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The last movie thread has reached the bump limit.
It must be said upfront that these two great movies I'm recommending can't rightly be called 'wizardly,' but they still resonated deeply with me in some respects.
Both films follow retired people living quiet, somewhat reclusive lives. As a longtime hikki whose life sort of resembles that of a retiree, it was nice to see this kind of existence portrayed well on film. Beyond that, both films have wonderful, bleak, and interesting plots.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sense_of_an_Ending_(film)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/45_Years
Lately I watched the Bleach movie on netflix.I am a big fan of Netflix and AMC channels. But I for watching stream online I use vpn tool from Veepn.cоm
Lately I watched the Bleach movie on netflix.I am a big fan of Netflix and AMC channels. But I for watching stream online I use vpn tool from Veepn.cоm because in my place Netflix tv banned
Dark city was a cool movie, never heard of anyone else wating that.
Heres a classic
I had borrowed a box set years ago. I liked his movies
Is it related to the MK character?
Baraka is "blessing" in Swahili; it's a weird coincidence.
I think I got trolled into watching pedo bait
I watched the Italian film Maladolescenza (think it translates to something similar to puppy love or something). The story was weak, the cinematography was mediocre, the audio was just plain bad including out of sync adr, and the acting was subpar at best.
So you might be wondering why it was recommended to me, well it has a bunch of underage "attractive" youths run around nude.
I was not amused.
Must watch foreign film my ass.
I finally watched Marnie. I really love Hitchcock movies but some aren't as good as others and I had a bad feeling about this one as well…Boy, how wrong I was! What a lovely masterpiece! As the saying goes "they simply don't make them like this anymore". So classy, so elegant. Felt so refreshing to watch a good movie after all the trash I've seen recently.
Where should I start? The music, it is absolutely wonderful, Herrmann didn't disappoint me this time either.
Next, the characters. It makes me laugh that they advertised this as "suspenseful sex mystery" when the whole movie has the exact opposite, "anti-sexual" atmosphere for a lack of better term. It is because the title character/heroine is basically a witch or at least has strong wizardly qualities. She hates men and sexuality, says numerous times that she just wants to be alone and spends most of her free time around horses. Hell, Sean Connery's character has to semi-rape her during their honeymoon because she refuses to have sex AND after that she tries to drown herself because she despises sexuality so much. One of the most sympathetic heroines I've seen in a movie, ever. This is a strong point of the movie: all characters are decent and likeable, even the succubus who is supposed to be Marnie's rival isn't a complete bitch. There are no villains in this story, the true battle takes place in the soul and mind of Marnie. Rutland - Connery - is a quite entertaining hero too.
Third, about the plot. It isn't anything mind-blowing but gets the job done. Marnie is one of those movies where the characters and the atmosphere are more important than the story itself.
All in all, I enjoyed it greatly. The acting at some places may seem strange but old movies usually have this, guess what they defined as good acting in the past differs from today's standards. Tension and tranquility mix well and give this masterpiece a unique atmosphere. It's rare for me to get emotionally worked up over a movie but this one succeeded, mainly because I found it easy to relate to the heroine and I liked all of the characters. One of my favorites from Hitchcock and I think one of my favorite movies generally, regardless of what the critics think/thought. Got the novel too, I will give it a try later.
Funny, 3 years ago I saw another Hitchcock movie titled "The Wrong Man" based on a true story about a man framed for a crime.
It starred Henry Fonda and was one of the main movies which inspired Scorcese to make "Taxi Driver", I can say that. (it's not good but not bad neither)
I only saw parts of that movie on TV. Found it boring and to be one of the weaker Hitchcock works. Still, I want to watch the full movie before I judge it.
Anyway, I recommend that you check out Stage Fright, Rope and Vertigo for starters if you are new to Hitchcock.
K, I'll see which one is more accessible (I lucked out on The Wrong Man)
Not gay but Sean Connery in his prime is truly a stunning man.
Very handsome and charismatic.
You don't see actors or people of that stature anymore.
Very similar to Baraka is the Koyaanisqatsi series.
1 and 2 is good but the third one sucks shit.
This is part of the reason why I want to get into old movies more. The actresses and actors were really something else back then, they had style, grace and charisma.
And people can say what they want about how hypocrite society was back then and stuff but at least they knew how to make masterpieces and good movies.
By the way, I've just learned that apparently Hitchcock wanted to get it on with Tippi Hedren and was so infuriated because she kept rejecting him that he blocked her from starring in other big hit movies through his influence. Now I'm far from being a white knight but man…that was just so dirty from Hitchcock. What the hell.
I just came from being invited to see Far From Home.
At first I liked it cos they fixed everything I hated about the first one (especially Mary Jane) and there's one scene in particular which was extremely inspired involving Mysterio and Peter Parker within the rising action.
But in terms of someone who was betrayed by an over-rich cunt involving holograms, it hit me too close to home.
But hey, at least the crown makes it. XP
And now I saw 2019's The Lion King…if style was copyrighted then I'm pretty sure Peter Jackson'd be pressin' some charges.
But other than that, meh.
>>48928>portrayal of psychopathy is exceptionally accurate>portrayal of something that isn't even a real psychological diagnoses is exceptionally accurate
You don't say…
I thought birds was alright, but I do agree it has serious pacing issues that throw a wet blanket on the whole movie.
It also feels so out of place when you look at the other works of the director, all mystery thriller with romance/noir elements and then here is something as absurd as birds attacking humans. The Birds feels like a black sheep among Hitchcock movies, at least to me. Wouldn't say it is a bad movie but rather feels like an experiment to me that didn't work out quite well.
I remember this one. Most of the male dolls died to save to female dolls.
You say that as if it served to the film's disadvantage.
There were only like two female dolls weren't there? Out of the nine.
This one was too ouch. The mother being burned alive, then discarded like trash amidst hundreds of other faceless victims. The coldness of the aunt towards the young kids despite their loss. The innocent ignorance of a child causing the death of his only remaining loved one, and the doctor who neglected to hear his story when he finally learned of his his errors, turning the child to crime. Then the abandon for all compassion from the guys cleaning the impoverished corpses out of the terminal, throwing away a young man's one and and possession and memory of anything good in his life before being discarded himself, joining the countless other faceless victims of war.
Didn't watch it expecting it to be so harsh and ended up shooken for a bit. The destruction one tiny firebomb can due to a jaded and hopeless nation. Pretty metal.
Purple Rose of Cairo is his best
I was going to go watch Toy Story 4…cause, you know, I'm a complete robot who will just watch anything that is a sequel regardless of the soul-wrenching history behind it.
Fortunately, I'd rather not be passionate about anything than be passionate about it in a way that isn't true to myself.
I still haven't got around to watching 3 yet.
Well if you're like me who grew up with succubi when Toy Story 2 came out and though Barbie needed a LOT more emotional development (I'm being serious) the 3rd movie was kinda worth the wait.
As far as David Fincher films go, this is some of his more chill works next to Benjamin Button.
Otherwise I'd recommend this film where Sean Penn isn't typecast for a change.
finally watched pirates of the caribbean….
this is what normies were going nuts over? :(
If by normies you mean children then yes. It is a high budget semi-decent pirate movie by Disney. Of course it was a massive hit with kids.
no, I mean grown ass adults
do you even live in america? they wouldn't stfu about it
I didn't really know too many adults that were all that into it when it was out.
Then again I didn't hang out with tons of normies at the time ether.
>>48983>Then again I didn't hang out with tons of normies at the time ether.
then again, normies wouldn't be hanging out with a toddler
Dude, are you even actually a wizard?
"He'd" better be.
If not, let's just say Pandora LeMarchand's box is in its rough draft..
