Saturday Evening Movie Thread 08-10-2019 [Hosted By: MovieGique]

The King's Letters

The Koreans? They don't appreciate what they got, frankly. The Boy (and His Girl) and I had carted The Flower down to the OC for a day-long artistic boot camp, and we trundled over to the Orange County version of Koreatown (which I guess is, uh, Buena Park?) to see this historical drama—and a wildly entertaining action film, Exit, that trounced this one at the box office. We saw this one first because we figured Exit would be more light and fun (it was) but I came out of this thinking: Why can't we get movies like this in America?


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15th Century Korean King Sejong tries to figure out why modern American movies suck.

This is a historical drama based on a theory of how Korea got its alphabet. The premise is that Korea is under China's thumb. The Confucian ministers are speaking Chinese in court (until the King corrects them) and presenting documents in Chinese. But the King, who is the literate type, is frustrated because the books he has written—writing books is a kingly thing in Korea if the movies are to be believed—are in Chinese and (therefore) impossible for his own people to read.

He wants to create a Korean alphabet but he's stymied because all he has to go on are Chinese phonetics. While he's fretting over this, a Japanese contingent comes and says, "Hey, give us your tripitaka." The tripitaka is the Buddhist scriptures, carved in wooden blocks, and the King is astounded. "You want our national treasure?" he asks disbelievingly. They say, "Yeah, you guys are Confucians anyway, so either hand 'em over or just kill us 'cause we can't go back without them."

The king demurs to do either and is told by one of his counselors that the only one who can help him solve is alphabet problem is a pig-headed Buddhist monk named Shinmi.


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He's smart. He's a jerk. Smart jerks are the worst.

The backstory appears to be that the country had had a caste of Buddhist clerics who ran everything and became rich and powerful and neglectful of their duty. Some bloody fights and accusations of (and convictions for) treason later, the Buddhists have all been replaced by Confucian monks—who have become rich and powerful and neglectful of their duty. (All Korean historical dramas—and, actually, most Korean movies we see—are essentially about The Swamp.) Anyway, the Confucians are seriously no help because: a) they're colluding with the Chinese; b) as long as reading and writing is hard, they can maintain their power.

So, the King meets with Shinmi, who is pissed off—his father was killed as a traitor—but sees in the opportunity a way to restore Buddhism to the country. And so he helps the process by informing the King that the answer to his troubles is in the tripitaka—written in Sanskrit, a phonetic language.

What proceeds from there is essentially an ensemble movie, where each member of the team—the monks, the king, the queen, the courtiers, and the ladies—all work together to create an elegant alphabet while undergoing the various dramas of their lives. One of the monks is a young man, for example, and one of the ladies of the court is quite taken with him, and the two end up exchanging notes drawn into the courtyard dirt (in the new Korean alphabet). One of the monks has a vow of silence, which makes the fact that he has considerable insight into things the others are missing very frustrating for him. The Queen, a Buddhist whose father was killed by the King's father, is challenged by Shinmi who seems to completely miss the fact that the King and Queen, for all their families' political struggles, are genuinely in love. Which doesn't mean that their son doesn't have to act as an intermediary between them during the occasional quarrel.


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The late Jeon-Mi Soon plays The Queen.

The King is a rich character himself. Suffering from diabetes and going blind (and dying) during the process, he is determined to have a Korea where every peasant can read and write, so the damned clergy can't take advantage of them any more. Humiliated on the one hand by having to kowtow to China, and exasperated on the other because he'd rather be a scholar than a king, he has to navigate the moods of his Confucian monks—who apparently can impeach him!

Everyone contributes to the process, with egos and pride and political intrigue working against them the whole time. And the message is constant throughout: Korea is its people. The mistake of all the ruling class is forgetting that. And the thing is, this is more or less a fantasy. I don't mean it's not well-researched. But it's legendary, mythical and nationalistic. No "other side" is presented here: We don't get the Japanese POV or the Chinese POV. It's Joeson or Joehome. (Heh. Korean pun. Joeson = longest running Korean dynasty.)

Not to sound like a broken record but America needs stories like that, and we used to have them! Walt Disney traded in this sort of American legendry with Things like Johnny Tremain and "Elfego Baca: Attorney At Law". Hollywood did generally, too: Young Mr. Lincoln, Plymouth Rock, and even things like Gone with the Wind or Birth of a Nation. Wait, strike that last one.

But then again, maybe don't: Maybe the case against these kinds of movies is that they can whitewash (no pun or social relevance intended) history. This excuse is uncompelling to me. The fact that something can be done poorly, naively or maliciously should not dissuade us from doing those things. It just means we should be competent, canny and approach the task with a good heart. The only real argument for eliminating patriotism is the belief that a country shouldn't exist. Which, I'm afraid, is where we stand after decades of internalized anti-American propaganda.

Slickly produced, and perfectly acted (even if the characters are somewhat stock), including the final performance by Jeon Mi-Sun (as the Queen), the movie is controversial in Korea because it was accused of plagiarism and almost prevented from release. But also—more interestingly—because some people feel that the movie downplays the King's actual contributions in favor of the fictitious Buddhist monk. I don't have a horse in this race, obviously, but wouldn't it be wonderful if we were fighting in America over whether or not a recent movie on (say) the making of the Constitution downplayed Madison in favor of Jefferson?

And it barely cracked the top 10 in Korea behind #1 (EXIT) and #2 (The Divine Fury, which also looks great). Also behind #6, Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs, which is a story about a girl whose magic shoes make her slender, and therefore beautiful, the trailer for which is making heads explode here in the U.S. Tell me Korea doesn't have a far more interesting movie machine than ours.


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I'm just trying to imagine this scene in "My Fair Lady".

Posted by: OregonMuse at 08:05 PM




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Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2019 08:05 PM (BbGew)

2 I'll go get em

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2019 08:05 PM (BbGew)

3 88!

Posted by: Blutarski at August 10, 2019 08:06 PM (+Tibp)

4
Ever see the movie You Were Never Really Here?
It's a very dark movie starring Joaquin Phoenix.

I liked the movie, but it's not fun to watch.
Anyway, it has some sick shit it in. That's what I think Congress is full of -- those type of terrible people, in both parties, but more so in the Democrat party.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 08:07 PM (fw8Gs)

5 Laziness has degraded Hollywood, its all remakes and sequels

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2019 08:10 PM (BbGew)

6 Willard from last thread.....

Ever see the movie You Were Never Really Here?
It's a very dark movie starring Joaquin Phoenix.


It shoulda starred Kathy Griffin.....

Posted by: JT at August 10, 2019 08:10 PM (arJlL)

7 Yay, movie thread!

Just finished "Upgrade". Pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Cyber-dystopia, nanoweapons, bio-enhancements, some almost Cronenbergian body modifications.

The lead guy, Logan Marshall-Green, was in the wretched "Prometheus", but don't hold that against him.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 08:11 PM (kQs4Y)

8 Has anybody watched "I'm Just F***ing With You" on Hulu?

I shouldn't like it as much as I do.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 10, 2019 08:12 PM (vmRc0)

9 Watching Wonder Woman, saw some of it further into it the other day, not sure I want to see it all.

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2019 08:12 PM (BbGew)

10 Hollywood makes so much big dumb loud shit because it makes big bank overseas, including South Korea.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 08:12 PM (kQs4Y)

11 I never heard about Korean movies until I got Netflix and then I was pleasantly surprised at their quality. I sort of think the robustness of Korean cinema is a giant psyops against the North.

Posted by: Blutarski at August 10, 2019 08:12 PM (+Tibp)

12
398
will do, Ben Had

Posted by: AltonJackson
just six weeks until
the MiMoMe!!!
21SEP19
Chelsea, MI
details comi at August 10, 2019 08:09 PM (KCxzN)



How did you do this?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 08:14 PM (fw8Gs)

13
I downloaded Alita, today, but I'm too tired to watch it.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 08:14 PM (fw8Gs)

14 I'm simply not partial to the "Asian Flavor" of much of anything. It doesn't make me "right" or "correct", I just avoid it.

...yes. That is the Very Definition of "Ignorance".

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 10, 2019 08:15 PM (Ckg4U)

15 I have now been to the movie theater twice in one calendar year. I have not done that since the kids were old enough to plan their own gigs.

John Wick III and Once upon a time in Hollywood. I also think I might go see Midway when it comes out.

