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Title: General Movie Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on August 02, 2014, 05:54:23 PM
Review movies, post what you watched today, post trailers for upcoming movies, etc.




Here's a list of movies I've watched (for the first time) between May until now:

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane 3/5
Stranger by the Lake 3.5/5
Cold in July 3.5/5
Medium Cool 4/5
Moneyball 4/5
Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story 3.5/5
Gideon’s Army 3/5
Hard to Be a God 4.5/5
The Times of Harvey Milk 4/5
The Case Against 8 3.5/5
Sabotage 2.5/5
The Internship 1.5/5
The Immigrant 3.5/5
Enough Said 3.5/5
The Hurt Locker 3/5
The Battered Bastards of Baseball 3/5
Don’t Deliver Us from Evil 3/5
Where the Buffalo Roam 2.5/5
Splice 2/5
Now You See Me 1/5
Autoluminescent: Rowland S Howard 4/5
42 2.5/5
They Came Together 4/5
Awakenings 3/5
The Raid 2 4.5/5
Snowpiercer 3.5/5
Magic 3/5
Oldboy (2013) 1.5/5
Cop Land 3.5/5
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction 3.5/5
Afflicted 3/5
Warrior 3/5
Doubt 3/5
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory 4/5
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations 4/5
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills 4/5
Brother's Keeper 4/5
Birth of the Living Dead 3/5
The Driver   4/5
Hit and Run 3/5
Dear Mr. Watterson 2.5/5
Hard Time 3.5/5
The Frozen Ground 2/5
Marc Maron: Thinky Pain 3.5/5
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 4.5/5
Oculus 3.5/5
Straight Time 4.5/5
Still Bill 3/5
Blue Chips 2.5/5
Don Jon 2/5
In the Loop 3.5/5
Juice 3/5
Headhunters 4/5
Submarine 3.5/5
The Double 4.5/5
Child of God 1.5/5
Bullhead 3/5
Rust and Bone 4/5
The Sacrament 3.5/5
Jodorowsky’s Dune 4/5
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Post by: jer on August 02, 2014, 11:08:03 PM
It's so absurd that this movie is being made, but I'm so looking forward to it!


"I don't want to die in Canada!"
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Post by: tenderfoot_blues on August 03, 2014, 08:45:39 AM
I watched the Immigrant last night and really liked it.
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Post by: Pat2099 on August 03, 2014, 07:47:01 PM
Guardians of the Galaxy 5/5
Lego Movie 5/5
Under the Skin 5/5
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Post by: skateandannoy on August 06, 2014, 07:33:01 AM
Times of Harvey Milk is so good. So is the Lego Movie. I really want to see Under the Skin, and Lucy. How to Train Your Dragon 2 was good too.
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Post by: Pat2099 on August 07, 2014, 03:29:40 PM
Jodorowsky’s Dune 4.5/5

Very inspiring. Jodorowsky looks good and very lively for an 84 year old.
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Post by: Semi on August 08, 2014, 03:26:59 AM
Guardians of the Galaxy was great, James Gunn is probably my favourite director at the moment.
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Post by: tenderfoot_blues on August 08, 2014, 10:48:04 AM
I watched Annie Hall for the first time last night. I liked most of it.
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Post by: Pat2099 on August 09, 2014, 09:57:36 AM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) 3.5/ 5

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie wasn't bad, definitely had some corny parts, but it was entertaining enough if you don't overthink it. Their  origin was the worst part in my opinion. 
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Post by: Joe on August 09, 2014, 10:11:39 AM
Times of Harvey Milk is so good. So is the Lego Movie. I really want to see Under the Skin, and Lucy. How to Train Your Dragon 2 was good too.

Lucy was one of the worst movies I've ever seen, just as a heads-up. 
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Post by: Anna Karina on August 09, 2014, 10:17:15 PM
(http://i59.tinypic.com/rm4hns.jpg)

This was so much more insane than I expected it to be. Loved the score for it and would like to find it if possible.
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Post by: pronetoaccidents on August 10, 2014, 10:02:07 AM
brett.. i just saw stranger by the lake about a week ago. it was pretty sweet.

i saw this too.. it was a pretty cool tour documentary about the chinese punk band Joyside. interviews in public bathrooms, copious alcohol consumption, broken english, everything i like in a movie about punkrocknroll of the asian variety

(http://rockinchina.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/wasted_orient_cover.jpg?w=500)
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Post by: Nate Rainey on August 10, 2014, 10:50:53 AM
Joyside is ridiculous....I always wondered how they got such clean recordings when they've clearly never been sober in their lives.
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Post by: pronetoaccidents on August 10, 2014, 10:56:34 AM
yeah those dudes party hard man.. i'm pretty sure they are at the level of alcoholism where they'd go through the shakes and seizures and whatnot.
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Post by: IMAWRAETHTHU on September 03, 2014, 09:30:52 AM
Showing Shortbus to this super hetero little cutie that i love...

she was interested enough in the story but didn't want to borrow it to watch the rest cause i guess she isn't really into watching people fuck and stuff...regardless of the sex though, that is a really good movie!!

I just got my copies of May, Choke, and The Dead Girl back from her, haven't seen May in way too long, really glad my friend liked that one, she said she tried to show it to as many people as possible!
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Post by: Anna Karina on September 03, 2014, 10:40:34 AM
Movies watched in August:

Duel 3.5/5
The Mist 3/5
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles 3.5/5
The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack 3.5/5
The Source Family 3.5/5
Lake Mungo 3/5
Changeling (2008) 2.5/5
Serial Killer Culture 0.5/5
King of New York 3.5/5
How to Die in Oregon 4/5
Trees Lounge 3.5/5
Downloaded 2.5/5
Godzilla (2014) 3/5
Rich Hill 4/5
Body Snatchers 3/5
Rush 3/5
Mama 0.5/5
Eaten Alive 3/5
The Sessions 3.5/5
Before Sunset 3.5/5
Identity Thief 1/5
Summer of Sam 2.5/5
The World’s End 2.5/5
Appropriate Adult 3.5/5
Charm 0/5
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Post by: BagginSagginBrian on September 03, 2014, 11:57:39 AM
Watched a showing of Lawrence of Arabia at castro theater the other day.  The restoration is flawless.
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Post by: Anna Karina on September 03, 2014, 12:07:07 PM
i saw this too.. it was a pretty cool tour documentary about the chinese punk band Joyside. interviews in public bathrooms, copious alcohol consumption, broken english, everything i like in a movie about punkrocknroll of the asian variety

(http://rockinchina.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/wasted_orient_cover.jpg?w=500)
Is there anywhere I can download this? Can't find a torrent.
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Post by: Anna Karina on September 18, 2014, 03:27:50 AM
Unlike last month, almost every movie I've watched has ranged from interesting to really (or surprisingly) good lately.

