Ste21 July 2011 at 5:51pmPosts: 2647 (0 today)Status: offline
At long last "Into the Wild".
My friends promised me a trip in concepts and in places. . . Well, that 's what I found. Eddie Veder's music is in perfect harmony with the landscapes and the characters, and the acting is moving.
That's a must see. Sean Penn, thanks for that adaptation of a true story. I would have loved to meet Christopher Mccandlees "Supertramp" to exchange points of view. . .
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
About the 50 K year old cave art in Chauvet, France-great documentary. Wish I could see it in 3-D some time. In my man cave if possible. Bring yer own bones, voices, and drums.
Then Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen does Magical Realism.
K'Ehleyr22 July 2011 at 2:03pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
Season of the Witch (2011)
14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.
Meremaid22 July 2011 at 2:08pmPosts: 328 (0 today)Status: offline
I have also seen "Season of the Witch". Very good film.
I am a fan of Claire Foy anyway.
She was in a tv drama called "The Promise" a little while back.
mooniest22 July 2011 at 2:12pmPosts: 1531 (0 today)Status: offline
what I didnt care for on this movie (SOTW) was the actors speaking with an American accent.
I feel it would have been a helluva better movie if they spoke w/a British accent.
It would have felt more authentic.
rise25 July 2011 at 1:13pmPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
Just saw "Barney's version" with a friend. Only went in it because of Dustin Hoffman and thought :that was a lucky strike of a film.
The book was by Mordecai Richler, the film handled with the story of Barney, accused btw of murder, who tells his story and his women relationships and marriages.
The atmosphere is close and lively and crazy as shown sometimes in american jewish artist surroundings. It played from the 70th up to now . In the end we had to laugh and cry.
Also looked at Last Station with Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren on dvd. Great film about the last years of Tolstoi .Best scene: Mirren and Plummer as old couple playing the cookeldoo-game.
Memé25 July 2011 at 1:54pmPosts: 2378 (0 today)Status: offline
Hey Ste, when we saw this film with Marce, the following week Marce find this blog of two Argentine rugbiers who were inspired to go the same path Mc candless did. With the coincidence that one of the guys happened to be the brother-in- law of one of Abril's therapists. and the other one played in the same club Lu does.
I'm not sure if I should show you this, cause you may feel temped to go to Alaska instead of returning here. . .
rise5 August 2011 at 6:40pmPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
Saw " Midnight in Paris" by Woody Allen in a Sneak Preview. Typical Woody Allen mixture, with importance of taking dreams serious, endless talking between man and woman, victory of the simple- in- heart-people in the end.7
Interesting fact ; They do not say: 'I have to go to my psychiatrist or psychoanalist' any more. They say: I have to go to my neurologist! Woody stays on time!
Then I have seen : "The beginners", with Christopher Plummer and Gregor Mc Ewans. Film about the trial to love and lead a relationship, though you never learned it. Also about new beginnings and end of life.
Heartwarming and also with much humour. 9
Nemesis_475 August 2011 at 7:00pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
This is a funny underrated movie and a little too close to home
Unconditional Love (2002)
After her husband unexpectedly leaves her, Grace Beasley (Kathy Bates) spontaneously travels to Great Britain to attend the funeral of Victor Fox, a singer she adored. There, she meets the lover of the dead pop star, played by Rupert Everett, and convinces him to return to Chicago with her to find the singer's killer. Guest appearance by Julie Andrews
Julie would pop in whenever events would get out of control and start singing "Getting to know you" she even punched someone in the face during a brawl, very funny.
rise6 August 2011 at 10:44amPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
One idea behind this thread was, that it shows your personal view of the film you introduce.
It's not so important, how the official critic judges it. So please make your personal note or word.
David_Lynch11 August 2011 at 10:44amPosts: 35 (0 today)Status: offline
The best I saw for the first time lately were:
-The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
-Kiss Me Deadly
-Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas
.and oddly enough "Stay Hungry", a bodybuilding movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jeff Bridges, Sally Field, Robert Englund, Joe Spinell and the colonel guy from the beginning of "Predator", it was a really strange experience oO
rise11 August 2011 at 1:19pmPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
t.b.17 August 2011 at 5:48pmPosts: 2378 (0 today)Status: offline
director FEDERICO FELLINI
with SOPHIA LOREN, ROMY SCHNEIDER, ANITA EKBERG, LUIGI GIULIANI
David_Lynch1 September 2011 at 6:52pmPosts: 35 (0 today)Status: offline
- A great new twist on the zombie-apocalypse subgenre
"The New World"/"Badlands"/"The Thin Red Line"
- Poetry overkill.good movies thought, maybe too much voice over, but the beautiful cinematography makes up for it. Can't wait for "Tree of Life".
rise4 September 2011 at 6:47pmPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
DeFacto6 September 2011 at 2:59amPosts: 476 (0 today)Status: offline
The best movie I've seen this year. All that feel woe at the name "Twilight", SEE THIS MOVIE. It makes up for ALL the stupid brooding we've been dealing with for the past few years. Go enjoy some staking!
rise8 September 2011 at 6:12pmPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
Yesterday I've been in Peter Gabriel 3D New Blood 2011. In DÃ¼sseldorf.I was glad, the cinema was nearly filled up, because of two anouncements in the local newspaper.
It was a great experience. Very good sound, lively, Peter singing and looking authentic. And a wonderful tribute to the New Blood Orchestra. Though Peter was in 3D front, the heads of the musicians behind him were mosttime bigger. Some special effects were diabolic shadows, treats of instrument playing movements, intim view of piano, flute and conducting.The graphics were shown at the right place!! A wonderful film for those, who cherish Peter and a good reason to those, who didn't know him before to be totally convinct now!! 10 points
But: That is the good news. The not so good is the question, what was the aim of this film.
If it was the test, how 3D works with this kind of concert, it was solved. If it was the authentic trial to make a film and bring the best image of Peter's concert and perhaps a successful showing, there were some selfmade problems: Why the hell did you shorten the film to 2 hours while the concert has 3. Why did you eliminate some of the emotional best songs ( like: Wallflower, Washing of the Water, Power of your heart, nearly all SMB except Book of love,.?)? It has a reason, that there was a certain construction in the concert itsself. I had the feeling and heard it also, that it was not only me, who felt, there was something importend missing! Oh,man! You did it without a reason!Or?
Why is there such a lousy marketing? This film ( best the whole concert, please) has deserved more. And the people,who would like to watch, if they knew, also!!
So, please, take it as a test,and now start real.Make a normal anouncement.You can show it also in a bit smaller alternative cinemas in 2D.
Please, take it serious! This time! The film is really something very special.
t.b.8 September 2011 at 8:07pmPosts: 2378 (0 today)Status: offline
. Feuerzangenbowle is great, Rise !
FRANK CAPRA s
Arsenic And Old Lace
rise14 September 2011 at 9:06amPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline