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Title: What should I watch? (2007-2010)
Post by: skjerva on September 28, 2007, 09:54:15 PM
Often enough I'll have a couple films on hand and I can't easily decide which one to watch.  It happened a couple hours ago and it is happening again (probably because I should have went to the video store for something I was really in the mood for, but just too lazy to do that).  Anyway, I thought I'd start a new thread for hopelessly indecisive folks like me, or at least people that are sometimes stuck with indecision, to flop out options (though of course this practice happens here and there form time to time).  Maybe try to give something more tangible than "because it rawks" when offering your push.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
The Connection (Shirley Clark, 1962)
Taste of Cherry
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on September 28, 2007, 09:56:38 PM
I heard Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance rocks...

I have a question of my own. Natural Born Killers or The Lookout?
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Post by: facedad on September 28, 2007, 10:15:28 PM
Taste of Cherry, no contest. One of the best films of the 90s.
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Post by: Basil on September 28, 2007, 10:16:06 PM
Give The Lookout a shot.

I've watched parts of these three today; which should I finish first?

Miller's Crossing
The Natural
Great World of Sound
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Post by: winrit on September 28, 2007, 10:26:06 PM
The Natural, in honor of the baseball playoffs.
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Post by: facedad on September 28, 2007, 10:28:32 PM
Yeah, but Miller's Crossing is better.
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Post by: winrit on September 28, 2007, 10:35:03 PM
Yeah, but The Natural may be the best sports movie ever made.
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Post by: facedad on September 28, 2007, 10:44:13 PM
Except that Hobbs was on the 'roids.
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Post by: winrit on September 28, 2007, 11:26:53 PM
Well if I was a horse, I'd be down on my fetlocks praying Tom Reagan don't bet on me.
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Post by: skjerva on September 28, 2007, 11:43:58 PM
Well if I was a horse, I'd be down on my fetlocks praying Tom Reagan don't bet on me.

I get none of this ???
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Post by: winrit on September 28, 2007, 11:48:11 PM
Well if I was a horse, I'd be down on my fetlocks praying Tom Reagan don't bet on me.

I get none of this ???

Have you seen Miller's Crossing?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on September 29, 2007, 12:09:33 AM
Gonna guess the answer is no.
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Post by: skjerva on September 29, 2007, 12:37:48 AM
I saw it when it was in the theatre but remember very little about it.
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Post by: winrit on September 29, 2007, 11:41:09 AM
Well Reagan has a problem with the ponies and a horse would sooner die than win a race that Reagan bet on and well, fetlocks, is just a fun word to use.

Now go watch Miller's Crossing again or I'll give you the high hat.
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Post by: joem18b on September 29, 2007, 02:35:03 PM
Taste of Cherry, no contest. One of the best films of the 90s.
Or, if you want to feel the energy of Iranian film these days, I can recommend Men at Work (from a Kiarostami idea) and Offside, a real feelgood movie.
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Post by: JoshuaOst on September 30, 2007, 03:53:09 PM
Yeah, but The Natural may be the best sports movie ever made.

The book was better...
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Post by: waSP on September 30, 2007, 09:11:20 PM
Books are high treason on these boards  :-\
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Post by: J5er on October 03, 2007, 11:39:36 PM
^  :D

I have a hard choice of my own tonight... and I haven't seen any of thes (have them all of dvd)

Grizzly Man
Resevoir Dogs
The Royal Tenenbaums
Hotel Rwanda
Pan's Labrynth
We Are Marshall


Obvious, NOT We Are Marshall  ;) :D.  I've been wanting to watch Pan's Labynth, Resevoir Dogs, and Grizzly Man forever, but I never can seem to find the time!  But I think I can pull one off tonight.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on October 03, 2007, 11:55:04 PM
Well, The Royal Tenenbaums has been a hot topic on the boards lately and it would prime you for Darjeeling; my current mood would rate The Griz up there, a nice bedtime story - strange, sad, beautiful, and little creepy. 
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Post by: facedad on October 03, 2007, 11:58:32 PM
I'll say Grizzly Man.
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Post by: karlwinslow on October 04, 2007, 12:13:08 AM
I'll say Grizzly Man.

Some of that is great, a lot of it is just weird.


I would go with Pan's or Tenenbaums.
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Post by: facedad on October 04, 2007, 12:17:06 AM
I'd say Tenenbaums over Pan's if you choose to ignore Grizzly Man.
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Post by: sdedalus on October 04, 2007, 12:39:25 AM
I finally watched Grizzly Man the other day and it's really good.  Definitely either that or Tenenbaums.
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Post by: J5er on October 04, 2007, 01:19:35 PM
I started Tenenbaums last night, but was so beat from school I had to turn it off at "Chapter two," and feel right asleep.  Hopefully I'll get to finishing it sometime today.  What's weird is I had just watched Pushing Daisies on ABC, and so watching them almost back-to-back was interesting.  They defnitely have a similar tone and atmosphere.
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Post by: winrit on October 04, 2007, 05:25:24 PM
I wouldn't watch Grizzly Man before bed. It gave me nightmares. The movie did have a permanent impact on me and that doesn't happen with a lot of films. It also helped me "get" Herzog... the way he lingers on people that extra second... I could really feel his style at work, which for me was a good thing.

Pushing Daisies
reminded me of Delicatessen or Babe: Pig in the City. I think it is the whimsical nature of it.

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Post by: Basil on October 09, 2007, 08:42:20 PM
All playing five minutes away this weekend:

Michael Clayton
We Own the Night
Assassination of Jesse James
Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on October 09, 2007, 09:51:33 PM
This would be my order and I'm not terribly interested in the last two:

Assassination of Jesse James
Michael Clayton

We Own the Night

Elizabeth: The Golden Age



Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: alexarch on October 09, 2007, 09:57:36 PM
I love Jesse James. Every moment of it. It is an outstandingly beautiful (looking) movie. And I was riveted by each story. HOWEVER, it is long. Which was fine for me because I felt really connected to it. But I can't guarantee that for everybody.
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Post by: winrit on October 13, 2007, 10:53:45 PM
I just realized I have a Netflix queue that is over-stocked with dramas and foreign films. Right now I have three films at home about death. I think I am in desperate need of some comedies. Any recommendations? Any comedies in your queue that you're looking forward to?
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Post by: J5er on October 13, 2007, 11:07:41 PM
I just got Thank You For Smoking from my library, and I hope to get to it soon. 

But I know what you mean, a while ago it seemed like I just had a bunch of dark, intense movies, and it just made me want to scream for a comedy! 
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on October 14, 2007, 05:00:12 AM
Ok, coin toss.

The theatre 3 blocks from my flat is playing both Control and Ratatouille.  I want to see them both pretty terribly, but I had a bit of a depressing night last evening so Control may be a bad idea.  I'm not sure what to do, any thoughts?
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Post by: Emiliana on October 14, 2007, 08:05:57 AM
Definitely go and see Ratatouille then. It was maybe the best time I had in the cinema this year, at least I can't think of any film I found more enjoyable off the top of my head.
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Post by: Wilson on October 14, 2007, 09:18:04 AM
I'd probably suggest Ratatouille given the circumstances.

Go 2 movies in from lovefilm yesterday, not sure which to watch first. The Secret of Roan Inish or Ki-duk Kim's 3 Iron?
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on October 14, 2007, 01:30:09 PM
I should've taken your advice.  I saw Control.  Bad idea.
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Post by: Basil on October 16, 2007, 10:56:12 PM
Tomorrow night - tickets to both The Darjeeling Limited and Things We Lost in the Fire. May go to neither, depending on how the day goes, but if I have to decide...
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Post by: VmSoze on October 17, 2007, 09:23:35 AM
I'm more interested in seeing Darjeeling Limited, so that would be my pick...
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Post by: joem18b on October 17, 2007, 12:48:59 PM
Got 2 movies in from lovefilm yesterday, not sure which to watch first. The Secret of Roan Inish or Ki-duk Kim's 3 Iron?
Two quiet movies. Two fables. One a classic and the other pretty good too.
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Post by: skjerva on October 21, 2007, 08:18:15 PM
Passion was not in, I came home with Day of Wrath, Ordet, and Gertrud - I probably won't start one for a couple more hours, thoughts?
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Post by: sdedalus on October 22, 2007, 01:36:24 AM
Watch them in chronological order.
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Post by: ses on October 22, 2007, 02:40:26 PM
I am going to a movie tonight, Lust/Caution or Lars and the Real Girl?
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Post by: winrit on October 22, 2007, 04:47:59 PM
I am going to a movie tonight, Lust/Caution or Lars and the Real Girl?

Lars and the Real Girl
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Post by: wilson1290 on October 22, 2007, 06:00:13 PM
I am going to a movie tonight, Lust/Caution or Lars and the Real Girl?

Toughie, Lust/Caution is definately the worst of Ang Lee's films so far, (I enjoyed the Hulk) but its still pretty engrossing, and I want to congratulate whoever coreagraphed those sex scenes because  :o. Lars was enjoyable enough but the plot was just way to far fetched for me and theres a certain point when you have to say are all these people on something?
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Post by: Junior on October 27, 2007, 06:05:24 PM
It's Tim Burton time.

Do I watch Big Fish (which I haven't seen before) or Sleepy Hollow (which I have seen before, but is thematically appropriate to the time of year)?
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Post by: Basil on October 27, 2007, 06:08:24 PM
I don't like either of those movies, but I would say Big Fish since you haven't seen it and many consider it to be Burton's best.
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Post by: Junior on October 27, 2007, 06:15:23 PM
Ok. Will do. I'll probably watch both anyways.
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Post by: ses on November 04, 2007, 01:25:23 AM
I am going to put in a movie before I go to bed, I just got 3 from Netflix.  What should I watch?

The Thin Blue Line
Gallipoli
Gaslight

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on November 04, 2007, 01:27:49 AM
Gaslight
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Post by: pixote on November 04, 2007, 01:28:36 AM
If your intention is to fall asleep, then I'd say Gallipoli, as it's the weakest of the three.  If there's a chance you're going to stay awake and give the movie your full attention, then the completely riveting Thin Blue Line is your huckleberry.  Gaslight's somewhere in between (the 1944 version anyway).

(Yeah, I was watching Tombstone tonight.)

pixote
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Post by: ses on November 04, 2007, 01:32:56 AM
Thanks guys  :)
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Post by: ses on November 04, 2007, 01:40:21 AM
  Gaslight's somewhere in between (the 1944 version anyway).

The DVD has both, but I was going for the 1944 version.
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Post by: J5er on November 04, 2007, 01:30:55 PM
Ok, I've got

Pan's Labyrinth
Resevior Dogs
The Lives of Others
Hotel Rwanda
The Good Bad and the Ugly
Troy (not considering this, at all)
Die Hard
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on November 04, 2007, 01:31:53 PM
Have you seen any of those?

If not, go with The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
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Post by: Junior on November 04, 2007, 01:34:10 PM
Pan's Labyrinth or Die Hard.
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Post by: winrit on November 04, 2007, 01:40:54 PM
Pan's Labyrinth or Die Hard.

Do you want to be grossed out/go on a harrowing journey or have a fun romp?
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Post by: Junior on November 04, 2007, 01:42:05 PM
I was suggesting which movies for J5er to watch. But I do want a fun romp  :P
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Post by: J5er on November 04, 2007, 01:46:41 PM
I haven't seen any of those.  I'm giving a speec about how horrible it is Wild Hogs grossed $250 worldwide while the Lives of Others is overlooked in America, but I also and trying to knock off all the Tarantino films, so I want to see Resevior Dogs.  I've seen the first 10 minutes of Die Hard, and I loved Die Hard 4, so I really want to catch up with that as well.  I don't feel like getting all depsressed and watching Pan's Labyrinth... I've owned the deluxe dvd since the day it came out, and haven't gotten around to watching it yet... I've seen "A Fistful of Dollars," so I really want to see The Good Bad and the Ugly as well. 

Oh and I forgot, I also bought Memento, so that is a choice as well... ugg, the choices!
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Post by: karlwinslow on November 04, 2007, 02:08:47 PM
Ok, I've got

Pan's Labyrinth
Resevior Dogs
The Lives of Others
Hotel Rwanda
The Good Bad and the Ugly
Troy (not considering this, at all)
Die Hard

besides a couple of those, that's a lot of good movie watching ahead of you.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: VmSoze on November 04, 2007, 02:42:48 PM
I'd watch Troy... there's never anything wrong with buff men in very little clothing.  One of the reasons I find myself watching 300 so much.
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Post by: Tequila on November 04, 2007, 02:48:04 PM
Has anyone seen that new Troy Director's Cut? It's supposed to be way better than the theatrical cut, much like Kingdom of Heaven.
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Post by: Junior on November 09, 2007, 07:33:00 PM
Orlando or Dead Man?
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Post by: pixote on November 09, 2007, 07:50:26 PM
Orlando.  Vegas has it as the underdog in that bracket matchup.

pixote
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Post by: chesterfilms on November 09, 2007, 07:52:16 PM
Dead Man!!!
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Post by: Junior on November 09, 2007, 07:54:20 PM
Pixote was faster.
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Post by: oneaprilday on November 27, 2007, 08:07:45 PM
What should I watch tonight? I have all these at home right now:

Everything is Illuminated (never actually got started on that the other night)
Brazil (again)
The Host
The Big Kahuna (I'm not really sure why I have this or what it's about - my husband put in our queue and it just came)
Coffee and Cigarettes

Brazil is the only one I've seen so far.

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Post by: chesterfilms on November 27, 2007, 08:08:40 PM
What should I watch tonight? I have all these at home right now:

Everything is Illuminated (never actually got started on that the other night)
Brazil (again)
The Host
The Big Kahuna (I'm not really sure why I have this or what it's about - my husband put in our queue and it just came)
Coffee and Cigarettes

Brazil is the only one I've seen so far.



I really loved the Host, but it may not be for everyone.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: wombat on November 27, 2007, 10:06:53 PM
Everything Is Illuminated!!! Then listen to a bunch of Gogol Bordello.
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Post by: oneaprilday on November 27, 2007, 10:30:14 PM
I really loved the Host, but it may not be for everyone.

Everything Is Illuminated!!! Then listen to a bunch of Gogol Bordello.

I am drawn most to those two - will The Host keep me awake tonight?
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Post by: chesterfilms on November 27, 2007, 10:31:46 PM
I really loved the Host, but it may not be for everyone.

Everything Is Illuminated!!! Then listen to a bunch of Gogol Bordello.

I am drawn most to those two - will The Host keep me awake tonight?

it's not really scarry
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Post by: oneaprilday on November 27, 2007, 10:39:50 PM
I think your sensitivity level may be a little different than mine though?
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Post by: J5er on November 27, 2007, 11:16:33 PM
I also vote for The Host.  And trust me, its nto scary at all, but still its suspenseful. 
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Post by: oneaprilday on November 27, 2007, 11:21:56 PM
Well, I'm inclined to trust you both instead of the quote from the NYT on the DVD cover which says it is "a seriously scary freakout" - but if I stay awake tonight, I'm blaming you both.  :)
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Post by: wombat on November 27, 2007, 11:40:39 PM
You can't go wrong with The Host. I really enjoyed it.

Everything Is Illuminated is a bit awkward and doesn't really fulfill its potential, but its definitely worth watching. Especially for the performance of Eugene Hutz, who outdoes Sacha Baron Coen as his own unique Borat-like character. And as I said, the soundtrack is amazing backed by Gogol Bordello, a self-described gypsy punk band lead by frontman Hutz.
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Post by: oneaprilday on November 28, 2007, 12:49:52 AM
Thanks for the recommendation of EiI! I look forward to watching it - based on the reviews I've heard, I was expecting some awkwardness, but also nice moments.
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Post by: Emiliana on November 28, 2007, 04:31:39 AM
Oneaprilday, you sound a lot like me (I hope I don't sound too weird saing that). Everything is Illuminated, Coffee and Cigarettes and The Big Kahuna are all films I had at home recently. And you are very right to wonder why exactly you have The Big Kahuna - I turned it off and sent it back after about 20 minutes. It could have been interesting (3 men in a room together, different generations, different outlooks on life), but the characters were just not interesting enough to me, and I am not that much of a fan of Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito.

I really enjoyed Everything is Illuminated, and parts of Coffee and Cigarettes are really great, too.
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Post by: VmSoze on November 28, 2007, 09:33:27 AM
Oneaprilday, you sound a lot like me (I hope I don't sound too weird saing that). Everything is Illuminated, Coffee and Cigarettes and The Big Kahuna are all films I had at home recently. And you are very right to wonder why exactly you have The Big Kahuna - I turned it off and sent it back after about 20 minutes. It could have been interesting (3 men in a room together, different generations, different outlooks on life), but the characters were just not interesting enough to me, and I am not that much of a fan of Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito.

I really enjoyed Everything is Illuminated, and parts of Coffee and Cigarettes are really great, too.

I'm a huge Kevin Spacey fan - not a popular position around these parts - but even I don't like The Big Kahuna.  It's not very interesting, so I'd save yourself a few hours and just send it back.  Catch it on cable some day when you're really bored.
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Post by: oneaprilday on November 28, 2007, 11:43:40 AM
Oneaprilday, you sound a lot like me (I hope I don't sound too weird saing that). Everything is Illuminated, Coffee and Cigarettes and The Big Kahuna are all films I had at home recently.
I really enjoyed Everything is Illuminated, and parts of Coffee and Cigarettes are really great, too.

No, that doesn't sound weird  :) - it is odd though that those sort of random selections were in both our homes.

And you are very right to wonder why exactly you have The Big Kahuna - I turned it off and sent it back after about 20 minutes. It could have been interesting (3 men in a room together, different generations, different outlooks on life), but the characters were just not interesting enough to me, and I am not that much of a fan of Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito.

I'm a huge Kevin Spacey fan - not a popular position around these parts - but even I don't like The Big Kahuna.  It's not very interesting, so I'd save yourself a few hours and just send it back.  Catch it on cable some day when you're really bored.

Hmmm, bummer about Big Kahuna - I do like Kevin Spacey and was kind of looking forward to a talkie movie. A favorite professor of my husband's from graduate school apparently raved about the film, and so I've discovered that's why it got into our queue. I think I'm going to have to watch it with my hubby for love of that prof . . .
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: VmSoze on November 28, 2007, 12:13:34 PM
well, if you're looking for a talkie movie... give it a shot.  It's definitely a talkie movie.  All talk, all the time. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on November 28, 2007, 03:11:12 PM
It's not anything like My Dinner with Andre, is it?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: VmSoze on November 28, 2007, 03:20:50 PM
It's not anything like My Dinner with Andre, is it?

I wouldn't know, sorry.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on November 28, 2007, 03:22:27 PM
It's not anything like My Dinner with Andre, is it?

I wouldn't know, sorry.

Probably a good thing - I almost never fail to finish movies, and I just couldn't stick with My Dinner.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on November 30, 2007, 10:42:14 PM
Sin City (rewatch)
Black Hawk Down (rewatch)
The Host
Blood Simple
Boogie Nights
The Lookout
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on November 30, 2007, 10:45:05 PM
Sin City (rewatch)
Black Hawk Down (rewatch)
The Host
Blood Simple
Boogie Nights
The Lookout

Boogie Nights is the superior film, but I'm very curious to watch The Lookout, which is one of Reoper's favorite films of the year.  Also the Host is fun, but I'd watch those other two over it.



Personally, I have
Reds
The Nakesake
Miller's Crossing
The Pianist


to choose from. I'm leaning towards Miller's Crossing....
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on November 30, 2007, 10:45:38 PM
Miller's Crossing is fantastic.
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Post by: kypade on November 30, 2007, 10:46:22 PM
I'd go with Miller's Crossing, too.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on November 30, 2007, 11:01:43 PM
Ok, thanks guys, I'm definitely going to go for it. I don't know if I'll ever get around to The Namesake it just looks so boring!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on December 01, 2007, 10:10:18 AM
The Namesake isn't boring at all. It's fantastic. Reds is also great.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: VmSoze on December 01, 2007, 01:27:18 PM
Sin City (rewatch)
Black Hawk Down (rewatch)
The Host
Blood Simple
Boogie Nights
The Lookout

I just rewatched Black Hawk Down a few nights ago... I just got a strange urge to see it and popped it in.  Coincidence?
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Post by: Basil on December 01, 2007, 01:30:25 PM
Ok, thanks guys, I'm definitely going to go for it. I don't know if I'll ever get around to The Namesake it just looks so boring!

So what did you think?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 01, 2007, 01:30:52 PM
I just rewatched Black Hawk Down a few nights ago... I just got a strange urge to see it and popped it in.  Coincidence?

I'm gonna say yes.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: VmSoze on December 01, 2007, 03:08:02 PM
I just rewatched Black Hawk Down a few nights ago... I just got a strange urge to see it and popped it in.  Coincidence?

I'm gonna say yes.

I'm gonna say no... did you ever wind up re-watching it?  It gets better every time for me.
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Post by: Junior on December 01, 2007, 03:57:53 PM
Not last night. Maybe tonight.
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Post by: VmSoze on December 01, 2007, 04:05:05 PM
Not last night. Maybe tonight.

Yeah, you should!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 01, 2007, 04:06:04 PM
It's either that or Boogie Nights (or both).
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Post by: VmSoze on December 01, 2007, 04:07:13 PM
It's either that or Boogie Nights (or both).

Both, or Black Hawk Down...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on December 01, 2007, 07:28:58 PM
Boogie Nights
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: VmSoze on December 02, 2007, 10:47:54 AM
I'm guessing you went with Boogie Nights... :(
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Post by: J5er on December 02, 2007, 03:12:28 PM
Ahh!  Haven't gotten to Miller's Crossing yet, or Reds, and they are both due tomorrow at the library!  I hope I can finish this paper soon! 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on December 04, 2007, 10:51:44 PM
a) Night Moves (Arthur Penn, 1975)
b) Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969)
c) Labyrinth  (Jim Henson, 1986)
d) When Father Was Away on Business (Emir Kusturica, 1985)

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on December 04, 2007, 10:56:47 PM
These are the movies I have, and I haven't seen any of them, what should I watch tonight

The Bicycle Thief (or should I say Bicycle Thieves)
M
All About My Mother
The Sea Inside
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 04, 2007, 10:57:16 PM
a) Night Moves (Arthur Penn, 1975)
b) Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969)
c) Labyrinth  (Jim Henson, 1986)
d) When Father Was Away on Business (Emir Kusturica, 1985)

pixote

d
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 04, 2007, 10:58:27 PM
These are the movies I have, and I haven't seen any of them, what should I watch tonight

The Bicycle Thief (or should I say Bicycle Thieves)
M
All About My Mother
The Sea Inside
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The Ghost
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on December 04, 2007, 11:00:39 PM
These are the movies I have, and I haven't seen any of them, what should I watch tonight

The Bicycle Thief (or should I say Bicycle Thieves)
M
All About My Mother
The Sea Inside
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Depends on your current mood, but I'd probably go chronologically with those.  The Sea Inside is definitely a last resort.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 04, 2007, 11:19:30 PM
These are the movies I have, and I haven't seen any of them, what should I watch tonight

The Bicycle Thief (or should I say Bicycle Thieves)
M
All About My Mother
The Sea Inside
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Pick Almodovar :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on December 04, 2007, 11:52:53 PM
M and Army Of Shadows
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on December 05, 2007, 08:47:25 PM
M and Army Of Shadows
I must agree. Definitely Army of Shadows. If you don't want M, Bicycle Thieves is always a good time.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 05, 2007, 09:02:36 PM
M and Army Of Shadows
I must agree. Definitely Army of Shadows. If you don't want M, Bicycle Thieves is always a good time.

Was it anywhere reported what was watched?  (I am too lazy, scattered, and busy to search :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on December 05, 2007, 09:06:59 PM
Not as of yet. But I'll be sad if Army of Shadows didn't win.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 05, 2007, 09:15:01 PM
I'm not sur this was really about winning, if it was, I guess I should have input more than:

These are the movies I have, and I haven't seen any of them, what should I watch tonight

The Bicycle Thief (or should I say Bicycle Thieves)
M
All About My Mother
The Sea Inside
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The Ghost
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on December 05, 2007, 09:17:34 PM
I'm not sur this was really about winning, if it was, I guess I should have input more than:

These are the movies I have, and I haven't seen any of them, what should I watch tonight

The Bicycle Thief (or should I say Bicycle Thieves)
M
All About My Mother
The Sea Inside
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The Ghost
Winning is all relative.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 05, 2007, 09:18:07 PM
I'm not sur this was really about winning, if it was, I guess I should have input more than:

These are the movies I have, and I haven't seen any of them, what should I watch tonight

The Bicycle Thief (or should I say Bicycle Thieves)
M
All About My Mother
The Sea Inside
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The Ghost
Winning is all relative.

Everything is relative! :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on December 05, 2007, 09:18:57 PM
Except relatives?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on December 05, 2007, 10:11:06 PM
I went with M, I thought it was really great, Peter Lorre was very creepy.  I can't believe it was made in 1931.  It definitely makes me want to check out more films directed by Fritz Lang.  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on December 05, 2007, 10:12:38 PM
I've always loved Scarlet Street.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on December 06, 2007, 12:50:24 AM
Ranking the Fritz Lang films I've seen:

1.   M
2.   The Big Heat
3.   Rancho Notorious
4.   Fury
5.   The Blue Gardenia
6.   Moonfleet
7.   While The City Sleeps
8.   Hangmen Also Die!
9.   Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler
10. Metropolis
11. Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
12. Clash By Night
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 06, 2007, 12:58:19 AM
Ranking the Fritz Lang films I've seen:

1.   M
2.   The Big Heat
3.   Rancho Notorious
4.   Fury
5.   The Blue Gardenia
6.   Moonfleet
7.   While The City Sleeps
8.   Hangmen Also Die!
9.   Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler
10. Metropolis
11. Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
12. Clash By Night


What kind of differentiation is there from top to bottom?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on December 06, 2007, 01:04:57 AM
They're all good.  I'd say at least the top 3 are great.

Lang's a tough one for me.  I've never really studied him, and most of those films I've only seen once.  I feel like I don't really get what he's all about.

He's great in Contempt, though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on December 06, 2007, 09:43:45 AM
They're all good.  I'd say at least the top 3 are great.

Lang's a tough one for me.  I've never really studied him, and most of those films I've only seen once.  I feel like I don't really get what he's all about.

He's great in Contempt, though.
Do you dislike Scarlet Street?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on December 06, 2007, 02:34:05 PM
Haven't seen it.  I listed all the Lang's I've seen, and I'm missing some big ones, Scarlet Street included.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 11, 2007, 05:05:12 PM
I am going to watch my bracket films tonight, which should I watch first?  Safe or Goodfellas
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on December 11, 2007, 05:06:28 PM
I am going to watch my bracket films tonight, which should I watch first?  Safe or Goodfellas

That's a tough one.  What's your state of mind after this past week?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on December 11, 2007, 05:28:29 PM
Have you seen either before?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 11, 2007, 05:36:21 PM
I've seen them both, though it has been a while for Goodfellas; Safe I watched within the last few months.

I am going to watch my bracket films tonight, which should I watch first?  Safe or Goodfellas

That's a tough one.  What's your state of mind after this past week?

pixote

Mostly mushy.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on December 11, 2007, 05:37:21 PM
Yeah, I think it's the wrong night for either of those movies.  You should watch Wild Reeds!

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on December 11, 2007, 05:56:53 PM
I've seen them both, though it has been a while for Goodfellas; Safe I watched within the last few months.

I'm gonna say Goodfellas first.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 11, 2007, 06:00:58 PM
I still haven't restarted The Shop Around the Corner (any minute now), then I'll aim for Wild Reeds  :), followed by Goodfellas and Safe.  That isn't likely, but it is the plan and I'd be very proud of myself if I follow it through. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 14, 2007, 05:47:29 PM
A Clockwork Orange
Blood Simple
Spirited Away
?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 14, 2007, 06:09:25 PM
spirited away
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on December 15, 2007, 05:48:51 AM
The Philadelphia Story
Les Quatre Cents Coups
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Royal Shakespeare Company, directed by Adrian Noble)

Which one?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 15, 2007, 08:59:22 AM
Les Quatre Cents Coups
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on December 15, 2007, 11:19:59 AM
The Philadelphia Story

But you can't go wrong with The 400 Blows.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on December 15, 2007, 12:09:01 PM
Possibly headed to the theater today.

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

or

Into the Wild
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on December 15, 2007, 12:35:16 PM
I haven't seen Into the Wild, but it can't be more of a waste of money than Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. The latter will be in continuous loop on HBO and later on TBS in the coming months, wait for that rather than spending your money.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 15, 2007, 12:51:01 PM
Yeah, do Into the Wild, if for no other reason than I'd rather see Penn get a little more box office
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on December 15, 2007, 12:54:04 PM
Yeah, do Into the Wild, if for no other reason than I'd rather see Penn get a little more box office

Did you go see Into the Wild the other night, skjerva? If so, review, please.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 15, 2007, 01:03:49 PM
Yeah, do Into the Wild, if for no other reason than I'd rather see Penn get a little more box office

Did you go see Into the Wild the other night, skjerva? If so, review, please.

No, I ended up going to nothing.  I was leaning to Lars and the Real Girl, because I thought it was disappearing, it was too late to go on Wed once I realized that the two showtimes for Th would both be impossible because of a work meeting:P  It turns out Lars is at some neighborhood theatre I've never been to, so I'll likely go this week, and I'll go to Into the Wild maybe sometime this weekend:)  Part of my lack of motivation is continued recovery at home, chilling with my puppy, but importantly, there aren't any theatres with several films of interest screening - I like to go to a movie and then have the security blanket of knowing that I could go to something else when Movie 1 is over if I feel like it:)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on December 15, 2007, 01:17:06 PM
Yeah, do Into the Wild, if for no other reason than I'd rather see Penn get a little more box office

Did you go see Into the Wild the other night, skjerva? If so, review, please.

No, I ended up going to nothing.  I was leaning to Lars and the Real Girl, because I thought it was disappearing, it was too late to go on Wed once I realized that the two showtimes for Th would both be impossible because of a work meeting:P  It turns out Lars is at some neighborhood theatre I've never been to, so I'll likely go this week, and I'll go to Into the Wild maybe sometime this weekend:)  Part of my lack of motivation is continued recovery at home, chilling with my puppy, but importantly,

I'll be looking forward to hearing about those two films when you see them. Glad you've had time to just chill at home - that sounds really nice.  :)

there aren't any theatres with several films of interest screening - I like to go to a movie and then have the security blanket of knowing that I could go to something else when Movie 1 is over if I feel like it:)

I guess I don't go to the theater enough - I've never thought seriously about going to back-to-back movies (only in my dreams :) )

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 15, 2007, 01:24:43 PM
Yeah, do Into the Wild, if for no other reason than I'd rather see Penn get a little more box office

Did you go see Into the Wild the other night, skjerva? If so, review, please.

No, I ended up going to nothing.  I was leaning to Lars and the Real Girl, because I thought it was disappearing, it was too late to go on Wed once I realized that the two showtimes for Th would both be impossible because of a work meeting:P  It turns out Lars is at some neighborhood theatre I've never been to, so I'll likely go this week, and I'll go to Into the Wild maybe sometime this weekend:)  Part of my lack of motivation is continued recovery at home, chilling with my puppy, but importantly,

I'll be looking forward to hearing about those two films when you see them. Glad you've had time to just chill at home - that sounds really nice.  :)

there aren't any theatres with several films of interest screening - I like to go to a movie and then have the security blanket of knowing that I could go to something else when Movie 1 is over if I feel like it:)

I guess I don't go to the theater enough - I've never thought seriously about going to back-to-back movies (only in my dreams :) )



Yeah, I love going to movies back-to-back, have done three a few times, and always have big eyes for more, but that has been extremely rare:)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on December 15, 2007, 01:29:26 PM
I saw all 5 best picture nominees last year at AMC's showcase. One of the best days of my life.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on December 15, 2007, 01:34:25 PM
I saw all 5 best picture nominees last year at AMC's showcase. One of the best days of my life.

Sounds fantastic!! Lucky you.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 15, 2007, 02:00:03 PM
I saw all 5 best picture nominees last year at AMC's showcase. One of the best days of my life.

That does sound like fun.  How many of them had you already seen?  (And I wonder what they'll be this year?)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on December 15, 2007, 02:06:16 PM
I had only seen Little Miss Sunshine. I went with a friend of mine, and we won about 10 posters and three 4' by 6' vinyl banners for The Departed. Sadly, the theater that had it has changed hands and is now a Regal, so there's a good chance it won't happen in Cleveland this year.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 15, 2007, 02:30:36 PM
Are there no other AMCs in Cleveland?  Maybe I'll push for Chicagoland people to do this:)  I know they did this downtown last year at my favorite non-specialty multiplex
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on December 15, 2007, 02:52:55 PM
There are, but none big enough for the event. We'll see.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on December 15, 2007, 03:10:57 PM
There are, but none big enough for the event. We'll see.

the only one that I know of is like 5 screens big.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on December 15, 2007, 03:27:12 PM
Ok, I got 2 movies I rented since Superbad wasn't at my local Blockbuster.  What should I see first?

Talk to Me or La Vie En Rose?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 15, 2007, 04:16:09 PM
Ok, I got 2 movies I rented since Superbad wasn't at my local Blockbuster.  What should I see first?

Talk to Me or La Vie En Rose?

Talk to Me
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 15, 2007, 04:28:23 PM
the opposite
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on December 15, 2007, 05:02:12 PM
I'm not There
Margo at the Wedding
Atonement
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 15, 2007, 05:03:02 PM
I'm not There
Margo at the Wedding
Atonement


I'm not There
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on December 15, 2007, 05:25:44 PM
I concur.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on December 15, 2007, 05:52:58 PM
postponed till monday.  it's snowing like crazy right now.  plus mondays are 5 dollars all day.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on December 15, 2007, 05:57:55 PM
My movie is postponed too. I was gonna call you crazy for considering going out in this weather.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 01, 2008, 04:20:30 PM
I'm having a little Asian movie day and I can't decide what to watch first.

Ashes of Time
Happy Together
Three Times
Fires on the Plain
The Burmese Harp
When A Woman Ascends The Stairs
I Am An S&M Writer
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 01, 2008, 04:53:26 PM
The Ashes of Time DVD is legendarily bad, if that helps.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 01, 2008, 05:05:05 PM
I gave it a quick glance over and I believe you're right. I'm still clueless as to what I should watch though :(

I'm notoriously indecisive.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 01, 2008, 05:14:26 PM
I've only seen the first three on your list, and they're all great.  I want to see the next three, but have never heard of the last one.

Basically, it looks like you can't go wrong whatever you pick.  Try random.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 01, 2008, 05:54:11 PM
I ended up going with The Burmese Harp.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 01, 2008, 06:09:28 PM
Afterwards, watch Fires on the Plain. It's spectacular.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on January 01, 2008, 11:28:29 PM
Ok, now that I've FINALLY scratched The Lives of Others off my list, here's what I've got available right now.

Die Hard (1-3)
Alien (1-3)
Hotel Rwanda
Moulin Rouge
Pan's Labrynth
Sixteen Candles

Junebug
The Big Lewbowski
Miller's Crossing
Connie and Carla
(someone bought this for me for Christmas for some reason... LOL)
Scarface
Resevoir Dogs
Sin City



Probably want to see them in this order...
Junebug
Sixteen Candles
Resevoir Dogs... etc

suggestions?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 01, 2008, 11:30:17 PM
Of those, Alien 1-3, Pan's Labyrinth, and Miller's Crossing are my favorites. But you can't really go wrong with any of them.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on January 01, 2008, 11:46:59 PM
Sixteen Candles. Definitely.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 01, 2008, 11:51:26 PM
Miller's Crossing
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on January 01, 2008, 11:53:18 PM
Hmm... still not too sure... I'm leaning towards Sixteen Cadles cause I loved The Breakfast Club so much....
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 02, 2008, 01:11:43 AM
Lebowski
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 02, 2008, 09:48:00 AM
Alien (1-3) was the best fun I've had with a series in a long time but I do think Pan's Labyrinth should be more urgent on your list as it's a very good film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ryanwtyler on January 02, 2008, 03:03:24 PM
by far and away, lebowski
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ryanwtyler on January 02, 2008, 03:06:03 PM
paprika, brothers keeper, primer, 8 1/2, nil by mouth, the proposition

thanks
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ryanwtyler on January 02, 2008, 03:06:32 PM
paprika, brothers keeper, primer, 8 1/2, nil by mouth, the proposition

thanks

i need to pick 3 to watch first.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 02, 2008, 03:07:10 PM
8 1/2, without a doubt.

Then, I guess Paprika and Primer.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on January 02, 2008, 05:42:35 PM
Well I watched Junebug, and I absolutely adored it!  I think I'm in love with Amy Adams even more now!  ;D

My brother watched The Big Lebowski and he said he liked it better than No Country for Old Men... I'm still getting around to it... lol
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 06, 2008, 09:55:36 PM
Raising Arizona
Barton Fink
Blood Simple
Blade Runner (RS commentary)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 07, 2008, 12:19:33 AM
Fink!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 07, 2008, 12:34:16 AM
Watched something else, instead.

I'll watch Fink tomorrow.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 08, 2008, 09:04:12 PM
Sunshine or The Wind that Shakes the Barley?

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 08, 2008, 09:05:29 PM
Wind That Shakes The Barley!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 08, 2008, 09:07:51 PM
Sunshine!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on January 08, 2008, 09:08:50 PM
Both!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 08, 2008, 09:09:59 PM
Wind that Shakes the Barley
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 08, 2008, 09:10:18 PM
Both!

I plan on watching both (catching up for Filmspots) just wanting to know which one to watch first I guess.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on January 08, 2008, 09:11:38 PM
Ok then, I vote The Sunshine that Shakes the Barley
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 08, 2008, 09:13:54 PM
I plan on watching both (catching up for Filmspots) just wanting to know which one to watch first I guess.

So it wasn't just an intense and sudden crush on Cillian Murphy?

My vote:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cxB9FZWUL._AA240_.jpg)

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 08, 2008, 09:22:54 PM
I plan on watching both (catching up for Filmspots) just wanting to know which one to watch first I guess.

So it wasn't just an intense and sudden crush on Cillian Murphy?

My vote:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cxB9FZWUL._AA240_.jpg)

pixote

no, although his eyes are dreamy :-*
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on January 08, 2008, 09:53:16 PM
Eww!  After watching Red Eye Cillian Murphy will forever creep me out!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 08, 2008, 10:06:18 PM
Sunshine or The Wind that Shakes the Barley?


Funny, I just watched these two films for the first time over the past two days! Creepy. :o Loved both but have to go with The Wind that Shakes the Barley. It's the better film of the two and completely blew me away.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on January 08, 2008, 10:41:52 PM
no, although his eyes are dreamy :-*

Eww!  After watching Red Eye Cillian Murphy will forever creep me out!

Really is amazing how his eyes can be either amazingly dreamy or totally creepy. Love it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 09, 2008, 12:09:13 AM
a) After the Wedding  (Susanne Bier, 2006)
b) The Lives of Others  (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
c) The Bourne Supremacy  (Paul Greengrass, 2004)
d) The Elephant Man  (David Lynch, 1980)

It's probably going to be one of the first two, given that rapidly approaching deadline for the Filmspots...

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 09, 2008, 12:10:35 AM
a) After the Wedding  (Susanne Bier, 2006)
b) The Lives of Others  (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
c) The Bourne Supremacy  (Paul Greengrass, 2004)
d) The Elephant Man  (David Lynch, 1980)

It's probably going to be one of the first two, given that rapidly approaching deadline for the Filmspots...

pixote

I haven't seen After the Wedding, but The Lives of Others is great (is it eligible for the Filmspots?)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 09, 2008, 12:13:40 AM
I haven't seen After the Wedding, but The Lives of Others is great (is it eligible for the Filmspots?)

Yes, they are both eligible this year — and not just for Non-English Language film.  In fact, The Lives of Others is a strong dark-horse candidate for Actor, Screenplay, Best Debut Feature, and maybe even Best Film.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 09, 2008, 12:15:16 AM
d is a fave, but i'm itching to see b
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 09, 2008, 12:56:35 AM
i feel like watching a movie, but i don't think i have anything here i want to see...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 09, 2008, 01:19:51 AM
i feel like watching a movie, but i don't think i have anything here i want to see...
Can't you use Watch Now on netflix?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 09, 2008, 01:21:31 AM
i feel like watching a movie, but i don't think i have anything here i want to see...
Can't you use Watch Now on netflix?

it doesn't work with macs, right?  (unless it does now, i haven't checked for a few months)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 09, 2008, 01:22:01 AM
i feel like watching a movie, but i don't think i have anything here i want to see...
Can't you use Watch Now on netflix?

it doesn't work with macs, right?  (unless it does now, i haven't checked for a few months)
You have to run that windows simulation thingy on mac.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 09, 2008, 01:22:31 AM
i feel like watching a movie, but i don't think i have anything here i want to see...
Can't you use Watch Now on netflix?

it doesn't work with macs, right?  (unless it does now, i haven't checked for a few months)

I can't use it with my mac, it's too old
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 09, 2008, 01:23:15 AM
i feel like watching a movie, but i don't think i have anything here i want to see...
Can't you use Watch Now on netflix?

it doesn't work with macs, right?  (unless it does now, i haven't checked for a few months)
You have to run that windows simulation thingy on mac.

damn!  i never thought of that.  very dangerous! :)  i owe you (if i can figure it out)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 09, 2008, 01:23:47 AM
i feel like watching a movie, but i don't think i have anything here i want to see...
Can't you use Watch Now on netflix?

it doesn't work with macs, right?  (unless it does now, i haven't checked for a few months)

I can't use it with my mac, it's too old

mine is less than a year old, so it should work, eh?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 09, 2008, 01:24:40 AM
i feel like watching a movie, but i don't think i have anything here i want to see...
Can't you use Watch Now on netflix?

it doesn't work with macs, right?  (unless it does now, i haven't checked for a few months)



I can't use it with my mac, it's too old

mine is less than a year old, so it should work, eh?

It should, mine is 3 yrs old, so no intel
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 09, 2008, 07:11:57 PM
i am leaning to starting with Sicko, but there is also Climates, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, and Day Night Day Night - what should #2 be?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on January 09, 2008, 07:52:59 PM
SiCKO is really alot of fun, and very interesting.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 09, 2008, 07:54:11 PM
i am leaning to starting with Sicko, but there is also Climates, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, and Day Night Day Night - what should #2 be?

I watched The Wind that Shakes the Barley last night, and I really liked it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 09, 2008, 07:57:01 PM
SiCKO is really alot of fun, and very interesting.

I'm surprised it hasn't received any Filmspot nominations for Editing, Sound Editing, and Soundtrack.  It's really terrifically put together, at a technical level.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 09, 2008, 07:59:38 PM
I don't think a lot of people associate documentaries with those categories.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 09, 2008, 08:43:48 PM
i am leaning to starting with Sicko, but there is also Climates, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, and Day Night Day Night - what should #2 be?

Wind That Shakes The Barley!

