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Slither.  Such a brilliant movie.  Its funny, its gross, and it has Nathan Fillion.  MEAT.

Also, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, which is probably the best movie I've seen in recent memory.  It was sort of under the radar, so let me give you the gist.  Guy who wrote the Lethal Weapon movies writes and directs.  Robert Downey Jr plays the narrator/idiot named Harry, Val Kilmer plays Gay Perry ("I shot him with a small revolver that I keep near my balls!"), and Michelle Monaghan as the female lead.  Very funny, very smart, best use of break-the-fourth-wall since Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.
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Children of Men blew me away completely, the openning scene prior the title shot made everyone i saw it with sit there with their mouths wide open. as did the majority of other action scenes. i recently just bought Oldboy as well, which while I've seen before, I think deserves the credit of being one of the greatest mind fuck movies ever.
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Just saw Children of Men too, and, again, thought it was great.  Best big budget, "just going to tell a story, thanks" type movie I've seen in a long time.  I normally find Clive Owen a little in need of a cock punch, but he did well.

Please don't take this as an anti-American thing, but I also found it refreshing that a Hollywood feature felt so steadfastly British, even down to the soundtrack with Tavener's score, King Crimson, Deep Purple, Roots Manuva and some bits of dubstep.

Also cool, given it's set in 2027, that the aging hippy character was listening to music like Roots Manuva and some berzerk electronica, rather than anachronistically listening to (solely) 60s hippy stuff.

Yeah, fuck. It was a treat!
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Just saw Children of Men too, and, ... It was a treat!

I liked the realism of it.  Just because it's "The future" doesn't mean that everybody will be skinny, blonde, and wearing spandex whilst driving in their Jetson cars. 

I WANT to see Pan's Labyrinth, but apparently it wasn't released in AK.  :cry:
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Yknow, I was probably the last person to find out that Pan's Labyrinth is in Spanish.
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Did you find out before the movie started?  Because I sure didn't.
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Yknow, I was probably the last person to find out that Pan's Labyrinth is in Spanish.
Did you find out before the movie started?  Because I sure didn't.
I raise your lasts with:
I didn't know it was in spanish until now (havn't seen it yet, obviously)
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You'd think they'd mention that somewhere o.o

I found out by watching the Golden Globes. Pan's Labyrinth was nominated for Best Foriegn Language Film. It lost to a Clint Eastwood movie...

Haha, two of the foriegn language movies nominated were made by Americans. <.< Maybe I should mention this on the Bald Eagle 4Ever thread >.>
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I just saw Stomp the Yard today. Pretty good movie actually. I appreciate some good dancing, and these people were totally awsome! The plot is a little skewed, but I didn't really pay much attention to it. 
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I sawThe Last King of Scotland this weekend.  Pretty good film, Forest Whitaker is incredible.  He goes from charming to murderous and back so easily.  Really, if not for him, this movie would be saturday-afternoon basic-cable fodder, but as it was, I didn't look at my watch once.
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Last film I watched was Aguirre, The Wrath of God.

Made me seriously re-think my love for Apocalypse Now. I still think that Apocalypse Now is better, but I have seen it a lot more. Aguirre was...fucking brilliant actually. The ending was one of the best I've ever seen in a film. And there's that one scene which gives the film its title, anyone will see it and know what I mean...at one point Kinski just looks at the camera for about a second, and I tell you, THAT is breaking the fourth wall. Imagine if Kurtz had actually just looked out your screen and started talking straight to you in the most utterly convincing way. I highly suggest everyone watch this, I need to seek out more Herzog.
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After you've watched at least one more Kinski / Herzog collaboration I'd strongly, strongly suggest you watch the documentary Herzog made about his relationship with Kinski, My Best Fiend.  It's probably the most enjoyable documentary I've watched, packed with curious comments, and awesome stranger-than-fiction moments where I was just shaking my head, laughing out loud at the absurdity of it all.  I do think it'd be much more interesting if you've seen some of the other movies first, although friends found the characters of Kinski & Herzog interesting enough to enjoy the movie without knowing any of Herzog's other movies at all.

If Aguirre is your first Herzog, I guess I'd recommend the remake of Nosferatu (given your Goth leanings), but also Fitzcarraldo for another Amazon-set movie.  The stories surrounding that one are just astonishing.

