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IanWagner
The Rustic Bumfiddler

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 Posted April 20th, 2012 03:42 PM   IP              
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zelilgirlI1ncenu wrote:
Yeah, loved that movie too, did we not talk about it recently? But yeah another great final scene.


Oops!! Sorry about that.

   
zelilgirlI1ncenu
Hasselhoff's Speedo

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 Posted April 20th, 2012 08:40 PM   IP              
Nothing to be sorry about! Great dark movie the more people get recommended to see it the better, they don't make this kind of movies anymore to use a true cliché.
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Bubba Ho-Tep
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 Posted April 20th, 2012 10:40 PM   IP              
Watched Klute last night and The Descendants tonight.
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zelilgirlI1ncenu
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 Posted April 24th, 2012 05:41 PM   IP              
In Time 2011- Watch Justin Timberlake take on, and bring down capitalism single-handedly in this science fiction plot where time is money. I wnt say more. Greatly entertaining, with the added bonus of having Pete Cam[bell from Mad Men, playing the scoundrel once again. Lovely. Cant wait for In Time 2.
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zelilgirlI1ncenu
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 Posted April 28th, 2012 06:06 AM   IP              
Drive ... Meh I don't like Ryan Gosling, so I was biased form the start. Christina Hendricks was in it (barely, and her part did not exactly show off her acting talents) BUT the music was WOW. KΔVINϟKY, and since I am in a Daft Punk mood after watching Tron the other day. That was also very cool.

Another film with good intentions was Series 7 ; The Contenders
Summary from Wiki
"Series 7: The Contenders is a 2001 film directed by Daniel Minahan. The movie is presented as a marathon of the seventh series of an American reality television show called The Contenders, where six people, picked at random from a national lottery, are each given a gun and forced to hunt and kill each other for the cameras. The film is a dark satire of the reality television genre."

Good intentions, I am not sure about the execution. You wanna like this movie because it is intrinsically god to look at why we enjoy reality TV shows so much. Sadly it never gets past the satirical description, so in a way 1/3rd in the movie you feel you re just watching another stoopid reality show. Another level, for example a different type of shooting technique once in a wile may have brought the movie some depth. Also, this was shot in 2001, the genre was still young at that stage.

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IanWagner
The Rustic Bumfiddler

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 Posted April 28th, 2012 04:25 PM   IP              
I am a big, big, big fan of Series 7.
   
Beckner
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 Posted April 30th, 2012 12:20 PM   IP              


watched "Pet Sematary" for the first time since I was a teen. Gawd, this thing is so fucked, no wonder King stuck it in a drawer for years. Deep down, it's really just an EC Comics homage stretched out with characterizations.

Oh and Denise Crosby can't act fer shit.
   
alan
Richard Thompson's G-String

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 Posted April 30th, 2012 01:55 PM   IP              
Not a good film at all. The book may have some baggage attached but this is just a cheap knock off with about $5 spent on the fx. No-one in it can really act for shit.

One of the huge pile of crap films made from Stephen King books sadly
   
cubist
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 Posted May 1st, 2012 04:23 AM   IP              
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Another film with good intentions was Series 7 ; The Contenders
Summary from Wiki
"Series 7: The Contenders is a 2001 film directed by Daniel Minahan. The movie is presented as a marathon of the seventh series of an American reality television show called The Contenders, where six people, picked at random from a national lottery, are each given a gun and forced to hunt and kill each other for the cameras. The film is a dark satire of the reality television genre."

Good intentions, I am not sure about the execution. You wanna like this movie because it is intrinsically god to look at why we enjoy reality TV shows so much. Sadly it never gets past the satirical description, so in a way 1/3rd in the movie you feel you re just watching another stoopid reality show. Another level, for example a different type of shooting technique once in a wile may have brought the movie some depth. Also, this was shot in 2001, the genre was still young at that stage.


I really like Series 7, my only quibble is that i prefer the alternate (and much darker) ending that is included on the dvd as an extra. Great film, deserves to be better known.

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zelilgirlI1ncenu
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 Posted May 1st, 2012 04:36 AM   IP              
Did not see the alternate ending as I taped this off the TV! I did enjoy watching the movie nevertheless.


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Matinee Idyll (129)
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 Posted May 1st, 2012 06:21 AM   IP              


Really superb. Within seconds you are within the world of the film - the doomed, apocalyptic claustrophobia reminded me of Salo in some respects. Most frightening perhaps for the empathy one feels for the broken madman and the destruction of his Reich.

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alan
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 Posted May 1st, 2012 09:05 AM   IP              
Great film. It wasn't him I felt empathy for, but I did for a number of the ordinary people who were led to their ruin. It brings war down to the personal level.
   
Matinee Idyll (129)
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 Posted May 1st, 2012 10:08 AM   IP              
Mmm, but it's all handled in such an unsentimental fashion...quite jarring after seeing so many manipulative, over-emotional war films. Stalingrad and Das Boot (also German productions) also share the same cold, hopeless fatalism. Powerful stuff.
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Beckner
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 Posted May 1st, 2012 10:11 AM   IP              
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alan wrote:
Not a good film at all. The book may have some baggage attached but this is just a cheap knock off with about $5 spent on the fx. No-one in it can really act for shit.

One of the huge pile of crap films made from Stephen King books sadly


Nah, it's much better than most of the adaptations. It's not great and the effects are fine for 20 years ago. It works and works better than having any big names in it.
   
