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Movie Monday Free Talk

We had a couple spurts at trying to do a regular movie discussion thread in the past here, but it seems to have fizzled out and I would love to bring it back. (sorry for missing last week's I was traveling!)

So Tilderinos, have you watched any movies recently you want to discuss? Any movies that you want to recommend or are hyped about? Feel free to discuss anything here.

Please just try to provide fair warning of spoilers as you can.

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    firstname Link
    I watch an almost unhealthy amount of movies. Be careful what you wish for :) A couple of days ago i re-watched Nightcrawler. This is probably my third time by now, and i will most likely see it...

    I watch an almost unhealthy amount of movies. Be careful what you wish for :)

    A couple of days ago i re-watched Nightcrawler. This is probably my third time by now, and i will most likely see it again at some point. It takes you under the skin of a "typical" psychopath more so then many other movies have done i think.
    But it still makes you feel sympathetic towards his struggles finding his place in the world, which is an important angle, since most psychopaths are perfectly fine and acclimated in the workplace. Often even fits a leading position of a company where the shareholders are number one, and where stepping on others are part of the process of making money.

    Jake Gyllenhaal are one of my favorite actors, and casting him for this role was perfect. There are few other actors that are able to put themselves in the mind of someone as the character he plays.

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      Yugioh_Mishima Link Parent
      I remember grinning like an idiot through the first twenty minutes of Nightcrawler, out of sheer joy at watching an actor display total mastery of their craft. Gyllenhaal is always great but was...

      I remember grinning like an idiot through the first twenty minutes of Nightcrawler, out of sheer joy at watching an actor display total mastery of their craft. Gyllenhaal is always great but was on another level for that role. I’m disappointed Dan Gilroy hasn’t been able to stay on that level though, despite Velvet Buzzsaw having an interesting concept.

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      1. firstname Link Parent
        Actors always have a peak of performance over their careers, once, or maybe twice, most likely. Nightcrawler is probably his best work if you ask me, and where his role in Donnie Darko would come...

        Actors always have a peak of performance over their careers, once, or maybe twice, most likely. Nightcrawler is probably his best work if you ask me, and where his role in Donnie Darko would come in as a close second. Both of them covering a mentally ill person to some degree or another.

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    Yugioh_Mishima Link
    I watched Bohemian Rhapsody over the weekend and it was abysmal. I can't see the appeal in it for anyone who doesn't love Queen, which I don't. And even if you are, I'm not sure what you'd gain...

    I watched Bohemian Rhapsody over the weekend and it was abysmal. I can't see the appeal in it for anyone who doesn't love Queen, which I don't. And even if you are, I'm not sure what you'd gain from watching the contractually obligated flattery of Deacon, May and Taylor. Sacha Baron Cohen was obviously telling the truth about why he bowed out of the movie. Disappointing since he'd probably have done a better job than Rami Malek, who I like but was not cut out for the role.

    The Criterion Channel went public last week, so I'm pretty interested in that. Right now it doesn't have the entire collection, and what's there is mostly the old standbys from people like Godard, Lynch, Bergman, Kurosawa, etc. that everyone's already seen. There are a few gems I haven't seen yet though, like John Waters's Multiple Maniacs about a traveling freakshow that ends performances by robbing the audiences. Also The Lure, a retelling of The Little Mermaid as a horror-musical set in 1980s Poland. So I'll be trying to get my money's worth from those and old favorites like Fantastic Planet and The Elephant Man.

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    1. cfabbro Link Parent
      As someone who adores Queen, I can't see the appeal for anyone who is actually a fan of theirs or Freddie Mercury. It looked bland, lazy, whitewashed and so unappealing that I can't bring myself...

      I can't see the appeal in it for anyone who doesn't love Queen

      As someone who adores Queen, I can't see the appeal for anyone who is actually a fan of theirs or Freddie Mercury. It looked bland, lazy, whitewashed and so unappealing that I can't bring myself to watch it.

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