I haven't seen any of his more recent things, nor have I actually had any great urge to, but he's made some great movies, IMO.
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oh shit, my "someone's talking about kinski on a messageboard" radar went off. i believe that he could've take brando (in his prime) in a bare-knuckle fight to the death.

the one true measure of his ability as an actor, yes i know.



also saw last king of scotland, it was the tits.
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If Aguirre is your first Herzog, I guess I'd recommend the remake of Nosferatu (given your Goth leanings), but also Fitzcarraldo for another Amazon-set movie.  The stories surrounding that one are just astonishing.

I've seen Nosferatu, Phantom Der Nacht. That and Grizzly Man are the only other Herzog films I've seen. I was planning on Fitzcarraldo next: I'm currently working my way through '1001 movies you must see before you die'.
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Got it for DVD at Christmas, simpy magnificent:

Downfall.

Stunning.

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today i rewatched 'cannibal the musical,' the film trey parker wrote and directed in college (i think) about alfred packer. it's pretty funny, with a fair amount of decent songs, asian native americans, and, as the name implies, cannibalism. plus the special effects are surprisingly good for such a low budget flick. definetly an enjoyable way to recoup after my gov midterm even if it isn't a "good" movie.
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Pan's Labyrinth.

I actually find most of the movies I see good, because I have such high standards for actually getting up and going to the theatre.

Here's a full (As much as I can remember) list of movies I saw in the theatre this year:
Pan's Labyrinth
Clerks II
Borat
Casino Royale
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen
The Departed
Blood Diamond
An Inconvenient Truth

And the only other ones I intend to see right now are Children of Men, Flags of Our Fathers, and Letters From Iwo Jima

The worst movie I saw this year was...pretty good.
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Pan's Labyrinth.

I actually find most of the movies I see good, because I have such picky standards for actually getting up and going to the theatre.

Here's a full (As much as I can remember) list of movies I saw in the theatre this year:
Pan's Labyrinth
Clerks II
Borat
Casino Royale
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen
The Departed
Blood Diamond
An Inconvenient Truth

And the only other ones I intend to see right now are Children of Men, Flags of Our Fathers, and Letters From Iwo Jima

The worst movie I saw this year was...pretty good.
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Just was at G?teborg International Film Festival.
Saw three movies there...

Ex-drummer - A really odd flemish movie with very special imagery... I think it was pretty good, but almost a little too many images for me to really enjoy it.
Den Brysomme mannen/The Bothersome Man - A very good norwegian movie about a man who comes to a perfect city where everyone is nice, everything is clean and cuts and bruises heal in no time. A very good movie with wonderful photography. A must see if you ask me.
Jin tian de yu zen me yang?/How is your fish today? - A documentary which isn't really a documentary... A nice calm movie to watch a rainy day. It's mostly about a little village called Mohe and a screenplay writers dream of it.
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What was really cool about Last King of Scotland is how the cinematography tied into the character.  He really wasn't connected to what he was doing, so the camera was tilted or shooting from a long ways off.  At first I thought it was really wierd But...

SPOILER!









when they pick him up with the hooks, the angles changed. subtle. 
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I saw Stay last night.

I thought it was really well done. A psychological mystery/thriller about a psychiatrist (Ewan McGregor) who's trying to stop a patient from comitting suicide while dealing with his own slipping reality. An excellent performance from Ryan Gosling as the patient.

Spoiler:










Darth Vader is Luke's Father.
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isnt that the one where mcgregor gets shot and a beam of light comes out of his chest? if not what movie am I thinking of then....  I always caught that movie partway through.
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No, that must be a different movie :)
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I recently watched Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which I must say is one of the best movies I have ever seen.

In theatres though, the most recent good movie I watched was The Pursuit of Happyness.
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i recently saw pan's labyrinth also..
i dont know whay it's called pan's labyrinth tho...
i love that child eating monster beast.
i want a baby one, ill train it to eat cheese.

anyway. i also saw nacho libre and tideland.
didnt think either were that good, although tideland had some interesting effects.. >.>
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Last movie I saw that was really good was Pans Laybrinth, that just blew me away.
I saw Deja Vu on the weekend, and that was ok.
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Okay, ElCap wrote about this back in December, but since it's being released on video Tuesday, I thought it'd be worth mentioning again.

