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I enjoy reading this thread and have a vague idea of what regular posters like and dislike. I can compare their tastes to my own and this has enabled me to watch decent films I may not have known about or otherwise seen. But Eugene shits on every film he's ever watched, it's utterly insane that he hasn't found a better use of his time.

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Killing of a Sacred Deer was just like Lorganassthermos doing a parody of Lorganasstits which is itself is a parody of Lorganautistictoast and falling out of his own ass. 

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Holy shit, The Blob from 1988 is amazing. And so is The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Auditor...

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Had a serious hankering to watch The Fisher King when I got home from someone's Birthday drink at 2am this morning. By the time it finished dloading I knew I wasn't gonna be conscious much longer so I watched it today over midday hungover breakfast.

 

Was amazed at how much of it I still have floating around in my brain as references. I just wasn't aware they were references to this film. I think I used to watch it repeatedly on video when I was a teen.

 

Pretty depressing film for Hollywood standards too. Though it's Gilliam so I dunno if that counts as Hollywood.

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I watched Heat yesterday.

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Holy shit, The Blob from 1988 is amazing. And so is The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Auditor...

One true and one false statement in so few words, well done!

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88 blob was a major film for me in my childhood along with attack of the killer tomatoes 

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The special effects are still great, particularly in that scene with the inappropriate touching in the car.

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Holy shit, The Blob from 1988 is amazing. And so is The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Auditor...

One true and one false statement in so few words, well done!

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star wars 8 - the whole rey and ren convo and her exploration of the asshole of the dark force was probably the most interesting and original thing in the whole star wars franchise. that sequence with the mirrors and shit and her suddenly switching to narrating her own experience as if in some kind of altered state but which turned out to be a dialogue with ren was unexpectedly brilliant, it was like some actual thought and inspiration was involved in that. besides that it's all complete tedium and checking the "things that have to be in the star wars film to optimize profits" checklist. it's like the only sensible tactic the resistance can come up with is suicide, so we get to experience pretty much 3 identical climaxes just with 3 different settings, and that's probably like half of the film alone. the awful cgi camel stampede, benicio del torro, laura dern, the ethnic diversity chick - all awful, miscast and pointless.

You knew you were going to hate it before you even pressed play, why did you bother? Did you sit there throughout trying to find what you could come on here and whine about? What kind of a prick are you?

 

although I generally don't share points of view as bitter as those shared by eugene, i gotta hand him this one, the movie rips almost everything from the 1st franchise, hardly bringing something new to the fans... rey's training was as much of a cliche as it was shallow, apart from the lynchian scenes that eugene already mentioned, actually borrowing a lot from one of the darkest scenes of the entire franchise, the one where luke's going into the cave and meet his father's "ghost"... the rest of the movie is just the usual mambo jumbo with trinkets like the kamikaze one which fail hard at delivering some sense of profoundness to the movie... the supreme villain death scene is handed so effortlessly that can be predicted from miles away... the humour stands out to the old movies i guess, but as it turns out, it was funny at the time just because we were young, nowadays it's just facepalmy... also some horrible cgi which makes you believe that the technology adopted in bringing such fx has not evolved at all since the 90's...

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Annihilation

 

I haven’t seen anything as visually stunning as this movie’s climax since the star gate sequence from 2001. Holy shit. Too bad the studio ripped it away from all international theaters except US and China. Very heady stuff, can’t stop thinking about it. 10/10

lol what? this movie was awful. bad cg, bad acting and totally incoherent non story

 

black panther was typical boring marvel stuff with bad african accents. 

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I'm a Mitch Hedberg fan.  Found this movie he directed on youtube.  Also a plus, Todd Barry, Marc Maron, and Dave Attell.

 

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annihilation was very enjoyable especially after reading the book

 

loved the chamber scene getting all reecey....10/10 soundtrack

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Annihilation

 

I haven’t seen anything as visually stunning as this movie’s climax since the star gate sequence from 2001. Holy shit. Too bad the studio ripped it away from all international theaters except US and China. Very heady stuff, can’t stop thinking about it. 10/10

lol what? this movie was awful. bad cg, bad acting and totally incoherent non story

 

black panther was typical boring marvel stuff with bad african accents.

If there was no story how could it be incoherent?

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Annihilation

 

I haven’t seen anything as visually stunning as this movie’s climax since the star gate sequence from 2001. Holy shit. Too bad the studio ripped it away from all international theaters except US and China. Very heady stuff, can’t stop thinking about it. 10/10

lol what? this movie was awful. bad cg, bad acting and totally incoherent non story

 

black panther was typical boring marvel stuff with bad african accents. 

 

Glad it wasn't just me re: Annihilation. First RLM had a positive review then I pop on here and two or three folks are just enamored with it (not saying those things are connected at all, just saying I'm hearing all this praise at once) and I thought it was pretty bad. I'll say I thought the story was coherent enough, just it wasn't very well put together...but I liked the book. Acting was mostly okay imo (except the younger physicist? she was bad, and JJL was kinda bad too). I blabbed on about it a few pages ago though so I'll shut up :)

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i don't care about story

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Annihilation

 

I haven’t seen anything as visually stunning as this movie’s climax since the star gate sequence from 2001. Holy shit. Too bad the studio ripped it away from all international theaters except US and China. Very heady stuff, can’t stop thinking about it. 10/10

lol what? this movie was awful. bad cg, bad acting and totally incoherent non story

 

black panther was typical boring marvel stuff with bad african accents.

If there was no story how could it be incoherent?

i googled a plot analysis after seeing it to see if anyone had any idea what was going on or if they just didn't finish making the movie. couldn't find anything coherent just a bunch of half baked theories of what people thought various things in the movie could've maybe meant maybe

 

checked rt and saw mostly positive reviews but of the negative ones i think this guy basically nailed it:

 

"Making movies steeped in vagueness these days is proving to be an excellent way to earn critical praise, but being artfully ambiguous strikes me as a way to cover for not being able to finish the job."

 

and it was a visual mess probably because it was done with no budget and tried to mask it with heavy handed soft focus and lens flare

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and it was a visual mess probably because it was done with no budget and tried to mask it with heavy handed soft focus and lens flare

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HAHAHAHA!

 

I thought it was beautifully made though. But I'm not quite sure I need to watch it again any time soon.

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i thought they did a good job with what they had. it would have worked better as a mini series adapting all three books. i don't think it was hard to understand at all, in fact it's significantly easier to comprehend than the book. i don't really understand this obsession with plot and story as the end all in movies. annihilation was more about instilling a sense of dread. if it didn't work for you that's fine, but it was far from awful. 

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i thought they did a good job with what they had. it would have worked better as a mini series adapting all three books. i don't think it was hard to understand at all, in fact it's significantly easier to comprehend than the book. i don't really understand this obsession with plot and story as the end all in movies. annihilation was more about instilling a sense of dread. if it didn't work for you that's fine, but it was far from awful.

Intelligent art is typically divisive

 

It’s like the Twin Peaks thread redux in here

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story is the most important thing for me. 


although il take a book over a film 19 times out of 20. still, story all the way.

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exactly, if you want a good story, read a book... it's not by chance that it's called moving pictures... hating movies because they don't have a story is the same as hating books because they don't have pictures...

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anyway i dont really enjoy horror films any more because they tend to trigger my anxiety, but im looking forward to checking out the book. i had noticed it in the bookshop but picked up something else instead. 

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not much of a story in the book either

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