Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 17.2k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Groundhog Day is great Mulholland Drive is great The Thing is great Inception is garbage  

This movie is full of amazing hidden visual gags. Really like it.

Mon Oncle (1958)

Posted Images

movieposter_en.jpg

someone had mentioned this film (sorry forget who but thanks for doing so).

really enjoyed it. it's like your typical ufo doc but a little more professionally presented with the same frustrating lack of "proper" evidence unless you believe all the "experts" interviewed. and this time, they actually do have some legit folks.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Tim_J said:

wtf is correct? the fact that's from the lure or that the movie is just okayish like mister @Silent Memberlikes to put it?

I'm certainly not gonna tell you with that attitude.

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

But what was it? Broken image link over here. I tried watching that Harley Quinn movie, but decided to drink bleach and end my life about halfway through, could it be that?

Edited by Silent Member
Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Silent Member said:

But what was it? Broken image link over here. I tried watching that Harley Quinn movie, but decided to drink bleach and end my life about halfway through, could it be that?

film about the silk road

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Two movies this weekend, both good:

 

Cutie Honey (2004). Recommendation from the other film thread. Japanese superhero movie. Very silly. Very creative (for instance one of the bad guys is accompanied by a string quartet). Lots of a scantily clad woman (not a typo) to watch. 
 

Vivarium (2019). Horror flick in which a suburb inflicts psychological torture on a young couple. Literally. Very cool.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Le Samourai (1967): stylish fa sho, struggled a bit to work through the why of the ending.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

220px-Run_Hide_Fight_poster.png

this was weird. like a lifetime film trying to be edgy but constantly reminding itself not to. 

it's also produced by ben shapiro so you know it's grounded by some moral right wing ethics *horn*

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wolfwalkers (2020)

Wolfwalkers (2020)
Animation film from the makers of The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea. (Cartoon Saloon, Irish studio)
About hunting them pesky wolfs and the friendship between a huntress and a wolf-girl.
Loved the art style. The story / script was just ok.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
Dramatized historical film about the trial (witch-hunt) of a number of people (7) who led the anti-war protests (Vietnam War) in 1968 in Chicago.
Liked it. Give it a watch.
It reminded me to re-watch 12 Angry Men (1957).


Another Round (2020)

Another Round (2020) (Druk)
Danish-Swedish film about the mid-life of couple of friends (teachers) testing if alcohol could improve their lives.
Had a bit of double feeling about the message of this film, but I liked the film itself. It has heart. I'd say, give it a watch.


The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride (1987)
Not really my thing, but gf and her sister absolutely love this movie.

The Princess Bride: Home Movie (2020)

Also watched The Princess Bride: Home Movie (2020).
It's a series remake on youtube featuring celebrities at home during quarantine.
Some good lols.


Sincerely Louis CK (2020)

Sincerely Louis CK (2020) (stand-up comedy special)
Hilarious. Loved it.
Actual many lols irl.
(also, yes, he does note his controversial sexual misconducts)
You can watch and get it here for $7.99: https://louisck.com/products/sincerely-louis-ck

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Speed Racer -Grats to whoever recommended in the Eye Candy thread, it was the perfect thing for a study break. Looked amazeballs, not too taxing on the brain, utterly weird in a perfect Speed Racer sort of way and... some actual heart in there? I legit cried a bit at the scene where Speed's dad talks to him about leaving...

The Wanting Mare- uhhh. no. This is getting a lot of buzz for being a Malick-y sort of near future/allegorical piece (and think the guy from Upstream Color was involved at some point) but... yeah, some interesting world building and nice character moments in the first 1/3 that are, at points, nearing sublimity, but the whole thing never really gels. I don't mind lots of space in a movie, but you gotta put something there that's worth watching. Something like Upstream Color is probably a good touchstone for this, but that film oozes talent, visual lushness, and a complex narrative and depth of character in a way this just... doesn't (even though it thinks it does). 

