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« Reply #600 on: November 12, 2014, 10:08:45 AM »

BIRDMAN: Aging star Riggan Thomas, who became a superstar by playing the superhero Birdman in the 1990s, writes, directs and stars in a Broadway show in an attempt to be taken seriously as an artist; unfortunately, he's simultaneously battling against the voices in his head, as his old alter-ego presses him to sign up to do "Birdman 4." There are no visible edits in the film (although it's not done in one take). It's Hollywood navel-gazing and soul-searching, sure, but the result is the best Hollywood can offer: it's unpredictable, bold, and unapologetic, with a completely committed cast and crew acting at their collective peak.  4.5/5.
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"[It has] a special Zombie Puppet Cam that lets you see all the people die at Puppet Level! It's one thing to say, 'I wonder what it would look like if a puppet with a dentist's drill in his head ran straight at your brain and just drilled his way right through.' But it's another, entirely DIFFERENT thing when you say 'What would the same thing look like if you were eight inches high so all you could see was this enormous blood-spouting brain?'"-Joe Bob on PUPPET MASTER
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« Reply #601 on: November 19, 2014, 09:49:02 AM »

WHIPLASH (2014): A talented young jazz drummer comes under the tutelage of an abusive, slave-driving music professor. J.K. Simmons makes R. Lee Ermey look like a p***y. Hand him the Best Supporting Actor statuette now. 4.5/5.
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"[It has] a special Zombie Puppet Cam that lets you see all the people die at Puppet Level! It's one thing to say, 'I wonder what it would look like if a puppet with a dentist's drill in his head ran straight at your brain and just drilled his way right through.' But it's another, entirely DIFFERENT thing when you say 'What would the same thing look like if you were eight inches high so all you could see was this enormous blood-spouting brain?'"-Joe Bob on PUPPET MASTER
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« Reply #602 on: November 20, 2014, 10:36:55 AM »

THE BABADOOK (2014): A widowed single mother deals with her troubled son, who's terrified of a storybook monster-in-the-closet called the Babadook; but is the thing really after the boy, or the mother? Intelligent Australian psychological horror---ultimately, more intelligent than horrific. I saw it in a preview; I think this is going into limited release next week. 3.5/5
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"[It has] a special Zombie Puppet Cam that lets you see all the people die at Puppet Level! It's one thing to say, 'I wonder what it would look like if a puppet with a dentist's drill in his head ran straight at your brain and just drilled his way right through.' But it's another, entirely DIFFERENT thing when you say 'What would the same thing look like if you were eight inches high so all you could see was this enormous blood-spouting brain?'"-Joe Bob on PUPPET MASTER
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« Reply #603 on: November 23, 2014, 12:44:23 PM »

GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT: The Iranian town of "Bad City" is so sparsely inhabited it only has one little boy, one junkie, one prostitute, one vice lord... and one vampire. With no real plot to speak of, GIRL is a bit of a tease, but the exotic originality is irresistibly seductive. 4/5.
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"[It has] a special Zombie Puppet Cam that lets you see all the people die at Puppet Level! It's one thing to say, 'I wonder what it would look like if a puppet with a dentist's drill in his head ran straight at your brain and just drilled his way right through.' But it's another, entirely DIFFERENT thing when you say 'What would the same thing look like if you were eight inches high so all you could see was this enormous blood-spouting brain?'"-Joe Bob on PUPPET MASTER
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« Reply #604 on: November 24, 2014, 10:10:56 AM »

It's that time of year when I watch a lot of screeners in preparation for awards season.

LIFE ITSELF: The life story of popular film critic Roger Ebert; much of the footage is from his final days, showing him dealing with cancer and the removal of his jaw with surprising optimism. Like Ebert himself, it's hard to dislike. A crowd-pleaser and a noble eulogy. 3.5/5.
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« Reply #605 on: November 24, 2014, 05:17:05 PM »

10 Big Reasons to See "Big Hero 6"

01. Academy Award
If this film does not win the Academy Award for Best Animated Film of 2014, there is no justice in the world. It is not only the best animated film of the year, so far, it is likely to remain the best animated film for the rest of the year.


02. The Action
A car chase that leaves most other car chases in the dust. Some of the greatest action scenes, as here, are not in your live action films, but in your animated films, as you can do in animation, what you do here, that you cannot do in live action, because it is impossible or it is too dangerous.


03. The Box Office
I seldom pay any attention to box office, as quantity of money earned is seldom any indication of quality of film seen. But, this film is already one of the top 20 grossing films at the American box office of 2014.


04. The Emotional Resonance
More so in this film, then in most films.


05. End Credits
How long has man been making films? Twice as long is probably needed to get audiences to stay to the end of the credits, but stay to the end of this one, and you see one of the great film tributes to one of the greatest legends in comic books.

And Disney has taken a leaf from Pixar and at the end of the credits to list all the babies born, during the time the film was made, to the people working on the film.


06. Feast
Studios are still making full length animated films, but few of them are still making animated short subjects. Disney/Pixar is one of the few. And in this one, watch for the scene where the man is wearing a DTV tee-shirt. That ought bring back memories for those who remember watching DTV on TV.


07. Humor
There are funnier animated films out there, but they are funny because they go for the cheap joke. Disney/Pixar may be not as funny as some, but they go for something smarter, more intelligent. And there are some parts of the film that are just hysterical, and from the laughter from the audience there is humor that appeals to both kids and parents.


08.Sequel
Seldom has there been a film that deserves a sequel more than this one, if they can come up with a script for it.


