What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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July 22nd, 2022 at 9:24:07 AM permalink
ams288
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Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us are two of my favorite “horror” movies of the past decade (not sure I’d qualify Get Out as horror though).

So I was EXTREMELY excited for Nope.

My initial reaction was: disappointment. The biggest issue for me with it is the pacing. There are some absolutely brilliant scenes that I loved. But it feels like the movie’s momentum starts and stops a lot.

It is very clear that Peele’s inspiration was Jaws: a big summer spectacle movie with a mysterious villain you never really get a good glimpse of till late in the film. The climax of the movie feels a lot like the climax of Jaws - it’s a lot of fun, just takes forever to get there.
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July 24th, 2022 at 3:28:37 PM permalink
rxwine
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Kept thinking Warren Beaty looked odd in a1962 movie with Kirk Douglas, until I finally figured out it was a young George Hamilton.
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July 24th, 2022 at 3:55:20 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: rxwine
Kept thinking Warren Beaty looked odd in a 1962 movie with Kirk Douglas, until I finally figured out it was a young George Hamilton.


Warren Beatty's film debut was "Splendor in the Grass" released on October 10, 1961 where he played opposite Natalie Wood. The film you are talking about was released only 45 weeks later.

Beatty's film in 1962 was All Fall Down.



O pellirossa - Renato Carosone one of the more talented Italian musicians of the 1950s and 1960s. This song was in the movie.


Renato is more famous for this comic jazz song making fun of young Italian men in the 1950s who aspired to be like American playboys, but had to borrow money from their mother to buy American cigarettes.
July 24th, 2022 at 6:33:25 PM permalink
missedhervee
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"Okja" about a GMO pig.

Really.
August 5th, 2022 at 11:26:24 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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Politics! Imagine any other activity where it is OK to openly obsess over race and ethnicity
August 5th, 2022 at 3:32:06 PM permalink
DRich
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I recently watched a movie called "Blood Sucking Freaks". I would classify it as a 1970's Sexploitation film. It was about as bad as possible.

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August 5th, 2022 at 7:12:22 PM permalink
ams288
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lol…. Movies made by Troma are for a very specific audience.
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August 6th, 2022 at 5:26:10 AM permalink
DRich
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Quote: ams288

lol…. Movies made by Troma are for a very specific audience.


I have never heard of Troma. How would you describe their audience?
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August 6th, 2022 at 8:59:32 AM permalink
ams288
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I have never heard of Troma. How would you describe their audience?


Horror fans who don’t really care about production value or a coherent story, and are more interested in over the top sex and gore. The more shocking the better.

I’ve only ever seen one or two Troma movies. I think “The Toxic Avenger” is their most famous movie series.
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August 6th, 2022 at 11:16:45 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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I have never heard of Troma. How would you describe their audience?


Troma Entertainment has its own streaming service called "Troma Now" for $50/year. Founded in 1974, Troma has produced, acquired and distributed over 1,000 independent films .The company produces low-budget independent films, primarily of the horror comedy genre. Many of them play on 1950s horror with elements of farce, parody, gore and splatter.

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