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 No.11978[Last 50 Posts][D]

A bread for the discussion of all things cinema. Films, animated films, short films, TV series, animated series. As long as it's film-related it belongs here!

I watched this film the other day. It was my second viewing and it was even better the second time.
It's a feel-good movie set in the 1980s about college baseball players and the dumb shid they get up to. Drinking, partying and stupid contests. The cast was great and they all had really good chemistry together, the movie is full of great characters. Blake Jenner, the main actor, was very good in it. He gave a very natural and believable performance. Tyler Hoechlin and Glen Powell too. I always like to see Powell in a film, he's such a fun actor.

 No.11979[D][DF]

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Another movie I wanted to mention is Brawl in Cell Block 99. Vince Vaughn plays a drug runner who ends up in a prison battleground after a deal goes wrong. I really liked his character, you forget it's Vaughn up there on the screen. The way he talks and carries himself seems like a totally different person. His dialogue was also very cool. The way he spoke made it difficult to make out words sometimes but I thought that just added to the authenticity of the character.
The fight scenes are brutal and rugged. It's not Hollywood fighting, it's just rough and bloody violence lol. Vince was like a tank in them. The 70s grindhouse effects were also awesome. I always prefer practical effects over CGI crap.
Another thing I found interesting is the look of the movie. The color grade reminds me of a hospital room. It feels cold and sterile and it fits the bleak mood of the movie quite well.

 No.11981[D][DF]

>>11978
Peanutbutter falcon was a movie i saw a while back, its a wholesome movie about a retard who escapes his wranglers to find and meet up with his favorite wrestlers. He meets a shrimp farmer who is played by Shia LaBeouf who joins on his adventure. Shia actually does a great job in this movie which is unexpected because of the trainwreck that he is irl. I find a certian part of the ending to be stupid but other then that it's quite nice. They do cool stuff like build a raft and explore the florida everglades. The second movie i've seen is sort of a mindfuck and its best to not read about it online AFTER you watch it yourself. It's a movie from 2020 called Archive. A man wants to bring his dead wife back to life via robotics. I'm actually not sure what was cgi or generally practical effects. The guys skills in robotics gradually increases, and the age ranges of the robots.
blocky/poorly constructed = his wife as a 5 year old child. boston dynamics teir = his wife as a teenager. His interactions with the robots and the robots between themselves is honestly well done and things gets worse over time. He's stealing robot parts from a company he works for, and his dead wife's brain scanned into a AI is held hostage by another and if he doesn't make a working robot in time he'll lose her. Its also illegal to steal the AI and he could be executed.

 No.11984[D][DF]

>>11981
I've heard about those two! Archive sounds kinda fucked up but I love that kind of shit. I wonder how you would deal with the old robots once you build a new one. Don't they consider themselves your wife? It must hurt to see their husband build a new one.
I've often heard about Peanut Butter Falcon. It's supposed to be very good. I fucking love Shia lol, he's such a crazy actor. Did you know he spent 72 hours watching his own movies as part of a performance art project? I think he actually started crying during one of the Transformers films. I think he regrets being in movies that were mostly just artless cash-grabs.

 No.11987[D][DF]

>>11984
The younger one wouldn't obviously care but the teenager would get jealous and obviously that would lead to some problems. Imagine being the wife and seeing all the "sisters" or past versions of yourself that he dated... not fun to be her
also yeah shia also got seriously injured from an explosion on set of one of the transformers movie so that also might have messed him up emotionally

 No.11989[D][DF]

>>11987
>seeing all the "sisters" or past versions of yourself that he dated.
That would lead to some serious baggage lol.
I didn't know Shia got injured on set. I can't find anything about it online. I do remember that in the first movie where [spoiler]the scorpion transformer is hunting the soldiers in the desert[/spoiler] Michael Bay used real bombs and told the actors to "keep running no matter what happens". Safe to say the look of panic on their faces is very real in that scene.

 No.12002[D][DF]

>>11987
He seriously injured his hand in a car accident and they written it into a story by getting injured during a scene with a explosion in one of the movies, gave him fake burns and everything but the thing was he was pretty close tho and the explosion was real and it spooked him pretty bad because of how close he was, didnt get injured but michel bay is a well known madman when it comes down to stunts .
megan fox bitched about him before
>"Shia and I almost die when we make a Transformers movie,"
>"He has you do some really insane things that insurance would never let you do."

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>>12002
I've heard that Megan Fox bitched about him before. I saw her recently in a movie where she's handcuffed to some dead guy. It was fucking terrible and so was she lol.
Some filmmakers really push their actors to the limit. I'm actually all for this as I believe it's necessary to truly make a unique film. I wouldn't exactly call Transformers a "unique" movie, though... but in films such as The Shining and House of 1000 Corpses. Pretty much all of the cast in The Shining were emotionally fucked after Kubrick and Erin Daniels had a real fucking axe swung at her in 1000 Corpses. I feel bad for some of these people, especially Shelley Duvall. She's not exactly sane as of today and many people associate her current state with Kubrick's treatment of her. Her hair even started falling out due to extreme stress during the production of The Shining. Yet her performance in the film is brilliant, her fear is absolutely captivating. I don't think the movie would have been as good if Kubrick hadn't pushed everyone to their absolute limit.

 No.12020[D][DF]

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Scorsese is such a great director. All of his films are great in one way or another. He's a real artist of cinema.

I just watched his film New York, New York. It's from 1977, Scorsese's younger years and also his cocaine phase and it fucking shows at one point lol. The movie is great but a taxing watch, clocking in at just under three hours long and deals with some heavy subjects. De Niro plays a saxophone jazz player who falls in love with a woman, played wonderfully by Liza Minnelli, and the ups and downs of their turbulent and often chaotic relationship. It's a very human movie, about how strong love can be and also how hard it can hurt. People change, lives intertwine and then grow apart. If you love something you let it go, because it's wrong to force yourself to stay.

 No.12046[D][DF]

>>11978
Spoilers for original star wars+prequels
I always find that the star wars prequels are considered inferior to the originals. The gimmicky alien (Jar Jar Binks) is often brought up as an example of that
But I just don't fucking get it. The originals from my perspective are much harder to take seriously. Take yoda's appearance. The first couple minutes he just laughs by himself like a crack addict. I remember being taken aback by the dialogue between the princess and han solo. They were supposedly danger, running for their lives, and they couldn't help but fucking bicker?! What?
The emperor also feels much lighter in the originals, like an average final boss in a videogame. That's not necessarily bad, but certainly not as good as his role in the prequels. "Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen" is much, much more meaningful in the prequels, where he fucking took over the republic with careful planning and patience. Compared to that, expecting the protagonist to come to the final battle is not really an impressive foresight. It's just bland.
The special effects are also weaker because of technology reasons. The moment obi wan did that weird thing before dying I was sure he wasn't really gone. Because he clearly had done something himself rather than getting hit, and because he disappeared without leaving his body behind. That looked a lot like he just ninja-ed his way out of the deadly duel. But the truth is they just couldn't make a credible scene of someone being hit by a laser sword, which kinda sucks. Of course, of course, in retrospective it's obvious obi wan became an hero so that luke would escape. As for meme characters, the robots aren't any better than jar jar, come on. It's an affection thing at this point rather than serious critique
Thing is I believe that by the time the prequels came out the star wars identity was already established, and so paradoxically they were based on more solid ground
However, I'll admit that it's the originals that created the star wars world and it's the originals that had the cultural impact. The prequels are better movies, but they're not as "original" or groundbreaking. They're just good movies.
Now, about the sequels. Didn't watch them, not going to. I do rec E;R's commentary though, it's quite fun

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>>12046
I've only watched one or two of the sequels. I honestly can't remember because they were really fucking bland.
I have to disagree with you, anon. I prefer the original movies, even though they can be kinda silly at times. This makes sense to me as the three original Star Wars movies are space operas. A subgenre of science fiction which focus on space travel and melodramatic, heroic romance. As for the effects; practical all the way, baby. It makes the movies so much more believable than some CGI junk that will look bad in a few years. So what if Yoda laughs a lot? He's some ancient Jedi dwarf wizard. Makes sense he'd be a bit peculiar, no? I vastly prefer the more low-key, subtle approach the original movies have. I think Palpatine is very threatening in the originals. He is like a cancer, he plots in the background and manipulates people to his own liking. [spoiler]He tries to corrupt Anakin, not because he likes him as a friend or anything. He sees a lot of rage within Anakin and Palpatine knows he can use that rage. He wants Anakin to give in to hate because then he'll be useful to the dark side. The moment Anakin refuses, he stops being useful and Palpatine attempts to murder him. Murder him slowly, I might add![/spoiler]
I binge watched all the prequels a few years ago. To me they were just a flashier, bigger version of Star Wars. They used too much CGI for my taste and they felt more like Hollywood action movies than character-driven dramas like the originals. I felt a lot of integrity was gone. Don't even get me started on the horrid CGI bullshit Lucas added later in post. I have to admit they still had some cool moments, I'm a real sucker for General Grievous. I think he's such a cool villain. Ewan McGregor is also really fun in the role of young Obi-Wan and his chemistry with Hayden Christensen was very enjoyable.

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>>12050
(Cont)
I think you could enjoy the originals much more if you watch the original unaltered trilogy. These are versions of the movies exactly as they appeared back in the 70s and 80s. No added CGI, no "improved" effects. I think these are greatly superior because they feel so real. Both of the screenshots I've posted are from these versions. They make the Star Wars universe feel like a real place, with real robots, buildings and people. I like the retro effects because I think they fit much better with the movie instead of some revamped Hollywood garbage.
On a similar note, have you watched the Mandalorian? The first two seasons follow a similar approach to the Star Wars universe.

 No.12060[D][DF]

>>12050
>>12052
Thanks for your calm and reasonable reply
>I vastly prefer the more low-key, subtle approach the original movies have
That's interesting, what exactly do you mean by that?
Regarding the cgi, I don't mind it. I suppose I'm used to that stuff.
Anyway, I did enjoy the originals, it's just that I guess they're a bit too 80s and as a result different from what I'm used to
>have you watched the Mandalorian?
No, would you recommend? Honestly I'm a bit doubtful I will, considering it's a post-disney star wars show

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>>12060
>the Mandalorian
True, it's Disney stuff but I think it's a very respectable addition to Star Wars. They use a lot of practical effects and... Well, the general vibe just feels much more like Star Wars. The new sequels feel like empty nostalgia trips. [spoiler]The plot of one of them is literally just destroying the Death Star again, but it's some new version of the Death Star.[/spoiler] What I'm trying to say is, The Mandalorian actually brings something new to the table and they do it very well.

