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kateee
01/01/21 10:12:25 PM
#1:


Newcomers are welcome! We take turns to recommend movies, vote and then all watch it once a week.

Spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jQ5mrOOC83ua5DfEOd0DgZczFGm9qc8AMjQz-WSblrs

Feel free to rate or discuss any movie from the past. You may change your rating at any time. Newcomers can rate movies or request to be on the recommendations list at any time. You must maintain a watch rate of 60% (subject to change) to recommend movies for your turn. Otherwise your turn will be skipped and youll be moved to the bottom of the list. I will @ everyone on the list every week when its time to vote and to announce the movie.

Current recommendation order:
CoolCly
iiicon
Raka_Putra
Johnbobb
jcgamer107
Aecioo
ViolentAbacus
Suprak the Stud
SwiftyDC
Camden
Snake5555555555
Seginustemple
Mythiot
kateee

If you want to get on the list, let me know! If you want off the list, also let me know.
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kateee
01/01/21 10:17:02 PM
#2:


Our first movie is Mother (2009) directed by Bong Joon-ho.

It is currently available for streaming on these services:
Criterion Channel, Crackle, Hulu, FXNow, Vudu, Tubi, kanopy (thanks to icon)

Post in the topic if you have trouble with accessing the movie.

@Aecioo
@Camden
@CoolCly
@iiicon
@jcgamer107
@Johnbobb
@Mythiot
@Raka_Putra
@Seginustemple
@Snake5555555555
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kateee
01/01/21 10:17:16 PM
#3:


just now found out there is a @ limit of 10 in one post

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kateee
01/01/21 10:25:16 PM
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if you are interested in checking out any of the other suggested films on your own, icon has found US streaming service info on them as well.

The Assistant - Hulu, Kanopy
August Rush - Fubo, Hoopla
Dr. Strangelove - Turner Classic Movies
Eraserhead - Criterion Channel, HBO Max, Kanopy
Hot Fuzz - DirecTV, HBO Max, HBO Now
Hunt For The Wilderpeople - Hulu, Netflix, Hoopla, Kanopy, The Roku Channel
The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus - Pluto TV
Kajillionaire - Spectrum TV
The Lighthouse - Amazon Prime, Kanopy
Lost Highway - Peacock
The Love Witch - Amazon Prime, Crackle, Kanopy, Vudu, Dark Matter
Machete - The Roku Channel
Portrait of A Lady On Fire - Hulu
Raising Arizona - Cinemax Go, DirecTV
Resolution - Amazon Prime, Crackle, Hoopla, Tubi
Shoplifters - Hulu, Hoopla
Three Identical Strangers - Hulu
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iiicon
01/01/21 10:30:00 PM
#5:


good first choice! I think I'm gonna try and watch it on Sunday night.

so when it's our turn to recommend a movie, we pick a few movies and everyone votes on what to watch?

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kateee
01/01/21 10:33:25 PM
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iiicon posted...
so when it's our turn to recommend a movie, we pick a few movies and everyone votes on what to watch?
yea. i suggested 3-5 at first and i think that might be good unless anyone has objections. maybe even 2-5? we'll see how people feel as it goes on. i feel like that offers enough variety to account for different tastes which works better for bigger groups. not like there will be any genre restrictions or the like on recommendations though. completely up to the user.
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Snake5555555555
01/01/21 10:34:19 PM
#7:


Reposting my letterboxd:

https://letterboxd.com/CrossbonesGT/

I'm excited for this pick! I will also try to watch the movies on Sunday nights.

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kateee
01/01/21 10:43:44 PM
#8:


oh yeah since this will be our "introductions" time, how about everyone listing their top 10 or so favorite movies so we can all get an idea of everyone's tastes at a glance?

1. Black Swan (2010)
2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
4. Whiplash (2014)
5. Oldboy (2003)
6. The Matrix (1999)
7. The Lion King (1994)
8. Ponyo (2008)
9. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
10. Under the Skin (2013)

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Snake5555555555
01/01/21 10:54:59 PM
#9:


It's actually been quite awhile since I really gave any serious thought about what's in my top ten. Guess it looks something like this nowadays:

  1. Pontypool
  2. Reservoir Dogs
  3. American Psycho
  4. The Love Witch
  5. Resolution
  6. V for Vendetta
  7. The Mist
  8. The Endless
  9. Snatch
  10. Kill List

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iiicon
01/01/21 11:13:19 PM
#10:


Off the top of my head:

