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Title: Recommend some good movies!
Post by: bull930 on July 14, 2007, 07:16:00 am
I need to know some good movies to see. Went to go see 1408, it was ok, gets 3 out of 5 stars! Seems like everything is more geared to kids now!
 
 Recommend DVDs also! Thanks!
Title: Re: Recommend some good movies!
Post by: lily1 on July 14, 2007, 07:57:00 am
golden door was fantastic. best movie i've seen thus far this year.
 
 avenue montaigne
 once
 knocked up
 ratatouille
 
 are all in cinema
 
 on dvd, i just watched vera drake. very good. but i really like mike leigh films.
Title: Re: Recommend some good movies!
Post by: lagas on July 14, 2007, 08:52:00 am
I would say Sicko...very powerful movie...
 I also recommend La Vie en Rose, the biopic about Edith Piaff, and there's a new Werner Herzog flick  about a POW, cant remember its name and I havent seen it yet, but I will...
Title: Re: Recommend some good movies!
Post by: Random Citizen on July 14, 2007, 09:46:00 am
Sicko was good, but it could have been better. I saw La Vie en Rose earlier this week and loved it.
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Post by: jitterthug on July 14, 2007, 11:10:00 am
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Originally posted by lacroix:
  there's a new Werner Herzog flick  about a POW, cant remember its name and I havent seen it yet, but I will...
Rescue Dawn...it got a really good review in the NY Times.
 
 I just watched Breach and Little Children (both came out on DVD recently) and thought they were really good as well.
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Post by: walkonby on July 14, 2007, 11:33:00 am
transformers . . . where only the one who talks "black" dies. i can't believe that some people think michael bay did it on purpose. there's also an interesting preview for some unnamed, mysterious film from the guy who did lost, that comes out in jan. '08.
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Post by: twangirl on July 14, 2007, 12:08:00 pm
The Lives of Others
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Post by: beetsnotbeats on July 14, 2007, 12:18:00 pm
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Originally posted by walkonby:
  there's also an interesting preview for some unnamed, mysterious film from the guy who did lost, that comes out in jan. '08.
Rather odd to announce a film six months in advance to open in January. That month is a traditional dumping ground for bombs. What will probably happen is the movie will open in December in LA & NY for Oscar consideration then open widely in 1/08.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on July 14, 2007, 01:01:00 pm
Transformers
 Knocked Up
 You Kill Me [i want to see this badly]
 
 THose were great. Dvd?
 
 Lucky Number Slevin
 The Fifth Element
 Brick
 Children of Men
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Post by: Vas Deferens on July 14, 2007, 01:20:00 pm
Transformers first half is good and funny. The action scene in the end is pretty meh.
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Post by: ConversationDiva on July 14, 2007, 01:52:00 pm
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Originally posted by Jitterthug:
 I just watched Breach and Little Children (both came out on DVD recently) and thought they were really good as well.
yeah, breach was quite interesting.
 i found little children to be too much though, i just rented it the other night and thought there was just too much going on with the plot.
 
 notes on scandal just came out on dvd which is good.
 this is england is released here in the states at the end of the month, i really enjoyed the film and i hope maybe E street will show it as i'd love to see it again.
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Post by: Darth Ed on July 14, 2007, 03:41:00 pm
Link to previous Recommended Movies thread (http://www.930.com/cgi-bin/ubb-cgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=015505)
 
 In addition to Once, which I think is one of the best movies of the year, I saw Ratatouille last night and I'd definitely recommend that. The animation is Pixar's best yet, and it might be Pixar's funniest movie.
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Post by: Chip Chanko on July 14, 2007, 03:46:00 pm
I thought transformers was a terrible mess. It was funny at times but none of the robots get any character development, it spends way too much time on the wrong things, and every battle scene is a whirlwind of scrap metal where you don't know what's going on. It was a pretty sad experience for someone who grew up with them. I wish I'd seen the new Die Hard instead. Oh, and John Turturro gets peed on by bumblebee which is probably the worst thing I've ever seen on film.
 
 Knocked up was really funny but slow paced and felt a little too long (like 40 year old virgin did...maybe Apatow needs a different editor?).
 
 Friends say the new harry potter is the Empire Strikes Back of that series if you care about that.
 
 I'm really looking forward to Sunshine in a couple weeks.
 
 I also just saw Bullets over Broadway for the first time a couple weeks ago and loved it.
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Post by: danknugz on July 14, 2007, 04:07:00 pm
i really liked Ratatouille, partially because i cook for a living, but also because it was a really good movie. i though 1408 was kinda cheesy, and ive been wanting to see sicko, but will probably wait till i can rent it.
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Post by: walkonby on July 14, 2007, 04:38:00 pm
there is an anagram to the fake working title of the abrams movie--cloverfield--but not sure yet why it's important.  i feel they are going to try the mysterious "lost" approach to a film, and bomb bigger than you can say the blair witch afterparty.
Title: Re: Recommend some good movies!
Post by: Relaxer on July 16, 2007, 09:01:00 am
Quote
Originally posted by beetsnotbeats:
 [QB]Originally posted by walkonby:
 [qb]What will probably happen is the movie will open in December in LA & NY for Oscar consideration then open widely in 1/08.
I don't think this is going to be an oscar contender. Don't get me wrong, the preview looks great, but I also wondered why they'd dump it in January if it was so good.
 
 I really liked Little Children a lot, but much of that was because I live on a park where there are dozens of mini-dramas like that going on -- and my wife fills me in on the details every night whether I want them or not.
 
 Right now I'm digging the Planet Earth DVDs. Didn't catch them on broadcast, but am loving it now. Totally worth it.
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Post by: paul3mac on July 16, 2007, 09:38:00 am
recently got Children of Men and The Fountain from netflix... both were excellent.
Title: Re: Recommend some good movies!
Post by: eltee on July 16, 2007, 12:07:00 pm
In the other movie thread "Raising Victor Vargas" is mentioned...I watched it...It was all right. Curious why some of you LOVE the movie?
 
 "Once" - this should be required viewing for everyone.
Title: Re: Recommend some good movies!
Post by: Bags on July 16, 2007, 11:00:00 pm
So with all the raves for "Once," are any of you going to see The Swell Season on July 26??  Seems like there's been very little interest around here...
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Post by: Darth Ed on July 16, 2007, 11:24:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Greer Zoller:
  In the other movie thread "Raising Victor Vargas" is mentioned...I watched it...It was all right. Curious why some of you LOVE the movie?
That's a good question. I'm one of those who love that movie. I think I love it for two aspects in particular: (1) The cinematography on that film is absolutely gorgeous. You might have to have an eye for cinematography to fully appreciate it though. It's not like the kind where the scenery is beautiful; it's the kind where the shots are framed just perfectly and the camera moves are incredibly well done. (2) Even more importantly, the writing is superb. The dialogue is very life-like, and the characters just seem so human. I think it's marvelous. I love the acting and the actors, too. The casting is perfect. OK, that makes three things.    :)
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Post by: Darth Ed on July 16, 2007, 11:26:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Bags:
  So with all the raves for "Once," are any of you going to see The Swell Season on July 26??  Seems like there's been very little interest around here...
Oh, yeah, I'm definitely going. I'm really looking forward to it. I don't know what the interest level is here on the forum, but I only had to mention it to some friends of mine who don't normally go to many concerts and they leaped at the chance. I'm bringing four friends. If the movie had received even slightly wider distribution, I'm sure I'd know a few more who would attend, too.
Title: Re: Recommend some good movies!
Post by: lily1 on July 17, 2007, 12:19:00 am
of course! i'll be there. brennser as well, i would expect.
 
 
Quote
Originally posted by Bags:
  So with all the raves for "Once," are any of you going to see The Swell Season on July 26??  Seems like there's been very little interest around here...
Title: Re: Recommend some good movies!
Post by: Brian_Wallace on July 17, 2007, 09:04:00 am
Quote
Originally posted by Relaxer:
  Right now I'm digging the Planet Earth DVDs. Didn't catch them on broadcast, but am loving it now. Totally worth it.
Paraphrased from Jon Stewart and the movie "Half Baked":
 
 "Did you ever watch 'Planet Earth?'...Did you ever watch 'Planet Earth'....on WEED?"
 
 Brian
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Post by: tigersscareme on July 17, 2007, 10:04:00 am
"the station agent"
 
 on DVD.
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Post by: miss pretentious on July 17, 2007, 11:04:00 am
coming next month... to dvd... i could not be more excited.
 
  does a wolfman have nards?!? (http://www.fangoria.com/ghastly_review.php?id=4630)
Title: Re: Recommend some good movies!
Post by: Charlie Nakatestes, Japanese Golfer on July 17, 2007, 11:07:00 am
I thought the movie was good for what it was, but I hated the music.
 
 
 
Quote
Originally posted by Bags:
  So with all the raves for "Once," are any of you going to see The Swell Season on July 26??  Seems like there's been very little interest around here...
Title: Re: Recommend some good movies!
Post by: Vas Deferens on July 17, 2007, 11:07:00 am
Superbad is showing tonite for free in DC. Copy of your myspace profile as your pass...I can't find the link right now though.
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Post by: allmy$to930 on July 17, 2007, 11:17:00 am
I really enjoyed Andrew Bujalski's films "Funny Ha Ha" and "Mutual Appreciation" (both available from Netflix). They seem to be pretty polarizing as far as whether or not people like them, though. The two dudes from Bishop Allen, Justin and Christian, have the lead in each film.
 
 Klosterman raved about them in Esquire.  Review in Esquire (http://www.esquire.com/features/chuck-klostermans-america/klosterman0507)
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Post by: TomJaworski on July 17, 2007, 11:54:00 am
"Little Children" was a good film. Knew nothing about it going in except Kelly Leak from "Bad News Bears" played a sex offender. It was very original that touched on some interesting issues and featured some great acting performances.
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Post by: Brian_Wallace on July 17, 2007, 12:02:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by LonnieBeale:
  "Little Children" was a good film. Knew nothing about it going in except Kelly Leak from "Bad News Bears" played a sex offender. It was very original that touched on some interesting issues and featured some great acting performances.
...and Kate Winslet naked.
 
 Brian
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Post by: eltee on July 17, 2007, 07:58:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Bags:
  So with all the raves for "Once," are any of you going to see The Swell Season on July 26??  Seems like there's been very little interest around here...
Yup. I was looking forward to the seated affair. Either way, should be good. If I'm not here, I'm going to try another show elsewhere.
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Post by: eltee on July 17, 2007, 07:59:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Darth Ed:
  the characters just seem so human. I think it's marvelous. I love the acting and the actors, too. The casting is perfect. OK, that makes three things.     :)  
The woman who played the grandmother is outstanding.
Title: Re: Recommend some good movies!
Post by: organizedconfusion on July 17, 2007, 09:01:00 pm
Primer.
 
 www.primermovie.com (http://www.primermovie.com)
 
 sundance grand jury prize winner.
 mindfu*k.
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Post by: bearman🐻 on July 18, 2007, 03:37:00 pm
Not sure when this movie might hit DC, but I for one cannot wait to see it, and I'll bet that it's going to be a knockout: http://www.filmthreat.com/index.php?section=reviews&Id=10130 (http://www.filmthreat.com/index.php?section=reviews&Id=10130)
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Post by: vansmack on July 18, 2007, 03:39:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by bearman:
  Not sure when this movie might hit DC, but I for one cannot wait to see it, and I'll bet that it's going to be a knockout:  http://www.filmthreat.com/index.php?section=reviews&Id=10130 (http://www.filmthreat.com/index.php?section=reviews&Id=10130)
Yep.
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Post by: vansmack on July 18, 2007, 03:45:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Bags:
  So with all the raves for "Once," are any of you going to see The Swell Season on July 26??  Seems like there's been very little interest around here...
This show sold out in SF a lot faster than I thought it would.
 
 And they can't take the church pews out to add more seats...
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Post by: K8teebug on July 18, 2007, 03:51:00 pm
I like that for the trailer to Primer, there's a picture of an Aspergillus fruiting body.
 
 Movie wise, if you haven't seen Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind yet, I'd recommend that.  The new one, Science of Sleep was pretty good too.
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Post by: mc_wolfe on July 18, 2007, 07:18:00 pm
I haven't seen any movies in the theater lately, but wanted to recommend some DVD's:
 
 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
 Kung Fu Hustle (this is pretty campy but I dig it)
 Snatch
 The Professional
 ...and I 2nd Eternal Sunshine.
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Post by: K8teebug on July 19, 2007, 07:59:00 am
The Professional is one of my all time faves.
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Post by: RustyOrgan on July 19, 2007, 08:36:00 am
Happiness
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Post by: bull930 on August 07, 2007, 02:38:00 am
Don't go see the new Lindsay Lohan flick, no good. Good thing I went to see it for free.
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Post by: ConversationDiva on August 07, 2007, 04:13:00 am
Quote
Originally posted by tigers scare me:
  "the station agent"
 
 on DVD.
i loved that movie!!
 and finally this is england starts next friday (the 17th) for one week only at E street.
 i'd like to see interview as well just because i love steve buscemi so much.
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Post by: pj on August 07, 2007, 05:46:00 am
If you haven't seen them, go out and rent 'The Bourne Identity' and 'The Bourne Supremacy' - then go to the theater and see 'The Bourne Ultimatum'.
 
 That's what I did these past two weeks and I tell you those movies kick ass! Bourne Ultimatum has some incredible action scenes.
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Post by: Chulahoma on August 07, 2007, 11:15:00 am
HOT FUZZ
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Post by: sweetcell on September 04, 2013, 11:23:10 pm
this preview looks amazing.  apparently james cameron has said that it's "the best space movie ever".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufsrgE0BYf0
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Post by: RatBastard on September 05, 2013, 12:46:30 am
Soylent Green (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070723/)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073486/)
The Stuff (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090094/)
And Justice For All (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078718/)
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on September 05, 2013, 08:02:46 am
HOT FUZZ

The World's End
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Post by: sweetcell on September 06, 2013, 10:02:20 am
a robocop reboot... really?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBeSfnIT_Bw
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Post by: ggw on September 06, 2013, 10:06:54 am
Incendies
A Separation
The Secret in their Eyes
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Post by: Yada on September 06, 2013, 10:07:55 am
Spring Breakers

LOOK AT MY SHIIIIIIT
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Post by: heather on September 06, 2013, 10:25:17 am
Spring Breakers
This was my last Netflix DVD. I tried to watch it, on two separate occasions-- I couldn't get into it.

My suggestion:  Before Midnight.  I'm a sucker for Ethan Hawke/Julie Delpy.
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Post by: Yada on September 06, 2013, 10:33:04 am
Spring Breakers
This was my last Netflix DVD. I tried to watch it, on two separate occasions-- I couldn't get into it.

My suggestion:  Before Midnight.  I'm a sucker for Ethan Hawke/Julie Delpy.

I was joking... kind of... it was so bad, it was good.
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Post by: heather on September 06, 2013, 11:10:25 am
I was joking... kind of... it was so bad, it was good.
dammit! should've tried harder!
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 06, 2013, 11:11:38 am
a robocop reboot... really?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBeSfnIT_Bw
Why not? Detroit's erecting a statue to RoboCop. Just the sort of positive momentum needed for a reboot.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on October 13, 2013, 12:04:17 pm
one word

hannah

BOOM
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Post by: K8teebug on October 14, 2013, 09:20:54 am
I really enjoyed Frances Ha.  It comes out on DVD in a few weeks.
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Post by: K8teebug on October 14, 2013, 09:22:36 am
"the station agent"
 
 on DVD.

One of my all time favorite movies. The director's other two films, The Visitor and Win Win are also fantastic.

And I didn't realize he was also on The Wire! 
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 14, 2013, 10:42:28 am
Over the weekend I watched Goon and Dredd [both available on Netflix] and Goon is actually a pretty charming movie. Seann William Scott stars in this along with Liev Shriver [sp?] about a bouncer who turns into an enforced in a minor league hockey team. It's a crude comedy, but it has a ton, ton, ton of heart. Absolutely loved it. I highly recommend giving it a view. I watched with 2 lady friends who were very opposed to it [Hate hockey and Sean William Scott] but they were hooked.

Dredd was about as action packed as you'd imagine. I truly enjoyed it for what it was, just a shoot em up action movie. It's worth a view if you're into that kind of thing.

Went to see Machete Kills. Dear god. The over the top violence is so insanely entertaining. Perfect sequel to a perfectly made homage to old grindhouse mexplotation movies lol. The end also leads into a follow up that seems like it's more insane that the previous 2.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 14, 2013, 11:13:39 am
Saw the new Salinger documentary (available on Netflix) last night. Really, really good. Incidentally, I also bought the book a few weeks ago, it's dreadful. But go see the doc.
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Post by: lagas on May 03, 2014, 07:47:19 am
Saw Jodorowsky's Dune last night at E St Cinema, amazing documentary about a movie that was never made.

http://jodorowskysdune.com/index.html

The music is pretty cool as well

https://soundcloud.com/kurt-stenzel
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on May 03, 2014, 10:50:23 am
Saw Jodorowsky's Dune last night at E St Cinema, amazing documentary about a movie that was never made.

http://jodorowskysdune.com/index.html

The music is pretty cool as well

https://soundcloud.com/kurt-stenzel

that doc . . . looked pretty fucking awesome. 
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on May 03, 2014, 01:01:18 pm
everyone i know, says it sucked . . . but damn you, i liked, pacific rim.  the wolverine, this evening, with popcorn and pepsi cola and junior mints.  ill let you know, how it goes.
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Post by: K8teebug on May 05, 2014, 08:04:57 am
Spring Breakers
This was my last Netflix DVD. I tried to watch it, on two separate occasions-- I couldn't get into it.

My suggestion:  Before Midnight.  I'm a sucker for Ethan Hawke/Julie Delpy.

Agreed.  But, it helps to have seen Before Sunset and Before Sunrise first.  Do guys like these movies?  Or are they a girl thing?  I don't think they're chick flicks, but I also don't know many guys who like them.
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Post by: James Ford on May 05, 2014, 08:09:14 am
I liked them, and I'm a guy.

Saw Nebraska last night. Probably my favorite of the Oscar nominated films I've seen (still need to see Wolf, Hustle, and Her).


