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post #16 of 451
People kept talking about action movies in the recent digression in the RFT thread, but disappointingly nobody mentioned two of my favorites: Vanishing Point and the original Gone in 60 Seconds from 1974. That 40 minute car chase...
post #17 of 451
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Originally Posted by dwyhajlo View Post

People kept talking about action movies in the recent digression in the RFT thread, but disappointingly nobody mentioned two of my favorites: Vanishing Point and the original Gone in 60 Seconds from 1974. That 40 minute car chase...

I've not seen either of those. That said, I really believe that the action movie didn't come into its own as a genre until the 80's. Die Hard was the beginning of a renaissance that essentially lasted through the next decade. While it's funny to look back on it now, it's pretty amazing how well Michael Bay could do when Simpson & Bruckheimer could rein him in.
post #18 of 451
I did not have any prior knowledge of what Pacific Rim was an homage to, the closest I come to understanding this is maybe Gundam Wing but I have not seen that since the 6th grade. What I could not wrap my mind around was

1. Why their weapons took so long to load
2. Punching and throwing around the creatures instead of using said weapons
3. A blade/sword like weapon is only an after thought when it should be a main weapon at all times

Ha I forgot about the gold shoes. Maybe Raf could do something similar
post #19 of 451
Been re-watching a lot of WKW recently. Can't seem to choose a favorite between Chungking Express, Fallen Angels and In the Mood for Love.

Some of my favorite shots from those 3




I haven't seen many movies this year but I enjoyed The Act of Killing and The Hunt.
post #20 of 451
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post #21 of 451
In the past few months I've watched

before midnight
2 days in New York
400 blows (again)
the hobbit
the hunt
melancholia

I've enjoyed all of them except for melancholia. There aren't many upcoming movies that I'm exictd to see. I do want to check out Pacific Rim for nostalgic reasons but I think I'll just catch up on movies I haven't seen in awhile.
post #22 of 451
Actually I really want to see At the Mountain of Madness, even if Tom Cruise is in it.

post #23 of 451
I usually try to see a film every Monday during my days off and I wanna tell you guys this weird experience I had a month or so ago.
A week prior to that Monday, I had a bad experience in 2 different establishments which I will not elaborate on that pissed me off because it was supposed to be my Monday relaxation day and instead, I got stressed because of some people's ignorances. So the following Monday, before I left the house, I was already thinking what I will encounter that day after what happened the previous week. So while I was waiting for the bus that will take me to the movie theater, an African American lady who looks like in her 40s came up to me. What I found really strange is how she came from a different era because of the way she dressed and spoke, as if like she just came out of a movie set or something.
She was wearing a long fitted silk dress in a cream color with purple flower print and a straw hat. Her outfit looked so good that it could have come from Marc Jacobs Spring 2004 collection. It was also funny because the style of my outfit that day sort of matched with the lady's outfit. This is what she said to me.
"Sir, can you help me take the bus to go home." in a deep accent like it was from the south from the 40s or something. At first I didn't understand it so I told her pardon me and she said the same thing. So I gave her 5 dollars.

The style of the lady's dress looked something like this from Marc Jacobs spring 2004 and my outfit that day
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After I gave her the 5 dollars she said thank you and God bless you sir and she walked away. While I was standing still waiting for the bus, I keep thinking of the lady and her outfit and the way she talked because it was so not of the current time and how it was funny that my outfit looked matching with hers. I took the bus, while inside the bus I kept thinking of that encounter and I even thought I should have taken a fit pic of the lady lol. I got out of the bus and just a few steps later an African American man that I walked by looked at me smiling and greeted me saying " how are you doing? have a good day " while nodding his head and smiling. I replied I'm good, thank you. And at that point I was really feeling good because you don't usually get that nowadays. It's mostly evil eyes and nasty looks, and to get something like that was somewhat strange, believe it or not. What I also noticed is the man's appearance also looked like he came from another era. He was wearing like a Cuban shirt from the 50s and dress pants that's full and fluid. It didn't look like what a regular guy today would wear. It was classic and elegant. Strangely enough like the lady, he seemed like from another time. After I walked passed by the gentleman, a few steps later a third African American, another lady, I was smiling back at her smiling face already waiting for what she might say. And she said "have a great day" I don't remember in detail what she was wearing but she was wearing a white dress. After I walked passed by her, I felt this chill, an emotional feeling. I just stand there and thought of all those 3 individuals I encountered back to back to back. I decided to go this pan Asian restaurant even though I wasn't hungry so I can sit and call my brother and tell him what I just encountered.

