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post #51 of 12659
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Originally Posted by RathBandu View Post
King of Kong is so, so great.

Those are some really, REALLY, odd people.

I will never achive a "Kill Screen" on Donkey Kong
post #52 of 12659
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Originally Posted by Schwartz View Post
I'd say Once or Garcia. The first is the best western around, featuring Charles "I'll Teach You To Flee In Terror At The Sound Of A Harmonica" Bronson and Claudia "You Didn't Think Women Could Be This Hot In The 60s, Did You?" Cardinale. The second is like a premake of No Country For Old Men from the 70s. Which is obviously a good thing.
Thanks for the advice. didn't get any of them in the end - ended up seeing Once (the Irish one), and totally fell in love with it. Such an incredible carefree spirit about it; why it's not nominated for Foreign Movie is beyond me.

I think I'm going to pick up Garcia later today and then Once Upon a Time in the West next week some time. Really looking forward to both of them.
post #53 of 12659
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I have a bone to pick with you, Nexus 7. FOR RICHER OR POORER turned out to be a real piece of shit. It's a routine comedy and its depiction of Amish life is far too sanitary. The only breath of fresh air was Wayne Knight as an hilarious fatty! Just 5 out of 10 stars from me.
Oh shit, I was complimenting your avatar. Sorry for the confusion.
post #54 of 12659
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Don't know if you've seen American Gangsters in theaters, but the extended edition is terrible. Extra boring scenes, plus they completely ruin the ending.
Not to derail, but how do they ruin the ending? Surely they don´t mess up the perfect final shot, do they?
post #55 of 12659
Tommy will be playing tonight at a local theater. I've only seen parts of it and what I've seen was awesomely weird, like The Acid Queen sequence. But I've got a ton of work to do it and I could always get it on DVD. Is it worth going or not?
post #56 of 12659
FURNACE arrived yesterday. Shall I spend the evening with Tom Sizemore and Danny Trejo or my wife?
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Sizemore/Trejo comes but once in a lifetime.
post #58 of 12659
That's because people usually kill themselves right after.

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FURNACE arrived yesterday. Shall I spend the evening with Tom Sizemore and Danny Trejo or my wife?
Don't do it, Past BobClark... Future BobClark says it's terrible!
post #59 of 12659
Sorry to derail:

Has Tom Sizemore and Michael Madsen ever been in a movie together?
post #60 of 12659
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Originally Posted by RathBandu View Post
How was the print?
The print was gorgeous. Not pristine but damn close. Nowhere near the faded-scratched look I expect from a typical archival presentation. It was better than black-and-white; it was ink-and-silver. Not to mention, there's something cool about seeing great old noir the way it was intended, projected in a cinema space; as my moviegoing companion said, you've got this shimmering jewel of nastiness surrounded by pitch black. Makes for a very different experience, compared to home video on TV.

Also, I read your link, and I agree, that fight sequence was just great. The old Greek wrestler is just a towering man-god of pure masculinity. He's like Lawrence Tierney with all the pussy removed.

And speaking of Tierney, Gene is simply sex on legs. Rowr.


P.S. Don't want to continue the hijack, so back in the spirit of the thread: Tomorrow night, I'm finally going to see Idiocracy for the first time. Don't know what's taken so long, but it's on the docket.
post #61 of 12659
The great thing about Night and the City is that (according to Wikipedia anyway) is that Dassin basically knew when he was making it that he was about to be blacklisted, and I think it was his last film made within the US studio system. Selznick basically told him it was going to be his last picture, and it was also Selznick who made Dassin cast Tierney so she wouldn't kill herself. (She was a pretty fucked up broad with a sad life. Also, JFK nailed her.) I'm having a Dassin double feature this weekend with Thieves' Highway and Rififi, neither of which I've seen yet, myself.

Anyway, not to continue the derail, but you should definitely check out the Naked City if you haven't. It's like Night and the City, but a little lighter and it's just as great. I sort of wrote about it here.

Anyway, I am considering renting Shoah from Netflix. All nine hours of it. Will I hate myself afterwards?
post #62 of 12659
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Not to derail, but how do they ruin the ending? Surely they don´t mess up the perfect final shot, do they?
You know that "perfect final shot"?

They add like three more minutes of movie after it.
post #63 of 12659
I think tonight I might finally be watching Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, so I'm excited about that.

