Saturday Evening Movie Thread: Six Different Minds[moviegique]

Years ago, when we saw Violence Voyager, The Boy introduced me to a concept he had picked up on the Internet called "someone's different mind working on full blast". And, truly, the Internet is both a source and a destination for such things. In the span of about a week, we had the opportunity to see six such films in theaters. These are movies that do not feel like "product": They are someone's vision, someone's fever dream, someone's wild hallucinations put to celluloid.

For the most part, they're way more entertaining than 90% of the movies that will make it to the top 20. I'll have independent reviews of each of these in the upcoming days but since I couldn't pick one to single out, here are capsules of each.

Crimes of the Future

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Not the most unpleasant thing Stewart has had to stick in her eye for a movie.(No, I don't know what that means, either.)

This is pure classic Cronenberg which, I have to say, it's kind of heartening that he can still make this kind of movie. He has a unique vision—he basically defined his own genre of body horror that, for the most part, other people don't even try to imitate. And that's for the best. Sometimes he hits with me and sometimes he doesn't—I like there to be a kind of logic that I can follow, and this movie definitely has one. The premise is that humans, inexplicably, are growing new organs. Viggo Mortensen has a career as a performance artist who grows these organs so that Léa Seydoux can extract them on stage.

The government has set up a registry to keep track of all these new organs, with at least one strain of thought being that the presence of these organs transmogrifies former humans into...something else. The paranoid subplot doesn't quite have the oomph you'd hope for—it's all very low-key given the topic which in itself is very Cronenberg—but I enjoyed it. The Boy was less sure what to do with this one, not having any experience with the genre. It's not a starter film, for sure, like The Fly.

Memoria

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"OK, Tilda, look up...you're looking up...good...look up...hold...hold...keep looking...hold...for about 20 minutes..."

This one has awards up the yin-yang from Cannes and, by our lights, was the only real dog in the bunch. It's super static. Now, the Boy and I love static movies, generally. Kubrick and Lean, for example, but even more to the point, Stalker. (Or, in my case, Schulze Gets The Blues.) What I'm getting at is, we're not impatient. This one, to me, reminded of Under The Skin: It's basically a B-movie plot about Tilda Swinton wandering around Colombia having either a psychotic break or being haunted or something, and the lack of action makes it "arty".

Actually, if you take it that she's having a psychotic break, the movie both makes more sense and is more pointless than the overt answer to the riddle of "Where's That Loud Banging Coming From?" The Boy had sort of assumed unreliable narrator early on, whereas I felt the movie gave too many cues that things were happening in the real world. Unfortunately, the answer is hugely unsatisfying. But, like, I said: Lots of awards.

Mad God

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Eye...have no idea what's going on.

This is many someone's different minds working at full blast, and over 30 years, as Special FX impresario Phil Tippet has allowed a variety of animators to gain experience by working on bits and pieces of this fever dream. What's it about? I'm not sure, exactly. I think it's about a guy in Hell who ventures into Worse Hell in order to blow it up, but doesn't make it, and then...something happens. Well, look, lots of things happen. Lots of weird, inexplicable, nightmarish things.

I could tell early on that the narrative wasn't really going to make a lot of sense, so I kind of let it all wash over me, whereas the Boy loved the first half so much, he was somewhat disappointed by the second half not quite feeling tied together. Both of us felt we could go see it again right after seeing it the first time. Kickstarter and the Shudder horror streaming channel had something to do with this, and it is available to watch on Shudder. It's a hell of a funhouse ride. Very dark and disturbing.


Ninja Badass

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There is some male genitalia in this film I suspect to be the director's but I didn't ask.

We ventured out to see this one a few days after Mad God, and it was, apparently, "closing night" with a Q&A featuring the director. Sadly, it was just the Boy and I, as well as the director, his mother and a friend of the family who had turned out, which is a shame. This is a colorful, chaotic mess of a comedy that's also oddly rather polished. Written, directed, starring and edited by Ryan Harrison, this is the story of a weird loser whose (unwilling future) girlfriend is captured by ninjas—"ninjers", because it's Indiana, I guess—and who must rescue her if he's ever going to graduate from the blow-up doll and move out of his mother's house (Miss Hot Body 1989, played by his real mother).

On his journey, he's accompanied by his friend and a girl ninja, but they all have competing ideas about how things should go down, and at one point the friend disappears—I suspect some of this due to the extended length of time the movie took to film—and comes back in a surprise twist that didn't quite make sense.

It's funny, in parts, and resists the urge to completely beclown every character—the denouement makes everyone seem almost normal. The editing kept it super lively. It was too loud in the theater, and the sound mix was too chaotic (perhaps covering up for unevenness in ambient recording?), but while I liked it more than The Boy, it kind of stuck with both of us. Too many films go for that "cult classic midnight showing" thing—this one feels like it's eminently re-watchable. It's energetic and jam-packed and earnest despite its campy premise. You can catch it on Vimeo.

Wild Men

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We won't talk about his bow technique. Or crossbows. Never talk about crossbows.

Of the six movies, this was the most "normal" of films. A Danish film written and directed by Thomas Daneskov, this is a story of a guy who decides he wants to chuck modern life and goes out into the Norwegian wilderness to live like a viking—a life for which he is completely unprepared. His path crosses with a drug courier, and the two go on a journey that takes them through a Viking-re-enactment village, being pursued by cops and a bereft wife, and gives the filmmakers a chance to ask, repeatedly, what it means to be a man.

Because, let's face it, Scandinavian dudes are seriously cucked. To my way of thinking, the doof who wanders off into the wilderness was the guy who had the right idea (even if a poor execution). But the characters are (all too) real and the journey interesting. Also, as always, Norway is gorgeous to look at. I wish they'd shot this on film.

Cha Cha Real Smooth

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Bar-mitzvahs have changed since I was nearly 13.

Produced, directed, written by and starring Cooper Raiff (Raiff Cooper?), Cha Cha tells the story of a fresh-out-of-college, directionless romantic named Andrew, who is working at the Meat Sticks and trying to raise enough money to go out to Barcelona (where his girlfriend went and is already cheating on him, though he's not exactly Mr. Faithful, either) because he doesn't really know what else to do. The thing that makes the movie work is that Andrew is really nice, like, a genuinely good person, and after a successful effort to salvage a bar mitzvah that's dying as a party, he ends up being a professional party starter.

At one of these party he meets young mom, Domino (Dakota Johnson) and manages to get her autistic daughter on the dance floor. The three of them begin a relationship, complicated by Domino's fiancée, and the ten-year age difference—a problem she recognizes but he does not. The thing that makes this movie really stand out is all the characters feel real, feel like they have genuine motivations, and just because they piss off Andrew doesn't mean they aren't worthy human beings.

