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19 hours ago, hello spiral said:

lol hereditary is great and I think you broke your brain with too many trashy movies. I'm stoked for Midsommar.

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Quatermass and the Pit

Nice and meaty sci-fi, practical effects could have been a lil' better but happy to go along with the fun, the story is engaging enough for you not to care so much and experience it like a stage play

Good stuff!

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Surprisingly entertaining low-budget horror/time-loop found footage-y flick (I'm not spoiling things for you by writing that btw - you'll know something is up, but not how, 10 minutes in). Two bro-dude youtubers who have a paranormal show go to investigate a haunted location and weird shit happens. 

What makes this unique is the near constant self-narration/banter between the two leads which is friggin' ridiculous. You absolutely buy that these guys are total asshats which makes it all the more interesting that they wrote, directed, and shot this piece (which does some legitimately interesting things with the genre, particularly towards the end. Some things one might even call "cerebral"). It takes smart to play dumb. 

Probably best to go in expecting very little and be pleasantly surprised. I legit lol'd multiple times throughout this, which I did NOT expect from what I would typically call a "Shitty Sunday Matinee Feature." 

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17 hours ago, TRiP said:

 

Quatermass and the Pit

Nice and meaty sci-fi, practical effects could have been a lil' better but happy to go along with the fun, the story is engaging enough for you not to care so much and experience it like a stage play

Good stuff!

Surreal synchronicity, watched this last night after trying to sort out my old man's dvd collection, easy enough when half of it is/was steam engine docs.

It def stands the test of time, remember seeing it as a teenager & it seeming very much akin to clunky early Dr Who styles, but it's grown on me over the years. Using the London Underground as a descent into sketchiness, avoiding certain Hammer-ish gore techniques so it can be funny how age affects perspective like that.

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into the spider-verse

this was entertaining. story and characters not as charming as the marvel spidermans but wow I was really impressed with the animation. very imaginative. felt like I was watching something "new" in a sense - trying to take 3D animation in a direction beyond the pixar style which is so stale at this point. for that i applaud them because it really worked. some funny bits too (like the fat, loser divorced spiderman being jewish lmao) although jon mulaney was, as usual, not funny. watched on 4K UHD bluray on my OLED and was blown away. recommended !

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On 8/23/2017 at 12:24 PM, zaphod said:

finally watched neil breen's double down. a modern masterpiece.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ44FLJA4Js

 

Watched recently. It's beautiful. Has a strong Tomorrow's Harvest vibe to it. Actually shot on film and it has that perfect grainy aesthetic. The heavy use of stock footage adds to the flavour.

Neil gets more and more sunburnt as the film progresses, so the scenes must've been shot in sequence?  

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Phantom Thread
excellent performance of everyone, but skillfully crafted anticipation led up to a disappointing end.
maybe I just have an aversion to mentally sick personalities/10

Take Care of Your Scarf Tatiana
very minimalist, almost boring at moments, very funny, cool music
driving into a coffee shop/10

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On 6/30/2019 at 5:16 PM, hello spiral said:

lol hereditary is great and I think you broke your brain with too many trashy movies.

Hereditary was an awesome movie.

 

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I loved Midsommar. The music, The Haxan Cloak! The shot composition. The immersive qualities. The emulation of hallucinatory states of mind. The acting. The set design. The portrayal of shitty Americans being shitty. What's not to love? Best film of the year, by far. 

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Saw Spiderman Far From Home last night.

It wasn't bad, it wasn't good either.  I liked the last one with this actor Homecoming I think it was called. The humor in this is forced, I feel like ever since Ragnorok every one of these movies the writers / producers think there has to be slapstick humor every 4 minutes.   If it works it works, if it doesn't it's quite annoying and arduous.

 

Other than that the popcorn was great and the icee machine was a fill it up yourself so I think I had 8 large blue icees.  

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On 7/3/2019 at 12:55 PM, cwmbrancity said:

Surreal synchronicity, watched this last night after trying to sort out my old man's dvd collection, easy enough when half of it is/was steam engine docs.

It def stands the test of time, remember seeing it as a teenager & it seeming very much akin to clunky early Dr Who styles, but it's grown on me over the years. Using the London Underground as a descent into sketchiness, avoiding certain Hammer-ish gore techniques so it can be funny how age affects perspective like that.

Nice!

Defo gave me an appetite to explore more Hammers, dont think i've ever delved in too deep!

 

 

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6 hours ago, lyst said:

Saw Spiderman Far From Home last night.

It wasn't bad, it wasn't good either.  I liked the last one with this actor Homecoming I think it was called. The humor in this is forced, I feel like ever since Ragnorok every one of these movies the writers / producers think there has to be slapstick humor every 4 minutes.   If it works it works, if it doesn't it's quite annoying and arduous.

 

Other than that the popcorn was great and the icee machine was a fill it up yourself so I think I had 8 large blue icees.  

I liked it, got some European Vacation vibes from it, similar to the John Hughes elements from Homecoming.  Gyllenhaal stole the show, I bet he gets a spinoff.

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On 7/3/2019 at 11:41 AM, dr lopez said:

into the spider-verse

this was entertaining. story and characters not as charming as the marvel spidermans but wow I was really impressed with the animation. very imaginative. felt like I was watching something "new" in a sense - trying to take 3D animation in a direction beyond the pixar style which is so stale at this point. for that i applaud them because it really worked. some funny bits too (like the fat, loser divorced spiderman being jewish lmao) although jon mulaney was, as usual, not funny. watched on 4K UHD bluray on my OLED and was blown away. recommended !

one of the most creative movies I’ve seen in a long time. Absolutely a good flick

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went n saw the new Spiderman with the fam, had low expectations but was underwhelmed.

