r/movies 1d ago

Official Discussion Megathread (Scream (2022) / The 355 / The Tragedy of Macbeth / Belle / Hotel Transylvania: Transformia)

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r/movies 7h ago Wholesome

Recommendation What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (01/09/22-01/16/22)

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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 On Sunday 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/[LB/Web*] Film User/[LBxd]
"Swan Song” MistakeMaker1234 "American Honey” Alligator_Fuck_Party
"Red Rocket" [mikeyfresh] “The Family Fang” [JoeLollo]
“The Hand of God” Doclillywhite “Europa Report” matthewbattista
“Tick, Tick…Boom!” Baacipitus "The Master” [Cw2e]
“One Shot” StudBoi69 “Stardust” SupaKoopa714
"The Worst Person in the World” [EvanPhillip] “Good Will Hunting” JerseyElephant
“The Kid Detective" yaboytim "Brazil” [Reinaldo_14]
“Corpus Christi” Planet_Eerie "Ordinary People” [KennyMovies]
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" UpbeatxWave “Tommy” Yankii_Souru
“Murder on the Orient Express" (2017) [ManaPop.com*] “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” Yugo86

r/movies 8h ago Silver

Discussion Most egregious examples of Filmmakers who have made both, one of the best, and one of the worst films ever..

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It has certainly been asked before but an update won’t hurt.. First one that pops into my head is M. Night Shyamalan. To me he is unique because he went from Sixth Sense(one of the most shocking and terrifying movie I ever saw growing up) to a 4 film streak that could be considered all time bad. Lady in the Water, The Happening, Last Airbender and After Earth.


r/movies 7h ago Silver

Article Nearly 70 years on, 'Roman Holiday' remains one of romantic comedy’s most delectable treats. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck's whirlwind romance continues to enchant.

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r/movies 2h ago

From “Peep Show” to “The Lost Daughter,” 5 Essential Olivia Colman Performances

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r/movies 4h ago

News New Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Documentary, ‘This Much I Know to be True,’ Announced

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r/movies 2h ago

Media Movie secretly filmed by students at Mississauga,ON, Canada high school gets world premiere

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r/movies 1d ago Silver Wholesome

Question What's a sequel that got you thinking "the people who made this COMPLETELY missed the point of the first one"?

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I've never actually seen it nor do I think I ever will, but the first time I saw the trailer for American Psycho 2 I was in utter disbelief at how stupid it was and the stain that it represented for the universe established by the first one. Can somebody confirm if the whole movie is pure garbage or if anything about it is salvageable? Is it fun to watch with how bad it is or just infuriating?

What other movies would fall into this category for you?

Edit: I have since been told about American Psycho 2 not being thought of as a sequel during production and the studio's terrible marketing decision to make it one. The more you know!


r/movies 19h ago Silver Wholesome Take My Energy

They do not make em like Tommy boy anymore.

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Seriously, I was watching it not too long ago and although it has a reputation for being a silly slapstick movie but it has some real heart to it. Tommy Callahan has a classic heroes journey from drunk n'er do well to the man his father wants him to be. I am not ashamed to say I shed a tear at the end when the guys realize that Tommy just sold a half a million brake pads.

Its a throwback to America pre 9/11 when there were still some semblance of factory work left. A guy could graduate hs with a 2.0 or shit get a GED and find a job at a factory making the equivalent of 40 an hour, cant do that anymore. If you never saw this movie do yourself a favor and watch it. It has amazing performances by David Spade and the incomparable Chris Farley. It is a goddamn shame that hooker didnt get him any freakin help because he was planning on transitioning into dramatic acting and I think he could have easily done it.


r/movies 16h ago Silver Helpful

Discussion What movies would you give a 10/10?

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They don't have to be cinematic masterpieces. But just movies you would give a 10/10. You may not agree with my 10/10, but every likes their own thing. Here are my 10/10 movies. Not in Ranking.

-The Martian

-Ford vs. Ferrari

-Good Will Hunting

-Holes

-Dune

-The Muppet Movie

-The Prestige

-The Parent Trap (1998)

Hopefully my list wasn't terrible. Thanks for looking!


r/movies 2h ago

Eagle-eyed fans claim Rupert Grint was not present in-person during Harry Potter reunion with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson

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r/movies 1d ago Silver Helpful

Discussion What small role actors stole the scene or entire movie?

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So, every now and then, not the main actors, but an actor in a relatively smaller role is so good they steal either a scene, or a sequence, or even an entire movie.

In your opinions, what are good examples of these.

A couple of the top of my head:

The character Kid Blue in Looper. Although he seems to be considered stupid in the film by most of the other characters, he really seems to keep getting ahead and outsmarting others (although he always ends up screwing it up again).

Bill Murray in a very small role in Little Shops of Horrors. Steve Martin is the lunatic dentist who likes to scare and cause pain in his patients, but then out of nowhere, Bill Murray comes in and totally flips things on their head. He enjoys pain and wants the dentist to do his worst.

