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Forum: Movie Reviews 17 hours ago
Replies: 14
Stu presents: Smusings!
Posted By StuSmallz
A recent conversation about the surprisingly...

A recent conversation about the surprisingly progressive politics/portrayals in Total Recall inspired to write this little multi-part essay on that aspect of the film, and I didn't have a better...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 18 hours ago
Replies: 65,589
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By StuSmallz
Yup; I mean, I haven't watched the theatrical...

Yup; I mean, I haven't watched the theatrical version since I was 13 (which was twenty years ago), back when I'd barely watched any movies in a more critical, "adult" manner, but even then, I still...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 20 hours ago
Replies: 33
Stranger than Fiction
Posted By StuSmallz
But my problem with the climax of The Searchers...

But my problem with the climax of The Searchers isn't that Ethan had a change of heart at all; I mean, I didn't want it to end with him straight-up murdering Debbie or anything. My problem with it...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 21 hours ago
Replies: 1,411
Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom
Posted By StuSmallz
Please, it's RTefugees. Still, glad to see that...

Please, it's RTefugees. Still, glad to see that me constantly nagging people to come to forums is paying off a bit here, so welcome to the MoFo, Ash!
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 1,411
Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom
Posted By StuSmallz
What's wrong with it, out of curiosity?

What's wrong with it, out of curiosity?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 1,785
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By StuSmallz
Psssh, you call that a fist shake? ...

Psssh, you call that a fist shake?



https://i.ibb.co/dLSYsY3/Wvejd-8-AT76-Ch-JLAPLw2-Ij-hn-PI.gif (https://imgbb.com/)
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 65,589
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By StuSmallz
https://i.ibb.co/phVfg13/tenor-1.gif...

https://i.ibb.co/phVfg13/tenor-1.gif (https://imgbb.com/)
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 33
Stranger than Fiction
Posted By StuSmallz
And, to offer up a counter-example of when it...

And, to offer up a counter-example of when it made sense for a film's characterizations to contradict itself, I'd point to Zero Dark Thirty (https://letterboxd.com/stusmallz/film/zero-dark-thirty/)...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 65,589
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By StuSmallz
But my problem with that aspect of the movie...

But my problem with that aspect of the movie isn't that the affair fails to come off as some sort of shocking revelation, because that didn't feel like Garland's intention (what with the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 65,589
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By StuSmallz
You think we're being "woke" for criticizing...

You think we're being "woke" for criticizing Suspicion for not having the husband try to kill the wife?


https://i.ibb.co/1mwy18s/Princess-Bride-That-word.gif (https://imgbb.com/)
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 65,589
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By StuSmallz
It's interesting that you say that, since I found...

It's interesting that you say that, since I found the more emotional/dramatic material in Annihilation (https://letterboxd.com/stusmallz/film/annihilation/) to be slightly underwhelming, in...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 65,589
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By StuSmallz
Pretty much; I mean, even if the film didn't...

Pretty much; I mean, even if the film didn't betray the original story (and even its own characterizations) at the end, it still would've been a fairly drawn-out and uneventful Hitchcock, with a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 2
Leonard maltin's Movie Guide
Posted By StuSmallz
Really? Geez, what an opinion wuss...

Really? Geez, what an opinion wuss...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 34
Tubi tv
Posted By StuSmallz
The ads are obviously annoying and...

The ads are obviously annoying and immersion-breaking, but not to the point that movies there are unwatchable, at least not to me, since I'm always looking to save some money on my movie-watching,...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 33
Stranger than Fiction
Posted By StuSmallz
I'd say that there's no one universal standard...

I'd say that there's no one universal standard that can be established for when it's okay for a character's behavior to be inconsistent or not make sense in a movie, versus when that's a problem...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 65,589
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By StuSmallz
Total Recall (Verhoeven, '90) ...

Total Recall (Verhoeven, '90)

https://i.ibb.co/TrX0bPv/total-recall.jpg (https://ibb.co/jHKwW36)

Get ready for the ride of your life.

Whether fairly or not, Action movies are often...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 19
Edit or Add a Single Scene...
Posted By StuSmallz
That's an interesting alteration for Shawshank,...

That's an interesting alteration for Shawshank, which I remember being a good movie, but a bit too audience-coddling at times, and there are a couple of other changes I'd be interested in seeing with...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 1,411
Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom
Posted By StuSmallz
I don't know about bands in general, but with...

I don't know about bands in general, but with Metal groups, I've found that, while there are obviously some big ones that don't stick together very long, most of them still end up lingering in the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 1,785
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By StuSmallz
Eh, the only forum I've seen Proof on lately is...

Eh, the only forum I've seen Proof on lately is the new Rotten Tomatoes board: https://rottentomatoes.boards.net/post/4586/thread
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 32
Do you log the movies you've seen?
Posted By StuSmallz
Not all of 'em, as I'm not nearly "OCD" enough to...

Not all of 'em, as I'm not nearly "OCD" enough to have to keep track of every movie I've ever watched, or when I did so; I will record the date I watched something on my Letterboxd if I write a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 1,785
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By StuSmallz
Yeah; I mean, I didn't mind having that mantle...

Yeah; I mean, I didn't mind having that mantle thrust on me, since I felt we'd been needing someone there as an active modder for some time, and it was a pretty small, easy-to-monitor forum in that...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 1,785
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By StuSmallz
Also, speaking of DaMU, can we agree that, out of...

Also, speaking of DaMU, can we agree that, out of all the Corrie-ers who were still posting at the end who haven't made the leap to this place yet, his absence is the most disappointing one at the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 1,785
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By StuSmallz
Epi never bothered to confirm the issue with the...

Epi never bothered to confirm the issue with the PMs was related to his decision to close the place when I asked him, but the timing of it all was way too suspicious to (likely) be a coincidence, if...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 1,411
Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom
Posted By StuSmallz
I suppose you could say that about Tom's writing,...

I suppose you could say that about Tom's writing, since it feels like the series he put the most heart/effort into was his Action movie retrospective A History Of Violence...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 65,589
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By StuSmallz
Yeah, that's a good one, and very interesting to...

Yeah, that's a good one, and very interesting to look at as a deconstruction of the Musical genre as a whole, as you can see in my post...