SMiLE Brian
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 Posted May 5th, 2012 06:04 PM   IP              
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Beckner wrote:


watched "Pet Sematary" for the first time since I was a teen. Gawd, this thing is so fucked, no wonder King stuck it in a drawer for years. Deep down, it's really just an EC Comics homage stretched out with characterizations.

Oh and Denise Crosby can't act fer shit.

My mom went to the same high school and acted in a school play with the actor who played the dad,
   
alan
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 Posted May 6th, 2012 09:19 PM   IP              
Watched a British film called 'Tyrannosaur' today, written and directed by one of Shane Meadows' regular actors, Paddy Considine. Stunning film, reminds me of the impact Nil By Mouth had on me. Harrowing but uplifting in a way that studio films never achieve. It's another tale of terrible estates, drunken cruelty and wifebeating, but the performances, and particularly Olivia Coleman, are just brilliant. She's an actress known in the UK for her fantastic light comedy performances, but this was just amazing. She actually had me in tears at one point.

Can't recommend it highly enough. Dunno if it's had a US release, but seek it out, even thugh Peter Mullan's Scottish lead character will probably need subtitles for the non Brits.
   
Matinee Idyll (129)
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 Posted May 22nd, 2012 08:59 AM   IP              
It is quite fitting that the greatest film of all time be French.


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Beckner
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 Posted May 23rd, 2012 10:02 PM   IP              



A real stunner on Blu Ray.
   
Matinee Idyll (129)
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 Posted May 28th, 2012 07:30 AM   IP              
I've been watching some 1920's silent pornography films, mostly French. They're very interesting, given that I've never seen pornography before... this is the most hardcore material I've seen.

...Why am I admitting to this!?


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Justin
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 Posted May 28th, 2012 11:24 AM   IP              
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Matinee Idyll (129) wrote:
I've been watching some 1920's silent pornography films, mostly French. They're very interesting, given that I've never seen pornography before... this is the most hardcore material I've seen.

...Why am I admitting to this!?




You've never seen pornography before? Why start with the silent stuff? There's some good music to be found in porn.

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Bubba Ho-Tep
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 Posted May 30th, 2012 10:15 PM   IP              


Good family film with positive message.

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Matinee Idyll (129)
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 Posted May 31st, 2012 09:17 AM   IP              
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Justin wrote:
You've never seen pornography before? Why start with the silent stuff? There's some good music to be found in porn.


I kinda dig the sped-up honky tonk piano, or accordion soundtracks to the ones I've been watching. Anywho, I saw things I've never seen before (only read about them in De Sade)... so they've been quite a learning experience.

Still, the reason I got into silent cinema (non-pornographic) in the first place, and why I listen to older and older musics is that initial spark of discovery... where everything evolved from... or maybe de-evolved is more appropriate.

At some point I do want to see those three 'big', 'plotted' 70's porn films, The Devil In Mrs. Miller in particular... that sounds amazing. Little interest beyond that, though.

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Matinee Idyll (129)
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 Posted May 31st, 2012 09:27 AM   IP              
Ha, Devil in Mrs Miller was that Altman porn with Leonard Cohen soundtrack that nobody understood.

Miss Jones, I mean.

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Matinee Idyll (129)
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 Posted June 9th, 2012 11:10 PM   IP              
Really powerful, subtly so... Malle manages something very well here - he maintains a vaguely ominous undercurrent through the film, we can sense and know from history that tragedy awaits the characters, but when the climax comes, it still feels unexpected, it shocks, and is really harrowing because of it. The way the camera lingers on the doorway, and on Juliens face... Damn.

Lovely to see Irene Jacob in a pre-Veronique role too.


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Matinee Idyll (129)
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 Posted June 9th, 2012 11:11 PM   IP              
Got a couple more Malles lined up, The Lovers (which I've never seen) and Ascenseur Pour L'echafaud (which I love).
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MoogDroog
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 Posted June 16th, 2012 05:06 AM   IP              
I saw Cosmopolis last night. I was really looking forward to it and I love Cronenberg, but I found it interminable. None of the characters speak or act like real people - maybe that was intentional, but it didn't allow for any emotional involvement at all. It's one of the least engaging films I've ever seen. I was tired and in a shitty mood yesterday - maybe that contributed to it? Has anyone else seen it? Am I wrong? It looked great, I'll give it that
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Matinee Idyll (129)
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 Posted June 16th, 2012 10:28 AM   IP              
Having a Powell and Pressburger marathon, introducing them to my sister... started with A Matter of Life and Death and tonight was my favourite of all time, Colonel Blimp. Still two of the greatest films I've ever seen.
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Matinee Idyll (129)
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 Posted June 30th, 2012 09:51 AM   IP              
Both completely amazing.




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IanWagner
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 Posted June 30th, 2012 11:01 AM   IP              
Ahhh. The Naked Kiss. What can possibly be said about that film?
   
Matinee Idyll (129)
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 Posted June 30th, 2012 07:03 PM   IP              
"Sirk on smack"?

I don't know man, killed me. That sequence when she discovers Grants ghastly secret, then takes him out, and she tells Griff about the 'naked kiss'. That earlier scene when she holds him back in disgust when he kisses her make devastating sense in retrospect. I was almost physically sick. Oh god.
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