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Discoveries 2013 - 2/1/2013 10:58:35 AM   
homersimpson_esq


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For those of us who will, inevitably, not manage to keep up the yearly tally of every film this year, here's a neat place to share any film that has caught us by surprise, that were unexpected. It might be a cinema release we didn't expect to have any great feeling for (last year's unexpectedly superb Silver Linings Playbook comes to mind) or more likely it's a DVD or film on TV that you've watched. You don't list every film here - just the ones that make you go, hey, that caught me unawares.

This is the place where the top films in the list are going to be as unexpected and unusual as those at the bottom, where the "Top 100..." thread tops with Jaws, Alien, etc.

This ties in with my attempt this year to watch more first time viewings, and cut back on rewatches. I hope to discover some great films this year.

Not sure whether to go for an amended list to update, a la the Top 100 thread, or just add as you go. I think if we go for a list at the head of the thread, we might build a record through the year for people to come to to find something a little different*.

Thoughts?

My Discoveries 2013


  1. Safety Not Guaranteed








*Rawlinson, "different" does not mean midget porn.

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 2/1/2013 11:01:26 AM   
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Sounds good. If nothing else, it'll be a good thread for recommendations.

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 2/1/2013 11:14:45 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

For those of us who will, inevitably, not manage to keep up the yearly tally of every film this year, here's a neat place to share any film that has caught us by surprise, that were unexpected. It might be a cinema release we didn't expect to have any great feeling for (last year's unexpectedly superb Silver Linings Playbook comes to mind) or more likely it's a DVD or film on TV that you've watched. You don't list every film here - just the ones that make you go, hey, that caught me unawares.

This is the place where the top films in the list are going to be as unexpected and unusual as those at the bottom, where the "Top 100..." thread tops with Jaws, Alien, etc.

This ties in with my attempt this year to watch more first time viewings, and cut back on rewatches. I hope to discover some great films this year.

Not sure whether to go for an amended list to update, a la the Top 100 thread, or just add as you go. I think if we go for a list at the head of the thread, we might build a record through the year for people to come to to find something a little different*.

Thoughts?





*Rawlinson, "different" does not mean midget porn.


You say that thinking I've never seen midget porn.

But sure, I'm in.

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 2/1/2013 11:37:21 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: rawlinson


quote:

ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

For those of us who will, inevitably, not manage to keep up the yearly tally of every film this year, here's a neat place to share any film that has caught us by surprise, that were unexpected. It might be a cinema release we didn't expect to have any great feeling for (last year's unexpectedly superb Silver Linings Playbook comes to mind) or more likely it's a DVD or film on TV that you've watched. You don't list every film here - just the ones that make you go, hey, that caught me unawares.

This is the place where the top films in the list are going to be as unexpected and unusual as those at the bottom, where the "Top 100..." thread tops with Jaws, Alien, etc.

This ties in with my attempt this year to watch more first time viewings, and cut back on rewatches. I hope to discover some great films this year.

Not sure whether to go for an amended list to update, a la the Top 100 thread, or just add as you go. I think if we go for a list at the head of the thread, we might build a record through the year for people to come to to find something a little different*.

Thoughts?





*Rawlinson, "different" does not mean midget porn.


You say that thinking I've never seen midget porn.



He knows you've seen midget porn, he just knows that if you're given the opportunity you're gonna try to sell it to us.

I'm in. Hopefully it'll keep Deviation's screaming about the latest film he's fallen desperately in love with to one thread.

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 2/1/2013 11:44:21 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

*Rawlinson, "different" does not mean midget porn.





I'm in for this as well by the way.

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 2/1/2013 11:48:46 AM   
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He knows you've seen midget porn, he just knows that if you're given the opportunity you're gonna try to sell it to us.



The Snow White where she gets fucked by the dwarfs is certainly better than the Disney version.

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 2/1/2013 12:01:28 PM   
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Excellent idea. (THe thread, not the immediate porn derailment!)

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 2/1/2013 12:11:06 PM   
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Sounds like a spiffing idea.

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 2/1/2013 12:13:51 PM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Looks like fun.

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 2/1/2013 1:54:44 PM   
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Sounds good to me.

1. Bradley Cooper's performance in Silver Linings Playbook

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 2/1/2013 4:23:45 PM   
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I'll give this a go.

