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Postby caramba » 12 Apr 2018, 12:45

Jeemo wrote:I hate his films. Don't get the appeal at all.


Ditto. Too clever by two thirds for my tastes I'm afraid

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby hippopotamus » 12 Apr 2018, 13:21

caramba wrote:
Jeemo wrote:I hate his films. Don't get the appeal at all.


Ditto. Too clever by two thirds for my tastes I'm afraid


What does that mean?
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Postby Goat Boy » 12 Apr 2018, 16:07

I don't find them too clever.

I do find them annoying from what I've seen though
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Postby PENK » 12 Apr 2018, 16:29

I find him irritating and hollow but he can be amusing and imaginative too.

For someone renowned for his visual style, though, those dogs look really rubbish.

And he looks like a nonce.
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Postby hippopotamus » 12 Apr 2018, 19:30

PENK wrote:I find him irritating and hollow but he can be amusing and imaginative too.

For someone renowned for his visual style, though, those dogs look really rubbish.

And he looks like a nonce.



:lol: I like the personal attack style film review.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby hippopotamus » 12 Apr 2018, 19:37

Goat Boy wrote:I don't find them too clever.

I do find them annoying from what I've seen though



I think it's a bit of a pity he's become such an Entity. The more I think of it, the more I don't think it makes much sense to lump all his films together, as though they are all trying to achieve the same thing. I suppose if you found his camera angles and general aesthetic offensive, that would probably be grounds to dismiss them all... and that's okay. I like some, I don't like some, I love two or three.
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Postby Goat Boy » 12 Apr 2018, 20:02

I find him punchable. He's the kind of man I'd probably sneer at in the street.

I quite liked Rushmore though but I don't think he ever fulfilled his early promise.

I hated Moonrise Kingdom and the Darjeeling Limited. The Grand Budapest Hotel seemed to get really good reviews but I'd turned off by that point. Maybe he's matured, I dunno, but I really don't feel like I'm missing out.
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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 12 Apr 2018, 20:47

I really enjoyed The Grand Budapest Hotel. It's a romp. So much fun.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 12 Apr 2018, 21:48

Yeah, I liked The Grand Budapest Hotel, but I haven't seen anything else he's made. He definitely looks like a nonce though, and his suit offends me.
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Postby Matt Wilson » 13 Apr 2018, 05:19

There's been too much talk about highbrow directors like Wes Anderson, time to take it to a more lowbrow level. A level I'm much more comfortable with.

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Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke

The beginning of stoner comedy. There had been a few albums before this, and there would be a few more films after (the second of which is worth your time as well), but this is the one best remembered by aficionados. It's not great, and you really should not watch it straight. Get as high as you can take it, and then throw this on. If you're not laughing within a few minutes, it's not for you. And there's nothing wrong with that.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 15 Apr 2018, 21:48

I'm keeping it lowbrow, too:

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Probably the best Final Destination since the second one, though it loses steam in the middle, it's hard to keep the mousetrap-style convoluted deaths interesting, and the eye-surgery scene just doesn't work at all. It's also distracting that one of the actors looks like Tom Cruise trying to hide behind enormous eyebrows.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Goat Boy » 15 Apr 2018, 21:51

Darkness_Fish wrote:I'm keeping it lowbrow, too:



Don't you always? :lol:
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 15 Apr 2018, 22:10

Hmph. I'll have you know Friday 13th Part 6 is criminally underrated...


and cinematography and stuff.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby hippopotamus » 15 Apr 2018, 22:36

I was trying to be a good friend, so I was roped into seeing

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I don't watch a lot of horror. If this is a good example of it, it's why I don't watch horror.
I thought it was really really stupid.

What's his name with the youngest face in the world, Alex Lawther (apparently) was really really good.
Everthing else was a bit moronic. I'd be interested to find out if I'm just a high brow snob and I don't get to rate these things anymore.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby pcqgod » 16 Apr 2018, 17:11

The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

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I remember seeing trailers for this movie back in the mid-80's but I never got around to watching it until now. It's pretty much everything I expected knowing the director: quirky, funny, very human and occasionally touching, filled with strong characters and lifelike dialogue.

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018)

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HBO documentary that traces the career of Elvis Presley from his early days growing up in Mississippi up to his death, exploring his wide range of influences and his desire to follow his muse, which put him at odds with his management and the music buying public on occasion. It's constructed from archival footage and new and old interviews from contemporaries, musicians he worked with and other important people in his life, music historians and admirers, and the man himself.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 16 Apr 2018, 17:54

Is it any good?
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby pcqgod » 16 Apr 2018, 19:24

The Elvis documentary? I thought it was well-made. How much you like it might depend on how interesting you find the topic and how many fawning comments from Tom Petty you care to hear.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 16 Apr 2018, 20:22

I can mute TP :)
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Postby echolalia » 17 Apr 2018, 00:17

Oldies.

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The above by Fritz Lang. It's a very raw title! I liked it better than The Big Heat. It’s a gricer’s delight with all the train footage. Ellen = Audrey Horne. She's his only hope if he's going to keep his engine on the rails.

Henry Hathaway's on-board skulduggery doesn't match up to Lang's.

WHtBJ is a grievously fucked up picture I'd like to watch again. There's stuff going on in there... sometimes you don't know which decade you're in at all. But then neither does Baby Jane.

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Quaco » 17 Apr 2018, 02:24

toomanyhatz wrote:Image

A bit disappointing, frankly. A bit cartoonish - some of the dialog in particular reads like a high school history assignment - though the acting is generally good - particularly Bruce Dern as Joe Kennedy.

Unless you're really interested in the incident - which the movie speculates on, but really doesn't offer any new facts - it's not worth rushing to see. A decent TV movie masquerading as important cinema.

I haven't seen it, but read an article saying it did indeed offer new facts -- facts that weren't true! Seemed like it mischaracterized a number of things for sensationalistic purposes, (hopefully not) creating a new public narrative about this incident.
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