Posted by: Blutarski at August 10, 2019 08:16 PM (+Tibp)

16 Ahoy, Horde!

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at August 10, 2019 08:16 PM (2sCft)

17 Eris, agree with you on Upgrade. I wasn't expecting much from it, but it's very entertaining.

Logan Marshall Green is that guy who at first makes you think is that Tom Hardy?

And strangely enough, what happens to the protagonist in Upgrade is a bit like Venom.

Posted by: Hands at August 10, 2019 08:19 PM (786Ro)

18
I just read the wiki page for pedo epstein's "philanthropic foundation" (more like Phallic Foundation, am I right?) and all the leftist elites are hip-deep into Epstein's shit.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 08:19 PM (fw8Gs)

19 Tell me Korea doesn't have a far more interesting movie machine than ours.
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that's a damn low bar to clear.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 10, 2019 08:21 PM (SXMRB)

20 I like foreign movies because they usually have a plot, actors and actresses chosen for their acting ability and are subtle for the most part in their moralizing (more likely to give you big picture morals, like "what's truly important in life" or "the value of honor", etc).

American movies, for the most part, just suck anymore. It's either 'splosions, CGI or some sodomite/racism/girl power trope.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 10, 2019 08:22 PM (OrcEf)

21 Watched a Korean movie called Masquerade a couple years back. Pretty good flick.

Posted by: irright at August 10, 2019 08:22 PM (RVcmP)

22 Arrrgh, hamsters won't let me comment.
I'll try chopping it up.

Posted by: ArthurK at August 10, 2019 08:23 PM (AOzme)

23 The history of Asia over the last 150 plus years was a bloody one of European colonialism, Japanese militarism and on going civil wars and wars of "liberation".

But the nations of China, North Korea and Vietnam, instead of turning to their long histories for guidance and foundations after 1945, adopted communism which was the product of two layabout German scoundrels.

King Sejong must be turning over in his kimchi jar.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 10, 2019 08:23 PM (Z+IKu)

24 > All Korean historical dramas - and, actually, most Korean movies we see - are essentially about The Swamp

Posted by: ArthurK at August 10, 2019 08:23 PM (AOzme)

25 Eris--

Yep, #3, #4, #5 and #7 last week were all loud American remakes/sequels.

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 08:23 PM (CcUfv)

26 Recently saw "The Admiral - Roaring Currents" and the backstory was very swampy. Admiral Yi was defending Korea against a Japanese invasion and he very recently been in prison for made up charges.

Yi is amazing, btw, Not only did he never lose a naval battle - he never even lost ONE SHIP!

Posted by: ArthurK at August 10, 2019 08:23 PM (AOzme)

27 Speaking of Korean movies, I was tooling around imdb and found this in "Coming Soon":


The Divine Fury (2019)

An MMA fighter helps an exorcist fight evil.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 08:24 PM (kQs4Y)

28 I think the big "-" thing in the quote from the post was crashing the comment thingie.

Posted by: ArthurK at August 10, 2019 08:24 PM (AOzme)

29
Speaking of the king's letters.

That movie about the king and his speech? Yeah, never saw it. I got so sick of hearing how great it was and vowed never to watch it.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 08:26 PM (fw8Gs)

30 Not really one for super hero movies

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2019 08:28 PM (BbGew)

31 Watching Charlie Wilson's War.

The character Gus played by Philip Seymour Hoffman is a gem.

Posted by: squeakywheel at August 10, 2019 08:29 PM (TpZ98)

32 Ha, Eris, I mentioned "Divine Fury" at the end of my review. I would've seen that if it were out, but I don't think it's playing in America yet.

Me watching American trailers:

"Oh, that looks...loud."
"I guess that's scary loud."
"Oh...loud is funny, too!"
"And loud is so dramatic!"
Meh.

Me watching Korean trailers:

"Oh, that looked cool! I wanna see that! The Japanese are invading AGAIN?!"

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 08:30 PM (CcUfv)

33 Dude, our Betters on the Twatter told us we can't have opinions on movies, dude, man, brah.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 10, 2019 08:31 PM (DrqHq)

34 I watched this kind of amazing film on YouTube, called "Winterbeast." Supposedly it's from the early 90's but I doubt that.

It has some adorable stop-motion animated monsters, but the really unique thing about the film is that everyone behind the camera constantly made the wrong decision 100 percent of the time. It's really one of the worst films ever made, and it's kind of fascinating (in a boring way--if you watch it, prepare to be bored a lot) how wrong it all goes, in every way.

In front of the camera, the acting is almost non-existent, except for the main villain (spoiler alert) who is clearly having the time of his life in every scene. It really plays like a film made by aliens trying to mimic human behavior.

Kind of recommended, but it's boring mostly, so I'm warning you in advance that it's boring. So don't blame me if you find it really boring.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 10, 2019 08:31 PM (l9m7l)

35 The thing about Korean movies and Asian movies in general is they are an amalgam of the great American and European directors with a healthy dose of Joseph Cambell's, Hero With A Thousand Faces.


So when directors like Tarantino, Lucas, etc. get accused of ripping of Asian directors, they really are ripping off John Huston, John Ford, etc.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 10, 2019 08:33 PM (wGXrV)

36 The language is tough, but the Korean alphabet is a thing of beauty. It's a wonderful design.

Posted by: t-bird at August 10, 2019 08:35 PM (DCYln)

37 Good post, moviegique, although I haven't seen any Korean movies, so I dunno.

A good topic for today would have been political thrillers. Someone mentioned "The Parallax View" in an earlier thread. I always liked that one.

Posted by: rickl at August 10, 2019 08:36 PM (sdi6R)

38 The Northern Limit Line is a pretty good Korean flick.
Very few of the shit on Apple Movie Trailers is worth seeing, 'cept "1917".

Looks like "Hunted" just got hunted . . .

Posted by: The Man from Athens at August 10, 2019 08:38 PM (QMwOT)

39 'They are going to have to learn Korean so they can talk to that baby they adopted.'
Ronny Stoneman, banjo picker and ironing board pro.

Posted by: Eromero at August 10, 2019 08:39 PM (UUkQp)

40 He's an a-hole, but it's not a bad list.

Spike Lee's list of 95 films every aspiring director should see:

https://tinyurl.com/y2e9lxte

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 08:39 PM (kQs4Y)

41 *waves at Eris*


Have you seen Once Upon a Time in Hollywood?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 10, 2019 08:40 PM (fuK7c)

42 Half a mind about "Midway".
Nothing can beat the original and I don't need some reimagined SJW shit on the screen.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at August 10, 2019 08:40 PM (QMwOT)

43 "Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs." Women killing each other over shoes. So -- a remake of "The Wizard of Oz"?

Posted by: RNB at August 10, 2019 08:40 PM (DjjZJ)

44 Have you seen Once Upon a Time in Hollywood?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 10, 2019 08:40 PM (fuK7c)

Not yet. I may see it tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 08:41 PM (kQs4Y)

45 Any word on a Battlestar Galactica flick?
I heard there would be one then nada . . . .

Posted by: The Man from Athens at August 10, 2019 08:42 PM (QMwOT)

46 He's an a-hole, but it's not a bad list.

Spike Lee's list of 95 films every aspiring director should see:

https://tinyurl.com/y2e9lxte
Posted by: All Hail Eris,

Nice !

Thanks, Eris !

Posted by: JT at August 10, 2019 08:42 PM (arJlL)

47 RNB --

The ladies love a good shoe.

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 08:42 PM (CcUfv)

48 So, the action film is called "Exit", but what is the name of the historical drama that you described?

Posted by: Nancy at 7000 ft at August 10, 2019 08:43 PM (0tmoY)

49 Spike Lee's list of 95 films every aspiring director should see:


That is an excellent list. Also hilarious that he got the woke treatment for not having women directors on his list.

My only quibble is choosing Yojimbo over Seven Samurai.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 10, 2019 08:44 PM (fuK7c)

50 Nancy, it's "The King's Letters".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 08:44 PM (kQs4Y)

51 The last Korean movie I can remember offhand is Eorin Shinbu (My Little Bride), which was apparently made in a more innocent time, as it's a light romantic comedy that's not anywhere near as skeevy in execution as the premise makes it sound.

Posted by: Dan K. at August 10, 2019 08:45 PM (BmtOt)

52 The ladies love a good shoe.

Do they love an old soft shoe ?

Posted by: JT at August 10, 2019 08:45 PM (arJlL)

53 I can't find anything that indicates the flick with English sub-titles.

Are there?

