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Postby warmjets » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:17 am

Steve Carell pretty much ruined the movie with his acting. Embarrassing shit
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Postby warmjets » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:17 am

Exactly!
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Postby warmjets » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:19 am

Also the only emotional response I got was from that Sigur Ros song. Not because of what was happening in the movie, just that song means a lot to me personally
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Postby warmjets » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:19 am

And why was that lady painting trees?
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Postby mellowgold » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:50 am

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"Love Potion No. 9" - This movie is incredibly deranged. Anne Bancroft plays a g*psy who makes a love potion that Sandra Bullock, a chemist?, dilutes into a spray so when she talks men fall in love with her. She uses it to trick men into getting rich and famous but there are all these weird and awful moments, like when she talks to a guy clearly telegraphed as being gay (he's listening to "YMCA" and his cut-out magazine photos of shirtless men in his cubical, and he gets hornieeee for her. It's a very bad movie but in a burning car crash way.

I also recently watched another Sandy movie - "Murder by Numbers" - which debuted at Cannes and features a young Ryan Goslin and Sandy gets attacked by a baboon lol
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Postby Repo » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:06 am

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"Blue" (K. Kieslowski, 1993)
such a beautiful film
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"Blue" (K. Kieslowski, 1993)
such a beautiful film


Own the Criterion set, saw Red in like '95 or whatever, and still it's as though I've never seen a frame of any of these. Need to get going before my Bergman set arrives.
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Postby mondrary » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:27 pm

a dangerous method (2011, dir. david cronenberg)

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actually liked this quite a bit, probably more than scanners and definitely more than the dead zone as far as "cronenbergs that aren't quite in his upper echelon" go. nice cinematography and i think i like keira knightley's performance.

as far as the villaneuve discussion, i thought enemy was sort of slight but i do appreciate that it was Doing Something. i'd go:

prisoners (until the last third, which i'm not really fond of)
arrival
blade runner 2049
enemy

never seen sicario or incendies, nor am i exactly chomping at the bit
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Postby carlagain » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:33 pm

are you gonna watch Shivers and Rabid
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Postby mondrary » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:37 pm

i'm without question gonna watch shivers at some point and likely rabid too, i've been watching a bunch of his films the past few months and so far would go:

videodrome
naked lunch
the fly
dead ringers

eastern promises
existenz
crash
a dangerous method
scanners

the dead zone
a history of violence (which i haven't seen in ages but for some reason i hated it at the time? i suspect this will change next i watch)
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Postby Canadian Todd (for Canadians) » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:40 pm

Crossover from action movie thread:

Ricochet (Mulcahy - 1991)

It's a minor classic within this loose category. A nasty flick that lowkey shows how easy it is for people to buy the downfall of a successful Black man. I miss Lithgow when he was a character actor in sludge bullshit. Once he got sitcom money, we stopped seeing this. He's really, really good as a psychotic killer obsessed with taking down the man who put him away and became a rising political star in the process. Ice-T's delivery of "i'll see you at the tower" is all time. The revenge against Denzel involves injecting him with meth and filming him get forcibly fucked by a prostitute who gives him chlamydia. Denzel is prime here - such an effortless mixture of charisma/charm and intensity. He remains unflappable in the face of everything crumbling until we get hints of vulnerability. This signals his rise to leading man power that pays off in Crimson Tide. This was Mulcahy's first big shot in Hollywood after the two Highlanders (both of which failed at the box office but became profitable in home video) and this primed him for studios throwing projects at him (both of which - Real McCoy and especially the Shadow - sunk him quick. His Resident Evil flick is one of the better ones and Silent Trigger is perfectly fun shlock, but Ricochet is his peak).

