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Joe Hisaishi - One Summer's Day

Hisaishi doesn't get nearly enough love as a film composer.
Aug 18, 2017 4:42 PM
[font="Source Sans Pro", "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]13 non-silent movies that have very little dialogue[/font]

[font="Source Sans Pro", "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]1. Blade Runner[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro", "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]2. All is Lost[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro", "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]3. Silent Movie*[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro", "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]4. Hukkle
Aug 18, 2017 4:36 PM
Children of Men was excellent in nearly every way. It's an incredibly immersive film visually (not to mention very prescient but also evenhanded) but also has excellent performances (especially from Clive Owen), memorable, complex characters with understandable motives, and a riveting, emotional story that effortlessly melds genres. What?[font=Roboto, arial, sans-serif]Cuar?n[/font], Lubezki and company achieved here was the equivalent of catching lightning in a bottle. I'm going with a high A if not an A+, and I can say with confidence that this film may very well be in my top twenty of all time.
Aug 18, 2017 4:25 PM
[font="Source Sans Pro", "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]13 non-silent movies that have very little dialogue[/font]

[font="Source Sans Pro", "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]1. Blade Runner[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro", "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]2. All is Lost[/font]
Aug 18, 2017 4:18 PM
I was thinking about Radiohead's Kid A recently, and how Thom Yorke wrote some lyrics by pulling phrases out of a hat and randomly sequencing them. I wonder if the OP does that too.
Aug 17, 2017 5:23 AM
Regardless of my thoughts on the channel I find it unreasonable to throw my support behind Vogt-Roberts. If you don't find Cinemasins' approach funny, that's fine. Nobody is forcing you to embrace it. However, he was taking a joke channel far too seriously - one that went on record to say that their "sins" have no real value. By having this temper tantrum he's only giving the channel attention that it might not get if he ignored it. It's laughable that he tries pulling the "I'm not mad" card as well when making that many tweets about the video shows that he cares too much. Comparing a channel that didn't like his trash film to Trump also exudes pettiness. I would feel the same way if it was any other Director (especially one I respected).
Aug 17, 2017 5:14 AM
13 movies where an actor(s) or actress(es) has (or have) played twins (and the movie they played them in)

1. Donald Sutherland & Gene Wilder (Start the Revolution Without Me)?
2. Arnie and Danny DeVito (Twins)
3. Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig (The Skeleton Twins)
4. Bette Midler or Lily Tomlin (Big Business)
5. Haley Mills or Lindsey Lohan (The Parent Trap)
6. Tilda Swinton (Hail Caesar or Okja)
Aug 16, 2017 7:13 PM
Pu2King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - "Murder of the Universe"

This isn't the song I'm looking for (different key and instrumentation) but I appreciate your taking the time to answer nonetheless.
Aug 16, 2017 12:14 AM
Finally saw Birdemic for the first time. It's as funny as I expected, and its inherent incompetence is endearing.
Aug 15, 2017 4:46 AM
I heard a song on the radio yesterday that I found very intriguing, but was unable to catch its name. I'll try to describe the qualities I remember.

It was pretty heavy on what sounded like synthesizers, and after the verses (which sounded like they had vocoder dubbing with both a male and female voice) there'd be a brief guitar segment. It also sampled dialogue from sources I'm unfamiliar with throughout the song; some of which included the statements "All obsessed with the taste of flesh" and "You are a robot".

If someone could help clarify this for me it would be much appreciated.
Aug 15, 2017 4:39 AM
Death Proof...and the game is ruined once again.

Alright, here's a different one:

13 films you were disappointed in/disliked that got better toward the end

1. A Monster Calls
Aug 12, 2017 2:31 PM
Is this movie on DVD yet? I missed the chance to see it in theaters and I've heard little word of it since.
Aug 12, 2017 6:09 AM
Atomic Blonde was disappointing. Theron is a great lead and there were some impeccably shot action sequences (with the obvious peak being the single take stairway sequence), but the plot was far too convoluted and the movie felt too long. Trimming off 15 to 20 minutes might have gone a long way, as I was starting to tune out by the end.

Probably a C or a C+.
Aug 12, 2017 6:06 AM
13 films that still make you smile after multiple viewings

1. Say Anything (Lloyd and Diane kiss during the driving lesson)
2. Guardians of the Galaxy (Drax petting Rocket)
3. Independence Day (David telling his dad he could get used to smoking cigars)
4. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) (All of it)
5. "E.T. Phone home"
6. Poltergeist (Hi daddy!)
7. The Iron Giant (the returning rivet at the end)
8. Hunger (the hallucination at the end)
9. Animal House (naming the pledges "Need the dues!")
10. Hot Fuzz (particularly "You've got a moustache" "I know")
11. The Empire Strikes Back (IT'S NOT MY FAULT!)
12. Arthur (title credits)
13. Mad Max: Fury Road (Any of the three major chase sequences)

13 films that use the whistle of a tea pot (or another household appliance) to establish/represent conflicts or tension

1. Her
Aug 12, 2017 6:03 AM
Your Name was a pleasant surprise, and I think it'll probably be the best animated film I see this year. They should've waited to campaign for awards season this year instead of last year; nothing was going to beat Zootopia that year.

I still want to see The Red Turtle though.
Aug 9, 2017 1:00 AM
BobHarrisOkra is pretty tasty.

I like okra as well, especially when fried.
Aug 9, 2017 12:33 AM
DaMUI'm still befuddled that everybody liked War For the Planet of the Apes. It was so aggressively nothing that it made me reflect and wonder if Dawn was as good as I thought it was at the time (but I feel like that one has to be better, because of the central Caesar/Koba dynamic).

I disagree, but given that I merely liked it (the last act is uneven in my eyes and some of the emotional moments were timed awkwardly) I have some respect for this statement.
Aug 9, 2017 12:31 AM
The major tracks from Animals are too low. Also, did The Trial seriously not make it in the top 50? Also, it's a shame that some of the other tracks from Meddle are likely placed too low as well - while my favorite tracks on that album are rightfully in the top twenty, it would be nice to see some love for A Pillow of Winds.?

I will admit that I have yet to listen to any of their albums between Piper and Meddle (and only a few tracks post The Wall), so I'd feel awkward doing my own ranking.
Aug 9, 2017 12:24 AM
Hans Zimmer - Supermarine (Dunkirk OST)

I think the score for the film might have been my favorite part.
Aug 9, 2017 12:12 AM
I finally saw Her and thought it was wonderful. Joaquin Phoenix's performance is one for the ages and the film's ability to create multiple, often conflicting emotions within a scene, and I think the film's setting may very well be a plausible future. It's either an A or an A+ for me.

I also saw Suspiria for the first time. I feel that it'll need some rewatches for it to grow on me but I cannot deny the film's visual and musical genius. The first fifteen and last fifteen minutes were excellent, making the rest of the film feel a bit lesser in comparison.
Aug 9, 2017 12:07 AM