Last Movie You Saw & What Did you Think

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  • Paris is Burning (1990) - Documentary that chronicles the ball culture of 1980’s New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. 

    This is a fantastic documentary about a truly unique subculture that presents the dreams, excitement, glory, and often tragic reality of the alienated minorities who find inclusion and family in the ballroom scene. 

    For fans of Pose (2018 FX)
    Giovanni
  • Dee said:
    Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (2012) A documentary following the acclaimed photographer on the construction of his collection Beneath the Roses and the behind-the-scenes explanation from Crewdson himself of his thought process and vision for his pieces.

    Crewdson’s photographs have as much compositional direction, set dressing, and pre- and post-production as any film. He creates captivating, melancholy, and often haunting scenes of forgotten suburbia. His work was highly influential on the visual style of It Follows (2014).

    So, @DashEngine I finally got around to watching this and it was super interesting. I don’t know anything about photography (I just like looking at the pictures) and I had no idea he wasn’t just out there snapping away with a camera and then tweaking the lighting after. The amount of people he has working with him is astounding. He’s really more of a director than a photographer. 

    I had always thought his work looked a bit Blue Velvet-ish, so it fell into place when he talked about that as an influence. 

    I wish I could own one of his prints, but they’re sooooo expensive (I’ve looked over the years). 
    I’m glad you enjoyed it. I will be watching Blue Velvet for the first time in the near future. It will be my first real experience with David Lynch (I don’t think Dune counts).
    Dee
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    I watched:

    Color Out of Space: Solid, very Lovecraftian horror. Not the best thing I've seen, but some gorgeous, yet horrific visuals. And it is always fun seeing Nic Cage go from relatively normal to crazy. Because you know he is dying to do crazy just right from the beginning. 

    Jojo Rabbit: Man, one of the best movies I have seen in quite a while. The perfect ending to a movie that I was wondering how it could possibly end in a satisfying way. I know this won't be for everyone based on the subject matter. But it has a boat-load of heart and hope, in a movie that is surrounded by despair and horror. 
    cdrivekingbee67
  • kingbee67kingbee67 Los Angeles Ca.
    edited August 18
    Ong Bak the Muay Thai martial arts movie. Weak story lots of kick ass. Great ending. My kind of action movie. It’s subtitled but you don’t really need any sound but the mashing of elbows and knees in to people skulls. If you like old Kung fu movies this is a great throwback. I’m not one for the operatic epics that have been made in China the last couple decades. With movies like The Raid and this we get the low budget vibe of the films I watched as a teen. I loved the comic relief characters also, although the story wasn’t much I think the actors did a good job of selling the non action scenes. This one goes on my all time list.
    bizmarkiefader
  • bizmarkiefaderbizmarkiefader San Francisco
    @kingbee67 Ong Bak is one of my favorite martial arts movies and changed my expectations for what action movies could be when I was younger. I remember seeing this movie in high school and it would consistently blow my mind how Tony Jaa pretty much just does everything in this movie without stuntmen or any kind of wiring and how many people he put in the hospital making it (sucks to be the dude in the helmet at the end).

    I wish I liked the sequels and The Protector series a lot more, though there is a scene where he throws an elephant if I remember right. They're a lot more spiritual which is fine but it wasn't really what I was expecting after the first one being a straightforward action movie. If I remember right at some point during filming for Ong Bak 3, Tony Jaa wandered off into the jungle and they had to halt shooting to let him deal with whatever he was dealing with. The only thing I've seen him in lately was Triple Threat on Netflix (that also has Iko Uwais and Tiger Chen) which is not a good movie or nearly as impressive as his other work but it's not the worst way to spend an afternoon.

