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  1. #101
    Quote Quoting Idioteque Stalker (view post)
    If he doesn't log it on LB within 48 hours then that means I win.
    I've seen like three movies in two months. I won't be logging any movie in the next 48 hours
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    Pawn (2020) 62
    Matilda (1996) 37
    The Town that Dreaded Sundown
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    Moby Dick (2011) 50

    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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  2. #102
    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    I've seen like three movies in two months. I won't be logging any movie in the next 48 hours
    Yay, I win!

  3. #103
    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Small contradiction there, yeah?

    Look is crudely drawn, sure, but I dunno if giving her more depth would have necessarily helped, as she serves a specific purpose to the story. Most of the other supporting characters exist on more or less on the same level (Lars, his son, Laurie, Futterman, etc).
    What makes the comic scenes uncomfortable (painful may have been too strong a word) isn't that I feel bad for Look as a character but rather for Archuletta as an actress and a woman who's been given such an insulting role to play.
    Just because...
    Dragon Inn (King Hu, 1967) warm
    Joyland (Saim Sadiq, 2022) mild
    Pacifiction (Albert Serra, 2022) cold

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  4. #104
    I thought it would take me a while to get to Captain America because I'm not typically a fan of insipid, friction-less, ultra-processed Hollywood Product. And Captain America is clearly the least cool Avenger.

    But I just now had about the worst cinema-related experience of my life watching Caligula, so insipid and friction-less sounds fabulous right now.

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    He's the best Avenger. His arc is pure.

  6. #106
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    He's the best Avenger. His arc is pure.
    Yup, plus Civil War is still one of the best movies in the entire MCU, if you ask me.

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    Yup, plus Civil War is still one of the best movies in the entire MCU, if you ask me.
    I have issues with that movie, but they're with Tony.

  8. #108
    Watching the #2 most popular movie of each year according to LB (if I haven't seen it already).
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    2011: Captain America: The First Avenger.

    "We can't just knock on the front door of their secret underground lair."

    Cap: "Why not? That's EXACTLY what we're going to do."

    Cap is a dumb fuck. And Red Skull might be the worst MCU villain. I liked the taxi chase, the bond-selling montage, and the part where he Indiana Jones'd that guy through the propeller. The "I had a date" ending was surprisingly sweet as well. But yeah. No. Two stars.

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    hmmm...[
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    Nope, guess again. More popular! Like 30-40x more LB views.

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    Scream?
    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

  13. #113
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    Scream?
    Correct!

    First hint image is of Wu-Tang Clan member GHOSTFACE Killah.

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    Heh I love the Cap trilogy and he's my favorite Avenger. I'll admit the first one isn't as good as the others however.
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  15. #115
    Continuing to watch the #2 most popular movie of each year according to LB (if I haven't seen it already).
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    1996: Scream. I've always been a little confused as to why Drew Barrymore was such a big deal, and now I understand: everyone had seen this except for me. Between her performance, Wes Craven's direction, and the idea of using horror trivia as torture, the opening is in the running for best horror sequence ever. It's really no one's fault the rest of the movie doesn't reach the same heights. Neve Campbell is tasked with playing the boring, straight-laced final girl and does a fine job. Courteney Cox has more to sink her teeth into as the manipulative reporter, while Matthew Lillard doesn't so much sink his teeth as bite everyone's heads off. Skeet Ulrich and Rose McGowan are the ultimate 90s eye candy. I do wish David Arquette was a tad less dopey -- one of surprisingly few ways the movie shows its age. But overall it's scary, funny, sexy, and clever, with plenty of twists and enough meta-commentary to please the movie store nerd in us all. Four stars.

    Side note: I watched this on Friday the 13th, with what looked like a full moon. Halfway through my power went out. After it came back on, I courageously finished the movie with a Louisville Slugger by my side.

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  16. #116
    Scarface?
    Just because...
    Dragon Inn (King Hu, 1967) warm
    Joyland (Saim Sadiq, 2022) mild
    Pacifiction (Albert Serra, 2022) cold

    The last book I read was...
    Suzuki Seijun and Postwar Japanese Cinema by William Carroll


    The (New) World

  17. #117
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    Scarface?
    Correct!

    Due to pressure under the Hays Code, the title of the original film was changed to Scarface: The Shame of a Nation so that everyone would know it wasn't cool to be a gangster. The 1983 remake -- which I'm not at all pumped to watch for the first time -- had to be edited down to avoid an X rating, but supposedly De Palma made fewer edits than he promised.

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    Scream is great fun. I like the whole series although 3 is the weakest link to me.

    I have seen the 1983 Scarface at least a couple times or more. I like it a lot however I doubt it's aged very well. 100% 1980s for better or worse. I do need to see the original.
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    I've never been a fan of Scarface.

  20. #120
    Continuing to watch the #2 most popular movie of each year according to LB (if I haven't seen it already).
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    1983: Scarface. You will like it as much as you like hearing Al Pacino say "Fuck you" with a Cuban accent. That's what most of the movie is.

    I was ready to enjoy it as camp, but the 170min runtime wouldn't allow it. Shave off an hour of Pacino talking shit and it could be stupid fun, but the length alone signals it as a movie to be taken seriously. Can't do it. Two stars.

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    Roman Holiday
    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

  23. #123
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    Roman Holiday
    Correct!

    Originally, the film was to have had only Gregory Peck's name above its title, with "Introducing Audrey Hepburn" beneath in smaller font. However, Peck suggested to William Wyler that he elevate her to equal billing so that her name appeared before the title, and in type as large as his: "You've got to change that because she'll be a big star, and I'll look like a big jerk." The "introducing..." remained.
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  24. #124
    Quote Quoting Idioteque Stalker (view post)
    Continuing to watch the #2 most popular movie of each year according to LB (if I haven't seen it already).
    ___________

    1983: Scarface. You will like it as much as you like hearing Al Pacino say "Fuck you" with a Cuban accent. That's what most of the movie is.

    I was ready to enjoy it as camp, but the 170min runtime wouldn't allow it. Shave off an hour of Pacino talking shit and it could be stupid fun, but the length alone signals it as a movie to be taken seriously. Can't do it. Two stars.
    Well, I get why some people don't care for Scarface; it is very long, over-the-top, and has attracted a very annoying fanbase over the years, to the point that I even made this meme about it...



    ...but I still enjoy it despite (or maybe even because of?) some of those points against it, since I still find Tony's arc to be quite propulsive, it's fascinating as a snapshot of its particular time and place, and the overall craft of the production can't be denied. I mean, that moment when we go from a handheld camera inside the motel room to the cut to the crame cam, which goes all the way across the street, and then back inside again? (Homer Simpson drool)

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    Its an okaaaay film, but I feel its so wildly overrated that its hard for me not to dislike it more. Its fine! Its nowhere near a gangster masterpiece. Its nowhere near a Scorsese mob movie. Its not even better than Donnie Brasco, American Gangster, Carlitos Way, Eastern Promises...imo

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