r/movies 3d ago

WITBFYWLW What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (09/21/22-09/28/22)

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The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It can be any new or old release that you want to talk about.

{REMINDER: The Threads Are Posted Now On Wednesday Mornings. If Not Pinned, They Will Still Be Available in the Sub.}

Here are some rules:

1. Check to see if your favorite film of last week has been posted already.

2. Please post your favorite film of last week.

3. Explain why you enjoyed your film.

4. ALWAYS use SPOILER TAGS: [Instructions]

5. Best Submissions can display their [Letterboxd Accts] the following week.

Last Week's Best Submissions:

Film User/[LBxd] Film User/[LB/Web*]
“Moonage Daydream” [jcar195] “Red” (2010) That_one_cool_dude
"Pearl” [Couchmonger] “Idiocracy” Conservative_Aussie
“Meet Cute” Last-Username_Left “The Player” [Denster]
“Barbarian” 123jazzhandz321 “Total Recall” (1990) LPMadness
“Three Thousand Years of Longing” JohnGillnitz “Enemy Mine” gonshairlinee
"Decision to Leave” [HardcoreHenkie] "Ladies and Gentleman, The Fabulous Stains” [RottenPop.com*]
“The Last Days of Capitalism” vulcan_on_earth "An American Werewolf in London” wilsonw
“Shin Godzilla” Jade_GL "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” (1974) callmemacready
“Hell or High Water" TheTurtleShepard “The Incident” (1967) OverThereByTheDoor
“Train to Busan” Lady_Disco_Sparkles “The College Girl Murders” (1967) [Millerian-55*]

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Discussion What is the worst title for a movie?

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I think one of the worst movie titles is The Chumscrubber. Nobody even gets an idea of what a chumscrubber actually is and it is such an embarrassing title. I haven’t seen the actual movie but I understand it didn’t do well at the box office and I think the movie’s name is one of the reasons. Other movie titles that are terrible include: How Do You Know, Zero Dark Thirty, By The Sea, and most recently Bros. Only one out of those movies I mentioned that was successful was Zero Dark Thirty.


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Article Richard Linklater by his early twenties, he was seeing six hundred films a year

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Discussion What is a film that totally changed what it meant to you after watching it again later?

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My family just watched The Sixth Sense with our 11 year old daughter. She had never seen it, and it's one of those "you have to see this to be a person in society" movies. My wife and I haven't watched it since it first came out in 1999. All we remembered really clearly was the acting was good, a few scenes, and the twist that M. Knight Shyamalan movies are known for.

We both were brought to tears multiple times on the re-watch. Moments that we barely remember really hit home this time. There are so many scenes that we didn't appreciate in our youth that really strike you in the heart that we either forgot, or hadn't noticed the first time as young adults.

Now married and with two kids, those emotional beats really resonated on the re-watch. So much so it was a totally different movie experience for us. I'll be generic to avoid spoilers, but it was so much more rewarding at the end in that scene with the son and mother in the car.

We couldn't feel the context of those scenes as strongly when we saw it before because we lacked the emotional experience to truly empathize from both directions having never been parents. Coming back as a married couple with kids, it was a totally different movie for us. It made it way more enjoyable and meaningful for us.

So Reddit: what movies changed for you after experience? Good or bad?


r/movies 6h ago

Discussion A double-feature of "Critters" (1986) and "The Blob" (1988) wowed me tonight!

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I've been on kind of an old-school "B" movie kick lately and found out that our local drive-in was hosting a double-feature of "Critters," which I had never seen, and "The Blob," which I hadn't seen in years.

I didn't know what to expect from "Critters," since for the duration of the movie until the krites were introduced, I got it confused with the VHS box art for a TOTALLY different movie [https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghoulies#/media/File%3AGhoulies_Poster.jpg], so I went in thinking it was about some baby demon aliens that attacked people from the toilet. (There was a toilet attack in the movie though.) I really enjoyed it, and I don't know what made me wait so long to see it. There was an unexpected appearance by Elliott's mom from "E.T." as well as early appearances by Billy Zane and Scott Grimes. It was campy and funny and 80s-level scary in all the right ways, and it also has one of the best practical effects scenes from that era. [https://youtu.be/cX1x50vxTVs]

Rewatching "The Blob" was like seeing it for the first time, since there was so much I didn't remember. Again, it also had great practical and post-production compositing effects -- and holy cow, I never realized that Frank Darabont was one of the co-writers! As much as I couldn't recall some of the film, the death scenes were very much already etched into my brain (the hospital, the diner, the phone booth, the theater, the sewer, etc.) I was sad to learn that it wasn't as appreciated when it first came out as it rightfully later became, but I'm also glad that it eventually got the recognition that it deserves for being one of the great horror remakes alongside films like 1978's "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and John Carpenter's"The Thing" from 1982.

I'm on the hunt for even more, so you have a favorite (possibly underseen or underappreciated) "B" movie in the sci-fi or horror genres from the later part of the last century, feel free to drop it in the comments, and if I've never seen it before, or at least recently, I'll add it to my list. Thanks!


