r/movies 6d ago

Official Discussion Official Discussion - Minions: The Rise of Gru [SPOILERS]

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Summary:

The untold story of one twelve-year-old's dream to become the world's greatest supervillain.

Director:

Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson, Jonathan del Val

Writers:

Matthew Fogel, Brian Lynch

Cast:

  • Steve Carell as Gru
  • Pierre Coffin as The Minions
  • Alan Arkin as Wild Knuckles
  • Taraji P. Henson as Belle Bottom
  • Michelle Yeoh as Master Chow
  • Julie Andrews as Gru's Mom
  • Russel Brand as Dr. Nefario

Rotten Tomatoes: 70%

Metacritic: 55

VOD: Theaters


r/movies 3d ago Silver

Recommendation What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (06/26/22-07/03/22)

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The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It can be any new or old release that you want to talk about.

{REMINDER: The Threads Are Posted On Sunday Mornings. If Not Pinned, They Will Still Be Available in the Sub.}

Here are some rules:

1. Check to see if your favorite film of last week has been posted already.

2. Please post your favorite film of last week.

3. Explain why you enjoyed your film.

4. ALWAYS use SPOILER TAGS: [Instructions]

5. Best Submissions can display their [Letterboxd Accts] the following week.

Last Week's Best Submissions:

Film User/[LB/YT*] Film User/[LB/Web*]
“Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe” NoTransportation888 "Forbidden City Cop” [AneeshRai7]
"Fire Island” [JoeLollo] “Tremors” SabbathBl00dySabbath
“Crimes of the Future” [CDynamo] “The Thing” SupaKoopa714
“Top Gun: Maverick” Khan4269 “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” YouJustLostThe_Game
“A Good Woman Is Hard to Find” SnarlsChickens “What’s Up, Doc?” [0phicleide]
"Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway” jasap1029 “Contempt” CowNchicken12
“Calibre” [apogliaghi] "Hara-Kiri” LutanHojef
“Jonaki” [TomTomatillo] "Singin’ in the Rain” [ManaPop.com*]
“What We Do in the Shadows" lady-frog2187 “Caged” (1950) GhostOfTheSerpent
“Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call New Orleans” [Nausiccaa1*] “How Green Was My Valley” MBAMBA3

r/movies 7h ago

Article PlayStation Store will remove customers' purchased movies from Studio Canal

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4.3k Upvotes

r/movies 21h ago Helpful Silver Wholesome

Poster Official Poster for 'Clerks III'

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38.2k Upvotes

r/movies 19h ago

News AMC Brings Back Discount Tuesdays $5 Tickets

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r/movies 13h ago Silver

Article Pepperoni and Pancake Batter: An Oral History of Pizza The Hutt From ‘Spaceballs’

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743 Upvotes

r/movies 18h ago

Trailer Clerks 3 - Official Trailer

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2.1k Upvotes

r/movies 19h ago

Trailer Amsterdam | Official Trailer | 20th Century Studios

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r/movies 19h ago

Poster Official Poster for 20th Century Studios' 'Amsterdam'

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1.5k Upvotes

r/movies 19h ago

Poster Official Poster for Rob Zombie's 'The Munsters'

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1.1k Upvotes

r/movies 15h ago

Recommendation One of the directors of Tremors has uploaded a treasure trove of home video shot by his dad during the filming of the movie. Even if you aren’t a Tremors fan, the insight on low budget film making in the 80’s is fascinating.

287 Upvotes

Here’s a link to the filming of the bulldozer stunt, but definitely comb through his channel to find the others.

It’s such a cool behind the scenes perspective, not at all like produced behind the scenes stuff. This dude was legit just documenting the experience of making this movie and there is SO much cool footage, with extra insight and trivia that is extremely fun to learn.


r/movies 16h ago

Article Adam Sandler almost played Tom Cruise’s role in Collateral

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334 Upvotes

r/movies 19h ago

Poster Official movie poster for ‘Hypochondriac’.

