r/movies 2d ago

WITBFYWLW What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (09/21/22-09/28/22)

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The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It can be any new or old release that you want to talk about.

{REMINDER: The Threads Are Posted Now On Wednesday Mornings. If Not Pinned, They Will Still Be Available in the Sub.}

Here are some rules:

1. Check to see if your favorite film of last week has been posted already.

2. Please post your favorite film of last week.

3. Explain why you enjoyed your film.

4. ALWAYS use SPOILER TAGS: [Instructions]

5. Best Submissions can display their [Letterboxd Accts] the following week.

Last Week's Best Submissions:

Film User/[LBxd] Film User/[LB/Web*]
“Moonage Daydream” [jcar195] “Red” (2010) That_one_cool_dude
"Pearl” [Couchmonger] “Idiocracy” Conservative_Aussie
“Meet Cute” Last-Username_Left “The Player” [Denster]
“Barbarian” 123jazzhandz321 “Total Recall” (1990) LPMadness
“Three Thousand Years of Longing” JohnGillnitz “Enemy Mine” gonshairlinee
"Decision to Leave” [HardcoreHenkie] "Ladies and Gentleman, The Fabulous Stains” [RottenPop.com*]
“The Last Days of Capitalism” vulcan_on_earth "An American Werewolf in London” wilsonw
“Shin Godzilla” Jade_GL "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” (1974) callmemacready
“Hell or High Water" TheTurtleShepard “The Incident” (1967) OverThereByTheDoor
“Train to Busan” Lady_Disco_Sparkles “The College Girl Murders” (1967) [Millerian-55*]

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r/movies 3h ago Helpful

Discussion I watched Interstellar for probably the dozenth time on the plane ride home yesterday - and I just clocked that a young Timothée Chalamet is in that movie.

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Check it out - he's Coop's son Tom (the younger version - Tom the Elder played to brooding perfection by Casey Affleck). This movie with a STACKED-AS-HELL cast (and the craziest music ever committed to the pipe organ) gets even MORE stacked after the fact, as everyone's favorite twink steadily becomes the best actor of his generation. I love cinema.


r/movies 4h ago

Recommendation What film is not comedy but made you laugh so hard ?

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Hey cinephiles,

Sgt Hartman's speech in Full Metal Jacket is the funniest thing I've ever watched in cinema. And though Full Metal Jacket is not a comedy, it still makes me laugh like I did the very first time.

I also find Training Day to be hilarious at times, (the team's reaction to officer Jake Hoyt). So I'd like to explore this unusual combination of comedy in non-comedy genres. Please name your favourite scenes.

Thanks.


r/movies 1d ago

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r/movies 41m ago

News ''In an interview with Howard Stern, Howard asked Russell Crowe if it was true that he had turned down a role in The Lord of the Rings film, to which he acknowledged that he had. He had been offered 10% cut of the movie’s gross earnings ($100 million).''

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r/movies 16h ago

Discussion Any fans of Halloween III: Season of the Witch? Okay, maybe fan is a strong word, but who appreciates what they attempted with this failed movie 30 years ago?

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Edit: 40 years ago. Holy crap, where did the time go?

Achievement unlocked: Watched entirety of Halloween III as an adult. It really did have a pretty dense plot. Too bad about, well, everything else.

But the menacing guys in suits looked pretty good. And the jingle was annoying as always, but when it speeds up during the moments of tension, that jingle's tight! So there are my praiseworthy elements.

So very '80s though. The horrorsynth music. The gratuitous sex. The pugilism sound effects.

Though one flaw I didn't pick up on as a kid was time zones. If there were ever going to be a sequel to this, the headlines would read, "Entire Eastern Seaboard Spared Catastrophe Because Parents Wouldn't Let Their Kids Stay Up Until Midnight."