The dangers in the story were immense—Andrew could have come off like a supreme douchebag—yet we ended up comparing it favorably to other character-driven classics (like from the '30s and '40s). Top notch acting all around. Leslie Mann is amazing. Johnson is more appealing than I've ever seen her. Brad Garrett is a kind of a bump-on-a-log that we come to respect. Etc. A shockingly pleasant surprise.

Bonus: Top Gun: Maverick

Totally not in this category but is also good. Better than the original by a long-shot.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 09:00 PM




Comments

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1 The management regrest to inform you that Dakota Johnson (son of Don and Melanie Griffith) is no longer "almost 29".

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 08:00 PM (asXVI)

2 Second

Posted by: Florida Peasant at June 25, 2022 08:00 PM (dr4Q1)

3 Wait, how is it 9:00PM. What the hell clock is this? Eastern...Standard?

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 08:01 PM (asXVI)

4 WEIRD!!!
that's awe

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 25, 2022 08:02 PM (kf6Ak)

5 If the Democrats cannot define what a woman is...... then how can they be against the Supreme Court ruling ????

Posted by: Ferd Berfall at June 25, 2022 08:02 PM (LrYuZ)

6 Movie night has returned!

Posted by: Skip at June 25, 2022 08:04 PM (2JoB8)

7 Violence.

You're soaking in it!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 25, 2022 08:04 PM (XeHN6)

8 Movies yeah!

Posted by: Ciampino is grinning more at June 25, 2022 08:04 PM (qfLjt)

9 Friendly reminder for your liberal friends that Dobbs vs Jackson is settled law. Cannot be questioned except by un-American insurrectionists.
Settled. Farking. Law.
Just remind them of that and have a good day

Posted by: Who is Brandon Galt? at June 25, 2022 08:05 PM (ivJ9o)

10 Skip - see comment 203 in previous thread, re: sulfur

Posted by: El Rojo at June 25, 2022 08:06 PM (AMIL/)

11 Ninja Badass is redundant.

All ninjas are badass.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 25, 2022 08:06 PM (XeHN6)

12 some

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 25, 2022 08:09 PM (kf6Ak)

13
Anyone see Terror On The Prairie, yet?

How about Shut In?

I'd like to pay to just watch these movies without joining Daily Wire for a whole year.

Posted by: Justice Soothsayer at June 25, 2022 08:10 PM (1oE4e)

14 My head is still spinning from the liberals reposting the new copy paste "bodily autonomy" meme only a year after wrecking the economy and millions of lives by forcing people to take a fake vaccine

Posted by: Who is Brandon Galt? at June 25, 2022 08:10 PM (ivJ9o)

15 Hmmm

Posted by: Skip at June 25, 2022 08:10 PM (2JoB8)

16 >>All ninjas are badass.

Our hero has to go on a hero's journey to become a Ninja Badass.

Now, prior to that point it is much debated as to whether he's a ninja at all, so you may be right.

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 08:10 PM (asXVI)

17 Well ninjas were not nice people. Americans have turned them into some semblance of badass heroes.

Posted by: Ciampino is grinning more at June 25, 2022 08:10 PM (qfLjt)

18 *glances*
*wanders off*

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 25, 2022 08:11 PM (/+S6w)

19 18 *glances*
*wanders off*
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 25, 2022 08:11 PM (/+S6w)

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Wait. Where are you going?

I was going to make espresso!

Posted by: The Blind Hermit at June 25, 2022 08:12 PM (XeHN6)

20 One of my favorite karate movies was Ninja Assassin .

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 08:13 PM (b9Rih)

21 Well ninjas were not nice people. Americans have turned them into some semblance of badass heroes.
Posted by: Ciampino is grinning more at June 25, 2022 08:10 PM (qfLjt)

See mafia movies

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 08:15 PM (b9Rih)

22 Dakota Johnson (son of Don and Melanie Griffith)


==



son ?

Posted by: runner at June 25, 2022 08:16 PM (V13WU)

23 I like the original Top Gun, seen a few times which is a indication I like it. Sadly won't see new one until it's on tv

Posted by: Skip at June 25, 2022 08:17 PM (2JoB8)

24 On Demand wants 19.99 to rent Crimes of the Future. Not that interested.

Might watch Eastern Promises again though.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 08:17 PM (b9Rih)

25 I saw the new ghostbusters. Yuck. Just awful.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 25, 2022 08:17 PM (4D95d)

26 Also Movie Sign!!!

Posted by: Blutarski at June 25, 2022 08:18 PM (4D95d)

27 son ?
Posted by: runner at June 25, 2022 08:16 PM (V13WU)

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Don't be a phobe.

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 08:18 PM (asXVI)

28 22 Dakota Johnson (son of Don and Melanie Griffith)

==

son ?

Posted by: runner at June 25, 2022 08:16 PM (V13WU)
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Daughter. Yes,me too and was corrected by my daughter who knows these things.

Posted by: Ciampino - is Dark Matter the old aether? at June 25, 2022 08:19 PM (qfLjt)

29 Watched 300 again on HBO. It stands up

Posted by: Blutarski at June 25, 2022 08:21 PM (4D95d)

30 Dakota Johnson (son of Don and Melanie Griffith)

==

son ?

Posted by: runner at June 25, 2022 08:16 PM (V13WU)
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Daughter. Yes,me too and was corrected by my daughter who knows these things.
Posted by: Ciampino - is Dark Matter the old aether? at June 25, 2022 08:19 PM (qfLjt)

And Melanie Griffith is the daughter of Tippi Hedren.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 08:21 PM (b9Rih)

31 All of these sound right up my alley (which is replete with flashing neon, cop wigwag lights, and shady characters).

I like Cronenberg at his biomechanoid weirdest, so yeah, gonna see "Crimes".

Aw, I normally see Tilda in anything. I may rent that one in the future.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 25, 2022 08:23 PM (Dc2NZ)

32 I made it about 5 minutes into Mad God, decided I did not like it, and quit watching. I did not even make it all the way through the preview/trailer of Crimes of the Future.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 25, 2022 08:23 PM (KFhLj)

33 Lee Van Cleef was the master of bad ass ninjas.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 25, 2022 08:24 PM (63Dwl)

34 If you liked The Revenant you need to watch Man in the Wilderness .

Much better IMHO

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 08:24 PM (b9Rih)

35 Watching "Mad God" right frickin' now.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 25, 2022 08:25 PM (Dc2NZ)

36 What is the origin of the term "B movie?"

Posted by: Oddbob at June 25, 2022 08:25 PM (nfrXX)

37 Evening.

OT: Special bonus Drift Compatible podcast was posted today.

