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hobbitboy

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« Reply #40 on: 01-02-2010 11:20 »
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   is Art School Confidential anyone elses fave film of all time?


As I haven't even heard of it I can safely say that it isn't mine.

Though I can't speak for anyone else.



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M0le

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« Reply #41 on: 01-02-2010 12:54 »
« Last Edit on: 01-02-2010 13:01 »

You don't usually have any problem speaking for me, hobbitboy. flirt

The World, the Flesh, and the Devil

Grey precursor to The Quiet Earth. Surprisingly progressive for a fifties movie (apparently Harry Belafonte was black then too? confused confused) and pretty good, if you're the kind of weirdo who likes your science fiction without the grim, bleak, or just plain confusing ending!

B

The Miracle Worker

Apparently The Miracle Worker is a heartwarming drama about overcoming disability, but this didn't become clear until many, many days later! frown

Why? The foodfight at about the one third mark - it pretty clearly beats out They Live for the longest, most exhausting, savagely brutal mano y mano fight in film history. The rest of the movie was pretty good too, but I'm going to mark the whole thing on the merit of that one scene, which was the best thing I've seen all week:

A+
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #42 on: 01-02-2010 13:01 »

Fantastic Mr. Fox

The animation was better than the storyline. But it was still good.

6.5/10
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #43 on: 01-02-2010 14:43 »

The blame for that can laid roald dahl's feet - it's very faithful to the book is what I'm saying.

Also, it was filmed near me and you can see a model of my local art cinema in the the bg
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #44 on: 01-02-2010 14:48 »

Hobbitboy: check it out. It's written by dan clowes (ghost world) and directed by terry zwigoff (ghost world. Also crumb). Starts asa hillarious comedy thenturnsinto a murder mystery. Might not mean anything to non art students though
hobbitboy

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« Reply #45 on: 01-03-2010 09:28 »


   Fantastic Mr. Fox

   The animation was better than the storyline. But it was still good.

   6.5/10


Is the stop-motion as jerky (as compared to an Aardman production) as it appears to be in the trailers?

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Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #46 on: 01-03-2010 15:43 »

I loved the jerk. The only reason to use stop motion is to make it look flawed. There's a really interesting interview with wes Anderson on the treatment. One of the things he  said is that all the humans have British accents, and he didn't think it was toomuch of a break with reality for the animals to have American accents
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« Reply #47 on: 01-03-2010 20:27 »


   Fantastic Mr. Fox

   The animation was better than the storyline. But it was still good.

   6.5/10


Is the stop-motion as jerky (as compared to an Aardman production) as it appears to be in the trailers?

I thought the movie was excellent, the jerkiness didn't bother me at all. I found the animation really unique and cool. That's just me however.
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« Reply #48 on: 01-03-2010 20:48 »

AVATAR
in my opinion 10/10 [3D version]
Na'vi are made in very interesting way:)
Jezzem

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« Reply #49 on: 01-04-2010 00:26 »

People don't use stop-motion enough anymore. no no
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #50 on: 01-04-2010 01:01 »

Nightmare Before Christmas

My favorite holiday film.  You've probably seen it, but here goes.  It centers around the adventures of Jack Skellington, the leader of Halloweentown.  He enjoys putting on Halloween, but is growing restless.  Out for a walk, he discovers a passage to the Christmas holiday, and falls in love with the holiday.  The rest I'll leave for you to see.  Brilliant quasi-clamation style animation; it purportedly took 3 years of painstaking work to bring this one to completion.  Definitely worth seeing, if you're a fan of either Halloween or Christmas or animation in general.

