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« Reply #1710 on: April 22, 2013, 09:31:24 PM »

Ulee's Gold with Peter Fonda.

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« Reply #1711 on: April 22, 2013, 09:52:04 PM »

Wizard of OZ is on right now while I am posting...........Never gets old.

For some reason I have passionately hated that movie since I was little. It always felt really obnoxious and insincere. I get a totally different feeling from the book, which I love. And I love the film Return to Oz.
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« Reply #1712 on: April 22, 2013, 09:58:28 PM »

Wizard of OZ is on right now while I am posting...........Never gets old.

For some reason I have passionately hated that movie since I was little. It always felt really obnoxious and insincere. I get a totally different feeling from the book, which I love. And I love the film Return to Oz.


Never liked The Wizard of Oz or Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. Both movies creeped me out as a child. Scary stuff.


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« Reply #1713 on: April 22, 2013, 11:46:25 PM »

Wizard of OZ is on right now while I am posting...........Never gets old.

For some reason I have passionately hated that movie since I was little. It always felt really obnoxious and insincere. I get a totally different feeling from the book, which I love. And I love the film Return to Oz.

For some reason I liked Oz the Great and Powerful. I haven't seen anything at the theater since then that would  compare (primarily previews).
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« Reply #1714 on: May 08, 2013, 10:43:59 PM »

Just watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind... incredible. I can't believe I only heard about it a few days ago.
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« Reply #1715 on: May 10, 2013, 01:13:56 AM »

Just watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind... incredible. I can't believe I only heard about it a few days ago.

Also saw Synecdoche, New York... but I feel too young to have watched and (mostly?) understood it. Undecided
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« Reply #1716 on: May 19, 2013, 05:19:42 PM »

A documentary called 'Black Metal.'
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« Reply #1717 on: May 19, 2013, 06:21:54 PM »

A documentary on infamous moonshiner Popcorn Sutton called "This Is the Last Dam Run of Likker I'm Ever Gonna Make."  I laugh every time I watch it on account he sounds just like my gran'pa (sans the cussin'.)

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« Reply #1718 on: May 19, 2013, 06:49:06 PM »

Just watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind... incredible. I can't believe I only heard about it a few days ago.

Also saw Synecdoche, New York... but I feel too young to have watched and (mostly?) understood it. Undecided

Charlie Kaufmann is simply the most important American screenwriter of this generation.
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« Reply #1719 on: May 19, 2013, 06:51:23 PM »

Just watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind... incredible. I can't believe I only heard about it a few days ago.

One of my favorite films ever, even if Kaufman's most productive screenplay is arguably Adaptation. It might be the finest screenplay ever written.
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« Reply #1720 on: May 20, 2013, 01:01:14 AM »

Inception...third or fourth time now...
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« Reply #1721 on: May 27, 2013, 10:55:36 PM »

Oblivion kind of sucked. Basically, imagine if somebody pitched Moon to a major studio. This is the mess that would happen after five major rewrites or so.
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« Reply #1723 on: May 29, 2013, 08:49:39 PM »

I'm not a Gen X'er, but I love the Breakfast Club.
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« Reply #1724 on: May 30, 2013, 05:27:54 AM »

I'm not a Gen X'er, but I love the Breakfast Club.

I missed it by a couple of years, but yeah, the 80s had the best school movies.

Right now watching (again) The Brave Little Toaster with the young one.
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« Reply #1725 on: May 30, 2013, 06:13:25 AM »

It seems the best high school movies today are somehow connected to high school media of the 80s, either through tribute (Easy A) or parody (21 Jump Street). I can't think of much original high school media from my time in high school. Glee, I guess. Never watched it though. Heard mixed things.
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« Reply #1726 on: May 30, 2013, 10:41:56 AM »


Right now watching (again) The Brave Little Toaster with the young one.

It is worth watching again and again and again. I have fond memories in regard to this movie.
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Right now watching (again) The Brave Little Toaster with the young one.

It is worth watching again and again and again. I have fond memories in regard to this movie.
I always get choked up when I watch it.
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« Reply #1728 on: May 30, 2013, 06:50:28 PM »

Iron Man 3
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« Reply #1729 on: June 01, 2013, 10:16:14 AM »

Just watched the Great Gatsby, it did such a good job in showing how void the material world is while being such a visually rich movie,usually a  Baz Luhrman film will send me to sleep but this one I loved.
 


I will definately be reading the book......
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« Reply #1730 on: June 03, 2013, 02:19:39 PM »

Hara-Kiri (2012), dir. Miike Takashi. This is a remake of a classic 1960's film, which, unfortunately, I haven't seen yet, so I can't compare the two. I haven't seen a Miike film in quite a while- it seems that he's toned down considerably. He may even have lost some spark for this venture. The film is well done but seems a bit flat and could perhaps stand to cut the middle by 20 minutes. 
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« Reply #1731 on: June 03, 2013, 03:45:43 PM »

Ponette. Saddest film ever.
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« Reply #1732 on: June 03, 2013, 05:25:58 PM »

Hara-Kiri (2012), dir. Miike Takashi. This is a remake of a classic 1960's film, which, unfortunately, I haven't seen yet, so I can't compare the two. I haven't seen a Miike film in quite a while- it seems that he's toned down considerably. He may even have lost some spark for this venture. The film is well done but seems a bit flat and could perhaps stand to cut the middle by 20 minutes. 

DUDE, see the ORIGINAL.

I have no idea about this remake. And I am no samurai fetishist or whatever.

Great film. I think the original was marketed under both Hari-Kiri and Sepaku in the States.
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« Reply #1733 on: June 03, 2013, 05:26:31 PM »

Iron Man 3

Managed to suck worse than the first two combined.

Quite a feat.
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« Reply #1734 on: June 03, 2013, 05:26:59 PM »


Right now watching (again) The Brave Little Toaster with the young one.

It is worth watching again and again and again. I have fond memories in regard to this movie.
I always get choked up when I watch it.

HuhHuhHuh??

Explain.
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« Reply #1735 on: June 03, 2013, 05:28:00 PM »

I'm not a Gen X'er, but I love the Breakfast Club.

You know you don't know your brands very well.

But it is one of the better exemplars of the zombie genre. That has always been my take on it.
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« Reply #1736 on: June 03, 2013, 05:29:21 PM »

It seems the best high school movies today are somehow connected to high school media of the 80s, either through tribute (Easy A) or parody (21 Jump Street). I can't think of much original high school media from my time in high school. Glee, I guess. Never watched it though. Heard mixed things.

First half of the season (not kidding about being that specific) was great. Good characters and story development and single camera work.

They made tons of money off the music and it became nonsense quickly thereafter.
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« Reply #1737 on: June 03, 2013, 05:31:56 PM »

It seems the best high school movies today are somehow connected to high school media of the 80s, either through tribute (Easy A) or parody (21 Jump Street). I can't think of much original high school media from my time in high school. Glee, I guess. Never watched it though. Heard mixed things.

Let me think on this. Netflix would tell you I have the viewing habits of a 14 year old girl if she had to watch stuff sometimes with her self important and domineering father.

Most folks time in high school has a bit of a lag when it comes to getting into film and TV.
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« Reply #1738 on: June 03, 2013, 05:34:17 PM »

Hara-Kiri (2012), dir. Miike Takashi. This is a remake of a classic 1960's film, which, unfortunately, I haven't seen yet, so I can't compare the two. I haven't seen a Miike film in quite a while- it seems that he's toned down considerably. He may even have lost some spark for this venture. The film is well done but seems a bit flat and could perhaps stand to cut the middle by 20 minutes.  

DUDE, see the ORIGINAL.

I have no idea about this remake. And I am no samurai fetishist or whatever.

Great film. I think the original was marketed under both Hari-Kiri and Sepaku in the States.

I read the synopsis on Wikipedia and might have to watch both of them.  I kind of want to watch a Samurai movie (been playing a lot of Shogun II on the computer) and was just going to rent the Seven Samurai for the ten millionth time, but could be interested in something new.

Also, has any one seen Rashomon?  A friend suggested it and I love Kurosawa and Mifune together.  
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« Reply #1739 on: June 03, 2013, 05:40:24 PM »

I'm not a Gen X'er, but I love the Breakfast Club.

You know you don't know your brands very well.

But it is one of the better exemplars of the zombie genre. That has always been my take on it.

Huh???
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Right now watching (again) The Brave Little Toaster with the young one.

It is worth watching again and again and again. I have fond memories in regard to this movie.
I always get choked up when I watch it.

HuhHuhHuh??

