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Postby mellowgold » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:29 am

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The Witches of Eastwick - So good. This would be nominated for like 11 Oscars today lol
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Postby shacky » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:32 am

hey mellowgolds how come u havent watched birds of prey aka the adventures of harley quinn
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Postby mellowgold » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:36 am

i did watch it! it was fun!! like a saturday morning cartoon i guess. not as crazy as i was hoping it would be.
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Postby shacky » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:54 am

i think this board needs to show the harley quinn movie a little more respect, frankly
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Impractical Jokers: The Movie
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Postby aububs » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:24 pm

bongo wrote:mikes murder is to crime drama as two lane blacktop is to road movie


that sold me on it so i watched it last night and yeah it's really great. can put it in the place if anyone needs it

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Postby walt whitman » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:32 pm

The Square (2017) - Ruben Östlund

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Postby No Good Advice » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:47 pm

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Fuckk ME! this was bad.

The 2014 Godzilla sure was mediocre, with dumb as bricks characters, but it had a few scenes of awe and sense of scale so I wasn't completely uninterested in this.

This just throws you right into the most disjointed action scenes, jumping unceremoniously from monster to monster with no reason to care, and with characters that maybe have some connection to the first movie? But there's no proper establishing of relationships. They are just sat in this ship shouting meaningless words to each other every so often. All these great monsters are given no build-up and there's no style to the action either.

It's just so BAD
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Postby Celiac » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:18 pm

I watched You’ll Never Get Rich, with Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire. It was good! Really funny and great dancing. Some charming interplay between Rita and Fred, though they seemed to want to avoid that as often as possible for whatever reason. It’s too bad her career didn’t start about 15 years later when she could actually get respect. Most of the plot lines she’s involved in are a real drag
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Postby Kenny » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:14 pm

Just watched She's Gotta Have It for the first time. I've only seen 4 Spike Lee movies (This, Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X and Bamboozled) but I've thought all of them are really good. I need to see more
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Postby bongo » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:21 pm

aububs wrote:
bongo wrote:mikes murder is to crime drama as two lane blacktop is to road movie


that sold me on it so i watched it last night and yeah it's really great. can put it in the place if anyone needs it

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Postby Mesh » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:36 pm

Kenny wrote:Just watched She's Gotta Have It for the first time. I've only seen 4 Spike Lee movies (This, Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X and Bamboozled) but I've thought all of them are really good. I need to see more


Gonna point you toward the flawed, interesting, super earnest Crooklyn. 1st-timed it recently.
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Postby nosebleeds » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:13 pm

Clockers is underrated.
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Postby Spoilt Victorian Child » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:18 pm

Celiac wrote:I watched You’ll Never Get Rich, with Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire. It was good! Really funny and great dancing. Some charming interplay between Rita and Fred, though they seemed to want to avoid that as often as possible for whatever reason. It’s too bad her career didn’t start about 15 years later when she could actually get respect. Most of the plot lines she’s involved in are a real drag

Been meaning to watch this forever. You Were Never Lovelier is one of Astaire’s best imo.
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Postby it's the suspense that gets me » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:19 pm

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midori (1992)

combo of watching the above film and reminiscing about going deep on anime 'video nasties' in the action film thread lead me to revisit this... idk i've frequently kinda joked about it as being like this achewood strip in film form or "marilyn manson's favorite anime". plot is like "flower girl runs away home to circus where she experiences more abuse, briefly finds 'love', things get worse from there". like yeah literally this achewood strip.

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but i dunno, i kinda find some value in that as someone that feels like nothing good ever happens sometimes. it's such a labor of love too, lovingly hand drawn over the course of 5 years. it's still a personal favorite film for me / one of those things that's super inspirational for anyone that wants to make your own film. watching those two films back to back definitely got some morose feelings off of our chests. been a weird weekend.


