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Off-Topic Discussion / World of Wong Kar Wai
« on: December 10, 2020, 10:48:14 AM »
https://www.criterion.com/boxsets/4117-world-of-wong-kar-wai

Something that DJ and I can finally come together on, and come on

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Off-Topic Discussion / A Thousand Clowns (1965)
« on: March 09, 2020, 07:14:38 AM »
https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/A-Thousand-Clowns-Blu-ray/250606/

I remember T.H. recommending this movie to me maybe 10-15 years ago on the old IGN movies board. I haven't seen it since then but I remember giving it a 10/10. I doubt I'd still like it that much, but who knows...I think this is the first ever non-VHS home release.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood (2019)
« on: January 25, 2019, 08:59:32 AM »
Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino

First look:

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/01/preview-quentin-tarantino-once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood

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For a Few Dollars More / New 4K Restoration Blu-Ray (March 2019)
« on: January 03, 2019, 07:41:12 AM »
This just popped up on Amazon via blu-ray.com

https://www.amazon.com/For-a-Few-Dollars-More-Blu-ray/dp/B07LD4P3BG?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07LD4P3BG&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION! Screen legends Clint Eastwood (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot) and Lee Van Cleef (Sabata) co-star as two rival bounty hunters who join forces to bring murderous bandit El Indio (Gian Maria Volontè, Face to Face) and his vicious gang of criminals to justice. But all is not as it seems in this hard-hitting second installment of Sergio Leone’s (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) trilogy starring Eastwood as the famed “Man with No Name.” Music by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dynamite, The Mercenary) with a stellar cast that includes spaghetti western legends Mario Brega (A Fistful of Dollars), Luigi Pistilli (Death Rides a Horse), Aldo Sambrell (Navajo Joe) and Klaus Kinski (The Great Silence).

Special Features:
-BRAND NEW 2018 4K RESTORATION
-NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
-NEW On location in Almería and Granada with Filmmaker Alex Cox
-Audio Commentary by Film Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
-FAFDM: The Christopher Frayling Archives
-A New Standard: Frayling on FAFDM
-Back for More: Clint Eastwood Remembers FAFDM
-Tre Voci: FAFDM | FAFDM: The Original American Release Version
-Location Comparisons
-NEW TRAILERS FROM HELL with Ernest Dickerson
-NEW Promoting FAFDM: Posters & Lobby Cards
-NEW FAFDM: On the Set
-NEW FAFDM: Color Stills
-NEW FOR A FEW Pictures MORE
-Newly Restored 2.0 Stereo / Original 2.0 Mono / 5.1 Surround
-12 Radio Spots
-Restored UA Logo
-Double Bill Trailer
-FAFDM Trailer 1
-FAFDM Trailer 2
-A Fistful of Dollars – Trailer
-The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Trailer
-A Fistful of Dynamite – Trailer
-Death Rides a Horse – Trailer
-The Mercenary - Trailer

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Ennio Morricone / November 26, 2018 - Ennio's Last Concert
« on: November 27, 2018, 09:32:56 AM »
Never go to to see him  :(

DISCLAIMER: he's retired, not dead!

Here's the setlist: https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/ennio-morricone/2018/the-o2-arena-london-england-6b972e4e.html

And here's a Spotify playlist I made of the song order: https://open.spotify.com/user/8q4vk2sgxnf0i3zbe72ibie6t/playlist/2ETTbZcXXuepZyVvK3PpzQ?si=btYgJVlaTMeGggjBXFBfBA

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Off-Topic Discussion / Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
« on: June 28, 2018, 08:56:07 AM »
Tarantino's new film. Starring Leo, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Burt Reynolds, and pretty much everyone else

A TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Charles Manson murders in 1969 Los Angeles.

Love the Leone title. I've got high hopes for this one.

Comes out August 9th 2019

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Off-Topic Discussion / Academy Awards: Best Picture
« on: April 21, 2018, 08:32:53 PM »
SLWB's resident list-maker PowerRR is coming in hot with a new fuckin' list. This time, he just watched the most recent Best Picture winner The Shape of Water and also is kinda drunk.

Not surprisingly, he was disappointed with the newest Best Picture winner. So much so, then why not figure out where it ranks in the list of all the pretty mediocre winners???

So lets share that list. And then, we can also have a topic to revisit each year there is a shitty to mediocre Best Picture Winner.

Perhaps the most surprising part of me making this list is that I found out that I actually do like all these films. The last 5 or so are borderline dislike. But for the most part, I only like them. Very few truly great movies.

