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Title: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on July 12, 2009, 03:44:09 PM
so what movies have we been watching lately?

"House" is probably the best thing i've seen in the past few weeks, but Matt can cover that better than i, for sure.


i saw "Bruno" last night and have some mixed thoughts about the film as a whole.

to begin with, i'm not entirely sure what everyone's opinion here of Sascha Cohen is, so i'm not sure if this film is even on anyone's radar.  but for those who are interested, read on!

it's not as funny as the TV show or the Borat film released not too long ago, but...well, the reasons as to why i don't think it's as funny i'm still attempting to articulate in my mind.  basically, Borat's strengths (if you want to call them that) were in how it showed hypocrisy and bigotry by using a hypocritical bigot that put people at ease enough to say what was on their minds.  Bruno attempts to go for the same type of thing, but seems to forget that some of the funniest parts of Borat were in how people reacted to Borat, not necessarily what Borat did.

i think the topic of homophobia around the globe is definitely important and absolutely worth examining, but Bruno tends to go for a cheap or shocking laugh more often than it challenges the people interviewed by Cohen.

there are certainly instances of people reacting negatively to Bruno simply because he "appears" gay, but more often than not, people are generally reacting to what essentially comes down to sexual assault.  the following will be "spoilers" for those who don't want any of the jokes ruined, but here are examples i can think of off the top of my head:

- Cohen dropping his pants in an attempt to seduce Ron Paul and create a sex tape.  hilarious in its own right, but Paul's reaction to Cohen isn't necessarily unjustified (though his word choices to describe Bruno leave a little to be desired)

- Cohen going out camping/hunting with a group of what most people would refer to as "rednecks."  at one point around 3am during the camp out, he attempts to crawl into a hunter's tent while completely naked.

the whole movie is not like this.  there are absolutely moments in the movie where people "freak out" but would not have freaked out if what was being portrayed were a heterosexual act, but any "messages" in Bruno, i feel, get obscured by some of the outright silliness.

in terms of being funny, it succeeds, but it doesn't necessarily create the same sense of dread about Americans as Borat did.


Edit:  one more thing, then i'll shut up about this.  the movie also could have done a better job of setting up some of the skits.  due to various news reports throughout the year, i was aware of a lot of what was coming in this film, but the movie makes little attempt to contextualize some of these things.  for example, the MMA match that was set up towards the end of the film.  it's kind of important to note that the whole audience that's watching the match was invited under these circumstances:  admission to the event was free, t-shirts and beer were supplied freely to the audience at the event and everyone was under the impression that it was going to be a brutal, MMA cage match.  while the movie audience can basically figure this out their own, it would have made more sense if some of the prep for the show were shown before the actual skit.  as it is, it appears to come out of nowhere.


it sounds like i must hate the film.  i don't; it just isn't great.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 12, 2009, 10:39:52 PM
Yeah, House is easily the best film I've seen all year and indeed a truly magical thing. It's so difficult to describe the thing accurately, you just have to experience it for yourself as extremely trite and cliched as it sounds... I'm really hoping for a Criterion release in the sometime future. For those who aren't patient, there is a torrent out there, and the video quality is actually not that bad, but the translation absolutely blows (plus it fills up like 40% of the picture, which is annoying to say the least).

As for Bruno, sucks to hear its not the homerun hit that I was hoping/expecting it would be, but I'll still check it out.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 13, 2009, 01:13:15 AM
Isfet just now got me all excited when he said "Seth Rogen RIP". Not sure what that was about; he was simply quoting somebody... I refuse to use the term "ReTweet" btw, since that is beyond gay.

Speaking of, am I the only one who finds the movie poster for Funny People to be one of the douchiest things out there? I keep hearing that Knocked Up and 40 Year Old Virgin are actually great movies. Guess I should also include Forgetting Sarah Marshall, since it's semi-related. I also hear that 9/11 was an inside job.



Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on July 13, 2009, 09:08:58 AM
rogen should just stick to writing,that one episode of freak and geeks where he finds out his girlfriend is a hermaphrodite proves this


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on July 13, 2009, 12:40:11 PM
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a160/davidlory/IMG_4564.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a160/davidlory/IMG_4563.jpg)

Thanks for the frame, Fort!


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 13, 2009, 12:57:24 PM
Hey, that looks awesome!

Long story short: dmauro came over last night to play some games, and was talking about the autographed TGP poster he got at Tokyo Gore Night (as chronicled here (http://www.fort90.com/journal/?p=694)), and when I asked if he was going to get it framed, I casually offered my old Fallen Angels poster, which I've just grown tired off over the years, and have been trying to get rid off for some time now. Was wondering if it was at all possible to actually use it... Dave, did you have to affix the new print to the back or is it just laying there loose? Anyhow, the over-sized black with red bleed really works out well.

Now that I have the extra room space, time to get the poster to this wacky Korean high school comedy movie framed, which I too got at the NYAFF some time ago (has seriously the cutest/hottest Korean girl in the world on it, and this again from a dude that doesn't dig Asian chicks).


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on July 13, 2009, 01:47:20 PM
Yeah it's just sitting on top of the Fallen Angels poster loosely. It's perfectly in place over the fallen angels poster, but once I put it up I realized the Fallen Angels poster is slightly crooked. It looks awesome though.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 13, 2009, 07:50:56 PM
So tomorrow night is a midnight screening of Harry Potter 6 with dmauro! Who else wants in!

EDIT: Wait a minute, now it might be Wednesday night, which I can't do. Damnit.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 15, 2009, 01:36:14 PM
So dmauro and I actually saw Harry Potter 6 last night! Though everyone will have to head on over to the Secret Chamber for the goods. Sorry.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 15, 2009, 02:02:21 PM
BTW, I have long expressed a strong desire not to see Transformers 2, but each person that I've spoken to that's seen it... and hate it... makes me want to check it out even more so.

I already know about the "black" and "Latio" robots, with the gold teeth and the constant sleeping on the job and the inability to read and the monkey faces, but now I hear that's a guido transformer as well? Plus now I understand that Optimus at the end sprouts wings and carries a sword, making him effectively a Gundam Wing character. What?


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on July 16, 2009, 11:19:36 AM
TMNT IV?! (http://www.gamernator.com/?p=93) Maybe I should go in for the casting call...


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on July 16, 2009, 02:16:34 PM
judging from the total of three villains i've heard of being in iron man 2, im worried that this will be another spiderman 3.


also! i just filled out a survey at the auteurs and got five dollars for free posted to my account. recommend me something. preferrably something i havent seen before.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on July 16, 2009, 05:29:39 PM
Plus now I understand that Optimus at the end sprouts wings and carries a sword, making him effectively a Gundam Wing character. What?

It is a call back to the more recent Transformers series, specifically Transformers: Armada where Prime and Jefire would periodically merge into a mega-transformer.

The magic dust in a sock plot device is much funnier.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 16, 2009, 06:22:27 PM
Fitz, you follow Transformers?


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on July 19, 2009, 10:40:35 AM
My roommates (one who is a big fan of the books, and the other only following the movies) saw the new Harry Potter Friday night and the former was disappointed and the latter hated it. I offered up my list of grievances (without even getting into the nitty gritty stuff like how Harry's nose should have either completely spurted blood, or a little should have trickled out after he got kicked in the face by Draco on the train), and they were in total agreement.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on July 19, 2009, 10:48:20 AM
i just filled out a survey at the auteurs and got five dollars for free posted to my account. recommend me something. preferrably something i havent seen before.

guys


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on July 20, 2009, 07:54:52 AM
Fitz, you follow Transformers?

I'm a man full of surprises.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dark steve on July 20, 2009, 01:48:54 PM
Completely insane op-ed ostensibly about Lars Von Trier's Antichrist (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1200742/CHRISTOPHER-HART-What-DOES-film-banned-days.html#ixzz0LoqZKoMP), by some ridiculous British journalist who I think is actually real.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: scratchmonkey on July 20, 2009, 02:04:15 PM
Dude it's the Daily Mail, that's their shtick. They're real in the same way that Glenn Beck is real.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dark steve on July 20, 2009, 02:10:39 PM
god I got funned by monarchists


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: scratchmonkey on July 20, 2009, 02:14:43 PM
Basically the target market for the Daily Mail is somebody who thinks that the BNP has "a lot of good ideas".


