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Comment Archives: stories: Movies

Re: “It Follows' sexually transmitted Terminator may be the best weapon ever devised for teen abstinence

Grantland's Mark Harris on seeing IT FOLLOWS in a Times Square multiplex:

"The first showing of the day in a 25-screen multiplex in Times Square is a good, immersive venue for horror; they do not charge extra for the after-the-zombie-apocalypse ambience (halted escalators, unmanned candy counters, lots of spookily abandoned empty space, some random unaccompanied psycho staggering around — wait, sorry, that was just my reflection)."

Reminds me of my last trips to the Hollywood 27 and Green Hills 16!

http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/scared-senseless-the-indie-horror-boom-and-what-frightens-us-now/

Posted by Mark on 03/27/2015 at 9:35 PM

Re: “It Follows' sexually transmitted Terminator may be the best weapon ever devised for teen abstinence

I initially thought the Carpenter album was too slick and heavy on digital synthesizers, but it's really grown on me.

Posted by Steven Erickson on 03/26/2015 at 4:29 PM

Re: “It Follows' sexually transmitted Terminator may be the best weapon ever devised for teen abstinence

Definitely. I'm digging these Carpenter-influenced soundtracks (also true of THE GUEST). Have you heard this yet:

http://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/products…

Posted by mr. pink on 03/26/2015 at 10:03 AM
Posted by seth on 03/26/2015 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Insurgent: On film, The Divergent Series is still just The Hunger Games' bratty little sister

Three months in, this is the lamest year for multiplex movies I can recall in maybe 20 years. No wonder there have been weeks when the Scene has run no movie reviews in the print edition. There have been weeks when nothing of any interest is released.

Posted by Mark on 03/23/2015 at 8:34 PM

Re: “Insurgent: On film, The Divergent Series is still just The Hunger Games' bratty little sister

"Insurgency" is the third film starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort and all for the third time starring Shailene Miles Teller, after "The Spectacular Now" and "divergent". "The divergence Series" is one of the most successful franchises divergence, inspired by American author Veronica Roth book. The series is distributed by Summit Entertainment and Red Wagon Entertainment.
"Insurgents" with Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts, Zoe Kravitz, Kate Winslet, best movie, watching a lot of action in this cool movie cinema

Posted by Elena Chera on 03/23/2015 at 12:40 PM

Re: “In quietly absorbing style, the masterful Timbuktu sounds the dangers of Sharia extremism

French film, Mauritanian "Timbuktu" chronic daily life in northern Mali occupied by jihadists, triumphed at the 40th awards ceremony Caesar, Paris, winning seven awards, among them the trophies for the best film and best director, during an evening that wanted to celebrate freedom of expression Abderrahmane Sissako, the first African filmmaker who has received a Caesar in this category, thanked France, "an extraordinary country, open to others' and Mauritania, who agreed to protect the team.
A celebration of tolerance against obscurantism, the film - which in the race for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film - is inspired by real events: in 2012's northern Mali fell under the control of Al-Qaeda affiliated jihadist groups.
The film also received trophies for best screenplay, editing, sound, image and music, watching a good movie

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Posted by Elena Chera on 03/22/2015 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Children of the night, shut up: What We Do in the Shadows is a riotous vampire mock-doc

What We Do in the Shadows, Vladislav (Jemaine Clement), Viago (Taika Waititi) and Deacon (Jonathan Brugha) are vampires with old, sharing an apartment in Wellington and accepts excited, thirsty to be filmed for a television documentary, Mockumentarul absurd, delirious Waite and co-directed by Clement (Flight of the Conchords) had its world premiere at the Sundance Awards 2014 - What We Do in The Shadows
6 awards & 4 nominations, watching a good comedy

Posted by Elena Chera on 03/15/2015 at 10:23 AM

Re: “David Cronenberg updates the Greek tragedy to toxic modern-day Hollywood in Maps to the Stars

Maps to the stars, the most recent Canadian film director David Cronenberg, a satire film at Hollywood showbiz, where you will be able to see Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, the film is a journey into complicated world of Hollywood and Western culture, a world populated by celebrities full of pride, and their men home. Maps by star premiered in competition Cannes International Film Festival Julianne Moore 2014 received the award for best actress, screenplay idea of ​​Maps to the Stars dating from the 90s, when Bruce Wagner (now a writer, director, producer and actor) was a young rookie actor who, in order to maintain Hollywood and had to work as a limo driver. Somewhat like Robert Pattinson's character in the film, Wagner began to write a script that includes experiences of it in Hollywood at the time. The story was developed and subsequently amended, as Wagner became a successful writer and a very good movie watching

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Posted by Elena Chera on 03/11/2015 at 11:45 AM

Re: “David Cronenberg updates the Greek tragedy to toxic modern-day Hollywood in Maps to the Stars

Sorry to upset you, FearlessRU, but I'm mentioning something that MANY people have pointed out about the term "fearless." As used by critics and fanboys, it has become code for "she shows tit." You don't get out much or do much reading, do you?

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Posted by Bob on 03/08/2015 at 10:11 PM

Re: “David Cronenberg updates the Greek tragedy to toxic modern-day Hollywood in Maps to the Stars

Lovely Bob. I didn't love the film but it is a fearless performance...no quote marks here. I don't see anyone writing about the actor with the dick in his hand. If that was an attempt at somehow acknowledging that women are regularly diminished and dismissed despite remarkable performances, maybe talk to an actual female to get some feedback on your frame and your thinking. If that was typically dude bullshit...well, on and on it goes.

