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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    So you liked "300" and "Sucker Punch then?
    It's not a blanket rule, obviously. I've seen your numerous pans in the review section of this site to know that it is not a blanket rule for you either

    I watched 300 at the theater. I've never walked out of a film for non-technical reasons. I will also tend to watch all of the way through films from well-known directors for completionist purposes (1941 is a good example of that). And I'll keep watching and not be a dick about it if it appears that my wife is liking it.
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    Moby Dick (2011) 50

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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    And I'll keep watching and not be a dick about it if it appears that my wife is liking it.
    Only married people understand the volumes of information contained in this sentence.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    Only married people understand the volumes of information contained in this sentence.
    One caveat: If my wife is going to watch a cookie cutter Hallmark movie, I’ll generally make myself scarce.
    “What we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, er... an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks and that's all.”

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    One caveat: If my wife is going to watch a cookie cutter Hallmark movie, I’ll generally make myself scarce.
    I'm lucky in that my wife does not like horror movies, so I have to watch those alone. This means that when she wants to watch something cloyingly romantic, I can use the "I don't like those" excuse and she has no comeback! She'll watch it by herself and I'll do something else.

    In reality, we tend to watch mainstream Hollywood stuff and Korean movies together, and this means I will get stuck watching some dreck within this subgroup of films but nothing is more deflating than having someone else say "this sucks!" halfway through a movie I'm enjoying, so I keep quiet if the movie is not doing it for me and suffer through it, and then we discuss our reactions after. I'm diplomatic as fuck.
    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)

    Run
    (2020) 64
    The Whistlers
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    Pawn (2020) 62
    Matilda (1996) 37
    The Town that Dreaded Sundown
    (1976) 61
    Moby Dick (2011) 50

    Soul
    (2020) 64

    Heroic Duo
    (2003) 55
    A Moment of Romance (1990) 61
    As Tears Go By (1988) 65

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    Quote Quoting Scar (view post)
    One caveat: If my wife is going to watch a cookie cutter Hallmark movie, I’ll generally make myself scarce.
    Oh if it's something I absolutely dont want to watch, I'm out. Same with her, nothing is forced on either.

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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    In reality, we tend to watch mainstream Hollywood stuff and Korean movies together, and this means I will get stuck watching some dreck within this subgroup of films but nothing is more deflating than having someone else say "this sucks!" halfway through a movie I'm enjoying, so I keep quiet if the movie is not doing it for me and suffer through it, and then we discuss our reactions after. I'm diplomatic as fuck.
    I can vouch for that. My aunt and sister wanted to watch a scary movie one night so they came to me for a recommendation. I admittedly wasn't as into horror then as I am now, so the closest thing to a horror movie I had was Cloverfield. They were whining about being bored fifteen minutes in and haven't trusted me ever since. That wasn't fun.
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    The Tender Bar (Clooney, 2021) 3
    The Lost Daughter (Gyllenhaal, 2021) 4.5
    Being The Ricardos (Sorkin, 2021) 3.5
    Encanto (Bush/Howard, 2021) 4
    Don’t Look Up (McKay, 2021) 2.5
    The Worst Person In The World (Trier, 2021) 4
    Tick, Tick. . .BOOM! (Manuel-Miranda, 2021) 4.5
    Luca (Casarosa, 2021) 4
    Cyrano (Wright, 2021) 4
    Memoria (Weerasethakul, 2021) 4.5
    The Summit of the Gods (Imbert, 2021) 4
    Bad Luck Banging or Looney Porn (Jude, 2021) 3
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    Oh, she doesn’t like horror one bit, and I usually can find time to watch one of those when she works a later shift.

    EDIT: It was an easy sell to get her to watch John Wick. All I had to say was, “it’s all over a puppy.”
    “What we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, er... an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks and that's all.”

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    My wife can't contain her disdain if she's watching something really bad. I had to calm her down during Alien: Covenant during the dumbest sequences because she'd get visibly frustrated and gesture at the screen. Same during SW9.

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    Watched it again last night (first time in probably 15 years), and not only do I maintain that The Ninth Gate is criminally underappreciated, it is also one of Polanski's best.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Watched it again last night (first time in probably 15 years), and not only do I maintain that The Ninth Gate is criminally underappreciated, it is also one of Polanski's best.
    Woooooow I agree 100%.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Watched it again last night (first time in probably 15 years), and not only do I maintain that The Ninth Gate is criminally underappreciated, it is also one of Polanski's best.
    It is my favorite from him, easy.

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    Never did see that. Pretty sure I had it spoiled for me. I'll check it out.
    “What we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, er... an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks and that's all.”

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    Quote Quoting Scar (view post)
    Never did see that. Pretty sure I had it spoiled for me. I'll check it out.
    Do you recall what was spoiled for you?

    Just seems like a weird movie to have spoiled, since the ending is...well...

    Let me know what you were told. Lol.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Do you recall what was spoiled for you?

    Just seems like a weird movie to have spoiled, since the ending is...well...

    Let me know what you were told. Lol.
    Yeah I thought same, is there anything to really spoil? Like spoil spoil?

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    Looks like I'm watching it on Tues-Movie Night with the wife.

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    Please report back with what you think!

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Please report back with what you think!
    Yes indeed! I have the blu-ray. Haven't watched in a while. Caught a couple bits on plutoTV and turned it off, nope, I am not starting that in the middle. Its too good. I also have fond memories of showing to my horror fiend friend and him loving it.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    It is my favorite from him, easy.
    Two Men and a Wardrobe, Le Gros et le maigre, Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby, What?, Chinatown, Le Locataire, Bitter Moon, "Cinéma erotique" from Chacun son cinéma, The Ghost Writer, and Vénus à la foururre are all better films than The Ninth Gate (which seems to me a pretty clear-cut case of excellent craftsmanship in the service of third-rate material).
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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    Two Men and a Wardrobe, Le Gros et le maigre, Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby, What?, Chinatown, Le Locataire, Bitter Moon, "Cinéma erotique" from Chacun son cinéma, The Ghost Writer, and Vénus à la foururre are all better films than The Ninth Gate (which seems to me a pretty clear-cut case of excellent craftsmanship in the service of third-rate material).
    I've seen about half those films and they're all great. But Polanski's skill...with this kind of genre...edges out the win for me.

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    Love The Ghost Writer.
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    Chinatown is one of the most overrated films of all time.

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    Polanski is a great filmmaker- Death and the Maiden knocked me over when I was probably 14/15. It's on tubi!

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Chinatown is one of the most overrated films of all time.
    Booooooo.

    I liked The Ninth Gate. Polanski has done better. The Ghost Writer is also pretty good.
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Looks like I'm watching it on Tues-Movie Night with the wife.

    Thoughts tomorrow
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    Thoughts tomorrow
    Fuckin tease

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