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Old 07-28-2013, 12:33 PM   #1901
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

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The Worlds End

Saw this last weekend.

I thought it was really good. It's the third and final film in the 'Cornetto Trilogy' from Simon Pegg et al and Edgar Wright. Easily on a par with Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. It deals with two main themes as I saw it, the dangers of nostalgia and thinking everything was better in the old days and the dangers of passivity in a populous in the face of another culture or set of values being thrust upon them. It was full of really clever references and jokes, really funny at times. The fights were absolutely brilliant, total slapstick parody. Great comic performances from a stellar cast of British comedy mainstays, many of whom making only short cameos in fairness, but still, it's high quality stuff.

8/10
Yeah, just saw this, nice work, I'd put it on a par with Hot Fuzz, and below Shaun of the Dead. The ending surprised me. I'd give it 7/10
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:43 AM   #1902
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

This is me right about now!

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I applied for access to festivalscope.com and got in! For roughly $90/year I get access to festival films on demand. I'm going to Fantastic Fest in September. The first wave of films were announced here I have access to four of the seventeen announced. Just watched my first one, She Wolf. It's a totally ****ed up gender reversal of a sexual predator. bad guys do bad things, they get punished. it's filmed in black and white, has a classic/timeless look to it. had a lot of gross out moments and a lot more jerking off than I would have expected (not me you fools!)
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:41 PM   #1903
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

You get to see film festival films early, like online before they premiere at the actual festivals?
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:51 PM   #1904
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How does one become, as they say, a "film professional"?
(The One-Hour Photo closed, so I can't use that anymore....)
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:36 PM   #1905
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I review movies for a website. I specialize in indie films and documentaries. I've attended one film festival so far this year, three more to go this year.

My goal is to get accepted into the Online Film Critic Circle next year. Stuff like this will get me closer to that goal.

I'll be able to see many films before the festival, enabling me to take detailed notes, write reviews etc.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:38 PM   #1906
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

just saw arn: the knight templar.

really good imo. the majority of it is in swedish with subtitles.
available on netflix instant.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:41 PM   #1907
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This is me right about now!

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I applied for access to festivalscope.com and got in! For roughly $90/year I get access to festival films on demand. I'm going to Fantastic Fest in September. The first wave of films were announced here I have access to four of the seventeen announced. Just watched my first one, She Wolf. It's a totally ****ed up gender reversal of a sexual predator. bad guys do bad things, they get punished. it's filmed in black and white, has a classic/timeless look to it. had a lot of gross out moments and a lot more jerking off than I would have expected (not me you fools!)
Poster for she wolf looks a+
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:34 PM   #1908
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

watched Hard Eight - PTA's first feature length movie , shows flashes of brilliance but its rough around the edges (from what ive read the studio made alot of cuts without PTA's approval so this probably affected the overall movie ,,,, . still a cool little movie .

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Old 07-29-2013, 05:06 PM   #1909
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This is the end or pacific rim 3D
I'm getting high and might be a lil smashed...ty for advice
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:09 PM   #1910
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This is the End if you have a group of friends. Pr otherwise
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:09 PM   #1911
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This is the end or pacific rim 3D
I'm getting high and might be a lil smashed...ty for advice
really cant go wrong with either, depends if you want to laugh until your face hurts or get transported to another dimension where you fight inside enormous badass robots
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:19 PM   #1912
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I'm going alone like loser lololo
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:45 PM   #1913
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This is the end or pacific rim 3D
I'm getting high and might be a lil smashed...ty for advice
Under those conditions, This is the End, ainec.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:12 PM   #1914
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Missed pacific rim but this is the end is pretty funny
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:08 PM   #1915
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watched Hard Eight - PTA's first feature length movie , shows flashes of brilliance but its rough around the edges (from what ive read the studio made alot of cuts without PTA's approval so this probably affected the overall movie ,,,, . still a cool little movie .
I tried watching this a while ago, but I didn't finish it. From the bits and pieces I saw, it focused on the underbelly of gambling/lv/ scum. Degens/criminals trying to hustle whatever they can just to stay in action/ survive. I didn't like it because of how real it was, the "rough around the edges" made it even more so. So.. in that aspect it was good.

