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seeing a sneak preview of this tonight:
http://www.starterfor10.com/

children of mentalists (get bent), Sunday, 11 February 2007 21:35 (fourteen years ago) link

STARTER FOR 10, 2006, Picture House, 96 min. Dir. Tom Vaughn. A working-class student from Essex navigating his first year at Bristol University, Brian (James McAvoy, of SHAMELESS) has a lot to prove. While his hometown mates worry about him turning into a poncey wanker, Brian’s biggest concern is making the team for the long-running British television quiz show University Challenge. Brian also finds himself romantically torn between two very different co-eds: ultra-fit blonde bombshell and University Challenge teammate Alice (Alice Eve), and thoughtful, politically-conscious Rebecca Epstein (Rebecca Hall, of THE PRESTIGE). With Margaret Thatcher’s economically depressed UK as a backdrop, and a killer, pitchperfect soundtrack—featuring music by The Cure, Wham!, Bananarama, Yaz, The Smiths, New Order, Tears For Fears, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Buzzcocks, and The Psychedelic Furs—in the foreground, STARTER FOR TEN is the great British teen 80s movie that never was.

children of mentalists (get bent), Sunday, 11 February 2007 21:40 (fourteen years ago) link

Looks obnoxious, but I hope you enjoyed it.

Not For Use as Infant Nog (A-Ron Hubbard), Monday, 12 February 2007 04:24 (fourteen years ago) link

it was nice. i did enjoy it.

children of mentalists (get bent), Monday, 12 February 2007 06:35 (fourteen years ago) link

like a lot of american hipster kids, most of my knowledge of university challenge comes from the young ones.

children of mentalists (get bent), Monday, 12 February 2007 07:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Haha. Fuck you all, I'm here again.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 12 February 2007 07:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Well, I was going to unlock you and Alfred today. Before any of the other 4,000 Noise admins did.

Bill Weber (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:20 (fourteen years ago) link

im sure they would have ;O}

i saw Johnnie To's Exiled, which was more fun than i expected, and i expected a whole lot of fun.

Schal Atznavour (fxzxffx), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:25 (fourteen years ago) link

I think I LOL'ed more at Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World than at Borat! Brooks relentlessly makes "Albert Brooks" look bad, and most of the time it's intentional.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:42 (fourteen years ago) link

I got dragged to the horrible piece of shit known as Babel last night, ugh.

By the end, I kept rooting for all the characters to die.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Monday, 12 February 2007 16:09 (fourteen years ago) link

so it IS Globo-Crash.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 February 2007 16:23 (fourteen years ago) link

decasia
GOOD

false cat (sleep), Monday, 12 February 2007 16:25 (fourteen years ago) link

looking for comedy in the muslim world is one of the worst unfunniest movies i have ever seen.

a mediocre black-and-white cookie in a cellophane wrapper (hanks1ockli), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:05 (fourteen years ago) link

well, that's Y U R an Xcellent reverse barometer for such things

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:09 (fourteen years ago) link

DO THE RIGHT THING

jw (ex machina), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:10 (fourteen years ago) link

District B13. Frenchy Kung fu? Waht? WHEEEEE!!FUNZ!!!

John Justen, surrounded by frail, wispy people. (John Justen), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:14 (fourteen years ago) link

"parkour" (and the two guyz in DB13 are mega-hawt)

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:17 (fourteen years ago) link

Pan's Labyrinth

Saw trailer for Starter for 10. It looks like a wish fulfillment piece of dung.

Nu-Edward III (edward iii), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:46 (fourteen years ago) link

'come and see'
'big trouble in little china'
episodes 2&3 of 'band of brothers'

bohren un der club of gear (bohren un der club of gear), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:49 (fourteen years ago) link

american office 1st season + some 2nd
MST3K - teenage caveman

69 (pete), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:50 (fourteen years ago) link

gear i've been rewatching BoB myself. i love it. except for two episodes, the hanks-directed one and the donnie wahlberg voiceover one. both make the mistake of trying to get inside the characters' heads in really artificial ways.

the bascogne episode about the medic is just amazing though.

a mediocre black-and-white cookie in a cellophane wrapper (hanks1ockli), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:51 (fourteen years ago) link

well, that's Y U R an Xcellent reverse barometer for such things

-- Dr Morbius (wjwe...), Today. (later)

zing?

a mediocre black-and-white cookie in a cellophane wrapper (hanks1ockli), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:51 (fourteen years ago) link

i think the whole series is pretty, s1ocki. i could have done without the v.o. in the wahlberg one, but i think the overall episode is nearly as good as 'bastogne'. truly the greatest generation.

bohren un der club of gear (bohren un der club of gear), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:54 (fourteen years ago) link

I was just about to post that BOB was great other than episode 7 (WAHLBERG EPISODE) which sucks. I just watched the last three yesterday and that one really pissed me off.

