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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:37 am    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
What are your favorite super hero movies?

I got the Nolan Batman trilogy as my top 3. Dark Knight as 1. Batman Begins as 2. Dark Knight Returns as 3.
Then the most recent Avengers movies rounding out my top 5. Endgame 4. Infinity War 5.

I tend to prefer absurdist and/or revisionist super hero fare like Orgazmo or HK: Forbidden Super Hero, but of the more conventional straight from comic books stuff, I dig Tim Burton's Batman movies and the first two installments of the Blade series. I like Nolan's trilogy, but those films have faded in my esteem over the past 10-15 years, but I can't put my finger on why.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:22 pm    Post subject:

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PSA: A bunch of Youssef Chahine films popped up on Netflix in the US.

This is primo (bleep), folks. Can't recommend Cairo Station highly enough.

FYI: Alexandria...Why? (1979) and Alexandria Again and Forever (1989) are a paired set and should be seen in that order.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:55 pm    Post subject:

A Brother's Kiss
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Brother%27s_Kiss
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:52 pm    Post subject:

Christopher Nolan's Tenet has been delayed again. That sucks. He's my favorite filmmaker. But he's particular. I'm sure he wants it on the big screen no matter what. He won't be cool with releasing it on demand or something.

I think LA should open up some drive in movie theaters. I'd sit in my car and watch it. But I'm not going to an indoor theater anytime soon.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:09 am    Post subject:

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I think LA should open up some drive in movie theaters. I'd sit in my car and watch it. But I'm not going to an indoor theater anytime soon.


I think Nolan would rather delay the movie indefinitely than have people watch it at a Drive-In. But for the record there are a few Drive-Ins that have been open and operating in LA since quarantine began. I’ve been a few times and it’s great. Additionally, the Tribeca Film Fest is doing a Drive-in series at The Rose Bowl in July. Here are some links:

Tribeca Series

Mission Tiki Drive In

Vineland Drive In
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:48 pm    Post subject:

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Time Warner and HBO have briefly pulled Gone With The Wind from streaming on HBOMax in order to re-edit it with a disclaimer/explainer about the film's problematic depictions of the apartheid South as a foreward. Cool, that works.

Now what about a disclaimer about the problematic depictions of race in Green Book?


I think they should leave those movies alone.

Have you seen rhe new 4-min intro HBOMax put up to accompany GWTW?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:32 pm    Post subject:

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Time Warner and HBO have briefly pulled Gone With The Wind from streaming on HBOMax in order to re-edit it with a disclaimer/explainer about the film's problematic depictions of the apartheid South as a foreward. Cool, that works.

Now what about a disclaimer about the problematic depictions of race in Green Book?


I think they should leave those movies alone.

Have you seen rhe new 4-min intro HBOMax put up to accompany GWTW?


I haven’t but I read about it and it seems like a fine addition.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:11 am    Post subject:

We just watched that new EuroVision movie on Netflix, starring Will Ferrell. To say it is desperately unfunny would be unfair to desperately unfunny. I mean, it's truly awful, and Ferrell (who also wrote and served as an Executive Producer) is absolutely terrible in it. I love Rachel McAdams and she at least brings a little bit of heart and charm to her role, making you kind of care about her character. But Ferrell, damn he sucks out loud in this.

And it's getting halfway decent reviews, too. I don't get it. At all. It was a two-hour film and we may have laughed a couple of times.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:35 am    Post subject:

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A Brother's Kiss
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Brother%27s_Kiss

I'm gradually building out watchlists decade by decade because why not at this point, so these random '90s recs (?) are useful. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:40 am    Post subject:

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We just watched that new EuroVision movie on Netflix, starring Will Ferrell. To say it is desperately unfunny would be unfair to desperately unfunny. I mean, it's truly awful, and Ferrell (who also wrote and served as an Executive Producer) is absolutely terrible in it. I love Rachel McAdams and she at least brings a little bit of heart and charm to her role, making you kind of care about her character. But Ferrell, damn he sucks out loud in this.

And it's getting halfway decent reviews, too. I don't get it. At all. It was a two-hour film and we may have laughed a couple of times.


Will Ferrell and Seth Rogan we’re separated at birth. Both guys had a couple good ideas and are fun in a narrow selection of roles, but both are overindulged and overexposed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:41 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
FernieBee wrote:
A Brother's Kiss
(1997)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Brother%27s_Kiss

I'm gradually building out watchlists decade by decade because why not at this point, so these random '90s recs (?) are useful. Thanks.


You're welcome.

I tend to remember movies which made an impact on me...enough to want to watch them, again, even if they're somewhat obscure.

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Clockers (1995)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112688/

Paid In Full (2002)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259484/

Lawn Dogs (1997)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawn_Dogs

SLC Punk! (1998)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SLC_Punk!

Black Circle Boys (1997)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118730/

I have more, but that's it, for now.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:19 pm    Post subject:

Clockers is very underrated. Spike made some oddly forgotten films in the 90s. Summer of Sam and Crooklyn also come to mind.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:22 pm    Post subject:

Fresh (1994)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109842/

Zebrahead (1992)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105885/

New Jersey Drive (1995)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113967/

Laws of Gravity (1992)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104693/

Mi Vida Loca (1993)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107566/

I Like It Like That (1994)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110091/

Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101998/
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:25 pm    Post subject:

I post about movies I've seen and would watch, again...some of which I have in my collection (via t0rrent$).
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:41 pm    Post subject:

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Clockers is very underrated. Spike made some oddly forgotten films in the 90s. Summer of Sam and Crooklyn also come to mind.


