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Re: Joel and Ethan Coen

#51 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon May 07, 2012 10:48 am

I'm still convinced that we'll be seeing it on Criterion here

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Re: Joel and Ethan Coen

#52 Post by Graham » Mon May 07, 2012 11:09 am

matrixschmatrix wrote:
Has anyone bought this? I'm curious as to how Barton Fink and Intolerable Cruelty look, and whether the Big Lebowski release is as DNR'd as the R1.
Yes, I bought this set for just £13.99 a few months ago. Barton Fink looks great, loads of grain and detail and a massive jump up from the subpar DVD release. Intolerable Cruelty is fine as far as I can remember and The Big Lebowski's DNR is well documented. However, with that film I was upgrading the 1998 DVD release so this was another huge jump. Also, watching on a 37" screen it looked good to my eyes.

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Re: Joel and Ethan Coen

#53 Post by domino harvey » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:16 pm

The Coens-scripted Gambit, which came out in the UK several years ago, is finally showing up in the US... and going direct-to-DVD

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Re: Hail Caesar (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2015)

#54 Post by The Narrator Returns » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:30 am

mfunk9786 wrote:This cast is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in a long while. Of course, I felt that way about Burn After Reading and look how that turned out
You mean that it turned out to be one of their funniest movies? I agree, for the record.

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Re: Hail Caesar (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2015)

#55 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:31 pm

Though I haven't revisited it, I meant one of their very worst.

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Re: Hail Caesar (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2015)

#56 Post by Jeff » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:05 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:Though I haven't revisited it, I meant one of their very worst.
Like most Coen comedies, it improves tremendously on a second viewing.

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Re: Hail Caesar (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2015)

#57 Post by Movie-Brat » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:16 pm

See, I never had that problem. I loved a film like Raising Arizona right from the getgo.

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Re: Hail Caesar (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2015)

#58 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:19 pm

Raising Arizona has the unfair advantage of actually being funny though

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Re: Hail Caesar (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2015)

#59 Post by Movie-Brat » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:21 pm

domino harvey wrote:Raising Arizona has the unfair advantage of actually being funny though
There was also O Brother, Where Art Thou? But I suppose that also counts in that category.

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Re: Hail Caesar (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2015)

#60 Post by Jeff » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:25 pm

Funny the first time: Raising Arizona
Funnier with each viewing: Lebowski, O Brother, Intolerable Cruelty, Burn After Reading
Never Funny: The Ladykillers

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Re: Joel and Ethan Coen

#61 Post by The Narrator Returns » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:28 pm

Damn, I'm in a tight spot, that spot being finding The Ladykillers pretty funny at times.

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Re: Joel and Ethan Coen

#62 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:30 pm

Only Coen Brothers Comedies I'd bother to watch again: Raising Arizona and the Hudsucker Proxy (and add in No Country For Old Men and you can just say Coen Brothers Movies) (Haven't seen Intolerable Cruelty yet but have seen every other Coen Bros film) (Clearly it is really important that you know my opinions on this) (I know it is not) (I'm sure I'm sorry) (Sigur Ros 4ever)

Narrator: The only thing I remember liking about the Ladykillers was Tom Hanks' performance, so I'll give it some marginal praise there even if it was immediately countermanded by everyone else in the movie

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Re: Joel and Ethan Coen

#63 Post by The Narrator Returns » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:32 pm

I thought J.K. Simmons was pretty funny in it (hell, those embarrassing IBS jokes are saved by him trying to turn his condition into a teachable moment), but yes, Tom Hanks definitely stole the show.

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Re: Hail Caesar (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2015)

#64 Post by knives » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:35 pm

Jeff wrote:Funny the first time: Raising Arizona
Funnier with each viewing: Lebowski, O Brother, Intolerable Cruelty, Burn After Reading
Never Funny: The Ladykillers
Should add Hudsucker to that last list if we're treating opinions as objective. Hawks would shoot them in the head for Leigh's performance.

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Re: Joel and Ethan Coen

#65 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:37 pm

Jennifer Jason Leigh versus Howard Hawks is like the toughest call in history though. If it came up on one of those "Pick One" internet games, I'd just close the browser window

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Re: Joel and Ethan Coen

#66 Post by swo17 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:38 pm

knives, you're wrong again on the internet.


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Re: Joel and Ethan Coen

#68 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:36 am

This is a couple years old, but as I'm listening to a podcast series about Silk Road at the moment, I did some googling on whether an inevitable fictional film adaptation of its creation and downfall is in the works. And it appears it was as of October 2016, by the Coens. They would be the absolute perfect people to tell this story of a bumbling libertarian creating a worldwide drug network and then making naïve mistake after naïve mistake until his empire comes crumbling down. Or, at least, if Spielberg doesn't feel like remaking Catch Me if You Can, they would be.

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Re: Joel and Ethan Coen

#69 Post by Alan Smithee » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:49 pm

I totally get where you’re coming from in the way Ulbricht is ripe for doomed comedy with an extra level of gravity but I’d love to see Paul Schrader do it. Ulbricht is a typical Schrader character filled with hubris, illusions of principle, and self destruction. Either way the movie needs to happen.

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