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AzuJOD at 2:56AM, June 7, 2011
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I just saw X-Men: First Class. It was like an old James Bond movie with superheroes in it! I enjoyed it!
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Abt_Nihil at 3:10AM, June 7, 2011
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I also saw The Fisher King which is a problematical movie but Mecedes Ruehl is really the reason to watch it, not Robin Williams.
I remember really liking the first half and hating the second. Which was very strange… I usually like Gilliam's movies. Not that they're all great.
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ayesinback at 7:33AM, June 7, 2011
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… I usually like Gilliam's movies. Not that they're all great.

I really like many of Gilliam's movies, but after Tideland I couldn't blindly jump on the Gilliam band wagon. Have you seen that one?

I guess you might be able to call it “great” – but it was way more intense and bizarre than what I thought I was getting into.
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Abt_Nihil at 8:54AM, June 7, 2011
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You're right. I didn't care much for Tideland. It had some scenes I enjoyed, but all in all, it seemed pointless and some bits were uncomfortable to watch. I actually watched Tideland when it premiered at the Munich Filmfestival, and Terry Gilliam was present. He took questions afterwards, and seemed pretty defensive - as if he'd already taken some heat for it and didn't really want to talk about it.

Needless to say, the The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus premiere a few years later went much better :-)
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ttyler at 1:45AM, June 16, 2011
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True Grit.
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Fuego at 10:02AM, June 16, 2011
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I have the memory of a goldfish, but this was like early May so I'll say either Five Easy Pieces or Tamala 2010 (Really fookin' weird). Now that I don't get Turner Classic Movies anymore I don't watch much of anything.
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mlai at 12:03AM, June 17, 2011
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Without giving away the plot, what was the big negative hubbub regarding Tideland? Why do some critics say it was either great, or really really bad (depending on your perception)? Does it contain child pornography or something? Otherwise I don't see why the reviews comment in that manner.

I hear it was successful in Japan. Yes, that's why I questioned on possible child porn. Sue me.

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bravo1102 at 2:20AM, June 17, 2011
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From Dusk till Dawn.

Keep your emo teens, this was a movie about vampires! This was good. The word vampire is nowhere on any of the packaging so I went in thinking it was another caper film.

And of course Selma Heyek was in it. I feel inspired as I always do whenever I see my muse. ;)

I'm going to dig out my copy of Lost Boys now.
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Genejoke at 3:21AM, June 17, 2011
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From dusk til dawn is one of my favourite movies. Probably George clooneys best film.
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Abt_Nihil at 5:17AM, June 17, 2011
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Without giving away the plot, what was the big negative hubbub regarding Tideland? Why do some critics say it was either great, or really really bad (depending on your perception)? Does it contain child pornography or something? Otherwise I don't see why the reviews comment in that manner.

I hear it was successful in Japan. Yes, that's why I questioned on possible child porn. Sue me.
“Child pornography” comes pretty close. It has some very uncomfortable scenes between a young girl and a mentally handicapped man. And we're talking about Terry Gilliam, so these scenes are bizarre rather than “sensitive” or “cute”.

However, I don't think that justifies loving or hating the whole movie. It just makes watching it more uncomfortable. I can't say how anyone could claim it's extremely good or extremely bad. I thought it was a rather mediocre movie, and depending on your tastes, you'll like it, or you won't… or you'll be on the “meh” side, like myself.
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Genejoke at 5:24AM, June 17, 2011
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and depending on your tastes, you'll like it, or you won't… or you'll be on the “meh” side, like myself.


Doesn't that apply to just about anything? :)

I watched ride with the devil. it's okay. Some great touches but didn't quite hit the spot.
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ayesinback at 8:31AM, June 17, 2011
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Re Tideland: I think it received extreme reviews because it is Original, and I think some people are so ennui'd that Anything original = good.

Gilliam is fantastic for challenging the boundaries, which I usually like, but what was most difficult for me was that the movie seemed to be trying to find ironic humor out of hardcore despair.

