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Old 02-24-2013, 04:01 PM   #12136
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It is generally considered body horror, which Cronenberg is a master of.

Interesting, I've never heard the term 'body horror.' The make-up effects in The Fly are so wonderful. The CGI today doesn't hold a candle to the make-up and creativity they used to use.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:43 PM   #12137
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Killer Joe.

Pretty f*cked up, especially the end there. Decently entertaining but nothing special. 6/10, when you're bored and need to kill time type movie.

Killing Them Softly - just not very good at all. Forces its political message and the scenes full of James Gandolfini's ramblings were overwrought, boring, and completely immaterial. No character development, no interesting characters. Just blah. It's not garbage, but it's a 5/10 at best.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:59 PM   #12138
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Interesting, I've never heard the term 'body horror.' The make-up effects in The Fly are so wonderful. The CGI today doesn't hold a candle to the make-up and creativity they used to use.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_horror
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:09 PM   #12139
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This weekend I watched 2 movies

django unchained - was semi decent up until samuel jackson was in it, he was terrible, over acting and annoying. Usual tarantino rubbish though that relies on violence and shock to make kids like it. 4/10

hitchcock - pretty good movie. Already liked the old pyscho so that was a plus for me. They could have cast hitchcock better as he just acted like hopkins the whole movie. 7/10
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:35 PM   #12140
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It is generally considered body horror, which Cronenberg is a master of.

If you're a Cronenberg fan, I definitely recommend his interviews and the book Cronenberg on Cronenberg. He's one of the most interesting directors to listen to talk about his own work, because he usually has so many ideas underneath what he shows on screen.

I got to see him talk about two years ago when A Dangerous Method came out.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:01 PM   #12141
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If you're a Cronenberg fan, I definitely recommend his interviews and the book Cronenberg on Cronenberg. He's one of the most interesting directors to listen to talk about his own work, because he usually has so many ideas underneath what he shows on screen.

I got to see him talk about two years ago when A Dangerous Method came out.

That sounds cool. I will look into those things on youtube. I never get around to reading books for fun though.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:02 PM   #12142
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Les Miserables was a chore to sit through. What a waste of what I think were good sets except that I couldn't tell because nearly every damn shot was a close-up of an actor's face. Anything scene that didn't have Hugh Jackman in it was unbearable. Too damn long.

The best picture noms, IMO:

1. The Life of Pi
2. Argo
3. Django Unchained
4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
5. Zero Dark Thirty
6. Amour
7. Lincoln
8. Silver Linings Playbook
9. Les Miserables


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Pi
Beasts
0 D 30

Django
Argo

Lincoln
Silver Linings

And I haven't seen Amour or Les Mis. I'd like to see Amour, just haven't gotten to it, while Les Mis I have no interest in.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:28 PM   #12143
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I can't get used to these expanded Best Picture nominations.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:37 PM   #12144
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I can't get used to these expanded Best Picture nominations.
It's fine as long as it gives great smaller movies like Beasts more attention when it might have been overlooked by inferior but mroe hyped stuff like Les Mis or SLP in a 5-movie race.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:50 PM   #12145
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Well I think pictures like Les Mis wouldn't even make the list.

Also what did you think of the last song in Les Mis? That's the one that stuck in my head.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:59 PM   #12146
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Well I think pictures like Les Mis wouldn't even make the list.

Also what did you think of the last song in Les Mis? That's the one that stuck in my head.
I was in a stroke-like stupor by the end of that movie. The only songs I really remember are Anne Hathaway begging the audience to cry for her, the decently catchy one about the red flag or something, and Russell Crowe not sucking for once during **SPOILERS** Javert's suicide. Oh and Sasha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter in their first song that seemed like it lasted for 20 goddamn minutes. Every scene with them was excruciating.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:04 PM   #12147
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Javert's fall sounded like pumpkin getting squashed. So many godawful directional choices in the film.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:45 AM   #12148
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Magic Mike - 4.5/10

Half baked characters. Lacking in drama.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:20 AM   #12149
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I saw Miller's Crossing for the first two two or three days ago. Byrne is good but really not a very good film. Tone is off. Visually it's very plainly abrasive, lacking in subtlety. It's pretty much a gangster satire, wrapped in some black comedy and old-style romanticized Hollywood gangster and nostalgic novelty. Altogether, it just lacked.


I also rewatched Glengarry Glen Ross and Punch-Drunk Love. Both are great. Punch-Drunk Love is better but both were top 10 films of their year. Pacino got a well-deserved nod but I wonder if they tried pushing Lemmon as the lead...I think it's a clear ensemble (albeit a somewhat small one), with no one really standing out. Lemmon is as good as he's ever been. Ed Harris is also terrific. Pacino is just...so good.


Sandler does very well in Punch-Drunk Love and Emily Watson is terrific, as I remembered. Paul Thomas Anderson deserved a director nomination...he's conducting an orchestra. Terrific.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:25 PM   #12150
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I saw Miller's Crossing for the first two two or three days ago. Byrne is good but really not a very good film. Tone is off. Visually it's very plainly abrasive, lacking in subtlety. It's pretty much a gangster satire, wrapped in some black comedy and old-style romanticized Hollywood gangster and nostalgic novelty. Altogether, it just lacked.

One of my favorite Coen Brothers movies. Still quote it regularly. It's just a completely different style from realism and if you are expecting that it can be jarring.

Love the Jon Polito character, Johnny Caspar, who I think you might be thinking of when you mention abrasive. However, I love the tone of it too, totally love the stylized dialogue and stylized acting and look of the movie. Subtlety is definitive not what they were going for is some scenes, but those scenes also exist among scenes like this which is among the most exuberantly filmed gangster scenes ever. You could tell how much fun they had putting this scene together and it works fantastic with the music.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3m...s#.USuqFqJ-kig

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The only criticism I would make of it, is there were a couple of dolly shots where they rushed to a close up that don't work for me....yes a bit abrasive...but they weren't enough to take me out of the movie.
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