09. Twist
There is one of the greatest twists in the history of films in the film.


10. Miscellaneous
a. Everything you see in the film is already out there, or is theoretically possible in the near future.

b. Fred tells us how he is able to change his underpants once a week. What a piker. We ought to introduce him to our expert in not changing his underpants. Our very own Trevor. Take a bow, Trevor. A man who has not changed his underpants, since the day he put on his 1st pair of long pants.

c. Typical "sound and fury signifying nothing" at imdb.com for this this film. I'm getting too old to read all that s***! The people who post that s@@@! are they really that stupid, or do they just enjoy pretending to be that stupid? The 1st is worrisome. The 2nd is beyond comprehension.

d. And this film is meant to appeal not to the powerful, but to the powerless: weight challenged women, male nerds, kids. They may not be as powerful as the powerful, but there is more of them.


Next time: "Into the Woods" Walt Disney Studios probably has earned more money, unadjusted for inflation, for its films, but it has never won an Oscar for Best Film. It has been nominated, but it has never won. That may change this year. After some controversy about changes to Sondheim's Broadway musical, which Sondheim approved, the film is getting a lot of positive buzz.
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« Reply #606 on: November 24, 2014, 10:00:44 PM »

10 Big Reasons to See "Big Hero 6"

01. Academy Award
If this film does not win the Academy Award for Best Animated Film of 2014, there is no justice in the world. It is not only the best animated film of the year, so far, it is likely to remain the best animated film for the rest of the year.


You didn't like THE LEGO MOVIE? It's considered the frontrunner. I haven't seen BIG HERO 6 yet but I consider LEGO hard to beat.
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"[It has] a special Zombie Puppet Cam that lets you see all the people die at Puppet Level! It's one thing to say, 'I wonder what it would look like if a puppet with a dentist's drill in his head ran straight at your brain and just drilled his way right through.' But it's another, entirely DIFFERENT thing when you say 'What would the same thing look like if you were eight inches high so all you could see was this enormous blood-spouting brain?'"-Joe Bob on PUPPET MASTER
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« Reply #607 on: November 28, 2014, 09:54:06 AM »

MAIDAN (2014): Journalistic footage of the Ukrainian Maidan protests of 2013-2014 as they progress from peaceful demonstrations to riots, presented in the raw with minimal editorializing or context. This is obviously significant historical footage that puts you in the middle of the action even as the tear-gas canisters fly; the downside is that the almost unedited nature of the footage makes the film often a chore to watch, especially during the peaceful first 45 minutes. 3/5.
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"[It has] a special Zombie Puppet Cam that lets you see all the people die at Puppet Level! It's one thing to say, 'I wonder what it would look like if a puppet with a dentist's drill in his head ran straight at your brain and just drilled his way right through.' But it's another, entirely DIFFERENT thing when you say 'What would the same thing look like if you were eight inches high so all you could see was this enormous blood-spouting brain?'"-Joe Bob on PUPPET MASTER
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« Reply #608 on: November 29, 2014, 02:20:19 PM »

NIGHTCRAWLER: An ambitious petty thief starts his own business shooting tasteless footage of crime and accident victims and selling it the bottom-ranked local L.A. television station. Local TV-news vultures are too easy of a target, but watch for Jake Gyllenhal's wild-eyed portrait of an amoral, autistic entrepreneur fond of quoting platitudes from an online business course. 4/5.
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"[It has] a special Zombie Puppet Cam that lets you see all the people die at Puppet Level! It's one thing to say, 'I wonder what it would look like if a puppet with a dentist's drill in his head ran straight at your brain and just drilled his way right through.' But it's another, entirely DIFFERENT thing when you say 'What would the same thing look like if you were eight inches high so all you could see was this enormous blood-spouting brain?'"-Joe Bob on PUPPET MASTER
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« Reply #609 on: November 29, 2014, 04:49:18 PM »

10 Big Reasons to See "Big Hero 6"

01. Academy Award
If this film does not win the Academy Award for Best Animated Film of 2014, there is no justice in the world. It is not only the best animated film of the year, so far, it is likely to remain the best animated film for the rest of the year.


You didn't like THE LEGO MOVIE? It's considered the frontrunner. I haven't seen BIG HERO 6 yet but I consider LEGO hard to beat.

Yeah, "Lego." I never had any interest in seeing it, so I never saw it, so it slipped my mind, but I do know a lot of people liked it, including some who post on this board.
"Big Hero 6" vs. "Lego." The race as to who wins, just got very interesting.
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« Reply #610 on: November 30, 2014, 12:03:23 PM »

THE FRAME (2014): The (literally) separate realities of a thief and a paramedic intersect. Some interesting ideas in Jamin Winan's professional-looking budget indie made in Denver, Colorado; the allegory doesn't grab you like his fantastical debut INK, but it does suggest that movie's cult success wasn't entirely a fluke. 3/5.
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« Reply #611 on: December 03, 2014, 12:34:41 PM »

LISTEN UP PHILIP (2014): An insufferable, self-absorbed young novelist (Jason Schwartzman) comes under the tutelage of an insufferable, self-absorbed older novelist (Jonathan Price) while alienating all the women in his life. No one does smarmy and superior better than Schwartzman, and this is the role he has been waiting years to play: he's the kid from RUSHMORE grown up and spoiled by success. 3.5/5.
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"[It has] a special Zombie Puppet Cam that lets you see all the people die at Puppet Level! It's one thing to say, 'I wonder what it would look like if a puppet with a dentist's drill in his head ran straight at your brain and just drilled his way right through.' But it's another, entirely DIFFERENT thing when you say 'What would the same thing look like if you were eight inches high so all you could see was this enormous blood-spouting brain?'"-Joe Bob on PUPPET MASTER
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