I am a big fan of the ironic, but this film depicted some gruesome situations. Not pedophilic per se but imagining a real child undergoing these situations so saddened me it was almost almost sickening. And one of them, preparing the hits for her junky parents, was because it was altogether believable that this does happen (the other situations, not as much).

On the DVD, Gilliam actually recorded himself providing a warning - and if I recall correctly, claimed that this was an homage to children's ability to survive.



Dusk to Dawn, ey? I'll have to check it out. Loved Lost Boys
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ozoneocean at 9:11AM, June 17, 2011
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Best vampire film I have ever seen in my whole life was Blood and Donuts, a 1995 Canadian film by Holy Dale.

Unfortunately the only trailers I could find are badly dubbed in German…



That film was right up my ally- cool, funky, stylish, looks beautiful intelligent, AND funny. I even have a man-crush on the star. It's that good.

…Bad Ozone… hasn't watched any films recently :(
 
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Abt_Nihil at 9:33AM, June 17, 2011
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Best vampire film I have ever seen in my whole life was Blood and Donuts, a 1995 Canadian film by Holy Dale.
Hey, I recognized David Cronenberg in that trailer!
Guess I need to find it on DVD, eh?
I vaguely remember that I saw “Near Dark”, which was a rather cool vampire movie, I think… which I've just been reminded of.
BTW, funny to see you link something in German (German being my native language)! ^_^

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Abt_Nihil
and depending on your tastes, you'll like it, or you won't… or you'll be on the “meh” side, like myself.

Doesn't that apply to just about anything? :)
Haha! I just meant, some dispositions based on taste can be overridden by reason! Reason applying to particular good movies which don't fit your “innate” tastes :3

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Re Tideland …
I think a lot of what you're saying does apply. However, I didn't find it particularly original in context of what Gilliam is known for. Meaning, I had higher expectations regarding originality before watching Tideland and felt let down.
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Abt_Nihil at 9:37AM, June 17, 2011
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I just saw X-Men: First Class. It was like an old James Bond movie with superheroes in it! I enjoyed it!
Yup, I also saw it and loved it! It exceeded my expectations and has taken its place among my favorite Marvel comic book adaptations… probably in my top 5. I actually liked it a bit better than the first two X-Men movies (which I also quite liked).
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mlai at 5:25PM, June 17, 2011
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Saw X-men: FC and it was indeed good. Like a British The Avengers but with superpowers. All Xavier needed was a cane-sword. I also liked the fact that all of the charas are de-powered, since they were untrained. Including Prof X and Magneto.

It had less star power than the first 2 movies (you can't beat Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart on the screen at the same time), but otherwise the script and characters were just as good.

The one thing that didn't make sense was Magneto needing Prof X's help to hang on to a plane. C'mon, just make your hand magnetic, dude. That's basic, you don't need training for that.

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ozoneocean at 12:18AM, June 18, 2011
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The one thing that didn't make sense was Magneto needing Prof X's help to hang on to a plane. C'mon, just make your hand magnetic, dude. That's basic, you don't need training for that.
Most aircraft bodies aren't steel though…
 
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skoolmunkee at 1:13AM, June 18, 2011
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Let's see, I most recently “watched” Terminator Salvation and The Watchmen.

That's in quotations because it went like this:

T:S - Got bored, guessed the rest of the main plot and the ending about half an hour in, watched at 4x to see if I was missing any cool explosions.

Watchmen - Watched with increasing annoyance until Dr Manhattan's history part, then immediately realized the only way to watch this movie is at 2x, stopping to watch all the parts with Dr Manhattan in.


3:10 to Yuma and A Scanner Darkly arrived in the mail today so I'll probably watch one of those this weekend, now that I have some time. :]
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ozoneocean at 1:24AM, June 18, 2011
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3:10 to Yuma
I saw the original the other day, just because it happened to be on TV at the time while I was sewing and I didn't even know what it was till near the end… Anyway, Brilliant film!
Even though it's an old black and white 1950s-60s cowboy movie It's still utterly riveting, serious and interesting.
Very impressive.
 
