The Movie Thread

John Saxon, who appeared with Bruce Lee in "Enter the Dragon", passed away.





R.I.P., John Saxon. Thanks for the awesome 1970's movie memories.

How sad... I recall the science fiction film he starred in, Planet Earth, which was produced by the legendary Gene Roddenberry.

"The pilot focused on gender relations from an early 1970s perspective, and is set in the year 2133. Dylan Hunt, confronted with a post-apocalyptic matriarchal society, muses, "Women's lib? Or women's lib gone mad..."

 

budoslavic

Peacock
Gold Member
Not to hijack this thread...this is an interesting announcement and development. Pedowood and Hollyweird finally got some competition.





Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. announced on Twitter his plans to create a "conservative movie studio" alternative to the liberal socialist entertainment establishment.

Sabato first revealed his plans Thursday on Twitter.

"We are putting together a plan to create a conservative movie studio for all patriots to do projects that Hollywood would never do," he tweeted.

"No more blacklisting and no more injustice from the socialist's elites," he added.

"I was blacklisted"

Sabato is an Italian immigrant and is best known for his roles in the popular television shows, "Melrose Place," "The Bold and the Beautiful," and "General Hospital."

He said that his entertainment career was sidelined after he announced his unabashed support for President Donald Trump in 2016. He also spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

"I had to sell everything," Sabato said in an interview with Variety in March.

"I had to pay all my debts. I was blacklisted," he explained. "All my representatives left me, from agents to managers to commercial agents. I literally had to move, find a new job to survive and take care of my kids."

"We are not going to be bullied"

Sabato went on to explain his new conservative entertainment endeavor in further statements.

"To all conservative producers who want to make a change this is the time, get in touch with me, and be part of our team. Right now we are In pre-production with Trail Blazers our first in line for many more & first to start our studio," he added.

"Blacklisting in Hollywood and around my industry is about to be over forever. We are not going to be bullied by you any longer!' he explained.

On Friday, he appeared to name his entertainment endeavor "Conservative Studios."

Other conservative actors have also noted the obstacles in Hollywood for those who do dare to oppose liberalism.

"They just think that conservatives are these racist, bigoted, selfish, heartless people that don't believe in helping people. Really, the opposite is true," said actress Julienne Davis in 2017 interview.

 

Salinger

Woodpecker
I watched "The Red Violin" last night for the second time. It is just a beautiful film: the story, the period costumes, the music, the cinematography, the cast of characters, etc. Highly recommended.

Just saw this on Amazon Prime last night and was very impressed. For those who haven't watched this one, it has 4 different stories that all share the same thread, The Red Violin. I'd say that all the stories are very well done, although the 2nd story was a little thin in plot. I especially loved the one involving China during the reign of Mao and the cultural revolution. Beautiful cinematography and costumes; I found this to be the high point of the film.

Don't be put off by the title like I was initially. Just watch it and I think you'll be able to appreciate what is an extraordinary film.
 

ginsu

Robin
shotcaller

the informer

two pretty good movies (for the fact they are made recently) about men who end up in prison. The first is just dark and the better one, the second is a bit lighter
 
Daniel Craig is retiring as Bond. Guess who the new 007 is? I have been watching Bond since I was a kid so this is sad.

Its about time I I stopped watching Hollywood junk anyway.

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Is she legit replacing him permanently? I thought they just teased the idea by having her be his temp replacement in the story or something. Even if they go with this route idc, I haven't watched a Bond movie since Skyfall which already had some red flags like black Moneypenny and the villain making a gay pass at Bond.
 

ginsu

Robin
Is she legit replacing him permanently? I thought they just teased the idea by having her be his temp replacement in the story or something. Even if they go with this route idc, I haven't watched a Bond movie since Skyfall which already had some red flags like black Moneypenny and the villain making a gay pass at Bond.
In the later movie bond turns into a simp for some blonde girl, and he gets one itis giving up his bachelor lifestyle. this girl also shows in the new bond movie trailer and daniel craig looks like hes alpha widowed when she shows up again. Pretty soon everything will be inverted, the men will play the role of women and the woman just play the roles of the men.
 
In the later movie bond turns into a simp for some blonde girl, and he gets one itis giving up his bachelor lifestyle. this girl also shows in the new bond movie trailer and daniel craig looks like hes alpha widowed when she shows up again. Pretty soon everything will be inverted, the men will play the role of women and the woman just play the roles of the men.
The inversion part is very true. I saw a bit of the newest Spider Man reboot, and they made the love interest into a bit of a ball buster who does a sort of push and pull game while Peter is fawning over her and doing his best to please her.
 
I am looking forward to the upcoming Dune film series. To their credit, they tried to be very loyal to the source material. I like the look of the Harkonnens being very pale, considering their polluted homeworld. I am not so sure about the casting for Paul Atreides, but if he is a talented actor, he will be able to pull off the transformation from a young noble to a messiah crusade leader. It will be hard to top the performance of Kyle MacLachlan, who comes across as more masculine than the current choice for the lead role. But then I have not seen the film yet.

The trailer is finally out!

 

Batman_

Kingfisher
I just watched Blade Runner and The Godfather for the first time...

Liked the latter, disliked the former. I can't stand 80s films... except for a few gems like Alien and the Shining.

The Godfather was pretty good. May need repeated viewings to appreciate it. It felt very timeless, like it could've came out within the past 10 years. I'm curious to see the sequels... after that, Scarface and Goodfellas are next. Not sure how the fuck I've gone the first 30 years of my life without seeing these classics...
 
Tenet. It’s ok, though probably too technical to be enjoyable. It’s also probably not a great time to watch movies that question the nature of reality. That said, overall, I think it’s worth an outing to the picture theatre to see it.
 

