[Movies] Talk about the last movie you saw 2: Electric Threadaloo

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I haven't seen Up since the theater. A few weeks ago, my girls were watching it and I stopped what I was doing and caught the bit about the old guy getting older with his wife. I broke down with full-on boo-hooing. I had to go the garage so my girls didn't see their dad lose it to a cartoon. My wife came downstairs and found me in the dark garage and thought something was seriously wrong.
 
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I haven't seen Up since the theater. A few weeks ago, my girls were watching it and I stopped what I was doing and caught the bit about the old guy getting older with his wife. I broke down with full-on boo-hooing. I had to go the garage so my girls didn't see their dad lose it to a cartoon. My wife came downstairs and found me in the dark garage and thought something was seriously wrong.
Okay, Up just wasn't fair. If Up is playing, and you don't at least tear up, I'm assuming you're a replicant and retiring you.
 
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For the longest time, I might get a little misty-eyed, but it took a lot to make me cry. Then I hit my 30's and became a sobbing, sentimental mess.
 
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I will cry at the drop of that hat at anything sad that involves kids and parents. (Even a hint of episode 7 of Violet Evergarden destroys me still)
 

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I, too, was an unassailable wall in my 20s, no movie could make me cry no matter what. That also changed in my 30s. Now I'm like you schmoes. I don't like it! :cry:
 
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My daughter is a soulless brat who makes fun of me when I cry at things. I'm pretty sure it's just a gap in life experience.
 
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I’m quite the Stoic (no surprise). But there are still things that will come out of nowhere and just blindside me. The last two minutes of “Jurassic Bark,” the song “A Boy and His Frog,” the animated films “Cat” or “The Maker,” or the Valse Triste section of Allegro non Troppo. I mean, how can you watch a movie about a kitten so upset over his mother’s unjust death that he literally chases her soul all the way to Heaven just to try and force God to bring her back without tearing up a little?

—Patrick
 
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I started crying while watching Armageddon. At the time I was horrified that a Michael Bay movie made me feel feelings.
 
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There's an Animaniacs short, it doesn't star any of the Warners, it's just this homeless family, and the father hunts down a piece of gold wrapping paper so he can wrap a Christmas present for his son... Just... the sheer love in that piece, it gets me going every time.
 
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There's an Animaniacs short, it doesn't star any of the Warners, it's just this homeless family, and the father hunts down a piece of gold wrapping paper so he can wrap a Christmas present for his son... Just... the sheer love in that piece, it gets me going every time.
For me it was Tiny Toons' "The Kite," with "Strung-Along Kitty" in second.

--Patrick
 
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I’m quite the Stoic (no surprise). But there are still things that will come out of nowhere and just blindside me. The last two minutes of “Jurassic Bark,” the song “A Boy and His Frog,” the animated films “Cat” or “The Maker,” or the Valse Triste section of Allegro non Troppo. I mean, how can you watch a movie about a kitten so upset over his mother’s unjust death that he literally chases her soul all the way to Heaven just to try and force God to bring her back without tearing up a little?

—Patrick
Are you referring to this one? Because that also got me a bit sniffly when I watched it for the first time.

 
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Are you referring to this one? Because that also got me a bit sniffly when I watched it for the first time.
Yes! The trouble with trying to find it is that searching for “Cat” on the Internet (even with quotes) does not really narrow things down, and I can never remember the Asian characters that are with it.
I know I’ve posted it on the forum before, but without the unique YouTube string to search for, we’re back to trying to find one specific post with the word “Cat” in it.

—Patrick
 
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Shazam!

That was a really good superhero movie by Warner Bros. / DC.

It's foremost a movie about family and what a family is. So a fair warning to everybody who has do deal with asshole parents or grew up in a foster family. This movie will hit you hard.
Even though this movie is set in the DCU there is non of the Snyder grimdark bullshit. Thank god or the some scenes would have been really icky. Even so there are scenes were people die in gruesome ways but nothing really gory. I would say the violence level is about as high as Spider-man Homecoming. Funny enough, there is a similar scene with a person get accidental disintegrated.

I like that the setting is Philadelphia and not a fictional place like Fawcett City. That ground the movie a bit more in reality.

I was a bit surprised about the way Sivanna was defeated. Wasn't expecting them doing something like that right in the first movie.

