Tried watching Oldboy (2003) and I could stand it 30 minutes in.
I really enjoyed Ad Astra. IIRC, they originally planned to make the main character autistic, which really caught my attention and interest, but by the time they completed the final script he was written to reflect someone who had certain traits of Schizoid Personality Disorder. I really liked seeing a portrayal of a schizoid. I watched it twice and was even more impressed with Brad Pitt's performance the second time. My only critique is that the writing is uneven and some of the messages the film tries to send are banal and uninteresting.
>Ad Astra is a 2019 American science fiction adventure film produced, co-written, and directed by James Gray. Starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland, it follows an astronaut who goes into space in search of his lost father, whose experiment threatens the Solar System.
I enjoyed this movie as well although the ending was somewhat uninteresting. Stylistically it reminds me of late soviet sci-fi. The martian administrator sharply resembles the protagonist of per aspera ad astra. Probably a coincidence.
Overall good for a modern day Hollywood joint. Nice to see that something approaching hard sci-fi can still get into theaters these days.
I really loved "The Ticket." It is fairly predictable, but the cinematography and performances are really great, especially Malin Akerman's. You can interpret her character in several interesting ways.
I'm glad to be a hermit wizard, because marriages seem really complicated, messy, confused, and sad when I see portrayals of them in film or when I think about all the married people in my extended family.
>James, who has been blind from youth, lives a contented life with his wife Sam and son Jonah. One day he regains his vision and discovers that an inoperable pituitary tumor that had been pressing on his optic nerves since he was a teenager has miraculously shrunk. Giddy with happiness, James and Sam make plans for their future. However, James finds himself becoming metaphorically blinded by his obsession for the superficial in his pursuit of success.
never heard of it so i gave it a watch just now
reminded me of planetes a bit
I've also seen Pattison in some Mad Max like movie where he was a half-wit. I have to agree it was an interesting movie, perhaps because I could relate to the whole seamanship thing and superior being kind of an asshole.
There's a review someone made in my native language that it actually seems to have something for everyone, like it's a calculated thing, not a movie someone was inspired to make. I'll watch The Witch.
is Kylo Ren ruined?
Even if I did see the last film my main gripe concerns retconning, not Kylo Ren.
I think I am going to watch this movie tomorrow night after work. Or maybe during lunch. Going to the theater alone on the weekday is so comfy. Especially during the school year. You are either alone or there are like only 5 or so other people in the theater.
The movie was actually really fun. Not good, but going in with 0 expectations and just laughing at the stupidity was a good time. Some good action sequences too, mainly when kylo ren fights something.
Eh, even then the filmmakers knew it wasn't a big enough deal to adopt the Marvel tactic and tell people not to spoil who Rey's grandad is, apparently. (I would've appreciated it, personally)
any cool scifi from the 70s of other countries?
I assume you mean not usa. Most non-American, non-shit sci fi from that decade came from the eastern bloc.
welt am draht (BRD)
mad max (australier)
inquest of pilot pirx (USSR)
on the silver globe (I believe most of it was filmed in the seventies but wasn't released until 1988 due to censorship. It is a truly incredible movie even though it is essentially unfinished) (Poland)
In the Dust of the Stars (DDR)
thanks will check them out
seen silver globe, it's a special thing, very unique
why? what is wrong with you?
I panicked: Imagine if they said Justin Bieber was performing the song for Skyfall and not Adele.
But hey, prejudice is bad, I get it (not that I've heard a single good song from her despite just hearing one).
I dont give a fuck about any shitty mainstream pop musicians nor do I give a fuck about shitty mainstream movies?
you hate billie eilish just because shes a succubus? youre a crab?
>>51751>you hate billie eilish just because shes a succubus?
..You're not a guy, are you?
are they going to shape aunt jemima bottles like scottish men now?
I'm assuming no. Please get your own Kotex.>>51792
Nah, Sean Connery retired a long time ago.
This movie is just another piece of studio garbage made by a bunch of jews that found a niche market of edgelord 14 year olds and normalfags who feel smart watching a Zach Snyder film. I remember watching this movie for the first time and really enjoying it, just like most superhero movies. But, I thought it was some art film, so I watched it again, and a third time. After watching it three times, I can safely say, it's just any other superhero movie, just more depressing, and becomes more and more shitty on repeated viewings. It's not even that well written, it's as one dimensional as an Avengers movie. It's only thrilling the first time you watch it because it's stupid, and you really begin to see it. 4chanfags seem to like it though, so I want to see what you all think?
For me it's ok. The internet will just criticize anything because it isn't what it specifically wants.
Even when it's good or, what people are saying nowadays, 'wholesome'.
I don't think joker could be considered wholesome by any stretch of the word.
Even though it was better than I expected it to be, I'd only grade it a D; it definitely feels stuck under comic book restraints, and as such all the characters end up being simple archetypes. Make the obvious comparison to Taxi Driver where you see Travis interact with a variety of other characters who feel real, which in turn helps make his own character more compelling.
I'm guessing it's mostly "important" to the superhero crowd because it shows that comic book movies have potential of being "legitimate art", which is something they've been building towards since Snyder's Watchmen, I think. Didn't see that movie, don't normally watch this genre.
I forgot about that movie.>>51849
the watchmen comics maybe, but the movie was hated by most. Mostly because it's hard to fit a whole comic series into a few hours, and moviegoers don't wanna sit around for three hours.
The internet's not really criticizing it though, they're sucking it off and portraying it as it's something comparable to Taxi Driver. It legitimately has taxi driver easter eggs, how can anyone take it seriously?
I thought the ending was done pretty well, his father didn't care much for the main, how interesting could it be?
There was definitely a story, just told it in a more surreal manor
At this point I don't even know what to make of Taxi Driver anymore. Having also seen Hitchcock's "The Wrong Man", which influenced Taxi Driver, they were both just movies that influenced more up-to-date versions like Falling Down, God Bless America, and Drive.
The Joker feels more akin to a diet Darren Aronofsky movie in terms of a normal person taken into extremes because of how his life devolved.
Can you guys not recomme d movies with pakis and niggers in them, I started to watch a movke in the last thread about an old guy in England and in the first ten minutes there was a paki, a nigger a a scene with lesbians in it, I watch movies to escape reality not to have to face what reality has become, thanks
You are own your own.
Just like you don't want to deal with political racial stuff in your media
We don't want to deal with political racial stuff in this thread.
Just watch 20th century Euro films.
I'll take your advice, mods deleted like five posts replying to what I said so if you have any alternatives to this shithole aswell I'd be happy to go there
Watched The Big Lebowski, I liked it, not so much I'd produce a quasi-religion out of it, and I personally found it rather lacking in actual humour for a comedy, but on the whole, a good watch
I felt the same.
It is a enjoyable movie but I didn't really get the hype it has at all.
I doubt this is why others like itt, but for me I loved it because it was very “cosmically satisfying”. What I mean by this is that the whole movie Lebowski is screwed over and toyed with, but the whole time he mostly rolls with the punches, remains relaxed, and it all ends up okay for him. As someone who feels lots of anxiety, it was a very calming experience. The humor was okay too.
What are some films that made you laugh? I mean genuinely laugh out loud, not just smile every now and then?
The monty python movies and beetlejuice were pretty good. I've rewatched them too many times though so I hardly laugh out loud at them anymore.
Ace Ventura 1-2
National Lampoon’s European Vacation
Without a Paddle
Lucky Luke and the Daltons
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
New Kids Turbo\Nitro
Freddy Got Fingered
Scary Movie 1-2
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
A Few Best Men\A Few Less Men
Иван Васильевич меняет профессию
Невероятные приключения итальянцев в России
Любовь и голуби
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Les Anges gardiens
Bowfinger. It is my third favorite movie. Just thinking about Bowfinger makes me less anxious and depressed.
Also made me laugh:
Naked Gun Series
Les Visiteurs 1 & 2
Louis De Funes Movies
Laurel & Hardy stuff
Buster Keaton stuff
Le Diner de Cons
Day of the Beast
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
Sacha Baron Cohen stuff
Turkish Star Wars
Evil Alien Conquerors
High School High
Beverly Hills Ninja
Escanaba in da Moonlight
Monty Python shit
Career of Nikos Dyzma
The Man who knew too little
The Wrong Guy
Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire
there's a 3rd les visiteurs movie>High School High
you may like national lampoon's senior trip
Trying to work my way through all "dude" movies I know. There really isn't a well thoughtout outline of what I consider to be a dude "movie" to be. But here is some brief criteria: Characters must say dude a lot, dumb silly humour, characters are laidback, movies often follow the lives of 2 friends.
Here is the list:
Bill and Ted 1 and 2
Wayne's world 1 and 2.
Dude where's my car.
Harold and Kumar series.
Dumb and dumber (characters don't say dude often but comedy and atmosphere has a similiar vibe).
Anything else to add? Apologies for bad formatting I mainly lurk.
Did not know there was a third visitors. Ive seen senior trip. My list was not comprehensive
Boring normalfag shit.
Nearly fell asleep.
Most movies that had Pauly Shore in it from the 90s would count (stuff like Encino Man, biodome, etc).
Surf Ninjas also counts.
Speaking of ninjas, the old live action TMNT movies are like this too.
Also any movie from the 80s-00s that had lots of skateboarding or other extreme sports tended to attract "dude" style writing and characters.
trying to download the zatoichi movies but no one is seeding about half of them.
watched harakiri I really liked it,story was tragic caught me by surprise.
nothing much to say about it except it felt short because how the story was but the 2hours passed by quick.
Just stream them. They shouldn't be too hard to find and if your internet isn't shit then it should be fine.
Thanks, this actually looks good, or are they making fun of it for normal peep showing?
it's really hard to watch, the protagonist is a selfish imbecile with zero self awareness who puts himself and his stupid game first, he is also the most inconsiderate dick who really deserves to end up miserable for the rest of his life and who shouldn't have such nice friends. I watched that movie two times, the firs time, I didn't enjoy watching how much of an idiot the protagonist was, the second one I enjoyed his misfortunes. He is pretty real and you won't be laughing much even if you were a norman because you'd think that it's disgraceful that people like him exist.
I don't know if they're making fun of the guy but there are dnd players like that. There's this one small scene where the protagonist is interrupted by accident at the table and you can see how incensed he gets. I have seen that happening more than once, it was pretty funny. Now unlike >>52057
I didn't enjoy seeing this guy getting fucked at all, I felt sorry for him actually. He clearly lacks any sense on how to have and keep healthy relationships with other people and it's painful to watch him try.
Finished Orwells Animal Farm.Good book about the revolution in russia and how it went to shit.
Just finished watching Sonic and I am shocked that it was actually not bad at all. It was actually one of best video game movies and certainly the best live action video game movies I have ever seen. Wasn't perfect or even great but it was a good movie and a really fun watch.
so how many butt/flatulence/shit jokes were there
None that I remember.
Though Sonic does that floss dance that the kids do now days twice which was a little cringe and I doubt will age well.
what's a floss dance
is sanic a gen-z movie?
It is partially a children's movie so yes.
A dance that all the kiddies learned from fortnite.
watched the latest spiderman flick, the villain telling the whole world spiderman's real name at the end was gratifying in some way, I can't explain it
I think I just hate spiderman
welp, there goes the last of the pre-sjw marvel movies, I'm done with this franchise
>>52150>the villain telling the whole world spiderman's real name at the end was gratifying in some way,
Maybe it's that the spiderman in the movies is really shit at keeping his identity secret to begin with, and most of the writers don't seem to remember why keeping that shit on the down low is important.
maybe because new spiderman is an obnoxious little gen-z chad, and so the prospect of his civilian life being ruined and being hunted down everywhere in the future movies is sort of funny to me
not that I'll watch them anyway
What's the problem with him being a normalfaggot when in the comic he fucks that redheaded super model anyways and most of the sexiest bitches you can imagine like Felicia Hardy aka Black Kitty69 and even gets married, I really don't see the problem with that portrayal.
