Nymphomaniac Volume II
Nymphomaniac Volume II
Cecil Trachenberg: Pretty much how I felt about part 1. Lovely pictures that and a story that will move at a snails pace. Plus, tons of nudity and hopefully not Shia’s Labeef.
Alex Jowski: So there’s dialogue in this trailer of sorts and I made the mistake of thinking: “Hey, maybe this trailer will give me a better idea of what this movie is about other than fucking.” And then Christian Slater says: “This is my tree. This is my soul tree.” And I turned it off.
Glenn Criddle: I’m kinda wanting to see this. Von Trier is as always being provocative and it’s a fascinating cast to say the least and I know LaBeouf gets a lot of stick, some justified, some not so much but I am actually interested in seeing him in better roles under decent directors. This looks like it could be an interesting story about an interesting subject and yeah theres Von Triers use of unsimulated sexual activity which frankly for me is fine, I suspect the sex here will be not as titilating as some may wish. I will get around to this sometime, I’m just not sure about seeing it at the cinema but yeah, I’ll check it out, it could be rather good.
Josh Hadley: I can admit when I am wrong… it turns out I jumped the gun when I called Nymphomaniac Vol I the very definition of Pretentious (even giving the dictionary definition to hammer the point home)… I shot my load too early, I had not seen this trailer yet, it happens to some guys now and then… I will eat some oysters and I will be fine… now this, THIS is pretentious though… in fact I think from now on I will not even use the term pretentious, I will just say “Nymphomaniac Volume II” and that will cover it from both a film perspective and from a Websters perspective.
Jillian Zurawski: If your soul tree gets peed on in the woods, do you feel it? Oh, and… WILLEM DAFOE! *SQUEE!!!*
mister X: are lars von trier n’ michael haneke the same person? cuz i get a similar ‘troll the viewer as ART!’ vibe from them both. just like the trailer for part 1, this again feels like something i will watch under a microscope as i dissect it n’ NOT a film-going experience…and, hmmm-can’t imagine i’ll have a problem with THIS scene:
Cecil Trachenberg: Found footage when done well can make for some great flicks for a relatively smaller budget. I like this a lot, I’m all in. I hope this gets a decent release and not some limited bullshit.
Alex Jowski: I’m not very confident about this movie. It’s found footage and it’s far too rare to find a truly enjoyable found footage movie. Also the story is Chronicle. It’s Chronicle in a different location. Only the difference is that in Chronicle the protagonists got their magic powers from a glowing rock in a cave. In this movie a guy sleeps with a girl and suddenly has powers. So it’s still getting powers from a cave only in this case a much more fleshy and confining one. Or maybe not that confining at all actually – I don’t know this girl. This is why I’m gay. Well, not the only reason – more of a minor contributing factor. My one-night-stands don’t end up as the impetus of a shitty found footage movie.
Glenn Criddle: I’m sort of hot and cold on this. The story looks kinda fun and there looks like some decent action but it’s yet another found footage film and I’m pretty much fed up of them. It’s long gone from being an effective device for manipulating the audience into accepting the on screen madness to being a cliche. We’ve seen so much of the cinematic device of handheld cameras that it’s no longer convincing, it just feels, well passe. The format should be put to bed for a long time and only used where it is necessary, not as a cheap way of trying to sucker in an audience who are now so over exposed to the genre that it can’t function in the way it should.
Josh Hadley: Okay if “Nymphomaniac Volume II” is now the definition substituting for pretentious… then “Afflicted” will be the new landmark for idiotic and uninspired. Found footage… oooo how original… zombies… how original… Eli Roth characters going to party and travel… how original… fuck you movie.
Jillian Zurawski: Not a huge fan of found footage movies, mostly due to the mass amounts of shaky cam. With each growing year, it seems movies get more and more shaky. But anywho – This kinda looks like if “John Dies at the End” had a baby with the video game “Prototype”. I might be more inclined to give it a try if not for just how shake the shaky cam is… It’s not just that I don’t like it (I mean yea, excessive shaky cam IS annoying in its own right), but it just has this physical effect that kinda messes with me, which may be worsened at how quickly each cut went by. I don’t think I could sit through a whole movie of that.
mister X: i see glimmers of an intriguing story in there…but i just can never accept the found-footage gimmick…too many variables stick in my head as a vidmaker when i watch them that i can never get ‘lost’ in them…
Cecil Trachenberg: Colm Meaney is a british black comedy? Sold.
Alex Jowski: So is radio still kind of a big thing in the UK – especially a “mid-morning” show? In the USA nobody really does the whole “listen to the radio” thing. There is the occasional wacky morning DJ that will snag some notoriety but nobody cares about that guy’s following act. I’ve never heard anyone say “Hey, that guy on the radio just before lunch-time is pretty cool.” Airheads made sense for it’s time – the 90s – because we didn’t have everything on the internet, we didn’t have fit-to-consume and void of identity satellite radio, we didn’t even have iPods back in those dark days. We listened to the radio because that was the ONLY way you were going to listen to the latest music and, hopefully, have a cassette in the player and an eager finger on the record button. This is 2014 – if a radio station were taken over by terrorists, even a cool disgruntled worker like Colm Meany, it wouldn’t be a gripping “Oh My God” kind of public reaction. As such, I’m having trouble following the movie a bit. There are some good jokes throughout – but then some that kind of flop like Steve Coogan’s hand coming out of a toilet because that’s impossible.
Glenn Criddle: Meh, this has been out for quite a while over her but I’m just not an Alan Partridge fan (or Steve Coogan for that matter). It looks mildly amusing and may appeal to many but for me, well I’m just not that stoked to go see this. Thats a pass for me I’m afraid but if you’re a fan of Coogan and his uncomfortable characters then you may just like like this.
Josh Hadley: I will just leave this here… you can draw your own conclusions.
mister X: i know nothing bout this film but i can smell a ‘tv character gets a movie’ from a mile away…but it’s got colm meany n’ dat’s my dawg!
Cecil Trachenberg: beautiful animation for a story I could not give less of a shit about. I guess they were running out of Madagascar sequels so they had to switch to something. I’m sure we’ll have another Rango next week.
Alex Jowski: Rio wasn’t bad but it certainly didn’t leave itself open to sequels. And they gave the main characters kids so they just turned Rio 2 into Shrek 3 which is not a good thing. Oh, and then characters were singing that goddamned Memory song from Cats so FUCK THAT.
Glenn Criddle: I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. I generally do not like animation. Actually I don’t like this kind of disney-esque kind of animation, it bores me and it all sort of looks the same to me. We have yet another ‘world tour’ sequel where they take the same characters and transplant them somewhere…else….(Yawn). Goofy characters, predictable jokes and performances that just feel phoned in and lacking in originality and maybe this is just my personal tastes talking here but I just can’t get excited about it…. It’s all feeling very done. I may sound a bit snobby here and I don’t intend to, but give me Bellville Rendezvous over this any day. That was a fantastic animation.
Josh Hadley: sgne erit ewt 666 etjer
sgje etejter etje[t384sajps kjgsd
Jillian Zurawski: I never saw the 1st Rio, so not sure if i can follow the pivotal plot points… ;) Now, I don’t know how the first movie fared, but this doesn’t look bad or anything. It seems like a genuine “for the family” fun type of movie, without relying on the “pandering cliches” many other kids movies today tend to do. The fact that it’s made from the same people who did Ice Age gives me no cause for concern that this would end up being another “Free Birds”. *shutter*
mister X: i give less fucks bout this movie than david gest gave liza minelli when they were married…
Only Lovers Left Alive
The Railway Man