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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6840 on: April 15, 2014, 01:35:14 PM »
Really good analysis dude. It's so true that many people did not understand this movie AT ALL. It's amazing how something as simple as color could play such a huge role in a movie. Some people I know thought it was just a meaningless movie with no plot besides violence and sex, how ironic it is that the people that thought this are the same empty pop culture products of modern America that this film is commenting on...

right on man, thanks for reading it.  That post would have gone waaaay longer if i didnt have a job/family/life, that film seriously blew my mind.  So much going on under the surface and around the borders of it...I seriously wish I could watch it again for the first time because it had me thinking/feeling more than any film Ive seen in a looooong time.  "Sprign Breakers" and "The Place Beyond the Pines" were seriously overlooked and did way more for me than any of the 'nominated' films this year.  Im glad Jonah Hill got a nom, but Franco's character is an instant classic...shit I thought Bradley Cooper in "pines" was better than most all the performances nominated.  Too bad the Academy Awards scene is more about who is the most popular among certain crowds (aka who can ess a good dee)


i rented spring breakers just because it was brought up on here. when i first heard about it, it was on vice and they were plugging it super hard and it thought it looked pretty retarded. i didnt even take the time to consider the satire. anyway, i watched it last night and thought it was amazing. easily the best movie ive seen in a while. im just coming out of that age group that the girls are in, so i feel like it was really relatable for me. i was never too when i was younger crazy, but if you wouldve asked me at 19 what i thought of that movie, i wouldve probably said that i wished i couldve been in it. the part where theyre in the hotel totally wrecking the place, if i were there a few years ago, i wouldve LOVED that shit when i was a shitty 19 year old. the movie captures that generation perfectly i think. the soundtrack. the slow mo shots that look like a music video. all the fake lighting. it was all perfect. i have to say my favorite scene was when alien picked up the girls from jail and took them to the spot where gucci and all the black guys were at and selina freaked out. everything about that was perfect. and i totally wouldve given gucci an oscar just for playing himself. when he pulled up to alien and the girls on the street, then drove away yelling BURRR as his bitch shot up their car was fucking hilarious. amazing movie.

i also rented wolf on wall street and thought it was kind of boring. the acting was great and the story wasnt bad, but it was way too long and the plot has been done a million times. young guy comes up and gets a taste of some illegal money, figures out a way to do it better and becomes super rich and powerful, does tons of drugs, fucks tons of women, and eventually gets caught. whether or not he dies, or comes out ok like in WOWS doesnt really matter to me. maybe i missed something with it but to me it was very dry. three hours of knowing exactly whats going to happen.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6841 on: April 15, 2014, 11:45:04 PM »

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6842 on: April 16, 2014, 06:56:39 PM »
no idea why I didn't watch this sooner...
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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6843 on: April 16, 2014, 07:00:42 PM »
It's a deal, it's a steal, it's the sale of the fucking century.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6844 on: April 23, 2014, 12:12:29 AM »

I was pretty confused but I got it now. was real good enjoyed the filming and the score but mother fuck spiders.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6845 on: April 23, 2014, 06:01:44 AM »
Really good analysis dude. It's so true that many people did not understand this movie AT ALL. It's amazing how something as simple as color could play such a huge role in a movie. Some people I know thought it was just a meaningless movie with no plot besides violence and sex, how ironic it is that the people that thought this are the same empty pop culture products of modern America that this film is commenting on...

right on man, thanks for reading it.  That post would have gone waaaay longer if i didnt have a job/family/life, that film seriously blew my mind.  So much going on under the surface and around the borders of it...I seriously wish I could watch it again for the first time because it had me thinking/feeling more than any film Ive seen in a looooong time.  "Sprign Breakers" and "The Place Beyond the Pines" were seriously overlooked and did way more for me than any of the 'nominated' films this year.  Im glad Jonah Hill got a nom, but Franco's character is an instant classic...shit I thought Bradley Cooper in "pines" was better than most all the performances nominated.  Too bad the Academy Awards scene is more about who is the most popular among certain crowds (aka who can ess a good dee)


