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Title: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 03, 2011, 02:30:21 AM
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.
Title: Super Fun Happy Time Question My Watching Thread
Post by: 1SO on January 03, 2011, 02:56:50 AM
Okay.   So... what should I watch?
Title: Re: Super Fun Happy Time Question My Watching Thread
Post by: pixote on January 03, 2011, 02:59:59 AM
Okay.   So... what should I watch?
(http://i55.tinypic.com/2s7hpjm.jpg)

Let's assume it's more up your alley than Duck Season.

pixote
Title: Re: Super Fun Happy Time Question My Watching Thread
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 03, 2011, 08:08:42 AM
Okay.   So... what should I watch?

Any 2010 film with Emma Roberts.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on January 03, 2011, 09:33:11 AM
Now that I've seen Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, I can confidently say it is a terrific trilogy on the whole. So, if there is an installment of that series you haven't seen, get on it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on January 03, 2011, 08:56:17 PM
Enter the Void
or
The American
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Pratters on January 03, 2011, 09:00:09 PM
If you like experimental cinema, Enter The Void. If you like George Clooney, The American. I can't say more as I haven't watched any yet though I plan to watch both. Will definitely watch Enter The Void. It seems a very different film and I love different kinds of films, so I won't miss it no matter what. I may or may not watch The American though I want to. George Clooney hasn't ever failed me. There are loads of other films I want to watch.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on January 03, 2011, 10:08:13 PM
I'd go with The American. It's slow, but not a complete bore and it's nice to look at.

Actually, liking that movie is an unpopular opinion of mine. I don't think anyone else but I liked it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 03, 2011, 10:13:05 PM
I think The American got some pretty decent love round here.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on January 04, 2011, 08:49:16 PM
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e321/smallfrozenhamster/DuelPoster.jpg)
Have seen once a long time ago.

or
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e321/smallfrozenhamster/51rMK27bSfL_SL500_.jpg)
Never seen, just watched the first movie.

???
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 04, 2011, 08:50:15 PM
Duel is worth seeking out. An egregiously overlooked Spieberg.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on January 04, 2011, 08:53:36 PM
Oh I know. It's a good movie from what I remember. And it's not an issue of seeking them out. They are both downloaded and ready to go.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on January 06, 2011, 12:03:13 AM
Next Up in my Top 100 Marathon:

Au Hasard Balthazar
Birdy
Mean Streets

First one to get 2 votes wins.  I'll be sitting in chat (http://chat.crackspotting.com/) in the meantime, if you want to make your case or just hang out.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 06, 2011, 12:10:56 AM
Bresson! Bresson!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on January 07, 2011, 01:45:01 PM
Uri and I rarely get to see movies at the cinema, but we are going out tonight - the problem is there are so many movies we want to see!

So, given the fact that I will probably get to see only one of these now (possibly one more - but it's unlikely), and I'll have to wait for dvd for the others, which should I make my priority, given the awards season, Filmspot season, etc.?


Black Swan
The King's Speech
True Grit
The Fighter
Harry Potter
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: zarodinu on January 07, 2011, 01:52:01 PM
Mary and Max is instantwatchable and if you haven't seen it already, you haven't seen the best film of the year.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 07, 2011, 01:53:46 PM
True Grit
Black Swan
The King's Speech
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on January 07, 2011, 02:06:34 PM
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
True Grit
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on January 07, 2011, 02:08:33 PM
Um. Why are you watching movies you already watched? Why not try White Material or something?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 07, 2011, 02:10:17 PM
Black Swan and/or True Grit. Flip a coin, I guess.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 07, 2011, 02:10:55 PM
I actually prefer Harry Potter to all of these.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on January 07, 2011, 02:15:40 PM
Mary and Max is instantwatchable and if you haven't seen it already, you haven't seen the best film of the year.
Yep. Seen it. Love it. Among my favorites of the year so far.

Um. Why are you watching movies you already watched? Why not try White Material or something?
Um. What? I haven't seen any of those I listed. If White Material was in town though, I would see that one before any of the others.

Black Swan and/or True Grit. Flip a coin, I guess.
Yeah, those are the two I'm waffling between. I'm leaning towards True Grit.

I actually prefer Harry Potter to all of these.
I would really like to see that one, too, although I suppose it's less "significant" relative to the awards season.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 07, 2011, 03:08:01 PM
Swan or Grit. Grit probably has the performances, Swan is probably the better film overall.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on January 07, 2011, 03:29:48 PM
I've yet to see The King's Speech, but I can't wait to see it, so that being said I'd rank them...

1. Black Swan
2. True Grit
3. The Fighter
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on January 07, 2011, 03:47:15 PM
I actually prefer Harry Potter to all of these.

I agree with Sam. Yeah, sounds odd to me too.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on January 07, 2011, 03:54:39 PM
Seems like a lot of you are saying Black Swan and True Grit. Maybe I can convince Uri of a double-feature . . .


Yeah, sounds odd to me too.
What sounds odd? (Edit: Nevermind, I got it. Brain on slow function today.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 07, 2011, 03:57:27 PM
I really loved Black Swan. True Grit would be my next choice.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on January 07, 2011, 03:59:07 PM
I actually prefer Harry Potter to all of these.

I agree with Sam. Yeah, sounds odd to me too.
Yes, but Awards-wise it's the least important of the group.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 07, 2011, 04:22:30 PM
I actually prefer Harry Potter to all of these.

I agree with Sam. Yeah, sounds odd to me too.
Yes, but Awards-wise it's the least important of the group.
Who cares about Awards? It's all about the films, man!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on January 08, 2011, 06:15:45 PM
Filmspot fever!

Mary and Max
or
Enter the Void

Or should I watch the first in the Red Riding trilogy? Is that filmspot eligible (or relevant)?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Beavermoose on January 08, 2011, 06:38:00 PM
Filmspot fever!

Mary and Max
or
Enter the Void

Or should I watch the first in the Red Riding trilogy? Is that filmspot eligible (or relevant)?


MARY AND MAX!!!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on January 08, 2011, 06:39:43 PM
I'm nominating Red Riding for a few things but there is debate of whether it can be nominated as a whole rather than each individual part. Either way, Red Riding 1980 has a Best Line.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on January 08, 2011, 06:46:00 PM
I've seen only the first of Red Riding and I haven't seen Enter the Void, but I'd love you to watch Mary and Max. :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on January 08, 2011, 07:25:02 PM
Thanks for the help, Mary and Max it is!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on January 12, 2011, 03:55:38 PM
I'm bored and this what is On Demand, how about you guys give me a top 5...

Beautiful Girls
Bird
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
The Fabulous Baker Boys
Field of Dreams
Gods and Monsters
ILM: Creating the Impossible
It Happened One Night
Marty
Matewan
Midnight Run
Mississippi Masala
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Nell
One False Move
Ransom
Red River
Sherrybaby
Sid and Nancy
The Sweet Hereafter
There Will be Blood
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on January 12, 2011, 03:58:00 PM
Field of Dreams
Brief Interviews With Hideous Men
The Sweet Hereafter
Mr. Smith
Marty
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Mosca on January 12, 2011, 04:00:55 PM
Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia (because Barry Cryer likes it. Or actually maybe Graeme Garden. Anyone understand that?)
Field of Dreams (KEVIN  :P)
It Happened One Night (I have just finished watching it!)
Marty (so touching)
Mr Smith Goes To Washington (you just have to)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on January 12, 2011, 04:01:35 PM
Midnight Run
Matewan
It Happened One Night
The Sweet Hereafter
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on January 12, 2011, 04:20:21 PM
Thanks guys.

If I find myself not going out tonight, I'll go with Field of Dreams and/or It Happened One Night. If I have time, maybe Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and/or The Sweet Hereafter. Depends on if I can soldier through three films in a row, normally I'm good after two.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 12, 2011, 04:39:01 PM
There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood

And if you have time, It Happened One Night is pretty good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on January 12, 2011, 08:23:59 PM
There Will Be Blood 5 times.... that translate into 198907490874309710978789070987 minutes running time.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on January 12, 2011, 09:18:19 PM
That's a lot of overacting.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 13, 2011, 02:49:39 AM
Need a Filmspot-relevant film to watch before bed (or maybe to fall asleep to). Options include, but are not limited to:

Revanche
La France
Mammoth
Afterschool
Vengeance
I Am Love
Restrepo
Centurion
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Double Take
Beeswax
My Son, My Son, What Have You Done
Walt & El Grupo
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe
The Good the Bad and the Weird
Black Dynamite

Holding off on Mary and Max, The Secret of the Kells, Mother, A Prophet, The Horse Boy, Sweetgrass, and Exit Through the Gift Shop for now.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 13, 2011, 03:10:47 AM
Vengeance
The Good, the Bad, the Weird
I Am Love
Centurion
Black Dynamite
Double Take

If you really want to get to sleep though: Walt & El Grupo
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on January 13, 2011, 03:42:11 AM
I'll put in a nice word for Beeswax if you haven't chosen yet. Not particularly cinematic, but it's pretty good in a small way.

Nice portrait of disability also.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 13, 2011, 03:49:16 AM
I'll put in a nice word for Beeswax if you haven't chosen yet. Not particularly cinematic, but it's pretty good in a small way.

Nice portrait of disability also.

Will you be nominating it for anything?

Vengeance
The Good, the Bad, the Weird
I Am Love
Centurion
Black Dynamite
Double Take

How about you? Will these all make your ballot somewhere?

I need to make a decision pretty soon — before the currently playing movie (Body of Evidence) does any further damage.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on January 13, 2011, 03:54:33 AM
I need to make a decision pretty soon — before the currently playing movie (Body of Evidence) does any further damage.
:D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 13, 2011, 03:57:55 AM
I'm pretty sure the last six minutes have just been Madonna dripping hot wax onto Willem Defoe. It should probably be in roujin's Top 100.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on January 13, 2011, 04:11:42 AM
No, probably won't be making any noms. Sorry. It's not quite that nice.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 13, 2011, 04:30:53 AM
Vengeance
The Good, the Bad, the Weird
I Am Love
Centurion
Black Dynamite
Double Take

How about you? Will these all make your ballot somewhere?


The first three probably in a few categories.  Double Take for doc, by default.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Mosca on January 13, 2011, 09:21:01 AM
I'm pretty sure the last six minutes have just been Madonna dripping hot wax onto Willem Defoe. It should probably be in roujin's Top 100.

pixote
Willem Defoe's...?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on January 13, 2011, 09:16:42 PM
(http://i53.tinypic.com/14lilbm.jpg) vs. (http://i56.tinypic.com/ayt1ma.jpg)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on January 13, 2011, 09:25:56 PM
(http://i53.tinypic.com/14lilbm.jpg) vs. (http://i56.tinypic.com/ayt1ma.jpg)

color
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on January 13, 2011, 09:55:33 PM
I'm pretty sure the last six minutes have just been Madonna dripping hot wax onto Willem Defoe. It should probably be in roujin's Top 100.

pixote
Willem Defoe's...?

Any piece of Willam Dafoe is ALL of Willam Defoe. If you cut off his arm not only would he regrow it, the severed arm would regrow a body.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Mosca on January 14, 2011, 08:04:16 AM
I'm pretty sure the last six minutes have just been Madonna dripping hot wax onto Willem Defoe. It should probably be in roujin's Top 100.

pixote
Willem Defoe's...?

Any piece of Willam Dafoe is ALL of Willam Defoe. If you cut off his arm not only would he regrow it, the severed arm would regrow a body.
Tsk, I was just being silly, as usual, but your post is nicely metaphysical.  :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 17, 2011, 08:24:46 AM
Plan on watching all of these this week. In which order do I do it?

Dogtooth
Uncle Boonmee
I Love You, Phillip Morris
Four Lions
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 17, 2011, 09:36:17 AM
Plan on watching all of these this week. In which order do I do it?

Dogtooth
Uncle Boonmee
I Love You, Phillip Morris
Four Lions


hmmm, 2 comedies and whatever Dogtooth and Boonmee are. 

1. I Love You, Phillip Morris
2. Uncle Boonmee
3. Dogtooth
4. Four Lions
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 17, 2011, 09:47:59 AM
I was thinking of slotting Morris first because I reckon it will be the easiest to watch.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 17, 2011, 09:52:27 AM
I was thinking of slotting Morris first because I reckon it will be the easiest to watch.

yeah, its fun but mostly a slight romcom.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on January 17, 2011, 11:32:45 AM
Gone with the Wind, or four other movies?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 17, 2011, 11:36:44 AM
B!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on January 17, 2011, 11:39:44 AM
Plan on watching all of these this week. In which order do I do it?

Dogtooth
Uncle Boonmee
I Love You, Phillip Morris
Four Lions


The only one I've seen is Uncle Boonmee and it's amazing.

Gone with the Wind, or four other movies?

4 other movies.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 17, 2011, 01:49:00 PM
GWTW FTW!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 18, 2011, 08:20:50 PM
The Ghost Writer
MacGruber
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 18, 2011, 08:23:34 PM
Ghost Writer.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 18, 2011, 08:26:49 PM
Which categories may that compete for in the Filmspots? I assume MacGruber has some Best Line consideration, I reckon Ghost Writer has the Brosnan factor, correct?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on January 18, 2011, 08:35:51 PM
Olivia Williams for Best Supporting Actress in Ghost Writer is not outside the realm of possibility. I need to look at my provisional filmspot ballot again to see if it needs any updates.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 18, 2011, 08:39:50 PM
Also it is a good movie.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on January 18, 2011, 08:52:33 PM
MacGruber
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Mosca on January 20, 2011, 01:37:04 PM
MacGruber
I did. Bring back MacGyver  :D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 20, 2011, 04:45:52 PM
roujin, what is this and why should I see it in an english dubbed version?

Full Live Action Gantz movie Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuuHv1rZMhE#ws)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 20, 2011, 06:41:02 PM
Ha, they made a live-action Gantz movie?

If it's anything like the anime (which isn't very good), it should be full of horrible teen characters having sex with each other (or fantasizing about such) and then blowing the shit out of aliens in increasingly violent ways. Should be fun as one of the dudes from Arashi! is in the film. Also the dude who played L in the Death Note movies.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 20, 2011, 08:06:25 PM
poo, missed it.  sounds fun though.  i'll keep an eye out for an encore.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on January 22, 2011, 12:11:01 PM
I missed the whole Let The Right One In train in 2008. Now Let Me In exists. I don't know which one to watch.  :-\
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 22, 2011, 12:24:56 PM
I missed the whole Let The Right One In train in 2008. Now Let Me In exists. I don't know which one to watch.  :-\

both!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on January 22, 2011, 12:40:46 PM
I missed the whole Let The Right One In train in 2008. Now Let Me In exists. I don't know which one to watch.  :-\

both!

Agreed. Let the Right One In is a fantastic movie and Let Me In does a very good job of re-adapting it for America.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 22, 2011, 09:36:06 PM
Let Me In is better.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 22, 2011, 09:37:56 PM
You really only need to watch Let The Right One In.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on January 22, 2011, 09:38:38 PM
I missed the whole Let The Right One In train in 2008. Now Let Me In exists. I don't know which one to watch.  :-\

Both are good, but as I just went into in the spoiler thread, I very strongly hold the position that the remake adds nothing and loses a lot of what makes the original so great. Others disagree. They're weird. :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on January 22, 2011, 09:42:30 PM
You should probably watch the original so you can at least see the scene that the hamster thinks is so controversial.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on January 22, 2011, 10:00:43 PM
You should just go ahead and watch Let Me In since it's better and then watch Let the Right One In so that you'll think it's worse :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on January 22, 2011, 10:10:43 PM
Alright, here's what I've got on deck.  I can't decide, so I'm going to run out and grab something to eat, and if anyone's responded by the time I'm done, I'll go with their choice.  Otherwise, I'll just pick one.

Time of the Gypsies (one of my all-time favorites, just bought a Korean DVD)
Snatch (my cousin's favorite movie, he's been bugging me to watch it)
The More the Merrier (more Jean Arthur!)
Yesterday Girl (TSPDT 1000)
By the Bluest of Seas (TSPDT 1000)
The Sign of Leo (TSPDT 1000)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on January 22, 2011, 10:35:59 PM
No takers?  Hmm... Time of the Gypsies it is!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on January 22, 2011, 10:39:26 PM
Martin, I say Snatch because I've heard of it and seen it and liked it.

I missed the whole Let The Right One In train in 2008. Now Let Me In exists. I don't know which one to watch.  :-\

Both are good, but as I just went into in the spoiler thread, I very strongly hold the position that the remake adds nothing and loses a lot of what makes the original so great. Others disagree. They're weird. :)

QFT.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on January 22, 2011, 10:40:18 PM
Yesterday Girl
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on January 22, 2011, 10:41:46 PM
Yes, Snatch is the only movie I've heard of from that list that I know and like. Although looking on IMDB, Time of the Gypsies sounds the most interesting.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 22, 2011, 11:04:08 PM
I've heard of all of them. I am also awesome.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on January 22, 2011, 11:28:06 PM
Thanks folks. The votes seem to favour the original, so that's where I'll start. I look forward to reading the discussions after I've caught up with them.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on January 23, 2011, 06:33:48 PM
Blue Valentine or Somewhere?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 23, 2011, 06:39:23 PM
I currently have Somewhere ranked below Valentine, but when I finalize my list the former will be higher, plus it needs to Filmspot help, so Somewhere, obvi.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on January 23, 2011, 09:15:27 PM
I'd say Blue Valentine.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on January 24, 2011, 05:05:01 PM
Tonight, for filmspot consideration (and to enjoy n' stuff):

Splice
Mother
Animal Kingdom

Majority rules. You have 30 minutes :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 24, 2011, 05:06:21 PM
Splice is fun but not much Filmspot-ness going on for me. Probably Animal Kingdom. Cuz I love kittens.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 24, 2011, 05:07:56 PM
Splice, rack up those Best Supporting nods and the technical categories!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on January 24, 2011, 05:08:33 PM
You might enjoy Splice.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on January 24, 2011, 05:11:57 PM
For you, Animal Kingdom, but I would also support Mother.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on January 24, 2011, 05:13:32 PM
Mother is my favorite, but Animal Kingdom is also not a bad choice. Splice is (though you might have fun with it). :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on January 24, 2011, 05:45:32 PM
Animal Kingdom by a nose. The others when I get time. Thanks guys :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on January 24, 2011, 06:32:43 PM
Animal Kingdom by a nose. The others when I get time. Thanks guys :)

I'm late but I would have said Animal Kingdom as well. Splice is a good one too. Mother...well, I didn't care much for it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 25, 2011, 01:41:33 AM
Splice could eat up the Surprise khat.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 26, 2011, 02:36:10 PM
So, the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (http://www.jdiff.com/index.php/events/) is next month, and I just got tickets to:

Incendies
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
The Adjustment Bureau
Poetry
Bridge on the River Kwai
And the surprise film

I can't make it to either Outrage ( :'() or Route Irish, so barring those, are there any other movies in the lineup which people would recommend me going to see?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on January 26, 2011, 03:00:33 PM
That's so awesome, 'Noke! Although I have to give the obligatory:

I can't make it to Outrage ( :'()

Nooooo!

But really, that's an awesome sounding line-up. I looked through the rest of the list, and you're already pretty much seeing the ones I am interested in (most of the rest I haven't even heard of). There's some other really interesting sounding selections in there though, if nothing else you should try and see one or two just based on how much the synopsis grabs you. Blind discoveries! :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on January 26, 2011, 03:07:51 PM
If it was me, Cave of Forgotten Dreams.  Can't pass up on Herzog.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 26, 2011, 03:27:09 PM
If it was me, Cave of Forgotten Dreams.  Can't pass up on Herzog.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on January 26, 2011, 04:52:15 PM
Good call on Cave and Bridge.

As for other films...
-The African Queen- if you haven't seen it.
-Adele Blanc- not sure if it's any good, but I've heard it described as Luc Besson's take on a female Indiana Jones.
-Julia's Eyes- it's from one of Guillermo Del Toro's proteges (so to speak) and last time he produced a movie and championed its director we got The Orphanage, so I'd see it.
-The Eagle- I'll be seeing it in theaters and I've yet to see a Kevin Macdonald film I haven't liked (One Day in September, Touching the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 26, 2011, 05:49:52 PM
Just flipping though, these stood out:

Le Amiche (Antonioni)
Lola (Mendoza)
The Housemaid (Im)
Chaos (Tavianis)
Potiche (Ozon)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on January 26, 2011, 05:55:28 PM
Balibo got good reviews in Oz in 09, but I'm yet to see it, and it's probably pretty easy to find outside of the fest.
The Tempest is one I'm desperate to see, but release isn't far off.
Lola is interesting, but I didn't love it.

Nostalgia for the Light is an interesting concept, and kinda beautiful in a small, quiet way, but if the writeup doesn't strike you, it's probably not worth it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 26, 2011, 07:07:42 PM
Besides the stuff already I mentioned, I would go to:

Bellissima (Visconti)
Essential Killing (Skolimowski)
The Robber (Heisenberg)
A River Called Titas (Ghatak)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on January 26, 2011, 08:28:48 PM
Can't stop, won't stop:

Which Way Home
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
Enter The Void

Keep in mind I just watched Dogtooth.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on January 26, 2011, 08:30:26 PM
Can't stop, won't stop:

Which Way Home
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
Enter The Void

Keep in mind I just watched Dogtooth.

If you're free of distraction, go for the Void.  If not, The Way Home.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on January 26, 2011, 09:37:51 PM
A River Called Titas (Ghatak)

Ooh, they're showing a Ghatak?  Yes, go to that!  It's not one of his very best and it's hard to follow, but it's got some pretty interesting stuff going on.  And more sex and violence than you usually see in Indian cinema, especially of that period.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 27, 2011, 01:03:49 AM
I'll second The Housemaid.

I really liked East Is East but you should probably see that before West Is West, if you haven't.

How I Ended This Summer was close to greatness - and The Weather Station sounds like solid accompaniment.

Sound of Noise is really really fun.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on January 27, 2011, 08:26:16 AM
How I Ended This Summer was close to greatness

I don't know when this came up but I'll second it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 27, 2011, 09:45:45 AM
How I Ended This Summer was close to greatness

I don't know when this came up but I'll second it.

Playing Noke's festival:

So, the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (http://www.jdiff.com/index.php/events/) is next month, and I just got tickets to:

Incendies
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
The Adjustment Bureau
Poetry
Bridge on the River Kwai
And the surprise film

I can't make it to either Outrage ( :'() or Route Irish, so barring those, are there any other movies in the lineup which people would recommend me going to see?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 27, 2011, 11:12:23 AM
iKeith!, thoughts on Summer Wars and Illusionist?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 27, 2011, 04:53:48 PM
If anyone needs help prioritizing their last-minute Filmspot movie watching, I'll be happy to tell you which films could have the biggest impact based on the current results.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 27, 2011, 04:58:22 PM
Ok, I have these available to watch.

127 Hours
A Town Called Panic
Animal Kingdom
Carlos
Catfish
Enter the Void
Exit Through the Gift Shop
I Love You Phillip Morris
Monsters
Robin Hood
Summer Wars
Uncle Boonmee
Winter's Bone
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on January 27, 2011, 04:59:10 PM
If anyone needs help prioritizing their last-minute Filmspot movie watching, I'll be happy to tell you which films could have the biggest impact based on the current results.

pixote

Okay, sure.  I seriously doubt I'll get enough done in time (end of January, right? yikes) to feel comfortable submitting a ballot, especially with my in-laws visiting.  But I'll give it a shot.

Right now I've got on deck:

Dogtooth (hid this under a stack of other stuff in case the in-laws got curious and read the Netflix description)
The Social Network
The Town
The King's Speech
True Grit
Toy Story 3


I would really like to lobby for extending the deadline to end of February, but I know I'm still new here and I don't want to break any traditions.  Just seems like people ought to have a little more time to catch up.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 27, 2011, 05:03:54 PM
Ok, I have these available to watch.

127 Hours
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Monsters
Winter's Bone

These were my favourites, just to be subjective. Banksy needs you!!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 27, 2011, 05:11:19 PM
Winter's Bone and Exit Through the Gift Shop.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on January 27, 2011, 05:16:13 PM
Summer Wars!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 27, 2011, 05:40:06 PM
I would really like to lobby for extending the deadline to end of February, but I know I'm still new here and I don't want to break any traditions.  Just seems like people ought to have a little more time to catch up.

You'll have all of February to catch up on the nominated films.

I'll get the priority viewing rankings up in a little bit.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on January 27, 2011, 05:51:35 PM
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 27, 2011, 05:52:38 PM
Summer Wars!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 27, 2011, 06:29:43 PM
Remember, this is all very subject to change.....

For Junior:

127 Hours - In contention in like ten categories
A Town Called Panic - In contention in two categories
Animal Kingdom - In contention in six categories
Carlos - In contention in two categories
Catfish - In contention in one category
Enter the Void - In contention in three or four categories
Exit Through the Gift Shop - In contention in three of four categories
I Love You Phillip Morris - Not quite in contention yet
Monsters - In contention in one category
Robin Hood - Not yet in contention
Summer Wars - In contention in two or three categories
Uncle Boonmee - Not yet in contention
Winter's Bone - In contention in about eight categories

For MartinTeller:

Dogtooth - In contention in five or six categories
The Social Network - In contention in like ten categories
The Town  - In contention in one or two categories
The King's Speech - In contention in like ten categories
True Grit - In contention in like ten categories
Toy Story 3 - In contention in six or seven categories

Not sure how much that helps, but...

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 27, 2011, 07:22:11 PM
If I do not like Michael Haneke or Lars von Trier, should I bother to watch Dogtooth or Enter the Void?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on January 27, 2011, 07:29:48 PM
If I do not like Michael Haneke or Lars von Trier, should I bother to watch Dogtooth or Enter the Void?

I think Dogtooth is interesting. As for the Dogtooth vs. Haneke debate, Sicinski (http://academichack.net/reviewsMay2010.htm#Dogtooth) sums up my thoughts except he's actually articulate and stuff.

You can skip Enter the Void imo.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 27, 2011, 07:54:41 PM
If I do not like Michael Haneke or Lars von Trier, should I bother to watch Dogtooth or Enter the Void?

I think Dogtooth is interesting. As for the Dogtooth vs. Haneke debate, Sicinski (http://academichack.net/reviewsMay2010.htm#Dogtooth) sums up my thoughts except he's actually articulate and stuff.

That doesn't sound like something I'd like at all.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on January 27, 2011, 08:00:37 PM
If I do not like Michael Haneke or Lars von Trier, should I bother to watch Dogtooth or Enter the Void?

I think Dogtooth is interesting. As for the Dogtooth vs. Haneke debate, Sicinski (http://academichack.net/reviewsMay2010.htm#Dogtooth) sums up my thoughts except he's actually articulate and stuff.

That doesn't sound like something I'd like at all.

Right :). Am pretty sure you won't enjoy Enter the Void. That one is just boring.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 27, 2011, 08:19:01 PM
Here are all the films that have already have received at least two votes in a given category:

127 Hours
44 Inch Chest
Alamar
Alice in Wonderland
Animal Kingdom
Another Year
The Art of the Steal
Best Worst Movie
Black Dynamite
Black Swan
Blue Valentine
Buried
Carlos
Catfish
Conviction
Cyrus
Dogtooth
Easy A
Enter the Void
Everyone Else
Exit Through the Gift Shop
The Father of My Children
The Fighter
Fish Tank
Four Lions
Get Him to the Greek
Get Low
The Ghost Writer
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Greenberg
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Hot Tub Time Machine
How to Train Your Dragon
I Am Love
I Love You Phillip Morris
Idiots and Angels
The Illusionist
I'm Still Here
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Inception
Inside Job
Iron Man 2
Jackass 3D
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Kick-Ass
The Kids Are All Right
The Killer Inside Me
The King's Speech
Last Train Home
Let Me In
MacGruber
Machete
Marwencol
Mary and Max
Micmacs
Monsters
Mother
Never Let Me Go
Nowhere Boy
The Other Guys
Piranha 3D
Please Give
A Prophet
Rabbit Hole
Restrepo
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Secret in Their Eyes
The Secret of Kells
Shutter Island
A Single Man
The Social Network
Somewhere
Splice
Summer Wars
Sweetgrass
Tangled
The Thorn in the Heart
Tony Manero
The Town
A Town Called Panic
Toy Story 3
TRON: Legacy
True Grit
The Two Escobars
Waking Sleeping Beauty
White Material
Winnebago Man
Winter's Bone

I'm trying to figure out how many more (of the sixty-one I haven't seen) I can watch before the deadline.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 28, 2011, 12:35:20 AM
Okay, Mary and Max kinda sucks and is putting us to sleep. Granted, I've slept like six hours total the past three days, but whatever. What should we watch instead?

Buried
The Other Guys

Greenberg might be a possibility, too, I dunno.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 28, 2011, 12:37:18 AM
Maybe you should take a nap?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on January 28, 2011, 12:43:22 AM
Maybe you should take a nap?

That's what I was thinking. On the few times I made myself watch movies despite fatigue (especially when I specifically hadn't slept much in a while), I rarely ended up enjoying the movies.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 28, 2011, 03:19:44 AM
Went with Buried and got exactly what I hope to get from a contender for Best Surprise.

Then tried to watch the pilot episode of Hercules. Twelve minutes of that seems to have cured my week-long insomnia.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 28, 2011, 09:07:01 AM
Went with Buried and got exactly what I hope to get from a contender for Best Surprise.

Then tried to watch the pilot episode of Hercules. Twelve minutes of that seems to have cured my week-long insomnia.

pixote

To be noted: I do not recommend the animated series, it has been far too long since I've seen it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 28, 2011, 07:00:02 PM
It was the Kevin Sorbo series that I was watching.

For tonight:

Animal Kingdom
Greenberg
The Secret in Their Eyes

Which one and why?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 28, 2011, 07:41:18 PM
Greenberg.

To see the guys from Kicking and Screaming 15 years later and because the other two look boring.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on January 28, 2011, 07:46:44 PM
I still have a lot to see but Greenberg is currently in my top 5 for the year, with that said I don't know if I can recommend it to you because it doesn't seem like your kind of movie. Plus, I haven't seen the the other two so I can't offer an opinion on them. How's that for a meaningless ramble?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 28, 2011, 07:48:54 PM
Greenberg.

To see the guys from Kicking and Screaming 15 years later and because the other two look boring.

I was going to make a case for Greenberg, and while I really enjoyed it I mostly forgot about it while making my ballot, which was my fault, but I think Greenberg offers the most Filmspot potential as far as performance, director, soundtrack, line, and what not go. Also, it makes the bit in I'm Still Here even funnier. I think it does rank higher on my current list as well than the other two films, for what that is worth.

Which of the guys were in Kicking and Screaming? I was not so hot on that film when I first watched it, but it has sat incredibly well in the past year. I usually don't think of Baumbach initially when I think of some of my favorite filmmakers, but all of his films I have seen from him I have really enjoyed, if not loved for at least brief periods of time. I hold all in high esteem when I actually sit down and think about it though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 28, 2011, 07:49:18 PM
Animal Kingdom.

Because it looks much moreinteresting then Greenberg looks/Secret in Their Eyes was, and I would think youd like it more.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 28, 2011, 08:07:17 PM
Which of the guys were in Kicking and Screaming? I was not so hot on that film when I first watched it, but it has sat incredibly well in the past year. I usually don't think of Baumbach initially when I think of some of my favorite filmmakers, but all of his films I have seen from him I have really enjoyed, if not loved for at least brief periods of time. I hold all in high esteem when I actually sit down and think about it though.

I think of Greenberg as a 40 year old version of the Chris Eigeman character.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 28, 2011, 08:16:30 PM
Which of the guys were in Kicking and Screaming? I was not so hot on that film when I first watched it, but it has sat incredibly well in the past year. I usually don't think of Baumbach initially when I think of some of my favorite filmmakers, but all of his films I have seen from him I have really enjoyed, if not loved for at least brief periods of time. I hold all in high esteem when I actually sit down and think about it though.

I think of Greenberg as a 40 year old version of the Chris Eigeman character.

These names don't mean much, I've watch a lot of films since Kicking and Screaming, all I really remember is Will Ferrell  :P
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on January 28, 2011, 09:00:57 PM
I don't know if you'll enjoy any of those pix. How about Fish Tank?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 28, 2011, 09:27:38 PM
I don't know if you'll enjoy any of those pix. How about Fish Tank?

It's not on DVD until February 22. Same day as Last Train Home.

Other possibilities for home viewing:

Instant Netflix
Enter the Void
I Am Love
A Town Called Panic
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Sweetgrass

DVDs Laying Around
Dogtooth
Micmacs

I Might Get to the Theater This Weekend
Black Swan
Blue Valentine
127 Hours
The Illusionist
The King's Speech
TRON: Legacy
The Fighter
Inside Job

Arriving Soon
Best Worst Movie
Winnebago Man
The Two Escobars
Waking Sleeping Beauty

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 28, 2011, 09:29:43 PM
Hmm, maybe I'll get to Sleeping Beauty in time for Filmspots.

Do I need to re-post my review of A Town Called Panic? Because I totally can. It's joy in an instant stream!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on January 28, 2011, 10:03:17 PM
Probably The Illusionist. You're top 100 indicates you have French sensibilities. :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on January 28, 2011, 10:07:00 PM
Instant Netflix
A Town Called Panic

DVDs Laying Around
Dogtooth
Micmacs

I'd like you to watch these three.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 28, 2011, 10:16:20 PM
Probably The Illusionist. You're top 100 indicates you have French sensibilities. :)

I'm hoping it doesn't make the ballot this year so that I have another twelve months to catch up with it.

Instant Netflix
A Town Called Panic

DVDs Laying Around
Dogtooth
Micmacs

I'd like you to watch these three.

All high on my priority list. I think Sweetgrass might be up next, though. Then either Dogtooth or Greenberg.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 28, 2011, 10:57:40 PM
Exit through the Gift Shop, for sure.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on January 29, 2011, 12:35:52 PM
Exit through the Gift Shop, for sure.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on January 29, 2011, 06:10:22 PM
Looking at my Instant queue and trying to figure out which film (or possibly two) I can squeeze in before I submit my ballot - which of these are worthy of a nomination and could use my vote?

Beeswax   
Dogtooth   
Revanche   
Home   
Solitary Man   
Ajami   
Soul Kitchen   
Black Dynamite   
Restrepo   
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus



And I don't see this one on the list of noms, but I've been interested in it - I don't suppose it's worth looking at at this point if no one else has nominated it, yet?
The Horse Boy
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on January 29, 2011, 06:17:44 PM
Revanche   

This one! :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 29, 2011, 06:19:23 PM
Beeswax   
Dogtooth   
Revanche   
Home   
Solitary Man   
Ajami   
Soul Kitchen   
Black Dynamite   
Restrepo   
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus


Those five are in contention at the moment. The others aren't.

And I don't see this one on the list of noms, but I've been interested in it - I don't suppose it's worth looking at at this point if no one else has nominated it, yet?
The Horse Boy

I had mixed feelings about that one. It won't make my ballot.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 29, 2011, 06:20:07 PM
Black Dynamite!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on January 29, 2011, 06:23:26 PM
Thanks, pix.


Revanche does seem pretty interesting. Hmmmm, so does Black Dynamite, for altogether different reasons. :)



Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 31, 2011, 10:33:59 PM
127 Hours or Blue Valentine?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on January 31, 2011, 10:37:09 PM
That's an insanely tough choice for me. So tough that I only say watch 127 Hours first because numbers come before letters when listing movie titles.  ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on January 31, 2011, 10:39:41 PM
It's an easy choice because 127 Hours is the #4 best film of 2010 and Blue Valentine isn't even in the Top 20.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 31, 2011, 10:41:22 PM
127 Hours is a good film with a great performance. Blue Valentine is a great film with a great performance and an uneven performance. It's also better. So go with Valentine.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 31, 2011, 10:43:52 PM
It's an easy choice because 127 Hours is the #4 best film of 2010 and Blue Valentine isn't even in the Top 20.

Who gives the more Filmspot-worthy performance: Franco or Williams?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on January 31, 2011, 10:50:46 PM
When you put it that way, in my opinion, Franco was more interesting.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 31, 2011, 11:28:20 PM
i would wager Williams needs more support and Franco is on the ballot no matter what.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 31, 2011, 11:30:32 PM
i would wager Williams needs more support and Franco is on the ballot no matter what.

Yeah, I was thinking that, too. And then the second-guessing continued, and I wondered whether I should really be watching Exit Through the Gift Shop, Dogtooth, Looking for Eric, Micmacs, Best Worst Movie, Enter the Void, and I Am Love.

What time is it?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 01, 2011, 12:01:29 AM
What time is it?

4:30
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 01, 2011, 02:41:05 AM
Yeah, I was thinking that, too. And then the second-guessing continued, and I wondered whether I should really be watching Exit Through the Gift Shop, Dogtooth, Looking for Eric, Micmacs, Best Worst Movie, Enter the Void, and I Am Love.

I might have time for one more Filmspot film after Looking for Eric. Which of the titles above should it be? (I doubt I can fit in Troll 2, so Best Worst Movie might not be an option.)

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on February 01, 2011, 03:14:30 AM
I Am Love!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Verite on February 01, 2011, 03:24:04 AM
Yeah, I was thinking that, too. And then the second-guessing continued, and I wondered whether I should really be watching Exit Through the Gift Shop, Dogtooth, Looking for Eric, Micmacs, Best Worst Movie, Enter the Void, and I Am Love.

I might have time for one more Filmspot film after Looking for Eric. Which of the titles above should it be? (I doubt I can fit in Troll 2, so Best Worst Movie might not be an option.)

Have you seen The Beaches of Agnes?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 01, 2011, 04:01:44 AM
Yeah, I was thinking that, too. And then the second-guessing continued, and I wondered whether I should really be watching Exit Through the Gift Shop, Dogtooth, Looking for Eric, Micmacs, Best Worst Movie, Enter the Void, and I Am Love.

I might have time for one more Filmspot film after Looking for Eric. Which of the titles above should it be? (I doubt I can fit in Troll 2, so Best Worst Movie might not be an option.)

Have you seen The Beaches of Agnes?

Yep, that was the first film I watched in January as part of Filmspot season.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Verite on February 01, 2011, 04:27:02 AM
Out of those choices then, I Am Love for Prawngasm. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Pratters on February 01, 2011, 05:17:54 AM
Dogtooth! It is a movie NY Times didn't get. Roger Ebert didn't like it. Yet, it went on to make the lists of several critics. Now has an Oscar nomination. Awesome film! Slightly disturbing though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: JokerXgg on February 02, 2011, 11:50:11 AM
Dogtooth! It is a movie NY Times didn't get. Roger Ebert didn't like it. Yet, it went on to make the lists of several critics. Now has an Oscar nomination. Awesome film! Slightly disturbing though.

Dogtooth is a lovely film to watch with the fam! (since the dad is trying to teach family values)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Beavermoose on February 02, 2011, 05:24:00 PM
Dogtooth! It is a movie NY Times didn't get. Roger Ebert didn't like it. Yet, it went on to make the lists of several critics. Now has an Oscar nomination. Awesome film! Slightly disturbing though.

Dogtooth is a lovely film to watch with the fam! (since the dad is trying to teach family values)

 ::)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on February 07, 2011, 10:07:20 AM
Fitzcarraldo: English or German?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on February 07, 2011, 12:41:19 PM
English is fine.  Kinski's the only one who speaks German.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Monty on February 08, 2011, 04:07:22 PM
'The Limey' and 'The Good German' are on TV in the UK later tonight. Would anyone recommend any of these movies.
I'm quite intrigued by 'The Limey' though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on February 08, 2011, 04:09:55 PM
'The Limey' and 'The Good German' are on TV in the UK later tonight. Would anyone recommend any of these movies.
I'm quite intrigued by 'The Limey' though.

The Limey, definitely
The Good German, not so much
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 08, 2011, 04:57:54 PM
'The Limey' and 'The Good German' are on TV in the UK later tonight. Would anyone recommend any of these movies.
I'm quite intrigued by 'The Limey' though.

BASIL - WHERE ARE YOU!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on February 08, 2011, 05:14:57 PM
I'd watch both. The Limey is fantastic. The Good German is okay, but not crap.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: zarodinu on February 09, 2011, 08:35:58 PM
The Haunting (original 60's) or Jacobs Ladder or some other scary movie from Netflix?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on February 09, 2011, 08:36:42 PM
Jacob's Ladder is really good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on February 09, 2011, 08:40:19 PM
Yeah, Jacob's Ladder is interesting.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on February 09, 2011, 09:00:38 PM
Indeed (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=7069.msg378405#msg378405). But it couldn't break me!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on February 10, 2011, 04:03:24 AM
Which version of MacGruber: Unrated or Theatrical?

TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT ME TO F—KING WATCH!

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on February 10, 2011, 09:48:03 AM
MacGruber: Unrated

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on February 10, 2011, 10:43:01 AM
I have 1 free rental coming to me. These are my choices...

The A-Team
Buried
Knight and Day
Machete
Robin Hood

What should I watch?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on February 10, 2011, 10:45:01 AM
Buried, I would say.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 10, 2011, 10:46:53 AM
Machete don't text. Only one of these films has Lohan.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 10, 2011, 10:48:36 AM
haven't seen A-team but Machete is the best of that lot.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on February 10, 2011, 11:00:19 AM
Oh yeah, Machete all the way :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 10, 2011, 11:08:00 AM
A-Team.

Machete was one of the biggest disappointments of the year.  :-\
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Monty on February 10, 2011, 04:37:57 PM
'The Limey' and 'The Good German' are on TV in the UK later tonight. Would anyone recommend any of these movies.
I'm quite intrigued by 'The Limey' though.

The Limey, definitely
The Good German, not so much

I'd watch both. The Limey is fantastic. The Good German is okay, but not crap.

Thanks for your recommendations. I've just watched 'The Limey' and it is very good, didn't bother with 'The Good German' though. I might do a little review when I update 'my movies watched in 2001' and 'write about the last movie you watched' over the weekend. It's probably one of the few Soderbergh films i've enjoyed, Sam Van Hallgren ain't gonna read this is he!!!

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on February 14, 2011, 07:31:58 AM
While I should be spending my last day off this week comparing college loan rates, I instead intend to spend the majority of it in bed watching movies. It's just one of those days (9pm-sleep can be college time). I'd like to alternate between something I haven't seen and something I haven't. Definitely going with High Fidelity, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Eternal Sunshine. Looking for two suggestions (as I've already started Akin's Head-On) for the other haven't seens. Preferably something on Netflix.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sandy on February 14, 2011, 11:11:20 AM
I've been looking for a theme with your lineup and am coming up blank. Maybe you need something that utilizes a few less brain cells to add into the mix.

Things like:
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
What's Up Doc?
Support Your Local Sheriff


Happy Viewing
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: a.varun on February 16, 2011, 01:25:46 AM
I have bought all(6) Faith Akin's movies.

What is the order I must follow in watching these films?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on February 18, 2011, 06:18:53 PM
Tomorrow I am going to watch The Black Swan.  The two films that I could watch with it that are on my list are True Grit and 127 Hours.  Which one should I watch after Black Swan?  Or neither, should I just contemplate the film I just saw?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 18, 2011, 06:21:34 PM
You should think about Swan, but you should also see True Grit, so if you have the time I would say you should see True Grit.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on February 18, 2011, 06:22:55 PM
I liked 127 Hours a lot more than True Grit. Both are good, though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 18, 2011, 06:26:05 PM
I liked 127 Hours a lot more than True Grit.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on February 18, 2011, 06:27:57 PM
Grit over 127, but both are really good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on February 18, 2011, 06:43:01 PM
I liked 127 Hours more than True Grit.
I saw Black Swan and then True Grit in the theater on the same night. I don't think, however, that was the best way to go - though I have problems with Black Swan, I found it a much more immersive experience than TG and both Uri and I left TG thinking more about Black Swan than the movie we'd just seen. Unfortunate.
127 Hours is very immersive, and I honestly think it would compete better, sensationally speaking, with Black Swan than True Grit.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on February 18, 2011, 06:49:20 PM
I liked 127 Hours more than True Grit.
I saw Black Swan and then True Grit in the theater on the same night. I don't think, however, that was the best way to go - though I have problems with Black Swan, I found it a much more immersive experience than TG and both Uri and I left TG thinking more about Black Swan than the movie we'd just seen. Unfortunate.
127 Hours is very immersive, and I honestly think it would compete better, sensationally speaking, with Black Swan than True Grit.

That's the kind of input I really need.  Not just which film is better, but which would fit better with Black Swan.  The way it's lined up, I have to watch Black Swan first, otherwise it might not matter.   Perhaps I should go for 127 hours. 

Any other recommendations?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on February 18, 2011, 07:53:22 PM
Rented Castle in the Sky, The Last Picture Show, and The Color Purple. Which first?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on February 18, 2011, 08:04:09 PM
Rented Castle in the Sky, The Last Picture Show, and The Color Purple. Which first?

That order sounds correct.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on February 26, 2011, 04:44:09 AM
I'd really like to better my knowledge of silent film. What should I watch? Here is a list of all the ones I've already seen (that I can remember off the top of my head):

Nosferatu, Pandora's Box, Modern Times, City Lights, The Gold Rush, The Kid, The General, Birth of a Nation, Intolerance, Sunrise, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Our Hospitality, City Girl, etc.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on February 26, 2011, 07:26:28 AM
Metropolis!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Shaw13 on February 26, 2011, 08:17:26 AM
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Funny Games (1997)
Citizen Kane
The Host
The Conversation
La Dolce Vita

What should I watch first?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on February 26, 2011, 09:07:48 AM
I'd really like to better my knowledge of silent film. What should I watch? Here is a list of all the ones I've already seen (that I can remember off the top of my head):

Nosferatu, Pandora's Box, Modern Times, City Lights, The Gold Rush, The Kid, The General, Birth of a Nation, Intolerance, Sunrise, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Our Hospitality, City Girl, etc.

Borzage's silents.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 26, 2011, 09:19:19 AM
I'd really like to better my knowledge of silent film. What should I watch? Here is a list of all the ones I've already seen (that I can remember off the top of my head):

Nosferatu, Pandora's Box, Modern Times, City Lights, The Gold Rush, The Kid, The General, Birth of a Nation, Intolerance, Sunrise, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Our Hospitality, City Girl, etc.
Broken Blossoms
The Last Laugh
Battleship Potempkin
Sherlock Jr.
Lucky Star
Metropolis

Sure I'm forgetting some films, but that's a good start.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on February 26, 2011, 09:20:26 AM
@shaw13 As long as you plan to watch Good/Bad/Ugly later, start with Citizen Kane.

@tjwells Passion of Joan of Arc and The Crowd.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Shaw13 on February 26, 2011, 02:11:14 PM
@shaw13 As long as you plan to watch Good/Bad/Ugly later, start with Citizen Kane.

Glad I followed your advice, Kane's in my top 5 right now.

So guys, what next?:

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Funny Games (1997)
The Host
The Conversation
La Dolce Vita
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 26, 2011, 02:12:26 PM
The Host, naturally.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 26, 2011, 02:51:36 PM
Funny Games, then The Conversation.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on February 26, 2011, 03:27:22 PM
The Host, naturally.

Funny Games, then The Conversation.

You guys are misspelling The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on February 26, 2011, 04:03:30 PM
Pedant!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 26, 2011, 04:30:36 PM
O yea, that one is The Best, but man, everyone else is gonna say that.  :P
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Shaw13 on February 26, 2011, 04:47:21 PM
Thanks for all the input. I went with The Host in the end, just finished it. Wasn't disappointed.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on March 06, 2011, 02:56:11 PM
I've never heard of The Wagon Master till just now.
1950 Western directed by John Ford and starring Ben Johnson, Ward Bond and Harry Carey Jr.

That's enough to get it in my queue, but how good/great/essential is it? Trying to figure out how high to place it in my queue.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on March 06, 2011, 03:20:40 PM
It's one of his best.  Roujin wrote about it in his Director thread a month back:

(http://i54.tinypic.com/o6wgv6.jpg)
Wagon Master John Ford, 1950

The peoples set out west, mormons in this case. The Sons of the Pioneers on the soundtrack, horses a-gallopin', men riding them a-plenty, guns kept out of sight in favor of community, decency, etc. Some things happen, mostly they don't. There's no Wayne, no Fonda, no nobody. Just men and their horses, the women walking beside the stagecoaches, nothing else matters. Since there are no stars, there's nothing to focus on except the rituals - it's a recording of small gestures, made great by Ford's mastery. So subtle, you think nothing happens. Maybe just a chance for types to interact. Maybe just a chance for that John Ford poetry. It's pure and simple. Less about gunfights than about seeing a group of horses cross a river all majestic and such. Sometimes there's just no use in describing. There's no use in much of anything. The beauty is all up there, waiting to be found. Will roujin be one to dig it out? Nah, that's Tag Gallagher's job.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: JeanRZEJ on March 06, 2011, 05:52:07 PM
If you don't like exploitation movies, don't watch Funny Games. It's not for you. If you do, watch it!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on March 06, 2011, 06:59:09 PM
sdedalus is of course far more of a Ford afficianado than I am (I think we're polar opposites on Ford actually), but if you don't mind another opinion on Wagon Master:

Quote from: me
Oh joy.  Another John Ford western.  It didn't annoy me too much, probably because it doesn't have John Wayne in it, but it is pretty simplistic and forgettable.  Most of the characters are bland western archetypes, none more bland than Ben Johnson in the lead.  Only Ward Bond stands out... his speech is peppered with a lot of ridiculous "dadblasted"s and "consarnit"s but he does command the screen, and his character is the most complex.  The photography is the definite highlight, Ford's beautiful landscapes looking gorgeous as ever (the scenes shot on sets, however, look kinda tacky).  The moments of humor are hit and miss... more miss than hit, I'd say, but the misses aren't too groan-worthy.  I could have done without the square dancing, which comes right after line dancing and Irish step dancing in terms of lame dances.  Overall, I didn't hate the movie but I doubt much of it will stick with me.  Rating: 6
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 06, 2011, 07:08:44 PM
Beauty and the Beast
Bambi
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on March 06, 2011, 07:17:42 PM
Cocteau!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on March 06, 2011, 07:24:23 PM
Cocteau!

This, please.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on March 06, 2011, 07:30:50 PM
Cocteau!

This, please.

agreed
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 06, 2011, 07:37:47 PM
Well I wanted to watch one of my two Disney Blu-Rays while I am still home for Spring Break and have the good TV. I have not watched yet either of them, so it wasn't going to be that Beauty and the Beast, but I'm not going to say no to three consecutive recommendations.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on March 06, 2011, 09:01:09 PM
sdedalus is of course far more of a Ford afficianado than I am (I think we're polar opposites on Ford actually), but if you don't mind another opinion on Wagon Master:

Quote from: me
Oh joy.  Another John Ford western.  It didn't annoy me too much, probably because it doesn't have John Wayne in it, but it is pretty simplistic and forgettable.  Most of the characters are bland western archetypes, none more bland than Ben Johnson in the lead.  Only Ward Bond stands out... his speech is peppered with a lot of ridiculous "dadblasted"s and "consarnit"s but he does command the screen, and his character is the most complex.  The photography is the definite highlight, Ford's beautiful landscapes looking gorgeous as ever (the scenes shot on sets, however, look kinda tacky).  The moments of humor are hit and miss... more miss than hit, I'd say, but the misses aren't too groan-worthy.  I could have done without the square dancing, which comes right after line dancing and Irish step dancing in terms of lame dances.  Overall, I didn't hate the movie but I doubt much of it will stick with me.  Rating: 6

I think I'll get to it when it shows up. The lack of John Wayne is what's keeping it from being higher up on the queue. Really like Ford best with Wayne, Fonda or Stewart, much as I like Ward Bond
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on March 06, 2011, 09:51:31 PM
Ward Bond is the best of all possible cowboys.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on March 06, 2011, 11:03:11 PM
I am sitting here with two films:
Z from the library which I need to return soon or
Treasure of the Sierra Madre from Netflix.

I haven't watched either-- whoever gives me a recommendation first, that's the winner!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 06, 2011, 11:04:22 PM
Treasure
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on March 06, 2011, 11:07:56 PM
Treasure

Your wish is my command.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on March 07, 2011, 11:28:25 PM
Okay, guys. This one is a toughie. Tomorrow, I either have a chance of seeing a advanced screening of a 2011 Sundance favorite, Like Crazy (starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones) OR I can see a brand new print of North by Northwest, a film that I'm afraid I've never seen before.

So, choose my fate Filmspotting. But choose... wisely

Also, side note: I have to leave class a hour early to see Like Crazy. I don't have to do this with North by Northwest.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on March 07, 2011, 11:31:50 PM
I don't know anything about Like Crazy, but I have to go with North by Northwest regardless, it's a fantastic film, a classic, and a chance to see it on the big screen (like I got to at the Music Box in Chicago) can't be passed up.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: JeanRZEJ on March 07, 2011, 11:32:22 PM
I pick the one that will come by once every 5 or 10 years, as opposed to a month.

Although, on the other hand, it's highly unlikely that you're going to see prints of Like Crazy being paraded around 50 years from now, so maybe that's the more rare occurrence in the long run. I'd go with NxNW, though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on March 07, 2011, 11:37:37 PM
Oh, blah, they're both actually on Wednesday. But I think I'm leaning more and more towards North by Northwest.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on March 07, 2011, 11:42:11 PM
I would go with North by Northwest for sure!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on March 07, 2011, 11:44:09 PM
Bambi > Cocteau, for the record.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on March 07, 2011, 11:46:08 PM
Bambi > Cocteau, for the record.

pixote

Is that a record of false statements?  If so, I agree.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on March 28, 2011, 06:20:37 PM
These are the two movies I have from Netflix, which one should I watch tonight?

Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party
It's Kind of a Funny Story
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 28, 2011, 06:21:49 PM
Save the best for last, watch Tobolowsky tonight.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on April 04, 2011, 07:34:24 PM
Father of My Children
Moonrise
Address Unknown
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 04, 2011, 07:37:25 PM
Moonrise!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 07, 2011, 01:02:35 PM
Opening in Philly next week...