Let's thank them for casting subhuman looking actors so spidey's demographic can feel included.
you in love with spiderchad? did I touch your sacred cow or something?
my comment was more than just "he's normalfag"
I hate kids, I hate gen-z, and this particular spiderman is really obnoxious, too
I heavily enjoyed Contagion. Unlike most pandemic movies, this one is incredibly grounded, realistic and quite frankly terrifying. It handles the scale of a severe outbreak and its indirect effect on society very well, and both the acting and variability of the script is excellent (that is, there are many subversions that you would not expect at all). A lot of people dislike the movie because of weak plot threads (one of them is completely forgotten about halfway into the movie), but honestly for a movie like this I think conveying the broader impact of a pandemic is significantly more important than developing individual characters. Without spoiling anything, the script is absolutely comfortable with killing off important characters.
Almost two years ago I found about the jiangshi movies and I had a blast watching a dozen of them or so, and now I have come to a full circle with them. Just watched the first one again, Mr. Vampire, and one of the many unofficial sequels, The Ultimate Vampire. My God I love these films so much. There's something about these Chinese ghosts, hopping corpses, Tao priests with their magical seals written in chicken's blood, daggers made of coins, magic mirrors, vacuum cleaning ghost jars and kung fu that's very appealing to me. It's no wonder to me so many of these movies got made. They're so fun and heart warming, can'to quite place my finger on why that is. A great apeal of it is certainly uncle Lam, the main Tao priest in many of these films. It's great to watch all this mythology unfold and all the silly events that happens throughout. If you like comedy and fantasy stuff, and you find Chinese culture interesting at all I can almost guarantee you'll have a great time with these. Mr. Vampire, the very first one from 1985 is probably the very best of them all so I would start from there. Right now I feel I could keep watching these forever again, like when I first found about them.
Pretty much sums up my reaction. It was one of the first movies I've ever wanted to watch and I really enjoyed it. It was predictable, but fast paced and action oriented. I almost feel bad knowing that the actors probably have no idea that they've made history by making a good video game movie (other than detective pikachu) and what an honor it is to be in a sonic movie.
Also I thought the floss was funny and cute. Can't wait for the sequel!
The thing I like about movies like this is the physical expressive acting and high energy that is brought to every scene.
As someone who is pretty hyper myself I have always felt a connection with such movies.
I've stopped watching movies because it's 80% either (or inspired) of these: propaganda, gnostic bullshit or jewish subversion.
Now I have nothing else to do except playing videogames.
Then why the hell did you post in this thread?
The Joker is better than Birds of Prey
One is a shitty sequel/spin off to a even worse movie that almost noone wanted. The other is a legit work of art that will be remembered fondly for years.
The other is a legit ripoff parading as homage to classic scorcese.
There are some superficial stylist similarities but it is very far from a rip-off. Did you actually watch the movie?
The Joker doesn't even pay homage to King of Comedy or Taxi Driver well, at least those movies stand up to repeat viewings, I watched Joker twice in the space of 3 weeks and I was bored. "Kino" bullshit
I actually 1917 came out this year not last year. I also thought it really wasn't as good as the other two movies dude mentioned.
Midsommar was just plain awful and I don't get why people give it any praise
Haven't seen the others you listed.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, it was an interesting take on the Mason murders.
eh, Tarantino is a known nigger-lover. Is there much liberal propaganda in it?
This isn't /pol/ so save your racism for somewhere else
No, not really. It's more or less pulp-fiction tier, in the tone. The movie was really only good if you are nostalgic for the 60-70s or for california though.>>52281
Go cry about it.
okay, I'll probably watch it eventually then
never will I click a video with a thumbnail that looks like that
How the hell it's the first time i hear about this? Thanks.
No, I have seen very few Norwegian films.
Looks like a interesting trilogy though.
Prom Night IV: Deliver Us From Evil (1992)
So-so slasher movie. I've seen worse, let's just say that. Forgettable stuff.
PLOT: In the 50s a crazy, homosexual(?), devil-possessed(?) catholic priest kills a couple - for some reason he sprinkles fire from that stuff which priests use for sprinkling holy water too, on a side note. The Church finds out and they imprison him and sedate him to cover up the shame. Almost 40 years later a rookie priest gets the responsibility of taking care of the possessed priest- who by the way mysteriously hasn't aged a single day…work of the devil, it seems like. He decides not to give him sedatives one day…on a day when kids celebrate prom night…
It sounds better than it is. It is a pretty boring movie though there are a couple of funny moments in it. 5/10. Watch it if you love slasher movies or if you have an extra 90 minutes of your life. Certainly the weakest movie from the Prom Night movies.
This movie brainwashes american dads into thinking that it's okay for them to let their daughters have sex in their homes and allow them to do whatever they want with their lives. Later gets worse when Bruce Willis's workers and friends tell him that his daughter is all grown up and hot, etc. one of them even mentions that she's exploring her sexuality and that is natural.
The first time he finds out, Willis gets angry because he discovers that his daughter's been sleeping with one of his employees in the drill ship where all of them work.
But later he starts to become a softie and lets this happen in front of his face and at work too.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu44H9o8QB4
The picture of father they want every male to emulate is that of a wimp.
Funny how this shitty movie has a biblical title when they get out of their way to promote promiscuity and moral corruption masqueraded as romance.
You picked a weird minor part to focus on for such a movie.
I think it is more about showing the charicter changing in perspective due to the actually important events in the film.
So he went from his daughter growing into a sexual being being a figurative end of his world, to after dealing with a actual world ending event his perspective shifts and it is no longer that big of a deal by comparison so he can just deal with it.
The whole trope of how facing death puts things into perspective and makes all those little daily worries seem small. So that he values maintaining a relationship with his daughter even if she makes choices he doesn't agree with, because family is more important kind of thing.
Which I admit could have been written better but come on, it is Armageddon, which isn't all that well written in general, lol.
Just finished watching this, would highly recommend
> The Station Agent (2003) - A dwarf that moves to the middle of nowhere to be alone
Can anyone recommend movies of wiz-like characters that wish to be left in solitude?
This one is the closest i found
Or movies where the main character is socially rejected and becomes an outcast, those would be comfy for me
Please list out what you have
It's not just a very minor part, it's the only romance you see in the movie and it's portrayed in that specific way. You could have a much different main love story that deals with different things.
I saw it more clearly at the ending, when Willis becomes a hero and chooses to sacrifice himself in the place of the boy who had sex with her daughter and in doing so he lets him take his position and even says "You go take care of my little succubus now. That's your job. I always thought of you as a son. I'd be damn proud to have you marry Grace."
This is a 180 degree turn in the character's ideals, as he expressed the opposite throughout the movie with both words and actions.
Moreover, his sacrifice is strongly related to the romance his daughter had with the boy which was from the beginning improper because they were fucking in the drill ship without his knowledge or consent. In fact, the sacrifice of the Father is nothing but a consequence of such romance being allowed.
If it weren't for him letting his daughter do whatever she wants with her life, Bruce wouldn't have died. The father gives up his position and ideals for whatever emotional bullshit. It was the boy who should have died because it was him and not Willis who pulled the shortest straw.
I can't overlook this since it appears that they're trying to brainwash men with the use of an emotional argument. I'm sure everyone who watched this in the theaters was convinced that what Willis' character did is the right thing. What other moral lesson am I supposed to take from this movie?
What would you have done in his place?
I'd have done the same thing probably since I wouldn't find it a big deal in comparison to an actual Armageddon type of event taking place.
Maybe you should watch the movie a second so you understand that is not that a minor part. I wouldn't recommend it though, it's a really bad movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVfIle1N83I
>>52353>It's not just a very minor part, it's the only romance you see in the movie and it's portrayed in that specific way.
It is very minor because the movie isn't a romance and the romance wasn't the focus of the movie.
>I can't overlook this since it appears that they're trying to brainwash men
It is doing no such thing. It is simply the lazy use of well established tropes done badly because the movie wasn't written very well. It isn't some sort of propaganda or brain washing attempt. There is no sinister agenda. It is just a dumb blockbuster disaster light sci-fi/action flick that honestly didn't have as much thought put into it as you seem to think there was. >What other moral lesson am I supposed to take from this movie?
Blue collar American working dudes are a valued aspect of American society worthy of respect. Aka the whole working class hero type story.
That America is the best.
Space programs aren't a waste of money.
>What would you have done in his place?
Use the space tractor method to slightly change the path of the asteroid so that it misses earth, lol.
It's not a minor thing because the decision Willis' character takes is a direct result of said romance. In the climax he chooses not to protect humanity but his daughter by sacrificing himself and not letting his daughter's boyfriend die a hero even though he drew the shortest straw. How could you miss that?
There's a reason why they're in the poster and they have a love song that's the theme of the movie too.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkK8g6FMEXE
I don't wanna miss a thing - aerosmith
The Night Clerk (2020)>Bart Bromley is a highly intelligent night clerk on the autism spectrum. When a succubus is murdered during his shift, Bart becomes the prime suspect. As the police investigation closes in, Bart makes a personal connection with a beautiful guest named Andrea, but soon realizes he must stop the real killer before Andrea becomes the next victim.
The story was okay, but what I really enjoyed were the performances. I thought the lead actor did a great job portraying someone with Asperger's. In fact, the only person who possibly did a better job was the German actress Diane Kruger, who played an autistic police detective on a show called "The Bridge."
But she had twenty-something hours to develop her character rather than just 90 minutes, so perhaps it's not fair to compare them.>>52256
Thanks, I'll check it out. I was too embarrassed to check it out from the library and for some reason neither Amazon or XBox offer it as a rental, but I will track down a copy somewhere.
Yeah that is a really good movie and was the first work I seen of the lead actor.
She played a whore. Couldn't watch the first episode of that shit.
Shadows of The Mind (1980)
PLOT: A succubus witnesses the death of her father and step-mother as a kid/young teenager. She is traumatized and gets into a psychiatric ward, she spends 12 years there if I recall correctly. Now as an adult succubus she gets released, even though she grew attached to her psychiatrist who she considers as her new father figure. She goes back to the old family estate and things start to get bloody…
Slightly better than your average slasher, in my opinion. The budget was really low obviously - repeating music (literally 3 or 4 tracks are repeated through the whole movie), clumsy staff (you can see the freaking microphone in one scene at the top), hilariously bad actors (especially the step-brother), etc. But, all in all I enjoyed it. The kill-count is very low but some kills were all right, even if the effects weren't so good. The atmosphere is very good, actually. And at many scenes this movie falls into the "so bad it is good" category. Cheesy acting, decent atmosphere and feeling, some okay kills…I'm not complaining. The plot is slightly better than your average slasher too, I honestly guessed wrong the killer's identity. This is a solid 6/10 in my eyes. Typical example of a low-budget movie that is quite fun.
Germany allows people with autism to be detectives?
That isn't allowed in the US, it is a auto-fail of the psych-evaluation.
It didn't really bother me and it wasn't a big part of the show, IIRC. I think they just showed her engaging in casual sex to establish that she was a workaholic loner who had no ability or desire for real, mature relationships with other humans.>>52376>Germany allows people with autism to be detectives?
I don't know, but I do know England has autistic police officers, though I'm not sure if they're allowed in to elite roles like being a detective. "The Bridge" is an American show (based on a Swedish-Danish show). I'm not sure if Kruger's character has an official diagnosis, because it is never brought up explicitly in the show. Kruger did extensive research for her role. They even had an autistic guy on set to ensure accuracy.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
>Roger Ebert called it a "scuz-pit of a movie", though he praised the performances by Leigh, Penn, Cates, and Reinhold.
