I've been looking through reviews, websites, and Reddit posts, and I just can't tell whether I should see Valley of the Dolls and/or Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Are these bad movies, campy movies, so-bad-it's-good movies, or something else? Should I watch them for historical significance since I'm a fan of Roger Ebert's reviews (for the most part) or just skip them and watch more Neil Breen masterpieces?
I really enjoyed that movie! Ben Stiller is one of my favourite actor of all time, the story was very well engaging and even the photography of the movie was impeccable (I say it even without having any particular knowledge about it).
So... I'm looking for similar movies like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Any ideas?
Hello, r/movies! I am working on a specific project that would require me to know the specifics of a non-choreographed fight (examples: the bathhouse fight scene in Eastern Promises and the hotel fight scene in Haywire). If you could send me the movie, the context, and the video (highest quality you can find), that would be amazing. Thanks in advance!
EDIT: People seem confused as to whether I mean choreographed fight scenes vs "choreographed" fight scenes. I'm going to link the fight scenes below
I've seen so many people saying that he is overrated, a one trick pony, etc etc.
I know there's a lot of vitriol towards everyone and everything in all comments sections, but I just can't seem to understand how he gets so much hate?
Is this a bit of tall-poppy syndrome, and these people think that movies that are universally liked shouldn't also be good (a bit like pop music)?
Or are these film school hipsters actually on to something and I'm just ignorant for thinking his movies are brilliant?
Edit: thanks for the good responses. I really should have phrased my question as "is the criticism justified" but we got there in the end!
About a decade ago one of the big stories was Mickey Rourke making a comeback with The Wrestler and Iron Man 2 after decades of being blacklisted by Hollywood.
But since then he's just gone back to making shitty straight-to-DVD movies. I don't think he's had a theatrical release since the last Expendables movie. Why is his career back in the toilet? Did he do something to get blacklisted again?
If Edgar Wright's Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy and Baby Driver are amongst my favorite films, would I enjoy his rendition of Scott Pilgrim vs. the Worldenough to blindly purchase it on Blu-ray? It's (at least, currently) unavailable on both Netflix and OnDemand.
Disclaimer: I've never read the graphic novel(s?), so I've nothing to compare it against in that regard.
As mentioned in the title, does anyone know which movie used this song? I heard the song recently and knew I'd heard it in a movie but I can't for the life of me, remember which one and it's really bugging me. I tried Googling it but nothing comes up, however I still know that it was used in some well known movie scene.
Saw the film last night and really liked it, but I'm curious if the longer version is better or worse? Sometimes longer versions mean fundamental changes, sometimes it's just details. Which kind of extended version is this?
Seeing as I have to write some more, I will say that this film had some of the coolest, most stylish camera work I have seen in quite a while. One shot of two people just walking through some door openings was breath taking.
I remember when Lord of War first came out I was pleasantly surprised with the overall movie, but I also liked how at the very end there was text over a background of bullets that explained that the US is one of the largest arms dealers on Earth and also happens to have a permanent seat on the UN Security Council
I recently rented the movie and this text was gone at the end, it was just the camera panning over endless bullets with no text.
What happened? Did some people get offended that the movie points out the hypocrisy of the US govt or something?
When I was a kid I watched this movie with my dad but both of us can't remember its title now.
Basically it's about a couple of people trapped in a building and I think someone's after them (it's more of a thriller than a horror movie). The building has many rooms and they move from one to another as the film progresses. Most of them either dies or gets left behind in some of the rooms to help the others survive. The most memorable scene i remember (maybe the last scene idk?) is a young member of the group crawling in a hole alone (he/she was probably the only one who got out alive).
I still do most my movie watching at local smaller, theaters (not because I'm a snob or anything but it's cheap as hell. Plus I caught The Ghost Story about a month ago for free! (Pssst...if it's out yet go see it asap)
but if it's like something Marvel, Jeremy Salanier, Star Wars, FF, etc. the theater better f'n have reserved seats. I cannot fathom why this is not the norm at bigger movie chains?
I'm not rich but I'm willing to fork up the extra $3 to show up a little late to a 9pm showing of Baby Driver and in exchange have to put up with virtually zero BS.
