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News and Theory / Re: Specifically: Asia
« Last post by WorldForgot on June 20, 2018, 02:00:13 PM »


This movie is a BLAST. If you're an action movie fan you'll recognize all the beats, and sink your teeth into the theatricality of its chaos. The first one is serviceable but a bore in comparison, with a tone that's way too grounded. You'd be all right in skipping it for this one, there's a flashback sequence to catch you up.
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This Year In Film / Re: The Incredibles 2
« Last post by samsong on June 20, 2018, 01:46:00 PM »
it's fun for the most part and beautiful to look at, but i was surprised by the almost complete lack of emotional resonance, something i've always counted on from pixar.  that this is the only really surprising thing about the movie is also troubling.  it played like an extended episode of a network family sitcom with impressive set pieces (which were a little redundant, no? Runaway Transportation: The Movie).  all the jack-jack stuff stole the show. 

absolutely hated the short.
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This Year In Film / Re: The Incredibles 2
« Last post by Alexandro on June 20, 2018, 11:22:51 AM »
It's really good although I had an issue with the script in terms of predictability. Yet thematically it all makes sense so I can let it go. It's really difficult to not have a good time with this movie. It would actually take an effort, as far as I'm concerned.

Brad Bird knows his shit.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Last post by eward on June 19, 2018, 10:38:36 PM »
"Minty Flavor."
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This Year In Film / Re: The Incredibles 2
« Last post by Drenk on June 19, 2018, 01:21:13 PM »
The fact that this sequel is set a few minutes after the first one kind of destroyed all form of anticipation; I'll watch it, fine, it will probably good, but I thought I would be extatic when it would finally be real...

So much more was possible if the characters were just a few years older. I'm a fan of dad jokes when they're limitated to the tweets of Stephen King.

And I already saw that short film fourteen years ago:

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News and Theory / Specifically: Asia
« Last post by jenkins on June 19, 2018, 01:05:46 PM »
this thread is meant to motivate people to speak about movies from Asia.

this year, Japan won the Palme d'Or, and these are two of the highest grossing movies in the world so far:





what even is South Korea doing these days? jk i have an example duh

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This Year In Film / The Incredibles 2
« Last post by eward on June 19, 2018, 09:25:49 AM »
Surprised there's no thread for this... Anyway go see it! I found it every bit as delightful as the first, which (incredibly) came out my junior year of high school and god damn I'm getting old. This'll put the kid back in ya for a few hours.

I'll link the trailer, I guess.

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This Year In Film / Re: hereditary
« Last post by The Ultimate Badass on June 18, 2018, 07:19:44 PM »
This movie is excellent.

I went into it with absolutely no knowledge about it. Zero. I caught an early matinee and was the only person in the theater. Eward's post describes it best -- it was an absolute fucking freakout.

I'm not surprised to see a lot of comparisons to The Witch here. It shares many similarities with that one -- not just thematic either, but also in the structure and pacing. I saw so many parallels that I think that Egger's movie had to have played a big influence on this.

Dealing with the kind of supernatural subject matter that both the Witch and Hereditary do can be quite precarious for a movie. You're just a hair's breadth away from becoming ridiculous at any moment. Eggers pulled it off flawlessly, IMO, with a directorial virtuosity that continues to astound me. On the other hand, I thought Hereditary stumbled in a couple instances into dangerous territory. Aster, to his credit, does manage to quickly steer it back on track though.

Another minor criticism I have is with the movie's ambiguity. To again compare it with The Witch, that movie, though it invites varying and even contradictory interpretations, was very unambiguous. After you see it, you don't question what, if anything, represented onscreen was real and what wasn't. It was all real. With Hereditary, I'm not sure what the hell really happened. I know a lot of people actually like that quality in a movie, and I do too sometimes, but I'm bothered by it in this case. I guess it's more a statement of personal preference than a criticism.

Minor quibbles aside, I thought this movie was fucking amazing. I don't think I've ever been this fucked up by a movie at a theater. It took me a good 20 minutes or so to come back to down to Earth after I left this one.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Inherent Vice - SPOILERS!
« Last post by eward on June 18, 2018, 06:00:35 PM »
 :bravo:  Yeah, every time I rewatch Inherent Vice it creeps further and further up my list of favorites. I would encourage all those who have more lukewarm feelings about it to give it a second, third, fourth, fifth (ad infinitum) spin. 
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The Small Screen / Joe Pera Talks With You
« Last post by jonas on June 18, 2018, 04:51:32 PM »
First season wrapped up last night with a 30-minute episode, anyone else been watching this?

Some episodes are available for free, others need a cable login: http://www.adultswim.com/videos/joe-pera-talks-with-you

Very different than any of the Adult Swim shows I can think of, low key subtle humor, but so funny if you just pay attention.

Not sure how to describe it other than a combination of Mr. Rodgers and Waiting for Guffman/Best in Show. The pacing is great and the inflection of Joe Pera's voice is oddly soothing, recommended!

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