I know I have a lot more examples, I just can't think of them at the moment. If I do, I'll keep adding them to the list, but I would like to hear about your own.

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Some good answers, but some people clearly don't even understand the question.

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How in the hell did this post blow up so much?

EDIT:

I just remembered a good one. The character of Ellis in the first Die Hard movie.

Viggo Mortensen in Daylight


r/movies 8h ago

Steve S.S. Wilson's Tremors: The Lost Tapes episode 18 - "Pole vaulting"

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r/movies 4h ago

What film has absolutely destroyed you and made you cry like you never have before?

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I can't remember the last time I had a really good cry at a film. I want something that's going to absolutely gut me and make me cry like a baby. Lately I've been feeling very emotionally blunted (perhaps antidepressants are to blame) and I want to see if there is a film out there that can dislodge something and bring on the water works.

(I'm very aware that I sound like Dennis Reynolds, oops)


r/movies 23h ago Silver

What’s a film you feel was horribly mis-marketed?

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For me a recent example being, The Empty Man. The trailer made it seem like a generic demon/ghost killing teenagers flick. Instead of the bonkers Lovecraftian detective story it actually was.

Come to think of it, Underwater was the same thing but to a lesser extent. It seemed like a deep sea disaster flick with some sort of creatures involved. And while that is kinda true, it neglected to mention that the creatures were Deep Ones and that the movie was secretly about Cthulhu. Lol. Don’t get me wrong, it made the experience of seeing that for the first time MUCH better.

That being said, I actually love both of those films but feel they weren’t promoted with accurate representations of what they actually were.

Any more thoughts or examples?


r/movies 11h ago Wholesome

Recommendation Stand By Me is one of my favorite films of all time

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I'm 0 for 2 on this sub so far, but some of you may have noticed I placed Twister in my Top 5, and a smaller some of you may have wondered what my other 4 were. Well, Stand By Me is one of them, and unfortunately for my rep on the sub, it's probably the highest-rated movie in my Top 5. Well, there's Shaun of the Dead, but...

This post is about Stand By Me.

This movie was released in 1986, and extols the virtues of the bonds of preteen friendship during the 1950s. Now, that may seem confusing, but truth be told this story is valuable to anyone of any era. Just because a pound of beef and a loaf of bread will cost you a lot more than $2.37 nowadays doesn't negate the fact that this story is truly timeless.

This movie, perhaps more than any other, makes me think of my early childhood in a decent but low-income neighborhood in Oxnard, California. It fills me with a sense of adventure and a reverence for when everything was simpler and friends were forever.

I always wanted to have a story like this growing up in Oxnard, and unfortunately I grew up without satisfying this dream. That's nothing against the film, though, because how often do you find the body of a dead kid with your best friends? Not very often, no matter where you live.

Based on the novella "The Body" by Stephen King (who else), this film truly embodies the spirit of youthful innocence, hope for the future, and above all else: nostalgia. Because the film's story is framed through the lens of an older Gordie, it is about the most nostalgia-themed film you can find. It's also a coming-of-age film, and obviously the best films of this genre came out in the 80s. I don't know why that is, but I'm sure some blogger somewhere has a lengthy explanation that isn't nearly as interesting as simply watching this film for yourself - if you haven't already.

This film is a classic, and I doubt many people on this sub will contest my praise of it as they did for my previous two posts.

This film truly is a must-see if you haven't already seen it. Good for all ages, because it is a timeless film. No matter how old you are, this film will have you reminiscing about old times with your childhood friends. Hell, it had me reminiscing back when I was still a child and still had friends.

Maybe the idea that this occupies the same space in my heart as a film like Twister (which I readily acknowledge is an objectively worse film) is baffling to some people. But I like what I like, and there are few things that I'm prouder of than the fact that Stand By Me makes my Top 5 movies OF ALL TIME.


r/movies 7h ago

Question What movie did you see being filmed?

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For myself, I saw some of the car chase of Mission Impossible 7 in Rome last year (only a few glimpses as the shooting team made the location hardly accessible). Funnily, I thought I was by chance very close to a shooting scene as I strolled a bit further from the city centre and it turned out to be some historical italian movie as a lot of horses were running in front the camera (so definitely not Mission Impossible).


r/movies 1d ago Wholesome Silver Gold Helpful

Discussion I watched A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood last night and I can't believe what it did to me

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To give a bit of context, I'm British, so my knowledge of Mister Rogers is from the general zeitgeist, and that he was this lovely man who had this children's show where he taught children kindness. The only direct clip I'd ever seen of the show was of that kid in the wheelchair he interviewed on his show and then him surprising mister Rogers at some award show to present an award.

I really want to drive home my lack of knowledge about who mister Rogers was, and what he was about, because watching that film last night hit me like a big train of feelings and it was an emotional journey that I haven't been on with a film in a very very long time.