After leaving the pan Asian restaurant and telling my brother what I encountered, I went straight to the movie theater. I decided to see the movie the Butler. It was a good movie.

This past Monday, I saw 12 years a slave directed by Steve McQueen. It's not really a movie that I would go to because I like to go in the movies as a form of escapism and I like looking at the characters outfits. The movie was very graphically gruesome that I didn't enjoy as entertainment. It was good to see the film to learn about the history of that period of time but I left the theater feeling very down that I went straight to a restaurant and over ate.

I enjoyed seeing the different costumes in 12 years a slave
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Edited by colabear - 10/23/13 at 11:03pm
post #24 of 451
It was your hat. Time travelers feel more at home amongst hat wearers.


Seriously tho, I appreciate the story. The world's an amazing sort of place. Never know what's coming down the street next.
post #25 of 451
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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post

I was okay with Wes Anderson until Moonrise Kingdom, which was undeservedly well received, and his next looks like more of the same redundant, flip, precious pretension. I haven't liked Bill Murray in a movie since Zombieland but his cult status (and consequently the degree to which criticism is unwelcome) seems to increase as the quality of his performances wanes.

100% agree with this sentiment

I'm completely in love with every Wes Anderson movie up until MK (I don't really count Fantastic Mr. Fox, which rightfully felt more like Roald Dahl than Anderson). I'm the kind of rabid fan that forces people to watch Darjeeling Limited or Bottle Rocket while I sit and stress over the fact that they aren't laughing at the right parts.

I still haven't quite put my finger on it, but ultimately I think MK just feels really shallow. It's missing all of the character development and melancholy that his other films had. It had all the visual fluff and knolling and quirky immature adults/overly mature kids without making any attempt to point out how fucked up that sort of behavior is or establish context for why all these characters are outcasts.

IMO putting children in both lead roles was also a bad choice because Anderson's flavour of humour depends so much on its delivery. Most of their lines came off as awkward instead of dry or sardonic. It kind of made me realize how important repeats like Murray, Wilson, Schwartzman, Dafoe etc. are to Anderson's films.

That took way too long to type out and I still don't feel like it came out right. I agree that this newest trailer makes me a bit nervous, but I'm still excited to see the film
post #26 of 451

Oh boy! Hope you all don't mind if I post in this thread like every day. I'd love to try and showcase some of my favorites that are lesser known/appreciated. First up...

 

 

Classic sci fi epic that as admittedly well-regarded in the canon, but it still seems to me that it's still unjustly overshadowed by the likes of The Day the Earth Stood Still and War of the Worlds. I think that's probably because the message is unusually oblique, less prescriptive and more just plain ominous. The less you know going into this one the better, so I won't say too much, except that it's brilliant. Campy at times, powerfully thoughtful at others, legitimately scary at others. Beautiful scenery and effects (hand-animated!). Also the first movie ever to have an all-digital score! A technical masterstroke.

 


Edited by hoodyear - 10/24/13 at 9:32am
post #27 of 451
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Originally Posted by Donut View Post

Been re-watching a lot of WKW recently. Can't seem to choose a favorite between Chungking Express, Fallen Angels and In the Mood for Love.


I haven't seen many movies this year but I enjoyed The Act of Killing and The Hunt.

After watching all the old Wong Kar-Wai films again last winter, Happy Together became my favorite, Days of Being Wild being a close second. I couldn't finish 2046 the second time though, couldn't get into it anymore for some reason.
post #28 of 451
Just watched the film To Live for class, would recommend
post #29 of 451
Where do you guys watch/get most of your films from? Torrents? Rapidshares? Streaming?

I don't have Netlflix because my internet sucks + I heard the Canadian version doesn't have a very good selection. Will probably check it out this weekend
post #30 of 451
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Originally Posted by TWorksheets View Post

Where do you guys watch/get most of your films from? Torrents? Rapidshares? Streaming?

I don't have Netlflix because my internet sucks + I heard the Canadian version doesn't have a very good selection. Will probably check it out this weekend

 

torrents + amazon prime.  

 

 

I think Regis mentioned earlier that he likes a lot of war movies/documentaries.  I highly recommend Restrepo (http://restrepothemovie.com/).  I just watched it 2 weeks ago at the recommendation of a co-worker.  Excellent documentary on the Afghanistan war.  

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