I didn't enjoy the movie at all, except for one or two funny moments. I'm surprised that a movie like this exists and it's from 40 years ago. Things are just as bad, maybe even worse now. I don't know why it has so many good reviews and above average scores. I suppose it's got to do with its realistic representation of teenage life in the 80s so people from that generation felt identified with the characters and events.
It's a really nasty movie for the way it treats drugs, sex, education, etc. It terrifies me that these are not really characters but actual human beings, because their stories have actually occurred in real life and are still happening. Society at large should be destroyed. It's beyond salvageable.
Formula for a murder (1985)
PLOT: A little succubus is raped by a pedo who is dressed as a priest. During the incident she falls down a set of stairs and she is paralyzed. She is forced into wheelchair. Later, as a grown succubus already, she starts flirting with her fencing instructor and they marry each other. However, murders start to take place…
OK giallo movie. Nothing especially original about it. The plot is predictable and we have seen it a hundred times already in different formats. The characters are absolutely forgettable. The music is a quite nice 80s synth music, if you like old school horror themes then you will love it. The kill-count is low but the effects are good, not sensational good but certainly solid. But like I mentioned this movie has nothing original to offer and that goes for the kills too - mostly it is just typical giallo-style razor-killing. The acting was OK. The atmosphere is rather nice, it manages to deliver the smooth giallo-atmosphere. There are quite a few stupid scenes in it, the kind where you just say "wow, that was dumb". In one of the very first scenes the paralyzed succubus sits in the driver's place in the car while her helper sits on the passenger seat. How can you overlook something like that? But let's look at the very first scene: the little succubus realizes the fake priest wants to rape her and she starts running up the stairs, the pedo follows her. Then for some reason she stops in the middle of the stairs and faces her attacker??? Or at the end of the movie: her husband chases her through the house to kill her, she has seen the dead bodies of 3 people already and who does she call when she gets a chance? No, not the police. Lol She calls her psychiatrist! Logical, right? But all right you could say she was in a panic. But she loses the phone and when she manages to get it back she calls the psychiatrist again. Wtf?The main succubus falls into the "too stupid to live" category. Honestly, I don't know when was the last time I facepalmed so much during a movie. Well, absurd scenes or not this is a fun giallo. 6/10. Just remember to turn your logic off before you start watching this.
So is it actually Italian?
Cape Fear (1962)
PLOT: A lawyer witnesses a man trying to rape a succubus and he calls the police, later testifies against the man as a witness. 8 years later the guy (Max Cady) gets out of prison and wants revenge on Sam (the lawyer)…
Good movie, you could say it is quite revolutionary for its time. The Scorsese remake is always on TV but I have never watched it properly from beginning to end yet but thanks to it I knew what to expect when I started watching the original Cape Fear. The acting is very good, especially Robert Mitchum as Cady. The music is fantastic, Bernard Herrmann delivers again. The plot is simple yet it works well, shows you how useless the law can be at times and how sometimes you have to take matters into your own hand. I liked the ending of this version better than the remake's ending, in general the Scorsese remake seems too try-hard to me compared to the original movie, not saying the original is better but certainly not so theatrical as Scorsese's version. This one feels more realistic and down-to-Earth. This is a good movie for its time, the last 35 minutes really did it for me, the whole movie is great but the ending is just wonderful. 7/10.
Was Scar really the bad guy?
If we consider that Mufasa wanted to preserve an order where someone would inevitably be born with defective or inferior genes that would force them to adopt a subservient role in life and be commanded by people with better genes, then wouldn’t killing the guy who thinks life is fair because that’s the ‘the circle of life’ be a good a thing?
We have two opposing views held by Mufasa and Scar. For one life hasn’t been so good, and for the other it couldn’t have been better. Mufasa thinks life is good and how couldn't he? He is at the top of the food chain in the sabana and is also the king.
But Scar, his brother, has been living under the shadow of him because he wasn’t lucky enough to be born with the right genes or at the right time, and so he couldn’t be the rightful successor to the throne.
We get to know this in the very beginning, and in the new adaptation of the Lion King, Scar says even more in the scene with the mouse
“Life's not fair is it my little friend? While some are born to feast, others spend their lives in the dark begging for scraps. The way I see it you and I are exactly the same. We both want to find a way out.”
We get the idea that in Pride Rock might makes right and Mufasa finds no problem with that, in fact, he calls it 'the great circle of life'.
However, Scar's life had been anything but great, he was doomed from the start to be seen as the weak one of the family and considered less important. Later his only and last dream is crushed, when his single opportunity to be king is taken away by his brother new offspring: Simba.
What’s more telling on his life situation is that he looks ugly, weak, and scrawny. His appearance indicates that he hasn’t lived a good life.
In other words, Scar last light of hope at a good life was taken by his selfish brother who decided to have a copy of him, forcing Scar to literally live all his life under the rule of one King, Simba-Mufasa.
You can see this more clearly when Simba grows to look just like his father.
His sole appearance will be there, to always haunt Mufasa and be a reminder that he lost a chance at a good life. He will never have his dream of becoming King come true. He will always be a minion in the royal family.
Under this circumstances, why would Scar tolerate and accept a life that dictates that he will be a minion for the rest of his life? That is not fair, right? Life like Scar said to the mice, is not fair for more than just that reason.
Mufasa must have known that his brother was waiting to be the King after he passed away, but he didn’t care and had a baby.
Also from Mufasa's perspective life is good… But from Scar is not and you can perfectly understand his case and reasoning. I lean towards Scar's point of view that life is not fair.
It's obvious that those who have it good would find a reason to justify the losses of others, thinking that there's a cosmic justice.
"It's the circle of life","there's a balance" they will say. "We eat the antelopes, but when we die our bodies become the grass and the antelope eat the grass". "We are all connected" they will say trying to justify whatever unfairness they see under the sun and get rid of any remorse or guilt.
Scar is also part of this cycle, and he more than anyone is connected to Mufasa, so when he murdered him I couldn't see it as something bad. He is just doing what nature intended.
The strong prey upon the weak and that's the Great circle of life, according to Mufasa. So Scar was intelligent enough to devise a plan to get rid of Mufasa and strong enough to deliver it. What's bad in that? Nothing.
Tales of Terror: Haunted Apartment (2005)
Original title: Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro: Yûrei manshon
PLOT: Aimi and her father live alone, her mom died in a car accident years ago. They decide to move to an apartment but the tenants act suspiciously and Aimi starts to suspect there is some dark secret…
A classic J-horror, pretty much follows the usual routine. If you have seen Ringu, the Ju-On movies or Dark Water already then expect nothing original. Japs really love their tropes and stereotypes and always stick with what worked before, it seems like. But just because something is a copy doesn't mean it is bad or can't be enjoyed. The plot is the usual J-horror ghost stuff but the plot twist, hmmm! Didn't see that one coming at all, caught me off-guard. This is the kind of plot twist that might seem a little forced at first but actually it makes sense, the plot twist in this movie is basically revealing a thing that was present through the whole movie and before it but it wasn't shown to the viewer. Nice. Really surprised me. The acting ranges from cheesy to OK. The music is, uhh - can't remember honestly, I believe there were some ambient tracks but nothing memorable. The atmosphere is good. And there were some wtf scenes in it, I mean unintentionally funny scenes - like when the older succubus tries to get home before curfew, it was supposed to be a kind of tense scene but it made lol, not to mention the scenes near the end of the movie when the tenants try to kill Aimi's father lol Oh and there was the part where the poor couple had nothing left to eat so they started to suck each other's blood. ??? The ghost/scary parts were good but there weren't many of them, unfortunately. As a whole, this movie feels very low-budget to me and gives me TV-movie vibes. To tell the truth, if I was a movie critic I would tear this movie to pieces - luckily I'm not one of those bitter, elitist snobs who can't enjoy anything. So yes, I loved this movie, with all of its flaws. Great J-horror, check it out if you like the genre. 7/10. You can watch it here.
Lion King was inspired by Shakespeare, who loves tragic and grey characters so it's no coincidence Scar too is tragic and probably in the right but since it's Disney they need to suck up and make it black and white.
this has nothing to do with "gene quality" you're just projecting your own obsessions onto things.
> why would Scar tolerate and accept a life that dictates that he will be a minion for the rest of his life?
because that is how society works. If you want to upend the order and have chaos where every man is free for himself then society will paint you as the bad guy. Scar wasn't mad because he was being mistreated though, he was just mad he wasn't born king instead of his brother. This is honestly fucking stupid. Why should I feel for a guy who was not born the king? That is how it is for everyone, he objectively was born into a much better status than most everyone else but because he wasn't the absolute number 1 he decided he was going to start a war. He's just a faggot.
They live in a monarchy and his actions really echo actual history. It's the political game royals would play. His regicide should have been extented to Simbah, that was one of his mistakes.
That's how it works in nature Lions will kill any offspring that's not his Scar sparing Simba was nonsense pushed to shield the main characters
Lion King 2 and other sequels are even dumber Kovu would need to murder Simba or get murdered instead but then again LK circle of life has preys being happy about more predators being around probably because food magically comes down from the sky for everyone… no other logical explanation Hyenas spare other predator cubs, lions hang with cheetahs and leopard without conflict taking place.. don't try bother understanding it I guess
He didn't intentionally spare him, he just did the classic dumb villain thing of having his clearly incompetent minions handle the dirty work for him rather then doing it himself, and they failed.
>>52506>gene quality" you're just projecting your own obsessions onto things.
I was merely citing Scar when I mentioned genes in my post. Isn't your genes what determines whether you are born prey or a predator? "While some are born to feast, others spend their lives in the dark begging for scraps." In the original movie he says "Life isn't fair, I shall never be king and you shall never see the light of another day". Same commentary on the dichotomy established by nature of the relation predator-prey.>Scar wasn't mad because he was being mistreated though
You think so?
Watch this scene where Mufasa is acting indignant that his brother didn't show up at the royal presentation of his official successor. See the treatment Scar gets.
He is treated like a subordinate not like a brother, and is even told that he owes Mufasa and his descendant respect.
The king's parrot later jokes that Mufasa should kill Scar saying he'd make a very handsome throw rug.
Why should you or anyone tolerate ill-treatment when you're just as capable of being King, no, when you were next in line to be king.
It's not so stupid as you think, it's the context in which this things happen. A royal context. This scene tells more about the relationship Mufasa and Scar had than any other.
I think anyone would have done the same in Scar's place and would have been justified in doing so.
>He's just a faggot.
Scar is not a faggot, the faggot is Mufasa and his cycle of life logic that wants to paint nature in a positive light when he was just lucky to be born King.
The more ironic thing about this movie is that Mufasa's thoughts about life makes Scar exempt from any charge and therefore he can't be evil unless you approach matters with a simplistic mind of "he kill his brother so he bad".
Scar is very likely to be a actual faggot though. He is basically coded as the evil gay uncle in the movie. I mean come on, his dramatic flair is pretty damn fabulous if you know what I mean.
Reminds me of when I was a kid, I was pretty fucked up, used to fantasize about torturing an killing simba and his other little baby friends
Also, replace that schmaltzy Elton John bullshit with a real "circle of life" song, like this one.>>52524
Damn, wiz. That is messed up. Personally, I'm just sickened by pro-lifers Disneyfying nature, even if it's just in dumb kids movies. I don't want to see things needlessly suffer. I just want an accurate picture of the way things are. Mufasa being shot off screen by some obese Ameriburger isn't really that sad or sadistic anyway, at least when compared to the rest of what goes on in the wild. It's really just another example of nature's inherent cruelty & pitiless indifference. I'm sure the lion itself gives less than a shit as its devouring a gazelle's mother, while say the child of said gazelle watches in horror from the bushes. An obese Ameriburger coming along & killing a lion that could very easily kill him just makes the contrast in all this quite funny/tragically comedic, at least to me. One is seen as an outrage by the normals, but the other is simply met with a shrug and a, "But that's nature tho, so it's all good, lol".
