Last Movie You Saw & What Did you Think

1484951535463

Comments

  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Bad Education : This was a very competently made movie. A tad predictable, but an absolute powerhouse of a performance by Jackman. Well worth a look if you have HBO. It takes a bit of time for the ball to get rolling and an inciting incident to take place. But that time is well spent as you get to know the characters, making the eventual issues more upsetting. 

    Scream, Queen : This was a documentary based around A Nightmare on Elm Street : Part 2. It has been renowned as being a very homoerotic movie. I saw the film this doc is based on back when I was 16, and it was pretty obvious back then too. The real story here is how the the main character is actually gay and when it came out in the 80s, there was the AIDS epidemic and gay-phobia/hate that was surfacing. Due to this, his career pretty much was a lost cause after the film came out. The documentary was amazing. I loved it and can't recommend it enough to people that are interested in documentaries, social issues, and/or horror. The only place I found it was for rent or purchase in the usual places. 
  • fidoz said:
    The Money Pit (1986)

    2/10

    My wife and I decided to check this one out because we both love Tom Hanks, especially in the burbs and this is from that era, and she really loves Shelley Long because of Troop Beverly Hills and Cheers. We knew that it was about a couple that purchases a seemingly beautiful and yet crumbling mansion. What we didn’t expect was a story of a woman who doesn’t want to cheat on her new boyfriend with her ex husband but keeps putting herself in situations where she will be tempted to do so. And in the end, she is told that when she got too drunk, she did in fact cheat, Tom hanks asks her if she did, she denies it, then out of guilt confesses and proceeds to get mad at him for being mad with her for cheating. And how does it all get resolved: well, her ex husband reveals he lied about them sleeping together but she doesn’t tell Tom hanks this, instead letting him continue to believe she cheated. She won’t even consider letting him off the hook until he tells her he’s okay with her cheating. SMFH ugggghhhhhhh

    There’s also a couple of scenes with a group of, I guess, transvestites who are basically just gross fat hairy men wearing women’s clothes... that’s supposed to be funny. 

    If you’ve seen it, maybe closer to when it was released, what did you think? Is it just a case of our current culture being in complete contrast with this film’s?
    I saw it when it first came out and have seen it several times since. Watched a couple weeks ago because I needed something comforting. The Tom Hanks comedy still makes me laugh. The love story plot was never strong. However, Hanks getting stuck in the floor still kills me. 

    This was one my favorite movies as a teen.  I watched it recently and was horrified at so much of it.  Times have changed for sure.  But as @fidoz commented, Tom Hanks stuck in the floor is still hilarious. 

    Re watched Tom Hanks' Big  to see how it fared.  A little bit better, but still has some plot that would not work.  Tom Hanks eating a baby corn is still one of the funniest things ever.


  • fidozfidoz Houston
    edited April 27
    Fitzcarraldo - This is a 1982 Werner Herzog film about the determination and inventive nature of man. Set in the Peruvian rain forest a business man (Fitzgerald) must transport a ship across a mountain in order to make enough money to accomplish his dream of building an opera house. It's a wonderful film. You can almost see the filmmakers struggles of making the film in the main characters own tribulations. I do wish there was a version of this movie where Jason Robards didn't have to drop out because of sickness.

    Amazon Prime
    ken hale
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    Laggies - I probably liked this movie way more than I should have but I'm a sucker for Keira Knightly, Sam Rockwell and Kaitlyn Dever. Then again I only gave it 3 out of 5 stars. Anyway, It's a pretty good romantic comedy that touches on the issues a slacker like myself deals with. 

    Netflix
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    Alright @fidoz , now you're just making movies up.
    fidozChinaskiNoelHatorian
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    Freddy said:
    Alright @fidoz , now you're just making movies up.
    I just put a poll up on The Big Picture Facebook group asking what movie I should watch for my 200th movie of this year. I should hit that milestone on Wednesday. I'll throw the options up on here too. I haven't seen any of these movies. 

    1. Seven Samurai
    2. Chunking Express
    3. Miller's Crossing
    4. Citizen Kane
    5. Vertigo
    bizmarkiefaderChinaskiNoel
  • bizmarkiefaderbizmarkiefader San Francisco
    edited April 28
    I saw Seven Samurai as a little shit teenager who hated "old" movies and it completely blew me away. Not exactly breaking news but Kurosawa is on another level. Ran is another masterpiece.  
    CapeGabeChinaski
  • edited April 28
    I saw Seven Samurai as a little shit teenager who hated "old" movies and it completely blew me away. Not exactly breaking news but Kurosawa is on another level. Ran is another masterpiece.  
    I’ve been rewatching a bunch of the Kurosawa/Mifune movies recently, and it’s a shame how much the constant poaching of the concept and structure of that movie by countless things since has sorta dampened my enjoyment of it. Still love it obviously, but through no fault of its own, Seven Samurai has slid passed things like Throne of Blood and maybe even Yojimbo and Sanjuro on my personal list (as far as their samurai collaborations go, at least).
    bizmarkiefader
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    Outside In - Stars Jay Duplass, Edie Falco and Kaitlyn Dever. Duplass plays an ex-con who just got out of prison on a 20 year stretch for murder. Edie Falco is his former high school teacher who helped get him released and formed a close bond with him over the years. Kaitlyn Dever is Falco's high school age daughter who befriends Duplass as he tries to adjust to life on the outside. There's quite a bit of DNA from Rectify in the movie but not nearly as heavy. 

