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Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
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Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

Tonight, it was Parallel Mothers, a Spanish film directed by Pedro Almodovar, the most well known star in the US would be Penelope Cruz. It's in Spanish with subtitles. The basic plot arc is that...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 69,076
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

Don't Look Up - A new Netflix movie, it's end of the world stuff done up as somewhat of a comedy. Of course, since everybody, or at least most-body will die if this really happens, it's a rather...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 69,076
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
I and II are favorites. Having spent lots of...

I and II are favorites. Having spent lots of time in the Big Apple over the years, these are among my favorite New York movies. Both have a combination of big city "seen it all" attitude combined...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 69,076
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

Tonight's noir film - D.O.A. It's been remade a few times, but this is the original, 1949, starring Pat O'Brien. He's a guy who finds out that he's been murdered. You look at him and he looks...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 69,076
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

The Tragedy of Macbeth - This is so GD good….a must for fans. I’ve seen Macbeth numerous times, stage and screen as well as having read the Classic Comic and the play. This new movie version is...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 69,076
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

Licorice Pizza - Definitely an odd one. It's sort of a love story, would be a teen love story except that while the boy is 15, his love interest is 25, not a teen. A lot of things happen in a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 47
Are films getting longer?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Are films getting longer?

"Personally, I think its backwards that we expect so many of our best artists to always have to follow our meandering asses around, always trying to guess what it is we want, instead of just letting...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 47
Are films getting longer?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Are films getting longer?

I think you're right about that. Light speed web results make a 2 hour movie seem like a lifetime for people who can't sit back and let a story play out. It might lead to movies like the ones in...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 47
Are films getting longer?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Are films getting longer?

This seems like a job for the backside of IMDB, a job for the data wrangler. There's a field for movie length in each movie's record. It would be interesting to do a year by year or decade by...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 34
"Ex-Machina," Deep AI Exploration or Classic Gothic Horror?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: "Ex-Machina," Deep AI Exploration or Classic Gothic Horror?

Free will is a romantic delusion...wishful thinking. We can only perceive what our senses evolved to see and hear. Just try to see colors out of our range or hear like a bat. As for the willful...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 4
How film has influenced history, leaders, etc.
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: How film has influenced history, leaders, etc.

It's pretty darn creepy to think of political leaders taking their hints from movies. There's such a slippery line between plot and propaganda sometimes and so many despots have such twisted minds...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 34
"Ex-Machina," Deep AI Exploration or Classic Gothic Horror?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: "Ex-Machina," Deep AI Exploration or Classic Gothic Horror?

The movie reminded me of an updated Frankenstein, not the classic movie or its imitators, but the book, written by Mary Shelley in 1818. The "Monster" in the book is much more articulate and...
Forum: Games and Tabs 3 weeks ago
Replies: 10,621
Is It In Your DVD Collection?
Posted By skizzerflake
Yes Bride of the Monster

Yes

Bride of the Monster
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 180
Sex scenes (not “chaste”)
Posted By skizzerflake
It's unfortunate, because, having had some...

It's unfortunate, because, having had some background in Roman history, it could be a huge source of historic drama, but for the troubling problem of 1900 years of church propaganda about them being...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 180
Sex scenes (not “chaste”)
Posted By skizzerflake
The problem that I have is that once you get into...

The problem that I have is that once you get into that realm, you get to where the details of the sex take over the commentary. How much skin shows, whether the bodies are "good" and the exact...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 180
Sex scenes (not “chaste”)
Posted By skizzerflake
I can't help but think that a lot of this comes...

I can't help but think that a lot of this comes down to investment strategy and marketing position. Film makers make no movies without getting lots of money from someone who is, after all, making a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 82
Withholding Subtitles - West Side Story
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Withholding Subtitles - West Side Story

"People in my filmmaking class did say that you should be able to understand an entire movie with the sound turned off and no subtitles. But I did try this with a couple of foreign films and there...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 180
Sex scenes (not “chaste”)
Posted By skizzerflake
Real, actual porn is a special market, but it's...

Real, actual porn is a special market, but it's clearly intended for people that want exactly that and not a several minute interlude in a 2 hour movie where they have to put up with the rest of the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 180
Sex scenes (not “chaste”)
Posted By skizzerflake
The marketers who provide the money seem to think...

The marketers who provide the money seem to think not, and, of course, there's the movie rating system. The marketing people seem to really avoid NC 17 and some of those old 80's movies that we...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 180
Sex scenes (not “chaste”)
Posted By skizzerflake
Car chases are full of FX, noise and fun, not...

Car chases are full of FX, noise and fun, not much controversy. Sex is fun, risky and very controversial, especially when done in public, such as in a movie. That's the thing about it. I suspect...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 85
Things You Just Found Out/Learned Recently?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Things You Just Found Out/Learned Recently?

Being a fan of later Hitchcock movies, I just found out that I'm just OK with his old movies. They're a little bit too British, too black and white too dark (as in unlit) and too verbal for me. I...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-13-21
Replies: 69,076
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

I got stuck on this, it's pretty good - King Arthur, the 2004 version. If you're Arthur-curious like me, this is the theory that Arthur (Artorius) was a Sarmatian mercenary, 4th century, in Britain,...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 12-12-21
Replies: 15
Oppenheimer (next Nolan film)
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Oppenheimer (next Nolan film)

Hmm. Interesting hopefully. I've read several long books on this and it's quite a story, a nexus of science, war, politics, Nazis, Japanese, Soviets and the next war. A long movie or a mini-series...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-11-21
Replies: 31,065
Movie You're Watching Tonight
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Movie You're Watching Tonight

Movie of the night - Stephen Spielberg's remake of West Side Story - An excellent production, an unknown but terrific cast of performers, with all of the energetic dance routines you might recall...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-10-21
Replies: 85
Things You Just Found Out/Learned Recently?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Things You Just Found Out/Learned Recently?

I've actually known this for a while, but the first movie Tarzan, silent star Elmo Lincoln, had a brother that lived in Towson too. Lincoln built a Hollywood styled house for him on a piece of...