10/10
​1. The Deer Hunter
2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
3. The Godfather Part II
4. The Godfather

9/10
5. Annie Hall
6. Rocky
7. The Best Years of Our Lives
8. On the Waterfront
9. Schindler's List
10. The Departed
11. American Beauty
12. Lawrence of Arabia

8/10
13. Gladiator
14. No Country for Old Men
15. Forrest Gump
16. Midnight Cowboy
17. Slumdog Millionaire
18. Rain Man
19. The Sting
20. Dances with Wolves
21. The Apartment
22. The Artist
23. Moonlight
24. 12 Years a Slave
25. Marty
26. The Lost Weekend
27. The Bridge on the River Kwai

7/10
28. All About Eve
29. Ordinary People
30. All Quiet on the Western Front
31. Gone with the Wind
32. Casablanca
33. Million Dollar Baby
34. Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
35. From Here to Eternity
36. Platoon
37. Silence of the Lambs
38. Titanic
39. Patton
40. Amadeus
41. The Last Emperor
42. The Hurt Locker
43. Unforgiven
44. It Happened One Night
45. Rebecca

6/10
46. The English Patient
47. Spotlight
48. Argo
49. Crash
50. Driving Miss Daisy
51. The French Connection
52. Kramer vs. Kramer
53. The King's Speech
54. The Shape of Water

5/10
55. A Beautiful Mind
56. Braveheart
57. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
58. Chariots of Fire
59. Gentleman's Agreement


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Off-Topic Discussion / John Carpenter
« on: April 06, 2018, 07:34:05 PM »
Here's a guy who deserves his own thread. I think I recall T.H. being a pretty big fan, right?

He's got some loose Leone ties that I can think of. Morricone did the score for The Thing. Lee Van Queef was in Escape from New York.

Three of his films are coming new to Blu-Ray this summer: http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=23103

In typical PowerRR fashion of course this post will come with a list as well.

1. Starman - 10
2. They Live - 9
3. In the Mouth of Madness - 9
4. Halloween - 8
5. Big Trouble in Little China - 8
6. Escape from New York - 8
7. Christine - 7
8. The Fog - 7
9. The Thing - 6

Haven't Seen:

Dark Star
Assault on Precinct 13
Someone's Watching Me!
Elvis
Prince of Darkness
Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Village of the Damned
Escape from L.A.
Vampires
Ghosts of Mars
The Ward

Any recommendations of what to watch next?

I've got a weird taste in Carpenter films. I like all of them. But I find The Thing, generally considered his best, to be pretty bland (other than the effects). Fucking love Starman. One of my favorite movies.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Phantom Thread (2017)
« on: October 23, 2017, 07:16:34 AM »
Written, Directed, and Shot by Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis
Original Score by Johnny Greenwood

December 25th

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNsiQMeSvMk

Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Leslie Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

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Off-Topic Discussion / SLWB Films
« on: June 29, 2017, 08:21:18 AM »
I know a few of us here dabble in / have careers in video and film work ( n_l, mike siege, me, others?).  So I figure we could have a general thread to group all the self-promotion into one lump. I'll start.

Here's some stuff I've done in the past year that I like

This music video for one of my favorite bands. I edited and co-produced. they're pretty much unknown but the new album has gotten solid praise from Rolling Stone as one of the best of the year so far. Obama likes them too. Most of the views are on the Facebook upload, so here's the YouTube one. It was released this week

https://youtu.be/YAiXA68w6Ns

Same as above, edited and co-produced. This is my hometown friend. It's unreleased, in distribution limbo. No new album planned, so no release strategy.

https://vimeo.com/205150127/1a034749a2

'Dare to Be Remarkable', documentary I posted about before, but in full form. also in limbo other than a few screenings throughout the year - a tough sell for obvious reasons. Edited this as well

https://vimeo.com/168808339
PW:riiff

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Off-Topic Discussion / Song to Song (2017)
« on: February 17, 2017, 12:28:19 PM »
Terrence Malick churned out another one. I'm the only person in the world who liked To the Wonder and Knight of Cups, and probably the only person who has even seen Voyage of Time or knows that it came out - which is fantastic btw

https://youtu.be/V9t4SKWryWM

Looks the same style visually as his post-ToL work, but slightly more conventional which will make it better

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Off-Topic Discussion / Phantom Thread (2017)
« on: January 30, 2017, 05:14:48 PM »
Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis reunite for a 1950's London fashion film. Produced at Annapurna Pictures with distribution from Focus Features later this year (maybe).

Maybe a working title, but this is what it goes by for now. Production started this week



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Ennio Morricone / Morricone 60
« on: November 20, 2016, 12:25:34 AM »
Fuckin great

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Off-Topic Discussion / PowerRR Documentary
« on: August 13, 2016, 05:55:55 PM »
yo.

so I edited this documentary over the last year... premiered today at RIIFF (yeah.... its no cannes) to a nearly sold out theater and some pretty awesome applause / praise. it's about a girl with a life-threatening disease, her muscles don't develop.

anyways, here's a trailer paired with an interview with yours truly looking like a dingus. it was live on a local news channel, I've only watched it once and don't even remember what I was saying lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crFHKJachD4

I don't think it's a truly great movie (maybe a davejenkins 4/10, 5/10? I have literally no idea how good it actually is other than what people tell me) but i'm happy with it for a first real film. seeing the theater erupt with applause at the premiere was the best fucking thing ever though


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Off-Topic Discussion / La La Land (2016)
« on: July 24, 2016, 06:42:59 AM »
Punch-Drunk Love meets New York, New York meets Singin' in the Rain?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDMf9m7FXd4

i'm in. Plus, Whiplash is one of the better movies the past few years.

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