i rented spring breakers just because it was brought up on here. when i first heard about it, it was on vice and they were plugging it super hard and it thought it looked pretty retarded. i didnt even take the time to consider the satire. anyway, i watched it last night and thought it was amazing. easily the best movie ive seen in a while. im just coming out of that age group that the girls are in, so i feel like it was really relatable for me. i was never too when i was younger crazy, but if you wouldve asked me at 19 what i thought of that movie, i wouldve probably said that i wished i couldve been in it. the part where theyre in the hotel totally wrecking the place, if i were there a few years ago, i wouldve LOVED that shit when i was a shitty 19 year old. the movie captures that generation perfectly i think. the soundtrack. the slow mo shots that look like a music video. all the fake lighting. it was all perfect. i have to say my favorite scene was when alien picked up the girls from jail and took them to the spot where gucci and all the black guys were at and selina freaked out. everything about that was perfect. and i totally wouldve given gucci an oscar just for playing himself. when he pulled up to alien and the girls on the street, then drove away yelling BURRR as his bitch shot up their car was fucking hilarious. amazing movie.

i also rented wolf on wall street and thought it was kind of boring. the acting was great and the story wasnt bad, but it was way too long and the plot has been done a million times. young guy comes up and gets a taste of some illegal money, figures out a way to do it better and becomes super rich and powerful, does tons of drugs, fucks tons of women, and eventually gets caught. whether or not he dies, or comes out ok like in WOWS doesnt really matter to me. maybe i missed something with it but to me it was very dry. three hours of knowing exactly whats going to happen.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6846 on: April 23, 2014, 06:32:16 AM »
^ not trying to argue, but what was so great about that movie? there were no surprises, no suspense. everything was predictable and it dragged on forever. acting was good and scorsese has already proven to be a great director, but just because scorsese directs it and dicaprio stars in it isnt enough for me to consider it a great movie.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6847 on: April 23, 2014, 07:33:37 AM »
^ not trying to argue, but what was so great about that movie? there were no surprises, no suspense. everything was predictable and it dragged on forever. acting was good and scorsese has already proven to be a great director, but just because scorsese directs it and dicaprio stars in it isnt enough for me to consider it a great movie.

The randomness of the characters was great (how you find Jonah Hill smoking crack and marrying his cousin predictable is beyond me), and, like you mentioned before, the acting was good. From the initial like 15-20 minutes I thought he'd just get into wall street and start making his way through the ranks legitimately with bullshit along the way rather than get hired, lose out, get rehired at a shitty spot, concoct his own operation and then start his whole craziness there. The stupidity that followed all of their drug abuse was fucking hilarious. You couldn't have really paid attention and not at least say this wasn't a funny movie. I can admit that it's like an updated Goodfellas with the way the story is narrated, drug usage and just all around insanity but that doesn't negate that it's at least hilarious and worth the watch. Anybody that watches flicks on the regular that's over the age of 16 can deduce the general plot of pretty much any movie that comes out today but it's more about the journey without so much focus on the actual destination in which I think the journey was executed in a fresh(er) approach. Idk what you could've been doing (homework, SLAPing, texting your girl) but it couldn't have been legitimately watching this

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6848 on: April 23, 2014, 08:21:37 AM »
^ not trying to argue, but what was so great about that movie? there were no surprises, no suspense. everything was predictable and it dragged on forever. acting was good and scorsese has already proven to be a great director, but just because scorsese directs it and dicaprio stars in it isnt enough for me to consider it a great movie.

The randomness of the characters was great (how you find Jonah Hill smoking crack and marrying his cousin predictable is beyond me), and, like you mentioned before, the acting was good. From the initial like 15-20 minutes I thought he'd just get into wall street and start making his way through the ranks legitimately with bullshit along the way rather than get hired, lose out, get rehired at a shitty spot, concoct his own operation and then start his whole craziness there. The stupidity that followed all of their drug abuse was fucking hilarious. You couldn't have really paid attention and not at least say this wasn't a funny movie. I can admit that it's like an updated Goodfellas with the way the story is narrated, drug usage and just all around insanity but that doesn't negate that it's at least hilarious and worth the watch. Anybody that watches flicks on the regular that's over the age of 16 can deduce the general plot of pretty much any movie that comes out today but it's more about the journey without so much focus on the actual destination in which I think the journey was executed in a fresh(er) approach. Idk what you could've been doing (homework, SLAPing, texting your girl) but it couldn't have been legitimately watching this


