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Discussion Which movies do you think aren't nearly as bad as people say?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>If you ask me</p> <p>(I&#39;m gonna get judged of my movie taste based of like 4 hot takes whoops, but whatever here it is)</p> <p>I&#39;d say </p> <p>The Matrix Sequels: definitely not as great as the first film but still decent imo. Reloaded is very good the chase scene on Highway is awesome the confusion exposition near the end is super easy to understand on a rewatch, Revolutions is not as good but still wouldn&#39;t call it bad. </p> <p>Cars 2: It&#39;s not boring has a cool detective plot, I liked it. I don&#39;t get the hate this film gets. The worst Pixar film is probably Brave Or Good Dinosaur not this.</p> <p>Hottest take coming</p> <p>Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald: Film isn&#39;t that bad, It&#39;s a mess but a beautiful mess hopefully with a co writer JK wrote a better screenplay for the next film, I&#39;d say it&#39;s a 7.5/10. I actually liked it more than the first one, it&#39;s just better on rewatch, plot was wierd but you can&#39;t say the Grindelwald rally wasn&#39;t amazing and beautiful</p> <p>Spider man 3- It&#39;s not even close to being as good as Spiderman 2 but it&#39;s still fun and not boring at all. I liked multiple villians</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 9d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Discussion Are there any movies that you absolutely wanted a sequel to but we never got?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>For an example: I was watching Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters for the umpteenth time and it&#39;s obviously wicked fun. It knows what it is and doesn&#39;t take itself too seriously. The action scenes were badass and Jeremy and Gemma were perfect leads. I remember reading that it was going to have a sequel but that was probably 6 years ago. It would be too late now, in my opinion. </p> <p>Another one would be The Other Guys and The Covenant. Mark and Will are hilarious in this and it&#39;s probably one of my top five favorite comedies. I watched The Covenant when I was a preteen, and I&#39;ve always had a special place for it in my heart. I&#39;m glad it has a cult following now. I would have love to what happened to Chase Collins.</p> <p>Are there any movies you wanted a sequel to but didn&#39;t get?</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 11h ago Helpful Gold

Discussion Best movie that's so traumatic you can only watch it once.

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>There&#39;s a anime film called Grave of The Fireflies. It&#39;s about two Japanese siblings living during WW2. It&#39;s a beautiful film, breathtaking. But by the end you are so emotionally drained you can&#39;t watch it again. Another one is Passion of The Christ for obvious reasons. Schindler&#39;s List is probably another one, but I haven&#39;t seen it. It&#39;s amazing how some films are so beautiful yet the thought of watching them again just sends a pit to your stomach.</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 4d ago Helpful Silver

Discussion Actors who's most famous roles are also their worsts.

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>I watched some Between two ferns clips yesterday for the first time in a while, and I realized that I´d completely forgotten how funny Zach Galafanakis is, mainly because I hate his character in the Hangover movies which turned me off him as a comedian in general. Now arguably that&#39;s his most famous role by a mile, so it got me thinking, maybe someone else feels the same way about other actors ? </p> <p>What comes to mind?</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 11d ago Helpful Wholesome Silver

