Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
The anatomy of an Oscar fiasco
not that comedic...
The Shining Part Deux?
I don't watch Indian movies, so can't say.
But yes, there are plenty of issues that are shocking here, not just the caste system. We are burdened by old traditions and beliefs and illiteracy and the stronghold of religion. So a lot of this stuff is quite "in line" with the rest of all the other shockers.
One is not surprised when parents don't allow their kid to marry outside caste or religion here.
But when one reads of something like this so late as the 60's in a country like America, it does come as a bit of a jolt. I don't know how to explain it to you, and this is not something against America. No need to take it personally, I am not being critical or say we are better. Similarly, I was surprised to see Colored restrooms etc in Hidden Figures in the 60s -- I have seen Bountiful and thought these things happened maybe several decades earlier.
I guess I see America as a very progressive, advanced society, so it's more of a compliment that something that may not be surprising in my country, is in yours.
And finally, the caste system isn't shocking, it's much worse, its a blot on humanity, along with subjugation of woman, dowry, discrimination on colour, killing of people from the north east, and a bunch of other things.
very good post sir.
yes America has a very deep dark side that has been fought since the birth of this nation but especially since the civil rights era.
as our last election has shown, there are many that want to go back, at least in some form or aspect, to the pre civil rights era.
diversity, imo, is our greatest strength (along with the constitution as a living document) although it comes with challenges...
LOL, idk man, i've never seen that movie.
first, i usually find 'scary' movies to be funny (or parts at least) because the premise is usually so unrealistic.
in Get Out, the comedic relief deals with pretty much one character and is done on purpose. plus one of my friends i saw it with used to work for the TSA, which made it crazy hilarious (you'll see what i mean if you see the movie).
I somehow stumbled into the MCU for the first time and have been trying to catch up, starting with the first Iron Man. Most recently watched was The Winter Soldier, which was AMAZING. Some of the other movies were good, but most of them annoyed me in some manner. This was just a damn good movie. I love a great action film.
I'm not a comic reader, and it always felt like the MCU was too complicated to enter into, so I'd avoided it. I'm glad I finally gave it a go, if only for TWS. Quite liked the first Iron Man, too, despite the haphazard ending.
Watching Guardians of the Galaxy tonight!
Is there an MCU thread or a comic book thread?
Started Love and Friendship (2016). Period comedy based on a novella by Jane Austen.
Starring Kate Beckinsale.
Saw this at the movies, wasn't really that great...seemed like a Tele movie more than a cinema movie!
When I went to this movie at the cinemas years ago with my dad we were the only ones there it was good cause we could talk about the movie throughout and not disturb anyone!!
Yup, a light movie to pass time. But somehow I think it did come up in some lists of 20 best movies of 2016. And the ratings seem to be very high.
Kate, was nice though.
Sentinel, you need to see another one of Kate's films. It's considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all time, ranking among such legendary favorites as Gone With The Wind, The Godfather, Citizen Kane and Zoolander 2
But seriously, I do LOVE this film. I'm actually assuming you probably have seen it. I think Bollywood might have even done a remake.
Haven't heard of it, but may check it out later. Have some serious movies to watch now. A few foreign ones.
You are comparing it to CK and GF and I aint even heard of it ???? *puzzled*.
Bollywood has done a remake of every romantic movie, lemme assure you.
I was joking about the comparisons but it's fun. I love it as I said Have you seen Danny Collins? That's one of the three films I watched on the plane from Seattle to Amsterdam as I was going to Berlin. I quite enjoyed it and should have bought it on Blu Ray when I could afford it. It's got Pacino in it and you might like it.
The Godfather trilogy. First two were absolute 10/10. I enjoyed them both equally. I was perhaps most impressed with Pacino's acting, especially in Part II - it was absolutely stunning.
Part III I didn't like so much. It was way too inconsistent and I felt that the cast wasn't much into it as well. It still had some classic scenes. I give it a 7/10.
we're down here in St. Martin and friends rented this film; It's so consistently flattering of the widowed First Lady that she could very well have written it herself. No surprises here.
Will that new King Kong movie be really good ??? or will it be just another stupid CGI movie ?????
