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    ^^^
    i think you need to read the books. seriously. they're fantastic. and this is coming from someone who's not into sci-fi or young adult stuff either, with the exception of harry potter.
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    Watched Dallas Buyers Club over the weekend. It was really good and Jared sure deserved his Oscar!

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    "Bully" - starring pretty much a cast of unknowns except for maybe Nick "AWOL" Stahl, Michael Pitt, and Rachel Miner. It was on Cinemax or Showtime last night.

    I had read the original true-crime book that this was based on. Basically, a bunch of kids in Florida have a friend Bobby Kent (who is played by Nick Stahl) who is a bully. Ironically, the kid he bullies the most is his best friend, Marty Puccio.

    This movie was directed by Larry ("Kids", "Ken Park") Clark, so it has his usual theme of hyper-sexualized suburban youth ennui. But because it's based on a true story, it has to stick a more realistic storyline.

    Eventually, Marty's gf gathers their mutual friends together and they kill Bobby. The movie deals with the events leading up to and after the murder.

    One of my biggest problems with the movie was casting Nick Stahl as Bobby. He actually looks tiny compared to the guy playing Marty, so the physical intimidation factor was a big WTF. At first, I couldn't even tell who the bully was supposed to be.

    Even so, there was definitely a natural, almost improvisational style to the movie that made it seem like a documentary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    "Bully" - starring pretty much a cast of unknowns except for maybe Nick "AWOL" Stahl, Michael Pitt, and Rachel Miner. It was on Cinemax or Showtime last night.

    I had read the original true-crime book that this was based on. Basically, a bunch of kids in Florida have a friend Bobby Kent (who is played by Nick Stahl) who is a bully. Ironically, the kid he bullies the most is his best friend, Marty Puccio.

    This movie was directed by Larry ("Kids", "Ken Park") Clark, so it has his usual theme of hyper-sexualized suburban youth ennui. But because it's based on a true story, it has to stick a more realistic storyline.

    Eventually, Marty's gf gathers their mutual friends together and they kill Bobby. The movie deals with the events leading up to and after the murder.

    One of my biggest problems with the movie was casting Nick Stahl as Bobby. He actually looks tiny compared to the guy playing Marty, so the physical intimidation factor was a big WTF. At first, I couldn't even tell who the bully was supposed to be.

    Even so, there was definitely a natural, almost improvisational style to the movie that made it seem like a documentary.
    i loved this movie. and i think the size difference between bobby and marty proves the point that you don't have to be a big kid to be a bully, there's a psychological/emotional abuse component to it that's actually just as significant or even more so than sheer physical force.

    the natural, almost improvisational style has gotten larry clark into a lot of trouble. as has his frank depiction of teenage sexuality. i think people would rather call him a perv than acknowledge that yes, teenagers do fuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    i loved this movie. and i think the size difference between bobby and marty proves the point that you don't have to be a big kid to be a bully, there's a psychological/emotional abuse component to it that's actually just as significant or even more so than sheer physical force.

    the natural, almost improvisational style has gotten larry clark into a lot of trouble. as has his frank depiction of teenage sexuality. i think people would rather call him a perv than acknowledge that yes, teenagers do fuck.
    I meant to say that I also thought it was very reminiscent of "River's Edge", which came out about 15 years earlier. That one had Keanu Reeves, Crispin Glover, and Ione Sky, among others. Also based on a true story involving some teens involved in a murder. Glover's performance was a tour de force.

    ETA - how the heck did I forget Dennis Hopper as "Feck"???
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    ^^^^
    i love river's edge. fantastic movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    ^^^^
    i love river's edge. fantastic movie.
    I saw it in college. It was an advance preview, and I think there were about 5 other people in the theater, and it was really engrossing. A world I didnt know existed. I have to admit I laughed a LOT at Glover's mannerisms and lines. I was checking sample quotes from the movie on IMDB just now, and every one of them is a gem.

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    i know. he's a genius. everything about his portrayal of layne is just brilliant, down to the accent and ticks and stuff. and yeah, it's very dark and twisted humour but there are some hilarious lines in there, real gems:

    Feck: I killed a girl, it was no accident. Put a gun to the back of her head and blew her brains right out the front. I was in love.
    Samson: I strangled mine.
    Feck: Did you love her?
    Samson: She was okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    i know. he's a genius. everything about his portrayal of layne is just brilliant, down to the accent and ticks and stuff. and yeah, it's very dark and twisted humour but there are some hilarious lines in there, real gems:
    Some other quotes that really struck me. I had never thought of the issues that could come up when your parents are divorced and all of a sudden there is some strange guy in your house:
    Matt: The only reason you stay here is so you can fuck my mother and eat her food. MOTHERFUCKER. FOOD EATER.

    I think 1986 was the year when Dennis Hopper revived his career. He not only did this movie, but also Blue Velvet. His character would seem lucid, and then he would totally undercut it with dialog like below:
    [John accuses Feck of having feelings for his blow-up doll, Elly]
    Feck: Look, I'm not psycho. I know she's a doll. Right, Elly?

    And one of Glover's many funny lines. Mainly because in his own backwards world, people who don't help cover up a murder are somehow indicative of America's moral decline:
    Layne: It's people like you that are sending this country down the tubes. No sense of pride. No sense of loyalty. No sense of NOTHING, man.
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    I loved River's Edge and Blue Velvet!! I'm going to have to watch Bully.

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    The Jaws marathon on AMC! All four of them! Sat up until 3:00 a.m. *yawns*

    Forgot how cheesy Jaws 3 was. Although Dennis Quaid was young and hot in it.

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    I am currently watching the New Superman
    Holy shit is this bad, no one seems to know how to act and Lois Lane and Superman have the worst chemistry . I'm an hour in to the movie and all I can say is the couple of dogs the Kent's had in the movie are really cute -that's the only good part so far

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    Last Vegas - starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman & Kevin Kline.

    this was good for a few laughs. It kinda seemed like basically an old man's version of The Hangover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by choozen1ne View Post
    I am currently watching the New Superman
    Holy shit is this bad, no one seems to know how to act and Lois Lane and Superman have the worst chemistry . I'm an hour in to the movie and all I can say is the couple of dogs the Kent's had in the movie are really cute -that's the only good part so far
    We watched it a few weeks ago. Agree 100%. It dragged forever.

    It's Spring Break week so we've watched a ton of kids movies.

    Matilda - Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are great in a sort of campy role. The little girl who played Matilda was fantastic. It was such a cute movie but we had to stop and explain to our kids why the parents were so evil to their own daughter.

    Frozen (12 times) - I actually enjoy it more with each viewing. Someone pointed out that the LGBTQ community felt empowered by this movie and I can sort of see that. The music is fantastic and it amazes me that every boy I know loves it too.

    The Lego Movie - my kids play with Legos all of the time. I grew up on them. Still, this movie bored me to tears. I actually fell asleep for about 10 minutes and thanked my three year old when he told me he had to go to the bathroom in the middle of it. My older two liked it but didn't love it.

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    Anchorman 2. I generally like its brand of absurd humour and I liked some satirical elements about how the nature of what is news has changed in later years. But it really dragged near the end. I think the first Anchorman was better.
    What if Superman is psychotic and everyone can see that he's Clark Kent but they just play along not to set him off?

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