Summer of Sam was very good. I developed a crush on Jennifer Esposito after watching that movie.

Summer of Sam (1999)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162677/
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:59 pm    Post subject:

2 more

Nothing Personal (1995)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114007/

For Queen & Country (1988)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097373/
(Denzel Washington in a British movie speaking with a British accent)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:53 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
We just watched that new EuroVision movie on Netflix, starring Will Ferrell. To say it is desperately unfunny would be unfair to desperately unfunny. I mean, it's truly awful, and Ferrell (who also wrote and served as an Executive Producer) is absolutely terrible in it. I love Rachel McAdams and she at least brings a little bit of heart and charm to her role, making you kind of care about her character. But Ferrell, damn he sucks out loud in this.

And it's getting halfway decent reviews, too. I don't get it. At all. It was a two-hour film and we may have laughed a couple of times.


Will Ferrell and Seth Rogan we’re separated at birth. Both guys had a couple good ideas and are fun in a narrow selection of roles, but both are overindulged and overexposed.


And the movie had potential, in the right hands and with the right lead actor. The Eurovision contest is campy and naturally lends itself well to a fun, silly movie, if done right. The movie did have some moments where I thought it captured some of that, but overall it was just terrible.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:14 pm    Post subject:

FernieBee wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
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A Brother's Kiss
(1997)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Brother%27s_Kiss

I'm gradually building out watchlists decade by decade because why not at this point, so these random '90s recs (?) are useful. Thanks.


You're welcome.

I tend to remember movies which made an impact on me...enough to want to watch them, again, even if they're somewhat obscure.

==

Clockers (1995)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112688/

Paid In Full (2002)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259484/

Lawn Dogs (1997)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawn_Dogs

SLC Punk! (1998)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SLC_Punk!

Black Circle Boys (1997)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118730/

I have more, but that's it, for now.


Good stuff. Of what I've seen here - Clockers, Lawn Dogs, SLC Punk - I appreciate your taste, which is all the more inspiring to check out the recs I haven't seen.
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ChickenStu wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
We just watched that new EuroVision movie on Netflix, starring Will Ferrell. To say it is desperately unfunny would be unfair to desperately unfunny. I mean, it's truly awful, and Ferrell (who also wrote and served as an Executive Producer) is absolutely terrible in it. I love Rachel McAdams and she at least brings a little bit of heart and charm to her role, making you kind of care about her character. But Ferrell, damn he sucks out loud in this.

And it's getting halfway decent reviews, too. I don't get it. At all. It was a two-hour film and we may have laughed a couple of times.


Will Ferrell and Seth Rogan we’re separated at birth. Both guys had a couple good ideas and are fun in a narrow selection of roles, but both are overindulged and overexposed.


And the movie had potential, in the right hands and with the right lead actor. The Eurovision contest is campy and naturally lends itself well to a fun, silly movie, if done right. The movie did have some moments where I thought it captured some of that, but overall it was just terrible.

I probably will never watch it, but it's interesting to contrast the sentiments here with a mostly positive critical consensus. It sounds like some of the overly positive reviews could come from cabin fever.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:40 pm    Post subject:

Would highly recommend The Assistant.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:57 pm    Post subject:

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ChickenStu wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
We just watched that new EuroVision movie on Netflix, starring Will Ferrell. To say it is desperately unfunny would be unfair to desperately unfunny. I mean, it's truly awful, and Ferrell (who also wrote and served as an Executive Producer) is absolutely terrible in it. I love Rachel McAdams and she at least brings a little bit of heart and charm to her role, making you kind of care about her character. But Ferrell, damn he sucks out loud in this.

And it's getting halfway decent reviews, too. I don't get it. At all. It was a two-hour film and we may have laughed a couple of times.


Will Ferrell and Seth Rogan we’re separated at birth. Both guys had a couple good ideas and are fun in a narrow selection of roles, but both are overindulged and overexposed.


And the movie had potential, in the right hands and with the right lead actor. The Eurovision contest is campy and naturally lends itself well to a fun, silly movie, if done right. The movie did have some moments where I thought it captured some of that, but overall it was just terrible.

I probably will never watch it, but it's interesting to contrast the sentiments here with a mostly positive critical consensus. It sounds like some of the overly positive reviews could come from cabin fever.


The majority of people love Will Ferrell. I think that explains it. I enjoyed his small role in Wedding Crashers, and I've never actually seen Anchorman, though that might be funny based on clips I've seen. Other than that, yeah, not a fan.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:49 pm    Post subject:

I miss Chris Farley, and I am really fond of...

Tommy Boy (1995)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:35 pm    Post subject:

Since streaming services are trying to whitewash the use of blackface humor in shows like 30 Rock by pulling offending episodes from their platforms, I wonder again what's up with Rob Schneider's broad ethnic caricatures - usually brownface - in all those Adam Sandler movies?
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Fresh (1994)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109842/

Flesh+Blood (1985)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089153/

The Name of the Rose (1986)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091605/

This Is England (2006)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480025/
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I miss Chris Farley, and I am really fond of...

Tommy Boy (1995)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114694/

It's both a terrible movie and super fun. They apparently started shooting with only tge barest outline of a script.
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