Lethal Weapon (Donner - 1987)

It's p impressive how accurately the it's always sunny ep actually is in capturing these flicks. This is one of the heavy hitters of this period and one way in which it reflects that - which I think goes under discussed - is how little regard there is for trauma. Murtaugh's family is under assault and his daughter is kidnapped. He's joking about everything right after. His daughter - who witnesses men die in front of her and who is nearly rapped and killed. But, like, trauma is supposed to linger for Riggs, who gets to be suicidal loose cannon because of the loss of his wife. He contrasts the older domesticated family man in Murtaugh. Riggs drives the narrative but he never gets the strongest lines, whether intentional or not. It's very much a Shane Black scripted flick, complete with a clumsy neo noir plot which takes the murder of a hapless young woman who descends into a life of crime/porn as its inciting moment. The villain is surprisingly generic, but it gets by because of the chemistry between the leads. Gary Busey is the heater, and there's a stupid ass fight scene at the end between him and Gibson which is shot kinda arty (for something like this) with a shaky cam that obscures the fight (along with rain on the lens and moisture and light blurring). It's kinda anticlimactic, though. Busey is surrounded by cops looking on, so even if Riggs loses, his ass is toast. Kinda rad to see someone pull out a triangle chock in an 80s flick, which presages the rampant influence of MMA in action flicks of the early-to-mid aughts. Donner shots this thing very tastefully and it looks a lot more focused and paced a lot tighter than many of its cohorts.

Lethal Weapon 2 (Donner - 1989)

LW2 runs with the first. Murtaugh's wrecked house becomes a running bit and dovetails into the increasingly fucked up station wagon in 2. They inherit Joe Pesci as a sidekick, act as the presence of the feminine/domestic (he's the one who insists on cleaning Riggs' place, on doing their laundry right, on fine wardrobe, etc. This in contrast to a startling lack of women in the movie with any substantial character), and pull more of the weight of injecting levity while Riggs goes darker. This falls prey to what many of these movies do in setting up a cipher as a love interest only to be killed in the sake of creating stakes/being a plot catalyst. The screenplay is good at establishing something slight for a gag that later gets brought back (e.g., nail gun). The opening chase is good/fun. Only two men sprint with such robot-like form and intensity: Tommy Cruise (ilu) and Riggs in that scene keeping up with a fucking car on a highway. The Riggs arc is effective; he finally starts to cope with his wife's death, gets with someone, only to watch her die and learn it was at the hands of the same person who killed his wife, just completely undoing any progress/healing he's made. His complete descent into "kill everything" is gnarly. "Tonight, I'm not a cop" and seeing Murtaugh leave the badge in the desk are top 5 moments. The primary villain gets sketched into a real fuck and has some rad moments (the plastic tarp, "you can't even give me a speeding ticket."). The perfect sequel and leans into everything that worked in the first one.

Under Siege (Davis - 1992)

The height of Seagal. This movie has the Batman Effect: the lead is always pretty boring compared to the heel, so the villain has to be really, really ostentatious to both compensate and make you want to see the husk lead kill him. TLJ is great in this - just totally chewing scenery. Despite being just over an hour and a half, the movies has too much narrative bloat. There's a stripper lady who hastily goes from barely developed character trait of abhoring guns/violence to effectively killing dudes. She's there to try and make Seagal appear to be human. The script frames their dynamic as paternalistic until the end when he kisses her in front of everyone, which feels forced and gross. Other narrative excess includes Gary Busey inexplicably dressing up as a woman for literally no reason. Seagal is a chef who uses that to be "one of the boys" and a blue collar guy who's making jokes that don't make sense with the other Navy chefs but he's also a former Navy Seal. The action isn't very good (endemic of Seagal flicks), but there's a shootout/fight in a below deck ship cooridor that is shot/framed like a horror movie with Seagal being the slasher. He's never in any peril. There's a knife fight climax with TLJ that is shot to accentuate how fucking ridiculous it actually is to fight with a knife in any skilled way that doesn't involve just trying to plunge it into someone. George HW Bush has a cameo. Colm Meaney (AKA dollar store Ray Winstone) does a good second-in-command villain.
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Postby internetfriend » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:13 pm

i watched "bad times at the el royale". it felt like martin mcdonagh doing a quentin tarantino movie
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Postby delgriffith » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:28 pm

internetfriend wrote:i watched "bad times at the el royale". it felt like martin mcdonagh doing a quentin tarantino movie

