• William Dhalgren

    Best of the Best is terrible, and I love it.

  • Sailor Monsoon
  • Vincent Kane
  • Sailor Monsoon

    Welcome to the Eric Roberts fan club

  • William Dhalgren

    LOL

    Ew.

  • Poppity⛄

    I just focused my attention on The 400 Blows for some reason. I’ve seen that film several times, as they air it here now and then on a regular basis. It is terribly depressing, I must say, and really shows how crappy life was in France post-war. (Well, many parts of Paris and its outskirts are still shit.) There was very strict discipline in schools and establishments. I personally never regarded this as a stellar film. It is incredible for historical purposes but it’s a real downer.

  • Poppity⛄

    It’s the Jenna Jameson of articles! 😉

  • Poppity⛄

    I didn’t like the character of Jenny in Forrest Gump either even though she had a pitiful childhood. A moment that has always bothered me is when Lt. Dan introduces her to his girlfriend at she and Forrest’s wedding. Jenny doesn’t hide that she could give two shits about meeting them, even though Dan and Forrest had been through so much together. Weird how you notice things like that.

  • 1 2 3 4

    I was bored to death by 8 1/2.

  • Vincent Kane

    More movies I love but shouldn’t-
    I love all the Sharknado’s. We have annual watching party.
    Best of the Best
    By the Sword (Love me some Eric Roberts)
    No Holds Barred (yes the Hulk Hogan one)
    House Party
    Over the Top
    Porky’s
    End of Days
    Conan the Destroyer
    Jingle All the Way (yearly Christmas viewing)
    Masters of the Universe
    Airborne
    Cruel Intentions
    Nothing But Trouble
    Fear
    Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2

    Movies I should love but don’t-

    Wizard of Oz
    The Godfathers
    Forrest Gump (Jenny is deplorable)
    Star Wars- A New Hope
    2001
    E.T.
    Apocalypse Now
    The Jurassic Parks
    The Exorcist
    Fight Club
    Blade Runner

  • William Dhalgren

    Wow, I’m getting some milage out of this article.

  • Poppity⛄

    @ChildofBellona:disqus Right on! Let’s push on through the weekend, shall we? 😉

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Now it’s a party.

  • Done!

  • Peacesqu4d

    You have a point

  • William Dhalgren

    It’s sad but true. We are soft in the West. Not everyone is. That’s not a formula for continued prosperity.

  • Peacesqu4d

    Cool!

  • Peacesqu4d

    Is that you, Putin?🤨

  • King Alvarez

    Let’s make it the weekend thread!

  • William Dhalgren

    Write that piece, Soups!

  • William Dhalgren

    Men at Work was on my list, too, Pops! I watch tat movie at least once a year.

    “Well, looky what we have here. Looks like somebody threw away a perfectly good white boy.”

    Baahhahahahhahahahahahah

    My wife insists on watching Love Actually every Christmas. It’s grown on me. My Left Foot didn’t leave much of an impression on me.

    Thanks, Pops!

  • King Alvarez

    He’s the Roger Corman of this site!!

  • William Dhalgren

    Yep, that was it. Hey, peace can’t exist without kill!

  • Poppity⛄

    @MarmadukeKarlston:disqus @ThatGuyWhoPostsAlrightGeez:disqus
    Could we quite possibly get this thread bumped to the top? 😛

  • Poppity⛄
  • Poppity⛄

    She’s far too thin and, since hitting the big time, just looks like she’s trying way too hard. Still very pretty, though.

  • Poppity⛄

    I thought of some more:

    Love But Shouldn’t
    Betsy’s Wedding
    She-Devil
    Men at Work
    Stuck on You
    Showgirls

    Don’t Love But Should
    Out of Africa
    A Star is Born (Garland/Mason)
    Love Actually
    The Remains of the Day
    My Left Foot

  • Poppity⛄

    If I have to watch The Matrix, it would definitely be the first even though I am not attracted to the story and don’t “get it”. I wouldn’t follow the little white bunny down the hole. As for the last movies, they were just awful.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Anyone can write reviews
    So feel free to write about whatever you like or spread the word and tell anyone you know that might be interested

  • Which is probably why we grow at a snails pace. We’re an eccentric minority lol.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Replace coal with a metric ton of shit and you’re correct

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Batman Forever started the bat nipples!!

  • DryButSoupy

    Aaaand “Hmmm…sounds made up.” becomes the default comment on his articles in 2018.

  • DryButSoupy

    True dat, bro.

  • DryButSoupy

    Yep. My sentiments exactly.

  • Peacesqu4d

    It’s all good! It must of been when I went by Killsqu4d, but I left that name behind in 2017

  • William Dhalgren

    Yeah, I think I have seen your name before. My bad.

  • William Dhalgren

    Yeah. I’ve only seen it once.

  • What!

  • Peacesqu4d

    I’ve been for a few months but hey, thanks man!😎

  • William Dhalgren

    I’m kinda meh on Inception.

  • William Dhalgren

    We’re not the type of community to give you a hard time if you haven’t seen something. I mean, once we get to know you better we might mess with you a bit, but that would be in a joking way – not for mean-spirited reasons.

    Welcome to the site!

  • William Dhalgren

    #true

  • William Dhalgren

    Not a fan either.

  • William Dhalgren

    I don’t find her attractive at all. Nothing against her, but I just don’t think she is the bomb diggity that everyone else seems to think she is.

  • William Dhalgren

    I think people who were first encountering philosophy via The Matrix films made them out to be a little more deep than they really are.

  • William Dhalgren

    It’s another tragic consequence of getting older. By the time you’re secure enough in your life (career, intellect, experience, etc) to not worry about what other people think about you, you’re already married and have kids and can’t leverage that confidence to get laid (unless you’re an asshole who cheats on his wife). C’est la vie!

  • DryButSoupy

    The first one was okay. I think part of my distaste for it was developed afterwards. I had a friend who thought it was the absolute bomb (like a lot of people.) And I was more interested with the “what’s real/what’s not” aspects of it. Once the sequels abandoned that and the borders were pretty delineated it was all style and no substance for me. The best thing about the sequels was Monica Bellucci.

  • William Dhalgren

    I see a lot of revisionist reviews of American Beauty these days and they have everything to do with the Spacey thing, but I think that movie has a lot of problems that most people overlooked (including myself) when it came out. I have not come across many people who didnt like The Matrix. That’s interesting.

  • DryButSoupy

    That’s the advantage of getting older. The “who cares what they think” part of your brain gets more developed.

