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Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: May 29, 2020, 02:45:20 PM »

Random movie reviews:

JoJo Rabbit... The best pure satire in decades that somehow manages to have a deep emotional core. It threads a needle you didn't even know existed. The kids are all fantastic and between this and Marriage Story, I'm becoming convinced Scarlett Johansson is the best actress of her generation.

Logan Lucky... Steven Soderbergh's carer has just sort of slipped by me. I put off watching Magic Mike because I thought it was softcore porn for women, but when Missus RC finally convinced me to give it a shot, I was floored by it's emotional depth. Yet, it all made sense when i saw it was directed by Soderbergh. Logan Lucky was the same thing. Somebody told me to watch it because is a West Virginia heist movie. Again, I was fucking floored by ow funny it was. (If not totally ridiculous.) Come for one of the best heist movies since Thomas Crown affair but stay for 100 cameos and  Daniel Craig in his most gonzo performance ever.
Posted by: nacho
« on: February 23, 2020, 12:11:23 PM »

Yesterday, from Danny Boyle and everyone else, about a low rent musician who wakes up after an accident to a world that doesn't know who the Beatles were is a seriously lovely and charming movie. It's funny, it's touching, it's elegantly beautiful and there are a few tearjearker moments that are tearjerkers in just the right way for people of a certain age/Beatles fans.

Posted by: nacho
« on: January 30, 2020, 04:52:27 PM »

So, like there's no movie I'm excited about coming out right now. This is a very strange place to be and I don't know how I'm supposed to feel... other than dead inside.

Part of my news blackout is a commercial blackout. I have no idea what's coming out. And half of it leaks anyway now that the studios have made every mistake necessary to revitalize piracy. I mean, Parasite dropped two years ago!

I just looked. So Portrait of a Lady on Fire is coming out. That was good. It dropped on the pirate sites 8 months ago. I'm into a Quiet Place sequel because /PA.

After Midnight is mindless fun. That also leaked about four months ago.

Posted by: nacho
« on: January 30, 2020, 04:45:20 PM »

So, like there's no movie I'm excited about coming out right now. This is a very strange place to be and I don't know how I'm supposed to feel... other than dead inside.

Part of my news blackout is a commercial blackout. I have no idea what's coming out. And half of it leaks anyway now that the studios have made every mistake necessary to revitalize piracy. I mean, Parasite dropped two years ago!
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: January 29, 2020, 11:54:39 AM »

So, like there's no movie I'm excited about coming out right now. This is a very strange place to be and I don't know how I'm supposed to feel... other than dead inside.
Posted by: nacho
« on: January 21, 2020, 09:10:33 AM »

This is so high on m list. Is it streaming anywhere?

Have I mentioned Parasite on GS at any point? I saw it last weekend and it has skyrocketed to my favorite movie of last year... even though I saw it this year.

I stole it. I'll watch it again when it is streaming. And again!

Parasite is in the queue. I saw some of it in 2018, like a festival cut or whatever I now realize. So I have to watch it properly.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: January 20, 2020, 11:23:47 AM »

This is so high on m list. Is it streaming anywhere?

Have I mentioned Parasite on GS at any point? I saw it last weekend and it has skyrocketed to my favorite movie of last year... even though I saw it this year.
Posted by: nacho
« on: January 20, 2020, 10:10:03 AM »

Jojo Rabbit. Beautiful and insane, troubling and uplifting. Best movie I've seen so far in an already sad 2020.
Posted by: nacho
« on: January 10, 2020, 11:48:48 AM »

Oh my god...there's so much to watch!
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: January 09, 2020, 12:54:49 PM »

Did While We're Young and Marriage Story (both on Netflix) back to back and am officially now a Noah Baumbach fan.

Everybody's talking about how great Adam Driver is in Marriage Story, and make no mistake, he's hands down the best actor of his generation. (Watching him in this versus Rise of Skywalker only further illustrates what a hot mess that movie is.) That said, ScarJo is absolutely sensational in his movie. I love it when "beautiful" actors play normal and desperately flawed people. There's a single shot early on which is mind-numbingly good. Laura Dern is also fucking amazing, but she's amazing reading a phone book.

Anyway, RC says Go Baumbach or Go Bum Back. (See what I did there?)
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: February 15, 2019, 01:58:39 PM »

That's what I thought too.
Posted by: nacho
« on: February 15, 2019, 11:07:21 AM »

Blah.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: February 15, 2019, 12:00:05 AM »

Tolkien biopic.

Posted by: nacho
« on: January 14, 2019, 10:42:18 AM »

You can pretty much assume everyone had smallpox at some point back then. In fact, it was fairly common practice (somewhat before the time of the Tudors) to intentionally infect children with smallpox (much like some people do with chicken pox). The "inoculation" methods were rather insane. In some cases, puss and scabs were taken, dried, and then blown into the healthy person's nose through a long tube.

That's fucked up.

On a different note, I'm completely agog over Saoirse Ronan since watching this movie. She's incredibly fun and humble.

Fun fact #2: Blowing the virus up your nose is also a modern alternative to the flu shot! So we're still using this technique.

She is amazing.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:56:29 PM »

You can pretty much assume everyone had smallpox at some point back then. In fact, it was fairly common practice (somewhat before the time of the Tudors) to intentionally infect children with smallpox (much like some people do with chicken pox). The "inoculation" methods were rather insane. In some cases, puss and scabs were taken, dried, and then blown into the healthy person's nose through a long tube.

That's fucked up.

On a different note, I'm completely agog over Saoirse Ronan since watching this movie. She's incredibly fun and humble.