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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 1st, 2013 @ 04:28 PM Reply

I watched Rear Window tonight, the Hitchcock classic.

I really liked it. I suspected it was going to be a bit slow like most older films, but the film managed to be suspenseful almost from beginning to end. It did so purely through visuals and dialogue which is quite impressive in my opinion. My only slight complaint is that sometimes the main characters acted a bit illogical, but not to the point where it got frustrating or anything.

Anyway, great film. I can see why it's considered an all-time classic.


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 1st, 2013 @ 04:52 PM Reply

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I just watched the second Gantz movie. I'm guessing the manga wasn't yet complete when they made it because they didn't fight the aliens that they fought at the end of the manga. I dunno if these men in black aliens were in the manga or if the little black orb was in it, but I know that at the end of the manga, they fought a bunch of giants on a spaceship. Anyway, it was badass and mostly awesome.

But the ending was fucking bullshit. Fuck them for doing that. The manga had a happy ending for everyone.


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 2nd, 2013 @ 12:42 AM Reply

Me and friends got together and watched Hobo With a Shotgun. It was a great experience, everything was over the top and some things were so absurd it was worth laughing at.


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 2nd, 2013 @ 01:17 AM Reply

At 8/2/13 12:42 AM, sweet21 wrote: Me and friends got together and watched Hobo With a Shotgun. It was a great experience, everything was over the top and some things were so absurd it was worth laughing at.

That movie was awesome.


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 2nd, 2013 @ 01:20 AM Reply

At 8/2/13 01:17 AM, Sense-Offender wrote: That movie was awesome.

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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 2nd, 2013 @ 11:26 AM Reply

I went to see The Bling Ring today (the one with Emma Watson).

I didn't like it that much to be honest. The plot is passable, but the characters are so incredibly shallow and careless. They aren't likeable in any way and I couldn't relate to them at all. I'm not sure what to make of the ending either. I think perhaps the film is trying to give some commentary on celebrity lifestyle, but if that's the case I don't think it's worked out very well.


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 2nd, 2013 @ 03:19 PM Reply

Stuff I have seen recently that was good:
Blackfish
Wadjda
Frances Ha
The World's End

I also saw Only God Forgives, which was okay. Gorgeous to look at and stylish as fuck, but basically empty.

Frances Ha is probably my film of the year so far. Loved it.


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 3rd, 2013 @ 05:42 PM Reply

At 8/2/13 03:19 PM, TheMaster wrote: Frances Ha is probably my film of the year so far. Loved it.

Really? I watched that one last month and I didn't like it much to be honest. I thought that it didn't quite have enough charm to work. But, like I said, I can imagine the film is one of those typical hit-or-miss cases.


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 3rd, 2013 @ 09:27 PM Reply

At 8/2/13 03:19 PM, TheMaster wrote: Frances Ha is probably my film of the year so far. Loved it.

Thank god you mentioned this. I had no idea Noah Baumbach had a new movie out since Greenberg. This might also be my favourite film of the year.

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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 3rd, 2013 @ 10:23 PM Reply

I just rewatched Edward Scissorhands for the first time since childhood. Watching it then, it had such an effect on me I cried the entire way through. I don't know if I even finished it. Something about the subject matter, score, or perhaps that the characters are so profoundly lonely really perturbed me.

Seeing it with new eyes, I immediately loved it. The tone, production design, performances and direction are spectacular. I think it's probably my favourite Tim Burton movie of all time. If you've never seen it, you owe it to yourself to check it out. It's a fairytale for the suburban age and one of Johnny Depp's best performances.

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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 5th, 2013 @ 03:32 AM Reply

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYZsJYZVt5g

I was watching Peter Jackon's King Kong...and...does the cgi in that clip look REALLY dated to you?

I feel like I'm watching a cartoon when I look at that.

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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 5th, 2013 @ 04:43 PM Reply

At 8/5/13 03:32 AM, Darthdenim wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYZsJYZVt5g

I was watching Peter Jackon's King Kong...and...does the cgi in that clip look REALLY dated to you?