Can you believe they are still shitting out those movies?
If they want to continue with it, the whole thing needs a high budget reboot by people who actually know what the fuck they are doing, instead of this low budget retardation that the franchise has devolved into.
If only we lived in a world where they gave a golden vomit about the source material.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8UGlMcXPI8
The latest one was 2017. I'm afraid to watch it and see how old and haggard the actors look now, while I'm also tempted to for the same reason.
no no no no no….goddamn it
you implied that I hung out with normies, so I implied that you were still in your crib (and probably were)
don't insult people
>>48995>are you even a wizard?>no no no no no….goddamn it
I had to turn off the third pirates of the caribbean flick, and I have never turned off a movie before. Never. Not even B-movies. I haven't seen anything this fucking unbelievably stupid since hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. How did they manage to make it even worse than that?
Oh my goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood it was so bad!
is there any horror movie you watched where you follow the villain around and not the norms?
Man bites dog comes to mind, though barely counts as a horror film.
August Underground is probably closer to what you are looking for, but is pretty shit.
Just remembered Maniac and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.
There is also The Devils Rejects
(thinking some more)
Mr. Brooks, though that one is more suspense/thriller
Frailty was pretty good
I heard Killers is good but I haven't got around to watching it yet.
That is all I can think of at the moment.
Oh wait, there is also the movie Spike, which is a low budget horror romance movie, but I don't think that is what you are looking for.
if you think the third one is bad, try watching 4 and 5
i watched them all up to the one with the strong succubus protag, i don't remember much about it except for one line. she said something like, "because i'm a womyn" and then i shut it off
Thanks a lot, will check them out.
"On March 4, 2017, director Joachim Rønning stated that Dead Men was only the beginning of the final adventure, implying that it would not be the last film of the franchise, and that a sixth film could be released."
Because it's the same guy that believes in the Duluth Model of Violence. This means that if a succubus beats a man, or simply pretends he beat he, he goes to jail because of institutional "sexism." Bernie believes so strongly in that position that he went against his own views on guns to get the law passed.
He's another boomer who believes succubi will save the world, and defers to them when they dominate him on his campaign stage, as the world saw.
Trump believes that succubi are smarter than men, because in modern nuworld they are preferred.
The entire thing is a joke for peasants to be entertained by.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
It was alright. Not quite as impactful as the first but still top notch for its genera.
No. I haven't seen all of his movies yet but Summer With Monika and Summer Interlude are both better than Strawberries.
alright wtf I just watched 4 and 5…..
why are people calling them bad?
I wouldn't say they are awful movies but Pirates 4 and 5 were very dull and lifeless movies that were mostly a retread of the previous ones
I enjoyed them. To me the world of pirates of the caribbean in 4 and 5 was balanced and more down to earth (for a fantasy world) like in the original film, unlike that cringy, extremely overwrought davy jones arc. The jokes and humor were genuinely funny to me. Barbossa was great. I didn't fall asleep. They were just plain fun movies. I think I'll even rerun them.
Well the last avengers movie turned out to be a disappointment. The way thanos went out was just plain anticlimactic. The producers resorting to ye olde "time travel fixes everything" cop-out for plot resolution. Ugh. And killing off you-know-who in order to set the stage for a successor flick with a female replacement really pisses me off. I followed the film series since 2008 for this shit? Just remind me why I don't pay to watch movies anymore.
If they end up following the comics then this is probably the end of good movies for the franchise as they are about to hit the really bad comics now.
Dark City was huge before the Matrix stole its thunder. Oldfags like me know of it
You got what you deserved.
Capeshit is cape shit. You knew what they were doing and you knew Stark and Cap's contracts ran out with this movie and both wanted to move on. >>49226
no one cared.
I didn't see anyone wearing a cape. I don't know what the fuck you're talking about.
Then you never watched the movie did you?
Nobody wore a cape. I think maybe doctor strange did for a second at the boss fight (not sure), but that was it.
There's nothing "metal" about war you sick person.
I saw this one something like 11 years ago. It was on Google Video in full back then, and I still remember some of the fucking gut punches this movie gives you. This is "highly recommend" #2.
You seem pretty unfalmilar with metal.
War is quite a common subject of metal, including the grisly details and horrifying nature of it. Metal doesn't look away from the darkness and depravity of the human condition.
Saging since posting more about music then movies.
I was out and about today and decided I didn't want to go home. I rarely go to the theatre, but for the first time in a decade I had gone to see SpiderVerse (wasn't impressed) back in January because I was gifted a movie gift card, and I enjoyed the experience, so I decided I would do that again.
I remembered seeing this poster for this movie outdoors, and I had found out that it was a Quentin Tarantino movie from flicking through 4ch/tv/ sometime a week or three ago - he's apparently a big deal over there. I think his movies are alright. So I decided I want to see it.
The movie itself, wasn't great. I didn't dislike it but it was forgettable; nothing really happens and there's nothing to take away from it. The plot was uninteresting and generally a bit confusing; I would maybe go as far as to say, "poorly written". The movie drags in the first half and only picks up, a bit, toward the end. O actually hoped and slighty expected that the ending scene was the half-way point, despite the fact that the movie was already 2 hours in (actually I think it had a 3 hour runtime).
I thought the oppurtunity to show succubi ass-shots was and over-used, excessive. The Bruce Lee scene wasn't a huge deal, nor very funny. The humor was crass, easy, predictable, boring ("normie"). I maybe smiled at the not-so-subtle foot-fetishing.
Well, for the good part I liked the performances of Brad and Leo; the general aesthetic was cool though I don't personally romanticize the 1960 or 70 ( or 80/90/etc.) era and found the presentation of it so loudy assterted as to be almost obnoxious. There were a couple cool action scenes.
A succubus wrote the story. Which was a big surprise to me.
It's a controversial picture based on an edgy book that tells a tale of a middle-aged dude falling in love with a loli. I don't understand what's so complicated to you. It's pretty straightforward. It's showing pedophilia in a more moderate light. Where the pedophile is not portrayed like some child-rapist demon who only cares about his own pleasure. Plus the MC is not exclusively pedo, he just kinda falls in love with the loli. That's literally it. The ending is just explaining that it's unsustainable due to society's view on the matter.
There is a fuck ton more going on in that movie then that.
broadcast news (1987)
tried watching it to see what a younger william hurt was like
I got 39 minutes in until the sheer girlishness of the writing started giving me an actual headache, the characters were so immature and stupid it was like they teenagers at their first job instead of grown ass adults and seasoned media professionals, especially the lead yenta whose incessant freaking piehole still rings through my ears hours after deleting it
I need to start watching trailers before jumping into things
watch Body Heat if you want to see a young William Hurt
Just saw it today and I gotta agree with you. Though depending on how old you are a lot of the movie will just fly right over your head as it did mine. Basically the whole movie is setting up for the charles manson murders, but as someone who wasn't alive when those occurred and never cared about them much, I had no idea.
no, the name tells me all I need to know
I watched it yesterday and thought it was good, it definitely was kind of "nothing happened" but I enjoyed having Leo and Brad Pitt working together, they can be really funny. I also digged the romanticized version of hollywood Tarantino created. In any case it didn't bore me through 2 hours and half which is something.>>49302
yeah the movie clearly plays with the fact that the manson murders should happen at any time, but then blueballs you by going all alternative history
watched event horizon a few days ago. i read that a whole bunch of shit was removed, and it sure felt like it. the entire movie felt unfinished at every point. the visuals were cool but there wasn't enough chaos. it's a pretty old movie so i will forgive it.
