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Anything out there worth a look?
Topic by: DLeonard
Posted: September 26, 2006 - 2:07 PM PDT
Last Reply: November 11, 2006 - 10:16 AM PST

author topic: Anything out there worth a look?
DLeonard
post #1  on September 26, 2006 - 2:07 PM PDT  
I have not been to a movie house in a few months.

Just wondering what folks have seen recently that is worth seeing. The Descent looked to be good, but left the theatres pretty quick. But except for Science of Sleep nothing else has sparked my interest.

What ya got for me?
Cinenaut
post #2  on September 26, 2006 - 4:34 PM PDT  
I'd have to vote for The Science of Sleep, although I haven't seen it yet. I can't really fully recommend The Illusionist.

Little Miss Sunshine was fun, in that dysfunctional family kind of way.
Ayato9
post #3  on September 26, 2006 - 7:45 PM PDT  
I saw Fearless tonight, and liked it alot. Definitely worth seeing. Crank, The Protector, and Snakes on a Plane were all terrible, but in fairly enjoyable way. Avoid Black Dahlia.
underdog
post #4  on September 27, 2006 - 10:27 AM PDT  
> On September 26, 2006 - 7:45 PM PDT Ayato9 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I saw Fearless tonight, and liked it alot. Definitely worth seeing. Crank, The Protector, and Snakes on a Plane were all terrible, but in fairly enjoyable way. Avoid Black Dahlia.
> ---------------------------------


Yeah, Fearless is getting good reviews. I want to see it now. This is generally been a bad, bad period for commercial films, dreadful even. But there's still good stuff out there.

I saw The Science of Sleep last night and definitely recommend it. Although you can overdose on whimsy while watching it, and it doesn't have the storytelling strength of a Kaufman script, it's still really imaginative and likable. Funny and sad and creative (and occasionally annoying). See it.

This Film is Not Yet Rated is also supposed to be engaging, but haven't seen it yet.
underdog
post #5  on September 27, 2006 - 5:16 PM PDT  
By the way, Cinenaut - here's a new scary rabbit movie for your running list: Kottentail , coming soon to a bunny trail near you!
woozy
post #6  on September 27, 2006 - 7:33 PM PDT  
> On September 27, 2006 - 5:16 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> By the way, Cinenaut - here's a new scary rabbit movie for your running list: Kottentail , coming soon to a bunny trail near you!
> ---------------------------------

Uh, and just where is Wallace and Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit?

Wow, kind of scary just how amused we can continue to be about the idea scary rabbits. Great list! Hmm, what'd the opposite? Loveable corpses? No, too easy.

Cinenaut
post #7  on September 28, 2006 - 5:11 PM PDT  
Is it scary rabbit season again already?

Thanks for the suggestions, guys! I've added them to the list.

From the looks of the trailer, I don't think I'll be recommending Kottentail to DLeonard, however.

I want to see Fearless.
DSchirmer
post #8  on September 28, 2006 - 7:18 PM PDT  
Isn't there a killer rabbit in Monty Python and the Holy grail?

woozy
post #9  on September 28, 2006 - 10:43 PM PDT  
> On September 28, 2006 - 7:18 PM PDT DSchirmer wrote:
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> Isn't there a killer rabbit in Monty Python and the Holy grail?
>
>
> ---------------------------------

On the list.

SonjaBlue
post #10  on September 29, 2006 - 11:44 AM PDT  
> On September 26, 2006 - 2:07 PM PDT DLeonard wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I have not been to a movie house in a few months.
>
> Just wondering what folks have seen recently that is worth seeing. The Descent looked to be good, but left the theatres pretty quick. But except for Science of Sleep nothing else has sparked my interest.
>
> What ya got for me?
> ---------------------------------

[*yawn*]

DLeonard, The Descent is worth a look. Really. Far better developed and more suspenseful than The Cave and among the better of the so-called "supernatural horror" genre in recent years. Of particular note, is the psychological catharsis of the character, "Sarah". (There are two released...endings of this film -- American and British. But don't let that scare you off.)
Cinenaut
post #11  on October 1, 2006 - 11:08 AM PDT  
Ack! It was a choice between The Science of Sleep and Fearless and the former required an additional twenty minute wait... now I wish I'd waited.