I feel like I'm watching a cartoon when I look at that.

CGI ages like milk, and the film is 8 years old. Kong looked cartoony at the time, though, mostly down to how stylised it is.


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 6th, 2013 @ 01:53 PM Reply

At 8/5/13 03:32 AM, Darthdenim wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYZsJYZVt5g

I was watching Peter Jackon's King Kong...and...does the cgi in that clip look REALLY dated to you?

I feel like I'm watching a cartoon when I look at that.

I dunno, I think it's kind of passable. I mean, event movies like that always have a pretty short shelf life. Remember Avatar?

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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 6th, 2013 @ 04:00 PM Reply

At 8/5/13 03:32 AM, Darthdenim wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYZsJYZVt5g

I was watching Peter Jackon's King Kong...and...does the cgi in that clip look REALLY dated to you?

I feel like I'm watching a cartoon when I look at that.

I think it looks fine, the woman just throws it off.


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 9th, 2013 @ 01:08 AM Reply

Hey guys, I've just went through my 9/10 and 10/10 rated movies on IMDb and I wanted to share the list I have so far. If you have any of these movies that you would rate differently or movies that you consider to be deserving of such scores, feel free to comment :)

10/10
Bambi (1942)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The Shining (1980)
28 Days Later... (2002)

9/10

Rear Window (1954)
Psycho (1960)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Annie Hall (1977)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Thing (1982)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
La vita è bella (1997)
The Matrix (1999)
American Psycho (2000)
Memento (2000)
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001)
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Pianist (2002)
Oldeuboi (2003)
Sunshine (2007)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Inception (2010)
Intouchables (2011)

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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 9th, 2013 @ 07:15 AM Reply

At 8/5/13 03:32 AM, Darthdenim wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYZsJYZVt5g

I was watching Peter Jackon's King Kong...and...does the cgi in that clip look REALLY dated to you?

I feel like I'm watching a cartoon when I look at that.

Not sure if it looks cartoon-y, but you can clearly see they used green screen in some shots. Not that that wasn't obvious, but it's just clearly visible.

Lord of the Rings has some pretty dated CGI as well if you look back at it now.

At 8/9/13 01:08 AM, HeavenDuff wrote: Hey guys, I've just went through my 9/10 and 10/10 rated movies on IMDb and I wanted to share the list I have so far. If you have any of these movies that you would rate differently or movies that you consider to be deserving of such scores, feel free to comment :)

10/10
...

9/10
...

I gave about the same ratings for the films of your list I've seen. The biggest different is 2001: A Space Odyssey which I gave 8/10, but I'm not really sure how to rate that film.

My 10/10 ratings thus far are:

Earthlings (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Pulp Fiction (1995)
Black Swan (2010)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Oldboy (2003)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Spirited Away (2005)
Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Loving the Bomb (1964)

On a side note: There are a lot of great films that I haven't bothered to rate after having watched them apparently.


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 9th, 2013 @ 07:19 AM Reply

Looks like it's listyourfavoritemovies o'clock. I don't keep scores on imdb or anything, but off the top of my head I'd give 9/10 or 10/10 to

-The Shawshank Redemption
-The End of Evangelion
-Oldboy
-Terminator 2
-Back to the Future
-Star Wars / Empire Strikes Back
-Apocalypse Now
-Jacob's Ladder
-Aliens
-Ghost Busters
-Jurassic Park
-Eternal Sunshine
-Die Hard
-Gremlins / Gremlins 2
-The Thing
-American Psycho
-Dr. Strangelove
-Wall E
-The Breakfast Club
-American Beauty
-Hot Fuzz
-The Truman Show
-Highlander
-Mysterious Skin
-Memento
-Pulp Fiction
-The Big Lebowski
-The Matrix
-Fight Club
-American History X


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 9th, 2013 @ 07:47 AM Reply

My 5/5s from Letterboxd. Not sure I still agree with all of these, but whatever.

