Thirty Minutes Or Less is not a instant classic, but it is definitely worth the price of admission and is as funny or funnier than anything that is out. I did watch the trailer after I watched the picture and found that it did include too much of the plot, and funnier parts, but that is not terribly exclusive to this particular flick. All motion pictures do that these days, unfortunately.
Denying yourself watching the trailers/tv spots is the only way to go.
Not watching the trailers is the most pretentious fucking thing a person can do. Because here's the thing: by going to see a movie, you're obviously allowing SOMETHING to influence you. Maybe it's the reviews, or word of mouth, or box office, or the cast or director or whatever. A trailer is just another one of those things. It doesn't spoil the movie experience. A comedy where all the funny parts are in the trailer is not the fault of the fucking trailer...it's the fault of a movie that could only provide 2 1/2 minutes of humor.
I don't agree with this, but not for edwin's stupid reasons. It's perfectly reasonable to not risk spoiling anything if you're already interested in a movie for the other reasons you listed. Sometimes it's fascinating watching a movie with no expectation of performance, cinematography or production design. That's how I went into "Midnight in Paris" and I couldn't be happier because of it. I don't know if I would've had the same reaction to it if I knew anything about "the twist" or there even that there was a twist (sorry people who still haven't seen it). All I knew is that it was a Woody Allen movie with Owen Wilson in Paris. Now, that's only because that movie was incredibly under-marketed. Personally, I love trailers, and I love trying to get as much info about a movie i'm interested in without spoiling anything big, but I completely understand believing trailers not to be necessary when deciding which movies to get interested in.
Post by ComesWithASword on Aug 4, 2011 15:52:29 GMT -8
So stoked. One of the best casts in recent memory. Albert Brooks as the bad guy? Awesome. Not really digging the slow-mo violence set to operatic music though. Dude's last movie, Bronson, had a lot of it and I didn't care for it that much. Pointless exercise is style that wanted to be A Clockwork Orange except it wasn't. Tom Hardy is pretty great in it though. But yeah, Drive will probably be good.
Post by ComesWithASword on Aug 4, 2011 9:37:10 GMT -8
I may pick up a single day ticket for sunday since Metric got moved to then. $90 ain't bad for Weezer, Metric, Major Lazer, and Black Mountain (and to a lesser extent The Dudes, Zolas, and Belle Game) on the same day.
Post by ComesWithASword on Jul 12, 2011 20:47:54 GMT -8
oh ya, i saw that too. it's pretty great. The baby stuff is pretty much the greatest footage ever captured to film ever.
the dinosaur scene was really inspiring. what i really want to see now is an entire movie about dinosaurs, but not like jurrasic park or land before time/animated thing. I wanna see a movie set in the dawn of existence, from the perspective of the creatures who roamed the world. Kind of like Apocalypto, but with dinosaurs instead of mayans or whatever, and without Mel Gibson. I never saw Apocalypto. This movie will never happen but it would be the greatest thing ever.
Post by ComesWithASword on Jul 12, 2011 11:41:31 GMT -8
The pepper was layered with white rice, mozza cheese, brown rice, spinach, and asiago-romano blend cheese. I was disappointed because the brown rice barely cooked at all (i suppose there wasn't enough moisture between the cheese and spinach). I baked it for 2 hours at 350f. Have you ever done this before? I was hoping the pepper would stay a little firmer and soak up a little more flavour. I think next time I'll use a red pepper because at least they're sweeter.
The chicken was marinated with lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, black pepper, and crushed red pepper. i sliced up some red pepper and marinated in the same thing minus the lemons juice, then rolled it in feta and asiago-romano before stuffing it in the side of the chicken. I was using a second/third/fourth hand recipe so i'm not sure if i forgot anything, but the chicken was pretty great.
Post by ComesWithASword on Jul 11, 2011 18:06:12 GMT -8
1. Decemberists - The King is Dead 2. Okkervil River - I Am Very Far 3. Gil Scott Heron & Jamie XX - We're New Here 4. Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean 5. Radiohead - King of Limbs 6. Bon Iver - Bon Iver 7. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues 8. Alex Turner - Submarine OST (EP) 9. O'Death - Outside 10. James Blake - James Blake
I'm probably forgetting a lot, and most of this ordering was random. King is Dead is definitely my #1 so far.
Edit: will have to re-listen listen to Destroyer. Didn't really feel it first time around. Zonoscope should probably be on my list too. Will listen to Panda Bear, WU LYF, and Man Man soon.