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(Short List)   Subby's frothing at the mouth at the trailer for the new Coen brothers movie. So's John Goodman   (shortlist.com) divider line 59
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2013-01-24 02:25:52 PM
Funny dialogue but I'm not sure if I can take that much...folk.
 
2013-01-24 02:31:20 PM
love the cohens. love the era. i hope it's good. timberlake looks hilarious in his getup.
 
2013-01-24 03:05:07 PM
STFU, subby.
 
2013-01-24 03:11:46 PM
The Coen brothers have lost it. Ever since one of them turned into a chick it's been downhill. I mean they'll never make another Dumb and Dumber. Pity.
 
2013-01-24 03:13:35 PM
OMG TEH COEN BROS ARE TEH SUXXXXOOORRRRSSS!!!!ELEVENTY!!!!!!

/just gettting it out of the way.
 
2013-01-24 03:20:42 PM

Speaker2Animals: STFU, subby.


Done.
 
2013-01-24 03:22:39 PM
I've loved their work since `Blood Simple'! See you in line at the theatre!
 
2013-01-24 03:24:42 PM
I'd like to fix that Mulligan lassie's cable, if you catch my drift.
 
2013-01-24 03:30:30 PM
Thisisrelevanttomyinterests.
 
2013-01-24 03:32:12 PM
Since when did the Coen Brothers turn into Wes Anderson?
 
2013-01-24 03:34:12 PM

calm like a bomb: OMG TEH COEN BROS ARE TEH SUXXXXOOORRRRSSS!!!!ELEVENTY!!!!!!

/just gettting it out of the way.


I won't be that dick because I love the Coens. I will say though that I think their last two movies were really, really disappointing.

I think A Serious Man is by far the worst movie they've ever done and True Grit was slightly better than average, which for the Coens means it was a failure.

But they always come back and hit one out of the park eventually.
 
2013-01-24 03:40:22 PM

sigdiamond2000: I think A Serious Man is by far the worst movie they've ever done


I cannot disagree more. However, as a Jew, the movie was basically one long in-joke, so it's entirely possible that you, (presumably) a not-Jew, just simply didn't get it.

Which makes sense. They made the movie as a labor of love, and it was apparently one they had been planning for decades. I loved it, it was intensely dark and intensely funny.
 
2013-01-24 03:47:24 PM

Sirjohnfalstaff: The Coen brothers have lost it. Ever since one of them turned into a chick it's been downhill. I mean they'll never make another Dumb and Dumber. Pity.


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2013-01-24 03:50:12 PM
If something terrible happens to that cat, I'm gonna be pissed.
 
2013-01-24 03:51:08 PM

Rincewind53: sigdiamond2000: I think A Serious Man is by far the worst movie they've ever done

I cannot disagree more. However, as a Jew, the movie was basically one long in-joke, so it's entirely possible that you, (presumably) a not-Jew, just simply didn't get it.


That's probably true.
 
2013-01-24 03:53:56 PM

sigdiamond2000: Rincewind53: sigdiamond2000: I think A Serious Man is by far the worst movie they've ever done

I cannot disagree more. However, as a Jew, the movie was basically one long in-joke, so it's entirely possible that you, (presumably) a not-Jew, just simply didn't get it.

That's probably true.


Yeah, there was a lot of stuff that would just really not make sense or fall flat without the right context.
 
2013-01-24 03:55:04 PM

DrZiffle: If something terrible happens to that cat, I'm gonna be pissed.


Came here to say that.

/Fark Harry and Tonto

//Loves the Coen Brothers

///Miller's Crossing is my favorite
 
2013-01-24 03:56:15 PM
Love the Coen's work. rented A Serious Man again. Going to give it a second shot.
Goy
 
2013-01-24 03:59:57 PM
This is a great book... how have I not heard anything about this film till now???
 
2013-01-24 04:04:37 PM

Sirjohnfalstaff: The Coen brothers have lost it. Ever since one of them turned into a chick it's been downhill. I mean they'll never make another Dumb and Dumber. Pity.


Fark off. Their "Sounds of Silence" song is still amazing.
 
