Tuesday (and Friday) Movie Madness

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Which movie

Fast Runner
Songs from the second floor
Rear Window
The duellists
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Re: Tuesday (and Friday) Movie Madness

#31 Post by Nomine » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:54 pm

For October there will be two sessions, first feel good then horror (Halloween after all :D )

Sing Street
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYk2Vx1z6lk

Shakespear in love

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk1rTKB6ZF8


Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83kTQ6chG4o

Some like it hot

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


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

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Re: Tuesday (and Friday) Movie Madness

#32 Post by Nomine » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:09 pm

Halloween is time for horror and good company, therefor I have selected - for you voting pleasure a collection of horror movies.
To be played the 27th - 20:05

Halloween - 1978 (legendary for its use of music)
This movie has been on practically every single movie-making curriculum since the 90s for its use of audio. In modern eyes, it is a slow burn, but without a shadow of a doubt one of Carpenters most lasting work (the most recent Halloween movie is also excellent)
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.


The Thing - 1982
Another Carpenter movie, more body horror and one of my all-time favourites
A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They are trying to kill a dog that has escaped from their base. After the destruction of the Norwegian chopper, the members of the US team fly to the Norwegian base, only to discover them all dead or missing.
“The body is the warmest place to hide…:”


The Alien
One of the strongest women on film must be the lead character here. Survivor, intelligent and without special kung-fu powers.
After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Let the right one in (Swedish version)
Vampires are perhaps the most overused subject in horror movies or movies in general. So how to make it fresh and new? Let the right one in shows masterfully (not least due to the lead child actors) that you can.
Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982.

The Devil’s Backbone (El Espinazo del Diablo)
Latin horror is something different than western horror, in latin horror it is part of the world, much like flowers and the bees, while in traditional western horror the horror element is an outside element wanting to come inn. (Made by Guillermo Del Toro and Pedro Almodovar)
During the Spanish Civil War, a boy named Carlos (Fernando Tielve) is taken by two Republicans to an orphanage because his father died fighting against Franco’s fascist troops. Casares (Federico Luppi) and Carmen (Marisca Predes) accept the boy at the orphanage and there he meets the doorman Jacinto (Eduardo Noriega) and a teacher named Conchita

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Re: Tuesday (and Friday) Movie Madness

#33 Post by Nomine » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:14 pm

For the 1th of December - start 20:05
As always, you got two votes!

Burn after reading
Osbourne Cox, a Balkan expert, resigned from the CIA because of a drinking problem, so he begins a memoir. His wife wants a divorce and expects her lover, Harry, a philandering State Department marshal, to leave his wife. A CD-ROM falls out of a gym bag at a Georgetown fitness center. Two employees there try to turn it into cash: Linda, who wants money for cosmetic surgery, and Chad, an amiable goof.

Now, thats a movie not enough people has seen. Named after a man who`s life inspired Edgar Allen Poe, Victor Hugo and Balzac. It is an interesting visual movie, made by the guy responsible for the visual effects in The City of Lost Children (To be fair, he also directed Catwoman, so its a man with questionable taste)
Paris, 1830: Vidocq is killed by a mirror masked man. A thief turned investigator, he was working on a case of men killed by lightning. His biographer tries to solve the case.

Batman, the perfect duo, from Tim Burton`s Batman to Birdman
Tim Burton`s Batman is in many ways the birth of the modern genere of superhero movies, both in hype (If you look at all clips, only 2 minutes of the movie was not shown in trailers and adds) and in proving that comics could drive high budget movies:


Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Not canonly a Batman movie, but… its really fun to look at it as “What if Bruce Wayne decided to become an actor and started falling apart) Plus Michael Keaton was maybe the best Batman.
A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.

Bad Times at the El Royale
Who-dunnits crime thrillers is a love of mine and this is one of the best modern ones. A movie filled with twists and turns, along with wonderful actors. Not to mention that is cinematography is simply luscious.
Early 1970s. Four strangers check in at the El Royale Hotel. The hotel is deserted, staffed by a single desk clerk. Some of the new guests' reasons for being there are less than innocent and some are not who they appear to be.

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Re: Tuesday (and Friday) Movie Madness

#34 Post by Nomine » Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:14 pm

For the 27th of December time to dig into the glorious realms of Christmas movies, untraditional ones at that.
As usual, you got 2 votes - and we will start watching the movie at 20:05

Father Christmas, the jolly man himself got sides we have rarely seen before.
A rowdy, unorthodox Santa Claus is fighting to save his declining business. Meanwhile, Billy, a neglected and precocious 12-year-old, hires a hitman to kill Santa after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking. Is there a better way to embrace the Christmas spirit than with guns?

