Last Movie You've Seen
Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:08 AM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:10 AM
The only film where David Bowie kidnaps a little boy to seduce a teenage girl. Its a great Jim Hensen film but it could be better.
Edited by AceRay, 12 April 2012 - 10:16 AM.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:50 AM
|QUOTE (AceRay @ Thursday, Apr 12 2012, 10:10)|
The only film where David Bowie kidnaps a little boy to seduce a teenage girl. Its a great Jim Hensen film but it could be better.
My girlfriend loves that movie.
Last night I watched Smokin Aces. It's a great movie, Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liota, Jeramey Pivon, Ben Afflect, Andy Garcia... etc. A lot of great actors in that one.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:18 PM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:27 AM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:21 PM
|QUOTE (Mr.Mister @ Monday, Apr 16 2012, 01:27)|
|I saw Project X a couple weekends ago. Went to a bumpin party then walked over to the theater with some people. Snuck in a flask and watched the movie. It looks like nobody made a thread about it so I was wondering if anyone else has seen it?|
I have seen it and it is f*ckING CRAZY, too many topless bitches, but the more the merrier.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:32 AM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:23 PM
Anyways it turns out that "some man" is a f*cking sick perv who is into some weird stuff. Memorable scenes include, but are not limited to:
-A new born baby being raped
-The main character f*cking his own son, as his brother does his wife next to him. (He doesn't know at first because they're under sheets)
-A man gets killed by an erect penis being stabbed in his eye
-Man rape, multiple occasions
-A woman getting raped, and then killed
-At the end the family (main character, his wife, and his son that he unwillingly did up the jacksie) lie on a bed and kill themselves. 3 men then stand over them, and they rape the dead bodies but it (thankfully) fades off before you see it.
I wanted to watch a pixar film...
Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:36 PM
I watched tower heist finally. Great actors including E.Murphy and B.Stiller made this movie awesome. Always have liked heist movies. I especially liked the red Ferrari 250GT Lusso... Atleast the car wasn't real, after what they did with it would be just wrong...and very very expensive.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:29 PM
There seems to be a theme in films I really enjoy these days. The whole young adult being dissatisfied with their life and doing something about it, whether it's wiping your memory, kicking the medication, or in this case, sticking it to the man. Office Space is the story of how rundown office drone Peter Gibbons comes to realise that there's more to life that spacing out in your cubicle and doing roughly 15 minutes of actual work in a week. Alongside this, the company he works for is going through a streamlining process and laying off staff left, right and centre, leaving many of Peter's friends either jobless or scared of becoming so.
The mundane office atmosphere is captured beautifully considering it's such a boring place. From the ever growing stacks of boxes in places, to the faulty printer, to the TPS report coversheets; everything is wonderfully tedious, sometimes to the point of absurdity. As the films inspired by a series of animated shorts it's easy to see that a lot of it was constructed like a series of standalone comic strips, a lot like a sketch show. But it works, and don't think I mean that there's little attention paid to the narrative, because there is, just that there are a lot of scenes that would work well by themselves.
To be honest, there isn't all that much to say about Office Space, except that it's great fun. Even if you've never worked in a cubicle farm, you'll have been in situations or dealt with people like the characters somewhere along the line and been infuriated by them, and a little comedic catharsis can be great for the soul. There's one scene in particular that I'm sure anyone who's ever printed a document in a school/library/office/university can live vicariously through.
*1999 was a good year for films.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:06 PM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:20 AM
|QUOTE (GTA_stu @ Wednesday, Apr 18 2012, 05:23)|
| I watched a horrible film the other night with some friends. It was called "A Serbian Film"...|
...I wanted to watch a pixar film.
wtf did I just read?
I just saw The Artist. I thought it was a pretty great film, main actor did a great job. Its a nice love letter to classic films.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:42 PM
The Help is basically about a young white girl wanting to write about the black maids daily life while working with their white families and all of the hardships they've had to go through and still continue to go through. Its set in Mississippi during the black civil rights movements which goes without saying I guess.
I thought Emma Stone as the leading girl quite a change from her normal comedy roles and I thought she did a great job at being in something serious. I did feel like she was kind of awkward during some scenes though, not sure if that was intentional or just her acting. Other than that I thought she held up well. I thought the other leading characters were very well put together - with a lot of the maids stories being very powerful and the emotions involved were pretty hard hitting. It had me going in about 3 points in the film - but hey I'm a chick.
