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Has anyone seen Super Dark Times?? Have something I really want to talk about. by brandi_money in movies

[–]allwinter 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I mean, it's not that hard to figure out why they didn't do it. They are scared teenagers who just watched their friend bleed to death after getting stabbed with a sword. Even if it was an accident, they can't grasp the concept of it due to the shock; it's the same reason why they don't want to discuss it between each other either, they are just too scared to acknowledge and confront what happened.

Not to mention that the incident began over illegal drugs, so that's an extra layer of fear that they want to avoid. It all seems illogical from a viewer's stand point, but try to put yourself in their shoes. I didn't even like the movie but I thought their "reasoning" was understandable.

/r/movies Official 2018 Golden Globes Post-Game Thread by mi-16evil in movies

[–]allwinter 410 points411 points  (0 children)

Wow, I can't believe The Book of Henry sweeped every award.

Movies that start out normally, but go completely off the rails? by Technosnake in movies

[–]allwinter 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Speaking of Aronofsky, mother! also fits the bill here. That thing goes off the chain out of nowhere more than once.

Movies that start out normally, but go completely off the rails? by Technosnake in movies

[–]allwinter 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Memories of Murder starts as a tongue in cheek police story about these mediocre detectives being out their element, but then the movie turns into a really dark and fucked up drama before you even notice. It's one of the best films of the 2000s, in my opinion.

I’m very curious, has anyone seen ‘Best f(r)iends’ starring Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero? by Vully5789 in movies

[–]allwinter 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The one I clearly remember is them awkwardly tossing around a basketball at a really close range while having a conversation, that got a good laugh from the audience. I think Tommy's character may also say "oh hai _____" a few times, but I don't remember if I'm making that up.

I’m very curious, has anyone seen ‘Best f(r)iends’ starring Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero? by Vully5789 in movies

[–]allwinter 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Yep. I know exactly which shots he's talking about, and it's clear that it was still RAW footage, and to the naked eye or a more casual audience, it's gonna look like it's overexposed. Greg mentioned that it's either getting fixed, or that the footage is getting replaced.

I’m very curious, has anyone seen ‘Best f(r)iends’ starring Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero? by Vully5789 in movies

[–]allwinter 105 points106 points  (0 children)

The version you watched was not complete, which is why the audio and lighting seemed off. The version we've all seen was just a preview, and Greg is touring the movie with the premise of it being a test screening, the actual finished movie won't premiere until SXSW this March.

I’m very curious, has anyone seen ‘Best f(r)iends’ starring Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero? by Vully5789 in movies

[–]allwinter 50 points51 points  (0 children)

I have. It's not supposed to be a so bad it's good movie, it's meant to be a regular thriller with some splashes of comedy here and there (which mostly come from Tommy being a weirdo). There's a few callbacks to The Room, some in quite creative ways.

The version I watched was still unfinished, even if it was mostly complete (it had placeholder music and some of the color correction and rendering wasn't finished). Greg also mentioned that now it's a two parter, so I only got to watch the first part (he said the second part is heavily influenced by Breaking Bad).

I think it's a decent movie, even though I do believe some of the high scores obviously come from fans of The Room who are a bit biased. It's not gonna be a phenomenon like The Room or blow anyone away, but I'd still recommend it; it has a very unique, dreamlike take on Los Angeles, kind of in a David Lynch way. The biggest takeaway is that Tommy can actually kinda act now that he has embraced his weirdo persona, he's pretty good in this.

What is the best romance where the two leads don't kiss? by [deleted] in movies

[–]allwinter 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Once and Begin Again, both John Carney movies.

Technically Before Sunset, but they kiss in the prequel and in the sequel.

Official Discussion - Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi [SPOILERS] by mi-16evil in movies

[–]allwinter 164 points165 points  (0 children)

While I'm devastated because Luke is gone, I couldn't have asked for a better send off for one of the most iconic characters of American cinema. It hurts a little more knowing that that was Carrie's last scene too. May Luke Skywalker finally fulfill his last name. Goodbye sweet prince.

Edit: Ok now that I've actually seen the movie instead of shitposting for karma, that was definitely a beautiful send off. Y'all are crazy saying it was meaningless, he knew he had to become one with the force so Rey could progress, that was the whole point of his convo with Yoda.

