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1 hour ago, Spartan Girl said:

Pretty much every scene of Diana kicking ass in Wonder Woman.

What you said, but specifically the appropriately named 'No Man's Land' scene.

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I'm going to pick a non-fighting moment with Diana going off on the British generals, calling them cowards for sending men off to fight while sitting at desk and saying that real generals fight alongside their soldiers(she was definitely thinking of her aunt). That got a couple of claps at the screening I was at.

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The No Man's Land sequence was awesome, but even more stunning was when she unleashed her full wrath 

after the village was gassed and later when Steve sacrificed himself

. I swear, every time the drums and electric guitar started up, it got my blood pumping.

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Muriel's Wedding: 

Tania: Why don't you come have a drink with us?

Rhonda: You want to have a drink with me?

Tania: Well, yeah. We wouldn't want you to spend the entire holiday alone. It's not like in high school where you should feel you're not good enough to talk to us.

Rhonda: I don't.

Tania: If I feel you've changed, I'll tell you. I'm honest. Unlike some people, I tell it like it is.

Rhonda: The truth? I tell the truth too. Nicole's having an affair with Chook. Muriel saw them fucking in the laundry room on your wedding day. Stick your drink up your ass, Tania. I'd rather swallow razor blades than have a drink with you. Oh, by the way... I'm not alone. I'm with Muriel.

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I remember liking that movie when it came out, but by this point have retained very few specific details about it.  After that snippet of dialogue, I think I need to watch it again!

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Another other pretty Hell Yeah! noncombat moment in Wonder Woman was Diana asking Charlie who would sing to them if he didn't come. Gal Gadot just played the role with such... grace, that it was a delight to watch almost every moment she was onscreen.

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The big reveal at the end of "The Usual Suspects", when detective Dave Kujan realises who Keyser Soze is!

Lots of "WTFs!?" on my part - Just totally blew my mind when I first saw that film 4 or 5 years ago, still does now!

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46 minutes ago, Only Zola said:

The big reveal at the end of "The Usual Suspects", when detective Dave Kujan realises who Keyser Soze is!

Lots of "WTFs!?" on my part - Just totally blew my mind when I first saw that film 4 or 5 years ago, still does now!

The way Kevin. Spacey's gait slowly straightens out during the reveal...frickin brilliant 

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2 hours ago, spaceytraci1208 said:

The way Kevin. Spacey's gait slowly straightens out during the reveal...frickin brilliant 

It was amazing to watch unspoiled but the reason The Usual Suspects is one of my top 3 favorite movies is because,  even knowing the end, I still find the whole movie enjoyably  rewatchable.   

Like I will never get the same thrill watching that last scene as I did the first time but it still gives me a thrill.

That's not always the case with a twist ending.

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1 hour ago, Irlandesa said:

It was amazing to watch unspoiled but the reason The Usual Suspects is one of my top 3 favorite movies is because,  even knowing the end, I still find the whole movie enjoyably  rewatchable.   

Like I will never get the same thrill watching that last scene as I did the first time but it still gives me a thrill.

That's not always the case with a twist ending.

I never saw the twist ending coming, and because the entire story is so engrossing, with so many things going and people double-crossing each other, I never even considered what kind of ending to expect. But the moment when.....

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Kujan sits on his desk after getting what he wanted from Kint, drinking a mug of coffee and looking at his bulletin board and some of the pictures and headlines that Kint had subsequently used earlier as part of his elaborate but totally fake confession. And in his total bewilderment, drops his coffee mug, which shatters in half, with its base revealing the brand maker of "Kobayashi Porcelian".

That's when I went into a mind-spin to top all mind-spins; and I distinctly recall shouting at the TV : "Are you f**king kidding me!?" - not in disdain, but in pure unadulterated incredulity that I had been well and truly duped - just like Dave Kujan!

 

And as you say, it's a film you can watch and watch again, despite now knowing the ending. 

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9 hours ago, Only Zola said:

The big reveal at the end of "The Usual Suspects", when detective Dave Kujan realises who Keyser Soze is!

Lots of "WTFs!?" on my part - Just totally blew my mind when I first saw that film 4 or 5 years ago, still does now!