Spring Breakers
This was my last Netflix DVD. I tried to watch it, on two separate occasions-- I couldn't get into it.

My suggestion:  Before Midnight.  I'm a sucker for Ethan Hawke/Julie Delpy.

Agreed.  But, it helps to have seen Before Sunset and Before Sunrise first.  Do guys like these movies?  Or are they a girl thing?  I don't think they're chick flicks, but I also don't know many guys who like them.
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Post by: K8teebug on May 05, 2014, 08:39:30 am
I need to see all those.  Was not that impressed with American Hustle.
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Post by: James Ford on October 07, 2014, 01:29:46 pm
Is Under the Skin a  worthy selection on my one dvd at a time Netflix account
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Post by: K8teebug on October 07, 2014, 01:35:20 pm
Spring Breakers
This was my last Netflix DVD. I tried to watch it, on two separate occasions-- I couldn't get into it.

My suggestion:  Before Midnight.  I'm a sucker for Ethan Hawke/Julie Delpy.

Agreed.  But, it helps to have seen Before Sunset and Before Sunrise first.  Do guys like these movies?  Or are they a girl thing?  I don't think they're chick flicks, but I also don't know many guys who like them.

Honestly, I think they are mostly a girl thing. 
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 07, 2014, 01:47:31 pm
I love that trilogy actually.
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Post by: James Ford on October 07, 2014, 01:53:18 pm
How could a fan of indie film not love it?  Male or female.


I love that trilogy actually.
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Post by: ggw on November 01, 2014, 08:34:20 pm
Birdman is really good.
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Post by: Yada on November 02, 2014, 10:13:33 am
Shut this thread down immediately.
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Post by: K8teebug on November 03, 2014, 09:08:12 am
How could a fan of indie film not love it?  Male or female.


I love that trilogy actually.

I personally don't know how you don't love them, as they're some of my favorite movies ever, but I can also understand why some people would not.

Glad to hear Birdman was good. Looking forward to seeing it.

I need some good movie recommendations. I feel like I haven't seen a really good one in a while.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 03, 2014, 10:57:33 am
I've heard nothing but amazing things about Snowpiercer. It just went up on Netflix over the weekend. It's been on my list. Rotten Tomatoes has it up to 95%, if that means anything to you. I watched the trailer after seeing The Hunger Games and thought it kind of looked the same. Except a train is involved. Still, I've heard great things. Will also be heading out opening day to see Interstellar.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on November 03, 2014, 11:11:57 am
We watched "The Reader" last night and it's very well done...
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Post by: K8teebug on November 03, 2014, 11:22:55 am
I've heard nothing but amazing things about Snowpiercer. It just went up on Netflix over the weekend. It's been on my list. Rotten Tomatoes has it up to 95%, if that means anything to you. I watched the trailer after seeing The Hunger Games and thought it kind of looked the same. Except a train is involved. Still, I've heard great things. Will also be heading out opening day to see Interstellar.

Saw it. Was underwhelmed. Like a fucked up Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Too many holes and so predictable!
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Post by: ggw on November 03, 2014, 11:36:30 am
I tried to watch Snowpiercer twice and couldn't make it to the end without giving up. I didn't see why it was so well-regarded; but then again, I am not big on sci-fi or graphic novels.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 03, 2014, 11:53:05 am
I've heard nothing but amazing things about Snowpiercer. It just went up on Netflix over the weekend. It's been on my list. Rotten Tomatoes has it up to 95%, if that means anything to you. I watched the trailer after seeing The Hunger Games and thought it kind of looked the same. Except a train is involved. Still, I've heard great things. Will also be heading out opening day to see Interstellar.

Saw it. Was underwhelmed. Like a fucked up Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Too many holes and so predictable!
I'll give it a shot. It was weird seeing Hunger Games then seeing that trailer. All I could think of was "So, Hunger Games, minus the games, plus a train?"

Also so Purge 2: whatever it's called, I like the concept, but it's more of a Thriller/Adventure than a Horror movie to me. I could see these going on for years like the Saw series though. Seeing as how the 2nd ends with....well, no spoilers... Also saw "House Of The Devil" it has an insanely creepy build up, but was underwhelmed by the ending.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on November 03, 2014, 11:54:36 am
I'm interested in giving Snowpiercer a chance although its definitely not a genre I usually enjoy. Glad for the heads up its on Netflix now. I think Nebraska hits Netflix this week as well which I've wanted to see.
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on November 03, 2014, 12:05:05 pm
Hatchet
Hatchet 2
Hatchet 3
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 03, 2014, 12:14:31 pm
Here's a list of stuff coming out this month on Netflix:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/10/31/new-to-netflix-for-november-2014

Finally the new/latest season of Portlandia!
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Post by: Bagley on November 03, 2014, 12:17:36 pm
Pride was a wonderful film.  Like a  Full Monty with more substance.  Based on a true story.
Great soundtrack too-British 80's dance music.

Track Listing

Disc 1: 
1. I Want to Break Free (Queen) 
2. Shame Shame Shame (Shirely and Company) 
3. Why (Bronski Beat) 
4. Love & Pride (King) 
5. Relax (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) 
6. Tainted Love (Soft Cell) 
7. West End Girls (Pet Shop Boys) 
8. Karma Chameleon (Culture Club) 
9. Pull Up to the Bumper (Grace Jones) 
10. You Spin Me Right Round (Dead or Alive) 
11. Freedom (Wham) 
12. I Second That Emotion (Smokey Robinson) 
13. Walls Come Tumbling Down (The Style Council) 
14. Temptation (Heaven 17) 
15. Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division) 
16. Pale Shelter (Tears For Fears) 
17. Making Plans For Nigel (XTC) 
18. Our Lips Are Sealed (Fun Boy Three) 
19. Power In The Union (Billy Bragg) 
20. Solidarity Forever (Pete Seeger) 
21. Great Divide (Frank Solivan) 
 

Disc 2: 
1. Two Tribes (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) 
2. Blue Monday (New Order) 
3. For a Friend (The Communards) 
4. All of My Heart (ABC) 
5. Do Ya Wanna Funk (Sylvester) 
6. Red Red Wine (UB40) 
7. Genius of Love (Tom Tom Club) 
8. Homosapian (Pete Shelley) 
9. Hard Times (Human League) 
10. I Travel (Simple Minds) 
11. A New England (Kirsty Macoll) 
12. The Associates (Waiting for the Loveboat) 
13. Ghosts (Japan) 
14. Living On the Ceiling (Blancmange) 
15. Robert de Niro's Waiting (Bananarama) 
16. Keep On Keeping On (The Redskins) 
17. Are You Ready To be Heartbroken (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions) 
18. Across the Bridge (Christopher Nightingale) 
19. Autumn Montage (Christopher Nightingale) 
20. Homecoming (Christopher Nightingale) 
21. Bread & Roses (Bronwen Lewis)
Title: Re: Recommend some good movies!
Post by: K8teebug on November 03, 2014, 12:18:19 pm
I'm interested in giving Snowpiercer a chance although its definitely not a genre I usually enjoy. Glad for the heads up its on Netflix now. I think Nebraska hits Netflix this week as well which I've wanted to see.

Nebraska is the last really really good movie I saw. Loved it.

Snowpiercer is less Hunger Games+train and more Willy Wonka+end of the world+train
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Post by: K8teebug on November 03, 2014, 12:18:39 pm
Worth watching on netflix though. I was pissed I paid for ondemand to see it.
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Post by: ggw on November 03, 2014, 12:30:55 pm
A good summary of what's coming out from now to the end of the year:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/movies/sit-down-relax-and-enjoy-the-snow.html
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Post by: Bagley on November 03, 2014, 12:44:01 pm
Skeleton Twins, St. Vincent and Love is Strange were all very good
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Post by: Vas Deferens on November 03, 2014, 12:53:26 pm
The Drop, no dvd release date yet though. Tom Hardy is really good in this film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lCiDIcqMe0
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Post by: imbecile on November 03, 2014, 12:57:05 pm
Whiplash was as intense as it sounds like it will be.  Definitely delivered.  Liked it quite a lot.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 03, 2014, 12:57:22 pm
The Drop, no dvd release date yet though. Tom Hardy is really good in this film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lCiDIcqMe0
I was hoping for more action in this movie. Tom Hardy is awesome in it though. Was kind of let down, but it's worth a view.

Need to catch: Nightcrawler, St Vincent, and Fury.
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Post by: Vas Deferens on November 03, 2014, 01:01:49 pm
finally playing in Baltimore starting this Friday...

Whiplash was as intense as it sounds like it will be.  Definitely delivered.  Liked it quite a lot.
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Post by: James Ford on November 03, 2014, 02:46:35 pm
Over the weekend:

1. Snowpiercer: I'm not a sci-fi guy by any means, but I really enjoyed this. I guess I am a fan of a well made popcorn thriller, and for me, this is what it was. We broke it down into three viewing segments (60-10-55, more a function of having a kid than something that was necessitated by the film), maybe that helped.

2. Witching and Bitching: One review said this was "the best Almodovar film not made by Almodovar", and another said it was a combination heist/horror/comedy. I started watching with low expectations (nobody is as good as Almodovar, I hate most horror movies), but ended up being completely entertained.

3. The Tale of Princess Kaguya: My daughter and wife are the Japanese animation film fans in the family, I just tagged along to the theater. My daughter said she liked it, but she clearly wasn't as enthused as she was about some of the Miyazaki films, not to mention Frozen (though she clearly liked it better than that awful Lego Movie!). My wife (and I) agreed with the WashPo reporter that the film was too long and the plot too thin. It would have been better at 90 minutes rather than 135.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 07, 2014, 11:09:46 am
Caught Interstellar last night. Fantastic. Talk about feelings.
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Post by: K8teebug on November 07, 2014, 11:11:49 am
Excited to see that one.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on November 07, 2014, 11:42:28 am
snowpeircer - weird, but I liked it.  now on Netflix, don't think I would have paid for it.  The Willie wonaka ref was spot on.
I'm going to check out his first movie the Host
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on November 07, 2014, 11:47:57 am
I finally watched Snowpiercer, it was actually OK for me not being a fan of that genre particularly. The part where they first get to the children's school car, or whatever, is really jarring and surreal and I thought it was really clever in the middle of the film.

It was a little on the nose about obvious political analogies, but all and all, I did not feel like I wasted 2 hours on it. Solid B-/B.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 07, 2014, 12:14:09 pm
Saw Snowpiercer the other night as well. I think 95% on Rotten Tomatoes is a wee bit high. It's a good movie. I just think that premise of the dystopian future has been overdone. It reminded me a lot of the game Bioshock. It had a little of every one of those types of movies. I was more trying to wrap my head around how big that train was and wondering if people from the dentist trains had to walk through the nightclub train to get to the sauna train.... Kind of funny. It was a alright.

Also, they showed a preview for "Chappie", which is the new film from the guy who did Disttrict 9, and it looks like Baby and Ninja from Die Antwoord are in the movie lol.
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on November 07, 2014, 12:26:49 pm
Die Antwoord are definitely in Chappie. 
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on November 07, 2014, 12:39:05 pm


I don't really know much Die Antwood but yolandi has some cool images out there

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/364/0/7/yolandi_visser_by_gehennavb-d700pue.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/603092_10150822535776971_740179999_n.jpg)

(http://distilleryimage5.ak.instagram.com/b08cea72f54511e286c222000a1fbc86_7.jpg)
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on November 07, 2014, 01:13:27 pm
I'm going to check out his first movie the Host
That isn't his first movie... http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0094435/?ref_=tt_ov_dr#director

It is however, really good.  I love Korean cinema and the Host did not disappoint. 

Speaking of Korean cinema, did anyone see Chingu 2 (Friend 2) yet?  The first one was so good...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friend:_The_Great_Legacy

I was worried 2 might not be great... But it does have the same director so I plan on watching it one of these days.
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Post by: stevewizzle on November 07, 2014, 01:14:36 pm
saw pride last night. it was neat.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 07, 2014, 01:23:40 pm


I don't really know much Die Antwood but yolandi has some cool images out there

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/364/0/7/yolandi_visser_by_gehennavb-d700pue.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/603092_10150822535776971_740179999_n.jpg)

(http://distilleryimage5.ak.instagram.com/b08cea72f54511e286c222000a1fbc86_7.jpg)
Their imagery is always very cool. Their videos are super cool. I love their music but a lot of people don't... It was funny to see them playing themselves [I think] in the trailer. I thought Elysium was a little preachy, but I think I can get down with Chappie.
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on November 07, 2014, 01:25:40 pm
Chappie looks pretty preachy too, at least in the preview I saw...
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 07, 2014, 03:12:56 pm
It looks less preachy. Elysium might as well have been a filibuster about immigration. I got the idea with District 9, dude.
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Post by: miss pretentious on November 11, 2014, 01:21:51 am
who can i chat about birdman with?
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Post by: ggw on November 11, 2014, 10:31:53 am
who can i chat about birdman with?

Chat away. 

I thought it was excellent.  Loved the soundtrack.  Edward Norton was great.
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Post by: ggw on November 11, 2014, 10:34:46 am
Gone Girl - meh. 

It wasn't bad, but I think it's probably better if one hasn't read the book.  The biggest flaw was that Amy was never sympathetic in the film.  It just plays like a psycho wife thriller (not that she isn't more than a little psycho).   Her character was more well rounded in the book.
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Post by: K8teebug on November 11, 2014, 10:42:43 am
Actually the one thing I liked about the Gone Girl movie was how empty Amy seemed. I really liked that part. I loved the way it was filmed, but I could have just waited for netflix.

Speaking of Netflix, FINALLY saw The Master. Loved it. Pissed I didn't get a chance to see it in the theater.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 11, 2014, 10:48:05 am
Caught Nightcrawler last night. That Jake Gyllenhal was great. Movie was entertaining. Don't know if I'll watch it again though. Some parts seemed to drag a bit.

They showed a preview for the new Franco/Rogen flick "The Interview". They are a duo on a popular late night talk show and are asked to interview Kim Jong Un, but the CIA intervenes and asks them to assasinate Kim. Hijinks ensue!
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on November 11, 2014, 10:57:57 am
i rewatched eyes wide shut last night.  its sucks to realize that you loved a movie simply for the fact of the name attached.  the acting was good and the visuals in parts were nice . . . but it is not that great of a film.  oh well.  im off to watch barry lyndon on this one day off i have, in a while, but its ok.
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Post by: miss pretentious on November 11, 2014, 10:22:49 pm
who can i chat about birdman with?

Chat away. 

I thought it was excellent.  Loved the soundtrack.  Edward Norton was great.

were you pleased with the ending? it left me feeling... empty? unfulfilled? I don't know. i'm still torn on that bit.

Edward Norton WAS great and Naomi Watts is at her best when she's playing airheaded, disaffected celebs (i.e. huckabees)
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Post by: miss pretentious on November 11, 2014, 10:24:30 pm
Caught Nightcrawler last night. That Jake Gyllenhal was great. Movie was entertaining. Don't know if I'll watch it again though. Some parts seemed to drag a bit.


my fav review of this movie. http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/11/04/nightcrawler-movie-xmen-comics/ (http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/11/04/nightcrawler-movie-xmen-comics/)
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Post by: ggw on November 11, 2014, 11:21:02 pm

were you pleased with the ending? it left me feeling... empty? unfulfilled? I don't know. i'm still torn on that bit.

Edward Norton WAS great and Naomi Watts is at her best when she's playing airheaded, disaffected celebs (i.e. huckabees)

I definitely liked the ending (but I also liked the final scene of the Sopranos).  It left a lot to the imagination and there were a number of different ways to take it - some joyful, some cynical, and yes, some empty.  I thought the ending fit in with the 'feel' of the movie - i.e., some of the unreality.
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Post by: Yada on November 12, 2014, 10:29:25 am
My wife rented Skelton Twins over the weekend assuming it was a comedy based off the actors in the film, holy shit... one of the most depressing movies I've seen in a very long time.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 12, 2014, 10:51:13 am
Caught Nightcrawler last night. That Jake Gyllenhal was great. Movie was entertaining. Don't know if I'll watch it again though. Some parts seemed to drag a bit.


my fav review of this movie. http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/11/04/nightcrawler-movie-xmen-comics/ (http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/11/04/nightcrawler-movie-xmen-comics/)
I'm so glad someone ran with this hahaha!
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Post by: lagas on November 12, 2014, 11:49:26 am
whiplash
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 05, 2015, 05:54:04 pm
http://www.newnownext.com/absolutely-fabulous-movie-in-2015/01/2015/
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Post by: Yada on January 05, 2015, 05:56:11 pm
We watched The Interview the other night... definitely entertaining.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 05, 2015, 06:03:45 pm
good.  never before have i heard a more flip flopping review from people, regarding that movie.  i would like to see it, but was not sure whether to waste my time to find it.
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Post by: Yada on January 05, 2015, 06:08:14 pm
good.  never before have i heard a more flip flopping review from people, regarding that movie.  i would like to see it, but was not sure whether to waste my time to find it.

Assuming you have a cable provider, I'm pretty sure most services are offering it for $5 or so OnDemand.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 05, 2015, 07:06:12 pm
i live in the national forest . . . we watch possums, raccoons and skunks the size of small dogs, as our on demand entertainment.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on January 05, 2015, 11:17:35 pm
Just watched Boyhood and I thought it was great. Stamina for the project is impressive, but end product stands on its own
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Post by: RatBastard on January 06, 2015, 01:01:01 am
i live in the national forest . . . we watch possums, raccoons and skunks the size of small dogs, as our on demand entertainment.

I used to have a pet skunk.  Also had a tarantula, which was handy in getting rid of unwanted house guests.  (The band that I had the longest span better times seeing them in concert is the Stones, almost 24 years.  December 18, 1981 Hampton, VA - October 6, 2005 Charlottesville, VA.)
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Post by: ggw on January 06, 2015, 10:43:53 am
Wild was a solid B-.  I didn't read the book, but I imagine they tried to jam a lot of book into a little movie so important things seem hinted at but never fully fleshed out.  The scenery alone makes it worth viewing.

