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Forum: Movie Reviews 2 days ago
Replies: 51
American Beauty
Posted By Iroquois
If it's an anniversary piece, it makes sense to...

If it's an anniversary piece, it makes sense to point out initial perspectives and how they may have changed (or not changed) over the past 20 years. In any case, I think this is inevitable with all...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 47
My Top 250 Movies
Posted By Iroquois
Re: My Top 250 Movies

Okay, everyone, time to place your bets on how many of them are from after 1980. I'm going to say...six.
Replies: 7
Bands/Artists Who Got Better, But Their Popularity Waned?
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Bands/Artists Who Got Better, But Their Popularity Waned?

Talk Talk shifted away from being a fairly standard New Wave band with hit singles like "Talk Talk" and "It's My Life", then from The Colour of Spring onwards there was a shift in a more artistically...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 39
Things that annoy you in Zombie movies. Or things you could do without
Posted By Iroquois
I go away for a few months and this is the only...

I go away for a few months and this is the only thing in my mentions?

Leaving aside...most of this, I have to wonder if the post-9/11 surge in popularity has to do with them coming across as an...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 3 days ago
Replies: 122
The Suicide Squad
Posted By Iroquois
Re: The Suicide Squad

If anything in this film is an agreed-upon source of charm, it's the shark.
Forum: Games and Tabs 3 days ago
Replies: 16,704
The Baker's Dozen Movie Game Thread
Posted By Iroquois
Re: The Baker's Dozen Movie Game Thread

13 Films In Which A Whole Lot Of Prisoners Are Set Free

1. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yYS0ZZdsnA
Forum: Games and Tabs 3 days ago
Replies: 16,704
The Baker's Dozen Movie Game Thread
Posted By Iroquois
13 Movies that Starred Real Life Relatives: ...

13 Movies that Starred Real Life Relatives:

1. The Fabulous Baker Boys, Beau and Jeff Bridges
2. Blown Away, Jeff and Lloyd Bridges
3. Wall Street, Charlie and Martin Sheen
4. Grosse Point...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 3 days ago
Replies: 122
The Suicide Squad
Posted By Iroquois
Re: The Suicide Squad

I mean, if the Alien vs Predator films taught me anything, it's that upgrading from PG-13 to R doesn't automatically guarantee an improvement.
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 3 days ago
Replies: 122
The Suicide Squad
Posted By Iroquois
Re: The Suicide Squad

I think my main issue is that it's still fundamentally the same as the 2016 film to the extent that simply redoing the same idea with a firmer execution and a relative amount of freedom being granted...
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 days ago
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 21
Ghostbusters (General Thread)
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Ghostbusters (General Thread)

I don't care for it.
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 3 days ago
Replies: 742
Rate the last album you've heard
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Rate the last album you've heard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWaK-RMrGa0

5
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 days ago
Replies: 545
Movie Forums Top 100 of the Aughts (the 00s) - Preliminary Thread
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Movie Forums Top 100 of the Aughts (the 00s) - Preliminary Thread

Would still be interested in your picks, though.

Anyway, I dropped mine off. Dashed it off fairly quickly with no revision (as is my custom). Can't ever bring myself to submit a partial ballot...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 3 days ago
Replies: 122
The Suicide Squad
Posted By Iroquois
Re: The Suicide Squad

It's garbage.
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 days ago
Replies: 2
Zombieland (2009)
Posted By Iroquois
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 days ago
Replies: 51
American Beauty
Posted By Iroquois
I saw it once in what I think must have been my...

I saw it once in what I think must have been my teens and thinking it was pretty good, but I revisited it when I was 30 and thought it was pretty insipid.



Curious as to what exactly you think...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 3 days ago
Replies: 3
Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City

Turns out it's not, which definitely makes me question how good it's likely to be.
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 days ago
Replies: 40
Terminator Genisys
Posted By Iroquois
Bruh, you said that.

Bruh, you said that.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-07-21
Replies: 14
Fictions about cinema
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Fictions about cinema

Also just thought of Sunset Boulevard.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-07-21
Replies: 14
Fictions about cinema
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Fictions about cinema

First one I thought of was Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt. Also Fellini's 8.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-07-21
Replies: 162
Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?

And countless other directors have more than either of them put together. It's like these kinds of "objective" criteria are always a little arbitrary.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-07-21
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-07-21
Replies: 162
Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?

As I recall, Nolan watched the 2017 version of Justice League and warned Snyder against ever watching it himself.

I have trouble thinking of Bay and Snyder as hacks because they have such...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-07-21
Replies: 162
Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?

For what it's worth, Michael Bay has two films in the Criterion Collection (twice as many as Nolan, lol).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyx7YRU4trs
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-07-21
Replies: 162
Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?

I am in no way surprised that someone whose top ten includes the likes of Bela Tarr, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Theo Angelopoulos is liable to view Christopher Nolan as being in the same league as Michael...