RA Movie Thread (Read 5553 times)

    "Strange memories on this nervous night in Las Vegas.  Has it been five years?  Six? It seems like a lifetime, the kind of peak that never comes again.  San Francisco in the middle sixties was a very special time and place to be part of. But no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time in the world. Whatever that meant. 

     

    There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning.   And that, I think, was the handle- that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not any mean or

    military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave.

    So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vagas and look west, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the 

    high-water mark- that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back. "

    - Anya

    xor


      And now we have a movie that actually takes advantage of 3d.

       

      Oh yes.

       

      Jackass 3-d.

       


      Hey, nice marmot!

        "Strange memories on this nervous night in Las Vegas.  Has it been five years?  Six? It seems like a lifetime, the kind of peak that never comes again.  San Francisco in the middle sixties was a very special time and place to be part of. But no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time in the world. Whatever that meant. 

         

        There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning.   And that, I think, was the handle- that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not any mean or

        military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave.

        So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vagas and look west, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the 

        high-water mark- that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back. "

         

         

        "Ah, devil ether. It makes you behave like the village drunkard in some early Irish novel. Total loss of all basic motor skills. Blurred vision, no balance, numb tongue. The mind recoils in horror, unable to communicate with the spinal column. Which is interesting because you can actually watch yourself behaving in this terrible way, but you can't control it. You approach the turnstiles and know that when you get there, you have to give the man two dollars or he won't let you inside. But when you get there, everything goes wrong. Some angry rotarian shoves you and you think "What's happening here? What's going on?""

        Ben

         

        "The world is my country, science is my religion."-- Christiaan Huygens

           

           

           

          "Ah, devil ether. It makes you behave like the village drunkard in some early Irish novel. Total loss of all basic motor skills. Blurred vision, no balance, numb tongue. The mind recoils in horror, unable to communicate with the spinal column. Which is interesting because you can actually watch yourself behaving in this terrible way, but you can't control it. You approach the turnstiles and know that when you get there, you have to give the man two dollars or he won't let you inside. But when you get there, everything goes wrong. Some angry rotarian shoves you and you think "What's happening here? What's going on?""

           

           

          Jesus bad waves of paranoia, madness fear and loathing- intolerable vibrations in this place. Get out. The weasels are closing in. I could smell the ugly brutes.

          - Anya

            My boyfriend had never seen Nothing But Trouble before. We watched it last night. 

             

            Wow, I forgot how weird that movie really is.

             

             

            Don't you love Netflix Wii ?  So many old cheesy movies to watch.

            - Anya

              Basterds is oft called "Jew Porn".

               

              An excellent movie.  But I did not like it.

               

               

              If you did not like it, then it is not excellent.


              A Dance with Monkeys

                Not sure I agree with that.

                 

                How about this: the film was technically excellent, well constructed and told a solid story very well, however several aspects of the story's content were not to my liking.


                Hey, nice marmot!

                  I agree with Ternt.  His opinions are essentially meaningless.  But they make him happy, so I see no harm in them.

                   

                  As for "Jew Porn", google Daphne Rosen.  Now that's Jew Porn!  By the way, unless you have a very liberal employer, you probably don't want to google Daphne at work.  Boobs damn near the size of basketballs.  It's a helluva thing.

                   

                  I don't know though, Basterds left me kind of cold.  It wasn't a bad movie, just wasn't what I was expecting.  Then again, I don't really know what I was expecting, some kind of Kill Bill-ish WWII movie?  I don't know.  I gave IB 3/5 stars.  Not a bad movie, but there are plenty of better ones out there to spend your time on.

                  Ben

                   

                  "The world is my country, science is my religion."-- Christiaan Huygens

                  xor


                    Invictus is the only movie I've seen in the theater in quite a few years.  It's on HBO right now, so I rewatched about 10 minutes of it.

                     

                    You know what I don't like about Invictus?  Based on the movie, you think that the SA rugby team (the springboks) have no coach.  Jason Bourne seems to be the player/coach guy.  The few times the movie shows a dude who is probably supposed to be the coach/manager, it looks more like he's a trainer or something.

                     

                    No no no.

                     

                    The team most DEFINITELY had a coach, and he was critical to their success.  I really don't know why Eastwood chose to change this.  It can't be because the movie had "too many characters"... it already has all kinds of people on the team who float in and out.  My guess is that he really wanted it to be about two people (Mandela and Jason Bourne) and so he had to force it.

                     

                    Bothers me.

                     

                    Plus the rugby scenes are hard to follow.

                     

                    Ok then.

                     

                    xor


                       

                      An excellent movie.  But I did not like it.

                       

                      I have been thinking for a bit about movies which struck me this way.  Finally came up with one this morning for another thread.

                       

                      High Plains Drifter

                       

                      Amazingly well made film.  Highly regarded.  I know I'm supposed to like it... and I find it very interesting.  But I have never really liked it.

                       


                      Needs more cowbell!

                        Then there are movies that were awesome the first time, but kinda unwatchable after that.  Forrest Gump is one I just couldn't get into after the first viewing, even though it's a really great film.

                        I shoot pretty things! ~

                        '14 Goals:

                        • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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                          Then there are movies that were awesome the first time, but kinda unwatchable after that.  Forrest Gump is one I just couldn't get into after the first viewing, even though it's a really great film.

                           

                          Oh yes.  Requiem for a Dream.  I never EVER want to see it again.

                           

                          "Twist" films are in this.  M Night Shamalam.  Well, the few of his that don't suck.  Maybe not exactly once.  I watched Sixth Sense a second time just to spot stuff I missed.  But after that, nah.  What's the point.

                           

                             

                            Oh yes.  Requiem for a Dream.  I never EVER want to see it again.

                            That movie made me call my grandmother. 

                            "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

                              Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

                               

                               

                               

                              See it, you won't be disappointed.   This is the movie that has finally gotten me over Fear and Loathing. Finally some new material to quote.

                              - Anya


                              Needs more cowbell!

                                Finally saw How to Train Your Dragon.  Awesome...just flat-out fun and sweet.  Doesn't hurt that it's Vikings with Scottish accents...like someone took my ancestry and set it to animation.  Sweet story.  Couldn't help but think the entire time that Hiccup and Toothless were perfect parallels of my kid and HIS cat (the kitten he found when he was 6...they are inseparable 3 years later).  The personalties were spot-on.

                                I shoot pretty things! ~

                                '14 Goals:

                                • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)