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What Movies Are You Watching Lately

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    He was pretty good in 8 Ball Bunny.

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  2. Harold falcon

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    Oh, well in that case go fuck yourself.
     
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  3. lawyerdad

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    That's totally reasonable, since both acting and imagism weren't invented until 1968 or so.
     
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    It's my opinion. I don't find movies before then enjoyable. I'm also not saying all new movies are amazing. When I think of film noire I think Chinatown and blade runner.


    I find it much easier to spot over acting when that's all there is carrying the movie do to lack of technology. I don't have a sense of nostalgia for older films either seeing that I'm 26.


    I love Sergio leone and Kubrick films from mid 60s on
     
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    Older movies have this quieter more tense atmosphere and pace that is harder to sit through if you've grown up with fast paced cuts every half second. Harder to sit through but more rewarding
     
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    You never saw The Hustler? Double Indemnity?
     
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    You get that with both directors I just listed. But take someone who didn't really start watching movies like that until I was 18. It isn't to as I haven't seen my fair share because I have, but I've been conditioned to expect more out of movies from a visual stand point.


    No haven't seen either of those, though I like Newman and could see myself watching the hustler.
     
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    I feel like Kubrick is at a good intersection of that older style and a newer more fast paced style. His films are more exciting but still in that quiet tense type of way.

    I love that still energetic like feel in his movies
     
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    ^ you gonna kick it in this thread for the next 9 days? snooze that eastern series. dont know why i waited for game to end to watch casablanca
     
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    i didnt even bother watching it

    popcorn time is a godsend. highly recommend
     
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    Saw Fury Road. Liked it, although I had a few quibbles. I thought they needed a heavier soundtrack, more Ministry, less taiko drumming. The War Boys were silly as hell but totally reasonable as grist. All shiny and chrome indeed.
    People calling it a feminist manifesto - as a compliment or a complaint- have a pretty low bar for feminism. So a chick was a better shot in one scene, big deal.
     
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    Ex Machina … was pretty good. A bit slow, but good.

    Gone Girl… jfc I keep telling myself Argo was an outlier, do NOT watch anything with Ben Affleck… I knew this would happen (it sucked… so ridiculously ridiculous).
     
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    The Town was good too (so maybe Ben needs to direct Ben...).

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    This week in unnecessary remakes:


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    "I believe that - like me - these guys are extreme athletes!" :facepalm:
     
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    ^I just learned about the Point Break remake a few days ago, and felt very depressed. I did a quick Google search and discovered that the guy that wrote the screenplay for the Point Break remake also wrote the screenplay for the execrable and totally unnecessary Total Recall remake a couple of years back. What a hack!

    Is nothing from my childhood sacred? Robocop, Total Recall, and now Point Break. Next you know, they'll be remaking The Goonies.
     
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    Goonies and Gremlins.

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/66832
     
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    One of my friends grew up in the 80's and has never seen The Goonies. That's worse than being molested by your uncle.
     
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    Well, also how it portrays how THE PATRIARCHY ruins (rapes and destroys and tries to OWN) everything and women nurture and look to the future with their green places, seeds and giving birth to life and whatnot. I guess the simple and explicit feminist overtones were having Max give up the rifle and later having Furiosa kill the big bad PATRIARCH. Oh, the old biddies were pretty badass too.

    The redemption arc was pretty great. I always love a good redemption story.
     
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    It had nothing to do with feminism. That's some unemployed English major trying to read too much into an IMAX action spectacle movie. Not everything is a treatise on the patriarchy.
     
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    It is when you're not one!

    I don't think I blinked once during the first big car chase scene.
     
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    It's funny you mention that. Against my better judgement, I actually attempted to watch it about a week ago. Turned it off after 35-40 minutes. Nope.


    Never seen freaking Goonies?!? What's wrong with this kid? Haha. Random story… Chunk (Jeff Cohen) is an entertainment lawyer and I met him recently at an event… he's not at all chunky anymore. :happy:
     
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