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 No.51494[View All]

The last movie thread has reached the bump limit.
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 No.53673

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>>53672
man what a let down. I literally waited the whole day f5ing wizchan for over 6 hours for a response on this so we could talk about great artists who did lead very difference, sometimes NEET, sometimes even hiki lifestyles for years at at time, their inability to connect to other people and the world around them and how that shaped their work, or even just discuss about correlations about reclusiveness back then and now, just to get this guy talking about deviantart and some laughably bad psychoquackery.
Shit. That's worse than no response at all, it's disheartening to be expecting to talk about people like Henry Darger and some of the others I mentioned and instead have some dumbfuck pretending to know what ego is. Whatever. it was off-topic anyways and I had my hopes up for nothing. I'm out.

 No.53678

>>53667
>>53673

Just want to say that I highly appreciate your posts and I agree with them 100% and I'm glad that at least one person here called out both of those other guys, and also me as well for agreeing with them, for all the horseshit that it is. You laid out all the points you wished to say and were exactly the sorts of things I wished I could've written or thought of saying myself. I personally just don't have the wherewithal for arguing or debating this sort of thing, especially when you have rule breaking shitposts like these >>53672 being made by an obvious troll/tourist/LARPer, which is why I just wanted to bail out of the thing altogether. At the same time, I can still see both sides of this topic and, I'll be honest, that I'm simply too depressed/lazy/stupid to really commit to thinking of something that'd actually be worth saying here. Still, I appreciate you providing a counter-argument to the whole, "NEETs/shut-ins/hermits are just lazy unimaginative leeches with no worthwhile experiences and this is why they can never create anything", bullshit, since I was too braindead to do so myself. This just isn't the sort of discussion I'm personally equipped to have at the moment, but, like you said, it'd be interesting to see it continued by others in some other thread, although I'd fear it'd just devolve into the usual ad-hominem shitposting which colors most threads on this site.

 No.53679

>>52865

Pretty dumb premise, but I thought it was still okay, I guess. Like you said, definitely reminded me a lot of Cube in terms of the atmosphere and the claustrophobic setting and all that.

For me, the number one thing about it that just seemed really fucking dumb and basically distracted me the whole time was how apparently no one ever tried riding the platform back up so as to escape and would rather kill themselves or starve to death, instead. Just a couple comments thrown in like, "Yeah there are automated guns or guards which shoot anyone who tries that", or, "There are ravenous cannibals at the lower levels that will tear you apart before you can ride the platform back up", would've been enough to clear that aspect of the story up. As it stands, it's such a gaping hole in believability that it pretty much just left this whole thing feeling like a half-baked movie with a poorly thought out scenario/story that falls apart the moment you actually think about it, leaving the story as nothing more than an empty vehicle to beat you over the head with its left-leaning social commentary.

>Commie bullshit propaganda


I'd consider myself to be a commie/socialist to some extent, but even I found the lack of subtlety in that stuff to be kind of annoying/distracting and that, as I said, the premise just seemed to be designed solely for the purpose of conveying the social satire, without any of that premise actually making any sense within the context of the story.

 No.53680

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Automata (2014)

This was okay. Kind of like Bladerunner mixed with District 9 mixed with robots. Not bad as far as dystopian sci-fi movies go. One particular thing I enjoyed was the use of practical effects when it came to the robots and such. Also manages to take its premise relatively seriously and has some thought provoking moments here and there. Been a while seen I've seen a movie with Antonio Banderas in it and he does a decent job here as the protagonist.

 No.53681

>>53679

Another thing I forgot to mention, but due to the high speed of the platform as it returns to the top wouldn't that leave, the little succubus who rides it up to the top at the end as nothing more than a gorey pancake plastered against the ceiling? Funny how the movie ends literally right before that can happen. Maybe it slows down just before the top, but all that prior speed still seems like it'd be enough to make her a pancake, frankly.

 No.53682

>>53680
That looks right up my alley. I got to check it out.

 No.53787

>>51496
What a waste of two hours, a spaceman with daddy issues, thanks for that

 No.53796

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What a shitty waste of two hours, pointless go nowhere character development, plotholes and overall retardation

 No.53797

>>53796
I dunno much about capeshit, but just one look at this picture is enough for me.

 No.53810

>>53797
I'm constantly trying to find emmersive space fantasy, but can only come up with hollyshit braintrash
Watched Ad Astra,
Watch this unnameable trash, as reviewed already
The closest things that were good were Solaris, Gattica, 2001, some meme ones like Interstaller, SW and such.