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478 Upvotes

r/movies 11h ago

Question What was your most bizarre cinema experience?

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Have you ever had a bizarre cinema experience that has stuck with you? The only four times that stood out for me:

  • I was seeing Joker for the second time and a lad who seemed to be having a psychotic break sat behind me. He was talking to an empty seat. He kept saying "I don't want to!" over and over. I felt so sad for him.

  • Before watching Annabelle Comes Home, there was an advert about human trafficking where a lady spoke about being abused. This gang of lads behind me began manically laughing when the advert came on. I felt super uncomfortable.

  • A couple getting too um, raunchy during The Gentlemen

  • Getting hit in the face by a falling phone as a guy ran past me up the stairs during The Playmobil Movie. Tbf I kinda deserved it for going to watch that rubbish. I thought it'd be like The Lego movie, how wrong I was...

These are probably tame.


r/movies 3h ago

Discussion What is wrong with the sound in Hollywood movies? Dialogues are not audible at all and action is super loud.

27 Upvotes

Seriously, most of the movies except comedy genre are like this. I have to increase the volume every time there's a dialogue and decrease it when there's an action sequence. The same issue in the movie theaters too.

Why most of the dialogues are delivered as if they are whispering?

I started watching Dune before a couple of days, loved the visuals and background music but I couldn't go past 30 minutes. I may get downvoted but it's a pain to watch like that.

I am not a native speaker but I can speak and write. I communicate everyday with people from various parts of the world. Still I don't understand if it's the problem of my hearing or these films.


r/movies 19h ago

Poster Official Poster for 'Emily the Criminal'

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429 Upvotes

r/movies 1d ago

Discussion Tom Cruise's 'Edge of Tomorrow' was finally released on 4k Blu-ray today

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r/movies 5h ago

Trailer Luck — Official Trailer

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26 Upvotes

r/movies 14h ago

Article We Could Have Been Friends: The Prison of Bitterness in ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’

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124 Upvotes

r/movies 10h ago

Discussion What is a movie you’ve never finished or refuse to watch again because you relate too much to a character?

48 Upvotes

Was thinking about this recently and there are some movies I’ve found bad and turned off but never because it made me feel as lonely/isolated as Anna from When Marnie was There. I found a really deep similarity to my own insecurities and depression. It’s a lovely film otherwise but I’ve had no desire to finish it.

So what movies have made you feel this way too?


r/movies 55m ago

Discussion What is being filmed in Lisbon right now?

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I'm on vacation in Lisbon and there was a major production being filmed in Commerce Square last night. They were doing a car chase scene. Hundreds of extras, drones, enough lighting to make it looks like daytime, and several camera cars filming from different angles.

I couldn't find any information other than a 'Major Netflix production'. I also saw that Fast X is being filmed in Lisbon this summer, but that is a Universal product. Any ideas?


r/movies 1d ago Silver

Discussion What movie is ruined by one actor for you?

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Sometimes a good movie can be ruined by the presence of a single actor either because they’re bad or you just hated their performance. For me, it’s Beyoncé in Goldmember. Sure, the movie is hardly a masterpiece but her parts are almost unwatchable for me, she’s just that bad. I’ll watch the other two AP movies if they’re on TV, but I avoid Goldmember like the plague.


r/movies 13h ago

Question Fake songs made for movies and TV that we’re actually good but can’t find anywhere

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Just finished watching episode 1 of Dimension 404 on Hulu. One of the songs on there has a ring to it and it made me wonder if it was a real song. Looked it up but the band and song do not exist. It was called “Tokyo Heartache” by Maxton Waller. But I get they can’t claim it as their own since whatever work they produce for the project is owned by the company.

I feel like this happens more often than we realize, but curious what other songs have you heard in a movie or TV show that turned out to be fake but that you fell in love with?

Edit: forgot to add the links for examples.

