movies and wine

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by lostromantic, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. lostromantic

    lostromantic First time out of the vault

    Apr 11, 2012
    movies are a lot like wines. some years get you plenty of good vintages, some years don't. just as the wine vintage reflects the climate leading up to that year, the movie vintage can capture the social, economic, and political climate leading up to it.

    1974 was an amazing year for films. chinatown and the godfather part 2, both films with near-perfect ratings and eleven oscar nominations, were released in that year. it was also a terrible year for the country--dealing with the aftermath of watergate and watching the painful collapse of south vietnam, as well as managing a failing economy mired in an energy crisis.

    i hope this year will be a bad year for films, but after talking to guys working on both the obama and romney campaigns, i feel sick inside. then i want to fast forward a year and watch the oscars.
  2. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    2008 was pretty badass. After that, the movies went downfall quite fast. Here's hoping we'll see a great year again.

    P.s. 700th post. Yay!
  3. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 14, 2009
    Name these badass films please, because I don't recall anything amazing in film-world for about 30 years.
  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005

    30 years you say? Are you just exaggerating or are you serious?
  5. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    maybe he avoided watching TV, going to the cinema, buying DVDs, CDs and VHS systems for the last 30 years oh and watching movies on the PC of course. Then you might get the idea that there was no "great" movie released in that time.
  6. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Go through the Oscar list to get an idea. You can exclude Slumdog Millionare.
  7. Arr0nax

    Arr0nax A Smooth-Skin

    Oct 30, 2009
    When even the films getting the Oscars are good, it can be nothing but a truly great year for movies.
  8. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    well calling every movie that got an oscar "good" is a bit of a strech in my eyes. Particularly as its rather strange to talk about quality in general when much of it depends on your personal preference.

    But to say there have not been good movies in the theaters in the last 30 years is pretty ... well silly.

    One must have a real dislike for ALL movies in general as there have been at least some good movies.

    Titanic, apollo 13, Matrix, Lord of the Rings, No country for old Men, Signs and many many more.
  9. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 10, 2011
    Only two of those were even good (well I can't really speak for Apollo 13 since I haven't seen it).

    Mulholland Drive, La Haine, Chungking Express, Synecdoche New York, Drive, Shame, La Pianiste, the Three Colors trilogy, Lost in Translation, American Beauty, etc.

    Don't exclusively watch summer blockbusters then complain about there being no "good" movies.

    This is terrible advice to give to someone who's looking for good movies.
  10. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
  11. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I think signs was ok >_>

  12. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 10, 2011
    Aliens who are mortally allergic to water invading a planet that's like, 80% water?

    M. Night Shyamalan really should have just stopped making films after Sixth Sense.
  13. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    The aliens of Sings were probably allergic to meat too. And they had a society based on physical height and liked candy.
  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    well it was good up to that point though.

    I always was curious about one thing though ... what do this aliens do when it rains?
  15. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 14, 2009
    Sure some of those films are fine, but are they badass. Out of that list I would say Three Colors trilogy are the best. Drive, Lost in Translation and American Beauty are overrated IMO, nevertheless they are superior to Titanic (1997) the winner of the best picture award...yep Titanic was the best film. :roll:
  16. donperkan

    donperkan Vault Dweller

    Aug 4, 2011
    I see a lot of turds flying around.

    Apocalypto, Mad Max, Matrix, THIS IS SPARTA, Shawshank redemption, Pulp fiction...

    To bad you guys missed those.
  17. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    What is with all the art fag films? Fuck the Oscars really. :lol:

    Blade Runner, Empire Strikes Back, Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, LotR (Fellowship), Donnie Darko, American Psycho, and Braveheart are all badass movies IMO. Oh, and Avengers. :mrgreen:

    I wouldn't call Signs a badass movie at all though. A decent movie maybe, but never, ever, badass. What do they do when it rains? You give Shyamalan too much credit. Crni you disappoint me. :wink:

    Those are pretty badass, but I don't know what Shawshank is doing there. It is only awesome, not badass. :)

    I have never watched etc. Is it any good? :P
  18. mobucks

    mobucks literally Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Ghost in the Shell has the coolest movie intro ever.
  19. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    Oscars don't necessarily mean it's a great movie, that doesn't mean great movies can't win Oscars.

    Only two of those were even good.

    This can be said for any advice on stuff that depends largely on personal taste. I'd say Slumdog Millionaire and The Artist where amongst the best films of the last decade (that I have seen). *cue ridicule*
  20. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Wouldn't say so. If the Oscar list's majority are brilliant, then this shows there certainly was a step beyond the average cinematography year (i.e. as I mentioned, 2011 as the most recent example).

    The Oscars can be a good start for someone who's looking for good movies. These are usually the most hyped products out there. Beyond that you of course look at Film Festivals (their winners) and so on...