Shuffle (2011). I saw this last night on Netflix streaming and really enjoyed it. A man finds he is living his entire life out of chronological order and must figure out why.
Be warned: It's a low-budget production. There are occasional choices which will make you cringe in terms of direction and scoring. Also, maybe it doesn't all add up in the end. But it added up enough for me.
But I liked the light-fantasy/sci-fi, and there was a lot of symmetry (for which I am a big sucker). Also, I think I enjoyed every scene with Grace, she brought a pleasant dose of "acting" to the film.
Before "Shuffle" I watched "Die": 6 people are kidnapped at their moment of suicide and forced to execute each other by the same means as they meant to kill themselves. I was hoping it would be awesome like Saw or so-bad-its-good like Nine Dead (starring Melissa Joan Hart). It was just meh.
What are some quality films you've seen recently on Netflix Streaming? I usually really like films that begin with a big bowl of wtf and we slowly figure out why throughout the film.
Post by Ron Wednesday on Oct 22, 2012 8:34:33 GMT -8
The Darwin Awards Wristcutters: A Love Story Neverwhere Cashback Hebrew Hammer My Name is Bruce
These are ones I watched first on netflix for sure, but I don't know if some have drifted off. I should ask Lessa. She is home all day now since we have < 1 month left to go before baby cannon fires. She's watched every sci-fi thing on netflix I bet.
Dan and I used to trade horrible netflix streaming movies. I saw one where this couple was on acid and couldn't figure out if the horror was really happening. The best scene is where these bushes brush against their face while the walk through the woods screaming in horror at the scary bushes.
I have "Thankskilling" queued for after Halloween, and I hope it's as awful as it looks.
Post by Tulley Kennedy on Oct 22, 2012 13:08:45 GMT -8
I am bringing "Enter the Void" to our lil shindig this weekend. It is an effed up movie, but the psychadelic DMT sequence at the beginning is the best hallucinogenic audio/video experience I have ever seen.
I know wristcutters isn't on Netflix anymore, not even hard dvd copy. Maybe they jacked up their lease once they became a huge cult hit.
Also, I can't stop thinking about Shuffle. As I'm replaying it in my mind, I'm noticing subtle nuances and double-meanings that are just mind-blowing. Annie, we might have to watch that if I'm staying over, it's making my scalp tingle like those old Selson Blue commercials.
Whoa whoa. Just watched shuffle. So so good. I love movies like this. So glad I watched it.
Yes! I'm so glad you liked it!!
Last night I watched Solitude, where a couple camps on a small island in the Great Barrier Reef, and scary things happen. It was okay. I was certainly surprised that such a simple plot could have so many gaping holes in it, but okay.
Then I tried to watch "Cashback," which was supposedly about an artist who could freeze time. I have never seen so many naked women in a movie, ever. It was really distracting to the point where I just turned it off half-way through. Reading ahead in the plot, it looks like it gets better right after where I turned it off. And I like naked women so I'll probably go back to it.
Then I put on Melancholia as I fell asleep. I strongly suspect it's going to become a movie entirely about feelings, at which point I will stop watching. But the first 10 minutes are visually intense and provocative enough for me to want to give it the full try.
Buzzfly: I dont even know what you are talking about.
May 11, 2020 20:14:11 GMT -8
Mike Lenin: It comes across as contrived that you don't know the plight of Annie. You're playing coy
May 11, 2020 20:18:08 GMT -8
Mike Lenin: you posted in the mildville gazette forum right before posting this shoutbox. I can't believe that you would make this comment AFTER reading the Gazette. Please. It's normal behavior economics to read the Gazette then post. This makes you suspect.
May 11, 2020 20:20:24 GMT -8
Buzzfly: Ya whatever. As I said vote how you want, nothing is going to change how you think. Frankly, its getting to be a waste of time.
May 11, 2020 20:21:38 GMT -8
Mike Lenin: OMG, dude, you are totally a villain and are caught!
May 11, 2020 20:23:27 GMT -8
Buzzfly: You must be really bored
May 11, 2020 20:23:50 GMT -8
Mike Lenin: And yeah, I'm open minded to new ideas when they fit. Earlier I had shouted at you that I'm willing to accept that you could be a hero
May 11, 2020 20:23:58 GMT -8
Mike Lenin: boring people get bored
May 11, 2020 20:24:02 GMT -8
Mike Lenin: and definitely not sober
May 11, 2020 20:24:10 GMT -8
Buzzfly: Well that I can drink too
May 11, 2020 20:24:41 GMT -8
Mike Lenin: And yeah, for the record, tl;dr you accused me of playing the game, and to boot, to that, correctly, in identifying you as a villain. So despite it being clear that we are playing for different teams, I'm still down to share a drink with you
May 11, 2020 20:28:03 GMT -8
Buzzfly: Take another drink, you will need it when you find out youre wrong
May 11, 2020 20:29:16 GMT -8