bingo. there was just nothing new about the movie for me. it was so much like goodfellas that i thought scorsese played it too safe and just did what he knew would work. basically im that asshole who paid 3 bucks to watch it at home and wanted more. there were good parts, but three hours for a few laughs was too much for me. i wouldve loved to see WAY more crack smoking because that was hilarious. im sure i wouldve liked it a lot more if it were cut in half. three hour movies are just painful to me unless its something that totally captures my attention.

im a bad movie critic to begin with and i dont like too many movies. and the ones i do like are probably really stupid.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6849 on: April 23, 2014, 08:32:28 AM »
MST3K is always a good time.



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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6850 on: April 23, 2014, 10:38:38 AM »
^ not trying to argue, but what was so great about that movie? there were no surprises, no suspense. everything was predictable and it dragged on forever. acting was good and scorsese has already proven to be a great director, but just because scorsese directs it and dicaprio stars in it isnt enough for me to consider it a great movie.

The randomness of the characters was great (how you find Jonah Hill smoking crack and marrying his cousin predictable is beyond me), and, like you mentioned before, the acting was good. From the initial like 15-20 minutes I thought he'd just get into wall street and start making his way through the ranks legitimately with bullshit along the way rather than get hired, lose out, get rehired at a shitty spot, concoct his own operation and then start his whole craziness there. The stupidity that followed all of their drug abuse was fucking hilarious. You couldn't have really paid attention and not at least say this wasn't a funny movie. I can admit that it's like an updated Goodfellas with the way the story is narrated, drug usage and just all around insanity but that doesn't negate that it's at least hilarious and worth the watch. Anybody that watches flicks on the regular that's over the age of 16 can deduce the general plot of pretty much any movie that comes out today but it's more about the journey without so much focus on the actual destination in which I think the journey was executed in a fresh(er) approach. Idk what you could've been doing (homework, SLAPing, texting your girl) but it couldn't have been legitimately watching this


bingo. there was just nothing new about the movie for me. it was so much like goodfellas that i thought scorsese played it too safe and just did what he knew would work. basically im that asshole who paid 3 bucks to watch it at home and wanted more. there were good parts, but three hours for a few laughs was too much for me. i wouldve loved to see WAY more crack smoking because that was hilarious. im sure i wouldve liked it a lot more if it were cut in half. three hour movies are just painful to me unless its something that totally captures my attention.

im a bad movie critic to begin with and i dont like too many movies. and the ones i do like are probably really stupid.

True, s'all good. I put it on with no expectations whatsoever and I'm a sucker for comedies. I know many people that dug it. Different strokes though

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6851 on: April 23, 2014, 11:01:37 PM »
So Transcendence is a dud, huh? Anyone seen it yet?


This was somewhat decent. He directed it so that might've helped, considering the other movies he's made lately.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6852 on: April 27, 2014, 10:38:16 AM »
So Transcendence is a dud, huh? Anyone seen it yet?


Saw it last night. Going in with pretty high expectations, I was a little disappointed. Such good, interesting ideas in the beginning that weren't really developed. And the ending is just shit. 6/10

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6853 on: April 27, 2014, 01:18:43 PM »
Saw Noah.?  Pretty imaginative.?  Felt like an atmospheric melding of The Road and The Lord of the Rings.?  Bleak and beautiful.?  Some of the sequences melted my face off with their wonderful execution.

I saw this one too and got home and tried to find out what in the movie was fiction and what was true (according to the Bible). The whole "you can't take the Bible literally" clause complicated things because it of course makes the words/translations/meanings malleable.
Nevertheless, here's what I learned the Bible says according to the most widely-accepted interpretations:

-- Noah was 600 years old at the time of the flood.

-- The world was repopulated through several incestuous relations, though at that time incest was not bad and only became a sin after "The Law."

