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My love for movies like "The Lobster" is my defining characteristic. We thought it dystopic, oddball, awesome and thought provoking. Lead to some great conversation over dinner afterward. But then again, we were both single so maybe you're not the target audience.

 

Sooo, I'm guessing you wouldn't like "Swiss Army Man," either.

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hell or high water, excellent filmaking, really enjoyed it

 

I liked all the pick-up truck posse stuff. Gave me a pretty good chuckle.

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hell or high water, excellent filmaking, really enjoyed it

 

I liked all the pick-up truck posse stuff. Gave me a pretty good chuckle.

Kind of a reality flaw that plot line in parts imo

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My love for movies like "The Lobster" is my defining characteristic. We thought it dystopic, oddball, awesome and thought provoking. Lead to some great conversation over dinner afterward. But then again, we were both single so maybe you're not the target audience.

 

Sooo, I'm guessing you wouldn't like "Swiss Army Man," either.

 

The sad part is I usually like off the wall movies like "the lobster". I just found this one particularly bad. I can't put my finger on it.... it was just..... meh.

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The 90's were the last decade of truly creative filmmaking that will ever make it into theatre's in my lifetime. Cable TV & streaming has picked up the talent and run with it where the monolith Hollywood machine structure still believes it dominates over all. Meh.

 

I'm trying to think of a single movie I'd rather watch that has come out post 9-11 instead of rewatching 2hrs of my fav cable shows...I'm hardpressed.

The 90's started with Goodfella's, peaked with Pulp Fiction, and ended with the Matrix. Here, just take a look at the flicks that came out in 1999:

 

http://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=feature&year=1999,1999&sort=moviemeter,asc

 

I thought The Lobster was fun, and it got me laid...but nobody will be watching it 20yrs from now. Pretty much same for every other movie mentioned in this th'd so far. However people will still be rewatching Game Of Thrones, House Of Cards, Breaking Bad, The Wire and probably Better Call Saul 20yrs from now.

Hacksaw Ridge or La La Land...not so much.

 

Hollywood only survives these days off it's internations sales of Transformers 17, domestic markets have shifted to better, smarter, other, options.

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You're jaded a little maybe :) In this thread are many modern movies which will stand the test of time. Did you not see Nebraska, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Rush, Midnight in Paris, Guardians of the Galaxy just to name a few? The Big Short. Maybe the ratio seems not so good but there are lots of good movies. Lots of money is going into serial tv stuff so homeland, bosch, narcos, sherlock, etc are competing for sure. Just like music there are a lot more good artists and actors out there than we will ever see. The tv is allowing more good talent on all fronts to have an audience. Its a good thing. We live in an unprecedented time where competition for viewing eyes has many companies funding dramatic arts outside the traditional channels.

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You're jaded a little maybe :) In this thread are many modern movies which will stand the test of time. Did you not see Nebraska, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Rush, Midnight in Paris, Guardians of the Galaxy just to name a few? The Big Short. Maybe the ratio seems not so good but there are lots of good movies. Lots of money is going into serial tv stuff so homeland, bosch, narcos, sherlock, etc are competing for sure. Just like music there are a lot more good artists and actors out there than we will ever see. The tv is allowing more good talent on all fronts to have an audience. Its a good thing. We live in an unprecedented time where competition for viewing eyes has many companies funding dramatic arts outside the traditional channels.

 

Thank you for proofing my hypothesis. Guardians? Meh, Glenn Close's dialouge was the most blatant "I'm just here for the paycheque" since Michael Caine in Jawd 4. Not only is it bad, my butthole cringed everytime she spoke.

 

American Hustle is no Midnight Cowboy or Wallstreet. Pick your two favourite hours of Breaking Bad, and tell me American Hustle was better to watch. MEH.

 

 

The Big Short got it right more than HBO's Too Big To Fail...but Smartest Guy In The Room trumps them all. And lays the groundwork for the 2008 clusterfuck.