I'll post the full list at the end of the month like usual with my ratings because I'm a dumb dickhole, but I'll say my favorites so far have been Life Itself, Crystal Lake Memories, Edge of Tomorrow, Night Catches Us, and Coherence.
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Post by: AaronTheCabe on September 18, 2014, 05:54:52 AM
Movies watched in August:
The Mist 3/5
Trees Lounge 3.5/5
Before Sunset 3.5/5
Summer of Sam 2.5/5
The World’s End 2.5/5

The mist surprisingly has the least hollywood ending of all time and it still boggles my mind that the director got away with that cut.
Before Sunset, sunrise are some of my favorite films but i still haven't seen before midnight and that pisses me off
Trees Lounge is like a movie of a tom waits song, Small Change era
Summer of Sam i enjoyed when i saw it but wouldn't watch it again. i am a sucker for john leguizamo though. he's always dapper
World's End i think might have been a better written and executed film that the other movies in his cornelio trilogy but despite that wasn't as enjoyable as shawn of dawn. still pretty good though. i would say 3/5.

I watched Oldboy and Lady Vengence recently and have been on the whole Korean Wave kick of recent. Doomsday Books is one of the best anthology films i've seen in quite awhile, if not ever.

Mr Nobody, would have been a great movie if the idea hadn't already been done multiple times (ie sliding doors, etc)
Bronson and Only god Forgives 5/5 for Bronson, 4/5 for ONly God Forgives. I thought it was better that Drive. Has a sergio Leone feel about it and Jim Jarmusch mixed together. Wide shots, little dialogue, interesting use of colors (perhaps even a little Dario Argento inspired?) slow build to epic moments
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Post by: pronetoaccidents on September 18, 2014, 07:24:45 AM
Unlike last month, almost every movie I've watched has ranged from interesting to really (or surprisingly) good lately.

I'll post the full list at the end of the month like usual with my ratings because I'm a dumb dickhole, but I'll say my favorites so far have been Life Itself, Crystal Lake Memories, Edge of Tomorrow, Night Catches Us, and Coherence.

not that i know of. if i find one i'll send it your way or post it here.

looking forward to David O. Russells new one coming out in Decemeber and Tarantinos Hateful Eight.
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Post by: skateandannoy on September 18, 2014, 10:47:40 AM
Times of Harvey Milk is so good. So is the Lego Movie. I really want to see Under the Skin, and Lucy. How to Train Your Dragon 2 was good too.

Lucy was one of the worst movies I've ever seen, just as a heads-up. 
Haha that doesn't surprise me but dang. I saw Guardians of the Galaxy since I last posted in this thread, I hated it.
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Post by: Joe on September 18, 2014, 12:06:39 PM
I think what made Lucy so bad, was that it didn't have to be dumb.  They just made really dumb decisions with the story. 

Under The Skin was really beautiful.  Really slow and simple.  It was definitely more of an Art movie... like, I could probably watch it without any dialogue and I would still think it was pretty.  Story wise, it could have been slightly more detailed or thought out or something.  Parts of it left me wanting more depth.  I would watch it again, though.
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Post by: skateandannoy on September 18, 2014, 12:22:13 PM
I think what made Lucy so bad, was that it didn't have to be dumb.  They just made really dumb decisions with the story. 

Under The Skin was really beautiful.  Really slow and simple.  It was definitely more of an Art movie... like, I could probably watch it without any dialogue and I would still think it was pretty.  Story wise, it could have been slightly more detailed or thought out or something.  Parts of it left me wanting more depth.  I would watch it again, though.
I love that type of shit so that's good news!
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Post by: michaelcopeland on September 26, 2014, 02:42:17 PM
They're going to be making a documentary about Elephant 6 that I think looks like it might be pretty cool.
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Post by: Anna Karina on October 01, 2014, 04:57:26 AM
Movies watched in September:

The Counselor 3/5
Waxwork 3.5/5
Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist 3.5/5
Maps to the Stars 4/5
Stoker 2.5/5
Before Sunrise 3.5/5
A Dangerous Method 3.5/5
Night Catches Us 4/5
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th 4/5
Coherence 4/5
The One I Love 3.5/5
The Rover 3/5
The Cheshire Murders 3.5/5
Life Itself 4.5/5
Whitewash 3/5
Silent House 3.5/5
Black Rock 2/5
Edge of Tomorrow 4/5
House of 1000 Corpses 3/5
Rob the Mob 3.5/5
100 Bloody Acres 3/5
The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears 2.5/5
Night Moves 3/5
Murder Party 3/5
The Heat 1.5/5
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Post by: lindsey on October 21, 2014, 08:14:54 PM
the new dumb & dumber looks horrible beyond words ugghhh
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Post by: skateandannoy on October 26, 2014, 06:36:45 PM
the new dumb & dumber looks horrible beyond words ugghhh
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Post by: BagginSagginBrian on October 29, 2014, 11:42:48 AM
Movies watched in September:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/last-male-heir-to-bloodline-watches-movie-alone-on,20969/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=LinkPreview%3A1%3ADefault&recirc=entertainment
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Post by: Anna Karina on October 29, 2014, 02:24:47 PM
Wow, hilarious!
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Post by: AaronTheCabe on October 29, 2014, 03:03:43 PM
not cool ponyboy. that ain't golden at all
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Post by: jer on October 29, 2014, 04:19:14 PM
welp, brian...

(http://i.imgur.com/lPnQHt9.png)
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Post by: AaronTheCabe on November 01, 2014, 04:25:27 PM
Finally getting to see Elysium and am loving it and thought it would be important (somewhat, superficially) to explain why. South African writer / director Neil Blomkamp is one of the very few didactic filmmakers out there. I, myself, am a didactic writer. For those unaware, didactic literature or art is made for the purpose of teaching or imparting a philosophy, social code, or ideal (thats my summary without looking at wikipedia). Edgar Allen Poe, while I love him, is famous for a specific critical essay denouncing didactic writers and basically saying it doesn't belong in the fiction realm. Its also important to note that while some literature /movies do impart certain metaphors, such as may be found in many Scorcese films, it doesn't necessarily make it didactic in the sense said view points are often a superfulous or extended view of the artist and imbeded into the art through the artists culture, personal philosophies, popular ideals but are not important in any way to the story. To juxtapose a didactic film versus one that is close but not quite, i would say look at Apocalypse Now versus Taxi Driver. now this is an easy example since Apocalypse Now is basically Vietnam Heart of Darkness, which was a book with a specific point to make that was explained via metaphor, analogy, and plot. Why many disagree with the didactic approach is that the first keys to a good story, a really good story, should not be broad or built upon ideals, but upon individuals, characterization, and the conflict (plot) therein. I often struggle with these distinctions and was criticized very heavily at Georgia State University for building my story upon certain things I wanted to impart *first* with the rest built around that. For those who made it this far, its actually really wicked cool considering the kind of media we have today and for other writers to understand what they and other artist may or may not be saying

additional movie schtuff: finally saw the following too
Edge of Tomorrow : 3/5... as much as i want to dislike tom cruise movies he usually does a decent if not good job and here he was perfect. pacing was perfect. the only other "groundhog day" (read: twilight zone original) idea done well and for its purpose, was executed flawlessly. i would give it a 4/5 except that it doesn't have the re-watchability that groundhog day did, but as far as craft goes, may even be better

Guardians of the Galaxy - 3.5/5, We are Groot (need i say more?)