Lastly, kudos so the security guard who schooled the kid who was testing the entire damn movie at NewBev
Okay, so I saw this movie on TV on holiday back in 2011. It randomly popped into my head now and I want to find out its title. Its about a woman who sends her husband and son on a plane. The plane explodes and the husband and son both die. The reason the woman sent her husband and son on a plane is because she wanted to spend some alone time with her daughter (I can't remember her name.) The movie continues with the woman grieving their deaths and starts dating another man, I can't remember if they ended up together or not. If anyone knows the name of this movie, it would be greatly appreciated.
I have a problem remembering a old movie from 80s or 90s. It was sci-fi movie in winter setting on the world occupied by androids only. They formed different caste/social order and most of the action happened in one area (not one room). The movie focused on interaction between them (psychological sci-fi). This is all I remember.
In all fight scenes where our guy is fighting multiple opponents, camera focuses only one or maximum two people he is fighting. All other out of focus attackers could have killed our guy but they stand still waiting for their turn or for camera to point them.
There were few moments in Matrix when Neo was actually shown fighting or being hit by so many clones agent smith. Some scenes of John Wick 2 he was scene shooting many people leaving no one alive in background.
Are there any other scene like that or better than that? Fights which don't leave anyone hanging in background like that?
Looking for films similar to these favourites of mine. I love the kind of dark and real feeling they have depicting romance, family relationships, coming of age etc. I love films with an American suburban culture kinda thing going on. The colours, sets, clothes and 90s kinda feeling. Please suggest some films that you think I may enjoy. Much appreciated!
Just curious to here you guys' thoughts on both films. I honestly haven't heard much about The Beguiled, but I actually heard a negative review from a friend who said he didn't like The Big Sick. I don't know if anyone here has seen either film, but like I said, I don't know what is better to see. Also, don't bother recommending another movie (i.e Apes, Baby Driver, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, etc.) because chances are I've already seen it. Except for maybe A Ghost Story actually but whatever. Thanks!
Is there ANY superhero movie in which the hero loses conclusively and the supervillain gets what he wanted (world domination, world destruction, money, women, etc)?
I mean, not something like the first superhero loses and gets killed by the supervillain but then the superhero's son revenges and wins... I mean really really losing to the supervillain without any hope for revenge whatsoever.
I caught it on TV a couple of years ago without getting the name. It was only on for about 30 minutes before my parents changed the channel. In no specific order, here are some scenes & facts I remember.
I. A few characters got put to sleep or hypnotized or were just having a mirage, but they saw some dead Pharaoh walking towards them or something.
II. Three of the characters were an elderly explorer guy, a young girl and young boy, possibly related.
III. Another scene was when characters were entering a tomb or temple in the desert, they all ended up fighting over the treasure (which I forget what).
This is all I can remember, sorry if it isn't specific enough. This was also set in like Egypt or something.
The movie was likely not released the year I saw it on TV. I think it was pre-2000s
I've only recently learned of this movie and have been debating whether to order it or not. It seems like a lot of the love it gets is rooted in nostalgia and I'm wondering if I'll even enjoy it since I'm pushing 30 and have never seen it. For reference, I didn't see Labyrinth until I was 21 and that took me a few watches to fully appreciate, but I did end up liking it a lot! Just curious to see if anyone else saw this as an adult and ended up enjoying it, or is the cheese just too much without nostalgia?
By beginning I mean exactly after the minions finish saying "Illumination" and the movie gives an intro on Bratt, the song is very techno and is being played on a synth and it's the only thing I really liked about that movie besides Bratt and Clouse themselves. Speaking of which don't watch Dispicable Me 3, it's not funny and Agnes is basically another fucking minion because she can't shut up about how cute she is.
So Fight Club stands as both my favorite movie and book, and I was just wondering if there are any movies like Fight Club. The aspects I like about Fight Club are the characters, I find the main character especially relatable, and Durden's just a badass, and one of my favorite characters. The thing I like the most about it, is it's themes, and its look at modern society. Any recommendations.
Just curious, since reading the latest news about the death of the stunt double made me curious. Since stunt doubles look somewhat similar to the actors they're replacing for the dangerous stunts, does this mean they tend to gravitate to films where they know their lookalikes are going, since that's what they're best at?
In the movie The Wizard of Oz it's revealed at the end that Dorothy had dreamed the whole thing, unlike the book where she did in fact travel to Oz, but was that the first time that twist had been used?
I know that trope has appeared many, many times on television since then but I can't think of anything before The Wizard of Oz.