Author Topic: So Far This Year Vol. 6  (Read 5478 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

cron

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 3292
  • deeply superficial
  • Respect: +9
Re: So Far This Year Vol. 6
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2008, 02:55:03 PM »
0
in bruges has a thread?

it's an excellent movie.
context, context, context.

El Duderino

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 1554
  • Respect: +2
Re: So Far This Year Vol. 6
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2008, 05:09:01 AM »
0
- The Dark Knight
- Iron Man
- Cloverfield
- Pineapple Express
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall
- Redbelt
- Savage Grace
- Gonzo

Haven't seen:
Wall-E
Wanted
Indiana Jones

Looking forward to:
Tropic Thunder
Burn After Reading
The Brothers Bloom
Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince
Quantum Of Solace
Did I just get cock-blocked by Bob Saget?

squints

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 2239
  • Respect: +77
Re: So Far This Year Vol. 6
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2008, 04:11:46 PM »
0
1. Dark Knight
2. Wall-E
3. Pineapple Express
4. Iron Man

Haven't Seen:
Cloverfield
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
among other things...

Can't Wait to see:
Curious Case of Benny B
The Road

Not so excited about but will still see:
Tropic Thunder
Brothers Bloom
Burn After Reading






This year kinda sucks.
“The myth by no means finds its adequate objectification in the spoken word. The structure of the scenes and the visible imagery reveal a deeper wisdom than the poet himself is able to put into words and concepts” – Friedrich Nietzsche

john

  • The Ultimate Boon
  • ***
  • Posts: 536
  • Respect: +4
Re: So Far This Year Vol. 6
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2008, 08:01:28 PM »
0
This year kinda sucks.

Your picks kinda make me feel the opposite. I don't think I've seen  year so dominated by suh mainstream studio fare - let alone summr blockbusters.

I don't think The Dark Knight, Iron Man, or even Wall E really compete with some of the more exceptional entries of previous years (Zodiac, TWBB, No Country) but I do think they tower in comparison to what studios had to offer at this time last year.

The biggest slump, I hope, is behind us. The first three months of this year were dreadful.

And, while I can't wait for stuff like Curious Case, or Burn After Reading... I don't want to put all my hope in forthcomng eforts by established directors. It's so boring to simply be waiting for the next films by filmmakers I already love. I'm lookng forward to being knocked out by shit I don't even see coming.

But still, speaking of the Brothers Coen an Fincher - any year in which they immediately follow up some of the best work of their career with a newfil - good, bad, or infuriating, is a pretty fucking good year.
Maybe every day is Saturday morning.

samsong

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 1282
  • Respect: +287
    • http://www.dvdaficionado.com/dvds.html?cat=1&sub=All&id=samsong
Re: So Far This Year Vol. 6
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2008, 04:08:33 AM »
0
rachel getting married
flight of the red balloon
momma's man/my winnipeg
don't touch the axe (the duchess of langeais)
wendy and lucy
milk
the dark knight
chris and don: a love story
pineapple express
wall-e

« Last Edit: December 29, 2008, 06:44:15 PM by samsong »

ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 5894
  • :boxing:
  • Respect: +20
Re: So Far This Year Vol. 6
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2008, 01:48:48 AM »
0
I just watched Viva by Anna Biller tonight.

It was a really good blend of satire and overt commentary on the polarization of women's lib (either a sex slave housewife, or a slave to sexual conquest) wrapped into a wonderfully executed pastiche of 1970's midcore porn.

Has anyone else seen Last Mistress yet?  I feel bad about having a penis and enjoying these movies.
"As a matter of fact I only work with the feeling of something magical, something seemingly significant. And to keep it magical I don't want to know the story involved, I just want the hypnotic effect of it somehow seeming significant without knowing why." - Len Lye

Sleepless

  • The Master of Three Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 1925
  • I told you I would eat you
  • Respect: +417
Re: So Far This Year Vol. 6
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2008, 01:43:15 PM »
0
Finally got around to watching 'Under The Same Moon' last weekend. Definitely one of my favs of the year.

last days of gerry the elephant

  • The Magic Flight
  • ****
  • Posts: 739
  • Respect: +2
Re: So Far This Year Vol. 6
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2008, 08:27:02 PM »
0
I'm voting for The Wrestler and L'Instinct de Mort

Ah, thank you TIFF for finally making me on of those ubber cool individuals that get to see all the hit films before they make their way to the public.

Stefen

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 7778
  • smh
  • Respect: +193
Re: So Far This Year Vol. 6
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2008, 10:24:58 PM »
0
You're a real dickhead, you know that?  :yabbse-angry:
Let's go to a motel. We don't have to do anything -- we could just swim.

cron

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 3292
  • deeply superficial
  • Respect: +9
Re: So Far This Year Vol. 6
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2008, 05:15:03 PM »
0
the ones i've seen this year and liked,
wall e
dark knight
the walker
savage grace
in bruges
night watching (duh)

i've yet to see redbelt and S.O.P., and i'm praying for W. to be one of the best movies of the year
« Last Edit: October 04, 2008, 01:08:00 PM by cron »
context, context, context.

Stefen

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 7778
  • smh
  • Respect: +193
Re: So Far This Year Vol. 6
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2008, 05:26:57 PM »
0
I liked Dark Knight, Redbelt, Snow Angels. That's pretty much it. Alot of stuff I've enjoyed like Incredible Hulk, Wall-E, Baby Mama, etc. But nothing really stuck like those three.

This could end up being a really great year when it's all said and done. Almost 1999'ish. Lots of potentially good stuff is still coming out.
Let's go to a motel. We don't have to do anything -- we could just swim.

pete

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 5559
  • freakin huge
  • Respect: +458
    • my site
Re: So Far This Year Vol. 6
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2008, 11:19:36 PM »
0
snow angels and in bruges are on my list.
“Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot.”
- Buster Keaton

Gamblour.

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 3465
  • Respect: +12
Re: So Far This Year Vol. 6
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2008, 09:46:54 PM »
0
This year has sucked. I'll say Dark Knight and Pineapple Express, with a nod to W. I have yet to see In Bruges, Synecdoche, Wrestler, but that's about it. I expected this to happen, after last year being fucking amazing.
WWPTAD?

pete

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 5559
  • freakin huge
  • Respect: +458
    • my site
Re: So Far This Year Vol. 6
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2008, 01:03:27 PM »
0
are indie movies dead?
there are more movies now that are made between 2-8 million dollars, but I haven't seen those $400,000 ones that used to kick everyone's ass like the station agent or george washington.  all the movies made at that budget don't get distribution anymore and are all about the same thing.  am I generalizing?  somebody save my soul!

that being said, I like this year so far.
“Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot.”
- Buster Keaton

 

DMCA & Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy