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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Belerofonte » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:29 am

This is the most bizarre trailer (and movie) I've seen in years:



This has to be seen :lol:
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Dazza » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:08 pm

Search for DANIELS. Their short films and music videos are all crazy and visually inventive.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby JenR » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:18 pm

It's like the movie was a huge acid trip haha. I'll have to check that out in love surreal (as I call them) films, alright I've never seen a comedy. This makes me wish David lynch would make more films.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby thevoid99 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:20 pm

Belerofonte wrote:This is the most bizarre trailer (and movie) I've seen in years:



This has to be seen :lol:


I definitely want to fucking see this.
"I wanna be bored"-Maggie Gyllenhaal from "Secretary"
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby JenR » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:40 pm

Dazza wrote:Suffragette - Nicely done. Very safe. Mulligan was aces as usual. Streep was...not, but she's only in the film for a couple minutes. It's one of those films that probably plays it a bit too safe. A good watch but it doesn't really resonate as much as the subject matter should.


damn, i had a feeling the film was going to be like that. I'll still check it out.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Dazza » Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:53 pm

Finally, my fav films of 2015...

15 - A Hard Day

Darkly funny in a way that only the Koreans can pull off.

14 - Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation

Tom Cruise is relentless in his pursuit to entertain us.

13 - Dheepan

Powerful immigrant tale from one of my fav directors.

12 - Star Wars

I am awakened.

11 - Sicario

A tense ride.

10 - A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Striking and original.

9 - The Martian

Pure entertainment.

8 - Respire/Breathe

Stunning look at female friendships. Not a woman but this felt incredibly authentic.

7 - Mustang

Even better than the Virgin Suicides.

6 - Diary of a Teenage Girl

An exciting new female filmmaker is born.

5 - Beasts of No Nation

Really powerful.

4 - The Revenant

A sensory experience.

3 - Ex Machina

God, I love smart sci-fi.

2 - Wild Tales

The problem with the short film format is there are some shorts that I LOVE but others that are only okay. If it was just based on the last short, set at the wedding, it would be number one.

1 - Mad Max Fury Road

I wanted to watch it a second time at home to see if it holds up. It does. One of the best action films ever made.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby quick_wit » Sat May 14, 2016 6:38 am

Jane got a Gun 4/10
Not only did the movie forgot to make a decent story, it also missed the point of being a female led film. The story is cliched, the backdrop is generic, and Jane is one dimensional plot device for the other male characters to shine. The acting is good; the cinematography is decent; production design is modest yet enough, but the movie never goes beyond average.

The Lobster 9/10
An original and brilliantly executed satire about society's obsession with relationships. Collin Farrell is a good character actor when Hollywood is not trying to peg him as a matinee idol. He's been awesome in low key projects since In Bruges.

Captain America: Civil War 8/10
Balances thought provoking themes with good old fashioned mano-a-mano action. Enjoyed it a lot. Who would have thought that straight laced Captain America would be the most compelling cog in the Marvel machinery.

Mr. Right 2/10
A rip off of Grosse Point Blank while trying to be some indie screwball Pulp Fiction and messes it up completely. It's three bad movies in one. Sam Rockwell deserves better than this.

The Invitation 7.5/10
A conventional but deftly executed thriller about the dangers of delusional thinking underneath New Age cures. You know where it's headed, but its still great ride towards a powder keg of a pay-off.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby quick_wit » Mon May 16, 2016 1:57 pm

Mustang melted my cold cynical heart. Also, any of you guys in Twitter?
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Dazza » Mon May 16, 2016 4:06 pm

Deadpool - Much better than I expected based on the trailer. The quipping can be a bit annoying the the X-men are ridiculous but it was otherwise quite fun.

7/10


The Lobster - Absurdly brilliant. Had me from the first minute to the last.

9/10


Where Should We Invade Next - A good point made with some human and emotion.

