What Movies Are You Watching? —2017—

Huh, am I that weird? Absolutely no contest for me - living room. Better popcorn, booze, no friggin’ cell phone screens surrounding me, no dumb ads at the start of the film, no line-ups, volume that I want, and bathroom breaks. Plus watching a movie is only two hours out of my day, rather than 5-6 hours (but that’s what happens when you live in Danshui).

Did you watch it?

Without spoiling anything, can anybody explain why Call Me By Your Name is so popular? It looks fairly generic so I think I’m missing something. I like a sappy movie as much as the next guy but it’s been years since one has lived up to the hype. I am going to watch it when I get the chance just because people really seem taken by it; I just can’t help but feel I’m going to be disappointed.

Not weird…you just live in Danshui.

The theater I frequent is also quite…dead. I went to watch Star Wars Ep8 after the opening weekend and a 250 seater had about 10 people in it.

I imagine it was quite different over at Vieshow, where you bump into all those annoyances you listed.

Cinema I go to is the same. $190 before midday and it’s always dead. Nice interior and they get all the new movies on day 1.

I will go to IMAX on occasion, but it’s normally not worth the headache.

Because while CMBYN has a good story, what sets it apart is how the story is told. The film feels organic and tactile, you feel things as Elio and Oliver feel them. That’s quite difficult to pull of.

It’s also quite the opposite of sappy. The film is tender, it’s vivid, but it’s not upfront or in your face. You don’t get bombarded by what the filmmakers think you should feel, instead it’s an emotional story you can explore. It’s a film that buzzes with desire, innocence, and maturity, and Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet bring them out well. Their chemistry is strong, natural and captivating.

The movie doesn’t patronize you, neither does it alienate you. Instead it feels like a rich memory that gives you room to conjure your own feelings. If you don’t like any sort of ambiguity, you’re not going to like this film.

Having said that, I think this may be the year when James Ivory (known more as a director) finally wins an Oscar for this screenplay.


That’s enough for me. I guess that’s the sort of thing you just can’t get from a trailer or promotional poster. I was going to check it out anyway but I’m more interested now. Thanks.

If I were American and living in one of the big cities, I would probably go to the cinema to see them, unfortunately I’m not.

And it was initially scheduled to be released in February. It was rescheduled to January and I learned that like two days ago.

I think major studios pour their budget to those awful sequels, spinoffs and reboots because most movie-goers are borderline braindead and they only watch blockbusters.

Besides, I never complain that the amount of quality dramas diminish year after year. I hate superhero movies and I hope they stop producing them altogether, but there are quite a few decent indie films pretty much every year.

Stop acting as if I was the only complainer here. This whole site is practically foreigners complaining about this and that in Taiwan.

I think @ranlee 's just saying people in general. So was I.

What does that have to do with this?


Hi everyone. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Does anyone know how to find an old movie " Gloomy Sunday"? I just can’t find it anywhere. Some websites show that they have it but they ask you to sign up and I am not up to it. So, anyone has a good idea how to find this movie? Thanks!!

IMDB says there are 4 movies with that name.

Gloomy Sunday (1999)
Gloomy Sunday (I) (2011)
Gloomy Sunday (2014) (Short)
Gloomy Sunday (II) (2011) (Short)

This one
gloomy sunday


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Wow!! Thank you

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I miss the people slurping paomien.

When I went to see Coco, a woman in our line took out and devoured an entire McMeal. That I thought was gone with the ages.

I saw Lady Bird last night and thought it was good. Really organic story and genuine portrayal from the cast.

I’ll close the thread off with a blockbuster montage Youtube clip from Screen Junkies.

New thread here:


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