Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Which newish movie...?

Are you most anxious to revisit on DVD. And why?
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40 comments:

Alex said...

I need to revisit INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. I was so swept up by that in the theater, so I need to watch it and determine how good it actually is haha

The Z said...

I'm watching "There Will Be Blood" for the first time in 2 years tonight. I really enjoyed it the first time and was rooting for it, P.T. Anderson, Day-Lewis, et al. at the Oscars, but knew it was too dark for the Academy - of course "No Country for Old Men" isn't exactly a Gene Kelly musical...

I hope to have the same appreciation for the film I did in that single-screen theatre in Uptown Minneapolis on a cold December afternoon. I'm sure I will. but sometimes a repeat viewing... does things...

John O'Neil said...

"A Serious Man." To decipher its various meanings.

Katie, the so-called midget said...

I wanted to take another look at Inglourious Basterds and I was happy to find that it holds up amazing well all these months later.

Hopefully (500) Days of Summer will do the same

Timothy Griffiths said...

Let's talk about all of em:

1. Broken Embraces.

Almodovar films always deserve a second viewing, if only to see those stark visuals again and etch them into my mind's eye. Wonderful film (and I seem to be in the minority on this right now; perhaps that will change over time).

2. Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Because I was tired and sick the night I saw it and everyone loved it and I thought it was just good, not great. I think I was just in a bad mood.

Other than that, I've been a little disappointed with this batch of fall/winter movies thus far.

Up In The Air felt generic.
Precious was good, but a letdown. (Wonderful performances, though.)
A Serious Man was fantastic and funny. I would watch this again just to see the Goy's Teeth scene one more time.
Antichrist... well, no one should really watch that more than once.
Where The Wild Things Are was good, but I don't need to see it again, really.

As a connected topic, my boyfriend and I just bought and rewatched Inglourious Basterds, which I had been dying to see since I first watched it in August.

I must say, it is 10 times better than I remember, and I liked it. It could possibly by one of my favorite Tarantino movies... but that's too hard to do... they're all so good.

1. Pulp Fiction
2. Kill Bill vol. 1
3. Jackie Brown
4. Inglourious Basterds
5. Kill Bill vol. 2
6. Reservoir Dogs
7. Death Proof

...where am I after that rant? Oh yeah, I just found out about Kill Bill vol. 3... Whhhaaaa????

Robert said...

A Serious Man and Moon. Layers man, layers.

Murtada said...

(500) Days of Summer because I loved it so much. Remains my fave of the year. Want to savor it once more.

Univarn said...

Moon! I loved that so much and really hope it holds up on a second viewing...

Next would have to be Inglourious Basterds which I liked but didn't love and I wonder if my viewpoint will change on a DVD sitdown.

gabrieloak said...

Bright Star and Adventureland.

Ben said...

The Hurt Locker. I really really liked it, but thought the ending dragged a bit. That said, I've definitely thought about it a lot since I saw it this summer. With all of the critical acclaim, I'm anxious to revisit it and see if it holds up.

As I've been thinking about compiling my Top 10, I am considering "rewatchability." For example, I enjoyed Up and Where the Wild Things Are, but am in no rush to see them again. Coraline, Goodbye Solo, A Serious Man, I want to see them again NOW.

Bernardo said...

500 Days of Summer... just because I wanna see it again XD

Babs Johnson said...

Mrs. Miniver

mrripley said...

cheri just to make sure michelle is my best actress pic of 2009.

Rahm said...

Inglourious Basterds... because I want to see it again and I'm getting it for Christmas.

Jake D said...

Definitely Inglourious Basterds. I thought it was incredibly dull the first time I watched it, but I remember so many individual moments so fondly that I definitely need to see it again. Maybe now that I know what I'm getting into it'll sit better with me.

MattyD. said...

I would have to say "Public Enemies" and "Jennifer's Body". The former because I was severely underwhelmed and think it was my mood, not the film, and the latter because I had such a BLAST in the theatre and can't wait to see if my opinion holds up. (I know I'm in the minority on Jennifer's Body...but I tend to speak like Diablo Cody writes...so the dialogue isn't too contrived for me...)

henry said...

Just watched (500) Days of Summer with my brother for the first time since it came out in theaters. Still a great film, though I've noticed that the latter parts of the film are too reliant on the "musical montage" to get through its plot. They don't use it so much that it becomes annoying but I didn't notice it during the theatrical showing.

Henry said...

District 9 might be worth revisiting just to see if I was wrong in thinking it was good (not likely).

Paul Outlaw said...

Revisit? Hmmm...

(500) Days of Summer would probably not be bad too look at on a small screen, and I'd like to take another look at the performances.

Ditto for Precious and A Single Man.

And Every Little Step and Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon are two documentaries that I will probably enjoy even more on a small screen. I want to watch them with friends and cocktails.

Volvagia said...

For a re-visit, The Hurt Locker, because the first time I saw it was at a drive-thru. I enjoyed Crank 2 more when I went there. But, Crank 2 seemed larger in scope and more conducive to the big screen. For me, art has always been for the small screen and pop entertainment for the large. For example: I just couldn't enjoy Election or American Graffiti on the big screen, even though I admit loving them. For the big screen, bring on Aliens, bring on Terminator 2, bring on The Dark Knight, bring on Lawrence of Arabia, bring on The Thin Red Line. Save small scope movies, like The Hurt Locker, for DVD.

adelutza said...

The Hurt Locker and Bright Star. I liked them both first time I saw them, especially the latter, but I didn't love them ( except for Abbie Cornish ). And when I see all the love that The Hurt Locker is getting , I feel like I fall asleep and missed the most important part. I want to get it.