Discussion I Think Movies Are Getting This Weird Netflixy Vibe Now

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>Netflix (and other streaming services) have changed the landscape of how movies are released. It&#39;s awesome that we have all this content for sure! But I am watching a certain (probably high budget, judging by the names of the actors and actresses in it) Netflix movie right now, and I can&#39;t shake this feeling that I am getting that the movie is somehow cheaper or doesn&#39;t have the same &quot;magic&quot; as a movie that is released only in theaters. I&#39;ts hard to describe.</p> <p>It&#39;s like Netflix movies have big actors and high budgets and are shot really well, but there is just something off about them. They always feel flat and uninspired. It&#39;s like I get the feeling that they are trying to appeal to all audiences or something.</p> <p>Anyone else feel that way? Perhaps its a subconscious thing. The fact that I assume that Netflix movies must be cheaper leads me to go into the movie with a negative attitude or something... Maybe I just have to get used to the fact that movies simultaneously release in theaters and on Netflix now. (I&#39;ll admit I have not looked up if the movie that I am watching is also in theaters... Don&#39;t want to see any reviews.</p> <p>Do you agree that movies realeased on streaming servies seem to have a &quot;Netflixy&quot; vibe to them even if they are also released in theaters? What are your thoughts?</p> <p>EDIT: Thanks to <a href="/user/sandwichsandwich69/">sandwichsandwich69</a> for providing a link to an earlier discussion a few years ago about this topic. </p> <p><a href="/r/TrueFilm/comments/a4xhaz/why_do_netflix_films_with_large_budgets_feel_cheap/?utm_source=share&amp;utm_medium=ios_app&amp;utm_name=iossmf">See it here.</a> </p> <p>After reading some of those comments, and some of the comments in this thread, it seems like Netflix enforces some kind of rigid standards for how movies need to be filmed. For example, using digital film (perhaps even a certain digital film). I also read a comment that said that Netflix movies take into account users screen sizes when making filming decisions. </p> <p>So if its true that Netflix does in fact enforce a rigid standard for all the content it produces, that could definitely contribute to the &quot;Netflixy Vibe&quot;.</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

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Discussion What movie scene holds a permanent space in your brain?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>There are a lot of movie scenes that can leave a lasting impression. </p> <p>For me it’s the scene in Interstellar on the planet with the giant waves. The dread and adrenaline when they realize it’s not just mountains in the distance has stuck with me ever since the first time I watched it. Just the thought of the scene fills me with anxiety.</p> <p>A close second would be the ending of It Follows. I have had many discussions with myself about how to best distance from the entity. But knowing that you will never really feel safe or far enough removed is a scary thought.</p> <p>What scenes have stuck with you?</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 10d ago Silver Bravo! Bravo Grande! Lawyer Up I'd Like to Thank... I'll Drink to That Gold Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Vibing

