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On 10/27/2019 at 5:53 PM, Nebraska said:

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this is one of those john waters' films i'd watched only parts of. have to say, out of all his early films, this is probably the one i feel least showcases his style. most of it is a setup of what the story really is- then when things start to happen you realize it's almost a wrap. 

personally favorite waters film is 'desperate living'  which is quite an assault on the senses

 

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classic 'gross' horror film that outdoes itself with a cheesy concept taken that extra mile with lines like "after i take care of those slugs- what do you say you and i get naked and go crazy?"

you can't beat locking a baby in a refrigerator.

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This is one of those movies that haunted me as a kid. I probably first saw it when I was 9 and way too young to understand most of it, but some images from this film stuck in my head to this day. Watched it last night for the first time since then, and it's a pretty decent haunted house story.

 

 

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just slogged through “Us”
 

 hahahahaha what a total piece of shit!!!!! boring, bad acting, disaster of a plot, about as “deep” as a paper cut. So they represent the “have-nots” but they’re evil. So the moral of the story is fuck the poor marginalized people. What? Dumbest movie I’ve seen in a long time. I thought midsommar was overrated but that looks like genius level filmmaking in comparison to this garbage. I thought get out was cute but then horribly propped up by the woke echo chamber of libs as something “deeply vital” good to know peele doesn’t really have that much to say. Too bad because I think he’s a really funny guy. 

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On 10/24/2019 at 3:48 PM, Taupe Beats said:

One of the all-time great experimental short films was made entirely out of footage from The Entity

I got incredibly lucky and saw this for the first time in a theater back in '01-'02 (it was part of a full Tscherkassky retrospective, no less). Was the major catalyst for my interest in film.

i like it , cheers. quite uncomfortable, kinda like Entity from the Entities perspective. 

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On 10/29/2019 at 7:18 PM, Rubin Farr said:

My gf is all about Dia de los Muertos this week, so we watched Coco.  Very cute and amazingly colorful, especially in 4K HDR.

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One of the more tolerable Disney movies, indeed. The colorful dia de los muertes stuff *almost* make up for the shitty story.

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3 hours ago, rhmilo said:

One of the more tolerable Disney movies, indeed. The colorful dia de los muertes stuff *almost* make up for the shitty story.

The backgrounds were amazing and I love how they hid skulls in everything.

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Midsommar: Remember that episode of It's Always Sunny where they have a drunk dance-off all night and the last one standing wins? Well in Midsommar, the main character wins that contest so she is immediately welcomed into a weird cult and she gets to dump her boyfriend with the support of her cool hip new Euro-friends during a chill trip abroad. 

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Watched a bootleg, Italian dubbed, taped copy of Wrath of Kahn on a 13” TV/VCR combo in a bunker/bomb shelter with a veteran friend of mine who hasn’t seen the sun in four years. There are far better ways to see a film but then you won't hear the batshit theories about Chekov’s true lineage and ultimate destiny, like I did. I’d relay what I heard but it required a vow of secrecy and that extends online where I come from

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4 hours ago, Det Bluto said:

Watched a bootleg, Italian dubbed, taped copy of Wrath of Kahn on a 13” TV/VCR combo in a bunker/bomb shelter with a veteran friend of mine who hasn’t seen the sun in four years. There are far better ways to see a film but then you won't hear the batshit theories about Chekov’s true lineage and ultimate destiny, like I did. I’d relay what I heard but it required a vow of secrecy and that extends online where I come from

pics or gtfo

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Got to see The Irishman yesterday. 
If you are a big Scorsese fan, you should see it, for sure. Without going into too much detail, I’ll just say it’s long and slow. 
I can’t help but blame it on the fact that everyone is really old now. Still, I enjoyed it. I just wouldn’t put it near the top of my Scorsese list. Also, Harvey Keitel is criminally underused... along with every female actor in the movie. 

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9 hours ago, kichiguy said:

pics or gtfo

Only because a veteran who hasn’t seen daylight in years and the abode he resides in are amazingly agreeable photo subjects will I get said pics for you. Just a moment.

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21 hours ago, J3FF3R00 said:

Got to see The Irishman yesterday. 
If you are a big Scorsese fan, you should see it, for sure. Without going into too much detail, I’ll just say it’s long and slow. 
I can’t help but blame it on the fact that everyone is really old now. Still, I enjoyed it. I just wouldn’t put it near the top of my Scorsese list. Also, Harvey Keitel is criminally underused... along with every female actor in the movie. 

What about the visual effects of making them younger? Is it distracting? I've watched the trailer and while it looked 95% fine, those other 5% looked artificial as hell.

