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The Official Movie Thread

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

  1. TageRyche

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    I saw 21 Bridges today and I was pretty disappointed in how telegraphed the script was.
     
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    This was a pretty fascinating artefact and shows how, even at the end of his career when New Hollywood directors had taken over the scene, Welles still stayed ahead of the curve (even if it doesn't quite approach the greatness of Welles' other mockumentary F for Fake).

    It definitely helps to know a bit about Welles as this is basically a satire of his own life, his megalomania, his entourage and his well-known reputation for misogyny. John Huston is brilliant as the Welles surrogate character, seemingly still in character from his role in 'Chinatown'. Oja Kodar (Welles' real life girlfriend) spends most of the movie naked as the star of the film-within-the-film, 'The Other Side of the Wind', a vacuous attempt by an aging director to inhabit the arthouse territory of Antonioni or Wenders.

    It doesn't feel like Welles pulls any punches in his self-critique. Even the well-known feud between Welles and critic Pauline Kael is woven into the story, in a way that's not unflattering to the Kael character. It's pretty ballsy film-making.
     
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    MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :kickass:
     
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    This actually looks reasonable for a sequel to a sequel to whatever the hell that last GB movie was. Most if not all the originals are back in one form or another from what I read.

     
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    Oh fuck, nostalgia hit when they were tearing ass through the field in the Ecto-1. I can tell this movie is going to be successful as shit, and looks aesthetically like it's going to ride in on that Stranger Things wave.
     
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    I'm really looking forward to this.

    The next movie I'll be watching will (probably) be this one:



    I saw the trailer yesterday before watching (the dubbed German version of) this - quite enjoyable - French movie at my favourite cinema:

     
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    My wife has been on a horror kick lately so we've been working our way through the recent offerings on Netflix (not exactly my preferred medium but w/e). Mostly crap, but a few worth watching. Here are my one-line reviews:

    1922 - Tired and generic ghost story based on a Stephen King novella that was pretty much an Edgar Allan Poe knock-off to begin with.

    The Perfection - Quite an original and twisty genre mash-up, incorporating elements of sadistic/revenge horror, contagion horror and Hitchcockian mystery. But the directing is incompetent and everything is over-explained.

    Cargo - Zombie apocalypse involving Martin Freeman in the Aussie outback. Walkabout meets The Road meets Dawn of the Dead. It's ok.

    Gerald's Game - The action largely takes place inside the mind of a woman handcuffed to a bed so this Stephen King novel doesn't translate well to film.

    Apostle - Stylish folk-horror let down by plot holes and an over-reliance on torture porn scenes. Worth a watch though.

    The Invitation - A group of friends gather for a reunion after two of them return from a year in the hands of a self-help cult. Not very good.

    Backcountry - Hikers in the woods. Is it a survival story or Deliverance style hixsploitation? I won't give it away, but you probably won't want to watch it anyway.

    Under the Shadow - This was by far the best. I posted about this already - a clever Iranian supernatural horror that makes the most of its post-revolution civil war setting.

    Calibre - A pair of city lads go hunting in the Scottish highlands and fall foul of the locals. Decent.
     
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    Disagree, there weren't enough torture porn scenes.
     
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    Gotta agree with both 1922 and Gerald's Game. Neither where much more than time wasters
     
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    This is a great film.
     
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    It just felt incongruous with the rest of the film.
     
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    I'm only joking. Honestly it was an okay film, but like you imply here, it's like it didn't quite know what it wanted to be. I've had Under the Shadow on my wishlist for a bit now, might have to check it out soon.
     
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    here's what happened
    someone wrote a script for a 3rd ghostbusters movie
    that movie got stuck in "development hell"
    the script got completely thrown away when Harold Ramis died
    they decided to do a re-boot with super-young perfectly healthy actors
    the re-boot turned into an all female cast thing
    this new movie is a sequel to the 2nd movie where ramis's character is dead
     
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    Are you guys able to enjoy bonus features with director/special person commentary over the original audio?

    Found apocalypse now special edition on blu Ray and man just so annoying to watch hearts of darkness with original audio, Francis and the director all talking over it :lol:
     
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    i can like it if i'm in the right mood, needs to be someone with charisma and/or a lot of interesting stuff to say though. i even quite liked that vid of fenriz doing commentary on UAFM lol
     
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    The audio commentary for Cannibal! The Musical is a work of art.
     
  20. Oblivious Maximus

    Oblivious Maximus I am the worm

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