r/movies 11h 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 1h ago

Poster Clerks III instagram teaser poster

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r/movies 10h ago

Discussion Arrival by Denis Vileneuve hits me harder every time I see it.

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There is a book titled A heartbreaking work of staggering genius, the title a mix of hubris and cynicism but I think Arrival actually should be described that way. I’ve just watched it for the fifth time (streaming on Prime) and it’s more emotionally wrenching with every viewing. I think I could see this film 10 more times and appreciate it more each time. Like the central theme of the movie, sometimes even if you know heartbreak is coming you wouldn’t change a moment of the journey.


r/movies 22h ago Wholesome Silver Helpful

News 'Dune: Part 2' Moves Release Date to November 17, 2023

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r/movies 3h ago

News Idris Elba to star in BBC's The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

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r/movies 2h ago

Discussion In "My First Adventure", Indiana Jones states that he was born July 1st, 1899, making him 123 years old today.

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This birth date allows us to calculate his age during each of his films:

Film Indy's age
Raiders of the Lost Ark 37
Temple of Doom 35
Last Crusade 1338
My First Adventure 08
Passion for Life 9
The Perils of Cupid 9
Travels with Father 10
Journey of Radiance 10
Spring Break Adventure 16
Love's Sweet Song 16
Trenches of Hell 17
Demons of Deception 17
Phantom Train of Doom 17
Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life 17
Attack of the Hawkmen 17
Adventures in the Secret Service 1718
Espionage Escapades 18
Daredevils of the Desert 18
Tales of Innocence 18
Masks of Evil 1819
Treasure of the Peacock's Eye 19
Winds of Change 19
Mystery of the Blues 50 or 51 (20 during the main story)
Scandal of 1920 2021
Hollywood Follies 21
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 58


r/movies 1d ago All-Seeing Upvote LOVE! Wholesome

Media New Images from 'PREY'

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r/movies 21h ago Silver

Media New Image from 'Avatar: The Way of Water'

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r/movies 2h ago

Question You are tasked with fixing a film series that has gone off the rails. What do you choose and what do you do?

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I choose The Terminator.

The new movie would be absolutely bonkers. Not exactly the grounded thriller of the 1980's or the bombastic bullshit of the 2010's.

It would be a story of how Skynet has been secretly winning the whole time. How each of the movies was their scheme to insure their existence, how every step the heroes took to cancel the rebellion did not matter. A reviewer, Ralph Sepe Jr, suggested it in his review of Terminator Genisys and I think it'd be a brilliant concept to follow up upon.

It would also be revealed that the purpose of those manipulations was to create a permanent timeline with no chance of humankind surviving the war. And now, Skynet only needs one cycle to set the line in motion.

How about you?


r/movies 9h ago Helpful

Discussion The Man From Toronto is the worst movie (with A listed actors) I have seen in a long time

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This movie is just so bad. It had a few funny one liners, but other than that, it’s terrible.

The jokes feel like they were written by 16 year olds that find Dane Cook funny. They were so lazy, you could see them coming a mile away, just “butt joke” type humor.

There was absolutely no tension in any scene, because even if that’s what they were going for, Hart would say something stupid in an attempt to make you laugh, and the whole thing just feels flat.

It also had the lamest attempt at trying to insert some gender pronounce etiquette randomly into the scene, it felt like product placement or something.

The whole thing just sucked. I believe Jason Stratham was originally cast as the man from Toronto. I don’t think he would have saved the movie, but I feel like the dynamic between him and Hart would have been funnier and more entertaining. Anyone know why he lost the role?

Anyway, just a rant!

Edit: also I hate how the gym fight seen, while being pretty fun and cool, felt like it was from a completely different movie. The colors changed, the theme changed, the music choice…it’s like it was straight from Crank or some older Jason Statham movie, and then back to this.


r/movies 12h ago Helpful

Media How Ray Harryhauson Combined Stop-Motion with Live Action

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r/movies 22h ago

News ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Sequel Will Smash into Theaters on March 15, 2024

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r/movies 15h ago

Discussion What movie do you think was ultimately made better because of it’s limitations?

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Whether it’s budget, CGI, big name stars or any other factors that appear to be a limiting factor on paper but may be a blessing in disguise.

I think a perfect example of this is Jurassic Park. I saw a comment the other day that said they only had like 6 minutes of CGI dinosaur footage in the whole movie. Spielberg knew what he had and what was still out of reach so showing just enough CGI made the movie all the more better. Couldn’t have CGI dinos in every scene so he had to use practical models that still hold up really well today and find other ways to scare the hell out of us


r/movies 1d ago

Article ‘No Aliens, No Spaceships, No Invasion of Earth’ An oral history of Contact

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r/movies 22h ago

News ‘Men in Black’ at 25: How the Sci-Fi Hit Made Will Smith the Biggest Star of His Era

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r/movies 20h ago

Article Do the Right Thing turns 33: Spike Lee thanks fans and actors who have passed away

