What was the last film you watched? v3

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Feb 6 2012 22:03

I'm SO gonna watch A Town Called Panic now, thanks for the hint!

Wanted to do that today but it's so late already (just got back from a union meeting...)

Trailer already looks pretty awesome, gotta love stuff that makes you wonder what kind of dope the creators were on haha...

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Feb 6 2012 22:59

tinker pinker sailor whatsit. i have to admit i didn't quite realise everything had been wrapped up by the time the film ended. in other words i didn't get it. one i'll have to watch again.

also, i'd just like to note that i find this thread's placement in the history category amusing.

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Feb 10 2012 00:59

I loved Town Called Panic. 5 year old stream of consciousness for Grown Ups.

This is what the misanthropist in me is looking forward to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul4CZrnEFxU

"Loveless, jobless and possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America. With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and decides to off the stupidest, cruelest and most repellent members of society with an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement. From stand-up comedian and director Bobcat Goldthwait comes a scathing and hilarious attack on all that is sacred in the United States of America."

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Feb 12 2012 22:25

Looking forward to me too fnbrill. Looks pretty cool.

Just watched Tokyo Gore Police.

A rollercoaster of absurdity and what the fuck... bad actors, worse dubs (never heard more atrocious ones...), cheap effects, metric shit tons of fake blood, topped with subtle and not so subtle social commentary (I say all this in a laudatory way because I love trash movies).

Makes you think you're on some bad acid...

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Feb 13 2012 00:08

BEST OF THE BEST

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Feb 13 2012 04:30

In Time. Was decent enough.

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Feb 13 2012 07:29

The Resurrection of Broncho BIlly.
It didn't seem that great but the absolutely shit awful quality of the video might have had something to do with that.

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Feb 13 2012 10:38

Watched Melancholia. Pretty good, especially if you like watching bourgeois being as decadent as we imagine them to be (or indeed are). Oh, and there's the end of the world, too.

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Feb 18 2012 20:14

Martha Marcey May Marlene - the young Olsen sister's acting debut. Really great; about a girl who has recently left a cult.

Tower Heist - class war comedy with Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller about a group of workers getting back at their boss who stole their pensions. Good fun.

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Feb 18 2012 22:23

Beautiful Lies - Audrey Tautou and Jeunet reunite after Amelie to make a film that is a bit like Amelie but shit.

Incendies - Gave up after ten minutes due to fucked up subs and quebecois accent. Will have another go sooner or later.

Kill the Pig - weird pointless cuban short film.

L'armee du crime - bought from the 99p shop (they have some surprisingly good films at times). A very good film that portrayed the resistance very well although it took a few liberties it was still well shot and managed to portray a lot of it. Some of the exposition for people who didn't know the history might have been a touch clunky according to the native french speaker I watched it with but I didn't pick up on it too much. It really brought the people to life and although a couple of points stretched belief and a few details were omitted and changed it was good. The fact that most of the parents were card-carrying PCF members wa ignored or removed, as was the stalinist nature of the communists at this point (one even says he won't obey 'stalinists'), although Stalinism at this point didn't really exist as we know it now. It made us both want to learn more about the group.

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Feb 19 2012 11:58

Margin Call - Lehman Brothers the movie. Better than it sounds.

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Feb 26 2012 15:27

Russia 88 - not shocking at all or very good. Glad the protagonist killed himself.

101 Reykjavik (2000) - it was a'ight, basically what the review says.

boss film

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Feb 26 2012 16:06

The Tree of Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXRYA1dxP_0

I didn't know what the fuck was going on. There's a middle class abusive father, oedipal sentiments from one of the kids, dinosaurs, planets colliding, red suns and Sean Penn.

It was only after reading the synopsis on wiki that I understood what I'd just seen.

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Feb 26 2012 16:10

Ethos, I thought The Tree of Life was absolute wank.

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Feb 26 2012 16:40

IN TIME - revol made me and Partybucket watch it, actually really good
I had to explain the metaphor to Revol cos he was really struggling to work out what the film was about
'Why do they keep running around and swapping time and everything?', he said.

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Feb 26 2012 20:00
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Ethos, I thought The Tree of Life was absolute wank.

I'm glad to hear that. While I was watching it I kept thinking that the film tried very hard to appear "deep" and instead turned out incomprehensible.

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Feb 28 2012 05:03

By far the best scene in Observe and Report, which was awesome!

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Feb 28 2012 05:37

Film Socialisme, I enjoy Godard, but I just couldn't get through that one.

