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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:25 pm

I've realized that a lot of the things I like often don't get embraced by the masses.

To me, Spider Man 3 was such a mess already by that point that the introduction of Emo Parker couldn't hurt the movie further. It just made me laugh with stupid joy.
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Postby Nanda on Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:38 pm

It made me squirm uncomfortably in my seat. I was embarrassed for both of us.
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:30 pm

I had the luxury of seeing that at home and had already heard from many people that it was an awful movie. If I had seen it in a theater expecting the same level that Spider Man 2 delivered, the I would've thought differently I imagine.
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Postby Yeahduff on Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:02 am

theSuburbanLetdown wrote:I've realized that a lot of the things I like often don't get embraced by the masses.


Peh, masses.

Are we talking about the jazz club scene? I was pissed he was being such a dick to MJ. Then I had more rum.
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:15 am

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theSuburbanLetdown wrote:I've realized that a lot of the things I like often don't get embraced by the masses.


Peh, masses.

Yeah, what do they know? I'd actually enjoy it if more people liked the things I like, but it just doesn't seem to work that way.
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Postby Nanda on Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:09 am

yeahduff wrote:Are we talking about the jazz club scene? I was pissed he was being such a dick to MJ. Then I had more rum.


That whole dance scene made me want to vomit on my shoes.
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:14 am

That whole movie as a whole makes me feel bad. So many letdowns this past summer.
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Postby Yeahduff on Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:56 am

It's quite possible that Paprika is the only film I saw at a theatre last year. Which I'm OK with.
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Postby Nanda on Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:59 am

yeahduff wrote:It's quite possible that Paprika is the only film I saw at a theatre last year. Which I'm OK with.


It never even came close to our city, which is really weird, because we have a decent art scene...

I saw it at WALMART the other day. Not sure how to feel about that.
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Postby Yeahduff on Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:27 am

I'm surprised they'd carry something like that. Unless they just saw it was a cartoon and put it in the kids' section.

Good movie.
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:31 am

Seriously. Isn't this the same company that only sells edited versions of albums?

On a related note, I wonder if Disney knew about the existence of Pom Poko before they signed on to distribute and translate Miyazaki's movies.
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Postby PortableNuke on Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:41 pm

yeahduff wrote:It's quite possible that Paprika is the only film I saw at a theatre last year. Which I'm OK with.


Paprika sounds interesting. I'll have to find it. Which won't be easy since my choices are Blockbuster and Blockbuster.

I thought Bear vs. Shark was really good. It's a love story with social misfits as the main stars. It's painful at times, but the pain comes from recognition of past mistakes.

I also The Kingdom, which is really good for an action flick. It's a slow burn that has a cathartic release of violence rather then the regular bag 'em and tag 'em action mentality. It has a similar feel to Heat, another of Micheal Mann's movies.
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Postby Col on Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:01 pm

Hancock's a surprisingly enjoyable film. The trailers really only show half the film, but that's because it would give too much away. Thus, the trailers end up making it look like a different kind of film than it is. I found it a good summer movie; taking a turn for the better compared to what the trailers suggested.
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Postby PortableNuke on Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:40 pm

Hancock does look interesting. Someone was saying there might be an X-Man connection in the movie.

A couple of films I've seen in the last month or so: Redbelt, Priceless.

Redbelt by David Mamet is a great movie. It's the anti-kung-fu kung-fu movie. It focuses on applying the teachings of Jujitsu, a martial art. Lots suspense, lots of tension, but not much fighting. This isn't a modern Blood Sport; it's the opposite of it. It gets kind of silly at the very end, but the rest of the film is worth it.

Priceless is a French romantic comedy. It's light and fun with a interesting story. It's still a romantic comedy, but it's much more believable then other ones. I would rate it as a good date movie. She'll like it, and you won't want to end your life to stop the pain.

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I got to see Paprika, and it's very original. I was very impressed. I do feel like it has two endings though with the second one being tacked on. An epilogue would have been great, but they made it one big movie.
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Postby Yeahduff on Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:56 am

I enjoy Mamet, but I couldn't bring myself to believe in him doing a kung-fu flick. Maybe I'll get over it.

Kinda wanna see Priceless. I've been a fan of Audrey Tatou since Amelie, but then, who hasn't?

I barely knew then what was going on in Paprika, so now I couldn't even tell you. Restraint, though, is not a chief attribute of that film, you're right.
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Postby Man in a suit on Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:31 pm

Bow down before Kon, human!
Actually, I didn't pay enough attention to Paprika to have an informed opinion, but I can tell you that it is very much in Kon's style of things. See Perfect Blue and Millenium Actress for reference. Also Tokyo Godfathers (which is really amazingly good).
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Postby Nanda on Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:27 pm

Man in a suit wrote:Also Tokyo Godfathers (which is really amazingly good).


I was just talking about this movie today with a friend. It's my favorite anime.
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Postby Yeahduff on Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:15 am

I really should get around to watching that.
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:06 am

Nanda wrote:
Man in a suit wrote:Also Tokyo Godfathers (which is really amazingly good).


I was just talking about this movie today with a friend. It's my favorite anime.

One of my friends talked to Satoshi Kon. We were talking about Tokyo Godfathers too.
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Postby Yeahduff on Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:11 am

Saw about 75% of the new Hairspray last night in a city park. Not as soul-crushing as I expected, cute, if you're into that kinda thing.

It made me a little nervous hearing the word "Negro Day" thrown around so much with all those kids around.
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