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  1. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Speaking of Kubrick... it's his birthday so David Simon tweeted a link to an interview he did with Criterion a few years ago talking about Paths Of Glory and its influence or relation to some of his work...
  2. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    The only Kubrick picture that I could see an argument for as being a cult movie is A Clockwork Orange since punk rock kids from the 1970's to the 90's embraced its nihilism. For the record, that's not an argument that I would agree with.
  3. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    If you're writing a multi-volume book, you need to have lots of titles to talk about but no one will ever convince me that Citizen Kane or The Wizard Of Oz are cult movies. :laugh: Yeah, given when the book was written, Halloween is a little easier sell as a cult movie but I'd argue that once...
  4. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I've heard of it but never read it. I'm sure anyone's cult movies list would have movies that some other fans would say aren't really cult movies.
  5. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I generally consider cult movies to be truly independent movies. Not something from Miramax or Focus Pictures but a movie that someone made on their own and that gained an audience by word of mouth. Movies like Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill! or Pink Flamingos or Eraserhead or The Evil Dead. Some...
  6. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Its massive worldwide decades long popularity means that I would not classify Star Wars as a cult movie but the last 25 years have shown me that some of its fans are as rabid as any rabid psycho cult you can name. :laugh: I guess I can see calling Smokey And The Bandit a cult film now but I...
  7. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I think my problem is that the humor is outside of my era so the comedy just plays as weird and awkward rather than funny to me. That's not to say that I think the movie is without merit because like Tarantino and Avary say, it's a miracle that Carpenter and O'Bannon made that movie for $60,000...
  8. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I love nearly all of Carpenter's movies but I've never liked Dark Star and QT's newfound enthusiasm for it almost makes me want to watch it again. Almost. :laugh:
  9. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I never tossed my tapes just because they were buried in a box in a closet. With the resurgence of VHS collecting, I'll probably continue to keep them. I even consider picking up the missing movies on VHS that I need from horror series like Friday The 13th or Halloween just to have complete...
  10. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I think for them, they're watching the tapes because it's more of a trip down memory lane of when they were young men and working at a video store with no real worries and just their dreams of making it in Hollywood. While I never really dreamed of making movies, I definitely look back fondly...
  11. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    What can I say? The dude's a weirdo. :laugh:
  12. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Tarantino bought the inventory of the video store that he used to work at when it went out of business in the 90's so him and Avary are watching those tapes.
  13. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Other than that QT gets mentioned in this thread, this isn't that related to this topic but here's a link to the first episode of The Video Archives Podcast with Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary. They discuss Dark Star and Cocaine Cowboys in this one...
  14. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I agree but some critics disagree and feel it was just a violent meathead movie. I'm paraphrasing but a critic said something to the effect of that Fight Club "was anti-capitalism, anti-society and, yes, anti-god". I actually agree with that but unlike the critic, I don't find that offputting...
  15. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Unfortunately, I think alot of QT fans and non-fans fixate on the violence, the cursing and tough guy-ism in his movies and can ignore the actual great work he's done. It's sorta like how every dumb asshole I've ever known loves Fight Club because of the fighting or bitch tits, etc. and seem to...
  16. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    He's not really doing billion dollar franchise movies but he's still one of the biggest stars on the planet.
  17. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Driver, Tom Hanks, Oscar Isaac and Brad Pitt will generally get me to see any movie they're in. I think the movie star is a dying breed but I think DiCaprio, Hanks and Pitt all still qualify as movie stars because people will see their movies simply based on their being...
  18. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    It doesn't really count as a summer movie but Shaft and one of the finest B-movies ever made Rock 'N' Roll High School are playing in 35mm at an art theater near me in July and August.
  19. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Looking only at the big budget summer movies, I want to see Lightyear (anything Pixar is immediately something I want to see), Nope (I loved Us so Jordon Peele is another solid bet in my mind) and the new Thor movie should be fun since they've got Taika Waititi coming back. I'm sure there will...
  20. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Bad Boys II is like a $150 million exploitation movie. I'm not saying it's a good movie but it's fun and at points sick and just wrong... Those are good things in my mind. :laugh:
  21. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I'm a huge nerd so it used to somewhat annoy me that there was no real continuity between those movies (some seem to take place in 1800's or maybe the turn of the 20th century and then connect to a series that are then-modern day or adding up all the "30 years later" in The Mummy movies means...
  22. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I realize this thread is dedicated to movies but I have to say that I've seen some superlative TV shows just in the past week. Atlanta, Barry, Better Call Saul and We Own This City are as good as nearly any movie that I've seen in years. Anyone that is sick of the endless franchise movies needs...
  23. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    You'd be hard pressed to find a bigger Star Wars fan than me and even I chuckle when I see people hold up The Empire Strikes Back as one of the finest movies ever made (it's not even the best Star Wars movie). I love the Star Wars movies but I like to think that I also hold a balanced view of...
  24. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I'm generally on the same page as you but I'm going to have to say that I totally disagree with you here. Abrams is a master at casting (look at his TV shows and Star Trek movies) and whatever the race or gender of the new actors in the Star Wars sequel trilogies, they were all very likable...
  25. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    It's worth pointing out that mirroring things is something that deliberately happens in all the Star Wars movies. Lawrence Kasdan wanted The Force Awakens to be similar to previous movies because things repeating is common in all nine of the movies. It's perfectly fine for people to not like...
  26. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    As much as I would have loved to see the characters together again, I vastly prefer that they tried something different with them. Needless to say, some fans only want the familiar (see the popularity of The Mandalorian).
  27. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    My favorite insider info is "Kathleen Kennedy Getting Fired from Lucasfilm!"
  28. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I think most fans realize it's a small segment of the fanbase (something I try to always point out when I gripe about those creeps) but I think the more mainstream entertainment press treats them as larger or more indicative of the fans. I have a friend who has only seen The Force Awakens and...
  29. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Any time a woman or any minority gets the spotlight in a franchise movie, there's a small segment of usually white male "fans" that go berserk (death and/or rape threats, unending online ranting and raving) simply because a woman, etc. has gotten the spotlight in what they see as their movies...
  30. TravisR

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Sorta building on that, I'm always amazed how comic books have been unquestionably the most "progressive" form of entertainment for decades (they've actually had diversity on the page and with the creative teams long before Hollywood started paying lipservice to it) and yet some fans are...
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