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Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 14
How do you find a movie to watch?
Posted By Corax
I wait until 3:00 AM. Peace. Quiet. No one around...

I wait until 3:00 AM. Peace. Quiet. No one around to judge your choices. I drive there, enter, and stride towards my destination like a salmon instinctively swimming upstream.

With a precognition...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 31
Films whose low budgets contribute to their greatness.
Posted By Corax
Re: Films whose low budgets contribute to their greatness.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (they wanted horses; they got stuck with coconuts)



Mad Max (raw, stripped down, gritty, stunts happening in camera)


Blair Witch (I hate the film,...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 1
Training Day SPOILERS (You have been warned)
Posted By Corax
Training Day SPOILERS (You have been warned)

OK, so I just noticed something in Training Day. Granted, it's something the rest of you noticed twenty years ago, but it's an interesting detail.


Alonzo is no longer a threat at the end of the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 71
Romances you rooted against
Posted By Corax
Re: Romances you rooted against

To Catch a Thief - Frances is into John because she thinks he a cat burglar. John observes her rather bizarre kink a few times in the film, stating that it is a dubious basis for attraction. This is...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 1 week ago
Replies: 1,690
🌟 Star Trek, TOS 🌟
Posted By Corax
Re: 🌟 Star Trek, TOS 🌟

A Most Logical Native American



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPEmUkhIoGc
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 754
Films You Hate, But Everyone Else Loves
Posted By Corax
Re: Films You Hate, But Everyone Else Loves

Space Jam. I hate everything about it.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 71
Romances you rooted against
Posted By Corax
Forbidden love is a common theme (e.g., The Thorn...

Forbidden love is a common theme (e.g., The Thorn Birds) and the opening stages of romance are basically dyadic narcissism, chasing a high "how 'X' makes ME feeeel" - thus there is something rather...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 54
Spoilers, spoilers.. everywhere!!!
Posted By Corax
You could always take a roofie immediately after...

You could always take a roofie immediately after a first viewing of a film.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 54
Spoilers, spoilers.. everywhere!!!
Posted By Corax
"Spoiler" is hopelessly ill-conceived as concept....

"Spoiler" is hopelessly ill-conceived as concept. In actual practice, any narrative detail may be a spoiler. You just need one person who has not seen the film to learn something that they didn't...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 19
Edit or Add a Single Scene...
Posted By Corax
Re: Edit or Add a Single Scene...

Raiders of the Lost Ark - reinsert scene showing how Indy managed the sub ride at the end.

Back to the Future - Add scene of Marty banging his mom. They wouldn't have "got it" back then, but...
Replies: 13
help disney buy warner
Posted By Corax
Is this poster a real and known entity or a drive...

Is this poster a real and known entity or a drive by spammer?
Replies: 13
help disney buy warner
Posted By Corax
Today we are in perfect agreement.

Today we are in perfect agreement.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 19
Edit or Add a Single Scene...
Posted By Corax
Catharsis is sometimes preferred to hope. The...

Catharsis is sometimes preferred to hope. The characters had been dumped on so much that I think audiences wanted an explicit happy ending. Sometimes the emotional needs of the audience overtake the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 9
Discussing Danny Kaye
Posted By Corax
1. Internet Answer: Danny? Mmm... Kaye...? ...

1. Internet Answer: Danny? Mmm... Kaye...?



2. Flavor Flav Answer: Danny was hero to most, but he never meant s**t to me. Straight up buffoon, he was simple and a goofus. Motherf***k him and...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 754
Films You Hate, But Everyone Else Loves
Posted By Corax
This is the epitome of low tension.

This is the epitome of low tension.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 67
How often do you watch a film?
Posted By Corax
With age, not as many. Too many contemporary...

With age, not as many. Too many contemporary films are poorly written. Too many are obnoxiously political. Too many reboots. Too many childish premises (superhero movies).

In the past, a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 2
The Devolution of Yojimbo and Obsolescence
Posted By Corax
Good stuff! I think you've got it just...

Good stuff!

I think you've got it just right with "bad odds." Our hero is a whiz with that heroic weapon, but the baddie appears to better off. Will our hero prevail? Obsolescence is a great way...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 2
The Devolution of Yojimbo and Obsolescence
Posted By Corax
The Devolution of Yojimbo and Obsolescence

It seems that there are seven basic types of plot1. Rags to riches a steady rise from bad to good fortune
2. Riches to rags a fall from good to bad, a tragedy
3. Icarus a rise then a fall in...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 65,572
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Corax
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

The Tomorrow War- a film made by a computer algorithm. It's Live, Die, Repeat, Starship Troopers, The Thing, and Alien smushed together. Cheap parental issues? Check. One-liners? Check. It's...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 65,572
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Corax
Getting some strong Peter Vincent vibes here.

Getting some strong Peter Vincent vibes here.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 140
These are MAN movies !!!
Posted By Corax
I appreciate the clarification. It seems to me...

I appreciate the clarification. It seems to me that there are varieties of both which are deplorable, but also varieties which are commendable. I do not conceive of some Aristotelian Golden Mean by...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 140
These are MAN movies !!!
Posted By Corax
Depends on what one prefers to "own" as...

Depends on what one prefers to "own" as legitimate "masculinity" or "manliness." If masculinity, in one's mind, is pure primitive aggression channeled into coercion, then a simple "bully" being...