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Jose Oquendo
Jun 20, 2004

At the end of 2018, a study was published by London Metropolitan University showing that certain bacteria, normally present only in intestinal tracts or feces, were found on McDonald's self-service screens.


Sir Kodiak posted:

Eric Roberts. He's got an Academy Awards nomination and multiple Golden Globes nominations. He was the voice of the cat in A Talking Cat!?!, then next year was in Inherent Vice, then the year after that appeared in Frank D'Angelo Sicilian Vampire.

Eric and his wife were interviewed on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast recently. It's a good listen.

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Ego-bot
Jul 8, 2007


Teriyaki Hairpiece posted:

Has any actor ever had a career that balanced fun movies and serious movies and good movies and bad movies more than Brad Dourif? He's got the best career, as a total tapestry, of anybody I can think of.

Ben Kingsley comes to mind. Throughout his career he's been in good and bad movies. He never had a point in his career like Deniro where he just said 'gently caress it'. He's been very consistent.

SimonCat
Aug 12, 2016

by Nyc_Tattoo


College Slice

Teriyaki Hairpiece posted:

Has any actor ever had a career that balanced fun movies and serious movies and good movies and bad movies more than Brad Dourif? He's got the best career, as a total tapestry, of anybody I can think of.

Michael Caine?

JollyBoyJohn
Feb 13, 2019



SimonCat posted:

Michael Caine?

Jaws 4 was pretty bad, I really enjoyed Harry Brown though not sure if that film even got exposure outside the UK.

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.

JollyBoyJohn posted:

Jaws 4 was pretty bad, I really enjoyed Harry Brown though not sure if that film even got exposure outside the UK.

Michael Caine on Jaws 4 posted:

I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.

Teriyaki Hairpiece
Dec 29, 2006

Ask me about my dream Frasier episode where Frasier and Bulldog oil their heads and then rub them together. It's definitely not a fetish of mine, I swear!

SimonCat posted:

Michael Caine?

This is the only right answer I've heard so far.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004

Crook County

Teriyaki Hairpiece posted:

Has any actor ever had a career that balanced fun movies and serious movies and good movies and bad movies more than Brad Dourif? He's got the best career, as a total tapestry, of anybody I can think of.

Seymour Cassell would be in your movie as long as you covered traveling expenses.

Tenzarin
Jul 24, 2007

Let me sing you a song.


Taco Defender

I am attempting to rewatch the fast and the furious series but which movie do I watch first? Fast and Furious, The Fast and The Furious, or Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw?

Zedd
Jul 6, 2009

I mean, who would have noticed another madman around here?




The Fast and the Furious
2Fast2Furious
Fast and Furious
Fast Five
The Fast and the Furious 6
F&F Tokyo Drift
Furious 7
F8 of the Furious
F&F presents: Hobbs and Shaw
F9: The Fast Saga

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.

Zedd posted:

The Fast and the Furious
2Fast2Furious
Fast and Furious
Fast Five
The Fast and the Furious 6
F&F Tokyo Drift
Furious 7
F8 of the Furious
F&F presents: Hobbs and Shaw
F9: The Fast Saga



Is this order of quality? If so I have so many problems with this list.

Fast Five
The Fast and The Furious
Furious 6
Furious 7
Tokyo Drift
Fast and Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious
F8
Hobbes and Shaw is a spin off so I'm not going to rank it
no one has seen F9 so it's impossible to rank

Honestly I don't know where to put Tokyo or 2 Fast on the list I could put either of them anywhere on the list depending on my mood.

Klungar
Feb 12, 2008

Klungo make bessst ever video game, 'Hero Klungo Sssavesss Teh World.'


Skwirl posted:

Is this order of quality? If so I have so many problems with this list.

Itís the chronological order of the movies.

Tenzarin
Jul 24, 2007

Let me sing you a song.


Taco Defender

The best one is 2 Fast 2 Furious.

Parachute
May 18, 2003


Tenzarin posted:

The best one is 2 Fast 2 Furious.

yeah for real. tokyo drift is a close 2nd and then 5 and 1 and everything else sucks except for the paul walker scene from 7 that gets me choked up cuz cmon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Meaq9k81t1k

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.

Klungar posted:

Itís the chronological order of the movies.

