Good films



  • This ties into the discussion on battling procrastination. When I was talking about building up inspiration, this is a list of movies that does it for me:

    The Dreamers http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0309987/
    Les Chansons d’Amour http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0996605/
    Only Lovers Left Alive http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1714915/
    The Piano http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107822/
    Impromptu http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102103/
    Doctor Zhivago http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059113/
    Don Juan DeMarco http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112883/
    Brick http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0393109/
    Mediterraneo http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102426/
    Le Chat du Rabbin http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1355638/



  • @Sundown
    I have yet to see Only Lovers Left Alive and I hear nothing but good things about it (plus I love Tilda Swinton).



  • @Bobotron It's not a movie you watch for the action, but for the atmosphere and imagery. Very little happens, so watch it when you're in the mood for a movie that's like smoking a joint.



  • @Sundown
    Eh. Very little happens/atmospheric movies are generally some of the best.



  • Haha, I meant it as a figure of speech. :> But yeah, you got me.

    EDITS!!!!!


  • Pitcrew

    Only Lovers Left Alive bored me to death. It was pretty, but it bored me. Byzantium (which I suspect @Sundown loves) was much better in that regard.

    on the topic of good films, @surreality made me aware that there was a leaked copy of The Final Girls out and I got it yesterday and watched it. Guys, it's so much fun.



  • @Coin said:

    Only Lovers Left Alive bored me to death. It was pretty, but it bored me. Byzantium (which I suspect @Sundown loves) was much better in that regard.

    Yeah, you really need to manage your expectations with Only Lovers Left Alive. I was a little bored too, but the atmosphere was so cool. I watched it in two parts because of that, so that I'd be in the mood for that kind of movie.

    Byzantium was pretty cool, yeah. I initially watched it because of Saoirse Ronan 'cause I was tracking down her work. I almost included it in this list, but it's got a different feel for me. It's a good film but it doesn't inspire me in the same way.


  • Politics

    Zombeavers.

    If you haven't seen it, you really should.


  • Pitcrew

    @Ganymede said:

    Zombeavers.

    If you haven't seen it, you really should.

    I tried, but I got pretty bored.


  • Politics

    @Coin said:

    I tried, but I got pretty bored.

    You sound like the kind of dork that's bored by porn. Go wash your beard.


  • Pitcrew

    @Ganymede said:

    @Coin said:

    I tried, but I got pretty bored.

    You sound like the kind of dork that's bored by porn. Go wash your beard.

    Well, I am bored by some porn. I also shaved my beard, so.

    I don't know, something about tastes, not the same, etc.


  • Politics

    @Coin said:

    Well, I am bored by some porn. I also shaved my beard, so.

    I don't know, something about tastes, not the same, etc.

    You probably like your bourbon with water in it too.


  • Pitcrew

    @Ganymede said:

    @Coin said:

    Well, I am bored by some porn. I also shaved my beard, so.

    I don't know, something about tastes, not the same, etc.

    You probably like your bourbon with water in it too.

    Fuck you. Take that back you presumptive monster.



  • First ... There are people bored by porn? What? This is the internet, people. If you can't find something entertaining, you're doing it wrong.

    Second, I was pleasantly surprised by Byzantium. Not the best movie ever, but good. Couldn't get through fifteen minutes of Only lovers Left Alive, despite how much I wanted to. Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton? Yes please.
    ... I might give that another try.

    I was also pleasantly surprised by Moonrise Kingdom. Then again, I'm a sucker for Edward Norton and almost anything he's in, so... That could be a factor there.



  • I disliked Tom Hiddleston after seeing him as Loki in the Avengers. I just thought he looked like a gigantic soppy pussy, pummeled silly by pretty much everyone else. Which might be more of a character design fault, than the actor's. However, even just a look at his facial expressions was a disappointment. He looked weak and I could not buy him as a Norse trickster god in a thousand years.

    That whole movie, the Avengers, I really wanted to enjoy it. I was poised for some mindless fun. (Also Whedon did it, and I loved Firefly.) It was a huge letdown, about as boring and pointless as the Transformers movies. I'm not a snob (even though the list of films above is my 'snobbish artsy list'), there's plenty of silly stuff I watch and adore. Just... superhero movies aren't one of them. I can buy Iron Man because of RDJ's charisma, but that's it.

    In Only Lovers Left Alive, Hiddleston was perfect. So sexy and attractive, and charismatic, I could barely recognize him from the Loki image. He also had great chemistry with Tilda Swinton. I think it's the kind of movie you can watch in bits and pieces, to draw inspiration from the imagery and atmosphere. You gotta watch it for a different purpose, not as a story but a prolonged painting on a reel or a super long music video. Jarmusch is just a weirdo, most of his movies I can't stomach.

    Byzantium was good because it was a slightly more artsy take on vampires, and I loved it for that. Recently I've watched the new season premiere of American Horror Story: Hotel, and I was impressed. It also does vampires well!


  • TV & Movies

    Some of the films that I have enjoyed that have made an impact on me and/or changed my life.

    La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty): My favorite film. I watch it every year on my birthday since it came out. Good movie about regret, life, and growing older.

    Brother Sun, Sister Moon: Tugs at this recovering Catholic's heartstrings.

    The Grand Budapest Hotel: Just damn funny



  • Whhhhhaaaaaaaaaaat?!? No BTiLC?!

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  • Pitcrew

    @Sundown Brick is an excellent film -- first indie film I ever purchased. Loved it from the moment I saw the first trailer for it.

    @ThatOneDude Such a travesty, amirite? Jack Burton cannot possibly be amused.

    For my part... I cannot pass without bringing up The Usual Suspects.

    I really want to watch Crimson Peak as well when it comes out -- del Toro is an interesting director, and Hiddleston looks pretty good in it. Interesting, given that I don't usually go for such movies, but I'm beginning to expand that way, with movies like Shutter Island and Stonehenge Asylum, or the ABC mini-series of Stephen King's Rose Red.

    I'd try to come up with my own list, but most of mine are more well-known movies; nothing so artsy, if you will. As it is, too many for me to try and list.



  • Rose Red was amazing. If you liked that, you should DEFINITELY check out The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer. Its essentially the prequel to Rose Red.



  • Coherence and I, Origins are some fairly decent off-beat sci-fi films. And Ex Machina - I found that movie exceptional and very compelling.


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