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Metacell posted:
Oh...I thought it was always that they generated new bodies and "ate" the old ones...Doesn't Kevin McCarthy destroy his own replacement body when he sees it?


That's right, the horrifying part was "What happens to me?"
Then the process changes at the very end which annoyed me.

I'm fine playing along with a movie's reality as long as they stick with it.
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Back To The Future. Still one of the best comedy adventures ever made.
Crazy Rich Asians (2018).

BTW: that title can be read both ways. These are CRAZY RICH Asians meaning that they are fabulously wealthy, and/or CRAZY rich Asians meaning that they act crazy only sometimes because they can afford it.

I was a bit uncertain about watching this being Japanese myself, not that I have anything against Chinese people in any form (i.e., being native or the immigrant population in Singapore). I DID like this movie a lot, tearing up and/or laughing at the appropriate times...

...BUT afterwards I did think: "Haven't I seen this before?" Well, yes, countless times in many movies and books from the Bronte sisters on forward: a woman of sometimes questionable background, sometimes just from "no notable family", is drawn by a man into a world in which she has no place due to social standing or wealth or taste in either the fashion sense or socially, in this case a combination of all three deficiencies with the only SLIGHT difference here of having a nearly all-Asian cast of VERY pretty people.

Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) is an economics professor teaching at NYU who has fallen in love with Nick Young (Henry Golding, who is of mixed descent with an English father and a Malaysian mother who was a model). Unbeknownst to Rachel because he had been living well though relatively modestly in NYC (huh, there is a germ of a prequel here perhaps titled "Crazy Rich Asian Down and Out in NYC"), Nick happens to be one of the heirs AND the unmarried jewel of the Young dynasty of Singapore which has their fingers in EVERYTHING throughout the world though primarily around East Asia.

Here I was about to make an American comparison by saying that around Singapore the Youngs are the equivalent to the Rockefellers in the US, but some of those Singapore Chinese would have considered such a comparison to upstarts like the Rockefellers an insult to their people. Heck, even that British monarchy still has about a half-century until it has reached its FIRST millennium while the Chinese emperors can be dated back to over TWO millennia. And somewhat similar to how some in British and European aristocracies are bothered by just the existence of American upstart relatives, some of the Chinese who never left Asia look askance at Chinese emigres to America as being more American than Chinese.

So upon the occasion of his best friend getting married back in Singapore (where he also would serve as best man), Nick has decided that it was time for his family to get acquainted with Rachel. Fortunately she is not without some allies: as it happened one of her college dormmates with whom she kept in touch was also from Singapore, Peik Lin Goh (Awkwafina), so naturally Rachel lets Peik know that she will be in Singapore, but even Peik is VERY surprised when she learns that Rachel's Nick is THAT Nick Young. Peik's family does NOT belong to the same circles of the Youngs since they are worth only a few tens of millions of dollars.

Thereafter is an almost formulaic story of friendships made with and sometimes broken with Rachel due to currents unknown to her, accusations of her being a gold digger, Rachel striking back with the help of Peik's fashion friends, a sin of the (in this case) mother coming to light to haunt Rachel, a final confrontation between Rachel and Nick's mother along with--it should be no surprise--the final happy reconciliation of the main couple.

So all-in-all, a pleasant 2 hours of diversion especially due to viewing another world which is (but NOT so very much) different from an American point-of-view.
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So it's just like The Godfather, huh?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3D2vmWD88w

Alita Battle Angel

some changes from the original that you read.. but good. Cameron did well with it.
2 hr movie that needs another 2 hours.
Metacell posted:
So it's just like The Godfather, huh?

Heh. The Godfather is one of those movies I have to get to, one of these days.
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DEyncourt posted:
Metacell posted:
So it's just like The Godfather, huh?

Heh. The Godfather is one of those movies I have to get to, one of these days.


you wanna know what an OG really is.... watch The Godfather.
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DEyncourt posted:
Metacell posted:
So it's just like The Godfather, huh?

Heh. The Godfather is one of those movies I have to get to, one of these days.


Five movies that should be required viewing, or you can't graduate High-School:

The Godfather
Gone With The Wind
The Wizard Of Oz
Star Wars A new Hope
Pulp Fiction
Extra Credit:
Apocalypse Now
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DukeofNuke posted:
DEyncourt posted:
Metacell posted:
So it's just like The Godfather, huh?

Heh. The Godfather is one of those movies I have to get to, one of these days.


Five movies that should be required viewing, or you can't graduate High-School:

The Godfather
Gone With The Wind
The Wizard Of Oz
Star Wars A new Hope
Pulp Fiction
Extra Credit:
Apocalypse Now


Pulp fiction in high school? isn't it a bit... too much? not that teens don't watch sex and drugs and violence on tv and movies all the time, or should I say, on the interwebs/their phones.

And I'm not sure about Apocalypse now. For a Vietnam movie in high school, I'd say Platoon.
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OK... go watch the Breakfast Club.... eat your peas and hush.
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macnuke posted:
OK... go watch the Breakfast Club.... eat your peas and hush.


peas? but I want a cereal sandwich!

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fine... get your Crunch on, Captain
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ukimalefu posted:
DukeofNuke posted:
DEyncourt posted:
Metacell posted:
So it's just like The Godfather, huh?

Heh. The Godfather is one of those movies I have to get to, one of these days.


Five movies that should be required viewing, or you can't graduate High-School:

The Godfather
Gone With The Wind
The Wizard Of Oz
Star Wars A new Hope
Pulp Fiction
Extra Credit:
Apocalypse Now


Pulp fiction in high school? isn't it a bit... too much? not that teens don't watch sex and drugs and violence on tv and movies all the time, or should I say, on the interwebs/their phones.

And I'm not sure about Apocalypse now. For a Vietnam movie in high school, I'd say Platoon.

Nah. Neither are as sexual or violent as GTA.
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DukeofNuke posted:
ukimalefu posted:
DukeofNuke posted:
DEyncourt posted:
Metacell posted:
So it's just like The Godfather, huh?

Heh. The Godfather is one of those movies I have to get to, one of these days.


Five movies that should be required viewing, or you can't graduate High-School:

The Godfather
Gone With The Wind
The Wizard Of Oz
Star Wars A new Hope
Pulp Fiction
Extra Credit:
Apocalypse Now


Pulp fiction in high school? isn't it a bit... too much? not that teens don't watch sex and drugs and violence on tv and movies all the time, or should I say, on the interwebs/their phones.

And I'm not sure about Apocalypse now. For a Vietnam movie in high school, I'd say Platoon.

Nah. Neither are as sexual or violent as GTA.


I've seen those movies and played GTA (San Andreas)

The movies are worst. And in the game, all you have to do is follow the damn train (GTA joke ;) )
DukeofNuke posted:
DEyncourt posted:
Metacell posted:
So it's just like The Godfather, huh?

Heh. The Godfather is one of those movies I have to get to, one of these days.


Five movies that should be required viewing, or you can't graduate High-School:

The Godfather (1972)
Gone With The Wind (1939)
The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Star Wars A new Hope (1977)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Extra Credit:
Apocalypse Now (1979)
[EDIT: I added their release dates]

Heh. The last three were released after I graduated high school so hold that diploma! (come to think of it: if it still exists my high school might have my diploma since I skipped my graduation ceremony).

I have seen GwtW but again long into my adulthood.

I literally do have The Godfather sitting on my DVD shelf, in fact the Godfather trilogy, but--I: 172 minutes; II: 220 minutes; III: 170 minutes--who has the time?
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even if it's just the 172 minutes... you really should do it.
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ukimalefu posted:
macnuke posted:
OK... go watch the Breakfast Club.... eat your peas and hush.


peas? but I want a cereal sandwich!