Scream IV
In a Better World
Winter During Wartime
Potiche
The Conspirator
Super
Atlas Shrugged Part 1


 :o

Help me prioritize!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 07, 2011, 01:24:06 PM
Something on DVD!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 07, 2011, 01:30:56 PM
 :P

My next 3 DVDs from Netflix are Scream 1-3
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on April 07, 2011, 01:42:09 PM
Atlas Shrugged Part 1

LOL!

I think Super.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 07, 2011, 01:43:20 PM
No love for Atlas?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on April 07, 2011, 02:01:02 PM
No love for Atlas?

See it because it's bound to be a trainwreck (no pun intended) of epic proportions.

But don't go if you have to pay for it.  No sense putting money in the hands of LOLbertarians, or validating their existence.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 07, 2011, 03:51:04 PM
:P

My next 3 DVDs from Netflix are Scream 1-3
Nice.

Obviously, after that you should watch Scream 4.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on April 08, 2011, 01:15:26 PM
Opening in Philly next week...

Scream IV
In a Better World
Winter During Wartime
Potiche
The Conspirator
Super
Atlas Shrugged Part 1


 :o

Help me prioritize!

Not familiar enough with Winter During Wartime or Potiche.

From most important to least IMO...

In a Better World
The Conspirator
Super
Atlas Shrugged Part I
Scream 4
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Shaw13 on April 10, 2011, 10:16:52 AM
Which of these should I go for first?

True Grit
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Rio Lobo
El Dorado
Fistful of Dollars
For a Few Dollars More
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Hang 'Em High
Solaris (Soderbergh)
Land of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead
American History X
The Crow
Babel
Carrie
A Bronx Tale
Leon
Mean Streets
Casino
Michael Clayton
Hero
Volver
Hard Boiled
Infernal Affairs
The Streetfighter
King Boxer
Heat
When Harry Met Sally
Dr. Strangelove
Anchorman
The Untouchables

Yep, I've got a lot of unwatched DVD's.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on April 10, 2011, 10:22:12 AM
Which of these should I go for first?

True Grit
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Rio Lobo
El Dorado
Fistful of Dollars
For a Few Dollars More
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Hang 'Em High
Solaris (Soderbergh)
Land of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead
American History X
The Crow
Babel
Carrie
A Bronx Tale
Leon
Mean Streets
Casino
Michael Clayton
Hero
Volver
Hard Boiled
Infernal Affairs
The Streetfighter
King Boxer
Heat
When Harry Met Sally
Dr. Strangelove
Anchorman
The Untouchables

Yep, I've got a lot of unwatched DVD's.

You should watch the Man With No Name Trilogy first, in order (Fistful, Dollars More, TGTBATU)
Then watch When Harry Met Sally to lighten things up
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on April 10, 2011, 10:26:38 AM
Dr Strangelove
Mean Streets
Leon
Volver

Not in any order.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on April 10, 2011, 12:51:12 PM
Dr. Strangelove
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Anchorman
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 13, 2011, 10:18:19 AM
Opening in Philly next week...

Scream IV
In a Better World
Winter During Wartime
Potiche

The Conspirator
Super
Atlas Shrugged Part 1


 :o

Help me prioritize!

Whittled down the list to ones that are going to be playing around me. Anything change?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on April 13, 2011, 03:01:39 PM
If I go out to the local theaters in the next day or two, should I see Hanna or Source Code?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on April 13, 2011, 05:11:50 PM
My list stays the same for Fly.

If I go out to the local theaters in the next day or two, should I see Hanna or Source Code?

I'd put Hanna before Source Code.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on April 16, 2011, 11:11:17 AM
Jane Eyre or Win Win?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on April 16, 2011, 11:48:44 AM
Jane Eyre or Win Win?

I'd love to hear your take on Jane Eyre.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 16, 2011, 12:04:55 PM
Jane Eyre or Win Win?
I haven't seen Win Win (hope to this week), but I think you might enjoy Jane Eyre.  I did - it's beautifully shot and the performances are really good. 

(Although, I have to say, it's one of those films that I like less and less upon reflection, mostly because I can't help contrasting it to the book - in part wishing that some director some day would have the balls to make Rochester truly ugly and misanthropic and Jane truly plain - and give us a romance that is as close as can be to the inside-out nature and development of character and story that's in the book. The film's romance feels very shallow - and possibly over-wrought and sentimental - in comparison.  Sorry to be a wet blanket.  I do recommend seeing the film.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on April 16, 2011, 01:33:33 PM
I'd recommend Win Win, but then I couldn't stand Jane Eyre. Still, I think one way or another, Win Win is a more surefire choice.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on April 16, 2011, 11:25:48 PM
I ended up seeing Win Win because of the time it was showing, but I still do want to see Jane Eyre.  I liked it, fun, enjoyable film.  Really great supporting performances from Cannavale and Ryan.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on May 04, 2011, 03:39:45 AM
For this weekend: Incendies, Poetry, or Fast Five?

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on May 04, 2011, 03:43:18 AM
Poetry.

If someone tells you something else they're wrong.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 04, 2011, 09:38:10 AM
POETRY!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on May 04, 2011, 10:25:50 AM
If you see either Poetry or Incendies, I will be happy.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on May 04, 2011, 04:15:15 PM
I'd see Poetry.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Beavermoose on May 04, 2011, 10:54:43 PM
Incendies is Canadian which is awesome
Fast Five has Vin which is awesome
Haven't seen Poetry
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: amvp on May 09, 2011, 04:57:05 PM
I'm making an effort to see 13 Assassins when it premieres in North Carolina later this month.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 11, 2011, 02:45:22 PM
Which, if any, are worth watching? Also, in what order if possible. Thanks

Hesher
Everything Must Go
The Beaver
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 25, 2011, 04:29:35 PM
I think I'll only have time for one more instant watch before tomorrow so, which one do I watch?

Don't Shoot the Piano Player
Grey Gardens
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on May 25, 2011, 04:31:53 PM
Piano Player!

both are good, though
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on May 29, 2011, 07:30:51 AM
I have a lot of leftovers from boxsets. So which one of these should I watch first?

The Blue Dahlia- Noir boxset
Woyzeck- Herzog boxset
Lilya 4 Ever- Lukas Moodysson
Waterloo- Orson Welles
Stage Fright- Hitchcock
Leon Morin, Pretre
- JP Melville
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 29, 2011, 08:18:58 AM
I quite like Woyzeck.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 29, 2011, 09:23:10 AM
X-Men: First Class
Midnight in Paris
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 29, 2011, 09:27:56 AM
Seriously?

X-Men.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 29, 2011, 09:34:31 AM
Isn't Midnight in Paris supposed to be Woody in VCB form or something? Also, it was recommended by Sofia Black-D'Elia of Skins US fame. The week after's "What Should I Watch" will involve Tree of Life and Super 8.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on May 29, 2011, 09:44:03 AM
I hope it's not Allen in VCB form. That movie was so bad...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 29, 2011, 10:21:06 AM
Penelope! I haven't seen much Allen, and of the ones I have seen that one is probably my least favorite, but I still liked it. I prefer the Annie Halls and the Whatever Works, but yeah, it's a sample size of three films, so you know.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on May 29, 2011, 10:41:44 AM
Next Weekend:

In A Better World
X-Men: First Class

or Both?

X-Men is probably the comic book related film this year for which I am least antipathetic. Fassbender!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 29, 2011, 11:34:07 AM
X-Men.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 03, 2011, 02:28:57 PM
The Tree of Life
Super 8
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on June 03, 2011, 04:03:06 PM
The Tree of Life
Super 8


Super 8...obviously. Team Elle!

Also too, I took your advice and saw X-Men.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 03, 2011, 04:04:00 PM
Was it good? It's still technically between that and Midnight in Paris for 'bargain' Wednesday.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on June 03, 2011, 04:22:57 PM
Yes, highly recommended.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 03, 2011, 05:01:37 PM
Jenny Lawrence does not disappoint, I hope.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 03, 2011, 07:54:09 PM
FLY! FLY! FLY! Why is this even a question? :'(
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 04, 2011, 12:14:00 AM
Team Elle holds sway. I plan on watching Badlands and The New World before Friday.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 04, 2011, 03:20:41 PM
Speaking of which...first to answer with some sort of logical reason takes it...

Badlands
Pulp Fiction


First time for both.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on June 04, 2011, 03:28:18 PM
Badlands, because otherwise Sam will be really annoying.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 04, 2011, 03:41:55 PM
Badlands, because otherwise Sam will be really annoying.
Seriously, FLY. You're pushing it. Time to redeem yourself.  >:(
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 04, 2011, 03:47:47 PM
I have them both, they need to be watched. Pulp Fiction tomorrow then!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tinyholidays on June 05, 2011, 02:02:06 PM
Extended or theatrical release version of The New World?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 05, 2011, 02:07:36 PM
Depending on what Netflix sends me, or if both are on there, I need to know this as well.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tinyholidays on June 05, 2011, 02:28:47 PM
Sorry, everyone. I'm impatient. Scanning through a Criterion forum thread about the extended release, I think I'll go with that. Let me know if it's a mistake, but it's happening nowwww.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on June 05, 2011, 02:36:14 PM
They're both great.  I don't imagine it will make much of a difference which you see first.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 05, 2011, 02:43:14 PM
I much prefer the Theatrical. Think the Extended is a bit too bloated.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Clovis8 on June 11, 2011, 11:05:26 AM
I finally get to go to the theatre for the first time in months! Yay.

Since Cave of Forgotten Dreams won't open here (boooooo) it's either;

Super8
X-men

Which do you think I will like more?

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 11, 2011, 11:17:05 AM
I haven't seen Super 8, but it's gotta be a sight better than X-Men.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 11, 2011, 12:04:39 PM
I haven't seen Super 8, but it's gotta be a sight better than X-Men.

It's not. X-Men is quite easily the more interesting/enjoyable film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on June 11, 2011, 01:04:33 PM
Super 8 has less clunky sections but X-Men has better highs I think.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on June 15, 2011, 07:13:32 PM
I have Lucky Star and The Cranes are Flying?

Do I take a break from Borzage for my List of Shame?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 15, 2011, 07:19:46 PM
I have Lucky Star and The Cranes are Flying?

Do I take a break from Borzage for my List of Shame?

Yes, always take a break for The Cranes Are Flying.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on June 15, 2011, 07:27:44 PM
Take a break. That'll make you appreciate Lucky Star more.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on June 15, 2011, 08:27:49 PM
The Cranes Are Flying is amazing, and if you give it another one of your lukewarm reviews I will smack you silly.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: fransisco4 on June 15, 2011, 09:06:55 PM
I didn't care for The 400 Blows, not one bit. What are some of the others well known Truffaut's? I don't wanna see more of that kid life, so those are out.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on June 15, 2011, 09:19:56 PM
Shoot the Piano Player
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 15, 2011, 10:13:55 PM
I second this. It's really good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on June 15, 2011, 11:22:12 PM
Thirded!

My other favorites:
Jules et Jim (despite the disturbing amount of hate going around on here for it)
The Bride Wore Black
The Soft Skin


And the other Doinel movies, which aren't much like 400 Blows, but maybe better you should avoid them for now.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 16, 2011, 09:15:34 AM
Avoid Jules and Jim, as much as I love Truffaut, it's an awful movie. Shoot the Piano Player is your best bet, at least from the other Truffaut I've seen.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on June 16, 2011, 10:02:02 AM
Avoid Jules and Jim, as much as I love Truffaut, it's an awful movie.

You know, I try not to get involved in "opinion vs. fact" debates.  I don't think people necessarily need to couple their views with a humble "I think" or "IMO" all the time.  But when a film is #45 on the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 1000 Greatest Films list (http://theyshootpictures.com/gf1000_top100films26-50.htm) (compiled by aggregating hundreds of other "top ###" lists), I think that terms like "avoid" and "awful movie" could be tempered a bit.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 16, 2011, 01:40:37 PM
Avoid Jules and Jim, as much as I love Truffaut, it's an awful movie.

You know, I try not to get involved in "opinion vs. fact" debates.  I don't think people necessarily need to couple their views with a humble "I think" or "IMO" all the time.  But when a film is #45 on the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 1000 Greatest Films list (http://theyshootpictures.com/gf1000_top100films26-50.htm) (compiled by aggregating hundreds of other "top ###" lists), I think that terms like "avoid" and "awful movie" could be tempered a bit.

I disagree, if it's what I think of the movie it's what I think of the movie. Maybe you should temper everything you have to say about every movie that is considered great that you don't like. Or, maybe in the interest of better discourse you should offer what you actually think, just my two cents.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on June 16, 2011, 01:47:27 PM
Bill, in this case you didn't give an opinion, but a command.  At best, it was a suggestion. 

J and J wasn't to my liking, either, but I wouldn't dissuade someone else from watching it, given the love it often receives.

I will say, though, that I think it has turned my wife away from French cinema.  I am trying to convince her that they're not all like that.  She's not sure she believes me.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 16, 2011, 02:16:10 PM
Bill, in this case you didn't give an opinion, but a command.  At best, it was a suggestion. 


I still gave an opinion, my opinion based on someone asking what they should watch from a director. It's no different than if I asked what Godard I should watch next and someone replied, "Film Socialisme, I like Godard a lot, it's an excellent movie." It's an opinion, an opinion that is, as you said, offering a suggestion based on the context of the question asked and the topic posted in. The difference is, because my opinion is negative, it's jumped on.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on June 16, 2011, 03:03:37 PM
I didn't care for The 400 Blows, not one bit. What are some of the others well known Truffaut's? I don't wanna see more of that kid life, so those are out.
Fourthed on Shoot The Piano Player really start there it is bravura film-making.
The Last Metro is a really great wartime Paris film with a wonderful Deneuve-Depardieu ambivalent relationship and a wonderful false ending.
Day For Night is Truffaut's how-to on directing and the esprit de corp of film-making.
The grown up Doinel films are just lovely and surprisingly comedic since T400B is so damn hard at times. That's Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board & Love On The Run.
It is easier to list the bad ones to be honest but let's not open that J&J wound any further (but Bill is totally correct in his opinion and how he expressed it).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: fransisco4 on June 16, 2011, 03:08:53 PM

 It's no different than if I asked what Godard I should watch next and someone replied, "Film Socialisme, I like Godard a lot, it's an excellent movie."

Except I don't think anyone can possibly answer that with a straight face.

I'll try to get "Shoot the..." and "Jules et Jim". oman,
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on June 16, 2011, 03:35:06 PM
Bill, in this case you didn't give an opinion, but a command.  At best, it was a suggestion. 


I still gave an opinion, my opinion based on someone asking what they should watch from a director. It's no different than if I asked what Godard I should watch next and someone replied, "Film Socialisme, I like Godard a lot, it's an excellent movie." It's an opinion, an opinion that is, as you said, offering a suggestion based on the context of the question asked and the topic posted in. The difference is, because my opinion is negative, it's jumped on.

Actually, I think it's more akin to you saying "You should see Transformers 2, it's excellent."  It may be excellent to you, but you would probably admit that it isn't excellent to many people.

It isn't the negativity that is objected to.  It is the extremity of the statement in comparison with general opinion.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on June 16, 2011, 04:17:35 PM
Also Bill, that wasn't the question asked at all. He didn't ask what Truffaut movies were good, just which were well known. Even if he had asked which Truffaut movies were good it still wouldn't really be appropriate to simply disaude him from watching a specific one.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 16, 2011, 08:22:10 PM
Should I hold out for Film Socalisme or just watch some other Goddard first?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 16, 2011, 08:25:16 PM
Well, depends on which Godard period you're talking about. Modern Godard is very different from 60s Godard. Or so I hear.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on June 16, 2011, 08:25:46 PM
I'd watch it. It should be fun!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 16, 2011, 08:29:50 PM
I'd watch it. It should be fun!

That's kind of what I think. Big screen, crazy experimental, probably long. It just needs to play somewhere around here. I missed the boat with Polanski last year, I hope it doesn't happen again!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MP on June 16, 2011, 08:32:15 PM
Should I hold out for Film Socalisme or just watch some other Goddard first?
I've not seen the film but it seems pretty divisive from what I've read. Godard's work tends to get less and less accessible as his career develops. He also has different entry points depending on which kind of "Godard film" you want: Breathless is a good narrative starter; Weekend indicates a shift toward a more overtly politicised style; and then you've got more abstract narrative stuff like Detective in the '80s; and then his recent "essay" stuff like Éloge de l'amour.

I think Film socialisme belongs to the latter, if that helps.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 16, 2011, 08:38:55 PM
It's basically between Film Soc if it ever opens around here/comes out on Blu-Ray and is rentable, or Breathless because that's the film Sheeni loves in the Youth in Revolt series. I don't much care, I'm just weighing the pros and cons of each.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on June 16, 2011, 08:51:24 PM
3 Silent Films I've never seen. Please help suggest an order.

The Last Laugh (Murnau)
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (Lang)
Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (Lang)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on June 16, 2011, 08:57:21 PM
3 Silent Films I've never seen. Please help suggest an order.

The Last Laugh (Murnau)
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (Lang)
Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (Lang)

Siegfried
Mabuse
Last Laugh

All pretty great.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on June 16, 2011, 09:28:24 PM
I haven't seen Lang's Ring movie yet, but I didn't really care for that Mabuse film (which is also 4 hours long, if that helps).

But Last Laugh is pretty great.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on June 16, 2011, 09:39:19 PM
FLY, just skip Godard altogether. I'll play to Godard the role that Bill is playing for Truffaut.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: fransisco4 on June 16, 2011, 09:45:08 PM
I'd watch it. It should be fun!

That's kind of what I think. Big screen, crazy experimental, probably long. It just needs to play somewhere around here. I missed the boat with Polanski last year, I hope it doesn't happen again!

It's not that long, about 90 minutes. But I can assure you that it won't feel like that in the theatre. It has no real narrative to speak of. Plot lines are dropped without reason. About the halway mark we get a complet shift of tone, and once again in the 3 quarters mark. I managed to catch this, Detective and Passion at a local film festival, let's say I wished I had stayed with Breathless. They aren't bad, just not my kind of thing. I'm trying to compensate this by watching more Truffaut and loving him.
But we all know that Resnais is where it's really at.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 17, 2011, 08:29:05 AM
FLY, just skip Godard altogether. I'll play to Godard the role that Bill is playing for Truffaut.

I said to skip Jules and Jim, but that I love Truffaut ad would recommend Shoot the Piano Player as his next film to watch. The way you phrased that it sounds at the beginning like you dismiss Godard altogether, but in the second half it sounds like you are linking yourself with my statement. A little clarification there dude, thank you very much.  :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on June 20, 2011, 02:10:23 AM
John Cassavetes. Am I supposed to watch Shadows or Faces?
Title: What should I watch, ¡Keith!?
Post by: 1SO on June 21, 2011, 01:36:12 AM
The Elephant Man or Field of Dreams?

Title: Re: What should I watch, ¡Keith!?
Post by: Bondo on June 21, 2011, 07:02:59 AM
The Elephant Man or Field of Dreams?

Heh, clever.

Field of Dreams!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on June 21, 2011, 05:43:30 PM
I just watched the first episode of Parks and Recreation and unfortunately found it thoroughly unfunny. Should I give up on it now or is it a show I need to give it more of a chance?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on June 21, 2011, 05:48:58 PM
More of a chance! Get to the second season at least.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on June 21, 2011, 06:03:20 PM
More of a chance! Get to the second season at least.

This.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on June 21, 2011, 06:48:52 PM
Most people didn't like the first season.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tinyholidays on June 21, 2011, 07:05:20 PM
FOR THE SAKE OF EVERYTHING GOOD, KEEP WATCHING.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on June 21, 2011, 08:06:32 PM
Well it seems unanimous. :) Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on June 21, 2011, 08:32:40 PM
The first season of Parks and Rec is like the first season of the US The Office.  They're still trying to sort out what the show should be and it takes them 5 or 6 episodes to settle.  But after that, they're great.

And I think seasons 2 & 3 of Parks & Rec are even better.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on July 06, 2011, 10:46:02 AM
Which one of these 3 hour films should I watch?

Dr. Zhivago
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
The Last Temptation of Christ
Giant
La Dolce Vita
Lawrence Olivier's Hamlet
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tinyholidays on July 06, 2011, 10:48:38 AM
Not Giant. Unless you're looking for pat messages.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on July 06, 2011, 10:49:52 AM
Colonel Blimp!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on July 06, 2011, 11:01:20 AM
I would go with one of these two...

The Last Temptation of Christ
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

I just watched Giant and it's good, but not as big a must see as the above 2. I haven't watched Dr. Zhivago myself, but am planning too soon, so if you choose that we can compare notes.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on July 06, 2011, 11:10:06 AM
Zhivago is my favorite out of those (haven't seen Giant)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on July 06, 2011, 01:35:30 PM
Which one of these 3 hour films should I watch?

Dr. Zhivago
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
The Last Temptation of Christ
Giant
La Dolce Vita
Lawrence Olivier's Hamlet

All of them.

1. Blimp
2. Christ
3. La Dolce Vita
4. Giant
5. Hamlet
6. Zhivago
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on July 06, 2011, 02:36:59 PM
You loved Cabiria and I think La Dolce Vita is a MUCH better film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 07, 2011, 10:40:46 AM
Missing Meek's Cutoff by a week (:no: Seriously? You've got to be kidding me! I feel like I'll never see this film!) so it looks like these will be my choices:

Project Nim
Brideflight
Trollhunter
Children of Hiroshima
Nostalgia for the Light
We Are The Night


I don't know much about any of these, but I have almost zero interest in any of them as well. Can anyone vouch for any of them? Or any that I absolutely have to see?

EDIT: May try and see if my friends want to go see The Room at midnight. That would probably be dank, it's a good film.

EDIT 2: Missing Some Like It Hot! I should go watch Sunset Blvd today or something.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on July 07, 2011, 01:43:24 PM
Haven't seen any of those, but I thought Nostalgia for the Light looked interesting.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 07, 2011, 05:50:22 PM
I'll have to read up on it, the blurb made it sound like just a string of pretty pictures.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on July 07, 2011, 06:13:15 PM
Right.  Interesting.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 07, 2011, 09:48:18 PM
 :)

Nim seems to be the best option, only because it's from the Man on Wire team. I will have to look in to that Nostalgia film though, because if Nim gets good words (and really it is potentially a mix between MoW and The Cove, so I imagine it will garner buzz as it widens) there's a high chance that it plays both in Philly and at the theater near me. I know Nostalgia won't be playing near me. Philly, maybe, but not in South Jersey.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on July 08, 2011, 01:48:13 AM
Just watch the trailer to BRIDE FLIGHT. It tells you pretty much the entire story.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on July 15, 2011, 08:26:30 PM
Expiring Criterions:

Playtime
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Smiles on a Summer Night
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 15, 2011, 08:27:12 PM
Play Time!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on July 15, 2011, 08:32:13 PM
Picnic at Hanging Rock. Tati and Bergman can suck it. Weir is needs the love.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on July 15, 2011, 08:33:38 PM
Sam was first, but I'll probably watch Weir tomorrow or something.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on July 15, 2011, 08:57:00 PM
Tati can suck it.

On second thought, Weir it is. Good god, is this how all of Play Time is gonna be? I watched 30 minutes and nothing bloody happens. And I'm someone who loved The Illusionist. I get that it is trying to be a satire of...something...but it wasn't working. M. Hulot just seems like someone with brain damage.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on July 15, 2011, 09:05:04 PM
Hehe. Bondo and I are becoming peas in a pod.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 15, 2011, 11:01:55 PM
 :(

Play Time is so beautiful. Keep watching.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on July 16, 2011, 06:08:06 AM
Tati can suck it.

On second thought, Weir it is. Good god, is this how all of Play Time is gonna be? I watched 30 minutes and nothing bloody happens. And I'm someone who loved The Illusionist. I get that it is trying to be a satire of...something...but it wasn't working. M. Hulot just seems like someone with brain damage.

Nothing happens is the weirdest criticism I have seen leveled at Play Time. If anything, I found it hard keeping up with all of the visual gags that Tati fills the frame with.

That being said, I think it's one of those films that loses a lot when watched on a small screen.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 16, 2011, 08:57:41 AM
True, I always try to watch it on the big TV in the living room and have seen it projected twice on a moderately big screen, which is easily the best way to watch it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on July 16, 2011, 09:04:23 AM
If you want "things to happen", Picnic might not be a great choice either.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on July 16, 2011, 09:08:55 AM
True, I always try to watch it on the big TV in the living room and have seen it projected twice on a moderately big screen, which is easily the best way to watch it.

Surely not the best :).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 16, 2011, 09:32:09 AM
Well, I meatn on a big screen in general. Even a fairly large TV is a big cut down from a moderately big projection system.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on July 16, 2011, 09:43:39 AM
Well, I meatn on a big screen in general. Even a fairly large TV is a big cut down from a moderately big projection system.

LOL, I knew what you meant :D. I was just teasing plus randomly bragging about having watched the 70mm restoration ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on July 19, 2011, 10:17:29 PM
Need a quick answer to this:

I'm watching Gladiator tonight.  Should I bother watching the extended edition?

Only answer if you actually think the film is okay or better, please.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on July 19, 2011, 10:27:23 PM
Never seen the extended edition, but it is a film I love. Actually never knew there was an extended edition.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on July 19, 2011, 10:29:25 PM
Never seen the extended edition, but it is a film I love. Actually never knew there was an extended edition.

Me neither until I bought it the other day for a dollar.  Ah, well, I guess I'll try it out.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on July 19, 2011, 10:30:38 PM
Sure, there you go. If you bought it might as well give it a shot.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 27, 2011, 08:00:49 AM
So I guess we're not getting Project Nim here at all (seriously? I should have gone in Chicago then. My theater is usually a lock to get only a couple of docs a year, but they showed Man on Wire and this is not only the same team, but has a poster with a cute monkey on it to trick people in to thinking it's not a documentary. I mean we got The Cove. What the CINECAST!?), so what should I see this weekend:

Another Earth
Sarah's Key
(Seriously? We're getting this and not Nim? Now I don't know about this film, it may be good, and it's dank that we're getting foreign films, but then I'm going to expect them to get foreign films that I actually want to see)
Crazy, Stupid Love
Cowboys and Aliens
Midnight in Paris
(I'm pretty sure my theater has been showing this film for three months now, either that or it left and came back)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Beavermoose on July 27, 2011, 08:23:47 AM
Watch Midnight in Paris.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 27, 2011, 08:28:34 AM
Watch Midnight in Paris.

I would like to, but since it's easily the oldest of the films play, and stars Owen Wilson (whom I detest), I need a mighty compelling reason to give it priority instead of just waiting for the Blu-Ray.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on July 27, 2011, 08:30:17 AM
I need a mighty compelling reason to give it priority instead of just waiting for the Blu-Ray.

Because it will be on the big screen.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Beavermoose on July 27, 2011, 08:38:30 AM
Cowboys and Aliens has been getting bad reviews, Another Earth was very disappointing. I haven't seen the other two but CSL looks sort of funny. Maybe you can check that out.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 27, 2011, 08:44:21 AM
I need a mighty compelling reason to give it priority instead of just waiting for the Blu-Ray.

Because it will be on the big screen.

If that's the reason then I might as well see Winnie the Pooh instead of any of them.

What made Another Earth disappointing? (For what it's worth, I'd need an even more compelling reason for Cowboys and Aliens than I would need for Paris, because Favreau is a hack and Iron Man is terrible.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Beavermoose on July 27, 2011, 08:50:46 AM
I need a mighty compelling reason to give it priority instead of just waiting for the Blu-Ray.

Because it will be on the big screen.

If that's the reason then I might as well see Winnie the Pooh instead of any of them.

What made Another Earth disappointing? (For what it's worth, I'd need an even more compelling reason for Cowboys and Aliens than I would need for Paris, because Favreau is a hack and Iron Man is terrible.)

Without the sci-fi elements, the film is simply a generic indy drama.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: michael x on August 03, 2011, 06:03:33 PM
Looking for a sweet movie on Netflix Instant. Nothing too long. Bad-assery a plus. I browsed for a couple of minutes and found:

Videodrome
Ghost in the Shell
Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (old)
Asphalt Jungle
Escape from New York

I also have "Z" out from the library.

Suggestions from among these or other awesome options on Instant?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on August 03, 2011, 06:12:20 PM
Asphalt Jungle!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 03, 2011, 06:14:27 PM
Asphalt Jungle!
Second
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Jared on August 03, 2011, 06:16:04 PM
Carlos. Thatll keep you busy for a quarter of a day.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: michael x on August 03, 2011, 06:23:59 PM
I'll go Asphalt Jungle. Carlos looks awesome but it's not what I want right now.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on August 05, 2011, 02:25:42 PM
FYI, Sonatine is on Netflix Instant now, so everybody who hasn't seen it should watch it!
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 08, 2011, 11:58:21 AM
The Future
The Guard
30 Minutes or Less


I can probably only see one on Friday. It figures after about a month of not getting films I want to see we get three I should make time for on the same day.  :'(  :'(  :'(
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Post by: AAAutin on August 08, 2011, 12:03:51 PM
The Guard

A film written/directed by a McDonagh, starring Brendan Gleeson? I fail to see how there's any competition.
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Post by: roujin on August 08, 2011, 12:04:31 PM
The Future
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 08, 2011, 12:06:17 PM
The Future

I will count your vote twice. The score is still 3-3-0 for THE FUTURE, THE GUARD, and 30 MINUTES OR LESS respectively.
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Post by: Junior on August 08, 2011, 12:20:13 PM
The Guard, obviously.
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Post by: Jared on August 08, 2011, 12:21:00 PM
Seen the Apu Trilogy, The Music Room, and the Chess Players. Mahangar disc coming by Netflix tonight.

Whats the next 3 to 5 Ray movies I should check out. Pather Panchali was by far my favorite of the 5 Ive seen, but Ive liked them all. Perhaps another "child protagonist" one?
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Post by: worm@work on August 08, 2011, 12:25:19 PM
Seen the Apu Trilogy, The Music Room, and the Chess Players. Mahangar disc coming by Netflix tonight.

Whats the next 3 to 5 Ray movies I should check out. Pather Panchali was by far my favorite of the 5 Ive seen, but Ive liked them all. Perhaps another "child protagonist" one?

To my mind, Charulata and Mahanagar are the easiest to fall in love with (and my favorites) even though they don't really feature kids.
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 08, 2011, 01:05:54 PM
To my mind, Charulata and Mahanagar are the easiest to fall in love with (and my favorites)

I agree, and would add Devi.  I'm also very fond of the "Calcutta trilogy": Jana Aranya, Seemabaddha and Pratidwandi.

A child plays a significant role in Sonar Kella, which I consider the best of Ray's lighter entertainments.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on August 08, 2011, 01:27:21 PM
I watched Charulata last night and really liked it.
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Post by: 'Noke on August 08, 2011, 01:27:52 PM
The Guard, obviously.
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Post by: Jared on August 08, 2011, 01:59:58 PM
did you put Calcutta trilogy in quotations because its only loosely considered a trilogy? Only the first two seem to be available on netflix...
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 08, 2011, 02:19:15 PM
did you put Calcutta trilogy in quotations because its only loosely considered a trilogy? Only the first two seem to be available on netflix...

It's a loose trilogy, not conceived as such.  All three involve men in Calcutta dealing with ethical issues of employment.  Interestingly, I have also seen some people make a different "Calcutta trilogy" with Days and Nights in Forest replacing Jana Aranya.  This places them closer together chronologically, but doesn't really work for me because Days and Nights is a very different film (and doesn't take place in the city).

I also consider Mahanagar, Charulata and Devi to form a trilogy of women protagonists and their place in Bengali society.
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Post by: worm@work on August 08, 2011, 03:24:07 PM
I watched Charulata last night and really liked it.
Will there be a review from you sometime :)?

A child plays a significant role in Sonar Kella, which I consider the best of Ray's lighter entertainments.

I loved Sonar Kella as a kid and haven't watched it since. I should.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on August 08, 2011, 03:49:55 PM
Sometime in 2012, at the rate i'm going.
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Post by: roujin on August 08, 2011, 04:03:17 PM
I'm about a month behind with the reviews.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 08, 2011, 04:19:45 PM
Yea, where's my Tree 'O Life review?  >:(
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Post by: sdedalus on August 08, 2011, 04:57:06 PM
I'm about a month behind with the reviews.

I'm 46 movies behind.
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Post by: roujin on August 08, 2011, 05:08:59 PM
We're in the same boat then.
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Post by: Totoro on August 08, 2011, 09:42:28 PM
Autumn Sonata or The 39 Steps? #random
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on August 08, 2011, 10:11:57 PM
The Future
The Guard
30 Minutes or Less


I can probably only see one on Friday. It figures after about a month of not getting films I want to see we get three I should make time for on the same day.  :'(  :'(  :'(
Oh good God, The Future. It's probably the best film I've seen this year.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 08, 2011, 11:31:05 PM
The Future
The Guard
30 Minutes or Less


I can probably only see one on Friday. It figures after about a month of not getting films I want to see we get three I should make time for on the same day.  :'(  :'(  :'(
Oh good God, The Future. It's probably the best film I've seen this year.

I read up on it. I'm just going to see both, probably. Now it depends which one I want to see first. I hope/expect one is less uplifting than the other, because that's the one I would rather save for the second day.
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on August 08, 2011, 11:34:59 PM
The Future is not a film I found particularly uplifting. Brilliant, but bright and happy it is not.
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Post by: Mike Shutt on August 09, 2011, 12:10:35 AM
The Breakfast Club or The Muppet Movie?
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 09, 2011, 12:11:09 AM
The Muppet Movie.
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on August 09, 2011, 12:11:47 AM
Sam is correct.
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Post by: 1SO on August 09, 2011, 12:12:12 AM
This late... Muppets.
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Post by: Mike Shutt on August 09, 2011, 12:28:25 AM
Okay. I guess I'm watching some Muppets! Never a bad thing!
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 09, 2011, 11:20:31 AM
Brilliant, but bright and happy it is not.

Excellent, this is what I had hoped.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on August 10, 2011, 08:34:32 AM
I did a quick raid to my local library and grabbed five movies I haven't seen but think I might like.

I don't think I'll have time to watch all of them before I'll have to return them in a week. Maybe a couple. So, what do you think, any suggestions about the priority order?

The films in question are:

- Hiroshima Mon Amour
- Once Were Warriors
- Sånger från andra våningen (Songs from the second floor)
- La vie en rose
- The Bear
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 10, 2011, 10:02:19 AM
- Hiroshima Mon Amour
- Sånger från andra våningen (Songs from the second floor)

Haven't seen the others, but definitely watch these two.  Especially Songs (in my top 100!)
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Post by: sdedalus on August 10, 2011, 12:45:30 PM
Agreed on those as the top two.  Once Were Warriors is pretty good too.  Depressing though.
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Post by: Totoro on August 11, 2011, 07:47:30 AM
Mysteries of Lisbon or Tabloid and The Future?
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Post by: roujin on August 11, 2011, 08:25:21 AM
mysteries of  lisbon! 4 hours!
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Post by: sdedalus on August 11, 2011, 12:57:49 PM
Definitely Mysteries of Lisbon!
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Post by: Lobby on August 11, 2011, 01:39:05 PM
Doh. It turned out Songs was scratched and unwatchable. So much for borrowing form a library. :(
I'll move forward to the next one and hope for better luck...
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Post by: Bondo on August 11, 2011, 01:40:31 PM
Doh. It turned out Songs was scratched and unwatchable. So much for borrowing form a library. :(
I'll move forward to the next one and hope for better luck...

I hope you track down a better copy of Songs. Good, but I do prefer You, The Living (which should probably be watched second, though I watched it first). I always found library DVDs touch and go for scratches.
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Post by: verbALs on August 11, 2011, 02:48:59 PM
Probably not the right thread but I am seeing Sansho The Bailiff on the big screen on Sunday. I know this is a favourite film for some people, so I am looking forward to it. Old films on the big screen have a terrific feel to them.
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Post by: Tequila on August 12, 2011, 06:19:59 AM
I got to watch this in a local cinema a year ago. Not a great print but still glorious.
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Post by: Bondo on August 13, 2011, 05:42:27 PM
Hmm, a couple options for tonight:

Patton (MDC)
Last Tango In Paris (Extreme Marathon)
Welfare (Directors)
Air Doll (Directors)
The Vintner's Luck (Directors)
I Killed My Mother (2011)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on August 13, 2011, 06:22:13 PM
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Last Picture Show
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Post by: Bondo on August 13, 2011, 07:13:24 PM
Last Picture Show

As for my list, I decided to watch Love Exposure, though I'm still up for recommendations about what to watch next this weekend.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 13, 2011, 08:53:46 PM
As for my list, I decided to watch Love Exposure, though I'm still up for recommendations about what to watch next this weekend.

PATTON (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_1ivdW8Yj4&ob=av2e).
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 14, 2011, 08:52:23 AM
Hello, friends. FLY has a question that may belong here, but it may not. This is future speculation for whenever the next Criterion 50% off sale occurs.

With our collective knowledge of FLY's tastes, would it be advisable for him to blind buy Black Moon?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on August 16, 2011, 01:00:18 PM
I returned my five borrowed movies to the library. Every single one was too scratched and damaged to be watchable. :(

I''ll give the library free-to-watch service one more shot though and picked up five new filmes. If I get the same result this week, I'm basically done with it. Obviously my DVD recorder doesn't go well along with cracked records.

Anyway: for this week I have the following options:

- Persepolis
- Diving Bell and the Butterfly
- Paranoid Park
- Nausicaä
- Cyrus

Assuming that the discs aren't broken this time, which one has your strongest recommendations?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on August 16, 2011, 01:03:16 PM
- Diving Bell and the Butterfly

My recommendation. (Just make sure to have some tissue handy...)
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Post by: verbALs on August 16, 2011, 01:03:51 PM
Lobby after our discussion about Certified Copy I was going to recommend Cyrus to you. I always feel presumptuous quoting my own reviews but this might explain why I think you might like it.

Quote
I fell very hard for this. It was really UGLY and RAW. I love how Reilly and Keener in the early shots are terrifically unattractive, a very rare thing in a Hollywood film. Not so rare when you are mid-40s and you look in the mirror when you wake up. You look like something out of the jungle. This may have struck me quite so hard because it speaks to that experience of life never going how you want it. You might meet the perfect woman but a swamp creature comes attached. Tomei, Reilly, Keener and the guy who plays the new husband are terrific as 40-ish types and Reilly’s needy relationship to his ex mirrors Jonah Hill’s limpet-like attachment to the gorgeous Tomei. She is one of those incredibly underrated and totally HOT actresses, especially because her imperfections are always on show.
 

& Diving Bell & Paranoid Park are terrific too.
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Post by: Lobby on August 16, 2011, 01:09:01 PM
@VerbAls: Nonsense. You shouldn't feel presumptuous. I really appreciate when people make the effort to look up their reviews and point me to them. It's thoughtful and kind.

I'm glad that I seem to have grabbed a great bunch of movies!

I just hope they'll be watchable. Last time it was so frustrating. I saw a few minutes, but never more than 15 before it took stop. It's like feeling the smell of a tasty meal when you're hungry, you even get the plate on your table and then someone just sais "haha, april fool!" and runs away with it, leaving me unsatisfied and frustrated.

Well well. One more go!
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Post by: Bondo on August 16, 2011, 01:37:15 PM
Nausicaa!
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 16, 2011, 02:16:24 PM
Hopefully Paranoid Park works, that's FLY's favorite film of the ones he has seen.
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Post by: Junior on August 16, 2011, 02:23:20 PM
- Diving Bell and the Butterfly

My recommendation. (Just make sure to have some tissue handy...)

This one. I'm sad I missed it in theaters.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on August 16, 2011, 02:32:39 PM
- Persepolis
- Diving Bell and the Butterfly
- Paranoid Park
- Nausicaä
- Cyrus

Haven't seen Cyrus, but the others fall in roughly the same "not great, but very good" range for me.  I guess I'd go with Persepolis, but they're all worthwhile.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on August 17, 2011, 03:15:33 PM
I returned my five borrowed movies to the library. Every single one was too scratched and damaged to be watchable. :(

I''ll give the library free-to-watch service one more shot though and picked up five new filmes. If I get the same result this week, I'm basically done with it. Obviously my DVD recorder doesn't go well along with cracked records.

Anyway: for this week I have the following options:

- Persepolis
- Diving Bell and the Butterfly
- Paranoid Park
- Nausicaä
- Cyrus

Assuming that the discs aren't broken this time, which one has your strongest recommendations?

I've seen all of these. My personal favorite is Nausicaa, but I think you'd really like Persepolis and The Diving Bell & the Butterfly. Forget Cyrus. Paranoid Park is alright.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 18, 2011, 12:35:25 PM
Is that Steve McQueen movie Bullit good? It's playing with Fright Night (the new one, I assume) at the drive-in near me tomorrow night. Always feel like I should support these slightly older films when they get screenings and what not.
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 18, 2011, 12:54:22 PM
Is that Steve McQueen movie Bullit good? It's playing with Fright Night (the new one, I assume) at the drive-in near me tomorrow night. Always feel like I should support these slightly older films when they get screenings and what not.

Yep, it's pretty good.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 18, 2011, 01:05:04 PM
Would it benefit from the drive-in experience, do you think? I'm not sure if it's just a DVD they are running or if they have an actual print though.
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 18, 2011, 01:08:34 PM
Would it benefit from the drive-in experience, do you think?

Considering that the most celebrated part of the film is the car chase, that sounds like an ideal viewing experience.
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Post by: oldkid on August 18, 2011, 01:21:41 PM
I returned my five borrowed movies to the library. Every single one was too scratched and damaged to be watchable. :(

I''ll give the library free-to-watch service one more shot though and picked up five new filmes. If I get the same result this week, I'm basically done with it. Obviously my DVD recorder doesn't go well along with cracked records.

Anyway: for this week I have the following options:

- Persepolis
- Diving Bell and the Butterfly
- Paranoid Park
- Nausicaä
- Cyrus

Assuming that the discs aren't broken this time, which one has your strongest recommendations?

Two years ago, all of those films except one (guess which one?) was on my Top 100.  They are all excellent films, but the only one that remained in my top 100 is Nausicaa.  They all have my high recommendation, though, except Cyrus, which I haven't seen.

That's a shame about the library discs.  I have that problem rarely with the discs I borrow from my library, and that mostly with children's DVDs.  I wish people would take better care of stuff that isn't their own.  I hope you told your library if a disc was unwatchable.

On the other hand, our library system is especially awesome.  We have the highest circulation in the U.S. after the NY Public Library.
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Post by: sdedalus on August 18, 2011, 01:46:00 PM
Is that Steve McQueen movie Bullit good? It's playing with Fright Night (the new one, I assume) at the drive-in near me tomorrow night. Always feel like I should support these slightly older films when they get screenings and what not.

Yep, it's pretty good.

Yup, good movie.  One of the first of the great cop movies of the late-60s/early 70s.
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 18, 2011, 01:55:39 PM
On the other hand, our library system is especially awesome.  We have the highest circulation in the U.S. after the NY Public Library.

Still no Blu-Rays though.  They've also been awfully slow picking up Criterions lately, especially when it's a reissue of something previously released (e.g. Something Wild).  I know it's hard to justify spending taxpayer money on movies they already have available, but they just used to be such a solid source for Criterions.

This is nitpicking, however.  Multnomah County library system is awesome, and I rarely have a problem with unplayable discs.  And if you complain about it, they put you first in line for the next available copy.
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Post by: Lobby on August 18, 2011, 03:17:07 PM
I hope you told your library if a disc was unwatchable.

I did and they thanked me warmly for doing it. Unfortunately very few people do the same, from what they told me, and that's why you can end up with five unwatchable movies like I did. I think they could do more to encourage people to give them notice about worn out discs. There's no information about what you should do when it doesn't work, no indication on who you should turn to etc.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on August 21, 2011, 03:36:27 AM
Attack the Block or The Future?
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 21, 2011, 08:14:36 AM
FLY would rather see THE FUTURE.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 21, 2011, 05:52:54 PM
Attack the Block
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Post by: Lobby on August 22, 2011, 04:24:52 PM
Hopefully Paranoid Park works, that's FLY's favorite film of the ones he has seen.

Just watched it. Such a great movie! There's so much to love about it. The photo, the editing, the young, natural actors, the music and the sensitive way the story is told, dealing without big emotions using small measures.

The only thing that made me sad was that I couldn't convince my 17 year old to stay through the slow beginning with the skateboarding to a strange French voice. She got too impatient and was put off by it. :(

Now to find out how to express what I feel about it with a few more details....
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Post by: AAAutin on August 22, 2011, 04:26:29 PM
The only thing that made me sad was that I couldn't convince my 17 year old to stay through the slow beginning with the skateboarding

I must be a 17-year-old at heart...
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 23, 2011, 08:16:22 AM
Hopefully Paranoid Park works, that's FLY's favorite film of the ones he has seen.

Just watched it. Such a great movie! There's so much to love about it. The photo, the editing, the young, natural actors, the music and the sensitive way the story is told, dealing without big emotions using small measures.

Excellent! Much like Elephant, it's a film I appreciate more and more on each new viewing. The narrative works incredibly well, but the display of craft is on a completely different level. Right now I'm just hoping that GVS's next film isn't bad. The new trailer makes me think it can go either way, but the huge lapse in release time - it was supposed to be out January 2011, but is now set for January 2012 - coupled with the fact that the studio is clearly holding it for after Oscar eligibility seems to imply that they have little confidence in it being a quality experience, especially since the story seems to be tailor made for Oscar votes. Seems even more odd considering this is his followup to Milk, which should have won Best Picture that year. Still, TeaMia stars, which is always good. Go GVS!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on August 29, 2011, 11:47:51 AM
I had to return Nausicaä änd Persepolis before I got around to see them. But I'll get back to them, that's for sure. 3/5 library movies watched is still decent.
Now I've picked up a new bunch, a pretty wild mix I'd say:

Vertigo
The Squid and the Whale
Barton Fink
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Whisky Galore

The last one, Whisky Galore, is a revisit. I remember it as lovely, but it's been 25 years since I watched it, so I might be wrong. The others are first-time views. What would you pick first?
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 29, 2011, 11:54:44 AM
Vertigo, no contest. 
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Post by: Lobby on August 29, 2011, 11:56:30 AM
Vertigo, no contest.

Hehe, I'm not all that surprised tbh.  But is it because it's REALLY that good or because it's a "must-have-seen"? Be honest!
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 29, 2011, 11:57:35 AM
Vertigo, no contest.

Hehe, I'm not all that surprised tbh.  But is it because it's REALLY that good or because it's a "must-have-seen"? Be honest!

Both!

Barton Fink is quite good too.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on August 29, 2011, 11:59:45 AM
The Squid and the Whale
Barton Fink
Exit Through the Gift Shop

Back-to-back-to-back: it's a marathon of the marvelous!
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Post by: ferris on August 29, 2011, 12:02:15 PM
Vertigo, no contest.

Hehe, I'm not all that surprised tbh.  But is it because it's REALLY that good or because it's a "must-have-seen"? Be honest!

I don't get the love, but I'm well aware I'm in the minority!  Barton Fink and  Exit Through the Gift Shop are two I started and never finished.  I wouldn't mind getting someone like you to motivate me to finish them up.  The Squid and the Whale?  I have a feeling you'd come out of that the same way you came out of Fish Tank. 
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Post by: FroHam X on August 29, 2011, 12:11:38 PM
Lobby, you gotta do Vertigo. It's in my Top 5 or 10. One of my "Essentials".
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Post by: Shaw13 on August 29, 2011, 12:12:33 PM
Vertigo then Fink. Both are great.
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Post by: Totoro on August 29, 2011, 12:22:32 PM
The Squid and the Whale is quite overrated. Exit through the Gift Shop is my favorite, but everyone needs to see Vertigo. Barton Fink is interesting, but I never got the love for it.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 29, 2011, 12:24:26 PM
I never got the love for you. (Kidding!)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 29, 2011, 01:54:32 PM
Barton Fink is very good. It's not as good as The Squid and the Whale though, which is my choice.
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Post by: verbALs on August 29, 2011, 02:59:07 PM
I don't like Barton Fink. Vertigo/ Exit../Whiskey Galore are all brilliant but as the learned Hamster says Vertigo is the essential one on the list.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on September 01, 2011, 06:40:38 AM
@Ferris: I've seen Exit through the gift shop and I loved, loved, loved it. So entertaining!

My problem was that I couldn't stop watching, and go to sleep as I should since it was so late. Not sure if my incoming review can persuade you to get back to it. If you stopped watching it I suppose there must have been something in it that didn't click with you, so maybe it's futile. All I know is that it worked for me, which is a bit unexpected because I know nothing about street art and graffiti and had never heard of that Banksy guy before I saw it.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 01, 2011, 07:52:56 AM
Next Friday I anticipate having decisions to make. Help make them easier by selecting the two films I should probably see. Ideally you can give me a reasoning as well  :)

The Interrupters
Attack the Block!
The Future
Contagion
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on September 01, 2011, 08:37:16 AM
Attack the Block!

Looks fantastic...

Contagion

Soderbergh.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 01, 2011, 10:13:22 AM

Contagion

Soderbergh.

That reason is 10 years old. Doesn't hold the cache it once did.
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Post by: roujin on September 01, 2011, 10:44:37 AM
Che and The Girlfriend Experience say otherwise.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 01, 2011, 10:46:41 AM
I really liked The Informant! as well. I don't like Out of Sight very much either, though I do own it on VHS.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 01, 2011, 11:01:29 AM
That's 2-3 out of 10 in the last 10 years. I liked Ocean's 11 myself, but I'm saying he's batting under .500 since Traffic

2009 The Informant!
2009 The Girlfriend Experience
2008 Che
2007 Ocean's Thirteen
2006 The Good German
2005 Bubble
2004 Ocean's Twelve
2002 Solaris
2002 Full Frontal 
2001 Ocean's Eleven

Since I know somebody is itching to do it, who will come forward and say that at least 5 of these films are well directed? (Perhaps color-coded rankings?)
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Post by: MartinTeller on September 01, 2011, 11:24:11 AM
That's 2-3 out of 10 in the last 10 years. I liked Ocean's 11 myself, but I'm saying he's batting under .500 since Traffic

Since I know somebody is itching to do it, who will come forward and say that at least 5 of these films are well directed? (Perhaps color-coded rankings?)

You missed one.

2002 Solaris
2010 And Everything Is Going Fine
2005 Bubble
2009 The Girlfriend Experience
2007 Ocean's Thirteen
2001 Ocean's Eleven
2009 The Informant!  
2006 The Good German  
2004 Ocean's Twelve  


haven't seen Che (started watching it, wasn't that into it) or Full Frontal (haven't heard good things).

While those bottom two are my least favorite Soderberghs, the top two are my favorites (and Bubble is tied with Schizopolis and Limey for 3rd).  I'd call this at least .500, and certainly not a significant drop-off in quality from the 1990's.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 01, 2011, 11:58:38 AM
Okay, so I can understand Martin being excited for Contagion because it's Soderbergh.

I'd never heard of And Everything Is Going Fine, so I assumed it was a video or short. Should've clicked the link.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on September 01, 2011, 01:54:07 PM
Out of Sight and Che are good.

That is all.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 01, 2011, 02:02:10 PM
I should probably watch more Soderbergh. Certainly interested in Che.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on September 01, 2011, 02:08:24 PM
Che is fantastic.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 01, 2011, 02:10:49 PM
Che is fantastic.

That's 1 (or 2) out of 10 (or 11). That's a terrible track record.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on September 01, 2011, 02:13:30 PM
What do you mean by that, 1SO? Who has the bad track record? Aren't you the guy who put Erin Brockovitch as his #1 film ever made of all time or something?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on September 01, 2011, 02:17:50 PM
He said since Traffic.  Didn't Brockovich come out before that.

(I think both Traffic and Brockovich are bad movies anyway).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on September 01, 2011, 02:19:01 PM
Well, since Traffic he has done Oceans 11, Che and The Informant!

All very good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 01, 2011, 02:20:34 PM
Would it kill you to read a few brief comments earlier (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9540.msg621473#msg621473) before you ask what someone means? I'm saying less than 1/2 of Soderbergh's last 10 years of cinema give me confidence for Contagion. So far, only Martin has refuted this.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on September 01, 2011, 02:35:49 PM
21. THE GOOD GERMAN
20. OCEAN'S THIRTEEN
19. BUBBLE
16. CHE: GUERRILLA
15. SOLARIS
12. OCEAN'S TWELVE
11. CHE: THE ARGENTINE
08. THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE
06. THE INFORMANT!
03. FULL FRONTAL
02. OCEAN'S ELEVEN

So, I dislike slightly more than I like; but even those I dislike, I don't consider bad movies. With the exception of OCEAN'S 13, I appreciate what Soderbergh was striving for with every one. I don't think of him as any lesser a director.

And besides, just because the guy is in a bit of a slump--defined by standards set over an exceptional career--shouldn't preclude me from getting giddy over a new release by one of my all-time favorite filmmakers.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on September 01, 2011, 02:36:37 PM
I'm just saying that the dude is capable, and the trailer for Contagion seems good. That's all I need to know. I'm sold.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 01, 2011, 02:54:05 PM
So, I dislike slightly more than I like; but even those I dislike, I don't consider bad movies. With the exception of OCEAN'S 13, I appreciate what Soderbergh was striving for with every one. I don't think of him as any lesser a director.

And besides, just because the guy is in a bit of a slump--defined by standards set over an exceptional career--shouldn't preclude me from getting giddy over a new release by one of my all-time favorite filmmakers.

I can agree with all of that. Plus, since you made the initial comment, it was your opinion I was most interested in.

The Hamster's reasoning is still suspect.  ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on September 01, 2011, 03:00:03 PM
Spielberg has been a very hit or miss director. Doesn't mean I'm not interested in everything he is going to be doing in the future.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on September 01, 2011, 03:31:48 PM
I plan on skipping all Sodebergh films that don't star porn stars.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on September 01, 2011, 03:45:55 PM
Speaking of which, I'm very disappointed by the fact that THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE is my favorite Sasha Grey film.

