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Reply #60 posted 07/27/17 11:06am

damosuzuki

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My favorite of all the Wes Anderson movies I've seen.


It's arguably his best.

Royal Tenenbaums remains my favorite but that fan club seems to be really small, even among Wes-philes.

i finally got around to watching moonrise kingdom myself last night. i've liked every anderson movie i've seen, but i never quite swooned over them. this is the closest i've come to truly liking one of his films rather than just thinking it was cute & clever & pretty good, and i think i'd definitely rate it as his best (from what i've watched to date of course). 4/5

having said that, there have been a few movies in the past few years that definitely seemed to have been influenced heavily by anderson that i think i like a lot more than any of his own films. paddington and hunt for the wilderpeople were both movies that i absolutely loved, that completely won me over and rattled around in my head for days afterwards, and they definitely feel very anderson-esque in tone and style.


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Reply #61 posted 07/27/17 12:35pm

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damosuzuki said:

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It's arguably his best.

Royal Tenenbaums remains my favorite but that fan club seems to be really small, even among Wes-philes.

i finally got around to watching moonrise kingdom myself, last night. i've liked every anderson movie i've seen, but i never quite swooned over them. this is the closest i've come to truly liking one of his films rather than just thinking it was cute & clever & pretty good, and i think i'd definitely rate it as his best (from what i've watched to date of course). 4/5


SNL's faux commercial for a Wes Anderson horror movie was pitch perfect. It came with a NYTimes quote, "You had us at Wes Anderson."

But yeah, that's a fair take. I really enjoy his movies, the best of which nail the landing (imo, Moonrise, Tenenbaums, Life Aquatic). I've never gone overboard over any of them though.

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Reply #62 posted 07/27/17 2:30pm

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damosuzuki said:

namepeace said:


It's arguably his best.

Royal Tenenbaums remains my favorite but that fan club seems to be really small, even among Wes-philes.

i finally got around to watching moonrise kingdom myself, last night. i've liked every anderson movie i've seen, but i never quite swooned over them. this is the closest i've come to truly liking one of his films rather than just thinking it was cute & clever & pretty good, and i think i'd definitely rate it as his best (from what i've watched to date of course). 4/5

having said that, there have been a few movies in the past few years that definitely seemed to have been influenced heavily by anderson that i think i like a lot more than any of his own films. paddington and hunt for the wilderpeople were both movies that i absolutely loved, that completely won me over and rattled around in my head for days afterwards, and they definitely feel very anderson-esque in tone and style.




I loved Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and I would say it's whimsical like a Wes Anderon film is whimsical, but i think that's about all they have in common.

Wes Anderson films are very exact in every little detail, in every little camera movement. It's all very wonderfully purposeful in his distinct artistic vision.

Hunt for the Widerpeople was great fun, but it could have been a shot by any sitcom director. In my opinion.

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Reply #63 posted 07/27/17 3:29pm

damosuzuki

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damosuzuki said:

i finally got around to watching moonrise kingdom myself, last night. i've liked every anderson movie i've seen, but i never quite swooned over them. this is the closest i've come to truly liking one of his films rather than just thinking it was cute & clever & pretty good, and i think i'd definitely rate it as his best (from what i've watched to date of course). 4/5

having said that, there have been a few movies in the past few years that definitely seemed to have been influenced heavily by anderson that i think i like a lot more than any of his own films. paddington and hunt for the wilderpeople were both movies that i absolutely loved, that completely won me over and rattled around in my head for days afterwards, and they definitely feel very anderson-esque in tone and style.




I loved Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and I would say it's whimsical like a Wes Anderon film is whimsical, but i think that's about all they have in common.

Wes Anderson films are very exact in every little detail, in every little camera movement. It's all very wonderfully purposeful in his distinct artistic vision.