Also 

Spoiler

OMG some totally lol CG in this. Which is weird, b/c some of it's legit great and seems artistically intended but then other times it just seems totally amateurish and I'm left wondering if the lighting of some scenes isn't just poor color matching instead of artistic flair. The one scene of the car "driving" over the plains looks like some straight up early SyFy made for tv schlock. Guessing CD Project Red was the effects house for this one? (i kid i kid)

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, T3551ER said:

The Wanting Mare- uhhh. no. This is getting a lot of buzz for being a Malick-y sort of near future/allegorical piece (and think the guy from Upstream Color was involved at some point) but... yeah, some interesting world building and nice character moments in the first 1/3 that are, at points, nearing sublimity, but the whole thing never really gels. I don't mind lots of space in a movie, but you gotta put something there that's worth watching. Something like Upstream Color is probably a good touchstone for this, but that film oozes talent, visual lushness, and a complex narrative and depth of character in a way this just... doesn't (even though it thinks it does). 

interesting... gonna give it a try...

Link to post
Share on other sites

saw lost in translation for the who knows how many-eth time yesterday. always comfy! esp on bad days. do we have a shoegaze thread yet?

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Tim_J said:

interesting... gonna give it a try...

Look forward to your thoughts! I def went in with somewhat high expectations might have left me jaded... 

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/16/2021 at 5:07 PM, T3551ER said:

the whole thing never really gels. I don't mind lots of space in a movie, but you gotta put something there that's worth watching. Something like Upstream Color is probably a good touchstone for this, but that film oozes talent, visual lushness, and a complex narrative and depth of character in a way this just... doesn't (even though it thinks it does). 

exactly my thoughts... i don't mind slow, in fact, i love slow, but this was too shallow... it didn't captivate me enough to watch more than 30 minutes... couldn't care less about these protagonists and what was happening to them... nice visuals here and there but quite inconsistent... lots of cheap shots and shitty color grading as well... i get the malick reference but here there's only directors trying to be epic, and ethereal slo-mo shots following people's backs heading the horizon or sea or the sky, kinda like those beer commercials with a group of friends in the sunset with a very emotionally song playing in the background... embarrassing... anyway i should have watched the whole thing if i wanted to diss, but this is the kind of movie that doesn't really make me wanna go back...

Edited by Tim_J
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Tim_J said:

exactly my thoughts... i don't mind slow, in fact, i love slow, but this was too shallow... it didn't captivate me enough to watch more than 30 minutes... couldn't care less about these protagonists and what was happening to them... nice visuals here and there but quite inconsistent... lots of cheap shots and shitty color grading as well... i get the malick reference but here there's only a fail in trying to be epic and ethereal shots following people's backs heading the horizon or sea or the sky, kinda like those beer commercials with a group of friends in the sunset with a very emotionally song playing in the background... embarrassing... anyway i should have watched the whole thing if i wanted to diss, but this is the kind of movie that doesn't really make me wanna go back...

hahaha ok, good I feel validated. And, yeah, for a film being lauded for it's visuals, why are they so often so crappy? Also, you're doing yourself a favor as, really, after the first 30 mins it's pretty much all downhill (which is surprising, 'cause it kind of starts at the bottom ... so, maybe it went underground ^o^?).  

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   1 member

  • Similar Content

    • Guest
      By Guest
      Title says it all: post a still, others guess.
       

    • By Lane Visitor
      So by now some of you guys may know about my obsession with the David Fincher film "The Game" which I went as far as to create multiple tribute albums/alternative soundtracks to (as well as a comprehensive online and IRL scavenger hunt based on the film).
       
      Anyway, I thought instead of creating a thread on the film- which I may do as well- that I'd draw focus to the screenwriters John Brancato and Michael Ferris--which not much is known or published about them outside of just their list of credits, at least that I could find. This screenwriting duo who penned the film's story, have a vast resume of films - and they all share a similar thread: very paranoid, conspiratorial thrillers that are usually psychological, often creepy, and typically very mind bending and puzzling. I also think they deserve an IDM award for the types of movies they write. Naturally, the 1997 pair up of Brancato and Ferris with Fincher for The Game was just a dead on perfect move. And adding Michael Douglas as character Van Orton just put the icing on the cake.
       