  • William Dhalgren

    Oh, I have a lot of that. But at my age, I don’t give a shit anymore! I just blare whatever, wherever.

  • Soupy! I want a Crossing it off the list Inception review!

  • DryButSoupy

    Schindler’s List is great. But it is a hard watch. It’s about the holocaust…it can’t be any other way. That’s why I bowed out of doing it as an AFI write up. I wasn’t sure I’d be up for it.

    It’s powerful, though. I’ve seen it a couple of times…and the girl in the red coat gets me every time.

  • DryButSoupy

    As a rule I don’t like musicals.

  • DryButSoupy

    I still haven’t watched that one. Or Interstellar. Interstellar was on TV a few days ago but it was already 20 or 30 minutes in by the time I found out. And I didn’t want to go in late.

  • DryButSoupy

    I don’t know what this means. But I like it.

  • DryButSoupy
  • DryButSoupy

    It does. There’s an amusing “bad editing” video on youtube that’s worth a watch.

  • Peacesqu4d

    The Bat Nipple Apologists?

    *shows you ancient medallion chipped in half*

    You guys are real. They…they told me you died off years ago but you’re still here!

  • DryButSoupy

    The birthday equivalent of coal in your stocking.

  • Peacesqu4d

    One of us!!

    No seriously let’s recruit more writers and add more content. Like weekly threads to ask how everyone is doing and if they’re okay. Also more anime reviews, weekly or in groups of possible. More color scheme, more variety. 🙂

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Gooble gobble
    Gooble gobble

  • Join us! *everyone starts chanting “one of us. One of us”*

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I’ve defended some of the worst superhero films in existence (batman and robin is nowhere close to being the worst film ever made) but there’s no defending suicide squad.
    It fails on all levels

  • Peacesqu4d

    So I’ve heard 🙂

  • Peacesqu4d

    They are? lmao

  • Peacesqu4d

    Let’s add more content to the site!

  • Peacesqu4d

    Lmao he has to! That would explain EVERYTHING lol

  • Sailor Monsoon

    …..maybe

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I saw that on my birthday.
    It was not a great birthday

  • DryButSoupy

    An interesting companion post could be “what music do you like but would never want to be caught listening to at a stoplight with the window rolled down?”

  • DryButSoupy

    I don’t like her cheekbones.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Lawrence of Arabia is more than a movie, it’s an experience.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    I didn’t see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but blinding!

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Nobody understands Monsoon’s articles. I suspect Monsoon makes up about half of the movies he talks about.

  • Kemosabe 🦇
  • But…but…Margot Robbie.

  • Well to be fair, half the time we’re just making it up as we go

  • DryButSoupy

    I couldn’t even make it through that movie. It was just that bad.

  • Kill Bill is forever ruined for me bc Teletoon (Canadian Cartoon Network) would air the damn two parter every weekend. Really pissed off young Duke who wanted to watch his Batman and Scooby Doo cartoons!

  • Heck I wouldn’t be surprised if half of Sailor Monsoon’s reviews were movies he created.

  • DryButSoupy

    Citizen Kane is a “classic” film that I haven’t seen, either. Same goes for Casablanca. But I don’t have any real desire to see them, either. There’s my skeleton. I’m a rebellious movie fan. You can keep all the “great” Woody Allen movies, too. Don’t wanna watch Gone With The Wind. Lawrence of Arabia is one I haven’t seen but actually do want to eventually get around to. I’ve never watched Animal House all the way through.

    Like you, I didn’t really care much for Scott Pilgrim, either. It wasn’t horrible. Maybe I would have liked it more if it had come out when I was a teenager rather than when I was an adult…but probably not. E.T., even though I saw it as a kid, didn’t really do that much for me. I watched it once..in the theater with my parents as a child and that’s it.

    Movies I “should” like but don’t include Eyes Wide Shut, American Beauty, The Matrix (I suppose the first one was okay, but whatever.)

    Hmmm…movies I do like that I probably shouldn’t because it’s not cool…You’ve Got Mail, Jaws 2…I’m sure there are others but I’m drawing a blank.

  • King Alvarez

    I second that emotion.

  • King Alvarez

    I’m pretty sure most of the movies we talk about are made up by @Sailor Monsoon anyway.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    You can skip suicide squad

  • Sailor Monsoon

    There’s no shame in being young. I didn’t get into movies until i was in my twenties.

  • Poppity⛄

    A portion of us are in our 30s and early 40s and another chunk 25 and under. That being said, we don’t adhere to any specific format when writing about stuff and most of us choose what we are most passionate about which often is not mainstream. 🙂

  • Peacesqu4d

    I’m 22! More than half the time I don’t understand any of the articles or movies they talk about on this site :-/

  • Peacesqu4d

    I remember a jumpsuit fight scene but can’t remember 98% of that film

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Tell me you’ve seen Kill Bill. That’s all that matters to me.

  • Poppity⛄

    I’m pretty sure you have to have a Gmail address to join Hangouts but, like you, I’m not the best when it comes to technology.

  • Poppity⛄

    I’ve had a penchant for Banks since seeing him in many an 80s flick, usually playing the weasly bad guy! I’m glad to see that he is getting the recognition he deserves in his later career.

  • Poppity⛄

    Schindler’s List is very depressing, there are no two ways around it. The story is hard but the performances are amazing – Neeson, Fiennes and Kingsley are unbelievable.
    My girls just watched Singin’ in the Rain today. I love it but it’s not my favourite and I have a complex relationship with Gene Kelly. I was thinking about doing musicals for the month of March. I’m sure there are one or two in the genre that you could stomach. Honestly, some of them are not too much my style either. The modern Broadway stuff is way over the top.

  • Poppity⛄

    You are fine! I’m probably 20 years your senior and haven’t seen them myself. We are a diverse bunch here. 😛

  • Peacesqu4d

    My brother finally watched last year said it was really good

  • Watch Inception ASAP!

  • Peacesqu4d

    Uh I suddenly feel too young for this site. I still haven’t seen Inception or Suicide squad

  • Poor Eric Stoltz. He just wasn’t funny enough for BTTF.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Well, that was because he really did work with Tarantino. He played a character in Pulp Fiction which might well be the only place I’ve actually seen him.

  • I mean you did have him working with Tarantino lol.

    That’d actually be an interesting series to dive into. An alternate what if. Like what if will smith had done the matrix. How would of his and Keanu reeves careers been different. What movies wouldn’t have got made with them, would the films have been a success?

  • I got shit to do!

  • William Dhalgren

    It’s truly inexplicable, Cap.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Why the fuck not!

