The movie thread

Re: The movie thread

Postby Insane Crazy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:55 am

I love a really solid horror film and can get exceedingly picky about my choices. Get Out was something above and beyond. A truly magnificent first showing for a director and IMO a game changer for the genre, or at least a subset of it. Can't wait for more from Jordan Peele.

On the other hand, I am currently in the midst of watching The Fast & The Furious franchise, first time for my roomies and second time through for me. These movies are best consumed through the lens of being a superhero film -- pretty people whose powers are to drive fast and be relatively indestructible. I started watching them ironically and now I just have 100% buy-in. Dumb, exciting, over the top fun, with a surprising amount of attention paid to giving the characters real emotional depth and making you care about the "family." Ride or die, indeed.

Also watched Coco on a flight last night. Deeply charming and wonderful and absolutely near the top of my Pixar list. I cried so hard I was afraid of scaring the people around me.

ETA: Oh. And Black Panther was the bomb. 'Nuff said.
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Re: The movie thread

Postby starrydreamer » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:12 pm

Prairie Bayou wrote:I watched The Beguiled. That is about it. Oh, and what a waste of acting talent.


That's disappointing. It hit HBO Go and I was thinking of watching it.
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Re: The movie thread

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:10 pm

Black Panther has broken so many records, but this is one I guess I never would have predicted. :shock:
'Black Panther' Expected To Formally Break Saudis' 35-Year Cinema Ban
The last time Saudis could walk into a commercial movie theater, buy a bucket of popcorn and settle in for a silver-screen spectacle, that film may well have been E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Or Tron, maybe — or Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan? The point is, it's been an awfully long time since Saudi Arabia's ban on public cinemas took effect in 1983 — so long, in fact, the ban is older even than the ultraconservative kingdom's crown prince, along with two-thirds of his country.
But the formal end of the ban is in sight.
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Culture and Information announced Wednesday that it has partnered with AMC to open up to 40 cinemas across the country in the next five years, with the first one set to open its doors in Riyadh on April 18. And according to multiple media outlets, that theater's very first film is one that's already well-acquainted with breaking new ground:
Black Panther.
Read more: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way ... cinema-ban
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Re: The movie thread

Postby Starine » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:32 pm

Just got back from seeing The Quiet Place. A very intelligent and intense film; it's been called horror but I think of it more as a thriller. It's gotten rave reviews from Steven King and others, and now I know why.

My advice: See it like I did, without researching the film first. It was more enjoyable not really know what the movie was about going in.
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Re: The movie thread

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:20 pm

After the reviews I've read and the beautiful photos from the film that I've seen, I'm just waiting for The Rider to make it to a local theater.
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Re: The movie thread

Postby stark » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:08 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: The movie thread

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Thu May 10, 2018 12:41 am

If you have found yourself yearning for a movie that's not a huge, loud tent-pole extravaganza, I recommend The Rider.
It's a slow, poignant story with a charismatic lead, who is basically being himself. Brady Jandreau plays a young Lakota cowboy who is trying to find his way after a rodeo injury puts his future as a rider at risk.
The cinematography is gorgeous, but it's the horses who reveal the heart of the story. The footage of Brady working with unbroken colts is damn impressive, since Jandreau actually WAS the trainer for the movie and all the training he does on camera is real.
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Re: The movie thread

Postby Ballerina » Thu May 10, 2018 1:18 am

Starine wrote:Just got back from seeing The Quiet Place. A very intelligent and intense film; it's been called horror but I think of it more as a thriller. It's gotten rave reviews from Steven King and others, and now I know why.

My advice: See it like I did, without researching the film first. It was more enjoyable not really know what the movie was about going in.


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