I think overall, they portrayed the lives and work of these maids very well - the stories are great. The ending was great, although very mixed emotions which is a little different from just being a sad or happy ending.
A worth while film if anyone is interested in the civil right movement - and the ladies lives having to put up with the white people they were working for.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:25 PM
|QUOTE (LewisMiller @ Wednesday, Apr 18 2012, 20:06)|
|Arlington Road, good some bad reviews but I thought it was good.|
It's not "good" to get bad reviews, but Got bad reviews?! Sure, I can see that
I saw it long ago, enjoyed it once, but didn't think it worth collecting
I watched NEW JACK CITY as it aired following the Planet Rock documentary on VH1 the other night, I'd seen a clip or two towards the end, but this time I watched it complete.
It's one of the first films to chronicle the 'drug wars' effect and plight
Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:24 AM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:36 AM
Following only two years after the original, Swedish, adaptation of the book and it's ensuing wake of critical acclaim, this 2011 English-language version of Larsson's book had a lot to live up to.
The film follows a recently disgraced journalist (Daniel Craig) who is hired by a wealthy businessman to solve the 40 year old case of his nieceís murder, in exchange for information that will help him get his credibility back. Eventually, he enlists the help of a quite unconventional research assistant in the form of Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), the titular Girl.
Coming in at about two and a half hours, the film is quite a heavy experience, both in its manner of storytelling and in the way of content. There's an unusual structure at play here, with the first two acts (I'd say the film is split into 5 acts rather than three) having two almost completely separate stories, one of which is forgotten about and only tangentially referred to after the two main characters meet up. This serves as brilliant exposition though, if a bit long. You get a real insight into the multiple sides that make up Lisbeth: the strong and independent, take-no-prisoners badass, the lonely soul and the fragile and damaged young woman who stumbles from one f*cked-up situation to another. I've gotta say, Salander is one of the best written and portrayed characters I've seen in recent years in a big blockbuster movie like this.
I'm particularly happy with the casting of the two protagonists. Craig works well as Mikael Blomkvist, giving the role the much needed tact and a portrayal of genuine concern for the case and those around him. He's like a polite version of Kenneth Brannagh's Wallander (another Swedish-written detective played by a Brit). From what I've read, other people including Brad Pitt and George Clooney were considered for the role, but I think the former hit too close to another David Fincher film about a detective investigating a gruesome murder case with Brad Pitt in the lead (Se7en), and the latter wouldn't really fit in my opinion (plus, Lisbeth's boss looks exactly like a provincial Clooney). But the real masterstroke in casting is with Mara as Salander. Not exactly an unknown, Mara hasn't had many starring roles in larger productions, but has worked with Fincher in the past on The Social Network, and was probably a risky move considering some of the names that were banded around for the role (including Natalie Portman, who despite my adoration of would not have worked nearly as well, alongside Anne Hathaway, Ellen Page, Emma Watson and Scarlett Johansson). Mara delivers a near perfect performance though, and her willingness to commit everything, appearance-wise, to the role is endearing.
As for the film itself, it's beautifully executed, and is very much a David Fincher film. I can't nail down exactly what it is, maybe it's the humble grey, white and blue tones throughout, but the film just feels very Scandinavian. The atmosphere gives everything that clean, stoic manner with hints that just below the surface things aren't as well behaved as they appear. When you do see the underside, it's unforgiving. There are two scenes in particular with Salander and her government-appointed guardian that really cut close to the bone. The first of which triggered in me, for the first time in a long while, the response that I had to remind myself that they're just actors and it's not real. It's just a horrific scene. When we return to the situation though, there is somewhat of a shift in power, and although the same sort of terrible things happen again, a sense of justice makes it much more bearable. To show a similar situation twice and evoke such different reactions is a hallmark of good direction.
Just a final word on the styling of the film. Whoever did the costume design (and hair/make-up and all that jazz) for Salander, did a stellar job. She looks fantastic and her appearance fits the character phenomenally well. it would have been easy to just go the "goth it all up" route, but there's a much more nuanced and subtle approach taken here.
So in conclusion, it's a wonderful film. A little bit emotionally draining at times, so I wouldn't watch it after a particularly exhausting day, but brilliantly executed and beautifully constructed. David Fincher solidifies himself as one of my favourite directors even more with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
TL;DR: Film good. Go watch.