I watched Fahrenheit 11/9
At first it was just solid butthurt that I found somewhat amusing, but 30 minutes in the film lost all focus and devolved into a general propaganda piece that didn't even try to hide how it was playing fast and loose with the truth. Most of the sections only were linked by the strong level of trump derangement syndrome. It wasn't as profeonal as Moore's other works and it also wasn't as entertaining. A hour in I was just bored and mildly annoyed but there was a full hour left. It turned into a irritating slog to try and get through.
Even if you like the other work from Michal Moore I would really recommend skipping this one.
I expected better from Park Chan-Wook, The Handmaiden was too exploitative for my taste.
He probably lost his way after directing Stoker.
That's technically true of virtually every film which centers around human characters.
Watch "Trial on the road" (1971) then.
Some very wizard movie got an English subs too.
i can see why ud be disapointed given its title
watched aquaman tonight
self-proclaimed "halfbreed" MC saves the day against blond bad guy who spouts off about his "pureblood"
waste of time hebrew propaganda
That was your takeaway from the movie?
Then again I didn't even watch it because I never liked aquaman in any incarnation.
No. Because I don't use that moronic fake word.
That is what I took away from the movie.
I thought the "Individual merit is more important than lineage. Go social mobility." sentiment is as old as the French revolution, or is the idea to overthrow monarchy a jewish plot too?
No, it's not stop being a contrarian idiot
Shitchan's /tv/ generally have shit taste and don't know what the fuck they are talking about most of the time.
i just marathoned a bunch of friday the 13th movies.
here's my tier list so far.
VI > V > IV > II > I > VIII > VII > III > IX
i couldn't even finish IX. it was so fucking bad i don't know if i want to. and i'm not going to watch X and the spin-offs until i finish it. i'll post an updated ranking list when i'm done. it might be a week or so. IX is awful awful awful.
VI, V and IV were so fucking good that they're nearly tied with each other. i honestly only put VI above V just purely because the alice cooper credits song was so fitting of the era and such cheezy goodness that it elevated it.
i think IV is the best true to the formula 13th movie. most of the films that try to be something different and gimmicky end up sacrificing the formula and becoming different movies completely. like i really loved VI and V a lot but they don't have the retarded teenagers at a summer camp at all, jason goes to manhattan kills all the retarded teens really early on and then you're left with a weird and pointless character examination of these codependent relationships. and so on.
so what im trying to say here is IV is the perfect combination of plot and world building and other things going on without sacrificing what an audience expects to see when they see a friday the 13th movie, which is retards being retards and then getting murdered. i think IV is the best film if you're judging it overall as an intellectual property, it's the best representation of the product by a lot. but V and VI have a lot more happening narratively, and i'm a narrative guy.
writing this post actually motivated me to finish it.
IX just got worse and worse. they have a The Thing moment where a little tentacle monster climbs out of jason's chest and hides in the rafters. it was fucking pathetic.
all the slow-motion shots, just fucking pathetic cinematography, too. i hated jason XI a lot. it's a wayyy worse movie than III. i hated III too but i never wanted to stop watching it or fast forward through any of it. >>49759
i'm never ever taking the advice of a board who voted pulp fiction as the best film of all time.
typo, meant to say jason IX. there is no jason XI unfortunately. i don't think they're every making another one.
For me it is
5. V and VII tied
6. Freddy vs Jason
8. Jason X
IX /Jason goes to hell/ isn't a bad horror movie but it is definitely not a Friday the 13th movie.
The most underrated ones in the series are III, V and VII. So criminally underrated movies that it hurts. /Especially VII, Carrie vs Jason, what is there to dislike people?!/ Also, watch Freddy vs Jason - that one is really delicious. Jason X is more of a comedy horror but I've found it funny.
Overall, Friday the 13th is one of my favorite horror movie franchise. Most of the movies are above average quality in it.
Crap, I forgot about the remake.
9. Jason X
i really want to hear why III is your #1. its characters were the most obnoxious in the series, the motorcycle gang characters went nowhere and did nothing. it was just a super boring slow burn that introduced nothing new about jason or his lore.
ironically i think that last succubus jason fight in III is the best one in the whole series, and i really liked the final shot of her being escorted to a police car where she's wigging the fuck out. but those few good moments can't salvage it imo.
i liked II better than I. they were close calls. what made II the definitive victor was the wheelchair kill and using jason's mom's sweater against him. the sweater thing was extremely ingenious and it's the only time in the whole series that jason is humanized.
jason vs carrie was wasted potential. the psychic fight was too cheap and poorly shot.
friday the 13ths formula causes a lot of problems narratively. you can't really have any complete character arcs or have plots go anywhere much because jason has to kill everyone. the only way you can have a plot play out to completion is to have the character(s) someway directly associated with jason. this is i think a big reason why everyone including me considers VI the absolute best film. every single named character's motivation in VI is in some way tied to jason.
this is to say that the whole plot with carrie's psychiatrist and mom abusing her was doomed to fail from the start. there was sooooo much build up and characterization with these three that was all literally for nothing. and i just didn't care about any of them at all to start with.
I like III the best because that was the most memorable Friday the 13th for me. When I think of "Friday the 13th" then I instantly think of Part III. The main theme /disco Jason!/ is catchy as hell. Also, I loved the guy playing Jason in this one. He moved so elegantly, cruelly and evilly - especially in the barn when he doesn't have any mask and we only see his back. Jason gave off a different air here, not simply a psychopath but someone who is tactical and hunter-like. I liked the characters too. The ending was also great - how Chris escapes into the boat and sees Jason through the window and after that Jason's mommy comes out from the lake as a reference to the ending of I, in which kid-Jason jumps out of the water. And the biker gang was a nice addition to the usual dumb college/high school kids. It was interesting to watch Jason kill people who can actually "fight back" /ofc, since this is horror they never had a chance but whatever/. And this episode introduces the iconic hockey mask too - to tell the truth I liked his mask from II better and would have preferred if he had different masks from movie to movie but we can't have everything, right?>its characters were the most obnoxious in the series
That was Part IV for me. Just horribly bland and simple characters aside from Tommy.>ironically i think that last succubus jason fight in III is the best one in the whole series
Yes she is good but I like the original succubus from I the best. Shame she was killed off at the beginning of II. Another notable mentions are the succubi from VI and VII.>using jason's mom's sweater against him. the sweater thing was extremely ingenious and it's the only time in the whole series that jason is humanized.
I didn't like that in II. It made Jason look like a complete idiot.>friday the 13ths formula causes a lot of problems narratively. you can't really have any complete character arcs or have plots go anywhere much because jason has to kill everyone. the only way you can have a plot play out to completion is to have the character(s) someway directly associated with jason
I think you are seeing too hard into things, Friday the 13th has always been a cheap and silly slasher-trash movie franchise. Plot is really secondary in these kind of movies, at least to me. I determine their quality by the kills and how much mindless fun the movie can afford, plus the atmosphere and how entertaining the characters are. In these categories Friday the 13th is one of the best slasher franchises. If you want plot-focused horror movies then I recommend you the Scream movies. They are my another favorites.>i think a big reason why everyone including me considers VI the absolute best film.
I didn't really like VI. It started the nonsensical stuff with Jason being a zombie and all that, he has just become WAY TOO overpowered, even by horror standards. I found it unnecessary to make him immortal. I would have liked another movie like V where a new killer comes into the picture. Also, it gets additional negative points from me because it broke the continuity of the series, VI basically shits on V like it has never happened at all.
In contrast I liked VII because of the characters. Melissa or whatever was the bad succubus's name was a fun bitch-bully and in general I liked the atmosphere and thought it would have been a good ending for Friday the 13th.
Okay, where to start?
You know how most 80s homages try to look as 80s as possible yet only end up looking like a movie that came out recently but with 80s references, music, etc?
