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Old 02-15-2006, 04:52 PM   #821
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Wow. Just wow.

Didn't have a clue what was going on in the last twenty minutes, but still-

Wow.
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Got my Mirrormask DVD right here, pal.

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Added Mirrormask to my Blockbuster Online queue. Looks like an interesting movie.
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One of the best I've seen in years. Might be a bit simplistic, but that's part of its clarity. Characterisation is really well done and it never feels actorly or forced.

Music is aces too.
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Old 02-16-2006, 09:55 PM   #826
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God I can't wait to see Match Point The New World sounds intriguing, but it's probably so Hollywoodised I'll end up being disappointed, any comment on it Spiwak? Btw The Thin Red Line is awesome!

PS. Has ANYONE (at all) seen Paradise Now yet? I heard it's only in very select theatres over there in the US (wtf?). It's in theatres only on Thursday over here
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Saw Final Destination 3 last night, it was decent but I'm a little disappointed, it wasn't as funny as 2 and the deaths weren't as cool. The opening roller coaster sequence especially was pretty tame after the pile up at the start of the second one.

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That said, the death in the gym was pretty funny in a '****ing hell!' kind of way. That really was the most dangerous gym in the world! And the nail gun one was grim
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Part documentary Part drama.

George Clooneys' second feature film and his second film that delves into the life of an american TV star.

I loved the way they used archive footage of McCarthy instead of using actors.

The Black and White style, sets and the abundance of smoking transports you back to 50's at the height of the McCarthy witch hunt trials.

Great performances from all the cast although I thought that apart from David Stathairn and Clooney the rest of the characters were kinda glossed over. Little time for Characterisation.

Sparse use of music except for some Jazz music seems to fit the movie.

Good Film.

If you don't like this film then your a communist *allegedly*
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Saw Final Destination 3 last night, it was decent but I'm a little disappointed, it wasn't as funny as 2 and the deaths weren't as cool. The opening roller coaster sequence especially was pretty tame after the pile up at the start of the second one.

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That said, the death in the gym was pretty funny in a '****ing hell!' kind of way. That really was the most dangerous gym in the world! And the nail gun one was grim
What about the story? was it like 2 where

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they realised in a 10 minute car ride they all had contact with the original crew from the first movie.

Or was it a bit better than that?
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God I can't wait to see Match Point The New World sounds intriguing, but it's probably so Hollywoodised I'll end up being disappointed, any comment on it Spiwak? Btw The Thin Red Line is awesome!
I loved Match Point, first of all. It's so different from Allen's other work, but yet it probably ranks up there in his repertoir. I was so thoroughly engrossed for two hours, and the last thirty minutes are genuinely tense. Not to mention that, but the whole feeling that events were out of the characters' hands, that luck or fate or whatever, was always looming right outside the frame.

As for New World, whatever gave you the idea that it'd be Hollywoodized is totally off. This is the work of one Terrence Malick, who also directed Thin Red Line. You might remember Thin Red Line, how the director used natural imagery to tell the story, and created a deeply philosophical look at war beyond "war sucks because people die" as is the case of Saving Private Ryan or Platoon. Well the New World is a continuation of his vision, and beyond good filmmaking qualities (the costumes, the period-stuff) he again shows an intimate portrait of the land and how the arrival of Europeans changed everything for the land. There is little dialogue (much of it in contemplative voice-over) and the main characters are pictured mostly through theire expressions and body language. Like Thin Red Line before it, it's very nearly cinematic poetry. Malick is an artist, and this is the pinnacle of his vision.

So yea I recommend both pretty highly. Though I will say New World feels long, as it is deliberately paced and atmospheric, and probably isn't a movie for everyone. If you're more into simply enjoying yourself at the theater I'd say Match Point. If you like to think and be transported I'd say New World.
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What about the story? was it like 2 where

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they realised in a 10 minute car ride they all had contact with the original crew from the first movie.

Or was it a bit better than that?
It was more annoying than that.

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There's no connection to the earlier movies, but two of them figure out straight away what's going on (they Googled the previous Final Destinations), and spend the rest of the movie trying to convince the other victims that they are about to die. Even after three-four people have died under bizarre circumstances, the others still insist that there's nothing to be afraid of, and engage in all kinds of reckless behavior. Good riddance to them!
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Part documentary Part drama.

George Clooneys' second feature film and his second film that delves into the life of an american TV star.

I loved the way they used archive footage of McCarthy instead of using actors.

The Black and White style, sets and the abundance of smoking transports you back to 50's at the height of the McCarthy witch hunt trials.

