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Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013


If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.





Grimey Drawer

Ask for movie recommendations here!

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Lurdiak
Feb 25, 2006

I believe in a universe that doesn't care, and people that do.


I want to watch a good action movie that has zero cg blood and no computerized color correction. The more squibs the better. Please assume I have seen all the obvious top grossing ones. Bonus if it's on Netflix but it's not a necessity. Ideally not a racist power fantasy either.

FancyMike
May 7, 2007



Lurdiak posted:

I want to watch a good action movie that has zero cg blood and no computerized color correction. The more squibs the better. Please assume I have seen all the obvious top grossing ones. Bonus if it's on Netflix but it's not a necessity. Ideally not a racist power fantasy either.

What about Ringo Lamís Full Contact? Killer cast and great action. Itís no Robocop but plenty of blood. Thereís a little bit of misogyny and homophobia but not too bad compared to the Hong Kong standards of the time. Itís a fun bit of violent hyper-masculine bullshit.

https://youtu.be/oICHP1cTMgs

MY INEVITABLE DEBT
Apr 21, 2011

just one more spin

Lurdiak posted:

I want to watch a good action movie that has zero cg blood and no computerized color correction. The more squibs the better. Please assume I have seen all the obvious top grossing ones. Bonus if it's on Netflix but it's not a necessity. Ideally not a racist power fantasy either.

Hardcore Henry i believe ticks these boxes? you may have seen it. they went with practical effects throughout the movie as much as they possibly could. there are like one or two scenes i think that even have CG at all

e: i guess i was lied to about the effects in this movie

MY INEVITABLE DEBT fucked around with this message at 20:22 on Jun 13, 2019

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.

I asked this in the previous thread and got great results, so I figure I'd give it another go around: what are some films soaked in the joy and heartache and passion and self-destruction of youth? Last time I got Badlands, Streets of Fire, and Punishment Room out of it all of which felt perfect.

Samuel Clemens
Oct 4, 2013

I think we should call the Avengers.



Bande ŗ part
The Graduate
Jules et Jim


It's not much for joy, but if you want the heartache and self-destruction of youth, The Devil, Probably absolutely fits.

TychoCelchuuu
Jan 2, 2012

This space for Rent.

MY INEVITABLE DEBT posted:

Hardcore Henry i believe ticks these boxes? you may have seen it. they went with practical effects throughout the movie as much as they possibly could. there are like one or two scenes i think that even have CG at all
I'm not sure if you're joking, but that movie is like, CGed out the rear end in a top hat, including plenty of CG blood and color correction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWmXWVELig8

https://www.fxguide.com/featured/ho...hots-were-made/

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



If Guy Ritchie had just kept making the same movie over and over for his entire career, I'd have been 100% ok with that.

What are some good crime caper comedies other than Snatch, Lock Stock, and Rocknrolla?

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.

Nice Guys, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Free Fire, Pain & Gain

Crank 1 and 2 might fit the vibe you're going for, same with Hot Fuzz, In Bruges, The Guard, and Baby Driver. Folks around here like Smokin' Aces and Seven Psychopaths even though I didn't really care for them.

TychoCelchuuu
Jan 2, 2012

This space for Rent.

Logan Lucky.

Philthy
Jan 28, 2003



Pillbug

Lucky Number Slevin

denzelcurrypower
Jan 28, 2011


Any ideas for lesser known dark crime thrillers/mysteries? Bonus points if it has a neo-noir feel. I'm thinking in the vein of Memento, Seven, Prisoners, maybe Zodiac? I've seen all the popular Korean ones too.

Skratchez
Dec 28, 2018

by FactsAreUseless


Grimey Drawer

Ornithology posted:

Any ideas for lesser known dark crime thrillers/mysteries? Bonus points if it has a neo-noir feel. I'm thinking in the vein of Memento, Seven, Prisoners, maybe Zodiac? I've seen all the popular Korean ones too.

Define lesser known. I'm still waiting for the sequel to Mr. Brooks. Copycat is probably not lesser known.

Actually just gonna pull from an IMDB list, Identity? Cold Creek Manor is sort of underrated? One Hour Photo.

I don't really know from "lesser known" I guess. I could have said Lovely Bones from memory at least, and Mystic River (needs a sequel), Sleepers. Inherent Vice. Frailty. Winter's Bone. The Human Stain.

e: there's one on the tip of my tongue that I really need to ask in the identify a movie thread that I saw once, very southern, very noir, probably not more than a decade old, sort of Grishamy (answered my own question The Gingerbread Man)

Skratchez fucked around with this message at 07:15 on Jun 19, 2019

denzelcurrypower
Jan 28, 2011


Skratchez posted:

Define lesser known. I'm still waiting for the sequel to Mr. Brooks. Copycat is probably not lesser known.

Actually just gonna pull from an IMDB list, Identity? Cold Creek Manor is sort of underrated? One Hour Photo.