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 09, 2008, 10:20:23 PM
i am leaning to starting with Sicko, but there is also Climates, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, and Day Night Day Night - what should #2 be?

Wind That Shakes The Barley!



SiCKO took a lot out of me, I'll prolly start Wind in just a bit :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 09, 2008, 10:22:47 PM
i am leaning to starting with Sicko, but there is also Climates, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, and Day Night Day Night - what should #2 be?

Wind That Shakes The Barley!



SiCKO took a lot out of me, I'll prolly start Wind in just a bit :)

Then I would definitely take some down time before starting Wind, you'll probably need it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 10, 2008, 12:02:31 AM
I Don't Want To Sleep Alone or The Passenger?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 10, 2008, 12:07:00 AM
I Don't Want To Sleep Alone or The Passenger?
I Don't Want To Sleep Alone
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 10, 2008, 12:14:30 AM
Any particular reason?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 10, 2008, 12:17:16 AM
End of the year lists and awards.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 10, 2008, 12:20:14 AM
I'm not going to get to those until next week anyway.

I'll probably try to watch both tonight.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 10, 2008, 02:17:58 AM
The Passenger?

If by chance you mean the Andrzej Munk film (http://imdb.com/title/tt0054159/), then that's my vote.  Otherwise I'm neutral.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 10, 2008, 02:48:12 AM
Sorry, it's the Antonioni.  It was on IFC tonight.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on January 10, 2008, 02:49:29 PM
Sorry, it's the Antonioni.  It was on IFC tonight.


I think you mean the Sundance Channel. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 10, 2008, 03:00:36 PM
Yeah, that's the one.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 10, 2008, 10:52:43 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WaRCmXOUL._AA240_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5137uJUz4%2BL._AA240_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q71KH1n2L._AA240_.jpg)
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a) Blame It on Fidel!  (Julie Gavras, 2006)
b) Climates  (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2006)
c) Crazy Love  (Dan Klores, 2007)
d) Deep Water  (Louise Osmond & Jerry Rothwell, 2006)
e) Tekkonkinkreet  (Michael Arias, 2006)
f) The Wind That Shakes the Barley  (Ken Loach, 2006)

Please choose two.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 10, 2008, 10:57:54 PM
f and b!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 10, 2008, 11:00:58 PM
I've only seen f, but I recommend it.  Did you ever finish The Lives of Others?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 10, 2008, 11:01:42 PM
A
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 10, 2008, 11:08:10 PM
C can wait until after the filmspots.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 10, 2008, 11:09:25 PM
Did you ever finish The Lives of Others?

I did (along with After the Wedding), but I'm having trouble putting together my thoughts on it.  I guess I was a little underwhelmed, but that sounds harsher than it's meant to.  I wanted to delve deeper into the characters and the story, but the film seemed to stay pretty close to the surface of things (somewhat necessitated by Weisler's stoic nature).  It that respect, I was reminded (oddly enough) of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind — another film that didn't make many missteps, but still seemed to fall well short of its potential.

So the real problem, of course, is that I wanted a cross between The Conversation and The Conformist.  That's a pretty high standard.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 10, 2008, 11:10:39 PM
C can wait until after the filmspots.

Meaning it's not top five material (as documentaries go)?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 10, 2008, 11:11:58 PM
C can wait until after the filmspots.

Meaning it's not top five material (as documentaries go)?

pixote
Absolutely not. There are probably five documentaries on Iraq better than Crazy Love.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 10, 2008, 11:14:46 PM
Absolutely not. There are probably five documentaries on Iraq better than Crazy Love.

I was afraid of that.  My other choice was Zoo.  Guess I screwed that up..

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 10, 2008, 11:16:25 PM
Absolutely not. There are probably five documentaries on Iraq better than Crazy Love.

I was afraid of that.  My other choice was Zoo.  Guess I screwed that up..

pixote
It's not bad. Unless you know their story from the news and such, you'll probably enjoy it on that level. As a film it brings nothing to the table. Could've been an E! True Hollywood story or something off of the now defunct Court TV or TLC.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 10, 2008, 11:38:09 PM
How about Offside?  Do I need to see that for the Filmspots?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 10, 2008, 11:41:10 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WaRCmXOUL._AA240_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5137uJUz4%2BL._AA240_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q71KH1n2L._AA240_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51e5EwofpbL._AA240_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zU8PHXPXL._AA240_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cxB9FZWUL._AA240_.jpg)


a) Blame It on Fidel!  (Julie Gavras, 2006)
b) Climates  (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2006)
c) Crazy Love  (Dan Klores, 2007)
d) Deep Water  (Louise Osmond & Jerry Rothwell, 2006)
e) Tekkonkinkreet  (Michael Arias, 2006)
f) The Wind That Shakes the Barley  (Ken Loach, 2006)

Please choose two.

pixote

i watched f last night, rented b (and i'll hopefully watch it tonight), and tried to rent a, but it was all out.  i had e on my list, but two other rentals came up before it came to that:)  i think i should remember d for my next trip.  we sure do make a small incestuous world, no?  and zoo is worth a look.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 10, 2008, 11:45:19 PM
A is on netflix. That instant watch thing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on January 11, 2008, 07:12:44 PM
My library was awesome, and got a ton of new movies during the term break. I have..

Y Tu Mama Tambien
Spirited Away
Rashomon
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 11, 2008, 07:14:59 PM
Tough, but I say Rashomon.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on January 11, 2008, 07:15:12 PM
Is there a marathon coming up involving Y Tu Mama Tambien? I can't remember for sure.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on January 11, 2008, 07:23:12 PM
Is there a marathon coming up involving Y Tu Mama Tambien? I can't remember for sure.

Now that I think about it, the marathon is Pedro Almodóvar not Alfonso Cuarón, right? So watch Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown if you got it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on January 11, 2008, 07:36:56 PM
Tough, but I say Rashomon.


NO!

Spirited Away.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 11, 2008, 07:37:47 PM
Spirited Away is fantastic. I can't say that I have seen the others...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 11, 2008, 07:41:43 PM
I'd say Spirited Away to start off with.

They're all great though so whichever one you choose you're in for a treat.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on January 11, 2008, 07:45:30 PM
Well its good to know I have a good movie-viewing weekend.  I really need it after the start of school!  Maybe I'll pick one at random to watch tonight...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 11, 2008, 09:50:31 PM
After the Wedding
No End in Sight
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on January 11, 2008, 09:52:41 PM
After the Wedding, unless you're ready to fall asleep.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 13, 2008, 03:28:44 AM
If I'm going to see just two more movies before voting in the Filmspots, which two should I rent:

a) Chalk
b) Hairspray
c) Hot Fuzz
d) Live Free or Die Hard
e) The Lookout
f) The Namesake
g) No End in Sight
h) Ratatouille
i) Rescue Dawn
j) Sunshine
k) Talk to Me
l) This Is England
m) 3:10 to Yuma
n) 28 Weeks Later
o) Waitress
p) Year of the Dog
q) Zoo
r) Offside [edit]

It's not necessarily a question of what's the best film, but rather which film has the most nominees deserving consideration (or the single nominee you'd most like to see get more support).  I'll see them all eventually; I just need to prioritize.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 13, 2008, 04:15:11 AM
Rescue Dawn and Ratatouille
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 13, 2008, 05:06:57 AM
I edited to throw Offside into the mix as well.  Someone here just saw that, right?  Any good?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 13, 2008, 05:35:16 AM
I edited to throw Offside into the mix as well.  Someone here just saw that, right?  Any good?

pixote
Yeah it was good. Probably not best picture material, but very good and possibly worthy of other nominations.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 13, 2008, 03:30:45 PM
Hot Fuzz and Ratatouille. I really want to say Waitress as well but I'd go with those two.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on January 13, 2008, 03:32:21 PM
This Is England and Ratatouille
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on January 13, 2008, 03:39:08 PM
a) Chalk
b) Hairspray
c) Hot Fuzz
d) Live Free or Die Hard
e) The Lookout
f) The Namesake
g) No End in Sight
h) Ratatouille
i) Rescue Dawn
j) Sunshine
k) Talk to Me
l) This Is England
m) 3:10 to Yuma
n) 28 Weeks Later
o) Waitress
p) Year of the Dog
q) Zoo
r) Offside [edit]

this is england
the namesake

and 3:10 to Yuma.  do three.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 14, 2008, 03:23:43 AM
So, I want to watch something on Watch Now on netflix that would be eligible for filmspots, but I know not what. Suggestions?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 14, 2008, 03:33:27 AM
I haven't terribly excited by most of the 2007 films I've seen.  Tekkonkinkreet as a whole is very problematic, but moment-to-moment it has more inspiration than most films.  That's the best I got ... not sure if it meets your Netflix (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Tekkon_Kinkreet/70076376?strkid=1913352715_0_0) criteria though...

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 14, 2008, 03:35:42 AM
...adding, I haven't seen it, but it looks like Chalk (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Chalk/70059166?strkid=1005796339_0_0) is available.  Good if you need a candidate for Best Debut Feature...

...or Helvetica (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Helvetica/70076125?strkid=329257888_0_0), if you need a Documentary candidate and you have faith in skjerva...

...or This Is England (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/This_Is_England/70061577?strkid=340792400_0_0), as was recommended to me a few posts above by the combined entity of karlWilson...

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 14, 2008, 04:08:22 AM
...adding, I haven't seen it, but it looks like Chalk (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Chalk/70059166?strkid=1005796339_0_0) is available.  Good if you need a candidate for Best Debut Feature...

...or Helvetica (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Helvetica/70076125?strkid=329257888_0_0), if you need a Documentary candidate and you have faith in skjerva...

...or This Is England (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/This_Is_England/70061577?strkid=340792400_0_0), as was recommended to me a few posts above by the combined entity of karlWilson...

pixote
I'm looking at This is England, No End in Sight, Blame It On Fidel!, Chalk, and Helvetica.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 14, 2008, 04:11:24 AM
With apologies to roujin, I'd cross Blame It on Fidel off your list (though it plays better in my memory than it did live).

Crazy Love might prove worthwhile, perhaps allowing me to bump Superbad off of my nominees for Worst Film.  Worst Film seems too harsh a designation for a film with McLovin, Miroki, and Michael Cera, but I tend to avoid the really bad films, so it's one of the best I have.  Unless Crazy Love can continue on like this...

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 14, 2008, 04:48:39 AM
With apologies to roujin, I'd cross Blame It on Fidel off your list (though it plays better in my memory than it did live).

Crazy Love might prove worthwhile, perhaps allowing me to bump Superbad off of my nominees for Worst Film.  Worst Film seems too harsh a designation for a film with McLovin, Miroki, and Michael Cera, but I tend to avoid the really bad films, so it's one of the best I have.  Unless Crazy Love can continue on like this...

pixote
It only gets worse towards the end.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 14, 2008, 04:51:31 AM
It only gets worse towards the end.

Great.  Something to look forward to tomorrow...

You pick a movie yet?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 14, 2008, 04:57:01 AM
Indeed. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1873.msg75448#msg75448)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on January 14, 2008, 02:35:00 PM
Should have gone with Chalk.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on January 14, 2008, 05:50:15 PM
So, I want to watch something on Watch Now on netflix that would be eligible for filmspots, but I know not what. Suggestions?

are they working on a program so that I can use watch it now on my mac?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on January 14, 2008, 06:01:16 PM
So, I want to watch something on Watch Now on netflix that would be eligible for filmspots, but I know not what. Suggestions?

are they working on a program so that I can use watch it now on my mac?

Here's the answer Netflix gives:

Q. Can I watch movies instantly on Netflix using Macintosh?

A: Our goal is for Netflix members to enjoy movies and TV shows on whatever screen they want. We're required to use Digital Rights Management to protect movies watched instantly online, and right now we only have approval for this protection on Windows Operating systems, not the Mac.Apple does not license their DRM solution to third parties, which has made this more difficult, but we are working with the studios and content owners to gain approval for other solutions. As soon as a studio-approved DRM for the Mac is available to us, whether from Apple or another source, we will move quickly to provide a movie viewer that enables you to watch movies from Netflix instantly on your Mac.In the meantime, Intel-based Macintosh computers can watch movies instantly using Boot Camp, Parallels, or Fusion to run Windows. And, your Macintosh is fully compatible with adding titles to the Instant Queue for the Netflix Box and Netflix-enabled DVD players.

BTW, anyone else think it was silly that they changed "Watch Now" to "Browse Instant"? "Browse Instant" seems a little ambiguous.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on January 14, 2008, 06:18:37 PM
I don't want to have a to buy software just to watch em instantly.

Damn apple.  For everything they do right, they can really be a-holes.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 14, 2008, 06:44:32 PM

BTW, anyone else think it was silly that they changed "Watch Now" to "Browse Instant"? "Browse Instant" seems a little ambiguous.
I agree. I was just thinking about this change. Since they actually only called it Watch Now for something like 6 months, and enough people didn't notice it existed, it is kind of a strange reference point to use. It's as if I were to walk up to you on the street and discuss Watch Now, you would know I've had Netflix for at least "X" amount of time. Completely ridiculous line of thought, but I found it interesting.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 16, 2008, 10:00:28 PM
I just stuck Alien in and up pops a menu to choose between the '79 Theatrical Release or the '03 Director's Cut - Help!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 16, 2008, 10:07:48 PM
Never seen the Director's cut, but I love the original. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 16, 2008, 10:16:24 PM
I just stuck Alien in and up pops a menu to choose between the '79 Theatrical Release or the '03 Director's Cut - Help!

Scott says the original is his preferred cut.  He just put together the new version to appease the studio for the DVD release.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 16, 2008, 10:26:52 PM
I just stuck Alien in and up pops a menu to choose between the '79 Theatrical Release or the '03 Director's Cut - Help!

Scott says the original is his preferred cut.  He just put together the new version to appease the studio for the DVD release.

you rock - thanks :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 18, 2008, 11:25:42 AM
I'll probably see both but...

Cloverfield
There Will Be Blood
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 18, 2008, 11:47:40 AM
Looks like a double feature to me!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 18, 2008, 11:51:04 AM
What is gonna (probably) happen is I go with my friends to Cloverfield tonight and to TWBB tomorrow by myself.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ryanwtyler on January 18, 2008, 01:15:52 PM
What is gonna (probably) happen is I go with my friends to Cloverfield tonight and to TWBB tomorrow by myself.

i'd say twbb by about a million to one
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 18, 2008, 11:40:01 PM
Juliet of the Spirits
Z
Mala Noche
Do The Right Thing
The Gospel According to Saint Matthew
Elling
Brazil
Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie
An Angel at My Table
Poltergeist
Ghost Dog
Shadow of a Doubt

Discuss.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on January 18, 2008, 11:43:33 PM
Juliet of the Spirits
Z
Mala Noche
Do The Right Thing
The Gospel According to Saint Matthew
Elling
Brazil
Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie
An Angel at My Table
Poltergeist
Ghost Dog
Shadow of a Doubt

Discuss.

I love Poltergeist.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 18, 2008, 11:44:15 PM
I've been anxious to revisit Ghost Dog again myself, but the correct answer tonight is actually The Gospel According to Saint Matthew.  Enjoy!

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 18, 2008, 11:44:44 PM
Juliet of the Spirits
Z
Mala Noche
Do The Right Thing
The Gospel According to Saint Matthew
Elling
Brazil
Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie
An Angel at My Table
Poltergeist
Ghost Dog
Shadow of a Doubt

Discuss.

Do The Right Thing.

You'll probably watch Juliet of the Spirits at some point but approach with caution.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 18, 2008, 11:48:25 PM
Can I get some kind of cohesive vote?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on January 18, 2008, 11:49:01 PM
Fine. Ghost Dog.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 18, 2008, 11:50:49 PM
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters is everyone's agreed upon second choice, right?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 19, 2008, 12:01:43 AM
Yes, if only for the opening intro.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6DfWInVo4U&feature=related
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on January 20, 2008, 01:48:49 PM
Double Indemnity
The Postman always rings twice
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Fitzcarraldo
24: Season 4 Disc 1
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 20, 2008, 01:53:29 PM
I'd say Double Indemnity or Fitzcarraldo, but my wife would say Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 20, 2008, 01:58:14 PM
I'd say Double Indemnity or Fitzcarraldo, but my wife would say Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.

Three good choices to have.  I'd go for Fitzcarraldo now, myself.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 20, 2008, 02:00:46 PM
I'd say Double Indemnity or Fitzcarraldo, but my wife would say Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.

Three good choices to have.  I'd go for Fitzcarraldo now, myself.

pixote
Ditto. No rush on 24, just keep that sitting there.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on January 20, 2008, 02:09:06 PM
^I think 24 is always great... save season 6, but season 4 is ok... if for nothing else, watch season 4 so you can get to the brilliant season 5.  ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on January 20, 2008, 02:21:04 PM
Thanks guys, I'll go watch Fitzcarraldo now... But I'll definitely see 24 soon, because of it being the Netflix-type-thing DVD, and I try never to keep those around too long. Once I see that, I'll be soooo hooked that I'll curse myself for getting it via NotNetflix, and for being on a one-DVD-deal.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ryanwtyler on January 20, 2008, 03:42:58 PM
nil by mouth or the proposition
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 20, 2008, 03:57:35 PM
nil by mouth or the proposition

Sounds like a bleak afternoon.  I say Nil by Mouth only because I haven't seen it and am curious what you think.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 20, 2008, 06:50:43 PM
Double Indemnity
The Postman always rings twice
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Fitzcarraldo
24: Season 4 Disc 1

Double Indemnity for sure.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: philip918 on January 21, 2008, 01:15:55 AM
Double Indemnity
The Postman always rings twice
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Fitzcarraldo
24: Season 4 Disc 1


Hmmm, four great films or Right-Wing torture porn?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 21, 2008, 01:19:55 AM
I'll agree with the right-wing part but isn't torture porn a bit too much? Or are you just referring to television standards?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 21, 2008, 01:21:40 AM
Jack Bauer does not torture. He gently acquires the information he needs.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 21, 2008, 01:38:10 AM
Double Indemnity
The Postman always rings twice
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Fitzcarraldo
24: Season 4 Disc 1


Hmmm, four great films or Right-Wing torture porn?

I reckon it has a slightly different context/meaning for our more enlightened Emiliana of Germany.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: philip918 on January 21, 2008, 02:26:38 AM
Double Indemnity
The Postman always rings twice

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Fitzcarraldo
24: Season 4 Disc 1


Hmmm, four great films or Right-Wing torture porn?

I reckon it has a slightly different context/meaning for our more enlightened Emiliana of Germany.

OK, Right-wing torture porn of the U.S. American variety.

Some interesting articles on 24 and torture.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/02/19/070219fa_fact_mayer (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/02/19/070219fa_fact_mayer)

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/22/arts/television/22gree.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/22/arts/television/22gree.html)

http://www.democracynow.org/2007/2/22/is_torture_on_hit_fox_tv (http://www.democracynow.org/2007/2/22/is_torture_on_hit_fox_tv)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6510593.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6510593.stm)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on January 21, 2008, 10:04:15 AM
The torture is something that has really bothered me about 24 before. I'd say, though, that the torture put me off in the first place because of my general squeamishness re: violence, and only in the second place because I don't approve of torture. I must say I haven't been giving the show's politics too much thought so far - to me it has always "just" been an exciting looooooong thriller.

I have an opinion on American politics (which is probably not too nuanced given the distance and the very sporadic efforts I put into staying up to date), but it is certainly not influenced by watching 24. Maybe it hasn't been very enlightened of me to not fully realise just how many serious questions can be raised about how the show portrays certain groups of people, about its stance on torture and about how it might influence the general public in regard to these things - but I'd say that's understandable given that I'm living in a quite different political landscape. So I'll try to continue to see 24 as nothing more and nothing less than an entertaining TV show (if that's possible once those other thoughts have been put in motion).

Also: Thanks for finally making me watch Fitzcarraldo, I'm not sure I would have been motivated to see it otherwise.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on January 21, 2008, 10:32:59 AM
he cuts off a guys head in season 2 to go undercover, taking it seriously is just silly.  it's just fun to follow jack bauer around and see what he gets up to.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 21, 2008, 10:43:17 AM
he cuts off a guys head in season 2 to go undercover, taking it seriously is just silly.  it's just fun to follow jack bauer around and see what he gets up to.

What Wilson said. You can't watch that and take it seriously. And everybody knows that Chloe could never exist in real life. Her scowl would tear the world apart.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 21, 2008, 10:50:31 AM
he cuts off a guys head in season 2 to go undercover, taking it seriously is just silly.  it's just fun to follow jack bauer around and see what he gets up to.

What Wilson said. You can't watch that and take it seriously. And everybody knows that Chloe could never exist in real life. Her scowl would tear the world apart.

I think what people take seriously isn't the show itself but the more-than-subliminal influence the show has had (and can have) on young members of the armed forces — specifically, the show's influence on their understanding of torture's effectiveness.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: philip918 on January 21, 2008, 02:40:54 PM
he cuts off a guys head in season 2 to go undercover, taking it seriously is just silly.  it's just fun to follow jack bauer around and see what he gets up to.

What Wilson said. You can't watch that and take it seriously. And everybody knows that Chloe could never exist in real life. Her scowl would tear the world apart.

I think what people take seriously isn't the show itself but the more-than-subliminal influence the show has had (and can have) on young members of the armed forces — specifically, the show's influence on their understanding of torture's effectiveness.

pixote

Well said.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 21, 2008, 02:57:24 PM
he cuts off a guys head in season 2 to go undercover, taking it seriously is just silly.  it's just fun to follow jack bauer around and see what he gets up to.

What Wilson said. You can't watch that and take it seriously. And everybody knows that Chloe could never exist in real life. Her scowl would tear the world apart.

I think what people take seriously isn't the show itself but the more-than-subliminal influence the show has had (and can have) on young members of the armed forces — specifically, the show's influence on their understanding of torture's effectiveness.

pixote

Well said.

correctly affirmed
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 21, 2008, 02:58:17 PM
he cuts off a guys head in season 2 to go undercover, taking it seriously is just silly.  it's just fun to follow jack bauer around and see what he gets up to.

What Wilson said. You can't watch that and take it seriously. And everybody knows that Chloe could never exist in real life. Her scowl would tear the world apart.

I think what people take seriously isn't the show itself but the more-than-subliminal influence the show has had (and can have) on young members of the armed forces — specifically, the show's influence on their understanding of torture's effectiveness.

pixote

Well said.

correctly affirmed

Yeah.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 24, 2008, 11:40:05 PM
So I have Mr Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr., a documentary by Errol Morris saved on my DVR for about 3 weeks now.  Does anybody know if it worth watching?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 25, 2008, 03:14:56 AM
So I have Mr Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr., a documentary by Errol Morris saved on my DVR for about 3 weeks now.  Does anybody know if it worth watching?

It's been a few years, but I think it's probably worth a look, yeah.  Leuchter presents an interesting subject, for sure, and any Morris film is going to have at least a few great moments.

That said, I don't remember quite loving the movie — but I can't recall what my reservations were.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ryanwtyler on January 25, 2008, 04:35:59 AM
morris is another good marathon choice.  whats the name of his interviewing machine that makes it look like the subject is talking to the camera?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on January 25, 2008, 08:21:48 AM
morris is another good marathon choice.  whats the name of his interviewing machine that makes it look like the subject is talking to the camera?
The Interrotron

Morris "liked the name because it combined two important concepts — terror and interview."
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 25, 2008, 05:08:36 PM
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a) The High and the Mighty (William Wellman, 1954)
b) A Generation (Andrzej Wajda, 1955)
c) Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman, 1962)
d) The Two of Us (Claude Berri, 1967)
e) If.... (Lindsay Anderson, 1968)
f) Airport (George Seaton, 1970)
g) Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006)
h) Black Book (Paul Verhoeven, 2006)
i) Air Guitar Nation (Alexandra Lipsitz, 2007)

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 25, 2008, 05:11:46 PM
I've only seen one of those (Miami Vice) but I can't really recommend it. Sdedalus loves it though...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 25, 2008, 05:27:51 PM
I've only seen one of those (Miami Vice) but I can't really recommend it. Sdedalus loves it though...

That's also the only one I've seen, I also liked it.  I'll probably finish (restart, actually) Airport tonight.  I'm looking forward to Air Guitar Nation, though I fear it can't live up to the hype.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on January 25, 2008, 05:31:00 PM
I haven't seen any of those - I'd be most curious about If . . . though, given the reference to Lindsay Anderson on the show today.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 25, 2008, 05:36:47 PM
I've only seen one of those (Miami Vice) but I can't really recommend it. Sdedalus loves it though...

Yeah, there's sdedalus, who has it as his number one American film of 2006, then there's my friend who said that, even fast-forwarding, he couldn't make it through to the end.  I suspect the truth is somewhere in the middle.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 26, 2008, 01:37:19 AM
Miami Vice is great.  The theatrical cut's better than the director's cut though.  But both are good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 26, 2008, 10:36:05 AM
I've only seen one of those (Miami Vice) but I can't really recommend it. Sdedalus loves it though...

Yeah, there's sdedalus, who has it as his number one American film of 2006, then there's my friend who said that, even fast-forwarding, he couldn't make it through to the end.  I suspect the truth is somewhere in the middle.

pixote

it seems that both of those statements are true, right?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 26, 2008, 04:23:39 PM
Yeah, there's sdedalus, who has it as his number one American film of 2006, then there's my friend who said that, even fast-forwarding, he couldn't make it through to the end.  I suspect the truth is somewhere in the middle.

it seems that both of those statements are true, right?

I don't think so, no — neither objectively (I believe my friend was exaggerating), nor as they subjectively project onto me (which was the lens of my suspicion).

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 26, 2008, 04:29:54 PM
Yeah, there's sdedalus, who has it as his number one American film of 2006, then there's my friend who said that, even fast-forwarding, he couldn't make it through to the end.  I suspect the truth is somewhere in the middle.

it seems that both of those statements are true, right?

I don't think so, no — neither objectively (I believe my friend was exaggerating), nor as they subjectively project onto me (which was the lens of my suspicion).

pixote

so sd does not have it as his #1 and your friend didn't say what you wrote he said?  that aside, what did you think about it?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: DennisLu on January 26, 2008, 05:25:17 PM
Local theatre is having a Hitchcock festival, this weekend they're showing:

Young And Innocent.
The Lady Vanishes.

Any Hitchcock fans knows which I should go with?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 27, 2008, 01:32:20 AM
Lady Vanishes for sure.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 27, 2008, 01:32:50 AM
Lady Vanishes for sure.

It's on TCM as we speak.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on January 27, 2008, 12:53:00 PM
The Lady Vanishes
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: DennisLu on January 28, 2008, 09:06:09 PM
Turns out it was a double feature so I watched both.
I definitely liked The Lady Vanishes better, but that could do with me not understanding a bulk of the Young and Innocent dialogue due to accents.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 29, 2008, 12:55:37 AM
The Profound Desire of the Gods - whose seen it?  Wondering if I should go to it tomorrow night?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 29, 2008, 01:00:36 AM
The Profound Desire of the Gods - whose seen it?  Wondering if I should go to it tomorrow night?

I have not seen it, but based on Black Rain and The Ballad of Narayama, I would never pass up the chance to see a Shohei Imamura film, especially if it's in 35mm.

(Note: That's not to be with Ridley Scott's Black Rain, though I'm sort of a fan of that film as well, at least for the art direction and the performance of Ken Takakura.)

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 29, 2008, 01:11:38 AM
The Profound Desire of the Gods - whose seen it?  Wondering if I should go to it tomorrow night?

I have not seen it, but based on Black Rain and The Ballad of Narayama, I would never pass up the chance to see a Shohei Imamura film, especially if it's in 35mm.

(Note: That's not to be with Ridley Scott's Black Rain, though I'm sort of a fan of that film as well, at least for the art direction and the performance of Ken Takakura.)

pixote

Thanks for the pant-kick, I've already passed up several chances (http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/), but the series runs another month+, so many more opportunities.  Let me know if there is anything specific I should not miss (though I've already missed The Insect Woman and Vengeance is Mine, both of which I really wanted to see.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 29, 2008, 01:20:25 AM
It's not until March, but you should see Shriley Clarke's The Connection and then lord it over me.  (I've never seen it, but have long meant to.)

You've piqued my interest here.  I'm going to move Dr. Akagi and Warm Water under a Red Bridge to the top of my queue.  I'll try to post reviews before the Siskel screenings.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on February 01, 2008, 03:18:06 AM
Waiting for me when I get home tonight:

Magnolia
After the Wedding
The Postman always rings twice
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on February 01, 2008, 09:34:58 AM
Magnolia. 100%
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on February 01, 2008, 11:46:44 AM
It's not until March, but you should see Shriley Clarke's The Connection and then lord it over me.  (I've never seen it, but have long meant to.)

You've piqued my interest here.  I'm going to move Dr. Akagi and Warm Water under a Red Bridge to the top of my queue.  I'll try to post reviews before the Siskel screenings.

pixote

I've meant to get to more of the Rosenbaum series, I only saw him introduce one (A Man Escaped) and he added nothing of interest about the film or its context - really disappointed me.  For some reason I don't have much pull from The Connection - sell me :)  I've had a dvd-copy of it sitting around for a few months and still haven't gotten around to it.  I thought her Portrait of Jason was interesting and messed up.

Hopefully I'll get to a couple of the Imamuras.  Too often there are far too many cinema options in this town (prolly gives that other town a run for the money).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 01, 2008, 11:55:38 AM
For some reason I don't have much pull from The Connection - sell me :)

Unfortunately the only thing I really know about it is that it's been on my list on things to see for a long time.  So the only selling point I can really offer is this:  How many other films in the series were directed by a woman?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on February 01, 2008, 11:58:01 AM
For some reason I don't have much pull from The Connection - sell me :)

Unfortunately the only thing I really know about it is that it's been on my list on things to see for a long time.  So the only selling point I can really offer is this:  How many other films in the series were directed by a woman?

pixote

sold, excellent point, i doubt there was another.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on February 01, 2008, 12:14:21 PM
For some reason I don't have much pull from The Connection - sell me :)

Unfortunately the only thing I really know about it is that it's been on my list on things to see for a long time.  So the only selling point I can really offer is this:  How many other films in the series were directed by a woman?

pixote

sold, excellent point, i doubt there was another.

there wasn't.  fall's series had: fuller, cocteau, minelli and reinhardt, bresson, bergman, ray, phil karlsen, demy, tourneur, wells, irving lerner, ozu, hawks, and another tourneur; spring's isn't too different, mostly the euro males.

so, according to rosnebaum, world cinema in the 50s is:

USA - 8
France - 3
Sweden - 1
Japan - 1
Britain - 1

in the 60s:

France - 5
USA - 4
Sweden - 1
Senegal - 1
UK - 1
Spain -1

seems highly unimaginative with that break-down.  the bresson i went to was the second lecture he gave in the series, he gave no indication of tying that film into an argument about "a world cinema in transition", much less basic context.  maybe i should try another lecture and see if he's doing something different.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 01, 2008, 12:20:04 PM
What would your lineup for the 60s look like (based on films you've seen or maybe just want to see)?  I might try to come up with my own list later.  Maybe there's a future marathon in this, especially with that Sergei Parajanov set coming out next week.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on February 01, 2008, 12:28:29 PM
No idea, but it would be an interesting project.  I guess the problem with judging Rosenbaum is not having an idea which "transition" he is referring to, though the "world cinema" tag seems awkward with such a limited set - basically USA and Western Europe.  So, what kind of a history/archive do we want to make?  What do we want to call important?  I clearly don't have anywhere near the film knowledge it would take to make a claim about any film-set being important as influences on future film-making.  Stuck before started, but I'm curious what you'd wrangle!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 01, 2008, 12:33:17 PM
Yeah, not an easy task, for sure.  In terms of "transition," there are definitely a few obvious benchmarks — the new waves in France, Japan, and elsewhere; the end of the Hollywood studio system; the rise of independent filmmaking — all of which seem to have been starting points (even focal points) for Rosenbaum ...

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on February 01, 2008, 12:56:05 PM
Waiting for me when I get home tonight:

Magnolia
After the Wedding
The Postman always rings twice

Magnolia is one of my favorite films ever, but After the Wedding is one of my favorites from last year.  It'd be a toss up between those two.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on February 01, 2008, 01:05:20 PM
there wasn't.  fall's series had: fuller, cocteau, minelli and reinhardt, bresson, bergman, ray, phil karlsen, demy, tourneur, wells, irving lerner, ozu, hawks, and another tourneur; spring's isn't too different, mostly the euro males.

so, according to rosnebaum, world cinema in the 50s is:

USA - 8
France - 3
Sweden - 1
Japan - 1
Britain - 1

in the 60s:

France - 5
USA - 4
Sweden - 1
Senegal - 1
UK - 1
Spain -1

seems highly unimaginative with that break-down.  the bresson i went to was the second lecture he gave in the series, he gave no indication of tying that film into an argument about "a world cinema in transition", much less basic context.  maybe i should try another lecture and see if he's doing something different.

I don't know what you're talking about, but characterizing his series that way seems ridiculously unfair.  Do you think he's arguing that that's all world cinema in the 50s and 60s is?

Can think of a prominent film critic that's done more to promote cinema from the least familiar parts of the globe than Rosenbaum?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on February 01, 2008, 01:17:01 PM
there wasn't.  fall's series had: fuller, cocteau, minelli and reinhardt, bresson, bergman, ray, phil karlsen, demy, tourneur, wells, irving lerner, ozu, hawks, and another tourneur; spring's isn't too different, mostly the euro males.

so, according to rosnebaum, world cinema in the 50s is:

USA - 8
France - 3
Sweden - 1
Japan - 1
Britain - 1

in the 60s:

France - 5
USA - 4
Sweden - 1
Senegal - 1
UK - 1
Spain -1

seems highly unimaginative with that break-down.  the bresson i went to was the second lecture he gave in the series, he gave no indication of tying that film into an argument about "a world cinema in transition", much less basic context.  maybe i should try another lecture and see if he's doing something different.

I don't know what you're talking about, but characterizing his series that way seems ridiculously unfair.  Do you think he's arguing that that's all world cinema in the 50s and 60s is?

Can think of a prominent film critic that's done more to promote cinema from the least familiar parts of the globe than Rosenbaum?

I get that, and like I wrote, there is no sense of what his project is on the Siskel's site, or from the one lecture I attended.  When he lectured after A Man Escaped, like I wrote, he did not contextualize the film in any way that made it seem a part of a transition or having any role in world cinema.  Instead, he very boringly passed on gossippy stories and talked about the film's sound design (and not in any comparative way, more just waxing vaguely) - it was utterly worthless.  I really like Rosenbaum, but this was a mess!  As far as these films making some statement about world cinema, I guess I'm rather bored with the usual suspects he seems to hanging his thesis on.    And I completely agree with you on Rosenbaum being a great proponent of global cinema, though I have no idea to what effect that has been - again, I'm not nearly as studied in film history as the dozen or so regulars on the boards here, nor have I followed Rosenbaum's writings that closely. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 02, 2008, 03:38:11 PM
Ha, skjerva, I just noticed which three films of yours started this thread:

Often enough I'll have a couple films on hand and I can't easily decide which one to watch.  It happened a couple hours ago and it is happening again (probably because I should have went to the video store for something I was really in the mood for, but just too lazy to do that).  Anyway, I thought I'd start a new thread for hopelessly indecisive folks like me, or at least people that are sometimes stuck with indecision, to flop out options (though of course this practice happens here and there form time to time).  Maybe try to give something more tangible than "because it rawks" when offering your push.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
The Connection (Shirley Clark, 1962)
Taste of Cherry

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on February 02, 2008, 04:16:42 PM
Ha, skjerva, I just noticed which three films of yours started this thread:

Often enough I'll have a couple films on hand and I can't easily decide which one to watch.  It happened a couple hours ago and it is happening again (probably because I should have went to the video store for something I was really in the mood for, but just too lazy to do that).  Anyway, I thought I'd start a new thread for hopelessly indecisive folks like me, or at least people that are sometimes stuck with indecision, to flop out options (though of course this practice happens here and there form time to time).  Maybe try to give something more tangible than "because it rawks" when offering your push.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
The Connection (Shirley Clark, 1962)
Taste of Cherry

pixote

funny.  unfortunately, i didn't watch any of them :(
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on February 02, 2008, 04:30:59 PM
Ha, skjerva, I just noticed which three films of yours started this thread:

Often enough I'll have a couple films on hand and I can't easily decide which one to watch.  It happened a couple hours ago and it is happening again (probably because I should have went to the video store for something I was really in the mood for, but just too lazy to do that).  Anyway, I thought I'd start a new thread for hopelessly indecisive folks like me, or at least people that are sometimes stuck with indecision, to flop out options (though of course this practice happens here and there form time to time).  Maybe try to give something more tangible than "because it rawks" when offering your push.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
The Connection (Shirley Clark, 1962)
Taste of Cherry

pixote

funny.  unfortunately, i didn't watch any of them :(
Go and correct your mishap by watching Taste of Cherry.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on February 02, 2008, 04:31:56 PM
I have Taste of Cherry lying about here but find that there are more immediate things I must do!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 02, 2008, 04:34:56 PM
funny.  unfortunately, i didn't watch any of them :(

This thread is non-operational.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on February 02, 2008, 04:56:53 PM
I have Taste of Cherry lying about here but find that there are more immediate things I must do!
Not if you're watching anything that's not fantastic.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on February 02, 2008, 05:05:53 PM
I will consider it ;)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on February 02, 2008, 05:20:50 PM
Eh, no one takes me seriously.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 02, 2008, 05:29:06 PM
Stuck before started, but I'm curious what you'd wrangle!

Okay, with an eye towards worldwide cinema in transition, here is a schedule of films I need to see:

1960
          The Cloud-Capped Star (http://imdb.com/title/tt0054073/) - Ritwik Ghatak - India
          The Naked Island (http://imdb.com/title/tt0056049/) - Kaneto Shindô - Japan
1961
          The Connection (http://imdb.com/title/tt0054763/) - Shirley Clarke - United States
1962
          Cleo from 5 to 7 (http://imdb.com/title/tt0055852/) - Agnès Varda - France
1963
          El Verdugo (http://imdb.com/title/tt0057643/) - Luis García Berlanga - Spain
1964
          Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors (http://imdb.com/title/tt0058642/) - Sergei Parajanov - USSR
1965
          The Round-Up (http://imdb.com/title/tt0059776/) - Miklós Jancsó - Hungary
1966
          Daisies (http://imdb.com/title/tt0060959/) - Vera Chytilová - Czechoslovakia
1967
          Terra em Transe (http://imdb.com/title/tt0062352/) - Glauber Rocha - Brazil
1968
          Memories of Underdevelopment (http://imdb.com/title/tt0063291/) - Tomás Gutiérrez Alea - Cuba
          Mandabi (http://imdb.com/title/tt0063268/) - Ousmane Sembene - Senegal
1969
          Kes (http://imdb.com/title/tt0064541/) - Ken Loach - United Kingdom
          A Touch of Zen (http://imdb.com/title/tt0064451/) - King Hu - Taiwan

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on February 02, 2008, 05:30:17 PM
That's nice, but shouldn't you take care of these first?

Sunshine, The Bourne Ultimatum, Persepolis, The King of Kong, and The Assassination of Jesse James
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on February 03, 2008, 12:53:40 AM
Stuck before started, but I'm curious what you'd wrangle!

Okay, with an eye towards worldwide cinema in transition, here is a schedule of films I need to see:

1960
          The Cloud-Capped Star (http://imdb.com/title/tt0054073/) - Ritwik Ghatak - India
          The Naked Island (http://imdb.com/title/tt0056049/) - Kaneto Shindô - Japan
1961
          The Connection (http://imdb.com/title/tt0054763/) - Shirley Clarke - United States
1962
          Cleo from 5 to 7 (http://imdb.com/title/tt0055852/) - Agnès Varda - France
1963
          El Verdugo (http://imdb.com/title/tt0057643/) - Luis García Berlanga - Spain
1964
          Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors (http://imdb.com/title/tt0058642/) - Sergei Parajanov - USSR
1965
          The Round-Up (http://imdb.com/title/tt0059776/) - Miklós Jancsó - Hungary
1966
          Daisies (http://imdb.com/title/tt0060959/) - Vera Chytilová - Czechoslovakia
1967
          Terra em Transe (http://imdb.com/title/tt0062352/) - Glauber Rocha - Brazil
1968
          Memories of Underdevelopment (http://imdb.com/title/tt0063291/) - Tomás Gutiérrez Alea - Cuba
          Mandabi (http://imdb.com/title/tt0063268/) - Ousmane Sembene - Senegal
1969
          Kes (http://imdb.com/title/tt0064541/) - Ken Loach - United Kingdom
          A Touch of Zen (http://imdb.com/title/tt0064451/) - King Hu - Taiwan

pixote

What was your process for making this group (or, what do you mean by "worldwide cinema in transition")?  If you're planning on watching them, I'd happily watch along, I've only seen two of those.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on February 03, 2008, 01:33:13 AM

Okay, with an eye towards worldwide cinema in transition, here is a schedule of films I need to see:


Cleo and A Touch Of Zen are the only two of those I've seen.  Both are great, Zen doesn't really have a decent DVD that I know of.  The one I've got is alright.

I hear The Naked Island is really good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 03, 2008, 04:26:51 AM
What was your process for making this group (or, what do you mean by "worldwide cinema in transition")?  If you're planning on watching them, I'd happily watch along, I've only seen two of those.

Basically the process was as unsophisticated as looking at all the films on my various, complexly intertwined lists of films to see and narrowing them down to about ten (at least one per year) that fit the bill.  I wasn't opposed to having more than one film per country, but there were enough options to choose from that I couldn't justify it to myself.

For the idea of transition, I merely looked to (re)emergent national cinemas (sub-Saharan Africa, Cuba), various new waves (Nouvelle Vague, Japanese New Wave, Cinema Novo, Czech New Wave), and other films that, in their local contexts, seemed to signify a break with the past or the embodiment of a trend rooted in the sixties.  I also gave weight (at least subconsciously) to politically engaged films, especially those concerned with revolution and other transitions beyond cinema.

One factor I did not bother to consider, though, is DVD availability — something which would have kept at least four of the films off the list.  If you're really up for a lineup like this, I'd have to make some tweaks.

A few of other titles on the shortlist:  Barren Lives (Nelson Pereira Dos Santos, 1963, Brazil); Muriel (Alain Resnais, 1963, France-Italy); Le Joli mai (Chris Marker, 1963, France); Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964, France-Italy); Intentions of Murder (Shohei Imamura, 1964, Japan); Diamonds of the Night (Jan Nemec, 1964, Czechoslovakia); Loves of a Blonde (Milos Forman, 1965, Czechoslovakia); Not Reconciled (Jean-Marie Straub, 1965, West Germany); Masculin Feminin (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966, France-Sweden); Yesterday Girl (Alexander Kluge, 1966, West Germany); The Hour of the Furnaces (Octavio Getino & Fernando E. Solanas, 1968, Argentina); Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero, 1968, US); Faces (John Cassavetes, 1968, US); and Ådalen '31 (Bo Widerberg, 1969, Sweden).

