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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-07 10:10:44 Reply

I watched John Dies at the End last night, which was very different and entertaining. I heard a lot of complaints from fans of the book, but I never read it.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-07 10:36:24 Reply

At 9/7/13 02:58 AM, Natick wrote:
At 9/6/13 09:15 PM, Jester wrote: Saw a trailer for Blackfish today that called it a psychological thriller and here I was thinking it was just about a whale.
it's technically a documentary about orca captivity

apparently it was so intense that pixar went and rewrote the ending of the finding nemo sequel after they saw it

last film i'm anticipating this year along with gravity

It's really good. It's not amazing because it's pretty conventional in the way it tells the story, but the subject matter is powerful enough that it doesn't really matter.

Could have been documentary of the year if not for The Act of Killing.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-07 11:21:32 Reply

At 9/7/13 10:36 AM, TheMaster wrote: It's really good. It's not amazing because it's pretty conventional in the way it tells the story, but the subject matter is powerful enough that it doesn't really matter.

Could have been documentary of the year if not for The Act of Killing.

oh god, i forgot about that one

probably already getting my film of the year just for the premise


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-07 22:10:53 Reply

Not gonna be going to TIFF this year, but I am going to see Riddick in IMAX tomorrow... so that's something. I haven't actually seen a feature film in IMAX before.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-07 22:33:07 Reply

At 9/7/13 10:10 PM, Makeshift wrote: Not gonna be going to TIFF this year, but I am going to see Riddick in IMAX tomorrow... so that's something. I haven't actually seen a feature film in IMAX before.

I saw Riddick earlier today. It's not bad, but it's definitely a guy movie. Don't expect to take anything away from it.

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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-08 16:19:07 Reply

Went to an all-nighter last night/this morning. The Man With Two Brains, Re-Animator, Memento, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Ghostbusters.

Man With Two Brains was a really pleasant surprise. Went in totally blind, only choosing it because the other option was The Fly which I've seen recently. Very funny.

The only one I didn't really get into was Eternal Sunshine. It was good, but nothing special.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-08 16:31:28 Reply

At 9/8/13 04:19 PM, TheMaster wrote: The only one I didn't really get into was Eternal Sunshine. It was good, but nothing special.

That's a shame, it's one of my favorites. I think I have a soft spot for unique/original romance stories when every film ever made has a shitty, half assed romance subplot thrown in.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-09 01:55:56 Reply

Just got my ticket to see The Wind Rises at the New York Film Festival in a couple weeks. I can't wait, especially now that it's apparently Miyazaki's final film.

At 9/1/13 05:21 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: I saw the World's End last night. It was hilarious, but the ending was shit.

I dunno, I was iffy about it the first time I watched it, but I saw it yesterday for the second time (as all the Cornetto movies require, I think) and it made a lot more sense to me. Besides, the name of each bar refers to the things that happen there. What else was supposed to happen at The World's End?

Overall, though, I just found myself really impressed with the movie the second time around, not necessarily just by the quality of the jokes (pound for pound Hot Fuzz is still probably the most laugh-out-loud funny of the trilogy), but actually as a movie. Wright's directing, Wright and Pegg's writing, and especially Pegg and Frost's acting have come such a long way and have become so much more nuanced and sophisticated since Spaced, it's incredible. I can't wait to see what they do next together.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-09 12:47:05 Reply

I saw Ain't Them Bodies Saints today.

It's pretty good. It's all very predictable, but I think that's the point. You know there's no way this ends well from the very start.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-10 17:32:08 Reply

I saw Amazing Spiderman and it's pretty good. I found Peter to be more accurate in this than Sam's trilogy, to be honest. The only thing I didn't like is the final battle, and how he gets shot. That was just lazy writing.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-11 23:24:34 Reply

I've been planning on what Halloween friendly movies I'm gonna watch this October. All movies I haven't seen before, as I did last year, but I'm not gonna try to do a movie every night. So far, this is the list.

C.H.U.D
Feast 2
Feast 3
Maniac Cop
Maniac Cop 2
Maniac Cop 3
Begotten
Class of Nukem High
Bride of Reanimator
From Beyond
Tokyo Zombie
Wild Zero
Evil Dead Trap
Zombies of Mass Destruction
Murder Party
the Deadly Spawn
Nosferatu
Dagon
Cronos
Frankenhooker
Basket Case
Brain Damage
the Prowler
the new Evil Dead
Silent Hill: Revelation

I'm probably not actually gonna see every movie listed, though. Are there any I should skip?