What I mean by low-key and subtle is that I feel the original movies are much less in-your-face than the other Star Wars films. We're following these characters as they exist normally in an alien world. The original trilogy presents this alien world in a normal way, because that's what it is to the characters. Aliens, lightsabers, robots and mind powers are all completely normal and rational things to them. The movies never quite state this in an explicit way, this is just the given way of life in the Star Wars universe. This is also a reason why I think The Mandalorian is so good. That series and the original trilogy do a very good job at presenting this unnatural environment in a natural way.
I assume you've seen Return of the Jedi? [spoiler]Remember when Darth Vader kills Palpatine by throwing him off the platform in the end? In the edited version, Vader shouts "NO! NO! NOOOOO!" as he kills Palpatine. In the original 1983 version, he does it silently. That is much more subtle and in my opinion much more realistic. Why does he need to shout about what he's doing like some vaudeville bad guy? We already know what Vader is thinking as Palpatine stands there blasting his son with lightning, because we can empathize with the characters. As Anakin screams in pain, Vader stares on and we know he's thinking "I'm not okay with this. I want this to stop."[/spoiler]
Also, I remember in one of the prequels something like [spoiler]a singing alien popping into the screen here and there in one scene, singing really loudly and obnoxiously.[/spoiler] That's what I mean by in-your-face. Does the film really need that, or was it just added because Lucas thought it looked cool?

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>>12061
Lol, that last part was actually in the edited rerelease of Return of the Jedi. My bad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiDRgDmXGi4

 No.12063[D][DF]

>>12061
I see. You do make a point. Anyway I'm afraid I saw the edited version of the originals. Maybe I should watch them again some time

 No.12064[D][DF]

>Mandalorian
Dispite being on disney plus, it wasn't pozzed to hell. It respected Georges lore, clone wars, and added content from "star wars legends"
The only gay thing for me to bitch about is that it was released on disney plus, and they fired and blacklisted the chick who played the republic ranger because of what she said on shidter.

 No.12066[D][DF]

>>12064
If a third season comes along, I hope it'll be as true to the series. I hate all these streaming services but it doesn't really matter to me since I pirate everything lol. What did the ranger chick say? I thought she was really good in the series.
One thing that really left a bad taste in my mouth was [spoiler]the grotesque CGI Luke Skywalker in the final episode of season 2. It looked fucking awful and that one shot where Luke's head is conveniently out of frame was even worse.[/spoiler]

 No.12067[D][DF]

>>12066
>why did she get fired
She had made several "offensive" posts
she set her pronouns as beep/boop/bop (as in r2d2 noises) because fuck trannys
She was doing one of those private instagay stories talking about the current political climate. It went something like "republicans are basically getting treated like jews living in germany like getting silenced or percecuted in the streets just for having a diffrent opinion, the same people who preach tolerence aren't being tolerant themselves" (something like that i'll take a look around for a article or a screenshot)
some twotter bullshid about her being anti vax, anti mask
voter fraud is real
blm = gay shid

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>>12067
https://www.distractify.com/p/gina-carano-twotter-drama
this one links to some of the stuff she said

 No.12070[D][DF]

>>12066
You know what, a plothole from the second season is how Bo-Katan somehow lost the dark saber, i watched clone wars, and rebels and there never was a point where she lost it, and there wasnt a rule about sharing the darksaber, she shared it was fucking sabine then got it back later and they didnt have to fight to the death to see who was the true ruler of mandalore, unlike what was suggested in the show when the mandalore guy weilded the saber by accident and tried to give it back to her

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>>12070
Sounds like the stuff ranger chick actress is saying is absolutely true, if she's getting silenced for speaking her mind.
Maybe it got lost or stolen somewhere in the timeline between the two series? Before the events of The Mandalorian started? It doesn't all happen at the exact same time. I haven't seen Clone Wars or Rebels but sharing is not the same as losing ownership of.
And please use spoiler tags, anon. Not everyone here has seen it.

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I just stumbled upon deleted scenes for The Breakfast Club, one of my favorite films. I think they're very interesting. There are some very good scenes in there. Like the one shot of the cast entering the room and all the extra scenes with the janitor. The scene where he assumes their future hits hard, it's good stuff. It also seems Allison was to have more screen time than she does.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhBaPxg0O_M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLH3sy_Xx_0

 No.12120[D][DF]

Thoughts on Stranger Things?

 No.12125[D][DF]

>>12120
I've never watched it, I've always assumed it was another one of those shows that jumped on the "80s nostalgia" bandwagon. Is it worth a watch?

 No.12128[D][DF]

>>12125
It has the same "childhood adventure" genre of movies like the Goonies, Super 8, Earth to Echo, and E.T.
[spoiler]there was even a flying bike scene[/spoiler]
I liked the usage of MK Ultra, and Project stargate, was handled quite well. It also used D&D to elaborate some aspects of the story which was clever, but widely exposed the game to normalwatermelon addicts which is why D&D is so pozzed now.
The characters are well written too. The main bone i have to pick is, Every season the story gets kinda worse, also the monsters lose their ability to be scary. Kinda like the evil dead series where the necromorphs become easily killable therefore non horrifying. Its little things like that, which kinda makes the show gay to me [spoiler]there was an annoying sing-along to the neverending story theme that even annoyed other characters listening in[/spoiler] Dispite that, the 80's nostalgawhoring isn't too bad.
[spoiler]In the early days of production, the character "hopper" and "11" where the same person. The original story was about a 'nam vet/sheriff who's addicted to waffles for some reason, has no memory of his past, and strange powers he doesnt understand.[/spoiler] would've been a neat story.

 No.12160[D][DF]

The quality of this post will be somewhat questionable due to my memory which has rotted away but i digress, Breakin' (80's movie) underrated movie about californian breakdance culture, the second movie is terrible and i would say to just ignore it.
To Catch a Thief by alfred hitchcock was pretty decent, a retired and reformed jewel theif gets framed by a copycat and has to prove his innocence. Fun rom-com with decent action. The man who knew too much and 39 steps was honestly brillant but the audio/video quality was awful to the point it made both movies almost unwatchable (issue with the tapes it was ripped from?) had to watch using subs. I can only imagine the stress of having been in a "situation" by accident, and having to deal with someone elses problems that might actually kill you. Horrible. Even the poster for the man who knew too much shows a man at his utter breaking point.
I honestly love The thing from another world, everything about it is brillant. The acting was perfect, especially when things go down hill you can just feel the fear radiating out of the actors, but the big reveal when they showed what the monster looked like honestly sucked, if only they figured out a way to make the thing more horrifying. I know its a movie from the 1950's but honestly they could have atleast tried. Forbidden planet, CLASSIC. Best special affects, best acting, EVERYONE has to watch it. I love how they included freudian philosophy into the story. Metropolis, dispite being a silent film is also a major must watch, and you can even watch it online for free! (i can link to several versions on youtube if you lads want) Could be one of the first cyberpunk movie ever made.
The fly, great story, great special affects, great psychological horror film. Vencent price did a swell job as the scientist character and what's funny is that they had to stop filming at certian points in the movie because he broke down in big laughing fits [spoiler]A horrifying scene where vecents tiny head is on a small fly body, he had to cry out "help me help me please dont kill me i dont want to die" in a real tinny voice to sound like he was small and something about the scene and the voice he had to do broke his funnybone[/spoiler] The day the earth stood still has brillant special affects and a profound story, It still aged quite well and i personally feel like it beats the newer remake with keanu reeves
Arsnic and old lace, Black comedy/horror film parody movie from the 50's, a classic overall and it deals with the same situation with a man who gets thrown in a situation by accident and has to try and survive. The wolfman of london (1935) Another silent film if i remember correctly, brillant and humorous at some points. The wolfman, anothed brillant movie, the makeup for the wolfman sucks sort of but i kinda dont really care. Still, good acting and a brillant story.
And finally my personal favorite, Claude Rains The Invisible Man. He really does act like a madman and hes sort of understandable, (not the "becoming a dictator" part, but him being tired of people, the bank and life in general. he acts out, hits people he doesnt like, steals money from a bank and justs gives it away while getting away scot free because he's totally invisible. Sequels suxx, dont bother watching desu

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>>12160
Also i forgot. A movie related to the recent /mu/ bread, O brother where art thou. Its about old southern america. Prisoners escape and start their own music band
KILLER soundtrack and a wholesome story. I believe its also an analogy for dante's inferno?

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>>12160
Good post. I've watched a few of Hitchcock's films but I haven't seen that many films from the 40s and 50s. Two of my favorites are from that period, though. It's A Wonderful Life and Rope.
I think Rope is very underrated, James Stewart didn't even like it. The camerawork is amazing. The actors are also all great, good chemistry between them and fantastic performances, especially from Joan Chandler. I've also seen Vertigo but it was a long time ago, I can't really remember anything about it other than I thought it was good. I think it's very interesting to watch older films and see what life was like at that time.
I haven't seen The Thing from Another World but I've seen John Carpenter's The Thing many times. That's one of my favorite movies. Did you know it was critically panned when it was released back in 1982? Goes to show that film critics are full of shid, they just pander to the masses.

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I watched First Reformed yesterday. It's directed by Paul Schrader, he wrote screenplays for a couple of Scorsese's films. He's a very cold director and it shows in First Reformed. It's a great movie.
The plot centers around an American priest who struggles to keep faith in a deteriorating world where evil seems to triumph over good. The style of the film is very bleak. The framing of every shot seems calculated, it's a very well made film. I wanted to say it's beautiful but that's not the right word for First Reformed. It's something more impactful and awe-inspiring. Paul Schrader has come a long way as a filmmaker. First Reformed is the work of an experienced man who knows the ins and outs of film.
Another thing I found interesting is how the movie deals with faith in the modern world. How do you keep faith when the world around you seems to be moving away from it? Nothing is sacred anymore, using the name of the lord in vain no longer deserves punishment and church service has become a pastime. Does anyone truly believe in God anymore when modern scientific logic implies he cannot and does not exist? And what of all the evil in the world? Those who spread hate and fear and trample upon His creation, where is the judgement for these people? Does God allow evil to triumph? Or does God love us so much that he allows us to be free, even if we use that freedom to cause harm?

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I just saw Dune at the cinema. It was very good. I liked how it did not feel like another big-budget Hollywood franchise movie, it has its own style and feels like its own thing. The costumes and set design was really cool. The costumes looked very unique, something I was impressed with. They don't look similar to anything else I've seen in film. As can be expected from Denis, the movie had a very epic sense of scale. The scope of the film is very grand and it was really cool. The characters introduced are all very diverse with different cultures that add a lot of flavor to the movie. The cast was also great, there are a lot of fantastic actors in the film. I didn't even recognize Javier Bardem lol. If you anons find the chance to see it I'd go for it.

 No.12442[D][DF]

>>12441
Does it stay faithful to the book?

 No.12443[D][DF]

>>12442
I haven't read the book so I wouldn't know. It only covers the first half of the book. A second film is planned for the other half.

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Since Halloween is coming up, I'm posting a list of some of my favorite scary movies.

Noroi: The Curse
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974 original)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 1 - 3
The Witch
Suspiria (1977 original)
Inferno (Dario Argento's 1980 film)
The House by the Cemetery
The Beyond
The House of 1000 Corpses
The Devil's Rejects
Halloween (Both the 1978 film and Rob Zombie's remake)
The Shining
The Thing
In the Mouth of Madness
House/Hausu
When Black Birds Fly
Where the Dead go to Die
Angel Heart (1987)
Alice (1988)
The House that Jack Built
It Follows
Audition
Under The Skin
Night of the Living Dead
Dawn of the Dead (Ultimate Final Cut)
Blair Witch (Adam Wingard's remake)
Insidious 1 - 3

 No.12555[D][DF]

>>12526
That's not a bad selection of movies, also there's some i haven't seen before.