X-men days of future past: 2.5/5,  good script, bad direction. pacing was all wrong and lack of good film score
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Post by: Anna Karina on November 02, 2014, 10:47:52 PM
To try and not give too much away, so Interstellar has the usual Nolan flaws/heavy exposition which I'm not a fan of. Looks phenomenal (though I don't give a shit about the first act, it's all about space nigga). My main problem with the movie is when [actor] shows up. Really unnecessary how it unfolds. Some bizarre character decisions.

Definitely a fun experience though.

[spoiler]Also, we need spoiler tags.[/spoiler]
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Post by: lindsey on November 03, 2014, 09:01:14 AM
we made a valiant effort to watch as many horror movies in October as we could, but most were super boring (we tried to go through the old classics). Pretty sure we're gonna watch hella Harry Potter in November with SNUGGLES AND CIDER I can't wait.
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Post by: BlakeK on November 08, 2014, 07:58:42 PM
I just got back from seeing Gone Girl. It was the first movie I've seen in a theater in a year. I thought it was pretty good. Has anyone else seen it? Everyone is really good in it, even Tyler Perry. Neil Patrick Harris was very good in it. I would have liked a little more back story on his character. The overall story was more interesting than I thought it would be.
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Post by: AaronTheCabe on November 11, 2014, 04:17:26 PM
To try and not give too much away, so Interstellar has the usual Nolan flaws/heavy exposition which I'm not a fan of. Looks phenomenal (though I don't give a shit about the first act, it's all about space nigga). My main problem with the movie is when [actor] shows up. Really unnecessary how it unfolds. Some bizarre character decisions.

Definitely a fun experience though.

[spoiler]Also, we need spoiler tags.[/spoiler]

as more of nolan fan from the Following and Memento days (no seriously, and i saw dark knight having only seen 20 minutes of batman begins because i thought it just wasn't that interesting [at that time, which was a bad time to watch it] ) do you recommend theater or torrent?
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Post by: Anna Karina on November 11, 2014, 04:30:21 PM
IMAX. Almost half the movie was shot in 70mm.
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Post by: Anna Karina on November 16, 2014, 02:54:52 AM
So I completely hated The Guest.
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Post by: Anna Karina on November 27, 2014, 06:18:34 PM
Watched Buzzard and Nothing Bad Can Happen today. Easily two of my favorite movies of the year so far. The Buzzard trailer doesn't do it justice and I think the board would like it a lot. Nothing Bad Can Happen is a bit more dense but it's really good.




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Post by: BlakeK on January 01, 2015, 03:20:50 PM
I've watched Nightcrawler, Boyhood, and The Interview this past week. I enjoyed all 3 but Nightcrawler was my favorite of the 3. It reminds me a lot of Taxi Driver which is one of my favorite movies. I'm going to do tweek Brett's thing and assign a grade.

Nightcrawler: A
Boyhood: A-
The Interview: B- (context had an effect on how enjoyable it was; if Kim Jong Un and North Korea wouldn't have made such a fuss, I would have probably given it a C+. Him being mocked in the movie was more worthwhile)
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Post by: Anna Karina on January 02, 2015, 12:56:44 AM
Was gonna post my December movies but realized I haven't posted my list since September. So...


December:

The Interview 3/5
Ape 3.5/5
Nebraska 2/5
Gone Girl 3/5
Starred Up 3.5/5
The Skeleton Twins 3.5/5
22 Jump Street 4/5
21 Jump Street 3.5/5
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger 3/5
Choke 1/5
The Phantom Tollbooth 3/5
Last Action Hero 4/5
Wanderlust 3/5

+ A bunch of Christmas movies but I'm not keeping track of that shit. But I think I finally convinced my mother that Die Hard is a Christmas movie.


November:

American Splendor 4.5/5 (rewatch)
Permanent Midnight 2/5
Persona 5/5 (rewatch)
The Dog 4/5
Nothing Bad Can Happen 4.5/5
Buzzard 4/5
A Simple Plan 3.5/5
Alive Inside 3/5
Olive Kitteridge 4/5
Hello Ladies: The Movie 2.5/5
Housebound 3/5
Starry Eyes 3.5/5
The Guest 1.5/5 (hated this shit)
Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home 3.5/5
Lost for Life 2.5/5
Altman 3.5/5
Boyhood 3.5/5
Afternoon Delight 3.5/5
Listen Up Philip 4/5
Interstellar 3.5/5



October:

The Dead Zone 3.5/5
In The Mouth of Madness 4/5
The Night Flier 3.5/5
The Blood Spattered Bride 3/5
Horns 3/5
The ABCs of Death 2 2.5/5
The Deadly Spawn 3/5
The Legend of Hell House 3.5/5
Hatchet II 2.5/5
Fire Walk With Me 4/5
A Lizard in a Woman's Skin 3.5/5
WNUF Halloween Special 3.5/5
In Her Skin 2/5
The Woman (2011) 4/5
House on the Edge of the Park 4/5
Tragic Ceremony 1.5/5
Tsigoineruwaizen 4.5/5
Honeymoon 3.5/5
In Their Sleep 2/5
Open Windows 0.5/5
Society 4.5/5
The Loved Ones 4/5
Don't Go in the House 3.5/5
The Town That Dreaded Sundown 3/5
Razorback 3/5
The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh 3/5
The Perfect Host 2.5/5
American Mary 2.5/5
Entrance 3/5
V/H/S: Viral 2/5
The Night of the Hunter 4/5
Livide 4/5
Chasing Sleep 2.5/5
La Vie Nouvelle 3.5/5
The Kindred 4/5
Angst 4.5/5
Sauna 2/5
Cemetery Man 4/5
Rituals 5/5
Martin 3.5/5
Motel Hell 3.5/5
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Post by: lindsey on January 02, 2015, 06:50:46 AM
we watched the interview last night. meh. it was alright.
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Post by: manmagic on January 02, 2015, 06:57:21 AM
we watched the interview last night. meh. it was alright.

