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1 hour ago, dr lopez said:

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please elaborate Doc (I don't want to get into a online spat)

maybe I need to watch it again? (I don't think I could tbh) but that is my gut feeling. speaking to a few friends who are Tarantino fans also had the same opinion

I'm interested in why folks would think this is a great film, so feel free

 

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I smoked a lot of weed and watched Aquaman in 3D, I also laughed pretty hard. Best comedy. 

There's a scene where Aquaman and another atlantian is chugging along slowly in a tiny fishing boat for no apparent reason, while they're trying to locate something in the ocean. Most of the film is like this. I don't know man, I think it might be a very expensive joke/low key stoner comedy?

I smoked a lot of weed and watched Aquaman in 3D, I also laughed pretty hard. Best comedy. 

There's a scene where Aquaman and another atlantian is chugging along slowly in a tiny fishing boat for no apparent reason, while they're trying to locate something in the ocean. Most of the film is like this. I don't know man, I think it might be a very expensive joke/low key stoner comedy?

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Wait what?

 

Anyway, if you like Flash Gordon this is more of the same.

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2 hours ago, beer badger said:

please elaborate Doc (I don't want to get into a online spat)

maybe I need to watch it again? (I don't think I could tbh) but that is my gut feeling. speaking to a few friends who are Tarantino fans also had the same opinion

I'm interested in why folks would think this is a great film, so feel free

 

https://www.patreon.com/posts/b-e-e-podcast-in-29482590

 

that is bret easton ellis's pretty good summary of why the movie is great. I p much agree with him and he does a better job writing/speaking than i could

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That B.E.E review was really good and I want to see that movie again soon. 

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I’ll check it out later after work ?

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Saw the Doctor Sleep movie tonight. 
it was pretty good, but not great. It’s a testament to the strength of The Shining, more than anything else. The story was very different (I didn’t read the book), so it felt like a big departure. Having said that, it’s really interesting to revisit Danny as an adult, even in a limited context. 

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I ultimately enjoyed it, but I found the gaggle of shining vampire people a bit cheesy. I got over it after a while, but it just felt a bit like Anne Rice’s Queen of the Damned or something where the initial concept was successful because it was simple but the author felt compelled to make a big show out of it because... where do you go from there, right? Still, it was fun  

 

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So there's another Batman reboot coming out in 2021. Paul Dano is in talks to play the Riddler, and that would be some pretty decent casting actually. 

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2 hours ago, Candiru said:

So there's another Batman reboot coming out in 2021. Paul Dano is in talks to play the Riddler, and that would be some pretty decent casting actually. 

Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, Andy Serkis as Alfred, Colin Farrell is in talks to play The Penguin, and Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman. Also, Matt Reeves seems like a solid director so I'm pretty excited for it.

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Watched The Shining after having not seen it in a long while. Still great. 

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bbc repeated a Kubrick documentary recently that's fun without cracking the magic

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0278736/

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Dead Man Walking 9/10

Had the OST on cd since the first week of release (1995) but never watched the film until just now. I usually cant stand Sean Penn, I don't really watch many films and the one's I've seen him in I find him a bore. Sarandon is wonderful (I find her sexy even as a plain nun). Chilling but also warming because of Sarandon, it's a great film.

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this was a very interesting "fake" documentary that presents a decent argument for a possible alternative to federal prison which involves a trek through the desert to reach the american flag in 3 days while being pursued to law enforcement. this intercut with the 'criminals' in a kangaroo court in front of a committee that unfortunately gets a little repetitive and (imo) slows things down whenever things are getting interesting.

still- this was pretty brutal and amazingly well made. approved!

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2 minutes ago, Nebraska said:

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this was a very interesting "fake" documentary that presents a decent argument for a possible alternative to federal prison which involves a trek through the desert to reach the american flag in 3 days while being pursued to law enforcement. this intercut with the 'criminals' in a kangaroo court in front of a committee that unfortunately gets a little repetitive and (imo) slows things down whenever things are getting interesting.

still- this was pretty brutal and amazingly well made. approved!

Anything by Peter Watkins is worth a watch. His Edvard Munch biopic is one of the all-time greats. His documentary "The War Game" is the first time the BBC ever funded something and then refused to release it due to their fear it would cause a panic (this doc won several awards).

And then there's "Culloden"...which a certain xenophobic nationalist shithead on this very board tried to take my head off for commenting on once. Culloden is great, that shithead is not.