NATHANIEL R said...

@John. -- Regardig A Serious Man. I settled for one meaning! I didn't "get" that movie i freely admit.

@Katie -- glad to hear it. I've been nervous about going back to Basterds. (500) Days gets better on repeat views.

@Babs -- ha! Mrs. Miniver. Fresh out of the developing chemicals!

@Timothy -- i agree that Almodovar films get better on repeat views but I was honestly kind of bored during Broken Embraces so i think i need to give it some space before returning. Gorgeous gorgeous to look at though. And Cruz was great.

@Paul -- i wish i'd seen Every Little Step with friends and cocktails. I think i would have liked it more.

Daniel Armour said...

District 9
Bright Star
Terminator Salvation
Up
Away We Go
The Soloist
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker
Inglorious Basterd

Jon said...

I'm getting Cry in the Dark for Xmas and I haven't seen that in a few years so I'm excited. When I first saw it, I thought it was Meryl's best performance.

As far as new releases, I want to see how Inglourious Basterds holds up on DVD considering it was such a wonderful theater going experience.

Walter L. Hollmann said...

Public Enemies. Because it is glorious.

Melanie said...

Defiance......... because it's an amazing story.

Bryan said...

This isn't an awards contender from this year, but I'm getting The Piano from Netflix soon! Isn't everyone super excited for me?

Karen said...

Jennifer's Body, Whip It and Zombieland. I wanted to see them twice at the theater but didn't now I can't wait to see them again on DVD.

The Mad Hatter said...

the Hurt Locker because looking back I think it was the best thing I saw this year, but I only saw it in theatres once.

Janice said...

I haven't seen anything in the theater this year except Star Trek (and have NO need to revisit that one again) - but I'm going OT to say that I finally saw Birth the other night and - WOW. Kidman, Bright, Heche, the beach scene, the opera scene - just wow to all of it. Left me haunted in a way that few films do. What were the awards bodies thinking? Ten years from now folks will be slapping themselves wondering how they made such a major goof in snubbing it.

gabrieloak said...

Adelutza wrote: And when I see all the love that The Hurt Locker is getting , I feel like I fall asleep and missed the most important part. I want to get it.

I don't think you missed anything.

Peggy Sue said...

"Inglourious Basterds" and "Julie & Julia", basically to find out what I'm missing...

KEVIN M. said...

"Antichrist," to revisit the most complicated, unhinged, exciting performance I saw all year.

NATHANIEL R said...

@JANICE --- it wasn't snubbed by everyone (i nominated Kidman! ;)

but yeah, not only was it snubbed but it was torn apart by critics to a large degree.

@KEVIN -- i'll give you exciting and unhinged but complicated? hmmm. i'm unconvinced.

@BRYAN -- If you've never seen it i am beyond excited for you. Turn off all the lights, shut off your phone and just enter that world. Campion is so amazing.

Deborah said...

"Revisit" is hard because I missed SO many 2009 movies. I want to use my DVD rentals on the ones I missed.

But I'm deeply enthusiastic about revisiting In Bruges, which is one of the best unsung movies I've seen in a couple of years.

Pf_Iggy said...

Probably Chéri and Broken Embraces. Chéri just because Pfeiffer doesn't seem to have any other projects and want to see her again.

And Broken Embraces because it was the first time in a long long while that I loved an Almodóvar movie on a first viewing. It usually takes me at least two viewings to love them. And because it's such a haunting movie even with its flaws, that I think Alberto Iglesias should get some recognition for that great score.

As someone said above, I'd add Inglourious Basterds to see what I missed the first time (liked some parts but didn't love it), but Pitt annoyed the hell out of me the first time, so I don't know if I could sit through it a second one.

Chris said...

Saw Avatar for the first time today and I wonder if I ever will again. I have no desire to see it on DVD, despite the set-up of HD and what-not.

That is a movie-theatre experience.

I can't wait to see the Hurt Locker. Too much backlash on message board here (not so much in this post though).

The real question I have is: will I see A Serious Man, after successfully avoiding Burn After Reading. (I want my Coen Bros. movies every 3-4 years, not every year.)

Chris Na Taraja said...

UP.

I enjoyed MR FOX so much, that i thought it might sneak up and steal the Oscar. But after seeing a clip of UP, I forgot how much it pulled on the heart strings, and joy strings too. Even something as fantastic as MR FOX won't be able to touch it.

Rob T. said...

This is going to sound weird, but The Princess and the Frog is the movie from this year for which I'm looking forward to the DVD version most. Preferably the 2-DVD special edition, assuming there is one.

It's clear that the Disney people (and the Pixar people who kibitzed behind the scenes) stopped at nothing to make this the best "Disney princess" film they could, straining at the confines of the genre in the process. Toward that end they put a lot of eye candy, including stylistic experiments and both tributes to and sendups of classic animation.

There was just too much to absorb and also follow the story at the same time. Which is a pity, because the story is pretty solid for the first half-hour or so, with one of the most fully developed animated Disney heroines to date. (I take the presence of such a protagonist as a sign that Disney's next venture outside the "princess" genre--and there will be one--will be something special indeed.)

Anyway, I want to see The Princess and the Frog on DVD to catch additional details, and also watch the extras and listen to the commentary for additional clues, both to "how they did it" in that great first half-hour and "what did they think they were doing" during the rest.

(I'm taking it for granted that it'll be rewarding to re-view my three favorite films of the year, which--so far--are A Serious Man, Up and Inglourious Basterds, all of which others have cited here.)

LoquaciousMuse said...

D9
Inglorious Basterds
Fantastic Mr Fox
The Princess and the Frog