Hunt for the Widerpeople was great fun, but it could have been a shot by any sitcom director. In my opinion.

fair point, there's certainly a level of craftsmanship in anderson movies that's very rare. in that sense, there's an interestng comparison to the kind of painstaking care in dunkirk. obviously completely different, yet i think both movies & both directors have a deep appeal to people who care for craft of film-making.

i've just never felt a real resonance when i watch anderson films, if that not too douchey a way of saying it, whereas with paddington or hunt..., i got a real satisfaction, a feeling of a complete story well told.

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Reply #64 posted 07/27/17 3:55pm

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Yeah and you can add Kubrick to that list. They certainly do not feel free-form of spontaneous. They're a different Animal.


I think early Speilberg or Hitchcock are the most well rounded directors who can balance the fine line of the "art" and "craftsmanship" with the relaxed and casual (to our eye) storytelling.

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Reply #65 posted 07/28/17 9:00am

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Finally got around to see this movie on DVD, give it a B. Was better than what ALL the Marvel haters out there said.

Why's it gotta be about "brand loyalty"... the MARVEL films have just been more consistently entertaining, and better.

DC started it with BATMAN (1989) but then ran that into the ground after Keaton and Burton departed. MARVEL picked it up with Spider Man (Tobey MacGuire) but also had the FOX properties (pieces of shit) X-MEN films... it's a remarkable achievement that LOGAN turned out to be such a great film.




That said.. SUICIDE SQUAD is one of the biggest pieces of crap I've ever seen... And I've Seen MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE, BONES (snoop dogg), The Pest (Leguizamo), Planet Terror (absolute p.o.s. - THE EXEMPLAR OF WASTED POTENTIAL)

Wasted finances, wasted momentum
(coming off of those great Christopher Nolan BATMAN films, and the underappreciated BATMAN VS SUPERMAN) wasted actors, wasted advertising campaigns, wasted characters (with the gay-ass "joker's" scenes being deemed so awful they were excised like tumors from the film)....wasted potential



that "film"
was the most CONDESCENDING, PANDERING piece of juvenille wannabe-corporatey-meeting-sourced-wannabe-hipster-material piece of excrement I've seen on the screen. It was as if you got a bunch of 50 year old execs and asked them to write something "HIP" ...funky fresh....with it, ma brotha. Fo shizzle.

Nobody expected anything good from another piece of crap like "Sausage Party" (how does this guy's films even continue to be made??)

...but suicide squad was God-awful.... geez...even got me thinking of that horrible ending with the gyrating mess of CGI turqoise enchantress...the moronic "girl power" condescending lines "you pussy!" (to a guy...WOW! Don't go there sister!)

The generic Prune faces.... the fact that there was no epic battle scene (probably more removed Joker stuff) and that the battle vs the prunes could not have more Will Smith reshoots to be turned into a close up action scene (with intercuts)....[if you'll notice, they're all secondary pulled back shots....meaning they were not intended to be featured]



I was pulling that "film" apart as I watched it... the girlfriend wanted to see it... (it figures)... what a piece of crap. I'll probably never get over how bad that film was and how frightened I am of the public that they enjoyed it.

Then again... Trump got elected.


Good God.... why did you bring up that movie? I've been trying to forget it

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Reply #66 posted 07/28/17 9:10am

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^ clapping

We need more of this in this thread!

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Reply #67 posted 07/28/17 9:29am

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been wanting to re-watch this one for a long time. it doesn't disappoint. each character from the large cast is introduced perfectly, eliminating the need for much character development; which in turn contributes to an implied franticness that i gratefully didn't feel as a viewer. an underrated gem and another stellar performance from michael keaton. 4.5/5.



on the recommendation of my 10 year old son. plenty of laugh out loud moments. mark wahlberg is such a good comedic performer. effectively touches on a lot issues that would come across as overly sentimental outside the comedy genre. 4.5/5.




wow. even with the dark tone, the culture and community on display really illustrates why western culture is so sick. but, yeah, what a great movie. kind of makes me interested in reading/watching 'death of a salesman' (which i haven't experienced since high school) to better understand what allusions/references i might've missed. 5/5.

