thoroughly excellent movie. There are some fleeting false notes here and there (including the denouement) but for the most part Affleck totally nails it, finessing volumes of genuine suspense and humor out of a real life tale whose ending is already known. Easily his best work as a director so far, and one of the more entertaining movies I've seen in a while.
I just saw Argo as well. I liked it, although after hearing people gush about it on FB all weekend and just this morning hearing that Roger Ebert is predicting it'll win Best Picture, I think I may have made it out to be something more than it was in my head.
And "tension" is the one word that keeps being applied to it, again and again. That last sequence was incredibly tense, but the film didn't seem to have that much of it aside from that.
Oh, and I know it's been a bit now, but can I politely ask for wmgaretjax and Down Rodeo reviews of The Master? I was really curious to hear your two takes on the film, and don't remember seeing anything posted.
I'm a big Spielberg fan, though... and Gone Baby Gone was my favorite movie of that year, so I've apparently forgiven Ben for ruining Daredevil and Jack Ryan both.
I think I have a couple people signing up already, but I'll use someone else's link if you post it!
Argo was fantastic. Dragged a bit in the 2nd act but besides that was totally awesome. Loved Goodman and Cranston's smaller roles and all of the hollywood stuff was really great.
I just came in here to echo the Argo praise. A woman behind me stood up and started applauding when the plane took off while the rest of the theatre took a deep sigh in relief. It was quite funny. Definitely one of the most intense movies I have seen in a long time.
there's a bootleg of the trailer for the EVIL DEAD remake out there!
I definitely want to see it again at some point, probably after the Blu-Ray release. I do appreciate that this is a film that has generated a lot of critical discourse, so it's possible that it's reputation will evolve over time (although most critics seem to regard it highly already). I also know from first-hand accounts that Jared enjoyed the film, but I'll let him elaborate.
I saw Samsara on Friday and I can't say enough good things about it. Bakara was mentioned a few months back and I gave it a try. I ended up writing up a whole review, but never posted it. Ron Fricke's newest creation is not lacking but very similar to its predecessor. Again, it felt like a visual meditation; a yin and yang if you will, proving how marvelous humans can be, along with the justification we're destructive, consuming creatures. I felt myself scowling and feeling guilty we take so much for granted and adversely consumed with humility and tingling with pride for the wonders our great country holds (geographically speaking). For instance, I knew instantly by the first shadow that I was witnessing a time-lapse of the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. It was such a warming feeling. I'm strongly recommending watching Samsara while it's still in theaters because it's hard to describe it without being overly vague. These two films are on my "to-buy" list!
EDIT: flawed at fucking idioms
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I wouldn't suggest taking anything for granite, little lone the triumph of the human spear it.
I mean like...don't assume it's set in stone? You know?
Mockery aside, has anybody seen this? I'm on a Jon Ronson kick and the written piece that predated the documentary is fascinating.
Quentin Q&A at the New Beverley tonight for the 20th anniversary screening of Reservoir Dogs. YEEEEEEE.
Also, for The Master fans there are screenprints from the 70mm preview tour on sale here. $40+$10 shipping.