What Is The Best Tim Curry [Movie]?

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  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    It's even better when you hear the translations - half of them keep his near-breaking while the other half try to fix it and play it straight:


    The Spanish guy literally chortles!

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  • TenzytileTenzytile Registered User regular
    Criterion spine #1022: The Prince of Tides

    Here's a film I probably wouldn't have watched unless it was a Criterion release. Sometimes that's true in a good way, like 'oh, I hadn't heard of this and it seems interesting'. This isn't the case. I had heard of The Prince of Tides, a 1991 middle-brow Oscar player from Barbara Streisand about feelings and stuff. More specifically it's about a man from South Carolina who reluctantly participates in therapy when his sister attempts suicide.

    This is definitely a 1991 awards player, hitting all the notes you'd expect from Hollywood in the 80s or 90s. It's got everything: nostalgic memories, rape, a syrupy score, getting a nerd to learn football, an improbable love story, a snobby violinist who dabs on Nolte by playing Dixie in his face, sensual ass-grabbing, shotgun violence, someone happily eating dog food, a gay man played by a straight comedian, and fucking in a beeswax candle-lit cabin. Stylistically it's not a whole lot better. Competent for the time, but pretty dated now. Pale to warm cinematography where everyone has a backlight and there's some scenic shots for pretty points. But while a lot of it is horseshit, it has a major caveat:

    Nick Nolte carries the film on his shoulders. It's a role that could have been portrayed in broad, macho strokes, but Nolte does a great job internalizing his emotions underneath a cynical and charismatic exterior. It's strong work, especially so because even when the score is soaring and Babs is sucking on his nipple, he stays believable. Unfortunately he makes Streisand look like an amateur. I don't think she was ever that strong of an actor, but her instincts are all wrong for a wise therapist type. She's entirely too mannered towards faux-poise, with erratic blinking and a general nervousness she can't repress. Supporting performances, like Blythe Danner as Nolte's tired wife, or George Carlin as the gay friend are serviceable but stereotypical.

    It's not very good, and not very good in a way that is pretty specific to the time it was made.

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    knitdan wrote: »
    You forgot the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    So that is fucked up...

    but, coincidentally, I was watching a supercut of Tim Curry as Darth Sidious in Clone Wars



    and I was like... wait... is Cad Bane played by Alan Rickman?

    no, it's prolific voice actor Corey Burton. But FFFUUUUCCCCKKKK if that isn't a spot-on Alan Rickman underneath the audio aberration

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
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    It's even better when you hear the translations - half of them keep his near-breaking while the other half try to fix it and play it straight:


    The Spanish guy literally chortles!

    this is amazing

    i fucking love this

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
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  • RingoRingo He/Him Bury me at Lone Tree DenRegistered User regular
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    Kruite wrote: »
    what about



    *runs away*

    jesus christ and all his carpenter friends, what is this?

    I've been meaning to revisit Oscar, see if it's actually fun

    From what I recall that trailer is just 90's trash voiceover, the movie wasn't that bad

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  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
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    wandering wrote: »
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    It’s almost like I did it deliberately for a laugh and made an obvious allusion to doing so in the OP.

    Rocky Horror is his most iconic role and probably the least interesting answer to the question, as it’s the most obvious. And quite possibly the right answer!
    Yeah I can understand why you wouldn’t want the single best, sexiest, longest running, and most culturally important film ever made to overshadow the other options

    But Bogart included Muppet Treasure Island so I'm not even sure what you're trying to say here

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    Oshit, Dredd just got added to UK Netflix

    I know what I'm watching this weekend

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  • CasualCasual Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Flap Flap Flap Registered User regular
    It's even better when you hear the translations - half of them keep his near-breaking while the other half try to fix it and play it straight:


    The Spanish guy literally chortles!

    It's very good that they all made the attempt to chew the scenery as hard as Curry did. None of them succeeded, but you can hardly hold that against them.

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    Oshit, Dredd just got added to UK Netflix

    I know what I'm watching this weekend

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  • AtomikaAtomika Be a hero. Wear a mask. And a cape, if that’s your thing. Registered User regular
    With Ray Fisher getting fired from The Flash and David O. Russell getting a new film set up at Disney, it feels like suddenly overnight we lost ten years of social progress in the industry

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited January 14
    Wadsworth in Clue
    Tim Curry in Brutal Legend

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  • CasualCasual Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Flap Flap Flap Registered User regular
    edited January 14
    Oshit, Dredd just got added to UK Netflix

    I know what I'm watching this weekend


    Man I wanted this movie to succeed so bad, it's the only time I've ever gone out and bought the blu-ray, OST (which is really good) and just generally gone out of my way to support a movie with my wallet. It was just such a refreshing change to have some tight storytelling with relatable stakes. AFAIK it didn't do that great financially, and they auctioned off all the props with no plans to make another. :C

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Storyteller Registered User regular


    Tim Curry in a flawless disguise.

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  • AlphaRomeroAlphaRomero Registered User regular
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    It's only sad that Tim Curry was not in even more stuff while he was physically able.

