Checking his filmography, I think he last made a good film in 1997 with Contact and Hercules, his agent was right to let him go.
It's from a movie Shaolin Soccer (2001). If you like martial arts movies, you'll love this. Absolutely hilarious and enjoyable to watch.
I'd also recommend Kung Fu Hustle (2004) by the same people.
One recent western you didn't mention that was really good was Hell or High Water, from the writer of Wind River and Sicario.
The achilles heel scene in Hostel yeah, that stuck with me too.
I'd say for pure gore, I was effected by Martyrs, the original French movie. There's a few scenes that compare to Hostel but I felt in the end Martyrs had a reason behind it. It'll all in the ending.
This Is Spinal Tap was a parody of touring rock bands and their lifestyle, it invented the mockumentary genre and could be considered an event that led to Modern Family & The Office.
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>A supernatural thriller set in the Western frontier of the late 1800's, The Wind stars Caitlin Gerard as a plains-woman driven mad by the harshness and isolation of the untamed land.
The Guest is a great movie but the soundtrack is even beyond that. It was compiled by Zombi and you can credit it with discovering the guys who made the soundtrack for Stranger Things, they appeared on 2 tracks of The Guest and all the tracks are that kind of sound. Not the first synthwave soundtrack but one of the best.
in the brilliant show Review it ends 3 episodes into Season 3. It's a fitting ending, just comes abruptly after season 1 & 2 having 9 & 10 episodes respectively.
I thought Episodes ended perfectly and while Dead Like Me wasn't completed, they tried to wrap it up with a sequel movie.
edit: check this link for shows that have aired on Showtime and have ended now, for inspiration.
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>After setting her serial killer boyfriend on fire. A paranoid delusional woman gets a job at an all-night gas station.
I loved Submarine (2011), it's directed by Richard Ayoade.
>15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar problems arise in his relationship with Jordana.
I think it benefits from a true story about the Enfield Poltergeist, I was first scarred by that story with Ghostwatch so I loved the story coming back in Conjuring 2.
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>Technology has no boundaries.
>Bobbi Johnson is a young literary sensation facing her difficult second novel. Already dealing with a crazed stalker and her junkie ex-boyfriend, Bobbi is convinced by her publisher to use new smart editing software and finds herself going head-to-head with an artificial intelligence determined to write her book for her.
Everyone needs to watch Review, my favourite tv comedy show, I recommend it to everyone and on all these type of threads!
I also recommend all from this list
EuroTrip is on HBO right now, FYI.
Here's an HBO Go link.
And an HBO Now link
Edit: Links courtesy of Trakt.tv.
Identity is a great movie and all takes place at a road side motel.
The Innkeepers if you want more usual spooks
If you're quitting on all Tom Cruise films you're gonna miss out on some classics.
I've found over time that when I dislike an actor, I just end up delaying when I see some good films. There's no basis for one actor being consistently bad or good.
I dislike Jeremy Renner so much, I hate his face and how he speaks, but I loved Wind River so if I wrote that off, I'd be lesser for it.
>The heart takes no sides
>The daughter of a man on death row falls in love with a woman on the opposing side of her family's political cause.
>A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service.
Salts now works with your new API key.
Oh boy, I'm into old Hong Kong movies that barely exist anymore and you've just summarized like 50% of those movies.
For non-Hong Kong I would say
For Hong Kong though, if you can ever find the movie Yes, Madam! (1985) you HAVE to watch it. This is basically your thread right there. Mind-blowing fights and action, the rest is just a big WTF. Watch with an open mind and yes, the audio is of dubious quality.
If you like what you see, feel free to drop by again, I got a loooooong list of movies like this.
edit: apparently you can rent the movie on iTunes for $4
God Bless America, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, same as World's Greatest Dad.
>Taking out the trash, one jerk at a time.
>Fed up with the cruelty and stupidity of American culture, an unlikely duo goes on a killing spree, killing reality TV stars, bigots and others they find repugnant in this black comedy.