This is what kept me away from it and I'm hoping/guessing it's meant as an insult because it solidifies my feeling re: never watching it.
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Postby deadbass » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:29 pm

internetfriend wrote:i watched "bad times at the el royale". it felt like martin mcdonagh doing a quentin tarantino movie


Oh wow this post just shivved the desire I had to see this movie.
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Postby internetfriend » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:30 pm

i feel embarrassingly tender toward certain members of its cast so i was hopeful but yeah i have got to say it was not a good movie. too slick, too shallow. seven psychopaths/smokin aces vibes
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Postby delgriffith » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:32 pm

Yeah the cast is great. If I ever see it as an option on a plane, I might just click "play"... but only then.
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Postby internetfriend » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:35 pm

it, like smokin aces, seems like a very good mid-afternoon what's-on-tbs-while-i-paint-my-warhammer-figurines movie. unfortunately i dont have cable and i havent been in that situation in 13 years
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Postby mellowgold » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:41 pm

Bad times is so dumb it rules
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Postby internetfriend » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:43 pm

it seemed too content to just smolder! at least smokin aces lights fireworks all over the place. bad times had extended Lore sequences
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Postby R C » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:17 pm

Luca’s Suspiria is ummm, it’s uhhhh, it’s ok
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Postby goofjan » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:39 pm

Bad Times is waaaaaaay better than a Martin McDonagh movie. It's unpretentious and it's not reliant on ironic, painfully unfunny takes on pop culture references. At first I was worried it would dip into that insane Smokin' Aces, Lucky Number Slevin territory but I think it's many levels above all that. Only major criticism I agree with is that it's too long.

Good movie. Not as fun as Cabin but a better movie overall. I think it'll gain more fans over the years.
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Postby walt whitman » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:55 am

any you cinephiles here going to Sundance Film Festival this year?

ill be there, let me kno if you'll be in wintry park city ;)
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Postby Plainsong » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:56 am

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)- Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Really enjoyed it.
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Postby Franco » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:56 am

goofjan wrote:Bad Times is waaaaaaay better than a Martin McDonagh movie. It's unpretentious and it's not reliant on ironic, painfully unfunny takes on pop culture references. At first I was worried it would dip into that insane Smokin' Aces, Lucky Number Slevin territory but I think it's many levels above all that. Only major criticism I agree with is that it's too long.

Good movie. Not as fun as Cabin but a better movie overall. I think it'll gain more fans over the years.


These are my feelings exactly except I think Cabins aged poorly
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Postby maritime » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:24 am

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Prince of the City (1981): Sidney Lumet

i liked this a lot more than Serpico. if it wasn't for the length and some of the supporting performances it would be a new favourite. so nasty and difficult to watch like it should be.
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Postby deadwolfbones » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:39 pm

goofjan wrote:Good movie. Not as fun as Cabin but a better movie overall. I think it'll gain more fans over the years.


lol no
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Postby shacky » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:45 pm

prince of the city is already an all-timer despite some of the cast but it really deserved a pacino or whatever instead of treat williams
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Postby walt whitman » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:24 pm

damn endless poetry was rly good

edit: the scene where alejandro's parents confront him in the bar, calling him a failure and telling him their house burned, and then the unexpected glee and joy he feels in response to his family falling apart, tossing gold glitter in the air- wow, such a beautiful take on the repressive nature of family and of parental expectations. so many good moments in this film! made me want to be a poet :mrgreen:

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Postby walt whitman » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:00 pm

and god, those fourth-wall-breaking moments when real-life jodorowsky looks into the camera and tells us about how being old makes you detached from life, sex, and pain...jesus, that was some real shit.
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Postby super gas » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:47 pm

"bad times" tries so hard, with the title screens, the music. it's a bit much but watchable... until hemsworth shows up. jfc that ruined the movie. and i like thor but this was awwwffffulll casting.
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