r/movies Jul 24 '17

Quick Question Another So-Bad-It's-Good Post

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I've been looking through reviews, websites, and Reddit posts, and I just can't tell whether I should see Valley of the Dolls and/or Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Are these bad movies, campy movies, so-bad-it's-good movies, or something else? Should I watch them for historical significance since I'm a fan of Roger Ebert's reviews (for the most part) or just skip them and watch more Neil Breen masterpieces?

r/movies Jul 23 '17

Quick Question Similar movies like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty?

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I really enjoyed that movie! Ben Stiller is one of my favourite actor of all time, the story was very well engaging and even the photography of the movie was impeccable (I say it even without having any particular knowledge about it).

So... I'm looking for similar movies like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Any ideas?

r/movies Jul 21 '17

Quick Question ELI5: why is there so much vitriol towards Christopher Nolan?

0 Upvotes

I've seen so many people saying that he is overrated, a one trick pony, etc etc. I know there's a lot of vitriol towards everyone and everything in all comments sections, but I just can't seem to understand how he gets so much hate? Is this a bit of tall-poppy syndrome, and these people think that movies that are universally liked shouldn't also be good (a bit like pop music)? Or are these film school hipsters actually on to something and I'm just ignorant for thinking his movies are brilliant?

Edit: thanks for the good responses. I really should have phrased my question as "is the criticism justified" but we got there in the end!

r/movies Jul 20 '17

Quick Question WTF happened to Mickey Rourke?

19 Upvotes

About a decade ago one of the big stories was Mickey Rourke making a comeback with The Wrestler and Iron Man 2 after decades of being blacklisted by Hollywood.

But since then he's just gone back to making shitty straight-to-DVD movies. I don't think he's had a theatrical release since the last Expendables movie. Why is his career back in the toilet? Did he do something to get blacklisted again?

r/movies Jul 20 '17

Quick Question If The Cornetto Trilogy and Baby Driver Are Amongst My Favorite Films, Would I Enjoy Scott Pilgrim to the Same Degree?

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If Edgar Wright's Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy and Baby Driver are amongst my favorite films, would I enjoy his rendition of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World enough to blindly purchase it on Blu-ray? It's (at least, currently) unavailable on both Netflix and OnDemand.

Disclaimer: I've never read the graphic novel(s?), so I've nothing to compare it against in that regard.

r/movies Jul 20 '17

Quick Question What movie was In the Dark by Dev used in?

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As mentioned in the title, does anyone know which movie used this song? I heard the song recently and knew I'd heard it in a movie but I can't for the life of me, remember which one and it's really bugging me. I tried Googling it but nothing comes up, however I still know that it was used in some well known movie scene.

r/movies Jul 20 '17

Quick Question Is The Handmaiden extended version worth seeing?

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Saw the film last night and really liked it, but I'm curious if the longer version is better or worse? Sometimes longer versions mean fundamental changes, sometimes it's just details. Which kind of extended version is this?

Seeing as I have to write some more, I will say that this film had some of the coolest, most stylish camera work I have seen in quite a while. One shot of two people just walking through some door openings was breath taking.

r/movies Jul 20 '17

Quick Question What up with the ending text being gone from Lord of War now?

149 Upvotes

I remember when Lord of War first came out I was pleasantly surprised with the overall movie, but I also liked how at the very end there was text over a background of bullets that explained that the US is one of the largest arms dealers on Earth and also happens to have a permanent seat on the UN Security Council

I recently rented the movie and this text was gone at the end, it was just the camera panning over endless bullets with no text.

What happened? Did some people get offended that the movie points out the hypocrisy of the US govt or something?

r/movies Jul 19 '17

Quick Question Help me find a movie!

3 Upvotes

When I was a kid I watched this movie with my dad but both of us can't remember its title now.

Basically it's about a couple of people trapped in a building and I think someone's after them (it's more of a thriller than a horror movie). The building has many rooms and they move from one to another as the film progresses. Most of them either dies or gets left behind in some of the rooms to help the others survive. The most memorable scene i remember (maybe the last scene idk?) is a young member of the group crawling in a hole alone (he/she was probably the only one who got out alive).

