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I've also seen the first two, but the only thing I remember is a fantastic church massacre. I guess they're forgettable fun.

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Need to get back into watching films, but I’m desperately out of the loop. I might start a thread about it this afternoon, for resource purposes, because I haven’t got a clue where to start. I could go through this thread but would prefer something that just hits the bullseye 🎯 

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i'd never heard about this guy, but i doubt i'll now ever forget him. this is the guy that crossed the arctic alone. actually, with his dogs. he did so with a tent, supplies, a rifle, an ice axe and two radios. a few days into this, a polar bear attacked him. he lost all his food, tent and supplies so he radioed for an airdrop. that would take a few days. the next day the polar bear returned. 

you know how in action films there's always a scene where someone is running and the ground is disintegrating behind him? that happened to this guy. except he was on a sledge his dogs were pulling. half of them died. he rescued the others and floated on a sheet of ice until he found a bridge (made of ice) to escape. 

next level badass out of ten

 

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On 2/12/2022 at 12:34 AM, Rubin Farr said:

This was all over the place, more serious in tone than the other Kingsmen films, but not as consistent, and bloated in length. It goes from zany, to extremely cringey, to morose, then back to zany action. Rasputin was the highlight really.

 

I don't remember much from this movie other than thinking damn, Rasputin is one bad danceslapping motherfucker!

The

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son dying in war

was so superfluous though, felt like they're just doing a trope.

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15 hours ago, Nebraska said:

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this was interesting. it's a film that plays like it was written (and directed) by people that are unfamiliar with modern society and storytelling for an audience that's extremely juvenile. 

approved for phoebe cates alone

She used to be a real looker

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loved this film much more than this one, although this one is more of a manifesto than an actual film. sweetback is more of a hero for the disenfranchised minority (the film credits 'the black community' as being the stars). you literally watch sweetback grow up from adolescence to manhood as he lays some pipe to a prostitute before graduating to an modern day urban cowboy. the rest of the 'film' is sweetback's various encounters with prostitutes, hell's angels, hustlers and the fuzz- all while he drops some street knowledge and recounts (or hears?) various warnings, philosophies and commentaries about navigating the fast life on the run

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this was brilliant. the story is rather silly and convoluted but the execution reminded me of what would happen if roman polanski had made a softcore sci-fi b-movie (a rarity for nikkatsu). the first half of the film is dedicated to establishing the genophobic dreams of what-we-assume is our protagonist before delving into something more akin to matthew stokoe or chip delany (that's the beast afternoon part of the title)

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Licorice Pizza
Fucking loved it. Nobody makes movies about nothing like PTA. 
muah!!!
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I thought it was incredible

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13 hours ago, Squee said:

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Fucking loved it. Nobody makes movies about nothing like PTA. 

muah!!!

It sure is a whole a lot about nothing
I think it was somewhere in the middle of the movie when I began questioning what am I watching exactly, and the slight disappointment even got me bored for a moment
But in the end it all started to make sense-
It's actually not a movie about nothing
typical PTA

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On 2/19/2022 at 1:34 AM, Squee said:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 2022

A gory mess. I loved it.
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I’m surprised this is the first that I’m hearing about a new TCM. I’m a superfan of the original and have been suckered into quite a few terrible reboots. However, I just watched the trailer and I may just risk it. I’m into the idea that Sally is back, even though Marilyn Burns is no longer with us. 

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8 hours ago, J3FF3R00 said:

I’m surprised this is the first that I’m hearing about a new TCM. I’m a superfan of the original and have been suckered into quite a few terrible reboots. However, I just watched the trailer and I may just risk it. I’m into the idea that Sally is back, even though Marilyn Burns is no longer with us. 

Oh, it is by no means a good movie. But it's a gorefest the way you don't see any longer. I'm also a bit of a fan of the Evil Dead remake by Fede Alvarez. I know it's not a good movie and it's far from better than the original movie, but the gore is straight out of the 80s ala if Paul Verhoeven had ever made a horror movie.

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6 hours ago, Squee said:

Oh, it is by no means a good movie. But it's a gorefest the way you don't see any longer. I'm also a bit of a fan of the Evil Dead remake by Fede Alvarez. I know it's not a good movie and it's far from better than the original movie, but the gore is straight out of the 80s ala if Paul Verhoeven had ever made a horror movie.

