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Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 2:13 am
by Milk
I watched some Australian film from 1982 called Starstruck which was almost fun but ran out of spunk a bit halfway through. It gave you the impression it was gonna be a tad better than it was but it's certainly so visually 80's that i didn't feel i wasted my time because i have a pathological obsession with early to mid 80's films and i'll essentially watch anything at all made in that era. And it being Australian is a nice change. The lead, one Jo Kennedy, has a nice energy about her. It's just a basic story about some young girl who wants to be a pop star. It's a bit of a musical comedy, there's some choreogaphies (one in water!) and nobody ever uses a mic to sing.

Here's a trailer


This is basically just pre-Cyndi Lauper and Madonna but her look would make you think it isn't. Even if i'm aware these two didn't really invent anything. the director ended up making the Little Women with Wynona Ryder 12 years later. Bit disappointing trajectory, but she's mostly made movies about women at least.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 9:17 am
by Plainsong
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Way Down East (1920)- D.W. Griffith
First Griffith I've seen and I loved it. Lillian Gish was amazing as usual, and the blizzard scene was unreal.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:31 pm
by palmer eldritch
I never really watched the Disney movies that came out after like... idk... Aladdin ? and I've been watching some of them with my kid

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The Emperor's New Groove is a really confounding relic of... the year 2000??? with david spade voicing South American emperor. it's a really weird one to me, most of the times closer to being a full length Looney Tunes than that era of Disney.... and the number of gags that involve characters falling is really a lot. falling down hills, into MULTIPLE ravines, out of towers, just falling down all the fucking time.

and ANGEL/DEVIL shoulder bits!

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actually warburton is definitely the best thing here.

and this movie's title doesn't make any fucking sense.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:37 pm
by palmer eldritch
the making of this movie was also apparently a huge disaster and they scrapped parts of it multiple times lol

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:42 pm
by palmer eldritch
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Hercules does not seem to be a very accurate telling of Greek mythology, but on the other hand they do have Danny DeVito sing a song so it's not a total loss

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:42 pm
by delgriffith
Hercules rules. Great tunes.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:46 pm
by palmer eldritch
it's got a great voice cast but James Woods as Hades is a little too on the nose

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:58 pm
by Plainsong
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Westfront 1918 (1930)- G.W. Pabst
Liked it.
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Written On The Wind (1956)- Douglas Sirk
Loved this, all the performances were top-notch, and the cinematography was beautiful as usual.
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Wuthering Heights (1939)- William Wyler
Really liked this, Olberon and Oliver performances both ruled.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:03 pm
by furrowed brow
I thought The Emperor's New Groove was just the funniest fucking thing when I was 8.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:35 pm
by Plainsong
furrowed brow wrote:I thought The Emperor's New Groove was just the funniest fucking thing when I was 8.

Same.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:53 pm
by inmate
yeah i fucking loved the emperor's new groove and hercules as a small child. i can't remember any lines but just thinking of patrick warburton as kronk makes me laugh and i haven't seen it in almost a decade probably

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 3:34 pm
by worrywort
of the post-2nd golden age Disneys, i think Treasure Planet and Atlantis are both undersung. neither is perfect, but both are really fun adventure movies (& better than like, Tarzan or Pocahontas imo -- but i liked Titan AE more than average too, which i'd compare them to, so ymmv). Lilo & Stitch is the best, and Home on the Range is probably the worst (even if you include the early CG movies).

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 3:55 pm
by palmer eldritch
I was looking at the list earlier and I definitely don't remember the Atlantis one existing at all.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 6:53 pm
by OLD SAINT RIXX
Pris wrote:Some of what I've been watching:

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Communion (1989) - aka Christopher Walken gets an anal probe. Favorite thing I've watched recently. It's the filming of an alien(?) abduction book that the author still claims is real. He went on to write five or six more! Only thing is that the director certainly doesn't treat it like fact. All through the movie there's all these crazy paintings and statues that seem to suggest your enviroment informs your dreams or hallucinations. It would also explain why the alien effects totally suck. At some point Walken is sat next to some props! Really good mood movie with shots of nighttime New York and a sick soundtrack featuring Eric Clapton.


That’s too bad the alien effects suck because this screen grab is incredibly scary

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:50 am
by Pris
That scene is pretty scary and it's set up well, but as the movie goes along it seems more and more to be taking the piss. There's other aliens who look like they escaped from a cheap Star Wars knock-off.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:42 pm
by furrowed brow
Holy shit Uncle Boonmee...

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:12 am
by Repo
watched green book last night, it's basically a remake of planes, trains & automobiles?

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:39 pm
by death is my amigo
did a double feature of brick then chinatown the other night. very satisfying

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:21 pm
by Ersaph
Saw the Souvenir and Non-Fiction this weekend; both were very good

Also saw Ma and it had some interesting things about it

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:14 am
by Plainsong
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A City Of Sadness (1989)- Hou Hsiao-Hsien
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Black Panthers (1968)- Agnes Varda
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Bless Their Little Hearts (1983)- Billy Woodberry
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Death By Hanging (1968)- Nagisa Oshima
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Desire (1936)- Frank Borzage
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Rebels Of The Neon God (1992)- Tsai Ming-liang

Really loved all of these.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:54 am
by palmer eldritch
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Tampopo (Itami, 1985)

It was good

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:05 pm
by hyperbole man
saw the souvenir earlier tonight and i'm still ruminating on it but i think i really loved it

def my favorite of hogg's films, though they're all at least interesting

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:59 pm
by Celiac
palmer eldritch wrote:Image
Tampopo (Itami, 1985)

It was good

Did you like when the fancy ladies slurped spaghettiToggle Spoiler

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:38 am
by palmer eldritch
yes

I liked all of it except the ~~sexy scenes~~

it's a very joyful movie

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:49 am
by Plainsong
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Fish Tank (2009)- Andrea Arnold
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The Joyless Street (1925)- G.W. Pabst
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Greed (1924)- Erich von Stroheim

All these ruled.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:29 pm
by Gnarls
This didn't used to be an Andrea Arnold board. I hope that has changed!

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Relaxer - As much as I love Buzzard, I don't find it that funny. Unfortunately this is almost all comedy including a bad Danny McBride rip-off and a painful scene where we see homophobia get wrecked by logic. Burge is very good so it's still worth watching. The whole thing just feels like an IFC Midnight movie from five years ago.

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Carnal Knowledge - Hey, no one told me this was so good! It's a weird blend of nouvelle vague, new hollywood, and kitchen sink drama so it probably seemed confused at the time, but has aged rather well. Art Garfunkel is a revelation!

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:55 am
by Plainsong
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Hamlet (1948)- Laurence Oliver
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Here's Your Life (1966)- Jan Troell
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Crazed Fruit (1956)- Ko Nakahira
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L'Atalante (1934)- Jean Vigo

Really liked all of these.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:30 am
by incoherent grunting
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ALIENS

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:26 pm
by Plainsong
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Laura (1974)- Shuji Terayama
Really liked this.
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Magnificent Obsession (1954)- Douglas Sirk
Solid Sirk Melodrama.
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Meditation On Violence (1948)- Maya Deren
This ruled. Loved the editing and everything else about this.
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Meek's Cutoff (2010)- Kelly Reichardt
Really loved this.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:47 am
by aububs
rubbish. real bad. not good. don't watch it.

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