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on February 03, 2008, 04:32:31 AM
Masculin Feminin (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966, France-Sweden)

Sweden?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 03, 2008, 04:34:43 AM
Hmm, curious.  I guess I forgot to proofread.  Though IMDb has the same thing:

Quote
Country: France / Sweden

Just a financing thing, I guess (Svensk Filmindustri).

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on February 03, 2008, 04:54:59 AM
Weird.  I don't recall ever hearing that before.

Guess that's why it didn't get a Best Foreign Film Oscar.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on February 03, 2008, 10:43:34 AM

 If you're really up for a lineup like this, I'd have to make some tweaks.


tweak away.  after the filmspots?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on February 04, 2008, 08:33:46 AM
Should someone who knows relatively little about Bob Dylan and his music beyond the really big songs (Like a Rolling Stone, Blowin in the Wind etc) bother with this movie?  Do you have to have a lot of knowledge of his life/music to see what they are doing with the film or does it stand on its own no matter what you know or how much you care about the "real" Bob Dylan?

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on February 04, 2008, 11:57:14 AM
I know about nothing about Dylan (I've only ever owned one album, and not spent much time listening to him) and don't feel it really hurt my viewing, it seems the film is more about the gimmick.  I went with a guy who knew a fair amount about Dylan and he got more little references out of it, but I wouldn't say any of that mattered to me; the other person I went with felt inspired to learn about Dylan after seeing it, not me, again.  I'm going to have to watch this film again sometime to get a better sense of what is going on with it - I love the idea, but am unsure about the execution.  Definitely worth a look.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on February 04, 2008, 04:54:38 PM
I'd echo skjerva here - I know relatively little about Dylan, but thoroughly enjoyed the film. The concept is fascinating and the performances wonderful.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: alexarch on February 04, 2008, 05:05:04 PM
To be contrary, I'll not echo skjerva.  I know NOTHING about Dylan, and watching it, I felt like I was at my first female lingerie party.  It was VERY interesting structurally and visually, but I couldn't help thinking, "So you do what with what?  And what's this thing for?  I don't get it." 

When I left I felt no desire to learn more about Dylan.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on February 04, 2008, 07:52:49 PM
But how did you feel about lingerie?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 05, 2008, 04:36:29 PM
(http://i28.tinypic.com/28p287.jpg) OR (http://image.allmusic.com/00/adg/cov200/dru500/u539/u53944q8qz8.jpg)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on February 05, 2008, 04:39:22 PM
jesse james
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on February 05, 2008, 04:46:36 PM
Just make sure you watch both.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: alexarch on February 05, 2008, 04:47:21 PM
But how did you feel about lingerie?
It still confuses me.  Take Linda Evangelista circa 1990.  Put her in a Victoria's Secret getup with wonderful lighting, makeup, etc.  Take some pics.  Then put her in some lowcut faded jeans, some flipflops, and her boyfriend's torn t-shirt.  Give her equally good lighting and makeup, etc.  Take some pics.

I'll pic the jeans and t-shirt pics.

I just don't understand the lingerie thing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on February 05, 2008, 05:13:18 PM
Just make sure you watch both.

don't waste your time with Sunshine.  don't know about jesse james though, haven't seen it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on February 05, 2008, 05:14:30 PM
pixote probably feels morally obligated to see both since they're up for filmspots...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on February 05, 2008, 05:34:36 PM
pixote probably feels morally obligated to see both since they're up for filmspots...

As he should.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on February 05, 2008, 07:46:00 PM
Just make sure you watch both.

don't waste your time with Sunshine.  don't know about jesse james though, haven't seen it.

Disregard this. Both are excellent.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on February 05, 2008, 08:09:11 PM
TAoJJbtCRF!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 06, 2008, 03:19:38 AM
Shorts on the Sunshine disc:

a) Dad's Dead (Chris Shepherd, 2002)
b) Mole Hills (Dan Arnold, 2006)
c) Ehh... don't bother.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on February 06, 2008, 09:38:30 AM
Dad's Dead is... interesting. It's only like 6 minutes and it looks kinda cool but if you aren't from England the accents will be kinda harsh. Didn't watch the other one.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 08, 2008, 06:16:55 PM
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I need to take a break from Filmspot nominees this weekend.  Which two films should I watch?

a) Louisiana Story (Robert Flaherty, 1948)
b) Shame (Ingmar Bergman, 1968)
c) Oh, God! (Carl Reiner, 1977)
d) Dr. Akagi (Shohei Imamura, 1998)
e) All About Lily Chou-Chou (Shunji Iwai, 2001)
f) Distant (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2002)
g) Ararat (Atom Egoyan, 2002)
h) The Devil Wears Prada (David Frankel, 2006)

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on February 08, 2008, 06:35:01 PM
E
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on February 08, 2008, 06:42:17 PM
e
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on February 08, 2008, 06:45:12 PM
You've watched it, skjerva?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: alexarch on February 08, 2008, 07:07:15 PM
The Devil Wears Prada
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on February 08, 2008, 07:58:45 PM
You've watched it, skjerva?

no, it is one of the many films that has been on my radar for the last couple years, always just out of mind enough.  you've seen it?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on February 08, 2008, 08:00:48 PM
Yeah, it's easily one of my favorites. I love the soundtrack as well :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on February 09, 2008, 12:16:07 AM
The Devil Wears Prada

I was going to vote for that, lol.  Its actually a fun little movie, Meryl Streep is fantastic in it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 09, 2008, 02:44:06 PM
Can't decide what to get next from Netflix. Need an opinion by Sunday afternoon.

1-M (1931) Has the great Peter Lorrie!
2-The Fountain (2006)
3-Throne of Blood (1957)
4-Donnie Darko (2001)

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on February 09, 2008, 02:44:48 PM
The Fountain
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on February 09, 2008, 02:48:40 PM
Can't decide what to get next from Netflix. Need an opinion by Sunday afternoon.

1-M (1931) Has the great Peter Lorrie!
2-The Fountain (2006)
3-Throne of Blood (1957)
4-Donnie Darko (2001)



M orThrone of Blood.

Donnie Darko if you want something more modern.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 09, 2008, 02:50:38 PM
M.  Peter Lorre is fantastic, even if he needed Fritz Lang to do his whistling for him.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on February 09, 2008, 03:19:01 PM
M
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: philip918 on February 09, 2008, 03:42:08 PM
Can't decide what to get next from Netflix. Need an opinion by Sunday afternoon.

1-M (1931) Has the great Peter Lorrie!
2-The Fountain (2006)
3-Throne of Blood (1957)
4-Donnie Darko (2001)


I would do it in that order.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on February 09, 2008, 04:06:56 PM
I will probably go see a movie tomorrow, and if it's by myself then the field is wide open.  So, of the current Oscar contenders, which should I prioritize trying to see before the Filmspots/Oscars:

Atonement
There Will be Blood
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
Charlie Wilson's War
Taxi to the Dark Side
The Savages
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on February 09, 2008, 04:08:18 PM
No Country For Old Men

or

There Will Be Blood

All others can wait.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on February 09, 2008, 04:09:46 PM
I would rent Michael Clayton
Charlie Wilson's war is only good for the performance

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on February 09, 2008, 04:13:17 PM
I will probably go see a movie tomorrow, and if it's by myself then the field is wide open.  So, of the current Oscar contenders, which should I prioritize trying to see before the Filmspots/Oscars:

Atonement
There Will be Blood
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
Charlie Wilson's War
Taxi to the Dark Side
The Savages

No Country and There Will Be Blood
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 09, 2008, 06:05:45 PM
There Will Be Blood
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on February 09, 2008, 06:15:50 PM
Of the two of those I lean more toward No Country....we'll see what happens.  I had to go into work today to get some stuff done before an audit; I didn't finish so I'm going to end up back at work again tomorrow for at least a while so this may be moot.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on February 09, 2008, 09:01:42 PM
TWBB.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on February 09, 2008, 10:43:47 PM
TWBB, No Country, and Atonement would definitely be good to see before the Oscars.  ;D Triple feature?  It'd be long, but sooo worth it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on February 10, 2008, 09:52:39 AM
Welp, probably won't happen.  Gotta go into work again today and my honey swapped off days so I wouldn't be going alone and she's not much for the heavy drama/violence movies.  If we get to go it'll be Juno, which I've been saving to see with her cuz it sounds like something we'll both like.

But I'm taking the next 2 Fridays off to burn some of the comp time I've been accumulating, so there is an excellent chance of moviegoing over the next 2 weekends...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on February 10, 2008, 01:09:19 PM
I will probably go see a movie tomorrow, and if it's by myself then the field is wide open.  So, of the current Oscar contenders, which should I prioritize trying to see before the Filmspots/Oscars:

Atonement
There Will be Blood
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
Charlie Wilson's War
Taxi to the Dark Side
The Savages

Michael Clayton, though you can rent it, and Atonement are my favorites from that list, but I haven't seen the last three.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on February 11, 2008, 08:05:39 PM
Looking for a really sure bet here, so bring out your responses.

Ivan's Childhood or Cache?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 11, 2008, 08:10:39 PM
Ivan's Childhood.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: philip918 on February 11, 2008, 08:18:20 PM
Looking for a really sure bet here, so bring out your responses.

Ivan's Childhood or Cache?

Anything other than Cache.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on February 11, 2008, 08:57:47 PM
I liked Cache, but Ivan's Childhood looks more intriguing to me right now.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ryanwtyler on February 13, 2008, 04:53:14 AM
i loved cache.  although that led me to watch the piano teacher.  whoa daddy!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on February 14, 2008, 10:26:40 PM
What should I watch?

a. Stray Dog

b. The Conformist

c. Wild Strawberries

d. The Virgin Spring

Haven't seen any of them.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on February 14, 2008, 10:29:19 PM
d. The Virgin Spring

oh that's a great little heartwarming valentines day film............oh wait....


i'd avoid that one today.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on February 14, 2008, 10:30:08 PM
d. The Virgin Spring

oh that's a great little heartwarming valentines day film............oh wait....


i'd avoid that one today.

I know - how did I end up with all these for tonight?! All of the choices seem fairly dismal.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 14, 2008, 10:30:29 PM
The Conformist!

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on February 15, 2008, 12:40:28 AM
I agree.

Great for Valentine's Day as well.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on February 15, 2008, 02:01:09 AM
B then C then A then D.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on February 17, 2008, 05:59:14 PM
I'm going to watch both of them at some point but have no clue in which order I should go...

Day for Night (François Truffaut, 1973)

or

Tout va Bien (Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1972)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on February 17, 2008, 11:39:29 PM
Hard to get more different than those two.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 17, 2008, 11:42:25 PM
Since you just watched Small Change, I'd say mix it up with Godard then go back to the weightless Day for Night.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on February 18, 2008, 12:03:53 AM
La Vie en Rose or Ma Vie en Rose?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 18, 2008, 12:33:05 AM
La Vie en Rose or Ma Vie en Rose?

I've seen neither, but I shy away from biopics, so I'd definitely go with the latter.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on February 18, 2008, 01:30:35 AM
La Vie en Rose or Ma Vie en Rose?

Ma Vie en Rose is wonderful!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on February 18, 2008, 08:38:00 AM
La Vie en Rose or Ma Vie en Rose?

Ma Vie en Rose is wonderful!

And La Vie En Rose is horrendous!

I seem to be the only person who thinks this way though...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on February 18, 2008, 11:18:55 AM
La Vie en Rose or Ma Vie en Rose?

Ma Vie en Rose is wonderful!

And La Vie En Rose is horrendous!

I seem to be the only person who thinks this way though...

i have a feeling i'd really hate it, one of the reasons i didn't watch it
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on February 18, 2008, 12:48:17 PM

Ma Vie en Rose
it is! I was just thinking of the other because of the Oscars, but Ma Vie has been languishing on my Tivo for awhile, so it's best to get to that. Plus Ma Vie seems like subject matter I wold find compelling.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on February 18, 2008, 02:55:45 PM
La Vie en Rose or Ma Vie en Rose?

Ma Vie en Rose is wonderful!

And La Vie En Rose is horrendous!

I seem to be the only person who thinks this way though...

i have a feeling i'd really hate it, one of the reasons i didn't watch it
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on February 18, 2008, 06:20:24 PM
Next netflix batch coming:

Barbarian Invasions
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Witchfinder General

Looking forward to finally seeing these. Which first?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on February 18, 2008, 06:23:07 PM
Having only seen one, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on February 24, 2008, 11:44:19 PM
I'm thinking of what to put up next in my Netflix queue. I want something classic, black and white. Any ideas?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on February 24, 2008, 11:57:10 PM
I'm thinking of what to put up next in my Netflix queue. I want something classic, black and white. Any ideas?

Just remembered that I got the Astaire and Rodgers complete collection for Christmas. Any favorites?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on February 25, 2008, 12:17:17 AM
Swing Time
Top Hat
Shall We Dance

In that order.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on February 25, 2008, 01:25:12 AM
Top Hat above all others.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on March 07, 2008, 11:14:45 PM
I have at home:

Zodiac
Slacker
Seven Samurai
Raiders of the Lost Ark


I've only seen Raiders (my husband hasn't seen it all the way through ever - ?!)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 07, 2008, 11:16:04 PM
Zodiac and Seven Samurai are immediate must-sees.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on March 08, 2008, 02:15:44 AM
There's no controversy here. It has to be Seven Samurai.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chris on March 08, 2008, 07:37:33 AM
There's no controversy here. It has to be Seven Samurai.

I'll second(3rd?) Seven Samurai.  Historically significant, but also, in my opinion, a really enjoyable watch. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 08, 2008, 01:09:47 PM
Paranoid Park or 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on March 08, 2008, 01:12:08 PM
4 months.

Both are pretty good though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 08, 2008, 03:20:28 PM
So far today I've watched Grave of the Fireflies and most of Seven Samurai. I don't think I can handle anything serious. Thanks anyway roujin.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on March 08, 2008, 05:49:40 PM
4 months isn't serious at all! I swear!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on March 08, 2008, 10:44:26 PM
I've never watched a Fellini movie. Any ideas where to start?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on March 08, 2008, 10:48:40 PM
Nights of Cabiria
8 1/2
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: saltine on March 08, 2008, 11:16:35 PM
Nights of Cabiria

Captivating!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on March 09, 2008, 01:22:19 AM
Nights of Cabiria
8 1/2

Agreed.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: kypade on March 09, 2008, 04:37:25 AM
It took me three tries to fall in love with 8 1/2, but once I did I never regretted a second. It's pretty remarkable.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on March 09, 2008, 04:40:08 AM
8 1/2 is probably my least favorite Fellini film that I've still liked. I would say that Nights of Cabiria or La Strada are easier to love. Just avoid Juliet of the Spirits  :-[
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on March 11, 2008, 02:57:12 AM
I'd have to go with La Strada. As good as 8 1/2 is, it is a bad starting point for most people (or so I hear).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on March 11, 2008, 02:58:00 AM
Also, should I watch Funny Games before going to see Funny Games U.S.?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on March 11, 2008, 03:57:12 AM
I'd have to go with La Strada. As good as 8 1/2 is, it is a bad starting point for most people (or so I hear).

I can see that, for sure.

Nights Of Cabiria's a good middle ground.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on March 11, 2008, 04:33:44 AM
I'd have to go with La Strada. As good as 8 1/2 is, it is a bad starting point for most people (or so I hear).

I can see that, for sure.

Nights Of Cabiria's a good middle ground.
See, I really thought La Strada would work better because while it may not be as much a middle ground work, I think it works better as a "wow" work for someone trying to get excited about Fellini.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on March 11, 2008, 10:26:00 AM
Thanks everyone. I have a wish list set up to record all Fellini. La Strada is on quite regularly along with Satyricon. I was kind of waiting for Nights Of Cabiria to pop up, but no such luck. Maybe I'll start with La Strada. That's the one with the girl walking in the fountain? I always wanted to see that.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on March 11, 2008, 10:26:25 AM
I'm afraid that's La Dolce Vita.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on March 11, 2008, 01:33:51 PM
I'd have to go with La Strada. As good as 8 1/2 is, it is a bad starting point for most people (or so I hear).

I can see that, for sure.

Nights Of Cabiria's a good middle ground.
See, I really thought La Strada would work better because while it may not be as much a middle ground work, I think it works better as a "wow" work for someone trying to get excited about Fellini.

Eh, I think Cabiria's much more 'wow'.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on March 11, 2008, 01:46:46 PM
I'm afraid that's La Dolce Vita.

I see. Well now I have four to watch:

Nights of Cabiria
La Strada
La Dolce Vita
8 1/2

Do you like this order/line up?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on March 11, 2008, 01:54:21 PM
Those are the ones to see, for sure.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on March 11, 2008, 01:55:11 PM
OK, now do me.
Also, should I watch Funny Games before going to see Funny Games U.S.?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on March 11, 2008, 02:20:50 PM
Do you like this order/line up?

Well, you might as well switch the first two and make it chronological.  Also, that lineup includes two of Fellini's collaborations with Giulietta Masina and two with Marcello Mastroianni.  I'd be tempted to mix it up a bit.  I Vitelloni is another great early film.  And Cabiria actually first appears in The White Shiek, so you might want to see that first if you're particular about that sort of thing. It's also very good, for the record.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on March 11, 2008, 02:36:36 PM
OK, now do me.
Also, should I watch Funny Games before going to see Funny Games U.S.?

I would say no. See the remake first and then the first one. There is a reason for this but I forgot it while typing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on March 11, 2008, 02:45:02 PM
OK, now do me.
Also, should I watch Funny Games before going to see Funny Games U.S.?

Neither.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on March 11, 2008, 03:30:55 PM
Thanks Pix. My boyfriend keeps asking me why I want to torture myself with these movies, so I'm a little nervous. My boyfriend has a degree in Cinema and some how they destroyed his desire to ever watch another Fellini movie. I'm going to give it a shot though. I can't promise any revolutionary thoughts, but I'll keep you posted.

Face, see the remake first. See the original second or not at all. I have no basis for my opinion, but it's the position I am taking.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on March 11, 2008, 03:34:12 PM
I'm afraid that's La Dolce Vita.

I see. Well now I have four to watch:

Nights of Cabiria
La Strada
La Dolce Vita
8 1/2

Do you like this order/line up?

Very nice. That's also how I'd rank them in order of overall awesomeness as well.

Just stay away from Juliet of the Spirits. Just thinking about it is making me nauseous.

Also, perhaps try Amarcord if at the end of your little marathon you still want more :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on March 11, 2008, 04:13:18 PM
I would say no. See the remake first and then the first one. There is a reason for this but I forgot it while typing.
Neither.
Face, see the remake first. See the original second or not at all. I have no basis for my opinion, but it's the position I am taking.
I now feel more confused. Anyone else wanna help explode my noggin?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on March 11, 2008, 04:20:01 PM
Watch them simultaneously.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on March 11, 2008, 04:21:50 PM
Watch them simultaneously.
Don't start.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 11, 2008, 04:30:02 PM
I say remake first.  I watched Infernal Affairs before the Departed and spent most of the time in the theater thinking about the differences instead of involving myself in Scorceses sublime use of bad Boston accents and coke.  Enjoy the remake in the theater first the you have all the time for comparisn and contemplation at home.  This is also my theory on reading the book w/i a 6m timeframe of a film release.

Edit:
Invariably the original or book will be better and or more in depth - so this will also eleviate comparative dissapointment.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on March 11, 2008, 04:50:40 PM
That's what I was trying to say.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on March 11, 2008, 05:27:55 PM
Yeah.  I'm gonna stick with not watching either version.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on March 11, 2008, 07:08:20 PM
That's what I was trying to say.

Me too. Go remake!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: philip918 on March 11, 2008, 08:10:33 PM
Based on previous experiences with Haneke films (The Piano Teacher and Cache) I'd say neither.  Haneke hates you and wants to make you suffer.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on March 11, 2008, 08:30:33 PM
Based on previous experiences with Haneke films (The Piano Teacher and Cache) I'd say neither.  Haneke hates you and wants to make you suffer.

I hated The Piano Teacher, but loved Caché. Haven't seen Funny Games, but I'm curious.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 11, 2008, 08:33:38 PM
Based on previous experiences with Haneke films (The Piano Teacher and Cache) I'd say neither.  Haneke hates you and wants to make you suffer.

I hated The Piano Teacher, but loved Caché. Haven't seen Funny Games, but I'm curious.

Didn't see PT but loved Caché - though i'm a masochist.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: kypade on March 14, 2008, 08:09:49 AM
Watch the original first, as it's just about the best movie of the 90s.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: kypade on March 14, 2008, 08:17:36 AM
Ok, here are the few dvds I own that I haven't seen. You can pick the order I watch them, if yant.

Don't Look Now
Fanny & Alexander
The Host
All That Jazz
Happy Together
As Tears Go By
Gentleman's Agreement
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on March 14, 2008, 10:27:12 AM
Faced with the same choice, I would either watch Happy Together for the second time or All That Jazz for the first.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 14, 2008, 10:53:43 AM
The only one of those I've seen is The Host and it's only a passable monster movie if that helps you narrow things down.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on March 14, 2008, 12:05:52 PM
Fanny och Alexander and Happy Together are the best of the lot.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on March 14, 2008, 12:35:01 PM
Ok, here are the few dvds I own that I haven't seen. You can pick the order I watch them, if yant.

Don't Look Now
Fanny & Alexander
The Host
All That Jazz
Happy Together
As Tears Go By
Gentleman's Agreement

The Host and As Tears Go By are a lot of fun.  Happy Together is really great.  Gentlemen's Agreement is mediocre at best.  The other three I haven't seen, but would watch them in this order: Don't Look Now, All That Jazz, Fanny and Alexander.  I do want to see them all, though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on March 14, 2008, 07:16:44 PM
I really want to see All That Jazz, so that's my vote! :D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on March 15, 2008, 05:44:58 PM
I really want to see All That Jazz, so that's my vote! :D

All The Jazz depresses me.  :(
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on March 15, 2008, 09:29:02 PM
(http://i29.tinypic.com/11bstg0.jpg) OR (http://i30.tinypic.com/2d6twyf.jpg)

Help!

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on March 15, 2008, 09:35:48 PM
Grave of the Fireflies. I haven't seen the other film but I doubt it has a chance of being anywhere near as good as Fireflies.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 15, 2008, 10:23:22 PM
I can second Grave of the Fireflies, knowing nothing about the other choice. You might find a new avatar in it, if nothing else.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 16, 2008, 10:24:12 PM
The Dead Zone is iTunes' $.99 movie of the week. Worth it?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on March 16, 2008, 10:56:34 PM
Hells yeah it is. It's Stephen King and Christopher Walken!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on March 17, 2008, 12:03:44 AM
What should I watch?

kolya
color of paradise
nobody knows
the italian
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on March 17, 2008, 12:08:56 AM

Nobody knows.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on March 17, 2008, 12:09:55 AM
Nobody Knows is the best of the three I've seen, as long as you're up for something a tad devastating.  Kolya is a warm and fuzzy, Oscar-type foreign film, if you're more in the mood for that; not great, but pleasant enough.  The Italian has some interesting aspects, but is pretty flawed overall.  Matty liked it a lot, though.

I don't think I've seen Color of Paradise, but given the director I feel pretty comfortable saying it's your second-best option.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on March 18, 2008, 05:50:57 AM
My choices for tonight:

Arsenic and Old Lace
Music & Lyrics
Munich (for which the actual question should be "should I send it back unseen because I don't feel very motivated to see it, or should I shut up and finally see it?")
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: SloppyDog on March 18, 2008, 06:01:29 AM
Munich. If only for Bana and Craig
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on March 18, 2008, 09:04:08 AM
I liked Munich.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 18, 2008, 01:11:11 PM
Music and Lyrics is a very cute and watchable romantic comedy.

I loved it - Barrymore and Grant are great together.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Solid Blake on March 18, 2008, 01:16:38 PM
My choices for the evening:

- "Grizzly Man"
- "Yi yi" (A One And A Two)
- "12 Angry Men"
- "Hotaru No Haka" (Grave Of The Fireflies)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 18, 2008, 01:18:25 PM
12 Angry Men
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on March 18, 2008, 01:35:31 PM
My choices for the evening:

- "Grizzly Man"
- "Yi yi" (A One And A Two)
- "12 Angry Men"
- "Hotaru No Haka" (Grave Of The Fireflies)

Grave of the Fireflies.

Followed by Yi Yi.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on March 18, 2008, 01:39:38 PM
My choices for the evening:

- "Grizzly Man"
- "Yi yi" (A One And A Two)
- "12 Angry Men"
- "Hotaru No Haka" (Grave Of The Fireflies)

Grizzly Man is in my all time top 10, and my favorite documentary, its a brilliant film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on March 18, 2008, 01:41:35 PM
12 Angry Men.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on March 18, 2008, 03:22:57 PM
My choices for the evening:

- "Grizzly Man"
- "Yi yi" (A One And A Two)
- "12 Angry Men"
- "Hotaru No Haka" (Grave Of The Fireflies)

I don't think you can make an incorrect choice.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Solid Blake on March 19, 2008, 09:48:05 AM
I popped in "Yi Yi" at around 10:30 last night; however, I decided to check the running time on the back of the DVD case (beautiful case, btw).. and noticed its running time teetering around the 3 hour mark and decided to go with the much shorter Doc "Grizzly Man." Loved that film. I heart Herzog.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 19, 2008, 02:19:42 PM
Ok people, this is a desperate cry for help:

In a short while, I will be going to Blockbuster (something I do surprisingly often for having a Netflix subscription). I plan on renting 3-5 films that, when watched in a relatively short period of time (the next 2-3 days), will get me to fall back in love with movies. I understand that there is a thread exactly for this purpose, but I found most of the submissions in said thread to be inadequate for multiple reasons. I also understand that many of you will suggest films that I already know to be your favorites (sdedalus - Seven Samurai, pixote - The 400 Blows, J5er - Mean Girls?), but I have already seen these. I'm looking for a different kind of experience. Something along the lines of that which the films of Quentin Tarantino (especially Kill Bill) provided for many of depressed moviegoers. Please help.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 19, 2008, 02:44:33 PM
You looking for something you haven't seen yet?

If not, then get reaquainted with these:

City of God - do I need to say anything about this?
Hardboiled - John Woo's heroic bloodshed makes everyone love the movies
Pulp Fiction - this is such a film goer's film
Swingers - just revel in the hommages

Personally - I like Beautiful Girls (nod to Chris here), True Romance or Resevoir Dogs, even Jurassic Park (the first) makes me realize the wonder of the movies.

  There are much deeper, more serious films but I think you need to keep it simple and visceral.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 19, 2008, 02:46:56 PM
Something I haven't seen would be preferable. I'll look for Hard-Boiled, Beautiful Girls, and True Romance. Thanks marty!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on March 19, 2008, 02:52:20 PM
Chungking Express!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 19, 2008, 02:54:17 PM
Oh and in case you were wondering, this (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1189.0) didn't quite do the trick.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 19, 2008, 02:55:26 PM
Millenium Mambo
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: kypade on March 19, 2008, 02:57:44 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/Kypade/Wings-of-Desire.gif)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on March 19, 2008, 02:58:00 PM
I plan on renting 3-5 films that, when watched in a relatively short period of time (the next 2-3 days), will get me to fall back in love with movies.

I'll have to look inside a Blockbuster today for some good options for you...

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Solid Blake on March 19, 2008, 03:11:45 PM
Basil, I'd look up some of these films:

"American Splendor"
"Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind"
"The Game"
"Green Street Hooligans"
"Kung Fu Hustle"
"Matchstick Men"
"Motorcycle Diaries"
"The Rules Of Attraction"
"Swingers"
"A Very Long Engagement"
"Wet Hot American Summer"


... all fairly known films (most of which you've probably seen) that buckbuster should have.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on March 19, 2008, 04:05:12 PM
I plan on renting 3-5 films that, when watched in a relatively short period of time (the next 2-3 days), will get me to fall back in love with movies.

Available at most Blockbusters and seemingly in line with what you seem to love about movies (or used to anyway):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51F553QXWYL._AA240_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51S4DREW8XL._AA240_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518EPG6E91L._AA240_.jpg)

And then if Blockbuster by chance has one of these, they should do the trick:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VG2SMM32L._AA240_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UM4ZNdoXL._AA240_.jpg)

Oh, and how could I forget:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51R4HDTFGZL._AA240_.jpg)

Finally, I'm less confident that this last choice is as perfectly suited to your tastes, but in honor of Anthony Minghella's passing, I renew my recommendation of:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5191N0XT60L._AA240_.jpg)

Runners-up:  RoboCop, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Secret of NIMH, The Last of the Mohicans (you could do a Day-Lewis double-feature), The Deer Hunter, Glory, The Hustler ...

Enjoy!

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on March 19, 2008, 04:16:47 PM
Millenium Mambo

I'd be surprised to see this one at Blockbuster.  Though do they carry All About Lily Chou-Chou, so who knows.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 19, 2008, 04:28:10 PM
Apparently, I'm a Gregory Peck fan. Thanks, pixote; I'll be looking for these.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 19, 2008, 04:53:46 PM
Millenium Mambo

I'd be surprised to see this one at Blockbuster.  Though do they carry All About Lily Chou-Chou, so who knows.

pixote

 It's at the Blecchbuster I got to - in fact they have a pretty extensive foreign section.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on March 19, 2008, 04:58:51 PM
The Secret of NIMH

Awesome.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on March 19, 2008, 05:00:48 PM
I never noticed before how horrible the box cover for Truly, Madly, Deeply is.  No wonder nobody ever rents it.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 19, 2008, 07:37:45 PM
Well, I'm back. Though very few of the films you guys recommended were available (Hard Boiled, The Guns of Navarone), the trip was still a success.  Walking into Blockbuster, instead of the normal air of hostility and, as Marty aptly described it, blech, I was filled with the childlike wonder I recalled from the days each week when I would go and pick out Great Mouse Detective. I was just excited to be there, and I picked three films from my gut.

The last film I could remember loving was 12 Angry Men, so I picked up Murder on the Orient Express. The film I'm most looking forward to seeing in the next week or so is Funny Games, so I got Cache. Lastly, I just went with an old standby, inspired by my recent reading of the script, and rented Magnolia.

Now, it's time to get comfortable, light a few candles, and get ready for the makeup sex. Thanks for your help, everyone, I'm sure I'll get to your films eventually.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on March 19, 2008, 07:41:43 PM
Good luck Basil.  :D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 19, 2008, 07:55:14 PM
  I have my fingers crossed.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on March 19, 2008, 08:31:18 PM
Did you get just the three in the second paragraph, or Hard Boiled and The Guns of Navarone as well?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 19, 2008, 08:31:45 PM
Just the three.  :-\
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on March 19, 2008, 08:34:47 PM
Just the three.  :-\

Uh oh.  Well, it's okay.  I'm sure you'll find another major in college that'll interest you.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 19, 2008, 08:50:19 PM
Ya know - sometimes you get overloaded - maybe you need a break from film. Step away from the DVD player and decompress. Your neurons are awash in film stimuli...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 19, 2008, 09:58:25 PM
Yeah, um, this is not working. What is Albert Finney doing?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 19, 2008, 10:07:35 PM
Well, there's always tomorrow: Cache, Magnolia, City Lights, 8 1/2, The Thin Red Line.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on March 19, 2008, 10:16:49 PM
Basil:  When I'm having problems with movies I usually reach for a Buffy or Firefly DVD.  Great for the sense o wonder (well season 1-5 of Buffy anyways).

Or wander through Netflix's on demand selections.  Watch some bad 70s TV for 5 minutes and you'll run into the arms of Tarantino or even Michael Bay, weeping with gratitude.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 19, 2008, 10:17:55 PM
That's a good idea, Colleen. If I watch something really bad, I'll start to appreciate even mediocre fare.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on March 19, 2008, 10:18:09 PM
Well, there's always tomorrow: Cache, Magnolia, City Lights, 8 1/2, The Thin Red Line.

Some films are better than others...
some films are better than others...
some films' mothers are better than other films' mothers...
ergh what
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 20, 2008, 05:27:06 PM
8 1/2, City Lights, or The Thin Red Line? This time I promise to actually take your advice.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on March 20, 2008, 05:39:36 PM
City Lights.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on March 20, 2008, 06:22:11 PM
So these are some of the movies I have on my DVR, what should I watch?

The Battleship Potemkin
Saboteur
Key Largo
The Lady Vanishes
How the West Was Won
My Left Foot
Muriel's Wedding
The Thin Red Line
Au Revoir, Les Enfants
Wild Strawberries
The 400 Hundred Blows
Killer of Sheep
The Bridge Over River Kwai
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on March 20, 2008, 06:24:39 PM
So these are some of the movies I have on my DVR, what should I watch?

Or you in the mood for any kind of movie in particular?

Basil, none of your three options feel quite right for tonight, but I'm leaning towards City Lights.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on March 20, 2008, 06:26:25 PM
Narrowing it down would help, but Killer of Sheep and Au revoir, les enfants stand out to me today.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 20, 2008, 06:27:30 PM
Planning on watching City Lights after Lost. Currently taking a gander at the special features for Magnolia while I snack on some chips and salsa.

ses593 - I really enjoyed Saboteur if you're looking for a fun ride.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on March 20, 2008, 06:28:42 PM
Okay, narrowed down:
 
The Battleship Potemkin
Saboteur
Key Largo
Muriel's Wedding
Au Revoir, Les Enfants
Wild Strawberries
The 400 Hundred Blows
Killer of Sheep

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on March 20, 2008, 06:30:31 PM
I'll stick with my choices but without knowing much about Key Largo or Muriel's Wedding, I'd say you really can't go wrong.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on March 20, 2008, 06:38:01 PM
I feel like I can't be much help without more information.  They're all good-to-great.  Potemkin and Killer of Sheep are more demanding viewings than the others, so only good options if you'll be watching without distractions and you're not at all sleepy.  On the flipside, Saboteur is probably slightly more engaging and entertaining than Key Largo, but they'll both keep you awake for sure.

In terms of overall greatness, I'd rank 400 Hundred Blows, Potemkin, and Au revoir, les enfants as the top three.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on March 20, 2008, 06:41:17 PM
Thanks everybody for the input.  I think I will probably go with Saboteur, as I am a bit sleepy.  :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on March 20, 2008, 06:54:42 PM
Has anyone seen The Band's Visit? Just wanted to know a bit more about it.

Also, am I the only one that gets annoyed at Metacritic and RottenTomatoes for the way they evaluate reviews? I read both J. Hoberman's and A.O. Scott's reviews for Funny Games and there is no way that A.O.'s was entirely negative, nor was it worse than Hoberman's.

That said, I'll get to my real question:
Going to the movies this weekend. I should see?

The Band's Visit
Funny Games
Paranoid Park
The Counterfeiters
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on March 20, 2008, 07:27:44 PM
That said, I'll get to my real question:
Going to the movies this weekend. I should see?

The Band's Visit
Funny Games
Paranoid Park
The Counterfeiters

I decided to give The Counterfeiters a miss after Michael Sicinski described it as "exactly the sort of middlebrow, Hollywood-style dramatization of a little-known tale from the Holocaust that AMPAS voters lap up like grease-piss gruel from a dented metal bowl". The Cahiers named Paranoid Park their favourite movie of 2007, so I'm most curious about that.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on March 20, 2008, 07:40:31 PM
That said, I'll get to my real question:
Going to the movies this weekend. I should see?

The Band's Visit
Funny Games
Paranoid Park
The Counterfeiters

I decided to give The Counterfeiters a miss after Michael Sicinski described it as "exactly the sort of middlebrow, Hollywood-style dramatization of a little-known tale from the Holocaust that AMPAS voters lap up like grease-piss gruel from a dented metal bowl". The Cahiers named Paranoid Park their favourite movie of 2007, so I'm most curious about that.
Paranoid Park is my front-runner right now. I intend to see them all. I'm least excited about The Band's Visit, but everyone loves it. I'm in no rush to see The Counterfeiters, but I will eventually because I study fascism on film, particularly Nazis. I'm interested enough in Funny Games, but everyone's so down on it, except Scott Tobias, that I got a little spooked, but Cait really wants to see it.

With this kind of decisiveness, you can really see why I need help.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on March 20, 2008, 07:44:06 PM
I couldn't bring myself to see The Band's Visit.  I won't miss Paranoid Park, however.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on March 20, 2008, 07:46:20 PM
With this kind of decisiveness, you can really see why I need help.

It seems you're beyond help.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on March 20, 2008, 07:57:48 PM
Has anyone seen The Band's Visit? Just wanted to know a bit more about it.

Also, am I the only one that gets annoyed at Metacritic and RottenTomatoes for the way they evaluate reviews? I read both J. Hoberman's and A.O. Scott's reviews for Funny Games and there is no way that A.O.'s was entirely negative, nor was it worse than Hoberman's.

That said, I'll get to my real question:
Going to the movies this weekend. I should see?

The Band's Visit
Funny Games
Paranoid Park
The Counterfeiters

Paranoid Park is really good.

I'm maybe seeing The Band's Visit this weekend. Not sure.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on March 20, 2008, 08:44:15 PM
I think Paranoid Park is the winner.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on March 20, 2008, 09:41:50 PM
Well call me a gruel drinker but I would go for The Band's Visit or The Counterfeiters.  I also want to see all of them eventually but they are DVD rents for me.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on March 20, 2008, 09:44:49 PM
Well call me a gruel drinker but I would go for The Band's Visit or The Counterfeiters.  I also want to see all of them eventually but they are DVD rents for me.
Gruel drinker.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on March 20, 2008, 09:51:36 PM
Mmmmm....gruel.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on March 20, 2008, 10:03:35 PM
Planning on watching City Lights after Lost.

Are you on schedule?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on March 20, 2008, 10:04:14 PM
How can I answer that if you've got the nerve to ask me? (No.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on March 28, 2008, 12:11:34 AM
How can I answer that if you've got the nerve to ask me? (No.)

lol, I forgot I was going to use this line in everyday conversation. lol

Sorry I didn't recommend a film, I've kind of not been around here for some reason.  How did you know I could have suggested "Mean Girls" ? lol.  But I doubt I could pick anything you haven't seen... "Grizzly Man," "Kill Bill," "Before Sunrise," and "Almost Famous" are my cliche films to bring up in lists like this, but everyone's seen them.  Hope you got what you wanted out of your movie renewal "journey" lol.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on March 29, 2008, 10:31:39 PM
OK, if anyone is around right now, my brothers and I are going to watch something in about a half hour... just don't quite know what... here's what we've got.... (Haven't seen any of them)

Punch Drunk Love
My Left Foot
Fight Club
Magnolia
L'Enfant
The Sea Inside
Gosford Park
Resevoir Dogs

... I'm leaning towards Punch Drunk Love, cause I always feel left out when people talk about it and I haven't seen it... I don't know if I'm in the mood for Fight Club or Resevoir Dogs tho...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on March 29, 2008, 10:32:29 PM
PDL is amazing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on March 29, 2008, 10:33:37 PM
Punch-Drunk Love.

Then watch Magnolia. After you can tackle Fight Club or L'Enfant :D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on March 29, 2008, 10:34:14 PM
OK, if anyone is around right now, my brothers and I are going to watch something in about a half hour... just don't quite know what... here's what we've got.... (Haven't seen any of them)

Punch Drunk Love
My Left Foot
Fight Club
Magnolia
L'Enfant
The Sea Inside
Gosford Park
Resevoir Dogs

... I'm leaning towards Punch Drunk Love, cause I always feel left out when people talk about it and I haven't seen it... I don't know if I'm in the mood for Fight Club or Resevoir Dogs tho...

PDL, PDL, PDL, PDL!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: andyg on April 06, 2008, 04:57:51 PM
I have had Lust, Caution sitting by my dvd player for ages but I cant quite bring myself to watch it. Can anyone talk me into it?

Or should I watch Into The Wild, Blade Runner or The Prestige?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Solid Blake on April 06, 2008, 05:02:59 PM
Or should I watch Into The Wild, Blade Runner or The Prestige?

If you haven't seen the former or latter, I highly recommend both.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 06, 2008, 11:06:28 PM
What did you decide on, andyg?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on April 07, 2008, 01:28:45 AM
Yeah, I'm curious too.  My vote would have been for Into the Wild if I got here a bit earlier.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on April 07, 2008, 01:36:46 AM
My vote would have been for Blade Runner, and I would have been obnoxiously insistent about it.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: andyg on April 07, 2008, 01:42:18 AM
Well... I started to watch Lust, Caution but as I thought I am very bored with it :) Im gonna watch the second half tomorrow! I'll watch Into the Wild some time next week.

The other ones I own so I can watch them anytime.

Sony sent me a bunch of free bluray discs so I also have Full Metal Jacket, American Psycho, The Last Waltz and er... Ultraviolet to watch.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on April 07, 2008, 06:36:24 AM
Watch Ultraviolet when you feel the apex of your desire to avoid watching it. Then set repercussions for the time when you turn it off. If you turn it off after 10 minutes, you break it over your knee on the spot. If it takes 25 minutes, you have to send it to a random filmspotter. If you make it the whole way, you take a smiling picture with the dvd. It's a fabulous new game!?!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Solid Blake on April 07, 2008, 08:40:30 AM
er... Ultraviolet to watch.

That film has the tendency to make filmspotters ultraviolent.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: andyg on April 07, 2008, 06:14:11 PM
er... Ultraviolet to watch.

That film has the tendency to make filmspotters ultraviolent.

I have to admit I dont see circumstances arising in which Im so bored as to be sitting down to watch it :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on April 08, 2008, 04:22:03 PM
I don't feel like going to sleep. What should I watch?

A Night at the Opera
Secrets & Lies
The Trouble with Harry
The Silence
Tarzan (Disney)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on April 08, 2008, 04:35:08 PM
I vote Marx Brothers.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: m_rturnage on April 08, 2008, 04:36:31 PM
I don't feel like going to sleep. What should I watch?

A Night at the Opera
Secrets & Lies
The Trouble with Harry
The Silence
Tarzan (Disney)


Tarzan will keep you awake. What a loud film.

A Night at the Opera is probably the best of the bunch.

Most of the others are quieter and more subdued. Not the best thing to keep you awake.

Secrets and Lies is good, but during the climax of the film, one of the characters waves his arms and screams, "Secrets and lies!" which, for me, destroyed the moment and pretty much the film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on April 08, 2008, 04:46:22 PM
Secrets and Lies is good, but during the climax of the film, one of the characters waves his arms and screams, "Secrets and lies!" which, for me, destroyed the moment and pretty much the film.

So true.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on April 08, 2008, 04:48:20 PM
Secrets and Lies is good, but during the climax of the film, one of the characters waves his arms and screams, "Secrets and lies!" which, for me, destroyed the moment and pretty much the film.

LOL
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 08, 2008, 05:12:00 PM
Secrets and Lies is good, but during the climax of the film, one of the characters waves his arms and screams, "Secrets and lies!" which, for me, destroyed the moment and pretty much the film.
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What's the general feeling around here about Mike Leigh? I've never seen any of his films, but what I've read about his approach has always intrigued me. Kermode had a positive response to Leigh's latest, Happy-Go-Lucky.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: m_rturnage on April 08, 2008, 05:20:36 PM
What's the general feeling around here about Mike Leigh? I've never seen any of his films, but what I've read about his approach has always intrigued me. Kermode had a positive response to Leigh's latest, Happy-Go-Lucky.