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on July 20, 2009, 02:48:52 PM
i just filled out a survey at the auteurs and got five dollars for free posted to my account. recommend me something. preferrably something i havent seen before.

guys

TDS i don't know what this means or i would recommend something


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on July 20, 2009, 08:04:21 PM
i just filled out a survey at the auteurs and got five dollars for free posted to my account. recommend me something. preferrably something i havent seen before.

guys

TDS i don't know what this means or i would recommend something

 the auteurs (http://www.theauteurs.com/home) is this online community thing for film buffs via Criterion where you can also pay to stream a movie for cheap


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: pilot on July 21, 2009, 08:05:48 AM
Huh! I never knew about this site. I think it would be hard to go wrong with anything listed.

Have you seen The Night Porter? It is utterly ridiculous, but a favorite of mine: http://www.theauteurs.com/films/604


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on July 21, 2009, 08:22:50 AM
yea man, any of these movies would probably be pretty excellent.

The Bicycle Thief (Bicycle Thieves) is a pretty wonderful post-WWII Italian film.

have you seen much David Lynch?

Chungking Express?


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on July 21, 2009, 10:41:50 AM
Watch some of the Hitchcock movies they have on there. Rear Window and Vertigo are both required watching.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on July 21, 2009, 12:06:11 PM
id like to see the night porter but it looks like its unavailable at the moment :(

ive seen vertigo and ive been warming up to lynch's stuff here and there. i havent seen the bicycle theif or chungking express yet so i guess i can try those.

also guys sometimes they have movies for free under http://www.theauteurs.com/cinemas . i saw l'aventura,hara-kiri and cleo from 5 to 7 which are all pretty great


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 24, 2009, 12:23:18 PM
The wait for Tron 2 is simply killing me. Mostly because it actually looks potentially awesome...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrew4XtbjrU


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on July 26, 2009, 01:54:56 PM
The fact that daft punk is doing the soundtrack sold me


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on July 26, 2009, 09:53:18 PM
x-men origins:wolverine has a spinning laser decapitation that takes out a nuclear silo


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 26, 2009, 10:50:58 PM
Here's that concept video that was leaked some time ago, back in all it's high-res glory...

http://www.flynnlives.com/media/video/0xendgame.aspx

... The only if-y thing is the people's faces. Not sure why they just couldn't superimpose regular actors, with the except of Jeff Bridges I guess.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 28, 2009, 01:59:52 AM
Even if you could give a rat's ass about Back To The Future, this is kinda interesting. Kinda...

http://www.yesbutnobutyes.com/archives/2009/07/back_to_the_fut_2.html


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on August 02, 2009, 10:08:53 PM
Despite the fact that I find most 80's movie referencing shirts to be highly obnoxious, some of these just look really nice and I might actually pick one or three up...

http://www.wakeuptimetodie.co.uk/

Then you have...

http://www.mishkanyc.com/category/secret-base

... A Ghostbuster shirt for $50?! Oh, sorry, hipsters, I forgot.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on August 02, 2009, 10:49:07 PM
so i finally saw Watchmen tonight, on Blu-Ray in the comfort of my own home.

honestly, i have to say i liked it quite a bit.  i read the comic a little less than a year ago and even though some things are slightly altered and it doesn't cover the same scope as the work it's based on, it does a pretty damn good job of capturing as much of it as possible.

there is, of course, the argument of "Watchmen doesn't need to be a film," but really some of this stuff is really fun to watch in motion with people acting it out.  though perhaps it's blasphemy to say, i think it's probably better than Dark Knight.  or Dark Knight on repeated viewings, at least.  even though it clocks in at roughly 3 hours, i'd pretty gladly sit through watching it again.

the only character that didn't quite match up with how i pictured them sounding was Dr. Manhattan.  i always pictured his voice being slightly older and with more bass than the actor who voices him in the film.  but still, he does a good job in terms of the "more than slightly disassociated from humanity" style of talking.

also, the Mars scene looks great.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on August 03, 2009, 08:27:02 AM
I watched Inland Empire last night. i wasn't even sure what was happening half the time but i'll be damned if it didnt get me excited about movies again. also the dream i had last night because of it was wonderful.


also guys if you havent seen the dragonball movie yet i highly recommend it. the first 20 minutes are awful but everything after that is somewhere between street fighter and super mario bros.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on August 03, 2009, 12:55:55 PM
There was talk this past Saturday night between myself, Isfet, and dmauro of drunk watching the Dragonball movie. Let's make it happen guys!


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on August 05, 2009, 11:35:45 AM
I remember this teaser being a lot more dramatic and overall cooler looking, but it's still a pretty neat teaser by today's standards...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY7n9IKerag


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on August 10, 2009, 11:09:55 PM
so it sounds like everyone is down for seeing GI Joe for $5 tomorrow night at Sunnyside Cinema (http://www.fandango.com/sunnysidecentercinema_aakfj/theaterpage?date=8/11/2009), so I think we should probably try for the 8:30, although I'm open to the 11:00 as well.

I texted Matt, Joe, and Colin about it, but would anyone else like to join us for what looks to be the most ridiculous movie of the year?


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on August 11, 2009, 01:27:05 PM
I kinda feel weird for seeing GI Joe on the big screen since I had ZERO interest, and if I had to chose a big screen trainwreck, while preferably drunk, it would still be Transformers 2.

But five dollars can't be beat, plus I do love the whole back story of the director getting fired after the initial test screening, and an Oscar winning editor being brought in to salvage the shit. I'm in!


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: loopback on August 11, 2009, 02:21:10 PM
This past weekend I went to see Moon, and if you get a chance, I'd recommend it. It starts out very much like a cross between Dark Star and 2001 in a variety of little ways. It seems to play on your expectations as a sci-fi movie nerd who knows about HAL9000 and all those sorts of things. It isn't a movie that's easy to talk about beyond that without spoiling huge amounts of the film, but the short version is: I really enjoyed it.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on August 11, 2009, 03:36:38 PM
Yeah, Moon was pretty damn good. I just kind of went on a whim because some friends were seeing it, and I'm glad I did.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on August 20, 2009, 01:47:17 PM
I love how people seem genuinely shocked by how stupid the trailer for Avatar looks....

http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/avatar/trailer

.... Seriously, people were expecting something watchable?


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on August 22, 2009, 03:32:54 PM
Katie and I saw Inglourious Basterds last night. It was awesome! But I'm a sucker for Quentin Tarantino, cuz you know, he makes amazing movies, a gift from brilliant casting, and is like the last decent filmmaker in Hollywood this day (saw the trailer for the latest Scorsese movie beforehand, and seriously, someone needs to escort him off the set... that or get Leonardo away from him, who is seriously ruining his output).


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dark steve on August 22, 2009, 03:43:36 PM
dude the departed


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on August 22, 2009, 03:52:27 PM
Never saw it actually, though everyone says that it's not as good as Infernal Affairs, hence why I've been in no rush.

And truth be told, Gangs of New York was decent, despite Leonardo DiCaprio, who I just don't think is a very good actor, sorry. The Aviator was... yeesh.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on August 22, 2009, 04:00:21 PM
I dunno, I don't mind Leonardo so much. I thought Catch Me If You Can was a pretty good film, despite appearing to be a movie I would normally avoid.

Also, caught Basterds at a noon matinee yeterday and really enjoyed it. it came off sort of like Jackie Brown to me, in that it shows some restraint, but in a good way. Some parts are totally off the wall, but somehow none of it is totaly absurd (even if it really is).


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: pilot on August 22, 2009, 06:39:55 PM
Departed is terrible :(


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dark steve on August 22, 2009, 10:22:20 PM
I am so in the flesh right now


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on August 22, 2009, 10:37:30 PM
I guess it's worth noting that I sat by a complete fucking Long Guyland guidette who was a complete fucking imbecile. Aside from going ew everything there was blood, she was completely confused by the ending, since it wasn't entirely historically accurate.

Okay, I can understand how someone might be shocked if they didn't know going in that the movie re-envisions history... and if they started watching half-way through. But it should have been evident in the first 15 minutes. What a dumbass.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: loopback on August 22, 2009, 11:14:48 PM
I absolutely hated inglorious basterds.  It was too long, took too much time to go too short a distance, and was ultimately not interesting.  The "tension" pieces went on for so long they went from 'tense' to 'hurry the fuck up and get on with the movie you shitheaps' for me.

Tarantino needs to have someone cuff him upside the head and remind him he's really good at the sophomoric setpiece with lots of bombast, but he absolutely sucks rotten moose wang at doing any kind of long-plot-arc work.

There were great 2-3 minute bits at varying places in the movie, but the 'story' was shit, the 'meaning' behind the movie was shit, the action was crap, and the internal consistency was comical at points.

Seriously, someone put it into his contract that his next movie has to be 90 minutes. That's about the range he's capable of doing a movie that might be worth watching.  And when the most recent Rambo movie has more depth to it than your movie ... it's time to go ask Steven Seagal what his asking price is for doing a movie with you.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: loopback on August 22, 2009, 11:15:16 PM
PS - i didn't like the movie much.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on August 23, 2009, 01:14:59 PM
if i was going to rehabilitate segal's career tarantino is exactly the guy i'd use to do it.

speaking of dicaprio http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Eclipse_(film)

it's very good.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: pilot on August 24, 2009, 09:26:51 AM
JCVD was awesome Mike, by the way!


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on August 24, 2009, 04:14:34 PM
I saw Inglourious Basterds yesterday. It was pretty much fucking amazing. There was one chapter that dragged on a little too much for my taste, but that didn't stop me from agreeing with Tarantino/Aldo about this being his masterpiece. It's weird to see a Tarantino movie that is allegorical when he's been doing such straight-forward stuff, but it turns out he's great at it. He turns the whole thing into a story about Jewish revenge and the film industry/propaganda and how the black man's plight is somehow sympathetic to the Jewish plight. And he turns all the important/interesting points into really snappy jokes (ie. "Am I the story of the black man? No? Then I must be King Kong"). I'm going to have to see it again because there are some points I'm not entirely clear on (did Hans kill von Hammersmark because she was a traitor, or because she was playing both sides, or for some other reason?).

Check it out!


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on August 24, 2009, 04:41:54 PM
Let me know when you do want to see it again. With the exception of House, which doesn't really count since it was part of a niche film festival, I can't recall the last time I saw a movie in the theaters more than once.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on August 24, 2009, 05:15:11 PM
count me in, too!


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: pilot on August 24, 2009, 06:01:02 PM
I also loved it. My only beefs with the movie [BEWARE O' SPOILERS]:

1. Wish the Hans/Shoshanna relationship would have been fleshed out more (He obviously recognizes her because he orders her milk, right? Why doesn't her pursue her further?)
2. Was disappointed that Tarantino re-used the same Morricone music from Kill Bill
3. No Red Apple cigarettes


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on August 24, 2009, 07:02:08 PM
1. Wish the Hans/Shoshanna relationship would have been fleshed out more (He obviously recognizes her because he orders her milk, right? Why doesn't her pursue her further?)
Within the diegesis of the film, it sort of makes sense. He is in it for the hunt, and I think that maybe the only reason he killed vonHammersmark is because she asked "well what now?" thus ending the game. I'm not sure what their relationship means to the metanarrative though, maybe nothing. :/


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on August 24, 2009, 11:48:37 PM
2. Was disappointed that Tarantino re-used the same Morricone music from Kill Bill

i get the impression those songs were originally intended for this. quentin was on charlie rose and he said there were some qualities of shoshanna that he took out and put in the bride. perhaps he kept the same songs because he was stubborn or didnt think many would notice.

Quote
3. No Red Apple cigarettes

morleys are the better fake brand anyways


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on August 25, 2009, 02:08:08 AM
Quote from: The Drunken Samurai
morleys are the better fake brand anyways

The truth.

Not to change the subject, but... Bobcat Goldthwait is a director now?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ8RRHNpK1Y

... I've actually heard really good things about this movie.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on August 25, 2009, 12:02:32 PM
I would watch that on DVD.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on August 26, 2009, 01:56:31 AM
These movies paintings from Ghana are simply amazing...

http://assemblyman-eph.blogspot.com/2009/08/film-poster-paintings-from-ghana.html


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on August 29, 2009, 12:29:50 PM
Anyone else here familiar with From Beyond?

http://community.livejournal.com/dark_star_pilot/14575.html

... Christ that movie freaked me out as a kid (first saw it when I was 5 or 6).


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on August 29, 2009, 12:35:37 PM
BDSM infused Lovecraftian wackiness...what's not to love...


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: loopback on August 29, 2009, 06:01:54 PM
Barbara Crampton (The woman lead in the film) was one of the Guests of Honor at last year's HP Lovecraft Film Festival.  She's pretty awesome.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on August 30, 2009, 11:57:12 PM
By the age of six, I was fairly desensitized to gory horror flicks, thanks to my parents believe it or not. Every Friday and Saturday night they went bring home about four or five in that genre from the video store, and not wanting to seem like a bigger pussy than what my dad already thought I was, I sat through them all, despite being a world class pansy indeed at the very beginning. And it worked! I'm pretty sure all that directly led me to my love for death metal and all related stupid shit in high school.

But something about From Beyond was extra creepy. Like that scene with the dude eating the brains... classic stuff.

On a related note, anyone else also see Deadly Friend?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSW2pPlZF-M


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on September 01, 2009, 02:42:35 PM
So I watched Enemy of the State yesterday, which I hadn't seen since it was released in 1998. I was kind of blown away by how much this movie set the stage for the Matrix. The weird thing is that it only came out maybe four or so months before the Matrix, so it couldn't have directly influenced it. both movies have a machine/inhumane higher power trying to digitize the world to allow for complete control over humanity, they both have the secret cloak and dagger guy that knows how to pull the protagonist out of the digital world, and then teach him how to go back into the digital world on his own terms to beat the higher power. The Matrix explores the theme a little more obtusely and directly, but it's wild how similar these movies are that came out more or less at the same time. Zeitgeist film starring Will Smith, Gene Hackman, and John Voight.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on September 01, 2009, 02:51:55 PM
Ever read "The Invisibles"?

The digital takeover notion was a common feature in SciFi writing at least as far back as 1982 when the Cyberpunk subgenre got started with bits and pieces floating around before that. In film the ideas usually showed up in uneven movies best lumped together under the title I owe to a friend who writes this blog (http://www.impolitesociety.com/) of "Dirtbag Future." sometime in the 90s it broke loose into the wider culture after a bit of scrubbing.




Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on September 01, 2009, 04:27:21 PM
Sorry, but the Matrix blows, always has and always will.

For something similar, but better, and which also predated the flick, check out Dark City. It's hardly perfect, but at least a tad bit more original.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on September 01, 2009, 04:50:59 PM
the matrix is more fun to watch than dark city by a few million miles, dude.

the only good thing to be said about the sequels is that monica belucci is really, really pretty.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on September 01, 2009, 07:55:33 PM
aw, i liked Dark City.  i also haven't seen it in many years, though.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on September 01, 2009, 08:03:04 PM
I actually didn't enjoy Dark City at first, but when Matrix came along and tried to do the same... but failed epically... I all of a sudden began to appreciate it what it tried to do.

And hearing Mike defend the Matrix, the same guy who vehemently hates animu, is... sorta mind-boggling.

