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10 years ago
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anyone have any recommendations? i'd like to see a film tonight.
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10 years ago
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In theatres or rental or buy?
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10 years ago
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any
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10 years ago
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torrent!
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10 years ago
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mayhap
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10 years ago
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phi_
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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was amazing.

Gone Baby Gone wasn't bad.

And I'm going to suggest these because I love them deeply:

D.E.B.S. and Stick It
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10 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
The Brave Little Toaster
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10 years ago
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Drunk by Myself
Fuck the brave little toaster ...

Man that vacuum guy scared the shit out of me.
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10 years ago
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Chiken
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yeah dude, that guy was scary as shit
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10 years ago
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i'm resurrecting this thread because i have recently come into some great torrent trackers - cinema obscura, karagarga, and goem - and i want to get more into film. i know phi is a real cinemaphile but this is an open request.. any advice on old/new classics that are a must-watch for someone with a budding interest in the artform?
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10 years ago
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Martin
I watched "The day the earth stood still" some time ago ... I thought it was very good.
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10 years ago
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F for Fake
Sansho the Bailiff
The Red and the White
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10 years ago
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thanks phi, although i know you have more than 3 reccs... :)
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10 years ago
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Étrangère
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3-Iron

The main character never speaks, but says so much...

Also, ignore the shitty cover. It's not a chick flick.
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10 years ago
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> although i know you have more than 3 reccs... :)

Didn't want to overwhelm. :)

I <3 Sansho
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10 years ago
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no please. i'm looking for the essentials of film. i have no problems with b&w/silent etc, but i would rather not have to commit > 3 1/2 hours to a single film.
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10 years ago
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> i would rather not have to commit > 3 1/2 hours to a single film.

Why the hate? :(

Well, here's a few more then:

Six-String Samurai (1998, dir. Lance Mungia) [Not essential, but very fun!]
The Scenic Route (1978, dir. Mark Rappaport)
Salo, or 120 Days of Sodom (1975, dir. Pier Pasolini)
Baraka (1992, dir. Ron Fricke)
The Wife (1995, dir. Tom Noonan)
Ariel (1988, dir. Aki Kaurismäki)
Sure Fire (1991, dir. Jon Jost)
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul / Angst essen Seele auf (1974, dir. R.W. Fassbinder)
August Underground's Mordum (2003, dir. Toe Tag Pictures) [Essential gore/horror]
Wanda (1971, dir. Barbara Loden)
Werckmeister Harmonies (2000, dir. Bela Tarr)
Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, dir. Tsai Ming-Liang)
Reflections of Evil (2002, dir. Damon Packard) [American independent filmmaking at its extreme!]
Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989, dir. Shinya Tsukamoto)
Shock Corridor (1963, dir. Samuel Fuller)
Outer Space (1999, dir. Peter Tscherkassky)
Ashes and Diamonds (1958, dir. Andrzej Wajda)
The Color of Pomegranates (1968, dir. Sergei Parajanov)
Dimensions of Dialogue (1982, dir. Jan Svankmajer)
Decasia: The States of Decay (2002, Bill Morrison)
A Woman under the Influence (1974, dir. John Cassavetes)
Spectres of the Spectrum (1999, dir. Craig Baldwin)

That's enough for now...

But, I must give caution about Salo and Mordum.

Both are extremely graphic movies ... the first about children and rape and abuse (just look at the cover art!)

... the second, just outright brutality and gore. Seriously . Saw and Hostel look like fuckin' Bambi next to this movie.
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10 years ago
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haha i just realized my post was a bit hostile... not intended, sorry

that looks like a great list, although the only ones i've heard of are baraka and salo (which i have seen.) oh, salo.

i think i'll supplement this with a list of 'hollywood classics'. imdb perhaps?
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10 years ago
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Go for it.
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10 years ago
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Martin

i think i'll supplement this with a list of 'hollywood classics'. imdb perhaps?



Recently I've been watching movies on these lists:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI_100_Years..._series
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10 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Went to Mirrors last night...

