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Old 12-06-2013, 07:28 PM   #12706
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Hockey is my favorite sport and I still haven't seen that. Thanks for the reminder

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Old 12-06-2013, 07:37 PM   #12707
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I enjoyed Goon. It was interesting that they pulled off a drama about hockey fighting.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:04 PM   #12708
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9/10

De Niro's acting in this film is amazing. Plays the part extremely well, great dialogue and action scenes aren't OTT. The scene where McCauley and Vincent are in the diner is greatness. I thought Pacino went a bit overboard with some of his lines (shouting too loudly etc.) but his acting was still great, I just thought De Niro was better.

Edit: Forgot to add, watching the film made me think GTA V was inspired by this film. Michael looks like McCauley, Trevor is similar to Wayne (murderous and psychotic), Vincent and Michael's families were falling apart because of their jobs and both wives ended up cheating and finally one of the heists in the game is based on the bonds truck heist in the film.

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Old 12-07-2013, 03:31 AM   #12709
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9/10

De Niro's acting in this film is amazing. Plays the part extremely well, great dialogue and action scenes aren't OTT. The scene where McCauley and Vincent are in the diner is greatness. I thought Pacino went a bit overboard with some of his lines (shouting too loudly etc.) but his acting was still great, I just thought De Niro was better.

Edit: Forgot to add, watching the film made me think GTA V was inspired by this film. Michael looks like McCauley, Trevor is similar to Wayne (murderous and psychotic), Vincent and Michael's families were falling apart because of their jobs and both wives ended up cheating and finally one of the heists in the game is based on the bonds truck heist in the film.

You've just seen 'Heat' now? Wow. While I think pacino since his "resurgence" after the 80s has overplayed EVERY SINGLE ROLE, (If he's excited, happy, angry etc he just gets LOUD) in Heat they had filmed him as being a coke addict, but then left that bit out. Having done cocaine and been around coke heads they are obnoxious and loud when all lit up. lol
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:41 AM   #12710
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:33 AM   #12711
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Only God Forgives: 4/10

Caught this on Netflix last night. Holy shit what a massive letdown. I loved 'Drive' and when I saw the trailer for this follow up I was psyched. But then it never got a US release and the reviews I read were not very encouraging. So I didn't get around to seeing it until then.

This movie was flat out awful. No redeeming qualities whatsoever. The acting was horrible- everyone seemed like they were auditioning to be the next Terminator. Everyone had this strange, ultra slow, robotic movement and delivery... like they were androids. Did not work at all from a stylistic or practical standpoint.

The cinematography was interesting at certain points but overall was like the film as a whole- completely over the top and vacuous. Hopefully this was just an experiment gone wrong from Winding Refn and he gets back on track for his next project.



The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford: 9/10

Got back from seeing this for the first time in a theater setting at the Museum of the Moving Image. I won a pair of tickets in an online haiku writing competition... never wrote one before that

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I've reviewed/spoken about this film several times here so I'll just say that this is a modern masterpiece and an instant classic. 2007 was an all time great year for film (No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood). And this is a film that was meant to be seen on the big screen. Having surround sound really makes the experience much better.

Andrew Dominik was there for a Q&A as this was the premiere event of the revival. Curses a lot but he said there was a longer cut that he felt was the perfect version he wanted released but WB was against it. Would love to see it one day. If you are in/near a city on the revival tour, try to get tickets.

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Old 12-08-2013, 12:55 AM   #12712
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I wish I could watch the Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford again for the first time, that shit is mesmerizing. Some people don't like narration like that, they think it dumbs down the audience and we should be aware of what the narration is saying without telling it to us.

In this case, I disagree. The narration added such new layers to the mindset of Jesse and Frank particularly that it was like reading a novel on screen. I agree with your review to the fullest. 2007 was such a crazy year for high quality films:

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Into the Wild
American Gangster
3:10 To Yuma
Eastern Promises
Boy A
Zodiac
The Diving Bell and The Butterfly

...and there's many others that are 'quality' as well
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:03 AM   #12713
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Only God Forgives: 4/10

Caught this on Netflix last night. Holy shit what a massive letdown. I loved 'Drive' and when I saw the trailer for this follow up I was psyched. But then it never got a US release and the reviews I read were not very encouraging. So I didn't get around to seeing it until then.

This movie was flat out awful. No redeeming qualities whatsoever. The acting was horrible- everyone seemed like they were auditioning to be the next Terminator. Everyone had this strange, ultra slow, robotic movement and delivery... like they were androids. Did not work at all from a stylistic or practical standpoint.