Is there going to be a review thread for The Last Jedi without spoilers, both in the comments and the reviews themselves? by eddie442 in movies

[–]allwinter[M] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you mean a user discussion thread, then no, spoilers are always allowed in those. There will be a megathread for professional reviews tomorrow, you can check that out because spoiler rules will be enforced there.

Need similar films like Shame (2011) by deviceismybae in movies

[–]allwinter 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Olso, August 31st. A really haunting slow burner about an addict being released from rehab for a day so he can look for a job. It's a very heavy melancholic watch, and one of the most powerful movies I've ever seen.

What was the best film you saw this week? (04/12/2017 - 10/12/2017) by GetFreeCash in movies

[–]allwinter 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bad Genius. I wouldn't call this movie underrated or overlooked because it has great reviews, and apparently it's really big and popular in Asia, but it was definitely the most surprising movie of the year for me. When I first heard the plot (a group of high school students try to smuggle out exam answers and sell them for a high price), I thought this was gonna have the depth and quality of YouTube Red and Netflix originals aimed for WOKE tweens (namely the absolutely horrible Coin Heist and The Thinning), but what I got instead was one of the most intense, real, and thrilling films of 2017. The stakes were way lower than your usual heist film; if the characters failed, they wouldn't die or go to jail, they would simply get expelled from school, but this just made it feel more relatable. We've ALL cheated on exams, and we all know the crazy anxiety and adrenaline rush that we felt fearing the humiliation and consequences of getting caught, and this film absolutely nailed those feelings to a T. Every exam taking scene was a nail biter and scarier than most horror movies, it sounds so stupid but it's honestly so unbelievably intense.

The film also benefits from having a great sense of humor, good acting, and a fast paced editing style that is very reminiscent of Edgar Wright films. If it wasn't for Good Time and Get Out being so exceptionally great, I would confidently call Bad Genius the best thriller of the year, and it's definitely the most fun I've had watching a movie in 2017. Greatly recommended.

Official Discussion: The Disaster Artist [SPOILERS] by mi-16evil in movies

[–]allwinter 41 points42 points  (0 children)

A scene I found so out of place was when they were casting Lisa, and Greg was so enthusiastic and also making the actresses do the weird shit Tommy was asking them to do. His character was so inconsistent, he looked all concerned when reading the script because he knew it was horrible, but then he forgets all about it a second later and he's excited as fuck. Like you said, by the time Tommy was writing The Room, Greg had given up acting for high-end retail, I wish they had explored that in the movie.

Official Discussion: The Disaster Artist [SPOILERS] by mi-16evil in movies

[–]allwinter 31 points32 points  (0 children)

It's Greg Sestero's and Tommy Wiseau's new movie. It's not really trying to be so bad it's good, it's a decent thriller. Believe it or not, Tommy's acting is not that bad because he has embraced his weirdo persona. But just like The Disaster Artist, it largely appeals to fans of The Room who will enjoy it or laugh at Tommy just for being Tommy. Definitely recommended.

Official Discussion: The Disaster Artist [SPOILERS] by mi-16evil in movies

[–]allwinter 96 points97 points  (0 children)

It was a good movie, but being a big fan of the book, it definitely felt lackluster, and it could have used a longer run time. It didn't really go deep into Greg's desperation as an actor in LA (but maybe that was a good thing because Dave Franco was my least favorite part of this movie, so the less him the better). It also didn't even grasp the surface of Tommy's possessiveness, weirdness, and insanity. In the book, you eventually start fearing Tommy and you really feel for Greg and how Tommy is manipulating him to the point of Greg fearing for his life.

That being said, this was James Danko's greatest performance, and the funny thing is that I didn't really appreciate it until the actual Tommy Wiseau showed up and James was acting and speaking EXACTLY like him, it was so uncanny. Overall, it's a good movie, but I feel like Franco was pulling some punches while directing in order to be more respectful than he needed to be.

Unrelated, but I also watched a really rough early cut of Best F[r]iends. AMA.

Recommend to us a good foreign animated film. by fartbartshart in movies

[–]allwinter 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Definitely check out My Life as a Zucchini, a film that covers some really heavy topics, such as drug use, sexual abuse, deportation, and even involuntary manslaughter seen through the eyes of innocent children. It sounds like a hard watch, but it's actually a really heartwarming story about friendship and family. It's only about 70 minutes long too, so it shouldn't take much of your time.