Has anyone watched Take This Waltz? There is a press screening tomorrow but I thought I read a review on here (maybe in the thread where Brasky had the clip?) that said it was awful. Yet the critic reviews are fairly positive. I'm trying to decide if I should take the time to go to it or just watch it at home at some point.
It's fun to imagine that Thomas Lennon's character in Dark Knight Rises is the same doctor character he played in "Memento":
I saw "Safety Not Guaranteed" today and it's a nice, pleasant, quietly funny little movie. I think I enjoyed it more than most of the Mark Duplass directed movies I've seen. The acting in it by Jake Johnson and Duplass and Aubrey Plaza was very good and there are a few surprises so that it's not completely predictable. It is a very low key affair but if you liked movies such as "Cyrus", "Cedar Rapids", "Jeff Who Lives At Home", etc., you will probably enjoy it.
I'm seeing Shut Up and Play the Hits this week and I'm pretty fucking amped about it. Anybody seen it? I don't want to know anything specific...just confirmation that it's as great as I expect it will be.
They added a midnight showing here in Chicago and I scooped up a pair of tickets for that showing, so pumped as well. I watch the trailer 5 times whenever I come across it. So thank you.
Saw Shut Up and Play the Hits and it was fucking F-U-N. Would've been happy with just a straight concert film but, hey, cannot complain. Absolute rocking good times.
Yeah, I really enjoyed the format. The timeline of the interview from the week before acting as narrator between the final show and the day directly following was really engrossing. I brought the gf who enjoyed it but did give me a crazy look when I said it felt short. I loved it.
I appreciated what they were trying to do with the format even though I didn't think it really worked. I felt like they were trying to manufacture drama where there was none. And I wanted to hear more of James' side of the Klosterman interview. (I ended up just reading it in The Guardian). But, like I said, the footage of the MSG show alone was worth it. SO glad I got to see it in a theater with a bunch of other fans.
BTW -- just saw that Klosterman is on The BS Report and, apparently, he talks about it a little. Haven't listened yet.
this interview in January, a release of the full show is planned, so you're in luck.
I'm incredibly slow to learn of cool stuff musically, so I didn't know a whole lot about the band, but I really enjoyed the trailer, and gave it a shot. So now I'm a big fan of a band that's done.
[QUOTE=SoSure;269033So now I'm a big fan of a band that's done.[/QUOTE]
Yeah. That's how I felt when I discovered The Smiths. OUCH.
On a separate note -- finally saw Friends with Kids. Genuinely, one of the most depressing movies I have ever seen.
Hey, did you know that the internet can be pretty great?
Just found this amazing youtube channel of the Korean Film Archive. This is what they have to say about themselves (badly google translated, but you get the gist):
"Provided by Korea Korea Film Archive Theater classic movies Welcome to the channel! From classic films of the 1940s, South Korea 70 selected side is included free with English subtitles. For those who want to see more movies with the film 400 yeopyeon www.kmdb.or.kr/vod to visit."
Picture and sound quality seems to be very good. Directors featured include masters like Im Kwon-Taek, Kim Ki-young and Hong Sang Soo. Check out Hong's debut feature The Day a Pig Fell into the Well:
Thank you internet!
If you enjoy documentaries about fucked up individuals, you might enjoy this one.
If you're in Los Angeles, its one week run at the Nuart ends on Thursday.
2 Days in New York was really funny. Very much recommended.