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Old 03-10-2013, 07:10 PM   #13031 (permalink)
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A truly original documentary that is an historical essay, travelogue, art project, literature analysis and an autobiography all in one.

Based upon the book 'The Rings Of Saturn' by W. G. Sebald which has become one of the most lauded books written in the last 20 years, it concerns the authors walks within Norfolk, England and his thoughts whilst walking that then lead to tangents such as silkworm cultivation, post second world war society breakdowns and the works of the writer Thomas Browne.

The film visits each area in the book and builds a visual interpretation via voice overs of artists, authors, architects and even an ex poet laureate to stunning effect.

The soundtrack is by The Caretaker (although very sparingly used) and adds another dimension to an already beguiling project.

Even though I have never read the original book and have heard that it is one of the most difficult reads out there, I was transfixed by this doc that is almost always shot in B&W and is like nothing I have seen before.

Anyone with even the remotest interest in modern literature and/or modern film should check this out.

The only cover I could find about yet another low budget British indie film with heart, soul, attitude and care.

Loosely based upon 'Of Mice And Men' the film is based around Danny a small time thug who also cares for Joseph (unofficially) a huge man with a mental age of 7. What transpires is a film of loyalty, friendship, crime and love that still reaffirms my belief in how good British films can be even with minuscule budgets. Superb film and the acting from the two leads is exemplary.

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:24 AM   #13032 (permalink)
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This has to be one of the most brutally violent anime films I've seen. Great story and artwork, and the final 30 minutes are straight up epic.
There is only one beer left
Rappers screaming all in our ears like we're deaf
Tempt me, do a number on the label
Eat up all their MC's and drink 'em under the table


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Old 03-11-2013, 09:49 PM   #13033 (permalink)
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I'm currently going through all the movies that were nominated for Best Picture during the Oscars. There were some great movies in that category this year.

I've seen Argo, Les Misérables, Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty.
So that leaves Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook.

From the movies I've seen, I think all the nominations were justified. Really looking forward to seeing Beasts of the Southern Wild, can't believe a 9-year old were nominated for Best Actress.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:10 AM   #13034 (permalink)
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It took me a while to get to this movie, I'm a huge fan of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas but only got to know about this movie recently.
It's ....well, it's exactly what I expected Crazy, sometimes hilarious, generally insane. Just like the sequel. It's not as good, but it's no surprise as Terry Gilliam set the bar very high with the next one, but it's good enough.
As much as I love Bill Murray, Johnny Depp acted better as Hunter. Whether he was more true to the character I don't know.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:46 AM   #13035 (permalink)
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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

I liked this film. Great supporting cast besides the always fantastic Ellen Burstyn who won an Oscar for her role as a traveling single parent aspiring to be a singer. Her kid was annoying as hell and I'm surprised he is still breathing because I'd have killed him but overall an enjoyable movie from Martin Scorcese.

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #13036 (permalink)
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The photography and landscape captured during the latter part of this film is stunning

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:32 PM   #13037 (permalink)
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Some months ago, I with my whole family went to our theater to see the movie LINCOLN. It is a great movie and it has so much meaning in my life as well as my parents. This movie unlike most movies, is able to reach across races, ages, and of course classes. This movie is a symbol of hope of one day where everyone can live as one union. This movie made me so moved and I even cried (I barely cry these days). I was so touched. I want to see that movie. I hope if I can keep my money together, I can get this movie on DVD. Lincoln is one the best films that I ever seen for a long time. I recommend everyone to see that movie.
The problem with Franco Pepe Kalle is that he is a unpredictable character. There is surprising info about this man. You think he only likes Franco and Pepe Kalle but when you find out that he hears other artists, you are shock.

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:53 PM   #13038 (permalink)
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Just watched The Royal Tenenbaums for the first time in a very very long time. Not going to lie, I thoroughly enjoyed it a lot more now that I know what a lot of it means.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:08 PM   #13039 (permalink)
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Very very good film from Mexico based loosely on true events. The film is about an aspiring beauty pageant contestant that gets dragged into a drug cartel and forced to carry out their biddings. The film was flawlessly directed and the cinematography was stunning. There was a lot of long shots and action scenes that were filmed on one take. This made the whole film very realistic and tense. It also had a very thought provoking ending. I watched this on demand so if you can find it check it out. One of the more heavy action films you'll see.

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Old 03-14-2013, 07:51 PM   #13040 (permalink)
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Of the many films I've watched so far this year, this one is maybe my favorite. It's a documentary that probably relies too heavily on dramatic reenactments but it's the story that is important.

I assume I'm not alone in wondering how long it would be before my corpse is discovered..


and a song in the trailer and ending credits that wolverinewolfweiselpigeon needs to cover:

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Like an arrow,
I was only passing through.
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