 No.12556[D][DF]

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>>12555
Thank you. I love horror movies and have seen a whole bunch of them. There are probably some good ones I'm forgetting. Torso (1973) and House on the Edge of the Park (1980) can be mentioned but they are more thrillers than horror films.

 No.12574[D][DF]

I watched the old initial d animu whe n i was 13 but mostly forgot everything. I stumbled apon the 2005 live action film and watched it in full and i must say it was fun. I love the camera shots, it tries so hard to to be an animu, and uses animu visual flares. The music isn't eurobeat, it's actually hiphop with an electric feel. Kinda odd but it's fine. The story is basically 3 seasons watered down and combined into one and the characters where kinda changed like Takumi drifting more (in the animu he said how he hates drifting) The fucking driving is outstanding.
I'm not sure if i can honestly even rate it? It's retarded but the good kind of retarded.

 No.12575[D][DF]

>>12574
A funny thing i noticed is the story amd characters is set in japan but it's filmed in tokyo, the actors are chinese and the language used is cantonese

 No.12576[D][DF]

There's this one retarded scene where Takumi is on a date with his love interest, and he's eating some buns. The damn box is literally endless and hes stuffing the buns down his throat without even thinking, his face it out of it. His love interest is blabbering on and he gives zero fucks and eventually something happens where hes choking? And his love interest tries to save his live by hugging him from the back, the most gayest music possible is just blaring in the background. Hes still chewing? and after a long fucking while he swallows or some bullshid and they both laugh it off.

 No.12577[D][DF]

>>12556
There's this french horror film about some dude breaking into some house and killing some old lady but i forgot the name

 No.12579[D][DF]

>>12574
The good kind of retarded is hard to come by. One of those films is Detention (2011). It's a high school film about teenagers trying to survive a serial killer, but it's really so much more than that. It's fucking whack so it's hard to elaborate, it's one of those movies you gotta see to believe. I highly recommend it. I'll definitely check out Inital D, it sounds fun.

>>12577
I don't recognize that one. I think the only French horror film I've seen is Them from 2006, about a woman who's stalked by a group of guys in hoods. If you count Gaspar Noé's films as horror then I've seen quite a bit lol.

 No.12605[D][DF]

I have a three pack of movies from the predator series, Predator, Predator 2: Electric Boogaloo, and Predators.
I've watched the first entry so far. It wasn't a cinematic masterpiece, but it still was good. One nice thing is i really didnt notice or care that they had famous actors, i didn't actually realise arnold was the main character untill i looked close at him. Maybe because he was young? His voice was also less noticable to me. Also another example was jesse ventura, Who played an indian tracker, I kinda liked the character and it was honestly neat like when he noticed the predator had no tracks or he could just sense that it was around. (He did make the movie more intense) The character design for the alien is honestly top notch even for back in the day, I had watched AVP and i know that they have an honor code so him later pulling a allah akbar move is kinda retarded but i just chalked it up to him being a rouge predator that still kept some of the honor code stuff like not killing. I guess i wanted more story put of it, Maybe something like the CIA watermelon addict being in the same role as the android from alien, where he also knew that the alien was around somewhere, and they wanted the thing dead so they can steal the tech for a black goverment sector for experimentation but whatever. The glow in the dark blood (not from the cia watermelon addict, from the alien) is retarded since no living thing could have blood like that, the director or someone could've made it like coolant or an energy source for the suit the alien wore instead of blood but thats just a nit-pick. The cat and mouse game in the jungle is underrated and when dutch lost his weapons and had to make his own, then losing that and crawling in pain, desperately trying to fend off a suitless predator thats just walking, like a wolf just teasing it's prey, Relishing in the fear hes milking out of a weakened dutch is badass and unforgettable. I love that scene. A final nitpick is that some of the character could've been developed more but again expecting more from an action movie is always a dumb thing to do.

 No.12607[D][DF]

>>12605
I have yet to see Predator. I agree that his design is really cool. It doesn't really matter to me if an actor is famous but I think Arnold can be a good actor. He is very good in Paul Verhoeven's Total Recall.
The glow in the dark blood sounds pretty cool. It's a movie about aliens, it doesn't have to be realistic.
If you're going to post more about these movies, I'd ask you to please use spoiler tags. There could be more anons like me who haven't seen the movie.

 No.12608[D][DF]

>>12607
No fuck you
[spoiler]I thought i did but looking back just now i realised i didn't even type the spoiler thing in my wall of text lol sorry[/spoiler]

 No.12609[D][DF]

>>12608
Lol. Don't worry about it, shid happens.

 No.12613[D][DF]

>>12605
Watched predator 2, It was one of the best movies i've seen an a long time. 9/10. the only thing i can really bitch about is i want to learn more about the alien, its culture or general canon background information. What is it's homeworld like? The culture? Perhaps we wheren't mean't to know, At the same time it would make things less scary and it wouldn't fit at all in the movie without making it 5 hours long or something. [spoiler]There's this badass scene where the predator throws itself on the roof of a moving train and tears the fucking roof open and slaughters everyone. Why? Because it was a stinger op on a group of criminals and all the passangers had weapons on them so it chose to just tear everyone up besides a pregnant police officer even though she had a gun, it knew it would be a bad thing to do. To make matters worse, the train is still moving, the lights are off, and the damn thing is invisible. Also there's this scene towards the end of the movie, where the protagonist is on the predators space ship, and he stumbles into a room with all the skulls of trophies from his latest hunt. A zenomorph, humans, more diffrent aliens. Also theres an epic fight scene, the protag is weilding the predators throwing disc and hes using it to parry the blade attack of a one armed predator.[/spoiler] Great movie would watch again. [spoiler] Police guy vs alien warrior. Simple, not much story or complexities to it but man is it amazing[/spoiler]

 No.12614[D][DF]

Best acting too, i like all of the characters

 No.12615[D][DF]

Only watch this after you see the movie
[spoiler] https://youtube.com/watch?v=iOw47NC_sxI [/spoiler]

You rolled the number 886163301 (no dubs or higher)

 No.12618[D][DF]

>>12613
You are tempting me to watch Predator lol. I think I know what I'm watching for Halloween.

 No.12624[D][DF]

>>12605
I watched Predator. I liked it. The cinematography was great, there were some good looking shots in there. The 80s FX was awesome, it was very retro and really cool. So was the jungle setting, it was very vibrant. It also made the film a lot spookier because you never knew what was around the corner. [spoiler]The third act of the film where Dutch faces off the Predator was awesome. It was also cool how the Predator could record voices and use them to lure in prey.[/spoiler]
The movie still had a few weak points but nothing that ruined the fun. I found the music to be a little generic sometimes but I see it as a product of its time. [spoiler]The one-liners were bad in a good way, I love me some cheese. I also thought it was really dumb that the lady they took hostage could suddenly speak English halfway into the movie. I do not for the life of me understand that guy who kept joking about his gf's pussy, there was no good reason to keep that in the film lol. I think the characters were all a product of the time as well, they all had some unique quirk to them. It was very 80s.[/spoiler]

 No.12625[D][DF]

>>12624
[spoiler]that part where the predator just started laughing with a human voice when the bomb was counting down[/spoiler] [spoiler]the guy with the cowboyhat who called everyone faggots for not sharing some chewing tobacco, hes my favorite[/spoiler]

 No.12627[D][DF]

>>12625
[spoiler]I through the Predator laughing was dumb until I realized it was playing back the recording of the Indian guy laughing. At least I think that is what happened.[/spoiler]

 No.12631[D][DF]

>>12627
[spoiler]Yeah, He did copy billy's laugh[/spoiler]

 No.12645[D][DF]

M Night Shyamalan's
The Village AKA Spooky Little House on the Prairie
It's more of a thriller/understated horror movie then actual horror (in a good way) Most people also don't like the plot twist but i thought it was good, I honestly don't think it could have been done better. (there are actually two but it never gets pointed out) The musical score is honestly bone chilling, The acting and script is wonderful.
The story takes place in a 19th-century, Pennsylvania village. It's purely isolationist, No talk of america, politics or otherwise. (even of that era) The way characters talk and act are period accurite, And most if the movie is focused on day to day activites of the village. I like the way characters talk in this movie, Its nice.
[spoiler]Everything is a PSYOP because the modern world is honestly shid and the village elders where broken people who just wanted to cut themselves away from modern society and live innocent, Simple lives. But they had to live with the guilt of watching people die of illnesses knowing they could've helped, and having to constantly scare them to keep them from leaving, or other people from finding their comfy home. It turns out the autistic kid dressed up as the village monster the elders created and was skinning innocent animals, that was the second plot twist.To make matters worse, the autist stabbed a man who was going to marry a girl he was in love with and he couldn't even comprehend the act that he was doing kinda like lenny from Of Mice and Men.[/spoiler]

 No.12646[D][DF]

>>12645
Shamalama's films are not always good, but they're always fun to watch. I have heard The Village is a good one, though. It has a very nice cast and I'm intrigued by the setting.
I liked his film The Visit, that was a creepy one. Recently I watched his newest film Old, which was alright. I like how most of his films have some retarded twists to them. He's known for his dumb twist endings but still he keeps on adding them to his films and I admire him for it. He does what he thinks is cool and doesn't afraid of anything.

