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Watched Once Upon a Time in Hollywood last night, really enjoyed it. It takes a while for any of it to make sense, lots of setup and you're wondering if there's going to be any payoff... I still really enjoyed just watching them wander around chewing the shit, going to the movies, making tv shows, etc. It was all really well shot, looked great, a very pleasant nostalgia binge for the most part, with the odd segment here and there to add a little tension (like shooting the pilot and the visit to the old sound stage). the ending was really great though, haven't laughed/enjoyed that level of graphic violence in a while, nice cathartic response to a shitty thing that happened. I also liked that it wasn't too Tarantino-y, dialog occasionally showed signs of his usual style, but it was more restrained and natural sounding for the most part.

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Watched The Irishman last night, I liked it. A bit clichéd perhaps, nothing we haven't seen before in terms of the story-telling, but it was very well done, acting from the main guys was excellent, got better as it went along, building up to a strong emotional impact by the end. The CG did take me out of it on more than a few occasions, but overall it wasn't too distracting (mostly it was just that scene at the grocers, and a few moments where there was a close-up on a static face, or some jerky old-man movement from the younger versions).

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incredible cinematography and music. story is a little shaky for me and takes some artistic liberties that go in a direction that ultimately splits the film into two different things. might work for some but didn't completely come together for me

seven FARC hostages out of ten

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9 hours ago, ManjuShri said:

 

Jesus fucking Christ, seeing the miniature photo, I thought the girl with the brown hair was that kid from Stranger Things who looks like a bird. That was quite the scare.


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8 hours ago, Squee said:

Jesus fucking Christ, seeing the miniature photo, I thought the girl with the brown hair was that kid from Stranger Things who looks like a bird. That was quite the scare.


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He's also the star of Ghostbusters Afterlife

 

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On 12/18/2019 at 12:59 PM, Rubin Farr said:

He's also the star of Ghostbusters Afterlife

 

He's really riding that 80's rehash wave.

We should be seeing a lot of retro 90's stuff in the 2020's, according to the 30 year cycle. 

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10 hours ago, Candiru said:

He's really riding that 80's rehash wave.

We should be seeing a lot of retro 90's stuff in the 2020's, according to the 30 year cycle. 

image.pngI Guees they were out the door too soon?

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On 12/18/2019 at 11:59 AM, Rubin Farr said:

He's also the star of Ghostbusters Afterlife

 

I'm actually really digging the new trailer. It seems like a really good idea to go the small town route. 80s nostalgia at it's finest I suppose.

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this was actually good. took a while to get going though, and not sure how i felt about gotham city which is basically full of assholes or winey people bitching that you're an asshole for complaining that everyone is an asshole. why anyone would want to be a super hero in such a place is beyond me so it makes joker (minus him showing off his ribs) understandable.

 

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. I was wedged between two of the fattest guys in the known universe, one of whom smelled like very old clothes and buttcrack sweat and was gently kneading his crotch during the movie. My left leg kept going numb because I could hardly move for two and a half hours, except when either of them chuckled, making my whole body chuckle with him. So I guess I'm looking forward to rewatching this in a less absurdly claustrophobic setting, but the movie was alright if a little jumbly. 

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On 12/5/2019 at 1:49 AM, rhmilo said:

So Parasite finally came out in cinemas in NL this week. Went to see it last night. Possibly Bong Joon Ho’s best film. Characters are varied and, for the most part, in depth enough, the story, of course, is glorious and  the typically Korean overacting is completely functional. It’s also funny except where it purposely is not.

It’s two hours and ten minutes and it doesn’t feel long at all.

What a fuckin ride that movie was hahaha. I'm glad I went into it with zero prior knowledge. It made for a proper rollercoaster of a film. 

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9 hours ago, iococoi said:

looking forward..DUNE in 70mm format on saturday..:catbed:

 

i remember someone casually lending this to me on DVD around 2012 when i was getting serious about films from acclaimed directors. to this day i am very, very glad i never bothered to watch it because it's the worst introduction to david lynch, who is one of the very best. the Twin Peaks pilot, Blue Velvet and Lost Highway are all spectacular entry points into his unique style. i have yet to get through more than 45mins or so of Dune but even the surreal puppetry/modelling of Eraserhead and its abstract approach to storytelling is somehow more likeable and natural than Dune. either lynch is out of his depth in this particular genre or there was just too much meddling and creative dissociation for any solid conception to come through, and it comes across as a cavalcade of sci fi tropes rather than something lynch wanted to make.

anyway if you've seen it before and you enjoy it, i hope you have a great time. i don't watch much sci fi tbh.

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