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What Movies Are You Watching Lately

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

  1. Kaplan

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    Maybe not as engaging as you could've hoped for, but a lot of beautiful scenery in this one.
     
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    I want to watch A Christmas Carol or Scrooge this weekend.

    Which one is best?

    Cheers,
     
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    There are so many versions!!
     
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    1951 version with Alastair Sim is the best. Good double feature with 1988's Scooged.

    lefty
     
  5. seeldoger47

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    That's not how art works.

    Also a quick shout out to James Naremore's More Than Night: Film Noir and its Contexts. There is a lot of shoddy film criticism out there, but this book is really superb.
     
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    This puzzled me for a good 4 seconds. I watched The Way Way Back recently but couldn't remember any of these actors being in it. Then I figured it out.
     
  7. Kaplan

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    Well, it's not like you were way, way off.
     
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    Is that a Mandy Patinkin meme?
     
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    Been meaning to watch this.
     
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    Tru dat!
     
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    I'm not quite sure what that means but no.
     
  13. lawyerdad

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    Well, it more or less meant I wasn't sure I understood what you meant by the "how art works" comment . . .
     
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    Rainy day here, so catching up.

    This was better than the critics gave it credit for. Didn't shy away at the end from the necessary ending

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    I watched this a few months back and still have like 20 mins left. I did like it though
     
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    Art, in this case movies, is not constrained to an either/or mentality and defies attempts at quantification. The posters comment about not liking Birdman as much as the 94% score on Rotten Tomatoes is at first confusing, given that it is simply means 94% of all reviews submitted by critics were positive, which makes me think the poster is treating it like a test score. This is problematic for in no way does RT account for intensity (how much a reviewer enjoys a movie) or insightfulness (how relevant a review is), which allows the infotainment industry to bestow an artificially inflated score to a subpar industry product.
     
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    the new paul thomas anderson flick, "inherent vice" looks fantastic. based on the the interviews and clips, it looks to be another entertaining movie. cant wait, that fucker keeps taking my money
     
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    I enjoyed this one too. Unlike some other films of the style, I felt immersed into the situation. It makes the film easy to appreciate if you can identify with the protagonist I guess.
     
  19. OmniscientCause

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    Interstellar fircthe third time
     
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    Makes sense, thanks for the explanation. Even setting aside the issue of the extent to which it makes sense to analogize commercial films to other art forms, I somewhat (although not entirely) disagree. Even such a limited, binary feedback system gives some rough benchmark for the perceived " quality" of the viewing experience, if only in the sense of how many people had an overall favorable impression. But I take your point that it doesn't well reflect the difference between, say, someone who is blown away by the film and someone who would grade it as a solid but unremarkable "B".

    Saw this last night. Liked it. It does a pretty good job of capturing that Pynchon sense of conspiratorial paranoia, and the performances are solid. Demerits for indulging one of my idiosyncratic pet peeves: relying on the crutch of voiceover narration when converting a book to a movie.
     
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