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Other Media / Re: best stand-up comic
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on Today at 01:36:13 AM »
Alright you know what I have to post this too. A tour de force. Apparently I need to watch "Make Happy"...


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Other Media / Re: best stand-up comic
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on Today at 01:24:32 AM »
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News and Theory / Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Last post by polkablues on Yesterday at 05:54:39 PM »
Trailer, by the way:

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The Art Gallery / Re: The Old Souls Revival
« Last post by Neil on Yesterday at 04:22:33 PM »
Some silly green screen fun

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News and Theory / Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Last post by polkablues on Yesterday at 02:47:24 PM »


Speaking of thrillers, you guys, this one that I co-produced is currently available as of today through all your favorite stores that sell physical media, as well as digitally on Amazon and iTunes, and should also be available on most major cable/satellite companies' on-demand services. It's a fun action thriller with a dash of suspense, and there's at least a theoretical correlation between people paying to see it and me making money from working on it. Casper Van Fucking Dien is in it. The image in my avatar is a screenshot from it (may not apply if you're reading this post some time in the future). And if you like images, this movie has 24 of them every damn second for like an hour and a half.
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This Year In Film / Re: You Were Never Really Here
« Last post by jonas on Yesterday at 11:25:45 AM »
This was supposed to come to my local theater this Friday and just saw they delayed it until May 4th. Anticipation was so high I took half the day off to catch an early showing, not happy!

Drawbacks for living in a small city (Portland, ME) with one art house theater  :(
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News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by Something Spanish on Yesterday at 09:55:26 AM »
Saw Julien Donkey-Boy over the weekend on 35mm, not sure what to make of that one. It's a ballsy  experiment, giving you the feeling you're watching a disturbed family's home movies, all the more so since it was shot on mini-DV, ultimately not adding up to any traditional satisfaction, though I can't say I regret the experience. Korrine's intentions of putting you in the shoes of a young schizophrenic ultimately pays off, achieving his intended desire, especially since it all fees so authentic, making you forget at times you're watching a movie. Not much happens throughout, except Korrine's depiction of life with mental illness. We basically join Julien in his daily routines. Herzog is funny in the father role, berating his family with off-beat insults, and Ewen Bremner leaves little doubt that he is heavily deranged. Would like to revisit down the road, but way down; the last 5-10 minutes aren't easy to watch.

 

Realizing that I haven't seen a new Adam Sandler movie since That's My Boy (probably a good thing), I wound up watching Sandy Wexler, and to my surprise enjoyed it for the most part. Sandler is great in an otherwise mediocre to shitty movie and elevates the schlock to a watchable level. The romantic inclinations were beyond corny and unbelievable, like that 90's Woody Allen playing a love interest, the rest was pretty fun and watching Sandler inhabit this character was impressive. Felt like it had the spirit of his earlier flicks like Big Daddy and Deeds, with plenty of moronic cameos from pals like Rob Schneider and Nick Swardson, both generally always good for a few laughs. Would give it a C+. My next move would prove unwise, thinking one good Sandler turn deserves another, I hit play on The Do-Over. That one was bad. Very much so.

Saw most of Tropic Thunder, too. Didn't hold up as well and I was surprisingly turned off the way Stiller spoofs graphic intestine spilling war battles. 
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Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Hip Hop
« Last post by Reelist on April 23, 2018, 09:47:16 PM »
I like to hear songs about rapperís humble beginnings:

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This Year In Film / Re: You Were Never Really Here
« Last post by BB on April 23, 2018, 09:17:10 PM »
Perhaps Iím just overly familiar with the various incarnations of the material, but this felt way too thin to me. The story was chopped to shit, and too many scenes try to skate by on atmosphere alone and there just isnít enough there. Joaquin is good as always but heís been far better in far better films. This character just isnít especially compelling or memorable. Some nice visuals, etc, but nothing extraordinary. Perhaps my feelings will change, but Iím pretty disappointed. Just bounced right off me.

Think I can see where you're coming from even though I liked it a lot. There's clearly a more plot-focussed iteration in the mix and at a few points I thought the movie was gonna snap into a different mode but it really sticks to its guns. Atmosphere alone is right. Pure cinema, all that. Applied to subject matter that seldom gets this treatment. Rather than tell you a story about this guy doing these things, it locks you in the guy's fucked up head and just sort of keeps you there for a while. Things happen but they're secondary to being there with him. 
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This Year In Film / Re: a quiet place
« Last post by eward on April 23, 2018, 06:43:14 PM »
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