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On The Basis Of Comets

imago, Thursday, 3 January 2019 17:23 (one year ago) link

Leder also helmed the icky Pay It Forward, which automatically cancels any interest I might have had in seeing this (though I had none).

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Thursday, 3 January 2019 17:28 (one year ago) link

On The Basis Of Comets

Ha, On The Basis Of The Leftovers tbf (and no I didn’t do that on purpose)

xp some ppl should stick to tv I guess!

Pierrot with a thousand farces (wins), Thursday, 3 January 2019 17:30 (one year ago) link

ehh I think of leder as an example of how female filmmakers only get 1-2 cracks at blockbuster scale work if they "underperform" (or make money but not quite ENOUGH money) while male mediocrities seem to get chance after chance after chance. deep impact is a perfectly reasonable disaster movie that was only overshadowed because armageddon (same subject matter, different genre) was concentrated preposterous manipulative cheese. the peacemaker was pretty lame on recent rewatch, i'll admit. disclaimer, i haven't read any interviews or anything to back this up - maybe she found doing these movies to be a nightmare and never went back on purpose, idk.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 3 January 2019 17:39 (one year ago) link

Deep Impact is dope, maybe I will see this new Notorious RBG film

flappy bird, Thursday, 3 January 2019 17:45 (one year ago) link

I mean ...

2	Armageddon	BV	$201,578,182	3,184	$36,089,972	3,127	7/1
8 Deep Impact Par. $140,464,664 3,280 $41,152,375 3,156 5/8

Not to mention that apparently Deep Impact cost about half as much to make as Armageddon.

love craptually (Eric H.), Thursday, 3 January 2019 17:46 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

green book, the upside

why are these movies still being made

adam the (abanana), Friday, 18 January 2019 22:47 (one year ago) link

Oscars, baby

A Nugatory Excrescence (Old Lunch), Friday, 18 January 2019 23:15 (one year ago) link

are the voters who nominated guess who's coming to dinner still voting?

adam the (abanana), Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:19 (one year ago) link

why are these movies still being made

tide goes in, tide goes out

flappy bird, Saturday, 19 January 2019 04:21 (one year ago) link

I had my "enough" moment with comic book movies back in 2015.
I saw "The Rock" in theaters and I haven't seen another Michael Bay movie since.
Anything directed by Zach Snyder is also insta-banned.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:59 (one year ago) link

Honey Boy

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 05:03 (one year ago) link

lol this has a trailer now

devvvine, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 22:48 (one year ago) link

And who was asking for a Mapplethorpe biopic?

Anne Hedonia (, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 23:29 (one year ago) link

new liam neeson joint "cold wish or whatever" sounds exactly like every other liam neeson movie in the past two decades.

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 23:37 (one year ago) link

the best part of Love Actually was when crying Liam Neeson kicked the sexist US President through a window and the president knocked over Egg Off Of This Life and all his stalker cue cards

The Very Fugly Caterpillar (sic), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 23:53 (one year ago) link

I am baffled as to why Cold Pursuit has such a "wacky comedy" poster:

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 01:52 (one year ago) link

Like, the tagline looks like it should read "Everyone remember where we parked."

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 01:53 (one year ago) link

lmfao otm

flappy bird, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 01:55 (one year ago) link

It's a remake of a Norwegian comedy (with a script from a Danish writer). Very good film, the original, but even thought the director is the same I have a hard time imagining it to be any good. It's so much about Norway.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:07 (one year ago) link

Don't fret, no one knows Norway quite like Hollywood.

Shaved Cyborg (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:11 (one year ago) link

Hey, if it's half as good as Nolan's remake of Insomnia it'll be complete fucking shit

Stephen Yakkety-Yaxley-Rosbif (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:11 (one year ago) link

I saw it today, Fred is right, Cold Pursuit is a black comedy disguised as an action movie. it's very similar to Miami Blues, and in the same universe as Repo Man (though not nearly as good as either). worth seeing imo, and I hate all that Taken shit. it's not like that at all

flappy bird, Saturday, 16 February 2019 23:16 (one year ago) link

Liam Neeson's action star career has run the gamut from competent trash to outstanding. Taken obv made him viable as an action commodity but its the least interesting film of this era (well maybe more interesting than Taken 2&3...) The Grey and A Walk Among the Tombstones and a couple of those Collet-Serra flicks are great.

omar little, Saturday, 16 February 2019 23:19 (one year ago) link

Perhaps unfairly, i assume any movie with liam neeson isn’t worth watching

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 17 February 2019 02:31 (one year ago) link

gonna fight you over Darkman

steven, soda jerk (sic), Sunday, 17 February 2019 02:34 (one year ago) link

and Buster Scruggs I guess

steven, soda jerk (sic), Sunday, 17 February 2019 02:34 (one year ago) link

The Grey is really good

. (Michael B), Sunday, 17 February 2019 12:27 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Director: Gurinder Chadha
Starring: Rob Brydon, Dean-Charles Chapman, Hayley Atwell, Aaron Phagura, Kulvinder Ghir, Sally Phillips, Viveik Kalra, Nell Williams, Meera Ganatra
Duration: 117 min

In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Thursday, 11 July 2019 12:23 (ten months ago) link

the first movie written solely for eric alterman

adam the (abanana), Thursday, 11 July 2019 12:36 (ten months ago) link

Saw the trailer for that the other day and it looked so bad I was embarrassed to be there for that two minutes.

