You are not logged in.

#551 2020-09-12 18:06:57

Nick
Member
Registered: 2020-09-05
Posts: 19

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

A few recent movies:

Mulan (new live action)
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
John Wick: Chapter 2
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
1917

Mulan was Mul-eh. Not very challenging, hero story, formerly outcast and misunderstood girl with pure intentions saves the world and is secretly magic. I liked the original better, the new one had no songs.

Mission Impossible was to me good old fashioned American spy movie, nobody does it like Tom Cruise. Best watched with McDonalds and Code Red Mountain Dew.

John Wicks 2 and 3 were fun but very violent - but the gun scenes were cool, and I'd never seen motorcycle sword fights before.

1917 was cinematically interesting due to the appearance of the movie having been taken in one two hour long shot, a serious story with a serious sad.

Offline

#552 2020-09-12 21:00:51

hhh
Meep!
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 10,779
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

Nick wrote:

... I'd never seen motorcycle sword fights before.

There are motorcyclists with Japanese swords in one scene of the 1989 Ridley Scott movie "Black Rain", starring Michael Douglas. I highly recommend this movie.

Online

#553 2020-09-12 21:19:31

Dobbie03
Resident Metalhead
From: New Zealand
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 2,686
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

I watch Jojo Rabbit the other day....not overly enamored with the movie.  It didn't click with me.


One of the ArchLabs dudes
Obssesive Metalhead and practiced beer drinker
\m/
Dobbie's Suckless

Offline

#554 2020-09-12 22:11:17

ohnonot
...again
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 5,024
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

Nick wrote:

Mulan was Mul-eh. Not very challenging, hero story, formerly outcast and misunderstood girl with pure intentions saves the world and is secretly magic.

Disney. I already wasted a whole sentence on something that hasn't changed in 80 years.

John Wicks 2 and 3 were fun but very violent - but the gun scenes were cool, and I'd never seen motorcycle sword fights before.

I complained about all of the John Wick movies and was told that looking for coherence, plot or story in those movies is besides the point. One apparently needs a high res screen and a complete disregard for dramaturgy or story telling to be able to enjoy a John Wick movie.

That said: Keanu Reeves => The Matrix => The Wachowskis => Sense8
Sense8 is what I've been (re-)watching. Just finished season 1, it has such a solid ending, I'm not sure I even want to go straight to season 2...
I like what the Wachowskis are doing, flawed as it may be.


Search youtube without a brwoser: repo | thread
BL quote proposals to this thread please.
my repos / my repos

Offline

#555 2020-09-12 23:45:20

hhh
Meep!
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 10,779
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

^ I understand Cloud Atlas has it's flaws, but I thought it was great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWnAqFyaQ5s

Online

#556 2020-09-13 02:24:51

Dobbie03
Resident Metalhead
From: New Zealand
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 2,686
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

I refuse to watch Disney remakes.  Mainly because it screws the original people who worked on the original films over.

I'm waiting to hear the news that Disney have bought the rights to LOTR and then they can wreck that as well.

I'm in a cynical mood sorry people.


One of the ArchLabs dudes
Obssesive Metalhead and practiced beer drinker
\m/
Dobbie's Suckless

Offline

#557 2020-09-13 08:26:42

Martin
Member
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 2015-10-01
Posts: 487
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

Yesterday I discovered Mosfilm, the Russian film company, has been renovating a lot of films and uploaded them to youtube. A lot of Soviet propaganda but also things like Kin Dza Dza and Tarkovski's films like Solaris and Stalker available in high resolution for free (including English sub-titles).

/Martin


"Problems worthy of attack
prove their worth by hitting back."
Piet Hein

Offline

#558 2020-09-15 06:25:46

ohnonot
...again
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 5,024
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

^ very nice, esp. the last two!

hhh wrote:

^ I understand Cloud Atlas has it's flaws, but I thought it was great.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWnAqFyaQ5s

Oh yes, absolutely brilliant.
Sense8 was written by them, Cloud Atlas wasn't (although I am just finding out that the writer of the book Cloud Atlas has been working with the Wachowskis ever since and helped to write the last episode)!