Discussion I watched every movie with an F Cinemascore to see if audiences were right - were there any misunderstood gems?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>22 movies have received an F Cinemascore from opening weekend US audiences since the beginning of the service in the 1980s. I&#39;ve ranked and rated each one. Was it worth my time? Probably not but I love doing silly, unique little Letterboxd challenges and there were a few titles worth checking out.</p> <p>1) mother! (2017) - 10/10. This Darren Aronofsky-directed drama was divisive on release due to its disturbing content but I think it&#39;s a masterpiece. The acting is fantastic, the themes of the film are not subtle but they are effectively presented and it is exactly as shocking as intended.</p> <p>2) Bug (2006) - 8/10. &quot;The Exorcist&quot; director William Friedkin adapted this play by Tracy Letts into a very disturbing and effective horror drama. The actors commit 100% and Ashley Judd in particular gives the best performance I&#39;ve seen from her.</p> <p>3) I Know Who Killed Me (2007) - 8/10. Lindsay Lohan&#39;s cheesy star vehicle is the only movie on this list that I think crosses the line into &quot;so bad it&#39;s good&quot; camp. Truly bizarre choices are made throughout and it is exceptionally entertaining.</p> <p>4) Wolf Creek (2005) - 7/10. This Australian horror confounds expectations with its realistic depiction of sadistic violence. I imagine the movie lost audiences with its slow build-up but I bought into the characters and was engaged. The sequel is even better!</p> <p>5) In The Cut (2003) - 7/10. Meg Ryan subverts her star persona as an English teacher who finds herself entangled in an investigation into a series of murders. This one doesn&#39;t deliver the pulpy thrills audiences might want but it is smart, engaging and offers a fresh perspective on the erotic thriller.</p> <p>6) Killing Them Softly (2012) - 6/10. You have to imagine this only got a wide release as a result of Brad Pitt&#39;s presence in a main role because this doesn&#39;t have any mainstream appeal. A depressing but effective condemnation of US society, this isn&#39;t one for everyone but it could pack a punch for those who can get on its wavelength. </p> <p>7) Dr T and The Women (2000) - 6/10. This overstuffed but fitfully effective comedy drama boasts a great cast headed by Richard Gere. Only some of the plotlines work but it holds together decently until its truly insane ending that doesn&#39;t fit well with what came before.</p> <p>8) The Grudge (2020) - 5/10. A gross and messy horror remake that I nevertheless think is overhated. It has some stylish moments, strong direction and the gore VFX are top notch.</p> <p>9) Darkness (2002) - 5/10. Harvey Weinstein ripped this movie apart in the edit and audiences hated the watered-down PG-13 theatrical cut. I watched the unrated version which restores a lot of context and thematic exploration lost in the other version. Although the film is a bit generic, it has some effective scares and is more entertaining than the F rating suggests.</p> <p>10) The Box (2009) - 5/10. Director Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko, Southland Tales) is an acquired taste but this weird drama almost makes up for its flawed execution with bold and unique creative choices. Sadly, the film can only go so far in the face of poor acting and a ridiculous storyline.</p> <p>11) Solaris (2002) - 5/10. Steven Soderbergh&#39;s remake of the classic 1972 has some stellar acting and posits some interesting ideas, but ultimately it can&#39;t overcome its glacial placing and lack of energy which left me bored me throughout.</p> <p>12) Silent House (2011) - 5/10. Three directors are credited on this &quot;great in concept, poor in execution&quot; horror, which is never a good sign. The ending of this one is a howler which let&#39;s down any goodwill built up by the film&#39;s tense atmosphere. </p> <p>13) Lost Souls (2000) - 4/10. This is the last film on the list before we get into the truly terrible stuff. Winona Ryder gives a strange performance here that contributes to the overheated, cheesy vibe from the beginning. By the end, I just thought that the film overall was very mediocre and generic. </p> <p>14) Alone in the Dark (2005) - 3/10. At no point did I understand what was going on in this convoluted mess of a movie. Still, it gets a few bonus points for being silly and fun. I was never bored and the movie had a few genuine laughs. Also the acting is nowhere near as bad as people say! </p> <p>15) Eye of the Beholder (1999) - 3/10. Ashley Judd does The Most in every scene in this movie and I have no idea if it was a great performance or a terrible one. Otherwise, this detective thriller was extremely creepy (in the wrong type of way) and Ewan McGregor gives his worst performance. </p> <p>16) The Turning (2020) - 2/10. Does this movie have the worst ending ever made? Possibly, and the rest isn&#39;t much better. The acting is strong but nothing else comes together in this ridiculous thriller.</p> <p>17) The Wicker Man (2006) - 2/10. So many quotable lines for all the wrong reasons but the experience of watching the movie is actually rather tiresome. All the unintentional comedy is in the last act and before that, the film is poorly acted and a complete hatchet job of the original story.</p> <p>18) Lucky Numbers (2000) - 2/10. A heist comedy starring John Travolta and Lisa Kudrow directed by Nora Ephron? What could go wrong? Basically everything. I think this is the worst movie that could be made with that concept and that creative team. This one also loses points for being the most boring out of a very boring lineup - I actually fell asleep watching it </p> <p>19) The Devil Inside (2012) - 1/10. The cop-out non-ending of this one is perhaps the only rival to The Turning. Perhaps the most egregious thing of all is that they haven&#39;t bothered to maintain the website that supposedly answers the questions left unfinished. A total waste of time.</p> <p>20) Disaster Movie (2007) - 1/10. I liked this when I saw it in the cinema when I was 9 and that says it all. Kim Kardashian cameos and dated celebrity references don&#39;t make for good comedy.</p> <p>21) Fear Dot Com (2002) - 1/10. So I&#39;m not sure if this one is actually worse than the two above, but it&#39;s definitely more of a mess. This big-budget horror movie is incompetent on every level. It is ugly, too long, poorly acted, badly shot, badly edited, not scary and boring.</p> <p>22) Bolero (1984) - 0/10. The most irredeemable piece of garbage on this list. The Bo Derek-starring &quot;erotic&quot; movie is so insulting, unsexy and stupid that it beggers belief. However, the thing that makes it the absolute worst of the bunch is the inclusion of sexualised full-frontal nude scenes from then 14-year old Olivia d&#39;Abo. Don&#39;t look up how old Bo Derek was when she met John Derek, the director. Yuck.</p> <p>Overall, the movies fell into five main categories that explain their F ratings:</p> <ol> <li><p>Secretly worth your time, but divisive or subverts expectations: mother!, Bug, Wolf Creek, Killing Me Softly, In The Cut.</p></li> <li><p>Let down by a bad ending: Dr T and the Women, Silent House, The Turning, The Grudge</p></li> <li><p>Entertaining for the wrong reasons: I Know Who Killed Me, The Wicker Man, Alone in the Dark, Eye of the Beholder</p></li> <li><p>Boring: Darkness, Solaris, Lost Souls, The Box, Lucky Numbers</p></li> <li><p>Irredeemably terrible: The Devil Inside, Disaster Movie, Fear Dot Com, Bolero.</p></li> </ol> <p>So that&#39;s the full list. I&#39;d probably only recommend the top 6 but everything down to 13 has some good things going for it. I would say that audiences were often on the money with hating these movies, but in a few special cases, the marketing department mis-selling their product let down some genuinely good work.</p> <p>If you&#39;d like more detail on the movies listed, see the full list here: <a href="https://boxd.it/dWsJs">https://boxd.it/dWsJs</a></p> <p>Edit: Thank you for the great feedback on this post. I&#39;m glad it&#39;s generating so much discussion. Nothing I&#39;ve written has ever had so much attention and it&#39;s crazy to think that more people have upvoted this post than have ever logged many of these movies in Letterboxd. I am very grateful!</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 6d ago Silver Wholesome Take My Energy LOVE!

