The Perineum Falcon said:Well, it's quite surprising that No Country even came out here. It doesn't seem the type of film to rake in the big dough.
And what's quite a mystery is why I'm going to have to drive two hours to Atlanta the day after Christmas to see There Will Be Blood and I'm not there. There's been so much "Oscar buzz" about these films that one would think this town would respond to it (they always have before). And this is, of course, assuming that even Atl will have these films.
It's more upsetting than I care to explain.
aufond said:Speaking of Eastern Promises, that was one of the best films released this year (my personal favorite by far),
but it got far less attention then even No Country. Of course, the Coen's reputation precedes them. My friends were eager to see No Country because of Big Lebowski and Fargo (seems to be their most well known films, if you ask me Barton Fink is the best Coen's film out there). Same with Paul Thomas Anderson and Boogie Nights/Magnolia.
I was all for seeing Eastern Promise till i found out it was being directed by David Cronenberg. It could be good, but after watching History of Violence I didn't want to take the risk of pay more for it then I can rent it for.
My friends were eager to see No Country because of Big Lebowski and Fargo (seems to be their most well known films, if you ask me Barton Fink is the best Coen's film out there).
Same with Paul Thomas Anderson and Boogie Nights/Magnolia.
Oburi said:I love Cronenberg and I can't wait to see Eastern Promises. History of violence was great, I thought.
was my favorite when I was a kid. It's one those movies I can recite word for word. I know the whole script. And from the way 10,000 B.C. looks it'll probably be very cool. I just have no idea what to expect and no idea how they plan do execute this film. I don't really want to either, I want to be completely surprised and amazed when I see it.Independence Day
Oburi said:While I was doing some last minute Christmas shopping using gift cards for Newbury Comics that I got as early gifts from other family members (), I picked up Eastern Promises for myself and I'm watching it tonight so I'll post about how good it is later tonight. Also bought Jim Jarmusch's Night On Earth starring my super love crush girl Winona Ryder, and Stranger than Paradise. Both these Jarmusch films have been almost unavailable on dvd until just a few months ago when Criterion put them out. These are the only Jarmusch films I have not seen and will complete my Jarmusch dvd collection. Anyone else see these?
aufond said:Hell yeah, Jarmusch is one of my other favorite directors. My favorite of his is Dead Man, with one of the best movie soundtracks of all time by Neil Young. All of his films are great though, Stranger Then Paradise is an odd little film but it's hilarious in it's own way. I really love Down By Law and even Ghost Dog. Visually, I like the black and white Jarmusch films the best, Robby Muller's cinematography work is simply amazing.
The Perineum Falcon said:A few words on Juno:
This movie was ultimately too clever for it's own good.
The best moments were when they weren't trying to be so "hip."
I give it an 'eh' for effort.
Well, seeing as how I couldn't bear to finish Napoleon Dynamite, I'd say this is slightly better.Oburi said:Ha ha. It's not like Napoleon Dynamite is it?, Or is it trying to be like that? Thats what I heard.
The Perineum Falcon said:UPDATE:
I saw Sweeny Todd last night.
Musicals aren't normally my thing, but like with anything, something of quality can make one overlook these things. (Singin' In the Rain, anyone?)
It was really hard to get through the numbers in the beginning. It just felt like the cast (which is excellent) and the director weren't very comfortable. About halfway through, during the most colorful sequence in the film, they really hit their stride and the film becomes a joy to watch.
Incredibly, surprisingly violent. So much blood, and to a ridiculous degree.
The "twist" (if you can call it that) is pretty obvious, and by following the set up closely the ending becomes known well before it happens, but it didn't seem like much of a problem here.
I dunno, overall I'd say that I enjoyed it at least.
with that obvious exception.Singin' In the Rain, anyone?)