I like how you go back through the movie and say, "How is that possible? How could he have killed everybody if he was in (whatever place)?" Then it hits you, Verbal was the one telling the story. He is, quite possibly, the most unreliable narrator in the history of cinema.

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17 hours ago, Only Zola said:

The big reveal at the end of "The Usual Suspects", when detective Dave Kujan realises who Keyser Soze is!

"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled is convincing the world he doesn't exist."

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Through recommendation I finally got round to watching "Heat" (1995) last night.

Am not really a big fan of crime/thrillers, but  I was compelled to give the film a shot because I love the work of Al "Scent of a Woman" Pacino  and Robert "Taxi Driver" De Niro.

Much was said about the "coffee shop" scene between the two stars (apparently this was the first time the two icons had shared screen-time together); and I have to say a few tingles went up and down my spine when the scene did finally arrive and we see Pacino (good guy cop), talk casually with De Niro (bad guy crook).

Such a simple scene that would probably not register had it been lesser stars, but because it was Al and Bob, it demanded a huge deal of respect. And it delivered in spades. 

The film itself was just okay for me, although the ending was quite special too. But the coffee shop scene certainly lived up to expectations.

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From The Blues Brothers, here's Joliet Jake & Elwood's response to the members of the Illinois branch of the so-called "American Socialist White Peoples' Party," aka "ASSWPP (asswipe)":

The Blues Brothers Vs. "Illinois Nazis"

Next, from Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, here's Dr. Henry Jones Sr.'s reply to his Nazi captor about a diary in the former's possession:

Dr. Jones Sr. Vs A Nazi

  In light of the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va, I find these scenes even more "Hell, Yeah!" worthy than ever. 

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And don't forget Eli Roth gunning down Hitler in Inglourious Basterds. Nazis being taken out by a black man, a Jewish woman, and Jewish American soldiers.

Sweet.

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14 hours ago, Spartan Girl said:

And don't forget Eli Roth gunning down Hitler in Inglourious Basterds. Nazis being taken out by a black man, a Jewish woman, and Jewish American soldiers.

Sweet.

Yes, one could say there was violence from many sides.

I'm sorry, I don't know what came over me.

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17 hours ago, Spartan Girl said:

And don't forget Eli Roth gunning down Hitler in Inglourious Basterds. Nazis being taken out by a black man, a Jewish woman, and Jewish American soldiers.

Sweet.

I was just coming to post about Inglorious Basterds.  Sometimes Tarantino is too excessively violent for me, I still haven't brought myself to watch Django Unchained, but Inglorious Basterds is so fucking gratifying.

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Some of Django is difficult to watch, yes, but the performances are brilliant and some of the scenes are a wonderful combination of great acting and great writing.

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On 8/17/2017 at 0:33 PM, dusang said:

I was just coming to post about Inglorious Basterds.  Sometimes Tarantino is too excessively violent for me, I still haven't brought myself to watch Django Unchained, but Inglorious Basterds is so fucking gratifying.

Inglourious Basterds was awesome-and in light of recent events, therapeutic-especially the ending:

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when the sole surviving Basterds give Landa a nice "memento" on his forehead. 

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Rewatching it, and 42 is full of them.  Everything Jackie did and didn't do, everything Branch Rickey and Ralph Branca did, Pee Wee at Crosley,  and Durocher's quote that had to be cleaned up for the movie

"I don't care if he is yellow, or black or has stripes like a zebra. If Robinson can help us win and everything I have seen says he can, then he is going to play on this ball club. Like it, lump it, make your minds up to it because he's coming. And think about this when your heads hit the pillow tonight. He's only the first, boys. Only the first. There are more coming every day and they have got talent and they want to play. And they are gonna come scratching and diving so, I would forget your petition and worry about the field because unless you fellas pay a little more attention to your work, they're gonna run you right outta the ballpark!"

Yeah, it's cheating because it's real life, and you could just say the entire movie.

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From IT.

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"You punched me, made me walk through shitty water, dragged me through a crackhouse... and now I'm gonna have to kill this fucking clown!"

