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Forum: General Movie Discussion 12 hours ago
Replies: 8
'The Changeling' (1980) Better Than 'The Shining' (1980)?
Posted By Little Ash
I would struggle to not respond with a flippant,...

I would struggle to not respond with a flippant, "lol, no," because I don't want to be too dismissive of other people's preferences, but that would be my instinctive, internal thoughts at least.

...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 22 hours ago
Replies: 167
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By Little Ash
Admittedly, thinking about it, the only...

Admittedly, thinking about it, the only pre-Avengers MCU movie I saw was the first Iron Man. The Avengers worked fine for me (at the time). Granted, I wasn't thinking of it in terms of evaluating it...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 167
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By Little Ash
I'm not keeping up with this thread and the...

I'm not keeping up with this thread and the merits of what should be considered art, but just on a specifics level, I am wondering a bit about this. It's been about a decade since I saw The...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 39
ethereal films
Posted By Little Ash
I'll give Picnic at Hanging Rock a strong second....

I'll give Picnic at Hanging Rock a strong second.


First thing that jumped to mind when "ethereal," was used was Videodrome, but I don't think that's what's being asked for here.


Next to...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 6,029
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By Little Ash
I meant to link to it in the thread about books...

I meant to link to it in the thread about books people would like to see adapted into movies, but the most recent episode of Filmspotting has an interview with the screenwriter, David Kajganich (who...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 50
Genres you struggle with
Posted By Little Ash
I can't help but notice (as Minio did) all of the...

I can't help but notice (as Minio did) all of the samurai films you've listed are from Kurosawa, and he's incorporating aspects of Noh theater into them. Personally, I've never grown accustomed to it...
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 days ago
Replies: 2,029
Rock's Cheapo Theatre of the Damned
Posted By Little Ash
Imagine a 24 hour line-up where that movie comes...

Imagine a 24 hour line-up where that movie comes on at around midnight and then at 4 am, Raw Force comes on. Because that happened once. Unfortunately I didn't start attending those things until the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 2
What is Up With Fellini's Protagonists Being Womanizers?
Posted By Little Ash
It's worth also pointing out that the harem...

It's worth also pointing out that the harem fantasy in 8 1/2 isn't just every woman he's ever been with, but pretty much every woman he's ever fantasized about. Well, not counting the ones that were...
Forum: Movie Reviews 4 days ago
Replies: 563
Movie Forums Top 100 of the 2010s - Preliminary Thread
Posted By Little Ash
Re: Movie Forums Top 100 of the 2010s - Preliminary Thread

Looking at my schedule and estimated timeline, I'm probably submitting the day before. I still have two movies on my queue I want to watch and two I really want to re-watch. Plus up to four more...
Forum: Movie Reviews 4 days ago
Replies: 15
Wakanda Forever- Yea or Nay?
Posted By Little Ash
My primary comic reading, particularly Marvel...

My primary comic reading, particularly Marvel reading, run was basically the 90's with some back-reading into the 80's. It was predominantly X-related titles. I'd say, "Namor wasn't particularly...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 6,029
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By Little Ash
I watched The Wolf House (2018, Chile) very...

I watched The Wolf House (2018, Chile) very recently. It's a dark fantasy/fairy tale that's animated, but is mix media animation. Like painting and stop animation (I think using paper-mache as the...
Forum: Movie Reviews 5 days ago
Replies: 2,029
Rock's Cheapo Theatre of the Damned
Posted By Little Ash
Heh. Coincidentally, I ordered Dracula Sucks and...

Heh. Coincidentally, I ordered Dracula Sucks and Satanic Horror Nite from them today, even those are Vinegar Syndrome titles, which weren't on sale there, but were on sale on VS's site (I was too...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 167
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By Little Ash
Don't forget Max von Sydow in his iconic Iron Man...

Don't forget Max von Sydow in his iconic Iron Man armor, playing chess with that giant eel.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 167
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By Little Ash
Didn't Ebert go with a 1000 movies? Or was the...

Didn't Ebert go with a 1000 movies? Or was the title of his book a lie?
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
Replies: 15
Wakanda Forever- Yea or Nay?
Posted By Little Ash
How does this fundamentally change the universe...

How does this fundamentally change the universe any more-so than Thanos' motivation in The Infinity War?




There's also always room for new takes on existing characters. Now that they're going...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 74,834
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Little Ash
The Glass Tributary. Sullivan's Tributary...

The Glass Tributary.


Sullivan's Tributary fed into two Lakes.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 74,834
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Little Ash
One of my main take aways from The Glass Key was,...

One of my main take aways from The Glass Key was, "put this on the list of movies that directly fed into Miller's Crossing."
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 74,834
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Little Ash
I came away from Blood Rage feeling 100% certain...

I came away from Blood Rage feeling 100% certain that, that was indeed, cranberry sauce.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 24
Books you really want to see turned into FAITHFUL movies
Posted By Little Ash
I thought James Franco was the rights holder...

I thought James Franco was the rights holder since I he started making one some time during his, "make 60 movies a year," phase - or at least "had the movie rights."


I remember he also got the...
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
Replies: 602
Iro's Top 100 Movies v3.0
Posted By Little Ash
Your #1 and 2 coincidentally takes me back to the...

Your #1 and 2 coincidentally takes me back to the summer of 8th grade when an older sibling brought home a tape with both of them on it. I can't say that was a bad summer for movie watching for me.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 24
Books you really want to see turned into FAITHFUL movies
Posted By Little Ash
There's another adage of, "Great books make for...

There's another adage of, "Great books make for good movies. Good books make for great movies." I've always taken that to imply it's because the filmmakers feel they have more leeway in deviating...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 24
Books you really want to see turned into FAITHFUL movies
Posted By Little Ash
Re: Books you really want to see turned into FAITHFUL movies

Technically 2001 wasn't an adaptation, it was co-developed.
I do think there's a question to be asked of what actually constitutes a "faithful" adaptation. Usually it's accepted to be mean a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 15
Rating films is hell
Posted By Little Ash
I have a 20-dimensional rating system for movies...

I have a 20-dimensional rating system for movies and refuse to use any site's rating system that doesn't support it.


Or I cave and use letterboxd's two dimensional system.


Which, the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 167
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By Little Ash
And sometimes watching movies that are too...

And sometimes watching movies that are too similar along some unrealized axis of comparison, too close together (but weirdly if squeezed closer together as a double feature in a single day), can hurt...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 167
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By Little Ash
I've only seen The Red & The White and The...

I've only seen The Red & The White and The Round-Up. I think there was a similarity of the two that left me not needing to seek out more in the immediate future, because I think the latter's viewing...