And yes, Monica Bellucci was attractive to most males, but she did absolutely nothing for me. Actually, it was Trinity that got me all hot and bothered, though she really shines the most in Memento.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on September 01, 2009, 08:09:50 PM
Trinity, really?

i mean, as a guy who absolutely has an undeniable thing for girls with short hair, i couldn't help but wonder if she was a man sometimes.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on September 01, 2009, 10:25:15 PM
count me in for liking dark city though i didnt like the beginning of it because it was cut so damn quickly


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on September 01, 2009, 10:29:04 PM
"Dark City" is a better movie if you skip the forced voice over introduction that ruins the onion-peel effect that the rest of the movie is going for in terms of story telling. It was a Studio driven "This shit is too confusing"

The first Matrix film is a fun little romp.  I didn't hate the follow ups either though they were lacking in fun. I wasn't expecting transcendent depth and thus wasn't surprised when it wasn't delivered.

Unrelated, go see "District 9."  



Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on September 01, 2009, 10:45:05 PM
I gave up on the Matrix about 4 minutes in when Keanu's character's name was revealed to be Neo. That and when I wondered if there was going to be a rave scene, and lo and behold, one popped up literally 30 seconds later.

Semi-related: I liked Shawshank Redemption till my film professor at SVA (who was the only guy in that depart who had a clue) pointed out that it has the most pointless narration ever for any movie.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on September 02, 2009, 12:52:54 AM
He's clearly never seen "Skidoo."




Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on September 02, 2009, 09:08:15 AM
to clarify, dark city isn't a bad movie, but it ain't "fun".

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And hearing Mike defend the Matrix, the same guy who vehemently hates animu, is... sorta mind-boggling.

why? i love tango and cash. i am certainly no cinema scholar.

besides i musta missed the part where nine year old girls turn into jets to fight hitler.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on September 05, 2009, 02:06:28 AM
Unlike most folks, especially these days, I'm just not ga-ga for vampires, never have been. That being said, this looks pretty interesting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayYiMygqlfo

... Though the music near the end nearly kills it for me, but hey, trailers generally suck in this day and age.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on September 13, 2009, 03:11:51 PM
Mike, both Joe and I have come to the conclusion that you need to see the Harry Potter documentary, We Are Wizards, with us when we next have a long, hard drink.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on September 13, 2009, 10:42:47 PM
man i feel sad just reading that sentence.

fandom is the lifetime movie channel of my heart.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on September 14, 2009, 02:38:16 PM
I've always held strong to the belief that when you talk about the creepy and depressing side of fandom, it honestly doesn't get any worse than diehard Harry Potter devotees (yes, even worse than animu). Yet the degree in which the theory is illustrated still blows my mind, despite it being a few days since watching it.

Still, it's totally worth checking out Mike since it hits upon a lot of stuff that might be relevant to your interests like...

- shitty parenting as it stands in today's modern age (primarily the pretty white people's end of things)
- as well as the problem with everyone being a precious little snowflake (I know a tanker full of Star Wars dorks and none of them have the sense of entitlement that these idiots do, which is saying a lot about Star Wars dorks)
- seriously the worst fucking excuse for music you will ever bear witness to, i.e. "wizard rock" (there's nothing like watching some 30 year old dressed as a 13 year old sweat like a pig for "rocking out" under the hot lights of a performance stage... at a public library)
- people who are completely unaware of the shit that comes out of their mouths (like when one guy describes some band that is "from the wand's point of view" and describes it as "totally creative" without a hint of sarcasm)
- people who believe they can do whatever with some IP because they're fans (i.e. everyone's a lawyer!)
- also needless paranoia and over inflated opinions of one's self (there's this dude who thinks he's standing up to the man by being part of a public screening of the first Harry Potter movie, despite laws against that, in which he provides an alternate commentary track for... which I actually found funny in the past, even have a copy of it, but now that the guy has been proven to be somewhat douchey, not sure how I feel anymore... I also love his shock by said laws, despite the fact that every single movie has had a "do no play in public" warning since the advent of home video in the lates 70s)

... And so on. Oh, and re: your stance Mike on how manipulative movies try to be, this one is perhaps the best/worst example when it comes to lame ass attempt at sympathy. Don't forget the holy shit this guy is fucking creepy guy who got involved in wizard rock because there's lots of cute girls who go to the shows... despite the fact that they're all 11 and he's 30+ and even sings about this, in their faces. Joe and I both loved that one.

When you go off on Japan Mike, I don't agree with your points, but at least I know how you feel in regards to Harry Potter. And once again, because I actually like the books and the movies, it's actually worse for me, as I also tried explaining to Joe.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: pilot on September 15, 2009, 07:15:45 AM
Douchechills aside, We are Wizards is also a really shitty documentary. It goes on way too long and has a lot of lame editing gags, like adding really long clips from 1950s instructional films and animating a scene from Wizard People for no particular reason. It's effusive, but about the wrong things. I still don't know why I should have cared about any of those people!


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on September 16, 2009, 09:51:11 AM
How was that animation  unnecessary? They wanted to give an idea of what Wizard People is like since it's probably the work that inspired the film, and they couldn't very well set it to the actual movie footage. Since the movie was about copyright protection, I thought that was a neat solution.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: pilot on September 16, 2009, 05:04:24 PM
Well it seemed to me more like the bands inspired the film, as most of the focus was on them from the get-go. I guess the animation was a clever way to avoid using the copyrighted film but if I hadn't seen Wizard People I don't think I would have made the connection that it was being used to replace the footage. They talk about the guy's interest in drawing cartoons and animating so it seems just like a skit he made up. But I guess We are Wizards is a documentary for people who already know about this crap so it doesn't matter?


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on September 16, 2009, 05:58:49 PM
And there we the biggest problem, how it doesn't even bother to address the outside world in a meaningful manner, who obviously doesn't understand the beauty and magnificence that is Harry Potter. Hence the subtle defensive stance throughout as well, akin to a kid who gets constantly picked on in high school, not for liking some supposed bizarre or weird thing, but for being a total douche who also happens to be into such stuff. Also the total lack of sense of humor and inability to poke fun at itself, which is practically par for the course for most documentaries of this kind.

And I too though it was purely about wizard rock in the beginning, but that's just because of the piss-poor editing and direction.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on September 21, 2009, 03:21:45 AM
Anyone know what the hell this particular Nicholas Cage movie is?

(http://pics.fort90.com/forum/nicholascage.jpg)


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on September 21, 2009, 09:01:07 AM
i think it's the remake of bad lieutenant.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on September 21, 2009, 10:39:52 AM
Oh God. And it's supposed to be actually good, right?


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on September 21, 2009, 11:01:31 AM
not to my knowledge but i consider the whole thing bizarre to begin with. so it's possible.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on September 21, 2009, 11:47:04 AM
Just found the trailer. And...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB867Hmevbw

... looks kinda interesting, I guess?


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on September 22, 2009, 11:40:49 AM
Speaking of Nicholas Cage, remember when he was supposed to be Superman?

http://io9.com/5364772/the-nic-cagetim-burton-superman-that-never-was


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on September 22, 2009, 12:12:58 PM
wow, that first pic is incredible.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on September 22, 2009, 02:36:02 PM
Just because I never tire of this story

Kevin Smith on Superman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgYhLIThTvk)


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: loopback on September 22, 2009, 05:28:23 PM
I am 15 minutes into that story, and I am absolutely loving it. And I am not a huge Kevin Smith fan usually.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on September 22, 2009, 08:30:17 PM
Yeah, that's a great 'crazy Hollywood through the eyes of the east coast' story.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on September 23, 2009, 01:07:47 PM
his story about Prince is pretty great, too.


and also a pretty good segue into the (albeit better) Charlie Murphy story about Prince.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on September 23, 2009, 01:40:36 PM
The guy does know how to tell a story. It just sucks that he's such a douche (virtually everyone I know who has directly worked with the guy says he's a nightmare, the angriest of the angry fat, comic book types one can imagine) and only had two good movie in him as a director.

Though I've been told that his script for Superman is pretty amazing, which I've always been meaning to track down. I believe it can be found online, somewhere.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on September 24, 2009, 01:22:01 AM
It's a decent Brainiac centered script. Probably easier to pull off now than it was at the time of writing.



Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on September 24, 2009, 01:33:41 AM
Hey Fitz, you read any of his comic work? I myself haven't... heard his Spider Man stuff wasn't too bad.

I sometimes get him confused with that guy that was on the Real World... he went on to write Green Arrow, right?


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on September 30, 2009, 12:48:20 AM
Anyone ever see something called Feast 2?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT5D0CiURv4#t=2m30s


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on September 30, 2009, 02:48:51 PM
Hey Fitz, you read any of his comic work? I myself haven't... heard his Spider Man stuff wasn't too bad.

I heard good things about his run with Dare Devil when he was teamed to Quesada but I never really followed it. Same with his periodic forays into the DCU.

I caught a little bit of his Green Arrow run which was a good restoration of the original Oliver Queen character.

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I sometimes get him confused with that guy that was on the Real World... he went on to write Green Arrow, right?

Yeah, he's popped up a few times writing archs for both Marvel and DC.  The most recent one is a non-continuity Batman story that's mostly a resume piece for his friend Walt Flanagan to try and push him into doing comics full time so they can close the NJ comic store Smith owns and Flanagan runs.




Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on October 05, 2009, 12:36:41 PM
I already mentioned Second Skin in the game addiction thread, though I forgot to say that I do believe it to be the most enjoyable video game documentary thus far, even better than King of Kong! Which I think is saying a lot.

But also, finally convinced Katie to watch Conan this past weekend, which she enjoyed (as expected). God is it ever awesome, easily the best fantasy flick ever.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on October 18, 2009, 02:03:22 PM
The trailer to 2012, but just the actors, minus the CGI...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX6cfzDpd_o


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on October 18, 2009, 05:38:25 PM
The trailer to 2012, but just the actors, minus the CGI...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX6cfzDpd_o
It took a while, but keyboard cat to great effect.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on October 27, 2009, 12:14:36 PM
I would love to get my hands on the full version of this...

http://learning2share.blogspot.com/2008/02/some-screenshots-from-twonky-1953.html


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on November 04, 2009, 11:05:58 AM
That's it, I have to see Wicker Man asap, no more fucking around...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6i2WRreARo


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on November 04, 2009, 12:13:12 PM
Yeah I kind of want to see that. The bees clip that someone had linked to before sold me on it.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on November 04, 2009, 12:48:12 PM
http://screenrant.com/wwe-undertaker-origin-movie-western-big-show-movie-knucklehead-pauly-33181/

based on the first suggestion,theyve obviously never seen bikertaker.


also and undertaker movie without undertaker? no one is going to pay for that.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on November 04, 2009, 01:37:53 PM
Based on the first suggestion, they've obviously never seen his bit parts in those Hogan movies, or his one guest stint in The Exorcist: The TV Series.

But yeah, the idea of an Undertaker movie, especially if it star Mark Calaway, fills with me with so much joy that I can't even begin. Which reminds me: I have to pick up that book that's based on the life and times of his half-brother Kane!


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on November 04, 2009, 11:11:28 PM
Am gonna write about it a bit later at the blog, but just wanted to mention that I saw Red Cliff earlier today and it was pretty fantastic. The best John Woo film in the 15+ years, which I know isn't say much, but still...

It was like a Chinese version of Lord of the Rings without all the dungeons and dragon bullshit.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on November 04, 2009, 11:50:18 PM
Lord of the Rings without all the dungeons and dragon bullshit.

huh?


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on November 05, 2009, 02:45:22 AM
I get the sense that the Undertaker movie idea is an attempt to cash in by making a Jonah Hex knock-off while the window for that is open.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on November 06, 2009, 12:15:01 AM
I'd like to see this someday...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO420_tW8mQ


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on November 06, 2009, 12:24:26 AM
Quote from: dmauro
huh?

For me, the best part of Lord of the Rings was all the crazy battle scenes. I wish they could have gone on forever, but instead, you got hobbits running around and all sorts of other goofy fantasy elements getting in the way. Which is the whole point of the film/books, I know, but still.

Like how the stuff in Red Cliff is somewhat rooted in reality, so it's easier to become more invested and cheer the good guys on. Whereas in Rings, one could simply wonder "well, why doesn't some wizard just whip up the most bad-ass spell ever and get it over with?"


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on November 06, 2009, 11:23:32 AM
http://www.theauteurs.com/notebook/posts/1219


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on November 06, 2009, 11:50:04 AM
chinese historical dramas are about as factually accurate as 300 (with some exceptions). or the lord of the rings, for that matter.

the problem with lord of the rings is a) too fucking long and b) too fucking boring.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on November 10, 2009, 11:11:33 AM
one could simply wonder "well, why doesn't some wizard just whip up the most bad-ass spell ever and get it over with?"
You make it sound like Wizard People, Dear Reader.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on November 30, 2009, 09:35:15 PM
IT BEGINS.

(http://pics.fort90.com/forum/ironman2.jpg)


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on December 02, 2009, 11:32:51 AM
im betting it will be spiderman 3 all over again


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on December 02, 2009, 02:03:04 PM
You mean another awesome movie?! Yeah I hope so!


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on December 02, 2009, 02:46:26 PM
It has Garry Shandling, so yeah, it's pretty much guaranteed to be awesome!


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on December 02, 2009, 05:47:45 PM
lol wut


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on December 02, 2009, 06:33:27 PM
I am sorry if you are too young to understand David, but soon you will.

Plus, I just nabbed the best of the Larry Sanders show on DVD, which is really good stuff! I'll pass some of it along if you'd like.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on December 09, 2009, 09:45:17 AM
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118012101.html?categoryid=13&cs=1&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+variety%2Fsections%2Fexclusive+%28Variety+-+Exclusives%29&query=paul+thomas+anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson is to direct Philip Seymour Hoffman who will be (essentially) portraying L. Ron Hubbard.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on December 09, 2009, 03:20:09 PM
http://flexyourrights.org/10_Rules


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on December 10, 2009, 04:01:23 PM
Ascots or I'm not going to see it...


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on December 10, 2009, 04:20:45 PM
I'm a sucker for Cops, as is Katie, so you can bet that we want in as well.

Wild hunch: this is mostly aimed at citizens of Los Angeles, no?

Moving on, here's a new image from Tron Legacy for those who missed it...

(http://pics.fort90.com/forum/tron2preview.jpg)

... As much I love cute girls with short hair, I also wasn't feeling it with the new Daft Punk theme from the movie, sorry.

At least they don't look cgi (not that I was all that bothered with the fake folks in the teaser). But if they are... holy shit.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on December 10, 2009, 05:57:48 PM
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Wild hunch: this is mostly aimed at citizens of Los Angeles, no?

no, they're nationwide. ira glasser did the hosting for their last video, and they're basically a weird hybrid project of people involved with the drug policy alliance, leap, aclu and the cato institute.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on December 10, 2009, 07:59:27 PM
$15 seems a little steep, but small projects always cost a little more. I might get that, watch it, and pass it on.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on December 13, 2009, 06:21:31 AM
hey matt, have you ever seen or heard of The Foul King? http://pickleloaf.blogspot.com/2009/12/foul-king.html



Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on December 13, 2009, 01:25:38 PM
Yup, at the New York Asian Film Fest many moons ago. Haven't read the whole review, but it's a 6.75 out of 10 alright. I remember wanting to like it much more than I actually did, but not horribly by any means either.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on December 14, 2009, 12:56:55 AM
Stuff like this is easy enough to avoid like the plague, and it doesn't mark the end of all films, forever, but still annoys the shit out of me...

http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/10/26/watch-this-stunning-samurai-sci-fi-trailer-the-cup-of-tears/


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on December 17, 2009, 02:13:50 AM
The Iron Man trailer!

http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/ironman/


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on December 17, 2009, 10:57:38 AM
Gonna be soooo goooooood.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on January 08, 2010, 03:14:38 PM
Anyone around here see Avatar yet? I myself am interested, even though I just know I'll mostly dislike it.

