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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Andrew » 05 Mar 2018, 10:33

I didn't see any movies in the theater in 2017, so I have no opinions on the merits of any of the Oscar choices, but I see that Deakins won for cinematography. Fucking finally.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Andrew » 05 Mar 2018, 10:36

dead_elvis wrote:
17 Jan 2018, 16:32
Saw Shape of Water last night.

Entirely predictable, but it made up for it by being absurdly heavy handed. Noting that I recognized actors from both Take Shelter and A Serious Man, I spent most of the movie wishing that the people who wrote *those* movies had written this one.
No wonder it won so many awards.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by dhex » 23 Mar 2018, 17:02

Saw a wrinkle in mecha Oprah 2020 last weekend. Some moments of really good cinematography and art direction but was largely confused. Also some moments of incredibly shitty art direction.

Did a bad job of explaining anything. Bad feelings are Satan?
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Ellie » 25 Mar 2018, 17:07

All this talk lately of A Wrinkle In Time just makes me miss The Toast (because it makes me think of her Dirtbag Mrs Whatsit)
MEG: where are we going
MRS WHATSIT: shut up and just enjoy the ride, baby
MEG: i was just wondering if–
MRS WHATSIT: well don’t
MEG: don’t…wonder?
MRS WHATSIT: don’t ask me stupid questions
I used to be a goddamn star, Meg
like in the SKY
what did you used to be
a seventh-grader?
lets compare those two things okay
MEG: i’m sorry, i didn’t–
MRS WHATSIT: everyone here who used to be an actual fucking star in the sky raise your hand
thats what i thought
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Warren » 25 Mar 2018, 17:55

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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Number 6 » 26 Mar 2018, 14:37

I took the kiddo to Wrinkle in Time, and while I think she enjoyed it, I was disappointed. Austin and I had joked about Oprah's part being a match for her ego, so when MechaOprah appeared on screen for the first time, it was a struggle to contain hysterical laughter. The girl playing Meg was entirely convincing, and had the sort of presence you can't look away from. That being said, the boy sidekick was a total non-entity straight from Disney's central casting, probably labeled 'generically good looking teen #224-D.' The scene in the suburban subdivision with the perfectly synchronized people, which scared me badly as a kid, lasts about 30 seconds in the movie, and has lost most of it's power. The sense of menace in the darkness, much less in It, just isn't there. I don't mind that they updated the book, but I do mind that they drained all the blood from it and made it into something that could have debuted on the Hallmark Channel.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by dhex » 26 Mar 2018, 20:23

agreed that female child lead was really good.

as a non-booker, the entire film made very little sense to me. extremely disjointed, and not in a fun peter greenaway sense.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Sandy » 26 Mar 2018, 23:34

dhex wrote:agreed that female child lead was really good.

as a non-booker, the entire film made very little sense to me. extremely disjointed, and not in a fun peter greenaway sense.
The book is hard enough to follow at times.
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Post by Number 6 » 26 Mar 2018, 23:59

Sandy wrote:
26 Mar 2018, 23:34
dhex wrote:agreed that female child lead was really good.

as a non-booker, the entire film made very little sense to me. extremely disjointed, and not in a fun peter greenaway sense.
The book is hard enough to follow at times.
Though the book is that way on purpose.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by JasonL » 27 Mar 2018, 09:16

I had a brief moment where i thought mechaoprah was a reference to Pac Rim 2

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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Ellie » 27 Mar 2018, 10:23

Number 6 wrote:
26 Mar 2018, 14:37
The scene in the suburban subdivision with the perfectly synchronized people, which scared me badly as a kid, lasts about 30 seconds in the movie, and has lost most of it's power.
Oh, that's lame! That's one of the few things I remember from the book, and it scared the shit out of me as a kid (it still creeps me out now, honestly).
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Post by Kolohe » 27 Mar 2018, 11:10

JasonL wrote:
27 Mar 2018, 09:16
I had a brief moment where i thought mechaoprah was a reference to Pac Rim 2
I'd watch that.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Aresen » 27 Mar 2018, 20:35

Saw Death of Stalin, blackly entertaining. Beria was played to perfection by Beale.

