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therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

feedmyleg posted:

Y'all are too good at this, I've had to make a Letterboxd list. Good thing I'm in the mood for depressing foggy seaside movies all the time these days.

Did anyone mention Manchester By The Sea? By god, that's a good film.

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Power of Pecota
Aug 3, 2007

Goodness no, now that wouldn't do at all!



shoeberto posted:

I have a group of friends that I've been doing some online movie nights with and I'm looking for suggestions for the next one.

I've mostly focused on movies that are absurd and/or so-bad-it's-good in a way that's fun to watch in a casual group atmosphere. So far we have watched The Room and Hausu, both of which were pretty well received.

I think the main thing is that they should be watchable and fun. And also they don't need to be just traditionally bad movies - weird/fringe/experimental is fine too.

Zazie in the Metro
Repo Man

feedmyleg posted:

I want something with fog, sweaters, seaside, and maybe a fishing village. Ideally something spooky, but not necessarily. Perhaps a melancholic atmosphere, but not necessarily.

Already seen but would fit the bill: The Lighthouse, The Fog, The Wicker Man, and a bunch of BBC folk horror.

No sweaters, but if you want ominous seaside village House of Sand and Fog comes to mind

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



Do any of you see movies of your own creation in your head? Or is it just me that's brain damaged enough to do this?

Anyway, just now I was imagining a near-future sci fi movie about a 40-something failed left wing journalist and podcaster who's at the end of his rope. He can't pay rent, but he gets a tip about a cadre of Maoists who have a secret cache of guns and drugs to steal. So he gets a heist together. Except that it's a trap, and the Maoists are cops. It's got a very Children of Men-ish vibe.

So, is there anything out there already, uh, like this? Or at least toned down a little to "desperate journalist turns to crime"?

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


Nightcrawler or Fletch

morestuff fucked around with this message at 04:01 on Aug 29, 2020

NObodyNOWHERE
Apr 24, 2007

Now we are all sons of bitches.


Hell Gem

Ramrod Hotshot posted:

..."desperate journalist turns to crime"

The Passenger (1975)

Not action or sci-fi though. It's slow and full of existential dread/despair. Awesome if it's your cup of tea. It is very much mine.

regulargonzalez
Aug 18, 2006
UNGH LET ME LICK THOSE BOOTS DADDY HULU YES YES GIVE ME ALL THE CORPORATE CUMMIES ADBLOCK USERS DESERVE THE DEATH PENALTY, DON'T THEY DADDY?
WHEN THE RICH GET RICHER I GET HORNIER


Ramrod Hotshot posted:

Do any of you see movies of your own creation in your head? Or is it just me that's brain damaged enough to do this?

Anyway, just now I was imagining a near-future sci fi movie about a 40-something failed left wing journalist and podcaster who's at the end of his rope. He can't pay rent, but he gets a tip about a cadre of Maoists who have a secret cache of guns and drugs to steal. So he gets a heist together. Except that it's a trap, and the Maoists are cops. It's got a very Children of Men-ish vibe.

So, is there anything out there already, uh, like this? Or at least toned down a little to "desperate journalist turns to crime"?

Haha I do this too. I have a whole zombie action-comedy film in my head starring Woody Harrelson, and a Farrelly Brothers-style comedy about two rival summer camps, one for fat kids and one for little people, and it's a sports competition between them, and the opening scene is a recreation of the opening to Chariots of Fire but, you know, with a fat kid and a midget.

Anyway, no idea about your movie.

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



regulargonzalez posted:

Haha I do this too. I have a whole zombie action-comedy film in my head starring Woody Harrelson, and a Farrelly Brothers-style comedy about two rival summer camps, one for fat kids and one for little people, and it's a sports competition between them, and the opening scene is a recreation of the opening to Chariots of Fire but, you know, with a fat kid and a midget.

Anyway, no idea about your movie.

Haha I would watch the poo poo out of that summer camp movie. And good news your first one, it's called Zombieland.

regulargonzalez
Aug 18, 2006
UNGH LET ME LICK THOSE BOOTS DADDY HULU YES YES GIVE ME ALL THE CORPORATE CUMMIES ADBLOCK USERS DESERVE THE DEATH PENALTY, DON'T THEY DADDY?
WHEN THE RICH GET RICHER I GET HORNIER


Ramrod Hotshot posted:

Haha I would watch the poo poo out of that summer camp movie. And good news your first one, it's called Zombieland.

I know no one will believe me but I had the idea first. Some great set pieces, including a spooky scene with our heroes sneaking through a funeral home while a Muzak version of Pearl Jam - Alive plays.