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Can't stand cold pasta.

Eats a Cap'n Crunch sandwich.
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macnuke posted:
OK... go watch the Breakfast Club.... eat your peas and hush.


peas? but I want a cereal sandwich!

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Can't stand cold pasta.

Eats a Cap'n Crunch sandwich.


never did

it was a joke

if you haven't seen that movie, drop whatever you're doing and watch it
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Toy Story 4. Was excellent.
Michael Clayton (2007) George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack.

Corporate litigation lawyer goes off his meds and jeopardizes a big case so Clooney, another Lawyer, is sent in to fix the mess. Pretty good.
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The Lion King.
Not as good as the original, IMHO.
Right off the bat, I missed Elton John; which is kinda crazy, because I usually think EJ covers (done by people with great voices) are amazing. i.e: The Who's "Saturday Night" or Tina Turner's "The uncouth individual Is Back"; but this cover just didn't have the same impact as the original.
I can say the same for the entirety of the movie. It's a stunning technological achievement, no doubt. I kept thinking, "If they can do this, there's nothing they can't do. They don't need actors anymore. This kind of thing could even put Andy Serkis out of a job. I want a movie version of "Thomas Covenant's Chronicles" tomorrow!"
The problem is, I think, that when you anthropomorphize a cartoon lion, you can give it emotions through facial expressions: :D :eek: :cry: , but real lions don't do this, and neither do the lions in The Lion King. The moment when Scar kills Mufasa, there is no terror on Mufasa's face, no glee in Scar's eyes. No smile on Pumbaa as he sings Hakuna Matata. In other words, it's an Ultra Realistic Achievement, and that can be both good and bad.
I give it a two-and-a-half stars.
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DukeofNuke posted:

Extra Credit:
Apocalypse Now


We watched that IN High School.
My English teacher had us watch it after we read Heart of Darkness, mostly to illustrate concepts of adaptation.
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf 1966
Interesting, but feels longer than its 130 minute run time. Lots of anger, insults, drinking, insults hidden agendas, and ultimately a couple of very wounded people.
It is interesting this was a popular success, not just as a movie, but the original play. Much of it made me fairly uncomfortable, wondering when the sun will come up (almost like watching Evil Dead).
The ending isn't exactly pretty, but does point to something else (and possibly better) just might possibly be in store for the main characters.
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Back to the Future II. Making our way through the trilogy yet again. :)
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DEyncourt posted:

I literally do have The Godfather sitting on my DVD shelf, in fact the Godfather trilogy, but--I: 172 minutes; II: 220 minutes; III: 170 minutes--who has the time?



Hmm.

It didn't occur to me that they were that long.

I have seen Godfather and Godfather part Two at least a half dozen times, and never paid any attention to the run time.
They are a must-watch.

The third installment is a complete bore. Not worth watching at all. Adds nothing to the story and really just has none of the great qualities of the first two.
Flight Of The Phoenix (1965) james Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Hardy Kruger.

Transport aircraft crashes in the desert and the survivors build a new airplane from the wreckage. Not especially believable but I enjoyed it.
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Flight Of The Phoenix (1965) james Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Hardy Kruger.

Transport aircraft crashes in the desert and the survivors build a new airplane from the wreckage. Not especially believable but I enjoyed it.


but so much better than the 2004 remake.
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macnuke posted:
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Flight Of The Phoenix (1965) james Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Hardy Kruger.

Transport aircraft crashes in the desert and the survivors build a new airplane from the wreckage. Not especially believable but I enjoyed it.


but so much better than the 2004 remake.


The first movie set a pretty high bar, though. I haven't seen the remake, only the original, but that was an incredible film. It is fantastical, but the filmmaker really sold it.
Myra Breckinridge (1970) Raquel Welch, John Huston, Mae West, Farrah Fawcett.