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r/movies 1d ago

News Zelda Williams to make directing debut with 'bonkers' zombie comedy 'Lisa Frankenstein'

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r/movies 16h ago

Discussion Some like it hot (1959) was just so smooth

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My first ever Marilyn Monroe film! First off I have seen many movies where a guy is pretending to be a woman and then falling in love with a woman and how they end up together. This one also starts off with the same premise but some like it hot did it first and that too more than 7 decades ago. The story in itself was pretty good with excellent acting especially by Jack Lemmon, he nailed it. His expressions, his feminine voice and that dance he did. The chemistry between both the main leads was amazing. The dialogues especially between those two were really good. It was a innocent, comedy and romantic movie and I personally enjoyed every second of it. And damn Marilyn was just mesmerizing. I highly recommend it if you haven't seen it.

And while watching it I realised how important the movie is in terms of pop culture and the quotes. My favourite one was

" I'm engaged" "congratulations. Who's the luck girl?" "I am"

Tell me yours in the comment.


r/movies 1d ago Take My Energy Silver

Media Signs "The Alien" 2002 movie scene. Alien walks across ally

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https://youtu.be/aIhnqkXWSR8

This is by far my favorite “horror” scene in cinema. As a kid this gave me nightmares. The chilling scene where the alien walks across the ally delivers just the right amount of spine tingle. Signs is probably one of the best alien movies. I think this is Shamalans best work. I think is even better than the sixth sense due to the fact that it has great reviews.


r/movies 3h ago

Discussion Top Gun: Maverick (No spoilers)

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Top Gun: Maverick is an incredibly well made film. I’ve seen some reviews suggesting that the movie wasn’t “big enough” or that the story wasn’t interesting. However, I appreciate that they kept the scale fairly small. Plus, the cinematography was amazing. I’m not saying it’s the best film ever or anything: but, it is a great Summer Blockbuster. I think a lot blockbusters today struggle to maintain a coherent narrative because they think a complicated plot equals a good plot. (See the MCU, Transformers, Roland Emerich) I’ll take a simple, well made movie over something like the Multiverse of Madness any day.

Edit: I’m not bashing the other films, or saying that other good movies don’t get made anymore. I enjoy the MCU and disaster flicks as much as the next guy.


r/movies 9h ago

Recommendation The Fly (1986) Director's Commentary

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I watched The Fly (1986) with David Cronenberg's audio commentary last night and I think it may be one of my favorites to listen to. I'm guessing it was recorded around the 20 year anniversary of the film, as he mentions he hadn't seen the film since '86 and watched it in preparation for the commentary. I don't want to spoil anything for those who would listen but it's a really good mix of technical explanations, the relationships between Jeff, Geena, John and David and the overall philosophy behind Cronenberg's vision for The Fly. It's really a quite intimate look into those who made the film. Really worth the time, imho.

https://youtu.be/FVnRG57kqYQ


r/movies 54m ago

Article The Golden Age of the Aging Actor - Tom Cruise in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ isn’t the exception—he’s the rule. There’s long been anecdotal evidence that top-line actors and actresses are getting older. Now, The Ringer has the data to back it up.

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r/movies 19h ago Silver

Recommendation What time-loop movie(s) should I watch next?

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I’m a big fan of time-loop movies and would love some suggestions for what to watch next.

Here’s what I’ve already seen with a rating for each:

  • Boss Level (4/5)
  • Palm Springs (4/5)
  • See You Yesterday (2/5)
  • Happy Death Day (4/5) & Happy Death Day 2U (3/5)
  • Naked (2/5)
  • ARQ (3/5)
  • Edge of Tomorrow (5/5)
  • Source Code (4/5)
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (3/5)
  • The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (3/5)
  • When We First Met (3/5)
  • Groundhog Day (5/5)
  • Looper (3/5)
  • Deja Vu (4/5)

I already have Run, Lola, Run and Predestination on my to-watch list. What other time-loop movies would you recommend?


r/movies 1d ago

News Cameron Diaz Comes Out of Retirement For Netflix Movie 'Back in Action' With Jamie Foxx

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r/movies 1d ago

Article Two ’90s Asian films that capture the loneliness of modern life: In Chungking Express and Rebels of the Neon God, the vibes are melancholy but incredibly aesthetic.

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r/movies 4h ago

Question What happened to the 3 hour cut of Last of the Mohicans?

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Michael Mann's original cut of The Last of the Mohicans was 3 hours long before he was forced to cut it down to 2 hours for theatrical release.

I'm assuming that since so much screen time is missing, entire scenes and sub-plots were straight up taken out and it wasn't just trimmed footage from existing scenes.

It's strange that such a substantial chunk of the movie was taken out yet the "butchered" 2 hour versions (theatrical or the slightly tinkered director cuts) are now considered the completed movie, when it was radically changed in the editing room with Mann's approval. Usually directors disown their movies in such situations but Mann seems content with the 2 hour long versions.

For comparison, the directors cut of Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven is 50 minutes longer than the theatrical cut and those 2 versions differ tremendously.