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Thoughts for tonight, so comments welcome:

 

 

 

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Horror seems to be a good genre for today, so this is on...

 

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Last night:

 

 

Scatterbrained. Stiller, Watts and Driver try really hard, though. The film just goes out its way to preach that young people are disingenuous soul-suckers, and that older people should accept being older and start having babies and going to shitty fucking children's sing-alongs-and shit. But then Adam Horovitz's character deflates that notion, but then the main characters go ahead and do it anyway.

 

It's a movie that - much like the documentary-making characters played by Stiller and Driver - thinks it has something to say, but it's really just throwing a bunch of bullshit at the wall and hoping something sticks.

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Thoughts for tonight, so comments welcome:







Followed through...both are more than acceptable. Punch is a low budget London gangsta film elevated by cast and vain pretensions of Mann-like insight. It's a decent watch though.

Wahlberg was a bit of a revelation in the Gambler, or at least a wake up from years of mediocrity since Boogie Nights. The ending is weirdly pat - I'm looking for the clue that it's all a dream, but until the climax it's a tense thriller with some fabulous character work. I may, may I say, have lost track of the various credit transactions, so perhaps it fell apart way before it lost me...
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PS followed both with this. Hard to argue a better Wagner recording...

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PS followed both with this. Hard to argue a better Wagner recording...

Pure class.
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Pure class.

It really is. Acoustics and singers are amazing.
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Now Playing:

 

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Seek out the original Toback THE GAMBLER. Caan is amazing in it. Has one of the great perfect 70's endings.

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Matinee Double Feature:

 

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Matinee Double Feature:

 

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No wonder I kept getting these two mixed up back then.

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Seek out the original Toback THE GAMBLER. Caan is amazing in it. Has one of the great perfect 70's endings.

I'll definitely do that. The ending of this one was too pat, even if you can convince yourself of the high likelihood things will eventually go wrong. I was expecting something a little less definitive or downright depressing.
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Have this on....via Netflix.

 

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Next, via Netflix:

 

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Just got this blu set in the mail and I can't wait to see how they look. So tonight is a double feature.




These movies never grabbed me when I was younger. But after a rewatch just a few years back I fell in love. The wife and I have been saying "Dig it or fuck off." since.
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Late Show:

 

(following SNL)

 

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Now Playing:

 

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Currently watching this:

 

 

Jon Peters and Kevin Smith taking each other down is pretty delicious. 

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Just started.

Day drinking with my brother, threw this on.

Goddamn JFK reunion..

I miss Costner.
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Now watching...

 

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Love that one! The blood gag always has be rolling.

The sequel looks pretty bad, though.
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There's a sequel???

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It's coming out in like a week.

https://youtu.be/t0eyM05hyJ0
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Just started.

Day drinking with my brother, threw this on.

Goddamn JFK reunion..

I miss Costner.

 

Curious what you thought of it.

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Now Playing: Double Bill

 

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Actually just finished watching this at an actual movie theater:

 

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Now watching...

 

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Loved the series Monkey when I was a kid, and really up for seeing this given how much I adore ​Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle. Can't find it to stream though in the UK.

 

"Born of an egg on a mountain top.

The punkiest monkey that ever popped!"

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Had a bit of a movie marathon with my brother yesterday.

Earlier I mentioned Criminal, which I enjoyed, more or less for the concept and Costners performance. The action wasn't "slam bang" by any stretch but was decent enough. Someone also mentioned how cool it was to see Oldman and Jones in a role reversal.


My pick was A Serious Man next. I love it and my brother had never seen it. He digs the Coens, but this one was lost in him. "Sooo is this a movie of a guy just getting shit on for 2 hours?"

Genius was next. His pick. It is on HBO Now. Enjoyable for what it was. Not very memorable, but it got the job done I suppose. Colin Firth loved his hat.
Jude Laws accent was bad. The end.



That movie though got him in the mood to watch Midnight in Paris however, after I dropped some of its plotpoints and the authors it depicts are also in Genius.

He likes the few Woody Allen movies he has seen and he of course is one of my favorites.

MiP never fails to get me choked up, and last night was no exception. It is just a perfect film. Owen Wilson's best. And it makes me want to movie to Paris, or France in general.

All in all a good movie day.
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Late Show: Double Feature

 

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Late Late Show:

 

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Late Late Show:

 

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Great movie; great book. Amazing cast entirely made up of character actors. 

 

I know it sounds weird, but these days actors like Marvin are in danger of being underappreciated. Also, given the circumstances of their life and the way it informed the focused humanity they brought to their acting, they haven't been replaced. Actors with the scars of a life before or outside acting; who can boast that kind of hard-earned immediacy on screen now? 

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I was gonna say Trejo, but then I remembered he's 72.

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Actually been watching.  I'm at E1 of S3.  Never watched this before and I have to admit that its been a long while since I've enjoyed an ensemble cast this much. This show for some reason, has resonated with me.

 

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Evening performance.

Free list suspended.
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Late Show:

 

(following the game)

 

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Great movie; great book. Amazing cast entirely made up of character actors. 

 

I know it sounds weird, but these days actors like Marvin are in danger of being underappreciated. Also, given the circumstances of their life and the way it informed the focused humanity they brought to their acting, they haven't been replaced. Actors with the scars of a life before or outside acting; who can boast that kind of hard-earned immediacy on screen now? 

 

I'm a big fan. Never read the book, but if I recall initially film was considered somewhat of a disappointment in comparison. That kind of backlash happens a lot. Sometimes it takes time for film to age into appreciation (an adaption escape shadow).

 

Lee Marvin is magnificent, and I love William Hurt.

 

Hurt is one of the most interesting actors of the 80's that isn't talked about as much anymore.  ALTERED STATES through ACCIDENTAL TOURIST, a fascinating, brilliant run.

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Late Show:

 

(following the game)

 

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What did you think of it?  I really liked it.

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I liked it. I dug the retro feel. Flanagan obviously had a PG-13 mandate, and he worked well within framework, but I wish it had been allowed to go a little harder. Example: that slingshot scene payoff was offscreen, but it should have been a disturbingly visceral burst of violence. It should've been a cringe inducing hide your eyes moment, but as is felt like pulled punch.

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