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 3/1/2013 8:24:20 AM   
MovieAddict247


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Ooh, my first discovery of the year (though as it was mentioned in the first post, perhaps not that exciting!)

Bradley Cooper's Performance in Silver Linings Playbook

A moving, funny and just wonderful performance from an actor who I didn't really rate before - but he really deserves the praise he's been recieving. Now, I'm looking forward to The Place Beyond the Pines even more.




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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 4/1/2013 11:09:23 PM   
homersimpson_esq


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Going to compile in my first post all my discoveries. My first one is Safety Not Guaranteed. I loved it. It's sitting at a high four but may move up to a five.

I'll write more later maybe, but it just completely surprised me: it's witty, it's touching, it's funny. I loved it.

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 5/1/2013 2:27:23 AM   
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This looks interesting.


1. Wind Chill

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 5/1/2013 2:28:18 AM   
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My first discovery of 2013 is:

Wind Chill

I went into this not with high hopes but not with low hopes either.
The script isn't perfect but Emily Blunt gives an excellent performance and the tension and atmosphere is very good throughout. The changing relationship of the two leads also proves to be an interesting component.

All in all, a surprisingly above-average mystery/horror/thriller. Low 4 (out of 5).

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 13/2/2013 6:51:48 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Not quite following thread rules as it's a performance not a film but....


James Spader in Lincoln. The fact I'd like (love) the film was given, but Spader has never impressed me and I usually wish for any scenes involving him in a film to end very quickly. Not so here. In a slightly comic subplot in which he attemnpts to get democrats to change their vote, he's perfect as W.N. Bilbo He also manages to get almost the best line of the film, but nothing can quite compete with "you fatuous nincompoop"

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 13/2/2013 8:11:38 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

Not quite following thread rules as it's a performance not a film but....


James Spader in Lincoln. The fact I'd like (love) the film was given, but Spader has never impressed me and I usually wish for any scenes involving him in a film to end very quickly. Not so here. In a slightly comic subplot in which he attemnpts to get democrats to change their vote, he's perfect as W.N. Bilbo He also manages to get almost the best line of the film, but nothing can quite compete with "you fatuous nincompoop"


James Spader? I thought it was Rob Schneider.

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 13/2/2013 9:00:56 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

Not quite following thread rules as it's a performance not a film but....


James Spader in Lincoln. The fact I'd like (love) the film was given, but Spader has never impressed me and I usually wish for any scenes involving him in a film to end very quickly. Not so here. In a slightly comic subplot in which he attemnpts to get democrats to change their vote, he's perfect as W.N. Bilbo He also manages to get almost the best line of the film, but nothing can quite compete with "you fatuous nincompoop"


He's basically playing Alan Shore. And Alan Shore is played very well - it's most of the rest of the show that's the problem.


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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 13/2/2013 10:47:26 AM   
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I've only seen a few episodes of that, certainly not enough for him to make an impression on me.


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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 13/2/2013 11:01:11 AM   
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I'm not a fan myself but my husband has it on as mushy brain viewing all the time. 

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 10/3/2013 9:17:54 PM   
elab49


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1. Caesar Must Die

The Tavianis have been off the radar for a long long time so this was just a punt at GFF 13. But what a punt. Searing and vivid, an astonishing piece of film-making from the elderly brothers.

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 21/6/2013 11:24:49 PM   
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Stuck In Love.

I was completely surprised by how much I loved it. On the tin it looks like any other indie comedy-drama that comes and goes without any real notice, and I feel some people will brush it aside for trying to be too sentimental, but I was completely won over. A really beautiful, charming, reflective drama with fantastic performances and a great soundtrack. The subject matter really resonates with me, too, and I'm so glad I decided to go along and see it the other night instead of just sticking something on at home.

Definitely recommended.

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RE: Discoveries 2013 - 2/9/2013 3:10:08 AM   
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I keep forgetting to post in this thread so I'm going to go back in time a bit...

The Twilight Saga
The main reason why this series of films caught my unawards is because I really didn't think much of the original back in 2009. It was instantly forgettable. But I love it now!

The Wind
I'm always weary of silent dramas. For every Sunrise there's a Nosferatu. For every Potemkin there's a Metropolis. But this was an atmospheric treat.

Loving Memory
The debut feature film from Tony Scott and it couldn't be further away from the explosions and fast edits of his later career if it tried



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Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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