2013-01-24 04:06:05 PM

Rincewind53: sigdiamond2000: Rincewind53: sigdiamond2000: I think A Serious Man is by far the worst movie they've ever done

I cannot disagree more. However, as a Jew, the movie was basically one long in-joke, so it's entirely possible that you, (presumably) a not-Jew, just simply didn't get it.

That's probably true.

Yeah, there was a lot of stuff that would just really not make sense or fall flat without the right context.


That's the first I've heard of a Jew not making cents!

/Wocka wocka
 
2013-01-24 04:20:07 PM

sigdiamond2000: I think A Serious Man is by far the worst movie they've ever done


So you haven't seen Barton Fink?
 
2013-01-24 04:21:25 PM
I never get tired of watching Burn After Reading. Not sure which is best, Malkovich's character or Clooney and Pitt playing against type.
 
2013-01-24 04:29:19 PM
This seems to be more in the Barton Fink, Hudsucker Proxy, O Brother Where Art Thou, Intolerable Cruelty category than the Raising Arizona, Fargo, Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men category.

I can't believe they'd pick such a cliched and trite representation of folk music for the trailer though. It's like one of those 1980's throwback movies using Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax" instead of Teenage Enema Nurse or Oingo Boingo. "Oh hey, we're making a movie about the 60-'s folk scene in the Village, better use Bob Dylan!"

That would be like making a movie about gangster rap in the early 90's and using MC Hammer as the soundtrack.
 
2013-01-24 04:37:45 PM

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: Sirjohnfalstaff: The Coen brothers have lost it. Ever since one of them turned into a chick it's been downhill. I mean they'll never make another Dumb and Dumber. Pity.

Fark off. Their "Sounds of Silence" song is still amazing.


Ha ha ha, I loved their TV show! "Mom always liked you best!"
 
2013-01-24 04:50:01 PM
Drive's Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan, together again............
 
2013-01-24 04:53:18 PM
I love the Cohen's and really enjoyed A Serious Man. Not their best but still fantastic. Worth watching a few times. What's weird is how this movie looks a lot like the movie The Box in the way it's filmed which is cool for a period piece.

/many people hated The Box but I thought it was really good.
 
2013-01-24 04:54:15 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: That would be like making a movie about gangster rap in the early 90's and using MC Hammer as the soundtrack.


I'd watch that.
 
2013-01-24 04:57:42 PM
I caught A Serious Man one night on TV randomly and had to sleep before I could catch the end, but I enjoyed what I saw of it. I didn't even know what it was called or who directed it when I sat down, but was still enthralled. I should have known immediately it was the Coen Bros. I need to sit down and watch the whole thing sometime.

May have to catch this one too. Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan are very welcome faces after Drive, John Goodman is always good to see, and the Coens have been a long time favorite.
 
2013-01-24 04:59:44 PM
christ, what an asshole.
 
2013-01-24 05:07:01 PM

Rincewind53: sigdiamond2000: I think A Serious Man is by far the worst movie they've ever done

I cannot disagree more. However, as a Jew, the movie was basically one long in-joke, so it's entirely possible that you, (presumably) a not-Jew, just simply didn't get it.

Which makes sense. They made the movie as a labor of love, and it was apparently one they had been planning for decades. I loved it, it was intensely dark and intensely funny.


I came in to ask this: Do I need to give "A Serious Man" another shot? I just didn't get it. I'll admit, I didn't give it my full attention, but I wanted to like it, because I know that the C bros. put so much attention and detail and love into all their films.
 
2013-01-24 05:12:24 PM

Teufelaffe: Since when did the Coen Brothers turn into Wes Anderson?


Yeah, I got that vibe too. Not sure if I like it.

thismomentinblackhistory: Funny dialogue but I'm not sure if I can take that much...folk.


You forget what O'brother Where Art Thou did for bluegrass?
 
2013-01-24 05:13:27 PM

LeroyBourne: Teufelaffe: Since when did the Coen Brothers turn into Wes Anderson?

Yeah, I got that vibe too. Not sure if I like it.

thismomentinblackhistory: Funny dialogue but I'm not sure if I can take that much...folk.

You forget what O'brother Where Art Thou did for bluegrass?


and what A Might Wind DIDNT do for folk, haha.
 
2013-01-24 05:29:50 PM
Loved the "Folk songs? I thought you said you were a musician" line from John Goodman.

/Heard too much folk music growing up
//Would be glad to never hear Peter, Paul & Mary, folkie Joan Baez and The Kingston Trio ever again
 
2013-01-24 05:32:11 PM

The Flexecutioner: LeroyBourne: Teufelaffe: Since when did the Coen Brothers turn into Wes Anderson?

Yeah, I got that vibe too. Not sure if I like it.

thismomentinblackhistory: Funny dialogue but I'm not sure if I can take that much...folk.

You forget what O'brother Where Art Thou did for bluegrass?

and what A Might Wind DIDNT do for folk, haha.


Touche, I still liked a mighty wind though.
 
2013-01-24 05:33:46 PM

Teufelaffe: Since when did the Coen Brothers turn into Wes Anderson?


Are we looking at the same trailer? I didn't see one symmetrical shot in the whole thing.
 
2013-01-24 05:50:07 PM

jaytkay: Wasn't Looking at his Neck: Sirjohnfalstaff: The Coen brothers have lost it. Ever since one of them turned into a chick it's been downhill. I mean they'll never make another Dumb and Dumber. Pity.

Fark off. Their "Sounds of Silence" song is still amazing.

Ha ha ha, I loved their TV show! "Mom always liked you best!"


How do they find time to make movies and coach in the NFL, though?
 
2013-01-24 06:27:17 PM

Soulcatcher: DrZiffle: If something terrible happens to that cat, I'm gonna be pissed.

Came here to say that.

/Fark Harry and Tonto

//Loves the Coen Brothers

///Miller's Crossing is my favorite


Seconded.

/Thirded?
 
2013-01-24 06:32:50 PM
I'm kinda surprised John Goodman is still alive. I figured he'd have died of a heart attack ten years ago.
 
2013-01-24 06:33:05 PM

Sirjohnfalstaff: The Coen brothers have lost it. Ever since one of them turned into a chick it's been downhill. I mean they'll never make another Dumb and Dumber. Pity.


This post really delivers.
 
2013-01-24 06:38:17 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: This seems to be more in the Barton Fink, Hudsucker Proxy, O Brother Where Art Thou, Intolerable Cruelty category than the Raising Arizona, Fargo, Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men category.

I can't believe they'd pick such a cliched and trite representation of folk music for the trailer though. It's like one of those 1980's throwback movies using Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax" instead of Teenage Enema Nurse or Oingo Boingo. "Oh hey, we're making a movie about the 60-'s folk scene in the Village, better use Bob Dylan!"

That would be like making a movie about gangster rap in the early 90's and using MC Hammer as the soundtrack.


Well, this appears to be based on a real folksinger who influenced Dylan.
 
2013-01-24 07:05:51 PM

sigdiamond2000: I think A Serious Man is by far the worst movie they've ever done


No, that would be the Ladykillers.

A Serious Man is excellent. It's their take on the Jewish parables rabbis use to illustrate their points: long, rambling, confusing, and lacking a clear moral.
 
2013-01-24 07:54:56 PM

Rincewind53: sigdiamond2000: Rincewind53: sigdiamond2000: I think A Serious Man is by far the worst movie they've ever done

I cannot disagree more. However, as a Jew, the movie was basically one long in-joke, so it's entirely possible that you, (presumably) a not-Jew, just simply didn't get it.

That's probably true.

Yeah, there was a lot of stuff that would just really not make sense or fall flat without the right context.


Yeah, but we can all appreciate the chick sunbathing naked who had to wear a merkin to keep with the 1960s-era pubic hair, right?
 
2013-01-24 08:01:51 PM
Is this a prequel to DRIVE?
 
2013-01-24 08:39:31 PM

MayoSlather: I'm kinda surprised John Goodman is still alive. I figured he'd have died of a heart attack ten years ago.


