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post #101 of 1018
Milk toast, yesss...?
post #102 of 1018

Worrying about whether other people think you're pursuing your interests the right way or not is a waste of time.

post #103 of 1018
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Unless it's me. You should definitely worry about if I think you're pursuing your interests the right way.

post #104 of 1018
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MichaelM likes Dan in Real Life.

Let's have a 2007 Real-off!

 

Lars And The Real Girl >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dan In Real Life

 

You know I'm right!

post #105 of 1018
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Never seen Lars and the Real Girl!

 

So, um...

 

Juno>Dan in Real Life

 

(I like Dan in Real Life just fine)

post #106 of 1018

Steve Carrell >>> Arthouse Ryan Gosling >>>>>>>>>> any movie with Michael Cera

post #107 of 1018
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Superbad>Dan in Real Life

post #108 of 1018
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Steve Carrell >>> Arthouse Ryan Gosling 

 

The statistics are not in your favor, Sir! 

post #109 of 1018

Never tell me the odds.

post #110 of 1018

 I saw A Clockwork Orange when I was 15 or 16. I haven't seen it since but I remember well because how often am I going to see a movie like that. Even at that young age I got the point of the film was that a person can't function without free will.

post #111 of 1018
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The deal is, this isn't about enjoyment. There are many, many movies that I seek out and don't necessarily enjoy because I know they're part of film history.

 

I don't understand, as a cinephile, not even giving A Clockwork Orange a chance. It's part of the DNA of cinema. It's education.

post #112 of 1018
we're talking about michaelC here...
post #113 of 1018
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I don't understand, as a cinephile, not even giving A Clockwork Orange a chance. It's part of the DNA of cinema. It's education.
Sure.

But you could say that about a lot of movies Michael hasn't seen!
post #114 of 1018
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I can and I will! He needs to actively seek out A Clockwork Orange and the French Connection!

 

And Klute! I watched it over the weekend, it's good!

post #115 of 1018
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The deal is, this isn't about enjoyment. There are many, many movies that I seek out and don't necessarily enjoy because I know they're part of film history.

 

I don't understand, as a cinephile, not even giving A Clockwork Orange a chance. It's part of the DNA of cinema. It's education.

 

Serious answer?

 

Life is too fucking short. I have only so many years, so many discretionary movie viewing hours, left before they throw dirt on my face. I'm not going to watch films simply because everyone else says I should. I'm wired the way I'm wired, and I'm at peace with not always digging what my movie buds say I should. :)

 

That said, I do want to watch films I might not ordinarily see, and appreciate everyone's passion and encouragement to watch stuff. 

 

A few years ago I watched Citizen Kane for the first (and likely only) time. Am I glad I watched it? Sorta? I mean, it was cool to finally see something that regularly topped critics' Best Films EVER lists, and I was surprised how cinematic it felt for a film made in the 40s. But I didn't love it, and it didn't inspire or move or impact me in a meaningful way.

 

So I'll watch what I watch, and I'm OK with deciding to skip stuff most everyone else says I ought to see.

post #116 of 1018
KLUTE is good.

That said, I'd rather Michael explore pre-1970s cinema. Contemporary film culture is wayyyy too hung-up on the 70s.
post #117 of 1018
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Serious answer?

 

Life is too fucking short. I have only so many years, so many discretionary movie viewing hours, left before they throw dirt on my face. I'm not going to watch films simply because everyone else says I should. I'm wired the way I'm wired, and I'm at peace with not always digging what my movie buds say I should. :)

 

That said, I do want to watch films I might not ordinarily see, and appreciate everyone's passion and encouragement to watch stuff. 

 

A few years ago I watched Citizen Kane for the first (and likely only) time. Am I glad I watched it? Sorta? I mean, it was cool to finally see something that regularly topped critics' Best Films EVER lists, and I was surprised how cinematic it felt for a film made in the 40s. But I didn't love it, and it didn't inspire or move or impact me in a meaningful way.

 

So I'll watch what I watch, and I'm OK with deciding to skip stuff most everyone else says I ought to see.


But Terminator: Genysis...

post #118 of 1018

It was on, I was curious, and I didn't have pay for it.

 

Made about the same kind of impact as CK, TBH.* Won't ever watch either one again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Made this amiguous equivocation just to give some people cardiac events. To be clear: Terminator:Genysis is a piece of shit. Citizen Kane is a classic film. But I don't have any real desire to see either one again.

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KLUTE is good.

That said, I'd rather Michael explore pre-1970s cinema. Contemporary film culture is wayyyy too hung-up on the 70s.

 

I'm more open to watch pre-70s, FYI. In some respects, the older, the better. 

post #120 of 1018
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MM, all dessert, no vegetables.

post #121 of 1018
Citizen Kane isn't one of my favorite movies, but I don't understand how someone could watch it and feel nothing. Unless they're a robot. A tediously literal robot.
post #122 of 1018
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I'm more open to watch pre-70s, FYI. In some respects, the older, the better. 
Good man.

A better man than Bart.
post #123 of 1018
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MM, all dessert, no vegetables.

 

This is more true about me than you could ever know.

post #124 of 1018
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You guys are so weird. I love pre-70s movies and watch them all the time. They're just not my favorites.