-- After the flood Noah got drunk on wine and his son Ham sodomized and/or castrated him.

-- After coming out of his drunkenness and realizing Ham had cut off his Johnson and/or raped him, Noah cursed Ham's son, Canaan. The curse was that his progeny (who would go on to populate Africa) would forever be slaves to the progeny of Noah's other sons (who populated other parts of the world).


Now I'm not a bible scholar in the traditional sense, but that's fucked up.
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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6854 on: April 27, 2014, 01:35:12 PM »
Twelve Years a Slave was great, really powerful and moving.

American Hustle was okay, I think that era of American life has been pretty picked over for movies.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6855 on: April 27, 2014, 02:05:40 PM »
trying to watch captain phillips but the version i downloaded doesnt have subtitles for anything the pirates are saying... so hopefully thats not important

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« Reply #6856 on: April 27, 2014, 02:10:50 PM »
wow this movies racist why are all the bad guys black

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« Reply #6857 on: April 27, 2014, 03:20:37 PM »

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6858 on: April 29, 2014, 05:04:31 AM »

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6859 on: April 29, 2014, 05:36:04 AM »
Some movie that takes place in England where a innocent kid with no friends meets a group of neo nazis and ends up joining them. I've been trying to find out the name of the movie for days but surely someone om here knows what I'm talking about.

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« Reply #6860 on: April 29, 2014, 05:47:53 AM »
Some movie that takes place in England where a innocent kid with no friends meets a group of neo nazis and ends up joining them. I've been trying to find out the name of the movie for days but surely someone om here knows what I'm talking about.

This is England.

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« Reply #6861 on: April 29, 2014, 05:57:44 AM »
Hell yeah thanks! I've been searching shit like "half jamaican neo nazi" into Google for days.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6862 on: April 29, 2014, 08:48:25 AM »
trying to watch captain phillips but the version i downloaded doesnt have subtitles for anything the pirates are saying... so hopefully thats not important
youre not missing anything. that movie wasnt very good. too much hype

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6863 on: April 29, 2014, 08:49:35 AM »
King of comedy, not the stand up special. It's an older movie with Robert deniro, really good.
Liked it as well.  Actually first heard of it through skateboarding, there was an edit that I believe Greg Hunt made of some old, unseen Mike Daher and Ethan Fowler footage, and there were clips from King of Comedy throughout it.


I saw Hunger awhile ago but it really is pretty much the last good movie I've seen: 


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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6864 on: April 29, 2014, 08:52:07 AM »

I was pretty confused but I got it now. was real good enjoyed the filming and the score but mother fuck spiders.
best movie i have ever seen. denis villenueve is one of the most exciting directors. cant wait to see more films from him

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6865 on: April 29, 2014, 08:56:43 AM »
Twelve Years a Slave was great, really powerful and moving.

American Hustle was okay, I think that era of American life has been pretty picked over for movies.
twelve years a slave was really good. my favorite seen is when they are all singing after they have buried the one dude, and solomon is not singing at first, but then fully gets into.
and american hustle was made out to be one of the greatest movies. it wasnt. it was just a bunch of overrated actors(bradley cooper, jennifer lawrence) dressed up silly. that dialouge was bogus, and the plot was not all that great, and the ending was not that hard to see coming.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6866 on: April 29, 2014, 01:40:29 PM »

I was pretty confused but I got it now. was real good enjoyed the filming and the score but mother fuck spiders.
best movie i have ever seen. denis villenueve is one of the most exciting directors. cant wait to see more films from him


I'm sad to say I ruined this movie for myself due to my incessant curiosity over the "Horrifying ending."  Avoid spoiling this one if you can.  Still haven't seen it beginning to end.

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Re: The Last Good Movie You Saw?
« Reply #6867 on: April 29, 2014, 01:59:25 PM »
Enemy - was not impressed, kept waiting for it to "actually" get weird but it left me disappointed...to me it felt too much like a David Lynch knockoff without the esoteric/mk-ultra mindfuck aspects that made Mulholland Drive so amazing


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« Reply #6868 on: April 29, 2014, 07:50:19 PM »
I did not find mulholland drive amazing
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