He did, this is all just a delusion being written by his wife. Turns out his family didn't win the lottery after all. Quite sad actually.
 
2013-01-24 08:41:24 PM

Speaker2Animals: I never get tired of watching Burn After Reading. Not sure which is best, Malkovich's character or Clooney and Pitt playing against type.


I am going to watch that again. And I'll have to look up a few of these others.
 
2013-01-24 09:12:10 PM
Good to see Stark Sands in a movie that doesn't look like shiat. Only other thing I've seen him in was Generation Kill (which he rocked) and Something of the Dead (which made Manos: Hands of Fate look like a goddamn masterpiece). But I like that dude. Hope to see him in more movies soon.
 
2013-01-24 09:51:30 PM
Anyone else see the Freewheelin' Bob Dylan album cover in there?
 
2013-01-24 10:12:43 PM
F. MURRAY farkING ABRAHAM, biatches.

Folksingers in the Village, from a Dave Van Ronk memoir, but no Fred Neil? Pity.

/Coen fangirl, will see it of course
 
2013-01-25 08:35:35 AM
MULLIGAN!
 
2013-01-25 08:37:08 AM

cryinoutloud: Speaker2Animals: I never get tired of watching Burn After Reading. Not sure which is best, Malkovich's character or Clooney and Pitt playing against type.

I am going to watch that again. And I'll have to look up a few of these others.


The big problem I had with Burn After Reading is that there are absolutely no characters you can like, or even identify with, in every way -- everyone is equally stupid and/or horrible.  The key to a lot of Coen Bros movies is that you have one character who you can latch on to to take you through the insanity.  There's The Dude in The Big Lebowski, Marge Gunderson in Fargo, Tom Reagan in Millers Crossing, even H.I. in Raising Arizona.  Without that character, the movie can sort of fall apart into just a series of mean-spirited gags, which is kind of what I thought happened to Burn After Reading.

I am going to have to give A Serious Man another shot, though.  I didn't hate it, but I just didn't feel myself connecting to it like I do on other Coen Bros movies.  Of course, I felt the same way about Barton Fink when I first saw it, and it's become one of my favorite Coen Bros movies.

/i'll show you the life of the mind
 
2013-01-25 08:53:30 AM

Dwight_Yeast: No, that would be the Ladykillers.


I love the Coen brothers, but they really should have done some hard time for making that film. If it was spoof about incredibly bad movie remakes, it went right over my head.
 
2013-01-25 09:56:28 AM
First I see someone bashing Terminator 2. Now I see someone bashing Barton Fink?

This is insanity and it needs to stop.
 
2013-01-25 12:27:16 PM
One of the things I love about the Coens is that they always put one thing in their movie to piss you off completely. It is different for everyone, but there is always something that is over the line for you. I think the reason they do that is two-fold. One, it serves as an enrapturing device. It creates not just a connecting, but a drawing in. An investing of yourself in the film. Even if it is for a bad reason, it is a desireable thing because Two, if you can manage to get over whatever it is that happened to put you off, you will pay more attention to the rest of the film and see it in a more positive light. That is why they never make these devices very relevant to the film itself. The use of Dylan is a great example in this case.
 
2013-01-25 02:38:50 PM
Barton Fink the worst?
I give you this!


images.zap2it.com
 
2013-01-25 06:13:17 PM

macadamnut: Dwight_Yeast: No, that would be the Ladykillers.

I love the Coen brothers, but they really should have done some hard time for making that film. If it was spoof about incredibly bad movie remakes, it went right over my head.


I thought it was a take on those "Big Momma's House" movies.
 
2013-01-25 08:36:05 PM
The Ladykillers is awesome.
 
2013-01-26 01:19:32 AM

OOBE Juan Kenobi: The Ladykillers is awesome.


...said no one with any taste whatsoever.
 
2013-01-26 11:44:59 PM

Teufelaffe: OOBE Juan Kenobi: The Ladykillers is awesome.

...said no one with any taste whatsoever.


If he is talking about The Ladykillers with Alec Guinness, then I would second it.
 
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