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Media Se7en commentary originally recorded in 1995 for the Criterion Laserdisc. Lots of great insight into the making of the film

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Discussion Who are some promising directors and actors that you thought were going to make it big, but ended up disappointing you?

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For me it was Neil blomkamp. Expected some awesome movies from him, but nothing reached the level of District 9. Elysium was a good try tho. Oats studio was just disastrous, except for Rakka.

Then, there's Aaron Paul. I guess he did make it big with Breaking bad, but I thought he was going to become a major actor in Hollywood after that. Instead he made some bad choices and now his only other known role is in Westworld, another show.


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News Egypt's Oscar selection committee has chosen not to submit a film this year for the first time since 2015

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r/movies 1h ago

Discussion The sequel to BASIC INSTINCT, "BASIC INSTINCT 2", flopped because it forgot what made the original a success

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It was a mistake to not bring back Michael Douglas and it seemed egomaniacal to have Sharon Stone be the main sex siren.

Sharon Stone was still sexy to have men fascinated by her but I feel the movie forgot what made Catherine a memorable villain. She is supposed to be a ambiguous figure, someone who could be mysterious and kind of likable and fascinating but also could be a raging bitch out of nowhere, whereas the sequel just had her be a shrew from the start. It also was shockingly puritan about sex, where are the sex scenes? Aside from the two ones which are fairly quick. Why would you do a sequel to a popular erotic thriller and make it PG-13? It also seemingly forgets that Catherine is bissexual though they did cut a bisexual menage a trois.

It also wastes the presence of Charlotte Rampling. I probably would have been more intrigued if the film explored Rampling and Stone as the focus and filled it with a lot of sexual tension like it happened on François Ozon's "Swimming Pool".


r/movies 8h ago

Discussion Every year I choose a horror franchise to watch in its entirety. Do you have any Halloween movie traditions?

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2 years ago I got in a serious groove with Halloween. I just really felt the spirit of the season, so I devoted the whole month to watching horror and Halloween themed movies and tv shows.

I started off with Phantasm. Low budget cult favorite. Then I decided to watch the whole series. All 5 of them. They are not good movies. The 3rd one is especially bad as it's mostly old editing room floor footage (the original cut was 4 hours long. the studio said, um, no, we're not doing that.) So the whole movie just felt like a lazy clip episode of your favorite tv show. By the 5th movie, the series had devolved into a mess of time travel and alternate dimensions. It was delightfully terrible.

What I found was I got a strange sense of satisfaction from plowing through the series, even though they weren't great. The rest of the month I filled in with other movies, tv shows and even Dead Space the video game. It was a fun month.

So last year I thought I would do it again with another franchise. The Conjuring. I watched everything in the Conjuring-verse except La Llorona. Mostly a fun set of movies, but by the end you have to wonder how these people are still surprised by doors closing and whatnot. It's just so commonplace in their world. Again, strange sense of satisfaction. I also watched most of Mike Flanagan's stuff on Netflix, Haunting of Hill House/Bly Mannor, Midnight Mass, among other things.

It's gotten to the point where I save watching anything horror until October and just binge the whole month.

This year, I'm gonna go through all the Leprechaun movies. I really like the first one and never kept up with the others. Should be horribly good. (Can't wait for Leprechaun in Space). Tonight, I'm starting on the lighter side with the new Munsters reboot on Netflix. I'll watch Hubie Halloween again, I think. It was a fun, silly movie. It deserves a rewatch.

I kind of surprised myself with how much I enjoy devoting the entire month to horror. It's really not my favorite genre but the season really makes it so enjoyable. I'm already looking forward to next year. I think I'll either go through the Nightmare on Elm Street movies or possibly Halloween. The Halloween series is one I've always kind of slept on, so that's a strong contender. But there's a lot of them, especially when you add in the remakes. We'll see.

Do you have any traditions? What are your favorite Halloween movies or show or even games. I'd love to hear about it and maybe even get some good recommendations.


r/movies 5h ago

Discussion The original Predator movie is way better in the open matte, full frame version found on Laserdisc. This version would make for a killer IMAX release, too. Hear me out, Disney!

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I have to say, the original Predator movie is way better in the open matte, full frame presentation -- versus the cropped 1.85:1 "widescreen" version found on DVD, Blu-ray, and streaming.

https://imgur.com/gallery/guIMo

Currently watching our 4:3 Laserdisc, late '80s release with analog audio, and it's QUITE the experience.


r/movies 1d ago Helpful

Discussion Tim Curry appreciation post.

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Rewatched Legend tonight. The scene stealing legend that is Tim Curry is such a delight. His performance absolutely rises above everything else in that film, to use the cliche, he is very much playing chess with this material. His dialogue delivery is so measured when most actors would have really “hammed” it up.

Clue, Rocky Horror, even Annie. The man out performs his material and deserves to have a great final run as he enters the twilight of his career. Give me more Tim Curry dammit.


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