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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. aphoenix Link
    I watched Netflix' Rim of the World which is a deliciously cheesy B movie. It's a 1980s style kid's camp movie mixed with a 1980s style sci-fi movie mixed with a 1980s coming of age movie. Three...

    I watched Netflix' Rim of the World which is a deliciously cheesy B movie. It's a 1980s style kid's camp movie mixed with a 1980s style sci-fi movie mixed with a 1980s coming of age movie. Three great tastes that taste great together. It's definitely not particularly good, but it's stylish and fun. If you like other McG movies, I recommend watching it.

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  2. dubteedub Link
    I saw the 1975 original Rollerball to see how it held up and despite its faults, I still love this silly violent movie. While the cast, costumes, set design, and even character nicknames all...

    I saw the 1975 original Rollerball to see how it held up and despite its faults, I still love this silly violent movie.

    While the cast, costumes, set design, and even character nicknames all scream that the movie is set in the 70s, it is actually supposed to be in essentially an anarcho-capitalist future where governments don't exist and society is controlled by a few megacorporations and their executive class. The only solace common people have is in playing Rollerball, a game where guys on rollerblades and motorcycles travel around a ring and beat the crap out of each other to throw a big metal softball into a small goal. It's basically a gladiator fight with a roller derby twist.

    The movie is at times extremely brutal and violent, but has a mix of some slower moments where you learn more about the corporate society the story revolves around. I enjoyed the anti-capitalist message they were telling here and particularly thought it was funny that James Caan is the lead considering he was just coming off playing Sonny Corleone in Godfather.

    If you enjoy a bit of cult cinema and wierd 70s movies, I recommend this a lot.

    If you are interested, the movie is based off of a short story first printed in Esquire magazine in 1973 you can read here - https://classic.esquire.com/article/1973/9/1/roller-ball-murder.

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  3. aphoenix Link
    I watched I Am Mother on Netflix. In a dystopian future, a robot raises and cares for a young woman. I thought it was a good movie, and would recommend it if you watched Ex Machina and enjoyed it....

    I watched I Am Mother on Netflix. In a dystopian future, a robot raises and cares for a young woman.

    I thought it was a good movie, and would recommend it if you watched Ex Machina and enjoyed it. It is of the same caliber; at no point is it a stand-out "must see" movie, but it is quietly interesting, well directed, well acted, and has a compelling story.

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  4. Staross Link
    I watched Leave No Trace from Debra Granik (that also did Winter's Bone), it's about a broken veteran that try to live out of society with his daughter. It's based on a book and some reals...

    I watched Leave No Trace from Debra Granik (that also did Winter's Bone), it's about a broken veteran that try to live out of society with his daughter. It's based on a book and some reals stories. It's in the social realism vein, trying to depict these type of people accurately, while still being aesthetically pleasant and avoiding pathos. The actors are really good (the young kiwi girl playing the daughter is amazing for her first movie), the pace is slow, the story subdued, but I wasn't bored.

    I'm quite desperate with US movies (too many super heroes & bad SF) but that's a movie that gave me back a bit of hope.

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