Last movie you watched



  • @naltmank have you seen the sequel yet?



  • @spikewolf_26 If you mean the Starz spinoff, it's not out yet.



  • Charlies Angels:
    A fun action movie that unfortunately probably didn't get marketed well enough. There's also the predictable backlash against anything resembling a movie in which women appear to be a main character. I'm also hearing a lot of people trotting out the tired "people don't want to see sequels, remakes and reboots" argument, which is patently and provably false. Look at the top 10 box office movies of the year if you don't believe me.

    3.5/5



  • @spikewolf_26 I heard there was a show in the works but as far as I know nothing's come of it yet. I will once it comes out, though.



  • Joker. Phoenix does great performance though there were couple of moments that it felt a bit forced. Cinematography. Loved it. The scene where he was in the shadow was amazing.
    Now to movie itself. Don't think the script was good and in the end I felt empty on the whole movie. It was just not interesting at all.
    I can see why people like it just not for me. Don't need to watch it again and that tells a lot.
    6.5/10



  • Hijōsen no Onna/Dragnet Girl
    1933 by Yasujiro Ozu
    A silent film live scored on stage by electronic artist Coupler.

    Not a new movie, but one I hadn't seen before, and I'd wager most people haven't seen. It's an interesting Japanese gangster/hoodlum tale, but super tame in comparison to anything contemporary you might have seen. Pretty basic, barebones dialog cards. Not entirely sure if the translation is contemporary or antiquated, but it gets the point across. Undeniably badass costuming and some eye catching cinematography, even for an 86 year old silent film. Nearly every single person in this film chain smokes. Really enjoyed seeing all the old-school boxing promo posters.
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    Here's a trailer to give you a brief taste of what the scoring was like
    Youtube Video

    All in all, very cool experience. I'm a sucker for live scored films. I've seen both The Highlander and Escape From New York live scored before by various artists and I highly recommend the experience if you ever get a chance to go see one.



  • @tokyoslim said in Last movie you watched:

    There's also the predictable backlash against anything resembling a movie in which women appear to be a main character.

    This usually doesn't affect a lot when the movie is well received. This one wasn't.



  • @scotty I'm specifically talking about how movies are received.



  • @tokyoslim

    From what you said, I got that movie's failing comes from weak marketing and backlash because of the women leads and I am saying marketing might be true but women lead part doesn't affect the movie's success in market when the movie is well received.

    I didn't get the impression that you are talking about a general problem about cinema and instead about this movie's failure reasons.



  • @tokyoslim I'm sure if you look at certain parts of the internet you'll find idiots criticizing a movie purely for having female leads, but there's no way they represent a significant enough part of the global population to explain the box-office failure of the movie. If that were the case, then Wonder Woman or Captain Marvel would have bombed too. Or the Alien series. Or hell, the older Charlie's Angels movies.

    On the contrary, there's never been more demand for diverse protagonists than there are today. Don't let a very, very, very small vocal minority make you believe otherwise.



  • @Scotty I'm talking about public opinion, not box office receipts.
    Box office is a part of it, but I'm referring to the whole of it.



  • @tokyoslim said in Last movie you watched:

    I'm talking about public opinion, not box office receipts.
    Box office is a part of it, but I'm referring to the whole of it.

    Yeah, okay. I still think ''backlash'' crowd is not as strong as before for at least last 5-6 years.



  • @Scotty ok
    I don't believe that has anything to do with what I said. Even if it's less prevalent (which I don't think it is) it's still happening predictably.



  • @tokyoslim said in Last movie you watched:

    I don't believe that has anything to do with what I said.

    Like I said in the beginning. I thought you were talking about movie's failure reasons and not a general cinema problem.



  • @axel I think you guys are trying to read too much into what I said. The top three things I've seen online about this movie are "I didn't know it was out/trailers looked bad" "feminism" and "nobody wants to see remakes/reboots"

    I'm just saying that I think two of those things are rather lazy opinions. I'm not making excuses for it's poor performance at the box office, though I think that the three things I mentioned certainly seem to be contributing factors even though again, I think they are lazy opinions.

    Also, most of the specific movies you mentioned also received predictable backlash. That's why it's so PREDICTABLE. :)



  • @tokyoslim Have you ever seen a Japanese silent film with a benshi? I've watched a couple with benshi audio tracks before and it's great!---I'd really like the opportunity to see one live. That's why the dialogue cards tend to be pretty infrequent and bare in Japanese silents, there was usually someone orating at the same time.

    Also it's a shame that it wasn't That Night's Wife; I think that's the best Ozu crime story.



  • @ringedwithtile I have not! Sounds cool though. I'll keep my eye out for the opportunity.





  • @tokyoslim

    I love the movie Clue for no explicable reason and I was smiling the whole time watching the Knives Out trailer. I might see it this weekend. Glad to know its a good time.

    Edit: Well, its out November 27th here so I won't see it until then.


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    @tokyoslim Agreed. I saw it at TIFF and while I didn't think it was extremely funny, it was always consistently funny and entertaining.