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The Official Movie Thread

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Manic Ferocity, May 4, 2007.

  1. Oblivious Maximus

    Oblivious Maximus I am the worm

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    Fidelity (Andrzej Zulawski, 2000) - Zulawski's penultimate film and for a while it was looking like it was going to be his last until Cosmos (2015) came along. Even if it had been his last film though it still would have been a monumental exit. A lot of reviews have referred to it as Zulawski's most "normal" or "restrained" film and sure, by Zulawski standards it probably seems almost sedate when compared to something like On the Silver Glove (1977/88) or Szamanka (1996) but at the same time, can anyone else name a romantic drama that also finds time for black market organ trafficking, underground fight clubs and the occasional ghost? Make no mistake, this is Zulawski through and through with plenty of loony side characters and the occasional violent freak out.

    Not to sound like a broken record as this is probably the millionth time I've called a film "exhausting" on here, let alone a Zulawski film, but there's really no other way to put it with a film like this. Not because of the films nearly 3 hour running time which flies by, but the material is so heavy and the performances so next level (Sophie Marceau, in her last role for Zulawski is at her absolute best here) that it leaves anyone that Zulawski manages to speak to with the film utterly drained.

    Composer Andrzej Korzynski also delivers one of his finest scores for Zulawski. Try not to turn into a quivering mess when the achingly gorgeous main theme plays over the closing credits:

     
  2. TageRyche

    TageRyche Active Member

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    I saw three movies over the weekend.

    X-Men Apocalypse
    Jane Got A Gun
    Secret In Their Eyes
     
  3. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    watched Everest lastnight, not bad. Shit load of people in it
     
  4. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    The Iceman was cool. Michael Shannon was damn good.
     
  5. Oblivious Maximus

    Oblivious Maximus I am the worm

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    Short visual essay on Takashi Miike by Miike biographer Tom Mes, author of Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike. Mes on Miike is always pretty essential so naturally its well worth watching for fans. Even goes into a bit of detail on Miike's early 90's stuff and talks about some of the changes in the Japanese film industry and how Miike has adapted:

     
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    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    I've seen like a dozen Miike films so I'll definitely watch that, though not right now.
     
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    Psychonaut God Of Emptiness

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    Yeah I want to see that too. Viewed a lot of his films.

    Saw the newest Captain America. Quite good. Marvel certainly has their ducks in a row.
     
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  8. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    Horrible Bosses 1 and 2. Good enough to waste a little time
    I liked the second one more
     
  9. Oblivious Maximus

    Oblivious Maximus I am the worm

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    his quote is amazing haha
     
  11. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    13 Hours. Awesome movie, frustrating how it went down.
     
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    I saw Zootopia the other night. I was rather shocked to find that I enjoyed it for the most part. The central message/theme behind the movie was hammered home a bit too much for my liking but I dug the story otherwise.

    Funny thing how the two main characters in the movie are incredibly similar to the two leads in a mystery series that I read.
     
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    First time seeing 2 Guns since it came out.

    "I hope you guys like the taste of balls,” “'cuz I'm gonna chop yours off, and stuff his balls into your mouth and your balls into his" :lol:
     
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    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    I was talking about Coen brothers movies at a family dinner recently and referred to my favourite of theirs, "No Country for Old Wainds". People looked at me weird.
     
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    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    Bourne Identity, getting ready for the new one
     
  16. Addo_Of_Nex

    Addo_Of_Nex Fuck of Death

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    Watching Brief Encounter yet again. I consider this, In the Mood for Love, and Minnie and Moskowitz to be the three perfect love stories of all time, especially given how equally hopeless they are.

    By the way Flick, your new Criticker ratings are all kinds of fucked up.
     
  17. Funerary_Doom

    Funerary_Doom My head is bloody, but unbowed.

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    I saw Gravity earlier this week (or was it this weekend? I can't remember) but it was such an amazing film. So intense from start to finish!! My only complaint is once you see that movie once the intensity would go away because you already know how the scenario plays out.
     
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    and now Bourne Ultimatum
     
  20. SentinelSlain

    SentinelSlain Suck my joined date.

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    Have you seen the 1988 TV movie? it's pretty good stuff.
     
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