I thought it would be a light easy watch, and I was almost resisting throughout the first 20 mins, thinking "all this positivity and goodness nonsense is a bit cringe" but I could feel it pulling on me emotionally so I relaxed...and To say I was moved by that film would be an massive understatement.

I had no idea I was going to connect with Matthew Rhys' character, Lloyd, on the level that I did and how his thoughts and feelings would mirror many of my own. I'm sure a lot of men can see a lot of ourselves in Lloyd and his journey I think is an important one, especially for men to see, as we still dealing with resistance in society from being able to feel safe to express our feelings and be vunerable.

Tom hanks did something I've not really see him do before, which was not be Tom hanks anymore. He clearly put a lot of work into his posture, walking and voice and it was captivating, and I hope those who know mister Rogers better than I, think it was an accurate performance because the world doesn't deserve a man with goodness such as his.

I'm literally getting a bit choked up writing and remembering scenes and dialogue from the film, like the park bench scene with Lloyd and his wife or the line from Mister Rogers "anything mentionable is manageable"

I feel like that film on some level was the best therapy session I have never had.

The film, in the most kind and innocent way possible, challenges you and I urge anyone who hasn't seen to go watch it (it's on Netflix)

Would love to hear what others thought of the film too and if anyone else had their waterworks running on max whilst watching it haha!


r/movies 17h ago

Discussion Which actors make bad movies for a good reason?

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For example, Adam Sandler agrees to make any movie, just as long as it's shot in a place that's a good vacation spot for his family

And Bruce Willis now makes a ton of unknown D-level action movies because the thing he hates and likes about being a famous actor is the "being famous" part and the acting part respectively, so he makes these action movies so he can still act and not have to go through interviews and publicity in general for his movies


r/movies 3h ago

What is a film you really like but can’t seem to find anyone else who has seen it?

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Like every single time you mention it to someone they respond with “never heard of it”.

I personally have several that I can think of but for this discussion I’ll go with, Hunter Prey.

It was an independent Sci-Fi film from around 2010 or so. It was a cool little chase flick that reminded me of Enemy Mine.


r/movies 44m ago

Examples of when the "Director's Cut" of a film is a much worse movie.

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I was so excited to see Richard Kelly's cut of Donnie Darko after reading all about it, and was thoroughly disappointed when I saw it. The studio really did make a better version of the film. The same with Payback (1999), another film I love. I heard Brian Helgeland talking about how the studio ruined his movie, they made some pretty major changes. But when I watched the directors cut, it was really not good. The theatrical version is fantastic. Whoever made those changes knew what they were doing.
It's interesting because usually when a studio cuts or makes changes to a movie, they're likely ruining a bold piece of art that they don't understand (Blade Runner, Brazil, Once Upon a Time in America, The Magnificent Ambersons, Justice League, etc.. one could go on) but every once in a while, the studio gets it right and turns a mediocre film into a great one, saving the director from his own tunnel vision. Any other examples of theatrical / studio cuts that are way better than the director's cut ??


r/movies 23h ago Gold Helpful

Article Want to Save the Movies? Invest in Regional Film Festivals

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r/movies 34m ago

What's the worst Disney movie?

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I nominate The Black Hole. Maybe I was too optimistic about Disney doing a sci-fi movie, but I consider it absolute drek. The robot B.O.B. is a cartoonish attempt to mimic R2-D2, but it is nowhere near as endearing. The relationship between B.O.B. and V.I.N.CENT is as subtle and nuanced as a brick through a window. The crew of the Palomino take forever to realize Captain Reinhardt is insane, something immediately obvious to the audience. The ending seems like they made it up as they went along, and it is confusing and completely unbelievable.


r/movies 4h ago

Discussion Ridley Scott has the strangest film career

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The man can make a movie like Blade Runner (My favourite movie of all time) but also make a movie like Alien Covenant. I have never been able to understand how the man can make the greatest movies of all time but then make absolute garbage. He is genuinely the most fascinating filmmaker I have seen.

Please share your thoughts on this phenomenon.


r/movies 10h ago

Question What movies does every child under 10 need to see?

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When I grew up in the 80/90s you would have had to have watched what the BBC / ITV put on tv be that the Goonies or Fievel goes west.

I have a 7 year old daughter and with the advent of steaming and 3D animation service I fear that she won’t see some films.

What are the must see films (oldish) for all children under 10?


r/movies 9h ago

‘The Decay of Cinema’: A response to Susan Sontag

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r/movies 1h ago

Rollerball (1975) deserves a decent remake.

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I’m not usually a fan of remakes and the 2002 disaster is a fantastic example of why that is. However, I do think the 1975 film is an absolute action fueled classic with a commentary on society that could be further developed in a remake. It deserves more attention than it receives, making it solid remake material. I’m sure someone like Tom Hardy would be great in the James Caan role and would certainly go the cinema if they made something like that.