General Film Talk Thread

Discussion in 'BS Forum' started by The Dark Knight, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. Cman65

    Cman65 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    27,934
    Likes Received:
    16,311
    Going to the movies today to see the 2020 version of Universal Soldier aka: Bloodshot. Checked with the local theatre and they're limiting seating to 50% capacity. #Fearless.
     
    The Dark Knight likes this.
  2. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    Messages:
    11,154
    Likes Received:
    4,410
    'Thoroughbreds'. I saw it a couple of months ago, and I really liked it. Black comedy/thriller. Two exorbitantly, incredibly rich young girls, who are so rich that their they're bored shitless, plot to murder one of the pair's evil stepfather. He's such a fucking piece of shit that you almost find yourself egging them on.



    They do it.

    The one portrayed as the disconnected psycho isn't really the disconnected psycho.

    It made me sad to see Anton Yelchin. He was right on the cusp of really breaking through. Good acting chops cut short way too soon. What a freakish and horrible way to die. Poor bastard.
     
    The Dark Knight likes this.
  3. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    23,857
    Likes Received:
    7,739
    I thought the trailer looked good, but I heard it was bad. What did you think?
    Yeah, Anton was great. I enjoyed Thoroughbreds. I like Olivia Cooke. She was Emma on Bates Motel. Anya Taylor Joy is always wonderful too.
     
  4. Cman65

    Cman65 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    27,934
    Likes Received:
    16,311
    If you like your movies CGI heavy, this one should be on your list. Started off as a Universal Soldier knockoff but then the plot took a different path. It's a pretty typical Vin Diesel movie. One hot dame and generic bad guys fill out the cast. Lots of Brits again as all of it was made offshore. Tax thing maybe but I'm noticing that more often than not. All in all, I liked it. Mostly because of the CGI and tech. Vin Diesel's acting limitations were on display as he's kinda locked into his F&F character just with different names. Movie theatre had a 1/2 full capacity limit which made for choice seating. Kinda reminded me a lil bit of "Ghost in the machine" because of the CGI and Tech.
     
    The Dark Knight likes this.
  5. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    23,857
    Likes Received:
    7,739
    Black Widow delayed from it's May 1st release date...........so this is not going away any time soon. :(

    Many movie theaters are closed for the foreseeable future.

    If you are home and quarantined like many of us, what films or shows do you recommend to watch?
     
  6. phubbadaman

    phubbadaman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Messages:
    2,283
    Likes Received:
    596
    Movies I'll make my kids (8 and 6) watch if they drive me too crazy

    Rewatch MCU
    LOTR Extended Edition
    Star Wars (original trilogy only)
    Indiana Jones (trilogy only)
    Old films on Disney+ like Bedknobs and Broomsticks
     
    stinkyB and The Dark Knight like this.
  7. Cman65

    Cman65 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    27,934
    Likes Received:
    16,311
    This is the dawn of the Streaming Age. You're gonna have to bite the bullet and get one of the various services.. I have both Amazon Prime and Netflix.
     
    The Dark Knight likes this.
  8. stinkyB

    stinkyB 2009 Best Avatar Award Winner

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    8,702
    Likes Received:
    4,719
    Get the VHS cleaned off and warmed up.... "Dad... WHATS THAT?!?!"
     
    Cman65 and The Dark Knight like this.
  9. Cman65

    Cman65 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    27,934
    Likes Received:
    16,311
    Nothing like 480i resolution to bring back memories of the Golden Age of Analog.
     
  10. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    23,857
    Likes Received:
    7,739
    Wonder Woman 1984 moved from June 5th to August 14th. Not too bad of a delay.
     
  11. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    23,857
    Likes Received:
    7,739
    The Shawshank Redemption. I watched it for the first time last night. Amazing. Get busy living or get busy dying.
     
    KWJetsFan likes this.
  12. Dierking

    Dierking Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    11,358
    Likes Received:
    8,215
    I was unaware you were a lesbian.
     
  13. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    23,857
    Likes Received:
    7,739
    I do love the ladies! :cool:
     
  14. KWJetsFan

    KWJetsFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    11,621
    Likes Received:
    1,480
    Wait......did you really just see it for the first time?
     
  15. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    23,857
    Likes Received:
    7,739
    I know. I just never got around to seeing it. Maybe I saw it at the right time though, as it's message of hope was nice to see in these times! :)
     
    MoWilkBeast and KWJetsFan like this.
  16. KWJetsFan

    KWJetsFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    11,621
    Likes Received:
    1,480
    You seem like a Dude who enjoys good films. It's one of my personal favorites and is almost universally liked. I thought maybe you were being facetious.
    Glad you finally saw it. And yeah, the timing may have been perfect.
     
  17. Savatage

    Savatage Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2013
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    61
    I watched "The Platform" on Netflix last night. Bizarre, weird, gross, and somehow, it kept me somewhat entertained.
     
    IDFjet and The Dark Knight like this.
  18. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    Messages:
    11,154
    Likes Received:
    4,410
    Flicking the channels aimlessly, I came across the re-make of 'The Mummy' with Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe. I had heard it was terrible, but Holy Hell, what a pile of shit. It's hilariously bad, but not nearly bad enough to be good.

    Just now on commercial break was an announcement: viewer discretion advised. What they left out is that viewer discretion is advised because it SUCKS so much! Don't do it! This is a PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!
     
    The Dark Knight likes this.
  19. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    23,857
    Likes Received:
    7,739
    Yeah, that was bad. I actually saw it in theaters for free, but they say time is money, so I lost big time that day! :D
     
  20. Cman65

    Cman65 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    27,934
    Likes Received:
    16,311
    Amazing how all these movies suddenly are available for streaming. Confirms that when these movies are released to theaters, there's hundreds of storage servers and warehouses of DVD's full of these movies waiting to be released. You're looking at the dawn of the Streaming Age and unfortunately, the inevitable death of the public movie theater. Learn how to pop corn in your home, get broadband and buy a big assed 4K TV. :)
     

Share This Page