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Originally posted by wine+art:
I awoke at a little after 4:00 this morning and found A Room with a View on TV.

A great start to my day.

Big Grin Big Grin

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BTW: Agreed with TOM that This is: Spinal Tap could be peerless in the send-up category of comedies. It really depends upon how broad the category is, though. Love and Death, The Return of the Pink Panther and even Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb could conceivably all fit into that category as well.

Of course, while he never had a movie like The Producers, this also brings up another "What Happened?!" director -- Rob Reiner.
After Earth - one of the worst movies I have ever seen. There is no plot or point to the movie other than Will Smith wanted to make a movie where his kid is the star. I cant believe a studio actually gave this a green light and put a big budget into it. This will be your summer bust of 2013
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Exit Through the Gift Shop recommended by W+A. I really liked it, especially because I used to be into the street art scene when I was in highschool. Was always a big fan of Banksy but nobody in my circle of friends respected Mr. Brainwash.

I actually had some friends in the mid 90s that were really talented. I went out with them a couple of nights to take pictures. Long Beach, Compton and parts of LA are really strange places to be at 3am. I wouldn’t recommend it. Wink


GlennK, if you're into the culture, check out the documentary "Graffiti War - Robbo vs Banksy"

As far as I know, it's only available here, on YouTube. The quality isn't great, but it's sufficient for your laptop, and if you're into the scene, the content will make the poor quality bearable.

It's a one-sided piece, but still sheds light on a POV I wasn't aware was so prevalent.

Lastly, regarding Exit, it's pretty widely accepted that it's a hoax. Nobody seriously involved in the street art scene today lends the story any credibility. It's considered a brilliant hoax by Banksy with some interesting underlying social commentary regarding street art suddenly becoming so mainstream, but the actual story told in the documentary is considered fiction.

Here's some work done by friends of mine from the late 90's and early 2000's. No Compton stories, but we certainly had our run of "really strange" experiences. Smile
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Originally posted by jorgerunfrombulls:Lastly, regarding Exit, it's pretty widely accepted that it's a hoax. Nobody seriously involved in the street art scene today lends the story any credibility. It's considered a brilliant hoax by Banksy with some interesting underlying social commentary regarding street art suddenly becoming so mainstream, but the actual story told in the documentary is considered fiction.

I saw it as a commentary on the modern art scene in general--hype it, people will buy it.
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Originally posted by jorgerunfrombulls:
It's considered a brilliant hoax by Banksy with some interesting underlying social commentary regarding street art suddenly becoming so mainstream, but the actual story told in the documentary is considered fiction.
Which part is fiction? Banksy as a character or Mr. BW? Or just the whole thing? No real art show?
The show was there in LA. Didn't go, but read about the pink elephant, etc. The hoax, as I understand it, is MBW's background and that the work is his. Speculation is it's by Banksy and perhaps his associates.
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Originally posted by eyesintime:The Box -- worst movie I've watched in a long time.

It is indeed a terrible movie. It's based on a short (about 3 pages) story, first published in Playboy, by the wonderful, frequent Twilight Zone writer Richard Matheson.

Better at three pages than 115 minutes.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
(the un-remembered Hitchcock parody)

High Anxiety - I love that movie; Cloris Leachman and Harvey Korman are hilarious.
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Originally posted by gigabit:
Did anyone else watch Behind the Candelabra on HBO recently?

Yes, it was great. But the irony is Michael Douglas now says he got throat cancer from performing cunnilingus on HPV infected women!
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Originally posted by gigabit:
Did anyone else watch Behind the Candelabra on HBO recently?


Yes, great acting and well made. However, I didn't learn anything; it was not entertaining but just sad; and except for providing purient interest on a gay lifestyle, I'm not sure what the point was for making it.
The point was how sad that someone has to hide who he is. This still goes on in our world, so I think it was poignant.
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Originally posted by tanglenet:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
Did anyone else watch Behind the Candelabra on HBO recently?


Yes, great acting and well made.

It was fun to see Dan Aykroyd acting again.

Were you surprised at the amount of money that he (Liberace) not only made but also spent?
I also liked Rob Lowe's performance. Liberace made a huge amount of money and was always looking for additional business opportunities. He apparently made $50,000 a week in LV in 1955 and millions from TV.
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by tanglenet:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
Did anyone else watch Behind the Candelabra on HBO recently?


Yes, great acting and well made.

It was fun to see Dan Aykroyd acting again.

Were you surprised at the amount of money that he (Liberace) not only made but also spent?


How people spend their money, either rich or poor, does not interest me that much. How people lose money through foolish investments, scams, and greed does have a weird fascination for me though.
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Originally posted by The Old Man
Michael now says he got throat cancer from performing cunnilingus on women!


Yikes... that is it. I'm now going to start drinking my top shelf down starting tonight.

Sell that house and all the stocks...
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by The Old Man
Michael now says he got throat cancer from performing cunnilingus on women!


Yikes... that is it. I'm now going to start drinking my top shelf down starting tonight.

Sell that house and all the stocks...


LOL

that one really made me lol
A mini Christopher Walken festival:

Seven Psychopaths - Decent black comedy crime caper mixed with a film about a deconstructed black comedy crime caper, if that makes sense. The writer / director has been influenced by Goddard and the French New Wave.

Stand Up Guys - mawkish film with recycled dialogue and themes.
Skyfall -- enjoyed it.

Undefeated -- documentary on a N. Memphis inner city school's football team and attempt to win its first playoff game ever. Not that much "new" that hasn't been seen in other movies like this (doc. or fiction), but I'm a sucker for these types of movies and enjoyed it.
Dracula - the Coppola version. Gary Oldman is fantastic, but I remember thinking the movie was a lot better the first time I saw it.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Looking forward to, Much Ado About Nothing, Joss Whedon.

The "original" Ken Branagh version with Emma Thompson was excellent.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Once Upon a Time in America

I'm trying this once again. I've never liked it. First ten minutes I'm already bugged. I don't get the bullet hole (?) outline on the bed. And the five minute ringing phone--I guess if you want your audience to go nuts that's one way.
I thought it was a brilliant film. The last time I saw it I realized for the first time that a very young Jennifer Connelly was in it. It was probably her first role. My only complaint with the film is that Elizabeth McGovern never ages but the rest of the cast does.
Once Upon A Time In The West appears effortless in its greatness. OUATIA's like a watching a magician where you keep seeing him palming cards and sleeving coins. The man behind the curtain is standing in front of it.
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Originally posted by bates40:
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
After watching Hitchcock with our kids, we decided to start watching/rewatching some of his movies. So recently:
Vertigo
North by Northwest
Jamaica Inn
Rebecca
Spellbound
Rear Window


Just got a 20 DVD set at Target for like $8.00 - will be going through these movies in the near future.

Excellent! I'll have to go take a look.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Once Upon A Time In The West appears effortless in its greatness. OUATIA's like a watching a magician where you keep seeing him palming cards and sleeving coins. The man behind the curtain is standing in front of it.


One of my all time favorites
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
Revisiting Lost, this time with the wife and kids. 1/3rd thru Season 1- what an excellent show it was.

We'd loved it, but it became a chore to watch after around the 3rd season. Eventually we were watching just to see it end and it didn't end well. Exactly what happened with me and The Sopranos.

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