 No.53811

>>53810
Movies just aren't very good for that cause they need a lot of world building and movies only have 2-3 hours max to tell you things.

 No.53813

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Finally got around to watching 1917. Not much of a reviewer but I'd definitely recommend it for the cinematography alone. There was only one cut in the whole film, which made the whole thing pretty tense to watch. While not a totally original premise or anything special as far as war flicks go, there wasn't anything in it I disliked. Worth a pirate.

 No.53814

>>53813
Seen it in the cinema.
I agree that for a war film it was pretty good, even if it wasn't really my cup of tea.

 No.53833

>>53680
>>53682
i watched it based on wizzie's recommendation and it sucks ass
absolute cliché, bad acting, no emotions, shitty cgi…
Made me more cautious of wizzie's recomendations and that's sad because they're usually pretty good.

 No.53834

>>53833
it's worth a watch for the setting alone. anything with robots and ai and their interactions with humans is interesting for me at least

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What a waste of seven hours, determinism leading to nondeterminism and overall retardation, thanks for that.
jk, it's actually cool

 No.53860

>>53848
I dropped it after like 1 minute because it was already shoving cringe 'nerd buzzwords' at me

 No.53861

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>>53860
And then you come to wizchan and make a trillionth "I'm bored" thread.

 No.53894

>>53833

Meh, whatever. It's not amazing or anything, but it's not like it's super horrible either. I'd say it's still worth a watch for wizards that are into sci-fi and are itching for something they haven't seen before in that genre. Sure, it was rough around the edges and, yeah, I agree that the acting could've been better, but the setting/premise was enough for me to find it an acceptable watch.

 No.53916

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the beastmaster (1982)
6/10
i liked it, conan-like thing with a hero that saves people using a pather, eagler, and 2 ferrets

sorceress (also 1982)
4/10
dumb actress bait movie that isn't very good. kinda like conan with the god stuff and sorcery. no screenshots or anything on the web except for the titty scenes in the beginning so there isn't much to prejudge it on. i liked the idea of it

wonderful days (2003)
8/10
interesting eco-apocalypse scifi animation from south korea that has aged pretty well. think of sparta and their slaves, ergo proxy, atlantis: the lost empire, reminds me of those things

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Really great English film. Very bleak and uncompromising.
>A succubus returns to the home she fled 15 years earlier in order to claim the tenancy of her father's farm, and then becomes involved in a dispute with her brother
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_River_(2017_film)

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do you guys know any websites with a large collection of japanese/foreign films to download?
last movie i saw is the house that jack built,it's a story from the point of view of an OCD serial killer,as the movie progresses we learn more about his killings but more importantly about his own narcissism and flawed personality in general
it's Lars von Tier making fun of himself and of his critiques

 No.54069

>>54068
i think you're better off finding lists of movies and justt torrenting them yourself

 No.54070

>>54069
that's the problem,the major torrent websites don't have the more obscure/indie foreign films

 No.54071

>>54070
I hate to break it to you but nowhere will be able to regularly supply you with indie or obscure films. Hence why they are obscure. You're just gonna have to search multiple torrent sites. Also consider streaming sites, it will broaden your selection and some even let you download from them.

 No.54072

>>54068
>>54071
Good taste though, loved that movie.

 No.54074

>>54068
>it's Lars von Tier making fun of himself and of his critiques
really? i thought it was LVT getting back at his critics (for banning him from Cannes)

>>54070
QxR is an encoding group that does both normie films and art/indie films as well. They upload at -> 1337x(dot)to/user/QxR/
If they don't have something I am looking for, I go to rarbg.to or rutracker

 No.54075

>>54074
That gives me a 404.

 No.54077

>>54075
https://1337x.to/user/QxR/
make sure you are also adding the last forward slash. the website gives a 404 otherwise

 No.54079

>>54077
I see, thanks.

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>>54074
it works in both ways,the scene where he gives the monologue about the shadow of a serial killer felt to me like Lars reflecting on his own art in a sense that the urge to make movies his way grows until it reaches its ultimate density when he's under the light (his movies feed off of scandals and controversial press) then he moves to the project
but the presence of the Verge picking holes in that analogy is Lars making fun of his own art (thanks for the website recommendation)

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I enjoyed this comedy that also occasionally hints at darker themes. My complaints are that it felt a bit contrived and abrupt in certain places and there were several interesting plot details that were never fully explored (e.g., June Lang's character's past and her suicidal ideation). It was so jarring that I wondered if some scenes had been accidentally cut when they transferred the film to DVD.