Posted by: Noam Sayen at August 10, 2019 08:46 PM (WJcbb)

54 @46
The thing I especially loved about that article is that all 95 directors were men and Lee took a ration of shit and was made to select some women directors.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 10, 2019 08:46 PM (wGXrV)

55 If there is no love interest in the new Midway I'll be all in to see it.

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2019 08:46 PM (BbGew)

56 That is an excellent list. Also hilarious that he got the woke treatment for not having women directors on his list.
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Hahahaha!

I do think that "Daughters of the Dust" is one of the most beautiful films I've seen.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 08:46 PM (kQs4Y)

57 Went through Spike Lee's list; not bad at all.
And I give him credit for not putting any of his films on the list.
But NO THREE STOOGES.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at August 10, 2019 08:47 PM (QMwOT)

58 i usually go to vince neil for my cinema choices. i'm funny like that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 10, 2019 08:49 PM (KP5rU)

59 Some glaring omissions in Spike's list:

Robo-Geisha
Zardoz (hello!)
Dark Star

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 08:49 PM (kQs4Y)

60
That is an excellent list. Also hilarious that he got the woke treatment for not having women directors on his list.



He should have put on Leni Riefenstahl.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 10, 2019 08:50 PM (oVJmc)

61 @57
Also the list didn't have Speilberg's greatest film, Jaws, which is the greatest film of all time.

Also no Wrath of Khan.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 10, 2019 08:50 PM (wGXrV)

62

Already, the Epstein meme videos have started.


Bill, Hillary, and Dersh visit Epstein in jail.

Funny.

And probably close to what happened.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pHIez3VxQE

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 10, 2019 08:51 PM (sy5kK)

63 I enjoyed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, may go see it again Tuesday($5 matinee, free popcorn day, at our local small town theater).

DiCaprio and Pitt give good performances.

Posted by: davidt at August 10, 2019 08:52 PM (Nm52z)

64
Duel > Jaws




just kidding

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 08:52 PM (fw8Gs)

65 61 @57
Also the list didn't have Speilberg's greatest film, Jaws, which is the greatest film of all time.

Also no Wrath of Khan.
Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 10, 2019 08:50 PM (wGXrV)

It is Spike Lee after all.
The film has a few splices if you get my meaning.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at August 10, 2019 08:52 PM (QMwOT)

66 He should have put on Leni Riefenstahl.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 10, 2019 08:50 PM (oVJmc)
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Doris Wishman.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 08:52 PM (kQs4Y)

67 Eperstien guy was killed because he has stuff on Trump......

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Obamaboro, VT and proud of it !!!! at August 10, 2019 08:53 PM (qM84C)

68 Radical Centrist @61- The greatest film of all time (western) is The Outlaw Josey Wales. It is known.

Posted by: Eromero at August 10, 2019 08:53 PM (UUkQp)

69 @39 That is a revision of a Gracie Allen joke, from "International House" 1933. It's French when she tells it.


And now, at long last, the Six-Day Bicycle Race.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 10, 2019 08:54 PM (8ZmvG)

70 Also the list didn't have Speilberg's greatest film, Jaws, which is the greatest film of all time.


Ya know, if ya read about how many problems he had making that film, its a wonder he has any hair on his head.

Or on his body for that matter.

Also, the beginning of the film 1941(a guilty pleasure of mine) is an homage to the beginning of 1941.

Posted by: JT at August 10, 2019 08:55 PM (arJlL)

71 Nancy -- "The King's Letters" (OregonMuse helpfully puts them at the top. On my blog they're the title of the entry so I often forget to mention it in the text itself.)

Noam -- Yes, there were English subtitles. I do not (yet) understand Korean.

Did my em-dash break the blog? I'm a compulsive em-dasher. I put them in my comments here all the time and get the nasty error back.

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 08:55 PM (CcUfv)

72 South Korean movies make me so RORNERY!!!

Posted by: Lil' Kim at August 10, 2019 08:56 PM (V2Yro)

73


I enjoyed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood



==NO SPOILERS PLEASE ! some of us haven't seen it yet

Posted by: runner at August 10, 2019 08:56 PM (bUjCl)

74
I enjoyed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, may go see it again Tuesday($5 matinee, free popcorn day, at our local small town theater).

DiCaprio and Pitt give good performances.
Posted by: davidt

=======

I saw it twice. Twice is good, caught everything I wanted on the second viewing.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 10, 2019 08:56 PM (13CQC)

75 No Brian Dennehy movies on Spike's list? wth?

Posted by: Hands testing at August 10, 2019 08:57 PM (786Ro)

76 Maybe will get Mr.Gem to the theaters twice this year with OUaTiH and Midway.

Posted by: Gem at August 10, 2019 08:57 PM (XoAz8)

77 ==NO SPOILERS PLEASE ! some of us haven't seen it yet

Posted by: runner at August 10, 2019 08:56 PM (bUjCl)


no spoilers

Posted by: davidt at August 10, 2019 08:58 PM (Nm52z)

78 @68
The Outlaw Josey Wales isn't even Clint's best western film, that distinction goes to The Gauntlet.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 10, 2019 08:58 PM (wGXrV)

79 I saw it twice. Twice is good, caught everything I wanted on the second viewing.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia

And then, went home and had a waffle, right ?

Posted by: JT at August 10, 2019 08:58 PM (arJlL)

80
Ah, political thrillers. Caught some good stuff on Pluto TV:
The Package
3 Days of the Condor

also
Chinatown
Night of the Comet
Buckaroo Banzai

and an indie, Alien Code.

And yes, Prometheus sucked.

Oh, Galaxina is on Youtube, looks legit, 11 parts. you'll love it or hate it.
nobody say "Blue Star"!
Dooo-whaaah!

Posted by: Gooshy at August 10, 2019 08:58 PM (T2SVS)

81 at an early age, Jeon-mi Soon always struggled with her jealousy at the intense popularity of her older sister, Fuk-mi Soon.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 10, 2019 08:58 PM (V2Yro)

82 My favorite Korean film is 3-Iron.

Posted by: Gem at August 10, 2019 08:58 PM (XoAz8)

83 Thanks for the review, I can't think of a single Korean movie I saw. Shame on me.

Posted by: runner at August 10, 2019 08:59 PM (bUjCl)

84 68 Radical Centrist @61- The greatest film of all time (western) is The Outlaw Josey Wales. It is known.

Posted by: Eromero at August 10, 2019 08:53 PM (UUkQp)


Yes! Amazingly true to the book, and a fantastic film.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 10, 2019 08:59 PM (BiNEL)

85
Just saw that NoAss Larson clip in the sidebar. I concur: shut the fucking fuck up.

If Demi Rose would be a donor for an ass-transplant, would that shut her up?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 10, 2019 09:00 PM (f1Vqw)

86 So he has "Bad Lieutenant" on the list, but no "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans", which has the sublime Nick Cage and was directed by Werner F*cking Herzog?

(I haven't seen either one. But Nick Cage, come on.)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 09:00 PM (kQs4Y)

87

Joe Kidd was on the other day.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 09:00 PM (fw8Gs)

88 Well everyone should go and see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood so we can talk about it. It's worth talking about, there's oodles in it.

And it's been out since July 25. Get off your lard-encrusted whithers and go see the movie or don't whine about spoilers.

It's on you now. I'll expect everyone to be ready to talk about it next week.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 10, 2019 09:00 PM (fuK7c)

89 at an early age, Jeon-mi Soon always struggled with her jealousy at the intense popularity of her older sister, Fuk-mi Soon.
Posted by: Tom Servo

And "Inuendo" is a Mexican film about anal.

Posted by: JT at August 10, 2019 09:01 PM (arJlL)

90 Lil' Kim--

The Flower had a hard time when we to see "The Spy Went North" because she was SURE I was going to break out into "I'm So Ronery" in the middle of it.

http://moviegique.com/index.php/2018/10/21/the-spy-gone-north-2018-korea/

I didn't. Before? Sure. After? Absolutely! A lot. But not during!

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 09:01 PM (CcUfv)

91 Might be more accurate to say *Alleged* suicide, rather than apparent suicide.

Posted by: davidt at August 10, 2019 09:01 PM (Nm52z)

92

Joe Kidd is similar to Pale Rider, no?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 09:01 PM (fw8Gs)

93 no spoilers
Posted by: davidt at August 10, 2019 08:58 PM (Nm52z)

Hey! Hey! Come on! Come on! I haven't seen it yet.

