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Old 09-20-2016, 12:29 AM   #21801
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Rashomon

This is considered a classic, and for good reason. Kurosawa's a master of storytelling, and that's on full display in his simple story that unfolds in very unpredictable ways. The device he uses is one that has been copied quite a few times, from The Usual Suspects to Courage Under Fire. He Just because it's shown to us on the screen, doesn't mean it actually happened that way. This seems like it was a very novel idea at the time this movie was made (1950).

We start with a priest and a woodcutter looking dumbfounded, and when a commoner shows up, they explain to him that a Samurai has been killed, his wife raped, and a known thief is the suspect. From there we get first hand accounts of what transpired, from 4 different sources, and each tells a very different tale. It's not always obvious whether they are intentionally misleading the court, or whether they truly believe the events transpired the way they recall, as each eyewitness claims that they themselves are responsible for the murder. I personally think they all truly believe that the events happened exactly as they testified. The internal struggle that the woodcutter goes through is a wonderful journey, and the pay off is grand.

This is a movie that's not only important to see as a lover of cinema, but also it's just a damn good story.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:35 AM   #21802
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Will definitely give ARQ a viewing, as it is up my alley, yet the Triangle comparisons have lowered considerably my expectations... Another intriguing low budget time travelling horror thriller that deserves a viewing, is Blood Punch, which deserves more love, me thinks.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:50 AM   #21803
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Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

What you guys got for best Saturday/Sunday morning hangover movies? As in ones that always seem to be on cable and you can just jump in, you get the idea. Some that come to mind for me are:

Twister
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Old 09-20-2016, 02:59 AM   #21804
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I'm attending Fantastic Fest again this year. Huge range of genre films, foreign language, action, indies, comedies, etc. This year looks bigger than ever. Highlights include: Arrival, The Handmaiden, The Red Turtle, Toni Erdmann, American Honey, The Bad Batch, Headshot, Raw, Elle, Phantasm Ravager, Phantasm Remastered. They're also playing Ash vs Evil Dead (S2, first 2 episodes) and the series premiere of Westworld. I'm attending as press so I get the chance to get on the red carpet and will fire a few questions at Bruce Campbell. It's always an awesome time. Fellow 2p2er Jay Krantz goes each year, he's one of the coolest movie people I've met. Even got him to guest-review on my podcast here

It's a festival you guys should put on your radar. It's a collection of movie nerds, filmmakers, actors, producers, and everything else in between, all appreciating film. My first year there I was standing outside after seeing a crazy movie then I noticed Elijah Wood standing next to me so I chatted him up about the movie. After nerding out for 5 minutes he introduced me to the filmmaker and I got to thank him for the movie. Probably the most awkward moment was when I was in the hotel lobby and a guy asked, "Did you see my movie, [blank]?" I told him I got shutout, but it was a very bad movie. =( Didn't want to crush him, told him I'd look out for it. I failed as a film critic in that moment. Later that year at another fest I made up for it by being harsh (but fair) to a friend's film that played.

I'll post snippets like mflip did while he was at TIFF. Since I'll be writing reviews I'll include those as well.
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Old 09-20-2016, 03:23 AM   #21805
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can you post a link to (some of) your (old) reviews ?
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Old 09-20-2016, 03:34 AM   #21806
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can you post a link to (some of) your (old) reviews ?
link to my reviews from prior film fests. new stuff will be here as well
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Old 09-20-2016, 05:31 AM   #21807
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Will definitely give ARQ a viewing, as it is up my alley, yet the Triangle comparisons have lowered considerably my expectations... Another intriguing low budget time travelling horror thriller that deserves a viewing, is Blood Punch, which deserves more love, me thinks.
The Triangle was so bad
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Old 09-20-2016, 06:28 AM   #21808
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Ditched Netflix after getting bored with the selection and switched to Amazon Prime.

It has some excellent documentaries, watched Seven Five Precinct last night what a ride! Its about some corrupt NYPD cops in the 80s to early 90s and the **** that they got up to. Blew my mind, these guys were basically gangsters with a badge working in the most dangerous precinct in New York at the time. Its insane watching this in the UK to think how deadly and insane being a police officer was at that time with the Crack boom.

Well worth a watch, solid 8/10.
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Old 09-20-2016, 08:58 AM   #21809
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What you guys got for best Saturday/Sunday morning hangover movies? As in ones that always seem to be on cable and you can just jump in, you get the idea. Some that come to mind for me are:

Twister
Point Break
Cliffhanger

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Old 09-20-2016, 10:59 PM   #21810
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Two Mules for Sister Sara Clint Eastwood plays a drifter (imagine that) looking for a payout for helping the Mexicans fight the French. On his way he saves a nun about to be gang raped who, it turns out, is also sympathetic to the Mexican effort.

Pretty watchable flick but not in the class of similar roles (Josey Wales, Good Bad Ugly, etc.). I'm not a huge Shirley MacLaine fan but she was fine in this one.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:58 AM   #21811
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The main songs from Lord Love a Duck and Ghost in the Shell (montage/ending song) have been stuck in my head all week and are making their respective movies grow in stature for me.