 No.12649[D][DF]

>>12441
Watched dune, I slightly agree.
Having read the book beforehand, I feel like there was several important moments that they shouldn't have been removed. It would have made the movie even better, (it wouldn't have made the movie too long and its not like it would have been hard to film those little moments) Also it removed dunes political aspect and made it more of an action movie
Nothing in life is perfect and i must say they actually made a movie that respects the original book. I also like how they didn't rip off stuff from the older dune movie, Like how the sandworm is totally diffrent from other dune media but doesn't stray away from how the book discribed them. Also thank you dune movie for saying the weirdening is a type of Martial arts instead of making it a retarded weapon like the older dune movie (i also missed out in some key moments due to some dude fighting with his wife, they eventually got thrown out so i'm going to have to watch it again)
Here are some book moments that i remember which didn't get included in the film.
[spoiler]After the scene with the hunter seeker, the duke is having a meal with other royal bloodlines members. Before a meal, they wash their hands and the water gets taken outside and sold to thirsty fremen. The duke is angry at this and declares that they wont do that anymore and sets up a system to give away water. He doesnt want to upset his guests though and continues the tradition of dumping a glass of water on the floor. Dont know if they mentioned the Orange Catholic bible when Idaho takes paul to the desert planet. The blame of the haroken spy gets placed on the mother and she has to clear her name and figure out who is the actual spy. The scene with the duke and the fake tooth has him upset that he's never going to see his family again, he then has a happy flashback and realises that he's better off killing everyone, and it will ensure his familys safety so he carefully times it out. When the tooth breaks, everyone but the baron dies, and the baron cries like a little bitch, He shouts "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" Because he's a coward and then after he escapes the gas, Has to chose his wording to save face and make himself look good infront of his men who had just heard him scream. The scene where paul was supposed to get kicked out of the ship with his mother was diffrent. In the book, two things happened at the same time. The ship was low to the ground and stopped moving. The one of the soldiers was attempting to suprise buttsex pauls mother, whilst another started to throw paul off the ship. Paul used the momentum of falling to kick the guard in the chest hard enough to liquify his innards. the mother used the distraction to tell the soldier to free her, the pilot to land the ship, and then brutally kill eachother. Paul tells his mother of her being pregnant later in the film, where they are stranded im the desert in the tent. He goes on full detail, The babys gender, Name, when she'll give birth and so on.[/spoiler]

 No.12650[D][DF]

Now to Venom 2
Would've liked more horror, maybe carnage actually killing off eddies frens and family like some slasher flick but overall its just a nitpick. They potrayed Venom even more correctly then the other films although there's a stronger comedy vibe to him. Carnage isn't as twisted or brutal as he should have been [spoiler]but since he has a waifu, unlike the comic book version it means hes more grounded to humanity. although they did mention that hes a serial killer and how he murdered his family using creepy, cartoonished graphics.[/spoiler]
Cinematography was dogshid in the last movie and it's perfect in this movie. Maybe i'm biased because venom is a favorite character of mine but i thought the movie is good. The previous venom movie was fine, But parts of it was poorly done, Part two was a vast improvement. An odd yet fun horror, comedy romance movie.

 No.12651[D][DF]

>>12649
Some of those scenes in the book would've been very cool to see in the movie. Maybe we'll get a directors cut sometime? I'd rather call it science fiction than action but it did have a fair bit of action. I found it exciting.

>>12650
I never saw the first Venom. I'm so tired of superhero movies. I think the Marvel MCU films are so bland and boring. They're CGI clusterfucks with terrible pacing. I also hate how much of a franchise it is, it's like every movie gets a spinoff/sequel/series. There's so much it just feels like a burden. I don't like the quirky comedy all of them have either but that's just personal preference. I wish we'd get another gritty superhero epic like Watchmen. I have to admit I did like the Snyder Cut of Justice League, I thought it was really good.

 No.12652[D][DF]

>>12651
The MCU was fine, (until endgame came out) Then out of nowhere it started using quirky comedy crap, therefore becoming capeshid in my eyes. Guardians was fine as a one off thing but i didn't expect or want other films to copy paste its style or shid humor into every film. Another thing about the dune movie is i didnt ever recall seeing the entire sandworm, maybe in the next film they'll show it or maybe even a fremen riding a sandworm?

 No.12653[D][DF]

>>12652
I t could be that not showing the entire sandworm was a deliberate choice, as not seeing all of it leaves much to the imagination. Maybe it was just too fuck huge to frame all at once.
You are right, Guardians was actually good. I feel like the dumb comedy has always been a part of it but maybe I'm wrong. I don't keep up with the MCU.

 No.12668[D][DF]

i watched Predators. Reading the prequel and sequel comic made it much better but honestly a movie shouldn't require that to make it better. The comics added content that the film needed but its not like i hate the movie. It's actually better then most trash thats out there now. Like hunger games, But with the alien and less gay. It feels kinda generic, It lacks meat on the bones, More story, Although the characters are great. [spoiler]The hunting planet doesn't make too much sense and now theres some internal power struggle between bigger and smaller aliens? Kinda confusing[/spoiler]

 No.12674[D][DF]

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I just watched the two new Halloween films. The 2018 sequel to the series, and Halloween Kills which is the sequel to the 2018 film. Holy hell, that was a mixed bag. Let me start with the first one.

It was a fantastic film. I don't want to call it a reboot, since it still follows the lore set up by the other films. It's not a remake either, since it's a sequel picking up a long time after the first film. What it is is a worthy sequel to a legendary horror franchise. The 2018 Halloween pays respect to the 1978 original but still brings something new to the table along with some really nice nods to the original film. If you've seen the 1978 Halloween you'll know them. Placing the bloody adventures of Michael Myers in a modernized setting actually worked well and did not feel forced.
The score was great, it utilizes Carpenter's iconic theme but alters it slightly throughout the film. It also just had a really neat use of music in general, such as musical cues when someone is killed.
Michael Myers, the man himself, was great in this film. Careful camerawork and framing made him feel very threatening. He was sort of like a more rough, aggressive version of his 1978 self. Although not as brutal as Rob Zombie's version. He was different but still felt the same, something I was really impressed with. The kills were great, some of them pretty creative. They were not over the top either, something I was very happy about. The 1978 Halloween wasn't a bloody gorefest which is what made it so great and impactful. This 2018 film does have a fair amount of blood and some gore, but somehow the film makes it work and it doesn't feel excessive.
The characters, fantastic. They were fleshed out and very human, it was easy to connect with them. It was great seeing Jamie Lee Curtis back in action, she and the other actors were great in their roles. The film was not devoid of humor as some of the characters can be pretty funny. It's not some dipshid quirky comedy, it was character driven and fit very well.
The cinematography was great. There are some very nice shots in this film. The editing was great as well, some of the best I've seen in a long time. Fast-paced scenes, such as Myer's kills, were shot and edited brilliantly and because of this they flowed superbly without missing a beat. [spoiler]Throughout the first half of the film, Myers is maskless but the film takes careful note not to show his face, only showing glimpses here and there. It took some careful camerawork and editing to make that work and it was beautifully done.[/spoiler]
My only problem with the movie were a few melodramatic scenes that were a real speedbump for pacing. The film is a very tightly packed horror-thriller that doesn't waste time. These few scenes stuck out like a sore thumb because they didn't really affect the film, they were just empty character drama. Otherwise it was one of the best slashers I've seen.

 No.12675[D][DF]

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>>12674
So... Halloween Kills. The sequel picks up directly after the 2018 film ends, making them perfect for back-to-back watching. Holy fuck, was I wrong. Remember that only problem I had with the 2018 Halloween? Take that problem, multiply it by a hundred and you've got Halloween Kills.

85% of the film is literally empty melodramatic character drama. It was so boring. Don't get me wrong, I like good drama but this was terrible soap opera drama. The dialog was pointless, it was literally people just talking about how bad Myers is or how much they care about Derp McFuckDerp. You could skip over it and not miss a thing, plot-wise. Good dialog moves the plot along and has effect on the story.
That's another thing, the characters are all extremely empty and flat. This film introduces a bunch of new characters but there's no personality to them, they're just lumped into the story somewhere. In fact, it felt like the whole story was lumped together as the screenplay is downright terrible. There is no pacing and no sense of direction. The film is like a headless chicken.
The reason for this drama bullshid became apparent late in the film. [spoiler]A scene with Curtis and a police officer involves them discussing how Michael Myers didn't only affect the people he murdered, but the whole town. Everyone in town is gripped by fear due to his return, causing them to act aggressively and paranoid towards one another. This isn't a bad idea in itself (showing how easily fear can spread and corrupt otherwise good people) but terrible for a Halloween film, which is a fucking SLASHER. It's about a stalker who kills people. The portrayal of this idea was just abysmal, as it consists solely of empty characters reminiscing about times shared that we do not recognize in any way. This makes it impossible to connect with the characters and care for them. Have you ever had your frens tell you about something cool they did without you and they try to include you by telling you about it? The whole film feels like that. You want to share in the emotions connected to these good times but you can't. Because you weren't there.[/spoiler]
Another bad thing about the film were the kills. This time they indeed felt over the top as most were ripe with unnecessary gore. Also because of how empty the characters were the kills felt very uninteresting. Good kills come from good character development, because whether you like or dislike a character either one of those brings feeling and attachment to the kill. If you dislike the character, you root for him being killed. If you liked them, you feel sad to see them die. I didn't give a shid about any character in this one, hence I didn't give a shid when they died. The kills also felt more action-oriented than previous Halloween films, which just felt very wrong.
It's a damn shame Halloween Kills came out the way it did because the beginning scene was really cool. If I had to say something good about it, then it did keep up the good cinematography and most of the actors gave good, but directionless, performances. I really wanted to like it because of the previous film but all I got was a candy bag full of razorblades.

 No.12747[D][DF]

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Look at this terrible movie poster. Bruce Willis looks like he's been fucking airbrushed. I can't stop laughing at this.

 No.12748[D][DF]

>>12747
To make matters worse its a remake of this movie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surviving_the_Game

You rolled the number 487430630 (no dubs or higher)

 No.12750[D][DF]

>>12747
What does his facial expression mean?

 No.12751[D][DF]

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I watched The Electrical Life of Louis Wain and it's really good.

I'm not sure what camera they used or which filters but honestly they knocked the cinematography out of the ballpark. Some scenes are literal works of art. The music is honestly fitting, Spooky sometimes, Qurky, and Whimsical. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Louis Wain and he is just the perfect character actor, He really outpreformed himself. I don't want to talk about the story too much so i dont spoil the story for others and it's something everyone should watch lol. Did i mentions that theirs cats all over this movie? even the musical score has "meows" in it. [spoiler]There are scenes where wain goes a bit insane and see's people wearing waincat masks and its honestly perfect. Also there are just weird shid like a cat that's just glitching for no real reason then just because or cats even speaking like "i like jomping" i guess these are done to show his gradual loss of sanity over time.[/spoiler]

You rolled the number 970386810 (no dubs or higher)

 No.12752[D][DF]

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>>12751
[spoiler]A scene from the movie[/spoiler]

 No.12754[D][DF]

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>>12751
This is so funny, I just watched this movie as well and came to this bread to post about it. I loved the movie. It was artistic, intimate, emotional, funny but at the same time respectful. I fucking loved the cinematography and just how the film looked in general. The colors were great. Some of the shots were really cool and the framing in every shot was beautiful. The actors were all great.
[spoiler]The scene where Louis is freaking out, throwing furniture around and his sisters try to calm him down as the picture fades away to schizophrenic colored shapes and patterns. This scene made me break out into tears, I bawled like a six year old. I know what it's like to not have anyone understand the world around you, to see all the beauty in the world but you can't tie it together because it's unexplainable. To look at something and be uncertain if its real. I fear losing my grip on reality and sometimes I wonder if I already have, I just haven't noticed. A couple of shots have colors in them that slightly move and shift, that hit home for me. It's all so unavoidable.[/spoiler]

 No.12758[D][DF]

>>12754
[spoiler]just imagine being that lucky to be president of the cat club, i imagine he really enjoyed it.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]the man he made a drawing for repaying his kindness was sweet to see also it was nice seeing everyone rally to move him to a better asylum. and the second he was moved, he never had any outbursts and lived out the rest of his days happily. That ending with him walking to that pretty landscape was beautiful.[/spoiler]

 No.12759[D][DF]

i like jomping

 No.12866[D][DF]

