The poster is gorgeous but that trailer scares me. Feels Wes Andersonian to a self-parodic degree and I generally like the guy. Like it's all become surfaces full of colors, cool sets, cool costumes, quirkiness, symmetrical framing and nothing else under the hood. I know it's a common criticism leveled at his films pretty much since the beginning but it seems particularly striking here. Granted it could just be the trailer format...
Originally Posted by filcol
I rewatched Inception some days ago. I'm a huge Nolan fan, I love how everything in Inception is just right and so perfect, script, acting perfomance, filming techniques (very impressive and low use of CGI) and the wonderful music of Hans Zimmer.
I didn't like The Dark Night Rises too much though.
That film felt so soulless and cold. It's visually impressive to some extent and the director is good at juggling but I can't help but see it as Nolan very much (too much ?) enjoying crafting nice little mechanisms --all shiny and imbricated and rational -- that offer a cracking veneer of supposed complexity to an otherwise pretty lackluster story. I mean, he's good at it no doubt, and I feel like many ppl enjoy the film more for the post-viewing disentangling/analysis/nerdery opportunity it offers than for the film itself.
I think The Prestige, while not without flaws, was much more convincing in the same vein.
Originally Posted by RegisDB9
My last movies seen
-Pacific Rim. I was told to go into this movie and view it with my mind essentially turned off. I enjoyed it for the most part. How the Russian crew got taken out stuck with me. Plus Ron Perlman makes the movie watchable
-Captain Phillips. Not entirely accurate, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Not own it when its released enjoyed though
-Gravity. Great movie only fully experienced in IMAX 3D Imho
-Blood in Blood Out. Classic 90's LA Chicano/Prison movie
-HeavyWeights. Still a favorite from back in the day, one of those goofy movies you never get tired of watching
Also just watched Rome from start to finish. Now I join all the people that wish HBO would of continued this
I wanted to like Pacific Rim but it feels like such a missed opportunity. It's my mistake though. Del Toro basically wanted to make a kid's movie/homage to Kaiju films and I guess he managed to do just that. But here you have those fucking giant machines of inhuman proportions and the guy mentions Goya's Colossus as one of his inspirations and you feel like that could give birth to some lyrical awe inspiring stuff... But no, instead what you have basically is a bigger better directed version of Transformers. Right now it feels like Del Toro is a better creative director than film director, he's really good at building worlds, characters, great attention to details etc, but...
+Ron Perlman's shoes.
Originally Posted by GoldenTribe
There's a whole forum for this. I thought "SW&D film" was that movie-groupie download-and-discuss thread, not that I was participating.
Originally Posted by kindofyoung
Have also been planning to watch "Safety not guaranteed" sometime soon
Is that the time travel thing with Aubrey Plaza ? I know I've seen it but I can't remember a damn thing about it.