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Old 11-16-2016, 07:33 PM   #18081 (permalink)
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I thought Hunger was great.
Never seen it, but heard good things about it.
My point still stands though. A good filmmaker can obviously make everything interesting, including love or hunger, but those things aren't particularly interesting by themselves.
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:47 PM   #18082 (permalink)
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Hunger is ****ing great.
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:48 PM   #18083 (permalink)
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Never seen it, but heard good things about it.
My point still stands though. A good filmmaker can obviously make everything interesting, including love or hunger, but those things aren't particularly interesting by themselves.
I think it's been overused by cheesy, sentimental, and outright terrible filmmakers so I get where you're coming from. Both topics (love moreso, I think) have a lot of opportunity for really great art.
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Old 11-16-2016, 09:00 PM   #18084 (permalink)
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Arrival

Everybody owes it to themselves to see this film. Denis Villeneuve is now CEMENTED as my favorite director. He has surpassed Paul Thomas Anderson. That's how much I loved this movie. My god.

DO NOT WATCH ANY TRAILERS FOR IT. GO IN BLIND.

I can't stress that enough. It was a wild ass ride and I have no idea if the ads spoiled anything but it's likely they did because ads suck balls. I cried during this movie. I was sucked in. I was fully enveloped in the expertly crafted story. Villeneuve is a f*cking master at emotional depth and character building and even though I'm still elated after seeing it, it might be his best film. It might be one of the best sci-fi films ever. It's that good.

It's human. It's suspenseful. It's heartbreaking. It's everything I love in a movie.

Go f*cking see it.
so i actually saw it on Sunday and came home and responded to your words on Neon Demon basically saying that it and The Witch WERE my favorite films of the year until i saw Arrival....then i went through basically exactly what you just wrote....then my computer dropped it's WiFi connection and i got pissed off

i'm so glad you agree man....it's been a while since i was really "wowed" by a film....probably Boyhood

i had seen two previews before and nothing is spoiled....the trailers do point to romance as a theme but really there is more romance in Terminator than in this...even though romance is a theme in it

this film really is so beautifully crafted in every way...the twists in it are not twists at all but rather reveals that continue a wonderful plot

seriously everything about this film is amazing....before even leaving the theater i purchased the novella it's based off of....and i can't wait to delve back into this story

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Old 11-17-2016, 05:20 AM   #18085 (permalink)
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Arrival

Everybody owes it to themselves to see this film. Denis Villeneuve is now CEMENTED as my favorite director. He has surpassed Paul Thomas Anderson. That's how much I loved this movie. My god.

DO NOT WATCH ANY TRAILERS FOR IT. GO IN BLIND.

I can't stress that enough. It was a wild ass ride and I have no idea if the ads spoiled anything but it's likely they did because ads suck balls. I cried during this movie. I was sucked in. I was fully enveloped in the expertly crafted story. Villeneuve is a f*cking master at emotional depth and character building and even though I'm still elated after seeing it, it might be his best film. It might be one of the best sci-fi films ever. It's that good.

It's human. It's suspenseful. It's heartbreaking. It's everything I love in a movie.

Go f*cking see it.
I saw the trailer today and this instantly went straight to the top of my "to see" list. And maybe I was lucky, but the story shown in the trailer seemed pretty generic
Spoiler for Here is what was there:
aliens come, people are afraid, scientist look for answers, military wants to fight, scientists protest, pew pew pew, people screaming
so I hope I was lucky. I know I was lucky with the Grand Budapest Hotel - it had 2 trailers, the one I saw before the movie only presented the cast in character, with no context, and it was superb. The other one gave away every single god damned plot point and plot twist of the movie, I only saw it after watching the movie and I was disgusted with it.
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completely wrong save the first two.

Go see this movie
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Can't wait to see Arrival!

Watched Cape Fear last night for the first time in about 20 years. Had forgotten how intense and suspenseful it was. DeNiro is simply off the charts good as are Nolte, Lange, and Lewis. All of Scorcese's trademark camera work, effects, and cinematography are on display and the soundtrack is pitch perfect.

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Can't wait to see Arrival!

Watched Cape Fear last night for the first time in about 20 years. Had forgotten how intense and suspenseful it was. DeNiro is simply off the charts good as are Nolte, Lange, and Lewis. All of Scorcese's trademark camera work, effects, and cinematography are on display and the soundtrack is pitch perfect.

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I didn't really like it.
It often felt so cheap, ridiculous and over the top.
As opposed to the original, which rocks.
And I'm not one of those people who generally hate remakes, nothing wrong with giving an older story a modern twist.
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I didn't really like it.
It often felt so cheap, ridiculous and over the top.
I get that. It kept up a ridiculously frenetic pace, and kept trying to have the next scene outdo the previous one over and over again. But I dig that sometimes. I try to imagine what it must be like for the actors to be going all out like that in front of the cameras with a bunch of crew standing around.

Natural Born Killers is in the same vein.
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I get that. It kept up a ridiculously frenetic pace, and kept trying to have the next scene outdo the previous one over and over again. But I dig that sometimes. I try to imagine what it must be like for the actors to be going all out like that in front of the cameras with a bunch of crew standing around.

Natural Born Killers is in the same vein.
Natural Born Killers is clearly a surrealiatic satire though.
I totally dig over the top stuff, it just feels like Cape Fear does try to be a serious thriller and fails at it due to the goofiness.
Have you seen the original?
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