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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 24/3/2013 11:59:58 PM   
scarface666brooksy!!


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Never seen How Green Was My Valley

I like Gary Sinise in Forrest Gump. That's about it

Leo + Kate = SWOON. The detail Cameron put into the film is good too but the film itself is a bit meh.

Never seen Woman In Black.

My list - I Stand Alone, Paranormal Activity 4, Don Juan De Marco, Alice In Wonderland (Burton), Vase De Noces

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 25/3/2013 12:02:16 AM   
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Never seen How Green Was My Valley

Never seen Woman In Black.



Don't, spare yourself the torture of both. Especially How Green Was My Valley. It's only so green because it's covered with so much bullshit.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 25/3/2013 12:10:57 AM   
scarface666brooksy!!


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Never seen How Green Was My Valley

Never seen Woman In Black.



Don't, spare yourself the torture of both. Especially How Green Was My Valley. It's only so green because it's covered with so much bullshit.




Is it just massively tacky and sentimental? I wonder if the Academy ever looks at the Sight and Sound polls and thinks "We gave Best Picture to a film other then the one that these guys think is the greatest of all time fifty years running?"


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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 25/3/2013 1:23:14 AM   
rawlinson

 

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ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

Never seen How Green Was My Valley

Never seen Woman In Black.



Don't, spare yourself the torture of both. Especially How Green Was My Valley. It's only so green because it's covered with so much bullshit.




Is it just massively tacky and sentimental? I wonder if the Academy ever looks at the Sight and Sound polls and thinks "We gave Best Picture to a film other then the one that these guys think is the greatest of all time fifty years running?"



It's horrifically sentimental. I can't begin to sum up how much I dislike that film. I know Rick is a defender, and I like and respect Rick, but his Valley fandom makes me wonder why.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 25/3/2013 1:38:06 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Nice to see this back.

I really like Roger The Dodger. Roger Dodger's good too.
Tristram Shandy is probably the best film I've seen my Michael Winterbottom

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 25/3/2013 1:50:26 AM   
rawlinson

 

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Roger the Dodger. The Beano character?

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 25/3/2013 1:52:17 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Yep!

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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: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 25/3/2013 1:53:37 AM   
rawlinson

 

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I remember one strip where he got a bag of stale buns and found all these dodges to do with them and it ended up with him getting a new bag of fresh buns.

Good times.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 25/3/2013 12:31:36 PM   
rawlinson

 

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293. The Frolic



2007
Director: Jacob Cooney

A prison psychiatrist, Dr. Munck, is quitting his job and planning to move his family, a wife and young daughter, away, so unsettled has he been by one of his patients, a child murderer known only as John Doe. While preparing his final report on Doe, Munck reviews some of the interview tapes where Doe raves about the frolics he takes with his "special friends", only to find something that hits even closer to home than expected. It's fair to say this short film is not quite the masterpiece that Thomas Ligotti's original story is, but as fans of Ligotti's work know, it would be unrealistic to expect that it could be. What it does achieve is to create a short film of skin-crawling unease, it's not a graphic, or violent short film. Instead it uses suggestion to slip into your mind and linger there. Anchored by a chilling performance from Maury Sterling, it's one of the more intriguing horrors of recent memory.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 26/3/2013 1:31:10 PM   
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292. Adventureland



2009
Director: Greg Mottola

A film I initially dismissed, maybe because of expectations. I didn't like Mottola's earlier film, Superbad, but it did what I expected it to do. I was assuming Adventureland was trying for more of the same, and when I watched it, I have to confess that I wasn't really paying attention. Because when it didn't then take the easy dick joke dick joke dick joke path of Superbad, I thought it was even more of a failure, because what it was actually doing was so at odds with my expectations. And like I said, I wasn't paying attention. So I missed how honest and poignant the film actually is until a later rewatch. Adventureland is set during a late 80s summer where financial difficulties means James (Jesse Eisenberg) is forced to take a summer job in an amusement park. Working there he meets the far more worldly Em (Kristen Stewart) and falls for her, but she's in a relationship with the charismatic but married Ryan Reynolds. The cast are all strong, but the film is stolen by Martin Starr's fellow theme park employee. A far more bittersweet film than first impressions might give, the film captures the end of summer vibe perfectly. The self-discovery themes may be nothing new, but it's one of the best recent entries in the teen/young adult angst sub-genre.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 27/3/2013 12:40:49 AM   
scarface666brooksy!!


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Adventureland is a great film It really solidified my like for Jesse Eisenberg. Far better then Mottola's other films, I agree.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 27/3/2013 2:12:23 PM   
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Adventureland is very good.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 27/3/2013 2:29:24 PM   
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Adventureland was very 'meh' (alternate viewpoint).

I've not come across The Frolic before. Would I be best trying the short film or story first?

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 27/3/2013 2:30:37 PM   
elab49


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Aachi and Ssipak is weird. Cock and Bull Story was unexpectedly fabulous. Bullet in the Brain was an interesting watch (I think I watched it after you (I'm assuming it was you) mentioned it before).

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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: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/4/2013 4:42:13 PM   
rawlinson

 

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I forgot I'd started this thread.

The Frolic. You might have difficulty with the story, unless you read it online. Both collections that printed it (Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Nightmare Factory) are out of print and going for silly money for the most part.

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