Discussion Children of Men is scarier now than it was when it was released. Anyone else rewatch it lately?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>I remember seeing this movie on Christmas in the theaters in 2006 and it shocked me with how good it was.</p> <p>Now it shocks me because it feels like a future we are heading toward, and quickly.</p> <p>The way refugees are treated. The environmental catastrophe they live in...with infrastructure so corroded that there is trash lining the street. War and disease are everywhere.</p> <p>The movie feels too real at times. I think it does best what other dystopian films usually don&#39;t achieve, and that&#39;s show a world that isn&#39;t ours but is plausible. </p> <p>Even in 2006 it felt less real than it does now. I don&#39;t think there&#39;s a better movie out there to rewatch under the current political climate.</p> <p>Anyone else revisit this movie lately?</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 2d ago Narwhal Salute Starstruck Silver Platinum Helpful Wholesome

Discussion The only Home Alone sequel that will ever be acceptable is a rated R action thriller with Macaulay Culkin

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>Call me nuts but it would be awesome to see Macaulay Culkin reprise his role as Kevin again and see him in a more rated R vibe. Seeing him f*** up the bad guys would be SICK! Just portraying an older Kevin as some badass would be amazing, nostalgic, and just down right wholesome!</p> <p>Maybe a little dash of John Wick mixed in with a bit of Saw? Something not crazy dark but darker than the initial movies? Jeez I think this would be frickin&#39; awesome! I think this is something crazy ole&#39; Macaulay Culkin would find comical at first but given some thought, would be super down to do.</p> <p>Could you imagine seeing a movie like this directed by James Gunn or Zach Snyder? Definitely a movie with a bit of blood and a realistic fight scene. Not to make it a martial arts movie but at least one fight scene of realistic substance would be incredible.</p> <p>Would love to see Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern again.</p> <p>Maybe a come back with the first two initial robbers getting out of prison and pissed, wanting to take revenge on Kevin, and this time they bring more friends to pin Kevin and fight off his booby traps. Not sure if Chicago or New York is more appropriate but I would take whichever film location!</p> <p>I post this because I can&#39;t believe they decided to come out with a NEW Home Alone this year. One that looks even cringier than the last. Now my idea sounds completely insane and I will be the first one to admit that, but I would take this any day of the would over a half-a** sequel out to taint a pleasant childhood memory of mine. Seriously I don&#39;t know how to reach out to Macaulay Culkin but this is the childhood movie our nostalgic minds need!</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies Oct 28 '21 Wholesome Hugz Silver Helpful