I like his films more on an intellectual level than a gut level, but they are good. They tend to be character studies, so the acting is top notch. I would recommend starting with Topsy-Turvy so if you don't like his directorial style, there are some good songs to get you through it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 08, 2008, 05:25:06 PM
I like his films more on an intellectual level than a gut level, but they are good. They tend to be character studies, so the acting is top notch. I would recommend starting with Topsy-Turvy so if you don't like his directorial style, there are some good songs to get you through it.

Thanks! I'm definitely curious. I'll check it out.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 08, 2008, 05:29:19 PM
Just checked. Netflix doesn't have Topsy-Turvy yet.   >:(

What would be the next best place to start?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: saltine on April 08, 2008, 05:39:47 PM
Vera Drake nearly killed me.  It's a one-timer...great acting...so powerful, but OMG, don't make me watch it again.  I have never felt so powerless in all my life.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on April 08, 2008, 05:41:29 PM
Just checked. Netflix doesn't have Topsy-Turvy yet.   >:(

What would be the next best place to start?

Vera Drake is the only one I've seen and I can recommend it, though Life is Sweet and Naked seem to be highly rated as well.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 08, 2008, 05:49:30 PM
Oh, yeah, I've been avoiding Vera Drake - it just seems like it will be too painful . . .
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: m_rturnage on April 08, 2008, 11:13:10 PM
Just checked. Netflix doesn't have Topsy-Turvy yet.   >:(

What would be the next best place to start?

Vera Drake is the only one I've seen and I can recommend it, though Life is Sweet and Naked seem to be highly rated as well.

Naked is a pretty good acting tour de force by David Thewlis, but there is a fairly graphic rape sequence in the first five or ten minutes of the film. Fair warning.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on April 09, 2008, 03:51:34 AM
So I started on A Night at the Opera, but was too tired to keep watching. I really like what I have seen so far (25 minutes or so), and there were a couple of good laughs, so I'll definitely watch the rest as soon as possible. It's my first Marx Brothers experience, and I didn't know at all what to expect, so it's good that you guys made me watch it.


And oneaprilday, it's such a shame that Netflix doesn't have Topsy-Turvy, I'm certain that you would love it. Could you maybe track it down somewhere else?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chris on April 09, 2008, 06:19:21 AM
I was intrigued by the interview with Mike Leigh also.  It appears that Topsy Turvy is OOP, but seems fairly easy to track down used copies of it (half.com, etc) if you want to go that route.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: m_rturnage on April 09, 2008, 08:55:07 AM
It's my first Marx Brothers experience, and I didn't know at all what to expect, so it's good that you guys made me watch it.


Oh really. You didn't say that earlier. Seriously, the more Marx Bros you see, the happier you will be. Go for Duck Soup or Animal Crackers next.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 09, 2008, 09:50:17 AM
Seriously, the more Marx Bros you see, the happier you will be. Go for Duck Soup or Animal Crackers next.

You're so right!!



And oneaprilday, it's such a shame that Netflix doesn't have Topsy-Turvy, I'm certain that you would love it. Could you maybe track it down somewhere else?

I was intrigued by the interview with Mike Leigh also.  It appears that Topsy Turvy is OOP, but seems fairly easy to track down used copies of it (half.com, etc) if you want to go that route.

Thanks, Emiliana and chris, I think I will try to track it down.

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on April 09, 2008, 11:53:17 AM
It's my first Marx Brothers experience, and I didn't know at all what to expect, so it's good that you guys made me watch it.


Oh really. You didn't say that earlier. Seriously, the more Marx Bros you see, the happier you will be. Go for Duck Soup or Animal Crackers next.

Thanks, I'll see what's available to me!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: philip918 on April 09, 2008, 09:50:48 PM
Two-for-One at Scarecrow and rented these:

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(http://www.gravity7.com/blog/film/uploaded_images/B000EMGILO.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V55976100_-782971.jpg)

Should I just go chronologically?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on April 09, 2008, 09:52:37 PM
Just watch them chronologically. I've only seen Week End and hated it so meh.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 10, 2008, 12:58:58 AM
Weekend is great.  Chronologically works.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on April 10, 2008, 11:21:04 AM
Chronologically is the way to go.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on April 10, 2008, 08:26:32 PM
I'm going to watch all of the following films this weekend. Someone please hold me accountable.

The Thin Man
The Bicycle Thief
Nashville
Wondrous Oblivion
There Will Be Blood
Patton


Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on April 10, 2008, 08:27:55 PM
have you seen The Bicycle Thief?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on April 10, 2008, 08:38:42 PM
I'm going to watch all of the following films this weekend. Someone please hold me accountable.

The Thin Man
The Bicycle Thief
Nashville
Wondrous Oblivion
There Will Be Blood
Patton




The Bicycle thief.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on April 10, 2008, 08:39:16 PM
have you seen The Bicycle Thief?

So good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on April 10, 2008, 08:42:27 PM
have you seen The Bicycle Thief?

I have not. Of those, the only film I have seen is There Will Be Blood.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on April 10, 2008, 08:47:08 PM
i can't wait to hear tour thoughts. it is wonderful.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on April 10, 2008, 10:09:34 PM
very wonderful.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on April 10, 2008, 10:13:32 PM
i took my wife to a double feature of Bicycle Thieves & Umberto D.
she had never seen either. let me just say it was a night of tears. two beautiful films.
De Sica is amazing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 10, 2008, 11:09:25 PM
have you seen The Bicycle Thief?

I have not. Of those, the only film I have seen is There Will Be Blood.
You've never seen Patton??? :o

And I though I was behind on well known classics! :P
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on April 10, 2008, 11:13:13 PM
thats a great list basil. i haven't seen Wondrous Oblivion, but the others are awesome.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on April 11, 2008, 03:55:04 AM
I'm going to watch all of the following films this weekend. Someone please hold me accountable.

The Bicycle Thief
The Thin Man
There Will Be Blood
Nashville
Wondrous Oblivion
Patton


You've been sequenced. You're welcome.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on April 11, 2008, 06:00:30 AM
i haven't seen Wondrous Oblivion, but the others are awesome.

Yeah, that one doesn't quite fit in with the others, but I really need to get it watched this weekend.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on April 11, 2008, 04:04:02 PM
I'm trying to watch all films that are mentioned in the essays we're reading in film class... so I need to get to
Sunset Blvd and On the Waterfront this weekend... plus I want to watch Gosford Park and TWBB this weekend too... blah stupid homework.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on April 11, 2008, 06:47:44 PM
Eyes Wide Shut or Natural Born Killers? Or both?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on April 11, 2008, 06:48:07 PM
Eyes Wide Shut or Natural Born Killers? Or both?
Um both, obviously.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on April 11, 2008, 06:49:07 PM
Eyes Wide Shut or Natural Born Killers? Or both?
Um both, obviously.

Well, I'll probably get to both this weekend. If I had to watch only one...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on April 11, 2008, 06:50:52 PM
NBK feels like more of a Friday night film, EWS more Saturday night.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on April 11, 2008, 06:51:23 PM
EWS if you're doing it now. If you let it get any later before starting, then NBK.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on April 11, 2008, 06:51:54 PM
It will be later, so NBK it seems.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 11, 2008, 07:22:08 PM
Eyes Wide Shut!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on April 12, 2008, 03:02:47 PM
I'm going to watch all of the following films this weekend. Someone please hold me accountable.

The Thin Man
The Bicycle Thief
Nashville
Wondrous Oblivion
There Will Be Blood
Patton


Watched half of Nashville this morning. Will finish soon.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on April 12, 2008, 03:57:39 PM
Got these 3 to watch over the weekend, but in what order?

Masculin/Feminine
The Princess & The Warrior
Two Lane Blacktop
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: kypade on April 12, 2008, 04:01:28 PM
I haven't seen The Princess & The Warrior, but I'd leave Masculin, féminin for last.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on April 12, 2008, 04:09:37 PM
1. Two Lane Blacktop!!!
2. Masculin/Feminine!
3. The Princess & The Warrior?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on April 12, 2008, 04:23:45 PM
I was leaning towards Two Lane, so thanks!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 12, 2008, 06:27:44 PM
1. Two Lane Blacktop!!!
2. Masculin/Feminine!
3. The Princess & The Warrior?

pixote

Seconded!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on April 13, 2008, 10:52:44 AM
I'm going to watch all of the following films this weekend. Someone please hold me accountable.

The Thin Man
The Bicycle Thief
Nashville
Wondrous Oblivion
There Will Be Blood
Patton


Didn't get much sleep last night, but I'm confident that I'll be able to finish.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 13, 2008, 05:32:36 PM
Stay the course Basil, Patton is so worth it!  ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on April 13, 2008, 11:16:39 PM
Nice, Basil!

I had a three movie goal this weekend and watched none of them... :(  Oh well at least I got some Arrested Development in!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on April 13, 2008, 11:59:38 PM
Obligatory:

"It's not a trick. It's an illusion. Tricks are something whores do for money....or candy..."
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on April 14, 2008, 12:03:52 AM
Damn, beat me to it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on April 14, 2008, 02:21:25 AM
Obligatory:

"It's not a trick. It's an illusion. Tricks are something whores do for money....or candy..."

 :D :D :D

Michael: No. I know who Annabelle is. Who's the Ann that's in the beauty pageant?
George Michael: That's her. Her name isn't Annabelle, that's Ann.
Michael: No, I know her name's not Annabelle. That's how I remember her name, 'cause her body's kind of shaped like a... She's the belle of the ball.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on April 14, 2008, 11:14:22 AM
We should stop before this turns into an AD quotefest. Not that that wouldn't be awesome, but it doesn't really have anything to do with DVDs.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 14, 2008, 01:45:21 PM
The wife's gone to a conference for the next few days, some I'm going to try to catch up with all the Criterions I have but haven't watched, here's the list:

Stolen Kisses
Bed And Board
Love On The Run
Blood Of A Poet
I Shot Jesse James
Baron Of Arizona
Tokyo-Ga
The Love Parade
Monte Carlo
The Smiling Lieutenant
One Hour With You
Orpheus
A. K.
Red Beard
A Story Of Floating Weeds
Permanent Vacation
Sans soleil
Unfaithfully Yours

What do you recommend?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on April 14, 2008, 01:50:28 PM
The wife's gone to a conference for the next few days, some I'm going to try to catch up with all the Criterions I have but haven't watched, here's the list:

Stolen Kisses
Bed And Board
Love On The Run
Blood Of A Poet
I Shot Jesse James
Baron Of Arizona
Tokyo-Ga
The Love Parade
Monte Carlo
The Smiling Lieutenant
One Hour With You
Orpheus
A. K.
Red Beard
A Story Of Floating Weeds
Permanent Vacation
Sans soleil
Unfaithfully Yours

What do you recommend?
I don't know, I haven't seen most of them. Maybe I'll watch Sans soleil when you do, as I started it once months ago and never came back to it. It's just been staring at me. Blood of a Poet is really good but nowhere near being Cocteau's best. I'd argue, however, that A Story of Floating Weeds is better than Floating Weeds though I haven't seen the latter in a long time.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 14, 2008, 01:56:12 PM
I started Sans soleil last night, so I'm going to finish that one first.  After that . . .?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on April 14, 2008, 02:19:43 PM
Sans Soleil leads naturally into A.K., which leads naturally into Tokyo-Ga, which leads naturally into A Story of Floating Weeds.  But you might need a break between the first three, so maybe work in some Lubitsch and Sturges.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 14, 2008, 02:22:25 PM
Makes sense.  There's also a Mizoguchi documentary (on the Ugetsu DVD), so maybe that between the Kurosawa and Ozu docs.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on April 14, 2008, 10:25:55 PM
Hey Guys! What should I watch?

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Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on April 14, 2008, 10:28:15 PM
I'll go with the one I've seen: The Hidden Fortress.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on April 14, 2008, 10:30:46 PM
Rules of the Most Dangerous Game!


(Renoir)

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 15, 2008, 12:10:57 AM
1. Rules Of The Game
2. The Hidden Fortress
3. The Wages Of Fear
4. The Most Dangerous Game

Rules Of The Game is without a doubt one of the greatest movies ever.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on April 15, 2008, 12:24:54 AM
I really want to rewatch Grand Illusion. I don't think I got enough out of it the first time around. I must do this before I watch The Rules of the Game. Or, maybe, watch TROFTG and then watch Grand Illusion. Too many options.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 15, 2008, 12:28:02 AM
You don't need to watch one before the other, but you should watch them both (again and again and again).

A Renoir and/or Carné marathon would be swell.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on April 15, 2008, 01:21:27 AM
A Renoir and/or Carné marathon would be swell.

Yes!!!

I'll be watching the Jean Renoir Collection set soon, one way or another.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 15, 2008, 02:30:35 AM
Which one?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on April 15, 2008, 02:51:36 AM
Which one?

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Of those, I've only seen Little Match Girl previously ... and it was fantastic.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 15, 2008, 02:59:58 AM
Yeah I want that one.  This one too:

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Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on April 15, 2008, 09:57:12 AM
I went with Rules Of The Game. I own all of them, but my wife was wanting to watch something new to her. she loved it. it really is a perfect film!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on April 15, 2008, 10:30:52 AM
That Jean Renor collection (back and white box) is an exqiusite collection. A definate must for film buffs who like to see the earlier days of cinéma. I haven't bought the other Renoir box yet since it's so darn expensive where I live.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 15, 2008, 11:11:14 AM
I went with Rules Of The Game. I own all of them, but my wife was wanting to watch something new to her. she loved it. it really is a perfect film!

Nice!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on April 18, 2008, 02:16:12 AM
Can Mother Joan of the Angels be handled if I'm feeling tired?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on April 18, 2008, 02:20:00 AM
Can Mother Joan of the Angels be handled if I'm feeling tired?

Surprisingly ... maybe.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on April 18, 2008, 02:21:28 AM
Can Mother Joan of the Angels be handled if I'm feeling tired?

Surprisingly ... maybe.

pixote
Basically, I'm 2:30 hours past my bedtime. What say you to that?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on April 18, 2008, 02:26:30 AM
I think it's a good enough movie to save for more ideal circumstances ... assuming such circumstances are likely to arise before too long.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on April 18, 2008, 02:27:38 AM
I think it's a good enough movie to save for more ideal circumstances ... assuming such circumstances are likely to arise before too long.

pixote
I would've loved to do it tonight. If not, I'd like to do it tomorrow. I'm trying to consider Sunday an informal deadline. I've been really bad about watching stuff lately and am trying to push myself to do so.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on April 18, 2008, 03:19:30 AM
Ok, I need to be realistic with movie goals this weekend so I can get it accomplished...I need to see Talk to Her and Ed Wood... ok... it can be done!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on April 18, 2008, 10:00:48 AM
Looks like a good movie weekend :)

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on April 18, 2008, 10:13:28 AM
I've got Night and the City, and two I'm not overly looking forward to in Blade Runner: Final Cut and Pride & Prejudice.

Is Final Cut really any better than the original cut?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on April 18, 2008, 10:16:31 AM
It looks a lot better, that's the main difference. I'm glad they restored it but there are only a handfull of modification, most of which probably only fans will notice. But wait..what do you mean by "original cut"?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on April 18, 2008, 10:18:02 AM
err I think it was the theatrical cut I seen.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: silverjman on April 18, 2008, 07:15:13 PM
Hey O!

I would be interested in your opinions for my next FL film. 

Harakiri
Sympathy for Mr. Vengence
L'avventura
Susperia
Army of Shadows

If you feel like making a distinction between "should watch" and "enjoyment level" please do.  Alright, off to watch Dark City for the first time.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 18, 2008, 07:49:34 PM
L'Avventura
Harakiri
Army Of Shadows

Haven't seen the other two.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on April 18, 2008, 07:56:49 PM
L'avventura!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: kypade on April 18, 2008, 09:13:02 PM
L'Avventura and then Suspiria.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on April 19, 2008, 12:18:57 PM
Suspiria was a bloody good time. The pun was intended.
Seriously, it's a stylish, grisley little film that's fun to digest.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on April 19, 2008, 12:22:15 PM
Army of Shadows!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on April 19, 2008, 05:50:46 PM
This is what I have on my Tivo:
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925, Battleship Potemkin)
The Idolmaker (1980)
Metropolis (1927)
Shichinin no samurai (1954, Seven Samurai)
Charade (1963)
Marty (1955)
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Ma vie en rose (1997)

What should I watch? (Sean cannot say Seven Samurai, that's way too obvious)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 19, 2008, 06:02:57 PM
1. . . .
2. Charade
3. Potemkin
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on April 19, 2008, 06:41:36 PM
Seven Samurai
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on April 19, 2008, 06:42:09 PM
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest or Good Night And Good Luck?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: kypade on April 19, 2008, 06:42:19 PM
I agree with Seven Samurai
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on April 19, 2008, 06:47:05 PM
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest or Good Night And Good Luck?
One flew over the cuckoo's nest.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 19, 2008, 06:51:29 PM
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest or Good Night And Good Luck?

Both.  Either.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on April 19, 2008, 06:51:55 PM
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest or Good Night And Good Luck?

Both.  Either.

Good idea!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 19, 2008, 07:11:08 PM
I agree with Seven Samurai
I third the motion.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on April 19, 2008, 07:12:25 PM
I agree with Seven Samurai
I third the motion.

You're really going to make me watch this aren't you? Well I guess it's about time anyhow. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on April 19, 2008, 07:32:29 PM
You're really going to make me watch this aren't you? Well I guess it's about time anyhow. 

It might comfort you to know that it's awesome.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 19, 2008, 10:50:27 PM
You're really going to make me watch this aren't you? Well I guess it's about time anyhow. 

Did you watch it?

(If I had been you, I think I would have felt that I should watch Seven Samurai, but probably would have watched Charade instead.  :) )
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on April 20, 2008, 03:19:21 AM
You're really going to make me watch this aren't you? Well I guess it's about time anyhow. 

Did you watch it?

(If I had been you, I think I would have felt that I should watch Seven Samurai, but probably would have watched Charade instead.  :) )

I actually ended up going out dancing, so no I didn't watch it. I have a full day of laying around planned for tomorrow. Hopefully I will get a chance to watch it then.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on April 20, 2008, 03:32:35 PM
Charade is awesome, just thought I'd add that.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on April 20, 2008, 04:03:42 PM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f186/chesterfilms1980/Untitled-1-7.jpg)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on April 20, 2008, 04:04:43 PM
Body Snatchers. Because it's awesome.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on April 20, 2008, 06:10:46 PM
Body Snatchers. Because it's awesome.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on April 20, 2008, 06:11:15 PM
done and done
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on April 23, 2008, 02:38:24 PM
I'm in the mood for some Kurosawa: Drunken Angel or Stray Dog?
I haven't seen either one before.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on April 23, 2008, 02:41:59 PM
I'm in the mood for some Kurosawa: Drunken Angel or Stray Dog?
I haven't seen either one before.

1. Stray Dog
2. Drunken Angel
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on April 23, 2008, 02:43:27 PM
I also have Stray Dog here. You may have decided my evening.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on April 23, 2008, 03:29:07 PM
The Orphanage
Talk to Her
Down by Law
Ratatouille
L'Eclisse
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on April 23, 2008, 03:32:35 PM
hehe

Talk to Her
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on April 23, 2008, 03:36:19 PM
I'm in the mood for some Kurosawa: Drunken Angel or Stray Dog?
I haven't seen either one before.
Stay Dog
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on April 23, 2008, 03:58:15 PM
I also have Stray Dog here. You may have decided my evening.
Then I'll leave Stray Dog to you and watch Drunken Angel.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 23, 2008, 04:23:56 PM
The Orphanage
Talk to Her
Down by Law
Ratatouille
L'Eclisse

L'Eclisse!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 23, 2008, 07:13:00 PM
Ratatouille...

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on April 23, 2008, 07:14:38 PM
Ratatouille...



That's 2nd, obviously.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 23, 2008, 08:12:49 PM
Ratatouille...



That's 2nd, obviously.
Hence my unsure periods at the end. ;)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on April 27, 2008, 03:41:56 PM
I can't make this decision on my own.  Please help.

Baby Mama (35mm)
Leatherheads (35mm)
Young@Heart (35mm)
The Orphanage (DVD)

I'm scared.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on April 27, 2008, 03:45:10 PM
Stay home.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on April 27, 2008, 04:25:45 PM
I can't make this decision on my own.  Please help.

Baby Mama (35mm)
Leatherheads (35mm)
Young@Heart (35mm)
The Orphanage (DVD)

I'm scared.

pixote

Well, Baby Mama's trailer look pretty lame... BUT I love Tina Fey so much I'm dying to see it.  I'd vote for that... but watch it suck. lol
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on April 27, 2008, 04:29:07 PM
Young@Heart?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on April 27, 2008, 05:45:51 PM
I can't make this decision on my own.  Please help.

Baby Mama (35mm)
Leatherheads (35mm)
Young@Heart (35mm)
The Orphanage (DVD)

I'm scared.

pixote

I want to see the Orphanage and Leatherheads.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on April 27, 2008, 07:19:00 PM
I want to see the Orphanage and Leatherheads.

same here
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on April 27, 2008, 11:50:18 PM
I'm sorry, but the correct answer was Young@Heart.  Extra points to Basil for phrasing that answer in the form of a question, Jeopardy-style.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on April 28, 2008, 12:22:10 PM
Ok, I've got 5 films on 4 VHS tapes that I have plan to watch for my upcoming Cannes Film Festival marathon from 5/14-5/25.  One film that is to be included on the 5th is Solaris by Andrei Tarkovsky.  Yet, my younger sister plans to return on the 8th for a brief vacation until the 24th. 

Which of the five films I should see first starting tomorrow:

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
L'Enfant
The Dreamlife of Angels
Clean
Cache
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on April 28, 2008, 12:48:29 PM
L'Enfant and then Melquiades Estrada.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on April 28, 2008, 08:47:00 PM
L'Enfant and then Melquiades Estrada.

Ah, Merci & Gracias!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on April 29, 2008, 07:14:18 PM
If anybody here enjoys a cop movie with some hard boiled characters they should Bullit with Steve McQueen. It's a lot of fun and has a fun car chase. The grandaddy of the car chases.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on April 30, 2008, 11:04:43 AM
My choices for tonight:

--Atonement
--Sweeney Todd
--Thin Red Line
--Days of Heaven

Yes, I fell way behind on the Malick marathon and haven't been watching any movies lately, I mainly have been reading or watching TV on DVD....

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on April 30, 2008, 11:08:57 AM
Anything but Atonement.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on April 30, 2008, 11:20:21 AM
Thin Red Line
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 30, 2008, 12:03:53 PM
1. Days Of Heaven
2. The Thin Red Line
55. Sweeney Todd
99. Atonementt
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 30, 2008, 12:14:54 PM
1. Days Of Heaven
2. The Thin Red Line
55. Sweeney Todd
99. Atonementt

I second this order! Please, please, watch Days of Heaven, Colleen.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on April 30, 2008, 01:15:01 PM
1. Days Of Heaven
2. The Thin Red Line
55. Sweeney Todd
99. Atonementt
When me and Sean agree, it's usually a good sign.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on April 30, 2008, 01:44:56 PM
Okay I'll give Days a shot...I was about to give up on Malick since I pretty much missed the whole marathon :(
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 30, 2008, 05:52:54 PM
Okay I'll give Days a shot...I was about to give up on Malick since I pretty much missed the whole marathon :(

I know there are a couple of other people still trying to catch up, too - saltine, for one, is.
Be sure to post something in our Days of Heaven thread. I'm curious to know what you think!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on April 30, 2008, 08:08:06 PM
I have had Days of Heaven at home for weeks. I got to get to that. I also have All About My Mother on the way to me. I put 400 Blows up next.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on April 30, 2008, 11:03:52 PM
Can I just express my insane love and recommendation for Sweeney Todd, very entertaining/slickly made film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on April 30, 2008, 11:14:18 PM
What's next for me to watch?

The Dreamlife of Angels
Cache
Clean

I'm currently finishing The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada for my Cannes Film Festival marathon. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on April 30, 2008, 11:28:19 PM
The Dreamlife of Angels
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on April 30, 2008, 11:44:58 PM
The Dreamlife of Angels

Merci...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on May 01, 2008, 07:01:29 AM
Okay I'll give Days a shot...I was about to give up on Malick since I pretty much missed the whole marathon :(

I know there are a couple of other people still trying to catch up, too - saltine, for one, is.
Be sure to post something in our Days of Heaven thread. I'm curious to know what you think!

Glad I took your advice!  Also, I didn't get home from work til after 9 (again!) so I'm glad you all went for the shortest movie of the lot!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on May 03, 2008, 04:28:25 PM
I'm going to watch The Dreamlife of Angels tonight.

What I should watch next?  Cache or Clean?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on May 03, 2008, 05:33:51 PM
Clean.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on May 03, 2008, 05:39:24 PM
So since I assumed there was NO WAY Netflix could have a one-day turnaround, I stopped at the library after work and picked up four movies for a little marathon to take me through tonight. Wouldn't you know it, when I got home, three Netflix discs were waiting in the mail for me. Thus I have seven movies to watch and no idea where to go after I start with After the Thin Man. Suggestions?

Elena and Her Men (Jean Renoir)
French Cancan (Jean Renoir)
The Face of Another (Hiroshi Teshigahara)
Aliens (James Cameron)
You Can Count on Me (Kenneth Lonergan)
The Road Warrior (George Miller)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on May 03, 2008, 05:41:40 PM
How about:

1. After The Thin Man
2. Elena et les hommes
3. The Road Warrior
4. French Cancan
5. Aliens
6. The Face Of Another
7. You Can Count On Me
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on May 03, 2008, 05:50:09 PM
Sounds good to me. I was going to start with Aliens, but then realized it'd probably be more fun (and not to mention scarier) when it gets dark.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on May 03, 2008, 07:55:10 PM
Sounds good to me. I was going to start with Aliens, but then realized it'd probably be more fun (and not to mention scarier) when it gets dark.
Ugh.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on May 03, 2008, 07:56:09 PM
Clean.

Thanks, I'll watch that tomorrow night after I do my Iron Man review for tomorrow.

Then I'll watch Cache on a Monday or Tuesday.  Then I'll so Solaris before Thursday.  My sister's returning that day for a few weeks and the VCR is hers.  At least I can do the rest of my marathon for films on DVD and during the festival's duration.  
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on May 03, 2008, 08:28:50 PM
Sounds good to me. I was going to start with Aliens, but then realized it'd probably be more fun (and not to mention scarier) when it gets dark.
Ugh.
problem?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on May 03, 2008, 08:41:04 PM
Clean.

Thanks, I'll watch that tomorrow night after I do my Iron Man review for tomorrow.

Then I'll watch Cache on a Monday or Tuesday.  Then I'll so Solaris before Thursday.  My sister's returning that day for a few weeks and the VCR is hers.  At least I can do the rest of my marathon for films on DVD and during the festival's duration.  

VCR?  What's that?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on May 03, 2008, 08:41:49 PM
Sounds good to me. I was going to start with Aliens, but then realized it'd probably be more fun (and not to mention scarier) when it gets dark.

I like the switching back and forth between art house and mainstream.  Should keep you on your toes.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on May 03, 2008, 08:50:46 PM
Sounds good to me. I was going to start with Aliens, but then realized it'd probably be more fun (and not to mention scarier) when it gets dark.
Ugh.
problem?

Other than it being a horrible, horrible film, no.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on May 03, 2008, 09:08:34 PM
Really? I've always heard that it was the best one (i've only seen the original so far).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on May 03, 2008, 09:17:50 PM
It's more of an actionfilm than the original but great in its own right.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on May 03, 2008, 09:25:09 PM
Really? I've always heard that it was the best one (i've only seen the original so far).

Don't listen to face, he, quite unreasonably, loathes Aliens, but Alien is better.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on May 03, 2008, 09:33:53 PM
Really? I've always heard that it was the best one (i've only seen the original so far).

Definitely not the best. Only slightly better than Resurrection.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on May 03, 2008, 10:12:34 PM
Alien is indeed better than Aliens. It has a darker atmosphere and the mysterious nature of the creature itself. Aliens is all out action, no more mystery either.
Alien 3 is an interesting if ultimately failed experiment
Alien Resurrection is the cookiest of them all. I mean crazy off the wall weird.
Each one offers something a little different. The problem is that the quality from film to film is also different.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 03, 2008, 10:52:34 PM
So am I the only one who thinks Aliens is better? For me it was the fact that the story wasn't blatantly predictably that made me like Aliens more than Alien. Although I still really like Alien a lot.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on May 03, 2008, 10:56:28 PM
Haha, doing a little Alien research...can't believe the director of Amelie and the City of Lost Children directed Resurrection.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on May 03, 2008, 11:22:08 PM
So I think I'm going to watch a movie tonight, because it's been so long since I have.  I've got...

Gosford Park
L'Enfant
Bonnie and Cylde
Memento
Talk to Me
Magnolia

Thanks!  I don't feel like watching Bonnie and Cylde too particularly, tho.... and I think it's about time I saw Magnolia.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on May 03, 2008, 11:27:20 PM
L'Enfant or Magnolia
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on May 03, 2008, 11:55:30 PM
Definitely Magnolia.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on May 04, 2008, 12:07:52 AM
Ok, just finished. I do agree that Alien is better, if not much better. But that was a hell of a lot of fun. And Newt is one great character.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on May 04, 2008, 12:11:13 AM
And Newt is one great character.

Very funny.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on May 04, 2008, 01:12:13 AM
But that was a hell of a lot of fun.

Exactly so.  :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on May 04, 2008, 04:45:49 AM
So am I the only one who thinks Aliens is better? For me it was the fact that the story wasn't blatantly predictably that made me like Aliens more than Alien. Although I still really like Alien a lot.
Alien is the last film in the series I saw and it never worked for me. For some reason all the creature effects look totally unbelievable for me (that chestburster is anything but terrifying) and of course knowing who'll survive doesn't make the plot anymore exciting. So yeah, while I appreciate Alien, I like Aliens better too.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on May 04, 2008, 08:15:25 AM
Alien and Aliens both offer adrenaline rushes but of different kinds. The first time I saw Alien I was stressed out because of the odd creature and the perfect set design for it to hind in.
The first time I saw Aliens I was pumped up because it works a lot like a roller coaster ride. There are some early calm moments, then the tension rises slowly, and finally all hell breaks loose until the end.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on May 04, 2008, 10:37:15 AM
Alien = 10
Aliens = 1
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on May 04, 2008, 03:54:29 PM
Alien = 10
Aliens = 1

I'm not sure what it is about Aliens that you hate so much, but it's nice to see you gave it at least a point. What made you feel so generous?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on May 04, 2008, 06:34:59 PM
Alien = 10
Aliens = 1

I'm not sure what it is about Aliens that you hate so much, but it's nice to see you gave it at least a point. What made you feel so generous?
I'd rather not rub it in.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on May 04, 2008, 07:18:21 PM
Oh don't worry about that, I've spoken to people who ripped up movies I love many times before. Most of my friends are not 'enlightened' enough to understand the fun in James Bond. Whatever you have to say about Aliens, we can probably take it.


Waiting for Guffman is now done. Now It's on to Wild at Heart by, what's that freak's name again? Oh yeah, David Lynch...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on May 04, 2008, 07:29:02 PM
Oh don't worry about that, I've spoken to people who ripped up movies I love many times before. Most of my friends are not 'enlightened' enough to understand the fun in James Bond. Whatever you have to say about Aliens, we can probably take it.


Waiting for Guffman is now done. Now It's on to Wild at Heart by, what's that freak's name again? Oh yeah, David Lynch...
The reason I was uplifted enough to give Aliens a point had nothing to do with film...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on May 05, 2008, 06:20:43 PM
Some choices in life never get any easier:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail or Life of Brian?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on May 05, 2008, 06:34:48 PM
The only correct answer is "both".
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on May 05, 2008, 07:33:00 PM
It's strange but I never found Life of Brian to be all that good. It's definitely funny, but there are quite a few misses as well.
I like the part where John Cleese is offended about the newcomer not knowing the proper name of their group. That was hilarious!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on May 05, 2008, 07:34:37 PM
I love both of them. I think Life of Brian is the closest the Pythons ever got to making a coherent piece of work.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on May 05, 2008, 07:41:07 PM
I love both of them. I think Life of Brian is the closest the Pythons ever got to making a coherent piece of work.

Really? Well, one can argue that the only 'raison d'etre' of those films is to tell jokes, so coherence can basically be tossed out the window with much thought.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on May 05, 2008, 07:48:02 PM
"And now for something completely different", hu?
I'd argue that their incoherence worked better for the show than for the movies. Meaning of Life is more a less a 90 min sketch show and I'd rank it lower than the others for exactly that reason.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on May 06, 2008, 10:54:40 PM
Naked City
Broken Flowers
Offside
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
My Blueberry Nights
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on May 06, 2008, 10:59:23 PM
Naked City
Broken Flowers
Offside
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
My Blueberry Nights

I'll vote for Offside as it's fantastic and needs support so it keeps getting seen.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on May 06, 2008, 11:04:56 PM
I'll vote for Offside as it's fantastic and needs support so it keeps getting seen.

Thanks!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on May 07, 2008, 12:05:12 AM
Brother Orchid
Hail The Conquering Hero
City for Conquest
A Man Escaped (Un Condamné à Mort s'est Échappé ou Le Vent Souffle où il veut)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on May 07, 2008, 12:10:50 AM
Man Escaped!  Man Escaped!

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on May 07, 2008, 12:45:41 PM
Naked City
Broken Flowers
Offside
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
My Blueberry Nights

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on May 07, 2008, 12:47:06 PM
Either Broken Flowers or I Don't Want To Sleep Alone. They're both great. I'd lean slightly toward Broken Flowers though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on May 07, 2008, 01:02:13 PM
I'm not a fan of Broken Flowers, so I guess I'll vote for I Don't Want to Sleep Alone sight unseen, if it comes down to a tie.  But, really, Naked City is probably better afternoon viewing.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on May 07, 2008, 01:26:09 PM
Ok, so its Naked City (since the suitability for afternoon viewing seems like an important criterion) followed by I don't want to sleep alone. This will be my first Jules Dassin too. Fun hopefully.

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on May 07, 2008, 01:39:39 PM
My Blueberry Nights > Broken Flowers
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: silverjman on May 10, 2008, 11:05:16 AM
I just watched Naked city last night, and can see that we probably wouldn't have Law & Order without it but still couldn't fully appreciate it or feel that it was worth my time.  What did Matty have to gush "ooh Naked City".  Broken flowers is just decent, imho.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on May 10, 2008, 09:30:43 PM
I rented a couple of DVDs for my Cannes Film Festival marathon.  Unfortunately, Blockbuster didn't have The Wind That Shakes the Barley.  Instead, I rented The Edukators.

So what should I watch first... The Edukators or Southland Tales?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on May 10, 2008, 10:03:33 PM
The Edukators is super annoying. Haven't seen Southland Tales.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on May 10, 2008, 10:04:23 PM
...as opposed to Southland Tales, which is, um, nevermind.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on May 10, 2008, 10:56:27 PM
I don't even know what the heck The Edukators is and I think you should watch that over Southland Tales.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on May 10, 2008, 11:52:50 PM
I don't even know what the heck The Edukators is and I think you should watch that over Southland Tales.

Thanks.  Southland Tales seems to be a little scarier... I'm going to watch it with a lot of caution. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on May 11, 2008, 12:36:57 AM
I rented a couple of DVDs for my Cannes Film Festival marathon.  Unfortunately, Blockbuster didn't have The Wind That Shakes the Barley.  Instead, I rented The Edukators.

So what should I watch first... The Edukators or Southland Tales?

Southland Tales!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on May 11, 2008, 05:36:45 AM
I liked The Edukators. Southland Tales is a mess though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on May 12, 2008, 04:57:11 PM
The Virgin Suicides
Blast of Silence
Asphalt Jungle
White Heat

What would you watch?

thanks.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on May 12, 2008, 04:58:59 PM
The Virgin Suicides
Blast of Silence
Asphalt Jungle
White Heat

I'm most anxious to see Blast of Silence ... but if you're going to watch all four of those sooner or later, it makes sense to go chronologically (since Blast of Silence probably comments on the earlier films, in a way).

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on May 12, 2008, 05:07:39 PM
I may indeed watch all four within the next couple of days, so I'll follow your suggestion.

Thanks
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on May 13, 2008, 01:55:17 PM
Still Life
Violent Cop
The Lost Weekend
The Man who knew too much (1934)
Tekkonkinkreet
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on May 13, 2008, 02:04:22 PM
Still Life.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on May 13, 2008, 09:09:23 PM
Yup.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 13, 2008, 09:31:30 PM
I quited liked the 1934 version of The Man Who Knew Too Much.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on May 14, 2008, 02:49:22 AM
Still Life.
Done.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on May 14, 2008, 05:40:57 PM
Comedian
Enchanted
Harlan County, USA
One Flew over a Cuckoo's Nest
After the Wedding

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on May 14, 2008, 05:43:01 PM
Harlan County USA
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on May 14, 2008, 05:44:08 PM
I'll watch Cuckoo's Nest if you do...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on May 14, 2008, 05:45:23 PM
I'll watch Cuckoo's Nest if you do...

You've not seen it either? And you have it at home?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on May 14, 2008, 09:34:04 PM
Cuckoo's nest would be the best choice.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on May 14, 2008, 10:05:06 PM
Harlan County USA > All
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on May 14, 2008, 11:09:57 PM
I'll watch Cuckoo's Nest if you do...

You've not seen it either? And you have it at home?

Nope, and yes. But it's kinda late tonight. I'll watch it tomorrow.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on May 14, 2008, 11:31:40 PM
I'll watch Cuckoo's Nest if you do...

You've not seen it either? And you have it at home?

Nope, and yes. But it's kinda late tonight. I'll watch it tomorrow.

Okey doke - maybe I'll try to shoot for that, too. I should really watch Hiroshima mon Amour . . .
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on May 15, 2008, 12:04:16 AM
Yes, you really should.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on May 15, 2008, 01:25:01 PM
I have 3 Japanese films from Netflix here. No clue which one to watch first.

The Bad Sleep Well (Akira Kurosawa, 1960)

The Family Game (Yoshimitsu Morita, 1983)

Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on May 15, 2008, 01:38:42 PM
I've only seen the Kurosawa and I think it's great.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on May 15, 2008, 01:58:33 PM
Family GameFamily GameFamily GameFamily Game!

Dunes is pretty great, too, but better suited for nighttime viewing.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on May 15, 2008, 02:14:49 PM
Haven't seen Family Game, the other two are great.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on May 15, 2008, 05:38:14 PM
As all three were ones I forced you into, I'm fine with where ever you go. Let's say Family Game cause pix seems to be the only one other than me to have seen it, and it's fantastic.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on May 18, 2008, 04:34:26 AM
Separate Tables
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Othello (Fishburne/Branagh)
Henry V. (Olivier)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on May 18, 2008, 07:39:40 AM
That Othello is mediocre at best and is the third worst adaptation of it I've seen. You can safely put it off until the end.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Valentine McKee on May 18, 2008, 06:47:07 PM
Please help me pick two out of this lot:

Persepolis
In Bruges
Charlie Bartlett
Smart People
Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden
Caramel
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on May 18, 2008, 07:38:50 PM
The first two, obviously.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on May 18, 2008, 07:59:02 PM
For later tonight:

All The President's Men
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Kingdom of Heaven Director's Cut
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on May 18, 2008, 08:36:13 PM
Valentine should watch Charlie Bartlett, if only to let me know if it's worth seeing (yes, it's all about me), and Junior should watch ... hmm, tough chose between those two 70s films ... I'm gonna say Cuckoo's Nest.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on May 18, 2008, 08:38:27 PM
Valentine should watch Charlie Bartlett, if only to let me know if it's worth seeing (yes, it's all about me),

It's not really worth seeing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on May 18, 2008, 08:43:57 PM
It's not really worth seeing.

Off-topic, but will your blog be updated tonight?  I've been curious to read your thoughts on The Family Game and the rest...

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on May 18, 2008, 08:55:15 PM
For later tonight:

All The President's Men
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Kingdom of Heaven Director's Cut

Cuckoo's Nest
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on May 18, 2008, 08:57:53 PM
It's not really worth seeing.

Off-topic, but will your blog be updated tonight?  I've been curious to read your thoughts on The Family Game and the rest...

pixote

I'm working on it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on May 18, 2008, 09:06:31 PM
Ok, I've got 3 more films to watch for the Cannes Film Festival Marathon.  It will conclude with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull this coming Sunday. 

Which of these two films I should see first?

Solaris by Andrei Tarkovsky

or

The Leopard (original cut) by Luchino Visconti
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on May 18, 2008, 10:08:32 PM
both are great. i would go with Solaris
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on May 18, 2008, 10:20:38 PM
both are great. i would go with Solaris

Thanks!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on May 22, 2008, 06:50:31 PM
Given that we don't make it to the theater very often, what should we go to tomorrow night?

Playing at the major theaters (among other less interesting choices):

Indiana Jones
Speed Racer
Iron Man


And at the indie theater:

Young@Heart
Flawless


Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on May 22, 2008, 07:06:39 PM
For later tonight:

All The President's Men
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Kingdom of Heaven Director's Cut

All The President's Men

fixed.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on May 22, 2008, 07:07:46 PM
Young@Heart

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll get really angry with the narrator and hope he fades away, and you'll be really thankful when he listens.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on May 22, 2008, 07:37:06 PM
Young@Heart

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll get really angry with the narrator and hope he fades away, and you'll be really thankful when he listens.

pixote

That's what I'm leaning towards - my only hesitation is that it's kind of fun to see a big movie opening weekend, even if it's not great
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: saltine on May 22, 2008, 07:40:46 PM
Go for Indy!  We saw it this afternoon and felt really smug seeing it on the opening day.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on May 22, 2008, 09:23:09 PM
I'm not going to bed anytime soon. I need a dose of cinema:
-Days of Glory
-Pierrot le Fou
-someone's...Moving Castle... something (that Miyazaki movie)


thanks!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on May 22, 2008, 09:28:53 PM
I'm not going to bed anytime soon. I need a dose of cinema:
-Days of Glory
-Pierrot le Fou
-someone's...Moving Castle... something (that Miyazaki movie)


thanks!

I'm conflicted. In one hand, I want to tell you to watch the Miyazaki cuz it's Miyazaki. But, that's one of his weaker films (not bad by any measure) but still. Then, there's the Godard one which is one of his better ones but... it's Godard...

Flip a coin.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on May 22, 2008, 09:39:05 PM
Is Howl's Moving Castle the one where they are turning into snakes or dragons or something?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on May 22, 2008, 09:42:50 PM
Is Howl's Moving Castle the one where they are turning into snakes or dragons or something?