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Genejoke at 3:10AM, June 18, 2011
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The new one is kind of slow, not too bad a film though. A scanner darkly though is goddamn awful.
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Abt_Nihil at 5:12AM, June 18, 2011
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Watchmen - Watched with increasing annoyance until Dr Manhattan's history part, then immediately realized the only way to watch this movie is at 2x, stopping to watch all the parts with Dr Manhattan in.
I thought the actors portraying The Comedian and Rorschach were pretty good, though. So I'd watch their scenes too :P

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3:10 to Yuma and A Scanner Darkly arrived in the mail today so I'll probably watch one of those this weekend, now that I have some time. :]
I loved 3:10 to Yuma, but have very mixed feelings about A Scanner Darkly (didn't hate it though like Genejoke did). Would love to hear your opinion.
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ozoneocean at 5:27AM, June 18, 2011
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I thought the actors portraying The Comedian and Rorschach were pretty good, though. So I'd watch their scenes too :P
Are they also naked?
 
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Abt_Nihil at 6:06AM, June 18, 2011
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I thought the actors portraying The Comedian and Rorschach were pretty good, though. So I'd watch their scenes too :P
Are they also naked?
Oh. I didn't realize skoolmunkee is biased :P
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Genejoke at 7:24AM, June 18, 2011
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multiple version of the same man and big blue making regular appearances… I can imagine some women might go for that. I actually like the watchmen film, it's taken me a number of viewings to reach that opinion but I like it.
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I Am The 1337 Master at 7:29AM, June 18, 2011
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Tideland
I rather want to see that one…
Don't care if it really does have child porn.




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Watchmen
Loved and hated at the same time.

Loved that it followed the book and the title scene.

Hated the actors with a burning passion and how it didn't use all the parts of the book (the newspaper stand, all the symbolism of Kristallnacht, how you see all the minor characters bodies at the end-such as the watch seller and the ‘dyke’ cabbie).

The actors I did like were the Comedian, Nite Owl (surprisingly!), and occasionally Rorshac did a good job. He could have done better though. Like in not using the voice. -_-. Or maybe a more convincing one.

And then I looked over those six pages probably hundreds of times to make sure I didn't miss anything or anyone. Took me a while to get the Kristallnacht meaning and suchnot.

…and Manhattan's dingy is really blurry in the movie…





Anyway, what's stupid though is that I haven't finished V for Vendetta and want to know if they were good with that. (don't blame me, i've barely seen anything)






But the last movie I saw was one I got for $5 at FYE for buying something else with it:
Public Enemies

That was one damn good movie. Its really hard for me to say who I'liked better in it, Depp or Bale.

I also watched like ten minutes of Meatballs but then got sidetracked because I had an internet that needed my posting on.
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Genejoke at 8:46AM, June 18, 2011
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I really like v for vendetta. didn't think so much of public enemies. The cast were fine but it just meandered along.
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Abt_Nihil at 11:14AM, June 18, 2011
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I really like v for vendetta. didn't think so much of public enemies. The cast were fine but it just meandered along.
Same here. I like V for Vendetta, but Public Enemies was a huge disappointment for me.
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Genejoke at 1:20PM, June 18, 2011
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Red riding hood. better than I expected but hardly great. Some nice imagery though.
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OnlyFoolsAndVikings at 12:59AM, June 19, 2011
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X-men First Class I'm not really a big fan of those superhero action movies, but I liked it. Except Michael Fassbender freaked me out a little, particularly when there was a close up of him crying and I noticed he had very prominant incisors and canines…
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ayesinback at 8:06AM, June 19, 2011
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Precious

awesome performances - Mo'nique (sp?) definitely deserved her Oscar – took guts to play that role.
But it was ironic to watch on the heels of the Tideland discussion. The abuse in this one IS graphic, and is disturbing, but for me overall the movie was so much easier to than Tideland.

trivia point: I was watching the special features and heard Oprah describe the main character as growing into her herself. it flipped me out because I just recently wrote a post using that exact phrase in a GD thread having no clue that it's a buzz term
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