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Feb 28 2012 07:59

I've just watched Βουdυ Saνed frοm Drοwning (1932). There's been a couple of modern remakes of the film. It's about an aimless tramp called Boudu who jumps into a river only to be 'rescued' by a bourgeois bookseller. The latter's constant attempts to 'civilise' Boudu fail as he has no interest in 'bettering himself', rather he just lies around the house poking fun at middle-class sensibilities. I can't say I liked it even though there are some fantastic moments in it and it rejects the working-class = victim narrative. I just found Boudu so odd and annoying, I couldn't relate to him at all and how the hell is Emma all smiles after Boudu rapes her?? There's a great write up and discussion of the film here if anyone's interested.

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Feb 28 2012 08:59

Lol. As a PS, there seems to be a consensus on the first page of the discussion I linked to that Boudu has schizophrenia/ a mental illness. Now this may well be an accurate depiction, but I've met some pretty friendly hobos, whilst drunk I hasten to add. And I'm not at all comfortable with automatically medicalising behaviour which happens to differ from the norm...

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Mar 1 2012 14:01

Rampart. Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop in late 90s LA. Generally pretty good, he was excellent, as were most of the actors. A bit over directed in places; a couple of scenes were a bit gimicky and could have been toned down, but otherwise well shot. Another film with a non-ending (see also Martha Marcy May Marlene), but it kind of worked for me, and I prefer that to films that drag out forever and feel the need to wrap up and explain everything.

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Mar 1 2012 16:20
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Film Socialisme, I enjoy Godard, but I just couldn't get through that one.

Did you see the ffwd trailers? I only found out about them after seeing the film. But it made more sense at superspeed, the rythm and imagery as well as the film as a sort of collection of references made more sense this way.

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Mar 1 2012 18:17
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no.25 wrote:
Film Socialisme, I enjoy Godard, but I just couldn't get through that one.

Did you see the ffwd trailers? I only found out about them after seeing the film. But it made more sense at superspeed, the rythm and imagery as well as the film as a sort of collection of references made more sense this way.

Nah, I might try to watch it again though.

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Mar 2 2012 19:28

Watched Days of Heaven (1978) last week. Really good. One of the first scenes is (young) Richard Gere offing his boss at the steel factory, and then it takes off from there. Terrence Malick is awesome, and I thought Tree of Life was beautiful. Didn't see any problem with it trying to be deep, because it was.

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Mar 2 2012 19:57

I saw American Gigolo not long ago, which came out a couple of years later, and man, Richard Gere was at his peak. I wonder where it all went wrong?

Today I watched half of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre when the sound cut out. FUCK. Book is miles better even without Bogey.

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Mar 3 2012 13:00

The Acountant - A bit silly in a rather serious way. A little surreal with a few bits about debt and money but not developed too far, still quite enjoyable.
"If a man builds a machine and that machine conspires with a machine built by another man, are those men conspiring?"
Mainly watched it because it had Walt Goggins in it.

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Mar 5 2012 23:39

Debbie Does Dallas. I thought the script was somewhat lacking but the acting was superb.

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Mar 6 2012 00:26

Ooh, edgy, push those boundaries.

Alasdair wrote:
Rampart. Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop in late 90s LA. Generally pretty good, he was excellent, as were most of the actors. A bit over directed in places; a couple of scenes were a bit gimicky and could have been toned down, but otherwise well shot. Another film with a non-ending (see also Martha Marcy May Marlene), but it kind of worked for me, and I prefer that to films that drag out forever and feel the need to wrap up and explain everything.

Woody was amazing, but Jesus fuck, the same fucking ending in every Hollywood film that reckons itself a bit arty. Needs to be a new rule that only Hanneke can do that, and if in doubt, all other films must end with an explosion.

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Mar 6 2012 00:50

edgy as in...dufus....?

In any case. I watched Animal Kingdom. Not a bad film really, but the lead role only ever pulls 2 facial expressions. Yu only see one of them for about 2 minutes when he cries loads. But i would say it is worth watching (if you can;t watch Attack The Block, which is great).

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Mar 6 2012 01:18

Oh man, Animal Kingdom is amazing! I told myself the main character was in fact an amazing actor by managing to capture the passive, disconnected and bewildered reality of his hideous situation where everyone else was a different version of highly strung, reality denying mental. But it may just have been bad acting. How amazing is the raid scene?

Follow it up with Down Terrace,similar in ways and fucking awesome

edited to remove something that seemed like a spoiler but wasn't