I really liked Boyhood, but I don't know how much of that was just because the production format was so unique and how much was because of the story.  Either way, definitely worth seeing if you have not already.
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Post by: Bagley on January 06, 2015, 10:59:43 am
Foxcatcher- Carell like you've never seen him before-eerie!!!
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 06, 2015, 11:10:08 am
Saw Fury the other night. Really good. Thought all the actors were great in their roles.
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Post by: Vas Deferens on January 06, 2015, 10:56:55 pm
Force Majeure - you should see this on the big screen (still showing at Anjelika Pop-Up in DC)
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Post by: K8teebug on January 07, 2015, 08:20:08 am
Wild was a solid B-.  I didn't read the book, but I imagine they tried to jam a lot of book into a little movie so important things seem hinted at but never fully fleshed out.  The scenery alone makes it worth viewing.

I really liked Boyhood, but I don't know how much of that was just because the production format was so unique and how much was because of the story.  Either way, definitely worth seeing if you have not already.

I loved Wild. I was afraid it was going to be Eat Pray Love in the woods, but it wasn't. I read the book after I saw the movie. Book was good too.

Have Boyhood on deck. So many people loved it, and I love the Before Sunrise series, that I just bought the blu-ray.
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Post by: chaz on January 07, 2015, 08:38:33 am
I liked Fury well enough. 

Saw Gone Girl over the holiday.  What stinking pile of horseshit of a movie.
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Post by: ggw on January 07, 2015, 09:43:47 am
Saw Gone Girl over the holiday.  What stinking pile of horseshit of a movie.

That's quite the visceral reaction.
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Post by: Got Haggis? on January 07, 2015, 10:06:20 am
saw Under the Skin and loved it.  Probably my favorite movie of 2014.  The soundtrack is great as well.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on January 07, 2015, 01:27:56 pm
saw Under the Skin and loved it.  Probably my favorite movie of 2014.  The soundtrack is great as well.
The composer in question is Mica Levi, aka Micachu, the 27-year-old classically trained multi-instrumentalist best known for her experimental pop with Micachu and the Shapes. ?Mica is very insightful and intuitive,? Glazer recently told Pitchfork. ?We had a lot of discussions about what sounds might work and what wouldn?t, and when we heard the ones that sounded right, they became the language for the film. All those bendy and stretched notes just felt correct. It came half from the heart, half from the head.? Glazer?s use of ?language? is apt, as the music really does speak for Skin?s characters and situations, especially since there are, at most, 50 lines of dialogue throughout the film?s 108 minutes. As Levi explained, the music is ?supposed to feel like a life-form you can?t quite understand, but it?s carrying on relentlessly, like a beehive

article
 (http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/04/album-review-mica-levi-under-the-skin-ost/)

totally wrote this movie off as drivel, now I'm intrigued


---even better it is free with Amazon Prime Instant Video
although seems like this would be better on the big screen with the big soundsystem
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Post by: IMAmoose24 on January 07, 2015, 01:49:56 pm
Seeing as we're in a forum for a concert venue, I feel like most of you will adore 'Whiplash' just as much as I did. I've seen it twice and came to conclusion that it is my favorite of the year. Too bad it'll most likely be completely overlooked by the academy.
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Post by: Vas Deferens on January 07, 2015, 02:05:47 pm
so much homophobia in Whiplash - yes I hope it gets overlooked in the screenplay category!

is it really possible to have blood on the drum kit ?  playing jazz?
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on January 07, 2015, 02:12:44 pm
Yes, a jazz drummer could bloody their hands while playing.  (no knowledge of the movie, just stating a fact about drumming/drummers)
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Post by: shemptiness on January 07, 2015, 02:34:00 pm

totally wrote this movie off as drivel, now I'm intrigued

---even better it is free with Amazon Prime Instant Video
although seems like this would be better on the big screen with the big soundsystem

Naked Scarlett Johansson?  Yes, please.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 07, 2015, 03:59:26 pm

totally wrote this movie off as drivel, now I'm intrigued

---even better it is free with Amazon Prime Instant Video
although seems like this would be better on the big screen with the big soundsystem

Naked Scarlett Johansson?  Yes, please.
Wait back up, what movie?
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Post by: Bagley on April 08, 2015, 12:08:28 pm
Noah Baumbach's latest "While We're Young"

Very good film


....with acting appearances by Ad-Rock and Dean Wareham!
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Post by: K8teebug on April 09, 2015, 08:28:55 am
I really want to see that.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on April 15, 2015, 03:28:50 pm
ok haven't seen it
and already know how Hutch feels about Music biopic's
but this does look good

Love & Mercy  (https://youtu.be/3atb-ykMR0Y)
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Post by: rich_WDC on April 15, 2015, 10:19:47 pm
DANNY COLLINS

Although a side plot gets in the way that schmaltzes it up a bit (the whole thing could trim by 12-15 mins anyway), the initial premise is way way cool and is based on a real event:  A musician learns, 34 years later, that John Lennon sent him a personal letter.   This fact brings him to re-evaluate his life and he wonders what life woulda been like had he received the letter in 1971, esp since the letter contained Lennon's personal phone number.
The movie totally fictionalizes a plot after that but it's still decent to watch.  And the cast:  Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale, Annette Benning, Christopher Plummer, Jennifer Garner.
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Post by: K8teebug on April 16, 2015, 07:59:05 am
Can someone please recommend their favorite rock documentaries? Have been really into them lately. Just watched Who is Harry Nilson. Loved it. A plus if it's on netflix, amazon prime, or HBOGo.

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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on April 16, 2015, 08:51:01 am
Here are some I've liked over the years
Filth and the Fury (sex pistols)
Westway to the world (the clash)
the future is unwritten (Joe strummer)
Buena Vista Social Club
The Funk Soul Brothers
The funky monks (RHCP)


Also just found this rolling stone list (http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/40-greatest-rock-documentaries-20140815/urgh-a-music-war-1981-20140815)
Paste has an interesting  list (http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2014/07/the-25-best-music-documentaries-streaming-on-netflix.html?a=1) too
Now I want to see some of these

these have been on my list for awhile too
Searching for Sugar Man,
Fela Kuti: Music is a weapon
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Post by: K8teebug on April 16, 2015, 09:12:14 am
Really cool to see there's one on the TAMI show.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on April 16, 2015, 10:47:40 am
^that one caught my eye and was putting it on the list

great Newyorker article on it (http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/possessed-james-brown-eighteen-minutes)
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Post by: Bagley on April 16, 2015, 11:18:58 am
Wilco- I am trying to break your heart
Luna- Tell me do you miss me
Minutemen- We jam econo
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Post by: K8teebug on April 16, 2015, 11:56:26 am
I guess I'll list the ones I have enjoyed:

Wilco - I'm Trying to Break Your Heart
Bob Dylan - No Direction Home/Don't Look Back
Tom Petty - Runnin' Down A Dream
Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin Bout Him?)
LCD Soundsystem - Shut Up and Play the Hits
Rolling Stones - Gimmie Shelter and Crossfire Hurricane
20 Feet from Stardom
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Heavy Metal Parking Lot
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
Neil Young
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Metallica Some Kind of Monster




On the docket is Muscle Shoals and this other one about a backup band who played for a bunch of bands in the 50/60's. I'll try to find the name after I try for Kesha tickets.



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Post by: ggw on April 16, 2015, 01:37:57 pm
Ramones - End of the Century
Phil Ochs - There but for Fortune
Various - DOA (punk documentary from 1980; revolves around the Sex Pistols tour of the U.S.  Lots of great cameos - Augustus Pablo, Gen-X, Stiv Bators, Nancy Spungen, X-Ray Spex)

Second vote for We Jam Econo.
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Post by: K8teebug on April 16, 2015, 01:59:56 pm
Scratch is also really good. About vinyl digging.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on April 16, 2015, 02:08:15 pm

Various - DOA (punk documentary from 1980; revolves around the Sex Pistols tour of the U.S.  Lots of
Been trying to track this down since a teenager
D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage

But it's like $100 for a VHS tape
Wish someone would stream it
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Post by: ggw on April 16, 2015, 02:32:30 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2CbNRVHPM0

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Post by: ggw on April 16, 2015, 02:35:58 pm

Various - DOA (punk documentary from 1980; revolves around the Sex Pistols tour of the U.S.  Lots of
Been trying to track this down since a teenager
D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage

But it's like $100 for a VHS tape
Wish someone would stream it

http://www.j4hi.com/page5/page144/D.O.A._dvd.html
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on April 20, 2015, 10:22:51 am

Various - DOA (punk documentary from 1980; revolves around the Sex Pistols tour of the U.S.  Lots of
Been trying to track this down since a teenager
D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage

But it's like $100 for a VHS tape
Wish someone would stream it

http://www.j4hi.com/page5/page144/D.O.A._dvd.html

Excellent, I heard that a Japanese version came out but it was one of those weird region issues and you couldn't watch it

That youtube was a trailer not the whole movie.


Did come across this but haven't had a chance to view it



?Another State Of Mind,? from 1982 is a very cool documentary of a summer punk rock tour with Social Distortion, Youth Brigade, and Minor Threat. Mike Ness, Keith Morris and various street kids explain the scene, slam dancing, discrimination of punks, among other social commentary.  This ?Decline of the Western Civilization? style doc makes me miss my punk rock roots growing up in SoCal. Viva La Revolution!
?People say that punks are rebels without a cause, but that?s not true,  I mean we have plenty of things to fight for?    -Shawn Stern

Another State Of Mind (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpnz4i5rAzo)  looks like the whole thing
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Post by: K8teebug on April 20, 2015, 12:12:20 pm
Watched Muscle Shoals this weekend. Really awesome.
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Post by: TheREALHunter on April 20, 2015, 12:43:31 pm
I saw Wild Tales at E Street Cinema the other week, best movie I've seen in quite some time.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on April 21, 2015, 10:31:30 am
Was told over the weekend that "It Follows" was a fun movie. Was also intrigued by "Ex Machina"... Anyone seen either of these? Wanna head out to the movies and catch one of these.
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Post by: ggw on April 21, 2015, 10:57:53 am
AV Club Picks Best Movies of the Decade (so far) (http://www.avclub.com/article/100-best-films-decade-so-far-1-20-217530)

Don't know about The Master as #1.  Great movie?  Sure.  The best one?  I don't know. 

I heartily approve the choice of A Separation at #2.  If you told me I was going to love an Iranian domestic drama, I would have said you were crazy.  But the characters and the storytelling made the film awesome.  One of the best movie endings ever.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on April 21, 2015, 11:04:45 am
I think The Master is legitimately one of the best films of all time.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on April 21, 2015, 11:25:54 am
Dang, I'm so behind on movies. Surprised to see Scott Pilgrim on that list. Super fun movie though.
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Post by: K8teebug on April 27, 2015, 07:55:18 am
We saw While We're Young this weekend. What a waste of time. Just once I would like to see a movie about people who don't have kids who just are FINE not having them. It's very annoying. The whole movie was annoying. Ugh.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on April 27, 2015, 09:10:25 am
I saw Boyhood when it debuted on Showtime this weekend. It was an odd film but I liked it alot. It's hard to determine how much of that was from the unusual concept versus the actual story/acting/etc. I'll probably watch it again in a few months.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on April 28, 2015, 03:24:05 pm
Ok still really no new news on this....but there is a Blade Runner 2 (http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2015/feb/27/blade-runner-2-harrison-ford-ridley-scott-10-things-to-hope-for) coming out


It?s official: Blade Runner 2 is on, and the boys are back together again. Original director Ridley Scott is producing, Harrison Ford is back as detective Deckard, and the screenplay is co-written by the original?s Hampton Fancher, based on an idea by him and Scott. Prisoners/Enemy director Denis Villeneuve is due to direct it next summer, and Ford says the script is ?the best thing he?s ever read?. Is it too good to be true?


but I hate to get my hopes up as I know they are going to screw it up
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on April 28, 2015, 03:47:27 pm
sounds like they will ruin the life that is the first film.  and besides, can we get back to talking about that prince albert of yours.  oh, my.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on May 22, 2015, 07:19:11 am
I must be the only person on the planet earth, that thinks the new Avengers movie, was a piece of shit.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on May 22, 2015, 09:29:20 am
Did anyone see Mad Max? Thought it was super fun. It's insanely unapologetic about it being "Cars exploding for 2 hours. Deal with it." lol
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on May 22, 2015, 09:41:53 am
that's next on my list!  Saw a trailer for a new Adam Sandler film about video games that attack the earth. It looks like the biggest piece of shit ever created.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 22, 2015, 09:43:34 am
I must be the only person on the planet earth, that thinks the new Avengers movie, was a piece of shit.
I assumed it was but I haven't seen it as I am a grown adult.
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Post by: excontradiction on May 22, 2015, 09:46:21 am
I enjoyed Ex Machina.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on May 22, 2015, 10:10:57 am
Ooh, ooh . . . I wanna see that so bad. I got 75 dollars left on my fandango card and will go crazy this weekend!
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on May 22, 2015, 10:38:34 am
I enjoyed Ex Machina.
I thought it was one of the best looking movies of the year. The movie itself kind of drags in points. The ending was cool. Probably won't watch it again.
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Post by: ggw on June 30, 2015, 01:29:11 pm
Penelope Spheeris Reissues ?Decline of Western Civilization? Films (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/28/movies/homevideo/penelope-spheeris-reissues-decline-of-western-civilization-films.html)

(http://static01.nyt.com/images/2015/06/28/arts/28DECLINE3/28DECLINE3-articleLarge.jpg)
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Post by: K8teebug on July 01, 2015, 09:18:38 am
I have never seen these, but I did see Suburbia waaaaay back in the day.
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Post by: Space Freely on July 01, 2015, 10:06:41 am
His retirement was about as short-lived as mine.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on August 03, 2015, 12:33:50 pm
Penelope Spheeris Reissues ?Decline of Western Civilization? Films (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/28/movies/homevideo/penelope-spheeris-reissues-decline-of-western-civilization-films.html)

(http://static01.nyt.com/images/2015/06/28/arts/28DECLINE3/28DECLINE3-articleLarge.jpg)
and now you can stream them  (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YORAI4I/ref=pd_sim__2)at Amazon!
Not sure if you get the 'extras', but this is defiantly going in the watchlist
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Post by: Shithouses on August 03, 2015, 06:53:05 pm
the new movie "Best of Enemies" looks awesome...
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Post by: walk,on,by on August 03, 2015, 11:10:24 pm
no, this movie looks great.  the, end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEVuXWEBAP8

shot, entirely on an iphone.  the end, again.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on August 04, 2015, 10:41:54 am
Love this image!
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11181395_10154079545087598_2878028480505096029_n.jpg?oh=d6e29b8eac47cb82dec906e407a26c85&oe=564AF488)

STANLEY KUBRICK discussed on THE BEE PODCAST 7/28/14: Matthew Modine talks about starring in Full Metal Jacket and the year-long grueling shoot, actors as puppets and Kubrick as the devil, the numbing takes and the call-sheet as a lie, being angry and disgusted with Stanley vs loving Stanley, feeling like a fake John Wayne as Joker, the rising tensions with Vincent D'Onofrio and Modine's relationship with him falling apart, Kubrick giving actors line readings, continuity errors everywhere in Kubrick movies and Room 237, the "it's real but it's not interesting" idea and resisting naturalism, Modine turning down Top Gun because he hated the politics, splashing blood on the audience, intimate conversations with Kubrick in his Winnebago and how Full Metal Jacket was the most independent movie Modine has ever made, Strasberg vs Adler, The Full Metal Jacket Diaries app and "Who do you have to fuck to get off this picture?!?" Listen FREE on iTunes or at PodcastOne: www.podcastone.com/bret (http://podcastone.com/pg/jsp/program/episode.jsp?programID=592&pid=425639)
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Post by: walk,on,by on August 06, 2015, 09:53:21 am
two recent posts, about Kubrick.  fascinating.  any,way

http://www.callmeluckymovie.com/


this looks very good, as well
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Post by: chaz on August 06, 2015, 10:20:51 am
I watched two docs on Amazon Prime this week:

FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL

http://www.filmagemovie.com/

I was surprised by how much I liked this movie

Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2191618/

Not  bad, but I found Hart to be rather annoying and not a terribly likable character. 
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Post by: Vas Deferens on August 06, 2015, 10:35:46 am
yeah, very funny and also very sad   :'(



http://www.callmeluckymovie.com/

this looks very good, as well
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on August 06, 2015, 11:11:53 am
Quote
I know hutch will be stoked (read with sarcastic font)

Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Film Goes to Sony Pictures Classics (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/don-cheadles-miles-davis-film-813379)

well apparently Ethan Hawke jumping into the jazz biopic stuff and set to play Chet Baker in new bio-pic (http://www.enstarz.com/articles/113183/20151012/chet-baker-biopic-ifc-to-release-movie-based-on-legendary-jazz-musician-starring-ethan-hawke-video.htm)


Although...the is a great photo from the Davis biopic
(http://d1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net/96/f5/cde15e914579b7ff1ba10fb4368c/miles-ahead-t-4752-2.jpg)
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on August 12, 2015, 02:29:28 pm
has any one seen THE END OF THE TOUR
I just can't see Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace
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Post by: walk,on,by on August 12, 2015, 02:36:54 pm
when I heard about that film, at first I was like

(http://reactiongif.org/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/08/GIF-Britney-Spears-disturbed-do-not-want-no-stinkface-GIF.gif)

then, I thought . . . hey, what else is there out there about this guy.  his books, are, tedious, but they effect you in a way, that proves that art does still exist, in fiction.
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Post by: killsaly on August 12, 2015, 04:26:37 pm
http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2079306521/
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on August 12, 2015, 04:48:26 pm
^looks awesome!!
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Post by: killsaly on August 12, 2015, 05:14:13 pm
I hope the theater near my house gets it for Christmas!
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on August 12, 2015, 05:17:33 pm
thought you don't go to theaters?
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Post by: killsaly on August 12, 2015, 05:24:58 pm
I usually don't.  If I do go, it would probably be the only time this year. 
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Post by: excontradiction on August 12, 2015, 07:49:03 pm
World war z
Ex machina
Inside out
2001: a space oddysey
Raising Arizona
Heathers
Truman show
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Post by: walk,on,by on August 12, 2015, 10:45:07 pm
all great, ^ films, but I have never seen inside out.  saw tangerine.  its, cute, not great or historic or trans,forming, but it was good for an indie camera phone storyline with memorable characters, just enough pow to make it nonforgettable.  I heard a guy near me say . . . wow, I need to go make a movie.
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Post by: K8teebug on August 13, 2015, 08:35:23 am
has any one seen THE END OF THE TOUR
I just can't see Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace


I couldn't make it past page 100 of the pretentious Infinite Jest. Maybe it's not for girls? I hated it. So, seeing a movie about him....no.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on August 13, 2015, 10:49:16 am
World war z
Ex machina
Inside out
2001: a space oddysey
Raising Arizona
Heathers
Truman show
World War Z was garbage. Pure garbage. Inside Out was a surprising treat. It didn't look entertaining to me, but I went with a friend and I enjoyed it. Great kids flick.