Soderbergh needs to do one with Riley Mason or Sara Stone.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 01, 2011, 04:18:14 PM
Spielberg has been a very hit or miss director. Doesn't mean I'm not interested in everything he is going to be doing in the future.

It also doesn't mean that I should watch a film - the title of the thread - just because he directed it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FroHam X on September 01, 2011, 04:45:08 PM
Dammit, Chuck. Just go watch Contagion. At best it'll be an awesome movie. At worst you'll get to see all humanity wiped off the planet (also awesome).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on September 01, 2011, 04:45:30 PM
No, the reason you should watch a Spielberg film just because he directed it is a completionist streak. The only way I'll fail to see every Spielberg film, having now put the effort into catching up (and rewatching) everything is if I die before him.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on September 01, 2011, 04:46:36 PM
Next Friday I anticipate having decisions to make. Help make them easier by selecting the two films I should probably see. Ideally you can give me a reasoning as well  :)

The Interrupters
Attack the Block!
The Future
Contagion


Before this got bogged down by Soderbergh, FLY, The Future is the 3rd best film eva. It deserves your time.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Shaw13 on September 01, 2011, 04:58:38 PM
What first?

Three Colours Red
Three Colours Blue
Three Colours White
Hang 'Em High
Fistful of Dollars
For A Few Dollars More
Unforgiven
The Guns of Navarone
The Killer
Nosferatu (Herzog)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hidden/Cache
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
A Bronx Tale
Volver
Since You Went Away
El Dorado
True Grit (Wayne)
Solaris
The Shawshank Redemption
Blade Runner
Some Like It Hot
Spiritual Boxer
Badlands
Jerry Maguire
Infernal Affairs
Bad Lieutenant (Herzog)
Hero
Fearless (Jet Li)
Che Part One
Babel
Die Hard
Uncle Boonme...
Rio Lobo
Frenzy
Family Plot
Marnie
Torn Curtain
Topaz
Saboteur
The Birds
The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Trouble With Harry
Closer
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on September 01, 2011, 05:00:03 PM
Die Hard!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 01, 2011, 05:08:20 PM
definitely Die Hard
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on September 01, 2011, 05:50:11 PM
Crouching Tiger is something else if you haven't seen it. Or Hero. You can't go wrong with either imo. Both feature terrific scores too. :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on September 01, 2011, 05:59:55 PM
What first?

Three Colours Red  :)
Three Colours Blue  :D
Three Colours White  :D (Better do it in order though OR ELSE!)
Hang 'Em High  ???
Fistful of Dollars  :-\
For A Few Dollars More  :)
Unforgiven  :)
The Guns of Navarone  ???
The Killer  ???
Nosferatu (Herzog)  ???
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas  :D
Hidden/Cache  :D
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon  :)
A Bronx Tale ???
Volver  :)
Since You Went Away  ???
El Dorado  :-/
True Grit (Wayne)  :)
Solaris 2002 OR TARKOVSKY? If 2002,  ??? If Tarkovsky,  :)
The Shawshank Redemption  :)
Blade Runner   :)
Some Like It Hot  :)
Spiritual Boxer  ???
Badlands  :D
Jerry Maguire  :(
Infernal Affairs  :-\
Bad Lieutenant (Herzog)  :-\
Hero  :)
Fearless (Jet Li)  :)
Che Part One  :)
Babel   :(
Die Hard  :D
Uncle Boonme...  :D
Rio Lobo  ???
Frenzy  ???
Family Plot  ???
Marnie  ???
Torn Curtain   :(
Topaz  ???
Saboteur  ???
The Birds  :D
The Man Who Knew Too Much  :)
The Trouble With Harry  :)
Closer  :)

:D = Love it, :) = Like it, ??? = Haven't seen it, :-\ = It's okay..., :( = Don't watch it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on September 01, 2011, 07:00:04 PM
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The Shawshank Redemption
Blade Runner
Badlands
Hidden/Cache
Infernal Affairs

In that order.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 01, 2011, 07:05:57 PM
Three Colours Blue
Three Colours White
Three Colours Red
Blade Runner
Badlands
Die Hard
Nosferatu (Herzog)
Uncle Boonme...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on September 01, 2011, 07:16:08 PM
Three Colours Blue
Blade Runner
Unforgiven
Uncle Boonmee
Three Colours Red
Solaris (Soderbergh)
The Birds
Fistful of Dollars
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Some Like It Hot
For A Few Dollars More
Volver
Bad Lieutenant (Herzog)
Badlands
Three Colours White
Nosferatu (Herzog)
The Killer
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hidden/Cache
Die Hard
Torn Curtain
Solaris (Tarkovsky)
Saboteur
Frenzy
El Dorado
Babel
The Shawshank Redemption
The Man Who Knew Too Much (assuming this is the Stewart remake)
The Trouble With Harry
Hero
Closer
Family Plot
Marnie
Topaz

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 01, 2011, 08:12:30 PM
Next Friday I anticipate having decisions to make. Help make them easier by selecting the two films I should probably see. Ideally you can give me a reasoning as well  :)

The Interrupters
Attack the Block!
The Future
Contagion


Before this got bogged down by Soderbergh, FLY, The Future is the 3rd best film eva. It deserves your time.

It's not even playing in Philly anymore this Friday  :'(  :'(  :'(

I guess it left today. Damn school.

EDIT: I got an email with the schedules today and found out. Now leaning toward Interrupters and Block when I'm in Philly and then Contagion on Saturday.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Smiley on September 05, 2011, 03:23:44 PM
I'm curious baout watching some good documentaries.

I really like both Man on Wire and Exit Through the Gift Shop, and I've watched most of Michael Moore's films (even though I think he's a bit of a hack), but I'm not sure where to look next.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on September 05, 2011, 03:26:39 PM
Touching the void is a good one. But then I love mountaineering disaster stories. I'm a little bit weird in that way.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on September 05, 2011, 03:30:14 PM
I'm curious baout watching some good documentaries.

I really like both Man on Wire and Exit Through the Gift Shop, and I've watched most of Michael Moore's films (even though I think he's a bit of a hack), but I'm not sure where to look next.

This (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10047.0) might help you out.

A few of my personal favorites are Dear Zachary, A Time For Burning and The Gleaners & I
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on September 05, 2011, 03:34:23 PM
I second Touching the Void. Like Man on Wire it's quite a story (if that's what you're looking for).

If you liked Exit Through the Gift Shop you may enjoy My Kid Could Paint That. It takes on some of the same questions about art but from a whole different angle. I wouldn't call it redundant viewing but if you've had your fill of the subject matter you may feel differently.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on September 05, 2011, 04:11:03 PM
Picked up this week's bunch of burrowed movies at the library. This time the following are up for consideration:

My Fair Lady
The Return (2003)
Toy Story 3
Rango
The Illusionist (2010)


Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on September 05, 2011, 04:12:58 PM
The Return
Rango

The R's have it!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 05, 2011, 04:13:43 PM
The Illusionist (2010) is a must. Rango is fun.

2003 The Return is good. if that's the one you're looking for.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on September 05, 2011, 04:14:31 PM
My Fair Lady! tiny would approve. But the animated selections are all good too.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on September 05, 2011, 04:15:55 PM
Toy Story 3 finished as my favorite film of last year, so obviously that! :)

The Illusionist is also worth seeing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tinyholidays on September 05, 2011, 04:17:40 PM
I would not only approve, it would give me joy. And you, Lobby. 'Twould give you joy as well.

(I'm excited to see how many points My Fair Lady gets this year. From everyone's lists, it seems like it'll be more than last year, and that makes me happy. Not nearly enough to make the aggregate list, I don't think, but I will be satisfied with a steady increase.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on September 05, 2011, 04:24:18 PM
My Fair Lady
The Illusionist
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on September 05, 2011, 04:25:16 PM
Hehe, as always there's a bit of love for everything! I've got sooo much to watch these days. Two must-see movies have just come up at the theatre: Midnight in Paris and She Monkeys.

And on Thursday, the local movie club will start the season and I'm thinking about joining it. A lot of interesting stuff to watch for very little money in a lovely old theatre (the same where Bergman used to go to as a child).

It's like always: too many good movies, too little time.
In worst case I can keep the library movies two weeks. I think I might have to do that this time because they all seem worth watching.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 05, 2011, 04:26:44 PM
Yea, I'd say watch all of them.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on September 05, 2011, 04:47:44 PM
The illusionist.

If you liked Exit Through the Gift Shop you may enjoy My Kid Could Paint That. It takes on some of the same questions about art but from a whole different angle. I wouldn't call it redundant viewing but if you've had your fill of the subject matter you may feel differently.

See also: F For Fake.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on September 05, 2011, 04:58:58 PM
My Fair Lady
The Illusionist
Rango

Two must-see movies have just come up at the theatre: Midnight in Paris and She Monkeys.

Just looked up She Monkeys...it is now in my Netflix queue to serve as reminder. Just the brief description and a few pictures has me sold.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 05, 2011, 06:12:55 PM
Picked up this week's bunch of burrowed movies at the library. This time the following are up for consideration:

My Fair Lady
Rango
The Illusionist (2010)

I have not seen The Return, but these are the three I'd give priority to if I had to decide.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Smiley on September 06, 2011, 06:07:18 AM
This (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10047.0) might help you out.

Oh, thank you so much. Sorry, I'm still pretty new around here, I wouldn't of asked if I had seen that.

Also looking around youtube I found this trailer for a documentary which was featured t the BFI film festival last year. It's about a Mexican family Circus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TUXPISyM8M

Looks interesting.


Also Lobby I'd vote for The Illusionist as well. I actually just got that on DVD myself. Haven't gotten round to watching it yet though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on September 06, 2011, 05:43:05 PM
@Bondo: I'm back after watching She Monkeys. I'm afraid it didn't quite live up to my expectations, but I suppose they might have been slightly exaggerated.

According to the Swedish newspapers it's been tourning the world film festivals the last year getting a ton of praise (from Robert de Niro among others), won a major prize at Tribeca Film festival etc.

And while I thought it was a good debut, it wasn't THAT amazing. They could have twisted the knife so much more.

Anyway: don't let it deter you from watching it. I hope to discuss it with you at some point on the future. And this is not a proper review, just a sample, so I'm not posting in the wrong forum.
 8)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: dheaton on September 12, 2011, 01:00:31 PM
Okay, gang.  I'm trying to pick my last movie to watch for a post in my Time Travel marathon.  I've pretty much seen the big ones, so I'm down to movies that might not look that great or I just don't know much about.  Are any of these worth seeing?

Timeline (2003)
Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) - this one actually is pretty popular
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
Il Mare/The Lake House (original and the remake)
Ditto (2000)
The Time Machine remake (2002)

Other ideas? There are a few others that look interesting, but I don't have access. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on September 12, 2011, 01:05:11 PM
If you haven't seen Timecrimes, that one's pretty great. I enjoyed elements of the Time Machine remake, but it's not really a great movie.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: dheaton on September 12, 2011, 01:13:15 PM
If you haven't seen Timecrimes, that one's pretty great. I enjoyed elements of the Time Machine remake, but it's not really a great movie.

I did see Timecrimes and agree that it's great.  I'm curious about the Time Machine remake since I just saw the original, so that's still a possibility.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 12, 2011, 02:02:05 PM
Peggy Sue is popular but Il Mare/The Lake House make for a more interesting discussion on time travel.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 12, 2011, 02:06:34 PM
And The Lake House is a great film.  ;)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: michael x on September 12, 2011, 02:08:50 PM
You've seen Primer, yes?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on September 12, 2011, 02:12:06 PM
Okay, gang.  I'm trying to pick my last movie to watch for a post in my Time Travel marathon.  I've pretty much seen the big ones, so I'm down to movies that might not look that great or I just don't know much about.  Are any of these worth seeing?

Timeline (2003)
Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) - this one actually is pretty popular
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
Il Mare/The Lake House (original and the remake)
Ditto (2000)
The Time Machine remake (2002)

Other ideas? There are a few others that look interesting, but I don't have access.

Je t'aime, je t'aime is pretty good.

Il Mare is very nice, haven't seen the remake but it looks awful

The remake of Time Machine is an abomination.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: dheaton on September 12, 2011, 02:17:58 PM
You've seen Primer, yes?

Yep, I've seen Primer.  Intriguing movie, and really confusing, but in a good way. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jim brown on September 12, 2011, 03:21:13 PM
Okay, gang.  I'm trying to pick my last movie to watch for a post in my Time Travel marathon.  I've pretty much seen the big ones, so I'm down to movies that might not look that great or I just don't know much about.  Are any of these worth seeing?

Timeline (2003)
Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) - this one actually is pretty popular
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
Il Mare/The Lake House (original and the remake)
Ditto (2000)
The Time Machine remake (2002)

Other ideas? There are a few others that look interesting, but I don't have access.

How about "La Jetee" along with "12 Monkeys"?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: dheaton on September 13, 2011, 10:31:34 AM
Okay, gang.  I'm trying to pick my last movie to watch for a post in my Time Travel marathon.  I've pretty much seen the big ones, so I'm down to movies that might not look that great or I just don't know much about.  Are any of these worth seeing?

Timeline (2003)
Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) - this one actually is pretty popular
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
Il Mare/The Lake House (original and the remake)
Ditto (2000)
The Time Machine remake (2002)

Other ideas? There are a few others that look interesting, but I don't have access.

How about "La Jetee" along with "12 Monkeys"?

I have seen both La Jette and 12 Monkeys.  Both are great, though. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: BlueVoid on September 14, 2011, 10:52:51 AM
All 3 on watch instantly. All three on my list of shame.

Amadeus
Metropolis
The Thing

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on September 14, 2011, 11:00:54 AM
Oh wow. Amadeus. Duh.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on September 14, 2011, 11:02:02 AM
Metropolis. Duh.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ferris on September 14, 2011, 11:03:17 AM
So funny, cuz I was going to say The Thing.  But that's just because that's the only one of the three I haven't seen.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on September 14, 2011, 11:08:04 AM
Oh wow. Amadeus. Duh.
Metropolis. Duh.

Either of these is an acceptable answer.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 14, 2011, 11:23:18 AM
Metropolis
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on September 14, 2011, 11:30:45 AM
The Thing. Duh.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 14, 2011, 11:39:33 AM
All three. Duh.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on September 14, 2011, 01:44:27 PM
The Thing

Do DUH DING. (Diddy-dum, diddy-doo.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on September 14, 2011, 02:25:42 PM
Metropolis
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on September 14, 2011, 03:24:47 PM
All three. Duh.

Yup.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on September 14, 2011, 09:33:45 PM
Considering going to Drive tomorrow night at midnight. I don't work tomorrow and I don't work Friday until 4pm, so I could also just go Friday morning. What say you?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: BlueVoid on September 15, 2011, 12:14:27 AM
I went with Amadeus first. I plan on watching all three though!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on September 15, 2011, 11:17:31 AM
I went with Amadeus first. I plan on watching all three though!

You picked the right answer!  ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: BlueVoid on September 24, 2011, 12:29:06 PM
Ok, eventually did watch them all.

My ranking: The Thing > Amadeus > Metropolis.

Enjoyed them all though!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on September 25, 2011, 03:36:52 AM
The Guard
The Debt
The Help
Higher Ground
Warrior
Contagion
or
Moneyball?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on September 25, 2011, 06:58:07 AM
The Guard
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 25, 2011, 09:26:46 AM
Contagion. But The Guard because it's probably playing in fewer theaters and won't hang around as long. In theory anyway.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on September 25, 2011, 11:26:38 AM
The Guard.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ferris on September 25, 2011, 12:35:32 PM
I'm going to vote The Guard as well.  I haven't seen any on your list, but this is what I'd pick
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 25, 2011, 12:40:19 PM
For Friday:

Restless
50/50

That scary movie with Daniel Craig
DVD

Leaning toward Restless because of TeaMia and my love for GVS, but that trailer makes me worried.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 25, 2011, 01:38:28 PM
Do I watch Sword of Doom and continue my Director's of Shame Marathon or do I start Season 5 of Dexter?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: BlueVoid on September 25, 2011, 02:28:26 PM
Do I watch Sword of Doom and continue my Director's of Shame Marathon or do I start Season 5 of Dexter?

When in doubt, always go movie.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on September 25, 2011, 03:45:15 PM
Sword of Doom!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ferris on September 25, 2011, 03:53:52 PM
For Friday:

Restless
50/50

That scary movie with Daniel Craig
DVD

Leaning toward Restless because of TeaMia and my love for GVS, but that trailer makes me worried.

See 50/50 so you can tell me whether or not I should let my wife talk me into taking her to it..
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 30, 2011, 07:59:13 AM
I'm not going to the theatre today  :'(  :'(  :'(

Sorry to disappoint you guys, but even sorrier to disappoint GVS and FLY's self.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on September 30, 2011, 09:41:55 AM
So I picked up three movies at my library today. Which one will get your vote?

Up in the Air
Animal Kingdom
Blue Valentine

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jim brown on September 30, 2011, 09:52:59 AM
So I picked up three movies at my library today. Which one will get your vote?

Up in the Air
Animal Kingdom
Blue Valentine

I'm really looking forward to Animal Kingdom.  It was available On Demand a couple of weeks ago - I hope it's still around. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on September 30, 2011, 09:53:41 AM
So I picked up three movies at my library today. Which one will get your vote?

Up in the Air
Animal Kingdom
Blue Valentine

Haven't seen BV but the other two are pretty much equal.  I'd give the edge to Up in the Air.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 30, 2011, 10:36:41 AM
Up in the Air is the best of the three. Blue Valentine is the second best. Sorry :au:
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on September 30, 2011, 10:57:17 AM
Animal Kingdom
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on September 30, 2011, 11:09:14 AM
So I picked up three movies at my library today. Which one will get your vote?

Animal Kingdom>Up In The Air>Blue Valentine
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on September 30, 2011, 11:13:03 AM
Animal Kingdom
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on September 30, 2011, 03:27:40 PM
Blue Valentine for sure, but I really like the other two. Since it looks like no one is voting BV though, I will say Animal Kingdom over Up in the Air.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Drew_Hunt on September 30, 2011, 03:41:31 PM
Never Blue Valentine. Never.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 30, 2011, 03:50:51 PM
So the line-up for the 20th Philadelphia Film Fest has been announced.  Of course there are unfortunate scheduling conflicts:

Lars von Trier's Melancholia overlaps Wim Wenders' Pina  Pina's in 3D but it also doesn't seem like something i'd be all that into.

Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist is in the same timeslot as Steve McQueen's second film Shame - love Hunger but heard negative things about the new one while Telluride seemed to love The Artist.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on September 30, 2011, 04:22:45 PM
Never was much of a von Trier aficionado; PINA.

Second one is a bit trickier, as I'm intrigued by both. THE ARTIST seems to be universally adored (it got huge buzz at Cannes, as well), but SHAME seems more my speed. Default to Fassbender; SHAME. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Drew_Hunt on September 30, 2011, 05:06:18 PM
I've seen The Artist and it's not something you want to miss.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on September 30, 2011, 06:38:45 PM
Watch the one with Fassbender's dong.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 30, 2011, 06:44:10 PM
So the line-up for the 20th Philadelphia Film Fest has been announced.  Of course there are unfortunate scheduling conflicts:

Lars von Trier's Melancholia overlaps Wim Wenders' Pina  Pina's in 3D but it also doesn't seem like something i'd be all that into.

Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist is in the same timeslot as Steve McQueen's second film Shame - love Hunger but heard negative things about the new one while Telluride seemed to love The Artist.

How is the ticket buying process? How much should FLY budget if he can only go on Friday-Sundays?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 03, 2011, 10:08:21 AM
So the line-up for the 20th Philadelphia Film Fest has been announced.  Of course there are unfortunate scheduling conflicts:

Lars von Trier's Melancholia overlaps Wim Wenders' Pina  Pina's in 3D but it also doesn't seem like something i'd be all that into.

Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist is in the same timeslot as Steve McQueen's second film Shame - love Hunger but heard negative things about the new one while Telluride seemed to love The Artist.

How is the ticket buying process? How much should FLY budget if he can only go on Friday-Sundays?

you can buy in advance on the website starting at noon today or at the venue - don't know what the price per ticket is yet.looks like they have 6-packs and 20-packs available this year (http://prod3.agileticketing.net/WebSales/pages/CatalogVerboseList.aspx?epguid=292ea8f7-4ef6-4279-908e-a7a5da44bf24&) which may save you some cash over individual film purchases.  there are 2 weekends during the fest so you could fit in a bunch of flicks if you so choose.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 03, 2011, 10:10:33 AM
Thanks, iKeith!!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Beavermoose on October 03, 2011, 06:57:41 PM
Carpenter's Prince of Darkness
or
Marshall's Dog Soldiers
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on October 03, 2011, 07:04:33 PM
Melancholia > Pina. Really difficult one though because I want to see both equally as much.

Shame > The Artist. Easily. I've heard The Artist is fun middlebrow stuff, which is perfectly fine, but Shame will give you something to talk and think about which is almost always better.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on October 03, 2011, 07:05:48 PM
Carpenter's Prince of Darkness
or
Marshall's Dog Soldiers

Dog Soldiers. Haven't seen either, but I've heard great things about Dog Soldiers and I've heard mixed things about Prince of Darkness.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on October 03, 2011, 07:41:14 PM
Dog Soldiers is mixed to okay.

Prince of Darkness is terrible.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on October 04, 2011, 03:39:52 PM
So I've only got Blue Valentine left out if my last pickup at the library. But I will definitely watch it before I have to return it on Friday.

Today I picked up three new movies. They're very different from each other. I'd love to hear your priorities among those!

Moon
Days of Heaven
Suspiria
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on October 04, 2011, 03:50:34 PM
Days of Heaven > Moon > Suspiria
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ferris on October 04, 2011, 04:28:39 PM
If it's me, I'm watching Moon
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on October 04, 2011, 05:05:38 PM
On behalf of Sam and myself, Days of Heaven.

Moon is also quite good.

And I have Suspiria on my Shocktober list, which I am very excited about.

Basically, good choices, I'm sure you can't go wrong.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 04, 2011, 05:24:17 PM
Moon is easily the best of those three, but all three are great. Suspiria is the best experience though, and it's almost impossible to go wrong with Argento, so that gets my vote.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on October 04, 2011, 05:55:18 PM
Moon
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on October 04, 2011, 06:42:06 PM
Malick. Then Argento. Then the other guy.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Drew_Hunt on October 04, 2011, 10:04:26 PM
Guys:

The Kings Speech
The Dilemma

Haven't seen either. Both rented by my roommate.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on October 04, 2011, 10:19:31 PM
The one that doesn't star Kevin James.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on October 04, 2011, 10:22:36 PM
The one that doesn't star Kevin James.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 04, 2011, 10:56:17 PM
Guys:

The Kings Speech
The Dilemma

Haven't seen either. Both rented by my roommate.

Avoid THE KING'S SPEECH at all costs, even if it means you have to put up with Kevin James.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on October 04, 2011, 11:04:59 PM
Avoid FLY's recommendations at all costs, even if it means you have to put up with mine.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on October 04, 2011, 11:43:13 PM
Avoid FLY's recommendations at all costs, even if it means you have to put up with mine.

Again, I quote AAAutin.

The King's Speech isn't bad! I don't understand how anyone can say it is! It's exceptionally well made, well written, and superbly acted. I'd give it a B/B+. Sure, it's not as good as The Social Network or Inception, but it's better than half of the Best Picture nominees!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on October 05, 2011, 12:19:35 AM
I totally loved The King's speech. Colin Firth is adorable (as always) and it's generally good all way through. What is there not to like about it? Come on, just because something gets Oscars, it doesn't automatically make it into a bad movie!

Jeff Goldsmith did a wonderful interview with the screenwriter, which gave some interesting details about the making of this film. Did you know they had to wait 25 years for the Queen's mother to die before he could make the movie because she asked them not to do it until she was dead? I hope this interview is still available somewhere on the webs.

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on October 05, 2011, 03:54:02 AM
King's Speech is alright.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ferris on October 05, 2011, 09:02:03 AM
I totally loved The King's speech. Colin Firth is adorable (as always) and it's generally good all way through. What is there not to like about it? Come on, just because something gets Oscars, it doesn't automatically make it into a bad movie!

Jeff Goldsmith did a wonderful interview with the screenwriter, which gave some interesting details about the making of this film. Did you know they had to wait 25 years for the Queen's mother to die before he could make the movie because she asked them not to do it until she was dead? I hope this interview is still available somewhere on the webs.

I've heard that podcast as well.  Very interesting that they found all those letters late in the game.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 05, 2011, 09:26:08 AM
Avoid FLY's recommendations at all costs, even if it means you have to put up with mine.

Again, I quote AAAutin.

The King's Speech isn't bad! I don't understand how anyone can say it is! It's exceptionally well made, well written, and superbly acted. I'd give it a B/B+. Sure, it's not as good as The Social Network or Inception, but it's better than half of the Best Picture nominees!

King's Speech is on the very, very low end of mediocre. Even if it didn't garner any awards, it's not a good film. What it is is a generic film without an ounce of charm, vastly overrated performances, the highest regarded being from an incredibly overrated actor, and more importantly without an ounce of excitement or thematic resonance. It plods along all the way up until the offputting feel good conclusion that needlessly exaggerates this man's struggle. At best the film is inoffensive filler without much interesting craft going on at all, at worst it's an irritating period piece with nothing of interest in to and no interesting way to tell it.

2010 films worse than The King's Speech, in this order:

The Tooth Fairy
The Book of Eli
(Sorry, Gary Whitta!)
Inception
Den Brother
City Island
She's Out Of My League
Toy Story 3
The Cartel
Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars
How To Train Your Dragon


The closest thing to a redeeming quality that The King's Speech has is HBC, and even she is completely wasted in the film and mostly dull.

EDIT: To clear up my unclear list, The Tooth Fairy is closer to the quality of The King's Speech than HtTYD, which is the worst film I saw from 2010.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 'Noke on October 05, 2011, 09:50:32 AM
The Cartel

Did you write this up somewhere? I'm interested to hear why you didn't like it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 05, 2011, 09:54:50 AM
The Cartel

Did you write this up somewhere? I'm interested to hear why you didn't like it.

I don't think so, I'll take a look around though. Mostly I think it's a very one sided education documentary with far too many charts and talking heads for its own good. Also, I don't think I learned much from it because when I saw it, and even now, I'm pretty entrenched in the operations of the NJ public school systems.

Additionally, the main guy who put this together was at our school's screening and he left a sour impression on me. Also, he got blasted during the Q&A.

Mostly I just found it boring and a test to get through. Though I suppose the charts looked alright.

They also really seemed to only pay tangential service to the charter school systems without delivering the more emotional payoffs of something like The Lottery.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on October 05, 2011, 09:58:44 AM
@FLYmeatwad: well, considering that you hate Toy Story 3 and Inception, which I both love, I won't argue with you. I just think you and I are very, very far from each other in our taste for movies. Those things happen. You can't agree with everyone.

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on October 05, 2011, 11:06:27 AM
You can't agree with everyone.

Yes, you can.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on October 05, 2011, 11:14:02 AM
You can't agree with everyone.

Yes, you can.

yay! You've also watched:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teMlv3ripSM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teMlv3ripSM)
:)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on October 05, 2011, 11:17:34 AM
yay! You've also watched:

No, I haven't.

(Yes, I have. No, I haven't. Yes, I have. Now, I'm just arguing with myself. No, I'm not. Yes, I am. *ding*)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Drew_Hunt on October 05, 2011, 03:58:49 PM
We watched The King's Speech. It was not an awful movie but not quite a good  one. 2/5 from me.

Washed the taste out of my mouth with a screening of Two in the Wave (http://www.lorberfilms.com/two-in-the-wave/two-in-the-wave/), a doc about the friendship between Truffaut and Godard. Wasn't bad. Glossed over a lot of stuff and put far more emphasis on their friendship than what was actually there, but French New Wave fans will finds lots to enjoy.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on October 05, 2011, 06:00:41 PM
Two in the Wave is (apparently) missing a lot of stuff, but I completely agree. A must for Godard/Truffaut fans, especially ones that aren't familiar with their personal lives.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on October 10, 2011, 01:11:10 AM
At its best, The King's Speech is a British version of HBO's In Treatment (a phenomenal show if you don't know it). At its worse, it's an average British period piece.

Also, How to Train Your Dragon is a fantastic film.

Anyway, for reals this time:

50/50
The Ides of March
Moneyball

General consensus is shockingly mixed on all three of these. What say you? Which one should I see?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on October 10, 2011, 09:10:10 AM
In a couple of weeks a weeklong international short film festival will take place in my city.

As far as I understand it it's fairly big and has a good national and international reputation.

I'm not an experienced short film watcher but I figured I'd check it out for the first time this year. It's been going on for 30 years, so you could think it's about time.

However - the progamme is kind of big, sporting some 300 short films. Is there any short film lover in this forum who could help me out a bit, pointing me to the not-to-be-missed ones? It would be very much appreciated!

Here's the programme:

http://www.underhuset.com/shortfilmfestival/ukffEng/progGrupp.lasso (http://www.underhuset.com/shortfilmfestival/ukffEng/progGrupp.lasso)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on October 10, 2011, 09:20:26 AM
Here's hoping you can fit in International Competition 9. Baldguy!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on October 10, 2011, 09:31:06 AM
HARVIE KRUMPET, MORE, NIGHT & FOG, and THE RED BALLOON are my recommendations.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on October 10, 2011, 09:59:06 AM
The few I've seen:

Tale of Tales
Night and Fog
More
Dimensions of Dialogue
Creature Comforts
The Red Balloon
Gasman
Tin Toy



Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: dheaton on October 10, 2011, 01:20:44 PM
I'm hoping to catch a rare movie in the theaters later this week after I take my final in my grad school class.  So which should I see?

Moneyball or Drive?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 10, 2011, 01:30:49 PM
Drive
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roricb on October 10, 2011, 02:59:23 PM
Drive

you are in for a treat!  Second favorite film of the year behind the Tree of Life
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on October 10, 2011, 04:35:28 PM
Thank you for the suggestions of shortfilms!

I'll see if I can manage to hit those. I'm really not used to this kind of film watching. I need to sort out a schedule for myself I suppose. In any case - it's good to get a couple of pointers.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: dheaton on October 10, 2011, 08:02:07 PM
Drive

you are in for a treat!  Second favorite film of the year behind the Tree of Life

I hope so. This is the one positive of being crazy busy and seeing few movies in the theater.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on October 11, 2011, 11:21:00 PM
I rented The Fog (John Carpenter, 1980) from the library, is it worth checking out?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on October 11, 2011, 11:25:59 PM
Totally. It's got atmosphere out the wazoo. And some great 80's horror stuff. The sound design/score in particular.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on October 12, 2011, 12:06:38 AM
Totally. It's got atmosphere out the wazoo.

I was about to say the same. This is a great slow burn complimented by an enormous heaping of atmosphere.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on October 12, 2011, 12:10:08 AM
Cool, the boyfriend and I will most likely watch it this weekend.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on October 26, 2011, 04:23:43 PM
THE ARTIST
JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME
THREE AND A HALF
THE KID WITH A BIKE
THE DAY HE ARRIVES
OSLO, AUGUST 31ST
THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD
THE DAY HE ARRIVES
SHAME
THE TURIN HORSE
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
ATTENBERG
CARRE BLANC
ALPS
ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA
INTO THE ABYSS
A SEPARATION
PINA
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

If you'll be so kind, tell me the top five films I must see from this list.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on October 26, 2011, 04:37:59 PM
I have not seen any of those films but I'll throw in Attenberg because it is one I'm seeing at my festival in two weeks so watch that so I have more people to talk to about it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on October 26, 2011, 04:39:45 PM
I've seen Attenberg and wasn't a huge fan tbh.

The little animal dances the girls made were fun to watch for a while but in the end it was just a pose to me.

Dogtooth on the other hand I adored, it's one of my top movie experiences this year. and they say they're a bit connected. Weird.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on October 26, 2011, 06:21:15 PM
THE ARTIST
OSLO, AUGUST 31ST
SHAME
CARRÉ BLANC
ALPS
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 26, 2011, 07:05:16 PM
THE ARTIST
THE KID WITH A BIKE
SHAME
THE TURIN HORSE
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

I even italicized the ones you should be giving priority to of the five!

Ramsey, Dardenes, bleak, male nudity, and silent John Goodman! What more could you need?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on October 26, 2011, 07:11:32 PM
Just realized I will miss the first 30 minutes if I go to see The Turin Horse. Striking it off my list.  :'(

My (possible) consolation? Jeff Who Lives at Home. Unsure.

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia or We Need to Talk About Kevin? Tbh, I'm kind of leaning towards the former, but the latter is intriguing. Incredibly unsure.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 26, 2011, 07:13:44 PM
I would say My Weekend With Marilyn then. You know who thinks it's a great film? Team Emma. Here's what she wrote on twitter, and I then made sure to immediately re-tweet:

Quote
My Week With Marilyn is absolutely breathtaking. Michelle Williams deserves the Oscar HANDS DOWN. She's Captivating!!! I love her!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on October 26, 2011, 07:52:33 PM
Noted, Fly. :)

Whittling down my lists, I noticed a huge problem. There's one block of time, two movies. I have to pick one.

THE KID WITH A BIKE (The Dardenne Brothers)
or
THE DAY HE ARRIVES (Hong Sangsoo)

I haven't seen any work from either director(s).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on October 26, 2011, 08:03:54 PM
The Kid With a Bike is more likely to show up again. Hong doesn't get many non-festival screenings from the looks of it, although this one does have distribution.

The best way to decide? Which one is more likely to be nominated for Filmspots? The Dardenne Bros win that one easily.

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Verite on October 26, 2011, 08:34:08 PM
The Kid With a Bike is more likely to show up again. Hong doesn't get many non-festival screenings from the looks of it, although this one does have distribution.

Who is the distributor for the Hong movie?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Verite on October 26, 2011, 08:42:45 PM
The Kid With a Bike is more likely to show up again. Hong doesn't get many non-festival screenings from the looks of it, although this one does have distribution.

Who is the distributor for the Hong movie?

Nevermind. Googled and saw that it's Cinema Guild.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on October 26, 2011, 09:44:38 PM
Cinema Guild (http://www.cinemaguild.com/theatrical/index.htm). Their movies have a pretty good track record of showing up in most markets (definitely Los Angeles, in Totoro's case).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on November 06, 2011, 05:55:49 AM
Carre Blanc (trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIA8Iy5USRI )

OR

Attenberg (trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6tNdNlHPUw )

?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on November 06, 2011, 05:00:34 PM
Carre Blanc
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on November 07, 2011, 06:13:27 PM
Cool, the boyfriend and I will most likely watch it this weekend.

How'd The Fog work out for you, ses?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on November 13, 2011, 02:19:28 PM
They're running a German theme at my arthouse theatre next weekend. The following movies are shown:

M
Berlin: Symphony of a great Ci
Der Blaue Engel
Die Ehe der Maria Braun
Lili Marleen
Angst essen Seele auf

Is there any of those movies that you recommend strongly?
Not because "it's a classic" but because you actually like the movie.
I can't say that I'm particularly excited at the thought of Fassbinder, but I don't wat to miss out if there's a true gem among those movies. They don't come up often in theatres.

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on November 13, 2011, 02:40:34 PM
If they aren't playing Metropolis, they aren't playing something worth watching. 8)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 13, 2011, 02:48:58 PM
M is a very good film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on November 13, 2011, 03:18:24 PM
They're running a German theme at my arthouse theatre next weekend. The following movies are shown:

M
Berlin: Symphony of a great Ci
Der Blaue Engel
Die Ehe der Maria Braun
Lili Marleen
Angst essen Seele auf

Is there any of those movies that you recommend strongly?
Not because "it's a classic" but because you actually like the movie.
I can't say that I'm particularly excited at the thought of Fassbinder, but I don't wat to miss out if there's a true gem among those movies. They don't come up often in theatres.

I'll second Sam on M. Why the lack of enthusiasm for Fassbinder, Lobby?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on November 13, 2011, 03:28:12 PM
Because of Querelle.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084565/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084565/)

I suffered through it as it came up in the theatre in 1982 because I was a teenager who wanted to appear more intellectual than I was. But oh, how I hated it, even if I was unable to admit it at that point.

When I think of Fassbinder I think of that movie. But it might be unfair, I know. Maybe it wasn't as bad as I remember it. Maybe it wasn't representative of Fassbinder.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on November 13, 2011, 03:34:11 PM
I haven't watched that one but both Maria Braun and Fear Eats the Soul are terrific imo. I hope you'll give him another chance. I am especially sure that you'll at least like (if not love) the latter. Have you watched Sirk's All that Heaven Allows? This one's a remake and I like it just as much as the Sirk. They're two of my favorite films of all time.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on November 13, 2011, 03:56:21 PM
I haven't watched it. But yeah, you might be right. Perhaps I shouldn't rule out Fassbinder because of one bad movie.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on November 13, 2011, 04:01:54 PM
Fear Eats the Soul is fantastic.  Probably better if you've seen All That Heaven Allows, but not a necessity.

M and Symphony of a Great City are both excellent too.  I'm lukewarm on Blue Angel and Maria Braun.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on November 13, 2011, 07:08:51 PM
M and The Blue Angel are great.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jim brown on November 13, 2011, 07:13:51 PM
M is a really good letter; definitely worth your while.  Especially if you can catch the capitalized version.  I have a friend who was in Europe and saw it in the original italics.  He said it was awesome.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 13, 2011, 07:15:35 PM
It's the best if you get a hold of the red M.  ;)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on November 25, 2011, 08:53:23 AM
There are just too many movies coming up right now in theatres in my city, all which probably won't be shown for a long time, since they're so small. And my time is limited the upcoming week. So what would you make of this collection?

- Play (Ruben Östlund), has gotten excellent reviews http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1376717/
- Oslo 31 august (Joachim Trier), has also gotten excellent reviews http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1736633/
- The doublelife of Veronique (only shown once, Saturday night, but probably available at my library for free)
- At night I fly (documentary), has gotten excellent reviews http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2093951/
- This is not a film (by that imprisoned Iranian filmer) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1667905/

 :-\
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 25, 2011, 10:03:35 AM
Go see The Double Life of Veronique on a big screen.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on November 25, 2011, 11:49:51 AM
Never pay to see at a theatre what you can get to watch at home.

I say see Play and Oslo 31. You are our insider source on Scandinavian film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on November 25, 2011, 12:36:51 PM
- Oslo 31 august

(PLAY sounds like it might be good, too.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on November 25, 2011, 12:38:18 PM
Go see The Double Life of Veronique on a big screen.

This is one of those films that benefits from being seen on the big screen.  Beautiful, deep, both emotionally and intellectually satisfying.  You won't regret it.   (I'm not biased, its only in my top 5)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on November 25, 2011, 03:06:07 PM
Never pay to see at a theatre what you can get to watch at home.

This is literally the worst thing you have ever said.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on November 25, 2011, 03:52:22 PM
Never pay to see at a theatre what you can get to watch at home.

This is literally the worst thing you have ever said.

I've previously said I want movie theatres to go out of business as a whole. The appeal of a trip to the theatre doesn't outweigh the incredible annoyingness of distribution patterns, especially waiting year/s often for films that never even come to theatres nearby.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on November 25, 2011, 04:21:38 PM
Clearly you are trolling.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on November 25, 2011, 04:57:13 PM
Lots of different bids there. If the family is ok with that I'm heading of for a movie during the advent weekend I probably will try and see Veronique, catching the opportunity. And then watch one of the Scandinavian later in the week. But it depends on what plans other have.

Regarding cinemas: watching films at home doesn't come anywhere near watching them in a theatre. I proudly support those I have in my city. I think I'll end up at an average of one cinema visit a week this year.

I understand that some people have super awesome home move gear, but I don't. And besides I don't think it would be the same anywhere. There's something about the atmosphere in a theatre that you just can't re-create at home. And I'm talking about the positive side of it. Not the smell of popcorn.

The magic of movies. I never find it at home. Not on the same level. That's just how it is to me. I understand and respect that others have different opinions about this.



Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jim brown on November 25, 2011, 05:23:25 PM
Nothing will ever replicate the shiver that goes down my spine when the lights go down in a movie theatre. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on November 25, 2011, 05:24:58 PM
Nothing will ever replicate the shiver that goes down my spine when the lights go down in a movie theatre.

This.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on November 25, 2011, 05:43:25 PM
Regarding cinemas: watching films at home doesn't come anywhere near watching them in a theatre. I proudly support those I have in my city. I think I'll end up at an average of one cinema visit a week this year.

I understand that some people have super awesome home move gear, but I don't. And besides I don't think it would be the same anywhere. There's something about the atmosphere in a theatre that you just can't re-create at home. And I'm talking about the positive side of it. Not the smell of popcorn.

The magic of movies. I never find it at home. Not on the same level. That's just how it is to me. I understand and respect that others have different opinions about this.

I would imagine that Swedish audiences are more respectful and dignified than American audiences, who don't think twice about talking, loudly eating or opening their goddamn phones (what is with people and their stupid phones??) during a movie, as if the film were just background noise for everything else going on in their fascinating lives.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on November 25, 2011, 06:14:19 PM
Clearly you are trolling.

How is it clear that I'm trolling. I just don't find a lot special in the theatre experience to overcome the annoying things about the distribution scheme. That is a valid opinion, no?

The best thing I can say about a theatre is that it forces me to watch the film with no distractions from start to finish without pausing. What it doesn't let me do is watch the film closely, rewatching bits if necessary, while taking notes on things so that I can form more coherent themes throughout. My reviews are better (in terms of critical quality) on films I watch at home and work on the review in bits throughout.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on November 26, 2011, 08:21:07 AM
I would imagine that Swedish audiences are more respectful and dignified than American audiences, who don't think twice about talking, loudly eating or opening their goddamn phones (what is with people and their stupid phones??) during a movie, as if the film were just background noise for everything else going on in their fascinating lives.

It varies to be honest. Some audiences are perfectly fine. Other times you'll find people who seem to believe that they're at home in their own living room. The most recent horrible cinema going experience I had was oddly enough at my small arthouse theatre where I watched "A Separation". We were only ten people in the theatre, but among those there were to elderly ladies who couldn't shut up for a second. They commented their way through the entire movie. Not in whispers, but talking aloud! My worst "killing" looks passed them completely unnoticed. But something held me back from calling them out telling them right out to shut up.
I just couldn't bring myself to do it. I think it had to do with age, them being far older than me.
I think that's why I agree with Fro who claims that older theatre visitors are the worst in this aspect.
They talk loudly and noone calls them out for it since we're taught to be polite to elderly people.

So I too have my share of horror stories. But this doesn't take away from me that there is a certain magic in the theatre that I never experience as I watch a movie at home. It's the real thing. That's all I can say.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on November 26, 2011, 02:11:37 PM
Order 1-3 with 1 being the movie I should see first...

Hugo
The Muppets
My Week with Marilyn
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 26, 2011, 02:22:28 PM
1. Huge 3-D
2. Michelle Williams
3. The Muppets
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on November 26, 2011, 02:43:24 PM
Hugo
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 26, 2011, 07:52:51 PM
Pick 2 and meet me in chat:

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer
Prom
Monte Carlo
Batman: Year One
The Art of Getting By
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on November 27, 2011, 11:03:39 PM
I have a rare Monday off and am thinking of hopping to the cinema, something I haven't done in a couple of weeks.

Moneyball
Malencholia
The Skin I Live in
The Descendants


Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 27, 2011, 11:06:35 PM
Always Almodovar...or so I've heard.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on November 27, 2011, 11:31:21 PM
I'd like to read your review of The Descendants.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on November 28, 2011, 12:45:19 AM
I have a rare Monday off and am thinking of hopping to the cinema, something I haven't done in a couple of weeks.

Moneyball
Malencholia
The Skin I Live in
The Descendants


I have yet to see The Skin I Live In, but that is supposed to be really good. I greatly enjoyed the other 3, if I had to rank them...

1. The Descendants
2. Melancholia
3. Moneyball

Pick 2 and meet me in chat:

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer
Prom
Monte Carlo
Batman: Year One
The Art of Getting By


Batman: Year One and The Art of Getting By were two I wanted to see.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on November 28, 2011, 01:25:36 AM
I have a rare Monday off and am thinking of hopping to the cinema, something I haven't done in a couple of weeks.

Moneyball
Malencholia
The Skin I Live in
The Descendants

I haven't seen the others, but Melancholia on the big screen must be stunning.  I've seen it only on demand but definitely want to go when it hits our cinema here.  And on the podcast, Rian Johnson said it's a must on the big screen.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on November 28, 2011, 02:09:08 AM
I have a rare Monday off and am thinking of hopping to the cinema, something I haven't done in a couple of weeks.

Moneyball
Malencholia
The Skin I Live in
The Descendants


I've only seen Melancholia of those movies, but I can testify that it was quite an experience. It is visually stunning and I think it's one of those movies that gains a lot if you watch it on a big screen, if nothing else for the magnificent end scene.

Grab the chance!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 28, 2011, 08:46:28 AM
I've only seen Melancholia on the big screen, but aside from the opening and closing, I'm not really sure there's too much else about it that makes it an essential big screen experience. I would have rather had the chance to see Antichrist on the big screen because that's a more visually striking film.

However, the answer to the question is most certainly Melancholia.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on November 28, 2011, 10:36:55 AM
I haven't seen any, but the one I'm most enthusiastic to see is Melancholia.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on December 02, 2011, 12:47:55 PM
This is my weekend film watching, I'll be watching them all. Just for fun what would be your order? I can feel the conflict from here.

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Jean Arthur reminds me of Lesley Mann.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on December 02, 2011, 12:50:57 PM
That order looks good.  OAHW is a fun starter, I know nothing about CV, and SFAM is emotionally draining.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on December 02, 2011, 12:55:42 PM
I watched Only Angels and Scenes in the past year and liked them both very much, especially Only Angels.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on December 02, 2011, 12:56:58 PM
Charley Varrick is a 1SO recommendation. It seems to fit with the Pelham 123, Eddie Coyle, Mr Majestyk vibe in other words right up my street.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on December 02, 2011, 01:11:37 PM
It seems to fit with the Pelham 123, Eddie Coyle

It's more EDDIE COYLE than PELHAM.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on December 02, 2011, 04:31:02 PM
I tend to look at Triple Features as a banquet so...

Appetizer: Charley Varrick (wets the appetite and prepares the palette for what lies ahead)
Main Course: Scenes From a Marriage (this is easily the heaviest of the three films)
Dessert: Only Angels Have Wings (while not light and frivolous, compared to the other two it's a mousse)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on December 02, 2011, 04:33:25 PM
Drool...Mousse
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on December 14, 2011, 07:13:05 PM
My folks are coming to town for the holidays and I'm sure we'll be watching a movie or two in the evenings. I figure maybe few unseen titles from this year's best film fyc thread could possibly fit the bill (and keep me in the filmspot loop a bit). Keep in mind, I'm looking for stuff I could watch with my parents...  any good for the whole family type films in this list (it doesn't have to be completely innocuous mind you...)?

13 Assassins (Takashi Miike, 2010) [AS]
50/50 (Jonathan Levine, 2011) [OS]
Alamar (Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio, 2009) [OS]
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, 2011) [OS]
Attack the Block (Joe Cornish, 2011) [OS]
Bellflower (Evan Glodell, 2011) [OS]
A Better Life (Chris Weitz, 2011) [AS]
Biutiful (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, 2010) [OS]
Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2011) [OS]
Carlos (Olivier Assayas ,2010) [OS]
Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010) [OS]
Cold Weather (Aaron Katz, 2010) [OS]
The Descendants (Alexander Payne, 2011) [AS]
The Double Hour (Giuseppe Capotondi, 2009) [AS]
Even the Rain (Icíar Bollaín, 2010) [OS]
Face (Visage) (Ming-liang Tsai, 2009) [OS]
The Guard (John Michael McDonagh, 2011) [OS]
I Saw the Devil (Jee-woon Kim, 2010) [OS]
The Ides of March (George Clooney, 2011) [AS]
The Interrupters (Steve James, 2011)
Jane Eyre (Cary Joji Fukunaga, 2011) [AS]
Katalin Varga (Peter Strickland, 2009) [OS]
The Last Circus (Alex de la Iglesia, 2010) [OS]
Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin, 2011) [OS]
Marwencol (Jeff Malmberg, 2010)
Meek's Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, 2010) [OS]
Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011) [OS]
Monsters (Gareth Edwards, 2010) [OS]
Mysteries of Lisbon (Raoul Ruiz, 2010] [AS]
Nader and Simin, A Seperation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011) [OS]
Norwegian Wood (Anh Hung Tran, 2010) [AS]
Of Gods and Men (Xavier Beauvois, 2010) [AS]
Our Beloved Month of August (Miguel Gomes, 2008) [OS]
Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune (Kenneth Bowser, 2010)
Poetry (Chang-dong Lee, 2010) [OS]
Rabbit Hole (John Cameron Mitchell, 2010) [AS]
Rango (Gore Verbinski, 2011) [OS]
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt, 2011) [AS]?
Rubber (Quentin Dupieux, 2010) [OS]
Senna (Asif Kapadia, 2010) [OS]
Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011) [OS]
The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodovar, 2011) [AS]
Somewhere (Sophia Coppola, 2010) [OS]
Source Code (Duncan Jones, 2011) [OS]
Submarine (Richard Aoyade, 2010) [AS]
Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols, 2011) [OS]
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010) [OS]
Warrior (Gavin O'Connor, 2011) [OS]
White Material (Claire Denis, 2009) [OS]
Women Without Men (Shirin Neshat, 2009) [AS]
Yuki & Nina (Hippolyte Girardot, Nobuhiro Suwa, 2009) [OS]
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on December 14, 2011, 07:19:43 PM
any good for the whole family type films in this list (it doesn't have to be completely innocuous mind you...)?

Cold Weather (Aaron Katz, 2010) [OS]
Marwencol (Jeff Malmberg, 2010)
Meek's Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, 2010) [OS]
Monsters (Gareth Edwards, 2010) [OS]
Of Gods and Men (Xavier Beauvois, 2010) [AS]
Rango (Gore Verbinski, 2011) [OS]
Source Code (Duncan Jones, 2011) [OS]
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: worm@work on December 14, 2011, 07:27:21 PM
50/50 (Jonathan Levine, 2011) [OS]
It's not best picture material or anything imo but I found it pretty charming especially because of the cast.

Carlos (Olivier Assayas ,2010) [OS]
This is long but fun especially if your parents like thrillers / political intrigue type stuff.

The Interrupters (Steve James, 2011)
I found this rather heart-wrenching and it might make the whole atmosphere a bit sombre but it's also inspiring and hopefully a huge contender for the filmspots best doc.

Nader and Simin, A Seperation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011) [OS]
I don't see why not.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt, 2011) [AS]?
I thought it was a blast. I think you'll enjoy it too, 'noff :). 

Senna (Asif Kapadia, 2010) [OS]
Another great doc. Doesn't even need familiarity with Senna or F1 imo.

Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols, 2011) [OS]
Yuki & Nina (Hippolyte Girardot, Nobuhiro Suwa, 2009) [OS]
Both good, well-made family dramas that are intense but engrossing and perfectly suitable for family viewing as far as I recall.


Le Havre should be on this list unless I forgot to nominate it. Regardless, I'd vote for that one over all of these. It's funny and charming and musical and I'd LOVE to watch it with my parents :).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on December 14, 2011, 07:54:20 PM
These all look like fantastic films, great variety... it's going to be hard to narrow it down. I'd like to get to all of them, with out without my parents. Thanks for the recommendations both of you. I'll report the results sometimes after the holidays :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on December 14, 2011, 07:58:42 PM
Watching Norwegian Wood with your parents would definitely be uncomfortable.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: fowfan329 on December 14, 2011, 09:08:46 PM
I've only seen Melancholia on the big screen, but aside from the opening and closing, I'm not really sure there's too much else about it that makes it an essential big screen experience. I would have rather had the chance to see Antichrist on the big screen because that's a more visually striking film.

I'm really glad I made sure to see it in theaters. Sitting in my room alone watching my laptop was not the same at all.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sandy on December 14, 2011, 10:49:49 PM
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, 2011) [OS]
Jane Eyre (Cary Joji Fukunaga, 2011) [AS]
Meek's Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, 2010) [OS]
Your mother would be impressed.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt, 2011) [AS]?
Source Code (Duncan Jones, 2011) [OS]
Your father would be grateful to watch these on a different TV.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on December 14, 2011, 11:16:10 PM
The Artist jumps out immediately as a pick to watch with the family (unless they have a problem with it being a silent movie.)
Rango is also good for the whole family.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a fairly tame PG-13.
Source Code is too.
Warrior would be another one.


I like 13 Assassins, but would hesitate watching a bloody samurai film with mom and dad.
Bellflower is a terrible pick from your list for family entertainment. The worst would be I Saw The Devil (though I do hope you watch it at some point) and Shame. I haven't seen The Last Circus, but I bet it's right down there.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on December 14, 2011, 11:33:31 PM
I'm looking for stuff I could watch with my parents...  any good for the whole family type films in this list (it doesn't have to be completely innocuous mind you...)?

13 Assassins (Takashi Miike, 2010) [AS]
Attack the Block (Joe Cornish, 2011) [OS]
Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010) [OS]
I Saw the Devil (Jee-woon Kim, 2010) [OS]
Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin, 2011) [OS]
Of Gods and Men (Xavier Beauvois, 2010) [AS]
Rango (Gore Verbinski, 2011) [OS]
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt, 2011) [AS]?
Senna (Asif Kapadia, 2010) [OS]
Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011) [OS]
The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodovar, 2011) [AS]
Source Code (Duncan Jones, 2011) [OS]

This is what I've seen from your list.
Fun with the family? Stay away from Shame, The Skin I Live In, 13 Assassins, I Saw the Devil, Martha Marcy May Marlene and I think Attack the Block.

