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(no subject) [Mar. 1st, 2005|01:58 pm]
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zitrone
hey guys i just joined this community and im looking forward to talking about movies and stuff.
and who has seen run lola run?
my brother is suggesting it and i was wondering if it was good.
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well, hi [Aug. 18th, 2004|10:59 am]
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kakia69
I'm Kakia, 25 from Greece. I was browsing around film communities and I saw this one. I liked the 'don't be elitist' rule. I agree. I like discussing about movies. Any movies. From 'American Pie 3' and 'Harry Potter' to 'Breaking the waves' and 'Irreversible'. My favourite director is Lars von Trier and I enjoy Tim Burton's imagination as well. Favourite movie? Hm, hard to choose. Probably 'Breaking the waves' or 'Dogville'. I also love 'American Beauty', 'Boys don't cry', 'American History X', 'Secretary', 'Trois Coleurs: Bleu' and I loved the 'Lord the Rings' trilogy.
So, yeah, I guess I'll 'see' ya around :))
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New member [Jul. 21st, 2004|10:40 am]
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moonstone03

Hi, guys. I just joined this community. I was wondering if anyone has seen either Before Sunset or Napoleon Dynamite. I want to see both of those movies and I'd like to hear some opinions on them before I do. Thanks.

 

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The Buried Secrets of M. Night Shyamalan [Jul. 4th, 2004|06:08 pm]
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avenuetwo
Has anyone heard about this documentary about M. Night Shyamalan on Sci-Fi Channel? I saw it today on the Twilight Zone marathon. Supposedly it's some expose on the director and in the middle of it he becomes uncooperative or something. But I read on Aint-it-cool that the entire production was produced my M. Night himself along the lines of the Blair Witch - trying to garner more attention for The Village. The Blair Witch website was kind of the same thing. It had so much information on the phenomenon that it looked so real when I first started researching it.

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(no subject) [Jun. 11th, 2004|10:36 am]
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avenuetwo
I was wondering if anyone has seen Hellboy? I find it interesting but as all comic book related movies I'm skeptical about it because of the amount of CGI put into it. I don't know if CGI makes a movie better or is a crutch to a good story telling.
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Read at your own peril [Jun. 2nd, 2004|06:34 pm]
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innerearitch
Despite some kind of shitty scheduling conflicts that I'm totally going to pay for tomorrow, I managed to go to a press screening of Garden State this morning. What follows is what I thought about it. Surprising, I know. I'm sticking it behind a cut to keep certain people honest... in fact, no one should read this. At least not until they see the movie. This isn't a regular review, and I can't promise I'll avoid spoilers, but I'll try to.

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This is somewhat off-topic, but... I don't really like going to press screenings. The freeness is awesome, but they don't show any trailers, you don't get a ticket stub, and the theaters are always loaded with cynical critics talking to other cynical critics about cynical critic stuff. And they all have those annoying flashlight pens. I can deal with critics, but give me a ticket stub and give me trailers!
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Something wicked this way comes (June 4th!) [May. 25th, 2004|08:39 am]
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beeswax19
[Current Mood |bumbling]

I had a rotten post about X2... how boring and less engaging it was that the original and how I couldn't even make it through the full movie. But my post in itself was also boring and entirely uninteresting (like the movie!) so I deleted it. So once again I will quietly omit myself from any post of substance in thefilmproject.

HP3 in 9 days! I haven't been this excited since... well, HP2 was released.
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Scotland, PA [May. 20th, 2004|01:48 am]
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mahwlee
"Scotland, PA"...

Shakespeare's "MacBeth" set in the 1970's small-town fast food industry. And Christopher Walken plays a vegetarian. This movie had one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard, too- a great mix of 70's rock. It was also a nice combination of dark humor, surrealism, drama, suspense...

I generally am not a huge fan of Shakespeare, and as a result, it's not something I'd want to watch more than a couple times. I find the characters difficult to relate to or sympathize with. In fact, there are only three Shakespearean-inspired stories I can think of right off hand that I've watched over and over: "Titus" (gorgeous set designs, costuming, acting...), "Romeo + Juliet" (I think it's an interesting modernization, and the cinematography... well... I like Baz Luhrmann) and "10 Things I Hate About You" (heh, I could actually empathize with Kat, and found the entire movie to be hilarious.) Oh, and if it counts... "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead."

I don't want to turn this into a critique of Shakespeare, but skimming the surface: that was the one thing that kept me from loving this movie even more. Inability to feel any kind of sympathy or interest in any of the characters. And I don't think that was the point, I think it was supposed to be an entirely plot-driven story.

But yes, worth a watch or two, it had a lot of hilariously dark moments, great acting, and again... a superb soundtrack if you go for that sort of music. Which I do. And you'll love it even more, I'm sure, if you're into the whole Shakespearean tragedy thing.
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The Fog of War [May. 19th, 2004|02:20 am]
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mahwlee
[Current Mood |awake]
[Current Music |"Lost in Translation" soundtrack]

So, I just finished watching "The Fog of War". My review is in my journal over this way for those who are interested.

(Mods, would you prefer crossposting or linking, or do you even care?)

I simply adore Errol Morris, his approach is unique. Most documentary filmmakers are happy just presenting facts with some monotone narration and repetitive background music, but Morris does it with style. I daresay even the soundtrack was good enough for me to notice, as it compliments each scene perfectly.

In short, I highly recommend checking it out. It was new to DVD on the 11th.

Does anyone know of other documentarians who approach the medium in a creative manner?
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Whatever it sees, Lo Pan knows. [May. 16th, 2004|11:48 pm]
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innerearitch
There's a little movie I need to watch again, before I watch anything else. The. Best. Movie. Ever. No, it didn't make my top 10... but neither did a lot of great movies, so shut your face.

If I'm ever at a loss to pinpoint what I was doing at a given point in my childhood, it's safe to assume I was watching Big Trouble in Little China. That's really all I have to say about that.

Jack Burton: All I know is that this Lo Pan character comes out of thin air in the middle of a goddamn alley while his buddies are flying around on wires cutting everybody to shreds while he just STANDS there waiting for me to drive my truck straight through him with LIGHT coming out of his mouth!
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