Alien
Bicycle Thieves
Blade Runner
Chungking Express
Fucking Amal
Grave of the Fireflies
Le Cercle Rouge
Safe
The Magnificent Ambersons
The Third Man

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jcgamer107
01/01/21 11:18:54 PM
#11:


I really like Ari Aster

1) Midsommar (2019)
2) Hereditary (2018)
3) La La Land (2016)
4) Home Alone (1990)
5) There Will Be Blood (2007)
6) The Ring (2002)
7) Baby Driver (2017)
8) No Country for Old Men (2007)
9) The Hateful Eight (2015)
10) Blazing Saddles (1974)

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Snake5555555555
01/01/21 11:19:03 PM
#12:


Is that Julianne Moore Safe or Jason Statham Safe? (Assuming the former).

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Aecioo
01/01/21 11:22:26 PM
#13:


I thought of the Statham Safe first >.>

It will take me a bit to compile my top 10

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iiicon
01/01/21 11:35:21 PM
#14:


Snake5555555555 posted...
Is that Julianne Moore Safe or Jason Statham Safe? (Assuming the former).
Yep, the former!

I watched it for the first time last year while following along with a podcast I really like, Next Picture Show. They pair a new movie with an older release, then discuss them and look for connections. I thought their discussion of Safe was really good. It's here:

https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/FLM2375047009?selected=FILM4782556976

The movie they paired it with was Swallow.

After I also watched it with the commentary available on the Criterion Channel and some of the supplements they have on Criterion release, like a really good talk between Moore and Todd Haynes... which I was about to link but apparently it's not on the Channel anymore. Boo!

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Snake5555555555
01/01/21 11:41:16 PM
#15:


Cool I gotta check that out sometime.

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Camden
01/01/21 11:44:23 PM
#16:


I don't know, top X lists are hard because I inevitably forget something entirely that I like more than half of what I'll put on here. So, something like this...

01 Dersu Uzala
02 Gattaca
03 Starship Troopers
04 12 Angry Men
05 Harakiri
06 Tremors
07 Rear Window
08 The Lord of the Rings trilogy
09 Rocky
10 Terminator 2

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Johnbobb
01/01/21 11:54:38 PM
#17:


https://letterboxd.com/johnbobb/

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Johnbobb
01/02/21 12:01:40 AM
#18:


  1. Donnie Darko
  2. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet St.
  3. The Emperor's New Groove
  4. A Clockwork Orange
  5. The Godfather
  6. Boogie Nights
  7. The Green Mile
  8. Nightcrawler
  9. The Talented Mr. Ripley
  10. No Country for Old Men


at least, that's been my general top 10 for a while, haven't really updated it lately though. There's a few from recent years that would be big contenders

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Seginustemple
01/02/21 1:09:14 AM
#19:


I have pretty typical American taste, I dig lots of Lynch and The Coens and Kubrick

1. Predator
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
3. The Mirror
4. Eraserhead
5. Lawrence of Arabia
6. Aguirre: The Wrath of God
7. There Will Be Blood
8. Mulholland Drive
9. The Shining
10. A Serious Man

No letterboxed but I do keep a criticker account - https://www.criticker.com/profile/Hawkins/
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Suprak the Stud
01/02/21 2:05:59 AM
#20:


Thanks you guys so much for actually going through the streaming services for me! That makes things a lot easier!

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SwiftyDC
01/02/21 2:50:01 AM
#21:


  1. The Matrix
  2. Pulp Fiction
  3. The Count of Monte Cristo
  4. A Knight's Tale
  5. City of God
  6. Big Fish
  7. Edge of Tomorrow
  8. Fight Club
  9. Parasite
  10. The Sandlot

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Raka_Putra
01/02/21 2:52:39 AM
#22:


Hey everyone! Will look for the movie elsewhere today and watch it maybe tomorrow.

I'm not really a movie buff but I do like to check out well-acclaimed movies.
Not in any particular order
1. Hot Fuzz
2. Cabin in the Woods
3. Enchanted
4. Tokyo Godfathers
5. Inception
6. Driving Miss Daisy
7. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
8. Whiplash
9. The Mist
10. Coco

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CoolCly
01/02/21 3:24:43 AM
#23:


I don't have a definitive list on hand but here are some movies i think are VERY cool

1 Avengers: Endgame
2 Scott Pilgrim Versus the World
3 The Princess Bride
4 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
5 Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
6 Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog
7 A Walk To Remember
8 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
9 Cabin in the Woods
10 The Lego Movie

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kateee
01/02/21 3:30:52 AM
#24:


i don't know how many of you have access to kanopy/hoopla for streaming but i think it's great. i was kind of blown away when i first found out about it because there was a bunch of stuff on my watchlist they had available. all you need to access it is a library card if your library carries it.