    Since you mentioned The Raid I'm sure you've seen The Raid 2. I watched both of them again last week and thinking about it both of them might be perfect action movies but in totally different ways. The Raid might be one of the purest action movies ever, just one extended fight scene in one location while The Raid 2 is a sprawling, brutal gangster epic.
    kingbee67
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Harley Quinn / Birds of Prey / The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn : Man, this was just so fun. It knows exactly what it is going for and just goes. Some of the "Birds" get short shrift. I would always like to see more Mary Elizabeth Winstead. And they totally left things open for a sequel, it is a bummer this thing didn't do better and that is looking more and more unlikely. Definitely the most fun I have had in the DCEU since Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. It is on HBO

    Tread : I heard about this one on /Filmcast. It is a documentary about a guy who finally has had it with his small town and uses his own skills to take on a small town for every slight he perceives that they have sent his way. Much of it is told by other town members to give background on the situation. Others are through audio tapes he made as he descends into his anger and rage. God, this was a quick 80-minute movie. And just when you get exhausted of the slow pace, they hit the gas, and things barrel forward in an aggressive and horrifying way. It is on Netflix and I can't recommend it enough. 
  • Tag (2018)

    lighthearted movie that has some genuinely funny moments but nothing special. The first half is much better than the second. 

    Isla Fisher is awesome. She makes everything she’s in better. Her wedding crashers scenes are some of the best parts of that movie. 
    Freddyawookiee
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Sing Street

    I watched it a couple of years ago and found it delightful. It’s still delightful, and the original music is actually really good - very catchy songs performed by a group of unknown kids with loads of charm. The older brother character was a little anachronistic, but the actor playing him was really good and there were interesting hints at his own backstory that gave him some gravitas. I feel like this is a movie I could watch and enjoy every three or four years. 

    Also, Littlefinger! 
  • bizmarkiefaderbizmarkiefader San Francisco
    Wonder Woman (2017)

    This movie was really boring
    hisdudeness915
  • Gal Gadot is worth every penny though. She’s probably the hottest actress in Hollywood right now
    awookiee
  • Harley Quinn / Birds of Prey / The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn : Man, this was just so fun. It knows exactly what it is going for and just goes. Some of the "Birds" get short shrift. I would always like to see more Mary Elizabeth Winstead. And they totally left things open for a sequel, it is a bummer this thing didn't do better and that is looking more and more unlikely. Definitely the most fun I have had in the DCEU since Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. It is on HBO

    Tread : I heard about this one on /Filmcast. It is a documentary about a guy who finally has had it with his small town and uses his own skills to take on a small town for every slight he perceives that they have sent his way. Much of it is told by other town members to give background on the situation. Others are through audio tapes he made as he descends into his anger and rage. God, this was a quick 80-minute movie. And just when you get exhausted of the slow pace, they hit the gas, and things barrel forward in an aggressive and horrifying way. It is on Netflix and I can't recommend it enough. 
    Couldn't agree more about Birds of Prey. I saw it in theaters and thought it was just an absolutely ridiculous over the top fun movie. They leaned so far into that side of Harley Quinn and I think they absolutely nailed it. I'll be curious to see how the reboot of Suicide Squad goes. 
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    awookiee said:
    Harley Quinn / Birds of Prey / The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn : Man, this was just so fun. It knows exactly what it is going for and just goes. Some of the "Birds" get short shrift. I would always like to see more Mary Elizabeth Winstead. And they totally left things open for a sequel, it is a bummer this thing didn't do better and that is looking more and more unlikely. Definitely the most fun I have had in the DCEU since Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. It is on HBO

    Tread : I heard about this one on /Filmcast. It is a documentary about a guy who finally has had it with his small town and uses his own skills to take on a small town for every slight he perceives that they have sent his way. Much of it is told by other town members to give background on the situation. Others are through audio tapes he made as he descends into his anger and rage. God, this was a quick 80-minute movie. And just when you get exhausted of the slow pace, they hit the gas, and things barrel forward in an aggressive and horrifying way. It is on Netflix and I can't recommend it enough. 
    Couldn't agree more about Birds of Prey. I saw it in theaters and thought it was just an absolutely ridiculous over the top fun movie. They leaned so far into that side of Harley Quinn and I think they absolutely nailed it. I'll be curious to see how the reboot of Suicide Squad goes. 
    Based on what I saw from DC's FanDome (don't shoot the messenger, I didn't name it that), it looks absolutely bananas. And definitely in the vein of what I would want from a Suicide Squad movie. A (mostly) no-name, F-list villains. The tone is right with what I would want for that type of movie and James Gunn seems like the guy that knows that and will bring it. The cast is huge and dynamic, the characters are ridiculous, and the director is competent and knows what sandbox he is playing in. I am pumped for it. Outside of The Batman, really the only DC movies I am looking forward to at the moment. 
    awookiee
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    Birds of Prey was one of the last movies i saw in the theater and was pleasantly surprised it wasn't bad (guess i didn't have many expectations). i kinda saw it like DC's Deadpool. the star of the movie was that breakfast sandwich imo haha.
    awookiee
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    I watched this today. It's streaming on Hulu. I think a lot of you would like it.
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @fidoz I was literally wondering where you were this morning when I realised you hadn’t been in this thread for a while! I shall call off the search party. 
    fidoz
  • bizmarkiefaderbizmarkiefader San Francisco
    Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