(Which one is the speilberg one?)

John Justen, surrounded by frail, wispy people. (John Justen), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:55 (fourteen years ago) link

"the puma man" and "werewolf" on mst3k

latebloomer (clonefeed), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:55 (fourteen years ago) link

i dunno i think that wahlberg one is ace, what with half the company breaking down or getting blown apart and all that.

bohren un der club of gear (bohren un der club of gear), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:57 (fourteen years ago) link

there's some really great stuff in the wahlberg one but they should just strip the VO blade runner director's cut style, it's totally unnecessary and really badly written.

i love the stuff with the ineffectual CO though.

the hanks one is the one where jonesy keeps flashing back to shooting that german kid in teh field. he goes to paris etc. it's sort of a grab-bag episode. not bad, but i didn't need that flashback stuff. all of the trauma is so apparent already, we don't need to get all emo about it.

a mediocre black-and-white cookie in a cellophane wrapper (hanks1ockli), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Well, I was going to unlock you and Alfred today.

I don't think you should. I like that, somewhere out there, there was a thread I had been banned from.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 12 February 2007 18:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus doc. Weird.
I'm Alan Partridge (Tv show series). Like curb your enthusiasm, but funnier, although filled with britishes.
Collateral. Eh.

John Justen, surrounded by frail, wispy people. (John Justen), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 23:41 (fourteen years ago) link

Rome, Open City on in one minute on IFC

milo (milo), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 00:01 (fourteen years ago) link

i've got the hidden on the way from netflix.

children of mentalists (get bent), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 03:57 (fourteen years ago) link

season two of the Wire. i mean, i love this show, but getting the detail back together was a bit too much like getting the band together, you know?

giboyojimbo (gbx), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 03:59 (fourteen years ago) link

I am getting nowhere with Blow-Up? I kind of just hate everyone in it.

Laurel (Laurel), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 04:13 (fourteen years ago) link

i watched "chinese roulette" this weekend, what fassbinder should i watch next?

bell labs (bell_labs), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 04:31 (fourteen years ago) link

xpost I wasn't all that excited by Blow-Up either.

Shadowcat (A-Ron Hubbard), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 04:35 (fourteen years ago) link

what fassbinder should i watch next?

"satan's brew" is hilarious

amon (amon), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 04:40 (fourteen years ago) link

Blow Out >>>> Blow-Up

I love it when The Wire does their seasonal getting the band back together arc.

milo (milo), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 05:28 (fourteen years ago) link

MXC just arrived from netflix. Yeah, the dumb spike show. I'll let y'all know.

John Justen, surrounded by frail, wispy people. (John Justen), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 06:05 (fourteen years ago) link

MXC isn't a movie, but it's as great as either Jackass.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 07:14 (fourteen years ago) link

I haven't seen Blow Out in a while but that one and Blow-Up are so different .... Blow-Up is more about the non sequiturs and distractions than the actual "thriller" aspect

dmr (dmr), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 13:46 (fourteen years ago) link

Working from home today means TCM until I can't stands it! Hello Ship of Fools (& expository little person)!

David RER (Frank Fiore), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:06 (fourteen years ago) link

& young George Segal!!!!

David RER (Frank Fiore), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:11 (fourteen years ago) link

Michael Dunn!

You're not sposed to like anyone in Blowup, cept Vanessa R on principle.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:32 (fourteen years ago) link

THE DEPARTED! - specifically avoided ilx threads about it so I don't really know the consensus or whatever, but wow, quite a ride. Mark Wahlburg is a fucking treat in it - "how's your mother?" "tired from fuckin my father"! haha, actually it was "fathah". Well done on the Boston accents (for the most part), boys!

nklshs (nklshs), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:40 (fourteen years ago) link

getting that later this week from netflix, can't wait

false cat (sleep), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:42 (fourteen years ago) link

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus doc. Weird.

hated this so much

a mediocre black-and-white cookie in a cellophane wrapper (hanks1ockli), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:02 (fourteen years ago) link

My Super Ex-GF

Nu-Edward III (edward iii), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:16 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMndH4egfSk

impermanent rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 21:12 (fourteen years ago) link

the flashback aspect of that hanks band of brothers episode was hokey, but fucking winters' plan to attack the germans was amazing! i would gladly fight for that man.

on the same ww2 tip, i watched flags of our fathers last night, which i thought was an out-and-out AWFUL movie. the worst buddy-buddy dialogue i have ever heard, and the whole narrative worked as flashbacks within a larger flashback, and pretty much the last scene is an old man's dying words. wtf clint. i don't think i can see iwo jima again.

also watched taxi driver again. it had been a while. reading easy riders, raging bulls for the 40th time and it makes me wish i had all the time in the world to screen everything biskind writes about. also, that's seriously the most sexist book i have ever read outside maybe the bible.

