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Post by brian » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:56 am

Won't watch it. Fuck Mel Gibson.

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Post by Pruitt » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:21 am

brian wrote:
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Won't watch it. Fuck Mel Gibson.
Seconded.

Movie types are such raving hypocrites.

Kevin Hart had a tweet that was offensive and loses the Academy Awards gig.

Mel Gibson abuses his wife, goes on racist tirades and supports a traditionalist sect of Catholicism... yet here he is.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:35 pm

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Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:21 am
brian wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:56 am
Won't watch it. Fuck Mel Gibson.
Seconded.

Movie types are such raving hypocrites.

Kevin Hart had a tweet that was offensive and loses the Academy Awards gig.

Mel Gibson abuses his wife, goes on racist tirades and supports a traditionalist sect of Catholicism... yet here he is.
Basically, it's just waiting long enough for enough of the complaints about him to die down before it's okay to cast him in something again. He went six years with nothing, then some straight-to-DVD and smaller stuff. When there's no blowback, major studios deem it acceptable to cast him in smaller roles ("Expendables 3", "Daddy's Home 2") and eventually, everyone "forgets".
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Post by Pruitt » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:12 pm

Just watched Paper Moon, oddly, for the first time.

It is excellent. Highly recommended.
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Post by brian » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:14 pm

Just re-watched Inside Llewyn Davis. Great flick.

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Post by A_B » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:35 pm

brian wrote:
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Just re-watched Inside Llewyn Davis. Great flick.
I need to watch that
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Post by sancarlos » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:12 pm

FWIW im a big fan of both Inside Llewelyn Davis and Paper Moon.

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Hunt For The Wilderpeople (on Netflix) is absolutely fantastic.

I think it's the best movie I've seen all year.
Currently on Netflix and really really great.
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Post by brian » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:11 pm

I don't have a dog in the fight about the pissing contest about Chris Pratt on Twitter, but this is relevant.


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Post by rass » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:26 pm

Gonna go rewatch the first Borat movie for the first time since seeing in the theater.

Gonna watch the new one tomorrow night, drunk as hell but no throwing up.
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Post by Pruitt » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:28 pm

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Gonna go rewatch the first Borat movie for the first time since seeing in the theater.

Gonna watch the new one tomorrow night, drunk as hell but no throwing up.
Won't spoil any of it, but it's been a long, long time since I laughed so hard I could not breathe.

Happened twice in the new Borat.
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Not really a spoiler, but the actress who plays his daughter is absolutely amazingly funny.
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Post by rass » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:10 am

Hate when I read my posts in the am and realize I was drunker than I thought the night before.

The first Borat held up pretty good. The naked wrestling scene, which killed when I saw in the theater perhaps just due to collective shock, couldn’t live up to the initial experience but I had forgotten the rodeo and dinner party scenes. Excited for tonight.

I also stayed up and watched the most recent Terminator movie after that. Extremely low bar, but definitely the best of the post-T2 films, I think. Actors were all good, the overall story fine, some good fight scenes, but the execution and plot convulsions to move from piece to piece were off. It was like “we gotta have a cool mid-air plane fight, I don’t care how it happens!”
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Post by The Sybian » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:58 am

Pruitt wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:28 pm
rass wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:26 pm
Gonna go rewatch the first Borat movie for the first time since seeing in the theater.

Gonna watch the new one tomorrow night, drunk as hell but no throwing up.
Won't spoil any of it, but it's been a long, long time since I laughed so hard I could not breathe.

Happened twice in the new Borat.
[+] spoiler
Not really a spoiler, but the actress who plays his daughter is absolutely amazingly funny.
Watched Borat last night. Just go into it realizing they are trying to cobble a plot around whatever prank videos they can scrape up. There were a lot of laughs, and I am astounded that he was able to get inside CPAC for Mike Pence's speech and get Rudy to fiddle his chram on camera. The actress was tremendous. She held her own with Borat, and was as good as he is at playing people to get reactions. Amazing. Also funny to see the scene where he got onstage singing bluegrass music at a Trump festival. Had seen news clips of it, had no idea at the time he was filming a movie, just thought he was pulling a one-off stunt. He somehow got the organizer to book him as the headline act. Crazy.
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Post by Pruitt » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:55 am

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The father-daughter dance at the debutante ball damn near killed me.
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Post by Pruitt » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:58 pm

On The Rocks with Bill Murray and Rashida Jones is alright for a night when you have to watch TV with the wife.

But really, not very good.
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Post by A_B » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:59 pm

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On The Rocks with Bill Murray and Rashida Jones is alright for a night when you have to watch TV with the wife.
This is literally every night for me. Do you people hate your wives?
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Post by The Sybian » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:17 pm

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The father-daughter dance at the debutante ball damn near killed me.
Yep, that had me howling. The look on one of the girls faces as her father laughed put it over the top.
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Post by Pruitt » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:30 am

A_B wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Pruitt wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:58 pm
On The Rocks with Bill Murray and Rashida Jones is alright for a night when you have to watch TV with the wife.
This is literally every night for me. Do you people hate your wives?
Love my wife.

Hate her taste in television. She and my daughter are on the same wavelength, so they bond regularly.
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Post by rass » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:34 am

I agree that the scene in Borat 2 that Pruitt hid was the show stopper. The guys he quarantined with had to be actors, right?