>>12651
>Watchmen
Was honestly perfect. I loved some of the changes like Owlman and Rorschach being frens (and that moment where owlman crying out when rorschach got blown up) The Ultimate Cut is the best because of the animated version of Tales of the black freighter and the superhero documentery. Hell even the costumes had a lot of thought put into it and i kinda find it funny that they made Ozy's and owl's costume similar to the one from the 80's batman movie.
The only two things i don't like is that they made the human characters "superhuman" like that jail fight scene or even the part where owlman and silk specter get attacked by muggers and they literally break them into bits. The comic really pushed the depiction of superheros being all too human and even went as far to show how weak people are. Also i didn't like ozymandias faking doctor manhattan blowing up new york. Part of the reason is because it's a cheap and easy move, The lovecraftian horror route was more emotionally fucked. Ozy (after the lovecraftian horror was crafted and set to appear and kill everyone) Invited everyone who helped him on "the project" to a really nice cruzing boat and then blew them to bits. When the event happend and newyork was fucked, The mental toll was important, the scene of gore, dead bodies everywhere and distruction. Just blowing shid up was too clean and it doesnt have the same weight to it. Not a bad movie tho, it's seriously an artform in itself and i hope more superhero based movies can be like that. Did i mention the soundtrack was awesome?
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRJ37n57FjCsyNZDmcHmZKrNX6zthDbMF
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLohYzz4btpaQoH7SOHoh1bQp7kwQFD4Zn>>11978

 No.12869[D][DF]

>>12866
Your post could really use some spoiler tags, anon.
[spoiler]I thought framing Dr. Manhattan for the explosion was equally good as the comic's ending. Ozymandias sacrificed Dr. Manhattan and used him as a ploy to unite the Earth and essentially created world peace, just like with the alien in the comic. I thought using Dr. Manhattan was more realistic since he's already such an easy target. He's basically a god so it's extremely easy to create paranoia around him, because what if he'd one day decide to become evil? No one would be able to stop him. I think many normal people were already on edge about him.[/spoiler]

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I'm rewatching the first season of True Detective for like the fourth time or something. It's such a good season. The other two aren't anything special, sadly.
I love Rust. He's such a cool character. I think Matthew McConaughey was born to play this part, he is so good in it. Having Rust an [spoiler]unstable protagonist[/spoiler] is also something I think adds a lot of flavor to the story. Marty is a good character, too. I think Marty is interesting because he's not dumb, but he is a bit of a douchebag. He is hard-headed and doesn't question the world around him. He's a very human character.
I love the southern gothic setting. The overgrown marshes and derelict buildings make Louisiana seem pretty creepy. All the religious imagery, as well. The vibe of this season is dark and explores innocence and time. How it changes you, how we lose things down the line we never even considered. There is a theme of relationships, settling in for a comfy life but the show treats it as a lie. The point of the show is that whatever you do, the world is a dark place, filled with pointless lives and no matter how good your life is, one day the realities of this dark world will come a' knocking. The tone is very pessimistic but I agree with most of it. As children grow up, they lose a certain purity as the darkness of the reality of our world seeps into them and corrupts their souls. The world is grim and the fact that it's populated by us makes it all the more darker.
I think the show explores manhood as well. What it means to be a man, a person who stands alone and does not fear it. Independence. Responsibilities. What it means to have integrity and stay true to your truth, whatever that truth may be, and to see it through.
It's a great season, anons. I highly recommend you watch it.

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>>12901
Did they mention Robert Chamber's book The King in Yellow?

 No.12905[D][DF]

>>12902
True Detective takes a lot of inspiration from The King in Yellow and borrows terms from the book. That is actually another thing I think is so cool about the show, the influence of weird fiction. Strange, unnatural things happening, some with a hint of the paranormal. Grotesque situations and stories. There are also many references and implications to mental health and insanity, which I feel is another trope (for lack of a better word) of weird fiction that's seeped into the show. It really gives the show a unique feel to it and blurs the line between reality and something else.

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>>12905
That's really cool, I'm currently reading the book and i'm interested to see how they handled the king in yellow in that show.

 No.12948[D][DF]

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I just watched a British film called Boiling Point. It's about a chef who attempts to manage his kitchen on a very busy night. The movie caught me by surprise because it's filmed in a single fucking take. One shot, throughout the entire movie which is 1 hour and 32 minutes long. That's an extraordinary feat, it was really amazing to watch. It added a lot to the immersion and really made it feel tense, like you were there in the kitchen with them. Filming must have been hard on the actors, since they had to stay in character for roughly 90 minutes. They all fucking nailed it, though. This one goes highly recommended.

 No.12983[D][DF]

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I watched this trash 1989 TV movie yesterday called Tarzan in Manhattan. It's a great piece of cheese with an amazingly bad poster. The plot centers on Tarzan having to travel to New York to save his chimp friend Cheeta, who gets stolen by some rich fuck. The plot gets really fucking retarded towards the end, it was hilarious. The cast caught me by surprise because most of them were pretty good. The actress who plays Jane was really good, too. She was mostly a theatre actress and singer. In this movie Jane is a New York cabbie. Tarzan flags down her cab with his Tarzan yell, which was honestly pretty fucking funny.
The dude who plays Tarzan was ridiculously athletic, he's swinging around and jumping off shit for half the movie. While reading about the movie on Wikipedia I found out the actor, Joe Lara, died in May this year in a plane crash. I thought it was pretty crazy that this no-name movie from 1989 made its way into my life and just a couple of months ago the lead actor died. I wonder if he ever thought people would be watching this film 32 years later?

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It's December, motherfuckers. Know what that means? CHRISTMAS MOVIES! Here's my list of unconventional Christmas movies. I have not seen all of them but they all seem pretty interesting one way or another.

8-Bit Christmas (2021)
All Through The House (2015)
Bad Santa (2003)
Better Watch Out (2016)
Black Christmas (1974 original and the 2006 remake)
Elves (1989)
Fatman (2020)
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Krampus (2015)
Lady In The Lake (1947)
Rare Exports (2010)
Santa Is A Stinker (1982)
Silent Night Deadly Night (1984)
Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The Gingerdead Man (2005)
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
You Better Watch Out/Christmas Evil (1980)

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>>13000
Die hard also counts

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>>13001
I have to admit I did not care for Die Hard. Saw it once a long time ago, never felt the urge to rewatch it.
I just watched Lady In The Lake, it was pretty good. It's filmed entirely in first person from the perspective of the main character, private detective Philip Marlowe. It was very immersive. A little dated, none the less interesting to watch. The first person perspective makes it feel like everyone's talking directly to you. It felt very strange because Marlowe's a total dick and the whole setup makes it feel like you're him, it puts you in the place of this mean asshole. Interesting experience.
If anyone's interested, here's a download link for a copy of the film. It's a decent rip, it can be hard to find movies as old as this one. The download isn't as slow as the website says.
https://uloz.to/file/uXozGOu09gOA/lady-in-the-lake-1946-improved-zip

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I watched the Gingerdead Man today. It was really shidty lol. It's the kind of movie you just watch to rip on with your frens. Gary Busey was actually pretty cool as a crazy maniac in the beginning of the film. His lines as the Gingerdead Man were also funny. I liked the goofy practical effects, you can see that the Gingerdead Man is just some rubber puppet. I honestly prefer that over bad CGI. Everything about the Gingerdead Man was also really stupid and occult-ish but I just found that funny. I think he could make for a cool villain in some weird horror-comedy slasher flick but the movie doesn't utilize him very well. It also wasn't Christmas-y at all!

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>>13000
I forgot three films off my list oh god oh fuck

Jack Frost (1997)
Santa's Slay (2005)
Klaus (2019)

Santa's Slay is a Christmas comedy horror flick that reimagines Santa as a murderous demon, played by fucking WWE wrestler Bill Goldberg. It's a lot of stupid fun. Pic related.
Klaus is a heartwarming animated film with great style that's about a shitty postman who finds the Christmas spirit.
I have not watched Jack Frost yet but it's supposed to be hilariously bad. It's about a deranged killer snowman.

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>>13062
>murderous deamon
I imagine the tagline for the movie is something like "he sees you when your sleeping" if not then they missed out lol

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>>13064
The movie has two taglines according to IMDb:
>He's making a list... pray you're not on it.
>Spreading holiday fear this Christmas.
They came close lol.

 No.13094[D][DF]

So, I saw the new Ghostbusters movie. The ghost busters game from 2009 is canon lol, Some stuff actually won't make sense if you haven't played it. Two things i don't like, (this won't spoil anything) There's a retard podcaster who's also a brony, And there's a walmart product placement thing just like that one scene (with i think it was either ihop or lowes) in the superman movie from 2012. Other then that, It's amazing. It respects the game, and the two original movies, arguably it's a re-hash with some new characters introduced. Another great thing, almost all practical affects with a small amount of CGI. No dumb humor either, just the aforementioned retard. I honestly thought it was comfy and i have the urge to watch the old movies now.

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>>13094
Interesting. I've never seen any of the Ghostbusters films. Jason Reitman has made good films, Thank You For Smoking was really funny. I did not have high hopes for another Ghostbusters movie after the trainwreck back in 2016 lol.

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I watched Jack Frost today. Holy fuck, it was difficult. The death scenes are so fucking dumb lol. The killer snowman is cheesy as fuck, almost everything he says is a stupid one-liner. The writing is fucking retarded as well. Fantastically bad, recommended if you're into trashy cinema.

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>>13111
Didn't the snowman make some icesicle large hadron collider joke?

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>>13117
I can't remember. He did shoot icesicles in one scene so probably. He made a lot of jokes, most of his dialog is jokes.

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New bond movie was very artistic, Pretty enjoyable but overall fell flat for me by several aspects.
[spoiler]1, M build a bioweapon in secret, the bad guys steal it and it leads to a big "situation" but he gets away scott free without getting in trouble at all dispite all the chaos it caused and it obviously being illegal.
2, Bond has a family and child, only to be killed off horribly instead of maybe some type of nice ending of riding out into the sunset. (maybe i am retarded for wanting bond to be happy, just a personal preference)
3, Q is gay for some reason
4, There's a new 007, (bond isn't 007 anymore) who's a strong black woman who dont need no man who basically bitches at bond through out the movie, because white people bad (throws a russian scientist into a vat of acid for saying he'd kill her whole race because muh racism dispite being the dude who helped make the bioweapon and thus could have been used to disarm it but whatever) There was a cute spanish chick who could have been better off as a companion, clearly new to the game as an agent yet knew what she was doing. Was only used to push the plot along but i felt like she would have been more suited for the bond replacement role. Again, just another personal thing and i might just be stupid[/spoiler]

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>>13191
Other then that, having watched the original four daniel craig bond movies, You lads would seriously enjoy those. Casino Royale has some brilliant Noir black and white scenes which i honestly just love. The series takes itself seriously, the gagets bond uses aren't over the top. The humor isn't pozzed, it presents itself as needed. It's actually quite artistic and the intros are to die for. I can't really think of anything about them i can bitch about.

