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post #101 of 966
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I love Synthwave/Synthpop so this and Drive's soundtrack are pure sex for me. 

 

Same, brother. Same. 

post #102 of 966
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Watched CREED again. My heart can't take it. It's so fucking good.

 

Watched it today for the first time. Yes, it is that good. I can't remember when's the last time a film has made me tear up, not because it's sad but just because it's so fucking awesome.

post #103 of 966
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I wish I had seen it twice in theaters instead of just the once. There's nothing quite like the experience of watching a bunch of guys who probably don't ordinarily cry at movies, barely hold it together. 

post #104 of 966
both times I saw this came with great audience experiences

someone in the back actually shouting "get up!!!"
post #105 of 966
I rewatched THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE last night.

Fucking great.
post #106 of 966

I saw WALK HARD (theatrical cut) for the first time last night.

 

It was pretty fun, but mostly I came away thinking that John C. Reilly's COMMITTED performance needed a better movie around it that played the humor more straight-faced.  I didn't realize how much of a Zucker-bros-ish spoof it would be.  Reilly's performance really shamed most of the rest of the cast because they generally came across like they were in a spoof or a skit.  Jenna Fischer definitely didn't fare that great when sharing the screen with Reilly.

 

And because the film was such a dead-on riff on the musician biopic, even the theatrical cut felt long at 96 minutes.

 

I can't even imagine trying to watch the 2 hours+ version.

post #107 of 966
I just rewatched Master and Commander for the first time in over a decade.

One hell of a film, really, and it's a miracle it was ever made. This graceful, restrained, intimate epic is the antithesis of everything large-scale, contemporary filmmaking seems to privilege. It's the closest you get to David Lean after David Lean.

Oh, if only it had spawned a series of films.
post #108 of 966
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I saw WALK HARD (theatrical cut) for the first time last night.

 

It was pretty fun, but mostly I came away thinking that John C. Reilly's COMMITTED performance needed a better movie around it that played the humor more straight-faced.  I didn't realize how much of a Zucker-bros-ish spoof it would be.  Reilly's performance really shamed most of the rest of the cast because they generally came across like they were in a spoof or a skit.  Jenna Fischer definitely didn't fare that great when sharing the screen with Reilly.

 

And because the film was such a dead-on riff on the musician biopic, even the theatrical cut felt long at 96 minutes.

 

I can't even imagine trying to watch the 2 hours+ version.


I see what you're saying, but this movie makes me laugh a lot. A lot of its dialogue has entered my daily lexicon.

 

"You never once paid for drugs. Not...once."

post #109 of 966
what a great soundtrack!
post #110 of 966
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I just rewatched Master and Commander for the first time in over a decade.

One hell of a film, really, and it's a miracle it was ever made. This graceful, restrained, intimate epic is the antithesis of everything large-scale, contemporary filmmaking seems to privilege. It's the closest you get to David Lean after David Lean.

Oh, if only it had spawned a series of films.

 

You can say what you want about Tom Rothman, and I can say plenty, but he made that film happen, and that's something akin to a miracle. 

post #111 of 966
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what a great soundtrack!


Wrong kid died.

post #112 of 966
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I saw WALK HARD (theatrical cut) for the first time last night.

 

It was pretty fun, but mostly I came away thinking that John C. Reilly's COMMITTED performance needed a better movie around it that played the humor more straight-faced.  I didn't realize how much of a Zucker-bros-ish spoof it would be.  Reilly's performance really shamed most of the rest of the cast because they generally came across like they were in a spoof or a skit.  Jenna Fischer definitely didn't fare that great when sharing the screen with Reilly.

 

And because the film was such a dead-on riff on the musician biopic, even the theatrical cut felt long at 96 minutes.

 

I can't even imagine trying to watch the 2 hours+ version.

I love every second of Walk Hard. Reilly deserved an Oscar nomination. 

The length has never bothered me. I love how the movie tours through every major period in popular music over the course of decades.

 

"What about my dreams?"
"I told you, I can't build you a candy house! It will fall apart, the sun will melt the candy, it won't work."
"It will if it never rains!"

post #113 of 966
I wish Wiig had played both of his wives!

Also, I loved that shot of Craig Robinson just looking pissed as Dewey stole his spotlight. Then the cut back to the same shot again!

