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Official Discussion: Sorry to Bother You [SPOILERS]

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Summary:

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, Cassius "Cash" Green is having a rough life—living in his uncle's garage and struggling to find a job. Strapped for cash and desperate, he lands a position as a telemarketer, but has difficulty getting people to listen to him—until he discovers a magical key to customers' attention: using his "white voice". Cash quickly rises to the top of the telemarketing hierarchy, but risks losing sight of his morals as he achieves greater and greater success.

Director:

Boots Riley

Writer:

screenplay by Boots Riley

Cast:

  • Lakeith Stanfield as Cassius "Cash" Green
  • David Cross as Cash's "white voice"
  • Mahari Crown as Fake Cash
  • Tessa Thompson as Detroit
  • Lily James as Detroit’s white British voice
  • Jermaine Fowler as Salvador
  • Omari Hardwick as Mr. Blank
  • Patton Oswalt as Mr. Blank's white voice
  • Terry Crews as Sergio Green
  • Danny Glover as Langston
  • Steven Yeun as Squeeze
  • Armie Hammer as Steve Lift
  • Kate Berlant as Diana DeBauchery
  • Michael X. Sommers as Johnny
  • Robert Longstreet as Anderson
  • Forest Whitaker as First Equisapien/Demarius
  • Rosario Dawson as Voice in Elevator
  • Tom Woodruff Jr. as Equisapien

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

Metacritic: 79/100

After Credits Scene? No

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What was the best film you watched this week? (09/07/2018 - 15/07/2018)

The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It doesn't have to be a new release, just any film you have seen over the last seven days that you feel is worth talking about. Here are some rules.

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

2. Please post your favourite film of last week.

3. NO TV SHOWS! No sporting events involving cups either.

4. ALWAYS use spoiler tags. Report any comments that spoil recent / little-known films (e.g. Solo, First Reformed, Hereditary) without using the spoiler tag.

5. Comments that only contain the title of the film will be removed!

Here are some great comments from last week's thread:

For further expansion of the rules, please read this link.

Have fun and play nice!

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Movies that destroy you emotionally

I want to have a good cry, movies usually help with that. Some of my favourites are Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Manchester by the Sea, Room, Good Will Hunting, Leaving Las Vegas, Arrival and Dear Zachary. If you have any suggestions to get the tears going please let me know!

There’s a 300 character limit so I’m guess I’ll share the fact that I’m 2 weeks sober today! /r/movies has helped me keep my mind occupied so thank you 💙

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Why is Dunkirk so well-regarded?

I understand that Dunkirk raked in money and received a boatload of awards. I also generally like Christopher Nolan as a filmmaker. So I was looking forward to seeing Dunkirk.

I just finished watching Dunkirk, and now I have a headache.

The film doesn't have characters, it has people the camera lingers on longer. Its soundtrack is constantly oppressive. It's somehow boring in addition to being oppressive. And the time difference between the three plotlines is confusing and makes it difficult to get a sense of the stakes sometimes.

It's pretty clear that Nolan was trying to capture the oppressive, disorienting nature of war in a film. Nolan is a really good film maker, so he succeeded, which means that Dunkirk is an oppressive, disorienting movie. Unfortunately, the fact that these qualities were intended does not make them good, at least in my view.

Am I missing something? Did you like Dunkirk, and if so, why? I'm genuinely confused here, because I just don't get it.

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Seen on Twitter: Replace the full cast of any movie with Muppets, but keep one human actor. What movie do you choose, who do you keep, and who do you cast?

I'll stick to the basics and pick The Muppets' Star Wars, keeping Mark Hamill as Luke. That leaves Kermit as Han, Miss Piggy as Leia, Sweetums as Darth Vader, Fozzie as Obi Wan, Sam Eagle as Tarkin, Gonzo as Uncle Owen and Camilla as Aunt Beru, Doctor Teeth and the Electric Mayhem as Figrin D'An and the Modal Nodes, Statler and Waldorf as Cornelius and Ponda Baba ("He doesn't like you"), Bunsen as C-3P0 and Beaker as R2-D2.

What do you pick?

Credit on Twitter to @coryjtaylor in conversation with @filmcrithulk.

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Characters mistakenly thinking they are the heros

Yesterday I showed my 14yo The Edge of Tomorrow. In the scene towards the end where Rita says

Listen to me. Listen to me. Neither one of us is getting out of here. Thank you... for getting me this far. You're a good man, Cage. I wish I had the chance to know you better.