Still, Sense8 is well worth watching if you liked Cloud Atlas - it shares some of its greater themes.


Search youtube without a brwoser: repo | thread
BL quote proposals to this thread please.
my repos / my repos

Offline

#559 2020-09-15 17:53:39

Sector11
Conky 1.9er Mod Squid
From: Upstairs
Registered: 2015-08-20
Posts: 6,468

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

Martin wrote:

Yesterday I discovered Mosfilm
/Martin

I just watched:

Анна Каренина. История Вронского.
Anna Karenina. Vronsky's story.
- a free adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel of the same name
- English Subtitles.
- Excellent story, just excellent
- Listening to the original Russian soundtrack adds so much more feeling. People that do voice over soundtracks never seem to do "inflections" correctly.

Next is: Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace - with English subtitles.
Война и мир. Фильм 1.
Война и мир. Фильм 2.
Война и мир. Фильм 3.
Война и мир. Фильм 4.

Never read the book but have heard about it all my life.


The sun will never set if you keep walking towards it. - my son
Being positive doesn't understand physics.
_______________________________
Debian 10 Buster = SharpBang ♯!

Offline

#560 2020-09-15 23:52:09

hhh
Meep!
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 10,779
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

I re-watched Tombstone (1993) last night. It's really great as a western, but Val Kilmer's performance as Doc Holiday and the amazing ensemble cast puts it in another league. Kurt Russell was only sleeping 4 hours a night when they were on their second film director who was almost worse than the screenwriter they hired in the first place. Russell gave himself less screentime, gave Kilmer and the other cast members more, changed the focus of the film away from Wyatt alone to Wyatt's relationship with his brothers, his wife and his affair, and especially with Doc, and saved this film from being crap to being outstanding.

I want to watch it again.

Online

#561 2020-09-16 01:58:42

cog
Developer
From: The Southwest
Registered: 2015-10-27
Posts: 535
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

+1 for Tombstone.


The worst day of fishing is better than the best day at work.

Offline

#562 2020-09-16 03:35:48

hhh
Meep!
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 10,779
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

cog wrote:

+1 for Tombstone.

Val Kilmer's lines are so quotable. Jarre couldn't direct, but he wrote a great script...

Doc wrote:

I'm your huckleberry. That's just my game.

*sarcastically during a poker game dispute* You know Ed, if I thought we weren't friends, I just don't think I could bear it.

Make no mistake about it, it's not revenge... It's a reckoning.

I don't know, it's something about the eyes. He reminds me of... me! No, I'm sure of it, I hate him.

You're no daisy Ringo! You're no daisy 't'all!

I'm afraid the strain was more than he could bear.

Oh, I wasn't quite as sick as I made out to be.

My hypocrisy only goes so far.

It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.

*after being told he's seeing double at the end of his 36 hour bender* I have two guns here, one for each of you. *instantly spins both pistols into position and cocks them*

Online

#563 2020-09-16 17:48:26

ohnonot
...again
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 5,024
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

Sector11 wrote:

Анна Каренина. История Вронского.
Anna Karenina. Vronsky's story.
- a free adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel of the same name
- English Subtitles.
- Excellent story, just excellent
- Listening to the original Russian soundtrack adds so much more feeling. People that do voice over soundtracks never seem to do "inflections" correctly.

Downloading. (*)
Those films are on Youtube (the site links there): https://www.youtube.com/c/MosfilmRuOfficial/videos

(*) Holy cow, it's a 10GB file! 2h10min at 3840x2160px!

Last edited by ohnonot (2020-09-16 18:12:24)


Search youtube without a brwoser: repo | thread
BL quote proposals to this thread please.
my repos / my repos

Offline

#564 2020-09-18 05:37:32

Nick
Member
Registered: 2020-09-05
Posts: 19

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

hhh wrote:
Nick wrote:

... I'd never seen motorcycle sword fights before.

There are motorcyclists with Japanese swords in one scene of the 1989 Ridley Scott movie "Black Rain", starring Michael Douglas. I highly recommend this movie.