http://letterboxd.com/absurdditties/films/ratings/by/rating/

The Passion of Joan of Arc
Grizzly Man
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
A Clockwork Orange
Nuts in May
Pan's Labyrinth
Raging Bull
Fitzcarraldo
Into the Abyss
Samsara
Aguirre, The Wrath of God
Girl, Interrupted
Office Space
Re-Animator
The Commitments
Dog Soldiers
The Man Who Would Be King
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Die Hard
The Thing
Withnail & I
Phenomena
Trainspotting
Easy Rider
Taxi Driver
Repo Man
Two-Lane Blacktop
Harakiri
Drive
Escape From New York
The Warriors
King Kong
Blade Runner
Apocalypse Now
Zulu
Army of Darkness
Jaws
Lawrence of Arabia
The Breakfast Club
For A Few Dollars More
Alien
Jurassic Park


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 9th, 2013 @ 08:11 AM Reply

At 8/9/13 07:47 AM, TheMaster wrote:
My 5/5s from Letterboxd. Not sure I still agree with all of these, but whatever.

Samsara intrigued me when I saw the teaser for it, like, a year ago, but I completely forgot about it. Do you still give it a 5/5?

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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 9th, 2013 @ 12:08 PM Reply

At 8/9/13 08:11 AM, Jester wrote: Samsara intrigued me when I saw the teaser for it, like, a year ago, but I completely forgot about it. Do you still give it a 5/5?

Yes. Seen it twice since watching it in the cinema, still holds up.


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 9th, 2013 @ 05:28 PM Reply

I saw The Hunt, recently. It's a masterpiece. I mean holy crap. The acting, the story, the tension, and such are great. So far, it's my favourite film that I've seen, this year.

At 8/9/13 12:08 PM, TheMaster wrote:
At 8/9/13 08:11 AM, Jester wrote: Samsara intrigued me when I saw the teaser for it, like, a year ago, but I completely forgot about it. Do you still give it a 5/5?
Yes. Seen it twice since watching it in the cinema, still holds up.

I also think this film's a masterpiece. It's absolutely stunning.


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 10th, 2013 @ 12:31 AM Reply

At 8/9/13 07:15 AM, Auz wrote: My 10/10 ratings thus far are:

The Dark Knight (2008)
Pulp Fiction (1995)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Oldboy (2003)
Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Loving the Bomb (1964)

I agree with those. I gave Pulp Fiction 8/10, though. Still an amazing movie :)

Black Swan (2010)

You think it's that good? I haven't seen it yet.

The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)

I still have these two in my watchlist. They look great :)

At 8/9/13 07:19 AM, Jackho wrote: Looks like it's listyourfavoritemovies o'clock. I don't keep scores on imdb or anything, but off the top of my head I'd give 9/10 or 10/10 to

-The Shawshank Redemption

I still have to watch this movie.

-Oldboy

Great movie :)

-Terminator 2
-Back to the Future

Those are great movies, but I think I've rated them both 8/10.

-Star Wars / Empire Strikes Back
-Aliens

I thought the first was better. Why did you like this one better?

-Jurassic Park

I don't like Spielberg. Not that his movies are all bad, but his caracters and dialogues are laughable, IMO.

-The Thing
-American Psycho
-Dr. Strangelove
-Wall E

All amazing movies :)

-The Breakfast Club

I have to watch this one.

-The Truman Show
-Memento
-Pulp Fiction
-The Matrix

Amazing ones :)

-Fight Club
-American History X
-The Big Lebowski

These are on my watchlist, even though I watched American History X a while back. I don't remember it properly.

At 8/9/13 07:47 AM, TheMaster wrote: My 5/5s from Letterboxd. Not sure I still agree with all of these, but whatever.
Pan's Labyrinth

I found the little girl to drag this movie down a little. And she seems to have very little sense of self-preservation :P

The Thing

Are there any other good suspense/horror movies like this one? Cause it was amazing! And what did you think of the 2010 self-proclaimed prequel?

Trainspotting
Taxi Driver

I've seen bits of both of these movies, but I still have to re-watch them both properly. Plus, Danny Boyle is one hell of a good director!