>>52529>life is bad>ending life is cruel
Anyone else noticed that the new lion king is subconscious programming of black identity politics?
>pride lands is similar to wakanda
>simba is exiled african american slave
>scar is native blacks who sold their fellowmen to hyenas (white capitalists)
>remember who your ancestors are wololo
No he explicitly mentioned that getting shot and instantly killed isn't bad. The point is that nature doesn't kill quick. Why don't you actually read the post rather than kneekjerking whenever someone makes an implication you don't like, stupid cocksucker
No he didn't.>Mufasa being shot off screen by some obese Ameriburger isn't really that sad or sadistic anyway, at least when compared to the rest of what goes on in the wild. It's really just another example of nature's inherent cruelty & pitiless indifference.
So he says it's not sad or sadistic but it's still cruel. Another example of his cognitive dissonance, he's torn between the desire to appear edgy and the desire to appear as a victim. End result is he's neither.
I never said ending life is cruel. Just that many lives end quite cruelly, as a result of how cruel & pitiless nature is. Say the lion was shot with a painless lethal injection that they didn't even feel and died instantly a moment later. Nothing cruel about that. However, say the lion was shot and bled out in painful agony for 2-3 hours. That's an extremely cruel & horrible way to die. Just the same way a lion failing to fully tear out a gazelle's throat and proceeding to eat it alive is an extremely cruel & horrific way to die. Death is in fact the ultimate redeemer to any sort of suffering. It's life & nature which can make the transition to it (death) such a horrific nightmare and thus one would be quite justified as condemning the entire enterprise of life wholly & fully as monstrous & beyond horrific even on just that basis alone. >>52534
>So he says it's not sad or sadistic but it's still cruel.
I said nature is cruel & sadistic. Not death. Obviously a dead lion, a dead gazelle, or even a dead Ameriburger, are all far better off simply being dead than alive. The way nature metes out this death however, can still be quite cruel & sadistic, even if the outcome, that being death, remains ideal. Like I said, even a lion getting shot with a high powered rifle can lead to a long & painful death depending on how good or accurate the shot was.
>the desire to appear edgy >unironic use of normalfaggot buzzword
That wasn't my intention at all, filthy normgroid. Any thought or opinion I've expressed thus far could also hardly be defined as "edgy" on this site. Perhaps to a normal, or a likely outsider such as yourself, but that doesn't change how tame & commonplace saying these sorts of things on here actually are. The only ones who ever take umbrage with it, outside of normals, are pro-life wizards beating the drum of normalfaggot philosophy and are, at least in their hearts/minds, barely a step a way from being normalfaggots themselves. Anyway, let's say we just leave it at that before this becomes yet another pointless, efilism vs lifeism, clusterfuck.
Can you cunts get back to movies?
I for one am enjoying the elifist discourse on here
there's a pretty crazy looking black & white flick called the bible and gun club I saw a bit of in 2002, it's somewhere in my hard drives, it took me a couple years to download running utorrent 24/7
I haven't watched it yet but it looks far out
>>52537>such a horrific nightmare
From the position of death, pain is not a "nightmare". Only life sees pain as nightmarish because pain is indicative of leaving life, or reducing the prognosis of life. It's hypocritical for you to be anti-life and then so brazenly champion values like hedonic ethics that only have basis in the framework that is dependent on life.
If your beliefs were consistently anti-life you would recognize that all death is a positive and the pain that pads it is meaningless.
Just be a masochist bro
From the "trailer" I can already tell that I will have problems with the pacing.
That scene really drags while being visually totally unappealing in the way it was shot.
I can see why you haven't gotten around to watching it yet. It looks uncomfortable to watch due to the low level of techinal aspects that went into making it.
Shame because if the whole production was better the actual dialog ain't bad, which indicates that with a few tweeks for better flow/pacing it is probably a good script.
Then again I am judging a lot from what is essentially the first 5 minutes of the movie.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Plot: An american doctor with his family is on a trip in North Africa when he and his wife get dragged into an international conspiracy and thus they have to prevent the murder of a politician in England and rescue their son from the bad guys…
The music was composed by Bernard Herrmann but sadly this time it was mediocre, completely forgettable music. The characters were sympathetic, the acting was good, James Stewart especially, there is something really charismatic about this guy that just makes you identify with him easily. The plot is okay, nothing special. The atmosphere was almost perfect, typical Hitchcock-atmosphere that sucks you in. 7/10. Great movie but not by Hitchcock's standards, compared to his other movies this is average.
The Boogeyman (1980)
Plot: A young boy and his sister live with their trashy mother and her aggressive trash boyfriend. Said boyfriend beats the boy and ties him up so he can't bother them while they have sex. However, the boy kills his mom's lover one night with a knife. 20(?) years later the ghost of the murdered man comes back for revenge…
Surprisingly good slasher with elements of The Exorcist/Amityville Horror - actually, the house in this movie looks exactly like the one from Amityville, they just copied it shamelessly haha. But anyways, very fun slasher. The music is typical 80s slasher synth, I loved it. The characters are nothing special but the kid who kills the guy in the beginning grows up to be a mute volcel wizard. The plot is nothing original either. However, the atmosphere is deliciously 80s slasher and more importantly…you can tell that even though this is a low-budget movie the creators put their heart and soul into this trash movie. You can just feel it that it was made for fun. The dialogues and acting are hilariously cheesy at times, the kills are rather good bonus goes for having the guts to murder a child on-screen, not many slashers are brave enough to pull this off, the mirror-eyed succubus was unintentionally funny at the end. Heh. For all its flaws I praise the makers of this movie for at least putting more effort into it than your average slasher-creators. 7/10. Would watch again.
Plot: Some kind of a new parasite causes chaos in an apartment building, a parasite which attaches itself to its host and turns them into instinct-driven, sex-obsessed maniacs who want to have sex with everyone…
Good David Cronenberg movie with a nice soundtrack and some disturbing/cool effects. Prepare for body-horror if you are going to watch it. Feels very actual with the hysteria of Corona Virus going on nowadays. Also, this is pretty much every wizards' nightmare movie: all normals turning into even more of a normal, wanting to rape everyone they meet. Pretty scary scenario. 7/10.
Plot: Divorced succubus attends a therapy-group and starts an affair with her psychiatrist/psychologist. However, someone decides to kill succubi from the same group with a pair of scissors…
What a boring movie, probably the dullest slasher/giallo I've seen recently. Boring plot, there are barely any murders in it and they are repetitive, painfully predictable killer, do I need to go on? The only decent things about this movie are its music - not exactly good but enjoyable 80s synth - and Klaus Kinski. 3/10. Wouldn't watch again.
Shivers is a good one. Cronenberg directed some good stuff.
Aside from Shivers, I saw Videodrome, The Brood and Rabid. So far I like Cronenberg's stuff. At first I was afraid he would turn out to be a pretentious hack like David Lynch but Cronenberg's movies are actually entertaining and have coherent plots, aside from Videodrome which I thought was a weaker movie than his others. I'd rank the Cronenberg movies I saw like this:
The Brood > Shivers > Rabid > Videodrome
Videodrome was still fun but I felt like it was aiming to be a "too deep 4 u" kind of movie which I dislike generally.
It has been awhile since I watched videodrome and it really didn't help that I was on cold medicine and half asleep when watching it.
I couldn't even attempt to explain the plot or story. Just remember it had some cool/memorable effects and some super crazy scenes.
I got to get around to watching it again wide awake one of these days.
Scanners is fun watching. I bet you'd like it. I really like existenz and naked lunch but I don't think you'd enjoy them going off your post.
Original title: Kansen
Plot: A mysterious virus infects the staff of a hospital after they accidentally kill one of their patients…
What the hell was going on? I don't think it is supposed to be completely clear. Or maybe I'm just stupid. Fun movie, though. Feels like a dark hospital drama at the beginning (I don't say it as a complaint, the atmosphere of the movie was really good thanks to this), I also liked that the characters were quite realistic. There are some cheesy dialogues in it and the ending should have been clearer, otherwise Infection is a cool movie. 7/10.
Total Recall (1990)
Plot: Set in the future when humankind already colonized Mars, a construction worker on Earth living an ordinary life experiences dreams about him walking on Mars, despite the fact that he has no memories about ever going to that planet…
Super entertaining action sci-fi. I think the makers of Matrix stole a few things from this movie. Total Recall is non-stop action, chase scenes and adventures. The effects are usually quite good but I found some of them very cartoon-like. My only issue is Schwarzenegger. How did this guy get to be an ultra-famous actor? He really can't act, it is like watching some kind of a robot. That may have worked for the Terminator movies but in others like this one it just doesn't cut it. Watch this movie if you are looking for some light, over the top sci-fi action with lots of cheesy one-liners. 8/10.>>52692
I saw Naked Lunch partially when it was on TV, I thought it was OK but yeah I don't really like it when a movie wants you to make sense of what just happened on the screen.
Lune froide - shit
Buzzard - shit
pixar's Onward - shit
HBO's Outsider - ok
The Lighthouse - pretty cool
High Life - total bullshit
Birds of Prey - ficking vomit
Dr.Sleep - shit
The Gentlemen - mostly boring
Knives Out - okayish
Jojo Rabbit - a bit funny
It had a lot of problems from editing, to dialog, to the story being fairly predictable to me despite knowing nothing about the comic, to some of the sound design and music choices.
The only thing it really had going for it was that the action was alright.
It wasn't total shit, just very mediocre. If it wasn't for the vfx it would be quite forgettable.
Dark Night of The Scarecrow (1981)
PLOT: Rednecks kill a retarded guy because he likes to play with little succubi - even though he didn't hurt anyone. However, shortly after they are found innocent in court the members of the team start to die mysteriously…
Boring. All of the kills are done in ways that didn't really require any effort on the part of the creators, in short they suck. The characters aren't entertaining at all. The titular Scarecrow only appears as a, well, scarecrow! Seriously, how could they miss this? If they made this a slasher movie with a zombie scarecrow it would have been slightly better but no. They chose the easiest way and made the ghost of the dead guy the killer. There isn't really any redeeming quality to this movie, except the loli-retarded guy relationship if you like that stuff. 3/10.
Selection of watchable lesser known anglophone sci fis off the top of my head in no order
Screamers - Automated weapon system gone awry on alien planet
Ice Pirates - Humorous space opera where ice is a precious commodity.
Circuitry Man - fun schlock
Death Machine - brad dourif as evil 90s hacker, Evil robot.
Hardware - Post-apocalyptic, but there is still society and weapons testing. Evil robot.
The Arrival - Basically an extended Outer Limits episode with Charlie Sheen
Soldier - Supersolider Kurt Russell on trash planet.
Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor - Horror, Great effects
Robot Jox - Giant robots battling
Split Second - Rutger Hauer hunts urban monster in blade runner ripoff city
Outland - Sean Connery in an asteroid mine
The Blood of Heroes - Rutger Hauer is mad max football's best quarterback so he and his friends go to underground dystopia for championship.
Nirvana - Christopher Lambert in a mystery in blade runner ripoff city
Immortals - Pyramid full of Egyptian gods materializes one day in the sky of blade runner ripoff city
Beowulf(1999) - It's Beowulf but weird with Christopher Lambert
Cypher - Man thinks he is becoming a corporate spy but he is just duped and it gets more complicated
Crossworlds - Interdimensional rutger hauer
Bad Taste - peter jackson peanut head aliens running around a house
fire in the sky - best alien abduction movie
Threads - England gets nuked and the effects of it
2001: A Space Travesty - Light-hearted sci fi comedy with Leslie Nielsen
Body Melt - Experimental drug makes people explode grusomely
Fortress - Christopher Lambert must escape from a futuristic tech prison.