So I need to take some grass before I watch this thing?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on May 22, 2008, 09:44:54 PM
Is Howl's Moving Castle the one where they are turning into snakes or dragons or something?

So I need to take some grass before I watch this thing?
Some would say that that would enhance any movie experience.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on May 22, 2008, 09:55:41 PM
I just watched Howl's Moving Castle and pretty much loved it, none of this "weak film" crap. lol.  But I think I'm in the minority.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on May 22, 2008, 09:58:15 PM
I'll take a trip on the moving castle.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on May 23, 2008, 12:00:27 AM
I'll take a trip on the moving castle.

sweet.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on May 28, 2008, 10:23:19 PM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f186/chesterfilms1980/136433.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f186/chesterfilms1980/916.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f186/chesterfilms1980/10126039AAmerican-Graffiti-Style-A-.jpg)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on May 28, 2008, 10:30:09 PM
The original Diabolique? If so, that's what I would choose.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on May 28, 2008, 11:07:54 PM
The original Diabolique? If so, that's what I would choose.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on May 28, 2008, 11:09:14 PM
I've had that on the tivo off and on for years now, still haven't watched it.

American Graffiti is pretty good though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on May 29, 2008, 01:00:30 AM
I remember when I was a wee lad, maybe 7 or 8, I stayed up late with my grandma watching Diabolique at her place. It was one of her favorite movies and it scared the s*** out of me. I've seen bits and parts of it since and it still holds up. It's  a well made little thriller.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on May 29, 2008, 02:09:23 PM
My Blueberry Nights (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765120/)
Black Rain (Imamura) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097694/)
Your Place or Mine (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0178998/)
The Pope of Greenwich Village (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087932/)
Alone (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0433770/)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on May 29, 2008, 02:10:38 PM
Black Rain (Imamura) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097694/)

That's probably the one.

pixote

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on May 29, 2008, 02:44:15 PM
My Blueberry Nights!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: lise on May 30, 2008, 10:40:37 AM
So I have to decide between seeing Son of Rambow or The Black Pirate (with live organ music) this sunday.... suggestions?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 30, 2008, 11:11:59 AM
(http://www.ericskillman.com/Other/354_box_348x490.jpg)

OR...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1f/Surf_Nazis.jpg)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on May 30, 2008, 11:16:32 AM
The Surf Nazis Must Die poster isn't showing up.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on May 30, 2008, 11:17:31 AM
Um, well, I will tell you to go Kerrigan/bracket, but certainly make sure you watch those Surf Nazis at some point.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 30, 2008, 11:23:06 AM
The Surf Nazis Must Die poster isn't showing up.

pixote

I can see it :-\

Feel free to peruse here: http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Surf+Nazis+Must+Die+&gbv=2

Of course after all the drama with Clean, Shaven and the "very long wait" BB ships it right away ::)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on May 30, 2008, 11:28:02 AM
I can see it :-\

Yeah, you can see it here if you first visit the source page and get the image into your cache.  Barring that, though, people see an "Image Not Available" graphic.

Learn more about hotlinking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotlinking) here!  It's fun and exciting!

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on May 30, 2008, 11:52:31 AM
I can see it.  What does that mean?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on May 30, 2008, 11:53:20 AM
I can see it.  What does that mean?

It means _Keith_ edited his post. :)

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on May 30, 2008, 11:53:52 AM
I could always see it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on May 30, 2008, 05:52:55 PM
So I have to decide between seeing Son of Rambow or The Black Pirate (with live organ music) this sunday.... suggestions?

Live organ music? How cool is that?! Seems like that has to be your choice.
I'm really looking forward to Son of Rambow next weekend (it will finally be here), but from what I've heard, it seems like that film doesn't have to be seen on the big screen(?). But how could you even come close to The Black Pirate on the big screen plus live organ?!  :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: lise on May 31, 2008, 11:04:00 AM
That is kind of the way I'm leaning right now myself... or maybe I'll make it a movie marathon weekend. (I already plan to see the fall today or tomorrow)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on June 03, 2008, 03:36:42 PM
I have all the Miyazaki films except for Lupin and the last three. They're all dubbed though. Suggestions?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on June 03, 2008, 03:37:22 PM
My Neighbor Totoro.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on June 13, 2008, 12:04:16 AM
I'll start something up in the next 15-30 min, and probably don't feel like reading a movie, but here is what I'm considering:

Taste of Cherry
Diary of the Dead
Babel
Death Proof


I've only seen Death Proof, and in the theatre.  The Palm d'Or thread is finally shaming me into action for ToCDiary, I kick myself for not seeing in the theatre, I was unfortunately too busy at the time.  Babel was at the library when I stopped in, and, you know, people seem to like it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on June 13, 2008, 12:05:27 AM
I'll start something up in the next 15-30 min, and probably don't feel like reading a movie, but here is what I'm considering:

Taste of Cherry
Diary of the Dead
Babel
Death Proof


I've only seen Death Proof, and in the theatre.  The Palm d'Or thread is finally shaming me into action for ToCDiary, I kick myself for not seeing in the theatre, I was unfortunately too busy at the time.  Babel was at the library when I stopped in, and, you know, people seem to like it.

Taste of Cherry because I also just saw it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on June 13, 2008, 12:06:44 AM
Diary could be a fun late-night flick.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on June 13, 2008, 12:10:22 AM
i also tend to like horror at night, less so non-english, though i am currently quite alert.  we'll see if another two-cents drops in
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Valentine McKee on June 14, 2008, 05:20:38 AM
I just got a couple of free tickets to my local Imax - do I resist the temptation to use them on Hulk and wait til The Dark Knight?

Wow, even writing that I can't believe I'm asking!


Ok, should I go see The Incredible Hulk or The Happening?
I am not a fan of M Night Shymistertom at all.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on June 14, 2008, 06:05:56 AM
Pending on when my next approximately two hour free time slot may be on this vacation:

the Namesake
Days of Glory
Battleship Potemkin
Breathless
Princess Mononoke
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on June 14, 2008, 06:07:13 AM
Potemkin
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 15, 2008, 08:21:48 AM
I just got a couple of free tickets to my local Imax - do I resist the temptation to use them on Hulk and wait til The Dark Knight?

Wow, even writing that I can't believe I'm asking!


Ok, should I go see The Incredible Hulk or The Happening?
I am not a fan of M Night Shymistertom at all.
Definitely don't see The Happening unless you are a M. Night fan. I haven't seen Hulk yet but I'm betting you best hold onto those Imax tickets until The Dark Knight which looks to be much more visually interesting.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on June 15, 2008, 08:32:49 PM
Ok, I have 3 films for my European Film Series marathon to choose from:

Bande a Parte by Jean-Luc Godard
The Exterminating Angel by Luis Bunuel (though it's technically a Mexican film directed by a Spaniard)
and Run Lola Run by Tom Tykwer. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on June 15, 2008, 08:33:16 PM
Ok, I have 3 films for my European Film Series marathon to choose from:

Bande a Parte by Jean-Luc Godard
The Exterminating Angel by Luis Bunuel (though it's technically a Mexican film directed by a Spaniard)
and Run Lola Run by Tom Tykwer. 

The Exterminating Angel
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on June 15, 2008, 08:38:58 PM
Ok, I have 3 films for my European Film Series marathon to choose from:

Bande a Parte by Jean-Luc Godard
The Exterminating Angel by Luis Bunuel (though it's technically a Mexican film directed by a Spaniard)
and Run Lola Run by Tom Tykwer. 

 Run Lola Run
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on June 16, 2008, 12:25:03 AM
Band Of Outsiders
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 16, 2008, 12:43:54 PM
Ok, I have 3 films for my European Film Series marathon to choose from:

Bande a Parte by Jean-Luc Godard
The Exterminating Angel by Luis Bunuel (though it's technically a Mexican film directed by a Spaniard)
and Run Lola Run by Tom Tykwer. 

 Run Lola Run
I second the motion
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on June 16, 2008, 03:52:10 PM
Anything but Lola
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on June 19, 2008, 07:13:55 PM
going to the video store soon, i have a couple in mind but would love some suggestions :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: saltine on June 19, 2008, 07:17:18 PM
going to the video store soon, i have a couple in mind but would love some suggestions :)

Have you seen Lars and the Real Girl?  I suggest it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on June 19, 2008, 07:51:54 PM
going to the video store soon, i have a couple in mind but would love some suggestions :)

Hmm, let's narrow it down.  How about this... Name three movies that you've seen that feel like something you'd like to watch again tonight, and we'll see if we can come up with suggestions based on those.  Game?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on June 20, 2008, 10:59:39 AM
going to the video store soon...

Do you go?  If so, what'd ya get?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on June 20, 2008, 11:04:40 AM
i kept Forrest Gump, i was hoping for a different copy, but they didn't have another so they just cleaned it.  The Shining, which i have shamefully never seen aside from random bits on tv through years. i wanted Two-Lane Blacktop but none of the copies were in, so I went with Cockfighter.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on June 20, 2008, 07:14:06 PM
I have Short Cuts, AI: Artificial Intelligence, or The Man Who Fell To Earth
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on June 20, 2008, 07:22:49 PM
I have Short Cuts, AI: Artificial Intelligence, or The Man Who Fell To Earth

I've been itching for Artificial Intelligence: AI recently, so I'll give that one a vote. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on June 20, 2008, 07:22:59 PM
You and Basil (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2553.msg122403#msg122403) should both watch Short Cuts, then discuss.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on June 21, 2008, 11:47:19 PM
Last King of Scotland
Manhattan
21 Grams
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on June 22, 2008, 12:06:37 AM
Last King of Scotland
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on June 22, 2008, 12:52:10 AM
no!

Manhattan

one of the best films of all time.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on June 22, 2008, 01:19:07 AM
no!

Manhattan

one of the best films of all time.

Yup.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on June 22, 2008, 10:48:38 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 22, 2008, 12:48:32 PM
Nope.

  Yup LKoS is highly overrated and just plain bad.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on June 22, 2008, 12:58:06 PM
Manhattan. And I've only seen the other two films.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on June 22, 2008, 01:14:02 PM
Nope.

  Yup LKoS is highly overrated and just plain bad.

Yah.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on June 22, 2008, 01:53:42 PM
Nope.

  Yup LKoS is highly overrated and just plain bad.

Yah.

yep
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on June 22, 2008, 01:54:30 PM
Manhattan is good, but Last King of Scotland is great.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on June 22, 2008, 02:28:28 PM
Nope.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on June 22, 2008, 05:26:25 PM
Nope.

Translation:
Quote
You are so on crack it isn't even funny.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on June 22, 2008, 05:50:38 PM
Manhattan is good, but Last King of Scotland is great.

that's just ridiculous.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on June 22, 2008, 06:25:25 PM
Manhattan is good, but Last King of Scotland is great.

wrong again rat.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on June 22, 2008, 06:28:26 PM
rat.

 :'(

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on June 22, 2008, 07:30:41 PM
rat.

 :'(



Only I call him rat, rat.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on June 22, 2008, 07:31:36 PM
This is true. For some reason, I feel special when Junior calls me rat.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on June 22, 2008, 07:33:31 PM
This is true. For some reason, I feel special when Junior calls me rat.

It's because I am awesome. And we are both named Alex. You wouldn't understand chesterwhichisn'treallyyournamebutitisyourusernameandit'sstucknow.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on June 22, 2008, 07:46:49 PM
 <---- rat, also.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 22, 2008, 08:01:04 PM
<----Oogie Boogie.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on June 22, 2008, 08:03:16 PM
<----- Rabbit
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on June 22, 2008, 08:09:56 PM

<----- avatar

 -----> pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 22, 2008, 08:22:11 PM
^
^
^
^
^
young Asian boy
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on June 24, 2008, 03:36:59 PM
Tekkonkinkreet (this is R-rated?)
The Girl who leapt through Time
Appleseed Ex Machina
Porco Rosso
Grave of the Fireflies
Barbarella

Chose wisely.
(Do non-Miyazaki films even stand a chance?)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on June 24, 2008, 04:10:48 PM
Grave of the Fireflies
then
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Then
Porco Rosso
Then
Tekkonkinkreet

Grave of the Fireflies is as good as anything Miyazaki has ever done. Only Yesterday comes close to that pinnacle. Takahata ftw!!!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on June 24, 2008, 04:29:24 PM
Tekkonkinkreet (this is R-rated?)


Watch it because I have it sitting on the shelf waiting to be watched and you can verify if it's any good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on June 24, 2008, 04:32:13 PM
It's worth your time. pix might (or might not) testify to that effect as well.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on June 24, 2008, 04:35:26 PM
It's worth your time. pix might (or might not) testify to that effect as well.

Yeah, definitely worth your time, though I'd watch a few of those others first.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 24, 2008, 05:06:05 PM
I could get passes to a screening of Journey to the Center of the Earth which is in awesome 3D (but thats about the only interest).  It's also at 10:30AM next saturday (day after the 4th).  Should I even bother?  Will 3D mutate my hangover into something like the Abomination?  Hmm... this could be an interesting experiment.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on June 24, 2008, 06:28:58 PM
Tekkonkinkreet (this is R-rated?)
The Girl who leapt through Time
Appleseed Ex Machina
Porco Rosso
Grave of the Fireflies
Barbarella

Chose wisely.
(Do non-Miyazaki films even stand a chance?)

Barbarella!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 25, 2008, 06:18:37 PM
The Sweet Hereafter
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Exotica (saving this for last I think)
Six Degrees of Separation
Funny Games
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on June 25, 2008, 06:21:37 PM
Diving Bell

or

The Sweet Hereafter
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 25, 2008, 06:24:45 PM
Diving Bell it is then - I am going to do an Atom E double feature this wekend.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 25, 2008, 11:50:03 PM
not a fan of Exotica
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Think_Long on June 26, 2008, 02:56:24 PM
I could get passes to a screening of Journey to the Center of the Earth which is in awesome 3D (but thats about the only interest).  It's also at 10:30AM next saturday (day after the 4th).  Should I even bother?  Will 3D mutate my hangover into something like the Abomination?  Hmm... this could be an interesting experiment.

i would go, if only to see the triumphant return of fraser to box office royalty!

however, hangover + cheap 3d effects = a journey you would most likely spend throwing up into your popcorn
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on June 26, 2008, 09:06:10 PM
The Duchess of Langeais (http://movies.nytimes.com/2008/02/22/movies/22duch.html)  (Jacques Rivette, 2007)
Reprise (http://movies.nytimes.com/2008/05/16/movies/16repr.html)  (Joachim Trier, 2006)

Do I go with the "exuberant, exhilaratingly playful testament to being young and hungry -- for life and meaning and immortality, and for other young and restless bodies ... a blast of unadulterated movie pleasure"?  Or the "nearly impeccable work of art -- beautiful, true, profound"?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on June 26, 2008, 09:09:16 PM
Make it both :D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on June 26, 2008, 09:10:16 PM
But then what about Flight of the Red Balloon?  ???

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on June 26, 2008, 09:38:37 PM
Crap :(
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on June 30, 2008, 05:33:02 PM
So these are the movies I have sitting around that I need to watch and send back to Netflix so I can actually get my money's worth.

What should I watch?

Marty (1955)
Downfall (2004)
The Killing (1956)
Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on June 30, 2008, 05:35:11 PM
hiroshima mon amour
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on June 30, 2008, 05:49:16 PM
Yup.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 30, 2008, 06:36:14 PM
Marty of course...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on June 30, 2008, 06:39:32 PM
hiroshima mon amour
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 30, 2008, 08:23:07 PM
Watch me...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on June 30, 2008, 09:01:54 PM
Watch me...

Next will be Marty
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on July 08, 2008, 04:24:51 PM
The 400 Blows?
or
Chungking Express?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on July 08, 2008, 04:28:07 PM
The 400 Blows.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 08, 2008, 04:30:27 PM
The mouse speaks truth.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on July 08, 2008, 04:30:32 PM
The 400 Blows?
or
Chungking Express?

Make time for both of them. The 400 Blows first though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on July 08, 2008, 04:36:24 PM
Chungking Express!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 08, 2008, 06:21:05 PM
Chungking Express!

Yep.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on July 09, 2008, 06:42:52 PM
Chungking Express!

Yep.

Make that three.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on July 09, 2008, 06:54:17 PM
The 400 Blows
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 09, 2008, 07:48:54 PM
Chungking Express!

Yep.

Make that three.

"Little" Tony Leung = cool
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on July 10, 2008, 10:37:19 AM
400 blows is a way better film
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on July 10, 2008, 01:31:43 PM
No, it really isn't.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on July 10, 2008, 03:15:06 PM
No, it really isn't.

yes, it really is.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 10, 2008, 03:16:51 PM
yes, it really is.

Quoted for truth laziness sanity.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on July 10, 2008, 03:53:59 PM
Totally wrong.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on July 10, 2008, 04:02:47 PM
I love both of them a lot. But The 400 Blows probably sits comfortably in my top 10 of all time.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on July 10, 2008, 04:05:38 PM
Probably not really a question, as I know what I should watch but..

Boogie Nights
or
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days

?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 10, 2008, 04:06:22 PM
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days

That's the one.  Don't listen to the mob!

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on July 10, 2008, 04:30:34 PM
wrong aspect ratio!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 10, 2008, 06:39:06 PM
wrong aspect ratio!

Is that true in the UK, too?  I wasn't sure.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on July 10, 2008, 08:48:53 PM
Probably not really a question, as I know what I should watch but..

Boogie Nights
or
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days

?


Both. Boogie Nights first though  :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on July 10, 2008, 10:01:44 PM
Boogie Nights is long and boring!  So overrated!!!  I think the worst of PT Anderson's films... :P
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on July 11, 2008, 12:42:07 AM
Boogie Nights is long and boring!  So overrated!!!  I think the worst of PT Anderson's films... :P

This is just flat out wrong. I weep for the youth of today.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 11, 2008, 12:45:45 AM
wrong aspect ratio!

Is that true in the UK, too?  I wasn't sure.

Answering my own question:  No, the Region 2 release by Artificial Eye is fine.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on July 11, 2008, 01:35:35 AM
woo!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on July 14, 2008, 10:14:30 PM
I'm so reluctant to start The 400 Blows...it looks so heavy

Vertigo
or
The 400 Blows

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on July 14, 2008, 10:15:08 PM
It's not heavy. It's uplifting.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 14, 2008, 10:19:32 PM
What roujin said.  Vertigo's far the heavier film.  400 Blows is delightful.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on July 14, 2008, 10:46:24 PM
Which should I watch?

Les Miserables(1934)
Les Miserables(1935)
Les Miserables(1978)
Les Miserables(1995)
Les Miserables(1998)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on July 15, 2008, 11:26:19 AM
Bernard's 1934 version sounds most interesting to me.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on July 15, 2008, 11:28:04 AM
Guess what? I'm gonna watch 3 films today!

The first two are Before Sunset and Batman Begins. What's next? You decide.

Short Cuts
George Washington
American Splendor


Other suggestions are welcome.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: NedMeier on July 15, 2008, 11:40:08 AM
Haven't seen Short Cuts yet but George Washington is an incredible experience. The non-actors are wonderful, the direction is great, the cinematography is amazing. It is such a beautiful story. I would vote for George Washington. American Splendor is very very good. Paul Giamati's performance is excellent. I suggest watching AS at some point but George Washington is a must see for any cinephile.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on July 15, 2008, 11:40:43 AM
American Splendor
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: kypade on July 15, 2008, 12:18:31 PM
George Washington is best of the three. American Splendor is pretty awesome too. Short Cuts is really long. Good, but long.
I'd watch em in that order, personally.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on July 15, 2008, 12:27:14 PM
Didn't like Splendor so I'll say go with George Washington.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on July 15, 2008, 01:23:53 PM
GEORGE WARSHINGTON

Although the other two are perfectly good movies.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 15, 2008, 01:38:12 PM
I like Short Cuts more than the other two, but I have doubts about your hypothetical third movie being three hours long.

Wait, isn't The Fireman's Ball playing in town tonight?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on July 15, 2008, 01:42:04 PM
Wait, isn't The Fireman's Ball playing in town tonight?

Never heard of it. I have been meaning to get up to the Dryden at some point, though that screening of Pineapple Express is a little more enticing than a Czechoslovakian film from 1967.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 15, 2008, 01:51:56 PM
Wait, isn't The Fireman's Ball playing in town tonight?

Never heard of it. I have been meaning to get up to the Dryden at some point, though that screening of Pineapple Express is a little more enticing than a Czechoslovakian film from 1967.

You're allowed to see both, I think.  :P

What do your Netflix friends say about Fireman's Ball?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on July 15, 2008, 01:55:43 PM
What do your Netflix friends say about Fireman's Ball?

chester liked it. What do you say about it?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Think_Long on July 15, 2008, 01:55:58 PM
fireman's ball is a fantastic film. that's what i say. and i'm important!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: m_rturnage on July 15, 2008, 02:03:32 PM
Which should I watch?

Les Miserables(1934)
Les Miserables(1935)
Les Miserables(1978)
Les Miserables(1995)
Les Miserables(1998)


The 1995 French language version is not the story of Les Miserables but instead a meditation on how the novel shaped the French national identity (on a specific level) and how literature affects our lives (on a general level).

This is one of my favorite movies, but I don't think it was ever made available on a R1 DVD. It also assumes you are already very familiar with the story of Les Miserables. I believe it includes clips from other film versions of Les Miserables and dramatic reenactments of certain scenes from the novel, but on the whole it is a different story about what it means to be a Frenchman from 1900 to 1960. It tries to draw parallels between the time of the German occupation and the time of the Napoleonic wars.

So you shouldn't watch it first, but try to watch it second.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on July 15, 2008, 02:09:25 PM
fireman's ball is a fantastic film. that's what i say. and i'm important!
Plus it's the film of the month (http://filmofthemonthclub.blogspot.com/)!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on July 15, 2008, 03:59:00 PM
Wait, isn't The Fireman's Ball playing in town tonight?

Never heard of it. I have been meaning to get up to the Dryden at some point, though that screening of Pineapple Express is a little more enticing than a Czechoslovakian film from 1967.

I've been meaning to watch that. The Film of the Month Club still hasn't been inspiration enough for me to get to it though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on July 15, 2008, 09:26:24 PM
This is the tough part of a three-film day.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on July 17, 2008, 09:06:37 PM
Pickpocket
The Lady Vanishes
Naked


??
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on July 17, 2008, 09:08:41 PM
Pickpocket
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 17, 2008, 09:08:57 PM
I like the order you listed.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on July 17, 2008, 09:13:29 PM
I like the order you listed.

Me too, actually.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on July 18, 2008, 04:40:09 AM
Naked, without a doubt.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on July 18, 2008, 03:59:22 PM
Scenes From a Marriage
Amores Perros
Harold and Maude

?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on July 18, 2008, 04:00:34 PM
Amores Perros

You like Gael, right?

That's your film :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on July 18, 2008, 04:05:03 PM
Amores Perros

qfl
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on July 18, 2008, 04:05:38 PM
I love Harold and Maude
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on July 18, 2008, 05:15:24 PM
I love Harold and Maude

qfl
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 18, 2008, 05:45:53 PM
I love Harold and Maude

qfl

QFL2

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on July 21, 2008, 01:29:25 PM
Order these for me, please.

Sullivan's Travels
Early Summer
Bob le Flambeur


Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on July 21, 2008, 01:30:07 PM
Early Summer
Sullivan's Travels
Bob le flambeur
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 21, 2008, 01:30:54 PM
Order these for me, please.

Sullivan's Travels
Early Summer
Bob le Flambeur


That's my order of preference right there, though Sullivan's Travels might be better as a breather between the other two.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on July 21, 2008, 01:36:33 PM
Sullivan's Travels is really fun. :D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on July 21, 2008, 02:13:41 PM
Bob le flambeur, in line with the Nouvelle Vague marathon.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on July 21, 2008, 03:12:55 PM
I've only seen Sullivan's Travels, but I love that movie.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on July 21, 2008, 03:13:50 PM
Thanks for the help, folks, but I actually need to add two more.

Sullivan's Travels
Early Summer
Bob le Flambeur
Amores Perros
Wild Strawberries

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on July 21, 2008, 04:44:16 PM
Early Summer
Sullivan's Travels
Wild Strawberries
Bob le flambeur
Amores Perros
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on July 21, 2008, 04:46:40 PM
Great. Thanks, sdedalus. I'll do my best to follow your suggestion.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on July 22, 2008, 12:30:03 PM
Sullivan's Travels is my favorite of the bunch
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on July 22, 2008, 01:56:11 PM
Great. Thanks, sdedalus. I'll do my best to follow your suggestion.

How'd you like them so far?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on July 22, 2008, 01:58:31 PM
Great. Thanks, sdedalus. I'll do my best to follow your suggestion.

How'd you like them so far?

Last night was rough. I actually fell asleep about 20 minutes into Early Summer and Sullivan's Travels, at no fault of the films. I'm gonna give them another shot tonight. I'll let you know.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on July 24, 2008, 01:02:10 AM
Today's Netflix delivery, what should I watch, they're all new to me:

Fitzcarraldo
Two-Lane Blacktop
The Wayward Cloud


(i'll admit i'm leaning TLB)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on July 24, 2008, 01:02:57 AM
I want to say the The Wayward Cloud since I know you like Tsai... but not sure (I like it).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on July 24, 2008, 01:05:38 AM
I want to say the The Wayward Cloud since I know you like Tsai... but not sure (I like it).

yeah, i am most excited about that one, but i am pretty tired now and would prefer to be a bit more attentive when i do that one.  i doubt i'll feel bad at less-than fully alert for the other two.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 24, 2008, 01:08:30 AM
Today's Netflix delivery, what should I watch, they're all new to me:

Fitzcarraldo
Two-Lane Blacktop
The Wayward Cloud


(i'll admit i'm leaning TLB)

The first two are too fantastic.  I can't decide between them.

Follow your heart!

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on July 24, 2008, 01:10:22 AM
Today's Netflix delivery, what should I watch, they're all new to me:

Fitzcarraldo
Two-Lane Blacktop
The Wayward Cloud


(i'll admit i'm leaning TLB)

The first two are too fantastic.  I can't decide between them.

Follow your heart!

pixote

TLB it is :)  tomorrow i head to the video store for Contact and SPR :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on July 24, 2008, 01:52:59 AM
Two-Lane Blacktop is a pretty sick movie. I hope you love it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on July 24, 2008, 01:58:05 AM
Two-Lane Blacktop is a pretty sick movie. I hope you love it.

thanks.  but i haven't been able to disengage from the boards yet, hopefully i start it in the next few minutes...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 24, 2008, 01:59:26 AM
Two-Lane Blacktop is a pretty sick movie. I hope you love it.

thanks.  but i haven't been able to disengage from the boards yet, hopefully i start it in the next few minutes...

I'm totally relieved to learn that you haven't had the movie running during all this posting.  I will dry my eyes now.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on July 24, 2008, 11:47:54 AM
Today's Netflix delivery, what should I watch, they're all new to me:

Fitzcarraldo
Two-Lane Blacktop
The Wayward Cloud


(i'll admit i'm leaning TLB)

The first two are too fantastic.  I can't decide between them.

Follow your heart!

pixote

TLB it is :)  tomorrow i head to the video store for Contact and SPR :)

no, fitzcarraldo!  two lane blacktop doesn't have a song by glen hansard written after it...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=OX0TFbzjccM&feature=related (http://youtube.com/watch?v=OX0TFbzjccM&feature=related)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on July 24, 2008, 08:30:54 PM
Revisiting some top 20 possibilities (I have seen all of these and I will be watching all of them at some point soon):
The Passion of Joan of Arc/The Iron Giant
or
Raging Bull
or
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
or
In the Mood for Love
or
Point Blank
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 24, 2008, 08:34:43 PM
If you want to want the one that'd be the shakiest Top 20 candidate (for me, anyway), I'd say Point Blank.  For the best candidate, I'd say The Passion of Joan of Arc.  Without a doubt.  And Treasure of the Sierra Madre after that.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on July 27, 2008, 01:48:45 PM
TV edition (I need something light and uplifting):

Pushing Daisies (season 1 episodes 4, 5 and 6)
The Black Books (from the beginning)
Tom Jones (BBC miniseries starring Max Beesley, who I usually find quite attractive, and Samantha Morton)

Or should I do film after all and watch Becket?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on July 27, 2008, 01:51:17 PM
TV edition (I need something light and uplifting):

Pushing Daisies (season 1 episodes 4, 5 and 6)
The Black Books (from the beginning)
Tom Jones (BBC miniseries starring Max Beesley, who I usually find quite attractive, and Samantha Morton)

Or should I do film after all and watch Becket?

Pushing Daisies.  i've only seen episode 7, but thought it was fantastic.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on July 27, 2008, 01:55:53 PM
Pushing Daisies is great.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on July 28, 2008, 03:11:34 AM
Thanks guys, I did watch an episode of Pushing Daisies last night, and it totally did the trick. I had already been further through the season than I had remembered, so it was ep 6 for me last night. Why are there only nine episodes in season one?? I am so going to want lots more when I'm done...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: winrit on July 28, 2008, 05:48:30 AM
Why are there only nine episodes in season one?? I am so going to want lots more when I'm done...

There was a writer's strike last season, so that cut the season short. I'm assuming there would have been more episodes without the strike. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 29, 2008, 03:00:32 PM
Tonight:
(http://www.filmmetro.com/images/finger/2284.jpeg)
or
(http://www.filmmetro.com/images/finger/2148.jpeg)

Tomorrow:
(http://www.filmmetro.com/images/finger/2099.jpeg)
or
(http://www.filmmetro.com/images/finger/2102.jpeg)

Caveat - I have the passes to Rocker & PE in hand, the other choices would require forging (for those with moral objections).  This is also the final showing available for Thunder whilst PE has a couple next week and American Teen has one on thursday.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on July 29, 2008, 03:04:20 PM
Now there's a choice I have no interest in. Have fun!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 29, 2008, 05:05:02 PM
American Teen and Tropic Thunder.  How is this even a question?  (edit: oh, right, the caveat, check.  ...but still!)

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on July 29, 2008, 05:07:20 PM
American Teen and Pineapple Express. Variety (http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117937830.html?categoryid=1263&cs=1) was pretty lukewarm on Thunder. I guarantee you'll have a good time on the Express.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 29, 2008, 05:11:03 PM
Caveat: Variety has never been critically right about anything ever ... unless of course Pineapple Express is truly "a fitfully funny, tonally trippy but not entirely satisfying effort" ...

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on July 29, 2008, 05:14:04 PM
Wrong! (http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=festivals&jump=review&reviewid=VE1117933755&cs=1&query=ocean%27s+thirteen) The first line of this review makes me giggle.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on July 29, 2008, 05:14:43 PM
... unless of course Pineapple Express is truly "a fitfully funny, tonally trippy but not entirely satisfying effort" ...

And yes, it is.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 30, 2008, 03:03:47 PM
Verdict is in:

The Rocker was last night
(review coming... whenever)

Tropic Thunder tonight

American Teen Tomorrow

Pineapple Express gets bumped yet again to next week
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 30, 2008, 03:04:49 PM
Tropic Thunder tonight

Pleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuck.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 30, 2008, 03:05:53 PM
Tropic Thunder tonight

Pleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuck.

pixote

...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on July 30, 2008, 10:02:34 PM
Breathless (my first Godard)
or
The Queen

I just want pixote to tell me Breathless is "uplifting" or something...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on July 30, 2008, 10:03:42 PM
I don't know about uplifting, but it is fun!

edit: I forgot to mention no one should ever have to watch The Queen. So there's that, too.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 30, 2008, 10:06:39 PM
Breathless (my first Godard)
or
The Queen

I just want pixote to tell me Breathless is "uplifting" or something...

You're trying to trick me into giving away something. It won't work.

IT HAS WORKED! YOU'VE GIVEN EVERYTHING AWAY! I KNOW WHICH FILM TO WATCH!

Then make your choice.  :D

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 30, 2008, 10:24:13 PM
Tropic Thunder tonight

Pleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuck.

pixote

...

It totally didn't
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on July 30, 2008, 10:34:31 PM
Tropic Thunder tonight

Pleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuck.

pixote

...

It totally didn't


Yay!! ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on July 30, 2008, 11:04:29 PM
Tropic Thunder tonight

Pleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuck.

...

It totally didn't

Aw, I knew it couldn't.  It's the Hancock of August!

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on July 31, 2008, 07:46:27 AM
Glad to hear Tropic Thunder doesn't suck.  I was afraid it wouldn't live up to its rather tall expectations.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on August 01, 2008, 01:59:10 AM
American Teen and Tropic Thunder.  How is this even a question?

I'm good at this game, I think.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on August 01, 2008, 04:47:05 PM
Now that I actually the time and the will to sit through some flicks (at least until the weekend is over), I've got some decisions to make. I can probably squeeze in time to see two or three of these:

Breathless (À Bout de Souffle)
Princess Mononoke
Days of Glory (or Indigènes for those who know French)
Wall-E
My Winnipeg (which finally came out here in Montréal)
Hellboy 2: something about gold
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on August 01, 2008, 04:48:16 PM
Of the ones I have seen (Mononoke, Wall-E, and Hellboy) I suggest watching all of them. They will be a visual feast for the eyes!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on August 01, 2008, 04:50:51 PM
Of the ones I have seen (Mononoke, Wall-E, and Hellboy) I suggest watching all of them. They will be a visual feast for the eyes!

A visual feast for the eyes, oh my!

Thanks. I've heard enough good things about Wall-E and Mononoke to feel confident about them. Hellboy... I guess I'll just trust you on that one.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on August 01, 2008, 04:53:30 PM
Only go to Hellboy if you enjoy having fun at movies. If not, stay away.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on August 01, 2008, 05:09:13 PM
Now that I actually the time and the will to sit through some flicks (at least until the weekend is over), I've got some decisions to make. I can probably squeeze in time to see two or three of these:

Breathless (À Bout de Souffle)
Princess Mononoke
Days of Glory (or Indigènes for those who know French)
Wall-E
My Winnipeg (which finally came out here in Montréal)
Hellboy 2: something about gold


My Winnipeg!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 01, 2008, 05:21:30 PM
Of the ones I have seen (Mononoke, Wall-E, and Hellboy) I suggest watching all of them. They will be a visual feast for the eyes!

You should watch Days of Glory.

Edgar, I haven't seen Winnipeg but i'd go with everything but Hellboy 2 - unless you like being bored to tears, the see "something about gold" ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on August 01, 2008, 05:25:45 PM
Only go to Hellboy if you enjoy having fun at movies. If not, stay away.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 01, 2008, 05:26:49 PM
Only go to Hellboy if you enjoy having fun at movies. If not, stay away.

yes, hellboy 1
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on August 01, 2008, 05:48:08 PM
Only go to Hellboy if you enjoy having fun at movies. If not, stay away.

yes, hellboy 1

Ha!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on August 01, 2008, 06:36:46 PM
Mononoke!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on August 01, 2008, 07:06:02 PM
Breathless, Wall-E and either Mononoke or My Winnipeg.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on August 01, 2008, 07:21:32 PM
Have you seen Mononoke, watch that if not.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 01, 2008, 10:58:28 PM
Hellboy II is probably the most fun I had in the summer all year. Well worth it unless you have something against the fantastical.

WALL-E is easily the best film I've seen in theaters this year.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on August 03, 2008, 01:24:12 PM
Edgar, I'm saddened you didn't just go to 2001 at Cinema du Parc.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on August 06, 2008, 04:57:59 PM
A bittersweet life, Lily Chou-Chou or My Own Private Idaho?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on August 06, 2008, 04:58:46 PM
chou-chou
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on August 06, 2008, 04:59:29 PM
I think you'd like A Bittersweet Life (though I'm sure everyone who has seen Lily Chou-Chou will tell you that's the correct option (edit: see above)).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on August 06, 2008, 05:03:14 PM
All options seem good, but Chou-Chou is the correct one.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on August 06, 2008, 05:04:21 PM
Best order, please:

Die Hard
The Terminator
The Matrix


Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Ronan on August 06, 2008, 05:05:11 PM
Best order, please:

Die Hard
The Terminator
The Matrix



Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on August 06, 2008, 05:11:38 PM
Best order, please:

Die Hard
The Terminator
The Matrix



Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on August 06, 2008, 05:13:13 PM
Best order, please:

Die Hard
RoboCop
The Terminator

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 06, 2008, 05:30:03 PM
Best order, please:

The Terminator
The Matrix
Die Hard



Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on August 06, 2008, 05:31:14 PM

The Matrix
Die Hard
The Terminator

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on August 06, 2008, 05:34:00 PM
Decision made! Thanks folks.

Die Hard
The Matrix
The Terminator


Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Ronan on August 06, 2008, 05:35:22 PM
Good choice
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 06, 2008, 05:46:22 PM

The Matrix
Die Hard
The Terminator



  This is the only correct answer out of all of them.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on August 06, 2008, 06:40:22 PM
Best order, please:

Die Hard
RoboCop
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on August 07, 2008, 12:26:08 AM
Best order:

Die Hard
The Terminator








The Matrix
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: michel on August 07, 2008, 02:26:33 AM
Good choice
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 07, 2008, 08:27:46 AM
It's amazing how wrong all of you can be at times. :P
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on August 07, 2008, 10:11:01 AM
It's amazing how wrong all of you can be at times. :P

I love it when filmspotters write replies like that one, it's fun.

I mean, you're actually wrong, but it's still what keeps me coming back to the boards.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on August 07, 2008, 11:34:57 AM
It's amazing how wrong all of you can be at times. :P

I love it when filmspotters write replies like that one, it's fun.

I mean, you're actually wrong, but it's still what keeps me coming back to the boards.

That's what got me hooked on the show to begin with.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on August 07, 2008, 11:39:23 AM
It's amazing how wrong all of you can be at times. :P

I love it when filmspotters write replies like that one, it's fun.

I mean, you're actually wrong, but it's still what keeps me coming back to the boards.

That's what got me hooked on the show to begin with.
No it isnt.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on August 07, 2008, 11:53:22 AM
What do you mean "no it isn't"?

Why must you be so confrontational with me all the time??

Should we take this outside???

COWARD!!!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on August 07, 2008, 12:12:43 PM
What do you mean "no it isn't"?

Why must you be so confrontational with me all the time??

Should we take this outside???

COWARD!!!
Whoa baby, calm down. You said that's the way you liked it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 07, 2008, 12:13:57 PM
What do you mean "no it isn't"?

Why must you be so confrontational with me all the time??

Should we take this outside???

COWARD!!!
Whoa baby, calm down. You said that's the way you liked it.

If you want it face, you gotta pay.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on August 07, 2008, 12:15:12 PM
What do you mean "no it isn't"?

Why must you be so confrontational with me all the time??

Should we take this outside???

COWARD!!!
Whoa baby, calm down. You said that's the way you liked it.

If you want it face, you gotta pay.
That ain't worth it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on August 07, 2008, 12:16:34 PM
Hey hey hey!

Bedtime arguments belong in the No movie talk section.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 07, 2008, 12:18:14 PM
Hey hey hey!

Bedtime arguments belong in the No movie talk section.

this is a pimp war - there will be casualties.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on August 07, 2008, 12:21:13 PM
Hey hey hey!

Bedtime arguments belong in the No movie talk section.

this is a pimp war - there will be casualties.

This is a pimp war? Oh dear god, I didn't know. Please, I'll get out of your way. I know how explosive these things can get. There was this one time in Paris when I told my prosti-  I've said too much already.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on August 07, 2008, 12:25:03 PM
Hey hey hey!

Bedtime arguments belong in the No movie talk section.

this is a pimp war - there will be casualties.

This is a pimp war? Oh dear god, I didn't know. Please, I'll get out of your way. I know how explosive these things can get. There was this one time in Paris when I told my prosti-  I've said too much already.
You must've angered the local pimps with your accent.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Ronan on August 07, 2008, 12:27:25 PM
(http://i36.tinypic.com/2gt3yv8.jpg)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on August 07, 2008, 12:32:30 PM
Mamma Mia or Pineapple Express?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on August 07, 2008, 12:33:17 PM
Let's say, Pineapple.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on August 07, 2008, 12:34:07 PM
(http://i36.tinypic.com/2gt3yv8.jpg)

Yes, watch it.
Actually I've never seen it but it looks educational.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: J5er on August 07, 2008, 12:43:46 PM
Mamma Mia or Pineapple Express?

pixote

If you like fun extravagant musicals with a few excellent performances, then Mamma Mia! is for you.  If not, and you want to see what everyone else is seeing this week... :P  Double feature sounds like a good idea tho.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on August 07, 2008, 12:49:18 PM
Has anybody seen a film called Mongol?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Ronan on August 07, 2008, 12:52:58 PM
It's pronounced Mongolian Braveheart
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 07, 2008, 01:14:39 PM
Has anybody seen a film called Mongol?

yeah, not a fan.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on August 07, 2008, 01:23:41 PM
It's pronounced Mongolian Braveheart

Weird. That isn't phonetic at all.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on August 07, 2008, 06:44:15 PM
Come Join Our John Ford Marathon:

http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4217.0 (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4217.0)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on August 07, 2008, 06:46:39 PM
Which first?

From the lieberry:

Ed Wood
Ghostbusters
Hearts in Atlantis
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Out of Sight
Affliction
Lost Season 1
Yi Yi
Solaris (russian dude version)
The Seventh Seal

I must watch all of these or else.

I will judge you by your suggestions.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on August 07, 2008, 06:48:48 PM
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly or Out of Sight should be first, depending on your mood.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on August 07, 2008, 06:52:46 PM
By the way, the correct answer for me was:

Die Hard





The Terminator
The Matrix
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on August 07, 2008, 07:32:24 PM
Which first?

From the lieberry:

Ed Wood
Ghostbusters
Hearts in Atlantis
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Out of Sight
Affliction
Lost Season 1
Yi Yi
Solaris (russian dude version)
The Seventh Seal

I must watch all of these or else.

I will judge you by your suggestions.

The Outlaw Josey Wales
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on August 07, 2008, 08:45:09 PM
Lost Season 1 first, duh, then Josey Wales and Yi Yi, then your bracket films, double duh.

Hearts in Atlantis last, if at all.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on August 07, 2008, 09:08:54 PM
Lost Season 1 first, duh, then Josey Wales and Yi Yi, then your bracket films, double duh.

Hearts in Atlantis last, if at all.

pixote

I was listening to The Dark Tower and the Anthony Hopkins character is featured pretty heavily.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 07, 2008, 09:11:53 PM
Um, no. There's no freakin' way you should watch Lost before seeing The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. I'd also put Seventh Seal next. Then maybe Lost. Just know if you need any kind of closure or immediate answers in a series Lost is not gonna fly.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Mandrake on August 07, 2008, 09:27:02 PM
I would watch Mamma Mia -
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on August 07, 2008, 10:07:19 PM
I have already seen Lost and Ghostbusters. I mostly got them for the commentaries.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 13, 2008, 01:31:41 PM
Henry Poole Is Here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laBqNw12InM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laBqNw12InM)

This even worth going to?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on August 16, 2008, 08:03:07 PM
A few suggestions for a fellow filmspotter please.
I just watched François Truffaut's 400 Blows the other night and liked it very much. It was my first Truffaut viewing experience and I'd now like to explore a bit more of his work. Anybody have some Truffaut favorites they could suggest?