That’s because they seem to forget how flawed 80s movies were themselves: cheesy acting, testosterone, characters relying on one-liners for personality, and effects that you can probably do on aftereffects now compared to them (heck, they even make a Home Alone reference, right smack dab after the former decade)
THIS movie, despite having all of these, pokes fun at them in a satirical way rather than shoving it in our faces (not that there’s anything wrong with that in the case of Kung Fury) yet it still aims to be good.
The first half has that standard grindhouse/exploitation feel you’ve already seen from Hobo with a shotgun, Turbo Kid, Mandy, etc. except, much like them, it tries to outdo them all, while the other half, surprisingly, takes itself seriously to the point you’ve gone from watching an homage to the martial arts portion which even the first half promised.
This movie is probably at its best when it’s not trying to be like all the other 80s homage by being more of a Quentin Tarantino meets Paul Verhoeven meets Smosh: It knows how to be a good movie while still not afraid to sacrifice doing so to be fun.
Plus it’s even more fitting to have seen this as this decade is at its end cause the theme song itself sounds like it came out as the 80s themselves were finishing up.
I feel guilty for not liking Studio Ghibli because their films are obviously well crafted but I find most of them a boring to watch
Eh, if you're not a kid it's reasonable you don't like them that much.
You do know that studio has made a lot of films that aren't really for kids right?>>49994
I can understand where you are coming from with some of the movies. Many movies from that studio have a slower more deliberate pacing, especially their dramas.
I don't understand your question.
Please use a actual sentence so I can properly respond.
Lots of them are just propaganda films anyway. Not for entertainment but to put leftist ideas into your head. Like the one you quoted there for example is just anti-war. It doesn't follow any narrative structure or have any character building like a normal movie, because it isn't a story. It's propaganda. Many of their films are like this, like pom poko and nausicaa valley of the wind as well.
What are the movies they made that are not for kids?
Stuff like The Wind Rises, Only Yesterday, and arguably stuff like Princess Mononoke
So now common sense is considered a leftist feature too? Everyone who isn't a tryhard edgelord is automatically a leftist? And you guys wonder why everyone hates /pol/ and its cancer.
After finding out there was a movie based on the Ant Hill Kids (a absurdly violent and fucked up cult from Canada) I had to check it out.
The movie is called Savage Messiah. Honestly it really didn't even come close to doing the true horror of what actually happened justice. Really had to tone things down I guess. Still, the movie was ok. Not great and focused a bit too much on the lead social worker, but nothing stands out as being bad about the film.
>>50009>Like the one you quoted there for example is just anti-war.
The director denied Grave of the Fireflies being an anti-war movie and I agree with him. It's really a story about two children who are failed by the adults around them and starve to death because of it.
this one got me started on him in my 20s. the professor definitely has a wizardly vibe. when he was looking back at the end i broke down pretty bad.
my personal favorite (not saying it's his best) is The passion of Anna. apparently Bergman was humiliated from some tax struggle in sweden and felt isolated and went off to an island to life for a while. you can sense the isolation, loneliness, and shame in the movie, i find it comforting in my worst moments.
the script is garbage and the self-pity in that movie is enough to make crabs blush
The script is indeed wonky, but Joaquin is good at delivering it. He truly carries the movie.
I don't know what you mean by self pity though
Was there a lot of people watching it? I'm not sure about going to watch it with my mother, haven't go to cinema since I was a kid
This movie has had a superb viral marketing campaign. They stirred up controversy with the crab theme and now the SJWs are going through their faux outrage and everyone on chans is talking about it and shilling it.
The same is true of plenty of good movies (the self-pity part), doesn't make them bad. It's still does a good job of feeling emotionally authentic
I am inclined to agree. It was the weakest of the first blood films and just a poorly paced generic action film and didn't have much to say unlike the other films in the franchise.
Yeah that's obvious. Everything after the first movie was a cash grab.
It's one of those rare, seemingly extinct types of films where there's no use in listing the bad aspects of it because EVERY possible aspect is bad, with not a single good trait hiding somewhere within. It's not even good in some sort of ironic way.
Sorry I didn't see the post.
I went to an early wednesday showing and it was mostly empty, just me and like 10 or so people more. If you want to avoid people I would reccomend going on the week in the afternoon.>>50122
It isn't even a crab movie, its more about getting left out of the system and lack of healthcare than about not being able to fuck
It doesn't even matter what the movie is. It's just the fact it's about joker. That's it. Cause joker is a crab meme.
>>50142>Cause joker is a crab meme
but its the contrary, the Joker memes are clearly meant to mock crabs, its pretty obvious with the whole "veronica" and gentleman stuff. Only the media thought that those memes were supposed to be non-ironic.
It's a really weird path it's gone down. It started to mock them, then stupid people took it seriously, and now it's done straight, even by the crabs it previously mocked.
Which is weird since this is a very left-wing movie. It's anti-rich, anti-Trump and it even brings up MeToo at least 4 times during the movie
Rambo IV 5/10
I sort of liked this movie because it uses the conflicting viewpoints among the characters to tell a story and reach a conclusion on what is the right attitude to have.
We meet an apathetic Rambo who has been living by inertia. He thinks there’s no reason to fight, he has given up and minds his own business without a care in the world. Reality proves to be meaningless when all your efforts aren’t rewarded or don’t serve to change the world into a better place because that is impossible.
In this pessimistic line of thought, Rambo has acknowledged one ugly truth: there will always be war. So why fight? That’s why he has adopted a “Fuck the world” attitude.
A Christian missionary group is introduced to prove why we should always do what is good even when it all seems to be pointless. The answer is pretty self-evident if you’ve ever asked yourself that question, so a movie is not necessary.
Regardless, I’m glad we have Rambo back in a film where we can see him learn a valuable lesson and take the right decision.
That lesson, in Rambo’s words:
Live for nothing or die for something.
That’s what the movie tries to prove, that we should always strive for doing what is the right thing. It’s a very religious movie in that sense, but it doesn’t get caught up on that, and shows the other side of the coin, that when you’re pushed, you’d do what nature intended.
You will do what you deem as wrong if you’re pushed enough, despite your religious beliefs or convictions. In other words, you can’t escape your nature but that’s no excuse to not act against it when you know it’s bad.
Just finished watching Joker. While it wasn't a masterpiece it was a really good movie. Because it can be taken a lot of different ways I actually highly recomend watching it for yourself and forming your own opinion on it. It doesn't suck so even if you don't like it for personal reasons it won't feel like a waste of time.
Well I am off to watch abominable because I'm a sucker for whimsy.
I hate anyone who identifies with Joker's bullies instead of him he did nothing wrong
Abominable was ok. Just a average nice looking but mediocre in most other aspects. I found it refreshing as it was pretty different in a lot of ways from other films that fall into the same category, but the story was really weak an every other aspects other then looks were mediocre and could have used just a bit more polish to make it a truly good film.
Lastly I watched the new Rambo movie. I was disappointed. Rambo didn't feel like Rambo and everything about the movie was subpar, even the action and violence I came for. The worst of the 3 films I watched today. I actually found a review that points out all the problems I had with the movie if you don't mind spoilers.
The Rambo that came before this one was a better end and in hindsight they should have left it there. Last blood just wasn't good. Very dumb and not in a fun way. It's shit. Would not recommend.
How many movies have you seen, wizards? (assuming you keep a list or log)
About 2500 probably more
Who keeps a list/log of movies they watched?
I don't even remember how many times I have been to the theater this year and it has only been a handful of times.