Telebite
Aug 23, 2018



Did anyone see the new Bill & Ted? Any good? Overly nostalgic?

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Telebite posted:

Did anyone see the new Bill & Ted? Any good? Overly nostalgic?

Thread.

married but discreet
May 7, 2005




Taco Defender

I want tree porn. Without Name, Colour out of Space, not Evil Dead. Asking for a friend.

Sir Kodiak
May 14, 2007




Malick's The New World has a lot of pretty tree footage. Leave No Trace on Amazon Prime could work. Not if it has to be horror, though.

married but discreet
May 7, 2005




Taco Defender

Any trees, horror or not, I wanna see the large bois

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Princess Mononoke

e: just watched Flash Gordon and that had some real big bois

Roumba
Jun 29, 2005


Buglord

For recent sci-fi or western-via-sci-fi, maybe check out Annihilation or Prospect? Prospect has plenty of tree time and big space-sequoias(?), while Annihilation has some great scenes and effects, but it isn't 90% in the forest, it's a little more varied.
Action: First Blood or Predator (the originals from the 80s) are two forest-y classics and absolute must-sees if you've avoided them somehow.
In the Drama/Mystery/Romance/ExperimentalWhatever&MetaphorGalore category, try The Fountain. The Tree of Life is a central character/theme. Lower actual screen time with trees, but very memorable visuals and music.

There's also this great PBS documentary where our wonderfully calming narrator sits in a tree and watches big eagles do eagle things in an Amazonian megatree. PBS's site has a few clips to see if you are interested before you go combing around youtube or whatever: https://www.pbs.org/video/nature-a-hungry-harpy/.

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


Ramrod Hotshot posted:

Do any of you see movies of your own creation in your head? Or is it just me that's brain damaged enough to do this?

Anyway, just now I was imagining a near-future sci fi movie about a 40-something failed left wing journalist and podcaster who's at the end of his rope. He can't pay rent, but he gets a tip about a cadre of Maoists who have a secret cache of guns and drugs to steal. So he gets a heist together. Except that it's a trap, and the Maoists are cops. It's got a very Children of Men-ish vibe.

So, is there anything out there already, uh, like this? Or at least toned down a little to "desperate journalist turns to crime"?

I finished a short this year and the whole time I was making it I had the movie and certain scenes doing circles in my head. It feels a little like being a crazy person. So just really produce this and you'l feel better.

fenix down
Jan 12, 2005



feedmyleg posted:

Princess Mononoke

e: just watched Flash Gordon and that had some real big bois
Good picks! I was thinkin Ferngully & Avatar.

El Graplurado
Mar 24, 2004
I do backflips when you're not looking.

The Cloud Capped Star, Old Joy, Charisma, La Libertad, Baobab Play

Dekko
May 23, 2007


I'd like to watch some Westerns, but mountain/snowy ones. I can think of The Revenant, Ravenous, Hateful Eight and maybe the True Grit remake off the top of my head.

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


Dekko posted:

I'd like to watch some Westerns, but mountain/snowy ones. I can think of The Revenant, Ravenous, Hateful Eight and maybe the True Grit remake off the top of my head.

Jeremiah Johnson or The Great Silence would work

UNRULY_HOUSEGUEST
Jul 19, 2006

mea culpa


Dekko posted:

I'd like to watch some Westerns, but mountain/snowy ones. I can think of The Revenant, Ravenous, Hateful Eight and maybe the True Grit remake off the top of my head.

McCabe and Mrs Miller is a great one.

married but discreet
May 7, 2005




Taco Defender

The Dark Valley (2014) is a western set in the Austrian alps, can't get any more snowy/mountainy.

Manager Hoyden
Mar 5, 2020



I'm looking for straight up haunted house movies, like amityville horror or haunting of hill house. Which ones are the pick of the litter?

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


The Haunting, The House on Haunted Hill, The Legend of Hell House

Wizchine
Sep 17, 2007

Television is the retina
of the mind's eye.


The Changeling (1980)

Debbie Does Dagon
Jul 8, 2005





Crimson Peak is a good modern one

fenix down
Jan 12, 2005



Manager Hoyden posted:

I'm looking for straight up haunted house movies, like amityville horror or haunting of hill house. Which ones are the pick of the litter?
Relic (2020) is worth checking out if you haven't seen.

Alfred P. Pseudonym
May 29, 2006

And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss goes 8-8



Manager Hoyden posted:

I'm looking for straight up haunted house movies, like amityville horror or haunting of hill house. Which ones are the pick of the litter?

House (1977)

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



The Conjuring flicks are probably what you're after if you haven't seen em. The Old Dark House is great if you want to check out one of the OGs.

