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What Movies Are You Watching Lately

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. imatlas

    imatlas Distinguished Member

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    I also watched this last week, and I thought it was brilliant. Most people will either have a love/hate relationship with Kaufman stories, which is not surprising. It's definitely not a film to be watched for entertainment purposes, but rather for artistic value/appreciation. This is why most casual moviegoers hate it while cinephiles are in love with it. Calling it confusing would be an understatement though, and I'm not sure I can sit through repeat viewings to catch all that I missed. Philip Seymour Hoffman never fails to disappoint either and he's easily one of the top 3 actors in the business.

    Bolded sentence is bizarre and totally fucked up.

    Recently: Naked Lunch, Wild Strawberries, Exit Wounds, Chinatown


    this totally cracked me up. who watches Wild Strawberries or Naked Lunch for their entertainment value?
     


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    this totally cracked me up. who watches Wild Strawberries or Naked Lunch for their entertainment value?

    What else would you watch them for?
     


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    What else would you watch them for?

    'Artistic value'?
     


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    'Artistic value'?

    I'm a bit confused by the idea of seperating 'artistic value' from 'entertainment.' I mean, if it has artistic value, wouldn't you expect it to be entertaining?

    Edit: I recognize that there are two distinct ideas here. I just think it's weird to view any piece of art as entirely one or the other. After all, I'm quite sure you're supposed to enjoy art, no matter how 'serious' it is. When you talk about artistic value as distinct from entertainment, I imagine people watching movies that they don't actually enjoy, under some misguided belief that there is some obligation to dutifully sit through this movie because it is serious / important / artistically significant. This strikes me as weird and pointless.
     


  5. Tokyo Slim

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    I'm a bit confused by the idea of seperating 'artistic value' from 'entertainment.' I mean, if it has artistic value, wouldn't you expect it to be entertaining?

    Edit: I recognize that there are two distinct ideas here. I just think it's weird to view any piece of art as entirely one or the other. After all, I'm quite sure you're supposed to enjoy art, no matter how 'serious' it is. When you talk about artistic value as distinct from entertainment, I imagine people watching movies that they don't actually enjoy, under some misguided belief that there is some obligation to dutifully sit through this movie because it is serious / important / artistically significant. This strikes me as weird and pointless.


    There are movies, like any other "art", that you are not supposed to enjoy or find pleasurable though.
     


  6. Working Stiff

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    There are movies, like any other "art", that you are not supposed to enjoy or find pleasurable though.

    Yes, but they are few and far between, and I am skeptical of their value.
     


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    The Big Bang
    Eye of the Beholder
    Choke
    Nine Miles Down
    The Town

    Next:
    Waltz With Bashir
    Youth Of The Beast
    Eden Log
    The Dark Knight
     


  8. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Stylish Dinosaur

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    so Netflix told me that New Jack City would be good. I put it in my queue.

    Got the DVD. Popped it in.

    At first I was like this is cool. lasted about 5 minutes.

    Then was all: well it doesn't suck.

    For the final 30 minutes, I was waiting for it it to end.

    not sure which if any cliches were left out of the movie.
     


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    Watched recently:

    Salt: thought this was pretty good, i was entertained the whole time.

    The Other Guys: i thought this was hysterical.
     


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    What about Elliot Gould?

    Yeah, you could make a case for him. My favourite is Little Murders. Bob & Carroll & Ted & Alice is also good (nowhere near my favourite Mazursky, though), but it predates the period. I sort of like to pretend he doesn't exist because he's turned Woody Allen down (same goes for Gervais).

    Personally, I would add Jack Lemmon and Jason Robards as two of my other favourites of the "˜70s. I would have loved to have seen Lemmon and Segal in a film together (drama, not comedy).
     


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    so Netflix told me that New Jack City would be good. I put it in my queue.

    Got the DVD. Popped it in.

    At first I was like this is cool. lasted about 5 minutes.

    Then was all: well it doesn't suck.

    For the final 30 minutes, I was waiting for it it to end.

    not sure which if any cliches were left out of the movie.

    NJC is the shit.


    wasn't supposed to be cliche, it's a true story (for the most part) though about a group based in Detroit, not NYC.


    Was a great movie.
     


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    so Netflix told me that New Jack City would be good. I put it in my queue.

    Got the DVD. Popped it in.

    At first I was like this is cool. lasted about 5 minutes.

    Then was all: well it doesn't suck.

    For the final 30 minutes, I was waiting for it it to end.

    not sure which if any cliches were left out of the movie.


    NJC is the shit.


    wasn't supposed to be cliche, it's a true story (for the most part) though about a group based in Detroit, not NYC.


    Was a great movie.


    NJC was great when it came out 20-years ago. It probably looks cliched now because other films have done so much of the same stuff.
     


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    Just finish the movie Unstoppable.
    Now watching Iron Man 2.
    Both are really great action movie and different story. Most famous movie nowadays.
     


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    Watched a couple indie films last night..

    -Catfish
    -happythankyoumoreplease
     


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