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Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:18 pm
by i am rich
overlord kiiiiiinda fuckin rules

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:50 am
by chowder julius
saw noé's climax tonight. one of the stupidest movies i have ever seen. saw it in french with spanish subtitles, neither of which i understand, and i don't feel like i missed out on anything important. literally almost fell asleep in the theater at the climax of the film. so goddamn dumb and ugly and the possession ripoff scenes made me so angry

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:53 am
by chowder julius
this was my first noé, i was unfamiliar with his whole deal and actually i hate it

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:59 am
by chowder julius
casting was great everything about the narrative and aesthetic was dumb

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:07 am
by walt whitman
how were the opening credits tho

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:27 am
by crystal.migraine
They are like in any other Noé film too. This guy is such a pretentious piece of shit.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:55 am
by aububs
I've seen maybe half of noe's movies and like some of them, not so keen on others, but like this:

chowder julius wrote:saw it in french with spanish subtitles, neither of which i understand


p much invalidates any take for me, regardless of the movie lol

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:01 am
by aububs
I went to see that battle angel alita movie last night. it's ok but be warned, they forgot to finish it.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:00 am
by mellowgold
i am rich wrote:overlord kiiiiiinda fuckin rules


I watched this last night and yes? It has no right being that good

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:02 am
by Kenny
I rewatched Showgirls last night.

I may be just getting stupider but while I'm not going to say it's a good movie, it was an extremely fun b movie and not even close to the worst movie of all time

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:38 am
by furrowed brow
mellowgold wrote:
i am rich wrote:overlord kiiiiiinda fuckin rules


I watched this last night and yes? It has no right being that good


I remember the red letter guys being v into this.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:45 am
by furrowed brow
so, Bjork was in a film in 1990 called The Juniper Tree directed by a woman whose only other feature length, not for tv film was released posthumously and is literally unrated on imdb. huh. it's screening here soon, would go if I had money.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:53 am
by aububs
edit, wrong thread

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:53 am
by aububs
edit, wrong thread

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:31 pm
by No Good Advice
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For a pretty famous film this felt ramshackle and weird. Not necessarily in a good way. Humphrey does his thing well enough, the heist is alright, the ending is pretty thrilling, but all the relationships in this movie are weird. I get the idea, he falls for a (young) girl who's nice and straight and everything he's not, but he's destined to end up with the criminal broad (Lupino). But Lupino's character isn't really well written, first she's tough, then she cries at every little thing, then she's somewhere in between -- for a top billed role it's not a particularly interesting or meaty one. And the doe-eyed family he helps and the doe-eyed girl he creeps on, it's just all kinda off and not contributing to a greater whole.

Still, as far as heist action goes, pretty entertaining. 3/5

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:38 pm
by mellowgold
that final chase scene through the woods is really good and has always stuck with me. it was also funny to see that recreated sort of in True Detective Season 2 lol

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:16 pm
by No Good Advice
some very good police chasing that's true

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:52 pm
by walt whitman
noé's like von trier for me; hate him, but ill see everything he does :shrug:

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:06 pm
by deadbass
Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but does anyone have any experience running a casual film series? I recently started doing a weekly film series at my apartment using facebook events. The first few were well attended, but it's petered out the last couple weeks and the future films don't have a ton of attendance. Most people don't really look at the event invites, and I'm sure people just get totally inured to it because I do them in batches of 4. Does anyone have any alternative method for promoting that sort of thing, or are Facebook events the best we've got?

Like, I wonder if it's better for me to just do the events one week at a time, but include a schedule in the event, so that they don't have to respond to so many things at once.

Thanks!!