But also let me recommend Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow, The Ghost & Mr.Chicken, Topper, The Ghost Breakers, and Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein, which are almost certainly not what you're after but are a campy good time.

Sir Kodiak
May 14, 2007




Poltergeist (1982) isn't the scariest movie, but it's a lot of fun, and worth seeing to have seen if you haven't before.

Manager Hoyden
Mar 5, 2020



Nice that'll keep me entertained for a while, thanks everyone.

Telebite
Aug 23, 2018



Just watched I'm Thinking of Ending Things, new Charlie Kaufman film on Netflix

A slow burn (over 2 hours) with two separate 20 minute long car scenes.

It's really good.

Origami Dali
Jan 7, 2005

Get ready to fuck!
You fucker's fucker!
You fucker!


I just watched Planet of the Vampires and really enjoyed that 50's-60's Forbidden Planet/early Star Trek type aesthetic. You know, colorful landscapes and weird local plant life, midcentury modern looking doodads on top of boxy tech with big flashing buttons. Real EC comics Weird Science type stuff. Theramins on the soundtrack. I'm looking for more of all of that. What are some good ones?

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



The Green Slime, Fantastic Voyage, Planeta Bur, The Angry Red Planet, and This Island Earth are what you're after. There's a ton of 50s b-grade material like War of the Satellites and its ilk that fit the bill, but it tends to be very stuffy.

If you really want something fun I'd recommend looking at some of the sci-fi TV of the 60s like Fireball XL5, Space: 1999, Lost in Space. Fireball in particular is a hidden gem, and Shout Factory TV has it streaming for free in HD.

feedmyleg fucked around with this message at 13:14 on Sep 11, 2020

fenix down
Jan 12, 2005



feedmyleg posted:

The Green Slime, Fantastic Voyage, Planeta Bur, The Angry Red Planet, and This Island Earth are what you're after. There's a ton of 50s b-grade material like War of the Satellites and its ilk that fit the bill, but it tends to be very stuffy.

If you really want something fun I'd recommend looking at some of the sci-fi TV of the 60s like Fireball XL5, Space: 1999, Lost in Space. Fireball in particular is a hidden gem, and Shout Factory TV has it streaming for free in HD.
Great picks! My first thought was Robinson Crusoe on Mars and Queen of Blood.

Sir Kodiak
May 14, 2007




After, and I do mean after, you watch some of the classics posted, check out Prometheus, which is a modern love letter to those sorts of movies.

Origami Dali
Jan 7, 2005

Get ready to fuck!
You fucker's fucker!
You fucker!


Thanks for the space recs y'all.

feedmyleg posted:

The Green Slime, Fantastic Voyage, Planeta Bur, The Angry Red Planet, and This Island Earth are what you're after. There's a ton of 50s b-grade material like War of the Satellites and its ilk that fit the bill, but it tends to be very stuffy.

If you really want something fun I'd recommend looking at some of the sci-fi TV of the 60s like Fireball XL5, Space: 1999, Lost in Space. Fireball in particular is a hidden gem, and Shout Factory TV has it streaming for free in HD.

I was trying to watch Planeta Bur (Planet of Storms) the other night and man that could use a full restoration. I guess this is a forgotten gem. The only copies I could find subtitled are on youtube, and the subs on one version were not a great translation and the copy with better subs were like 5-10 seconds out of sync.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Yeah, for Bur I had to turn to less than legitimate means for an acceptable copy, and even then I think I may have had to re-sync the audio in VLC. Still, worth it just due to how visually fantastic it is.

Or you can always watch one of the Corman hack jobs

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Peppy, preppy 80s? Just that height of joyful bubblegum consumerism and big hair and jazzercize and malls and pink/teal puffy idealism?

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regulargonzalez
Aug 18, 2006
UNGH LET ME LICK THOSE BOOTS DADDY HULU YES YES GIVE ME ALL THE CORPORATE CUMMIES ADBLOCK USERS DESERVE THE DEATH PENALTY, DON'T THEY DADDY?
WHEN THE RICH GET RICHER I GET HORNIER


feedmyleg posted:

Peppy, preppy 80s? Just that height of joyful bubblegum consumerism and big hair and jazzercize and malls and pink/teal puffy idealism?

To a greater or lesser degree, some 80s af movies:

The oeuvre of John Hughes
Innumerable mid-80s teen films (License to Drive, Just One of the Guys, Can't Buy Me Love)
The Billionaire Boys Club (1987)
The Secret of My Success
Miami Vice to some degree. Fashion and style-wise it was an enormous influence. But it's not so idealistic.

E: Weird Science

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