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Old 08-31-16, 10:57 PM
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Re: The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)

Just finished watching this and it was fucking great! IMO

Wow, Elle Fanning is gorgeous and that last part of the film will be talked about for quite a while. I was hypnotized. The score is also phenomenal and I will most definitely be getting the vinyl. Ha, they also filmed some of it in Pasadena.
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Re: The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)

This movie really, really, sucked.
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I liked most of it, but that ending did not work for me at all. Just pure cheese.
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Re: The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Just finished watching this and it was fucking great! IMO

Wow, Elle Fanning is gorgeous and that last part of the film will be talked about for quite a while. I was hypnotized. The score is also phenomenal and I will most definitely be getting the vinyl. Ha, they also filmed some of it in Pasadena.
Nowhere near this, but I believe you about Pasadena.

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This movie really, really, sucked.
But not quite this bad. Maybe remove one "really". I dunno, I'm not digging his style over substance on his last couple of movies.
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Re: The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)

Watched it again today. The audio commentary is fairly entertaining, but it's just a hypnotic flick. Every frame is designed with meticulous care.

It's in my Top-10 of the year.
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Re: The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)

Really liked this. Elle Fanning was fantastic in this, as was Jena Malone. Keanu was great in a small part. The ending will either make you cheer or howl with laughter. Visually, this was fantastic of course, and the MUSIC...what a great score. NWR hits another home run, IMO.
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Re: The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Watched it again today. The audio commentary is fairly entertaining, but it's just a hypnotic flick. Every frame is designed with meticulous care.

It's in my Top-10 of the year.
How do u access the commentary via Vudu? Just go to extras and hit it?
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How do u access the commentary via Vudu? Just go to extras and hit it?
Yup. The film will play from the beginning and Elle and NWR will begin talking. You bought it, right? It's only available if you purchased it via VUDU. Not the rental or on Amazon.
Old 09-21-16, 12:39 PM
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Re: The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)

Loved Only God Forgives, looks like I'm going to have to pre-order this.

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Re: The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)

I liked Chris' review especially, at the end, when he sums it up, "Weird as shit...but I kinda dug it."
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It's accurate. I rewatched this the other day, it wasn't as jarring this time but it still hits odd for odds-sake territory.
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Originally Posted by islandclaws View Post
Once again, NWR has made a film that requires multiple viewings to catch all of his symbolism and deeper meaning, even though once this film concludes it almost feels like those elements are underdeveloped.
I don't know. I got all the meaning and symbolism in my first viewing. Kind of hit you in the head with it at times, especially the ending. To me it was straight forward and when you remove the weird shit, it's a story that's been told before, it's only memorable because of, mainly, two scenes. And style wise, my first impression, basically from the beginning, was NWR was channeling Kubrick.

At first I hated it but upon further thinking, I just dislike it and only appreciate the cinematography, Martinez's score and Fanning and Malone's performances.
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Re: The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)

Wtf?? Directv doesn't have this on PPV??
Old 09-28-16, 01:35 PM
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I watched this last week and HATED it. It looks nice, has a good soundtrack and even Keanu was good. everything else was horrible. Don't get how anyone finds Elle Fanning hot. She is just a thin average looking girl. Jena Malone is horrible in everything and is ugly as shit. She has such a screwed up face, and seeing her titties in this, or should i say lack of, was a waste of time. I get that people are gonna say that the whole idea of everyone in this movie (minus the wanna be boyfriend) are despicable self centered arseholes and that its all a critique on not just the fashion industry but the world as a whole at the moment.....but its not telling us anything most people don't already realize.

I like a lot of early Refn stuff and think that Drive is a masterpiece, but since then he has disappeared up his own arse and has jumped on the hype train believing he is the second coming. I have noticed that a lot of the stuff he writes and directs are his worst work. He should stick to just directing and get a decent story in place before jumping in head first.

I do appreciate the dreamlike quality to the movie, but these days my time is precious and i don't like spending it on self indulgent bilge.

Oh and that ending was laughable. Refn also likes to insert a couple of scenes in his stories that are designed to shock the audience. I can appreciate this, but not when it feels like a gimmick to make up for the lack of actual substance.
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Re: The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)

Saw it in the theater and just got the DVD from the library so I can spend some more time with it (i.e. commentary).
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Re: The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)

I'm tempted to get the Mediabook German edition. It has a 1 BD. 2 DVDs and 1 CD.

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Re: The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)

Finally watched it. I liked Drive & OGF more, but this was still good.

4/5
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My poster came in and it's fucking dope.
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I'm tempted to get the Mediabook German
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I watched this last week and HATED it.... Jena Malone is horrible in everything and is ugly as shit. She has such a screwed up face, and seeing her titties in this, or should i say lack of, was a waste of time. I get that people are gonna say that the whole idea of everyone in this movie (minus the wanna be boyfriend) are despicable self centered arseholes and that its all a critique on not just the fashion industry but the world as a whole at the moment
I find it interesting that you complain about horrible people, and yet also one of your biggest critiques is the attractiveness and breast size of one of the co-stars.

I do think Jena Malone is rather...plain...but I think that suits the character perfectly; someone who wants to be around the beautiful people, but isn't one herself.
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Re: The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)

My German MediaBook copy shipped a few days ago.
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I find it interesting that you complain about horrible people, and yet also one of your biggest critiques is the attractiveness and breast size of one of the co-stars.

I do think Jena Malone is rather...plain...but I think that suits the character perfectly; someone who wants to be around the beautiful people, but isn't one herself.
Not only is she not one herself, but her tits are smaller than Milk Duds.
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I do think Jena Malone is rather...plain...but I think that suits the character perfectly; someone who wants to be around the beautiful people, but isn't one herself.
She was great in this film.
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Re: The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)

I thought she was kind of cute in the movie for the first half.

Alas, the second half sort of wrecked that.
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I liked the way her character turned in the second half. Crazy sexy.

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