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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6570 on: November 18, 2013, 05:27:32 PM »

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6571 on: November 18, 2013, 06:05:16 PM »
Probably has been mentioned in this thread, but I saw Paris, Texas for the first time last night.



Up there with the best I movies I have ever seen. On a related note: Partly Fiction (Harry Dean Stanton documentary) premiered some days ago.

I've heard so many people rave about this movie and it's one of those ones I wish I could say I liked because of how much praise it's gotten, but when I watched it, I was so completely bored. I feel like I can usually appreciate movies like this, but I just didn't like it.

Just out of curiosity, what aspects did you like about it?

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Ya, fuck me for asking a legitimate question and not just saying I like a movie everyone's jerking it to.
I'll give this a shot, but usually I am hopeless in explaining the reasons behind my liking anything. To hide spoilers, as well as my sounding like a pretentious asshole, I'll just make the following white.

First off, what Garth said. Though I can see how the slow development of the story might seem boring, and a lot of what happened to Travis even remains a mystery altogether, his character was to me supremely convincing. It becomes almost annoying to watch him after a while, as there seems to be no good reason for his indifference to his brother. Those 'four missing years' felt like a kind of decoy to me, as if you were led to think something terrible happened to him that did not come from within himself. That's why the ending, the build up to which I think starts from about the moment they watch that footage of happier times, is so real. The stark contrast to the first half of the film, where his torment is mysterious, then proves in the end to be quite normal or even banal. That's just my take - Roger Ebert seems to have viewed this quite differently (his review is the only one I read afterwards). E.g.: I thought the scene in which Travis first 'meets' Jane served at least in part to show how their love really is doomed. After the second meeting in the booth, you realize that during that first conversation, where Jane was unaware (at least unsure) she was speaking to Travis, he displayed the same jealousy which tore them apart in the first place (in asking her about whether she goes home with customers, which Ebert says is not out of jealousy but is part of his 'forming a plan' - perhaps I am seeing this wrong then). Then there is the final dialogue, which I thought was a magnificent scene. The realness of it is just about the only way I can describe it right now. Plenty films depict love's path from bliss to doom but few do it as well as this one, devoid of sentimentality and with a fitting, bittersweet ending.

I just read back the above, my lousy attempt at film criticism. Should have just said this film is beautiful looking from start to finish.
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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6572 on: November 18, 2013, 08:09:53 PM »
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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6573 on: November 18, 2013, 10:03:53 PM »
Probably has been mentioned in this thread, but I saw Paris, Texas for the first time last night.



Up there with the best I movies I have ever seen. On a related note: Partly Fiction (Harry Dean Stanton documentary) premiered some days ago.

I've heard so many people rave about this movie and it's one of those ones I wish I could say I liked because of how much praise it's gotten, but when I watched it, I was so completely bored. I feel like I can usually appreciate movies like this, but I just didn't like it.

Just out of curiosity, what aspects did you like about it?

your taste in everything sucks if you dont like that movie

Ya, fuck me for asking a legitimate question and not just saying I like a movie everyone's jerking it to.
I'll give this a shot, but usually I am hopeless in explaining the reasons behind my liking anything. To hide spoilers, as well as my sounding like a pretentious asshole, I'll just make the following white.

First off, what Garth said. Though I can see how the slow development of the story might seem boring, and a lot of what happened to Travis even remains a mystery altogether, his character was to me supremely convincing. It becomes almost annoying to watch him after a while, as there seems to be no good reason for his indifference to his brother. Those 'four missing years' felt like a kind of decoy to me, as if you were led to think something terrible happened to him that did not come from within himself. That's why the ending, the build up to which I think starts from about the moment they watch that footage of happier times, is so real. The stark contrast to the first half of the film, where his torment is mysterious, then proves in the end to be quite normal or even banal. That's just my take - Roger Ebert seems to have viewed this quite differently (his review is the only one I read afterwards). E.g.: I thought the scene in which Travis first 'meets' Jane served at least in part to show how their love really is doomed. After the second meeting in the booth, you realize that during that first conversation, where Jane was unaware (at least unsure) she was speaking to Travis, he displayed the same jealousy which tore them apart in the first place (in asking her about whether she goes home with customers, which Ebert says is not out of jealousy but is part of his 'forming a plan' - perhaps I am seeing this wrong then). Then there is the final dialogue, which I thought was a magnificent scene. The realness of it is just about the only way I can describe it right now. Plenty films depict love's path from bliss to doom but few do it as well as this one, devoid of sentimentality and with a fitting, bittersweet ending.

I just read back the above, my lousy attempt at film criticism. Should have just said this film is beautiful looking from start to finish.

RIght on. I might have to give it another shot.

I just rewatched Sexy Beast and forgot how much I loved it. I think it's streaming on Netflix, so if you have the time, give it a go.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6574 on: November 19, 2013, 05:00:28 AM »
I saw Sexy Beast not too long ago as well, randomly came across it on TV. Was a pleasant surprise.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6575 on: November 19, 2013, 04:41:37 PM »


Pretty scary. Especially the part where my front door decided to open itself without a reason. No joke.
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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6576 on: November 20, 2013, 06:36:00 PM »


Pretty scary. Especially the part where my front door decided to open itself without a reason. No joke.

