Discussion of movies and ReelThoughts topics

It is currently Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:25 am




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 62 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me? 
Author Message
Critic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:35 am
Posts: 7433
Location: Easton, MD
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
Pedro wrote:
JamesKunz wrote:
Movie 8:
Wadjda (2012) ***
Director: Haifaa al-Mansour
Country of Origin: Saudi Arabia
Color or B/W: Color
Length: 98 minutes

Black and white quota obtained! Though I'm digging the older movie-ness after the amazing one-two (with Wadjda in the middle) punch of M and Eyes without a Face

I just caught Wadjda yesterday. I'd like more people on the board to catch this flick. It's a delight. It's one of the few crowd pleasers I've seen that actually pleased me.



Agreed, in part because her victory at the end, such as it is, is hardly full-fledged triumph

_________________
I'm lithe and fierce as a tiger


Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:37 pm
Profile
Second Unit Director

Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:45 pm
Posts: 426
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
Oooh, I've made the quota! Let me gyrate my pelvis and dangle some serious nuttage in your faces:

Foreign movies (non-U.S.) (10 movies)

English Language
Night Train to Lisbon (Germany/ Switzerland/ Portugal)
Only God Forgives (Denmark, France, Thailand)
Welcome to the Punch (UK)

Silent
Die Weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü (Germany)

Foreign Language (i.e. non-English)
Un Singe en Hiver (France)
Vargtimmen (Sweden)
Les Quatre-Cent Coups (France)
La Môme/ La Vie en Rose (France)
The Grandmaster (Hong Kong/ China)
La Bête Humaine (France)

Black and White (6 movies)

Foreign
Un Singe en Hiver
Vargtimmen
Les Quatre-Cent Coups
La Bête Humaine
Die Weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü

U.S.
I walked with a Zombie

Total (20 movies)

The Place beyond the Pines (2012) - 8/10
Night Train to Lisbon (2013) - 3/10
Un Singe en Hiver/ It's Hot in Hell (1962) - 4/10
Vargtimmen/ Hour of The Wolf (1968) - 6/10
Gravity (2013) - 10/10
Les Quatres Cents Coups/ The 400 Blows (1959) - 9/10
La Môme/ La Vie en Rose (2007) - 5/10
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012) - 7/10
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013) - 8/10
Olympus has Fallen (2013) - 4/10
Yi Dai Zong Shi/ The Grandmaster (2013) - 6/10
The Professionals (1966) - 7/10
Welcome to the Punch (2013) - 5/10
La Bête Humaine (1938) - 7/10
Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü/ White Hell of Piz Palu (1929) - 6/10
Only God Forgives (2013) - 6/10
Ride Lonesome (1959) - 5/10
Pacific Rim (2013) - 6/10
I walked with a Zombie (1943) - 7/10
Near Dark (1987) - 5/10

Okay, including a two part direct-to-DVD animated movie and counting it as two movies is cheating a bit, but I'm confident to watch another two movies until the end of next week and make 20 movies regardless of whether you count 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Parts 1 and 2'. If I'm very lucky, I'll also complete the grand slam of not only having watched a minimum of five black and white and foreign language movies each, but also having watched at least one movie from each decade beginning with the 1920ies. (I'm missing a 1970ies and a 1990ies movie, at the moment).


Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:58 am
Profile
Critic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:35 am
Posts: 7433
Location: Easton, MD
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
Unke wrote:
Okay, including a two part direct-to-DVD animated movie and counting it as two movies is cheating a bit, but I'm confident to watch another two movies until the end of next week and make 20 movies regardless of whether you count 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Parts 1 and 2'. If I'm very lucky, I'll also complete the grand slam of not only having watched a minimum of five black and white and foreign language movies each, but also having watched at least one movie from each decade beginning with the 1920ies. (I'm missing a 1970ies and a 1990ies movie, at the moment).


Your nuttage should be an inspiration to all of us.

Hail, Unke! Hail, Unke!

_________________
I'm lithe and fierce as a tiger


Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:24 am
Profile
Cinematographer

Joined: Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:19 pm
Posts: 628
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
Still trying to work on my smaller goal of five, focusing on older movies. My third of the month was a Random Netflix watch:

The Angry Red Planet (1959) - this one is in color, an Eastman process (I forgot the number) that actually looked pretty good.

An amazing story of a 4 person mission to Mars. The effects were strikingly ahead of their time; the acting (by mostly unknowns) was sprinkled with stellar performances delivering masterfully crafted dialog......Not! 2/10

Definitely among the lowest of the low for me. Instead of nuttage, this one was more like a kick to the groin. I did laugh several times during and after the landing on Mars. Laughs, I'm sure, were not the intended effect. Although I can't put myself into a 1959 mindset, I can't imagine that this movie ever really impressed in any era. I could comment that at least there was a woman in a form fitting jumpsuit throughout the movie, but she was very much on the bony side for my tastes.

