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Movie recommendations?

By Patrick   Feb 24, 3:34pm   3 links   4,617 views   70 comments   watch (0)   quote      

What was a good movie you liked? Something that's not in the theaters anymore.

Some movies I've enjoyed recently:

Arrival
Clerks II
Gravity
The Accountant
The Girl on the Train
The Martian
Trainwreck

#movies

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31   iwog   Mar 20, 10:07am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

indigenous says

Have there been any conservative movies since the Fountainhead in the 40s?

I don't think anyone could tolerate that much suspension of disbelief these days. A secret 1953 alien invasion would be more believable.

32   someone else   Mar 20, 10:10am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Tenpoundbass says

My TV has been ripped off the wall and thrown in the shit can.

I totally agree with you here. Have not owned a TV or had cable service for at least 10 years and been very happy without it. It's kind of bizarre when I see commercials now. Maybe in an airport or a bar. I really don't miss them at all.

33   errc   Mar 20, 10:17am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

How do you watch movies without a TV? Are you using a projector?

How do you watch VICELAND?

34   someone else   Mar 20, 10:19am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

We have three laptops. We watch movies on those, generally in bed. Works fine.

35   Rashomon   Mar 20, 10:21am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Sweet Bean had a huge dollop of sentimentality, but I rather like that kind of slow paced Japanese film. Beautifully filmed as well.

36   someone else   Mar 20, 10:32am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Quigley says

Bit of a harsh depiction of 1960s segregation and perhaps well deserved.

The movie is yet another anti-white polemic which fictionalizes situations to make racism seem worse than it was. If all white people are supposed to feel bad about some racists, are all black people supposed to feel bad about some extremely violent black people? If it's wrong to judge all blacks based on the actions of some, why is it right to judge all whites based on the actions of some?

Many blacks were opposed to the space program:

http://www.vdare.com/articles/hidden-figures-myth-dissolves-it-wasnt-blacks-who-got-america-to-the-moon-they-actually-wanted-to-stop-it
http://www.vdare.com/articles/why-not-a-movie-about-jack-crenshaw-the-white-man-who-actually-did-what-hidden-figures-credits-to-black-women

37   Quigley   Mar 20, 11:05am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

If all white people are supposed to feel bad about some racists, are all black people supposed to feel bad about some extremely violent black people?

Well sure, if that's what the deal is. However I surely don't feel bad about white racists from 65 years ago. That was three generations back, and at least two removed from my own (for the adults then). I literally have had nothing to do with racism and feel that I am blameless in that regard. For Leftists to ask me to feel guilty about (someone else's) great grandparents keeping blacks segregated is just bizarre. I might as well feel guilty that my great great uncle killed his brother in a duel over a woman (actually happened!) It's just meaningless to me, and I think to most people.
This is just one reason why Leftists always lose.

38   someone else   Mar 20, 11:42am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Quigley says

For Leftists to ask me to feel guilty about (someone else's) great grandparents keeping blacks segregated is just bizarre.

Yes, exactly!

39   Tenpoundbass   Mar 20, 11:54am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

I have a TV in my bedroom, there's one in the living room my wife mostly watches Novelas on. My kids have a TV in their rooms but they are hardly never home anymore.
I ditched the TV that was in my study/office/jamroom/mancave where I spend a good 80% of my waking time at home.
We ditched cable in all of the house, we have Netflix and Hulu, though I've gotten the green light from everyone in the house that nobody watches Netflix anymore and they only have one star propaganda crap. I still haven't brought myself to cut the service, I keep hopping Hastigs will see how SJW Executivism can kill a company. And go back to releasing quality Asain movies to supplement their own titles. These Propaganda movies and shoving Jihad John down our throats with the message it aint them it's Us, got old 3 years ago when they started pulling this shit. It's even older now.

I'll probably cut them this month. They do bring it up more often now, "When are you cutting Netflix?"

40   Dan8267   Mar 20, 12:29pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

I studied image compression for a while, and learned that movies with lots of exploding orange fireballs are harder to compress, because there is simply more visual detail in the movie.

Of course, it's not the color that matters. What matters is that the scene changes so much. Video compression is mostly motion vectors and an explosion doesn't just move, it changes colors and brightness while moving. That makes repeating pixels from one frame to another less of an option.

41   FortWayne   Mar 24, 9:40pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

bookmarked this thread just to find those movie recommendations.

#movies

42   Blurtman   Mar 25, 6:34am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Manchester by the Sea
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Jason Bourne (2016)

43   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   Mar 25, 7:22am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Hidden Figures

Black girls with hips who command advanced mathematics.