  • Cap_N_Jack

    I mean, it has Robert Deniro as fearless leader, and Natasha Richardson and George Costanza as Natasha and Boris. And Randy Quaid. How could you not want to see that?

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Actually my vision for the joke was a universe in which Eric Stoltz is the most well-regarded actor ever. I was a few minutes away from some Daniel Day-Lewis jokes.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    I love the Wire, but I was never attached to any of the character like I was to those in Breaking Bad. The Wire feels almost documentary like, and, while still great, I’ll always go for something more pulpy.

  • Sleeping. Haha this was pretty good. I’m assuming we all agree that Back to the Future probably wouldn’t have been as successful with Stoltz so that’s why he went on to have the same career path as this universe? @sailormonsoon:disqus and @cap_n_jack:disqus

  • I’ve seen Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and planes trains automobiles on tv but I don’t count that as me watching them since tv edits cut stuff out. Meatballs is actually from 1979.

    I got a lot of 80s shit to watch Sailor! I can’t just spend all day watching movies!

  • William Dhalgren

    Yeah, don’t do that. I’ll ask DBMI to add you.

  • William Dhalgren

    I think you’re on an island, bud, but islands can be nice and quiet.

  • William Dhalgren

    This thread is amazing. Where is New Duke?

  • DryButSoupy

    Yeah. I do. I wouldn’t mind putting my email address out here for you guys to have, but it’s got my full actual name in it and I’m concerned that all my fans and stalkers would show up at my door.

  • King Alvarez
  • William Dhalgren

    The Wire is the standard for TV drama in my opinion.

  • William Dhalgren

    Those are acutally the parts I think a lot of people remember. Maybe, as far as pop culture goes, everyone knows it’s a shark movie, but when people my parents’ age talk about it, they talk about the three men’s interactions on the ship.

  • William Dhalgren

    Yeah, I’ve only seen a handful of the movies you listed. I’ve never seen Schindler’s List for some reason. Maybe because I always thought it would be way too depressing. I’ve seen a good chunk of Singing in the Rain, but that was for a film class. I have a pretty firm rule about musicals.

  • William Dhalgren

    If you can get access to someone’s HBO GO, Midnight Cowboy is on there now. I watched it for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and it is definitely worth seeing.

  • King Alvarez

    I was hoping you had money to burn. I would have just let you hire me to take the random photos I like to take and do nothing with after. Minus posting in IG or some shit.

  • King Alvarez

    Nope.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I believe they have a 30 dollar flat rate for all their films.
    Not including boxsets obviously.
    Even the sales Barnes and Noble have only take their prices a couple dollars cheaper than Amazon.
    I’ve bought only one film from them because it was 15 dollars cheaper but it’s original price was 50 dollars more than Amazon

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Good things to know.

    Yeah, I was looking at some Hitchock movie, saw the price, said “no” out loud and put it back.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It’s a huge collection.
    Damn near 900 arthouse classics.
    Never Ever Ever Buy films from Barnes and Noble.
    Their prices are fucking insane

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    To be honest, I only have a vague understanding of the Criterion Collection. It’s a small collection of movies that have been remastered/restored right? I should probably make a list and do something similar to what you did. I saw some at Barnes and Noble when I was browsing but they more than I was willing to pay.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    A couple of years ago, I had a free 3 month trial to Hulu and i binged as many Criterion Collection films as i could.
    Which included a good chunk of Bergman’s work.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    There are certain ‘classic’ movies I feel I’m obligated to watch as a movie-lover. Seventh Seal is one of them. I haven’t gotten around to it and others like that simply because I’m never in the mood. Midnight Cowboy, though is a movie I’ve been eager to see for years but hasn’t been available on Netflix nor any local movie rental place. Every movie is a story.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Seventh Seal was a disappointment but that ending…
    Oh and i have also never seen on the waterfront or mr Smith goes to Washington

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Films I haven’t seen but should:
    Metropolis (I’m deliberately holding off on this one, though)
    Godfather 2 (saw it when I was young but don’t remember enough for it to count)
    Most of Hayao Miyazaki’s movies (I’m working on it)
    Silent movies or movies of the 20’s/30s
    Seventh Seal
    Midnight Cowboy
    Schindler’s List
    Raging Bull
    Sunset Blvd.
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    Singin’ in the Rain
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    Full Metal Jacket
    Ben-Hur
    Yojimbo
    On the Watefront
    Rebel Without a Cause

    I’m not self conscious enough to feel guilty about liking or disliking particular movies. I like what I like or I don’t.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Patricia Arquette and Uma Thurman as Betty and Veronica

  • Cap_N_Jack

    X-rated Archie by Tarantino is my favorite. It just works on so many levels. Plus you just know Sam Jackson is playing a badass Jughead.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    The die hard one made me laugh hard

  • Cap_N_Jack

    “Call it pretentious if you want. Call it disturbing if you can’t handle it. But don’t try to claim Lars Von Trier’s film of Eric Stoltz killing and eating Shia Laboeuf wasn’t the crowd-pleaser of 2019.”

    And with that entry that surely crossed some sort of line, I am off to bed. But I like this game. We should bring it back sometime.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    “Does anyone have any salt and pepper because someone needs to eat some crow. I can’t believe i doubted Zemekis but Back to the Future 4: Double the Marty’s, Double the trouble is the best one yet. Bringing back Stoltz as an alternate Marty is a stroke of meta genius.”

  • Cap_N_Jack

    “No one thought McTiernan could direct a Die Hard film from jail, but Stoltz playing the third Gruber brother was just too tempting to pass up.”

  • Sailor Monsoon

    “I never thought I’d want an X rated Archie film but Stoltz and Tarantino struck oil again.”

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    YOU WERE NOT ENTERTAINED?!

  • Cap_N_Jack

    “Michael Bay’s Weekend At Bernie’s Remake was a dark horse for best picture, but Stoltz as Bernie pushed it over the edge”

  • Sailor Monsoon

    New Duke: “I don’t think Willow 2: Lost in New York was necessary but Stoltz was a damn fine replacement for Kilmer.”

  • Cap_N_Jack

    New Duke: ‘I don’t generally care for Aronofsky’s Batman Year One, but Stoltz was an amazing Joker’

  • Sailor Monsoon

    New Duke: “Y’all really need to check out Mask. It’s soooo good.”

