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martin_van_buren
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« Reply #375 on: Dec 14, 2007, 05:37:03 AM »

first up was "el topo" and um... i guess i can say i've seen it now. dudes, i was not impressed. i expected it to be weird, but i guess i just wasn't prepared for how weird it got. honestly, i liked the first 20 minutes or so when it was just a weird spaghetti western a whole lot, and i liked the next hour or so, during which it reminded me of those inscrutable young-master-goes-on-epic-quest martial arts movies my roommate so loves, at least somewhat. but once dude woke up in a cave with white hair, i was lost. i watched maybe 15 more minutes of it, but it just got weirder and harder to understand from there, and i finally turned it off about 20 minutes from the end. so yeah, i've seen it now, so that's good, but i was underwhelmed to say the least. maybe the problem is that i wasn't tripping on acid when i watched it, i don't know.

I think your main problem might be that you for some reason seem to feel a need to understand it. That ain't no way to go.
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« Reply #376 on: Dec 14, 2007, 05:38:50 AM »

difficult and GCR told me that quite a few times I watched a movie with them. Nonsense! ALL OF CREATION MUST SUBMIT FOR MY COMPREHENSION!
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« Reply #377 on: Dec 14, 2007, 08:50:24 AM »

Well, you know, that and staying awake.
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« Reply #378 on: Dec 14, 2007, 10:46:36 AM »

difficult and GCR told me that quite a few times I watched a movie with them. Nonsense! ALL OF CREATION MUST SUBMIT FOR MY COMPREHENSION!

yes, we definitely agree on this.
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« Reply #379 on: Dec 14, 2007, 01:02:49 PM »

So... does anyone else kinda wanta see I Am Legend? Because I do.
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #380 on: Dec 14, 2007, 01:03:29 PM »

yeah, but i'll wait til its on cable.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #381 on: Dec 14, 2007, 01:04:21 PM »

Also w/r/t the new Coppola film (that's the good Coppola), EW used the word 'soporific'
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das kranke Tier
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« Reply #382 on: Dec 14, 2007, 01:08:27 PM »

So... does anyone else kinda wanta see I Am Legend? Because I do.

I do too, and I'm interested in the new Coppola as well...I've read terrible reviews, but it still sounds intriguing.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #383 on: Dec 14, 2007, 01:09:18 PM »

I am a sucker for post-apocalyptic/zombie/last man on earth films.
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das kranke Tier
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« Reply #384 on: Dec 14, 2007, 01:10:59 PM »

I haven't read the graphic novel but I damn near bought it last night, except for the fact that it had "NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE" on the front (ha, see Das Book thread)
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #385 on: Dec 14, 2007, 01:16:20 PM »

There's a graphic novel? Isn't the whole thing based on a sci-fi novel from a few decades ago?
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das kranke Tier
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« Reply #386 on: Dec 14, 2007, 01:42:36 PM »

Yeah!
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« Reply #387 on: Dec 14, 2007, 01:49:46 PM »

I am a sucker for post-apocalyptic/zombie/last man on earth films.

For the most part, if it takes place at any point in the future, I am intrigued.  pollo, I can't remember: did you ever see Southland Tales?
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« Reply #388 on: Dec 14, 2007, 04:42:12 PM »

There's a graphic novel? Isn't the whole thing based on a sci-fi novel from a few decades ago?

hah, weird, the graphic novel is adapted by the guy who wrote 30 days of night (and, for those of you who, like me, are really into hardcore-related trivia, he also played bass in gray matter). also, that link dkt posted has one copy available, for $133.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #389 on: Dec 14, 2007, 05:46:58 PM »

I am a sucker for post-apocalyptic/zombie/last man on earth films.

For the most part, if it takes place at any point in the future, I am intrigued.  pollo, I can't remember: did you ever see Southland Tales?

It just started here tonight. Probably see it next week.
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coldforge
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« Reply #390 on: Dec 14, 2007, 09:27:46 PM »

There's a graphic novel? Isn't the whole thing based on a sci-fi novel from a few decades ago?

1954, to be precise
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« Reply #391 on: Dec 15, 2007, 02:14:12 AM »

The Golden Compass was indeed a major letdown. Yes, it was nice to look at. Yes, the panserbjorn WERE fucking awesome. Yes, Sam Elliott. Yes, Dakota Blue Richards was actually really good. BUT! The plot was mangled into idiocy, all the exposition was tedious (and mostly superfluous), and they did absolutely nothing to make us really feel the connection between people and their daemons. I felt the whole thing coulda learned a whole lot from that "show, don't tell" school of thought. The film mostly found it's rhythm by the third act, though; I just wish it hadn't been such an obnoxious journey to that point. I actually rather liked the way they ended it, as it means if they get around to making The Subtle Knife, it's going to have to START with Roger gettin' killed, which will be brutal as fuck.
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« Reply #392 on: Dec 15, 2007, 04:14:34 AM »

i am legend has a great trailer and slate had a piece on how the first hour was excellent mainly because it focused on an empty supercity, but it doesn't sound like the movie does justice to the quite wonderful novel by richard matheson. i am legend has been made twice in the past, the last man on earth with vincent price, and omega man with charlton heston (disclaimer: i love omega man).

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YojimboMonkey
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« Reply #393 on: Dec 15, 2007, 10:35:50 AM »

(disclaimer: i love omega man).

I also love Omega Man.  I can't believe I didn't make the connection before.  I almost have to watch I Am Legend now.  I haven't read the Matheson book though so at least that part of the inevitable sucking won't affect me.
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milesofsparks
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« Reply #394 on: Dec 15, 2007, 11:10:35 AM »

they did absolutely nothing to make us really feel the connection between people and their daemons. I felt the whole thing coulda learned a whole lot from that "show, don't tell" school of thought.

yes.  that was *exactly* what I thought.  happens a lot wit book -> movie things where they know most people have read the book, but the whole strength of movies is showing things.
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« Reply #395 on: Dec 16, 2007, 02:11:13 AM »

fuuuuuuuck the trailer for the dark knight with the bank robbery is out of control

stupid july being a long time away
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« Reply #396 on: Dec 16, 2007, 02:12:39 AM »

oooh, hope this is online
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« Reply #397 on: Dec 16, 2007, 02:14:21 AM »

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=24055665
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Ah_Pook
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« Reply #398 on: Dec 16, 2007, 02:18:09 AM »

horrible quality not withstanding
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« Reply #399 on: Dec 16, 2007, 02:35:11 AM »

whoa.
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