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Postby Bunyip » Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:52 pm

Smokin_Jayz wrote:I wonder if they cut anything from the Royal Tenenbaums? If so, I would definitely recommend finding a regular version somewhere, and thusly watch it.

I don't know; what might they cut? There's generally less censorship here than in the States.

Last night we watched Traffic. That was also pretty interesting!

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:17 pm

PsychoLarry1 wrote:Here's a list:
  • Fuck you Heretic

That is only for ordered lists.

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Postby PsychoLarry1 » Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:25 pm

I honor the spirit of the law, if not the letter.
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Postby Bunyip » Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:46 pm

PsychoLarry1 wrote:
  • Fuck you, the system

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:12 pm

PsychoLarry1 wrote:I honor the spirit of the law, if not the letter.

But the number four is important to the archetypal Heretic paradigm.

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Postby Smokin_Jayz » Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:48 am

Bunyip wrote:
Smokin_Jayz wrote:I wonder if they cut anything from the Royal Tenenbaums? If so, I would definitely recommend finding a regular version somewhere, and thusly watch it.

I don't know; what might they cut? There's generally less censorship here than in the States.

Last night we watched Traffic. That was also pretty interesting!


There's some drug-use, and reference to Mescaline and stuff. Seems like there was more, but that's all I can think of off the top of my head.

And yea, Canada's like that too. We actually have no censorship on t.v., we just choose to play the raunchy stuff later at night so people don't complain. (and as well, a lot of our t.v comes from the U.S, and is therefore censored)

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Postby Bunyip » Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:58 am

I can see how it wouldn't make much sense without the mescaline. There's one topless lesbian too, so I assume that wouldn't be there if it had been censored.

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Postby Catch 22 » Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:34 am

Smokin_Jayz wrote:
Bunyip wrote:
Smokin_Jayz wrote:I wonder if they cut anything from the Royal Tenenbaums? If so, I would definitely recommend finding a regular version somewhere, and thusly watch it.

I don't know; what might they cut? There's generally less censorship here than in the States.

Last night we watched Traffic. That was also pretty interesting!


There's some drug-use, and reference to Mescaline and stuff. Seems like there was more, but that's all I can think of off the top of my head.

And yea, Canada's like that too. We actually have no censorship on t.v., we just choose to play the raunchy stuff later at night so people don't complain. (and as well, a lot of our t.v comes from the U.S, and is therefore censored)


Good ol' Softcore on CTV late friday nights. *thumbs up*
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:48 am

Thorn wrote:It sucked!

also hey plut or whoever else has netflix, add me to your friends!
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It totally didn't suck. [hide=You cannot beat...]seeing Jack Nicholson die twice in the same movie.[/hide]

I had Netflix for a while there, but once I had covered all of the "you ain't finding this at Blockbuster" movies I wanted to see, it kind of became pointless. I usually end up buying the movies I'm interested in. I may start it up again now that they've knocked their prices back down.
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Postby Bunyip » Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:06 pm

Okay, now we watched The Maltese Falcon. It was different but good!

I got a big book from the library: "Cinema: 1894-2004". I was gonna skim through it, but then I read the first page and now I have to read the whole thing. This is why I never finish anything

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Postby PsychoLarry1 » Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:18 pm

Has anyone seen Battle for Algiers? I was thinking about grabbing the criterion edition, but I'm not going to without some knowledgable criticism.
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Postby Bunyip » Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:59 am

I biggered the list.