Explain.
you wouldnt understand man. its a longing for my childhood again.
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« Reply #1741 on: June 03, 2013, 07:08:31 PM »

Hara-Kiri (2012), dir. Miike Takashi. This is a remake of a classic 1960's film, which, unfortunately, I haven't seen yet, so I can't compare the two. I haven't seen a Miike film in quite a while- it seems that he's toned down considerably. He may even have lost some spark for this venture. The film is well done but seems a bit flat and could perhaps stand to cut the middle by 20 minutes.  

DUDE, see the ORIGINAL.

I have no idea about this remake. And I am no samurai fetishist or whatever.

Great film. I think the original was marketed under both Hari-Kiri and Sepaku in the States.

I read the synopsis on Wikipedia and might have to watch both of them.  I kind of want to watch a Samurai movie (been playing a lot of Shogun II on the computer) and was just going to rent the Seven Samurai for the ten millionth time, but could be interested in something new.

Also, has any one seen Rashomon?  A friend suggested it and I love Kurosawa and Mifune together.  

Are you kidding?

Of course. I've seen all of Kurosawa's stuff.

It's not as bad as the Seven in the sense of being blatantly ripped-off a million times and sorta cinematically naive along with self-indulgently long.

But you've seen Rashomon before, heck it is a prop dramatic structure, which incidentally a writer for the LA Times doesn't understand using it to describe the new season of Arrested Development.

Anyhoo I am losing it.

Mifune is always great. Always. If you really want to go down the samurai route, we can do this.

I hope to all that is right that you have seen Ran.
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« Reply #1742 on: June 03, 2013, 07:11:16 PM »

I hope to all that is right that you have seen Ran.
i was going to bring that up if you weren't.

one of the first movies i watched when i was hired at hollywood video all those moons ago.

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I'm not a Gen X'er, but I love the Breakfast Club.

You know you don't know your brands very well.

But it is one of the better exemplars of the zombie genre. That has always been my take on it.

Huh???

Watch Romero; note the themes and structure, especially Dawn of the Dead.

Watch the Breakfast Club and explain to me the differences.
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I hope to all that is right that you have seen Ran.
i was going to bring that up if you weren't.

one of the first movies i watched when i was hired at hollywood video all those moons ago.

thoughts on dreams?

The older that man got the more brillianter he got.

That sums it up in the time I have.

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« Reply #1745 on: June 03, 2013, 07:17:33 PM »

I'm not a Gen X'er, but I love the Breakfast Club.

You know you don't know your brands very well.

But it is one of the better exemplars of the zombie genre. That has always been my take on it.

Huh???

Watch Romero; note the themes and structure, especially Dawn of the Dead.

Watch the Breakfast Club and explain to me the differences.


I hated the Breakfast Club.


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« Reply #1746 on: June 03, 2013, 07:17:35 PM »

I hope to all that is right that you have seen Ran.
i was going to bring that up if you weren't.

one of the first movies i watched when i was hired at hollywood video all those moons ago.

thoughts on dreams?

The older that man got the more brillianter he got.

That sums it up in the time I have.



i think im beginning to understand more fully your hatred towards the original star wars trilogy.
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« Reply #1747 on: June 03, 2013, 07:19:03 PM »

hollywood video

I cheered for them against Blockbuster if just for their use of genre.

Blockbuster:

Funny Stuff.
Scary Stuff.
Boring Stuff.
Girl Stuff.
Game Stuff.
Diabetes Inducing Stuff.

But I lived across from a convenient store, a pizzeria, and a independent video store out of the way of civilization.

It was awesome. So I didn't support Hollywood via my dollar, but did so in spirit.
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« Reply #1748 on: June 03, 2013, 07:20:24 PM »

I'm not a Gen X'er, but I love the Breakfast Club.

You know you don't know your brands very well.

But it is one of the better exemplars of the zombie genre. That has always been my take on it.

Huh???

Watch Romero; note the themes and structure, especially Dawn of the Dead.

Watch the Breakfast Club and explain to me the differences.


I hated the Breakfast Club.


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I am a sucker for high school stuff, but John Hughes . . . talk about over-rated.
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« Reply #1749 on: June 03, 2013, 07:22:01 PM »

I am a sucker for high school stuff, but John Hughes . . . talk about over-rated.
dazed and confused?

fast times?

ferris?

or are you more of a mean girls guy?
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« Reply #1750 on: June 03, 2013, 08:16:55 PM »

I am a sucker for high school stuff, but John Hughes . . . talk about over-rated.
dazed and confused?

fast times?

ferris?

or are you more of a mean girls guy?