Source Code is plenty of fun if you're willing to forgive some loony plot holes.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes won pretty much everybody over, including me. Unless your family hates animals, that should work.
Certified Copy is an extraordinary picture, even though it is, in essence, two people talking for about 90 minutes.
I kept Of Gods and Men on the list, but that depends on what you think your family might enjoy. It's really slow, but as a character piece, it's also very gripping and emotional.
Rango I found to be amazing, both from a visual and story standpoint, despite it being quite derivative in the latter department.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on December 15, 2011, 12:01:57 AM
Thanks so much guys, this guidance is super helpful!

For reference my dad's favourite film (or the one he now uses to benchmark everything) is Taken. :))

My mom, I have no idea... she never seems to strongly like or dislike anything. She usually knits through the whole movie anyways, lol.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on December 15, 2011, 12:44:41 AM
For reference my dad's favourite film (or the one he now uses to benchmark everything) is Taken. :))
In that case maybe I Saw The Devil is a good choice after all.

Really though, of the ones I've seen Source Code is probably the best choice given how you've described your parents.

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on December 15, 2011, 12:55:02 AM
Rank from Must Watch to Don't Watch?

Poetry
Submarine
Friends with Benefits
Le Quattro Volte
Our Idiot Brother
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Terri
Fast Five
Attack the Block
Red State
Hesher
The Adjustment Bureau
The Future
The Help
The Lost Weekend
Lost Highway
Win Win
Detective Dee and the Phantom Flame
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on December 15, 2011, 12:59:35 AM
Rank from Must Watch to Don't Watch?

Poetry
Submarine
Friends with Benefits
Le Quattro Volte
Our Idiot Brother
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Terri
Fast Five
Attack the Block
Red State
Hesher
The Adjustment Bureau
The Future
The Help
The Lost Weekend
Lost Highway
Win Win
Detective Dee and the Phantom Flame

I haven't seen all of those, but I really loved Submarine (which I know a lot of people where didn't, but I was a fan). I didn't care all that much for The Adjustment Bureau.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on December 15, 2011, 01:00:51 AM
Totoro Ranks do not necessarily equal my own


Win Win
The Lost Weekend
Poetry
Le Quattro Volte
The Help
Submarine
Lost Highway
Our Idiot Brother
Terri
Attack the Block
Detective Dee and the Phantom Flame
Fast Five
The Future
Friends with Benefits
Red State
The Adjustment Bureau
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Hesher
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on December 15, 2011, 01:08:41 AM
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, 2011) [OS]
A Better Life (Chris Weitz, 2011) [AS]
The Descendants (Alexander Payne, 2011) [AS]
The Ides of March (George Clooney, 2011) [AS]
Rango (Gore Verbinski, 2011) [OS]
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt, 2011) [AS]?
Senna (Asif Kapadia, 2010) [OS]
Source Code (Duncan Jones, 2011) [OS]
Warrior (Gavin O'Connor, 2011) [OS]

These. Ides and Descendants have some mild language/sexual content between the two of them. Not for the whole family, but nothing I'm sure your parents haven't heard/seen before.


WATCH
Our Idiot Brother
Win Win
Lost Highway

HAVEN'T SEEN BUT HEARD GOOD THINGS
Submarine
Terri
Attack the Block
The Adjustment Bureau
The Future
The Help
The Lost Weekend

DON'T WATCH
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Fast Five
Red State

Others I'm unfamiliar with.

Organized it according to what I've seen as well as films that have come highly recommended to me.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Beavermoose on December 15, 2011, 12:04:48 PM
Submarine
Friends with Benefits
Fast Five
Attack the Block
Red State
The Lost Weekend
Lost Highway
Detective Dee and the Phantom Flame

Fast Five is probably the best of this list.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on December 15, 2011, 12:27:55 PM
Thanks PA and SoF!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on December 15, 2011, 01:49:39 PM
Rank from Must Watch to Don't Watch?

Attack the Block
Red State
Hesher
Win Win
The Help
Friends with Benefits
Our Idiot Brother
Lost Highway
The Adjustment Bureau
The Future
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 15, 2011, 02:05:54 PM
Rank from Must Watch to Don't Watch?

Poetry
Submarine
Friends with Benefits
Le Quattro Volte
Our Idiot Brother
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Terri
Fast Five
Attack the Block
Red State
Hesher
The Adjustment Bureau
The Future
The Help
The Lost Weekend
Lost Highway
Win Win
Detective Dee and the Phantom Flame

Watch The Future, Poetry, Fast Five, and Lost Highway. Skip the rest.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mousterpiece on December 15, 2011, 02:56:56 PM
Rank from Must Watch to Don't Watch?

Poetry
Submarine
Friends with Benefits
Le Quattro Volte
Our Idiot Brother
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Terri
Fast Five
Attack the Block
Red State
Hesher
The Adjustment Bureau
The Future
The Help
The Lost Weekend
Lost Highway
Win Win
Detective Dee and the Phantom Flame

Watch The Future, Poetry, Fast Five, and Lost Highway. Skip the rest.

I'm sure FLYMeatwad skimmed over Attack the Block. Because you should also watch that.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 15, 2011, 02:58:12 PM
Haven't seen it, little desire to do so from what I've heard.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on December 15, 2011, 04:08:58 PM
Don't think noff's mum would want to watch ATB innit, bruv. (and stop hating on The Adjustment Bureau, it's a delightful love story)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on December 15, 2011, 04:25:40 PM
I left it off the list because I'd seen it before (agree, good love story... don't like the other stuff though). :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on December 15, 2011, 04:31:07 PM
Mate you should watch ROTPOTA. Until it gets the seal of approval from the old man of the sea, I'm not buying the praise. (We have to find a new film to watch Christmas Day (Xmas tradition) and ROTPOTA is looking the best choice currently).

btw Stand and Deliver is on iTunes (which I assume is fairly universal). Maybe that would be a good choice for them.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on December 15, 2011, 05:55:21 PM
I haven't seen Apes yet but even so, there ain't much I have seen this year worth recommending. If I get to it before the xmas I'll let you know. :)

I forgot to mention how wonderfully festive Long Kiss Goodnight was. It'd probably make my top 10 christmas movies
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on December 18, 2011, 11:13:37 AM
Trying to prioritize. I have...


A Separation
Vera Drake
Kanal


Vera Drake is a rewatch, but it's for the Mike Leigh Marathon which I've been away from for almost a month now.
Andrzej Wajda's Kanal doesn't jump out as an obvious pick, but it's one of the last 5 films in my 7 month Director's of Shame Marathon
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 18, 2011, 11:17:08 AM
Separation is part of the Fever, right? It's the time of the year to prioritize the Filmspots.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on December 18, 2011, 11:28:38 AM
A Separation is only opening in NY and LA on Dec. 31st, so unless the rules change it will be Filmspot eligible next year too.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 18, 2011, 11:30:14 AM
Or unless it gets a nomination. Ballots aren't due until the end of January, and it seems to me like a decent amount of people have already seen it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 18, 2011, 12:59:46 PM
Days Of Heaven OR The Thin Red Line?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 18, 2011, 01:19:37 PM
Days of Heaven!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on December 18, 2011, 01:40:11 PM
If you haven't seen either, you should watch Days Of Heaven first.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on December 18, 2011, 02:00:50 PM
I agree.  Days of Heaven first.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on December 18, 2011, 06:06:47 PM
The Thin Red Line
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 18, 2011, 07:13:23 PM
Days of Heaven. Shorter and better.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 20, 2011, 08:49:40 AM
Obvi, I'll be seeing The Adventures of SnSn and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo tomorrow; however, pairing must be made for later in the week! So yeah, let's make lists of potential double features and films I should see vs. ones I don't really need to check out.

The Artist
War Horse
We Bought A Zoo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


Right now I'm thinking about a The Artist and We Bought A Zoo double feature for Friday, which leaves Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and War Horse for Monday. That said, I'm not sure excited to see any of these films aside from We Bought A Zoo. My biggest concern is that War Horse will be (is?) over two hours long and so is TTSS. However, We Bought A Zoo is also over 2 hours long. The other level of concern is that I can probably see myself potentially latching on to aspects of TTSS, while The Artist seems like one huge, dull gimmick. Potentially pairing this with War Horse may be a terrible idea because, well, War Horse seems to set itself up to be my least favorite film of the year.

So yeah, I know people have already seen these films. What would be the ideal double features?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on December 20, 2011, 09:26:37 AM
Taking all that into consideration, I would get War Horse out of the way and move immediately into The Artist. These two films have the most potential to feel artificial to you, but that fakeness will make for a good comparison.

That leaves Zoo and TTSS as your other paring, and I would put TTSS first since it tends to make people sleepy. That way you'll be more refreshed for Zoo instead more likely to fall asleep in TTSS.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 20, 2011, 09:33:15 AM
Not sure what the War Horse schedule is; however, times line up so that Tinker Tailor Solder Spy and The Artist would both be seen first and then followed almost immediately by WBAZ, so that works out.

I shall be seeing Tintin prior to TGWTDT as well.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on December 22, 2011, 09:57:20 PM
I have the entire day to myself tomorrow (which I love since a huge weekend, obviously, is coming). Should I watch:

Pina
The Artist

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 22, 2011, 10:02:33 PM
I'd go with Pina if it's in 3-D.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on December 28, 2011, 04:52:44 AM
Ugh, both are underwhelming. Pina if you really (and I mean REALLY) love watching dances. The Artist if you're following the Oscars.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 28, 2011, 09:12:35 AM
Really should just watch the Knicks, but if I have a desire to go to the theater before The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which I shall be seeing with friends tonight, which should I see:

The Artist
The Descendants
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse
We Bought A Zoo


EDIT: Or just stay home and watch Winnie the Pooh.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mousterpiece on December 28, 2011, 10:43:55 AM
Being fair, I still have to see four of the movies you listed, but if you haven't seen Winnie the Pooh yet, do that. Descendants is amiable enough, but somewhat of a letdown from Alexander Payne.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on December 28, 2011, 11:16:25 AM
The Artist
The Descendants
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse
We Bought A Zoo


EDIT: Or just stay home and watch Winnie the Pooh.
Haven't seen any of those but I'd most like to see a write-up of Tinker Tailor.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 28, 2011, 01:22:23 PM
Reckon it's between Tinker Tailor and Pooh then.

Thinking of avoiding potential Oscar films that I have little interest in (ie. The Artist, War Horse, and Descendants) in hopes that I have the time to do the AMC thing where they just show all of the Best Picture nominees the weekend before the Oscars. Or not, it really depends on my free time/how much is spent reading/gaming/writing/prepping for class.

I will see We Bought A Zoo at some point, since it's likely just ahead of Pooh in terms of the ones I most want to see. Oddly interested in Tinker Tailor despite some reactions I have heard, my tepid response to trailers, and distaste for at least one of the top billed actors.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mousterpiece on December 28, 2011, 03:50:27 PM
Pooh needs the attention that those movies are already getting.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 28, 2011, 07:37:04 PM
We'll see. I went with neither because I got caught up running around Constantinople! Just tGwtDT tonight.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on January 01, 2012, 08:18:50 AM
What should I watch buy? 50 Dollar Gift Card at Amazon.

Stalker $20
The Sacrifice $25
Martin Scrosese Collection (Who's that Knocking at Your Door?/Mean Streets/Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore/After Hours/Goodfellas) $15
John Ford Collection  $17 (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon/Three Godfathers/Wagon Master/Cheyenne Autumn)
Western Collection (The Wild Bunch/Jeremiah Johnson/McCabe & Mrs. Miller/The Train Robbers) $10
Ford/Wayne Collection (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon/Three Godfathers/Fort Apache/The Wings of Eagles/They Were Expendable/Directed by John Ford) $20
The Last Metro BLU $23

Any other DVD director collections?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mousterpiece on January 01, 2012, 11:09:28 AM
If you already own the Coen Brothers collection, then I'd vote for at least the Scorsese collection. If you don't own the Coen collection, then...buy that.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 01, 2012, 11:22:38 AM
The Wayne/Ford collection is a must-own.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on January 01, 2012, 12:08:20 PM
The Wayne/Ford collection is a must-own.

I would, except it contains 3 Godfathers.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 01, 2012, 12:09:34 PM
The Artist or Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on January 01, 2012, 12:13:08 PM
The Artist. No contest.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 01, 2012, 12:14:15 PM
The Wayne/Ford collection is a must-own.

I would, except it contains 3 Godfathers.

It's a perfectly fine Christmas film.  And it's got some lovely Technicolor.  The Wings of Eagles isn't all that great either.

But The Searchers, Fort Apache, They Were Expendable, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon are all masterpieces.  And Directed by John Ford is very good as well.  All that for $20, plus a couple other OK movies?  It's a steal.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on January 01, 2012, 03:30:02 PM
I'd watch The Artist and then go and watch the BBC TTSS miniseries.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on January 01, 2012, 09:11:52 PM
I had to go with TTSS, The Artist was sold out, but I liked TTSS quite a bit.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on January 01, 2012, 09:15:49 PM
I liked TTSS quite a bit.

That's a relief. The mixed response has been bumming me out a bit.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on January 02, 2012, 04:55:26 AM
What should I watch buy? 50 Dollar Gift Card at Amazon.

Stalker $20
The Sacrifice $25
Martin Scrosese Collection (Who's that Knocking at Your Door?/Mean Streets/Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore/After Hours/Goodfellas) $15
Western Collection (The Wild Bunch/Jeremiah Johnson/McCabe & Mrs. Miller/The Train Robbers) $10
Ford/Wayne Collection (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon/Three Godfathers/Fort Apache/The Wings of Eagles/They Were Expendable/Directed by John Ford) $20 Ordered.
The Last Metro BLU $23

Any other DVD director collections?

Thanks! The question still stands. I have 30 left.  :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on January 02, 2012, 07:40:08 AM
Which of those Scorcese titles haven't you seen?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 02, 2012, 10:57:39 AM
Of those choices, I'd go with the Western and Scorsese boxes, just because you get more movies for your money.

You might look at some other boxes though.  The Warners film noir boxset Vol. 1 is essential (it has: Out of the Past, The Asphalt Jungle, The Set-Up, Gun Crazy and Murder, My Sweet).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on January 10, 2012, 12:11:46 AM
I just got a free ticket for Regal Cinemas.  I'm going to try to use it this week to catch up with another Filmspot eligible film.   So what would be your choice?

Young Adult
The Artist
The Descendants
MI: Ghost Protocol (but my ticket isn't good for IMAX, so it would be a normal showing)
War Horse
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 10, 2012, 12:15:15 AM
War Horse is my Film of the Year. And 1SO's. And Forhamp likes it. It's John Ford meets Borzage meets a goose!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on January 10, 2012, 12:17:46 AM
Young Adult
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on January 10, 2012, 05:57:48 AM
3 of those are in my Top 10 (#4 The Descendants, #6 War Horse, #8 MI-GP), 1 of those is a must see for me before making any decisions (The Artist) and the last one is one that I haven't gotten to in theaters because I've put other things in front of it though I still want to see it (Young Adult).

So I guess based on that I would go either The Descendants or War Horse.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 10, 2012, 09:17:21 AM
Young Adult

This is, obvi, the best choice. A film that needs the attention more than any of those other films. It has been criminally overlooked and, of that list, comes from the top filmmaker of the bunch.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 10, 2012, 09:26:34 AM
Young Adult

This is, obvi, the best choice. A film that needs the attention more than any of those other films. It has been criminally overlooked and, of that list, comes from the top filmmaker of the bunch.

YA is the best of these... though I think The Descendants may be more to your liking.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on January 10, 2012, 11:10:32 AM
My folks are coming to town for the holidays and I'm sure we'll be watching a movie or two in the evenings. I figure maybe few unseen titles from this year's best film fyc thread could possibly fit the bill (and keep me in the filmspot loop a bit). Keep in mind, I'm looking for stuff I could watch with my parents...  any good for the whole family type films in this list (it doesn't have to be completely innocuous mind you...)?

This is probably answered elsewhere, but what films did you end up watching and how did they go over with the folks?

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: edgar00 on January 10, 2012, 11:16:52 AM
My folks are coming to town for the holidays and I'm sure we'll be watching a movie or two in the evenings. I figure maybe few unseen titles from this year's best film fyc thread could possibly fit the bill (and keep me in the filmspot loop a bit). Keep in mind, I'm looking for stuff I could watch with my parents...  any good for the whole family type films in this list (it doesn't have to be completely innocuous mind you...)?

This is probably answered elsewhere, but what films did you end up watching and how did they go over with the folks?

pixote

Yeah. I remember you had a massive list of films you thought would work and a bunch of us offered suggestions. How'd it go?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on January 10, 2012, 04:01:03 PM
Yeah I copied over the filmspot best film FYC list. The only one on there we ended up getting around to was Apes, so I feel a little bad because people gave such good suggestions. But it's not for nothing, I learned a lot about what to expect from those films and it kindled my interest in many I was on the fence about.

As for Apes, it kept us all glued. It was my mum who first figured out what Caesar was drawing on the wall. My dad at the end said he thought he still preferred "the Heston one" but admitted that the look of the Apes here was obviously much better. It made me wonder though, if they end up making a film where the Apes are all evolved and are walking upright and speaking and such, will that still be the case? Will the cg still be as convincing? We know how normal apes look and move, and so in this film there isn't a lot to question... but if in the next film they are all walking around in clothes and speaking normally... how will we react? It should be quite interesting.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roricb on January 10, 2012, 04:23:32 PM
I plan on seeing Carlos in the coming week.  I have enough time for both the theatrical cut and the miniseries.

Which one should I watch?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on January 10, 2012, 04:25:17 PM
It made me wonder though, if they end up making a film where the Apes are all evolved and are walking upright and speaking and such, will that still be the case? Will the cg still be as convincing? We know how normal apes look and move, and so in this film there isn't a lot to question... but if in the next film they are all walking around in clothes and speaking normally... how will we react? It should be quite interesting.

I hope they go for costumes-with-CG-overlay, rather than 100% mo-capped CGI.

the miniseries.

Otherwise, you'll always wonder...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on January 10, 2012, 04:37:54 PM
The Adventures of BlandBland or The Girl with the Needless Remake?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on January 10, 2012, 04:40:41 PM
I think you should just stay home and play Snarky™.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on January 10, 2012, 04:43:22 PM
I have a free movie pass for a Cinemark. The one closest doesn't play indie or foreign films, but only wide releases.  :-\

I guess I could just wait and use it to see Haywire
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on January 10, 2012, 04:53:58 PM
Haywire

That's my pick.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on January 10, 2012, 08:53:20 PM
It'll be between War Horse and Young Adult, then.  Right now I'm leaning more toward WH.  We'll see.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on January 11, 2012, 02:58:43 AM
War Horse, Oldkid.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on January 27, 2012, 02:12:54 PM
Submitting my ballot tonight. Which of the following potential nominees should I watch? Select three:

Alamar
Bibliotheque Pascal
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Blackthorn
Buck
Bunny and the Bull
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Ceremony
Certified Copy
Cold Fish
Cropsey
Dream Home
Even the Rain
The Father of My Children
A Film Unfinished
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
Hadewijch
Heartbreaker
The Housemaid
How I Ended This Summer
The Human Resources Manager
Last Train Home
Leaving
Men Who Swim
Poetry
Potiche
Protector
Queen to Play
The Red Chapel
The Sleeping Beauty
A Somewhat Gentle Man
Special Treatment
Tiny Furniture
Trust
The Unloved
Viva Riva!
White Material
Yuki & Nina

(I'm leaning toward BLACKTHORN, CERTIFIED COPY, and VIVA RIVA!.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 27, 2012, 02:25:53 PM
Submitting my ballot tonight. Which of the following potential nominees should I watch? Select three:

Alamar
Certified Copy
The Father of My Children
Poetry

These feature heavily in my ballot.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on January 27, 2012, 02:55:39 PM
Submitting my ballot tonight. Which of the following potential nominees should I watch? Select three:

The Father of My Children
Tiny Furniture
Yuki & Nina

Not my top three exactly but my top three that have relevant nominations on my ballot.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 27, 2012, 03:05:52 PM
(I'm leaning toward BLACKTHORNHow I Ended This Summer, CERTIFIED COPY, and VIVA RIVA!.)

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 03, 2012, 04:25:50 PM
Will probably start this off at the top of the hour, so pick one, I reckon:

Attack the Block
The Descendants
Midnight in Paris
Warrior
Beginners
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Trip


Done with docs and subtitles for the day, because I suck, but yeah, which one of these should I go with?

Also, which of these would benefit more from Blu-Ray:

Hanna
Rise of the Planet of the Apes


Thanks, and lets keep the fever going!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 03, 2012, 04:27:00 PM
Warrior and TTSS.

And Hanna would benefit more from Bluray.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on February 03, 2012, 04:27:49 PM
You might need subtitles for ATB, bruv
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on February 03, 2012, 04:28:21 PM
Will probably start this off at the top of the hour, so pick one, I reckon:

The Trip

Also, which of these would benefit more from Blu-Ray:

Hanna
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 03, 2012, 04:48:43 PM
Warrior and TTSS.

And Hanna would benefit more from Bluray.

Will probably start this off at the top of the hour, so pick one, I reckon:

The Trip

Also, which of these would benefit more from Blu-Ray:

Hanna

Hmm, you guys are killing me. The closest Red Box with Hanna on Blu is 30 minutes away while the closest one with Apes is 5  :P

Will try Blu for both though since I'm going to need to have to go to a farther away theater for MI:IV anyway.

You might need subtitles for ATB, bruv

Can anyone else confirm this? Is the barrier for entry greater than The Trip?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 03, 2012, 04:57:26 PM
Also, a curveball option I just thought up: I could say two Filmspot films are enough for one day and just VoD

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

Not the most advisable action because I need to get through these Filmspot films, but it's an [adultswim] joint!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on February 03, 2012, 04:59:09 PM
Just go with Eddie's Million Dollar Cookoff (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365149/) instead.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 03, 2012, 05:20:03 PM
 :D

I've seen that film like 7 times already.

EDIT: Also, decided to keep the Instant Watch train rolling and go with The Trip, though TTSS has the greatest nominations importance.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on February 03, 2012, 06:50:44 PM
You might need subtitles for ATB, bruv

Can anyone else confirm this? Is the barrier for entry greater than The Trip?

I didn't need them and I've been known to use subtitles for Doctor Who.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 04, 2012, 11:30:51 AM
Anyone know if Warrior is 'significantly enhanced' by the Blu-Ray experience, or would a DVD work fine for that one?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on February 04, 2012, 12:09:31 PM
You might need subtitles for ATB, bruv

Can anyone else confirm this? Is the barrier for entry greater than The Trip?

I didn't need them and I've been known to use subtitles for Doctor Who.
Sorry I was joking.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on February 04, 2012, 12:31:23 PM
Melancholia on the big screen, but in German

or

Melancholia
on the small screen, but in English?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on February 04, 2012, 01:32:31 PM
Melancholia on the big screen, but in German

or

Melancholia
on the small screen, but in English?
Tough decision!

I saw Melancholia on the small screen (I believe Adam did, too) and was able to watch it twice that way.  I wish I would have seen it on the big screen since the visuals are gorgeous and the sound is fantastic (Rian Johnson strongly advocated big screen viewing, if I'm remembering right) - but I'm not sure how to judge the effect of German voiceovers(?). 

No way you could just see it both ways? :)  (I'm so helpful, aren't I?  :-\ )
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tinyholidays on February 04, 2012, 01:44:41 PM
I think the visuals in Melancholia are way more impactful (ha) than the words.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on February 04, 2012, 01:57:08 PM
I saw Melancholia on the small screen (I believe Adam did, too) and was able to watch it twice that way.  I wish I would have seen it on the big screen since the visuals are gorgeous and the sound is fantastic (Rian Johnson strongly advocated big screen viewing, if I'm remembering right) - but I'm not sure how to judge the effect of German voiceovers(?). 

No way you could just see it both ways? :)  (I'm so helpful, aren't I?  :-\ )

You know, I probably could, that hadn't even occurred to me. I could go to the matinee tomorrow, and then order the DVD from the UK anyway and see it again immediately instead of waiting until it's released here - especially if I like the film.

The German voiceovers are usually not too badly done, but I feel that they can lessen the impact of a film for me, mostly because I am constantly aware of them. I have been avoiding them on the big screen for years now, so I am actually not sure anymore how much they would actually bother me at this point, but I suspect even more than they used to. (Saw No Strings Attached in German last month because it was available for instant viewing, and I doubt the original English dialogue would have improved my opinion of the film in any way ;))

I think the visuals in Melancholia are way more impactful (ha) than the words.

Thanks tiny, I'll go for the big screen experience tomorrow, then.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on February 04, 2012, 02:10:20 PM
Looking forward to hearing what you think, Em!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 04, 2012, 02:18:10 PM
(Saw No Strings Attached in German last month because it was available for instant viewing, and I doubt the original English dialogue would have improved my opinion of the film in any way ;))

Now I still need to catch up with it, but let us not underestimate the vocal talents of the Kutch.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on February 07, 2012, 11:41:51 PM
Is the Deepa Mehta trilogy Fire, Earth, Water meant to be watched in order?  Is it really a trilogy?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on February 08, 2012, 08:20:18 AM
Is the Deepa Mehta trilogy Fire, Earth, Water meant to be watched in order?  Is it really a trilogy?

It is a thematic trilogy but has no overlapping between characters and thus could be watched in any order.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on February 08, 2012, 07:18:07 PM
Looking to fill in some of the gaps in my Gary Oldman filmography tonight; planning on going with State of Grace, Dracula, and Sid & Nancy. Any other recommendations? Keep in mind I have already seen JFK, True Romance, Leon, The Fifth Element, Air Force One, Lost in Space, The Contender, Potter, Batman and Tinker Tailor.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on February 08, 2012, 09:04:09 PM
He's great in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - all round great movie, too.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on February 08, 2012, 09:07:58 PM
I'll be curious to hear what you think of State of Grace, too.  I just watched that recently b/c Oldman said - can't remember to whom, Mayo, maybe? - that SoG was perhaps his favorite, of his films, that he really liked playing that role.  I thought he definitely was great in it; the rest of the film, not so much, just ok.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Verite on February 08, 2012, 09:44:16 PM
Looking to fill in some of the gaps in my Gary Oldman filmography tonight; planning on going with State of Grace, Dracula, and Sid & Nancy. Any other recommendations? Keep in mind I have already seen JFK, True Romance, Leon, The Fifth Element, Air Force One, Lost in Space, The Contender, Potter, Batman and Tinker Tailor.

Prick Up Your Ears is IMO his best performance.  He is one of the greatest film actors alive so can't go wrong, really.  I really wanted to punch his character's face in The Contender.  He's go great in that film.  (The Dude as president FTW.) And I'll parrot OAD's recommendations.  Though, while I haven't seen State of Grace in a long time, I remember thinking it was very good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on February 08, 2012, 10:09:39 PM
He's great in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - all round great movie, too.

Whoops, have seen that one as well.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on February 08, 2012, 10:52:49 PM
Looking to fill in some of the gaps in my Gary Oldman filmography tonight

IMMORTAL BELOVED!

Also: BASQUIAT, CHATTAHOOCHEE, MURDER IN THE FIRST, ROMEO IS BLEEDING, and--though I don't like either film--HANNIBAL and MEANTIME both have solid Saint Gary performances. Of those recommendations already mentioned, PRICK UP YOUR EARS, SID & NANCY, and STATE OF GRACE are all goodies. And if you're feeling really adventurous, give his directorial debut, NIL BY MOUTH, a shot. (Even though he's not actually in it.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on February 08, 2012, 11:49:47 PM
He's a lot of fun in Leon: The Professional.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on February 09, 2012, 11:27:02 AM
My most recent bunch of random films I picked up at my library. Any preferences?

- The White Ribbon
- A Prophet
- A Film With Me In It
- The Cove
- The Quiet Earth

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on February 09, 2012, 11:30:56 AM
My most recent bunch of random films I picked up at my library. Any preferences?

- The White Ribbon
- A Prophet
- A Film With Me In It


I dig these three; of them, I think you might like THE WHITE RIBBON the most.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on February 09, 2012, 11:37:49 AM
My number one out of these would also be The White Ribbon.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 09, 2012, 11:44:32 AM
My most recent bunch of random films I picked up at my library. Any preferences?

- The White Ribbon
- The Cove

These two are the finest, I believe.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on February 09, 2012, 01:12:55 PM
I'll be curious to hear what you think of State of Grace, too.  I just watched that recently b/c Oldman said - can't remember to whom, Mayo, maybe? - that SoG was perhaps his favorite, of his films, that he really liked playing that role.  I thought he definitely was great in it; the rest of the film, not so much, just ok.

I think it's better than Goodfellas. Oldman is way way way way way better than Pesci.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on February 09, 2012, 01:14:28 PM
My most recent bunch of random films I picked up at my library. Any preferences?

- The White Ribbon
- A Prophet
- The Cove

Seen these three and I'd pick The Cove, a top-100 documentary. A Prophet would be my second pick, but then I don't like Haneke or The White Ribbon.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on February 09, 2012, 01:40:31 PM
I'll be curious to hear what you think of State of Grace, too.  I just watched that recently b/c Oldman said - can't remember to whom, Mayo, maybe? - that SoG was perhaps his favorite, of his films, that he really liked playing that role.  I thought he definitely was great in it; the rest of the film, not so much, just ok.

I think it's better than Goodfellas. Oldman is way way way way way better than Pesci.

My favourite is Romeo is Bleeding. It is unhinged. Oldman can really do the man out of his depth. Speaking of which, JFK is worth watching for all the cameos (Lemmon/ Lee Jones/ Asner/ John Candy/ Pesci/ Bacon) and Oldman as the patsy puts way more into the role than is there on the page which is virtually a silent performance.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ArmenianScientist on February 09, 2012, 01:47:59 PM
Which of these are worth seeing?

Rampart
The Grey
In Darkness
Chronicle
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 09, 2012, 01:53:13 PM
The Grey
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on February 09, 2012, 02:05:10 PM
I recommend Chronicle.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on February 09, 2012, 03:33:52 PM
I haven't seen it but In Darkness is directed by a woman so I assume it is better than those other ones I haven't seen. It's also nominated for an Oscar.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jim brown on February 09, 2012, 07:29:10 PM
I'll be curious to hear what you think of State of Grace, too.  I just watched that recently b/c Oldman said - can't remember to whom, Mayo, maybe? - that SoG was perhaps his favorite, of his films, that he really liked playing that role.  I thought he definitely was great in it; the rest of the film, not so much, just ok.

I think it's better than Goodfellas. Oldman is way way way way way better than Pesci.

My favourite is Romeo is Bleeding. It is unhinged. Oldman can really do the man out of his depth. Speaking of which, JFK is worth watching for all the cameos (Lemmon/ Lee Jones/ Asner/ John Candy/ Pesci/ Bacon) and Oldman as the patsy puts way more into the role than is there on the page which is virtually a silent performance.

I loved State of Grace when I first saw it and thought Phil Joanou was going to have a much different career than he ended up having (I was a fan of his Three O'Clock High as well).  I saw it again recently and was a bit disappointed with the film as a whole.  However, Oldman was as great as I remember.  Penn and John C. Reilly were also excellent.

I'm with verbALs on the merits of JFK - great cast and performances.  (Interesting connection: Joanou was initially going to make Don Delillo's Libra with Oldman as Oswald, but Stone and JFK ultimately killed it.)

I don't remember Romeo is Bleeding at all (which is weird, as I saw it in the theater) but will revisit based on verbALs' recommendation.

Anyway - I'd go with Sid and Nancy ("the feel good movie of the year") or SoG.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jim brown on February 09, 2012, 07:33:45 PM
Which of these are worth seeing?

Rampart
The Grey
In Darkness
Chronicle

I enjoyed Chronicle quite a bit. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on February 09, 2012, 08:25:21 PM
thought Phil Joanou was going to have a much different career than he ended up having

ENTROPY, man. ENTROPY.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jim brown on February 09, 2012, 08:27:38 PM
thought Phil Joanou was going to have a much different career than he ended up having

ENTROPY, man. ENTROPY.

Are you recommending the movie, or describing his career?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on February 09, 2012, 08:30:02 PM
Both, obviously.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on February 09, 2012, 09:18:36 PM
I already know what you guys are going to say, but here's the deal.

My local indie theater is showing Notorious next week. Projected in 35mm. I suppose I should go to that?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on February 09, 2012, 09:36:32 PM
A couple of us think it's almost a Masterpiece.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 09, 2012, 10:42:54 PM
And then I think it is a masterpiece. Go see it!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mousterpiece on February 10, 2012, 08:59:36 AM
I already know what you guys are going to say, but here's the deal.

My local indie theater is showing Notorious next week. Projected in 35mm. I suppose I should go to that?

Yes. A thousand times yes.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Antares on February 10, 2012, 03:16:18 PM
Just got back from the library. Picked up these four...

The Double Life of Veronique
Lola Montes
Les Enfants Terribles
The War Game\Culloden


Which should I start with?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on February 10, 2012, 03:26:41 PM
Veronique!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on February 10, 2012, 03:43:28 PM
Lola!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 10, 2012, 03:50:25 PM
Veronique!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: goodguy on February 10, 2012, 05:04:49 PM
Save Veronique for last and pick up the Three Colors trilogy on your next trip to the library.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on February 10, 2012, 07:26:59 PM
I would start with Culloden. It has the perfect film appetizer running time of 69 minutes. zarodinu loved it (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10764.msg650218#msg650218). And I did not like it at all, which to our tastes comes off as a solid recommendation.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on February 10, 2012, 10:28:23 PM
Save Veronique for last and pick up the Three Colors trilogy on your next trip to the library.

I'm tempted to agree with this, but personally I couldn't wait to watch Double Life (as it is in my top five films of all time)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on February 12, 2012, 10:23:42 AM
The Blue Angel (1930) - There's a German version and an English version. Which should I watch?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 12, 2012, 11:37:32 AM
Probs not going to watch the Grammys tonight, so today after I finish some work I'll either play "Video Games" or watch Filmspot films. Let's start prioritizing or something:

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (if I watch this, I'll probably just watch one film today)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Hanna
(neither of these would be in Blu-Ray though)
The Descendants
Midnight in Paris
The Skin I Live In
(will probably watch this, but I have a headache so I'm not sure anything too intense would sit well right now)
Beginners

M:I:GP is not happening today because I don't think I feel like making the trek to see it. CINECAST! driving to/in Cherry Hill.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on February 12, 2012, 11:42:05 AM
The Blue Angel (1930) - There's a German version and an English version. Which should I watch?

German is the one everyone else watched for decades.  Wikipedia:

Quote
The simultaneously-filmed English language version was considered a lost film for many years until a print was discovered in a German film archive and restored. This restored print of the English version had its U.S. premiere at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco on 19 January 2009 as part of the "Berlin and Beyond" film festival.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tinyholidays on February 12, 2012, 11:53:45 AM
FLY, I'm not sure what will sit well with your headache, but Tinker Tailor & Hanna are the ones that I have in top spots in some categories.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 12, 2012, 11:55:50 AM
After I finish typing this paper I may take a nap and/or aspirin, so hopefully it all goes away. Wondering if Hanna is fine on a smaller screen not in HD.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on February 12, 2012, 12:32:32 PM
Thanks sdedalus. Will hopefully get to it this week.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: shuabert on February 12, 2012, 01:00:09 PM
After I finish typing this paper I may take a nap and/or aspirin, so hopefully it all goes away. Wondering if Hanna is fine on a smaller screen not in HD.

That's how I saw it and I enjoyed it a lot!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roricb on February 14, 2012, 05:17:08 PM
I want to see all the best picture noms before the oscars.
Which of these two, that I have been neglecting, should I watch tonight?
(http://www.blackfilm.com/read/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/The-Help-poster-1-202x300.jpg)

(http://cdn.buzznet.com/media-cdn/jj1/headlines/2011/09/sandra-bullock-extremely-loud-trailer-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on February 14, 2012, 05:28:07 PM
The Help is better.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on February 15, 2012, 01:31:56 PM
Starting my Best Picture (2-day) marathon. As soon as someone says a movie, I'll start it. Pick from:

War Horse
Midnight in Paris
The Artist
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Descendants
The Tree of Life
Moneyball
The Help
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tinyholidays on February 15, 2012, 01:34:00 PM
Tree of Life!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on February 15, 2012, 01:34:51 PM
War Horse next!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mousterpiece on February 15, 2012, 01:35:03 PM
And then Moneyball.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on February 15, 2012, 02:27:46 PM
Only going to take the first response to each asking of the question. Make it more fun. And I'm starting with Midnight in Paris, since it's length and the format I have it in serve my current viewing purposes the best. Will ask for reals in 90 minutes.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tinyholidays on February 15, 2012, 02:45:47 PM
Haha I don't understand what just happened.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on February 15, 2012, 03:32:51 PM
Also decided to save Tree of Life until my girlfriend relinquishes the larger television. So what next?

War Horse
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
The Artist
Moneyball
The Descendants
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on February 15, 2012, 03:35:31 PM
War Horse!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Emiliana on February 15, 2012, 03:55:05 PM
Also decided to save Tree of Life until my girlfriend relinquishes the larger television.

This is a good decision. However, I'd advise against seeing it when you're already tired from watching two or three other films before it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on February 15, 2012, 06:42:14 PM
Tree of Life
The Help
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Artist
The Descendants

What next?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on February 15, 2012, 06:42:59 PM
The Descendants
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on February 16, 2012, 09:30:13 PM
Finally starting to get into a flow with my Hitch/Woody marathons. Which first?

(http://www.soundonsight.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/62758-large-209x300.jpg)
AND
(http://www.daveyp.com/hitchcock/images/0504.jpg)

OR
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BOTUwMTA5OTQxNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjExOTYzMQ@@._V1._SY317_.jpg)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on February 16, 2012, 10:07:40 PM
Only seen The Ring, which was not great, but I guess if you're getting to all of them you'll have to see it eventually.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 17, 2012, 08:08:52 AM
The Secret World of Arriety or Filmspots stuff?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 19, 2012, 10:27:07 PM
The Secret World of Arriety
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 19, 2012, 10:50:53 PM
Perhaps tomorrow, it shall all occur.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on March 14, 2012, 01:42:30 AM
Picked up at my library:

A Better Life
Yves Saint Laurent: L'amour Fou
Thirst
Happy-go-lucky


Thoughts on priorities?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on March 14, 2012, 08:02:45 AM
Not familiar with the YSL film but I'd put the others:

A Better Life (quite satisfactory)
Happy-Go-Lucky (alright but not nearly my favorite Leigh)
Thirst (don't like this one bit)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 14, 2012, 09:01:07 AM
Thirst!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on March 15, 2012, 12:18:04 AM
Haven't seen the others, but I think you'll like Happy Go Lucky.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on March 15, 2012, 01:38:01 AM
Haven't seen the others, but I think you'll like Happy Go Lucky.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on March 15, 2012, 01:42:55 AM
Thirst is in my top 100!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ArmenianScientist on March 15, 2012, 05:02:01 AM
There are two screenings tomorrow night. I can only catch one. Which one should it be?

This Is Not a Film
Night of the Hunter

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on March 15, 2012, 05:05:38 AM
I don't know about Night of the Hunter, but I can really recommend you to watch This is Not a Film. It's gripping, thoughtprovoking and funny. Not to be missed.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on March 15, 2012, 07:54:13 AM
Night of the Hunter is readily available on DVD. Watch it, but watch it another time. Go with This Is Not A Film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on March 16, 2012, 03:17:37 PM
This is Not a Film!!! I'd say more, but I'm afraid of overrating it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on March 16, 2012, 03:18:58 PM
Haven't seen the others, but I think you'll like Happy Go Lucky.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on March 19, 2012, 12:55:21 AM
Haven't seen the others, but I think you'll like Happy Go Lucky.

Saw Thirst a couple days ago. I strongly recommend Happy Go Lucky.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on March 19, 2012, 02:42:33 AM
Afraid Happy Go Lucky isn't going to happen. It turned out the library DVD was too broken. Got stuck. To be honest I wasn't all wrapped into my arms about what I had seen so far. The woman didn't click with me for some reason. Maybe it was just one of those "wrong movie matching for that particular night" moments. Or maybe I would have liked it if I'd seen all. Can't tell. Won't write a reveiw. I still have a lot of other Leigh movies to plow through though and my faith in him as a film maker is solid.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on March 19, 2012, 02:45:00 AM
The one I've seen so far in this bunch is by the way the Yves Saint Laurent doc for some reason.
Beautiful. Could have been any better (so many stories in that life I think, a lot of darkness, we're only seeing the surface). But visually fantastic, even for someone like me who is completely uninterested in fashion.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on March 19, 2012, 11:44:42 PM
You really need to be patient with Happy Go Lucky.  There is certainly a character arc, and it's worth it.   Hope you get a copy that isn't broken eventually.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ArmenianScientist on March 29, 2012, 01:03:26 AM
Which is more worth seeing on the big screen?

The Last Temptation of Christ
or
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on March 29, 2012, 01:48:41 AM
(http://i42.tinypic.com/s2sjgp.jpg)

McCabe!!!

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on March 29, 2012, 02:49:34 AM
Scorsese v. Altman

Last Temptation!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 29, 2012, 08:35:54 AM
Mirror, Mirror
The Grey
Carnage
Footnote

or good movies?

That last one isn't serious, I'm probably not going to be watching good movies for a little bit.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jim brown on March 29, 2012, 10:46:41 AM
(http://i42.tinypic.com/s2sjgp.jpg)

McCabe!!!

pixote

Dafoe has better hair.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on March 31, 2012, 09:30:18 PM
Overhead 2
(http://english.cri.cn/mmsource/images/2011/08/25/e2d5ca1a9c144ac2b7ff82e50c4d1422.jpg)

or

I'm a Cyborg, but that OK

(http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/799/799245/im-a-cyborg-but-thats-ok-20070625035048895.jpg)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on March 31, 2012, 10:56:15 PM
Cyborg!  I want to hear what you say about it
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on April 01, 2012, 09:02:24 AM
Cyborg!  I want to hear what you say about it

It will be, but has to wait until tomorrow now.  So much for trying to plan a day
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 03, 2012, 08:12:00 AM
Should I see the motion picture Titanic? This would be my first time watching said film.

If I should see it, would it be better to watch it in 2-D or in 3-D for the same price?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on April 03, 2012, 08:15:42 AM
Should I see the motion picture Titanic? This would be my first time watching said film.

If I should see it, would it be better to watch it in 2-D or in 3-D for the same price?

No.. and neither.

I think I have probably watched it all the way through, 20 minutes at a time flipping channels in various hotel rooms.   Perhaps I should give it a fair chance before telling you no.. but I won't.. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: coreyatad on April 03, 2012, 08:24:16 AM
Here's the deal, FLY. You are notorious in terms of either going all out in loving something, or conversely dismissing something everyone else loves. Titanic is a crapshoot in that sense because it has strong proponents, as well as strong detractors (as you can see in the post above).

But nevermind all that. Whether you end up liking the film or not, it's certainly something of a modern cultural touchstone, and while I've never seen it on the big screen, it has always been pretty clear to me that the best way to appreciate the epic scope of the film is to see it in a theatre. So is it worth seeing for quality? Maybe. I wouldn't presume to know if you'll like it. Is it worth seeing at all? Definitely yes. Is it worth seeing on the big screen? 100%.

As to the 2D vs. 3D question. If it really is the same price, then I don't think it will matter. You're talking about a film that managed to make $1.8 billion back in 97/98 without the need for 3D, so you certainly don't NEED to see it that way. But having seen the trailer, and hearing reports from those who've already seen the 3D conversion, it looks excellent, and many scenes, particularly in the sinking set-piece, are quite cool in 3D. So basically, you can go either way with it. I'll be seeing it in 3D because I've already seen the film before and I'm curious about the conversion, but I'll likely see it more than once, and might throw in a 2D screening.

So, to recap. Titanic: Go see it. Find the biggest screen you can. 3D or 2D at your preference/convenience.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on April 03, 2012, 08:28:57 AM
But nevermind all that. Whether you end up liking the film or not, it's certainly something of a modern cultural touchstone, and while I've never seen it on the big screen, it has always been pretty clear to me that the best way to appreciate the epic scope of the film is to see it in a theatre. So is it worth seeing for quality? Maybe. I wouldn't presume to know if you'll like it. Is it worth seeing at all? Definitely yes. Is it worth seeing on the big screen? 100%.

Actually, I agree with this.. if you are even debating if you should watch it, you might as well go now while you can see it in the theatre regardless of what I think of the film.  Perhaps I will since I have only every seen it in pieces on crappy hotel TVs. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 03, 2012, 09:54:23 AM
Didn't realize it was 3 hours long. My theater also only has a 3-D showing. I'll probably venture out tomorrow if I get enough work done in the morning.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 03, 2012, 10:27:33 AM
The thing with Titanic is that the bad parts are really bad and the good parts are really good.  It's definitely worth seeing.  And anything worth seeing is better seen on the big screen.

But I've given up on 3D I think.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 03, 2012, 10:31:19 AM
FLY is a strong proponent of 3-D, but conversions usually scare me even when they are being done by Jimmy C. I even saw Lion King and Beauty and the Beast in 2-D despite no price difference. But, it seems I (really surprisingly) don't have an option this time. The logical thing to do is blame The Hunger Games since it's being shown in about 3 or 4 of the theaters, I think. So if I get out for it, it'll be 3-D by default.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on April 03, 2012, 11:13:54 AM
Avatar being the only unimpeachable use of 3D so far that I've seen, I trust Cameron to have done it right with Titanic. I fully expect to go and see it in 3D, which will mark my third time overall watching it in the theatre. I think the backlash from it winning just so many awards, often over films that are better on the whole has soured a lot of people on it but it really is quite a good combination of romantic drama and disaster action film.

What would your friend Billy Zane tell you? You should listen to him. He's a cool guy.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 06, 2012, 11:21:59 AM
Does anyone know anything about the film titled The Raid: Redemption?

I'm trying to decide whether or not I ought to head to the theater to check it out this weekend.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on April 06, 2012, 11:29:05 AM
Does anyone know anything about the film titled The Raid: Redemption?

I'm trying to decide whether or not I ought to head to the theater to check it out this weekend.

Froham disliked it I think.

I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: coreyatad on April 06, 2012, 11:32:06 AM
I dislike it for very specific reasons. The same reasons others really love it.

Basically, it's a siege movie featuring some crazy fast Indonesian martial arts style. The stunt work is very impressive, but I was turned off by the focus on gore and violence. But if you're into that, the movie offers up nearly non-stop action.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 06, 2012, 11:33:45 AM
Perhaps if I finish reading my POETRY today, I will go check it out tomorrow. Or just wait for $5 Wednesdays since I'm not sure I want to see American Reunion. I do like gore and violence, but I don't really like action.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on April 06, 2012, 01:20:52 PM
As if I didn't have enough on my plate, I'm wondering if The Descendants is worth watching.  My wife has it out from the library, but all I know about it is it was nominated for/won some awards and has George Clooney in it.  It may or may not involve Jim Rash from Community in some way.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: coreyatad on April 06, 2012, 01:24:40 PM
Jim Rash co-wrote it.

It's a good movie. Sort of an interesting one. It's too long, and a bit too contrived, but Clooney and Woodley's performances and the general path of the plot make it a surprisingly affecting film. One that despite being very low key has actually stuck with me in a small, nice way ever since seeing it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on April 06, 2012, 01:26:42 PM
As if I didn't have enough on my plate, I'm wondering if The Descendants is worth watching.  My wife has it out from the library, but all I know about it is it was nominated for/won some awards and has George Clooney in it.  It may or may not involve Jim Rash from Community in some way.
It's a film about super rich people, and in a way that's grating, but it has good performances that bring out the strong writing and themes. I think it's worth giving it a shot.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 06, 2012, 01:42:05 PM
Judy Greer isn't in it long enough to make it worth watching. Ultimately, pretty dull. Woodley is overhyped, Clooney is nicely muted but sometimes I realized that he's holding himself back because he would eat up everyone else on screen and it took me out of the film. Save your time, Martin.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on April 06, 2012, 10:17:03 PM
Does anyone know anything about the film titled The Raid: Redemption?

I'm trying to decide whether or not I ought to head to the theater to check it out this weekend.

For better or worst, Dave Chen on /Filmcast says it is amazing.  I think it was on one of the opening "what have you been watching this week" segments.  Amazing, non-stop action.

I say......  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Baf-E7-Z40
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Beavermoose on April 07, 2012, 05:15:45 AM
Impressive choreographed fight scenes is all it has going for it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 07, 2012, 08:42:07 AM
Does anyone know anything about the film titled The Raid: Redemption?

I'm trying to decide whether or not I ought to head to the theater to check it out this weekend.

For better or worst, Dave Chen on /Filmcast says it is amazing.

Hmm, quite troubling.

Impressive choreographed fight scenes is all it has going for it.

Hmm, quite troubling.

There are still rumblings of seeing American Reunion on Wednesday, but I may end up having to tell my friends I don't want to see that and just have to select between Footnote and The Raid: Redemption.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on April 09, 2012, 12:16:54 AM
As if I didn't have enough on my plate, I'm wondering if The Descendants is worth watching.  My wife has it out from the library, but all I know about it is it was nominated for/won some awards and has George Clooney in it.  It may or may not involve Jim Rash from Community in some way.

No.

Watch Hugo, damn it.

 :P
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on April 11, 2012, 07:02:30 PM
TCM Film Festival Question. They are both at the same exact time. I can only choose one to see on the big screen. I have never seen either of these films before.

Letter from an Unknown Woman or Grand Illusion?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 12, 2012, 12:56:13 AM
Both are great, but I'd go with that Ophuls on the big screen over that Renoir.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on April 12, 2012, 01:28:35 AM
TCM Film Festival Question. They are both at the same exact time. I can only choose one to see on the big screen. I have never seen either of these films before.

Letter from an Unknown Woman or Grand Illusion?
Watch them both. I don't care if they're playing at the same time and you have to clone yourself to be able to do it, it's worth it. If that's really impossible for some reason then I'll agree that Letter from an Unknown Woman is the, slightly, better choice if only for the great cinematography.
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Post by: MartinTeller on April 12, 2012, 10:38:27 AM
Also, Grand Illusion is far more likely to be shown again on the big screen during your lifetime.
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Post by: Totoro on April 12, 2012, 04:49:04 PM
Okay, then I'm leaning towards Letter. I have another.

Raoul Walsh's The Thief of Bagdad (never seen before) with live musical accompaniment or 2001: A Space Odyssey at a Cinerama theatre?

I feel like just by asking these questions I'm bragging, but I need some extra opinion here. My friends want me at the 2001 screening, but I am unsure if I should. I've seen 2001 twice before, once in a normal theatre and once at home, does the Cinerama really change things? I am also undecided because the film is long and (seldomly) boring (*runs*). Also, there is a showing of How the West Was Won that morning at the Cinerama. I was interested in seeing it until I heard from a few friends that had mixed reactions to it saying that the format is the only great thing about it. Thoughts?
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Post by: 1SO on April 12, 2012, 05:01:40 PM
How the West Was Won
The western is possibly the favorite genre of Mr. and Mrs. 1SO. We have very low standards and are very forgiving of many of them. This sprawling, flawed epic is a frontier story that evolves into a western. It's hokey and more musical than I was expecting - that's why they cast Debbie Reynolds - but we enjoyed it quite a bit. The film's strength is its cast, which starts with Jimmy Stewart and karl Malden and ends with George Peppard and Lee J. Cobb fighting Eli Wallach. In between there's Henry Fonda, Richard Widmark, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan, Thelma Ritter and even a little Lee Van Cleef and John Wayne. Everybody's good except for Gregory Peck, who plays his smarmy conman a little too blatantly.

There's just enough adventure to maintain interest and some breathtaking Cinerama photography that deserved to win an Oscar. The score by Alfred Newman is equally unforgettable. Right up there with Morricone. HTWWW has what must be one of my Top 5 favorite images in a western, Train builder Richard Widmark, having double crossed the Indians, rides on the very front of his 'Iron Horse' as it moves through their land. The camera tracks back, but the train is faster and brings him into a close-up.
RATING: * * *
Mrs. 1SO * * * 1/2
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Post by: coreyatad on April 12, 2012, 05:21:40 PM
Totoro. You have to go see How the West Was Won. Not because it's a good film (it's an okay film), but because it's being shown in true Cinerama with three simultaneous projectors. It's not often that films are shown that way. If I had tons of cash to spare I'd fly over to LA just to see that one presentation.
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Post by: sdedalus on April 12, 2012, 05:34:38 PM
Yeah, go with How the West was Won for sure.

As for the other, if you've already seen 2001 in a theatre and didn't really like it, you should go see the other one.  I don't think it's as great as 2001, but it's really good and a silent movie in a theatre with live accompaniment is a rare treat.
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Post by: Totoro on April 12, 2012, 07:42:05 PM
I like 2001 a lot, I am just not particulary interested in seeing it again. My friends are like, "you haven't really seen it until you see it in 70 mm!" So that has confused me.

But I will definitely, at the very least, see How the West Was Won now. Or try since they only sell tickets the day of (I'm not getting one of those ultra expensive packages no way).
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 17, 2012, 08:41:55 PM
Do I try to watch Metropolitan first or should I just start with Damsels in Distress?

EDIT: Also, which one first

Damsels in Distress
The Lucky One
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Post by: Totoro on April 20, 2012, 10:49:51 PM
Damsels, dude.

Terri or Submarine?
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Post by: roujin on April 21, 2012, 07:48:12 AM
Terri, obv.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 21, 2012, 08:23:28 AM
Still kind of tempted to go see what Efron is all about.
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Post by: verbALs on April 22, 2012, 07:34:58 AM
Cross out any stinkers, please.
   
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
     
The Driver 1978
     
The Seven Ups 1973
     
THE KILLERS 1964
     
Scorpio 1973

Executive Action 1973
     
Outfit  [1973]
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Post by: tinyholidays on April 22, 2012, 07:56:44 AM
Anyone seen First Position yet? It's that or Jiro Dreams of Sushi today, which I know people love, but I'm a sucker for ballet movies.
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Post by: 1SO on April 22, 2012, 09:17:35 AM
Cross out any stinkers, please.
   
