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Re: 1999: The Best Year for Movies
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2019, 03:40:38 pm »

All of that, due to an obnoxious kid character.   :hmm:

And an obnoxious female lead.  And terrible cartoony action sequences (with one or two exceptions).  And terrible pseudo gross out scenes.  And generally cheeseball acting with very little charm.  And tonal problems that leave it unable to succeed as either a kids movie or more adult fair.

I dunno - my only problem with Temple of Doom is the "obnoxious female lead".

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Re: 1999: The Best Year for Movies
« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2019, 03:54:23 pm »
Short Round isn't that annoying even, for annoying kid sidekick standards. But Capshaw has a frankly terrible role and she doesn't do much to salvage it either. I nearly forgive her because of the amazing opening scene though (singing Cole Porter in Mandarin).

But the movie is an awesome (and yes, silly) rollercoaster. It just doesn't stop. Not every scene works, but many do, and it's absolutely relentless.

I personally prefer it to Last Crusade, which is a lesser remake of the first, elevated by Sean Connery.
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Re: 1999: The Best Year for Movies
« Reply #47 on: May 14, 2019, 08:14:00 pm »
The best year for movies is 1990 because that's the year Goodfellas came out. :sleep:
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Re: 1999: The Best Year for Movies
« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2019, 10:05:53 pm »
You can't pick a year based on one movie.  :rolleyes:
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Re: 1999: The Best Year for Movies
« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2019, 01:55:55 am »
1990 does have as well one of Depardieu's best movies, Cyrano de Bergerac, the best adaptation of the play and an excellent adaptation in its own right.

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Re: 1999: The Best Year for Movies
« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2019, 02:05:47 am »
Miller's Crossing remains my favorite Cohen movie to this day, too.

As for more pop culture rellevant stuff, there's Dances with Wolves, Edward Scissorhands, Total Recall, Ghost, Red October... there's worse years.

Oh, and Darkman. Darkman is awesome.

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Re: 1999: The Best Year for Movies
« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2019, 04:00:38 am »
Miller's Crossing is a great movie.

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Re: 1999: The Best Year for Movies
« Reply #52 on: May 15, 2019, 09:16:47 am »
Short Round isn't that annoying even, for annoying kid sidekick standards. But Capshaw has a frankly terrible role and she doesn't do much to salvage it either. I nearly forgive her because of the amazing opening scene though (singing Cole Porter in Mandarin).

But the movie is an awesome (and yes, silly) rollercoaster. It just doesn't stop. Not every scene works, but many do, and it's absolutely relentless.

I personally prefer it to Last Crusade, which is a lesser remake of the first, elevated by Sean Connery.

The movie would have been a masterpiece if only they had Indy go through with the sacrifice of the female lead ... after he regains his sanity.  :D

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Re: 1999: The Best Year for Movies
« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2019, 02:41:32 pm »
1990 does have as well one of Depardieu's best movies, Cyrano de Bergerac, the best adaptation of the play and an excellent adaptation in its own right.
oh yeah, excellent movie!  But I thought it was older than that :)
I shall have to buy it someday :)
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Re: 1999: The Best Year for Movies
« Reply #54 on: May 15, 2019, 03:28:51 pm »
1990 does have as well one of Depardieu's best movies, Cyrano de Bergerac, the best adaptation of the play and an excellent adaptation in its own right.
oh yeah, excellent movie!  But I thought it was older than that :)
I shall have to buy it someday :)

Recently re-released on blu-ray in France, remastered (version restaurée). The previous one was not great.
Don't know if it's region locked.