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by sean_sean_sean_sean
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Old Stickies
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? May 2012
Replies: 1883
Views: 220501

Recently I watched Rintaro's 1979 Galaxy Express 999 film for the first time, and I have to say it feels good to have found a Rintaro work, besides his great Neo-Tokyo segment, which I can love unreservedly! I've only seen a handful of his works, though: Metropolis (very messy in a numbe...
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Hideaki Anno's debut: Ultraman Returns (1983)
Replies: 23
Views: 20910

Thanks for this, Xard! Will start loading it now... Without wanting to clutter up the thread, this has reminded me: I found this bizarre short film Ryusei-Kacho, which Anno seems to have made at roundabout the same time as he was working on Cutie Honey: [url]http://www.wat.tv/video/ryusei-kacho-1lr3...
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [Literature] Currently Reading (discussion)
Replies: 1912
Views: 225719

I have now just finished Graham Swift's Last Orders, and it merits another: WOW. "You sound like you're just round the corner, sweetheart..." Between this and his Waterland (now my favourite novel) a few weeks back, I have had perhaps the most wonderful reading session I...
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [Literature] Currently Reading (discussion)
Replies: 1912
Views: 225719

Just finished Graham Swift's Waterland. Wow. This novel may well end up snatching the title of "Sean's favourite anything ever in the world ever". "And don't forget," my father would say, as if he expected me at any moment to up and leave to seek my fortune in the wid...
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FIFA WORLD CUP: south africa 2010
Replies: 191
Views: 19547

Oz wrote:England v USA: England, what the hell was that? /sp/ is going nuts over this match.


Scotland did not get in of course, but overall I think it is quite safe to say that Scots found that moment fairly hilarious :lol:
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Most satisfying movie you have seen recently [2]
Replies: 1500
Views: 109093

Yojimbo, it's refreshing to see that someone else shares my distaste for Me and You and Everyone We Know. The "goldfish on the roof of the car" scene is among the more obnoxious things I have seen in my life. In all fairness, I wonder whether perhaps the blame lies with me in this case...
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Most satisfying movie you have seen recently [2]
Replies: 1500
Views: 109093

Not much of a contribution at all, but having just finished the film, I simply must add my voice to the choir and say that Summer Wars is... amazing; simply amazing. An utter triumph. It's not often that a film is so good that it moves me to tears of sheer happiness, but Summer Wars has done jus...
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Most satisfying movie you have seen recently [2]
Replies: 1500
Views: 109093

I think Sono's use of the "detective mystery plot" could potentially have been rather an interesting approach had he focused solely on the detectives and their perceptions of "what was going down" / their inability to truly understand / etc., filtering things through their pe...
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Most satisfying movie you have seen recently [2]
Replies: 1500
Views: 109093

[...] I guess you haven't seen The Suicide Club yet, have you? (In case you haven't, go watch it now) There is a lot in Suicide Club which I like a great deal, but I tend to feel that while it works very well in parts (that early rooftop scene is wonderfully surreal, for a start...
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Most satisfying movie you have seen recently [2]
Replies: 1500
Views: 109093

Eva Yojimbo wrote:[...] too much repetition that adds very little to the film (such as the multiple scenes of Yui doing the ninja upskirt shots)


Too many panty shots?

A contradiction in terms, surely.
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Most satisfying movie you have seen recently [2]
Replies: 1500
Views: 109093

I really, really do not know what to make of Tsai's The Wayward Cloud... This is probably quite a personal thing, though. I love What Time is it There? a great deal, and I suppose what upsets me is the idea that:--- --- it is the very same characters from that melancholy and rather moving earlie...
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Rebuild of Evangelion 1.11 U.S release: March 9th 2010
Replies: 258
Views: 40677

Hmm, a wee while back I seem to remember that Manga UK posted on their Twitter page that they will indeed be releasing 1.11, and that they will be "fixing the Amazon/Play.com pages in due course" or something to that effect. I may be wrong, though... EDIT: from Manga UK's twitter page....
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Evangelion 2.0: UK Premiere
Replies: 32
Views: 10881

The sound seemed off to me. Really off, as though they were using only one small laptop speaker located in the next room. Then again, what can you expect - it was Glasgow after all (haw haw, very drole, very drole). I enjoyed it, but to be honest I felt that the image looked rather "ove...
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Most satisfying movie you have seen recently
Replies: 2000
Views: 124847

Laputa: Catle in the Sky was his third film after the adaptation of his magnum opus manga, Nausicaa, and it's his first masterpiece. Hmm, I've always regarded his Lupin III film The Castle of Cagliostro as at least a minor masterpiece - a real gem - though admittedly it's possible that ...
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: [Ghibli] First teaser for Karigurashi No Arrietty is out
Replies: 8
Views: 3470

:asuka_happy:

This is wonderful!

So, I'm a little behind on my Ghibli news: is Takahata's new project due for release in 2010 also?
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: Okay, I've seen EoTV and EoE, TOTALLY LOST
Replies: 41
Views: 10829

I wasn't saying the whole film seemed self aware(yay! I spelled it rite!), just that single scene. I've only really seen self aware either played for laughs, or used in artsy indie films Oh no, sorry! I wasn't meaning to get at you for a little spelling mistake (ironically, ...
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: Okay, I've seen EoTV and EoE, TOTALLY LOST
Replies: 41
Views: 10829

Number 44 wrote:The first one is minor. It's the part where they flash the title cards from the series. It just does not belong. It's far too self aware...


:lol:
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Most satisfying movie you have seen recently
Replies: 2000
Views: 124847

Zhang Yimou's Raise the Red Lantern is beeeaaautiful. Woody Allen's Love & Death is hilarious ("all men are mortal; Socrates was a man; therefore, all men are Socrates; therefore, all men are gay...") Sion Sono's Love Exposure is GYYAAAAHHH ZOMG YESSSS!!! Powell &am...
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Old Stickies
Topic: Pictures Thread
Replies: 3967
Views: 488430

ran1 wrote:Sartre's meaningless without Hegel who's meaningless without Kierkegaard's interpretations!


Do you mean to imply that there are actual conditions under which Hegel is not meaningless?

Get a hold of yourself, man! :wink:
by sean_sean_sean_sean
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Celebrity RIP Thread
Replies: 1833
Views: 232293

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of high school English teachers' voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. :lol: For what it's worth, while it has been quite a while since I read them, I do remember very much enjoying Catcher in the Rye, Raise H...

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