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Old 11-20-2013, 11:58 PM   #31
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:47 AM   #32
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:50 AM   #33
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In the mid '80s, SNL director Tom Schiller wrote and directed a gushingly romantic fantasy B&W (with moments of Technicolor) picture called Nothing Lasts Forever. Billy from Gremlins plays a wannabe artist who finds himself in this retro-dystopian New York City run by the Port Authority, mixed up in a fantastical journey to the Moon, and all wacky shenanigans. There's no shortage of wild ideas here, stemming from shout outs to Melies, Lang, H.G. Wells, Eisenstein... just an astounding picture that I've only recently heard of and was thoroughly blown away by this evening.

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Larry "Bud" Melman, Lawrence Tierney, and Eddie Fisher all pop up in small bits, but the real star here is Howard Shore's incredible score. Trust me on this one, guys.

MGM has never released it on any format, but the whole joint is available on YouTube. The Drafthouse screened it last year and cut a solid trailer for it from a high quality source that I'll definitely be asking about:

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http://vimeo.com/m/55632934

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http://youtu.be/8QmOWbFqKlw
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:52 PM   #34
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Man, I haven't seen The Scorpion King since it first came out. It's on TV right now and all the first 15 minutes have been so far is the world's longest parody movie trailer. It's fantastic.
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Oh man I fucking love The Scorpion King.
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I love that entire franchise, really. The Mummy movies, Scorpion King, all great, to me.

I'm glad I watched this whole thing because it's fantastic.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:26 PM   #38
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Picked up the Robert Downey Sr. Eclipse set from the B&N sale. Putney Swope is hysterical.
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I haven't bought anything the last couple sales, sadly. Sticking to used Criterion stuff for now.
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PT Anderson's initial reaction is perfect.

Finally saw Gravity today. In 3D. With my FATHER.
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Listening to a guy in class do a presentation on 3-D video. He's an absolute know-it-all in every class I have. Really enjoying him fill the class' heads with incorrect information
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:51 PM   #42
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I haven't bought anything the last couple sales, sadly. Sticking to used Criterion stuff for now.
I debated a whole bunch of titles but felt adventurous on a budget. Also found New York Stories on Blu for $3 and figured why the hell not? Been meaning to see Scorsese's and Woody's segments for a while.

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PT Anderson's initial reaction is perfect. Finally saw Gravity today. In 3D. With my FATHER.
Excuse my name-dropping bastardom, but I got to see PTA geek out in a panel discussion with Jonathan Demme a few months back. It's delightful to see filmmakers on that level gush over each other's work.
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I think that's awesome and worth the scorn you might get due to your bastardom.

So, quick show of hands, who liked Gravity and who didn't?
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I liked it well enough, but the hyperbolic reactions, both critically and from the mainstream audience, are ridiculous. Bullock is as bland as always, and her backstory was a desperate, amateur choice by Cuaron and his son (who co-wrote).

For a film with a similar story/lack of narrative I much preferred All Is Lost.
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I've yet to see that but very much want to.
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