 I ended up watching the TCM 2022 last night (and convinced the wife to join, which was kind of a big deal). Agreed. Not a good movie, but only because it sets up a good premise without really delivering on it. It also gives you a bait-and-switch of expecting the film to have a deeper allegorical meaning, much like the original had. However, it did have more cultural relevance than any TCM in the past 35 years (I’m also a big fan of part 2 and can’t say anything bad about it, even if it probably had zero meaning). 
Simply acknowledging the themes of social media influencers / school shooting survivors / racial injustice / girl power / Texas being Texas were pretty welcome in a franchise that’s run it’s course many times over. Unfortunately, it introduces those themes without really having any point of view. Additionally, where was the cannibalism???
Still scratches an itch tho. 
5.5 head cheeses / 10

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11 minutes ago, J3FF3R00 said:

 I ended up watching the TCM 2022 last night (and convinced the wife to join, which was kind of a big deal). Agreed. Not a good movie, but only because it sets up a good premise without really delivering on it. It also gives you a bait-and-switch of expecting the film to have a deeper allegorical meaning, much like the original had. However, it did have more cultural relevance than any TCM in the past 35 years (I’m also a big fan of part 2 and can’t say anything bad about it, even if it probably had zero meaning). 
Simply acknowledging the themes of social media influencers / school shooting survivors / racial injustice / girl power / Texas being Texas were pretty welcome in a franchise that’s run it’s course many times over. Unfortunately, it introduces those themes without really having any point of view. Additionally, where was the cannibalism???
Still scratches an itch tho. 
5.5 head cheeses / 10

100%
As for the school shooting commentary... the movie tells us that school shooting is bad and at the end two girls are shooting the shit out of Leatherface. Guns are... good? Bad? What are you trying to say, movie?
Anyway, the hammer to the leg was perfection.

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On 10/20/2021 at 3:33 PM, perunamuusi said:

Under the Silver Lake is a very very good film. Possibly the best I've seen in quite a long time. Quite  Lebowski  quite Pinchon, very very good.

Ending up watching this over the weekend in chunks - remembered that some folks on WATMM really enjoyed (others not so much) which tipped my hand. Glad I did, totally get why this is not going to be for everyone (and also you kinda gotta be in the mood for something like this), but I absolutely loved it. It's been ages since I've watched it, but sort of reminded me a bit of Slacker - the Mulholland Drive comparison's it generates are probably not completely off the mark too. There are probably a host of other film and textual touchstones that this echoes but that doesn't matter so much when the voice still feels wholly unique and realized.    

A lot to unpack in a movie that feels so languid - I think it's a testament to the writing, directing, and excellent sound work (watched with headphone and there are all these moments where the audio is picking up these side conversations that are fascinating and often deadpan hilarious) that you kind of drift through this thing but then start thinking about what it's saying about... a whole host of things (artistry, the industrialization of art, culture, capitalism, toxic masculinity, film) ... and you realize there are a lot of unplumbed depths. 

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Of course I read a bunch of articles afterwards and one of them kind of nailed that part of the genius of the film is that, even when the paranoias and conspiracy theory nuttery of the main character is proven to be founded, you/he is still left empty. Usually films might toy with whether or not this is all in his head, etc. but somehow this movie shows that it's not in his head, but even though it's true it all means... nothing. It's an odd feeling. Like, the world behind the world exists, yes, but it is as empty and sad as the world in front. That's probably some thinly veiled critique of the arts industry or maybe just a comment on life. 

The scene with the "Songwriter" was also just one of the most amazing things I've seen in some time. I caught maybe a third of the song references being made but beyond that the whole, vicious, unflinching commentary on the idea that "Your art, your writing, your culture is the shell of other men's ambition" is so... gutwrenching I guess. Having spent a little time in the music industry I felt that so strongly. Also, I don't even know how you write a scene like this, much less perform it (I mean in particular the piano performance interspersed with the dialogue and how it all fits together seamlessly). 

I think this is one that people who have an art they are trying to foster (whether that's acting, musicianship, writing, etc.) may respond to more deeply than others - or perhaps just in a different way. The sense of drifting from place to place surrounded by other people who are trying to express their creativity during some weirdly themed party felt so spot on, as did a lot of the side conversations that toed the line between earnestness and absurdity. 

The greatest irony/oddity: the film itself feels unfathomably bleak in its take on modern art and culture, but it is itself a beautiful work of modern art. 

12 year old writer/actor/directors / 1 hilarious SpiderMan nod FTW

 

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the first of these was really good, but ever since then i feel like they have become incredibly ridiculous and this one really goes beyond the ridiculous spectrum to a whole new height of unbelievability. but i did enjoy the short haired jewish girl. she has potential. mazal tov

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The first Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a genuinely great movie, the second one I love because Dennis Hopper going bananas is the best thing ever, the 6 or 7 sequels and reboots following that are boring trash. This latest Netflix outing was a fun hate watch (with some surprisingly decent kills, they all had it coming imo).

I don't know how this post turned into a rubbish top ten list, but there you have it.

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