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ChichiriMuyo
01/02/21 6:13:37 AM
#25:


kateee (Topic Creator)7 hours ago
#2
Our first movie is Mother (2009) directed by Bong Joon-ho.

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ChichiriMuyo
01/02/21 9:03:34 AM
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Mother (2009)

This movie goes from "wow, these guys are acting like anime characters" to "are you serious, does the Korean "justice" system work like that" and doesn't even blink. It doesn't even really use punctuation..........

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Johnbobb
01/02/21 10:57:06 AM
#28:


What's the due date for Mother?

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kateee
01/02/21 11:33:41 AM
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There's no strict "due date" but tentative schedule is new movie decided some time on Friday.

Is there anyone here besides Raka who is not in North America? want to make sure our time zones aren't too different when I talk generally about that
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Mythiot
01/02/21 2:25:07 PM
#30:


I've got a definite top 5, but I haven't decided beyond that.

  1. The Secret of Kells
  2. Mulholland Drive
  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  4. Spirited Away
  5. The Empire Strikes Back
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Aecioo
01/02/21 3:12:32 PM
#31:


Ok so this is my favorite movie list which is different than a list of what I think are the "best" films. There is definitely some overlap tho

1. Die Hard
rest in no order...
American Beauty
Predator
The Shawshank Redemption
Galaxy Quest
Silence of the Lambs
Forrest Gump
Return of the King
The Incredibles
Terminator 2

Edit - I replaced toy story with the incredibles

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Aecioo
01/02/21 3:14:30 PM
#32:


Also a bunch of movies already named would make my top 30ish favorite films

Shout out to John Carpenters The Thing which is 11 or 12ish

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Aecioo
01/02/21 3:18:41 PM
#33:


Also gonna hold my rec until I see how the first few weeks go. Leaning a great 80s action film if we don't have any by then

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kateee
01/02/21 5:18:34 PM
#34:


hold? Like you want to move further down the list?
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Aecioo
01/02/21 7:54:00 PM
#35:


kateee posted...
hold? Like you want to move further down the list?

Maybe!

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Johnbobb
01/02/21 11:05:57 PM
#36:


watched Mother tonight

don't know what to say about it yet but holy shit

5th Bong Joon Ho movie I've watched now and dude never fails to blow me away

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SwiftyDC
01/02/21 11:33:58 PM
#37:


Mother (2009)

This has been on my radar for a while, the last Bong Joon-ho movie I watched resonated with me with his great storytelling and awesome angle shots that drew me in and made me want to find out where it was all going. Like playing with a matryoshka doll on a rollercoaster ride - there are so many twists, turns, and layers to his films. I also really do appreciate the performances in scenes where there are no jump cuts. This was a beautifully shot film. One of my favorite scenes is where the mother is trying to navigate through a cluttered room with a possible murder weapon after watching her son's best friend have sex with a minor. This gets pretty dark the more you keep watching.

This movie also brought up questions about certain medicines and acupuncture therapy, like can a needle really help a woman get pregnant or even clear depression or bad thoughts and memories. Bong's directing makes me rub my temples trying to remember what it was that he was trying to tell me, and I often get those oh moments. And like Parasite, Im sure there are some things I missed on first viewings, but the themes he throws at you as you watch it unfold is like poetry. From the opening scene in the field, a strange lady dancing with no care, and then you find out why in a powerful ending when she pokes that needle into her thigh to make all her thoughts go away, as the music starts up and she begins to dance again.

I stopped and thought about the opening and ending scenes. On the bus, she started dancing after her acupuncture. In the opening, she was dancing without the acupuncture as she had forgotten her needle kit in the burning house. Probably thinking too much into it but I thought that was interesting.

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ViolentAbacus
01/03/21 11:37:31 AM
#38:


I'll probably get to watch it Tuesday or Wednesday!

Here's my letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/Yazalym/ I'll follow everyone else here tonight or tomorrow.