    I wanted to watch these with the new one coming out cause I'd never seen them and this movie rules. It's so earnest and positive, there isn't a cynical bone in this movie's body and it's exactly what I needed right now. Keanu is a national treasure
    Hatorian
  • Watched Class Action Park. Man. Some of the stuff in there is just frightening as hell
    Freddycdrive
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Hatorian said:
    Watched Class Action Park. Man. Some of the stuff in there is just frightening as hell
    Has that been released? I just checked out HBO Max last night, and only the trailer had been put up. I can't wait to see it. 
    Freddy
  • I watched Pans Labyrinth in 4k over the weekend for the 1st time. What a wild movie, visually it was outstanding and definitely has that Guillermo del Toro feel to it.

    Also watched Mayhem staring Steven Yeun (Glen from Walking Dead) and Samara Weaving. This was a ridiculously fun and crazy movie. Steven Yeun was very good but the clear cut standout was definitely Samara Weaving. Here's the IMDB summary...

    Mayhem tells the story of a virus that infects a corporate law office on the day attorney Derek Cho (Yeun) is framed by a co-worker and wrongfully fired. The infection is capable of making people act out their wildest impulses. Trapped in the quarantined building, our hero is forced to savagely fight tooth and nail for not only his job but his life.

    Also furthering my journey on watching Emmy nominated Limited Series this year I watched Bad Education which was fantastic. Under 2 hour based on a true story movie made for TV staring High Jackman about a scandal/embezzlement of school funds. 

  • bizmarkiefaderbizmarkiefader San Francisco
    Hatorian said:
    Watched Class Action Park. Man. Some of the stuff in there is just frightening as hell
    Has that been released? I just checked out HBO Max last night, and only the trailer had been put up. I can't wait to see it. 

    We watched it over the weekend. I had to go to Movies -> Documentaries and find it in the full alphabetized list, I didn't see it in any of the spotlights.

    I liked it a lot. Having watched the Defunctland on Action Park I knew a lot of the main controversies but the interviews and first hand stories were hilarious, especially Chris Gethard.
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    awookiee said:
    I watched Pans Labyrinth in 4k over the weekend for the 1st time. What a wild movie, visually it was outstanding and definitely has that Guillermo del Toro feel to it.

    Also furthering my journey on watching Emmy nominated Limited Series this year I watched Bad Education which was fantastic. Under 2 hour based on a true story movie made for TV staring High Jackman about a scandal/embezzlement of school funds. 

    Man, I keep meaning to watch Pan's Labyrinth again. It is such a gorgeous movie. del Toro is such an amazing storyteller when he dips into this sort of thing. The style reminds me of something Burton would do, but tells an adult fairy tale. 

    Bad Education is great as well. Jackman is fantastic. This sort of thing probably happens MUCH more than anyone is willing to admit. It was the perfect Sunday-afternoon kind of watch. Despite everything that has happened, it is heart wrenching to watch what happens with Jackman's character. 
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Over the weekend I watched 1BR . It is a 90-minute horror flick on Netflix. You can pretty much make out what the movie is about just by reading the synopsis, so I won't say much. It is fairly well executed, but not great. There are worse ways to spend an evening if you are a horror-dweeb like me.
  • edited August 31
    awookiee said:
    I watched Pans Labyrinth in 4k over the weekend for the 1st time. What a wild movie, visually it was outstanding and definitely has that Guillermo del Toro feel to it.

