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Movies!

Postby Tom » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:38 pm

We have threads for Music and Books. Why not add one for Movies?

I recently saw Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer. The deliberately contrived plot strings together a series of set-pieces. Part social commentary, part survival tale, and part satire the film is heavy on style while also managing a tense visceral tone. Truth to tell, I am not certain whether I actually enjoyed - in the truest sense of the word - Snowpiercer. Regardless, the movie's excellence and Bong's mastery over the medium are undeniable.

As a footnote, Bong's, The Host (from 2006) is the best monster movie I have seen in the new millennium.
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Postby Grumblesaur » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:54 pm

The Way Back (2010), starring Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, and Ed Harris.
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Postby DWMagus » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:03 pm

The Truman Show.

One of Jim Carrey's best roles, IMO. That or The Majestic.
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Re: Movies!

Postby Katawa » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:17 am

woops, my bad, everything & anything actually means specific and conformed
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Postby Cornflakes_91 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:06 am

2001+2010 (well, obvious that i say that :lol:)

Equilibrium was quite funny

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Re: Movies!

Postby Lum » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:38 pm

Jupiter Ascending looks pretty cool.

The last las movie I saw was "The Grandmaster". I liked it :thumbup:
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Re: Movies!

Postby Tom » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:36 pm

Lum wrote:The last las movie I saw was "The Grandmaster". I liked it :thumbup:


Chungking Express is my favorite, but I quite like most of Wong Kar-wai's films.
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Re: Movies!

Postby Lum » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:43 pm

I'll try to get a copy of the, thanks for the tip Tom! :thumbup:
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Postby DWMagus » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:23 pm

Oh yeah, and most of the stuff with Bruce Lee.... Yes, I'm one of those types of people.
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Re: Movies!

Postby johncage » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:39 pm

Tom wrote:
Lum wrote:The last las movie I saw was "The Grandmaster". I liked it :thumbup:


Chungking Express is my favorite, but I quite like most of Wong Kar-wai's films.


After being immersed in HK/Taiwanese cinema for awhile, one realizes it's all hipster nonsense with a heap of overacting.
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Re: Movies!

Postby Tom » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:24 pm

Lum wrote:I'll try to get a copy of the, thanks for the tip Tom! :thumbup:


Lum wrote:I'll try to get a copy of the, thanks for the tip Tom! :thumbup:


As a disclaimer, Chungking Express is not a period, kung fu, movie. Regardless, it is absolutely fantastic.

If you like wuxia movies, Wong's Ashes of Time is also worth a look. Some find the narrative hard to unravel - the key to the story lies in the title - and the action highly stylized. For those who can accept the movie on its own terms, Ashes of Time is a beautiful experience.
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Postby Tom » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:25 pm

johncage wrote:
Tom wrote:
Lum wrote:The last las movie I saw was "The Grandmaster". I liked it :thumbup:


Chungking Express is my favorite, but I quite like most of Wong Kar-wai's films.


After being immersed in HK/Taiwanese cinema for awhile, one realizes it's all hipster nonsense with a heap of overacting.


Is there anything that you actually like? Or, are you this jaded about life as a whole?
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Postby Lum » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:42 pm

Tom wrote:
Lum wrote:I'll try to get a copy of the, thanks for the tip Tom! :thumbup:


Lum wrote:I'll try to get a copy of the, thanks for the tip Tom! :thumbup:


As a disclaimer, Chungking Express is not a period, kung fu, movie. Regardless, it is absolutely fantastic.

If you like wuxia movies, Wong's Ashes of Time is also worth a look. Some find the narrative hard to unravel - the key to the story lies in the title - and the action highly stylized. For those who can accept the movie on its own terms, Ashes of Time is a beautiful experience.


Thanks again! I look forward to these movies :thumbup: I like the genre!
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Re: Movies!

Postby Katawa » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:53 am

Once upon a time a certain film blew my tiny little mind.
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Re: Movies!

Postby Tom » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:21 am

Katawa wrote:Once upon a time a certain film blew my tiny little mind.


I knew there was something I liked about you. (Well, there is actually quite a lot to like about your posts.)

At any rate, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is fu_king great.
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