Also, been too busy trying to scope down actual good shit like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oanJyBB1mzU


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on January 08, 2010, 05:02:53 PM
Anyone around here see Avatar yet? I myself am interested, even though I just know I'll mostly dislike it.

Saw it the week after it came out (conventional screen, 3d).

The visual effects are stunning and in terms of doing digital environments and character creation Cameron has definitely had significant breakthroughs. The story arch is relatively standard hero-journey fair though there is a lot more complexity in the action-antagonist than you typically find in that structure.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on January 09, 2010, 10:00:30 AM
I saw it and really enjoyed it. There's more interesting stuff going on with it than you might expect. But the best part is the human technology which looks amazing. The alien's don't quite look realistic, though they're not in the uncanny valley; you can totally fall in love with the protagonist's main alien squeeze along with him. But I suspect they wanted to keep them looking slightly fake to help keep their world separate from the human "real" world. It's either that or the movie is about the state of CG (that it's so much easier to make technological things look real and organic is so much harder to pull off) and that's why Cameron made it.

I very much recommend going to see it while you can still catch it in 3D.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on January 09, 2010, 12:59:40 PM
Having a bit of the mega-fauna geek in me I liked the exo-biological design work done for the film as. The only thing that slightly irked me in the biosphere design was how clearly all the large mammaloids had split forelimbs yet for some reason the blue cat folks somehow ended up with earth style two arms/two legs. Still I know general audiences are not quite ready for significantly non-human protagonists.

I can see why they didn't let things really loose on the character, but I wanted a bit more from Stephen Lang's Col. He did such a good job of preventing the character from coming off as a villain with a script that just about anyone else would have turned into a straight up mustache-twiller.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on January 11, 2010, 12:15:08 AM
Katie, Joe, and myself all saw Avatar last night. And I don't mean to speak on anyone's behalf, but the consensus seemed to be that it was pretty wretched.

The special effects was actually better than expected; at certain point, I had forgotten that I was watching nothing but CGI. But that had a LOT to do with the fact that everything was in 3D; aside from being somewhat distracted by everything popping out at you, the image was also not as crystal clear, so it wasn't easy to notice how little things were "off" like you would with a clear, HD image (that's not to say that you need high definition to notice not so stellar computer graphics).

The action sequences were also phenomenal. But otherwise.... I'm not going to give it flack for being thoroughly unoriginal (which it was, but everything these days's is pretty derivative), though I was almost offended by how sloppy the film's logic was, considering that Cameron's previous sci fi flicks (Terminator 1 & 2, Aliens) were a little more bit tight. A lot of things simply did not make any sense, and the film as a whole was not good enough to make one forget or ignore these issues.

Though the primary issue was it's three hour length; it's clear that Cameron had to prove something, and the only way he could do it was shove as much shit down the viewer's throat.

I'm with Fitz; pretty much the only interesting thing was Lang's character and I also ended up being somewhat annoyed by the blue people's anatomy, which I also didn't expect. Basically, if you give me total nonsense, I'm gonna find as many reasons to hate it, like the rough edges, instead of finding them endearing.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on January 11, 2010, 12:23:16 AM
For those who haven't seen it...

(http://pics.fort90.com/forum/avatar.jpg)


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on January 11, 2010, 09:36:20 AM
yea, Matt essentially sums up my feelings on the movie.  very impressive visuals with a drawn out and ridiculously cliched story.  i'd recommend people see the movie for its visuals if it were shorter in length.  as it stands now, i don't regret seeing the movie, but will never do so again for any reason.

it's nice, though, to think of the ground broken with the tech aspects of it and i look forward to seeing it used in the future.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on January 11, 2010, 02:48:28 PM
Why is the fact that Avatar fans are now acting like Harry Potter fans not at all surprising?

http://avatar-forums.com/showthread.php?t=43


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on January 11, 2010, 03:20:36 PM
The primary arch was straight out of the book Hollywood Knock-off Joe Campbell.  There were some potentially interesting Hard Scifi material in the exobiology, particularly the idea of a networked biosphere, but as usual that lost to "Oooo, shiny" in most situations.

Still overall considerably better than the "Dances with Jar Jar" I was expecting.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on January 11, 2010, 08:12:32 PM
From that forum thread...

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It truly is comforting to know that I'm not the only one sick of my own planet and race

Quote
I know exactly what you mean. Seen Avatar three times now, and it's just made me realize how ignorant mankind is of what really matters. Money, Dominance, and Sex are what the entire world revolves around. Pick any current event (or any major event, really), that has ever occurred on this planet. I guarantee you, it fits right into one of these categories. Why? Why do these things which have caused so much suffering and grief for thousands of years continue? Why has no one changed their ways?

Obviously, Avatar had some sort of connection with the Native Americans and their way of life. They were virtually exterminated from the earth by the Europeans. Exterminated. They covered the entire Untied States just 400 years ago. Now, none are left unaffected by European infraction. None exist as they were; one with the planet, nature, and mother earth. Millions upon millions of them were killed as they were being driven from their homelands for useless commodities. This was the largest genocide the modern world has ever seen, yet no one realizes it as such. It's extremely disheartening...

I admit to having "Avatar Depression" 100%. It's opened my eyes to this planet broader then I've ever seen it before. This could be one of the best things to ever happen to me, or it could be one of the worst. As others have stated, this thinking simply is not accepted. The corporate monsters of the world would chew me up and spit me out. It seems to be a rule written in stone. You can never escape it. So, I guess I'll just have to do my part to change the rulebook. We all must do our part to awaken this world.

I've come to the realization that Rebellion isn't the answer. Revelation is.

... Again, to be fair, you can replace Avatar with Harry Potter, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, etc.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on January 11, 2010, 08:39:57 PM
rule #1 (is not a fuck you rule) is "never trust a junkie"

rule #2 is "liking anything is bad"


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on January 12, 2010, 09:43:10 AM
that thread is...man, yeesh.


what's going to happen if any of them discover acid?


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on January 12, 2010, 09:55:22 AM
you presume they haven't.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on January 12, 2010, 11:36:14 AM
well i assume that if they had discovered acid then they wouldn't be on a message board talking about Avatar

rather, they'd be on the floor, writhing on acid.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on January 12, 2010, 11:55:41 AM
I don't know doorways for people.

I just get creeped out by the people who keep standing in the doorway admiring it.

We'll see what the Avatard is doing in 2 years to tell whether it was a piece of motivating narrative or just a sticky trap.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on January 12, 2010, 11:56:42 AM
the existence of jam bands and "psychedelic art" pretty much stabs that theory in the ass, bro. escapist eyecandy and drugs are a glue trap.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on January 12, 2010, 02:35:36 PM
http://blogs.suntimes.com/scanners/2010/01/navi_sex_scene_found_how_they.html


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on January 12, 2010, 03:35:34 PM
Not to change the subject, but then again, semi-related; heard about this Dave?

http://kotaku.com/5446016/how-spider+man-4s-implosion-could-affect-warcraft-movie

I wonder how much this need for 3D is based upon Avatar? Surely it's been in the plans for a while, but due to Cameron's movie, I can see it being something very important now, instead of something that could conceivably be let go due to time/budget constraints.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on January 12, 2010, 04:45:36 PM
Had not heard. That's cool, except for the part about a "gritty" Spider-Man which is more lolz than cool.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on January 12, 2010, 06:03:30 PM
Da Pope-a, he no like...

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/vatican-says-avatar-no-masterpiece-ap

Also, I see your jam bands and raise you Crick's discovery of the genetic structure.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on January 12, 2010, 08:07:36 PM
the proposition wasn't that great things come out of acid (acid rock, acid washed jeans), but that acid somehow supercedes the ungreat. (acid jazz)


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on January 18, 2010, 01:54:21 AM
I half-watched the Golden Globes earlier this evening, just to see James Cameron pull out an extremely awkward/in poor taste Avatar-Haiti analogy, but in the end, I was left disappointed. Though he did come off as a MAJOR asshole.