I probably didn't like it because it reminds me of the two bit husters/ degens I see in the casino. idk tho.. cuz in real life I don't mind it at all, and at times I think it's hilarious/ fascinating because I can make money off these people... and I don't give a **** how twisted or sad their stories are. But watching a train wreck unfold with lv/ scum/ gambling as a backdrop strictly for entertainment purposes makes my stomach turn

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Old 07-29-2013, 11:20 PM   #1916
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The more I think about it, the more I like it. I loathe the star system but I'm forced to use it for reviews. I'll probably end up giving it 4/5 It has a lot going on, subtext, vulnerability, etc.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:38 AM   #1917
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The Silence, Baran bo Odar, 2010

I just saw this German film and it is remarkable.

It's sort of a police procedural in the style of original The Killing and The Top of the Lake, but it also explores emotions and truths that have nothing to do with the crime.

In an idyllic German town in 1986 there are two men - one a pedophile and the other with pedophile capabilities who has been befriended by the older, more experienced man who sees a potential like-minded "friend" in the younger man. The older man shows the younger man some "movies" and their bond is forged.

Without really planning to, the older man rapes and murders a 13 year old girl. The younger man - who really had nothing to do with the crime and did not touch the girl - but still helped the other man dispose of the body, is horrified by his friend's actions and his inaction and disappears.

23 years later, the younger man is happily married with two children of his own, living under an assumed name in a nearby town. But then, another 13 year old girl is murdered in the exact same location as the one in 1986...

But this is not just the story of these two horribly damaged men. We meet the mother of the original victim, the parents of the latest victim, the lead investigator of the original crime, and the police force who is charged with solving the new one.

Each character - and there are at least 10 major roles - are all important, and are all amazingly three-dimensional. There is the Detective who just lost his wife to cancer and is this close to losing it, the parents who are suffering, not just about their missing daughter, but who are unable to effectively communicate with one another. And so on. Each character is flawed, real, and understandable in their humanity.

Especially the would-be pedophile who has a dark secret and struggles to understand how this crime could happen in the exact same way again after so many years - and in the process, his evil desires bubble to the surface.

Even the pedophiles are shown in a - maybe not truly sympathetic - but certainly not in a judgmental light. The Older Man is just looking for his friend - the one he could connect with and not be so lonely in his twisted life. The younger man has, by all accounts, buried his past and desires and is a loving husband and father.

But now his guilt is destroying him....

Amazing, one-of-a-kind film. I've never seen anything quite like it. Seek it out.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:22 AM   #1918
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Well, here is a few under the radar movies that I have watched over the past couple of years :

- Moon (simply one of the best sci-fis ever!!!)
- Another Earth (on parallel worlds)
- Renegade (amazing western movie about ayahuasca)
- Mr Nobody (twisted sci-fi flick)

and as far as documentaries goes :

-Grizzly man (the true story of a man that lived with bears in Alaska)
-Encounters at the end of the world (about people that live in Antartica)
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:54 PM   #1919
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Saw Fruitvale Station yesterday. Great performances from Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer. A little heavy-handed on the fatalism in a few spots, but I really enjoyed how willing they were to slow down the pacing and focus on the simpler human elements.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:15 PM   #1920
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Bad Boys - goofy brainless nonsense with Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, and **** blowing up. Only an idiot would like this.

69/100, just about to start watching Bad Boys 2
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:16 PM   #1921
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Ohh, Michael Shannon is in it
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:20 PM   #1922
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Haha those goofballs just busted a kkk rally
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:20 PM   #1923
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The Birdcage

Still hilarious.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:25 PM   #1924
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Wow Michael Bay must have gone on a John Woo marathon before he made this. Will Smith is doing twohanded gunfighting.

I saw Michael Shannon, he was a dumb redneck racist.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:41 PM   #1925
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This is like Miami Vice with no Crockett and 2 Tubbs
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