I don't really know from "lesser known" I guess. I could have said Lovely Bones from memory at least, and Mystic River (needs a sequel), Sleepers. Inherent Vice. Frailty. Winter's Bone. The Human Stain.

e: there's one on the tip of my tongue that I really need to ask in the identify a movie thread that I saw once, very southern, very noir, probably not more than a decade old, sort of Grishamy (answered my own question The Gingerbread Man)

Thanks! I'd say most of those are lesser known because I've asked for the staples before and from your list only seen Identity, One Hour Photo, Frailty, and Inherent Vice. The first three meet what im looking for but I didn't like Inherent Vice, though I can see why you'd reccomend it since it is neo noir style, just not dark enough for me and I didn't get the comedy style.

I would've provided a bigger list of what I've seen to better define lesser known but I'm extremely low on sleep and can't think at the moment. It sounds like you've already provided a great list of unwatched suggestions from the minimal info I gave, I'll check them out!

FancyMike
May 7, 2007



feedmyleg posted:

I asked this in the previous thread and got great results, so I figure I'd give it another go around: what are some films soaked in the joy and heartache and passion and self-destruction of youth? Last time I got Badlands, Streets of Fire, and Punishment Room out of it all of which felt perfect.

It doesn't really hit the self-destruction part, but Linda Linda Linda has just about everything else I want out of a movie about youth. Really nails that high school feeling and is just a very nice and pleasant movie to watch. Also a great movie about being young and in a band.

Ornithology posted:

Any ideas for lesser known dark crime thrillers/mysteries? Bonus points if it has a neo-noir feel. I'm thinking in the vein of Memento, Seven, Prisoners, maybe Zodiac? I've seen all the popular Korean ones too.

Have you seen Cure? Just saw it recently and it's easily my favorite of the serial killer procedural/horror genre.

UNRULY_HOUSEGUEST
Jul 19, 2006

mea culpa


Ornithology posted:

Any ideas for lesser known dark crime thrillers/mysteries? Bonus points if it has a neo-noir feel. I'm thinking in the vein of Memento, Seven, Prisoners, maybe Zodiac? I've seen all the popular Korean ones too.

I don't know if any of these are super obscure but the Pusher trilogy, A Prophet, Blue Ruin, Elle, Good Time, Killing Them Softly, Animal Kingdom, Martha May Marcy Marlene, maybe Dead Man's Shoes?

Seconding Cure. I guess you've already seen Burning but it's good enough that I'm mentioning it in case.

denzelcurrypower
Jan 28, 2011


I haven't seen any of those except Blue Ruin and the American tv series Animal Kingdom. Also forgt to mention to the other fellow I've seen Mystic River and that was a good one too with the sort of tone I'm looking for, but a bit of a strange ending. Thanks for all the reccomendations guys! Certainly I have a lot of options to check out now.

Maybe I'll start with Gingerbread Man, The Cure, and Burning.

denzelcurrypower fucked around with this message at 04:47 on Jun 20, 2019

Skratchez
Dec 28, 2018

by FactsAreUseless


Grimey Drawer

Ornithology posted:

I haven't seen any of those except Blue Ruin and the American tv series Animal Kingdom. Also forgt to mention to the other fellow I've seen Mystic River and that was a good one too with the sort of tone I'm looking for, but a bit of a strange ending. Thanks for all the reccomendations guys! Certainly I have a lot of options to check out now.

Maybe I'll start with Gingerbread Man, The Cure, and Burning.

The ending to Mystic River practically implied a sequel didn't it? Very odd but haven't seen that in a long time.

frankee
Dec 29, 2017



feedmyleg posted:

I asked this in the previous thread and got great results, so I figure I'd give it another go around: what are some films soaked in the joy and heartache and passion and self-destruction of youth? Last time I got Badlands, Streets of Fire, and Punishment Room out of it all of which felt perfect.

The Boys Next Door about a couple of outcast high school graduates who don't know what to do with lives and start committing ever increasing acts of violence

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt009077...=nm_flmg_act_79

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.

Oh drat, that's definitely going on the list! So many great suggestions here.

Class Warcraft
Apr 27, 2006



Hi folks,

I'm looking for movies that are Michael Mann adjacent - aka stylish, violent, moody. I've gone through Michael Mann's catalog and I need more.

Streaming is a plus.

Almost Blue
Apr 18, 2018


The Driver and To Live and Die in L.A. I'd throw John Boorman's Point Blank in there too if you haven't watched it. And it's a lot goofier than Mann's output, but maybe Body Double too.

UNRULY_HOUSEGUEST
Jul 19, 2006

mea culpa


To Live and Die in LA and Point Blank are solid recommendations. I'd also add Straight Time, Blood Simple, Get Carter, as well as Drive if it's not utterly obvious. Maybe Nightcrawler?

There are a few other directions you could go beyond that really. I think a lot of Mann's focus on the criminal as amoral hyperskilled professional came from the wave of French post-noir crime films, which didn't lack for mood or style. If subtitles aren't an obstacle you might check out Jean-Pierre Melville's work, e.g. Le Doulos, Le Samourai, Le Cercle Rouge.