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
     
The Driver 1978
     
The Seven Ups 1973
     
THE KILLERS 1964
     
Scorpio 1973

Executive Action 1973
     
Outfit  [1973]

I've only seen The Driver, The Killers and Alfredo Garcia. I would cross out Garcia and prioritize The Killers. The Driver is a love it or hate it thriller with minimalism masquerading as existentialism (but without all of Drive's slick coolness). I like it.
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Post by: Antares on April 22, 2012, 12:07:02 PM
   
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
     
The Driver 1978
     
The Seven Ups 1973

Executive Action 1973

I've seen these, only The Driver is one I'd skip for a later date. Ryan O'Neal just doesn't fit the bill in that one. But the car chases are pretty good though.
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Post by: jim brown on April 22, 2012, 12:40:26 PM
Cross out any stinkers, please.
   
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
     
The Driver 1978
     
The Seven Ups 1973
     
THE KILLERS 1964
     
Scorpio 1973

Executive Action 1973
     
Outfit  [1973]

Can I come over?  Will bring beer.

Don't cross out Alfredo Garcia.  Steel yourself against Ryan O'Neal's performance, but watch The Driver anyway.  Move The Seven Ups to the top of the list.

Caveat: I haven't seen these movies in about thirty years, so this is my fourteen year old self speaking.  (As usual.)
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Post by: Totoro on April 22, 2012, 11:46:04 PM
Still kind of tempted to go see what Efron is all about.

There are pictures of him all over the internet and you can probably find his movies on the internet too.

Damsels.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 23, 2012, 07:58:51 AM
Alas, I went to see Damsels. Perhaps I shall venture to see The Lucky One on Wednesday night.
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Post by: AAAutin on April 24, 2012, 09:27:33 PM
Cross out any stinkers, please.
   
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
     
The Driver 1978
     
The Seven Ups 1973
     
THE KILLERS 1964
     
Scorpio 1973

A lot of people dig ALFREDO GARCIA, but I find it to be a slog. Haven't seen THE OUTFIT (Duvall!), nor EXECUTIVE ACTION.
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Post by: Totoro on May 16, 2012, 01:24:33 AM
I just got Rio Grande from Netflix. After I watch it, what should be the next DVD I request?

The Conformist
The Exterminating Angel
Always
One Wonderful Sunday
Blissfully Yours
Mysterious Object at Noon
Masculin Feminin
The Battle of Algiers
The Last Metro
Wings
Vivre Sa Vie
Stalker

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Post by: 1SO on May 16, 2012, 01:39:39 AM
The Battle of Algiers
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Post by: sdedalus on May 16, 2012, 01:40:53 AM
That's my favorite of the films on that list.
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Post by: MartinTeller on May 16, 2012, 02:12:36 AM
The Exterminating Angel
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Post by: goodguy on May 16, 2012, 05:59:43 AM
I'm staying with a regular font size.  ;)
Stalker, by a mile, and IIRC you like Tarkovsky. But both Godards are well worth watching too.
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Post by: Bondo on May 16, 2012, 07:54:30 AM
Which Wings is it, because if it is the 1966 version, you should watch that. Female Director!
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Post by: AAAutin on May 17, 2012, 04:33:23 PM
The Battle of Algiers
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Post by: oldkid on May 19, 2012, 08:56:26 PM
I need an answer right away:

Les Miserables (1934) or
The Man Who Knew Too Much (the Jimmy Stewart one)

Les Miserables is almost 5 hours and so daunting and I'll certainly have to watch it in parts.
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Post by: MartinTeller on May 19, 2012, 09:34:41 PM
I prefer Les Mis, but you'll probably have more fun with TMWKTM.
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Post by: oldkid on May 19, 2012, 11:16:48 PM
No one answered right away, so I started Les Miserables.  I didn't know it was conveniently separated into three parts.  I've finished part one and I'm very happy.
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Post by: Junior on May 21, 2012, 02:51:39 PM
Children of Paradise: a newly restored print. Should I see that?

The Long Day Closes: a new print. Same question?
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Post by: MartinTeller on May 21, 2012, 03:07:19 PM
Long Day Closes
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Post by: roujin on May 21, 2012, 03:07:54 PM
Yes to both.

I'd like to read an evil twin review of The Long Day Closes.
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Post by: Junior on May 21, 2012, 03:22:12 PM
Yes to both.

I'd like to read an evil twin review of The Long Day Closes.

Look for it in one week!
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Post by: sdedalus on May 21, 2012, 05:38:48 PM
Children of Paradise is a great, great movie, and I hear the new restoration is amazing.
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Post by: Verite on May 21, 2012, 07:26:37 PM
Children of Paradise: a newly restored print. Should I see that?

The Long Day Closes: a new print. Same question?

#69 and #1 in my top 100 last year.  Children will place higher this year; it was in my top 10 for a pretty long time.
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Post by: Junior on May 21, 2012, 11:25:18 PM
Oh boy, high praises. I'm even more excited now!
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Post by: 1SO on May 22, 2012, 02:25:22 PM
Tonight:

Bob Le Flambeur, which I've never seen.
or
Sanjuro, which I saw once a long time ago and remember nothing about.

?
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Post by: sdedalus on May 22, 2012, 02:30:20 PM
They're both good, but Sanjuro is better.
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Post by: verbALs on May 22, 2012, 03:26:25 PM
I just realised it's still early afternoon where you are (the sun is setting on a beautiful day here), so time to vote BOB.

"As was his nature, Bob continued to gamble", so cool
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Post by: AAAutin on May 22, 2012, 06:03:01 PM
Sanjuro
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Post by: 1SO on May 22, 2012, 08:05:25 PM
So right now it's 2 for Sanjuro and 1 for Bob Le Flambeur. 2 more hours to decide.
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Post by: Totoro on May 31, 2012, 12:40:37 AM
Bernie & Elena
Or
Bernie & Oslo, August 31st

?
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 31, 2012, 10:24:35 AM
The Intouchables - yes or no?

Has anyone seen it, because the trailer looked terribad and the description really puts me off. But it seems like critics like it, so maybe not. I don't know.
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Post by: Emiliana on May 31, 2012, 12:12:48 PM
It was so successful here that I broke down and saw it when everyone, and I mean EVERYONE around me kept recommending it.

It is perfectly watchable, with funny bits (that feel genuinely charming and typically French) and touching bits (that feel crowd-pleasing in both a good and a 'been-there-done-that' way). I'm sure there are posters out there calling it the feel-good movie of the year.

I don't regret having watched it at all, but if you're not interested, I have to say you aren't missing a great piece of cinema.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 31, 2012, 01:36:03 PM
Yeah, that's what I kind of figured. I'll just wait to see if it gets Filmspots love and then complain that more people should have forced me to see it earlier in the year instead of waiting until the end like The Skin I Live In  :P
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Post by: Emiliana on May 31, 2012, 01:50:24 PM
For me, it's the kind of film you thoroughly enjoy while it's on, but don't consider/remember when it's time for awards. I can't properly explain why, and maybe it is hugely unfair of me. The performances are strong, but I think I will see five better ones this year in all categories; there may be a line or comedic scene worthy of recognition, but two months removed, I don't remember anything that stood out.

It does make you smile and feel warm and fuzzy inside for a while, which is not to be sneered at at all.
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Post by: roujin on May 31, 2012, 03:29:46 PM
That's the kind of thing I sneer at everyday!
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Post by: Emiliana on June 02, 2012, 02:53:03 PM
Not sure where else to post this...

I watched Scenes from a Marriage today (wow!), and am now looking for more films that are basically (only) about people talking about love, relationships, sex, marriage, themselves, each other, etc. - anything between the sweet stage of meeting/falling in love (like Before Sunrise) and the vicious arguments of, say, Who's afraid for Virginia Woolf?

Any suggestions?
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Post by: 1SO on June 02, 2012, 02:57:24 PM
Certified Copy covers all points in between.
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Post by: sdedalus on June 02, 2012, 03:27:52 PM
Anything and everything directed by Eric Rohmer.
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Post by: verbALs on June 02, 2012, 03:44:49 PM
sex, lies and videotape
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Post by: Emiliana on June 02, 2012, 03:53:28 PM
Certified Copy covers all points in between.
sex, lies and videotape

Seen both of those and loved them. Maybe it wasn't the best idea to ask such an open question, but how else am I supposed to pick your collective brains?

Anything and everything directed by Eric Rohmer.

Ah, yes, that sounds good - I have only seen one film by him so far. I've now added Ma nuit chez Maude and Le rayon vert to my queue. Thanks!
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Post by: MartinTeller on June 02, 2012, 03:57:24 PM
A Woman Under the Influence
Two for the Road
Husbands and Wives
In the Mood for Love
Brief Encounter
A Married Couple
Jules and Jim
I Fidanzati
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Post by: Emiliana on June 02, 2012, 04:14:12 PM
A Woman Under the Influence - really? Must prioritize.
Two for the Road - I had never heard of this, sounds great. Added.
Husbands and Wives - check
In the Mood for Love - check
Brief Encounter - one of my favourite films of all time
A Married Couple - huh, sounds interesting. Not available to me, though
Jules and Jim - check
I Fidanzati - not readily available, but I will try to find a way to see it...

Thank you, Martin!
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Post by: verbALs on June 02, 2012, 04:35:59 PM
Martin has A-Woman-Under-The-Influence-itis but in a very good way.
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Post by: oldkid on June 02, 2012, 10:15:05 PM
Martin has A-Woman-Under-The-Influence-itis but in a very good way.

All rational people do.
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Post by: sdedalus on June 02, 2012, 10:46:16 PM
Anything and everything directed by Eric Rohmer.

Ah, yes, that sounds good - I have only seen one film by him so far. I've now added Ma nuit chez Maude and Le rayon vert to my queue. Thanks!

Nice.  Two of my favorites.
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Post by: Melvil on June 14, 2012, 10:43:10 PM
Just learned there's currently a (holy crap!) Studio Ghibli marathon (http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/castlesinthesky) at the Siskel Center! I already missed Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.

I want to just live there for the next month. But since can't, and probably won't make it for most, what should I prioritize? I'd love to see, particularly, Spirited Away and Castle in the Sky on the big screen, but I haven't seen any of the non-Miyazaki's that are playing. Tough!
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Post by: roujin on June 14, 2012, 10:44:37 PM
Whisper of the Heart and Only Yesterday are both masterpieces. The Ocean Waves is also quite strong.
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Post by: MartinTeller on June 14, 2012, 10:49:06 PM
Just learned there's currently a (holy crap!) Studio Ghibli marathon (http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/castlesinthesky) at the Siskel Center! I already missed Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.

I want to just live there for the next month. But since can't, and probably won't make it for most, what should I prioritize? I'd love to see, particularly, Spirited Away and Castle in the Sky on the big screen, but I haven't seen any of the non-Miyazaki's that are playing. Tough!

Unfortunately it looks like you already missed Only Yesterday, which is really good and has never had a DVD release over here.

My rankings of the Ghiblis:

Princess Mononoke*
Kiki's Delivery Service
Spirited Away*
Only Yesterday
Whisper of the Heart
Grave of the Fireflies*
My Neighbor Totoro
Nausicaa
Howl's Moving Castle
Porco Rosso
Ocean Waves
Ponyo
Pom Poko
Tales from Earthsea
Castle in the Sky
The Cat Returns
My Neighbors the Yamadas


* = overdue for a rewatch
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Post by: 1SO on June 15, 2012, 12:16:09 AM
The Cat Returns feels like a straight to DVD sequel like Disney does. I've seen Kiki, Mononoke and Castle on the big screen and they were even more breathtaking. Would love to see Pom Poko since it's my #58 of All Time (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=8652.msg562868#msg562868).
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Post by: oldkid on June 15, 2012, 12:31:37 AM
I just want to speak in favor of The Cat Returns.  It has charm in spades and an Alice In Wonderland story.  My only problem with it is that it feels just as short as it is, just over an hour.
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Post by: BlueVoid on June 23, 2012, 03:51:23 PM
I'll be home alone on the 4th of July and will want a movie to watch. What's the best/your favorite Independence Day movie?
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Post by: MartinTeller on June 23, 2012, 04:01:19 PM
I'll be home alone on the 4th of July, what's the best/your favorite Independence Day movie?

Anything loud to drown out the idiot neighbors and their idiot fireworks.  Preferably something familiar so it doesn't matter that i'm constantly being distracted by the noise.  Something like Blues Brothers maybe.

God I hate the 4th of July.
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Post by: sdedalus on June 23, 2012, 04:35:18 PM
Duck Soup!
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Post by: OmNom on June 23, 2012, 04:52:34 PM
I'll be home alone on the 4th of July, what's the best/your favorite Independence Day movie?

Anything loud to drown out the idiot neighbors and their idiot fireworks.  Preferably something familiar so it doesn't matter that i'm constantly being distracted by the noise.  Something like Blues Brothers maybe.

God I hate the 4th of July.

It Might Get Loud.  I saw it... lessee... 18 months ago maybe.  I liked it quite a bit, but if you aren't a fan of Jimmy Page or The Edge or The White Stripes, it might not work for you.
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Post by: Bondo on June 23, 2012, 09:25:17 PM
I'll be home alone on the 4th of July and will want a movie to watch. What's the best/your favorite Independence Day movie?

Independence Day...natch.
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Post by: smirnoff on June 23, 2012, 11:54:53 PM
The Intouchables - yes or no?

Has anyone seen it, because the trailer looked terribad and the description really puts me off.

I had a similar reaction:

The movie poster for this film made me involuntarily tense up, like I was about to be slapped in the face by a big fat message. And then I read the synopsis and I had to duck and cover!


But then:

The Intouchables (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1675434/)
Picture
Best Actor: François Cluzet
Best Actor: Omar Sy
Non-English Language Film
Soundtrack
Surprise



I'm sure there are posters out there calling it the feel-good movie of the year.

People say "feel good movie" but they usually mean "schmaltzy trash", and rightly so. FGMs typically never get more than knee deep before turning back, and yet they play up the ending like it was some incredible journey. Who wouldn't roll their eyes? 

I thought Intouchables was a completely different breed of film though. Chest deep at least, and maybe even some actually swimming! In the end I thought the journey was substantial and earned the warm fuzzies it got.

I know you enjoyed it too Em, but I'm sad to hear that in looking back on it you found it a bit hollow. Maybe it's most potent to those with the hardest hearts, and so you were spared. If that's the case, FLY needs to see it immediately. (http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/econs/icon_pai.gif)
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Post by: Emiliana on June 24, 2012, 06:42:32 AM
I wish I'd had your reaction, noff, but the know-it-all movie snob I can be in real life wouldn't allow it. I had heard the film's praises sung from so many people, many of whom normally never talk about films at all, which had made me very wary. I was then pleasantly surprised that the film was not the schmaltzy, inspirational affair I thought it would be, but I still didn't see anything very surprising or exciting in it either. Maybe that was unfair of me to expect, but I couldn't help it and thus came away feeling like I did - having enjoyed myself, but with not much about the film truly sticking with me beyond the two hours of its runtime.
 
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Post by: smirnoff on June 24, 2012, 08:21:34 AM
I had heard the film's praises sung from so many people

I know how that can be. I've been trying to stop myself from doing the same thing to people here.

Anyways, I'm glad to get someone elses reaction to this finally. :)
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Post by: BlueVoid on June 24, 2012, 12:06:26 PM
Thanks for the recs! I'm going for something that I haven't seen before so Duck Soup and Independence Day are out. So maybe It Might Get Loud or Blues Brothers it is.
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Post by: oldkid on June 24, 2012, 01:31:39 PM
1776!  A fun, underrated musical.
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Post by: tjwells on June 28, 2012, 02:30:34 PM
I want to start plugging the holes in my Hitchcock knowledge. Where to start?

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
Jamaica Inn
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Spellbound
The Paradine Case
Under Capricorn
Stage Fright
I Confess
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
The Wrong Man
Torn Curtain
Frenzy
Family Plot
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Post by: Totoro on June 28, 2012, 02:43:46 PM
1934 The Man Who Knew ToO Much
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Post by: oldkid on June 28, 2012, 02:43:59 PM
The Man who Knew Too Much

I loved the 1956 version and haven't yet seen the earlier.  I'd be interested to see them side by side, because the later version is brilliant with many wonderful details in music and props.
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Post by: MartinTeller on June 28, 2012, 02:54:36 PM
I prefer the 34, but each has its pros and cons.

My favorite on that list is The Wrong Man.
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Post by: sdedalus on June 28, 2012, 03:33:08 PM
I want to start plugging the holes in my Hitchcock knowledge. Where to start?

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
Jamaica Inn
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Spellbound
The Paradine Case
Under Capricorn
Stage Fright
I Confess
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
The Wrong Man
Torn Curtain
Frenzy
Family Plot

Go in chronological order.  See the majestic sweep.

My three favorites of those:

Under Capricorn
The Man Who Knew Too Much '56
Family Plot
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Post by: verbALs on June 28, 2012, 03:46:21 PM
I Confess- Montgomery Clift/ Anne Baxter/ Catholic Angst....BOOM
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Post by: tjwells on June 28, 2012, 09:15:03 PM
I prefer the 34, but each has its pros and cons.

My favorite on that list is The Wrong Man.

You suck. This movie is CINECAST!ing dark and really uncomfortable at times. Not at all what I was expecting.
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Post by: MartinTeller on June 28, 2012, 09:29:37 PM
You know I'm a noir guy, right?
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Post by: tjwells on July 01, 2012, 08:18:30 PM
You know I'm a noir guy, right?
I do now.
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Post by: OmNom on July 02, 2012, 09:38:30 PM
So yeah, um.  I need some recommendations, lol.   

I've been close to my nephew all of his life.  I held him right after he was born, we lived close to him, we raised him with my daughter like they were brother and sister.  Together all the time.  I know I'm biased, but he really *is* very good-looking and brilliant.   :)  Tall, blonde, and everything.  A nice boy.  He's seventeen.

He came out a few years ago, when he was 15, and the only surprise about that was that he hadn't come out years before!  Some things in life are surprising, but that certainly wasn't one of them.  ;D

He hangs out with me.   We watch Antiques Roadshow.   :)  He's really into politics, and Lord knows I try to keep up with what he tells me, but I just can't, lol.  Anyway as long as I keep enough food around (and I let him occasionally wear my designer shoes...) he's as happy as a clam. 

Sooo today.  Today his mother told me that he has started the process of becoming a woman.  (She said he plans on telling me in person tomorrow.) And once again... I'm not completely surprised.  But I admit this is a bit more difficult for me to fully... Understand. 

"Well maybe if you hadn't let him wear make-up to the mall like you did last year," his mom told me.  "Just remember you had a part in this too."

I just want him to be happy, ultimately.  And if becoming female is part of that process, I am determined to be supportive. 

Anyone know of any movies that I can watch?  To give me perhaps some... Some more perspective, I guess.  Thanks. 
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Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on July 02, 2012, 10:10:01 PM
Not sure these suggestions will help, but the following films might help:

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
The World According to Garp

From the other perspective (Female to Male)

Boys Don't Cry
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 02, 2012, 10:24:09 PM
All About My Mother
Funeral Parade of Roses (kind of emphasizes the seedier side of the lifestyle, but is generally trans-positive)
Farewell My Concubine
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Post by: Bondo on July 02, 2012, 11:17:44 PM
A couple of my top films from last year that are finally getting DVD releases are Gun Hill Road and Leave It On The Floor, both of which feature MtF actresses in key roles, not just a focus on them thematically.

Breakfast on Pluto is a bit darker but I really like it.

XXY is about an intersexed individual but ultimately involves gender identity.

Tomboy and the short No Bikini are good ones in the FtM direction.

Documentaries/Shows like Transgeneration, Trinidad and Prodigal Sons would have some useful stuff.

I'm sure I'm forgetting a ton of other things as this is kind of my area of expertise. On a non-filmic level, and I'm sure it might come up when you talk, sort out pronouns. Your post uses he and his, and obviously it's so new that this is to be understood but it's very likely that you'll need to start working on using either female pronouns or gender-neutral ones...that's kind of an individual variable.

Most importantly, you rock for being supportive. That's the key.
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Post by: OmNom on July 02, 2012, 11:20:17 PM
Most importantly, you rock for being supportive. That's the key.

Thanks.  I'm scared.

Thank you all very much for your recommendations.  I'm just gonna do this.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 09, 2012, 10:31:54 AM
Beasts of the Southern Wild
To Rome With Love
Savages
Magic Mike
Twixt
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Post by: oldkid on July 09, 2012, 10:42:51 AM
It's tough to be a cast like that in To Rome With Love.  I'd probably go for that one.
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Post by: mousterpiece on July 09, 2012, 10:54:44 AM
Beasts, then Magic Mike.
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Post by: roujin on July 09, 2012, 12:41:34 PM
MAGIC MIKE. SKIP THE REST

NO, I HAVEN'T SEEN THESE MOVIES.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 09, 2012, 05:38:37 PM
Seems that so far Magic Mike has three votes. I have a free pass to a film, so I could use it for that and then see Beasts or Rome at regular price. Will eventually watch Twixt cause of #TeamElle, but could push it off for a bit.
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Post by: ArmenianScientist on July 13, 2012, 05:48:32 AM
Should I see the original version of Ashes of Time or the Redux?
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Post by: AAAutin on July 13, 2012, 09:34:27 AM
I've only seen REDUX; but here's a list of differences (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109688/board/nest/107107165)--which, if you're the spoiler-averse type, you should probably wait to read until after you've watched one of the two versions. 
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Post by: sdedalus on July 13, 2012, 11:25:13 AM
The only DVD available of the original is awful, as I recall.
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Post by: ArmenianScientist on July 13, 2012, 12:40:11 PM
Thanks guys. I'll just go with the Redux. Although, based on reviews at Netflix, it seems like the DVD transfer for the Redux isn't too hot either. Any truth to this?
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Post by: sdedalus on July 13, 2012, 01:35:10 PM
I have a nice Bly-ray of it. Those Netflix reviews may refer to the original DVD.
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Post by: michael x on July 19, 2012, 02:39:14 PM
My local arthouse theater is moving several blocks into a larger location (yay!). They're celebrating by showing a ton of movies, each loosely tied to one of the 33 years they were open. I've underlined the ones that jumped out at me immediately. Some, however, I've never even heard of. Which of the others should I also try to see?

'79 Sunset Boulevard - Friday, August 10 at 5:30pm
'80 Casablanca - Friday, August 10 at 8:00pm

'81 The Seventh Seal - Saturday, August 11th at 5:30pm
'82 Annie Hall - Saturday, August 11th at 8:00pm


'83 Breaking Away - Sunday, August 12th at 3:00pm
'84 Rashomon - Sunday, August 12th at 6:30pm

'85 Weekend - Monday, August 13th at 5:30pm
'86 The Meaning of Life - Monday, August 13th at 8:00pm

'87 Rear Window - Tuesday, August 14th at 5:30pm
'88 Touch of Evil - Tuesday, August 14th at 8:00pm


'89 Heathers - Wednesday, August 15th at 5:30pm
'90 Do the Right Thing - Wednesday, August 15th at 8:00pm

'91 Cinema Paradiso - Thursday, August 16th at 5:30pm
'92 Slacker - Thursday, August 16th at 9:00pm

'93 Like Water for Chocolate - Friday, August 17th at 5:30pm
'94 Orlando - Friday, August 17th at 8:00pm

'95 Three Colors(Blue/White/Red) - Saturday, August 18th at 3:00pm (Blue) 5:30pm (White) 8:00pm (Red)

'96 Bottle Rocket - Sunday, August 19th at 3:00pm
'97 Waiting for Guffman - Sunday, August 19th at 5:00pm

'98 Smoke Signals - Monday, August 20th at 5:30pm
'99 Buena Vista Social Club - Monday, August 20th at 8:00pm

'00 Timecode - Tuesday, August 21st at 5:30pm
'01 Yana's Friends - Tuesday, August 21st at 8:00pm

'02 8 Women - Wednesday, August 22nd at 5:30pm
'03 Bowling for Columbine - Wednesday, August 22nd at 8:00pm

'04 Lost in Translation - Thursday, August 23rd at 5:30pm
'05 Junebug - Thursday, August 23rd at 8:00pm

'06 The Squid and the Whale - Friday, August 24th at 6:00pm
'07 Volver - Friday, August 24th at 8:00pm

'08 Man on Wire - Saturday, August 25th at 2:30pm
'09 Let the Right One In - Saturday, August 25th at 5:00pm
'10 A Single Man - Saturday, August 25th at 8:00pm

'11 The King's Speech - Sunday, August 26th at 2:30pm
'12 The Artist - Sunday, August 26th at 5:00pm
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 19, 2012, 03:14:23 PM
My top three of those:

'84 Rashomon - Sunday, August 12th at 6:30pm
'90 Do the Right Thing - Wednesday, August 15th at 8:00pm
'94 Orlando - Friday, August 17th at 8:00pm

I don't much like any of the movies the 13th or the 16th.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on July 19, 2012, 03:39:08 PM
I would move heaven and earth to see the Three Colors Trilogy on the big screen. 
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 19, 2012, 03:41:29 PM
 ;D @ '11 and '12. If those films define those years the artistic world is pretty CINECAST!ed  :P
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on July 19, 2012, 03:52:58 PM
I will spread it across a few days and pick 3 (as well as the underlined ones):

Breaking Away
Cinema Paradiso
8 Women

I did not pick Rashamon, because I figured you would have underlined it if you were interested.
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Post by: AAAutin on July 19, 2012, 03:59:14 PM
'89 Heathers - Wednesday, August 15th at 5:30pm
'90 Do the Right Thing - Wednesday, August 15th at 8:00pm

'08 Man on Wire - Saturday, August 25th at 2:30pm
'09 Let the Right One In - Saturday, August 25th at 5:00pm
'10 A Single Man - Saturday, August 25th at 8:00pm
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: michael x on July 19, 2012, 04:11:13 PM
I would move heaven and earth to see the Three Colors Trilogy on the big screen. 

Yeah, that day is going to be awesome.

I will spread it across a few days and pick 3 (as well as the underlined ones):

Breaking Away
Cinema Paradiso
8 Women

I did not pick Rashamon, because I figured you would have underlined it if you were interested.

Yeah, I probably should give Rashomon another shot. So many people love it. At the time, I was fresh off of some pretty deep philosophy courses and Rashomon was shallow in comparison. I bet the story comes off better (it is Kurosawa, after all) with a bit of distance.

;D @ '11 and '12. If those films define those years the artistic world is pretty CINECAST!ed  :P

Hah. I think these were the best-performing films at their box office the past two years. The Artist was insanely popular down here. The King's Speech definitely feels like a weak choice - I would have preferred they sneak in something cinematic, like Uncle Boonmee or The Tree of Life. Problem is, we definitely had walk-outs and boos at The Tree of Life screening I attended. The dinosaurs, in particular, were not popular.
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Post by: Verite on July 19, 2012, 04:15:52 PM
Another vote for Do the Right Thing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on July 19, 2012, 05:49:45 PM
Just watch Weekend.
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Post by: Antares on July 19, 2012, 07:54:26 PM
I've got both versions of Gaslight at the library awaiting a pick up, which version should I watch first? The 1940 or the 1944?
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Post by: oldkid on July 19, 2012, 09:32:14 PM
If you were going to watch both, watch the 1940 British version first.  If you are going to watch one, watch the 1944 version.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on July 21, 2012, 04:05:54 PM
I will probably have time to catch up with ONE movie tomorrow night before taking off for another vacation week away from town.

There are two movies that are running now which I'd like to see, but which I fear are going for their last week. Tomorrow might be the last chance to see them.

So if I have to make a choice between the two of them, which one would you recommend me to pick first:

Take This Waltz
or
Weekend

?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on July 21, 2012, 08:29:43 PM
I have seen neither, but my choice would be Weekend.
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Post by: mousterpiece on July 21, 2012, 09:29:34 PM
Having seen Take This Waltz only, I'd be tempted to say Weekend. The former's not bad, but frustrating.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on July 22, 2012, 01:47:39 PM
I ended up watching Weekend. I'll be off for the rest of the week again so I won't have time to write about it for a little while. But I just wanted to say that it was awesome. Highly recommended, really.

It reminded me of Before Sunrise. Very touching, very true, I think (even though this world with drugs, sex with people you meet at bars etc is a little foreign to me). How I love movies that basically only consist of a long conversation!
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Post by: Totoro on July 22, 2012, 04:51:57 PM
Aweomse! It was my #7 of last year (http://whatsupwill.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/top-10-films-of-2011/). I wrote feedback to Adam and Josh that was read on the bonus content about how I felt Andrew Haigh should of been on their up and coming directors list.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on July 22, 2012, 04:57:06 PM
It may very well end up on my top 10 list this year. Not sure yet if it's a 4,5 or 5/5. But it's somewhere up there.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on July 22, 2012, 10:47:08 PM
Yes, I will get to 1974 films soon. But first - which one should I order next from netflix?

Aguirre: The Wrath of God
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant
My Dinner with Andre
Mysterious Object at Noon
Stalker
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Post by: roujin on July 22, 2012, 10:58:58 PM
Aguirre
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 22, 2012, 11:28:24 PM
Aguireed.
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Post by: 1SO on July 22, 2012, 11:32:17 PM
Fo you, Totoro, I would also say Aguirre.
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Post by: sdedalus on July 23, 2012, 12:32:47 AM
Aguireed.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 03, 2012, 05:08:38 PM
Shaping up to be one of those nights...

Vertigo
Boogie Nights
Ran
Chinatown


I reckon give me a reason or something and I'll take that in to consideration as well. For now...time for food!
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Post by: sdedalus on August 03, 2012, 05:13:32 PM
Quadruple feature!
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 03, 2012, 05:43:41 PM
 :P

Depending on the weather tomorrow I may get through them all yet. Looks like I'll be going with whatever is the shortest tonight though because I have to be out of the house around 9:30.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on August 03, 2012, 05:47:54 PM
I would guess Vertigo is shortest.
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Post by: george96 on August 03, 2012, 06:07:27 PM
Which one:

Buffalo '66
Chinatown
Infernal Affairs
Shaun of the Dead
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Post by: roujin on August 03, 2012, 06:38:21 PM
Buffalo
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Post by: sdedalus on August 03, 2012, 07:11:39 PM
Chinatown
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 03, 2012, 08:11:28 PM
I would guess Vertigo is shortest.

It was. That movie scared me a little bit. Quite good.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 03, 2012, 09:32:39 PM
Buffalo '66
Chinatown
Infernal Affairs
Shaun of the Dead

Quadruple feature!

Dig 'em all, but BUFFALO '66 is my favorite of the bunch.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on August 03, 2012, 09:47:34 PM
I would guess Vertigo is shortest.

It was. That movie scared me a little bit. Quite good

Nice!
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Post by: Totoro on August 06, 2012, 12:32:17 AM
I just got Hulu Plus. Which 1974 film should I watch first?

Place de la Republique
Sandakan No. 8
Je Tu Il Elle
Hearts and Minds
Lacombe Lucien
The Night Porter
Mahler
General Idi Amin Dada
Himiko
Alice in the Cities
Cartesius
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on August 06, 2012, 12:35:52 AM
Would love to hear what you think of Alice in the Cities. The most acclaimed on that list are probably Hearts and Minds and Lacombe Lucien.
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Post by: Totoro on August 06, 2012, 01:55:29 AM
Would love to hear what you think of Alice in the Cities. The most acclaimed on that list are probably Hearts and Minds and Lacombe Lucien.

They all seem so... depressing. I mean, I'll get to them, but after a closer look, I want something a little lighter right now.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 07, 2012, 02:18:17 PM
(http://landmarktheatres.com/Assets/Images/Films/109916.jpg) or (http://landmarktheatres.com/Assets/Images/Films/112457.jpg)?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mousterpiece on August 07, 2012, 02:23:06 PM
I've only seen Oslo, but if you're in the mood for something depressing (well-done, mind you), that's your ticket.
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Post by: pixote on August 07, 2012, 02:26:16 PM
They all seem so... depressing. I mean, I'll get to them, but after a closer look, I want something a little lighter right now.

Place de la Republique sounds light to me. And, even if it's not, at least it's short. :)

pixote
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 07, 2012, 02:35:09 PM
I've only seen Oslo, but if you're in the mood for something depressing (well-done, mind you), that's your ticket.

Was a huge fan of Reprise so I'm definitely leaning that way.
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Post by: Lobby on August 07, 2012, 03:02:03 PM
I've seen both and I think Oslo was better (though Elena is worth watching too).
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Post by: Totoro on August 07, 2012, 03:44:52 PM
(http://landmarktheatres.com/Assets/Images/Films/109916.jpg) or (http://landmarktheatres.com/Assets/Images/Films/112457.jpg)?

I had this same decision two months ago. I didn't like Elena that much. Go with Oslo.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 07, 2012, 03:58:40 PM
Oslo it is!
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Post by: ArmenianScientist on August 07, 2012, 04:06:03 PM
Oslo it is!

YES
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Post by: tinyholidays on August 10, 2012, 06:58:16 PM
So, I still haven't seen that new Batman. Wondering if we go see it tonight if I'll be unhappy afterward. S'this thing gonna make me unhappy? Or should I convince guy to see The Campaign instead. The posters for it have a lot of pugs.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 10, 2012, 07:19:12 PM
Well, there certainly aren't a lot of yuks in TDKR. But Tom Hardy does have a little bit of a techno-pug thing goin' on, so...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 10, 2012, 07:43:39 PM
I would rather see The Campaign, but don't think that TDKR will make you unhappy unless you end up cold on the film's quality.
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Post by: oldkid on August 11, 2012, 10:01:24 AM
And since the film's quality is top notch, I wouldn't worry about that.  It has much the same feel as TDK.  It all depends if you want to see a  Nolan Batman movie.
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Post by: Junior on August 11, 2012, 12:03:45 PM
I wouldn't call TDKR top notch, and using TDK as an example isn't good if you don't want to set up expectations the movie can't match.
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Post by: sdb_1970 on August 11, 2012, 03:21:23 PM
Definitely going to see 'The Master' in 70mm, but I'm wondering about the others in the series ...

http://www.indiewire.com/article/the-master-will-screen-in-70mm-as-part-of-alamo-drafthouse-series-70mm-at-the-ritz (http://www.indiewire.com/article/the-master-will-screen-in-70mm-as-part-of-alamo-drafthouse-series-70mm-at-the-ritz)
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Post by: roujin on August 11, 2012, 03:24:59 PM
Playtime, of course.
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Post by: sdedalus on August 11, 2012, 03:33:29 PM
Playtime, of course.

I hear Baraka in 70 is great as well.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 11, 2012, 04:16:55 PM
Need to track down if there will be 70MM screenings anywhere that wouldn't require spending hundreds of dollars to see this.
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Post by: exskiman on August 13, 2012, 01:48:17 PM
(http://landmarktheatres.com/Assets/Images/Films/109916.jpg) or (http://landmarktheatres.com/Assets/Images/Films/112457.jpg)?

I'd love to throw in my two cents for Elena. One of the best film I've seen in theaters this year but maybe there is something Russian-specific about it (my family comes from Russia).
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Post by: oldkid on August 13, 2012, 02:26:22 PM
I wouldn't call TDKR top notch, and using TDK as an example isn't good if you don't want to set up expectations the movie can't match.

I suppose you're right.  I'm just coming down off of a high of seeing it in IMAX, only my second film I've seen in that format.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 14, 2012, 11:32:41 PM
(http://landmarktheatres.com/Assets/Images/Films/109916.jpg) or (http://landmarktheatres.com/Assets/Images/Films/112457.jpg)?

I'd love to throw in my two cents for Elena. One of the best film I've seen in theaters this year but maybe there is something Russian-specific about it (my family comes from Russia).

tyhanks - will check it out on it post theatrical release.
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Post by: pixote on August 16, 2012, 10:18:08 PM
Docks of New York with a score by Robert Israel

     OR

Docks of New York with a score by Donald Sosin

pixote
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Post by: AAAutin on August 16, 2012, 11:32:22 PM
Israel. (AIPAC will thank you.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ArmenianScientist on August 18, 2012, 06:18:31 AM
Which post-Apocalypse Now Coppola films are worth seeing? Right now I'm thinking about seeing Tucker: The Man and his Dream (for Jeff Bridges) and Dracula (for Gary Oldman). I'm also considering The Outsiders, and Youth Without Youth for something more recent.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on August 18, 2012, 07:02:30 AM
If you can focus on Oldman's performance, and ignore some of the side issues (*cough*Keanu*cough*) then Dracula is a good film. Oh yeah and Tom Waits (on the good side of the equation).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on August 18, 2012, 11:49:58 AM
I can find something to like about most of them. Would stay away from Jack (because Robin Williams) and Rainmaker (because it's just unremarkable).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on August 18, 2012, 12:26:25 PM
Which post-Apocalypse Now Coppola films are worth seeing?

For me there's just two catagories:
-The films that could've been made by anybody, and are decent or awful (Tucker, Jack)
-The films that have a more distinctive feel, and are decent or awful (GFIII, Dracula)

His more obscure stuff is not the gem factory that it sometimes is for other directors.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Verite on August 18, 2012, 05:25:44 PM
Which post-Apocalypse Now Coppola films are worth seeing?

If you're not opposed to occasionally watching films primarily for their filmmaking and imagery, then I recommend One from the Heart and Rumble Fish.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ArmenianScientist on August 19, 2012, 06:35:13 PM
Thanks for the recommendations. I've settled on Rumble Fish, Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker, GF III, Dracula and Tetro.

Has anyone seen Michael Winterbottom's Jude? Is it worth checking out?



Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on August 20, 2012, 11:11:43 PM
Feeling indecisive:

2046
After Tomorrow
Alice in the Cities
And Quiet Flows the Don
Arabian Nights
Bright Star
Butley
Dance Party USA
Danton
The Enemy Below
A Face in the Crowd
Fun and Fancy Free
General Idi Amin Dada
Going Places
The Good Soldier Schweik
Hearts and Minds
Humain, tros humain
Il Grido
J'Accuse (1919)
Kisses
Mahler
Montreal Main
The Night Porter
The Ox-Box Incident
Place de la République
The Right Stuff
Sandakan No. 8
The Strange One
The Sweet Smell of Success
They Drive by Night
Throne of Blood
A Woman under the Influence

What should I watch and why?

Feel free to make a case for more than one. I'm not sleepy.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on August 20, 2012, 11:21:35 PM
A Woman under the Influence because it's the best film of 1974 with the best performance of 1974. It's a very draining film, so I'm not sure it's something you want to watch at night but if you're willing to watch people struggle through a rocky marriage and mental illness there's no better way to do it.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 20, 2012, 11:22:25 PM
The Right Stuff
A Woman Under the Influence

To take you high, and bring you low.
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Post by: pixote on August 20, 2012, 11:23:09 PM
Sounds like a plan!

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on August 25, 2012, 07:59:15 AM
I've got two DVDs that I've borrowed at my library. Not sure I'll be able to make both of them. So:

All About Eve

or

The Scent of Green Papaya

?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on August 25, 2012, 10:13:35 AM
Papaya!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on August 25, 2012, 10:20:26 AM
All About Eve
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on August 25, 2012, 10:21:44 AM
Return them and get The Lady Eve instead.
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Post by: Bondo on August 25, 2012, 10:39:58 AM
All About Eve is in the Bondo Collection.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on August 25, 2012, 07:17:24 PM
I've got two DVDs that I've borrowed at my library. Not sure I'll be able to make both of them. So:

All About Eve

or

The Scent of Green Papaya

?

Papaya,,, Not seen either but I have been enjoying Spicy Papaya salad everyday for the last 5 days.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 28, 2012, 09:50:06 AM
The two big contenders for tomorrow:

Lawless or Cosmopolis

These are also considered if anyone has a compelling case for one over those two:

Celeste and Jesse Forever
Diary of a Whimpy Kid: Dog Days
2016: Obama's America
ParaNorman (3-D?)
Robot & Frank
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure


There can only be one!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on August 28, 2012, 09:56:15 AM
Cosmopolis.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 28, 2012, 09:58:14 AM
Up to an early 2-0 lead for Cosmopolis.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 28, 2012, 10:02:46 AM
(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/screencrush.com/files/2012/08/oogieloves.jpg)
(http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/still/oogieloves-big-balloon-adv01.jpg)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 28, 2012, 10:07:59 AM
Golly, that looks CINECAST!ing cool. The vacuum has a face. The pillow has a face. The vacuum has arms, but the pillow has none. Probably why he looks so bummed. Man, that film is like the Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer of this year. Or the that movie about the kids dancing like in Step Up except they were a bunch of little kids movie of this year if that movie didn't already (presumably?) come out this year.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on August 28, 2012, 10:55:08 AM
I'll be very disappointed if you don't try The Beef.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 28, 2012, 01:52:40 PM
I should make it abundantly clear that whichever film I don't see this Wednesday, I will be seeing next Wednesday for certain. Whether it be Patz or The Beef, they both will get their dues.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 01, 2012, 05:37:34 PM
Boogie Nights
Margaret
(theatrical cut)
or a combination of Casa de mi Padre and The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Reckon the first to answer probably gets it, and I'd need to leave for the Redbox soon-ish for options 2 and 3 so let me know.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mousterpiece on September 01, 2012, 05:49:04 PM
If you've seen Boogie Nights before, go with Margaret. If not, go with BN.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 01, 2012, 05:50:52 PM
Alright, that works.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on September 01, 2012, 06:01:54 PM
Yeah, I think it's time you watched Margaret. You're already neck deep in the spoiler thread! ;)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 01, 2012, 06:05:17 PM
I just glance, I really haven't read all that much in there  :P
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Post by: Lobby on September 02, 2012, 02:49:55 PM
Just watched All About Eve in the last minute before I have to return the disk to the library tomorrow. But I might borrow it again on a later occasion so I can watch it again with commentary track. The one with the guy who has written an entire book about the movie seemed to be interesting.

And yes, in case that isn't clear, I absolutely loved  it! Great script, great acting... I'm glad I finally got around to see it. About time you'd say!

To Martin: I WILL see the papaya movie one day. Now I know they have it at the library. I just need to return it, but I'll get back to it as a part of my ambition to broathen my cinematic horizon eastwards.
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Post by: tjwells on September 17, 2012, 09:03:05 AM
(http://www.earthsmightiest.com/images/news/alien-vs-predator/GiftSet.jpg)

OR

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RrJ7f1SdL._SS400_.jpg)
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Post by: 1SO on September 17, 2012, 10:04:11 AM
Rambo
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Post by: smirnoff on September 17, 2012, 04:12:46 PM
Rambo!
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 19, 2012, 02:47:14 PM
For Friday:

The Master
The Master
The Master
The Master

or The Master?

Seriously though, I know 70MM is a big deal, but my uncultured self isn't taking that NYC trip solo to see it in its unbridled glory. That said, as someone who still barely even 'gets' aspect ratios (not saying it's the same thing, obvi, just giving a general example) is seeing it in 35MM preferred over digital?

I don't really know what 35MM is, just that it's half of 70MM I guess, which implies that it's half as good. So is half as good still 'better' than digital?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mousterpiece on September 19, 2012, 04:38:37 PM
I saw it in digital, sadly. But it's a brilliant movie in digital. Probably more awe-inspiring in 70MM, but the quality is the same no matter what format it's in, I wager.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ArmenianScientist on September 19, 2012, 07:05:50 PM
Does anyone know if Mathieu Kassovitz's Assassin(s) is worth watching? It's the second half of a double feature with Amelie, and I'm wondering if I should leave after Amelie.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on September 28, 2012, 01:16:13 PM
It's Friday night and I'm exhausted after a crazy day at work.

At home I can watch:

Marley
The Deep Blue Sea

In a theatre in the city I can watch Lawless.

Any strong recommendation? (I'm too tired to even decide!)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on September 28, 2012, 02:07:04 PM
Everyone seems to love The Deep Blue Sea, so I would go for that. Then you can listen to Worm's and Roujin's review of it on Cinema on the Road and see if you agree.  :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 28, 2012, 02:57:46 PM
Only one of these films features The Beef
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on October 01, 2012, 01:44:01 PM
Frankenweenie screening or North by Northwest on the big screen? I feel like this answers itself, but figured I would see what everybody says.

Note: I have seen NXNW before, for what it's worth.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 01, 2012, 01:47:32 PM
I feel like this answers itself

True.

Burton > Hitch
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Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on October 01, 2012, 01:52:45 PM
You may not get another chance to see NBNW on the big screen again and it definitely has scenes worthy of such a viewing. Frankenweenie will be around for several weeks. I vote NBNW.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: george96 on October 02, 2012, 06:48:33 PM
I recently had to pass up a chance to see Citizen Kane large. I'll be down about that one until I get to see it. Go see NXNW.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 03, 2012, 09:44:37 AM
Have to decide if I'm seeing Frankenweenie in 3-D or not. I should call up Timmy B and see what he thinks.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mousterpiece on October 03, 2012, 09:57:49 AM
I don't know that this qualifies as a ringing endorsement, but the 3-D was fine, in that I didn't think it was completely pointless, nor did it dim the image to a disastrous effect.

(Also, the movie's very good.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 03, 2012, 02:05:51 PM
Well, Burton tends to only make great films. Good to know there's no dimming. Perhaps I'll just decide by times.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on October 03, 2012, 10:08:02 PM
Well, Burton tends to only make great films. Good to know there's no dimming. Perhaps I'll just decide by times.

Go see in 3D, you have all the time in the world to watch 2D later in Blu-ray... 
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 03, 2012, 10:08:47 PM
Also a good point.
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Post by: Totoro on October 17, 2012, 12:11:47 AM
Tabu or Amour?
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Post by: ArmenianScientist on October 17, 2012, 12:38:08 AM
Amour is already slated for a December 19 Limited Release. Who knows when or if Tabu will get a decent US theatrical release. Plus, Amour isn't that great.

I say see Tabu. (This is for AFI Fest, right?)
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Post by: Totoro on October 17, 2012, 02:49:02 AM
Yessah.

You going?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ArmenianScientist on October 17, 2012, 03:17:48 AM
Yeah, I just did the registration thing yesterday.

Are the tickets really free? It sounds too good to be true.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on October 17, 2012, 03:58:51 PM
Yes it is. I saw 2012 best film of the year (so far) there last year. And yes, we should do a filmspotting meet up.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ArmenianScientist on October 17, 2012, 04:43:47 PM
That would be great! Are you going to see Holy Motors on Saturday November 3? I'm strongly considering going, but they're showing a free Bertolucci double feature of The Conformist and Partner at The Wilder Theater on that same night. Also, on November 16, the Nuart will start a week-long run of Holy Motors. Nevertheless, the grandeur of seeing Holy Motors at the Egyptian is probably too good to pass up. Plus, with all this talk of the film being so befuddling, it would be nice to see it twice in theaters.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on October 18, 2012, 12:41:06 AM
The schedule I hope for

11/1 (Thursday)
Hitchcock - 730

11/2 (Friday)
A Hijacking - 430* MAYBE!!!
Silver Linings Playbook - 800*
Reality - 1015*

11/3 (Saturday)
Beyond the Hills - 345*
Holy Motors - 700*
Lawrence Anyways - 1000*

11/4 (Sunday)
Something in the Air - 430
In Another Country - 730*
Quartet - 900*

11/6 (Tuesday) MAYBE!!!
Tabu - 430

11/8 (Thursday)
Lincoln - 700
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ArmenianScientist on October 18, 2012, 01:56:23 AM
Here's mine:

Nov 2 – Sunrise - 4:30 / Something in the Air - 7:00

Nov 3 – Beyond the Hills - 3:45 (maybe) / Holy Motors – 7:00 (maybe)

Nov 4 – Like Someone in Love - 6:15 / Room 237 - 9:00

Nov 5 – Post Tenebras Lux - 4:30 / Tabu - 7:15

Nov 8 – Lincoln - 7:00 (maybe)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on October 18, 2012, 04:37:07 AM
Did you like Silent Light? Because I've heard a lot of terrible/mixed things about Post Tenebras Lux. I need to give Reygadas a shot sometime, but not now.

I might do Room 237. It's a toss up between that and Lawrence Anyways. Two very highly anticipated films HAVE to land on the same day. Sigh.
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Post by: ArmenianScientist on October 18, 2012, 05:33:12 PM
I haven't seen Silent Light. I've also heard some pretty bad things about Post Tenebras Lux. A critic named Victor Morton who thought Silent Light was one of the best films of the last decade walked out of PTL, because of an extremely excessive orgy scene.

However, Reygadas did win best director at Cannes, and certain critics like Scott Tobias love the film, so i think it's still worth seeing. Also, it probably won't get a sizable theatrical release in the US.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on October 18, 2012, 07:48:03 PM
Silent Light is a reboot of Ordet amidst a conservative Mennonite family in Mexico.  Interesting, but not as good as the original.
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Post by: ArmenianScientist on October 19, 2012, 02:58:52 AM
Leos Carax is going to be at the 11/3 screening of Holy Motors. So that's good. I'm thinking about skipping Beyond the Hills to get in line for Holy Motors early, because it's bound to be a packed screening.

EDIT: Ugh, LACMA just changed the date for their Paul Thomas Anderson Q&A and The Master screening to Monday November 5, so I won't be seeing Post Tenebras Lux or Tabu on that day. I might try to see Tabu on Tuesday at 4:30.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on October 22, 2012, 04:54:35 PM
These are what I have waiting to be watched for the rest of Shocktober. Give me a ranking, if you can.

Bride of Frankenstein
Stakeland
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
The Haunting (60)

And from TCM:
The Black Cat
The Wolf Man
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on October 22, 2012, 04:58:02 PM
1. The Black Cat
2. Bride of Frankenstein
3. The Haunting (60)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on October 22, 2012, 07:22:20 PM
Bride of Frankenstein and Stakeland are equally good and give you almost bookends of horror. Where it began and how far it has developed. The Haunting is really good, slightly better than those two, but I'd prefer you watch it 3rd. Black Cat would just be to see if you agree more with Martin or myself.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on October 27, 2012, 09:08:17 AM
Looking for a Hitchcock back-up in case I'm unable to get a copy of Psycho today. Which of the following would you most recommend?

I Confess (1953)
Sabotage (1936)
Saboteur (1942)
Topaz (1969)


I Confess has Montgomery Clift, but beyond that it's the title I'm least interested in.
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Post by: MartinTeller on October 27, 2012, 11:26:02 AM
Sabotage
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Post by: verbALs on October 27, 2012, 12:15:12 PM
Sabotage def

I do like Montgomery Clift in a dress as well. Only Belmondo looks better.

Saboteur is poor apart from the expressionist start and The Statue of Liberty end.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on October 27, 2012, 01:11:02 PM
Thanks. I was ready to go with Plan B, but the store got Psycho back in that morning.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on October 27, 2012, 01:18:36 PM
Speaking of Psycho, if I don't go to the midnight showing tonight, I won't be fitting that one into my Hitchcocktober. We'll see, but I did just take the red eye in this morning so I am mighty tired.

Do I do it anyway?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on October 28, 2012, 02:30:59 PM
I wouldn't do it.  That would ruin the experience for me.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on November 01, 2012, 08:35:54 AM
Recognizing that I won't be able to see all of these in the theater, I need to pick one or two:

Looper
Frankenweenie
The Master
Cloud Atlas
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 01, 2012, 09:35:47 AM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

I breaks my heart to say The Master and Cloud Atlas. Frankenweenie is super dank though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mousterpiece on November 01, 2012, 10:01:56 AM
The Master. If not that, Looper.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on November 01, 2012, 11:54:26 AM
FLY, just to ease your mind, I will be watching all of these films.  Just not all in the theatre.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 01, 2012, 01:57:28 PM
I know, but rarely does one get to see a black and white creature feature on the big screen. Frankenweenie is something special, just not The Master and Cloud Atlas special.

For me:

Flight
Wreck It Ralph
The Sessions
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mousterpiece on November 01, 2012, 02:19:17 PM
I'd recommend you watch those movies in that order, Fly. All have redeeming qualities, but Flight is kind of the best one. (None are overall best-of material, though.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 01, 2012, 02:23:28 PM
May go by times then, or interest, in which case I guess WIR takes priority because of video games or whatever.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on November 02, 2012, 01:42:44 AM
I know, but rarely does one get to see a black and white creature feature on the big screen. Frankenweenie is something special, just not The Master and Cloud Atlas special.

Haven't had the chance to watch The Master or Cloud Atlas yet, both which I would choose before Frankenweenie.  That said, Frankenweenie looked pretty amazing to me in the theatre.  I almost dread to watch a Burton film but this one was quite special or dank.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 02, 2012, 09:26:32 AM
Overslept for the $5 WIR, so now I'll either go to Flight or the 3-D WIR, but probably not that one because I haven't had the time to check how the 3-D in that film is yet.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on November 02, 2012, 09:28:27 AM
That's okay, FLY, I lost my money to go to the theatre with, so I'll have to check out The Master another day :(
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 02, 2012, 09:37:02 AM
 :( Sorry to hear that.

I think rather than going to the theater today I'm probably just going to do a couple more job applications.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Beavermoose on November 06, 2012, 09:11:26 AM
Which of these should I go see tonight?

Argo
Seven Psychopaths
Frankenweenie
Flight
Man with the Iron Fists
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Pitch Perfect
Sinister
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mousterpiece on November 06, 2012, 09:22:34 AM
Of those, I haven't seen Iron Fists, but the others are all at least OK. But I'd recommend Seven Psychopaths.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on November 06, 2012, 11:05:55 AM
of all those I have only seen Frankenweenie so far which I think is well worth seeing. Of the rest I would be most interest to see Seven Psychopaths
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on November 06, 2012, 11:10:03 AM
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Pitch Perfect
Sinister

Oh these, I'd recommend Perks; unless you're gonna get a little drunk before showtime, then Pitch Perfect.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 06, 2012, 11:35:02 AM
Which of these should I go see tonight?

