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2 things.

one, i didn't realize meat head directed all these.

two, these are really your favorite films?

Some of these are in my top 100....

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^^looks hella good

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I liked this one a lot:

Saw it this summer, good flick. Digged the concept a lot.

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Watched it yesterday. I think it's on Netflix.

Muscle Shoals was excellent. A must-see for anyone into 60s soul records, or music recording in general. It's incredible that they had those scenes of Aretha in the studio. Too bad the have Mick Jagger's mug in the trailer, because the movie's only downside is when they get to the Rolling Stones era. The music becomes disinteresting in the last part of the film.

Watch Muscle Shoals together with The Wrecking Crew. Not as good a documentary, but the stories, music, and musicians make up for that.

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Watched it yesterday. I think it's on Netflix.

i've been waiting for the release of that, it made its premiere at the 2012 (?) BIFF, the Boulder International Film Festival...i just remember being given a media pass to shoot random b-roll of the event, including the panel we had with special guest speaker Peter Fonda.

long story short, i was granted access to whatever films i wanted the entire week -- and it all started off with that doc, some really cool stuff. i was supposed to give all my footage to some people with the festival, but it was so poorly managed that i just ended up not doing it lol. i had some random Peter Fonda footage floating around on an old computer at some point, but i think i threw it away.

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Muscle Shoals was excellent. A must-see for anyone into 60s soul records, or music recording in general. It's incredible that they had those scenes of Aretha in the studio. Too bad the have Mick Jagger's mug in the trailer, because the movie's only downside is when they get to the Rolling Stones era. The music becomes disinteresting in the last part of the film.

Watch Muscle Shoals together with The Wrecking Crew. Not as good a documentary, but the stories, music, and musicians make up for that.

I was(am I still?) on a mailing list to get news about the wrecking crew doc for several years, but never watched it.

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just saw Cooties with my lady last night...fucking awesome movie, one of the best comedies i've seen in a long, long time. we had the DVD, so we got to watch the alternate ending as well.

i have no clue why they didn't go with that ending instead -- the "official" ending just dragged on and got weird. i felt the momentum drain from the film during the entire last sequence, you can just tell that it was some retarded executive's decision at the very last moment in post-production to do those re-shoots. if that movie ended with the alternate ending, i would easily give it a 9/10...but instead, it gets a thick, veiny 8 from ol' jamesy

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i don't even know wtf is going on on these boards sometimes

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The Room! lol I heard James Franco is making a movie about it.

 

Haven't seen too many movies lately but I did catch The Girl With All The Gifts, British sci-fi kind of like a mix of Stranger Things and Walking Dead if that's your thing. Pretty good.

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12 hours ago, DJ Projexion said:

The Room! lol I heard James Franco is making a movie about it.

 

Haven't seen too many movies lately but I did catch The Girl With All The Gifts, British sci-fi kind of like a mix of Stranger Things and Walking Dead if that's your thing. Pretty good.

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1 minute ago, Dirty Cyclist said:

"I'm going, that's all there is to it. I'm going"

Hannibal Buress as Bill Meur, the owner of a stage rented by Wiseau

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Swiss Army Man is an excellent movie -- it's impressive how well they pulled off such a ridiculous premise.  i'm genuinely surprised by how much i liked it, they really did something spectacular despite all the limitations of a mid-level budget, indie film.

on the other hand, The Lobster is a fucking over-rated piece of shit.  i bought into the hype, only to find out after watching it that i had been duped into watching some Eurotrash hipster nonsense...it's a shame too, because the premise sounds like a Charlie Kaufman film that never was.  but that Yorbis guy (or whatever his name is) is no Kaufman, that's for sure.  the film plays like a mix between Wes Anderson and David Lynch, but not in a good way.  i thought whatever point it was trying to make about life and relationships was buried so deep up its own asshole that nobody could walk away from that film feeling anything but confusion.

but i mean, it's well shot and well acted -- it's good on a technical level.  i just absolutely hated the story, couldn't get even slightly invested in it or the actors with their god-awful wannabe artsy dialogue.  the way it ends is completely ridiculous too, i hate directors that don't know how to edit their shots...overall, garbage movie.  don't watch it unless you're a hipster that thinks you "get it MANNNN"

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Green Room was dope, kind of like Assault On Punk Venue 13. It's always nice when the main characters are not heroes-in-the-making and really don't know what the fuck they are doing half the time. Some unexpected nasty brutal moments too. Plus it's got Patrick Stewart as a villain. 

RIP Anton Yelchin, dude was a solid actor.

 

Also, wasn't aware but the director also made the slept-on indie masterpiece Blue Ruin.

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19 minutes ago, DJ Projexion said:

Green Room was dope, kind of like Assault On Punk Venue 13. It's always nice when the main characters are not heroes-in-the-making and really don't know what the fuck they are doing half the time. Some unexpected nasty brutal moments too. Plus it's got Patrick Stewart as a villain. 

RIP Anton Yelchin, dude was a solid actor.

 

Also, wasn't aware but the director also made the slept-on indie masterpiece Blue Ruin.

i keep seeing previews for Green Room on all the DVD's my lady and i watch.  i think it looks awesome, she thinks it's retarded lol.  they don't make movies like that very often anymore, it's refreshing to see someone bringing back that style though.  in other news, i heard David Lynch was in town scouting locations a couple months back here in Denver

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On 2/8/2017 at 3:52 AM, jbuzz said:

Anyone else caught Moonlight? I forgot how anxious ambiguous endings made me lol

just did

 

pretty good

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Some recent viewings:

 

Arrival was a snoozefest

 

Assassin's Creed was pretty dope, the filming was spectac (def in the realm of Christopher Nolan and Ridley Scott), but I think overall I wanted more of the Spanish Inquisition scenes and less of the modern world. I never really played the game so I have no idea if it was close to that at all....

 

The Great Wall, kind of silly but def enjoyable. Reminded me of those Jet Li fantasy/kung fu flicks from the 90's. Odd choice for Damon but he was definitely committed.

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i think it's hilarious that SJW's called out Matt Damon for cultural appropriation with that film -- not realizing it was financed, executive produced, and distributed by a Chinese production company that specifically wanted to work with him as their lead actor.

but anyway...what are the STMB Oscar predictions?  will La La Land sweep this year?  will Moonlight get the credit everybody tells me it deserves?  (haven't seen it yet)

will Matt Damon be accused of something taboo again?  will Mel Gibson be absolved of something taboo again?  will Spiderman actually win gold this time?  will Meryl Streep just fuck off already?  who will Emma Stone be wearing?  and of course, the most important question of all: who the fuck is Casey Affleck?

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^^ LOL I actually fucking love Casey Affleck, I think he's way better than Affleck The Elder, very underrated actor who was great in Gone Baby Gone, Out Of The Furnace and some others. Haven't seen Manchester yet but it's on the list.

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i saw Hacksaw Ridge last weekend -- it was pretty good.  didn't really do anything outside of the box though, and Vince Vaughn playing a sergeant was kind of a weird choice imo.  the guy who actually did all that shit is definitely an American hero though, i never heard about him until seeing the film.

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