What Film Are You Watching Tonight?

(titoli) #8101

Tonight begins 5th edition of annual festival of genre cinema (SF/fantasy/horror/crime) in Zagreb, my favorite movie happening in town.

Among stuff that will be shown, I’m really looking forward to this:-

  • The Duke of Burgundy - gialloesque tale of lesbian D/s relationship, with soundtrack by excellent Cat’s Eyes. Yummy.
  • Jodorowsky’s Dune doc. Also showing: HR Giger doc.
  • Couple of most talk about movies this year, that I have fortunately avoided to see on small screen: Ex Machina, What do we do in the shadows.

Also: the original Wicker Man will be shown in memory of Chrisopher Lee, I have a chance to see Re-Animator on big screen, new anime form Ghibli studios, The Drop (last movie with James Gandolfini) etc.

I have already posted this picture above of the venue last year, which caused some mouth water, but for the closure of the festival real spectacle is prepared: the screening of The Shining at the fortress above town (and party til down afterwards).

(Søren) #8102

What We Do in the Shadows is one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in recent years so have a nice time with that one :slight_smile: The Wicker Man is my favourite Christopher Lee-movie plus it’s got an out-of-this-world soundtrack. Nice choices.


7 Days/Les 7 jours du talion (2010)- French revenge thriller.

(Asa) #8104

Hopefully tonight, or more likely tomorrow, I shall be watching the newest member of my DVD family (with many thanks to the good Reverend):

(Reverend Danite) #8105

Oh God! ;D ;D ;D ;D

Fuck*n genius!

(The Man With a Name) #8106

I watched El Puro again. :slight_smile:


Bone Tomahawk [2015]

I was so fucking surprised that this is already making the rounds. :o

(Asa) #8108

That’s excellent news LG, thanks for that heads-up. I’ve had my eye on this for a while but I wasn’t even contemplating checking the torrent sites until the new year. Top man.

(Asa) #8109

Well, with SpagvemberFest 2015 almost at an end, it’s time to stock up on After Eights, advocaat and amphetamines, and get festive with the 31 DAYS of CHRISTMAS Yuletide movie marathon! Ho Ho Ho! A Christmas film/TV special every day in December (incorporating a couple of New Year’s Eve-themed pictures towards the end, of course). Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la la la!

(John Welles) #8110

Your inexhaustible enthusiasm is almost wearying :wink: How do you maintain such a stamina?

(Asa) #8111

My stock response to that question John is to smile enigmatically whilst quietly cramming a half-used box of Viagras back up my arsehole where I hide them. :slight_smile:

The spags every day have been hard, I admit. I’ve been trying to do it without subjecting my wife to too many of them, which has often led to me watching them in bed late at night once she’s asleep which has meant that I’m usually tired myself before I start (it’s also brought my Bond Movie adventure to a halt since that’s when I tended to watch those too). Christmas is easy though by comparison. Almost all of my choices for the month will be festive family fare that can go on in the early evening when there’s feck-all on anyway. Besides, it gets us into the festive spirit as the month draws on.

(titoli) #8112

Question to fellows who have seen Bone tomahawk: How much horror and gore is in it?

(Asa) #8113

Hardly any. For the vast majority of its runtime - including the entire first ninety minutes or so - it’s just a western. A sparse, deliberately paced western, albeit with a pervasive air of foreboding throughout. It’s just that, when the relatively brief gore hits (essentially, we’re talking about one scene, really), it hits as hard as any so-called torture porn/gorenography movie out there.


Yep!..what last.caress said.

(titoli) #8115

Thanks guys. So I think it sounds suitable for a romantic night at the movies with one’s missus (that likes westerns but doesn’t like gore). :wink:

(Asa) #8116

Right, let’s get festive!


Kicking off my Christmas adventure is the not-terribly-Christmas-sounding In Bruges (McDonagh, 2008). Can’t say for sure how Christmassy or indeed even how good it is since I’ve never seen it, but I’m led to understand it’s a pretty decent pic.

(Asa) #8117


Today, we sat down to Tokyo Godfathers (Kon, 2003), a wonderful and charming anime concerning the trials and tribulations of a trio of homeless people in Tokyo (“A bum, a homo and a runaway”, as one of them puts it) as they try to help a baby they’ve found abandoned in a skip on Christmas Eve. From Satoshi Kon, the late great twisted genius behind such dark tales as Perfect Blue (1997), Paprika (2006) and the series Paranoia Agent (2004).

(Asa) #8118


This evening, we’ve tucked into a mini-marathon of Christmas episodes of Frasier, one of my favourite sitcoms of all time. I’ve seen them all so many times now that I can pretty much recite the lines but they still make me smile. Indeed, the entire show is still in very regular comfort/bedtime telly rotation at casa.caress.

(Asa) #8119

Yippee ki Friday evening, motherf*ckers!


Tonight we’re getting our '80’s groove on, along with our bloodstained wifebeaters (that’s a vest btw, not a sinister club of domestic violence offenders), to Die Hard (McTiernan, 1988), featuring such warming festive delights as Bruce Willis cutting his feet to ribbons, and Alan Rickman falling off of a high-rise. Actually, Die Hard really does put me in the festive mood, I’m surprised I placed it this early in my Christmas selection. Really should’ve been closer to the Big Day. Ah well.

(Sebastian) #8120

I just survived Fellini’s “La Voce Della Luna”. Avoid it!
Now I need something entertaining and shallow to calm my nerves and wake myself up. Maybe “The Gunman” with Sean Penn…