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Nightcrawler Discussion Thread
« on: November 12, 2014, 08:59:48 AM »

Hey Lasherinas & Lasherinos, I think we really need a thread for discussing this new controversial Jake movie called Nightcrawler.

The discussion has already occupied several pages of the two 'traditional' Jake threads, so I believe it makes sense to have one which is entirely dedicated to Nightcrawler.

Thanks to Sonja for her interesting and fascinating postings in the past days, and to bubba for suggesting this thread!


I hope one of our mod friends will move this thread soon into the Jake, Heath section where it belongs.

 ;)

Let's have fun, and let's share our opinions.

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Re: Nightcrawler Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 09:07:20 AM »





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Re: Nightcrawler Discussion Thread
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Re: Nightcrawler Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 09:08:57 AM »





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Re: Nightcrawler Discussion Thread
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Re: Nightcrawler Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2014, 09:18:52 AM »

Right now, Nightcrawler has a 94% approval rate (FRESH) at ROTTEN TOMATOES which is quite sensational.


Here's a first review I'd like to share:


http://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/nightcrawler-jake-gyllenhaal.jpg?w=638&h=358&crop=1
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Re: Nightcrawler Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2014, 09:22:11 AM »

Glenn Lovell writes in CinemaDope:

"... the best Martin Scorsese movie not directed by Scorsese. It's that good, that assured ... that unshakable ... Scores as both urban thriller and 'Network'-like comment on the media."
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Re: Nightcrawler Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2014, 09:36:06 AM »
Hey Lasherinas & Lasherinos, I think we really need a thread for discussing this new controversial Jake movie called Nightcrawler.

Ingy

I thought it was Lasherettes & Lesher... something - never mind  ;)

And controversial it is!

I'll copy my thoughts on 'Nightcrawler' to this thread as well. Saw it yesterday and - holy shit!   Jake, what was that?! And who  was that?

Let's see...
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Re: Nightcrawler Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2014, 09:38:38 AM »
consider the thread moved.

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Re: Nightcrawler Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2014, 09:42:37 AM »

Great!

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Re: Nightcrawler Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2014, 09:43:39 AM »
I thought it was Lasherettes & Lesher... something - never mind  ;)

I'll copy my thoughts on 'Nightcrawler' to this thread as well. Saw it yesterday and - holy shit!   Jake, what was that?! And who  was that?


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Re: Nightcrawler Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2014, 09:44:36 AM »

Yay - there we go!

Thanks Chuckster.

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Re: Nightcrawler Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2014, 09:47:22 AM »
Right.

In the Serious Jake thread, Ingy asked:

"Would you recommend seeing Jake's movie? I admit that I'm still a bit reluctant, since I have no interest whatsoever for the subject matter. Nor am I keen about the violence."

Well...

I honestly don't know if I could recommend 'Nightcrawler'. I'll be totally frank here. While walking back to my car yesterday, I was wondering what I should tell you guys. Now that I've slept on it, I'm still not sure. Here we go:

  Yes:
- Did I enjoy watching the film? Yes, because I hadn't read any specific spoilers beforehand and I was curious what it would be like.
- Did I enjoy watching Jake? YES, because he was truly spectacular in his role. If I may say so: I think Lou may turn out to be Jake's Joker, performance wise.
- Would I watch it again? Yes, definately. The acting is great - not just Jake. All leads are fabulous.

  No:
- Did I like the subject matter? No. Not at all. It's truly dark stuff. Some of the things Lou does are disgusting.
- Did I like the film as a whole, apart from Jake? Yes - and no. I don't know why. I think I expected the film to be just a tiny bit more spectacular. The first hour or so - it seemed to drag a bit. But I felt the same way about 'End of Watch' at first, and now, two years later, I appreciate it a lot more - so maybe it's the same for this one.
- Will this be my new favourite Jake film? No. Not even Top 5 - maybe 6?   ;)

The things that touched me in some of Jake's characters in earlier films - I didn't find them in Lou. I know that's how they wanted Lou to be like, how he's supposed  to be... but there wasn't a single moment when I thought: "Oh, there you go, he's a nice guy after all". There's a line in the movie where Lou says he doesn't like people. It gave me the creeps.

And yet - there's something else. In a way, I was fascinated by him. And that's purely because of Jake's acting.

In a nutshell: stay away from it if you don't really, really want to see it. This is so far away from Jack Twist that it's terrifying. And I guess it's up to you to decide whether you're ready for that or not. On the other hand: it's only a movie  ;)

One thing: Jake's gaunt look - it wasn't half as bad as I expected it to be. He was thin, but not alarmingly thin. It suited Lou perfectly.


I really wonder how others feel!

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Re: Nightcrawler Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2014, 10:01:12 AM »
I'll post some reviews and such later on! There's a LOT of it - and it's all good!

Regardless of how many of us feel about Lou and about the way Jake created Lou, he's getting rave reviews. Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!
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Re: Nightcrawler Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2014, 10:11:59 AM »

Thanks for reposting and contributing, Sonja!

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