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Respect the Red Right Hand
Jan 13th 2010 at 6:15:39 AM

For those things that are cool, but don't quite merit a thread yet. And random chattering, and boxing, I guess. [tongue]

Interesting tidbit in the Times today-

the “Avatar” innovations were perfectly suited to prospective projects like “Battle Angel,” a film that is based on a Japanese comic and that has been in development for Mr. Cameron to direct at Fox.

James Cameron putting the innovations of Avatar to work in an anime-inspired Cyber Punk setting? YES PLEASE.

AckSed Pat. St. of Archive Binge from Pure Imagination
Pat. St. of Archive Binge
Jan 15th 2010 at 8:26:21 PM

Yes,YES,YES.

In other news,the G.I. Joe film has maybe 5 things that piqued my interest:

  • The accelerator suits were legitimately cool.
  • Christopher Eccelston.
  • We hear someone scream underwater. AHAHAHAHAHAA
  • The mad scientist becomes the true Big Bad.
  • Parent Service for all: the women are in Spy Catsuits for the men,and an Asian prettyboy ninja gets shirtless for teh ladeez,with authentic battle damage.

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Lemurian from Touhou fanboy attic Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Jan 22nd 2010 at 4:25:36 AM

...I watched Jeanne D'Arc by Luc Besson.

...that was...just...wow... Unique way of depicting Jeanne D'Arc and God. I think I just had a revelation of sorts...

edited 22nd Jan '10 4:26:36 AM by Lemurian

Join us in our quest to play all RPG video games! Moving on to disc 2 of Grandia!
FurikoMaru Reverse the Curse from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
Jan 25th 2010 at 4:51:40 PM

Oh, Lemmy. *pats* Do yourself a favour and get some ice cream and a screwball comedy; you'll feel right as rain tomorrow morning.

A True Lady's Quest - A Jojo is You!
slowzombie Platypus! from Way up North
Platypus!
Jan 25th 2010 at 4:59:02 PM

I have found out that I have way too few light-hearted movies. This realization came to me after finishing the french "Oh dear god no, the horror"-film └ l'intÚrieur and realizing that my film options to restore my faith in humanity was very few indeed. Maybe I should buy Amelie.

Liveblog | Deadblog
Jan 25th 2010 at 5:00:11 PM

Wallstreet II... any thoughts? I think it has a premise that might actually merit a sequel. I really like the idea of the reformed. A reformed and now confused and befuddled Gordon Gekko is a great idea, introduced to a world where machines make more financial decisions than human beings. Its like retrospective scifi.

slowzombie Platypus! from Way up North
Platypus!
Feb 2nd 2010 at 1:48:34 PM

Would love to comment, but I haven't seen Wallstreet I  *

On another note, I noticed the trailer for a movie that seemed... oddly familiar somehow. Repo Men It's about legalized assassins getting back the organs of people whose organ-financing loans have defaulted in the mid 2050's. Our hero, a Repo Man, gets in trouble with his employers, and action is had. I just think I've seen it somewhere before.

In all fairness, I doubt it'll be the same movie, especially since I detect an acute Anthony Stuart Head shortage. It seems to be more of a standard action flick too, which I don't consider an improvement.

edited 2nd Feb '10 1:49:54 PM by slowzombie

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Respect the Red Right Hand
Feb 2nd 2010 at 6:15:25 PM

^^ It's a screenplay based on a short story, and it's been in Development Hell since before Repo was ever performed. The original title was "Repossession Mambo". And Now You Know...

edited 2nd Feb '10 6:15:48 PM by Ronnie

Wicked223 from Death Star in the forest
Mar 5th 2010 at 5:43:21 PM

My teacher let me borrow his copy of All Quiet On The Western Front.

You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
Lemurian from Touhou fanboy attic Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Mar 16th 2010 at 5:05:58 AM

Watched the newest film-version of Persuasion yesterday. Now, there's a Tear Jerker.

Join us in our quest to play all RPG video games! Moving on to disc 2 of Grandia!
Wicked223 from Death Star in the forest
Mar 16th 2010 at 2:05:47 PM

I didn't get to watch AQOTWF, but I rented Chinatown from the library.

