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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Untitled Paul Thomas Ander...
Last post by Scrooby - Yesterday at 04:46:17 PM
Note the return of a vibe remarked on earlier in this thread—the inherent humor in Leo's character. In the video just above, he seems, possibly, in the first shot, not very savvy with weaponry; yet in the second shot looks as precise as Charles Whitman. Though, of course, he's wearing a bathrobe? Like the Big Lebowski? And Jack at the Overlook? And in one shot, during his retreat he seems to trip up—the comedy of fouling up a victory lap? . . . Which suggests a scroobiplexity of tone : the wacky (e.g., falling off a chair) is wedded to cool predatory precision. What takes place here evokes a War of the Worlds- and The Thing-type open question : What happened inside the crater?
News and Theory / Re: Theatrical Exhibition
Last post by WorldForgot - Yesterday at 04:39:13 PM
After news that 6 Alamo Drafthouses had closed around the DFW/North Texas area, new news:

Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas Sells to Sony

QuoteSony Pictures Entertainment has acquired Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the theater chain that inspired a passionate following with its creative cocktails, extensive food menu and strict "no talking, no texting" policies. The media company acquired Alamo Drafthouse from owners Altamont Capital Partners, Fortress Investment Group and its founder Tim League.

Under its new ownership, Alamo Drafthouse will be managed under a newly established division, Sony Pictures Experiences. In a press release touting the sale, the company said it "reinforces [Sony Pictures Entertainment's] long-held commitment to theatrical exhibition and continued initiatives in experiential entertainment." Alamo has been quietly soliciting offers for the past several months, but had struggled to find a buyer.

However, Alamo with its loyal fanbase has fared better than its competition. Last year, the theater chain had a 30% jump in box office revenue from the previous year, a much more substantial improvement than the 21% increase experienced by the industry at large.

If the tone was as propulsive, taut and relentless as the times we are living in, this could be something very.............Honestly, No Country for Old Men and TWBB in the same year was a cosmic occurence. So, curious to meet the mood of this thing...
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Untitled Paul Thomas Ander...
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Untitled Paul Thomas Ander...
Last post by RudyBlatnoyd - June 11, 2024, 02:18:43 PM
I don't know why exactly, but something about the BTS tidbits and photos makes me think that this is going to be PTA's version of a John Carpenter movie.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Untitled Paul Thomas Ander...
Last post by WorldForgot - June 11, 2024, 07:09:42 AM
Damn, spoilers! Some of us are still catching up on the pre-2000s flicks ;p

Joking of course.
All the desert pics send me back to the days of No Country for Old Men rollout. Can't wait to feel this film's specific sense of chase, though.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Untitled Paul Thomas Ander...
Last post by Scrooby - June 10, 2024, 01:19:50 PM

thinking of

U-Turn (1997)
The Vault / Re: Pete's Dragon
Last post by Reel - June 08, 2024, 11:16:21 AM
I watched this on blu ray for the first time for my fourth viewing of the film last night.

Best bridge set piece since 'Casualties of War'!
Digital Streams & Criterion Dreams / Re: I Just Bought...
Last post by WorldForgot - June 03, 2024, 07:34:53 AM
Moved from LA to Chicago last summer, and never took my discs out of the box. Moved into my 2nd apartment out here a week and a half ago and finally put up an entertainment cabinet in the living room.

Somewhere in those two hops I lost my copy of RED SPIRIT LAKE - WE AWAIT via Saturn´s Core. So ordered another this morning, emboldened by the less-than-500 count on the site. My first Vinegar Syndrome purchase since Tammy and the T-Rex, restoring that slice of my collection ~
2023 In Film / Re: Beau Is Afraid (Ari Aster)...
Last post by WorldForgot - June 01, 2024, 01:01:12 PM
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Just now realized the 'you look like a minestrone man ~' line is
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Amy Ryan's Grace. Denis Minochet's Jeeves in the back there.