Strange Days - Something about VR in diet vlade runner ripoff city if I remember right
Space Truckers - A space trucker must transport mysterious cargo and he runs into a space pirate.
The Thirteen Floor - Good twisty sci fi that was really popular when it came out but now seems forgotten.
>>52535>a family film
sure, if you're a family of trailer trash that enjoy FART JOKES every 5 minutes
I don't know what's worse, the non-stop toilet humor or the fact the script actually has sonic say "gotta go fast"
Clearly a samefag that has not actually watched the movie yet for whatever reason is acting butthurt about it.
do you deny they added a ton of fart jokes?
Someone (probably you) already asked about this. >>52140
Just read earlier in the thread or watch the movie for yourself, or don't. I don't really care.
I still don't know why your panties are in a twist about this film. I am actually curious. Y U Mad?
I counted five or six, and they were particularly gross. The anon who said there are "none that I remember" has a bad memory. I don't know how you watch 1 1/2 hours of sonic giggling about his "chili dog farts" with cyclops and not remember that.>mad
Commie bullshit propaganda. Ending was nonsensical bullshit too.
[spoiler]>We gotta risk our lives and force people to share>hello old guy. What? We need to send some kind of "message" to the guys who orchestrated this morbid show at our expense, sent a kid down here and let some maniac run loose? lol, k.>oh no the child is hungery. We change plan now. Now the kid is the message.>THAT WILL SHOW THEM!!
You really think people working at the kitchen give a fuck about people inside? They might but I don't think the company hasn't thought about that scenario. Someone takes care of the dead bodies yes? If so then they make sure nobody unwanted sees the mess that comes back at lvl 0. That kid got shot on sight when the platform comes back. End of the story. Although the existence of this kid is still a mystery to me. But then what do i expect. How people who sign up for this are oblivious to what is happening inside or how was all of this even allowed is beyond sane reasoning of real life world. It's better to not think about probability of this movie's world-set. Unless this is some kind of secret organisation like in the OG of the "people playing a life/death game in seclusion"genre "My Little Eye", I doubt it all.
BTW I recommend you all to watch "My little Eye (2002)".
If you liked The Cube then this have similar vibes. Actors are okay, camera work wasn't bad either. Not much to praise or hate by me.>>51858
I liked it for what it was. I don't need to read explanations online. There are movies which don't need a plot to be enjoyable to watch and this is one of them. It really felt like watching something from 1890.
Just watched videodrome. It was pretty good. It was much better at making cool imagery than a compelling plot though. Would still recommend if you’re like me and love 80s horror stuff like the thing and from beyond.
fart jokes are the pinnacle of little kid humor and sonic is for children.
kid movies didn't used to have any of that shit, and sonic the hedgehog has never been about fecal matter
what you mean is it's the pinnacle of jewish humor
>>52858>fart jokes every 5 minutes>I counted five or six>there is literally only a single fart joke in the whole movie's runtime
Dude, you got problems and need to chill. >>52868>something I don't like happens>JEEEWWWWWWWWWSSSSS
Ok, I am done with your stupidity.
>>52869>there is literally only one
why are you lying
Sonic is shit though
Finally got around to watching suicide squad.
It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be from how hard it was being shit on, but it was still really bad.
It had potential I guess, but there was so much wrong with it in so many ways that I don't think it really could have been salvaged even if someone competent came in and gave it a total overhaul. The script was bad, the camera work was bad, the VFX were underwelming, there were totally unnecessary charcters that added nothing to the movie, and god that version of the joker was the fucking worst in every way.
Speaking of characters this movie seems totally concerned with just the characters, plot be damned so might as well give a brief description of how I felt about all the ones that mattered.
I will say that Viola Davis totally nailed the performance of Amanda Waller. That was perfect casting and she did a great job.
Katana and Captain Boomerang added literally nothing to the film and were pointless. Should have been cut in the first draft.
I feel like Killer Crock needed more development, but maybe that is just me. Also should have been physically bigger and probably full CG rather then just dude in heavy makeup/rubber suit.
Literally had no clue who El Diablo was but though he had potential as a interesting character. There was a attempt such as the bar scene but overall he was under cooked and hung out in the background too much to leave much of a impression.
Deadshot is normally kind of boring to me but the charisma of Will Smith actually made him fairly interesting for once. Probably the best character just because of Will's acting. Too bad the lines he had to work with were so mediocre.
Didn't like this version of Harley Quin all that much but at least she didn't drag down the movie. She at the very least actually got the characters to talk and interact with each other through banter which was needed because I get the feeling if she wasn't there they probably wouldn't talk to each other.
Flag was kind of boring and forgettable.
Enchantress was hot…uh
Also she made a really lame Big Bad Evil Guy with super shallow motivations and really ill-defined powers. Should have had more to do other then sit around the CGI lightshow of her doomsday device for most of the film
Incubus was also lame and seemed to forget most of his powers during the final fight because they would have apparently been inconvenient if he one shot most of the squad which would have been the more likely outcome if they didn't have plot armor.
The minions/totally-not-zombie-orks often appear to be carrying firearms and other weapons but conveniently never actually use them in the general direction of the squad for no reason which bothers me since the team seems like it would have been just fine in gunfights. But I guess the stunt team and director doesn't know how to shoot gun fights well so instead made almost all the conflicts melee even for characters who probably would prefer to fight from a distance like Deadshot and Cap.Boomerang.
Everyone I didn't mention didn't matter enough to make a lasting impression, like the doctor lady that Enchantress inhabits and Flag has a thing for. Didn't care about her and she wasn't developed at all. Or the main Guard that dumps exposition and did stuff involving a guy that sort of moved the plot along but I am not going to get into for spoiler reasons and because it is dumb. Or that rope guy that was just shoved in to show that the slave collar head explody thing actually works.
You know, the people who I didn't even bother to learn their names.
Yeah, overall I don't regret watching it, but boy oh boy was it not good. In some ways it actually reminds me of that movie Sucker Punch. All style, no substance. Only in this case the style wasn't even all that good.
Watched Trolls World Tour.
Wanted to see it in the movies but you know…
So instead I just streamed it from putlocker because fuck paying $20 bucks to "digitally rent" the movie for 48 hours when it takes less effort to pirate and going to the actual movie theater normally cost me $8.50 and I make a day of it and theater hop to get every bit of my money's worth.
Anyway, I really enjoyed it and think it was even better then the first. The animation and colors were fantastic and the music was wonderful as expected.
Some of the character development was meh but whatever.
It isn't a great film by conventional standards but it brings me great joy for what it is so I love it.
It is just so unapologetic happy and joyful in a really sincere way. It really speaks to my inner child.
->Pin: A plastic nightmare (1988)
Better than your average horror movie. It isn't a slasher exactly, there aren't many kills in this one. But interesting nonetheless, has a couple of wtf scenes and many (unintentionally) funny scenes. 7/10.
Good movie by Kurosawa. Doesn't really have a plot since well, it is based on dreams. My favorite dreams were The Tunnel, Mt.Fuji in Red and Crows. The Village of The Watermills was also a comfy ending to the movie. 8/10.
->The Stepfather 2: Make Room for Daddy (1989)
The first one was good but this is better. The kills aren't impressive at all, most of the time you only see blood. However, this is a very entertaining movie, made me chuckle lots of times. 7/10.
->Boogeyman 2 (1983)
Awful, both in itself and when you compare it to the first movie. How could they mess this up so badly? I know: typical forced sequel disease, the first was good so let's make another movie even if we don't have any good ideas! This was a very lazy sequel, probably one of the laziest ones I saw. The movie itself is around 80 minutes at max and of that at least 30 minutes is reviewing the original movie…wonderful, guys. The kills are boring and done badly, though there are some extremely-retarded methods I found entertaining to some degree. 3/10.
->Evil Dead Trap (1988)
Probably my favorite J-horror. In contrast to most J-horror this is a slasher too, not just horror. Euro-horror, especially italian horror/slasher movies of the time had a clear influence on the makers, which I appreciate very much. Reminded me of a Fulci movie, both the good effects/kills and the music. 9/10. Would watch again.
Why am I the only one posting here lately? Anyway…
Very impressive movie for its time. It is over 4 hours long but was worth the watch, I enjoyed it. The acting was good, the music was catchy, the movie itself looked very nice - especially the scene when Cleo marches into Rome. 9/10.
You probably watch more movies than most here, and also still care enough to write your thoughts on them.
I don't write about everything I watch.
I used to only write about stuff in theater or stuff I have especially strong opinions on after watching. Since theaters are shut down and most of the movies I have watched in the past few weeks have been meh I haven't felt the need to post.
Some stuff I watched recently were Jackie Brown and Chinatown. Both very enjoyable movies. Jackie brown had that quentin humor and intrigue to it, with some spy/heist movie themes as the titular character tries to pull one over on the feds. Chinatown was a nice noir film, with some genuinely unexpected twists. The ending was a bit lacking, as not all the threads and interactions were made clear, though I guess that was the point.
Gangs of New York (2002)
Scorsese movies always make me hate humanity even more for some reason. This was a good movie, though it had the typical try-hard Scorsese atmosphere about it which I don't particularly like. Most characters were complete psychopaths or simply horrible persons, the only somewhat decent guy was the main character. There were some pretty awful moments in it though like when DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz have sex, it was like the scene was written by a 16 yo
, anyway 7/10. The relationship between Amsterdam and Bill was quite interesting.>>53124>I used to only write about stuff in theater
I would never go to the cinema, even if they paid me for it. Seriously, loud normals chatting and laughing everywhere around you, how can anyone enjoy movies like that? And to add more to this, you have to pay for this too.
Very little is known about German writer Heinrich von Kleist's suicide partner, a young married succubus named Henriette. Although a lot of the film is fiction, it's still grounded, it seems, by what we know of Kleist's life thanks to his biographers and the letters he left behind. I really enjoyed this. It manages to be both funny and moving at the same time. A lot of Kleist's dialogue seems to be taken almost verbatim from his letters, which I thought was a nice touch. Henriette is brought to life in an interesting and understated way. We learn more about her, but she remains very enigmatic.
It's a bit hard to like the self-absorbed and melodramatic Kleist portrayed here, but the film doesn't skewer him, either. I think the director wanted to poke fun at the temperament of artists in general in a mostly good-natured and sympathetic way. The idea of love is also shown to be a bit silly, at it's core something that's mostly selfish and illusory. This too is portrayed in a gentle, amusing way, whereas a different director might've treated the idea of love with snark and smug contempt.>Amour Fou ("mad love") is a 2014 Austrian film directed by Jessica Hausner, starring Christian Friedel and Birte Schnöink. The story is set in Berlin in 1810 and 1811, and follows the German writer Heinrich von Kleist and his friend Henriette Vogel in the final stages of their lives. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amour_Fou_(2014_film)
>>53162>A lot of Kleist's dialogue seems to be taken almost verbatim from his letters
That sounds ridiculous. People do not speak in the same way that they write.
These make me laugh so much! I never get tired of looking at them. >>53183
It works quite well in the film. I hope you'll give it a chance, wiz.
what the heck i dont remember a character like that
What are some good movies to listen to? I quite like single location movies where the dialog is the most important aspect until the end.
She looks like nu Spock from Jew Jew Abraham
>>53206>visual medium>wants to ignore the visuals
Why not just listen to audio plays then?
