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Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

I'm looking for anything in a similar vein to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (the 2011 film). Doesn't necessarily have to be espionage related, I just really enjoyed the whole "great actors talking their way through a convoluted situation" thing

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Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

feedmyleg posted:

The problem with wanting more things like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is that it's the best one—everything else will pale in comparison to that perfectly-wound script. For more modern stuff I'd say Fincher's films have similar qualities, Social Network especially. Frost/Nixon has a lot of that same DNA. Good Night and Good Luck. There Will Be Blood. The Constant Gardener. You can probably pull a list of "political thrillers" that will send you down a good path. But TTSS to me feels very much like a 60s/early 70s drama, so tapping into that more might scratch the itch for you—The Conversation, All the President's Men, Three Days of the Condor. And it wouldn't hurt to catch Smiley's People and really any other le Carre adaptation, even if none of them can match the brilliance of TTSS.
Heh, the reason I came here to ask is that everything I've tried to find in a similar vein didn't hold a candle to TTSS but there's a fair bit of stuff here that I haven't tried so thanks for that mate

Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

I thoroughly enjoyed The Conversation so thanks again

Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

Mission Impossible: Fallout is probably the best action film since Fury Road, not sure you'd call the story "efficient" though

Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

pooch516 posted:

I love that they unofficially changed the name to "Live Die Repeat" when it came out on Blu-Ray.
Wasn't it called "All You Need Is Kill" at some point?

Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

I could use some recommendations for stuff to watch with my mam during quarantine. Stuff we've watched lately that she enoyed: The Nice Guys (she thought Gosling was hilarious), M:I Fallout, Inside Man, Collateral, Taking of Pelham 123 (the original), Open Range, Zodiac (though she wasn't happy that they didn't catch him at the end lol). Stuff she said was "ok": Fury Road, Nolan's Batman trilogy, the Bourne trilogy, Blood Diamond, 21 Bridges. Stuff she hated: Inception was the worst film she's ever seen

TV wise, she also really enjoyed Elementary, Justified and Bosch, if that helps.

Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

Timby posted:

The 3:10 to Yuma remake from a few years back.
Thanks, we started watching a box set so it'll be a week or two before we get round to this but I'll let you know if it was a hit

Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

Insomnia.

Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

Timby posted:

The 3:10 to Yuma remake from a few years back.
This went over pretty well apart from the very end, so thanks

Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

I'm not a huge horror guy but I really liked The Ritual.

Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Nice Guys

Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

Roumba posted:

Also, consider the original Conan the Barbarian if you haven't seen it. Although I wonder if would come across as dated and dumb to a first-time viewer, given all the parodies and copycat films it spawned.
I watched it with my daughter not too long ago and she thought it was great

Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

Watched Mask of Zorro, Pirates of the Caribbean (just the first one) and Princess Bride this week and am hankering for more swashbuckling - anyone got any suggestions? Preferably stuff that's on streaming services but that's not completely essential.

Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

Cheers both of you

Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

feedmyleg posted:

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is the gold standard there as far as I'm concerned.
Hard agree.

Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

feedmyleg posted:

What are some good hangout movies? Chill, low-stakes movies where everybody just kinda hangs out and has a good time and there's not much conflict.

I've seen Dazed and Confused and Everybody Wants Some!! and such. Open to whatever, but ideally something with a bit of a hook—I'd love some genre flicks.
Withnail & I?

Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

So your plan is for half of us to die?



Hot Rope Guy

Zogo posted:

The Long Good Friday
Seconding this, it's a masterpiece.

Zogo posted:


Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
I should really rewatch this, it absolutely fuckin slapped back in the day

Edit: just remembered Split Second with Rutger Hauer exists, you should try that

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Pilchenstein
May 17, 2012

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Hot Rope Guy

Palm Springs was much funnier than I expected it to be.

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