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    - What's the first movie that made you think, "Hey, some people made this. It didn't just exist. There's a human personality behind it"?
    Thats a tough one. I hate to name a movie released so late, but maybe Good Will Hunting? I'm sure theres something earlier.

    - What's the first movie you ever walked out of?
    I don't remember the first, but I distinctly remember walking out of Godzilla (1998), Employee of the Month, and Edge of Darkness (only other people in the theater were permitted to bring in a toddler and a baby in a baby carrier). Oh and Twilight.

    - What's the first television show you ever saw that made you think television could be more than entertainment?
    That episode of Knight Rider where he gets married and his wife gets shot and killed fucked me up as a kid.

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    Ditto for The X-Files. I don't think I'd ever walked out of a movie in theaters until I went to Sion Sono's Love Exposure at a film festival, arrived late and had to sit in the front row. I basically couldn't fathom watching four hours of movie like that so I walked out and never sought it again for some reason.

    As for the "makers behind the movie" question, my aunt is a big cinephile and had a lot of books on cinema at her house, so I basically knew guys like Humphrey Bogart existed before I watched the movies they were in. She had a huge coffee table Bogart book with black and white photographs that I loved before being able to read.

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    Technically the first movie I walked out on was the high frame rate version of The Hobbit, but that's just because the format was bothering my eyes, and I did wind up seeing it in its standard version later that same week.

    First and to date only movie I ever walked out of due to quality reasons was the second Fantastic Beasts. I just, I just didn't care, about anything. And upon realizing this maybe 20 or so minutes in, yeah, just sorta casually got up and left. And from what I've heard from people who did finish it, I missed precisely nothing.

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    Guys. I know it's only February, but you can stop looking. I already found the worst film of the year in the Guy Pearce led Disturbing the Peace.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Guys. I know it's only February, but you can stop looking. I already found the worst film of the year in the Guy Pearce led Disturbing the Peace.
    Scale of 1-to-"Bye Bye Man", how bad is it?

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    Funny thing is, I would watch the Bye Bye Man again with someone who hasn't seen it; as a Mystery Science Theater 3000 type of viewing. Same way with the Room.

    I would NOT watch this again. It was painful.

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    I havent heard of the movie but find it a tough sell that Guy Pearce is in anything that is "worst".

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    Am I a square for liking Water's Hairspray more than his earlier films?
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    Shakespeare in Love (1998)

    "...He dies!?" Probably one of Affleck’s best roles.

    Only retained Goop’s utter radiance and scene of Dench’s surprise grand entrance from last viewing (also her waiting a delicious beat for someone, anyone, to help her cross that damn puddle). Paltrow is still as good as I remembered, making a trickily light role look effortless, witty and so charming. Only real problem, and it's significant, is Joseph Fiennes, who is only just okay and, apart from their chemistry, obliterated by Paltrow every scene together. It’s not a problem in Elizabeth the same year, because he’s perfectly utilized there as a supporting role who kind of tags along to be in the presence of Blanchett’s magnificence (and is it a pointed commentary that even Weinstein’s insane awards machine couldn’t sweep him up along with them back then?). Might even entertain the idea of Firth and Fiennes swapping roles, even with the miscast potential of the former, just for a more evenly matched romance. Also, I can’t hear the score now without thinking of Whoopi Goldberg in full queen make-up at her Oscar entrance. 7.5/10
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    Realized I'm late to the conversation about how many repeat theater viewings I've had.

    x2:

    12 Years A Slave
    Amy
    Annihilation
    Ant-Man
    Apollo 11
    Aquaman
    Arrival
    Avengers: Endgame
    A Star Is Born (2018)
    Batman Begins
    The Beach Bum
    Beautiful Boy
    Birdman
    Blair Witch
    Blindspotting
    Booksmart
    Call Me By Your Name
    Captain Underpants
    Casino Royale
    Cloud Atlas
    Cloverfield
    Crazy Rich Asians
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    Deadpool
    The Disaster Artist
    Drive
    Eighth Grarde
    Everybody Wants Some!!
    Ex Machina
    First Reformed
    The Florida Project
    A Ghost Story
    Gone Girl
    Good Time
    Green Room
    Guardians of the Galaxy
    Gravity
    The Hangover
    The Hateful Eight
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
    Hereditary
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    Inception
    Interstellar
    It: Chapter One
    It Comes At Night
    Jackie
    John Wick
    John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum
    Kedi
    Krampus
    Lady Bird
    The Lobster
    Logan
    Manchester By The Sea
    mid90s
    Midsommar
    mother!
    No Country For Old Men
    Once
    Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
    Parasite
    Paterson
    The Peanut Butter Falcon
    Personal Shopper
    The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
    Phantom Thread
    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stoppin’
    Power Rangers
    Ratatouille
    Ready Player One
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    Room
    Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
    Shame
    Silence
    Slumdog Millionaire
    The Social Network
    Sorry To Bother You
    The Spectacular Now
    Spider-Man 3
    Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
    Spring Breakers
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    Superbad
    Swiss Army Man
    There Will Be Blood
    The Favourite
    The Tree of Life
    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    TRON: Legacy
    Tropic Thunder
    Uncut Gems
    Under The Skin
    Vox Lux
    Watchmen
    Widows
    The Witch
    Wonder Woman
    Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

    x3

    1917
    Anomalisa
    Avengers: Age of Ultron
    Black Swan
    The Dark Knight
    Joker
    Mandy
    La La Land
    The Lighthouse
    Roma
    Star Trek (2009)
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    x4

