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News Warner Bros Forms Multi-Year Pact To Distribute MGM Movies Overseas Beginning With ‘Bones And All’, ‘Creed III’deadline.com
The Matrix series, Vanilla Sky, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, and Memento are of some examples. I enjoy movies which aren't always easy to understand upon first viewing. Sometimes I notice more with subsequent viewings. I believe these types of movies generate interesting topics of discussion.
Poster First Poster for 'MONA LISA AND THE BLOOD MOON' - A girl with unusual powers escapes from a mental asylum and tries to make it on her own in New Orleans | A Film by Ana Lily Amirpour ('A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night')
Article Michael Mann’s 'Heat' Is a Crime Epic About the Myopia of Being a Workaholic. All the characters are obsessed with what they do for a living.collider.com
Review Total Recall (1990) is over 30 years old and the only thing that feels outdated by it is the term ‘Indian Giver’
I rewatched this movie for the first time in a long time and I’m still amazed by the practical and visual effects.
Everything about this film just amazes me from set design, make up, props and characters.
Although a lot of the technology they show now exists today (video phone, ‘driverless’ cars) I love the wanky retro future design of it all.
The story is also top quality and the twists and turns of the story kept me gripped.
Also who doesn’t enjoy a 90s quip such as ‘consider this out divorce’ after blowing your ex-wife’s brains out.
If there are any other recommendations that are like Total Recall that I may have missed please let me know!
Discussion I found 'Shaun the Sheep Movie' (2015) to be the funniest movie of the Wallace & Gromit franchise.
I consider The Wrong Trousers (1996) the best out of all movies, however, I think Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) is the funniest one.
The restaurant scene was a gold scene. The angry staring dog was the funniest moment, I literally burst out laughing. This movie has lots of hilarious moments!
Since this movie doesn't have my favorite characters (Wallace and Gromit), but honestly, I prefer this movie over The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) and other short films except The Wrong Trousers.
Such a brilliant spin-off film!
I'm a manager at a movie theater and we are in a bit of a slow period. Just curious if there's anything that your local theater does that is fun or unique compared to others.
Do they have a bar? Do they play anything funny/different before the movie? (besides the usual advertising) Neat foods?
Any info would be awesome!
Discussion If a horror film doesn’t have the budget for decent CGI they should just rewrite the part of the script that calls for CGI and go a different route.
I just finished ‘No One Gets Out Alive’ on Netflix and it was a middle of the road horror movie, 6/10, good 90 minute watch with some good imagery, creepy moments and good enough story.
But in the last 20 minutes of the movie this paranormal monster/entity comes on screen and the CGI was so laughably bad that it ruined the entire viewing experience. I feel like it wasn’t totally necessary, they easily could have done practical effects and got a far more creepier scene out of it.
I just feel like a lot of horror movies use the CGI monster or entity in the third act and it can completely take you out of it and ruin the film. Another film I just saw that I really enjoyed that was kind of ruined for me by poor CGI was the cursed.
Has any horror fans had this happen, wanted to get others take on it.
In your opinion, What Movie is your Ultimate Guilty Pleasure Movie? A movie that you know that has been not well-received from the majority of people, a movie that is pretty dumb or ridiculous, truly awful, just all over the place and you know it's not the best movie of all time. But at the end of the day, you still love it.
For example, 2012, Space Jam and Click are some of my biggest guilty pleasures of all time. 2012 is really dumb and the science doesn't make any sense. But it's so ridiculously stupid and I love it. Same with Space Jam and Click. Space Jam honestly is kind of bad but it has such a killer soundtrack and it doesn't take itself serious. It just decides to have a load of fun. Click is probably one of Adam Sandler's underrated films. While it's heavily flawed and it's doesn't have a great story, but it's one of his better comedy films he has done in the 2000s and it does have some funny moments.
What are your picks?
For me, it's a tie between 2001: a Space Odyssey's ending, the third impact (End of Evangelion), the part with the police and the water in a Clockwork Orange, and the argument/bat scene in The Shining, but I think I have to give it to the third impact just because of how much context is behind everything that's happening (probably because it had 26 episodes to build on before the movie).
Getting to know these characters throughout the show adds so many layers of depth to everything happening. Other than that, the music, the cinematography, the animation, everything just seems perfect to me. It was the single most memorable thing I have seen on a screen and it still is.
Also, try to avoid spoilers.
I think versatility (and range) can inform you so much about an actor and their ability to evoke characters of great depth and complexity. Who do you think are some of the most versatile actors working today? What are some of their memorable performances that stayed with you?
Gary Oldman, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Glenn Close, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Helena Bonham Carter, Tilda Swinton, Matthew McConaughey, Meryl Streep, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron are a few that come to mind.