I suddenly realised that from Rita's perspective, she's the hero. Up until the battle of Verdun she relived the same day over and over, then this Cage character shows up and in 24 hours gets her close enough to kill the Omega. He's just a side-kick who fulfilled his purpose and will die like countless other people around her.

I told my son that they could make a sequel from Rita's perspective which had only one day in common with this version.

I didn't think of this when watching the movie the first time. It may be that I gained this perspective from reading Scalzi's Redshirts.

What are other movies which have this kind of dynamic?

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead has a similar theme I wonder if this is more widespread than I realised.


Edit: On second thought this is a stupid question, since "Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story" any well written character should have this perspective. This is what always bugs me about the bad guys' henchmen and which Austin Powers made fun of so brilliantly.

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How exactly did John Carpenter's The Thing go from critically lambasted to critically lauded?

The initial response from most critics for this move was not positive. Reviewers at that time hated the movie for being "'quintessential moron movie of the 80's', 'instant junk', and a 'wretched excess'". Over time, the film was viewed more positively from both critics and viewers. What exactly happened that caused this change of perspective?

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What Unrelated Movies Do You Watch And Pretend They're "Spiritual Sequels" To One Another?

For me, Cabin In The Woods and This Is The End could arguably take place within the same universe. If you think about it; Cabin In The Woods ends with the "ancient ones" rising from their slumber beneath the Earth to bring forth the apocalypse. This Is The End opens with the beginning of the apocalypse and centers around egotistical celebrities trying to live out - and live with each other during - the apocalypse. Although not canon, This Is The End could easily be the continuation of Cabin In The Woods not just because of the apocalypse, but thematically as well.

Cabin In The Woods is a satirical take on the horror film genre, with each element of the film representing horror tropes and cliches. For all intents and purposes, it's an attack on Hollywood and the recycled ideas that currently exist, or have existed within the horror film genre. It makes sense that the "continuation" acts as a literal attack on Hollywood, with the main characters being the people responsible for the tropes we see in horror films today (the "people" being celebrities in general).

What do you think? What films do you pretend take place in the same universe?

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Lost horror, suspense and mystery TV movies. Do any home tapes exist?

In 1978 ABC decided to engage in the practice of 'wiping'* one last time. While it freed up space and saved money on expensive broadcast tapes, the process of designating what programs would be sacrificed was rushed. Many of ABC's made-for-TV films, a staple of the network, were cleared for re-use despite being recent productions with no other copies in existence in some cases. All but a few of these originate from the network's late-night film series Wide World of Mystery.

(For more specific info on these, I made a series overview here: WWOM: Complete Film List )

Some of these are likely gone forever and have been since those prints were erased in 1978. The final broadcasts of a few were so long ago they pre-date the release of VHS and Beta! Home tapes would have to been made on older formats like vx, U-matic and others.

Others had survived via syndication copies and/or kinescopes made for foreign broadcasts but most of these have long since disappeared. Similarly, most homemade recordings of these films were undoubtedly lost, reused or simply thrown away ages ago.

Still, there's always a chance. Even turn-of-the-century novelties show up alive and well once in a while. If anyone has tapes of these, please...post here or at Classic Horror Film Board. Quality is unimportant. Barely watchable copies are still better than none at all.

These are also listed with the year they last aired on TV in the U.S. An asterisk indicates a film that is known to exist in an archive but hasn't been seen otherwise (aka: not technically lost, but you'll still never get to see it).

AND NO ONE COULD SAVE HER (1973)* 1994

AND THE BONES CAME TOGETHER (1973)\* 1974

A BEAUTIFUL KILLING (1974) 1976 (1980 in Australia)

THE BLACK BOX MURDERS (1975) 1977

THE BOOK OF MURDER (1974) 1981

THE BREAK (1974)\* 1982 (1990 in Canada)

May have aired during ONTV Chicago's heavily bootlegged farewell film marathon in 1985.

THE CENTERFOLD MURDERS (1975) 1982

Circulated in the trading community for years afterward. Likely to exist but needs to be preserved while possible.

CHANT OF SILENCE (1973) 1975 (1980 in Aus.)

COMPANIONS IN NIGHTMARE (1968) 1991

CURSE OF THE MOONCHILD (1972) 1977

Appeared once in a 1977 Cedar Rapids, Iowa TV listing but was probably never actually filmed.

THE DEADLY VISITOR (1973) 1978

THE DEADLY VOLLEY (1975)\* 1977 (1982 in Aus.)

DEATH IS A BAD TRIP (1974) 1976 (1977 in Aus.)

DEMON, DEMON (1975) 1978 (1986 in Aus.)

