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"The Missing Picture"


"Broken Circle Breakdown"
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The LEGO Movie:

Went to the theater today and saw it after all the high praise. Lived up to the hype. Very fun movie and great for all family members. Brought back a lot of memories from my childhood playing LEGOs.


The Reluctant Fundamentalist:

Indie movie from 2012 starring Liev Schreiber, Kate Hudson, and Kiefer Sutherland. Recorded it off Showtime and watched it today. It takes place in present day and pre-9/11. About a young Pakistani whose views about America changes after the events of 9/11. He was a high paid executive for a firm in New York before the racism and injustices of post-9/11 wrecks his personal and professional life. Very dark and compelling movie.
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Eastern Promises - 4.5/5

A pregnant Russian teen dies while giving birth and leaves behind a diary. After finding a business card in the diary, the midwife who delivered the child discovers a world of Russian mobsters involved in the trafficking of sex slaves. David Cronenberg takes a simple crime story and makes a great film with his signature themes and a chilling performance from Viggo Mortensen.
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This Must Be the Place - 4/5

An over the hill goth musician travels from Ireland to New York to see his dying father. After reading his father's diaries he decides to go on a road trip across the U.S. on a quest to find the Nazi that tormented his father in Auschwitz. A good film with some nice performances about how tragedy can cause people to become trapped in their past.
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Old 02-18-14, 12:30 AM
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A love story.. "Endless Love" The story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart. I like this movie...
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I watched the avengers.It has been long time i did not watch any movie.Missed the conjuring
Old 02-18-14, 11:24 PM
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I Know What You Did Last Summer- A post-modern slasher flick from screenwriter Kevin Williamson hot on the heels of his success with Scream. Unfortunately, director Jim Gillespie doesn't have the wit that Craven had, and characters talking about how you shouldn't do something doesn't excuse their stupidity when they do it. A cast of once hot stars who're now largely faded, it has a few pleasures, but not enough to differentiate from the endless slasher films which it attempts to imitate. Followed by a sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, and a direct-to-video followup called I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer. Another installment is evidently in the works, evidently simply titled I Know. I was holding out for The Knowledge of What You Did Last Summer Remains With Me Still.

Identity- Fun and twisty thriller from director James Magnold, the ever-watchable John Cusack head up a good cast who have fun in a post-modern riff on Agatha Christie. Doesn't make a hell of a lot of sense when you stop and think about it, but rattles along a great pace while it does with some nice atmosphere. Enjoyable enough, certainly a better variation on a theme than the above.

Sherlock Jr.- Fun two-reeler from Buster Keaton. Tons of funny gags and great stunts, it holds ups surprisingly well, though of course its brief length means that it won't be that substantial, Keaton knows it and takes the chance to make something lean and mean that you don't see much of in today's age of excess.

Sholay- My first Bollywood flick, an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink Western with musical numbers, martial arts, and all kinds of things. Actually pretty fun in strange way.

Lagaan- Once Upon A Time India- Another Bollywood flick. I don't know anything about Cricket, and wow is it long, but it's the kind of thing Arthur Freed would've loved-lavishly colorful with fun musical numbers and old Hollywood glamor.

Django- Spaghetti Western Yojimbo knockoff with a nice muddy setting and some brutal exploitation violence. Slight, but lean, mean, and effective at what it does.

A Fistful of Dollars- Micro-budgeted Spaghetti Western that launched the careers of Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood. A hugely iconic cultural touchstone, a post-modern comic book of a movie which was pretty innovative once upon a time. Though its often been imitated and has dated and lost some of its bite, Leone's grandly operatic style makes it good fun and a precursor to the more ambitious films to come later in his career.