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i watched the live action version of this from 2016... just absolutely abysmal. i have no idea why it exists, especially given that everything that makes it special is relegated specifically to the realm of animation. not only that, it's twice as long as the anime!!!! you put those things together, and it really does everything possible to draw out the stories base level thinness... the scene where the trans woman in the circus is pissing in a lake and she acts surprised to see a dick seriously goes on for like 2 minutes, like, squicking me out at a scene i've never thought twice about while watching the anime, something that goes as far out of it's way to be as transgressive as possible. there's a few animated scenes in it when it wants to aim for surrealism, but they're really cheap and newgroundsy. i'm a sucker for the tetsuya nakashima style really bright heightened reality colors but all that did for me in this was make me wish i was watching kamikaze girls or something instead. it's so cheap it feels like a This Ain't Midori XXX porn parody from the late 00s... idk. ayayayayaya
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Postby virile » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:28 pm

i watched a movie where batman gets drunk and teaches high school basketball and does quite a bit of swears to the referees but the batmobile wasn't in it at all he drove a truck

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Emma (2020)

An extremely Very Good adaptation. Are we suddenly seeing Austen adaptations engaging with the source material in an interesting way? It's not Little Women-levels of an adapted screenplay masterclass, but it's getting closer. Managed to capture the complexities of the main character, the political satire and even some of the intricate innovations of form of Austen's novel (although no adaptation can fully convey the magical tricks of the novel's narrator). Mostly, though, just wonderfully cast and written, beautifully sweet when needed, yet not at all simplistically romantic, like the more confused Austen adaptations.
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Postby aububs » Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:26 pm

^agree 100%, really enjoyed that movie! it was one of the last things i got to see in the theatre before...the happening
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Postby palms999 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:20 pm

Mesh wrote:
Kenny wrote:Just watched She's Gotta Have It for the first time. I've only seen 4 Spike Lee movies (This, Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X and Bamboozled) but I've thought all of them are really good. I need to see more


Gonna point you toward the flawed, interesting, super earnest Crooklyn. 1st-timed it recently.

this is spot on. it is a really flawed movie but i love it. low key one of my faves by him
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Postby mellowgold » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:32 pm

Dang I really did not like Emma. I was bummed. Mia Goth RULES tho
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Postby No Good Advice » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:47 am

mellowgold wrote:Dang I really did not like Emma. I was bummed. Mia Goth RULES tho


What was off about it?
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Postby shacky » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:10 am

hey nga what do you think of whit stillman's love and friendship?
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Postby No Good Advice » Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:12 am

shacky wrote:hey nga what do you think of whit stillman's love and friendship?


Yeah I really liked it, hence my recent optimism about Austen adaptations. Love & Friendship was fully anti-romantic, which is very true to Austen's short story and juvenilia in general. The novels aren't as hardcore ofc, but maintain some of that cynicism and hard edge to the satire and marriage plots, and preserving that side to her in the films is imo an important step towards making them interesting Austen-adjacent works, not just charming movie romances.

I mean, I like some of those simpler adaptations. Some of them are bad, but some are very watchable. I love Ang Lee's Sense & Sensibility, maybe because it's my least treasured novel, maybe because Colonel Brandon is perfect in it. But generally they don't represent Austen well.
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Rewatched A Simple Plan. so damn good.
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Postby mellowgold » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:05 am

No Good Advice wrote:
mellowgold wrote:Dang I really did not like Emma. I was bummed. Mia Goth RULES tho


What was off about it?


I didn’t think it got away from the stately 90s period pieces even tho it looked so beautiful
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Postby brent » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:46 am

honeyland was amazing
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Postby mellowgold » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:52 am

brent wrote:honeyland was amazing


Yes. Thank good someone is watching this!!!
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Postby John Dark » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:19 am

Nobody's Fool (1994) - an old favorite and a great character study with a top cast.

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Postby BlackSugar » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:56 am

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watched amadeus last night. absolutely loved it, f murray abraham is SO GOOD in it. he plays an imperious, conceited, conniving, arrogant, back-stabbing shithead who absolutely hates mozart but just becomes helpless whenever he hears his music. there's so many great scenes of him hiding in an opera hall listening to mozart's work with stricken eyes and a look on his face that is totally "mother FUCKER how is he so good"

it feels a little disjointed and if all you knew about mozart was this movie, you might think all that he did was operas. I also like hulce in the role but would've preferred someone with more gravitas and without the laugh

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Postby it's the suspense that gets me » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:31 pm

Contagion kinda reminds me of what's going on in the world right now. I recommend Contagion if you want something about what's going on in the world right now.
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