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Anyone catch 12 Years a Slave? McQueen's stuff is usuallly awesome.

I'll be seeing it this weekend. I'll let you know how it is, but I expect nothing but greatness. McQueen and Fassbender share the same rapport as Scorcese/Leo (or De Niro, if you're old school) and Nolan/Bale. I saw Shame very recently, and to me, McQueen is somewhat of a more refined version of Cronenberg as far as physical suffering and bodily distortion goes.

Looks forward to it!

Also, finally caught Gravity last week... if there were ever a required viewing in IMAX, it's this one. It's seriously a 10/10 popcorn flick. Some of the shots (like the

ISS explosion

) literally took my breath away. I don't think that's ever happened to me before, but, man, Alfonso Cuaron and Emmanuel Lubezki are cinematic wizards.

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Anyone catch 12 Years a Slave? McQueen's stuff is usuallly awesome.

Friend saw it and said it was amazing. She also warned that it wasn't "an easy watch"...

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Anyone catch 12 Years a Slave? McQueen's stuff is usuallly awesome.

Friend saw it and said it was amazing. She also warned that it wasn't "an easy watch"...

I'm not very sensitive.

I probably won't watch it till its on dvd.

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"American Hustle" flat out sucked IMO. Huge, gaping plot holes, poor character development, and the acting wasn't very good. Why this movie is being praised so widely is beyond me. I really think that if critics and audiences are told a movie is supposed to be great, they will mostly agree. Probably the most overhyped film since "Inception".

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Anchorman 2 instructions

step one: get ticket

step two: go in theater and get comfortable

step 3:???

step 4:laugh a lot

step 5: profit?

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"Nebraska" is really good. Probably Alexander Payne's best film along with "Sideways".

I can't stress enough what a piece of s**t "American Hustle" is. God, that movie sucked out loud. Let's put a bunch of movie stars in 70s costumes with zero character depth, tons of plotholes, an atrocious script, and tons of overacting and everyone will think it's a great movie. Oh, look, Christian Bale has a hairpiece, Bradley Cooper looks like C. Thomas Howell in "Soul Man", Jennifer Lawrence is a wacky Longuyland house wife in a woefully miscast role, and Amy Adams is flat but we'll make her show off her t**s anyway. Fun movie. Actually, a giant piece of horse dung. I wouldn't have hostility for this movie if people didn't love it so much. It's just beyond me why people like it. If it wins best picture, it would be worse than the absolutely atrocious "Crash" winning.

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"Nebraska" is really good. Probably Alexander Payne's best film along with "Sideways".

I can't stress enough what a piece of s**t "American Hustle" is. God, that movie sucked out loud. Let's put a bunch of movie stars in 70s costumes with zero character depth, tons of plotholes, an atrocious script, and tons of overacting and everyone will think it's a great movie. Oh, look, Christian Bale has a hairpiece, Bradley Cooper looks like C. Thomas Howell in "Soul Man", Jennifer Lawrence is a wacky Longuyland house wife in a woefully miscast role, and Amy Adams is flat but we'll make her show off her t**s anyway. Fun movie. Actually, a giant piece of horse dung. I wouldn't have hostility for this movie if people didn't love it so much. It's just beyond me why people like it. If it wins best picture, it would be worse than the absolutely atrocious "Crash" winning.

:lol: - your last two posts about American Hustle remind me of this...

I just saw it last night, and yea, it was pretty average (and that's probably be nice). The actor list for the movie was amazing, but it just didn't come together - I read somewhere that a good amount of it was improvised, and some of the actors were worried the story wouldn't develop properly due to this, but the director liked it because he thought the characters developed more - unfortunately, I think this movie missed on both fronts. The movie I believe was just over 2 hours, but man, it felt like a 3 hour movie - it really dragged on, and while I thought the ending saved the film, I was wondering for quite a while where the movie was going (as it dragged) - then all of a sudden it just ended (and like I said, I thought the ending was good, but it felt abrupt if that makes sense).

I'm seeing "The Wolf of Wall Street" today, pretty excited to see that movie....

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"Nebraska" is really good. Probably Alexander Payne's best film along with "Sideways".

I can't stress enough what a piece of s**t "American Hustle" is. God, that movie sucked out loud. Let's put a bunch of movie stars in 70s costumes with zero character depth, tons of plotholes, an atrocious script, and tons of overacting and everyone will think it's a great movie. Oh, look, Christian Bale has a hairpiece, Bradley Cooper looks like C. Thomas Howell in "Soul Man", Jennifer Lawrence is a wacky Longuyland house wife in a woefully miscast role, and Amy Adams is flat but we'll make her show off her t**s anyway. Fun movie. Actually, a giant piece of horse dung. I wouldn't have hostility for this movie if people didn't love it so much. It's just beyond me why people like it. If it wins best picture, it would be worse than the absolutely atrocious "Crash" winning.