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>>13062
fucking bill goldberg i need to watch this lol

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Oh god. what are they doing lads, why do they have to revive shid instead of letting it die as it was.
https://www.rt.com/pop-culture/543970-matrix-writers-political-messages/
>According to reports, Agent Smith, the Matrix generated AI villain in the movie, uses right wing terminology throughout the new film, with lines such as “facts don’t care about your feelings.”
[spoiler]
>New Matrix
>Machines rebuild Neo and Trinity and keep them alive and plant them back in the matrix supressing their memories.
>Morpheous is a new morpheous with previous Morpheous code/memories
>Neo was never the one and neither is Trinity unless they work together then they can "overcome" the Matrix.
>They literally fly off into the sunset together at the end
[/spoiler]
Pic related is some notes an anon took while watching the movie, Basically arguments that was made during the movie and he time stamped when they pop up. I'm gonna post some screencaps that'll be spoilered.

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>>13194
Didn't even know the New Matrix was out. I'm tempted to read the notes but I kinda wanna see how bad it is. It's two and a half fucking hours, though. Do I need to have seen the previous Matrix films to understand this one? I've only seen the first one.

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>>13198
Yeah, there's some things that happen in the second and third movie that'll get mentioned and won't make any sense if you havent seen it. The third movie was the finale though and really a fourth movie wasn't really needed in the first place.

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 No.13200[D][DF]

>>13199
I don't have the will to watch the previous films just to understand this one so I just checked out the screencaps. It seems like a crock of fucking shid lol.

 No.13229[D][DF]

>>13200
And that's a wise thing to do. Unless the writer has a story bible and couldn't fit anything into one movie and has no choice to make more, it usually ends up being shid. The same applies with matrix. The first movie is basically a stand alone movie and didnt need other movies to elaborate the story. One is good, part two is ok, and three isn't the best but it's an actual ending. TLDR basically neo pulls a jesus and died for your sins to kill all the robots. He chose to keep the matrix up tho so people can choose to be bluepilled. (which is retarded but whatever)

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>>13229
The third one sounds retarded lol. The 90s/early 2000s was a weird time for cinema.

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>>13233
Kinda interesting to say the least, Can't really elaborate it but every film had a similar theme going with it.

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Watched the old spiderman movie from 2002. What a cgi clusterfuck, But a glorious one at that. Campy in a good way, Like the older comics from the 60's. Dafoe's verson of green goblin is also honestly better then the original comic adaption (the green suit and all) [spoiler]and throwing in the tengu/demon masks around his mansion was a nice touch and a brillant way to show his mental stability. Also it was interesting seeing the love triangle between peter, harry and mary mainly because harry was jealous over his father paying more attention to his fren peter then his own son, so he decided to fuck peter over by dating mary jane just to impress his father that he has a GF. what a shid thing to do lol. I also love how they adapted that moment when peter first got his powers and became a wrestler, and they got Randy Savage to play a wrestler called "Bone Saw" and spidey asked him "if his boyfren made him that costume"[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Spidey didn't get the money he wanted because the guy in charge of the match said he only fought for two minutes instead of three. peter was about to leave when some guy stole the money of the matchmaker or whatever you'd call him and peter got yelled at for letting him run off. Peter didnt care and then shid went down. Ben got killed probably by the same man, hell, if peter was with uncle ben he would have saved him from getting mugged. His actions had consequences and he chose to quit spiraling and be a better man.[/spoiler]
What i like about this movie overall is that there's actually meat on the bone. When the MCU version came out basically he was given a fucking spider suit by iron man. There wasn't any backstory and he didn't even act like a dick like old school parker did. Hell, he's only spiderman by name only. At least homecoming has peter fighting the father of a girl he likes and dealing with highschool shid. After that its nothing but gibberish. part two, far from home is spiderman in florance italy fighting against some literaly who retard version of mysterio who's pissed at iron man for not treating him well and the third movie is some multiverse bullshid with the other two better spidermen because this retard tom holland spiderman couldn't stand on his own or be his own hero without help. I think the new movie is going to be a nostalgic cashgrab then an actual movie with decent story telling, especially judging from this webm with a leaked scene from the movie. Maybe not but after hearing about the new matrix it really seems like a lost cause. Sorry for bitching but i'm just kinda angry with how comics are being treated like shid now. It's kinda odd because the first ironman movie was really well done. Even the daredevil netflix show honestly takes the cake on how comic book media should be. Haven't watched part two of remi's spiderman but if i remember correctly it was better then the first.

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I can see why the murder on the orient express is seen as classic cinema, actually it brought me back to when i was a kid, me and my grandmother would watch episodes of the hitchcock tv show and guess as to who murdered who and why. It took it's time setting up every character so when the time came to imvestigate a murder of one guy, you where left paranoid that literally everyone could be a suspect with almost no one being innocent. I'm not going to spoil anything but i am going to say the ending makes sense but i can't help but chuckle at it.

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>>13244
I agree with what you said about comics. No effort goes into the MCU films, they're just churning out superhero films because they know all the retards out there are ready to consume more. It's like a huge fucking soap opera where you have to watch all the movies because of some stupid little plot detail that somehow carries over into the next movie. It's just made to be consumed and waste time.
I really dig the old Spiderman movies. 1 and 2 are great, I still remember the [spoiler]fight with Doc Ock on the side of a building[/spoiler] in Spiderman 2. Spiderman 3 is debatable but it's good in its own cheesy way. I like how thought is put into backstories of characters and the plot of the film. Like you said, these movies have meat on the bones while the recent MCU films are anorexic. It's because the writing in them is terrible, they just rush through the entire plot to make way for the next film/series/whatever.
Also the Spiderman 2 video game gets an honorable mention.

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[spoiler]that moment in spiderman where the new yorkers threw shid at goblin to protect spiderman put a smile on my face[/spoiler]
I remember playing that spiderman game, I stopped playing it because i got stuck in a level where the building was on fire or i had to stop a thief and i got stuck so i quit like a bitch and never picked it up again. The graphics and web slinging was legendary. Also bruce campbell was the narrator or something which was pretty neat.

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I was watching The Nightmare Before Christmas and I noticed this in the credits.
>Lookinland
What a strange last name.

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>>13247
Part two was honestly amazing, It aged well for both the storytelling aspect and the graphics. [spoiler]bit of a plot hole for me but i'm kinda confused by harry seeing his dead father amd urging him to become the goblin but i guess grief can do that to a person?[/spoiler]
3 was cheezy. It wasn't bad much like how adam west batman wasn't bad. It's clear that Sam Raimi really put his all in to keep the movie grounded and tasteful and toby really shined as an actor by the wide range of emotions he expressed i'm honestly kinda shocked that he pulled it off. The harry osborn ark was well done and his team up and death was poetic.
I think if rami did what he originally wanted to do and have the lizard and the vulture maybe things could have been much diffrent and it probably would have grown as a series imstead of ending at 3 but who knows. Overall an underated trilogy and it's kinda sad to see the normalwatermelon addicts kinda lap it up nowadays. I liked doc oc he was a great character and the building fight scene was great.

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 No.13280[D][DF]

>>13275
Same situation with that speedweed guy that pops up in those dumb superhero tv shows

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 No.13282[D][DF]

>>13280
>catnip has stated on twotter that "Speed" is a nickname given to him by his father on the day he was born, while "catnip" is his family name.
Man's got balls for building a career with that name.

 No.13283[D][DF]

Did you guys know that Hitler has his own IMDb page?
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0386944/

 No.13286[D][DF]

>>13283
Wow that hitler guy is pretty famous

 No.13324[D][DF]

Did anyone watch the (older) version of Battlestar Galactica? It has a few seasons because it got canned for being too expensive but it's really good.

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The first Nightmare on Elm Street is better than I remembered. If you look closely it's actually a story about how adults never take kids or their problems seriously because adults think they know better, simply because they're older. They can't see the world through the eyes of a child.

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>>13405
I like freddies "urban legend" status, also the blur between reality and dreams was done well

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>>13406
Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2 is good as well, even though it's the big-budget Hollywood sequel to the original. It has some great use of practical effects. The characters are fleshed out and have personalities that are revealed through their dialog. I also love the aesthetic of the film, the big family homes, the 1980s high school, the clothing. There's still some stuff in the film that doesn't quite make sense, like [spoiler]how the hell did Jesse get into Ron's bedroom unnoticed? Some people also don't like the fact that Freddy can influence the real world in this film, but he could already do that in the first. In the ending after Nancy pulls him out of the dream he is clearly breaking shid and he also takes her mom with him back into the dream world. It could be argued that Freddy mainly stayed in the dream world because he was immortal there and totally in control, and in this one he lives through the protagonist and uses his body to commit murders. Freddy's industrial nightmare world within the abandoned factory was really cool as well.[/spoiler]
This film is also pretty damn homoerotic. It cannot be denied, there is a whole shidload of gay subtext. The gym coach, the tighty-whities, even Freddy himself could be argued to represent homosexuality in some scenes. The male protagonist, Jesse, is also quite feminine. Not to mention that he literally has the "final girl" role.

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The third Nightmare on Elm Street film, Dream Warriors, might be my favorite in the series. Great use of practical effects here and some retro special effects as well. I really liked how evil Freddy is in this one. He is like a cruel puppet master [spoiler]literally[/spoiler] toying with kids through their nightmares. The third film has a flair of fantasy to it which was really cool, sort of nightmarish fantasy. The fantasy theme is evident in some of Freddy's abilities as well, he's like an evil dreamland wizard. The dream scenes were really diverse, some of them pretty scary. The characters were interesting, most of them had well developed personalities and the actors delivered solid performances. I give props to the music as well, there are some nice tunes in this one.
I think Dream Warriors does the best job at blurring the line between reality and dreams, the pace of the film is very fluid. The film is whacky as fuck in a good way but has tell-tale signs of a series going down the drain. In some ways, the writing was very good, like the characters and [spoiler]when Freddy sees Nancy for the first time since the first film, and his sole reaction is uttering "You...", it was very chilling. That single word bears a lot of meaning when you put it in context of the series. It also shows that Freddy still remembers her and clearly holds a grudge, something which adds a lot of scope to his character.[/spoiler] Cultural elements of the time which where popular back then are kinda shoehorned in [spoiler]the D&D nerd, the chick who's a badass punk rocker in her dreams and the somersaulting chick. It all felt very 80s and silly.[/spoiler] Stuff like that never ages well but to be fair, who watches 80s horror films because they've aged well? Stuff like that feels like it's just put in a film for extra cool points and ruins the integrity of it. Kinda felt like a lot of different ideas were mashed together.
Never the less, Dream Warriors is one of the best films in the series and the last good one in my opinion.

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Alright, the fourth film wasn't as bad as I remembered. Still nowhere near as good as the previous three. It has some cool twists and some gnarly death scenes. I found the main character interesting but mostly the film was just really fucking stupid. Pic related.
The fifth one was even dumber and more often than not a pain to sit through. I didn't really care for any of the characters and drama between them as empty and boring. The ending was dumbfuck retarded. One noticeably bad thing was Freddy's makeup, his face looks like rubber in the fifth film. I don't really have anything good to say about this one, except that I have seen worse.

