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  1. #69276
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    Seen only nine. Ranking would be...

    1. Carrie
    2. Phantom of the Paradise
    3. The Untouchables
    4. Mission: Impossible
    5. Hi, Mom!
    6. Sisters
    7. Obsession
    8. Greetings
    9. Passion
    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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    Spicy
    Dressed to Kill (1980)
    Femme fatale (2002)
    Sisters (1972)


    Warm
    Carrie (1976)
    The Fury (1978)
    Raising Cain (1992) [theatrical release version]


    Mild
    Blow Out (1981)
    Carlito's Way (1993)
    Passion (2012)
    Scarface (1983)


    Cold
    The Black Dahlia (2006)
    Murder à la mod (1968)
    Redacted (2007)
    The Untouchables (1987)

    It's been too long since I've seen Obsession or Mission: Impossible, though obviously I'd much rather revisit the former than the latter.
    Just because...
    Somebody Up There Likes Me (Bob Byington, 2012) mild
    Opium (Robert Reinert, 1919) warm
    Four Weddings and a Funeral (Mike Newell, 1994) mild

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    I watched all of these 8 or 9 years ago, but I have seen 27 of his movies:

    4 Stars:
    1. Snake Eyes (1998)
    2. Dressed to Kill (1980)
    3. Raising Cain (1992)
    4. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
    5. Blow Out (1981)
    6. Casualties of War (1989)


    3 Stars:
    1. Femme Fatale (2002)
    2. Obsession (1976)
    3. Sisters (1973)
    4. The Untouchables (1987)
    5. Body Double (1984)
    6. Mission to Mars (2000)
    7. The Black Dahlia (2006)


    2 Stars:
    1. Greetings (1968)
    2. Murder a la Mod (1968)
    3. The Wedding Part (1969)
    4. Hi, Mom (1970)
    5. Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972)
    6. Carrie (1976)
    7. The Fury (1978)
    8. Home Movies (1980)
    9. Scarface (1983)
    10. Wise Guys (1986)
    11. Carlito's Way (1993)
    12. Mission: Impossible (1996)
    13. Redacted (2007)


    Really Fucking Bad:
    1. Dionysus (1970)

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    4 stars for Snake Eyes? Wow! I should watch that again.

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    Why the heck is Scarface 3 hours is my issue.

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    I've never liked Scarface. Most overrated movie of all time.
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    Quote Quoting Lazlo (view post)
    Let's rank 'em!

    1. Mission: Impossible
    2. The Untouchables
    3. Sisters
    4. Blow Out
    5. Femme Fatale
    6. Body Double
    7. Carlito's Way
    8. Dressed to Kill
    9. Carrie
    10. Scarface
    11. Snake Eyes
    12. The Fury
    13. Casualties of War
    14. Mission to Mars
    15. Raising Cain
    16. Passion
    17. The Bonfire of the Vanities
    19. Redacted
    20. Wise Guys
    21. The Black Dahlia
    I've seen 10. Out of those I think Blow Out is his best.
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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    I've never liked Scarface. Most overrated movie of all time.
    It's a legitimately terrible movie, gorgeously made.

    I saw it as a kid and hated it. Watched it twice as an adult and each time it interested me a little more. I'm fascinated by the idea of DePalma making an over-indulgent movie about over-indulgent people.

    That, and I don't think Mann's "Miami Vice" (or a huge chunk of Mann's career) would exist without "Scarface."

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    The only thing in this world that gives orders is balls

    Just glorious.

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    Great (80+)
    Carrie

    Carlito's Way

    Very Good (70-79)

    Dressed to Kill
    Casualties of War

    Good (60-69)

    Body Double
    The Untouchables
    Sisters
    Femme Fatale
    The Fury
    Mission: Impossible

    Average (50-59)

    Blow Out
    The Bonfire of the Vanities
    Scarface

    Mediocre (40-49)
    Passion
    Snake Eyes
    Raising Cain
    Domino

    Poor (30-39)
    Mission to Mars
    The Phantom of Paradise
    The Black Dahlia
    Obsession
    Last 10 Movies Seen
    (90+ = canonical, 80-89 = brilliant, 70-79 = strongly recommended, 60-69 = good, 50-59 = mixed, 40-49 = below average with some good points, 30-39 = poor, 20-29 = bad, 10-19 = terrible, 0-9 = soul-crushingly inept in every way)

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    (1973) 70
    The Day After
    (1983
    ) 63
    Duck, You Sucker (1971) 68
    Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) 71
    Noriko’s Dinner Party
    (2005) 61
    The Third Murder (2017) 56

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    (1999) 85

    /Toy Story
    (1995) 65
    Vice (2018) 57
    The Counterfeit Traitor (1962) 62

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    Good
    Femme Fatale
    Hi, Mom!
    Blow Out
    Mission: Impossible
    Carlito's Way
    Carrie

    Average
    Greetings
    Snake Eyes
    Scarface
    Mission to Mars

    Bad
    Casualties of War
    The Bonfire of the Vanities
    Dressed to Kill

    I can't even remember the last time I thought about Brian De Palma, to be honest, and it's been probably a decade since I watched any of these. I do still want to catch stuff like Body Double and The Phantom of Paradise, though. I remember really digging him once upon a time, but I guess my De Palma phase was pretty brief and quickly extinguished.
    Giving up in 2020. Who cares.