Jams Murphy (ystrickler), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 22:01 (fourteen years ago) link

i don't think i can see iwo jima NOW, i should say. i have not seen that movie.

Jams Murphy (ystrickler), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 22:02 (fourteen years ago) link

loved the conversation between a shaving mentalist and the grieving for his job junior analyst

youre going to fire me later arent you
*non committal grunt*
this is all i ever wanted to do
really?

Cooper Chucklebutt, Friday, 30 December 2011 04:15 (nine years ago) link

i thought margin call was ok but it had problems, yeah

stanley tucci and kevin spacey were playing kinda the same character? and tucci seemed more interesting to me.

the frantic overnight investigation/preparation is done w/o any mention of government at all.

burying his dog was a lame scene, but the bit with spacey in the exec cafeteria, totally defeating, knowing he's chained to a rotting ship, was great

slandblox goole, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:42 (nine years ago) link

i saw the fincher 'dragon tattoo' which was not that great the more i think about it. it has an unbelievable 90s cgi bondage music video credit sequence that had me cracking up hard

slandblox goole, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:44 (nine years ago) link

tooch was great in margin call, but when has tooch ever not been great

max max max max, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:49 (nine years ago) link

the frantic overnight investigation/preparation is done w/o any mention of government at all

someone says that they are doing this before the fed(s) can react and try to slow them

Hongro4AS (nakhchivan), Friday, 30 December 2011 16:50 (nine years ago) link

yup by noon the feds are gonna be all over our asses slowing us down

Cooper Chucklebutt, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:14 (nine years ago) link

lol i guess i meant the bailouts that actually occurred

slandblox goole, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:16 (nine years ago) link

yeah i think thats the next step if their plan doesnt work, they werent even thinking that far out

Cooper Chucklebutt, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:17 (nine years ago) link

and obvs none of them want that as they were more in the bear/lehman mold of being hours from insolvency ie they were not gonna get bailed out, best they could hope for is their company gets bought for cents on the dollar w/the help of govt guarantees

Cooper Chucklebutt, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:20 (nine years ago) link

btw re lamps comments abt physical space, when they were talking abt 'floors' were they talking abt trading floors, floors of a building, or BOTH

Cooper Chucklebutt, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:22 (nine years ago) link

yeah

loved demi moore btw

xp i kinda took it that 'floor' is sort of an abstract area almost? like 'world' or something. idk.

slandblox goole, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:23 (nine years ago) link

flooring me w/ these insights dudes

Hongro4AS (nakhchivan), Friday, 30 December 2011 17:29 (nine years ago) link

p sure they were talking abt trading floors but they did use elevators a lot too so idk

Cooper Chucklebutt, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:32 (nine years ago) link

i guess there was a bit of a disconnect w/ the sudden firing preceding sthing which was otherwise indicated as a great revelation

Hongro4AS (nakhchivan), Friday, 30 December 2011 17:32 (nine years ago) link

yeah they never explained the opening masacre, guessing prob the company realized it wasnt in the greatest spot but more based on the general economy, then the big reveal was that they were in a terrible spot based on what they were doing particularly

Cooper Chucklebutt, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:35 (nine years ago) link

yeah i suppose getting rid of risk management ppl in particular was supposed to convey 'institutional denial'

Hongro4AS (nakhchivan), Friday, 30 December 2011 17:36 (nine years ago) link

yeah good call

Cooper Chucklebutt, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:37 (nine years ago) link

this is a good film and movies movies movies movies readers who haven't been cajoled into seeing it by peer pressure alone, shd be mindful of seeing it just because it is a good film

Hongro4AS (nakhchivan), Friday, 30 December 2011 17:38 (nine years ago) link

havent watched it & am trying to avoid u guyz talking abt it but fyi u can "rent" it on amazon.com instant videos - four bucks

j crunchwrap supreme, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:41 (nine years ago) link

rewatched Late Spring last night with my roommate — I don't think he was impressed

tanuki, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:46 (nine years ago) link

suggest banshun?

