What movie are you watching right now?

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Re: What movie are you watching right now?

Postby KiBa » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:00 pm

Calshot wrote:
OL wrote:Kathryn Bigelow probably would have been a fine choice

She is a fine choice if you know what I mean.


I think I'll watch Strange Days (1995).
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Re: What movie are you watching right now?

Postby Mr. Frozen » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:56 am

No movie, but I've been binge watching watching the Game of Thrones series over the past week. It starts off strong in seasons 1-3, but seasons 4 and 5 are a bit of a bore. I remember thinking "who gives a fuck?" and skipping through quite a bit of season 5. Season 6 is good, but doesn't really pick up till halfway through. S7E1 aired tonight, but I wont be watching it till tomorrow evening, probably.

I never read the books, but from what I read online, the TV series is basically now doing its own thing and is expected to take a complete departure from the books. I think this is excellent because it then means I can read a new story if I decide to read the books.
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Re: What movie are you watching right now?

Postby myshtuff » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:57 pm

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Re: What movie are you watching right now?

Postby AnimeGamer183 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:10 pm

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

Holy mother of 80s Sci-Fi cheese. And 80s Sci-Fi cheese done right. I dont know what possessed me to watch this film, but it did have this certain charm to it. Buckaroo was such a ridiculous character and on top of being a super genius scientist he broke the sound barrier, is the main hero, fights aliens and did all this bad ass shit, THEN hes the lead of a rock band and the President of the United States calls HIM asking what to do? Whoa... WHOA! Not entirely sure what the fuck I just watched, but what ever it was it knew what it wanted to do and just embraced the strange and weird along the way. I dont even know exactly how to rate this film, but there were things I liked in it. Give it a watch if you want something out of the ordinary.

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Re: What movie are you watching right now?

Postby AnimeGamer183 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:28 pm

Jackie Brown

I guess I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this film, I think it may be Tartantinos most under rated and lesser talked about films. But this thing really is a gem and a nostalgia trip for me, where it takes place, and the time period it happens in just gives me all types of feels, the opening scene in the girls apartment when they are watching the hot chicks with guns VHS, and in that scene a group of friends/associates hanging out in the living room watching TV smoking weed in the late 90s. Then all the scenes in the mall decorated and products from that time period, man it all really hits me right in the feels getting to look back at the way everything used to look.

Then there is a great story to go along with it, these criminals and their associates trying to scheme and out smart the cops once they are sniffing around their operation and Jackie getting caught as the flight stewardess trafficking money and drugs on the plane then cooperating with the police. Plus the cast and characters in this movie leave nothing to be desired with each side of the character groups having at least 1 strong actor. Samuel L Jackson, Robert Deniro being the main thugs, Micheal Keaton on the end of the cops, Chris Tucker as one of the fuck up underlings that had to go, Tommy Lister Jr and Robert Foster as the bondsmen, and then Pam Grier as Jackie who seemingly has her own side the whole movie while at parts she seems on the side of all the rest. Samuel L Jacksons character is flawed and even ends up getting out done by jackie herself who was obviously one bad ass bitch.

I think its also note worthy of how this film pays its respects to the Los Angeles area, it gives shout out and history about a few different places, they mention Roscoes Chicken and Waffles, which is world famous. They give some information about the mall in Torrance being the biggest in door mall in the world (at that time at least), and there are plenty of little easter eggs scattered through out the movie that make you think "This is LA", yet another attractive and respectable aspect of this film.

And then I want to talk about how much I enjoyed the music in this, its filled with a bunch of funky tracks from the 60s and 70s R n B funk artists. Music takes a bigger role in this movie than most might think, it shows Jackie and her record collection and ultimately the bonds man going to the album store and picking up cassettes of artists Jackie introduced him to. The title track "Across 110th Street" which im droping the youtube link to right here.

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There is just so many things put together in this movie that make it such a strong film and nostalgia trip as some one that grew up in the era. Its so extremely engaging that time passes very quickly in this 2 and a Half hour crime story that keeps you guessing and wondering who is going to come out on top and who isnt. The film is strong in so many areas it makes a delightful watch for this under appreciated drama in Tartantinos filmography. If its been a while, I would definitely go back and give it a watch again, its very well done.
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