Was so completely, irrationally freaked out that I made my friend stay with me for two hours afterwards watching episodes of Arrested Development *embarassed face*

Stupid fucking movie.
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10 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Another failure: Tropic Thunder
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10 years ago
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Another recc, that I don't know why I didn't include earlier:

Raining Stones (1993, dir. Ken Loach)

I showed to my friend while I was out in Cali. She got really frustrated with the movie, but seemed to like it the more we talked about it. \o/
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10 years ago
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anyone else seen Primary Colors? I watched it for my second time ever last night and I love it. probably one of my favorite movies, and I don't like that many movies. I should read the book.
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10 years ago
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Dude, I don't care ... Postal was amazing.
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10 years ago
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Drunk by Myself
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451176/

Great movie. That chick is fuckin hot(in her recent pics)
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10 years ago
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10 years ago
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lol 1989
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10 years ago
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I screened the recut The Exorcist for my work last night. Alone. In a theatre with no lights. What the fuck is wrong with me? Why did that seems like a good idea? I didn't sleep well last night. :(
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10 years ago
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
finally discovered Akira Kurosawa :D

watched Seven Samurai tonight. loved it!

so next on the list:
Yojimbo
Sanjuro
Rashomon
Ran
Kagemusha
Throne of blood
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

Am I missing any? :o
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10 years ago
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Yes, the one good Kurosawa movie: Ikiru


(though Throne of Blood is really fun.)
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10 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Rashomon is the only film to be based on a philosophical text
In case you wanted to know :)

And I thought it was really good! You are assaulted with different viewpoints for the entire movie.
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9 years ago
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Just watched Taken and I loved it. No bullshit, just straight up fun and brutality. GOD BLESS AMERICA.
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9 years ago
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wow, i just watched taken too :o

beautiful violence
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9 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
seen:
Persona
Slumdog Millionaire
Sult
Through a Glass Darkly
Wild Strawberries

to see:
Werckmeister Harmonies
Stalker
Ivan's Childhood
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Slumdog disappointed me. But I did like the soundtrack..
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9 years ago
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Oh my god, THANK YOU, Etrangere.
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9 years ago
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i ❤ demo
i thought it was good for what it was (a shallow movie)
nestor's avatar
9 years ago
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i'm on the etrangere boat except i didn't even like the soundtrack. it seemed like a gimmick film that people only enjoyed because of the mystique of the setting..
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9 years ago
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i ❤ demo
what?! you don't love india?
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9 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
slumdog seems popular in dissent, too.

for the record the soundtrack was embarrassingly predictable. i literally said, "really, M.I.A.?".
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Dude, where else can you find a song the chorus of which consists of cash drawers ca-chinging!? :P

I just thought the main actor was really, really terrible. I didn't care about him at all. Also I thought the whole love aspect was awkward considering his maturity level and constant deer-in-the-headlights face.
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9 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
money - pink floyd?
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
haha! good point. I'm not sure pink floyd would compliment this particular film, unfortunately
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
On another note, I thought Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler acted extremely well
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9 years ago
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> the whole love aspect was awkward
> constant deer-in-the-headlights face.

but that's what made it cute!

i think beginning with torture chambers was a good way to get me to care about his character. i'm anti-torture-chambers! (sometimes.)
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
I am also anti-torture-chambers.

I couldn't get over thinking the actor himself was somehow...slow. and I didn't want her to kiss him because I could not imagine someone being sexually attracted to him :-o
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9 years ago
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and here i thought you love dark skin
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
hahah yeah yeah hush
but seriously for some reason he seemed like he was a tall 15-year-old or something!
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> Just watched Taken and I loved it. No bullshit, just straight up fun and brutality.

I liked it, too.
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9 years ago
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http://people.bu.edu/rcarney/indievision/rapp.shtml

My favorite filmmaker of all time ... figured I'd share the wealth after a while.
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Three totally unrelated films I've seen in the past two weeks (a Danish film, a UK film, and a weirdo US comedy/fantasy film) have all used Sigur Rós as their end-credits music.