agree, it was no pineapple express.
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Post by: BlakeK on January 02, 2015, 07:53:50 AM
Everyone should see Nightcrawler. It's pretty damn good. Boyhood was good but isn't something I'd watch again. It did a great job of portraying family. If you have 3 hours to sit and watch it, I think it's worth it. I think it's really cool how it was made over 12 years so there was no need for artificial aging or different actors.
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Post by: BlakeK on January 23, 2015, 10:10:45 PM
American Sniper: C (good performance by Bradley Cooper but otherwise a boring movie; the Hurt Locker did a better job of conveying the themes in American Sniper)
Birdman: A- (very good and original; I didn't care for the ending but that's okay)
Foxcatcher: A (amazing performances by all; it is a shame it didn't get an Oscar nomination for best picture as I think it's the best film of 2014; highly recommended.)
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Post by: Anna Karina on February 02, 2015, 12:27:04 AM
Movies watched in January:

Putney Swope 5/5
O.C. and Stiggs 2/5
Foxcatcher 2/5
Predestination 3/5
Frank 3.5/5
[REC]⁴ Apocalypse 1.5/5
American Sniper 1/5
A Most Violent Year 3.5/5
John Wick 3.5/5
Video Games: The Movie 0.5/5
Birdman 3/5
The King of Comedy 3/5
Miami Vice 3/5
Whiplash 4.5/5
Burn After Reading 3.5/5 (rewatch)
Inherent Vice 4.5/5
The Hangover Part III 1/5
Taking Woodstock 2.5/5
Smoke 3/5
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Post by: BlakeK on February 02, 2015, 07:17:29 PM
I thought you'd like Foxcatcher more than you did. I need to check out Whiplash, A Most Violent Year, and finish Inherent Vice. I am about halfway through. Amanda thought it was boring so I switched it to Selma.

Selma: B-
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Post by: lindsey on February 02, 2015, 10:06:54 PM
i watched all 8 harry potters this month, A++++

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Post by: Phitney on February 03, 2015, 08:17:25 AM
I wish I had more time to sit down and focus on a movie, but usually I just watch a familiar movie when I'm falling asleep. That said, here are the ones I've seen lately:

The Zero Theorem 4.5/5
Big Eyes 3.5/5 (Comparing his role here vs Zero Theorem really solidified how fantastic of an actor he is)
Frank 4/5
The Interview 2.5/5
Robot and Frank 4/5
St. Vincent 3.5/5
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies 4/5
Only Lovers Left Alive 4/5
The Obvious Child 4/5

I'm bad at rating movies. I either love most things or I carefully select movies that I'm sure I'll like. On my to-watch list: Enemy, Spring Breakers, Inherent Vice, and Under The Skin.
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Post by: skateandannoy on February 04, 2015, 10:53:53 AM
A friend made me watch The Interview. So Bad. Let me know what you think of Spring Breakers Whitney! I really liked it.
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Post by: Phitney on February 04, 2015, 11:50:16 AM
Definitely! I've been meaning to watch it for a while. The whole Selena Gomez being in a Harmony Korine movie and James Franco basically being Riff Raff is pretty intriguing to me.
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Post by: lindsey on February 04, 2015, 01:47:32 PM
robot and frank waaaah
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Post by: manmagic on February 06, 2015, 10:09:34 AM
I didn't watch it recently, but I really disliked Spring Breaker.

I watched Horns the other night on Netflix and that was pretty awful as well.
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Post by: momitsnowme on February 09, 2015, 10:07:31 AM
Jer and I watched the interview last night and I thought it was pretty funny. I also enjoyed the scenery and music.
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Post by: Phitney on February 09, 2015, 11:16:42 AM
I watched Wild the other day since I finished the book. It was amazing, though they added things that weren't in the book and took things out that were in the book. The book was better, but the movie was really nice to visualize exactly what she was hiking through and enduring. Now I want to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Or at least the John Muir Trail.
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Post by: BagginSagginBrian on February 10, 2015, 02:24:27 PM
Yeah I've been wanting to watch Wild. I've only hiked around point reyes, which is absolutely amazing.  Also hitched from Santa Barbara to Tillamook or. on the Pacific Coast hiway which is also mind blowing,  this spring I'm going to bike from Sf to the Lost coast and back.
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Post by: manmagic on February 14, 2015, 01:54:49 PM

yes, yes, and yes. Best movie so far of 2015.
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Post by: Phitney on February 14, 2015, 06:27:42 PM
I saw Interstellar in IMAX today and it was pretty great. Best sci fi movie I've seen since Moon, but still not better than Moon. But still fantastic.

Now I'm going to review my general and special relativity notes.
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Post by: AaronTheCabe on February 26, 2015, 10:04:54 PM
birdman.....amazing
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Post by: Anna Karina on March 01, 2015, 12:08:48 AM
Movies watched in February:

Another Day in Paradise 2.5/5
Eyes Without a Face 4.5/5
The Rum Diary 2/5
Citizenfour 3.5/5
Klute 3.5/5
Box of Moonlight 2.5/5
The Savages 3/5
Why Don't You Play in Hell? 4/5
Fury 3.5/5
The Overnighters 3/5
Kids for Cash 3/5
Top Five 3.5/5
Selma 3/5
Nightcrawler 4/5
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Post by: lindsey on March 01, 2015, 10:03:54 AM
last night we watched the room with rifftrax
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Post by: manmagic on March 01, 2015, 10:42:09 AM

Why Don't You Play in Hell? 4/5


This one was good!
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Post by: BlakeK on March 01, 2015, 05:04:10 PM
The Imitation Game: B+; good movie. I would have been okay with this winning best picture based on the nominees. The historical inaccuracie bothered me but not as bad as they did in Selma.

The Theory of Everything: B+; great performance by what's his face who won best actor. It does bother me that playing a character with some sort of disability seems to all but guarantee that you will win. I would have liked it more if they would have went deeper into the physics, explored the allegations of abuse levied against Hawkings second wife (abuse was suspected but Hawking would not confirm), and perhaps delve into the complex relationships a little deeper.