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The sixth Nightmare on Elm Street film does not warrant a post in this bread.

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>>13446
The tone of your post scares me
WHAT HAPPENED IN THE 6TH MOVIE ANON
DEAR GOD WHAT DID THEY DO>>11978

 No.13449[D][DF]

>>12649
Having rewatched the movie it turns out either i'm retarded, or it wasnt included in the theater version but there is a scene of a fremen actually riding a big worm, it happens for 5 seconds. (and its near the end of the movie when paul says "desert power" Still a damn good movie overall but i have the lingering feeling that they should have done more for leto's father to make him look like a good guy because without that content from the book, it just feels like he's one of those guys who's playing the good guy just to jerk the fremen off and steal their shid, but thats just a nit-pick. Also i swear i'm sure they never said the word "mentat" once.
I can't honestly believe that a movie like dune can even be made nowadays, clearly a lot of love and care was put into it and i really like that big worm. Something interesting i noticed is how the Sardaukar fought like samurai which is pretty neat.

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>>13449
I don't remember that worm riding scene.
>I can't honestly believe that a movie like dune can even be made nowadays
That's Denis Villeneuve for you. The man's a genius. One of the best filmmakers out there. I recommend checking out Enemy, I think it's his best film.

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>>13447
It was just really shid lol. It was so fucking stupid and some of the death scenes were just straight up retarded. Sometimes it felt more like a lame comedy than a horror film. It also goes into explaining Freddy's backstory and the reason for his supernatural abilities. [spoiler]According to the sixth film Freddy just grew up fucked up and when the townsfolk discover his child murdering, some retarded "dream demons" appear to him and offer him immortality, which Freddy accepts. The dream spirits look like skinny anglerfish with down syndrome, presented in the worst 90s CGI you can imagine. Pic related.[/spoiler] In my opinion the mystery surrounding Freddy is what made him so creepy in the first place and this film strips all that away.

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>>13453
thats the same thing that happened to halloween lol

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>>13454
I've only seen the first of the original series. Are you talking about Rob Zombie's Halloween remakes? I really liked those for what they were.

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>>13456
The original halloween's "thorn trilogy" movies not rob zombie's remake

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Watched a really good film today called Pleasure. It's about a young woman's brutal rise in the adult film industry. The film does a good job at portraying how breaking the porn industry is. A nasty business that devalues human beings. It was interesting to see how the female characters were treated more like objects than humans. The film shows a lot of prep work for shooting porn scenes and it all felt really wrong. Not wrong like it's not done that way, but like trying to make something very wrong feel right. The main character was really interesting, she had an ambition the other characters lacked. While they just wanted to fuck and get paid for it, she had a clear goal in mind and crossed some pretty gnarly bridges to get there. Great character development.

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>>13518
I read about Pleasure a couple of days ago and put it on my list. Seems to be a good one.

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Mission impossible 2 is so weird. The story is OK, and there's a fun scene relating to the realistic face mask near the end
Confused with the choices they made like odd jump cuts especially during fighting cutscenes that just feels like some bollywood tier shid. The fighting is basically over the top matrix shid. Mind you, i know there's a martial arts out there thats quite similar to what ethan did but it just seems a bit wrong. The whole move is tone deaf to what the original movie was, this one is basically has a bond/matrix/action hero feel. The third movie thankfully stays true to the feel of the first movie and has a fucking amazing story. Its really weird to watch one movie and watch it's sequal and get a totally diffrent movie dispite being set in the same universe

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>>13567
I've never seen any of the Mission: Impossible films. I've been meaning to check out the first one because it's directed by Brian de Palma, one of my favorite directors. No idea who the director of the second film is but JJ Abrams directed the third so I'm expecting high budget Hollywood shit lol.

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The second Borat film was really funny. It was just as offensive as the first, less slapstick though. It's got some scenes that make you cringe but you can't stop watching. The scene with Rudy Giuliani was fucked up. Maria Bakalova was really good in the movie as Borat's daughter.

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January and February are always interesting months for cinema. They're called the "dump months". Movies that are hard to market and/or expected to flop are released during this time. You can catch some pretty unconventional stuff in the dumping season, some of it really good.

I watched one of these movies today called Gold. It was really good. It's a fucking brutal survival thriller about two guys who find a huge chunk of gold out in the desert. There are only like four characters in the entire movie. Zac Efron plays the lead. I think Zac is such a good actor and I love that he's taking on roles in small, unconventional films like this one. He's moving away from that pretty-boy image he had back in the 2010s. The other main character is actually played by the director and co-writer of the movie, which I found very interesting. They were both very good in their roles.
The worldbuilding in the film is really well done. It's worldbuilding done right, the movie shows you certain things which gives you an understanding of what this world is like. How the characters talk, how they act, etc. It doesn't elaborate it to you. I hate when movies do that, it treats the audience like you're expecting them to be idiots. It's much better to let them figure things out for themselves. The world in the film is really harsh and brutal. Zac Efron's character goes through fucking hell.

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>>13608
I remember seeing zac efron in the disaster artist playing a drug dealer and i had to do a double take because i didnt even realise he was even in the movie, he was intense.

 No.13611[D][DF]

>>13610
I remember that! He was really good in that role. It's funny cause in the original movie the guy playing the drug dealer is the best actor in the film. According to Greg Sestero's book that guy stayed in character for the entire shoot of that scene and scared the other cast. That's fucking dedication lol.

 No.13628[D][DF]

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Holy fuck, I just watched a movie called Bleak Moments. It was so fucking hard to watch. Not because it was bad but because it's so awkward. It's about the dysfunctional life of a secretary and it's literally just an hour and 48 minutes of people being awkward together. I skipped through the last half hour because it was just unbearable. Comedy-drama my ass, it was pure cringe.

 No.13632[D][DF]

>>13628
sounds pretty
[spoiler]bleak[/spoiler]

 No.13648[D][DF]

Nolan did a great job with the prestige, Something that always bothers me is when they reveal something early on in the movie that was better left played at the end of the movie for maximum effect.
[spoiler]There's a scene with a teleporter, Tesla was testing it, and it wasnt really working. The guy who got tesla to make it walks out frustrated only to discovered that it works, a scene that would have been more powerful if it cuts to the guys horrified face without showing what actually happened, jump cutting to the scene with tesla mentioning to destroy that god forsaken machine after the guy was done using it, then showing what actually happened near the end of the movie in the big warehouse scene[/spoiler]
No matter what i walked out of a thrift shop with a 3$ dollar movie and hit the jackpot because this movie is gold. I thought it would be some "rival magicians try to out do eachother" and stumbled into a psychological thriller/horror
I also love the 1890's spiritualism feel and david bowie as tesla was brillant

 No.13675[D][DF]

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I just watched Guillermo del Toro's new film, Nightmare Alley. Holy fuck, what a ride it was. It follows a carny with a knack for conning people who's got aspirations of making it big.
I love del Toro's movies. He's a real old-school filmmaker. His movies are always full of adventure, danger, romance... It really harkens to a time back when movies were a grand thing that promised all that, when they were a riveting tale that would grip the audience. del Toro still carries that in his films which is something I will always admire about him. His style of filmmaking is so distinct; the way he controls the camera, all his shots are beautiful. The colors in the film, the set design, the lighting, it all blends together so beautifully to create a real experience. You feel as if you're watching an actual film made with passion and love when you watch a del Toro film, not some CGI clusterfuck just made to make money.
The cast was fucking great. A lot of good actors delivering amazing performances. Willem Dafoe and Toni Collette stood out to me as they're some of my favorite actors/actresses. Bradley Cooper does a really good job as the main character. That was a real interesting character. He has some great character development throughout the film and you were always excited to see what he'd do next.
The film was very bloody at times, which is expected from del Toro. Keep in mind that del Toro had a childhood sprinkled with violence, he did grow up in Mexico after all... Violence in his films is always portrayed realistically and gruesomely. I like how del Toro uses violence, he doesn't litter the film with it but saves it for a few moments where it hits hard.
Watch this film, anons, it's fucking great.

 No.13676[D][DF]

>>13648
It's been a long time since I watched The Prestige. I remember the twist in the end but not much else. I didn't even remember Bowie was in it. I need to rewatch it, Nolan can make some pretty good shid.

 No.13681[D][DF]

>>13675
He's really good at characterization and even better with practical effects and making realistic monsters

 No.13686[D][DF]

>>13675
william dafoe always looks like a gremlin creature to me
just look at his face

 No.13687[D][DF]

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Anyone watch Falling Skies before? It was a TV show that aired on TNT back in 2010, and co-directed by Steven Spielberg. Aliens invade and the aliens totally fuck the military and destroy the power grid. and the world becomes a post apocalyptic hell hole. The alien slowly picks off a crippled humanity one by one either using them as slaves or food. In comes Tom Mason, a history teacher that became second in command of a group that calls themselves the 2nd Massachusetts Militia Regiment, who are a group of civilians and fighters that are trying their best to bunker down and surive and figure out what the hell even happened and maybe try to build back humanity and fight back.
I remember it being a pretty damn good show with an interesting cast of characters but it seemed they had issues with producers coming and going so the writing felt conflicted at times.

 No.13688[D][DF]

>>13687
Never heard of it until now. It sounds pretty cool, even though I'm not a big Spielberg fan. I do like that practical effects alien.

 No.13710[D][DF]

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This movie was fucking good! It's about a washed-up porn actor who returns (unwelcome) to his home town. The main character is such a shameless piece of shid, he was so interesting to watch. I think films about bad people are intriguing because you never know what level they'll sink to next. All the characters were really interesting, too. They have a very characteristic look to them, very southern and lower class. The director is known for using non-professionals and even non-actors in his films.

 No.13725[D][DF]

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Have you guys seen Smiling frens yet?
I thought it was pretty good. It's nice to see psychicpebbles finally get a show on the air after Hellbenders and Leo & Satan didn't pan out. The mixed media style was really cool and I liked how surreal the setting was. The characters were funny and well voiced. David Firth voices a character in one episode and I thought he was great.

 No.13759[D][DF]

I was re-watching peter jackson's hobbit and lord of the rings series
Good shid.
I haven't read the books in a while but i think it does a good job of bridging the gap between whatever plot holes that appeared in the book without straying too far from the lore. Of course some stuff got changed to make the story more dramatic because that's what movie adaptions do, but it just feels like it respected tolkiens work.
To this day i get chills and some scenes like the battle of helms deep just knock me off my feet.

 No.13762[D][DF]

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>>13759
I love LotR but I do not care for The Hobbit.
>but it just feels like it respected tolkiens work.
Considering The Hobbit, hard disagree.

For one, the single book was stretched to three films just for the sake of money. More films = more money. I also think they wanted to do three films because it would be a grand thing like LotR. There was a lot of hype around there being three films.

