The Movie Thread

Hypno

Crow
There any true crime documentaries any of you recommend?
The Deliberate Stranger, which is about serial killer Ted Bundy, is good. It was a made for TV movie I believe starring Mark Harmon. I lived next door to one of his murder scences, so I got interested in his story.

Mindhunter is good also - its about the origin of the FBI profiling unit. Was a series on Netflix - there are at least 2 seasons, not sure if they are making more.

Manhunt Unabomber on netflix is also good.
 
Scarface is just the Godfather retold and set in Miami after the Mariel boat lift. It was vert powerful at the time, but seems over the top in retrospect. But I grew up on South Florida, and lots of that over the top stuff is taken from the headlines. Machine gun shootouts in mall parking lots were not uncommon, even into the late 80s. Goodfellas holds up better.

Another gem from the 80s is Body Heat. Its film noir, suspense type flick. Has a young (sexy) Kathleen Turner and Richard Hurt. Ted Danson and Mickey Rourke have small roles.

Another would be Platoon. Was revolutionary for its realism at the time, this was long before Saving Private Ryan. Also revolutionary for its cynical tone - most war films had been rah rah until then. Has an incredible cast.

Some other classics
Princess Bride
Coming to America
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Karate Kid
Rocky III
The Breakfast Club
When Harry Met Sally
ET
Caddyshack
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Ferris Beuler's Day Off
Airplane
Back to the Future
Say Anything
Trading Places
Dirty Dancing
Poltergeist
I need to finally see Trading Places. I have meant to see it for years...

I've read that a Coming to America sequel is in the works. I wonder if they will have Wakanda jokes! Lol
 

Hypno

Crow
I need to finally see Trading Places. I have meant to see it for years...

I've read that a Coming to America sequel is in the works. I wonder if they will have Wakanda jokes! Lol
really you should see all of them. They are all good films, and many have cultural significance

I left off films that were a big deal at the time, like Footloose, Ghostbusters, Saint Elmo’s fire, but really aren’t that significant
 
Watched Velvet Buzzsaw after Jay Dyer mentioned it during our show last night. The first half was pretty good, criticizing the absurdity and corruption of the “high art” world, but then it turned into a Final Destination horror movie and never really fulfilled its potential.
 
Just watched The Lighthouse, it was pretentious arthouse nonsense. I have enjoyed several other A24 films and I'm a huge fan of independent horror movies but this was a huge letdown.
Yeah, I had a friend whose opinion usually is pretty good and he recommended it, but it was ok. I though the actors did well. Some of the scenes where they were drinking was pretty funny. But the end scene was kinda stupid. And that little trick that a lot of movies do where they make something seem really mysterious - what was in the light? - when the reality is they had nothing. Remember that TV series LOST - I hate the sort of nonsense. Its cheap and pathetic.
 
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