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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21010 on: October 17, 2009, 05:57:57 PM »
I really should finally watch Psycho hey?

Yes!!!!

Maybe I should too. Hitchcock's never been a director who's attracted me.
I actually consider a lot of movies to be life-changing! I take them to my heart and they melt into my personality.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21011 on: October 17, 2009, 06:10:42 PM »
Suspiria (1977) ***1/2
http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/review-suspiria-1977/

Such a beautiful film, it's like a messed up fantasy tale. The story doesn't matter all that much, but the horror moments work and Argento does wonderful things with his camera. All in all quite the enjoyable experience.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21012 on: October 17, 2009, 06:12:11 PM »
I really should finally watch Psycho hey?

Yes!!!!

So ordered, tonight it is!
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I really should finally watch Psycho hey?

Yes!!!!

Maybe I should too. Hitchcock's never been a director who's attracted me.
What have you seen, 'Noke?

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21013 on: October 17, 2009, 06:14:12 PM »
I really should finally watch Psycho hey?

Yes!!!!

Maybe I should too. Hitchcock's never been a director who's attracted me.
What have you seen, 'Noke?

Nothing, which is why I used the word attracted instead of liked.
I actually consider a lot of movies to be life-changing! I take them to my heart and they melt into my personality.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21014 on: October 17, 2009, 06:18:58 PM »
Land of the Lost

Better than I expected, but still nothing special.  Fun for Will Farrel fans and Danny McBride Fans.  Some good material, good use of the theme song is worked in, in fact all the references to the TV series are pretty clever.  Not great, but not dismal.

Grade C+

Crank:  High Voltage

Someone mentioned this as one of the most offensive films they'd ever seen in that Top 5 Thread.  They'd be right.  This movie is just scraping the barrel of sh!t into a plate a force feeding it to an audience.  I feel like a worse human being for sitting through it.  

As a movie it feels as though a bunch of stoned frat guys sat around watching porn in a haze of pot smoke just trying to come up with things they and they're frat brothers would just love.  Then they put it all in a blender, got Jenna Haze to shake her tits on top of a car and called it cinema.  Absolute trash.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21015 on: October 17, 2009, 06:24:54 PM »
I really should finally watch Psycho hey?

Yes!!!!

Maybe I should too. Hitchcock's never been a director who's attracted me.
What have you seen, 'Noke?

Nothing, which is why I used the word attracted instead of liked.

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Go watch Psycho, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Vertigo, Shadow of a Doubt, Strangers on a Train, The Birds, The 39 Steps and then maybe Rope, The Lady Vanishes and Frenzy and report back to me, young man!

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21016 on: October 17, 2009, 06:34:42 PM »
Go watch Psycho, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Vertigo, Shadow of a Doubt, Strangers on a Train, The Birds, The 39 Steps and then maybe Rope, The Lady Vanishes and Frenzy and report back to me, young man!

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21017 on: October 17, 2009, 06:54:04 PM »
Always listen to OAD, but especially in this instance.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21018 on: October 17, 2009, 08:10:24 PM »
Surrogates - I wanted to take my dad out to a movie as a partial birthday gift, and he selected this, saying he wasn't much interested in what was in theaters at the moment. Oops. This falls right in with my Movies That Aren't Good Marathon.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21019 on: October 17, 2009, 09:02:57 PM »

Eccentricities of a Blond Hair Girl* (Manoel de Oliveira, 2009)

Okay, I've seen it twice now. And it's still very perplexing. However, I don't mind as much now. The first viewing was kind of filled with a bunch of nagging questions - where will this lead? Why does this even matter? What is the meaning of your existence, roujin? But that all went away this time around. What I noticed was the kind of old-timey morals of the thing: everyone acts by adhering to some sort of strict social code. The main dude defers to his older uncle; he asks the uncle for permission to marry and then is denied. While the story is situated in a modern city, everything else that happens seems highly peculiar. The characters end social gatherings in which a famous harpist plays Debussy and some random dude recites a poem. These are extremely fancy places and Oliveira pays as much attention to the artworks on the walls as he does to the characters. I think these sort of throwback morals (along with the literary dialogue) are what explains the ending; and, also, a slight foreshadowing (?) with that first encounter in the store. Whatever. I was transfixed throughout. Just thinking of that lateral tracking shot going over the incredibly furnished rooms as it enters the room where the harp's playing gives me goosebumps. Maybe that's all I need; just lush furnished rooms and interesting framings and hot kleptoroujins.

 

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