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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 09:37 PM Reply

Just watched Mysterious Skin, I clicked on it on Netflix without any prior knowledge of the film because of Joseph Gordon Levitt, and damn, it's probably the most fucked up film I've ever seen, but the acting is great and it definitely keeps the viewer interested. Not sure if I liked it or not. Could've maybe done with a fewer sex scenes.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 3rd, 2013 @ 06:35 AM Reply

As somebody that studied Media at college and has enjoyed films for many years I find it slightly disturbing that the movie set for release in '14 that I most want to see is The Spongebob Squarepants Movie 2. What has become of me.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 4th, 2013 @ 11:16 PM Reply

Today, I lost one of my idols. RIP, Roger Ebert.

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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 5th, 2013 @ 11:34 AM Reply

I went to see The Place Beyond the Pines today. A film starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper. The trailer seems to promise a sort of Drive-like film, but it's not really like Drive.

Anyway, this definitely ranks amongst my favourite films I've seen this year so far. I feel like I can't tell much about it without spoiling it (partially), but I'll just say the film takes a nice twist after about 30 minutes and then really starts showing off its ambition. I can imagine not everyone will like this film, but to me it felt like something different.

So I recommend this. I think some of you will love it at least.

At 4/4/13 11:16 PM, EclecticEnnui wrote: Today, I lost one of my idols. RIP, Roger Ebert.

Frankly, I've never read or heard one of his reviews, but I do know he was one of the most respected film critics out there. I should check out some of his stuff sometime.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 7th, 2013 @ 05:34 PM Reply

At 4/2/13 09:17 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: I watched Fire and Ice by Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta. It was rotoscoped, which I think a lot of people cringe at, but it was really good. I think it's an awesome movie.

I'm a big fan of Richard Linklater's rotoscoped movies, particularly Waking Life, so I might give this a watch.

I dunno if you partake in any "illicit" substances, but watching Tetsuo high is quite an experience.

From what I've heard, it sounds like it's guaranteed to give you a bad trip.

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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 7th, 2013 @ 10:09 PM Reply

At 4/7/13 05:34 PM, SG3 wrote: From what I've heard, it sounds like it's guaranteed to give you a bad trip.

Well, I was just thinking weed. If you're doing psychedelics, then I imagine it wouldn't be pleasant.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 13th, 2013 @ 06:22 PM Reply

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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 13th, 2013 @ 07:11 PM Reply

I watched Wallace and Gromit in "A Matter of Loaf and Death" today. More of a short than a film actually, but whatever.

It's not as good as some of the other Wallace and Gromit films/shorts I've seen in the past, but still charming and a fun watch. I got a few good laughs out of it here and there.

I can imagine that it's not everyone's cup of tea though. The humour is quite silly and clay animation is a bit choppy and not-so-pleasing to the eye.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 13th, 2013 @ 10:34 PM Reply

At 4/5/13 11:34 AM, Auz wrote: I went to see The Place Beyond the Pines today.

I saw it, too. I also think it's really entertaining. It's emotional, intense at times, and very well-shot, especially regarding that long shot at the beginning. The performances are definitely strong and I didn't see the twists coming.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 15th, 2013 @ 07:07 PM Reply

I watched Stoker tonight. A new film by Chan-wook Park, the director of Oldboy. It's also his first English film.

As with Oldboy, the film has a bit of a mysterious feel to it where you're not quite sure what is going throughout most of the plot. However, the major plot twists aren't too big of a surprise when they come around (at least, they weren't to me), but the film manages to be very intriguing and suspenseful nonetheless. I was captivated from beginning to end and I really loved it.

So I highly recommend this one. It's definitely my favourite film of the year so far.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 12:23 AM Reply

At 4/15/13 07:07 PM, Auz wrote: So I highly recommend this one. It's definitely my favourite film of the year so far.

I'll definitely check this one out. I loved most of Chan-wook Park's movies. Especially Oldboy.

On a side note, I'm pretty excited for Django Unchained on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 20th, 2013 @ 02:29 PM Reply

I saw the new Evil Dead. It's thrilling, shocking, and fairly unpredictable. There's no denying that it's a gorefest, but it works well. I was quite terrified while watching it and I've seen some brutal films like Ichi the Killer.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 05:24 PM Reply

I watched Killing Them Softly and End of Watch, which were both pretty good. I also watched an anime called Brave Story a little while ago. That was a good one.

At 4/16/13 12:23 AM, triplenoob wrote:
At 4/15/13 07:07 PM, Auz wrote: So I highly recommend this one. It's definitely my favourite film of the year so far.
I'll definitely check this one out. I loved most of Chan-wook Park's movies. Especially Oldboy.

IMO, his worst work so far was still okay.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 09:38 PM Reply

At 4/16/13 12:23 AM, triplenoob wrote:
At 4/15/13 07:07 PM, Auz wrote: So I highly recommend this one. It's definitely my favourite film of the year so far.
I'll definitely check this one out. I loved most of Chan-wook Park's movies. Especially Oldboy.
IMO, his worst work so far was still okay.

You're saying Oldboy was his worst work?


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 09:40 PM Reply

At 4/25/13 09:38 PM, triplenoob wrote:
At 4/16/13 12:23 AM, triplenoob wrote:
At 4/15/13 07:07 PM, Auz wrote: So I highly recommend this one. It's definitely my favourite film of the year so far.
I'll definitely check this one out. I loved most of Chan-wook Park's movies. Especially Oldboy.
IMO, his worst work so far was still okay.
You're saying Oldboy was his worst work?

No way. That was his best. I was just saying he's never made anything bad. Although, I still haven't seen Stoker.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 09:45 PM Reply

At 4/25/13 09:40 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: No way. That was his best. I was just saying he's never made anything bad. Although, I still haven't seen Stoker.

I'm half relieved, half-disappointed because I haven't seen a lot of his movies, truth be told. And if you were saying Oldboy was his worst, I wouldn't have imagined how good the rest of them were.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 26th, 2013 @ 05:42 PM Reply

At 4/25/13 09:40 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 4/25/13 09:38 PM, triplenoob wrote:
At 4/16/13 12:23 AM, triplenoob wrote:
At 4/15/13 07:07 PM, Auz wrote: So I highly recommend this one. It's definitely my favourite film of the year so far.
I'll definitely check this one out. I loved most of Chan-wook Park's movies. Especially Oldboy.
IMO, his worst work so far was still okay.
You're saying Oldboy was his worst work?
No way. That was his best. I was just saying he's never made anything bad. Although, I still haven't seen Stoker.

I've seen it. It was a bit too slow at the beginning, but it was still quite good. I love how it looks. I still haven't seen Oldboy, though I'm honestly interested in Spike Lee's upcoming "reinterpretation".


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 26th, 2013 @ 05:55 PM Reply

At 4/25/13 09:45 PM, triplenoob wrote:
At 4/25/13 09:40 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: No way. That was his best. I was just saying he's never made anything bad. Although, I still haven't seen Stoker.
I'm half relieved, half-disappointed because I haven't seen a lot of his movies, truth be told. And if you were saying Oldboy was his worst, I wouldn't have imagined how good the rest of them were.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance are both really good, and JSA is also quite good. I think Thirst was his weakest, but it was still pretty good. His short film, Cut was also quite good. It's featured in Three...Extremes, which also includes short films by Takashi Miike and Fruit Chan.

At 4/26/13 05:42 PM, EclecticEnnui wrote: I'm honestly interested in Spike Lee's upcoming "reinterpretation".

I hope that project falls through and never happens. I'm tired of great foreign films getting remakes. People need to stop being children and just read the subtitles.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 26th, 2013 @ 08:11 PM Reply

At 4/26/13 05:55 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 4/26/13 05:42 PM, EclecticEnnui wrote: I'm honestly interested in Spike Lee's upcoming "reinterpretation".
I hope that project falls through and never happens. I'm tired of great foreign films getting remakes. People need to stop being children and just read the subtitles.

It will be released in October, apparently. I'm a bit skeptical, myself, but I'm still optimistic.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 27th, 2013 @ 08:25 AM Reply

At 4/26/13 05:42 PM, EclecticEnnui wrote: I still haven't seen Oldboy

You need to get on that. Like literally right now. I really hope the remake just doesn't happen.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 27th, 2013 @ 11:20 AM Reply

At 4/27/13 08:25 AM, Jackho wrote:
At 4/26/13 05:42 PM, EclecticEnnui wrote: I still haven't seen Oldboy
You need to get on that. Like literally right now.

Maybe I should just stop saying I haven't seen it because people keep saying I should, lol.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 29th, 2013 @ 10:09 AM Reply

So my local cinema is doing another marathon. The 14 hour one last year nearly killed me. This is 25 hours.

