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The Last [movie] Thread of the Summer of 2024

AtomikaAtomika Live fast and get fucked or whateverRegistered User regular
edited May 30 in Debate and/or Discourse
Here’s a list of the stuff coming up we can look forward to this summer to help us dissociate through reality:


In a Violent Nature
The Dead Don’t Hurt
Robot Dreams
Bad Boys: Ride or Die
Inside Out 2
The Bikeriders
The Exorcism
A Quiet Place: Day One
MaXXXine
Longlegs
Fly Me to the Moon
Twisters
Deadpool & Wolverine
Cuckoo
Borderlands
Alien: Romulus
The Crow
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice



Looks pretty sedate for blockbuster season, really. Very few action extravaganzas now that The Fall Guy and Furiosa have diminished and gone into the west, yet curiously deep on prestige horror. Whatcha got an eye out for?



As always, Star Wars and Marvel talk go in the appropriate threads.

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    I see people say about Furiosa that
    It explains everything about her, but it actually doesn't. There's was supposed to be some stuff about her being the only woman who can put Rictus in his place and thus the only person Immortan Joe could trust to protect his wives. It explains why she's in the position she is in at the beginning of Fury Road and they just kind of.. gloss over it. She captures Dementus, it flashes forward by like a decade and she's ready to bust the wives out. Given Furiosa is a lot more.. personable in Fury Road, I feel like there's a huge ass gap in this movie of her going from the nobody unemotive who took out Dementus to Immortan Joe's right hand who actually feels like a developed character.

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    ChallChall Registered User regular
    Fall Guy was pretty good. It probably won't be an Oscar favorite but it was a fun action movie.

    There is also a minor gag throughout the movie of
    Gosling's character repeatedly trying and failing to get a goddamn cup of coffee
    and there was a dude sat behind me in the theater who was losing his shit laughing every time it happened. Sometimes the theater experience can be good

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    Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    Chall wrote: »
    Fall Guy was pretty good. It probably won't be an Oscar favorite but it was a fun action movie.

    There is also a minor gag throughout the movie of
    Gosling's character repeatedly trying and failing to get a goddamn cup of coffee
    and there was a dude sat behind me in the theater who was losing his shit laughing every time it happened. Sometimes the theater experience can be good

    They cribbed from Hudson Hawk?

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    Atlas in ChainsAtlas in Chains Registered User regular
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    ChallChall Registered User regular
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Chall wrote: »
    Fall Guy was pretty good. It probably won't be an Oscar favorite but it was a fun action movie.

    There is also a minor gag throughout the movie of
    Gosling's character repeatedly trying and failing to get a goddamn cup of coffee
    and there was a dude sat behind me in the theater who was losing his shit laughing every time it happened. Sometimes the theater experience can be good

    They cribbed from Hudson Hawk?

    I haven't seen Hudson Hawk so, maybe? If so I need to find that dude from the theater and make sure he sees it

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    Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    Yes, Hudson Hawk has a bit where the main character is trying to drink a cappuccino from the first five minutes of the movie all the way through to the end of the final scene.

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    I finished Who Framed Roger Rabbit and

    1. Still great. I appreciate it way more after getting a babby's understanding of movie making.
    2. I forgot I blocked that ending from my mind.

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    Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    Furiosa was good!

    It was crafted with more care and way more interesting that the vast majority of action movies made in the last decade, and a bonus, it wasn’t a marvel movie!

    Did people just decide it was bad because it was a prequel

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    Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    I finished Who Framed Roger Rabbit and

    1. Still great. I appreciate it way more after getting a babby's understanding of movie making.
    2. I forgot I blocked that ending from my mind.

    Why, what's up with the ending?

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    Furiosa was pretty fucking good, yeah

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    Most collar pull moment of the film?
    Visual Effects director is named Andrew Jackson

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    syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    Quid wrote: »
    I finished Who Framed Roger Rabbit and

    1. Still great. I appreciate it way more after getting a babby's understanding of movie making.
    2. I forgot I blocked that ending from my mind.

    The Dip was horrifying, yes.

    Actually a whole bunch of body horror at the end of that one. Plus it had effectively the same plot hook as True Detective Season 2 lol.

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    RazielMortemRazielMortem Registered User regular
    If you, like me, watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit when a child...the early Dip scene where Doom melts a sentient cartoon sneaker, and the later bits where he turns full Joker psycho were pretty terrifying!

    Hudson Hawk is an underappreciated bonkers masterpiece. Flawed AF but it's still...just incredible to watch what got made.