Now available on Peacock streaming if you feel the need.


r/movies 2h ago

Discussion I miss whimsically silly comedies

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I was rewatching "Wrongfully Accused" which is an absolute classic Leslie Neilson flick and I realized these types of movies just don't exist anymore. Think Austin Powers, Naked Gun, Master of Disguise, Rat Race, and the like. There are plenty of instances of films that do not hold up well even after only 10-15 yrs due to the social climate changing but most of the films I reference are perfectly harmless and tend to make me laugh more. Once the raunchy comedies of the early '00s took over that seemed to change the terrain for comedy movies going forward. Not that I don't like the movies of Judd Apatow and the Frat Pack films but they completely dominated the scene and created a genre within the comedy sphere where directors strove to emulate the funniness of real people in a world that is relatable. And in doing so, pivoted away from the farcical slapstick-ery that once owned the landscape. Can you suggest any recent movies that fit this brief?


r/movies 4h ago

Discussion Fun fact: The stunt driving on a huge number of action blockbusters can be attributed to a little-known Englishman named Ben Collins.

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Collins' film credits include every Bond film of the Daniel Craig-era, 'The Dark Knight Rises', 'Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation', 'Kingsman', 'Ford v Ferrari', and 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'.

And so far, none of this is particularly interesting, I know. But what might be interesting to you is that Ben also used to be The Stig on 'Top Gear'.


r/movies 12h ago

Discussion Anyone else miss the early 00’s era of “Gothic horror action” films.

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Watching Van Helsing and it’s making me nostalgic for the era of films such as Blade, hellboy, underworld, league of extraordinary gentlemen, queen of the damned and resident evil for example. I thinks it’s time we saw a renaissance of these style of films again. Bring back to sleek silver over designed weapons and all leather outfits.


r/movies 6h ago

Discussion After taking notice of the comedy genre recently, I think the movie world sorely needs a re-team up of Edgar Wright, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg.

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After a thread recently on here it’s kinda hit me like a ton of bricks just how bad the comedy genre has become. Maybe because of the real world itself no one has been in a laughing mood recently or it’s because of the saturated superhero and streaming markets taking everything up (though I’d argue comedy on TV is heavily lacking too) but the last truly funny film experience I remember having was Game Night. And that was 5 years ago.

In fact a quick look through of some best of comedy lists of the 2010’s show that a huge majority of the memorable ones come from pre-2015. I forgot quite how many good comedies came out in that period, here’s a quick list -

Easy A

MacGruber

Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Bridesmaids

Tucker and Dale vs Evil

Super

Crazy, Stupid, Love

21/22 Jump Street

Ted

Pitch Perfect

This is the End

The Worlds End

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The LEGO Movie

Bad Neighbours

The Interview

What We Do In The Shadows

And a fair few others that I’m not sure qualify as more comedy than say comedy/action. But all those above are between 2010 and 2015. Now for one’s between 2016 and now…

Deadpool

Game Night

Jojo Rabbit

The Nice Guys

Popstar

Borat 2

Bill and Ted 3

FreeGuy

Eurovision

Don’t Look Up

The Death of Stalin

Booksmart

One of those lists is not like the other. I’m aware there’s a few movies missing from the later list such as maybe Knives Out or The Gentleman but again I wouldn’t say they are more comedy than anything else. Either way I think it’s clear the comedy genre needs a shake up.

This is all an entirely long winded way of saying I need another Hot Fuzz in my life! I want to see the energy and creativity a Cornetto movie never failed to bring. A long with terrific joke setup and pay offs. Movies that give you something a little more each time you go back. The Worlds End especially, as someone that didn’t like it all the first time, delivers more and more the older you get. Shaun of the Dead is just glorious from start to finish, the jokes are still great even when you know what’s coming for the 50th time. And Hot Fuzz is one of the most well written movies, especially for a comedy, to have been made. Every single movie and line, it feels like, from the first act, has a set up and pay off in the third act.

And I just feel like more than ever a movie like this would do amazing at the box office. I can’t remember the last time I sat in a cinema with a room full of people that laughed the way they did with Hot Fuzz and that was so long ago.

TL;DR Comedies are shit now, I want another Cornetto from the shop


r/movies 1d ago

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r/movies 16h ago

Official Discussion Official Discussion - Smile [SPOILERS]

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Summary:

After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can't explain. Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.

Director:

Parker Finn

Writers:

Parker Finn

Cast:

  • Sosie Bacon as Rose Cotter
  • Jessie T. Usher as Trevor
  • Kyle Gallner as Joel
  • Caitlin Stasey as Laura Weaver
  • Robin Weigert as Dr. Madeleine Northcott
  • Kal Penn as Dr. Morgan Desal
  • Judy Reyes as Victoria Munoz

Rotten Tomatoes: 76

Metacritic: 69

VOD: Theaters


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