Obviously all those other movies are great. Love Raising Arizona!
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Post by: excontradiction on August 13, 2015, 11:14:22 am
So what's the best zombie movie?
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on August 13, 2015, 11:27:26 am
So what's the best zombie movie?
night of the living dead
21 days later
Shaun of the Dead
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Post by: killsaly on August 13, 2015, 11:32:23 am
*28 Days Later Sidehatch

Zombieland
Pontypool
Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead
Zombie/Zombi 2
Deadgirl
Return of the Living Dead
the Returned
Planet Terror
Versus
Dawn of the Dead (remake)
Dead Alive
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Post by: K8teebug on August 13, 2015, 11:40:44 am
I loved Zombieland. I can't wait for the sequel.

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Post by: K8teebug on August 13, 2015, 11:41:13 am
Not a zombie movie, but Let the Right One In (the foreign version) is a great vampire movie.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on August 13, 2015, 01:58:22 pm
So what's the best zombie movie?
night of the living dead
28* days later
Shaun of the Dead
Zombieland and Dawn Of The Dead were also good. Really didn't mind 28 weeks later, although I hated the kids, which maybe means I hated the movie...
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Post by: excontradiction on August 13, 2015, 02:11:46 pm
So what's the best zombie movie?
night of the living dead - streaming on netflix
21 days later
Shaun of the Dead

*28 Days Later - Netflix DVD

Zombieland - Netflix DVD
Pontypool - streaming on netflix
Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead
Zombie - Netflix DVD
Zombi 2
Deadgirl - Netflix DVD
Return of the Living Dead - Netflix DVD
the Returned - streaming on netflix
Planet Terror
Versus
Dawn of the Dead (remake) - Netflix DVD
Dead Alive - Netflix DVD

Awesome.  I'm elbows deep in Walking Dead Season 3...so I gotta keep it going when I'm done.
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Post by: walk,on,by on August 13, 2015, 03:22:12 pm
you want a good zombie movie, then look no further

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aihQg0UKMTc

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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on August 14, 2015, 10:49:53 am
Also, not really a zombie movie, but Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil is a damn entertaining comedy/horror along the lines of Shaun Of The Dead and Zombieland.
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Post by: K8teebug on August 14, 2015, 11:22:42 am
We are also forgetting Bubba Ho Tep
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Post by: walk,on,by on August 14, 2015, 11:26:50 am
in my opinion, which means what outside of my mind, the greatest zombie anything of all time, is return of the living dead, which someone already mentioned.  I give, silent moments on honor to that film and the line of 'send more cops' will last forever.
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Post by: killsaly on August 14, 2015, 11:43:45 am
Was told over the weekend that "It Follows" was a fun movie. Was also intrigued by "Ex Machina"... Anyone seen either of these? Wanna head out to the movies and catch one of these.
Since horror is the topic of the day; yes to It Follows.  It Follows is an excellent movie with an interesting premise.  Rent/download/stream/buy it soon, it is definitely something I would recommend as an avid horror movie fan.

Edit:  I just noticed this is from months ago (I searched for the movie title in the thread to see if anyone mentioned it).
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Post by: K8teebug on August 14, 2015, 02:14:21 pm
in my opinion, which means what outside of my mind, the greatest zombie anything of all time, is return of the living dead, which someone already mentioned.  I give, silent moments on honor to that film and the line of 'send more cops' will last forever.

I agree. I watched in in high school in installments during lunch (on VHS!) and it was so awesome! Have since seen it all at once a few times.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on September 08, 2015, 02:29:33 pm
ummm Trainspotting 2 (http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/trainspotting-2-to-be-danny-boyles-next-project/)

all the original cast...well except Kevin McKidd

I thought the book 'porno' was just meh (compared to Trainspotting)
but I have faith that Boyle will do this right
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Post by: vansmack on September 08, 2015, 02:41:36 pm
Funny.  I just found my autographed copy of Porno while moving.  Markie and LuLu snagged me a copy and inside, Irvine wrote "Smackie, stop reading out loud!"

It's brilliant, really.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on September 08, 2015, 03:05:51 pm
Watched "What We Do In The Shadows" the other night, dang funny movie! Excited to hear the sequel is being worked on with the werewolves this time as opposed to the vampires. Funny mockumentary style stuff.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on October 08, 2015, 09:32:50 am
Ok still really no new news on this....but there is a Blade Runner 2 (http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2015/feb/27/blade-runner-2-harrison-ford-ridley-scott-10-things-to-hope-for) coming out


It?s official: Blade Runner 2 is on, and the boys are back together again. Original director Ridley Scott is producing, Harrison Ford is back as detective Deckard, and the screenplay is co-written by the original?s Hampton Fancher, based on an idea by him and Scott. Prisoners/Enemy director Denis Villeneuve is due to direct it next summer, and Ford says the script is ?the best thing he?s ever read?. Is it too good to be true?


but I hate to get my hopes up as I know they are going to screw it up


More news (https://www.yahoo.com/movies/ridley-scott-on-bringing-the-1267400533827638.html?soc_trk=mz&mz_cat=ent_gen)....

Ryan Gosling is a great choice for Blade Runner 2.
Yeah, and I got Harrison back. Because Harrison said, ?Meh,? and I said, ?No, read this.? And I think he said, ?This is the best script I?ve ever had.? We?ve been working on it for a couple of years.

You once said he?s a Replicant in the first one.
Of course he?s a bloody Replicant! He?s going to have to admit it.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on October 12, 2015, 12:23:12 pm
Quote
I know hutch will be stoked (read with sarcastic font)

Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Film Goes to Sony Pictures Classics (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/don-cheadles-miles-davis-film-813379)

well apparently Ethan Hawke jumping into the jazz biopic stuff and set to play Chet Baker in new bio-pic (http://www.enstarz.com/articles/113183/20151012/chet-baker-biopic-ifc-to-release-movie-based-on-legendary-jazz-musician-starring-ethan-hawke-video.htm)


Although...the is a great photo from the Davis biopic
(http://d1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net/96/f5/cde15e914579b7ff1ba10fb4368c/miles-ahead-t-4752-2.jpg)
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Post by: walk,on,by on October 12, 2015, 12:54:56 pm
just re,read the blade runner two stuff from above.  not sure, how I feel about that, still.  like, really man.
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Post by: Got Haggis? on October 12, 2015, 01:42:14 pm
responding to old posts, but the BBC mini series called Dead Set is a pretty great zombie tv show...basically takes place on the set of Big Brother.  yes, it sounds terrible, but its really great

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7bUbpt5Xb0
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Post by: K8teebug on October 13, 2015, 09:11:40 am
I just saw Rosemary's Baby for the first time. Holy awesome.
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Post by: Space Freely on October 13, 2015, 09:22:44 am
Far From the Madding Crowd
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Post by: chaz on October 13, 2015, 09:54:40 am
Love and Mercy

I was pretty shocked at how good I thought this movie was.
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Post by: Bagley on October 13, 2015, 10:22:21 am
Far From the Madding Crowd

Lovely Victorian period piece.  Beautiful costumes and cinematography.
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Post by: walk,on,by on October 31, 2015, 01:11:27 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqbJHbP61PY
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Post by: killsaly on October 31, 2015, 08:49:00 pm
Halloween horror movie time!  I am not sure what I am going to watch but Debug, Howl, Exeter, the new Poltergeist, the first four episodes of this season of American Horror Story, and the last three episodes of the last season of Walking Dead and however many new ones from this season...
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Post by: walk,on,by on October 31, 2015, 10:57:20 pm
The Ninth Gate
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Post by: K8teebug on November 02, 2015, 09:44:11 am
We watched Babadook and it was good.
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Post by: Relaxer on November 02, 2015, 10:03:35 am
On Friday night, I hosted "Scary Movie Night" for a pile of 11 yr olds, all full of balls and bravery about watching the scariest movie ever even though most (including my son) had never seen a real horror movie. I wanted to scare them poopless but also remember that they're 11 so after we debated Nightmare on Elm Street, the original Alien, and Halloween, we somehow settled on the original Poltergeist.

And holy shit, that movie is MUCH scarier than I'd remembered. And man did it ever hit my nostalgia pleasure centers having been 11 yo when it was filmed. And the kids were absolutely terrified. It's the perfect 'first horror movie' for kids because while it's scary as hell, no one dies and there's no gore apart from that bathroom mirror scene.

A+ would watch again
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 02, 2015, 11:01:53 am
Watched Insidious over the weekend, was surprised at how left field it goes at the end. It was creepy/weird enough and then it just goes off the deep end. Although I'm also kind of happy to see movies kind of stay dedicated to their weirdness lol.

Also caught Sicario. Damn good movie! Would definitely suggest if you're a fan of police drama/drug cartel type movies. The lead actress gets a little annoying, but Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin are great.
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Post by: killsaly on November 02, 2015, 11:59:52 am
Watched Insidious over the weekend, was surprised at how left field it goes at the end. It was creepy/weird enough and then it just goes off the deep end. Although I'm also kind of happy to see movies kind of stay dedicated to their weirdness lol.
Insidious 2 is pretty good too.  I also really enjoyed Insidious 3, the prequel.  It tells the story of how the investigation team was formed.  I watched it a week ago.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 02, 2015, 12:37:27 pm
Oh that prequel sounds wicked! I did like how it ended with the super ominous tone but super obviously open ended for a sequel.
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Post by: K8teebug on November 02, 2015, 02:37:14 pm
On Friday night, I hosted "Scary Movie Night" for a pile of 11 yr olds, all full of balls and bravery about watching the scariest movie ever even though most (including my son) had never seen a real horror movie. I wanted to scare them poopless but also remember that they're 11 so after we debated Nightmare on Elm Street, the original Alien, and Halloween, we somehow settled on the original Poltergeist.

And holy shit, that movie is MUCH scarier than I'd remembered. And man did it ever hit my nostalgia pleasure centers having been 11 yo when it was filmed. And the kids were absolutely terrified. It's the perfect 'first horror movie' for kids because while it's scary as hell, no one dies and there's no gore apart from that bathroom mirror scene.

A+ would watch again

I was just talking about how Poltergiest was way scarier this weekend! So far, our scary movies this year were The Exorcist (yes, I'd never seen it. I didn't really like it. It was gross and not scary), Rosemary's Baby, Zombieland (an annual tradition, whatever happened to the sequel?), Halloween, Babadook, and Charlie Brown.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on November 02, 2015, 02:49:46 pm
On Friday night, I hosted "Scary Movie Night" for a pile of 11 yr olds, all full of balls and bravery about watching the scariest movie ever even though most (including my son) had never seen a real horror movie. I wanted to scare them poopless but also remember that they're 11 so after we debated Nightmare on Elm Street, the original Alien, and Halloween, we somehow settled on the original Poltergeist.

And holy shit, that movie is MUCH scarier than I'd remembered. And man did it ever hit my nostalgia pleasure centers having been 11 yo when it was filmed. And the kids were absolutely terrified. It's the perfect 'first horror movie' for kids because while it's scary as hell, no one dies and there's no gore apart from that bathroom mirror scene.

A+ would watch again

I was just talking about how Poltergiest was way scarier this weekend! So far, our scary movies this year were The Exorcist (yes, I'd never seen it. I didn't really like it. It was gross and not scary), Rosemary's Baby, Zombieland (an annual tradition, whatever happened to the sequel?), Halloween, Babadook, and Charlie Brown.
Evil Dead 2
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Post by: Relaxer on November 02, 2015, 02:50:54 pm
K8t, you mentioned, on this very page!, two movies that I need to get around to watching: Rosemary's Baby and Babadook. I've heard Babadook is difficult/un-fun to watch if you're a parent. I can't stand kids-in-peril movies, and this did affect me while watching Poltergeist but I knew no one dies so I wasn't that bent outta shape about it.

Oh yeah, also watched It Follows a week or so ago. A lotta hype for a perfectly fine horror movie that I'll never think about again. Interesting concept though.

Just downloaded Bone Tomahawk, a horror-western, and am looking forward to checking that out this week.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 02, 2015, 03:16:37 pm
Also caught Paranormal Activity 2. The first one scared me pretty good, they did a great job building the tension and intensity of the film. Part 2 goes for a lot more cheap scares that come off as corny and trying to recapture what made the original so great. The eeriest parts are just the single angle shots of nothing happening and the tension building for what seems like minutes for a chilling reveal. I wasn't interested enough to catch the 3rd one.

I HIGHLY suggest VHS and VHS 2. Still haven't watched VHS Viral yet. VHS are awesome horror movies. Super crazy, super intense, insanely creepy, and some bits are truly violent.
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Post by: K8teebug on November 03, 2015, 09:50:54 am
K8t, you mentioned, on this very page!, two movies that I need to get around to watching: Rosemary's Baby and Babadook. I've heard Babadook is difficult/un-fun to watch if you're a parent. I can't stand kids-in-peril movies, and this did affect me while watching Poltergeist but I knew no one dies so I wasn't that bent outta shape about it.

Oh yeah, also watched It Follows a week or so ago. A lotta hype for a perfectly fine horror movie that I'll never think about again. Interesting concept though.

Just downloaded Bone Tomahawk, a horror-western, and am looking forward to checking that out this week.

oooh! Didn't know you could download Bone Tomahawk! Legally? Really excited for that.

Babadook maybe would be tough if you're a parent? I felt really badly for the mom. But, it was good.

Rosemary's Baby was definitely the hit of the season. Just awesome. Need to get to the other 2 in the trilogy.
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Post by: Relaxer on November 03, 2015, 09:58:03 am
Didn't know you could download Bone Tomahawk! Legally?

"Legal" is a funny word, isn't it? I mean, what really is the law? Who are we? What is all this? Where the hell is my wallet?
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Post by: K8teebug on November 04, 2015, 10:50:51 am
You can rent it from amazon. That's legal enough for me.
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Post by: Space Freely on November 04, 2015, 10:55:20 am
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl


That one really sucker punches you in the gut.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on November 04, 2015, 12:04:37 pm
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl


That one really sucker punches you in the gut.
really liked that one too

I expect we'll see a lot more of Olivia Cooke and Thomas Mann in the future
also think Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will have a bright future too
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Post by: dyecraig on November 12, 2015, 11:36:28 pm
roadie (2011)
fired B.O.C. roadie returns home to queens, ny.
hallmark movie love triangle drama ensues.
slight, but enjoyable for boardies.
bobby cannavale typical hothead role.
peppi from good rats cameo (r.i.p.).
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Post by: Space Freely on November 19, 2015, 10:00:54 am
Cop Car

I will never again fantasize about stealing a police car and going for a joyride in it.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on December 23, 2015, 12:27:57 am
director Richard Linklater returns with its "spiritual sequel,everybody wants some (https://youtu.be/d3FeaVnh7K8)
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Post by: walk,on,by on December 23, 2015, 06:23:14 pm
director Richard Linklater returns with its "spiritual sequel,everybody wants some (https://youtu.be/d3FeaVnh7K8)

bad link.  way to go.  you ruined . . . Christmas.
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Post by: killsaly on December 24, 2015, 02:04:59 pm
Hateful Eight!  I am thinking about going to see it tomorrow.  Merry Christmas indeed!!!!

and in 70mm.  Quentin thinks that is important, so ok!
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 28, 2015, 11:33:19 am
Hateful Eight!  I am thinking about going to see it tomorrow.  Merry Christmas indeed!!!!

and in 70mm.  Quentin thinks that is important, so ok!
I went to Raleigh to see this on Boxing Day. I'm not a Tarantino guy but bought into the 70mm hype. An interesting experience. Hyper-violent.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on December 28, 2015, 12:29:26 pm
Hateful Eight!  I am thinking about going to see it tomorrow.  Merry Christmas indeed!!!!

and in 70mm.  Quentin thinks that is important, so ok!
I went to Raleigh to see this on Boxing Day. I'm not a Tarantino guy but bought into the 70mm hype. An interesting experience. Hyper-violent.
Was underwhelmed. Probably my least favorite of all of his films. Not sure why it rubbed me the wrong way. I thought some parts were great and it didn't really drag [considering it's almost 3 hour run time], and I thought it was a fun "who-done-it", but it just lacked something for me. Maybe he set up the whole "I can't trust anyone in this movie" and didn't have a character to get behind and then the movie kind of just ends. Not sure. It also was probably his least violent film.

I know after this I can't wait for him to come back to tell a story in modern times.
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Post by: killsaly on December 28, 2015, 12:30:01 pm
I ended up not going.  :-[

I might still try to catch it in the theater before it leaves...
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on December 28, 2015, 12:35:31 pm
I watched the leaked version that came out  on Christmas Eve. I was dying to see it in theaters but I just couldn't resist seeing it immediately for free.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 28, 2015, 12:57:02 pm
It also was probably his least violent film.
What? I mean I don't want to go all spoilers in this thread but that was extremely graphic and violent.

I'm not a huge Tarantino guy, like I said, but it was an OK movie. I agree the ending is kind of weird and just sort of ends. I had the experience of sitting there with a friend with two seats open to the left of me until about 5 minutes before the start time. Then this older couple (lets say late-50s/early-60s) comes in and asks if they can sit there and if "we have any popcorn to share." A little cheesy but whatever. Old lady tries to engage me in conversation and asks if I'm a big Tarantino fan. I say I'm not particularly but he's definitely talented even if the movies aren't particularly my thing. She says she's just gotten into them and that they say "The King's Men" last night by him and asks if I've seen it. I say I have not and am racking my brain trying to remember a trailer for this film. I'm thinking "is she referring to All The King's Men? Did Tarantino do that?" Either way, she spent the last half of that movie watching behind her fingers or notably looking away from the screen. She also did not respond well to the end of the first half of the film. I am functioning off the hypothesis that she was greatly mistaken as to who Tarantino is.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on December 28, 2015, 01:53:58 pm
Hateful Eight doesn't even scratch the violence level of Django, Inglourious Basterds, Death Proof, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs. The last 20 or 25 minutes do get bloody, but it wasn't as insane as any of his other movies. I also thought it was unnecessary. I need to rewatch. I talked to my friend about it and I find myself saying more positive than negative. Something just didn't click. I just really think it's because you don't find out until the very end who to root for.