Thanks, I've added it to the list! I'll let you know what I think.

ohnonot wrote:
Nick wrote:

Mulan was Mul-eh. Not very challenging, hero story, formerly outcast and misunderstood girl with pure intentions saves the world and is secretly magic.

Disney. I already wasted a whole sentence on something that hasn't changed in 80 years.

I like some Disney, especially the classics and some of the franchises they've acquired, like Star Wars. The Mandalorian season 2 I'm excited for. However there's not been one live action Disney remake I thought was better than the original.

ohnonot wrote:
Nick wrote:

John Wicks 2 and 3 were fun but very violent - but the gun scenes were cool, and I'd never seen motorcycle sword fights before.

I complained about all of the John Wick movies and was told that looking for coherence, plot or story in those movies is besides the point. One apparently needs a high res screen and a complete disregard for dramaturgy or story telling to be able to enjoy a John Wick movie.

It's an it is what it is situation for me, if I want a gnarly action gun in my face flick what better is there.

ohnonot wrote:

That said: Keanu Reeves => The Matrix => The Wachowskis => Sense8
Sense8 is what I've been (re-)watching. Just finished season 1, it has such a solid ending, I'm not sure I even want to go straight to season 2...
I like what the Wachowskis are doing, flawed as it may be.

I'll have to check out Sense8, haven't seen it yet.

Dobbie03 wrote:

I'm waiting to hear the news that Disney have bought the rights to LOTR and then they can wreck that as well.

I believe there's a new LOTR series being released through Amazon... idk, low expectations here as well.

In any case, anybody see I'm Thinking of Ending Things on Netflix? New film by Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)... It was creepy and fun to watch, left me feeling sad, but I truly did not understand it and will need to watch again.

Offline

#565 2020-09-18 19:29:45

eight.bit.al
Member
From: Prison
Registered: 2015-10-01
Posts: 658

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

Sense8 season 2 possible spoiler alert.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Season 1 was okay, enough plot to keep interest. A little too much LGBTQ propaganda for my taste. But maybe I'm not the intended audience for that. I already think anytime two people can find a little happiness in this cold world, they better grab it. Never know when it might come around again. I watched season 1 a while back, it held up for a re-watch.

Season 2 confirmed it for me. The two hour opener was 30 min of plot and 90 min of sex is fun and LGBTQ is okay.  Gave new meaning to cluster fsck. Half way through season 2 and the premise is getting old, even with new antagonists/protagonists.

8bit

Also, the selection of music throughout is most enjoyable.

Also, I don't see the mechanism that allows something to happen to one member and it effects the entire cluster, but only sometimes. Seems only when it works for the story.

Last edited by eight.bit.al (2020-09-20 14:39:10)


If art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time.

Offline

#566 2020-11-11 22:31:52

hhh
Meep!
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 10,779
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

Mod check, this should bump the thread. hhh

Online

#567 2020-11-24 00:35:25

hhh
Meep!
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 10,779
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

Unpopular opinion... My favorite James Bond 007 film is On Her Majesty's  Secret Service (1969).

The direction, cinematography, soundtrack and action sequences are all superb. The producers had the impossible task of replacing Connery, and they nailed it. Generally unknown, so the audience good project their own preferences on him more easily, tall, dark, fairly handsome, not quite as broad-shouldered but much more British. Paired with Telly Savalas as the villain.

And paired with the late Dame Diana Rigg. Easily the most savvy and classiest Bond girl, James married her after all, and one of the prettiest. She is superb in this film.

Which brings me to the screenplay, which is very tight and portrays the most tragic ending of any Bond movie.

I didn't look it up, but if I remember correctly the film did not perform that well. Meh, the masses have no taste.

All in all, and after all these years, my favorite Bond film. Until I saw thick-thighed Daniel Craig roped to a chair getting his bare ball-sack cracked with a bullwhip. Now, that's entertainment.

Online

#568 2020-11-24 02:28:11

PackRat
jgmenu user Numero Uno
Registered: 2015-10-02
Posts: 1,308

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

hhh wrote:

I didn't look it up, but if I remember correctly the film did not perform that well. Meh, the masses have no taste.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service was one of the highest grossing films of 1969/1970, but it was still a huge drop off (~50%) from You Only Live Twice.