I don't understand they no matter what the hobby is there is some contrarian that comes in and ask stuff like this.
If you don't want to watch movies then don't watch movies. Even single location movies where dialog is the most important still are visual movies with a lot of effort put into the acting and cinematography.
It is like asking if anyone has low rez black and white photos of paintings with detailed descriptions in a thread discussing fine art.
I am so sick of this contrarian impulse that drive people like you to do shit like this.
Why can't I listen to audio books, radio dramas and enjoy listening to movies? They're all presented very differently and I enjoy them at different times.
Because radio dramas and audiobooks are made with the intent of being listened to. Movies are made with the intent that the viewer will watch the screen and hear the audio. To take that away would be like trying to read a normal book but ripping out every line of dialogue. You will simply never get the full information that way.
This is the exact reason why they make audiobooks and radio dramas, so that you can listen to the whole story, as it's been taken and either written with that in mind or converted from the original format.
>>53304>It's undeniably a social commentary
And what is it trying to say?
koreans are tryharding to be the next cool asian country so they fake being deep and intellectual
Like is that actually what the movie is about (which could be interesting if done right) or did you ignore the question?
Could be either, depending on the point of view. Or both.
Put it bluntly it just observes social inequalities in South Korea coupled to the dismay of having to live in a postmodern society whether you are dirt poor or filthy rich. I'm no expert on "social commentaries" but i don't think it necessarily has to take a side or promote a way of thinking about the
addressed issue, that's why the ending of the movie is open to interpretation. It's a story about two poor working class people meeting a one percenter. Why don't you watch it if it makes you curious ?>>53318
Meh that's pretty cynical but i agree that the "social commentary" stuff will start to seem a bit forced if they keep focusing on it. I mean this movie and "Parasite" were done at almost the same time but they seem to have some very similar patterns. But imo it was much more ridicule and "pretentious" in Parasite. On the other hand there is nothing wrong with "intellectual" cinema, i think traditionnal cinema used to be like this, more an extension of litterature than a purely distractive media.
Surprisingly entertaining italo-crime/thriller. Honestly didn't expect that twist ending though, and it even made sense. There are many funny moments in this one, this movie made me laugh several times. 8/10. Can be watched multiple times.
The 7th Seal (1957)
Probably the best Bergman movie I have seen yet. It was genuinely entertaining, which is quite rare among art-movies. 8/10.
Guilty of Romance (2011)
Don't watch this if you get triggered by literal whores, adultery, too much sex scenes, people acting like animals. Oh and sex. This is the 3rd movie I saw from the director - Sion Sono, the previous two I watched were Suicide Club and Noriko's Dinner Table. Gotta say he has a very characteristic way with movies, I could have told he was the director of this movie even if I watched it without any knowledge about the makers. Anyways, I liked this better than Suicide Club or Noriko. It is a very depressing movie that portrays how low people can sink when they give in to sexuality fully. 9/10.
The Penthouse (1967)
One of the dullest movies I have seen recently. Practically nothing happens, except for long, boring and sometimes even pretentious dialogues. Apparently it based on a play which explains why the whole thing takes place in one location and why it is so dialogue-heavy. But still, that is no excuse, another thriller movie that came out at around the same time called Wait Until Dark is much better than this, and that movie is based on a play too and is very similar to The Penthouse both in story and atmosphere yet it didn't bore me to tears. 3/10. Suzy Kendall is the only reason why this movie isn't absolutely terrible.
On The Waterfront (1954)
Pretty good. The first half or third of the movie drags a little but once you get the feel of it it gets much better. There were some scenes which really hit me emotionally. My only complaint is that Marlon Brando looks like a clown in it, his make-up or whatever it is called they did with his eyebrows just make him look ridiculous. 7/10.
You mentioning Marlon Brando inspired me to do a review of The Wild One (1954)
It was kinda meh to be honist. I don't understand why Brando was consitered cool in this film. It just gave me the impression that at he couldn't actually act or had really shitty direction because for the most part he just sulked in a corner somewhere doing the 50s equivalent of a shitty edgy loner impression despite also being the leader of a fuck huge biker gang that mostly acted like drunk middle-schoolers.
The opening title scene was laughable but once they actually rode their motorcycles the visuals were actually alright. Sound design was excellent though they kinda made every single motorcycle sound exactly the same which is a bit distracting. The writing and dialog meander and whole chunks of the film are boring and don't move the plot along. The whole thing felt a bit pointless since besides the slightest of internal changes everything was more or less in the same place as the movie started as far as character development goes.
I will say that the costuming of Brando was excellent and make me want a nice leather jacket with matching gloves, boots, and a new pair of well fitting jeans.
Everyone else just looked meh besides the few succubi who got lots of attention from the costume department too, but they were all less interesting then even the directionless Brando.
Overall the movie was mediocre and forgettable. Rebel Without a Cause is a better film.
[spoiler]I was expecting to see a death scene in the climax or near the end, nonetheless, I was not disappointed by the absence of your usual sad death scene. I liked the movie, especially the parts where Elsa sings along the icy scenery, those were fabulous.
About the story… I won't say much. It's good and even memorable. Like almost every Disney movie.
At times, the things being discussed in the movie gave me uneasy feelings and I got distracted by it. In the end, you can say that it transmits a moralistic message that people will easily forget and that can only come as an afterthought as their animalistic hearts overpower their rational minds if they have any.
What I'm referring to is that it tries to make a point about true love and how looks can be deceiving, but, at the same time, tells you that looks is what comes into the equation of true love. You can link this bust with the first romantic interest of Anna, as they are so similar in appearance, that is, the prince who ends up trying to kill her. The feelings and reactions the bust triggered on her are the same she had with the prince when she first met him. Those feelings is what true love basically is.
That last scene where Anna saves her sister, that Disney tries to show us as what true love is, I will dismiss it as a simple logical reaction, for she knew that if she stopped to get a kiss, her sister would have been killed. So that knowledge prevented her from getting kissed, because then the death of Elsa would have been in her hands. "My sister got killed because I decided not to save her when I could, and instead I saved myself by receiving a kiss, and at the very same moment I got kissed she got sliced in two." She couldn't have decided not to save her. The thought that her sister's is being killed while she is receiving a kiss is too deterring, and she was in the first place a very emotional character, so she simply reacted.
the 2019 x-men flick is just one long scene about jean gray PMS'ing, including numerous succubus power messages, I wouldn't be surprised if a succubus produced it
btw the main villain was some snow white scandinavian to fulfill the hollywood trope of the evil white blond person, which was just gratuitous I thought
the lowest point yet in the x-men movies in my opinion
they didn't even have a Quicksilver+music thingy
for me that was probably worse than all the soppy emotionalism and non-story, I love that character and his power and smiled when I saw him back
so what do the x-succubi producers do? just show him just unbuckling a couple seatbelts and then getting knocked out at the start of the flick never to return
it's like why did you even bother having the actor back on, it was essentially a cameo role, pathetic
That was Bryan singer’s thing different director
They wrote Quick silver out of the story because the hack writers couldn't figure out how to deal with someone who could basically solve most of the problems they set up if he was there.
It is sort of why you need good writers for any story involving superman to not suck. That said, it wasn't the worst way they could have handled it I have seen for dealing with a character with 'inconvenient' powers or abilities but it was still pretty bad. Then again the whole movie wasn't good in general so 🤷♂️.
You should leave.
You should improve your thesaurus.
says the guy who can't spell misogynist right.
Finally got around to watching this a number of days ago. Overall, I didn't mind it, even though it was definitely pretty Eraserhead-ish. I don't mind such films myself and was already partly aware of how abstract this film was going to be and to not expect much of a traditional story. I enjoyed The Witch as well and that's part of the reason why I was interested in watching this, but I don't recall The Witch being as surreal as this film was, but I'll admit that it's been quite a while since I watched it. Between the two, I'd actually say I preferred The Witch, but this one wasn't too bad either.
Themes-wise it seemed to almost be a bit of a Prometheus parable what with, the seemingly ethereal light of the lighthouse and Robert Patterson having his guts being pecked out by birds as punishment for looking at it, similar to Prometheus bringing fire to man and being punished in much the same way.
It also made me think of the divide between those who are exploited and those who exploit. That scene where Willem Dafoe's character is dressing down Robert Patterson and saying that if he ordered him to literally take apart the lighthouse and put it back together again while spit shining every rusty nail until it gleamed, that he should have a smile on his face the whole time for simply being told to do so and given the opportunity. A weak, crotchety old man ruthlessly exploiting the labor of someone else, someone younger, as in the case of Robert Paterson, while Willem Dafoe pretty much does nothing except jack off naked next to the magic lantern of the lighthouse, which he of course hogs all for himself. Not only that, but to then deny Robert Patterson any dignity or recognition for his efforts and to instead condemn him as a useless, good for nothing, seemed especially cruel and unusual. To me, I couldn't help, but see it as having parallels to an oppressor, or a tiny minority, withholding everything for themselves and leaving next to nothing for those they exploit, while treating the poor as lazy and themselves the rich as hardworking. That whole tirade of his demanding complete, unflinching obsequiousness to whatever he says seemed to be particularly reflective of when the rich rob and exploit the poor and then demand the poor be happy for having been given the opportunity to be exploited and to not dare speak a single word otherwise. And, by god, have the rich of today's world managed to accomplish just that. You've really gotta hand it to them for successfully mindfucking people into being happy with their complete, crumb laden servitude.
On that point, did anyone else kind of hate Willem Dafoe's character? Willem Dafoe's acting was brilliant, but the character itself almost kind of ruined the movie for me due to how totally vile he is. Like Robert Patterson's character points out, he's really only tolerable when he's drunk and anytime else he's just a meanspirited and malicious old buzzard. It's like he spends the whole movie trolling the shit out of Robert Patterson and fucking with him every chance he gets. I honestly couldn't help, but sympathize with Robert Patterson's character since the guy just can't catch a break at all and is basically driven to complete madness by Willem Dafoe's constant trolling and gaslighting. I would've wanted to throttle the neck of that rotten old cunt by the end of it too, and I'm surprised he didn't, since he only splits his head open in self-defense
. I mean, honestly, who wouldn't have? Especially since that old bastard seemed to have every intent of ruining Robert Patterson, despite working him to the bone at every opportunity and not cutting him a single ounce of slack, in what seemed to be simply for the lulz, despite Robert Patterson being an extremely hardworking and diligent worker who only wants to keep his job and earn a decent pay. I mean, can you imagine being in that character's position and having to deal with this level of insanity from your boss? The most frightening is that this shit probably happened all the time back then and probably still does. I used to think being a lighthouse keeper would be a comfy job, but, after seeing this movie, I'm not so sure anymore. Not unless I was on my own that is, in which case it would probably be quite comfy.
I gotta say I'm almost half-curious to see if other wizards in the wageslave thread have had to put up with this kind of maddening shit. If so, you have my deep most sympathies. Never have I been more relieved with my NEEThood, if only to avoid the possibility of that kind of nightmarish stuff ever happening. >>52265
Parasite was good, but it got me thinking on how why is it that the only good asian films these days seem to come out of South Korea? Memories of Murder, Oldboy, The Chaser, The Wailing, Taegukgi, The Host, Train to Busan, Admiral: Roaring Currents, The Good, The Bad, And The Weird, and even The Kingdom, which is just a Netflix series, but still. All of them are South Korean. What the hell ever happened to Japan specifically? Why the heck aren't they putting out good movies like this anymore? Is there a single Japanese film made within the last 20 years which matches South Korea's output that wasn't just anime? I can't think of any. What about any other asian nation? I'll admit that I'm no film buff, but the only ones I can currently think of are The Raid 1 & 2, which I believe came out of either Malaysia or Indonesia.
