Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
Trance. Good film, very interesting. Flat characters but a horrifying twist.
It's Stanley Kubrick. This film, from a technical standpoint, was sublime. Absolutely gorgeous photography.
Yeah, I hate those sudden jump scares -- i was looking for a word for them, they are so overused by people to frighten the audience.
Yeah, but Sk did not seem to develop the kid at all. All he does is summon the cook who dies immediately on enterign the hotel. That's it.
Jack gives everything away in the start with his expressions and words. All the movie is about eventually is the : guy going around with an axe, some dead bodies coming to life that's it. Too trite.
If a ghost could have opened a pantry door for him, surely it could have helped him get out of that maze or stopped the ice-truck.
The film ends suddenly with the couple escaping -- i expected the evil powers to give some fight. But mostly the kid's character and powers are just not developed other than that inside voice talking which was just silly.
The other day I saw another classic, Vertigo, and was quite let down. It ended so conveniently -- all of a sudden the girl just falls down and dies and that's it.
I guess you guys understand movies and analyze them from a more technical standpoint. I look more at the story and am usually sickened by too much violence or sex. e.g. i was seeing Django Unchained recently and rather liked it, but the end seemed to have these guys going around shooting rather indiscriminately like kids with toy pistols.
^ I agree about its narrative; pacing was off and it definitely isn't one of Kubrick's better films (Eyes Wide Shut, 2001, Paths of Glory, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, Lolita and Dr. Strangelove are much better). But it's so well-made, from a technical standpoint.
Have you heard about the loony conspiracy theories about the film?
Just watched K/PAX with Kevin Sacey and Jeff Brdges, very good film.
Zero Dark Thirty.......awesome especially the last 30 to 40min.
Evil Dead.......again great.....yes 2nd time it's remade but still silly gory fun.
Flight........not a big fan of DW but solid flick
"Dreamgirls" meets "M*A*S*H" meets "Croccodile Dundee." Four aborigine women form a soulful singing group and head for Vietnam to entertain the troops, circa 1968. Entanglements ensue. An entertaining date film, with a message about racism.
Which one is supposed to be the BEST movie of this summer 2013 ? A lot more Sci fi movies this summer than in the past.
This Tom Cruise movie, Oblivion being released earlier than I thought for summer. Wonder why ?
"Side Effects" was good. Soderberg is such an artist.
Man of Steel has potential. Synder seems to be going down the naturalistic, Terrence Malickish road as opposed to the gloom Chris Nolan has been forking out.
What theories about The SHining ? I did glance through the wikipedia entry--- ohoho -- just checked google. Faked moon landings ! Wow !
Yeah, actually Room 237 represents Europa. Remember 2001 where mankind is told not to go to Europa. The young kid represents mankind keen on exploring.
The new G.I. Joe film is one of the most unmitigated pile of crap film I've ever seen. Do not see it.
Which of the following cinematic works of art did you prefer:
Booty Call or Pooty Tang? Vote and explain.
His The Girlfriend Experience was memorable
Chasing Mavericks... meh...
Quite a few "dollywood" inconsistencies, but I managed to recognize at least 20 out of 30 landscape scenes. Drove that part of CoastHighway easy 300 times.
Well, yeah, The Shining was apparently made for Kubrick to tell the public that he was involved in the fake moon landing and filmed the footage of Armstrong during production of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The most hilarious thing about it is how people dissect the most insignificant of moments in the film and connect it with the most significant themes.
Apparently the film is about the massacre of Native Americans too. Do some searching on YouTube if you want a laugh.
Eastern Promises Naomi Watts-Russian Mafia flick
Pretty engrossing film, lots of blood, knives.
If youre into dark themes this is it. 9 out of 10.
The Separation (Iranian movie). Wonderful.
OMG that scene in the bathhouse were Viggo defends himself with just the towel he was wearing and his wits. Lets just say it was just as good watching it in slow motion.:shock:
This is a great movie. Pair it with "A History of Violence" and you've got a great Viggo M double feature.
"War Horse" but only for about 45 minutes. It was too stupid (even for a Friday night when I was fairly brain dead) to tolerate.
I loved Side Effects
Here's a list of 50 movies to see before you die.
I got the link from wiki:
Yeah, Mulholland Drive was one of the dumbest films ever. Watch that one last as you're likely to off yourself before the end of it...
Mulholland Drive with Naomi Watts? loved it.
Senti, that list blows
I understand it got rave reviews when it was released and many people enjoyed it. My wife and I watched it and turned it off maybe 1 1/2 hours into it wondering if we could get the last hour of our lives back.
