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Have to admit I think The Dark Knight is a movie that hasn't aged well at all. It's a pretty cringy movie that's elevated by a phenomenal performance by Heath Ledger.
Jun 14, 2017 11:40 PM
He'll get revenge on the virtual line-stepper.
Apr 13, 2017 11:22 PM
Chungking Express's first half. I absolutely loved the second one but hated the first yet some people with similar sensibilities to me keep telling me to give the first half another shot so I will soon enough. One that I personally feel people should give a second shot to is Only God Forgives - if just for the aesthetics - I think it's a fine film. The Neon Demon OTOH I couldn't even finish. Just brutal.
Mar 31, 2017 7:57 PM
Apex Predator
138No mention of Pacino in 'Glengarry Glen Ross'? Or 'Scent of a Woman'? Or just 90's Pacino in general?

Huah! The tango was pretty good. But Scent of a Woman was just weak. And scenery chewing Pacino winning the Oscar for that performance? Pathetic.

Also will throw in Dano in 12 Years a Slave. His scene where he tries to kick must be seen to be disbelieved.

Paul Dano screaming out '' I'm sorry! '' while getting his ass whooped was probably the best part of 12 Years a Slave.
Mar 31, 2017 7:16 PM
Grow thicker skin, dipshit. Your movies suck.
Mar 25, 2017 12:39 AM
David Bailey
Quite-Gone GenieThis is why I rarely make threads.

With these recent "Your Top 20 Best & 5 Worst Films of the [decade]" threads that have been popping up... making me take a closer look at the bottom of my list of movies... it got me thinking, what if the Razzie Awards went further back than 1980... what would be my picks for Worst Picture, Worst Actor, Worst Director for movie from the 1970's, 1960's, 1950's, etc.

Ya think it's "thread worthy"?

Retro-active Razzie Awards - Your All Time Picks for Worst Picture, Actor, Director, etc

Where can I get approval for this thread/topic?

Just start it. There's nothing stopping you from doing it and you don't need approval.?
Mar 16, 2017 9:39 PM
New Dawn Fades - Joy Division
Mar 16, 2017 6:33 PM
Mickey Business

?the appallingly cuddly treatment of GWB by the media in recent weeks.

Yeah, what the fuck is going on there? Are we suddenly nostalgic for the guy who started the Endless War?

George W. Bush has done a good job of staying out of the spotlight and rehabilitating his public image that there's this weird thing going on where people are starting look at him more fondly/taking pity on him with that whole '' Oh, but he was a well-meaning idiot, he just manipulated by Cheney and his cronies! ''. It's a farce.
Mar 16, 2017 6:27 PM
wirthling"By your logic...", usually followed by a deformed strawmonstrosity.

Haha yeah, that's a good one.
Mar 16, 2017 6:24 PM
'' Look, you know I'm not racist but...''
Mar 16, 2017 6:24 PM
Oxnard MontalvoI think that women are badly underrepresented in the director, writer, and producer fields and that movies as a whole would benefit from more equal representation.

Hence why I didn't really understand the Oscar controversy regarding actors last year. When it comes down to it, the acting department is likely where minorities are best represented. We need more women/minorities behind the camera creating and telling stories. That would be a far greater achievement as compared to actors, who generally aren't part/the smallest contributor of the artistic process.
Mar 16, 2017 6:13 PM
The GuyWith a few exceptions, American action filmmaking has grown stale.

Even though we are living in the golden age of television, a great deal of shows are lazy and formula driven.

Roger Moore is the definitive Bond.

Agreed 100%. Any show that ends almost every episode with a cliff-hanger is a hack show. A good TV series will make you want to reflect the episode you just watched, not manipulate you into watching the next one right away. Hence why I'm not so sure that in 2017, we're currently in the golden age of television.
Mar 16, 2017 6:05 PM
Delete. Didn't realize I had already answered this.
Mar 16, 2017 6:03 PM

"I did not care for The Godfather."

No really, I didn't.

I've always enjoyed them but always preferred the Scorsese movies - Mean Streets, Goodfellas, Casino - as compared to The Godfather 1 and 2 and to take it a step further, in the Mafia Genre, I think David Chase's The Sopranos is superior to both the works of Scorsese and Coppola.
Mar 14, 2017 9:40 PM
neumdaddyEddie Lacy signs a 1-year deal with Seattle.

New Orleans (and possibly Houston) are in discussions with New England about a Malcolm Butler trade. This one's interesting because NE has a first-round tender on Butler, and I'm skeptical that the Saints will give up the #11 pick for Butler. We'll see how this one plays out, but NE definitely has leverage here.

Romo Watch update: Jerry Jones is still dragging this one out. Still feels like Houston is "in the lead" here, but who knows.

How is feastmode going to feed himself with only 3 millions guaranteed?
Mar 14, 2017 6:26 PM
So, copying this from another message board I frequent and that gave way to fantastic discussions about art and entertainment - although it also included music, some literature and more out-there topics like laugh tracks, etc. - what are some controversial opinions you have about a movie/movies in general? I'll start.

I find 1998 is such an underrated year in films. On top of my two favorite movies coming out that year - Buffalo 66 by Vincent Gallo and Seul Contre Tous by Gaspar Noe - a lot of very good movies came out that year (Happiness, The Big Lebowski, Bulworth, Another Day in Paradise, Festen, Dark City, The Idiots, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Rushmore). Just a phenomenal year really. What's funny is that 1999 is considered such a great year but I think 1998 blows it out of the water. It was also better than 1994, although much closer.
Mar 14, 2017 6:18 PM
Chungking Express (1994) - Disliked the 1st story and got blown away by the 2nd. While I liked the style and rapid, sometimes frantic filming style (sorry for my general terms, I'm not well-versed in technical terms) the 1st story - outside of the 1st scene, where the drug dealing woman is paying and preparing the smugglers, which was a trip - I was very irritated by the main character of this one. Shallow, weepy and all-around pathetic, I found his musings on love and the pineapple stunt to be the sort of stuff you'd find in lame romantic comedies. Perhaps it wasn't the story I disliked but it's main character. Just found him so irritable it ruined the 1st part of the movie for me. The 2nd part, on the other hand, I loved. I thought Faye Wong was absolutely charming, touching, funny and cute (although Julie Delpy's Celine will always be my favorite). Perhaps I might have found her more irritable if I understood the language, but damn, in Cantonese or Mandarin (sorry, I'm ignorant) it sounded sweet. Her antics and the aesthetic of certain scenes were great - for example, I loved the scene where the cop reminisces about hanging out in bed with his ex-girlfriend and playing with airplanes - and I found the rather upbeat ending perfect within the context of the second story with a build-up that did well in taking me low and then high but without having it feel tacky or cheesy. I also liked the theme - kinda like Lost in Translation, which I also liked a lot - of loneliness in such a large city. I've always found loneliness to be one of the more interesting themes in art, in general.
Mar 14, 2017 5:18 PM
This is kind of a dumb question. A happy or tragic ending isn't better then the other, it depends on the film and it's context. The only ending that should be preferred is the most effective one according to the creator of the work of art, the rest is hogwash.
Mar 13, 2017 8:41 PM
I used to watch it as a kid and loved it but never went back to it as I grew older and always kind of assumed it was a run of the mill schlocky TV series that got popular in the same vein as other 90s pop shows. Is it really that good? I might have to give it a shot, then.?
Mar 10, 2017 9:56 PM
wirthlingBrock Osweiler is going to save the Browns, Moses!

Doubt he starts/plays. The Browns essentially bought a 2nd round pick.
Mar 10, 2017 9:26 PM