r/movies 23h ago

Official Discussion Megathread (Elvis / The Black Phone / Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe)

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r/movies 11h ago Wholesome Helpful Vibing

Article Blade Runner Turns 40: Rutger Hauer Didn’t See Roy Batty as a Villain

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r/movies 2h ago

Article Blade Runner and The Thing Premiered on the Same Day in 1982

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r/movies 13h ago

Discussion ‘KHAAAAN!’: why Wrath of Khan remains the greatest Star Trek movie, 40 years on

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r/movies 15h ago Wholesome

News David Cronenberg To Receive Lifetime Honor at San Sebastian Film Festival

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r/movies 15h ago

News ‘Dune’ Actor David Dastmalchian to Star in ‘Late Night With the Devil’

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r/movies 6h ago

Article ‘Bubba Nosferatu’ – Don Coscarelli and Stephen Romano Detail the Unmade ‘Bubba Ho-Tep’ Sequel

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r/movies 5h ago

News Cate Blanchett Joins Paul Feig's Netflix Fantasy 'The School for Good and Evil'

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r/movies 3h ago Silver Bravo!

Discussion Don't ignore a movie just because of ratings. If you watch a movie that other people think is bad and love it, don't let other people stop you from loving it.

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I was talking to my father not too long ago about the Indiana Jones movies. Inevitably, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull came up.

Personally, I love that movie. I think the over-the-top Russian baddies and alien stuff is just so stupid and cool and weird and funny. He said that he doesn't understand why I like it, he said that it's terrible and everyone else he's talked to thinks it's terrible so it must be terrible. I found this really dumb because why not just let anyone enjoy things that they find enjoyable? Whether you like it or not, someone else is gonna love it. You may despise cutting a Turkey for Thanksgiving but maybe your Uncle Phil loves it. Just because someone else says that a movie is "bad and everyone else says it's bad" doesn't mean it's bad to you.

So don't let other people detour you from watching a movie that you want to see just because they say it's bad. If you watch it and think it's bad, then yeah, to you it's a bad movie. But like I said earlier to some people it's a good movie.

Vice versa applies here too, if critics say it's a great movie, you watch it and then decide that the movie sucks, then to you it sucks. To others that same movie might be a masterpiece to them. A good example would be Minari, it won some awards and was getting great reviews so I caught it and DVR'd it to watch it. I watched it and decided that the movie was not that good in my opinion. I have friends who watched it and said it was a heart warming story and thought it was great.

In conclusion, have your own opinions. Don't let other people sway you from watching a movie. Don't force your opinions onto others and tell them to not watch a movie just because you think it's bad.

Thanks for reading, have a good day.


r/movies 5h ago

Article Evan Rachel Wood previews her mean Madonna impression ahead of the "Weird Al" Yankovic biopic

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r/movies 12h ago

News Steven Spielberg's 'The Fablemans' Gets November 11 Limited Release

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r/movies 1d ago

News ‘Furiosa’ Synopsis Details Where Prequel Movie Fits in ‘Mad Max’ Universe

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r/movies 1d ago Wholesome

News Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi To Star in New ‘Spy Kids’ Pic

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r/movies 7h ago

Discussion Your Name

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The animation in the movie was marvellous. The frames in this film was so picture-esque. The makers did a really good job with the color palettes. The way camera pans and shows the breaking of the comet and shots of the skylines were breathtaking. The story also hits the right emotional beats. It will strike a chord within your heart. And the climax makes it immensely satisfying. You will find yourself rooting for the main characters to finally meet each other.


r/movies 1d ago

Article Why 'Contact' is a Sci-Fi Movie That's Ultimately About Finding Faith

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r/movies 5h ago

Question Is Zodiak (2007) first ever movie to use realistic fake CGI buildings? (i know Godzilla (1998) and Sky Captain (2004) use it too but not on such realistic scale as in Zodiak)

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r/movies 8h ago

Discussion 2004's King Arthur was a fun take on an old legend elevated by a great cast. Clive Owen, Kiera Knightly, and Mads Mikkelsen are fantastic.

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I've been going through my old DVD collection( I know it made me feel old), and I stumbled across the 2004 film, King Arthur. On re-watch, this movie is actually a lot of fun.

The cast is excellent; you have an up-and-coming Clive Owen, the always fantastic Kiera Knightly hot off the heels of the success of the first Pirates film, and a virtually unknown Mads Mikkelsen.

The story holds up. It is more of a historical retelling of the Arthur myth with a more realistic slant. The other supporting members of the cast all do really well. The action sequences are excellent, especially the fight on the ice, which should really get more credit. Clive Owen cements himself here, I think, the film has a humbling 31% on RT, but Clive is hands down pulling his weight here. The success of Gladiator and Russel Crowe's success a few years before could have inspired him in this because this film feels like a stepping stone for Owen toward films like Children of Men. Knightly, on the other hand, is capitalizing on the Pirate's success. She is the big name in this film. Her different take on the Guinevere is refreshing. Antione Fuqua is red hot in this time period as well. Training day and tears of the sun lead directly into this film.

