films n shit

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Re: films n shit

Post by oblique strategies » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:35 pm

dhilsabeck wrote:Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter was very likable and yet he was the villain (possibly one of the greatest villains ever :x ). Bale failed at Batman because he is, in my opinion, far from a likable person, which is kind of a prerequisite for the hero.
I usually prefer the villains to the heroes.
dhilsabeck wrote:It's like Tom Cruise. He sucks in everything where he tries to be anything other than an asshole. When he acts like an asshole it's very natural which is why Magnolia is his greatest performance ever.
Great movie. I also liked Tom in Interview With A Vampire. I really need to see Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.

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Re: films n shit

Post by smutek » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:51 am

Has anyone seen "The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas" ?

I just finished watching as part of a class I'm taking. There's some historical inaccuracies and maybe some liberties taken that's resulted in a bit of controversy surrounding the film - or I should say the book that the film is based off of - but for it's part I felt the film was excellent - and I was absolutely floored by the ending.

Not much more to say, just curious if anyone's watched it.

On to "The Grey Zone" next.

It's going to be a depressing evening. :?

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Re: films n shit

Post by dhilsabeck » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:16 am

djsynchro wrote:..+..
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Re: films n shit

Post by pulsoc » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:17 pm

Anyone seen Valhalla Rising? Just caught it on netflix, very deliberately paced piece of weird spiritual ultraviolence or something.

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Re: films n shit

Post by djsynchro » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:45 pm

dhilsabeck wrote:?
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Re: films n shit

Post by Tarekith » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:52 pm

oblique strategies wrote:
dhilsabeck wrote:It's like Tom Cruise. He sucks in everything where he tries to be anything other than an asshole. When he acts like an asshole it's very natural which is why Magnolia is his greatest performance ever.
Great movie. I also liked Tom in Interview With A Vampire. I really need to see Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.
I liked Vanilla Sky too. Eye's Wide Shut is .... interesting.

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Re: films n shit

Post by steko » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:14 pm

Rahad Jackson wrote:My Awesome Mix Tape #6

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Re: films n shit

Post by steko » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:16 pm

Rahad Jackson wrote:My Awesome Mix Tape #6

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Re: films n shit

Post by steko » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:19 pm

Rahad Jackson wrote:My Awesome Mix Tape #6

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Re: films n shit

Post by oblique strategies » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:42 pm

Freaks is a great movie - gets really creepy...

And for more creepy carnival shudders, this time in Film Noir style:
Nightmare Alley
1947

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Re: films n shit

Post by Guff Tong » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:03 am

The Revenge Of Billy The Kid;

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102783/

(my sincere apologies for bringing this to your attention, especially the bit with the 'lard lube')

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Had to watch 'Black Swan' with the wife over Xmas; Not bad in fact, a bit ballet-ey but some nice girl/girl action in the mix.

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Re: films n shit

Post by Rinsemeister » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:00 pm

pulsoc wrote:Anyone seen Valhalla Rising? Just caught it on netflix, very deliberately paced piece of weird spiritual ultraviolence or something.
Seriously...........WTF???

1 hour 29 minutes of misery, pain and death with no plot.
I think it got lost after the first 30 seconds.

But, I did watch it all in the vain hope that it would turn into a SciFi epic..... :roll:
Yeah but, No but......

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Re: films n shit

Post by ubermnd » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:06 pm

127 Hours.

Cannot recommend this enough. Absolutely stunning film.

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Re: films n shit

Post by LoopStationZebra » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:59 pm

Rinsemeister wrote:
pulsoc wrote:Anyone seen Valhalla Rising? Just caught it on netflix, very deliberately paced piece of weird spiritual ultraviolence or something.
Seriously...........WTF???

1 hour 29 minutes of misery, pain and death with no plot.
I think it got lost after the first 30 seconds.

But, I did watch it all in the vain hope that it would turn into a SciFi epic..... :roll:

:lol: I actually really dug this flick. The tendency to want to really read something spiritual or existencial is strong because of the way the visuals and narrative and editing is done. It's actually a very straightforward story. I didn't know this at first, but then I hopped on the interwebs immediately after it ended because I was like WTF??? Now, the film might be a fail because I didn't know what the fuck was going on at the end, or I might be a fail because I cared too much and looked it up, or..... :P
I came for the :lol:
But stayed for the :x

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Re: films n shit

Post by LoopStationZebra » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:00 pm

Easy A.

Great little film; harkening back to the best of the John Hughes 80s movies. Pretty good stuff.

And, of course, Emma Stone is very easy on the eyes. :x
I came for the :lol:
But stayed for the :x

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