Two of them used the same song! :D
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9 years ago
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
i just watched tim burton's alice in wonderland trailer.. looks pretty bad. burton and depp need a divorce.
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9 years ago
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The more I think about it, the more I really like Adventureland. It's a calm, self-assured movie about being a white 20-somethings with money without being horrendous like most indie/mumblecore movies.
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Zombieland was extremely entertaining. There were enough gross, hilarious, and endearing parts that I was a happy watcher the whole time.

One odd (but cool) thing: They played Kingdom of Rust for a long scene in the middle!
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9 years ago
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Two terrible movie-going experiences in a row. And Where the Wild Things Are was just okay... but I may have been influenced by all the shit preceeding it. If nothing else, it was the most innocent and playful movie I've seen in forever.
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9 years ago
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looking forward to seeing zombieland
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8 years ago
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just saw avatar in 3d. looked really cool. didn't appreciate the political commentary aspect so much. it felt canned sometimes. it was a movie that was intended to be in the 'epic' style. aside from that it was like mashing fern gully with bush administration wartime. exploring the world with the main character was pretty awesome though.

i would see it again just to see the visuals (mainly the stuff with the Na'vi). oh yeah and i did not expect to see sigourney weaver in this!
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8 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
really? i coulda swore they showed her in some of the trailers.
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8 years ago
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i guess i didn't pick up on that. her avatar was weird lookin' though.
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
I saw her in a trailer for it, too. I'd like to see the movie.
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8 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
shit.. navi is in this movie too?
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8 years ago
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i don't know who that is. na'vi is the name of the peoples.
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Link's annoying sidekick. duh. ;]
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8 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
HEYYYYY
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8 years ago
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saw avatar loved the hell outta it. 3d didn't suck either.
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
:( I wish I could use both eyes simultaneously.
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8 years ago
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hahah
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Sucks that both Billings theaters only offer Avatar in 3D. I have to wait until I go back to Bozeman in order to see it normally/avoid paying extra. But by the time I'm back, it might not be in theaters. :(
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8 years ago
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i want to see it in IMAX (not IMAX 3D) next time. unfortunately the only dome theater in our area isn't playing it (yet?).

but it is playing star trek. I may go see that :D

http://www.thetech.org/imax/

NYT on which Avatar to see:
http://bit.ly/8KMrny
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8 years ago
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Etrangere, I got a thing for girls in Eye Patches... so I am going to want pics dropped if you wander around in eye patches and only use one eye at a time.
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8 years ago
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she's only a girl above the waist. :/
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Pfft, I'm only a girl below the waist.

...wait...

But in all seriousness, nny, I had to wear an eye patch (just for a few hours a day!) when I was five.
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
...do you like children?

shit, I shouldn't have asked that, huh.
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8 years ago
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Pirates!
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8 years ago
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i just watched the shit out of beauty and the beast again and it was awesome!

i really enjoy the dynamic nature of beast's relationship with belle and its juxtaposition against the quiet and tradition-mired provincial french town. add gaston and his hearty crew of bumbling think-a-likes and you've got yourself one silly misunderstanding!

truly a cinematic masterpiece!

♫ here's where she meets prince charming, but she won't discover that it's him 'til chapter 3 ♫

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I kinda liked Gauston. Honestly, when you think about it... the beast is really the bad guy. Gauston is a tragic hero.
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
hey bsdlite...have you also watched the shit out of The Princess and the Frog?
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> have you also watched the shit out of The Princess and the Frog?

i haven't! i'm super lazy when it comes to catching movies in the theater. is it good?
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8 years ago
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i recently watched both invictus and avatar. both were well done. both innovative in their own way. i enjoyed invictus more.
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8 years ago
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I thought Invictus was boring as shit.
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8 years ago
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shrug.
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
> is it good?

