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 Post subject: Re: Phook Movie Club
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Left a lot of opinions out there bees. Sleep on it then come to the table with some thoughts. My lengthy post should give you a good jumping off point.

Would also love your thoughts list you lazy bum


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The entire side story of Leo/Jones/Yoakam/Bob the cook seemed under developed and thus unnecessary. Like they wanted to paint this picture of small town west texas life but didnt give it the depth of story or screen time to achieve success. After reading Ebert's review, I liked this stuff more. I liked his line that west texas is a hard land for men and a heartbreaking one for women. I felt this as I watched, I suppose. still kinda missed the mark on all of this though.

I didnt enjoy the end much. He gets to Mel's town and no one knows who he was. I do not understand how to feel about this and am left to wonder wtf this estrada dude was really all about. His friend went through a lot to get him back to his proper burial grounds and it turns out he was just a liar. Or, did the woman he claimed was his wife actually recognize Estrada?

I think the movie suffered from trying to be a little too cute with the skipping storylines in the beginning. A more linear storyline would have been just fine.

I dont know. Not really good about writing or talking about this stuff. Movie just missed the mark for me overall. Was not bad. I am glad I watched it. I will likely never watch it again.


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So this thing isn't worth my three dollars? ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Phook Movie Club
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No it is
Especially if you want to be cool and participate in this club
Also, go to the library


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 Post subject: Re: Phook Movie Club
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GATOR, did post a review? Did cpj or list?


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 Post subject: Re: Phook Movie Club
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 Post subject: Re: Phook Movie Club
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I mean I feel it is fair that he wait until others have since he has seen it and recommended it

I want to know why he loves that movie so much


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I agree with what most of what Ebert said.

I loved it because westerns are the only real American genre and theres not a lot of heart of a cowboy (or Indian) being crushed through modern times and loss of a lifestyle flicks out there. Not saying that 3 Burials fits that to a T but to me it feels like the other two I mentioned, Tom Horn, Hud, The Misfits, Billy Jack, and to a lesser degree things like The Last Picture Show.

I also love Tommy Lee Jones and for a first time director I thought it was a wonderful effort....I do think he attempted to do too much though like the non linear stuff too many players not really fleshed out and a very open ending that is somewhat too easy to let the viewer finish it for him.

Honestly those three were the first three that popped into my head when CPJ asked for recs similar to what he had just watched...it would be my third favorite among the three I listed TBH.

Also I tend to be really hyperbolic when it comes to this movie club...the last dozen attempts have fell flat because no one sought the films out...so I'll probably pimp anything I rec out pretty hard to keep our little ship afloat. havent seen it in a few years so I'll try and re watch for more specific thoughts if we havent moved on to film two. Also I fucking love the way films like this and No Country physically look....hard terrain for hard people.
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I fucking love the way films like this and No Country physically look....hard terrain for hard people.


This.

Have you seen lone star?


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I also love the hard-terrain look of these West Texas movies.

This one had the worst story/execution, in my opinion.

I am still glad to have seen it, and I am actually finding myself liking the movie a bit more after reading what others thought of it (ebert, list, hippie).

I didn't really find it funny at the time, but I am amused by the body preservation stuff now that I think of it.

Overall, good rec despite my post last night.


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Dot sleep on One False Move with the late great Bill Paxton...

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Never seen it never heard of it


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 Post subject: Re: Phook Movie Club
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And we don't have to all love the same stuff...I'm actually looking forward to the abuse the poster who recs the first shitty film gets. :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Phook Movie Club
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Jbslist wrote:
And we don't have to all love the same stuff...I'm actually looking forward to the abuse the poster who recs the first shitty film gets. :-)



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Never seen it never heard of it



Billy Bob co wrote it low budget flick from 92. Small town tube cop gets caught up looking for some really bad people. Siskels favorite film from that year and in Eberts top ten.

Terribly disturbing knife violence early on...set BB to do Sling Blade.

Fantastic flick.

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 Post subject: Re: Phook Movie Club
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Sounds like we have another good rec here Tim!


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 Post subject: Re: Phook Movie Club
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lol I wasn't saying that. We need to mix it up...

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Eh I'd be down for it

Love billy bob

A little Texas one two punch?


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I didnt necessarily mean immediately. Just add it to the list of potential picks.

But also, I will follow the lead.


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 Post subject: Re: Phook Movie Club
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The crooks are from Houston but most of it takes place in Arkansas.

I meant mix it up by other people suggesting flicks...