Second one this week.

Posted by: Robert at June 25, 2022 08:26 PM (Gq+Nv)

38 Wait. Where are you going?

I was going to make espresso!
Posted by: The Blind Hermit at June 25, 2022 08:12 PM (XeHN6)
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Offer her a cigar!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 25, 2022 08:26 PM (Dc2NZ)

39 I REALLY want to see crimes of the future and I thoroughly enjoyed Raiff's first movie, shithouse.

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 25, 2022 08:26 PM (MGB5H)

40 Next up on my Movie Roulette -- The Wolverine

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 25, 2022 08:27 PM (K5n5d)

41 What is the origin of the term "B movie?"
Posted by: Oddbob at June 25, 2022 08:25 PM (nfrXX)

Think 45 records for your answer

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 08:27 PM (b9Rih)

42 I respect Cronenberg immensely and have Crimes of the Future queued up.

Watched Good Luck to You, Leo Grande this past week and enjoyed it for what it was. I found it to be a really touching film. The two main actors have chemistry despite 30+ year age difference.

Posted by: redchief at June 25, 2022 08:28 PM (Hl9gr)

43 ||What is the origin of the term "B movie?"

Strictly speaking, it came from the WWII era--Roger Corman always points this out when someone says he made "B" movies--but I believe the basic premise was this:

When a theater rents a movie, they have to pay a share of the box office to the people who made the movie. In the case of their top-flight fare, this meant big payouts to stars (etc) who could dictate the terms on which they worked.

So, you'd make a "B" movie, for cheap and with worse terms for the cast and crew. Now, how do you figure out whether people paid their ticket for the "A" movie or the "B" movie? Well, you can't really, so half goes to the B-movie...and into your ledgers.

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 08:29 PM (asXVI)

44 20 One of my favorite karate movies was Ninja Assassin .

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 08:13 PM (b9Rih)

J. Michael Straczynski rewrote the entire screenplay of that movie in about a day. The man knows how to crank out a script (we wrote 90% of all the episodes of Babylon 5).

Posted by: redchief at June 25, 2022 08:29 PM (Hl9gr)

45 Every time In Harm’s Way is on I watch it.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 25, 2022 08:29 PM (Ufu3J)

46 ||Watching "Mad God" right frickin' now.

It's a hell of a thing, Eris.

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 08:30 PM (asXVI)

47 Now, don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Top Gun: Maverick. But it is not better than the original. Lines from the original have found their way into everyday discourse because, well, it was well written in terms of dialogue. That is missing from Top Gun: Maverick (though I rather enjoyed Maverick defiantly telling Ed Harris’s character “…but not today.”

Posted by: Cow Demon at June 25, 2022 08:30 PM (CdZ4i)

48 Watching "Mad God" right frickin' now.

It's a hell of a thing, Eris.
Posted by: moviegique

May have to try and find this one

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 25, 2022 08:31 PM (MGB5H)

49 It's a hell of a thing, Eris.
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So am I!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 25, 2022 08:31 PM (Dc2NZ)

50 Six Different Minds

Too many mind. Hai, mind the sword, mind the people watching, mind enemy -- too many mind. ... No mind.

Posted by: Nobutada at June 25, 2022 08:31 PM (Do5/p)

51 Top Gun: Maverick is the sequel to Iron Eagle that we didn't know we needed.

Posted by: redchief at June 25, 2022 08:31 PM (Hl9gr)

52 The cronenberg film with Jeremy irons playing twins still disturbs me. But Genevieve Bunjold

Posted by: Blutarski at June 25, 2022 08:32 PM (Ufu3J)

53 Posted by: redchief at June 25, 2022 08:28 PM (Hl9gr)

Something's Gotta Give weirded me out with Keanu Reeves and Diane Keaton so I don't think I could watch Good Luck to You.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 08:32 PM (b9Rih)

54 || But it is not better than the original. Lines from the original have found their way into everyday discourse because, well, it was well written in terms of dialogue.||

Opinions vary but...you're wrong.

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 08:34 PM (asXVI)

55 53 Posted by: redchief at June 25, 2022 08:28 PM (Hl9gr)

Something's Gotta Give weirded me out with Keanu Reeves and Diane Keaton so I don't think I could watch Good Luck to You.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 08:32 PM (b9Rih)

Keanu likes the older ladies. Check out Tune In Tomorrow with him and Barber Hershey.

Posted by: redchief at June 25, 2022 08:34 PM (Hl9gr)

56 I saw the original "Top Gun" in a packed theater in Honolulu with a row of screaming teen girls in front of us and seemingly the entire USS Carl Vinson behind us.

The estrogenic shrieks during the volleyball scene were in the EHF band, and the sailors shouted GAYYYY, but loved the carrier scenes.

But yeah, the sequel is a much better movie.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 25, 2022 08:35 PM (Dc2NZ)

57 Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 08:29 PM (asXVI)

I thought it referred to double features and the lesser of the two called the B Movie. Like a records B side.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 08:35 PM (b9Rih)

58 Hollyweird is now working on propaganda movies that are pro-abortion on demand and abortion as birth control now that Roe has been overturned. (I had a leftist professor who taught Constitutional law among other things who had no qualms about getting in front of class and going on and on about how Roe was the worst SCOTUS opinion he ever read.)

Posted by: Cow Demon at June 25, 2022 08:36 PM (CdZ4i)

59 Ten seconds in and I fucking love this movie.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 25, 2022 08:36 PM (Dc2NZ)

60 Posted by: redchief at June 25, 2022 08:34 PM (Hl9gr)

Yes his real life girlfriend looks much older than him.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 08:37 PM (b9Rih)

61 The rolling scroll of godly intent is something Zod might write.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 25, 2022 08:38 PM (Dc2NZ)

62 Actually, it'd be worth doing a comparison of TG1 & TG2 but then I'd have to watch TG1 again.

Which wouldn't suck, probably, though I feel like things I overlooked at the time would seem even dumber now.

I had summer working at Paramount in 1987 (I was nearly -8 years old) and they had big plaque on display commemorating TG being the first video to sell 1,000,000 copies.

(If anyone remembers, their brilliant scheme was to sell the videos for $20 instead of $60, $70, $80 the tapes used to go for. Ooh, and cross-promoting with McDonald's.)

But I suspect those millions of copies have a lot to do with why the dialogue is repeated.

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 08:38 PM (asXVI)

63 Top Gun: Maverick is the sequel to Iron Eagle that we didn't know we needed.
Posted by: redchief at June 25, 2022 08:31 PM (Hl9gr)


Airplanes...schmareplanes.
I wanna see Fury II set at the Battle of 73 Easting.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 25, 2022 08:38 PM (anj39)

64 54: trump card: no original, no sequel.