44   bob2356   Mar 25, 8:42am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

The movie is yet another anti-white polemic which fictionalizes situations to make racism seem worse than it was.

Sorry @patrick you are flat out wrong. Your ideological dogma is blinding you to real history. Where in the movie does it say all whites? It documents a specific time and place. If anything the movie underplayed the racism. Blacks were really considered sub human by many people of the era in the south, especially virginia. I was a military kid and lived in the hampton area during early 60's. I actually went to the langley elementary school (all white) and rode past the wind tunnel in the move every day. The racism was pervasive and very real. Enough that even a grade school kids knew all about it. Byrd and Harrison were openly racist and fought integration at every turn. After brown vs board of education virginia turned most of it's schools to "private" segregation academies paid for by the state. Prince edward county actually closed all it's schools rather than integrate from 1959 to 1964 when they lost in the supreme court. By 1964 which is 10 years after the brown decision 1.4% of black students in virginia were integrated into white schools.

The book, which I read last fall when it came out, was excellent. The movie takes some liberties especially with times. The black women did the same work as whites. They were paid less, segregated to the west section of the Langley campus, had to use separate dining and bathroom facilities. Despite having the same education, they had to retake college courses they had already passed and were almost never considered for promotions or other jobs within NACA.

The movie made racism seem worse? Worse than what?

There is also another good book called the Rise of The Rocket Girls about women, not about black women just women in general, coming up the same way in the jet propulsion laboratory in pasedena. Really interesting look at the early days of the JPL.

Trivia note, I've always wondered why it was the "jet" propulsion lab and planes use JATO "jet" assisted take off when the JPL only did rocket research and rockets are used for assisted takeoffs. Reason being in the 50's anyone working in rockets was considered a nut case so the name selected was jet instead of rocket so the lab could get funding and be taken seriously. The name carried to JATO.

45   bob2356   Mar 25, 8:52am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

No one mentioned ghostbusters 2. No redeeming attributes of any kind, just entertainment.

46   Blurtman   Mar 25, 9:54am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

A Boy and His Dog
Repo Man

47   someone else   Mar 25, 10:14am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

FortWayne says

bookmarked this thread just to find those movie recommendations.

#movies

What would make it easier to find things you like?

I made it so you can follow #movies and will get an email of new posts with #movies in them. But maybe that's not enough somehow. People have to also remember to add #movies. Maybe if you are browsing "in" the movies sub-patrick or whatever, it should automatically add #movies to your post?

But what does being "in" a topic even mean on this site? Posts are not necessarily in categories at all. Still need to clarify the navigation.

48   Dan8267   Mar 25, 11:23pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Blurtman says

A Boy and His Dog

A beautiful movie with a happy ending that makes you cry.

49   BayAreaObserver   Apr 27, 3:47am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

The companion piece to Flags of Our Fathers titled Letters from Iwo Jima is worth a look. It is done almost entirely in Japanese with English subtitles.

50   Tim Aurora   Apr 27, 6:46am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Breakfast club
Ferris Bueller's day off
The Big Leboski
Casino Royale ( the new one)
Spiderman 2
Dark Knight ( Best acting )
The Mask
Eternal Sunshine
Hamlet ( Lawrence Oliver)
Pirates of the Caribbean

51   ja   Apr 27, 7:14am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

FortWayne says

I never knew about the issues early NASA had to deal with in putting a man into orbit and then bringing him back

Did it happen in NASA? I thought it was about black opression

I know there are probably no arts major, but nobody watches foreign firm around here (other than Patrick watching Argentinian and Iwog watching Chilean)?

It may be good to have a 53% USA and 47% foreign, just like stock diversification

Ikiru
Les Quatre cents coups
Viridiana
Borgman
The best of youth
The World's End
Nymphomaniac

52   komputodo   Apr 27, 7:26am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

FortWayne says

Interstellar

Saving private Ryan

Cinderella man

Cinderella Man was a great movie..Reminded me of the short story by JACK LONDON titled "A PIECE OF STEAK".

53   komputodo   Apr 27, 7:30am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Dan8267 says

Blurtman says

A Boy and His Dog

A beautiful movie with a happy ending that makes you cry.

If you like sad dog movies heres a good one: Hachi: A Dog's Tale with Richard Gere

54   BayAreaObserver   Apr 27, 7:31am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

"I know there are probably no arts major, but nobody watches foreign firm around here"

Started out as an arts major, recommended Wild Tales and watched it way before I recommended it on here and before Patrick saw it.