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Jbslist wrote:
Dot sleep on One False Move with the late great Bill Paxton...


I just watched. I liked it but nothing west Texas about it at all.


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Does list even really actually know anything about movies?!?!?!?


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 Post subject: Re: Phook Movie Club
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Lol yeah I just wanted some modern day cowboy/sheriff stuff...it probably doesn't really fit the bill but I was kinda buzzed when I thought of it.


It's fantastic though...how many movies you get through a week CPJ?

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can we nominate films we haven't seen yet ? Are Foreign films, ok ?

I've been meaning to check out "A Seperation (2011 Iran)" for years but haven't. It won best foreign film in 2011 and I think ebert's review suggested it should have been nominated for best Picture that year.


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same writer/director won best foreign film at the Oscars this year as well

Asghar Farhadi for "The Salesman"


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i have also been wanting to watch that.


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 Post subject: Re: Phook Movie Club
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Yes you can nominate whatever you want let's just agree on a format. Like every Monday everyone puts up a nomination and we draw them from a hat and winner can't nominate again until everyone else gets a film picked or hippie just picks one whatever...

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i will just pick the film, we don't need to draw from a hat.


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then call it: hippie's movie thread


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ok ill draw it from a hat

everyone cool now?!


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you guys gonna need me to live stream the drawing from a hat?


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yes


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lol - you're never going to make everyone happy.

As long as you take everyone's nominations into consideration it should work out fine. I'm also ok with getting 4-5 (or more) good recommendations and then drawing from a virtual hat.

I still need to watch this week's movie.


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ok i'm going to pick the new movie every thursday.


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imdb top 250 movies based on user's ranks

http://www.imdb.com/chart/top?ref_=tt_awd

How many have you seen ?


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I've see about half of those.
That should be its own thread- reminded me of some really great ones


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I'm at 40% of that list . Need to get working on it.

Schindler's List is the highest ranked one I haven't seen.


66. Oldboy (2003) -> is near the top of movies I want to watch. Spike Lee did a remake in 2013 that didn't do well.


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haven't seen:

City of Lights
The Intouchables
Modern Times
Grave of the Fireflies
Paths of Glory (I think)
Princess Mononoke
Witness For The Prosecution (I think)
Das Boot
Dangal
Like Stars On Earth
Singin in the Rain
3 Idiots


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stopped by the library this morning and look at what I found

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i loved city of gods


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187/250

74%


So do we all nominate and Hippie picks Thursday?

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Jbslist wrote:
Lol yeah I just wanted some modern day cowboy/sheriff stuff...it probably doesn't really fit the bill but I was kinda buzzed when I thought of it.


It's fantastic though...how many movies you get through a week CPJ?


A lot. Depends on what kind I'm mood I'm in, but I sometimes go through 4-5 a day for days on end.

I'd say I average 7 movies a week at least.


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Jbslist wrote:
187/250

74%


So do we all nominate and Hippie picks Thursday?


oh my list was out of the top 100, definitely missing more from the top 250.

i'm leaning toward a separation. looks good.


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Sorry I was at the beach and never picked a movie.

The movie this week is nondos pick - A Separation

Watch it

I am about to


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That was a literally perfect film


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Put the current movie in the thread title

I'm still behind from last week's nomination but it's sitting on my hard drive. I have the DVD for A Seperation. Will try to get to both this week.

I did manage to watch Schindlers list at t hospital thanks to Netflix.


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The next film for phook movie club is:

A SEPARATION, Directed by Asghar Farhadi

99% on Rotten Tomatoes

Tom Long of Detroit News said:

"These people seem so real they might live next door. And they probably do."

Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe said:

"This is a trenchant emotional thriller that you watch in dread, awe, and amazing aggravation."

Nondo of phishhook said:

"I've been meaning to check out "A Seperation [sic] (2011 Iran)" for years but haven't. It won best foreign film in 2011 and I think ebert's review suggested it should have been nominated for best Picture that year."

It's unclear as of yet whether the movie has ever been on Jbs "List" Jbslist's radar.

The film has just one negative review listed on Rotten Tomatoes. David Nusair of prestigious Reel Film Reviews said:

"The progressively tedious atmosphere ultimately prevents the film's final scenes from making any real emotional impact..."

Let's see if Bees agrees.

You can rent this movie on iTunes or Amazon, or steal it.


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A Separation has been on my list for years. Never watched it because it always seemed too emotionally heavy.

I’m in.


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it's just really fucking good

not too heavy imo


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I'll bump this once a day as a reminder.

Bees has gone MIA, as he does.


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