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Author Topic: The Official "Going to see..." Movie Thread  (Read 8258 times)

Charles Longboat Jr.

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Re: The Official "Going to see..." Movie Thread
« Reply #800 on: May 26, 2018, 11:44:16 pm »
My sister took a semester long film studies course and her school account that lets her watch the films on the curriculum expires in four days. There are eight films I probably need to watch using her account out of convenience (which she has permitted me to do), as the others are on Netflix and/or are public domain.

Any recommendations for prioritizing the following are appreciated:
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (Original)
On the Waterfront
Revel Without a Cause
Guess Whoís Coming to Dinner
Bonnie and Clyde
Easy Rider
MASH



Grapes of Wrath is the most tediously boring book AND film in the history of the universe.  Good luck not slitting your wrists during that massively overrated, insipid snoozefest.

If I had to rank them FOR ME as far as interest level - it would be:

Easy Rider
MASH
Rebel Without a Cause
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
On The Waterfront
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Bonnie and Clyde

All of the above movies are pretty strong - and very different.  Your taste in the type of film you like will determine your ranking.  Easy Rider is simply one of my favorites, MASH is the best movie to TV series of all time, James Dean is classic in Rebel, and Guess Who's Coming took on an extremely taboo subject in great fashion.
I definitely want to check out Waterfront and Easy Rider the most from the list. Iím a bit surprised at your apparent dislike for Grapes given that itís a Steinbeck novel/adaptation (and I remember you saying you enjoyed Of Mice and Men). Thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: The Official "Going to see..." Movie Thread
« Reply #801 on: May 27, 2018, 09:46:01 am »
My sister took a semester long film studies course and her school account that lets her watch the films on the curriculum expires in four days. There are eight films I probably need to watch using her account out of convenience (which she has permitted me to do), as the others are on Netflix and/or are public domain.

Any recommendations for prioritizing the following are appreciated:
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (Original)
On the Waterfront
Revel Without a Cause
Guess Whoís Coming to Dinner
Bonnie and Clyde
Easy Rider
MASH



Grapes of Wrath is the most tediously boring book AND film in the history of the universe.  Good luck not slitting your wrists during that massively overrated, insipid snoozefest.

If I had to rank them FOR ME as far as interest level - it would be:

Easy Rider
MASH
Rebel Without a Cause
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
On The Waterfront
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Bonnie and Clyde

All of the above movies are pretty strong - and very different.  Your taste in the type of film you like will determine your ranking.  Easy Rider is simply one of my favorites, MASH is the best movie to TV series of all time, James Dean is classic in Rebel, and Guess Who's Coming took on an extremely taboo subject in great fashion.
I definitely want to check out Waterfront and Easy Rider the most from the list. Iím a bit surprised at your apparent dislike for Grapes given that itís a Steinbeck novel/adaptation (and I remember you saying you enjoyed Of Mice and Men). Thanks for the suggestions.

Not just Of Mice and Men.  I liked The Red Pony and Cannery Row quite a bit as well.  But, man, Grapes of Wrath is just so fucking long and boring...I just can't...

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Re: The Official "Going to see..." Movie Thread
« Reply #802 on: June 16, 2018, 12:34:35 pm »
The 70mm rerelease of 2001 is heading to Denver so I might be able to see it on Monday. Itís not set in stone but I have hope that it will happen.

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Re: The Official "Going to see..." Movie Thread
« Reply #803 on: June 16, 2018, 01:08:29 pm »
Seeing Incredibles 2 and Superfly tomorrow.

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Re: The Official "Going to see..." Movie Thread
« Reply #804 on: June 17, 2018, 01:52:40 pm »
Seeing Incredibles 2 and Superfly tomorrow.

Scratch that...seeing Tag, Incredibles 2, and Superfly today. 

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Re: The Official "Going to see..." Movie Thread
« Reply #805 on: June 19, 2018, 03:49:19 pm »
I start an online "journalism in film" course on Monday. It consists mainly of watching movies that relate to journalism and discussing them. First week's schedule is Broadcast News, The Insider, and Anchorman.

Charles Longboat Jr.

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Re: The Official "Going to see..." Movie Thread
« Reply #806 on: July 10, 2018, 05:54:10 pm »
So the local indie theater is showing On Chesil Beach and American Animals this week before they get phased out for new releases. I might be able to see both but in case I can't, do you guys have a recommendation for which I should prioritize? I suppose I'm more interested in the former on account of the cast and prestige of Ian McEwan.


Edit: I found out that on Chesil Beach will be heading to Redbox in about a month, and American Animals would be heading to DVD a bit later.

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Re: The Official "Going to see..." Movie Thread
« Reply #807 on: July 12, 2018, 04:11:39 pm »
Seeing Skyscraper tonight and Sorry to Bother You tomorrow, more than likely.
Goodbye!

Charles Longboat Jr.

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Re: The Official "Going to see..." Movie Thread
« Reply #808 on: August 03, 2018, 02:27:38 pm »
Rented the following from the library:

Prisoners
Oldboy
Song of the Sea
Watership Down
Fantastic Planet
When Marnie Was There
Only Yesterday
Kagemusha
Ghost in the Shell (1997)

Also seeing Eighth Grade today.

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Re: The Official "Going to see..." Movie Thread
« Reply #809 on: August 09, 2018, 06:37:15 am »
Peter Rabbit
Hammy the Squirrel: I am a crazy, rabid squirrel! I want my cookies!

Charles Longboat Jr.

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Re: The Official "Going to see..." Movie Thread
« Reply #810 on: August 23, 2018, 05:42:38 pm »
Rented Taxi Driver, Before Sunrise, and Yojimbo from my library. I wish I had used their services more frequently a few years back.
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