Other potential films on the docket for the evening: Children of Men, Lady Vengeance, The Fountain, Mousehunt, and Singin' in the Rain. I've seen all these, but some of the others that I'll be hanging out with haven't, so it all depends on what the group finally decides on.
post #64 of 12659
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Originally Posted by GET AIDS NOW! View Post
Sorry to derail:

Has Tom Sizemore and Michael Madsen ever been in a movie together?
They both appeared in Pauly Shore Is Dead playing themselves.
post #65 of 12659
Im about to see The Company of Wolves. Never seen it before and have only read the Netflix synopsis.
post #66 of 12659
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Im about to see The Company of Wolves. Never seen it before and have only read the Netflix synopsis.
You haven't even seen the poster art? Man, I envy you the surprises you have ahead.
post #67 of 12659
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Im about to see The Company of Wolves. Never seen it before and have only read the Netflix synopsis.
Film's something or a personal favourite. Beautiful to look at, and it expands nicely on what was fairly thin source material.
post #68 of 12659
King of Kong and Why Did I Get Married (my wife's choice)
post #69 of 12659
There is an upcoming screening of Hondo, in 3D, one of John Wayne's numerous westerns filmed around my town. Ron Shelton, Mick Garris, Walter Hill, John Landis, and Gretchen Wayne will be there for a Q&A.
Here's the thing: tickets are $55. And I have a couple exams I need to study for around that time.
I've heard very little about the film but it sounds great, especially with the directors showing up. Should I go?
post #70 of 12659
Fuck yes. You may never get another chance-- the Wayne estate never lets the 3D version out. Where's it playing?

Edited to add-- Well maybe not never. According to this they ran a digital-projection version in LA last November. I'm guessing your presentation will be digital too? Still, nothing beats watching a 3D film in a theatre.
post #71 of 12659
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You haven't even seen the poster art? Man, I envy you the surprises you have ahead.
It was quite a surprise. All I really knew about it was it was a werewolf film. Had no idea Neil Jordan directed it.

I liked it a lot.
post #72 of 12659
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Originally Posted by Hammerhead View Post
Fuck yes. You may never get another chance-- the Wayne estate never lets the 3D version out. Where's it playing?

Edited to add-- Well maybe not never. According to this they ran a digital-projection version in LA last November. I'm guessing your presentation will be digital too? Still, nothing beats watching a 3D film in a theatre.
It's playing at the Fox Theater in Tucson. It's a nice place that was recently re-opened after an extensive renovation. I haven't seen any reference to digital projection but I wouldn't be surprised if it was. What sucks is that at the LA screening tickets were $5. Here, it's 11 times that.
But, yeah, I think I'll try to make it.

Edited to add that I just found out that no one wants to see this with me for that price. Guess I'll miss it. Fuck.
post #73 of 12659
I forgot to chime in before I watched Gone Baby Gone.

Wow. This movie really hit home for me. I have known so many Helene McCready's in my life.
post #74 of 12659
I'm about to watch There Will Be Blood.

I've been meaning to for a while now... I wanna see Daniel Day-Lewis in his award winning role.
post #75 of 12659
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FURNACE arrived yesterday. Shall I spend the evening with Tom Sizemore and Danny Trejo or my wife?
Oh god ohshit no why didn't anyone stop me why?
Where were you, Moltisanti? WHERE WERE YOOOOU?!
post #76 of 12659
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Oh god ohshit no why didn't anyone stop me why?
Ahem, check out post #58.

Anyway, watching SWEENEY TODD later. It's been a while since I've seen a Tim Burton movie that's actually Tim Burton-y.
post #77 of 12659
You just blew my mind, man.
post #78 of 12659
Oh blessed Chudracle, should I see The Brave One tonight?
post #79 of 12659
Only if you are without alternatives. And yes, sundawn counts as one.
post #80 of 12659
As the resident "cranky movie guy" at work, everyone is telling me that I should watch "Across the Universe", just so they can "hear what you think of it." I kind of know that I am going to hate it, although I really enjoyed Frida and Taymor's The Lion King on Broadway. And I do like crazy musicals like Streets of Fire and Moulin Rouge and All That Jazz. Is it really worth my two hours, or is this a "having the discussion" movie only?

P.S. I still want a ruling on whether I should subject myself to Shoah, too.
post #81 of 12659
Watch Romance & Cigarettes instead. That way you can keep your indie cred at work and personally enjoy a better movie at the same time.
post #82 of 12659
I've been meaning to see that one for a while, plus, I generally trust the BobClark seal of approval. Thanks.
post #83 of 12659
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I still want a ruling on whether I should subject myself to Shoah, too.
Don't take this the wrong way, but I know recently we were talking (maybe in chat) about how lately, circumstances necessitate you watching movies in multiple sittings. That being the case, wouldn't it would take you months to get through Shoah?
post #84 of 12659
If I watched it, I would watch it straight through. I would make the time for that.
post #85 of 12659
About to watch The Long Kiss Goodnight. Well not really about to watch, but viewing it tomorrow evening. It's been a rough week so far and I'm in the mood for SLJ and Gina Davis spitting some Shane Black to Renny Harlin.

I hope it's everything I expect it to be.
post #86 of 12659
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Originally Posted by RathBandu View Post
As the resident "cranky movie guy" at work, everyone is telling me that I should watch "Across the Universe", just so they can "hear what you think of it." ... Is it really worth my two hours, or is this a "having the discussion" movie only?
I haven't seen it, but a hardcore filmgeeky friend of mine, whose opinion I trust, says: "It's probably not the worst movie ever made, but while you're watching it, it's hard to imagine anything being more terrible."
post #87 of 12659
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Originally Posted by Quarant View Post
That's because people usually kill themselves right after.


