No.48820[Last 50 Posts]
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.
[Last 50 Posts]
The state of you, go take your meds