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Old 09-15-2012, 11:14 PM
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:34 PM
Last: Raiders of the Lost Ark (10/10), The Master (8.5/10), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (6/10), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (5/10), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (6/10).

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Old 09-16-2012, 11:42 PM
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Next: Bounded, Bridge On The River Kwai

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (5/10), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (6/10).
What the? I don't even
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:46 AM
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What the? I don't even
I know you love Last Crusade BUT... similar to how you feel about Aliens, I've seen Last Crusade so many times, and I enjoyed it far more as a kid. It just doesn't stand up for me anymore. The action scenes bore me (especially the tank scene). Connery plus the ending are still great, but the rest of the movie is just meh. Plus, I'd only seen Crystal Skull once, and it still entertained me this time around...as long as one forgets the gophers and monkeys.

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Old 09-17-2012, 10:09 AM
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:23 AM
Last: Resident Evil: Retribution (3/10)

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Old 09-18-2012, 02:41 AM
Last: in theatre, The Dark Knight Rises(7/10); video, V/H/S (5/10)

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Old 09-20-2012, 01:28 AM
Last: The Perks of Being a Wallflower - 8.5/10

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Old 09-20-2012, 02:43 PM
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I know you love Last Crusade BUT... similar to how you feel about Aliens, I've seen Last Crusade so many times, and I enjoyed it far more as a kid. It just doesn't stand up for me anymore. The action scenes bore me (especially the tank scene). Connery plus the ending are still great, but the rest of the movie is just meh. Plus, I'd only seen Crystal Skull once, and it still entertained me this time around...as long as one forgets the gophers and monkeys.
Yeah, that's totally fair. I actually like Crystal Skull overall too based on two screenings, I was just shocked at seeing it above Last Crusade. But the same reaction could be inspired by a lot of people in me ranking Prometheus far above Aliens so I know how you feel.

Incidentally, I've heard good things about Robot and Frank, but you must see Samsara.

Last: Bounded (6/10)
Next: Bridge on The River Kwai, Holy Motors, Room 237, hopefully Looper

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Old 09-21-2012, 11:30 AM
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:34 PM
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:26 PM
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:23 PM
Last: The Sessions (6/10); End of Watch (7/10); Trouble with the Curve (5/10); Dredd (7/10)

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Old 09-23-2012, 01:13 AM
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:06 AM
Samsara (9/10), End of Watch (7.5/10), The Expendables 2 (5/10)

Next: Robot and Frank, Dredd.

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Yeah, that's totally fair. I actually like Crystal Skull overall too based on two screenings, I was just shocked at seeing it above Last Crusade. But the same reaction could be inspired by a lot of people in me ranking Prometheus far above Aliens so I know how you feel.

Incidentally, I've heard good things about Robot and Frank, but you must see Samsara.

Last: Bounded (6/10)
Next: Bridge on The River Kwai, Holy Motors, Room 237, hopefully Looper
Fair enough. Funny though, I told a couple friends of mine how I felt about Crusade, and was verbally crucified. I didn't realize how sacred Crusade is. Samsara finally arrived at the downtown art theatre and it was fantastic. A worthy follow up to Baraka. I wish it was in 70mm though. And I wish Bridge showed here, you are a lucky man.

I'm curious to hear your thoughts on Holy Motors.

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Old 09-24-2012, 03:49 AM
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Fair enough. Funny though, I told a couple friends of mine how I felt about Crusade, and was verbally crucified. I didn't realize how sacred Crusade is.
I would never assume to speak for anyone but myself, but I can say for me personally, it's the father/son relationship between Indy and his dad that makes the movie special. Also, I disagree with you on the action. I thought the action in the movie was great. It still doesn't quite reach the level of Raiders though. It's close, but not quite.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:59 AM
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:56 PM
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:45 PM
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  #5260  
Old 09-24-2012, 10:13 PM
Last: Bridge On The River Kwai (10/10), Holy Motors (8/10)
Next: Room 237, Looper

I don't know that I can improve upon Mike D'Angelo's description of Holy Motors as "some kind of bugfuck masterpiece." It's a thrillingly inventive and joyous celebration of performance that I don't think takes itself too seriously and may or may not "make sense" in traditional terms. As an allegory of the civil unrest and oppression in Burma, it's incredibly clever though likely too subtle and oblique for many viewers. As a series of connected vignettes that are bold, unpredictable, and mostly very well staged it kept my attention and a grin on my face nearly the whole way through.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:18 PM
Last: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (8.5/10)
Next: Either End of Watch or Looper
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:31 PM
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:32 AM
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:54 PM
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:25 PM
Last: End of Watch (6/10), Wake in Fright (8/10), Room 237 (6/10)
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:33 PM
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:51 AM
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:23 AM
Last: Trouble with the Curve (7/10)

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Old 09-28-2012, 09:54 PM
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:51 AM
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:57 AM
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:09 PM
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:04 PM
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:12 AM
Last: The Master (9.5/10) - Second viewing. Seriously considering bumping it up an extra half-point but I feel like I'll wait until the third go-round to make it official. Either way, it's an absolutely stunning achievement from my favorite filmmaker in the business right now. Without a doubt the film of the year.

Next: End of Watch or The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:53 AM
Last: Looper (8/10)

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:29 PM
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:55 AM
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:23 PM
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:10 PM
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:00 PM
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Last: Bridge On The River Kwai (10/10), Holy Motors (8/10)
Next: Room 237, Looper

I don't know that I can improve upon Mike D'Angelo's description of Holy Motors as "some kind of bugfuck masterpiece." It's a thrillingly inventive and joyous celebration of performance that I don't think takes itself too seriously and may or may not "make sense" in traditional terms. As an allegory of the civil unrest and oppression in Burma, it's incredibly clever though likely too subtle and oblique for many viewers. As a series of connected vignettes that are bold, unpredictable, and mostly very well staged it kept my attention and a grin on my face nearly the whole way through.
Well said glad you liked it. I really need to see it again though. And I hadn't thought about it as an allegory to Burma, but that makes a bit more sense. Denis Lavant's incredible transformations left me in awe although when the limo ride began, I dreaded another Cosmopolis. Thankfully it turned into an entirely different odyssey.

Last: Perks (again) 8.5/10, Looper 8.5/10
Next: Chicken with Plums, Quartet, The Sessions.
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