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Old February 3rd, 2013, 10:27 AM
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I want to see that. I don't know why. I'm not a fan or romantic comedies or zombie movies, but something about their being polar opposites is appealing. Plus it's received lots of good reviews.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 10:44 AM
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Man I want to see Warm Bodies My wife really wants to see it as well, but she's been sick so I've been taking care of her...
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I'm a little interested in Warm Bodies, and I almost saw it the other day but I felt super loner-ish going to the movies by myself, so I settled on renting House at the End of the Street. I must say, that is much more of a psychological thriller than it is a horror. Not sure why it was advertised as such.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 07:46 PM
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Warm Bodies was a great movie guys, I highly recommend if you want/need something to see for Calentine's day or just whenever. Had a great soundtrack too.
My Calentine's Day schedule is all booked up
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Old February 4th, 2013, 09:30 AM
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Warm Bodies was a good movie after all. You got to be scared a little, but not grossed out, and you could see a real romance building. Music was good, too. I really enjoyed how they knew not to take the concept too seriously, but knew when they needed to. Nicholas Hoult did a nice job.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 07:35 PM
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Old February 5th, 2013, 07:04 AM
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Warming Bodies is definitely a nice take on the zombie mythos. But that all may change once World War Z is out in the next few months.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 09:55 AM
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Click to see Robert de Niro & Bradley Cooper cry

Ok, this is why Silver Linings Playbook should win everything. All the feels I can't even take it.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 10:26 AM
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Ok, this is why Silver Linings Playbook should win everything. All the feels I can't even take it.
Now I really want to see it. C'mon, Robbie, don't cry. ;-;
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Old February 5th, 2013, 07:45 PM
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But that all may change once World War Z is out in the next few months.
Oh god cannot even wait for this. I'm sooo excited, I've read the book and it was outstanding so I can't wait to see how they'll portray the movie. The book was written incredibly well and with the way they pieced together the accounts kept it as a very unique writing style, but one which perfectly suited the theme of the book. I'm really excited to see how this'll carry through to cinema!
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Old February 6th, 2013, 03:17 AM
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Out of all the Oscar-nominated performances in Silver Linings Playbook, de Niro's confuses me the most. He has one scene in which he cries a bit, and that's pretty much it in terms of 'performance'. Although the entire Best Supporting Actor category this year is completely WTF; I honestly wouldn't be surprised if any of the nominees won.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 03:46 PM
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He has one scene in which he cries a bit, and that's pretty much it in terms of 'performance'.
That's somewhat similar to Hathaway's few minutes in Les Miserables, but they were good minutes, so maybe that one notable scene was enough to boost him to a nomination. I wouldn't be surprised at any of the nominees winning, either.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 06:58 PM
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Out of all the Oscar-nominated performances in Silver Linings Playbook, de Niro's confuses me the most. He has one scene in which he cries a bit, and that's pretty much it in terms of 'performance'. Although the entire Best Supporting Actor category this year is completely WTF; I honestly wouldn't be surprised if any of the nominees won.
I thought he was fine throughout the film. I was most impressed by Hoffman among the five, but I think I'd rather see De Niro walk away with a third Oscar than Hoffman with a second. I agree though, I hate the line-up.

My favourite supporting performances by men last year:-

1. Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild
2. Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
3. Eddie Redmayne, Les Misérables
4. Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
5. Hans Olav Brenner, Oslo, August 31st

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Old February 7th, 2013, 08:20 AM
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I have to do a Top 10 because I was surprised at how many male supporting performances I liked, when I went through the list of films I saw last year:
  1. Sam Rockwell - Seven Psychopaths
  2. Jason Clarke - Zero Dark Thirty
  3. Samuel L Jackson - Django Unchained
  4. Matthew MacFayden - Anna Karenina
  5. Ezra Miller - The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  6. Bruce Willis - Moonrise Kingdom
  7. Matthew McConaughey - Magic Mike
  8. Jude Law - Anna Karenina
  9. Dwight Henry - Beasts of the Southern Wild
  10. Edgar Ramirez - Zero Dark Thirty
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Old February 7th, 2013, 09:42 AM
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Mr Dog, where do you make the time to see so many movies? Or really, how can you afford to? :o

I want to see lots and lots of movies (even though I have bad impressions of lots of them I still want to see them just to know for sure) but they either have short runs (or don't show at all) at my theatre so I never get a chance to see them, or they all come out at the same time and I can't afford to see them all.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 09:57 AM
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Mr Dog, where do you make the time to see so many movies? Or really, how can you afford to? :o

I want to see lots and lots of movies (even though I have bad impressions of lots of them I still want to see them just to know for sure) but they either have short runs (or don't show at all) at my theatre so I never get a chance to see them, or they all come out at the same time and I can't afford to see them all.
You should try getting your films through, uh, "surreptitious methods". :x I know I have to.

