Hell bro there is some quality films to choose from though. It is not like saying Terms is bad or anything.No love for Terms of Endearment? It's a superb film. With one of Jack's very best performances, which is saying something. And Shirley and Debra are great too.
Man, I miss the days when a film was judged by its script and its performances. Not the CGI-crapfests we have to endure these days.
Got no idea what it is.Went for Ordinary People as it's the only one I haven't seen
2 actors at their peak, a well meaning, some what heart warming, popular movie of its time which painfully painted autistic people into a type cast for decades, that unfairly still continues to this day, 1/5.This week's movie is Rain Man (with 25% of the votes):
"Charlie, a selfish automobile dealer, kidnaps his autistic brother Raymond and tries to manipulate him into giving up his inheritance from their late father." (from Wikipedia)
IMDb - 8.0 / Metacritic - 65 / Rotten Tomatoes - 90%
According to JustWatch (https://www.justwatch.com/au/movie/rain-man) it's available to stream on Foxtel Go and something called Tubi, or can be rented through Google Play etc. Of course, you might have some alternatives on how to watch it (e.g. you already have it on DVD).
So it hasn't aged well, is what you're saying?2 actors at their peak, a well meaning, some what heart warming, popular movie of its time which painfully painted autistic people into a type cast for decades, that unfairly still continues to this day, 1/5.
You're right! I reported the listing on JustWatch so they will update with that info!It's on stan too. Some airlines could do with a nice bit of rainman style advertising right about now.
Due to some technical difficulties with resetting the poll (and also to give people a bit more time to get in the swing of things), the Week 1 movie & discussion will actually go for two weeks. I'll update the thread with the next movie's poll next Monday.So....is there a week 2? Doesn’t seem like too many watched Rain Man.
I don't agree with this. Metacritic gives low ratings to good movies, and Rotten Tomatoes have great movies smashed by the critics, and movies the critics loved but the fans hated.Sounds interesting
Perhaps 50+ critic score on Metacritic so we're not watching someone's favourite sh*t movie
It's on SBSondemand for free. Can watch in your internet browser or most smart tv's can access the app.Sorry about the delays with this thread. We had some technical difficulties and then I got put off a little bit by the lack of engagement. But I figure that everything takes a little while to get going, so I'm gonna continue on!
This week's movie is Chinatown (with 44% of the vote).
Directed by Roman Polanski (yikes), this 1974 film is about a private detective hired to expose an adulterer that gets swept up in a conspiracy of deceit, corruption and murder. I haven't ever seen it before, so am looking forward to it!
IMDB 8.2 / Metacritic 92 / Rotten Tomatoes 99%
I couldn't find it available on any (legal, wink wink) streaming services, but according to JustWatch, you can rent it on Google Play, Apple Movies, Microsoft and YouTube.
Voting for week 3 will open on Monday and the next movie will be decided on next Friday. So until then, let's watch and then discuss Chinatown.