 

You do understand when you take a century of movies and distill them down to 10, they're going to be your very most favorest favorite, right?

post #125 of 1018
I'm saying that your favoritest favorites suck
post #126 of 1018
If they had stopped making movies altogether in 1969, cinema wouldn't be that much poorer.
post #127 of 1018

Bart, does it help at all that I truly love the original Taking of Pelham One Two Three, in all of its 1970s glory (Walter Matthau as the goddamned heroic lead, fer fuck's sake) and loathe the early aughts version (Denzel trying to look nerdy and Travolta Schmacting all over the place)?

 

And again, to get serious: for me, films aren't just academic exercises (or at least, they shouldn't be). It's about a kind of immersion and reflection of the soul. Not every story is a good fit for every soul.

post #128 of 1018
And Michael, I stopped eating my cinematic vegetables long ago, too.

I just watch what I feel like when I feel like it.
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Bart, does it help at all that I truly love the original Taking of Pelham One Two Three, in all of its 1970s glory (Walter Matthau as the goddamned heroic lead, fer fuck's sake) and loathe the early aughts version (Denzel trying to look nerdy and Travolta Schmacting all over the place)?

 

And again, to get serious: for me, films aren't just academic exercises (or at least, they shouldn't be). It's about a kind of immersion and reflection of the soul. Not every story is a good fit for every soul.

Again, I sometimes think you have no idea what watching movies is like for me and make some broad assumptions.

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If they had stopped making movies altogether in 1969, cinema wouldn't be that much poorer.


You try too hard.

post #130 of 1018
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Bart, does it help at all that I truly love the original Taking of Pelham One Two Three, in all of its 1970s glory
I saw that for the first time the other day.

It was okay.
post #131 of 1018
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You try too hard.
You're the most tryhard guy on this forum
post #132 of 1018
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Again, I sometimes think you have no idea what watching movies is like for me and make some broad assumptions.

 

I frequently make an ass out of myself, so it would not surprise me if I were doing so in this case as well.

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You're the most tryhard guy on this forum


You're not being very fun today. Later skater.

post #134 of 1018
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I'm just joking around. (Though I'm kinda serious about the cinema post-'69 thing.)

I didn't mean to drive you away, Bart!
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I frequently make an ass out of myself, so it would not surprise me if I were doing so in this case as well.
This forum exists only so that we can make asses out of ourselves. That much we all know. It should be part of the account registration disclaimer.

Back to this thread's actual topic, CLOCKWORK is one of those Kubrick films where I admire pieces much more than the whole, which is why I tend to regard it as lesser Kubrick (I'm also not a big fan of LOLITA or FULL METAL JACKET).

Much better than GENISYS, though. But I paid to see RETURN OF XANDER CAGE, so...
post #136 of 1018
Genisys ain't that bad if you remember it's a Terminator movie from the director of Thor 2.

I just pretend that Disney bought Terminator and JJ Abrams made it. That's honestly what it feels like. And I'm ok with that.

Citizen Kane is probably better.

#makinganassouttamyself
Edited by Fraid uh noman - 3/20/17 at 5:46am
post #137 of 1018
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Genisys ain't that bad if you remember it's a Terminator movie from the director of Thor 2.
Fraid, always so kind!

Except when we're talking about M:I-2!
post #138 of 1018
Fuck M:I 2!

I watched Rogue Nation last night though.

SO MUCH BETTER

I think it's cool that they took the villains from the 60s TV show (the Syndicate) and made em the movie villains. That was neat..
post #139 of 1018

Most of the time I just pretend Rogue Nation is the first M:I movie.

post #140 of 1018
The first or the only?
post #141 of 1018
De Palma's M:I is still the best of 'em.
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The first or the only?


Yes.

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De Palma's M:I is still the best of 'em.
You would say that. I do like it though. Not really any LESS than the other ones I like. 1,3,4 and 5 are all cool in my book..
post #144 of 1018
De Palma's film is the only one that is a real movie. The rest are just clumsily-assembled set-pieces of varying degrees of enjoyability.

The ones I watch the most are De Palma's and GP. RN is fun, but the momentum dwindles a bit around the midpoint.
post #145 of 1018
You not telling me anything I don't know. But visuals and set pieces and action can carry a movie a long way for me. WAY over the finish line..
post #146 of 1018

I still haven't seen Rogue Nation.

 

Where's my thread? 

post #147 of 1018
GP was one of my favorite films of its year. So I don't disagree, Fraid!
post #148 of 1018
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The ones I watch the most are De Palma's and GP. RN is fun, but the momentum dwindles a bit around the midpoint.

 

RN's second half is decidedly less energetic than its first. The opera sequence is definitely the film's highlight. Oddly, I find the Middle East data heist kinda boring but after that it picks up again.

 

GN left almost no impression on me at all. Never had any desire to revisit it.

post #149 of 1018
I also watched TMNT 2. What is the deal with these movies starting with 15 production company logos? Alibaba films? China Movie Channel? Dafuq?

On the subject of Turtles, while I'm at it....HOLY FUCK at those FX. The end action sequence came out of nowhere and just blew my mind. I mean....it was a fun movie overall...but I've never seen a movie that was so jarringly different in scale from it's first 2/3rds and the climax..
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I still haven't seen Rogue Nation.

 

Where's my thread? 


​I think this is now the proxy [INSERT NAME VIEWER] hasn't seen [INSERT NAME FILM] thread for all of us. Among other things, it would prevent clogging up the forums with a multitude of variations of names paired with films just for starters ...

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