Thank you.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on August 16, 2008, 08:06:36 PM
The only film of his I've seen is Jules and Jim. I'd recommend it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on August 16, 2008, 08:11:05 PM
Yes, Jules and Jim is a great place to go next. I love it even more than The 400 Blows.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on August 16, 2008, 10:34:45 PM
His first three are all awesome!

Small Change is my second favorite of his.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on August 16, 2008, 11:59:16 PM
Thank you all kindly.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on August 17, 2008, 10:00:14 PM
just made (yet to eat) dinner, am planning on watching one or two movies tonight, i am saving The Warriors for my second, first, should i watch:

George Washington
Tomorrow We Move (Chantal Akerman)
Black Orpheus
Joy Luck Club
Mala Noche

get your votes in fast, cuz i'll prolly start it in 15-30 min
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on August 17, 2008, 10:14:24 PM
I'll say George Washington if only because I watched it last week.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on August 17, 2008, 10:55:21 PM
If you hate George Washington, I'm going to be very sad.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on August 18, 2008, 02:12:53 PM
just made (yet to eat) dinner, am planning on watching one or two movies tonight, i am saving The Warriors for my second, first, should i watch:

George Washington
Tomorrow We Move (Chantal Akerman)
Black Orpheus
Joy Luck Club
Mala Noche

get your votes in fast, cuz i'll prolly start it in 15-30 min

What did you end up watching?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Ronan on August 18, 2008, 02:26:38 PM
I hope it was George Washington
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on August 18, 2008, 02:29:31 PM
I hope it was Tomorrow We Move.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Ronan on August 18, 2008, 02:30:05 PM
You just like disagreeing with me
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on August 18, 2008, 02:32:00 PM
I believe it was George Washington, but that got first heavy and second interrupted by a phone call and was abandoned.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on August 18, 2008, 02:41:32 PM
Don't lie.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on August 19, 2008, 11:23:33 AM
I believe it was George Washington, but that got first heavy and second interrupted by a phone call and was abandoned.

pixote

this is true, i might finish GW tonight.  i ended up watching The Warriors to cleanse the heaviness. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Think_Long on August 19, 2008, 11:36:30 AM
i don't know if 'heavy' is the term i'd use for GW.  it deals with big things, but not in the sob-inducing way. maybe 'breathy'? i can certainly understand falling asleep to it though
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: aidanbrack on August 20, 2008, 07:55:03 AM
Okay - I'm going to put myself (with some trepidation) in your hands. This Friday I'm going to pop to the cinema after work - should I see...

Get Smart
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
Mamma Mia!
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Wall-E
You Don't Mess With The Zohan


Decide my fate Filmspotters!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Ronan on August 20, 2008, 07:57:21 AM
If you've already seen Wall-E & Hellboy, Zohan has more laughs than you think. Don't tell anyone I said that
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Think_Long on August 20, 2008, 08:30:13 AM
i don't know if you've seen any yet, but definitely get to wall-e first. after that, hellboy, because that's what i would be going to if my friends weren't cheap bastards who never want to see movies
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 20, 2008, 08:44:39 AM
WALL*E for sure but I have heard that Mama Mia is just loads of fun to watch...I have not seen it myself - just yet...but I want to.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 20, 2008, 09:31:26 AM
WALL-E is a must see.
Hellboy II is great
Get Smart should be avoided at all costs unless you find crude prepubescent humor funny.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 20, 2008, 09:48:39 AM
Hellboy II was....ok.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: aidanbrack on August 20, 2008, 10:06:34 AM
Thanks for the responses so far - I have not seen any of the above so far. :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on August 20, 2008, 10:20:59 AM
i don't know if 'heavy' is the term i'd use for GW.  it deals with big things, but not in the sob-inducing way. maybe 'breathy'? i can certainly understand falling asleep to it though

i reckon i was about an hour in, and much of what i'd experienced i was quite unimpressed with.  i had just begun getting sucked in and when i stopped the disc a wave of heaviness sunk in.  i didn't go back to it last night, and have no idea where it's going, so the heavy might have just been about that moment (and where i was at) and might be a poor descriptor for the film as a whole
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on August 20, 2008, 10:22:10 AM
i don't know if 'heavy' is the term i'd use for GW.  it deals with big things, but not in the sob-inducing way. maybe 'breathy'? i can certainly understand falling asleep to it though

Why do you keep using that word? Heavy? Is there something wrong with the Earth's gravitational pull in the future?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 20, 2008, 10:41:40 AM
i don't know if 'heavy' is the term i'd use for GW.  it deals with big things, but not in the sob-inducing way. maybe 'breathy'? i can certainly understand falling asleep to it though

Why do you keep using that word? Heavy? Is there something wrong with the Earth's gravitational pull in the future?

Christy (my girlfriend) is a total science geek and she giggles everytime she hears that...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on August 20, 2008, 10:44:37 AM
i don't know if 'heavy' is the term i'd use for GW.  it deals with big things, but not in the sob-inducing way. maybe 'breathy'? i can certainly understand falling asleep to it though

Why do you keep using that word? Heavy? Is there something wrong with the Earth's gravitational pull in the future?

Christy (my girlfriend) is a total science geek and she giggles everytime she hears that...

One of my Top 10 favourite Back to the Future quotes.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: aidanbrack on August 20, 2008, 02:48:25 PM
Okay... Strike Wall-E off the list. Decided on a whim after the immediate strong response to go catch this after work.
So, the following are still up for grabs for anyone who has yet to voice an opinion:

Get Smart
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
Mamma Mia!
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Wall-E
You Don't Mess With The Zohan


Thanks to everyone who pushed me towards Wall-E - I adored it and I'm so glad I caught it in the cinema.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 20, 2008, 03:04:28 PM
haven't seen Mia or Zohan but stay away from Clones.  Smart is the best choice among that set HB2 is very meh.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on August 20, 2008, 03:06:24 PM
haven't seen Mia or Zohan but stay away from Clones.  Smart is the best choice among that set HB2 is very meh good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 20, 2008, 03:12:17 PM
haven't seen Mia or Zohan but stay away from Clones.  Smart is the best choice among that set HB2 is very meh good blah.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 20, 2008, 03:13:40 PM
haven't seen Mia or Zohan but stay away from Clones.  Smart is the best choice among that set HB2 is very meh.

I did not like the Zohan...

I thought Smart was funny...

HBII = meh
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on August 20, 2008, 03:14:02 PM
haven't seen Mia or Zohan but stay away from Clones.  Smart is the best choice among that set I, underscoreKeithunderscore, am very meh good blah.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on August 20, 2008, 03:14:15 PM
Hellboy 2 was very 'meh' indeed.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on August 20, 2008, 03:14:56 PM
I'm sorry I like movies that are good. I'll go away now and watch Hellboy 2 again.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 20, 2008, 03:16:32 PM
I love squabblin with you guys...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on August 20, 2008, 03:17:13 PM
I'm sorry I like movies that are good. I'll go away now and watch Hellboy 2 again.

Aren't you contradicting yourself there?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 20, 2008, 03:19:46 PM
I'm sorry I like movies that are good blah. I'll go away now and watch Hellboy 2 again.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on August 20, 2008, 03:20:46 PM
I'm sorry I like movies that are good blah. I'll go away now and watch Hellboy 2 again.

That sounds more like it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 20, 2008, 03:24:42 PM
I'm sorry I like movies that are good blah. I'll go away now and watch Hellboy 2 again. And wallow in its mediocrity.

That sounds more like it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 20, 2008, 03:32:53 PM
I love squabblin with you guys...
I love squabblin with just about anyone!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 20, 2008, 03:33:37 PM
I love squabblin with you guys...
I love squabblin with just about anyone!
no you don't
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 20, 2008, 03:38:20 PM
I love squabblin with you guys...
I love squabblin with just about anyone!
no you don't
Yes I do

Wait! Don't start this! :P
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on August 20, 2008, 05:44:11 PM
So, the following are still up for grabs for anyone who has yet to voice an opinion:

Get Smart
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
Mamma Mia!
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Wall-E
You Don't Mess With The Zohan


Mamma Mia!

J5er
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on August 24, 2008, 06:22:10 PM
In Bruges
Rushmore
Irreversible (2nd time)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on August 24, 2008, 07:02:59 PM
In Bruges
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Mandrake on August 24, 2008, 07:07:13 PM
Rushmore
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: saltine on August 24, 2008, 07:07:38 PM
In Bruges

I really enjoyed this film.  Besides, you need to see it for the Filmspots!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on August 24, 2008, 07:18:11 PM
If you like Wes Anderson material, then watch Rushmore. Otherwise, I strongly recommend In Bruges.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 24, 2008, 08:15:35 PM
In Bruges

I really enjoyed this film.  Besides, you need to see it for the Filmspots!
I agree. Definitely In Bruges
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on August 24, 2008, 08:21:49 PM
In Bruges is by far the best of the bunch.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on August 24, 2008, 08:54:00 PM
In Bruges Rushmore is by far the best of the bunch.

Indeed.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on August 24, 2008, 08:58:35 PM
The only good thing about Rushmore is the Serpico performance.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on August 25, 2008, 12:03:28 AM
The only good thing about Rushmore is the Serpico performance.

Yep.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Thor on August 25, 2008, 03:26:09 PM

Irreversible (2nd time)

The other two are more enjoyable, but this does offer a very different viewing experience the 2nd time around. Not sure if it improves it (and would be interested to hear your opinion), but it is definitely quite a change.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 25, 2008, 03:38:01 PM

Irreversible (2nd time)

The other two are more enjoyable, but this does offer a very different viewing experience the 2nd time around. Not sure if it improves it (and would be interested to hear your opinion), but it is definitely quite a change.

you should watch it in reverse - just to piss Noe off.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Mandrake on August 25, 2008, 07:04:09 PM
The Democratic National Convention
Kids
The Getaway
Faces
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: chesterfilms on August 25, 2008, 07:56:14 PM
The Democratic National Convention
or
Faces
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Mandrake on August 27, 2008, 07:28:34 PM
Now?

Flags of our Fathers Blu-ray
The Getaway Blu-Ray

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on August 28, 2008, 12:38:25 AM
Flags
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Think_Long on August 28, 2008, 09:26:33 AM
what are the best takashi miike films? he has so many, i just want a couple of the best
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Mandrake on August 28, 2008, 02:35:29 PM
I have only seen Audition (1999) - I would recommend it but I thought I was going to have a heart attack
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on August 28, 2008, 02:41:04 PM
Happiness of the Katakuris!

Plus Audition, Gozu, Visitor Q and Ichi the Killer.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Thor on August 28, 2008, 06:01:23 PM
what are the best takashi miike films? he has so many, i just want a couple of the best

Audition and Ichi the Killer.

Both are seriously not for the faint-hearted nor for those who like a narrative that makes much sense.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on August 28, 2008, 06:41:03 PM
Happiness of the Katakuris!

Plus Audition, Gozu, Visitor Q and Ichi the Killer.

didn't love Visitor when i saw it, but that was a while ago and my first miike, Katakuris has been at the top of my netflix queueue forever, looking forward to finally experiencing it, the other three listed are all fabulous!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Think_Long on August 29, 2008, 09:41:36 AM

Both are seriously not for the faint-hearted nor for those who like a narrative that makes much sense.

thanks all. although this warning sort of makes me hesitate. . . they'll go on the bottom of the queue, and hopefully i'll be a bit more desensitized by the time they show up
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on August 29, 2008, 09:46:48 AM
Happiness of the Katakuris!

Indeed. It's as legitimately great film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 29, 2008, 04:16:15 PM
Here's my predicament:

So I can either go to an extra credit viewing of On The Waterfront for one of my college classes (for 3 points on the 1000 point scale) or I stay home and watch Zodiac. I've saw On the Waterfront earlier this summer for the first time. However, the mail hasn't arrived yet so I don't even know if Zodiac will come in yet. What should I do? Go for the 3 points (BTW there will be about 10 other viewings of other films fir more extra credit)? or hold out for Fincher's Latest?

You decide.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on August 29, 2008, 04:23:51 PM
On the Waterfront
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Think_Long on August 29, 2008, 04:26:14 PM
take all of the EC you can get, i haven't had the opportunity in years
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 29, 2008, 05:12:49 PM
Once again I end up making up my own mind in the end.  :P

I just found out we get ten more opportunities so now I'm not quite as worried.

I also decided I'm probably too tired to be driving. That and this is the end of a tiring first week. So I'm gonna watch Zodiac, and boy I didn't realize it was this long. But hey, what are Friday nights for?

And by the way I would usually take all the EC but I think this will probably be my easiest class because it's a lot of fun.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on August 29, 2008, 05:21:12 PM
Friday nights are also good for intoxicating oneself with alcoholic beverages, but watching Zodiac is a fine second choice. Getting extra credit on a Friday night would have been a bad choice.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 30, 2008, 01:13:33 AM
Friday nights are also good for intoxicating oneself with alcoholic beverages, but watching Zodiac is a fine second choice. Getting extra credit on a Friday night would have been a bad choice.

Intoxication combined with Zodiac would be extra credit in my book.

Also if you dislike the screenwriting on this particular Fincher film then you will need that extra cred. ;)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on August 30, 2008, 02:36:24 AM
Intoxication combined with Zodiac would be extra credit in my book.

Also if you dislike the screenwriting on this particular Fincher film then you will need that extra cred. ;)

Yeah, seriously. Vanderbilt did such an amazing job.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 30, 2008, 03:24:18 PM
Friday nights are also good for intoxicating oneself with alcoholic beverages, but watching Zodiac is a fine second choice. Getting extra credit on a Friday night would have been a bad choice.

Intoxication combined with Zodiac would be extra credit in my book.

Also if you dislike the screenwriting on this particular Fincher film then you will need that extra cred. ;)
My thoughts (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.msg153594#msg153594)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on September 03, 2008, 08:05:37 AM
Friday nights I tend to do a double feature, generally with a link of some sort. (i.e. Last week was Being John Malkovich and Adaptation and the week before was Husbands and Wives/Annie Hall, however the link doesn't have to be writer/director, have also done thematic i.e. Requiem for a Dream/Trainspotting.) Generally it's me catching up on movies I should've seen years ago.

This week I'm hoping to do Me and You and Everyone We Know, but I have no idea what to watch with it... If worst comes to worst I will probably couple it with Primer, the link being they were reviewed together on an old Cinecast. That said, if anyone has some better ideas, I'd be happy to give them a look see.

Thanking you all in advance.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on September 03, 2008, 02:04:55 PM
This week I'm hoping to do Me and You and Everyone We Know, but I have no idea what to watch with it... If worst comes to worst I will probably couple it with Primer, the link being they were reviewed together on an old Cinecast. That said, if anyone has some better ideas, I'd be happy to give them a look see.

I haven't seen that one, but it sounds like The Station Agent might be a good match, if that's a film you missed.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on September 03, 2008, 02:56:46 PM
a Solondz film might go well with that, and then you can watch them back and forth forever.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on September 03, 2008, 03:01:33 PM
This week I'm hoping to do Me and You and Everyone We Know, but I have no idea what to watch with it...

I think Punch Drunk Love or The Science of Sleep would go well with it, as would pix's pick.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 03, 2008, 03:09:53 PM
a Solondz film might go well with that, and then you can watch them back and forth forever.

HAHA - (was thinking Solondz myself, but Welcome to the Dollhouse or Palindrome?)

recall something like this that alex posted:

))<--->((
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on September 04, 2008, 01:13:36 AM
Friday nights I tend to do a double feature, generally with a link of some sort. (i.e. Last week was Being John Malkovich and Adaptation and the week before was Husbands and Wives/Annie Hall, however the link doesn't have to be writer/director, have also done thematic i.e. Requiem for a Dream/Trainspotting.) Generally it's me catching up on movies I should've seen years ago.

This week I'm hoping to do Me and You and Everyone We Know, but I have no idea what to watch with it... If worst comes to worst I will probably couple it with Primer, the link being they were reviewed together on an old Cinecast. That said, if anyone has some better ideas, I'd be happy to give them a look see.

Thanking you all in advance.

hows about the artist making films route and go with matthew barney or andy warhol (not sure if you have good video shacks at your disposal); i have a yet unwatched VHS copy of Cindy Sherman's Office Killer sitting here
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on September 04, 2008, 09:52:19 AM
hows about the artist making films route and go with matthew barney or andy warhol (not sure if you have good video shacks at your disposal); i have a yet unwatched VHS copy of Cindy Sherman's Office Killer sitting here

The easier artist making film choice would be Schnabel.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on September 04, 2008, 12:14:22 PM
it's true
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Thor on September 05, 2008, 01:33:28 PM
Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express, or Hamlet 2?

Taking the wife to the movies tonight. I haven't seen any of these comedies, and we don't have a preference...

I've seen True Romance - she hasn't - does that have any bearing on enjoyment of Pineapple Express?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 05, 2008, 04:06:12 PM
Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express, or Hamlet 2?

Taking the wife to the movies tonight. I haven't seen any of these comedies, and we don't have a preference...

I've seen True Romance - she hasn't - does that have any bearing on enjoyment of Pineapple Express?

Haven't seen Hamlet so I'd have to go with TT - of course there is always Bangkok Dangerous!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Thor on September 05, 2008, 04:26:18 PM
Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express, or Hamlet 2?

Taking the wife to the movies tonight. I haven't seen any of these comedies, and we don't have a preference...

I've seen True Romance - she hasn't - does that have any bearing on enjoyment of Pineapple Express?

Haven't seen Hamlet so I'd have to go with TT - of course there is always Bangkok Dangerous!

Not likely. The last Nic Cage film I saw in theatres was Adaptation, and before that one i think it was probably The Rock...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on September 05, 2008, 05:26:46 PM
Alright, so say I know someone who really likes and appreciates movies a lot. He has a pretty solid understanding of them and generally good taste. However, this person claims to hate old movies. He hasn't really seen very many, but he can't get excited about them. What is the one "classic" film that will get him to start loving old movies (most likely black & white)?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on September 05, 2008, 05:29:13 PM
B&W - Casablanca
Coloriffic - Singin' In the Rain has been very on my mind lately
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on September 05, 2008, 05:30:55 PM
B&W - Casablanca
Coloriffic - Singin' In the Rain has been very on my mind lately

Good suggestions. I was considering these, until he said, "There's no CINECAST!ing way I'm going to like Casablanca... and I hate musicals". They're still options though. Thanks.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on September 05, 2008, 05:34:34 PM
B&W - Casablanca
Coloriffic - Singin' In the Rain has been very on my mind lately

Good suggestions. I was considering these, until he said, "There's no CINECAST!ing way I'm going to like Casablanca... and I hate musicals". They're still options though. Thanks.

How about a Hitchcock? Strangers on a Train or Notorious? (Or, hey, Psycho is black and white, too.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on September 05, 2008, 05:36:53 PM
B&W - Casablanca
Coloriffic - Singin' In the Rain has been very on my mind lately

Good suggestions. I was considering these, until he said, "There's no CINECAST!ing way I'm going to like Casablanca... and I hate musicals". They're still options though. Thanks.

little does he know!  what does this person like?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on September 05, 2008, 05:39:55 PM
I am definitely strongly considering Hitchcock. Thanks, oneaprilday.

Like I said, the guy has pretty good taste. We agree about a lot of movies. He really likes In Bruges, Zodiac, Boogie Nights. Doesn't care for The Usual Suspects, Memento, There Will Be Blood.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on September 05, 2008, 05:40:33 PM
I do like the Hitchcock suggestion. How about Sullivan's Travels? M?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on September 05, 2008, 06:03:00 PM
The Third Man
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on September 05, 2008, 06:29:37 PM
So should I watch

Young Mr. Lincoln
The Sting
The Passenger
Yi-Yi
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on September 05, 2008, 06:33:51 PM
Yi Yi

The other ones are probably good, too.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on September 05, 2008, 07:05:51 PM
Young Mr. Lincoln; there's a marathon thread waiting for you afterwards. Also, it's the best of the bunch.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on September 05, 2008, 07:15:59 PM
Alright, so say I know someone who really likes and appreciates movies a lot. He has a pretty solid understanding of them and generally good taste. However, this person claims to hate old movies. He hasn't really seen very many, but he can't get excited about them. What is the one "classic" film that will get him to start loving old movies (most likely black & white)?

Body and Soul, The Ox-Bow Incident, Stalag 17, 12 Angry Men, The Hustler, or maybe just Bambi.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 05, 2008, 09:25:58 PM
The Third Man
I second that. The Third Man would probably do it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on September 06, 2008, 05:46:41 AM
Alright, so say I know someone who really likes and appreciates movies a lot. He has a pretty solid understanding of them and generally good taste. However, this person claims to hate old movies. He hasn't really seen very many, but he can't get excited about them. What is the one "classic" film that will get him to start loving old movies (most likely black & white)?

Just a suggestion, but... Double Indemnity?

So should I watch

Young Mr. Lincoln
The Sting
The Passenger
Yi-Yi

Yi-Yi. If it's anywhere near as good as A Brighter Summer Day it'll be pretty good indeed.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on September 06, 2008, 08:04:04 AM
Yi Yi

The other ones are probably good, too.

They are probably good but Yi Yi is wonderful.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on September 06, 2008, 11:14:26 AM
i'm not sure this makes sense  ;)

Like I said, the guy has pretty good taste.

 he said, "There's no CINECAST!ing way I'm going to like Casablanca... and I hate musicals".

He really likes In Bruges, Zodiac, Boogie Nights.

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 06, 2008, 11:41:04 AM
I am definitely strongly considering Hitchcock. Thanks, oneaprilday.

Like I said, the guy has pretty good taste. We agree about a lot of movies. He really likes Zodiac
All the President's Men!! ;D

Wait. It's in color. Never mind.  :P

What about Psycho?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on September 06, 2008, 02:08:09 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, everybody. I'll let you know how it works out.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on September 10, 2008, 09:18:34 PM
The Eel (Shohei Imamura, 1998)
or
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (which is scheduled to play on TCM in another 13 minutes)?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on September 10, 2008, 09:27:13 PM
The Eel
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: philip918 on September 11, 2008, 03:53:08 PM
The deadline is well past, but The Eel is a very interesting film.  Some of it didn't quite work for me, but overall it's well worth your time.  I'm sure Mr. Smith Goes to Washington will be on TV again shortly.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on September 12, 2008, 12:43:46 AM
barring pix announcing some Far East pairs in the next tenish hours, i'll be heading to the local video shack in the morning for three new titles.  i have some ideas, but what do you think i should pick up?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on September 12, 2008, 12:46:59 AM
Have you seen The Verdict?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: philip918 on September 12, 2008, 01:46:57 AM
I loved Reprise and I'm looking forward to picking that up soon.  One of my favorite films so far this year just out on DVD, so I'd definitely recommend that.

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on September 12, 2008, 11:14:09 AM
i've done neither, but i'm no longer making it to the video hut today, 24 more hours for suggestions  :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on September 13, 2008, 12:33:43 PM
White (the second film in the Colors trilogy)
The Suspect (1944, Robert Siodmak)
The Fall (2006, Tarsem Singh)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988, Martin Scorsese)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on September 13, 2008, 12:34:27 PM
Red is the 3rd film in the Three Colors trilogy. Blue is the first and White is the second.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on September 13, 2008, 12:36:07 PM
Yeah, Red is the one to watch, provided you've already seen Blue and White.  Otherwise, the Siodmak film is pretty great.  Charles Laughton plus film noir equals good times.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on September 13, 2008, 12:36:36 PM
Fixed and sorry. White is what I meant to write anyways. I watched Blue a few weeks ago and was impressed. I waited a couple of weeks to let the movie set in and now I may be ready to continue the trilogy.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on September 13, 2008, 12:38:27 PM
Fixed and sorry.

Too little, too late.  I hate you now.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on September 13, 2008, 12:39:28 PM
Fixed and sorry.

Too little, too late.  I hate you now.

pixote

bah humbug.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on September 14, 2008, 10:16:56 AM
McCabe and Mrs. Miller ("But it's a Western! I usually don't like Westerns...")
The Fisher King ("But it's Robin Williams! I usually don't like Robin Williams...")
Beautiful Girls ("But can it really be as good as CSSchneider said it was?")
Hamlet - Mel Gibson version ("But it's Mel Gibson! He'll surely massacre my beloved Shakespeare!")
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on September 14, 2008, 10:21:46 AM
The Fisher King. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on September 14, 2008, 10:34:19 AM
That Hamlet is actually pretty decent but The Fisher King is one of Gilliam's best.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on September 14, 2008, 12:13:12 PM
McCabe and Mrs. Miller!  Don't think of it as a western, think of it as a film that uses Leonard Cohen on its soundtrack -- really well.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on September 14, 2008, 10:55:49 PM
McCabe and Mrs. Miller!

Definitely.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Mandrake on September 14, 2008, 10:59:50 PM
The Fisher King. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Definitely.



Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on September 14, 2008, 11:08:05 PM
McCabe and Mrs. Miller!

Definitely.
I haven't seen it, but it's also the only one I don't dislike. Go with it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 16, 2008, 02:53:27 PM
Towelhead - RT 52% with 50 reviews, MC 56 with 21 reviews
 or
Ghost Town - RT 100% with 6 reviews
 or
Lakeview Terrace - RT 50% with 12 reviews
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on September 16, 2008, 03:10:51 PM
Is this even a serious question?

Sam Jackson always wins.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 16, 2008, 03:24:16 PM
Is this even a serious question?

Sam Jackson always wins.

not sure why, but I expected that.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 16, 2008, 04:16:01 PM
Also next week:

Miracle at St. Anna
 or
Eagle Eye

nm, just got EyMAXED for the next day (sweeeeet)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 16, 2008, 04:39:51 PM
Both look like crap but Eagle Eye is where I would go because it has the least ridiculous premise of the two. :P
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 16, 2008, 08:02:24 PM
All right, so I was going to watch The Exorcist for my dictation, but it's too late for something like that, even with the lights on. So I now have a decision to make...

Fargo or The Big Lebowski? Keep in mind that I've seen both, but never straight through in a single viewing. I was also thinking about crossing Pulp Fiction off of my Top 5 ashamed list, but I'm in the Coen mood so unless it's strongly recommended over the previous two I'll save it for a later time.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on September 16, 2008, 08:04:30 PM
Fargo.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on September 16, 2008, 08:07:40 PM
Both.

They both equate to high quality Coen brothers fun fun.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 16, 2008, 08:22:48 PM
That one's queued up too, plus it came out first so I guess I should keep everything in chronological order. Now to decide if I want to start collecting Coen DVDs or Van Sant DVDs after I get the last few to close out my Burton collection.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 17, 2008, 11:00:37 AM
That one's queued up too, plus it came out first so I guess I should keep everything in chronological order. Now to decide if I want to start collecting Coen DVDs or Van Sant DVDs after I get the last few to close out my Burton collection.

Van Sant will cost you more as he's got 2 criterions, you'll also have to constantly explain to everyone why you own Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and Finding Forrester.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on September 17, 2008, 11:05:08 AM
You don't need to buy Finding Forester.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 17, 2008, 11:08:22 AM
You don't need to buy Finding Forester.

You're the man now, dog! (this would be a good slogan for a certain anthropomorphized mezoamerican canis comedy coming soon to a theater near you)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on September 17, 2008, 11:09:53 AM
You don't need to buy Finding Forester.

You're the man now, dog! (this would be a good slogan for a certain anthropomorphized mezoamerican canis comedy coming soon to a theater near you)

Yeah, I can see that hapenning. Want to start storyboarding?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on September 17, 2008, 11:12:20 AM
That one's queued up too, plus it came out first so I guess I should keep everything in chronological order. Now to decide if I want to start collecting Coen DVDs or Van Sant DVDs after I get the last few to close out my Burton collection.

Van Sant will cost you more as he's got 2 criterions, you'll also have to constantly explain to everyone why you own Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and Finding Forrester.

yeah skip those two, and i would say skip mala noche (not a bad film (though not a particularly good one), just more money than it's worth)....but the rest you should get.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 17, 2008, 11:13:07 AM
You don't need to buy Finding Forester.

You're the man now, dog! (this would be a good slogan for a certain anthropomorphized mezoamerican canis comedy coming soon to a theater near you)

Yeah, I can see that hapenning. Want to start storyboarding?

huh?  I was refering to everyones favorite love to hate extravaganza
Chihuahua!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on September 18, 2008, 03:44:13 PM
Well, unexpectedly I find myself with a weekend off and home alone.  I had planned to go with my partner to visit her grandmother but her grandmother asked if just Jan can come (I think it's because she's 95 and slowing down and loves to make a massive to-do for visitors and feels bad that she can't) so after clearing the calendar so I could be out of town, I won't be.  And I'll be pretty much stuck at home with the crazy rescued dog we're fostering who has severe separation anxiety and acts out by EATING THE SOFA.

So I just sent back a Netflix today and if things go as they have lately, they'll receive it tomorrow and start a new one out to me and I'll likely get it on Friday.  I can get anything I want without worrying that Jan won't be interested in (something really sad, really gory, or "too much reading" (foreign--she likes foreign movies but has to be in a particular mood to "read a movie" as she says), and I'll have time to enjoy a long involved movie if that's my preference.

However, I won't be able to run out and get a pile of Asian food so I'm going to put off watching Eat Drink Man Woman (at the top of my queue currently) or my 2 Asian movie matchups.  I probably don't want to watch a horror movie while I'm home alone.

With those qualifiers, what movie do you think I should put at the top of my queue in the hopes of watching it uninterrupted over the weekend?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on September 18, 2008, 03:59:19 PM
If you haven't seen There Will Be Blood yet, that would be at the top of my list. Going foreign, The Diving Bell and The Butterfly is amazing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on September 18, 2008, 04:01:47 PM
Any particular genre Colleen?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on September 18, 2008, 04:23:56 PM
I second the reco for There will Be Blood and you should of course add  this  (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4425.msg155353#msg155353) to the list as well :D.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on September 18, 2008, 05:08:21 PM
I forgot to mention that Punch Drunk Love is already at home and will certainly be watched this weekend!

So this would be in addition.

Okay in consideration I have at the moment:

--Yi Yi (I've heard so much praise for it here)

--There Will Be Blood

--Diving Bell and the Butterfly

And picking a few random classics on my queue that I've never seen...

--Spartacus

--Chinatown

--The 400 Blows


Of those, which should move to the top of the queue?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on September 18, 2008, 06:09:43 PM
Yi Yi or 400 Blows. Either way you're in for a treat.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on September 18, 2008, 06:15:01 PM
Yi Yi or 400 Blows. Either way you're in for a treat.

Although I haven't seen Yi Yi yet (but will soon), I conquer with roujin. 400 Blows is beautiful. Pick that.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on September 18, 2008, 06:25:01 PM
I'll third 400 Blows, for sure.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on September 18, 2008, 06:26:35 PM
I'll third There Will Be Blood. And fourth it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 18, 2008, 06:27:12 PM
I'll third There Will Be Blood. And fourth it.
I'll fifth it! and sixth it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on September 18, 2008, 06:28:59 PM
I'm going to go with 400 Blows.  Although all the others are in the queue as well and I certainly plan to see them sometime...

And my GF just told me that the internet is back up at home (WHEW!) after being down for a couple of days, and I'll have access to Watch it Now as well.  Yay!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on September 18, 2008, 06:30:30 PM
Good call.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on September 18, 2008, 06:39:00 PM
Good luck.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on September 23, 2008, 04:31:28 PM
Oldboy
The Bank Job
Jules and Jim
sex, lies, and videotape
Murder, My Sweet
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on September 23, 2008, 04:36:15 PM
If you want your senses shaken, then Oldboy
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 23, 2008, 04:37:05 PM
seriously what are ya in the mood for - quite some variety there.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on September 23, 2008, 04:38:10 PM
seriously what are ya in the mood for - quite some variety there.

that's the problem, I don't really know what kind of mood I am in

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 23, 2008, 04:40:16 PM
then go with Bank Job - less engrossing than the rest.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on September 23, 2008, 04:42:36 PM
Go for Oldboy. You won't soon forget it. I promise.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on September 23, 2008, 04:44:34 PM
Go for Oldboy. You won't soon forget it. I promise.

I was assigned Lady Vengeance for the September Dictator Club, so I decided to watch the whole Vengeance Trilogy, I have already watched Sympathy for Mr Vengeance.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on September 23, 2008, 04:47:21 PM
Oldboy! Oldboy!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 23, 2008, 04:54:45 PM
Go for Oldboy. You won't soon forget it. I promise.

I was assigned Lady Vengeance for the September Dictator Club, so I decided to watch the whole Vengeance Trilogy, I have already watched Sympathy for Mr Vengeance.

well then - Oldboy fer sure.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on September 23, 2008, 06:01:19 PM
Murder, My Sweet!  When in doubt, Dick Powell is the answer.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on September 23, 2008, 08:25:53 PM
Jules and Jim... or sex, lies, and videotape.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on September 23, 2008, 08:32:20 PM
jules et jim.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on September 23, 2008, 09:35:04 PM
You guys are so confusing, every movie has been suggested!   ;)  I will get to all of them eventually. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Mandrake on September 26, 2008, 06:36:16 PM
need your help --

Snow Angels      
House of Games      
Syriana (blu-ray)   
The Thin Blue Line      
Chungking Express
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on September 26, 2008, 06:42:23 PM
Syriana, especially since it's in BlueRay format.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on September 26, 2008, 06:43:24 PM
1. Chungking Express
2. The Thin Blue Line

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 26, 2008, 07:09:23 PM
Chungking Express

Syriana is excessively lame. and Snow Angels is disappointing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on September 26, 2008, 09:02:43 PM
need your help --

Snow Angels      
House of Games      
Syriana (blu-ray)   
The Thin Blue Line      
Chungking Express

Chungking since it's almost the end of the month... ;)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on September 27, 2008, 05:30:07 AM
Definitely House of Games. Such a fun film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 03, 2008, 07:18:46 PM
(http://flann4.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/eraserhead.jpg) or (http://missgeeky.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/beverly-hills-chihuahua.jpg)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on October 03, 2008, 07:19:29 PM
Both at the same time, somehow.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Thor on October 03, 2008, 07:22:31 PM
(http://flann4.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/eraserhead.jpg) or (http://missgeeky.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/beverly-hills-chihuahua.jpg)

If you asked someone living a hundred years ago or a hundred years in the future to explain the existence of either, they wouldn't be able to do so.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 03, 2008, 09:24:03 PM
I Chihuaha, just because I want someone to talk to when I am inevitably torment by this film. We could form a support group! ;D We we just need to keep out the tourists.  ;)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on October 03, 2008, 11:03:03 PM
Eraserhead!  You can watch that piece of shit Chihuahua film any other CINECAST!ing time!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 04, 2008, 09:51:58 AM
Eraserhead!  You can watch that piece of shit Chihuahua film any other CINECAST!ing time!
You're just prejudice against Mexican dogs! :P
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on October 04, 2008, 10:02:25 AM
That's a choice I'd rather not make.

Now that I think of it however, I suppose Eraserhaed is easier to make fun of, so I would suggest that.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on October 11, 2008, 06:44:02 PM
Blade Runner
Das Experiment
Mimic
Irreversable
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on October 11, 2008, 06:56:37 PM
Das Experiment.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 11, 2008, 07:13:30 PM
Blade Runner! And then Blade Runner again! And again! And again!  ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on October 11, 2008, 07:15:52 PM
Blade Runner
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on October 11, 2008, 07:16:55 PM
Too late!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on October 11, 2008, 07:42:44 PM
I'm gonna do Blade Runner (in HD!) after Das Experiment.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 11, 2008, 09:39:26 PM
I'm gonna do Blade Runner (in HD!) after Das Experiment.
heck yea, Blade Runner is awesome in HD
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on October 12, 2008, 01:00:56 AM
I'm gonna do Blade Runner (in HD!) after Das Experiment.
heck yea, Blade Runner is awesome in HD


I just watch it again on Blu and played it with the producers/writers commentary. The writers are particularly fascinating as they discuss a lot about how the film evolved in the writing stages. They are also hilarious and have a really great chemistry (often arguing about who did or didn't write what.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on October 16, 2008, 05:59:18 PM
Rashomon
Cries and Whispers
San Quentin
Naked Lunch
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on October 16, 2008, 06:02:01 PM
I'd go for some Naked Lunch right now.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 16, 2008, 06:17:55 PM
I'd go for some Naked Lunch right now.

Just stay away from the Jamaican restaurant if your planning that - you don't want to show off your Rashomon, it can lead to an arrest, then you'll wind up in San Quentin surrounded by the Cries and Whispers of the other inmates.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on October 16, 2008, 06:19:50 PM
I'd go for some Naked Lunch right now.

Just stay away from the Jamaican restaurant if your planning that - you don't want to show off your Rashomon, it can lead to an arrest, then you'll wind up in San Quentin surrounded by the Cries and Whispers of the other inmates.

I'll take that into consideration. Thank you. You have no idea how close I was to doing just that.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 16, 2008, 06:26:36 PM
Did I mention i'm bored & still working yet?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on October 17, 2008, 09:44:51 AM
Okay so I'm hoping to go see a movie this afternoon and I have a gift card for the local Landmark.  Here's what's playing:

Body of Lies - Ridley Scott, but not great reviews
Burn After Reading - Coens, but not great reviews
Nick and Norah - seems uninteresting, but well reviewed
The Pool - haven't seen any reviews, don't know much about it
Secret Life of Bees - looks sappy, Ebert liked it a lot, and I like the cast
W. - vowed never again on Oliver Stone, but I'm curious about this, like Josh Brolin after NCFOM.

Or I could go to the other art theater, where the choices are:

Choke - the posters gross me out, the story sounds unintersting, and i'm suspicious of how hip Pahlaniuk is.  Seems like a guy thing.
The Duchess - has the sumptuous historical setting going for it, but haven't heard much about it
Religulous - can't stand Bill Maher but mildly curious about the topic
Transsiberian- never heard of it

Or I could go to the AMC theater for

City of Ember - haven't heard much about this, kids movie?
Express- sports movie, which doesn't do much for me
Lakeview Terrace-curious but know it's probably a B movie at best
Max Payne- don't know anything about it
Miracle at St. Anna - Spike Lee, but not very well reviewed
Quarantine - don't know anything about it
Sex Drive - ditto
Tyler Perry's the Family that Preys - ditto

So, what would you recommend?


There are pros and cons for any of the movies and none is one I overwhelmingly want to see, but I would love to get out of the house for a movie.  Thoughts/recommendations?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on October 17, 2008, 09:52:13 AM
W!




pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on October 17, 2008, 10:09:16 AM
I would suggest Burn After Reading, but I'm also one of the few on the boards who enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 17, 2008, 10:09:40 AM
I would suggest Burn After Reading, but I'm also one of the few on the boards who enjoyed it.

I would say the same thing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on October 17, 2008, 10:15:15 AM
Burn. Or if you're adventurous, Quarantine is an American remake of a really good Spanish horror film [REC]. Could be good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 17, 2008, 10:19:09 AM
W!




pixote

Vanna?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on October 17, 2008, 10:22:24 AM
I liked Burn but I know some didn't. I'm kind of curious about Nick and Norah but am in no rush. W might be fun, if it's as campy as the ads indicate. Long story short, go with Burn. Just don't expect No Country part 2.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on October 17, 2008, 10:23:29 AM
Hmmmm that ups my interest in Quarantine because I've totally been watching for [REC] to come out on DVD here.  But that theatre is my least favorite of the three locations.  

I might have to go see another movie this weekend :)

Right now I'm between W and Burn since both are at my preferred movie theatre and I won't have to come out of pocket for anything but the popcorn.

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on October 17, 2008, 10:26:38 AM
I think they're gonna release [REC] after Quarantine comes out on DVD or something. It's backwards.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on October 17, 2008, 10:43:40 AM
Don't see Quarantine, just acquire [rec].
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on October 17, 2008, 11:42:43 AM
Last chance for any votes :)

Right now I'm leaning toward W.  Despite my anti Oliver Stone vow.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on October 17, 2008, 11:44:29 AM
Right now I'm leaning toward W.  Despite my anti Oliver Stone vow.

Fifty point fonts FTW!

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 17, 2008, 12:16:05 PM
Ran
Yume (Dreams)
The Trap  (http://www.filmmovement.com/filmcatalog/index.asp?MerchandiseID=171)
My Kid Could Paint That
Dances With Wolves (It goes off of netflix instant the 21st)

I'm gonna watch The New World Extended Cut this evening if I don't stark going into Malick withdraw before then.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on October 17, 2008, 12:27:20 PM
I'm going against conventional and saying you should give Dances with Wolves a shot.

You should also match Dreams up against another Far East bracket film before you watch it.  This one (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103316/), maybe?  Or maybe one of the other two Kurosawa films?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on October 17, 2008, 04:06:35 PM
In what order?

This is England
In the year of the pig
Look back in anger
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on October 17, 2008, 05:33:38 PM
In what order?

This is England
In the year of the pig
Look back in anger

I'd say watch from the bottom up (and/or chronologically).

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on October 17, 2008, 06:38:59 PM
Right now I'm leaning toward W.  Despite my anti Oliver Stone vow.

Fifty point fonts FTW!

pixote

Indeed.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 18, 2008, 06:25:53 PM
The Saddest Music in the World, Talk to Her, or Ikiru?

Keep in mind any of these would be my first film from each director, and that Ikiru is probably the least likely to happen because I am only about 65% sure that I can get a copy of it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on October 18, 2008, 06:30:40 PM
Talk to Her?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 18, 2008, 06:47:46 PM
Is that a question? Thanks for the suggestion, I'll start it up very shortly.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 18, 2008, 07:28:13 PM
I would say Ikiru is a misleading place tostart for Kurosawa. Seven Samurai or The Hidden Fortress is a better place to start with Kurosawa.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on October 18, 2008, 07:38:33 PM
Or Rashomon!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 18, 2008, 08:05:00 PM
Or Rashomon!
That's my favorite but I figure a samurai film is the best way to be eased into Kurosawa. Hey! Yojimbo!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on October 23, 2008, 11:41:22 AM
Or Rashomon!
That's my favorite but I figure a samurai film is the best way to be eased into Kurosawa. Hey! Yojimbo!
I think it's misleading to claim that you need to start with a samurai film. As long as you watch all three of those films, it doesn't matter which you watch first.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 23, 2008, 05:13:19 PM
Or Rashomon!
That's my favorite but I figure a samurai film is the best way to be eased into Kurosawa. Hey! Yojimbo!
I think it's misleading to claim that you need to start with a samurai film. As long as you watch all three of those films, it doesn't matter which you watch first.
True
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on October 25, 2008, 09:36:02 PM
Kurosawa. Mmmmmm.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: NedMeier on October 26, 2008, 07:54:53 AM
The Saddest Music in the World, Talk to Her, or Ikiru?

Keep in mind any of these would be my first film from each director, and that Ikiru is probably the least likely to happen because I am only about 65% sure that I can get a copy of it.