On the Rudy scene. It really did look like a tuck, but who lays back to tuck, and he retired to the bedroom to have drinks with her!

Watched a couple of other movies earlier in the day, both on Netflix. Vampires vs The Bronx was a worthy enough addition to the “kids fight monsters on their own because no adults believe them” genre. Very much set in the modern day but with that recognizable spirit, and pretty fun.

We also watched Over the Moon. Beautiful animation, well performed songs if no earworms, and a character that couldn’t be a more blatant knockoff of Olaf from Frozen. There is an actual gut punch when the credits roll, though. The film is dedicated to the memory of “Audrey Wells” and then a couple of seconds later we see that she was the screenwriter. She died of cancer during production, leaving behind her husband and daughter. Given the plot of the movie, that was pretty devastating to learn.
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Post by A_B » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:15 am

Watched "The Dead Don't Die" on HBO. It was not very good.
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Post by brian » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:04 pm

RZA is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai for the next two weeks and this is where I tell you if you have not seen it, you need to rectify that post-haste. One of the best movies of the 21st century, arguably the highlight of Forest Whitaker's career (which is saying something) and a note-perfect score by the RZA.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:18 pm

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Watched "The Dead Don't Die" on HBO. It was not very good.
100% agree

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:25 pm

Watching "A Most Beautiful Thing". Falls into the low $ sports documentary genre I keep getting recommended on Amazon Prime (Problem with their algorithm is the same issue I have with Pandora....biases to stuff I have watched/listened to way too heavily...need to throw in some variety now and then).

Anyway this is about kids from the rough rough part of Chicago getting pulled into rowing back in 1998. They interviews were done ~20 years after, which allows them to look back. Super compelling.

Also watched Tour De Pharmacy (Andy Samberg) right before starting it. Pretty good short movie...with really good casting.

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Post by Giff » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:32 pm

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RZA is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai for the next two weeks and this is where I tell you if you have not seen it, you need to rectify that post-haste. One of the best movies of the 21st century, arguably the highlight of Forest Whitaker's career (which is saying something) and a note-perfect score by the RZA.
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Post by A_B » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:34 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:18 pm
A_B wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:15 am
Watched "The Dead Don't Die" on HBO. It was not very good.
100% agree
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it was a whole lot better before the zombies showed up. And I think they realized it kind of sucked then tried to get all meta and shit.
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Post by sancarlos » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:28 pm

So, Silver Linings Playbook wasn't it?
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Post by mister d » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:34 pm

I think it’s because South Philly has a lot of great character and there’s a blue collar work ethic and grit. I think a lot of people have chips on their shoulders and I think that breeds people that want to express themselves in different ways.

This would seem to imply its a doc about ethnic white fans.
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Post by A_B » Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:01 pm

Temple of doom Kate capshaw can get it. And I thought that when it came out.

Eta: holy shit I was seven. Obviously not a movie remember in theatrical release. Memories be fucked y’all.
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Post by L-Jam3 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:31 am

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Temple of doom Kate capshaw can get it. And I thought that when it came out.

Eta: holy shit I was seven. Obviously not a movie remember in theatrical release. Memories be fucked y’all.
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Post by A_B » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:22 pm

Watching the first mad max. I’m not going to bother with spoiler tags for a forty year old movie.

First off I do not remember this at all despite thinking I had watched it.

Second there’s a scene where the bad gang is destroying a vehicle. They have already taken an axe to the engine and shit then they cut to a shot of a guy slashing tires. Overkill?


Also they killed the people in the car? Seems like the car would have been a nice asset for a roving gang?
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Post by A_B » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:24 pm

Also you could have described my haircut for Many years as “mad max Mel Gibson”

Without the hatred. I hope.
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Post by A_B » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:26 pm

Update! They didn’t kill the guy at least just took his pants.the lady is still alive but she doesn’t look comfortable.
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Post by A_B » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:39 pm

Man the seventies produced some weird movies.
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Post by A_B » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:48 pm

Holy shit this a b movie. And I love it.
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Post by A_B » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:51 pm

Though it fails the bechdel test with flying colors.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:07 am

A_B wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:48 pm
Holy shit this a b movie. And I love it.
I remember the old HBO guide (remember those? The little glossy paper ones?) description for Mad Max was something along the lines of 'Most stunts ever done in one movie!'

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:00 am

Excited to see this...but guessing my GF won't be.


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Post by Giff » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:50 am

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:07 am
A_B wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:48 pm
Holy shit this a b movie. And I love it.
I remember the old HBO guide (remember those? The little glossy paper ones?) description for Mad Max was something along the lines of 'Most stunts ever done in one movie!'
Holy shit I loved those. I'd make my Mom drive past the cable company in town where they'd put the new ones out a couple days before the next week started.
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Post by The Sybian » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:47 pm

Giff wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:50 am
DaveInSeattle wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:07 am
A_B wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:48 pm
Holy shit this a b movie. And I love it.
I remember the old HBO guide (remember those? The little glossy paper ones?) description for Mad Max was something along the lines of 'Most stunts ever done in one movie!'
Holy shit I loved those. I'd make my Mom drive past the cable company in town where they'd put the new ones out a couple days before the next week started.
Completely forgot about that. I also remember stopping by the cable company office to pick up the monthly brochure/schedule. What a weird concept looking back.
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