Sk8ers4Christ
Mar 10, 2008

Lord, I ask you to watch over me as I pop an ollie off this 50-foot ramp. If I fail, I'll be seeing you.

I just finished watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It was an alright rom-com, but I really enjoyed the focus on the main characterís family and their culture. Iím looking for similar light-hearted movies where the characterís family and cultural background play a big role, things like Moonstruck, Eat Drink Man Woman, and probably a lot more I canít think of right now.

I know there are films like The Joy Luck Club that sort of fit what Iím looking for, but Iíve been in the mood for less drama and more comedy lately. I prefer non-romantic comedy, but it's fine if it is. I'm also fine with non-English movies.

Groundskeeper Silly
Sep 1, 2005

My philosophy...
The first rule is:
You look good.


Sk8ers4Christ posted:

I just finished watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It was an alright rom-com, but I really enjoyed the focus on the main characterís family and their culture. Iím looking for similar light-hearted movies where the characterís family and cultural background play a big role, things like Moonstruck, Eat Drink Man Woman, and probably a lot more I canít think of right now.

I know there are films like The Joy Luck Club that sort of fit what Iím looking for, but Iíve been in the mood for less drama and more comedy lately. I prefer non-romantic comedy, but it's fine if it is. I'm also fine with non-English movies.

I think there are some rom-com elements in it, but The Wedding Banquet is pretty good.

e: seeing that you saw Eat Drink Man Woman, you're probably already aware of this one

Sk8ers4Christ
Mar 10, 2008

Lord, I ask you to watch over me as I pop an ollie off this 50-foot ramp. If I fail, I'll be seeing you.

Groundskeeper Silly posted:

I think there are some rom-com elements in it, but The Wedding Banquet is pretty good.

e: seeing that you saw Eat Drink Man Woman, you're probably already aware of this one

I know I glanced at it long ago, but I completely forgot about it until you brought it up. Thank you!

nemesis_hub
Nov 27, 2006



What's a good movie to watch on a long plane ride? Interpret that however you want! Preferably something available to download on Itunes, Netflix, or Criterion Channel (I wish Shudder had offline viewing).

banned from Starbucks
Jul 18, 2004


Zodiac

Detective No. 27
Jun 7, 2006



Begotten.

LionYeti
Oct 11, 2008



Grimey Drawer

I'm looking for interesting thriller crime movies. Stuff where the people investigating get into the head of the killer and the world's they inhabit. Stuff like Silence of the Lambs and the first season of True Detective. I have a moderate tolerance for subtitles and very little for jump scares.

TychoCelchuuu
Jan 2, 2012

This space for Rent.

Manhunter of course.

Almost Blue
Apr 18, 2018


I'm looking for movies that are similar to River's Edge and Out of the Blue. Low-key, kind of anti-coming-of-age movies in small towns that are just sort of depressing. Fire Walk With Me might be another example, but it's more operatic than those two.

Purple Monkey
May 5, 2014

Hello

Almost Blue posted:

I'm looking for movies that are similar to River's Edge and Out of the Blue. Low-key, kind of anti-coming-of-age movies in small towns that are just sort of depressing. Fire Walk With Me might be another example, but it's more operatic than those two.

The Last Picture Show

FitFortDanga
Nov 19, 2004

Nice try, asshole



Almost Blue posted:

I'm looking for movies that are similar to River's Edge and Out of the Blue. Low-key, kind of anti-coming-of-age movies in small towns that are just sort of depressing. Fire Walk With Me might be another example, but it's more operatic than those two.

All About Lily Chou-Chou
Kes
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Rosetta
Mouchette
Il Posto

and I wanna say The Chocolate War, but I haven't seen it in a long, long time

FitFortDanga
Nov 19, 2004

Nice try, asshole



oh, thought of another one I haven't seen in ages but should fit: Wish You Were Here (1987)

DoctorGonzo
Jul 25, 2016

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


movies like the breakfast club?

TrixRabbi
Aug 20, 2010

Time for a little robot chauvinism!



DoctorGonzo posted:

movies like the breakfast club?

Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (1998)
Metropolitan (1990)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High if you've somehow never seen it.
Everything else by John Hughes obviously
The Big Chill (pretty much tonally and thematically the same as Breakfast Club except it's about aging Boomers in the mid-80's instead of Gen X teens in the mid-80's)

Alfred P. Pseudonym
May 29, 2006

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



Iím looking for some good seafaring movies. I rewatched Master and Commander last night and itís still great. Submarine movies are cool too, but mainly looking for stuff in the vein of Master and Commander.

Samuel Clemens
Oct 4, 2013

I think we should call the Avengers.



The 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty.

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Almost Blue
Apr 18, 2018


Purple Monkey posted:

The Last Picture Show

FitFortDanga posted:

All About Lily Chou-Chou
Kes
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Rosetta
Mouchette
Il Posto

and I wanna say The Chocolate War, but I haven't seen it in a long, long time

Thanks for the recs! I've seen a couple of these before but they're due for re-watch, and the other ones sound just like what I'm looking for.

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