I also couldn't help but feel like Tim Roth was a tiny bit out of place. All I saw was Christoph Waltz in that role. Maybe swap Roth with Madsen and Waltz with Roth.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 28, 2015, 02:12:34 pm
I thought it was more graphic than Pulp Fiction by a lot. Not as far as body count but in the graphic cinematic depiction of the violence. Agree it was less than Django.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on December 28, 2015, 03:44:40 pm
Pulp Fiction has a guy slicing rapists up with a katana! And a guys brains all over a car for a solid chunk of the last story! Man. Lol. That is one sick dude.
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Post by: walk,on,by on December 28, 2015, 04:01:48 pm
i have watched the trailer a couple of times, and i finally felt a level of disappointment with the what i was seeing as a possible tarantino film.  i love his films, and when i see a trailer for one, i get excited and am like . . . yeah, i gotta drag my ass to the damn theatre again.  but not this one.  it seemed, lacking somehow.  but maybe i just need to see it.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 28, 2015, 04:13:18 pm
i have watched the trailer a couple of times, and i finally felt a level of disappointment with the what i was seeing as a possible tarantino film.  i love his films, and when i see a trailer for one, i get excited and am like . . . yeah, i gotta drag my ass to the damn theatre again.  but not this one.  it seemed, lacking somehow.  but maybe i just need to see it.
Just FYI: a dude hangs dong.
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Post by: walk,on,by on December 28, 2015, 04:14:51 pm
its, always . . . the littlest things, that get us through.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on December 28, 2015, 05:37:19 pm
i have watched the trailer a couple of times, and i finally felt a level of disappointment with the what i was seeing as a possible tarantino film.  i love his films, and when i see a trailer for one, i get excited and am like . . . yeah, i gotta drag my ass to the damn theatre again.  but not this one.  it seemed, lacking somehow.  but maybe i just need to see it.
Just FYI: a dude hangs dong.
Also dong hanging in Django. Maybe this is a new bit for Tarantino. First the trunk shot, now it's hanging dong.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 04, 2016, 09:15:45 am
I saw it at AFI in 70mm. Just to see a film in 70mm was a real treat. As for where it ranks, I put it on the level of the Kill Bill movies as this is his spagetti western film. Music great as always. Not his best, but still better than most movies that come out these days.
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Post by: Relaxer on January 04, 2016, 11:50:31 am
I would've hated seeing it in the theater because it reminded me of Death Proof in that it was just looooooooong periods of talk-talk-talk. I think I'm coming to the realization that I just don't like QT movies. Loved Jackie Brown, liked Pulp, Reservoir and Django, did not like Kill Bill, Inglorious, and Death Proof.

But I also chose the sucker's route and downloaded it. And you know what? Watching it in pieces over a week made it much more palatable. I still didn't like it much, and I was totally turned off by him making comedy out of Jennifer Jason Leigh getting the crap beat out of her. I've heard that audiences hoot and holler at those scenes, and that would be a turn off.

I'm also tired of every QT movie dropping the N word constantly. He clearly has issues.

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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 04, 2016, 11:52:16 am
I'm also tired of every QT movie dropping the N word constantly. He clearly has issues.
I get the feeling its more of a component of him thinking this super "edgy" and "bold" than any actual issues he has with minorities.
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Post by: Relaxer on January 04, 2016, 12:06:03 pm
I agree. I don't think he's a straight up racist per se, but I think he's very titillated by having black and white characters throw the word around. And it can be powerful if used sparingly, but he stampedes toward it every chance he gets and it's tiresome.

I thought the Revenant was great but that was partially because it was the first thing I watched on our brand new enormous super-fancy TV. We'd been happy with our 15 year old 32 inch set with the big tube in the back but decided to upgrade and WOW, that was fun.
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Post by: walk,on,by on January 04, 2016, 12:26:06 pm
Everyone knows, he does it, to impress the RZA.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 04, 2016, 12:30:28 pm
I agree. I don't think he's a straight up racist per se, but I think he's very titillated by having black and white characters throw the word around. And it can be powerful if used sparingly, but he stampedes toward it every chance he gets and it's tiresome.
I don't think 'nigger' was said once during Death Proof, Inglourious, Four Rooms, or any Kill Bill movies. In Django it was "part of the time" and in Hateful they at least reference "they don't call them that anymore". I don't think he does it any worse than any other movies based in those times. It's a little jarring seeing it back in Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. Don't really think he's a racist.

Definitely has a foot fetish though.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on January 19, 2016, 10:31:05 am
Amy

that was really good, she was even more talented than I gave her credit for
Sad tale and we all know how it ends, but definitely worth a watch
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Post by: Relaxer on January 19, 2016, 10:40:58 am
I keep meaning to watch Amy but never feel like it when it's choosin' time. Same with "I Am Chris Farley".

I did watch The Big Short last night. It was good! I thought it did a pretty good job explaining what was happening as it went along. That said, I've read several books about the 2008 crash and feel like I have a pretty good grasp of what happened, and yet I was lost a couple times when it would get into the deep details.

I also didn't always understand who the characters were, or who they worked for, or if they represented the banks or investing arms or whatever. I spent the first half thinking Steve Carrell's character was with the SEC or some watchdog group.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 19, 2016, 11:12:13 am
Saw Carol this weekend and loved it. What a beautiful film. It was like an Edward Hopper painting.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 28, 2016, 05:24:35 pm
Sequel for 'What We Do In The Shadows' [about the werewolves we see in that movie] gets a title!

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/74277

That movie was hilarious and their interactions with the werewolves were entertaining as hell. Rhys Darby is AMAZING. Can't wait to see him and the rest of the sequel.
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Post by: jeffml on January 28, 2016, 07:03:49 pm
The Stoned Age.  Dazed and Confused less know, but funnier little brother.  Although I don't know many peple who like this movie as much as I do. 
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Post by: TheREALHunter on January 28, 2016, 07:57:57 pm
Not exactly current but if you can handle subtitles then I recommend "Wild Tales" highly.
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Post by: Space Freely on January 28, 2016, 08:05:12 pm
Y'all need to briefly explain WHY you recommend the movie if you want a total stranger to actually check out your recommendation.  ;)
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on January 28, 2016, 11:52:37 pm
Not exactly current but if you can handle subtitles then I recommend "Wild Tales" highly.
that was great!
2014 nom for best foreign film
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Post by: K8teebug on January 29, 2016, 08:03:36 am
Rented Sicario this week. Did not like. Explain what the appeal of this movie was supposed to be? It was choppy, annoying, and was just all-around bad.

Amy comes to Netflix in February. I'm waiting for that one.
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Post by: Relaxer on January 29, 2016, 10:26:56 am
Rented Sicario this week. Did not like. Explain what the appeal of this movie was supposed to be? It was choppy, annoying, and was just all-around bad.

Amy comes to Netflix in February. I'm waiting for that one.

I did like this. First of all, I tend to like 'procedure' types of movies, where characters are depicted doing their job in a relatively realistic setting, i.e. not Mad Max or a superhero joint. I liked this for the glimpse it provided into the high echelon of law enforcement. Sure it was pumped up and dramatized, but what was depicted is not that far off from what really goes on.

I really liked the way it was filmed, and I thought the crossing-the-border traffic jam scene was incredible. After seeing a million high speed car chases in movies, this was an awesome contrast, but it was just as tense. I thought all of the main characters were interesting too. I also liked that it positioned one character as the primary 'hero' and yet the climax of the movie involves someone else entirely.

Another examples of a procedure movie I liked, for different but similar reasons, was Spotlight. Simply love watching movies about people working.
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Post by: Relaxer on January 29, 2016, 10:29:29 am
Also, after seeing (and loving) so many movies like John Wick and Mad Max, where countless faceless enemies are killed and instantly forgotten, I appreciated the fact that Sicario treats death very seriously and shows how killing someone has tremendous reverberations. 
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on January 29, 2016, 10:34:34 am
. Simply love watching movies about people working.
do you work vicariously though others
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Post by: Relaxer on January 29, 2016, 10:40:06 am
Working vicariously through others is how billionaires made their fortunes.
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Post by: Space Freely on January 29, 2016, 11:12:53 am
I keep meaning to watch Amy but never feel like it when it's choosin' time. Same with "I Am Chris Farley".

I did watch The Big Short last night. It was good! I thought it did a pretty good job explaining what was happening as it went along. That said, I've read several books about the 2008 crash and feel like I have a pretty good grasp of what happened, and yet I was lost a couple times when it would get into the deep details.

I also didn't always understand who the characters were, or who they worked for, or if they represented the banks or investing arms or whatever. I spent the first half thinking Steve Carrell's character was with the SEC or some watchdog group.

FWIW, my wife is a huge Amy Winehouse fan, and she didn't really care for the Amy movie.
I thought it was decent, but not great. I much preferred the Nina Simone documentary, also streaming on Netflix. I mention that because both of those movie are Oscar nominated in the documentary category.
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Post by: Space Freely on January 29, 2016, 11:14:31 am
Not exactly current but if you can handle subtitles then I recommend "Wild Tales" highly.
that was great!
2014 nom for best foreign film

Another vote for Wild Tales.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 29, 2016, 11:15:19 am
Rented Sicario this week. Did not like. Explain what the appeal of this movie was supposed to be? It was choppy, annoying, and was just all-around bad.

Amy comes to Netflix in February. I'm waiting for that one.

I did like this. First of all, I tend to like 'procedure' types of movies, where characters are depicted doing their job in a relatively realistic setting, i.e. not Mad Max or a superhero joint. I liked this for the glimpse it provided into the high echelon of law enforcement. Sure it was pumped up and dramatized, but what was depicted is not that far off from what really goes on.

I really liked the way it was filmed, and I thought the crossing-the-border traffic jam scene was incredible. After seeing a million high speed car chases in movies, this was an awesome contrast, but it was just as tense. I thought all of the main characters were interesting too. I also liked that it positioned one character as the primary 'hero' and yet the climax of the movie involves someone else entirely.

Another examples of a procedure movie I liked, for different but similar reasons, was Spotlight. Simply love watching movies about people working.
Sicario was fantastically shot. I thought all of the scenes of them driving and looking over the border and the quiet overhead shots of Mexico to the contrast of them on the ground were great. Thought the whole drive through the city was great and then everything leading up to and from the tunnel was great. Such an awesome and tense movie. Was really surprised it got snubbed by the Oscars.
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Post by: Relaxer on January 29, 2016, 11:36:47 am
Both 'Amy' and 'I Am Chris Farley' were interesting to me because I's formerly thought of both as kinda one-note semi-talents. Amy Winehouse was the retro torch singer with weird hair and tattoos and Chris Farley was the bombastic fat guy who shouted a lot. My takeaways from the docs were how talented each of them were. Farley was a really gifted performer who thrived in ensembles. And Winehouse was way more talented a musician than I'd thought.

It was odd in Amy how at first, it seemed to be portraying her as this wise-ass party-tough teenager who kind of stumbled into a chance to sing and make music. But then it shows her playing guitar on stage and she's obviously very practiced and accomplished at it. She's not doing EVH up there, but she's not just plunking notes either.
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Post by: Space Freely on February 24, 2016, 02:16:22 pm
So I watched I Smile Back starring Sarah Silverman last night. Pretty depressing stuff, she gave a very good performance.

After watching it, my biggest question is which fortysomething Jewess has the best tits...SArah Silverman or Chelsea Handler? What do y'all think?
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on February 24, 2016, 03:02:52 pm
After watching it, my biggest question is which fortysomething Jewess has the best tits...SArah Silverman or Chelsea Handler? What do y'all think?
hmm good question, but I've never seen either
I'd have to say I think Sarah's would be my pick
are their full frontal pics available?
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Post by: killsaly on February 24, 2016, 03:11:19 pm
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Post by: killsaly on February 24, 2016, 03:13:38 pm
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Post by: Space Freely on February 24, 2016, 03:22:14 pm
After watching it, my biggest question is which fortysomething Jewess has the best tits...SArah Silverman or Chelsea Handler? What do y'all think?
hmm good question, but I've never seen either
I'd have to say I think Sarah's would be my pick
are their full frontal pics available?

Yes, on your home computer. For Chelsea, from the waist up. For Sarah, full frontal.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on February 24, 2016, 03:26:45 pm
yeah...now that KS's posts are gone....I don't think jewess is considered a slur
this is a 120 year old publication and didn't look demeaning

(http://www.cajm.net/uploaded/image/member.JWA_Jewess.jpg)

even the modern publication Heeb Mag has a section called  Gratuitous Jewess (http://heebmagazine.com/gratuitous-jewess-achinoam-noa-fisher/5264)
and while it's about women and sometime scantily clothed...it's very positive
In an effort to further your appreciation of the richness and renewed vitality of Jewish life among young people today, we give you the next chapter of our new installment, which we have aptly titled, ?Gratuitous Jewess.?
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 24, 2016, 03:27:46 pm
Julian, Gratuitous JEWESS just seems like a foregone conclusion. I mean, that's spectacular just from an alliterative sense.
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Post by: killsaly on February 24, 2016, 03:32:05 pm
And blah blah blah. 

I deleted my post because it is pointless to argue or discuss certain things with certain people.  We are different generations and I think that is enough for there to be a huge difference between what I think is acceptable, and what others think is acceptable.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on February 24, 2016, 03:42:32 pm
And blah blah blah. 

I deleted my post because it is pointless to argue or discuss certain things with certain people.  We are different generations and I think that is enough for there to be a huge difference between what I think is acceptable, and what others think is acceptable.
well I can agree with you on that!

but until you posted that, I'd never heard it as a derogatory term
and possibly in old timey Rome it was considered a put down, doesn't appear to be for the last 150 years
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Post by: Space Freely on February 24, 2016, 03:47:48 pm
20 years ago, I had a Jewish girlfriend who referred to herself as "a Jewess". That's actually the last time I actually even thought of the term until today.

I was 28, she was 19. I'm sure Smackie would approve.

And she haD great tits. That probably haven't held up nearly as well as Sarah's or Chelsea's.


Edit: She HAD great tits. I haven't seen her in 15 years, I'm guessing time took it's toll like it did on her mom.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on February 24, 2016, 03:51:55 pm
I had a Jewish girlfriend...  she was 19.... And she has great tits.
yah know what they say about stereotypes....that they are too often true
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 24, 2016, 03:53:40 pm
I had a Jewish girlfriend...  she was 19.... And she has great tits.
yah know what they say about stereotypes....that they are too often true

You mean the nose thing?
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on February 24, 2016, 04:16:59 pm
I had a Jewish girlfriend...  she was 19.... And she has great tits.
yah know what they say about stereotypes....that they are too often true

You mean the nose thing?
Air is free
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on February 25, 2016, 11:20:06 am
(http://www.minespress.com/Content/Images/uploaded/Blog/spaceballs-teaser-poster.jpg)
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Post by: bob72 on February 25, 2016, 11:20:59 am
(http://www.minespress.com/Content/Images/uploaded/Blog/spaceballs-teaser-poster.jpg)
SHUTUP!
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Post by: Bagley on March 21, 2016, 11:51:41 am
Meru -  Breathtaking documentary about climbing in the Himalayas


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvS6O9lVkkg
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Post by: Space Freely on April 04, 2016, 10:46:32 am
My daughter proclaimed Zootopia "the best movie I've ever seen, except for the (straight to video/streaming) Buddies movies."
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Post by: Yada on April 04, 2016, 10:56:33 am
My daughter proclaimed Zootopia "the best movie I've ever seen, except for the (straight to video/streaming) Buddies movies."

I ventured out this weekend and took my daughter to her first movie, it was a great success... possibly a bit too scary in a few parts, but all in all a fun daddy/daugther adventure. Looking forward to the secret life of pets!
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on April 04, 2016, 10:59:55 am
My daughter proclaimed Zootopia "the best movie I've ever seen, except for the (straight to video/streaming) Buddies movies."
I'm curious about this, heard it's pretty good.

@ Yada - the previews for that movie are hilarious. Definitely on my list as well!
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Post by: Relaxer on April 04, 2016, 11:07:16 am
I end up seeing every kid movie there is. Based on the dynamic of kid movies, Zootopia was better than average. It wasn't Wreck It Ralph or Rise of the Guardians (which I loved for some reason), but it was way better than, say, Cloudy Meatballs (the worst of the worst) or Hotel Transylvania (as generic and slapdash as they come). Zootopia actually had an interesting mystery story behind it, so I wasn't ever bored.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on April 04, 2016, 11:11:21 am
Kids movies are hit or miss and I tend to miss them until they're out on Netflix or on demand. Definitely intrigued by the word of mouth for Zootopia.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on April 04, 2016, 08:51:47 pm
My daughter proclaimed Zootopia "the best movie I've ever seen, except for the (straight to video/streaming) Buddies movies."

I ventured out this weekend and took my daughter to her first movie, it was a great success... possibly a bit too scary in a few parts, but all in all a fun daddy/daugther adventure. Looking forward to the secret life of pets!
actually took the kids to this too and enjoyed it as well
the secret life of pets looks really good
scary how topical zootopia was by not really intending to be

our thing of late is the Studio Ghibli that came out in the 90s
I'd missed some of them, so it's been great

haven't seen the PeeWee one yet, my wife's opinion of Pee wee is similar to her opinion of the 3 stooges
not worth watching (so it's been hard to lobby it for movie night)
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Post by: vansmack on April 04, 2016, 09:02:07 pm
I was 28, she was 19. I'm sure Smackie would approve.

Edit: She HAD great tits. I haven't seen her in 15 years, I'm guessing time took it's toll like it did on her mom.

Two good rules there.  The Smackie corollary broken as she was under half your age plus seven, but since you've already looked at the mom and knew it couldn't last, give it a hearty go.
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Post by: killsaly on April 04, 2016, 09:15:21 pm
our thing of late is the Studio Ghibli that came out in the 90s
I'd missed some of them, so it's been great
Those are all great.  I enjoyed every movie that they made (I think I saw all of them, I don't feel like looking them all up right now).
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Post by: Space Freely on April 04, 2016, 09:56:50 pm
I was 28, she was 19. I'm sure Smackie would approve.