Whiplash: A-; J.K. Simmons winning for best supporting actor might be the only major Oscar category where I agreed with the winner. I didn't like the abrupt ending and found it hard to suspend disbelief at times. Highly recommend it, though.
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Post by: Anna Karina on March 01, 2015, 06:43:55 PM
The ending was the best part. The crash was the dumbest.
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Post by: BlakeK on March 02, 2015, 06:13:27 PM
The ending was the best part. The crash was the dumbest.
Yeah the crash and the fact that no one asked what was wrong with him. Nope it's a really important band concert. It doesn't matter if you come in bloody and obviously concussed. No one even talked about the car accident after it happened! No one! Not the kid, not his dad, not the lawyer, not even the police who would be pretty pissed that he left the scene of an accident. The car accident is when I had to suspend disbelief.

The ending was great, I just wanted the movie to go on a little longer. I'm sure that would have ruined the movie but at the time, I just wanted to see more interactions between the two perhaps to see what happened to them after the show. I get that having that in there wouldn't be practical.
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Post by: Phitney on March 04, 2015, 02:27:15 PM
The car crash biz frustrated me to no end because of exactly that: It just happened and no one ever talked about it again. Super ridiculous.

Otherwise, fantastic film though I also wanted it to go on a little longer. At the same time, though, I don't know what more they could have done while it still being a great film.
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Post by: Anna Karina on March 04, 2015, 09:01:56 PM
The most annoying part of it to me is a high schooler being able to rent a car. COME ON!
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Post by: AaronTheCabe on March 05, 2015, 06:49:04 PM
The most annoying part of it to me is a high schooler being able to rent a car. COME ON!

16 and older for Uhaul rental ahha! not the same but...AHA
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Post by: BlakeK on March 06, 2015, 06:07:56 AM
The most annoying part of it to me is a high schooler being able to rent a car. COME ON!
I'm confused, I thought this was a college. How does this kid live on his own? The movie is making far less sense now.
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Post by: Anna Karina on March 06, 2015, 08:41:14 AM
I assumed it was high school since I always see it mentioned that it was "based off" Chazelle's experience at Princeton High School, though I guess it's portrayed as more of a specialty school like Julliard. Either way I'm pretty sure he's not 23 years old in the movie, which I could be wrong but I believe that's how old you need to be to rent a car.
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Post by: manmagic on March 06, 2015, 05:36:59 PM
Watched Housebound on netflix today. Two thumbs way up.
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Post by: kaywhyelleee on March 14, 2015, 06:55:26 PM
I've been trying to watch a lot more movies lately to try and understand film study as a thing. These two dudes on YouTube, Every Frame a Painting and Nerdwriter, do video essays on movies that sparked my interest. Since starting this I've watched a lot of movies. So far my favorites are ones by Kubrick (The Shining above everything, pretty much), Fincher (Gone Girl was so good, and everything else I've seen by him is so good), and Lynch. Though I dipped for a while there into that French New Wave thing and watched a lot of Jean-Luc Goddard movies, and I tried to go further back with stuff from Fritz Lang and that movie The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, which is amazing. Anything you guys might recommend my way?
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Post by: Anna Karina on March 14, 2015, 07:22:27 PM
I've been trying to watch a lot more movies lately to try and understand film study as a thing. These two dudes on YouTube, Every Frame a Painting and Nerdwriter, do video essays on movies that sparked my interest. Since starting this I've watched a lot of movies. So far my favorites are ones by Kubrick (The Shining above everything, pretty much), Fincher (Gone Girl was so good, and everything else I've seen by him is so good), and Lynch. Though I dipped for a while there into that French New Wave thing and watched a lot of Jean-Luc Goddard movies, and I tried to go further back with stuff from Fritz Lang and that movie The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, which is amazing. Anything you guys might recommend my way?
If you like Kubrick, anything by Tarkovsky, specifically Solaris and Stalker
Hiroshima Mon Amour
Persona
Fantastic Planet
Paris, Texas
The Double Life of Veronique
Sullivan's Travels
Paper Moon
The Last Picture Show
Wings of Desire
Ratcatcher
I Am Cuba
Punishment Park
Le Bonheur
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Post by: kaywhyelleee on March 14, 2015, 07:36:00 PM
I've been trying to watch a lot more movies lately to try and understand film study as a thing. These two dudes on YouTube, Every Frame a Painting and Nerdwriter, do video essays on movies that sparked my interest. Since starting this I've watched a lot of movies. So far my favorites are ones by Kubrick (The Shining above everything, pretty much), Fincher (Gone Girl was so good, and everything else I've seen by him is so good), and Lynch. Though I dipped for a while there into that French New Wave thing and watched a lot of Jean-Luc Goddard movies, and I tried to go further back with stuff from Fritz Lang and that movie The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, which is amazing. Anything you guys might recommend my way?
If you like Kubrick, anything by Tarkovsky, specifically Solaris and Stalker
Hiroshima Mon Amour
Persona
Fantastic Planet
Paris, Texas
The Double Life of Veronique
Sullivan's Travels
Paper Moon
The Last Picture Show
Wings of Desire
Ratcatcher
I Am Cuba
Punishment Park
Le Bonheur

I did watch Nostalghia by him, I really liked it! I have Solaris, Andrei's Childhood and The Sacrifice very high on my to-watch list.  And I haven't seen any of those movies. Awesome; thank you.
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Post by: kaywhyelleee on March 14, 2015, 07:36:20 PM
Also, how freaking good was Birdman?
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Post by: BlakeK on March 14, 2015, 10:55:35 PM
I decided to watch all of Paul Thomas Anderson's movies as there are several I haven't seen. I'm watching Magnolia for the first time. Very strange movie but I like it. It's really fucking long. I love John C Reilly. He cracks me up in Boogie Nights (which I rewatched last night). He's basically the same guy he is in Step Brothers. My favorite P.T. Anderson movie is There Will Be Blood. One of the top 5 greatest movies of all time in my opinion.
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Post by: Anna Karina on March 15, 2015, 11:07:48 AM
Magnolia is the one movie from him I don't like, and man, I really hate that movie. That fuckin' sing-a-long...

On his episode of the WTF Maron podcast he mentions that if he could re-edit it, he'd cut out some of the stories and make it way shorter. It'd be interesting to see but there's no way he does that at this point. And yeah, John C. Reilly is a really underrated actor. He's great in Hard Eight too (PT Anderson's first film).
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Post by: BlakeK on March 15, 2015, 05:01:30 PM
I was at the two hour mark when I posted last night and it didn't seem that long at that point. The last hour drug on and on. What the fuck was the deal with the frogs? I understand it probably has some sort of biblical connection but still. I started to tune out towards the end. Tom Cruise was pretty good in it. I forget sometimes that he has given some damn good performances.