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^^ i have the war game and absolutely love it. i believe it influenced 'threads' which also influenced 'the day after' although those don't have the feel of having a documentary crew following the action as it unfolds. one that's possibly similar would be alternative 3 even though there is something about it that comes off more as a joke than a warning

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I just saw WOUNDS, fucked up awesome movie

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7 hours ago, Ivan Ooze said:

I just saw WOUNDS, fucked up awesome movie

The serbian one? Or the new 2019 horror one?

If any of you haven't seen in, I wholeheartedly recommend serbian WOUNDS. It is one of the better and funniest and most brutal films of the last 3 decades.

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Posting this before Rubin Farr does.

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this is a brutal piece of cinema. hadn't watched it since i was about 10 and back then it was too much to handle. not much has changed. lots of haunting images that get progressively worse as the story unfolds. 

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the speech by the german soldier about how he doesn't believe some races should exist-  comes off so powerful and ominous it almost seems like even the death of fascism doesn't nullify the ideology- like a box that was opened and now cannot be closed. and glasha's rape is one of the most powerful reminders of the after effects of this kind of tragedy i've ever seen.

 

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My girlfriend is away this week so I was planning on watching that one, don’t think she’d be able to handle it, although I doubt I will either.

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2 hours ago, Nebraska said:

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this is a brutal piece of cinema. hadn't watched it since i was about 10 and back then it was too much to handle. not much has changed. lots of haunting images that get progressively worse as the story unfolds. 

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the speech by the german soldier about how he doesn't believe some races should exist-  comes off so powerful and ominous it almost seems like even the death of fascism doesn't nullify the ideology- like a box that was opened and now cannot be closed. and glasha's rape is one of the most powerful reminders of the after effects of this kind of tragedy i've ever seen.

 

Damn, soviet era holocaust film. I need to see this. Can't find it anywhere. Other than really low res torrents

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3 hours ago, Nebraska said:

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this is a brutal piece of cinema. hadn't watched it since i was about 10 and back then it was too much to handle. not much has changed. lots of haunting images that get progressively worse as the story unfolds. 

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the speech by the german soldier about how he doesn't believe some races should exist-  comes off so powerful and ominous it almost seems like even the death of fascism doesn't nullify the ideology- like a box that was opened and now cannot be closed. and glasha's rape is one of the most powerful reminders of the after effects of this kind of tragedy i've ever seen.

 

A truly great movie. One of the best war movies of all time imo. 

 

@marf: look for "Idi i smotri"

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@Nebraska You saw Come and See at age 10? Very curious about background to that. My dad recommended A Clockwork Orange to me at age 11 and I remember thinking that was a bold recommendation after seeing it. Come and See at age 10 would have traumatized me for life!

So much fascinating backstory to that film. For instance:

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The swamp scene was not doctored in any way. It's been reported that Klimov knew that the leads would need therapy for years after its production.

As well, between this film and Throbbing Gristle, I've always found the sound of a phaser inherently macabre.

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8 minutes ago, Taupe Beats said:

@Nebraska You saw Come and See at age 10? Very curious about background to that. My dad recommended A Clockwork Orange to me at age 11 and I remember thinking that was a bold recommendation after seeing it. Come and See at age 10 would have traumatized me for life!

when i young, my family watched anything about WW2 or the munich massacre a lot (mainly escape from sobibor and 21 hrs in munich). my aunt at the time was living in rome italy and i'd visit her and my cousins a lot. my aunt never shielded myself or my cousins about anything. when i was there, i had brought up the scene (in escape from sobibor) where people are stripped naked and put in a big room and burned. the treatment of that scene in the film isn't graphic as this was a made-for-tv movie.

one of my cousins who was older said "you should watch this film. it's like that but worse" and held out this box cover. now what i thought she meant was that entire film is just scene after scene of people being burned (i didn't understand what a gas chamber was or have a concept of it) so i figured we should watch it.

because the film is in subtitles- we just forwarded to the "killing parts". what really stuck with me was florya's and the one german soldier making a weird face and laughing. the juxtaposition of a nazi laughing and florya's face is all i remember watching and we just stopped it because "it was too much". 

another film we 'watched' like that was the gestapo's last orgy. my cousin had said "this is really hard" which i understood as it shows EVERYTHING. in that film, there is a scene where a row of nazis are standing in the dark watching a slide show of a german mother and daughter tied together in a 69 and (supposedly) it was for so long they started to have oral sex. when the lights are turned on their is a row of naked women behind them and they are instructed to turn around and do as they wish to them as a reward for fighting in the war. 
we would only watch this scene as (again) we felt it was too graphic and scaring to see what could possibly come after that.

even though my aunt knew we watched them (the tapes always started after the gas chamber scenes) she never talked to us about it.

 

 

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