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22 hours ago, milkface said:

Yeah it's decent. Don't really see it catching on worldwide though.

I can’t believe RL Stine wrote the story I thought he only did spooky stuffs

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McGregor could be a bad choice, cool that it’s a sequel to Kubrick as well as King though.

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Thnx for posting Rubin. Yeah, I don't know. Really loved the book, but not sure how well it would translate into a movie - could see McGregor doing a great job but fear the source material (even if updated for film) won't result in a good movie. 

Though, nice to see Stephen King getting a bit of a Renaissance in cinema (IT, Pet Sematary, etc.) . . maybe will actually get a good Dark Tower series someday (nice dream)

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Was Wendy Torrance in the book?  I know Shelly Duvall has had some hard times but it would be cool to see her for continuity.  Of course they're reaching hard for call backs it seems.

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Nah - very little in the way of any OG characters other than Danny, with the exception of a single scene with 

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Jack Torrance appearing as a Force Ghost

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You think I'm joking but I'm not 

 

Yeah, I mean, why wouldn't you reference a Kubrick film if you could. . . and the film could totally diverge from the written word too (so who knows!)

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I remember a lot of hate for the movie of 2010, trying to follow up Kubrick, but as an 80s kid I thought it was rad.

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I don’t expect much from this Dr Sleep film, but I did like Gerald’s Game from the same director. A rare Netflix original worth checking out. 

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2 hours ago, Crossword Enthusiast said:

I don’t expect much from this Dr Sleep film, but I did like Gerald’s Game from the same director. A rare Netflix original worth checking out. 

He also did Hush and The Haunting of Hill House TV show. 

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I've been wanting to watch some noir films and Netflix suggested Too Late. Some alright camera work but the dialogue is fucking atrocious. I'm 25 minutes in and I don't think I'm going to make it.

 

edit: I made it another 10 minutes. The next scene involved a woman with a shitty husband that starts changing clothes but the doorbell rings so she answers it naked from the waist down. The guy says he was in a car wreck and needs to use their phone (it's set in the 90s?) but they end up drinking and smoking weed. A few awful lines of pointless dialogue later and I was out.

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14 hours ago, Lada Laika said:

The Haunting of Hill House

Oh I liked that too. Hurray for this man

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this started out as you would imagine: an undercover cop masquerading as a would-be wrestler busts some dim-witted bimbos selling steroids. turns out the city is a-wash in all kinds of nefarious activity- the worst being a serial killer that holds auditions for a song and dance show only to kill his would be cast as they show him their talents. since we know our undercover officer can outsmart drug dealers- you know she's our girl. so far so good.

she then has to go to dance training and we're beset with goofy (unfunny) one-liners, ditszy "ahhhh shucks" girl-talk and horny producers trying to see whether these dames can pick up the complicated dance routines they're meant to mimic in order to pass as actual dancers. meanwhile- victims continue getting slashed.

more unnecessary dancing and various shots of the the sunset strip. if you're expecting entertainment of the b-type, this ain't it, although salute to cindy ferda aka americana from GLOW (here known as cindy maranne) and her absolutely amazing caboose that (for a while) kept my eyeballs entertained. 

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Watching Ben Affleck in the accountant last night and actually quite enjoyed it. Asgerger hit man nerd is good

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I saw the Solarbabies yesterday. It's a cool movie, magical distopic dreamy world, with dumb rollerblader teens and badly made attrezzo, hard to think it needed 25 million dollars budget of 1986

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I watched Dragged Across Concrete and it was pretty damn great. Craig Zahler is a wonderful director.

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2 hours ago, Milwaukeeeee said:

I saw the Solarbabies yesterday. It's a cool movie, magical distopic dreamy world, with dumb rollerblader teens and badly made attrezzo, hard to think it needed 25 million dollars budget of 1986

Try watching Prayer of the Roller Boys.  Oof.

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Bohemian Rhapsody - really enjoyed this, I missed Live Aid as a kid, but very touching tribute to Freddie Mercury.

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Was on a 5 hour flight and took advantage of the oxygen deprivation and watched Glass. Total mess of a film and would not recommend. It felt like watching James mcavoys acting reel poorly glued together. The M Night twist wasnt really a twist , more like another small kink

 

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On 6/16/2019 at 4:33 PM, Rubin Farr said:

Try watching Prayer of the Roller Boys.  Oof.

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lol wtf

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holy shit this was terrible. can't believe it took 29 years to make. really not even sure what to make of it. seems like a cluster-fuck of ideas, genres and half witted jokes wrapped around a sort-of self reflexive story about a filmmaker trying to make a film about don quixote. 

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On 6/16/2019 at 10:13 PM, Rubin Farr said:

Bohemian Rhapsody - really enjoyed this, I missed Live Aid as a kid, but very touching tribute to Freddie Mercury.

 

Looks really good

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it won the Oscar for best editing. Let that sink in

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5 hours ago, dr lopez said:

it won the Oscar for best editing. Let that sink in

Because they edited out any biographical details that wouldn't have fit the TV-movie, QUEEN, the Brand™ box?

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I watched Shin Godzilla again. It's great and insane.I hope they make another one soon.

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Interesting viewing weekend. 

Went to the theater and saw the new 4k restoration of Nina Menkes's "Queen of Diamonds". Some of the best sound design I've ever heard in a film. Reminded me quite a bit of Eraserhead where there were constant drones  (things like Air Conditioners, engines, wind, etc.) that would add a palpable feeling of claustrophobia. Along with that, the imagery was striking and set in long takes. If you let yourself immerse in what you were seeing, it became quite hypnotic. Highly recommend this film for the more adventurous.

Sunday night, against my own sanity, I decided to put my soul to the test and rewatch "4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days". Spoiler alert for those who have only seen it once, it doesn't get any easier. Mungiu films are wonderful for how they play against a viewers sympathies/logic, by suppressing the environment that you're witnessing, but then suddenly pulling the perspective out wider and you realize that there's not as much subjectivity in judging the actions of the characters as you may want. His film "Beyond the Hills" is esp. brilliant for this.

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