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    getting mostly rave reviews but im siding with the 9% on rottentomatoes who are all saying a similar thing - the movie lacks an emotional center. for me, that center is the main reason i loved 'interstellar'.
  2. anyone watching season 3? ive been reading lately about the idea of gazing on the image and idea of the crucified christ, as a way of leading to personal transformation. i feel like that is one of the many themes of this show, when dealing with suffering. particularly, im thinking of nora at the end of season 1 and her family.
  3. Damon wanted the ship to go to Edmunds planet to see if it could sustain life. Cooper was planning to take the ship back to earth.
  4. William Fitzsimmons album The Sparrow and the Crow
  5. Regarding the Sampler and the ending, from an interview with Carruth:
  6. Couldn't disagree more. Without giving anything away, the film has a lot to say about identity and I certainly thought about my own life differently after seeing it.
  7. New Yorkers: Soderbergh will be moderating a Q&A at a screening on Saturday April 6th. This doesn't surprise me as the film borrows stylistically and at times thematically from 'Solaris'. This is one of those films that most people, including myself, will call more of an "experience". At the same time, there is a strong story here and it's very gettable, especially after seeing it a second time. I've read just about every review and this one most accurately matches my feelings on the film: http://www.chud.com/127987/review-upstream-color-sxsw/
  8. I'm seeing it in Philly Wednesday night and New York Saturday night. Carruth will be at both. Bought my NY ticket before I heard about the Philly screening but I figured I can benefit from seeing this one twice.
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    Blue Like Jazz (2012)

    I had no idea it would roll out with a distributor of that caliber. While it's no guarantee of a good film, it's enough to heighten my interest in the film. It's supposed to open pretty wide, actually. I didn't write down one of the numbers when I talked to Steve Taylor back in December, but he said it'll be Albuquerque by the second or third week, which, you know, isn't exactly L.A. or N.Y. or Chicago. saw it tonight in philly with a q & a with miller and taylor. taylor set they open april 13th in 25 markets and 100 screens. i thought the film was excellent. the trailer captures the tone of the film pretty well.
  10. stumbled upon this one through netflix instant view. anyone seen it? centers around a vamipre, werewolf, and ghost, who live together and bond because of their differences. in addition to the interesting themes, it shifts beautifully from hilarious to melodramatic (almost like shaun of the dead). i'm only a few episodes in but there also seems to be a "big bad" lurking, ala buffy. it's really wonderfully done all around.
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    War Horse

    i feel like the score confused this movie for me. the music was certainly beautiful but i feel like almost each time the music swelled, it happened way too soon and that kind of goes with spielbergs reputation of not earning the emotion present in the scene. i really enjoyed the movie but needed to disconnect myself from when the score got big.
  12. when the film ended, there was a combination of laughter and groans. mostly laughter but not the satisfying kind. my impression was that people were disappointed with the ending and the film. did anyone else experience this reaction?
  13. Life is Beautiful Story of the Weeping Camel Millions
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    To End All Wars

    Apparently the directors cut is motivated by this idea : "There was one primary reason for not reaching its target audience — the F-bomb."
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    I found this odd as well. Am I really supposed to believe that the Island folks were more important to Desmond and Penny than their own son? From what I understood, since we were seeing it from Jacks perspective, these were the people that were most important to Jack. Now I'm just trying to think if something Christian Shepherd says contradicts that.
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    This is tbe best review I've read. One of its points is that it's a little more complicated than simply purgatory.
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    Maybe not grace but certainly hard earned. I think this was contrasted by showing Ben being awakened but not being about to "move on", whereas Jack embraced his awakening, mainly because of his hard earned saving of the island. I thought the finale was perfect, both universes. I know there's been expressed disappointment particularly in the island aspect of the story but I don't really know if there's a pressing unanswered question I have about it.
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    i agree. and beyond that, it's the most vivid portrayal of spiritual warfare (at least as i've experienced it) that i've ever seen on screen.
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    That's always been my impression, that Jacob and Flocke are holding each other in balance, that one is the yin to the other's yang. You've got the stones, their outfits, even the actors' physical features/hair color -- they're all opposites. If it's going to be the old dualism/existentialism thing again, I'm bored now, but with only seven episodes left, will see it through. Beth, have you noticed the Buffy similarities lately? Hellmouth, potentials/replacements, the First.
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    It does appear as if Lockes life is better without the plane crashing, however he does lack faith in this new life.
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    Hawaii, Oslo

    Love the movie. Question about the ending.
  22. Lost Souls is beautiful to look at and a great character study.
  23. Can anyone think of any films that relate in theme to Seven Pounds? My movie discussion group has started a smaller follow up viewing where we watch a film that deals with the same topic to our main meeting. For example, we just watched "Winter Light" as a follow up to "Doubt".
  24. i dont understand this reaction at all. just because the film is told through the perspective of a german boy, doesn't mean he then becomes the only character we care about. the jewish characters are present to break our hearts at the atrocities and they do a damn good job at that. and hell, the only reason we care about the german is because of his innocence.
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