Try these foreign films:

The Admiral aka Roaring Currents (covers the naval Battle of Myeongnyang circa 1597)

The Way Home (story of a 7 year old brat sent to live with his grandmother in the country and how he changes for the good)

Not foreign:

Together Violin prodigy in China and his "adoption" by a famous music tutor forcing him to make hard choices to achieve fame without sacrificing his passion for the art.

Obsession Covers the threat of radical Islam against the West

55   Dan8267   Apr 27, 7:54am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

komputodo says

If you like sad dog movies heres a good one: Hachi: A Dog's Tale with Richard Gere

I was being facetious about A Boy and His Dog. It's not that kind of movie.

However, Reservoir Dogs is a good sad dog movie. Very touching.

OK, serious this time, for real. The Plague Dogs is sad and compelling.

56   jazz_music   Apr 27, 11:18am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

bob2356 says

Your ideological dogma is blinding you to real history.

These two guys are blinded to racism. They don't see it. They have high pay, work all the time, expensive neighborhoods where other high paid whites dominate the scene and oppression keeps a lower profile.

Where the jobs are fewer and lower skilled you see the economic hopelessness and more blatant oppression concentrating enforcement. Taxpayer funded military industries are an island of better adherence to the spirit of the law. Although if you get into management you see the worst intentions being played out.

The existence of a "meritocracy" is the key lie found every day in the news these employers publish. Reality notwithstanding. Transparently self serving but if you repeat something everywhere all the time it doesn't matter that its not true. Even if you already know that you really don't want to go on day in and day out trying to fight these lies when you would simply be shoveling turds against the tide. They know that too.

57   NuttBoxer   Apr 27, 11:30am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

In case anyone hasn't mentioned Western's yet:

Unforgiven
No Country for Old Men(hybrid Western)
High Noon
True Grit
And the greatest movie ever made The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

58   Blurtman   Apr 27, 7:04pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

komputodo says

If you like sad dog movies heres a good one: Hachi: A Dog's Tale with Richard Gere

Indeed.

59   rpanic01   Apr 27, 7:13pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Europa Report
The Expanse series
The Road
Blade Runner

+1 Boy and his Dog

Apocalypse Now

60   iwog   Apr 27, 7:14pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

NuttBoxer says

Unforgiven

No Country for Old Men(hybrid Western)

High Noon

True Grit

And the greatest movie ever made The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

How can you make this list without "Once Upon a Time in the West"?

OMG Seriously?????? OMFG!!!!!!!!!

61   jvolstad   Apr 27, 7:22pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

The Big Short on Netflix.

62   Tim Aurora   Apr 27, 7:25pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

NuttBoxer says

And the greatest movie ever made The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I say the greatest western is "Magnificent Seven" or "Gunfight at Ok Coral"

63   Tim Aurora   Apr 27, 7:28pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

5, adopted by Australians,

For Australian movies

Rabbit proof fence
Mad Max
Babe
Babe in the city

64   Tim Aurora   Apr 27, 7:29pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

French movie

Le Margot
La Femme Nikita
Anthony Zimmer
Amelie
He loves me, he loves me not
Pardon my affair too
And any Jean Paul Belmendo's movies ( they are just funn)

65   Tim Aurora   Apr 27, 7:32pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Japanese

Ran
Rashoman
The Bullet Train
Seven Samurais
Appleseed ( Animated)

66   Tim Aurora   Apr 27, 7:38pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Chinese

Eat Drink Man women
Crouching Tiger
Farewell my concubine
36th Chamber of Shaolin

67   Tim Aurora   Apr 27, 7:39pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Indian

Guide
Umraojaan
Sholay
Munnabhai
Munnabhai 2
Dhoom 2
Aaradhana

68   Tim Aurora   Apr 27, 7:46pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

German

Run Lola Run
Das Boot
Good bye Lenin
Heard of "Europa Europa" but have not seen it yet

69   BayAreaObserver   May 3, 2:06am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Blow-Up circa 1966

Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's first English-language production was also his only box office hit, widely considered one of the seminal films of the 1960s. Thomas (David Hemmings) is a nihilistic, wealthy fashion photographer in mod "Swinging London." Filled with ennui, bored with his "fab" but oddly-lifeless existence of casual sex and drug use, Thomas comes alive when he wanders through a park, stops to take pictures of a couple embracing, and upon developing the images, believes that he has photographed a murder.

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