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what have you guys watched lately
but it started to bother me that the only funny thing in it was how often people kept saying source code and when you realised the ending was just gonna be the same as moon but cornier i just idk
Might be the most "oh, that guy, I know that guy, I've seen that guy in something else. What is it. What have I seen him in?" film of all time.
It's just got absolutely shitloads of moderately well-known actors and actresses you probably saw in something else at some point but can't put your finger on what.
Thought it was really good.
My Best Friend
Tinker Tailor etc
Fist of Legend (Donny Yen does Jet Li who did Bruce Lee).
Curse you Skyrim
flipping hell that was dark. Real dark. You know that feeling you get when you see a squashed animal by the side of the road, that for two hours.
Wizard People, Dear Reader (which is great) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone with new narration
It was ok, tried a bit too hard at times.
Also seen City Lights for the first time, lovely film.
Bukowski is a bit of a arrogant twat isn't he?
I've also recently seen:
was the Human Centipede 2, urgh
the artist 7.5/10
muriels wedding 7/10
mamma mia 0/10
we've got the special edition dvd though - saving it for a special occasion.
just seemed like the right thing to do
when jim carrey had made liar liar not 12 years before
there is no way i can do any more work today
Just seen Super 8. I love it, makes me all warm and fuzzy inside <3
We need to talk about Kevin
Bob le Flambeur
The life of Jesus
Gonna watch soon
Breaking the waves
Dead poets society
how about you?
i enjoyed the kind of theatricality of a lot of it and thought the son was pretty good ive kind of forgotton what else i liked about it now tho except that scene w/ the lychees which was real good
im not sure how i felt about shame
i kept thinking about half nelson which i think i liked more even tho its less aesthetically unusual and i thought it was more interesting from the perspective of addiction and a sort of hopeless connection to society
but since i saw it i keep thinking about the relationship w/ the sister in shame and the whole bit about feeling like people around you are a burden even tho you dont really try to connect properly w/ them and they just become sort of useful or useless instruments and i guess that was pretty good
Thinking about it now, I definitely didn't love it, I find it admirable. It just feels kind of empty, a bit like Shame, but I guess that was probably the aim. I haven't read the book, but surely it's just a psychological horror rather than social commentary? No one is born that way.
Think Shame is stronger, although there's something about McQueen's direction that leaves you with a chilly feeling, even though Hunger and Shame have some emotional moments there's still a strange aftertaste. Reminds me a bit of Eyes Wide Shut, the weird way
dysfunction, the city. There's quite a lot of uncomfortable stuff in there, like the sibling thing. Makes me think how I've kind of blocked out my brother a bit because he lives in another country, and whether he still matters in my life if I never see him. This is a bit dark.
iirc its written as a series of letters from the mother to the dead husband
i liked the way it was all edited so it was as though it was her mind coming to terms with what he does
i only really got eyes wide shut after id read a bunch of freud and stuff i love it now tho
i got the new world from lovefilm im looking forward to it
really liked the slow build - loved the ending. Last night I watched Touchez Pas au Grisbi, which is kind of similar but more conventional, and the main guy would slap the fuck out of Bob. If you haven't seen that, check it out.
man, I LOVE a good political thriller, but it's just so....DANK
will obvs stick with it tho
Subthread - films you cannot finish?
I generally stick with shit, no matter what, but that fackin pile of stinking turdo with Ben Stiller, Downey JR and some other cunts set in Vietnam made me so angry that I could only watch 11 minutes.
I will NEVER go back
We Need to Talk about Kevin - didn't really like it very much, didn't feel involved at all really, til right at the end, then I started feeling it slightly more.
gonna watch Trees Lounge tonight - Steve Buscemi's first attempt at direction - it's on iplayer and I hear it's good
one of Robert Altman's most hated films, but I liked it quite a lot - pretty entertaining - it was rambling and basically plotless and everyone in it was unsympathetic, but I can handle that kinda thing
I'm going to seek out the director's other films now, it was excellent
Also I saw Attack The Block which was okay. I liked the alians but the dialogue was clunky.
and The Guard which I liked a lot
AND Altered States which I also liked a lot. I did laugh a lot at the transformation bit though, dunno if you were supposed to.
altered states is mostly just about all the awesome trip scenes iirc
i remember thinking the characters in that were basically some of the most annoying people ever put on film unless they were yknow turning into primates and what have you
and one of them was William Hurt and he was grabbing your shoulders & shouting into your face about collective consciousness all evening like he does in the film
it's a fairly conventional gangster film with some nice touches
I have Peppermint Candy here from lovefilm that'll be next! Similar themes to Poetry by the looks of things. Green Fish after that hopefully!
Mulholland Drive - Ticked along for a bit then it all went mental and I didn't really understand what had happened.
Broken Flowers - Good performances, but I didn't really care for it. I don't like films where someone goes on a literal journey of self discovery and ends up at a literal crossroads.
Driving Miss Daisy - I liked it, seemed rather tame for a Best Picture winner though. Dan Aykroyd is the only person in the entire film that ages despite it being set over a fifteen year period. That's a bit odd.
Manhattan - Really didn't hold my attention. A less good Annie Hall.
do you only not like film where people go on literal journey of self-discovery if they end up at literal crossroads, or do you hate like every road movie ever?
He's standing in the middle of the road and the camera circles him so you can see all of the different roads available to him. A little bit of subtlety wouldn't kill you, Jarmusch.
The first hour and a half is a wish-fulfilment dream which Naomi Watts' character has after committing suicide, and the last half-hour is the reality which precedes the dream - hope that helps
Withnail & I, Serenity (for the 10000th time) and My Neighbour Totoro.
Both very good, wouldn't say great, but definitely worth seeing - Princess Mononoke is by far my favourite Miyazaki fwiw
Shame - Brilliant, masterful direction, more relatable than I care to admit (although I just did).
The Artist - Pleasant enough, "charm" about sums it up though, quite overrated.
Soldier of Orange - Started off well, but stretched credibility a little too far in places and was a little too uneven in tone, something not helped by an iffy score.
Mission Impossible 4 - Erm, entertainging enough really.
Unforgiven - I liked it's general point, but feel that it's undermined by too drastic a change (or reversion) of Clint's character to old ways. Gene Hackman is awesome in it though.
THX 1138 - Great atmospherics, particularly due to the inhuman soundtrack and sound effects, but it lacked storytelling flair to balance it out.
Loved the Artist even more and noticed quite a few things in Shame that I didn't notice the first time.
Watched Julia'S Eyes last night, superb Spanish horror film.
I was expecting more from all the glowing 4/5 star reviews on the poster. I dunno what exactly, but just....more.
That said, Gary Oldman was excellent and Tom Hardy a joy to watch as ever.
Very good, not as good as The Magnificent Seven, but better in some ways. 3 hours long but doesn't feel it, so well done for that.
Seen it before ages ago, but it's really really good.
I knew this was good, but the missus hadn't seen it and it was a while since I had. It's great.
Absolute shite. Leonardo di Caprio is a pretty embarrassing actor, Kate Winslet isn't much better.
I'm Sure I've Watched Something Else As Well But I Can't Remember
I remember it was good, but that's about it. Hmmm.
Can youuuu dig iiit?