No, just got the straight DVD. Can see how AHAAH would be perfect to do stuff for that. The OST is amazing.
― Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Friday, 6 April 2012 10:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
they sorta skimmed in & out of suiting the film. but the film was beautiful, yeah, the light and the colour's gorgeous, he really knew how to spin a camera around for the sheer messy optics of film grain, i feels so delirious sometimes
― john-claude van donne (schlump), Friday, 6 April 2012 10:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
British Sounds (JLG, 1969)Climates (Nuri Ceylan, 2006)Tabloid (Errol Morris, 2010)
Re-watched:Karate Kid and about half of Lawrence of Arabia - knew the boy's own bullshit would put me to sleep (really in need due to flu recovery) and right enough it did.
― xyzzzz__, Sunday, 8 April 2012 19:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
Times Square (1980, Allan Moyle) 3/5The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976, John Cassavetes) 4/5It's Only Money (1962, Frank Tashlin) 3/5The Long Day Closes (1992, Terence Davies) 4/5The Big Lebowski(1998, Joel Coen) 3/5Hard Times (1975, Walter Hill) 4/5Sleepwalk (1986, Sara Driver) 2/5Four Lovers (2010, Antony Cordier) 2/5Las Acacias (2011, Pablo Giorgelli) 3/5Zero for Conduct (1933, Jean Vigo) 5/5
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 April 2012 11:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
nuri ceylan is good, he is an exemplar of the current sort of /international style/ of ~serious cinema~ that might be transposed from one continent to another, while allowing a sensitivity to local climate, myths, decor etc
― The term “hipster racism” from Carmen Van Kerckhove at Racialicious (nakhchivan), Monday, 9 April 2012 12:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
Kind of, see it as a continuation-furthering of a style that began in parts of SE Asia in the 80s.
Haven't seen his new one..
― xyzzzz__, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Divide (2011)-yuk!Our Idiot Brother (2011)
― *tera, Monday, 9 April 2012 22:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
Times Square and Eating Raoul were two films I watched pretty close together when I was in this 80's film phase for a month. Foxes(1980) was what I watched right after Times Square as a double feature.
― *tera, Monday, 9 April 2012 22:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
requiem for a vampire (rollin '71)late marriage (kosashvili '01)30 minutes or less (fleischer '11)same time, next year (mulligan '78)friends with benefits (gluck '11)the crazy family (ishii '84)nights of cabiria (fellini '57)la ronde (ophuls '50)
― johnny crunch, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 12:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
<3 la ronde
― tanuki, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 13:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
Old School (Todd Philips, 2002) 2/5The Shootist (Monte Hellman, 1966) 3/5The Awakening (Nick Murphy, 2011) 3.5/5Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, 2011) 3.5/5Best Laid Plans (David Blair, 2012) 4/5Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965) 4.5/5The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, 2011) 3.5/5Naked (Mike Leigh, 1993) 4.5/5Chop Shop (Ramin Bahrani, 2007) 3.5/5They Might Be Giants (Anthony Harvey, 1971) 4/5
― fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 16:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
Not Reconciled (Straub-Huillet, 1965) - hilariously imcomprehensible.Offside (Jafar Panahi, 2006) - best film about football - hardly much competition on that front tho'.This is not a Film (Jafar Panahi, 2011) - much funnier than I thought it was going to be. And goes w/out saying, its a superlative film.Fire in Babylon (Stevan Riley, 2010) - doc about the 15 year period of West Indian dominance. Not sure about some of the claims of the team's significance outside the cricket - wanted more on that, and maybe a chunk of an update post-dominance too and for the claims to be examined in relation to that.
― xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
As a Windies fan, i enjoyed Fire In Babylon but it didn't really do enough to convey their sporting brilliance or provide much meat on the broader political significance.
Rather glad they didn't provide a post-dominance update though :(
― Une semaine de Bunty (ShariVari), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 19:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
Bored at home with the kids this week and we have watched
Matilda (1996) - funny & cute & weird Dahl adaptation with a truly unnerving scary woman.Catwoman (2004) - I think we're the only people in the world who quite liked this.The Dark Knight (2008) - Awesome fun but over-long imo.Stuart Little 2 (2002) - meh, but my daughter liked it.Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009) - entertaining and quirky Vampire/freak thing based on books my son loved.
