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  1. I watched the first season of Stranger Things on DVD so I am sure I'll jump in and watch the rest of that seasons, but what are some must-sees, both movies and series?
  2. Might as well start it off with this thread ? what have you guys watched while the boards boards have been down? me: Rampage 2.5/5 Logan 5/5 Flower 3.5/5 Set It Up 4/5 (seriously, this was an actual good romcom)
  3. Not sure there are any of you who have a subscription to Shudder but we're about an hour into the weekly Last Drive-In w/ Joe Bob Briggs and they're showing C.H.U.D. (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers) and I am fucking loving it! Pure nostalgia and awesomeness, definitely worth checking out! (This shit is trending all over Twitter ya'll!)
  4. Scorsese loves his music playing in the background. Just freaking loves it. So when it backed off during the ceremony as Hoffa was going ballistic with Russell, I got a little nervous. Then I'm pretty sure I went 15 or 20 minutes without a lick of music. Tense shit, y'all. In addition to that, you know what got me? At the very end, Hoffa trusted Frank. "Come on, Frank, let's get out of here." The one guy he felt good about besides his son. I also thought the film seemed to be paced quicker once Hoffa came into the picture, probably because his character is the stand-out performance, while Frank's is more internal (GAWD, just watching his face during the music-less sequence was riveting). And you know, the scenes with his daughter were interesting throughout the movie, but I really, really liked how it came full circle at the end. She was just about shaking (I think the only daughter who was?) when the news of Hoffa's death played on TV, and she said most of what she said in the entire movie in that scene when she asked her father why he didn't yet call Jo. And just like that, the relationship is over because she knows he killed her favorite uncle (and under orders from the guy she didn't like, Russell). Good film! With the exception of the excellent Departed (probably because the plot was more well-defined and took place in a smaller time period for most of the movie, unlike Raging Bull, Goodfellas and The Irishman which take place over lifetimes), most of Scorsese's films take a little while to sink in for me. I liked Goodfellas when I first watched it, and then I really freaking loved it. I'd have to watch this again, but there's a lot to like about the film, and it was good enough that my g/f and I watched all 3 1/2 hours of it yesterday, albeit in two chunks.
  5. Or so says Matt Singer at Screen Crush. The trailer will debut on Friday, until then all we have is this odd behind the scenes video: Enormous sets, built to give you the "cat's perspective," talk of "digital fur technology," Taylor Swift and Idris Elba and Judi Dench and Ian McKellan, Cats will have it all. This movie is going to be crazy, I haven't any idea what everyone is going to look like.
  6. This weekend's top ten combined for an estimated $50.35 million, which is the lowest, week eleven combined gross for the top ten since 1995 with all holdovers dropping -60% or more compared to last weekend. With all new wide releases postponed until April 10, things are unlikely to improve. Onward plummeted 73%. The Invisible Man plummeted 60%. https://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/2020W11/?ref_=bo_wey_table_1
  7. Strangely, this originated from the Daily Mail, and everyone's picked up on it. So either they're talking to their own sources, or they could be jumping the gun because DM is suspect. Unconfirmed for now.
  8. This is good news as Ragnarok was easily the best Thor movie. This will unfortunately delay his Akira movie.
  9. Todd Phillips and Warner showed it just now at Cinemacon. Not what I expected but in a really good way. Philips describes the film as a tragedy and it certainly looks it.
  10. I have to say I remember laughing my ass off when I saw the original. It was just so off the world crazy. This one is looking to be just as silly.
  11. To my shock, my girlfriend had never seen any of them. So I took it upon myself to rectify this injustice. I hadn't watched the movies in full in years, so it was fun to go back and see them in sequence. Here's what I thought: Batman Begins - This feels the most different of the three movies because of the smaller budget, but it's actually not as small as I thought. This movie cost $150 million to make, whereas TDK was $185 and around $230 for TDKR. But it felt quite a bit smaller to me, I think because I felt there were way more close-ups and medium shots than the sequels. While it was the pinnacle of superhero movies for a long time for me and many others, I do feel plenty have surpassed it. Its action sequences need a lot of work as the claustrophobic feeling works for scenes involving frightened henchmen but not so much the climax of the movie. And the beginning still feels like it drags a bit, though it's needed for payoffs later. That stuff out of the way, this is still not just a good movie, but also a great starting point that wonderfully sets up the stakes and characters during the Dark Knight Trilogy: Bruce - Wants vengeance and is in conflict with Rachel's ideas. Learns that justice is a larger concept than his feelings. Still has deep feelings for Rachel at the end of the movie (all of these have fantastic continuations in TDK). Has to develop a front as an aloof billionaire playboy so people don't connect him to Batman and his friends are protected. Gordon - One of the good cops who is ambitious and a valuable member of the GPD. Always wants to thank Batman, something that's revisited the next two movies. Rachel - Idealist in the district attorney's office. She's disappointed in Bruce's billionaire playboy personality and disappointed in his quest for vengeance against Chill. Natural admiration, then, for Harvey when he shows up in TDK. I always love watching the scene at Bruce's birthday party; no music plays until the reveal, but even before that, it does a lovely