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    NosfNosf Registered User regular
    edited May 30
    Hudson Hawk was a funny movie and the villains were great, Sandra Bernhard does real well, Richard Grant does his thing and is pretty fantastic. Felt like people had it out for Bruce Willis at the time.

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    Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    Hudson Hawk is one of those movies I would always watch when it was on, but never felt the need to seek out for a watch. It's an enjoyably silly movie with a great cast who know exactly what they are making.

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    GilgaronGilgaron Registered User regular
    I don't think I've ever watched Hudson Hawk all the way through, I remember it being on Saturday afternoon reruns and jokes about how long it was on sitcoms like Urkle's TGIF show. I'm interested in seeing if they can make a good Alien movie this go around, it doesn't seem like it should be as hard as it has been but anything with a fan base is sure to be fraught anymore.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    Moviepass, Movie Crash (HBO) is a new documentary that chronicles the rise and fall of, you guessed it, Papa Johns. And it's fine, everyone here probably remembers how stupid the company got, but it tries to act like the concept would have worked out fine if it had the original founders of the company still working for it as opposed to the usual hollywood loser investors/capital finders who became the face of the company and were clearly jacking up the stock price for their hedge fund buddies. And weirdly it tries to throw racism into the situation as the reason moviepass failed where yeah but no, the concept of moviepass was never going to work. In order to get a big cash infusion from some investors they needed to increase subscribers, so they went from $40/month to $10, and it wasn't even making money at $40 to begin with. There's a lot of pretend post-nut clarity going on but you could see a mile away these new guys that were brought it were going to just accelerate the fall.

    By the end the documentary tries to act like moviepass is what was saving movie theaters, so many people were seeing movies, yet they never talk about how going to theaters meant more revenue from concessions or anything to the benefit of theaters, not even an attempt to pretend that was the case. No, they were heroes of cinema (one dude would watch 30 minutes of Avengers at a theater one day, then the next, then the next, this is psychotic behavior), and the social media clips they pull to show people raving about the service feel hella fake. At this point, there is probably a whole subset of "influencer" actors who are paid to do shitty line reads about whatever to put into documentaries about a topic, and you'll never know if they're real or not because everyone is a vapid narcissist these days. There's also an employee interviewed who has a severe case of forced vocal fry from which you need a cast a level 1337 protection spell on your ears.

    In all, this was an average documentary, felt less like an HBO doc and more like a Netflix doc, which was concerning in the bigger picture as HBO continues to be dragged down by Discovery and Max. If you want a better HBO doc watch Listening to Kenny G, that was fantastic.

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    Smaug6Smaug6 Registered User regular
    So my thoughts on Furiosa
    Its no Fury Road and while i liked it and thought the acting was superb, it was less than the sum of its parts. The film was at least 30 minutes too long and some scenes could have been condensed or combined. Also bullshit we didbt see the war in the wasteland. CGI was used a lot more than in Fury Road, but generally blended well with the practical effects with a few exceptions related to deaths, but all of the fire related CGI was terrible. Each of the major set piece scenes were incredibly well done. My major issue with the movie is that themes have already done to death in the previous movies and yet the script takes so much time beating you over the head with them. Yes the wasteland makes people desperate, cruel and savage. It crushes innocence and everyone has suffered tragedies during the fall of civilization. Why does the script think having Chris Hemsworth spouting about how his life was ruined and his family killed serve as a justification for his actions? They do it over and over again. The first line of Fury Road boiled all of this down to a single line at the start of the movie "each one of us, in our way, was broken." Succicent and efficient story telling. I did like the end fate for Dementus and how the tree bearing fruit kindle hope and action in Furiosa to try and make the world a better place for the wives. Showing that good can come from evil - literally using an evil man as fertilizer to bring about something good and pure. Couple of other misses - why do we need the potential child rape story? We already know that character is evil and despicable. Also, the warboys didnt feel as compelling or passionate as Fury Road. They highlight their fanatacism but they lack the life and energy of Fury Road. Not sure if it was just more of them getting CGI killed or what. Couple of other wierd plot points regarding Dementus losing control over Gas Town, but then conquering the bullet farm? I did like the movie and the set pieces were amazing, i just wish it was Fury Road 2.0 and not what we recieved.

    Kind of rambled there but I just have so many feelings about a good movie that didn't come close to making me feel the way its predecessor did.

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    Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    Hudson Hawk was basically entirely panned by critics just being assholes. I was just a kid when it came out and I still remember that the singular immense gripe was that Bruce Willis was supposed to be an action star now, not a comedy star. It's got a flavor that I certainly understand if it doesn't resonate with everybody but dang, critics of the time were personally invested in bashing the film for not being an action movie.