Religious use of CGI. Fucking terrible. There's an entire fucking dwarf in the movie who's just CGI. What made LotR so great is how immersive those films are. Everything is real. All the orcs are actors in costume, the armor the characters wear is actually there. I think they even handmade chainmail armor replicas in some scenes? There is a reason for The Hobbit's obnoxious use of CGI: The 3D craze at the time. Remember how every movie back then was in 3D? Peter Jackson and the producers wanted to jump on the 3D bandwagon (money money money) and to have a movie in 3D you need a motherfucking shitload of digital effects.
Another fun fact: This almost caused Ian McKellen to leave the film.
>When making The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson and his team decided to jump on the 3D bandwagon - forcing them to change their previous working methods. While the practical approach had served The Lord of the Rings extremely well, such techniques proved futile on The Hobbit, with the 3D cameras exposing any attempts at in-camera trickery. Instead, McKellen was isolated from the other actors on a greenscreen set and fed his cues through an earpiece. Meanwhile, the hobbit/dwarf actors were on a fully-decorated set and performed the scene as if McKellen was present.
>“You can’t see the faces of the other actors you’re working with, who can all see each other on the adjacent set... I got absolutely miserable and had a little cry to myself. I didn’t realize that the microphone I was wearing was open so that everybody could hear me, muttering to myself about how I wanted to go home and so on... It was so distressing and off-putting and difficult that, I thought, ‘I don’t want to make this film if this is what I’m going to have to do’. It’s not what I do for a living. I act with other people; I don’t act on my own."

The plot. The plot was stretched and tired. I actually think the third Hobbit film is the best one, only because the shit shitty plot takes a break to watch some cool fights. That orc hunter who tracks the hobbits through their journey was really interesting but he just took a backseat role with minimal screen time. The romantic subplot between one of the dwarves and the female elf was so forced I felt like I was watching Deep Throat. The plot suffered immensely from being stretched into three films.

I don't mean to shit on your parade, anon, but I really can't hide my passionate hatred for The Hobbit. I mean, shit, most LotR fans think the same. One guy even re-cut the trilogy himself into a single film in an attempt to better it.
Source for the Ian McKellen stuff: https://screenrant.com/ian-mckellen-hobbit-quit-acting-gandalf/

 No.13786[D][DF]

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Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short "The Fox Chase" (1928).

 No.13788[D][DF]

>>13786
nice. i remember watching several episodes through the epic mickey game. sad that disney just forgot him.

 No.13895[D][DF]

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I just watched Trash Humpers. It's one of my favorite films. It's a found-footage movie about a small group of sociopathic old people who go around fucking shid up. It's filmed and edited entirely on VHS, it has some serious aesthetic. This girl I knew described it as the worst film she's ever seen. I think it's great, it's extremely creative and I've never seen anything quite like it. You can stream or download the entire film here:
https://archive.org/details/VOTrashHumpers2009HarmonyKorine

 No.13965[D][DF]

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Family Guy is so bad, man. I've been having it playing on my second monitor while I work on stuff on my computer.
The first three seasons are alright. Some episodes from those seasons can actually be considered funny. The Son Also Draws, E06S01, is one of the best episodes. But somewhere between the third and fourth seasons it just gets really fucking shid. There are still a few funny jokes scattered around there but every episode is just 80% references. It's literally just "hey look, it's that scene from that movie but with Peter". It's so fucking bad. Starting with S04 most of the jokes overstay their welcome as well. Those jokes that go on for way too long because that's what's supposed to be funny about it.
It really sucks cause it has the potential to be funny. Most of the characters, like Peter and Stewie, are fun to watch and Seth MacFarlane is a fantastic voice actor. Most of the jokes that aren't a reference to some fucking American celebrity are actually funny and that's what really stings.

 No.13975[D][DF]

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>>13895
This seems like something I'd be into, but I'm kind of apprehensive. [spoiler] inb4 I can watch it for free there's nothing to lose [/spoiler] The only other harmony korine film i've seen is the beach bum and I didn't like that very much, way too drawn out and therefore dull. How does this compare to something like pink flamingoes?

 No.13979[D][DF]

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>>13975
[spoiler]You're lucky you inb4'd.[/spoiler]
It's true that the works of John Waters and Harmony Korine share some similarities but I think their work is quite different. I think John Waters tries his hardest to be disgusting and shocking. Korine does indeed shock the audience as well but in his case I feel like there is reason behind the madness. There is a story, a fleshed out idea. There is purpose. To me the films of John Waters feel like a compilation of gross/controversial shit happening that's connected through a loose plot, and it's just there for the sake of being gross/controversial. It can make for an interesting watch but I can get the same effect by scrolling through a rekt thread on 4chan. This makes John's films somewhat a relic of their own time. I think they hit much harder back in the 70s when footage like that was hard to come by.
I think Harmony is much more artistic. There is integrity to his work and I'm really fond of his low-quality aesthetic. I like how all of his films focus on characters, something which gives his films scope. I do recognize that Harmony's films could be described as strange shit happening that's connected through a loose plot, but I think his imagery, characterization and storytelling provokes consideration. It all connects to tell a greater story.
I think The Beach Bum is not his best work. I recommend Spring Breakers and Trash Humpers. Gummo is his most widely known film, I haven't seen that one in years so I can't really give an opinion on it. Julien Donkey-Boy is good but a bit depressing.

 No.14008[D][DF]

>>13965
I've always thougth that in an alternative universe it could've been
a high brow show

 No.14009[D][DF]

>>14008
I wholeheartedly agree. I've heard American Dad is pretty much just Family Guy with much better writing but I've never checked it out myself.

 No.14020[D][DF]

>>13965
Part of the issue is lazy animation, it really seems like they started copy-pasting assets like Tim buckley instead of hand drawing. Peter also became a total asshole who didnt give a flying fuck about his family where originally he was kinda a "family guy". They made similar bad changes like making stewie gay, where it was only done as a joke before. it took away the punchline!
Maybe the show shouldnt have lasted that long, i mean half of the jokes made on the show made back in the day totally wouldnt have even been allowed nowadays, hell they even said it in the episode with president trump with some meta commentary how they promised not to "make fun of gay people anymore" where honestly humor should be made at the expence of everyone. They probably also had to cut back on the animation quality too just to save money.

 No.14021[D][DF]

>>13725
David firth was actually told to bring back the "jerry jackson" voice that he used on those old flashes which is honestly pretty fucking hilarious. I guess the only thing i have to bitch about is i would have liked to see an episode or two focused on the other characters like alan or whatever.

 No.14023[D][DF]

>>14021
We will definitely get a season 2 so there is hope.

 No.14026[D][DF]

>>14020
I like how psychopathically retarded Peter is, I think a lot of the best jokes in the show come from how stupid Peter is. I preferred evil genius Stewie over gay Stewie. By season 4 the show became more like a compilation of gags than a sitcom like it started out as. The humor also became much more juvenile.
>Maybe the show shouldnt have lasted that long
It's funny you say that because Family Guy was actually canceled after season 3 due to low ratings. DVD sales and rerun popularity convinced Fox to bring it back for a fourth season. Family Guy used to be that show that did all the outrageous, fucked up stuff other shows wouldn't do but it turned into an easy cash cow. You're right, the animation and probably the writing too were cut back on because Fox knew they could churn out 24 eps per season for minimal effort with maximum reward.

 No.14063[D][DF]

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Deep Water was really good. Ben Affleck is such a good actor. It became sorta trendy to hate him a while back but I don't think he deserved the hate. I was pleased to see Finn Wittrock as part of the cast. Some of you anons might recognize him from the fourth season American Horror Story. He's an underrated actor in my opinion.
The movie's description on IMDb makes it sound like some cuck fantasy but it's nothing like that. It's actually a dark story about a man and a woman who have a twisted and dysfunctional relationship. A lot of character development here, really great stuff. Ana de Armas plays Ben's wife and they have really good chemistry. A lot of small moments between them that show the relationship runs deeper than one might think. I thought the cinematography was a little weird in some places but everything else was pretty damn good.

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Jackass Forever was fucking great, man. Seeing the Jackass crew come together again to punch each other in the balls was fantastic. Some really good stunts here and I absolutely loved seeing how dedicated these guys are to the Jackass name. [spoiler]Knoxville got knocked the fuck out by a bull and Ehren got tricked into getting up close and personal with a fucking bear.[/spoiler] They're still the same retards, fucking with each other on camera and having a good time. I also loved that they brought in Lance, the camera guy from the previous movies who kept vomiting over all the nasty shit. The end credits included some old clips played next to clips from the film. It made me very nostalgic seeing how far these guys have come.
I thought it was kinda weird to have a chick among the Jackass crew. Jackass has always been a guys thing and it was pretty obvious she was just there because hurr durr equality. Her stunts were also pretty tame compared to the other shit and sometimes she didn't really seem that into what was going on.

I want to share a link to some obscure Jackass media. It's one of the DVDs Steve-O released back in the 2000s. It's got some serious aesthetic, the footage is mainly composed of Steve-O and his friends being retards and doing stunts. It's pretty interesting because there's almost no production value, it's just raw Jackass-esque bullshit. There's also bonus footage of Steve-O before Jackass, like home videos of him doing stunts and some old skateboarding footage. This DVD is pretty hard to find online, I can't even remember how I stumbled upon it, so I wanted to share it here in honor of the new film being released.
https://mega.nz/file/hRFCBA4R#ZDjF_DujAJ3B4-YlHsN-AXFfg2R0F46ajl3iuGmoU2U

 No.14121[D][DF]

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Брат (Brother) is now one of my favourite 90ies movies. It's about the young (handsome) ex-conscript Danila who visits his older brother, a gangster in St Petersburg. He quickly becomes involved in criminal activities, nightlife and romantic adventures but also begins to question who he has become. Very intense, very simple, very human plus excellent soundtrack.

 No.14233[D][DF]

I found this website today that has a huge collection of obscure films. Some of them old, some of them relatively modern. Pretty cool.

https://rarefilmm.com

 No.14236[D][DF]

>>14233
fucking great find

 No.14296[D][DF]

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I don't really understand why universal made so many unnecessary monster movie sequels.
The invisible man, Great! The invisible mans revenge? Pretty damn good considering its like the third or fourth movie. Really felt hitchcockian. Invisible mans return? Only reason the movie was watchable is because of vecent prices acting, And the special affects are really amazing. Everything else is pretty garbage and this works the same way for every other universal monster movie. One good, the second ok and the rest goes downhill real quick.

 No.14308[D][DF]

>>14296
I think it's just the same old story, film studios will milk the absolute shid out of anything that makes money.

 No.14319[D][DF]

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I spent Easter binge watching Death Note. I think this is the third time I've watched it, it's just as good as it was last time. I love how intricate the plot is and I like the characters, I think Light is especially interesting. [spoiler]His intentions were good but as a person he was too flawed to see it through, his maniac ego had consumed him entirely by the end.[/spoiler] I also like Ryuk and Light's chemistry, or lack there of lol.
I don't see why people dislike the second half of the animu, I think it's great through and through. [spoiler]One thing I found weird was why Rem killed L, it seemed unnecessary at the time, like she didn't need to kill him then and there. It felt a little forced but after thinking about it, Rem probably panicked because she was in love with Misa, so she acted hastily. That makes sense to me.[/spoiler]



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