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Well, now I HAVE to see this.
Yes! You have no excuse not to!
I was enjoying reading this until “…I was lucky to see it in 70mm…” and then I felt a great stab of hatred and jealousy. “How do you think he feels now: better, or worse?”
“All right! Enough of this running shit!”
It’s not possible to love The Untouchables too much.
I wanted to watch it again as soon as I got home.
Would you recommend it to someone who doesn’t like horror movies?
If you don’t like horror movies because of the genre conventions (character archetypes, plot conventions, misogyny, etc.) then you might like this, because it plays with genre conventions (although it doesn’t totally subvert them; it’s not a game-changer as some have said).
If you don’t like horror movies because they’re too scary, then you might like this, because it’s not very scary.
If you don’t like horror movies because of gore and violence, then you might not like this, because there is some gore and violence, but much of it is in a new and interesting way.
Mostly, it’s a lot of fun, and I would recommend this to pretty much anyone.
Why do you not like horror movies?
Killing Them Softly is a brilliant, dark, satirical pulp crime movie, with blackly comic moments and caustic violence, it’s brilliant.
Sold! That sounds like my perfect film. I almost don’t want you to tell me any more until I see it, but were my suspicions correct - marketing department was like wtf?
Cloud Atlas shocked me and is tied with The Master for my favorite movie of the year. That said, it’s very much a ‘love it or hate it’ movie.
Yea, the things I see from the people I respect are all over the place. I will try to make up my own mind! I will be a free thinker!
Looper is pretty terrific; Cloud Atlas is superficial mush but pretty gloriously ambitious and amazing anyway. I’ve also been debating seeing Flight, but definitely want to.
I hear very mixed things on Looper too! OK, we shall see - I am going to see Looper tonight, and I am going to see Cloud Atlas tomorrow. I AM WRITING THIS ON THE INTERNET NOW I MUST DO IT. Flight is very intriguing to me. I feel like I will be disappointed, but from the trailer at least, it seems to take a very mom/dad-type movie, and hopefully deal with it in an interesting way. I hope.
The Weinstein Company tumblr (weinsteinco) has posted a couple of clips from Killing Them Softly that might help.
Probably waking up in Alpine on Thursday morning. We drove there Wednesday night, in the dark, so we didn’t get to see the landscape change. When we woke up there were mountains and new air and dusty roads.
Also, while driving through Big Bend, a roadrunner ran on the road in front of our car before flying away, and that was pretty awesome. Almost as good as seeing an armadillo (although I later realized that I probably would get freaked out by an armadillo, and then we started discussing what diseases they carry, and we were all searching for the word leprosy, but somehow diabetes and schizophrenia got thrown out there =)
How do you know me so well? :) Recommendations welcome!
Actually I’m pretty horrible at making recommendations to friends. Once I’m friends with someone, I have a hard time understanding that their taste may be different from mine. If I like something and think it is good, I have a problem understanding that my friend might not also like that thing/ think it is good. Exceptions for people who like anything about a given subject. I have a friend who is obsessed with the apocalypse, so I just forward along anything I come across that deals with that subject.
Do I need to watch the previous films in the series before I watch this one, or will it make sense alone?
It will definitely make sense alone. I haven’t seen 1 or 2 since high school and don’t remember them at all, and I watched 3 after 4. One of my favorite recent blockbusters, so glad to own it. And there are definitely people who think 3 is better than 4, so there’s that.
I don’t but I should definitely make one.
Dang, you should. Also - you should join Letterboxd. Everyone should join Letterboxd! Talk about the movies! It’s a great community! It’s in open beta, but I have invites if needed!