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Re: The Amazing 2012 Movie Discussion Rises: An Unexpected Journey
« Reply #135 on: October 01, 2012, 08:13:06 am »
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ1O1vb9AUU[/youtube]

Saw Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master over the weekend. Fantastic film.

If you saw any of his other films, such as There Will Be Blood, you should know that he is able to get some amazing performances out of his actors. Hoffman and Phoenix are amazing every second they are on screen, and since they are on screen for nearly the entire film, it is impossible to take your eyes away from the screen.

The cinematography is great, the soundtrack is excellent.

The plot, I will not give away. I will say, however, that this is a movie that does not hold your hand. You will not leave the theater thinking "golly gosh, it was sure nice of the director to spell everything out for me!". No, you'll have to (brace yourself) think for yourself and interpret the movie how you see it. When I left the theater, I passed a group of old people and they were talking shit left, right and center. "I didn't get it! I want my money back!". Well fuck you, old people. The movie was awesome and as for what it was all about:

[spoiler]The movie is about two men, one a complete train wreck and one who is seemingly in control of his life and the lives of others. However, they both have something in common: they are just making it up as they go along. This is very clear with Phoenix's character Freddie, who just drifts from place to place. Hoffman's character, Lancaster Dodd (aka The Master), is making up his own religion. When the two meet, Freddie sees a man who is seemingly very smart and could help him sort his life out, even if Freddie doesn't want to admit that he is fucked up. Meanwhile, Lancaster sees Freddie as a guinea pig who could prove that his ideas aren't all bullshit and that he could very well change somebody's life for the better with his made up religion.[/spoiler]

I highly recommend this one. There are some scenes that are just amazing in terms of acting.

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Re: The Amazing 2012 Movie Discussion Rises: An Unexpected Journey
« Reply #136 on: October 03, 2012, 11:33:39 am »
So the details of the Dark Knight Rises blu-ray are out, and holy shit did they go overboard!
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=9602

Best Buy exclusive steelbook w/bonus documentary, Target book packaging, trilogy collection, standard release, sculpture with discs in the base... wow.

I, however, am going to wait for this Ultimate Collector's Edition that Warner is promising, insider info says it'll have all the films + features + new features that look at the trilogy as a whole. It'll also surely have cool goodies. My fingers are crossed for deleted scenes.

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Re: The Amazing 2012 Movie Discussion Rises: An Unexpected Journey
« Reply #137 on: October 04, 2012, 05:02:26 pm »
I'm pumped for Skyfall, can't wait to see it.  Truthfully, I don't really like Adele but maybe she can make an awesome James Bond theme.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HKoqNJtMTQ[/youtube]

EDIT: I'm torn. Love the music, not feeling Adele's vocals. It's just one of those things where you recognize the person is a talented singer, but their voice isn't to your taste. Still quite excited for the movie though!
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Re: The Amazing 2012 Movie Discussion Rises: An Unexpected Journey
« Reply #138 on: October 06, 2012, 09:26:41 am »
I don't buy her albums, but I like her voice. I definitly think this is the best Bond song in the Craig era, and probably the best one since Goldeneye.

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Re: The Amazing 2012 Movie Discussion Rises: An Unexpected Journey
« Reply #139 on: October 06, 2012, 09:39:44 am »
I don't buy her albums, but I like her voice. I definitly think this is the best Bond song in the Craig era, and probably the best one since Goldeneye.

My favorite is song "The World Is Not Enough."  ;) Love that one!
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Re: The Amazing 2012 Movie Discussion Rises: An Unexpected Journey
« Reply #140 on: October 06, 2012, 10:23:11 am »
Ah yes! Ok, replace Goldeneye with TWINE in my above statement, because that was a great song.

Btw, little Skyfall spoiler: The Bond family motto, "The World Is Not Enough" appears somewhere in the movie... :D