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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2007, 02:49:02 PM »

"Down in the Valley" as a whole hasn't really stuck with me -- although I liked some of the faux-western and suburban locations towards the end. norton's desperate fake cowboy thing was kinda intriguing.  I guess he's one of those zeitgeist actors that guys in their 20's really like but i don't really think his movies are always that outstanding.
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« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2007, 05:44:13 PM »

The last really good film I saw in theaters was "The Lives of Others."  Talk about a true police state...

After Ingmar Bergman died, I watched several of his I hadn't seen. "Autumn Sonata" was really amazing.

I usually still prefer more caustic humor -- my three favorite directors are probably Terry Zwigoff (Crumb, Ghost World, Bad Santa), Alexander Payne (Citizen Ruth, Election) and the Coen brothers.

Never really cared for "Butch Cassidy."  It's charming but with both Redford and Newman, it's too much 70's man candy.

If you want to see a really amazing counter-culture western, rent "El Topo"

If you want to see a Leone western that tops "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," try "Once Upon a Time in the West"

I looooooved the Lives of Others, it was great but I'm still not sure if I like the ending.  Ghost World was pretty good but I liked the comic book better, you should check it out, there are more plot lines and the characters are fleshed out better too methinks.  Stay away from Art School Confidential by Zwigoff, it's a big piece of shit.


i havent watched a whole lot of great movies lately.  i may have to check out some of the ones youve listed.

i guess the last really good film ive watched was "desperate man blues'.  its a documentary about a man who most likely has the best collection of blues and country/folk vinyl.  this man lives and breathes his music collection and its really great to see him and how much the music really means to him.  its a must see if you enjoy pre-war era music or are a music collector.

I watch Desperate Man Blues last night and it was so great.  I realized that my friend lives near him and like 40 minutes from me, I'm seriously thinking about giving him a call and seeing if he'll let me check out his collection.

I've driven by that candy cane restaurant he loves approximately a million times.  It was just really cool to recognize something like that that I see every day.
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« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2007, 11:17:46 PM »

One of the films that someone mentioned (am too lazy to look back at who) is The Proposition.  That was really, really great.
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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2007, 11:56:17 AM »

I have seen a few that I really enjoyed lately.

Black Snake Moan - I thought it was phenomenal Samuel L Jackson is amazing and Christina Ricci does such a great job with her role.

Apocalypto - I really really enjoyed this film I thought the storyline was phenomal, and the cinematography was really different.

Darwin Awards - Fairly funny for a really badly filmed comedy.

Ok here goes I know im probably going to get made fun of for saying this, but I enjoyed Alpha Dogs there I said it and I feel better.

I have been in the middle of the alaskan wilderness for 5 months though so I know nothing of what's going on in the outside world.
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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2007, 11:07:14 PM »

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it's easily his weakest film, but i still appreciated some of the satire. speaking of pieces of shit, i just caught "in Good Company" on tv. holy cow i feel bad that i&w is associated with that movie. topher grace's character needed to have his skull crushed by a rock. and sam's music doesn't fit at all. i thought i recalled someone around here thinking it was good -- i have no idea how to see this as anything but shite.   
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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2007, 05:49:46 PM »



. speaking of pieces of shit, i just caught "in Good Company" on tv. holy cow i feel bad that i&w is associated with that movie. topher grace's character needed to have his skull crushed by a rock. and sam's music doesn't fit at all. i thought i recalled someone around here thinking it was good -- i have no idea how to see this as anything but shite.   

 Smiley That may have been me Andrew. I just enjoyed how the film wasn't actually a romantic comedy at all, but an extended dig at Corporate America. And how can you not like watching Scarlett for an hour or so (although she was partly responsible for The Island, for which I will kick Michael Bay in the nuts if, God-willing, I ever see him). But yeah, i&w's music added nothing to the movie (the same could be said of Garden State, imho).
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« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2007, 09:38:07 PM »

Scarlett the starlet peaked long ago. She was much more charming before she was the "it" girl -- like in the Man Who Wasn't There and Ghost World. I didn't even really like Lost in Translation or Girl with the Pearl Earring. She's overexposed and most likely ruined, artistically. I don't think  Michael Bay has nuts --  probably an android.
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« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2007, 08:08:52 PM »

Andrew speaking of the Coen Bros. they are going to kick some cinematic balls with their new adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "No County for Old Men".  Goddamn that is a great book.  I believe Javier Bardem is going to kick some ass playing Anton Chigurh one of the best antagonist ever written.  Excuse my language but he is one bad ass motherfucker.
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« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2007, 10:55:51 PM »

I watched one of my family's classic movies again last night.
UHF.

comic genius. hehe
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« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2007, 11:00:21 PM »

UHF is amazing. I don't really like Weird Al, but that movie is just stunning. Along similar lines, I recently re-watched Mystery Men. Really good in the same way as UHF.

My favorite line:
"Looks like we got a date with destiny... and she just ordered the lobster."
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« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2007, 11:18:59 PM »

haha yes another great movie.
I agree with you on the Weird Al thing.
There's really no way to not enjoy that movie.
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« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2007, 03:31:32 PM »

i'll be excited about anything by the coen brothers so long as it's better than "intolerable cruelty" and the "ladykillers." I heard they were working on something in Texas. acniner, now that you're back, we need to cast smug and spiteful judgment upon all the philistine fans who have still failed to emerge from the primordial cinematic ooze to finally rent Terrence Malick's films (if for no other reason than they're some of Sam's favorite films). In fact, the agonizing moral confusion in "Thin Red Line" kinda reminds me of the unsettling vibes in the S's Dog. Badlands and Days of Heaven are mandatory viewing -- UHF falls a little further down the list, guys. 
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« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2007, 04:11:15 PM »

Yeah, I didn't bother to see either of those ventures.   Sounded like some stuff the studios were whoring them for.  This new project should take the Coen's back to their old stomping ground. An amendment to my last post.  That is "No Country for Old Men".  I should be shot.  And for anyone who hasn't seen a Malick film: You should be shot, he, he, he.
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« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2007, 06:28:42 PM »

Anyone see Oldjoy yet?  I have yet to see that one.

I loved Old Joy.  3rd best film of 06.  (1. children of men, 2. brick).
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« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2007, 11:42:13 PM »

UHF falls a little further down the list, guys. 

hey now. this thread isn't called the sophistocated cinematic viewing thread. don't get all snooty on us who appreciate good old comedy sometimes.
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