8/10


The Invitation - A slow burn to nowhere. Whatever promise there was is ruined by a terrible script, shoddy characters and awful acting.

5/10
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Dazza » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:08 pm

Captain America: Civil War - The superhero thing is really tiring at this point but every now and then they really nail it. Cap does that for sure. The sheer amount of superheros and silliness on display shouldn't work but they actually pull it off. Sure, you need to not think too hard about it (the lack of a counter argument to the allegations against the Avengers is really disappointing) but on pure spectacle it delivers big time.

8/10


Magic Mike XXL - A hilarious molly/dance scene aside, this didn't feel nearly as fun as they seemed to think it was.

5/10


The Witch - Love a good horror film but they are few and far between. So this was very welcome. It felt incredibly authentic with a great tone of dread. The two young actors are incredible.

8/10


Macbeth - Beautiful to look at. Dark and strange but, as is typical with myself and Shakespeare, a little hard to fully engage with.

7/10


Triple Nine - Such a great cast. Was in the mood for a rare adult crime flick but the little details that help tie everything together just weren't there for me. And Kate Winslet...w...t...f...

Really could have been something special.

7/10


Band of Robbers - Light and fun. The robbery scene in particular was comedy gold. Sort of an early Wes Anderson vibe to it.

7/10


The Finest Hours - Yeah, okay.

6/10


10 Cloverfield Lane - Nice setup but didn't work for me like I had hoped it would.

6/10


13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - Needed to pull back on the "cool" soldier cliches and one liners to really have the impact they seemed to want. But the action was well done and pretty involving. Thing is waaay too long though.

6/10


Zoolander 2 - Damn, really loved the first one.

5/10
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby quick_wit » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:19 pm

Suicide Squad was awful. If you want to see Viggo Mortensen naked, watch Captain Fantastic.

Out of topic: my manager made a Facebook group for some girls in our company to find a date for the cousin of her boyfriend. They think he needs to get out more. Am I being a bitch here or is that just tacky?
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby quick_wit » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:42 pm

Rabid nerd fans are the worst, especially the ones who don't read past the headlines. I gave Rogue One a 7/10 but that didn't matter because as soon as I said retcon some nerds pitched a fit in the comments section. Geez.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Dazza » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:21 pm

Caught up with a lot of films these holidays. From best to worst.

American Honey - Andrea Arnold creates art that speak to me. I appreciate that many will find this film shallow, overlong, grimy, etc etc. I thought it was beautiful.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople - Speaking of great directors, I was already a huge fan of Taika Waititi (What we do in the shadows, Boy) and this just cements his standing. Fascinated to see if he can transport his comedic sensibility onto Thor 3.

8/10

Toni Erdmann - The Cannes favourite is a really interesting take on the father-daughter relationship. Some of the character motivations and actions didn't land for me but when it's working it's quite something. The ending has me still thinking days later.

Krishna - My word. A family story that plays like a horror. This was, by design, a really bleak and uncomfortable sit. It's incredibly well made and brutally powerful but I wouldn't rush to see it again any time soon.

David Brent: Life on the Road - Fun seeing the character back. Some good awkward laughs like the old Office series. The ending was a bit cheap though.

The Fits - Almost silent film about adolescence. A strong little indie that brings something new to the magical realism genre.

7/10

Deepwater Horizon and Sully - Both quite enjoyable but forgettable. These days I really dislike Clint's work so I was impressed that there were no "how did that get in the film?" moments.

6/10

Mascots - Rough. I was never the biggest Christopher Guest fan but this was a chore.

5/10
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby quick_wit » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:07 pm

La La Land is so overrated. Amy Adams got snubbed! Natalie damn, she goes quiet and then boom, Oscar nomination bitches.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby quick_wit » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:42 pm

Hello everyone. My movie review blog is still running. It's been a while since I posted here so its gonna be too frickin' long to list everything I have reviewed since January.

Just head over to www.theviewingtank.wordpress.com

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