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Old 02-21-2012, 11:01 PM   #11181 (permalink)
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Have you seen what I think is the original film that The Bullet Man is a sequel to: Tetsuo: The Iron Man? A fantastic film, and essentially what you described. If you have, how do the two compare? Tetsuo: The Bullet Man has been on my watch list for quite some time but the freight train of experimentality in the first film makes me hesitate for when I'm really ready.
I haven't. I didn't even know the one I watched was a sequel to anything until I looked it up on Wikipedia while I was watching it. I guess there are actually three movies, all of which are only sequels in a thematic, man-turns-into-machine sense. I'm sort of curious about the other two now though, I have to admit. I just watched the preview for first one on Netflix and looks pretty neat.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:07 PM   #11182 (permalink)
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^^the first one's good until the climax but the second one is kinda all over the place
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:07 PM   #11183 (permalink)
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I saw Deja Vu with Denzel Washington and thought it was pretty decent sorta.

6/10

I saw Apocalypto by Mel Gibson and was pretty happy.

8/10
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:25 AM   #11184 (permalink)
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I saw Deja Vu with Denzel Washington and thought it was pretty decent sorta.

6/10

I saw Apocalypto by Mel Gibson and was pretty happy.

8/10
I really liked Apocalypto also, until the total Disney ending. I was actually hoping for a part two with the spanish inquisition, thought that would have been a good segue. Absolutely brutal movie with some great scenery, Mel Gibson did a pretty good job with this. Rather depressing in parts, but I have re-watched it several times and it holds up pretty well.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:41 PM   #11185 (permalink)
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As far as a Raimi film goes it stayed perfectly campy yet fun but it doesn't hold a candle to the Evil Dead series. I think I just wasn't used to seeing Bruce as the main lead. Oh and Alison Lohmen could be Jenna Fischer's twin sister. I kept thinking it was her the whole time.

6/10

The Messenger

Emotional when it had to be, disengaging when it didn't. Woody was pretty good but I didn't understand the Oscar nomination. I think there is something about Ben Foster. I can never tell if her is overacting or is a genuine good actor. Something about his face confuses me.

7/10
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:16 AM   #11186 (permalink)
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I saw Drive



And thought it pretty mediocre, actually. Definetly overrated in my opinion.

I didn't like the fact that the movie seemed to get by on an absolute minimum of required dialogue. The driver and Irene who have something like a romantic entanglement going on seem content with staring at each other and enjoying the awkward silences. It's so unnatural and a little pretentious, it felt like I was watching a Norwegian movie made in Hollywood Who was the driver anyway? How should I, as a viewer, relate to this guy? I also didn't like the occasional fake 80s feel of the film with a soundtrack that sounded like it was made by Donkeyboy.

There was a lot of good stuff about it as well. It was sometimes beautifully shot and the violence was quite satisfying, as was the Driver's more psychotic moments, but on the whole, the drama didn't work that well for me and it felt like there was something with the movie and how it was made that prevented me from really getting into it. I can't help feeling slightly underwhelmed.

Yesterday, I caught The Departed on the telly. Now that's a great movie!
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:33 AM   #11187 (permalink)
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It's a bit weird and uneven, but I really liked this. Penn is brilliant as usual. I think the overall feel of the movie meshes well with my psyche.

The trailer gives a fairly accurate preview.

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After years (well, only year really) of wanting to see this one I finally succumbed and bought it.

Luis Bunuel's L'age d'or

Upon my first viewing I was a bit disappointed, since I was expecting an hour long version of Un Chien Andalou, but then I let the film simmer for a few hours and watched it again. This second viewing blew me away. The moments of surrealism were more clear and this has to be one of my favourite Bunuel pieces that I've viewed thus far.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:40 PM   #11189 (permalink)
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Creep (2004)
Sort of good horror movie with plenty of disturbing shit in it, and a few inspired moments, but didn't really add up to much unfortunately. I wish the plot had been developed a little more. Franka Potente was okay, but not nearly as enjoyable to watch as she was in Run Lola Run.
Creep was decent enough but the ultimate London Underground Horror film is Death Line (AKA as Raw Meat in the U.S). A superb creepy movie with some nice touches of black humour courtesy of Donal Pleasance and Christopher Lee. Well worth seeking out.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:50 PM   #11190 (permalink)
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Close Encounters of a Third Kind

You can't get any better than this one. Classic favorite that never fails to make me feel good. One of the best happy endings in film history.

8/10
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