The Amazing Spiderman 2 - got the BD ver. on Apknite and watch it once a month.

Superhero movies are about the only ones I can enjoy (as of recently).

However, I’m not watching the new Spiderman films. I mainly only watch The Amazing Spiderman films because Andrew Garfield is hot.

I mean, Tom Holland is hot too, but he always looks like he has mouthwash in his mouth but refuses to spit.

Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood.  

Impossible to review. More of a love letter to late 60s Hollywood than anything else. Less action-y than you might guess. Highly stylized but less so than his other films. Worth seeing, for sure, but it isn’t a masterpiece, imo. 

winetarelli posted:

Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood.  

Impossible to review. More of a love letter to late 60s Hollywood than anything else. Less action-y than you might guess. Highly stylized but less so than his other films. Worth seeing, for sure, but it isn’t a masterpiece, imo. 

Almost saw over the weekend.

jcocktosten posted:
winetarelli posted:

Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood.  

Impossible to review. More of a love letter to late 60s Hollywood than anything else. Less action-y than you might guess. Highly stylized but less so than his other films. Worth seeing, for sure, but it isn’t a masterpiece, imo. 

Almost saw over the weekend.

FWIW, as time has worn on, I like it more and more. 

winetarelli posted:sOnce Upon a Time... In Hollywood.  

Impossible to review. More of a love letter to late 60s Hollywood than anything else. Less action-y than you might guess. Highly stylized but less so than his other films. Worth seeing, for sure, but it isn’t a masterpiece, imo. 

Can't stand QT's alternate reality fairy tales. As a Jew I found Inglourious Basterds a particularly offensive example. I won't be seeing this.

The Old Man posted:
winetarelli posted:sOnce Upon a Time... In Hollywood.  

Impossible to review. More of a love letter to late 60s Hollywood than anything else. Less action-y than you might guess. Highly stylized but less so than his other films. Worth seeing, for sure, but it isn’t a masterpiece, imo. 

Can't stand QT's alternate reality fairy tales. As a Jew I found Inglourious Basterds a particularly offensive example. I won't be seeing this.

I’m Jewish and I found Inglorious Basterds cathartic. Absolutely loved it. 

winetarelli posted:
The Old Man posted:
winetarelli posted:sOnce Upon a Time... In Hollywood.  

Impossible to review. More of a love letter to late 60s Hollywood than anything else. Less action-y than you might guess. Highly stylized but less so than his other films. Worth seeing, for sure, but it isn’t a masterpiece, imo. 

Can't stand QT's alternate reality fairy tales. As a Jew I found Inglourious Basterds a particularly offensive example. I won't be seeing this.

I’m Jewish and I found Inglorious Basterds cathartic. Absolutely loved it. 

Cathartic? A few Jews change the course of history? Silly Jews, if only you had done what the fairy tale portrayed you could have avoided all that misery. This is a tribute to the 6 million who died and many more who suffered? I am not looking for, nor need, a Jewish revenge fantasy when the reality was so horrible. If you want to see an alternate reality show concerning WWII, may I suggest the much deeper The Man in the High Castle?

I just saw Inglorious Basterds for the first time.  My biggest take away was the performance of Christoph Waltz as the SS officer.  Utterly brilliant acting, in my opinion.  I reveled in his acting even as I hated his character.  I could watch his opening scenes in the farmhouse and the scene in the Paris cafe over and over; he dripped evil even as he put on a facade of false gentility ("Wait for the creme!").  My wife couldn't make the distinction and just hated him and the character.  

Rothko posted:

I just saw Inglorious Basterds for the first time.  My biggest take away was the performance of Christoph Waltz as the SS officer.  Utterly brilliant acting, in my opinion.  I reveled in his acting even as I hated his character.  I could watch his opening scenes in the farmhouse and the scene in the Paris cafe over and over; he dripped evil even as he put on a facade of false gentility ("Wait for the creme!").  My wife couldn't make the distinction and just hated him and the character.  

I just read that he received the Academy Award for his performance.  I didn't know that.  Well earned.

Viewing alert: This is a rare chance to see a rarely seen great film. On Amazon is Rock Hudson's best film (partly because it's totally different than any other Rock Hudson movie), John Frankenheimer's Seconds. Sometimes thought of as the third of his "paranoia in America" series which began with The Manchurian Candidate and followed with Seven Days in May

Seconds is guaranteed to snap your head off at least two or three times and keep you intrigued throughout. Another plus is the fantastic black and white photography by James Wong Howe.

