Let's Talk About Movies!


#210

It isn’t a bad title :stuck_out_tongue:

But you don’t remember his name or you haven’t seen much movies with him? Because if it’s the later, he is an amazing actor with amazing movies. The Last King of Scotland, Atonment, Trance, Filth, Split in non-action movies, and some very solid performances for a action movie in the X-Men and so one (welcome to the punch was a good action movie, btw, you might want to check it out).

Can I ask which ones? I’m honestly curious.

Yeah, never liked it too much either. It’s just not my kind of movie.

I’m very excited for American Assassin. My favorite kind of action movie, Action Thriller with a good story.


#211

I watched quite a few films with him, but I always got him confused with other people. Even in Split; when I saw the poster, I thought it was Tobey Maguire with a shaved head.

Sure! One of the reasons I don’t answer is because I don’t want to clutter the thread.

I liked the story, but sometimes it felt like the film was rushing it, some scenes just felt like… random scenes edited together, which granted, all films are, but it’s something that bothers me more and more in newer productions.Some of the dialogue felt a bit “same ol’, same ol’”, like “This town is yours” and “This is the dangerous game we play”, y’know, stuff we’ve heard in tons of other
films.

And… uh, there’s something really minor that I can’t get off my head: there’s a fight scene in the movie theater were Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker is being screened, and I thought that was… pretentious. Atomic Blonde keeps referencing Stalker, and I kept wondering why.

Maybe it’s a marketing ploy: Stalker just got remastered by the Criterion Collection. Maybe it’s to suggest that the director knows the film and therefore has good taste. Maybe it was present in the original graphic novel. But it just uses such a great film as background noise. And plus: why is it being screened in late 80s Socialist Germany? Stalker is from 1979, and it wasn’t a big success in the USSR in the first place.

By the way, you guys, Stalker is a really interesting film.

There’s another minor thing: James MacAvoy’s character passing for a Stasi officer with that beard. Aren’t secret police officers supposed to be clean shaven? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#212

Any recommendations from the Netflix Original movies? Whatever Happened to Monday sounds like an interesting Sci-Fi thriller and the premise of Naked sounds oddly bemusing.


#213

There’s this animated short film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, it’s called In a Heartbeat, and visually it’s gorgeous with a very affirming story. I need to watch lovely short films more often.


#214

Naked was amusing. You know I love me a good time travel movie. :slight_smile:

It’s just what it sounds like. A Wayans brothers’ version of Groundhog Day. Lots of ridiculous jokes, but kind of funny.


#215

Given how much I loved Groundhog Day I think I’ll give it a shot then, thanks!


#216

So apparently the latest nostalgia piece will be an improbable film adaptation of classic coin-muncher Rampage? Was a little surprised by this one.


#217

It’s been in the pipeline for a while. Still, I doubt it will be able to hold a candle to the Tetris trilogy we’re getting.


#218

I dunno. I’ve heard the Tetris films have a lot of great setup but then it all ends up feeling out of place.

Now that stage adaptation for Tetris, Waiting for Straight Block? That promised to be interesting, if ultimately futile.


#219

I know I need to add more context but I don’t want to spoil anything because I saw this as an ad on another video so I had no idea what it was until I got like halfway through it. Please just watch it and be amazed.

Seriously though… I’m not the only one who thinks this is completely absurd right? I mean, not the film itself, but just the fact that it actually exists… It’s like Uwe Boll, if Uwe Boll was PG 13 and had a modicum of film making competency.

If anyone still doesn’t understand what’s going on here after watching the trailer it’s a movie adaptation of the midway arcade game “Rampage” where you play one of three anthropomorphic giant animal monsters destroying cities across the world. Like the movie Battleship the licence seems utterly pointless.


#220

There is a thread for movies, if you must know. I advise you to take the discussion over there.


#221

… The sad thing is, I’m not surprised that this movie exists at all. For some reason, Hollywood thinks that we don’t want to see good movies. We all just want to see re-adapted versions of nostalgic video games/tv series, only with absolutely nothing in common with the nostalgic game/series we loved so much, with a bunch of pointless celebrity cameos and lots of explosions. That’s what makes us happy! … Wait, was that Negan? :yum:


#222

Actually, the biggest punch in the face to my childhood nostalgia I’ve seen recently is this absolute monstrosity.

… Because when I think Peter Rabbit, I think James Corden. I can’t think of anyone better to bring the whimsical magic of Beatrix Potter to life. :persevere:


#223

I’m not even angry… just… incredulous. The best explanation I can think of is that they had the rights and didn’t intend to use them. Then they realized they were going to lose them soon, so they made this just to hold on to them.


#224

Why? Because of one thing.

Hollywood is out of ideas and someone had too much money.

Er, two things!

Hollywood is out of ideas, someone had too much money and they had nothing to reboots/reimagine/remake.

Three things! Three!

Hollywood is out of ideas, someone had too much money, they had nothing to reboots/reimagine/remake and they wanted more money…

Four… Oh, forget it.

Oh yes, that one too!


It happens a lot that I see a trailer for a film and wonder ‘How? Why? Who?’ - but there it is. :no_mouth:


#225

Wait, Rampage was an arcade game? Huh didn’t know that, I always thought it’s a ps1 game. But, whatever, it The Rock, he could be in a movie about a literal rock and it’s still be good. The People’s Champion can do no wrong.


#226

They aren’t wrong. It’s what sells :woman_shrugging:

I’m not surprised some executive wanted to slap Dwayne Johnson into a monster flick and charge everyone $12 to see it. Like I already have friends clamoring to see Justice League despite the reviews, because superheroes.

I wish I could get more Denis Villeneuve films but they aren’t drawing crowds.


#227

You guys do realize that we already had Battleship, the movie, right? This makes Rampage seem deep.


#228

They’re making a Tetris film trilogy. They made a movie about emojis.

I can’t wait for a movie about the snake game, solitaire, and the space ship asteroid dodging game on my old cell phone from 2004.


#229

Oh and a Mario movie starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill :smile: