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    The mind-melding was one of the primary conceits of the movie, and its necessity to the plot was quickly explained in the beginning of the movie by saying the neurological control of the Jaegers was too much for one person's brain to handle.

    And you're doing it wrong if you go into a movie like this trying to take anything serious out of it. i mean, get it, you don't like it, and that's fine. But it's a super fun monster movie and I loved every second of it.
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    I saw Maniac on demand last night. It was definitely one of the best horror movies I have seen in a while. I hate Elijah Wood, but he was brilliant.

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    Well, since I'm apparently taking a dump on everyone's favorite new Giant Robots Fightin' movie, anyone else got a movie they did not like (or even hate) that everyone seemed to love to death?

    Here's one:

    Moulin Rouge!

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    Grandma- Hear of any film screenings going on during Con weekend?
    the only 2 films on my radar for the entire weekend are Godzilla and Gravity. Neither are having screenings

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    anyone else got a movie they did not like (or even hate) that everyone seemed to love to death?
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    So I got around to watching Spring Breakers this weekend...and didn't like it nearly as much as I wanted to. There's a lot of great stuff, but i think it suffers from trying to be too artful. There's so much insanity going on that is just wonderful to take in, but all of the meandering establishment shots, pretty photography, and repetition of speeches really bogs the movie down and severely hurts its pacing. It's unfortunately a short movie that feels twice as long, and feels like 2 movies smashed into each other. I can forgive huge lapses in logic in the plot because there's pretty much nothing plausible in the movie anyway, but it's such a shame to waste so much time trying to make the movie feel like it's not as trashy as it is.
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    fucking kills me I am not there...

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    That looks amazing.

    But why the fuck is that sushi roll place called a "ramen bar?" And when i was in japan there was certainly no sriracha to be found anywhere that i recall.
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    Watched Louis Malles' semi-autobiographical Au Revoir Les Enfants yesterday. It's a beautiful, restrained film about the German occupation of France, through the eyes of young Jewish boy in hiding. It was a friend's old Criterion DVD; think it's still in print. Highly recommended. Oh, and, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work was a fun, unvarnished look at a couple of years in Rivers' life. She's still hungry after all these years it seems. Good stuff.

    Did anyone see Midnight's Children when it was briefly in theatres? Curious to see if that sprawling narrative could really make the transition to film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyles View Post
    Well, since I'm apparently taking a dump on everyone's favorite new Giant Robots Fightin' movie, anyone else got a movie they did not like (or even hate) that everyone seemed to love
    Gosford Park. I went with friends not knowing what it was about because people were raving, and it was one of the dullest movies I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    But why the fuck is that sushi roll place called a "ramen bar?"
    Because it was a ramen bar?

    The ramen bar near me often has sushi available as an appetizer. They're probably serving more sushi just because they work as a snack when one is not looking for a meal like a bowl of ramen.

    All the hanging wire mesh strainers would be used for ramen, not sushi. And pictures like this show large pots for the broth and/or noodles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    Gosford Park. I went with friends not knowing what it was about because people were raving, and it was one of the dullest movies I've seen.
    My parents and brother really disliked this too (although they're not really serious movie people), so I expected not to like it. And yes it's definitely very slow-paced and stuffy feeling, but man there's so much beneath the surface in this film. Try to rewatch it again if you ever get the chance.
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    There was a Gosford Park board game that came out when the film became kind of an art house hit, the objective was to prove that you're not the killer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    Try to rewatch it again if you ever get the chance.
    It would take a lot of convincing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    It would take a lot of convincing.
    I didn't like it either - it put me off Altman at a very early stage in my filmgoing life. Then, of course, I have seen four or five of his films since, and a couple of them (Nashville and McCabe & Mrs. Miller) are stone-cold masterpieces, so I should probably try Gosford again at some point.
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    Gosford Park might be my favorite Altman film.

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    Of course it is
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    After hearing some pretty positive reviews from people I trust, I used a free movie ticket to go see The Conjuring tonight. It wasn't terrible, but it was merely more of the same as far as what filmmakers have been doing within the horror genre as of late. There were a lot of seemingly unintentional things going on in the film that were off-putting - parts of the film felt like farce when they weren't supposed to, and there were some downright cheesy moments that were trying to come across as sincere.

    I read something the other day that I completely agree with - that the scariest and best horror films build an atmosphere of terror, a mood that is really unnerving, and relies on that to provide the scare. As opposed to the trap of cheap, jumpy scares that every film like this (and including this one) seems to fall into these days.
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    Next, you're going to try to tell me the best comedies are those that rely on character and well thought out exaggerated situations instead of goofy voices and shit jokes.
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    Next, you're going to try to tell me the best comedies are those that rely on character and well thought out exaggerated situations instead of goofy voices and shit jokes.
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    Barney's movie had feeling, but Football in the Crotch had a football in the crotch.
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    I don't post on her much because I think Schoolofruckus is out of his mind, not in a bad way, just crazy.

    I went to a screening of "Mistaken for Strangers" at the Grammy Museum with a Q&A with Tom & Matt afterwards. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this film.

    I also saw Pacific Rim recently, what I remember most is that someone brought a baby to the midnight screening and it was screaming all night and some kid told me he felt there should have been more character development and less robot fighting. I thought that was an odd review for a film that features robot fighting but what do I know? Not a lot apparantly.

    I also saw the "Bling Ring", it was much more toned down than what I was expecting. Maybe I was expecting it to be more like Spring Breakers? I don't know. Did I enjoy it?? I don't really know, the movie didn't make me feel much of anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post

    I read something the other day that I completely agree with - that the scariest and best horror films build an atmosphere of terror, a mood that is really unnerving, and relies on that to provide the scare. As opposed to the trap of cheap, jumpy scares that every film like this (and including this one) seems to fall into these days.
    All of my friends are talking like its the second coming of the excorcist. A lot of people are saying they had to walk out after five minutes. Im sad to hear its not good.
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    The last good horror movie was The Ring and that was over 10 years ago.

    Has anybody seen The Last Will & Testament of Rosalind Leigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    The last good horror movie was The Ring and that was over 10 years ago.
    High five, gunz. That's the first thing that came to mind when I mentioned tension and atmosphere being scarier than jumpy moments. The Ring remains, to this day, the single most terrifying film I've ever seen. I saw it in the theater at 22 years of age, and slept with the lights on for two nights afterwards.
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    I've heard the The Orphanage (2007) is good too, but I haven't seen that one yet.

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    The Orphanage was pretty great. This also might not be a popular opinion, but I don't think The Others gets enough credit.
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    Apparently if a horror movies starts with The, it's gonna be good.

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