I'm not one for reviews, but a quick search on Wiki gave this description from a reviewer:
...the film jumps off the solid ground of relative narrative coherence into Lynchian fantasyland ... for the final 45 minutes, Lynch is in mind-twisting mode that presents a form of alternate reality with no apparent meaning or logical connection to what came before.Ironically, that reviewer liked the film...
I'd love to hear some of your top 10 or 20 off the top of your head.
Oh by the way, I've been studying another list of TOP 1000 for the last few days.
Ebert dies at 70
LOL now it's my turn to be panned..........(lately been watching a lot of South Korean movies)...so here goes my partial list on top of my head:
High and Low
Kill Bill 1
Silence of the Lambs
There it goes so far.......I also love that movie The Namesake by Nair......way lot of relevance to immigrant families.
Went to go see the Clint Mansell experience in NYC last night and Darren Aronofsky came to introduce
Siskel died a long time ago
Watched some oldies during the past month again. Among them Donnie Brasco, Gran Torino, Scarface, Raging Bull and about Schmidt.
Seriously I just love almost every film with Al Pacino, Robert de Niro, Jack Nickolson, Clint Eastwood.
Definately my favorite four actors.
That's a solid list. I have some Korean movies with me but they seem to be last on my list to watch since they possibly involve "action" and I am a bit tired of those "action-y" flicks.
Is "The Yellow Sea" one of them, if so how was it ? Have you seen Memories of Murder, another Korean one in my bunch.
I've got Kill Bill 1 and 2 (in fact all of QT;s movies) but i really think twice before watching a QT pic due to the brutality I've been seeing some great foreign movies, Iranian ones and will possibly watch Amour and A Prophet next.
Really hard to come up with the best 20, but I'll give it a go. Please don't ask me to rank amongst them, that would be madness and we have enough of it already in the Pro Player Forums
_ 2001, A Space Odyssey
_ The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
_ Long Day's Journey Into Night
_ To Kill a Mockingbird
_ The African Queen
_ The Home and The World (Ghare Baire)
_ Ben Hur, A Tale of the Christ
_ The Station Agent
_ The Godfather
_ The Last of the Mohicans
_ My Cousin Vinny
_ Jurassic Park
_ The Hours
Satyajit Ray, wow, man.
However, i was a bit puzzled at Contact.
The brutality with QT is humorous. Yellow Sea is the one with the North Korean cab driver? Saw that one and loved it but I enjoyed Old Boy ( not quite the other two in the trilogy) and The Man from Nowhere. I guess I tend towards the brutal parts of it. Other Korean films I liked are Tae Guk Gi, Mother, The Chaser, I Saw the Devil etc
Any Indian movies you recommend?
I've just begun seeing flicks, and no i am not into Bollywood at all. Life is too short. You could see Life of Pi, though. I am sure the other folks here will give you suggestions.
The Meaning of Life
Nothing like a little Monty Python on TV Friday night after a long work week. Holds up very well, still a riot after all these years, albeit a chaotic one. "Just ONE little wafer......"
I remember watching a film called A Wednesday.........loved that one.
Did you check out this link. I posted it on the Random jokes thread.
Dawn of the Dead
Evil Dead, that has to be the bloodiest movie I have ever seen.
Olympus Has Fallen
If you liked "Independence Day" you'll like this one. Same deal, only with Koreans taking the role previously played by aliens. Lousy TV-grade production values, as predictable as the sunset.
I saw The Day After Tomorrow (not really by choice).
Wow what a terrible film.
Just watched prometheus and the Bourne Legacy or whatever it was.
Prometheus....what a let down. Boring story, boring characters, generic plot etc. I cant believe Ridley Scott made this POS.
The Bourne Legacy (the new one). Stupid film that desperatly tries to carry on a franchise without the principle character. Instead they center the story around a midget (Jeremy Renner) actor who has no depth in acting or character. Then they turn the plot from spy to sci fi. In the end its like a bad super hero film where the main character looks like he was recruited from the Umpa Lumepas in Willie Wonkas Chocolate Factory.
Red Dawn (new version): Horrible, 0/10 stars
The Collection: Super horrible, negative 100,000/10 stars
Wreck it Ralph: Not bad...well made and had some funny parts, 6.89/10 stars
Wh ore's Glory,- a documentary about underground prostitution in areas including Taiwan, Bangladesh, & Mexico. It was directed by some German. It was wierd because the scenes were pointless and stupid (ex: dogs mating, pointless conversations between other prostitutes, their pimps, & customers). There were only a few touching moments like a child sleeping on the floor in a brothel.. It made me tear up a little..
LOL, I;ve suddenly been seeing "POS" on this forum and wondered what it was (used to be Point of Sale in my time). I just googled and got it
Did you get suresh too?
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