 

 

Name a better suspense movie in the last 20yrs better than Silence Of The Lambs? This generation's Tarantino? Hell this generations Michael Bay, that IS NOT producing rap video's. Film is a ghost town catering to committee's & 14yr old's from Ohio. Movies are dead, Cable tv is where the smart money and talent is.

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Having trouble disagreeing with most of that.

 

It mostly came from a corner of annoyance.

Then again I haven't watched the Oscars since Forrest Gump beat Pulp Fiction for Best Picture.

 

Mebbe a better comparison would've been your favourite 2 episodes of Mad Men vs. watching La La Land a 2nd time? :D

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The Shallows

 

Surfer girl vs. Big Shark "thriller"

 

Fast forward to the last 5 minutes to see who wins and how.

 

Then go outside and play for an hour and a half, a much better use of your time.

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Easy Virtue

 

An American race car driving widow from Detroit meets the only son of a failing English Peerage house in Monaco during the inter-war years.

It probably would be as fun to watch as it sounds if it wasn't for the performance chemistry between Colin Firth, Kirsten Scott Thomas & Jessica Biel. If Grand Prix & Downton Abbey were to have a bastard child together in an English meadow it would be this flick, complete with Tom Jones & orchestral 20's flapper soundtrack.

 

I could watch it with my elderly Scottish mum and we both thought it was good.

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Joy. Who'd have thought a drama about patents and tv shopping could result in wanting to reach into the tube and strangle a character or two... plus an important early scene takes place on a (fugly) sailboat. It usually takes me a while to warm up to Jennifer Lawrence but it's always worth the wait.

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Saw the two worst movies I think I've ever seen recently..

 

Capsule: The world's dumbest and whinyest astronaut and the world's worst actor are melted together into all but one-man show based on an implausible plot of the Brits launching a secret capsule in the early 60's. Predictably the Rooskies trick him into crashing on to the USSR. Should have been a comedy, maybe, but surely surely should have self-destructed on the pad. Minus four stars. Plus one Buzz Aldrin punch in the mouth.

 

Green Inferno: The makers of Walking Dead try to do a comic-book movie in which the only good thing that happens is several of the actors get eaten by cannibals in the Amazon. Might have been OK if they had been eaten at the beginning. Minus three stars, Plus one Pepto Bismol.

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Pacific Rim, so bad that it gets to be funny... good thing it was a free download.. and they're making a sequel..

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Just saw Four Brothers.

 

Worst.  Movie.  Ever.

 

Just say no.

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Speaking of the 90's, just watched 2 Days in the Valley for the first time.  1996.

Fucking awesome, of course.  Charlize Theron nekkid?  Yup.   Jeff Daniels doing dark?  Fuck yes.   And James Spader is a sick mofo.  Who knew?  (besides his Secretary...)

 

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If you want cheesy, Snowpiercer is great. I've watched Deadpool 3 times now and it still makes me laugh.

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I just saw the opening scene for Nocturnal Animals.

 

It warms my heart that John Goodman is still getting work these days.

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1 hour ago, Chris in Santa Cruz, CA said:

goodmans turn in oh brother where art though is good, a really fun and clever film

Adgreede.  He dide goode job in The Bigge Eazey to, he wase memerabelle in a so so filme.

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Just now, Snaggletooth said:

Adgreede.  He dide goode job in The Bigge Eazey to, he wase memerabelle in a so so filme.

He really tied the film together...:)

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6 minutes ago, Chris in Santa Cruz, CA said:

He really tied the film together...:)

Shut the fuck up, Donny.

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goodman is a great actor.  the big lebowski, flight....i can't think of a movie he wasn't great in.

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If you enjoy reading off the wall movie reviews, look up www.joebobbriggs.com.

You won't be disappointed.

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17 hours ago, Chris in Santa Cruz, CA said:

goodmans turn in oh brother where art though is good, a really fun and clever film

One of my favorite flicks.