I use letterboxd I am meticulous about keeping records of everything I watch
1916 movies. Though 300 or so of those are movies I planned to watch at some point (I don't watch anything anymore so I'm assuming this list is not going to get much larger than that for the next several years). This number includes movies I have watched since I was a little kid. Over the years I managed to track down every single movie I have any memory of watching it, except for 3 titles I just don't remember enough of them to track it down, and believe me, I tried. One of the very last I managed to track down actually took me over a year. It's called Straight Into Darkness and I watched on TV one night when still a teenager. The only scene I could remember was one of the protagonists sliding down the roof shooting at some soldiers. That and I knew more of less the year I watched it. I must have perused over 10k movies tagged as "war" on imdb before finally finding it. Another movie that was a huge pain in the ass to find was 1993 Knights. I watched that when I was about 8 or 9 on TV one day and the only scene I could remember was the last 10 seconds of this fight; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWU4MsZRfY4
. I could distinctly remember that guy with the eye popping out and I remember he was an android or robot. That took years to find, looking through thousands of movies tagged science fiction and fantasy released during the 90s. Thanks God I don't have any more movie memories, because trying to find that stuff was very frustating. Back when Imdb still had forums I must have posted hundreds of messages asking for help to find those films.
Since 2012 I have seen 11. I'm not sure how many I would have seen over my life.
It's a well acted movie about mental illness, the DC villain had little to do with it. They just tacked the name "Joker" onto a movie about mental illness, threw in a bit about class struggle, and called it Joker.
It was well acted, had some spotty editing, and I think, other than Joaquin's performance, it'll be looked at later as a little weird.
The only reason it's anything is because they marketed it and forced a crab narrative, because they planned that.
It's a refreshing movie, related to an intellectual property by name only, and because it involved acting and actual characters, rather than CGI and pretty colors.
according to letterboxd I have seen 1907 in total, trying to reach 2000 this year
So what site is better to catalog the movies I've watched, imdb or letterboxd (or other)?
I use letterboxd because I like it better aesthetically
Watched this movie called Wake.
Was some drama about a widowed mortician with agoraphobia who at the start of the film is given a blow up doll as a gag gift. Things kind of go from there.
It is a pretty mediocre film but I didn't feel like I totally wasted my time watching it, even if it generally is probably something more for my mom's demographic then myself. I am not saying it was as bad as a lifetime movie, but it was close at times.
I watched roger rabbit this weekend. For the next couple days I daydreamed about how cool it'd be if toons existed irl and that gave me a big grin. But then I thought about how people would always be having sex with them. 😞
the sex i could deal with, but you just know that the Toons would end up making the likes of us the butt of their jokes whenever possible, either inadvertently (by trying to cheer us up) or just out of sheer malice.
Reminded me of Cool World. It is actually related to the plot that sex between people and toons is a no-no for "reasons".
Nowhere near as good as Roger Rabbit but still worth a watch if you haven't seen it.
Found this film called The Lake Vampire.
Bit of a different style then the usual vampire movie. Was pretty good. Should note that it is in Spanish though.
>>50252> I am surprised he is hailed as a hero and even "forgiven" by the succubus though, feels like a forced happy ending if you ask me
Its been a while since I watched it, but I always thought the "happy ending" was just him imagining it moments before dying. Its way too perfect for the kind of movie Taxi Driver is.
Plus it makes zero sense for him to live after getting shot in the throat
It has been confirmed by the writer and director that it isn't a dream and that is how the movie really ends. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxi_Driver#Themes_and_interpretations
Even though I saw it years ago I think you summed it up pretty well. This is the kind of movie that is more straightforward than people make it out to be. There isn't really any deep theme or anything, it is about a guy who gets sick of his mediocre life and boredom. Sexual frustration and the desire to appeal to social norms - such as having a gf - also play a part in the despair of Travis. He doesn't know what to do with his excess energy so he decides to kill someone. At first he wants to kill the politician but he fails miserably. So why does he want to kill him? No real reason, other than the succubus being a devoted fan of him. Travis probably wants to murder him because of jealousy. Now think about it, if he succeeds at murdering this man then he would be considered a creep, a lunatic, a villain in the eyes of society and common people. Contrast this with the actual ending: he shoots the pimp and the client who currently enjoys the teenage succubus. Why? No real reason either. He basically kills two people who posed no harm or threat to him just for the sake of it. And society ends up worshiping him and treating him like a hero. The same drive moved him in both cases. Murder for no reason is wrong IF you kill a certain type of people, otherwise it is socially acceptable. Shows you how society is made up of mindless retards who go with the flow and don't think for a minute. Even the succubus ends up wetting her panties for Travis at the end, he is no longer a "loser" /although the person in question didn't change a bit/ to her, society approves of him so all is well.
I think the ending fits in perfectly with the movie and I don't even consider that the ending is maybe just a dream. It is unsettling because it shows you that you can be a psychopath as long as you operate according to society's demands, nothing wrong with it. And looking into the eyes of Travis at the end you can see that he hasn't changed at all, he will probably pull off some other vigilante act in the future and God knows only who will be the ones he will find unworthy of life.
Watched real human bean. It's kinda okayish I guess but I don't get why it gets so popular on imageboard. It's a character driven movie but that is exactly the problem, I can't relate or understand the character. In fact I think he is the dumbest involuntary celibate loser I've ever seen in media. Now I feel like those people who leave a bad review on books or movies with outcast main characters because "The protagonist is an awful person" but that's just how it is with character driven story. Someone can depict a personality with the most astute understanding but if you can't empathize or relate, it might as well be depicting a made up personality. I suppose the reason it got popular is because a lot of failed normies see themselves in the driver but I can only cringed at his bad decisions and yawned at some scenes. The only parts I enjoy is the music, colors, and action scenes but they are not spectacular either. I at least am amazed by how crazy the main character's decision. Take a lot to risk your life for something when you can just walk away and live your merry life. He and other crabs see something in self-sacrificing for a some bitch, I wonder what.>>50272
Yeah, I don't think Travis has any deeper motivation too. Your view is really similar to this youtube video I see the other day that also mentions the pattern of Travis infatuation with both succubi which it frames under the goddess-whore complex, and also the idea that Travis heroism is accidental. I like your idea of society's moral relativism and the different treatment one gets for the same action. Reminds me of this movie He was a Quiet Man but I didn't finish that one because I can't handle the vicarious embarrassment, also about a loose canon outcast turns accidental hero.
I watched both of these and didn't really like either. Which is strange cause I enjoyed similar movies like fight club.
I only saw parts of Drive when it was on TV, never cared to watch it fully. From what I saw it is a worse version of Taxi Driver, with a protagonist who has no personality whatever besides being "the strange guy". No wonder crabs like it so much, very easy to self-insert when the protag is made to be a self-insert. Taxi Driver appeals to the same crowd but it is at least a much better movie. Travis has some personality and Taxi Driver spares us from the "trying to be emotional but failing badly" thing that goes on in Drive with the driver, the succubus and the kid. Those scenes made me want to laugh at how forced they were.
>He and other crabs see something in self-sacrificing for a some bitch
My problem with these kind of movies exactly. Given that in TD Travis was only using the teenage slut as an excuse for murder he is at least more tolerable but succubi still play a big part in his life too, like you said with the term "goddess-whore complex". I would like these kind of movies better if the social outcast would go berserk/go down a destructive path because of some higher ideal or something similar, not because they are sexually frustrated (Travis) or want to whiteknight for some succubus (driver).
>>50273>but I don't get why it gets so popular on imageboard.
It's because he was "autistic just like me". That's it. Same with latest Blade Runner. He had a waifu and "don't like real succubi". That's it.
Same deal with Joker.
But at least 2049 was a decent film which placed story and direction before being a shell hero story.
It's a very stylish and well made crime thriller, the protagonist is the least interesting part of the movie
Travis is a Vietnam veteran with PTSD
do people really fly like that from a 12 gauge? fucking lol
I use both but prefer Letterboxd, I only use IMDB because Letterboxd doesn't let me log the TV series I've watched.