Dazed and Confused was brilliant. Exceedingly superior to Fast Times.


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« Reply #1751 on: June 04, 2013, 07:23:38 AM »

Hara-Kiri (2012), dir. Miike Takashi. This is a remake of a classic 1960's film, which, unfortunately, I haven't seen yet, so I can't compare the two. I haven't seen a Miike film in quite a while- it seems that he's toned down considerably. He may even have lost some spark for this venture. The film is well done but seems a bit flat and could perhaps stand to cut the middle by 20 minutes. 

DUDE, see the ORIGINAL.

I have no idea about this remake. And I am no samurai fetishist or whatever.

Great film. I think the original was marketed under both Hari-Kiri and Sepaku in the States.

Yeah, my brother had the Criterion DVD of it, but I never got around to watching it. Now we're estranged and living in separate continents. Oh well. I'll have to get a hold of it somehow, sometime.
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« Reply #1752 on: June 04, 2013, 07:36:50 AM »

Hara-Kiri (2012), dir. Miike Takashi. This is a remake of a classic 1960's film, which, unfortunately, I haven't seen yet, so I can't compare the two. I haven't seen a Miike film in quite a while- it seems that he's toned down considerably. He may even have lost some spark for this venture. The film is well done but seems a bit flat and could perhaps stand to cut the middle by 20 minutes.  

DUDE, see the ORIGINAL.

I have no idea about this remake. And I am no samurai fetishist or whatever.

Great film. I think the original was marketed under both Hari-Kiri and Sepaku in the States.

I read the synopsis on Wikipedia and might have to watch both of them.  I kind of want to watch a Samurai movie (been playing a lot of Shogun II on the computer) and was just going to rent the Seven Samurai for the ten millionth time, but could be interested in something new.

Also, has any one seen Rashomon?  A friend suggested it and I love Kurosawa and Mifune together.  

Are you kidding?

Of course. I've seen all of Kurosawa's stuff.

It's not as bad as the Seven in the sense of being blatantly ripped-off a million times and sorta cinematically naive along with self-indulgently long.

But you've seen Rashomon before, heck it is a prop dramatic structure, which incidentally a writer for the LA Times doesn't understand using it to describe the new season of Arrested Development.

Anyhoo I am losing it.

Mifune is always great. Always. If you really want to go down the samurai route, we can do this.

I hope to all that is right that you have seen Ran.

Ran is possibly my favorite film of all time. I also loved Throne of Blood though it is less complex and rich (much like Macbeth is less complex and rich than King Lear).

Recommending Samurai films in general is hard- there is such a range of stuff from fun schlock to high art. Aside from the Kurosawa must-sees, I really loved Inagaki's 1962 adaptation of Chusingura- just a gorgeous film from every angle. If you like Mifune, then of course you need to see Inagaki's Samurai trilogy as well.

A less well-known film which I thought was amazing was Onibaba, which has more of a horror element to it. I guess it could only be tangentially considered a samurai movie, but I kinda just wanted to mention it because it's great. Same deal for Kwaidan. Also, if you like ninjas, Shinobi-no-Mono is buckets of fun.

And if you want to see the ultimate film pitting ninjas against samurai against Chinese kung fu masters, Ching Tsiu-tung's Duel to the Death is just the greatest thing ever. I never tire of talking about this movie. Any movie where a guy's head gets chopped off, flies onto a tree branch, says, "You will die," and then explodes cannot be missed. Nobody combines slapstick humor, grim tragedy, and just ridiculous violence like the Hong Kong kung fu directors.
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« Reply #1753 on: June 04, 2013, 08:44:12 AM »

criterion collection owns. they've only done a few bad transfers

i love having seventh seal on Blu ray.

is it wrong to say that seven samurai is slightly overrated? i love Kurosawa like you all, but folks talk about that movie way to much versus his other work.

i personally love how kurosawa approached Ran and the background of making it, and his approach to cinematography.

great stuff.

Chinese kung fun movies are like the last frontier for me, well there are some other foreign films I need to watch.

love me some Tokyo story is that on Blu ray yet?
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« Reply #1754 on: June 04, 2013, 08:46:22 AM »

ive been contemplating recently on buying a new plasma tv from Panasonic and start beefing up my film library but I dunno.

i love movies and all but I'm torn on investing that or my music collection. there's some really expensive German tubes I want for my amp.

if I'm gonna do this movie thing proper, I gotta go all out with the best.
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