It didn't help that George Lazenby had already decided he was not going to do another Bond film and was not interested in doing the usual promotional work. He showed up with long hair and a beard at several events and refused to act "Bond like".


You must unlearn what you have learned.
    -- yoda

Offline

#569 2020-11-24 18:47:02

hhh
Meep!
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 10,779
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

PackRat wrote:

You Only Live Twice

One does not simply make Sean Connery Japanese. Cringe. Still a great movie the most boring Bond movie, but Nancy Sinatra singing the title song is fantastic. Lol, this is Donald Pleasance as Blofeld, the inspiration for Dr. Evil in Austin Powers.

I forgot the daunting list of awesome cars used in Her Majesty's. Tracy (Diana Rigg) drives a couple of US muscle cars, one of them being a red 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 (convertable). And Bond drives the '69 Aston Martin DBS, of course...

https://www.imcdb.org/m64757.html

https://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/prod … cougar-xr7

https://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/prod … martin-dbs

Online

#570 2020-11-24 19:38:25

glittersloth
...village idiot
Registered: 2015-09-30
Posts: 1,196

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

Yeah, modern Bond, despite Daniel Craig's competence, is complete predictable dishwater in terms of product placement. He'll always be driving an Aston (which never breaks down, shockingly) and always wears a boring Omega Seamaster. Older movies knew how to mix it up. Submersible Lotus Espirits, Seikos that spit ticker tape, etc.

Offline

#571 2020-11-24 20:42:15

ohnonot
...again
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 5,024
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

Bond ... product placement ... Seiko ... I always liked Moonraker best in that respect.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NDjl76DECys/T … of+you.jpg
(and I couldn't find any images of the Seiko ad... )


Search youtube without a brwoser: repo | thread
BL quote proposals to this thread please.
my repos / my repos

Offline

#572 2020-11-24 21:17:38

hhh
Meep!
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 10,779
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

^ Moonraker is my second favorite Bond film. Roger Moore is not as buff, but he is supremely sarcastic in a wonderfully British way. Pierce Brosnan just does a Roger Moore impersonation in his films. The villian is great, it revives Jaws and gives him a girlfriend, the Bond girl is great, and the Star Wars stuff is superb. Richard Kiel, who plays Jaws, is funny as hell in this film. Every facial expression of his is hysterical. He makes the film. A lot of classical music in the soundtrack, bonus.

Many similarities to Majesy's as well, including ski scenes and a death-defying gondola scene.

Third favorite, and always low on the critic's lists, The Man With The Golden Gun. Roger Moore, Christopher Lee and Hervé Villechaize are incredible. Isn't Britt Eckland in this one, and Maud Adams, and the redneck sheriff is back from Live and Let Die? Bridge loop-dee-loop with slide-whistle sound effect, flying AMC Gremlin or Pacer or something, karate academy, a boat chase. Pretty lady, for you fifty baba!

Online

#573 2020-11-24 21:36:11

hhh
Meep!
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 10,779
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

glittersloth wrote:

Yeah, modern Bond, despite Daniel Craig's competence, is complete predictable dishwater in terms of product placement. He'll always be driving an Aston (which never breaks down, shockingly)

They blew him up and flipped him in that one film. Bet the Aston wasn't running after that. Is that the film where later he drives M out of town in the vintage Aston? I think so, that's the film where they whip his balls.

I can't remember. The new films are pretty good, but they're still a hot mess.

Online

#574 2020-11-24 21:39:42

hhh
Meep!
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 10,779
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

I believe Bond always wears Rolex, but I'll look again at Moonraker for Seiko.

Oh, I forgot, some trivia. Shirley Bassey is the only singer who sang 3 Bond titles... Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever...

And Moonraker.

Online

#575 2020-11-24 22:16:41

hhh
Meep!
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 10,779
Website

Re: BunsenLabs film thread

Well, I can't find a timestamp in the movie, yet, but here you go...

https://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/prod … k-calendar

Apparently, Bond wore Seikos in several films, including The Spy Who Loved Me.

Online

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB