Author Topic: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)  (Read 79957 times)

Z

  • The movie, not the TV series, or the book
Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #540 on: March 25, 2018, 12:44:59 PM »
Alan Patridge : Alpha Papa
Finally got around to this, was a lot funnier than I expected tbh. If there was one thing I'd criticise it would be that there's some extremely funny bits that could have been dwelled upon longer and more effectively by the director at the expense of some less funny moments. It's as though they were unaware they had the time to let things linger


I know what you mean, it's by no means a great film but I felt the same way about it, and even it's not entirely successful I thought the critics were way too harsh about it. My only complaint is that Kristen Wiig's not in it much when the trailer makes her out to be a big part of proceedings.
I think it's a film that's very easy to criticise as being some straight ahead environmentalism bore.

If it weren't by a name like Alexander Payne and didn't cost as much, I'd imagine an absolutely huge chunk of the slightly negative reviews would have been slightly positive (which has a drastic effect on rotten tomatoes)

Dex Sawash

  • Silver Member
  • ****
  • Upph√§ngningspunkterna
Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #541 on: March 26, 2018, 03:01:33 AM »
Cotton Comes to Harlem blaxploitation I've seen parts of a lot on tv in 70s.  Saw it all tonight. Crooked preacher steals money intended to arrange transport for parishioners to go back to africa. Problematic scenes include one where cops pacify a crowd of black people on verge of a riot by releasing a few crates of live chickens. Raymond St Jacques is outstanding in this film.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #542 on: March 29, 2018, 12:06:51 AM »
I noticed there are quite a few Jarmusch films on Amazon Prime and I like the couple of films of his I have seen so I thought I would work through them in order. First up was Permanent Vacation, which was a bit of a struggle. Looking forward to Stranger Than Paradise though

Shameless Custard

  • PAUSE FOR THE JET
    • My RUBBISH
Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #543 on: March 29, 2018, 07:53:01 AM »
Round 3 of my Scorsese season was only blinkin' The King Of Comedy (1982)

It was discussed in this thread last week, so I won't faff on more about it, but yeah, it's well good innit

Sandra Bernhard is excellent and funny as fuck, Jerry Lewis is great, and De Niro is, well, prime De Niro. How did he ever go from this to Bad Grandpa?

Next may be.....CaB favourite......AFTER HOURS

OOOOOOHHHHH!

itsfredtitmus

  • screwdriver lolly
Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #544 on: March 29, 2018, 03:16:58 PM »
police adjective
dated and frankly not funny

itsfredtitmus

  • screwdriver lolly
Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #545 on: March 29, 2018, 04:04:51 PM »
Bhuvan Shome
dated and not funny

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #546 on: March 29, 2018, 04:49:20 PM »
Le Dernier Combat by Luc Besson
Pretty cool. It worked. It does add up to something oddly moving.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #547 on: March 29, 2018, 09:52:14 PM »
I know the series revels in its absurdity and lack of logic and sense but why did Kyle Reese neglect to mention a reprogrammed Terminator was sent back to a different time, before they blew the time machine up?

How would he not know that?

St_Eddie

  • LIKES: Deviled eggs DISLIKES: The Devil & bad eggs
    • St_Eddie's YouTube Channel
Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #548 on: March 29, 2018, 10:09:02 PM »
...why did Kyle Reese neglect to mention a reprogrammed Terminator was sent back to a different time, before they blew the time machine up?

Because no one ever bothered to ask him.

SERIOUS ANSWER:  It's really just the usual plot-hole/paradox issues, encountered when writing stories about time travel.  However, a decent enough explanation would be that the second terminator came from a divergent timeline.  Messing around with time travel is bound to create multiple timelines and parallel universes.  Kyle Reese came from timeline A.  Arnie and the T-1000 in T2 came from timeline B.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2018, 10:19:40 PM by St_Eddie »

Dr Rock

  • The BEST of luck!
Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #549 on: March 29, 2018, 11:26:53 PM »
Round 3 of my Scorsese season was only blinkin' The King Of Comedy (1982)

It was discussed in this thread last week, so I won't faff on more about it, but yeah, it's well good innit

Sandra Bernhard is excellent and funny as fuck, Jerry Lewis is great, and De Niro is, well, prime De Niro. How did he ever go from this to Bad Grandpa?

Next may be.....CaB favourite......AFTER HOURS

OOOOOOHHHHH!

I'd love too be able to see The King Of Comedy for the first time and then move onto After Hours...

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #550 on: March 29, 2018, 11:29:59 PM »
Because no one ever bothered to ask him.

SERIOUS ANSWER:  It's really just the usual plot-hole/paradox issues, encountered when writing stories about time travel.  However, a decent enough explanation would be that the second terminator came from a divergent timeline.  Messing around with time travel is bound to create multiple timelines and parallel universes.  Kyle Reese came from timeline A.  Arnie and the T-1000 in T2 came from timeline B.

I think its explicitly stated at the start of T2 that they sent two (Reese and Arnie and Poly Olly Alloy and Arnie) back. Meaning they were both part of the same time travel and from the same timeline.

I think it'd make more sense if Reese did know he just forgot or didnt bother mentioning it. Its like Obi Wan forgetting who R2D2 is in A New Hope.
Its Mortal Kombat levels of stupidity.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #551 on: March 29, 2018, 11:30:16 PM »
SERIOUS ANSWER:  It's really just the usual plot-hole/paradox issues, encountered when writing stories about time travel.  However, a decent enough explanation would be that the second terminator came from a divergent timeline.  Messing around with time travel is bound to create multiple timelines and parallel universes.  Kyle Reese came from timeline A.  Arnie and the T-1000 in T2 came from timeline B.

It's not as bad as Kyle Reese being contemporaneous with John Conner in the future, but goes back in time and turns out to be his Dad. That doesn't make any sense even in a divergent timeline, it's a paradox, pure and simple.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #552 on: March 29, 2018, 11:45:46 PM »
Alright Kyle, seeing as you're my best mate I want to send you back in time to pump my mum.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #553 on: March 29, 2018, 11:47:56 PM »
The sad fact about The Terminator 'franchise' is that now, through its series of diminishing returns as a whole it's worse than Timecop.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #554 on: March 30, 2018, 01:33:31 AM »
La vie est un roman by Alain Resnais
Loved it. I really like the unashamed theatricality. The sets were mind-blowingly amazing too. A totally glorious 'throwing everything at the wall' film.

itsfredtitmus

  • screwdriver lolly
Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #555 on: March 30, 2018, 01:45:47 AM »
ive been interested in seeing Resnais' Dennis Potter musicals for a while now

Shameless Custard

  • PAUSE FOR THE JET
    • My RUBBISH
Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #556 on: March 30, 2018, 06:37:57 PM »
I'd love too be able to see The King Of Comedy for the first time and then move onto After Hours...

Oh no, I've seen both before! Most Scorsese fillums, in fact. I just decided to have a bit of a "season" and an extensive rewatch. Something I've been meaning to do for a while, as he's very possibly my favourite director

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #557 on: March 30, 2018, 07:08:36 PM »
Finally getting around to watching Vertigo and Rear Window.


Jimmy Stewart has the coolest voice in the history of cinema I think.


Just finished Vertigo, went on longer than i expected and the last 20 seconds had me howling with laughter, i'm sorry to say.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 09:05:21 PM by bgmnts »

itsfredtitmus

  • screwdriver lolly
Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #558 on: March 31, 2018, 01:35:31 PM »
Whispering Pages
seen this type of film done better by even Sokurov himself the sound design was demented tho

Asthenic Syndrome
the first part was great, but that just turned out be a film-within-a-film that was being projected at a cinema. The director, to no avail, tries to get the audience to question him about his important work of cinema and starts rattling off names like German, Sokurov and indeed the director of Asthenic Syndrome to the uncaring audience - "why do we go to films like this? i want to be happy when i go to the cinema; im already sad enough. i dont want to see a woman bury her husband and descend into a frenzy!" says one audience member upon leaving the screening
i turned it off after that and went to bed ill finish it later

Z

  • The movie, not the TV series, or the book
Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #559 on: March 31, 2018, 10:58:28 PM »
The Light of the Moon
Took a while to adjust to seeing Stephanie Beatriz actually acting as a real human being but she's pretty good, Brooklyn Nine-Nine does her a bit of a misservice by putting her in the Aubrey Plaza role.
Film is more or less what you'd expect it to be; manages to avoid doing any major missteps along the way (e.g. laying in too hard on any particular person), which is a bit of an achievement in itself giving the subject matter but I'd be surprised if I remember anything about it in a few months beyond the basics of the plot.