Edit: She HAD great tits. I haven't seen her in 15 years, I'm guessing time took it's toll like it did on her mom.

Two good rules there.  The Smackie corollary broken as she was under half your age plus seven, but since you've already looked at the mom and knew it couldn't last, give it a hearty go.

I think she lied and told her mom i was 23 or 24 as well...24 would have nailed your rule...
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Post by: Space Freely on April 04, 2016, 09:58:19 pm
our thing of late is the Studio Ghibli that came out in the 90s
I'd missed some of them, so it's been great
Those are all great.  I enjoyed every movie that they made (I think I saw all of them, I don't feel like looking them all up right now).

Four thumbs up fro my wife an daughter.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on April 04, 2016, 10:00:46 pm
our thing of late is the Studio Ghibli that came out in the 90s
I'd missed some of them, so it's been great
Those are all great.  I enjoyed every movie that they made (I think I saw all of them, I don't feel like looking them all up right now).

Four thumbs up fro my wife an daughter.
I see we might have had more than 6oz tonight...
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on April 05, 2016, 10:45:10 am
Anyone excited for Hardcore Henry? I remember seeing the short pop up on YouTube a bit ago and thought it was great. Not sure how it'll translate to being a full length movie and on a giant screen.
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Post by: Space Freely on April 05, 2016, 10:50:03 am
our thing of late is the Studio Ghibli that came out in the 90s
I'd missed some of them, so it's been great
Those are all great.  I enjoyed every movie that they made (I think I saw all of them, I don't feel like looking them all up right now).

Four thumbs up fro my wife an daughter.
I see we might have had more than 6oz tonight...

LOL, that's what I get for being on the internet during the bedtime process. Only had half of an Allagash White, I swear.
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Post by: Relaxer on April 05, 2016, 10:56:19 am
Anyone excited for Hardcore Henry? I remember seeing the short pop up on YouTube a bit ago and thought it was great. Not sure how it'll translate to being a full length movie and on a giant screen.

There's been a few low-low budget 1st person/POV movies recently, Hard Line and Dead Rush. I watched Dead Rush and it gave me a headache. Hardcore Henry might be a little better but I feel like I'm going to be all dizzy watching it.
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Post by: killsaly on April 05, 2016, 11:24:05 am
The FPS scene in Doom was cool... A whole movie like that???? Why not just play a video game?
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Post by: walk,on,by on April 05, 2016, 11:35:44 am
Anyone excited for Hardcore Henry? I remember seeing the short pop up on YouTube a bit ago and thought it was great. Not sure how it'll translate to being a full length movie and on a giant screen.

http://www.slashfilm.com/hardcore-henry-alamo-drafthouse-psa/
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Post by: killsaly on April 05, 2016, 01:03:41 pm
https://youtu.be/yrK1f4TsQfM
Swiss Army Man, with Daniel Radcliffe playing a farting corpse that washes ashore and befriends a lonely shipwreck survivior, looks great. 
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on April 05, 2016, 01:55:01 pm
Anyone excited for Hardcore Henry? I remember seeing the short pop up on YouTube a bit ago and thought it was great. Not sure how it'll translate to being a full length movie and on a giant screen.

http://www.slashfilm.com/hardcore-henry-alamo-drafthouse-psa/
This is awesome!

@killsaly I had the same thought, but it's different from playing a video game. I definitely feel like I'm going to be dodging and moving as if it were one of those "action theatre" rides at amusement parks lol.
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Post by: vansmack on April 05, 2016, 03:45:27 pm
I think she lied and told her mom i was 23 or 24 as well...24 would have nailed your rule...

She probably lied and told her you were Jewish.  That's the only rule her mom probably followed...
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on April 19, 2016, 03:55:35 pm
has anyone seen: Danny Says
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Post by: walk,on,by on April 20, 2016, 11:03:40 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Hqh7lwaNKw

this, looks good.  very, good.
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Post by: Yada on April 20, 2016, 11:43:23 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Hqh7lwaNKw

this, looks good.  very, good.


grrrl.
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Post by: dyecraig on May 13, 2016, 01:43:14 pm
rikki and the flash
a pleasant evening's diversion, despite the numerous clichés and general predictability.
streep sings decently and strums a nice blue tele.
troubled daughter (streep's real-life) rocks an 'x - los angeles' tee.
cool - bernie worrell, rick rosas, and joe vitale are the flash.
less cool - rick springfield is in the band as well.
film is dedicated to rick the bass player.
jonathan demme - dir.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on August 04, 2016, 01:47:08 pm
ok this isn't a recommendation but more of ...why!? (TBT I did like the original)

Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2


this one line review is classic: A much-belated sequel some evidently wanted but few will enjoy


(http://i.imgur.com/4k5rdj7.gif)
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/21b617d54f10bb031af6186774b935c2/tumblr_mklkhoGWID1qjdcyjo1_500.gif)
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on August 08, 2016, 10:00:07 am
I always loved the original [don't even remember hearing about a sequel] but Matthew Lillard just rubs me the wrong way. That character of the semi-loveable, 100% abrasive, too loud, ADD dickhead just fits him all too well.
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Post by: excontradiction on October 04, 2016, 02:10:34 pm
What horror movies do you recommend?
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 04, 2016, 02:16:40 pm
What horror movies do you recommend?
Showgirls. Absolutely terrifying.
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Post by: Space Freely on October 04, 2016, 02:19:13 pm
Hunt for the Wilderpeople

That's a general recommendation, not a horror movie rec.
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Post by: bearman🐻 on October 04, 2016, 02:23:30 pm
Hell or High Water
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on October 04, 2016, 02:24:01 pm
What horror movies do you recommend?
Bridget Jones's Baby
was it supposed to be a Rosemary's baby sequel?

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Post by: Space Freely on October 04, 2016, 02:28:28 pm
What horror movies do you recommend?

Deliverance.


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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 04, 2016, 03:13:22 pm
was it supposed to be a Rosemary's baby sequel?
Yes, can confirm.
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Post by: excontradiction on October 04, 2016, 03:50:55 pm
I wish killsaly were here.  Killsaly would have some recommendaciones fantasticos.
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Post by: Yada on October 04, 2016, 04:00:27 pm
I wish killsaly were here.  Killsaly would have some recommendaciones fantasticos.

RIP
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 04, 2016, 04:13:56 pm
Thought Magnificent 7 was great, but I'm just a big ol sucker for westerns.
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Post by: excontradiction on October 04, 2016, 04:26:33 pm
Soooo, back to horror movies.  Has anyone seen Deathgasm?
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 04, 2016, 04:28:39 pm
I wish killsaly were here.  Killsaly would have some recommendaciones fantasticos.

RIP

/
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 05, 2016, 10:26:43 am
Soooo, back to horror movies.  Has anyone seen Deathgasm?
Nope. Is it a horror movie? It's on my list to watch either way. Got to knock some of that out this weekend!
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Post by: walkie,talkie on October 05, 2016, 01:58:30 pm
The greasy stangler.

You, have been warned.
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Post by: walkie,talkie on October 05, 2016, 07:07:03 pm
Bianca Del Rio in

Hurricane Bianca

YAAASSSSS, queen


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Post by: Shithouses on October 05, 2016, 08:50:34 pm
I wish killsaly were here.  Killsaly would have some recommendaciones fantasticos.


well.. I don't know.. he'd recommend every movie he ever saw...

but I do wish Killsaly would come back.. for everybody's sake (not mine of course.. the guy hates me.. god only knows what I did to him) just don't know why he has to be so damn sensitive bout someone asking if he used pot... is he like Secretary of Defense or something? Even Obama has admitted to smoking pot...

He's probably freaking out right now emailing Kosmo to delete this whole tread now cause of this post..
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Post by: Shithouses on October 05, 2016, 08:51:19 pm
oh.. I don't watch horror movies.. but The Ring seemed pretty crazy.. they were showing it on one of those Chinatown buses like ten years ago...
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 05, 2016, 09:32:18 pm
oh.. I don't watch horror movies.. but The Ring seemed pretty crazy.. they were showing it on one of those Chinatown buses like ten years ago...
you were on a Chinatown bus that was showing a movie? What sort of most luxurious Chinatown bus ever did you take?!
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Post by: Shithouses on October 05, 2016, 09:54:39 pm
oh.. I don't watch horror movies.. but The Ring seemed pretty crazy.. they were showing it on one of those Chinatown buses like ten years ago...
you were on a Chinatown bus that was showing a movie? What sort of most luxurious Chinatown bus ever did you take?!

we went up to NYC to see Joao Gilberto.. dream come true..caught him just in the nick of time...

I have no recollection of anything about the bus though...
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 06, 2016, 02:21:14 pm
For those of you who like foreign cinema/the classics, might want to check out FilmStruck (http://www.filmstruck.com/) which drops in 2 weeks.

I have had Hulu for years, merely for access to the Criterion Collection of films but Turner apparently has bought the rights to that away which will result in my cancelling Hulu and getting this instead.

Their FAQ page makes me a little nervous. Captions are something they're "testing out." Yeah, that'll be great since you openly advertise as focusing on foreign films. Also, the supported device list at time of launch is a little slim. I don't expect niche stuff like my TiVo having an app day one but no Roku/Chromecast/video game systems is weak. Extremely weak.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 06, 2016, 03:16:31 pm
Wow what a fucking huge loss for Hulu. Criterion collection is super crucial viewing.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 06, 2016, 03:17:57 pm
Wow what a fucking huge loss for Hulu. Criterion collection is super crucial viewing.
It honestly was the only reason I was paying for it. I hope this thing isn't a glitchy pile of crap and they spread out to Roku and some more devices ASAP.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 06, 2016, 04:09:11 pm
I don't use Hulu, most of those channels have apps that let you watch more episodes of those shows for free.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 06, 2016, 04:10:11 pm
I don't use Hulu, most of those channels have apps that let you watch more episodes of those shows for free.
Exactly. I have cable and OnDemand. Hulu has by far the least original programming of the big three networks. Easy to drop if they lose Criterion.
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Post by: K8teebug on October 07, 2016, 09:33:51 am
Anyone have any netflix/amazon prime movies to recommend for scary movie October?
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Post by: Bagley on October 07, 2016, 10:14:41 am
I've heard "It Follows" is quite good
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 18, 2016, 04:34:20 pm
Anyone have any netflix/amazon prime movies to recommend for scary movie October?
Wanted to follow up on this! Tonight I've got "The Babadook", "Deathgasm" and "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night" [all on Netflix I believe]

There are also limited screenings of The Shining this weekend! Might have to venture out for that. Seeing it on the big screen should be a treat. Anything else out there? I wasn't able to catch "Don't Breathe"...
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Post by: excontradiction on October 18, 2016, 04:45:24 pm
If I was a good person, I'd go see Young Frankenstein on the big screen, tonight only.
http://fathomevents.com/event/young-frankenstein
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Post by: K8teebug on October 19, 2016, 10:02:48 am
Loved Babadook. We watched "We Are What We Are" this weekend. Would highly recommend!
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Post by: walkie,talkie on October 19, 2016, 10:12:53 am
My local Alamo Drafthouse, is playing The Lost Boys on the big screen this Monday.


I just, came.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 19, 2016, 10:17:13 am
My local Alamo Drafthouse, is playing The Lost Boys on the big screen this Monday.


I just, came.
Better now than when you're in the theater. If Peewee Herman can't overcome that stigma, what hope do us mere mortals have?
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 19, 2016, 10:53:50 am
My local Alamo Drafthouse, is playing The Lost Boys on the big screen this Monday.


I just, came.
OMG SERIOUSLY!?!?!? The Lost Boys is one of my favorite movies!!!! Holy crap!!

EDIT: The one in Ashburn is screening Shaun Of The Dead :(
EDIT EDIT: Also showing Army Of Darkness, The Exorcist, Silence Of The Lambs, House Of Dracula and Rocky Horror Picture Show

Watched DEATHGASM last night, it's like Detroit Rock City meets Evil dead sprinkled with Tenacious D. Super fun movie, gets insanely gory at times, but has a fun little horror heart to it.
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Post by: walkie,talkie on October 19, 2016, 10:56:48 am
I know it's a drive, but come to Winchester Virginia.
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Post by: Space Freely on November 27, 2016, 10:16:02 am
Hell or High Water. My favorite movie of 2016 so far.
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Post by: K8teebug on November 28, 2016, 03:20:04 pm
Hell or High Water. My favorite movie of 2016 so far.

Loved it.

Edge of 17 was pretty good. Moonlight was amazing.
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Post by: ggw on November 28, 2016, 04:42:30 pm
Manchester by the Sea is excellent.  Just don't expect it to be happy or uplifting.
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Post by: walkie,talkie on November 28, 2016, 06:00:45 pm
Can't wait to see, moonlight.

Is dr. Strange, worth my time?
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 29, 2016, 11:49:29 am
If you liked GOTG or Ant-Man, Doctor Strange is another fun, delightful surprise. I saw it twice, once in 3D because the visuals are amazing.
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Post by: K8teebug on December 05, 2016, 12:12:22 pm
Did anyone else see Arrival? I liked it!
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Post by: shemptiness on December 27, 2016, 10:47:00 am
http://lifehacker.com/the-25-best-movies-of-2016-and-where-to-watch-them-1790413006?utm_source=recirculation&utm_medium=recirculation&utm_campaign=tuesdayAM
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Post by: walkie,talkie on December 27, 2016, 12:12:33 pm
I think I am the only known person, in the universe, gay or straight, that thought moonlight was boring and dull and not worth the praise.
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Post by: Shithouses on December 27, 2016, 12:27:46 pm
Is Love Actually the ultimate chick flick? I mean its just love love love nonstop.. I could barely stand rewatching it...yes there is some funny stuff but its just too much...its just too sweet... or maybe I'm too sour..
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on December 27, 2016, 01:42:43 pm
Is Love Actually the ultimate chick flick? I mean its just love love love nonstop.. I could barely stand rewatching it...yes there is some funny stuff but its just too much...its just too sweet... or maybe I'm too sour..
I think Chris Matthews disagrees (https://youtu.be/iEN2LgwSxR4) with you
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Post by: walkie,talkie on December 27, 2016, 03:41:35 pm
http://www.simplemost.com/netflix-has-a-ton-of-secret-movie-categories-heres-how-to-access-them/
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Post by: Space Freely on December 28, 2016, 12:00:25 am
Is Love Actually the ultimate chick flick? I mean its just love love love nonstop.. I could barely stand rewatching it...yes there is some funny stuff but its just too much...its just too sweet... or maybe I'm too sour..

This is indeed an awful movie. Even my wife, who is a chick at least the last time i checked a couple of days ago, agrees.

La La Land is a chick flick that is actually awesome.
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Post by: Shithouses on December 28, 2016, 12:23:15 am
yeah.. I didn't like it at the movie theater and I still don't like it.. but its become a big thing .. probably along with Elf the biggest of the Christmas movies from the past 15 years..


I think it also helped make the song All I want for Christmas is you by Mariah Carey into THE Christmas song of this era...

the story line is so laughably weak and contrived.... its so weird.. the actors are great... the sets are great... but its all just so shallow and fluffy....but i guess its bubbly and uplifting (or tries really hard to be) and that is what people like......its like the cotton candy of Christmas movies but maybe that is why its such a success.. people want Christmas movies they don't have to pay too much attention too and they can just chuckle along between wrapping gifts and doing all the other stuff...
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Post by: dyecraig on December 28, 2016, 08:35:01 am
"danny says" - the life and times of danny fields
ramones, iggy, v.u., nico, doors, alice., etc.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on December 28, 2016, 09:43:58 am
"danny says" - the life and times of danny fields
ramones, iggy, v.u., nico, doors, alice., etc.
Did anyone see the Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch on Stooges Doc 'Gimme Danger'
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 28, 2016, 09:56:21 am
"danny says" - the life and times of danny fields
ramones, iggy, v.u., nico, doors, alice., etc.
Did anyone see the Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch on Stooges Doc 'Gimme Danger'

I did, it had a one-night showing at the Byrd Theatre here. Great film. Ann Arbor royalty + Jim Jarmusch, what could be better? Highly recommend tracking it down.
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Post by: Space Freely on December 28, 2016, 11:55:11 am
Many (20? More?) years ago I was once walking in the East Village (maybe it was the LES?) and noticed a beautiful woman (NYC has a few of those), and the guy she was with, carrying a grocery bag, was Jim Jarmusch.
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Post by: Space Freely on January 19, 2017, 10:59:52 am
What am I going to do? My kid has been talking about "A Dog's Purpose" for months, and now PETA is telling me I should boycott it.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 19, 2017, 11:19:25 am
"danny says" - the life and times of danny fields
ramones, iggy, v.u., nico, doors, alice., etc.
Did anyone see the Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch on Stooges Doc 'Gimme Danger'

I did, it had a one-night showing at the Byrd Theatre here. Great film. Ann Arbor royalty + Jim Jarmusch, what could be better? Highly recommend tracking it down.

I saw it. It was great! Also highly recommend the Nick Cave movie
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Post by: K8teebug on January 19, 2017, 11:19:37 am
The Lobster and Midnight Special.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 19, 2017, 11:24:25 am
The Lobster
Fantastic film. Have you seen Dogtooth (the writer/director's previous film)?
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Post by: Space Freely on January 19, 2017, 01:25:59 pm
The Lobster
Fantastic film. Have you seen Dogtooth (the writer/director's previous film)?

I have seen both. Both are great works of art, if not entertainment. Dogtooth was a little more than my wife could bear.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 19, 2017, 01:29:08 pm
Dogtooth was a little more than my wife could bear.
Understandable.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on January 26, 2017, 11:04:22 pm
The Beatles- Help! Soundtrack

Just caught the beatles - 8 days a week
I thought it was outstanding
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Post by: ggw on January 27, 2017, 10:53:03 am
Silence was solid but not spectacular.  A very "filmy" film.  Lots of great landscape shots and atmosphere.  But the best bet is to skip the movie and read the book. Its much too nuanced to translate very well to the screen, even in the hands of someone like Scorsese.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 27, 2017, 01:28:21 pm
I haven't seen his other movies. Will check them out.

