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    Quote Quoting StuSmallz (view post)
    I still need to watch The Insider really bad, since once I've done so, then I'll pretty much have seen all of Michael Mann's "good" movies, according to the consensus.
    I haven't seen Ali or The Keep yet. I think that's the only main ones I have left from him.
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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    I love Hudson hawk. I think it's hilarious.
    I did laugh at some parts. The stretcher chase scene is wonderfully mad cap. I would remake the movie, have it only be a comedy and dump the subplots and certain characters.

    PS: The look Bruce Willis gave that kid who was beating up their stuffed animal was pretty hilarious.
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    The dog jumping out the window kills me

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    The dog jumping out the window kills me
    Poor dog but yes. Also David Caruso is actually really great in that flick.
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    Logan is so. Damn. Good.

    It will never cease to break my heart.
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Logan is so. Damn. Good.

    It will never cease to break my heart.
    Hell yeah; I should probably take this opportunity to respost my original review of it, actually...

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    Well guys, Fry just discovered a possibly Don Hertzfeldt-ian new indy filmmaker.



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    My Father's Dragon (N. Twomey, 2022) ☆
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    Patton (F. Schaffner, 1970) ☆
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    Rewatched all three Nolan Batman films over the last week and a bit, and it confirmed my suspicions...

    The Dark Knight Rises is the best of the three, and by a wide margin.

    Bane > Joker

    Best music of the series. Best action of the series. Most emotional weight of the series.

    Phenomenal stuff. In my top 3 live action Batman films.
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    That's cool, Fry.

    Yeah Logan rocks. I saw it in theaters and had all the feels in the afternoon.

    Heh meg I think the same thing about TDKR.
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    Peggy Sue Got Married was really lovely.
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    Quote Quoting DFA1979 (view post)
    That's cool, Fry.

    Yeah Logan rocks. I saw it in theaters and had all the feels in the afternoon.

    Heh meg I think the same thing about TDKR.
    We are a rare breed, it seems.
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    I think Begins is the most solid of the three.

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    8 was pretty vocal on liking TDKR as his favorite (as I recall).

    I love all three, for different reasons.

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    Quote Quoting Grouchy (view post)
    I think Begins is the most solid of the three.
    I prefer Begins as well. The others are rather forgettable to me.

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    I like all of them, but The Dark Knight is the only one where I feel Nolan was truly firing on all cylinders.

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    The flaws in TDK were much more apparent this time.

    Not saying TDKR is flawless. Not by a longshot. But TDK has more warts than I used to see on it.
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    All three have flaws I see. And they're usually flaws I don't hear the masses talk about. The flaws I hear I'm usually, "huh? That's a nitpick"

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    Batman Begins is the most boring Batman film ever made. Batman Forever and Batman & Robin are much, much worse, but they aren't boring.
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    Soul
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    Heroic Duo
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    A Moment of Romance (1990) 61
    As Tears Go By (1988) 65

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    The flaws in TDK were much more apparent this time.

    Not saying TDKR is flawless. Not by a longshot. But TDK has more warts than I used to see on it.
    I agree that the TDK feels more flawed the second time around, but the great stuff in it still holds up as such, and it feels like Nolan used most of his best material for that entry, which leaves TDKR inevitably feeling a bit unnecessary as a conclusion. Still good, just not as essential as its predecessor.

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    I watched and enjoyed The Imitation Game even though according to online sources a lot of the movie isn't true. Hollywood does this a lot though since I guess they don't think the truth is often cinematic enough which is silly to me at times. I should probably discuss that in a blog post no one will read. Maybe later.
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    Saw Wild at Heart and LOVED it. What a bonkers shit show and I loved every second of it.

    This year's list of first time viewings has been legendary so far
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    Being There wrecked me. From Letterboxd:

    Peter Sellers' final starring role is as a gardener named Chance in a film that's hysterically funny in its premise; Chance is forced to traverse through the hustle and bustle of Washington DC after the tenant whose garden he tends to suddenly passes away. However, Chance is helpless and alone with no direction on where to go because he knows nothing about the outside world other than what he's seen on television until he is taken in by a tycoon. The situations Chance finds himself in from there are hysterically funny, from the advances he receives from Shirley MacLaine's character to keeping an eye out for Rafael so he can deliver a message to him coated in African-American slang.

    But what makes Being There transcendent of other 1970s comedies are the myriad of layers to its story. It can be interpreted as a racial commentary about how easily Chance gets back on his feet and gains the opportunities he receives compared to his African-American former maid, as well as a parable about the power of a benevolent outlook, and the bliss of existence with an unawareness of one's own limitations. And Chance's oblivious kindness has a childlike innocence from start to finish thanks to the powerful performance from Peter Sellers, whose stoic delivery and visual nuances liken him to a person with autism. That angle in particular struck this critic to his very core, because it’s devastatingly wonderful to see everyone treat him so kindly, yet viewers of Being There are left longing for the real world to possess the same level of empathy as Hal Ashby's opus, which is a masterpiece in every way.
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    Earwig (Hadzihalilovic, 2022) 4
    Three Colors: Red (Kieslowski, 1994) 4.5
    Three Colors: White (Kieslowski, 1994) 4
    Bodies Bodies Bodies (Reijn, 2022) 4.5
    Medusa (da Silveira, 2022) 4.5
    The Hidden Fortress (Kurosawa, 1958) 4
    Stagefright (Soavi, 1987) Right between the eyes
    Tropical Malady (Weerasethakul, 2004) 4
    No Holds Barred (Wright, 1989) DOOKIE?!?
    Ready To Rumble (Robbins, 2000) 3
    Groundhog Day (Ramis, 1993) 4.5
    Head (Rafelson, 1968) 4.5
    Nope (Peele, 2022) 4.5
    Happy Together (Kar-wai, 1997) 4
    The Gray Man (Russos, 2022) 2.5
    The Ring (Verbinski, 2002) 4
    Basic Instinct (Verhoeven, 1995) 4.5
    But I'm A Cheerleader (Babbit, 2000) 4.5
    Minions 2: The Rise of Gru (Balda, 2022) 2.5
    Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (Flesicher-Camp, 2022) 5
    The Muppet Movie (Frawley, 1979) 4.5
    Pee Wee's Big Adventure (Burton, 1985) 3.5
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    I was pretty disappointed with Hitchcock's Spellbound.

    Lots of outdated psycho babble and gross misogyny.

    If Bergman's character had remained as strong as she was in the first third, it would be been salvageable. But having her succumb to all the "oh...emotional women!" stuff that she was against was weird.

    Dream sequence is pretty neat, though.
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    Emma (the 90s one with Gwyneth Paltrow) was really nice.

    This was my first experience with the story, and I'm really happy it ended the way it did because I was worried I would absolutely despise it and her. But no, a sweet ending.

    Teared up a few times, and had lots of laughs.

    Great film.
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