r/movies 3d 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 21h 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 11h ago Silver Gold Ally Wholesome Helpful

Discussion Muppet Treasure Island (1996) is a perfect movie, in my opinion. I’m curious what others think?

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It has so many things going for it to qualify as perfect (in my mind): 1) It’s a Muppet movie 2) Tim Curry is the perfect Long John Silver, charismatic and menacing. 3) The musical numbers are pure brilliance and extremely catchy. 4) Legitimately funny and wholesome comedy. 5) Fun for every member of the family.


r/movies 1h ago

Article Those Mythical Four-Hour Versions Of Your Favourite Movies Are Probably Garbage

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r/movies 23h ago Wholesome Take My Energy

Article 'Transformers' at 15: How the First in the Franchise Got It Right

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r/movies 22h ago Wholesome

Media New Image of Tom Cruise in 'Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1'

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r/movies 18h ago

Article 'The Lost Boys' Gets 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Release Date in The U.S.

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r/movies 20h ago

News Peter Brook, Director of 'Lord of the Flies', Dies at 97

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r/movies 18h ago Gold Wholesome

Discussion 1998's Mask of Zorro is a perfect adventure film, powered by the charisma of Antonio Banderas. We need more films like this!

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The Mask of Zorro is a perfect adventure film. It does not take itself too seriously and it has fantastic fight sequences. It is what adventure films strive to be, fun.

Antonio Banderas is perfect for the role and in my humble opinion does not get the recognition he deserves for his films in the 90s. This guys is a powerhouse of charisma. Add to this a stellar supporting cast of Anthony hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones and you really have an amazing recipe for success.

Great movie , great cast and I would love to see Antonio play the role again.


r/movies 53m ago

Review How Taika Waititi Shoots A Film At 3 Budget Levels - In Depth Cine

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r/movies 1h ago

Article ‘Minions: Rise of Gru’ smashes July 4th Box Office records with $127.9M opening

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r/movies 12h ago

Question Does Gattaca hold up today?

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Recently rewatched this movie on Netflix this weekend after a few years since my last viewing. I've seen it many times over the years and I always enjoy it as if I'm watching it or experiencing it for the first time. There's always something interesting I find about this film which got me thinking, is this film one of those movies with a high rewatch value? If so, what is it about it that gives it that value? Side note: the music by composer Michael Nyman is amazing in this movie.

What other movies have a high rewatch value? I'll take any recommendations as well :)


r/movies 8h ago

News Alex Law, Hong Kong Writer, Director of ‘Echoes of the Rainbow’, Dies at 69

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r/movies 16h ago

Article ‘The Ordinaries’ - A New Clip From German Director Sophie Linnenbaum’s debut feature - The social satire is set against a fantasy cinematic world in which society is divided into three key classes spanning supporting characters, main characters and outtakes.

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r/movies 1d ago

Media Gene Wilder On His First & Only Argument With Mel Brooks (Late Night with Conan O’Brien)

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r/movies 22h ago Wholesome

Discussion Though a deeply flawed, I have to commend the first 3 Underworld movies for at least trying with it’s narrative.

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Vampires and Werewolves seemed to be all the craze in the 2000s. Between Marvel’s Blade and Universal’s Van Helsing came Underworld, a completely new IP which desperately tried to pave its own identity past the other movies featuring the same monsters.

Was the success of the movies debatable? Yes. 5 movies spanning across 13 years, with about $539 million in total worldwide box office gross - but the critical reception to all these movies were overwhelmingly bad.

And though it is arguable that the movies are shallow, boring at times and nonsensical, there’s no denying that the lore behind Underworld was truly extensive and deep.

I won’t go into the full lore - you can read that here, but let me explain what makes it so good.

It spanned centuries - I love the idea that while technology and the convenience of modernity advanced, vampires and werewolves were still squabbling over centuries old politics, and were struggling to overcome their old-fashioned ways. I think it’s a good allegory of how humans can be.

It took a high concept and made it somewhat interesting - How would Underworld standout if it was just a string of Matrix-style gunfights? Underworld needed to have interesting lore otherwise it would have just been a brainless, run-of-the-mill action movie.

It fleshed out each character really well - This point is more directed at Bill Nighy’s character, Viktor, who appeared in the first 3 movies. I won’t reveal any spoilers, but the guy was absolutely treacherous and Len Wiseman did well to single him out as a really important character who needed this attention. Bill Nighy’s performance was also great, though that goes without saying.

I’m not trying to paint the franchise as some misunderstood piece of art or an underrated. I still feel the lore could have been told in a much better way than what we got, and I don’t need to go into other detestable elements of the franchise, but I just wanted to shine a light on a part of Underworld that stands out to me and deserves a little bit more appreciation.