I would watch Saddest Music in the World first. You will never see another movie like it. Unless you watch more Maddin.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on October 26, 2008, 11:10:22 AM
Could you please suggest a good double feature out of these? (I'm not 100% sure if I'll actually get through two, though, as I am strangely tired today)

Playtime
The Red Shoes
My Neighbor the Yamadas
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Brief Encounter
Love in the Afternoon
The Lady from Shanghai
The Bow (Kim Ki-Duk)

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 26, 2008, 11:26:14 AM
Playtime!  ;D

Edit: Finally read the text above the list. Just watch Playtime twice, but sit in a different chair. It we an interesting experience.  ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on October 26, 2008, 11:28:17 AM
Could you please suggest a good double feature out of these? (I'm not 100% sure if I'll actually get through two, though, as I am strangely tired today)

Red Shoes and Yamadas... Or substitute Yamadas with Lady from Shanghai.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on October 26, 2008, 11:38:24 AM
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a good Sunday film. Add Brief Encounters to that and you should have a good time.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on October 26, 2008, 11:41:43 AM
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a good Sunday film. Add Brief Encounters to that and you should have a good time.

Sounds good to me.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on October 27, 2008, 02:35:38 AM
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a good Sunday film. Add Brief Encounters to that and you should have a good time.

The description "a good Sunday film" convinced me to go with Cat, and it was the perfect Sunday film, so thanks! After that, I got distracted and never started another one...

Playtime!  ;D

Edit: Finally read the text above the list. Just watch Playtime twice, but sit in a different chair. It we an interesting experience.  ;D

Interesting suggestion! I may try that some time ;)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on October 28, 2008, 04:18:44 PM
Rachel Getting Married or Happy-Go-Lucky
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on October 28, 2008, 04:29:05 PM
Rachel Getting Married or Happy-Go-Lucky

You're going to the cine to see either one? If so, take a chance on Rachel Getting Married. I watched Happy Go Lucky a few weeks back through 'questionable methods' and while I thought it was fine, I wouldn't spend 12$ on it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on October 28, 2008, 04:35:37 PM
Rachel Getting Married or Happy-Go-Lucky

They're both good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on October 28, 2008, 04:38:47 PM
Rachel Getting Married or Happy-Go-Lucky

They're both good.
Yes, but I don't expect to have time for both.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 28, 2008, 04:55:49 PM
Rachel Getting Married or Happy-Go-Lucky

They're both good.
Yes, but I don't expect to have time for both.

Seeing one or the other this eve depending on when the screening of The Changeling gets out - I'll let you know which to see tomorrow.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on October 28, 2008, 04:56:36 PM
Rachel Getting Married without a doubt.  Unless you're some sort of masochist.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on October 28, 2008, 04:57:30 PM
face has been known to hang out with that kind of crowd. Maybe it rubbed off on him.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on October 28, 2008, 06:02:16 PM
face has been known to hang out with that kind of crowd. Maybe it rubbed off on him.
Oh man that's dirty.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on October 28, 2008, 06:10:02 PM
Is that how you acquired the gaceboy tag?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on October 28, 2008, 06:11:56 PM
Is that how you acquired the gaceboy tag?
No that was Alex's fault.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on October 28, 2008, 07:36:18 PM
Rachel Getting Married or Happy-Go-Lucky

They're both good.
Yes, but I don't expect to have time for both.

I'm just saying you can't go wrong either way.

But if I had to guess which you'd like better, I'd say Happy-Go-Lucky.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on October 28, 2008, 08:15:23 PM
Rachel Getting Married or Happy-Go-Lucky

They're both good.
Yes, but I don't expect to have time for both.

I'm just saying you can't go wrong either way.

But if I had to guess which you'd like better, I'd say Happy-Go-Lucky.
I'm having that feeling too, but I'm gonna risk it tonight with Rachel and try to find time for Poppy on Thursday.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on October 29, 2008, 12:16:27 AM
Rachel is great. Good choice.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 29, 2008, 12:49:56 AM
Rachel is great. Good choice.

Yeah, i loved it - Changeling... meh.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on October 29, 2008, 01:00:33 AM
Changeling didn't look too good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on October 29, 2008, 01:10:15 AM
Yeah, i really liked Rachel. I wish Changeling looked/was better. I'd love to support vegan filmmakers more.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: NedMeier on October 29, 2008, 04:12:47 PM
Haven't seen either but it is hard to bet against Clint.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on October 30, 2008, 05:40:41 PM
Yeah, i really liked Rachel. I wish Changeling looked/was better. I'd love to support vegan filmmakers more.

Clint is a vegan?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on October 30, 2008, 09:03:46 PM
Yeah, i really liked Rachel. I wish Changeling looked/was better. I'd love to support vegan filmmakers more.

Clint is a vegan?
Yes.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 30, 2008, 10:56:54 PM
Yeah, i really liked Rachel. I wish Changeling looked/was better. I'd love to support vegan filmmakers more.

Clint is a vegan?
Yes.

that explains a lot. ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on November 01, 2008, 08:01:28 PM
Which?

12 Angry Men
3-Iron
4 Months 3 Weeks & 2 Days
9 1/2 Weeks
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on November 01, 2008, 08:18:26 PM
3-Iron
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on November 01, 2008, 08:26:46 PM
12 Angry Men
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on November 01, 2008, 08:29:00 PM
12 Angry Men
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on November 01, 2008, 10:13:34 PM
Roujin won with quickness. I watched 3 Iron.... kinda meh. :-[
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on November 01, 2008, 10:29:54 PM
Could have been worse ;)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: NedMeier on November 02, 2008, 06:36:12 PM
Roujin won with quickness. I watched 3 Iron.... kinda meh. :-[

3 Iron is ok. 12 Angry Men is a must watch.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 02, 2008, 10:46:14 PM
This weekend, I'm going to get the film I'm assigned for this month.  I'm also going to rent another film.

Which should I pick?

The Visitor
Paranoid Park
The Go-Getter
Snow Angels
In Bruges
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 02, 2008, 10:47:49 PM
The Visitor or PP... tough one

I'd say start with TV.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on November 02, 2008, 10:51:01 PM
Paranoid Park although that's the only one on the list I've watched :).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on November 02, 2008, 10:51:31 PM
In Bruges is "fun".
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on November 03, 2008, 07:31:31 AM
Paranoid Park is fun. And better.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 03, 2008, 07:33:57 AM
In Bruges  ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 07, 2008, 01:08:16 PM
Synecdoche, New York or The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas? I know they are pretty different, but I need to get to a theater or I'm going to go insane. I can't wait for Let the Right One In any longer and these two just came in this week. I haven't been to see a film since Burn After Reading opened it's first week.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on November 07, 2008, 01:11:47 PM
Synecdoche, New York.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on November 07, 2008, 03:03:10 PM
The other one
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on November 07, 2008, 03:05:42 PM
The answer to this age old question will never be Midnight Meat Train unless the other option is death. Even then it's a draw.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: its2early4flapjacks on November 07, 2008, 04:10:58 PM
This weekend, I'm going to get the film I'm assigned for this month.  I'm also going to rent another film.

Which should I pick?

The Visitor
Paranoid Park
The Go-Getter
Snow Angels
In Bruges


You've probably already picked by now but i'll say my piece anyway. In Bruges, Snow Angels and The Visitor are all brilliant watches. I'm perplexed, on the other hand, by the lauding that Paranoid Park was given. I already commented on it on another thread so i won't rip it now. It was okay but very overrated for me.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on November 07, 2008, 05:04:27 PM
I picked up a couple of movies for the weekend from the library. I can't decide which to watch tonight.

Sunshine
Network
Le Cercle Rouge
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on November 07, 2008, 05:10:07 PM
Sunshine!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 07, 2008, 05:17:20 PM
Sunshine.

Skip Network.  :P
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on November 07, 2008, 05:17:28 PM
Sunshine is very good.


That said, I haven't seen the others so...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on November 07, 2008, 05:19:23 PM
Sunshine it is. Thanks!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on November 07, 2008, 05:20:24 PM
You're welcome! Le Circle Rouge is also awesome.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on November 07, 2008, 06:09:06 PM
Role Models
Rachel Getting Married
Ashes of Time Redux
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
High School Musical 3
Happy-Go-Lucky
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Strongly leaning towards the first one.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 07, 2008, 06:12:54 PM
Role Models
Rachel Getting Married
Ashes of Time Redux
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
High School Musical 3
Happy-Go-Lucky
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Strongly leaning towards the first one.

pixote

You and me both. For me it's between that, Rachel, and Z and M for tomorrow, but I think Role Models seems like a solid comedy, I love Rudd and it'll be nice to see how Mintz-Plasse follows up McLovin, with what appears to be a similar type character, but I'd imagine that Zack and Miri would have a little more credibility as a 'film.' I don't know how you feel about Kevin Smith pix, but if you're not crazy about his older films and are looking for a comedy I'd check out Role Models, I mean the humor can't be much more juvenile than a K.S. film, you just may miss out on the emotional parts of the story.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on November 07, 2008, 06:58:08 PM
I guess I'd jump at the chance to see a Wong on the big screen.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on November 07, 2008, 07:07:58 PM
Conclusion. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1873.msg178560#msg178560)

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 07, 2008, 07:28:39 PM
I guess I'd jump at the chance to see a Wong on the big screen.

I forgot that was Wong, plus my theater didn't get it this week so it wasn't in my mind, I'd probably jump at that chance as well.

Nice choice though pix, enjoy.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 07, 2008, 08:20:55 PM
I'd go with Rachel Getting Married...

and I already made my pick.  Paranoid Park.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: NedMeier on November 08, 2008, 09:19:50 AM
I guess I'd jump at the chance to see a Wong on the big screen.

I forgot that was Wong, plus my theater didn't get it this week so it wasn't in my mind, I'd probably jump at that chance as well.

Nice choice though pix, enjoy.

Go and see Ashes of Time if you can. I saw it last week. It is a gorgeous film. This week they are playing The Human Condition (all 10 hours straight.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on November 08, 2008, 09:32:21 AM
i thought i had an evening booked with an unpleasant chore, turns out i don't!  i'm thinking of celebrating with going out to a movie (which i haven't done in ages) - potentials:

Late Bloomer (http://www.facets.org/asticat?function=web&catname=facets&web=cinematheque&path=/archive/nov2008/latebloomer)
Lola Montes (http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/feature/lolamontes.html)
Nerdcore Rising (http://www.nerdcorerisingthemovie.com/)
i'm also curious about Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about a Father (http://www.dearzachary.com/)
i'm open to any more mainstream suggestions, thinking W, The Secret Life of Bees, Nick and Nora, etc.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 08, 2008, 09:43:14 AM
i thought i had an evening booked with an unpleasant chore, turns out i don't!  i'm thinking of celebrating with going out to a movie (which i haven't done in ages) - potentials:

Late Bloomer (http://www.facets.org/asticat?function=web&catname=facets&web=cinematheque&path=/archive/nov2008/latebloomer)
Lola Montes (http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/feature/lolamontes.html)
Nerdcore Rising (http://www.nerdcorerisingthemovie.com/)
i'm also curious about Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about a Father (http://www.dearzachary.com/)
i'm open to any more mainstream suggestions, thinking W, The Secret Life of Bees, Nick and Nora, etc.

I wouldn't hesitate a second to go see MC Front-a-lot on the big screen, but if you're not too interested in the source material I don't think I'd actually recommend it before seeing it myself, still it's pretty cool you have that playing around you. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 08, 2008, 12:25:05 PM
i thought i had an evening booked with an unpleasant chore, turns out i don't!  i'm thinking of celebrating with going out to a movie (which i haven't done in ages) - potentials:

Late Bloomer (http://www.facets.org/asticat?function=web&catname=facets&web=cinematheque&path=/archive/nov2008/latebloomer)
Lola Montes (http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/feature/lolamontes.html)
Nerdcore Rising (http://www.nerdcorerisingthemovie.com/)
i'm also curious about Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about a Father (http://www.dearzachary.com/)
i'm open to any more mainstream suggestions, thinking W, The Secret Life of Bees, Nick and Nora, etc.

"Aggressively experimental, with a wall-of-noise sound design by electronic art band World's End Girlfriend, Late Bloomer took five years to make, and is shot for maximum paranoia, creeping dread, and an unease that the movie builds to one of the more disturbing climaxes that you can imagine."

"One of the densest, most disturbing things you'll ever see"
  -Variety

With those two tidbits I don't see how it could be anything but Late Bloomer.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on November 08, 2008, 02:16:34 PM
i thought i had an evening booked with an unpleasant chore, turns out i don't!  i'm thinking of celebrating with going out to a movie (which i haven't done in ages) - potentials:

Late Bloomer (http://www.facets.org/asticat?function=web&catname=facets&web=cinematheque&path=/archive/nov2008/latebloomer)
Lola Montes (http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/feature/lolamontes.html)
Nerdcore Rising (http://www.nerdcorerisingthemovie.com/)
i'm also curious about Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about a Father (http://www.dearzachary.com/)
i'm open to any more mainstream suggestions, thinking W, The Secret Life of Bees, Nick and Nora, etc.

Ophuls! Ophuls! Ophuls!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on November 08, 2008, 03:08:54 PM
Yeah, i really liked Rachel.

Did you post a longer review anywhere?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on November 08, 2008, 03:28:19 PM
Yeah, i really liked Rachel.

Did you post a longer review anywhere?

pixote
Hmm. Did I?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on November 08, 2008, 03:30:49 PM
Yeah, i really liked Rachel.

Did you post a longer review anywhere?

pixote
Hmm. Did I?
This is as long as it got, sorry. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.msg175418#msg175418)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 08, 2008, 04:23:19 PM
Yeah, i really liked Rachel.

Did you post a longer review anywhere?

pixote
Hmm. Did I?
This is as long as it gets, sorry. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.msg175418#msg175418)

That's what you said.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on November 08, 2008, 05:31:07 PM
Yeah, i really liked Rachel.

Did you post a longer review anywhere?

pixote
Hmm. Did I?
This is as long as it gets, sorry. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.msg175418#msg175418)

That's what you said.
He or She or a neutral They would've also been acceptable. Perhaps even a plural They.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 08, 2008, 05:47:56 PM
Yeah, i really liked Rachel.

Did you post a longer review anywhere?

pixote
Hmm. Did I?
This is as long as it gets, sorry. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.msg175418#msg175418)

That's what you said.
He or She or a neutral They would've also been acceptable. Perhaps even a plural They.

but then it would have to be - This is as long as it gets? Sorry. ::puts on clothes, walks away::
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on November 08, 2008, 07:07:35 PM
For tomorrow:

Synecdoche, New York
Role Models
Rachel Getting Married
Happy-Go-Lucky
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

There's also High School Musical 3: Senior Year Sing-A-Long. I bet if I went to the 9:45 show I'd be the only person there.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on November 08, 2008, 07:24:42 PM
Yeah, i really liked Rachel.

Did you post a longer review anywhere?

pixote
Hmm. Did I?
This is as long as it gets, sorry. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.msg175418#msg175418)

That's what you said.
He or She or a neutral They would've also been acceptable. Perhaps even a plural They.

but then it would have to be - This is as long as it gets? Sorry. ::puts on clothes, walks away::
Sure, in your single interpretation stricken, tiny mind. But for those of us with flowering imaginations, all the possibilities work without extra modification.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 09, 2008, 02:12:17 AM
Yeah, i really liked Rachel.

Did you post a longer review anywhere?

pixote
Hmm. Did I?
This is as long as it gets, sorry. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.msg175418#msg175418)

That's what you said.
He or She or a neutral They would've also been acceptable. Perhaps even a plural They.

but then it would have to be - This is as long as it gets? Sorry. ::puts on clothes, walks away::
Sure, in your single interpretation stricken, tiny mind. But for those of us with flowering imaginations, all the possibilities work without extra modification.

I think "tiny" has already been assigned thank you very much.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on November 09, 2008, 08:03:39 AM
For tomorrow:

Synecdoche, New York

I want more opinions on this.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: NedMeier on November 09, 2008, 09:03:52 AM
For tomorrow:

Synecdoche, New York
Quote

I want more opinions on this.

I am going to see it next weekend. It doesn't start in Detroit till Friday. Then I will love to argue with EVERYONE!!!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on November 09, 2008, 09:22:21 AM
For tomorrow:

Synecdoche, New York
Quote

I want more opinions on this.

I am going to see it next weekend. It doesn't start in Detroit till Friday. Then I will love to argue with EVERYONE!!!
roujin, he's putting words in your mouth. What're you gonna do?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on November 09, 2008, 09:23:37 AM
Gonna do what I always do. Hide in a dark place until all the noises go away :(
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on November 09, 2008, 09:25:33 AM
Quote
Fine then.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on November 14, 2008, 04:01:51 AM
Do I need to see Ashes of Time before seeing Ashes of Time Redux?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on November 14, 2008, 11:22:15 AM
Nope.

The first one's worth watching, but there's no need to see it before the new one.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 14, 2008, 05:08:48 PM
I need to entertain some younger kids, and myself, so which of these would be more worth my time?

Charlotte's Web (2006) or The Bridge to Terabithia?

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on November 14, 2008, 10:33:49 PM
Probably a little late, but Bridge is really good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 15, 2008, 05:50:14 PM
OK, since I'm not seeing anything tomorrow and will be seeing Synecdoche, New York (if my parents' new car's transistor is fixed) next Sunday.  What should I see:

Kurosawa (The Hidden Fortress or Bad Sleep Well), Godard (Bande A Parte or Contempt), or Fellini (I, Vitteloni or Amarcord). 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on November 15, 2008, 05:54:08 PM
(Bay) The Rock.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 15, 2008, 05:59:04 PM
(Bay) The Rock.

CINECAST! YOU!!!!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on November 15, 2008, 06:21:48 PM
Anything but Contempt.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on November 15, 2008, 06:23:28 PM
Contempt
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on November 15, 2008, 06:31:54 PM
(Bay) The Rock.

CINECAST! YOU!!!!

The Rock is awesome!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on November 15, 2008, 06:36:16 PM
The Rock is awesome!

The actor or the movie?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on November 15, 2008, 06:42:51 PM
The Rock is awesome!

The actor or the movie?

Both?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on November 15, 2008, 06:49:15 PM
Indeed.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbost002 on November 15, 2008, 07:14:58 PM
help me decide what to watch!! i am home alone and i need to choose one of these movies that i should have seen already to watch tonight. they are:

1. the deer hunter
2. rio bravo
3. 8 1/2
4. cool hand luke
5. punch drunk love

help me out here!!! i'm not in any particular mood, so i should be good with any of these...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on November 15, 2008, 07:21:24 PM
Punch Drunk Love is good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on November 15, 2008, 07:23:14 PM
The Deer Hunter
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on November 15, 2008, 07:28:49 PM
You can't make a bad choice with those options.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbost002 on November 15, 2008, 07:30:09 PM
well i have them all and eventually will watch them all. which one should i be most ashamed of not having seen yet?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on November 15, 2008, 07:33:04 PM
The oldest one?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 15, 2008, 08:04:45 PM
The oldest one?
Agreed.  ;)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on November 15, 2008, 08:08:03 PM
The oldest one?
Agreed.  ;)

It's probably a good system to go by.

Except for I've always had a grudge against Rio Bravo for it attempting to shoot down High Noon.

So I'd say 8 1/2.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on November 15, 2008, 08:09:17 PM
The newest one. Always.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on November 15, 2008, 08:14:28 PM
Punch Drunk Love.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 15, 2008, 08:23:49 PM
The newest one. Always.
Says the guy who just watched Wanted.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on November 15, 2008, 08:26:31 PM
The newest one. Always.
Says the guy who just watched Wanted.

Ah yes, Wanted... I had almost forgotten about that trivial piece of garbage. Perfect proof that a sexy and deadly Angelina Jolie does not a good movie make.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 15, 2008, 08:28:02 PM
The newest one. Always.
Says the guy who just watched Wanted.

Ah yes, Wanted... I had almost forgotten about that trivial piece of garbage. Perfect proof that a sexy and deadly Angelina Jolie does not a good movie make.
But it makes one worth watching.  ;D

I'll see Jolie in anything...that I can actually get away with bringing into the house.  :P
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: its2early4flapjacks on November 15, 2008, 08:33:31 PM
help me decide what to watch!! i am home alone and i need to choose one of these movies that i should have seen already to watch tonight. they are:

1. the deer hunter
2. rio bravo
3. 8 1/2
4. cool hand luke
5. punch drunk love

help me out here!!! i'm not in any particular mood, so i should be good with any of these...

If you're not in any particular mood, as you indeed say, then the likelyhood of that changing and you becoming a catatonic depressive through the night is largelly contingent on whether or not you opt to watch The Deerhunter, as the Russian roulette scenes are sure to unsettle; though that's not to say it's not a great film, and should probably be viewed by everyone, everywhere at least once.

If instead you fancy the idea of your head hitting the pillow to a slightly more upbeat note tonight, watch Rio Bravo, as Dean Martin's sublime duet with Ricky Nelson is sure to warm your proverbial cockles up a treat. Cool Hand Luke is also immensely enjoyable, though the film might be lent a more melancholic poigniance by the recent passing of the great Paul Newman, and so, again, you're potentially on emotionally unsound territory for a Sunday Night.

If, of course, you're of a more pondering disposition, 8 1/2 is sure to keep you thinking, while Punch Drunk Love is as artful and intensive a romantic comedy as you're willing to find anywhere, appealing to your more amorous, romantic needs.

We hope you enjoyed this brief guide to avoiding emotional pitfalls in your late night filmic endeavors. :)

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on November 15, 2008, 09:31:55 PM
The Deer Hunter is the one I'd put on lowest priority.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 15, 2008, 09:53:51 PM
OK, I'm going with Contempt for tomorrow (if I can find it).  What should I watch on Tues./Wed. night?

Amarcord
I, Vitelloni
Bande a Parte
The Bad Sleep Well
or The Hidden Fortress?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on November 15, 2008, 09:54:46 PM
The other Godard.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on November 15, 2008, 10:03:33 PM
The Bad Sleep Well
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on November 15, 2008, 10:05:39 PM
That or Amarcord.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: its2early4flapjacks on November 15, 2008, 10:25:50 PM
Hidden Fortress. In the words of Arnie, "do it nooooww!"
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 16, 2008, 12:18:27 AM
Ok, I can't find Contempt.  I should've labeled my tapes more.

I've seen Bande a Parte a long time ago.  I guess I'll watch it again some other time.

So should I go for Kurosawa or Fellini?
 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbost002 on November 16, 2008, 08:13:03 AM
just to report - i wound up watching Cool Hand Luke and loved it! I knew that I would, but once I actually started it...man, oh man. Now I totally understand what all the hype was about, especially with Paul Newman! And for tonight? Well...I'm a sucker for Entourage, so...

:)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: its2early4flapjacks on November 16, 2008, 09:20:16 AM
The ending is sad. *sobs*

I don't know how anyone could not have seen Cool Hand Luke, as to my mind, it's definately the most commonly shown film on television; In England anyway. We practically have a Cool Hand Luke channel over here.

Anyway, glad you liked it.

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on November 16, 2008, 01:03:57 PM
Ok, I can't find Contempt.  I should've labeled my tapes more.

That's good news, as you should probably watch it on DVD :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 16, 2008, 02:11:32 PM
Ok, I can't find Contempt.  I should've labeled my tapes more.

That's good news, as you should probably watch it on DVD :)

Yeah... I think I recorded over it accidentally over a couple of films by Michael Winterbottom that I haven't seen yet.  So, what should I do first?  Kurosawa or Fellini?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: its2early4flapjacks on November 16, 2008, 02:34:08 PM
Ok, I can't find Contempt.  I should've labeled my tapes more.

That's good news, as you should probably watch it on DVD :)

Yeah... I think I recorded over it accidentally over a couple of films by Michael Winterbottom that I haven't seen yet.  So, what should I do first?  Kurosawa or Fellini?


Hmm, Kurosawa and Fellini are all well and good, but perhaps you're overlooking the true genius' of our times. Surely you could be basking in the vintage works of Brett Ratner, or some classic Bay?

"The Island or X-Men:The Last Stand?" is the question that should be leaving your lips.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 16, 2008, 02:46:42 PM
*throws punch*

I CINECAST!ING HATE THE ISLAND!!!!! and X-Men 3 sucked!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: its2early4flapjacks on November 16, 2008, 02:51:15 PM
*throws punch*

I CINECAST!ING HATE THE ISLAND!!!!! and X-Men 3 sucked!

It's called irony...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 16, 2008, 02:54:36 PM
I only have a few minutes... for the last time...

Kurosawa or Fellini?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 16, 2008, 03:14:16 PM
I only have a few minutes... for the last time...

Kurosawa or Fellini?

K
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 16, 2008, 04:22:31 PM
I only have a few minutes... for the last time...

Kurosawa or Fellini?

K

Domo arigato.  And for the record Keith, I would watch CHIHUAHUA!!!!!! a million times till it kills me than watch anything by Michael Bay. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: its2early4flapjacks on November 16, 2008, 04:50:08 PM
I only have a few minutes... for the last time...

Kurosawa or Fellini?

K

Domo arigato.  And for the record Keith, I would watch CHIHUAHUA!!!!!! a million times till it kills me than watch anything by Michael Bay. 

Well done you.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 16, 2008, 05:09:54 PM
I only have a few minutes... for the last time...

Kurosawa or Fellini?

K

Domo arigato.  And for the record Keith, I would watch CHIHUAHUA!!!!!! a million times till it kills me than watch anything by Michael Bay. 

nice (though I do have a soft spot for The Rock... also an ironic one)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on November 17, 2008, 06:48:39 PM
My Wajda and Dreyer boxes arrived today so the question is, where do I begin?

Day of Wrath
Ordet
Gertrud
My Metier
Ashes and Diamonds
Kanal
A Generation
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on November 17, 2008, 06:49:54 PM
void should watch I Vitelloni, jb should watch A Generation.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: facedad on November 17, 2008, 06:53:58 PM
man, jb, no way to go wrong there. Can you stand to watch them all? Perhaps in chronological order?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 17, 2008, 06:54:36 PM
void should watch I Vitelloni, jb should watch A Generation.

pixote

Gracias.  I'll do that next week after I see The Bad Sleep Well.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on November 17, 2008, 07:00:08 PM
man, jb, no way to go wrong there. Can you stand to watch them all? Perhaps in chronological order?

I think I'm gonna do the Wajda first since they are shortest (for some reason I was expecting them to be long). Dreyer might have to be next week.
Title: "We Need to Talk About Kieran"
Post by: hintonjohns on November 20, 2008, 09:46:47 AM
I saw this film at an audience preview a little while back. It is a British campus movie with a mostly young cast. Has some funny material in it, particularly if you are interested in the PUA scene. Worth a look!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on November 25, 2008, 12:20:15 PM
This will be my first time for all. In what order?

Chunking Express
Goldfinger
Cool Hand Luke
Young Mr. Lincoln
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 25, 2008, 12:24:39 PM
Chungking Express

You will totally fall in love with Faye Wong like I did the first time I saw it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on November 25, 2008, 12:41:25 PM
Chungking Express

That's the one. Ooh, Such fun watching it for the first time :).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on November 25, 2008, 12:56:03 PM
Chungking Express

That's the one. Ooh, Such fun watching it for the first time :).


Awesome. I'm getting it from Netflix tomorrow.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 27, 2008, 08:40:47 PM
OK, I need to watch something this weekend.  It's not very likely I'm going to see Synecdoche, New York since my parents are going to do errands on a Sunday and they're using the only car that's available because the other (which they bought 6-7 months ago) went through transmission problems 2 weeks ago.  I've also decided that I'm not going to see Australia due to mixed reviews.  I'm going to see Milk next weekend as my birthday movie.  So I need to watch something this weekend and here's my choices:

The Last Temptation of Christ by Martin Scorsese
Little Big Man by Arthur Penn
Eat Drink, Man Woman by Ang Lee
& The Red Shoes by Powell/Pressburger
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on November 27, 2008, 08:42:09 PM
Little Big Man.

I've never seen it but I like the sound of the title. Terrible advice.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on November 27, 2008, 08:54:45 PM
I love Eat , Drink as well but vote for The Red Shoes. Its really amazing.

-w@w
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on November 27, 2008, 09:13:13 PM
The Red Shoes. Its really amazing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 27, 2008, 09:16:58 PM
OK, The Red Shoes it is and it'll be my first Powell-Pressburger film. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on November 28, 2008, 12:30:37 PM
adaptation or memento?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 28, 2008, 12:33:33 PM
Adaptation.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 28, 2008, 12:52:39 PM
Adaptation.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on November 28, 2008, 02:39:29 PM
Adaptation.
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on November 28, 2008, 08:25:44 PM
Adaptation.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on November 29, 2008, 03:46:07 AM
ok, adaptation it is!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on November 30, 2008, 03:46:07 AM
Later this afternoon:

Slumdog Millionaire
Rachel Getting Married
A Christmas Tale
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on November 30, 2008, 03:48:24 AM
id go with a christmas tale but only cause i love mathieu almaric.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on November 30, 2008, 03:52:13 AM
I've only seen Rachel Getting Married, but I still vote for A Christmas Tale.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on November 30, 2008, 11:16:58 AM
i was coming to this thread expecting to see pix had organized all the remaining bracket and MDC obligations.  for everyone.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 30, 2008, 01:52:45 PM
I say Rachel Getting Married because I haven't seen the other 3 films and the wedding reception is a whole lotta fun. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on November 30, 2008, 03:51:45 PM
It's probably a bit late, but I'd say Rachel Getting Married.  I thought it would be good, and it turned out to be really good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on November 30, 2008, 04:20:15 PM
Yeah, ended up not feeling like leaving the house.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on November 30, 2008, 04:30:53 PM
It's scary out there.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Thor on December 01, 2008, 10:58:21 AM
Yeah, ended up not feeling like leaving the house.

This happened to us too. Slumdog Millionaire will have to wait.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on December 01, 2008, 11:39:35 AM
Yeah, ended up not feeling like leaving the house.

This happened to us too. Slumdog Millionaire will have to wait.

On the plus side, now with all the snow I can probably have a theater to myself.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 01, 2008, 11:46:22 AM
Yeah, ended up not feeling like leaving the house.

This happened to us too. Slumdog Millionaire will have to wait.

On the plus side, now with all the snow I can probably have a theater to myself.

How's O'Hare BTW?  Have to fly thu there tomorrow.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on December 01, 2008, 12:25:04 PM
Yeah, ended up not feeling like leaving the house.

This happened to us too. Slumdog Millionaire will have to wait.

On the plus side, now with all the snow I can probably have a theater to myself.

How's O'Hare BTW?  Have to fly thu there tomorrow.

My brother flew home from California and got in around 1am today without any real delays but there's probably been a few more inches of snow since then.  I've heard delays of 1-2 hrs. but I think the snow is supposed to end this afternoon so it'll probably be ok tomorrow.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Solid Blake on December 02, 2008, 03:58:30 PM
Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" vs. Gus Van Sant's "Milk"

I'm going out for a few drinks and a movie Thursday night.. which film should we view?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 02, 2008, 04:01:44 PM
Milk, obviously.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 02, 2008, 04:02:35 PM
Both, and bring me.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on December 02, 2008, 04:05:27 PM
Milk.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Thor on December 02, 2008, 04:24:08 PM
Get some rice wine and Tsingtao, stay in and rent Kung Fu Panda instead...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on December 02, 2008, 04:25:06 PM
Anything that isn't a Danny Boyle film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bill Thompson on December 02, 2008, 05:18:29 PM
You can never go wrong with Boyle, pick Slumdog.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 02, 2008, 05:20:24 PM
Diverging opinions! :D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on December 02, 2008, 05:24:22 PM
I would say Milk and then try to sneak into Slumdog Millionaire for the last fifteen minutes or so.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 02, 2008, 05:29:45 PM
Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" vs. Gus Van Sant's "Milk"

I'm going out for a few drinks and a movie Thursday night.. which film should we view?

Milk.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on December 03, 2008, 09:37:27 PM
Memories
Millennium Mambo
Mr. Zhao
In Bruges
Honeydripper
Times and Winds
Transformers
Dance Party USA
Fong Sai Yuk
I'm Not There
Love Songs
Mondays in the Sun
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Land and Freedom
Diry Mary Crazy Larry
Fallen Angel (Preminger)
Volver
Dan in Real Life

Please help.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 03, 2008, 09:40:09 PM
I'm Not There if you haven't seen it. In Bruges (or Air Force!) if you have.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on December 03, 2008, 09:40:37 PM
Time for Millennium Mambo.
Second choice, Times and Winds. That's because I have it here too and your screenshots made it look amazing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on December 03, 2008, 09:40:54 PM
I'm Not There
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on December 03, 2008, 10:00:46 PM
In Bruges!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on December 03, 2008, 10:07:29 PM
Volver.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 03, 2008, 10:37:37 PM
I'm Not There if you haven't seen it. In Bruges (or Air Force!) if you have.

I can endorse this, though I'd recommend I'm Not There even if you have seen it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on December 04, 2008, 11:13:08 AM
transformers, obviously.


Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Thor on December 04, 2008, 11:28:41 AM
I would have said Fong Sai Yuk, but I guess it's past the point where it was helpful. What did you choose in the end?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on December 04, 2008, 11:35:58 AM
I would have said Fong Sai Yuk, but I guess it's past the point where it was helpful. What did you choose in the end?

he obviously chose transformers.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on December 04, 2008, 12:22:03 PM
Actually, no, still very helpful.  I'm curious to see if I'm Not There remains in the lead.  And tomorrow I promise to watch whatever choice gets the most support from you all.

Last night, I ended up putting on the first thirty minutes of Dan in Real Life because I needed something that I didn't mind watching piece-meal.  It lived up to that expectation, too.  Any movie where two characters have a secret and a third character says, apropos of nothing, "I know what you guys are up to!" and then pauses unnaturally just because the screenplay requires the other two characters squirm, until that character finally reveals that, lol, he's not talking about the secret after all! — that's not a movie that demands to be watched in a single sitting.  But, still, it seems rather pleasantly boring, which I'm okay with right now.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 04, 2008, 12:24:18 PM
Pleasantly boring  ;D

You're probably right. But I had fun with the stupid family relations stuff. It was kinda hilariously white and upper class.

+ Binoche

Anyway, you should watch all those other things I like. You owe me for various reasons.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on December 04, 2008, 12:24:28 PM
And tomorrow I promise to watch whatever choice gets the most support from you all.

In that case... In Bruges!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on December 04, 2008, 12:24:39 PM
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
A Christmas Tale.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 04, 2008, 12:26:53 PM
And tomorrow I promise to watch whatever choice gets the most support from you all.

In that case... In Bruges!

I have already forced IB upon pix - no need to waste the vote.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - so that you can play questions over the holidays with friends.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 04, 2008, 12:27:34 PM
A Christmas Tale.

Yeah.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on December 04, 2008, 01:49:24 PM
I have already forced IB upon pix - no need to waste the vote.

I will (probably) watch them all in the next couple of weeks.  Just a matter of prioritizing.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - so that you can play questions over the holidays with friends.

Is it a fun game?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on December 04, 2008, 03:42:26 PM
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - so that you can play questions over the holidays with friends.

Is it a fun game?

pixote

How can you doubt it?

(You should definitely watch Rosencrantz & Guildenstern sooner rather than later. It definitely gets my vote, with Volver following close at its heels.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Thor on December 04, 2008, 06:59:02 PM
I really thought I'm Not There was not that much fun. Maybe if you're a huge Dylan fan... I like him but the movie, well, meh...

Fong Sai Yuk and Volver are my suggestions.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on December 04, 2008, 10:42:01 PM
Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas, 2007)
My Sex Life... or How I Got Into An Argument (Arnaud Desplechin, 1996)
My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2008)
Times & Winds (Reha Erdem, 2006)
Encounters at the End of the World (Werner Herzog, 2008)
Rec (Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza, 2008)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 04, 2008, 10:42:46 PM
You'll probably like My Sex Life...

But I want to find out what you think of Silent Light... the 3-star masterpiece...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on December 04, 2008, 10:43:44 PM
Well I'll say My Winnipeg since I just watched it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Solid Blake on December 04, 2008, 10:54:14 PM
Well I'll say My Winnipeg since I just watched it.

Ditto, and it was fantastic!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 04, 2008, 11:10:28 PM

Times & Winds (Reha Erdem, 2008)


imdb has it as 2006 (i only know cuz pix just dictated it to me)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on December 04, 2008, 11:12:25 PM

Times & Winds (Reha Erdem, 2008)


imdb has it as 2006 (i only know cuz pix just dictated it to me)

Fixed.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 04, 2008, 11:13:10 PM
They have The Fall as 2006 as well...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 04, 2008, 11:21:28 PM
They have The Fall as 2006 as well...

is it not from 06?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 04, 2008, 11:22:35 PM
It only had a wide (in the smallest sense of the word) release in 08 which is why it will win the cinematography Filmspot.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on December 05, 2008, 04:23:45 PM
Picked up three movies from the library, all three I'm only aware of or interested in because of Filmspotting.

The Squid and the Whale
The Science of Sleep
The Mist


What should I watch tonight?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 05, 2008, 04:24:42 PM
Picked up three movies from the library, all three I'm only aware of or interested in because of Filmspotting.


The Science of Sleep


What should I watch tonight?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 05, 2008, 04:25:48 PM
Picked up three movies from the library, all three I'm only aware of or interested in because of Filmspotting.

The Squid and the Whale

What should I watch tonight?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on December 05, 2008, 04:27:10 PM
The Science of Sleep.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: THATguy on December 05, 2008, 04:33:01 PM
Science of Sleep
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on December 05, 2008, 04:33:41 PM
Squid and the Whale
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on December 05, 2008, 04:35:25 PM
Squid
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: arcnyc on December 05, 2008, 04:37:03 PM
The Mist is the least of the three but also the most fun.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 05, 2008, 05:07:50 PM
The Mist.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 05, 2008, 05:26:28 PM
The Mist is hilariously bad.

Science of Sleep is the cool one.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on December 05, 2008, 05:31:37 PM
I'm good with hilariously bad. The show made it sound like fun, so I'm sure I'll enjoy it one way or another.

But for tonight it's The Science of Sleep. Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on December 05, 2008, 05:33:44 PM
I'm good with hilariously bad. The show made it sound like fun, so I'm sure I'll enjoy it one way or another.

But for tonight it's The Science of Sleep. Thanks everyone!

You can't go wrong. Science and Squid are both great, and my understanding is that the Mist is good fun.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bill Thompson on December 06, 2008, 04:08:04 PM
I'm bored, and as much as I have a ton of movies DVR'd and ready to watch, I'm thinking of going to see something tonight, unfortunately probably by myself since my girl has work and is super pissed at me anyways and my best friend has other plans. But, I'm thinking of either traveling to the Barrington AMC where my options are Slumdog Millionaire, Changeling and Rachel Getting Married. However if I go to the local Kerasotes my options are Australia or The Boy In The Striped Pajamas. I'm leaning towards Slumdog or staying in and watching 2001, don't know yet.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 06, 2008, 04:11:14 PM
I would go to Slumdog in your situation...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Mandrake on December 08, 2008, 10:31:27 AM
Just lined up a couple of supposed stinkers.  Will not miss the first because I like almost all Will Ferrell movies but the only draw for me to the second is Jessica Biel's semi-nakedness.

(http://i00.rnhh.de/eu/shared-images/blog/2008/08/step_brothers.jpg)

or

(http://tf.org/images/covers/tf.org-I-Now-Pronounce-You-Chuck-Larry-free-2007.jpg)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on December 08, 2008, 10:40:56 AM
There is no draw for the second movie whatsoever. Step Brothers is not only the way to go, it's also really funny.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on December 08, 2008, 11:02:55 AM
Interesting fact: an early draft of what became I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry was penned by Alexander Payne and was entitled Flamers. I would have seen that movie.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 08, 2008, 12:06:17 PM
I'd say go with Step Brothers as well.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on December 08, 2008, 01:52:23 PM
step brothers.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on December 08, 2008, 02:03:51 PM
I'd rather stab myself repeatedly with a rusty dagger than watch either of those, but that's just me.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on December 08, 2008, 02:33:21 PM
Interesting fact: an early draft of what became I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry was penned by Alexander Payne and was entitled Flamers. I would have seen that movie.

When I heard about that for the first time I actually fell off my chair. Granted I was drunk and my balance was off already, but...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on December 08, 2008, 02:35:09 PM
Interesting fact: an early draft of what became I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry was penned by Alexander Payne and was entitled Flamers. I would have seen that movie.
When I heard about that for the first time I actually fell off my chair. Granted I was drunk and my balance was off already, but...

I mean, that title is so brilliant and hilarious. Who honestly decided that Chuck and Larry is better?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on December 08, 2008, 03:42:11 PM
I haven't seen Step Brothers but obviously, I would choose that over Chuck & Larry.

It's because I don't think can stomach seeing a bare-assed Ving Rhames bending over and then singing "I'm Every Woman" in a shower full of naked firemen and dancing all by himself. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on December 08, 2008, 03:43:36 PM
I liked Step Brothers.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 08, 2008, 03:44:01 PM
It's because I don't think can stomach seeing a bare-assed Ving Rhames bending over and then singing "I'm Every Woman" in a shower full of naked firemen and dancing all by himself. 

Awesome.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 08, 2008, 04:18:46 PM
So this is early, but I likely on have this weekend to see a film before I am out of commission because of these wisdom teeth a week from tomorrow, and I want to see something before I'm on medication that will stop me from driving. I'm fairly sure I'll have the chance to see one of these two films this weekend, so before any more reviews come out, Doubt or Frost/Nixon?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on December 08, 2008, 04:19:59 PM
So this is early, but I likely on have this weekend to see a film before I am out of commission because of these wisdom teeth a week from tomorrow, and I want to see something before I'm on medication that will stop me from driving. I'm fairly sure I'll have the chance to see one of these two films this weekend, so before any more reviews come out, Doubt or Frost/Nixon?

Chuck & Larry
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 08, 2008, 04:22:02 PM
So this is early, but I likely on have this weekend to see a film before I am out of commission because of these wisdom teeth a week from tomorrow, and I want to see something before I'm on medication that will stop me from driving. I'm fairly sure I'll have the chance to see one of these two films this weekend, so before any more reviews come out, Doubt or Frost/Nixon?

Chuck & Larry

Good thinking, I won't even have to wait to watch that one, it's probably OnDemand right now  ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on December 08, 2008, 05:23:39 PM
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
The Rules of the Game
Bigger, Stronger, Faster
Flowers of Shanghai
The General
Jules and Jim

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 08, 2008, 05:25:27 PM
The Far East Bracket is cool.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on December 08, 2008, 05:25:55 PM
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
The Rules of the Game
Bigger, Stronger, Faster
Flowers of Shanghai
The General
Jules and Jim


Wow, you're not messing around! The General never disappoints, I'd start there.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on December 08, 2008, 05:26:59 PM
Herzog!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on December 08, 2008, 05:32:04 PM
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
The Rules of the Game
Bigger, Stronger, Faster
Flowers of Shanghai
The General
Jules and Jim


Wow, you're not messing around! The General never disappoints, I'd start there.