Posted by: Cow Demon at June 25, 2022 08:38 PM (CdZ4i)

65 But yeah, the sequel is a much better movie.

As long as you can ignore that the whole "plot" is inane. Which I can and did. Basically, it's Tom Cruise + lots of cool aerial footage, which is enough.

Posted by: Oddbob at June 25, 2022 08:39 PM (nfrXX)

66 Last movie I saw was in 2009 or thereabouts. I forget the movie's name but Alec Baldwin was in it naked which was enough to stop my movie watching henceforth. He was in it with that Streep broad who always looks like she is smelling shit.

How those two idiots ever ended up on the silver screen and me watching both is a deep, dark mystery to me.

I think one of my lady friends is to blame.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 25, 2022 08:39 PM (R/m4+)

67
Just finished my umpteenth viewing of Dr. Strange. Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One is growing on me as time passes.

She's an odd duck, but I'm having 2nd thoughts about her not being right for the role.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at June 25, 2022 08:40 PM (BgMrQ)

68 In my opinion B sides often are better than the A side. Kind of akin to the best songs on any album are the ones they never play on the radio.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 25, 2022 08:40 PM (nRt/P)

69 For about 15 years, encompassing much of the 1990s, if you wanted to rewatch Top Gun for free, all you needed to do - if you had base access - was go to the electronics department of the PX/BX, where Top Gun was shown on a loop on all the TVs being displayed.

Posted by: Cow Demon at June 25, 2022 08:41 PM (CdZ4i)

70 I admit. I like Viggo Mortensen but not in an icky way.
My chin doesn't look like his so I've covered it with hair.
Good actor.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 25, 2022 08:41 PM (anj39)

71 Hairyback Guy

It's complicated also with Steve Martin

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 25, 2022 08:41 PM (MGB5H)

72 41 What is the origin of the term "B movie?"
Posted by: Oddbob at June 25, 2022 08:25 PM (nfrXX)

Think 45 records for your answer

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 08:27 PM (b9Rih)
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What the B side?

Posted by: Ciampino - is Dark Matter the old aether? at June 25, 2022 08:42 PM (qfLjt)

73 For about 15 years, encompassing much of the 1990s, if you wanted to rewatch Top Gun for free, all you needed to do - if you had base access - was go to the electronics department of the PX/BX, where Top Gun was shown on a loop on all the TVs being displayed.
Posted by: Cow Demon at June 25, 2022 08:41 PM (CdZ4i)
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I haven't seen TG 2 yet, but I did watch the original at a military base in Germany when it first came out. This was at the height of the Cold War in Grafenwoehr. As I recall the theater was quite full of soldiers...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 25, 2022 08:43 PM (K5n5d)

74 Just finished my umpteenth viewing of Dr. Strange. Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One is growing on me as time passes.

She's an odd duck, but I'm having 2nd thoughts about her not being right for the role.

Posted by: browndog

I like her as the ancient one. And just a perfect example of how you can't please the wokies. They cast her to avoid the racial stereotypes that the character carried in the comics but then they were screamed at for whitewashing. Moral of the story: fuck em

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 25, 2022 08:43 PM (MGB5H)

75 I had a cassette of the Top Gun soundtrack. I mowed the hell out of my yard listening to that.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 25, 2022 08:44 PM (anj39)

76 It's complicated also with Steve Martin
Posted by: BruceWayne at June 25, 2022 08:41 PM (MGB5H)

That was it...terrible movie. I like Steve Martin and I forgot he was even in it.

Thanks BruceWayne!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 25, 2022 08:44 PM (R/m4+)

77 As for Iron Eagle: it was great when I was 12.

I am no longer 12 and worse, I have actual experience in the AF. So yeah, to say I have issues with Iron Eagle is an understatement.

Posted by: Cow Demon at June 25, 2022 08:44 PM (CdZ4i)

78 What the B side?
Posted by: Ciampino - is Dark Matter the old aether? at June 25, 2022 08:42 PM (qfLjt

Yes . When it was coined they used to show Double Features at the movies. The A movie and the B Movie. At least that what I thought was the origin. movieque posted some different.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 08:45 PM (b9Rih)

79 I haven't seen TG 2 yet, but I did watch the original at a military base in Germany when it first came out. This was at the height of the Cold War in Grafenwoehr. As I recall the theater was quite full of soldiers...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 25, 2022 08:43 PM (K5n5d)


Spent a heck of a lot of time at Graf...3-4 weeks at a shit. Never made it into the main post area. Most spent at Camp Kasserine and up on PAP South.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 25, 2022 08:46 PM (anj39)

80 Hairyback Guy

Np! And no it was not a good movie hahah

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 25, 2022 08:47 PM (MGB5H)

81 Damn.
3-4 weeks at a shot. Shot.
Not shit. Although I have a great story about the schisameister there.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 25, 2022 08:49 PM (anj39)

82 And since I've mentioned Dr. Strange...

For those who've seen Forbidden Planet, do you notice a similarity between Walter Pidgeon as Morbius, and the later release of the comic book character of Dr. Strange.

I contend that Steve Ditko modeled Dr. Strange on Walter Pidgeon as Morbius.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at June 25, 2022 08:49 PM (BgMrQ)

83 Mentioned in a thread yesterday: I saw the black phone yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Expertly crafted and directed by derrickson the performances by ethan hawke and the kid were just great the pace just hummed along and maintained good tension throughout. Also didn't stop to explain some of the "otherworldly" things just kept moving.

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 25, 2022 08:50 PM (MGB5H)

84 52 The cronenberg film with Jeremy irons playing twins still disturbs me. But Genevieve Bunjold

Posted by: Blutarski at June 25, 2022 08:32 PM (Ufu3J)
----
Bujold?
Wasn't she in Coma with Michael Douglas?

Posted by: Ciampino - Dark Matter is the old aether at June 25, 2022 08:51 PM (qfLjt)

85 You guys are =basically= right about the analog between movies and singles, it's just a matter of who's getting screwed by whom.

On a single, the rock band is screwing the public. "Here's a good song. Also, here's a throwaway." (Counterpoint: "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields".)

On a B-movie, the studio is screwing the makers of the "A" picture by pooling their receipts with a "B" picture that they have made deliberately for that purpose.

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 08:53 PM (asXVI)

86 Watching 2000 Mules.

Posted by: Eromero at June 25, 2022 08:53 PM (0OP+5)

87 Guy I know was an extra in a TG scene (at the beach - on base at North Island in Coronado), but his scene was cut. Don't know if any of the entire scene made into the movie as I haven't seen it. He's got Hollyweird connections, and military, and small role background in other stuff, so that's why he was called. Somebody connected to production knows him.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 25, 2022 08:53 PM (OTzUX)

88 Hollyweird is now working on propaganda movies that are pro-abortion on demand and abortion as birth control now that Roe has been overturned.

