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    yeah, I noticed that afterwards but didn't bother changing it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frightened Inmate No. 2 View Post
    i don't really hate a lot of movies, but yeah i guess you could say that. i hate using the word "pretentious" to describe movies, but upstream color was awfully close (in my experience, people who overuse the word pretentious are the most pretentious people of all). besides being really boring in a lot of ways, it just feels like it was trying to impress the audience with its super-abstract narrative that i had a hard time finding interesting in the first place. i haven't seen primer, although from what i've heard that's just more of the same. maybe i just need to see more malick films or something. i dunno. it's certainly not without merit, and you could probably find a lot of good stuff if you looked hard enough, but i just didn't feel like it would be truly worth it.
    i wrote a paper on this film earlier in the term. i also hated it first time round but after watching it a bunch i actually started to dig it

    my ta said i should submit it for publication

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel Hutz View Post
    I thought it was fairly good, but more disjointed then the other 2 Andersons I've seen.
    Just curious how you think rushmore is disjointed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old painty-can Ned View Post
    Just curious how you think rushmore is disjointed?
    I found some of the smaller story threads a tad distracting. maybe I'm just not as used to the less linear storytelling style yet, but there seemed to be a lot going on and it was hard to keep up. maybe it'll click more on a rewatch

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    There's this movie coming out later this year called Boyhood; it's about a kid growing up. The interesting thing is that the film has been in development since like 2002, and the actor that plays the kid is grown up by the end. It's the same actor throughout the whole 12 years of shooting. I've been looking forward to seeing this for a while; it's an interesting concept for a film I think


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark Jones View Post
    There's this movie coming out later this year called Boyhood; it's about a kid growing up. The interesting thing is that the film has been in development since like 2002, and the actor that plays the kid is grown up by the end. It's the same actor throughout the whole 12 years of shooting. I've been looking forward to seeing this for a while; it's an interesting concept for a film I think
    A movie about a kid growing up = interesting concept?
    Sounds pretty generic actually.
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    it's also directed by richard linklater, who made the amazing before... trilogy. looks to be one of the most ambitious films ever and i can't fucking wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchoolerSimpsons View Post
    A movie about a kid growing up = interesting concept?
    Sounds pretty generic actually.
    Did you read the rest of my post? It's about a kid growing up... and we see it. It's the same actor and they've been working on this movie for like 12 years or so; so we literally see the kid aging throughout the film and it's the same actor the entire time. THAT'S the interesting concept(IMO).


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    i just watched psycho and it fantastic

    probably in my top 5

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    Psycho's classic stuff


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    watched Men in Black on TV for the first time in ages.
    it's still cracks me up. it has stood the test of time

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoDeerForAMonth View Post
    i just watched psycho and it fantastic

    probably in my top 5
    As it is for me, also. 2,3&4 are also pretty decent films. Especially when you compare them with the rest of the slasher films of the 80s. Obviously they're nothing in comparison to the original, but they certainly don't go any way towards damaging the legacy of the original.

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    1. Stalker
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    4. Her
    5. Citizen Kane
    6. The Passion of Joan of Arc
    7. Goodfellas
    8. Julien Donkey-Boy
    9. Johnny Guitar
    10. The Wolf of Wall Street
    11. Rebel Without a Cause
    12. Wings of Desire
    13. Solaris
    14. Frances Ha
    15. The Sacrifice
    16. The Act of Killing
    17. The Place Beyond the Pines
    18. Short Term 12
    19. Duel
    20. Cruising
    21. The Grand Budapest Hotel
    22. In a Lonely Place
    23. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    24. Inside llewyn Davis
    25. Blue is the Warmest Color
    26. Au Revoir Les Enfants
    27. My Dinner with Andre
    28. Pain & Gain
    29. Misery
    30. Sherlock Jr.
    31. The Lusty Men
    32. Beyond the Hills
    33. The Butcher
    34. Two Lovers
    35. The Rambler
    36. The Mirror
    37. The Comedy
    38. Blue Jasmine
    39. Casblanca
    40. The Best Offer
    41. Atlantic City
    42. Taxi Driver
    43. Trash Humpers

    44. Only Lovers Left Alive
    45. Computer Chess
    46. American Hustle
    47. Puella Magi Madoka Magica Part 1
    48. Hi, Mom!
    49. Blue Caprice
    50. Ivan’s Childhood
    51. Magic Mike
    52. The Grandmaster
    53. Eastern Promises
    54. Amadeus
    55. Robocop
    56. Vivre Sa Vie
    57. The Last Temptation of Christ
    58. Fruitvale Station
    59. 12 Years a Slave
    60. Prisoners
    61. Nostalghia
    62. Only God Forgives
    63. The Great Beauty
    64. The Draughtsman’s Contract
    65. Gummo
    66. Puella Magi Madoka Magica Part 2
    67. Captain Phillips
    68. Django Unchained
    69. Zero Dark Thirty
    70. Scarface
    71. My Neighbor Totoro
    72. Mister Lonely
    73. Dallas Buyers Club
    74. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
    75. Donnie Darko
    76. Escape From Tomorrow
    77. The Conformist
    78. Nebraska
    79. How To Train Your Dragon
    80. Nausicaa
    81. Frozen
    82. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
    83. West Side Story
    84. Five Easy Pieces
    85. Philomena
    86. Cries and Whispers
    87. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
    88. The Negotiator
    89. MASH
    90. The Counselor
    91. Killing Them Softly
    92. True Romance
    93. Funny Games
    94. All is Lost
    95. V for Vendetta
    96. 300
    97. The Matrix
    98. The Canyons
    99. Divergent
    100. Nymphomaniac Pt 1
    101. Nymphomaniac Pt 2
    102. Andrei Rublev
    103. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
    104. The Spectacular Now
    105. 42
    106. Upstream Color

