Tuesday (and Friday) Movie Madness

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Which movie

Fast Runner
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Fitzcarraldo
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Songs from the second floor
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25%
Rear Window
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50%
The duellists
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25%
 
Total votes: 4

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Re: Tuesday (and Friday) Movie Madness

#21 Post by Nomine » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:02 pm

For the 16.06 and 19.6
You got two votes
One with the most votes is seen on Tuseday at 20:00 server time, runner up is for Friday at 20:30 server time.

I have been thinking pretty hard about this topic - what goes on around us just now and I have another list of movies, that list is a series of documentaries, or documentary style movies that focuses on well, being black in the US, from the Black Panters, to the riots in Watts, to more modern and personal stories. In the end, I went for this list here - not least because part of why we watch movies together is also to escape a little.
All these movies are made by black directors and all of them are amazing, in different ways.



Blackklansmann
Based on the 2014 memoir Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth, BlacKkKlansmen is a black comedy crime film set in the 1970s in Colorado Springs. It follows the first African-American detective on a mission to infiltrate and expose the local Ku Klux Klan chapter.
It is also by far the best by that director in a very long time.
OBS 2 hours and 15 min long

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vWHEuhEuno


Sorry to Bother You
For somebody who has done phone sales and customer service on phone, this is a terrifyingly funny and dark movie.
This film follows a young black telemarketer who adopts a white accent to elevate his career. Ultimately, he must choose between profit and joining activist friends to organize labor.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdFBAvAYfak


Poetic justice
The cult film follows Justice, a poet who’s grieving after the death of her boyfriend (Q-Tip) and falls in love with Lucky (Tupac Shakur). Throughout the film, Justice recites her poems, which were written by Maya Angelou (Made me discover her striking poems).
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVN8VjmuIEk



Get Out
Firstly this is a horror movie, secondly when it came out it was like a bomb went off in my circle of movie nerds, everybody was talking about it.
Arguably the most important movie of 2017, Jordan Peele’s horrific directorial debut confronted ideas about racial alienation in a brutal, smart, and darkly humorous story of a young black man meeting his white girlfriend’s “progressive” parents.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzfpyUB60YY


Queen and Slim
Queen & Slim tells the action-packed story of an African American couple whose first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation.
2. Hours 12 min
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip3iE416WxE

Seeing how we might differ in opinion on what goes on just now, who is acting in the right or not. What I think we all can agree on is that we need journalists, so I donated to committee to protect journalists - who do important work in many countries. While it does not support the content creators directly, it goes to a good place.
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Re: Tuesday (and Friday) Movie Madness

#22 Post by Nomine » Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:42 am

2020 was the year of Cyberpunk, we just ended up with one different sort of cyberpunk future than the one promised in Akira and Bladerunner. Sci-fi is a genre very close to my heart and I think its due to time we dedicate a week to a genera that has influenced our real world - from satellites to tricorders.

For the 23.06 and 27.06


Logan`s run
In 2274, everyone lives clustered under geodesic domes, killed off by the time they’re 30, but able to live hedonistically until then. Maintained by a computer, this is the optimal way to maintain the resources for everyone involved, until glitches in the system reveals that there might be another way for people to stay alive past the optimal age
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USADM5Gk9Gs


Blade Runner
Set in Los Angeles, 2019, Rick Deckard is one of the titular blade runners – someone who tracks down replicants, which are unnatural, bioengineered beings, and kills them. He is sent on a mission to find four who are on Earth illegally, and to administer a test – the Voigt-Kampff test – which is supposed to distinguish replicants from humans. The original Blade Runner drew from classic Edward Hopper paintings and the skyline in Hong Kong to create the film’s iconic, technology infused film-noir look
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_9rhPDLHWk


Akira
Akira is credited for popularising anime in the West and this 1988 feature film, which is a condensed version of a long-running manga comic, remains one of the most ambitious animated features ever made. It's set in a dystopian Neo-Tokyo, several decades after a massive event destroyed the old city, where gangs, terrorists and religious fanatics vie for control of a corrupt and decaying society.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCmVrn2gnRs


Moon
Let me first say, this is a bit of a strange viewing, as nearly all such movies with an intense focus on one character is.
This beautiful, moving film from Duncan Jones starts at the end of an unusual experience: an astronaut goes through a personal crisis at the end of a three year stint mining helium on the Moon. As he struggles with what lays ahead of him, he starts to hallucinate. The desolation of the film, as well as the emotional story at its heart, stops Moon from sliding into a weird, syrupy sci-fi film.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0tKKsgip-Y


Edge of Tomorrow.
Tom Cruise is a muppet - but the movie itself, which at its core has idea of days being repeated over and over and over again (much like corona lives), except with alien attackers.
An alien race arrives in Germany and slowly mounts an invasion, one that the human race is woefully underprepared for. Major William Cage, who has no combat experience, is thrust into combat and is soon killed in combat. He finds himself reliving the last day of his life, over and over again, each time with no one to believe him, trying to use it to his advantage.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw61gCe2oqI



