r/movies 2d ago

AMA Hi. I'm James Morosini. I wrote and directed my new film I LOVE MY DAD starring Patton Oswalt and myself. AMA!

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James Morosini here. You may recognize me as Dalton from Sex Lives of College Girls on HBO or from American Horror Story. I’m here to talk about my upcoming film, I LOVE MY DAD starring Patton Oswalt, Claudia Sulewski, and myself. It's a comedy about a hopelessly estranged father (Patton) who catfishes his son (me) in an attempt to reconnect. It's inspired by a true story. Like, this literally happened to me. Our film won the Grand Jury and Audience Award at SXSW and you can see it in theaters starting today, Friday, August 5th. AMA! PROOF: https://i.redd.it/z69xujoauqf91.png TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__FXp-MiY1o


r/movies 2d ago Helpful

Official Discussion Official Discussion Megathread (Bullet Train / Easter Sunday / Prey / Luck / Thirteen Lives)

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r/movies 14h ago Helpful Wholesome Silver

Discussion Fantastic Beasts movies are terrible.

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just saw fantastic beasts the secrets of dumbledore and it was terrible. Not only was the story and writing bad but the movies have nothing to do with Newt Scamander and his book. it’s basically the story of dumbledore and Grindelwald. how could jk rowling fuck it up so bad. fantastic beasts could have even be a tv series about Newt, his passion for magical creatures and his adventures studying and documenting them to write his book. but no instead we get the same shit as the original franchise just replace harry with newt and voldemort with Grindelwald. i’m so upset i had to get this rant off my chest lol.


r/movies 13h ago Silver

Article Two-Gun Gussie (1918) Possibly inspiration for John Wick poster

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r/movies 1h ago

News Clu Gulager, Horror Character Actor and ‘Return of the Living Dead’ Star, Dead at 93

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r/movies 8h ago

Article Unforgiven at 30: The Story Behind Clint Eastwood's Western Opus

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r/movies 3h ago

Question What's a sequel that tries to undo what the previous film did?

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I recently re-watched Men in Black and and MiB II on Netflix. I hadn't seen either one in over a decade, and I couldn't help but notice how the second one tries to undo some of the progress of the first one. The woman who is set up to be J's new partner at the end of the first Men in Black makes no appearance in the second one and was neuralyzed by a jaded, partner-hopping J: "She wanted to go back to the morgue. I helped her." Likewise, the woman that K was set up to be with, one of the reasons he retired from MiB, leaves him (far offscreen) because he gets a strange gut feeling when he looks up at the stars. Now K is the only one who can help J overcome the new crisis.

I still enjoyed the movies, but the blatant shifting and finagling to get things as close to the original Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones formula made me a little uncomfortable. It feels a unfair to the other characters, and I would have been more excited to see the second movie go in new directions than try to retread so much of the same ground. The thing is, I know MiB II isn't even close to the only offender, or the worst one. What's another movie that jumps through hoops to erase the events set in motion by the last movie, just so they can do the same thing all over again?


r/movies 2h ago

Discussion I really love Martin McDonagh's "In Bruges (2008)"

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I first got introduced to Martin McDonagh through Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri. Ever since then, I've been a fan and I'm now looking forward to his next movie The Banshees of Inisherin coming out later this year. I figured I would visit some of his previous works I had missed out on and so I fired up In Bruges, which seemed to be beloved by many.

At first, I had no idea where they were going with this movie. The first act seemed to meander with its plot, and then there were some showcases of cruelty and towards innocent characters that seemed to only be played for dark and crude comedy. It made me unable to connect with such a callous and mean-spirited character in Colin Farrell. But what Martin McDonagh pulls off after the halfway mark is a brilliant subversion of expectations and everything suddenly becomes clear on where this movie is going, and what it's trying to say.

It's a brilliant script that definitely borrows characteristics from Guy Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino, with the excessive dialogue full of crude insults and trivial rants, the excessive bloody violence, the way every element in the script seems to be building towards a climactic intertwining of fates of sorts. Very good job there. By the end of it all, my takeaway is that In Bruges is a thoughtful and nuanced study on the moral code of hitmen, on repentance, PTSD and punishment.