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Also, I kind of want to make an Alternate Universe New Duke account that just comments about Stoltz.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    I remember seeing ads for Breaking Bad when it first came out and thinking, huh, looks like a weird-ass sitcom.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    This is very true.
    If you would’ve told me ten years ago that the dad from Malcolm in the Middle would give a performance to rival Brando, De Niro, Pacino or Olivier, i wouldn’t have believed you

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Hey, the studios wanted John Cusack or Mathew Broderick to play Walter White. Alternate universe Sailor and Jack watched some strange shit. And alternate universe Duke really loves Eric Stoltz.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I love Lee Marvin but i can’t see anyone else in that role.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    “Here’s to swimmin’ with bow-legged women’

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I just scrolled up to the list of films he hasn’t seen

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I’m not the biggest fan of it but the performances are stellar across the board

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    I’m surprised you’ve kept track. And I thought Tango and Cash was early 90s. Guess I was wrong. That reminds me…

    “Siri, set reminder: rewatch Tango and Cash.”

  • Cap_N_Jack

    It’s on my list.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I think marlon wayans is a perfect example.
    Is he a good actor? Every film is evidence to the contrary but he’s fucking fantastic in Requiem for a Dream.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Perhaps that’s it exactly. I think the same holds true of Dean Norris, Jonathan Banks, and, to a lesser extent, Giancarlo Espesito. All are fine character actors, but none of them have gotten to stretch like they did in BB.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I think that show proved that sometimes it’s not the actor, is the role.
    I can’t say Paul is a bad actor because a bad actor couldn’t accidentally give a performance that good.
    I just think he’s never gotten the right role.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Yeah. Sometimes I think TV has gotten really good. Then I think about Breaking Bad and the gap between it and everything else and think there’s a lot of catching in terms of quality to do. And while Cranston is the best (just amazing acting), I’m always impressed by the performances gotten out of not particularly great actors. Aaron Paul: not that great. His speech at the end of ‘Problem Dog’: jaw-dropping.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    If we’re including breaking bad, breaking bad always wins.
    I’m not going to pretend to have seen every performance in the history of stage or screen but Cranston’s performance on that show is hands down the greatest I’ve ever seen.
    It’s unreal how good he is in that show.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    If we include TV, can I humbly submit Mike Ermentraut’s ‘I used to be a cop’ speech from the Breaking Bad episode ‘Half Measures’?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It’s up there with the best monologues in history.
    Probably neck and neck with the tears in the rain speech from Blade Runner

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Nah, and that is of course my favorite scene. Gives me shivers.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Everyone is great but not everyone got the Indianapolis speech

  • Cap_N_Jack

    But everyone was so good in that movie. In retrospect, everyone remembers the shark stuff and the latter half, but the interactions between Schraeder and Dreyfuss just sparkle with energy and humor. God I love that movie.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    The fact that Shaw wasn’t given every fucking Oscar that year proves the academy don’t know dick

  • Sailor Monsoon

    “I LOVE EIGHTIES MOVIES”
    But you haven’t seen the original mad max trilogy, robocop, the goonies, the rambo sequels, time bandits, planes, trains and automobiles, legend, meatballs, tango and cash, the last starfighter, trading places, blue velvet (which i doubt you’ll like) lost boys, dirty rotten scoundrels or three amigos.
    It seems like that statement needs to come with an ellipses.
    …that star Michael J. Fox.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    So I don’t think anyone mentioned this as a blind spot, but I’m rewatching Jaws right now and if anyone has been putting it off, don’t. I love it more everytime I see it and it’s just perfection.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    MUTINY!!

  • William Dhalgren

    I knew it.

  • I wish I was a rich bitch!

  • William Dhalgren

    He’s rich, bitch!

  • William Dhalgren

    LOL

    Hangouts isn’t as intuitive as I’d like it to be, so I am not the best person to ask. Your email would probably do it. Do you have DBMI’s email address?

  • William Dhalgren

    Hear, hear.

  • William Dhalgren

    I honestly felt like those aspects of the film were overdone. The language and the sex – it just felt like it was trying to hard to be edgy or something. Like, we get it, the guy was a scum bucket and the 80s were coke-fueled exercise in narcissism. We don’t need to be bludgenoed with it repeatedly to get it. And the damn thing was too long.

  • Interesting I figured I’d love Susan and hate Brewster. Guess we’ll find out!

  • I should clarify a couple of things:
    – this is any film any member of my family owns. So the majority of the dramas are my parents.
    – half of these are five year old purchases
    – I once had a wicked employee discount
    – I LOVE EIGHTIES MOVIES

  • DryButSoupy

    I haven’t used Hangouts much at all. Do I need to join the FEX community or something? Or just give you guys my Google plus name? Do you need my gmail address?

    What’s the score? Somebody help me.

    I’m not an idiot. Generally speaking.

  • King Alvarez

    GOOD LORD MAN!!! Do you just have $ to burn?

  • William Dhalgren

    MUTINY

  • Poppity⛄

    I suspect that you’ll love Brewster’s Millions and hate Desperately Seeking Susan. 😛
    As for Blue Velvet, that’s all kind of crazy!

  • Poppity⛄

    Vertigo is my fav and I’m kind of nervous to review it because it’s so epic. I’m going to have to go Blu-ray on that one. I wish there was a way to trade-in your old DVDs for a discount of Blu-rays because it’s way too expensive replacing all that stuff in one go, especially for old geezers like myself who have been buying DVDs since the late 90s.

  • Poppity⛄

    Dammit, I wrote my response above before reading this. I’ll be true, though, and won’t change my original post. haha

  • Poppity⛄

    Soupy on Hangouts or else … MUTINY!!!

  • Poppity⛄

    Wow, not a single Hitch film? Just … wow!
    (I did read your article but perhaps I missed this part. Maybe I need sleep? LOL)

    He’s one of my favs. I wouldn’t even know how to introduce you to his films. I kind of tremble even having to do a review of one of his works because I hold him so high in regard. And then, like that, Duke schedules me for North by Northwest in the coming months. 😛

  • King Alvarez

    My parents tried it, didn’t like it and moved back to NJ. Weirdly enough they went back there years later and my mom is still there!

  • Cap_N_Jack

    I may be the only human being alive with fond memories of the Rocky and Bullwinkle movie. It’s not good, by any stretch of the imagination, but it has some good jokes and is a better Space Jam than Space Jam.

  • King Alvarez

    That movie is basically the same scene on repeat but more ridiculous each time.

  • Poppity⛄

    I’ll admit it: I love the movie Sidekicks. Damned shame about Jonathan Brandis.

