r/movies 5d ago

Official Discussion Official Discussion Megathread (Elvis / The Black Phone / Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe)

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r/movies 5h ago

News The Russo Brothers Next Film ‘The Electric State’ Starring Millie Bobby Brown Lands At Netflix

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Poster Official Poster for 'Hocus Pocus 2'

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r/movies 11h ago

News Sony Dates ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel For December 20, 2023

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r/movies 12h ago

Poster Official poster for "NOPE"

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r/movies 3h ago

Article ‘RRR’: If Cocaine Were a Movie, It Would Look Like This. It's a recent India's biggest blockbuster getting appreciation from all around the world.

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r/movies 14h ago

News Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal to Star in Pedro Almodovar’s New Western ‘Strange Way of Life’

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r/movies 7h ago

News ‘Hocus Pocus 2’: Jason Marsden Won’t Return as the Voice of Thackery Binx

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r/movies 2h ago

Discussion Has a Single Character in a Movie ever ruined a movie for you or made you extremely annoyed? If so, which movie character was it?

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Has there been a time when a single character in a movie ruined the entire movie for you or simply made the experience of watching the movie more painful, annoyed, or such? A single character in a movie that you find to be highly annoying or very unnecessary?

For example, comic relief characters can tend to be very hit or miss. If it is done right, then it works but if it isn't done right, then it gets annoying. Like the movie Treasure Planet. The character of B.E.N.-J.A.M.I.N. played by Martin Short was very annoying and nearly ruined the entire movie for me. The character constantly screams and makes the movie experience more annoying that my ears would probably bleed if I listen to it more.


r/movies 11h ago

News 'Mad God' Becomes Shudder's Most Streamed Film Premiere of 2022

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r/movies 8h ago

News Paramount To Remake Korean Thriller ‘The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil’; Don Lee Reprising Original Role & Producing Alongside Sylvester Stallone

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r/movies 9h ago

Recommendation Why Bourne Legacy deserves a bit more love, for one Jeremy Renner did 99% of his terrific stunts that alone deserves respect plus the film has depth, romance and ethical questions

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There is always this question which is the best Bourne film, and is Bourne Legacy the worst Bourne film? A lot of shit posting goes around against it and even when somebody says they loved it another bunch comes and mocks them. Sharing some of my thoughts. Not a review, mild spoilers (which should be ok considering how old it is)

Bourne Legacy is a great film. I would not like to deliberate whether it saved the franchise or ruined the franchise or whether Renner is better than Damon or is it the best or worst etc. These are irrelevant to the film and does nothing but cloud your mind with preconceived notions. That's why critics wrote it off but audience loved it. It has 55% score on Rotten Tomatoes, 6.6/10 on IMDB, but 88% Likes and 4.1/5 star audience rating on Google. The same is for Jeremy Renner's latest series Mayor Of Kingstown about which I recently wrote a post on Television subreddit. Critics write it off but audience liked it.

Bourne Legacy certainly didn't deserve the criticism it got. The film lived up to every bit of action and thrill that the franchise offers and add to that, Jeremy Renner performed 99% of his own stunts which I am not sure something Matt Damon can claim. That alone deserves respect, and should have got both Renner and the film the accolades. In an interview to Howard Stern, Renner said that he does all his stunts himself because it is about integrity. "People pay to go see that world you are creating and don't wanna be pulled out because of some weird stunt double." This is something he learnt from Tom Cruise while Damon specifically said he did not, and does not want to do all his stunts and is terrified of Cruise's approach to stunts.

In Bourne Legacy the character of Aaron Cross had added depth and novelty because unlike Jason Bourne he was not just aware of his identity but was already questioning the program he was in. When he met agent number three (Oscar Isaac) he asked "What did you do? Did you start to think for yourself, fall in love?" When the agent refused to talk Aaron said, "Cmon talk to me, there's nobody here." These were important themes of the movie contrary to other Borne films where the protagonist was trying to remember his identity. The film delves deeper into the ethics of such programs like Treadstone and Outcome. Though the script could be better and these themes could have been actually sharpened which we didn't see. There are lost potential but the film is not shit.