Here's the line up: http://i.imgur.com/qX1m0R0.jpg

I'm thinking Terminator 2, Withnail and I, Let the Right One In, go home to sleep, come back for Run Lola Run, Shawshank Redemption, Dr Strangelove and Apocalypse Now.


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Response to Cinema Club Apr. 30th, 2013 @ 10:29 AM Reply

At 4/29/13 10:09 AM, TheMaster wrote: So my local cinema is doing another marathon. The 14 hour one last year nearly killed me. This is 25 hours.

Here's the line up: http://i.imgur.com/qX1m0R0.jpg

I'm thinking Terminator 2, Withnail and I, Let the Right One In, go home to sleep, come back for Run Lola Run, Shawshank Redemption, Dr Strangelove and Apocalypse Now.

I wish my theatre would do something like this sometime. That line-up is pretty awesome and has lots of films I still wish to see. I don't think I could last for 25 hours either though. I'd probably go there in the early morning to catch American Psycho and then stick around for the rest of the day.


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Response to Cinema Club May. 1st, 2013 @ 02:51 PM Reply

I watched Warm Bodies today.

It's a pretty nice mix between romantic comedies and zombie films in my opinion. It may sound a bit like Twilight, but it's more humorous and the romance is a lot more... believable so to speak. It felt like I was watching something I hadn't quite seen before.

However, I do have a few complaints about the film. I noticed that a lot of the jokes didn't really work (or maybe I was in a tough audience?), there was an incredibly obvious reference to Romeo and Julia which could've been way more subtle, the CGI skeletons looked awful, some of the acting could've been better and I felt like the film took too little time to explain things. When it comes to that last thing, perhaps that wasn't what the story wanted to focus on but here and there it seemed like the writer was pulling things out of his behind for the sake of plot convenience.

Anyway, go check this out if you have some leftover time. Otherwise, don't worry about missing out on it.


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Response to Cinema Club May. 12th, 2013 @ 09:38 PM Reply

I watched Django Unchained two nights ago. It was awesome, and I thought it was cool that Franco Nero had a cameo. I still haven't seen Sergio Corbucci's Django, yet, though. It's been on my Netflix queue for years, before there was any news of Django Unchained.


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Response to Cinema Club May. 13th, 2013 @ 06:47 PM Reply

I went to see The Grandmaster today. A martial arts biopic about Ip Man, the former master of Bruce Lee.

It's a pretty good film overall, but I do have a few complaints. First, the film leans a bit too much on visual style. The only scene where the visuals impressed me was the fight at the train station. For the rest the film tried a bit too hard in my opinion. Second, the plot misses some direction here and there. I'm still not sure what the point was of the character "The Razor", for example. He didn't seem to have much to do with anyone and just had his own little side plot going. I don't know, maybe I missed something.

Anyway, I reckon fans of films like Hero and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon might like this one, but be warned, it doesn't quite reach the same level.


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Response to Cinema Club May. 15th, 2013 @ 11:35 PM Reply

Saw 2011's Bully. Such a beautiful documentary on the effects of bullying and the culture that has allowed it to prosper in the U.S. Totally glad that I saw this one. Really stuck with me. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys good social commentary and/or documentarian work.

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Response to Cinema Club May. 16th, 2013 @ 09:03 AM Reply

I finally watched Red State, which I quite liked. And I watched Centurion (Michael Fassbender, Dominic Monaghan, Olga Kurylenko) which turned out to be badass.


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Response to Cinema Club May. 19th, 2013 @ 07:12 PM Reply

I saw Star Trek Into Darkness. It's very entertaining. The acting, story, visuals, and so on are done well. Shots from this film are so amazing to look at that you might want to freeze frame them to get a better look than just watching the film. The story's a bit complicated, which is OK, although I don't know about potential plot holes. The last few minutes felt kinda rushed. However, that's the only major complaint I have. I liked the first film, but Into Darkness is better.

At 5/15/13 11:35 PM, ZJ wrote: Saw 2011's Bully. Such a beautiful documentary on the effects of bullying and the culture that has allowed it to prosper in the U.S. Totally glad that I saw this one. Really stuck with me. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys good social commentary and/or documentarian work.

It's definitely a powerful film.


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Response to Cinema Club May. 19th, 2013 @ 07:13 PM Reply

I'd say that one of my favorite movies is "Elephant." Its a fictional story based off of the Columbine school shooting. Someone of youtube was nice enough to upload the whole movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr0mcWY0YBU