It's incredible how after the halfway mark, I suddenly started emotionally connecting with these contract killer characters despite their moral flaws and sadistic actions. After all that dark comedy, it takes a drastic tonal turn towards some more heavy material and gut-wrenching drama, but without sacrificing the spirit of the movie. This movie is really heavy, somber and emotionally charged despite what you would think at first. That's when I realized that I loved this movie. Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell also give incredible performances to elevate the movie. Even though they did get their dues by receiving BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for their performances, and even a Golden Globe Best Actor win for Farrell, I also feel like they deserved Oscar nominations too, which is what they didn't get. At least the script did get an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay though. Anyways, I don't want to ramble too much. This movie's just great!


r/movies 21h ago

Article 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' : An Awe-Inspiring Sci-Fi Odyssey

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Article 'Starship Troopers' at 25: Paul Verhoeven's 1997 Sci-Fi Classic Is Satire at Its Best

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Discussion I never really liked the 3. Alien movie. Until I finally watched the Assembly Cut yesterday.

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I don’t know how I was able to go so many years without knowing about this Cut. I didn’t even knew I already owned it, it was hidden behind the "Extra" option of Alien3 my itunes purchase.

It adds so much to the movie. The entire atmosphere is different. It feels more like the events unfold inside a monastery not a prison colony. All the characters are more fleshed out. Pretty much every prisoner has his own small story. The "End of days" religion of the inmates is better explained. There is a whole fucking subplot about the Alien getting captured and released again. It’s still no perfect movie, and it will probably never become a classic like Alien and Aliens, but it’s soo much better than the theatrical cut. I always said there are only 2 real Alien movies, but for me it’s definitely a trilogy now. What do you think about the Assembly Cut?


r/movies 1d ago

Article Michelle Yeoh at 60: From ‘Crouching Tiger’ to ‘Everything Everywhere’, Her 10 Best Performances

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r/movies 1h ago

Discussion The Pest - Chinese Restaurant

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r/movies 23h ago

News 'Jujutsu Kaisen 0', 'Akira', 'Your Name', and More Anime Films Coming to Crunchyroll in August and September

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r/movies 3h ago

Discussion The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001) is arguably the Coen Brothers’ most overlooked movie

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I’m currently doing a watch-through of all the Coen Brothers’ movies, and the one that always keeps popping up in my head and that I can’t forget is The Man Who Wasn’t There.

It’s definitely the most straightforward noir piece the Coens have done, being less steeped in parody or homage when compared to their numerous other noir-inspired films like Blood Simple, Fargo, or No Country For Old Men.

Beautifully shot in black-and-white by Roger Deakins, it looks as if it could’ve come straight out of the 40s or 50s. The performances by Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Shaloub, Frances McDormand, and James Gandolfini are also excellent.

While not often placed amongst their greatest works such as Blood Simple, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, or No Country, it has seemed to fare better than their works generally considered low points such as The Hudsucker Proxy, Intolerable Cruelty, The Ladykillers, or Hail Caesar.

Despite earning the Coens a share of Best Director at Cannes and Deakins an Oscar nomination for his cinematography, it seems to fall within that “hidden gem” category of their films that are excellent but often forgotten by a lot of folks, usually only mentioned by film critics or folks that are well-versed in the Coens’ filmography. That category usually containing other great works such as Miller’s Crossing, A Serious Man, and Burn After Reading.

Anyway, I’ve rambled long enough. 8/10 underrated af.


r/movies 10h ago Wholesome

Article Daniel Pemberton Scoring David O. Russell’s ‘Amsterdam’, Replacing Hildur Guðnadóttir

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r/movies 9h ago

Question Favourite cult movies?

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Let’s delve deep into the world of cult movies!! What are your favourites? Why have they stood the test of time and what makes them a cult classic???

I will start off by saying the lost boys!!

Incredible cast, acting and ultimate soundtrack. Throw in vampires in a seaside town, and cheesy horror!” And you have a winner


r/movies 7h ago

Media The Making of "Heat" (1995)

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r/movies 10h ago

Discussion Which movie was the biggest letdown for you?

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For me it was Venom 2. As a fan of the comic character Carnage I was very excited to check out his first appearance in a movie.. and it wasn’t good at all. I was kind of shocked at how it turned out as I sat watching it in the theaters. Venom 2 is the movie equivalent of a child who won’t shut up and stop talking. It is a very annoying movie.


r/movies 9h ago

Discussion Just showed my three year old My Neighbor Totoro and it’s much better than I remembered, especially in comparison with the rest of kids entertainment.

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I’ve been trying to figure out when to show my kid Myasaki. And I figured Totoro and Ponyo would be the most accessible for his age, 3 1/2. He loved both movies but I think I have a much greater appreciation of Totoro than I had when I first watched it.

First of the kids act like kids. There are so many moments that are perfect little kid reactions. Being told not to wear your shoes inside so she runs around on her knees. The little actions that kids do that are sprinkled through the film to make it so much more believable that these two little girls are two little girls.

