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Old 09-07-2010, 11:50 PM   #4471
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just saw cloverfield, i'll give it a 3.5/5

did anyone else get a little motion sickness when you saw this movie?

just a little
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:58 PM   #4472
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nice to see another Wong Kar Wai fan on board. Man I have such respect for east asian cinema and auteurs like WKW. I have basically viewed his entire work collection even the ill attempted My Blueberry Nights.

WKW is up there along with Gus Van Sant, David Lynch, Cronenberg, Bertollucci, Mendes, etc as one of my favorite contemporary directors. His use of color, sense of style, poetic dialogues, ability to elicit such great acting, is unparralelled.

My favorite movie from him is Days of Being Wild tho. Have you seen it?

And I would also go g@y for takeshi kaneshiro. Dude is smoking.

EDIT back on topic, The last movie I saw was Star Wars III. I enjoyed it, mostly because of natalie portman.

Never caught it in theaters. I still think the new trilogy gets unnecessary hate. Cinematicaly speaking it's no worse than the original trilogy.
I have not seen many films from the other directors you mentioned but I have WKW as #1 for me right now.

I have not seen Days of being wild. I have seen: 2046, In the Mood for Love, Fallen Angels, My Blueberry Nights and Happy Together.
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Old 09-11-2010, 03:50 AM   #4473
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And now I've finally finished WKW's 60s trilogy. Curiously enough I've watched them backwards starting from 2046. 2046 was the first WKW movie I saw. At the time I didn't really understand his style but instantly fell in love with the cinematography and although I couldn't accurately place the feelings and mood that watching the film placed me in I knew I wanted to see more.

Now having watched all of the trilogy as well as Fallen Angels and Happy Together, and having gathered some of my own life experience to compare, I have an even deeper appreciation for the themes and feelings that pervade WKW's movies and the ambiguous, often muted approach he and his actors/actresses use to express these thoughts.

I won't talk about the cinematography too much, but its very similar to his other works with Christopher Doyle. The claustrophobic settings, interesting angles and vivid color palettes are all there, although there seems to be a veil of haze that hangs over Days of Being Wild that differentiates itself from the saturated color tones of his later works. Another thing I noticed was that WKW had already refined many of his visual techniques in Days of Being Wild, and thus I take back my point about Fallen Angels being a more raw and unpolished demonstration of WKW's technique. While I didn't enjoy some of the camera angles and camera movement of Fallen Angels, they were definitely intentional and not too experimental.

On the thematic front, one point that I really gathered after watching DoBW and the entire trilogy is how dangerous and viral a jarring emotional moment can be. York's (Leslie Cheung's playboy self-centered character) careless behavior with Su Li Zhen's heart sets in motion a chain of events that has a life-changing effect on numerous character's lives throughout the trilogy. Li Zhen clearly is never the same after her breakup with York, leading her to an unhappy marriage and being afraid of exposing herself to readily to true love again, causing her to miss her opportunity with Chow which leads to his behavior with the women in 2046. In a more immediate fashion York's actions also causes misery for Tide, Zeb and Mimi. You can even draw this further back by attributing York's behavior to the selfishness of Rebecca, his foster mother who holds back on telling York who his true mother is so he will stay with her. Thus one act of selfish behavior can exponentially duplicate itself and spread misery across decades and countries. Something to keep in mind.

I definitely need to watch the entire trilogy again, since its been over half a decade since I watched 2046, but while this is only an informal trilogy, I feel DoBW is pretty essential to further fleshing out Maggie Cheung's character and provides crucial reasons for the mood of the latter two films. I personally would probably rank my WKW films as:

1a. Fallen Angels

1b. In the Mood for Love

3. Days of Being Wild

4. 2046 (might change with another viewing)

5. Happy Together (Didn't really feel as satisfied with this one right after I watched it but it's growing on me)

6. My Blueberry Nights

8.5/10
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Old 09-11-2010, 03:53 AM   #4474
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Death at a Funeral (2007) - 8/10


Death at a Funeral (2010) - 8.5/10
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:35 AM   #4475
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Really enjoyed this movie, a powerful drama. Directed by Ben affleck and starring his brother Casey affleck.

Casey affleck plays a Bostonian private investigator hired by a family to help search for their lost daughter.

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Great movie (imo).

Ben Affleck did a terrific job directing. His new flick (The Town) looks just as gritty.

BTW, Casey's character (Patrick Kenzie) is awesome. If you liked G.B.G, you'll definitely like the 1st novel in that detective series (Kenzie & Gennaro).




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Old 09-11-2010, 06:35 AM   #4476
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Saw expendables last week. D-
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:27 PM   #4477
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Awesome movie. The protagonist's growth and development is very natural and organic. I love prison movies mostly because they are kind of like gang war movies but mixed with a lot of deception and quick thinking due to the restricted environment. Only part I didn't enjoy was the continued haunting of the first guy he murdered. Seemed a little unnecessary.

10/10
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:14 PM   #4478
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Awesome movie. The protagonist's growth and development is very natural and organic. I love prison movies mostly because they are kind of like gang war movies but mixed with a lot of deception and quick thinking due to the restricted environment. Only part I didn't enjoy was the continued haunting of the first guy he murdered. Seemed a little unnecessary.

10/10
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:38 PM   #4479
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is she dancing or having sex?
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:44 PM   #4480
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Couples Retreat

4 stars out of 10

I waited for it to get funny, and I waited, and I waited.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:00 AM   #4481
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Pretty good. One of those flicks where you have a bunch of separate stories that all end up intermingling and affecting one another. Pretty smartly done too; everything you see is shed in a new light from a different perspective later on. There are several funny bits too. On, and it's also where the following gif is from:

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so kinda like Vantage Point?
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:44 AM   #4482
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Chris Nolan's "Following"
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:06 AM   #4483
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Watched Primer but I have to watch again to rate properly...
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:15 AM   #4484
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I watched "Date Night" with Steve Carell and Tina Fey last night with the missus, and it was a fairly entertaining popcorn flick.

Lots of great cameos, good chemistry between Carell/Fey, and a fair amount of intentional and unintentional comedy.

6.2/10

(on my scale of 1-10, 5.5 is considered an 'average' movie, so a 6.2 is above average)
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:31 PM   #4485
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Is that Swank in that gif?
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