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coenradus
07-02-2010, 23:04
I am a student in Russia studying in film arts are there any people interested in cinema for sharing interests and networking.

tvadim133
07-02-2010, 23:07
hi and Welcome!

I think there are quite few people who do not like cinema....

The question is that what kind of cinema?

I am not a professional fan (you know, it is possible), but like good movie indeed!

whizkid
07-02-2010, 23:19
I'm obsessed with movies.
I really am)
what do you want to discuss in this thread?

BTW my hubby is going to switch his current job from game development area to movie postproduction and VFX. he attends Scream School VFX courses and wil be one of the first students in Russia to become a specialist in this area! whohoo)))
have know idea why I'm telling you this) guess, I'm just very proud of him and am very excited about the next chapter of his life))))

discostar23
07-02-2010, 23:34
I am also obsessed with films of all genres. I tend to watch at least 3 to 5 movies a week.
Would love to discuss film with people.

tvadim133
07-02-2010, 23:39
So, "Avatar"?

:) :) :) :)

whizkid
07-02-2010, 23:52
Avatar...
52 days in release, Worldwide: $2,204,693,000 so far...is there anything else to add really?

tvadim133
08-02-2010, 00:15
Avatar...
52 days in release, Worldwide: $2,204,693,000 so far...is there anything else to add really?

From the point of view of success, there is nothing to be added, but from the point of view of real art?

coenradus
08-02-2010, 00:25
Avator is visualy great to watch and the world they created with all the different types of fauna and flora is amazing . The problem with the film is that it is a cheap script directly copied from pocahantas only in space, but thatīs usally the problem with director James Cameron. He makes cheap scripts but builds something very interesting around it.

whizkid
08-02-2010, 00:29
I think it's just brilliant.
really. I don't think that I can add anything else to that..
and millions of people have prooved the same by watching Avatar 2,3,4... times in cinemas.

tvadim133
08-02-2010, 00:41
You see in Russia millions watch some strange Soap Operas and it does not proove anything.

but as for Avatar:

I went to the cinema just to watch good entertaining movie (you know, like "Misson Impossible", "Casino Royal" and s on) with pop-corn and beer.

To my big surprise, in 10 minutes, I have forgotten about all these special effects, annimation, technical methods, but just watched a real story in sympathising with main characters and forgetting they are so far from reality.

Even more and more in forgetting about beer and pop-corn....

What I liked most of all, how the development of characters were shown: curiosity, love, treachery, sacrificing, despair and so on.

And of course, actions themselves are unbelievable!

Is the movie just entertaining for you?

whizkid
08-02-2010, 00:55
in Russia millions watch some strange Soap Operas and it does not proove anything.

but there is this little slight tiny difference - those who went to see Avatar in the cinema spent their money, sometimes 700-1000 per pop to watch it in IMAX...and I'm sure you also have some friends who did it 2,3,4 times...I mean watched Avatar in IMAX))) do you still think that it doesn't prove anything?
in my opinion it's a nonsense when Russians are ready to spend such amounts of money to watch a movie in a cinema))

but it's just my opinion.

and BTW regarding the script and plot and characters - it's brilliant.
I wouldn't change a thing!!

let's discuss another movie?))

tvadim133
08-02-2010, 01:06
You can propose!

whizkid
08-02-2010, 01:08
INTO the WILD
2007 film starring Emile Hirsh based on a true story and directed by Sean Pean
wiki on the film: Into the Wild (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://bit.ly/2tgKO7)

if you are a real cinemaphile (or what's the proper term for a cinema fan?) you should have seen it by now)))

let's discuss it, shall we?

TD
08-02-2010, 04:44
With all the discussion of which film made the most money ever, I came across a site where you can view statistics in different ways - following is a list by total tickets sold, not total gross... results are for USA only - haven't found a way to do the worldwide stats by number of tickets yet. Interesting results :-)
note: use the drop down box upper right to list gross box office adjusted by year - select year and then click on "go" button

All Time Box Office By Tickets Sold (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm?adjust_yr=1&p=.htm)

Max77
08-02-2010, 09:43
I like to watch movies as well.
If anyone is interested in exchanging DVDs pls pm me for details.
I can send a list of my films in return for yours!
:wavey:

Max77
08-02-2010, 09:57
I am also obsessed with films of all genres. I tend to watch at least 3 to 5 movies a week.
Would love to discuss film with people.

