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post #51 of 971

I saw Gangs of New York with a History Major. He was so pumped to see the movie. His commentary during and after the film ruined it for me. I'm hesitant to rewatch it because of tainted it is.

 

In his defense, I hate Braveheart for the same reasons.

post #52 of 971
I soured on Braveheart. Always love Gangs of New York. Bill the Butcher is my favorite performance of all time..
post #53 of 971
One thing I've always hated about GANGS is that Scorsese scrapped Elmer Bernstein's magnificent score for a weird hodge-podge of cues.

Bernstein's score works like gangbusters when you sync it up with the film.
post #54 of 971
That I did not know..
post #55 of 971
The cue Bernstein wrote for the opening battle is pure magic.
post #56 of 971
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

I soured on Braveheart. Always love Gangs of New York. Bill the Butcher is my favorite performance of all time..

In the DDL pantheon, I remain a Daniel Plainview guy, but Bill the Butcher is great. (come to think of it, his Lincoln was pretty damn awesome too.)

post #57 of 971
If Gangs of New York weren't so rough around the edges, it'd be higher up on my fave all time movie list. Though I DO love it. I'll concede There Will Be Blood is the better movie but I've always just liked Bill the Butcher just that tiny bit more..
post #58 of 971

I also wonder how much DDL's performance reflects on Leo and Diaz for me. He pretty much wrecks the curve; ANY actor's going to look inadequate next to him.

post #59 of 971

I just remember being baffled that Gangs wasn't a full-on Les Miz-style musical because it sure looked like one.

post #60 of 971
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post
 

In the DDL pantheon, I remain a Daniel Plainview guy, but Bill the Butcher is great. (come to think of it, his Lincoln was pretty damn awesome too.)

 

His performance in Last Of The Mohicans gets severely underrated because it's not nearly as showy as his more well-known roles (it's not showy in any way, actually), but it's as good as leading man gravitas gets.  It would do Gary Cooper proud.

post #61 of 971
Watched STARDUST with my 8 y/o daughter last night. Didn't remember the opening being as clunky as it is. Lots of Tristan going backwards-forwards, plus people sitting next to each other expositioning the shit out of the scene. Once it gets going (=when Michelle Pfeiffer appears), it's just fantastic. The kid loved it too, though I had to explain to her why one of the princes bleeds blue when Pfeiffer slits his throat.
Edited by Virtanen - 2/19/17 at 5:02am
post #62 of 971

I definitely remember feeling the first half of Stardust was really really clunky the first time I saw it despite the 2nd half winning me over.  But rewatches have gotten me past that and I love that movie.

post #63 of 971

My friend told me him and his girlfriend walked out of Stardust in the theater. Boo-urns to them. If you made it 3/4 through, why not stay for the finale...

 

I need to see it again, haven't since the theater. It's got a rare lead role by the lovable Claire Danes. And that Daredevil guy, too!

post #64 of 971

currently watching NOTTING HILL for the first time

 

Never really knew much about the movie beyond the general premise.  It's pleasant!  And doubly pleasant to see who shows up playing Julia Roberts' character's current American boyfriend!

post #65 of 971

Rewatched CABIN IN THE WOODS last night. It and John Wick are probably my two favorite examples of modern world building. This exchange in particular stood out. 

Marty: "Maybe it's time for a change."
Director: "We're not talking about change, we're talking about the agonizing death of every human soul on this planet."

 

You could almost tack a "but her e-mails" at the end of that.
 

post #66 of 971

   Last week I watched Night of the Comet and its still a movie I can watch anytime. Its fun quirky vibe never gets old for me. Even without parachute pants and big hair its still the most 80s apocalypse ever.

 

  It also has a line that always cracks me up: "You where born with an asshole Dolores, you don't need Chuck."


Edited by Chaz - 2/27/17 at 6:37pm
post #67 of 971
watching the features on the Mulholland Dr criterion blue-rae

The conversation between Watts and Lynch is so sweet and just a little awkward in a nice way
post #68 of 971

I saw that for the first time in a few years recently. It was streaming off Amazon with strangely terrible sound quality (I seem to have lost my old DVD copy). Even so, I find something almost magical about that film, I notice new details almost every time.