10/10
Tedward

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« Reply #51 on: 01-04-2010 01:42 »

I agree completely. I'd say that's probably my favorite movie in general.
Jezzem

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« Reply #52 on: 01-04-2010 01:43 »

Quasi-clamation?
Tedward

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« Reply #53 on: 01-04-2010 01:47 »

I'd assume he means it reminds him of claymation, which is actually what I called all stop-motion items before I found out that claymation is a particular type of stop-motion...I guess the one involving clay.  tongue
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« Reply #54 on: 01-04-2010 03:32 »

AVATAR
in my opinion 10/10 [3D version]
Na'vi are made in very interesting way:)
Yep it was cool, pew pew, blue blue.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #55 on: 01-04-2010 03:48 »
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Right; claYmation.  Actually, stop-motion is what I wanted to say but I didn't see Jezzem's post & couldn't think of the term...
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #56 on: 01-04-2010 05:01 »

I think claymation means stop-motion at this point. If you critisise someone for saying claymation instead of stop-motion, you're a dick
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« Reply #57 on: 01-04-2010 05:25 »

What about Chaymation?
hobbitboy

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« Reply #58 on: 01-04-2010 10:08 »
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And wouldn't Nightmare Before Christmas have been in "Sleighmation" (or, if you prefer, "Slaymation")?



I saw The Princess and the Frog the other day. It wasn't great, but it wasn't far off, either. Maybe I'm overly used to the Pixar sensibility but I thought it had too many songs.

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Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #59 on: 01-04-2010 22:10 »

Chemation's good. Viva la revolucionio (viva the revolution)
any1else

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« Reply #60 on: 01-05-2010 00:52 »

Jaws
I'd never sat down and watched the whole movie in one sitting before but I knew most of what happened. GIANT PLASTIC SHARK WILL EAT YOU. I'd hate to see the kind of shark they'd create with today's special effects technology though. no no

Sherlock Holmes
I would have concentrated more on this film had I not been feeling ill. It was probably good though.

District 9
I want a giant alien robot weapon. mad
The main guy got on my nerves for some reason, but otherwise quite entertaining.

Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Arc
The professor from Sliders!
Now I understand that episode of South Park where they were trying to stop Spielberg and Lucas from re-mastering. Now I just need to see all other films that I haven't seen but everybody else has..
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #61 on: 01-05-2010 07:51 »

Spy Game
Starring Robert Redford & Brad Pitt, this film's story revolves around a Marine (Pitt) who is recruited into the CIA by an agent/handler (Redford), and the jobs they work on.  Along the way, the story touches on a very timely theme; when they're in trouble, do we "keep the faith" with those who have risked their lives on our behalf?  There are twists & turns in this film, and it requires the viewer to pay attention as the story unfolds.  It's a good DVD rental.

8/10
Gorky

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« Reply #62 on: 01-05-2010 14:35 »

American Teen

A documentary about five high school seniors from, like, badger-fuck, Indiana. It's pretty interesting, I guess, although it sort of feels like an MTV reality show (Made or True Life or some such). It's not particularly illuminating, and the self-consciously geeky marching band member kind of got on my nerves, but it was kind of fun to see ostensibly real kids approximately my age on-screen and compare my life with theirs.

Conclusion: I don't get piss-drunk nearly enough.

B+
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #63 on: 01-05-2010 22:12 »

Kids

This is the teen movie you should see. Chloe Sevigny and Rosario Dawson's first role and Justin Pierce. R.I.P.
I never knew teenagers acted like this until this movie.


7/10
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #64 on: 01-06-2010 00:31 »

The Recruit
A computer genius at MIT (Colin Farrell) is recruited into the CIA by a senior agent (Al Pacino), under the hope that the agent can help him find out what happened to his father, who disappeared years before.  During his training, something happens that causes him to be fired from the CIA.  Or was he?  This film has enough twists & turns to keep you guessing, and the spy technology & techniques shown are enough to keep any techie interested.  Nice surprise ending.