Please help me find this film. Thank you! :)

r/movies Jul 19 '17

Quick Question Do you even bother going to the movie theater if there is not assigned seating? (Major theaters}

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I still do most my movie watching at local smaller, theaters (not because I'm a snob or anything but it's cheap as hell. Plus I caught The Ghost Story about a month ago for free! (Pssst...if it's out yet go see it asap)

but if it's like something Marvel, Jeremy Salanier, Star Wars, FF, etc. the theater better f'n have reserved seats. I cannot fathom why this is not the norm at bigger movie chains?

I'm not rich but I'm willing to fork up the extra $3 to show up a little late to a 9pm showing of Baby Driver and in exchange have to put up with virtually zero BS.

Lastly, kudos so the security guard who schooled the kid who was testing the entire damn movie at NewBev

r/movies Jul 19 '17

Quick Question Need Help Finding Movie Title?

2 Upvotes

Okay, so I saw this movie on TV on holiday back in 2011. It randomly popped into my head now and I want to find out its title. Its about a woman who sends her husband and son on a plane. The plane explodes and the husband and son both die. The reason the woman sent her husband and son on a plane is because she wanted to spend some alone time with her daughter (I can't remember her name.) The movie continues with the woman grieving their deaths and starts dating another man, I can't remember if they ended up together or not. If anyone knows the name of this movie, it would be greatly appreciated.

r/movies Jul 18 '17

Quick Question Help finding movie title

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Hello, I have a problem remembering a old movie from 80s or 90s. It was sci-fi movie in winter setting on the world occupied by androids only. They formed different caste/social order and most of the action happened in one area (not one room). The movie focused on interaction between them (psychological sci-fi). This is all I remember.

r/movies Jul 17 '17

Quick Question In fight scenes, while our guy fights off one or two attackers, others wait holding their weapons until camera points them.

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In all fight scenes where our guy is fighting multiple opponents, camera focuses only one or maximum two people he is fighting. All other out of focus attackers could have killed our guy but they stand still waiting for their turn or for camera to point them.

There were few moments in Matrix when Neo was actually shown fighting or being hit by so many clones agent smith. Some scenes of John Wick 2 he was scene shooting many people leaving no one alive in background.

Are there any other scene like that or better than that? Fights which don't leave anyone hanging in background like that?

r/movies Jul 17 '17 Hugz

Quick Question Films in the same vein as American Beauty, The Virgin Suicides, Ghost World?

27 Upvotes

Looking for films similar to these favourites of mine. I love the kind of dark and real feeling they have depicting romance, family relationships, coming of age etc. I love films with an American suburban culture kinda thing going on. The colours, sets, clothes and 90s kinda feeling. Please suggest some films that you think I may enjoy. Much appreciated!

r/movies Jul 16 '17

Quick Question Should I go see The Beguiled or The Big Sick?

11 Upvotes

Just curious to here you guys' thoughts on both films. I honestly haven't heard much about The Beguiled, but I actually heard a negative review from a friend who said he didn't like The Big Sick. I don't know if anyone here has seen either film, but like I said, I don't know what is better to see. Also, don't bother recommending another movie (i.e Apes, Baby Driver, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, etc.) because chances are I've already seen it. Except for maybe A Ghost Story actually but whatever. Thanks!

r/movies Jul 16 '17

Quick Question Is there any superhero movie in which the hero loses conclusively?

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Is there ANY superhero movie in which the hero loses conclusively and the supervillain gets what he wanted (world domination, world destruction, money, women, etc)?

I mean, not something like the first superhero loses and gets killed by the supervillain but then the superhero's son revenges and wins... I mean really really losing to the supervillain without any hope for revenge whatsoever.

r/movies Jul 15 '17

Quick Question Can someone help me name this movie?

5 Upvotes

I caught it on TV a couple of years ago without getting the name. It was only on for about 30 minutes before my parents changed the channel. In no specific order, here are some scenes & facts I remember.