Movie ratings from the past week

Magnolia: B-
Boogie Nights: A
There Will Be Blood: A+
A Fee Good Men: A-
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Post by: Phitney on March 16, 2015, 06:48:06 AM
I saw Chappie this weekend! I laughed and cried, and I don't cry often at movies. The Die Antwoord soundtrack was great especially since the folks from the band were in the movie and didn't seem to listen to anything other than their own music. 4/5
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Post by: skateandannoy on March 17, 2015, 07:17:58 PM
Bram Stoker's Dracula by Francis Ford Coppolla: That thing is a goddamn mess. It looks great sometimes because Coppolla is a visionary, but the script, acting, and pretty much everything else is horrible.
Frank: Not a lot to say without giving stuff away, really good.
Redline: Super over the top, but the visuals are really the only thing anyone is watching it for. Certainly not the plot! But it is gorgeous. Seven years hand drawing every single cell was well worth it.
Fury: Meh.
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Post by: BlakeK on March 18, 2015, 07:15:07 AM
Rewatched Tropic Thunder this week. I love that movie. Robert Downey Jr is great in TT and I think he would have won the Oscar for which he was nominated if Heath Ledger wouldn't have been so fucking great in the Dark Knight. If you like Tropic Thunder, it's worth buying for the commentary. Robert Downey Jr stays in character throughout and is pretty funny and often mean to Ben Stiller and Jack Black. Tom Cruise was even funny as hell in his role.

Tropic Thunder: A
Robocop (original): A
Collision: B- This is a movie about Christopher Hitchens and pastor Douglas Wilson debating the existence of god. I like Christopher Hitchens a lot and Wilson has good intentions and seems more open minded than a lot of people I've seen Hitchens debate.   
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Post by: manmagic on March 18, 2015, 08:43:01 AM
Tropic Thunder: A
Robocop (original): A

I agree Tropic Thunder is a really solid comedy.

I can't get into Robocop though, I usually love that kind of action trash, but now having watched 1, 2, 3 and the remake, I can honestly say it's one of my least favorite franchises. Maybe the fact I stuck with it and watched all four says something different though.
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Post by: AaronTheCabe on March 18, 2015, 11:19:19 AM
Rewatched Tropic Thunder this week. I love that movie. Robert Downey Jr is great in TT and I think he would have won the Oscar for which he was nominated if Heath Ledger wouldn't have been so fucking great in the Dark Knight. If you like Tropic Thunder, it's worth buying for the commentary. Robert Downey Jr stays in character throughout and is pretty funny and often mean to Ben Stiller and Jack Black. Tom Cruise was even funny as hell in his role.

Tropic Thunder: A
Robocop (original): A
Collision: B- This is a movie about Christopher Hitchens and pastor Douglas Wilson debating the existence of god. I like Christopher Hitchens a lot and Wilson has good intentions and seems more open minded than a lot of people I've seen Hitchens debate.   


ben stiller makes good movies but he's such an asshole uptight full of himself piece of shit
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Post by: AaronTheCabe on March 18, 2015, 11:20:47 AM
I saw Chappie this weekend! I laughed and cried, and I don't cry often at movies. The Die Antwoord soundtrack was great especially since the folks from the band were in the movie and didn't seem to listen to anything other than their own music. 4/5

if still in theater i'm going to see it by myuself this saturday. i refuse to torrent cause i love this director
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Post by: Anna Karina on March 21, 2015, 03:39:48 AM
(http://i57.tinypic.com/14iftyw.jpg)

So this was unexpectedly great.
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Post by: kw on March 21, 2015, 10:47:45 AM
anyone seen the movie Coherence? just saw it and was super into it. really rad science fiction and they way they filmed it / how the creator did the script, or lack of script, was super cool. totally inspired to make a rad no budget film now.
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Post by: lindsey on March 21, 2015, 01:37:22 PM
watched kiki's delivery service last night A++
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Post by: Pat2099 on March 23, 2015, 07:10:49 PM
Finally catching up on the 2014 movies I haven't seen.

Nightcrawler 3.5/5
Boyhood 2.5/5
Whiplash 3/5
Birdman 2/5
Snowpiercer 1/5

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Post by: Pat2099 on March 23, 2015, 07:42:02 PM
Here is a list of my favorite 2014 movies order. (yeah I know a little late right..)

Tier 1
Inherent Vice
Under the Skin
Grand Budapest Hotel
The Dance of Reality
Guardians of the Galaxy

Tier 2
Lego Movie
Nightcrawler
Jodorowky's Dune
Captain America:Winter Solider
Big Hero 6

Tier 3
Whiplash
Gone Girl
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Boyhood
Only Lovers Left Alive

Still haven't seen:
The Wind Rises
Goodbye to Language
Blue Ruin
Interstellar
the Raid 2
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Post by: AaronTheCabe on March 26, 2015, 06:44:56 PM
Calvary (2014)

5/5. Here's the preview: its a horrible preview in that it does not represent the movie as it should. Its not a comedy and is exceedingly British/Irish (its an Irish film but as i'm about to refer to british comedy which contains the same kind of humor and drama and the like and more people are familiar with British stuff in general) the comedy is an underscore during very serious topics, often linguistic and witty retort upon another. the drama is treated nonchalantly but very much more than just on the surface of the film. very real characters. very true to life, in most ways.

Highly recommended Here's link to torrent, i'll be seeding for two days: https://thepiratebay.se/torrent/10423306/Calvary_%282014%29_720p_BrRip_x264_-_YIFY

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Post by: Stinkbug on March 28, 2015, 02:34:55 PM
I just saw It Follows last night. It was pretty good. It was suspenseful, and looked beautiful, but it was lacking something. Definitely fun though. Gave me the heebie jeebies, but I get scared at every horror movie.
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Post by: BlakeK on March 29, 2015, 08:57:42 AM
Here is a list of my favorite 2014 movies order. (yeah I know a little late right..)

Tier 1
Inherent Vice
Under the Skin
Grand Budapest Hotel
The Dance of Reality
Guardians of the Galaxy

Tier 2
Lego Movie
Nightcrawler
Jodorowky's Dune
Captain America:Winter Solider
Big Hero 6

Tier 3
Whiplash
Gone Girl
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Boyhood
Only Lovers Left Alive

Still haven't seen:
The Wind Rises
Goodbye to Language
Blue Ruin
Interstellar
the Raid 2
I like the format you're using but I disagree strongly with which movies belong in what tiers the movies belong in. I didn't include movies I haven't seen but I'm sure there are lots I'm forgetting.