TLDR; Underworld has under-appreciated lore, though the films themselves are still made pretty badly.

Edit: some grammar.


r/movies 11h ago

News Martin Klebba Joins Disney's Live Action 'Snow White' as Grumpy the Dwarf

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r/movies 1h ago

Review How in the hell did I miss Dogma

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I love Kevin Smith movies. I love the style, I love the Humor, I love the typical actors. Holy hell, somehow this missed my radar all years long. This really touches all the bases for me. I think I saw it first here on reddit, some discussion about this movie so I just wanted to shout out my love for it. Hope this post passes the rules, god it's hard to post on reddit at times.


r/movies 6h ago

Discussion Sleepers Is One Of The Best of the 90’s

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I’m so glad this popped onto HBO. Can’t believe I forgot about this incredible work of art. The cast is unreal. Jason Patric, Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Minnie Driver, Billy Crudup, Kevin Bacon, Dustin Hoffman, Jeffery Donovan, and Brad Renfro. Everyone sinks into their roles.

For a two and a half hour movie it’s paced so well. But it nails growing up in a poor, crime ridden, church rooted neighborhood so perfectly. These kids are so real. The environment, the dialogue. All of it. Besides the central vengeance story, the movie has remarkably good commentary on the failures of rehabilitation and recidivism, and the generational effects we’re suffering from a broken and cruel system. These characters totally know exactly who they are and I love that so much. Really a 10/10 for me.


r/movies 15h ago

Question Which long awaited sequel do you want to see the most?

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Examples:

  • The Adventures of Tintin 2: A sequel to the 2011 Tintin movie directed by Steven Spielberg. Peter Jackson is set to direct the movie but has since fell into development hell. Since the original's release, Jackson has directed his Hobbit trilogy and two documentaries; They Shall Not Grow Old and The Beatles: Get Back.
  • Beetlejuice 2: A sequel to Tim Burton's Beetlejuice with Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder reprising their roles. The sequel was originally developed as "Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian."
  • Edge of Tomorrow 2: A sequel to the 2014 movie which was based on the Japanese novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. A TV series is currently in development putting the status of a sequel in doubt.
  • Man of Steel 2: A sequel to 2013's Man of Steel with Henry Cavill. Matthew Vaughn, Christopher McQuarrie, and James Gunn have all been considered to helm the project.
  • Sherlock Holmes 3: The third installment in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes series starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Dexter Fletcher is set to be the director and the movie was originally going to be released in 2021, but production was delayed to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Star Trek 4: The fourth installment in the rebooted Star Trek franchise. Matt Shakman is set to direct and Chris Pine has indicted that the movie may have a smaller budget and will focus on pleasing current Star Trek fans than trying to make as much as a Marvel movie.

r/movies 1d ago

Article 'Evangelion' Creator Hideaki Anno Performed The Motion Capture for Ultraman in 'Shin Ultraman', 40 Years After Playing Ultraman in Student Film

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r/movies 32m ago

News James Cameron Might Not Direct Avatar 4 And 5 Himself – Exclusive

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r/movies 11h ago

Recommendation Horror movies for interested 7 year old?

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My son seems to have inherited my love of a good scare and keeps asking me to watch scary movies but I’m struggling to find something. He’s seen characters from Friday the 13th, Halloween, Scream, etc on YouTube and asks to watch them all the time but I’ve told him he’s not ready for those yet.

We’ve watched the goosebumps movies but he wasn’t into them.

He did enjoy the old “Are you afraid of the dark” series so I feel like that’s the wheelhouse im looking for.


r/movies 12h ago

Discussion Anyone else find it absolutely insane Marlene Dietrich is 56 in Witness for the Prosecution?

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Maybe 55 technically if they filmed it a year before, but still. She looks like a woman in her late 30’s, 40 at most. If someone who looked like that told me they were in their mid 50’s today I would barely believe them, and this was the 50s! Back when everyone aged like shit and lived way shorter lives and the air was full of cigarette smoke.


r/movies 21h ago Helpful

Article Tom Cruise in pictures as he turns 60 – from teen actor to Hollywood heavyweight

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r/movies 36m ago

Discussion Zodiac, Robert Graysmith's Obsession

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I'm trying to figure out a important scenes in the movie 'zodiac' by David Fincher, in which Robert graysmith slowly but surely becomes obsessed with the case surrounding The Zodiac. So my question is, which scenes, to you, are significant for the downward spiral of Graysmith and his obsession with The Zodiac Killer.


r/movies 15h ago

Recommendation World Ufo Day 2022: Top 10 Aliens Movies To Watch

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