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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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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.


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

https://www6.123moviesgo.tv/watch-movie … 64.2521616

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