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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31850 on: June 09, 2010, 11:42:35 AM »
The Cameraman's Revenge
pretty good stop motion for something made almost 100 years ago. sort of hard to tell the beetles and grasshoppers or whatever apart from each other on a small youtube screen, but that is more my fault than the films. Probably the best film Ive ever seen about insect infiedility.
3/5

Castle in the Sky
This finishes Miyazaki's feature length films for me. This shouldnt be taken as an insult to it because I think they are all at least good, but Castle in the Sky is bottom third or so in my mind. I think this might be the first time Ive watched one of his films using both the subtitles and american actor dubbing, and I found it quite bizarre. The dialouge not only seldom matches, but sometimes there is one without the other, or they are talking about something completely different. At one point a character is holding up a book, which the subtitles say is Swift's Gullivers Travels. In the dialouge, the character is saying that the book is his fathers journal. Maybe James Van Der Beek was confused?
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31851 on: June 09, 2010, 11:58:30 AM »
The Box (2009)

What's in the box?

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31852 on: June 09, 2010, 12:03:48 PM »
The Box (2009)

What's in the box?

....a steaming pile of..... ;)


I agree with your take, although I think your expectations were probably pretty low which helped.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31853 on: June 09, 2010, 12:08:06 PM »
Mary and Max



This movie is like a vagina with teeth.  You think you are in for something pleasant and fun, but it has different plans for you altogether.        

Have you seen his short "Harvie Krumpet"? This guy specializes in gallows comedy that is surprisingly poignant. I'm really looking forward to "Mary And Max".
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31854 on: June 09, 2010, 12:30:30 PM »
The Box (2009)

What's in the box?

I figured you'd like it. :)

I agree with you that this film isn't so far away from really being something. I do like the concept. The way Kelly executes it though... I found it so clunky. And the pacing is nothing short of lethargic (the trailer made it look like a thriller). Attempts at spookiness fail completely (like the kid holding up two fingers etc).

It felt like a Stephen King adaptation that went off the rails.

That said, I can see liking it (in the right headspace).
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31855 on: June 09, 2010, 12:33:34 PM »
The Box (2009)

What's in the box?
....a steaming pile of..... ;)

I agree with your take, although I think your expectations were probably pretty low which helped.
Yea, coming in not expecting much did make the film seem a lot better than it was.

The Box (2009)

What's in the box?

I figured you'd like it. :)

I agree with you that this film isn't so far away from really being something. I do like the concept. The way Kelly executes it though... I found it so clunky. And the pacing is nothing short of lethargic (the trailer made it look like a thriller). Attempts at spookiness fail completely (like the kid holding up two fingers etc).
Yea, I could see that. My dad watched it with me and he said it was way too slow for him. He was like, Hichcock would have made that film suspenseful and shorter. And I was like Yea, but it wouldn't have aliens. And Kelly is really my biggest problem with the film. The direction is just so poor. Give this to Lynch or someone who knows how to make films like this.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31856 on: June 09, 2010, 12:38:19 PM »
The Box (2009)

What's in the box?

I figured you'd like it. :)

I agree with you that this film isn't so far away from really being something. I do like the concept. The way Kelly executes it though... I found it so clunky. And the pacing is nothing short of lethargic (the trailer made it look like a thriller). Attempts at spookiness fail completely (like the kid holding up two fingers etc).
Yea, I could see that. My dad watched it with me and he said it was way too slow for him. He was like, Hichcock would have made that film suspenseful and shorter. And I was like Yea, but it wouldn't have aliens. And Kelly is really my biggest problem with the film. The direction is just so poor. Give this to Lynch or someone who knows how to make films like this.
Lynch would be interesting. Shamalamadingdong feels like he'd be a good fit too (assuming you like the guy).

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31857 on: June 09, 2010, 12:39:13 PM »
Oh man, The Box was the first film of Kelly's where I felt he truly showed a nice visual progression as a director, I do think above all else The Box is a visually special film.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31858 on: June 09, 2010, 12:47:30 PM »
I definitely wouldn't give a vagina with teeth 10/10
Mary and Max however is an amazing film. 10/10

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31859 on: June 09, 2010, 01:01:36 PM »
I like him when he's good.

Which is to say when his films don't hinge upon one big twist.