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Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 46
Completed movies that were entirely wiped out of existence
Posted By kgaard
Maybe! But there are variables at play other than...

Maybe! But there are variables at play other than the mercenary thinking of studio bosses (or, at least, let's say their mercenary thinking has some rationale behind it). For starters, there are...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 46
Completed movies that were entirely wiped out of existence
Posted By kgaard
To be fair, this is not an entirely new practice....

To be fair, this is not an entirely new practice. Charlie Chaplin (Chaplin!) destroyed a film (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Woman_of_the_Sea) he had produced for tax write-off purposes...
Replies: 132
No-Spend February - Finance thread
Posted By kgaard
Love the idea, but I think I'll just stick with...

Love the idea, but I think I'll just stick with my Krusty the Clown Lifestyle Plan.
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/-KhLmd4E-Fg/hqdefault.jpg
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-11-24
Replies: 7,448
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By kgaard
Top Gun actually is good, but not for the reasons...

Top Gun actually is good, but not for the reasons that (I'm guessing) the dad thinks (https://www.tor.com/2019/01/14/highway-to-the-danger-zone-the-heterosexual-tragedy-of-top-gun/).
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-07-24
Replies: 80,685
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By kgaard
So here's what I think I is going on for that...

So here's what I think I is going on for that last hour:

The emotional "peak" of the movie comes at the end of the long story within a story (within, IIRC, another story) when "Beau" finally finds...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-07-24
Replies: 80,685
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By kgaard
Beau Is Afraid (Ari Aster, 2023) When I...

Beau Is Afraid (Ari Aster, 2023)

When I watched Midsommar, there were certainly moments in the movie where it seemed that Aster was, more or less, taking the piss, moments where the film becomes...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-01-24
Replies: 91
2024 Film Challenge
Posted By kgaard
Re: 2024 Film Challenge

Here are some recs:

Fallen Leaves (2023)
Hive (2021)
Infinitely Polar Bear (2015)
All Is Lost (2013)
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans (2009)
Ponyo (2008)...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-22-23
Replies: 91
2024 Film Challenge
Posted By kgaard
I expect I will do this again, most likely the...

I expect I will do this again, most likely the main challenge and just part of nightmare mode. Hoping 2024 is as good as 2023 was for the movies!


A. The Human Condition
[watch a film that...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-22-23
Replies: 98
How many times did you go to the movie theatre this year?
Posted By kgaard
Yeah, I'm with this. I went out on Wednesday to...

Yeah, I'm with this. I went out on Wednesday to meet up with a friend. We had a leisurely dinner and discussed the state of live theater (not great) and the state of film (optimistic after 2023)....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-21-23
Replies: 80,685
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By kgaard
Love this one. I spent a lot of time hanging out...

Love this one. I spent a lot of time hanging out with Harvey and Joyce when they would come down to the Dallas Fantasy Fair in the mid-'80s. They were very kind and always interesting to talk to. The...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-05-23
Replies: 98
How many times did you go to the movie theatre this year?
Posted By kgaard
Re: How many times did you go to the movie theatre this year?

Seven times, which actually feels pretty good! Even bad movies are better in a theater. Here's what I saw:

Aftersun
Ponyo
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Star...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 12-01-23
Replies: 0
The World's Most Prolific Extra
Posted By kgaard
The World's Most Prolific Extra

‘I was told not to make eye contact with Tom Cruise’: meet the world’s most prolific film extra (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/dec/01/jill-uncredited-worlds-most-prolific-extra)
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-29-23
Replies: 3,099
Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom
Posted By kgaard
I don't listen to a lot of podcasts, and I've...

I don't listen to a lot of podcasts, and I've never seen Bonfire of the Vanities, but this was fascinating: https://theplotthickens.tcm.com/season-two/episode-guide/

The contemporaneous recordings...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-16-23
Forum: General Movie Discussion 10-30-23
Replies: 8
Actors and film-makers that don't watch their own art
Posted By kgaard
Almost forgot, John Williams has never watched...

Almost forgot, John Williams has never watched any of the Star Wars movies (as of 2016, anyway)....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 10-30-23
Replies: 8
Actors and film-makers that don't watch their own art
Posted By kgaard
At a Q&A after a screening of Blue Jay, Sarah...

At a Q&A after a screening of Blue Jay, Sarah Paulson said that she doesn't watch her movies.

Douglas Rain (the voice of HAL) never watched 2001: A Space Odyssey....
Forum: Birthdays and Introductions 10-16-23
Replies: 5
Happy Anniversary kgaard!
Posted By kgaard
Thanks y'all! I can celebrate with the arrival of...

Thanks y'all! I can celebrate with the arrival of my Dust Devil DVD.

Plus coke and hookers, of course.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 10-14-23
Replies: 233
2023 Film Challenge
Posted By kgaard
So I actually finished the main challenge about 2...

So I actually finished the main challenge about 2 months ago... except for one film, which I finally got to yesterday (it was Asghar Farhadi's terrific A Separation, if you want to know). I doubt I...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 10-11-23
Replies: 27
Where do I go Now that netflix does not rent DVD's anymore?
Posted By kgaard
Criterion Channel...

Criterion Channel (https://www.criterionchannel.com/).
Forum: Movie Reviews 10-04-23
Replies: 2,790
The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown
Posted By kgaard
Re: The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown

No argument with the top two--Come and See was my #1 and Apocalypse Now was my #5.

Thanks to Keyser for taking us through the trenches, Yoda for his behind-the-scenes machinations, and all voters...
Forum: Movie Reviews 10-04-23
Replies: 2,790
The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown
Posted By kgaard
Re: The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown

Bridge on the River Kwai was my #11:
Forum: Movie Reviews 10-02-23
Replies: 2,790
The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown
Posted By kgaard
Lawrence of Arabia and Paths of Glory are both...

Lawrence of Arabia and Paths of Glory are both all-timers; Lawrence was my #10, and is indeed glorious on the big screen.

Paths of Glory was my #7:
Forum: Movie Reviews 10-01-23
Replies: 2,790
The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown
Posted By kgaard
Dr. Strangelove was my #3. I'm a little surprised...

Dr. Strangelove was my #3. I'm a little surprised at how many people don't think of this as a war movie--yes, sure, it's a comedy, but it's a comedy about war. It's the quintessential movie about the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 10-01-23
Replies: 7,448
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By kgaard
Bad news, folks. Criterion has the 87-minute...

Bad news, folks. Criterion has the 87-minute version.
Forum: Movie Reviews 09-29-23
Replies: 2,790
The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown
Posted By kgaard
Re: The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown

Saving Private Ryan is okay, but was never in the running for my list.

Full Metal Jacket ... yeah, the criticism that the first half far outshines the second is commonplace, but it's exactly how I...