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Movie Monday Free Talk

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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  1. tomf (edited ) Link
    I watched Under the Silver Lake last night. A beautifully shot, neo-noir story that is almost perfect. Andrew Garfield is unbelievably charming in what I would consider a completely...

    I watched Under the Silver Lake last night. A beautifully shot, neo-noir story that is almost perfect. Andrew Garfield is unbelievably charming in what I would consider a completely grounded-yet-manic performance, if that makes any sense.

    This is a great little pic for those who enjoyed Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet, etc. While the IMDB rating isn't great, I suspect that's a result of a large portion of the audience not 'getting' it.

    I also went through the commentary for The Great Dictator from Charlie Chaplin experts Dan Kamin and Hooman Mehran. While the two rarely had differing views, their insight into Chaplin's career and transition from silent to 'talkies' was really interesting. This commentary is on the Criterion release.


    • Under the Silver Lake (2018) - Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who's swimming in his building's pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy. *~62.3%
    • The Great Dictator (1940) - Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime. *~88.3%
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  2. dubteedub Link
    I saw Escape From LA over the weekend. I usually enjoy 80s / 90s terrible action movies, but this one just didn't sit quite right for me. It just seemed all over the place plot wise with...

    I saw Escape From LA over the weekend. I usually enjoy 80s / 90s terrible action movies, but this one just didn't sit quite right for me. It just seemed all over the place plot wise with characters being introduced and never seen from again, or just killed a scene later with no impact on the plot. Kurt Russell did a decent job taking up his role again as Snake Plissken, but this sequel lost a lot of the charm of the original Escape from NY. Some of it also did not age well at all like the trans character Snake is introduced to right before the final action scene.

    I am not sure exactly what went wrong with this movie since John Carpenter returned to direct and write it.

    Overall, I would pass on this one again and just stick with the original Escape from New York or watch another Carpenter classic like They Live.

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    dubteedub Link
    I am interested if anyone saw Rocketman or Godzilla this weekend. They are both movies I was thinking about checking out, but was not sure if it was worth it.

    I am interested if anyone saw Rocketman or Godzilla this weekend. They are both movies I was thinking about checking out, but was not sure if it was worth it.

    1. SpaceWorld Link Parent
      I'm a huge Godzilla fan and was thus able to look past the new movie's glaring flaws and enjoy it. It's tough for me to recommend it to people who aren't super into the genre, but if you plan on...

      I'm a huge Godzilla fan and was thus able to look past the new movie's glaring flaws and enjoy it. It's tough for me to recommend it to people who aren't super into the genre, but if you plan on ever seeing it, see it in theaters and on the biggest screen possible.

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    2. dysoco Link Parent
      I'm a week late but I did see Rocketman. I though it was a nice movie, I liked it more than the Queen movie but maybe that's just because I really like Elton John and I know many of his songs, so...

      I'm a week late but I did see Rocketman. I though it was a nice movie, I liked it more than the Queen movie but maybe that's just because I really like Elton John and I know many of his songs, so maybe if you're not too much into him it won't have the same effect.

      I had a lot of fun, mind it does get sort of depressing halfway through and I wasn't expecting that, also most of the drama feels sort of similar and repetitive having seem Bohemian Rhapsody, though I guess it makes sense given that both Freddie and Elton are homosexual musical artists and sort of dealt with the same problems.

      I found the musical scenes very appropriate, fun and matching the current context/scene of the movie.

      So I'd say yeah if you like Elton at least a bit then go see it, else... not sure.

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