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I'm 13 minutes in to Only God Forgives and I can already tell that Pitcos is going to absolutely love it. Gosling is playing EXACTLY the same character as in Drive.

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Nah, Brit Marling is fantastic, I really admire what she's done.

 

Sound Of My Voice was alright. I thought Another Earth was far better and slightly fantastic. Really looking forward to The East.

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She gets her vegan food from rummaging through bins. She's a freegan*, apparently.

 

I think 'freegan' is middle class for 'twat'. Possibly.

 

I'll admit to looking forward to seeing The East. I'd always tried to avoid her before, but I might need to give Another Earth a try.

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She gets her vegan food from rummaging through bins. She's a freegan*, apparently.

 

I think 'freegan' is middle class for 'twat'. Possibly

 

Brit Marling is fucking brilliant. The future of cinema.

 

But she's not a freegan; no more than De Niro's a taxi driver. She lived in a freegan community for a little while as research while writing The East.

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I'm 13 minutes in to Only God Forgives and I can already tell that Pitcos is going to absolutely love it. Gosling is playing EXACTLY the same character as in Drive.

 

Someone else told me today he also plays the same character in the pine trees film.

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Saw The World's End on Sunday and enjoyed it. It's got some funny moments, I didn't quite know where the story was going to go which was nice, and it had a bit of the John Wyndhams about it. Paddy Considine and Rosamund Pike were both very good. The only real problem I had was Simon Pegg's character, who is maybe just a bit too much of an unlikeable twat in it. I can see what they were trying to go for with the character and Pegg plays it really well, but if he'd just been slightly less of a twat I'd have probably liked the film as a whole a bit more.

 

Last night, we went to a screening of Springsteen & I, which is one of those documentaries where all the content has been sent in by the public. I loved it as a massive Springsteen fanboy, and it just reminded me of how brilliant the man and his music are, but I don't know how well it'd go with a non-fan. There were some really good stories in there - the Danish bloke, the British factory worker who went to MSG to see him - but there were some right weirdos (American, mostly) who submitted films as well. If you like Bruce, it's a must-see, because it just reinforces all the joy, the passion, and the connection that people have with him. If you can't stand anything he's done then firstly, you'll not get much out of the film, and secondly, you have made me very sad.

 

EDIT: Oh yeah, and over the end credits of Springsteen & I there's an amazing supercut style thing of 'Born To Run' performances, starting in 1975 and going through his entire career, cutting at certain points in the song to the late 70s, early 80s, 1985, 90s, early 2000s, 2009 and then 2013 - and there's no drop in quality at any point during those forty years. It's a brilliant way to end the film.

 

"I'm his friend but he's never met me." and my favourite was the guy who didn't like Bruce Springsteen and wanted him to shorten his shows. Haha!

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I'm 13 minutes in to Only God Forgives and I can already tell that Pitcos is going to absolutely love it. Gosling is playing EXACTLY the same character as in Drive.

 

Someone else told me today he also plays the same character in the pine trees film.

 

It looks like it could be like that, doesn't it?

 

Only God Forgives is rubbish. At least with Drive there is something of an interesting story and things make sense and it has a beginning, middle and end. This film is just slooooooooooooooooooooow, then some violence, then Gosling staring, then more violence, then Kristin Scott Thomas swearing, a slow shot down a corridor, a few shots of fuck all, more violence and then it ends. Looks and sounds lovely. But it's crap.

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Gosling is well and truly typecasted now. Need a closed mouthed border line retard and he's your man, which is a shame because the first film I saw him play that role was Lars and the Real Girl which I really like. He's the kind of actor that can elevate by the numbers romantic fluff to enjoyable as well but he seems to dodge those films. If I didn't have jungle fever for Idris Elba he'd definitely be at the top of my man crush list as well.

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Just rewatched House of 1000 corpses for the first time in about 6-7 years. It's still garbage with little flares of goodness in it, mainly it's subtler nods to 70s horror. I really want to see Rob Zombie direct a film he had nothing to do with writing to see what he can do because left on his own his films become self indulgent shite......starring Sheri Moon.

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I'm 13 minutes in to Only God Forgives and I can already tell that Pitcos is going to absolutely love it. Gosling is playing EXACTLY the same character as in Drive.

 

I can't understand how someone who loves films as much as you do could be posting on the forum while watching, 80% of the films I watch are throwaway toss but I still turn the lights down, don't play with my phone or computer and try to immerse myself in the experience.

I see it on Facebook too "15 minutes into the Expendables 2 and it's wicked". Surely if it's so wicked you could stop thinking about facebook for 2 hours and wait til it's over to talk about it.

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I loved Only God Forgives, Drive and Place Beyond The Pines :(. I'm blinded by my man crush on Gosling.

And the fact he's most likely sniffed the pipe out of Eva Mendes at some stage in the bedroom, ups my respect for the man even more.

 

I've actually watched Drive 7 times and read the book thrice.

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I'm 13 minutes in to Only God Forgives and I can already tell that Pitcos is going to absolutely love it. Gosling is playing EXACTLY the same character as in Drive.

 

I can't understand how someone who loves films as much as you do could be posting on the forum while watching, 80% of the films I watch are throwaway toss but I still turn the lights down, don't play with my phone or computer and try to immerse myself in the experience.

I see it on Facebook too "15 minutes into the Expendables 2 and it's wicked". Surely if it's so wicked you could stop thinking about facebook for 2 hours and wait til it's over to talk about it.

 

Just so you don't look like a pig ignorant herbert next time, I posted that because I had PAUSED the film so I could make my daughter some supper and while I was waiting for it to cook, I took the opportunity to reply to some emails, check Letterboxd, check here, and see if there were any more bald Karen Gillan pictures.

 

You watch films the way you want, and I'll watch them the way I have to. And fuck off as well.

 

I loved Only God Forgives, Drive and Place Beyond The Pines :(. I'm blinded by my man crush on Gosling.

And the fact he's most likely sniffed the pipe out of Eva Mendes at some stage in the bedroom, ups my respect for the man even more.

 

I've actually watched Drive 7 times and read the book thrice.

 

I really liked Drive, Branquey. I preferred The Driver, which I'm sure was its main influence, but I still enjoyed it. I thought it had flaws but I didn't think Only God Forgives had enough interesting stuff going on to paper over those cracks. It looked and sounded awesome. It actually started really promisingly, it had a David Lynch vibe to it.

 

SPOILER - Highlight the black box to read

Then Gosling said "Wanna fight?" and I just couldn't take it even slightly seriously after that.

 

 

I'm glad I watched it, though, because Refn nearly made something out of nothing

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House Of 1000 Corpses is pretty much toss. I thought The Devil's Rejects was a massive step up, though.

 

The Devils Rejects is a film i've seen about 3 times and I'm still not sure if I like it. Totally agree that its a huge step up from Corpses but aside from looking nice and having a cool song at the end its a very unlikeable film.

 

I still hate Zombie for those Halloween remakes though. Terrible, terrible films. The whole back story in the first film played out like some terrible fan fiction and the sequel managed to be even worse. I turned it off out of sheer boredom which almost never happens.

 

I think Zombie has a similar thing to Kevin Smith going on where as he has his bubble of fans that think he can do no wrong and he manages to get films hes written made with little or no interference and therein lies the problem. Left to their own devices their output is getting shitter and shitter. Smith tried to make Cop Out to prove he could be a Director and make a studio film and we know how that went. Would be interesting to see what Zombie could do.

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