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Old February 7th, 2013, 10:09 AM
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Mr Dog, where do you make the time to see so many movies? Or really, how can you afford to? :o

I want to see lots and lots of movies (even though I have bad impressions of lots of them I still want to see them just to know for sure) but they either have short runs (or don't show at all) at my theatre so I never get a chance to see them, or they all come out at the same time and I can't afford to see them all.
I try and see something at least once a week, be it new release or something older. Indeed, most of the films I watch come around towards the end of the year, so there are often 3-film weekends that are great. There's also the advantage of having the London Film Festival every year, which crams about 20 films into 2 weeks. And I have lots of disposable income. *shrug*

According to my master list, I saw 59 2012 films. Up from 58 in 2011. Hopefully 2013 will be the year I break 60! :D
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Old February 7th, 2013, 10:48 AM
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You should try getting your films through, uh, "surreptitious methods". :x I know I have to.

EDIT: Also Scarf, I looked up your last.fm. Sigur Ros <3
Sigur Rós ♥ yay
And by "surreptitious methods" you're referring to Netflix of course. ;]

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I try and see something at least once a week, be it new release or something older. Indeed, most of the films I watch come around towards the end of the year, so there are often 3-film weekends that are great. There's also the advantage of having the London Film Festival every year, which crams about 20 films into 2 weeks. And I have lots of disposable income. *shrug*

According to my master list, I saw 59 2012 films. Up from 58 in 2011. Hopefully 2013 will be the year I break 60! :D
One a week? That doesn't sound so bad. I had the impression you were a walking encyclopedia of movie facts because you watched everything that came out. Now I know your secret
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Old February 7th, 2013, 11:56 AM
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And by "surreptitious methods" you're referring to Netflix of course. ;]
They had a concert here in Malaysia weeks ago, but I couldn't come due to finals. I heard they did Staralfur and Agaetis Byrjun!

They'll never come back here again ;_; Well, at least we're getting Grimes in a month or so.

Yes, Netflix, totally
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Old February 7th, 2013, 12:48 PM
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They had a concert here in Malaysia weeks ago, but I couldn't come due to finals. I heard they did Staralfur and Agaetis Byrjun!

They'll never come back here again ;_; Well, at least we're getting Grimes in a month or so.

Yes, Netflix, totally
They've been to so many places I could have seen them if I'd only known they were going to be there in advance and could have gotten tickets. :( I mean, some places were 4 or 5 hours aware, but that's still reasonable, right?

Oh, speaking of concerts. Since David Bowie is coming out with a new album (!!!) it's conceivable that he might have some live performances and I would have to see one.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 01:52 PM
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I would see movies more often if my friends ever had the money to see them with me, as I hate going to the theatre alone. I have a job of my own so it's fine in my respect, but nobody else ever has money and I am not paying for them. ): I would have seen a good ten more movies in the past couple of months alone if other people would stop being so lazy! I've missed out on many fantastic experiences.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:06 AM
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Speaking of supporting performances, there wasn't a lot of good female supporting performances to cite for 2012, I thought. 2011 had a freak-load of amazing supporting performances by females (Bayat, Hatami and Farhadi in A Separation, Jessica Chastain in Take Shelter, Carey Mulligan in Shame, Mary Page Keller in Beginners, and some great turns by young actresses such as Elle Fanning and Shailene Woodley) and I would've easily compiled a top 5 or a top 10 favourite.

The few performances that I liked from last year was Adams in The Master, Isabelle Huppert in Amour, Jacki Weaver to a lesser extent... and that's it, and neither of them held up to any of 2011's quality performances. Of the five nominated for Best Supporting Actress this year, Hunt gave the best performance, but she's lead in the film in my eyes.

Anyways, Cat, you excited for that new Farhadi film? He's working with Tahar Rahim and Berenice Bejo. I exploded (in sheer excitement, of course).
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Well, I just returned from seeing Side Effects! What a fantastic movie, definitely one of the best psychological thrillers I've seen in awhile. It beat House at the End of the Street by a long shot, and even that was an alright movie. I feel like Rooney Mara, despite Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones' great performances, made that movie. She was excellent, superb; all those frivolous, complimentary adjectives! I love her so much and even moreso now.