Yeah, I haven't been able to watch a lot of movies lately.  I'm jumping back in with two feet!

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 08, 2008, 06:20:05 PM
Rules of the Game
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 08, 2008, 06:21:14 PM
You're late to this shindig, wackness boy.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on December 08, 2008, 06:22:21 PM
I have time for 2, The General is only 1:15 long.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 08, 2008, 06:31:46 PM
Rules of the Game
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on December 08, 2008, 06:52:29 PM
Rules of the Game

Totally.  (Unless you want to watch Hannah with me.)

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on December 08, 2008, 11:31:01 PM
Aguirre

It has spider monkeys!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 10, 2008, 09:28:56 AM
So this is early, but I likely on have this weekend to see a film before I am out of commission because of these wisdom teeth a week from tomorrow, and I want to see something before I'm on medication that will stop me from driving. I'm fairly sure I'll have the chance to see one of these two films this weekend, so before any more reviews come out, Doubt or Frost/Nixon?

Apparently it'll be Frost/Nixon since movietickets doesn't have Doubt playing within 40 miles of me on Friday, which I suppose means the limited release is only NY/LA? Kind of odd since the cast is so famous and even Milk had a fairly large limited opening. But I guess F/N was only three theaters so it's not overly surprising. I'm really upset though, I was leaning toward Doubt. Here's hoping my theater gets it next Friday and I can drive after having my wisdom teeth taken out.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on December 10, 2008, 09:30:34 AM
Paranoid park, the bands visit, or sunset boulevard?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 10, 2008, 09:31:47 AM
Paranoid park, the bands visit, or sunset boulevard?

Paranoid Park.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 10, 2008, 10:46:25 AM
the band's visit - it needs the most love.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on December 10, 2008, 04:22:25 PM
well i gotta see the bands visit anyways, cause its been dictated to me, but which one should i see first?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 10, 2008, 04:53:40 PM
my song remains the same.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on December 11, 2008, 12:42:11 PM
A silly question to pose on this board but for tonight:

Bears vs. Saints
A Christmas Tale (last night it's screening near me)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on December 11, 2008, 12:44:52 PM
A silly question to pose on this board but for tonight:

Bears vs. Saints
A Christmas Tale (last night it's screening near me)

Go see A Christmas Tale. When you get home, visit NFL.com and check out the highlights for free. No brainer.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Solid Blake on December 11, 2008, 12:49:08 PM
A silly question to pose on this board but for tonight:

Bears vs. Saints
A Christmas Tale (last night it's screening near me)

Go see A Christmas Tale. When you get home, visit NFL.com and check out the highlights for free. No brainer.

I second what he said... and this is coming from a guy with no brain.  :P
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on December 11, 2008, 01:25:51 PM
A silly question to pose on this board but for tonight:

Bears vs. Saints
A Christmas Tale (last night it's screening near me)

Go see A Christmas Tale. When you get home, visit NFL.com and check out the highlights for free. No brainer.

Well, I can also probably DVR it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on December 11, 2008, 04:32:22 PM
I have to write a paper about the Shakespeare adaptations of one director. Help me choose between...

Welles
Kurosawa
Branagh
Olivier
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on December 11, 2008, 04:36:04 PM
My opinion may be skewed, but Kurosawa's Throne of Blood(Macbeth) is quite interesting.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on December 11, 2008, 04:50:12 PM
I still think Branaugh is the master with his work specifically on Hamlet.  Henry the V is also amazing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on December 11, 2008, 09:01:01 PM
Branagh might be the more traditional choice since he's more close to what Shakespeare has done.

Yet, I go to Kurosawa for its unique approach of translating Shakespeare's world into the Japanese world. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on December 11, 2008, 09:06:37 PM
Kurosawa is the only one of those who's not heavy on that language. Kinda interesting.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on December 12, 2008, 06:22:38 AM
happy go lucky, or in america?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on December 12, 2008, 06:33:34 AM
In America. I love that film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Ronan on December 12, 2008, 10:54:39 AM
Yeah I wasn't too immpressed with Happy Go Lucky. In America is much better
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on December 12, 2008, 09:10:15 PM
I am feeling Christmas-y, what should I watch?  I own pretty much everything.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on December 12, 2008, 09:14:02 PM
It's a Wonderful Life. Duh.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on December 12, 2008, 09:14:30 PM
Elf!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 12, 2008, 09:14:50 PM
Incorrect. The Muppet Christmas Carol is the best choice. Or Die Hard.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on December 12, 2008, 09:15:09 PM
It's a Wonderful Life. Duh.

That one gets saved for Christmas Eve.

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on December 12, 2008, 09:15:40 PM
Incorrect. The Muppet Christmas Carol is the best choice. Or Die Hard.

One of those sounds good.  I am not sure yet.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 12, 2008, 09:23:49 PM
I say Muppet Christmas Carol
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on December 12, 2008, 10:57:26 PM
On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on December 13, 2008, 10:12:46 AM
First reply will be the one.  :)

Blood Simple
Devil Came on Horseback, The
El Dorado
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
Lonesome Dove (1998 miniseries)
Longford
My Blueberry Nights
Robot Chicken - Star Wars
Talk to Her
Whisper of the Heart
Y tu mamá también

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on December 13, 2008, 10:14:53 AM
Either Talk to Her or Y tu mamá también. Have you watched either before?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on December 13, 2008, 10:15:36 AM
Or Whisper of the Heart :O?

What kind of movie are you in the mood for?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on December 13, 2008, 10:28:40 AM
I haven't watched any of 'em before.

Hmm, I think I'm up for anything. Whichever is more epic. That's not to say the movie has to be an epic, just not quaint.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on December 13, 2008, 10:37:24 AM
I'm really not at all sure that this is either epic or 'not quaint'. Probably the contrary actually :(. I still think you should watch Talk to Her. I hope you enjoy it smirnoff!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on December 13, 2008, 10:38:26 AM
Thanks worm  :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 13, 2008, 11:02:17 AM
First reply will be the one.  :)

Blood Simple
Devil Came on Horseback, The
El Dorado
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
Lonesome Dove (1998 miniseries)
Longford
My Blueberry Nights
Robot Chicken - Star Wars
Talk to Her
Whisper of the Heart
Y tu mamá también



What the Hell is an Aluminum Falcon? (This is in no way an endorsement to watch Robot Chicken Star Wars)

I know you probably already decided, and while I haven't seen it, I'd probably be most interested to see Talk to Her as well.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 17, 2008, 07:15:35 AM
How graphic/disturbing is 4 months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days? Apparently the Sundance channel has it on tonight from 10-12, but if I'm medicated I really don't want to watch it for fear that I get sick or lack the energy to full appreciate the film. I'm actually having the same problem with Malick, don't want to be too sleepy to properly view The Thin Red Line and The New World.

Either way, pending how I feel, tonight should I do

4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days or The Thin Red Line

Potentially they both result in my watching The New World after that has finished. I wish I had a DVD and that the IFC and Sundance channels played these movies during the daytime instead.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on December 17, 2008, 07:26:39 AM
I've never seen The Thin Red Line, but I would endorse 4 Months... Its probably a good movie to watch when you aren't completely mobile. There is one particularly graphic scene. It's exactly what you think it is, and you'll see it coming from a mile away. The movie as a whole is definitely worth your time.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 17, 2008, 07:36:11 AM
I've never seen The Thin Red Line, but I would endorse 4 Months... Its probably a good movie to watch when you aren't completely mobile. There is one particularly graphic scene. It's exactly what you think it is, and you'll see it coming from a mile away. The movie as a whole is definitely worth your time.

Okay cool, I think I know what you mean. I might just try and tape it on VHS and watch it tomorrow if I don't feel that great. I suppose I could save my Malickian virginity another year for when I'll get to see Tree of Life on the big screen.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 17, 2008, 11:55:34 AM
I might just try and tape it on VHS

Its much cooler when you call it "Ghetto Tivo"
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on December 17, 2008, 12:11:27 PM
memento or knocked up?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on December 17, 2008, 12:27:48 PM
Memento!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Ronan on December 17, 2008, 12:28:10 PM
No knocked up, it's funnier
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on December 17, 2008, 12:30:18 PM
Momento! It's funnier.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on December 17, 2008, 01:11:28 PM
Knocked Up!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on December 17, 2008, 01:44:42 PM
Neither!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 18, 2008, 12:57:22 PM
V for Vendetta
The Matrix 3
Charlie Wilson's War
A Fish Called Wanda
Ed Wood
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
or Art School Confidential?

There's an outside chance for The Assassination of Jesse James as well, but I don't know if I want to rope myself into something that long.

EDIT: Or 28 Days Later or whatever the first Jason Bourne film is called?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Thor on December 18, 2008, 01:00:06 PM
Ed Wood or A Fish Called Wanda.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on December 18, 2008, 01:00:47 PM
Ed Wood (unless Jesse James is an option).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on December 18, 2008, 01:01:06 PM
Ed Wood (except it Jesse James is an option).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on December 18, 2008, 01:02:53 PM
V for Vendetta! Especially if you haven't before seen it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on December 18, 2008, 01:04:51 PM
Ed Wood.

And then Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, it's not great but John Candy is so funny in it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 18, 2008, 01:06:51 PM
I've seen none of these before. tAoJJbtCRF is a minor option, but I think I may hold off on that until tonight when I can see it on a slightly bigger screen and/or clear out more time to actually watch it all without pauses. I just finished Black Snake Moan and it killed me to have to take two breaks while watching.

EDIT: Depending on the lighting I'll likely go with Ed Wood. It's black and white throughout, so if I'm getting glare I don't know if I can put up with that. If not I'll either toss up between V or A Fish Called Wanda I think. I really need to finish off the Matrix trilogy at some point too.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on December 18, 2008, 01:15:59 PM
Ed Wood!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on December 18, 2008, 01:24:59 PM
If you're looking for a good nap, I suggest Matrix 3.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 18, 2008, 01:26:04 PM
If you're looking for a good nap, I suggest Matrix 3.

I know, but I didn't think the second was nearly as bad as most people keep telling me. I think the first one is fantastic and I had a good time with the second, so I really do want to close off that trilogy at some point.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 18, 2008, 01:30:00 PM
If you're looking for a good nap, I suggest Matrix 3.

I know, but I didn't think the second was nearly as bad as most people keep telling me. I think the first one is fantastic and I had a good time with the second, so I really do want to close off that trilogy at some point.

The second isn't all that bad - its the 3rd that goes right off the tracks.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 18, 2008, 01:38:37 PM
If you're looking for a good nap, I suggest Matrix 3.

I know, but I didn't think the second was nearly as bad as most people keep telling me. I think the first one is fantastic and I had a good time with the second, so I really do want to close off that trilogy at some point.

The second isn't all that bad - its the 3rd that goes right off the tracks.

Ah, that's disappointing then. It looks like it's clouding up so glare shouldn't be much of a problem. Now I must find my copy of Ed Wood and hope the clouds stay out to play.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on December 18, 2008, 03:05:55 PM
Ed Wood!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 18, 2008, 04:48:54 PM
I went with Ed Wood and it was great. Probably a Top 5 Burton film for me, probably.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on December 18, 2008, 05:14:57 PM
I went with Ed Wood and it was great. Probably a Top 5 Burton film for me, probably.

AWESOME!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on December 18, 2008, 08:36:03 PM
Okay, now go give Matrix 3 a chance.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 18, 2008, 08:53:05 PM
Okay, now go give Matrix 3 a chance.  :)

pixote

If I have time, it'll be number one on the list tomorrow.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on December 18, 2008, 11:52:45 PM
Okay, now go give Matrix 3 a chance.  :)

pixote

Don't do it! Please don't do it. It's an awful film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on December 26, 2008, 03:34:55 AM
Doubt or Benjamin Button?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on December 26, 2008, 07:18:17 AM
benjamin button. Its got fincher.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 26, 2008, 08:52:17 AM
Doubt or Benjamin Button?

I haven't seen Benjamin, but I can completely endorse seeing Doubt because it's great.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 26, 2008, 10:40:15 AM
Doubt or Benjamin Button?

 but I can completely endorse seeing Doubt because it's great.

really?  i thought it was a solid pic, but really a bunch of nothing.  also very weird that the race issue was dealt with so tangentially, not sure why it was there at all if that was all that was done with it
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on December 27, 2008, 01:18:28 AM
Doubt was good (some terrific acting for sure) but not great. You can wait for DVD.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on December 27, 2008, 09:45:05 AM
Dvds just purchased (yay Blockbuster previously viewed table!):

In Bruges
Indiana Jones & Crystal Skull
Tropic Thunder

which one is first?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Solid Blake on December 27, 2008, 09:46:43 AM
Switch the latter two and you've got your order!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 27, 2008, 10:35:49 AM
Dvds just purchased (yay Blockbuster previously viewed table!):

In Bruges
Indiana Jones & Crystal Skull
Tropic Thunder

which one is first?

Oh man, I have to check my Blockbuster.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on December 27, 2008, 11:10:14 AM
In bruges!!

Should i see pans labyrinth or fast times at ridgemont high?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 27, 2008, 11:25:32 AM
Pan's Labyrinth is always the answer.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 27, 2008, 11:27:23 AM
and Fast Times will be coming up for the 80s bracket
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 27, 2008, 11:40:13 AM
Pan's Labyrinth is always the answer.

Yes it is.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on December 27, 2008, 11:42:02 AM
and Fast Times will be coming up for the 80s bracket

When is the 80s bracket?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 27, 2008, 12:19:17 PM
and Fast Times will be coming up for the 80s bracket

When is the 80s bracket?

nobody knows, but feel free to PM me any input (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4946.msg185997#msg185997), i've received a few.  i'm hoping sooner than later
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Colleen on December 27, 2008, 08:42:46 PM
Dvds just purchased (yay Blockbuster previously viewed table!):

In Bruges
Indiana Jones & Crystal Skull
Tropic Thunder

which one is first?

Oh man, I have to check my Blockbuster.

They were doing a 3 for $20 deal on the movies priced $14.99.  Usually those are 2/$20.00 and I stick to the ones in the 4/$20.00 bin but obviously those are usually much older.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on December 28, 2008, 01:54:21 AM
No offense to In Bruges (write-up forthcoming, theoretically), but the correct answer was Tropic Thunder.  Hope you ignored the others.  They don't have your best interests at heart the way I do!

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on December 28, 2008, 12:10:47 PM
I might have the time this evening to see The Reader or The Wrestler. Unfortunately their playing at the cinema I like less were it's virtually impossible to walk into another room. So which should it be?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 28, 2008, 12:13:23 PM
The Wrestler. Cuz that's the one I want to see.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 28, 2008, 12:14:18 PM
I might have the time this evening to see The Reader or The Wrestler. Unfortunately their playing at the cinema I like less were it's virtually impossible to walk into another room. So which should it be?

I'd like to see them both as well, but I'd probably pick The Wrestler if I had to make a decision.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Wilson on December 28, 2008, 12:23:46 PM
I'd go with The Wrestler.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on December 28, 2008, 01:05:47 PM
The Wrestler is pretty interesting; The Reader seems to be a typical Nazi love film, though i'll prolly eventually do it

i don't like no-sneak theatres
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on December 28, 2008, 04:48:57 PM
I'd go with The Wrestler.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on December 28, 2008, 04:51:26 PM
Doesn't matter anymore. I won't have time to go. Thanks for the input however.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sydney on December 29, 2008, 02:29:38 PM
No offense to In Bruges (write-up forthcoming, theoretically), but the correct answer was Tropic Thunder.  Hope you ignored the others.  They don't have your best interests at heart the way I do!

In Bruges > Tropic Thunder  :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on December 29, 2008, 04:48:33 PM
son of rambow
the truman show
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 29, 2008, 04:51:00 PM
son of rambow
the truman show

the one that is filmspot eligible.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 02, 2009, 06:57:05 PM
Gran Torino or Bolt?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 02, 2009, 07:02:46 PM
I'd go with gran torino as it seems to be eastwoods farewell, while pixar have a much more interesting film being made with up.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 02, 2009, 07:06:23 PM
I'd go with gran torino as it seems to be eastwoods farewell, while pixar have a much more interesting film being made with up.

Well I'll be seeing both eventually, it just depends on what I watch now. Not too excited about 'Up' though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 02, 2009, 07:07:54 PM
I'd go with gran torino as it seems to be eastwoods farewell, while pixar have a much more interesting film being made with up.

Not too excited about 'Up' though.

Why not?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 02, 2009, 07:16:12 PM
I'd go with gran torino as it seems to be eastwoods farewell, while pixar have a much more interesting film being made with up.

Not too excited about 'Up' though.

Why not?

The teaser didn't do much for me and it's Pixar doing people. I don't think Pixar's made anything better than a good film since the first Toy Story, so I can't really get behind them until they blow me away again.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 02, 2009, 08:28:20 PM
I decided not to watch anything. I may add Gran Torino in if I go theater hopping next week and it fits, though it's a toss up between that and Marley and Me.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 02, 2009, 10:01:10 PM
Just got back from Bolt and it was great.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 03, 2009, 10:02:44 AM
Just got back from Bolt and it was great.

That's what the first ten minutes told me.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 03, 2009, 10:58:05 AM
Gran Torino or Bolt?

late to the party, but if you go hopping later, do try to add GT.  no lie, it was probably the most fun i had in the theatre this year.  weird movie
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 03, 2009, 11:24:08 AM
Gran Torino or Bolt?

late to the party, but if you go hopping later, do try to add GT.  no lie, it was probably the most fun i had in the theatre this year.  weird movie

I'm going to try to plug it in when I go on Wednesday I think. Revolutionary Road and The Reader are my big two that day, but if I have time and the schedule works I'll check out GT too. Today I'm either going to do Jesse James, Happy-Go-Lucky, and either Defiance or Che Part 1 or Bolt and Rachel Getting Married.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 03, 2009, 02:49:48 PM
Gran Torino or Bolt?

late to the party, but if you go hopping later, do try to add GT.  no lie, it was probably the most fun i had in the theatre this year.  weird movie

heh, i think you'll have more fun at GT - Bolt was very lame.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 03, 2009, 03:00:21 PM
Reprise
Standard Operating Procedure
Cassandra's Dream
Forgetting Sarah Marshall*

*Seen once/Jan dictation
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 03, 2009, 03:01:20 PM
Reprise
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on January 04, 2009, 11:00:29 AM
Enter the Dragon or Bullit?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Solid Blake on January 04, 2009, 11:06:24 AM
Go with Steve, the dream machine, McQueen.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on January 04, 2009, 11:18:30 AM
McQueen it is!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on January 04, 2009, 05:44:24 PM
Gonna start one of these in 30 minutes:

The Orphanage
Redbelt


HELP!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on January 04, 2009, 05:45:46 PM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/ac7qtx.jpg)

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 04, 2009, 05:49:44 PM
Gonna start one of these in 30 minutes:

The Orphanage
Redbelt


HELP!

The Orphanage is pretty good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on January 04, 2009, 05:49:50 PM
Just to be dissenting, El Orfanto.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 04, 2009, 05:53:42 PM
His Dudeness is correct.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 04, 2009, 05:56:56 PM
I'm tired of you and His Dudeness double teaming this board. Have different opinions on things, dammit! But seriously, The Orphanage.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on January 04, 2009, 05:57:49 PM
I'm tired of you and His Dudeness double teaming this board.

Heh, I was thinking it was roujin and pixote who always seem to agree.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on January 04, 2009, 06:00:17 PM
Have different opinions on things, dammit!

The Happening and Rambo are good and Sarah Marshall isn't.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on January 04, 2009, 06:01:28 PM
Plus if Gene Kelly didn't exist, I wouldn't miss him.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 04, 2009, 06:01:42 PM
Oh, great now everybody has the same opinions! Why is there so much fighting? How are we ever going to know how wrong people are? Do I know what I am saying anymore?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 04, 2009, 06:01:54 PM
 :o
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 04, 2009, 07:56:48 PM
:o

that's just blatantly incorrect.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 04, 2009, 09:16:41 PM
While I'm sure no one would know, is Marley and Me worth checking out? I hate movies with Owen Wilson, but apparently it's pretty depressing, and I'm down with that, especially in a PG movie. Plus I'll likely not be able to see Bolt until DVD. If I do a three movie day on Wednesday, with Revolutionary Road and The Reader I may either go with Marley or Gran Torino for number 3. Though I am pretty sure I can find Gran Torino online. Either way, yes or no for this movie about the dog?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sheepboy on January 04, 2009, 09:24:52 PM
Revolutionary Road was first Mendes film I really did not like. However if you are intending to see both that and the Reader I would certainly advise something with some levity like Gran Torino.

Also anything that involves Aniston usually can be safely missed from experience.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 04, 2009, 09:27:54 PM
Revolutionary Road was first Mendes film I really did not like. However if you are intending to see both that and the Reader I would certainly advise something with some levity like Gran Torino.

Also anything that involves Aniston usually can be safely missed from experience.


According to imdb it will be the first Mendes film that I'll see, plus it's only showing at like 38 houses, and I'm a sucker for smaller openings before wide releases. And Gran Torino keeps getting recommendations. I'm guess that'll be on the slate.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 04, 2009, 10:53:33 PM
While I'm sure no one would know, is Marley and Me worth checking out? I hate movies with Owen Wilson, but apparently it's pretty depressing, and I'm down with that, especially in a PG movie. Plus I'll likely not be able to see Bolt until DVD. If I do a three movie day on Wednesday, with Revolutionary Road and The Reader I may either go with Marley or Gran Torino for number 3. Though I am pretty sure I can find Gran Torino online. Either way, yes or no for this movie about the dog?
I have yet to see the film or read the book but the author spoke at my school and from the stories he relayed that were in the book that made it into the film it definitely sounds a crop above similar films. I intend to see it at some point in the future.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 07, 2009, 07:08:07 PM
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Doubt
Frost/Nixon

I'm pretty exhausted, so it should be the one that's not quite worth giving my full attention to or the one that's so riveting that there's no chance of my mind drifting away.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 07, 2009, 07:09:03 PM
Doubt for sure.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on January 07, 2009, 07:38:43 PM
pix should watch Doubt.


Which should I watch first? (I'll get to both of them within 24 hours)

Glengarry Glen Ross (my first Mamet)
Paranoid Park
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sheepboy on January 07, 2009, 07:40:50 PM
Which should I watch first? (I'll get to both of them within 24 hours)

Glengarry Glen Ross (my first Mamet)
Paranoid Park

Death of a CINECAST!ing salesmen, erm I mean Glengarry :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 07, 2009, 07:42:16 PM
You should watch Paranoid Park.

pix should stay home and watch Memories of Underdevelopment.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on January 07, 2009, 07:50:45 PM
Or Alien versus Predator. I don't see how anyone needs any concentration for that film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on January 07, 2009, 07:51:56 PM
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Doubt
Frost/Nixon

I'm pretty exhausted, so it should be the one that's not quite worth giving my full attention to or the one that's so riveting that there's no chance of my mind drifting away.

Yeah, Doubt should have you sufficiently compelled.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 07, 2009, 09:28:15 PM
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Doubt
Frost/Nixon

I'm pretty exhausted, so it should be the one that's not quite worth giving my full attention to or the one that's so riveting that there's no chance of my mind drifting away.

pixote

The only good one.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 07, 2009, 09:29:13 PM
pix should watch Doubt.


Which should I watch first? (I'll get to both of them within 24 hours)

Glengarry Glen Ross (my first Mamet)
Paranoid Park

I haven't seen Glengarry, though I just finished my first Mamet a few minutes ago. Either way, Paranoid Park will almost always get my vote.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 08, 2009, 10:55:23 AM
pix should watch Doubt.


Which should I watch first? (I'll get to both of them within 24 hours)

Glengarry Glen Ross (my first Mamet)
Paranoid Park


go with glengarry glen ross first, its better.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 08, 2009, 11:02:02 AM
Well, StarCarly already watched it, but people should really stop doing that!  It's still alive in the 90s Bracket, so just wait a bit and see it fresh in the next round (or beyond).  :)

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on January 08, 2009, 11:15:58 AM
pix should watch the film with all the CGI but he probably figured as much.
StarCarly should watch GGR and then some more Mamet.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 08, 2009, 11:21:03 AM
I ended up feelling woozy and just lying down.  I should get to all three of those Filmspot films this weekend, after Memories of Underdevelopment.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 08, 2009, 11:22:26 AM
I ended up feelling wozzy and just lying down.  I should get to all three of those Filmspot films this weekend, after Memories of Underdevelopment.

That sounds about right.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 10, 2009, 11:16:17 AM
the third man
one flew over the cuckoos nest
election
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: skjerva on January 10, 2009, 11:26:13 AM
maybe not election, since you could get it in the next 90s round.  if you do Cuckoo's, pay attention to the way men and women are constructed - quiet the bit of sexist tripe.  i still haven't experienced The Third Man
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on January 10, 2009, 11:27:57 AM
The Third Man
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on January 10, 2009, 12:03:26 PM
Steven Soderbergh says The Third Man is on his list of films that are even better than people tell you they are. Election certainly isn't.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on January 10, 2009, 12:14:05 PM
I like the other two well enough but The Third Man is really something special.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on January 10, 2009, 02:39:29 PM
I plan on watching all of these but I'm wondering how I should order them (obviously this is all Filmspots stuff).  Great performances are probably what I'm most interested now as all four of my lists are pretty lacking right now.

Shotgun Stories (Jan. MDC)
Flight of the Red Balloon
4 Months...
The Wrestler
Chop Shop
Frozen River
Happy Go Lucky
Ben Button
Rachel Getting Married
The Visitor
Pineapple Express
In Bruges
Cloverfield
American Teen
Encounters at the End of the World
Taxi to the Dark Side
At the Death House Door
Surfwise
War Dance
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 10, 2009, 02:44:31 PM
You should totally watch American Teen. Some great performances in that one.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 10, 2009, 02:45:01 PM
The Wrestler
Rachel Getting Married
The Visitor
Ben Button
In Bruges
Flight of the Red Balloon
4 Months...

(no reccomendation on performances)
At the Death House Door
Pineapple Express
Cloverfield
American Teen
Encounters at the End of the World
Taxi to the Dark Side

(not seen)
Shotgun Stories (Jan. MDC)
Chop Shop
Frozen River
Happy Go Lucky
Surfwise
War Dance
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 10, 2009, 02:47:20 PM
Based on the original list (which maybe wasn't ordered), Rachel Getting Married should probably be higher for the performance of Rosemarie DeWitt.  4 Months is sufficiently high for Anamaria Marinca's outstanding lead performance.  Lots of other good options in that list, but performance-wise, those are the two I most champion.

edit: I'll guess I'll add in Michael Shannon's lead work in Shotgun Stories.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on January 10, 2009, 03:56:17 PM
I doubt your advice will have much of an impact on what I go see tonight, but I'm curious nonetheless:

Wendy and Lucy
Rachel Getting Married
Happy-Go-Lucky
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 10, 2009, 03:58:25 PM
go see wendy and lucy. its much more fun then happy-go-lucky.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 10, 2009, 03:59:27 PM
I can only speak to two of those, but I want to hear what you have to say about the one I haven't seen (Happy-Go-Lucky).  Plus, that one has a strangely low profile in the Filmspots so far.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on January 10, 2009, 03:59:58 PM
 Plus, that one has a strangely low profile in the Filmspots so far.

Thankfully.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 10, 2009, 04:01:01 PM
Plus, that one has a strangely low profile in the Filmspots so far.

pixote

really? thats sad, im gonna go promote it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 10, 2009, 05:45:16 PM
I doubt your advice will have much of an impact on what I go see tonight, but I'm curious nonetheless:

Wendy and Lucy
Rachel Getting Married
Happy-Go-Lucky


I still need to watch Happy-Go-Lucky, but you have the better of Rachel and Wendy at the top already.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 10, 2009, 09:34:04 PM
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Valkyrie
Gran Torino

:'(

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 10, 2009, 09:35:32 PM
Gran Torino
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on January 10, 2009, 09:36:25 PM
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Valkyrie
Gran Torino

:'(

pixote

Not Earth.  Both Gran Torino and Valkyrie look pretty funny but Gran Torino looks funniest.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on January 11, 2009, 09:33:03 AM
I ended up feelling woozy and just lying down.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 11, 2009, 10:04:54 AM
ive only seen the day the earth stood still.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 11, 2009, 11:38:27 AM
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Valkyrie
Gran Torino

:'(

pixote

I second Tequila's reply.

I'd say Valkyrie I guess, but with little confidence.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on January 11, 2009, 01:52:35 PM
I'm not being judgmental, but were you really contemplating The Day the Earth Stood Still?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 11, 2009, 03:35:36 PM
I'm not being judgmental, but were you really contemplating The Day the Earth Stood Still?

its actually not a horrible movie. worth a rent for reeves.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 11, 2009, 07:28:06 PM
I'm not being judgmental, but were you really contemplating The Day the Earth Stood Still?

its actually not a horrible movie. worth a rent for reeves.

seeing the meadowlands turned to ash in IMAX is AWESOME. Sorry, but nothing much happens to Minneapolis.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 12, 2009, 12:26:53 AM
I'm not being judgmental, but were you really contemplating The Day the Earth Stood Still?

Maybe?  ::)

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 12, 2009, 04:22:10 PM
its not that horrible.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on January 12, 2009, 04:32:38 PM
Waltz with Bashir
Revolutionary Road
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on January 12, 2009, 04:39:32 PM
I haven't watched either but vote for Waltz with Bashir.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on January 12, 2009, 04:40:05 PM
Waltz first, both eventually.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 12, 2009, 04:48:17 PM
Waltz With Bashir
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 12, 2009, 05:34:07 PM
Waltz first, both eventually.

I haven't seen Waltz, and I really liked Revolutionary Road, but I'd second what Tequila wrote.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on January 12, 2009, 05:42:17 PM
LOL. I just realized Revolutionary Road is playing at the multiplex which has the 5$ Tuesday deal. Waltz will wait for the weekend maybe.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 12, 2009, 05:48:08 PM
LOL. I just realized Revolutionary Road is playing at the multiplex which has the 5$ Tuesday deal. Waltz will wait for the weekend maybe.

Well, enjoy Rev Road, it's a good one.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 13, 2009, 11:04:07 AM
Waltz with Bashir may be my most anticipated movie right now.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 13, 2009, 12:14:56 PM
This is for the future, but hopefully some people will participate and decide what I end up watching and then reviewing for my 100th review. Any movie you want to suggest is cool, just leave a comment at the link below, but please, no documentaries, I don't watch or review those. Thanks.

http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/countdown-to-100th-review/ (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/countdown-to-100th-review/)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 13, 2009, 03:18:31 PM
This is for the future, but hopefully some people will participate and decide what I end up watching and then reviewing for my 100th review. Any movie you want to suggest is cool, just leave a comment at the link below, but please, no documentaries, I don't watch or review those. Thanks.

http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/countdown-to-100th-review/ (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/countdown-to-100th-review/)

you don't watch docs? Why not?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on January 13, 2009, 03:25:21 PM
This is for the future, but hopefully some people will participate and decide what I end up watching and then reviewing for my 100th review. Any movie you want to suggest is cool, just leave a comment at the link below, but please, no documentaries, I don't watch or review those. Thanks.

http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/countdown-to-100th-review/ (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/countdown-to-100th-review/)

you don't watch docs? Why not?

That is exactly how talking heads are in documentaries, they are awkward and more often than not they are edited so that they say what the documentarian wants them to say and they come across like people are reading off a script. That's the main reason why I don't give documentaries the time of day any more, they are across the board 100% fake and engineered to deliver a story, they aren't documentaries at all.

Look at me! I'm like pix!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 13, 2009, 03:31:15 PM
This is for the future, but hopefully some people will participate and decide what I end up watching and then reviewing for my 100th review. Any movie you want to suggest is cool, just leave a comment at the link below, but please, no documentaries, I don't watch or review those. Thanks.

http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/countdown-to-100th-review/ (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/countdown-to-100th-review/)

you don't watch docs? Why not?

That is exactly how talking heads are in documentaries, they are awkward and more often than not they are edited so that they say what the documentarian wants them to say and they come across like people are reading off a script. That's the main reason why I don't give documentaries the time of day any more, they are across the board 100% fake and engineered to deliver a story, they aren't documentaries at all.

Look at me! I'm like pix!

Im so happy for you.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Thor on January 13, 2009, 03:58:58 PM
This is for the future, but hopefully some people will participate and decide what I end up watching and then reviewing for my 100th review. Any movie you want to suggest is cool, just leave a comment at the link below, but please, no documentaries, I don't watch or review those. Thanks.

http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/countdown-to-100th-review/ (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/countdown-to-100th-review/)

You should watch F for Fake.

 ;)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 13, 2009, 04:15:14 PM
Orson Welles does sound grand.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 13, 2009, 06:49:47 PM
Orson Welles does sound grand.
Or King of Kong, I watched both around the same time and both were two of the most entertaining films I had ever seen.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 14, 2009, 05:26:57 AM
ok. get ready for the ultra-list.

Memento
The Dark Knight
Fargo
This is Spinal Tap
Fight Club
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Kill Bill vol.1
Princess Mononoke
Grave of the Fireflies
Quiz Show
Happy-Go-Lucky.


What first?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on January 14, 2009, 05:40:07 AM
I'll say This is Spinal Tap. But it looks like you can't really go wrong.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 14, 2009, 05:55:48 AM
Orson Welles does sound grand.

But not in a documentary, you sly dog you!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on January 14, 2009, 07:13:22 AM
Grave of the Fireflies.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 14, 2009, 07:33:23 AM
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on January 14, 2009, 08:20:38 AM
The Good the Bad and the Ugly

This.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on January 14, 2009, 08:47:54 AM
The Good the Bad and the Ugly

This.

That.

Then Mononoke.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on January 14, 2009, 08:51:00 AM
Fargo, just to make the decision difficult.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jbissell on January 14, 2009, 11:03:18 AM
Orson Welles does sound grand.

But not in a documentary, you sly dog you!

I guarentee it is like no other documentary you've ever seen.  I would think of it more as Orson totally messing with you.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Thor on January 14, 2009, 01:10:33 PM
Orson Welles does sound grand.

But not in a documentary, you sly dog you!

I guarentee it is like no other documentary you've ever seen.  I would think of it more as Orson totally messing with you.

Word. Bill, this film will challenge your rule. That's why you need to watch it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Kevin Shields on January 14, 2009, 02:23:36 PM
The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Agreed. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on January 14, 2009, 02:33:01 PM
Orson Welles does sound grand.

But not in a documentary, you sly dog you!

I guarentee it is like no other documentary you've ever seen.  I would think of it more as Orson totally messing with you.

Word. Bill, this film will challenge your rule. That's why you need to watch it.

If you only watch one more documentary in your whole life, let it be this one.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on January 14, 2009, 02:34:41 PM
Orson Welles does sound grand.

But not in a documentary, you sly dog you!

I guarentee it is like no other documentary you've ever seen.  I would think of it more as Orson totally messing with you.

Word. Bill, this film will challenge your rule. That's why you need to watch it.

If you only watch one more documentary in your whole life, let it be this one.

I really wish I had gotten into it as much as everyone else has, but I really found it kind of annoying more than anything else. Maybe I need to try it again.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on January 14, 2009, 03:36:22 PM
Orson Welles does sound grand.

But not in a documentary, you sly dog you!

I guarentee it is like no other documentary you've ever seen.  I would think of it more as Orson totally messing with you.

Word. Bill, this film will challenge your rule. That's why you need to watch it.

If you only watch one more documentary in your whole life, let it be this one.

I really wish I had gotten into it as much as everyone else has, but I really found it kind of annoying more than anything else. Maybe I need to try it again.
And Buñuel did it first (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023037/).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 14, 2009, 05:47:23 PM
Fat Welles is cool.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on January 14, 2009, 05:53:17 PM
Fat Welles is cool.

Having just watched Touch of Evil, I must agree with you.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on January 14, 2009, 05:53:56 PM
Unlike..uhm...slim Welles?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 14, 2009, 05:58:15 PM
4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days
The Band's Visit
The Visitor
Encounters at the End of the World
Young@Heart
A Christmas Tale
Son of Rambow
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Solid Blake on January 14, 2009, 06:01:36 PM
4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days
The Band's Visit
The Visitor
Encounters at the End of the World
Young@Heart
A Christmas Tale
Son of Rambow
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on January 14, 2009, 06:09:54 PM
Encounters at the End of the World
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on January 14, 2009, 06:58:43 PM
4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on January 14, 2009, 07:01:20 PM
4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on January 14, 2009, 07:04:39 PM
4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on January 14, 2009, 07:08:01 PM
The Band's Visit. It hasn't gotten the audience it deserves.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 14, 2009, 07:11:59 PM
Sukiyaki Western Django
Bigger, Faster, Stronger*
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (is this Filmspot eligible?)
My Brother is an Only Child
The Suite Life On Deck Season 1
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on January 14, 2009, 07:18:56 PM
I don't know what the little star means but Bigger, Stronger, Faster is a good choice.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 14, 2009, 07:22:21 PM
I don't know what the little star means but Bigger, Stronger, Faster is a good choice.

It's in the title, right? I thought it was on the poster anyway. A little asterisk for the whole steroid thing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on January 14, 2009, 07:26:12 PM
I don't know what the little star means but Bigger, Stronger, Faster is a good choice.

It's in the title, right? I thought it was on the poster anyway. A little asterisk for the whole steroid thing.

*The Side Effects of Being American
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on January 14, 2009, 07:30:31 PM
I don't know what the little star means but Bigger, Stronger, Faster is a good choice.

It's in the title, right? I thought it was on the poster anyway.
You are indeed correct, it's just not on the German posters so I got confused (they like to keep things simple for us). Anyway, you should watch that.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 14, 2009, 07:45:00 PM
I'm really considering My Brother, but I reckon I ought to see B,S,F* because it has the higher profile.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on January 14, 2009, 07:46:05 PM
I'm really considering My Brother, but I reckon I ought to see B,S,F* because it has the higher profile.

My Brother... has fascists vs. communists though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 14, 2009, 07:56:23 PM
I'm really considering My Brother, but I reckon I ought to see B,S,F* because it has the higher profile.

My Brother... has fascists vs. communists though.

Which kicks ass. I was so excited to see it in theaters when I first saw the trailer too, along with The Year My Parents Went On Vacation.

Also, His Dudeness was right. I just got through the intro sequence of B,S,F* and the asterisk is, in fact, supposed to mean The Side Effects of Being an American. Back to the film. See everyone in an hour and a half or so.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on January 14, 2009, 08:09:40 PM
4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 14, 2009, 08:55:39 PM
4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days

okey dokey
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 14, 2009, 10:53:43 PM
The Suite Life On Deck Season 1

Is it too late to vote for this?

As for me, I'm just back from the video store with:

Filmspots
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Speed Racer
Still Life
Up the Yangtze

Other
Curse of the Crying Woman
The Witch's Mirror
I Fidanzati
Il Posto

Things I Almost Got
My Brother Is an Only Child
Taxi to the Dark Side
The Rape of Europa
Gonzo
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation
Beaufort
Mister Lonely
Sparrow

No sign of Don't Touch the Ax.  :(

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 14, 2009, 10:55:42 PM
Fantastic :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Basil on January 15, 2009, 03:59:00 AM
I'm disappointed you didn't get Taxi to the Dark Side.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Thor on January 15, 2009, 09:00:21 AM
You should watch Speed Racer, of course. But prepare yourself by playing Mario Kart 'Rainbow Road' and having some Skittles and mushrooms first.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on January 15, 2009, 09:09:25 AM
You should first watch The Girl Who Leapt Through Time followed by Still Life and Up the Yangtze back to back.

And of course, finish all this in time to watch The Curse of the Crying Woman tonight. Yes, You Can!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 15, 2009, 09:46:25 AM
The Suite Life On Deck Season 1

Is it too late to vote for this?

As for me, I'm just back from the video store with:

Filmspots
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Speed Racer
Still Life
Up the Yangtze

Other
Curse of the Crying Woman
The Witch's Mirror
I Fidanzati
Il Posto

Things I Almost Got
My Brother Is an Only Child
Taxi to the Dark Side
The Rape of Europa
Gonzo
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation
Beaufort
Mister Lonely
Sparrow

No sign of Don't Touch the Ax.  :(

pixote

Technically yes, but I'll watch an episode or two today.

I vote for Gonzo so that someone else can second it for best soundtrack. If not that then I would be most interested to see The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, though I cannot personally say if it is good or not.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 18, 2009, 01:51:03 PM
What's more worth the watch first...

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Shotgun Stories
Still Life
The Fall

I'll get to all of them eventually, but I'm wondering which I should check out next weekend.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 18, 2009, 02:05:12 PM
Still Life!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on January 18, 2009, 02:39:41 PM
Still Life!
followed by The Girl Who Leapt Through Time if possible!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on January 18, 2009, 02:43:06 PM
Agreed. Still Life is one of the better films release last year.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 18, 2009, 03:14:45 PM
Still Life!
followed by The Girl Who Leapt Through Time if possible!

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is at the top of my queue right now, but they haven't confirmed getting George Washington back yet so I can still switch things around. Netflix predicts I'll like Girl the most and Shotgun Stories the least, though I think I'm most interested to see Shotgun. I may move Still Life up there though, I'm still debating.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Thor on January 20, 2009, 12:43:07 PM
[REC]
The girl who leapt through time
Mister lonely
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 20, 2009, 12:44:05 PM
[REC]
The girl who leapt through time
Mister lonely

Only one i've seen is Lonely - its quite awesome though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StarCarly on January 20, 2009, 12:50:09 PM
Mister Lonely!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on January 20, 2009, 12:52:11 PM
The one with the girl and the leaping and the time.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: duder on January 20, 2009, 12:56:01 PM
Eh. Girl, I guess.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Thor on January 20, 2009, 01:14:15 PM
OK, so that's 2 each. Someone break the tie please?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 20, 2009, 01:15:46 PM
[rec]!

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Thor on January 20, 2009, 01:16:19 PM
 :-\
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 20, 2009, 01:18:32 PM
For Filmspot purposes, I'd guess that Mister Lonely is the one to watch, unless you're already happy with your picks for Surprising Film, Cinematography, Scene (Adrenaline).

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 21, 2009, 05:54:53 PM
Perfect Blue
My Brother is an Only Child
Sukiyaki Western Django
The Year My Parents Went Away on Vacation
Transsiberian
Cannibal! The Musical
Reprise

EDIT: Bolt
Encounters at the End of the World (Don't really feel like a documentary, but I don't know)
Taxi to the Dark Side (Same as previous)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on January 21, 2009, 05:56:43 PM
I've been bugging people on the boards about this for the past couple weeks and I won't stop until Sunday.

Reprise.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 21, 2009, 05:58:49 PM
I've been bugging people on the boards about this for the past couple weeks and I won't stop until Sunday.

Reprise.

I should also state that my ballot has already been submitted.

Also, as always, The Suite Life On Deck Season 1 is also an option.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 21, 2009, 05:59:09 PM
Perfect Blue!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on January 21, 2009, 06:00:38 PM