Chronological lists of movies that aren't released in chronological order are loving pointless. Are you one of those assholes who thinks a kid should read The Magician's Nephew before The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe?

Edit: I missed the actual question where someone was asking about where to start with Fast and Furious films. If you plan on watching all of them you should watch them in order of release. If you want to just skip around, watch the first one and then 5, 6, 7.

Skwirl fucked around with this message at 00:09 on Mar 6, 2020

couldcareless
Feb 8, 2009

Spheal used Swagger!

2 and 4 are super skippable

Voodoofly
Jul 3, 2002

Some days even my
lucky rocketship underpants
don't help


Skwirl posted:

Chronological lists of movies that aren't released in chronological order are loving pointless. Are you one of those assholes who thinks a kid should read The Magician's Nephew before The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe?

I will never forget the day that I went to replace my lost copy of the Dawn Treader (the only book in that series I would reread), only to find out that they had completely renumbered the books and it was no longer 3 but, what, 6? or something.

Whoever the gently caress thought renumbering that series chronologically was a monster.

And don't you dare sleep on Tokyo Drift!!!

Klungar
Feb 12, 2008

Klungo make bessst ever video game, 'Hero Klungo Sssavesss Teh World.'


Skwirl posted:

Chronological lists of movies that aren't released in chronological order are loving pointless. Are you one of those assholes who thinks a kid should read The Magician's Nephew before The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe?

I mean... I think I personally did?

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.

Klungar posted:

I mean... I think I personally did?

You poor child. Any sort of serial fiction you should almost always read/watch in order of publication, regardless of how the timeline jumps around in the story.

Chrpno
Apr 17, 2006


Is the general plot of Gran Torino taken from an old western or similar? Grizzled old retired cowboy learns to love and protect his outcast neighbours, then sacrifices himself so they can have a better life.... I'm sure I read about it once, is there any direct precursors?

FilthyImp
Sep 30, 2002

Nope



What like Shane?

Chrpno
Apr 17, 2006


FilthyImp posted:

What like Shane?

Yes, but Shane doesn't die. I was thinking of something more final.

Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



Skwirl posted:

You poor child. Any sort of serial fiction you should almost always read/watch in order of publication, regardless of how the timeline jumps around in the story.

For maximum confusion the order that the books were actually written is even more off than the chronological order IIRC.

Chrpno posted:

Yes, but Shane doesn't die. I was thinking of something more final.

The Great Silence (1968)
The Shootist (1976)

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



Lipstick Apathy

will i ever be able to see a non comic book movie again

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


fart simpson posted:

will i ever be able to see a non comic book movie again

My list of stuff from 2019 I still need to see is like 30 movies long and growing so there's movies out there if you look for them

SidneyIsTheKiller
Jul 16, 2019

She's delusional,
"where's god", etc.
Completely suicidal.
One day she snaps.
She wants to kill herself
but she realizes that
teen suicide is out this year
and homicide is a much healthier therapeutic expression.


Zogo posted:

The Shootist (1976)

Yeah, I never saw The Shootist but I'm not sure I've read a review of Gran Torino that didn't mention it somewhere.

SidneyIsTheKiller
Jul 16, 2019

She's delusional,
"where's god", etc.
Completely suicidal.
One day she snaps.
She wants to kill herself
but she realizes that
teen suicide is out this year
and homicide is a much healthier therapeutic expression.


EL BROMANCE posted:

I believe it did, as I asked previously how known that was (as I was young, hadnít seen the first one etc) and apparently it was completely public knowledge. What a boneheaded move.

People say this now but there is absolutely no way at all whatsoever that was ever intended to be a genuine plot twist. Both "Arnold's the good guy this time" and "Mind-blowing new villain" are absolutely vital to not only the most basic general plot description, but were the two major hooks for getting people to watch it in the first place.

I was about six years old when I first saw it and even then I could tell that the movie knew that I knew who the hero and villain was and those initial scenes were about generating anticipation over when and how exactly it was going to make the reveal, like "oh man, wait 'til these characters find out the policeman is actually the evil one and the giant biker with a shotgun is the good one, this is gonna be so good..."

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.

Twists are fun, but if a movie doesn't work if you already know the twist, a movie doesn't work.