― we are not bemused (onimo), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 19:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
then 'Enter The Dragon' tonight <3
― we are not bemused (onimo), Thursday, 12 April 2012 00:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
john carter 1/5beyond atlantis 2/5the kid with a bike 4/5four flies on grey velvet 4/5 (lovely new blu-ray, watched on a massive screen mmm)the house of laughing windows 3/5scream 4 3/5cold prey 2: resurrection 3/5
― Ward Fowler, Thursday, 12 April 2012 08:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
Dracula - Prince of Darkness (Terence Fisher, 1966. Blu-ray) 4/5Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962. Blu-ray) 4/5Wrath of the Titans (Jonathan Liebsman, 2012. Cinema) 2/5Clash of the Titans (Desmond Davis, 1981. TV) 3.5/5In Time (Andrew Nicol, 2011. DVD) 2/5Real Steel (Shawn Levy, 2011. Blu-ray) 3/5Sid & Nancy (Alex Cox, 1986. TV) 2.5/5Repo Man (Alex Cox, 1984. Blu-ray) 4.5/5The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (Peter Lord, 2012. Cinema) 4/5
― DavidM, Friday, 13 April 2012 13:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
Love Repo Man. How is the blu compared to dvd, if you're able to say? Am tempted to double-dip (again).
― that mustardless plate (Bill A), Friday, 13 April 2012 13:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
I did watch the DVD a couple of years ago and had no problems with how it looked, but the Blu-ray upgrade is impressive. It's gorgeous, it really is; the colours pop but it hasn't been over sharpened. It's a great looking film though - surprising for the type of film it is.Good extras on the Masters of Cinema Blu-ray too - it even includes Alex Cox's TV cut, with its "melonfarmer" dialogue replacement, which is good for a laugh. And the interview with Harry Dean Stanton is, er, interesting.
― DavidM, Friday, 13 April 2012 13:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
Cheers - it's now on the wishlist!
― that mustardless plate (Bill A), Monday, 16 April 2012 08:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
MGM: When The Lion Roars (Martin, 1992) 3/4War Horse (Spielberg, 2011) 2.5/4The Producers (Brooks, 1968) 3/4The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011) 3/4The Big One (Moore, 1997) 2.5/4Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Alfredson, 2011) 2/4Drive (Refn, 2011) 4/4Top Secret! (Zucker, Abrahams, Zucker, 1984) 3/4Spellbound (Hitchcock, 1945) 2/4Kind Hearts and Coronets (Hamer, 1949) 4/4
― Look at how funky he is! (jer.fairall), Monday, 16 April 2012 12:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
a pure formality (tornatore '94)the elementary particles (roehler '06)kelly' heroes (hutton '70)this is spinal tap (reiner '84)running hot (griffiths '84)another year (leigh '10)fellini's casanova (fellini '76)the appointment (vickers '81)my son, my son what have ye done (herzog '09)littlerock (ott '11)
― johnny crunch, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 12:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
For Those Who Think Young (1964) Awesome " Ho-Daddy" sceneIt's a Bikini World (1967) The Animals, The Toys, The Gentrys and The Castaways
― *tera, Friday, 20 April 2012 21:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
the earrings of madame de.. (ophuls '53)moneyball (miller '11)cabin in the woods (goddard '12)horrible bosses (gordon '11)around a small mountain (rivette '09)midnight in paris (allen '11)singapore sling (nikolaidis '90)pretty poison (black '68)the girl from monday (hartley '05)long weekend (eggleston '78)
― johnny crunch, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 12:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
Christine (Alan Clarke, 1988) 4/5Tenacious D in The Pick Of Destiny (Liam Lynch, 2006) 3/5Invictus (Clint Eastwood, 2009) 3.5/5Who'll Stop The Rain (Karel Reisz, 1978) 2/5Gregory's Girl (Bill Forsyth, 1981) 4/5Upside Down: The Story of Creation Records (Danny O'Connor) 3/5Slither (James Gunn, 2006) 3/5Made In Britain (Alan Clarke, 1981) 4/5A Matter Of Life And Death (Powell/Pressburger, 1946) 5/5One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman, 1975) 5/5Young Adult (Jason Reitman, 2011) 4/5
― Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 15:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
logan's run (michael anderson '76)mouchette (bresson '67)S.O.B. (edwards '81)grapes of death (rollin '78)darling (schlesinger '65)a horrible way to die (wingard '10)the evil dead (raimi '81)the unfaithful wife (chabrol '69)damsels in distress ('11)
― johnny crunch, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 12:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
Le Mépris (Jean-Luc Goddard, 1963) DVD. 3.5/5The Kentucky Fried Movie (John Landis, 1977) streamed. 3/5Corman's World - Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (Alex Stapleton, 2011) Blu-ray. 3.5/5Whoops Apocalypse (Tom Bussmann, 1986) streamed. 3/5The Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard, 2012) cinema. 4/5Moneyball (Bennet Miller, 2011) Blu-ray. 3.5/5The Avengers (Jeremiah S. Chechik, 1998) streamed. 0.5/5Marvel Avengers Assemble (Joss Whedon, 2012) cinema. 3.5/5Blood Simple (Coen Brothers, 1984) streamed. 4/5Amer (Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, 2009) Blu-ray. 3/5
― DavidM, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 18:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
Praise (1998, John Curran) 4/5The Organizer (1963, Mario Monicelli) 4/5Metropolitan (1990, Whit Stillman) 4/5Alambrista! (1977, Robert M. Young) 4/5Keep the Lights On (2012, Ira Sachs) 4/5The Gang's All Here (1943, Busby Berkeley) 3/5Payback (2012, Jennifer Baichwal) 3/5Bernie (2011, Richard Linklater) 2/5Henry & June (1990, Philip Kaufman) 2/5Police Story (1985, Jackie Chan) 4/5
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Bird, 2011) 3.5/4Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Wise, 1979) 2/4Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock (Nimoy, 1984) 3/4Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Kahn (Meyer, 1982) 3/4Strange Days (Bigelow, 1995) 4/4Shame (McQueen, 2011) 2/4I Saw The Devil (Kim, 2010) 1.5/4Hesher (Susser, 2011) 2.5/4The Last Waltz (Scorsese, 1978) 3.5/4The Iron Lady (Lloyd, 2011) 1.5/4Trust (Schwimmer, 2010) 4/4 (!!!)