If I want to be nitpicky: The police comes across a bit incompetent in finding Billy's mother and the people of Philadelphia are weirdly okay with a giant man in a red suit walking around. Also what's up with the Superman and Batman merch? Do both of them have some sort of deal with toy makers?

All in all a really fun superhero movie.
 
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Shazam!
If I want to be nitpicky: The police comes across a bit incompetent in finding Billy's mother and the people of Philadelphia are weirdly okay with a giant man in a red suit walking around. Also what's up with the Superman and Batman merch? Do both of them have some sort of deal with toy makers?
If I remember the comics correctly, Superman (who has SOME legal status as that identity apparently, considering he's addressed as such during congressional hearings) has a business inc that has granted his likeness rights to a corporation for their use in merch and such, with the funds from his share going to charities in his name. He doesn't have any say in what they put out or produce, beyond certain guidelines and a provision that they can't put out something that would directly damage his image. Bruce Wayne may or may not be involved.

As for Batman... Batman Inc. is a thing and it's run under Bruce Wayne's authority. All the profits go to Wayne Foundation to fund it's various charity projects.

Or that's how it's handled in the comics anyway. It might be different in the movies. I know Marvel doesn't do this for Spider-man explicitly because it would solve half his problems and it's a running joke when it gets brought up, like during Avengers Academy.
 
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Or that's how it's handled in the comics anyway. It might be different in the movies. I know Marvel doesn't do this for Spider-man explicitly because it would solve half his problems and it's a running joke when it gets brought up, like during Avengers Academy.
I think that the Raimi movies had people selling unlicensed Spider-Man merchandise.
 
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If you're a superhero with a secret identity, how are you going to sue someone for using your likeness without revealing who you are?
Exactly. In Avengers Academy, Spider-man talks about the importance of a secret identity for some heroes and some of the problems he's had for it.

- Mettle (a kid with red iridium for skin and a skull face) points out that it's pointless for him to worry about it, because he can't protect his identity nor will he ever have a normal life. Spidey concedes the point.
- Another kid points out that he's basically just one cellphone camera photo away from having wasted his time.
- Another kid (I wanna say Lightspeed) points out that he could do a lot more (objective) good by patenting his webbing and selling it for millions. This is after his "wrestle for money" story about how his Uncle died and he points out he can't cash a check as Spider-man.
- Striker points out that he could set up a business in a trust, have the checks in the business name, and then just deduct the money from the business account. Spidey basically gives up at that point.

Mind you, the reason all these kids are in a class together is because it's been decided they were the most likely to become super villains at some point and this is essentially reform school for them.
 
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Mind you, the reason all these kids are in a class together is because it's been decided they were the most likely to become super villains at some point and this is essentially reform school for them.
Well that sounds like a terrible idea. Put all these kids together & they're probably more likely to form a new super villain team than reform.
 
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Watched The Highway Men on Netflix. It was pretty good. I knew about how Bonnie and Clyde died, but I didn't know what led up to it.
I also didn't realize the how much they were idolized. People are crazy AF.
I don't know if Costner was trying to act tough and quiet, but it came across to me like he wasn't happy to be there. Which I guess that was kind of his character's POV. Also, the story about how him and his partner killed 50 men was fucking nuts.
Kathy Bates was wasted in her role. I don't know why she didn't have more screen time.
 
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Watched The Highway Men on Netflix. It was pretty good. I knew about how Bonnie and Clyde died, but I didn't know what led up to it.
I also didn't realize the how much they were idolized. People are crazy AF.
I don't know if Costner was trying to act tough and quiet, but it came across to me like he wasn't happy to be there. Which I guess that was kind of his character's POV. Also, the story about how him and his partner killed 50 men was fucking nuts.
Kathy Bates was wasted in her role. I don't know why she didn't have more screen time.
Frank Hamer was one of those men that lived up to the reputation of "One riot, One ranger."

He was a badass, a good man, and a bad man.
 
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Watched The Highway Men on Netflix. It was pretty good. I knew about how Bonnie and Clyde died, but I didn't know what led up to it.
I also didn't realize the how much they were idolized. People are crazy AF.
I don't know if Costner was trying to act tough and quiet, but it came across to me like he wasn't happy to be there. Which I guess that was kind of his character's POV. Also, the story about how him and his partner killed 50 men was fucking nuts.
Kathy Bates was wasted in her role. I don't know why she didn't have more screen time.
During the Depression, a lot of people viewed gangsters as folk heroes, much as they did the James and Younger gangs of the Old West, because they largely robbed banks and the banks had screwed over most of the common folk. The Barrows gang was particularly bold and brash in their exploits.