Great performances from all the cast although I thought that apart from David Stathairn and Clooney the rest of the characters were kinda glossed over. Little time for Characterisation.

Sparse use of music except for some Jazz music seems to fit the movie.

Good Film.

If you don't like this film then your a communist *allegedly*
Hmmm I'm pretty close to a communist (socialist) but I did like the film Too bad Clooney had to distort the facts just a little to add those jazzy scenes, though that's a triviality.

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I loved Match Point, first of all. It's so different from Allen's other work, but yet it probably ranks up there in his repertoir. I was so thoroughly engrossed for two hours, and the last thirty minutes are genuinely tense. Not to mention that, but the whole feeling that events were out of the characters' hands, that luck or fate or whatever, was always looming right outside the frame.

As for New World, whatever gave you the idea that it'd be Hollywoodized is totally off. This is the work of one Terrence Malick, who also directed Thin Red Line. You might remember Thin Red Line, how the director used natural imagery to tell the story, and created a deeply philosophical look at war beyond "war sucks because people die" as is the case of Saving Private Ryan or Platoon. Well the New World is a continuation of his vision, and beyond good filmmaking qualities (the costumes, the period-stuff) he again shows an intimate portrait of the land and how the arrival of Europeans changed everything for the land. There is little dialogue (much of it in contemplative voice-over) and the main characters are pictured mostly through theire expressions and body language. Like Thin Red Line before it, it's very nearly cinematic poetry. Malick is an artist, and this is the pinnacle of his vision.

So yea I recommend both pretty highly. Though I will say New World feels long, as it is deliberately paced and atmospheric, and probably isn't a movie for everyone. If you're more into simply enjoying yourself at the theater I'd say Match Point. If you like to think and be transported I'd say New World.
I heard the producers of New World switched director mid-production, but I guess I was confused with something else entirely Great, I loved The Thin Red Line (hell of a lot more than Saving Private Ryan) so I'll probably love this. Every review of Match Point makes me want to see it more I hope Allen 'got his groove back' and continues to make films on a regular basis, even though some of them might turn out to be crap, but when he does it right, he does it right
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I just finished watching Eaon Flux (sp?) and I thought it was utter crap, the fight sequences are horrible, they cut the scenes into little pieces and pieced them together, it makes me dizzy to watch it because it flashes so much. I dont ask for much in action movies, but the fighting in Mortal Kombat 1 & 2 was so much better than this...

The story is a tad cliche too, I look forward to the action sequences in Ultra Violet, at least they seem smooth and not choppy like this crappy film. I want real fights.
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I just finished watching Eaon Flux (sp?) and I thought it was utter crap, the fight sequences are horrible, they cut the scenes into little pieces and pieced them together, it makes me dizzy to watch it because it flashes so much. I dont ask for much in action movies, but the fighting in Mortal Kombat 1 & 2 was so much better than this...

The story is a tad cliche too, I look forward to the action sequences in Ultra Violet, at least they seem smooth and not choppy like this crappy film. I want real fights.
Agreed, probably worst movie of 2005 The MTV animations were about a million times better.
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The animations looked like action porno. lol.
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The animations looked like action porno. lol.
Which is why this is truly one of the most awful movies of all times
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Yesterday they aired the movie Phantom of the Paradise in tv.
I've seen it earlier, but I taped it to video now, I'm going to check it next week.

Has anyone else seen this old Brian De Palma's movie?
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Well I saw Mirrormask. Still trying to decide whether I like it or not. It was almost too abstract for my taste and half the time you were like wth is going on. I mean it was interesting, but there's a point where a film is just too out there.
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Well I saw Mirrormask. Still trying to decide whether I like it or not. It was almost too abstract for my taste and half the time you were like wth is going on. I mean it was interesting, but there's a point where a film is just too out there.
Strange- it always made sense to me up to the last twenty minutes, at which point I could no longer make heads or tails of it. But I don't see how any movie based on a dream can be "too out there"- abstraction is so much fun!
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...but there's a point where a film is just too out there.
That's not true. As long as it has a reason to be "out there." And I'm not even talking about experimental film, which is a whole different animal. As far as narrative "mainstream" cinema goes, check out anything by David Lynch (excepting Straight Story and Elephant Man) or Luis Bunuel for good surreal and seemingly abstract cinema. Mulholand Dr. and Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie are simply masterpieces in my opinion.

Mind you I haven't seen MirrorMask so I'm not sure exactly what it is you're talking about, but that line I quoted from you I just HAD to say something to.
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