E: So apparently i can bash out like 750 words on a film like it's nothing, but I'm sat here struggling to even start my 2000 word essay. Such is life.
E2: You people need to write more. I want to have arguments about films dammit.
Edited by Robinski, 21 April 2012 - 01:27 PM.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:27 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:39 PM
Basically, Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is diagnosed with spinal cancer and the film follows him through his journey. I won't go on writing a full review mainly because it'd be boring and I'm not that good at writing stuff.
Anyway, in short, this film is bloody wonderful. I highly recommend it. If you like Seth Rogen's comedy, there's a good chance you'll be laughing your tits off at some of the jokes. The thing that got me was the emotional parts, they really pull on the old heart-strings. You can't really relate to how he feels but you can definitely understand it and this is where Joseph Gordon-Levitt's acting really shines. He manages to pull you into his world and feel his anger. I even shed a manly tear at one point. All in all, a very good film.
Who'd have thought a film about cancer could be funny?
Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:33 PM
Gentlemen, I give you 'The Vault of Horror'
wonderful stuff...watched it last night
Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:53 AM
Director: John Flynn
Writers: Paul Schrader, Heywood Gould
Starring: William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes
Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero. Some greedy thugs decide that they want to steal a number of silver dollars from him. In the process they also manage to kill his wife and son and destroy his hand. The Major wants revenge so he enlists the help of his war buddy Johnny to meet the thugs in a final showdown.
I really loved this movie. I had read that Tarantino was a fan of it and, after reading a very positive review of the the Blu-Ray release I decided to buy it. I suppose it's kind of an exploitation film, though it feels like a much higher caliber of film than the sort of thing that word conjures up. It's really well acted and the dialogue is good as you'd expect with Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver).
It's interesting because you'd expect Rane to be screaming and in floods of tears following his family's death, but the Vietnam war has kind of left him emotionless. The way he deals with it is to set out for revenge. The film takes it's time reaching the climax, when Rane and his war friend John (Tommy Lee Jones) finally take on the bad guys. It never feels slow or boring though. While Devane is the star in this, I was most curious to see the young Jones. He has relatively little screen time and few words but he's brilliant whenever he's on screen, especially in the climactic shoot-out.
This is definitely worth getting your hands on.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:58 AM
Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:00 PM
I absolutely recommend this great piece of cinema to anyone. It tells the story of a group of 3 teenagers who discover a crystal that grants them telekinetic powers - but things take a very serious turn. I won't say any more to ruin it for anyone but it's simply fantastic - the special effects are visceral, story great and there are emotional scenes as well as sci fi action of a calibre barely seen. Told through various cameras and recordings, this is a superb film with excellent directing; much more than a 'superpowers' flick.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:36 PM
Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:25 PM
|QUOTE (Robinski @ Saturday, Apr 28 2012, 18:36)|
|especially with the found-footage vibe (I'm getting really tired of the gimmick).|
I am too tiring of it, but I've got to say if there are some films which pull it off, and the device works well, it's probably this one. You'll like it.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 12:22 AM
Edited by Don Garcia, 25 April 2013 - 05:51 PM.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:44 AM
It is directed by Steven Spielberg, came out in 1971 but It is a classic I gotta say.
Basically a Truck Driver is trying to kill the main character of the movie,must watch it is worth your popcorn
Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:32 PM
I think that they should have focused more on the source that gave them powers.
The movie had lots of potential but ended being 80 mins. Looks like a Bourne rip-off.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:16 AM
|QUOTE (Don Garcia @ Sunday, Apr 29 2012, 00:22)|
| So has anyone seen Cabin in the Woods? Anyone?|
Last 20 minutes is totally bananas. Totally.
Just watched it.
Cabin in the Woods
Not sure whether I liked the movie or not, it suddenly got crazy, and then ended too quickly.
I thought it lacked a good explanation, and could of been so much better. It was a good movie, but I think the high
reviews it's received, are bit too high.
I'd reccomend anyone to watch it though. - 6/10.
The Hunger Games
Not read the books, but I did enjoy this movie. Reminded me a lot of Battle Royale, except the kids here are trained before hand.
Thought the ending again could of been done better too.
8 / 10
Sort of like a cross between Hitch and Dr DooLittle. A dumb movie, which probably got offered to Adam Sandler first, predictable and not very funny. Animal voices could of been much better too.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:38 AM
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