  • Poppity⛄

    You were more adventurous than me! 😀

  • King Alvarez

    Weird. I grew up on the east coast and moved to AZ for 4 months in 1989.

  • Poppity⛄

    I felt the same about Wolf of Wall Street. Some parts were interesting but the acting was slightly over the top, notably by Leo and Jonah. The drugs and the sex aspects were not thrilling or daring – it was pretty damned depressing. This goes along with me not digging Scorcese’s style.

  • Poppity⛄

    I’m so happy to see that you love Highlander! I thought I was the only one! It’s definitely got some 80s cheese moments but it is a solid story and Queen just made the whole deal better. I must thank Mr. Poppity for this one.

    I do love Raising Arizona but the humour is very particular and the film is very offbeat. Having never left the East Coast in my youth, I was hesitant to accept going to university in Phoenix because all I had to go on was this film. (This was way before Google maps existed. The best you could do was an Arizona travel guide.)

  • Poppity⛄

    If anything, I always try to be sincere in my answers. 🙂

    Eyes Wide Shut is not a bad film but it got horrible press/reviews when it came out. I’ve seen it many times over and I will admit that the scenes between Tom and Nicole are pretty bad (not to mention boring). The chant scene with the masked girls in a circle is very nice and the music is haunting. Hubby hates it, as he does Lolita which is my fav Kubrick film. (One of his film nemises is James Mason. He can’t stand him!)

    I definitely think I would watch some more modern movies if I had an outlet. I would occasionally watch them when I had a cable box and movie subcriptions. They’ll sometimes play new stuff on regular TV here but usually things are quite old due to the time it takes for them to be dubbed. So, I just kind of give up for now. Frankly, I don’t even take my kids to the cinema because nothing is interesting and I can think of much nicer ways to spend that amount of money.

    I will be so bold as to say that I believe that Stephen Rea’s performance in The Crying Game is one of the best I have ever seen on film. He gives such depth to the character of Fergus/Jimmy. Everyone by now knows the twist to the story and knowing this after watching the movie once, you never get the impression that Rea hesitates or himself does not believe that Dil is what she appears to be. His scenes with Whitaker are also amazing. I love the story of the frog and the scorpion.
    And yes, you are right on par with Boxing Helena. It’s weird but addictive.

  • Poppity⛄

    Oh, it’s ok! I often have mistakes and Mr. Poppity points them out to me. Sometimes you have re-read your stuff so many times that you skip over the small mistakes. 🙂

  • ResonanceCascade

    I agree completely. And all my friends who generally have similar taste to me swear by it, too.

  • William Dhalgren

    I cannot overstate how perplexing it is to me how my impression of the film and the critical consensus are so different. I mean, it’s like if I thought an actor’s performance in the film was embarrassingly bad, critics will laud that performance. If I think the actions of the characters seem ridiculous and utterly unbelievable, the critics think the opposite. Obviously, we’re going to dislike things others like, but I feel like I watched a completely different film.

    And I am a Cronenberg fan.

  • ResonanceCascade

    I’m with you on A History of Violence. I love Cronenberg a whole lot. I love Eastern Promises, so it’s not even like I think he lost his touch. But that movie never fully clicked with me, and William Hurt’s inexplicably Oscar Nominated hamfest had me cracking up laughing.

    It did have a great opening sequence, though.

  • William Dhalgren

    Yeah, the sequels to the film were less than…good. I could overlook the flaws as a teenager because swords and martial arts and sci-fi and shit. But, egads, they’re bad.

  • William Dhalgren

    Oh, snap! I have seen a Hitchcock film, then!

  • William Dhalgren

    I left out a lot because I didn’t want to hog the selections, but Cyborg is on my list. And The Hitman (Chuck Norris) almost made the cut. I watch it once a year. I haven’t seen American Ninja (any of them) in years, but those used to be like oxygen to little kid William.

    I finally watched Trainspotting a couple months ago and it was fine. I fucking despise drugs and drug culture and so I generally dislike movies about them. But whatever.

    As an aside, for nearly a year now I have been watching late 60s thru early 80s thrillers and dramas. A lot of crime movies. I’m interested in the urban decay of the time, so these movies are like time capsules. They’re also slower and more character-focused rather than the hyper kinetic bullshit we get today. But I’m not the type to push shit on people. Until recently, I paid very little attention to anything pre-Star Wars, tbh.

    Thanks for weighing in.

  • King Alvarez

    Highlander: The Series was fantastic. The crossover movie, less so. Keep up the good work!

  • William Dhalgren

    A lot of people think Highlander is a shitty movie. I guess it’s cult? I grew up with it because my dad was into the shit, so IDK.

  • William Dhalgren

    Thanks, Brother Alvarez!

    I’ve seen Casablanca and The Right Stuff. I can’t say either of those disappointed me.

    I also don’t love Raising Arizona! I don’t hate it, but I don’t share everyone’s adoration of it. I was sort of repulsed by Wolf of Wall Street. I had to review that for a site I was writing for at the time, and I was like the only fucking internet critic that didn’t like it. Rebel without a clue. That’s me. I haven’t seen American Psycho. One day.

    I love The Highlander (and the series, dammit). I’ve never seen The Wraith. It’s one of those movies that somehow managed to avoid me in my childhood. It looks right up my alley and has been on my list for years. I depart from many 80s kids on Tron. It’s cool and I like it for nostalgia, but I don’t think it’s a very good movie.

    Thanks for playing along!

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Yeah, I always loved art but never did any of it until I went back to school for it. Now it’s what I live and breath which makes me really happy.

  • William Dhalgren

    That’s the spirit, Nokoo!

  • William Dhalgren

    That’s much appreciated, Cap. The feeling is mutual, honestly. I’m trying to write more in general, and I’m not putting stipulations on it. If it’s an article here, that’s fine. If it’s working on a piece of fiction, fine, too. I just need to get back into the habit. It’s something I think too much about but do too little of.

    As the man said, “a little less talk and a lot more action.”

  • They gave it an upcoming animated series on the Seed.

    I do hope we see the unresolved storylines eventually played out on some show. Could make for a good crossover next year. Superheroes against Demons.

  • King Alvarez

    I’m really surprised CW didn’t pick it up like they did with Supergirl.

  • 13!! and then an episode of Arrow and a couple on Legends! Matt Ryan is an excellent Constantine!

  • King Alvarez

    All 8 episodes of it?
    😛

  • King Alvarez

    The Trouble with Harry

  • The Constantine tv show isn’t half bad either.

  • It’s that one and Vertigo I want to see.