:lol: - your last two posts about American Hustle remind me of this...

I just saw it last night, and yea, it was pretty average (and that's probably be nice). The actor list for the movie was amazing, but it just didn't come together - I read somewhere that a good amount of it was improvised, and some of the actors were worried the story wouldn't develop properly due to this, but the director liked it because he thought the characters developed more - unfortunately, I think this movie missed on both fronts. The movie I believe was just over 2 hours, but man, it felt like a 3 hour movie - it really dragged on, and while I thought the ending saved the film, I was wondering for quite a while where the movie was going (as it dragged) - then all of a sudden it just ended (and like I said, I thought the ending was good, but it felt abrupt if that makes sense).

I'm seeing "The Wolf of Wall Street" today, pretty excited to see that movie....

Same here. Have really high expectations.

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Getting ready to watch Boondock Saints tonight for the first time on Netflix. I've heard a lot of good things about it.

You posted that a while ago but I'm curious, did you like it? I don't think there's a bigger love/hate it movie out there. I love it but most of my friends hate it so much and I can't understand why.

I finally watched Man of Steel yesterday and I really enjoyed it.

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"Nebraska" is really good. Probably Alexander Payne's best film along with "Sideways".

I can't stress enough what a piece of s**t "American Hustle" is. God, that movie sucked out loud. Let's put a bunch of movie stars in 70s costumes with zero character depth, tons of plotholes, an atrocious script, and tons of overacting and everyone will think it's a great movie. Oh, look, Christian Bale has a hairpiece, Bradley Cooper looks like C. Thomas Howell in "Soul Man", Jennifer Lawrence is a wacky Longuyland house wife in a woefully miscast role, and Amy Adams is flat but we'll make her show off her t**s anyway. Fun movie. Actually, a giant piece of horse dung. I wouldn't have hostility for this movie if people didn't love it so much. It's just beyond me why people like it. If it wins best picture, it would be worse than the absolutely atrocious "Crash" winning.

Was deciding between American Hustle and Nebraska the other day and opted for American Hustle. Oops. I didn't hate it as much as you seem to but it wasn't very good.

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Ah, forgot to come back in here after seeing The Wolf of Wall Street - but I loved it! It was a vintage story telling feel from Scorsese, it gave me a Goodfellas vibe (different stories, same narration (by lead), rise/fall type feel). It was a 3 hour movie, but didn't seem long to me...

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I liked American Hustle but don't think it was worth the hype either. Amy Adams is sexy in it though...

Up next is The Wolf of Wall Street...

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Saw "Rush" over the weekend...awesome flick, very enjoyable!

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Ah, forgot to come back in here after seeing The Wolf of Wall Street - but I loved it! It was a vintage story telling feel from Scorsese, it gave me a Goodfellas vibe (different stories, same narration (by lead), rise/fall type feel). It was a 3 hour movie, but didn't seem long to me...

I got around to watching it yesterday.

I don't see what the hype is all about. Unnecessarily long. Mostly the same intensity start to finish, story that at times was bordering on the absurd, couldn't manage the climax. I can imagine Scorcese thinking, 'how the hell do i end this', because that sure was what i was thinking for the last hour. He could have cut out at least 40 minutes of useless screenplay. I also had absolutely no idea whether or not i should give a s--- about Jordan and his cronies. The movie seemed like it was made for it's audience to take it half seriously, scarcely believable most of the time and then all of a sudden you get a serious-ness overload at the end...too late, by then i'm done feeling anything for you, or anybody else around you, Jordan...sorry bro. Yawn.

This was basically a nastier, in-your-face version of Boiler Room ( http://en.wikipedia....ler_Room_(film) ). Frankly, i prefer Boiler Room because at least the layperson could gain some financial know-how from it. Its a similar story but shorter by a little more than hour, cuts out all the repetitive BS. Wolf was just a pot pourri of loud bull****ting, ********, and drug taking scenes one after the other for 3 hours. Not that i mind, in fact, i - like most other people - am the kind of guy that loves standing around after seeing some cars crash, or watching jackasses beating the snot out of each other outside the club, but i just wouldn't pay $17.50 to watch stuff like that...

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I agree. I think American Hustle and Wolf of Wall Street were two huge dissapointments. Both overly long and drawn out at times. Very week winter movie season. 12 years of slave was easily the best movie I have seen out of the bunch.

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"Inside Llewyn Davis" was really great. Coen bros always deliver solid films. I think I'd rank it in the top 5 in their anthology, along with "Fargo", "Lebowski", "Miller's Crossing", and "Blood Simple" "No Country for Old Men" and "Barton Fink" are also up there.

Which brings up a good discussion. My girlfriend and I went out with a buddy and his GF and had a long (drunk) discussion about the top 5 films of Kubrick, Scorsese, and the Coens. My friend and I became very heated while our ladies talked about other s**t. Here's my list. Feel free to disagree.

