Another x-post w/ INTPc.
Into the Wild
I recommend the book to INTPs with a bit of trepidation. Perhaps someone will take it too seriously and run off and get themselves killed like Christopher McCandleless did, and I might feel bad for a whole half hour. As excellent as the book was, I wasn't sure if a movie could capture the entire why of what happened. Thankfully, Sean Penn obviously directed this out of respect and love (he waited 10 years to do it), capturing all the beauty of the West and the inspirational (yet stupidly tragic) journey McCandleless took to find himself. I like to think he did.
The Haunting in Connecticut
Not bad for a scary movie, but not classic either.
Recommended for horror fans.
Recommended to me by some person I cannot remember, this film was based on an autobiographical essay by a woman, directed by a woman, and the lead actress (Carey Mulligan) was nominated for an Oscar. Nearly all women in crucial roles, except the screenplay was written by Nick Hornby. Most well-known for his immature men (High Fidelity, About a Boy) he managed to get this teenaged girl and her yearning for a life filled with French music, art, beauty, and meaning. Her goal when we meet her in the early '60s is to read literature at Oxford, but why this is a goal she cannot really say. In the end she is expected to marry a respectable husband or become a schoolteacher. Her yearnings for more than this lead her to become involved in an affair with an older con man (Peter Sarsgaard) who can take her on trips to Paris and art auctions. Today, an affair like this would be bad enough, but back in 1961, it could effectively ruin a woman's life. You can see the disaster looming, but unlike Hornby's manchildren, this girl has not only smarts but a drive and will to not meekly accept whatever society has in mind for her. She will learn from her "education" if it doesn't destroy her.
The best zombie movie made since George Romero's first. Except for the obvious inspiration: Shaun of the Dead. Someone should write a paper on this - an American roadtrip w/ big cars and big guns vs. two guys who want to go to the pub. More comedy than horror, which is fine by me since zombies don't really scare me, they just gross me out. The surprise cameo was the only misstep.
07-06-2010, 10:45 AM #641
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07-15-2010, 10:18 PM #642
imaginarium of doctor parnassus
a little whimsical for my tastes.. seemed sort of pretentious or i need to watch it again. it defiantly was a heavy hitter for 'meaning of life' kind of film, making deals with the devil and such.. overall i enjoyed it. to be honest i just rented it because it was heath ledgers last. and he did a great job as usual. such a shame his passing :[
good film, but its defiantly not my genre.
07-22-2010, 08:46 AM #643
I enjoyed Gaslight.
I teased my boyfriend (a movie collector with a weakness for classics) that he was gaslighting me the other day, and he asked me what that meant, and I told him we should buy the movie. Since I'm no movie snob (I will tell that anyone I thoroughly loved It's Complicated), he doubted a movie I'd recommended would be any good, but it turned out to be one of his favorite movies of all time.
07-24-2010, 04:48 PM #644
The trailers i saw for this made it look extremely corny. It was much better than expected. Funny, a bit vulgar, and violent.
I liked the concept of this movie. Sci Fi Romantic Comedy about timers that count down to the moment you meet your soul mate. I would say it's a love/hate film.
I was expecting a run-of-the-mill action film, some bad spin off. I actually really enjoyed it and didn't find it to be too typical. There were some cliche moments and some oddly powerful ones, as well.Hang on traveling woman - Don't sacrifice your plan
Cause it will come back to you - Before you lose it on the man
.:: DWTWD ::.
There is this thing keeping everyone's lungs and lips locked - It is called fear and it's seeing a great renaissance
07-27-2010, 09:45 AM #645
I'm watching lost in translation, I think its a very under stated work of genius, everything about it, not just the acting and plot but the camera work, its also about so many different things all at once.
Somehow I think its about confounded expectations, the loneliness of some peoples lives and getting older too, as a result its also perfectly cast too. The people involved are successful, married, prosperous, they arent alone but in another way they are very much alone.It is a luxury to be understood - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities - Voltaire
A kind thought is the hope of the world - Anon
07-29-2010, 10:23 PM #646NPcompleteGuest
I just finished watching "Ink".
The movie wasn't too straightforward at the beginning and some deductions had to be made. I enjoyed the plot and the way different scenes were filmed to indicate with parts of "reality" they were part of.
07-29-2010, 10:43 PM #647
The first 4 or 5 episodes of that show on the Discovery Channel called "Colony", awesome show! Makes me want to learn more survival skills for sure...
"What would you do in the wake of a global catastrophe? Even if you survived it, could you survive the aftermath?
Season Two of THE COLONY introduces viewers to a new group of volunteers with differing backgrounds, skills and personalities, to bear witness to how these colonists will survive."
08-15-2010, 02:51 AM #648
Two John Cassavetes films: Opening Night and A Woman Under the Influence.
Gena Rowlands is a goddess.Something Witty
08-15-2010, 03:08 AM #649
I watched the second half of The Wall by Pink Floyd and a good amount of King Of The Hill today.
Tomorrow, I'm watching Tommy by The Who for the first time
08-19-2010, 04:52 AM #650
A Serbian Film
I'd give this movie a one out of five stars. There's nothing new or disturbing in this film, just a bunch of hype.
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