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Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 6:00 pm
by Pris
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.

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Capricorn One (1977) - I can watch Elliott Gould for hours, but I didn't really give a shit about the plight of the would-be astronauts. Thirsty OJ Simpson with all this shit caked to his face was pretty funny though. Telly Savalas has a strange role late in the movie and almost steals the show. Something about these 70's thrillers that just leaves me cold.

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The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) - Great documentary. A real gut punch though.

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The Blackbird (1926) - Lon Chaney's always watchable and there's some good sequences, but this didn't do that much for me. Chaney's a villain who pretends to be his own crippled brother when it suits him. So spoilers! -- At some point the police are knocking down the door and he's changing into his alter-ego. Only the door hits him and he falls and now the affliction he faked is somehow real.Toggle Spoiler. And this is somehow the least convoluted Tod Browning / Lon Chaney movie! Big reccomendation to check out THE UNKNOWN or West of Zanzibar instead.

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The Outlaw and his Wife (1918) - Good early Sjöström movie about lovers living outside of law & society. Since it's 1918, a lot of the movie is happening in the shot of an unmoving camera, but there's some great outdoor scenery. Gets pretty dramatic near the end, but avoids melodramatic cliches. At some point the villagers are coming to arrest the lovers. So the woman is like "You'll never get my child!" and throws the fucking kid off the side of a mountain! After which both escape anyway!Toggle Spoiler

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Mildred Pierce (1945) - Good noir mystery. You'll figure it out before the movie does, but it's a very entertaining watch. Can't see Joan Crawford as anything other than Joan Crawford though. She's more alien than the strange hobgoblin that gave Christopher Walken an alien probe. Anyway, be sure to check out Mommy Dearest before anything else Joan-related.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 3:58 am
by Plainsong
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Utamaro And His Five Women (1946)- Kenji Mizoguchi
Loved this, Mizoguchi is definitely one of my fav filmakers.
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10 Rillington Place (1971)- Richard Fleischer
Disturbing as fuck. Hurt was pretty good, but Attenborough was incredibly chilling.
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The Far Country (1954)- Anthony Mann
Finally finished up the Mann/Stewart Westerns with this and found it to be a pretty solid western with really stunning cinematography. Brennan was enjoyable as always, but Ruth Roman gave a pretty stand out performance.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 10:11 am
by Ferrous Bueller
I decided to watch the matrix last night for the first time in 15 years or so

I completely forgot they play a dance remix of Dragula within the first 10 minutes, so that was fun

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 11:21 pm
by goofy's dead wife
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the flying luna clipper (1987)

this is an hour long plotless cartoon about anthropomorphic fruits and vegetables made by/for the msx console. it does a lot of cool things with animation with a nonexistent budget. i recommend it tto anyone with an interest in experimental animation/video art with vaporwave leanings. you can watch the whole thing on youtube . . . i give it TWO thumbs up ! ! !


Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:24 am
by easy
The Souvenir: did nothing for me

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 2:21 pm
by shacky
rewatched scorsese's cape fear

always forget that it's the best hitchcock movie

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 2:24 pm
by walt whitman
easy wrote:the flying luna clipper did nothing for me

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 5:56 am
by furrowed brow
easy wrote:The Souvenir: did nothing for me


Have you seen her other films?

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 8:20 am
by brent
hell or high water is the worst movie i’ve sat through the entirety of since melancholia

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 8:39 am
by deadbass
brent wrote:hell or high water is the worst movie i’ve sat through the entirety of since melancholia


o/

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:27 am
by brent
\o
agreed with everything you said in the thread dedicated to it

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:40 am
by super gas
edit: nm that and not or.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 10:13 am
by easy
furrowed brow wrote:
easy wrote:The Souvenir: did nothing for me


Have you seen her other films?


no, but I'd certainly like to

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:11 pm
by futurist
Cool As Ice rules. feel like this is what Twin Peaks was like once 90s hip hop & streetwear fads took over the town. can't recommend it for it's soundtrack and cinematography enough.

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 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...