Which Films have you seen lately? 19 - Get Your Film's Name Outta Your Mouth

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  1. miaasma

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    rewatched Logan (2017) and 28 Days Later (2002), both as stellar as i remember them being. the former is probably my favourite superhero movie (which isn't a terribly high bar since i'm not a fan of the genre in general), the latter definitely ranks high in my favourite horror movies of all time

    attempted to watch a "thriller" called 12 Feet Deep but had to stop a third of the way in because i found it so insufferable
     
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    Ford v Ferrari Top notch and great fun. Those were my car years when formula 1 was spectacular and the cars beautiful.
     
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  3. Kyriakos

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    Tried watching Persona (by Bergman). But it isn't to my liking, I am roughly halfway through and considering erasing it.
     
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    When I think about it... X-Men can't have a happy ending, not permanently, anyway... its almost identical to the Terminator franchise in that regard... "The War" is inevitable, no matter how many times they go back and forth through time trying to stop it, they always end up right back at the post apocalyptic doomsday scenario, with inevitable, endless conflict.
    The Harry Potter PT films remind me alot of the LoTR prequel films... beautiful visually, but just devoid of the magic of the OT and overall just... Meh.
    Spoiler :
    As an aside... it was a completely preposterous, premise, that an assembly of thousands upon thousands of freaking magic-wielding wizards and witches couldn't immediately tell that the anointing quilin was a fake/dead. It didn't even have the inner glow or correct coloring of the live one.

    Yeah, they really just hand-waved a bunch of stuff with a ton of new, unexplained powers/abilities and heavy handed use of deus-ex-machinas and other lazily written contrivances... even taking into account that this was a superhero film. That being said, I still enjoyed it. Marvel has certainly done better, but they've also done worse...
     
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  5. Kyriakos

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    I wanted to "like" your post, but I haven't watched the HP movies either, and we all know we can't be hypocritical here ^_^
    Anyway, I "like" just for reasons of etiquette.
     
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    Great film. I was so pissed at the ending. OMG what a hose job. Still, the movie was great.
     
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    Right, Days of Future Past was where we got "Old Man Logan" in the first place. iirc, that future was considered an "alternate" or possible future, but I'm fuzzy on the details all these years later. But, yeah, the Terminator analogy isn't a bad one. Who knows, maybe James Cameron was inspired by Days of Future Past (Uncanny X-Men #141 was published in October 1980 and The Terminator was released in October 1984).
     
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  8. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    To complete the Sirk double feature, starring the great Rock Hudson again, plus Robert Stack of Beavis and Butt-head do America and The Untouchables fame, Lauren Bacall, who needs no introduction, Dorothy Malone, who won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for this film, albeit she was arguably a main character in an ensemble of four, and Edward Platt of Get Smart fame.

    Interesting film with the obvious æsop™ that money won't buy you happiness, but there's Sirk's veiled social commentary such as Hadley Oil Co. running its own police force, or black people being only servants, or gender rôles in 1950s 'Murica, and more. Interesting commentary, especially both films taken into account together.

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    The movie was a massive success and Stack was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; Dorothy Malone, who played Stack's sister, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Malone won, but Stack lost, to Anthony Quinn. Stack felt that the primary reason he lost to Quinn was that 20th Century Fox, which had lent him to Universal-International, organized block voting against him to prevent one of their contract players from winning an Academy Award while working at another studio.​

    Stupid, stupid, stupid, but par for the course. Full cavity searches for all of them.
     
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    Hm, I recall Annette Benning in American Beauty.
    Damn.
     
  10. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    On the other hand, I remember her most fondly from Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! (1996).
     
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    Black Bear - I'm not sure what this movie is about. I mean, I know what the characters did...but the multiple stories thing confuses me. My best guess is that it's about writing stories and going through several drafts. Or it's about a multiverse since that seems to be all the rage these days. Also the bear is a totally just...wtf? I did enjoy it despite the confusion I had. The three main actors were all great.
     
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    The "multiverse" is the gift that keeps on giving :p ;) Hallelumarvel
     
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    I wasn't aware of that (the director) until you mentioned it, but thinking about it... the music makes it obvious. Thanks Tak.:)
     
  14. miaasma

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    watched The Wailing (2016) yesterday and loved it
     
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    ^ you hear that Kyr?
    One of my favourites too.
     
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    I have watched it. Iirc I didn't like the ending. :)
    I remember we talked a bit about the braindead provincial korean third world police officers.
     
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    Yup we did :)
    Surprised you didn't like the ending, it's rough and not Hollywood at all.
     
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    Hm, maybe I didn't see the very end, going by some clip I now checked on youtube.
    I probably just gave up after the (other) supernatural elements :o
     
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    Yeah it is excellent. Had to track down a Canadian blu-ray release of it, since the US release is region locked.

    It's kind of a trope in Korean cinema, that these 'rural police officers' aren't that bright or well educated in detective work. It often leads to culture clashes when a cop from Seoul arrives to break the case and so on. I guess it's an acquired taste, but personally I'm a sucker for good Korean/Asian thrillers, crime and horror.

    Speaking of tracking down a Canadian blu-ray release of a film I want, I also located A Dark Song, an Irish/UK occult thriller that for whatever reason has never been released in Ireland or the UK on blu, but a German release turned up in December. Re-watched it a couple of weeks ago - love it.
     
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    *Deep sigh*
    How can this idiocy be a real film? :shake:
     

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