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  • CheaterMichael
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    Odd to see love for True Stories. I wonder what the average American who didn’t know who David Byrne was felt after leaving the theatre post seeing that.

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  • General_Grantlocks
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    I may have mentioned this previously, but the first time I watched Grave of the Fireflies, I got really stoned thinking, let's get high and watch some trippy anime...and that was a baaaad idea.

    Still love the movie despite that.
    Last edited by General_Grantlocks; Today, 03:22 PM.

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  • worldofx
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    So I've spent the last 10 weeks going through the 1980s. Spent a week on each year covering all my blind spots or re-watching things I haven't seen in 15+ years.

    I'll link each year below along with my all-decade personal ballot.

    1980
    1981
    1982
    1983
    1984
    1985
    1986
    1987
    1988
    1989


    1980s
    (* - winner)


    Picture
    Amadeus
    Body Double
    Broadcast News
    Do the Right Thing
    A Fish Called Wanda
    Grave of the Fireflies
    Paris, Texas *
    The Plague Dogs
    Raging Bull
    Ran
    Stalker
    True Stories

    Director
    Spike Lee, Do the Right Thing
    Wim Wenders, Paris, Texas
    Martin Scorsese, Raging Bull
    Akira Kurosawa, Ran *
    Andrei Tarkovsky, Stalker
    David Byrne, True Stories

    Lead Actor
    F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus
    Jeremy Irons, Dead Ringers
    Jeff Bridges, The Fabulous Baker Boys
    Harry Dean Stanton, Paris, Texas
    Robert De Niro, Raging Bull *
    Tatsuya Nakadai, Ran

    Lead Actress
    Holly Hunter, Broadcast News *
    Michelle Pfeiffer, The Fabulous Baker Boys
    Marie Rivière, The Green Ray
    Michelle Pfeiffer, Married to the Mob
    Diane Keaton, Reds
    Debra Winger, Terms of Endearment

    Supporting Actor
    Dennis Hopper, Blue Velvet
    Albert Brooks, Broadcast News
    Jan Malmsjö, Fanny and Alexander
    Kevin Kline, A Fish Called Wanda *
    Maurice Pialat, À Nos Amours
    Jack Nicholson, Reds

    Supporting Actress
    Melanie Griffith, Body Double
    Icíar Bollaín, El Sur
    Dianne Wiest, Hannah and Her Sisters
    Nastassja Kinski, Paris, Texas *
    Cora Miao, The Terrorizers
    Colleen Camp, They All Laughed

    Original Screenplay
    Brian De Palma & Robert J. Avrech, Body Double
    James L. Brooks, Broadcast News *
    Spike Lee, Do the Right Thing
    John Cleese & Charles Crichton, A Fish Called Wanda
    Albert Brooks & Monica Johnson, Modern Romance
    Stephen Tobolowsky, Beth Henley & David Byrne, True Stories

    Adapted Screenplay
    Jim Abrahams, David & Jerry Zucker, Airplane!
    Peter Shaffer, Amadeus
    Jacques Prévert & Paul Grimault, The King and the Mockingbird
    Sam Shepard, Paris, Texas *
    Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni & Masato Ide, Ran
    Eric Bogosian & Oliver Stone, Talk Radio

    -----

    Film Editing
    After Hours
    Paris, Texas
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Raging Bull
    Ran
    The Terrorizers *

    Cinematography
    Blade Runner
    Desert Hearts
    Heaven's Gate
    Paris, Texas *
    Ran
    Stalker

    Production Design
    Amadeus
    Blade Runner *
    Fanny and Alexander
    The King and the Mockingbird
    Once Upon a Time in America
    Ran

    Costume Design
    Amadeus *
    The Draughtsman's Contract
    Fanny and Alexander
    Married to the Mob
    Ran
    True Stories

    Makeup & Hair
    Amadeus *
    An American Werewolf in London
    Come and See
    The Elephant Man
    The Fly
    Ran

    Original Music
    Body Double
    A Fish Called Wanda
    The Mission *
    Once Upon a Time in America
    Paris, Texas
    The Untouchables

    Sound
    Blade Runner
    Blow Out
    Blue Velvet
    Come and See *
    Raging Bull
    Stalker

    Visual Effects
    Aliens
    Blade Runner
    The Empire Strikes Back
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    The Thing
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit *

    Foreign Language Film
    Au Revoir les Enfants
    El Sur
    Grave of the Fireflies
    The King and the Mockingbird
    Ran *
    Stalker

    Animated Film
    Castle in the Sky
    Gauche the Cellist
    Grave of the Fireflies *
    The King and the Mockingbird
    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
    The Plague Dogs
    Last edited by worldofx; Yesterday, 10:57 PM.

