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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    So the Producer’s Guild awards were last night, and this is generally considered the far and away best precursor, like 90% of the time whatever they go with is what wins Best Picture

    aaaaaaand they went with 1917

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    A lot of people probably wanted to grab Downey ASAP after his Marvel contract was up, thinking that it would pay for itself

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    Mr. G wrote: »
    So the Producer’s Guild awards were last night, and this is generally considered the far and away best precursor, like 90% of the time whatever they go with is what wins Best Picture

    aaaaaaand they went with 1917

    I'm very fine with this if it's not going to be Parasite or Little Women (it's not going to be Parasite or Little Women)

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    As long as Joker doesn't win.

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  • 2 Marcus 2 Ravens2 Marcus 2 Ravens Registered User regular
    Sweet Smell of Success is a good movie, huh? It didn’t grab me right away - the noir aesthetic doesn’t have the same hold on me as a lot of people, and it took a while for this one to feel distinct. But little by little it won me over, and while I can’t quite put my finger on it, by the end it felt pretty special.

    The cinematography is unsurprisingly great. James Wong Howe manages the neat trick of lighting a noir, while also capturing the raw energy of a city at night. Both precise and chaotic. Some of his best work.

    Tony Curtis gives the definitive performance of a snake. Burt Lancaster is unforgettably cool, dangerous, and pathetic. You can project so much into his eyes, which are nearly always in ominous shadow from his thick rimmed glasses. The two men play off each other so perfectly.

    I doubt the movie would stick with me half as much if it weren’t so damn quotable. It fires off one-liners every scene, but knows not to linger in them. To linger would be indulgent, and certainly not cool, and because the characters are so concerned with being cool, so is the film. It reminds me of Scorsese in that way. We’re meant to feel the rush of their success before letting ourselves realize the rug has been out from under us for quite some time.

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  • My nana never saw or heard of Groundhog Day so I put it on for her and it is her wont to fall asleep often and so she kept surfacing into conciousness during the Ned Ryersons and got pretty mad and would not believe I was not rewinding the movie every time she fell asleep, I think at this point she experiences every movie as you or I would with a heavy fever

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  • wanderingwandering Registered User regular
    edited January 19
    Lalabox wrote: »
    My boyfried is putting on an andrew loyd webber marathon of films and stageplays and god these are terrible
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    Mr. G wrote: »
    So the Producer’s Guild awards were last night, and this is generally considered the far and away best precursor, like 90% of the time whatever they go with is what wins Best Picture

    aaaaaaand they went with 1917
    Although the Producers Guild chose La La Land, so don't worry, there's still hope for Joker

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  • FishmanFishman I'm not left-handed either. Registered User regular
    edited January 19
    Just saw The Swimmer, a 1968 film starring Burt Lancaster as a man who wears nothing but swim shorts for 90 minutes as he crashes all his friends pools. It’s a wild movie.

    It starts out like a campy paradise, all old chums slapping ass and reminiscing over cocktails by the poolside, but something feels off. It almost feels like simply bad filmmaking, and maybe some of the rough edges are genuine, but it slowly flips this bourgeois dream on its head. It’s wonderfully surreal, with lengthy stretches that really swing for the arthouse fences. The stranger it got, the more I liked it. There’s a lengthy scene where he leaps over fences like a horse in slow motion. It’s great.

    And I cannot stress this enough. Burt Lancaster looks like this for the entire movie. He’s in every scene.
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    I caught this movie probably 20 years ago and was completely unprepared for how it was about to unravel before me. It starts so benign with just whispers and hints and just gets steadily more and more questionable. I was basically ready to Rifftrax it at the start but by the end I was haunted and onboard for the ending I knew was coming. I wouldn't call it a great movie, but I've spent 2 decades since thinking about how it's unlike anything else I've ever seen.

    EDIT: Bright Wall/Dark Room did a fantastic write up on it last year:
    https://www.brightwalldarkroom.com/2018/10/12/the-swimmer-1968/

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    So I guess I'm going to watch The Swimmer soon.

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  • SixSix Quite worryingly erotic Registered User regular
    So I guess I'm going to watch The Swimmer soon.

    You never could resist a hot man in tight shorts.

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  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    A roommate won our movie roulette wheel last night, so we watched Brightburn.

    My roommates liked it.

    I hated it.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Six wrote: »
    So I guess I'm going to watch The Swimmer soon.

    You never could resist a hot man in tight shorts.

    Hell no.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    A roommate won our movie roulette wheel last night, so we watched Brightburn.

    My roommates liked it.

    I hated it.

    It's the most wasteful movie I've seen in awhile. The premise should have been simple to make a great movie.

    Instead it's.. THE SPACESHIP MADE HIM EVIL

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  • RedTideRedTide Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    A roommate won our movie roulette wheel last night, so we watched Brightburn.

    My roommates liked it.

    I hated it.

    It's the most wasteful movie I've seen in awhile. The premise should have been simple to make a great movie.

    Instead it's.. THE SPACESHIP MADE HIM EVIL

    Yeah, don't make the kid a character, make him a plot device.

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  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    I wanted to watch Armour of God II: Operation Condor!