 

I kind of wish I could watch it truly fresh, to see whether I'd be able to 'get it'. As puzzle films go I don't think it's actually that hard to decipher. But that's easy to say when you've seen it like 10 times.

post #69 of 971
yeah, people have done such a thorough job of breaking it down since 2000 that its mysteries feel obvious now

but I do recall being flummoxed by it the first few times
post #70 of 971

The scene leading up to the bum jumping out from behind the dumpster, and the actual jumping out, is to this day the scariest, most tense thing I've ever seen. And you know it's coming! But it still gets me.

post #71 of 971
I saw MULHOLLAND DRIVE on the big screen a year or two ago.

Helluva film.
post #72 of 971
Naomi Watts' performance in Mulholland Dr is one of my all-time favorites. That audition scene . . . gosh.
post #73 of 971
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Originally Posted by Agentsands77 View Post

I saw MULHOLLAND DRIVE on the big screen a year or two ago.

Helluva film.

you'll pay...
post #74 of 971
recently rewatched YOU CAN COUNT ON ME due to some homework

I probably haven't seen it since it first came out on DVD in 2000/2001. I liked it then, but it didn't really stick with me. I appreciated it a lot more this time.
post #75 of 971
I unabashedly love You Can Count On Me. It's got solid performances, and really turned me on to Lonergan.
post #76 of 971

You Can Count on Me was the first movie we watched on my family's brand-new DVD player. What a visual feast to showcase the new technology!!! But seriously, good movie. I remember really liking it (and not just the picture and sound quality).

post #77 of 971

The BILL PAXTON knockout got me rewatching A SIMPLE PLAN (still great).  And I only noticed for the first time how insanely short the credits are.  Just a little over a minute long with big fonts.  Cast. Stunts.  Basic logos. No animals were harmed.  DONE.

post #78 of 971

The novel A SIMPLE PLAN is one of the most batshit and most casually devastating books I've read - the end in particular. It's a real fable where no one gets away clean, and I remember being let down by the movie when I saw it, as the movie is far less dark. But I'd like to see it again.

post #79 of 971
Thread Starter 
Watched CREED again. My heart can't take it. It's so fucking good.
post #80 of 971

Oh man, I love Creed so much. I'm a life-long Rocky fan, so when he stands up during that last round and "Gonna Fly Now" ramps up.

 

Swoon.

post #81 of 971
what cloud???

everyday, I end up seeing something in real life or in a movie that makes me start humming the combo of Lord Knows and Goransson's score.

stays with me forever
post #82 of 971
saw AFTER HOURS for the first time tonight

35mm

FUN!

I kept thinking of CURB YOUR EYES WIDE SHUTHUSIASM with Dunne reminding me of Cruise if Cruise could actually play someone 'average'.
post #83 of 971
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Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny View Post

Watched CREED again. My heart can't take it. It's so fucking good.
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Originally Posted by Bartleby_Scriven View Post
 

Oh man, I love Creed so much. I'm a life-long Rocky fan, so when he stands up during that last round and "Gonna Fly Now" ramps up.

 

Swoon.

 

Creed is wonderful. Have it on DVR, just waiting for the right time to watch it again. 

 

I also sorta can't believe Jacknife, Bart, and I all agree on a film. If Sands actually likes Creed, the world may stop rotating.

post #84 of 971
I saw Creed at the Union Square 14 when i was living in NYC. Such a heartfelt and perfect bow for a treasured American film character.

As I walked out I made my way to Bowie's apartment to see the memorial and pay my respects. Snow started to fall on the way there.

A perfect combination of moments that made me think of and recognize the importance of nostalgia and how people appreciate and celebrate it.
post #85 of 971
I assume sands isn't particularly fond of Rocky and would only think Creed to be fine.
post #86 of 971
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

I assume sands isn't particularly fond of Rocky and would only think Creed to be fine.
Hah.

I haven't seen CREED.

