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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: July 11, 2021, 01:45:13 PM »
Domino (2005) 3/10
Wow that was bad. At least the trailer didn't lie: it's exactly like the trailer. As in: it's a 2 hours trailer. There isn't a single scene in that movie, just cool clips edited by an MTV editor.

As a Tony Scott enthusiast and apologist, I support this rating and comments. But as a Tony Scott enthusiast and apologist, I really enjoyed this movie. I couldn't give you a complete solid reason as to why I enjoy this particular film, I probably would give it a solid 5/10 as its still not that great of a movie, but its possible that I just enjoy the complete madness of it. Cast members of Beverly Hills 90210 showing up for no viable reason, Tom Waits appearing in the desert to add the cherry on top of the shitstorm of a film, then there's the shot of the goldfish reaction shot. What a film. I should give it another watch but with Days of Thunder playing right after to balance the palette.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: June 07, 2019, 12:01:53 PM »
Song to Song 3/10
WOW.

Sounds similar to how Mark Kermode felt about it.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Deer Hunter (1978)
« on: June 23, 2018, 08:59:06 PM »
Came across this information that can help answer your question: http://www.220-electronics.com/blog/region-free-4k-ultra-hd-blu-ray-players-fact-fiction/

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Andrei Rublev (1969)
« on: June 23, 2018, 07:29:30 PM »
I was reading David Mamet's A Whore's Profession where he mentions that because the Russian film school didn't have the available resources to actually produce and make films, that they spent most of their time just theorizing about film and digging philosophically about the idea of film. It doesn't answer all the questions regarding film making from that region but it does make some sense. Or at least applying it to these type of films.

I haven't had a chance to see this film but I do love Stalker. It might be from the fact that I enjoyed the game first before the movie but there is just something there in that movie that's just amazing. This reminds me that I should get around to watching the copy of Solaris I have. I saw the Soderbergh version and enjoyed it, didn't think the inclusion of the George Clooney buttshot was a necessity.

PS: I think I know what you mean Power. Is THIS what you mean by the white borders?

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: June 22, 2018, 11:03:51 PM »
Reindeer Games - 3/5

It sure isn't 52 Pickup but I still had a good time for the most part watching this. Maybe I got low standards. Might explain other aspects of my life now that I think about it.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: June 20, 2018, 04:18:57 PM »
The Great Silence - 4/5

It's been nearly 10 years since I last saw the movie and that was a dubbed version. But this time, I saw the restoration in theaters with the italian track. It's not a perfect film because there is some real pacing problems here and there but overall, still enjoyed it as I did back then. That opening credit scene of Silence just riding his horse through the snow and the music playing along is an image that has always been floating around in my head for years and to see it on the big screen was great. The score is still as good as I remember and one track stood out for me because I had heard it sampled in one of those young people's rap songs.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Deer Hunter (1978)
« on: June 20, 2018, 04:10:20 PM »
Bringing this thread back from the dead because of a new blu-ray release!

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=23510

I just rewatched the film and totally almost agree with Stanton but I did watch it on DVD and the transfer looked terrible so that might have impeded my judgement.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: June 08, 2018, 04:08:41 PM »
Can we all join together in pure hatred of Marvel movies?

I cannot join because I saw Thor: Ragnarok (4/5) and had a great time. Watching something that knew what it was and didn't exceed to try and do anything but be what it was meant to be which is entertaining. Also, the use of Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song' made me enjoy it all the much more.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: June 08, 2018, 01:39:49 PM »
Black Panther - 1/5

What a boring movie. I never knew that battles to the death ultimately don't exist as long as the cliff you are pushed off is at least 50 stories and not a single foot higher.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Filmmakers about Filmmakers
« on: April 16, 2018, 01:20:42 PM »
I really didn't know where to post the following clip since there is no thread about Friedkin, Refn, Sorcerer or Only God Forgives. So here it is:

Friedkin's reaction to Refn's claim that Only God Forgives is a masterpiece:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=1jPWGEoyJHY
Source: long interview of Friedkin by Refn for the bonus of Sorcerer's 2017 BD


Can always count on Friedkin to entertain. His memoir is a pretty great read if you haven't had a chance.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: John Carpenter
« on: April 07, 2018, 10:52:15 AM »
One of the best to ever do it. It seems you already seen most of what needs to be seen from Carpenters filmography. I have a great appreciation for Assault on Precinct 13 just because of how he managed to get so much out of a small budget but also for that Ice Cream scene. I remember watching it and just not believing that it happened. Also, the character Napoleon Wilson has a couple lines taken from OUATITW and Carpenter's input in the interviews for special feature in OUATITW is always great, especially when the topic of politics came up and he just said something along the lines that "Maybe but then there can be politics in Plan 9 From Outer Space."

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: April 06, 2018, 03:42:36 PM »
Yes I am! Sorry I didn't realize the film had a different title in English. The Counselor is a much better title than the French one.

Agree on The Counselor being a better title. That movie is a strange one. It has this all star cast but the script is by Cormac McCarthy, a guy whose dialogue doesn't necessarily work on the screen, so its a weird watching experience listening to this nonsense and yet its still watchable. I think about that movie and the fact that they managed to turn a rap lyric such as 'They ain't trippin' on me, they wanna fuck my car' into an actual scene involving Cameron Diaz, who I agree is probably miscast, fucking the windshield of a car. What a weird movie. I should probably rewatch it.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: April 04, 2018, 10:08:00 AM »
Cartel (long version) 7/10
First viewing. Very good and original for a movie about the cartels. Terrific by the book yet modern yet classy yet audacious yet noirish yet colorful cinematography. It's Ridley Scott's most Fincheresque side. Unfortunately, the dialogues aren't as smart and cool as they sound. Top notch performances all over the place, although Cameron Diaz is probably miscasted.


Are you talking about The Counselor? Because I can't find anything about The Cartel.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: March 06, 2018, 02:10:21 PM »
Yeah, from everything I've heard about this, it sounds like a tepid re-launching of Roadside Picnic (adapted on film as Stalker), with monsters added. Uh, I think I'll pass.

I haven't read Roadside Picnic but I did get the feeling that this something that reminded me of Stalker but less existentialism and wonder. But seeing the Sicario 2: Soldado trailer on the big screen was pretty great.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: March 05, 2018, 02:34:17 PM »
Annihilation - 2/5

It looks good but other than that, it doesn't really do much. The characters are just tropes of what you have seen before & the situation they get into is nothing new and they make sure to do nothing special with it. My only real thought when watching it was seeing the bear creature and wondering how the alien meteor has affected how/what it poops. People seem to be making a big deal by believing that the film has a question worth pondering about but the only answer I got when the credits came up was that Science Fiction in film has reached an all time low if this is the film that people are earnestly attaching themselves to.

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