"Allow me to introduce myself, Daniel Teague, known around these precincts as Big Dan Teague"

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"Well...It's a well-run campaign, midget and broom and whatnot."

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4 minutes ago, IStream said:

"Well...It's a well-run campaign, midget and broom and whatnot."

Daddey, Igotte an idee, we cane hirre us a littelle feller evan samllere then Stoakes'

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"I believe it's more of a kickin' sitiaton."

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Ain't you gonna press the flesh Pappy, do a little politicking?

I'll press your flesh you dimwit.  You don't tell your Pappy how to court the electorate. 

We ain't one at a timing here.... WERE MASS COMMUNICATING. 

 

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"You think I made your life hell? Take a look around this dump. You're just a tourist with a typewriter, Barton. I live here."

Masterful performance in an early Coen masterpiece.

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this town is a geographical oddity, two weeks from anywhere.

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On 7/1/2017 at 8:46 AM, RedTuna said:

"You think I made your life hell? Take a look around this dump. You're just a tourist with a typewriter, Barton. I live here."

Masterful performance in an early Coen masterpiece.

 

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16 hours ago, Mark K said:

 

Ah, the sirens' song.  As Melville put it, "There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath."

Returning to our regularly scheduled movie reviews, saw Wonder Woman yesterday with the SO.  Chick flick, start to finish.  Imagine the slow, plodding pace of The English Patient with about ten to fifteen minutes of action over the course of more than two seemingly endless hours. The only booty is male.  The SO loved it (movie and booty).  Laughed, cried, the whole nine yards, as did two other females we knew that were also there.  I kept my mouth shut.  But I guess we've been together for too long, as it didn't get me laid.

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Just went to see the Movie Baby Driver. I was surprised at the cast and how much I enjoyed it. Its for sure a non thinking movie, just car chases and criminals. But very enjoyable. Best acting as done by CJ Jones. A deaf actor playing the lead characters foster parent. Pretty good actor with emotion while signing. Pretty cool.

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We're in full blockbuster mode today. Apes at 1:10pm, spiders at 7pm.

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On 2017-06-29 at 7:07 PM, pbd said:

I just saw the opening scene for Nocturnal Animals.

 

It warms my heart that John Goodman is still getting work these days.

 

On 2017-06-29 at 10:52 PM, Chris in Santa Cruz, CA said:

goodmans turn in oh brother where art though is good, a really fun and clever film

 

Probably my fav Goodman performance in the last few years was in a small indie movie called Red State.  A cross between the Westboro Baptist Church and the Waco standoff.

Not what I was expecting from a Kevin Smith flick, but Goodman was superb in it as always.

 

On 2017-06-30 at 10:23 AM, chester said:

goodman is a great actor.  the big lebowski, flight....i can't think of a movie he wasn't great in.

 

The Blues Brothers remake was an utterly forgettable abortion.

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21 hours ago, IStream said:

We're in full blockbuster mode today. Apes at 1:10pm, spiders at 7pm.

Reviews:

Apes - needed a good editor, would've been much stronger if 45 minutes shorter. Also, 400lb Gorillas on galloping horses? Nope.

Spiders - entertaining. One of the better Marvels I've seen.

NB - The trailer for Black Panther was interesting and didn't give the story away, I'll probably see that with the kids too.

Disclaimer - I tend to sleep through most superhero/blockbuster movies. 

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56 minutes ago, IStream said:

Reviews:

Apes - needed a good editor, would've been much stronger if 45 minutes shorter. Also, 400lb Gorillas on galloping horses? Nope.

Spiders - entertaining. One of the better Marvels I've seen.

NB - The trailer for Black Panther was interesting and didn't give the story away, I'll probably see that with the kids too.

Disclaimer - I tend to sleep through most superhero/blockbuster movies. 

You accept talking apes, but stronger horses are unbelievable. 

