The Gushing Cinephile: May 13, 2013

Okay guys, so I came to the conclusion that since I have so many miscellaneous thoughts and obsessions regarding the film industry, it would prove useless to limit my Monday posts to a specific aspect of cinema. Therefore, I have decided to combine all of my “gushing” into a brand new segment entitled “The Gushing Cinephile” which will be posted weekly, every Monday. You can expect these posts to contain various information, discussion topics, questions, polls, trailers, posters, etc…So without any further delay, let’s get into the first week of The Gushing Cinephile.

First up, since it’s the first week the content will be sparse, but I promise it will grow as time passes. Also, I plan on changing the layout of the site, so don’t be alarmed if it looks different.

It’s been a while since I posted any new trailers that have caught my eye, so I figured I’d catch up a bit on that.

The Bling Ring: Now, I know this film is generating a lot of negativity out of the gate. To be honest, the first couple of trailers heavily remind me of Spring Breakers in a sense. However, it is directed and written by Sofia Coppola and a majority of her films seem to draw this sort of divided audience, for example, Lost in Translation. I am an optimist and I thoroughly enjoyed Lost in Translation so The Bling Ring is one film I am anxiously awaiting to see.

August: Osage County: It looks like John Wells is ready to assert himself in the directing game with August: Osage County. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, and Meryl Streep, this drama-comedy is set for release late in 2013.

The World’s End: The final entry into the “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy” which first two features are Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Again directed and written by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, this finale also adds the brilliant Martin Freeman.

Next up, the first official picture from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes featuring Jason Clarke and Andy Serkis. The upcoming film also stars Gary Oldman and is directed by Matt Reeves.


Lastly, I would like to issue a question to anyone who cares to answer it. I watched The Snowtown Murders yesterday and it was fairly disturbing to say the least, I’ll have my review of it up by the end of the week. My question is, what is the most disturbing film you’ve ever seen? I am an avid fan of pushing myself to the limit and would love some recommendations. I just want to know which film personally gets under your skin. If you have a film like that, please comment below.

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Posted on May 13, 2013, in News. Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. Hey – I am not the type of guy to go putting URLs to my site on other people’s pages – but, to answer your question, I would need to point you somewhere….

    • It’s all good, post away :) .

      • Repulsive movies that I hate more than anything : )

      • That is an awesome page, great job! Out of curiosity, do you hate them as in, never watching again or hate them, because they are truly terrifying. I only ask because Martyrs and Snowtown are both on the page and I think they are amazing films.

      • As in – I’ll never watch them again because there was something repulsive to me about them. I admit Snowtown was a well made movie but, like i wrote, there came a point where I couldn’t go on any longer.

        Martyrs…. I was actually really liking it until that lady “got caught”. The constant beating of her and then skinning her alive was disgusting and unnecessary to me. *SHUDDERS*

      • (and I know that I am in the minority about both of those movies) : )

      • Ah, okay, I get it. Regardless, it is a terrific idea. I understand why you couldn’t make it through, those films are extremely intense. Who cares about being in the minority, it’s fun being different :)

  2. Ichi the Killer was probably the limit for me. I actually turned it off near the end!

  3. Visitor Q left me curled up in a tiny ball, sucking my thumb…I had to call my best friend. That and Caligula are the only two movies that have actually scarred me.

  4. Like the new theme and layout! Nice job.

  5. Great post, cool title :) Looking forward to all the films whose trailers you featured, especially August: Osage County (the cast is incredible).

    Don’t really care about the next Planet of the Apes, as I didn’t really like “Rise”.

    About the most disturbing film, I have to go with Antichrist.

  6. I agree on Snowtown. I found it very difficult to put my feelings on that film into words. I think it is fantastically made, but I can’t really recommend it to anyone as such.

    I’m Australian, and probably the three films that spring to mind when thinking of really disturbing films (for quite different reasons) are all Australian – Snowtown, Burning Man and Hail.

    • Snowtown was very unnerving. It was brilliantly made, a terrific look into the lives of the mentally unstable. I’ve never seen Hail or Burning Man, but will definitely check them out. Another Australian film that I love and is fairly disturbing is Wake In Fright. If you haven’t seen it, definitely check it out :) .

      • Wake in Fright is right at the top of my to view list. The book it is based on is one of my top 2 Aussie books of all time.

        Hail is disturbing for similar reasons to Snowtown in a way. Burning Man is something completely different and for me was just as hard to watch. Would be interested to hear your thoughts on both.

      • I’ll be sure to let you know what I think when I get around to watching them :) .

  7. I’m pretty excited by The Bling Ring too, and have been a fan of some of Coppola’s earlier films, so I’m hopeful for this one.

    As for nasty movies, I tend to avoid that kind of thing because, oh I don’t know, maybe I’m just a bit squeamish. However, I look back to hearing about your explorations into this area of cinema…

    • Glad to hear I’m not alone, I am really looking forward to The Bling Ring, I think it has so much potential. It’s okay, the unsettling films aren’t for everyone. The reason I watch them is to evoke emotions at both ends of the spectrum, I find it rewarding.

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