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Old 02-19-14, 01:17 AM
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Who would've guessed Johnny Galecki would have the hottest career as far as consistent work and a hugely successful TV show, based on that cast?
Old 02-19-14, 02:50 AM
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Not necessarily a 'good' movie, but quite a lot of fun- especially if you are a fan of the characters actors of this era like Keenan Wynn and Whit Bissell. Was very happy that Olive released this on Bd.
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20 Feet From Stardom...surprisingly great and absorbing.
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Last week i just won 2 tickets for American Hustle incl. brunch.

All i can say is thatīs the movie of the year for me!

Deep story-telling, incredible, wild characters, its another masterpiece of David O!

The scene where Christian Bale was fixing his wig was hilarious! Couldnīt be better!
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'Chicago' - the new remastered bluray release - the image is fantastic - the black levels will test your tv/monitor and the new 7.1 just envelopes you to amazing effect - highly recommended!
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Cowboys and Aliens- It's all in the title. An unwieldy postmodern mash-up with a long list of credited screenwriters, and it shows. Many pieces which don't seem to fit together at all, it looks like a LEGO playset that was mixed and matched by a kid who's watched a ton of TV. Good performances, Ford in particular is having a blast as the evil cattle baron and Clancy Brown as a town doctor. Daniel Craig does the whole "man with no name but a laser gun" shtick, and he and the rest of the cast seem to be having a good time, but the movie is way too uneven. Appropriates all kinds of sci-fi and western iconography, but it's all just decontextualized pastiche to the point of absurdity. On the plus side, shot on 35mm, and it looks beautiful. Hopefully no one will ever shoot a western digitally.

Real Steel- Rocky with robots, and some Spielberg-style father-son drama thrown in. Completely straightforward, what you see is what you get, but in a way, that's its strength: director Shawn Levy treats the material as exactly what it is, which though narrow in function, does what it does well. Old-fashion storytelling tarted up with glitzy modern FX, a completely unpretentious film which does exactly what it says on the tin. Neat FX work, and largely fun. For boxing fans, apparently Sugar Ray Leonard served as consultant, and some of the choreography is cool. Some sequences filmed in my home state, which is kind of cool.

Nashville- My first Robert Altman flick, an massive, sprawling, loose-limbed ensemble about the titular music scene in the 1970s. Altman is an odd detached director, more zookeeper than ringmaster, and he's not a traditional storyteller, but there's lots of interesting stuff in the film, include Altman's usual social commentary on class, and a repeat viewing now that I'm older and wiser might make me appreciate it more. IMDB's rainbird131162 seems to exist for no reason other than to bash Altman and Scorsese at every opportunity, I wish I know why he's stuck with me, but the guy's bashing is always in my mind for some reason.

Boogie Nights- Critical favorite for Paul Thomas Anderson's best film, a blend of the two aforementioned 70s mavericks into a tale about the 1970s porn scene. Interesting movie, though the characters are occasionally so boneheaded as to be unsympathetic and the length is quite formidable. Still, it's never dull and always interesting, and PTA was a young austintatios boy wonder virtuoso when he made it, and it's a technically superb movie with intelligent ambitions.

Magnolia- PTA's sprawling character drama about a bunch of resentful middle-class class Los Angeles suburbanites. Once again, interesting and smart, but Anderson even at this point is less interested in traditional narrative than in character relationships and atmosphere. The film can't help but feel like misery porn in places with it's endlessly shouting characters and hysterical pitch emotions, and at 187 minutes, it feels like it wears me down. Superb cast and performances and technical virtuosity, but I never felt like the film completely cohered.