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You have to accept talking apes before you buy the ticket. After that it's game-on.

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Localle Herro - An olde favritte, fun fun moovie, Yhe backegronde ist cold war vsses 1980s commerciallism.  Magicalle seenerey, and greate conversation.  Thisse came backe into perviewe do to convertsation abotte Mark Nofflere at NYYCRW.  Marina & Stelles our majicalle nymfes we hoppe to ensnairre in life.  As asside, I dansed withe a 'Stella' thisse wickende.  Ime am smitten..... badde

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Yup, great flick. It was a bit of a sleeper when it came out and hasn't gotten it's due since. 

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There's a lot of people on this site that would relate to Woody Harrelson's character in this great movie:

 

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On Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 8:12 PM, Snaggletooth said:

Localle Herro - An olde favrin, fun fun moovie, Yhe backegronde ist cold war vsses 1980s commerciallism.  Magicalle seenerey, and greate conversation.  Thisse came backe into perviewe do to convertsation abotte Mark Nofflere at NYYCRW.  Marina & Stelles our majicalle nymfes we hoppe to ensnairre in life.  As asside, I dansed withe a 'Stella' thisse wickende.  Ime am smitten..... badde

:)

Good movie. Burt lancaster did fine and riegert was also good. HeLancaster also did a good turn IN atlantic city around the same time. 

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Watched John Wick sequel on flight home Ireland. Good popcorn movie. Enjoyed first also. 

John Ritter's Skin Deep I still laugh at

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I recently saw a Danish film called "Land of Mine".  It is a story of Post-WWII German soldiers (kids, really) who are responsible for removing land mines planted by Germans during the war on Danish beaches.  

Haunting yet a string of humanity ties it together.  Highly recommended.  

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1 hour ago, burndoc said:

Watched John Wick sequel on flighn home Ireland. Goois popcor sln movie. Enjoyed  first also. 

John Ritter's Skin Deep I still laugh at

Sleeper movie for sure. Ritter at his best though his turn IN slingblade was also excellent. The skin deep sceen with the glowing condoms IS still one of my favorite slapstick sceens ever.

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So a man called ove is good and we saw the big sick which was also excellent and had zoe kazan playing the most lovable and vulnerable female lead since mariel hemmingway in manhattan. Also in the big sick was a very intense portrayal of a pakistani family in the usa attempting to keep the old ways alive in the new world. The actors playing the leading mans parents were outstanding.  These two movies are must sees for the cultural interplay and resolutions. 

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6 hours ago, Chris in Santa Cruz, CA said:

Sleeper movie for sure. Ritter at his best though his turn IN slingblade was also excellent. The skin deep sceen with the glowing condoms IS still one of my favorite slapstick sceens ever.

Agree. I still laugh to tears when i see it. One of my favorite lines i use with my kids is "shut up, this is a lecture, not a discussion,"

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On 7/16/2017 at 9:51 AM, chinabald said:

You accept talking apes, but stronger horses are unbelievable. 

Fantasy is unkind to pedantry. I kinda got hooked on Walking Dead when my kids loved it...but generally spent a lot of time contemplating how fucking stupid all the survivor/heroes are in the thing. The modern world is filled with defendable locations but they never seem to find one...and if they do they do jack shit to improve the defenses. They let their clothes got to shit even though they are surrounded by free abandoned clothes...you get the drift. 

 The episode where they were trying to build barrier walls clued me into something though. Had everybody out slaving away with shovels...but included a little side plot of one of their people dying at a Caterpillar dealership...and they weren't even there to get heavy machinery. The producers left exactly one piece of equipment visible in front of the place...a post hole digger. Auger in place and ready to go. The bastards are trolling people like me! 

   This digression is brought to you by the need to slip in an RIP (or perhaps not...) for the great George Romero to this thread...

 http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/george-a-romero-pioneering-horror-director-dead-at-77-w492607

  ...the godfather of zombie movies.  

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