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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?

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Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



Tonight's movie options. Never seen any of these:
a) Winter's Bone
b) The French Connection
c) The Untouchables

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



I've got serious Epstein brain. I've seen JFK and Eyes Wide Shut recently, what's next?

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



Telebite posted:

Just watched a movie called Perfect that recently appeared in Shudder. I nearly mistook it for a Panos Cosmatos movie, thinking he might have made it under an alt name or something.

The acting from the main character is not very good and the dialog also isn't the best, but the visuals are a combination of Beyond the Black Rainbow combined with 1980's style vaporwave.

Too bad it's flawed, I loved the trailer

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



fat bossy gerbil posted:

I watched Blue Ruin and Hell or Highwater recently and both were awesome. I want to watch other stuff like them. Good low budget thrillers please.

Neither of those movies were really low budget, but good films like those I've seen recently are Green Room (same director of Blue Ruin), I Don''t Want to Live in the World Anymore (directed by the star of Blue Ruin), Cop Car, and for a very good actually low budget (like $6k) thriller, I thought The Battery was a really fun take on the zombie genre.

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



On a recommendation from a recent Cum Town episode I saw The Long Good Friday and Day of the Jackal. Both were great, I'm amazed I'd never heard of either one. Any similar movies, which I guess would be 70s/80s European crime thrillers?

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



Scraping the bottom of the Netflix barrel. Let's see what's left on my list:
The Place Beyond the Pines, Alpha Dog, Rum Diary, Kickboxer: Retaliation. Thoughts?

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



Slaapaav posted:

Kickboxer: Retaliation has Christopher Lambert in it? the whole cast of that movie seems absurd

Mike Tyson is also in a prominent role, and our protagonist fights The Mountain from Game of Thrones in what may literally be the longest one on one fight scene I've ever seen in a film

It's basically an 80s Van Damme (who is also in it, obviously) film made in 2019

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



Are any of Paul Verhoeven's movies worth watching outside of the classic trilogy of Robocop, Total Recall, and Starship Troopers?

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



JollyBoyJohn posted:

I finally watched Fear and Loathing after years of meaning too and it was great

What film about a wild drug trip should I watch next?

Altered States is a classic, though most of the special effects have *really* not aged well
Beyond the Black Rainbow is polarizing, but I'm a huge fan

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



I've never seen any of the Roger Moore Bond movies, except for one scene I think from Octopussy where he holds two women underwater in a pool literally just by placing a hand on top of each of their heads. Are any of them better than that or is this kind of nonsense the general vibe of 70s/80s Bond?

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



What are some movies where there's a faintly alluded to c-plot brewing for most of the runtime that suddenly explodes into view at the film's conclusion? The best example of this I can think of is Gangs of New York where the interpersonal rivalries are suddenly engulfed by this massive anti-draft riot that's been just under the surface until it reaches a boiling point. Joker is very similar in this regard. Once upon a time in Hollywood is another recent example. Many Cohen brothers movies are like this, although it's often several c-plots that are being juggled until they come to a head.

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



Minotaurus Rex posted:

Could anyone recommend any movies set in Northern Canada, Alaska or Greenland?

It's not a movie but The Terror is so goddamn good.

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



feedmyleg posted:

What's a really trippy mystery film? An investigation that just gets weird. Ideally supernatural, but open to straighter stuff.

Eyes Wide Shut

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"?

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.

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



Just saw Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon again since the first time it was released in theaters. I think I liked it even more the second time. It feels much more accessible than a lot of asian movies I've seen, which often seems like they rely on some kind of culture context I don't understand. In CT,HD so much of the story is told visually, and it helps that the cinematography is so good.

Any other Asian films, preferably historical but with or without the fantasy elements, that are similarly as easy-watching for western audiences?

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



Einarr Saltyman posted:

Most of similar genre to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and with some historical aspect are either war themed or martial arts themed.
Which one do you prefer ?

Both?

But let's go with war.

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



feedmyleg posted:

Is there anything else like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy out there? Just incredibly tense and tightly wound spy narratives? I know there's been a decent amount of Le Carre adaptations over the past few years, but I haven't tracked if any of them are as pitch-perfect as TTSS. I've seen the Alec Guinness BBC adaptations and while they're highly pleasant, they're not the same in terms of edge-of-your-seat tension. I could also be open to non-spy narratives that have the same vibeómaybe political thrillers? I'd say The Conversation would maybe scratch the same itch.

I'm probably going to catch Three Days of the Condor tonight, but open to other ideas.

Day of the Jackal
inasmuch as con men are spies, I was also really impressed by The Talented Mr. Ripley

how was Three Days? Still haven't seen it

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



https://twitter.com/intellegint/status/1382256872560885763

four great movies, any others that should be added to the list? bonus if they're set not in LA

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



Looking for good movies set substantially in Denver or Seattle (not Sleepless in Seattle pls)

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



Azhais posted:

Things to do in Denver when you're dead

Comedy "battlefield earth" option

There really aren't many Denver movies are there

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



I just saw Lost Highway and did not really enjoy it. I was hoping for a creepy, atmospheric, surreal take on the classic road movie. What movies actually are that?

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Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



Samuel Clemens posted:


If you're fine with a road trip that contains no actual roads (or cars), Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man.

Great movie except for the soundtrack being the same clanging guitar chord over and over again

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