So many people say this is a scary flick or mention it among other legit scary movies and I always get surprised

I saw it in theaters and it had me laughing in my seat I kid you not, especially when that old bitch puts on a gas mask and starts "talking to the dead", I was cracking up, shit is a joke of a movie son

That front door opening sounds creepy though

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« Reply #6577 on: November 20, 2013, 07:15:57 PM »
That front door thing just reminded me of a funny story. 

I'd just seen The Ring in the theater with my girlfriend and she was so freaked out that she left and sat in the lobby before it finished.  We went home and went to bed and the next morning when she sat up in bed, the TV popped on and it was static (she had just rolled onto the remote or something) and she screamed and then just started sobbing.  I made the exact wrong response by bursting out with laughter.

But yeah, Insidious wasn't scary or even that good.

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« Reply #6578 on: November 20, 2013, 07:29:37 PM »
That front door thing just reminded me of a funny story. 

I'd just seen The Ring in the theater with my girlfriend and she was so freaked out that she left and sat in the lobby before it finished.  We went home and went to bed and the next morning when she sat up in bed, the TV popped on and it was static (she had just rolled onto the remote or something) and she screamed and then just started sobbing.  I made the exact wrong response by bursting out with laughter.

But yeah, Insidious wasn't scary or even that good.

i always try to watch these types of movies with the mindset im gonna get genuinely scared but it wears off so quickly that by the time its even remotely scary its overshadowed by all the other bullshit leading up to it
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« Reply #6579 on: November 20, 2013, 07:37:28 PM »
Yeah, I can't think of the last time I was genuinely scared by a movie.  "Jump" scares don't count either.  The beginning of Martyrs wasn't scary, but definitely really fucking effective.  Not many movies start with a family happily having breakfast and then getting brutally murdered.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6580 on: November 20, 2013, 07:39:13 PM »
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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6581 on: November 21, 2013, 01:21:21 PM »
Probably has been mentioned in this thread, but I saw Paris, Texas for the first time last night.



Up there with the best I movies I have ever seen. On a related note: Partly Fiction (Harry Dean Stanton documentary) premiered some days ago.

I've heard so many people rave about this movie and it's one of those ones I wish I could say I liked because of how much praise it's gotten, but when I watched it, I was so completely bored. I feel like I can usually appreciate movies like this, but I just didn't like it.

Just out of curiosity, what aspects did you like about it?

your taste in everything sucks if you dont like that movie

Ya, fuck me for asking a legitimate question and not just saying I like a movie everyone's jerking it to.
I'll give this a shot, but usually I am hopeless in explaining the reasons behind my liking anything. To hide spoilers, as well as my sounding like a pretentious asshole, I'll just make the following white.

First off, what Garth said. Though I can see how the slow development of the story might seem boring, and a lot of what happened to Travis even remains a mystery altogether, his character was to me supremely convincing. It becomes almost annoying to watch him after a while, as there seems to be no good reason for his indifference to his brother. Those 'four missing years' felt like a kind of decoy to me, as if you were led to think something terrible happened to him that did not come from within himself. That's why the ending, the build up to which I think starts from about the moment they watch that footage of happier times, is so real. The stark contrast to the first half of the film, where his torment is mysterious, then proves in the end to be quite normal or even banal. That's just my take - Roger Ebert seems to have viewed this quite differently (his review is the only one I read afterwards). E.g.: I thought the scene in which Travis first 'meets' Jane served at least in part to show how their love really is doomed. After the second meeting in the booth, you realize that during that first conversation, where Jane was unaware (at least unsure) she was speaking to Travis, he displayed the same jealousy which tore them apart in the first place (in asking her about whether she goes home with customers, which Ebert says is not out of jealousy but is part of his 'forming a plan' - perhaps I am seeing this wrong then). Then there is the final dialogue, which I thought was a magnificent scene. The realness of it is just about the only way I can describe it right now. Plenty films depict love's path from bliss to doom but few do it as well as this one, devoid of sentimentality and with a fitting, bittersweet ending.

I just read back the above, my lousy attempt at film criticism. Should have just said this film is beautiful looking from start to finish.

RIght on. I might have to give it another shot.

I just rewatched Sexy Beast and forgot how much I loved it. I think it's streaming on Netflix, so if you have the time, give it a go.




The RY Cooder soundtrack to Paris, TX was fantastic.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6582 on: November 24, 2013, 03:02:13 PM »

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6583 on: November 29, 2013, 06:03:53 PM »
Since y'all are talking about movies that really scare the shit out of you, what are a few? I really wanna get scared out of my mind.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6584 on: November 29, 2013, 10:07:54 PM »
I saw The Conjuring last weekend and it definitely had some creepy moments. I was really digging the 70's aspect of it, the music, camerawork everything was really well done.

Gotta say The Shining still freaks me out. It is probably one of if not my favourite movie but the music is just way too intense at parts.

I don't watch too many scary movies, clearly since the Shining is on my list.