The Master- Insanely frustrating Paul Thomas Anderson work about a PTSD-afflicted alcoholic soldier who falls under the sway of a cult leader. Fascinating in places, beautifully shot, superbly acted, but totally uninterested in traditional narrative and all about ambiance and character, which can't help but make the film feel loose and meandering. Whereas the his previous films drew on Altman and Scorsese, and There Will Be Blood had shades of Herzog, this feels more like Kubrick or Malick, ethereal and deliberately slow and methodical to the point of frustration. Intelligent and frequently fascinating but difficult film. I'll be curious to see how it stands the test of time. And I can never look at sweet Amy Adams the same way again. Shot entirely on 70mm, the first film which was since Branagh's Hamlet, and for that alone I salute it. Go down swinging Kodak.
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Need For Speed - 4/5 - Not Bad. Just saw Aaron Paul, Scott Mescudi, and Scott Waugh doing live Q&A in AMC Burbank 16.
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The Master- Insanely frustrating Paul Thomas Anderson work about a PTSD-afflicted alcoholic soldier who falls under the sway of a cult leader. Fascinating in places, beautifully shot, superbly acted, but totally uninterested in traditional narrative and all about ambiance and character, which can't help but make the film feel loose and meandering. Whereas the his previous films drew on Altman and Scorsese, and There Will Be Blood had shades of Herzog, this feels more like Kubrick or Malick, ethereal and deliberately slow and methodical to the point of frustration. Intelligent and frequently fascinating but difficult film. I'll be curious to see how it stands the test of time. And I can never look at sweet Amy Adams the same way again. Shot entirely on 70mm, the first film which was since Branagh's Hamlet, and for that alone I salute it. Go down swinging Kodak.
Some folks may think I'm crazy but IMO it is PTA's second best film just slightly behind There Will Be Blood. Just like some Kubrick films, with time it will be given the recognition it deserves.
And now that PSH is gone this scene is even more heartbreaking to watch.

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Hellraiser (1987). Posted a review in the video below!

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Runner Runner (2013) - It isn't as horrible as the reviews make it out to be, it's just not a movie that anyone would be happy with if they paid to see it in theaters. As a slow afternoon in, or passed it while flipping channels, or as a background movie it's a perfectly acceptable piece of disposable entertainment. It's neither wildly bad nor really worth going out of your way to watch but I didn't feel like it was an abundant waste of time.
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Took my date to a double feature of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) & Phantom of the Paradise (1974).

So much fun!
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Originally Posted by asianxcore
Took my date to a double feature of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) & Phantom of the Paradise (1974). So much fun!
That sounds like a blast, especially if you're with the right crown. I'd imagine there are still a few 35mm prints of RHPS kicking around too. POTP? I can't imagine there's a DCP of it, maybe just projecting the DVD? Anyway, the only time I ever saw RHPS was on cable uncut back when FXM was FMC and worth watching. I liked the film OK, but I get the sense they without the experience of seeing it with the proper crowd, it loses much of its bite.

PS If your date enjoyed herself, sounds like a keeper !
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PS If your date enjoyed herself, sounds like a keeper !
She definitely had a great time! Her best friends' favorite film is Phantom of the Paradise, so she had seen it before. We both got out of pretty long relationships (10 years for me, 6 years for her) a little bit ago, so I don't know where it's going. Either way, I'm going to the enjoy the time I do get to hangout with her.

The crowd was also great, sans one guy who was a couple rows in front of me telling the most awful jokes during Rocky Horror Picture Show. Luckily, everyone else picked up the slack by telling better jokes, singing along with the film and doing the 'Time Warp'. I was glad a lot of people stuck around for Phantom of the Paradise and those who stuck around seemed to love it as much as we do!

Might have been projecting a DVD for Phantom of the Paradise and maybe a BD for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, both prints were really clean/good looking. Regardless, it was still great to see it in a theater with that fun environment
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La Strada - 5/5

The story of a child like woman who is sold by her impoverished mother to a self destructive carnival strongman to be his assistant.
The film that put Fellini on the map is an excellent heartbreaking tale of human redemption.
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Hunger - 4/5

Steve McQueen really knows how to direct depressing cinema. Makes excellent use of Michael Fassbender, I have to thank him for letting him show off his terrific acting, even if he always seems to be playing rather despicable people. Characters are certainly unsympathetic but you get to understand their motivations and has one of the best scenes I've seen with him in conversation with Liam Cunningham, a priest. Great watch.

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