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Kumonosu-jō (Throne of Blood) (1957) - 8,5
 

Magical film from Akira Kurosawa. The japanese director made Macbeth, play by Shakespeare, the pseudo-script for this film temporally set in Sengoku period in Japan. Very inspired cinematic glance at the eternal tale about the thirst for power led to the limits of sanity and self-integrity of men. Throne of Blood easily transports me into a dreamlike, haunted world but there are a few dragging moments that distract a bit. The nature of the acting is ludicrously caricatural as was customary in this period, this brought good and bad things to my experience but in the end I always like it because everything has a way to flow coherently in old japanese cinema for which I've been lusting these times. Beautiful film, recommended!

 

Fantastic movie. Probably the best adaptation of a Shakespeare play I've ever seen, though his film Ran (King Lear) is also very good.

 

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Interesting movie. I sought it out as the director, Gareth Edwards, is directing the new Godzilla 2014 with Bryan Cranston, and that crazy lizard. :D

 

Monsters has its fair share of flaws, but I think its accomplishments are by and large *stunning,* especially when one considers the limited resources that it was created with. Not to mention it's got what is simply one of the most beautiful final sequences I think I've ever seen on film--I'd put it right up there with City Lights (though obviously it's very different). Really excited to see what Edwards will do with Godzilla.

 

Also, really happy to see Alexander Payne getting some love on this thread. He's sort of a local hero where I am, and he's even on the Board of Directors for the local independent theatre I see a lot of films at. I've been an admirer of his work for a long time.

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Interesting movie. I sought it out as the director, Gareth Edwards, is directing the new Godzilla 2014 with Bryan Cranston, and that crazy lizard. :D

I am really crossing my fingers that it turns out good. The trailers look like they are doing a good job. I hope they go for a real horror type style kinda like cloverfield.

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Not to mention it's got what is simply one of the most beautiful final sequences I think I've ever seen on film

 

Agree 110%. I was very moved by the ending...didn't see it coming at all. And I think a LOT of people completely missed it. 

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The Hunt (2012) today. 8/10. Excellent.

 

For me, what makes this such a good film is that it could happen anywhere, to anyone. Of course, there are sensational stories of them, and for the casual reader or anyone passively following these stories, you never know the truth. Even if you're a neighbor, or a friend. Since Doubt is already taken as a title, The Hunt serves well here.

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Interesting movie. I sought it out as the director, Gareth Edwards, is directing the new Godzilla 2014 with Bryan Cranston, and that crazy lizard. :D

I am really crossing my fingers that it turns out good. The trailers look like they are doing a good job. I hope they go for a real horror type style kinda like cloverfield.

 

Did you see this trailer? It popped up after the first, and before the current one running, and kept disappearing.

 

http://superdimension.net/downloads/go.mp4

 

And the international trailer:

 


Edited by fractus2 - 3/27/14 at 6:24am
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Wow, what a trailer...great cast, too. 

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I definitely want to see that. Of course, I have the Gmail notification sound on my phone set as the old-school Godzilla roar, too....lol. But this certainly looks like it will be better than some recent attempts were.

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I actually haven't seen either of those trailers yet--it's looking good. Maybe dumb, but good. I'm expecting at least Pacific Rim levels of entertainment out of it, but hey, if Edwards can squeeze in a little bit of the poetry that really made Monsters stand out, then that'd be fantastic. And I love the re-tooled Godzilla roar. It sends shivers down my spine.

 

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All of this reminds me that Monsters is actually getting a sequel. Edwards is producing, but I've got pretty mixed feelings about the idea. Teaser trailer:  


Edited by metalsonata - 3/27/14 at 11:07am
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Nymphomaniac: Volume II ( 2013) 7/10

 

 

Ridiculousness of the first Volume was funny in bizarre way. In the second Volume dark humor disappears and content becomes more and more nasty and reaches its peak at the end with total humiliation ( and humiliation of a viewer as well). If it is true that "Lars von Trier has said that all of his films are intended to irritate his mother, a free-thinking communist nudist" then he fulfilled his goal. Lars even reached a higher ultimate goal - he attempted to humiliate humanity and subvert human's dignity.

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Need for Speed: 

 

8.5/10

 

The only reason this is not getting a 10 is because of the Mustang. I hate mustangs :)

 

If it were a Corvette or a Skyline i would've given it a 10 lol 

 

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Also, really happy to see Alexander Payne getting some love on this thread. He's sort of a local hero where I am, and he's even on the Board of Directors for the local independent theatre I see a lot of films at. I've been an admirer of his work for a long time.

 

that is so cool. i'm definitely a fan. :)

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Nymphomaniac: Volume II ( 2013) 7/10

 

Ridiculousness of the first Volume was funny in bizarre way. In the second Volume dark humor disappears and content becomes more and more nasty and reaches its peak at the end with total humiliation ( and humiliation of a viewer as well). If it is true that "Lars von Trier has said that all of his films are intended to irritate his mother, a free-thinking communist nudist" then he fulfilled his goal. Lars even reached a higher ultimate goal - he attempted to humiliate humanity and subvert human's dignity.

 

Hope a theatre near me gets these films at some point in the nearish future. I'm looking forward to them--well, as much as I've ever looked forward to a von Trier film, which is to say I'm dreading the occasion as much as I'm excited about it. Even got the GF to agree to seeing them with me, though I may come to regret persuading her. (At least she's modestly familiar with von Trier's work and knows what to expect.)

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that is so cool. i'm definitely a fan. :)

 

Indeed! His long break from directing feature-length films between Sideways and The Descendants had me worried. Glad he's back at it.

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Grand Budapest Hotel - 4/10

 

Not a fan of Wes Anderson films but I did love "Moonrise Kingdom". I gave this one a chance just due to that film.

Wanted to walk out of this after an hour. Basically just dull and lifeless and the characters were more like set design pieces.

That's all the movie is..just a bad storyline built around nice set designs and scenery.

 

I thought I could like a movie just for that but this has proven that wrong.

 

 

Don't like the style of acting in this movie. The actors are mostly expressionless with no real personality (main character had some..). Like as if they're reading from a script.

Sometimes I don't mind this, but it gets old. I hated every character.

 

This one kind of reminds me of what ruined "Norwegian Wood". They spent too much on the set designs and visuals and not enough on the characters, story and script.

Maybe they had no script and it was all one big storyboard!

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The Den - 6.5/10

 

That was kinda freaky movie. It definitely had some issues, especially with the ending but the pacing was good for a thriller and overall kept me interested, which is not something I can say for Nymphomaniac. I probably spent 80% of Volume 2 staring at my phone and thanking God I didn't have to watch the 2 parts in one sitting, which gets me to

 

Nymphomaniac - Vol. 1 & 2  - 5/10

 

I don't know what I was really expecting to be honest but I should have probably stopped watching his movies after the awful Antichrist.

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Need for Speed: 

 

8.5/10

 

The only reason this is not getting a 10 is because of the Mustang. I hate mustangs :)

 

If it were a Corvette or a Skyline i would've given it a 10 lol 

 

Hahaha stupid Mustangs. Though I do not like Corvettes much either, but we have a couple of corvette clubs by where I live. I pretty much see a couple of corvettes every day in the summer, hell I have seen a few brand new 2014 ones driving around town in the winter already. Gets kinda annoying.

 

Anyways I gotta admit this movie looks horrible from the trailers I have seen, and the really really bad scene shown on a late night show. Too bad as I liked Aaron Paul in Breaking Bad, but I question if that will be his only amazing role.

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