Hongro4AS (nakhchivan), Friday, 30 December 2011 17:49 (nine years ago) link

wd

tanuki, Friday, 30 December 2011 18:01 (nine years ago) link

just watched tree of life

tanuki, Saturday, 31 December 2011 03:48 (nine years ago) link

I watched it again a few days ago. I think it's officially my gf's favorite movie at this point.

iatee, Saturday, 31 December 2011 03:57 (nine years ago) link

I feel like it's probably one of the few movies that would be a deal-breaker for me trusting someone else's taste if they didn't like it.

tanuki, Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:23 (nine years ago) link

h8 that movie

Cooper Chucklebutt, Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:24 (nine years ago) link

*breaks deal with cooper chucklebutt, wonders if God hears my anguished cries of loneliness*

t. silaviver, Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:27 (nine years ago) link

congrats, I'm really impressed by yr cynicism

tanuki, Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:30 (nine years ago) link

its that movie thats cynical fwiw

Cooper Chucklebutt, Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:31 (nine years ago) link

"what if cooper chucklebutt created love?"

t. silaviver, Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:33 (nine years ago) link

seriously, trolling aside what did you dislike about it?

tanuki, Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:36 (nine years ago) link

im on a shitty for typing ipad atm so I can't really do it justice but in short the negative Christian vibes brought me down, I complained extensively abt it on the big board fwiw, also I love both his 70s movies, recent work I have more reservations abt

Cooper Chucklebutt, Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:39 (nine years ago) link

I was probably a bit too unequivocal earlier. I just found it extremely moving — painfully so.

tanuki, Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:45 (nine years ago) link

I am on a '50s(ish) movie musical kick right now.

seven brides for seven brothers
vagabond king
there's no business show business
inspector general

what else do i watch?

remy bean in exile, Saturday, 31 December 2011 14:55 (nine years ago) link

oh kay el ay ech oh em ay!

Mordy, Saturday, 31 December 2011 14:59 (nine years ago) link

also Carousal

Mordy, Saturday, 31 December 2011 14:59 (nine years ago) link

South Pacific is super ugly, but greatest music ever. Singing in the Rain obv classic too...

Mordy, Saturday, 31 December 2011 15:07 (nine years ago) link

the pajama game!

tanuki, Saturday, 31 December 2011 15:07 (nine years ago) link

The Band Wagon, Gigi

when has tooch ever not been great

playing pervy killer ned flanders in The Lovely Bones

Dr Morbius, Saturday, 31 December 2011 15:17 (nine years ago) link

i was way into tree of life. it really annoyed me that people in the cinema started whining about how long it was as soon as the credits started to roll. like the running time is on the poster.

judith, Saturday, 31 December 2011 16:07 (nine years ago) link

I have watched all of the Rogers & Hammerstein musicals too many times, but I will queue up Pajama Game, Band Wagon, and Gigi

remy bean in exile, Saturday, 31 December 2011 16:33 (nine years ago) link

haha its hard for me to believe "stanley tucci as perverted serial killer ned flanders" is bad but im never going to watch the lovely bones so ill take your word for it

max max max max, Saturday, 31 December 2011 16:39 (nine years ago) link

i hear he based it on his real shitty persona

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/f123/katiezo/septemberb/stanleytuccicreep.jpg

remy bean in exile, Saturday, 31 December 2011 16:41 (nine years ago) link

what about his really shitty ties

Lord Sotosyn, Saturday, 31 December 2011 16:45 (nine years ago) link

i like to think stanley is reenacting this photo of zero mostel doing the same thing that i saw once. forget who the leeree was tho!

slandblox goole, Saturday, 31 December 2011 17:01 (nine years ago) link

haha its hard for me to believe "stanley tucci as perverted serial killer ned flanders" is bad but im never going to watch the lovely bones so ill take your word for it

― max max max max, Saturday, December 31, 2011 11:39 AM (23 minutes ago) Bookmark Permalink

lol my exact reaction

Cooper Chucklebutt, Saturday, 31 December 2011 17:03 (nine years ago) link

although if im being totally honest w/myself i have to admit i will likely watch lovely bones on tv some day

Cooper Chucklebutt, Saturday, 31 December 2011 17:05 (nine years ago) link

I'd rather wear Tucci's tie for the rest of my life than watch TLB again.

Lord Sotosyn, Saturday, 31 December 2011 17:06 (nine years ago) link

that bad huh

Cooper Chucklebutt, Saturday, 31 December 2011 17:07 (nine years ago) link


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