I've also been meaning to order Hellsing Ultimate 5-8, but I dunno if that'll wait for October.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-12 16:48:44 Reply

I forgot to come back here and say I thought Riddick was insanely stupid. Just.. crap.

I watched Blackfish a few hours ago and the material is really engaging, but I thought the writers and editor on it did a poor job. It didn't feel like it was put together all that well and I don't want to credit that director for making a good documentary because I think the subject makes the doc itself... I guess that's what I'm trying to say.

Now I have The Place Beyond the Pines, Hunger, and Shame lined up to watch. I've been spending a lot of free time watching It's Always Sunny so I don't know when I'll get to them. Before 12 Years a Slave anyway.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-12 17:09:50 Reply

At 9/12/13 04:48 PM, Makeshift wrote: I watched Blackfish a few hours ago and the material is really engaging, but I thought the writers and editor on it did a poor job. It didn't feel like it was put together all that well and I don't want to credit that director for making a good documentary because I think the subject makes the doc itself... I guess that's what I'm trying to say.

I wouldn't say they did a POOR job, but it is a very mundane way to present information that is anything but. It's a good film that could have been a masterpiece in the hands of a better film maker, but I still enjoyed it.

Now I have The Place Beyond the Pines, Hunger, and Shame lined up to watch. I've been spending a lot of free time watching It's Always Sunny so I don't know when I'll get to them. Before 12 Years a Slave anyway.

Place Beyond the Pines is on my "to watch" list too, but it's pretty far down. Got a pile of blu-rays to power through before I can start thinking about catching up on the stuff I missed at the cinema this year.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-12 19:29:15 Reply

At 9/12/13 04:48 PM, Makeshift wrote: Now I have The Place Beyond the Pines, Hunger, and Shame lined up to watch. I've been spending a lot of free time watching It's Always Sunny so I don't know when I'll get to them. Before 12 Years a Slave anyway.

hunger and shame are great choices even though i'm scared to see the latter. 12 years a slave will be the last slavery film i'll see for a while only because of steve mcqueen and michael fassbender


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-12 19:30:53 Reply

btw, has anyone seen the hunt yet and if so, would you recommend?


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-12 22:10:21 Reply

At 9/12/13 07:30 PM, Natick wrote: btw, has anyone seen the hunt yet and if so, would you recommend?

It's an excellent film, but it might be hard to watch.

At 9/1/13 06:48 PM, EclecticEnnui wrote: The Toronto International Film Festival is coming up. I'm gonna see a documentary called Visitors and, I kid you not, there's gonna be a live orchestra. My brother's also gonna see the new Miyazaki film The Wind Rises.

My brother enjoyed The Wind Rises. I found Visitors to be quite interesting, even though a lot of it has people looking at the camera. The orchestra did a great job. I also got to see Steven Soderbergh, along with the film's composer and director.

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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-13 09:55:49 Reply

At 9/12/13 07:30 PM, Natick wrote: btw, has anyone seen the hunt yet and if so, would you recommend?

You mean that Danish film? Yeah, I saw it last year.

I thought it was very good. It's a bit depressing though.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-13 22:10:19 Reply

Tomorrow I'm gonna go theater hop while waiting for the weekend to pass by so GTA V can finally be out. Elysium, Insidious 2, The Family, and We're the Millers all for the price of one if we can time it right. Bunch of crap - average rated movies with Elysium getting some pretty decent reviews, but I really have nothing better to do.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-14 23:36:22 Reply

Elysium started off great and slowly got worse and worse. Jodie Foster is atrocious in it, like, holy crap.

We're the Millers was a typical comedy, predictable in every way and only funny two or three times.

The Place Beyond the Pines is fucking awesome. I love it. Best movie from this year so far.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-15 00:05:34 Reply

I've haven't been active in this club for awhile. I feel like I should get back into it.

Men In Black 3

**CONTAINS SPOILERS**

I've been waiting years for this movie! I must say this movie really did make up for that atrocity Barry Sonnnenfield called Men In Black II. First off Danny Elfman a.k.a. the God of Film Scores did a beautiful job with this movie like usual. The soundtrack reminded me of Batman (1989). A very slow beginning until Boris escaped and then I was hooked. The character of Boris is very interesting. He's the last of his race, he has one arm, he has a spider in his hand, and his "eyes" looked cool. Time Travel is sweet and Men In Black is sweet. Men In Black + Time Travel = Sweet! I'll jump ahead a little bit and say I found the whole Andy Warhol is an agent gag hilarious. Having Bill Hader act all depressed was just very funny. The character of Griffin was a nice and quirky character I just enjoyed seeing in the movie. His ability to see every possible outcome of the future was really cool and was tied into the plot very well. The fight scene near Apollo 11 was cool but really on because it took place in 1969 with two guys from 2012 and it was near Apollo 11. Now it's time to talk about the end. The end of this movie was GOD DAMN BEAUTIFUL... J finding out his father was a Colonel who let K save the world by setting up the ArcNet and was raised by K was so satisfying to know. The only bad thing was this ending was such a good idea and so well executed and yet they are making a 4th film. That 4th film better be damn good.