Tier 1
Foxcatcher
Whiplash
Nightcrawler
Birdman
Grand Budhapest Hotel

Tier2
Inherent Vice
Gone Girl
Citizenfour
The Imitation Game
Boyhood

Tier 3
The Theory of Everything
Kill the Messenger
Selma

Garbage Can
American Sniper aka Nation's Pride (remade for Americans)


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Post by: Anna Karina on June 01, 2015, 12:42:40 PM
Films I watched from March, April, and May:

Monsters 3/5
The Blob 3.5/5
Stand by Me 4/5
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry 3/5
The Gift 2.5/5
Zombeavers 1.5/5
Southern Comfort 3.5/5
Bronson 3/5
Bluebird 2.5/5
Sling Blade 4.5/5
Rescue Dawn 3/5
Only Lovers Left Alive 2.5/5
House of Sand and Fog 3.5/5
Mad Max: Fury Road 4/5
Southern Rites 2.5/5
Leon: The Professional 3.5/5
Marathon Man 4/5
Tracks 3.5/5
Bessie 1/5
Force Majeure 3/5
No No: A Dockumentary 3/5
Ex Machina 4/5
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck 3/5
Furious 7 2.5/5
Actress 3/5
The House I Live In 3/5
The French Connection 3.5/5
Showrunners 2.5/5
Deepsea Challenge 3D 2.5/5
What We Do in the Shadows 4/5
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 2.5/5
Baadasssss! 3.5/5
Peggy Sue Got Married 3/5
Spring 4/5
Neighbors 2/5
While We're Young 3/5
Touch of Evil 4.5/5
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Post by: Anna Karina on June 06, 2015, 03:20:14 AM
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Good lord, I loved this morbid fuckin' movie.
 
 
 
 
 
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Post by: Pat2099 on June 08, 2015, 07:20:14 PM
Only Lovers Left Alive and A Girl Walks Home at Night got the same score? What didn't you like about A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night?
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Post by: manmagic on June 09, 2015, 09:35:06 AM
and bronson only gets a 3/5. For shame.
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Post by: Anna Karina on June 09, 2015, 09:59:18 AM
Bronson mostly sucks outside of Tom Hardy's performance and Refn is a complete hack (who's made one of the worst movies of the decade).

Girl Who Walks Home Alone At Night was way too glossy and bored the hell out of me. As did Only Lovers Left Alive aside from its awesome soundtrack and some cool shots.

I honestly do not get the hype around Girl Who Walks... at all. Probably the most disappointing movie I expected to like this year. Sorry, I would try to explain why I disliked them a little better but I'm really busy at the moment with work stuff.  I'll try to elaborate when I get the chance.
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Post by: skateandannoy on June 09, 2015, 12:32:48 PM
I saw Interstellar last night. It was okay.
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Post by: pronetoaccidents on June 12, 2015, 11:54:52 AM
i enjoyed instellar and yeah, chappie was sad. my girlfriend cried when they threw molotov cocktails at him
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Post by: BlakeK on June 16, 2015, 06:46:44 PM
Has anyone seen The Tribe (aka the movie with no talking, only signing)? I read a review but stopped because it was getting spoilery.
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Post by: skateandannoy on August 17, 2015, 12:30:46 PM
I've seen a bunch of shit recently, I really liked Wet Hot American Summer, and The Wind Rises both of which I've been meaning to see. I also saw Inherent Vice and wasn't really impressed.

Has anyone seen The Tribe (aka the movie with no talking, only signing)? I read a review but stopped because it was getting spoilery.
No but that sounds sweet!
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Post by: BlakeK on September 26, 2015, 09:35:24 PM
I just got done watching The Visit. It was jarring and funny at the same time. Not a great movie but M Night S. didn't do a bad job. It was entertaining though I was trying to over complicate things.
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Post by: Anna Karina on January 09, 2016, 02:39:30 PM
My top 20 of the year.

20. The End of the Tour (dir. James Ponsoldt)
19. It Follows (dir. David Robert Mitchell)
18. Sicario (dir. Denis Villeneuve)
17. Spring (dir. Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson)
16. The Hateful Eight (dir. Quentin Tarantino)
15. Mad Max: Fury Road (dir. George Miller)
14. Queen of Earth (dir. Alex Ross Perry)
13. Mistress America (dir. Noah Baumbach)
12. Carol (dir. Todd Haynes)
11. Anomalisa (dir. Duke Johnson & Charlie Kaufman)
10. Call Me Lucky (dir. Bobcat Goldthwait)
09. Ex Machina (dir. Alex Garland)
08. What We Do in the Shadows (dir. Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi)
07. The Revenant (dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu)
06. Beasts of No Nation (dir. Cary Fukunaga)
05. Alléluia (dir. Fabrice Du Welz)
04. Wild Tales (dir. Damián Szifrón)
03. Bone Tomahawk (dir. S. Craig Zahler)
02. Room (dir. S. Lenny Abrahamson)
01. The Lobster (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos)
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Post by: skateandannoy on February 03, 2016, 11:37:10 AM
Thread hasn't been bumped in a while. Seen some stuff recently,

Krampus (2015) was good, but a little disappointing
Wild Style (1983) was amazing
Stoker (2013) was excellent
Two Days, One Night (2014) was also excellent
Under the Skin (2013) was incredible


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Post by: BlakeK on February 03, 2016, 06:08:41 PM
I want to see Birth of a Nation. In the suggested videos there was a trailer for a movie called Race about Jesse Owens. Both look like good movies.
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Post by: skateandannoy on February 03, 2016, 06:14:05 PM
Is that DW Griffith's 1915 Birth of a Nation or Nate Parker's new one?
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Post by: BlakeK on February 03, 2016, 06:15:26 PM
I'm also pissed that the copy of Once Upon a Time in America I bought on eBay hasn't shipped. I watched it for a class I took in college on gangster movies (called "from gangsters to gangstas") and it turned into an all day event with my best friend. Great movie, just incredibly long. I don't know how Amanda will take the news of it being 4 hours long when I go to pop it in.
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Post by: BlakeK on February 03, 2016, 06:16:38 PM
Is that DW Griffith's 1915 Birth of a Nation or Nate Parker's new one?
The new one. I would watch the original just because it's historically significant but it's not something I would be excited to see. I imagine it would be infuriating and sad to watch the original just because of the content and knowing what it inspired.
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Post by: skateandannoy on February 03, 2016, 06:16:58 PM
I'm also pissed that the copy of Once Upon a Time in America I bought on eBay hasn't shipped. I watched it for a class I took in college on gangster movies (called "from gangsters to gangstas") and it turned into an all day event with my best friend. Great movie, just incredibly long. I don't know how Amanda will take the news of it being 4 hours long when I go to pop it in.
That class sounds awesome
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Post by: BlakeK on February 03, 2016, 06:19:21 PM
I'm also pissed that the copy of Once Upon a Time in America I bought on eBay hasn't shipped. I watched it for a class I took in college on gangster movies (called "from gangsters to gangstas") and it turned into an all day event with my best friend. Great movie, just incredibly long. I don't know how Amanda will take the news of it being 4 hours long when I go to pop it in.
That class sounds awesome
It was my favorite class. The Beatles class I took was a close second.
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Post by: skateandannoy on February 03, 2016, 06:21:35 PM
Is that DW Griffith's 1915 Birth of a Nation or Nate Parker's new one?
The new one. I would watch the original just because it's historically significant but it's not something I would be excited to see.
Historically, and culturally! Unfortunately!