Loved it!
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Old February 9th, 2013, 04:31 PM
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I hate going to the theatre alone.
Honestly, after years of doing it, I now much prefer going to the cinema by myself. You don't have friends talking over you, you can be a complete pig in terms of refreshments without anyone you know judging you, you can find the best seat without having to worry about the people you're with, you can go and see the films you like as opposed to compromising and seeing something that'll appeal to everyone. All of these are entirely selfish reasons, but nowadays I find it weird going to the cinema with someone than without... but I'm aware I'll be in the minority on this one.
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Speaking of supporting performances, there wasn't a lot of good female supporting performances to cite for 2012, I thought. 2011 had a freak-load of amazing supporting performances by females (Bayat, Hatami and Farhadi in A Separation, Jessica Chastain in Take Shelter, Carey Mulligan in Shame, Mary Page Keller in Beginners (!!!), and some great turns by young actresses such as Elle Fanning and Shailene Woodley) and I would've easily compiled a top 5 or a top 10 favourite.
Bolded the ones I agree with completely. Major props for mentioning Keller; Plummer got the Oscar but she was definitely best in show in that film.
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The few performances that I liked from last year was Adams in The Master, Isabelle Huppert in Amour, Jacki Weaver to a lesser extent... and that's it, and neither of them held up to any of 2011's quality performances. Of the five nominated for Best Supporting Actress this year, Hunt gave the best performance, but she's lead in the film in my eyes.
I'd definitely agree with you on Hunt in the category (as well as all of the category fraud prevalent... along with Waltz who is not a supporting actor). And you're right in that great supporting female performances have been a lot more desolate this year. Off the top of my head, my favourite was Jennifer Ehle in Zero Dark Thirty, closely followed by Sarah Silverman in Take This Waltz, but when Huppert can come on screen for about 15 minutes and also deliver one of the best supporting perfs, that's not saying much in terms of the rest of the field this year.
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Anyways, Cat, you excited for that new Farhadi film? He's working with Tahar Rahim and Berenice Bejo. I exploded (in sheer excitement, of course).
I'm always excited for a new Farhadi film. About Elly finally came out in the UK last year and that was amazeballs (not as amazeballs as A Separation, but what is?) and also featured one of the best supporting female performances last year in Golshifteh Farahani. I'll be interested to see how the language barrier affects this new one, but I'm definitely looking forward to it.
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Well, I just returned from seeing Side Effects! What a fantastic movie, definitely one of the best psychological thrillers I've seen in awhile. It beat House at the End of the Street by a long shot, and even that was an alright movie. I feel like Rooney Mara, despite Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones' great performances, made that movie. She was excellent, superb; all those frivolous, complimentary adjectives! I love her so much and even moreso now.

Loved it!
I hate that I can't see this yet. Stupid month-long wait... but I'm glad you liked it, David!
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Old February 12th, 2013, 06:17 AM
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About Elly...! I watched that last year and I agree, Golshifteh was spectacular in it (the ensemble was uniformly great as well). It really shows how good Asghar Farhadi is at directing his cast, big or small, and not to mention the well-executed story. I agree, A Separation was a finer piece, but both are equally compelling IMO. Needless to say, I cannot wait for The Past (and the lovely Berenice Bejo).

I watched two films last night; American dramedy Safety Not Guaranteed and Portugeuse drama Tabu. Safety Not Guaranteed was a fine film. I really enjoyed the trio of actors (especially Jake Johnson, whose performance I enjoyed immensely). It was light and really fun to watch, but it's nothing I've never seen before.

I enjoyed Tabu for its aesthetics; it was beautifully shot and scored, it's subdued, and I love the black-and-white experience. The film was cut into two different parts; I was very, very intrigued about the first (led by several great performances by the women), but I really did not care for the second (which was essentially a plot driven by all-monologue and camera). In the end, I really was more interested about the side characters from the first part. I probably would've enjoyed the film better if they expanded on the character Pilar. It was an alright film (taking into account I have never watched the original, 1931 version of the film).

I went out with my cousins just now and watched Bullet to the Head. Slept through half of it, and the parts I did watch were dumb. It was good to see Khal Drogo though!
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