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28-04-2014, 12:54 AM #2341
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Just saw Jobs.
Not a perfect film, by any stretch, and considering all the anti-Apple fanbois and Ashton Kutcher detractors surely has built-in hatebase.
But I'm one of those individuals who has always felt a deep-down feeling at the core of my soul, a belief that that idea of a human life contains more than pre-fabricated patterns that are forced upon us as we form from children into adulthood. And in that way this movie was inspiring for me. I still hold out hope that someday I might grasp some of what made Steve Jobs a special guy.
Kutcher didn't bother me in the least. By the 20 minute mark I had forgotten it was him.
The film makers could have done a better job of wrapping up some of the early plotlines that show Jobs as an arrogant, psychotically self-centered asshole, and by films end his deification is complete.
But it still spoke to me, and was well worth the time.
28-04-2014, 09:18 AM #2342
I just saw "Seeking a friend for the end of the world".
It was a drama/comedy or dramedy as language rapists would call it.
It was truly that - funny and then sad. I felt conflicted, but in a good way!
28-04-2014, 10:32 AM #2343
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28-04-2014, 09:15 PM #2344
01-05-2014, 02:59 PM #2345
Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me - I think this is the first David Lynch film I got the first time watching it, there are still some images and scenes that are a bit I have no idea what is going on but most of it I got because it pretty much contained all the stuff that Twin Peaks was saying. Can't really go in detail without spoiling the TV show but this is a tragic tale and quite a disturbing movie because it details the killer and their relationship with Laura Palmer which is fecking disturbing! In fact I think its the only Lynch film where the earthly stuff is a lot more disturbing then the Dream like stuff. Though the dream like stuff is still great. I thought it was a pretty good film, doesn't really add anything to Twin Peaks but it does detail some of the more darker parts in that show which I think is a good thing because they were the more interesting parts to me. Also it answers some questions from the series finale that I kind of guessed already but good to actually get it qualified.
04-05-2014, 03:36 AM #2346
Well, Martyrs is a piece of shit. Can't even praise the gore, because a million movies every year achieve that with no budget.
It bored me so much I might have achieved transcendence before that chick.
04-05-2014, 04:46 AM #2347
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That guy who plays Superman in Man of Steel is pretty good looking.
Normally I'm not ghey for guys, but I found myself distracted by him quite a bit.
04-05-2014, 07:29 AM #2348
I'm not the biggest fan of new French horror, though. I like one or two of the other directors, but not for their splatter films - I loved Xavier Gens' The Divide, but I never saw Frontieres (nor do I have any plans to) and I adored Bustillo & Maury's Livide, but I'll probably never watch Inside.
04-05-2014, 08:17 AM #2349
Inside is actually pretty good, but then I'm a sucker for home invasion movies. Martyrs is a great date movie.
I haven't really been watching a whole lot lately; I blame Dark Souls. I saw Joe, thought it was all right, Mud without the cinematography and Nic Cage to pick up the slack. The only other movie I've seen lately was Elite Squad, which was dark and joyless and has totally put me off watching the second one (or the new Robocop.)
04-05-2014, 09:41 AM #2350
Cockneys vs Zombies bored the hell out of me. It wasn't funny, it wasn't exciting, it wasn't scary and the action and special effects was nothing to write home about. The story wasn't interesting either. The acting wasn't bad, I suppose, but it wasn't good enough to make a difference. Why do people like this movie?
04-05-2014, 09:58 AM #2351
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But then I enjoyed the Tall Men too, so what do I know
On the other hand serbian movie becomes pretty ok once you start reading it as a semi parodic movie, it's violence is so over the top that it can become quite amusing
04-05-2014, 01:34 PM #2352
Saw a couple of French animations a few days ago and I'm glad I did.
Ernest and Celestine is incredibly sugary but not excessively. Kinda reminds me of some of Studio Ghibli's works but with more creative uses for watercolour. It's a fun movie to have some kids around with to watch and it never felt like it's childish like you'd normally see in Saturday morning cartoons but rather actually showing a bit of reality that younger audiences could soak up and learn somethinh from it. Charming, sweet and heart-warming. I feel that the movie can be a bit longer because an hour and half barely does any justice to this movie.
Also, The Illusionist. I watched the movie, thinking it could be one of the funniest, most endearing piece of animation I'll ever watch. The funny stuff didn't really hit the mark (although, still quite hilarious at times) and it's definitely endearing. But I never expected the movie to leave me feeling quite depressed at the end. I can hardly find a movie to make me feel this way and this is one of them. The pacing of this movie, rather thab demanding you to catch up, it just wants you to pay attention to it, letting soak it in with how much the movie emphasises body language over dialogue. It takes a bit of adjusting to this because like I said, almost no dialogue in this movie so, it relies more on body language for every scene here. Beautifully animated and Edinburgh is quite a sight.
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04-05-2014, 07:52 PM #2356
Yeah the filmakers saying that is obviously wrong but I don't know whether they are saying that because thats what they think or they are saying that to obscure what the real message of the film is. Because the real message of the film I though pretty instantly was porn addiction and how it can sometimes grow into more and more extreme stuff.
05-05-2014, 01:11 PM #2357
Finally got round to seeing the latest Coen bros film Inside Llewyn Davis. Just like with A Serious Man I put off watching it for ages since I did not think I would like it; I didn't like the look of the actor playing the main character.
It had far more going for it than I expected. The Coens seem to have a talent for taking mundane and sometimes utterly pointless narratives and somehow imbuing it cinematic appeal. The amount of behind-the-scenes technical craft and hard work they pour into their films really shows in every shot. Seeing John Goodman in a minor role was a very nice surprise, I had thought he was out of the business. Justin Timberlake was surprisingly decent and worked as a good contrast to the protagonist.
An oddly interesting film with an ending that made me smile.
06-05-2014, 04:13 AM #2358
Watched the second half of Now You See Me, and could not suspend my disbelief for one single moment, making the film almost an utter failure, especially when the whole thing is supposed to be like a magic trick. The only good bit in the film is magician vs cop fist fight. That was pretty entertaining. But 3 minutes out of 90..
06-05-2014, 10:39 AM #2359
Watched Thor 2 - Dark World. There wasn't anything wrong with it, but it totally didn't grab me. There seemed to be not enough Thor (i think the actor is perfect for the role), and not enough Dark Elves, and not enough Antony Hopkins or Nathalie Portman, and there still is no point to all of thor's friends. So it was a long movie with not enough anything, and a bunch of stuff happened. I hope winter soldier is better.
06-05-2014, 11:19 AM #2360
Re-watched Johnny Mnemonic last night. How can you not love a film that features a cybernetically enhanced dolphin called Jones?"Men shall never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." - Diderot