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  • riker7
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    Gringo (on Prime) was surprisingly good. I particularly enjoyed Sharlto Copley.

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  • riker7
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    That movie was not worth a multi-post discussion.

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  • Foster4Prez
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    Originally posted by DSMoneypit View Post

    Not Safe For Work!
    Savai trying to steal the kid from people he hired to get the kid; because his boss was gonna kill his family if his boss's son was found and brought home. For him to do what he did wasn't practical. Why's he trying to take the kid from the company? Because he doesn't trust them to bring him the kid. Because he's greedy and doesn't want to pay. Neither option really justifies his actions putting the kid in more danger, and by proxy, his family. They also never really addressed why he did it.
    Not Safe For Work!
    You must have missed the critical scene where he discussed with his wife that he didn't have the manpower or money to hire the manpower to take the kid back. And then said that he thinks he has a plan. His plan all along was to let the company get the kid to the boat, kill the company, and get the kid out himself. It was his only choice to save his own kid. he couldn't get the kid without help and he couldn't afford help. So he had to double cross. At the end, he had to team up just to save the kid at all.

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  • DSMoneypit
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    Originally posted by Foster4Prez View Post

    What plot hole in the double cross?
    Not Safe For Work!
    Savai trying to steal the kid from people he hired to get the kid; because his boss was gonna kill his family if his boss's son was found and brought home. For him to do what he did wasn't practical. Why's he trying to take the kid from the company? Because he doesn't trust them to bring him the kid. Because he's greedy and doesn't want to pay. Neither option really justifies his actions putting the kid in more danger, and by proxy, his family. They also never really addressed why he did it.

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  • tOSUfanboi2
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    Originally posted by Fresneck View Post
    Blade Runner 2049

    If anyone out there hasn’t seen this movie, let me save you some trouble: Watch Ghost in the Shell instead (the anime obviously, not that live action bullshit) and don’t waste your time. If that gets your dick hard, watch stand alone complex and bring plenty of tissues. For jizz of course, not crying.

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  • Foster4Prez
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    Originally posted by DSMoneypit View Post
    I just couldn't get past the huge glaring plot hole of the double cross. The action, especially the effects were incredibly well done. But that double cross, eh...I think they could have taken some effort to make a decent story.
    What plot hole in the double cross?

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  • DSMoneypit
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    Originally posted by Fresneck View Post

    it has some of the best camera work in any action flick. That alone makes it worthwhile...The plot is cliche and Truly-drinking basic, but Thor is a badass, and all the single-shot sequences are worthy of two hours.
    I just couldn't get past the huge glaring plot hole of the double cross. The action, especially the effects were incredibly well done. But that double cross, eh...I think they could have taken some effort to make a decent story.

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  • Foster4Prez
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    Originally posted by Fresneck View Post
    it has some of the best camera work in any action flick. That alone makes it worthwhile...The plot is cliche and Truly-drinking basic, but Thor is a badass, and all the single-shot sequences are worthy of two hours.
    This was pretty much my takeaway as well.

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  • Fresneck
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    Originally posted by DSMoneypit View Post
    I saw Extraction on Netflix. I don't really recommend it unless you just want to watch a mostly senseless violent movie with little plot direction or continuity. Actually, the whole plot is just stupid. The action is good though.
    it has some of the best camera work in any action flick. That alone makes it worthwhile...The plot is cliche and Truly-drinking basic, but Thor is a badass, and all the single-shot sequences are worthy of two hours.

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  • DSMoneypit
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    I saw Extraction on Netflix. I don't really recommend it unless you just want to watch a mostly senseless violent movie with little plot direction or continuity. Actually, the whole plot is just stupid. The action is good though.

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  • CheaterMichael
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    Summer Rental is on. I forgot Andy from the Goonies was in this. Odd movie. John Candy rather go sailing with an odd bar owner than hang with his family. His wife begins hanging out with a single guy with a son who hangs out with his daughter. I think they were swingers.

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  • CheaterMichael
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    Originally posted by Fresneck View Post

    It still felt fascinating to me when I watched the other day.
    I saw about 5 minutes of the Johnny Deep version and turned it off. Most all remakes shouldn’t have been made but Wonka is in a different spectrum.

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