No but it's cool so it gets a pass.
Like most of the gun stuff in Django unchained which is wildly unrealistic but fit very well with the movie.
I know lots of wizards here have contempt for Taxi Driver, and by extension Travis Bickle himself, as being nothing more than the ballad of a failed normalfag, but I don't care. As far as being an outsider from the rest of the world, alienated, plagued with personal frustrations, general confusion, boredom, & copious amounts of bubbling, subterranean anger/hatred towards everyone & everything, I can identify with Travis and even almost understand & empathize with his urge to just randomly kill some people. It'll probably sound "cringey" as hell, but I've also sometimes thought that if Travis came to my door and said, "Come on, let's go on our suicide mission", then I'd almost feel tempted to join him so long as, as opposed to the end of the film, we both, or at least I, died by the end of it. That feeling of just being completely disgusted by everything, not wanting to be here, and just being generally quizzical and, again, confused to the overwhelming insanity of the world, only to become yet another victim & purveyor of it. I don't know. I hate the world and so does Travis. We're both pariahs & freaks who hate the world. That's all that matters to me.
That once scene in the diner where Jodie Foster says he should join a commune and he just responds with something like, "I wouldn't get along with people like that", is a line that stands out for me. Tacitly expressing his contempt, and perhaps fear, of community. Ultimately however, I think he just despises people and any notions of "community", are to be held in suspicion & contempt. In the end, he'd simply rather be a force for destruction & chaos as a means of self-annihilation, while also serving a big fuck you to everyone else. Again, call it crab-tier angst if you want, but Travis, even though he's about as far from a wizard as you can get, is still a character I feel some semblance of catharsis & connection to.
You're not a wizard but a crab if you're still angry towards everything and have violent fantasies towards random people
No, that makes you a warlock. Crabs are different for other reasons.
Does anyone else here use private trackers to download movies?
>You're not a wizard
According to you. And you're just some random idiot who's childishly prejudiced towards those of a different temperament than yourself, twisting wizardry to suit your own retarded worldview. Also, for the millionth fucking time, wizardry is about being a 30, or 30+, year old virgin. That's it. Think before you speak next time, dumb wizkid.>>50344
I have days where I'm a peaceful mage and I have days where I'm a wrathful warlock. Wizards are human too, you know. I have various moods & ever changing emotional states just like anyone else. Either way, whether it's someone as placid as Christopher Knight, as an example, or someone as unhinged as Travis Bickle, both have their qualities I can empathize with & feel a cathartically satisfying connection to.
The state of you, go take your meds
Hmm. I was a little disappointed after watching it but I realized it was due to my childish and idealistic expectations. I should have realized already that we will never ever get a Carrie adaptation that will give back the book's dark atmosphere sufficiently. I read the book ~2 months ago and it was fantastic so after that watching this average remake of the 70s Carrie movie it was obvious I would feel unsatisfied. That said, I don't think this is a worse adaptation of the book than the 70s original or the TV-movie made in 2002. The original De Palma adaptation is highly overrated, in my opinion while the latter two - 2002 and '13 - are underrated. Not one of the three comes close to the book, unfortunately. As for what is the best Carrie movie, hard to say since I watched the other two years ago, maybe I will rewatch them now to compare them with this one, even though I almost never rewatch movies.
But back to the topic of Carrie 2013: the music was good, same guy composed it who did the music for the Scream series. The succubus who played Carrie looks way too good to play her but the other movies had good/average looking succubi too so I don't hold it against this one strictly. There are some dumb changes which annoyed me though: Carrie's mother is depicted as an overprotective mother almost instead of a sociopath who uses religion to justify her cruelty. Also, she is for some reason into self-harming now. What the hell? Why did they have to change Momma so much? Also, why is it that in the movies they always make the gym teacher into a nice motherly figure to Carrie? In the original novel she was way more distant and apathetic towards her. Guess normals just can't comprehend what it is like to be hated by almost everyone so when making a movie adaptation of Carrie they have to lighten the mood always and make the characters not-so-much-of-an-asshole as they were in the novel. There are some changes that were ok though, like placing the stone rain at the end, the killing of Chris and Sue ending up pregnant. The massacre in the gym was also well done. Plus the credits song got stuck in my head.
All in all, this was all right. Could have been much better though, if they kept to the book instead of trying to remake the 70s movie. As someone for whom the closest thing that exists to a waifu is the character of Carrie White I can say that I don't regret watching it. Give me more Carrie adaptations, Hollywood! (But please be a little more original and creative if you won't stick to the book.)
A Hyena in the Safe (1968)
Completely forgettable italian crime movie from the late 60s. Cheesy, stupid, stylish but not enough in either of those areas to be a memorable piece. The music was good at least.
It is about various diamond thieves from different countries who worked together and gather to divide up the diamonds between themselves. Twist follows twists - not the good kind of twists, mind you - and things turn into a bloodbath.
Only watch this if you love italian crime movies from the 60s/70s/80s otherwise avoid it unless you are really bored.
It was very… Heavy for me. When after leaving cinema there was a heavy silence stuck in my head.
Imagine being taught to cheer people up just to realize one hates them all. After fighting with hostility for so long, one have to snap at some point.
I'm strongly shocked and disgusting with killing but what else can be done with people who torment others just beceasue that's who they are, no matter how much and how many punishments, they would oppress other people again and again. That's what I learned in elementary school. Even if I tried to defend myself they would keep at it until someone would get hurt. Kill or be killed situation.>>50252
Taxi driver have the same core idea as joker(in a wide sense).
Hush now, wizkid. Don't derail the thread further with your clueless whinging.
Red Dragon (2002)
Rather good adaptation of the book. Except for the fact that it doesn't really give a crap about the Red Dragon itself and pays way too much attention to Lecter. I understand that Anthony Hopkins plays his role really well and with the Silence of The Lambs movie Hannibal Lecter became a famous icon in pop culture - but this movie isn't supposed to be about Hannibal Lecter. He was only a minor side character in the book. Red Dragon is supposed to be about Francis Dolarhyde while in this movie he becomes a secondary villain and his past, what made him into a serial killer, was barely explained…because they needed the screen time to put in more Lecter-scenes for the fans which weren't even in the original work. And they changed the fight in the ending too, which was perfect as it was in the book. So Dolarhyde, who is an extremely intelligent and cruel killer, who has already killed 6 children by the time we reach the ending…suddenly kidnaps the kid in the house and waits for Graham to find them, only to say to him 'Don't move or I'll kill the child' or something along those lines. Really, guys? Did you even read the book before making this movie? All right, I have an idea why the ending confrontation was changed: because the movie makers were afraid the audience would throw a fuss over the main male character getting his ass kicked HARD by the villain. We can't have that, right? Because that is how it went in the book: Graham got the shit stomped out of him and got his face knifed after getting shot. The only thing he could do was kick the gun out of Dolarhyde's hand. And Dolarhyde was entirely owned by Molly. But in the movie they had to make Graham into some Chad who can hold himself against a psychopath while he really shouldn't be a character like that, this takes away the feeling of realism the ending of the book had. In general I also have the complaint about the movie that it is watered down, I mean the gore. Not showing Freddy with his lips bitten off? Not showing Freddy burning/burned to a crisp in detail? Come on. But the music was good, Danny Elfman delivered as usual. Overall a better movie than what I expected.
Death Carries A Cane (1973)
Better than your average giallo. The music is forgettable, the kills are all done the same way basically - cutting throat with razor - so they are repetitive but the effects are good nonetheless. The characters and dialogues are funny and entertaining. The plot is okay, though the killer's motive is basically just insanity so yeah…Oh and there are tits and nude ladies too. Watch it if you want to experience a slightly better than average giallo/slasher.
