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 : Yesterday at 04:20:36 AM 
PowerRR - noodles_leone
Fake nostalgia and the plummeting quality of the hollywood blockbuster tricked people into thinking they like that film (and the original one, which, let me underline it once again, they didn't like at the time).

 22 
 : Yesterday at 03:18:53 AM 
PowerRR - stanton
Yes, the new Top Gun is a pretty forgettable film, which is with its boring characters and pseudo conflicts too often only a boring film. And the action scenes are indeed good, but far from great, and surely not great enough to save half of this messy film. And Jennifer Connelly massively "understrained"  in a totally superfluous role (apart from the fact that such films seemingly must have these kind of superfluous roles), and I kinda felt sorry for her.

The biggest surprise is that nearly everyone seems to like this aesthetic flop. Actually the only mediocre film I watched last year theatrically. 3/10

 23 
 : Yesterday at 01:08:09 AM 
Dust Devil - jendy
How the heck do you write such territorial io fantastic essays? It will undoubtedly be the most popular comment currently on social media.

 24 
 : January 29, 2023, 10:37:10 AM 
PowerRR - noodles_leone
Top Gun: Maverick (2022) - 4/10
Basically it's the original top gun with all of its flaws and limitations patiently replicated with modern cameras and elevated to almost sanctification levels. The funny thing is the sheer amount of people who went from using the original Top Gun as the basic "garbage movie that only dumb people like" joke to "good old Hollywood, they don't make it like that anymore". I'm not dumb and I don't have Alzeihmer so I remember that both Top Gun movies are pretty lame and very, very ridiculous. At least the old one was sincere in doing its stupid thing while the new one is engineered to tap into your fake nostalgia. But the new one has fanciers stuff, and its competition is WAY lamer. I really liked the action sequences in the new one but I don't have a single image of any of them 24h after seeing the movie, while I still have some very vague memory of the vintage action from the original movie. The love interest is where the original really shines against the new one, everything that had to do with poor Jennifer Connelly (or was it just a random girl wearing a Jennifer Connelly mask? How much make up and how many video filters did they use?) made me want to throw my tv out of the windows: do these film executives really think we are this dumb? Still, there is some snappy dialogue and the cinematography is very shiny.

 25 
 : January 29, 2023, 09:17:57 AM 
PowerRR - T.H.
Tequila Sunrise (1988) - The first 70 minutes or so has some very good 40's inspired storytelling presented in a very 1980's Los Angeles package that moves at a nice pace. But then the love triangle becomes very stale, Kurt Russell is barely in the movie and the story never develops. Basically any route this movie could have gone would have made for a much better experience. The music and photography can be very good at times, but the quality falls off a cliff at a certain point. C-

 26 
 : January 28, 2023, 06:29:42 PM 
Tucumcari Bound - dave jenkins
Here's a good one, but I don't think this will work for Drink:
https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/8469

 27 
 : January 28, 2023, 01:51:20 PM 
cigar joe - titoli
Once you realize Noir is a Style rather than a sub genre of Crime, you'll see it. Just look at the Pottersville sequence from It's A Wonderful Life 1946) nobody is calling that film a Noir but that Pottersville sequence is filmed in the Noir Style.

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

Yeah, the scene is shot in noir style, so the movie is noir? Of course, not. That proves that it takes more than style to make a noir (or neo-noir). That movie is as anti-noir as can be, isn't it? And that goes also for other movies which may have a noir visual style. I think noir is a sub-genre of crime for a series of reasons (main one being a dark vision of reality). So, in my book, a happy ending is sufficient not to classify a movie as noir. But it's useless to discuss, we'd never agree. And apart  from that I can't remember this movie being visually noirish, but I'l have to re-watch it.

 28 
 : January 28, 2023, 11:55:53 AM 
cigar joe - cigar joe
I saw it a couple of times and didn't think it had anything to do with noir or neonoir or anything noir. Will have to watch it again. I was also sure it had come up on the forum, but apparently I was wrong.

Once you realize Noir is a Style rather than a sub genre of Crime, you'll see it. Just look at the Pottersville sequence from It's A Wonderful Life 1946) nobody is calling that film a Noir but that Pottersville sequence is filmed in the Noir Style.

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

 29 
 : January 28, 2023, 08:57:38 AM 
PowerRR - T.H.
Tango & Cash (1989) - A big dumb movie, with a big dumb script and a big dumb plot, with big dumb logic and (mostly) big dumb one liners. However, Russell and Stallone have good chemistry, the pace flies and it's very well directed in spots -- Andrei Konchalovsky (Runaway Train) was the original director but was replaced during production, and you can basically tell he didn't shoot the weak finale and the last act. The score/music is very 80's and it's fitting that T&C was the last movie released in the decade, tied with Spielberg's Always (who made way more than 3 good movies DJ). This ended the 80's on a silly and very 80's bang. C+

Tammy and the T-Rex (1994) - The extended cut with the gore is the way to go, for those with a predilection for sleaze. While it's not on the level of a Frankenhooker in terms of those intentionally goofy B movies that know not to wink at the audience too much (while also functioning as a movie), Tammy and the T-Rex is strangely effective and entertaining...and funny. C+

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 : January 28, 2023, 08:52:53 AM 
cigar joe - titoli
I saw it a couple of times and didn't think it had anything to do with noir or neonoir or anything noir. Will have to watch it again. I was also sure it had come up on the forum, but apparently I was wrong.

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