    But instead the roulette wheel decided I'd have to watch that garbage!

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  • SixSix Quite worryingly erotic Registered User regular
    Ms Dapper wrote: »

    That’s the same joke everyone who’s talked about this movie with anyone has already made.

    You’re better than this, Rian.

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  • 2 Marcus 2 Ravens2 Marcus 2 Ravens Registered User regular
    Fishman wrote: »
    Just saw The Swimmer, a 1968 film starring Burt Lancaster as a man who wears nothing but swim shorts for 90 minutes as he crashes all his friends pools. It’s a wild movie.

    It starts out like a campy paradise, all old chums slapping ass and reminiscing over cocktails by the poolside, but something feels off. It almost feels like simply bad filmmaking, and maybe some of the rough edges are genuine, but it slowly flips this bourgeois dream on its head. It’s wonderfully surreal, with lengthy stretches that really swing for the arthouse fences. The stranger it got, the more I liked it. There’s a lengthy scene where he leaps over fences like a horse in slow motion. It’s great.

    And I cannot stress this enough. Burt Lancaster looks like this for the entire movie. He’s in every scene.
    the-swimmer-slide2.jpg

    I caught this movie probably 20 years ago and was completely unprepared for how it was about to unravel before me. It starts so benign with just whispers and hints and just gets steadily more and more questionable. I was basically ready to Rifftrax it at the start but by the end I was haunted and onboard for the ending I knew was coming. I wouldn't call it a great movie, but I've spent 2 decades since thinking about how it's unlike anything else I've ever seen.

    EDIT: Bright Wall/Dark Room did a fantastic write up on it last year:
    https://www.brightwalldarkroom.com/2018/10/12/the-swimmer-1968/

    Yeah, I was starting to wonder what I’d gotten myself into for the first couple scenes. It feels like it’s simply a bad movie, with ridiculous dialogue and hammy performances, but that’s the trick. It feels so authentically campy, that when it starts shifting it’s almost like a magic trick.

    I actually watched the movie because I saw Travis Woods, the author of that piece, talking to someone about it on Twitter. It’s a great essay, but definitely one to read after you’ve seen the movie.

    This is definitely the kind of movie I’m going to try and convince a bunch of friends to see.

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  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    Joker should definitely win, it would be endlessly hilarious

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    Joker should definitely win, it would be endlessly hilarious

    They should let Joker win and then give the Oscar to Martin Scorsese.

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  • LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    also

    turns out in the cats stage musical there's a superhero cat who wasn't included in the movie

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    I watched Boogie Nights today, I've seen it before but I started to think "hmm, might be too long" and then the turn to the 80s happened and the last hour of the movie was completely spellbinding so I guess I'll shut my mouth

    I did learn that PTA was the age I am currently when he made it so it DOES make me want to bury my head and also the rest of me in sand

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  • AlphaRomeroAlphaRomero Registered User regular
    Lalabox wrote: »
    also

    turns out in the cats stage musical there's a superhero cat who wasn't included in the movie

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    They probably couldn't get the rights from Marvel to use it.

  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    put bustopher jones into the mcu

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    put Batman Jones in the DCEU

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    edited January 20
    Lalabox wrote: »
    also

    turns out in the cats stage musical there's a superhero cat who wasn't included in the movie

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    I don't know what this is but I've seen Cats performed in a theater several times and don't remember any visor wearing motherfucker with a letter on their chest.

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    He was behind you.

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    A roommate won our movie roulette wheel last night, so we watched Brightburn.

    My roommates liked it.

    I hated it.

    @Zonugal that movie quietly made me angrier and angrier

    What a gross, shitty movie

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Lalabox wrote: »
    also

    turns out in the cats stage musical there's a superhero cat who wasn't included in the movie

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    well yes of course, we don't want to just make it zany nonsense

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Lalabox wrote: »
    also

    turns out in the cats stage musical there's a superhero cat who wasn't included in the movie

    86184loy8uax.png

    I don't know what this is but I've seen Cats performed in a theater several times and don't remember any visor wearing motherfucker with a letter on their chest.

    You don't remember the part where all the cats gather and spell out the named GARFIELD, their lord and savior?

    Must have been taken out for the wider release.

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    That's a big Nermal.

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  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    edited January 20
    -Tal wrote: »
    Joker should definitely win, it would be endlessly hilarious

    Win one Oscar, shame on you
    Win two Oscars, Joker's trick

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    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    That's a big Nermal.

    You're a big Nermal

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    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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    Ringo wrote: »
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    That's a big Nermal.

    You're a big Nermal

    Holy shit.

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited January 20
    :redface: th-thank you

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Got that BNE

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  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    i got caught in a Star Wars argument. I didn’t bring a word of it up and suddenly I hear GUS THINKS THE WORST STAR WARS IS THE BEST ONE. (Last Jedi) so I take some attacks on my film opinions from five boys after a football game for about fifteen minutes.

    One brings up “well he does have good takes on Annihilation. He’s not always wrong”

    “I actually watched it again last night”

    “What. What. SO DID I!”

    “It was my fourth and I still find new things”

    “It was my fourth time... too”

    “Uh should we check for tattoos”

    And that’s how Annihilation saved my night

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