-
Revolting thread in which celebrities discuss their abortions. Uma Thurman, Stevie Nicks etc.

https://bit.ly/3bvc7U3

SPOILER ALERT!!! A baby would've cramped my style and harshed my mellow so I killed it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer Of Our Discontent! at June 25, 2022 08:54 PM (FVME7)

89 Watching 2000 Mules.
Posted by: Eromero

Are ya counting them ?

Posted by: JT at June 25, 2022 08:55 PM (arJlL)

90 Bujold?
Wasn't she in Coma with Michael Douglas?
Posted by: Ciampino - Dark Matter is the old aether at June 25, 2022 08:51 PM (qfLjt)

Yes.

And an art house movie King of Hearts...she was a cutie!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at June 25, 2022 08:55 PM (BgMrQ)

91 Spent a heck of a lot of time at Graf...3-4 weeks at a shit. Never made it into the main post area. Most spent at Camp Kasserine and up on PAP South.
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So did I, we didn't see any movies. Seems like we were always in the field eating that white dust.

Posted by: dartist at June 25, 2022 08:55 PM (+ya+t)

92 Roger Corman uses an even more technical definition of "B-Movie" which I can't find but was very specifically related to WWII-era production.

And it gets murky post-war: When Herschell Gordon Lewis made "Moonshine Madness", he just needed a second feature...anything at all...to take on the road, so he gathered some old unfinished scraps Bill Rebane made and added a few extra minutes of narration to pad it out and voila: Monster A-Go-Go.

I'm not sure who was screwing whom there.

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 08:57 PM (asXVI)

93 I'm gonna fall asleep watching What's Up Doc ?

I won't be awake for the end, which contains one of the great chase scenes in filmdom, IMHO.

Posted by: JT at June 25, 2022 08:57 PM (arJlL)

94 The reviews of 2,000 Mules were brutal.

Well, I don't really know that, but I think I read that Barr dismissed the whole thing, perhaps even with a laugh.

So I guess that really doesn't tell us much.

I'd add several things to the movie, and make it first of a series, but otherwise am astonished at reactions like Barr's.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 25, 2022 09:00 PM (OTzUX)

95 Bujold was in Earthquake as Heston's mistress:
https://moviegique.com/2018/12/earthquake-1974/

And in the anti-government (!) Canadian flick, "Still Mine":
https://moviegique.com/2013/08/still-mine/

And of course, heart-stoppingly beautiful in "King of Hearts":
https://moviegique.com/2018/06/the-king-of-hearts-1966/

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 09:01 PM (asXVI)

96 Brit designer unveils Paris Fashion eco-collection covered in grass.
https://mol.im/a/10952803

Posted by: Ciampino - Dark Matter is the old aether at June 25, 2022 09:01 PM (qfLjt)

97 This dungeon crawl game is ALSO a dating sim.

You got your chocolate garlic-stuffed olives in my peanut butter!

I watched it, and now I compel others to share my pain.

https://youtu.be/wOhVJuN_3Ao

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 25, 2022 09:02 PM (ybIRR)

98 Posted by: rhomboid at June 25, 2022 09:00 PM (OTzUX)

Of course Barr or any of the other critics won't specify what is inaccurate. There are dozens of critiques of Bowling for Colombine for instance that lay out the lies or misinformation. To my knowledge I've not seen similar critiques for Conservative docs.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 09:04 PM (b9Rih)

99 Speaking of "heart-stoppingly beautiful", Lea Seydoux is naked in "Crimes of the Future" and also "The French Dispatch" and she's not unattractive with or without clothing.

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 09:05 PM (asXVI)

100 Thinking Top Gun as the sequel to Iron Eagle is much, much better than the actual sequels (yes, plural) to Iron Eagle.

Posted by: Bete at June 25, 2022 09:05 PM (a0KPx)

101 Bujold was always cute but... can't act.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 25, 2022 09:05 PM (llsW/)

102 And in the anti-government (!) Canadian flick,

-
Justin Trudeau
@JustinTrudeau
Officiel du gouvernement - Canada
The news coming out of the United States is horrific. My heart goes out to the millions of American women who are now set to lose their legal right to an abortion. I can't imagine the fear and anger you are feeling right now.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer Of Our Discontent! at June 25, 2022 09:06 PM (FVME7)

103 >>Bujold was always cute but... can't act.

SHE'S AN ACTRESS?!?!

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 09:06 PM (asXVI)

104 Srsly, tho', if you read my "Still Mine" review, you'll see that she never made an impression on me until that film. I think she did amazingly in it.

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 09:08 PM (asXVI)

105 100 Thinking Top Gun as the sequel to Iron Eagle is much, much better than the actual sequels (yes, plural) to Iron Eagle.
========
As someone who watched Iron Eagle sequels 2-4, I 100% agree.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 25, 2022 09:08 PM (W+kMI)

106 Justin Trudeau can suck my dick, eh.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 09:09 PM (u73oe)

107 I really liked "King of Hearts". A heart-warming movie.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 25, 2022 09:11 PM (u82oZ)

108 Speaking of movies, Canada legalizes abortion at all stages of pregnancy regardless of the reason and their national health care pays for it.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 09:12 PM (b9Rih)

109 Duke Lowell

What if all the idiots in all the villages left their villages and formed their own village of idiots? In that concentrated village of idiots, PM Justin Trudeau would be the village idiot.

He does not know what the overturn of RvW really means. He is poorly briefed.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 25, 2022 09:12 PM (u82oZ)

110 After 'Lightyear' Bombs, Disney Quietly Cancels Their Upcoming Movie 'Brokeback Woody'

From the Bee.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer Of Our Discontent! at June 25, 2022 09:12 PM (FVME7)

111 97 This dungeon crawl game is ALSO a dating sim.
You got your chocolate garlic-stuffed olives in my peanut butter!
I watched it, and now I compel others to share my pain.
https://youtu.be/wOhVJuN_3Ao
=======
It's an otome game dungeon crawler, yes. Your chosen heroine(s) can date four polymorphing dudes, one chick, and one cat. Looks badass, but probably not meant for me, who has 414 ship waifus in the Azur Lane collection.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 25, 2022 09:13 PM (W+kMI)

112 Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer Of Our Discontent!