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First Wives Club is on Amazon Prime.  I hadn't seen it in forever and for as implausible as the whole premise is, the movie holds up surprisingly well and a lot of the humor still lands.  Practically the whole film could be one, big hell yeah moment but it especially pleases me to report that the final scene still makes me unabashedly happy.  

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The original "Alien"

I can't quite believe this film is almost 40 years old, and yet it still feels contemporary!

Anyway, many great scenes throughout the film, but the real highlight has to be the "chestbuster" scene on poor Kane!

Never saw that coming (and according to some claims neither were a lot of the on-set actors when the scene was filmed). A horrifying moment all round as the "baby alien" erupts from Kane's chest. Pretty decent sfx for the time but the shock value is brilliantly executed!

I would have included a clip here but I think it's a bit gruesome even by today's standards. 

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  That scene is more along the lines of "Disturbing Movie Moments" than "Hell, Yeah!"  However, the scene in the original Alien when Ripley blasts the alien out of the ship all by herself is definitely "Hell, Yeah!" worthy. 

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"The Gangs of New York"

I watched this with a few friends a couple of nights ago. Not really my cup of tea at all due to the explicit and never ending violence & death from start to finish. It had some interesting moments, but I doubt if I will be watching it again, except for the very last couple of minutes just before and during the final credits start to roll.

It shows a scene of a cemetery in 1860 looking out towards a very young New York city (there's a river in between, but not being American I really don't have much of a clue what it is called. East River, maybe?). Anyway, a track from the Irish rock band starts ("The Hands That Built America") and we begin to see a gradual time-shift of the same scene evolving through the 1920s (by which time we see the Brooklyn Bridge come into view); 1940s, 1950s, and the 1970s (and the Twin Towers); and then the credits start to roll.

It's a very ordinary scene to some, but it really had me transfixed, and the music fitted it perfectly. It just left a lump in my throat, and as I say I am not even American!

Lovely scene that will probably last longer in my memory than the film itself.

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I just saw 50 Shades Darker & it sucked only slightly less than the first because of the scene when Anastasia was sexually harassed by her boss & she responded by breaking his finger and kneeing him in the nuts. That I first saw it on the same week of the Harvey Weinstein scandal made it even better. 

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Clark defending a waitress who was groped by a drunk customer in Man of Steel.

And pretty much everything Diana/Wonder Woman in Justice League.  I don't know what I loved more, her thwarting the terrorist bombing or punching Bruce in the face for mentioning Steve Trevor.

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45 minutes ago, Spartan Girl said:

Clark defending a waitress who was groped by a drunk customer in Man of Steel.

Although the sentiment is laudable, I always hated this scene for casting a man half the size of Henry Cavill as the belligerent customer.  It was just ridiculous when he was getting into Clark's face, as though even a normal human man the size of Henry Cavill would have any reason to be intimidated by that dude.

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2 hours ago, Spartan Girl said:

 

And pretty much everything Diana/Wonder Woman in Justice League.  I don't know what I loved more, her thwarting the terrorist bombing or punching Bruce in the face for mentioning Steve Trevor.

Oh, I could have watched Diana punching Bruce on an endless loop. 

In fact, you know what would have improved Justice League immeasurably? Just 2 hours of everyone (namely Diana) beating Bruce up and lecturing him on what a short-sighted, narcissistic, cruel, insecure, shitty human being he is and how, yes, he is at least partly responsible for Superman's death. Maybe have Michael Keaton and Kevin Conroy as two randos joining in on the well-deserved beating.

 I hated Batman v. Superman, and I hate Ben Affleck's Batman, can you tell?

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39 minutes ago, Wiendish Fitch said:

I hated Batman v. Superman, and I hate Ben Affleck's Batman, can you tell?

You are my new BEST FRIEND. I was starting to feel alone in my Assfleck Fatman hate.

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31 minutes ago, GHScorpiosRule said:

You are my new BEST FRIEND. I was starting to feel alone in my Assfleck Fatman hate.

Ha! Yeah, Affleck was looking soft in the middle (all over, in fact). Just as well, more of him to hate, y'know?