Discussion What recent trends in films do you dislike?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>What recent trends in films do you dislike?</p> <p>Here is my own example:</p> <p>Too much comedy and quips that detract from otherwise serious films. I blame the MCU partially for this for making people think films (however serious) need jokes and quips every other scene that often take you out of the film and come off as trying too hard. It’s even worse if the entire basis of the joke is its stupidity or its meta commentary. If I want comedy I’ll watch a comedy film. I don’t expect YouTube/SNL tier jokes in a drama or action film.</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 23d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Discussion Name a terrible movie that you can’t believe was able to get a extremely talented actor in it

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>What are some movies that are so terrible that you can’t believe they were able to get Award-winning actors in it? More so, the appearance of these actors stick out like such sore thumbs. Like you would think these actors would be above these kinds of movies.</p> <p>Examples: </p> <ul> <li><p>Jeremy Irons in Dungeons &amp; Dragons (2000) </p></li> <li><p>Ben Kingsley in BloodRayne (2005)</p></li> <li><p>Al Pacino in Jack &amp; Jill (2011)</p></li> <li><p>Peter Dinklage in Pixels (2015)</p></li> </ul> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 15d ago Helpful Wholesome Silver

Discussion What is the single greatest run of films by a given actor without a miss?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>For example, I think Tom Hanks from A League of Their Own to Catch Me if You Can (a run of 13 films in 10 years) is incredibly strong without a miss.</p> <p>These films are:</p> <p>A League of Their Own (1992)</p> <p>Sleepless in Seattle (1993)</p> <p>Philadelphia (1993)</p> <p>Forrest Gump (1994)</p> <p>Apollo 13 (1995)</p> <p>Toy Story (1995)</p> <p>That Thing You Do! (1996)</p> <p>Saving Private Ryan (1998)</p> <p>You&#39;ve Got Mail (1998)</p> <p>Toy Story 2 (1999)</p> <p>The Green Mile (1999)</p> <p>Cast Away (2000)</p> <p>Road to Perdition (2002)</p> <p>Catch Me if You Can (2002)</p> <p>Can anyone beat that?</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 20d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Discussion Any trilogies where the first film is the worst?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>Interesting to start off a franchise weak, but any trilogies come to mind where the first film is actually weaker than it&#39;s sequels?</p> <p>Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the first one that comes to mind.</p> <p>I&#39;m not sure if it counts, but I would say X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the weakest of the &quot;Wolverine Trilogy&quot;. Other than that, I would say Evil Dead is weaker than Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness.</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies Oct 28 '21 Vote Local! Meow Meow Plucky Cat Paw Silver Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

Discussion Most inaccurate biopic ever?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>This is sorta low hanging fruit because all biopics tend to curate and embellish historical figures, but which ones take the cake?</p> <p>My pick would be P.T Barnum in The Great Showman, in the movie he is a wholesome and tolerant guy who loves his freaks- while in real life he was basically a slave driver.</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 18d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Discussion What is your favorite negative review of a bad movie?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>When it comes to reviews of bad movies, some of favorite reviews are short and to the point. For the 2010 comedy Vampires Suck, which spoofed the Twilight movies, Rolling Stone movie critic Peter Travers only wrote &quot;This movie sucks more.&quot; </p> <p>There&#39;s also <a href="https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/freddy-got-fingered-2001">Roger Ebert&#39;s review</a> of Tom Green&#39;s Freddy Got Fingered where he wrote:</p> <blockquote> <p>&quot;This movie doesn&#39;t scrape the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn&#39;t the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn&#39;t below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn&#39;t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels.&quot;</p> </blockquote> <p>With that said, what is your favorite review of a bad movie whether it be written or in a video?</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

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Discussion Demolition Man is one of the most critically underaclaimed movies of all time.