The fall of Beria was considerably compressed, but compares well with what has come out from various sources, mostly drawing on Khrushchev Remembers.

The final shot, with Brezhnev eyeing Khrushchev's back, was delicious.
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Post by Jennifer » 09 May 2018, 17:10

I watched Growing Up Smith, about an Indian immigrant boy living in 1979 America. His father named him Smith because it was an "all-American" name (true, though Dad clearly missed a couple of details). The movie started out sweet and funny, though it got rather sad at the end. Still, if it appears on a cable channel or Netflix subscription you already have anyway, I'd say it's worth watching (especially if you are old enough to personally remember the late 70s or early 80s; you need not be an immigrant from India, or any sort of immigrant at all, to get a nostalgia-kick from the technology and fads Smith was into back then).
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by lunchstealer » 09 May 2018, 18:25

Smith should've gotten on well with Ford Prefect, as both names are nicely inconspicuous.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 19 May 2018, 21:55

DP2 is great. Zazie Beetz is great.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Aresen » 22 May 2018, 20:33

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
19 May 2018, 21:55
DP2 is great. Zazie Beetz is great.
Just got back from it. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Wish they'd destroyed a little more of Vancouver, though.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Warren » 23 May 2018, 09:20

Aresen wrote:
22 May 2018, 20:33
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
19 May 2018, 21:55
DP2 is great. Zazie Beetz is great.
Just got back from it. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Wish they'd destroyed a little more of Vancouver, though.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Aresen » 23 May 2018, 16:16

Warren wrote:
23 May 2018, 09:20
Aresen wrote:
22 May 2018, 20:33
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
19 May 2018, 21:55
DP2 is great. Zazie Beetz is great.
Just got back from it. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Wish they'd destroyed a little more of Vancouver, though.
What do you have against Vancouver? I've never been.
Toxic levels of smug.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Warren » 23 May 2018, 17:12

Aresen wrote:
23 May 2018, 16:16
Warren wrote:
23 May 2018, 09:20
Aresen wrote:
22 May 2018, 20:33
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
19 May 2018, 21:55
DP2 is great. Zazie Beetz is great.
Just got back from it. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Wish they'd destroyed a little more of Vancouver, though.
What do you have against Vancouver? I've never been.
Toxic levels of smug.
I see. Run off from Seattle no doubt.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by lunchstealer » 23 May 2018, 18:44

Warren wrote:
23 May 2018, 17:12
Aresen wrote:
23 May 2018, 16:16
Warren wrote:
23 May 2018, 09:20
Aresen wrote:
22 May 2018, 20:33
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
19 May 2018, 21:55
DP2 is great. Zazie Beetz is great.
Just got back from it. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Wish they'd destroyed a little more of Vancouver, though.
What do you have against Vancouver? I've never been.
Toxic levels of smug.
I see. Run off from Seattle no doubt.
It's literally what happened when Seattle had a baby with Hollywood.

ETA: in a country run by Justin Trudeau.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by JD » 29 May 2018, 16:00

Saw DP2 over the weekend. Liked it a lot, maybe even more than the original, partly because they don't have to waste a lot of time with DP's origin story.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by thoreau » 09 Jun 2018, 12:01

Oceans 8> Solo
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 09 Jun 2018, 23:17

Hereditary is good but overhyped. It is actually frustrating because the acting is superb, it has best in genre apparitions, and gore effects that actually are horrifying (rather than merely gross). Unfortunately, the story blows its load too early, and the plot requires the characters to behave stupidly.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Kolohe » 09 Jun 2018, 23:23

Watched The Post tonight. It was decent, but only due to all the talent in front of and behind the screen. The story was rather weak, even by (especially by?) the standards of 'based on a true story'.

It was though probably the least time Matt Rhys sat in a makeup chair in the past 5 years.
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