Shortbus was artsy erotic with Animal Collective and Yo La Tengo songs. The plot was good, but the acting was a bit Clerks-y. I agree that the characters were great and it has great cameos, too (Le Tigre's JD Samson is in the lesbian room when they're talking). All in all, if you are not scared by queer sexuality it is worth watching.
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Hot Fuzz - Saw this with my ladylove on Saturday. We were both pissing ourselves laughing all the way through it.
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Hot Fuzz - Saw this with my ladylove on Saturday. We were both pissing ourselves laughing all the way through it.

That's out now?  I've wanted to go see that...anyways, I watched The Prestige last night, and I actually liked it more than The Illusionist.  Maybe it was the type of illusions that were being done, I don't know, they were both very good, I just liked The Prestige a little more.
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Pan's Labyrinth. Prior to that... The Departed...

Everything else. Meh.
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Freedom Writers.


Much love for that movie, as it's based on a true story. I have immense respect for Ms G.
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I you liked 'Pan's laberyth', do yourself a favor and cheak out 'Chronos', Del Toros Debut film, really creepy...

as for a good movie I've seen recently...uhm...'Time and Tide' entertained me...it's not new, but it was new to me...oh and 'Paprika'...sureal...!
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Mysterious Skin - absolutely great

last movie i saw that i thought wasn't that good - Talladega Nights
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Brick.

That was a really good movie.
It's like a classic film noir.. old school detective style, with some great dialogue on the level of Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.
Example: The hero is trying to get some info out of some druggies, and when he kicks one of their butts, he looks at the others and goes "I've got all five senses and I slept last night. That puts me 6 up on the lot of ya!"

It's really unique in that it's all based in a high school setting. You might feel pulled out of that reality sometimes, but they make sure to remind you (sometimes comically) that these are still highschool kids.
For example, the hero meets with the Kingpin, basically the mob boss... and they have their meeting in his parent's basement, and later, after they beat him up and whatnot, the kingpin's mom gives him a bowl of cereal and some apple juice. XD

Great performances all around, except I didn't really like the actress thats supposed to be playing all the sides.
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Rented both The Pursuit of Happyness and Children of Men. Children of Men was what I expected it to be, but The Pursuit of Happyness was much more than I thought it would be. It just blew me away what this guy did for his son and Will Smith did a very good job in this part, as did his son (who was freaking adorable).
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I saw Lucky Number Slevin the other day. Amazing movie.
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The Bicycle Thief - A classic work, and the most sterling example of the Italian Neo-Realist movement. During a recession, a married man manages to get a job in the city that needs a bicycle; when it's taken from him, he becomes desperate. It's an extrodinarily moving film.

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Children of Men.

Pretty to look at, and not about MPreg.  Always a plus.
It was unintentionally hilarious at points, and gosh, I love Michael Caine.
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He was my favorite part about that movie. I love Michael Caine. (Did anyone else think he looked a little like John Lennon in that part though?)
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Half Nelson.

Just watched that the other day, it was a beautiful film
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i've seen 4 mind blowing movies in the last few days

1) 300
2) Smokin' Aces
3) Pursuit of Happiness
4) A Scanner Darkly
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Slither. Love Nathan Fillion.
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(Did anyone else think he looked a little like John Lennon in that part though?)

YES

I think the air-guitar, or "pull my finger" were easily the highest points of the film.
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Casino Royale. I watched Little Miss Sunshine tonight but it didn't do anything for me.
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I rarely watch movies or TV. I know that might seem like apostasy, but it's done wonders for my mood. However, I was just recently given a bunch of DVD's (for a loan), and watched 'The Inside Man'. It was worth every minute I spent watching it, and I'll be looking for copies I can buy, soon.

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Hot Fuzz. Oh god how I loved that movie...
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Damn those Britons, I so wish that movie came out over here when it did for you guys.  I saw The Last King of Scotland about 4 hours ago.  FanTASTic.  I completely forgot that Amin was played by Forest Whitaker.
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Smoking Aces

They advertised it as a crazy comedy/action flick... but that was a kickass movie.

Awesome performances from Jeremy Pivens and Ryan Reynolds, some great intense and emotional scenes.

Why wasn't this movie better recognized?

This movie was on the level with Lucky Number Slevin, in my opinion.
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Stranger Than Fiction. If only Will Ferral could be that funny all the time.
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