Sorta yea. Plex meta manager can create custom collections and auto updates them daily based on parameters you want. Personally, i use trakt.tv top watched weekly and i call it 'trending' in plex collection. https://trakt.tv/shows/watched/weekly theres one for movies too. I have like the top 20 things show up.
for The Endless, watch Resolution first!
I also want to add Timecrimes to the suggestions with those movies, I loved Triangle & Coherence.
The documentary series The Story of Film: An Odyssey was the first I heard of the amount of female writers in the early days of Hollywood. The highest paid scriptwriter from 1915-1930 was Frances Marion.
I had the same problem, this is what I did to solve it.
(Make sure Delay Release Dates by a day is turned off in settings.)
-First I changed my timezone (it was not set) on trakt.tv (https://trakt.tv/settings#datetime)
-(still on trakt.tv) Then I added GoT to my collection.
-Then I did a Force Sync Trakt Activities from tools> Trakt Sync Tools.
-Open Seren/My shows/Collection/Game Of Thrones/season 8/
The first episode showed up.
Hope this helps
If you don't mind subs then I Saw The Devil is a great one, your main character kind of has the traits you're looking for but acting them out in revenge.
As for English, I suggest Prisoners, good guy but how far would you go for your child.
Seinfeld: The Contest, the group sees who can go the longest without masturbating.
>George's mother throws her back out when she falls down after catching him doing "you know." When George says he'll never do it again, Jerry challenges him to a contest of self-denial, when he accepts, Elaine and Kramer want in on the action, or rather the lack of it.
Are they philosophical? I thought you were looking for the likes of Waking Life or The Mindscape of Alan Moore
>When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
I'd recommend these three for their cosmic, Lovecraftian influences.
My choices for classics from 2008:
Rawhead Rex is a fun monster horror movie from the 80s and filmed in Ireland.
Also, Murder Party is by the director of Blue Ruin and Green Room but I never find anyone who's see it as well.
Oh I forgot, the gang made reference to all this Emmy & award stuff in the episode The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award
If you do try, use this link for how to get a 60 day free trial.
And try this link for what's available on Shudder
Yeah, You're Next or Murder Party
edit: in a way, also I Saw The Devil
Dan Stevens was great in The Guest and been getting better and better on Legion, I really hope he makes it big one day.
I love the jump scares in the Insidious series, last night I rewatched Insidious: Chapter 3 and really enjoyed the jump scares right til the end.
Kim's Convenience did an entire episode on this topic, where after being mistaken as a North Korean, Janet gets VIP access to exclusive film festival (or so I remember).
trakt is great to keep track of watched statuses on various platforms. Watch something on plex and sync to kodi. Or reinstall plex and sync back down watch status.
Do you watch many films inside and outside the superhero genre? For personal perspective of what you compare and contrast the film with.
I liked Logan, I felt it had a great pacing and was a good character movie of Logan and Charles. I'd compare it to the TV show Legion in a sense, both change the pace to tell their own story in the x-men universe.
Also I've been meaning to watch Shane since I heard there's more in common with Logan than just the scenes of Shane shown on screen in Logan.
> I think it may have started that way, but then he actually bought into it (if he didn't already believe it from the start) and kept up the "trolling" façade to maintain even a small level of deniability.
I love "Last Podcast on the Left," and you'll notice a consistent pattern with cult leaders, which is that they frequently do not believe the bullshit that they are peddling. For instance, Jim Jones ran a church for years, but later admitted that he doesn't even believe in God.
I think this is one of those things that can make cults seem so baffling, because the behavior of the leaders is just completely inconsistent.
In Gavin's case, I think he's just hopelessly addicted to the limelight and would throw his mother under a bus if it garnered him clicks.
Oddly enough, I discovered "Last Podcast on the Left" via Gavin's show:
the documentary Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era talks to 3 scream queens who love their history to different levels. It's interesting and talks about other queens who didn't want the title and the following of girls who only want the title.
Took me about 15-20 minutes during my lunch break, I've posted it in comments and had good responses to the streaming links so thought could help some US redditors pick movies for Halloween. I'm trying to get to 31 movies by the end of the month and will be binging on the coming weekends.
I love Secret Life of Walter Mitty, great movie!
