...though from a recent album, as an agnostic, this really cracks me up:
I'm looking forward to this. I was always confused by, but kind of liked the David Lynch film.Dune
It's a bit of a slog. Despite meaning to read at least the first book for years now, I've never got around to it and have never seen any previous iterations of film/TV versions.
It's a bit of a weird one in that it really dragged on and seemed full of empty space in parts, but at the same time could've done with a bit more exposition. I think it's because they threw in a lot of names, places, history etc. within the first ten minutes, which you're supposed to remember, and then spent ludicrous amounts of time with very long shots of Timothy Chalamet and/or Zendaya staring broodingly just off camera.
It all looked very good, but the dialogue was pretty poor.
I don't know, I kind of enjoyed it I think. Not sure if I've got the patience to sit through the next installment though.
I almost feel the same. I think Momento is probably Nolan's best film (though I like Batman Begins). TDK is overlong and over-complex and TDKR is just a bit dull.Memento - Somehow I got this far without watching this one, and I thought it was good. REALLY good. Normally it seems like the Christopher Nolan movies I like are the exact opposite of what other people like - The Following and Insomnia are some of my favorites while most people seem to be "meh" on those two. Conversely I'm lukewarm on TDK and dislike Inception/Prestige. I definitely agree with the majority on this one though - Memento kicks ass. It must have taken a colossal amount of effort from the writer, director, and every actor involved (especially Guy Pearce) to take an idea such as this and deliver it with the competence managed. Everything from the sequence of events to the visual storytelling makes the viewer feel just as confused and vulnerable as the protagonist. I'm legitimately astonished that the same person who made this masterpiece went on to direct something as stupid that airplane scene in The Dark Knight Rises. Not much else to say here that hasn't been said, but if you haven't seen this one yet, you owe it to yourself to give it a watch. Preferably with as little prior knowledge as possible.
What We Do In The Shadows - This is an extremely funny movie. Go watch it. If Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement aren't considered national treasures in New Zealand, then they damn well ought to be.
Just booked to see it tonight. I've only seen it once and need to see it again after having read the book recently. Looking forward to it.A Clockwork Orange
I just got back from a re-screening of the Kubrick classic 'A Clockwork Orange'. For the 50th anniversary Warner Bros has given it a 4k remaster. This film has been a favourite of mine since I first saw it at the age of 16. It goes without saying that this was and still is a landmark film, not only for Stanley Kubrick but for cinema itself.
Warner Bros and co did a great job with the remaster, the image is as crisp as ever; there are little details that I noticed more watching it on the big screen, for the film grain purists out there, don't worry the presentation doesn't lose the effect of watching celluloid. My only minor critic is that the sound felt too low, it almost felt as if the music was turned down in the mix, but this might just be me or the cinema I went to. I could hear everything fine, I just expected it to be louder.
It was an "extreme pleasure" to see of of my all time favourite films on the big screen and after all these years - Kubrick is still king.