I haven't seen it either, but I've heard good things. :) I have soft spots for Mulan and The Emperor's New Groove.
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8 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
http://www.thesecretofkells.com/

love the illustrations and the overall style.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_Kells

trailer
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8 years ago
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i ❤ demo
have you seen it, dp?

it looks like the sword and the stone crossed with lord of the rings.
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8 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
yeah i saw it. i liked it pretty well. the story is pretty normal. still i think it was told in a bit above average storytelling. and the illustrations were so nice.

it's really not as 'epic' as lord of the rings, or as token as sword and the stone.
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
BLACK DYNAMITE!
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8 years ago
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The Last Dragon > Black Dynamite
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8 years ago
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8 years ago
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I wanna see a Bill & Ted gritty reboot ... imagine a gritty sequel set now, they're still failures trying to fulfill their destiny, jaded and depressed ... they haven't spoken in years, Rufus hasn't been seen since the end of the second movie, no one believes them, and the ladies split to be with Noel and Liam Gallagher or something.

It would be awesome, admit it.
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Agreed.
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8 years ago
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WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS JUST CAME OUT
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Have the following HD movies just downloaded thanks to my friend's fast-as-hell internet:

The Dark Knight (1080p)
Videodrome (Criterion Blu-Ray, 720p)
Inception (1080p)
The Limits of Control (720p)
The Social Network (1080p)
Antichrist (Criterion Blu-Ray, 720p)
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7 years ago
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dogtooth (2009) = good
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7 years ago
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phi_
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Battle Los Angeles: god. fucking. awful.
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7 years ago
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the law is no protection
The Lives of Others: really good.

La Moustache: really weird.

to watch: Ice, La Grande Illusion, The Fountain.
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7 years ago
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(my torrent for Ice should still be live on TPB, if not just lemme know and I can hook you up.)

We had to discuss La Grande Illusion in my World Cinema class recently. Still can't say I enjoy the movie all too much, but it's an important film regardless. Only so many ways you can discuss a film in context of "transnational dialogue" though.
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7 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Woh, Nestor you liked Dogtooth? My roommate and I happened to watch that last weekend and I literally turned it off by the time it got to the part with the cat. The whole film is so...I dunno. Mind fuck-y. Roommate made me turn it back on and we finished it, but I felt gross afterward. :(

I agree with you about The Lives of Others, asemi. I cried for a long time at the end. Did you?
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7 years ago
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I already downloaded it phi_ :) (and seeded!). it's just sitting on my desktop waiting to be watched.

I got a little teary-eyed at the end of The Lives of Others for sure.
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7 years ago
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The Town isn't too bad. I enjoyed it. Plus Jeremy Renner is awesome in everything.

I recently got Robot Jox, a laughably bad movie I remember watching as a kid. It's even worse than I remember, and I love it. Stop-motion mech fighting at its best.

From Beyond ... man, this movie is absolutely insane. I got the director's cut, which only adds about a minute of footage they had to cut to obtain an R-rating, It's one of the few honestly Lovecraftian movies. It begins quite silly, with Jeffrey Combs as a scientist assisting his mentor with a "resonator" that's meant to stimulate the pineal gland. Well, he goes mad seeing these monsters that are always around us and his pineal gland grows and bursts from his forehead and becomes a new sensory organ and he starts eating human brains and eyes ... the whole thing ends in this bizarre sequence of S&M and mutilation.

http://www.dreadcentral.com/img/reviews/frombeyond1b.jpg hahaha
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7 years ago
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Martin
Jeffrey Combs \o/
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7 years ago
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The ebert review for battle los angelos is fucking epic.
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7 years ago
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Going to the movies tomorrow ... what should I see? The only thing I've seen in recent months is Hangover, Part II, so recommend something to me!
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7 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Ok, I'll go the obvious route: Bridesmaids.

One scene, in particular, makes the movie worth watching. One scene almost ruins it. But overall it's pretty great!
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Super 8 was fun ... nothing great. Imagine a violent E.T.

Tree of Life is playing at River Oaks and I haven't seen it yet! :'(
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Tree of Life is also playing at one of my neighborhood theaters. Maybe I'll check out the trailer, since you brought it up, too.

Every time I walk by all I can think about when I read the title is The Fountain.
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So I watched Tree of Life last night. Though I liked it overall, it was extremely emotionally and philosophically heavy. I think it will take a lot of thought and subsequent viewings to get a better grasp of the director's meaning.