Scorsese

1) Goodfellas (Obvious. Top 10 film of all time).

2) Raging Bull

3) After Hours (Awesome, underrated film. One of the most rewatchable Scorsese movies)

4) Departed

5) Taxi Driver (Depressing as s**t, the type of movie you watch once and never want to watch again. Incredibly well-made and acted though).

"The King of Comedy" almost beat out "Taxi Driver" for me. It's more rewatchable, but "Taxi Driver" is more relevant today.

Kubrick

1) Dr. Strangelove (Incredible film. Still as relevant today as it was in the 60s).

2) 2001

3) Barry Lyndon (Underrated classic. Love this movie more with each time I see it).

4) Clockwork (Probably the most stylish Kubrick movie. But it wears on me with repeated viewings).

5) The Shining (Had to give it to this movie over "Paths of Glory" for entertainment value. "Paths" is great, but not very rewatchable).

"Full Metal Jacket" is solid, but its second half is average. "Eyes Wide Shut" is fascinating, but better enjoyed on an acid or mushroom trip.

Coens

1) Fargo (Classic. Pure, simple story. Never gets old.)

2) Lebowski (Never gets old either. Slightly below "Fargo" for me).

3) Miller's Crossing

4) Llewyn Davis (I like this movie that much. Really great.)

5) "Blood Simple" (Great movie, Coens' first film captures them with one of their best pure stories)

"No Country" and "Barton Fink" are great, but unpleasant films that I don't want to rewatch a ton.

So that's my opinion. Feel free to agree or disagree. Trying to get some discussion going here since the sports forums mostly suck now.

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^ dunno why/how you guys forgot about Francis Ford Coppola even though i think he's only made 3 great ones.

Apocalypse Now

Godfather

Godfather II

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I just watched Gravity and 12 Years A Slave today. Gravity had amazing visuals and action, 12 Years a Slave was absolutely fantastic. Now I see why it got so many nominations for the Golden Globes and why it won Best Motion Picture for Drama.

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Saw Lone Survivor recently. Awesome movie. It was a little different from the book, but the movie was great. Definitely would recommend it. One of the better movies I've seen in a while.

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Yea, just saw Lone Survivor as well - it was really, really good. Best movie I've seen in a while as well...

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"Inside Llewyn Davis" was really great. Coen bros always deliver solid films. I think I'd rank it in the top 5 in their anthology, along with "Fargo", "Lebowski", "Miller's Crossing", and "Blood Simple" "No Country for Old Men" and "Barton Fink" are also up there.

Which brings up a good discussion. My girlfriend and I went out with a buddy and his GF and had a long (drunk) discussion about the top 5 films of Kubrick, Scorsese, and the Coens. My friend and I became very heated while our ladies talked about other s**t. Here's my list. Feel free to disagree.

Scorsese

1) Goodfellas (Obvious. Top 10 film of all time).

2) Raging Bull

3) After Hours (Awesome, underrated film. One of the most rewatchable Scorsese movies)

4) Departed

5) Taxi Driver (Depressing as s**t, the type of movie you watch once and never want to watch again. Incredibly well-made and acted though).

"The King of Comedy" almost beat out "Taxi Driver" for me. It's more rewatchable, but "Taxi Driver" is more relevant today.

Kubrick

1) Dr. Strangelove (Incredible film. Still as relevant today as it was in the 60s).

2) 2001

3) Barry Lyndon (Underrated classic. Love this movie more with each time I see it).

4) Clockwork (Probably the most stylish Kubrick movie. But it wears on me with repeated viewings).

5) The Shining (Had to give it to this movie over "Paths of Glory" for entertainment value. "Paths" is great, but not very rewatchable).

"Full Metal Jacket" is solid, but its second half is average. "Eyes Wide Shut" is fascinating, but better enjoyed on an acid or mushroom trip.

Coens

1) Fargo (Classic. Pure, simple story. Never gets old.)

2) Lebowski (Never gets old either. Slightly below "Fargo" for me).

3) Miller's Crossing

4) Llewyn Davis (I like this movie that much. Really great.)

5) "Blood Simple" (Great movie, Coens' first film captures them with one of their best pure stories)

"No Country" and "Barton Fink" are great, but unpleasant films that I don't want to rewatch a ton.

So that's my opinion. Feel free to agree or disagree. Trying to get some discussion going here since the sports forums mostly suck now.

I can't comment on the Kubrick front, I haven't see all his movies. Two observations:

1. The Departed is not a better movie than Casino.

2. O Brother Where Art Thou should be in the Cohen Brother's top 5.

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I agree. I think American Hustle and Wolf of Wall Street were two huge dissapointments. Both overly long and drawn out at times. Very week winter movie season. 12 years of slave was easily the best movie I have seen out of the bunch.

I just watched The Wolf of Wall Street online and I agree, it definitely was too long (run time of 3 hours) and the story was too long and uninteresting for long stretches. I wasn't impressed with it.

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