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14 hours ago, Chairchucker said:

Scarlett was fantastic in Jojo Rabbit imo.

 

Also that movie was just fantastic in general.

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The Lost City, via Prime.

The first third was actually pretty funny. Brain at your door rom-com in the flavor of Romancing the Stone, but with a more cheese-tastic, almost parody flair. Then it slowed down in the middle and never quite picked up full steam again. Still, not terrible. Brad Pitt's small role was great and Daniel Radcliffe was pretty amusing too.

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Jojo Rabbit (2019). Wow, now that's how you do a heartfelt Nazi comedy drama. I wasn't sold on Scarlet Johannson as the mom for probably the first twenty minutes...or really, the film in general, but she and it proceeded to change my mind in a large way. Roman Griffin Davis was fantastic as Jojo.

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Continued from old thread:

@Amentep do me a favour and rename this thread to something more sensible and movie related? You know that stuff way better than I do 😝

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50 minutes ago, Gorth said:

Continued from old thread:

@Amentep do me a favour and rename this thread to something more sensible and movie related? You know that stuff way better than I do 😝

Cinema and Movie Thread: The Gorth Cut

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  • Amentep changed the title to Cinema and Movie Thread: I like to remember things my own way.

For my continuation of I saw something Christopher Lee so I'm going to share it...

 

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There have been so many The Three Musketeers movies over the years, how come nobody ever follows it up with Twenty Years After? The only movie made from the second D'Artagnan novel that I'm aware of was a Russian movie in the 90s that I've not seen. I guess The Return of the Musketeers is LOOSELY based on Twenty Years After. I cannot possibly ALL CAPS, bold, or underline "loosely" enough.

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@BartimaeusI quite disliked Jojo Rabbit, and feel very alone in that camp (what's up with EVERYONE loving it so much?!). It wasn't smart and it wasn't funny. Though very different, I think Death of Stalin did satire much better.

In terms of Taika Waititi, I vastly preferred his Hunt for the Wilderpeople. When I think about it, I think I've just grown tired of his style of quirkiness. What We Do in the Shadows isn't as funny as it used to be either.

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18 hours ago, Amentep said:

IIRC Cardinal Richelieu doesn't have a patch in the book (nor did the real Richelieu), but in every adaption after Lee has been portrayed with a patch.

lee is not richelieu in the the musketeers movie. charlton heston is the cardinal. lee played rochefort.

that said, is no mention in the dumas novels o' a rochefort eye patch, though he does have a noticeable facial scar. another quirk, dumas hired teams o' writers to author his novels, so is perhaps no surprise rochefort's description in dumas' works changes a bit. at one point rochefort is described as a swarthy man. later he is identified as pale.

as an aside, am thinking heston did a fantastic job as richelieu and is a bit o' an outlier for chuck as he ain't indulging his frequent shattneresque excess.

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3 hours ago, Maedhros said:

@BartimaeusI quite disliked Jojo Rabbit, and feel very alone in that camp (what's up with EVERYONE loving it so much?!). It wasn't smart and it wasn't funny. Though very different, I think Death of Stalin did satire much better.

In terms of Taika Waititi, I vastly preferred his Hunt for the Wilderpeople. When I think about it, I think I've just grown tired of his style of quirkiness. What We Do in the Shadows isn't as funny as it used to be either.

It's the only thing of Waititi's that I've watched. It's quite rare that I enjoy films (or shows) that fall under the "comedy" genre, and it's almost always the result of the film in question not really strictly being a comedy and making some actual attempt of being a meaningful movie via its characters and themes, which I felt Jojo Rabbit accomplished quite well even with its rocky first 20-30 minutes: the film took a definite turn for the better in my eyes once the third main character was introduced.

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14 minutes ago, uuuhhii said:

new version of all quiet on the western front

am ordinary opposed to what we see as unnecessary remakes o' already excellent films. however, all's quiet is not only an excellent film, but am thinking it is an important one, and if remaking every couple o' decades results in more people seeing at least one version o' the story, and perhaps even multiple versions, am gonna consider such an outcome to be a kinda victory.

given the recent reemergence o' angry and violent nationalism in democracies 'cross the globe, is clear that all's quiet is as relevant today as it were in the 1930s. we hope the new version speaks to audiences.

'course the nazis loathed the original, leading to bans in germany as well as brownshirt attacks on audiences before the bans were effective, which if nothing else should convince modern viewers the original were a film worth seeing. 

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3 hours ago, Maedhros said:

@BartimaeusI quite disliked Jojo Rabbit, and feel very alone in that camp (what's up with EVERYONE loving it so much?!). It wasn't smart and it wasn't funny. Though very different, I think Death of Stalin did satire much better.

In terms of Taika Waititi, I vastly preferred his Hunt for the Wilderpeople. When I think about it, I think I've just grown tired of his style of quirkiness. What We Do in the Shadows isn't as funny as it used to be either.

You are alone. :p

My unpopular opinion is that What We Do in the Shadows is better as a TV show than it was as a movie. 

I tried to get my family to watch Highlander. My son was getting into it, but my wife and daughter were rolling their eyes a lot. The soundtrack still holds up, but I don't think I helped my cause by singing loudly along with it.

edit: I did forget how bad Highlander is in terms of fight scenes. We had watched Predator 1 and 2 recently and those held up better.

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3 hours ago, Gromnir said:

lee is not richelieu in the the musketeers movie. charlton heston is the cardinal. lee played rochefort.

that said, is no mention in the dumas novels o' a rochefort eye patch, though he does have a noticeable facial scar. another quirk, dumas hired teams o' writers to author his novels, so is perhaps no surprise rochefort's description in dumas' works changes a bit. at one point rochefort is described as a swarthy man. later he is identified as pale.

as an aside, am thinking heston did a fantastic job as richelieu and is a bit o' an outlier for chuck as he ain't indulging his frequent shattneresque excess.

HA! Good Fun!

Yes, I had a brain fart on Rochefort vs Heston as the Cardinal which is stupid as I just watched the films within the last year. 

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1 hour ago, Hurlshort said:

My unpopular opinion is that What We Do in the Shadows is better as a TV show than it was as a movie. 

That's a fact, Jack. I heard that in Laszlo's voice and not just because I'm from Tucson, Arizonia.

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32 minutes ago, ShadySands said:

That's a fact, Jack. I heard that in Laszlo's voice and not just because I'm from Tucson, Arizonia.

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I just watched an episode where the creature that crawled out of Colin Robinson is obsessed with Roblox and I now call my own son Colin Robinson. 

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2 hours ago, uuuhhii said:

new version of all quiet on the western front

I love the original movie. Will be looking forward to this one. That said, I haven't seen the original in a very long time now and I can't remember if there were tanks in it.

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19 hours ago, Maedhros said:

What We Do in the Shadows isn't as funny as it used to be either.

IIRC all of Taika's direct creative involvement with WWDitS was early in its run (?all Season 1?), so if you liked it early that was when his influence was strongest. Though any drop/ change in quality is more likely to be be due to Jemaine Clement leaving as he was always a lot more involved.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople is great, though I always wonder a bit how it reads without a certain amount of specific cultural knowledge, eg from a time when pixels were in a global shortage...

(One of a series; same ute is used in the film, and the driver in the ad (Barry Crump) wrote the "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" short story the movie is based off of)

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