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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:54 pm

Last night I was farting around online, watching YouTube videos, but at 11:45 I remembered that Tommy Wiseau's The Room (2003) was starting at my neighborhood theater in 15 minutes! I saw it on DVD back in 2011, so it was a very different experience this time, with the rowdy midnight movie crowd shouting out comments and throwing plastic spoons.

I followed it up this afternoon with a matinee of The Disaster Artist (2017), which tells the story of the making of The Room, with James Franco doing an amazing portrayal of Tommy Wiseau.

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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:16 pm

Big Story in a Little City (Մեծ պատմություն փոքր քաղաքում) (2006) — A man in Yerevan is crushed by a falling piano, and hilarity ensues when the morgue gets his body mixed up with that of a similar-looking gangster. I saw this at a film festival ten years ago, so it was time to see it again.

Baby Bump (2015) — :blink: Say what you will about Japan, but when it comes to WTF cinema, nobody beats Eastern Europe.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby DSQueenie » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:12 pm

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On Neo Yokio. It was like an amiable failure. I get why people didn't like it but I could also see the hard work. Jaden might be famous because of nepotism but he has some talent.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:46 pm

Get Out ★★★
Entirely underwhelming, especially the reveal and the ending. The reveal was the biggest letdown. No desire to watch this again with someone else.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:06 pm

Tonight at SF IndieFest I saw Top Knot Detective (2017). It's an Australian mockumentary about a bizarre, low-budget, samurai TV series from Japan that was a cult hit in Australia: "the gold standard of shitty '90s Japanese V-cinema," as one interviewee describes it. (No, the series didn't really exist.) It's an absolutely brilliant parody of Japanese entertainment and marketing, and the more familiar you are with these things, the more you'll get out of it. Bonus points for special appearances by Guitar Wolf and Shonen Knife!

One gripe: when the name "Koike" appeared onscreen, in subtitles or elsewhere, it was misspelled as "Kioke" about 75% of the time. Was this intentional?

I'm surprised that so few people came to see this film. There were only about 30-40 people in the theater, and this was the only screening at the festival. I'll buy it if it comes out on DVD or Blu-ray.



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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:34 pm

About the Pink Sky (ももいろそらを) (2011) — A quirky indie dramedy about a high school girl named Izumi, whose hobby is rating newspaper articles, mostly with negative values, because the news is usually bad. After she finds a wallet containing ¥300,000, her life starts to get interesting. Or at least different. It's not as if things go crazy or out of control. It's a pretty low-key film, but with plenty of charm.

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