7.5/10
Gorky

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« Reply #65 on: 01-06-2010 05:08 »

Kids

If you watched this movie just to mock my own, less discriminating tastes when it comes to teen-related cinema, then I find that kind of amusing. tongue

At any rate, I've heard about this movie; it's rated X or NC-17 or one of those other death-at-the-box-office designations, right?
Books

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« Reply #66 on: 01-06-2010 06:05 »

Harmony Korine wrote the screenplay, I'm a decent sized fan of his. Watch "Gummo". Kids was alright, but relentlessly abrasive.
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« Reply #67 on: 01-06-2010 06:10 »

Kids

If you watched this movie just to mock my own, less discriminating tastes when it comes to teen-related cinema, then I find that kind of amusing. tongue

At any rate, I've heard about this movie; it's rated X or NC-17 or one of those other death-at-the-box-office designations, right?
You have obviously not read very many of my reviews. Anybody who would see Beer League and have the nerve to write a review can most assuredly not mock anyone's taste in the cinematic art.
NC-17 I think.
Only a referral to an even more wonderful waste of time.

Artie Lange does surely rool.

Gummo is on my to watch list
Ribbons

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« Reply #68 on: 01-06-2010 12:39 »

Fanboys

Holy fuck, the brunette is hot-shit.

Also, Seth Rogen is in everything now. Jeez. Sometimes playing two different characters. And this film could have gone on forever but it was cut short like hell. Kinda like a Star Wars 'Detriot Rock City' but about nine-hundred-times less cool.

C+
Ribbons

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« Reply #69 on: 01-06-2010 12:43 »

Harmony Korine wrote the screenplay, I'm a decent sized fan of his. Watch "Gummo". Kids was alright, but relentlessly abrasive.

Kids was written by Harmony in his late-teens. It was directed by art-pedo Larry Clark. Gummo has about 3 good scenes and the rest is self-indulgent bullshit. Every year I've grown more to hate Harmony's works. Aside from 'Kids', there's nothing behind the grime.
DogDoo8

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« Reply #70 on: 01-06-2010 13:07 »

Gross Point Blank

Still a great little movie and excellent soundtrack to it.

Easily a 9/10 for me.
RS 2thou

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« Reply #71 on: 01-06-2010 14:08 »

District 9

Bloody fantastic movie, good story. The CGI for the prawns was awesome, they showed so much emotion in their faces which I wasn't expecting.

9/10 for sure.
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #72 on: 01-06-2010 15:29 »

This is by far the most positive movie review thread i've ever read. It's like you all actually e n j o y watching movies or something
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« Reply #73 on: 01-06-2010 18:19 »

Ingmar Bergman R.I.P.  is my personal god. I wrote a final paper on his impact on the cinematic world while in college.
I took a cinema appreciation class at Georgia State University. In a three month span we saw and discussed 30 films.

Favorite Bergman films

Persona
The Seventh Seal
Wild Strawberries
Scenes from a Marriage
The Serpents Egg



Faithless
Written by Bergman and directed by Liv Ullman. The story of how a "safe"relationship between lifelong friends can blossom into a affair that destroys lives. It stars Laura Endre, Krister Henriksson, and Thomas Hanzon as the triangle. Taut drama. Superb direction.


9/10
Books

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« Reply #74 on: 01-06-2010 18:20 »

I thought I'd love Seventh Seal, and I wanted to love it, but I just found it tedious and dull frown
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #75 on: 01-06-2010 18:32 »
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One persons tedium can be an others well directed look at medieval life and death.
 You have to admit Von Sydow has one of the most expressive  faces in cinema history. Many people don't like this movie but enough did to make it #117 at IMDb.
This film is over 50 years old and tastes have changed i.e. no "splosions.


Trivia The chess pieces sold at auction for $145.000 in 2009 as per IMDb.
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #76 on: 01-06-2010 19:19 »

I like 7th seal but i like bill and ted's bogus journey more
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #77 on: 01-06-2010 19:24 »

Priceless laff
Books

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« Reply #78 on: 01-07-2010 03:05 »

Up In The Air was an 8/10
The Passion of the Christ was a 5/10
hobbitboy

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« Reply #79 on: 01-07-2010 08:54 »


 5/10 as in "Could do better: Next time try more passion and less Christ."?
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