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seven psychopaths - fucking great. starts really bumpy and cheesy but everything falls into place in a weird movie-within-a-movie way. it's kinda like pulp fiction in stardust memories reality. mcdonagh is shaping up great.

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This is a re-investigation into the same case as the Paradise Lost films. I haven't seen Paradise Lost 3 but I think this film is a more thorough, classy, personal, better-told story. It also makes a good case that Paradise Lost 2 was not very good journalism. I am very biased because I worked on it. However I think the most amazing part is the editing. It's a long film that never drags and makes a very complicated set of facts into a linear story.

 

Another event in which forced confession by the police changed the lives of many. .

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Anyone seen or going to see Gangster Squad? Wondering whether it's worth cinema prices?

 

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And why has Pierce Brosnan changed his name?

LOL

 

 

 

Up - 7/10

Tyrannosaur - 9/10

Les Miserablés - 6/10

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WEST OF MEMPHIS

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This is a re-investigation into the same case as the Paradise Lost films. I haven't seen Paradise Lost 3 but I think this film is a more thorough, classy, personal, better-told story. It also makes a good case that Paradise Lost 2 was not very good journalism. I am very biased because I worked on it. However I think the most amazing part is the editing. It's a long film that never drags and makes a very complicated set of facts into a linear story.

 

Another event in which forced confession by the police changed the lives of many. .

 

Looking forward to this one. I was obsessed with this story once upon a time.

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WEST OF MEMPHIS

west_of_memphis_poster.jpg

This is a re-investigation into the same case as the Paradise Lost films. I haven't seen Paradise Lost 3 but I think this film is a more thorough, classy, personal, better-told story. It also makes a good case that Paradise Lost 2 was not very good journalism. I am very biased because I worked on it. However I think the most amazing part is the editing. It's a long film that never drags and makes a very complicated set of facts into a linear story.

 

Another event in which forced confession by the police changed the lives of many. .

 

how much was PEter JAckson involved in this one? need to watch it as I'm seen the previous 3 films. First one is still the best though, it almost seems like it was shot on 16mm film which gives it a very eery feel

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Quite heavily, though from afar. He & his wife funded a new investigation into the DNA present at the crime scene, as well as contributed to legal fees, and they - especially Fran, his wife - collaborated with the director in the field, usually every day. Mr. Jackson's horrible looking interview also serves as narration/story for some bits, which probably helped the editors a good deal, but sort of detracted from the immediacy of the film to me.

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did you ever meet Fran? She is one of hollywood's biggest mysterious figures. Extremely rich academy award winner who chooses to opt out of pretty much any and all public appearances. I was surprised and delighted to find out that her and Peter aren't even married! they seem like a pretty cool couple, and i also have some sort of inkling that Phillipa hops in the sack with them now and again ;)

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Very briefly met Fran and Peter after the film was finished. They were lovely. I think we talked, but I was quite drunk. I had no idea they weren't married. Fran's emails to Lori (Damien Echols' wife) are featured heavily in the film. The investigation really became her life.

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Watched Machete last night, which was every bit as stupid and bloody as I hoped it would be.



Django won't win so i ain't watching

 

Quentin Tarantino, accepting the best screenplay award for his film Django Unchained, said: "This is a damn surprise, and I'm happy to be surprised."

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What I'll say about Looper, forgive the platitude, is that it's only enjoyable if you can suspend your disbelief.

 

I *never* watch Time Travel movies and bother with overthinking the physics/logistics/paradoxical schematics, because let's get something clear: Who gives a shit?

 

Does it make people smart to poke holes in fucking time travel? Knock yourself out, I guess.

 

Looper delivered on two key matters and yes, I critiqued it with kid gloves perhaps because of generic expectations. Within its genre, it was fantastic. For a mere $30M, Rian Johnson created a well-photographed universe (exceptionally well if you ask me - that final shot of Blunt was delicious!) and even managed a few decent effects shots.

 

 

 

In the final 2 minutes of the film, he also managed to kill the protagonist / leading man, at once ending the very thin romance AND pissing off people who hate sad endings. Kudos to him for that. I thought the ending was totally perfect. It was well acted, well choreographed, and delivered the action while being thoughtful at the same time. I loved the little kid and MY GOD, BLUNT GIVES BONERS.

 

 

 

Some people may not realize it, but $30M is jackfuckingshit. That's how much Hollywood pays for the privilege of casting Kristen Stewart these days.

i always enjoyed stephen hawkings theory, that aside from all the inevitable and ridiculous paradoxes of putting more than one of the same person in the same time, any actual successful time portal would almost immediately explode like a nuke due to feedback of the tiny amount of radiation that exists in the atmosphere.

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as far as recommendations i havent enjoyed, my memory for that is terrible, one i can definetely remember is the ashes of time redux, which while looking great, had way too much of insubstantial plot and ended up boring me so much that i turned it off 20 minutes before the end. great colours in it though.

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if inception is james bond in a dream looper is what??? time traveling John McLane??? NO!!! die hard kicks balls!!! looper doesn't

 

suspension of disbelief??? fuck off, the movie doesn't have a pinch of comedy to it like back to the future and alikes...

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Caught this last night.

 

Depressing as fuck. I dunno, I liked the first Paradise Lost the most because it was so heartbreaking, etc. but comparing these films seems to miss the point.

 

It was disappointing, however, to see Peter Jackson more or less grandstand with West of Memphis. There was an unbelievable amount of effort, money, and energy expended by the advocates and supporters involved with the original HBO documentaries as well as the website WM3.org. They were barely mentioned in WoM.

 

The shit about Terry Hobbes was frightening.

 

if inception is james bond in a dream looper is what??? time traveling John McLane??? NO!!! die hard kicks balls!!! looper doesn't

 

suspension of disbelief??? fuck off, the movie doesn't have a pinch of comedy to it like back to the future and alikes...

 

Looper definitely needed some lols. It was indeed a bit too earnest.

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9/10

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love it, it's so twin peaksy, the tangent timeline is like you're in a david lynch movie, it's so dreamy and trippy, despicable and awkward characters all the way, troublesome silences, add to it a bit of tim & eric's comedy and you're there. perfect! oh and the soundtrack, top notch!

this montage was made by satan himself:

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well, you gave arbitrage 9 or 8 and while it is in fact a pretty solid movie, it is a product which doesn't do anything for me but entertain. if i wanna be entertained i go to a circus or something or watch football...

 

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