Poll

What HAVEN'T you seen?

22 Jump Street
23 (2.6%)
The Babadook
27 (3.1%)
Big Hero 6
24 (2.7%)
Bird People
34 (3.9%)
Birdman
8 (0.9%)
Blue Ruin
16 (1.8%)
Boyhood
7 (0.8%)
Calvary
15 (1.7%)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
13 (1.5%)
Citizenfour
28 (3.2%)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
15 (1.7%)
Edge of Tomorrow
12 (1.4%)
Force Majeure
21 (2.4%)
Frank
17 (1.9%)
Godzilla
10 (1.1%)
Gone Girl
5 (0.6%)
Goodbye to Language 3D
34 (3.9%)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
5 (0.6%)
Guardians of the Galaxy
7 (0.8%)
How to Train Your Dragon 2
20 (2.3%)
Ida
17 (1.9%)
The Immigrant
22 (2.5%)
Inherent Vice
17 (1.9%)
Interstellar
16 (1.8%)
Jodorowsky's Dune
31 (3.5%)
John Wick
24 (2.7%)
The Lego Movie
9 (1%)
Life Itself
19 (2.2%)
Like Father, Like Son
35 (4%)
Locke
17 (1.9%)
The Missing Picture
30 (3.4%)
National Gallery
37 (4.2%)
Night Moves
28 (3.2%)
Nightcrawler
11 (1.2%)
Obvious Child
27 (3.1%)
The One I Love
20 (2.3%)
Only Lovers Left Alive
17 (1.9%)
The Raid 2
21 (2.4%)
Snowpiercer
10 (1.1%)
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
25 (2.8%)
Two Days, One Night
24 (2.7%)
Under the Skin
9 (1%)
We Are the Best!
28 (3.2%)
Whiplash
13 (1.5%)
The Wind Rises
20 (2.3%)
X-Men Days of Future Past
12 (1.4%)
[I've seen them all!]
3 (0.3%)

Total Members Voted: 47

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Re: Filmspots 2014: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2015, 09:20:44 PM »
Pix, Only LoveRs Left Alive.

Oh, damn, if that's wrong here, it's wrong everywhere...

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Re: Filmspots 2014: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2015, 10:26:37 PM »
Nominees I have not seen (overlooked in blue) (docs in red)

Plan To See
Ida (3)
Force Majeure (3)
Jodorowsky's Dune (1)
The One I Love (1)

Plan To Skip
The Babadook (1) (I'm a baby; cannot stand horror)
Goodbye To Language (1) (Short attention span. Some one else's fault)
Bird People (1) (not received well enough to make me okay with subtitles)
The Immigrant (2) (I don't like James Grey)

Will Consider Later (The "If I Must" Category)
Two Days, One Night (1)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (1)
The Missing Picture (1)
National Gallery (1)
Obvious Child (1)
Like Father, Like Son (1)

My plan is to see at least three (ideally, four) movies per category so I know my votes are representative of my views. Isn't it great to be young and have so much free time :)

List of Guilt, Total: 13

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Re: Filmspots 2014: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2015, 12:13:04 AM »
Haven't seen 27 of them. I'm only interested in catching up with Birdman, Boyhood and Gone Girl out of those 27.

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Re: Filmspots 2014: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2015, 12:25:51 AM »
Plan To Skip
Bird People (1) (not received well enough to make me okay with subtitles)

If it makes any difference, the first half is almost entirely in English and while the second half has dialogue in French, you could watch it with the subtitles off and still be able to follow everything.

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Re: Filmspots 2014: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2015, 12:38:17 AM »
Well, follow everything just as well as one could if they spoke French, I'm not sure I'd promise being able to FOLLOW it.

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Re: Filmspots 2014: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2015, 02:08:15 AM »
That was mostly meant as a joke  :P
I have no qualms with subtitles, only that most foreign films are outside of my interests as a film goer. I usually don't brave the foreign tides unless I feel there is a really urgent reason for me to do so (for instance, I watched Bullhead because I was excited for The Drop, both of which i really enjoyed). It's more that Bird People is the one foreign language nominee I don't feel the need to see, and I won't feel bad skipping it because I'll have seen the other 4 nominees (or at least 3, I haven't decided whether I'm willing to try and tackle the Dardennes).

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Re: Filmspots 2014: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2015, 02:16:45 AM »
Bird People (1) (not received well enough to make me okay with subtitles)

I'm pretty sure Bondo was the only one around here who didn't like it. Not that there were *that* many who've seen it.

Also: Bird People > Birdman (and I actually liked Birdman)

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Re: Filmspots 2014: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2015, 02:30:04 AM »
As it usually takes at least well over two years before I feel I've caught up with a production year I'm quite satisfied with already having seen a third!
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Re: Filmspots 2014: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2015, 02:45:28 AM »
I'm pretty sure Bondo was the only one around here who didn't like it. Not that there were *that* many who've seen it.

I actually hadn't seen many people on FS talk about it, so when I saw it in the nominations pool I looked up to see if any reviewers I follow had seen it. Not many had, and the ones who did, didn't have many positive things to say. Based on the reaction to my post though, I suppose I can move it into the "If I Must" category :) There's never too many movies to have in my queue.
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Re: Filmspots 2014: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2015, 08:41:46 AM »
I'm pretty sure Bondo was the only one around here who didn't like it. Not that there were *that* many who've seen it.

I actually hadn't seen many people on FS talk about it, so when I saw it in the nominations pool I looked up to see if any reviewers I follow had seen it. Not many had, and the ones who did, didn't have many positive things to say. Based on the reaction to my post though, I suppose I can move it into the "If I Must" category :) There's never too many movies to have in my queue.

It has some of the best under the radar visual effects I've ever seen. Overall I liked it, but didn't love it.