Jet Li's Fearless had a scant few nice action scenes, along with a beautiful pastoral section in the countryside, and it was set in an unusual time period (early 1900s), but overall it was kind of tedious.

Cinenaut
post #12  on October 1, 2006 - 11:17 AM PDT  
> On September 29, 2006 - 11:44 AM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> [*yawn*]
>
> DLeonard, The Descent is worth a look. Really. Far better developed and more suspenseful than The Cave and among the better of the so-called "supernatural horror" genre in recent years. Of particular note, is the psychological catharsis of the character, "Sarah". (There are two released...endings of this film -- American and British. But don't let that scare you off.)
> ---------------------------------

Yes, it'll be scaring people for years to come on DVD. As one reviewer pointed out, the early caving sequences are suspenseful enough that the movie could have left out the "monster" elements altogether and still been totally entertaining. I'm looking forward to whatever Neil Marshall does next.
Ayato9
post #13  on October 13, 2006 - 2:44 PM PDT  
Terry Gilliam's Tideland supposedly comes out today. I'm sure thats worth seeing, if you can find somewhere thats playing it.
hamano
post #14  on October 13, 2006 - 3:01 PM PDT  
> On October 13, 2006 - 2:44 PM PDT Ayato9 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Terry Gilliam's Tideland supposedly comes out today. I'm sure thats worth seeing, if you can find somewhere thats playing it.

I just read a horribly negative review of that...
Cinenaut
post #15  on October 13, 2006 - 5:21 PM PDT  
Yeah, Tideland is getting totally slammed by critics. It can't be THAT bad, can it?

I heard part of an interview with Bob Edwards and Terry Gilliam. He (Gilliam) recently watched Brazil again for the first time in seven years or so and he marvelled at the crazy energy he had back then, saying he was sort of burned out now. It was a great interview, although I missed the beginning where they must have talked about the new movie.

He hasn't given up hope on the Don Quixote film.
Ayato9
post #16  on October 14, 2006 - 11:57 PM PDT  
Yeah, i've been avoiding the reviews. I guess im in denial.

More current movies;
Renaissance is ok, if you like cyberpunk or are interested in debate on transhumanist ideas. And next week The Prestige (Nolan), Marie Antoinette (Coppola), and Flags of our Fathers (Eastwood) comes out.
DSchirmer
post #17  on November 10, 2006 - 1:39 AM PST  
> On October 13, 2006 - 2:44 PM PDT Ayato9 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Terry Gilliam's Tideland supposedly comes out today. I'm sure thats worth seeing, if you can find somewhere thats playing it.
> ---------------------------------

I think Tideland fits very well into Gilliam's overall oevre, which is, I think, a nice way of saying that much of it is dull (especially in the first half). At the same time, it can be genuinely appreciated if you've seen a number of his other films.



kenalex
post #18  on November 11, 2006 - 10:16 AM PST  
Science of Sleep is one of those quirky and charming movies with a good heart. It's a good date movie.

If you like Brad Pitt movies, don't go see Babel. I hate Brad Pitt movies, but I think Babel is his best film since Fight Club. Worth seeing. More like an indie art film than a thriller, but the film stays high-strung throughout. The Constant Gardner meets Lost in Translation.

Queen is one of those brilliant character studies fueled by tour de force acting. Dame Helen will get an Oscar nomination for this one. And I don't even care that much about the whole Royal Family vs. Diana thing, but Helen Mirrim is fantastic.

Marie Antoinette was fairly pointless, unless you're really into film costumes, but that isn't enough to carry a movie for me. But I did go out and buy the soundtrack.

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