  • King Alvarez

    I liked Constantine. I need to revisit 7 Psychos after seeing 3BB

  • King Alvarez

    I like it too.

  • King Alvarez

    Rear Window is my favorite Hitchcock flick hands down.

  • Nokoo

    I really enjoyed BRIGHT. There.

  • King Alvarez
  • Vincent Kane

    “Films I Shouldn’t Love but Do:
    The Wraith
    Summer School
    Highlander”

    IDK what you are talking about but these are just classics. Everyone should love them.

  • King Alvarez

    First of… GREAT article! I love this whole thing and I’m glad we as a community don’t give each other much shit for what we like/dislike. Go us!

    So off the top of my head…

    Films I Haven’t Seen but Probably Should:
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Patton
    The Right Stuff
    Casablanca

    Films I Should Love but Don’t:
    Citizen Kane
    Gladiator
    Dr. Strangelove (I don’t hate it, I just feel indifferent)
    Full Metal Jacket and most Kubrick movies TBH

    Films I Shouldn’t Love but Do:
    The Wraith
    Summer School
    Highlander
    Tron

  • Cap_N_Jack

    You should write more articles on here, I always enjoy reading them and while our taste isn’t the same, your opinions are always intelligent and enlightening.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Trainspotting is really worth a watch.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I’ll give you a comprehensive list when i get off work.
    If i can remember.

  • Vincent Kane

    Movies that I love that I shouldn’t- (there is a ton but here’s few off the top of my head)
    The Twilight movies. Every second of every one of them.
    Stick it
    Grease 2
    Cyborg
    Anything by Chuck Norris
    American Ninja
    Summer Catch

    Movies I haven’t seen-
    Avatar- Never ever
    Any James Bond Movies (A View to a Kill is the only one I have seen)
    Trainspotting
    Dr. Strangelove
    Citizen Kane
    Casablanca
    MASH
    This is Spinal Tap
    Being John Malkovich

    I’m an 80’s kid and I have a hard time getting into movie before the 80’s. There isn’t many I enjoy from the 70’s, 60’s 50’s etc. It would be easier to say which one I have seen.

  • William Dhalgren

    I look forward to your skeletons, Soupy. Any chance we’ll see you on Hangouts any time soon?

  • William Dhalgren

    Young people can’t know everything. Unfortunately, a lot of the time, that means young people don’t know enough to know that they don’t know everything. If you already know you don’t know everything and are open to broadening your horizons, as far as I’m concerned, you are ahead of the pack (and certainly where I was in my early 20s). It’s the great tragedy of getting older – by the time we gain any measure of wisdom, we’ve often lost the fire of our youth and are unable to do anything with the acquired knowledge.

    I haven’t seen a single Hitcock film. I didn’t love The Lobster, but it was so odd and off-kilter that it’s a film I know I will return to again and again. Haven’t seen Get Out of It. Too much hype. Shutter Island was gimmicky. I don’t like gimmicks because they have no staying power.

    I didn’t care for Seven Psychopaths either. Haven’t seen Constantine. The Village is a guilty pleasure. I sometimes fantasize about doing what Hurt’s character did, but the film gets it right. There’s no such thing as a Utopia. Not a lasting one, anyway.

    Thanks for taking the time, Cap.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Great piece, as expected. And thanks for the shoutout. I like the perspective the piece is written from. I think your point of view comes from a place of acceptance and lack of angst about your place in the world. I personally feel like I’m always trying to prove myself as a fan of great cinema and great literature, a habit that will hopefully go away once I’m older. I like the idea you posit that the goal should be honest and authenticity. I would perhaps add that I still think good taste is important, I just think it’s bound to be tailored to your personality so you might as well embrace that.

    Also, I’ll stick up for Citizen Kane but that’s beside the point.

    Films I haven’t seen but should
    Heat
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    The Shining
    Most Hitchcock (I’ve seen Rear Window)
    Moonlight
    The King’s Speech
    All the President’s Men
    Dr. Strangelove
    Eraserhead
    lots more

    Films I should have liked but didn’t
    Birdman
    The Lobster
    IT
    SpaceBalls
    Get Out
    The Breakfast Club
    Shutter Island

    Films I shouldn’t have liked but did
    Constantine
    The Village
    TMNT
    Seven Psychopaths

  • Sorry!
    Love But Shouldn’t Love
    Can’t really think of any movies that I’d say I love it but I know I shouldn’t bc I love them. But I guess,
    – Spider-Man 3
    And, sigh, fine, any Michael j. Fox film that doesn’t start with Back or Teen. Although he makes ever film damn enjoyable!

  • William Dhalgren

    Now you need to include movies you love but shouldn’t love. Cmon, Duke.

  • William Dhalgren

    That’s true. It looks terrible on mobile!

  • DryButSoupy

    Great subject for a discussion, Will…I’m going to have to come back here and comment more in-depth when I have time this evening. You’re absolutely spot-on, as the kids say today. I’ll throw out this first tidbit, though…as much as I respect Kubrick’s craft and vision, none of his films are in my top ten or even maybe my top twenty. There are some I like (The Shining, Dr. Strangelove are the first to come to mind) but they’re often boring and cold. His films are really pretty to look at, even the ones I don’t like, but that’s the best one can say about quite a few of them.

  • My bad. Looking on mobile there’s so much white space between posters it’s hard to see the text headings after the first one.

    Glad a lot of us hate Citizen Kane. And Return of the Jedi is amazing!

  • William Dhalgren

    Duke, Duke, did you miss the subtitles for each subsection? I’ve seen Return of the Jedi and Citizen Kane and Forrest Gump. Go back. Read it again.

  • Skip Citizen Kane. It’s a snooze fest. Surprised you haven’t seen Forrest Gump or Return of the Jedi tho.