**THE VERDICT**
9.5/10


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-15 20:30:01 Reply

Just watched The Place Beyond the Pines. So good. It could have been cut by at least half an hour (the second act especially drags) and it does have an oscar-baitey super serious artsy drama vibe but it's still easily my favorite film of the year.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-16 00:02:55 Reply

just bought and saw apocalypse now redux and will watch hearts of darkness some time soon


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-16 12:30:40 Reply

Saw Jagten aka The Hunt. Great film but very slow and depressing. There didn't seem to be any soundtrack at all until the very end.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-16 14:26:55 Reply

At 9/15/13 08:30 PM, Jackho wrote: Just watched The Place Beyond the Pines.

I keep thinking about it. The first act of that movie is so fucking good. It might be one of my all-time favourites now.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-16 14:40:32 Reply

At 9/16/13 02:26 PM, Makeshift wrote:
At 9/15/13 08:30 PM, Jackho wrote: Just watched The Place Beyond the Pines.
I keep thinking about it. The first act of that movie is so fucking good. It might be one of my all-time favourites now.

The end of the first act is such a surprising moment. The third act is pretty great as well.

The only flaw in that film is how long Avery's segment is. But maybe we needed the extra time to adjust so we wouldn't still think of him as the bad guy after the shooting, I dunno. It's not really a ground breaking film but it's easily on the same level as something like Shawshank Redemption. Definitely a new favourite.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-21 02:22:11 Reply

I saw Prisoners. It's easily one of the best films I've seen so far this year. The performances are top notch, especially from Hugh Jackman and Paul Dano. It's thrilling, believable, mostly unpredictable, and very good at being atmospheric. It's just very well-made. There might be people who won't particularly like how it ends, but it worked for me.

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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-21 13:52:46 Reply

Got another all-nighter lined up at my local cinema. I'm thinking The Wicker Man, Starship Troopers, Kill List, Night of the Living Dead and The Breakfast Club.

Full line up is:
~10PM: Batman 89/The Wicker Man/The Room
~00:30AM: Anchorman/Spring Breakers/Starship Troopers
~3AM: The Big Lebowski/Kill List/Mallrats
~5AM: Pee Wee's Big Adventure/The Monster Squad/Night of the Living Dead
~7:30AM: Groundhog Day/Bubba Ho-Tep/The Breakfast Club


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-22 04:37:50 Reply

I just watched the Guillotines. Fuck this movie. The trailer promised ass kicking action. You only get two fight scenes and they're both at the beginning. And the rest of the movie is just everyone getting murdered and being all sad and tragic and shit. Just a long, slow tragedy with no payoff. Fuck whoever put together the trailer I saw, the fucking liars. I can't believe this shit was directed by the director and producer of a great movie like Infernal Affairs.

Also, I'm pretty sure they ripped off a tiny bit of composer Noriyuki Asakura's (one of my favorite artists ever) work from the score for Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven. That was just weird.

Someone on IMDb posted a stupid ass review for it titled "worth watching average action movie for action fans". It wasn't an action movie, dipshit. He says "Who watched and rated this movie? A bunch of Woody Allen fans?" Uh, no, I'm guessing it was mostly action fans who were lied to by a deceptive trailer like me. "typical action kung fu movie". Is this guy high? It's a sappy tragic drama. Now, I love plenty of good dramas, including very tragic ones, but this wasn't a good one and trying to sell it as a martial arts action epic just makes it more disappointing.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-22 19:24:18 Reply

Next weekend is going to be a fun one. Don Jon and Rush come out on Friday and I'll go see Prisoners while I'm there as well.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-09-25 20:27:36 Reply

I watched This is the End.

It has some funny moments and I kinda like the idea of all these comedy actors coming together and playing as themselves. However, I don't think it lives up to the (mostly) favourable reviews I read. I know the film doesn't take itself too seriously, but even when having that in mind, it still felt a little too goofy and stupid to me.

It's not much more than a mediocre comedy flick in my opinion and that's a shame because with a cast like this it could've been the comedy equivalent of The Expendables.


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