    Blade Runner 2049
    Climax
    Moonlight

    x5

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    x9

    .............The Room

    I'm prepared to explain myself over some of these.
    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    The Invisible Man (Whannell, 2020) 4.5
    Emma. (de Wilde, 2020) 3.5
    What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (Garver, 2020) 3.5
    The Lodge (Fiala/Franz, 2020) 4.5
    Rebecca (Hitchcock, 2020) 4.5
    The Descent (Marshall, 2004) 4.5
    The Assistant (Green, 2020) 4.5
    The Keep (Mann, 1983) 2.5
    Sonic The Hedgehog (Fowler, 2020) 3
    Zombie (Fulci, 1979) 3.5
    The House By The Cemetery (Fulci, 1981) 4
    Gretel and Hansel (Perkins, 2020) 3.5
    The Big Clock (Farrow, 1948) 4

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Guys. I know it's only February, but you can stop looking. I already found the worst film of the year in the Guy Pearce led Disturbing the Peace.
    Heh I can always trust you to find that one movie.
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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    I havent heard of the movie but find it a tough sell that Guy Pearce is in anything that is "worst".
    I double dog dare you to watch it and report back. $6 to rent on Amazon.

    https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/d...the-peace-2020

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    I double dog dare you to watch it and report back. $6 to rent on Amazon.

    https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/d...the-peace-2020
    Ugh, throwing 6 bucks down the shitter for a bad review...okay, I'll just take your word for it.

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    Hey, if you like Pearce that much...

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    Weren't a few people here singing praises for Lockout?

    I never saw it because the trailer looked awful.

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    The Wild Bunch comes awfully close to dethrone Army of Shadows as my top of 1969, which is no small feat because the latter is one of my all-time favorites. One of the most complicated and provocative explorations of a film's own genre ever. "If you're like some animal, you're finished. We're finished. All of us." 5/5
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Weren't a few people here singing praises for Lockout?

    I never saw it because the trailer looked awful.
    It's fun trash

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    It's not that fun and a major disappointment the way the trailer portrays the film.

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    The Wild Bunch comes awfully close to dethrone Army of Shadows as my top of 1969
    My current list for the year:

    1. Katzelmacher (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
    2. Funeral Parade of Roses (Matsumoto Toshio)
    3. Boy (Oshima Nagisa)
    4. L'Armée des ombres (Jean-Pierre Melville)
    5. A Passion (Ingmar Bergman)
    6. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah)
    7. Z (Costa-Gavras)
    8. Law and Order (Frederick Wiseman)
    9. Model Shop (Jacques Demy)
    10. Medium Cool (Haskel Wexler)


    I need to re-watch The Damned, Fellini Satyricon, Ma nuit chez Maud, Que la bête meure, and Une femme douce.
    Just because...
    Prince Charming (Wong Jing, 1984) cold
    Hungry Soul, Parts I and II (Kawashima Yuzo, 1956) cold
    Rocketman (Dexter Fletcher, 2019) cold

    The last book I read was...
    Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film by Seymour Chatman


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    This is the second time in a week I've seen someone mention "Medium Cool." I really, really need to track down a copy.

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    My current list for the year
    I also just watched Law and Order yesterday. My second Wiseman after Hospital, and by necessity of subject matter it's not as unified as that one. Incredible though that Wiseman made such a damning portrait of police brutality through pure pointed observation way back in 1969, with Nixon's "make America right again" a chilling cap-off to the whole film.

    Watched these two back-to-back in part because I watch too little of 1969 and want to fill in the gap. Currently:

    1. Army of Shadows
    2. The Wild Bunch
    3. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    4. Z
    5. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    6. Law and Order
    7. Topaz
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    Quote Quoting Peng (view post)
    The Wild Bunch comes awfully close to dethrone Army of Shadows as my top of 1969, which is no small feat because the latter is one of my all-time favorites. One of the most complicated and provocative explorations of a film's own genre ever. "If you're like some animal, you're finished. We're finished. All of us." 5/5
    My favorite film of all time. Almost perfect. "If they move, kill 'em."
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    This is the second time in a week I've seen someone mention "Medium Cool." I really, really need to track down a copy.
    Was I the first one?
    Last edited by Grouchy; 02-17-2020 at 12:51 PM.

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    This is the second time in a week I've seen someone mention "Medium Cool." I really, really need to track down a copy.
    Netflix DVD has it.
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    Dark City holds up really well.

    And the ending psychic battle is just as bad as ever!

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