ROCKY is cool by me.
post #87 of 971

Huh. I can't even begin to predict whether Sands would like Creed. IMNSHO, it's the best Rocky film after the original, though I have a huge nostalgia hard on for Rocky III.

post #88 of 971
Creed is great because it makes you look at IV in a different light, and in doing so it makes it so you look at V from a different angle as well.

And it is made so damn well, it is impossible to not like. The single take boxing match scene being an obvious example.
post #89 of 971

Absolutely adore CREED to death. Great movie.

 

Although I think it's guilty of a lot of the things people criticize The Force Awakens for (i.e. over reliance on nostalgia for the original and even recreating a lot of the same beats). Still love it though, so I don't mind the same way I don't mind it with TFA. 

post #90 of 971

See, I don't agree that there's an overreliance. I think there are a lot of great payoffs and fresh angles to stuff from the franchise. Nothing in Creed feels unearned or forced.

post #91 of 971
CREED does all that stuff so well that it's not guilty. It's

INNOCENT
post #92 of 971
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

CREED does all that stuff so well that it's not guilty. It's

INNOCENT

post #93 of 971
Creed and Trainspotting 2 use their respective legacies of their predecessors in ways that make sense and add to what came before.

Creed is still gonna be a boxing movie about a newcomer being trained by an old has-been. So that's gonna be Rocky very closely. There's a limited framework to work within in that formula, so the movie rightly focuses on the new character dynamics.

forwakens on the other hand... stinks. the moment it tries to reuse its legacy to drive its plot?.... WOOF. Its fresh new characters get stifled in a tight box instead of being of a whole galaxy's worth of storytelling possibilities

so it's not 'guilty' in the same way at all
Edited by mcnooj82 - 4/5/17 at 12:49pm
post #94 of 971

Beowulf, 13 Assassins, and GANGS?

 

These are among my favorite of things. I don't have too much to add to it. Just that anytime anyone brings up Beowulf, I try to tell them about the time I dropped acid and saw it in 3D and I swear by the old gods the Active Shutter 3D goggles they were using were absolutely mind-blowing, and no its not just that I was on drugs, I mean that helped, but objectively - or as objectively as can be said to be possible here - but 3D presentations have never lived up to that showing and I am absolutely confident that was due MORE to the glasses than anything else. Shit looked wild.


Gangs is wonderful and I have come to really enjoy DiCaprio's performance in it. For whatever reason, he plays the role as internalizing every last goddamn thing, so all the serious acting is ... how do you describe it? Implied? A lot of implied acting going on there. A different approach would have surely been beneficial but its a weird and interesting thing to do in such a broad movie. Maybe he felt the only way to coexist with DDL on-screen was to take an opposite tack, and respond to that monstrous performance without any kind of demonstrative emoting. 

 

I really do wish they had seriously fucked his face up there towards the end tho, instead of just giving him some dashing and handsome scarring. 

post #95 of 971
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Originally Posted by Agentsands77 View Post


Hah.

I haven't seen CREED.

ROCKY is cool by me.

I said you wouldn't be PARTICULARLY fond of Rocky!

 

because as you said... you didn't see CREED!  

 

I AM RIGHT ALWAYS!!!

post #96 of 971

Gangs is one of those movies that has become prophetic as the years have gone on. Bill the Butcher wouldn't be out of place screaming MAGA. 

post #97 of 971

DiCaprio and DDL are good/fucking great in GANGS. The movie around them doesn't match them. Diaz is terrible in it and terribly miscast. Very much a "parts greater than the sum" film.

post #98 of 971

Just watched The Guest for the first time. Wonderful little movie and Dan Stevens is fucking AWESOME in it. I feel like if I'd paid attention to the hype around it I might have been a bit disappointed in it (see The Witch, which I liked but didn't love) but since I ignored it I had a great time with it. Just a tight little thriller that gets wild just when I want it to. 

post #99 of 971

THE GUEST has become one of my go-to background movies for housework and writing, but I can't watch it too often. "OH ANTONIO" is one hell of an earworm.

post #100 of 971

I love Synthwave/Synthpop so this and Drive's soundtrack are pure sex for me. 

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