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    ok, so many things wrong with Godzilla. Even though Toho was involved with the movie, i just wanted to scream WHY CAN'T YOU IDIOTS GET GODZILLA'S FACE RIGHT???

    We chose Imax, but it was too loud beyond what should have been loud. There was so many storylines going on. Nothing was put together, so it was a bitch to follow.

    Bryan Cranston's talents were wasted too. Elizabeth Olsen was terrible. She wasn't really needed either.

    there's so many other things i hated about it, but i'd crash the internet if i tried to tell you.

    the good thing? Godzilla breathed fire.
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    X Men days of future past
    The movie would have been a lot better with at least one naked Fassbender scene
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny Pixie View Post
    The movie would have been a lot better with at least one naked Fassbender scene
    i think that applies to all movies.
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    August: Osage County. Uhhhhhhh....wow! Slightly depressed and teary eyed. I thought I came from a jacked up family (and I did!) But dayum....This was worse than mine. Jeez. Not what I shoulda watched when I was already feeling down.
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    I thought the same thing about August: Osage County. My family has issues, but damn!!! They were very cruel and fucked up!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    i think that applies to all movies.
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    'Her'.
    i did not expect to like it as much as i did. it's funny, poignant, moving, sad, funny, confusing, and just really, really lovely and genuine despite being kind of sci-fi and futuristic.
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    Oblivion (Tom Cruise). Aptly named because after 20 mins, that's what you wish for.
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    I watched a movie on Netflix the other night called "Ass Backwards." The concept was similar to Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, but instead of going to a reunion, the two main characters are traveling back to their hometown to compete in a childhood beauty pageant that they could never win as kids. It wasn't Oscar material or anything, but it kept me entertained while I prepared and ate dinner. There were a surprising number of celebrities in it including Alicia Silverstone, "Jack" from Will and Grace, and a few others I recognized but don't know the names of.

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    Snow Falling on Cedars - Snooze Falling on Cedars would be a better name.

    The Blob - cheerfully lame and cheap b-movie remake with Shawnee Smith. I enjoyed it because I am a sick queen and I enjoyed watching the innocent people get taken out by the blob - I was kiki-ing all night long.
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    Finding Vivian Maier.

    amazing documentary about photographer vivian maier. completely unknown until the guy who went on to make the film uncovered a box of negatives, which led him to look for more, and eventually led to him unearthing over 150'000 negatives this woman took throughout her lifetime working as a nanny. she was reclusive, secretive, even the families she worked for didn't know much about her. and yet she took these incredible photographs that in the few years since she's been discovered, have led to her being branded one of the best street photographers of the 20th century.
    i can't recommend it enough. it's out in theatres now in some cities and will probably be on netflix soon.


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    FINDING VIVIAN MAIER (2014)

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    Rated NR
    83 minutes
    | Brian Tallerico
    April 4, 2014 | 4
    In the opening scenes of Jeff Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s “Finding Vivian Maier,” its titular subject is described as “paradoxical”, “bold”, “eccentric”, and other words that get at the fact that the men and women who were closest to Maier in her time on Earth didn’t really know much about her. In 2007, Maloof was working on a book about his Chicago neighborhood and longed for the right archival photography. A flea market junkie from a young age, he took a risk at an auction, bidding on a box of negatives that he never ended up using and shoved in a closet. Two years later, he developed them out of curiosity and discovered a woman now considered one of the best photographers of the 20th century. When the best of Maier’s work first appears in the film about her, the quality takes your breath away and sends chills down your spine. She was a true talent. And yet Maloof and Siskel’s film presents an interesting moral quandary along with its profile of an amazing photographer. When does creative ability and the desire to share a true artist’s eye trump what has to be considered an invasion of privacy?
    The story of “Finding Vivian Maier” progresses from Maloof’s auction find to his scanning the developed photos into a Flickr account and realizing that he wasn’t alone in his assessment of Maier’s talent. And so he went after the rest of the story, trying not only to find the rest of the negatives but Maier’s back story, and how it impacted her photography. Immediately, significant questions haunted Maloof. Why did she never show her work to anyone? Why did she shoot over 150,000 photos, most of them from a box camera that she always carried around her neck and could surreptitiously use to capture her subjects? And what’s the point of taking so many photos if no one sees them?
    When Maloof discovers that Maier recently passed and is allowed access to her storage unit, a portrait of a hoarder becomes more clearly defined. She didn’t just take 150,000 photos. She kept receipts for decades, collected trinkets, stacked newspapers to the point that her floor sagged. She rather quickly goes from “eccentric” to mentally ill, especially when stories of her relative disregard for many of the children she nannied come into focus. (One family speaks about the photos she took when one of her wards was hit by a car and the behavior turns to honest mental and physical abuse later in life). She often gave fake names and some claim she used a fake accent. She wanted to be hidden, private, and reclusive. Just because she once looked into selling photos doesn’t change the mountain of behavior that suggests that she saw her negatives and photos as something else to fill the storage unit of memories.
    And now all of that is being torn down. The argument has been made that Maier’s photos are fair game because she didn’t destroy the negatives. She didn’t destroy ANYTHING. She kept receipts buried in trinkets in envelopes in boxes. And the film raises the question of privacy regularly with people who knew Maier commenting on how much she would have loathed this investigation into her life and Maloof wondering aloud if he’s gone too far. Sadly, the filmmakers brush it off by answering the question with their fascination with this odd, talented outsider artist. Curiosity is used an excuse to invade privacy. Not good enough. If they had taken a strong stance and simply stated that art is meant to be shared and displayed no matter the artist’s wishes, I might have actually agreed. But the invasive nature of “Finding Vivian Maier” is only briefly given lip service and never adequately handled (within the film…the creators supposedly have dealt with the issue elsewhere but this is a review of what’s in the film itself and not supplemental material).
    Is it possible to love the art but disagree with the way it’s presented? Vivian Maier’s photography is absolutely incredible and now that it’s been unearthed and her past has been investigated, her talent should be appreciated. And so I’m incredibly torn about “Finding Vivian Maier” overall. Should Maloof and Siskel have opened a door that a dead woman so clearly wanted locked? I’d say no (or they should have done so with more authority and artistic justification instead of just glossing over the issue with "But isn't she interesting?"). And yet now that it’s open, it can’t be closed again. Perhaps when Maloof posted those photos on Flickr, there was no turning back. And oh is it ever fascinating what is behind that door.

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    Lost in Translation. For the hundredth time. I love it and it's just a perfect movie to me. Funny, sad, smart, beautiful, etc.
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    And, there's Bill Murray !
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdeb View Post
    ok, so many things wrong with Godzilla. Even though Toho was involved with the movie, i just wanted to scream WHY CAN'T YOU IDIOTS GET GODZILLA'S FACE RIGHT???
    They didn't even bother looking through family albums and shit...lazy bastards!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny Pixie View Post
    And, there's Bill Murray !
    Of course!! I would totally fall in love with him!

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