Let's get some movie recommendations on the go


#1

Just list all the good ones you’ve seen


#2

not seen any


#3

The Muppet Christmas Carol.

VERY good film.


#4

I love lists


#5

Hedwig and the angry inch
Bill and teds excellent adventure
Ghost world
White bird in a blizzard
Short circuit 2


#6

The Dark Crystal
War Games
Young Sherlock Holmes


#7

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Halloween


#8

Young Guns 2


#9

The Secret Of NIMH


#10

Ooooooh the Short Circuit films have not aged well


#11

To paraphrase Master of None, a real robot and a fake Indian.


#12

When I originally saw that film I assumed it was a real Indian dude and a real accent, as I didn’t realise that painting white dudes with brownface and getting them to put on accents was a thing, at least not in 1985.

On a related note, saw an interview with Hank Azaria recently and he does NOT seem comfortable voicing Apu on the Simpsons any more.


#13

I’d say they hold up very well, especially the second one, the fake indian issue is obviously problematic, but thematically it holds together very well, and like how the main 2 characters mirror and help each other, more substance than the original . Johhny 5 getting beaten up by those thugs is the saddest scene of all cinema


#14

ever seen Cemetery Junction?


#15

Oh I really like the original, I specifically meant the Indian character, which is the kind of thing that you see now and go oooooooooooohh that’s not good.

Might be ripe for a remake, as you say the premise holds up, it’s a fairly robust underdog/fish out of water type story and who doesn’t love those.


#16

I like the original too but the 2nd one was my favourite as a kid so I’m probably bias

It’s funny how the original addressed his origins

Newton Crosby : Where are you from, anyway?

Ben Jabituya : Bakersfield, originally.

Newton Crosby : No, I mean your ancestors.

Ben Jabituya : Oh, them. Pittsburgh.

Not funny as in amusing, funny as in a bit weird, like were they trying to deflect criticism by not having him explicitly Indian


#17

I’ve only seen the second one once, did he drop the accent then?


#18

no it’s the same


#19

:grimacing:


#20

joe versus the volcano.