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Blackocrates
12-02-2008, 03:21 PM
I know it may be a little cheesy but I don't care. I think it would be cool, for those that want to participate, to watch a movie that none of us have seen and then post about it together. We can do a movie every other week or something, it doesn't matter to me. We can take a few days to agree on a movie and then set a date to watch it by and the post about it on a specified date. It can be a good way for us to watch movies that we would never come by. I say all genres are game and that all participating members get to choose a movie at least once or something like that. I just don't want anybody to not have a say.

So let me know who's game? We'll work it out after that. I'm also willing to watch movies that I have seen before. I'm open to anything.

Tetragrammaton
12-02-2008, 03:46 PM
I would be down. My Netflix queue is going from "movies I really wanted to see" to "films I only marginally am interested in".

LouPhinFan
12-02-2008, 04:30 PM
Are we talking DVD or current theater releases?

JTBRLZ
12-02-2008, 05:23 PM
I'm down.

Blackocrates
12-02-2008, 05:24 PM
Are we talking DVD or current theater releases?

I guess it could be both, just depends on what everybody wants to see. I'm up for both. The more options the better. Those of us who are interested can throw their ideas out there and then we can all compromise and agree on things.

Yamaji
12-02-2008, 11:13 PM
Maybe we could all bring our PJs and weave baskets afterwards

Blackocrates
12-02-2008, 11:37 PM
Maybe we could all bring our PJs and weave baskets afterwards

Dink

Blackocrates
12-03-2008, 08:26 PM
So there's three, Lou you up for it? Yamaji, you're banned. :lol: I don't take kindly to posts about baskets.

I nominate Wayward to pick the movie or at least throw one out there for us to agree on.

SpaceMountain16
12-03-2008, 11:43 PM
I'm in

Although i'm not very good at "recommending movies"

Blackocrates
12-04-2008, 10:54 PM
We have another. So Wayward do you have anything in mind?

Tetragrammaton
12-04-2008, 10:56 PM
We have another. So Wayward do you have anything in mind?

I am thinking about BEING JOHN MALKOVICH. Nappy Roots said I should watch it? How about it?

Blackocrates
12-05-2008, 12:35 AM
I'm down with that. I actually have it in my queue. I'll just need to bump it up. Does anybody have any other suggestions? Objections to Wayward's pick? Once we settle on a movie, we'll pick a view by date.

JTBRLZ
12-05-2008, 01:07 AM
Sounds good to me, I've always wanted to see this movie, just never took the initiative. Finally have a reason.

fishfanfromjerz
12-05-2008, 01:27 AM
can we watch porn?

Tetragrammaton
03-21-2009, 12:21 AM
This never happened. Just saying.

BobDole
03-21-2009, 02:58 AM
This never happened. Just saying.

i would be game for something like this. unfortunately, i think i've seen every movie that exists that isn't in the theaters or not yet to DVD. i know you've got some gems that i've never heard of so you might be the one that needs to take initiative on this.

by the way, i watched the assassination of jesse james ... based purely on your recommendation. that might be the most pretentious movie i have ever seen. can you please explain to me what the point of that movie was. it reminded me a lot of 'gangs of new york'. lots of build up that lead up to nothing.

ih8brady
03-21-2009, 01:01 PM
This never happened. Just saying.


Should have went with finfanfromjerz's recommendation.

Tetragrammaton
03-21-2009, 01:04 PM
by the way, i watched the assassination of jesse james ... based purely on your recommendation. that might be the most pretentious movie i have ever seen. can you please explain to me what the point of that movie was. it reminded me a lot of 'gangs of new york'. lots of build up that lead up to nothing.

Well. The greatness of the movie for me is not so much as what happens. After all, every other Jesse James movie focuses on the man, not the man who betrayed him. I thought that the film attacked the myth of American heroes perfectly. Ford kills a murdering psycho and it ends up ruining his life. Sure Ford did it for his own reasons, but at some level, he thought he was doing the right thing. Instead, he only helps grow the myth of Jesse James. Jesse was starting to get too old to be a legend, and his myth would have died out if he spent his remaining years with his wife and children.

This is the same myth that betrayed Ford, and he has to kill him in order to continue his life. Ford thinks he will become a hero, but instead the population canonizes a man for things he didn't do, such as robbing the rich to give the poor, and washing over all the innocent people he killed. Young men always have their idols, and when they build their whole life on it, what happens if it isn't true? If I meet Bob Dylan and he ends up being a jerk, I will get on with my life, but at some level, it would crush what I have built up in my head my entire life.

Look at other American figures. Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy had major faults as Presidents, but their deaths made them into legends. Martin Luther King had mistresses and ties to the Communist Party, but he has a holiday because he was killed.

But hey, I have always liked pretentious movies.

Also, I didn't blow you off. I was in Paris, and now a lot of papers and finals are starting to come up.

BobDole
03-21-2009, 01:45 PM
Well. The greatness of the movie for me is not so much as what happens. After all, every other Jesse James movie focuses on the man, not the man who betrayed him. I thought that the film attacked the myth of American heroes perfectly. Ford kills a murdering psycho and it ends up ruining his life. Sure Ford did it for his own reasons, but at some level, he thought he was doing the right thing. Instead, he only helps grow the myth of Jesse James. Jesse was starting to get too old to be a legend, and his myth would have died out if he spent his remaining years with his wife and children.

This is the same myth that betrayed Ford, and he has to kill him in order to continue his life. Ford thinks he will become a hero, but instead the population canonizes a man for things he didn't do, such as robbing the rich to give the poor, and washing over all the innocent people he killed. Young men always have their idols, and when they build their whole life on it, what happens if it isn't true? If I meet Bob Dylan and he ends up being a jerk, I will get on with my life, but at some level, it would crush what I have built up in my head my entire life.

Look at other American figures. Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy had major faults as Presidents, but their deaths made them into legends. Martin Luther King had mistresses and ties to the Communist Party, but he has a holiday because he was killed.

But hey, I have always liked pretentious movies.

Also, I didn't blow you off. I was in Paris, and now a lot of papers and finals are starting to come up.

ahh. i gotcha. i liked how the movie stayed true to history as well - and i did like the different spin that was used - but man did that movie have a lot of build up that didn't go anywhere. and i kept getting the feeling that is was better than me :lol:.

it reminded me a lot of gangs of new york. that whole movie i was waiting for this epic fight b/n dicaprio and day lewis - and then nothing. for some reason i had the same 'are you kidding me?' feeling when it ended.

i know you're busy with the woman, the new one on the way (congrats), and school - i haven't been worrying about it. you'll let me know when you want to go grab some drinks.