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    Phantom of the Paradise

    Blow Out
    Dressed to Kill

    Carrie
    Mission Impossible
    The Untouchables
    Scarface
    Sisters

    Femme Fatale
    Body Double

    Hi, Mom!
    The Fury

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Hey that's a very cool insight, thanks.

    What is your favorite De Palma? Least favorite?
    It's very tough to pick a favorite. I think it's Phantom of the Paradise but Blow Out is also amazing and I've seen Carrie more times than I can count.

    Least favorite is The Black Dahlia.

    I like Scarface. It's one of those movies that are a time capsule to a particular period (in this case, the roaring '80s) but I for one think Tony Montana is one of the greatest characters in cinema history.

    He has many underrated movies. Like, Casualties of War is brutal.

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    Wasn't Raiders a massive De Palma fan?

    I miss that guy.

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    Phantom of the Paradise tidbit (rewatched tonight). In the scene where Swan introduces Beef on the airport tarmac. The Swan studio logo has been painted on the film because it was originally filmed as a swan - had to be changed because of Led Zeppelin...
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Wasn't Raiders a massive De Palma fan?

    I miss that guy.
    I miss him, too. I believe I watched one of his picks a year or two back.

    Also I like Scarface 83. I always got a kick out of "I tell the truth. Even when I lie."

    Phantom of the Paradise is a wonderful horror comedy musical.
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    Guys, I don't know if you're aware, but Christopher Titus is releasing on his youtube channel all the episodes of his TV show, one episode per day, which I highly, HIGHLY, recommend.

    One of the best and most underrated sitcoms of the last 20 years, IMO. And very ahead of it's time.

    Playlist here.
    Last Seen:
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    First time ☆

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    I liked that show but I didn't see all of it.
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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    I liked that show but I didn't see all of it.
    Guess you'll have the chance now.
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    Fffuuuuuuu Annihilation is so good.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Fffuuuuuuu Annihilation is so good.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    The Untouchables is probably the least De Palma feeling film I have seen from De Palma, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit.

    The cast and performances are stellar across the board, really embracing the larger than life, almost operatic tone of the thing. Every actor got a chance to chew the scenery.

    Don't really see Connery's performance as Oscar worthy, despite stealing the show with sheer charisma.

    The oft-parodied/referenced stairway shootout is tense and dramatic.

    A good crime thriller. It's not The Godfather, but it's a head and a half above most.
    One of my all time fave crime movies, my fave de Palma (though I've yet to see some others, but they won't stand a chance I would assume), one of the most [
    ], composer Morricone firing on all cilinders. I wouldn't put it below The Godfather.

    I thought Connery deserved the Oscar. He is Malone, and if through sheer charisma alone, then that arguably means he was pitch perfect for the role. I dunno, I often feel that in this movie he finally delivered proof he could be more than merely suave, good-looking and charismatic. He inhabits a character and got down to the nitty gritty of who Malone is.
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    Just call Gerard Butler's carrer dumb and fun. But I think we all deserve a new disaster film no?

    Cant open it, what was it?
    MOVIES

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    • Underwater (Eubank, 2020) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Leviathan (Cosmatos, 1989) ✦✦ [-] -- rewatch
    • The Remains of the Day (Ivory, 1993) ✦✦✦½ [-]
    • The Call of the Wild (Sanders, 2020) ✦✦ [+]
    • Saving Mr. Banks (Hancock, 2013) ✦✦½ [-]
    • The Princess Bride (Reiner, 1987) ✦✦ [+]
    • Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Waititi, 2016) ✦✦✦ [+]
    • The Invisible Man (Whannell, 2020) ✦✦✦✦
    • Uncut Gems (Safdie/Safdie, 2019) ✦✦✦ [+]
    • Parasite (Bong, 2019/KR) ✦✦✦½ [+]
    • Marriage Story (Baumbach, 2019) ✦✦✦✦

    TV

    • The Man in the High Castle (S4) ✦✦✦½ [+] / Orange is the New Black (S5) ✦½ [+] / Better Call Saul (S5) ✦✦✦✦
    • Orange is the New Black (S4) ✦✦✦ [+] / Orange is the New Black (S3) ✦✦✦½ [-] / Orange is the New Black (S2) ✦✦✦½ [-]

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    LAST THINGS BOUGHT

    • Roma a Mano Armata, aka The Tough Ones (Lenzi, 1976 / Italy) -- Blu-ray / Grindhouse Releasing
    • Poliziotto Sprint, aka Highway Racer (Massi, 1977 / Italy) -- Blu-ray / Camera Obscura
    • Victory (Huston, 1981) -- Blu-ray / Warner Archive Collection


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    Cant open it, what was it?
    Weird... the internet has been scrubbed of that trailer. Movie called Greenland.

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