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TagUrIt

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Im sorry but its the truth
Don’t apologize, it’s your opinion. I just disagree and certainly not the truth. I am an avid movie fan. My taste in movies is extremely vast. Liking one genre doesn’t mean you have a low IQ just means you like what you like. I’m just not one for judging others because of what type of moves they enjoy.
 

NonP

Hall of Fame
Again late on the 2001 announcement, but better late than never:

https://silver.afi.com/Browsing/Movies/Details/m-0100000214

Different venue this time (but within the same DC area), but what I said 2-3 weeks back still applies:

I realize this announcement is much too late, but today is your last chance to catch the 50th-anniversary screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey in its new 70-mm glory (supervised by Christopher Nolan himself), and if you're lucky to have a participating theater nearby you should make every effort to go see it. And I'm not just talking about the images: even the slightest labored breathing registers on your eardrums as in a horror flick, heightening the film's ever-present climate of doom and desolation, and the trippiest Ligeti-backed sequences are positively bone-chilling and ear-piercing (perhaps sometimes excessively so - I had to cover my ears at least twice). Suffice it to say not even the most sophisticated home video system could ever replicate the experience.

As for the film itself, 2001 has become such an institution any superlative is bound to feel superfluous, but let me add that while its Cold War politics may not have dated as well as Dr. Strangelove's perennially (if sadly) topical theme of nuclear annihilation, and though I'd probably still prefer its sibling A.I. if forced to pick, it's highly unlikely any film released this year could begin to approach the grand vision and metaphysical poetry of Kubrick's magnum opus - an all-encompassing meditation on the origin and history of mankind which, Arthur C. Clarke's cheeky remark aside, may well be the the greatest religious film ever made. Don't miss it.
Again you're unlikely to see a better film this whole year. Go see it, and spread the word if Kubrick's masterpiece is also playing in your area.

Back to the present. Saw The Cakemaker yesterday (after Bergman's It Rains on Our Love), a feature debut by Israeli newcomer Ofir Raul Grazier. First, the actors: Sarah Adler is just as superb as the widow Anat as she was in Foxtrot (another Israeli production), and Tim Kalkhof, a name completely new to me, keeps up with her every step of the way as the conflicted Thomas whose dark secret carries him from his structured life as a baker in Berlin to Anat's own cafe in Jerusalem and eventually into her inner sanctuary, with inevitably horrible consequences. Now the director: Grazier shows much promise in his debut, especially in his use of ellipses which in lesser hands would come across as zealous overcompensation by an upstart, but his refusal or inability to deal head-on with those consequences keeps his film from approaching greatness. Still it's a shame that this worthy effort has enjoyed a limited theatrical run only so far. Check your local listings, or better yet push your local theater for new/additional screen time.

A great majority of marvel movies are only good for teens and low iq adults.
Heh, a bit too harsh, but not too far off the mark. Hollywood should indeed be ashamed of themselves, to think so low of their audience who BTW may well be a lot smarter (Get Out among recently examples didn't do half bad at the box office) than they think.
 

fireandwind

Hall of Fame
A great majority of marvel movies are only good for teens and low iq adults.
Saying "low iq adult" to the people who love to watch Marvel movies are rather insulting. It would be better if you put it saying " good for just passing time". I agree that many Marvel movies and some other action movies don't make sense most of times but it is fun to watch.
 

atatu

Legend
Three Identical Strangers....pretty interesting but I'm not sure there is a need to see it in the theater, maybe wait for it.
 

NonP

Hall of Fame
I was going to skip this one, but since Jason Kohn's recent Nick Bollettieri documentary (hat tip to Moose) seems to share similar themes let me give a guarded thumbs-up to Kevin Macdonald's latest doc Whitney which opened last weekend. I didn't care for the film's occasionally annoying pretensions - its various flashbacks to Houston's blockbuster hits are sprinkled with visual references to the most significant contemporaneous events of the '80s and the '90s, with garbled audio thrown in for good measure - but its elucidation of the trappings of success and fame is at the very least equal and often superior to that of Asif Kapadia's Oscar-winning Amy. Plus it drops a bombshell about the possible main cause of its subject's untimely end which complicates the machination even further. (Let's just say the Houston family matriarch and Whitney's mother Cissy wasn't exactly happy about it.)