You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
Wicked223 from Death Star in the forest
Mar 19th 2010 at 3:32:11 PM

Watched three-quarters of Chinatown, cannot comprehend what is so great about it,

You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
Seamus Another Perfect Day from the Quantum Savanna
Another Perfect Day
Mar 19th 2010 at 3:33:57 PM

Watched three-quarters of Chinatown, cannot comprehend what is so great about it,
Same here. Watching it, I was just bored, and apart from Noah Cross very little of it interested me.

edited 19th Mar '10 3:34:08 PM by Seamus

I've got two guns pointed west and a broken compass.
FurikoMaru Reverse the Curse from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
Mar 19th 2010 at 5:48:41 PM

My mother calls Gainax Endings Chinatown Endings.

edited 19th Mar '10 5:48:57 PM by FurikoMaru

A True Lady's Quest - A Jojo is You!
Wicked223 from Death Star in the forest
Mar 19th 2010 at 6:32:27 PM

We should so make that a redirect.

I also put Amadeus on hold at the library.

You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
AygentNomnomJayden Cool Shades Bro from secret eff bay eye base
Mar 20th 2010 at 1:38:20 AM

Amadeus is great. I've been watching that film ever since I was a kid, even though back then I didn't understand like 90% of the plot but for some reason I just watched it over and over again.

Isn't it funny how you watch grown-up films as a kid even though you don't really understand the plot but hey, it's a film, so you watch it anyway? My parents had a cool video collection.

I kind of miss the VCR era. Those days seem so far away now...

Shaun Mars, more like Shaun Dars, am I right?
krrackknut Not here, look elsewhere from The empty Aether.
Not here, look elsewhere
Mar 20th 2010 at 4:17:48 AM

I didn't like Amadeus when I was younger, but now I find it quite good.

An useless name, a forsaken connection.
yukijin from behind the scenes
Mar 23rd 2010 at 2:12:59 PM

I was shown Mauvais Sang today, essentially a french arthouse picture, going by the tropes. Not bad, certainly interesting from a visual perspective, and some very good performances.

...is out to lunch.
Myrmidon The Ant King from In Antartica
The Ant King
Apr 5th 2010 at 7:20:51 PM

Saw Barton Fink, I liked it.

I WILL SHOW YOU THE LIFE OF THE MIND! I WILL SHOW YOU THE LIFE OF THE MIND!

Kill all math nerds
Tzetze DUMB from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Apr 27th 2010 at 5:12:01 PM

I was forced to watch Alex & Emma. Trivia facts: It's where we got the name I "Uh" You, Too. It's also shitty. Guess I'll make a page for it, later...

[1] This facsimile operated in part by synAC.
yukijin from behind the scenes
Apr 29th 2010 at 7:54:29 AM

Saw The Seventh Victim the other day, as featured on the Religion of Evil page. Liked the intertext references to the Divine Comedy and it has a very morally dissonant by 1940s/studio standards.

...is out to lunch.
krrackknut Not here, look elsewhere from The empty Aether.
Not here, look elsewhere
Apr 30th 2010 at 3:25:08 AM

Just saw Alice in Wonderland and Ip Man 2.

Ip Man 2 was pretty much the first movie; suffer from Chronic Hero Syndrome while trying to manage money, see your fellow man downtrodden, see a fellow martial artist die fighting the guys doing the trampling, be galvanized into action, and kick a foreigner's ass in an exhibition fight, and along the way, have awesome martial arts battles.

Only this time, the foreigners are British and aren't really killing anybody and are just insulting the Chinese, the foreign fighter is a jerkass boxer nicknamed the Twister, and since all the character development was done in the first movie, there really isn't much characterization for our hero.

Sammo Hung is the real star of the movie among a Hong Kong all-star cast, portraying a rather ferocious rival martial artist mentor with strong ties and duties toward his disciples and family, and who subsequently dies fighting for Wushu's honor against the aforementioned boxer.

Oh, and a rather gratuitous cameo of a young Bruce Lee at the end. All-in-all, a pretty good film.

edited 30th Apr '10 3:26:43 AM by krrackknut

An useless name, a forsaken connection.
Myrmidon The Ant King from In Antartica
The Ant King
May 8th 2010 at 6:23:04 PM

I was expecting a goofy comedy. Why did you make me cry like that? Why?

edited 8th May '10 6:23:20 PM by Myrmidon

Kill all math nerds
Zyxzy Embrace the mindscrew from Salem, OR
Embrace the mindscrew
May 31st 2010 at 6:52:24 PM

Looks like I'll have to get my hands on Ikiru, The Seven Samurai, and Ran for the sake of analysing the auteur theory in regards to Akira Kurosawa. This'll be fun.

What's the frequency Kenneth?|In case of war.

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