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Old 01-22-2014, 11:40 PM   #13096
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:43 PM   #13097
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I feel like it could've done without the beach sequence, which was total montage, beautifully shot and scored. But the tone of the movie is pretty dry in that it's just conversation, so once I'm into it, I felt like getting taken out of that pace for a relatively lengthy sequence that had no dialogue, was a little disengaging. At one point I had felt it could've done without either the pizza carnival scene, or that beach scene, but the carnival sequence starts to reveal their symbiotic senses of humor. And it also has the critical conversation about his perception about the family eating. Those moments where they distinguish between the things he can percieve that she can't are critical to the theme of the movie being this emotional humanity. So to me the beach scene could've gone, but I'm not killing it for it.

I agree about your adressing the question. They're out in the cloud somewhere, consuming information, and probably think it's better for humanity to interact with itself more.
I found the inclusion of Alan Watts to be a great touch. He's a big Zen, Buddhist foundation, "letting go" sort of philospher who's work sort of touches on a lot of the films themes without getting overtly into him (Although I found the voice to be way off, not that I'd know).

There was also a fascinating article on Grantland positing this movie works in tandem with Lost in Translation, as that was Sophia Coppola's vision of the aftermath her relationship with Spike Jonze, and this was Jonze's vision of the aftermath of the same relationship, with Rooney Mara playing the role of Copola.

http://grantland.com/hollywood-prosp...-anti-twombly/

Actually, I didn't like the eyes closed running around at the carnival while getting directions from Samantha... I liked the dialogue about the man/woman/kids and aftermath more than the action. However, I did like the beach action a lot. Him sleeping and stuff.

Once Watts showed up I knew it was over haha. Not only was he smarter in real life, but a hyper ideal version of his intellect would be even better for something as interested in life as Samantha.

I'll check that article later, but I did think about the Sofia Coppola connection while I was watching the movie. Literally thought, "This might be his take on the end of the relationship." It might be a cool double feature to watch.

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Old 01-23-2014, 12:23 AM   #13098
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But WHERE did they go? I know it's intentionally ambiguous and open to interpretation. It reminds me if the Ender's Game books.
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:20 PM   #13099
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Reasonable Doubt - 7.5/10
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:16 PM   #13100
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Place Beyond The Pines- 8.5/10

This is a damn heavy story. Like some shit that you could envision being a crazy story in real life that would be 'stranger than fiction.' It has great acting, minus Bradley Cooper's son and his overdone Long Island 'accent.' Besides that all the characters are multi dimensional and well written, they feel like real people. None are really devoid of flaws or realistic characteristics. It's a great accomplishment. The central themes of father-son connection and generational impact are well done.

It's shot extremely well and I also found the unique 3 act structure to feel fresh and not choppy. It plays out like a sectioned tale of the harsh realities of life and the moral gray that exists which worked in an artistic choice for me. I wasn't too fond of the Bradley Cooper middle act with his police dealings with corruption because that's been done excessively but overall this is a very visceral film that felt more grounded to real life dynamics than most. It packed quite an emotional punch and the score complimented it very well. One of the best films of last year
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Her: 8.5/10 - The ending was sort of what killed it for me. I feel if Charlie Kaufman had been working alongside Spike on this film, it could've easily been a 10.

Lone Survivor: 7.5/10 - Some cheesy parts but the action is brutal and gripping. Would've been better if they didn't Hollywood-ize the ending.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:42 AM   #13102
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:20 AM   #13103
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Place Beyond The Pines- 8.5/10

This is a damn heavy story. Like some shit that you could envision being a crazy story in real life that would be 'stranger than fiction.' It has great acting, minus Bradley Cooper's son and his overdone Long Island 'accent.' Besides that all the characters are multi dimensional and well written, they feel like real people. None are really devoid of flaws or realistic characteristics. It's a great accomplishment. The central themes of father-son connection and generational impact are well done.

It's shot extremely well and I also found the unique 3 act structure to feel fresh and not choppy. It plays out like a sectioned tale of the harsh realities of life and the moral gray that exists which worked in an artistic choice for me. I wasn't too fond of the Bradley Cooper middle act with his police dealings with corruption because that's been done excessively but overall this is a very visceral film that felt more grounded to real life dynamics than most. It packed quite an emotional punch and the score complimented it very well. One of the best films of last year


I really enjoyed this too, and particularly liked the heavy act breaks. It felt almost like a parable. I sort of wish they didn't go with the super movie story ending in the third act, because like you said, the rest of it feels so incredibly gritty and real. I almost wished we'd just kept following both sides of the story without the intersection. But that said, what they did choose to do I felt they did really well.

I don't remember what I rated it at the time, but one of my oldest friends from High School did a ton of the editing on this thing, so I know I'm not especially unbiased when it comes to this, or any of the Cianfrance movies, because he's worked on all of them.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:57 PM   #13104
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Fruitvale Station - 8/10 Pretty sad and fvcked up.

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Old 01-24-2014, 11:31 PM   #13105
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:47 AM   #13106
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The Wolf of Wall Street

8.7/10

I thought it was too long.
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:19 AM   #13107
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Man Season 4 of the Sopranos has def been the weakest so far.

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Btw, Tony can be a real dumb boss sometimes. Dude killed his best earner for such a shitty reason

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The secret life of walter mitty

much better than i expected, 8/10
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:20 PM   #13109
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Donnie Darko, 7/10
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