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post #51 of 121
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For the record, I never said Scorcese is bad.  And I recognize his talent, which is why I said I should revisit his films.  Basically the whole point of this thread.  And I did say in my initial post that a revisit of Raging Bull wound up being a totally positive one.  I did enjoy Wolf of Wall Street.  But I really should revisit Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Taxi Driver, that Infernal Affairs remake, as well as Casino, which I never did see.

post #52 of 121
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Natural Born Killers is bad? Scorsese is no good? Quantum of Solace is better than Skyfall?


You people sicken me.

Okay I'm only taking the hit for one of those points.
post #53 of 121
Who said Scorsese is no good?
post #54 of 121
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

Who said Scorsese is no good?

 

Jeez man, its the internet! I can just make stuff up.  Here, try this:

 

FRAID SAID SCORSESE IS SHIT!

 

 

 

The real answer, by the way, is that you and Dalyn indicated that you didn't like him that much on the first page.

post #55 of 121
Was made quesey by about 20 minutes of NBK.

Skyfall is ok. That is it. With a dull thud of an ending (Scottish Home Alone!!)

I am with whoever spoke their peace about Some Like It Hot.

Scorsese is still a god and The Aviator gets about 2 views from me a year.
post #56 of 121
I saw "Silence" in the theater. All of you are lesser men!
post #57 of 121
I saw it. "The Aviator" is still probably my favorite Scorcese from this century, but "Silence" is very close. "Wolf of Wall Street" is up there too.

I have impeccable taste, so I really don't belong in here...

Oh: I don’t like Paul Thomas Anderson movies as much as everyone else seems to. And I don't like Wes Anderson movies at all. Directors named Anderson can take a hike.
post #58 of 121

what about WS Anderson???

post #59 of 121
"The Master" didn't live up to my expectations.
post #60 of 121
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"The Master" didn't live up to my expectations.

it's a coming of age rite of passage that we must all go through

post #61 of 121
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what about WS Anderson???

Are we talking the "Resident Evil" guy? Him too.
post #62 of 121
PTA made one of the most unexpectedly great comedies of the 21st century with Punch Drunk Love.

I still need to see Wolf of Wall Street and Silence.
post #63 of 121
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"The Master" didn't live up to my expectations.

 

Me either.  Another movie that I respect for the acting but didn't connect with at all.

post #64 of 121
Punch Drunk Love is stink.
post #65 of 121
nah.
post #66 of 121
It's no "The Waterboy".
post #67 of 121
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I guess I'm due to give Lost in Translation another shot. I mainly remember being frustrated that the film depicts Japan as some baffling alien place that the characters make no effort to understand, and remember thinking at the time that it might as well have been set in Antarctica.
That's always been my frustration with it.
post #68 of 121
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Punch Drunk Love is stink.

 

post #69 of 121
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It's no "Sandy Wexler".

FIFY

post #70 of 121
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I guess I'm due to give Lost in Translation another shot. I mainly remember being frustrated that the film depicts Japan as some baffling alien place that the characters make no effort to understand, and remember thinking at the time that it might as well have been set in Antarctica.

My understanding of it was, with Bill Murray's character having marital problems thousands of miles away and ScarJo's newly found marital problems happening to her first hand, they probably weren't thinking much about fitting in.

But, there are scenes of them taking time to explire and get a feel for their surroundings, together and by themselves.

I think the movie was trying to come at it from the viewpoint that these two people could be thrust together because of their understanding of their known language, and their perceived loneliness in their own lives.
post #71 of 121
I tried to watch Casino, for the first time, last week. Turned it off after Joe Pesci's character went nuts on some guy with a pen.

Partly it was because it was 3 hours long and I couldnt be fucked watching a, not as good, rerun of Good Fellas. But mainly because it was boring.
post #72 of 121
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FIFY

Well, I considered going with "The Cobbler", but thought even that might be too au courant.
post #73 of 121
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I tried to watch Casino, for the first time, last week. Turned it off after Joe Pesci's character went nuts on some guy with a pen.

Partly it was because it was 3 hours long and I couldnt be fucked watching a, not as good, rerun of Good Fellas. But mainly because it was boring.
I like CASINO more than GOODFELLAS.
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I like CASINO more than GOODFELLAS.

hey, you're on the same side as Tyler on this!

post #75 of 121
I like Ray Liotta more than Robert Deniro.
post #76 of 121

The middle hour of HEAT made me hate it. I should probably reassess.

post #77 of 121
I like "Casino" a lot (a lot)... but for the fact that it is so similar to "Goodfellas" while really missing the kind of balance that Ray Liotta gives the earlier movie. So the only thing wrong with it is that it's not the best mob movie ever. Still awesome though...