It is best to know as little as possible going into the film so I recommend avoiding even reading the one sentence Amazon blurb. On a side note, this was one of my mother's favorite films.

jcocktosten posted:

Finally saw Get Out.  Absolutely brilliant.  

I'd like to give you an example of how clever Peele is, there are number of "easter eggs" but that is not why it's brilliant. This is especially true of the lesser film US; hidden things like the obvious VHS tapes at the beginning of the movie are not great filmmaking.

SPOILER ALERT

What is the purpose of the first driving scene when they get stopped by the cop after the accident? Well, one thing we notice is she is fighting hard not to let the cop see her "man's" driver license. Of course we will now. But it's real purpose is to set you up for the final scene: A black man is surrounded by dead people, a cop car rolls up. We know what's going to happen when the white cop gets out of the car--our hero's off to jail. But wait it's not a cop it's...

The cop setup at the beginning is to lodge the idea of what we think is going to happen in the end. 

So I leave you with these, if you're watching the movie in the correct aspect ratio (not 1.77:1, but 2.39:1) why is the front of the house deliberately symmetrical?

Why a ukulele, why a lacrosse stick and why bingo cards?

Perhaps the most interesting thing about the movie is that the "bad guys" aren't racists like you'd might expect in a "social commentary" movie. Unlike the ham-fisted, Blackkklansman, they "love" black people.

The Old Man posted:
jcocktosten posted:

Finally saw Get Out.  Absolutely brilliant.  

I'd like to give you an example of how clever Peele is, there are number of "easter eggs" but that is not why it's brilliant. This is especially true of the lesser film US; hidden things like the obvious VHS tapes at the beginning of the movie are not great filmmaking.

SPOILER ALERT

What is the purpose of the first driving scene when they get stopped by the cop after the accident? Well, one thing we notice is she is fighting hard not to let the cop see her "man's" driver license. Of course we will now. But it's real purpose is to set you up for the final scene: A black man is surrounded by dead people, a cop car rolls up. We know what's going to happen when the white cop gets out of the car--our hero's off to jail. But wait it's not a cop it's...

The cop setup at the beginning is to lodge the idea of what we think is going to happen in the end. 

So I leave you with these, if you're watching the movie in the correct aspect ratio (not 1.77:1, but 2.39:1) why is the front of the house deliberately symmetrical?

Why a ukulele, why a lacrosse stick and why bingo cards?

Perhaps the most interesting thing about the movie is that the "bad guys" aren't racists like you'd might expect in a "social commentary" movie. Unlike the ham-fisted, Blackkklansman, they "love" black people.

All very good points and although I was moderately spoiler free seeing it 2 years after the fact I was watching and trying to pay more attention than normal   Frankly the movie worked on so many levels.  I expected a lot and was still blown away.  Jordan Peele is insanely talented   His old partner Keegan Michael Key is also hilarious but I see where some of their sensibolity came from.   Definitely plan on rewatching

If you watched it on FXNow I have bad news: It is not being shown in the correct aspect ratio. Not only does this not honor the choice the filmmaker made of his canvas, but it also means you didn't see a whopping 28% of the movie. I strongly suggest, for your next viewing, getting the excellent Blu-ray. There is no need for the 4k version.

winetarelli posted:

Rewatched two very different films from the same era:

The Mask

The Last Seduction 

You are too young - not the same era at least to me.  Almost 10 years apart. 

Good movies but one is mid 80s and one is mid 90s

Great cast in Mask- Stoltz, Cher, Lauran Dern, Sam Elliot others.

Linda Fiorentino's break out also in last Seduction (although I guess some would say Vision Quest)

winetarelli posted:

The Mask... with Jim Carrey. Both films are 1994. 

 

But perhaps I will check out the other film, as well.

But I also wish her career had caught fire. She was good in MIB and Kevin Smith’s best film: Dogma, however.  

Never mind - my thoughts went to Mask not The Mask.  I hated that movie

jcocktosten posted:
winetarelli posted:

The Mask... with Jim Carrey. Both films are 1994. 

 

But perhaps I will check out the other film, as well.

But I also wish her career had caught fire. She was good in MIB and Kevin Smith’s best film: Dogma, however.  

Never mind - my thoughts went to Mask not The Mask.  I hated that movie

Maybe, but Cameron Diaz never looked better, IMO.

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