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New Sukhumvit Theater Wants To Show Thai Movies Don't Suck

By Chayanit Itthipongmaetee, Staff Reporter

 

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‘Agrarian Utopia’

 

BANGKOK — Think all Thai movies are big studio teen ghost comedies? Step into a new building near BTS Phrom Pong later this month and get engrossed in gripping true stories and out-there alternative cinema that can’t be found in any “major” cinemas.

 

After many months of preparation, Cinema Oasis will soon open to the public with six remarkable and unconventional domestic films. On opening weekend, see true stories of a family forced from their land to make way for a dam, and a teacher kidnapped and beaten to death.

 

Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/life/entertainment/2018/03/05/new-sukhumvit-theater-wants-show-thai-movies-dont-suck/

 
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Sounds good, i normally have an extremely poor opinion of thai movies and TV sitcoms. 

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headline should read ''some thai movies'',i have seen some very good thai films,unfortunatley the genre is normally ghost and spirits,but they seem to have nailed that, the same with music, Thailand has great talent,unfortunatley I feel the thai langauge really limit the artists abilty to express themselves and rhym, as most thai words of feeling end with ''jai'' ,the lyrics are so so repititious..but do not watch ''Thailands next top chef''..,how many ways can you cretique ''pad thai''??...

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The "Ong Bak" Thai warrior movies are pretty good actually.  The first one filmed in 2003 is a bit raw, but the 2nd one in 2008 and 3rd in 2010 were quite good.  

And 2008 "Somtum" was alright.

 

Other than those movies, there hasn't been any other ones that I could pay attention to or even consider watching.

 

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I suppose that is going to be the hardest acheivement of the year medal.

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I watched a few genres when I first moved here. They often left me very confused. They were all over the place and don’t get me started on the comedy. 

 

In one comedy I watched here a man who seemed to be mentally challenged said he was going to the toilet to eat. His friend informed him that the toilet is where you go to make number 2s. Not where you go to eat. Audience in the cinema were in stitches. I put it down to being lost in translation. Having lived here a few years now I think that was the joke. 

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10 hours ago, survivalblue said:

The "Ong Bak" Thai warrior movies are pretty good actually.  The first one filmed in 2003 is a bit raw, but the 2nd one in 2008 and 3rd in 2010 were quite good.  

And 2008 "Somtum" was alright.

 

Other than those movies, there hasn't been any other ones that I could pay attention to or even consider watching.

 

 

Well, there were a few horror movies made by 2 Thai guys in around 2005 Shutter and Alone which were quite good. Shutter got a USA remake which was quite horrible.

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Over the years I have seen many excellent Thai films that had no ghosts whatsoever.

However, being Asian films, in the end real life eventuates, sadly, not Hollywood happy endings.

 

Worst 2 films made in Thailand that I've seen were the atrocious "Bangkok Dangerous" with Nicholas Cage and the abominable "The Hangover" Pt 2.

 

Going back a ways, Bruce Lee had one or more movies set in LOS.

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5 hours ago, rkidlad said:

I watched a few genres when I first moved here. They often left me very confused. They were all over the place and don’t get me started on the comedy. 

 

In one comedy I watched here a man who seemed to be mentally challenged said he was going to the toilet to eat. His friend informed him that the toilet is where you go to make number 2s. Not where you go to eat. Audience in the cinema were in stitches. I put it down to being lost in translation. Having lived here a few years now I think that was the joke. 

We farangs will never understand Thai humour, just as I never had a Thai GF that understood western humour.

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6 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

We farangs will never understand Thai humour, just as I never had a Thai GF that understood western humour.

I understand slapstick. 

 

My missus understands Western humour. She likes both. 

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I thought
Yeam (or hey) Yasathorn
and Monruk transistor where good.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0817940/

The Legend of King Naresuan Pt.1

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0975744/?ref_=tt_rec_tti

The Legend of King Naresuan Pt.2

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1878964/?ref_=tt_rec_tti

The Legend of King Naresuan Pt.3

 

there are 3 more parts , but the first 3 installments are very good.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290879/?ref_=tt_rec_tti

Legend of Suriyothai

Francis Ford Coppola  was one of the executive producers

 

my favorite Thai historical movie thus far.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0217680/?ref_=tt_rec_tt

Nang Nak

 

considered the first great Thai movie for Western audiences.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368909/

 

Ong Bak

 

the best martial arts movie in a long time. brought Muay Thai to mainstream audiences.

the 2  sequels wasn't bad. Part 2 was better than Part 3 IMO.

 

 

 

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