The Academy eats up these what-killed-star-() stories and Macdonald's is a virtual shoo-in for next year's documentary noms. I just hope the inevitable plaudits won't come about for the wrong reasons. The audience I was part of seemed to agree: though largely black and women outnumbered men I'd say it was a pretty diverse crowd.

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Modern Western. Was turned off by the violence then. Like Ft Apache, The Bronx
Haven't seen the Carpenter original but I thought its 2005 remake was tastefully done. Was the bloodbath really that bad?
 
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Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
I was going to skip this one, but since Jason Kohn's recent Nick Bollettieri documentary (hat tip to Moose) seems to share similar themes let me give a guarded thumbs-up to Kevin Macdonald's latest doc Whitney which opened last weekend. I didn't care for the film's occasionally annoying pretensions - its various flashbacks to Houston's blockbuster hits are sprinkled with visual references to the most significant contemporaneous events of the '80s and the '90s, with garbled audio thrown in for good measure - but its elucidation of the trappings of success and fame is at the very least equal and often superior to that of Asif Kapadia's Oscar-winning Amy. Plus it drops a bombshell about the possible main cause of its subject's untimely end which complicates the machination even further. (Let's just say the Houston family matriarch and Whitney's mother Cissy wasn't exactly happy about it.)

The Academy eats up these what-killed-star-() stories and Macdonald's is a virtual shoo-in for next year's documentary noms. I just hope the inevitable plaudits won't come about for the wrong reasons. The audience I was part of seemed to agree: though largely black and women outnumbered men I'd say it was a pretty diverse crowd.



Haven't seen the Carpenter original but I thought its 2005 remake was tastefully done. Was the bloodbath really that bad?
Shock value. Still prefer the original
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Solid drama-slash-black-comedy that concerns sorrow, guilt, anger and revenge. Frances McDormand obviously swam in a sea of awards for her leading role in this one, which is understandable as she does a splendid job with a complex character. Other good performances as well, and a generally well-written movie. Some parts/elements of the film border on the parodical, but overall I found it well worth watching.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Murder at the Gallop (1963) - Margaret Rutherford playing Miss Marple.

Based on the book "After the Funeral" Agatha Christie.

I like Rutherford's light-hearted portrayal of Marple.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Head Games (2012) A documentary that follows football player and pro-wrestler Chris Nowinski's quest to uncover the truth about the consequences of sports related head injuries. Concussions, if you will
 

Midaso240

Hall of Fame
Saying "low iq adult" to the people who love to watch Marvel movies are rather insulting. It would be better if you put it saying " good for just passing time". I agree that many Marvel movies and some other action movies don't make sense most of times but it is fun to watch.
Yeah it's not so much about low IQ,there are some very smart people who love Marvel movies,it's more about not knowing any better. Unless you live in a big city,you will see very few of the best movies of each year on the big screen and won't hear much about them either so some work has to be done to discover quality stuff. Work that most people are not inclined to do...

Watched Strokes Of Genius,the new doco centered on the Fed-Nadal Wimbledon '08 final. Enjoyable,but didn't shed too much light on it for me. Would be more beneficial for the casual tennis/sports fan I think...
 

Dilexson

Hall of Fame
Watched 'The Green Mile' after some time. Had a chance to see it in a small screening event at my place. One of my favourites and a true gem.
 
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Sentinel

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Boom Town (1940) - Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamar, Frank Morgan.

Pretty decent light movie about the oil rush. Colbert and Lamar are beautiful.
 

EloQuent

G.O.A.T.
Hitsman's Bodyguard

Bad movie but a lot of fun. The plot is nonsensical, the dialogue stilted, but Samuel L. Jackson shoots stuff up and the boring white guy is decent too.

Content warning - has a ton of swearing and gory violence
 

sarmpas

Hall of Fame
A Quiet Place (2018)

spoilers ....


A combination of horror, Sci-Fi monster, suspense thriller. About a family surviving day to day in a USA overrun with monsters who hunt by sound hence the film title. How the monsters were able to overrun the USA with it's military power isn't explained or it was all too brief and I missed it. Did I enjoy it? I liken it to only being given a taster dish of something tasting delicious at a restaurant. The film was too short for me at 90 minutes so not long enough to be engrossed.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
A Quiet Place (2018)

spoilers ....


A combination of horror, Sci-Fi monster, suspense thriller. About a family surviving day to day in a USA overrun with monsters who hunt by sound hence the film title. How the monsters were able to overrun the USA with it's military power isn't explained or it was all too brief and I missed it. Did I enjoy it? I liken it to only being given a taster dish of something tasting delicious at a restaurant. The film was too short for me at 90 minutes so not long enough to be engrossed.
Recall,
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Toni Erdmann. A quirky comedy-drama about a rather estranged father–daughter relationship. Solid acting by the two leads. Slow-paced. A kind of heavy-handed, existential flavor of humor that no one does quite like the Germans. Das ist komisch. It was rated the best film of 2016 by the seminal Cahiers du cinéma.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Paid in full

First time I watched it. Remember hearing a lot about it in certain rap tunes. Yes, Mekhi Phifer has the winning smile. Cocaine dealers, betrayal etc. It was pretty good.
 

maleyoyo

Professional
Saying "low iq adult" to the people who love to watch Marvel movies are rather insulting. It would be better if you put it saying " good for just passing time". I agree that many Marvel movies and some other action movies don't make sense most of times but it is fun to watch.
Movies are by and large a work of fiction that only exists in a make-believe alternate universe, so it's kinda strange to expect any movie to make any sense at all.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Toni Erdmann. A quirky comedy-drama about a rather estranged father–daughter relationship. Solid acting by the two leads. Slow-paced. A kind of heavy-handed, existential flavor of humor that no one does quite like the Germans. Das ist komisch. It was rated the best film of 2016 by the seminal Cahiers du cinéma.
Been meaning to see this for over a year.
 

gn

G.O.A.T.
Want to watch "Leon - The Professional". But I saw and read disturbing things about the movie on YouTube. Did anyone here watched the movie already?
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Want to watch "Leon - The Professional". But I saw and read disturbing things about the movie on YouTube. Did anyone here watched the movie already?
I watched it a while back (in 2014). What disturbing stuff did you read ? This is the one with Reno and Oldman, right ? I liked the movie, have written "good" in my log.
 

Dilexson

Hall of Fame
Want to watch "Leon - The Professional". But I saw and read disturbing things about the movie on YouTube. Did anyone here watched the movie already?
Dude, it's a brilliant film. Give it a try. I'm guessing you are misinformed about the relationship between Reno and the 13 year old Natalie Portman? Fret not. It's been handled in the most appropriate manner. :)
Btw im guessing you haven't seen 'Suriya Paarvai' with Arjun in the lead role. It's the tamil remake of Leon. I found that out midway through Leon, lol.
 

gn

G.O.A.T.
Dude, it's a brilliant film. Give it a try. I'm guessing you are misinformed about the relationship between Reno and the 13 year old Natalie Portman? Fret not. It's been handled in the most appropriate manner. :)
Btw im guessing you haven't seen 'Suriya Paarvai' with Arjun in the lead role. It's the tamil remake of Leon. I found that out midway through Leon, lol.
Yeah, that scene where she flirts with him.
I watched that Tamil movie like 16 or 17 years ago when I was 8 lol. Very well. I will watch it then.
 

Dilexson

Hall of Fame
Yeah, that scene where she flirts with him.
I watched that Tamil movie like 16 or 17 years ago when I was 8 lol. Very well. I will watch it then.
Haha, same here. I still remember that film, Arjun's obsession with that plant was hillarious.
On topic, Leon has some amazing soundtracks, make sure to give the volume a boost. ;)
 
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