Look to the Bee for Alternate Universe President Trump 2nd Term headlines. If only.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 25, 2022 09:14 PM (u82oZ)

113 106 Justin Trudeau can suck my dick, eh.
------
Careful now, he might think that was an offer.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 25, 2022 09:14 PM (W+kMI)

114 I watched it, and now I compel others to share my pain.

https://youtu.be/wOhVJuN_3Ao
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 25, 2022 09:02 PM (ybIRR)

This is . . . disturbing.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 25, 2022 09:14 PM (KFhLj)

115 After 'Lightyear' Bombs, Disney Quietly Cancels Their Upcoming Movie 'Brokeback Woody'

From the Bee.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer Of Our Discontent! at June 25, 2022 09:12 PM (FVME7)

It works because he's a Cowboy. I had to think for a second.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 09:14 PM (b9Rih)

116 How about a movie less than 30 seconds? Yeah it's mine.

https://tinyurl.com/2p9f7hv2

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 25, 2022 09:15 PM (m0zqP)

117 Justin Trudeau
@JustinTrudeau
Officiel du gouvernement - Canada
The news coming out of the United States is horrific. My heart goes out to the millions of American women who are now set to lose their legal right to an abortion. I can't imagine the fear and anger you are feeling right now.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer Of Our Discontent! at June 25, 2022 09:06 PM (FVME7)
----
The balls of that freak after demanding that truckers get vaxxed or else, and you know some of those truckers are women. Also why is it a legal right? My opinion? It's as legal as my right to get rid of Turdeau with extreme prejudice. Kill one or the other, killing is killing. (PS spelt on purpose)

Posted by: Ciampino - Dark Matter is the old aether at June 25, 2022 09:15 PM (qfLjt)

118 This is the best action movie review, ever. It might be the best review of any type of movie, ever.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLCWdy4ejLY

Posted by: exdem13 at June 25, 2022 09:17 PM (W+kMI)

119 Wife and the girls went to an anime movie today, I did not partake.

Finished "The Offer" series last week. I liked it, behind the scenes of how "The Godfather" got made. And barely.

I really want some huevos rancheros right now. And some kind of orange juice/jalepeno drink that I don't think has been invented yet. But that's my problem, not a movie.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 25, 2022 09:17 PM (8GBH4)

120

Take off to the Great White North
Take off, it's a beauty way to go

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 25, 2022 09:17 PM (63Dwl)

121 https://tinyurl.com/2p9f7hv2

I laughed. I cried. It became a part of me.

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 09:18 PM (asXVI)

122 BeckoningChasm pretty neat, how long does it take to make that?

Posted by: Skip at June 25, 2022 09:18 PM (2JoB8)

123 It works because he's a Cowboy. I had to think for a second.

"There's a snake in my booty!"

Posted by: Oddbob at June 25, 2022 09:18 PM (nfrXX)

124 was just reading soemthing and it said Christian Bale's mom is

Gloria Steinhem

Posted by: REDACTED at June 25, 2022 09:19 PM (us2H3)

125 After 'Lightyear' Bombs, Disney Quietly Cancels Their Upcoming Movie 'Brokeback Woody'

From the Bee.


Guess that means "Sodomizing Snow White", the story of a girl, a strapon, and 7 butt hurt dwarves, isn't going to get made either.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 25, 2022 09:21 PM (Bd6X8)

126 Loved the story of Hugh Glass the mountain man in Man in the Wilderness. I think it came out a year or so before Jeremiah Johnson. Stoked, I couldn't wait to get back in the woods somewhere.

Posted by: dartist at June 25, 2022 09:22 PM (+ya+t)

127 After 'Lightyear' Bombs, Disney Quietly Cancels Their Upcoming Movie 'Brokeback Woody'

From the Bee.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer Of Our Discontent! at June 25, 2022 09:12 PM (FVME7)

It works because he's a Cowboy. I had to think for a second.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 09:14 PM (b9Rih)
***
It sure changes the meaning to "You Got A Friend In Me."

Posted by: Diogenes at June 25, 2022 09:22 PM (anj39)

128 Tonight's "Noir Alley" on TCM sounds good: Broderick Crawford is a detective landed with three cold cases.

Posted by: sal at June 25, 2022 09:23 PM (y40tE)

129 Lots of outgoing artillery here, no counter battery fire yet

Posted by: Skip at June 25, 2022 09:24 PM (2JoB8)

130 B movies were mostly low budget, like what we would now call independent.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 25, 2022 09:24 PM (jTmQV)

131 127 After 'Lightyear' Bombs, Disney Quietly Cancels Their Upcoming Movie 'Brokeback Woody'

From the Bee.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer Of Our Discontent! at June 25, 2022 09:12 PM (FVME7)

It works because he's a Cowboy. I had to think for a second.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 09:14 PM (b9Rih)
***
It sure changes the meaning to "You Got A Friend In Me."
Posted by: Diogenes

I love this place.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 25, 2022 09:25 PM (U2p+3)

132 Loved the story of Hugh Glass the mountain man in Man in the Wilderness. I think it came out a year or so before Jeremiah Johnson. Stoked, I couldn't wait to get back in the woods somewhere.
Posted by: dartist at June 25, 2022 09:22 PM (

Yes two of my favorite. And though it got bad reviews I liked the Charlton Heston Brian Kieth movie , Mountain Men.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 09:25 PM (b9Rih)

133 Keith Olbermann is a twat.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 25, 2022 09:26 PM (Ynyl9)

134 125 After 'Lightyear' Bombs, Disney Quietly Cancels Their Upcoming Movie 'Brokeback Woody'

From the Bee.

Guess that means "Sodomizing Snow White", the story of a girl, a strapon, and 7 butt hurt dwarves, isn't going to get made either.
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Hey, Disney has ripped off or re-treaded everything except Tijuana bibles, might as well get them too.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 25, 2022 09:26 PM (W+kMI)

135 @121 LOL

@122 Longer than you might think. There are a LOT of notions that are attempted and discarded, and each takes experimentation to determine if they work or not.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 25, 2022 09:28 PM (m0zqP)

136 Skip

You are repairing Ukraine?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 25, 2022 09:29 PM (u82oZ)

137 Guess that means "Sodomizing Snow White", the story of a girl, a strapon, and 7 butt hurt dwarves, isn't going to get made either.

***

Snow White and the Seven Pedos

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 25, 2022 09:29 PM (kf6Ak)

138 Yes two of my favorite. And though it got bad reviews I liked the Charlton Heston Brian Kieth movie , Mountain Men.
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Thanks, I'll check it out.

Posted by: dartist at June 25, 2022 09:30 PM (+ya+t)

139 133 Keith Olbermann is a twat.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 25, 2022 09:26 PM (Ynyl9)

Another day ending in "y"...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at June 25, 2022 09:30 PM (BgMrQ)

140 Double Insideofme

Posted by: REDACTED at June 25, 2022 09:30 PM (us2H3)

141 BeckoningChasm

Your short defines the phrase "Time to go."