Andy, stopping at the Pesci-with-a-pen-scene doesn't even get you to Pesci-with-a-vise scene, you lightweight!
post #78 of 121
And the montage using Rolling Stones "Can't You Hear Ne Knocking" in its entirety is aces (pun firmly intended)
post #79 of 121
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Andy, stopping at the Pesci-with-a-pen-scene doesn't even get you to Pesci-with-a-vise scene, you lightweight!

 

It was too Billy Batts, but not as good.  Weirdly enough I recognised the Billy Batts actor just before that scene so it was very much front of mind.  And it STILL boggles my mind that that actor isn't Dennis Farina.

post #80 of 121
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hey, you're on the same side as Tyler on this!
My side is the right side



I don't particularly love either CASINO or GOODFELLAS, even if slightly prefer the former. If I have to choose a top Scorsese mob flick I'm going with MEAN STREETS.
post #81 of 121

Mean Streets, Goodfellas and Casino are all wonderful. This has been proven by a panel of learned scholars.

 

As for PTA, I really like The Master, but Inherent Vice was a bridge too far. I've seen it 3 times and inevitably check out with about an hour left.

post #82 of 121
Oh God. "Inherent Vice" just did not do anything for me.
post #83 of 121
INHERENT VICE is my favorite PTA film (by far). It just hit me right in that sweet spot. Just you guys mentioning it is enough to make me wish I was watching it right now.

I don't really like any of the movies PTA made prior to THERE WILL BE BLOOD.
post #84 of 121
Jeezus.
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post #86 of 121
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INHERENT VICE is my favorite PTA film (by far). It just hit me right in that sweet spot. Just you guys mentioning it is enough to make me wish I was watching it right now.

I don't really like any of the movies PTA made prior to THERE WILL BE BLOOD.

 

Whereas BOOGIE NIGHTS is the only one that I can watch on a virtual loop.

post #87 of 121
BOOGIE NIGHTS is the one I like the least.
post #88 of 121
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BOOGIE NIGHTS is the one I like the least.

 

That baffles me, especially in a world where THE MASTER exists.

post #89 of 121
Loved Inherant Vice, and it is still my least favorite PTA.

Hard Eight, Boogie Nights and Magnolia only get better with age to some degree.
post #90 of 121
THE MASTER is a weird film and it keeps me at an emotional distance. But I really like the aesthetics of the film, and that "Slow Boat to China" scene is the kind of startling brilliance that makes me love movies. Even if it's a puzzle made of pieces that don't really fit, it's a puzzle I still want to solve.

I find BOOGIE NIGHTS kinda tedious.
post #91 of 121
Just read "Battlefield Earth."
post #92 of 121
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Just read "Battlefield Earth."
It doesn't have PSH desperately singing "Slow Boat to China," so it isn't a sufficient replacement
post #93 of 121

Team PunchDrunk here, all the way.

post #94 of 121
Punch Drunk Love is so nice!!
post #95 of 121
It's no "You Don't Mess With the Zohan".
post #96 of 121
It's a bit twee
post #97 of 121

It's the most effective and sympathetic portrayal of introversion and social anxiety I've ever seen.

 

Also, because it's a PTA joint you keep expecting something awful to happen to Sandler or Watson and it's such a huge relief when it doesn't.


Edited by Hammerhead - 4/19/17 at 9:38pm
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It's a bit twee

definitely! but I think it's balanced out through the unlikely combo of Sandler and Watson
post #99 of 121
I think I've found the perfect movie microcosm to classify my bad taste. I rewatched Alien and Aliens this morning. Aliens is definitely my favorite Alien movie. That's not a knock against the original....I love it too....I just love Aliens more.

Make of that what you will..
post #100 of 121
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

I think I've found the perfect movie microcosm to classify my bad taste. I rewatched Alien and Aliens this morning. Aliens is definitely my favorite Alien movie. That's not a knock against the original....I love it too....I just love Aliens more.

Make of that what you will..

 

It's like comparing THE GODFATHER and THE GODFATHER PART 2.  You're cool liking either of them more than the other.

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