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Posted by FearlessRUs on 03/08/2015 at 8:58 PM

Re: “David Cronenberg updates the Greek tragedy to toxic modern-day Hollywood in Maps to the Stars

I've found that when film buffs (and critics) describe an actress as "fearless," what they're usually saying is: "She gets naked."

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Posted by Bob on 03/08/2015 at 3:30 PM

Re: “David Cronenberg updates the Greek tragedy to toxic modern-day Hollywood in Maps to the Stars

Julianne Moore IS fearless in 'Map to the Stars'. Quite a few so-called serious dramatic Hollywood actors and actresses always seem to just talktalktalkTALK about finding cinematic roles that really, truly push them to exercise their craft to the Nth degree, even at the risk of alienating fans and, even worse, controversy-phobic top casting directors.

Bravo, Julianne Moore, bravo indeed for going way beyond mere talk in 'Maps'.

Posted by Conslor on 03/05/2015 at 8:19 AM

Re: “The surprises only start with Citizen Kane in The Belcourt's must-see Orson Welles retrospective

Speaking of John Ford, I watched "Stagecoach" again recently--it's the movie Welles claimed to have screened while conceiving "Kane," and sure enough, the interior shots often have a feel similar to those in "Kane."

Posted by edd on 03/02/2015 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Very funny female service comedy Zero Motivation points out a welcome direction for Israeli cinema

Talya Lavie, Israeli director of this film, won "Nora Ephron," which is awarded each year to a producer or wrote the script Zero Motivation "by Talya Lavie, was named best film, best documentary respectively the 13th edition of the International Film Festival Tribeca in New York,
The film "Zero Motivation", a black comedy about the everyday life of women soldiers in a military unit in Israel, impressed the judges, who said this is "the funniest film" that they seen at the festival, a very good movie watching

Posted by Elena Chera on 02/20/2015 at 10:14 AM

Re: “The Duke of Burgundy spins fetish porn into a strangely affecting portrait of romantic compromise

"The Duke of Burgundy", a film less discussed media, deviates from the traditional path and presents sadomasochistic relationship between two women, Cynthia and subject to, Evelyn, In a world dominated by male fantasies, a new approach is that a breath of fresh air, even if the story is simple and relies only on the story of two protagonists, BDSM elements of "Burgundy" are much more complex, surpassing the mundane handcuffs and whip "50 shades" good watching

Posted by Elena Chera on 02/20/2015 at 10:06 AM

Re: “With Jupiter Ascending, the Wachowskis descend to exposition-clogged space opera

Wachowski brothers, who wrote the script, created an interesting universe, unique scenario of this story about Jupiter, become a quality SF, one to speak of and we love the special effects are top, well made, carefully crafted with more imagination, Wachowoski brothers (now brother and sister), those behind the film trilogy the Matrix and Cloud Atlas.
Jupiter Jones is played by Mila Kunis, a young woman who has the same genes as a former queen of a powerful noble houses in the universe, so it wants to kidnap her family, each of the three heirs having reasons. Channing Tatum Jupiter is saved by a powerful soldier-hunter who falls and obviously the film. Her life is so complicated that there are aliens and has a heritage that includes Earth and other such things, watching a filmbun

Posted by Elena Chera on 02/15/2015 at 9:32 AM

Re: “In Mommy, Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan sides with a parent and son who face the impossible

Mommy was extremely well received at Cannes and Oscar nominalozat is one of those rare moments when he spontaneously applauded frantically. Critics were very enthusiastic and they said the young director Quebecois (25) together with Godard and Almodovar, Mommy tells the moving story of a mother and her son, a hyperactive teenager and big problems adjusting to society, 15 years old. "In a fictitious Canada in 2015, the government amended the law of health services" - as they say at the beginning of the film - a woman of 46, widowed and unemployed, have a choice whether to live with her boy "more special" crisis assuming its effects, or to hospitalized in a sanatorium, under the effect of newly introduced laws. An unexpected help from a neighbor emerges recently moved opposite. Between the three of them bear a special relationship, hard to describe, watching a movie

Posted by Elena Chera on 02/15/2015 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Belcourt brings back a fleet of current Oscar nominees and more

Michael Keaton in the film Birdman is extraordinary role sixties obsessed actor not to impress the masses, who are still loyal to the decades after the success of films with Birdman and would continue to see a sequel, but the public "that counts" critics and the rest of the guild Emmanuel Lubezki Filmed as if made of a single sequence plan, Birdman is helped by an excellent set design and choreography true to the characters. Most of the interactions taking place in the theater on Broadway where it mounts Thomson's play, the actors and the director uses booths, the long and the dark corridors, backstage and theater roof to circumscribe a territory where egos face, generation and dreams, and popularity prestige, real imagery. González Iñárritu is the place offers a sample of cinema that should not be missed Oscar-nominated film is unique, watching

Posted by Elena Chera on 02/15/2015 at 9:13 AM

Re: “With Jupiter Ascending, the Wachowskis descend to exposition-clogged space opera

Glad to see that this and the latest YA adaptation, SEVENTH SON, bombed over the weekend. Maybe audiences are tired of the same old "melodramatic sci-fi schlock."

I'm not sure why the Wackowskis keep getting huge budgets to make these turkeys. They haven't had a hit since the MATRIX trilogy. Maybe their movies are hits in Asia, which seems to be all that matters to studios these days.

Posted by Bill on 02/08/2015 at 6:09 PM

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