Beginning is the LLAD song:



And finish the movie while you're at it. (disabled sorry)

Robot Carnival (1987 anime anthology) - I usually like anthologies; I'd rather see a bunch of shorter works by different directors than get stuck with one longer mediocre one. Mixed bag as always, worth a watch.

Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder) and Nightcrawler (the more recent movie with Gyllenhaal) - reporters who go to evil lengths to get good stories. Both are good, Nightcrawler is closer to a thriller.

Akira - eh. Was this "popular" in the US because it was a violent cartoon and 14 year olds think that's cool? It's very well drawn, not a great movie though. If Ghost in the Shell is about as good an anime/JRPG story as you can get, Akira is middle of the road. And too long.
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:49 AM   #21812
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Lucy I felt like this was two movies.

I liked the girl gets superhero powers kicks bad guys butts theme. Good popcorn fun.

And, I liked the whole expanding mind theme as well.

I just didnt think the two meshed well at all. I felt like it really could have been two separate, and better, movies.
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:37 AM   #21813
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I felt like it really could have been two separate, and better, movies.
It was. See her in Avengers for the superhero, then see her in Under the Skin, for the "what does it mean to be human" aspect.
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:44 AM   #21814
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It was. See her in Avengers for the superhero, then see her in Under the Skin, for the "what does it mean to be human" aspect.
The best Avengers movie is disguised as a Captain America movie though.
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Old 09-21-2016, 11:33 AM   #21815
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Katsuhiro Otomo is the Master... Consider anything less is a travesty and short sighted.
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Old 09-21-2016, 11:34 AM   #21816
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I read this post about 2001: a space odyssey and was amused...

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8 A.M. Sunday, 12th of January, 2014. HAL'S birthday. I'm tired as ****.

HAL.

IBM.

HAL/IBM. HAL=IBM. IBM=HAL.

H+1 = I
A+1 = B
L+1 = M

So HAL is indisputably IBM. Just go one letter on in the alphabet from H, A and L and you get I, B and M.

But what is IBM? A computer company Kubrick had a grudge against? Or are we just missing a "T" in the greatest riddle known to mankind? Confused? Allow me to demonstrate.

IBM
I= 9th letter of the alphabet.
B= 2nd letter of the alphabet.
M= 13th letter of the alphabet.

9+2+13= 24.

X= 24th letter of the alphabet.

X= 10 in Roman numerals, so IBM= 10.

HAL
H= 8th letter of the alphabet.
A= 1st letter of the alphabet.
L= 12th letter of the alphabet.

8+1+12= 21.

Separate that answer, what do you have? 2 1.

2x1=2, so HAL= 2

Now to get our "T". So if IBM= X, or 10 and HAL= 2 then we should combine the two like so:

10x2= 20.

So HAL x IBM= 20.

T= 20th letter of the alphabet.

We have now found our "T", but what is its significance you ask? The fact that "T" is the hidden letter in the HAL/IBM conundrum and the fact that IBM is hidden in HAL brings us to the conclusion that IBM and T should be combined. But where to put the "T"?

IBM or InBetween Me. So, IBTM.

And now for the big reveal.

I
B
T
M

Or

I
Built
The
Moon

Thus proving once and for all that the moon landing footage was in fact faked by Mr Kubrick. Someone find out if those Room 237 guys want to interview me.
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:52 AM   #21818
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Foxcatcher I was absorbed by this movie early on, partially due to the droll tone. But the drollness eventually wore out its welcome. I think the movie could have been shorter and been as or more effective.

Nevertheless, it was a pretty good movie. The acting was superb across the board.
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:53 AM   #21819
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Seven Days in May Political thriller about an attempted takeover of the US government by the military.

Pretty damn good in every respect.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:28 PM   #21820
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Will definitely give ARQ a viewing, as it is up my alley, yet the Triangle comparisons have lowered considerably my expectations... Another intriguing low budget time travelling horror thriller that deserves a viewing, is Blood Punch, which deserves more love, me thinks.
Blood Punch was fantastic, thanks for the recommendations. Far better than ARQ which I thought was pretty bad.

The Wrestler 8/10. Don't like pro wrestling at all but this was just gritty and awesome.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:56 PM   #21821
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Blood Punch was fantastic, thanks for the recommendations.
Yeah man, we have been blessed with some decent time travelling movies lately, which I am much grateful for Have you seen The One I love, not a time travelling flick, but one pertaining to alternate realities, if you wish... Definitely another movie that deserves more love, me thinks.
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:47 PM   #21822
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Seven Days in May Political thriller about an attempted takeover of the US government by the military.

Pretty damn good in every respect.
Good movie
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Yeah man, we have been blessed with some decent time travelling movies lately, which I am much grateful for Have you seen The One I love, not a time travelling flick, but one pertaining to alternate realities, if you wish... Definitely another movie that deserves more love, me thinks.
I have indeed, definitely enjoyed it. Stellar performance from Mark Duplass.

Reminds me of Coherence which is another alternate reality type movie that was fun.
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Old 09-24-2016, 02:56 PM   #21824
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The One I Love was a trip, I liked it. Duplass has made a lot of interesting little movies, I think. Creep and Safety Not Guaranteed for instance. Bright future ahead of him.
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Ron Howard's Beatles doc is fantastic....definitely recommend.
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