>In general I also have the complaint about the movie that it is watered down, I mean the gore.
you really like that shit, huh
many wizzies here are too low iq to get the ending (i admit i was also too low iq and read a comment online iirc)
basically he's hailed as a hero by society but he is not, he just wanted to kill some degenerates and got to do it, he didn't really care about saving the succubus
the look he gives out at the end, and the fade to black shows that next time travis erupts in hatred he probably won't be a hero, just a murderer who'll be killed by the police or sent to jail
travis is the perfect anti hero
Also at the end of the movie travis is just as alone as the beginning
the alienation stayed, he'll kill again
Not particularly but I'm not anti-gore either. I don't like it when a movie adaptation leaves out the gore in order to save money or to appeal to people who don't like gore.
I watched a couple from that franchise recently and holy shit, I almost tortured myself throughout to watch till the end. How these films are considered classics is beyond me, it's so dull. Even though I kinda like the Tolkien books. Maybe my brain is wired the wrong way and everyone else find it very entertaining except me, I dunno. This might be a bit harsh, but it's garbage, same as Star wars movies.
Yeah, It is a very good movie and one I can recommend even to people normally put off by "foreign" stuff.
That is unless they are one of the ones who just can't do subtitles because they can't read and watch the movie at the same time.
The actual lord of the rings movies proper are well done in most regards. From well shot, well acted, and well paced.
While there are a few things here and there to nit-pic they are legitimately good movies by most objective standards.
The Hobbit movies, not so much.
The original star wars moves were great, the prequiles had ok, they had their good moments and bad but overall very enjoyable, and the disny ones for the most part suck when it comes to anything involving writing. The visuals are nice and the sound is on point, but god damn does it fuck up nearly everything else. It is like really shitty bottom of the barrel fan-fiction with that some how managed to get all the funding in the fucking world.
The problem I had with it is that it lacks the realism of the older trilogy. Like for example the orcs, in this they are huge, cartoony CGI things that ruin any kind of feeling that they are real beings, whereas in the Lord of the Rings they are just guys wearing a metric ton of make up and stuff, so they look realer and in proportion to the world they are in, not like they from a cartoon.
I'll give them this:
It's not every day you see a case of whitewashing AND cgi at the same time.
How do you feel about the The Hobbit (1977)?
you know the full animated one.
I actually like that one much better then the ill-advised hobbit trilogy.
I agree. The original animated feature met the tone of the book closer in my opinion. I see the story as one of innocent observation of the big world through the eyes of small but brave characters. The live action films however try to add this overly serious atmosphere on to every scene and overplay the drama, even going as far as to tack on a bunch of romance. It takes itself way too seriously.
I saw the first film.
What seems to persist in my mind is how this felt less like a sequel and more like a lot of things seem to feel like nowadays after more than a decade of inactivity: a reunion special.
For one I didn’t even see the first one in theaters. Two, I felt more taken aback by how far the four protagonist actors have come, with Harrelson and Stone having come a long way while Eisenberg and Breslin seem to have more in common with the director in terms of *ahem* film choices. But I think that’s why the film works: it knows a decade doesn’t just go by without drastic changes. Even with the continuity from Eisenberg’s fear of clowns to an oddball tribute to Bill Murray, by returning to his roots, Fleischer is not only able to work with his strengths but modify them if not fix them entirely. Hell, thanks to Mr. Wilson and Mr. Middleditch, there’s even a scene which I think pokes fun at the now archaic nature of Harrelson and Eisenberg’s characters from the first film without self-deprecating to the point it nullifies its own existence.
But without sidetracking, I think this film reminds me of a trope I used to be TOO obsessed with since the first Zombieland: deconstruction. In fact, the film almost even acknowledges how that trope has evolved since then given what all the characters go through in terms of their relationships and the way the apocalypse has changed since the first film. What was deconstruction became that same self deprecation until it finally became what actually was the definition of its undoing: self destruction (at least with the significance of this Babylon allusion). But thanks to a coincidental Terminator reference (given the Dark Fate trailer) it lead to the obvious cure: reconstruction. Like I said, I was too obsessed with the trope to give as proper an explanation as I obviously would’ve since seeing the first film.
Overall it was passable. It’s not a perfect movie, at least not compared to the first, but I don’t see how I could’ve made it perfect without bringing painfully subjective ideas to the table.
The Fearless Vampire Killers
Like every other Roman Polanski film I didn't really like it and don't really get why it got so much praise.
Every few years I give one of his films a chance and every few years I feel like I wasted my time in doing so. I just don't get it. The man is a hack both as a film maker and actor. Yet there are people to this day that act like he was some sort of genius.
If you didn't like Breaking Bad than you almost certainly wouldn't like this either, but given that this is a film made expressly for fans of the show, like myself, that whole prior statement kinda goes without saying. All in all, for me, it was really nice to see Vince bring back the magic, tension, atmosphere and exquisite pacing of BB in a way that's both satisfying and respectful to the story/characters, along with the audience in general. A brief, yet compelling epilogue that ties up what few loose ends remained, providing one last hurrah for just about everything people liked about this series to begin with.
To put it another way, El Camino is as good as something like Better Call Saul is bad. And BSC is about as bad, boring and crammed with unnecessary storytelling & filler as it gets. That's why I'm so thankful we got something like El Camino at all, given the cynical milking of the franchise through that complete garbage ass prequel. Worse yet that BCS will, and is, being dragged out for as long as possible, even in spite of the fact that it's so painfully unnecessary and is a story that didn't even need to be told in the first place. The fact that it's a prequel just adds insult to injury. Nothing could be further from BB in tone & actual artistic quality than BCS and it's honestly a turd that needs flushing down the toilet already.
Anyway, outside of harping on about BCS's abject awfulness any further, El Camino had some clever little twists & turns that genuinely caught me off guard, great pacing & drama, along with a few carefully & tastefully implemented callbacks which helped to further add to the story. I was never the biggest Jessie fan, but Aaron Paul really gives it his all here and his performance is quite impressive. Again, I'm really glad to see that this show got the extra send off & encore it deserved. Better yet to just cancel BCS and leave the damn thing alone now. The story's been fully told, so stop trying to squeeze blood from a stone and tarnish what's there for extra cash. Fucking lazy hacks all across the entertainment industry looking for a safe & easy buck. Sort of shit that will always make me sick.
The choice of song at the very end was also excellent. Sort of song I wished I'd managed to find & listen to on my own, but, either way, it fits the scene perfectly.
I thought i was going to read a great comfy review, and I enjoyed it until you started shitting on better call saul (which could be argued to be a better show than breaking bad).
Sorry you lost all credibility and I stopped reading right then and there.
Can't say I expected someone to come along to defend BCS of all things, especially here. Not that I really want to get into a senseless internet argument about this sort of crap, but outside of the brother character and his quirks, along with the relationship & ensuing drama that Jimmy has with him, I honestly didn't find anything compelling about that show whatsoever. Almost everything in it either just felt unnecessary, forced, or the worst kind of fan service level pandering. And at the end of the day, who fucking cares how Jimmy became Saul? Who himself was a rather minor supporting character, all things told (similar on the level of Skylar, Mike, or Hank, etc.), whom shined only because he was there to help spice up a much larger & more interesting story. And it's a story in which we know how it ends already, so, like many other prequels, it's a literally pointless narrative endeavor and any sense of tension is pretty much impossible to build, since, among other things, nothing can happen to Saul, or Mike, or Gus, or whomever else who appears in BB. Not to mention, that it's also highly restricted & limited in what it can do story wise since, again, it has to fit in & maintain canon with BB. The show should've honestly been its own thing, in its own universe, instead of hitching itself to the BB wagon, which in my estimation was done for no other reason than to cynically facilitate its further milking for profit. I only watched the first season a couple years ago and that was enough for me.
