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14 minutes ago, dr lopez said:

he was good until scarface and then somehow he couldnt STOP YELLIINNNNGGGGG

 

that's pretty much my take. he was trying when he was younger and then got too confident. go full spaz and call it a scene. 

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this wasn't that bad, but not sure it was that great either. obviously sam mendes loved 'gravity' because he gives this similar treatment and wants you to hold your breathe the full duration of his film. problem is- when there's nothing happening, the main characters have these boring chats- then something happens and you're like "wait- what's happening now?" before there's another boring chat about to happen.

there's one scene where 'the main character' is walking around this bombed out city and that was just a mindblowing shot the entire scene. but besides that i'd say it was just a little above "okay" 

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7 hours ago, Squee said:

I like holding actors/actresses up against Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood because that is a fucking pinnacle of acting.

The only complaint I had with his performance in that was that he was so perfect that it made the rest of the cast look like amateurs. One thing I found noticeably distracting was that his accent and speech mannerisms matched the period perfectly, and everyone else sounded like it was 2007.

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2 hours ago, zero said:

The only complaint I had with his performance in that was that he was so perfect that it made the rest of the cast look like amateurs. One thing I found noticeably distracting was that his accent and speech mannerisms matched the period perfectly, and everyone else sounded like it was 2007.

Paul Dano was excellent as well!

14 minutes ago, Rubin Farr said:

I'm not sure that'll help that heaping pile of shit that was the theatrical cut.

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On 1/21/2020 at 1:58 PM, Rubin Farr said:

tried watching this and got to about 15min in before i turned it off. not my thing at all. i never really liked the shining that much but i did get through that. this just seemed to pander to that film

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(Hitchcock, ), loved it. One of the only movies i can think of with drama and comedy mixed perfectly

1971 ,  Andromeda Strain. A Feast for the eyes. Much like the first Alien in that way. con: there is a crying baby.

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23 hours ago, Nebraska said:

tried watching this and got to about 15min in before i turned it off. not my thing at all. i never really liked the shining that much but i did get through that. this just seemed to pander to that film

I was forcing myself to watch it, but after a full hour of dumb garbage I just couldn't take anymore.  77% fresh on Rotten tomatoes? Someone should be ashamed of themselves.

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On 1/16/2020 at 8:06 AM, Nebraska said:

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wow, this was incredibly entertaining. it switches from exploitation to stylistically artsy in the same scene making for some head-damagingly weird visuals. basically nami matsushima gets chucked into prison for the attempted murder of an ex-boyfriend; who just happened to be an undercover cop- who used to capture a yakuza clan. once inside prison though- she begins to coz havoc with the warring female gang groups before everything leads to an all out war betwix prison personnel and guards. and guess what's the root of all this debacle

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the 2nd part in this series, this is probably my favorite; a no holds barred epic assault on the senses. nami escapes from prison with a gang of 6 other inmates- then go on some kind of hallucinatory journey through the wilderness before the final showdown with the guards. it sounds simple- and has your obligatory "rape" scenes- but the photography mixed with comic book style visual edits and brain melting flashbacks/flash-forwards/screen tears and fantasy sequences really make this a fun and unique film.

p.s. this has one of the sexiest endings i've seen in an exploitation film

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things slow down a bit in the 3rd part as nami seeks refuge with a prostitute who's having an incestuous relationship with her mentally challenged brother. a thug recognizes her and threatens to give her up unless she becomes "his main woman" while the prostitute harboring her is shaken down by the local yakuza. meanwhile- there's a cop with one arm on her heels and another inmate with a score to settle. 

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there's a scene where a guy gets a kettle of scolding hot water thrown in his face and that's what it feels like watching these films one after the other

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On 1/23/2020 at 10:06 PM, Nebraska said:

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the 2nd part in this series, this is probably my favorite; a no holds barred epic assault on the senses. nami escapes from prison with a gang of 6 other inmates- then go on some kind of hallucinatory journey through the wilderness before the final showdown with the guards. it sounds simple- and has your obligatory "rape" scenes- but the photography mixed with comic book style visual edits and brain melting flashbacks/flash-forwards/screen tears and fantasy sequences really make this a fun and unique film.

p.s. this has one of the sexiest endings i've seen in an exploitation film

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things slow down a bit in the 3rd part as nami seeks refuge with a prostitute who's having an incestuous relationship with her mentally challenged brother. a thug recognizes her and threatens to give her up unless she becomes "his main woman" while the prostitute harboring her is shaken down by the local yakuza. meanwhile- there's a cop with one arm on her heels and another inmate with a score to settle. 

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there's a scene where a guy gets a kettle of scolding hot water thrown in his face and that's what it feels like watching these films one after the other

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last one in the series. this is a bit of a departure from the other 3 - including a different director. kinda picks off where the last one left things with nami on the run before she gets together with an ex-boyfriend and rekindles things. unfortunately, this guy is also wanted by the cops- and given the offer of nullifying his criminal history if he can give up his dame. 

meiko kaji said these films were grueling to film and was thankful to get them done- which of course sucked for mankind. 

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Juliet of the Spirits on the big screen this weekend. Add an edible. Felt enveloped by colour, so much detail, if you’re UK it seems to have a circulation of screenings going round, def worth treating yourself. The ending is a language all of its own.

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Finally watched the original Terminator today. Now I understand the references included in Terminator: Resistance. Hell, there's even a reference to the final showdown scene in Duke Nukem 3D. And even a weapon reference Resident Evil 4.

Might get to Judgement Day tomorrow. Can't believe I've been decades behind. Oh well. Better late then never.

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7 hours ago, ambergonk said:

Finally watched the original Terminator today. Now I understand the references included in Terminator: Resistance. Hell, there's even a reference to the final showdown scene in Duke Nukem 3D. And even a weapon reference Resident Evil 4.

Might get to Judgement Day tomorrow. Can't believe I've been decades behind. Oh well. Better late then never.

You’ve never seen T2? Is that even legal?

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