Argo
Seven Psychopaths
Frankenweenie
Flight
Man with the Iron Fists
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Pitch Perfect
Sinister

1. Frankenweenie
2. Seven Psychopaths
3. Man with the Iron Fists*
4. Perks*
5. Pitch Perfect*
6. Argo
7. Flight*
8. Sinister*

The * indicates films I haven't watched yet, but if I was to rank them based on what I know, have seen, and read this is how I would do it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sandy on November 06, 2012, 12:50:35 PM
If I were to pick up another Fuller movie today, which would you recommend?


Shock Corridor

(I missed my chance when it mattered) Forty Guns

The Big Red One
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on November 06, 2012, 12:55:11 PM
Shock Corridor. Literally mental. Even better in a double bill with Naked Kiss.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on November 06, 2012, 01:03:20 PM
Shock Corridor would be more appropriate for Noir-vember... but I think 40 Guns is a better movie.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on November 06, 2012, 01:14:31 PM
The Big Red One is the best of that bunch.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on November 06, 2012, 01:38:13 PM
Naked Kiss it is then.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sandy on November 06, 2012, 10:10:40 PM
Well that was helpful. ;D

Thanks for the endorsements verbALs, Martin and 1SO. I went with the Noir-vembery ones first, but Forty Guns and The Big Red One are both at my library, which I'll be getting in the next week or two. So basically the answer is all of them!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Antares on November 07, 2012, 03:58:30 PM
I've got two films left in the Columbia Film Noir collection Volume 1, which should I watch next?

(http://filmsnoir.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/thesniperpstr1.jpg)

or

(http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8028/7316650304_89e3baee25.jpg)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on November 07, 2012, 04:10:16 PM
I've got two films left in the Columbia Film Noir collection Volume 1, which should I watch next?

Sniper is the better film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Antares on November 14, 2012, 05:48:58 PM
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/3162/crisscrossburtlancaster.jpg)

or

(http://hollywoodrevue.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/east-side-west-side.jpg)
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Post by: 1SO on November 14, 2012, 06:02:30 PM
This month Duryea trumps Stanwyck.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on November 14, 2012, 07:25:58 PM
But that other one is produced by Voldemort!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on November 19, 2012, 02:52:38 PM
My latest catch from the library:

Sweet Smell of Success
Tokyo Story
Barney's version

As always there's no guarantee they won't bee to scratched to watch. But provided they work, which movie should I prioritize if you were to decide?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mousterpiece on November 19, 2012, 03:17:33 PM
Sweet Smell of Success
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on November 19, 2012, 03:27:24 PM
1. Sweet Smell of Success
2. Tokyo Story




3. Barney's version
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 19, 2012, 03:30:36 PM
Sweet Smell of Success
This.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on November 19, 2012, 04:46:15 PM
I quite liked Barney's Version, but yea, pretty sure I would watch the other two first as well. For sure.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on November 19, 2012, 04:53:31 PM
I just realized I got Barney's Version mixed up with Benny's Video.  I haven't seen Barney's Version.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on November 20, 2012, 02:18:04 PM
Birthday money/ Noir-vember tie-in.

Which of these fits Noir-vember better? Quai des brumes or Le jour se leve? I think Gabin is pure noir. I'm leaning Qdb at the moment.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on November 20, 2012, 02:41:26 PM
I prefer QDB, but LJSL has a more direct tie-in to noir, it was remade as The Long Night.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on November 20, 2012, 06:37:59 PM
I vote Le jour se leve. I'm not nearly as fond of Quai des brumes.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on November 22, 2012, 12:02:49 PM
iTunes has a surprisingly cheap hd version of Qdb & LOVEfilm are sending Ljsl next. So, sometime this weekend I'll double bill them!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on December 03, 2012, 10:49:43 PM
What are the chances I'd enjoy Safety Not Guaranteed?  My wife got it fromthe library, she loved it and said I should watch it.  I don't know much about it, but you all should know my tastes pretty well by now.

If it makes any difference, I enjoy AUbrey Plaza on P&R, and Mark Duplass on The League.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on December 03, 2012, 10:57:42 PM
It's pretty cutesy... dunno if that's up your alley or not. Some of the comedic elements are pretty fresh and some aren't. You'll know where you stand after the first 20 minutes or so....
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on December 03, 2012, 11:01:55 PM
What are the chances I'd enjoy Safety Not Guaranteed?

I think you'll get some yuks out of it in the beginning, but lose patience with it by the end.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on December 03, 2012, 11:09:18 PM
I would give it 50% and suspect you to grade it around the same.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on December 03, 2012, 11:11:19 PM
Sounds like the odds are too slim for me to bother, considering how much other stuff I have on tap.  Thanks!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Verite on December 03, 2012, 11:19:16 PM
I liked Safety Not Guaranteed because of Duplass' performance.  A weaker performance from him or anyone else in that role and it's likely I don't like the film.  It's all in the bags under his eyes. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 04, 2012, 08:25:57 AM
I echo AAAutin and 1SO.

I'll also add that Andre is my favorite character on The League. That episode two or three weeks ago with The Body, Tug, and The Seed was CINECAST!ing fantastic. The only thing that would have made it the best of the series was if Rafi was also in it. Unfortunately, that just might be too much incredible for one half hour (with commercials).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on December 05, 2012, 11:39:00 PM
Lincoln or Silver Linings Playbook?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 06, 2012, 01:12:10 AM
Lincoln.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on December 06, 2012, 01:19:05 AM
I have not seen either, but I would choose Silver Linings Playbook
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on December 06, 2012, 01:35:31 AM
Lincoln or Silver Linings Playbook?

LINCOLN!!!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 06, 2012, 08:58:05 AM
Silver Linings, I guess. Have to rep Philly.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on December 13, 2012, 02:56:46 PM
The Hobbit (standard format)
The Hobbit (3D)
The Hobbit (Imax)
The Hobbit (3D Imax)
The Hobbit (high-frame-rate 3D)
The Hobbit (high-frame-rate Imax 3D)

Help.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 13, 2012, 02:58:24 PM
Yes.

I plan on going standard and then high-frame-rate 3D this weekend.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 13, 2012, 02:58:54 PM
All. We need another in depth analysis of frame rates and screen sizes.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on December 13, 2012, 03:03:58 PM
The Hobbit (standard format)
The Hobbit (3D)
The Hobbit (Imax)
The Hobbit (3D Imax)
The Hobbit (high-frame-rate 3D)
The Hobbit (high-frame-rate Imax 3D)

Help.

pixote

I guess if you're a curious person who doesn't want to rely on rumors but wants to make your own opinion on HFR you should watch it that way. If I had all those options I'd go for Imax without 3D and HFR. I always value size over everything else. Sadly there's no IMAX available in Sweden so to see it that we I would have to go abroad...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mousterpiece on December 13, 2012, 03:33:24 PM
The Hobbit (standard format)
The Hobbit (3D)
The Hobbit (Imax)
The Hobbit (3D Imax)
The Hobbit (high-frame-rate 3D)
The Hobbit (high-frame-rate Imax 3D)

Help.

pixote

Standard format. Avoid high-frame-rate.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on December 13, 2012, 04:19:59 PM
I'd do IMAX without 3D or High Frame.    Of course, I can't actually see 3D (it all comes out fuzzy for me), so that's a no brainer.  I guess I'd stick to what I know works. IMAX is amazing and I'm sure to have a good experience without the extra bells and whistles.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on December 14, 2012, 07:45:22 AM
48 FPS is only for 3D showings. I don't believe there are any non-48 FPS 3D showings.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 14, 2012, 09:17:09 AM
I want to see it in high frame rate, but I don't think my other friends do, so I guess I won't be seeing it that way because it's highly unlikely I go twice.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on December 14, 2012, 05:43:12 PM
The Standard Version looked awful - the fifteen minutes I was awake for, at least. More on this when time permits.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: toro913 on December 14, 2012, 05:59:33 PM
The high-frame rate is a mixed to negative bag, stuff looks great from a distance (sweeping vistas) but movement in mid shot and close-up is jarring. It did look like people were moving too fast at the beginning, but my brain adjusted to it and about 30 minutes in I stopped seeing it. It makes CGI and more specifically the movement of CGI people/animals look completely artificial.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sandy on December 14, 2012, 07:27:03 PM
The Standard Version looked awful - the fifteen minutes I was awake for, at least. More on this when time permits.

pixote

That was a long nap. My Wreck it Ralph nap was a lot shorter.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on December 14, 2012, 07:32:20 PM
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
The Most Beautiful
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on December 14, 2012, 08:09:55 PM
Mishima.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on December 15, 2012, 10:11:21 AM
Is Wuthering Heights worth seeing? I don't want to be the Beta tester.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Beavermoose on December 15, 2012, 08:09:42 PM
Is Wuthering Heights worth seeing? I don't want to be the Beta tester.
I've seen it and liked it a lot. If you liked Fish Tank I think its worth seeing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: goodguy on December 15, 2012, 08:10:59 PM
Among this year's best for me. OAD loved it too, Bondo hated it (IIRC).

EDIT:
LOL. No reply for 10h and then two at the same time.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 15, 2012, 08:17:42 PM
I've seen it described as Grandrieux-lite, which is an interesting enough proposition.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on December 15, 2012, 10:35:31 PM
I reckon my concerns with Wuthering Heights (gave it a low C) were mostly tied in with the story and not the direction.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on December 17, 2012, 01:24:12 PM
My daughter came back from her Architecture course in Liverpool and asked for some films to watch over Christmas. Swoon, the responsibility.

She wanted fairly modern stuff, with one old classic of my choice as the fifth choice. I went;

Take Shelter
Persepolis
Days Of Heaven
Raising Arizona
Double Indemnity


Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 17, 2012, 01:40:56 PM
Days of Heaven, obviously.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 17, 2012, 03:25:30 PM
Days of Heaven, obviously.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on December 17, 2012, 03:30:37 PM
I hope she does watch it. She asked for "something arty" and this was my choice. I think DoH is a very grounded film. At the same time it is transcendent. So it's high art because it is both heaven and earth together. Plus launching Marienbad at her wouldn't exactly be "baby steps".
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on December 17, 2012, 10:33:02 PM
WATCH OR AVOID: 2012 Edition

Al Weiwei: Never Sorry
Alps
Arbitrage
Bill W.
Crazy Horse
The Day He Arrives
First Position
Frankenweenie
For a Good Time, Call...
Gerard Richter Painting
Headhunters
The Imposter
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Paranorman
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Queen of Versailles
Sleepwalk with Me
Take this Waltz
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 17, 2012, 10:35:23 PM
I can vouch for Paranorman, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Sleepwalk With Me.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 17, 2012, 10:38:43 PM
WATCH OR AVOID: 2012 Edition

The Day He Arrives
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: goodguy on December 17, 2012, 10:51:06 PM
Alps
Arbitrage
Crazy Horse
Gerhard Richter Painting
Paranorman
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Sleepwalk with Me
Take this Waltz
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on December 17, 2012, 11:04:23 PM
For a good time call... is forgettable
Jiro dreams of sushi is quite good
The perks of being a wallflower may be my favorite of the year

Haven't seen the rest
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: toro913 on December 17, 2012, 11:08:32 PM
Now that I've managed to access American Netflix an am no longer stuck with the shitty Canadian version (why did it take me this long to try to do this?), I feel like I have way too much to choose and have been staring at my new found movie wealth for half an hour. Somebody choose for me.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 17, 2012, 11:11:57 PM
The Deep Blue Sea? Have you seen that?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 17, 2012, 11:12:11 PM
Watch Sunny.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: toro913 on December 17, 2012, 11:13:49 PM
Deep Blue Sea wins on account of being 30 minutes shorter and I have to wake up in 7 hours.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 17, 2012, 11:17:35 PM
That's how I make my viewing decisions, too.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: toro913 on December 17, 2012, 11:26:13 PM
If any Canadians (or Brits I guess) are still stuck with non-US netflix, it's an incredibly easy thing to fix.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 17, 2012, 11:27:46 PM
I really hope you have that all important preposition in there. I mean, I like Deep Blue Sea a lot for what it is, but I wouldn't really recommend it. Anaconda, on the other hand...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: toro913 on December 17, 2012, 11:33:48 PM
I don't care what people say LL Cool J was born to play a post-war British housewife.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 17, 2012, 11:36:59 PM
That's why he named his parrot "Bird," it was a colloquialism!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on December 18, 2012, 12:59:26 AM
WATCH OR AVOID: 2012 Edition


I've only seen a few of those but forever what it's worth:

Headhunters is a real treat, watch it for fun when you need to be energized.
Take this Walz is okish.
Avoid Alps at all costs.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on December 18, 2012, 01:26:29 AM
How would you guys rank what will be my one option for this week- Killing Them Softly, Hitchcock, Anna Karenina, or The Hobbit.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ArmenianScientist on December 18, 2012, 02:16:37 AM
Killing Them Softly is good. Anna Karenina is not good. Haven't seen the others.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: goodguy on December 18, 2012, 03:23:17 AM
WATCH OR AVOID: 2012 Edition
Avoid Alps at all costs.

Nah. While I didn't like it much, it at least has interesting ideas. Any film provoking such a strong and repeatedly stated dislike should certainly not be avoided. The idea of telling people to not watch a film seems strange to me anyways (even if Totoro asked for it).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on December 18, 2012, 04:21:51 AM
I don't have the habit to tell people what movies to avoid. I like most movies I see and I prefer to speak about the positives. But as you pointed out: Totoro asked specifially for this. Alps is one of the two movies I've liked least during 2012. (Rock of Ages is the other one).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 18, 2012, 08:49:25 AM
Frankenweenie is probably the best animated film of 2012.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on December 18, 2012, 08:55:41 AM
Frankenweenie is probably the best animated film of 2012.

I will agree but then it was the only one I watched.  Besides that, it will still pretty damn good, animated or not.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 19, 2012, 09:18:36 AM
Give me order priority:

Rust and Bone
This is 40
The Impossible
Cirque du Soleli: Worlds Away 3D

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on December 19, 2012, 10:27:13 AM
The Impossible
Rust and Bone
This is 40
Cirque du Soleli: Worlds Away 3D

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 19, 2012, 09:59:02 PM
Interesting. That CdS trailer looks CINECAST!ing nuts.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on December 19, 2012, 10:09:44 PM
Interesting. That CdS trailer looks CINECAST!ing nuts.

You're right, I would now change the order
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 19, 2012, 10:11:43 PM
What would the new (world) order be?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on December 19, 2012, 10:19:02 PM
It would move to the top, everything else down one notch. 
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on December 20, 2012, 06:13:01 PM
Would my mom enjoy Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale? Does it have Christmas spirit or just Christmas characters? How about It Happened on Fifth Avenue? Is that one any good?

Also, any recommendations for murder mysteries/whodunits or adventures on Instant Netflix, Hulu Plus, or Amazon Prime? Preferably movies without too many characters (it gets so confusing!) and without anybody climbing up a rickety ladder (too stressful for mom).

Here of some examples of movies my mom would love to watch for the first time right now (had she not already seen them): A Late Quartet (film of the year! this year's Bucket List!); Argo; Rope (or any other Hitchcock); Gone with the Wind (best film ever, except maybe for It's Wonderful Life); Bridesmaids; You've Got Mail; Sophie's Choice; E.T.; Home Alone; and The Bridges of Madison County.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sandy on December 20, 2012, 07:39:23 PM
Does she like Barbara Stanwyck? This is really cute.

(http://i47.tinypic.com/30kyidy.jpg)

It's about the same tier as It Happened on 5th Avenue.

Highest tier would be:

While You Were Sleeping (This is at Christmas time and I put it first because your wonderful mom likes You've Got Mail!)
White Christmas
It's a Wonderful Life (but she already knows this)
Muppet Christmas Carol
Charlie Brown Christmas
A Christmas Story
Elf (I can't help it :) )
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

And somewhere in between:

The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Miracle on 34th Street
Scrooge (1970)


These are the best equivalents I can give you (Some of hers I haven't seen.):

A Late Quartet--The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Argo--Where Eagles Dare
Rope--Charade
Gone with the Wind--Little Women (1994)
Bridesmaids--What's Up, Doc?
You've Got Mail--Return to Me
Sophie's Choice--The Reader? (haven't seen it)
E.T.--The Iron Giant
Home Alone--Matilda
The Bridges of Madison County--Places in the Heart

whodunits or adventures: How to Steal a Million
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on December 20, 2012, 11:13:10 PM
Sandy, what about Holiday Inn? It's the start of my Christmas viewing. Crosby and Astaire. Am in in the minority thinking this is better than White Christmas?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on December 21, 2012, 12:44:59 AM
Yes.

There is black face in Holiday Inn. There is no blackface in White Christmas. This alone makes it instantly better. :P
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sandy on December 21, 2012, 01:10:44 AM
Yeah, and White Christmas has "I'd Rather See a Minstrel Show"/"Mister Bones." I don't usually go to Whoopie Goldberg for quotes (unless she's channeling Guinan), but her Looney Tunes intro applies across the board. :)

"... are products of their time. Unfortunately at that time, racial and ethnic differences were caricatured  in ways that may have embarrassed or hurt people of color, women and ethnic groups. Now nobody intended it, but that's what happened. Now some of the cartoons here reflect some of the prejudices that were common place in American society, especially when it came to the treatment of ethnic and racial minorities. Now these jokes were wrong then and they are wrong today, but removing these inexcusable images and jokes from this collection, would be the same as saying they never existed, so they are presented here to accurately reflect a part of our history that cannot and should not be ignored."


1SO, I haven't seen Holiday Inn since I was young, but I do have a copy now. I'll watch it tomorrow and report back.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on December 21, 2012, 06:40:42 AM
Would my mom enjoy Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale? Does it have Christmas spirit or just Christmas characters?

I believe there is a bit of gory violence in Rare Exports, more has Santa Claus in it, rather than Christmas Spirit (I think SC goes on a bit of a killing spree).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 21, 2012, 07:54:04 AM
Sandy, what about Holiday Inn? It's the start of my Christmas viewing. Crosby and Astaire. Am in in the minority thinking this is better than White Christmas?
I hate White Christmas and think Holiday Inn is pretty fun. White Christmas a lot of terrible songs, with such deeply asinine refrains as "Snow snow snow snow snow!" and "Gee, I wish I was back in the army!"
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on December 21, 2012, 08:01:47 AM
I thought something was off with us agreeing about this. Then you brought up "Gee, I wish I was back in the army!", which is my favorite original song from White Christmas. *whew*
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on December 21, 2012, 10:15:06 AM
Sandy, Christmas:

Remember the Night
The Shop Around the Corner
Meet Me in St. Louis
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on December 21, 2012, 10:25:57 AM
I saw Alps mentioned a couple times in this thread.

I thought, "Wait, isn't Alps on Netflix Instant now?"

Then I thought, "I've been wanting to see that.  Dogtooth was pretty fine, but disturbing."

Then I thought, "Wait. Did I already see Alps?"

After I realized that I watched it no more than two weeks ago,  I thought, "Oh yeah.  That was pretty dull, huh?"

I think the word is: forgettable.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sandy on December 21, 2012, 10:33:36 AM
Sandy, Christmas:

Remember the Night
The Shop Around the Corner
Meet Me in St. Louis

 :)) sdedalus! I will, most definitely!

That's what I get for trying to throw together a Christmas movie list off the top of my head.  There really is no excuse.

Top Tier edit:
The Shop Around the Corner
Meet Me in St. Louis

I've never heard of Remember the Night. It looks wonderful and if I can find it, you've just given me a most perfect Christmas present!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on December 21, 2012, 10:38:36 AM
It plays on TCM occasionally, looks like there's a DVD at tcm.com and amazon.  It's worth buying.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on December 21, 2012, 10:44:21 AM
I will 2nd Remember the Night, which I enjoy even more than Christmas in Connecticut. I remember a slow scene towards the beginning but after that it's a genuine charmer.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on December 21, 2012, 11:58:55 AM
Sandy, what about Holiday Inn? It's the start of my Christmas viewing. Crosby and Astaire. Am in in the minority thinking this is better than White Christmas?
I hate White Christmas and think Holiday Inn is pretty fun. White Christmas a lot of terrible songs, with such deeply asinine refrains as "Snow snow snow snow snow!" and "Gee, I wish I was back in the army!"
"Snow, Snow, Snow" is funny!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 21, 2012, 01:37:25 PM
No no no no no.  :(

Sisters does amuse me, though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on December 21, 2012, 11:03:32 PM
Well, it can only be "asinine" if they're taking themselves seriously - they aren't. :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: rajeevsingh on December 22, 2012, 05:25:04 AM
Enter the Void
or
The American


I would suggest the American..I have watched it and thats a fab movie..
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 26, 2012, 06:34:06 PM
Looking for a weekend thing if I watch something in addition to Paranorman. I guess it rank them if you don't mind:

The Deep Blue Sea
Oslo, August 31st
Wuthering Heights


Or throw something else up there that's relatively shortish. Who knows. Your call. FLY is your mold. He's going to RedBox the ParaNorman Blu-Ray regardless though assuming they don't rent out all the copies.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 26, 2012, 06:35:18 PM
Watch Oslo before Deep Blue Sea, haven't seen Wurthering Heights yet.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 26, 2012, 06:37:25 PM
Okay. I shall tentatively pencil them in that manner, though willing to hear others as well, obvi.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on December 26, 2012, 06:52:12 PM
I haven't seen any yet though Oslo, August 31st is of most interest.  Don't think I will get the chance to watch it until next week though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ArmenianScientist on December 26, 2012, 07:47:55 PM
Oslo and The Deep Blue Sea are both great. Wuthering Heights is not. The Kid With a Bike (87 minutes) and The Color Wheel (82 minutes) are both short and great. The Color Wheel is available as a rental on Itunes for $5 and The Kid With a Bike is on Netflix Instant.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on December 27, 2012, 03:41:56 AM
Looking for a weekend thing if I watch something in addition to Paranorman. I guess it rank them if you don't mind:

The Deep Blue Sea
Oslo, August 31st
Wuthering Heights


Or throw something else up there that's relatively shortish. Who knows. Your call. FLY is your mold. He's going to RedBox the ParaNorman Blu-Ray regardless though assuming they don't rent out all the copies.
Haven't seen Oslo, but Wuthering Heights and Deep Blue Sea are among my absolute favorites of this last year. Please see them. :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: goodguy on December 27, 2012, 04:09:45 AM
Wuthering Heights is terrific, The Deep Blue Sea and Oslo are both pretty good.
Jess + Moss is still my favorite of the year, only 82min long, and seems to be available on Netflix Instant as far as I can tell from outside the US.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Verite on December 27, 2012, 03:17:57 PM
Jess + Moss is still my favorite of the year, only 82min long, and seems to be available on Netflix Instant as far as I can tell from outside the US.

It's also available on Hulu.  No account needed.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on December 31, 2012, 10:04:11 AM
Hello EVERYONE,

I'm very excited to announce that you can all watch It's Love I'm After online (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xm8ufl_it-s-love-i-m-after_shortfilms#.UOG1x46bhEA).

One of my Top 20 Discoveries of 2012, one of my Top 5 Screwball comedies. Starring Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland and Eric Blore.

It's Love I'm After (1937) 4/5 -
How this film is not mentioned in the same breath as Bringing Up Baby, My Man Godfrey and His Girl Friday is beyond me. It has everything you could want in a screwball comedy...top notch performances, gut busting laughter and a first rate screenplay.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 02, 2013, 08:06:14 PM
Anyone here think I should prioritize Take This Waltz or just catch up on something like Magic Mike instead? Thinking of 'bigger' films I missed that I can readily watch now.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on January 02, 2013, 08:12:22 PM
Anyone here think I should prioritize Take This Waltz or just catch up on something like Magic Mike instead?

I like MAGIC MIKE about a kajillion times better than TAKE THIS WALTZ. (But I'm probably in the minority.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 02, 2013, 08:13:01 PM
Hmm, wonder if any Redboxes have MM. I imagine that's something to see in the highest quality possible, yeah?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on January 02, 2013, 08:14:57 PM
Hmm, wonder if any Redboxes have MM. I imagine that's something to see in the highest quality possible, yeah?

For the dance sequences, sure. Everything else is lo-fi Sodey style.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 02, 2013, 08:15:20 PM
Think big, FLY, always think big!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ArmenianScientist on January 02, 2013, 08:15:57 PM
Hmm, wonder if any Redboxes have MM. I imagine that's something to see in the highest quality possible, yeah?

Yes, it is quite the visual feast... because of Soderbergh of course.

Much better than Take This Waltz.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on January 05, 2013, 09:04:44 PM
Documentary Edition

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
The Imposter - George
Jiro Dreams of Sushi - JDC
Marley
The Queen of Versailles - JDC, George
Shut Up and Play the Hits
Side by Side


Choose the two most important films I should watch.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on January 05, 2013, 09:12:18 PM
Don't know about important, but I am watching The Queen of Versailles now and it is quite good.  Jiro Dreams of Sushi will be next
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: george96 on January 05, 2013, 09:34:46 PM
The Queen of Versailles gets a big thumbs up from me. The only other one I've seen from that list is Jiro, and I liked it less than most others I'm hearing from. I'm most interested in The Imposter, though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on January 14, 2013, 06:04:42 PM
PTA's The Master or James Gray's The Yards?  I'm going to watch both, but which one do I prioritize?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 14, 2013, 06:06:22 PM
THE YARDS, obviously!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on January 14, 2013, 06:41:08 PM
The Master for thr Filmspots!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 14, 2013, 06:56:07 PM
Haven't seen The Yards, but I'd say The Yards. Save the best for last or whatever.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on January 16, 2013, 04:37:55 PM
Prioritize this list for me please:

Amazing Spider-man
Dredd
Frankenweenie
Lawless
ParaNorman
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 16, 2013, 04:39:02 PM
None.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on January 16, 2013, 04:39:27 PM
Shocking.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 16, 2013, 04:39:41 PM
Based on my year end list:

ParaNorman
The Amazing Spider-Man
Dredd
Frankenweenie

Haven't seen Lawless.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: goodguy on January 16, 2013, 04:51:11 PM
Lawless
ParaNorman
Dredd
Frankenweenie
Amazing Spider-man
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on January 16, 2013, 07:43:22 PM
Prioritize this list for me please:

1.) Dredd
2.) Lawless
3.) Frankenweenie
4.) ParaNorman

(Haven't seen the one concerning Mr. -Man.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 17, 2013, 09:28:12 AM
1. Frankenweenie
2. ParaNorman
3. Dredd
4. Shia/#TeaMia/Chastain/Hardy
5. Garfield/#TeamEmma C Team

There are all pretty good movies though, all watchable at the very least even if only one is truly 'good' in a broader context. Might flip 4 and 5, but Shia is worth it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 17, 2013, 04:23:21 PM
Looking for as many votes as possible. Which should I watch if I can only watch one:

Amour
Cosmopolis
Wuthering Heights
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 17, 2013, 04:24:44 PM
Wuthering Heights, because I haven't seen it and I'm not all that enamored with the other two.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on January 17, 2013, 04:26:12 PM
Amour because it is divisive + Oscars.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 17, 2013, 04:27:40 PM
Cosmopolis.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: goodguy on January 17, 2013, 04:27:54 PM
Wuthering Heights
Cosmopolis

Haven't seen Amour yet. And I suspect Cosmopolis is more your thing than WH.
Not really helpful, I guess.

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 17, 2013, 04:29:36 PM
Given the roujin rule the current count is 2 for Cosmopolis, 2 for Wuthering Heights, and 1 for Amour.

Thanks for the quick replies and keep them coming. This decision won't be made until tomorrow afternoon, so I'm looking to the forums to tell me what I should be prioritizing as I start wrapping up 2012.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on January 17, 2013, 04:32:32 PM
I haven't seen any of them, but Amour is the one I'm most interested in.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 17, 2013, 04:32:53 PM
All knotted up!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdb_1970 on January 17, 2013, 04:36:26 PM
Should I attend a press screening of 'Warm Bodies'? ... Upsides: it's free and I liked '50/50' (same director) ... Downsides: Battling late rush hour traffic (probably 45 minutes) to get there, and what are the chances this could be good?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 17, 2013, 04:37:34 PM
Should I attend a press screening of 'Warm Bodies'? ... Upsides: it's free and I liked '50/50' (same director) ... Downsides: Battling late rush hour traffic (probably 45 minutes) to get there, and what are the chances this could be good?

do it - we'll discuss it after this eve!

Edit: also THE WACKNESS (roujin certified™)!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on January 17, 2013, 04:40:22 PM
Go for it SDB.

Also, Wuthering Heights would be my second choice because it is so rare.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 17, 2013, 04:42:33 PM
The Wackness is horrible. 50/50 is middling.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on January 17, 2013, 04:49:05 PM
FLY, Wuthering Heights
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 17, 2013, 04:53:48 PM
The Wackness is horrible. 50/50 is middling.

I thought The Wackness was roujin certified™ but I couldn't remember, thanks!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on January 17, 2013, 05:21:40 PM
I should have gone to see Wuthering Heights when I had the chance. So that's my vote, having not seen the other two either.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on January 17, 2013, 05:24:07 PM
It is my #1 priority right now to see Amour.  But it's not playing in my area.  But someone ought to see it.  Might as well be you.

Cosmopolis you should watch on DVD when you get a chance, but it's not worth going out of your way for.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 17, 2013, 06:39:40 PM
All three of these options are basically DVD, if that means anything. That is to say none will be on the big screen. Though presumably Amour will/would/could be on the big screen in about a week or two. I'm not sure what that thing's Philly release schedule looks like.

Wuthering Heights seems to be pulling ahead, but it may be tied with Amour. I have to do the maths. The roujin advantage is not helping Cosmopolis break its initial two votes. Keep 'em coming!

The Wackness is FLY certified. My assumption is that it's better than 50/50, but I would like to see 50/50 as well. Mary-Kate kills it in The Wackness. Interesting fact, FLY always fancied himself an Ashley man, but at present it all has changed. I guess Elizabeth Olsen pulled ahead. Who knows.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ArmenianScientist on January 17, 2013, 06:42:48 PM
Cosmopolis
Amour
Wuthering Heights

Choose the #6 film of 2012.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 17, 2013, 06:45:28 PM
Alternately, don't choose the #55 movie of 2012. That movie sucks.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 17, 2013, 06:47:06 PM
Tallies look like Wuthering Heights leads by one, with Amour and Cosmopolis both gaining two votes.* Excitement!

*This was a quick count, I may be off, but I think WH is in the lead and the other two are tied.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: george96 on January 17, 2013, 06:49:31 PM
Amour.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 17, 2013, 06:58:50 PM
Okay I just checked, looks like Amour comes to Philly (and potentially SoJo) a week from tomorrow, so I'm just going to forget about that one and wait until I can see it on the big screen because, when given the chance, I like to throw some monetary support to these things and the big screen experience is always the preferred one anyway.

That means only two remain...

Cosmopolis
Wuthering Heights


Who will move on?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 17, 2013, 07:02:46 PM
Haven't seen either, but the Binoche factor should be taken into consideration.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on January 17, 2013, 07:30:39 PM
I would say Amour but since you have the chance to go watch it, then Cosmopolis is of more interest but I hadn't seen it or WH
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: george96 on January 17, 2013, 08:20:17 PM
I would say Amour but since you have the chance to go watch it, then Cosmopolis is of more interest but I hadn't seen it or WH

Me too.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on January 18, 2013, 11:09:43 AM
The Last Stand or Mama?

I have been leaning The Last Stand all week, but there is some decent buzz about Mama too, and it has Jessica Chastain in it. Figured I would put it up for debate amongst everyone.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on January 18, 2013, 11:13:24 AM
I'm interested in both, which must be a first so early in the year. Go with Mama, the Chastain is strong with that one.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on January 18, 2013, 11:22:37 AM
It's not a redhead Chastain though...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 18, 2013, 12:05:22 PM
The Last Stand, how is this even a choice.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 18, 2013, 12:09:28 PM
Because Kim Jee-woon is no John Woo.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on January 18, 2013, 12:23:45 PM
It's not a redhead Chastain though...

That, plus Kim Jee-woon, who is not now what John Woo was back in the 90s, but he's far superior to Woo today and will probably have a longer lasting career. Even though I think this will be KJW's worst film but is such a strange hybrid it might be of interest.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 18, 2013, 03:50:49 PM
The Last Stand, how is this even a choice.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on January 18, 2013, 05:08:20 PM
Because Kim Jee-woon is no John Woo.

You mean that as a big plus, correct?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 18, 2013, 05:30:16 PM
That, plus Kim Jee-woon, who is not now what John Woo was back in the 90s, but he's far superior to Woo today and will probably have a longer lasting career. Even though I think this will be KJW's worst film but is such a strange hybrid it might be of interest.

Woo's last film, Red Cliff is one of his very best and was made forty years after his directorial debut. I look forward to the films Kim will be making in the 2040s.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 18, 2013, 05:53:29 PM
I just want to know which films will star Arnold in the 2040s.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: george96 on January 19, 2013, 11:32:17 AM
All three expiring on Netflix. How should I prioritize?

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjEzNzMzNzQzNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjExMTE3Mw@@._V1._SY317_CR9,0,214,317_.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6f/Winters_bone_poster.jpg/220px-Winters_bone_poster.jpg) (https://connected.giveanhour.org/show/free-film-screening-hell-and-back-again/image/2008090514-112-313-400x300/Hell+and+Back.png)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 19, 2013, 12:08:01 PM
Winter's Bone, first.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on January 20, 2013, 11:52:38 AM
Definitely Winter's Bone
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on January 22, 2013, 04:27:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rmpeiXh.jpg)

$35 Die Hard Marathon. The theater is right next to where I live and I don't have to stay for all 5 movies. I haven't seen Die Hard on the big screen in 25 years. Is it worth the money to watch that, probably catch Part 2 and then come back for a sneak peek of the latest one (even though that looks horrible)?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: shuabert on January 22, 2013, 04:37:01 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rmpeiXh.jpg)

$35 Die Hard Marathon. The theater is right next to where I live and I don't have to stay for all 5 movies. I haven't seen Die Hard on the big screen in 25 years. Is it worth the money to watch that, probably catch Part 2 and then come back for a sneak peek of the latest one (even though that looks horrible)?

Dafuq? Stay for all of them. They're all great and the new one looks like lots of fun.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on January 22, 2013, 04:50:38 PM
Seriously. I loved With a Vengence. Haven't seen 4 tho.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on January 22, 2013, 05:51:50 PM
I liked all four Die Hards. But I had to cover my eyes during Kevin Smith's scenes in 4.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: shuabert on January 23, 2013, 12:30:00 AM
Seriously. I loved With a Vengence. Haven't seen 4 tho.

I think Vengeance is the second best after the original.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 23, 2013, 01:39:46 AM
agree, also 4 is worse than 2.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: shuabert on January 23, 2013, 10:40:45 AM
I think 2 is the weakest, but that to me doesn't mean much. It's still great. Sadler is just not a compelling villain like all the other movies have.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on January 23, 2013, 03:47:24 PM
Considering trying the 4.5 hr Mysteries of Lisbon tonight. Good idea? Is there a logical break point if I choose to break it in two?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on January 23, 2013, 03:56:57 PM
I believe there is, but I'm not sure.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 23, 2013, 04:09:56 PM
Yes, there's an intermission in there, I'm pretty sure. Or when you get it, it'll be on two disks and there's a clear break inbetween disks.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on January 23, 2013, 04:15:48 PM
Netflix Instant....
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 23, 2013, 04:30:32 PM
There should be an obvious break about two and a half hours in, if my memory serves.  The film has pretty obvious chunks and takes place over a number of years, so title cards come maybe every 30 mins or so, therefore you could even make your own intermission.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on January 31, 2013, 08:16:34 AM
Considering doing all the Oscar nominated shorts tomorrow (Doc, Animated, Live Action). It would be an all day affair. Has anyone ever done this, or is it something anyone would recommend?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 31, 2013, 08:54:59 AM
Pass on Doc if possible  :P

These are running in Philly right now, not sure for how much longer. I would like to go one year, but don't think I'll be making it this one.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 31, 2013, 09:12:04 AM
Considering doing all the Oscar nominated shorts tomorrow (Doc, Animated, Live Action). It would be an all day affair. Has anyone ever done this, or is it something anyone would recommend?

I usually do both the live and ani's in the same day (they start here tomorrow as well). The doc program isn't usually shown at the same theater. check on the program length though. The Ani's last year were short enough that they added like 4 or 5 extra shorts to fill out the program length and even then it came in under 2hrs, which will most likely happen again given that the combined length of all but Adam and Dog (no time listed on IMDB) is 25m.

The doc's in general are usually longer so that may be anywhere between a 2 and 4 hour program.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 31, 2013, 09:35:26 AM
Pass on Doc if possible  :P

These are running in Philly right now, not sure for how much longer. I would like to go one year, but don't think I'll be making it this one.

FLY: http://trentonfilmsociety.org/, http://acmescreeningroom.org/
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 31, 2013, 09:56:53 AM
Ah, thanks for the info. Those places (maybe not Trenton, though perhaps even still that) are notably farther from me than Philly though. It's more of not having the time after not getting in to the city last Friday. I should have went yesterday after jury duty.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 31, 2013, 10:07:28 AM
ahh, kewl, though you were still in the trenton/ewingish area
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on January 31, 2013, 10:30:13 AM
Yea, I always wanted to try and experience once. And maybe if I liked it enough, try to do it every year if I could. All 3 are showing at the same theater, and they are spaced out enough to where I would have enough time in between to grab a bite to eat and stretch the ol legs:

12:30 Doc: 3hr. 29min.

5:10 Animated: 1hr. 28min.

7:20 Live Action: 1hr. 54min.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on January 31, 2013, 05:25:57 PM
I usually do both the live and ani's in the same day

I used to do this every year. Worth it for those great obscure films you might have a hard time seeing otherwise; but man, the dry spots will make you fidget forever.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on February 27, 2013, 03:10:22 PM
Three documentaries are opening here (in Phoenix) this weekend. I'm interested in all of them. Any suggestions on prioritizing?

The Gatekeepers
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
Koch
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on February 27, 2013, 04:12:05 PM
I haven't seen any of them, but the trailer for The Gatekeepers seemed much more interesting to me than the trailer for Happy People.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on February 27, 2013, 05:43:24 PM
Yeah, that trailer was pretty darn intriguing. Note the subtle placement of those titles in approximate descending order of my interest.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: BlueVoid on February 27, 2013, 09:13:59 PM
Three documentaries are opening here (in Phoenix) this weekend. I'm interested in all of them. Any suggestions on prioritizing?

The Gatekeepers
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
Koch


The Gatekeeps, only because it was the only Oscar nominee I didn't watch, and I want to know how it is.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on March 19, 2013, 12:43:10 PM
In what order?

Stoker
Like Someone in Love
Spring Breakers
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on March 19, 2013, 01:03:33 PM
I saw Stoker and Like Someone in Love on successive days last weekend. I barely remember Stoker, but that might be due to the fact that the Kiarostami flick pushed pretty much everything else out of my brain. I don't think Spring Breakers has arrived here yet.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 19, 2013, 01:03:47 PM
Like Someone in Love
Like Someone in Love again
Like Someone in Love a third time
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 19, 2013, 01:06:51 PM
I've only seen one, but obvi:

Spring Breakers
LSIL
Stoker


I have higher hopes for Stoker than LSIL though, and probs prefer PCW to AK, though I haven't seen any AK besides CC, so hard to make that claim for FLY.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on March 19, 2013, 01:20:33 PM
Like Someone in Love
Like Someone in Love again
Like Someone in Love a third time

GRINNING SMILEY FACE
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on March 19, 2013, 03:11:56 PM
Like Someone in Love
Like Someone in Love again
Like Someone in Love a third time

Unlike you, I like to discover NEW films, not tread over something I have already seen again and again. *Snob face* [/irony]
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 19, 2013, 03:13:15 PM
Spring break forever, C-Dub!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on March 19, 2013, 03:14:05 PM
I am hoping to get to them all over the next week, as well as Admissions honestly, I was just looking for an order of preference.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 19, 2013, 03:17:49 PM
Like Someone in Love
Like Someone in Love again
Like Someone in Love a third time

Unlike you, I like to discover NEW films, not tread over something I have already seen again and again. *Snob face* [/irony]
Pretty sure I'm one of the few around here who rarely rewatches movies.  ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on March 19, 2013, 03:26:52 PM
Thus the [/irony] haha. But between this and Badlands (and subsequent Malick sure to come) I am questioning your true existence.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on March 20, 2013, 11:11:12 AM
I am questioning your true existence.

Are you saying Sam is a troll?

Next thing, you'll claim that his real name isn't Sam.  Humph.

BTW, Badlands and many Criterion is on sale at Amazon, today only (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_2?rh=n%3A2625373011%2Ck%3Acriterion+collection+amazon&keywords=criterion+collection+amazon&ie=UTF8&qid=1363795897)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 02, 2013, 08:58:22 AM
Look friends, FLY CINECAST!ed up. My schedule filled up these past two weeks (and the weather was terrible on the days I didn't have anything going on) so I missed Like Someone In Love in Philly (sorry, Sam).

That said, I have to get there to buy some CINECAST!ing tickets to this Danny Brown concert. So whilst there I'll be seeing a film, obvi. Here are my options. I will go either tomorrow or Friday. I'll put a * next to the ones that aren't out until Friday, but it doesn't really matter. Just let me know, I reckon, which film(s) I should prioritize or which order and/or why.

Ginger & Rosa (Don't know about this director, but #TeamElle is in this film)
Barbara (Sounds dull, but apparently a few people in these parts like this sucker)
Lore (For C-Dub, obvi)
On The Road (Feel like I should read the book first, though this shit has Kristen Stewart I think, and she's great)
The Silence (Some foreign thing I don't know much about)
Everyone Has A Plan (Some foreign thing I don't know much about)
*Reality (Not as jazzed with Gomorrah as everyone else, but liked it enough to monitor what that director does next, which is this, which won the Grand Jury prize at Cannes last year or something)

Here are things that come out next Friday, but some of these I should get at my local theatre. I guess include these if you like too, but only as a top option if you include something from that other list:

The Place Beyond The Pines (Liked BLUE VALENTINE, though Williams more than Gosling, I'll see this at some point on the big screen)
To The Wonder (Malick, I'll see this at some point on the big screen)
Trance (Liked 127 HOURS enough, but Boyle is kind of dull maybe. I'll see this at some point on the big screen out of obligation)
From Up On Poppy Hill (Haven't seen/had a chance to see a Japanese animated film on the big screen since ARRIETTY last year. Haven't watched EARTHSEA, heard mixed things about this. This is dubbed as well, not that I care)
My Brother The Devil (Haven't heard of this, but apparently the press release or whatever says it's "A masterful debut from  one of England's boldest and brightest new talents, Sally El Hosaini)

So yeah, a lot of stuff. FLY appreciates any input. He'll be in the city anyway, might as well see a damned film!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on April 02, 2013, 09:05:07 AM
Evil Dead.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 02, 2013, 09:13:10 AM
Maybe, but that will 100% be playing at my local theatre, no reason to waste a trip to the city with something I can see cheaper around here.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on April 02, 2013, 09:30:21 AM
On The Road (Feel like I should read the book first, though this shit has Kristen Stewart I think, and she's great)

This is the only one I've seen, and I like it a lot; but everyone else seems to hate it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on April 02, 2013, 11:11:22 AM
Obviously I want everybody to see Lore, but other than that I think Barbara was the one I was most interested in thanks to oneaprilday's strong recommendation. I think something like Ginger and Rosa would be something you would want to see too #TeamElle and all, though I haven't seen it myself so I can't speak to its quality.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 02, 2013, 11:13:57 AM
From Up On Poppy Hill, obvi.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 02, 2013, 11:52:14 AM
It's too bad you missed Like Someone in Love on the big screen, FLY - it's so beeeautiful - but it was On Demand, wasn't it? It was when Adam and Josh reviewed it at the beginning of March. Maybe that's a possibility still? Check it out - it's so good!

Obviously I want everybody to see Lore, but other than that I think Barbara was the one I was most interested in thanks to oneaprilday's strong recommendation. I think something like Ginger and Rosa would be something you would want to see too #TeamElle and all, though I haven't seen it myself so I can't speak to its quality.
I definitely recommend Barbara! (Dargis's review in the NYT (http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/movies/barbara-directed-by-christian-petzold.html?_r=0) is spot-on, if you need a little more urging.)  I'd be curious to hear what you think of Lore, too, though. I didn't love it as much a Corndog, but I think it's really interesting - the central performance is excellent, too - and I'm most definitely curious in seeing more of Shortland's work now (especially Somersault with Abbie Cornish - now on Netflix Instant).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 02, 2013, 01:20:54 PM
From Up On Poppy Hill, obvi.

You didn't check the stipulations, Sam  :P

I'll give that review a look right now, oad. I'm interested in Lore because of Corndog's high praise, and even though Barbara doesn't seem like something instantly interesting to me I have heard enough good things about it that I'm sure it's well worth watching.

On The Road (Feel like I should read the book first, though this shit has Kristen Stewart I think, and she's great)

This is the only one I've seen, and I like it a lot; but everyone else seems to hate it.

Yeah, I've gotten the sense that people seem to hate this too, but in this case I'm unable to figure out if it's justifiable hate because it's a bad film or if the majority of people just love the source material so much.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 02, 2013, 01:25:42 PM
From Up On Poppy Hill, obvi.

You didn't check the stipulations, Sam  :P
I saw it. But maybe is no certainty. Ghibli is worth seeing in theaters if possible.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on April 02, 2013, 01:58:39 PM
From Up on Poppy Hill is very weak Ghibli. Avoid on big screen, better for a rental if you can.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on April 04, 2013, 08:03:45 PM
Hondo, On the Town, or A Foreign Affair?

#tcmfest
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on April 04, 2013, 08:13:24 PM
On the Town
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on April 05, 2013, 12:45:46 AM
Agreed
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: rajeevsingh on April 05, 2013, 05:40:27 AM
LIFE OF PI
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on April 09, 2013, 10:39:34 PM
The following six movies that I want to see (in descending order of interest) are opening in Phx this Friday. Any quibbles with this order?

Room 237
Trance
The Company You Keep
Reality
42
Starbuck
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: george96 on April 09, 2013, 11:15:34 PM
I'd put Reality a little higher. But that's about it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on April 09, 2013, 11:21:58 PM
I would've put it higher, too, before I saw the trailer. I'm still interested, but the trailer makes it look like it might be pushing the whimsey quotient a bit above my usual tolerance levels. But that could be misleading.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 10, 2013, 09:44:58 AM
Looks about right to me.

Should I prioritize Trance or The Place Beyond The Pines?

Should I prioritize To The Wonder or From Up On Poppy Hill?

These are two different questions, as two play near me and two play in Philly.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on April 10, 2013, 09:49:08 AM
Saw Trance last night and I fall in the camp of those who did not care for it much, which of course it is a split camp it seems by early word on it, so perhaps you would end up on the other side. Really really want to see The Place Beyind the Pines myself.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on April 10, 2013, 10:03:29 AM
Haven't seen To the Wonder, but I didn't like From Up on Poppy Hill very much at all. I wasn't engaged by the story and was annoyed at the traditional male/female roles. Nothing anywhere near the fantasy stuff they do. It's not a movie I'd recommend unless you're so crazy about Ghibli that you want to catc them all.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 10, 2013, 10:11:48 AM
I still haven't seen Earthsea, so I'm not sure what to expect from Goro. I always feel obligated to see Japanese animated films on a big screen though because theatrical releases are pretty rare in the US. But, of course, the same can be said about Malick's films.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on April 10, 2013, 10:19:39 AM
I've seen Earthsea as well. I watched before my vacation and I've already forgotten too much of it to feel comfortable writing about it without a revisit. I might see if I can find it online somewhere because it feels like a waste not to write about it. But yeah.. it was a bit meh. Sleep inducing. Again: this might have to do with the fact that I'm a fan of the book series.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on April 10, 2013, 03:56:31 PM
I'm both a Ghibi fan and a Malick fan, and in this case I'd probably choose Malick.  Even if the movie isn't so exciting, every Malick movie should be seen on the big screen, if only for the visual spectacle.  I could have seen Ponyo at home, probably.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on April 12, 2013, 09:36:47 PM
The following six movies that I want to see (in descending order of interest) are opening in Phx this Friday. Any quibbles with this order?

Room 237
Trance
The Company You Keep
Reality
42
Starbuck


Room 237 is playing at a theater that didn't work into today's itinerary. I meant to see Reality this morning (mostly because of the timing), but it wasn't actually playing at the theater that Flixster said it was -- first time in three years of Flixster-usage that it has led me astray. So I rushed into a showing of The Company You Keep at the last minute. Sat near an elderly couple who kept up a running commentary of obviousness for each other throughout the movie.

STAY TUNED for more exciting updates.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 12, 2013, 09:42:54 PM
Might go see Trance tomorrow since I saw CINECAST!ing TPBtP today. This means that I'll hit Skrilladelphia on Weds. I'll also be there all day. So now the question isn't should I see To The Wonder or From Up On Poppy Hill, now the question is which do I watch first in the double feature?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Beavermoose on April 12, 2013, 11:12:38 PM
See Starbuck before they make the American remake.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on April 13, 2013, 01:58:58 AM
See Starbuck before they make the American remake.

Too late (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kara_Thrace).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Beavermoose on April 13, 2013, 07:00:50 AM
See Starbuck before they make the American remake.

Too late (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kara_Thrace).

I see what you did there... :P
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 13, 2013, 08:55:56 AM
Not really sure what Starbuck is about, but I assume it needs a better title since it's probably not a documentary about Starbucks being representative of America's downfall or something.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 16, 2013, 02:02:46 PM
Trance
The Company You Keep
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on April 16, 2013, 04:01:31 PM
Stay home and stream The Tatami Galaxy.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 16, 2013, 09:04:09 PM
 :P

Only if The Beef does a voice in it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on April 18, 2013, 12:20:27 PM
The following six movies that I want to see (in descending order of interest) are opening in Phx this Friday.

Room 237
Trance
The Company You Keep

Reality
42
Starbuck


Reality closes today, so I'm going this afternoon. Whew.

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: toro913 on April 18, 2013, 03:18:39 PM
To celebrate Cannes and because I've got two weeks between semesters I want to watch a film by all directors in competition that I'm not familiar with (1 or 0 films seen). Anyone have any favorites from these they think I should check out?

Alex van Warmerdam
Amat Escalante
Asghar Farhadi (seen: A Separation)
Arnaud des Pallières
Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
Abdellatif Kechiche
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Jia Zhang-Ke
James Gray (seen: Little Odessa)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 18, 2013, 03:35:32 PM
James Gray: Watch his other 3 films. If you only can watch one, I say Two Lovers, but The Yards and We Own the Night are both great choices as well.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on April 18, 2013, 04:08:55 PM
Amat Escalante (los bastardos)
Abdellatif Kechiche (secret of the grain on criterion)
Jia Zhang-Ke (still life)
James Gray (the yards)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on April 18, 2013, 04:23:41 PM
Abdellatif Kechiche (secret of the grain on criterion)
Jia Zhang-Ke (still life)

Agreed.

For Farhadi, Fireworks Wednesday is pretty good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: toro913 on April 18, 2013, 04:40:05 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, will most definitely rent the blu ray of secret of the grain.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Verite on April 18, 2013, 04:41:46 PM
To celebrate Cannes and because I've got two weeks between semesters I want to watch a film by all directors in competition that I'm not familiar with (1 or 0 films seen). Anyone have any favorites from these they think I should check out?

Abdellatif Kechiche

Abdellatif Kechiche (secret of the grain on criterion)

Agreed.

Thirded.  I highly recommend watching Games of Love and Chance (aka L'esquive) as well.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on April 27, 2013, 06:24:35 AM
Upstream Color, Mud, or Something in the Air?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 27, 2013, 07:29:13 AM
Hard to vote against Assayas (unless you're FLY and haven't been impressed with his films yet because it seems like all French films exist in this four star category of good at the time but not lasting and one has to wonder if that is the best way to describe France/the French in general), but because I am so pissed that CINECAST!ing Philly isn't getting Upstream Color outside of that one night only screening which sold out crazy fast and FLY missed about a month ago, it makes the most sense to see that on the big screen since it might be the most visual/ambitious or whatever.

I vote for Upstream Color.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on April 27, 2013, 03:16:22 PM
So I have to get my new tires installed, probably on Monday, at Costco. The Costco is next door to a multiplex, so I plan to do what I did five years ago (Hancock!) and go to a movie while I wait for the truck. Unfortunately, the pickings are rather slim this time, especially since I've already seen the movies that I had any interest in (42, The Company You Keep, Oblivion, Oz).

Help!

The Big Wedding ... I have no idea what this is but it looks terrible. Also: Robin Williams is a deal-breaker.

The Croods ... saw the trailer twice; looks kind of painfully banal.

Evil Dead

Filly Brown ... "an inspiring and gritty portrait of a young artist's striving to find her voice and seize her dreams without compromise" ... there are several huge red flags there.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D

Jurassic Park 3D ... I don't need to see this for the sixth time, extra dimension or no.

Olympus Has Fallen

Pain & Gain ... yeah, right.

Scary Movie V ... see above.

By process of elimination, it looks like I'm leaning toward gore or explosions. But I'll entertain suggestions.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 27, 2013, 04:59:53 PM
The Dwayne Johnson film, obviously.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on April 27, 2013, 06:23:03 PM
I actually liked The Croods, not amazing, but thought it was decent. Really liked Evil Dead too, so I'd go with whichever of those seems more interesting to you.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on April 27, 2013, 08:04:10 PM
The Dwayne Johnson film, obviously.

There are two on that list.

Pain and Gain
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 27, 2013, 09:11:51 PM
The Dwayne Johnson film, obviously.

