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The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs (Coen Brothers, Netflix, November 16, 2018) Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by iCarly Rae Jepsen, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    Originally conceived as a miniseries but now considered an anthology film

    "We’ve always loved anthology movies, especially those films made in Italy in the Sixties which set side-by-side the work of different directors on a common theme,” the Coens said in a statement. “Having written an anthology of Western stories we attempted to do the same, hoping to enlist the best directors working today. It was our great fortune that they both agreed to participate.”

    Tim Blake Nelson (pictured) stars as the eponymous Scruggs. The cast features names like Zoe Kazan, Liam Neeson and Tom Waits, but little is known about the separate stories.
  2. angel paste

    grey hairs, get out of me zoots! Prestigious

    Tom Waits + Coen Brothers is a heavenly combo!
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  3. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    some more plot details and it will be a 2 hour film
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  4. primavera

    big baller brand Supporter

    liam, nice
  5. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

  6. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Very curious to see reactions from Venice. I think it premieres tomorrow? Surprised there isn’t more hype for it. It’s the Coens! (Even if I thought the last was a bit of a flop)
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  7. username

    hey you lil piss baby

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  8. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

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  9. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    can't wait for this
  10. I Am Mick

    @gravebug Prestigious

    Looks really fun. Kind of wish it was still a mini series
  11. Looks great.
  12. jkauf

    Prestigious Supporter

    Holy shit yes.
  13. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    i’d guess that, since it was already going to Netflix, they figured people would just binge it all, anyway. plus, now we get it in theaters and the Coen’s get Oscar considerations.
  14. stayillogical

    Kayak, deed, rotator, noon, racecar, Woo Young-woo Prestigious

    Always excited for something new from them.
  15. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Word is that this is both hilarious and extremely bleak. I thought it was going to be a straight comedy. I’m way too excited.
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  16. zmtr


    Seems like people are loving it. I haven’t wanted to see something this bad in a loooong time.
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  17. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Just got an email that this will be released theatrically in Toronto simultaneously with the Netflix release. I’m so excited!
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  18. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Got the chance to see this this morning and I thought it was outstanding. I thought it was going to be funnier (the first story is hilarious), but in true Coen fashion, it’s actually a pretty bleak look at humanity. I really like the episodic structure, but there are some characters that are so great that I wish we got more time with them. Tim Blake Nelson is especially outstanding as the titular Buster Scruggs. Definitely top tier Coen in my eyes, and probably one of the best of the year.
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  19. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    good to hear, can't wait for friday.
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  20. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    One weird/uncomfortable thing: they have James Franco look at a younger girl and say something to the effect of "now that's a pretty girl," which is kind of fucked considering Franco's reputation. But then they kill his character immediately after that so idk what to think
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  21. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    And for fun, here's my top 10 Coen films since I haven't done it since I completed their filmography.

    1. Inside Llewyn Davis
    2. Barton Fink
    3. A Serious Man
    4. The Man Who Wasn't There
    5. Fargo
    6. The Big Lebowski
    7. No Country for Old Men
    8. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
    9. Raising Arizona
    10. Blood Simple
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  22. jkauf

    Prestigious Supporter

    Rewatched A Serious Man the other day and it’s so underrated — love it even more now.
  23. primavera

    big baller brand Supporter

    interesting! been hearing a lot of buzz it’s low tier coens and should have remained a mini series, but that has me hyped
  24. Connor

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

    Just finished it. I loved it. I’d say it’s mid tier Coen Bros. It’s definitely bleak but it’s also really funny and really beautiful.

    Also I don’t think that James Franco is looking at a “young” girl. Looks to be a lady about his age. I just think his character was happy to see something “beautiful” before he died.

    Also... were they all dead at the end in the last segment?
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  25. CstSnow

    Regular Supporter

    Regarding your question, they had to be right? That, the prospector , and Zoe Kazan's were amazing.

    Oh , and Liam Neeson's of course, can't believe I almost forgot it.
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