Wow, 3-5 movies a week?!
I do 2-3 the most and still find it difficult to add up films that are worth watching. I wonder how you do it...

whizkid
08-02-2010, 10:17
Wow, 3-5 movies a week?!
I do 2-3 the most and still find it difficult to add up films that are worth watching. I wonder how you do it...

mate, this thread is called 'any cinema fans?'

Max77
08-02-2010, 10:55
mate, this thread is called 'any cinema fans?'

:fudd: whizkid

tvadim133
08-02-2010, 11:19
mate, this thread is called 'any cinema fans?'

I think, the question is within the subject of the theread...

Let's answer!

As for me, I do not watch so often, so I like cinema (not a real fan (fanatic) but like good).

For me 1-2 is enough (per week).

whizkid
08-02-2010, 11:52
INTO the WILD
2007 film starring Emile Hirsh based on a true story and directed by Sean Pean
wiki on the film: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Into_the_Wild_(film)

if you are a real cinemaphile (or what's the proper term for a cinema fan?) you should have seen it by now)))

let's discuss it, shall we?

tvadim133
08-02-2010, 11:57
Shame on me, but I have not seen yet, but if you really recommend and insist on htat, I will do on Tuesday.....

farsideofthelune
08-02-2010, 20:15
INTO the WILD
2007 film starring Emile Hirsh based on a true story and directed by Sean Pean
wiki on the film: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Into_the_Wild_(film)

if you are a real cinemaphile (or what's the proper term for a cinema fan?) you should have seen it by now)))

let's discuss it, shall we?
I've seen that some time ago, not bad, looks like a pretty accurate account of what happened to the real Crhis McCandless. He was probably a great guy with great intentions but had he stayed alive he would turn into a carbon copy of his parents.

BTW I watch around 10 films a week.

Yanushic
08-02-2010, 20:32
I do not like movies, books are better!

discostar23
08-02-2010, 20:39
I watch 3-5 films a week...I never said they were good films. Actually I love this time of year because I can finally get some good films in. Which I must say Avatar was not one of them.

As for Into the Wild, I found it to be interesting though I must admit I fell asleep close to the end. It reminded me of some of my friends who have moved up to the Northwest Territories and the Yukon (next to Alaska).

Last night I watched a documentary called "The Cove" The Cove (2009) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1313104/) This movie was intense. I had nightmares all night from it. I still can't shake it. Watcher beware but it definitely moved me.

This year's films have just been ok. I have found the blockbusters to be the biggest disappointments of all. Mainly 2012 and Sherlock Holmes.

farsideofthelune
08-02-2010, 20:46
watching how dolphins are killed seems to be a dismal activity... same goes for baby seals ;

discostar23
09-02-2010, 08:05
watching how dolphins are killed seems to be a dismal activity... same goes for baby seals ;

Yes it was but interesting. I make sure every year I watch the documentaries up for oscars. Some have reduced me to tears like the cove or War Dance. Some have been interesting taxi to the dark side, an inconvient truth and some have just been plain well disturbing "Deliver us from evil" All and all they usually turn out to be some of my favorite watchs of the year.:10806:

Nuria
09-02-2010, 12:56
What kind of movies are you interested in? I usually go to 35 mm.

whizkid
09-02-2010, 16:25
INFAMOUS
(2006) starring Toby Jones, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig and Jeff Daniels
The screenplay, based on the 1997 book Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career by George Plimpton, covers the period from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s during which Truman Capote researched and wrote his bestseller In Cold Blood, a subject covered in the film Capote a year earlier.

Infamous (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://bit.ly/a2eKQR)

very interesting, perfect casting. 8/9 out of 10

farsideofthelune
09-02-2010, 18:02
INFAMOUS
(2006) starring Toby Jones, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig and Jeff Daniels
The screenplay, based on the 1997 book Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career by George Plimpton, covers the period from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s during which Truman Capote researched and wrote his bestseller In Cold Blood, a subject covered in the film Capote a year earlier.

