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post #7396 of 9757

Watched The Graduate and Withnail & I today. Both have their funny scenes and are good for a laugh here and there.

post #7397 of 9757
Magnolia. Was great until the ending.
post #7398 of 9757
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Magnolia. Was great until the ending.

weird as shit right?

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watched full metal jacket. all in all i liked it a lot.

i didnt understand why the homicide/suicide at the end of the boot camp scene was at all necessary. also, i thought the movie was supposed to be somewhat true to life representing the army and the war, ant i cant imagine that is a likely scenario. outside of that i thought the boot camp potion was amazing.

i liked the second half as well, it was what expecting the whole movie to be more like. the only part i was unsure on was the ending scene. was he trying to show how through the war one loses their sense of morality and proved that by their killing of the girl? because i cant figure out why there was any hesitation there before shooting her.
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Magnolia. Was great until the ending.

weird as shit right?

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watched full metal jacket. all in all i liked it a lot.

i didnt understand why the homicide/suicide at the end of the boot camp scene was at all necessary. also, i thought the movie was supposed to be somewhat true to life representing the army and the war, ant i cant imagine that is a likely scenario. outside of that i thought the boot camp potion was amazing.

i liked the second half as well, it was what expecting the whole movie to be more like. the only part i was unsure on was the ending scene. was he trying to show how through the war one loses their sense of morality and proved that by their killing of the girl? because i cant figure out why there was any hesitation there before shooting her.

She was dead anyway, they hesitated over finishing her off quickly, or leaving her to rot. In fact they, at a price, held onto some sense of morality by finishing her off. It also juxtaposes with the scene where the helicopter gunner kills unarmed civilians and Joker asks him how he can kill women and children.
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She was dead anyway, they hesitated over finishing her off quickly, or leaving her to rot. In fact they, at a price, held onto some sense of morality by finishing her off. It also juxtaposes with the scene where the helicopter gunner kills unarmed civilians and Joker asks him how he can kill women and children.

i think that was kind of the idea, but they way they presented the hesitation made it seem like it was more of a "how can i shoot this little girl" type moment. when i think it was more of more of a "how can i kill her best to satisfy my desire for revenge and killing" type moment.

animal wanted to let her rot, which i thought was great. to me, joker was more like "i want to kill her because she just killed our men and was about to kill me, but i feel bad to kill her now." and i would have liked to see him blow her face off without reservation, or engage more in a "what is more a killer thing to do, let her rot or shoot her" question. a small difference i guess, but i just would have rather seen it go down that way.

i dont really think you can compare shooting fleeing unarmed women and children from a helicopter, to shooting an enemy that was moments ago killing your fellow soldiers. jokers killing that girl was in no way similar to the helicopter gunner, imo.

either way, it was an excellent movie and i loved it.
post #7401 of 9757
Watched Spring Breakers this past weekend.

It was pretty ridonkulous.

I checked a theatrical trailer and it hinted at the dark side, but all of the promotional materials I ever saw for the film made it look like "woooo disney girls go and have awesome fun at the beach". Makes it easy to see why it was so poorly received by viewers who went in thinking they were about to get something different. It was something like 65% from critics and 45% from viewers on rotten tomatoes...usually those things go the other way and the popcorn slingers love everything.

Had its fair share of boobs and party and sex scenes in the first act, but once James Franco got involved, it got pretty damn dark.
post #7402 of 9757
Gummo is one of my favorites so I think I should check SB out.^
post #7403 of 9757
I'd probably give it a B. Was entertaining and didn't make me feel like I wasted my time, but it wasn't quite 100%.

I think the movie would have done better if it didn't have disney-channel starlets in it, but it sounds like it was pretty intentional on the director's part (had also tried to cast Emma Roberts ). I didn't even realize Vanessa Hudgens was in it until halfway through the movie, but I think that having her and Selena Gomez on the billing brought in audience members who were not prepared for what they were about to see.

I've never seen anything else by Harmony Korine, but I assume that if you knew this was his last movie before Spring Breakers, you would have known something was wrong when the advertisements promised Sunny Fun Party Time:
post #7404 of 9757
I have been re watching The Ninth Gate recently. It was still very good.

Also Ocean's 11. Julia Roberts was still very common.
post #7405 of 9757
^ I like The Ninth Gate too.

Rewatched this . Better the second time around, when you know what to expect from the pace, lack of hand holding, etc. Some nicely shot scenes and some clever bits (like Smiley getting new and different glasses, giving you a nice visual cue to help identify the flashbacks). Still not as engaging and suspenseful as I would've liked, but I did enjoy the mood and cinematography, plus I like this kind of 'period piece'. Great cast too.
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I have been re watching The Ninth Gate recently. It was still very good.

Ninth Gate is great until the last 5 minutes.
post #7407 of 9757
The World's End

movie was so damn good.
post #7408 of 9757
Au Hasard Balthazar. I didn't think I would be able to sit through this but it was surprisingly engaging. A description of the plot sounds a bit trite but it's very moving. A testament to the director, particularly since so much of it involves making the viewer feel empathy, not just sympathy, with an animal.
post #7409 of 9757
Now I'm watching San Soleil. Honestly Hulu Plus is worth it just for the Criterion Collection. I think they have the entire collection on here.
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I've decided I'm going to watch all of the Criterion films that are on Hulu. At least I am going to start them, as some of them I probably can't finish. I'm going backwards through the alphabet.

Last night I watched:

Zero Por Conduite - Amazing movie, really. I had seen l'Atalante before, so I was sold on Jean Vigo, but this really was better. In fact, I think I might watch it again soon as it is short and very entertaining.

Zorn's Lemma - made it about 5 minutes. Not going to sit through an hour of someone's "experiment" where they flash letters on the screen.

Zero Focus - Very much like a Japanese Hitchcock. Not quite as good as that suggests. Like a lot of Japanese dramas from the 60s it's talky and its low budget works against it. It's not bad, just not that special.
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