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davy
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« Reply #275 on: Aug 16, 2009, 04:18:08 PM »

Ponyo was pretty fucking amazing. Probably the most outright beautifully-animated opening sequence in any Miyazaki film. A sweet and unassuming film in the vein of Totoro or Kiki's Delivery Service.

Definitely taking Finn to see that this week.

I myself saw All the King's Men last night and GI Joe this afternoon. Baroness saved it, and who would've expected that?!
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« Reply #276 on: Aug 16, 2009, 05:56:11 PM »

Is Baroness all, like, hot?
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davy
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« Reply #277 on: Aug 16, 2009, 06:04:19 PM »

hellz yeah, and Sienna Miller did well with what she was given in terms of characterization & dialogue. Plus, that particular subplot was probably the most compelling thing about the story.
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« Reply #278 on: Aug 16, 2009, 06:07:45 PM »

Back to the Future II is not nearly as great as I remember it being.
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« Reply #279 on: Aug 17, 2009, 11:25:42 AM »

Saw "Ponyo" and "The Hurt Locker" this weekend, both excellent in their own ways.  Like Black Amnesia said, Ponyo is very sweet and felt a bit more like a straight-up kids movie than some of Miyazaki's other works, but is none the worse for it.  The Hurt Locker was one of the most tension-filled movies I've ever seen.  Felt very believeable for the most part.  Really intense from beginning to end and would certainly rank among the best things I've seen so far this year.  Recommended.
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« Reply #280 on: Aug 17, 2009, 12:38:21 PM »

In The Loop was pretty fantastic, very funny, and I recommend it if you want to see a lot of angry British politicians and angry American politicians yelling at each other in the runup to war.
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« Reply #281 on: Aug 17, 2009, 12:39:14 PM »

Greg! Have you any interest in seeing District 9 with me this week?
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Greg Nog
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« Reply #282 on: Aug 17, 2009, 01:00:51 PM »

Okay!  Tonight?  Tuesday?  Wednesday?
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« Reply #283 on: Aug 17, 2009, 01:15:49 PM »

I've got stuff Tues & Weds... Tonight or Thursday would be best!
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« Reply #284 on: Aug 17, 2009, 01:27:57 PM »

Oh, wait -- I'm now hearing from friends that it's not particuarly great.  I'm having second thoughts about shelling out the eleven bucks.
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« Reply #285 on: Aug 17, 2009, 01:44:32 PM »

Fair enough. I'll probably download the bitch then. Already committed to seeing one movie this week, anyway.
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« Reply #286 on: Aug 17, 2009, 07:18:52 PM »

I'd like to chime in with more Ponyo love.  It was delightful and silly and fun.
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« Reply #287 on: Aug 17, 2009, 07:30:59 PM »

Fair enough. I'll probably download the bitch then. Already committed to seeing one movie this week, anyway.

district 9 was awesome man. you'd love it.
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« Reply #288 on: Aug 18, 2009, 03:12:58 AM »

Just watched My Kid Could Paint That. Been meaning to for a while. I expected it to be engaging and reflective, and it was. What I didn't expect was that it would be so intense, even chilling at times. It's left me feeling pretty uncomfortable.
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« Reply #289 on: Aug 18, 2009, 02:08:43 PM »

The Triplets of Belleville was this afternoon's entertainment. I loved it!
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« Reply #290 on: Aug 18, 2009, 02:10:05 PM »

I feel like people have told me to watch that multiple times.  I guess I'ma have to check it out now.
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« Reply #291 on: Aug 18, 2009, 07:40:05 PM »

Do!
We watched Vivre sa vie in film yesterday. The only films I seem to get to watch at the moment are the ones in class. Usually I find Godard a bore, but I really liked this.
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« Reply #292 on: Aug 18, 2009, 08:39:50 PM »

Godard's hit and miss, but he made some damn fine films.

'Course, I'm a philistine and will rep for Pierrot le fou Godard.
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« Reply #293 on: Aug 18, 2009, 08:47:17 PM »

You know, saying that you're not allowed to judge whether the book or the movie is better is like saying you're not allowed to judge whether a cover song is better or worse than the original.

So well put.

the only difference with the watchmen is that in many cases, the shots of the movie are the comic book panels. the end is different, but not much else... i think rather, rather, than considering it a 'cover song', one should examine if one expects less from comic books than one expects from movies, in which case, you weigh the identical failures differently.
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« Reply #294 on: Aug 18, 2009, 08:58:42 PM »

saw Flame & Citron. It was awesome.
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« Reply #295 on: Aug 21, 2009, 11:40:36 AM »

Went into District 9 perversely wanting either sanctimonious heavy-handed moralizing or really over-baked racial segregation allegory laid on thick like syrup and the sci-fi-procedural-ness of it kinda disappointed me. Also we need a moratorium on the mockumentary style of storytelling, that shit's lazy.
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« Reply #296 on: Aug 21, 2009, 11:44:21 AM »

saw Flame & Citron. It was awesome.

I liked it too!

Who else is going to Inglourious Basterds tonight?
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« Reply #297 on: Aug 21, 2009, 11:51:47 AM »

Not tonight, but soon, I assure you. Maybe on Tuesday when I can get cheap movie tickets. In fact, I should see if any of my peeps wanna go too. I think that movie will be a pretty triumphant group movie experience.
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« Reply #298 on: Aug 21, 2009, 11:54:10 AM »

So Fred Durst is making movies now?    Confused

Why did I not know that before I watched it...
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« Reply #299 on: Aug 21, 2009, 03:30:04 PM »

Who else is going to Inglourious Basterds tonight?

I might; just discovered that it was coming out today, so sent a text to the lady: "want to see new tarantino tonite?" she replied "yeah!" but I don't think she has any idea what it even is; the second I mention WWII, I envision her enthusiasm plummeting, but we'll see. I do remember her being really reluctant to watch the 3:10 to Yuma remake and then liking it more than I did, so maybe I can invoke that as precedent if necessary (war movies and westerns being all the same in her eyes, I suspect: "the movies my dad and brother watch")
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