 

Oh, and another great moment from Justice League:

 

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When a newly resurrected (and temporarily crazy) Superman corners Batman and, with a vengeful sneer, throws the infamous "Do you bleed?!" line back in his face. Dammit, Superman should have killed him right then and there after all the shit Batman put him through in the previous movie.

 

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Count me in the Batfleck hate group.

1 hour ago, Wiendish Fitch said:

Ha! Yeah, Affleck was looking soft in the middle (all over, in fact). Just as well, more of him to hate, y'know?

 

Oh, and another great moment from Justice League:

 

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When a newly resurrected (and temporarily crazy) Superman corners Batman and, with a vengeful sneer, throws the infamous "Do you bleed?!" line back in his face. Dammit, Superman should have killed him right then and there after all the shit Batman put him through in the previous movie.

 

Ooh yes, that was AWESOME.

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"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977)

I first saw the film roughly 10 years ago on DVD. A pretty awesome, intelligent sci-film film that still holds its own 40 years on from initial release. However, watching it on a relatively small screen (32" at the time) with a fairly basic sound system, didn't do the film justice. Fortunately my local cinema re-released the film just a week or so ago, and I decided to go. And what a difference!!

But my favourite jaw-dropping scene would have to be the first contact between the scientists and the mother-ship via music (especially that famous five-nite signature). Always sends shivers down my spine watching those magical scenes prior to the "aliens" appearing from their spacecraft. 

 

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The end of School Ties when Dylan gets expelled for cheating and trying to frame David. He tries to get one last dig at David by saying that everyone will forget about it while he'll still be a Jew.

David: "And you'll still be a prick." 

*mic drop*

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The Color Purple - Celie takes Mister's abuse for decades and finally confronts him about hiding Nettie's letters.  Then she curses him!  And it works!  "I curse you. Until you do right by me everything you think about is gonna crumble!"

In the Heat of the Night -

Chief Gillespie:  "Well, you're pretty sure of yourself, ain't you, Virgil? Virgil—that's a funny name for a n***** boy that comes from Philadelphia! What do they call you up there?"

Virgil: "They call me Mr. Tibbs!"

Aliens - I can remember being a kid in the movie theatre.  Ripley comes out in that cargo loader and tells the queen:  "Get away from her, you BITCH!"

The Princess Bride - We know Westley has been mostly dead all day.  Prince Humperdinck confronts Westley and Buttercup in her bedchamber.  Westley stands up with sword raised and says:  "Drop your sword".

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From The Last Jedi

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"Amazing, every word you just said is wrong.  The Rebellion is reborn today.  The war is just beginning.  And I will not be the last Jedi."

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"When We Were Kings"

My dad is a big fan of Muhammad Ali (unlike myself, who really doesn't like watching men knocking the crap out of each other). However, I watched this with him over Christmas - very much a documentary about a big boxing fight in 1974. I love Ali's personality, charm, charisma and humour. The boxing i really couldn't care much. But near the end of the film was this montage played against some remarkable music. It was great seeing Ali being influenced by the likes of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and giving some public resonance to the black power movement back in the 1960s and 70s.

Very inspirational & incredibly moving.

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In light of Uma's revelation about when Harvey Weinstein attacked her, I think this deserves a spot of the HY Moments.  Yes, I know this movie is hard to watch, knowing what we know now, but still...

 

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From Black Panther, 

 

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during the battle scene, when W'Kabi asked his girlfriend Okoye, if she would really kill him and she said, "For Wakanda-without question" & he gave up.

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On 11/20/2017 at 3:18 PM, Wiendish Fitch said:

 I hated Batman v. Superman, and I hate Ben Affleck's Batman, can you tell?

I hated Batman v Superman, mostly for turning the World's Greatest Detective into a delusional, unhinged nincompoop. I blame the writing for this, though, and not Affleck. Zack Snyder is terrible, and he doesn't understand either Batman or Superman.

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True, in that movie Affleck did the best job possible with what they gave to him (though I think his acting was phoned in throughout much of Justice League—you can see in the Sad Affleck interview clip the exact moment when he stopped caring about the role). Batman as a paranoid xenophobe who was pushing to create the worst-case scenario he was worried about was on the page before the actor ever read the script.

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