|04-18-2013, 08:00 AM
The Music Guru.
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Beyond the Wall
Fred, yeah they definitely could have gone into more detail about the process. Crichton dedicated a good chunk of the book to it but so much got cut out of the film.
|04-18-2013, 10:37 AM
Still sends his reguards.
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Trying to get out of the cat town....
from what i understand the original film was meant to be a serious horror film but turned into a campy cult classic
on the remake.....this film is old school gory...with very little cg effects and...well lets just say however supplied the blood will be able to send at least three kids to an ivy league school after this film
if you really like just rampant gore and a few good loud jumping parts this film is for you....over the top to the point of being laughable but in a good way
|04-18-2013, 10:55 AM
A Sarcastic Joyful Sound
Join Date: Dec 2012
Sergio Leone is a ****ing god. He officially created my favorite genre. I have no clue how no one has suggested I watch this film before, because I highly recommend it to all of you.
|04-18-2013, 11:04 AM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NY baby
I really liked it. The tone of the film near the beginning seemed to do just that take itself a bit seriously then the funny stuff started popping up here and there.
I loved the audience reactions to some of the gory stuff. A few people walked out pissed saying it sucked but I didn't agree with them. Yeah, one of the bonus points was the practical effects that were used.
Fame, fortune, power, titties. People say these are the most crucial things in life, but you can have a pocket full o' gold and it doesn't mean sh*t if you don't have someone to share that gold with. Seems simple. Yet it's an important lesson to learn. Even lone wolves run in packs sometimes.
|04-18-2013, 12:07 PM
Zum Henker Defätist!!
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beating GNR at DDR and keying Axl's new car
|04-19-2013, 06:43 PM
All day jazz and biscuits
Join Date: Feb 2010
Silver Linings Playbook
So I finally sat down to watch this after always finding a reason not to go to the theater to see it. I don't think I missed anything of a theater experience but I regret waiting so long to see it because I found it pretty great. I connected to the first half of the film...especially Cooper who was very impressive in this role. I'm growing into a fan of him considering the 2nd film I saw with him today; more on that later though. I got a bit emotional during his first days out of the mental hospital due to my brother going through the exact same thing. Seriously. He named the same medicine my brother is taking. It was weird. The second half turned its romantic side toward me but it struck the exact right chords as far as romantic movies go. Jennifer Lawrence earned the sh*t out of her Oscar. She was fantastic. I also enjoyed Bob DeNiro and Jackie Weaver but I didn't quite understand their nominations. They were good but Bob played a version of himself that he always plays and Weaver just kind of went along with everybody else. Just a thought.
Overall a great film that I'd like to own. It had the right amount of romance, comedy, and sadness that I loved in Lost in Translation and loved in this.
The Place Beyond the Pines
I sporadically decided to go see this film by myself today. Great decision. This was fantastic and easily the best film in theaters right now. I don't know if anybody saw Blue Valentine but it's made by the same director. I didn't really know anything going into this other than the director and the fact that it's got an 80 on RT. This is essential.
If you're planning on seeing this film , go into it knowing nothing. It's not like there are huge twists but the way the story unfolds hits you way harder when you are blind to it. Just trust me on this.
The film was beautifully shot on location in New York State. It was a powerful, haunting, and draining film that I'm going to be thinking about for some time. Cooper and Gosling were great but the real star was the direction and screenplay that made for a suspenseful gut puncher of a film. The only thing that I could call a negative is it's a bit patchy in a few spots which lead to it being a long film but it's in no way a serious problem.
|04-20-2013, 01:04 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: pollen & mold
I finally re-watched one of my favorite gangster films: American Me
I only saw it once, 15 or 20 years ago, so I had no recollection of this song that plays in the end credits. Very nice sampling of a Bill Withers classic
Like an arrow,
I was only passing through.
|04-20-2013, 12:38 PM
Left due to ban epidemic
Join Date: Mar 2013
Oz and I didn't like their dress/apparel as it was v eclectic and not time-related. It would've been best if they'd dressed them in the same clothing style as the time The Wizard of Oz was written by Frank L.Baum or whatever time he intended it all to be.
I'm also tired of Michelle Williams' monotone facial expression in every roll.
*Role I meant, lol