June Lang was a beautiful and promising young actress whose career was cut short. IIRC, her contract was not renewed by her movie studio when she left a film she was supposed to shoot in England in 1938. She was afraid of war breaking out while she was there. She also later married infamous mobster Johnny Roselli. She probably didn't know he was a full-fledged gangster when she fell in love, since he had a sort of cover as a movie industry mover and shaker. Even though the marriage was short-lived it hurt her wholesome image.
>Redhead (1941)
A young playboy and a succubus marry because they think the boy's rich father will pay the succubus $20,000 to divorce his son, and they will then split the money. Instead, the father works out a deal with the succubus in which she will not only stay married to him, but try to reform him.

 No.54156

>>51494
Really enjoy the watchmen. 10/10

 No.54161

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Imagine getting to work with Sergio Leone, John Carpenter, and Quentin Tarantino.

 No.54162

>>54161
>Quentin Tarantino
troll

 No.54163

>>54162
>says the troll

 No.54164

>>54163
I am trying to imagine myself working with Quentin Tarantino and the image that comes to mind is me sneaking off with pulp fiction dailies and using them as toilet paper. For the good of mankind.

 No.54166

>>54156
If you liked it then you should really check out the comic then. It will blow your mind.

 No.54217

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Fun B movie. Glad I gave it a chance.
>The Big Combo is a 1955 American film noir crime film directed by Joseph H. Lewis
Police Lt. Leonard Diamond is on a personal crusade to bring down the sadistic gangster Mr. Brown. He is also dangerously obsessed with Brown's girlfriend, the suicidal Susan Lowell. His main objective as a detective is to uncover what happened to a succubus called "Alicia" from the crime boss's past.
>>52256
This was great, thanks.

 No.54218

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S'fun.

 No.54255

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A great case in LA Noire was based on this movie, so I made a mental note to watch it. I really liked it. Great characters and dialogue. It's aged very well.
>The Naked City (aka Naked City) is a 1948 American film noir directed by Jules Dassin. Based on a story by Malvin Wald, the film depicts the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model, incorporating heavy elements of police procedure. A veteran cop is placed in charge of the case and he sets about, with the help of other beat cops and detectives, to find the succubus's killer. The movie, shot partially in documentary style, was filmed on location on the streets of New York City and features landmarks such as the Williamsburg Bridge, the Whitehall Building, and an apartment building on West 83rd Street in Manhattan as the scene of the murder.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Naked_City

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>>54255
Here's a really slick police procedural noir also from the late 40s and taking place in LA. It's a b-movie, but I found it to be really well done and captivating nonetheless. Cinematography by the noir master John Alton (who also worked on on The Big Combo posted earlier). Another joint worth looking into from Alton and the same studio is T-Men, a procedural about treasury agents hunting counterfeiters. IMO, T-Men pales in comparison to He Walked by Night but is still worth watching for noir fans.

 No.54355

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I thought I wasn't into comedy films, but it turns out I just don't like modern comedies. This one from the '40s was really fun and witty. Veronica Lake was especially good. Before this I had just thought of her as a femme fatale, but she was very funny in this. She strikes just the right tone in every scene.
>I Married a Witch is a 1942 American fantasy romantic comedy film, directed by René Clair, and starring Veronica Lake as a witch whose plan for revenge goes comically awry, with Fredric March as her foil. The film also features Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward and Cecil Kellaway.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Married_a_Witch
>>54259
Thanks, I'll check them out.

 No.54458

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Great Canadian movie. It's very dark and deals with disturbing topics, but not in a sensational way.
>The Sweet Hereafter is a 1997 Canadian drama film written and directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Ian Holm, Sarah Polley and Bruce Greenwood, and adapted from the 1991 novel of the same name by Russell Banks. The film tells the story of a school bus accident in a small town that results in the deaths of numerous children. A class-action lawsuit ensues, proving divisive in the community and becoming tied with personal and family issues.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sweet_Hereafter_(film)

 No.54494

Ted's father outlived Rufus…

Bogus.

 No.54496

>>54259
That was great, wiz. I found a copy on YouTube.

 No.54501

>>54494
I hate how Hollywang gender swaps everything these days. Just from the poster I can already see that they're trying to reanimate this franchise to star succubi. Hardly anything worth watching made by them anymore. It's all to appease shrill bitches and Chinese censors and grovel in front of minorities.

 No.54502

>>54501
at least we still have foreign cinema…

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>>54355
Here's some funny oldies off the top of my head that are pretty good. If you can handle subtitled comedy Louis de Funes's movies are really funny.

 No.54637

>>54636
Thanks, wiz.


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