Mad Max: Fury Road - Chrome edition
Riffing off the original Mad Max series, from the 1970s, Fury Road takes a contemporary anxiety – scarce resources, climate change, the general apocalypse – and turns it into a dense, overwhelming thriller, with magnificent special effects and a visionary bent.
In this post-apocalyptic film, petrol and water have become scarce commodities, and a group of people fleeing a cult leader have to team up to fight for their survival. Also staring one of the strongest female characters to hit the screen in years.
I picked the chrome edition since so many has seen the “normal” and this is simply gorgeous…
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNykS4VlnwE

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Re: Tuesday (and Friday) Movie Madness

#23 Post by Syrawenn » Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:08 am

Voting for the two I don't know. Trying to join this tuesday :)
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Re: Tuesday (and Friday) Movie Madness

#24 Post by Nomine » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:03 pm

Second week of Sci-fi :) 30.06 (Start at 20:00) and 3.07 (Start at 20:30) - You have two votes as always.

Alien (directors cut)
Is it is sci-fi or is it horror? Regardless it is stunning, massive cultural impact and at times simple unbelievable. If it had not been for Star War we likely would not have had this movie, and they could barely be any more different.
One of the truly iconic movies:
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ5lPt9edzQ



Serenity
The show Firefly is by now nerd legend and the movie is built upon the show. You do not have to have seen the show to enjoy the movie. But just know that the series…it is abit better than the movie. It is part caper, part fight against oppression.
It depicts a frequently believable new frontier in space, centuries after humanity fled Earth due to overpopulation, where the gap between the haves and have nots is wider than ever. It touches on age-old themes such as the tension between technology and individual freedoms, and how seemingly benevolent bureaucracies can become oppressors.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAL6qVciZMA


Dark City (Directors version)
This is one of the movies that are worth seeing, again and again, years apart.
Whenever people praise inception, my mind goes to this movie - where humans memories and minds are remade every 12th hour. Not to mention, neo-noir is a nice genera.
John awakens in a hotel with no memory and learns that he is wanted for a series of murders. While seeking answers, he discovers a group of aliens called the Strangers who are controlling the city.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt9HkO-cGGo



Metropolis OBS - 2 hours and 30 minutes
This silent movie classic, well… Made in 1927, when movies were still without sound, Metropolis is still one of the most influential science fiction movies ever made. It's visuals and effects were ahead of their time, fitting for a movie that portrayed a world that was highly advanced in technology, if not in humanity. It's difficult to argue that without Metropolis we may never have had may other sci-fi movies.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrFBId1b8U0


Metropolis the anime
What if you are inspired by a movie you have never seen… This pretty much answers that question (and it is a surprisingly good movie, even if its not at Ghost in the shell or Akira levels by far)
Humans and robots coexist in the futuristic city of Metropolis, although robots are discriminated against and segregated to the city's lower levels. A lot of Metropolis' human population are unemployed and deprived, and many people blame the robots for taking their jobs.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifl-N4RBpVI

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#25 Post by Nomine » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:23 pm

Comedy week: 7.07 (At 20:00) and 10.7 (at 20:30) - And as always you got two votes!

Clue
One of the best farcical movies ever made, a cast of great comedic and serious stars of their day. All gathered in a murder-mystery-whodunnit.
Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkwqw4lPz64


Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein
Star Wars is often given credit as the first franchise movie wise. Well, Abbott and Costello beat them with about 50 years!
This is undoubtedly a movie and one that bears all the hallmarks of “we got this figured out but what do we make as movie number 10 or 20..
Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6l8auIACyc


Kung Fu Hustle
To follow up of the success of Shaolin Soccer we got Kung Fu Hustle with better budgets and better cgi.
In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m3IB7N_PRk


A Fish Called Wanda
One of the rare few comedies I genuinely like because its fun (and a bit clever too)
In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.
I also find this to be one of the best John Cleese movies
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xxdYfUvi9g


The lady Eve
One of the original “battle of the sexes” comedies, made in a different era
A trio of classy card sharks targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, until one of them falls in love with him.
And like so many of the movies I enjoy, there is con artists.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeVAJre7PWU

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Re: Tuesday (and Friday) Movie Madness

#26 Post by Anadelonbrin » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:31 am

I know they are from a different time, but... those trailers. Wow... Introducing all the male actors "and a couple of females" who remain unnamed. And the poor unsuspecting catch "who hasn't seen a white woman for a year!" and every last "white woman" is a gold digger...

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#27 Post by Nomine » Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:10 pm

Yeah, vintage movies is often a lesson in how far we have come and how far we have yet to go. And you don´t have to go that far back for it to be "vintage."

