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Old 02-18-2014, 10:56 PM   #12361
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This might sound weird but Before Midnight may have had a larger emotional impact on me than 12 Years a Slave. It was such a brutally honest movie and the last 30 minutes of it constantly slap you in the face with the reality of life and relationships. I've never seen a movie that is such a close reflection of reality like Before Midnight. For a movie that's nothing more than dialogue, it was tough to watch and had me thinking so much after it was over. Amazing movie. It's right up there with Gravity for my fave of the year.

Have you watched any French New Wave films?

A lot of them are quite like Before Midnight (admittedly, I like the New Wave films a lot more), so if you've haven't I advise you check them out
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:02 PM   #12362
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Have you watched any French New Wave films?

A lot of them are quite like Before Midnight (admittedly, I like the New Wave films a lot more), so if you've haven't I advise you check them out
I've really only seen a couple of the "big" ones. Loved Breathless. The 400 Blows was solid but I didn't connect with it that much. I have Last Year at Marienbad but haven't gotten around to watching it yet.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:05 PM   #12363
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Have you watched any French New Wave films?

A lot of them are quite like Before Midnight (admittedly, I like the New Wave films a lot more), so if you've haven't I advise you check them out

My thread needs your knowledge.

Go rank your faves here: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=320879
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:06 PM   #12364
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I have Last Year at Marienbad but haven't gotten around to watching it yet.

The OOP Criterion Blu?

Damn, I wish I had started collecting sooner. Really want that.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:18 PM   #12365
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I've really only seen a couple of the "big" ones. Loved Breathless. The 400 Blows was solid but I didn't connect with it that much. I have Last Year at Marienbad but haven't gotten around to watching it yet.

Check out Le Mepris by Godard (guy who did Breathless).

It's his attempt at a big-budget, star-studded film, but it's an amazing mediation (if you can call it that) of the characters' relationships.

Plus Fritz Lang acts in it. Fritz Lang!
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:22 PM   #12366
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The OOP Criterion Blu?

Damn, I wish I had started collecting sooner. Really want that.
No. I wish. Once that went OOP, it was impossible to find it at any non-insane price. I bought the Studio Canal release on Amazon UK.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Last-Y...-Blu-ray/5801/
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:25 PM   #12367
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No. I wish. Once that went OOP, it was impossible to find it at any non-insane price. I bought the Studio Canal release on Amazon UK.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Last-Y...-Blu-ray/5801/

I have the exact copy. Very good movie, if you don't mind being mind****ed the entire time
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:41 PM   #12368
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No. I wish. Once that went OOP, it was impossible to find it at any non-insane price. I bought the Studio Canal release on Amazon UK.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Last-Y...-Blu-ray/5801/

Ahh nice, didn't even know that existed. Definitely going to have to pick up a copy. The Criterion re-selling market is even more bloodsucking and exorbitant than the Air Jordan re-selling market. Obscene premiums.
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:31 AM   #12369
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10/10

Very emotional movie that strikes a cord with you that you'd rather not have struck, but it needs to be so you can understand the gravity of the situation. A couple parts made me tear up. It's just one of those things that makes your mind not comprehend why human beings can be so devastating to each other.
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:01 AM   #12370
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Dallas Buyers Club. 9/10. Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto did an amazing job. Crazy how much weight they lost to play their roles. I know we've all went through all those sex ed classes and the importance of having protected sex. But this movie just makes you feel the pain of someone whose been diagnosed with AIDS.
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:16 AM   #12371
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Holy shit I didn't even realize that was Jared Leto when I watched it.

Me either till I read the credits.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:51 PM   #12372
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The Lego Movie

9/10

Very well done. Had a lot of funny parts in it and was fun to watch.


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Old 02-19-2014, 03:47 PM   #12373
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Holy shit I didn't even realize that was Jared Leto when I watched it.
Odd, I knew it right anyway when I saw him/her.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:02 PM   #12374
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Robocop- 6.5/10

Decent and entertaining enough. Far inferior to the original, which I'd give an 8.5.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:20 PM   #12375
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10/10

Very emotional movie that strikes a cord with you that you'd rather not have struck, but it needs to be so you can understand the gravity of the situation. A couple parts made me tear up. It's just one of those things that makes your mind not comprehend why human beings can be so devastating to each other.

Surprised at this interpretation of the movie. I was totally going in expecting to feel like this...but the movie never even came close to getting there for me. I just never felt that emotional in this movie. We never really get very close to Solomon and only get a vague story of his past which seems to be used as a plot device to help the viewer feel as though they’ve been ripped from their own family. Add to this that he doesn’t get many lines in the movie. I would go so far as to say all the characters in the movie are incredibly shallow and single faceted with the exception of Fassbender's character (I think he should win the oscar for this role) and possibly Cumberbatch's character (less so). The scenes are drawn on for too long (used to create discomfort in the audience) and it just feels like the films messages are being shoved down your throat. I find it pretentious...clearly others interpret it differently. In my opinion, this movie was only made as oscar-bait. Her, American Hustle, and Dallas Buyers Club (just saw this) were all significantly better than this. Hell, Prisoners was much better and impressed many of the same themes onto the audience.

As mentioned above, I just saw Dallas Buyers Club and it's a truly great movie and much more emotional that 7 yrs a slave. The only possible things I could find wrong with it were it was: 1) a bit preachy about "natural" and "organic" things being best and 2) lost pacing towards the end (climax probably happened with 30 mins to go in the movie..the rest felt like an epilogue).

Anyway, overall I'm very impressed with the majority of the Oscar movies this year. Much better than the past few years IMO.

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