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    Quote Quoting Winston* (view post)
    Watching this latest Street Fighter movie. M. Bison just ripped a baby out of a pregnant woman with his bare hands.
    Endlessly depressing: We get to see Jean Claude Van Damme beat the hell out of a cancer ridden Raoul Julia.

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Endlessly depressing: We get to see Jean Claude Van Damme beat the hell out of a cancer ridden Raoul Julia.
    Wrong one.

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    Quote Quoting soitgoes... (view post)
    :lol: Doh!

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    :lol: Doh!
    It's okay. I don't think any of us should be up late discussing either Street Fighter movie.

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    The New World/ (Malick '05) ****
    The Thin Red Line/ (Malick '98) ***
    Days of Heaven (Malick '78) ***
    Glad I'm not the only one who ranks them thusly.

    God, I still have another week to wait to see Tree of Life.
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    Kill Bill: Vol. 1 is Tarantino's first full-length film that I can say I loved. His quirks and dialogue are no longer distracting, but essential elements in constructing this alternate universe, which exists entirely within the movies Tarantino loves. Perhaps most importantly, the filmmaking is his most accomplished yet. He manages a wealth of great compositions, striking visuals and a fluid rhythm in his editing that flourishes when set to music. There's almost not a single shot that feels functional or unnecessary. The showdown at the House of Blue Leaves is an extended, wordless half-hour of cinematic bliss, the pure thrill of watching a rage-fueled rampage through clear shots, awesome choreography and precise editing. The best action scene I've seen in a long time, doubly rewarding because it's Tarantino pulling it off, and I was honestly a bit skeptical after the first, a bit underwhelming fight with Vivica A. Fox. Truly inspiring stuff.

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    Westworld. Great idea for a movie, and it had me completely enthralled for the first half. Then my mind started over-analyzing all the holes in the film. Yul Brynner is badass though. I'm surprised this one hasn't been picked for a remake (or maybe it has and I'm unaware?).

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    Quote Quoting soitgoes... (view post)
    I'm surprised this one hasn't been picked for a remake (or maybe it has and I'm unaware?).
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475784/

    Of course.
    Coming to America (Landis, 1988) **
    The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019) *1/2
    Us (Peele, 2019) ***1/2
    Fugue (Smoczynska, 2018) ***1/2
    Prisoners (Villeneuve, 2013) ***1/2
    Shadow (Zhang, 2018) ***
    Oslo, August 31st (J. Trier, 2011) ****
    Climax (No, 2018) **1/2
    Fighting With My Family (Merchant, 2019) **
    Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013) ***

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    Yeah, I figured it would only be a matter of time. I do think a remake can improve on the original's idea though. I also think that a remake can be even worse. I'm gonna go with even worse.

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    Once Westworld left Westworld, it went to shit.

    Knives Out - ** 1/2
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    I like Westwood quite a bit, but its merely solid. So a remake could be an improvement, but knowing Hollywood I doubt that will happen.

    The Illusionist (2010) was interesting, in that the first half is all slow build, and then the second half is really emotionally powerful. I'm not sure I ever intend to watch this again, though, as it was quite depressing, but the animation was gorgeous and the characters were fleshed out. Great film, and now having seen this and How to Train Your Dragon all I have left for Oscar nominated animated movies from 2010 is Toy Story 3. I'm sure there are other animated movies from 2010, but I'm not sure if any of them interest me as much as those three.
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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    I'm sure there are other animated movies from 2010, but I'm not sure if any of them interest me as much as those three.
    Tangled is a must see.
    Coming to America (Landis, 1988) **
    The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019) *1/2
    Us (Peele, 2019) ***1/2
    Fugue (Smoczynska, 2018) ***1/2
    Prisoners (Villeneuve, 2013) ***1/2
    Shadow (Zhang, 2018) ***
    Oslo, August 31st (J. Trier, 2011) ****
    Climax (No, 2018) **1/2
    Fighting With My Family (Merchant, 2019) **
    Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013) ***

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Once Westworld left Westworld, it went to shit.
    While I agree with this, I would extend it further, and say there was never a need to have either of the other two worlds. The asides with the husband and wife in the medievel world only served to break up the pacing, and to only show the Roman world through the monitors was just weird.