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#28 Post by Nomine » Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:16 pm

Time to sing along - musicals! 14.07 at 20:05 and 17.07 at 20:30
And as always you got two votes!

Hamilton
The music blending rap with broadway into what became an instant hit - off and on stage.
The show was filmed and originally intended to go on theatrical release in 2021 but Covid hit and Disney+ snapped this up.
The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Captured live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast.
Trailer:

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


Rocky Horror picture show
The legend, the movie that has won nerd hearts since its inception, the truly campy fun and brilliant musical. I think only Monthy Python is more loved by people, and ever since it came out there has been arranged sing-along cinemas, where audience participation is half the fun
On a wild and rain-swept late-November evening, somewhere at an empty stretch of road outside Ohio's merry Denton, blissfully-affianced, prudish, boringly-innocent young pair Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) find themselves stranded on their way to visit an ex-tutor. Instead, the couple will inadvertently unearth the cross-dressing Dr. Frank-N-Furter's (Tim Curry's) spooky lair of inexhaustible oddities.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgx1QZFNMz8


Cry Baby
John Waters' musical ode to the teen rebel genre is infectious and gleefully camp, providing star Johnny Depp with the perfect vehicle in which to lampoon his pin-up image.
Actually, I don´t think Johnny Depp ever was better than in this movie! And in terms of this sort of schlock-pulp movies that made Waters legendary this is perhaps the best and most approachable:
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB1bLlguZVY


Singing in the rain
1927 Hollywood. Monumental Pictures' biggest stars, glamorous on-screen couple Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood, are also an off-screen couple if the trade papers and gossip columns are to be believed. Both perpetuate the public perception if only to please their adoring fans and bring people into the movie theaters. In reality, Don barely tolerates her, while Lina, despite thinking Don beneath her, simplemindedly believes what she sees on screen in order to bolster her own stardom and sense of self-importance. R.F. Simpson, Monumental's head, dismisses what he thinks is a flash in the pan: talking pictures.
This movie… it is heralded as one of the best of its kind and a legend.
Trailer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_EVHeNEIJY

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#29 Post by Nomine » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:02 pm

Date to come (will be early in August, we are just planning around RP)
Vote now - vote early and you get two votes! :)

Arsenic and Old Lace
Murderous ladies is not a new thing in Hollywood, but rarely are they ever shown as two kind elderly ladies. This vintage black comedy is a bit of a masterpiece made by one of the best comedy directors of all time: Frank Capra
“A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.”
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCWBDwkhGN0


Black Swan
Perhaps nothing symbolises softness and elegance better than ballet and lace, but it also is a pursuit that requires a drive and determination. This psychological triller is intense and almost invasive.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jaI1XOB-bs


Vox Lux
Then we continue keeping it on stage, with Vox Lux
VOX LUX begins in 1999 when teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor (Stacy Martin) survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of catastrophe — while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, the now 31-year-old Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mother to a teenage daughter of her own and struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxdVqr4hmZU


Dredd
It is criminally underrated and often assumed it stole its premise from Raid Redemption (it actually started filming 6 months before)
Dredd is based upon the comic Judge Dredd (and it should not be confused with the Stalone Judge Dredd movie) It shows tight leathers, a hard world and the harder cops that function as: Judge - Jury- Executioner
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-eI5oLlIeY



The Matrix
(OBS 2h 16 min)
The matrix is a near perfect sci-fi movie, that has had a major impact on culture ever since. It also has some slick leather outfits
So do you take the red or the blue pill?
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8e-FF8MsqU

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Re: Tuesday (and Friday) Movie Madness

#30 Post by Nomine » Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:10 pm

We are trying to have this the first Tuesday of the month, but it does take backstage to RP events :)

So for the 8th of September, at 20:00 game time. As always you can vote for two movies.

Mulan - 2020, Live action
Disney`s Mulan is a beloved action movie about a young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.
It is perhaps one of the best, and truly important in female representation as well as a look at asian without the "white savior."
Disney have been making these into live action movies for a while, and here comes the live action one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK8FHdFluOQ

Six-String Samurai (also known as Samurai cowboy)
Post-Apocalyptic story about a lone guitar-samurai that looks like Elvis Costello and his journey towards the last free city (Lost Vegas) and aims to take the throne there. Vegas needs a new king, classic rock vs death metal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfTWYP4bE28

The Platform
This movie has also been available on netflix and it is a chilling reflection on society.
A vertical prison with one cell per level. Two people per cell. One only food platform and two minutes per day to feed from up to down. An endless nightmare trapped in The Hole.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlfooqeZcdY

In the mood for love
Gorgeous, visually stunning, moving through the story and each shoot as its liquid gold. One of Wong Kar Wai`s most gorgeous movies (and food is so important that the special edition included recipies.
Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWVDZ98AFhI

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