Strong Island
Was okay, as far as documentaries about young black men who were unjustly murdered and then their killers got away with it goes, I wouldn't rate it among the better ones.
Extremely confusing how the narrator (a sibling of the victim) apparently started to identify as a trans man at some point during the production. From what I could gather, during the original production he identified as female/lesbian but by post production (so presumably that includes the narrated parts), he identified as a trans man/queer. Wasn't a deliberate move to make the film more about them than their brother but I was thrown.


The Snapper
Colm Meaney was game, there were a few bits of dialogue that were funny, but on the whole it was pretty underwhelming tbh, bit too much of the characters laughing more at their wisecracks than me.


Molly's Game
An Aaron Sorkin film
« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 02:53:09 AM by Z »

itsfredtitmus

  • screwdriver lolly
Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #560 on: March 31, 2018, 10:59:45 PM »
watched Breakdown with pappa before
we loved it
bless the fine lord that is mysterious truck films

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #561 on: April 01, 2018, 04:30:33 AM »
I watched Tobe Hooper's Space Cunts Lifeforce last night. Special FX still look really great, even the dessicated grandpa zombies. Some top nudity, as well. Storyline is a right load of old bollocks, although the ship in the comet's tail full of dead bat aliens was pretty creepy. Patrick Stewart gets soul kissed in a mental asylum.

itsfredtitmus

  • screwdriver lolly
Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #562 on: April 01, 2018, 09:12:48 PM »
the hole 1998
oh so its dennis potter now

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #563 on: April 01, 2018, 09:40:16 PM »
Suicide Kings.
Always been a fan of this.

Walken and Johnny Galecki are great in it. Even Dennis Leary is quite funny.

Feel like it'd work better as a stageplay.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #564 on: April 01, 2018, 11:36:00 PM »
The Dawn of the Dead remake, especially it's music video intro, is so bloody good. Maybe Zack Snyder was on some kind of superdrug when he filmed it. It's everything a fast paced action horror should be.

Michael Kelly is great in it. Really great.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2018, 12:34:55 AM by bgmnts »

zomgmouse

  • I love carrots
    • BEN VOLCHOK DOT COM
Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #565 on: April 02, 2018, 07:47:37 AM »
Finally got round to finishing Abel Ferrara's Fear City. Really cool.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #566 on: April 02, 2018, 01:58:37 PM »
Watched Maggie, which was mentioned a few pages back, with my mum who had heart surgery recently and has quite a bit of empathy with Arnie and his current situation. Quite an interesting film; a fair amount of crossover in tone and imagery with Logan, which I haven't seen mentioned anywhere.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #567 on: April 02, 2018, 07:41:09 PM »
Got though the whole of the directors cut of Once Upon A Time In America today for the first time in about a decade, if anything the mix of golden age Hollywood and violence/rape stood out more than I remember but I still think it works somehow. For all the pulpiness of its style I tend to think theres more weight there than most of the other heavy hitters in the gangster genre that get more caught up in glamourizing the specifics of criminality.

Has anyone seen the 4+ hour cut that came out a few years ago? worth seeking out?

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #568 on: April 02, 2018, 08:25:53 PM »
I dont think the cut i have is over 4 hours but its very fucking long.

The rape scene is pretty brutal.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #569 on: April 02, 2018, 08:49:46 PM »
Has anyone seen the 4+ hour cut that came out a few years ago? worth seeking out?

Yes, I would say it is. Of the recently discovered scenes, there are several which significantly add to the overall dreamlike tone.