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    Tangled is a must see.
    Really? The trailer made it appear to be some dumb movie aimed at really little kids. But I might give it a shot.

    Thor was entertaining, and quite badass. Clearly aimed at a male audience, although they certainly threw in shots of Thor's gigantic muscles for the women who got dragged to this by their boyfriends (yes I'm half-joking about that-even women can enjoy violent super hero action movies). The cast for this was really quite good, actually, and the movie itself is a nice thrill ride that had some well made action sequences. [
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    Quote Quoting soitgoes... (view post)
    Rollerball (Jewison 75) **
    Next up: the McTiernan remake?
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    Tangled was very good, Madman. Advertised very poorly.

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    Quote Quoting Rowland (view post)
    Next up: the McTiernan remake?
    Nooooooooooo. I already lived through that.

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    Tangled is not as bad as the trailers made it look. And not as good as Match Cut makes out.
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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    Really? The trailer made it appear to be some dumb movie aimed at really little kids. But I might give it a shot.
    Tangled was marketed by drunk people.

    It was lovely, thoughtful, funny and charming. I have rarely been so surprised (in a positive sense) by a film. I'd consider it a must-see.
    ...and the milk's in me.

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    I'm pretty sure nobody here cares, but I took the liberty of ranking the 16 Georgian films I've seen thus far, 15 of which I've seen this year, and all 16 within the past 8 months:

    Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story (Shengelaya, 1983)
    Big Green Valley (Kokochashvili, 1967)
    The Plea (Abuladze, 1967)
    The Step (Rekhviashvili, 1985)
    The Legend of Suram Fortress (Parajanov/Abashidze, 1986)
    The 19th Century Georgian Chronicle (Rekhviashvili, 1979)
    Robinsonada or My English Grandfather (Dzhordzhadze, 1987)
    Pirosmani (Shengelaya, 1969)
    Cucaracha (Dolidze, 1982)
    Magdana's Donkey (Abuladze/Chkheidze, 1955)
    The Wishing Tree (Abuladze, 1976)
    The Way Home (Rekhviashvili, 1981)
    Lived Once a Song-Thrush (Iosseliani, 1970)
    Umbrella (Kobakhidze, 1967)
    Aprili (Iosseliani, 1961)
    Falling Leaves (Iosseliani, 1966)

    All are worth watching.
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    Night Across the Street (Raoul Ruiz | 2012 | Chile/France)*
    Pain & Gain (Michael Bay | 2013 | USA)*
    You're Next (Adam Wingard | 2011 | USA)
    Little Odessa (James Gray | 1994 | USA)*

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    Finally watched Profound Desires of the Gods. Really inspiring to know that there's such great, epic-scale like this out there that's yet to be completely unearthed - this has been virtually unseen since flopping on its release and killing Imamura's career for a decade. I didn't completely connect with it on a thematic level, but it's endlessly fascinating, admirably ambitious, visually beautiful, thoroughly weird, and the kind of film that I can imagine is waiting to find its way onto many all-time-faves lists. Especially stunning-looking on the UK Masters of Cinema Blu-Ray, so get on it if you're a region-free'er.

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    I watched The Town last night and thought it was pretty good, an above-average heist flick, but Jeremy Renner sipping on that pop suggested that there was a much more interesting film inside an above-average heist flick.

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    Quote Quoting Dead & Messed Up (view post)
    I watched The Town last night and thought it was pretty good, an above-average heist flick, but Jeremy Renner sipping on that pop suggested that there was a much more interesting film inside an above-average heist flick.
    I love that moment.
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    Don't remember that moment.....

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