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The votes are in ... Big Trouble in Little China beat out Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Among Thieves by a hair (1 vote it seems) (see voting post here).

IMDb | Wikipedia

Please treat this as Discussion Thread for the film over the next week or two ... or if you like, write up your own posts about it!

If you have any tips on where to get it, please feel free to share (I'll probably add them to the top post)

I've certainly never seen it and look forward to watching it!


EDIT: A live watch event might happen if it can get organised. Feel free to comment about that below or put your hand up to organise it if you're interested. We could watch it live together, or schedule a time and run a megathread here. Share your thoughts below.


Honourable Mentions

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

  • For being rather popular (came a close third in the voting).
  • It was my nomination as a nostalgia visit back to popcorn 90s AI action sci-fi, which my partner hasn't seen.
  • I'll probably watch it some time soon

Soylent Green

  • Also popular in the voting, and keeping up what might be a classic dystopian trend here

The Apartment (1960)

  • Easily the oldest film suggested this round! I've never seen it but it seems to be a classic and I really appreciate that someone nominated it (and it was popular in the voting too!)

And there were other films in the nominations too you might be interested in (see the voting post linked above) ... for me personally Underwater (2020) stood out as one I'd not heard of (despite being recent), and, as an Alien fan, I'll be more than happy to give it a watch.

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Summary:

A woman named Sam finds herself trapped in New York City during the early stages of an invasion by alien creatures with ultrasonic hearing

Director:

Michael Sarnoski

Writers:

Michael Sarnoski, John Krasinski, Bryan Woods

Cast:

  • Joseph Quinn as Eric
  • Lupita Nyong'o as Samira
  • Alex Wolff as Reuben
  • Djimon Hounsou as Henri
  • Thea Butler
  • Jennifer Woodward as Nurse

Rotten Tomatoes: 86%

Metacritic: 68

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Summary:

A man seeks to break free from his predetermined path, a cop questions his wife's demeanor after her return from a supposed drowning, and a woman searches for an extraordinary individual prophesied to become a renowned spiritual guide.

Director:

Yorgos Lanthimos

Writers:

Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou

Cast:

  • Emma Stone as Rita
  • Jesse Plemons as Robert
  • Willem Dafoe as Raymond
  • Margaret Qualley as Vivian
  • Hong Chau as Sarah
  • Tessa Bourgeois as Louise

Rotten Tomatoes: 74%

Metacritic: 65

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Fresh from their Cannes success with “Kinds of Kindness,” iconic director Yorgos Lanthimos and his totemic star Emma Stone are now busily filming “Bugonia,’ a sci-fi conspiracy movie that is a remake of South Korean film “Save the Green Planet.”

The film follows two conspiracy-obsessed young men who kidnap the high-powered CEO of a major company, convinced that she is an alien intent on destroying planet Earth. The adapted script is from “Succession” and “The Menu” writer Will Tracy.

While the new film’s co-producer and co-financier Korean conglomerate CJ ENM long ago put in place an IP strategy that involves the development of local and international remakes, the company believes it unlikely that a new “Save the Green Planet” would have taken off without the global expansion of “Hallyu,” or the Korean wave.

The original “Save the Green Planet,” with its elements of comedy and sadistic torture, was directed by Jang Joon-hwan and released in 2003. It stirred sharply mixed critical reactions and passed largely unnoticed at the box office but has retained cult status among Korean film aficionados.

“[It] works on a variety of levels, from gruesome slapstick comedy through social critique to genuinely chilling Grand Guignol,” said Variety’s review at the time, before critiquing an off-kilter final act.

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After landing the high-profile spec Apex earlier this year, the Netflix genre thriller has gained some serious momentum as Deadline is hearing that Charlize Theron is in final negotiations to star, with Baltasar Kormákur in final negotiations to direct.

Jeremy Robbins penned the script, which is described as Free Solo meets Silence of the Lambs and follows a rock climber who finds herself being hunted in the wild.

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Fans of Jérémy Clapin’s strange, haunting animated movie I Lost My Body (which is streaming on Netflix) may be surprised at the pivot he took with his second feature film, Meanwhile On Earth. This time, he’s working in live action, with a science fiction premise involving a secretive alien invasion. The first trailer for Meanwhile On Earth has arrived, and for fans of low-budget, character-driven sci-fi, it may look familiar: It feels like a blend of Jonathan Glazer’s striking 2013 Scarlett Johansson thriller Under the Skin and Mike Cahill’s dreamy, shocking 2011 drama Another Earth.

Trailer

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I loved the original series dammit! 😁

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Have you got any salt handy? You may want to take a pinch of it for this one. Following recent star turns in Top Gun: Maverick, Anyone But You, Richard Linklater's Hit Man, and buzzy summer disaster movie blockbuster Twisters, it would be fair to say that Glen Powell is very hot right now. But he could be about to get hotter — quite literally. In a recent interview with CNBC posted to the broadcaster's YouTube channel, Imagine Entertainment co-founder Brian Grazer said not once, but twice, that a remake of Ron Howard's 1991 firefighting classic Backdraft is in the works, with none other than Powell set to star.