I also really liked Hidden Figures.
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Post by: Relaxer on January 27, 2017, 01:32:30 pm
You haven't seen any of Martin Scorsese's movies? There's some pretty good ones!
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Post by: Bagley on January 27, 2017, 01:49:28 pm
Hidden Figures, La La Land, and 20th Century Women are all great films

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Post by: walkie,talkie on January 28, 2017, 05:13:48 pm
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-cody-wilson-movie-20170127-story.html

interesting
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Post by: dyecraig on January 28, 2017, 05:57:04 pm
the much maligned nina - because i can like what i like.
zoe's take on "wild is the wind" was worth the admission.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 30, 2017, 10:38:30 am
Short Term 12 on Netflix.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 30, 2017, 10:39:16 am
You haven't seen any of Martin Scorsese's movies? There's some pretty good ones!

No, have seen most of those! I haven't seen the other films of the director of The Lobster.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 30, 2017, 11:33:22 am
I haven't seen his other movies. Will check them out.

I also really liked Hidden Figures.
He's one of my favorite directors. I suggest Gangs Of New York and Raging Bull. Then you can jump into the violent Taxi Driver [Gangs is probably one of his most violent movies though]. Then Goodfellas, Casino, & The Departed.

I absolutely love Wolf Of Wall Street too.
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Post by: K8teebug on February 01, 2017, 08:36:58 am
I haven't seen his other movies. Will check them out.

I also really liked Hidden Figures.
He's one of my favorite directors. I suggest Gangs Of New York and Raging Bull. Then you can jump into the violent Taxi Driver [Gangs is probably one of his most violent movies though]. Then Goodfellas, Casino, & The Departed.

I absolutely love Wolf Of Wall Street too.

Yes, I've seen all of those. I have Goodfellas memorized. Although sometimes I think I like Casino more.
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Post by: K8teebug on February 01, 2017, 08:37:43 am
Manchester by the Sea was really good, but not sure I can recommend it to friends who have kids who now can't go to movies where bad things happen to kids. Just a warning there.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on February 01, 2017, 10:46:55 am
So, if you have AT&T on Tuesdays you can go to www.tickettwosdays.att.com and get a BOGO pass for movie tickets! Put your phone number and zip code in, then you'll receive a pin and voila. Pick your movie.

Last night I went to see Split. It was fun, but I'd say it goes along with the par-for-the-course-ness of Shyamalan. If you're a fan of his movies [or earlier movies] there is a pretty great final scene which I won't spoil for anyone. It's worth a view if you're into suspense/thrillers... or if you got a free movie ticket!
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Post by: walkie,talkie on February 01, 2017, 12:31:20 pm
I read that you have to see split many times to fully experience it.  I like that m. night has a hit movie, and that he kept cranking them out, when he didn't.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on February 01, 2017, 02:48:40 pm
James McAvoy is GREAT in it. There's a pretty terrifying scene near the end where he's "splitting" [I guess?] and he really kicks it into overdrive. It was entertaining enough and the ending was worth the view.
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Post by: walkie,talkie on March 09, 2017, 03:18:48 pm
Saw a great movie/documentary last night.  Dying Laughing.  About what it's like to be a comedian.  All the big names, and Emo Philips makes an appearance!
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 09, 2017, 03:22:04 pm
. . . and Emo Philips makes an appearance!
His role in UHF makes the film.
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Post by: dyecraig on March 10, 2017, 03:04:20 pm
train to busan
korean zombies on a train.
fast zombies, that is.
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Post by: Yada on March 10, 2017, 03:04:55 pm
TIckled - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOBXuCYB4jQ

Other recent favorites:

Rock Dog
Sing
The Secret Life of Pets
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Post by: Relaxer on March 10, 2017, 03:31:59 pm
Is 'Rock Dog' any good? I was thinking of taking the kids to a movie tonight.
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Post by: Yada on March 10, 2017, 04:15:33 pm
Is 'Rock Dog' any good? I was thinking of taking the kids to a movie tonight.

I'm only a recent kid movie viewer, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think out of the three I listed, my least favorite of the bunch.
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Post by: Relaxer on March 10, 2017, 04:29:15 pm
Ok, cool.
I see just about every single kid movie that comes out.

'Sing' was pretty generic, but goddamn did I love those KPOP foxes. When they were dancing and singing "Ninja Re Bang Bang" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, I almost died. Both my kids were frantically whispering "DAD THAT'S YOUR MUSIC!" (And yes, I know that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is a Japanese artist, don't @ me). I give it a 5.

Secret Life of Pets was also as generic and boring as the usual. I give it a 4. For some reason, I thought it was going to be pretty good so I invited my parents to come too. We all thought it was mediocre.

Batman Lego Movie, however, was fucking hilarious. Seriously, I haven't laughed so much in a movie in years. 8/10

I thought Zootopia was a step above most kids cartoon movies, as it had an actual plot, suspense, and some interesting ideas about identity. 6/10

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Post by: Space Freely on March 10, 2017, 04:32:04 pm
I'm sort of glad my kid is starting to scoff at animated kid movies. Though I did enjoy Zootopia, Jungle Book, and Paddington (all streaming on Netflix now and yes I realize only the first is animated).

Of course now she's into sappy stuff like "A Dog's Purpose", and for some reason she watches the Netflix reboot of "One Day at a Time" tv show repeatedly.
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Post by: Yada on March 10, 2017, 04:35:13 pm
Ok, cool.
I see just about every single kid movie that comes out.

'Sing' was pretty generic, but goddamn did I love those KPOP foxes. When they were dancing and singing "Ninja Re Bang Bang" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, I almost died. Both my kids were frantically whispering "DAD THAT'S YOUR MUSIC!" (And yes, I know that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is a Japanese artist, don't @ me). I give it a 5.

Secret Life of Pets was also as generic and boring as the usual. I give it a 4. For some reason, I thought it was going to be pretty good so I invited my parents to come too. We all thought it was mediocre.

Batman Lego Movie, however, was fucking hilarious. Seriously, I haven't laughed so much in a movie in years. 8/10

I thought Zootopia was a step above most kids cartoon movies, as it had an actual plot, suspense, and some interesting ideas about identity. 6/10



Damn!!! You've got some high standards, but like I said, I'm very new to the genre. I think I'm still at the point in my life of just enjoying going to the movies with my daughter kind of thing. I'm sure by the time she's 10 i'll be vaping in the car pre movie and getting into the Relaxer zone.
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Post by: Space Freely on March 10, 2017, 04:43:41 pm
I think the kids movie preferences depend also on your personal sensibilities.

The Batman Lego Movie (and for that matter the Lego Movie itself) trailers just seem loud, obnoxious and over the top. I can not stand those types of in your face movies, be they animated or with real people. And neither can my quiet, mild-mannered Studio Ghibli loving daughter, who curses me out anytime I play my rock music too loud.

 But I can totally see how a wild and crazy guy like Relaxer, and his presumably chip off the old block two sons would love that kind of movie.
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Post by: ggw on March 10, 2017, 04:56:48 pm
I'm guessing Relaxer's kids got the Jenna Jameson Essential Gold Collection as a christening gift.
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Post by: vansmack on March 10, 2017, 05:21:41 pm
I'm guessing Relaxer's kids got the Jenna Jameson Essential Gold Collection as a christening gift.

From Uncle Smackie....
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 23, 2017, 11:22:48 am
I think the kids movie preferences depend also on your personal sensibilities.

The Batman Lego Movie (and for that matter the Lego Movie itself) trailers just seem loud, obnoxious and over the top. I can not stand those types of in your face movies, be they animated or with real people. And neither can my quiet, mild-mannered Studio Ghibli loving daughter, who curses me out anytime I play my rock music too loud.

 But I can totally see how a wild and crazy guy like Relaxer, and his presumably chip off the old block two sons would love that kind of movie.
The Lego Batman movie is slightly more over the top than the Lego Movie and the original Lego Movie is better but honestly they are both laugh riots. I did NOT want to see the Lego Movie at all and my friend convinced me and I thought it was one of the funnier movies of that year. Lego Batman movie is more of a movie for Batman fans than fans of the Lego Movie. Still very, very funny. Will Arnett has climbed the ranks as one of my favorite Batman...s..? Lol

Saw Get Out, I get the hype, but didn't think much of the plot. Thought the directing was great and the movie itself looked very nice. Thought it was a very well updated Stepford Wives more than anything.
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Post by: sweetcell on March 29, 2017, 02:16:27 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnCdOQsX5kc

ooooooooooooooooooooooooh yeah.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 29, 2017, 02:32:43 pm
Here's my finalized top 10 from 2016:

(1) Toni Erdmann
(2) Paterson
(3) Certain Women
(4) The Lobster
(5) Moonlight
(6) Manchester By The Sea
(7) The Handmaiden
(8) Love & Friendship
(9) Gimme Fiction
(10) La La Land
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Post by: Space Freely on March 29, 2017, 02:33:39 pm
As I get older and blinder, my tolerance for subtitles goes down. But Elle was totally worth putting up with subtitles for.
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Post by: Space Freely on March 29, 2017, 02:35:58 pm
Here's my finalized top 10 from 2016:

(1) Toni Erdmann
(2) Paterson
(3) Certain Women
(4) The Lobster
(5) Moonlight
(6) Manchester By The Sea
(7) The Handmaiden
(8) Love & Friendship
(9) Gimme Fiction
(10) La La Land

Gimme Fiction is a Spoon album. It's also a movie?
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Post by: Relaxer on March 29, 2017, 02:36:01 pm
Here are a few movies I've watched recently

Life -- 6/10. Its fine, rarely boring, but not all that exciting either. Pretty good characters but lacks the sense of dread that was in 'Alien'

XXX Return of Xander Cage -- 7/10 Completely ridiculous, but I have a high tolerance for these kinds of over-the-top international blockbuster action movies. At one point, Vin Diesel and a minor character are in dire mortal peril, and the film shows in detail how Vin escapes and then it just shows the other character strolling up with no explanation for how he escaped.

Assassins Creed -- 4/10 I never had any idea what was going on. Fassbender is cool but I've even played a couple of these video games and I still had no clue what was happening or why.

Kong Skull Island -- 5/10 This was fine, I didn't hate it, but once it was over, I didn't think of it again until just now.

Logan -- 7/10 Close to an 8 but not quite there. I liked this a lot but I've never really accepted Wolverine into my heart so it didn't have that special resonance/reverence that it does for others. Still, I enjoyed it.

Taken 3 -- 3/10 Good god this movie is so dumb, SO DUMB. Like I said, I have a very high tolerance for action movies that are completely realistic. But movies like XXX establish a certain 'world' and then stick with it somewhat consistently (though there's holes like the one I explained). Tak3n tries to be this gritty realistic movie, but it is annoyingly inconsistent that I basically hate it.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 29, 2017, 02:38:01 pm
Here's my finalized top 10 from 2016:

(1) Toni Erdmann
(2) Paterson
(3) Certain Women
(4) The Lobster
(5) Moonlight
(6) Manchester By The Sea
(7) The Handmaiden
(8) Love & Friendship
(9) Gimme Fiction
(10) La La Land

Gimme Fiction is a Spoon album. It's also a movie?
Whoops, weird Freudian slip; I am listening to Spoon. Meant to say Gimme Danger, Jim Jarmusch's Stooges doc.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 29, 2017, 02:38:36 pm
As I get older and blinder, my tolerance for subtitles goes down. But Elle was totally worth putting up with subtitles for.
I liked Elle.
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Post by: Relaxer on March 29, 2017, 02:38:55 pm
I mean, pretty early on in Tak3n, Liam Neeson is proven to be innocent of killing his ex-wife via videotape that is analyzed by the police, and yet they still keep chasing him and shooting at him and there's all these enormous disasters and crashes and mayhem and fatalities that result because Liam is trying to escape the police who know he's innocent.
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Post by: drewtang on March 29, 2017, 04:29:16 pm
Trainspotting 2 - Good not great.  Worth checking out if you're a fan of the first.  Funny and without the grosser scenes from the first sans maybe one.  Having the entire original cast helped. 7/10.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on May 12, 2017, 10:03:23 am
"danny says" - the life and times of danny fields
ramones, iggy, v.u., nico, doors, alice., etc.
Did anyone see the Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch on Stooges Doc 'Gimme Danger'

Finally got around to seeing this...what a great film
and such a sad tale, but glad that the ashtons and James Williamson got a nice coda before dying
and iggy is still standing...
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Post by: Space Freely on May 12, 2017, 10:19:06 am
"danny says" - the life and times of danny fields
ramones, iggy, v.u., nico, doors, alice., etc.
Did anyone see the Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch on Stooges Doc 'Gimme Danger'

Finally got around to seeing this...what a great film
and such a sad tale, but glad that the ashtons and James Williamson got a nice coda before dying
and iggy is still standing...


Two thumbs up from us on that one. Iggy is the man.

On a side note, I found Jarmusch's Paterson to be pretty boring. Movies about nice people are boring, I guess. My wife fell asleep during that one.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 12, 2017, 10:25:45 am
I loved both the Jarmusch films in question. Got a really cool poster for Gimme Danger when it played at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond.
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Post by: Bagley on May 12, 2017, 10:35:04 am
Paterson  was the closest Jarmusch has come to Stranger than Paradise,  technique wise, especially in regard to the pacing, relationship of the lead male/female characters and use of blackouts between scenes....  Loved the dog!

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Post by: dyecraig on May 13, 2017, 06:11:32 am
Paterson  was the closest Jarmusch has come to Stranger than Paradise,  technique wise, especially in regard to the pacing, relationship of the lead male/female characters and use of blackouts between scenes....  Loved the dog!


heard that the dog won the "palm d'og" award, which is actually a thing.
best part of that film, which i enjoyed also.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on May 13, 2017, 11:44:45 am
Paterson  was the closest Jarmusch has come to Stranger than Paradise,  technique wise, especially in regard to the pacing, relationship of the lead male/female characters and use of blackouts between scenes....  Loved the dog!


heard that the dog won the "palm d'og" award, which is actually a thing.
best part of that film, which i enjoyed also.
speaking of good dog's in film...watch a dogs purpose last night with the family.
man what a tear jerker, but really good

I'm looking forward to the new blade runner (https://youtu.be/gCcx85zbxz4)
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Post by: dyecraig on May 13, 2017, 04:13:50 pm
^ thx for the tip.
major dog fan.
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Post by: Space Freely on May 13, 2017, 04:46:58 pm
The Red Turtle. Mindblowing. But I still fell asleep.
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Post by: brennser on May 13, 2017, 04:53:17 pm
Brennsers had a lot of plane time recently so heres what I've watched recently - some of these have been around for a while but I don't get out to the movies much these days

Spotlight - A - fabulous treatment on a wrenching topic
Moonlight - B - v surprised this won an Oscar - last third was baffling
Life, Animated - A - delightful documentary about an autistic kid who learned to communicate via Disney movies
Manchester by the Sea - A- - Amazing performance by Casey Affleck
Hidden Figures - A- - great, inspiring, fun movie
Arrival - B- - sort of didn't really go anywhere
Amy - A- - very good, super sad portrayal of her downward spiral and her skeevy exploitative Dad
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Post by: herman otto on May 18, 2017, 02:31:37 pm
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/dark-crystal-returns-netflix-preps-prequel-to-henson-film-w482958

WOW
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Post by: sweetcell on May 18, 2017, 03:49:20 pm
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/dark-crystal-returns-netflix-preps-prequel-to-henson-film-w482958

WOW

very cool.  let's hope they don't butcher it...
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on May 18, 2017, 04:02:03 pm
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/dark-crystal-returns-netflix-preps-prequel-to-henson-film-w482958

WOW

very cool.  let's hope they don't butcher it...
agreed
man my kids hated it...made me turn it off after 20 mins
I think if they'd gotten through the first part they might have liked it more,
but Skeksis dinner
(https://i.makeagif.com/media/7-01-2015/HbvNVQ.gif)
and these guys showing up
(https://media.giphy.com/media/eQQTOJXqc3qZG/giphy.gif)
gave them nightmares for weeks
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Post by: herman otto on May 18, 2017, 04:23:58 pm
I used to rent the shit out of that film from the library, when I was a kid.  ah, the good ole days when we rented movies from the library.  3 to 5 at a time, if I was lucky.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on May 18, 2017, 04:33:15 pm
didn't you borrow them?

my kids love the library... the oldest walks out with at least 10 books each time and reads them all
and they get dvd's there as the play room just has DVD player
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Post by: herman otto on May 18, 2017, 04:43:34 pm
Yes, borrow.  Interesting. I didn't think people even still went to the library except to use free internet access, anymore.
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Post by: excontradiction on May 18, 2017, 04:50:52 pm
Finally saw Slumdog Millionaire last night.  Sgood.
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Post by: K8teebug on May 19, 2017, 11:34:00 am
Did not like. At all.
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Post by: ggw on June 09, 2017, 12:04:38 pm
The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century (so far) (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/09/movies/the-25-best-films-of-the-21st-century.html)

I've only seen nine of them.  I guess I lose my cinephile credentials.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 09, 2017, 12:24:01 pm
The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century (so far) (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/09/movies/the-25-best-films-of-the-21st-century.html)

I've only seen nine of them.  I guess I lose my cinephile credentials.
I watch arthouse cinema and I assure you that list is terrible. Million Dollar Baby #3? Oooooook...
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Post by: Space Freely on June 09, 2017, 12:54:26 pm
The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century (so far) (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/09/movies/the-25-best-films-of-the-21st-century.html)

I've only seen nine of them.  I guess I lose my cinephile credentials.
I watch arthouse cinema and I assure you that list is terrible. Million Dollar Baby #3? Oooooook...