― Look at how funky he is! (jer.fairall), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
Strange Days, really?
oh, I forgot
L'Argent (1983, Bresson) 5/5
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
enter the voidcollateralclean (assayas)once upon a time in anatoliaking of new york
― nakhchivan, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
I absolutely fucking love Strange Days. Admittedly might have something to do with first having seen at at 16 years old, but really, even watching it again now I don't get why anyone wouldn't like it (feel free to prove me wrong). Holds up completely.
― Look at how funky he is! (jer.fairall), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
Strange Days is brilliant
Lymelife (Derrick Martini, 2008) 4/5Big Fan (Robert D. Siegel, 2009) 3.5/5Paul (Greg Motolla, 2011) 3/5Drive (Refn, 2011) 3.5/5Pendas Fen (Clarke, 1974) 4.5/5Nuts In May (Leigh, 1976) 4/5
― Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 17:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
Strange Days is probably underrated, and certainly one of the more successful cyberpunk/tech-noir movies of the '90s, but it's still pretty messy. iirc, it's been a while.
Who's That Knocking at my Door? (Scorsese, 1967) streamed. 3/5Mean Streets (Scorsese, 1973) TV. 3/5The Sugarland Express (Spielberg, 1971) DVD. 3/5Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Fran Rubel Kuzui, 1992)TV. 1.5/5La Grande Illusion (Renoir, 1937) Blu-ray. 2.5/5
― DavidM, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 17:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
strange days is great
little tony (van warmerdam '98) 2/5the double hour (capotondi '09) 4/5ladies and gentlemen the fabulous stains (joe adler '81) 3.5/5anton chekhov's the duel (kosashvili '10) 2/5paris is burning (jennie livingston '90) 3/5everyone else (maren ade '09) 3/5eyes without a face (franju '60) 3/5
― johnny crunch, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
3/5 for Mean Streets? 2.5/5 for Grand Illusion?! Neither of these are exactly unfuckwithable classics in my eyes but still, harsh!
― Look at how funky he is! (jer.fairall), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah, I like The Sugarland Express, but it's not better than LaGI on any planet.
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah those ratings are nuts.
― polyphonic, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
and anyway 1.5 for Buffy wtf
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Grand Illusion rating is pretty harsh I suppose, but it's a film I admired more than liked. Had it had more of Captain von Rauffenstein in it I may have bumped it up a notch.
The Buffy movie is pretty hopeless though. Almost endearingly so at times. It's closer to being a Saved by the Bell movie than anything else, and everyone is so bad in it, save Paul Reubens. His comically over-egging of his death scene is the best bit of the entire movie.
― DavidM, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
i saw LGI for the first time recently. the tonal turn it takes from prison-sitcom to affecting-journey is really something.