Comrade Blyatlov
Aug 4, 2007


should have picked four fingers

Hey which version of Dark City am I meant to watch so it doesnt have the spoilery narration also don't spoil me please

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


Comrade Blyatlov posted:

Hey which version of Dark City am I meant to watch so it doesnt have the spoilery narration also don't spoil me please

Director's cut

Mierenneuker
Apr 28, 2010



SidneyIsTheKiller posted:

People say this now but there is absolutely no way at all whatsoever that was ever intended to be a genuine plot twist. Both "Arnold's the good guy this time" and "Mind-blowing new villain" are absolutely vital to not only the most basic general plot description, but were the two major hooks for getting people to watch it in the first place.

I was about six years old when I first saw it and even then I could tell that the movie knew that I knew who the hero and villain was and those initial scenes were about generating anticipation over when and how exactly it was going to make the reveal, like "oh man, wait 'til these characters find out the policeman is actually the evil one and the giant biker with a shotgun is the good one, this is gonna be so good..."

Recently in a different thread I made the remark that there is the desire that it had been a plot twist to them. People like the movie and you know what would make it even better? If they didn't know that one thing ahead of time. That it would have amazed them. It doesn't really matter what the intent of the script writer, director and marketing department was.

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


Mierenneuker posted:

Recently in a different thread I made the remark that there is the desire that it had been a plot twist to them. People like the movie and you know what would make it even better? If they didn't know that one thing ahead of time. That it would have amazed them. It doesn't really matter what the intent of the script writer, director and marketing department was.

I mean the film itself definitely treats it as a twist, regardless of whether the marketing spoiled it or not

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


Tenzarin posted:

The best one is 2 Fast 2 Furious.

I couldn't get into it because I was ridiculously aggreived at the idea of CG car stunts.

In fact, after the first, are practical stunts still a thing in that series at all?

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


Disco Pope posted:

I couldn't get into it because I was ridiculously aggreived at the idea of CG car stunts.

In fact, after the first, are practical stunts still a thing in that series at all?

The climactic scene in Fast Five was done by sawing a truck in half and plopping a fake bank vault on top

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaHxGu5YeKM

Parachute
May 18, 2003


^ yeah that poo poo just rules.

Disco Pope posted:

I couldn't get into it because I was ridiculously aggreived at the idea of CG car stunts.

In fact, after the first, are practical stunts still a thing in that series at all?

the best ones (2 and 3) have the least stunts and the best everything else

edit: don't get me wrong here; send the team to space

Parachute fucked around with this message at 17:09 on Mar 11, 2020

Comrade Blyatlov
Aug 4, 2007


should have picked four fingers

holy gently caress dark city was a trip and by the looks of it the vast majority was done with practical effects too

questions thread so here's a question, having watched the narration on youtube now

why the HELL was that in there

Comrade Blyatlov fucked around with this message at 20:35 on Mar 11, 2020

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.

99% probability that it was to make it more "accessible" to dumb-dumbs in test screenings who wrote "I was confused for most of the movie "

Congrats for being able to watch it the first time without getting spoiled! When I first saw it I didn't have access to the director's cut, but CineD told me to just cover my ears for the first minute or whatnot so I made it out unscathed, too.

Comrade Blyatlov
Aug 4, 2007


should have picked four fingers

The copy I had had the narration, but I turned it off after like the first line and found a director's cut.

That was a seriously great film.

Ebert seems to agree too.

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/...-dark-city-2005

Van Dis
Jun 19, 2004


Dark City is so good. I had it spoiled for me in 2008 when I caught the first few minutes of the narrated version, so I waited literally 10 years until I forgot the plot to watch it fully. Totally worth it.

Van Dis
Jun 19, 2004


The visual storytelling is tremendous. In the beginning of the movie, when he breaks the fishbowl and then puts the fish in the tub... that's the whole movie right there. Then he spends the rest of the movie looking for the ocean. That's how it's DONE

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Comrade Blyatlov
Aug 4, 2007


should have picked four fingers

Another question if I may. Ghosts of Mars is one of my favourite go-to mindless films. I feel like I read a thread here a couple years ago discussing 'siege' films, which mentioned Assault on Precinct 13, but also an older Western in that vein. Am I remembering wrong? Was it High Noon? I could be way off base, but I'm certain I read that Mars was based on one of the classic westerns.

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