I'd say Jeff, Who Lives At Home gives me the same feelings after watching, positive outlook and wanting more.
I was 17 when I first learned of this, waaay back in 1973 thanks to an episode of Kung Fu (will look it up and link below when I find it). When I tried to research it, it was extremely hard back then to find any mention of it. No one I spoke to had any clue what I was talking about.
Info on that episode (sorry, couldn't find it streaming anywhere)
Oh nice, I made this version of it on trakt and the posters have lil play buttons below them for ones available online, clicking will let you see where they are available.
Some alien space horror that's not the Alien series:
Event Horizon (1997)
>In 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the starship 'Event Horizon' which disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage. With the its return, the crew of the 'Lewis and Clark' discovers the real truth behind the disappearance of the 'Event Horizon' – and something even more terrifying.
>The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
Nah, Wire up radarr and sonarr to popular on trakt.tv, you'd automatically get a ton. Then go find some of the 100+TB TV and Movie Packs archives. To get to those numbers you're not generally picky.
50TB would fit almost all of the good and cult classic movies in 1080p compressed, and most of the 1st seasons of decent shows from the last 40 years.
Now, if you start collecting untouched UHD and BluRay images. it'll go quick.
trakt can do this, here's mine with that filter: https://trakt.tv/users/philrivers/progress/watched/least-episodes
Click the eye icon and hide completed series, then you'll see shows with 1 episode left and rising.
Small documentary recommendation, episode 3 of James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction focuses in on Monsters and he does a great piece on how different time periods have adapted Frankenstein to express fear of the current technology.
>From Frankenstein to Stranger Things, what terrifies us about monsters in science fiction? Guillermo del Toro, Ridley Scott, Milla Jovovich and others explore why we like being scared so much.
It Follows is kind of obvious but have you seen it? I'd recommend Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon too, first half is our slasher telling us about his day to day and it goes the way you want for the second half.
A bit different but a great film that's more about the antagonist being relentlessly pursued is I Saw The Devil
Todd Phillips writing credits don't fill me with hope for this movie:
Will it be a comedy? Is this gonna be based on Joker's failed stand up career?
Have you seen <strong>Documentary Now!</strong>? It's v similar, each episode is based on a famous documentary or documentary style and they make a very accurate mockumentary, new storyline sometimes. I think you'll love it.
Upgrade had the AI in the person, this sounds like it's in her PC so will try hijack her digital life. Could be good, I'm gonna watch Howl this month in prep to see if I'll be interested in this.
I've rated 311 horror movies here and I'm always looking for the next one.
I've never thought I've run out of films to watch, I'd check my own watchlist for ones I've added and forgotten about or I browse user lists of horror films for ideas
Did y'all see his episode on Mike Judge's "Tales From the Tour Bus"? Pretty good. This may get you whole episode:
Or here's the longest YouTube clip:
The Proposal, you get Sandra Bullock AND Ryan Reynolds!
>When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her.
I loved Hereditary and I've seen 500+ horror movies and ratings for 300+ of them (I only rate things I watch since signing up). I think if you watch a lot you see the different types of horror that exist, you can have the right frame of mind for how the story is being told instead of being frustrated it's not how you wanted it.
I made this list months ago. I exported it as a .csv file and with a quick concatenate in excel, I have a list for reddit.
I've heard Akira Kurasawa's Kagemusha has a good depiction of real ninja since it's a thief recruited to impersonate a warlord, a political decoy.
>Akira Kurosawa's lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When Shingen dies, his generals reluctantly agree to have the impostor take over as the powerful ruler. He soon begins to appreciate life as Shingen, but his commitment to the role is tested when he must lead his troops into battle against the forces of a rival warlord.
It aired April 9, 2010, and was called "Larger than Life"
But it was removed from the Fifth Estate website, probably because of the ongoing lawsuit. http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2009-2010/
Yes. But there are a few other shows that are in the "almost favourite/really like" category.
