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5 hours ago, hello spiral said:

Last Tarantino I watched was Kill Bill. Is it worth catching up?

From Kill Bill to The Hateful Eight, his movies take place in that over the top comic book universe. Inglorious Basterds is the masterpiece of this half of QT's career, if you ask me. The sheer joy he had making that movie is very apparent and it gets better with each watch, even though I was a little skeptical when I first saw it in theaters. 

The Hateful Eight was my least favorite. Maybe it's just me, but there was nothing enjoyable about it. I hated every character and it wasn't fun watching them kill each other either. It has no soul.

OUATIH is more akin to his first three movies in that it sort of takes place in the real world and relies less on that cartoonish anything goes kind of vibe and just has really good characters. 

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6 hours ago, hello spiral said:

Last Tarantino I watched was Kill Bill. Is it worth catching up?

Nah, but once upon a time and inglourious basterds are worth a watch imho.

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On 8/22/2019 at 9:50 AM, Candiru said:

From Kill Bill to The Hateful Eight, his movies take place in that over the top comic book universe. Inglorious Basterds is the masterpiece of this half of QT's career, if you ask me. The sheer joy he had making that movie is very apparent and it gets better with each watch, even though I was a little skeptical when I first saw it in theaters. 

The Hateful Eight was my least favorite. Maybe it's just me, but there was nothing enjoyable about it. I hated every character and it wasn't fun watching them kill each other either. It has no soul.

OUATIH is more akin to his first three movies in that it sort of takes place in the real world and relies less on that cartoonish anything goes kind of vibe and just has really good characters. 

Since he revealed his films are a shared timeline of alt history (except Kill Bill & From Dusk Til Dawn) I'd say completists who want to see every character that's related to another, like the Vega Brothers should watch em all.  Everyone else, pick the winners.

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Being a huge Vincent Price fan, I've never been able to locate digital copies of Brigham Young, or Champagne For Caesar.  Both before his stint as Hollywood's greatest villain.  Has anyone seen those before?

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saw apocalypse now at the IMAX the other night, the journey up the river from Vietnam into Cambodia looked amazing. holy shit those sets must've cost a lot. also interesting to read about the debate as to whether it is a pro or anti-war film.

On 8/24/2019 at 9:00 PM, eryngi said:

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watched Embrace of the Serpent the other night. i loved every minute of it.. seriously captivating film.

 

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7 hours ago, MadellisTheSixth said:

saw apocalypse now at the IMAX the other night, the journey up the river from Vietnam into Cambodia looked amazing. holy shit those sets must've cost a lot. also interesting to read about the debate as to whether it is a pro or anti-war film.

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apocalypse now the final edit was great. had actually never seen the film before and really enjoyed it.

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8 hours ago, rhmilo said:

No one cares about the storylines for Jackie Chan movies, do they?

Also: \../

this was one pretty weak though- even for a jackie chan movie. it kinds feels like they started off with a premise and abandoned it at some point 

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