I like to go in fresh!

Posted by: Frank Costanza at August 10, 2019 09:02 PM (Z+IKu)

94 it's a good list...he probably ripped it from someone or somewhere

Posted by: runner at August 10, 2019 09:03 PM (bUjCl)

95 Thanks for the review, I can't think of a single Korean movie I saw. Shame on me.
Posted by: runner

They should make one about Roof Koreans !

Posted by: JT at August 10, 2019 09:03 PM (arJlL)

96 It's on you now. I'll expect everyone to be ready to talk about it next week.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 10, 2019 09:00 PM (fuK7c)


Every time I dip into the movie thread, I am almost tempted to actually go and watch a movie again...

then I have a few more beers and say "Nah bro'! Chill."

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 10, 2019 09:03 PM (BiNEL)

97 @88
I don't know, I'm getting tired of Tarentino's "Cinema of Cool" approach to film making.


Also just looking at his oeuvre, dude has some unresolved anger issues.


He's really one note, it's a good note, no doubt, but one note none the less.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 10, 2019 09:03 PM (wGXrV)

98 Joe Kidd is similar to Pale Rider, no?

Pale Rider is about White Supremacy.

Posted by: JT at August 10, 2019 09:04 PM (arJlL)

99 One spoiler... lots of feet

Posted by: davidt at August 10, 2019 09:04 PM (Nm52z)

100 Every time I dip into the movie thread, I am almost tempted to actually go and watch a movie again...


I have not enjoyed a movie in the theater in at least five years, maybe more, and yet I've seen Once Upon a Time three times.

So far.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 10, 2019 09:04 PM (fuK7c)

101 Gem --

Looove "3-Iron". I think I like "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...Spring" better, though. That was probably the first Korean movie I ever saw.

Unless you count "Yongarry" which was on TV a lot when I was growing up.

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 09:04 PM (CcUfv)

102 I'll expect everyone to be ready to talk about it next week.

==



OK, professor, I'll get right on it

Posted by: runner at August 10, 2019 09:05 PM (bUjCl)

103 I thought that OUaTiH and Under the Silver Lake were interesting films to see somewhat together... Hollywood-that-was and Hollywood of today.

Posted by: Gem at August 10, 2019 09:05 PM (XoAz8)

104 Might be more accurate to say *Alleged* suicide, rather than apparent suicide.

Posted by: davidt at August 10, 2019 09:01 PM (Nm52z)


We in the Deep State Law Enforcement Community prefer the term a "tragic self-inflicted early death for which we may never know the real reason"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 10, 2019 09:05 PM (BiNEL)

105 Unless you count "Yongarry" which was on TV a lot when I was growing up.

I saw Yongarry Gren Loss !

Posted by: JT at August 10, 2019 09:06 PM (arJlL)

106

btw, the Youtuber Critical Drinker does very good tv and movie reviews:

Midsommar -- The WORST Movie I've Seen All Year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB-Fw3P_97I

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 09:07 PM (fw8Gs)

107 Guess who got a gig as a Spinal Tap drummer?

This guy.

Posted by: Jeffrey Epstein at August 10, 2019 09:08 PM (6DJ0y)

108 That Clintons visiting Epstein video is hilarious.

Posted by: davidt at August 10, 2019 09:08 PM (Nm52z)

109 Eperstien guy was killed because he has stuff on Bill Clinton
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Obamaboro, VT

Fixed it for you Mary

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2019 09:08 PM (BbGew)

110 Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 10, 2019 09:04 PM (fuK7c)

I'm sure I could find a number of films highly recommended by the horde that would be worth watching, but I hate spending giving money to people that hate me.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 10, 2019 09:08 PM (BiNEL)

111 @109
And all of the stuff is at this moment in a crate being wheeled into a very large warehouse destined to be stored next to the Ark of The Covenant.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 10, 2019 09:10 PM (wGXrV)

112 Speaking of the king's letters.



That movie about the king and his speech? Yeah, never saw it. I got
so sick of hearing how great it was and vowed never to watch it.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 08:26 PM (fw8Gs)


I thought it was very overrated.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 10, 2019 09:10 PM (omcbq)

113 Midsommar was giving off that Wicker Man vibe, but not the good original version.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 09:10 PM (kQs4Y)

114 I come across a couple Korean movies while drifting on Amazon (or was it Netflix?). One was about a detective (c.1750 AD) and the other was about an assassin (?) who worked for the King. The detective one (it may have been called "The Detective") was both a comedy and a drain the swamp movie and a detective movie. Not completely successful (as may be imagined) but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The assassin one was interesting in a sort of samurai (yes, I know- alliteration) soap opera way. And of course there was the very cool "The Admiral". The Koreans are on a movie tear, while the Chinese have lost their way (because, I believe, of increased gov't censorship in what they can openly say-- fatal to drama). The Japanese seem to be going backward with the overwhelming manga type stuff they've done the last ten years). I have always enjoyed Asian movies as they come from a different perspective and therefore are often interesting even when the quality is not quite so good.

Posted by: DZouave at August 10, 2019 09:10 PM (sRl+4)

115 but I hate giving money to people that hate me.


Quentin Tarantino clearly loves me. He fills his movies with things that hit all of my dopamine receptors.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 10, 2019 09:10 PM (fuK7c)

116
I've seen Once Upon a Time three times.

Is that a Steven Wright joke?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2019 09:11 PM (aKsyK)

117 epstein is dead. the republic is saved. what a country. all kiddie diddlers can sleep well tonite. we are blessed.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 10, 2019 09:11 PM (KP5rU)

118
Midsommar looks like one of those movies that you hate everyone in it and hope they all die.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 09:13 PM (fw8Gs)

119 >> And all of the stuff is at this moment in a crate being wheeled into a very large warehouse destined to be stored next to the Ark of The Covenant.

Mummy said to be sure and put it in a very safe place.

Posted by: Prince Andrew at August 10, 2019 09:14 PM (f1Vqw)

120 epstein is dead. the republic is saved. what a country. all kiddie diddlers can sleep well tonite. we are blessed.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 10, 2019 09:11 PM (KP5rU)


Always good when justice is served!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 10, 2019 09:14 PM (BiNEL)

121 Cyber-dystopia, nanoweapons, bio-enhancements, some almost Cronenbergian body modifications.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 08:11 PM (kQs4Y)


I want all of these things so bad I could cry.

Maybe not the Cronenberg stuff. It depends.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 10, 2019 09:14 PM (t+qrx)

122 Pale Rider is Shane+High Plains Drifter.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at August 10, 2019 09:14 PM (3DZIZ)

123

And Joe Kidd is Shane + Pale Ride.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 09:15 PM (fw8Gs)

124 In the story of the Korean Language, it's surprising that Sanskrit played a role. Sanskrit was phonetic, and vastly different from Chinese, because it's one of the most ancient Indo-European languages.

It's interesting how, with respect to all of the far eastern cultures, classical Chinese played virtually the same role that classical Latin did in medieval Europe.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 10, 2019 09:16 PM (V2Yro)

125 101 Gem --

Looove "3-Iron". I think I like "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...Spring" better, though. That was probably the first Korean movie I ever saw.

Unless you count "Yongarry" which was on TV a lot when I was growing up.
Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 09:04 PM (CcUfv)

I was into Korean films in the 2000s... Kind of an off-shoot of my anime phase, I think. First one was OldBoy, of course. The last one I saw was maybe Man From Nowhere. Your current selections both sound great, though.

Posted by: Gem at August 10, 2019 09:16 PM (XoAz8)

126 80
Ah, political thrillers. Caught some good stuff on Pluto TV:
3 Days of the Condor

Posted by: Gooshy at August 10, 2019 08:58 PM (T2SVS)


It's been ages since I saw it, but I remember the ending. Robert Redford is going to take his story to the New York Times, and the Deep State guy says, "Do you really think they'll print it?"

Posted by: rickl at August 10, 2019 09:16 PM (sdi6R)

127 106 btw, the Youtuber Critical Drinker does very good tv and movie reviews:
Midsommar -- The WORST Movie I've Seen All Year
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB-Fw3P_97I

Very good

Posted by: Door to Door Nothing Salesman at August 10, 2019 09:17 PM (w3OLr)

128 The Beguiled is a good but little known Eastwood movie.

Posted by: davidt at August 10, 2019 09:17 PM (Nm52z)

129 I just saw The Wicker Man again. Anyone else remember it was a musical?

DZouave -- Yeah, the different perspective is worth something. They have all their own tropes (that they're doubtless sick of, at some level) but those tropes are different from our tropes, so there's novelty for us.