Boyz n the hood is great, probably one of my favourite films of the 90s, doughboy was an honourary wizard
wtf no, scar had a kid who was in the sequel>>52524
normies were obsessed with that movie, I couldn't stand it, pro-natal shit about mu h circle of life and "becoming a man" messages and then simba getting sucked in by a succubus, it was so gross
didn't fantasize about killing them but I remember wishing scar would have won
>>53561>Why the heck aren't they putting out good movies like this anymore? Is there a single Japanese film made within the last 20 years which matches South Korea's output that wasn't just anime?
Shin Godzilla was great>What the hell ever happened to Japan specifically?
They've really stagnated culturally, the younger generation just aren't very creative and prefer to become hikikomori or pachinko addicts
I've never seen Shin Godzilla, but after thinking about it some more the only film that came to mind for me as an example of decent Japanese cinema within the last 20 years was Battle Royale. I'm sure there might be a couple others I've never heard of, but they must be pretty obscure. It certainly doesn't match the notoriety of South Korean cinema these days and that's pretty much all one sees or hears about coming out of asia anymore. Even stuff like Snowpiercer and Okja are South Korean films, but with a mostly North American cast, further indicating their current presence/success elsewhere.
Well, it's just a shame is all since Japanese cinema used to be really good. Near as I can tell, the wild success of anime within the last 30 years, and then some, is pretty much what single handedly killed Japan's film industry. The comments below sum it all up pretty well.
>For me it’s the bad acting and bad directing that put me off. Plot-wise or script-wise Japan’s entertainment industry is extremely innovative. Japan is the only country outside America that has created internationally known super-heroes. Its entertainment industry — esp. manga, anime and video games — is second to none when it comes to storytelling. Hollywood is currently turning Anime titles into tripple-A blockbusters in spades. Now other Asian countries are making better movies and dramas. But it wasn’t always like this. Japan used to have great actors/directors and a great film culture.
>Based on what I have read, I think the problem is that “cinema” ceased to be an engine for storytelling in the Japanese entertainment culture. Japanese audiences go to manga, anime (and light novels) for fresh stories. For whatever reason, the Japanese audience has lost interest in real human beings. I recently looked up Japan’s annual box office revenues. It turned out that even top-earning titles from Hollywood were mainly Disney animations or Disney live-action adaptations of popular animated shows (like Beauty & the Beast). In Japan, top-earning Japanese films in the past decade have almost exclusively been anime — Ghibli works and most recently “Your Name”. Heck, they are still making “Doraemon” movies — which still earns almost $100 million with each installation. (if you don’t know what Doraemon is, look it up on wikipedia). This is crazy. If you are still making Doraemon movies while your live-action expressions are desiccating, you’re mindfully killing that art form.
>But, for me, this explains why Japanese live-action cinema died. It is quite dead. Some critics say that anime’s huge success on the silver screen has largely been due to financial reasons. However, there is no reason to believe that good live-action films would not be as profitable. Animes are cartoons. They are not real “movies”; voice acting creates only caricaturized persons. Basically, the Japanese cinema now is merely an extension of the TV. Hayao Miyasaki once said that the Japanese no longer wanted to see what real humans look like. Japanese producers keep dodging the problems. In stead of trying to regain the audience’s trust in the quality of live action productions, they keep producing more animes.
>In his book Dogs and Demons Alex Kerr said it clearly:
>“In the past forty years, Japanese film has so thoroughly lost its audience that it exists more as a symbolic industry then as a real one.”
>So what happened to the once group breaking Japanese film industry?
>#1: Obsessions with KAWAII. Japanese Kawaii culture has spawned a whole market around itself and has been exported. But almost in lock step, as kawaii grew, the desire and appetite for adult themes diminished. Seven Samurai would never have been made in todays cute obsessed Japan.
>#2: Japanese life is based on patterns and repetition. It starts in pre-school and continue all the way to retirement. This allows for a fairly homogeneous society which has allowed Japan relative domestic peace for the last 50 years. It doesn’t allow Japan much in the way of outside the box creative thinking.
>#3: Companies have to make money. As the general sensibility in Japan has crept ever further away from traditional adult themes and more and more into childish likes and dislikes (How many Japanese adults do you know who have been to Tokyo Disney Land 50 times and have no kids? I know many.) the companies making moves have to target the audience. This means immature and childish themes.
>#4: Hollywood loves to make trilogies and we all laugh and point when they are inevitably bad. In Japan, they take this to a whole other level. Otoko ga tsurai has over 48 installments. Godzilla has around 50. Ekimae had 24 installments. Shacho had 40. And unlike Hollywood counter parts with sequels being based on the success of the first film and having unique plotsand characters, the Japanese forever-movies vary very, very little in plot, production and cast. They really are cooky cutter films. While studios are making these year after year they aren’t coming up with something new and fresh.
>So, what is making money? PORN and ANIME.
>Japanese Anime is a power house both domestically and abroad. Although some have criticized more recent releases based on aesthetic issues, the numbers are clear:
>"By the numbers, things are looking good in the anime industry in a broad sense as the market’s revenue grew by almost 200 billion yen ($1.76 billion) for the third year in a row. Currently, the industry generates 1,826 billion yen or 15.9 billion USD."
>Anime is creative and dangerous in all the ways Japanese film isn’t anymore.
>Porn is big biz:
>“…the “average” Japanese consumer spent 157 USD per year on porn. That is TRIPLE what the average American consumer spends.”
>And despite rumors that the industry is suffering, new niche markets are opening up and picking up the slack.
>The reality is that despite occasionally releasing a niche market film which does well abroad and then is held aloft as an example of “amazing Japanese cinema”, by and large the Japanese film business is nearly dead. There’s little motivation to bring it back to life either as the part of the market inclined to prefer childish/teeny-bopper themes has never stopped expanding.
Media destroys it's self by destroying it's only food source. When people live in the world and have interesting experiences they have material for good stories. When all they do is watch movies, anime and play games they never have their own unique experiences. It creates a brain drain where fans of the medium can't offer it anything innovative, they can only shuffle what's already in the deck. Japan suffers immensely from this and it's media is now refined to it's barest most bland points because "it works" and is a safe investment.
Japans started to see international money flooding in so you can expect more Americanized movies and TV series going forward. US markets just too big to ignore and you can make films for them (or spin offs by them) for maximum profit.
The newest godzilla from a couple years ago? That thing was dumb and cringy, and comparable to the american trash from 6 years ago with how little time gojira even spent on screen. A boring human interest drama with an annoying focus on the lead succubus, even more annoying as she kept switching from japanese to english to show off. The whole thing made gojira final wars look great by comparison.
Final wars was decently entertaining though tbh.
Just watched this myself. Had heard some pretty mixed thing about it, but I thought it was alright. I was worried it was gonna suck (either be really dumb or super dull), but it actually tuned out to be one of the more enjoyable sci-fi films I've seen in recent years. Even so, lots of really goofy stuff happens in the film. Like space pirates, crazed space baboons, using a chunk of metal to block the rocks of Neptune's rings, or that water pipe on Mars that made no sense whatsoever and seemed to only be there to beat you over the head with the symbolism of the main character descent into darkness to find his father.
And there's a number of other examples as well, but it honestly didn't bother me too much since the atmosphere/tone/visuals were so well done and remained on point regardless of the goofiness. Then again, the amount of shit that Brad Pitt's character survives during the film was kind of through the roof and, for whatever reason, it somewhat reminded me of the sort of crazy shit that would happen to Issac Clarke in a video game like Dead Space. As in just surviving setpiece after setpiece of one crazy disaster after another which, like this film, happens a lot in that game. I guess the both of them being sci-fi just reminded me of it.
>IIRC, they originally planned to make the main character autistic
Really? That's interesting. I'm actually clinically autistic and I appreciated how the main character appeared to be, in certain ways, a bit autistic as well. Mostly in the sense of how he described his inability to connect with others, the various hang-ups/emotions he has, and a couple of his other mannerisms as well. Overall though he just seemed like a normal guy trying to cope with crippling daddy issues and essentially just needed closure from his father, so as to start actually living his life.
>I really liked seeing a portrayal of a schizoid.
But isn't a schizoid someone who suffers from paranoid delusions? Like somebody who imagines hearing voices and shit like that? How was the main character a schizoid exactly? Or can schizoid mean someone who's cold, has trouble understanding/processing emotion, and is anti-social? In that case, I guess that'd make me a schizoid too. Either way, Brad Pitt did a good job here. I actually don't much care for him as an actor, but I was pleasantly surprised at his ability to play an anti-social/introspective/mentally disturbed character like this so well. Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland were also really good too.
>some of the messages the film tries to send are banal and uninteresting.
Agreed. For me this mostly boiled down to the ending and how, since there's no observable life in the universe we need to see to taking care of each other instead since, as Brad Pitt's character puts it, "we're all we've got". Then you had that whole scene of Tommy Lee Jones begging Brad Pitt to, "let him go", which seemed like the movie once again beating the viewer over the head with its themes of needing to let go of the past and to go forward in life free of its burdens. Him returning to Earth and hooking back up with that succubus from the beginning of the film kinda made me roll my eyes a tad, but oh well. That's just how most movies tend to go, unfortunately. Resorting to that sort of schmaltzy crap. >>51544
Can this really be considered to be that though, especially when there's so much unscientific and downright ridiculous stuff that happens in it? Seemed more like a drama/character study first and foremost with the sci-fi stuff as mostly window dressing. I'd personally hesitate to call it hard sci-fi. Something like 'Europa Report', or even 'The Martian', would be better examples of hard sci-fi movies, frankly.
>When all they do is watch movies, anime and play games they never have their own unique experiences. It creates a brain drain where fans of the medium can't offer it anything innovative, they can only shuffle what's already in the deck.
Kind of reminds me of that now infamous quote from Miyazaki when he laments about how the anime industry is full of otaku and, by extension, people who never leave their houses, observe human behavior, or have noteworthy experiences worth writing about. I can't say it's wrong, but the whole thing still feels so insufferably normalfag to me. Just seems like another way of shitting on shut-ins for being unimaginative drones who can only consume and never create. Which means the only people who can write decent stories are life loving normalfaggots like Miyazaki? Is that it? Seriously? There's something about that which I don't want to admit is true, but it seems impossible to deny that it is. And I hate that. I really do. Fuck this world.
I mean, yeah, it's self-evident that people who sit in their houses all day won't, and in fact don't, have much material to work with to craft fresh new stories. And, like I just said, I hate that, that's the case. Participating in life shouldn't be the prerequisite to writing a good story. There should be an entire untapped breadth of stories that only shut-ins, or social outcasts could write. I guess it's only the rare few who are actually capable of doing so, but even the most reclusive authors still participated in life to some extent. Whatever. I just hate how it basically indicates that NEETs/shut-ins/recluses are just worthless losers who are incapable of doing anything meaningful, or creating anything of note and are only there to soak up the media of others like a sponge, or to recycle it endlessly, since they're absence of any creativity or originality is due to their apparent lack of life experience, which I still feel is debatable.
>Japans started to see international money flooding in so you can expect more Americanized movies and TV series going forward.
I don't get what you mean. Are you saying there's going to be a revival in Japan's film industry to capture NA interest and to keep the money flowing in, or is that anime is going to become more specifically crafted towards appealing to a primarily NA audience? I was under the impression that the latter was already true. If the former happens, wouldn't that just make the same as South Korea right now? Most South Korean films are pretty much that already, going back decades in fact, and to see Japan go that route wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing. At least they'd be releasing relevant/successful films again.
>>53635>But isn't a schizoid someone who suffers from paranoid delusions? Like somebody who imagines hearing voices and shit like that?
No. You have it confused with schizophrenia.