Man undergoes sex change and becomes Myra Breckinridge, played by Ms Welch. Not as utterly awful and beyond bad as I was led to believe. Merely bad in an entertaining way.
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Cabaret 1972
I remember frequently hearing a couple of songs from this as a kid.
Not really my cup of tea. I always had a certain dislike of the whole Fosse thing, but it might be in reaction to all the imitation. My wife is a dancer and I've seen my share of dance performance and showcases, etc.
Jazz dance was always my least favorite, but seeing the actual Fosse direction--of both camera work and choreography, I can see why he was so influential. High level of talent there. Still find it a little cheesey, but not nearly as awful as the countless tributes and imitation I was subjected to in 1970s variety shows.

The movie does do a good job of showing the rise of the republicans, I mean Nazis, from a (mostly) peripheral view, and the scene of the song "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" shows some of the slo-motion seduction of the MAGA, I mean Nazi, ideals.
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Cabaret 1972
I remember frequently hearing a couple of songs from this as a kid.
Not really my cup of tea. I always had a certain dislike of the whole Fosse thing, but it might be in reaction to all the imitation. My wife is a dancer and I've seen my share of dance performance and showcases, etc.
Jazz dance was always my least favorite, but seeing the actual Fosse direction--of both camera work and choreography, I can see why he was so influential. High level of talent there. Still find it a little cheesey, but not nearly as awful as the countless tributes and imitation I was subjected to in 1970s variety shows.

The movie does do a good job of showing the rise of the republicans, I mean Nazis, from a (mostly) peripheral view, and the scene of the song "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" shows some of the slo-motion seduction of the MAGA, I mean Nazi, ideals.


There's a show with Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams called Fosse/Verdon on FX.
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Ribtor posted:
Séamas posted:
Cabaret 1972
I remember frequently hearing a couple of songs from this as a kid.
Not really my cup of tea. I always had a certain dislike of the whole Fosse thing, but it might be in reaction to all the imitation. My wife is a dancer and I've seen my share of dance performance and showcases, etc.
Jazz dance was always my least favorite, but seeing the actual Fosse direction--of both camera work and choreography, I can see why he was so influential. High level of talent there. Still find it a little cheesey, but not nearly as awful as the countless tributes and imitation I was subjected to in 1970s variety shows.

The movie does do a good job of showing the rise of the republicans, I mean Nazis, from a (mostly) peripheral view, and the scene of the song "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" shows some of the slo-motion seduction of the MAGA, I mean Nazi, ideals.


There's a show with Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams called Fosse/Verdon on FX.


Yeah, I've read about it.

True story:

Back in 1980* my father-in law took my wife and her friends to see All that Jazz.


In 1980 my wife was 11.
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* it is highly possible it could have been a year or so later than this as he was fond of second run movies (cheap), but still.
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Séamas posted:
Ribtor posted:
Séamas posted:
Cabaret 1972
I remember frequently hearing a couple of songs from this as a kid.
Not really my cup of tea. I always had a certain dislike of the whole Fosse thing, but it might be in reaction to all the imitation. My wife is a dancer and I've seen my share of dance performance and showcases, etc.
Jazz dance was always my least favorite, but seeing the actual Fosse direction--of both camera work and choreography, I can see why he was so influential. High level of talent there. Still find it a little cheesey, but not nearly as awful as the countless tributes and imitation I was subjected to in 1970s variety shows.

The movie does do a good job of showing the rise of the republicans, I mean Nazis, from a (mostly) peripheral view, and the scene of the song "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" shows some of the slo-motion seduction of the MAGA, I mean Nazi, ideals.


There's a show with Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams called Fosse/Verdon on FX.


Yeah, I've read about it.

True story:

Back in 1980* my father-in law took my wife and her friends to see All that Jazz.