That "Detective" movie you're talking about sounds like it might be from the Chinese "Detective Dee" series.

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 09:18 PM (CcUfv)

130 Maybe not the Cronenberg stuff. It depends.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 10, 2019 09:14 PM (t+qrx)
---
Definitely not Naked Lunch Cronenberg. Maybe eXistenZ Cronenberg?

So how is Michigan doing?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 09:18 PM (kQs4Y)

131 Mummy said to be sure and put it in a very safe place.
Posted by: Prince Andrew at August 10, 2019 09:14 PM (f1Vqw)

Mummies always say that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 10, 2019 09:18 PM (V2Yro)

132 what is prince andrew's claim to fame? less ear area than the tampon phucktard? i'm way behind the curve on inbreeds here.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 10, 2019 09:18 PM (KP5rU)

133
The Beguiled is a good but little known Eastwood movie.

Heard of it, but can't remember if I ever watched it.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 09:19 PM (fw8Gs)

134 Zod Gin Summer Augustus.

Posted by: Zod at August 10, 2019 09:20 PM (hgpSN)

135 Joe Kidd is similar to Pale Rider, no?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter


Not at all.
Joe Kidd is hired by Robert Duvall (wealthy rancher) to help track some Mexican liberation bandito played by
John Saxon. It's ok. Clint plays the usual anti-hero, and against all the hypocrisy of the other players.
Lots of shootin' and stuff.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 10, 2019 09:20 PM (S6Pax)

136 Midsommar is a bad movie? I'm shocked. I mean it looked pretentious and dull, but man...

I gotta sit down now.

And Hereditary was the worst movie I've seen in years. Just ugly, boring garbage.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at August 10, 2019 09:20 PM (sN9mD)

137 129 I just saw The Wicker Man again. Anyone else remember it was a musical? "

The original Wicker Man, with Christopher Lee, has a delightful score, I've got it on DVD just because I like the tunes so much.

Of course Elke Sommer's song is the highlight. I think that's a musical number that pretty much every man wouldn't turn off.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 10, 2019 09:20 PM (V2Yro)

138 Seems like the appropriate time for this:

https://tinyurl.com/y4pm7dlt

Posted by: Gem at August 10, 2019 09:20 PM (XoAz8)

139 Some sound advice for Brie Larson in the sidebar. Wow, she is really irritating in real life.

Posted by: t-bird at August 10, 2019 09:21 PM (Ydn2k)

140 For those arguing about what a suicide watch officially entails, Wiki has it covered:
https://tinyurl.com/y3vno5md

Posted by: andycanuck at August 10, 2019 09:21 PM (Dh1wo)

141
Yeah, you're right, of course.

Speaking of Robert Duvall, what's your favorite Robert Duvall as the bad guy movie?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 09:21 PM (fw8Gs)

142 what is prince andrew's claim to fame?
----
He was the "good looking" one.

Diana's one great contribution was improving the fruit on that withered vine.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 09:21 PM (kQs4Y)

143 Pale Rider is Shane+High Plains Drifter.


Pale Rider is High Plains Drifter with less rape.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 10, 2019 09:21 PM (fuK7c)

144 Seems like the appropriate time for this:



==


"this" is the reason I never seriously considered Korean cinema

Posted by: runner at August 10, 2019 09:22 PM (bUjCl)

145 For those arguing about what a suicide watch officially entails, Wiki has it covered:

Is it a link to the guards' scene in The Holy Grail?

Posted by: t-bird at August 10, 2019 09:22 PM (Ydn2k)

146 So how is Michigan doing?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 09:18 PM (kQs4Y)


Wonderful. Just got back from an impromptu miniMIMoMe with AltonJackson. There were guns and pizza. It was a nice day for it, and we're coming up with stacks of macroMIMoMe ideas.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 10, 2019 09:22 PM (t+qrx)