Pressure at depths and cracked glass is a bad combo.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 25, 2022 09:30 PM (u82oZ)

142 I tried to get the lovely and occasionally adventurous Mrs naturalfake to watch either -

Crimes of the Future
or
Mad God

but, it's her turn to pick something and she wanted a girly movie so we're watching "Marry Me".

*sigh*

Posted by: naturalfake at June 25, 2022 09:31 PM (5NkmN)

143 How about a movie less than 30 seconds? Yeah it's mine.


Interesting. But it didn't have the witty repartee and depth of acting as "Hence".

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 25, 2022 09:31 PM (8GBH4)

144 coming soon: "Brokeback Maddow"

the story of... well, nothing really. Try to feel sorry for the billy goat.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 25, 2022 09:31 PM (Ynyl9)

145 but, it's her turn to pick something and she wanted a girly movie so we're watching "Marry Me".

*sigh*

Posted by: naturalfake at June 25, 2022 09:31 PM (5NkmN)

My GF would take zombie over girly every time.

Posted by: redchief at June 25, 2022 09:31 PM (Hl9gr)

146 re 139: he gets a pass on Feb 29. Free drink with a double order of Navarro and chips.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 25, 2022 09:33 PM (Ynyl9)

147 Our checkbox press secretary.

Jordan Fabian
@Jordanfabian
Q Will the president dedicate travel to the abortion issue to reach out to young ppl and women who are angry?

@PressSec: "I don't have anything to read out to you specifically on a strategy -- a strategic strategy -- around the decision that was made by the Court yesterday"

-
Stategic strategies are the best kind.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer Of Our Discontent! at June 25, 2022 09:34 PM (FVME7)

148 if Keith Olberman had a hammer, he'd hammer in the mooring

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 25, 2022 09:35 PM (Ynyl9)

149 ||was just reading soemthing and it said Christian Bale's mom is

Gloria Steinhem
Posted by: REDACTED at June 25, 2022 09:19 PM (us2H3)||

In the words of Abraham Lincoln, don't believe everything you read on the Internet.

||B movies were mostly low budget, like what we would now call independent.

They were low budget but they were explicitly NOT independent. That may be Corman's reasoning as to why he didn't make B pictures, since his movies did not fill the role the "real" B movies did, to wit, siphoning cash from "A" movies.

He just made cheap movies.

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 09:36 PM (asXVI)

150 did everyone go to sleep early tonight? All worn out from people explaining how Clarence Thomas caused the baby tampon shortage?

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 25, 2022 09:36 PM (Ynyl9)

151 Canada.

Where nothing of importance ever happens.

Which is why their PM messages things like a teenage girl about a country she doesn't live in.

Grow up Justine.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 25, 2022 09:37 PM (R/m4+)

152 Just wondering if anybody Watched the movie BULL, I know I recommended it here. I thought it was a really good revenge movie and the Lead actor did an excellent job, All the actors did a good job. No SJW crap just a good story

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 25, 2022 09:37 PM (2qP/b)

153 mallfly the Peach of Hoboken

Practice makes pregnant?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 25, 2022 09:37 PM (u82oZ)

154 What's red with seven dents?

Posted by: Just the Setup at June 25, 2022 09:37 PM (bW8dp)

155 142 ....but, it's her turn to pick something and she wanted a girly movie so we're watching "Marry Me".

*sigh*
Posted by: naturalfake at June 25, 2022 09:31 PM (5NkmN)
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BWAhahaha!

*returns to watching "Mad God"*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 25, 2022 09:38 PM (Dc2NZ)

156 Yeah, it's definitely a slow night.

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 09:38 PM (asXVI)

157 To be fair, this isn't a movie for popcorn and cuddling on the sofa.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 25, 2022 09:38 PM (Dc2NZ)

158 re 149: Three Stooges movies, especially the ones from the 1950s, were cheap but Columbia Pictures was hardly an independent production company. Just a cheap one.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 25, 2022 09:38 PM (Ynyl9)

159 @141 - yeah, that was kind of the idea. Thanks!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 25, 2022 09:38 PM (m0zqP)

160 If Disney remakes Sleeping Beauty, Bill Cosby could play the transgender witch who gives Beauty a doctored apple.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer Of Our Discontent! at June 25, 2022 09:39 PM (FVME7)

161 BWAhahaha!

*returns to watching "Mad God"*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June
===
I like Eris' idea of girly movies.

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 09:39 PM (asXVI)

162
@PressSec: "I don't have anything to read out to you specifically on a strategy -- a strategic strategy -- around the decision that was made by the Court yesterday"

At least she admits not being able to give any answers to any questions unless it is written down on one of her many papers she leafs through.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 25, 2022 09:39 PM (63Dwl)

163 I definitely think the Face in that short should return. Who knows where? Not me.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 25, 2022 09:40 PM (m0zqP)

164 Hairyback Guy

Canada, with extensive potash holdings, is helping fight world hunger. The world needs fertilizer.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 25, 2022 09:40 PM (u82oZ)

165 I like Eris' idea of girly movies.
Posted by: moviegique

Agreed

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 25, 2022 09:40 PM (MGB5H)

166 Watching "The Intouchables". A truly delightful movie.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 25, 2022 09:40 PM (8nhjD)

167 Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 25, 2022 09:37 PM (2qP/b)

No but I'm going to put it on my list.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 09:41 PM (b9Rih)

168 Hairyback Guy

Canada, with extensive potash holdings, is helping fight world hunger. The world needs fertilizer.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 25, 2022 09:40 PM (u82oZ)

You mean they're not giving it all to China?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 09:42 PM (b9Rih)

169 Thanks for the review of "TG2". I'd been thinking about going, but then I sat down and watched "TG", and thought it was terrible: dull script, the leads had zero chemistry, and the young Tom Cruise couldn't act worth a lick (not that the script gave him much to work with). And I *hated* the music. "Hot Shots", which parodies "TG", is a much better movie. But maybe I'll catch "TG2" after all; I could use some airplane porn.

Posted by: Nemo at June 25, 2022 09:43 PM (S6ArX)

170 Canada's two biggest stars are still Terrance and Philip.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 25, 2022 09:43 PM (Ynyl9)

171 Anti doesn't matter

To the highest bidder. Trudeau probably does not know this.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 25, 2022 09:44 PM (u82oZ)

172 moviegique,

If you have Shudder, give "The Sadness" a look.

It's a zombie movie variation. Except instead of the dead rising, it's a virus that causes people to become violent sadistic murderers.

