Best Movies of 2014

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  1. Gameface

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    Only one of those I've seen is GBH. I love Wes Anderson. Love him. Not sure what it is other people aren't getting from it or what I am but he gives me exactly what I want. Bottle Rocket was a movie I just ended up watching one time. No advanced warning. My favorite movie of all time, just because I had the best movie watching experience of my life watching that show. Anyway, GBH was fun. It was good Wes Anderson, imho.

    But hey, cheap jokes, formulaic plots and special effects are pretty good too.
     
  2. fishonjazz

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    Gone girl was good
     
  3. fishonjazz

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    The best movie that I saw this year was Prisoners....... gyllenhall and jackman killed it. (Don't know what year this movie came out though)
     
  4. QuinSnydersHair

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    Bro, that was last year.
     
  5. Julie Greengiant

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    Gone Girl, hands down. Watch Calvary because Brendan Gleeson is incredible.
     
  6. Saint Cy of JFC

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    People don't like Wes Anderson because he is the White version of Tyler Perry.
     
  7. fishonjazz

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    That's a pretty good reason.
     
  8. fallenchicken

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    Black Mirror White Christmas was actually the best movie I saw this year.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDFcTmdQqIc

    If you haven't seen Black Mirror, kill yourself, then rise from the grave and watch it (the first two seasons are on netflix). It's the best TV show in a long time. Only 3 episodes each season so easy to catch up on. It's an anthology series--basically the easiest way to pitch it is Twilight Zone for the tech era.
     
  9. QuinSnydersHair

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    Thanks for the rec. I'm definitely gonna check this out.
     
  10. fallenchicken

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    Awesome! Make sure to let me know what you think of it. It's probably my favorite show on television. It's like... I just want people to watch it so I can talk about it. I might make a whole thread just trying to get people to watch it.
     
  11. fishonjazz

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    This is how I feel about the back to back shows that will be running on comedy central in a couple weeks. (Workaholics and broad city)
     
  12. Siro

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    Amazing show. My only gripe is its unrealistically cynical view of human nature. The average person on that show acts worse than the worst people I've ever met.
     
  13. fallenchicken

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    Yeah, definitely. But the show is pretty open about that. Very much like the Twilight Zone in that respect, except even darker and without the spoon-fed moral. Still, I think the show has valuable cultural commentary that is spot on. The Entire History of You is one of the most chilling hours of tv I've ever seen because it feels not only possible but plausible. I don't want to go into detail about any of the eps because it's one of those shows you really don't want to spoil for people. But like, take The Waldo Moment--that's not even an allegory; that's our present reality. If Black Mirror has a thesis statement, it's that technology is making us misanthropic and cynical...and it shows that by being itself misanthropic and cynical.

    But I love it. Jon Hamm in the Christmas character plays such a scumbag!
     
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  14. Siro

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    That's an interesting take. I am an active member of a science and technology forum, and the most common complaint I hear about Black Mirror is that it is too alarmist about technology. I don't think that's the thesis of the show, and if it is, then I completely disagree with it. The problem with that interpretation is that while SOME episodes deal with the negative effects of tech, others don't. I would say episodes 1.1 and the Christmas episode are the only two that fit your description. 1.3 and 2.1 are more serious in their analysis of the ups and downs of profoundly powerful future tech like A.I. and memory capture. 1.2 and 2.2 are creative fantasies that have little to do with the effects of technology. 2.3 is a positive take on modern tech.
     
  15. Saint Cy of JFC

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    Movies.....














    sent from a phone ya bish
     
  16. sirkickyass

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    When they are going through the audio files of previous couples, one of the files is named "Kobe and Vanessa"
     
  17. Hekate

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    Boyhood is the best movie I have seen made this year. How to Train Your Dragon 2 probably is top 5.
     
  18. Siro

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    Hey, were you the one who recommended The Returned? I watched that. Good stuff. Thanks for the recommendation.

    As for Boyhood, I really liked in intellectually. But I just didn't feel anything for it. The kid has zero personality (unlike his sister), and all the events are mundane and conventional. I appreciated it as an art project, but I can't say I loved it personally.
     
  19. Hekate

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    I wasn't the one.

    I liked the kid, watching him grow with all the other characters was really amazing. He certainly didn't have a strong personality, or just wasn't verbal enough that it seemed so but he lived a life I felt was authentic. I also like some of Richard Linklater's works especially The Waking Life so that may be a factor.
     
  20. TroutBum

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    I watched the sex tape from my honeymoon... 10 years is a long time to gain a lot of weight. I laughed. I cried. I watched it again.

    Oscar worthy, tbh.
     
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