147 That movie about the king and his speech? Yeah, never saw it. I got so sick of hearing how great it was and vowed never to watch it.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 08:26 PM (fw8Gs)
~~~~~

Same here with Titanic.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 10, 2019 09:22 PM (sGotD)

148 The Beguiled is a good but little known Eastwood movie.

Heard of it, but can't remember if I ever watched it.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 09:19 PM (fw8Gs)

It's VERY good - I think there was a remake that didn't capture the spirit of the original at all. He's a wounded Civil War soldier who's given refuge in a southern girls school - and then all the lines get real blurry about who's good, and who's evil, and who's predator, and who's prey.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 10, 2019 09:23 PM (V2Yro)

149 It was a nice day for it, and we're coming up with stacks of macroMIMoMe ideas.
----
The Most Dangerous Game.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 09:23 PM (kQs4Y)

150 And all of the stuff is at this moment in a crate being wheeled into a very large warehouse destined to be stored next to the Ark of The Covenant.
Posted by: Radical Centrist


That actually shows up in one of the sequels to "Honey I Shrunk the Kids". The original shrink beam is stored in a big crate in a Federali warehouse, and Rick Moranis goes to get it.
You see a crate in the background that sez "Ark of the Covenant". It's only there for a second, though.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 10, 2019 09:24 PM (S6Pax)

151 Prince Andrew's claim to fame is being at the epicenter of the Epstein scandal, representing the royal family

Posted by: booknlass at August 10, 2019 09:24 PM (xIKXj)

152 Elke Sommer's voice was dubbed for "The Wicker Man", of course. It's one thing to have a bunch of Scots speaking with English accents and quite another having her speak with a Swedish accent.

More disturbing, her BUTT was dubbed.

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 09:24 PM (CcUfv)

153 The Most Dangerous Game.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 09:23 PM (kQs4Y)


Ha! You'll have to ask AltonJackson about the December one for that.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 10, 2019 09:24 PM (t+qrx)

154 Of course Tarantino has anger issues. So would you if you grew up named "Quentin."

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 10, 2019 09:25 PM (v2qmi)

155 Someday Tarantino will retire, and that will be officially the end of Hollywood.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 10, 2019 09:25 PM (LxTcq)

156 Wicker Man just demonstrated something I've always believed: anybody who likes (or worse yet, performs) folk music is probably a murderous Satanist.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 10, 2019 09:26 PM (v2qmi)

157 Joe Kidd is more grounded than PR or HPR. There is no supernatural element to it. Plot wise it is more like a Anthony Mann western.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at August 10, 2019 09:26 PM (3DZIZ)

158 Speaking of Robert Duvall, what's your favorite Robert Duvall as the bad guy movie?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter


I don't know about "bad guy", but The Great Santini is really good. He plays an alcoholic Marine major commanding a squadron of Phantoms in S. Carolina in 1962. He is funny, an asshole, and interesting all at the same time.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 10, 2019 09:26 PM (S6Pax)

159 Didn't Tarantino say he'd only do nine films? And isn't this his ninth film?

I can't imagine he'd do anything else. Maybe he'll just write scripts and let others direct.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 09:27 PM (kQs4Y)

160 Days of Our Lives was a Suicide Watch.

Posted by: klaftern at August 10, 2019 09:28 PM (RuIsu)

161





Just saw The Lion King. Hated to give the evil empire the
money, but the family really wanted to see it.



Not bad. I'd say it lacked the energy of the animated version, or perhaps you
are so busy marveling at the CGI, which was very impressive,



It was chock full of Toxic Masculinity in a good way.



It, seriously, showed the use of violent response in self defense including the
use of a weapon (gasp!) - Rafiki the Mandril pulls out his martial arts
stave/walking stick and describes it with great affection as "My Old
Friend" - not as much footage of him smashing hyena heads with it as we would
want, but he's clearly using a weapon in defense of self, family and society.
The only actual deaths were Mufasa and Scar, it's PG. Mufasa's death had some
younger kids in the theater upset, it was legit intense.



Scar was really well done.



I hate fucking hyenas.



It had some SJWankers voicing I could always do without.



SPOILER BELOW



One major character comes out of the closet and minces it's way through the
movie.



I'd say see it on streamer or a friend's torrent.



Value may be in using it with kids as a tool to discuss self defense of your
home and family, perhaps to illustrate Heinlein's statement about live lions.



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Posted by: Door to Door Nothing Salesman at August 10, 2019 09:28 PM (w3OLr)

162 147 That movie about the king and his speech? Yeah, never saw it. I got so sick of hearing how great it was and vowed never to watch it.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 08:26 PM (fw8Gs)

That's a shame, 1st because it is well worth watching, and 2nd because every scene is completely true, and is a key part of understanding how WW2 broke out in Europe. Much like the events shown in "Darkest Hour" (which i consider a companion piece, it was a close run thing, and was almost over before it began.

and most of all, it's the story of how a man who had no desire to be a leader, and very little ability to do so, nevertheless became the Leader his country needed at one of the most crucial moments in history.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 10, 2019 09:28 PM (V2Yro)

163 I just saw The Wicker Man again. Anyone else remember it was a musical?

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 09:18 PM



I don't remember the music. Britt Eklund's dancing must've distracted me.

Posted by: Hands at August 10, 2019 09:28 PM (786Ro)

164 oh geez louise.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 10, 2019 09:29 PM (V2Yro)

165 Tarantino has said he's do 10 films.


Hopefully #10 will be Kill Bill 3, with her daughter vs the little black girl.

Posted by: davidt at August 10, 2019 09:29 PM (Nm52z)

166 148 The Beguiled is a good but little known Eastwood movie.

Heard of it, but can't remember if I ever watched it.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 09:19 PM (fw8Gs)

It's VERY good - I think there was a remake that didn't capture the spirit of the original at all. He's a wounded Civil War soldier who's given refuge in a southern girls school - and then all the lines get real blurry about who's good, and who's evil, and who's predator, and who's prey.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 10, 2019 09:23 PM (V2Yro)

I think it just had a remake, of course. Maybe with Nicole Kidman?

Posted by: Gem at August 10, 2019 09:29 PM (XoAz8)

167 Burrrrrrrrrrrrrp!

Posted by: The Barrel at August 10, 2019 09:29 PM (Z+IKu)

168
Sigh. Saturday night in the barrel was not on my To Do list.

Somebody throw down some Lysol please.

GERONIMO!

Posted by: Door to Door Nothing Salesman at August 10, 2019 09:29 PM (w3OLr)

169
The Barrel beckons.

Posted by: Prince Andrew at August 10, 2019 09:29 PM (f1Vqw)

170 The Beguiled remake was ... fine.

http://moviegique.com/index.php/2017/09/07/the-beguiled-2017/

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 09:29 PM (CcUfv)

171 Posted by: Door to Door Nothing Salesman at August 10, 2019 09:28 PM (w3OLr)
---
John Carpenter's "The Barrel".

Hey, did the critters talk in their heads or what?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 09:29 PM (kQs4Y)

172 SPOILER BELOW


Barrel below-er

Posted by: Hands at August 10, 2019 09:29 PM (786Ro)

173 Arkancide is the hardest nut to crack in the crime world. We may never know the motive.

-The government.

Posted by: Eromero at August 10, 2019 09:30 PM (UUkQp)

174
What the hell?

Youtube just stuck Danny O'Keefe's Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues song in the recommended videos for me.

It's yokel country crap.
Actually, it's a damn nice song. Youtube knows me better than I know myself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YP3pIPp8P8

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 09:30 PM (fw8Gs)

175 Movie night in the barrel? What's showing?

Posted by: davidt at August 10, 2019 09:30 PM (Nm52z)

176 Posted by: Door to Door Nothing Salesman


A night in the box, or two hours in the barrel.

YOU MAKE THE CALL!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 10, 2019 09:30 PM (S6Pax)

177 Hopefully #10 will be Kill Bill 3, with her daughter vs the little black girl.
Posted by: davidt at August 10, 2019 09:29 PM (Nm52z)
---
Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Babies!

Animated, of course.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 10, 2019 09:30 PM (kQs4Y)

178

Hey! Up there!

Last time I was here the glowing blue pulsating thing down the left tunnel was a lot smaller... and now it smells of elderberries! Should I be more worried than usual?

Posted by: Door to Door Nothing Salesman at August 10, 2019 09:31 PM (w3OLr)

179 Saw an odd little movie this week: "The Farewell." It's about a Chinese-American family whose grandma back in China has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. They all decide not to tell her, and more or less pressure a cousin into getting married so they can have a big wedding celebration to give grandma a good sendoff. Based on a true story, apparently.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 10, 2019 09:32 PM (v2qmi)

180 Tarantino said years ago that old men make sentimental movies, and he didn't want to make "old man films". I would suggest we put him on whatever male vitality that George Miller is taking and keep going.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 10, 2019 09:32 PM (LxTcq)

181 170 The Beguiled remake was ... fine.

http://moviegique.com/index.php/2017/09/07/the-beguiled-2017/
Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 09:29 PM (CcUfv)

That's a good review, I'll give it a try.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 10, 2019 09:32 PM (V2Yro)

182 King Sejong

https://youtu.be/6b_9Xu_kmCU?t=2m45s

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 10, 2019 09:33 PM (vWMNq)

183 Trimegistus --

"The Farewell" was one of my options when I was stuck in the OC. Still looking forward to seeing it.

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 09:33 PM (CcUfv)

184 i have never seen a shitty duvall movie. maybe i live a sheltered life. second hand lion's was good for this old timing fuck.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 10, 2019 09:36 PM (KP5rU)

185 I think he said he'd do ten, so there's one more.

But I can't believe he'd really quit. He now has essentially unlimited resources to make whatever movie he dreams up. How could he put down such a shiny toy?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 10, 2019 09:36 PM (fuK7c)

