Okay, I am usually not a fan-boy of high-budget action films. But this trailer made me geek out a little. And boy do I adore Tom Hardy & Charlize Theron.


"I hate space"
Gravity (2013)Alfonso Cuarón
Films Watched in 2014: July
Taking Woodstock | Ang Lee | US | 2009


everyone on this site gets so offended over everything go outside and tell the plants in your yard because i do not care



[Inherent Vice] is apparently a very faithful adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel, which offers a zany blend of humor that could — I stress could — prove a tough sell to Academy types.

"It’s BONKERS — weird, weird, weird," one person who saw the film told me. "It made me laugh out loud several times, but not in the ways you might expect. The humor is not so much Boogie Nights as I think a lot of people are expecting. For reals, it tips into, like, Zucker bros.-level gags and broad humor. But, obviously, mixed with his other sensibilities. Strange, beguiling tone."

"It’s a sui generis mix of broad comedy, suspense, romance, melancholy, and a touch of menace - unlike anything I can think of," said [another source.]

I’m told Josh Brolin stands out in the supporting ranks and that Martin Short’s work as a druggie dentist is “batshit insane.”Another compared the film to Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye, starring Elliott Gould, “but amped up to 11.”

"[Joaquin] Phoenix is in practically every scene, then I guess [Josh] Brolin has the second-biggest part. All the other names are extended cameos. Well, Del Toro has a BIT more than that, but not much."

"It looks gorgeous, though stylistically, it’s somewhat more restrained than [PTA’s] other films. That’s because it’s a lot of conversations, and he chooses to cover them with staid, well-composed back-and-forth static shots, or ‘two-shots’ that sloowwwllly push in."

"The music is more all over the place than usual, and he uses a few songs of the era. The score is much more Radiohead-sounding, just by way of having actual guitar and drums thrown in. There’s some atmospheric electronic stuff in there, too."

Cigarrettes & Red Vines reports about Inherent Vice (via bucknakedandthepanda)
Films Watched in 2014: July
Elysium | Neill Blomkamp | US | 2013

Requiem for a Dream by Travis English

First teaser trailer for Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Looks like it is going to be intense.

Sofia Coppola’s directorial debut. You can see the origins of her later feature films, which primarily deal with young girls trapped in gilded cages.

Film Geek Confessions:

So how pathetic is it that I feel as if I’m connected with some of my favorite directors on a personal level? That’s the power of film for you I suppose.

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