And yes, award shows are fucking retarded, I know this basic fact of life, but the seven year old in me still finds them fascinating, and tonight was to help get the appetite wet for the Oscars, which is when me and my buddy Joe Simko get drunk and yell at the TV. It's basically our Super Bowl, for all intents and purposes.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on January 18, 2010, 04:56:08 PM
the real reason to watch the golden globes is the globes lol


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on January 28, 2010, 01:57:33 PM
Anyone else heard of Four Lions? I wanna see it...

http://www.cinematical.com/2010/01/26/four-lions-review-sundance/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZVfyQyu9RY


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Chairman Meow on February 08, 2010, 04:37:32 AM
I really wanted to love House, but man, I don't think I could watch that again.  Definitely worth watching for the piano scene and Kung-Fu's booty, though.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on February 08, 2010, 02:10:28 PM
I really wanted to love House, but man, I don't think I could watch that again.  Definitely worth watching for the piano scene and Kung-Fu's booty, though.
That's how I felt mostly. Except I really did enjoy it, but not in the way that I'm eager to see it again.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on February 11, 2010, 03:09:51 PM
Oh boy...

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/02/akira_remake_hughes_bros.html


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on February 11, 2010, 04:04:54 PM
i usually watch akira at least once a year, and the more i see it the less it makes sense. not because its an "omg mindfuck" or whatever, but because it DOESNT make sense.

if they couldnt condense the whole thing into two hours the first time, what makes them think they'll be able to do it now?


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on February 11, 2010, 04:21:08 PM
I don't understand why people keep saying it doesn't make sense. It actually all does.

Can you cite examples?


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on February 12, 2010, 03:49:44 PM
This guy absolutely & completely hits on the head why I cannot stomach with Scorsese's recent output...

http://mediafunhouse.blogspot.com/2010/02/why-im-not-rushing-to-see-latest.html


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on February 12, 2010, 10:36:51 PM
I don't understand why people keep saying it doesn't make sense. It actually all does.

Can you cite examples?

id make comparisons to the manga but its been years since ive read it, but i do remember that the monk/protester with the fro-thing has a more extended role in the book, and she has a whole monologue explaining things that wasnt in the film.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on February 14, 2010, 09:36:20 PM
Lars von Trier does Taxi Driver?

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/309172,report-taxi-driver-remake-mulled-by-scorcese-von-trier.html


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on March 09, 2010, 12:57:22 AM
New Tron trailer is online...

http://program-glitch-esc.net/

... looks fucking awesome. Music is not very Daft Punk-y as some have reported, but hey, we've still got time.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on March 09, 2010, 01:34:13 AM
Also, there's a new Iron Man trailer for those who haven't seen it...

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount/ironman/


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on March 09, 2010, 04:50:55 PM
Portable Iron Man suit. Nice.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on March 09, 2010, 04:55:35 PM
The fact that it's shades of the Silver Centenarian outfit is what makes me most happy.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on March 13, 2010, 12:52:48 AM
What, no one had Van Damme or Seagal's phone number?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXfOVNghWhk


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on March 13, 2010, 05:53:27 PM
What, no one had Van Damme or Seagal's phone number?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXfOVNghWhk

van damme passed on it.

seriously


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on March 13, 2010, 06:29:05 PM
Hahaha, awesome.

I saw Alice in Wonderland last night. One of Burton's weaker movie, but it did have some nice stuff in it. The Cheshire Cat and the Red Queen looked awesome. Crispin Glover's animation was just weird enough to look all wrong, but not weird enough to go for the effect it is clear they wanted (to make him look like one of the card guards, but human). I was hoping I'd get to hear Alan Rickman voice a butterfly, but it didn't happen.

There were plenty faults with the narrative, but I'd have to consider the film more than I really want to to get to the heart of the problem.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on March 31, 2010, 02:00:11 AM
Was gonna put this in the anime thread, but figured it could work here as well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS6E-Nu3xsg

... Looks neat and all, but the mech itself looks way too busy, a la Michael Bay's Transformers.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on March 31, 2010, 09:05:06 AM
That was rude of them to build a city over her exit.

And why does her hair look like tentacles? Or was it supposed to be tentacles?


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on April 05, 2010, 12:35:41 PM
I'm shocked none of the my Star Wars loving buddies failed to tell me about this...

http://www.starwarsuncut.com/

My faves, thus far are http://www.vimeo.com/7654375 and http://vimeo.com/6789066


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on April 07, 2010, 11:27:02 PM
Here's an interesting look at the overuse and abuse of the colors teal and orange in cinema these days...

http://theabyssgazes.blogspot.com/2010/03/teal-and-orange-hollywood-please-stop.html


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on April 08, 2010, 10:14:09 AM
Haha, the teal and orange Mona Lisa is a nice touch.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on April 08, 2010, 12:03:02 PM
yea, that's a pretty good post.

i watched Werner Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant" last night, along with the classic doc "Paris is Burning"

pretty opposite ends of the spectrum, but i had a really good time with both.

i've never seen the original BL, which probably means i'm a terrible person, but i imagine this new one has NOTHING to do with the original aside from perhaps a general kind of premise.  definitely one of the better Nick Cage films, though.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on April 21, 2010, 04:58:49 AM
For those who can still stomach Star Wars and still believe Empire is a decent movie, despite all the bullshit with the series as a whole, what the original script was like...

http://scriptshadow.blogspot.com/2010/03/alternative-draft-week-original-empire.html


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on May 08, 2010, 01:52:44 PM
So myself, Joe, Dave, and Katie saw Iron Man 2 last night, and it was awesome! Not quite as excellent as the first one, but still throughly enjoyable. Though I'll save my gripes (which are relatively minor) till after everyone's had a chance to see it. But I must say, Gary Shandling looked like a fucking hot mess, and more womanly than Mickey Rourke, if that can be believed.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on May 08, 2010, 02:09:10 PM
On a totally different note, IFC starts playing Matthew Barney's Cremaster next week! I'm seriously thinking of seeing all five of them in a row next Wednesday...

http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?house_id=9598&rdate=5/19/2010

... That's what, only 8 or 9 hours straight.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on May 09, 2010, 06:25:46 PM
So myself, Joe, Dave, and Katie saw Iron Man 2 last night, and it was awesome! Not quite as excellent as the first one, but still throughly enjoyable. Though I'll save my gripes (which are relatively minor) till after everyone's had a chance to see it. But I must say, Gary Shandling looked like a fucking hot mess, and more womanly than Mickey Rourke, if that can be believed.

The first film had the benefit of a really simple through-line for the plot.  This one gives over a lot more to the characters and less to getting somewhere specific with them.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on May 11, 2010, 05:23:29 PM
I still believe it's one of the best attempts yet at presenting a bunch of new characters, plus different spins on pre-established ones, along with bringing new concepts all at once, something most superhero sequels have generally faltered on.

In fact, other than Spider-Man 2 and X-Men 2, this might be one of the better superhero sequels overall (my personal fave sequel will always be Batman Returns, but it's hard to deny that it's not exactly perfect... though you can blame the studio for being gunshy as the primary culprit).

And speaking of sequels...

http://www.jivid.com/?p=4911


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on May 11, 2010, 09:27:32 PM
I still believe it's one of the best attempts yet at presenting a bunch of new characters, plus different spins on pre-established ones, along with bringing new concepts all at once, something most superhero sequels have generally faltered on.

I think they are doing a better job in part because they are attempting to create a viable, sustained universe across the Marvel U. Having a shared reality lets you spend more time giving things a feeling of reality and makes sure that you get competent actors to play even seemingly cursory parts. The best of this was Tony's father being played by John Slattery, who is coming back for "Captain America." If they can keep the tone of things through the next few films they may really be on to something as such expanded universes are nearly unheard of in film narratives.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on May 11, 2010, 11:32:24 PM
Yeah, I'm excited too, but it's such an easy thing to screw up, so I'm not getting my hopes up too much. BTW, any word on who Captain America will be?

Also, was that second Hulk movie any good, the one where Stark makes a cameo? I actually heard its decent, but anything's better when compared to the abomination that's the Ang Lee effort.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: Fitz on May 11, 2010, 11:43:30 PM
Yeah, I'm excited too, but it's such an easy thing to screw up, so I'm not getting my hopes up too much. BTW, any word on who Captain America will be?