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« Reply #6585 on: November 29, 2013, 10:30:38 PM »
I saw The Conjuring last weekend and it definitely had some creepy moments. I was really digging the 70's aspect of it, the music, camerawork everything was really well done.

Gotta say The Shining still freaks me out. It is probably one of if not my favourite movie but the music is just way too intense at parts.

I don't watch too many scary movies, clearly since the Shining is on my list.

The Conjuring actually scared me. I saw it twice and it still scared me the second time. Really good movie.
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« Reply #6586 on: November 30, 2013, 12:20:24 AM »
I wouldn't say The Conjuring scared me, but it was definitely well done and one of the better haunted house/possession movies I've seen in awhile.  Picking a "scary" movie is kinda tough.  If I wanna get creeped out, I tend to go for more psychological thriller types.  Fucked up shit that just sticks with you for awhile.  I'd pick I Saw The Devil, Martyrs, Irreversible, High Tension and Funny Games are all ones I immediately think of that a re a bit more recent.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6587 on: November 30, 2013, 06:28:28 AM »
 I saw The Conjuring at a drive in out in the woods at 3am alone and high. Very scary.

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« Reply #6588 on: November 30, 2013, 06:38:31 AM »
I saw The Conjuring at a drive in out in the woods at 3am alone and high. Very scary.

Ok, yeah that would up the creep factor.  I love drive ins, this would've been a good one to see there.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6589 on: November 30, 2013, 06:40:46 AM »
Saw Prisoners again, such a good movie, and recently saw Only God Forgives, pretty different movie.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6590 on: November 30, 2013, 06:47:03 AM »
Since y'all are talking about movies that really scare the shit out of you, what are a few? I really wanna get scared out of my mind.

Sinister is a nice one.
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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6591 on: November 30, 2013, 06:49:36 AM »
i think i've posted it here before, but Kill List is one of the more fucked up movies i've seen recently.  its on netflix

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« Reply #6592 on: November 30, 2013, 07:31:06 AM »
i think i've posted it here before, but Kill List is one of the more fucked up movies i've seen recently.  its on netflix

I just watched this two nights ago, and I agree.  Amazing movie, fucked up and completely unique.  If you mixed a hitman movie with the Wicker Man.  Awesome ending, too.

Just watched This Is England, highly enjoyable.  Good movie, good story, awesome music, FANTASTIC clothes, cute skinhead girls. I'll watch it again.

Since y'all are talking about movies that really scare the shit out of you, what are a few? I really wanna get scared out of my mind.

There's a few of these threads around... I always say the same thing but to me, the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Exorcist are my personal picks. However for a scary/stay in your head I'd say go with the original Last House On The Left.  Still the most fucked up movie I've ever seen (Man Bites Dog a close second).

I definitely liked The Conjuring, House of the Devil was great.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6593 on: November 30, 2013, 08:12:34 AM »



I don't know if its been discussed before, but "Chillerama" on Netflix is amazing, more importantly, the first short "wadzilla" a chilling tale of monster jizz that takes over new york city.

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« Reply #6594 on: November 30, 2013, 09:07:45 AM »
i think i've posted it here before, but Kill List is one of the more fucked up movies i've seen recently.  its on netflix

Yes! I love this movie. What a gem it is. Sightseers (same director) is really good too. I saw his most recent movie, A Field in England I think it's called, it was different and I didn't enjoy it as much as his other 2 films. Definitely a quality director though to follow.

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« Reply #6595 on: November 30, 2013, 09:14:46 AM »
i just saw "a Field in England" too.  I liked it, but it wasn't as crazy.  more of an atmospheric, psychedelic film.  got the soundtrack on cassette though, it's really great.  

also just saw 'Iceman" last night.  Michael Shannon needs an Oscar at some point in his life. 

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« Reply #6596 on: November 30, 2013, 11:10:41 AM »
i just saw "a Field in England" too.  I liked it, but it wasn't as crazy.  more of an atmospheric, psychedelic film.  got the soundtrack on cassette though, it's really great.  

also just saw 'Iceman" last night.  Michael Shannon needs an Oscar at some point in his life. 

I liked him as Kuklinski and the rest of the cast did very well too, but that movie left out so many important parts of Kuklinski's life and kind of expected you to be ok with that with lame montages.

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« Reply #6597 on: November 30, 2013, 12:31:45 PM »
I wouldn't say The Conjuring scared me, but it was definitely well done and one of the better haunted house/possession movies I've seen in awhile.  Picking a "scary" movie is kinda tough.  If I wanna get creeped out, I tend to go for more psychological thriller types.  Fucked up shit that just sticks with you for awhile.  I'd pick I Saw The Devil, Martyrs, Irreversible, High Tension and Funny Games are all ones I immediately think of that a re a bit more recent.
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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6598 on: November 30, 2013, 07:52:27 PM »
Just watched the first Hunger Games out of curiosity on Netflix.  It was fairly entertaining, and better than I'd expected it to be which isn't saying much.  Wrote it off as another teenaged Twilight waste of time initially, but now I'm kind of a fan and look forward to the sequel.  I'm torn though, I might pick up the books before I see any more of the films. 

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