Infamous (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://bit.ly/a2eKQR)

very interesting, perfect casting. 8/9 out of 10
infamous was outrageously superfluous. toby jones sucks big time. philip seymour hoffman made for a much better capote

farsideofthelune
09-02-2010, 18:13
Yes it was but interesting. I make sure every year I watch the documentaries up for oscars. Some have reduced me to tears like the cove or War Dance. Some have been interesting taxi to the dark side, an inconvient truth and some have just been plain well disturbing "Deliver us from evil" All and all they usually turn out to be some of my favorite watchs of the year.:10806:
documentaries can be enjoyed like a form of art in its own standing but I'd rather watch them if the subject is of particular interest to me. sometimes I read a summary and I don't want to see it because there's an apparent bias so it becomes tedious to watch.

there's another one that's rather disturbing - I forgot the title... it's about a newfie female who murdered her american boyfriend. you must have heard

discostar23
09-02-2010, 19:01
Not heard of that one. I tend to find documentaries can get a little tedious.
This one is interesting "Capturing the friedmans" Capturing the Friedmans (2003) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0342172/)
A lot of the footage is taken by the family itself. You can watch as the family falls apart and as the story grows out of proportion.

As for the movie Infamous havent seen it and really don't plan to.

I will give you one to discuss:
Hurt Locker The Hurt Locker (2008) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0887912/)
all the critics are calling it the best movie of the year. Watched it and think I missed the point. Sat around with some other expats discussing it and they explained it to me but still is is worthy of best movie of the year?

lynook
09-02-2010, 19:35
has anyone seen "up in the air?" thanks

discostar23
09-02-2010, 20:08
has anyone seen "up in the air?" thanks

Yup! I really enjoyed it. I thought it was good script writing and I liked the music alot (which reminds me I was going to get the soundtrack) It is worth the ticket price for sure. :)

whizkid
09-02-2010, 22:26
has anyone seen "up in the air?" thanks

nothing special, really.
worse than I expected.

unlike 'the Hurt locker'. I did like it. very tense and interesting.

both this films were named to be this year's best...

farsideofthelune
10-02-2010, 21:48
- hi, where are you from? california?
- whoa, hold on there, this ain't no f#cking meet and greet. now get out of here/.

Judge
10-02-2010, 22:05
Hurt locker looks good, saw a clip of it and was impressed,will try and watch it over the holidays...I enjoyed 'up in the air'.. Interesting job Clooney had in the film..

I've been looking to find films that make you jump a little..Two films that are worth seeing are The Haunting in Connecticut,they say it's based on a true story,but that's BS..The other film is The Uninvited,this is a decent film,throughout the film you're thinking it's just your usual horror film and you know what's going to happen next,but it's got an interesting twist at the end....

farsideofthelune
10-02-2010, 22:15
oh, haunting isn't a masterpiece by far, still it satisfies a longing for things morbid with all those bodies in the walls and a sub-level in-house mortuary converted to a bedroom. a nice take on the haunted house tale

Darya Alexandrovna
11-02-2010, 00:04
I am a cinamaholic. A fan of cinema. I love it.
Hi!

discostar23
11-02-2010, 18:03
oh, haunting isn't a masterpiece by far, still it satisfies a longing for things morbid with all those bodies in the walls and a sub-level in-house mortuary converted to a bedroom. a nice take on the haunted house tale

I agree it was scary. I thought this movie called the decent was one of the scariest movies I had seen in a while. Paranormal Activity was pretty scary also. My partner likes watching scary movies. It took me a while to realize to avoid the nightmares I just need to close my eyes when I am watching them.

farsideofthelune
12-02-2010, 13:14
I watched Where the Wild Things Are last night. Easily, one of the best films of the decade. Don't fool yourself though - it's not for the kiddies.

Judge
12-02-2010, 13:29
I agree it was scary. I thought this movie called the decent was one of the scariest movies I had seen in a while. Paranormal Activity was pretty scary also. My partner likes watching scary movies. It took me a while to realize to avoid the nightmares I just need to close my eyes when I am watching them.

Paranormal Activity is not bad,it got better towards the end I thought..There are 3 different endings...I saw the one where the police came in and she's near the bed.

Thanks for the film The Descent,just read about it looks good,will watch it tonight..

discostar23
13-02-2010, 10:02
I watched Where the Wild Things Are last night. Easily, one of the best films of the decade. Don't fool yourself though - it's not for the kiddies.

U r joking right? This movie was awful! Even the kids found it boring.:snoring:

farsideofthelune
13-02-2010, 12:03
Go tell Spike Jonez.

It probably has to do with the expectations people have of this. The film is a psychological drama, not an "adventure-fantasy". Kids aren't supposed to like it.

drwho
13-02-2010, 13:06
Whats Avatar? like and is it in English here in Moscow at any normal cinema??