Pros: the acting was mindblowing (scenes with the family were incredible) and every single shot was like an equisite work of art. Gorgeous movie.

Cons: felt somewhat long, as reviewers have mentioned. Very hectic first half hour so it was a relief when the story line started to hold still.
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Also the ending was a little too far out there for my tastes. And that says something considering some of the crazy beginning sequences which I had absolutely no problem with.
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I've been actually updating the (official) movie night blog with links and what not, so check it out if you're in the mood to watch trailers/clips from movies that are usually pretty left-of-center.

http://movienightblog.dyndns.org/
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I like your header
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7 years ago
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I'm pretty sure Shay said that at one point, so I thought it would make a good header. :p
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dʎuuɐp
the altered states business was funny :)
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7 years ago
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It's an interesting movie, and that scene actually does have some context to it. But, yes, it's pretty funny. Especially when you realize that's what people thought weird/abstract looked like ... just seems like a (bad) music video now.

If any of y'all film buffs want to join in on the blog, just lemme know. It's about Movie Night, but is mostly just generic film talk ... well, that's the plan. Still a bit early...
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ttf link! so newcomers can visit but not register! :x
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7 years ago
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Yeah! Suckers.
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What's ttf been watching lately?

Watching Melody right now. Watch it if you're in the mood for sweet & innocent.

Melody: [reading from a tombstone] "Fifty years' happiness." How long's fifty years?
Daniel: A hundred and fifty school terms, not including holidays.
Melody: Will you love me that long?
Daniel: [nods affirmative] Mmm-hmmm.
Melody: I don't think you will.
Daniel: Of course. I've loved you a whole week already, haven't I?

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7 years ago
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i saw midnight in paris. too much fantasy for me, otherwise, i liked it.
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
The guard is fucking great.
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hm.

last night

melancholia
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7 years ago
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Roommate and I just got Melancholia, will report back when we watch it. :)
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Larz you should try to watch some uplifting movies once in a while!
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7 years ago
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have people seen glenngarry glen ross? I asked film-knowledgeable friends/coworkers of mine about this movie and only one of them had seen it. I was surprised because it's an awesome movie.
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oh I also watched bob roberts last week. it reminded me of primary colors but funnier and more relevant. everyone should watch it.
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make millions
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Finally watched Melacholia ... pretty much the perfect movie for this weekend. Not saying I relate to it, but it was amazing. The last half-hour alone is pretty much pure dread. And, surprisingly (since it's told from multiple points of view) it never repeats itself.
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so excited for that movie
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why does everyone want to see that? it looks silly.
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i want to see it because it's about melancholia.
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6 years ago
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i watched peter and vandy

:/
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3 years ago
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Nomads and Nozones
The Magick Lantern Cycle
Luna Mesa
Milestones and Ice
Confessions
Blood Tea and Red String
The Frolic
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
THE FORCE!
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2 years ago
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Deadpool was fun, but ultimately just another superhero movie.
The Revenant was pretty damn intense. He totally deserves recognition for that movie.
Going to see The Witch next. Hopefully it doesn't suck.
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2 years ago
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Got the Alien anthology on BluRay recently, along with the new series of Lupin the III. Recommend both.
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> Deadpool was fun, but ultimately just another superhero movie.

I saw it the other day. It wasn't great, and have no interest in seeing it again, but it's one of the few superhero movies that I actually enjoyed watching.
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I get what you mean. It enjoyed itself, and that was a nice change of pace from the brooding, bleach-bypassed fare as of late.
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Went to see Eye in the Sky a few days ago: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_in_the_Sky_(2015_film )

Great film.
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I'm staying with a friend in Säffle, Sweden, and we watched Fucking Åmål today: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Show_Me_Love_%28film%29

Better than expected.
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Linking code: worse than expected.
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Don't feel bad: many websites get the trailing ) wrong. That's why Wikipedia now shows:

> Did you mean: Show Me Love (film)?

For Show Me Love (film