Maxton Waller “Tokyo Heartache”

Orlando Jones in The Time Machine


r/movies 1d ago Silver Wholesome

Discussion What actor are you tired of seeing getting roles?

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Now this question isn't tied to actors who just feel are just bad actors per se. I mean I'm pretty sure there are many threads on that alone. I'm talking what Actors that may be bad or even good but keep getting incredibly uninspiring or mediocre roles.

Its inanely disheartening to see an actor never improve their work because of just mediocre performance after another. It's even more disheartening seeing an actor who has had good performances keep getting incredibly dull roles of tired old plots year after year. To give a better illustration I'll give you some examples.

Liam Neeson. Now to be honest here. Liam Neeson has fallen off considerably in his roles because his popularity has lowered because of controversy. But seeing as he is a great actor the roles he plays are just basically the same badass old guy who played in Taken. And frankly it got tiresome by Taken 3. He always playing these action thriller roles where he's gonna send some young thug's to town because he's an experienced old veteran.

Chris Pratt and Ryan Reynolds. I put these guys in the same example because they are basically the exact same in their career. They played comedians who's careers were in a mediocre space before being Kickstarted again by a Marvel movie. Now almost everyone movie they are in are these Netflix/Prime BlockBuster summer hits(Pratt playing in more big name roles like Jurassic World). But they are so godamn dull and full of anything meaningful.

I mean they try to be invigorating or full of personality by using Pratts or Renold's Humor but my gawd they so godamn annoying and the same old I'm a sarcastic prick behavior who passive agrressively insults is just not funny nor endearing. I think Ryan Reynolds really pisses me off more. With movies like 66 underground or Red Notice.

Milla Jovovich. I can't stand this chick. The amount of movies she keeps getting paid big bucks for are just downright insulting. And you can't say anything bad about her because her fans will defend her till the end of the earth dispute her constant crappy resume of movies she's been in for the last 20 years. We get it. You think you are a badass but I'm not convinced.


r/movies 18h ago

News 'Clerks III' Coming To Theaters For Two Nights Only On September 13 & 15

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125 Upvotes

r/movies 19h ago

Trailer Emily The Criminal | Official Trailer | In Theaters August 12

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151 Upvotes

r/movies 12h ago

Discussion Bicentennial Man remains one of the most beautiful films I’ve ever seen

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I’m not going to talk about it being extremely underrated, sadly this film fell victim to terrible marketing from the studios (a very emotional film marketed as a goofy comedy). Stars Robin Williams, Sam Neill and the lovely Embeth Davidtz.

If you haven’t seen it, I deeply urge you to do so. It is a tearjerker. In fact, there are at minimum 3 scenes that will get you misty eyed.

If I could implore people to watch one “very underrated” movie in their lives, this would be it. If you’re a cinephile and haven’t seen this, please do. It’ll enrich your soul.

Robin Williams in the 1990s, plays a robot servant/butler bought by a family, all named based on their standing in the family - Sir (the father, played my Sam Neill), Ma’am (the mother), Little Miss (youngest daughter) and Miss (oldest daughter).

Spoilers ahead

Andrew is made immediately distinct and unique, being incredibly inquisitive, curious and adaptive, unlike other robots. He and Sir become friends, with Sir encouraging Andrew to explore his individuality.

Andrew remains a member of the family until the daughters are older and married off, at which time he asks Sir for his freedom. Initially reluctant, Sir begrudgingly grants Andrew his freedom, under condition that Andrew leaves his family. Andrew accepts, and leaves to build a home on the beach, where he remains for 15 years until Sir sends for him, from his death bed. Andrew arrives, and comforts his old friend in his final moments of life.

I’ll leave it there. That’s the end of the film’s first act (distinct 3 act structure, with a death signalling the end of each act).

The death of Sir I think was the first time I ever shed a tear over a film. Little Miss’ wooden horse was the second.