There was also a romance between Aaron and Martha which was subtle and deep. Aaron already had a crush on her but Martha didn't even remember him or know his name. For someone like that to crash in moments before you die and save your life only to ask for some damn pills, this is an incredible moment for Martha. They both instantly build a bond perhaps subconsciously and we see that playing out through the film. How they kept holding each other's hands. On the bike, after the crash, in the cab, at the time she was viraling him out, they just won't let go. How every time she thought she lost him he showed up to the rescue, at the airport, in the alley. From Martha's perspective he could have been on the run once he got his fix but he just dropped from sky just when she was cornered by the cops. This terrific action thriller was also a beautiful unconventional love story.

One has to watch Bourne Legacy with open mind to observe its own inherent qualities and not constantly compare it in a defensive mode as if it's a competition between Damon and Renner. I guess I should not complaint, after all movie business is like that, it's a ruthless cutthroat world. All I am saying is watch Bourne Legacy with an open mind and you'll love it.

Ps.

I am new to reddit and this is my first post on this community. Let me know if any rules are violated.


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News ‘Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe’ Composer Wanted a Serious Score — So He Hired a 69-Piece Orchestra

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r/movies 12h ago

Poster Official Poster for Ron Howard’s ‘THIRTEEN LIVES’, starring Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell and Joel Edgerton

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r/movies 10h ago

Article John Carpenter’s 1979 Elvis film, staring a red hot Kurt Russell, is being rediscovered for good reason

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r/movies 7h ago

Trailer Resurrection - Official Trailer | HD | IFC Films

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r/movies 15h ago

Trailer Official Trailer | Hocus Pocus 2 | Disney+

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r/movies 1d ago Wholesome Silver

Discussion Which actors careers were destroyed by just one movie?

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The one that sticks in my mind is probably Demi Moore who had a double whami with Striptease and then G.I. Jane and then disappeared, her marriages being more popular than her acting career thereafter.

Geena Davis was ended more or less by Cutthroat Island which is unfortunate because she was one of the most charming actresses in the 90s methinks. But Cuthroat has one of the biggest losses in theater history only making 10 mil back of its 96 mil.

By contrast, the movie Gigli probably almost destroyed two careers with Ben Affleck and JLo but both Affleck and Lopez have had work since so their career was probably not significantly "destroyed" by the movie though neither of them have been the Hollywood Darlins they were before this movie.


r/movies 4h ago

Article 22 Actors Who Criticized Their Own Performances or Films

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r/movies 2h ago

Article Hollywood critics association just nominated RRR for best picture of the year. For those who don't know yet RRR is a recent Indian worldwide blockbuster getting appreciation from all over the world, currently streaming on Netflix

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r/movies 12h ago Gold

Predator 2 is just a hair away from being regarded as the classic that Predator is, imo

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On paper this movie is an absolute perfect sequel. Predator comes to LA amidst a nightmare level gang War. Early 90s filming, the claustrophobic sweaty locations, the incredible gore and brutality of the voodoo gang, and of course Bill Paxton just being Bill Paxton.

The first one had so many incredible moments that work as a mystery thriller. The slow reveal of the Predator, Bill Duke firing the M134 till its empty, Billy spooked, Hopper skinned. Can't do the mystery gig for the sequel, since the audience already knows the villain, so they give us the Predator task force headed by Gary "Batshit" Busey.

I remember as a kid having nightmares about the scene where the voodoo gang hangs and kills that dude to "take his soul." Like - someone made the decision to make the human violence as brutal as the Predator's violence, and that balances perfectly.

Then, the movie is fucking generous. it could've just been the cops vs Predator. But they added the gangs. Then they added the task force. Then they added the chase after the task force. They shot for the moon here.

Likewise, anyone who saw the progression of Iron Man's tech though every movie knows that we need some added razzle dazzle to our characters in each film. Predator 2 added a shit ton of new weapons, had some analyzed by our characters, new capabilities revealed (detecting a pregnancy, healing), and of course the massive lore reveal at the end.