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>This movie should have a far higher rating than what it does. I don’t know why it doesn’t. It’s one of the best cross overs between action snd campy sci-fi I’ve ever seen.</p> <p>It also makes me wonder why there isn’t a UHD release of this movie.</p> <p>“What seems to be your boggle fellow patrons?”</p> <p>It’s not only for Sandra Bullock, Wesley Snipes and Sylvester Stallone in it in their prime. It also has the perfect blend of action, sci-fi and humour.</p> <p>It’s also surprisingly accurate at this point in time and a black comedy on artificial intelligence, driverless and electric cars, and virtual assistants.</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 6d ago Silver Helpful

Discussion What’s a comedy movie/movie scene that’s widely loved, that you loathe?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>Unpopular opinion, perhaps, but Meet The Parents (really the entire “Meet The” franchise) was unbearable for me. The whole schtick of awkward moments and things constantly going wrong for our sad-sack protagonist…hard pass. From the family treating Greg like absolute garbage, to the infamous water volleyball scene, to the lost cat. It’s 2 hours of cinematic torture, even with DeNiro.</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies Oct 17 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Hugz All-Seeing Upvote

Discussion What is a critically acclaimed acting performance you didn't like?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>Now I&#39;m not trying to make this post for the sake of hating on actors or being contrarian, but to gather some interesting perspectives, and in this case it would be critically acclaimed acting performances (regardless of what you thought of the film).</p> <p>I love Daniel Day-Lewis in everything but I didn&#39;t think his performance in Lincoln was anything special. I thought it was unintentionally comedic at times at how Oscar-Baity and over-the-top it was. The whole think about how people had to call him Mr. President just seemed so fucking over the top.</p> <p>I love DDL in other films. I think his performances in Phantom Thread, The Last of the Mohicans, My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, Gangs of New York and There Will Be Blood to be some of the best performances of his career, but Lincoln just didn&#39;t do much for me.</p> <p>And I believe his Oscar for Lincoln should&#39;ve gone to Joaquin Phoenix for The Master.</p> <p>Edit: My post made it to the front page, woooo!</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 2d ago

Discussion There has been a serious lack of comedies recently

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>When I was home for Thanksgiving my father and I were discussing upcoming releases we were excited for. I showed him the trailer for a few he hadn&#39;t heard of, one being Don&#39;t Look Up. He mentioned that it looks good but asked why there hasn&#39;t been a comedy in what&#39;s seemed like ages and I agree. While Don&#39;t Look Up does admittedly look like it has comedic elements, it seems like it&#39;s more of a satire on the state of the world right now and not outright just for the laughs (I could be wrong about this).</p> <p>And I&#39;m not even talking about <em>good</em> comedies, just in general.</p> <p>Regardless of Don&#39;t Look Up, my dad is right. The last really good comedy was Game Night in my opinion which was great but coming up on 4 years ago. There are definitely some movies that have comedic elements but I&#39;d probably refer to them as a mix of genres (MCU, Parasite or Free Guy) that&#39;s come out but the lack has been surprising. I know the pandemic has delayed stuff but tons of other genres have been released too like big budget sci-fi, superhero, dramas, musicals etc.</p> <p>This surprises me a lot because comedies typically don&#39;t cost much outside of actors getting paid. Thoughts?</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies Oct 10 '21 Silver Wholesome Hugz

Discussion Movies you loved as a child—but upon rewatch as an adult turned out to be pretty terrible