I recommend and this is the correct spelling: "Inglorious Basterds" Excellent!!

discostar23
13-02-2010, 14:17
Go tell Spike Jonez.

It probably has to do with the expectations people have of this. The film is a psychological drama, not an "adventure-fantasy". Kids aren't supposed to like it.

Dear Spike Jonez,

You movie Where the wild things are sucked.
Thank you
Disco

farsideofthelune
13-02-2010, 15:37
I'm sure he's read it by now. After all, a Spiegel, he frequently visits this board between shootings and acid trips, going online in the comfort of his lush mansion.

mft39
14-02-2010, 13:01
A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Kevin Spacey one of of the really good actors. This movies worth of spending your precious time to watch, though I switched to Blu-Rays and have hard time watching rips there is still pretty good quality on DVD.

whizkid
14-02-2010, 18:23
A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Kevin Spacey one of of the really good actors. This movies worth of spending your precious time to watch

thanks!
will definately watch it!
Kevin Spacey IS a good actor indeed!

whizkid
14-02-2010, 18:26
another great actor and a very good film!

I AM SAM (2001)
starring Sean Penn as a mentally challenged father, Dakota Fanning as his intelligent six-year-old daughter, and Michelle Pfeiffer as his lawyer.
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just watch it))

whizkid
15-02-2010, 11:38
watched the Life of David Gale yesterday!
thanks to mtf39 for telling us about this film!

nbogaard
15-02-2010, 13:30
2 movie recommendations: Apocalypse Now and Tender Mercies.

farsideofthelune
15-02-2010, 14:17
I heard people say Apocalypse financially ruined Coppola. Either this or he was up to something else at time. Gambling?

lynook
15-02-2010, 19:21
I like to watch movies as well.
If anyone is interested in exchanging DVDs pls pm me for details.
I can send a list of my films in return for yours!
:wavey:


Yesterday I saw great movie "An Education"- not sure if they show this in Russia, check your local listings! Enjoy :-)))))0

nbogaard
15-02-2010, 19:44
I heard people say Apocalypse financially ruined Coppola. Either this or he was up to something else at time. Gambling?

I don't know if it's true but it is a great film. One of the most memorable lines from the film is from Robert Duvall, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like victory."

Visually, one of the most compelling movies I have ever seen. There is a documentary (at least, I think it is a documentary) called, "Hearts of Darkness" about the making of the film.

farsideofthelune
15-02-2010, 20:00
Hearts of Darkness? Is it the title of Joseph Conrad's novel? I remember it doesn't take place in Vietnam. Conrad wasn't American and wrote about a different, earlier war.

MickeyTong
15-02-2010, 20:16
Hearts of Darkness? Is it the title of Joseph Conrad's novel? I remember it doesn't take place in Vietnam. Conrad wasn't American and wrote about a different, earlier war.

Apocalypse Now was (very loosely) based on Conrad's book.....a river journey to find a man who had "gone rogue", with displays of the darkness inside the human heart.

farsideofthelune
15-02-2010, 20:20
Yep. Congo.

discostar23
17-02-2010, 22:05
Yesterday I saw great movie "An Education"- not sure if they show this in Russia, check your local listings! Enjoy :-)))))0

dying to find a good copy of this... just got crazy heart. Havent been up for watching films this week with commuting to new job but i am sure once i am settled in my new place i will be back on the ball

Judge
17-02-2010, 23:12
Discostar,I saw that film ''The Descent ''thought it was very good to begin with but got silly when the creepy monsters turned up..The ending didn't make much sense....

discostar23
17-02-2010, 23:18
Discostar,I saw that film ''The Descent ''thought it was very good to begin with but got silly when the creepy monsters turned up..The ending didn't make much sense....

Yeah it started off pretty shining like...i have to admit i closed my eyes for most of it...:shhhhhh:

Judge
17-02-2010, 23:27
Yeah it started off pretty shining like...i have to admit i closed my eyes for most of it...:shhhhhh:


Once they went down into the caves I thought it was a cave film,one of them going mad and kills the rest one by one..When one got stuck when the passage caved in I thought it would be like ''Touching the Void ''..One big struggle to get out..All in all an average film that passed the time..

Touching the Void isn't a horror movie it's true story about two climbers ..Well worth watching...:10806:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379557/