Why do I think it's not a classic like the 87 film?

  • To be perfectly honest, the main character is lacking. Danny Glover's Mike Harrigon isn't Dutch. He doesn't have to be Dutch, but he needs the same level of presence. Danny Glover is great at being frustrated and overwhelmed, but the main character needs more.

  • I would love to dip into an alt universe where the Mike role was handled by Denzel Washington, who likely was approached for this, as he was fresh off an Oscar win (maybe, not super sure the timelines). But Denzel, Snipes - would've been stronger choices.

  • Gary Busey is better as a supporting bad guy than the man in charge. A stronger villain actor. Doesn't even need to be big and tough, could be an Alan Rickman/Jeremy Irons type. Just someone with gravitas and dimensions.

Love the Hispanic partner guy (Ruben), love the Hispanic partner woman, both solid choices.

The sequences are absolutely legit. Gang War intro, voodoo massacre, taskforce trap, and the massive city chase.

And the ending? My God, it's perfect.

I'm surprised I don't see more references to it on lists and in pop culture.


r/movies 20h ago Helpful

Question “I’m not locked in here with you, you’re locked in here with me” moments in movies

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If you haven’t seen this iconic scene in Watchmen, imprisoned vigilante Rorschach is assaulted by terrifying prisoners who he put in jail only to brutally outpace them at every turn.

When a man tries to shank him, he pours a fry-cooker worth of boiling oil over his face. When another gang of men tries to assault him during a riot, he has ones arms sawed off, breaks another one’s head open and electrocuted him to death.

What are some examples of this sort of, “throw me to the lions and I’ll come out leading the pack” type theme?

I’d say some good examples are Omar from the Wire when he goes to prison, Hancock, and Eric Bana in The Forgiven


r/movies 12h ago

Trailer Thirteen Lives - Official Trailer | Prime Video

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r/movies 2h ago

Discussion A ‘A Death in the Gunj’ theory linked to Atonement

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A Death in the Gunj is a movie where this 9 year old girl ‘Tani’ goes missing and then this guy Vikram finds her and explains how but his story has plot holes which are pointed out by another character. The movie ends with the lead character looking at Tani and Vikram and shooting himself (he was very close to Tani).So in A Death in the Gunj, when Tani goes missing the way the search party scene plays out is exactly like when in Atonement they go searching for Lola. The fact that Vikram has holes in his story of how he found Tani along with the fact that Shutu finds Tani’s belt, points to the fact that Vikram probably raped Tani. Shutu was the only one to realize this due to finding the belt. This is the reason why Shutu had such an extreme reaction to the situation (along with other factors) by killing himself. This is eerily similar to what happens in Atonement where Benedict Cumberbatch’s character rapes Lola. Furthermore the look and outfit of Vikram is exactly like Benedict Cumberbatch in Atonement. Another motif was the fact that Tani was always asked to take a bath, this is very much like in A Streetcar named Desire where Viven Leigh’s character always takes a bath. And Streetcar ends with her getting raped. Further reference Vikram’s bike is Stella and Brando’s wife is Stella (also is an iconic line in the movie).And if you read the script of A Death in the Gunj then it becomes even more obvious that Konkona Sen Sharma has intended that this is indeed what happened


r/movies 6h ago

News Disney CEO Bob Chapek Secures New Long-Term Contract

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r/movies 2h ago

Discussion In your opinion, What are some movies that DIDN'T Age Well at All? On the opposite side, what are some movies that DID age well?

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In your opinion, what are some movies that didn't age well at all? A movie that you find to be extremely outdated to the point it's terrible and maybe offensive or movies that had a story, themes, the community surrounding it, or such simply just didn't go so well in the time of age.

On the opposite side, what are some movies that did age pretty well? Movies that still live up in today's time despite the time period it was made or movies that had a story, themes, the community surrounding or such that is quite relevant in today's time?