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Reply #68 posted 07/28/17 7:36pm

damosuzuki

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wow. even with the dark tone, the culture and community on display really illustrates why western culture is so sick. but, yeah, what a great movie. kind of makes me interested in reading/watching 'death of a salesman' (which i haven't experienced since high school) to better understand what allusions/references i might've missed. 5/5.

i thought that movie was truly great. have you seen 'a separation' or 'the past' (also by farhadi)? if not, i think you'll find them very much worth watching. sexton will back me up on this, i'm pretty sure.

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Reply #69 posted 07/28/17 7:50pm

damosuzuki

i'm truly bummed tonight. i went down to the local theatre expecting to see 'the red turtle' (it clearly shows it scheduled for this evening when you search for local movies through google) only to find no films playing tonight due to the venue being taken over by the fringe festival. harrumph.

i did watch the john hurt/richard burton version of 1984 last night, inspired by finishing thomas ricks' joint biography of churchill & orwell earlier this week (a truly great read imo - highly recommended). it's been quite a few years since i read the novel, but the film is pretty faithful to the book as far as i recall. it's fine, well acted & appropriately dour & bleak & downcast, worth a watch by all means, but it's no replacement for the book, of course.

it almost seems odd that no one has taken another try at developing a filmed version of 1984, given the way the novel perpetually stays in the public consciousness. perhaps it's too engrained, too established in culture - unlike, say 'the man in the high castle.' a lot of people love pk dick, of course (i'm one of them) but you can take liberties using that novel as source material in a way one likely couldn't with 1984.

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Reply #70 posted 07/28/17 8:57pm

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damosuzuki said:

peedub said:



The_Salesman.png

wow. even with the dark tone, the culture and community on display really illustrates why western culture is so sick. but, yeah, what a great movie. kind of makes me interested in reading/watching 'death of a salesman' (which i haven't experienced since high school) to better understand what allusions/references i might've missed. 5/5.

i thought that movie was truly great. have you seen 'a separation' or 'the past' (also by farhadi)? if not, i think you'll find them very much worth watching. sexton will back me up on this, i'm pretty sure.

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I absolutely agree, every movie by Asghar Farhadi I've seen I found to be extremely powerful.

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Reply #71 posted 07/28/17 9:06pm

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Lady Macbeth (2016) - Set in 19th century rural England, young bride who has been sold into marriage to a middle-aged man discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.

Don't let the prim and proper-looking poster fool you, this movie is evil. It would be RodeoSchro's worst movie of the year if he saw it--even worse than Dunkirk. Twisted fare such as this appeals more to me, however. 3.5/5

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Reply #72 posted 07/28/17 9:26pm

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Is anyone seeing The Emoji Movie this weekend? smile

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Reply #73 posted 07/28/17 9:42pm

damosuzuki

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Is anyone seeing The Emoji Movie this weekend? smile

er....hahaha, fuck no.

i am going back to dunkirk tomorrow though.

& hopefully kiki's delivery service sunday!

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Reply #74 posted 07/28/17 9:51pm

namepeace

A Ghost Story (2017)

A ponderous meditation on living, and searching for meaning, in the past. Somehow an hour of Casey Affleck in Charlie Brown's Halloween costume seemed affecting. Great summer counterprogramming. Watching Rooney Mara eat her rage by gorging a pie for 5 minutes was uncomfortable, but satisfying.

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Reply #75 posted 07/29/17 5:40am

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namepeace said:

A Ghost Story (2017)

A ponderous meditation on living, and searching for meaning, in the past. Somehow an hour of Casey Affleck in Charlie Brown's Halloween costume seemed affecting. Great summer counterprogramming. Watching Rooney Mara eat her rage by gorging a pie for 5 minutes was uncomfortable, but satisfying.

starstarstar.25


Chris Stuckmann loved it.

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Reply #76 posted 07/29/17 8:07am

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sexton said:



Lady Macbeth (2016) - Set in 19th century rural England, young bride who has been sold into marriage to a middle-aged man discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.

