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#601 2020-12-08 16:14:28

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^Protagonist was way worse for me, so yay villain.

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#602 2020-12-08 22:54:18

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Great, the two major characters both suck. That's a no from me. You keep banking those Benjamins, Nolan. You, J.J. Abrams and  Michael Bay.

You'd think ONE of them would have learned something about character development from studying Spielberg, Scorsese, Hitchcock and Welles in film school. Or maybe, you know, by watching good movies in general. There's more character development in Fast Times At Ridgemont High than in those director's combined filmography. Apparently, plot twist, lens flair and explosion will suffice to get you the big bucks these days.

Gaa! I'm going to watch The French Connection. That'll help my film malaise. Maybe a double feature with Serpico. William Friedkin and Sydney Lumet, directors, respectively. Yeah, that'll do nicely.

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#603 2020-12-09 06:45:47

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To be fair though, I find that well put together TV series are much more my thing now.   I find the feature length three act movie format to be stale and played out.

This.

OTOH, if a movie goes bad, that's all you have: a bad movie; but if a TV show goes bad, worse case scenario: it goes bad slowly, leaving the viewer with the neverending agony of not being able to ditch it completely... arghh...
But then again, I think I learned to find the off button. I'm not much into suspense anyhow, more into mystery.


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#604 2020-12-12 01:26:43

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hhh wrote:

Gaa! I'm going to watch The French Connection. That'll help my film malaise. Maybe a double feature with Serpico. William Friedkin and Sydney Lumet, directors, respectively. Yeah, that'll do nicely.

Well, I finally got to the first film. I know Serpico well but I've only watched French Connection (1971, directed by William Friedkin) a few times and the last time was years ago. It is a must watch for any film buff, it's riveting from the brief opening credits onward. This early '70s era of film making was coined "New Hollywood".

This movie is early James Bond, Pulp Fiction, All The President's Men and Taxi Driver all mashed together.

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#605 2020-12-12 03:09:50

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^ So many films are influenced by this movie. The last shootout is 90% Alien.

Watching Serpico now, this may be Pacino's best acting (apologies to The Godfather). It's up there, for sure. From the same "New Hollywood" of the '70s, and another must see for any film buff. Director Sidney Lumet captures some amazing footage.

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#606 2020-12-12 04:37:03

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Re: BunsenLabs film thread

ohnonot wrote:
phuturism wrote:

To be fair though, I find that well put together TV series are much more my thing now.   I find the feature length three act movie format to be stale and played out.

This.

OTOH, if a movie goes bad, that's all you have: a bad movie; but if a TV show goes bad, worse case scenario: it goes bad slowly, leaving the viewer with the neverending agony of not being able to ditch it completely... arghh...
But then again, I think I learned to find the off button. I'm not much into suspense anyhow, more into mystery.

yes, that's a risk... i usually find i can let a series go without too much pain.

I loved the first three seasons of The Man in the High Castle  (after the PK Dick book) - but the emotional centre of the film Takagumi, was lost in the fourth season as the actor was cast in something else.   I dropped it on the second episode...

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#607 2020-12-13 22:30:46

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hhh wrote:

All The President's Men

Great film making. For one thing, every single frame is a screenshot...

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Well, technically that's true of any film. I meant a great screenshot.

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#608 2020-12-19 18:40:48

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Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones in Double Jeopardy (1999). A really good mystery. The end of the second act is a pure Blade Runner ripoff. The third act is Kill Bill 2.

Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman in High Crimes (2002). A lesser mystery. Still really good, Ashley Judd is a good actress.

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#609 2020-12-23 05:52:00

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The greatest reveal in cinematic history. Godzilla emerges from the ground in Mothra (1961, Toho Studios)...

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https://i.postimg.cc/HWM3zLsb/Screensho … -51-36.png

The soundtrack to this film is the most ominous and tragic thing you will ever hear.

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#610 2021-01-06 11:20:11

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Godzilla vs. Mothra, a great musical score...

https://archive.org/details/video.guru20200107203613633

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#611 2021-01-07 07:39:05

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxagJ8fpsv8

The greatest comedy film of all time. Featuring sophisticated joke setups like...

gestures out the window "One day lad, all this will be yours."