job foreshadowing what's to come. It also leads to another great scene of Bruce putting on a front as some drunk at his own party. "I never got to thank you." "And you'll never have to." Great final lines. The Dark Knight - I forgot how much quicker the pace is for this movie compared to the others. You don't get a break from Joker pushing the city to its limits, and considering his goals, it's fitting that the pace matches the villain. While Ra's was a spiritual villain, Joker is the anarchist. Every time he's nearing a scene, you hear those dissonant chords; you feel his presence. There's that great scene as the funeral for the commissioner where Bruce finds the uniformed men tied up and blindfolded. Those high-pitched strings begin to play, and Bruce finds out that the people who gagged them stole their guns and uniforms. A few seconds later, the mayor stops speaking and the men on the street get ready to shoot their guns in the air. Before they even started, heck I think before the mayor even stopped speaking, I heard my girlfriend say, "Oh no." It's SUCH a great freaking scene and riveting foreshadowing. The entire sequence when the commissioner and judge die and Joker enters is edited to perfection, with the music coming to a climax when Joker's shotgun goes off. You just admire the craft of the movie so much on a repeat viewing. The IMAX scenes look lovely in 1080p, so I can't imagine what all this looks like on an Ultra-HD Blu-Ray. And can we talk about the ending for a bit? I said for Begins that the movie set up plot points that would be explored in detail later. The payoffs for Bruce's relationship with Rachel and his no-killing policy are so rewarding, especially for a big-budget movie like this. The woman who scolded Bruce for his quest for vengeance dies at the ends of a psychopathic terrorist. The terrorist is falling to his death, Batman has every reason to let him die, but he still saves the man who murdered his love interest who inspired him not to kill. And then Joker, who doesn't even value his own life, is disappointed that he was saved and isolated that no one on the ferry became a mass murderer. Joker always is caught off guard or feels put down when called a freak, likely because he was an outcast all his life, but you see him in control for so much of the movie. That look of disappointment and surprise at midnight when the ferries don't blow up is powerful. It's fucking gold. This movie remains the best superhero film for me for so many reasons, and I didn't even get into Harvey, who I think was fantastic, and Bruce, who I think was underrated in this film ("Trying to catch the light?" "Why, who was in it?"). That look he gives Mr. Reese gets me each time. The Dark Knight Rises - I loved the film when it released and I still do. I do think TDK is the most cohesive of all the trilogy, and I think TDKR does have the issue Begins does where the beginning feels quite a bit slower, even though it's establishing important points that will be tackled later in the movie. Yes, even though Google should exist in this universe, it does feel very exposition-y that Alfred seems to get info from there. However, man, do I love this film. First, Ra's was spiritual and Joker was an anarchist, but in this, Bane is the militant villain. Each villain feels significantly different than the previous. Bane also reminds me of the political climate now, tbh: you have an angry populace who has seen Gotham's corruption their whole lives. In Begins, you witness widespread poverty in the Narrows. Gotham's police department is full of crooked cops and members of the League of Shadows to the point that two of them kill their own District Attorney. In The Dark Knight, Harvey Dent is cleaning up the mess but is captured because of cops being paid by the mob. The very corruption he sought to eliminate found their way back to Gordon's unit and led to moles on the inside. So when it's revealed that the Dent Act was also based on a lie -- a DA turned murderer -- Bane is able to take advantage of that and take over the city, forcing the rich and powerful out of their homes and into trials that lead to a certain death. He's clearly not someone who actually wants to improve Gotham, but he's able to use that populist anger in a spectacular uprising. Another thing I noticed were clues that were left in the movie about Miranda's turn. I always noticed that when she takes over as Wayne Enterprises, Bane says that everything is going as planned, which it did. But my girlfriend also noticed, "Wait, if Bane's face was mangled in the pit, when did it happen? He looks like he got out unscathed." Because it wasn't Bane who got out. And when Gordon and Blake corresponded with those three men -- I think they were from the military -- gunfire erupted and Blake said they were ratted out. It didn't even occur to me on my first viewing that Miranda was the one who did that. That also explains why Bane removed her from the group with Gordon who were sent to exile. Despite its size, this is probably Bruce/Batman's most personal movie. His quest to save Gotham ("Not everything. Not yet,") and his anger at those who want to destroy it, his depression over losing Rachel and the defeat in his eyes learning that Rachel chose Dent, and even his complete struggle and defeat during his first fight with Bane (Bane slowly climbs the steps and towers over Batman in the shot while Batman struggles out of breath to catch up with him). Their second fight nearly repeated that shot, but Batman was more focused and knew Bane's weakness behind the mask. I also love the music when Bane goes to pummel Batman and takes off part of the building. It was once again sad to watch the trilogy conclude, but as far as the character, it was rewarding to see Bruce's goal of Batman becoming an incorruptible and immortal symbol continue via Blake/Robin, and it was gratifying to see Bruce finally happy and with a love interest in the end. If you haven't seen them for a while, reward yourself by revisiting this lovely trilogy.
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