In 1980 my wife was 11.
:facepalm:


* it is highly possible it could have been a year or so later than this as he was fond of second run movies (cheap), but still.


cabaret was genius, and i adore all that jazz (though i'm not sure it aged well)

fun fact: in one year bob fosse won an oscar (for cabaret, beating out francis ford coppola for the godfather), two tony awards (for pippin) and an emmy (for a musical special)

a truly stunning achievement
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Back To The Future III, completing the trilogy. Not the greatest of the three (that would be #1), but a fun romp regardless.

I wonder why someone hasn't grabbed onto Jules and Verne (Doc & Clara's sons) to do a gritty comic reboot of the BTTF universe. Gads! You could have two hunky leading men, and all the steam punk porn you could want. I'm certain it would be a hit.
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Back To The Future III, completing the trilogy. Not the greatest of the three (that would be #1), but a fun romp regardless.

I wonder why someone hasn't grabbed onto Jules and Verne (Doc & Clara's sons) to do a gritty comic reboot of the BTTF universe. Gads! You could have two hunky leading men, and all the steam punk porn you could want. I'm certain it would be a hit.


IMHO, this game was a great addition to the franchise

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_t ... :_The_Game

A Jules and Verne story? I don't know... Back to the Future without The Doc and Marty? maybe if they get Christopher LLoyd and Mary Steenburgen to do cameos, and make the movie about Jules and Verne rescuing their parents... and find a way to tie it into the original trilogy...

But no, better leave Back to Future alone.
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ukimalefu posted:
Pithecanthropus posted:
Back To The Future III, completing the trilogy. Not the greatest of the three (that would be #1), but a fun romp regardless.

I wonder why someone hasn't grabbed onto Jules and Verne (Doc & Clara's sons) to do a gritty comic reboot of the BTTF universe. Gads! You could have two hunky leading men, and all the steam punk porn you could want. I'm certain it would be a hit.


IMHO, this game was a great addition to the franchise

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_t ... :_The_Game

A Jules and Verne story? I don't know... Back to the Future without The Doc and Marty? maybe if they get Christopher LLoyd and Mary Steenburgen to do cameos, and make the movie about Jules and Verne rescuing their parents... and find a way to tie it into the original trilogy...

But no, better leave Back to Future alone.

Plus Hollywood would have to come up with an original storyline, and we know how much they hate doing that.
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Pithecanthropus posted:
ukimalefu posted:
Pithecanthropus posted:
Back To The Future III, completing the trilogy. Not the greatest of the three (that would be #1), but a fun romp regardless.

I wonder why someone hasn't grabbed onto Jules and Verne (Doc & Clara's sons) to do a gritty comic reboot of the BTTF universe. Gads! You could have two hunky leading men, and all the steam punk porn you could want. I'm certain it would be a hit.


IMHO, this game was a great addition to the franchise

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_t ... :_The_Game

A Jules and Verne story? I don't know... Back to the Future without The Doc and Marty? maybe if they get Christopher LLoyd and Mary Steenburgen to do cameos, and make the movie about Jules and Verne rescuing their parents... and find a way to tie it into the original trilogy...

But no, better leave Back to Future alone.

Plus Hollywood would have to come up with an original storyline, and we know how much they hate doing that.


I'm not sure how much it is a matter of hate versus incapable of.
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Movies are very expensive to finance. An original storyline implies a great deal of risk. That does not build shareholder value.
Damn Yankees (1958) Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Tab Hunter. The miniseries "Fosse Verdon" inspired me to watch this musical. It's ok. A middle aged man sells his soul to become a star baseball player and win the Pennant. Some memorable numbers.

All That Jazz (1979) Watch "Fosse Verdon" and then watch this movie and you'll have a hard time separating where one ends and the other begins. Roy Scheider is great. Lots of memorable dance sequences, particularly the one in Fosse's apartment done by his daughter and his girlfriend, (played by Fosse's real former girlfriend which gets very meta if you've just seen the TV miniseries).
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once upon a time in hollywood

it's time for tarantino to retire a bit earlier than he promised (9 movies instead of 10)
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