Gareth

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    What do you make of it, Doctor?
  • Birthday 02/07/1997

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  1. Gareth added a post in a topic Best/Favourite films in your lifetime   

    Not exhaustive by any means, pretty much just off the top of my head:  
    1997: Jackie Brown  
    1998: Rushmore  
    1999: Magnolia
    2000: Unbreakable
    2001: Y Tu Mamá También
    2002: Punch-Drunk Love
    2003: Lost In Translation
    2004: Napoleon Dynamite  
    2005: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    2006: Borat
    2007: No Country for Old Men
    2008: The Dark Knight
    2009: Where the Wild Things Are
    2010: Blue Valentine  
    2011: The Tree of Life
    2012: The Comedy
    2013: The Wolf of Wall Street
    2014: Approaching The Elephant  
    2015: Victoria
    2016: American Honey 
  2. Gareth added a post in a topic The DC Universe Original Animated Movie Thread   

    I found DKR to be a really excellent adaptation actually, I prefer it to the original source.  Year One was an entirely misguided adaptation and a failure in almost every way and nothing since then has peaked my interest in the slightest.
  3. Gareth added a post in a topic The All-Purpose Flickchart thread   

    Pshhh.... Goodfellas.
  4. Gareth added a post in a topic Your Top 20 Albums   

    Over a year has gone by, big changes to be made:
    All Velvet Underground Albums Equally (Nico, White Light / White Heat, Self-Titled, Loaded, V.U., & The Matrix Tapes)
    Bitches Brew – Miles Davis
    John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – John Lennon
    Let It Be - The Replacements
    Lola vs Powerman and Moneygoround, Part One – The Kinks
    Mingus Ah Um  - Charles Mingus
    On Fire - Galaxie 500
    Reflektor - Arcade Fire
    Smiley Smile – The Beach Boys
    Strange Days – The Doors
    Surf - Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment
    Surfa Rosa – The Pixies
    The Basement Tapes – The Band & Bob Dylan
    The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
    The White Album – The Beatles
    The Disintegration Loops - William Basinski
    Transformer - Lou Reed
    Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
    Is This It - The Strokes
    Yeezus - Kanye West
  5. Gareth added a post in a topic The All-Purpose Flickchart thread   

    Both are terrible, but at least one is pleasant: Quest for Peace.  However I should qualify that I could only watch a brief portion of DoJ.
  6. Gareth added a post in a topic What are you watching and enjoying?   

    The show was not bad... necessarily, but when it comes to pure filmmaking craft the movie adaptation was so much better.  It was like a character-actor's paradise.  Jim Carrey, Timothy Spall, Jude Law, Billy Connolly, even Thomas Newman's score are just palely imitated in this version.  Barry Sonnenfeld went so tongue-and-cheek with the style that I wouldn't even call it dark.  There were some genuinely heart-felt moments in the film but nothing struck a chord with me in the series. 
    The benefits here are that the whole series feels more thought out, less crammed together, and all things considered a little better written than even the books were.  There's certainly a lot to like but it really made me realize how much stronger of a director Brad Silberling is to Sonnenfeld (although that's not saying much).
    Oh, and anything to do with Sunny, K. Todd Freeman's Poe, and Olaf's henchmen is cringe-inducingly bad.
    EDIT: Having said all that, if I had seen this show when I was eleven it would've been my favorite thing ever.
  7. Gareth added a post in a topic Random movie and tv thoughts   

    No, it looks about as good as it has a right to be.
  8. Gareth added a post in a topic What are you watching and enjoying?   

    Only semi-related but Adult Swim's been re-airing some old episodes of Space Ghost: Coast to Coast and I am loving every second of it.  I wouldn't go as far as to say that Adult Swim's gone to shit, cause... y'know, Rick and Morty, but I do miss the daring and improvisational edge of their early shows.
  9. Gareth added a post in a topic Transformers 5 and Beyond   

    Flaming Lips tho
  10. Gareth added a post in a topic The awesome video thread   

    As a big alt-J fan, that's pretty good.
  11. Gareth added a post in a topic The DC Universe Original Animated Movie Thread   

    No joke though, I'd bet good money that their upcoming "Judas Contract" adaptation will be rated-R.
  12. Gareth added a post in a topic The DC Universe Original Animated Movie Thread   

    "The Killing Joke" shot right up to their 2nd highest grossing title.  So yeah, let's just make everything "R" now.
  13. Gareth added a post in a topic JLA movie news   

    I think they're trying to set up Darkseid.  Not that anyone cares at this point.
  14. Gareth added a post in a topic The All-Purpose Flickchart thread   

    Tables.