I'm certain it will be better than Peter Jackson's version!
Haven't heard of it. Will check it out sometime.
I mostly watch old movies, I make an exception at Oscar time, though, and try to watch the nominated movies and others people recommend.
Currently watching The Salesman (Iranian).
Watched Charade (1963). Amusing mix of spy thriller, comedy and romance, directed by Stanley Donen (he of Singing in the Rain), set in beautiful Paris. Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in the main roles, a supremely classy dyad, and their back-and-forth witticisms and gibes drive the movie. A somewhat Hitchcockian feel to the movie as well. Quite liked it.
Funny, read a review from when it came out by the famous NYT critic Bosley Crowther. He found it ghoulish and morbid (an ironic quip in a morgue, some typical spy flick assassinations). Very amusing to read today given that we wouldn't even lift an eyebrow to most of that stuff these days. I think that was a period where there was a very big shift in what accepted to show in a film, moving away from the studio system etc. I remember reading that people where shocked by Hitchcock displaying a flushing toilet in Pyscho for instance. Funny stuff.
Split. MNS is awesome!
The Ninth Gate
John wick 2. He kills everyone and is unkillable.
John Wick or Kill Bill?
I think wick kills more people than uma in kill bill. I was afraid i was gonna get killed just watching.
I'd be surprised if it's good, to me it's a vehichle for Universal to keep the Kong name out and fresh bc of the new ride at the park.
The Salesman (2016) - interesting Iranian movie by the director of A Separation.
"The best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made."
I must check it out !
"John WIck Chapter Two"
I think I counted three times he was hit by speeding cars and got up to walk away. If you liked cartoons in which Elmer Fudd is holding a stick of dynamite when it blows up and walks away with a blackened face, you'll like this.
"Odd Man Out" from 1947 by Carol Reed is highly recommended.
Just finished Certain Women (2016). Intersecting lives of three women in Montana. Quite interesting, but I don't think I got what the movie was about.
I have it right here waiting to be seen. Maybe I'll watch it in between some of these 2016 movies.
I'm always sure that both The Ninth Gate and Frantic (both Roman Polanski movies) have scenes around that general area (by the Seine, under some bridge archs). Polanski must have some sort of emotional connection to that place.
Talking of Polanski, I was thinking the other day that I had to rewatch The Ghost Writer. Perhaps not Polanski's best, but even mediocre Polanski makes for an awesome movie. Than ending tho...
one of the last movies with "tuco"
PS: last movie i saw was absolute genius...
My old lady. 2014.
Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas.
Most memorable is all that he spoke in "True Lies".
Ocean 11 at home lol Haven't been to the movies since BvSDOJ came out.
The caste system is alive and well in all countries under different names, illegally.
India (Hindus) is the only one that had it formalized as part of the social structure.
Problem is humans always want to classify & segregate.
By skills, by trade, by wealth, by color of skin, by physical build, by grades in school, by position at work, etc.
For example, at a local tennis center, drills are marked as open. Come in and join. But a 3.5 will never ever be put in the same drill group as the 4.5.
I can't take all the credit, without inspiration from the big man himself I wouldn't be where I am today
is that your speech for the academy awards ?
Yep, 2017's Best picture award with Sureshs winning both best actor and best support actor.
HAHA. Sureshs is not a regular human bean, he is a groin star.
I'm sorry, but which "Tuco" passed away? At first I thought you meant Raymond Cruz (the actor that plays Tuco Salamanca in Breaking Bad), but obviously that's not him.
eli wallach... "the ugly"
i'm sure he'd enjoy this perfect tribute
but certainly more humorous than most of your posts...
Despite critical consensus, they aren't supposed to be funny. They've missed all the signs! My posts are a tuning fork, reverberating the tones of the Holy Ghost. If that isn't appreciated, well, Almighty then.
I loved John Wick 2. The action scenes were coherent and well choreographed, unlike the usual quick cut, shaky cam bulls*** plaguing basically every other action movie today. Look at this seizure inducing piece of garbage from Taken 3. Yes, this actually in the movie! Not edited at all!
The only thing I didn't like about JW2 was the scene at the end of the movie, which definitely stretched the suspension of disbelief too far
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