186
I liked Duvall in Get Low, a lot.

And he was Boo, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 09:36 PM (fw8Gs)

187 176 Posted by: Door to Door Nothing Salesman


A night in the box, or two hours in the barrel.

YOU MAKE THE CALL!
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 10, 2019 09:30 PM (S6Pax)


Oh, oh, the guards in the Barrel have been ordered to take a long dinner break.

They are nowhere to be seen.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 10, 2019 09:39 PM (sy5kK)

188 Duvall is simply great in anything I have ever seen.

I have seen him in person twice at area restaurants, but did not have the nerve to ask for an autograph!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 10, 2019 09:39 PM (BiNEL)

189 i have never seen a shitty duvall movie. maybe i live a sheltered life. second hand lion's was good for this old timing fuck.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 10, 2019 09:36 PM (KP5rU)


There are actors and actresses that have good instincts and generally choose good movies, like Duvall. There are those that may be decent actors but often choose crappy movies, like say Nicholas Cage.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 10, 2019 09:40 PM (aS1PU)

190 I've been trying to pick my favorite Robert Duvall role. Kind of impossible. But I think it might be Gus McCrae (I know, TV miniseries), but holy hell he was good in that. Hell, the whole cast was outstanding. Tommy Lee Jones was spot-on as Call.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Paying Attention at August 10, 2019 09:41 PM (kvmOe)

191 epstein must have died in the barrel. tread lightly.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 10, 2019 09:41 PM (KP5rU)

192 I loved Duvall in Second Hand Lions.

"You bought a defective lion".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 10, 2019 09:41 PM (fuK7c)

193 Tarantino is running out of topics for revenge porn.

I'd imagine his next flick will be about some edgy chickens that push Colonel Sanders in a fryer at the end.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 10, 2019 09:41 PM (OrcEf)

194 LOL

https://tinyurl.com/y5uzjb6w

Posted by: Jeffrey Epstein at August 10, 2019 09:43 PM (6DJ0y)

195 192; that was epic.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 10, 2019 09:43 PM (KP5rU)

196 I watched the end of Sicarrio today. They used the movie version of a suppressor ( silencer) and unfortunately it was a crucial part of the movie . Sort of ruins it for me.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 10, 2019 09:43 PM (2DOZq)

197
You can catch young Robert Duvall in a lot of 60's series. Twilight Zone, Outer Limits,Hitchcock, Route 66. I see him every so often on MeTV.

The Godfather made him big.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 10, 2019 09:43 PM (f1Vqw)

198
And then, went home and had a waffle, right ?
Posted by: JT

=======

I didn't even have to ask her.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 10, 2019 09:43 PM (13CQC)

199 there is going to be another Quentin-Uma movie collaboration, there must

Posted by: runner at August 10, 2019 09:43 PM (bUjCl)

200 John Carpenter's "The Barrel".


M. S. Knight's "The Blair Witch Barrel".

Posted by: Fox2! at August 10, 2019 09:43 PM (MwFQu)

201
I watched The Adeventures of Superman this morning and the opening scene in one episode rivaled anything Tarantino ever did.

It was great. It opened with the inside lobby of a motel in the mountains, the camera was panning the lovely room, everything was nice and happy with touristy things on the walls, and then panned over to a body laying face down on the floor. Happy scene over. Enter Lois.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 10, 2019 09:44 PM (fw8Gs)

202 Off

Posted by: jsg at August 10, 2019 09:44 PM (6DJ0y)

203 Duvall is like the anti-Nick Cage. Duvall has an uncanny ability to pick the best scripts and get a part in them, even if it's a small one. For example, he's a taxi driver in Bullitt.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 10, 2019 09:44 PM (V2Yro)

204 Arkancide

https://youtu.be/dObm6d8viio

John Ward's run-on sentences are amazing.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 10, 2019 09:44 PM (LxTcq)

205 The Godfather made him big.

I'm sure everyone knows his big screen debut was as Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird. I agree.. he brings class to every movie. One of my all time favorites.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 10, 2019 09:45 PM (dUJdY)

206
I was just reading about Prince Andrew's relationship with Juan Epstein. Epstein helped him pay off a lot of Sarah Ferguson's debt.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 10, 2019 09:46 PM (f1Vqw)

207 duvall never was acting. dude is just a natural. one of the best.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 10, 2019 09:48 PM (KP5rU)

208 Duvall is also 104 years old and married to a hot young Argentine Tango dancer.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 10, 2019 09:49 PM (fuK7c)

209 Duvall was great in "Get Low" but the movie was a little disappointing.

"Apocalypse Now" is getting a release ("Final Cut") next week.

"Someday...this war's gonna end."

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 09:49 PM (CcUfv)

210 Duvall was the cop in Falling Down, the guy one day from retirement, who tracks down Michael Douglas. There is an odd, but very poignant subplot involving Duvall's wife, played by Tuesday Weld. Damn, he is one of the best out there.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Paying Attention at August 10, 2019 09:49 PM (kvmOe)

211 Green Mile is on. Another movie where one scene ruined it for me. When they put Coffee in the electric chair the parents of the murdered girls were there to witness the execution. Of course they earlier executed the real murderer of the girls who happened to be the handyman at the girls house.

I mean couldn't anyone put 2 and 2 together?

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 10, 2019 09:50 PM (2DOZq)

212 Duvall had the bit part in Sling Blade as Thornton's father.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 10, 2019 09:51 PM (2DOZq)

213 212; yup.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 10, 2019 09:52 PM (KP5rU)

214 I think Robert Duvall was in "Tender Mercies", which was a kind of annoying chik-flik.

He plays some kind of cowboy character (what a stretch!).

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 10, 2019 09:52 PM (S6Pax)

215 Movie night in the barrel? What's showing?

-
The Black Hole of Calcutta.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 10, 2019 09:53 PM (+y/Ru)

216 Duvall was the cop in Falling Down, the guy one day from retirement, who tracks down Michael Douglas.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Paying Attention at August 10, 2019 09:49 PM (kvmOe)


No effin' way. I haven't seen that one in a while - and I really should see it again - but I hadn't realized that was him.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 10, 2019 09:53 PM (t+qrx)

217 recently finished binge watching the MAD Men series (yes I am a bit behind on things...); trying to synthesize why I liked it. in my own head. Jon Hamm is such a terrible actor, and there is no way in hell, no matter how many times they repeated it, was he believable as a brilliant creative director. no. way.

Posted by: runner at August 10, 2019 09:53 PM (bUjCl)

218 Duvall also played "The General" in one of the versions of "A Handmaid's Tale" made years ago.

He probably regrets that, too.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 10, 2019 09:53 PM (S6Pax)

219 207 duvall never was acting. dude is just a natural. one of the best.


What's that film where he's in a Mexican jail and Charles Bronson gets him out?

Posted by: dantesed at August 10, 2019 09:54 PM (88xKn)

220 What's that film where he's in a Mexican jail and Charles Bronson gets him out?
Posted by: dantesed at August 10, 2019 09:54 PM (88xKn)


That wasn't a movie, that really happened.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 10, 2019 09:54 PM (t+qrx)

221 No effin' way. I haven't seen that one in a while - and I really should see it again - but I hadn't realized that was him.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 10, 2019 09:53 PM (t+qrx)

Won't do any spoilers, but pay attention to his dealings with his wife. It hit me like a ton of bricks when I realized what was up.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Paying Attention at August 10, 2019 09:55 PM (kvmOe)

222 Posted by: runner at August 10, 2019 09:53 PM (bUjCl)

I agree that Hamm can't act. I liked Baby Driver but he was the only bad thing about it. The acting not the character.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 10, 2019 09:55 PM (2DOZq)

223 Duvall was good as the villain in True Grit.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 10, 2019 09:55 PM (+y/Ru)

224 One of my favorite Duvall's is Boss Spearmint in Open Range.

Also love Costner in that. Yes, I love Costner.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 10, 2019 09:57 PM (fuK7c)

225 Joke time.

I repeat - hoje time.

Posted by: tbodie at August 10, 2019 09:57 PM (Pqf02)

226 ont

Posted by: davidt at August 10, 2019 09:57 PM (Nm52z)

227 I agree that Hamm can't act. I liked Baby Driver but he was the only bad thing about it. The acting not the character.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 10, 2019 09:55 PM (2DOZq)

Baby Driver ??

Posted by: runner at August 10, 2019 09:58 PM (bUjCl)

228 hogmartin, I am spurned. You have not answered my email.

I'll be over here on the fainting couch.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2019 09:58 PM (Bk2iI)

229 Don't think I belong on this thread. Watching Cinderella with a 2 year old and an 8 year old. Step mommy is a real step mommy dearest. Even the 2year old doesn't like her. As for interesting movies watched The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada last night. Tommy Lee Jones directs and stars with Berry Pepper. Worthwhile watch

Posted by: Sock Monkey..recycled primate at August 10, 2019 09:59 PM (Buc1C)

230 Green Mile is on. Another movie where one scene ruined it for me. When they put Coffee in the electric chair the parents of the murdered girls were there to witness the execution. Of course they earlier executed the real murderer of the girls who happened to be the handyman at the girls house.

I mean couldn't anyone put 2 and 2 together?

-
Dude, it was the rural south. Every other man is a murderer.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 10, 2019 09:59 PM (+y/Ru)

231 ont, already ? dammit....

Posted by: runner at August 10, 2019 09:59 PM (bUjCl)

232 Duvall was good as the villain in True Grit.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


Lucky Ned Pepper. Yeah, he can really ham it up.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 10, 2019 09:59 PM (S6Pax)

233 hogmartin, I am spurned. You have not answered my email.

I'll be over here on the fainting couch.
Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2019 09:58 PM (Bk2iI)


If it assuages the pain any, Ben Had, AltonJackson and I were just discussing that very topic this afternoon over pizza and guns.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 10, 2019 10:00 PM (t+qrx)

