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Interesting tidbit in the Times today-
James Cameron putting the innovations of Avatar to work in an anime-inspired Cyber Punk setting? YES PLEASE.
In other news,the G.I. Joe film has maybe 5 things that piqued my interest:
...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
Oh, Lemmy. *pats* Do yourself a favour and get some ice cream and a screwball comedy; you'll feel right as rain tomorrow morning.
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.
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.
Would love to comment, but I haven't seen Wallstreet I * My "Watch these movies NAO"-list is rather long :/
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
I Read That As Repo Man.
^^ 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
My teacher let me borrow his copy of All Quiet On The Western Front.
Watched the newest film-version of Persuasion yesterday. Now, there's a Tear Jerker.
I didn't get to watch AQOTWF, but I rented Chinatown from the library.
Watched three-quarters of Chinatown, cannot comprehend what is so great about it,
edited 19th Mar '10 3:34:08 PM by Seamus
My mother calls Gainax Endings Chinatown Endings.
edited 19th Mar '10 5:48:57 PM by FurikoMaru
We should so make that a redirect.
I also put Amadeus on hold at the library.
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...
I didn't like Amadeus when I was younger, but now I find it quite good.
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.
Saw Barton Fink, I liked it.
I WILL SHOW YOU THE LIFE OF THE MIND! I WILL SHOW YOU THE LIFE OF THE MIND!
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...
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.
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
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
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.
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