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    May have to buy this before we get the Weinstein cut http://www.yesasia.com/us/the-grandm...0-en/info.html

    Hoping it's the first cut they screened of the film. I heard they made more cuts for the international release and from the reviews I've read it sounds like it would benefit from having more footage put in instead of taken out.

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    I saw The Skin I Live In for the first time recently. I thought it was solid for an Almodovar movie (though I prefer Volver and Talk to Her from what I've seen of his work). I was also surprised by the plot, I thought it was going to be similar of Eyes Without A Face but it goes further.
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    To the Wonder was an excellent if not pessimistic study on the transient nature of love, life, and faith, although it definitely suffers from similarities to The Tree of Life (virtually identical whisper-y, ponderous monologues) and having been released in such proximity to it (in Malick time, anyway). It was absolutely gorgeous on the exterior, as one would only expect from Malick, but with so much less substance and thematic content beneath the surface it's hard not to view it as rather slight compared to the aforementioned film that preceded it.
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    I was just walking down Ventura blvd and saw this poster and got super excited



    But it's a charity event and costs $75. ARGH.
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    Robocop was one of my favorite movies as a child! I grew up and found out that there was an unrated version and fell in love with this movie all over again.

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    I never saw Robocop when it was on video, never saw it on HBO (the only cable network my parents would get), never really had a strong desire to seek it out and watch it. But, about 9-10 years ago I found a used copy of the Criterion DVD at a record store and bought it, thinking that I should watch it (plus, the DVD is out of print).

    It was a good decision. Great story, well-acted, some good dark humor, and lots of quotable lines.
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    Saw "Trance" yesterday, because I'm a sucker for Danny Boyle. *Spoiler Sorta* The main character was a typical Boyle archetype, alienated from society to the point of madness, and the "heist" was a lot less interesting than I'd hoped, but it's a nice mind-bender with quality performances by the leads.

    Go for the hipness of the art house, stay for the full frontal nudity. lol.

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    I saw Trance last weekend as well.
    I thought the storyline was interesting enough, it may not be as good as other Danny Boyle films, but i'm glad I saw it.
    It kept you watching from the beginning to the end.
    I do think however that there was too much violence in the film, and that they should have focused more on the hypnotism part and mind games instead of the violence.
    It's no where near as good as Millions or Slumdog Millionaire, but it's a worthwhile film at least.
    Grade: B-

    This past weekend I also had the privilege to see The Place Beyond the Pines.
    Surprised nobody is talking about that film here,
    it was a great one.
    It didn't feel like 2 in a half hours long,
    everyone on the movie gave great performances, especially Bradley Cooper as the cop.
    I thought the film was going to be about something else then what it was, it's more about the relationship between fathers and son.
    A very well done movie, i highly recommend it!
    My grade: B+

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    That second review is one of the worst poems I've ever read.

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    Saw Upstream Color last night..not entirely sure what happened though...

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    I mentioned Place Beyond the Pines - the problem is that it kind of sucked.

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    Well kids, the movie year is still young, but we have an early front-runner for biggest disappointment of 2013. The Place Beyond the Pines - Derek Cianfrance's follow-up to my Best of 2010 pick Blue Valentine - is mostly a wipeout.

    The film lends itself easily to a Twitter joke equating it with my last Gosling-fronted whipping boy, but the truth is it fails for me in almost the opposite fashion of Drive, and ultimately a bit moreso. While Refn's last seemed almost defiant in its refusal of anything approaching substance, Pines is lousy with effort to say something big; problem is, its thesis on the connection between fathers and sons leads to a suffocating, sometimes groan-inducing sense of predetermination, reductive enough to rob both male and female psychology of any real complexity. I admire Cianfrance's attempt to expand his range - in particular, his eschewing of the cross-cutting that dominated Blue Valentine yields an engrossing structure - but it's pretty clear that his strength is not melodrama; it's difficult to fully enjoy this film even on a superficial level when nearly every major beat is explicitly telegraphed visually and textually. It's somewhat watchable for the things that work - Cianfrance is still a master director of actors, and the grainy 35mm lensing by Sean Bobbit is mostly appealing - but I can't find a way to classify this as anything but a major letdown.

    I saw Upstream Color again on Saturday - my love is confirmed.

    I also saw To the Wonder on Friday night. I'm really not sure what I thought of it.....I know that some things (cinematography, obviously) worked, that some things (the performances by most of the professional actors, Affleck and McAdams in particular) did not work, and that there's a hell of a lot more to it than I had maybe anticipated. I feel like it's about something (or many things) drastically different than I got out of it on first viewing, so I'm planning to catch it again next week to see if I can get a better handle on it. It may be another The Master, where it reveals itself as a masterpiece on second spin.....or else it may just be the first Malick film I don't really care for, and I have to hope that Knight of Cups works for me (and also, that the day's footage I worked on makes it into the film).
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    I don't see how that is surprising considering the fact they they already announced a while back the new trilogy + at least three standalone solo-character films. All that article does is set a bit of a timeline for it.
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    yay! more Star Wars =o)
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    ATTENTION LOS ANGELES:

    The best film I saw in 2012 finally has a proper release, and at the place it was meant to be seen:
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    Holy shit! So there. Can't wait to see it again.
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    Ladies and gentlemen, Alejandro Jodorowsky has a new film, and it's playing in the Director's Fortnight.
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    Ladies and gentlemen, Alejandro Jodorowsky has a new film, and it's playing in the Director's Fortnight.
    I saw that the other day too, and I about jumped out of my chair. And there's a doc premiering about Jodorowsky's failed Dune project. So rad.
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    I love when people huff an 8 ball and then come on here to show off what they think they know about Stanley Kubrick.