What was done to deal with Bonnie and Clyde would probably violate a lot of rules of police conduct nowadays. But then again, police now aren't outgunned, while police then very frequently were. There was one case where a cop was covering the rear door of a building with his .38 snubnose, and Bonnie came out with her Whippet Gun (a sawed-off Browning Automatic Rifle) and opened up. He took cover behind a tree and afterwards said "That little lady filled my face full of splinters". Bonnie was 4'11" and around 90 lbs, so being able to control a BAR on automatic was impressive.
 
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Old horror movie dump:

Savageland
Really interesting, particularly how it was framed. Good creepy vibe, with no real jumpscares at all, and one of the better done documentary types.

Butterfly Kisses
Not so much. Interesting angle of the struggling filmmaker, but didn't care for the horror aspect much.

Book of Blood
It's Clive Barker. There's gore. There's dead things. There's unnecessary nudity and fucking. Overall I enjoyed it.
 
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The Favourite

I wouldn't recommend it. Gorgeous period clothes and palace setting, and yet out of all the characters, the one who would normally be the villain - Mr Harley, the leader of the Whigs and representative of the wealthy country landowners - is almost the most sympathetic. His goals are simple - he wants to end the war in France (Queen Anne's War) because it's draining the country's wealth, and he is constantly being outmaneuvered by the Queen's lover (who is the defacto queen for about half the movie), Sarah Churchill, Lady Marlborough, who manipulates the sick and simple-minded Queen to get whatever she wants. Yes, he bullies Abigail a bit to get fer to give him information, though not as bad as half of the rest of the cast, who do it out of spite. But when Abigail gives him inside information that he uses to outmaneuver Sarah and the Queen, he pays her off handsomely, getting her a restored social position, a generous stipend of some 2,000 guineas a year (around $200,000 in today's money), and a high-ranked husband.

There is one particular laugh outloud scene, though. Abigail, paranoid about what the currently missing Sarah is doing, is mentally wargaming and scheming, while giving her husband an apparently very skillful but completely handjob while not even looking at him. When he climaxes, she nonchalantly wipes it on his breeches. For some reason, that cracked me up.

I hated the music.
 
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Watched Us. I really liked it. Like @Tress, I saw the big "surprise" coming, but I don't think it was even meant to be a surprise. Rather, I think it was supposed to be on our minds the whole time. When I left the theater, I was saying, "Well that was creepy, but I don't think it'll really stick with me. I ddn't feel scared."

Seven hours later, I'm putting the light on after a nightmare. Then last night I didn't sleep more than two hours. Jeez, I'm an impressionable wimp. I just buy in way too hard to scary movies. Or sad movies. Or anything that wants me to feel feelings.

*hides under a rock*
 
Watched Us. I really liked it. Like @Tress, I saw the big "surprise" coming, but I don't think it was even meant to be a surprise. Rather, I think it was supposed to be on our minds the whole time. When I left the theater, I was saying, "Well that was creepy, but I don't think it'll really stick with me. I ddn't feel scared."

Seven hours later, I'm putting the light on after a nightmare. Then last night I didn't sleep more than two hours. Jeez, I'm an impressionable wimp. I just buy in way too hard to scary movies. Or sad movies. Or anything that wants me to feel feelings.

*hides under a rock*
It was something I wondered from the trailers, but the movie kept me leaning back and forth on what was the case.

I don't blame you for being creeped out though:

The scope of the situation means there's no getting away from it. Your tethered knows where you are, knows what you'd do in a crisis, and is coming specifically for you before anyone else.
 
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Ever since I played Harry in our school's stage production, Mamma Mia has been one of my guilty pleasures. On a whim, I watched the movie again tonight. Still so great. Fun in some places, moving in others, awesome music, heartwarming story.

Though Pierce Brosnan's still a terrible singer.
 
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I finally saw Wreck-It Ralph which was better than I expected it to be. I really enjoyed it and want to see the sequel. Unlike so many movies about video games, this was definitely written by people who loved and appreciated both old-school arcade games and newer generation games. It's the opposite of PIXELS.
 
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