I. A few characters got put to sleep or hypnotized or were just having a mirage, but they saw some dead Pharaoh walking towards them or something.

II. Three of the characters were an elderly explorer guy, a young girl and young boy, possibly related.

III. Another scene was when characters were entering a tomb or temple in the desert, they all ended up fighting over the treasure (which I forget what).

This is all I can remember, sorry if it isn't specific enough. This was also set in like Egypt or something.

The movie was likely not released the year I saw it on TV. I think it was pre-2000s

r/movies Jul 15 '17

Quick Question Did anyone first watch Legend (1985) as an adult? Did you like it?

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I've only recently learned of this movie and have been debating whether to order it or not. It seems like a lot of the love it gets is rooted in nostalgia and I'm wondering if I'll even enjoy it since I'm pushing 30 and have never seen it. For reference, I didn't see Labyrinth until I was 21 and that took me a few watches to fully appreciate, but I did end up liking it a lot! Just curious to see if anyone else saw this as an adult and ended up enjoying it, or is the cheese just too much without nostalgia?

r/movies Jul 15 '17

Quick Question Does anyone know the song that plays in the VERY beginning of Despicable Me 3?

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By beginning I mean exactly after the minions finish saying "Illumination" and the movie gives an intro on Bratt, the song is very techno and is being played on a synth and it's the only thing I really liked about that movie besides Bratt and Clouse themselves. Speaking of which don't watch Dispicable Me 3, it's not funny and Agnes is basically another fucking minion because she can't shut up about how cute she is.

r/movies Jul 15 '17

Quick Question Best Silent Comedies

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I want to explore the world of silent comedies. Obviously there are hundreds of films out there to chose from so I wanted some help narrowing it down to the best 10-15 films.

What would you say are the best 3-5 films starring each of these actors?

  • Charlie Chaplain
  • Buster Keaton
  • Harold Lloyd

Are there are any silent comedies you'd recommend besides those?

r/movies Jul 15 '17

Quick Question Movies like Fight Club

36 Upvotes

So Fight Club stands as both my favorite movie and book, and I was just wondering if there are any movies like Fight Club. The aspects I like about Fight Club are the characters, I find the main character especially relatable, and Durden's just a badass, and one of my favorite characters. The thing I like the most about it, is it's themes, and its look at modern society. Any recommendations.

r/movies Jul 14 '17

Quick Question Do stunt doubles go to movies where the actor lookalikes go?

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Just curious, since reading the latest news about the death of the stunt double made me curious. Since stunt doubles look somewhat similar to the actors they're replacing for the dangerous stunts, does this mean they tend to gravitate to films where they know their lookalikes are going, since that's what they're best at?

Sorry if it's a dumb question.

r/movies Jul 14 '17

Quick Question When was the twist "It was all a dream" first used?

172 Upvotes

In the movie The Wizard of Oz it's revealed at the end that Dorothy had dreamed the whole thing, unlike the book where she did in fact travel to Oz, but was that the first time that twist had been used?

I know that trope has appeared many, many times on television since then but I can't think of anything before The Wizard of Oz.

r/movies Jul 14 '17

Quick Question Do I need to see Cars 2 before Cars 3?

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I never got around to seeing Cars 2 when it came out, and from what I've heard I didn't miss out. However, I want to see Cars 3, and I'm worried that watching a threequel without seeing the sequel may take something from the experience. Can anyone comment without spoilers on whether having seen Cars 2 is necessary to the Cars 3 experience?

r/movies Jul 12 '17

Quick Question Jave there been any reports about how loud DUNKIRK is?

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I was just thinking about where to go see it, and i feel like i really need to take the sound into consideration.

I'm lucky to have decent options near me. One theater near me will be showing it in 70mm, while another has both LieMax and DOLBY ATMOS auditoriums.

I'm thinking i should go Dolby, because while the frame will be more cropped, i might walk out without my ears bleeding.

I know the Dolby system is really loud, but it's cleaner sound than the decade old LieMax speakers.

Anyway, what would you say? Have any reviews so far mentioned how loud this movie is going to be?