There's a lot that are in that "love" category so I've tried to narrow it down from all the shows I've watched but feel free to take a look at the linked list and ask for info/thoughts! :)
Trackt.tv seems to be a favourite around these parts for the like, but I simply use IMDB for most purposes - the message boards really need a sprucing up (esp. given the tragic recent demise of TVWoP) but has some nice commentaries (esp. on less-Reddited shows).
Idea: if users gave their letterboxd or trakt username, you could pull using an api, compare ratings and give a data driven answer.
Else I'd like I'd go with a Top 100 or so, like the Reddit Top 250
You know what sequel is worst than all of those?
<strong>Deep Blue Sea 2</strong>
No original cast, terrible plot, terrible acting. Pacific Rim was a bit incoherent in the storytelling but it looked lovely.
>Newlywed Elizabeth arrives with her brilliant scientist husband Henry to his magnificent estate, where he wows her with lavish dinners and a dazzling tour of the property. The house staff Claire and Oliver treat her deferentially but she can’t shake the feeling something is off. Henry explains that everything in his world now belongs to her, all is for her to play in — all except for a locked-off room he forbids her from entering...
I really like the director, Sebastian Gutierrez, he made Women in Trouble and Elektra Luxx
None make me not watch but ones that made me cringe or shudder have been:
The big pile of syringes in Saw 2.
The fingernail snapping off in Stir of Echoes.
Lots of Martyrs.
Op, you should check out trakt.tv! I've been using it for over a year and it's great for solving the issue you're describing. You can use it to track which shows and movies you've watched as well as make various lists, for example I have some "to buy" lists for certain movies or lists for genres, etc.
It has helped me keep track of what I've been watching and remember some films I watched ages ago.
I find it useful for both looking up new stuff and keeping track of what I have watched. I watch everything through Plex which gets submitted to Trakt, which I then sync to MAL using this handy site.
I'd have thought Charlie Work would have been a recent shoo-in for a nomination at least. I'm curious to the politics of a show like Sunny.
There is little animosity between World War 2 veterans anymore, partially because so many of them are dead now.
This one episode of NCIS always got me because of the ending.
My top 3:
Rotten Tomatoes just recently posted an article on the top horror movies on Netflix. I also created a list from the article on trakt, which is easier to sort and use. You'll probably be able to find some solid choices on there. Horror isn't exactly one of my favorite genres, but from that list I did enjoy:
I completely agree, it's from the same crew & writers as The Carmichael Show and what they do different is that instead of a topic or piece of news that the plots are written around, it's just normal everyday events. More Seinfeld this time.
Came here to say Mark Kermode.
His 5 episode documentary series titled Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema just finished airing and is highly recommended. Each episode is a genre and he goes through the history of that genre with examples.
I'd say dip into horror comedy to ease the scares:
The Nightmare (2015) is about sleep paralysis and the shared experiences of those with it in its extreme form.
Carnage has a great cast and I really enjoyed it for a film set within one room with 4 characters.
>After 11-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate across the face with a stick after an argument, the victim's parents invite Zachary's parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the incident in a civilized manner.
Buried is all carried on Ryan Reynolds on the phone to an operator.
>Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Big fan of Not Another Teen Movie so i gotta point out that the make-over part of that is a spoof on all the other teen movies around that time period. It's a joke that she's considered ugly for glasses and overalls. The whole movie is a parody.
Target the actual offenders like She's All That and Varsity Blues
Deadwood, I fucking hated the ending when I first watched it, at the time it felt like a big cliff hanger and there was still a chance of a movie for resolution so you were left hoping for that.
I re-watched the series years later and got to know more about what happened with the camp and the people the characters were based on along the way by listening to the commentary tracks and looking them up. [finale spoilers](#s "By the last episode when Hearst gets on his coach and is riding off you know the rush was over, South Dakota was on it's way to becoming a state and Hearst was never going to be beat, it was the beginning of the end for the small operators at this point") The ending seems more fitting once you know the history.
David Milch talks quite a bit about what he wanted to do with with the rest of the series on the 23 minute Blu-ray/dvd special feature called "The meaning of endings" so you get some more perspective which also helps quite a bit.