I concur. I've seen 19 out of 25 on that list, and the only one that would make my own top 25 list for sure is Boyhood.
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Post by: Space Freely on June 09, 2017, 01:28:21 pm
As a parent, I see a lot more animated films than I did when I was childless. My Life as a Zucchini was one of the best.
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Post by: ggw on June 21, 2017, 08:26:45 am
Daniel Day-Lewis Announces Retirement From Acting (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/arts/daniel-day-lewis-announces-retirement-from-acting.html)
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on July 04, 2017, 04:32:07 pm
Baby Driver as everything is awesome about this movie... 
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Post by: rich_WDC on July 05, 2017, 12:28:18 pm
Baby Driver as everything is awesome about this movie...
Yeah, do not miss this one on the big screen if you are a fan of music & film.
Although it probably won't end up on a Top-50-Of-All-Time sorta thing, it is brilliant in many ways, esp the cool premise. 
Great cast, too.
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Post by: ggw on July 07, 2017, 09:40:15 am
I was a little disappointed with Baby Driver.  The soundtrack and the way they weave music into the story was great.  The car chases were good but the story never really goes anywhere.  I didn't find either Jon Hamm or Kevin Spacey to be convincing villains.  It's probably worth a trip to the theater, but as noted above, it won't make any "best of' lists.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on July 07, 2017, 10:57:59 am
I was a little disappointed with Baby Driver.  The soundtrack and the way they weave music into the story was great.  The car chases were good but the story never really goes anywhere.  I didn't find either Jon Hamm or Kevin Spacey to be convincing villains.  It's probably worth a trip to the theater, but as noted above, it won't make any "best of' lists.
You've been here long enough to know this: any visual media that features music prominently will be rated two letter grades higher than it actually deserves by this board. We had a weekly discussion of Vinyl, for God's sake.
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Post by: Kemosabe on July 07, 2017, 03:42:52 pm
Split sucked. 

Get Out ruled. 
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Post by: drewtang on July 09, 2017, 06:36:05 pm
I just watched "Get Out" and it was complete garbage.  I can only see people liking this due to politics...horrible.
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Post by: Kemosabe on July 10, 2017, 09:19:58 am
(http://media3.giphy.com/media/26gs6vEzlpaxuYgso/giphy.gif)
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Post by: challenged on July 10, 2017, 10:00:01 am
Enjoyed the big sick while visiting NYC. It should be here soon.
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Post by: Space Freely on July 10, 2017, 01:27:41 pm
Watched Gifted on the plane ride home from vacation. Was my daughter's pick. Conventional but surprisingly watchable. I also watched Kong Skull Island, among others. Is that the first film to user an Iggy song and an Ozzy song in the same film?
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on July 12, 2017, 05:06:58 pm
Loved Spider Man: Homecoming

Super funny, great action, tons of heart. Kind of like Ant-Man. Loved all the tie-ins/fallout from the main Avengers storyline too. Plus the after credits scene is just amazing.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on July 20, 2017, 04:14:56 pm
very much looking forward to 10/6
https://youtu.be/dZOaI_Fn5o4
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Post by: K8teebug on July 21, 2017, 09:14:36 am
The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century (so far) (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/09/movies/the-25-best-films-of-the-21st-century.html)

I've only seen nine of them.  I guess I lose my cinephile credentials.

I've seen 12. Not sure how Wendy and Lucy made that list. Sweet movie, but not the best of the century, by any means.
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Post by: Kemosabe on July 21, 2017, 09:35:43 am
The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century (so far) (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/09/movies/the-25-best-films-of-the-21st-century.html)

I've only seen nine of them.  I guess I lose my cinephile credentials.

I've seen 12. Not sure how Wendy and Lucy made that list. Sweet movie, but not the best of the century, by any means.
I have only seen six of those movies. 

How is Mulholland Drive not on the NY Times list? 

I've seen 12 of the top 25 from the link below, where Mulholland Drive is the number 1 movie (and have seen 34 of the top 100). 
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160819-the-21st-centurys-100-greatest-films

It seems like I have some catching up to do...
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Post by: herman otto on July 21, 2017, 12:33:41 pm
just watched, arrival.  damn, that is a great, great movie.  slow at first, and then it sucks you in . . . by the end you are simply left mesmerized by the concept and way it was shot.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on July 21, 2017, 01:24:57 pm
just watched, arrival.  damn, that is a great, great movie.  slow at first, and then it sucks you in . . . by the end you are simply left mesmerized by the concept and way it was shot.
And it passes, the, Bechdel test.
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Post by: sweetcell on July 22, 2017, 12:55:55 am
just watched, arrival.  damn, that is a great, great movie.  slow at first, and then it sucks you in . . . by the end you are simply left mesmerized by the concept and way it was shot.
And it passes, the, Bechdel test.

But does it pass the Kimmel test?
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on July 25, 2017, 02:20:15 pm
Caught Dunkirk last week, thought it was great. Nolan knows how to make pretty movies.

Baby Driver was also tons of fun, probably my favorite soundtrack of the year. Bits of the movie seem like a musical even during car chases. So much fun. Highly recommend!
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Post by: ggw on August 20, 2017, 09:03:43 am
Logan Lucky is quite entertaining.  Two thumbs up.
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Post by: excontradiction on September 23, 2017, 10:37:02 pm
Watched mother! and Black Swan this weekend.  I may need to hide in the corner tomorrow.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on September 25, 2017, 11:15:09 am
Watched mother! and Black Swan this weekend.  I may need to hide in the corner tomorrow.
I saw Mother! a couple nights ago and it definitely took me a couple days to process. I wasn't sure if I liked it or not but after a few days I think I want to see it again... That is one insane movie. I suggest everyone goes to see it. Every review I've read for it is wrong.......... I think.
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Post by: K8teebug on September 25, 2017, 11:38:29 am
The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century (so far) (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/09/movies/the-25-best-films-of-the-21st-century.html)

I've only seen nine of them.  I guess I lose my cinephile credentials.

I've seen 12. Not sure how Wendy and Lucy made that list. Sweet movie, but not the best of the century, by any means.
I have only seen six of those movies. 

How is Mulholland Drive not on the NY Times list? 

I've seen 12 of the top 25 from the link below, where Mulholland Drive is the number 1 movie (and have seen 34 of the top 100). 
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160819-the-21st-centurys-100-greatest-films

It seems like I have some catching up to do...

I've seen 48. And all of the top 5.
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Post by: excontradiction on September 25, 2017, 12:40:48 pm
Watched mother! and Black Swan this weekend.  I may need to hide in the corner tomorrow.
I saw Mother! a couple nights ago and it definitely took me a couple days to process. I wasn't sure if I liked it or not but after a few days I think I want to see it again... That is one insane movie. I suggest everyone goes to see it. Every review I've read for it is wrong.......... I think.

I loved it, critics be damned!
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Post by: jeffml on September 25, 2017, 02:05:50 pm
IT...SUCKS
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on September 26, 2017, 01:14:02 pm
Switching into horror movie gear. Watched It Follows and Hush last night. It Follows was a great throwback horror, Hush was heart pounding! I felt exhausted watching those 2 back to back.

Tonight I'll finally FINALLY see The Babadook and I think The Invitation.

Has anyone see Raw or The Lure!? They both sound so good!
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Post by: K8teebug on September 28, 2017, 11:05:43 am
I am also switching into horror movie gear! Will definitely be watching It Follows this year. Loved Babadook and We are who we are last year. Hope to get to the Invitation this year.

Anyone else have other suggestions?
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 02, 2017, 11:18:42 am
I am also switching into horror movie gear! Will definitely be watching It Follows this year. Loved Babadook and We are who we are last year. Hope to get to the Invitation this year.

Anyone else have other suggestions?
The Invitation is a crazy slow burner and plays it super close to the vest almost until the very end. I caught Green Inferno [Eli Roth] and it was absolutely horrible. The gore may have been even too much if it was supposed to be a camp horror... I just did not understand it. Also watched Creep and that was very odd... A super fun "found footage" type. Surprised to see they're making a sequel with the same killer in it. The ending is awesome.

I have a huge list I keep adding to. Finally going to go see IT this week as well!
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Post by: Space Freely on October 02, 2017, 11:32:15 am
Switching into horror movie gear. Watched It Follows and Hush last night. It Follows was a great throwback horror, Hush was heart pounding! I felt exhausted watching those 2 back to back.

Tonight I'll finally FINALLY see The Babadook and I think The Invitation.

Has anyone see Raw or The Lure!? They both sound so good!

I saw Raw. It was pointless garbage. I'm sure you'll love it.
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Post by: herman otto on October 03, 2017, 12:41:59 am
I am starting my annual horror film month.  so far, gurrrl . . . I am just going to admit it.  Madea Boo is a damn good movie.  Can't wait for the sequel this month.  rewatched Thir13en Ghosts which is a great great ghost movie.  soon fright night will be devoured, because it holds a special place in my heart as a vampire flick.  plus, watch dead alive.  lawnmowers.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 05, 2017, 02:09:40 pm
Caught IT last night. I thought they did a super good job of keep the scares going besides just jump scares. Some sequences in the movie feel like they on forever and it's terrifying. Literally like a nightmare you can't wake up from. What a fun Halloween movie!
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Post by: K8teebug on October 09, 2017, 09:10:13 am
Watched Green Room last night. Not what I thought it would be. Is the camera work in Creep super shaky? That gives me motion sickness if it's too bad.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 09, 2017, 10:36:38 am
Naw, I think most of the "found footage" stuff these days is pretty good. At least to me it's not bad. Creep's camera work wasn't anything I noticed as being a distraction. At certain points it feels like you're watching a movie vs "found footage".

Watched XX last night and it was definitely weird. Anthology type movie with 4 stories, all women directors, I think one was directed by St. Vincent. Not gory, but definitely weird. Change of pace from a lot of stuff I've been watching.
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Post by: ggw on November 22, 2017, 02:11:43 pm
Given its 100% Rotten Tomatoes score and 94 Metacritic score, I was expecting Lady Bird to blow me away.  It didn't, but it was still very good.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is better, IMHO.
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Post by: Space Freely on November 27, 2017, 10:29:35 am
A big thumbs up from my 10 year old for the film "Wonder."

That's the type of film you go see at the theater when you have a ten year old!

The preppy bully who mocked the film's hero's unattractive physical appearance was named "Julian."

Two things to note:

1. Owen Wilson is perfectly cast as the dad of a kid with a facial deformity.
2. Julia Roberts is aging quite gracefully.
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Post by: K8teebug on November 27, 2017, 02:17:59 pm
Given its 100% Rotten Tomatoes score and 94 Metacritic score, I was expecting Lady Bird to blow me away.  It didn't, but it was still very good.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is better, IMHO.

I think Lady Bird is a movie for women. I loved it.

Can't wait to see three billboards
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Post by: Space Freely on December 04, 2017, 02:03:58 pm
I really liked Wind River, another score for Hell or High Water screenwriter Taylor Sheridan.
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Post by: Bagley on December 13, 2017, 04:57:44 pm
Harry Dean Stanton's last film Lucky is tremendous.  An existential tour de force about growing old and facing death. David Lynch, whose beside himself because of his lost tortoise, plays a regular in a bar that Stanton's character frequents.
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Post by: excontradiction on December 13, 2017, 06:09:48 pm
Loved the Big Sick - free on Amazon Prime.

Also, this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89OP78l9oF0&feature=youtu.be
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Post by: ggw on December 13, 2017, 06:49:49 pm
Wondering if your favorite movie or TV show have been tarnished by sexual misconduct charges?  Rotten Apples lets you check (https://therottenappl.es/)
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Post by: ggw on December 30, 2017, 08:36:02 am
The new Star Wars movie assumes the viewer knows all the characters and story lines from the previous episodes. Since I don't, I felt like I had walked into the film midway. I'm sure it's very good if you are a follower of the franchise, but for me, it was just 2.5 hours trying to figure out what was going on.
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Post by: rich_WDC on December 30, 2017, 03:27:12 pm
Might be N'flix only, I dunno:   
"The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)" from indie Noah Baumbach.   Features a terrific dramatic casting of Adam Sandler (yes, that Adam Sandler and he's been listening to some drama direction, it is clear).    Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffmann, and Emma Thompson also have leading roles.    Script is well-written and the characters are so real and faulted.   I was hooked from the beginning.
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Post by: walkonbyeeeeeeeee on December 30, 2017, 05:04:02 pm
Did Dustin, grab anybody's breasts in it, then get upset when someone brings it up to him in an interview and denies it and wonders why the person waited years to say anything about it.
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Post by: LosthismindHatch ♆ ✯ ㋡ 🖖 ⛄ on December 30, 2017, 05:09:46 pm
Since I don't
for shame...
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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 02, 2018, 12:45:49 pm
Given its 100% Rotten Tomatoes score and 94 Metacritic score, I was expecting Lady Bird to blow me away.  It didn't, but it was still very good.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is better, IMHO.

Cannot wait to see Three Billboards. Totally agreed about Lady Bird. Thought the acting was great but the story was disjointed and the whole narrative felt challenging and wildly uneven.
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Post by: Yada on January 02, 2018, 01:05:45 pm
Coco: A-
Ferdinand: B-/C+
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 05, 2018, 11:52:06 am
Was not a big fan of the new Star Wars. Felt like nothing happened, new characters were crammed in and taken out to inspire some sort of fake emotional elements. At the end of the movie I felt let down seeing the Rebels depleted and seemingly making no headway against the first order. Felt like the ending of this movie should have been the beginning of it.

The Shape Of Water was amazing. I thought it his all the notes for a romance movie, a spy thriller, and a classic monster movie. My favorite GDT movie since Pan's. Thought it was a beautiful film.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 08, 2018, 10:14:08 am
Saw Call Me By Your Name and The Shape of Water over my very long and now feeling too short break. Both awesome.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 08, 2018, 10:15:02 am
Given its 100% Rotten Tomatoes score and 94 Metacritic score, I was expecting Lady Bird to blow me away.  It didn't, but it was still very good.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is better, IMHO.

Cannot wait to see Three Billboards. Totally agreed about Lady Bird. Thought the acting was great but the story was disjointed and the whole narrative felt challenging and wildly uneven.

I do think you needed to be a girl in the 90's to fully understand Lady Bird. That relationship was totally my mom and myself.
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Post by: Vas Deferens on January 08, 2018, 10:26:09 am
I agree with the WaPo ...." Three Billboards didn't need its racist cop"

SPOILERS:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act-four/wp/2017/11/28/three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri-didnt-need-its-racist-cop/?utm_term=.4ab3c001b290






Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is better, IMHO.
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Post by: Space Freely on January 08, 2018, 11:07:19 am
Harry Dean Stanton's last film Lucky is tremendous.  An existential tour de force about growing old and facing death. David Lynch, whose beside himself because of his lost tortoise, plays a regular in a bar that Stanton's character frequents.

I agree. My favorite film in a long, long time.
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Post by: Relaxer on January 08, 2018, 04:03:16 pm
Disaster Artist was so fun. It helps that A) I love 'The Room', and B) I loved the Sistero "Disaster Artist" book a LOT. The book is so damn funny. The movie has more pathos and conflict, but it was still good. I'm not a big James Franco fan, but dude absolutely nailed Wiseau.

Coco was a pleasant surprise. Ferdinand was disappointing because the book is so bucolic and this was Just Another Animated Movie.

Jumanji was great fun to watch with the kids because they fucking loved it. If I'd been watching it by myself at home, I would thought "Ok, that was fine, I will never think of it again" but because the kids loved it, we had a really fun time.

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Post by: walkonbyeeeeeeeee on January 08, 2018, 05:38:08 pm
I might have already said this before, but I saw three billboards awhile ago at the Alamo.  Hated it then, hate it now.  Like Wind River.  God, I hated that movie, too.
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Post by: Space Freely on January 11, 2018, 04:49:24 pm
Did we ever think we'd see the day when underwear model Markie Mark is the highest paid actor in Hollywood?
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Post by: Relaxer on January 11, 2018, 04:57:28 pm
I thought former professional wrestler dwayne johnson was the highest paid actor
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Post by: Space Freely on January 11, 2018, 05:15:50 pm
I thought former professional wrestler dwayne johnson was the highest paid actor

That was 2016 apparently

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/11/opinions/williams-wahlberg-pay-gap-opinion-alaimo/index.html

In 2017, as Hollywood's women bravely spoke out against sexual harassment, the pay gap between female and male actors did not seem to be closing. According to Forbes' list of top-paid actors, Wahlberg -- the highest-paid man in the biz -- made $42 million more than the top-paid actress, Emma Stone.

On a side note I have to laugh at Jessica Chastain and Michelle Williams crying about being underpaid when they have a net worth of 20 million each.
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Post by: walkonbyeeeeeeeee on January 11, 2018, 11:06:30 pm
I'm not sure whether to think this whole Mark Wahlberg thing, is simply where one actor, whether male or female, negotiated a better deal for themselves and somehow . . . that's a bad thing? If I could get an extra 1.5 million dollars for my job, I think I would say yes to it.
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Post by: martinrob on January 11, 2018, 11:55:20 pm
Johnson is box office viagra.
Wahlberg sucks.  He is a real piece of human garbage.  Check out his history of racism and assaulting children by throwing rocks at them while he was a teenager. 
Personally I do not watch his movies for the reasons above.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 16, 2018, 10:06:59 am
Really liked I, Tonya. And so far am loving having a moviepass. Tonight going to see The Post. Will Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep get on my nerves, or will I like it? We shall see.
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Post by: ggw on January 16, 2018, 10:45:33 am
I also really liked I, Tonya. No chance of winning Best Picture, but Allison Janney is certainly a strong contender for Best Supporting.

I'll be skipping The Post. I think I am one of the few people who simply isn't a fan of Spielberg films. I find them formulaic and utterly predictable.   
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Post by: Space Freely on January 16, 2018, 12:09:13 pm
Johnson is box office viagra.
Wahlberg sucks.  He is a real piece of human garbage.  Check out his history of racism and assaulting children by throwing rocks at them while he was a teenager. 
Personally I do not watch his movies for the reasons above.

He served time for his crimes and seems genuinely remorseful and has gone on to (I think) live a crime and racism free life since doing some fucked up things as a teenager. Aren't we as a good society supposed to forgive people like that? I mean, if the victims were your family or friends I could see how it might be more difficult to forgive....
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Post by: Bagley on January 16, 2018, 12:58:17 pm
I think I am one of the few people who simply isn't a fan of Spielberg films. I find them formulaic and utterly predictable.

ditto


I Am Not Your Negro is an excellent documentary about Evers, King and Malcolm X through the eyes of the eloquent James Baldwin (voice by Samuel L. Jackson).  The perfect film to watch yesterday or any day for that matter.  Found it on Amazon.  EVERYONE needs to see this film.