A Few Good Men
A Hard Day's Night
A Nightmare on Elm St
A Very Long Engagement
American Graffiti
American Psycho
Annie Hall
Apocalypse Now
Bagdad Cafe
Baraka
Bonnie and Clyde
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Brazil
Bubba Hotep
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
Casino
Chinatown
Cinema Paradiso
City of God
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Copland
Dead Man
Deep Blue Sea
Demolition Man
Die Another Day
Double Indemnity
Down By Law
Election
El Mariachi
Eraserhead
Fanny and Alexander
Final Destination
From Dusk Til Dawn
Gandhi
Godzilla
Gone With the Wind
Goodfellas
Halloween
Hamlet (Branagh)
Hamlet (Gibson)
Heaven's Gate
High Fidelity
House of Cards
Jesus of Montreal
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Kikujiro
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Ladykillers (original)
La Femme Nikita
Lake Placid
Life is a Long Quiet River
Like Water for Chocolate
Mars Attacks
Million Dollar Baby
Monster
My Life as a Dog
Naked Lunch
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Ned Kelly
Office Space
Othello (Branagh)
Othello (Fishburne)
Paris, Texas
Patriot Games
Pennies From Heaven
Pi
Pitch Black
Planet of the Apes (original)
Primer
Purple Rose of Cairo
Quiz Show
Raging Bull
Rocky
Romper Stomper
Rosemary's Baby
Sergio Leone trilogy - A Fistful of Dollars, A Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Shane
Shaolin Soccer
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Solaris
Somersault
Soylent Green
The Big Chill
The Big Lebowski
The Big Sleep
The Boat
The Bourne Supremacy
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover
The Day After Tomorrow
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Deer Hunter
The Fly
The French Connection
The Italian Job (original)
The Manchurian Candidate (original)
The Name of the Rose
The Outsiders
The Philadelphia Story
The Piano
The Player
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Straight Story
The Thin Red Line
The Thomas Crown Affair
The Village
They Might Be Giants
The Young Visiters
Three Colours
Three Kings
THX-1138
Touch of Evil
Truly, Madly, Deeply
Twelfth Night
Vertical Limit
Waking Life
War of the Worlds
Westworld
Wild Wild West
Yojimbo

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Postby Kauser » Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:20 am

Watch Audition, if you get the chance
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Postby mtdew » Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:30 pm

Bunyip wrote:I biggered the list.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Solaris


These are two of the worst movies I have ever seen. Ever. They are bested only by Tomb Raider, a movie that was truly mind-numbing in every aspect of film making.

I almost walked out of the theater with Tomb Raider, but I wouldn't have had a ride. With Sky Captain, I paused the DVD to piss and never turned it back on.

Solaris simply sucks.
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Postby Eolh » Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:34 pm

Sky Captain was good, you're dumb :)
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Postby mtdew » Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:44 pm

Why did the robots attack a big city, revealing themselves just for a few generators which, if the enemy could build big ass robots, they should have been able to build for themselves, or, if they couldn't, perhaps another country that couldn't field a hero such as Jude Law would have proven to be an easier target?

Also, Gweneth Paltrow was stupid beyond belief. The movie was a pure case study of why Lucas fucked up by falling in love with CG and the latest tech. Because it was almost all bluescreen, you get wonderful proclamations (mostly from Paltrow) like: "A warehouse of robots!" and "I'm in a plane!" Yes, we know honey. And I'm sorry your costuming is so God awful you can't even sit there and look pretty.
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Postby Eolh » Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:50 pm

I guess it depends on if you like Pulp Noir. None of the logical inconsistancies you pointed out are of any consequence. In fact those things are sort of why I like the genre.
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Postby mtdew » Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:00 pm

That honestly didn't bother me as much as beautiful eye candy in roles so completely unintelligent, passive, simpering, and uninteresting that all the actors became unattractive by way of retardation.
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Postby Eolh » Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:06 pm

I did not have that issue. I certainly saw the actors as secondary (in noir the actors are almost unnecssary anyway as the characters are by design cardboard cutouts), but I found the art design and effects implementation very well done in service of the story and to create the general feel of sci-fi noir from the 1950s (or thereabouts).
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Postby mtdew » Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:22 pm

Eolh wrote:in noir the actors are almost unnecessary anyway as the characters are by design cardboard cutouts


I agree with this in part, in that there were very few genre-defying characters in noir, but that's why character actors became so popular. You still need an actor who can pull off perfect cardboard, and you still need characters that lend to the style. Ben Affleck can't play Sam Spade, but he could have easily stepped into Jude Law's role and it probably wouldn't have made a difference.

I'm sympathetic to stereotypical characters and understand such roles can be used as a shortcut to "caring" about the characters and what happens next. But simply because Law could fly a plane didn't make me care about him in any way. He was so thin, as all the characters seemed, I didn't really care what happened to any of them. One could say the same thing about Ocean's 11, but they had at least a quick dialogue and humor to inter-character relationships.

Which, of course, is why I didn't watch it all the way through, and which kind of makes this entire discussion moot.
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