I wish he was in it more.
post #114 of 966
just saw BLACK SEA

a solid submarine version of Treasure of the Sierra Madre!

some good MENDO SWEAT!!!

some good Jude Law!
post #115 of 966

Watched I AM LEGEND again. The first hour is still pretty great, even with the shoddy CGI monsters. The less said about the rest the better. I was really psyched about the project back when Ridley Scott and Arnold Schwarzenegger were attached (seriously, how do you fuck that up?). I remember reading that version's script (by Mark Protosevich) and quite liking it, funny thing is that it was actually much more "Hollywoodized" and different from the book than the film we ended up getting.

post #116 of 966

I'm rewatching THE FIRM because it's one of those "in the background" movies.

 

Literally everyone is in this. Margo Martindale even shows up as one of Tom Crooze's secretaries.

 

It's also one of those movies that...I don't know if dated is the right word, but it's definitely making me look at it in a different light, because so much of the "dramatic tension" comes from Cruise not taking his wife's concern seriously. In a world where gaslighting is now something we recognize as a thing, it's interesting to see through that lens. 

 

Awesome Dave Grusin piano score, though! 

post #117 of 966
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just saw BLACK SEA

a solid submarine version of Treasure of the Sierra Madre!

some good MENDO SWEAT!!!

some good Jude Law!

 

That's one of those 'better than it had any right to be' movies.  Just a solid little thriller.

post #118 of 966

THE FIRM is very, very dated. Not necessarily all in a bad way, though. It's a great representation of early 90s pop culture and entertainment.

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THE FIRM is very, very dated. Not necessarily all in a bad way, though. It's a great representation of early 90s pop culture and entertainment.

 

I literally sent a photo of their "fancy" home to my wife with the question, "why was furniture so fucking ugly in the 90s?" 

post #120 of 966

The world was robbed of a series of Thin Man-esque movies starring Gary Busey and Holly Hunter.

post #121 of 966
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The world was robbed of a series of Thin Man-esque movies starring David Strathairn and Holly Hunter cruising through the Carribean and solving crimes

 

FTFY. 

post #122 of 966

I mean, I like Strathairn too, but over Busey? I don't think so.

post #123 of 966
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I literally sent a photo of their "fancy" home to my wife with the question, "why was furniture so fucking ugly in the 90s?" 

 

OMG, yes. People (rightly) make fun of 80s fashion sensibilities but the 90s were so much fucking uglier, not the least because of the puke-ochre color craze of the early 90s.

 

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The world was robbed of a series of Thin Man-esque movies starring David Strathairn and Holly Hunter cruising through the Carribean and solving crimes

 

FTFY. 

 

THE FIRM is the film that made me fall in love with Strathairn.

post #124 of 966
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OMG, yes. People (rightly) make fun of 80s fashion sensibilities but the 90s were so much fucking uglier, not the least because of the puke-ochre color craze of the early 90s.

The 90s were a low-point for fashion all-around.

post #125 of 966
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The 90s were a low-point for fashion all-around.

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post #126 of 966

In the Coen Bros thread, I mentioned that I wanted them to do a Thin Man remake with Jon Hamm and Carrie Coon.  But the world could not abide that much concentrated swag, I suppose.

post #127 of 966

Leave THE THIN MAN alone.  Making those films today would do nothing but provoke countless articles about alcoholism.

post #128 of 966

Just make them cokeheads.

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post #130 of 966

Also in THE FIRM, Dean Norris! 

post #131 of 966
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THE FIRM is very, very dated. Not necessarily all in a bad way, though. It's a great representation of early 90s pop culture and entertainment.

 

Although The Firm is positively a dose of new wave exoticism compared to Sabrina, which mesmerised me in an accidental viewing not too long ago.  Not in a good way.  I couldn't work out if its perfect adherence to that sort of middle of the road ' rich people' production, lighting, staging etc of the time (usually found in romantic comedies, which I guess this is?  I don't even know)  is some sort of nod to it being a stagey 50s movie originally or it was just made in that 'off the peg' 90s drama style by default.  It was just such a perfect specimen.  You expect to get that vibe of a period style as an aggregate across different films that share different overlapping things.  This was like watching a film made now that's trying too hard to be an archetypal 90s drama.  It was quite surreal.