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13 hours ago, marf said:

I really did enjoy The King.

good to hear, gonna have to check it. David Michod made two gems with Animal Kingdom and The Rover. 

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4 hours ago, Dpek said:

What about the visual effects of making them younger? Is it distracting? I've watched the trailer and while it looked 95% fine, those other 5% looked artificial as hell.

Surprisingly, the vfx weren’t actually distracting. Very well done. The big issue was when the actors had to move quick or do something physical. In those cases, you’re watching the face of a 30/40-something on the body of a 70-something and it just feels off, because they’re more restricted in their movements and their posture.
I also feel that slowed the pace down, especially in the first half of the movie. Even if it was just by a little bit. Younger people just move and react quicker and the pace of the editing matches their natural body movements. I kept thinking that there were moments that just needed to move slightly faster and it kinda took me out of it. 

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didn't enjoy this. not sure what the director was going for - perhaps "everyone associates the balkans as a place where dodgy guys are involved in nefarious activities such as making snuff films and human trafficking" or maybe "the split of yogoslavia was basically the raping of a people similar to rape porn"? whatever the case, the film just wasn't well done- just constant jerking off (literarly the main guy is always wanking) or making a porn. then whatever happens at the end. then obvious finale scene that you can see a mile away. 

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this was a billion times better- so good in fact they released an edited cut with all the naughty bits removed. it has a made-for-television feel (especially from the opening scene- a trailer for the advertising firm owned by the protagonists father) to the "romance" story betwix the chauffeur and his boss. 

it's very playful and theatrical- with lots of people coming in and out; and how hot was lesllie bovee?

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magic mike - holds up, excellent for what is basically a meditation on the costal south, with tampa being its molten, shitty core. running every scene not in the club through a disgusting mustard filter works in this respect. channing is excellent as a "smart" bro, mcconaughey and mangiello also great. the love interest... has fetal alcohol syndrome?? anyway she's weird and almost doesn't know how to speak let alone act. doesn't really matter however. i also forgot this movie starts with a topless, pre-face work olivia munn. no complaints there, good lord she was hot before she had to become a beard for aaron rogers

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A Page of Madness rules

I went kinda nuts this weekend with the Criterion 50% off sale at Barnes and Noble. Upgraded a lot of my personal favorites. 

With that, gave a re-watch to Jeanne Dielman over the weekend. This may be the most technically perfect film I've ever seen. Between framing, pacing,  brilliant use of ellipsis, Delphine Seyrig.

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After seeing it the first time, I watched an interview with Akerman who explained that Dielman really starts to unravel because she has her first orgasm on the 2nd day. At the time this was quite a surprise to me. Upon 2nd viewing it made a bit more sense. After watching again last weekend, now it's painfully obvious and I was quite obtuse for not noticing.

With as much feminist theory as a straight white male can muster, the film is an amazing vision of someone who's humanity has been totally robbed of them to the point where she no longer feels comfortable in her routine of robotic service to her son (and clients), and esp. not when alien and formative human emotions/experiences come into play (arguably a sexual awakening).

I'll stop now but this is def. one of the greatest films I've ever seen, if not the greatest.

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Terminator Dark Fate - first, yes it's a big dumb action movie like the F&F franchise, but as a child of the 80s, still holds a nostalgic place in my heart.  This is a sequel to T2, so the last 3 movies are best forgotten.  Linda Hamilton is the reason to go see this, the FX are loud and visually overwhelming at times, but she holds it together.  Maybe the best acting she's done, the pain and weight on her face comes across as sincere, as well as her reaction to several game changing revelations.  Ahnold is Ahnold, old grey and still buff, but just as bad as ever at delivering dialogue, and some ludicrous character development on his part.  The cultural symbolism was clever, but not shoved down your throat like Battlestar Galactica was.  It was interesting to see, but flew way over the heads of the kids we took to see it.  Gabriel Luna is pretty relentless, shame Ghost Rider got canceled before even filming.  It looks to be a theatrical bomb, losing maybe hundreds of millions of $$$, so might be the last Terminator for a while, or ever.  Maybe they'll try a TV series again, mebbe not.

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On 10/9/2019 at 9:05 AM, Nebraska said:

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saw a couple of people yapping about how this was some kind of "underrated film" so i decided to check it out. it's basically a competently made b-movie without the sense of humor

i also love how in these kind of films (mainly mainstream)- whatever it is that everyone is trying to get away from has this maniacal need to kill them. not even for food.

four large man-maulers / ten

https://www.darkhorizons.com/tarantino-says-crawl-is-his-2019-fave/

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