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yeah i had a great time in the theater because i was drunk, but then at home i sobered up and thought it was average to below average

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I usually go to movies now when I'm hungover as shit.  So pretty hard to please and cynical.   Actually walked out of the last Avengers because the first hour and a half annoyed the shit out of me.  Super fake and forced emotional wah wah shit

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So how good was Midsommar for those that have seen it? Heard mixed reactions. People saying it's a slow burner and either liking or disliking it because of that. I've listened to the OST before I've even seen the movie and it's really good.
 

On 7/11/2019 at 9:36 AM, dr lopez said:

yeah i had a great time in the theater because i was drunk, but then at home i sobered up and thought it was average to below average

I liked it more than the Homecoming one. Not as good as the multiverse animated one. Though probably the best live action spiderman since spiderman 2. The first "twist" scene was sweet. It's probably more effective if you don't know about Mysterio, which I didn't. An interesting choice of villain for sure.

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On 7/10/2019 at 11:46 PM, Brisbot said:

 

That is pretty friggin' impressive. . . whoever this guy is he is highly talented (most deepfakes still have a high uncanney valley aspect, particularly in profile views). Also, apparently an Aphex fan:

 

 

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12 minutes ago, T3551ER said:

That is pretty friggin' impressive. . . whoever this guy is he is highly talented (most deepfakes still have a high uncanney valley aspect, particularly in profile views). Also, apparently an Aphex fan:

 

 

I think the technology is impressive. I'm not sure how much effort goes into actually doing them though. He seems to be able to churn these out in a day or two and gets millions of views for it and probably a nice wad of $$$. Might be a good time to jump on the bandwagon since deep fakes seem easyish to make and will probably be popular for a long while.

And the soul catcher video is cool. It looks like you can just get a ton of photos/video of one person, then apply them to multiple scenes fairly quickly. Seems a safe bet to do Jim Carrey since he has a pretty expressive face.

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Just now, Brisbot said:

I think the technology is impressive. I'm not sure how much effort goes into actually doing them though. He seems to be able to churn these out in a day or two and gets millions of views for it and probably a nice wad of $$$. Might be a good time to jump on the bandwagon since deep fakes seem easyish to make and will probably be popular for a long while.

Yah, interesting. Suspect you'd have to have a pretty serious rig to knock something like this out. . . if it's just the tech/software, it's come a long way in a pretty short amount of time. . . nuts. . .

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5 minutes ago, T3551ER said:

Yah, interesting. Suspect you'd have to have a pretty serious rig to knock something like this out. . . if it's just the tech/software, it's come a long way in a pretty short amount of time. . . nuts. . .

Yeah. I really do wonder if we will see actors who have passed away "come back" to star in lead roles in future movies or if audiences will find it disrespectful in some way. It will be doubly mindblowing when they can replicate voices as well as the deepfakes map faces. Well actually I think they're already close to it. Not quite to the level of deepfakes but in a decade we'll have so many fake things people won't be able to trust any media.

 Lol I bet I'll be able to have a ai 'lead singer' for making electronic music. I will be able to use Thom Yorke's vocals in my music. Or anyone really.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Brisbot said:

Yeah. I really do wonder if we will see actors who have passed away "come back" to star in lead roles in future movies or if audiences will find it disrespectful in some way. It will be doubly mindblowing when they can replicate voices as well as the deepfakes map faces. Well actually I think they're already close to it. Not quite to the level of deepfakes but in a decade we'll have so many fake things people won't be able to trust any media.

 Lol I bet I'll be able to have a ai 'lead singer' for making electronic music. I will be able to use Thom Yorke's vocals in my music. Or anyone really.

 

 

That's crazy. There was some guy (will see if I can find it) who did a demo where he had cloned Michael Jackson's voice, and was able to pretty much pitch perfect make it say anything. What was crazy was, it was being done essentially realtime. So, he would have someone talking and the software almost immediately could recognize/"translate" it. . . then it sort of disappeared off the face of the earth, all the dude's pages went dormant, etc. 

lol christ it would be amazeballs to have a TY in a box - also seriously a bit terrifying that we are approaching an age were you REALLY can't trust what you see/hear . . . 

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30 minutes ago, T3551ER said:

That's crazy. There was some guy (will see if I can find it) who did a demo where he had cloned Michael Jackson's voice, and was able to pretty much pitch perfect make it say anything. What was crazy was, it was being done essentially realtime. So, he would have someone talking and the software almost immediately could recognize/"translate" it. . . then it sort of disappeared off the face of the earth, all the dude's pages went dormant, etc. 

lol christ it would be amazeballs to have a TY in a box - also seriously a bit terrifying that we are approaching an age were you REALLY can't trust what you see/hear . . . 

ya plz try to find it since I'm interested in the technology.

I do think that for a while it'll be possible to tell when something is a deep fake or an audio fake due to 'inconsistencies and consistencies'. Like with that Jim Carrey Deep Fake, it looks great, but if you scrutinize, Jim has a different skin tone and type. And with audio, depending on the 'sample size' they're using, you should be able to find replicated bits. IT actually might be straightforward to detect audio fakes for a long time. Joe Rogan has done a million podcasts so there's tons to sample from him. And having a lead single in a box might be a while further off since there would have to be a way to isolate the vocals, and there would have to be many examples of it with consistent audio quality, etc etc.

On a semi related note I can't wait until they can 100% replicate instruments digitally. Imagine having a "synth piano" where you were able to change any parameter of a 'synthetic acoustic instrument' like the size of individual strings, or material of the string, how heavy the keys are, etc. and it sound as if it were like it's acoustic counterpart. Or being able to piece together made up or physically impossible  acoustic instruments that wouldn't be say cheap to create IRL. Or practical. Like a massive piano the size of a building or something. Kinda sounds silly.

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