234 Won't do any spoilers, but pay attention to his dealings with his wife. It hit me like a ton of bricks when I realized what was up.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Paying Attention at August 10, 2019 09:55 PM (kvmOe)


Thank you, I'll do that. I just checked and against all odds, I don't have a copy, so I'll be sure to remedy that.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 10, 2019 10:01 PM (t+qrx)

235 Baby Driver ??
Posted by: runner at August 10, 2019 09:58 PM (bUjCl)

The movie Baby Driver.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 10, 2019 10:02 PM (2DOZq)

236 Dude, it was the rural south. Every other man is a murderer.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 10, 2019 09:59 PM (+y/Ru)

Fair point.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 10, 2019 10:04 PM (2DOZq)

237 I thought Barry Pepper played Ned Pepper, but I think I just mixed up the character names.

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 10:05 PM (CcUfv)

238 I thought I would check to see where The King's Letters is playing. Apparently it is only in California. I just sent an e-mail to my local movie theater asking if they could show it. Probably just need to find it on DVD. Eventually.

Posted by: Nancy at 7000 ft at August 10, 2019 10:06 PM (0tmoY)

239 The movie Baby Driver.




oh, got it.

Posted by: runner at August 10, 2019 10:08 PM (bUjCl)

240 I agree with TJM -- the current American movie scene sucks. Part of it, I think, is because Hollywood has been sucked into the present ambiance of "America bad". I'm not that up on American history, but I do know that there are many historical events that could be spun into terrific movies. Every Fourth of July, Himself and I hide in our pathetically window air conditioned living room and watch "Gettysburg". (We also used to watch the extended "1776" , but neither of us can last that long anymore.) I remember a lot of pro-America movies from when I was a ki d.

But movies like that are no longer acceptable. If a movie has anything to do with America, America and Americans must be shown in the most negative way possible. Nevermind that those movies usually flop, and the movies that actually make money are the pro-America and pro-American ones.

I saw Spiderman Far From Home and enjoyed it. (I'm 29, and I gave up reality a long time ago.) But I don't think I will be watching any more MCU movies in the future. They lost me when they decided Thor should be a female.

A second possible cause is simply the lack of American history. Most of our history covers only about four hundred years. I skipped out of as much American history as I could because to actually fill out a full year of it, they covered every damn economic event during those four hundred years. I was majoring in history, not economics. Korea has at least two thousand years of history to draw from, China even more, although Japan has less. But all of them have more history to draw from, and, just as important, they're not ashamed to show themselves in a positive light.

And a third possibility is the terror of failure. Before the era of megaplexes, movies tended to hang around longer, getting the chance to build up an audience the long and slow way. Today, a movie debuts in thousands of theaters, frequently in half the screens in one complex. If the movie doesn't make bazillions of bucks the first week, the "experts" declare it a failure. So the movie companies fall back on the tried and true -- either a sequel or a remake. Original spells failure to the industry execs.

And finally, what happened to the book industry is happening to the movie making industry -- merger mania. How many major companies has Disney scooped up these last few years? Disney is leveraged to the hilt and isn't going to risk anything.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at August 10, 2019 10:11 PM (eP3XU)

241 They should make one about Roof Koreans !
Posted by: JT at August 10, 2019 09:03 PM (arJlL)

Roof Koreans with Rifles!

Posted by: Fox2! at August 10, 2019 10:13 PM (MwFQu)

242 Josepha --

It's bleak, and our theaters have mostly stop showing classics, too, which makes us very unhappy indeed.

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 10:16 PM (CcUfv)

243 I thought Barry Pepper played Ned Pepper, but I think I just mixed up the character names.
Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 10:05 PM (CcUfv)

I was always tickled to see Sam Shepard playing Chuck Yeager, and Scott Glenn playing Alan Shepard in The Right Stuff.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Paying Attention at August 10, 2019 10:18 PM (kvmOe)

244 I was always tickled to see Sam Shepard playing Chuck Yeager, and Scott Glenn playing Alan Shepard in The Right Stuff.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Paying Attention at August 10, 2019 10:18 PM (kvmOe)


...along with Ed Harris as John Glenn.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 10, 2019 10:21 PM (t+qrx)

245 We've watched mostly Korean movies and TV the past couple of years ago (since stumbling across Strong Girl Bong Soon... which was a hoot, and a rom-com called Love in the Millenium 2) on Netflix.


They're imaginative, weird, wonderful, romantic, dramatic, and remarkably clean.


We found the Vicki channel on the Roku this year, and it opened up a host of Things-Worth-Watching.


We hardly bother with American crap any more.


I figure we'll be speaking passable Korean in a couple of more years LOL (we're in our late 60's).


Highly recommend.

Posted by: brdavis9 at August 10, 2019 10:24 PM (sfQMo)

246 Mis hum, you are the best. I am like way--
--say nothing--What--

Mis hum, will you at least say, at my funeral--

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 10, 2019 10:49 PM (l9m7l)

247 242 -- Omaha is lucky. We have not just one, but two Alamo Drafthouse theaters. They show old classics frequently.

You know where most movie theaters show ads and crap before the trailers? Alamo creates mini movies relating to the movie you will actually watch.

And finally, Alamo is death and taxes on talking during the movie and using cell phones for anything. (I'm guilty of the talking thing. I'm so used to talking to the tv, I start talking to the movie. One of my kids has to kick me in the shin to shut me up.)

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at August 10, 2019 10:54 PM (eP3XU)

248 "I was always tickled to see Sam Shepard playing Chuck Yeager, and Scott Glenn playing Alan Shepard in The Right Stuff."

243 -- Pug, ah, man that confused the HELL out of me.

Scott Glenn even kind of looked like John Glenn.

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 10:56 PM (CcUfv)

249 Gah! Not Scott Glenn but Ed Harris as hogmartin points out.

I'm STILL confused!

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 10:57 PM (CcUfv)

250 242 -- Himself bought me a portable DVD player so I can watch movies while I dialysis for three and a half hours. It's been a life saver. I am working my way through all my dvds, enjoying my favorites all over again. I have to dig a little deeper into the pile though to find The Sandlot.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at August 10, 2019 10:59 PM (eP3XU)

251 Josepha--

Well, I'm probably a little spoiled. We're getting a Drafthouse here, and our local theater chain (The Laemmle) does primarily indie/foreign/classics.

But it was much nicer when there were 4 different classic movie programs going on.

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 11:01 PM (CcUfv)

252 VIKI looks good! I see a lot of Korea's movies from last year there!

Posted by: moviegique at August 10, 2019 11:02 PM (CcUfv)

253 Is VIKI free?

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at August 10, 2019 11:06 PM (eP3XU)

254 I've often said that what ails us as a nation has far closer historical analogies to what happened in imperial China and the confucian world than anything that happened to Rome. We have, unfortunately, acquired a mandarin class - the illness of all our large bureaucratic organizations seems to have reflections in the old confucian rule of "the best and brightest".

It turns out the best and brightest, most learned men are best and brightest at backstabbing, ladder climbing, and byzantine court intrigue, not in anything actually useful to anyone.

Posted by: Madrocketsci at August 10, 2019 11:46 PM (K+Kza)

255 VIKI looks to have free & premium offerings.

Posted by: moviegique at August 11, 2019 12:10 AM (CcUfv)

256 Late to the party, but I have to say I'm VERY impressed by Korean cinema. It's feeling like the hey day of Hong Kong, where Western storytelling techniques have been digested and then adapted to fit local stories.

Good review, thanks TJM!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 11, 2019 12:14 AM (xJa6I)

257 Ooops, this was MovieGique's gig.

Mucho apologies but thanks to you instead

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 11, 2019 12:18 AM (xJa6I)

258 Thanks, Soothsayer, for recommending the Critical Drinker... I just watched two hours of commentary and he is funny and really spot-on. Good stuff. Plus... Drunken Scottish accent is like the catnip for me, lol.

Posted by: Gem at August 11, 2019 12:30 AM (XoAz8)

259 "20 I like foreign movies because they usually have a plot, actors and
actresses chosen for their acting ability and are subtle for the most
part in their moralizing (more likely to give you big picture morals,
like "what's truly important in life" or "the value of honor", etc).



American movies, for the most part, just suck anymore. It's either 'splosions, CGI or some sodomite/racism/girl power trope.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 10, 2019 08:22 PM (OrcEf)"
..Even when the foreign movie is largely based on tropes, it's often their tropes, not ours, preserving quite a bit of novelty if you haven't been exposed to them previously.
Plus the aforementioned lack of SJW bullshit.
If you want to get hammered, watch contemporary Korean stuff and take a drink every time someone threatens to sue someone.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at August 11, 2019 01:35 AM (67XdO)

260 You can only reconfigure the number 9 so many times guys and Kings!

Best Korean movie Tin Cup Crouching Tiger Woods

links please best golf courses.

Who new Spick Lee was N Korean.

Posted by: saf at August 11, 2019 07:41 AM (5IHGB)

261 Favorite movie director - Akira Kurosawa
Favorite Korean movie - Castaway On The Moon

I watch mostly Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Russian movies and TV shows and hardly watch the latest Hollywood produced flicks.

Posted by: KDrama Fan at August 11, 2019 09:05 AM (Bk5Q+)

262 Chinese/Korean/Japanese movies are great.

Posted by: rcocean at August 11, 2019 01:27 PM (mX6ZJ)

263 "The only real argument for eliminating patriotism is the belief that a country shouldn't exist. Which, I'm afraid, is where we stand after decades of internalized anti-American propaganda."

Maybe we can adopt Ireland and become Irish Patriots.

Posted by: rcocean at August 11, 2019 01:29 PM (mX6ZJ)

264 I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This article posted at this site is
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