The next thing that struck me was that the film is visually interesting without being frenetic. So much kids entertainment is a sensory assault. Fast paced movement and colors with loud noises. Especially when it comes to tv entertainment. But Myasaki’s art direction is so beautiful and interesting in a way that doesn’t bore a kid.

There was so much to love about the film, and I know I’m not out on a limb saying “Myasaki is great” but as a parent I just have a new appreciation for what he’s able to do in his kids movies.

Anyone have any recommendations for age appropriate viewing for a 3.5 in this same vane? Been on the fence about Spirited Away, I haven’t seen it in a long time but I recall it to have a few scary moments for a 3 year old.


r/movies 10h ago

Review The Northman (2022)

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I really enjoyed The Northman. This movie is shot gorgeously, the score is amazing, the action is brutal and unforgiving, and the story is what Hamlet was based on so this movie was almost impossible for me to dislike. Watching interviews there was a lot of work put in to keep things historically accurate to keep things as authentic as possible and I love that everyone involved was passionate about this you could tell.

The story is a revenge story, but about halfway through Amleth’s mother reveals the real truth about his father which made things so much more interesting, and made you re evaluate whether or not this path for revenge is as righteous as it seems. The acting in this scene is incredible but especially from Skarsgard, the way you see him process all of this information is top notch acting.

The action in this movie is so good, they didn’t hold anything back. I loved how at the end of long battles all the remaining warriors are out of breath and exhausted details like that make everything feel way more authentic. The ending fight scene between Fjolnir and Amleth is just glorious two men butt ass naked fighting to the death in a volcano, call me when you find something as badass as that in a movie.

This movies not perfect though I did have some problems with it. I thought some of the accents in this movie were kind of distracting but I got used to them after a while. I also felt Amleth and Olga’s love story was forced at the start. At one point she asks him if he is going to come back to save her but prior to this moment they only had a couple of scenes together and it just felt a little weird because it’s like they had just met.

4 ½/5 ⭐️

Let me know what you thought of the movie I’m curious to see what people think about it


r/movies 14m ago

Discussion We need more movies like Bullet Train.

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Just finished watching Bullet Train and it was a ton of fun! Not gonna win any Oscars or anything but the script was air-tight, the action was awesome and the characters were memorable. Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Brian Tyree Henry stole the show for me and everyone seemed like they were having a ton of fun. I’m admittedly a little fatigued by all the endless superhero movies, prequels, sequels and remakes. This movie was an awesome change of pace and I hope studios make more like it!


r/movies 19h ago

Discussion Hollywood was surprisingly international when it came to its action stars during the 80s and 90s. Which action star did you or your family cling to?

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There was Schwarzenegger from Austria. Sweden gave us Dolph Lundgren. Belgium contributed with Van Damme. China brought us Jackie Chan and Jet Li and arguably Chow Yun Fat though I'm sure he's thought of as far more than just an action star. Here in the US, we had the likes of Chuck Norris, Stallone and Bruce Willis. If you see him as an action star, then you can count Mel Gibson for Australia.


r/movies 1d ago

Article Celebrating 25 years of the existential nightmare ‘Perfect Blue’

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r/movies 13h ago

Recommendation I am Cuba was indeed epic and is essential viewing for newbie filmmakers, What Is Mise-en-scène? 7 Films That Are Perfect Illustrations

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r/movies 11h ago

Question In your country, do cinemas have a break in the middle of the movie?

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I live in Turkey and here in every theater there is a 10 minute break in the middle of the movie to go to restrooms, getting snacks. I was in in a mall with mostly tourists and all of them were like "wtf is going on?" when the movie cut. I saw some comments on social media that it also happens in some europen countries.

In your country, do cinemas have a break in the middle of the movie?

Edit: its probably for money too, since they show ads for 5 minutes after the break.


r/movies 1h ago

Question Movie Trivia Challenge: Movie Bars

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Can anyone name the movies in which these bars/nightclubs were featured?

  1. Odyssey
  2. Sugartown Cabaret
  3. Tiny’s
  4. The Gold Room
  5. Mos Eisley Cantina
  6. Club Silencio
  7. Duct Tape
  8. Dexter Lake Club
  9. Cockatoo Inn
  10. Bob’s Country Bunker
  11. Rick’s Cafe Americain
  12. The Raven
  13. The Zodiac Club
  14. The KitKat Club
  15. Chez Lui
  16. The Tool Box
  17. Levy’s
  18. The Double Deuce
  19. The Green Dragon
  20. Tony’s Bar

Winner gets bragging rights and the pride knowing they are an absolute movie trivia genius

Bonus:

  1. El Sleezo Cafe
  2. The Blue Oyster
  3. The Mogumbo