The plot is basically a guy looking to rescue his girlfriend as the city collapses into chaos. Simple.

What makes this movie exceptional is the excellent direction and insane violent visuals the director cooks up with practical effects. This is a guy with a vision. You may not like his vision but it's compelling as hell.

The ending is also superb and well-thought out. And in it's own way very very sad.

This is a director you will hear about in the future.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 25, 2022 09:44 PM (5NkmN)

173 Canada's two biggest stars are still Terrance and Philip.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 25, 2022 09:43 PM (Ynyl9)

Hey! In Canada, I'm a God!

Posted by: Andy Kim at June 25, 2022 09:44 PM (R/m4+)

174 Hot Shots and Hot Shots Part Deux were both extremely funny.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 25, 2022 09:46 PM (u82oZ)

175 this guy?

Andy Kim represents the Third Congressional District of New Jersey

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 25, 2022 09:47 PM (Ynyl9)

176 ||Watching "The Intouchables". A truly delightful movie.

One of the best of 2012:
https://moviegique.com/2012/08/the-intouchables/

||and the young Tom Cruise couldn't act worth a lick (not that the script gave him much to work with)

The issue I had with the opening bits of the movie is that the older actors are just running circles around the young ones, acting-wise. Cruise is 35 years better as an actor, and you got Connelly and Harris and even Val Kilmer without a voice delivers a hell of a performance.

And then I realized, by the end of the movie, "Oh, that's deliberate. They're callow, arrogant SOBs like the pilots in the first movie, and now they've learned a little something."

I mean, seriously, it's not even close. IMDB has it in the top #50 all time movies, which is a bit much but the original isn't in the top 1000.

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 09:47 PM (asXVI)

177 Justin Trudeau
@JustinTrudeau
Officiel du gouvernement - Canada
The news coming out of the United States is horrific. My heart goes out to the millions of American women who are now set to lose their legal right to an abortion. I can't imagine the fear and anger you are feeling right now.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer Of Our Discontent! at June 25, 2022 09:06 PM (FVME7)

America's hat has become a propeller beanie.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 25, 2022 09:47 PM (VwHCD)

178 What's red with seven dents?

A 16 year old's car daddy just bought them when it gets home from the dealership?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 25, 2022 09:48 PM (Bd6X8)

179 naturalfake--

Will do! I've been eyeing it, but I don't usually watch movies at home ('cept Joe Bob and MST3K). I'll see if I can't scope out 90 minutes or so.

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 09:48 PM (asXVI)

180 ok, I'm all... nah, you guys might not get the joke.

I'm out. Night all.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 25, 2022 09:48 PM (Ynyl9)

181 My GF would take zombie over girly every time.
Posted by: redchief at June 25, 2022 09:31 PM (Hl9gr)


To be fair, Mrs naturalfake will watch pretty much any movie I want to watch, but occasionally she wants a girly flick,

so girly it is tonight.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 25, 2022 09:49 PM (5NkmN)

182 oh, and Keith Olbermann doesn't worry about zombies, because he has no brains.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 25, 2022 09:50 PM (Ynyl9)

183 Posted by: naturalfake at June 25, 2022 09:49 PM (5NkmN)

Next time she wants a girly flick recommend A Walk in the Clouds.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 09:51 PM (b9Rih)

184 ||ok, I'm all... nah, you guys might not get the joke.

All...? Out of love? Right? Together now? In all just another brick in the wall?

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 09:51 PM (asXVI)

185 The Sadness

Korean Movie so I am SOLD, they make some good movies, If you Like that type of movie try DARK HOLE which has the same premise, A dark mist that anybody inhales causes them to see their most hated person which causes them to Kill them.

Montrous A giant Buddha statue is found and they release a evil that causes people to Kill each other.

Both are series.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 25, 2022 09:51 PM (2qP/b)

186 re 184: a reference to Mayor Pete that some people might find offensive.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 25, 2022 09:52 PM (Ynyl9)

187 My heart goes out to the millions of American women who are now set to lose their legal right to an abortion.
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Hold it...was there ever a legal 'right' to an abortion? Will any 'reporter' ask Trudeau that question?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 25, 2022 09:53 PM (kKXQR)

188 re 184: a reference to Mayor Pete that some people might find offensive.

I find Mayor Pete offensive.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 25, 2022 09:53 PM (Bd6X8)

189

Ze ONT, she iss NOOD!!

Posted by: Zettai at June 25, 2022 09:54 PM (e6EtB)

190 Posted by: naturalfake at June 25, 2022 09:49 PM (5NkmN)

Next time she wants a girly flick recommend A Walk in the Clouds.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 09:51 PM (b9Rih)


Will do.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 25, 2022 09:55 PM (5NkmN)

191 Good night, everybody!

Posted by: moviegique at June 25, 2022 09:56 PM (asXVI)

192 Australia is set for rolling blackouts in five states. And their new PM is an idiot Lefty socialist. It's not looking good.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 25, 2022 09:56 PM (YynYJ)

193 Next time she wants a girly flick recommend A Walk in the Clouds.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 09:51 PM (b9Rih)

*checks man card is still in wallet**

Keanu Reeves is a very good actor.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 25, 2022 09:57 PM (anj39)

194 99 Speaking of "heart-stoppingly beautiful", Lea Seydoux is naked in "Crimes of the Future" and also "The French Dispatch"

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You know she full on bangs a girl for 9 straight minutes in "blue is the warmest color" right?

Posted by: Who is Brandon Galt? at June 25, 2022 10:20 PM (ivJ9o)

195 187 My heart goes out to the millions of American women who are now set to lose their legal right to an abortion.
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Hold it...was there ever a legal 'right' to an abortion? Will any 'reporter' ask Trudeau that question?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 25, 2022 09:53 PM (kKXQR)

Yeah, says the guy who is busy taking rights away from Canadian citizens.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 25, 2022 10:30 PM (oHd/0)

196 187: PM Pretty Boy is in office because Canadians are unfit to be free and are incapable of self government. He clearly does not understand how government works in this country. More importantly, doesn’t he has enormous problems to contend with in Canada? What the hell is he doing commenting on U.S. SCOTUS decisions?

Posted by: Cow Demon at June 25, 2022 10:54 PM (OZwkV)

197 192: Australians are likewise unfit to be free and are incapable of self government.

Posted by: Cow Demon at June 25, 2022 10:56 PM (lE1L7)

198 I think Cronenberg is brilliant. He's so brilliant I can't watch his films because they disturb me too much. (Same with Polanski's Rosemary's Baby, even though it has John Cassavetes doing a great job as usual). Somethings I just know to stay away from for my own mental equilibrium.

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