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:25 pm
by chowder julius
watched Roma on the plane and it was v good. felt a little slow at times but i'm sensitive to movies longer than 100 minutes :P best of 2018 for me but I didn't really watch many 2018 releases because most looked bad

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:43 pm
by aububs
deadbass wrote:Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but does anyone have any experience running a casual film series? I recently started doing a weekly film series at my apartment using facebook events. The first few were well attended, but it's petered out the last couple weeks and the future films don't have a ton of attendance. Most people don't really look at the event invites, and I'm sure people just get totally inured to it because I do them in batches of 4. Does anyone have any alternative method for promoting that sort of thing, or are Facebook events the best we've got?

Like, I wonder if it's better for me to just do the events one week at a time, but include a schedule in the event, so that they don't have to respond to so many things at once.

Thanks!!


a friend and i run a monthly midnight movie series for the past...i dunno 8 or 9 years. maybe not so casual as we screen in a theater but we started in less official spaces. when we began it was fortnightly but we found even that was too much for people. weekly is a heavy schedule and nobody's gonna do the same thing every single weekend. we've found monthly to be best and attendance figures stay p good, depending on what we're screening. we use facebook (which is pretty rubbish now thanks to their viewing algorithms and we never pay to promote posts because it's a waste of money), we use twitter, and we send out a monthly group email to subscribers. we used to make posters and put them up around town but don't really bother doing that anymore. it's hard to get asses on seats, sometimes compromises in movie selection are necessary if that's what yr after. the movies i get most excited about screening usually don't draw the biggest crowds.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:10 pm
by deadbass
Yeah maybe every two weeks or monthly would be a better schedule. Thanks for the reply - very helpful.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:35 pm
by walt whitman
deadbass wrote:Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but does anyone have any experience running a casual film series? I recently started doing a weekly film series at my apartment using facebook events. The first few were well attended, but it's petered out the last couple weeks and the future films don't have a ton of attendance. Most people don't really look at the event invites, and I'm sure people just get totally inured to it because I do them in batches of 4. Does anyone have any alternative method for promoting that sort of thing, or are Facebook events the best we've got?

Like, I wonder if it's better for me to just do the events one week at a time, but include a schedule in the event, so that they don't have to respond to so many things at once.

Thanks!!

as much as it pains me to say, it helps to have something 'extra' to a screening event, in addition to the movie itself. this extra could be live music accompaniment, costume party, a charity/nonprofit sponsor, specially themed dinner/booze combo, a Q&A, or- this obviously rarely works- if you can bring out the artist or someone associated w the film's production, that usually draws folks

presenting a film that is rarely shown, "orphan" status, or of a special format (analog rather than digital, multiscreen rather than single channel, etc)

basically, do whatever you can to make a screening a special live "event," rather than something you can do already at home.

cinema exhibition is tough as hell right now

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:36 pm
by walt whitman
presenting film in an unusual, site-specific location - a fire house, a punk club, an abandoned steel mill, etc- these are also extra

edit- an unsolicited recommendation: if you're a big nerd like me, and you enjoy research and want to learn more about cinema exhibition and curating, this is a great introduction to issues of film programming--

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Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:25 pm
by i am rich
mellowgold wrote:
i am rich wrote:overlord kiiiiiinda fuckin rules


I watched this last night and yes? It has no right being that good

someday the world will look back at 2018 as the year both overlord and upgrade were released, and will say "fuck yeah"

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:02 pm
by mellowgold
Ya overlord had me thinking of upgrade too

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:44 pm
by furrowed brow
Jeune femme (Leonor Serraille, 2017) - Great film! Thanks to aububs for recommending it. Anyone know what the title means? This is very sweet at times but for the most part it's horrifying. The way this woman is treated by men in it is crazy, but not unrealistic. She's real tough though; we're never shown her pain over any of the real gross stuff that happens to her. I love that this movie is partly about rough-sleeping.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:28 am
by incoherent grunting
I just watched Can You Ever Forgive Me and it fucking sucked!

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:43 am
by RIXX
incoherent grunting wrote:I just watched Can You Ever Forgive Me and it fucking sucked!

Wow

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:34 am
by incoherent grunting
Wow!
It was about as interesting as buttering a muffin