Don't do it, Past BobClark... Future BobClark says it's terrible!
Awesome.
post #88 of 12659
Movies I've got, that I've never seen and should probably get on instead of watching Masters of the Universe for the 300th time (but damn I love that movie):

Miller's Crossing, Butch Cassady and the Sundance Kid, Volver, Waking Life, the Bridge..

also, Punch-drunk Love showed up in the mail yesterday, Kaidan and Attack the Gas Station (have a vcd of it but the quality is less than ideal) should be here by the weekend.. where am I going to find the time between all this and the 20 discs worth of MMA I still need to burn through?

I guess I better stop wasting time with that sleep nonsense.
post #89 of 12659
I'm about to pop in the new Justice League dvd...anyone see this yet? it's either that or i put in titanic...yes, i own that movie..and i do enjoy it
post #90 of 12659
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Originally Posted by RathBandu View Post
As the resident "cranky movie guy" at work, everyone is telling me that I should watch "Across the Universe", just so they can "hear what you think of it." I kind of know that I am going to hate it, although I really enjoyed Frida and Taymor's The Lion King on Broadway. And I do like crazy musicals like Streets of Fire and Moulin Rouge and All That Jazz. Is it really worth my two hours, or is this a "having the discussion" movie only?

P.S. I still want a ruling on whether I should subject myself to Shoah, too.
Across the Universe has it's moments but it is pretty terrible. It's a decent collection of music videos edited together though...

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Movies I've got, that I've never seen and should probably get on instead of watching Masters of the Universe for the 300th time (but damn I love that movie):

Miller's Crossing, Butch Cassady and the Sundance Kid, Volver, Waking Life, the Bridge..

also, Punch-drunk Love showed up in the mail yesterday, Kaidan and Attack the Gas Station (have a vcd of it but the quality is less than ideal) should be here by the weekend.. where am I going to find the time between all this and the 20 discs worth of MMA I still need to burn through?

I guess I better stop wasting time with that sleep nonsense.
You are in for some treats good sir.

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I'm about to pop in the new Justice League dvd...anyone see this yet? it's either that or i put in titanic...yes, i own that movie..and i do enjoy it
I'm waiting to get it myself but I've heard nothing but good to amazing things.
post #91 of 12659
I started (perhaps inappropriately) a Post-Release discussion thread for New Frontier after catching it at WonderCon. It's good but not great-- the running time is just too damn short for the story to develop organically. If you've read the graphic novel, though, you'll find many of the best scenes translated extremely well.
post #92 of 12659
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Oh god ohshit no why didn't anyone stop me why?
Where were you, Moltisanti? WHERE WERE YOOOOU?!
Not watching FURNACE, I'll tell ya that.
post #93 of 12659
Orgazmo, thanks to Netflix's WATCH IT NOW feature. Rawk.
post #94 of 12659
Man, this movie sucks.
post #95 of 12659
Stick with it.
post #96 of 12659
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Not watching FURNACE, I'll tell ya that.
This is in my CHUD DVD review queue. It sounds like it's going to be another in a long line of thrashings.
post #97 of 12659
Why should I have stuck with "Orgazmo"? It was terrible, all the way to the end. Kinda makes me want to second guess my love for "Cannibal The Musical!", which I have always dreaded doing.

Anyway, washing it down now with my very first viewing of "Escape From New York". What the fuck have I been doing with my life that I considered myself a Carpenter fan without ever seeing this? I'm halfway through it, and it's predictably awesome, exactly the type of movie I've always wanted to make myself.
post #98 of 12659
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This is in my CHUD DVD review queue. It sounds like it's going to be another in a long line of thrashings.
I remember seeing the banner ad for FURNACE on this site a couple weeks back and I thought of starting a thread to see if any of the horror freaks around here had given it a shot. Seeing Sizemore and Trejo together gave me HEAT-flashes but Ja Rule's mug was enough to keep me away.

I wanna support the comeback of Sizemore as much as I can, I guess just not as much as BobClark.
post #99 of 12659
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Originally Posted by KABONG View Post
Why should I have stuck with "Orgazmo"? It was terrible, all the way to the end. Kinda makes me want to second guess my love for "Cannibal The Musical!", which I have always dreaded doing.
I think it's worth it for the Hamster Style sequence, and "I am Sancho."

Congrats on getting Carpentered, anyway.
post #100 of 12659
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P.S. Don't want to continue the hijack, so back in the spirit of the thread: Tomorrow night, I'm finally going to see Idiocracy for the first time. Don't know what's taken so long, but it's on the docket.
It's short. Pretty silly as far as plot goes, but it's a scathing look at anti-intellectualism and consumerism. With sight gags!
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