My favorite movies are (in relative order)

  1. The Princess Bride
  2. No Country for Old Men
  3. Redline
  4. Mad Max: Fury Road
  5. JoJo Rabbit
  6. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  7. Evil Dead 2
  8. Tropic Thunder
  9. The Revenant
  10. Tangled

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iiicon
01/03/21 12:25:28 PM
#39:


Oh yeah, my letterboxd!

https://letterboxd.com/icon/

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Xeybozn
01/03/21 1:23:27 PM
#40:


Ooh, this looks fun. Put me on the recommendation list. As for a top ten, this is off the top of my head and I probably forgot something, but here:

1. Hoop Dreams
2. It's Such a Beautiful Day
3. There Will Be Blood
4. WALL-E
5. Reservoir Dogs
6. Parasite
7. The Princess Bride
8. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
9. Kiki's Delivery Service
10. Mad Max: Fury Road
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Mega Mana
01/03/21 1:32:33 PM
#41:


Don't know how well I'd be able to keep up with movie watching. Only have premium cable on demand and Netflix.

Wrote up a top fifty the other day. Top ten is admittedly pretty silly looking.

1. The Good, Bad and the Ugly
2. Captain America: Civil War
3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
4. Avengers: Infinity War
5. The Empire Strikes Back
6. Star Wars
7. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
8. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
9. The Matrix
10. Aliens


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iiicon
01/03/21 1:48:03 PM
#42:


as a point of clarification earlier, Mother (2009) isn't on Criterion unfortunately. It's the Mikio Naruse Mother from 1952. My mistake!

Mega Mana posted...
Don't know how well I'd be able to keep up with movie watching. Only have premium cable on demand and Netflix.
Do you have a public or school library card? As kate mentioned earlier, kanopy is a service that partners with libraries and offers a wide variety of movies on there for free. Mother is available on the service if your library system has it.

If you're comfortable with using other means, I have a couple invites to a private movie tracker.

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Aecioo
01/03/21 1:52:44 PM
#43:


Yeah there are definitely reliable other means to watch stuff!

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Camden
01/03/21 2:32:41 PM
#44:


iiicon posted...
If you're comfortable with using other means, I have a couple invites to a private movie tracker.

This site is proof that I watch substantially more tv than I do movies, as I'm pretty sure the last movie I got through it was in 2019.

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SwiftyDC
01/03/21 4:46:48 PM
#45:


Oh I forgot to rate Mother.

10/10. These are the type of movies that I love.


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kateee
01/03/21 5:07:41 PM
#46:


i could have sworn i saw Mother 2009 on Criterion Channel when i had the free trial a while back. i guess they took it off or i'm remembering wrong.
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kateee
01/03/21 5:12:49 PM
#47:


oh yeah something i meant to ask earlier to everyone:

1. Have you seen this film (Mother 2009) before?

and

2. Have you seen any of Bong Joon-ho's other films before? I was assuming most of you had already seen Parasite but who knows! Snowpiercer is probably his other most known one but it's definitely different among his other films.
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jcgamer107
01/03/21 5:25:30 PM
#48:


1. No
2. Snowpiercer was just OK, Parasite was really good

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Camden
01/03/21 5:28:14 PM
#49:


kateee posted...
oh yeah something i meant to ask earlier to everyone:

1. Have you seen this film (Mother 2009) before?

and

2. Have you seen any of Bong Joon-ho's other films before? I was assuming most of you had already seen Parasite but who knows! Snowpiercer is probably his other most known one but it's definitely different among his other films.

  1. Nope
  2. Haven't seen Parasite either, but I have seen Snowpiercer, The Host and Memories of Murder.

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SwiftyDC
01/03/21 5:33:45 PM
#50:


  1. Nope, went in blind. Didnt know anything about it other than its a Bong movie.
  2. Yes, Parasite and Snowpiercer. Ive seen parts of The Host but wasnt really paying attention (it was on at work).



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iiicon
01/03/21 5:34:16 PM
#51:


kateee posted...
i could have sworn i saw Mother 2009 on Criterion Channel when i had the free trial a while back. i guess they took it off or i'm remembering wrong.
They cycle movies in and out pretty aggressively as part of their effort to have a guided, curated selection that resembles a film fest. They program and pair movies for every single day of the month and have multiple collections in spotlight every month. This month the big ones are their spotlight on Afrofuturism and Japanese noir.

kateee posted...
oh yeah something i meant to ask earlier to everyone:

1. Have you seen this film (Mother 2009) before?

and

2. Have you seen any of Bong Joon-ho's other films before? I was assuming most of you had already seen Parasite but who knows! Snowpiercer is probably his other most known one but it's definitely different among his other films.
His movies are on my wall of shame. I was planning on seeing Parasite in theatres this spring but uhhh that didn't happen for obvious reasons.

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