    I didn't know I was a huge fan of Lynn Shelton until I watched two of her movies in a row then decided to look at her IMDB and realized she's directed some of my favorite episodes of television over the past decade. 

    Netflix
  • fidoz said:
    Freddy said:
    Alright @fidoz , now you're just making movies up.
    I just put a poll up on The Big Picture Facebook group asking what movie I should watch for my 200th movie of this year. I should hit that milestone on Wednesday. I'll throw the options up on here too. I haven't seen any of these movies. 

    1. Seven Samurai
    2. Chunking Express
    3. Miller's Crossing
    4. Citizen Kane
    5. Vertigo
    Oooh, I’ve seen all but chunking, and even though three of those are required viewing for any film nerd, I’m actually gonna say Miller’s Crossing. 

    I saw this one about two years ago around my watching of Fargo season 2, and I was pleasantly surprised. It had excellent performances, the surmounting dread throughout was palpable, and the cinematography is delectable, dripping with natural lighting. I especially loved John Tuturro’s performance and I do believe this is Gabriel Byrne’s best performance. Plus it has some very iconic scenes, including the one from the poster. 

    Check it out and have fun with it!  
    fidoz
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    edited April 28
    fidoz said:
    Freddy said:
    Alright @fidoz , now you're just making movies up.
    I just put a poll up on The Big Picture Facebook group asking what movie I should watch for my 200th movie of this year. I should hit that milestone on Wednesday. I'll throw the options up on here too. I haven't seen any of these movies. 

    1. Seven Samurai
    2. Chunking Express
    3. Miller's Crossing
    4. Citizen Kane
    5. Vertigo
    Seven Samurai for sure. If for nothing else than to start picking up on Akira Kurosawa's influence on other films.

    CapeGabebizmarkiefader
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    Darjeeling Limited.  I got pulled into it this weekend while channel surfing and couldn't change away.  Love that movie.  1) It's Wes Anderson af. (2) I've always romanticized a self journey trip to India so that movie just looks amazing (3) the way it's shot in kind of a Beatles "Help" sort of way.

    -Uf the part when Adrien Brody's character says "I didn't save mine."

    -Also God is real. She is a woman. And her name is Anjelica Huston.

    -And finally Jason Schwartzman always cracks me up man.  I love that part where the angry driver gets out of the car and Jason's character says something like "What do you want?!" and the big angry driver says "Are you kidding me?" and Jason's guy is like "FUCK NO!"  Makes me laugh every time.  

    johnnytruantDashEngine
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    Gates of Heaven - Fantastic 1978 documentary about a pet cemetery in California. This was Errol Morris' first feature and Werner Herzog made a bet with him that if he ever got this movie on this subject matter show at a public theater, he'd eat the shoe he was wearing. Well Morris did get the movie made and shown in theaters and there is another documentary called Werner Herzog Eat His Shoe where Herzog does exactly that, cooks and eats his shoe. 

    Criterion Channel
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    Miller's Crossing - Well it looked like Miller's Crossing was going to come in a distant 5th in my poll so I decided to just jump ahead and watch it. Plus, embarrassingly, I've owned the movie for about five years. I just never pushed play on it. Boy was that a mistake. Miller's Crossing is an incredible movie. The Coen's prove once again they are the most nimble directors on the planet. Coming off a classic comedy in Raising Arizona, they produce a classic noir film that embodies all the twists and turns the genre demands. Gabriel Byrne plays the cool lead to perfection. He never gets too high or too low. Even in the most dire situations, you feel like he has everything under his thumb. 
    FreddyChinaskiWalnut FreyDashEngine
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Man that reminds me I need to rewatch Miller's Crossing. It's been too long. It isn't my favorite of the Coen Bros. stuff, but I do love it. 
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    fidoz said:
    Miller's Crossing - Well it looked like Miller's Crossing was going to come in a distant 5th in my poll so I decided to just jump ahead and watch it. Plus, embarrassingly, I've owned the movie for about five years. I just never pushed play on it. Boy was that a mistake. Miller's Crossing is an incredible movie. The Coen's prove once again they are the most nimble directors on the planet. Coming off a classic comedy in Raising Arizona, they produce a classic noir film that embodies all the twists and turns the genre demands. Gabriel Byrne plays the cool lead to perfection. He never gets too high or too low. Even in the most dire situations, you feel like he has everything under his thumb. 
    My favourite Coen brothers movie, maybe my favourite movie, period. It’s just perfect. 
    Freddy
  • fidoz said:
    Miller's Crossing - Well it looked like Miller's Crossing was going to come in a distant 5th in my poll so I decided to just jump ahead and watch it. Plus, embarrassingly, I've owned the movie for about five years. I just never pushed play on it. Boy was that a mistake. Miller's Crossing is an incredible movie. The Coen's prove once again they are the most nimble directors on the planet. Coming off a classic comedy in Raising Arizona, they produce a classic noir film that embodies all the twists and turns the genre demands. Gabriel Byrne plays the cool lead to perfection. He never gets too high or too low. Even in the most dire situations, you feel like he has everything under his thumb. 
    Probably their best...? 