It's interesting they chose Fox (who offered less money) to distribute the new BoaN over Netflix because they wanted a theatrical release. He said he's an activist first and wants this film to get people inspired and interested in activism, but Fox/ Newscorp/ Rupert Murdoch are the very people they are inspiring people to fight. It just seems weird choosing them of all companies.
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Post by: skateandannoy on February 03, 2016, 06:22:16 PM
I'm also pissed that the copy of Once Upon a Time in America I bought on eBay hasn't shipped. I watched it for a class I took in college on gangster movies (called "from gangsters to gangstas") and it turned into an all day event with my best friend. Great movie, just incredibly long. I don't know how Amanda will take the news of it being 4 hours long when I go to pop it in.
That class sounds awesome
It was my favorite class. The Beatles class I took was a close second.
That also sounds really sweet. Also, I hope your DVD ships soon!
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Post by: BlakeK on April 29, 2017, 04:31:56 PM
I just saw Split and it was alright. I thought the ending was neat and was unaware of future plans prior to seeing it. I hope that's not a spoiler. I find it interesting that M. Night Samalamadingdong seems to place such an emphasis on mental illness and therapists/psychologists in his movies.
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Post by: lindsey on June 05, 2017, 04:01:08 PM
Going to see Wonder Woman tonight, pretty stoked!
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Post by: jer on June 06, 2017, 08:00:14 AM
how was it? i'm only hearing good things
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Post by: skateandannoy on June 06, 2017, 11:18:28 AM
It was phenomenal!
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Post by: manmagic on June 06, 2017, 11:23:11 AM
The new alien movie was good, then again I also liked Prometheus a lot which people seem to hate, so maybe I'm not a good judge.
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Post by: BlakeK on June 06, 2017, 05:41:35 PM
I watched a few newer releases on blu ray this month. Moonlight was a pretty good movie, though I thought it could have been longer so it could have covered more ground and developed the character better from teenager to adult. I noticed after watching that this may be the only movie I've ever seen that did not have any white people in it. Correct me if I'm wrong on that.

Manchester by the Sea was pretty depressing but good. I thought Casey Affleck was good in it and probably deserved best actor. I know it came out that he's a garbage human being but good movie which leads me to Birth of a Nation which was also good and along with Nate Parker should have nominated for more awards but get this, he too may be a garbage human being. I'm not sure why these (recent?) revelations about actors/directors didn't harm Affleck as much as Parker (okay I am sure but we won't go into it now).

I watched True Romance for the first time all the way through and it is amazing! One of my favorite movies now. I have no idea why I never watched it when I was a teenager.
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Post by: amanda on June 06, 2017, 08:39:10 PM
I watched Get Out and Moana last week and immensely enjoyed both.
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Post by: skateandannoy on June 06, 2017, 08:46:59 PM
I watched Get Out and Moana last week and immensely enjoyed both.

Ahh both were great!

There's been some excellent stuff coming out lately. I've been going to the movies more this year than in years
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Post by: lindsey on June 13, 2017, 12:01:44 AM
wonder woman was delightful
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Post by: skateandannoy on August 30, 2017, 07:13:21 PM
wonder woman was delightful
It was!

Just bought Lars Von Trier's Dogville for $2. Haven't seen it in a few years and it's not great but eh, it was $2.
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Post by: amanda on September 03, 2017, 06:08:59 PM
I watched The Girl with All the Gifts a couple weeks ago and it was very enjoyable.
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Post by: pascaloo on September 04, 2017, 04:39:03 PM
I've you seen The Fits? I really liked it
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Post by: BlakeK on September 04, 2017, 06:05:20 PM
I watched The Girl with All the Gifts a couple weeks ago and it was very enjoyable.
Good movie! I liked it too. I called my daughter "the girl with all the gifts" for like 2 weeks just because I'm weird.
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Post by: BlakeK on December 22, 2017, 04:47:01 AM
I watched A Ghost Story with my wife this past weekend. They should sell the movie at CVS and Walgreens in the sleep aid section because I could not stay awake no matter how hard I tried. There was just something about the movie that made me want to sleep. My wife was able to stay awake and she said she liked it. I think she had her moments of wanting to fall asleep too.
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Post by: Anna Karina on December 23, 2017, 12:16:42 PM
You're trying to tell me you didn't find it riveting when Rooney Mara ate pie for ten minutes while Casey Affleck stood over her in a white sheet?!
Title: Re: General Movie Thread
Post by: BlakeK on December 23, 2017, 03:24:57 PM
You're trying to tell me you didn't find it riveting when Rooney Mara ate pie for ten minutes while Casey Affleck stood over her in a white sheet?!
Well that part had me sitting on the edge of my seat as did the several scenes of sheeted younger Affleck staring out of the window for elongated periods of time
Title: Re: General Movie Thread
Post by: BlakeK on January 01, 2018, 02:43:32 PM
I’m watching a movie with Vince Vaughn called Brawl in Cell Block 99 and I’m impressed with his performance so far. It’s a decent enough movie, though unoriginal. I never thought I’d find Vince Vaughn intimidating but he does a good job. It was pretty over the top but it was good for what it is.

A really shitty movie we watched this past weekend was 31 which is a Rob Zombie movie. I have no idea why I ever liked his movies. Not a likable character in the whole movie and it was torture porn with a loose outline of a bad plot.

We tried to watch The Accountant last night but we got bored and turned it off. We may try to watch the rest some other night. I think Affleck was a bad choice for the lead character
Title: Re: General Movie Thread
Post by: Joe on January 03, 2018, 12:42:50 PM
Wind River is really disappointing.  It is 106 minutes long, but feels like 3 hours.  The casting is really bad. The acting is fairly bad. There are scenes that feel heavily like foreshadowing, but never develop into anything. The cinematography is ok, but it makes the environment they are in seem small, not expansive.
Title: Re: General Movie Thread
Post by: BlakeK on January 05, 2018, 05:01:11 PM
Has anyone seen Phantom Thread? It’s not playing around here but I’d like to see it even if the subject matter doesn’t really interest me. It’s Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day Lewis so I’m sure it will be good regardless of subject matter