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  • Banzai5150Banzai5150 Registered User regular
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    Taramoor wrote: »


    Tim Curry in a flawless disguise.

    I still will answer the who is it with “wilderness girl cookies” and nobody ever gets the reference!

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Drez wrote: »
    The best Tim Curry movie is the video game Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers.

    I don't know, he has to rock a fake mustache made from cat hair and maple syrup in Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned.
    Taramoor wrote: »


    Tim Curry in a flawless disguise.

    Wow that movie looks like it’s much worse than I remember.

    Is that the one with Emilio Estevez?

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  • SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
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    Wow that movie looks like it’s much worse than I remember.he cop who freaks out holding a gun because he shot someone.
    Drez wrote: »
    Drez wrote: »
    The best Tim Curry movie is the video game Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers.

    I don't know, he has to rock a fake mustache made from cat hair and maple syrup in Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned.
    Taramoor wrote: »


    Tim Curry in a flawless disguise.

    Wow that movie looks like it’s much worse than I remember.

    Is that the one with Emilio Estevez?
    Yup. And Samuel L. Jackson was his partner.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
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    As far as I'm aware, the only film that actually acknowledges its gratuitous butt walk in the moonlight scene.

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    It's even better when you hear the translations - half of them keep his near-breaking while the other half try to fix it and play it straight:


    The Spanish guy literally chortles!

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  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Fighting The Rising Odds Registered User, Moderator mod
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    LE SPACE!

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  • Snake GandhiSnake Gandhi Des Moines, IARegistered User regular
    edited January 14
    Wadsworth in Clue
    I only hesitated voting Clue because as great as Curry is it's the whole ensemble that makes that movie amazing.

    But I still voted Clue.

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  • Kipling217Kipling217 Registered User regular
    Atomika wrote: »
    With Ray Fisher getting fired from The Flash and David O. Russell getting a new film set up at Disney, it feels like suddenly overnight we lost ten years of social progress in the industry

    Well Ray Fisher was giving them bad publicity with demanding that a studio head should be fired, a studio exec that was hired after Justice League had bombed in theaters. Like what did he expect would happen? Especially since he was the actor with the thinnest resume on the entire film.

    If you want to see it done right, look up the actor that was fired from Heroes because apparently Ali Larter is a racist bitch. Guy made sure to have all his bases covered and multiple people providing background sources. Based on that piece alone, Ali Larter is on my no watch list. David O. Russell is already on it.

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  • lunchbox12682lunchbox12682 MinnesotaRegistered User regular
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    What? No one mentions the American Duos episode of Psych? That could be a series all on its own.

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  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style Warning: Mothership Reporting Kennewick, WARegistered User regular
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    What? No one mentions the American Duos episode of Psych? That could be a series all on its own.

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    Tim Curry in Legend made me uncomfortable

  • Atlas in ChainsAtlas in Chains Registered User regular
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    Tim Curry in Legend made me uncomfortable

    Yeah, that devil definitely fucks. Like, a lot.

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  • Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    edited January 14
    Tim Curry in Legend made me uncomfortable

    Yeah, that devil definitely fucks. Like, a lot.

    His minions don't call him Big D for nothing.

    Not to mention that he is clearly... horny.

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    Banzai5150 wrote: »
    Taramoor wrote: »


    Tim Curry in a flawless disguise.

    I still will answer the who is it with “wilderness girl cookies” and nobody ever gets the reference!

    I always went with "rrrrroooooooom service!"

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited January 15
    I'm a fan of a falsetto "Housekeeping!" like David Spade does in Black Sheep.

    I remember nothing else from that film other than "D-! I PASSED!" and "Fat man in a little coat~"

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    Wow that movie looks like it’s much worse than I remember.he cop who freaks out holding a gun because he shot someone.
    Drez wrote: »
    Drez wrote: »
    The best Tim Curry movie is the video game Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers.

    I don't know, he has to rock a fake mustache made from cat hair and maple syrup in Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned.
    Taramoor wrote: »


    Tim Curry in a flawless disguise.

    Wow that movie looks like it’s much worse than I remember.

    Is that the one with Emilio Estevez?
    Yup. And Samuel L. Jackson was his partner.

    Oh my lord. For me to flat out forget Samuel L. Jackson in a role, it must have been bad.

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    Quite certain I can be satisfied only watching Tim Curry films for the remainder of my movie watching life.

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  • zagdrobzagdrob Registered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    I'm a fan of a falsetto "Housekeeping!" like David Spade does in Black Sheep.

    I remember nothing else from that film other than "D-! I PASSED!" and "Fat man in a little coat~"

    Fat GUY in a little coat.

    And 'The bees the bees'. Tommy Boy / Black Sheep super-quotable, almost Austin Powers level.

    Oddly in all my movies I somehow haven't ever (that I can recall) seen Clue. I really should probably correct that and I think my kid is old enough (10) to enjoy it.

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    zagdrob wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    I'm a fan of a falsetto "Housekeeping!" like David Spade does in Black Sheep.