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Now, as we say, some salt-pinching is required at this stage because neither Powell nor original Backdraft director Howard are on the record as saying this film is happening just yet. However, there is a somewhat compelling case to be made for it. Aside from the fact that Powell is proving quite the king when it comes to bringing his particular brand of throwback star power to legacy titles (see the aforementioned Top Gun: Maverick and Twisters), Howard has expressed an interest in revisiting the Kurt Russell and William Baldwin starrer not so long ago. "Backdraft would be really good [to adapt]," said Howard an interview with Entertainment Weekly last year, expressing an interest in a potential TV reworking of his film about two feuding siblings fighting fires in Chicago. "You could get the scope and the intensity that we had to do all in-camera — now we could do it efficiently and safely."

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Here’s word that Edgar Wright is about shoot his next film this fall, it’s a remake of “The Running Man,” based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. Of course, as with all big projects these days, Glen Powell is set to star as the lead.

Powell spoke to IndieWire about the upcoming production, which is set to take place in London, and he describes it as a “this massive movie”:

I’m going to be shooting “The Running Man” in the fall […] The world that Edgar’s developed on this thing is just outrageous. It’s so good. And really, we’re just both such big fans of the Stephen King book, and it’s going to be a great character. I’m so fired up about it.

Powell goes on to add that Wright is the one director he’s been dying to collaborate with. In 2008, right after moving to LA, he actually wrote a wish list of directors that he wanted to work with, and Wright’s name was right at the top of the list (“literally number one”).

I’m such an Edgar Wright man. And so, the fact that I get to work with him right now is just so damn cool.

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Wright is coming off the worst-reviewed film of his career: 2021’s “Last Night in Soho.” He still has his ardent fans who will go see whatever he does next, he’s built up this base of supporters with such films as “Baby Driver,” “The World’s End,” “Hot Fuzz,” “Scott Pilgrim vs The World” and “Shaun of the Dead.”

Wright has two other projects percolating in the works, including his "Baby Driver" sequel, a “Barbarella” remake starring Sydney Sweeney, but ‘Running Man’ is definitely next.

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Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired North American rights to “The Surfer,” a psychological thriller starring Nicolas Cage that premiered at Cannes Film Festival.

The movie will be released in theaters on a yet-to-be-determined date in 2025. Lorcan Finnegan directed “The Surfer,” a story about a man who returns to the idyllic beach of his childhood to surf with his son. But, according to the official logline, “he is humiliated by a group of powerful locals and drawn into a conflict that rises with the punishing heat of the summer and pushes him right to his breaking point.”

“Lorcan’s movie is a stunning visual experience with an incredible palette, coupled with Nicolas Cage at his absolute best,” said Lauren Bixby, Lionsgate’s senior VP of acquisitions and co-productions. “We could not be more proud to bring this film to theaters.”

Roadside Attractions co-presidents Eric d’Arbeloff and Howard Cohen believe the film “ranks among the greatest Nicolas Cage performances.”

Variety’s chief film critic Owen Gleiberman called “The Surfer” the kind of “trippy slapdash comic nightmare where the only way to watch it is to sit back and go with it,” adding that “Cage makes that easy to do.”

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It's fair to say no one goes to a Roland Emmerich movie expecting Shakespeare (except, you know, when he makes an actual movie about the dude). Ever since breaking through with the sci-fi action hit "Universal Soldier" in 1992, his name has been synonymous with switch-off-your-brain blockbuster entertainment. At his best ("Independence Day," "2012" and "White House Down"), he thrusts a colorful assortment of stars and character actors into a series of mayhem-laden set pieces with a gleeful shamelessness unseen since the heyday of Irwin Allen. He's well aware of his dialogue-writing shortcomings, and casts big personalities like Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Oliver Platt and so on to sell the heck out of his implausible exposition and shopworn banter.

Take "Stargate" for example. Emmerich and co-writer Dean Devlin's follow-up to "Universal Soldier" was an ambitious, big-budget attempt at an off-brand Indiana Jones adventure starring James Spader as a bookish Egyptologist who gets recruited by a hard-nosed U.S. Air Force colonel (Kurt Russell) to guide them through the titular portal and help them figure out if the alien civilization on the other side is a threat to humanity. It's a riff on the goofy aliens-built-the-pyramids theory, and Emmerich is a gifted-enough director to inspire genuine visual awe via his gee-whiz Spielbergian sensibilities and first-rate-for-the-era CG (some of which holds up pretty well 30 years later).

In a 2019 Variety article commemorating the 25th anniversary of the film's release, Dean Devlin recalled Spader repeatedly pushing back on the dialogue. Spader was at a critical juncture in his career. Despite critically acclaimed performances in "Sex, Lies, and Videotape," "Bad Influence" and "White Palace," he couldn't quite hit the A-list big time.

Russell, who by this point had seemingly made his peace with being a second-tier star, had no illusions about the film he was making. He was hired for his commanding screen presence (after turning the filmmakers down multiple times), and intended to deliver what Emmerich expected with nary a quibble. So when Spader's unhappiness got in the way of his job, he got in his co-star's face.

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They are:

  1. Face/Off (1997)
  2. Longlegs (2024)
  3. Mandy (2018)
  4. Vampire’s Kiss (1989)
  5. The Wicker Man (2006)
  6. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
  7. Wild at Heart (1990)
  8. Renfield (2023)
  9. Willy's Wonderland (2021)
  10. Raising Arizona (1987)
  11. Sympathy for the Devil (2023)
  12. Color Out of Space (2020)
  13. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)
  14. Adaptation (2002)
  15. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
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LEE tells the story of Lee Miller (Winslet), American photographer. Determined to document the truth of the Nazi regime, and in spite of the odds stacked against female correspondents, Lee captured some of the most important images of World War II, for which she paid an enormous personal price.

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