The Human Torch, oddly enough. They hired Chris Evans for the role and also blew any future Fantastic 4 sequels off.

Which is good because I really don't want to see the Commish in that Orange suit.

There is talk about them making another Silver Surfer movie, with Galctus as himself rather than as a big cloud.

Quote
Also, was that second Hulk movie any good, the one where Stark makes a cameo? I actually heard its decent, but anything's better when compared to the abomination that's the Ang Lee effort.

I've so far managed to avoid both of them. When they get to the point where the Hulk is fighting off space monsters and other big things that can only be beat by a furious giant green dude I'll probably check it out.  Otherwise the angsty fights with tanks and knock off badguys thing doesn't really capture me. 

I might break down to see how Ed Norton did.  His track record for playing dual-personality characters is relatively good.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on May 12, 2010, 12:29:16 AM
the ed norton hulk is fairly decent. they sort of tell the origin story in the opening credit sequence, and the actual film takes place several years later and bruce banner is in hiding.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on June 04, 2010, 05:47:44 PM
If they were to re-edit all of Star Wars like this, I'd be first line for sure...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zd_khk6zXo


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on June 16, 2010, 12:30:30 AM
This pretty much explains everything...

http://riskybusiness.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/06/10/risky-mailbag-kidnapping-jealousy-and-the-dark-truth-about-megan-fox/


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 03, 2010, 12:39:01 PM
So, is anyone seeing Airbender this weekend?

http://www.indiemoviesonline.com/news/m-night-shyamalan-in-his-own-words-on-the-last-airbender-race-controversy-250610

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100630/REVIEWS/100639999

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHi1zaN0ooc

Big budget disasters is nothing new, but I know a LOT of people who were really excited for this (and even those involved on the behind the scenes... or at least the cartoon and comics).

I just LOVE:

Quote
"Take it up with Anime animators. It has nothing to do with me."


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on July 03, 2010, 01:55:42 PM
I love when Ebert hates on stuff, he's pretty good at it.

Quote
I fear he takes the theology of the Bending universe seriously.

I feel kind of bad about M Night getting hit with the racist card, but after reading Ebert's review, it sounds like he very clearly makes the white people the protagonists and the dark people the villains, despite what he says in that interview. But still, (not having seen the movie) it sounds like it's pretty blown out of proportion.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on July 03, 2010, 10:05:47 PM
liz is watching juno and my mind is dying.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on July 04, 2010, 11:21:56 AM
just keep watching Michael Cera movies and you'll be all right, Mike


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on July 04, 2010, 01:40:38 PM
seriously though i only heard four or five minutes but who fucking writes dialogue like that?


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on July 05, 2010, 12:03:12 AM
who fucking writes dialogue like that?

(http://guestofaguest.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/diablo-cody-oscars-2008.jpg)


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on July 06, 2010, 11:11:30 AM
who fucking writes dialogue like that?

(http://guestofaguest.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/diablo-cody-oscars-2008.jpg)
hahahahaha


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on July 06, 2010, 11:24:11 AM
dave will be happy to know liz is getting the twilight movies from netflix next.

i'm going to lay in a corner and get my motherfuckin' weep on.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on July 06, 2010, 12:35:33 PM
so i saw Chungking Express for the first time last night.

first it starts off with a lovesick cop looking for love in all the wrong places, and then it get really interesting when he finds it in the worst place, in a blonde who murdered some guy and is involved with drug running and indian immigrants. it was a fascinating scenario which i wanted to see further and then.....its all just sort of fucking stops RIGHT THERE. to tell me a story about some cop and some chick at the restaurant who ive found to be so goddamned creepy and annoying, always breaking into the cop's house to clean his place, and playing that fucking "all the leaves are brown" song over and over and over and over and over the fuck over again. if i heard that song one more time i would have killed my mom.

in short, the movie started to tell an interestiing story, and decided to STOP for no goddamned good reason to tell me a story that sucked.


FUCK Chungking Express


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 06, 2010, 12:38:08 PM
This is more for the New York Asian Film Fest thread, but dmauro and I saw Doman Seman, and can't speak for Dave, but it was seriously the best movie I've seen all year. But it's also one of those flicks that I simply cannot recommend to 98% of the people I know (not to be all film snobbish and all)...

http://subwaycinema.com/nyaff10/films/doman-seman.php


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on July 07, 2010, 01:27:19 AM
dave will be happy to know liz is getting the twilight movies from netflix next.

i'm going to lay in a corner and get my motherfuckin' weep on.
No way, the first one is full of so many laughs. Funniest movie of '09.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dhex on July 07, 2010, 09:05:01 AM
you understand not mr. mauro, my wife's circle of cinematic confidants are burned out female phd candidates looking for love in all the wrong celluloid places. they come not to laugh at sparkles, but to sigh longingly.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: dmauro on July 07, 2010, 09:23:57 AM
I'm going to see the new one on Sunday. It looks like they're turning it into a LotR style epic, so I'm thinking it might be a parody of the genre. *fingers crossed*

(the crowd will be 16 year old girls looking for vampire crushes in all the right places)


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: isfet on July 07, 2010, 09:36:41 AM
if you need help applying body glitter, Dave, let me know


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: The Drunken Samurai on July 07, 2010, 11:40:52 AM
dave will be happy to know liz is getting the twilight movies from netflix next.

i'm going to lay in a corner and get my motherfuckin' weep on.
No way, the first one is full of so many laughs. Funniest movie of '09.

VAMPIRE BASEBALL


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: loopback on July 07, 2010, 05:36:22 PM
seriously though i only heard four or five minutes but who fucking writes dialogue like that?

I have a friend who SWEARS that Juno is one of the best movies ever and it's SUPER heartfelt and VERY funny and blah blah blah... (complete with the deep inhale alongside the hand held over the heart to indicate just how EMOTIONAL it makes you).

I watched about 10-15m of it once in passing and thought it was atrocious, but felt like the nicest thing I could do was to just shut my mouth and let it go. I'm getting (slightly) better at that.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 08, 2010, 10:26:11 AM
I'd watch it if Ellen Page wasn't preggers in it. Can't handle that shit.

So yeah, I only watch her movies to gawk at her.


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 10, 2010, 01:53:26 PM
Finally saw Human Centipede last night. Was as underwhelming as everyone said it would be. Def not enough poo eating. But hey, at least I get to say I saw it on the big screen!


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 15, 2010, 01:16:03 PM
And about damn time too...

http://www.criterion.com/films/27523-house


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 22, 2010, 08:36:39 PM
Oh God, it keeps looking better every single time...

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/tron-legacy.html


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on July 25, 2010, 01:22:40 PM
I've love to see David Lynch do more of these...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiLqrzdF3yE


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on August 22, 2010, 04:47:54 PM
I'm assuming this will be next year's NYAFF...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHF07Z4W9j4


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on September 19, 2010, 10:34:40 AM
Speaking of the NYAFF, hey Joe and Dave, remember this gem?

http://vimeo.com/14816930

And the birthday scene in its entirety...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRPVZeS4z9A


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on November 20, 2010, 07:21:00 PM
dmauro & I saw Harry Potter last night, and it was awesome! Far more Hermione skin than anticipated. Unfortunately, this guy was not in attendance...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0VlIjXj9NA


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on November 21, 2010, 03:51:13 AM
This looks kinda interesting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQRgJTEw_OA


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on December 05, 2010, 02:52:01 PM
This write-up of the Popeye movie totally hits it on the nail as to why it's so awesome...

http://moviemorlocks.com/2010/12/04/wrong-wrong-wrong-right/


Title: Re: LET'S MOVIE
Post by: FortNinety on December 15, 2010, 01:39:47 PM
I'm still super hyped to see Tron Legacy, but these comments as it regards to its art design... or today's audiences to be more exact... are fairly on the money...

http://www.lifeintheanalogage.com/?p=527