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Regarding the late Powers Boothe, I liked his Philip Marlowe in the 1980s HBO miniseries. Also, the shows hewed closely to the original stories and captured, albeit with a touch of parody, Chandler's Noir L.A.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote:Regarding the late Powers Boothe, I liked his Philip Marlowe in the 1980s HBO miniseries. Also, the shows hewed closely to the original stories and captured, albeit with a touch of parody, Chandler's Noir L.A.
Ooh, will have to check those out.
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Warren wrote:Say db, have you ever seen Tampopo? Just curious what your take would be.
Nope, but it's now on the list.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote:Regarding the late Powers Boothe, I liked his Philip Marlowe in the 1980s HBO miniseries. Also, the shows hewed closely to the original stories and captured, albeit with a touch of parody, Chandler's Noir L.A.
I remember those from my childhood. My dad was a big fan. I don't recall specifics, but whenever someone mentions noir of that genre, the world I picture is less Maltese Falcon and more HBO's Phillip Marlowe.
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I saw a revival of Near Darkat a theater the other night and really loved it. I can only describe it as "grimy vampire Western" - kind of Lost Boys meets Natural Born Killers. And it stars Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, and Jenette Goldstein, and was directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who also did The Hurt Locker!
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JD wrote:I saw a revival of Near Darkat a theater the other night and really loved it. I can only describe it as "grimy vampire Western" - kind of Lost Boys meets Natural Born Killers. And it stars Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, and Jenette Goldstein, and was directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who also did The Hurt Locker!
Best American vampire movie, except maybe for Only Lovers Left Alive, and that may not be 'Merican Enuf. Definitely not thematically.
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Fin Fang Foom wrote:
JD wrote:I saw a revival of Near Darkat a theater the other night and really loved it. I can only describe it as "grimy vampire Western" - kind of Lost Boys meets Natural Born Killers. And it stars Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, and Jenette Goldstein, and was directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who also did The Hurt Locker!
Best American vampire movie, except maybe for Only Lovers Left Alive, and that may not be 'Merican Enuf. Definitely not thematically.
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I seem to remember Ravenous was pretty enjoyable, and was *quasi*-vampirish.
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dead_elvis wrote:I seem to remember Ravenous was pretty enjoyable, and was *quasi*-vampirish.
Wendigos ain't vampires.
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That one in alaska wasn't too bad.
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JD wrote:I saw a revival of Near Darkat a theater the other night and really loved it. I can only describe it as "grimy vampire Western" - kind of Lost Boys meets Natural Born Killers. And it stars Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, and Jenette Goldstein, and was directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who also did The Hurt Locker!
It's a really good movie. Definitely the best US vampire movie. Same screenwriter as The Hitcher (who may be a lunatic).

Hopefully the revival means a decent blu-ray release is on its way.
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Watching Kinsey. Neeson as Data wanting to become a real, fully functional boy isn't remotely convincing.
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dbcooper wrote:Watching Kinsey. Neeson as Data wanting to become a real, fully functional boy isn't remotely convincing.
Also he's way too old to play a mid-twenties virgin. He's about 40(?) and playing an awkward young nerd who just wants to fuck, but looks like a 40 year old prude. Come on!
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I mean shit, he would just want to nut! He would have the instinct.
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Yeah, this movie is garbage.
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Fin Fang Foom wrote:
dead_elvis wrote:I seem to remember Ravenous was pretty enjoyable, and was *quasi*-vampirish.
Wendigos ain't vampires.
Indeed. I had it stuck in my memory as a vampire movie, but google was *mostly* saying cannibals; In my memory's defense, Ebert's review starts off with:
Of course a vampire is simply a cannibal with good table manners
and ends with:
"Ravenous'' is clever in the way it avoids most of the cliches of the vampire movie by using cannibalism, and most of the cliches of the cannibal movie by using vampirism.
and this site at least considered it close enough to be a question:

http://taliesinttlg.blogspot.com/2015/1 ... enous.html
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Well the first episode of the new Twin Peaks was very Mulholland Drive.
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dbcooper wrote:Well the first episode of the new Twin Peaks was very Mulholland Drive.
That would be a recommendation from my point of view.
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Kolohe wrote:
dbcooper wrote:Well the first episode of the new Twin Peaks was very Mulholland Drive.
That would be a recommendation from my point of view.
If it has that one scene with Naomi Watts and Laura Harring I'll be in my bunk...
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Sounds like this year's Cannes selection is pretty dire. They seem to have really embraced film's irrelevance.

It's also amusing, in an eye-rolling way, listening to a bunch of wanky film critics talk about how an experimental, non-narative Agnes Varda "film" is "profoundly democratic".
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All I keep seeing about Cannes is the dust up over Netflix movies not following their goofy theater rules.
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Painboy wrote:All I keep seeing about Cannes is the dust up over Netflix movies not following their goofy theater rules.
Yeah, that's probably the only thing newsworthy this year, and a motivation behind my "embracing irrelevance" comment.
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Notably, Netflix seems to be following the US theater rules for the Oscars.
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I guess the other thing of note is that there are quite a lot fewer screenings this year, as all require tight, airport style, security, which is expensive and a real pain ...
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An idiot on Twin Peaks wrote:The violence against women in the first two episodes, especially in comparison to what was experienced by men, stands out as perhaps the most antiquated element of the new series--a series we’re looking forward to following, but hoping that it remembers women deserve as much a chance to be heroes as men.
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