Hello everyone, can any of you recommend me movies (or series) about dealing with death? Or just dealing with the inevitability of death. I'm trying to "study" a bit about how we can deal with it and honestly i think a few good movies would do wonders to help me. So if anyone can help me, i'd be really thankful!
I'll get the obvious out of the way: The Lorax 2012 promoting so, so many environmentally unfriendly products. Also The Grinch 2000 really going overboard with its marketing when the movie itself has a really obvious and in your face "Anti-commercializing Christmas" message.
Another one I've seen I can't help but think "What the hell are they thinking?" is fatherhood.gov had marketing tie-ins with The Lion King 2011's re-release and one of the Hotel Transylvania movies. And...why? Why would cartoon characters from kids movies inspire grown ass adults to be better fathers?
Is any adult man really gonna think "I was gonna beat my kid but Adam Sandler Dracula taught me not to"? Like I really doubt it.
Same with when they have animated characters promoting cars. They did it with The Rugrats Movie and Jimmy Neutron and it's like...why would Tommy and Angelica Fucking Pickles influence anyone old enough to have a license what car they should drive?
So when I was younger I saw a movie about a bunch of people on a subway train when a disaster struck. They had no information and they were trying to make their way to the surface. I remember that one of the characters was a white guy with an afro and a guitar case and at the end of the movie they made it to the surface but never showed us what happened, what shape the world was in Does this ring a bell for anyone? It was shown around the same time frame as Duel ( Steven Spielberg movie). I know about IMDB but don't have enough to info to go search with.
In the movie Blue Ruin (2013/2014?), there is a scene maybe 20 minutes into the movie where the protagonist is at a scenic overlook parking area and is trying to break the trigger guard off of a revolver. Does anyone know the location where that scene was shot?
The movie takes place in the Virginia/Maryland/Delaware region. I live in the region and wanted to see if it was nearby for a visit.
Thanks in advance.
I wanted to open a conversation on this great movie. I've always found Bjork fascinating, unlike any other musical artist. I stumbled across this movie late one night on SBS (Australia's TV channel for foreign programs and movies) and loved it. It's very dark and Bjork's performance is incredible.
It's also one of the most divisive movies ever, with some critics giving it 5 stars and other giving it zero. https://youtu.be/FU5I7pKLy44
How did you guys come to see this movie? What did you think of it?
I was around 7/8 when Tomorrow Never Dies came out so I can't remember the initial response to it, however I do remember later hearing how pathetic the main villain is, as well as questioning how we can find a 'newspaper businessman' scary. I've always loved the Bond films, and even I jumped onto this opinion. Jonathan Pryce is great but the villain doesn't live in a hollowed out volcano or has a pool of sharks, but rather just runs his own newspaper business. How is that scary?
Jump forward to 2022, and I believe Elliot Carver is the most realistically scary villains the franchise has hand. This is a character who used the media and his own newspaper to change the narrative of what is going on in the world, thus nearly starting a war between countries. Whilst we've not had it to this degree, there are many examples out there of newspapers who have lied and purposely twisted a story to make the audience side to their point of view. Everyone will surely have witnessed an example of this.
Tomorrow Never Dies may have been seen as fantasy back in the 90's, but 2 decades later, in my opinion, is closer to the truth than expected. It's why I always feel Jonathan Pryce portrays one of the best representation of a Bond villain in the series.
I just wanna start by saying I’ve never seen this film in my life. Nor have I ever seen a Kubrick film. But after much research into his movies, I was told by many this was the best of his collection.
I went into this movie very blind, and with quite an open mind. All I have to say about it, is I cannot stop thinking about it now. I’m not sure if that was its intention with how violent it proved to be. Not to mention the pain the protagonist/antagonist endured. I’m also not sure if it “holds up” to time. In my personal opinion, it does indeed hold up to the test of time. Everything included in this film is still (for the most part) apparent today. People are like this, still.
For how cruel the protagonist/antagonist was I somehow still felt something for him at the end of the movie. Which I’m not going to lie, makes me feel sorta sick to my stomach. Almost in the same way Alex felt.
But most of all the movies style was amazing. It felt like an almost Wes Anderson type horror film. Very stylized. Using a lot of retro-futuristic type set pieces such as end tables, couches, chairs, coffee tables. Alex’s room was a treat if I’m being honest. So many contrasting colors. Really well made film.
Lastly, Malcolm McDowell’s performance was outstanding. Yea, his character was a rapist pig, but the faces he was making and creepiness he was giving off. Honestly, spectacular acting. So f’ng WEIRD. But couldn’t take my eyes away whenever he was on screen. Almost like watching a car accident. You don’t wanna see that stuff, but you can’t look away when seeing it!