As an aside, just because I made a point of mentioning my distaste for BCS doesn't take away from how good El Camino is, nor does it invalidate the rest of what I said in regards to it. Disagree with me all you want about BCS, but, if you're a fan of BB at all, you'd be doing yourself a huge disservice by not checking out El Camino at some point.
didn't even know it was a thing, guess I'll try easing myself into watching movies again with this.
Yeah, I know what you mean. Maybe it's just me though, but Todd seemed way more likable/relatable in El Camino than I remember him being in BB. It's been a while since I've watched the show, but I seem to recall his character being more meanspirited or just plain annoying in certain ways, but maybe I'm misremembering. Either way, he almost has a bit of an autistic quality about him that makes him hard not to relate to on some level, at least for me. The fact that he's such a wholesome, cheery and almost obliviously child-like individual, while also being an oddly remorseful & sociopathic killer, makes for a rather interesting & likable combination. Him being such a hapless nincompoop on top of all this is also something that hits home for me, since I'm just as useless, if not moreso.I found it interesting how we see that he has a pet tarantula when the film takes us to his apartment. Is that supposed to be a reminder of how he shot that kid on the dirt bike? Perhaps inferring that his character is haunted by it in some way and keeps a tarantula as a reminder of what he did? Being Todd though, it could just as easily mean that he developed some quaint fascination with tarantulas afterwards and is totally aloof about any guilt one might expect him to feel about it.
that tarantua is literally the kids tarantula, he picked it up.
This is why you dont like bcs, you probably miss all the subtleties of it.
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Smdh wizzie, git gud at watching movies/series.
just watched maniac cop 1
it wasn't scary but turned out to be legitimately well acted and directed for a budget 80s horror flick, remarkably not at all cringy, it also stars bruce campbell fwiw
I flicked through bits of the sequel and it looks pretty crazy, can't wait
I like this movie a lot , watched it in 2011 i think and rememered it when you wrote about
It could be better though but , i like it
I think the main things that I didn't like about it was the mediocre acting, boring cinematography, and the writing has some problems that could have been fixed with either another draft or fixed with editing to fix some minor continuity issues and plot threads that don't go anywhere.
The concept is pretty good and the characters are interesting. It's the execution of many of the ideas that I had a problem with.
Not a big film buff, but I enjoyed watching three plus two. A soviet romantic comedy about… eh, I'll just copypaste the youtube video's description: "Three men vacation on a deserted beach near The Black Sea, trying to get away from succubi and society. However, two succubi arrive and try to claim the vacation spot as their own. The groups scheme to run each other off the beach." I'm sure you can already see why I decided to watch it in the first place. Didn't care much for the "romantic" part of the movie, but I liked the "comedy" part.
Well, to be honest, the only reason why I liked the movie is because of the Sundukov's character. Since the movie is a romcom, you can easily deduce that the 2 succubi get the 2 men. But the movie is three plus two, not two plus two. The "5th wheel", Sundukov, is the reason why I kept watching till the end. He is one of the few instances in movies of a truly wizardly character, not a crab-wiz amalgamation or something like that, but pure wizardry. Well, at least I think so. If you actually decide to watch the movie and don't agree with what I've said, feel free to prove me wrong.
I didn't find the movie anywhere else, I think the only version of this movie with english subtitles is the embedded link.
i didnt even notice the russian title or russian names in your description. i just thought huh.. weird font, and weird name sundukov. but playing the video i was like wait what are they saying?
the youtube automatic captioning works incredibly well though, holy shit i'm impressed
watching it now anyway your description makes it seem neat
Anyone got any favourite films about someone obsessively seeking greatness? Maybe with how their norman lives suffered for their obsession and everything falling apart around them. Looking at something to inspire me time to time.
Kuro-obi (black belt)
It is about karate and it is awesome.
This reminded me of warrior (2011) . A lot of the IMDb reviews are complaining it's cheesy MMA trash and I see that but one of the main characters actually could be seen as a relatable hero. He's a lonesome dude who returns home to his dysfunctional father to train him back up to fight in an mma championship. His brother is a norman and fighting for his family, but as far as unrealistic badass goes it's compatible with dysfunctional wizards.
Why did you not name the film?
I don't feel like doing a reverse image search to know what the fuck you are talking about.
All the time watching it i was stuggling to not have a panic attack, because i came to a theater first time in years, sounds were loud and fucked my heartbeat, and mostly because i was afraid people gonna see me smiling like and idiot all the way.
I know anxiety isn't rational but…
It is dark and everyone is focused on the screen. No one is looking at or gives a shit what facial expressions you make while watching the film.
it's called love exposure
it has its moments but yeah it's kind of shit
I watched that zatoichi meets yojimbo thing that some anon on lounge mentioned and it hooked me in, but now I see there's twenty (20) zatoichi films. Whoa. I know what I'm gonna be doing the rest of this year.
>>50970>what's the appeal of this film?
basically that it's a wacky ecchi anime but live action, it stands out
I had no clue it was already out.
It had no buzz or hype around it, probably due to sub par advertising.
Also you really made a fool of yourself with that ignorant comment. Really hope you aren't a representative of what kind of IQ it takes to enjoy the movie.
his comment looks pretty well educated tbh
It looks like a shitty cash grab like all the other shitty cash grabs that are based on digging up the long dead IP of something that has been totally done.
That's exactly how I felt about it when the trailer came out. The fact I find Ewan McGregor an awful, shitty actor didn't help, either. Plus I don't think The Shinning is that good of a movie in the first place, it's fairly unimaginative and if wasn't for Jack Nicholson's performance it would be a completely forgettable movie.
I think >>51049
has the right idea, too. I found about that movie by accident.
I mean I won't pay to watch it because movie theaters are filled with idiots talking and chewing but wth, I'll check a torrent for it eventually. Hopefully I find it to be as enjoyable as >>51048
Its not as good as The Shining of course but I would call the movie "serviceable" and what I mean by that is its at least worth one or two watches if you're particularly bored on any given day.
I also wasn't exactly thrilled about Ewan Mcgregor being cast as Danny Torrance as I was kind of hoping they'd get the original actor to return for the role but Ewan was surprisingly ok but I couldn't help of thinking of him as Obi Wan Kenobi all throughout the film.
Also Stephen King or the new director are clearly fans of George RR Martin and his "Song of Ice and Fire" a.k.a "Game of Thrones" because now apparently Danny and the new young black succubus character with the Shining can "Warg" just like Bran Stark or at least now their eyes turn white when they're engaging their "Shining" powers.
Oh yeah and the original actor ie "Dan Lloyd" did at least have a cameo as a spectator during a children's baseball game constantly commenting on a good child baseball player on the field who was ultimately to end up as food for "The True Knot" psychic/energy vampire type of group that travel the country and feed on people with the Shining by absorbing their "steam".
Yeah, the story of "Doctor Sleep" is definitely solid and I could see a superior remake of the movie in the far future should another genius level director on Stanley Kubrick's level or greater ever arise.
That MSpaint comic would be much more compelling if it brought up the fact that those opinions are state enforced, rather than just saying if something did or did not appen makes you some authoritarian.
Reccomend me some Noir movies. No Pulp Fiction, The Third Man, Citizen Kane.
I wouldn't really call any of those noir.
Anyway, did you try looking up a list of some of the best movies?
Chinatown and some of the Coen Brothers films, although that would probably be neo noir or something like that but the archetypes and genre tropes are all there.
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