Any film by Andrei Tarkovsky
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Where the Buffalo Roam
Fuckin’ love that movie. Pretty underground gem, at least here in the states.
I have the book its based on by Irvine Welsh, same author as Trainspotting. Pretty hard to read, it’s like trying to digest a Scottish accent in writing. There’s a certain charm to that, all things considered XD
I’ve read a bunch of his books. His books are criminally underrepresented in the movie world. I’d like to see one made of Glue or Marabou Stork Nightmares although the latter wouldn’t have that much appeal in the US since there’s so much about fitba in it. Filth is probably my favorite book of his. It would have been funny if they’d left in the tapeworm subplot but I can see why they cut it.
Trainspotting 2 was kind of shitty though
The movie? Or was there a book of that?
I honestly couldn’t finish the movie, I made it about halfway and got a little shnockered enough to say fuck it. It just wasn’t the same vibe at all - regardless of the cast age. The writing is what felt aged the most.
I just started that one up this year! I need to get deeper in, I have to take his books pretty slow. haha.
good taste my friend!
Terrible film. Loved it from start to finish. Just laughed and laughed and laughed.
Fucking tremendous. Loved it. Not perfect and if you go looking as usual there’s stuff to crit. Charlize Theron is a great action hero. I need to re-re-re-watch Atomic Blonde again.
^Just talked to somebody about that at work not fifteen min ago. Not a TV show dude…still need to finish Dark Crystal.
Ha, I came in here to post for the first time in a million years. Last thing I watched was:
Alita is awesome, dammit. It’s got everything: Great setting, good diverse cast, strong female lead without it being in your face, lovely little romance (I swear, people have forgotten what it’s like to be in love), nice father figure, and cyborgs beating the crap out of each other.
Plus, it’s a great adaptation of the source material. Wonderful attention to detail. Hadn’t seen it since it was first released, but I got the bluray last year and hadn’t watched it yet. Shame there won’t be any more, but I’ve read the comic…it starts to suck hard and still isn’t finished yet. Gave up years ago. I know where it goes. I’m more than satisfied with this film adaptation.
I also watched Fury Road, fuck me, that movie rules.
Also, slowly making my way through the Shinya Tsukamoto box set. A friend tipped me off on it. I didn’t even know it existed. Those movies were one of the reasons why I wanted to buy an all region player, but I can put that off for now (I want Martyrs, Absentia, and The Loved Ones on disc, though…). That set has The Adventures of Electric Rod Boy (old 8mm film). Still fuxking love that guys movies.
Hard to watch stuff lately working two jobs, moving, and still trying to socialize…and avoiding covid crap).
Honestly that whole trilogy is worth watching lol, pretty damn hilarious.
The Uwe Boll one or the newer one that looks even worse? I think the Boll one was the one that had a trilogy IIRC
It was this one:
Didn’t even know there’d been more Boll tragic cinema with the same name
Lots of lols, few for the right reason but fuckit there’s some great bits in it.
“For science AND FUN!” nearly spat out my drink. The binary bad guys are great.
Plotwise boil your brain and send it out of the room while you watch this. If you can’t figure out what’s really going on in the first few mins you are already dead and being sold as fresh(ish) meat somewhere.
As usual hard to get into detail without spoilers and fuck that because you have the rest of the internet if you want to do that.
Nothing but love for what Danny Elfman did and it makes me chuckle that anyone following knows that’s where the bar is.
I’ll sit down now to watch this movie
Pulp fiction ya
I watched yestreday The New Mutants movie. I liked the blond.
I expected that the new mutants will be a film like a glass film, but in short, it’s not quite like that. in general it is good movie.
I’m finally getting around to watching the Bourne movies. First one down. It was sweet. I was all amped to experience the greengrass shakey cam and then realized that he didn’t even direct the first one.
I saw Tenet on Monday!!!
It was pretty cool, tho I don’t want to give away any spoilers for anyone who hasn’t seen it. I definitely feel like I need to watch it again tho.
Going to watch the movie The Clovehitch Killer
I haven’t done one of these in a while so why not? I’ll try to avoid spoilers in these.
The Wailing - 2016 Korean horror/sort of mystery movie about a rural Korean town that is turned upside down by a stranger from Japan. At times it does have this sort of comedic tone that I don’t get; mostly from the protagonist who starts the movie as a sort of bumbling protagonist. But he develops as a character so it’s all good. 7/10
Loving Vincent - 2017 Animated film about a man investigating the last days/weeks of Van Gogh’s life. As a disclaimer I’m totally biased for the movie since I’ve been a big fan of Van Gogh since I was like 24. Anyway, The animation in this movie is amazing. The plot is…ok. But the visuals just by themselves make this a 10/10.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior - 1981 Action/Sci-fi/Post-apocalyptic movie about a badass drifter with a tragic past deciding to defend a small band of people from a hoarde of bandits. It’s awesome. I saw the first movie recently again and I like this one much more. It’s aesthetically where the series became what it’s remembered for (or was before Fury Road) 9/10
Uncut Gems - 2019 Drama/Dramedy maybe featuring Adam Sandler as this sleazy New York City jeweler who’s in debt and involved with shady people. I did like the film’s overall gritty/griminess, and Adam Sandler seems more like a real actor than he has in years. However, this movie is wayy too talky and I just found it a bit tiring after a while. Also, I’m not sure Sandler has the capacity to make me like a sleazebag character the way, say, Philip Seymour Hoffman could. 5/10
2012 - This one’s a 2009 disaster/apocalyptic movie starring John Cusack as a troubled writer trying to keep his family alive during the apocalypse. The first 40-50% of the movie is solid as far as big, dumb disaster movies go, but the remainder just kind of drags on. 5/10
Westworld - This last one’s a 1973 sci-fi/action film about a mishap in a western-themed amusement park causing chaos. It was directed by Michael Chrichton–the guy who wrote Jurassic Park–so it makes sense. But I probably had my expectations a little too high as the movie isn’t great. It’s not bad, it’s just ok. It’s from those early days of the PG rating where they could get away with blood and violence that is fairly graphic. 6/10
Its not dated very well but I think its great. Uses Yul Brynner to great effect as it was off the back of the Magnificent Seven so audience expectation seeing him at the time was very different to what he turns out to be. Also it was the prototype for Terminator and a bunch of other stuff. But yeh, I get why someone coming into might not have such a great opinion of it.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things… pretty sure I’m not gonna watch this again.