"What, the curtains?"

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#612 2021-01-08 01:36:40

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watching- toxic avenger IV: citizen toxie

yes, it's *super* awful.

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#613 2021-01-12 23:09:48

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Blade Runner (Final Cut, 2007, directed by Ridley Scott). All the versions are good, but the sound and video remaster for this version is on par with the production of any recent release. The original US cinema release was in June of 1982. I saw it in a theater when it came out. Voice overs, no unicorn dream, happy ending with footage from The Shining. Very... slow... Final Cut is also very, very slow but much better.

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My favorite film. Harrison Ford derp face for the win.

So many quotes. "Wake up! Time to die."

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That last scrot is right before Deckard physically and emotionally abuses Rachel into loving him, not the film's best moment.

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#614 2021-01-25 06:41:40

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A top 5 Godzilla movie, maybe the best but I'll rank it at #3 in the Toho filmography. 1965, Invasion of Atsro-Monster...


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#615 2021-01-27 15:00:54

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Seem They're making another Godzilla vs Kong flick. C'mon, give us something new. Like Godzilla vs Derry (that Irish dad who chases bats in kitchens) or something.

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#616 2021-01-27 15:49:16

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glittersloth wrote:

Seem They're making another Godzilla vs Kong flick. C'mon, give us something new. Like Godzilla vs Derry (that Irish dad who chases bats in kitchens) or something.

+100

My oldest is excited to see it; I told her to go online and watch the original.

Putting on the Kong suit and fighting the guy in the Godzilla suit while trashing a scale model city must have been two of the best stunt jobs ever.


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#617 2021-01-27 18:33:51

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^ And let's not forget this epic scene...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eXgDT5GMRY

That said, the trailer apparently also shows Mechagodzilla and the monsters are huge. This could be a stupidly fun film, fingers crossed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odM92ap8_c0

Kong body-checking 'zilla off of a warship, whos doesn't want to see that?!!

I haven't watched the Gidorah remake yet, it looks impressively stupid...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BxqahE0fu8

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#618 2021-01-27 18:43:40

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hhh wrote:

^ And let's not forget this epic scene...

Eat your vegetables!!!!

That said, the trailer apparently also shows Mechagodzilla and the monsters are huge. This could be a stupidly fun film, fingers crossed.
...

I haven't watched the Gidorah remake yet, it looks impressive...

Cool! Now I've seen both movies. ;0 At lease the good parts.

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#619 2021-01-27 18:58:13

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eight.bit.al wrote:

Eat your vegetables!!!!

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (the one with Gidorah)... Impressive stupidity confirmed...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdAlV8zqTBw

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#620 2021-01-27 23:38:20

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King of Monsters is ok; kind of drag out the climactic scene. Rodan is pretty kick ass.

Not like we watch Godzilla for the cinematic art.


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#621 2021-01-28 17:57:54

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Speaking of cinematic art, please vote for which of these potential masterpieces I should watch first;
Karate-Robo Zaborgar or Snake Outta Compton

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#622 2021-01-28 18:09:19

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^ Um, Snake Outta Compton sounds almost infinitely more interesting, but maybe the other one has better production value?
Anyhow, I wouldn't give too much about IMDB's ranking.


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#623 2021-01-28 19:47:30

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glittersloth wrote:

Speaking of cinematic art, please vote for which of these potential masterpieces I should watch first;
Karate-Robo Zaborgar or Snake Outta Compton

Tough call. Karate movie seems a bit cliche, but Snake out of Compton might be dumb enough to be funny.

Maybe toss a coin, then say "to hell with both" and go for a bike ride.


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#624 2021-01-28 23:58:19

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Not like we watch Godzilla for the cinematic art.

Other than the music, the horrible dialog and the bad dubbing, it's the only thing I watch it for.

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#625 2021-02-02 21:45:54

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The Killing:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Killing_(film)

One of Kubrick's more interesting IMHO.

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