    I’d have to think about this one pretty hard. This is like trying to figure out PTA’s best movie.
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    It did make me realize they are my favorite directors of all time. Even though I think PTA should have won the oscar for There Will Be Blood.
  • I really didn’t think something could compete with my love for Fargo or No country for old men, but miller’s crossing is definitely one of the most underrated movies I’ve ever seen from a prolific director(s). 
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    some good Coen and Miller's discussions (that are closed) before my time here at BM. i'm never opposed to a good throwback BM thread!


  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Chinaski said:
    some good Coen and Miller's discussions (that are closed) before my time here at BM. i'm never opposed to a good throwback BM thread!


    Clearly I ramble on about Miller’s Crossing A LOT. 
    Chinaski
  • fidoz said:
    It did make me realize they are my favorite directors of all time. Even though I think PTA should have won the oscar for There Will Be Blood.
    Definitely should have won for that, and I cant think of a reason why he shouldn’t have been nominated for Phantom Thread either. I fucking love that movie. 
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    Dee said:
    fidoz said:
    Miller's Crossing - Well it looked like Miller's Crossing was going to come in a distant 5th in my poll so I decided to just jump ahead and watch it. Plus, embarrassingly, I've owned the movie for about five years. I just never pushed play on it. Boy was that a mistake. Miller's Crossing is an incredible movie. The Coen's prove once again they are the most nimble directors on the planet. Coming off a classic comedy in Raising Arizona, they produce a classic noir film that embodies all the twists and turns the genre demands. Gabriel Byrne plays the cool lead to perfection. He never gets too high or too low. Even in the most dire situations, you feel like he has everything under his thumb. 
    My favourite Coen brothers movie, maybe my favourite movie, period. It’s just perfect. 
    Now this is a surprise. I never would have guessed.
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @Freddy It’s really The Wedding Singer. Don’t tell anyone. I have to look cool. 
    NoelChinaski
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    Animal People - This is a very powerful documentary about an animal rights group in the early 00's that took on animal testing labs and ended up being labeled terrorists by big business and the United States. 

    It's one of those docs that makes you question how you feel about a subject like animal testing. It breaks my heart to see what those animals are put through but I can't fully condone the methods used by the activists either.

    Netflix
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    Dee said:
    @Freddy It’s really The Wedding Singer. Don’t tell anyone. I have to look cool. 
    THEY WERE CONES!
    DeeFreddy
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    Leave No Trace - This is a story about a Iraq war vet father and his daughter who have been living off the grid in the deep woods of Oregon. After being discovered they are sent on a difficult journey of trying to resolve where they fit in society and how their increasingly opposing desires can coexist. 

    Thomasin McKenzie (JoJo Rabbit) is quickly becoming one of my favorite young actresses. Ben Foster seems to be settling into his niche as a early middle age actor and making really good role choices.

    Amazon Prime
    ken hale
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    fidoz said:
    Leave No Trace - This is a story about a Iraq war vet father and his daughter who have been living off the grid in the deep woods of Oregon. After being discovered they are sent on a difficult journey of trying to resolve where they fit in society and how their increasingly opposing desires can coexist. 

    Thomasin McKenzie (JoJo Rabbit) is quickly becoming one of my favorite young actresses. Ben Foster seems to be settling into his niche as a early middle age actor and making really good role choices.

    Amazon Prime
    God, that is a fantastic movie. The ending hit me in the gut. It is just amazing. Everyone should give this one a look. Saying I was a different person by the end may be a bit of hyperbole, but it was close. 
    fidoz
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    Frances Ferguson - It's a dry comedy. It's meh. When I saw the names Nick Offerman, Martin Starr and David Krumholtz on the cast list I was hoping for something much better. 

    Amazon Prime
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    fidoz said:
    Leave No Trace - This is a story about a Iraq war vet father and his daughter who have been living off the grid in the deep woods of Oregon. After being discovered they are sent on a difficult journey of trying to resolve where they fit in society and how their increasingly opposing desires can coexist. 

    Thomasin McKenzie (JoJo Rabbit) is quickly becoming one of my favorite young actresses. Ben Foster seems to be settling into his niche as a early middle age actor and making really good role choices.

    Amazon Prime
    God, that is a fantastic movie. The ending hit me in the gut. It is just amazing. Everyone should give this one a look. Saying I was a different person by the end may be a bit of hyperbole, but it was close. 
    It does a great job of commenting on our Iraq/Afghanistan war vets too without being in your face or preachy about it. 
Sign In or Register to comment.