Don't let the prim and proper-looking poster fool you, this movie is evil. It would be RodeoSchro's worst movie of the year if he saw it--even worse than Dunkirk. Twisted fare such as this appeals more to me, however. 3.5/5




falloff Not sure that's possible but now I might have to watch this movie, dang it! biggrin

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Reply #77 posted 07/29/17 8:42am

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The Big Sick

7.5/10

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Directed by Michael Showalter, produced by Judd Apatow.

That it's produced by Judd Apatow should tell you exactly what to expect.

I went to see it just because of it's great RT score. I went in mostly blind, just knowing it was based on a true story and I suggest you all do the same.

It's a funny/sad/culture-juxtaposing romcom about a young couple. One of which is a struggling stand-up comic.
It's a long movie too.

I think it's more cute than great. But a great lightweight movie to see if you're going to catch a film this weekend and don't want monsters and green screen.

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Reply #78 posted 07/29/17 12:12pm

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Is anyone seeing The Emoji Movie this weekend? smile


Just FYI:

'Emoji Movie' barely escapes 0% on Rotten Tomatoes

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Reply #79 posted 07/29/17 7:19pm

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Girls Trip was hilarious! Tiffany Haddish stole the whole movie.

Hey...
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Reply #80 posted 07/29/17 8:53pm

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Atomic Blonde
A very generous 7/10

A generous 7 on style and tone, and music a very sexy Charlize Theron.

Violent and unchohesive but well made. Did I mention Charlize looks sexy as hell.
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Reply #81 posted 07/30/17 2:36pm

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the big sick 3/5 an awful lot of this movie involved people talking about their feelings in a way that felt very artificial, even melodramatic & soap-opera-ish at times to me. there are some clever lines & funny moments (mostly involving holly hunter & ray romano) but i felt pretty indifferent to this overall.


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Reply #82 posted 07/30/17 10:11pm

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Maudie (2016) - An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

I saw this primarliy for Sally Hawkins who is outstanding as the titular character. Ethan Hawke is very good as well as Maud's husband. Otherwise, this is a standard biopic. 3.5/5

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Reply #83 posted 07/30/17 10:12pm

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RodeoSchro said:

sexton said:

Is anyone seeing The Emoji Movie this weekend? smile


Just FYI:

'Emoji Movie' barely escapes 0% on Rotten Tomatoes


No one was willing to take one for the team to see if it was as bad as the critics say? lol

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Reply #84 posted 07/31/17 9:04am

namepeace

Dasein said:

namepeace said:

A Ghost Story (2017)

A ponderous meditation on living, and searching for meaning, in the past. Somehow an hour of Casey Affleck in Charlie Brown's Halloween costume seemed affecting. Great summer counterprogramming. Watching Rooney Mara eat her rage by gorging a pie for 5 minutes was uncomfortable, but satisfying.

starstarstar.25


Chris Stuckmann loved it.


Some of the imagery stayed with me over the weekend. Really good film.

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Reply #85 posted 07/31/17 9:33am

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Atomic Blonde-A++++++++++++++

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #86 posted 07/31/17 11:07am

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Girl's Trip 3.5/5 It was fun, predictable, but fun.


Atomic Blonde 4/5

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Reply #87 posted 07/31/17 11:19am

damosuzuki

barton fink 4/5 my third or fourth viewing, i think. i've never quite fallen for barton fink, certainly not the way i have for my favourite coens. it's stuffed with great dialogue and scenes, a lot of them courtesy of john goodman, and like all their best movies, it definitely rewards repeat watches, but it's never completely come together in a satisfying way for me the way fargo does, to use the most obvious example.

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Reply #88 posted 07/31/17 11:31am

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Girl's Trip 3.5/5 It was fun, predictable, but fun.


Atomic Blonde 4/5

I give GT a 4.5

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Reply #89 posted 07/31/17 11:57am

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rdhull said:

morningsong said:

Girl's Trip 3.5/5 It was fun, predictable, but fun.


Atomic Blonde 4/5

I give GT a 4.5

too predictable, especially the ending. That grapefruit scene, though, omg.


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