The cinematography was interesting at certain points but overall was like the film as a whole- completely over the top and vacuous. Hopefully this was just an experiment gone wrong from Winding Refn and he gets back on track for his next project.



The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford: 9/10

Got back from seeing this for the first time in a theater setting at the Museum of the Moving Image. I won a pair of tickets in an online haiku writing competition... never wrote one before that

Quick Background on the Event

I've reviewed/spoken about this film several times here so I'll just say that this is a modern masterpiece and an instant classic. 2007 was an all time great year for film (No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood). And this is a film that was meant to be seen on the big screen. Having surround sound really makes the experience much better.

Andrew Dominik was there for a Q&A as this was the premiere event of the revival. Curses a lot but he said there was a longer cut that he felt was the perfect version he wanted released but WB was against it. Would love to see it one day. If you are in/near a city on the revival tour, try to get tickets.

Didn't notice that when I made my redundant statement about 2007. MY BAD

I am currently watching David Fincher's The Game, one of the great contemporary atmospheric thrillers. This movie is a wild ride, even if the cause and effect of the events may be deemed a little implausible. Hell of a movie

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Old 12-08-2013, 01:18 AM   #12714
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I wish I could watch the Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford again for the first time, that shit is mesmerizing.

Tonight was the first time I saw it outside of a tv/computer screen and it felt like the first time. Seeing Deakin's masterful cinematography on a wide canvass coupled with the theater audio was an experience. The revival is planning on doing more screenings all over the country. I think they're going to Touscon next, LA in Feb. They are definitely planning more cities too.

I thought it was really cool that Dominik flew in from LA not only to screen the flick but also do the Q&A. Wasn't like an official WB thing, just a fan who enjoyed the flick so much he wanted to bring it back to the big screen. Really classy of a high profile guy like him to give back to fans like that

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Some people don't like narration like that, they think it dumbs down the audience and we should be aware of what the narration is saying without telling it to us.

In this case, I disagree. The narration added such new layers to the mindset of Jesse and Frank particularly that it was like reading a novel on screen.

Exactly. Normally I think narration in film is a lazy convention, going against the general rule of show don't tell. But when used correctly, it can add layers to a film. This is a perfect example (also anything Morgan Freeman narrates ). It was meant to feel like a novelization turned into moving images, that's exactly what Dominik and Deakins were explicitly trying to do. A lot of the narration was lifted word for word from the novel.

It didn't detract from the work, but definitely painted it with a great, unique brush stroke. Interesting fact- Dominik auditioned a ton of actors for the narrator role and originally wanted it to be a woman. It ended up being the assistant editor who got it. The audio in the film isn't even a polished track, more of a scratch track. He was so good in the raw read and sucked so much in the official studio recording (not being used to doing voiceovers he was self conscious and nervous) that they kept the original scratch track for the finished product.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:24 AM   #12715
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Another film in which that kind of in depth psycho analytical narration is really affective is 'Little Children,' directed by Todd Field starring Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Connelly & Jackie Earle Haley.

Check it out if you haven't. Fantastically truthful and explorative
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:31 PM   #12716
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Prisoners - 8/10

Am I the only one who disliked the ending?

Btw, do you guys see resemblance between Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal?
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:44 PM   #12717
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Prisoners - 8/10

Am I the only one who disliked the ending?

Btw, do you guys see resemblance between Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal?
Yes, I always used to confuse the two of them when they were younger.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:47 PM   #12718
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Frozen 8/10. Took the daughter on Thanksgiving morning, much better than the stuff Disney has put out recently. Felt like it came from the Little Mermaid / Beauty of the Beast time. Also had the message that you can't fall in love with someone in a day as they might be insane which I thank Disney for.

Seen it with my girlfriends little cousins. First time seeing a Disney movie in theaters wasn't bad at all. I'll also give it a 8/10
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:49 PM   #12719
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Yes, I always used to confuse the two of them when they were younger.

The entire time I thought that was the Spiderman guy until my friend caught me I'm like REALLY? dam. the resemblance is crazy
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:49 PM   #12720
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I'm nine episodes into the first season of The Sopranos. Great show. I can see why it's considered the GOAT. The writing is brilliant and it hits on every facet. Like a modern day, TV version of Goodfellas.

Plus, can't explain why cause she's not that attractive, but I really want to bang Meadow
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