There were some interesting background art and photograpy techniques used.


Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:00 pm
Profile
Critic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:35 am
Posts: 7433
Location: Easton, MD
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
CasualDad wrote:
Still trying to work on my smaller goal of five, focusing on older movies. My third of the month was a Random Netflix watch:

The Angry Red Planet (1959) - this one is in color, an Eastman process (I forgot the number) that actually looked pretty good.

An amazing story of a 4 person mission to Mars. The effects were strikingly ahead of their time; the acting (by mostly unknowns) was sprinkled with stellar performances delivering masterfully crafted dialog......Not! 2/10

Definitely among the lowest of the low for me. Instead of nuttage, this one was more like a kick to the groin. I did laugh several times during and after the landing on Mars. Laughs, I'm sure, were not the intended effect. Although I can't put myself into a 1959 mindset, I can't imagine that this movie ever really impressed in any era. I could comment that at least there was a woman in a form fitting jumpsuit throughout the movie, but she was very much on the bony side for my tastes.

There were some interesting background art and photograpy techniques used.


If you want a decent older movie about space exploration, Destination Moon is solid

_________________
I'm lithe and fierce as a tiger


Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:08 pm
Profile
Cinematographer

Joined: Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:19 pm
Posts: 628
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
Thanks. I'll see if Destination Moon is available for number 5. I have never seen it.

Number 4 Warning Shadows (1923) - silent/German

Very clever film. As the title implies, great use of light, shadows, and translucence to create humor for the audience and confusion for the characters. There is quite a bit of subtle and overt humor along with great use of dream imagery. Overall I think 7/10. The best impressions will stay for a long time, but overall I think the movie may be about 20 minutes too long. For one that does not know a lot about the history of film, this movie provided some growth for me.


Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:01 pm
Profile
Cinematographer

Joined: Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:19 pm
Posts: 628
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
What a day. The family gave me a rare stretch home alone and I was able to watch 3 movies today. Not only that, but each movie was progressively better. I couldn't get Destination Moon on Netflix Instant and went in an entirely different direction.

Number 5 JU-ON (2002) color/Japan

Absolutely the creepiest thing I've ever seen! I am not altogether sure that this is really that great - it doesn't have a magnificent story with characters that draw you in, but then again I don't imagine that there is anything normal about the spirit world. This movie pushed my mind into the corner with the characters almost helpless to do anything but freak out. 9/10.


Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:32 pm
Profile
Cinematographer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:41 pm
Posts: 649
Location: The Desert
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
Since my last update:

The Hill
The Way Way Back
No Regrets For Our Youth
Twixt
Big Trouble In Little China


Up to 15! I've been pacing myself, but I should reach the 20 threshold in the nick of time.

_________________
"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool."
Letterboxd Profile


Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:28 pm
Profile WWW
Critic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:35 am
Posts: 7433
Location: Easton, MD
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
Blonde Almond wrote:
Since my last update:

The Hill
The Way Way Back
No Regrets For Our Youth
Twixt
Big Trouble In Little China


Up to 15! I've been pacing myself, but I should reach the 20 threshold in the nick of time.


Curious for your thoughts

_________________
I'm lithe and fierce as a tiger


Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:36 pm
Profile
Second Unit Director
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:51 pm
Posts: 426
Location: Durham, NC
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
JamesKunz wrote:
Blonde Almond wrote:
Since my last update:

The Hill
The Way Way Back
No Regrets For Our Youth
Twixt
Big Trouble In Little China


Up to 15! I've been pacing myself, but I should reach the 20 threshold in the nick of time.


Curious for your thoughts


Paint me curious as well!

_________________
"I have now come to claim that satisfaction."


Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:47 pm
Profile
Cinematographer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:41 pm
Posts: 649
Location: The Desert
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
JackBurns wrote:
JamesKunz wrote:
Blonde Almond wrote:
Since my last update:

The Hill
The Way Way Back
No Regrets For Our Youth
Twixt
Big Trouble In Little China


Up to 15! I've been pacing myself, but I should reach the 20 threshold in the nick of time.


Curious for your thoughts


Paint me curious as well!


I'll have some more detailed thoughts eventually, but for now: The Hill is a real gem, The Way Way Back is passably entertaining but nowhere near as good as Berardinelli made it out to be, No Regrets For Our Youth is a solid early Kurosawa that's notable for featuring his only female protagonist, and Twixt is hilariously terrible. I'm still trying to figure out what I think of Big Trouble In Little China.