Sure I would have absolutely loved to have more seasons, it is some of the best TV i've ever seen. I'll never forgive HBO for that hoopleheaded move but I'm thankful for the 36 episodes that did get made.
If you love Gillian Jacobs let loose, you’d love her episode on Harmon Quest - Dan Harmon’s DND show.
She basically ad libs the whole episode and it’s hilarious.
That's a tracker a lot of people use where you mark what you've watched etc. (Does it automatically if you link your accounts etc.)
Might not have everything you're looking for depending on what you use to watch stuff with
What new shows have you found it on? I can only think of Rel having one and it fits in that sense since it's styled after the sitcoms of the past, carrying on from The Carmichael Show.
>One witness. One camera
>A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
Dead Heat (1988)
>You Can't Keep a Good Cop Dead
>LAPD police officer, Roger Mortis is killed while arresting zombies who have been reanimated by the head of Dante Laboratories in order to carry out violent armed robberies.
Annihilation has a great cast and from a visionary director, Alex Garland of Ex Machina.
Unsane is a great stalker thriller by Steven Soderbergh of Ocean's 11 and Logan Lucky.
My advice is to use a slow year to find new directors as well as the big mainstream ones too. Watch more movies.
Movies in the article:
>The Slender Man
The Conjuring 3
IT: chapter 2
I'll add what I'm looking forward to:
Polaroid, directed by Lars Klevberg (listed to direct the Child's Play reboot)
Anna and the Apocalypse, a horror, comedy, musical
Halloween, sequel to Halloween & ignoring other sequels
you liked Cabin in the Woods so go for some of the films that references:
The Evil Dead
Evil Dead 2
I worked in a cinema in Ireland after the attacks and for showings of A.I. Artificial Intelligence we had to warn guests that the film contained scenes of the World Trade Centre destroyed and if they didn't want that, they could have a refund.
Yeah, I'm kinda hoping for a third season and there is a chance because I saw this in my TV tracking app so I'm now kinda hopeful...
Set up an account on trakt.tv, install the addon from the official Kodi repo (under programs) and then run the addon once it's installed (it will be under programs in Kodi and should prompt you to enter a code to pair with your account on its first run) - this will add all your shows/moves to your Trakt account.
Make sure you turn off the rate after viewing show/movie option in the Trakt addon settings, as it gets annoying when it prompts you after every show/movie. Also, it's best to not select the remove deleted movies/shows in the synchronize tab as it can be over-zealous.
Your first run of SALTS should prompt you to enter a code in the same way as your first Trakt run. After it syncs, your shows and movies should be available through the Salts addon. I know you can integrate Salts into your library like Genesis (same process, you find the movies/tv shows folder and add it as a source) but I don't know how to add all your shows automatically to the movies/tv shows folders - I'm sure it's possible, I just haven't needed to do it yet so haven't done much research.
The advantage of using Trakt is that if another video addon comes along which has Trakt compatibility, you don't have to manually add all your shows and movies. It also keeps track of which episodes you've watched - very handy if you use Kodi on multiple devices.
If you're interested in keeping track of that kind of thing, take a look at trakt.tv. It can automatically sync to some streaming services, it tells you about premieres/new episodes in your watchlist and it lets you make custom playlists.
Ed Wood (1994)
>The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
That was Taylor Sheridan's both writing & directorial debut. have you tried his other movies that he wrote? Sicario or Hell or High Water?
Good filmschoolrejects article here: The Case For Comedic Actors Doing More Drama
I'll pick Will Ferrell in Stranger Than Fiction & Kristen Wiig in Skeleton Twins <3
Do a double bill of Hellraiser 1 & 2 before watching the documentary about them, Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II
No because Skyscraper wasn't aiming to scare you with heights. It wasn't filmed or shot to put you in the position of the star to fear your life, you're watching The Rock save his family and not have any real issues, you're watching an action movie. The likes of Frozen (2010) would be a horror with respect your fear of heights.
69% on trakt and a 60% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes are positives.
>Pretty decent buddy cop flick. The chemistry between Crystal and Hines is great. Though I kinda wish they did open that bar. Fun movie.
And that 6.5 is a good imdb rating.