Manfred Hemming-Hawing (WmC), Thursday, 11 July 2019 13:05 (ten months ago) link

there's a mini-trend of movies trying to follow the commercial success of bo rhap, using some combination of 1. britain 2. minority groups 3. classic rock. rocketman and yesterday being the other prominent ones, and this one looking by far the worst.

adam the (abanana), Thursday, 11 July 2019 18:08 (ten months ago) link

to be fair, Rocketman started filming before Bohemian Rhapsody even came out, although of course its director is the guy who'd replaced Singer on BR, so maybe he had some confidence it would be a hit.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 11 July 2019 18:18 (ten months ago) link

No intention of seeing any of them but rocket man does sound better than the other three, which I would rather be murdered badly than have to see

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Thursday, 11 July 2019 18:25 (ten months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I bought a ticket for a “surprise film” knowing only that it was a preview of a “much anticipated” upcoming film. I thought it might be the qt or almodóvar but it turned out to be that Springsteen thing ☹️

I gave it 40 minutes

2019OK plus bennu (wins), Friday, 2 August 2019 21:53 (nine months ago) link

Jesus... how are you holding up?

flappy bird, Friday, 2 August 2019 23:03 (nine months ago) link


I mean the film is exactly what it looks like. I could have seen a preview of it for free earlier this week and couldn’t be bothered, it genuinely never occurred to me that it could be the surprise film. When the title came up several people murmured “oh no”

2019OK plus bennu (wins), Friday, 2 August 2019 23:15 (nine months ago) link

One of my funniest cinema experiences was years ago at the film festival, they always close with a mystery film (eg last year was Roma), that year it was that proclaimers musical for some reason. When the title came up two guys in front of me looked at each other and without saying a word got up and left - maybe you had to be there but it made the whole thing worthwhile for me

2019OK plus bennu (wins), Friday, 2 August 2019 23:18 (nine months ago) link

When the title came up several people murmured “oh no”


I saw the trailer for it before Yesterday (which I really liked, leagues better than Rocketman and, from what I gather, BoRap), and the Springsteen movie is like one of those shitty 95/96 Pulp Fiction ripoffs, but of a movie released 2 months prior.

flappy bird, Friday, 2 August 2019 23:24 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Avoiding the hell out of that Springsteen movie, but I keep reading reviews of it for some reason. I'm weirdly fascinated by the fact that it even exists. A couple of Springsteen superfans made a movie about the true story of one of them becoming a Springsteen superfan? And people let this happen?

Lily Dale, Monday, 19 August 2019 16:54 (nine months ago) link

Probably got through on the strength of the current wave of boomer rock flicks (Queen, Elton, that “what if the Beatles never happened?” one...)

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Monday, 19 August 2019 16:56 (nine months ago) link

(which I now see represents the bulk of the recent discussion in this thread)

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Monday, 19 August 2019 16:59 (nine months ago) link

I saw the title of the thread and was like, "hmm, I wonder if there's anything about that Springsteen movie." Was amused to see that this is all that's been talked about in the thread for the last month or so.

Lily Dale, Monday, 19 August 2019 17:12 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

The Irishman

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Friday, 27 September 2019 14:15 (eight months ago) link

I’ve somehow avoided hearing that much about this, and I can’t imagine myself not being curious enough to watch any new Scorsese at some point, but the “de-aging” stuff looks ridiculous.

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Friday, 27 September 2019 14:55 (eight months ago) link

everything about it seems completely dumb and pointless to me, but its going to be playing at the arthouse down the block from me and tbh i feel like theres probably going to be a quiet night when my morbid curiosity gets the best of me and i'll take a sad walk of shame down there to check it out

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Friday, 27 September 2019 15:18 (eight months ago) link

you ppl who proudly watch Tarantella's offal

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 September 2019 15:24 (eight months ago) link

Totino is best film maker of are generatin, Scorswayze is tired hakc

Steampunk wasn't in my vocapulary 6 days ago. (Old Lunch), Friday, 27 September 2019 15:36 (eight months ago) link

fucking Tom Hanks mr Rogers

brimstead, Friday, 27 September 2019 15:42 (eight months ago) link

Scorsese’s good imo

Didn’t watch the Dylan thing but will see this at some point, if it weren’t on Netflix I’d watch it sooner

YouGov to see it (wins), Friday, 27 September 2019 15:44 (eight months ago) link

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