    Also furthering my journey on watching Emmy nominated Limited Series this year I watched Bad Education which was fantastic. Under 2 hour based on a true story movie made for TV staring High Jackman about a scandal/embezzlement of school funds. 

    Man, I keep meaning to watch Pan's Labyrinth again. It is such a gorgeous movie. del Toro is such an amazing storyteller when he dips into this sort of thing. The style reminds me of something Burton would do, but tells an adult fairy tale. 

    Bad Education is great as well. Jackman is fantastic. This sort of thing probably happens MUCH more than anyone is willing to admit. It was the perfect Sunday-afternoon kind of watch. Despite everything that has happened, it is heart wrenching to watch what happens with Jackman's character. 
    Agreed on both accounts. del Toro is an absolute genius at times and can make some damn fine films. 

    Jackman played that role extremely well and yeah it's extremely heart wrenching to see the path his trajectory takes.

    I figured he was in on it too given the nature of the movie and being based on a true story but he is such a likeable person for pretty much the entirety of the movie. What kind of superintendent sits down with the random girl writing a puff piece for the school newspaper and gives an inspirational talk like that. Plus he just genuinely cares about everybody he interacts with. 

  • wasiwasi Melbourne, AU
    Rear Window.

    Have never seen, was great.  Didn't realise how stunning Grace Kelly was..

    You guys should do a podcast on int!
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    I was going to eventually post this but a few weekends back I was casually background watching The Green Lantern while chilling on my phone.  That movie is breathtakingly terrible.  
    awookiee
  • Hatorian said:
    Watched Class Action Park. Man. Some of the stuff in there is just frightening as hell
    Has that been released? I just checked out HBO Max last night, and only the trailer had been put up. I can't wait to see it. 
    Yea it took a lot of looking which is weird as it should have been promoted better.
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    Hatorian said:
    Watched Class Action Park. Man. Some of the stuff in there is just frightening as hell
    That fuck shack...
    cdrive
  • bizmarkiefaderbizmarkiefader San Francisco
    Freddy said:
    Hatorian said:
    Watched Class Action Park. Man. Some of the stuff in there is just frightening as hell
    That fuck shack...

    I feel like they really skimmed over the whole "oh also everyone was drunk all the time" part
  • edited September 1
    Reactivated A list and gave a theater a shot for Tenet. Being one of four or five people in a Dolby for something like this movie was bizarre to say the least. 

    I found the movie to be visually stunning and an incredible score by Ludwig Goransson. I think it’s easily Nolan’s most complex and hardest to follow, but that could have been partially due to sound mixing , it seemed as if voice was intentionally obscured through accents or music, which I found a little annoying. It will be good to watch with subtitles when available VOD.  Editing may have also been a weak point on first viewing. The cuts in some cases were just ... odd. 

    I also don’t really know if the premise of the film “inversion” holds up to scrutiny. My gut is you just have to accept it and roll with it, but additional viewings may address concerns I have with it (or simply wasn’t able to follow it).  It’s inherently less relateable than Inception since Inception allowed viewers to rely on their familiarity with dreams while this film relies on tech that verges on fantasy. 
  • edited September 2
    fidoz said:
    The Little Hours -  Garfagnana, Italy, 1347. The handsome servant Masseto, fleeing from his vindictive master, takes shelter in a nunnery where three young nuns, Sister Alessandra, Sister Ginevra and Sister Fernanda, try unsuccessfully to find out what their purpose in life is, a conundrum that each of them faces in different ways…

    Director Jeff Baene has honed his skill of taking large casts of very funny people and making them not funny at all. It takes a special person to make a movie with John C. Reilly, Aubrey Plaza, Allison Brie, Nick Offerman, Molly Shannon, Kete Micucci and Fred Armisan this bland. 

    Netflix
    I watched about five minutes of this after seeing the cast, and yeah it's complete dogshit.  Aubrey Plaza's anachronistic dialog is the only thing I remember, and I hated it.  That's a hilarious takedown of the director.  I don't know what else he's made, but I'm gonna say he deserves the criticism.
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