DISTANT EARLY WARNING (1975) 1978 (1988 in Aus.)

A GIFT OF TERROR (1973)\* 1976 (1980 in Aus.)

HALFWAY TO DANGER (1975) 1977 (1982 in Aus.)

An incomplete print exists in archive.

HARD DAY AT BLUE NOSE (1974) 1975 (1980 in Aus.)

THE HAUNTING OF PENTHOUSE D (1974) 1977

THE HAUNTING OF ROSALIND (1973)\* 1977

THE HOUSE AND THE BRAIN (1973)\* 1976

HOUSE OF EVIL (1974) 1975 (1977 in Aus.)

THE IMPERSONATION MURDER CASE (1975)\* 1994

LEGACY OF BLOOD (1974) 1993

A LITTLE BIT LIKE MURDER (1973) 1982

MOVING TARGET (1973) 1982

MR. AND MS. AND THE BANDSTAND MYSTERY (1975)\* 1982

MR. AND MS. AND THE MAGIC STUDIO MURDERS (1975)\* 1977

MURDER AND THE COMPUTER (1973) 1976 (1980 in Aus.)

MURDER BY PROXY (1974) 1978 (1980 in Aus.)

THE MURDERERS (1973) 1977

MURDER IMPOSSIBLE (1974)\* 1975 (1991 in Aus.)

MURDER IN THE FIRST PERSON SINGULAR (1974)\* 1976 (1990 in Aus.)

MURDER WORKS OVERTIME (1974) 1975 (1980 in Aus.)

MYSTERY AT MALIBU (1975) 1977 (1982 in Aus.)

NICK AND NORA (1975) 1977 (1983 in Aus.)

NIGHTLIFE (1973) 1985

May have also aired during ONTV Chicago's farewell film marathon, 1985.

NIGHTMARE STEP (1973) 1975 (1977 in Aus.)

NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR (1973) 1975 (1980 in Aus.)

THE NORMING OF JACK 243 (1975) 1978

THE NURSE KILLER (1975) 1977 (1982 in Aus.)

PLEASE CALL IT MURDER (1975) 1994

PLEASE STANDBY FOR MURDER (1975) 1982

POLICE HEADQUARTERS (1974) 1975

A PROWLER IN THE HEART (1973) 1997

ROCK-A-DIE BABY (1975) 1977 (1993 in Aus.)

THE SATAN MURDERS (1974) 1981

THE SCREAMING SKULL (1973) 2010 (Last color broadcast unknown)

A B&W kinescope survives.

SHOCK-A-BYE BABY (1973) 1976

SONG OF THE SUCCUBUS (1975)\* 1977 (1990 in Aus.)

SORORITY KILL (1974)\* 1990

THE SPACE-WATCH MURDERS (1978) 1978

THE SPY WHO RETURNED FROM THE DEAD (1974) 1976

THE SUICIDE CLUB (1973) 1995

TERROR IN THE NIGHT (1976) 1977

TIGHT AS A DRUM (1974)\* 1977 (1980 in Aus.)

TOO EASY TO KILL (1975) 1978

THE TWO DEATHS OF SEAN DOOLITTLE (1975) 1977

VIOLENCE IN BLUE (1975) 1977 (1982 in Aus.)

VISIT FROM A DEAD MAN (1975) 1977

*NOTE: ABC confirmed this years later, but they were basically forced to due to questions about evening soap The Edge of Night, episodes of which were also erased at the time. No other productions were specified and the network has never commented on (or even acknowledged) these films in the past 40 years.

Perhaps if they had, home recordings would've been kept and duplicated rather than tossed in the garbage by someone who had no reason to think they might possess the only existing copy of a major network's movie. Instead, some were so forgotten that I could find no mention of them anywhere outside of 1970s TV Guides and newspaper listings! No Google hits, no reference books, nothing. Needless to say, I'm not exactly optimistic about their survival status today. :(

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Which Movie would be better as TV?

There are some movies that lost a lot of their content/character development because of the time constraint. This usually leads to important moments being taken out.

Which movie or series of movies would be better as a TV show?

For me, the Harry Potter movie series might have been better as a TV show.

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Who are some actors you’d love to cast against type?

We all know the way Hollywood works. Once an actor proves themselves playing one type of character, studios want nothing more than to cast them as the same character over and over-again. Who’re some actors that you’d like to see receive the opposite treatment, and how?

For example, I’d love to see Michael Stuhlbarg play a really grimy, sinister redneck sorta character, as opposed to the intellectuals/eccentric/put-together characters he plays(wonderfully, I might add!).

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