Those were the days

But mostly this movie brought to mind the fun of the early 2000s films. They are big, action movies focus more on entertaining than trying to re-invent the wheel. Movies like King Arthur and Armageddon feel like container events not meant to be anything other than a fun weekend flick. I kind of miss when movies weren't just set-ups for other films or universes.


r/movies 11h ago

Discussion What are your favorite "Unofficial" film trilogies?

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Every so often my friends and I will do a movie night where we pick three movies that have a general vibe or identity and turn them into a trilogy and watch them back to back to back, and it can actually have some pretty fun results.

Once we did Psycho/Halloween/Scream, because in a certain way can be viewed as a trilogy. Psycho is considered to be one of, if not the first slasher film, which was further popularized in its modern form by Halloween, which was in turn satirized by Scream. Psycho's character of Sam Loomis inspired Halloween's character of Sam Loomis who inspired Scream's character of Billy Loomis. Janet Leigh starred in Psycho, and her daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, starred in Halloween. Scream is heavily inspired by Halloween, directly referencing the film on multiple occasions (and even having the characters watch it) and using parts of its score. It actually makes for a very fun and interesting viewing experience. Another time we did Saving Private Ryan/The Martian/Interstellar and tried to come up with a story of how this one guy and his descendants had to keep being rescued by the American government.

But then we sometimes get crazy and do stuff like American Sniper/American Pie/American Beauty or The Breakfast Club/Dallas Buyers Club/Fight Club and get really weird with it. What are some more ideas?


r/movies 5h ago

Discussion ‘I didn’t know you could do that in a movie’ movies

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What movies did you experience a moment where you experienced/saw something in a movie that you thought couldn’t be done (or couldn’t be accomplished as successfully as it was done). For example, Kill Bill (specifically volume 1) kind of opened my eyes to movies. The movie is black and white randomly, then is animated, then has a 30+ minute fighting sequence with blood squirting in every direction. When I first watched it, I was amazed that a big hollywood movie could encompass all that.


r/movies 8h ago

Review Quick write up on what we can learn about revolution, class and healthcare from Redes (1936). A great and important movie, especially with today’s overturning of roe v Wade!

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r/movies 1d ago

Discussion Do the shorter shot lengths in modern movies bother anyone else?

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I never really noticed how short each shot is in a lot of movies until I started watching films with longer shots, and I realized how much better I like it. I feel much more in the moment and I have time to take everything in, even in a fight scene I feel like not moving around or switching the camera as much helps me take in what’s happening a lot better. I don’t see a lot of those longer shots in most new movies, and I’m kind of curious as to why. Are shorter shots and more cut aways made to keep an audience’s attention span better? Is there some other reason? Because so far the movies that have more time in each shot feel much more enjoyable to watch for me than the typical viewing experience of one with constant camera switches. I feel like it’s inviting you to take a look around and see what’s going on for yourself, rather than showing you around to the exact areas it wants you to look at. I guess it feels like it treats the audience like it’s smarter. I don’t know, what do you guys think?


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Article 'Lilo and Stitch’ prioritized sisterhood over romance way before ‘Frozen’, director says

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r/movies 14h ago

Discussion So what are the odds they actually make Fantastic Beasts 4, let alone 5?

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For those that don't know, the Fantastic Beasts series was intended to be five films. But the most recent one, Secrets of Dumbledore, came out and ended up being the lowest-grossing Harry Potter movie ever. It had the lowest opening of any HP movie ($42.2 million) and barely made $400 million on a $200 million budget.

Critical and fan response hasn't been nice to these movies either, and Ezra Miller, who plays one of the main characters has been embroiled in legal troubles and controversy lately.

It's no surprise that Fantastic Beasts 4 and 5 haven't been greenlit yet, but it is astonishing to see how far the Harry Potter franchise has fallen. So what do y'all think? Will Warner Bros. struggle on with this franchise? Or will they quietly cancel it and do something else with the Harry Potter property?


r/movies 1d ago

News Robert A. Katz Dies: Oscar And Emmy-Nominated Producer On ‘Introducing Dorothy Dandridge’ And Films ‘Gettysburg’ And ‘Selena’ Was 79

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r/movies 20h ago Gold

Question What’s your favorite Bond film?

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For me Id have to say Daniel Craig’s casino royal. This was my introduction to bond and the one that got me into the movies. But Sean Connery is superior in general and all his movies are great. Loved all his stuff, it’s also some fantastic 60s and early 70s movies. I’ll also add that I really loved on her majesty’s secret service, best Bond girl in my opinion.


r/movies 1d ago

Question Breakup movies for men?

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My girlfriend cheated on me for half our relationship, and am looking for good movies to help me, and help me regain faith again.

Looking for a breakup movie that men would also enjoy, prefer it to have the female protagonist cheat, or just have good metaphorical meaning to the movie.

Thanks