    really weak month. only 16 new ones, and then i rewatched four. i got kind of burnt out around the middle of the month, on top of lack of time and i've been exercising more. will try to have a better may.

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    Duel? the Spielberg one?
    if so, that being above taxi driver is surprising.

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    Anyone watched Amazing Spiderman 2 yet? I'm thinking of seeing it, but I heard some rather unflattering things about this new installment.

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    ......and some of the flattering things i've heard are from unflattering people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insomnia View Post





    Why do I find this funny as hell?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel Hutz View Post
    Duel? the Spielberg one?
    if so, that being above taxi driver is surprising.
    i didn't expect to love duel as much as i did, considering i don't really like spielberg much. i loved how it was a really blatant metaphor for masculinity, masked as a super-tense thriller (one of the most genuinely suspenseful ones that i've seen in a while, too). it's incredibly simple, both narratively and thematically, but it allows room for spielberg's rough style of directing to shine through and really amp up the excitement level. not a perfect film, but easily the best spielberg that i've seen (i haven't seen a lot of his most popular films, but i'm not really in a hurry to).

    i still really liked taxi driver, but i dunno. i just thought that the king of comedy handled delusions of grandeur much better, and i thought that taxi driver relied a bit too heavily on ironies to attempt to distance itself from travis bickle, but in the end it still feels like it's glorifying bickle's actions, even though he remains an ultimately unlikable creep throughout.

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    still, scorsese>>>>>>>>>>spielberg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suomynona View Post
    Anyone watched Amazing Spiderman 2 yet? I'm thinking of seeing it, but I heard some rather unflattering things about this new installment.
    Go see it. Best Spider-Man movie since... well, Spider-Man 2.
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    it was a less pointless outing than the first (can I just say, fuck introductory superhero flicks) but it was incredibly unfocused (I counted maybe five different story threads?) and the romance stuff was all cringe-worthy. I applaud the film for handling it's climactic scene with some genuine gravity and believability, but I'm baffled as to why they felt the need to go through the boring lovey-dovey romance motions so unenthusiastically in contrast, as though the writers loved and appreciated the characters but just couldn't stand the romantic portion, which I guess has to be maintained for integrity to the source material but if you're just gonna lazily defecate out half-hearted Hallmark romanticisms instead of making the characters love seem real and human well I dunno, maybe don't bother? it takes up way too much time to be so boring, so it's a big strike against the film. some story threads like Peter trying to learn more about the past of his father could have done well with further time dedicated to them to expand. this film is just bloated and they could have saved some of this for another time. also lol Paul Giamatti Rhino. because lol Paul Giamatti anything. I'll say that Dane Dehaan made for a chilling and potent Green Goblin though. that's an intimidating villain performance right there, at least relative to this sort of film. didn't leave me shaking, but caught my attention and didn't leave me roiling my eyes by being over-the-top. his actual Goblin design is laughably bad though. like, hard to look at bad.

    overall yes it's the best Spiderman since Spiderman 2 but that's because 3 is retarded and AS1 is superfluous. it's not some brilliant or original representation of the character or storylines or anything.

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    RedLetterMedia just did a Half in the Bag episode on the new Spidey film. They hated it but it's actually made me interested in actually seeing it. I mean can it really be that bad? Probably but I'd like to see it for myself anyway.
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    Sorry to learn that Leslie Carlson, famous for playing one of the most underrated villains in cinema, Barry Convex in Videodrome, has died.



    'Tis a great shame. I always thought he'd be the perfect choice to play Randall Flagg in an adaptation of one of Stephen King's works that feature the character. Maybe Eyes of the Dragon? Anyways, long live the new flesh.