    Movies I Haven’t Seen Yet
    The Shining
    Lord of the Rings 2 & 3
    Avatar
    Any Hitchcock beyond Psycho and Birds

    TV I Haven’t Seen Yet
    Game of Thrones
    The SHIELD
    Sopranos
    Cheers

    However by skeletons in your closet I thought you meant movies we’ve bought but never watched, so here we go:
    * Gentlemen Broncos (89 mins)
    * Legend (89 mins)
    * The Dead Pool (91 mins)
    * The Great Outdoors (91 mins)
    * Rambo (91 mins)
    * Dracula Untold (92 mins)
    * Neighbors 2 (92 mins)
    * The Scorpion King (92 mins)
    * The Take (92 mins)
    * Planes, Trains and Automobiles (92 mins)
    * Mad Max (93 mins)
    * Rambo: First Blood (93 mins)
    * Aftermath (94 mins)
    * Meatballs (94 mins)
    * The Road Warrior (96 mins)
    * Rambo: First Blood Part II (96 mins)
    * Smokey and the Bandit (96 mins)
    * Bowfinger (97 mins)
    * The Enforcer (97 mins)
    * The Lost Boys (97 mins)
    * Neighbors (97 mins)
    * Hitchcock (98 mins)
    * Live Free or Die Hard (98 mins)
    * Caddyshack (99 mins)
    * The Artist (100 mins)
    * Escape from L.A. (100 mins)
    * The Hangover (100 mins)
    * The Hangover Part III (100 mins)
    * The Last Starfighter (101 mins)
    * The Night Before (101 mins)
    * Rambo III (101 mins)
    * Brewster’s Millions (102 mins)
    * Dirty Harry (102 mins)
    * The Hangover Part II (102 mins)
    * The Great Wall (103 mins)
    * Robocop (103 mins)
    * Desperately Seeking Susan (104 mins)
    * The Raid: Redemption (104 mins)
    * Tango & Cash (104 mins)
    * The Beguiled (105 mins)
    * Layer Cake (105 mins)
    * Three Amigos (105 mins)
    * The Jewel of the Nike (106 mins)
    * Pixels (106 mins)
    * Hannah and Her Sisters (106 mins)
    * Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (107 mins)
    * Mine (107 mins)
    * Roxanne (107 mins)
    * Whiplash (107 mins)
    * A Fish Called Wanda (108 mins)
    * Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (108 mins)
    * The Boondock Saints (110 mins)
    * Christine (110 mins)
    * Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (110 mins)
    * The Mummy (110 mins)
    * “Crocodile” Dundee II (111 mins)
    * Harry and the Hendersons (111 mins)
    * The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (111 mins)
    * Time Bandits (111 mins)
    * Witness (112 mins)
    * The Goonies (114 mins)
    * Run All Night (114 mins)
    * San Andreas (114 mins)
    * The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (115 mins)
    * Hoosiers (115 mins)
    * Jungle (115 mins)
    * Arrival (116 mins)
    * Highlander (116 mins)
    * Pawn Sacrifice (116 mins)
    * Trading Places (116 mins)
    * Self/less (117 mins)
    * Split (117 mins)
    * Striptease (117 mins)
    * Sudden Impact (117 mins)
    * A Chorus Line (118 mins)
    * Kong: Skull Island (118 mins)
    * Lethal Weapon 3 (118 mins)
    * Revolutionary Road (118 mins)
    * Saturday Night Fever (118 mins)
    * Total Recall (2012) (118 mins)
    * The A-Team (119 mins)
    * Casualties of War (119 mins)
    * Crimson Peak (119 mins)
    * High-Rise (119 mins)
    * Blue Velvet (120 mins)
    * Independence Day: Resurgence (120 mins)
    * Mad Max: Fury Road (120 mins)
    * Platoon (120 mins)
    * Rocky (120 mins)
    * Lone Survivor (121 mins)
    * Always (123 mins)
    * Blow (123 mins)
    * Jason Bourne (123 mins)
    * Magnum Force (123 mins)
    * Trumbo (124 mins)
    * The Mission (125 mins)
    * The Mummy (125 mins)
    * Donnie Brasco (126 mins)
    * The Family Man (126 mins)
    * Ted 2 (126 mins)
    * Lethal Weapon 4 (127 mins)
    * Conan the Barbarian (129 mins)
    * Live Free or Die Hard (129 mins)
    * Raging Bull (129 mins)
    * Spotlight (129 mins)
    * Last Action Hero (130 mins)
    * The Mummy Returns (130 mins)
    * Unforgiven (131 mins)
    * Bone Tomahawk (132 mins)
    * For a Few Dollars More (132 mins)
    * Creed (133 mins)
    * The Magnificent Seven (133 mins)
    * Foxcatcher (134 mins)
    * Fury (134 mins)
    * On the Beach (134 mins)
    * 12 Years a Slave (134 mins)
    * Vanilla Sky (136 mins)
    * Aliens (137 mins)
    * Dune (137 mins)
    * American Hustle (138 mins)
    * Angels & Demons (139 mins)
    * Hacksaw Ridge (139 mins)
    * War for the Planet of the Apes (140 mins)
    * Seabiscuit (141 mins)
    * The Raid 2 (150 mins)
    * Boyhood (165 mins)
    * The Hateful Eight (167 mins)
    * Scarface (170 mins)
    * The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (177 mins)
    * Titanic (194 mins)
    * Schindler’s List (196 mins)
    * Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (223 mins)
    * Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (251 mins)
    • The Invisible Man (72 mins)
    • Piranha DD (83 mins)
    • The Evil Dead (85 mins)
    • The Purge (86 mins)
    • Beetlejuice (92 mins)
    • Piranha (98 mins)
    • Halloween III (99 mins)
    • It Follows (100 mins)
    • The Purge: Anarchy (104 mins)
    • Ghostbusters II (108 mins)
    • The Purge: Election Year (109 mins)

  • BOOO what kind of Trekkie are you! Get out of here and let the door hit you on the way out!
    /heavy dose of sarcasm

    Could care less. I love Cumberbatchs performances so more power to you.

  • William Dhalgren

    Well, shit. I try really hard to make sure there are no dumb mistakes like that (I regularly go through at least half a dozen revisions after hitting “Publish”). You win some and you lose some, Pops!

  • William Dhalgren

    It wasn’t bad. It made some regrettable choices and, ultimately, for me, was forgettable.

  • William Dhalgren

    In the Mood for Love is the only Wong Kar Wai film I’ve seen, and if any of his other films approach the level of greatness, they’re worth a look. I could watch that movie at least once a year and never get tired of it.

    The Almodóvar films I’ve seen have been wonderful as well, and he definitely deserve further examination. As far as I can tell from what I’ve seen, he can switch styles and tone wildly and not lose any quality in the process.

    I’m really weak on foreign film, so I can’t say speak much to the others on your list.

    As stated many times, I can’t stand Wes Anderson. But this animated movie set in a Japanese dump about abandoned dogs may be the first fil of his that I am truly looking forward to.

    What are some of your favorite heist films? Your list is big, but not very specific. Give us the details, Sailor!

  • William Dhalgren

    You are always so complimentary, Pops. I sincerely appreciate it.

