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CHUCK: The Motion Picture
Just got back from Slow West, a film from New Zealand with Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse) as a youngster from Scotland come to America in 1870 to search for his lost love; Michael Fassbender is the stoic bounty hunter he finds himself thrown in with. It'll take some thinking about to get at everything the movie is getting at, but it's really, really good and I highly recommend it. It's in some ways a deconstruction of the Western mythos; in some really intriguing ways, actually. And it has a very unique tone. Don't want to ruin it for anybody, so I'll just say go see it. "Dry your eyes, kid. Let's drift."
Speaking of Fassbender, they finally released a trailer for that Macbeth film he had been working on. If nothing else, it looks gorgeous.
Can. Not. Wait. Fassbender and Cotillard are such perfect casting as to be ludicrous.
good grief - i'm cgi
OK, I have to see that Macbeth movie. That's my favorite Shakespeare play, and the trailer makes the movie look very promising.
Please don't suck, The Peanuts Movie.
Sigh, CGI Peanuts... please do not be like Lucy pulling away the football...
I don't remember that many Snoopys. It's like Snoopy-verse.
Saw this trailer for "We Are Your Friends" yesterday infront of Entourage (short verdict: if you're a fan, it's okay. More like the directionless jumbled later seasons of the show but the guys have good chemistry)
I think it's a well-made trailer for a movie that will probably be awful. Good editing at the end there, though.
Today's episode of AMC Movie Talk
AMC Movie Talk - Josh Trank Talks STAR WARS Exit, Have Special Effects Reached Their Limits?
It's four of Snoopy's brothers and his two sisters. Details here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snoopy's_siblings. It seems his Mom & Dad couldn't make it to the theater.
I definitely recognize the one that has an ongoing relationship with a cactus, but the rest are mystifying.
I hope Charlie Brown commits suicide at the end, so there are no more sequels.
I know Belle is the one sister and the fat one with the hat is Olaf. The other female I don't remember at all. I have vague memories of the spotted one and the extra-fuzzy one, but their names escape me at the moment.
Film discussion, eh? I appreciate the subtle nuances of Troma films. They'll display a scene of unspeakably horrific violence one minute, then hit you with a good, old fashioned pie in the face gag the next. Lloyd Kaufman is a genius.
Wasn't there one named Spike?
Not pictured: Molly and Rover, who were featured on TV, but not in the comic strip. Here's a shot from the TV special "Snoopy's Reunion":
You still haven't seen Appaloosa, have you? You need to see it.
And oh god, Fassbender's Macbeth looks brilliant.
I've got a question related to my seeing "Wings" last week. I know that some DVDs of silent movies have the option to choose between a full orchestral score or an organ score. Which do you prefer?
I personally prefer an organ score. I admit, though, that I've been spoiled, having seen the movies shown in a revival theater with a big, old fashioned Wurlitzer organ that sounds absolutely magnificent. By comparison, I've only heard the orchestral scores on TV; hearing them from a live orchestra might make a difference.
Over to you...
Full orchestra. Solo organ isn't something I'm particularly fond of the sound of, and most of the silent movies I repeatedly come back to have surviving or reconstructed musical accompaniments for full orchestra. I'm not a poor person attending a nickelodeon in the 1910s, let me hear some goddamn violins.
Marbles! Yes. I wanted to say Patches, but I knew that wasn't right. I knew it had something to do with his markings.
I have occasionally just turned the volume down and watched silent movies . . . well, silent. Sometimes it's preferable to the bad scores.
What, you mean you're not in love with classics like the ambient electronic bollocks on the pre-Kino Nosferatu release? I feel like F. W. Murnau would have demanded that cheesy synth.
Oh, a real Rockefeller, ain't ya?
KennethMorgan: It depends on the quality of the score. The greatest success story would surely be Richard Einhorn's "Voices of Light" symphony attached to the Criterion DVD of The Passion of Joan of Arc.
For me, Einhorn transformed a silent masterpiece into the Greatest Film Ever Made. Even a stone-cold atheist could be induced to ecstatic rapture.