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    ElJeffeElJeffe Roaming the streets, waving his mod gun around.Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    Hilarious if true, since Bruce Willis literally started as a comedy star.

    And looking at his filmography, he was in exactly two action movies prior to Hudson Hawk, both of them Die Hards. And between Die Hard and Hawk, he did 2 Look Who's Talkings and Bonfire of the Vanities.

    Also: apropos of nothing, but Blind Date is fucking hilarious and has peak John Larroquette.

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    BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    Potentially a hot take but Bruce Willis is honestly a better comedy actor than an action movie actor.

    That sense of timing and delivery is arguably what makes Die Hard work so well.

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    BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    Hudson Hawk is a fairly bad movie. Critics were right.

    It’s true that Bruce Willis has good comedy chops, though, when he’s not leaning too heavily on the oh so charming smirk that makes me wish Hans Gruber was a better shot.

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    Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    Hilarious if true, since Bruce Willis literally started as a comedy star.

    And looking at his filmography, he was in exactly two action movies prior to Hudson Hawk, both of them Die Hards. And between Die Hard and Hawk, he did 2 Look Who's Talkings and Bonfire of the Vanities.

    Also: apropos of nothing, but Blind Date is fucking hilarious and has peak John Larroquette.

    The entirety of the Blind Date "moonwalk" scene never fails to make me belly laugh. Willis and Larroquette are absolutely perfect in that whole exchange.

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    McRhynoMcRhyno Registered User regular
    Kerry Washington, Glenn Close, and Jeremy Renner (first film since accident) have been added to the cast of Wake Up, Dead Man.

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    AtomikaAtomika Live fast and get fucked or whatever Registered User regular
    Oh yay for Renner! 😊

    Happy to see him doing better

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    McRhynoMcRhyno Registered User regular
    edited May 30
    Returning to our popcorn bucket marketing discussion:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90lAiDCdwX4&ab_channel=RyanReynolds

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    knitdanknitdan In ur base Killin ur guysRegistered User regular
    edited May 30
    The only thing on the horizon I’m relly interested in is The Bikeriders

    Though I still think they should have put some more thought and effort into the name, it just scans weird

    But like, Tom Hardy in leather and doing a funny accent? Sign me right the f up

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    McRhynoMcRhyno Registered User regular
    Inception might be the only film I've heard his normal voice in

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    PailryderPailryder Registered User regular
    i really enjoy the pitch meetings, he's done Raiders

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    ChallChall Registered User regular
    Pailryder wrote: »
    i really enjoy the pitch meetings, he's done Raiders

    I hate the YouTube -face images but I guess that's what gets clicks for some reason

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    amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    Atomika wrote: »
    Oh yay for Renner! 😊

    Happy to see him doing better

    He was on Kelly Clarkson today talking about his first stunts since the accident.

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    DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    There was a video by a group that followed youtube trends and production tips and stuff, and when the "big eyes" thing started, they investigated and found out it literally increased the average view counts by 30%. After describing how much they hated the trend, they basically said "but we cant ignore the growth, so were going to start doing it too"

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    OrganichuOrganichu poops peesRegistered User, Moderator mod
    I saw In A Violent Nature last night. Someone sitting near me in the theater was so horrified by the gore that I heard them retching and dry heaving a few times.

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    A Half Eaten OreoA Half Eaten Oreo Registered User regular
    Are SR good videos? The pop up on my feed a lot, but I always skip specifically because of the eyes.

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    BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    Pitch Meeting is frequently solid gold. Don't know or really care about the rest of SR.

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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    McRhyno wrote: »
    Returning to our popcorn bucket marketing discussion:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90lAiDCdwX4&ab_channel=RyanReynolds

    Step aside Dune. Now that's a fuckable popcorn bucket.

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    MvrckMvrck Dwarven MountainhomeRegistered User regular
    Ryan George is a genuinely talented comedian that puts out consistently good work. Also a lot of the Pitch Meetings are really less about dunking on the films so much as dunking on the whole system in general.

    But his non PM stuff is also really good. Especially the naming things skits.

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    amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited May 31
    The only bad thing about pitch meeting is the big eye thumbnails. The rest of it is (mostly) toothless honest humor about the industry and ridiculous shit that either an editor, writer, or director just didn't care about

    I love it.

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    HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    I used to like pitch meeting but made the mistake of watching too many in a row and now his cadence makes me want to tap him on the nose with a rolled up newspaper while sternly saying "No!"

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    That has to be on purpose

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