Monty_Brogan

Woodpecker
Gold Member
I just watched Blade Runner and The Godfather for the first time...

Liked the latter, disliked the former. I can't stand 80s films... except for a few gems like Alien and the Shining.

The Godfather was pretty good. May need repeated viewings to appreciate it. It felt very timeless, like it could've came out within the past 10 years. I'm curious to see the sequels... after that, Scarface and Goodfellas are next. Not sure how the fuck I've gone the first 30 years of my life without seeing these classics...
Have you seen Cocktail with Cruise? I absolutely love that movie and it’s the ultimate ‘80’s flick.

Heritage American, and everyone is slim. It’s a feel good movie that’s leaps and bounds better than the nonsense today.
 

Salinger

Woodpecker
I just watched Blade Runner and The Godfather for the first time...

Liked the latter, disliked the former. I can't stand 80s films... except for a few gems like Alien and the Shining.

The Godfather was pretty good. May need repeated viewings to appreciate it. It felt very timeless, like it could've came out within the past 10 years. I'm curious to see the sequels... after that, Scarface and Goodfellas are next. Not sure how the fuck I've gone the first 30 years of my life without seeing these classics...
I'm curious as to why you didn't like Blade Runner...seeing that you're the first guy in the history of ever to diss the film.
 

Thomas More

Hummingbird
I'm curious as to why you didn't like Blade Runner...seeing that you're the first guy in the history of ever to diss the film.
I like Blade Runner, but several times when I've tried to watch it again and pick up on all the nuances and foreshadowing, I've fallen asleep.

I also tell asleep watching the sequel.
 

Batman_

Kingfisher
I'm curious as to why you didn't like Blade Runner...seeing that you're the first guy in the history of ever to diss the film.
Extremely slow pacing, lots of silly headscratchers, the plot was overall pretty weak, the antagonists acted like typical 80s villains (complete with making weird noises and shouting jibberish for no reason), also the film had a very distinct "80s vibe" which I found very annoying since it was supposed to be set in the future. The cinematography was gorgeous though and it was good to look at.
 

Salinger

Woodpecker
Extremely slow pacing, lots of silly headscratchers, the plot was overall pretty weak, the antagonists acted like typical 80s villains (complete with making weird noises and shouting jibberish for no reason), also the film had a very distinct "80s vibe" which I found very annoying since it was supposed to be set in the future. The cinematography was gorgeous though and it was good to look at.
The pacing isn't that slow. But I guess if you compare it to today's adrenaline-filled movies, it would seem that way. The premise is excellent. Androids returning to their creator demanding an extension to their life; much like humans asking God for more years on Earth. The plotting of the film, IMO, seemed to be done as well as possible and even managed to create a mystery about whether or not the protagonist is actually a replicant himself.

I admit the film has a very 80s vibe to it. How can it not when you see advertisements for Atari and neon signs light up a futuristic Los Angeles. Plus, you have the Vangelis soundtrack which really throws it into 80s overdrive. However, I think the soundtrack and the film itself hold up very well after all these years.

P.S. - If you dislike the 80s, you'll probably be disappointed with Scarface which also has an unmistakable 80s soundtrack.
 

ball dont lie

Kingfisher
Gold Member
I just watched Blade Runner and The Godfather for the first time...

Liked the latter, disliked the former. I can't stand 80s films... except for a few gems like Alien and the Shining.

The Godfather was pretty good. May need repeated viewings to appreciate it. It felt very timeless, like it could've came out within the past 10 years. I'm curious to see the sequels... after that, Scarface and Goodfellas are next. Not sure how the fuck I've gone the first 30 years of my life without seeing these classics...
I cant stand any movies made in the last 20 years. 90s and 80s movies were the peak of cinema so far. Anything is possible in the future, but in recent years maybe 2-3 movies were worth watching and the rest were garbage.

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?year=1994&title_type=feature&ref_=tt_ov_inf

Check out the link, 1994 highest rated movies, imdb - Pulp Fiction, Shawshank redemption, Leon, Forest Gump, Legends of the Fall, Dumb and Dumber, The Lion King etc. Even the cheesy movies are better than the best ones out in the last 5 years.



Lets check out 1985. Back to the future, Goonies, Breakfast club, Rocky IV!!, Legend, Brazil (in my top 5), Commando, etc.

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?year=1985&title_type=feature&ref_=tt_ov_inf



It used to be really easy to look by year in imdb but I think people started doing that and realizing how awful movies are. Check out any year in the 80s or 90s, it will have more excellent movies than 5-10 years in the 00s or 10s.


https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?...01-01,2018-12-31&sort=boxoffice_gross_us,desc

2018, Top movie, Black Panther, Avengers, Incredibles 2, Jurassic Park Reboot, Aquaman, Antman 2, Venom.

Its just a collection of bad kids movies that adult losers consume. I liked comic books too, back in 1992 when I was a kid. In the mid-90s Image comics came out and was sweet, along with Valiant comics. 30 years later I am not interested in kids stuff.


My local video rental store in the midwest was hit hard by covid, no renting for months. Movies are basically free there now, even new releases. Its $0.99 for a 5 day rental, any movies. I went, all garbage. I wanted to see Parasite, they had 1 copy and it was rented out. They had 15 copies of junk action stuff, all there. No one wanted to rent them.


Remember art is a reflection of society for the most part and what we see now is the kind of junk people scrape off their shoes. None of these movies would even be considered 20-30 years ago they are so bad. Yet they are the 'Top Grossing Movies of The Year!!!' in the 2010;s.
 
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