― blossom smulch (schlump), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 09:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
oasis (lee chang-dong '02) 4.5/5aguirre, the wrath of god (herzog '72) 3/5nanami, the inferno of first love (susumi hani '68) 3/5a man escaped (bresson '56) 3.5/5hardcore (dennis iliadis '04) 2.5/5
― johnny crunch, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 12:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Rules Of The Game (Blu ray) - <heart> x 1000Avengers - a fun center surrounded by tedious bsPuss In Boots - fun and charming
― Lawanda Pageboy (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson, 1996) - Breezier and less suffocatingly ornate than his later films. 3.5/5Wisconsin Death Trip (James Marsh, 1999) - Darkly humorous documentary on tales of American gothic found in archive news stories. 3/5Ronin (John Frankenheimer, 1998) - Nobody on set had the balls to correct DeNiro's pronunciation of Hereford. 3.5/5Strangers on a Train (Hitchcock, 1951) - Robert Walker's flamboyant Bruno is one of Hitchcock's best crazies. 3.5/5Hugo (Scorsese, 2011) - No-one's idea of a kids film. 2/5The Old Dark House (James Whale, 1932) - the Cabin in the Woods of its day. 3/5The Silent House (Gustavo Hernández, 2011) - Decent minimalist horror, let down by lame ending. 3/5Curse of the Crimson Alter (Vernon Sewell, 1968) - Anticipates The Wicker Man, otherwise creaky nonsense, partially saved by Boris Karloff in his last English film. 2/5Fatal Attraction (Adrian Lyne, 1987) - 1987:sex=death. Sexist, brash, and total trash. Glen Close is a great movie villainess tho. 3/5Cop Land (James Mangold, 1998) - Seeing Sly Stallone struggling to be heard, be patronised, a big man made small, is still something to behold. 4/5The Raid (Gareth Edwards, 2012) - An oppressive blue-grey gloom occasionally enlivened by some thrilling violence. 3/5
― DavidM, Saturday, 19 May 2012 18:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
McKenna's Gold, late 60s ultra-b western with dodgy premise, dodgy effects. A lot of minor characters receiving rather too convenient grisly deaths.I think I had seen this as an early teen and not since, so i was intrigued by it.Some oddly high profile names in it though, Gregory Peck and Omar Sharif as the 2 leads. Eli Wallach, Telly Savalas, Anthony Quayle, Keenan Wynn, Lee. J. Cobb, Burgess Meredith, Edward G Robinson as some of those minor characters. & Julie Newmar as an Indian old flame of Peck. thought I recognised her but only just realising who it was on checking the castlist at IMDB.Castlist makes it look like the equivalent of one of Sinatra's Rat Pack movies so I wonder if there was a more complex production story or if all of these people just needed money at the same time.
― Stevolende, Saturday, 19 May 2012 19:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
I've never seen that, even tho it was on TV a ton in my youth. All-star casts were all the rage in that period... and they were expecting a lot, as the writer was Carl Foreman of High Noon, The Guns of Navarone (also w/ Peck and same director).
One of George Lucas's projects while a student in film school was documenting the making of this film. While he was on set, he actually made suggestions (which were used) on how to rehearse and shoot some scenes.
The film was originally planned to be shown in single lens Cinerama with reserved seat roadshow engagements, but Columbia execs changed their minds and pulled the plug on that idea. The film was drastically cut down from nearly three hours plus an intermission to just over two hours. Although most of the film was photographed on 65mm stock, to save a buck, a handful of scenes were filmed in 35mm anamorphic and then optically blown up with disastrous results. The blown-up scenes are exceedingly grainy and have bad color.
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 20 May 2012 07:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
Putney Swope (1969, Robert Downey) 3/5The Family Jewels (1965, Jerry Lewis) 3/5No More Excuses (1968, Robert Downey) 3/5Chafed Elbows (1966, Robert Downey) 4/5Babo 73 (1964, Robert Downey) 3/5A River Runs Through It (1992, Robert Redford) 3/5The Death of Maria Malibran (1971, Werner Schroeter) 3/5The Kid with a Bike (2011, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne) 4/5The Vortex (1928, Adrian Brunel) 2/5Dark Shadows (2012, Tim Burton) 2/5The Observers (2011, Jacqueline Goss) 3/5Une Femme Douce (1969, Robert Bresson) 4/5
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 20 May 2012 08:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans (Werner Herzog, 2009) 4/5Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011) 3.5/5The Damned United (Tom Hooper, 2009) 3.5/5Beowulf (Robert Zemeckis, 2007) 3/5Kevin and Perry Go Large (Ed Bye, 2000) 3/5
― Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Monday, 21 May 2012 12:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
la dolce vita ('60, fellini) 3.5/5love in the afternoon ('72 rohmer) 4/5hour of the wolf ('68 bergman) 2.5/5the passion of anna ('69 bergman) 3/5phase iv ('74 saul bass) 2/510 ('79 edwards) 2.5/5bad teacher ('11 kasdan) 2.5/5hiroshima mon amour ('59 resnais) 3/5
― johnny crunch, Thursday, 24 May 2012 13:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
psycho ('60 hitchcock) 5/5mauvais sang ('86 carax) 2/5the lovers on the bridge ('91 carax) 2.5/5autumn sonata ('78 bergman) 4/5art history ('11 swanberg) 2.5/5take this waltz ('11 polley) 0.5/5toy story 3 ('10 lee unkrich) 3/5out of the blue ('80 hopper) 2.5/5
― johnny crunch, Saturday, 2 June 2012 16:11 (11 months ago) Permalink