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    Just got back from watching Amazing Spider-Man 2. This might be the best of all the Spider-Man movies. I'm glad they kept Andrew Garfield as a kid with troubles but it's not nearly as melodramatic as the first trilogy. It still had the balance too of Spider-Man cracking wise with the villains and citizens which was less prevalent in the first trilogy. Garfield just seems more natural in the role than Toby McGuire. Emma Stone was fantastic as well  her performance throughout made the climax of the film a very heavy and rather sad affair. I really felt gutted when they went through with sticking to the comics by killing her off. It's probably one of the saddest moments in recent film history.  I also like the spin they put on Electro to make him a much more interesting character than was portrayed in the comics. This is a true contender as possibly Marvel's best movie. Days of Future Past though has tremendous potential since it is one of the seminal X-Men story arcs.
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    14. Wings of Desire
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    19. The Heartbreak Kid
    20. The Place Beyond the Pines
    21. Short Term 12
    22. Duel
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    24. The Grand Budapest Hotel
    25. In a Lonely Place
    26. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    27. Inside llewyn Davis
    28. Blue is the Warmest Color
    29. Straw Dogs
    30. Dog Day Afternoon

    31. Au Revoir Les Enfants
    32. My Dinner with Andre
    33. Pain & Gain
    34. Misery
    35. Sherlock Jr.
    36. The Lusty Men
    37. Beyond the Hills
    38. Jaws
    39. The Butcher
    40. Two Lovers
    41. Badlands
    42. The Rambler
    43. The Mirror
    44. The Comedy
    45. Blue Jasmine
    46. Casblanca
    47. Band of Outsiders
    48. The Best Offer
    49. Atlantic City
    50. Taxi Driver
    51. Trash Humpers
    52. Only Lovers Left Alive
    53. Chinatown
    54. Computer Chess
    55. American Hustle
    56. Puella Magi Madoka Magica Part 1
    57. Hi, Mom!
    58. Blue Caprice
    59. Ivan’s Childhood
    60. Mud
    61. Magic Mike
    62. The Grandmaster
    63. Eastern Promises
    64. Amadeus
    65. Robocop
    66. Vivre Sa Vie
    67. Fruitvale Station
    68. Escape From Alcatraz
    69. The Last Temptation of Christ
    70. 12 Years a Slave
    71. The Spirit of the Beehive
    72. Prisoners
    73. Nostalghia
    74. Only God Forgives
    75. The Great Beauty
    76. The Draughtsman’s Contract
    77. Gummo
    78. Puella Magi Madoka Magica Part 2
    79. Captain Phillips
    80. Fantastic Planet
    81. Django Unchained
    82. A Man Escaped
    83. Zero Dark Thirty
    84. Scarface
    85. My Neighbor Totoro
    86. The Last Picture Show
    87. Mister Lonely
    88. Mean Streets
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    90. To Live
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    92. Mary and Max
    93. Donnie Darko
    94. Escape From Tomorrow
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    96. Nebraska
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    100. Frozen
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    102. West Side Story
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    106. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
    107. The Negotiator
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    109. MASH
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    111. Killing Them Softly
    112. True Romance
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    115. V for Vendetta
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    120. Divergent
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    123. Andrei Rublev
    124. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
    125. The Spectacular Now
    126. 42
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    Thoughts on Mean Streets, Jaws, Rocky, Chinatown, Badlands?

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    Jaws is one of the first horror movies I saw and still is a delightful classic to me. Memorable characters, GREAT dialogue, excellent music, not to mention the shark itself looks great. (Wouldn't say the same about the shark in "Jaws: Revenge")
    Chinatown has Jack Nicholson in one of his best roles, great plotting, superb music and one of the best endings on a movie ever. And as with all of Roman Polanski's movies, the cinematography is top-notch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Thompsons View Post
    Mean Streets
    afraid i don't really have a lot to say about this one, but i liked it. has a lot of style and it's a nice exploration of idealism in our modern world, but what should have been a more intimate character study ends up feeling kind of cold. i sort of recall scorsese's direction feeling more style over substance, which could've been a reason. i don't really remember it that well. definitely my least favorite scorsese at this point.

    Jaws
    liked this more than i thought i would, and i'm starting to come around on my spielberg contrarianism. still don't think he's an amazing filmmaker or anything, but he knows how to create a fun suspense piece. still think it's overrated, but it's fun.

    Rocky
    just kinda dumb. i don't care for these kinds of cliche underdog stories, and this brought literally nothing new, besides one or two iconic scenes that feel tonally out of place anyway. i thought its treatment of the american dream as something corporeal was kinda boring. i prefer movies to have some sort of ambiguity and nuance in them. also has one of the worst excuses for a hollywood romance i've ever seen. adrian is a horrible character with zero personality. stallone was better than expected as an actor, though.

    Chinatown
    i really liked this overall, but i thought the cynicism got really tiring by the end. love nicholson and the dialogue was fun, but polanski is so in-your-face with his faux-realism. loved everything up to the ending though.

    Badlands?
    i admittedly need to rewatch this because i wasn't in a very good mood when i saw it, but i loved the emotionally detached way it viewed violence and its characters. can't wait to see it again, and i'm probably going to watch days of heaven pretty soon. also, i don't think i like martin sheen.

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    Pretty shocked to see 22 Jump Street get such great reviews. I saw the first one in theaters and didn't really like it, even tried to give it another chance on Netflix thinking I just didn't remember it that well, and nope, couldn't even get past the first 15 minutes of it. That one got great reviews too though so perhaps these movies just aren't for me. I really just can't see what people see in this franchise though that makes it so critically acclaimed, especially since this one looks like just more of the same.



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