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 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 9:58 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

So I take it by the responses so far that no one has any interest in Fruitvale Station?

I don't live far from where the real life incident occurred, so I'm pretty familiar with the event and how blown out of proportion it was. Maybe the actual movie is different, but the ads I've seen make it look like just another "evil racist cop" flick, so one-sided that all I could do was dismiss it with a laugh.

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 5:01 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

So I take it by the responses so far that no one has any interest in Fruitvale Station?

I haven't had the chance to see it yet. I'm very curious. From some I've heard overwhelmingly positive responses; from others I hear something a little different (http://imixwhatilike.org/2013/08/13/fruitvale/). I'm debating whether to watch and judge it on its own terms as a movie, or whether to better familiarize myself with the case it's based on first.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

The latest fisch update reminded me that my most anticipated 2013 film after the Coens is THE ZERO THEOREM.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

I've seen 55 films in theaters this year so far. They are, in alphabetical order (composer in parentheses):

1. 42 (Mark Isham)
2. ADMISSION (Stephen Trask)
3. BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (thenewNo2)
4. THE BLING RING (Brian Reitzell)
5. BYZANTIUM (Javier Navarrete)
6. THE CALL (John Debney)
7. DARK SKIES (Joseph Bishara)
8. DEAD MAN DOWN (Jacob Groth)
9. DISCONNECT (Max Richter)
10. THE EAST (Halli Cauthery/Harry Gregson-Williams)
11. ELYSIUM (Ryan Amon)
12. EVIL DEAD (Roque Baños)
13. FAST AND FURIOUS 6 (Lucas Vidal)
14. G.I. JOE RETALIATION (Henry Jackman)
15. GANGSTER SQUAD (Steve Jablonsky)
16. A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (Marco Beltrami)
17. THE GREAT GATSBY (Craig Armstrong)
18. HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (Arli Örvarsson)
19. THE HEAT (Michael Andrews)
20. IDENTITY THIEF (Chris Lennertz)
21. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (Lyle Workman)
22. THE INTERNSHIP (Christophe Beck)
23. IRON MAN 3 (Brian Tyler)
24. JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (John Ottman)
25. JOBS (John Debney)
26. JURASSIC PARK 3D - RE-RELEASE (John Williams)
27. KON-TIKI (Johan Söderqvist)
28. THE LAST STAND (Mowg)
29. THE LONE RANGER (Hans Zimmer)
30. MAN OF STEEL (Hans Zimmer)
31. MAMA (Fernando Velazquez)
32. MUD (David Wingo)
33. NOW YOU SEE ME (Brian Tyler)
34. OBLIVION (Joseph Trapanese/Anthony Gonzalez)
35. OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (Trevor Morris)
36. OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (Danny Elfman)
37. PACIFIC RIM (Ramin Djawadi)
38. THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (Mike Patton)
39. THE PURGE (Nathan Whitehead)
40. RED 2 (Alan Silvestri)
41. R.I.P.D. (Christophe Beck)
42. SAFE HAVEN (Deborah Lurie)
43. SIDE EFFECTS (Thomas Newman)
44. SNITCH (Antonio Pinto)
45. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (Michael Giacchino)
46. STOKER (Clint Mansell)
47. THIS IS THE END (Henry Jackman)
48. TRANCE (Rick Smith)
49. WARM BODIES (Marco Beltrami)
50. THE WAY WAY BACK (Rob Simonsen)
51. WE’RE THE MILLERS (Theodore Shapiro)
52. WHAT MAISIE KNEW (Nick Urata)
53. WHITE HOUSE DOWN (Harald Kloser/Thomas Wanker)
54. THE WOLVERINE (Henry Jackman)
55. WORLD WAR Z (Marco Beltrami)

plus another 40-50 where I have not seen the film yet, but I have acquired the score.

As of right now, my favorite five films of 2013 are BYZANTIUM, DISCONNECT, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, WARM BODIES and THE WAY WAY BACK, while my five favorite new scores are COPPERHEAD (Laurent Eyquem), ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW (Abel Korzeniowski), EVIL DEAD (Roque Baños), THE LONE RANGER (Hans Zimmer) and SUMMER IN FEBRUARY (Benjamin Wallfisch).

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2013 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

So I take it by the responses so far that no one has any interest in Fruitvale Station?

I haven't had the chance to see it yet. I'm very curious. From some I've heard overwhelmingly positive responses; from others I hear something a little different (http://imixwhatilike.org/2013/08/13/fruitvale/). I'm debating whether to watch and judge it on its own terms as a movie, or whether to better familiarize myself with the case it's based on first.


Thank you for the link, mastadge (and your comments Michael24). I do have to apologize however, as I stand firmly by my assessment of the film and the interviews I've devoured with the cast, crew, family members, and community. To me, the film was a very riveting character study, and a fantastic spotlight on the social issues facing young black men (and this film is NOT just about Oscar being shot by a white police officer). On top of that, as a film it was very well-made. Technically proficient with a vérité style by an emerging young black filmmaker, stellar and believable performances by lead Michael B. Jordan and the supporting cast, and the film tackled issues which can be easily scoffed at or brushed under the table (again, this film is NOT just about Oscar being shot by a white police officer, but rather the roles which these common individuals take to arrive at these destinies). And as it is, Fruitvale Station was a decidedly grown up diversion from the endless, brainless shit which clutters movie theaters every Summer.

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2013 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Another addition to my list, and I think the only film this year which I have seen on opening night...

You're Next (4+)

I have to admit, the Mumblecore filmmakers are evolving, and they are bringing some A-game to the Horror genre. You're Next is a terrific and suspenseful Thriller. Great camera work and editing, creepy and perfect soundtrack, and with a perfect dose of black humor, blood, and social subversion (also some good looking boobs on display). You're Next features perhaps the most well-developed "final girl"* since the induction of this conceit upon the Horror/Slasher genre -- a seriously cool lead female who takes agency rather than finding luck by virtue of plot mechanics and sloppy screenwriting.

*To find a detailed entry on the history and importance of the "final girl," visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_girl.

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2013 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Nuts, be sure to check out Stephen Graham Jones' book The Last Final Girl.

And I will definitely be seeing Fruitvale Station -- just missed it in theaters so now will have to wait for home viewing.

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2013 - 10:10 PM   
 By:   Michaelware   (Member)

The Marvel pics, STID, The Grandmaster.

There's a bunch of crap I already forgot I saw.

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2013 - 10:19 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Blue Jasmine. Okay, now this thread can go on extolling the greatness of CGI super-hero movies. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2013 - 10:33 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Saw two more new films last week on DVD.

Snitch, one of the best I've seen this year.

Olympus Has Fallen, which replaces The Lone Ranger as worst I've seen so far this year.

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2013 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

42

HOMERUN!
bruce

 
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