We have all been there, struggling to find that perfect present and ending up with a rare pet and that special set of rules we did not quite manage to follow, unleashing a gaggle of monsters on an unsuspecting town.

Die Hard
Nobody bleeds like Bruce Willis and he never bleeds better than in this Christmas movie, Die Hard
An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Anna and the Apocalypse
What you need for Christmas is a zombie musical. It is at times whimsical, great and more of a feel-good movie than most on the list with Zombies!
A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.

If you have been kind you will get gifts, but if you have been naughty Krampus will come to get you. A boy who has a bad Christmas accidentally summons a festive demon to his family home. Drawing heavily on horror elements with a touch of sly humor.

As a bonus - these commercials for the unique Finnish export - Father Christmas - These short movies are what lead to the movie Rare Exports (which is worth a viewing in its own, but these shorts are better)

The safety instructions for your father Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMqMN9Bo0IE

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Re: Tuesday (and Friday) Movie Madness

#35 Post by Nomine » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:05 pm

For the first Tuseday Movie Madness of 2021 (The year that came after the year that shall not be named). Let’s look at great movies that are spawned by comic books. As usual you got two vote - date being the 05.01.2021 - 20:05.

Immortel Ad Vitam
France and Belgium got a deep comic history, Tintin and Asterix being the most famous examples. But European comics like theses found an adult audience and started telling complicated stories before American comics did. Enki Bilal and Mobieus being good and often truly weird examples of this. Immortal Ad Vitam is one of the attempts at bringing their wonderful and weird worlds to the movie screen.
In 2095, New York City has become a dystopian world of genetically altered humans and ancient Egyptian gods. When powerful deities condemn the god Horus to death, he searches for a human female capable of bearing his child

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdtUbFCbp1A

Batman the Dark Knight
Christopher Nolan re-imagined Batman for the silver screen in a way that had never been done before. It’s also the first Batsuit where the actor could twist their head. It is all about the height of Batman’s career and the struggle against the joker. It’s the second movie in the best.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmJLuwP3MbY

Cowboy Bebop
The epitome of cool, Cocky Spike Spiegel and the crew of his spaceship, Bebop, an intrepid band of bounty hunters, land on Mars in the year 2071 chasing an enormous cash reward. Based on a manga and an anime, very slick and skill-fully made sci-if.

Logan: Noir
Wolverine one of the key X-men characters was brought to life by Hugh Jackman, and this is the last movie where he plays Wolverine. I have gone with the black and white version, as it is stylish, slick and far less commonly seen.
It’s part sci-if, part end of a character
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Byc5ICEGQEM

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Re: Tuesday (and Friday) Movie Madness

#36 Post by Nomine » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:25 pm

For the 2.2.21 The second day, in the second month, in the second decade, which is also the second day of the week.
We will be starting the watching at 20:02 - because... of course we will! Director driven movies, these movies could not have been made by anybody else. The soul and intensity of the director shine through every frame.

Fast Runner (all Inuit movie) - OBS nearly 3 hours long.
Humans have told stories for a long time, and there are still parts of the world where the stories are passed on primarily through oral traditions. This movie is based on one of those stories, perhaps as old as 1000 years.

If this wins, we will have a 10 min break in the middle (My copy of this is also split into two video files, so it makes sense)
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUInNnWZLGU

Herzog (the director) is arguably insane, but he is never a better director than when he works with Klaus Kinski, they did 5 movies together. In the first movie, Herzon threatened to kill Kinski. When I say threaten, I mean he grabbed a gun and fired three bullets after Kinski and some other card players. Fizcarraldo, its a movie that challenges the basic laws of nature and triumphs.

The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWeb7i8IjYs

Songs from the second floor
Is it one movie, or is it a series of shorts that are loosely tied together by the film-makers vision and the poem that inspired them? Unlike Herzog which hated shooting in a studio, Roy Andersson films everything in-studio on specially built stages. It is one of those movies that you might not enjoy, but it will not be easily forgotten. It interrogates modern life, inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo.


Rear Window
One of Hitchcocks most hitchcokian movies, inspired by two real murder cases. One of the movies where he paints with his own special brush.
Wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Also one of the most interesting premises I have seen for a movie, and perhaps even more so in the day of Corona

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5L2YQnShlk

The duellists -
France, 1801. Due to a minor, perceived slight mild-mannered Lieutenant d'Hubert is forced into a duel with the hot-headed, irrational Lieutenant Feraud. The disagreement ultimately results in scores of duels, spanning several years.
Also one of Riddley Scotts most interesting movies.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChuhXe0G5lY

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