_________________
"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool."
Letterboxd Profile


Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:23 pm
Profile WWW
Second Unit Director

Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:45 pm
Posts: 426
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
JamesKunz wrote:
Unke wrote:
Okay, including a two part direct-to-DVD animated movie and counting it as two movies is cheating a bit, but I'm confident to watch another two movies until the end of next week and make 20 movies regardless of whether you count 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Parts 1 and 2'. If I'm very lucky, I'll also complete the grand slam of not only having watched a minimum of five black and white and foreign language movies each, but also having watched at least one movie from each decade beginning with the 1920ies. (I'm missing a 1970ies and a 1990ies movie, at the moment).


Your nuttage should be an inspiration to all of us.

Hail, Unke! Hail, Unke!


If anybody should be interested, I narrowly missed my aim of watching a movie released in each decade since the 1920ies, because I didn't manage to see a 1970ies movie.

Anyway, thanks, JamesKunz, for your call to arms, which inspired me to watch a number of very different films, ranging from B-movies, direct-to-DVD releases and arthouse movies to blockbusters, and including many diverse genres, including westerns, comedies, horror, drama, superheroe, biopic, science-fiction, action, adventure, martial arts, disaster movies, gangster films and thrillers.


Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:18 am
Profile
Producer

Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:04 am
Posts: 2208
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
Well clearly I failed the first time I tried this. But I'm gonna try this again for the month of December. Hopefully, second time's the charm.


Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:08 am
Profile
Cinematographer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:41 pm
Posts: 649
Location: The Desert
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
My final tally:

Ender's Game
12 Years A Slave
Scenes From A Marriage
La Notte
Night On Earth
All Is Lost
Violence At Noon
The Suitor
La Guerre Est Finie
Late Spring
The Hill
The Way Way Back
No Regrets For Our Youth
Twixt
Big Trouble In Little China
Interstella 5555
The 10th Victim
Oldboy (2013)
Faces
The Tale Of Zatoichi Continues


An even 20.

_________________
"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool."
Letterboxd Profile


Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:34 pm
Profile WWW
Critic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:35 am
Posts: 7433
Location: Easton, MD
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
Unke wrote:


Anyway, thanks, JamesKunz, for your call to arms, which inspired me to watch a number of very different films, ranging from B-movies, direct-to-DVD releases and arthouse movies to blockbusters, and including many diverse genres, including westerns, comedies, horror, drama, superheroe, biopic, science-fiction, action, adventure, martial arts, disaster movies, gangster films and thrillers.


Absolutely! That's what we're all here for, right?

Blonde Almond wrote:
My final tally:

Ender's Game
12 Years A Slave
Scenes From A Marriage
La Notte
Night On Earth
All Is Lost
Violence At Noon
The Suitor
La Guerre Est Finie
Late Spring
The Hill
The Way Way Back
No Regrets For Our Youth
Twixt
Big Trouble In Little China
Interstella 5555
The 10th Victim
Oldboy (2013)
Faces
The Tale Of Zatoichi Continues


An even 20.


And an impressive group by the looks of things!

_________________
I'm lithe and fierce as a tiger


Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:11 pm
Profile
Critic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:35 am
Posts: 7433
Location: Easton, MD
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
I'm rather pleased with my final nut-tally

25 movies
7 made before 1970
6 B/W
5 foreign language

_________________
I'm lithe and fierce as a tiger


Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:13 pm
Profile
Second Unit Director
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:51 pm
Posts: 426
Location: Durham, NC
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
My nuttage was far from superior this month. Here are my stats:

17 total
6 foreign language
6 in theaters
4 B&W
5 before 1970
AND three 4 star films.

_________________
"I have now come to claim that satisfaction."


Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:31 pm
Profile
Director
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:42 pm
Posts: 1424
Location: Bangkok
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
Hmm statistics..

40 total
12 foreign language
8 B&W
7 before 1970

Should have more older movies, although this is the first year I've been actively trying to watch all the year's notable releases, to finally have a more informed opinion of the year's films for once :) .


Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:03 am
Profile
Second Unit Director
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:29 am
Posts: 350
Location: Watertown, SD
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
I hang my head in shame at my lack of nuttage. I had a kind of crazy month and didn't come close to any of the totals.

_________________
https://twitter.com/Steven_Renner23


Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:06 am
Profile WWW
Critic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:35 am
Posts: 7433
Location: Easton, MD
Post Re: November 2013: Time to Re-nut up. Who's with me?
Steven wrote:
I hang my head in shame at my lack of nuttage. I had a kind of crazy month and didn't come close to any of the totals.


Steven, (he explained kindly) the important thing is that you are aware of your problem in the nuttage department. With that knowledge, you can work towards treatment

_________________
I'm lithe and fierce as a tiger


Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:58 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 62 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by Vjacheslav Trushkin for Free Forum/DivisionCore.
Translated by Xaphos © 2007, 2008, 2009 phpBB.fr