 

Anyway, The Firm also features terrifying heavy Wilford Brimley, whom spry young Tom kicks the crap out of at one point.  Worth it!  (Brimley's actually not that bad, from memory.  but it's still funny to think about)

post #132 of 966

Brimley was quite good in THE FIRM. Easily my second favorite performance from him that summer.

post #133 of 966

He's a highlight. 

post #134 of 966

Brimley will never top HARD TARGET.  Hell, not even Olivier could have topped that performance.

post #135 of 966
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Brimley was quite good in THE FIRM. Easily my second favorite performance from him that summer.

I had a Brimley-esque weekend myself, rewatching Cocoon and watching Cocoon: The Return for the first time.

 

The first one is pretty good. It's basically Ron Howard trying to be Spielberg, but the older cast is very good. (Guttenberg's pretty useless, but I guess he was used to bring in the younger crowd, which . . . man, the 80s stunk.)

Cocoon: The Return is pretty much the same movie, only they gave Jessica Tandy more to do. I've already forgotten most of it.

post #136 of 966
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THE FIRM is very, very dated. Not necessarily all in a bad way, though. It's a great representation of early 90s pop culture and entertainment.


If you want a sharp then/now contrast, adjusted that movie made over $300m in the US. But that 'professional thriller' genre barely even exists anymore!

post #137 of 966
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If you want a sharp then/now contrast, adjusted that movie made over $300m in the US. But that 'professional thriller' genre barely even exists anymore!

 

Because movies like The Firm would be on cable today as a limited miniseries*,

 

*redo it with Dev Patel and Rachel Brosnahan as the McDeers. Five episodes. Keep the moral ambiguity of the Mitch in the book and the ending. 

post #138 of 966
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Brimley will never top HARD TARGET.  Hell, not even Olivier could have topped that performance.

 

Yeah, he was a darn fine heavy in THE FIRM but then coming right back a month later as Uncle Douvee cemented '93 as the summer of Brimley.

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Because movies like The Firm would be on cable today as a limited miniseries*,

 

*redo it with Dev Patel and Rachel Brosnahan as the McDeers. Five episodes. Keep the moral ambiguity of the Mitch in the book and the ending. 

 

I...kinda love this idea?

post #140 of 966

Anyone remember when they did a TV version with Josh Lucas? Does anyone remember Josh Lucas?

post #141 of 966
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I...kinda love this idea?

 

We'd set it today, because even in 2016 (at least in my limited experience), you do a lot of copying and a lot of printing in law. We'd maybe move things around so it's less the Italian mob and maybe a more contemporary foe (hi, Russian mafia). 

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Anyone remember when they did a TV version with Josh Lucas? Does anyone remember Josh Lucas?

 

I do! 

 

This was actually a sequel, believe it or not. 

post #143 of 966
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Does anyone remember Josh Lucas?

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RIP...

post #144 of 966
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I just rewatched Master and Commander for the first time in over a decade.

One hell of a film, really, and it's a miracle it was ever made. This graceful, restrained, intimate epic is the antithesis of everything large-scale, contemporary filmmaking seems to privilege. It's the closest you get to David Lean after David Lean.

Oh, if only it had spawned a series of films.

There was a time about eight years ago, not long after my first child was born, where I coped by watching that film at least once every couple of weeks, often with a bottle of gutsy red to hand. I also tore through the books.

It's criminal that there isn't more of an audience for a film like that. It's mature intelligent escapism of the highest order.

"Ah, well. Stephen, the bird's flightless?"

"Yes."

"It's not going anywhere."

*cue Boccherini and a slow zoom out to show the game is afoot*
post #145 of 966

Watching MISSISSIPPI GRIND again. This movie is a deeply underrated gem. 

post #146 of 966
I had JOHN CARTER playing in the background while I was working...

...and because of that, I realized that Juni Cortez and Michael Cera sound ridiculously alike.
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RIP...

Damn!

Was going to post this frame, because it is the moment his career died.

Sorry Josh, Thomas Jane doesn't need a dorky little brother.
post #148 of 966

I always thought Josh Lucas is what would have happened to Bradley Cooper if he didn't have David O. Russel's faux-prestige pictures to Bar Mitzvah him into "real" acting.

post #149 of 966
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Watching MISSISSIPPI GRIND again. This movie is a deeply underrated gem. 

 

This is the best Ryan Reynolds has been yet. This is just a fucking masterful little movie. 

post #150 of 966
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Watching MISSISSIPPI GRIND again. This movie is a deeply underrated gem. 

 

This is the best Ryan Reynolds has been yet. This is just a fucking masterful little movie. 

 

Is it on any of the streaming services?

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