    I remember nothing else from that film other than "D-! I PASSED!" and "Fat man in a little coat~"

    Fat GUY in a little coat.

    And 'The bees the bees'. Tommy Boy / Black Sheep super-quotable, almost Austin Powers level.

    Oddly in all my movies I somehow haven't ever (that I can recall) seen Clue. I really should probably correct that and I think my kid is old enough (10) to enjoy it.

    I still do the "what'd ya do?!" quote at work whenever somebody has an oopsie with a forklift.

    And if you are going to show a 10 year old Clue, make sure you play the game at least once beforehand. It primes the pump, as they say.

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    edited January 15
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    Yeah, I specifically checked out Clue at the video store because I was all over the board game and hungry for more Clue-related content.

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    zagdrob wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    I'm a fan of a falsetto "Housekeeping!" like David Spade does in Black Sheep.

    I remember nothing else from that film other than "D-! I PASSED!" and "Fat man in a little coat~"

    Fat GUY in a little coat.

    And 'The bees the bees'. Tommy Boy / Black Sheep super-quotable, almost Austin Powers level.

    Oddly in all my movies I somehow haven't ever (that I can recall) seen Clue. I really should probably correct that and I think my kid is old enough (10) to enjoy it.

    It starts pretty slow, I don't know how much patience your kid has but it might be a struggle.

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  • Atlas in ChainsAtlas in Chains Registered User regular
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    zagdrob wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    I'm a fan of a falsetto "Housekeeping!" like David Spade does in Black Sheep.

    I remember nothing else from that film other than "D-! I PASSED!" and "Fat man in a little coat~"

    Fat GUY in a little coat.

    And 'The bees the bees'. Tommy Boy / Black Sheep super-quotable, almost Austin Powers level.

    Oddly in all my movies I somehow haven't ever (that I can recall) seen Clue. I really should probably correct that and I think my kid is old enough (10) to enjoy it.

    It starts pretty slow, I don't know how much patience your kid has but it might be a struggle.

    That's why you try the boardgame first! Any kid that will sit through setup and rule explanation is the kind of kid that will appreciate it.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
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    Watched Master and Commander tonight on Prime.

    How are the books? I know there's 20/21 of the MF'ers; are they more 'action' or do they go into great and excruciating detail on the type and history of the hemp that was used to braid this particular rope?

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    MichaelLC wrote: »
    Watched Master and Commander tonight on Prime.

    How are the books? I know there's 20/21 of the MF'ers; are they more 'action' or do they go into great and excruciating detail on the type and history of the hemp that was used to braid this particular rope?

    Honestly, it's neither, really. They're not action-packed rollercoasters (except sometimes when they are) but they're also not like Moby Dick or whatever you might be imagining.

    It's basically, here are these two characters: Aubrey, a genius at sea and kind of the rollicking ideal of British masculinity but also a bit of a well-meaning oaf on land, and Maturin, a humanist scientist-philosopher with a fiery artistic temperament, a gift for bitchiness and self-sabotage, and who is also (this did not come up in the movie) a spy and level 99 assassin. And then we take these two characters and we stick them in a situation. Sometimes the situation is an awkward dinner party with a lady one of them wants to bone and the other wants to get secret information out of, sometimes it's trying to bail out crewmen who got drunk on shore and locked up in the town jail, sometimes it's epic sea battles or chases halfway around the world, sometimes it's pulling off heists and capers. One time it's escaping across France, on foot, with Aubrey wearing a taxidermy bear costume.

    Each of the books has very different energies and starting with either 2 or 3, they flow seamlessly one into the next. An individual novel is just kind of a stopping place rather than a conclusion; a given book might begin with Jane Austen romance and carriage shit, then become a murder mystery in London, then turn into a sea adventure, then end with them shipwrecked in the South Seas. Then the next book might pick up with them doing the Robinson Crusoe thing, getting rescued, ending up in India, and having to help hunt a man-eating tiger to settle a bet. Stuff is always happening, but it's always kind of...to give these two characters something to react to. Their back-and-forth is the heart of the series. If a battle or action scene isn't important from a character point of view, it is disposed of in a page, but a different battle might take up almost an entire book.

    Also, there's no laborious exposition, but that doesn't mean they're like, easy reads or dumbed down or anything. What O'Brien does is create a sense of total immersion. People speak in the dialect of their day with basically no concessions made to the modern reader aside from not doing any affected ye olde-style spelling or punctuation (so there's None of the Random Capitalization of Yore to Bedevil the Senses). But characters talk about the issues of the day - political, military, scientific, philosophical - with total fluency, they make complicated puns in multiple languages (or in Jack's case, hilarious malaprops, assuming you can read French or German), reference incredibly obscure-to-us artists and composers, and of course on top of all this is the incredibly complex nature of a ship and all the associated jargon and specialized concepts that go with it.

    The story never stops to explain any of this, which is why each volume is surprisingly slim (only 300 pages on average), but you'll be hitting Wikipedia a lot. Like a lot. O'Brien isn't writing for a modern audience, but for an audience from 1810 and if you can't keep up his attitude is like "lol go fuck yourself."

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