There are two on that list.
I know.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on April 27, 2013, 09:17:20 PM
Not true. One is a film, the other is merely a movie.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on April 27, 2013, 09:32:12 PM
Evil Dead is the second best movie of the year so far (Side Effects being the first).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 27, 2013, 09:35:40 PM
Pain and Gain! Pain and Gain! Pain and Gain!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 02, 2013, 09:25:45 PM
Should I see Iron Man 3 in 3-D?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on May 02, 2013, 09:28:13 PM
No. Save your money. I didn't hardly notice it at all in the film. Adds nothing.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 02, 2013, 09:33:35 PM
Cool, thanks for the info, C-Dub. Hope someone went to Gatsby with you. I'll def be seeing that in 3-D as of right now.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on May 02, 2013, 10:08:12 PM
That's this coming Tuesday. Still looking for someone...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on May 03, 2013, 03:00:25 PM
Has anyone here seen The Sapphires? Should I make any kind of effort to get out and see it?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: BlueVoid on May 08, 2013, 09:16:55 PM
The Earrings of Madame De or Au Hasard Balthazar?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Serious_Delirium on May 09, 2013, 07:00:55 AM
The Earrings of Madame De or Au Hasard Balthazar?

Hard to choose between the two, they're both great.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 10, 2013, 10:27:59 AM
Should I see Iron Man 3 The Great Gatsby in 3-D?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on May 10, 2013, 10:36:41 AM
My response is the same as before, but it is strange because while I found it completely unnecessary, part of me thinks it is too much married to Luhrmann's lavish spectacle, even if I felt it didn't add anything to it. My two cents. Your call.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 10, 2013, 10:40:10 AM
Yeah, I'm unsure. All the trailers made it seem like something that would play really great in 3-D, but haven't seen many reviews comment on the use of 3-D in the film so not sure if it's worth the extra money. Might just pre-pack my glasses, buy a regular ticket, and hop in the 3-D showing. Who knows. Probably not. I'm not sure what I'll do yet. I still need to get out to Ironman I suppose. I'm really interested in Gatsby though, seems to be up FLY's alley. Or not. Excited either way, regardless of whether or not it's in 3-D.

I get the feeling, based on what little I've seen, that the 3-D is married to the spectacle, as you say.

EDIT: Eh, if I make it to the 9:45 showing tomorrow morning it would only be $7. I reckon I'll go 3-D just to be on the safe side. Thanks for the input, C-Dub.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on May 12, 2013, 12:51:23 PM
Anyone seen The Reluctant Fundamentalist?  It's our Monday night movie club selection.  The trailer made it look pretty bad.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on May 13, 2013, 02:12:40 AM
Anyone seen The Reluctant Fundamentalist?

Kermode liked it; though if I recall, he said the romantic bits didn't work for him.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 15, 2013, 04:38:33 PM
Should I see Iron Man 3 The Great Gatsby Star Trek In To Darkness in 3-D?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 15, 2013, 04:57:29 PM
Not unless you want 3D lens flair endued seizures.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on May 16, 2013, 06:53:09 PM
Among the movies opening here this weekend, I'm definitely planning to see Pietà and Something in the Air. I'm not sure about The Iceman. Has anyone seen it?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 16, 2013, 10:45:49 PM
Haven't seen it, but Michael Shannon is always worth watching.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 18, 2013, 09:36:06 PM
Star Trek: More Lens Flares
At Any Price
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on May 23, 2013, 05:15:31 AM
I have both on Blu-ray and never seen either of them but have the time tonight to get through one:

Doctor Zhivago

or

Lawrence of Arabia
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on May 23, 2013, 05:54:13 AM
Lawrence. Zhivago may have better cinematography, but it is soooooooo mediocre as a film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on May 23, 2013, 05:56:54 AM
LoA it is
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 24, 2013, 10:21:19 AM
Upstream Color
Like Someone In Love
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Twixt
Wuthering Heights
Nobody Walks


Other Takashi Miike on Instant?

Select one or two, if two please rank them. Open to suggestions for like the next hour and a half.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on May 24, 2013, 10:32:03 AM
AUDITION (http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Audition/60026319?trkid=1660) and 13 ASSASSINS (http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/13-Assassins/70127232?trkid=1660) are both on Instant, you should watch those. (And I'd rank them in that order.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdedalus on May 24, 2013, 10:35:33 AM
LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 24, 2013, 10:36:26 AM
AUDITION (http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Audition/60026319?trkid=1660) and 13 ASSASSINS (http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/13-Assassins/70127232?trkid=1660) are both on Instant, you should watch those. (And I'd rank them in that order.)

Take that, 2013!

Two way tie for first between older Miike and LSIL!

EDIT: For the record, with the possible exception of NOBODY WALKS and perhaps WUTHERING HEIGHTS, I will be watching all of these films by the end of the year for sure. Really just depends what I watch first.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 24, 2013, 10:50:42 AM
LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE.
Second.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on May 24, 2013, 10:53:50 AM
Thirded. Though I hate to see Wuthering Heights get back-burnered.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 24, 2013, 10:59:14 AM
Abbas is running away with it. I'll commit to LSIL, so I'll start procuring that now.

What about a second film, if FLY is feeling frisky?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on May 24, 2013, 01:07:47 PM
My two would have been Upstream and Like Someone in Love. Not seen it myself, but very interested in Wuthering Heights as well.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 24, 2013, 05:46:08 PM
Upstream Colour for number 2
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on May 28, 2013, 02:20:58 PM
After Earth or Now You See Me?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on May 28, 2013, 02:38:52 PM
Both look terrible.  I have a really really bad feeling about what the twist is going to be in NYSM.  I also have a bad feeling that it's going to be next week's movie club selection.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on May 28, 2013, 02:52:53 PM
Well I have screening passes for both tomorrow night, and have to pick one. Am leaning to After Earth. Luckily Frances Ha and Kon Tiki come out here on Friday as well, so I have those to look forward to this weekend.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on May 28, 2013, 02:53:15 PM
This...     (http://i.imgur.com/urSR76H.jpg)     on repeat     (http://i.imgur.com/urSR76H.jpg)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 29, 2013, 10:27:14 AM
After Earth or Now You See Me?

Sorry, Dylan Thomas. I would say to go gentle in to that M. Night.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on May 29, 2013, 02:56:58 PM
What should be the order of my priority?

Frances Ha
Love is All You Need
Kon Tiki


Frances Ha is more than likely locked in at #1, so really it's a question between the other two. Will probably see both, but which first!?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on May 29, 2013, 03:32:48 PM
If you watch Kon-Tiki you should also try to get hold of the original documentary from 1950 by Heyerdahl himself. Better than this feature film imo.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 29, 2013, 05:31:12 PM
What should be the order of my priority?

Frances Ha
Love is All You Need
Kon Tiki


Frances Ha is more than likely locked in at #1, so really it's a question between the other two. Will probably see both, but which first!?

Frances Ha three times. Then after that probably LIAYN followed by KON TIKI, I guess. Neither one of those interests me all that much.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 31, 2013, 09:21:10 AM
Assuming they are all still there (may not be, don't know), and only there, next week, which single film should I see:

Frances Ha
Stories We Tell
Before Midnight
The East
Kings of Summer


The last three aren't out in Philly until next Friday, but imagine I'll only have time to see just one of these things, which is a bummer, but I blame my local theater. Still wasting screens on that Bier thing rather than adding Ha or Stories We Tell and doubling down on the amount of After Earth and Now You See Me screens :no:
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on May 31, 2013, 09:40:33 AM
If I had to just choose one of those it would be Before Midnight. In close contest with Frances Ha, but definitely Before Midnight if I could see just one.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on June 09, 2013, 02:36:23 AM
So (and this is a ways off, but no harm in asking), I usually really enjoy TCM's Summer Under the Stars in August where each day's movies all star the same actor/actress. Now I have some I'd really love to check out, but frankly I'm busy with work and my movie watching has gone from about 10 a month to 3 a month but I will have quite a bit more free time in August, so I've decided to limit myself to one movie per day (based on the ones I'm interesed in). I watch so much on my computer that DVR space isn't a problem unless I were to in fact record and watch all the movies each day, but like I said- I'm sticking to one per day for now.

So Filmspotters, with each actor/actress and based on which ones I selected, how would you rank the movies? Not in terms of that performer in the movie, but just in terms of the movies themselves. For example you'd rank Bogart's five, Guinness' three and so on and so on (or at least just pick the best). I know some of these are forum favorites and feel free to recommend one even if you haven't seen the others. I really want to get back to my movie-watching ways. Apologies for typos.

Humphrey Bogart
-To Have and Have Not
-The Treasure of Sierra Madre
-In a Lonely Place
-The Big Sleep
-Key Largo

Alec Guinness
-Great Expectations
-Oliver Twist
-Dr. Zhivago
-Lawrence of Arabia

Charlton Heston
-Soylent Green
-A Man for All Seasons
-Ben-Hur

Steve McQueen
-Somebody Up There Likes Me
-The Cincinnati Kid
-Papillon

Henry Fonda
-Advise and Consent
-The Grapes of Wrath
-Fail-Safe
-Mister Roberts

Gregory Peck
-Spellbound
-The Guns of Navarone
-Duel in the Sun
-How the West Was Won

Natalie Wood
-Rebel Without a Cause
-Splendor in the Grass
-Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice

Elizabeth Taylor
-Giant
-Cat On a Hot Tin Roof
-Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Martin Balsam
-The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
-Little Big Man
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on June 09, 2013, 10:14:33 AM
Quote
Humphrey Bogart
-The Treasure of Sierra Madre
-In a Lonely Place
-The Big Sleep
-To Have and Have Not
-Key Largo

Alec Guinness
-Lawrence of Arabia
-Great Expectations
-Dr. Zhivago
-Oliver Twist

Charlton Heston
-Ben-Hur
-Soylent Green
-A Man for All Seasons (Heston is not in this.)

Steve McQueen
-The Cincinnati Kid
-Somebody Up There Likes Me
-Papillon

Henry Fonda
-The Grapes of Wrath
-Fail-Safe
-Mister Roberts
-Advise and Consent (Haven't Seen)

Gregory Peck
-The Guns of Navarone
-Spellbound
-How the West Was Won
-Duel in the Sun

Natalie Wood
-Rebel Without a Cause
-Splendor in the Grass
-Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice

Elizabeth Taylor
-Giant
-Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
-Cat On a Hot Tin Roof

Martin Balsam
-The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
-Little Big Man
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on June 09, 2013, 11:26:07 AM
Thanks a lot 1SO. I guess A Man for All Seasons maybe goes with the performer for the next day and it was just placed on Heston's programming page. I also just realized I have Ben-Hur on DVD lying around so I might hold that for later and just watch Soylent Green.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on June 09, 2013, 08:39:59 PM
Humphrey Bogart
1.) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Alec Guinness
1.) Lawrence of Arabia

Charlton Heston
1.) Soylent Green
2.) Ben-Hur

Steve McQueen
1.) Papillon

Natalie Wood
1?) Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice

Elizabeth Taylor
1.) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
2.) Giant

Martin Balsam
1.) The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
2.) Little Big Man


(Yeah, 1SO is a much better source for advice on this.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 09, 2013, 09:11:51 PM

Humphrey Bogart
1.To Have and Have Not
2. The Treasure of Sierra Madre
3. In a Lonely Place
4. The Big Sleep

Alec Guinness
1. Lawrence of Arabia
2. Great Expectations

Charlton Heston
A Man for All Seasons (not Heston, but worth watching more than the other two films)
1. Ben Hur
2. Soylent Green

Gregory Peck
1. Spellbound (not that good, would skip for now as it's easy to get a hold of.)

Natalie Wood
1.Rebel Without a Cause

Elizabeth Taylor
1.Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
2.Cat On a Hot Tin Roof

Martin Balsam
1. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on June 17, 2013, 09:36:24 PM
Frances Ha

or

Before Midnight?


I'll almost certainly be able to see only one.  :-\
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 17, 2013, 09:51:50 PM
FLY says Frances Ha, but he has only seen (and really liked) Before Midnight. But, like, Baumbach and Gerwig.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on June 18, 2013, 01:08:19 PM
I'm feeling partial to Frances Ha myself - but I'm torn . . . !
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on June 18, 2013, 01:35:22 PM
Probably Before Midnight. Frances Ha hasn't opened here so if I can't see it, why should you? ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on June 18, 2013, 02:04:10 PM
:)

I have the feeling Frances will have only a brief run here, probably ending this week, but Before will continue for at least another week after this. So I'm thinking I should go with Frances, and hopefully, get to Before next week. So frustrating though that after several weeks of nothing I want to see, I've got a Sophie's choice this week! And then Much Ado is coming next week, too. Aack!! Feast or famine. :-/
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 19, 2013, 10:47:18 AM
These are things I would be interested in others ranking in some kind of order in which I should see them. Not sure to how many I will get, but trying to prioritize (The Bling Ring takes top priority and is not included in this list).

Monsters University (3-D or 2-D, depends what reviews say)
World War Z (3-D or 2-D, depends what reviews say)
The Kings Of Summer
This Is The End
The East
Much Ado About Nothing
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 19, 2013, 11:17:13 AM
Whedon, obvi.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 19, 2013, 11:18:39 AM
Whedon and Shakespeare, a combination designed for FLY.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on June 19, 2013, 11:21:26 AM
Yeah, Much Ado is opening here this weekend, and it's pretty much the only item on that list that I plan to see.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on June 19, 2013, 03:57:26 PM
I need to kill a couple hours at the multiplex tonight. What should I watch?

Man of Steel
The Purge
Epic
After Earth
The Hangover Part III

I'm not enamored of these choices. Help me. :-/

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on June 19, 2013, 04:16:32 PM
Are there no video game arcades? Are there no sports bars?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 19, 2013, 04:50:57 PM
Not Man of Steel.

Epic looks tolerable, but I haven't seen it.

But I second don s. Get drunk playing video games instead.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Devil on June 19, 2013, 06:50:42 PM
I need to kill a couple hours at the multiplex tonight. What should I watch?

Man of Steel
The Purge
Epic
After Earth
The Hangover Part III

I'm not enamored of these choices. Help me. :-/

pixote

Of the four that I've seen

1. Epic
2. The Purge
3. Sit quietly in a dark alley until it's time to go home
4. Man of Steel
5. After Earth
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on June 19, 2013, 11:54:33 PM
I would have said The Purge.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on June 20, 2013, 12:55:35 AM
Probably Before Midnight. Frances Ha hasn't opened here so if I can't see it, why should you? ;D

Strike that, Frances Ha is actually coming to the multiplex on Friday.

So I've got to pick from that, The East and Monsters University this weekend. I expect Monsters University can wait since it will be around for a while. Probably most intrigued by The East actually.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on June 20, 2013, 08:05:29 AM
My list for the weekend:

Before Midnight
Monsters University
The Bling Ring
Much Ado About Nothing
Love is All You Need
Berberian Sound Studio
World War Z
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 20, 2013, 09:50:42 AM
Before Midnight, Bling Ring and Much Ado About Nothing are priority.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 20, 2013, 10:15:10 AM
Before Midnight, Bling Ring and Much Ado About Nothing are priority.

Would agree with this, would rank them: 1. TBR 2. BM 3. MAAN though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on June 20, 2013, 10:27:23 AM
Yea, those three and Monsters are my priority, the others are "would like to sees". Was going to see BM last Monday after a screening of The Kings of Summer, but I was too hungry and had to go get something to eat instead.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on June 20, 2013, 12:49:34 PM
My list for the weekend:

The Bling Ring
Much Ado About Nothing
Berberian Sound Studio

My list is a subset.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 21, 2013, 06:49:02 PM
Should I watch something dumb and short from 2013 or play more of The Last Of Us?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 21, 2013, 10:00:39 PM
vidja games, brah.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: StudentOFilm on June 25, 2013, 04:42:57 PM
Also thanks to AAA and Sam.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Antares on June 29, 2013, 03:51:53 PM
(http://www.moviequa.com/movie-poster/mon-oncle-antoine-1971_xvx_96766.jpg)

(http://www.cinema.co.il/download/movies/a3514_Tristram_Shandy_A_Cock_And_Bull_Story.jpg)

(http://img3.douban.com/lpic/s2369925.jpg)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on June 29, 2013, 04:01:40 PM
My fave is Tristram, but for you I lean more towards Antoine.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on June 29, 2013, 04:13:48 PM
None of these seem like a slam dunk for you. I would also eliminate Tristam from the running.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on June 29, 2013, 09:32:29 PM
My fave is Tristram
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 01, 2013, 03:30:09 PM
The Act Of Killing, this is a film I should see? Yes or no?

Looking like it will be a one night screening unless it gets distribution/Philly distribution later. Only $5 though, and the $7 for the train. I'm not big in to docs or whatever, but this one seems kind of important or something? I mean it's no Leviathan or whatever, but still pretty important.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 01, 2013, 03:58:54 PM
The Act Of Killing, this is a film I should see? Yes or no?

Looking like it will be a one night screening unless it gets distribution/Philly distribution later. Only $5 though, and the $7 for the train. I'm not big in to docs or whatever, but this one seems kind of important or something? I mean it's no Leviathan or whatever, but still pretty important.

This the showing at the Gershman Y on the 25th?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 01, 2013, 07:10:58 PM
The Act Of Killing, this is a film I should see? Yes or no?

Looking like it will be a one night screening unless it gets distribution/Philly distribution later. Only $5 though, and the $7 for the train. I'm not big in to docs or whatever, but this one seems kind of important or something? I mean it's no Leviathan or whatever, but still pretty important.

This the showing at the Gershman Y on the 25th?

Indeed, yes.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 02, 2013, 09:22:34 AM
The Act Of Killing, this is a film I should see? Yes or no?

Looking like it will be a one night screening unless it gets distribution/Philly distribution later. Only $5 though, and the $7 for the train. I'm not big in to docs or whatever, but this one seems kind of important or something? I mean it's no Leviathan or whatever, but still pretty important.

This the showing at the Gershman Y on the 25th?

Indeed, yes.

This I have an extra ticket for that one, if yr feelin like saving the fiver.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on July 05, 2013, 10:17:03 AM
Douglas Sirk and Barbara Stanwyck.

Do I want to watch All I Desire or There's Always Tomorrow?
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 05, 2013, 12:54:48 PM
There's Always Tomorrow
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on July 09, 2013, 01:46:35 PM
Two Hands: 1999 Retro Filmspot, starring Heath Ledger

or

The Beautiful Washing Machine: MartinTeller's #100 film of All Time
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 11, 2013, 10:42:06 AM
Pacific Rim - Standard projection or IMAX 3D?

Sadly, just IMAX is not an option.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 11, 2013, 10:49:34 AM
The film wasn't shot in 3D (http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/170043-guillermo-del-toro-talks-the-strain-and-pacific-rims-3d-conversion), so I personally wouldn't see it in 3D even if it is IMAX.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on July 11, 2013, 10:50:05 AM
I'm hearing standard. Will probably go IMAX 3D on 5 dollar tuesday (which will bring the price up to normal, basically).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 11, 2013, 11:49:27 AM
Yeah, this is where I am torn. I've heard critics say that IMAX is the ideal way to see the film, but also that it probably shouldn't be seen in 3D. I don't know. Surprised the IMAX 3D tixs are only $15. Hopefully it's just super good so I go see it twice. Won't get out to it until next Sat at the earliest though, so some time to parse through the opinions as people start getting a chance to see it. Thanks for the info so far though!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on July 11, 2013, 08:00:14 PM
A bunch of my friends are going to see it in IMAX tonight, but unfortunately that conflicts with Sharknado.
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Post by: Junior on July 11, 2013, 10:25:38 PM
There were a few good shots in 3D and I didn't feel like it hurt the movie any, so do with that what you will.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on July 12, 2013, 02:12:56 AM
IMAX 3D (assuming reg 3D will be under lit). GiantEffingRobots on the GiantEffingScreen! Spectacle ftw!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on July 15, 2013, 09:48:00 AM
Probably gonna be picking up scraps a bit this week...what should I prioritize?

World War Z
The Heat
The Lone Ranger
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on July 15, 2013, 10:41:52 AM
Probably gonna be picking up scraps a bit this week...what should I prioritize?

World War Z
The Heat
The Lone Ranger

I've seen 2 of these. No desire to watch The Heat. World War Z is better than Lone Ranger, and it doesn't feel as long.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on July 19, 2013, 04:25:20 PM
I'm hoping to see Stories We Tell tonight, but if that doesn't work, which of these?

Fill the Void (quite curious about this one - it's received very good reviews (http://www.metacritic.com/movie/fill-the-void/critic-reviews))
Byzantium
The Kings of Summer
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on July 19, 2013, 09:12:13 PM
Have only seen THE KINGS OF SUMMER. Nothing astounding I wouldn't say, but it is a solid, coming-of-age summer movie.
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Post by: oneaprilday on July 20, 2013, 11:43:04 AM
Thanks, CD. I remember your review of Kings , and I'd definitely like to see it. I ended up seeing Fill the Void - in part because it's one of those tiny films that fly under the radar (and yet gets high praise from critics, eg. A. O. Scott), so I knew it wouldn't stick around here. I'm glad I did take the opportunity to see it: it'll definitely be one of my top films of 2013!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on July 20, 2013, 12:48:41 PM
Good choice then!
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Post by: oneaprilday on July 20, 2013, 01:49:07 PM
Yes! I'm so glad I saw it. :)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on July 21, 2013, 04:25:23 PM
A metaJunior will say PacRimpost for this thread.

Strange things are happening. I think I'm hitting a wall on watching movies. It isn't that I want to play outside, read books or watch sports, I'm just looking over my various Watchlists and it's becoming difficult to hit 'PLAY' on anything with some enthusiasm.

Last night, I watched Jeremiah Johnson until I just had to go to sleep. Most of my time the last couple of days has been spent watching short films because I haven't been interested in committing to a feature. Last night I was going to watch Colorado Territory with Mrs. 1SO before making a last minute switch to Ride Clear of Diablo because it looked more exciting, had Dan Duryea and was 15 minutes shorter. This doesn't seem like good criteria for selecting a movie. (Except for Duryea. That's guy's money in the bank.)

I've got my Hulu+ and my other streaming options which give me access to many titles on my Watchlist, but selecting and starting one is becoming more difficult. (This will not affect me watching the next Resident Evil film. That's in a separate spot in my brain.) I've got all those unwatched Masaki Kobayashi films on Hulu+ and that's what I'm least interested in seeing.

Has anybody else hit this wall and found a solution that didn't involve other activities? I'm wondering if I should push into a long movie like Shoah? Or perhaps one I have low expectations for, like Fiend Without a Face or Ride Lonesome?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 21, 2013, 04:33:37 PM
Sometimes I just don't watch movies until I do watch movies.

Right now I'm a rather spotty movie-watcher, at about half of my typical movie-watching quota. Have been since about February. I'm sure I'll get a drive for regular film-watching at some point but I'm not trying to force it. Using the time to enjoy lots of other things life has to offer...and to look for a job.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Devil on July 21, 2013, 04:41:43 PM

Last night, I watched Jeremiah Johnson until I just had to go to sleep

First of all, woah! I watched Jeremiah Johnson last night to

Has anybody else hit this wall and found a solution that didn't involve other activities? I'm wondering if I should push into a long movie like Shoah? Or perhaps one I have low expectations for, like Fiend Without a Face or Ride Lonesome?

I go through this with pretty much every hobby of mine, movies, games, books, sports. Sometimes I just need to step back and take a break from them every now and then. In regards to movies I think maybe the expectations or pressure you put on yourself to write something about it can sometimes take away from just the pure joy of watching them.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on July 21, 2013, 04:58:49 PM
I think maybe the expectations or pressure you put on yourself to write something about it can sometimes take away from just the pure joy of watching them.
That's not me. I only write when I have something to say.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on July 21, 2013, 06:36:50 PM
I have hit a similar lull since returning from my mountain vacation. Apart from catching up with Ken Burn's The National Parks doc and A River Runs Through It, both trip inspired. I run into these lulls about once or twice a year. Lack of motivation to really watch anything, or write about that which I do watch. Like Sam, I just take it as it comes. It is nice to take a break sometimes and rest your mind from seemingly constant movie watching and do something different for a bit. I always make my way back to it, with time. It happens naturally too, not on a set schedule. Whenever I feel like watching a movie again, I do it. Simple as that.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on July 21, 2013, 07:25:03 PM
1SO, try digging out some old favorites you haven't watched in a long time.  No pressure to think about them or write about them, just enjoy getting reacquainted.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: JakeIsntFake on July 21, 2013, 08:36:18 PM
A metaJunior will say PacRimpost for this thread.

Strange things are happening. I think I'm hitting a wall on watching movies. It isn't that I want to play outside, read books or watch sports, I'm just looking over my various Watchlists and it's becoming difficult to hit 'PLAY' on anything with some enthusiasm.

Last night, I watched Jeremiah Johnson until I just had to go to sleep. Most of my time the last couple of days has been spent watching short films because I haven't been interested in committing to a feature. Last night I was going to watch Colorado Territory with Mrs. 1SO before making a last minute switch to Ride Clear of Diablo because it looked more exciting, had Dan Duryea and was 15 minutes shorter. This doesn't seem like good criteria for selecting a movie. (Except for Duryea. That's guy's money in the bank.)

I've got my Hulu+ and my other streaming options which give me access to many titles on my Watchlist, but selecting and starting one is becoming more difficult. (This will not affect me watching the next Resident Evil film. That's in a separate spot in my brain.) I've got all those unwatched Masaki Kobayashi films on Hulu+ and that's what I'm least interested in seeing.

Has anybody else hit this wall and found a solution that didn't involve other activities? I'm wondering if I should push into a long movie like Shoah? Or perhaps one I have low expectations for, like Fiend Without a Face or Ride Lonesome?

I'll sometimes go a week without watching a movie. Sometimes, I just don't feel like watching one. Maybe I just don't have time, maybe theres nothing I have access to at the time that I wanna watch. Honestly thats probably why I haven't seen that many classics. It happens when it happens.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on July 21, 2013, 11:05:55 PM
1SO, try digging out some old favorites you haven't watched in a long time.  No pressure to think about them or write about them, just enjoy getting reacquainted.

This is good. I think instead of some new Peter Lorre, I may revisit The Maltese Falcon. Plus, The George Sanders Show has me wanting to rewatch Charade.
(http://i.imgur.com/vcHCCNe.jpg)
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Post by: Junior on July 21, 2013, 11:08:49 PM
Watched both of those in the past few months. Can't really go wrong there, but you already know that.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on July 22, 2013, 07:02:52 AM
1SO, it just sounds like you need some down time from movies.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 22, 2013, 07:23:02 PM
Perhaps rank these for me?

Crystal Fairy
Computer Chess
Blackfish
Fruitvale Station
I'm So Excited!
The Hunt


I guess also based on how much one would want to see them on the big screen. I mean I'm way excited for Crystal Fairy, but that joint is apparently also on VoD so I mean I could theoretically just watch that at home if some of these others are potentially more demanding of the big screen than Big Mike's glory. Also maybe throw in The Act Of Killing too, since I will miss it Thursday but it's going to open for a week on August 2nd while most of these will still be playing?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on July 22, 2013, 08:08:51 PM
A metaJunior will say PacRimpost for this thread.

Strange things are happening. I think I'm hitting a wall on watching movies. It isn't that I want to play outside, read books or watch sports, I'm just looking over my various Watchlists and it's becoming difficult to hit 'PLAY' on anything with some enthusiasm.

Has anybody else hit this wall and found a solution that didn't involve other activities? I'm wondering if I should push into a long movie like Shoah? Or perhaps one I have low expectations for, like Fiend Without a Face or Ride Lonesome?

If you hit a wall then best to just not force it.  I've been in this state for a while, I have a large list of films I want to watch, lots in my queue or have the DVD or Blu-ray lying around yet I can hardly bring myself to start one.    I am much more inclined to rewatch something I love or just watch a few TV episodes from shows that I have missed the latest season which doesn't take my full attention.  Or more likely, I just listen to music at the moment.  But if watching something on your watchlist seems like a chore then probably should give it a rest until it feels right.  At some point when you don't try too hard, things just will just fall into place (advise can be used for dating as well).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on July 22, 2013, 10:22:11 PM
Perhaps rank these for me?

Crystal Fairy
Computer Chess
Blackfish
Fruitvale Station
I'm So Excited!
The Hunt

Would see in this order:

1. Computer Chess
2. I'm So Excited!
3. Crystal Fairy

That's it.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 22, 2013, 10:58:24 PM
What bb said.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 24, 2013, 10:15:47 AM
Okay. Still open to more suggestions. Is The Hunt not worth seeking out? This guy on Hannibal won Best Actor at Cannes for this performance last year, I think.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on July 24, 2013, 11:57:34 AM
This guy on Hannibal

You mean the great Mads Mikkelsen?! "This guy on HANNIBAL." How dare you.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on July 25, 2013, 10:14:01 AM
1SO, try digging out some old favorites you haven't watched in a long time.  No pressure to think about them or write about them, just enjoy getting reacquainted.

That's exactly what I do.  What I have been doing the last week or so.  As soon as I rest after my vacation, then I'll get back to Martin's list and my Samurai Marathon.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on August 04, 2013, 12:19:41 AM
Just a few movies going back to last year I was initially excited for but ended up passing on due to mediocre to bad reviews. Any worth checking out?

Gangster Squad
Lawless
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
John Carter
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
People Like Us
Jack Reacher
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on August 04, 2013, 12:21:23 AM
Very much liked John Carter, enjoyed parts of Jack Reacher.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on August 04, 2013, 01:44:36 AM
John Carter starts very clunky with a bad time-jumping structure. Once it gets its narrative footing it's actually a good film. I also enjoyed parts of Jack Reacher, but I wouldn't go out of my way for those parts.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 04, 2013, 10:04:53 AM
Gangster Squad is a 2013 film, so would qualify for a list if numbers are of importance. Lawless has The Beef. No strong feelings for any of these films.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on August 04, 2013, 11:36:21 AM
I really enjoyed John Carter.  I didn't watch the rest because they didn't interest me.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on August 04, 2013, 03:49:15 PM
John Carter was ordinary, I enjoyed Jack Reacher, but I really enjoyed Salmon Fishing in Yemen.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on August 04, 2013, 05:44:44 PM
Just a few movies going back to last year I was initially excited for but ended up passing on due to mediocre to bad reviews. Any worth checking out?

1.) Lawless
2.) Jack Reacher
3.) John Carter
4.) Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
5.) Gangster Squad
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on August 05, 2013, 01:55:28 AM
Just a few movies going back to last year I was initially excited for but ended up passing on due to mediocre to bad reviews. Any worth checking out?

Gangster Squad
Lawless
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
John Carter
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
People Like Us
Jack Reacher


Out of those Lawless is superior. Very good with a superb soundtrack. It feels a bit overlooked imo.
Salmon Fishing is meh. John Carter was terrible imo, but it might have to do with the very  crappy 3D which kind of destroyed it to me.
Seeking a Friend... is not as good as it could have been but basically ok.
Gangster Squad is one of the worst films I've seen this year. Avoid.

Go for Lawless!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 05, 2013, 10:00:57 AM
For now it's looking like just these three of interest hit on Friday. Rank them, I reckon, if you want?

Prince Avalanche (David Gordon Green is my CINECAST!ing boy, looks like this may be a return to form but still now GW but Hirsch and Rudd I mean come on for him)

Elysium (D9 was pretty bad, this looks like Halo which is a terrible game series, but I guess enough people will like it in a Nolan way that I have to see it eventually and probs on a big screen)

Blue Jasmine (I heard a bunch of people talking this up on Twitter, but I didn't realize it was Woody Allen's new thing. Also didn't realize Blanchet was the star, though CK was the lead, but I guess not)

Europa Report (This is some found footage sci-fi thing that Junior liked a good deal, but I don't know much about it. It does come out on Friday, on a personal level I think it's a bit outclassed by everything else, but I'll toss it in there too)

So yeah, let me know.

EDIT: I just wish The Spectacular Now was out this weekend and not next weekend.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on August 05, 2013, 05:18:22 PM
I have seen none of them, but:

Elysium
Prince Avalanche
Europa Report


Blue  Jasmine
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on August 05, 2013, 09:59:40 PM
Both Elysium and Europa Report have Sharlto Copley in them. And they're both sci-fi movies that start with E. So do a double bill.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 14, 2013, 09:36:33 AM
Blue Jasmine
jOBS
The Spectacular Now
Kick-Ass 2
Lee Daniels's The Butler
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on August 14, 2013, 03:14:32 PM
Go with Kick-Ass 2
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on August 16, 2013, 12:35:18 PM
Nostalghia and The Mirror are both playing on the big screen here today. Either/both? Or should I just finally go see Blue Jasmine?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 16, 2013, 12:58:51 PM
Which The Mirror? The Tarkovsky and Panahi The Mirror are both worth seeing, Tarkovsky, in particular, if it's on the big screen.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on August 16, 2013, 09:21:48 PM
Well, I mean...obviously Tarkovsky. That'd be a weird coincidence otherwise.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 17, 2013, 08:37:56 AM
Oh, yea, duh....
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 19, 2013, 02:56:42 PM
I imagine I know what the answer will be but will ask anyhow:

Ain't Them Bodies Saints
The World's End
(will see this at some point, depends on when)
The Artist and the Model
Drug War
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 19, 2013, 04:27:01 PM
The Grandmaster.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 19, 2013, 04:39:23 PM
Doesn't hit here until the 30th and I know at least one of my friends wants to see that one, so clearly that one will be seen as soon as possible.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on August 25, 2013, 10:49:38 PM
The DVD for My Darling Clementine contains 2 versions, the regular 97 minute cut and a 104 minute version.

Quote from: IMDB
In 1994, an alternate "preview" version of the film was found that runs 103 or 104 minutes, according to different sources. In June 1946, director John Ford showed producer Darryl F. Zanuck his cut of the film. Zanuck's opinion was that the film had some problems, so Zanuck reshot certain scenes with Director Lloyd Bacon. Zanuck also recut other scenes, changed the music at certain points, and slightly altered the finale. In all, 35 minutes of footage was shot or recut, and the film was released at 97 minutes.

Obviously the tendency is to prefer John Ford's original vision, but who has watched both versions? Which do they prefer and why?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on August 29, 2013, 07:29:37 PM
Eight films selected for preservation by Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation are now available on our Hulu channel! The titles include
Dry Summer
The Housemaid
Law of the Border
Redes
Revenge
A River Called Titas
Touki bouki
Trances

This is a rare opportunity to see these restored movies from around the globe. They and hundreds of other titles are now available to Hulu Plus subscribers on the Criterion channel.

What should I watch?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on August 29, 2013, 07:51:24 PM
All of them.

I've only seen The Housemaid and Touki bouki. Both are very good, but they are not without flaws and stylistic quirks. I've heard great things about Dry Summer and A River Called Titas.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on August 29, 2013, 08:13:35 PM
I've been researching these titles. Sounds like the makings of a great Monthly project. The 2 you've seen have been on my Watchlist for a while. I like getting my money's worth from Hulu+
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on August 29, 2013, 09:12:57 PM
I've only seen The Housemaid (assuming they are talking about the 1960 Korean Film).  It should be watched though it has some quirks that got quite a few laughs (I saw it public screening) and I could never quite figure out if there were meant to or not.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on August 30, 2013, 12:51:40 AM
Touki Bouki is a former top 100 title for me.  I don't imagine you liking it much.

The Housemaid is a fairly safe bet.  I really enjoyed it.

A River Called Titas is my least favorite Ghatak, and definitely not a good starting point if you're new to him.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on August 30, 2013, 01:08:48 AM
I've seen The Cloud-Capped Star and while I was disappointed, it led to what may be the longest conversation about Ghatak on the internet. (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=11283.msg680989#msg680989) Now that I know he's the filmmaker, I'll probably only watch spend the 159 minutes if I feel like being a completist.
As for Touki Bouki, I've been interested in it since before I saw Ceddo (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10423.msg658694#msg658694). It always strikes me as an essential part of African Cinema. Even more than Moolaadé or Xala.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on August 30, 2013, 01:21:27 AM
It's a much more accessible film than Ceddo, or even Xala. It certainly is an essential film in African cinema, not sure if I'd say more than Xala, but on equal but different footing. I didn't get as much out of it as those others, though. It's a bit of an ambling film that feels longer than its runtime. I very much loved its sentiment, but not so much the way it expressed it. I can imagine you getting annoyed by it. Then again those two reviews show that my liking a film is no indicator of you liking it, so who knows.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: JakeIsntFake on September 07, 2013, 01:32:37 PM
Alright, I have all day to kill and it's the first time in 2 weeks (minus last night) that I've really had time to watch a movie. I would just watch something, but I know I've got another busy week a head and it looks like it might be another 2 weeks until I get to see another movie. It kinda needs to be something on netflix or Amazon Instant if anyone has any reccomendations. Thanks.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on September 07, 2013, 07:43:10 PM
On Netflix:

Oldboy (watch the Korean original before Spike Lee's)
Battle Royal (wasn't it you that asked about Japanese films?)
A Beautiful Life (just because it has Shu Qi)
It's a Disaster (It's what all the kids are watching these days)
Cosmopolis (can you counter Saltine's Bullshit review?)
Funny Games (because it is from Europe)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on September 07, 2013, 07:58:23 PM
jdc has such excellent recommendations that I can't give any others.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: JakeIsntFake on September 07, 2013, 08:23:00 PM
Thanks, I ended up watching This is Spinal Tap. I think I have the same situation tomorrow though, so I plan to consult your list. And no I do not believe I asked about Japanese Cinema.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on September 07, 2013, 10:11:08 PM
Thanks, I ended up watching This is Spinal Tap. I think I have the same situation tomorrow though, so I plan to consult your list. And no I do not believe I asked about Japanese Cinema.

good choice, you right, I think it was jas that asked on Japanese films
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 11, 2013, 03:19:09 PM
Barbarella or Shaft?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on September 11, 2013, 03:20:40 PM
Shaft.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on September 11, 2013, 05:47:30 PM
Shaft.

You're damn right.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on September 11, 2013, 06:18:30 PM
Barbarella is fun too, but it's fun in a more campy way while Shaft is fun on its own merits.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 11, 2013, 06:42:42 PM
Oh I'll get to Barbarella. Been wanting to see it ever since I watched CQ. Hopefully, I'll get to watch it in HD.

Looks like tonight I'm going Shaft. ...if there's time after I finish Streamers.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 12, 2013, 04:21:10 PM
The East
Warm Bodies
Twixt
Stories We Tell

Something else on Netflixxx Instant from 2013/FS eligible that is about 90-120 minutes long or that is online and easily located. Preferably in the world's most beautiful language (English).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on September 12, 2013, 08:04:12 PM
The East

Bearing in mind that I have seen neither TWIXT nor STORIES WE TELL. (Although, Junior liked the latter—and I'd always recommend taking his word over mine.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on September 13, 2013, 12:24:03 AM
I've only seen Warm Bodies and Stories We Tell. I recommend both. They're very different creatures though. Which one to see depends on your mood.

If you want a fun, easygoing, uncomplicated rom-com, pick Warm Bodies. If you want to get inspiration to think about how you think about yourself and your family and the stories we tell about ourselves, pick Stories We Tell.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on September 13, 2013, 01:12:32 AM
Although I really enjoyed Warm Bodies and Stories We Tell, I'm really looking forward to The East, more than my enjoyment of the previous films.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on September 18, 2013, 01:45:45 PM
A co-worker has asked me to try and think of a horror movie that would "freak" him out. Not really into the gore stuff, but more in terms of mood and atmosphere. Any thoughts? He is fairly well versed in the genre already, so the obvious picks he has probably already seen.

The one I came up with that he hadn't seen was the original [Rec].
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 18, 2013, 02:12:56 PM
That's good. Also try...
Arachnophobia
Below
Dark Water (I like either version)
The Exorcist III
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1976)
Kwaidan
Near Dark
Onibaba
Pulse (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286751/) (2001)
The Red House
The Wicker Man (1973)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on September 18, 2013, 02:30:47 PM
Dang, he's seen all of those (I've seen none), except for Rec, which is not available to him streaming. I believe he uses both Amazon Prime and Netflix.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 18, 2013, 02:36:59 PM
Wow! Would've thought a couple of those would've been new to him. How about...
Absentia - Small film. Recommended by Junior. Approved by me.
Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen) (1968) - Bergman. Starts like one of his dramas and then descends into a nightmare evening
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=11565.msg702657#msg702657)

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on September 18, 2013, 03:02:37 PM
I liked The Awakening on Netflix as well.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on September 18, 2013, 03:32:27 PM
I was hoping Mother Joan of the Angels was available to steam. It's not.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on September 18, 2013, 04:01:33 PM
What about something like Triangle? Looks like it's available (http://www.canistream.it/search/movie/Triangle) on Amazon (and Hulu+).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on September 18, 2013, 04:40:24 PM
What about something like Triangle? Looks like it's available (http://www.canistream.it/search/movie/Triangle) on Amazon (and Hulu+).

Hulu+ has a different TRIANGLE (http://www.hulu.com/watch/244564). (Korean isosceles?)

Any thoughts?

I haven't seen 'em yet, but THE ABCs OF DEATH, CITADEL, and PONTYPOOL are all streaming on Netflix.

In terms of what I have seen (and like): SESSION 9 and V/H/S.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on September 18, 2013, 04:46:25 PM
What about something like Triangle? Looks like it's available (http://www.canistream.it/search/movie/Triangle) on Amazon (and Hulu+).

Hulu+ has a different TRIANGLE (http://www.hulu.com/watch/244564). (Korean isosceles?)

Thanks - shoulda checked that! Canistreamit isn't that reliable.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on September 18, 2013, 04:51:42 PM
Thanks - shoulda checked that!

I only checked because I was going to add it to my queue. (Missed it when it was streaming on Netflix.)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on September 18, 2013, 10:39:59 PM
Pontypool is a good one (hey, I've actually seen that one)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 20, 2013, 01:50:20 AM
A co-worker has asked me to try and think of a horror movie that would "freak" him out. Not really into the gore stuff, but more in terms of mood and atmosphere. Any thoughts? He is fairly well versed in the genre already, so the obvious picks he has probably already seen.

I just read MartinTeller's 1st review of Fritz Lang's Secret Beyond the Door (http://martinteller.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/secret-beyond-the-door/)

"incredibly rich atmosphere." 
"Thick with shadows and contrast and gorgeous images, some masterful framing.  The Miklos Rozsa score is a little heavy at times, but perfectly suits the mood of dark mystery and twisted romance."
"when the tension comes, it comes in spades.  The third act is haunting, with an amazing climax."
"it just clawed into my skin and wouldn’t let go."
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on September 20, 2013, 02:58:07 AM
I wouldn't consider that a movie to freak someone out.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: pixote on September 20, 2013, 11:04:42 AM
I wouldn't consider that a movie to freak someone out.

Maybe Behind the Green Door, then.

pixote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 24, 2013, 10:39:27 AM
Enough Said
Rush
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2
Don Jon


I reckon I am most excited for DJ, but who knows. I mean Rush I kind of have to see at some point, maybe (or not, it will be forgotten around awards time), and it's been so long since I've seen an animated film on the big screen that I am thinking of overlooking my dislike of the original CWACOM because damn it, animation kicks ass!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on September 24, 2013, 10:40:33 AM
DJ
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 24, 2013, 10:41:24 AM
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2: Electric Boogaloo
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 24, 2013, 02:45:48 PM
Rush, because it looks like it will benefit most from the big screen.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 24, 2013, 02:56:23 PM
Interesting rationale, I figured Cloudy would benefit the most from the big screen. Then a tie between Rush and DJ because DJ has ScarJo.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 24, 2013, 03:03:46 PM
I did discount cloudy a little because of your previous dislike, but even without that the racetrack scenes are likely to be better on the big screen and apparently the sound is very well done and a cinema will usually have better sound than your home.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 27, 2013, 10:23:57 AM
Still at a crossroads here. Looking like it's between Don Jon and Rush on a personal level though. Which one, friends?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on September 27, 2013, 10:28:23 AM
Rush looks better, slightly.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on September 27, 2013, 10:42:37 AM
Which one, friends?

One has ScarJoGo, the other has ThorDor—pick according to your preferred ridiculous rhyming hybrid.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 27, 2013, 11:07:19 AM
That's the thing, ScarJo looks GOOD, bb! But Thor is my boy. I guess I'll see how the day goes and which time works better a bit later. For me these two are super close, and I do guess Rush demands the big screen more. Though I may prefer Don Jon. Who knows. I see a slight difference, like Junior.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 04, 2013, 01:09:08 PM
A film with the title Wadjda. Should I see it?

Also, what Shocktober things are streaming that I should watch? Any major horror films (assuming I have seen the Scream series and that's it) should I attempt to procure?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 04, 2013, 04:46:33 PM
Of course see it. Even if it's not good, we need more of this and less of that Western Capitalist propaganda.  :P
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 04, 2013, 07:02:30 PM
That is generally why I try and get out to any film with subtitles that plays in South Jersey, let them know that I like their efforts.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on October 10, 2013, 10:48:43 AM
So I've budgeted myself fifteen bucks for a movie (or two or three) this weekend. So should I see The Spectacular Now, The Grandmaster and Fruitvale Station OR Captain Phillips and After Tiller?

Also, my Hitchcock film class is allotted a bunch of tickets to a local theater here, so if anyone has any good suggestions from this schedule, let me know!

http://www.nwfilm.org/nowshowing/
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on October 10, 2013, 12:11:04 PM
Your first three are more interesting to me. Can't wait to catch up with The Spectacular Now.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on October 10, 2013, 12:26:59 PM
tj! I didn't know (or I had forgotten) that you were a Portlander!  Have you considered joining The Portland Film & Movie Club (http://www.meetup.com/portlandfilm/)?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 10, 2013, 12:32:24 PM
I would go with the first three, bruh.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on October 10, 2013, 12:32:41 PM
tj! I didn't know (or I had forgotten) that you were a Portlander!  Have you considered joining The Portland Film & Movie Club (http://www.meetup.com/portlandfilm/)?

Crap! I didn't know that was a thing! Definitely going to check it out.

Edit: Also didn't know Living Room had a Monday special. Finally, a local event that works with my schedule.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on October 11, 2013, 08:03:49 PM
Living Room has a Monday special?  I wish I could use that...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: tjwells on October 14, 2013, 09:13:16 PM
Speaking of Portland, my Hitchcock class this term is at 5th Avenue, and they never take attendance, and there are always 10-20 open seats. If anyone in Portland wants to see Rope, Strangers on a Train, Psycho, Vertigo, The Birds, Rear Window or Notorious on the "big screen" (blu-rays, but the difference is negligible), you should check it out. Also some very interesting discussions before and after the films. Tuesdays, 5:30-9.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on October 15, 2013, 08:26:18 PM
Speaking of Portland, my Hitchcock class this term is at 5th Avenue, and they never take attendance, and there are always 10-20 open seats. If anyone in Portland wants to see The Lady Vanishes, Rope, Strangers on a Train, Psycho, Vertigo, The Birds, Rebecca, Rear Window or Notorious on the "big screen" (blu-rays, but the difference is negligible), you should check it out. Also some very interesting discussions before and after the films. Tuesdays, 5:30-9.

Very awesome.  I can't do this tonight, but I will try sometimes.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 22, 2013, 12:34:20 PM
Going to have like an hour and a half after I got to the skin doctor tomorrow morning before I have stuff to do, so figure I will see a motion picture probably. Which of these is most worth watching:

Carrie
Don Jon
Enough Said


And I guess in which order in case the appointment runs early or late.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on October 22, 2013, 01:07:16 PM
Haven't seen Carrie or Don Jon, but I can recommend Enough Said.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 24, 2013, 08:27:13 AM
I went with Enough Said because I saw you, Bondo, and ses speaking highly of it. JLD was relatively great as the lead (though no Selena Myer, but who is?) and Gandolfini was okay. I felt most bad for her poor daughter though and I guess would have liked to see the film from her perspective. Her mom completely forgets about her, uses her best friend as a daughter proxy, and by the end of the film she still hasn't even met this guy so all that is pretty CINECAST!ed up. Though I guess one of the aspects that makes this film so unique is its perspective, and even though I am distanced from it I don't find it completely unrelatable (or the idea that I should be able to relate to a film essential). Realistically, even though FLY's heart told him to see Don Jon, you probably helped me make the right choice, oad, so thank you for the input! There were also some pretty funny parts in this as well.

Anyhow, it appears that South Jersey is really giving FLY a pretty good CINECAST!ing this weekend. Despite being advertised in the paper as opening in four theaters, 12 Years A Slave will be opening in four PA theatre including some big AMC or some shit I guess which CINECAST!ing makes no sense because a film like that is supposed to get a Philly and Voorhees release the same week and roll out from there, but I guess that shit isn't happening and it's just getting a Philly and other PA release which means I probably need to find out who manages my theatre and ask them what the CINECAST! is up if I go there on Friday because I imagine 12YAS will open here now next Friday but I'll be out of town presumably at some stupid Halloween party that will probably suck meaning I'll have to CINECAST!ing wait even longer for this shit which is a travesty. FLY can't catch a CINECAST!ing break, now he's even playing a super team in fantasy where he is undefeated this week because of some trade that was CINECAST!ing forced through that should have rightfully been my trade and made my CINECAST!ing team an even more super team what a crock of shit I'm pretty pissed off right now about literally everything.

But whatevs, what should I watch this weekend, preferably in an order but whatever.

12 Years A Slave (take the trip to Philly, would see another film at the fest but I think Friday sucks or something outside of the Reitman thing which may also suck but is at least interesting because Reitman is interesting but I'm not paying $20 to see that film)
All Is Lost
The Counselor
Blue Is The Warmest Color
(some VoD bullshit that is made worse that I can't just stream it to my 360 via Amazon or something, but I mean I kind of need to see this and now it's most def FS eligible I guess)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 24, 2013, 04:27:03 PM
Wait for Blue in theaters - comes to Philly next week I think.

1) All Is Lost
2) 12 YaS
3) The Counselor... maybe?



What should I watch:

Lucas Moodysson's We Are the Best!

or

Hirokazu Kore-Eda's Like Father, Like Son
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on October 24, 2013, 06:25:21 PM
I went with Enough Said because I saw you, Bondo, and ses speaking highly of it. JLD was relatively great as the lead (though no Selena Myer, but who is?) and Gandolfini was okay. I felt most bad for her poor daughter though and I guess would have liked to see the film from her perspective. Her mom completely forgets about her, uses her best friend as a daughter proxy, and by the end of the film she still hasn't even met this guy so all that is pretty CINECAST!ed up. Though I guess one of the aspects that makes this film so unique is its perspective, and even though I am distanced from it I don't find it completely unrelatable (or the idea that I should be able to relate to a film essential). Realistically, even though FLY's heart told him to see Don Jon, you probably helped me make the right choice, oad, so thank you for the input! There were also some pretty funny parts in this as well.
Sounds like you didn't love it quite as much as I, but I'm glad you think I steered you well! :)


What should I watch:

Lucas Moodysson's We Are the Best!

or

Hirokazu Kore-Eda's Like Father, Like Son
Haven't seen either, but I'm dying to see the new Kore-Eda!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Verite on October 24, 2013, 06:28:29 PM
What should I watch:

Lucas Moodysson's We Are the Best!

or

Hirokazu Kore-Eda's Like Father, Like Son
Haven't seen either, but I'm dying to see the new Kore-Eda!

You'd love it, OAD.  It's great.  It'll probably rank as your 1st or 2nd fave HK.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on October 24, 2013, 06:55:54 PM
You'd love it, OAD.  It's great.  It'll probably rank as your 1st or 2nd fave HK.
!!

Now I'm just getting more impatient to see it! Gonna go bug the indie cinema manager now about when it's going to arrive here.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: JakeIsntFake on October 27, 2013, 08:25:15 AM
Which should I keep on my DVR? Spaceflight IC-1, The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas, or The Sharkfighters? Gotta love TMC at 4AM.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on October 27, 2013, 02:17:39 PM
Which should I keep on my DVR? Spaceflight IC-1, The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas, or The Sharkfighters? Gotta love TMC at 4AM.

Any film with the work "shark" in the title must be great cinema.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on October 28, 2013, 05:22:16 AM
Lesbians or Slaves?

 ;)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 28, 2013, 11:07:27 AM
In your neck of the woods I imagine both will be playing for a while still, but I guess there's more concerns that BITWC will disappear before 12YaS.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Hot Biscuit Slim on October 29, 2013, 09:32:15 PM
Could someone rattle off the 5-7 best movies on Netflix right now? I am in a rut and need something good to get back into movie season.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on October 29, 2013, 10:01:21 PM
Sunny
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on October 29, 2013, 10:06:57 PM
You'd love it, OAD.  It's great.  It'll probably rank as your 1st or 2nd fave HK.
!!

Now I'm just getting more impatient to see it! Gonna go bug the indie cinema manager now about when it's going to arrive here.

I'm getting a private screening this Thursday morning! Cinema manager asked me if I'd like to see it and write about it prior to the film's opening here. And yes, of course, I would!!  ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on October 29, 2013, 11:55:36 PM
Could someone rattle off the 5-7 best movies on Netflix right now? I am in a rut and need something good to get back into movie season.

Classics:
His Girl Friday
Once Upon a Time in the West
Apocalypse Now
Kagemusha
8 1/2
Sherlock Jr.


Recent:
Man on Wire
Upstream Color
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Lars and the Real Girl
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 30, 2013, 08:43:50 AM
Sunny
::)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sandy on October 30, 2013, 09:05:45 AM
I'm getting a private screening this Thursday morning! Cinema manager asked me if I'd like to see it and write about it prior to the film's opening here. And yes, of course, I would!!  ;D

 :))

Careful OAD, you may be working your way into a new vocation!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ses on October 30, 2013, 09:36:39 AM
I'm getting a private screening this Thursday morning! Cinema manager asked me if I'd like to see it and write about it prior to the film's opening here. And yes, of course, I would!!  ;D

 :))

Careful OAD, you may be working your way into a new vocation!

Awesome OAD!!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on October 30, 2013, 10:30:49 AM
Very cool.  Filmspotter makes good!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on October 30, 2013, 10:46:08 AM
Sunny
Seconded!


Thanks, ses and oldkid!

Careful OAD, you may be working your way into a new vocation!
:)  I would so love to work more film-related stuff into my current job/vocation!


Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on November 02, 2013, 05:07:01 PM
For AFI fest,

-Like Father Like Son (Hirokazu Koreeda), Our Sunhi (Hong Sang Soo), or We Are the Best! (Lukas Moodyson)?


-When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (Corneliu Porumboiu) or The Selfish Giant (Clio Bernard)?


-Tom at the Farm (Xavier Dolan) or  - never seen before - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy)?


-The Congress (Ari Folman) or The Past (Asghar Farhadi)?



Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Beavermoose on November 02, 2013, 05:10:17 PM
For AFI fest,

-Like Father Like Son (Hirokazu Koreeda), Our Sunhi (Hong Sang Soo), or We Are the Best! (Lukas Moodyson)?


-When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (Corneliu Porumboiu) or The Selfish Giant (Clio Bernard)?


-Tom at the Farm (Xavier Dolan) or  - never seen before - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy)?


-The Congress (Ari Folman) or The Past (Asghar Farhadi)?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on November 02, 2013, 05:16:26 PM
-Like Father Like Son (Hirokazu Koreeda)
Everyone needs to see this one.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on November 02, 2013, 08:04:36 PM
What I'd choose:

Like Father, Like Son
The Selfish Giant
The Umbrellas at C
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 03, 2013, 08:59:09 AM
For AFI fest,

-Like Father Like Son (Hirokazu Koreeda), Our Sunhi (Hong Sang Soo), or We Are the Best! (Lukas Moodyson)?


-When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (Corneliu Porumboiu) or The Selfish Giant (Clio Bernard)?


-Tom at the Farm (Xavier Dolan) or  - never seen before - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy)?


-The Congress (Ari Folman) or The Past (Asghar Farhadi)?

I don't know about the first one, Armo did say "lol Koreeda" or something like that, but it has the OAD seal of approval.

WEFoBoM for the second

Not The Umbrellas of Cherbourg for the third because that first film is not The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

Folman for the last one because FLY couldn't see it and continues to hate himself and also A Separation was bad while WwB was pretty good and The Congress looks CINECAST!ing magical, and crazy, and great.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 11, 2013, 03:51:18 PM
Something from 2013 or something with Emma Roberts?

EDIT: Or something from 2013 with #TeamElle
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on November 12, 2013, 04:10:25 PM
Something from 2013 or something with Emma Roberts?

Computer Chess
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 12, 2013, 04:30:01 PM
Another b&w 2013 film, Frances Ha, is on there that I have not seen so I guess #TeamEmma and #TeamElle take a back seat once again tonight.

EDIT: Ah (ha), you posted that in the other thread.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jascook on November 13, 2013, 11:38:24 AM
My local Family Video, where there are very few non-English films on the shelves, surprisingly has three Takashi Miike films:

Sukiyaki Western:  Django
Harakari
13 Assassins

I haven't seen any Miike films.  I'm not at all sure if they're the kind of movies I would enjoy, but I am curious to see what they're like.  Would the good folks at Filmspotting suggest one of the above, or a different film as a first Miike?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on November 13, 2013, 01:14:35 PM
I would recommend 13 Assassins. It's not typical of Miike's more notorious work, but it is well made and will give you confidence that this is a solid director with skills. Perhaps a cushion of goodwill if you choose to venture into some of his riskier filmography.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jascook on November 13, 2013, 01:25:18 PM
I would recommend 13 Assassins. It's not typical of Miike's more notorious work, but it is well made and will give you confidence that this is a solid director with skills. Perhaps a cushion of goodwill if you choose to venture into some of his riskier filmography.

Yeah, that's the kind of thing I'm looking for.  Thanks, 1SO!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on November 13, 2013, 01:34:13 PM
I agree with 1SO, 13 Assassins is a good place to start. As a sidenote, I'd generally recommend skipping his Harakiri in favor of Masaki Kobayashi's original. Miike's is a solid film, but I consider Kobayashi's a masterpiece and reccommend it as the preferable experience.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on November 13, 2013, 01:38:02 PM
13 Assassins would also be my choice.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jascook on November 13, 2013, 01:39:07 PM
I agree with 1SO, 13 Assassins is a good place to start. As a sidenote, I'd generally recommend skipping his Harakiri in favor of Masaki Kobayashi's original. Miike's is a solid film, but I consider Kobayashi's a masterpiece and reccommend it as the preferable experience.

Ooh, I didn't realize Kobayashi did the original, thanks for that.  I need to check out more of his work.  I've only seen I Will Buy You so far.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on November 13, 2013, 01:55:38 PM
Finishing the list, Sukiyaki Western: Django is pants and should be seen by nobody. It contains Quentin Tarantino's worst performance. Think about that for a moment.

Masaki Kobayashi is a master filmmaker with hours upon hours of greatness for you to discover. His Directors Thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9036.0) confirms this so far with not a single bad comment.

I wish this community would pledge to doing a Marathon of Kobayashi and Satyajit Ray in 2014.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: AAAutin on November 13, 2013, 04:58:22 PM
Sukiyaki Western Django
Harakari
13 Assassins

Would the good folks at Filmspotting suggest one of the above, or a different film as a first Miike?

I'd start with AUDITION. Not only because it's my favorite, but also because it strikes a balance between Composed Miike and Crazy Miike.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on November 13, 2013, 09:50:14 PM
I would recommend 13 Assassins. It's not typical of Miike's more notorious work, but it is well made and will give you confidence that this is a solid director with skills. Perhaps a cushion of goodwill if you choose to venture into some of his riskier filmography.

Agreed, it really is well made as was Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai.  I hope he continues down this path.  I don't like a lot of his most notorious works but Audition is an exception.  What ever you do.. don't watch Visitor Q... it has been 10 years and I still can't get the bad taste out of my mouth...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on November 13, 2013, 10:26:32 PM
Late 90's and early 00's are his most distinct period (Visitor Q is one of the more extreme examples, but it's good).
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on November 13, 2013, 10:43:54 PM
I wish this community would pledge to doing a Marathon of Kobayashi and Satyajit Ray in 2014.

I would do both of those!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jascook on November 14, 2013, 10:21:19 AM
I'll be watching more Ray films, that's for sure.  Probably Kobayashi too, given what 1SO has posted and other positive reviews I found online about his work.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 14, 2013, 10:27:04 AM
Dallas Buyers Club
Kill Your Idols

Just watch something on Netflixxx or VoD because these aren't that good/worth paying for?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 22, 2013, 08:13:43 PM
The Book Thief
Nebraska


???
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 23, 2013, 08:40:27 AM
Someone help!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on November 23, 2013, 08:47:07 AM
Nebraska, I guess...
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on November 23, 2013, 08:54:46 AM
Of those two I'd say Nebraska, but I haven't seen either of them myself. I go back one post and suggest "watch something on Netflixxx or VoD". Maybe now is the time to start catching up on Spring 2013 films you missed.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 23, 2013, 08:59:06 AM
Of those two I'd say Nebraska, but I haven't seen either of them myself. I go back one post and suggest "watch something on Netflixxx or VoD". Maybe now is the time to start catching up on Spring 2013 films you missed.

Priority of Netflixxx goes to Twixt, Crystal Fairy, and that Emma Roberts thing with The Rock I guess. Just want to get out to the theatre for the afternoon and Philly is too far so BITWC is out (out on VoD as well because I need to be in a theatre to watch that one, I imagine, it's so damned long and I know my dog will bark or the phone will ring or something will happen if I watch it VoD).

There's some Shia film on VoD I do want to check out.
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Post by: 1SO on November 23, 2013, 09:06:11 AM
Crystal Fairy is Magic Mike. Magic Mike trumps Team Emma. I most want to read FLY's thoughts on Crystal Fairy.
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Post by: Junior on November 23, 2013, 09:59:45 AM
Twixt might be the craziest thing I've ever fallen asleep to.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 23, 2013, 11:11:53 AM
#TeamElle

#TeamEmma

#BigMike

#TheBeef

It's a great time to be streaming and watching VOD.
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Post by: Lobby on November 28, 2013, 09:02:13 AM
My local filmclub is screening Dr Strangelove tonight.

I haven't seen it, but I'm terriby exhausted. Should I pull myself together and grab the opportunity to see it on a big screen? Or is it overrated?
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 28, 2013, 09:09:28 AM
It's the second best film I have ever seen.
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Post by: Lobby on November 28, 2013, 09:39:29 AM
I take that as a recommendation. ;)
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Post by: jdc on November 28, 2013, 10:29:12 AM
Listen to FLY, he knows what he speaks of.  And don't worry about being tired, it is not long like most of the Kubrick films that followed. 
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Post by: oldkid on November 28, 2013, 01:12:47 PM
You'll love it, Lobby.
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Post by: verbALs on November 28, 2013, 01:36:44 PM
You'll have your cinephile card taken off you, if you pass up on that film.
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Post by: Lobby on November 28, 2013, 02:46:13 PM
Don't worry. I watched it. And it was wonderful. Darkly funny, timeless, stylish, excellent in every aspect (even though it wouldn't pass the Bechdel test ;)). There's a good reason why it's so loved. It's the kind of movie I wouldn't hesitate to see many times.
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Post by: Bondo on December 05, 2013, 07:48:26 AM
Planning next week's $5 Tuesday Matinee already…gonna go with one of these:

The Book Thief
Thor 2
Gravity 3D (rewatch)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 05, 2013, 09:42:57 AM
Mjhor Thor!

Haven't seen TBT though.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 05, 2013, 11:06:00 AM
Thor 2 is good. And it passes the Beschdel test.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 16, 2013, 02:54:27 PM
In which order should I prioritize these, friends?

Out Of The Furnace
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Inside Llewyn Davis
American Hustle
Saving Mr. Banks
Anchorman 2
Blue Jasmine
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Post by: 1SO on December 16, 2013, 03:38:20 PM
American Hustle
Anchorman 2
Blue Jasmine
Saving Mr. Banks
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Out Of The Furnace
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 16, 2013, 07:30:48 PM
Take that, Coens!

Noted though, thanks for the input, 1SO! BJ is only playing in Philly I think, so was wondering how high I should put that on the list since it will require a trip. Pretty high, it seems.
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Post by: roujin on December 17, 2013, 12:03:16 AM
Watch these two films:  Inside Llewyn Davis and Anchorman 2. Skip the rest.

Haven't seen any of them, of course.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 19, 2013, 04:27:35 PM
2013 films I can stream on Netflix Instant, which one should I watch tonight?

Leaning toward Room 237, but could go another way. Throw out a few suggestions?
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Post by: smirnoff on December 19, 2013, 04:34:48 PM
Leaning toward Room 237, but could go another way. Throw out a few suggestions?

If Room 237 is going hook you, it'll do it pretty quick. If you're not into it after 15 minutes I'd say it's not going to change much and you can move on. :)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 19, 2013, 07:00:49 PM
Thanks, 'noff!

Actually just got a post-lifting call from a friend so looks like I'll be going out in about an hour. So keep suggesting, everyone, trying to put together a small list for Christmas time!
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Post by: oldkid on December 20, 2013, 12:33:03 AM
Some 2013 Netflix Instant films I recommend:

Drug War
What Maisie Knew
Europa Report
Side Effects
Upstream Color
The House I Live In
To the Wonder
It's a Disaster (kinda 2013, probably 2012)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 20, 2013, 09:31:07 AM
Didn't realize Europa Report was on there, I should definitely check that one out for sure.
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Post by: Sandy on December 25, 2013, 10:20:19 PM
Looking for your favorite femme fatale roles.

My niece got the part of the Queen in Cymbeline and the play is going to be presented in the noir style. She's looking for inspiration. I knew you'd all tell her Double Indemnity, but what else do you got? :)
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Post by: jdc on December 25, 2013, 10:27:17 PM
The Last Seduction

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110308/
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Post by: 1SO on December 25, 2013, 11:16:34 PM
Lizabeth Scott - Too Late For Tears
Gloria Grahame - In a Lonely Place, The Big Heat, Human Desire
Peggy Cummins - Gun Crazy
Marie Windsor - The Killing, The Narrow Margin
Gene Tierney - Leave Her to Heaven
Audrey Totter - The Set-Up, Tension
Kim Novak - Pushover
Ann Blyth - Mildred Pierce

Others will tell you Rita Hayworth in Gilda is essential.
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Post by: verbALs on December 26, 2013, 04:31:58 AM
Ten Favourite Femme

{Because the nature of a femme fatale can be hidden, there's an element of spoiler in some of these}

Jeanne Moureau- Lift to the Scaffold, The Bride Wore Black
Nora Zehetner- Brick
Ann Savage- Detour
Clara Calamai- Ossessione
Rita Hayworth- The Lady From Shanghai (great femme, erm film)
Marcia Gay Harden- Miller's Crossing
Lena Olin- Romeo Is Bleeding
Mary Astor- The Maltese Falcon
Ava Gardner- The Killers
Rooney Mara- Side Effects
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Post by: Sandy on December 26, 2013, 12:14:20 PM
Oh! Most Excellent! Thank you for the recommendations jdc, 1SO and verbALs! I've sent your lists on to her and can't wait to see what she gleans to create her character. I've also copied your ideas down and may make my next year's group marathon list have a femme fatale theme. There are some titles here I want to check out for myself.  :)
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Post by: MartinTeller on December 26, 2013, 02:02:29 PM
To add to the already terrific suggestions:

Mary Beth Hughes, The Great Flamarion, Loophole
Stella Stevens, Man-Trap
Bette Davis, Beyond the Forest
Ida Lupino, They Drive By Night, Lust for Gold
Anne Baxter, Guest in the House
Geraldine Fitzgerald, The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry
Janis Carter, Night Editor
Leslie Brooks, Blonde Ice
Helen Walker, Nightmare Alley, Impact
Jean Gillie, Decoy

To be honest, a few of these I don't remember at all but my notes indicate they were stellar femmes fatale.  I also want to strongly second these:

The Last Seduction
Detour
Tension
Leave Her to Heaven
The Killing
The Lady from Shanghai
The Bride Wore Black
Too Late for Tears
Human Desire
Gun Crazy


Those are all great.  Some of the performances listed by 1SO and verbALs I would not consider femme fatale roles, but definitions can vary.
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Post by: Sandy on December 26, 2013, 02:28:24 PM
Thank you Martin! I'm e-mailing this on and also keeping it for myself in my Noirvember folder.

I remember Mary Beth from The Oxbow Incident. I bet she makes a swell femme fatale. :)
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 03, 2014, 12:47:37 AM
roujin... Chennai Express?
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Post by: roujin on January 03, 2014, 07:41:43 AM
sure.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 09, 2014, 01:39:15 PM
Should I watch Short Term 12 tonight and then watch Community, Parks, and Spoils Of Babylon tomorrow night, or the other way around?
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Post by: Corndog on January 09, 2014, 03:00:56 PM
Watch Short Term 12 ASAP.
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Post by: ses on January 14, 2014, 04:24:37 PM
I rented these films from Amazon, in what order should I watch them?

Prisoners
Drinking Buddies
The Spectacular Now
Short Term 12
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Post by: Corndog on January 14, 2014, 04:30:05 PM
Short Term 12 as many times as the heart allows.
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Post by: smirnoff on January 14, 2014, 04:31:43 PM
Don't leave prisoners until last! You want something to come after, to brighten things up.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 15, 2014, 12:02:04 AM
I rented these films from Amazon, in what order should I watch them?

Prisoners
Drinking Buddies
The Spectacular Now
Short Term 12

that one looks good to me!
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Post by: roujin on January 15, 2014, 12:02:43 AM
Watch spectacular now. never see the rest.
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Post by: AAAutin on January 15, 2014, 12:04:26 AM
I rented these films from Amazon, in what order should I watch them?

In any order. They're all pretty spectacular (now).
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Post by: 1SO on January 15, 2014, 12:21:03 AM
If I were scheduling this as a film festival, I'd go...

The Spectacular Now
Prisoners
Drinking Buddies
Short Term 12
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Post by: ses on January 15, 2014, 12:00:15 PM
If I were scheduling this as a film festival, I'd go...

The Spectacular Now
Prisoners
Drinking Buddies
Short Term 12

I think this is how I'm going to watch them, I definitely want to follow up Prisoners with Drinking Buddies.
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Post by: jdc on January 18, 2014, 06:26:20 PM
Today will either be Wolf of Wallstreet, Her, or Inside Llewyn Davis  Need to convince my wife it should be ILD but Wolf is playing closer to a famous Fried Char Kway Teow stall which gets the advantage.
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Post by: Beavermoose on January 18, 2014, 10:42:24 PM
Today will either be Wolf of Wallstreet, Her, or Inside Llewyn Davis  Need to convince my wife it should be ILD but Wolf is playing closer to a famous Fried Char Kway Teow stall which gets the advantage.

I feel like I wouldn't really want to watch the Wolf of Wall Street with my significant other.
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Post by: jdc on January 19, 2014, 05:20:04 PM
Today will either be Wolf of Wallstreet, Her, or Inside Llewyn Davis  Need to convince my wife it should be ILD but Wolf is playing closer to a famous Fried Char Kway Teow stall which gets the advantage.

I feel like I wouldn't really want to watch the Wolf of Wall Street with my significant other.

Curious, what would would make something uncomfortable to watch something with your SO? There are times where I might start to feel a bit uncomfortable watching something with my wife but those things are usually more around something that would start a conversation that would start like "Would you ever do that..." as opposed to any graphic violence, sex, drugs, swearing, etc.

We watched it and both quite liked it.  I really wanted ILD but I am afraid she doesn't quite share my love for the Coen Brother films.  Better for me to enjoy it on my own that be distracted if I sense she is getting a bit bored or just really doesn't like it.
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Post by: Beavermoose on January 21, 2014, 05:31:16 PM
I guess it always depends on what kind of person they are. Glad you guys enjoyed it though. :)

Trying to pick among these? I'm thinking Captain Phillips...

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Captain Phillips
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
Saving Mr. Banks
Nebraska
Philomena
August: Osage County
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Post by: oldkid on January 21, 2014, 10:50:24 PM
Captain Phillips was great.  But I haven't seen the others.  I can't wait to see Saving Mr. Banks, but Philomena and August are top of my list too. 
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Post by: jdc on January 22, 2014, 01:05:06 AM
I guess it always depends on what kind of person they are.

The kind that told about watching Salo the first time we time we met at a dinner party.

From your list.. Captain Phillips but it is the only one I have had a chance to watch
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Post by: Beavermoose on January 22, 2014, 09:04:35 AM
I guess it always depends on what kind of person they are.

The kind that told about watching Salo the first time we time we met at a dinner party.

Haha, That one's a keeper! :)
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Post by: Lobby on January 22, 2014, 03:55:35 PM
Need to watch a movie that somehow is about sports. It's a theme of an upcoming blogathon. I was thinking about seeing Hoop Dreams, which I haven't seen. Bondo wasn't overly enthusiastic about it though. And it's very long.

Are there other opinions available? Is HD a good choice or do you have any other suggestions for someone who normally isn't particularly interested in sports, though I can enjoy movies that take place in that settings occiasionally (such as The Damned United)?
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Post by: Tequila on January 22, 2014, 04:11:53 PM
Not to discourage you from HD (which is great) but if you're looking for a sports-related documentary, Murderball is only about 90 min long. And I say that without actually having seen it.
Personally, I would probably watch Rollerball.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 22, 2014, 04:13:29 PM
Hoop Dreams or bust.
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Post by: Junior on January 22, 2014, 04:20:43 PM
Hoop Dreams is amazing. On my top 100 list. Here's the blurb I wrote for it:

That’s why when somebody say, “when you get to the NBA, don’t forget about me”, and that stuff. Well, I should’ve said to them, “if I don’t make it, don’t you forget about me.”

Since this list is a yearly tradition and really like using quotes to introduce a movie and I’ve been a big fan of Hoop Dreams since first watching it while I was in college all those years ago, I’ve always struggled to find a variety of quotes for movies that perennially make the list. Especially when a documentary like this one has such a profound and compelling summary of the 3 hours a viewer must invest to see the full stories of the two young basketball phenoms at the center of this film. Those three hours give it room to breathe and consider all facets of their drive to become famous basketball players, including one’s inspirational push for his mother to receive her nursing certification in the film’s best scene. It’s all great.

And if that wasn't enough, Roger Ebert said it was not only the best sports movie but the best movie about America.
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Post by: Lobby on January 22, 2014, 04:26:42 PM
That's a lovely endorsement, Junior. Thanks!
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Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on January 22, 2014, 07:57:17 PM
If you are looking for a fictional story on sports you could try Breaking Away (bicycle racing), Rocky (boxing) or The Club (Australian Rules Football).
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Post by: don s. on January 22, 2014, 08:02:57 PM
So many great sports movies... you can find a ton of just baseball (my favorite sport)-related ones. I have to put in a good word for one of my favorites, Masaki Kobayashi's "I Will Buy You" (English title), which is available in the U.S. via a Criterion Eclipse box and Hulu+. Second choice: "Major League"!
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Post by: goodguy on January 22, 2014, 08:47:41 PM
... other suggestions for someone who normally isn't particularly interested in sports...
With that qualifier in mind, I recommend Sarah Prefers to Run (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2384328/).
Additional benefits: 2013, directed by a woman, female lead.
Downside: Canadian Blu/DVD only (AFAIK).
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Post by: jdc on January 22, 2014, 09:13:37 PM
One one that needs to be considered, Slap Shot with Paul Newman
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Post by: roujin on January 22, 2014, 09:28:53 PM
Ping Pong
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Post by: oldkid on January 25, 2014, 10:42:32 AM
I really didn't care for Hoop Dreams.  It was way too long.

Murderball was okay.  But the only sports movies I care for are The Natural (which many people don't like) and The Rookie, which was a better-than-expected Disney film.
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Post by: verbALs on January 25, 2014, 12:17:35 PM
Do you like sports in general?
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Post by: oldkid on January 26, 2014, 12:15:35 PM
Do you like sports in general?

Absolutely not.  I couldn't imagine a bigger waste of time.
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Post by: Junior on January 26, 2014, 12:22:10 PM
You crazy!
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Post by: Lobby on January 26, 2014, 03:24:01 PM
I don't love sports in general but I loved Hoop Dreams (yes, I chose to trust those who recommended it and ended up taking side with you). A write-up is incoming shortly.
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Post by: Sandy on February 06, 2014, 08:19:33 AM
Not a big question in the scheme of things, but should I watch Rope or Strangers on a Train first. Both are sitting here on my desk waiting for my decision.
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Post by: Junior on February 06, 2014, 09:22:42 AM
Rope!
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Post by: verbALs on February 06, 2014, 09:31:04 AM
Strangers....no question.
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 06, 2014, 09:39:54 AM
Both are great, but I'd say Strangers , too.
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Post by: 1SO on February 06, 2014, 09:44:25 AM
I don't think the order matters on this one.
Strangers might play better in the daylight for you since it contains some scary images.
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Post by: MartinTeller on February 06, 2014, 10:35:25 AM
Clearly the most important thing is that you start watching Rope at just before dusk.
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Post by: don s. on February 06, 2014, 11:42:21 AM
Clearly the most important thing is that you start watching Rope at just before dusk.


And of course, in one continuous sitting. No breaks!
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Post by: Sandy on February 06, 2014, 12:08:28 PM
 :))

Tell me again which comes first, twilight or dusk. I want to get this right!

Thanks everyone for the help.

daylight - strangers
dusk - rope


will do!
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 09, 2014, 11:27:14 AM
The I see The Wind Rises in its original language or English first? At this point (assuming it's good and playing locally dubbed) I hope to see it twice I guess, but also in case I cannot I reckon let me know which way I should see it THEATRICALLY!
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Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2014, 07:03:39 AM
Which of the following would be the best to share with my girlfriend on valentines day? NOT what is the best movie, but best for the occasion?

His Girl Friday
Casablanca
The Apartment
Annie Hall
Amelie
500 Days of Summer
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 12, 2014, 07:36:04 AM
His Girl Friday
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Post by: Antares on February 12, 2014, 09:24:52 AM
As much as I love His Girl Friday, the better film for Valentine's Day is Amelie.
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Post by: Sandy on February 12, 2014, 09:29:05 AM
Antares beat me to it!


If you want laughter, Sam's right. If you want romance, Amelie is dreamy. :)
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Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2014, 09:44:24 AM
Thanks! That's where I was leaning, but now I know  ;)
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Post by: MartinTeller on February 12, 2014, 10:47:06 AM
For whatever it's worth, my gf LOVED His Girl Friday and she hates Amelie.  She also really likes The Apartment.
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Post by: mañana on February 12, 2014, 11:25:19 AM
Word to the wise, a lot of gals might be turned off by Annie Hall these days.
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Post by: Lobby on February 12, 2014, 11:29:58 AM
Amelie, without a doubt. The others aren't anywhere near as romantic.
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Post by: 1SO on February 12, 2014, 02:21:28 PM
500 Days of Summer has a bit too much arsenic in the champagne for Valentine's Day. Same with The Apartment. I think Casablanca is the most romantic from that list but I know a lot of girls who don't see the leading man appeal of a mug like Bogart. Amelie would be my 2nd choice.
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Post by: don s. on February 14, 2014, 08:43:15 PM
My local movie group is offering tickets to a free semi-advance screening of POMPEII next week. I'd kind of like to go but I'm worried it won't make any sense if I haven't seen POMPE.
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Post by: JakeIsntFake on February 14, 2014, 09:11:50 PM

(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/2198077/squidward-laughing-o.gif)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 19, 2014, 09:19:45 AM
Any of these worth watching:

Pompeii
3 Days To Kill
In Secret (Therese)
Omar


EDIT: Or I guess head in to the city for Like Father, Like Son or whatever this Visitors thing is.

Let me know!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on February 19, 2014, 10:45:52 AM
Pompeii is awful, so unless you're into that sort of thing, I would say stay away....far away.
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 19, 2014, 11:39:55 AM
I've seen only Like Father, but I can certainly recommend that. :)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 19, 2014, 01:17:53 PM
I've seen only Like Father, but I can certainly recommend that. :)

Yeah, I remembered you were a big fan of that one. I'm not familiar with Kore-eda, but I'll keep the recommendation in mind.

Right now I guess it's a fight between Kore-eda, Abu-Assad, and Ellie Olsen, though I don't know much about what the vulgarists of auteurs have to say about the Pompeii.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: don s. on March 20, 2014, 05:40:50 PM
Three films opening this weekend that I'm interested in...

Nymphomaniac, Volume 1
Enemy
Particle Fever


Has anyone here seen Nymphomaniac yet? I'm wondering if I need to wear my floppy hat and sunglasses.
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Post by: JakeIsntFake on March 20, 2014, 05:54:03 PM
dude, Enemy. My third "if I could see any film right now".
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Post by: don s. on March 20, 2014, 06:21:58 PM
My plan for tomorrow is to try to hit the 10 a.m. showing of Nymphomaniac and then scoot over to a nearby cinema to see the 1:20 p.m. showing of Enemy, maybe with a quick lunch in-between. Assuming I still want to eat.
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Post by: Smiley on April 01, 2014, 05:38:49 AM
Today I'm either going to cross one of my Shame List (films I keep meaning to get round to but never do) or watch something I've been looking forward to for a while.

So shall I watch one of the following:
The Usual Suspects
The Guard
Trainspotting
Snatch
Westworld
Mimic
Senna
Before Sunrise

OR watch the DVD of Mamoru Hosada's Wolf Children I have rented atm.
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Post by: heisenbergman on April 01, 2014, 05:47:33 AM
Before Sunrise :)
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Post by: oldkid on April 01, 2014, 10:16:02 AM
Before Sunrise :)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 02, 2014, 08:26:49 AM
Looks like FLY is potentially getting CINECAST!ed, but not in the good way. Generally on my website sources, I am able to discern when a film that is playing in Skrilladelphia will be ending its run, as the picture is generally labeled the week it will end. As such, I was fine because there was no indication that Nymphomaniac Volume I would be ending tomorrow, so theoretically this weekend I could watch the film as intended: four hours of LVT with a short intermission.

But now it has disappeared for Friday, replaced by Volume II. Obviously I want to see these films on the big screen, but it seems silly to make the trip just for Volume II if I settle for Volume I on the small screen. Maybe the last theater that only has The Shining listed as playing on Friday at midnight will update and NVI will be there, but at this point I'm not counting on it.

So the question is: worth seeing Volume II on the big screen with at least a day between the two films, or just watch them both at home back to back and curse myself for not CINECAST!ing doing that a while ago if that's how that shit was going to end anyway?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 13, 2014, 08:45:33 AM
In which order should I watch these:

Palo Alto and Godzilla

The Double and X-Men: Days Of Future's Past
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on May 13, 2014, 09:33:38 AM
Skip all of them.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 13, 2014, 09:46:08 AM
Skip all of them.

:up:

You know anything about this Patema Inverted film? I'm unfamiliar with the director, but any time I have the chance to see an anime film on the big screen I'm inclined to take it. It's a one day only showing, wondering if it's worth the trip.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 13, 2014, 09:54:37 AM
Godzilla has Binoche. Just sayin'.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 13, 2014, 10:19:02 AM
Godzilla has Binoche. Just sayin'.

That is my key point of interest in seeing that film, but Binoche is going head to head with the starting squad of #TeamEmma. Tough choices!
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Post by: roujin on May 13, 2014, 01:47:24 PM
Skip all of them.

:up:

You know anything about this Patema Inverted film? I'm unfamiliar with the director, but any time I have the chance to see an anime film on the big screen I'm inclined to take it. It's a one day only showing, wondering if it's worth the trip.

Interesting premise. From the team or director who made Time of Eve so it's got some pedigree. Take a shot!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on May 14, 2014, 02:39:08 PM
Got an email for advanced screening passes to see Blended. How much do I hate myself? Enough to go see it?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: JakeIsntFake on May 14, 2014, 02:54:16 PM
Pffff If I were you I'd block the sender.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 14, 2014, 08:56:42 PM
If only it was That's Still My Boy.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 23, 2014, 09:34:34 PM
The Double or Jodorowsky's new thing?

I guess the obvious answer is the latter even though I really want to see the former, right?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 25, 2014, 05:21:04 AM
Do you mean The Dance of Reality for the Jodorowsky's film? It is not bad, drags a bit, but is full of everything you would expect from a Jodorowsky film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 25, 2014, 08:56:59 AM
That's the one. I liked Santa Sangre, but that's the only AJ film I have seen. Toying with the idea of doubling up and doing both in the same day, just worry that the AJ one will be too intense for that to make much sense for me. But then one time I watched Beyond The Hills and Holy Motors in the same day, so I'll probs be fine.
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Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 25, 2014, 02:48:28 PM
The Dance of Reality is semi autobiographical. It is strange, but the plot is fairly straight forward.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on June 04, 2014, 03:53:43 PM
Movies or True Detective?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on June 04, 2014, 04:11:39 PM
You just did two big TV things. Time for some movies.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on June 12, 2014, 11:58:00 AM
Dutch thriller Borgman vs Australian bio pic Tracks?


Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on June 14, 2014, 07:53:27 AM
Tracks
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on June 14, 2014, 08:10:13 AM
I watched Tracks last night and I quite liked it. Write-up will come soonish.

Tonight I'll take on Borgman. So I'll end up watching both.

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on June 14, 2014, 08:47:32 PM
That is the best solution
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jascook on June 16, 2014, 06:52:41 PM
Which of these is most recommended by Filmspotters of the world unite?

The Prestige
Dark Shadows
Slacker

Also, has anyone seen the 1948 Vice Versa film directed by Peter Ustinov?  I DVRed it from TCM.  Had no idea the Judge Reinhold/Fred Savage version was a remake.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on June 16, 2014, 07:10:50 PM
Which of these is most recommended by Filmspotters of the world unite?

The Prestige
Dark Shadows
Slacker

Also, has anyone seen the 1948 Vice Versa film directed by Peter Ustinov?  I DVRed it from TCM.  Had no idea the Judge Reinhold/Fred Savage version was a remake.

I would go with The Prestige and then Slacker and skip Dark Shadows though I think it get some love from at least one person
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 16, 2014, 08:45:18 PM
The answer, obviously, is always Burton and never Nolan  :P
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Post by: oldkid on June 16, 2014, 10:22:16 PM
Of the three, I'm pretty sure the majority of Filmspotting love goes to The Prestige.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on June 17, 2014, 05:27:14 AM
I would go with The Prestige and then Slacker and skip Dark Shadows though I think it get some love from at least one person

Agree with this order
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on June 29, 2014, 02:21:33 AM
This goes out mainly to roujin. My Directors A-Z is coming up on Yash Chopra. Looking for your thoughts on my list.

Deewaar - this is from your own Top 100
Veer-Zaara - reviewed by Bondo and oldkid

Those two seem like locks for me to watch. Would you recommend Dil to Pagal Hai or Darr? Is there another title I should consider?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on June 29, 2014, 02:29:28 AM
Veer-Zaara - reviewed by Bondo and oldkid

and me! (http://martinteller.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/veer-zaara/)

you should probably watch the other one
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on June 29, 2014, 05:16:22 AM
Veer-Zaara's great. Seen it twice. It's what got me into Bollywood.
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Post by: oldkid on June 29, 2014, 08:51:08 AM
Veer-Zaara has one of my favorite musical scenes of all time.
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Post by: roujin on June 29, 2014, 08:52:43 AM
Darr is actually pretty good. Wrote about it here (http://thenextthingblog.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/youre-mine-on-yash-chopras-darr/). It's one of Shahrukh Khan's breakthrough performances. Dil To Pagal Hai is exhausting, and not very good.

Deewaar is pretty good. I'd recommend that over Veer-Zaara; that one is pretty ridiculous. I like it, but it's pretty ridiculous.

I still have many, many others to watch. Kabhie Kabhie and Silsila probably are next for me.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on June 29, 2014, 10:01:05 AM
Thanks. I was thinking about Silsila, but I'll wait for your review. I'll add in Darr, making it a 3-film sampler. Spread them out over July.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: The Deer Hunter on July 04, 2014, 01:38:38 AM
White Heat or The Public Enemy? Both rewatches but I'm leaning towards The Public Enemy.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on July 04, 2014, 01:51:02 AM
I really enjoyed White Heat, but I haven't seen PE, so I can't compare.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: The Deer Hunter on July 04, 2014, 02:29:31 AM
I'm going to go with The Public Enemy purely for time reasons. That's usually my reasoning for most of what i watch. I'm in a Cagney mood so i hope to watch both soon.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on July 04, 2014, 02:53:55 AM
So we're a bunch of Swedish movie bloggers who meet once a month. First we watch a movie, then we go to a pub where we talk for hours about the film we've seen and about everything else related to movies and blogging.

We take turns picking the movie and next time it's my turn. I thought it was a lock because the next Planet of the Apes movie was planned to open that weekend, but now they've pushed it back a week, leaving me with a pretty unattractive choice.
I know summers are high season for movie watching in US, but in Sweden it's low season. Some theatres close and in the middle of a saturday afternoon there will be only a few movies screening, even in Stockholm.

So here's what I most likeley will have to choose between (the final programme is released on wednesday):

Transformers 4
The Inivisible Woman
How to Train a Dragon 2

One circumstance to consider is that I haven't seen any Transformer movie before. Nor have I seen the first How to Train a Dragon movie.

Your view on this?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on July 04, 2014, 10:21:27 AM
That's a tough choice.
You don't need to have seen a Transformers movie before because those movies don't attempt to build a logical mythology. They can be punishing to sit through, much like your experiences with John Carter and Jack the Giant Killer.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is easily the best decision, but that series is acclaimed enough to where it'd be a shame to see Part 2 having not seen Part 1.

That leaves The Invisible Woman, which I know the least about. 6.2 on IMDB isn't encouraging. I remember Kermode reviewed it and thought it was okay. Not something to seek out but not bad.

Considering all the factors, I think you're most likely to enjoy Dragon 2, though you'd wonder what you missed with the first one. You'd likely have the most to write about with Transformers because people walk out of that wanting to go on a rant (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9955.msg774279#msg774279), if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdb_1970 on July 04, 2014, 01:48:02 PM
The Fault on Our Stars
Chef
Begin Again
?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: JakeIsntFake on July 04, 2014, 04:16:11 PM
I'd like to hear your thoughts on Begin Again, though ? sounds promising.
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Post by: sdb_1970 on July 04, 2014, 06:46:21 PM
I'd like to hear your thoughts on Begin Again, though ? sounds promising.

? = sitting at starbucks, obsessively typing away and compiling screenshots for a spoilery blog post (and the 3 people that will end up reading it), forgetting that you were going to see a movie ...

But alas, ended up seeing The Fault in Our Stars.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Lobby on July 05, 2014, 02:59:27 AM
That's a tough choice.
You don't need to have seen a Transformers movie before because those movies don't attempt to build a logical mythology. They can be punishing to sit through, much like your experiences with John Carter and Jack the Giant Killer.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is easily the best decision, but that series is acclaimed enough to where it'd be a shame to see Part 2 having not seen Part 1.

That leaves The Invisible Woman, which I know the least about. 6.2 on IMDB isn't encouraging. I remember Kermode reviewed it and thought it was okay. Not something to seek out but not bad.

Considering all the factors, I think you're most likely to enjoy Dragon 2, though you'd wonder what you missed with the first one. You'd likely have the most to write about with Transformers because people walk out of that wanting to go on a rant (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9955.msg774279#msg774279), if you know what I mean.

Thanks for your input! Rants are fun in a way, but in the case of Transformers I'm not sure the world needs any more of them. The funniest review I heard of this film was actualy on slash filmcast where a guy had seen it in 4D. It sounded like a pretty bizarre experence. However there's no 4D available in Sweden, just the ordinary stuff.

What speaks for The Invisible Woman is that I've had a crush on Ralph Fiennes since the mid 90s (yes, obviously The English Patient). Whatever he does, he's Ralph Fiennes you know. But I'm pretty certain my fellow bloggers will disagree with this. There's a general dislike for costume drama in our circles. Me being the one exception then.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: goodguy on July 05, 2014, 03:35:07 AM
While maybe a bit conventional, The Invisible Woman is rather quite good. Still #7 on my TYSF 2014 list. Haven't seen the other two.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on July 08, 2014, 08:52:11 AM
This weekend is shaping up to be a busy one for me at cinemas.

Obvious Child
Snowpiercer
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

And I get to watch Wish I Were Here as my kickstarter reward.

Anyway, WIWH is a must because I only have like 36 hours to get the stream in, but how should I prioritize the other three?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 08, 2014, 09:31:37 AM
Snowpiercer
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 08, 2014, 10:30:25 AM
Snowpiercer > Child (Haven't seen) > Apes (Haven't seen)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on July 08, 2014, 12:59:49 PM
DotPotA
OC
S
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 09, 2014, 09:42:36 AM
Apes or Venus In Fur?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on July 09, 2014, 11:23:56 AM
Apes!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 09, 2014, 12:28:11 PM
I'm excited for Apes since I missed the last one on the big screen. This would be my first Polanski on a big screen though. Really it's a matter of which I see first, and important that I knock both out before Boyhood hits.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 13, 2014, 11:26:08 AM
Going to see Apes on Wednesday. Should I see Begin Again or my autobiography Jersey BoyZZZ today?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on July 13, 2014, 11:31:47 AM
See Begin Again and let me know if I should spend 5 dollars on it?
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 13, 2014, 11:50:36 AM
Alright.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on July 13, 2014, 11:55:34 AM
Jersey Boyz, obviously.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 13, 2014, 12:15:27 PM
Alright.

Don't really know what to do now.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 22, 2014, 08:40:50 AM
Rank them, if you want:

Hercules
Lucy
Boyhood
(Either have to travel for this one or wait three weeks)
A Most Wanted Man
I Origins
Wish I Was Here
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 22, 2014, 09:29:35 AM
Hercules 6 times.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdb_1970 on July 24, 2014, 09:43:17 PM
This weekend:
(A) A Most Wanted Man
(B) Lucy
(C) (It's a good weekend to catch up on reading)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on July 24, 2014, 09:46:54 PM
Lucy
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on July 25, 2014, 06:41:26 AM
Second Lucy
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 25, 2014, 08:34:20 AM
Books.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on July 25, 2014, 08:48:54 AM
Yeah, I'm going Books this weekend.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on July 29, 2014, 12:24:18 AM
Anyone want to make a case for Bringing Out the Dead?  I got it from the library but now I can't remember why I wanted to see it, nor am I particularly motivated to watch it.  In the Scorsese poll thread I noticed lukewarm ratings at best.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: mañana on July 29, 2014, 01:44:15 PM
I watched it last year for the 1999 Retro Filmspots. It was okish.
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Post by: Tequila on July 29, 2014, 03:37:40 PM
While we're at it, can anyone make a case for Kundun? Has this film been talked about since 1997?
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Post by: Sandy on July 29, 2014, 04:07:59 PM
I saw it, but didn't write a review. I remember little except for colors and sounds.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on August 02, 2014, 02:15:55 AM
Anyone want to make a case for Bringing Out the Dead?  I got it from the library but now I can't remember why I wanted to see it, nor am I particularly motivated to watch it.  In the Scorsese poll thread I noticed lukewarm ratings at best.

I like it.

It complements TAXI DRIVER well. Very similar. An odd Scorsese film.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on August 02, 2014, 02:18:57 AM
While we're at it, can anyone make a case for Kundun? Has this film been talked about since 1997?

I liked Kundun a great deal when I saw it back in 2004 for a religious studies class and generally use it as the marker of when Scorsese got good.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 12, 2014, 09:31:46 AM
Guardians Of The Galaxy 3D
What If
Magic In The Moonlight
Under The Skin


EDIT: Pick 2, preferably in an order of importance.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on August 12, 2014, 09:36:16 AM
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2D
Under The Skin
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 12, 2014, 09:45:06 AM
2-D is not an option unfortunately, as I'd have to wait around 3 hours between showtimes to make that happen.
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Post by: JakeIsntFake on August 12, 2014, 09:46:32 AM
Guardians Of The Galaxy
Under The Skin

Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on August 12, 2014, 09:49:34 AM
Stay home.
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Post by: oldkid on August 12, 2014, 09:53:42 AM
Under the Skin, at least.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: BlueVoid on August 12, 2014, 10:53:59 AM
What should be my long movie of the month?

Greed (4hr version)
Rocco and His Brothers (3 hrs)
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 12, 2014, 11:28:10 AM
Greed gets my vote
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sandy on August 19, 2014, 02:56:30 PM
I'm considering getting The Magnificent Seven at the library today for my Western marathon. If you could choose, would you want to see Seven Samurai beforehand? Would there be a benefit?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on August 19, 2014, 03:20:06 PM
It's fine. The differences are as large as if you watched A Bug's Life or The Three Amigos already.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sandy on August 19, 2014, 05:20:09 PM
It's fine. The differences are as large as if you watched A Bug's Life or The Three Amigos already.

:))

Great! I'm at the library now and will pick it up.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: dh374 on August 23, 2014, 02:03:47 AM
Going to the movies, what should I see?
I have interest in:
- Calvary
- A most wanted man
- Sin City
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on August 23, 2014, 04:25:08 AM
Sin City (if it is 2) just over Calvary, mainly because I think Sin City 2 will be more of a big screen experience than Calvary.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on September 11, 2014, 01:18:33 PM
This is a case where I've bought the tickets. Question is which film do you think we are going to see?

There's been a proliferation of open air cinema events all over London this summer; particularly in the parks. The highlight has been the "Back to the Future" themed event with Hill Valley recreated and scenes like the clock lightning strike played out. Sorry I missed it. Our event, Pop Up Cinema is happening close to home in West London. Mid-September is a risky time for outdoor events but this week has been warm enough. We are taking cushions, blankets and warm clothes anyway.

The three films are;

Friday- Heathers
Saturday- Pulp Fiction
Sunday- The Devil Wears Prada

Which one do you think we are going to? Which would you choose?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: JakeIsntFake on September 11, 2014, 01:28:53 PM
Hmm, are you seeing Heathers? As for me, it sounds like a good opp to rewatch Pulp Fiction.
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Post by: Junior on September 11, 2014, 01:33:40 PM
Most of the time I feel like I could go my entire life without every watching Pulp Fiction again.
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Post by: verbALs on September 11, 2014, 01:45:34 PM
Pulp Fiction is the one that sold out very quickly.

See we don't have drive-ins here, so this break out of outdoor cinema (and theatre) is great, specially in a city with so much green space.

(Will be smuggling in a bottle of wine or two with the cushions and blankets)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Monty on September 11, 2014, 02:33:03 PM
Sheffield had a number of outdoor cinema events this summer to tie in with the Tour de France. In the past The Botanical Gardens has had a number of live Theatrical events, I think last year there was a number of Shakespeare's plays.

And finally one for Sandy. When Jane Eyre (http://www.filmchronicles.com/jane-eyre-screens-at-haddon-hall/) was released a few years ago it had an outdoor screening at Haddon Hall.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on September 11, 2014, 02:34:04 PM
That looks like an awesome location for a Jane Eyre watch.
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Post by: Sandy on September 11, 2014, 02:41:18 PM
And finally one for Sandy. When Jane Eyre (http://www.filmchronicles.com/jane-eyre-screens-at-haddon-hall/) was released a few years ago it had an outdoor screening at Haddon Hall.

 :o

No way!

Afterwards, I could have walked in the gardens whispering lines under my breath.

I have lived a full life here. I have not been trampled on. I have not been petrified... It is my spirit that addresses your spirit, as it passes through the grave and stood at God's feet equal. As we are... I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you...


Actually, I did that anyway when there. :D But, to see the movie at Haddon Hall would have been the icing on the cake!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 11, 2014, 04:32:39 PM
The Devil Wears Prada is the best of those three.  8)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: verbALs on September 11, 2014, 11:23:58 PM
Heathers was the choice. It's the one I wanted to see the most again.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: JakeIsntFake on September 12, 2014, 08:42:11 AM
Most of the time I feel like I could go my entire life without every watching Pulp Fiction again.

At this point, I kinda feel that too, but the last time I saw it was in the 7th grade (yikes) and I wanna give it a go within consciousness.
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Post by: JakeIsntFake on September 13, 2014, 11:28:43 AM
Someone help me get motivation to watch Harakiri. It's been here for almost a month from netflix (on an Antares and co. rec, I believe.)
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Post by: tinyholidays on September 13, 2014, 11:29:48 AM
It's my preferred Rashomon.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on September 13, 2014, 11:31:52 AM
It isn't just a straightforward samurai film, but there is also a mystery to it.  Less of a "whodunit" and more of a "what is his purpose?"   Also it has one of the great performances of one of the greatest Japanese actors.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on September 13, 2014, 11:35:10 AM
It's better than Tree of Life and if you don't agree, I'll watch nothing but movies you recommend for a month, starting with An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.  ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: JakeIsntFake on September 13, 2014, 11:46:02 AM
Ok, I believe I'll watch. Thanks, fellow compatriots.

It's better than Tree of Life and if you don't agree, I'll watch nothing but movies you recommend for a month, starting with An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.  ;D

 ;D I'd run out of recs after like 3 days.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Melvil on September 13, 2014, 01:23:35 PM
Harakiri is a stunning film! Can't wait to hear what you think!
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Monty on September 14, 2014, 10:24:51 AM
Heathers was the choice. It's the one I wanted to see the most again.

I love Heathers, such a quotable film ;D
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 18, 2014, 08:08:00 AM
Rank these, I hope to get to 3 this weekend.

Starred Up
Tusk
The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them
The Congress
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: sdb_1970 on September 18, 2014, 08:52:26 AM
I've heard/read from two different sources to skip Them and wait for the release of Him and Her in October.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 18, 2014, 08:06:00 PM
Yeah, figuring out how to best watch that film is a task in itself.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on September 18, 2014, 08:06:17 PM
Stay home.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 18, 2014, 08:16:46 PM
Two of the four films are only able to be viewed at home  :P

I am never safe, roujin.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on October 17, 2014, 08:28:45 AM
Currently picking among these options for this weekend (by metacritic rating):
Love Is Strange
Fury
The Boxtrolls
Kill The Messenger
The Maze Runner
Men, Women & Children
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 17, 2014, 08:45:02 AM
How I would rank them in terms of my personal like/excitement:

The Boxtrolls
Men, Women, and Children
Fury
Love Is Strange
Kill The Messenger
The Maze Runner
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on October 17, 2014, 09:55:10 AM
Watch Fury, maybe The Boxtrolls, and watch Make Way For Tomorrow.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jdc on October 22, 2014, 06:42:05 AM
a rare time to get a long film out of the way.  Haven't seen either but bought both blu-rays probably a couple of years ago

Kingdom of Heaven Director's Cut or Doctor Zhivago?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on October 22, 2014, 08:41:51 AM
Not enough opinions exist on Kingdom of Heaven: Director's Cut. I'd like to read yours.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Tequila on October 22, 2014, 01:44:18 PM
Not least of all because Zhivago is kinda boring.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Totoro on October 26, 2014, 12:20:39 AM
JAUJA or TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on October 26, 2014, 11:43:31 AM
I'd watch Jauja, having see the Dardennes movie.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 05, 2014, 10:32:41 AM
Before I go to the West coast, which film should be my last until like the middle of the month?

Big Hero 6 3D
Laggies
Intersteller
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 05, 2014, 11:14:15 AM
Big Hero 6, brah.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on November 05, 2014, 12:17:41 PM
Big Hero 6, brah.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on November 05, 2014, 01:33:30 PM
Big Hero 6, brah.

unless KoP
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on November 05, 2014, 01:36:09 PM
Stay home.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 05, 2014, 01:39:51 PM
Stay home.

Isn't Ebola over down there?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on November 05, 2014, 02:10:06 PM
It's really getting in the way of my movie time.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 05, 2014, 08:03:00 PM
I shan't be KoP for Intersteller. BH6 is the one I am most interested in, obvi, while Laggies seems the most pressing since I imagine it will be gone by the time I get back, and Intersteller is the one I feel most obligated to see despite/because of Christopher Nofun.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: karlwinslow on December 16, 2014, 03:35:54 PM
the rover
blue ruin
night moves

which one first?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Junior on December 16, 2014, 03:56:58 PM
Blue Ruin was the only one of those that I really liked.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on December 16, 2014, 06:20:34 PM
Blue Ruin
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Post by: oneaprilday on December 16, 2014, 07:10:18 PM
the rover
blue ruin
night moves

which one first?
Haven't seen the first two, but I loved Night Moves.
 
Are you a Reichardt fan?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 17, 2014, 09:05:04 AM
Is Night Moves on NIW yet, or any other subscription based streaming services?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oneaprilday on December 17, 2014, 10:21:41 AM
Don't see it on amazon or netflix. Not sure about other services.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: 1SO on December 18, 2014, 01:17:50 AM
This 1939 Doc included 5 films I found disappointing. Which of these should I reconsider?
Dodge City
Midnight
Stagecoach
Union Pacific
The Women
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: MartinTeller on December 18, 2014, 01:44:03 AM
Midnight
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Post by: karlwinslow on December 18, 2014, 11:26:07 AM
the rover
blue ruin
night moves

which one first?
Haven't seen the first two, but I loved Night Moves.
 
Are you a Reichardt fan?

loved old joy. haven't caught up with anything else yet.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 18, 2014, 05:22:29 PM
Obvious Child
The Babadook
Night Moves
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on December 18, 2014, 05:45:00 PM
Having seen Obvious Child and Babadook, I'd go for Night Moves.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 24, 2014, 09:28:45 AM
Imitation Game
Into The Woods
Theory Of Everything
The Gamber
Top Five
Unbroken
Wild


Should I pair any of these with Big Eyes on Friday? If so, which one.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Monty on January 03, 2015, 05:31:38 PM
Next week I'm planning to see Birdman, however there are a few movies/options I can take before this film.

a) Big Eyes
b) The Theory Of Everything
c) Paddington

or

d) None of these films. Spend the time in the bar drinking in a carousing manner ::)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on January 03, 2015, 06:32:52 PM
Either c or d
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on January 07, 2015, 03:42:57 PM
The following are opening/playing this weekend:

Selma
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
Wild
Big Eyes
Into The Woods

Selma is a must but what should I prioritize after that?
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: oldkid on January 07, 2015, 03:54:41 PM
I'd order them (after Selma):

Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Wild
The Imitation Game
Big Eyes
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Post by: Junior on January 07, 2015, 04:04:57 PM
Oldkid's order looks good to me.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 07, 2015, 04:20:50 PM
Inherent Vice. Don't watch any of the rest.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 07, 2015, 05:23:26 PM
roujin's order looks better.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 07, 2015, 08:56:38 PM
It's not Burton's strongest.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Bondo on January 07, 2015, 11:24:35 PM
Inherent Vice. Don't watch any of the rest.

Remember I said what should I prioritize, I who had PTA's last two films as Fs. ;)
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on January 14, 2015, 09:26:30 AM
Have passes to American Sniper and The Wedding Ringer tonight. Which one should I go to?
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Post by: oldkid on January 14, 2015, 10:44:21 AM
Eastwood might make American Sniper more than what it seems on the surface.
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Post by: smirnoff on January 14, 2015, 06:46:35 PM
Wedding Ringer looked on the level of Zohan or something. I mean I guess it could have laughs but seems like a crazy gamble to try that over American Sniper.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: roujin on January 14, 2015, 06:49:17 PM
Zohan is good though.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: smirnoff on January 14, 2015, 07:37:33 PM
I knew you'd say that! :)) You're like the only person I know who has vouched for that movie.
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: Corndog on January 14, 2015, 09:53:50 PM
I went to American Sniper. That was always my choice, I was more curious to see what everyone would say haha
Title: Re: What should I watch?
Post by: jmbossy on February 07, 2015, 03:35:18 AM
So my local theater has been really stepping up their programming, and they've been showing a different "classic" every week for a month now. I have been planning to see A Most Violent Year for quite a while now, and I saw that almost directly preceding it is Dog Day Afternoon this Sunday only. I heard A Most Violent Year is Lumetian in style, so it seemed like a perfect double feature.

I've never seen any Lumet films, and I thought I'd spend my day (today) watching his 3 or 4 highest regarded pieces. For now I have; 12 Angry Men, Network, Before The Devil Knows You're Dead, and <