      Here is a list of their films:
       
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brancato_and_Michael_Ferris
       
      What I've been finding most fascinating lately is the detailed connection I discovered between several of their films- namely The Game and Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines...
       
      No true spoilers here or anything (soft spoilers at best)..
       
      In The Game, fraudulent corporation Consumer Recreation Services are a massive part of the film's focus and the company behind the "game" that Michael Douglas plays. They are referred to in various parts to the film (partial spoiler alert) as CRS - but using different words for the same acronym all under the guise of different offshoots of the same company (Cable Repair Specialists, California Regal Sedans, etc).
       
      In Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, (and for the first time in the series), its revealed that Skynet project's parent company (who built the Terminators themselves) is called Cyber Research Systems which uses the same acronym CRS. There's even a wiki on it: http://terminator.wikia.com/wiki/Cyber_Research_Systems
       
      I can't help but think there may be a connection--at the very least a simple nod to the evil corporation theme of Brancato and Ferris' previous films... but possibly even more deep and complex of a link (which would be amazing). I've scourged Google for any published mention of this connection, and found 1 mere sighting where another person mentioned something, but was very surface and wasn't really intentional linking. Either way, it seems hard to imagine these were coincidental, and now I'm on a quest to watch every Brancato/Ferris film to see if there are other threads running through their various screenplays. So far, I've seen The Game, The Net, Catwoman, Terminator 3, Flight of Black Angel, and an episode of The Others.

      Anyone else familiar with their work, or keen on any of this?
       

       
      p.s. Fun side note- and [spoiler ALERT for both The Net and The Game] In their 95 screenplay for The Net, an evil corporation is also featured- called The Praetorians- computer hackers bent on stealing people's identity and using anti-virus software to actually infect computers with viruses to create mayhem and steal information-- almost identical to the goal of CRS in The Game. (Also, found it pretty cool that the software company Sandra Bullock works for is called Cathedral Software ... ahem... CathedRal Software. I know I know, that's a stretch).
       
      p.p.s. this thread is literally the first time I've seen any mention of these screenwriters on the web that i could find (outside of databases, wikipedia's, credits on product pages etc). I know screenwriters are often behind the scenes, but damn, it's crazy to me how obscure these guys seem to be as far as information, etc. I did find their production company website, but it's outdated and seems to be more of just a framework. I was excited to hear their narration on the directors commentary feature of The Game's Criterion Collection edition though. :)
    • By Joyrex
      Josh Cooley has a book coming out featuring famous scenes from R-rated movies in the style of children's books. Really cool stuff!
       



    • By Berk
      Can anyone recommend me movies in the vein of Drive (2011), Maniac (2012), that sort of stuff? I love this kind of dark, rainy, inner city setting. I even started playing Max Payne 2 again because of this.
       
      If I'm not mistaken, a lot of this stuff stems from the 50s, but I'm not sure if I'll enjoy, so I'm guessing 70s and up would be best.
       
      Thanks a lot!
       
      PS. You can recommend games too if you like, Gemini Rue is a great noir adventure / puzzle game
    • By Cheladrix
      Didn't see a post about this when I searched, so I thought I'd mention it. Back in October, Biosphere posted the silent film 'Man With A Movie Camera' to Youtube complete with his score and I only just found it. I have the 2cd set of Substrata that includes this, but I hadn't seen the movie with the score synced up before. It's really awesome how parts of the music act as sound for what's going on in the film. For example, the sample 'sorry to wake you' coincides with a woman waking up. And the various spectral sounds that seem like part of the music when you listen to the score by itself turn out to be foley for machines and trains when you watch the movie.
       
      There is a brief childbirth scene, so you might get a bit grossed out, but this is balanced out by the cute topless Soviet woman giving herself a mud bath. Kind of racy for 1929.
       
      http://youtu.be/iIguRl-1EvY
×
×
  • Create New...