Escape From New York
Blade Runner

I need to see these two.

Alien

Hell yeah :)

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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 10th, 2013 @ 09:52 AM Reply

At 8/10/13 12:31 AM, HeavenDuff wrote:
At 8/9/13 07:15 AM, Auz wrote:
Black Swan (2010)
You think it's that good? I haven't seen it yet.

I actually hated Black Swan, I found it slow and predictable. I've never liked Natalie Portman either though.

At 8/9/13 07:19 AM, Jackho wrote: -Aliens
I thought the first was better. Why did you like this one better?

They have such drastically different vibes that they're hard to compare, but I enjoyed the more action oriented approach and Michael Biehn. I found Alien a little boring, perhaps only because the most iconic moments were already burned into my mind before I had the chance to actually see it.

-Fight Club
-American History X
-The Big Lebowski
These are on my watchlist, even though I watched American History X a while back. I don't remember it properly.

You totally need to see these. Although you need to see Shawshank moreso, it has to be at least top 3 for me.


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 10th, 2013 @ 02:41 PM Reply

At 8/10/13 09:52 AM, Jackho wrote: They have such drastically different vibes that they're hard to compare, but I enjoyed the more action oriented approach and Michael Biehn. I found Alien a little boring, perhaps only because the most iconic moments were already burned into my mind before I had the chance to actually see it.

I felt the suspense and atmosphere of the first was great. But the second is also pretty good. Aliens and Terminator 2 are the only movies that makes me hate James "cashgrab" Cameron a little less :P

You totally need to see these. Although you need to see Shawshank moreso, it has to be at least top 3 for me.

I think The Shawshank Redemption is still the movie with the highest rating on IMDb. I will see it eventually!

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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 10th, 2013 @ 05:48 PM Reply

I've just been thinking that this doesn't feel like much of a club, so I propose we start to watch (or rewatch) an arbitrarily chosen film every week and then discuss what we thought of it, favorite scenes, likes and dislikes, and give it a rating.

I think we may as well start with The Shawshank Redemption. It's on netflix (in the UK too) and is on TV all the time. If you're up for this just watch the film if you haven't recently and just discuss the above points I guess.

I know I started with a film that almost everyone ever has seen, but I think it might be best if for the most part we choose lesser known films, so that most of us will be going in fresh.

anyone?

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At 8/10/13 05:48 PM, Jackho wrote: I've just been thinking that this doesn't feel like much of a club, so I propose we start to watch (or rewatch) an arbitrarily chosen film every week and then discuss what we thought of it, favorite scenes, likes and dislikes, and give it a rating.

I think we may as well start with The Shawshank Redemption. It's on netflix (in the UK too) and is on TV all the time. If you're up for this just watch the film if you haven't recently and just discuss the above points I guess.

I know I started with a film that almost everyone ever has seen, but I think it might be best if for the most part we choose lesser known films, so that most of us will be going in fresh.

anyone?

I guess I could watch it again, though it never hugely appealed to me. If we're going for this approach would anyone consider hosting a livestream of a movie so we can watch as a group?

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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 10th, 2013 @ 08:43 PM Reply

Black Swan looks kinda like a ripoff of Perfect Blue.


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 10th, 2013 @ 09:19 PM Reply

At 8/10/13 08:43 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: Black Swan looks kinda like a ripoff of Perfect Blue.

Feels more like Fight Club half assedly blended with Jacob's Ladder. On another note I totally need to rewatch perfect blue.


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At 8/10/13 09:19 PM, Jackho wrote:
At 8/10/13 08:43 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: Black Swan looks kinda like a ripoff of Perfect Blue.
Feels more like Fight Club half assedly blended with Jacob's Ladder. On another note I totally need to rewatch perfect blue.

Satoshi Kon died with a perfect track record. I wish he didn't die so young.


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Response to Cinema Club Aug. 10th, 2013 @ 09:28 PM Reply

I'm still waiting for a Socrates movie with Anthony Hopkins. And the wait is long.


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