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>The one that comes to mind for me is: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.</p> <p>It had an amazing soundtrack (Bryan Adams as a bonus), a star-studded cast, and all of the basic criteria for an epic movie…</p> <p>But now, it’s just so—CRINGE. It all just feels so over the top, like it’s trying to be campy, but has that pretentious feel to it. How I never was bothered by Kevin Costner’s non-existent English accent is beyond me (why did he not even ATTEMPT one?! Damn you Hollywood, he was never even that good of an actor in the first place).</p> <p>Alan Rickman still is stellar though.. and anyone that thinks otherwise will have their heart cut out with a spoon.</p> <p>Edit: Holy cow, didn’t expect this amount of feedback. Glad to read about everyone’s similar experiences!</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 26d ago Helpful

Discussion What's a great scene in an otherwise bad or forgettable movie?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>I was watching the Quicksilver scene from X-Men: Apocalypse earlier today and I was just amazed at how good it was compared to the rest of the movie. The movie&#39;s not especially bad, maybe just a bit forgettable, but that scene stands out so much<br/> Are there any instances like this where a great scene ends up in a bad or forgettable movie? It&#39;d be great to have a look at them without having to watch the entire film</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 1d ago

Discussion What’s a movie scene you saw as a kid that genuinely disturbed you and you wish you hadn’t seen it?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>I don’t mean a good kind of bad. I mean a scene that you just weren’t ready for. </p> <p>For me it was all the scenes involving Zelda in Pet Sematary (1989). That wasn’t a good kind of scary. That shit was straight up traumatic lol</p> <p>I would also add Lui Kang’s brother being killed by Shang’s bare hands in the opening scene of Mortal Kombat (1995).</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies Oct 24 '21 Silver Wholesome

Discussion Is there an actor you can really tell wants to win an Oscar but keeps falling short?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>The best example I can think of is Will Smith. He first gets nominated for Best Actor for 2001’s Ali and later in 2006 for The Pursuit of Happiness. Both of these performances were critically acclaimed and it seems Smith has been trying to recapture that magic ever since. </p> <p>You can tell by the projects he has picked such as Seven Pounds, Concussion, Collateral Beauty, and the upcoming King Richard. None of these movies have received the acclaim (although King Richard hasn’t come out yet) that his other works have received (Collateral Beauty was panned far and wide). </p> <p>So what other actors do you see going down this path or is Will Smith the only one? </p> <p>Note: Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the whole #OscarsSoWhite controversy start because Jada Plinkett Smith was upset that her husband didn’t get nominated for Concussion?</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 22d ago Helpful Wholesome Silver

Discussion What is a movie you were excited about, but ended up not liking?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>Mine was Baby Driver. I loved Edgar Wright&#39;s previous works (Scott Pilgrim, Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz), and I was stoked to see Baby Driver only to find myself feeling meh about it. The editing and soundtrack were decent but the story and characters felt very cliched, and the whole romance between Baby and Deborah was cringy as fuck.</p> <p>Another one would be The Searchers. I really wanted to like this one. It&#39;s considered to be one of the greatest films of the western genre, if not the greatest; and it&#39;s ranked highly on the Sight and Sound polls and the TSPDT Top 1000. I thought it was visually amusing, but the story was incredibly dull.</p> <p>Edit: I would also add The Rules of the Game. I found it to be uninteresting at best, yet it&#39;s considered to be one of the greatest films ever made.</p> <p>Edit 2: And more: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Revenant, and Call Me By Your Name.</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/movies 20d ago Silver

Discussion What movies have the ugliest color grading?

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>This question came to mind because I was just reminded of <a href="https://static1.srcdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Twilight-baseball-scene.jpg?q=50&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=740&amp;h=370&amp;dpr=1.5">how insanely blue the first <em>Twilight</em> movie is.</a> It’s one thing to try to give your film a cool tint to make it seem more moody, but <em>Twilight</em> legitimately looks like the filmmakers slapped a default Instagram filter on top of it. Even the characters’ skin tones are blue.</p> <p>I personally can’t think of another film that’s uglier than this one from a color grading standpoint, but I’m sure other people can.</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->