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    Ladies and gentlemen, Alejandro Jodorowsky has a new film, and it's playing in the Director's Fortnight.
    I saw that the other day too, and I about jumped out of my chair. And there's a doc premiering about Jodorowsky's failed Dune project. So rad.
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    I love when people huff an 8 ball and then come on here to show off what they think they know about Stanley Kubrick.

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    Can't wait to see Post Tenebras Lux again. And here's a new trailer from Strand Releasing for it:

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    jesus christ, i leave the board for an hour to find the disneyland thread and there's all these fry threads. wtf?!

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    Woohoo! It is playing at Film Forum in NYC May 1 - May 14. I will be there!
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    MBV, Bowie, The Knife, and now fucking Jodorowsky. God bless you reclusive weirdos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schoolofruckus View Post
    I mentioned Place Beyond the Pines - the problem is that it kind of sucked.
    Yeah, we saw "Pines" last weekend, and I just... uh... didn't have anything to say about it. *SPOILERS* It wasn't very good. The first act was spectacular, shot well, acted f'ing terrific, and I really wanted to know what was going on with the dude. The second act was definitely a step back... kinda a cop drama that didn't really deliver. The third act was an after-school special. I hated the kids and didn't want anybody to succeed at anything, ever.

    I think the main problem with the film is that it's not really about anything, but it acts like it is. Like you're supposed to have some amazing experience watching what happened to these kids, feel the drama and get that this thing impacted that thing... but it didn't. The "Chronicle" kid is a wild card, but why? Because he didn't know his dad? He did know his dad - his step-dad was there from the drop. I just didn't give two shits about either one of those little pricks and the third act left me wishing I hadn't seen the movie at all.

    On the plus side, the movie looked good, it was acted fantastically by everyone (if I hated those kids, they must've been doing their jobs well), and the screenplay was exquisitely well-written in that everyone talked the way real mofos talk. Gosling and Mendes were both fantastic - it was the best I've ever seen Mendes, and damn she's fine. But in the end, the movie didn't work. It just wasn't that good. But kudos to the Mike Patton score, which made me want to see the movie in the first place (it was used in the trailer - I didn't even realize it was Patton, I was just like "Damn, what's that song?") Check my avatar. LOL.

    It made me reflect on "The Tree of Life" which we've argued about here. That movie said something about a boy's relationship with his father. I thought it was freaking spectacular and I was on the edge of my seat (emotionally) and felt something throughout. This movie could've been the same if it kept going like the first act, it just didn't.

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    Also saw "Pain and Gain" this weekend. Now before you all start shoveling coal on me for purposely watching a Michael Bay movie, you have to appreciate the two size-0 cuties in the group who wanted to see Wahlberg and The Rock. Sometimes you see the movie the girls want to see.

    Anyhow - it was dumb. It had funny moments, and looked f'in great, and the female casting had to have been just Michael Bay staring at asses all day... but that man has no CLUE how to tell a story. It was absurdly long, didn't feel like there was any natural flow to the story (no peak, all valleys), and it was dark as hell (thematically, not visually). Definitely not a good movie, but as a fan of heist flicks I was willing to go along for the ride. It reminded me a lot of Tony Scott's "Domino", which is also not a good movie, but it looked great and had some interesting actors and some genuinely funny moments.

    But all in all, it was Michael Bay. Dude is a robot who means to see us all harmed. So don't consider this a positive review unless you have some super-cute ladies who are picking the movie... it's survivable.

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    I saw Trance last week and thought it was the worst movie I have seen all year and with the exception of Slumdog I am a pretty big Danny Boyle fan. Luckily I saw the best movie I have seen so far this year on Friday, Mud with Wooderson from Dazed and Confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomServo View Post
    Also saw "Pain and Gain" this weekend. Now before you all start shoveling coal on me for purposely watching a Michael Bay movie, you have to appreciate the two size-0 cuties in the group who wanted to see Wahlberg and The Rock. Sometimes you see the movie the girls want to see.

    Anyhow - it was dumb. It had funny moments, and looked f'in great, and the female casting had to have been just Michael Bay staring at asses all day... but that man has no CLUE how to tell a story. It was absurdly long, didn't feel like there was any natural flow to the story (no peak, all valleys), and it was dark as hell (thematically, not visually). Definitely not a good movie, but as a fan of heist flicks I was willing to go along for the ride. It reminded me a lot of Tony Scott's "Domino", which is also not a good movie, but it looked great and had some interesting actors and some genuinely funny moments.

    But all in all, it was Michael Bay. Dude is a robot who means to see us all harmed. So don't consider this a positive review unless you have some super-cute ladies who are picking the movie... it's survivable.
    Sounds like it was Total Bayhem

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    It's the best Michael Bay movie I've ever seen, and that's not saying much
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    Did you ever end up watching this? I just finished it, and while the end was a little TOO neat and hokey, I really enjoyed it if for nothing but the extremely well written dialogue between Pat and Linda in the climactic confrontation.

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