    Out of Kubrick’s oeuvre, I have only seen 2001, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. I need to go back and rewatch Eyes Wide Shut, because I saw it at the theater with a friend when it came out (I was 23 and didn’t know enough to know that I didn’t know anything), and I didn’t get it at all. Haven’t seen it since.

    I have only seen a few of the important silent films (Metropolis, Battleship Potemkin, A Trip to the Moon), and there are only maybe one or two that I am interested in seeing (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari).

    I have become more and more disinterested in what modern film has to offer. A lot of the mainstream stuff is so ideologically constrained nowadays that the quality of the films are suffering. I’ll watch a film with a particular political message, but I’m not going to be bludgeoned every time I buy a ticket or press play. Fortunately, there’s a bounty of older films out there to enjoy. That’s what I’ve been doing more and more.

    I love Dreyfus, but I get how certain actors can ruin projects. I can’t think of anyone off the top of my head who does that for me, but I know they exist. I’ll come back if I think of any.

    I can’t imagine why you shouldn’t love The Crying Game. That’s a critical darling. I’m not as familiar with the others (Boxing Helena? Julian Sands, Sherilynn Fenn, sex?).

  • Poppity⛄

    I still says “Pollack” though. Hmm.

  • Poppity⛄

    I guess I got sidetracked by the sex – so much so that I didn’t really give a crap about the ending monologue. I knew that he had screwed her but Pollack’s character made it seem as if she had an overdose. Kubrick is beyond me most of the time although I loved Lolita.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    The ending is the whole point.
    Sex fixes everything.
    And i buy it because he’s rich.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Psst pops
    He fucked up the names and then edited it

  • Poppity⛄

    I love the way your mind works, Will. This is an excellent idea and I think that this could prove to be very therapeutic! I’m pretty sure other ideas will come to me but here is what I can come up with right now.

    Films I Haven’t Seen but Probably Should
    – More Kubrick selections
    – More silent films (due to a lack of time, not interest)
    – More recent films (due to a lack of interest)

    Films I Should Love but Don’t
    – Most Martin Scorcese selections
    The Godfather
    Citizen Kane
    Gone With the Wind
    Apocalypse Now
    Titanic
    Jaws (I loathe Richard Dreyfuss)

    Films I Shouldn’t Love But Do
    – Every film portraying Rock Hudson as a straight man. I fucking adore them.
    The Crying Game
    The Woman in Red
    Boxing Helena
    Harriet Craig
    Marnie

  • Poppity⛄

    Ricardo Montalban says 3 “Hail Mary’s” for getting his name wrong. 😉

    (Joking, he was a dire Catholic with little room for comedy at times.)

  • Poppity⛄

    I think Pollock’s art is crappy, too, and he was a nutjob. Love Ed Harris’ brilliance, though.

  • Poppity⛄

    hahahaha Nice! You know, as many times as I have seen Eyes Wide Shut, I never really figured out the ending. But Pollack banging Vinessa Shaw? I just can’t see it.

  • Poppity⛄

    It’s actually Jackson Pollock but I suppose no one remembers that film anyways. Damn shame because Ed Harris is most deserving of a high ranking award!

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I sent it to hangouts
    Too long to type

  • William Dhalgren

    Easy, there, sonny. No need to get rowdy. You’re making my piles flare up.

  • What was the original ending?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I said it done fixed itself!

  • William Dhalgren

    What comment and why?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    If birdman had its original ending, it would’ve been my favorite film that year and one of the best films of the 21st century

  • Ergo, you like Into Darkness? That’s more shocking to me than the original admittance.

    I kinda like it too.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    He’s too busy killing prostitutes at fancy parties

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Films i haven’t seen:
    Anything by wong kar wai
    Anything by ozu
    Anything by bertolucci
    Anything by visconti
    Anything by Antonioni
    Anything by haneke
    Anything by almodóvar
    Anything by assayas
    Anything by fassbinder
    Anything by kiezlowski
    Most Fellini
    Most Renoir
    Most ray
    Most bresson
    Most pressburger
    Most ophüls
    Some kurosawa
    And no where near enough female directed films

    Films i love:
    Kubrick
    (Wes)Anderson
    Tarantino
    Scorsese
    Spielberg
    Carpenter
    Hill
    Wright
    Miyazaki
    Méliès
    Pixar
    Horror
    Cheesy horror
    Stop motion
    And anything involving a jail break or heist

    Films i shouldn’t love:
    Read any article I’ve ever wrote

  • Sailor Monsoon

    My comment won’t post
    Edited
    Nevermind. It done fixed itself

  • Sailor Monsoon

    That’s not controversial at all
    Maltoban is the Hispanic Vincent Price. They are masters at chewing that scenery and making everything sound like Shakespeare but cumberbatch is better actor.
    I think into darkness is the lesser of the two films but cumberbatch was a highlight

  • William Dhalgren

    Whoa, dude. That’s over the line.

    😛

  • TheDeadFellow

    See my reply to Sailor. THERE YOU WILL SEE.

  • William Dhalgren

    Shh. He might hear you. Up there.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    He don’t give a shit
    He’s dead

  • TheDeadFellow

    (holy my beer, takes big gasp)

    Speaking on purely performance and baring whatever issues you have writing/actor’s skin color otherwise, Benedict Cumberbatch > Ricardo Maltoban as Khan.

    There, I said it.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Touche

  • William Dhalgren

    Come on, Dead!

  • William Dhalgren

    I offer my apologies to Sydney.

  • William Dhalgren

    Shitbull.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Bullshit.

  • William Dhalgren

    LOL

    I thought I corrected that. That’s hilarious.

  • William Dhalgren

    It’s not that controversial, Sails.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I don’t like star wars
    Nothing is more controversial than that

  • I have my pitchfork ready.

  • TheDeadFellow

    Well, there’s one pile of bones I have but I’m afraid it’s one that will cause the mob to come after me in the worst way possible and may even have some folks on this site turn on me. I’ve never revealed it on any site ever, so if you want me to shoot, I will but just for the record: You asked for it.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    William!
    Before i run down my list, i think you mean Jackson Pollack and not Sydney Pollack

  • I’ve admitted these before, but the first that come to mind…

    Tell us what you love.

    The McG Charlie’s Angels movies.

    Tell us what you hate.

    Birdman

    Tell us what you’ve never bothered with.

    Most of the AFI List.

    As for the d!ck-measuring that goes on with what people have seen, I always swing back around to “to each his own.” I may question or counter one’s opinion with my own, but I inherently respect theirs (partly because I like trash like Charlie’s Angels). I’m in the camp that believes movies– like all art– are totally, 100% subjective.