I'm also autistic. I've been lurking the Schizoid Personality Disorder sub-reddit (r/schizoid) for a while. It's a mess like much of reddit, but there is still the occasional gem. Lots of people there are living in solitude like us.
In some ways I definitely feel like they are our cousins. Much of the time I find the average poster there more likeable and relateable than /r/aspergers, which seems to heavily skew toward young, extroverted, female, higher functioning types.
>Some traits according to both the DSM-5 and ICD-10 include:
Neither desiring nor enjoying close relationships, including being part of a family.
Having one or no close friends/confidants.
Consistently preferring solitary activities.
Lacking a desire for sexual experiences with another person.
Taking pleasure in few, if any, activities.
Emotional coldness, detachment of flattened affectivity.
Appearing indifferent to either praise or criticism from others.
The ICD-10 also includes the following as schizoid traits:
Limited capacity to express warm, tender feelings for others as well as anger
Indifference to social norms and conventions.
Preoccupation with fantasy and introspection.
one movie i really enjoyed and has a schizoid main character was The Remains of the Day, i watched it again yesterday.
>>53636>Which means the only people who can write decent stories are life loving normalfaggots like Miyazaki? Is that it? Seriously? There's something about that which I don't want to admit is true, but it seems impossible to deny that it is.
Well wiz I'm happy to inform you this is complete and utter bullshit. In fact, very often it happens to be the opposite. People who say that just don't read very much, or are not very much into reading biographies. Let's stay within the boundaries of one particular genre of fiction I've been dedicating myself to for the past several years, horror literature. I can give you concrete evidence in that particular field. Now I can't say I've read everything because that would be impossible, but I've read a whole fucking lot of it. Most of the time? Yeah, those guys are behind desks their whole lives, not partying or wasting time on bullshit like most normals. Maybe still normals for wizchan standards (some got married) but still very far from your average life loving retard full of partying and socializing experience.
Here's some of the great writers that helped define the genre;
Clark Ashton Smith. Spent virtually his entire life living in isolation in a cabin, taking care of his ill parents, working blue collar jobs to survive, working on writing and other solitary artistic endeavours like sculpture on his free time. Completely uneventful life other than lack of money and ill parents who wouldn't die.
M. R. James. Spent his whole life behind a desk job and working all his free time writing ghost stories, editing scholarly editions of medieval works and looking at old coins. Completely uneventful life.
Algernon Blackwood. Infamous loner, worked several low paying jobs to support himself and his free time was either behind a desk writing horror stories, reading about the occult and eastern philosophies, or on long walks by himself. Completely uneventful life apart dying from an unordely amount of consecutive heart strokes.
Sheridan Le Fanu. Married at 30 with a mentally ill succubus who made his life miserable. Always in debt, he used literature and particularly horror, as escapism from his grim existence. Worked on several shitty desk jobs to support himself. Only event in his life was an energy draining wife.
Thomas Ligotti. You probably know how much this guy loves life. Moving on.
H. P. Lovecraft. Book worm, could never support himself, married out of convenience, fucked that up, suffered from bouts of all sorts of ills and bad health, only way he could talk to people comfortably was through hand written letters, which he wrote thousands of. Only events on his life was mental breakdowns, shitty finances and failing at math.
Love for life leads nowhere. Most of humanity loves life and accomplishes fucking nothing. Love for a craft and time dedicated to it is the only thing that accomplishes anything of value.
Quality post, thanks.
Hmmm, I see. I guess them sounding so similar made me think they were related somehow. I've seen the word brought up a couple times around here, so I was somewhat aware of what it actually meant, but I guess I still thought it had something to do with schizophrenia on some level. >>53639
I'd say I tick all the boxes on those listed traits, except for the following 3:
Appearing indifferent to either praise or criticism from others.
Limited capacity to express warm, tender feelings for others as well as anger
Indifference to social norms and conventions.
In regards to the first one, I'm a complete snowflake when it comes to criticism, so much so that even mean things said to me online tend to affect me quite negatively. Vice versa, when someone praises me I tend to feel a little bit better about myself for the day. I possess very low self-esteem, so I tend to be affected by criticism/praise pretty strongly.
Second is true, up until it mentions being unable to express anger. I can still get quite angry and, in fact, struggle with feelings of anger a lot. Not outward anger mind you, but just with inner feelings of anger/irritation. I'll admit though that when I'm alone and I have the house to myself and I happen to be in the grip of these sorts of feelings, I'll find myself kicking the wall with my foot or slamming my fists against the counter just to try and expel all this anger/pain I feel. There were also a couple occasions where I slammed my head against the table, but I stopped doing that for fear I might cause myself serious head injury. For what it's worth, I can recall Brad Pitt's character mentioning how angry he feels on the inside, after recalling the angry space baboon that attacked him and how he could relate with the sheer rage present in its eyes.
Third one feels like a completely opposite way to describe me, since I'm usually very concerned about social norms and conventions. Or at least my own warped sense of what they are, given my awkward/autistic misreading of things and the rather intense anxiety I have whenever I'm in a social situation, or just around strangers in general.
I'll also mention that I do enjoy being part of my family, to the extent that I have both of my parents to talk to and keep me company. To be honest, I'm terrified of the day when I'm completely alone. One of my favorite lines in the movie is when Brad Pitt's character mentions how as much as he wished for complete solitude and isolation from others, that solitude has begun to wear on him and it's starting to hurt and become a nightmare all its own to deal with. That just really hit home for me, since as near totally reclusive hermit for the past 13 years, solitude does start to wear on you after a while. Quite hard, in fact. In my case, my parents are my anchor and have kept me from the howling black pit of agony that true aloneness would bring. I can't engage or connect with others, so once they're gone, I'll finally find myself falling down that hole, which I can't imagine I'll handle very well, when 13 years of even the partial solitude of only speaking to and interacting with my parents has begun to heavily wear on me.
Sounds like schizoids are 'blessed', for lack of a better term, with more stoic/inert mannerisms, versus laughably weak, emotional basket case autists like myself. In my case, I tend to be extremely high-strung and even the most minor bumps in the road can cause me to completely shutdown and just want to run away or immediately abandon whatever it is I'm doing. It seems like schizoids don't suffer from such things and are almost automaton-like when it comes to adversity. Correct? Not like it matters, but I think a schizoid could probably enmesh themselves within the normal world to a far better degree than an autist like myself could, since their ability to accomplish tasks and to stay focused in spite of setbacks would make them prime workers or just people to be relied on, even when compared to normals, and especially to someone like me who has a complete meltdown at the first sign of trouble. There are very, very few things I can do on my own without assistance or someone, like one of my parents, just being there to help calm me down. A schizoid seems as if they wouldn't have such challenges and in fact would be very hyper-independent for the most part.
>Let's stay within the boundaries of one particular genre of fiction I've been dedicating myself to for the past several years, horror literature.
That does tend to be the genre where recluses/shut-ins shine the most. I was actually gonna mention Lovecraft as being an example of a mostly shut-in writer, but then I remembered how he got married and had a couple friends he corresponded with, which I thought would disqualify him. Same with Poe, since didn't he get married and engage in life socially to some extent? Well, either way, I agree that they were still a far cry from even someone like Miyazaki, at least as far as engaging with life is concerned, or having any fond things to say about it.
You know it's funny, but I think it was actually Ligotti himself who said that very few mentally disturbed, or reclusive people are capable of being decent horror writers. His point being that only the best, most innovative horror fiction is made by mentally disturbed, reclusive writers, like Poe and Lovecraft. In his own way, I guess Ligotti was making somewhat the same point that Miyazaki did, albeit in a far less smug/dismissive/condescending way. As you mentioned though, most, whether they be an extrovert or an introvert, just shuffle on through life barely being able to handle the daily motions of everyday existence, let alone make time, or have the mental wherewithal to write anything of note. Normal people do tend to have more energy for these sorts of things, though. The more energy you have, the more willpower you have to devote to a given craft, the more confident you are to speak your mind and to accomplish what you've set yourself to do. In that sense, that often puts them ahead of those who can barely cobble enough energy to just get through the day, or to deal with stuff like chronic anxiety or depression.
Still, kudos to you for providing those examples that you did. Your brief descriptions of them and their credentialed estrangement from the world were enjoyable to read.
>Love for a craft and time dedicated to it is the only thing that accomplishes anything of value.
Somehow that feels just as bad, to be honest. Most people who are shut-ins are just useless consumers and, in the same turn, so are most life loving normals. At the same time though, just to bring up that Miyazaki quote again, is the stagnancy of the anime industry due to there being too many otaku shut-ins who never do anything with their lives, or is it due to people in general, whether they be otaku or normal people, who aren't dedicated enough to the craft to do anything fresh/worthwhile with it? Is it both, or is it just the 'get off my lawn', type ramblings of an out of touch old man? I'm not really sure why the answer matters since, like you said, people who are dedicated and committed to an art form or pursuit, regardless of what they feel about life or how much it is they engage with it, will tend towards accomplishing things of meaningful uniqueness and value. I don't know. I just feel like comments or quotes that pin creative stagnancy on all those damn hermits/otaku/recluses that aren't living their lives enough, to be really disgusting. The bottom line, as far as I'm concerned, is that art focused anime doesn't get made anymore because it doesn't make enough money for the greedy cocksuckers at the top. Not because of too many otaku, or any such other scapegoats. This is true for pretty much every sector in the entertainment industry, from Hollywood films to AAA video games. Only those studios, like Ghibli, with already substantial cachet/recognition within the industry can get away with releasing something seen as unprofitable and even that isn't true anymore. Anyway, I'm not really sure what my point was, other than fuck normalfags like Miyazaki, and it sucks to know what a useless, good for nothing consumer both I am and essentially 98% of the human species is.
>>53636>Whatever. I just hate how it basically indicates that NEETs/shut-ins/recluses are just worthless losers who are incapable of doing anything meaningful, or creating anything of note and are only there to soak up the media of others like a sponge, or to recycle it endlessly, since they're absence of any creativity or originality is due to their apparent lack of life experience, which I still feel is debatable
How far from the truth is that even if you hate it? The vast majority of those people are little more than leeches who absorb things like a sponge They don't do anything of value even to themselves. You don't need to be a normalfag to write a good story but you do have to do more than watch anime and sit in your bedroom all day. You could tell a great story about a bird watcher and how he sees the world through different birds he observes. But that's an experience to draw from, it's not reading comic books is it?
Netflix are now a major player in Japanese media. Sunrise are broadcasting on youtube as well as Japanese TV. Things are shifting hard.>>53641
Those lives are not uneventful. Living your life in isolation in a cabin with sick parents is horror fodder 101. I didn't say you had to be a normalfag to make something of quality. I said you had to have experiences to draw from. Lovecraft had the social climate he was in to draw from which defines his work more than anything else. What can you draw from torrenting anime and playing minecraft?
>>53652>is the stagnancy of the anime industry due to there being too many otaku shut-ins who never do anything with their lives, or is it due to people in general, whether they be otaku or normal people, who aren't dedicated enough to the craft to do anything fresh/worthwhile with it?
Do you understand most people who do something of value never get acknowledged for it while many who do nothing of value are promoted and praised to the heavens? It doesn't matter how good you are at your craft if you can't network with the right people to get attention. Unless you get into an industry on the ground floor with a skill set no one else has it's all about who you know. If you're a shut-in with a penpal book publisher you're going to get your work published as long as it's any where near readable to a mass audience.
You sound angry because you feel personally attacked for people calling out otakus. Any industry which becomes run by it's fanboys becomes a parody of what it was. It doesn't matter what industry that is, it just isn't sustainable. You can lash out at people who point it out but it doesn't change that fact. Any medium which only draws from it's history will stagnate, if it doesn't introduce new concepts and new ways to approach topics it can never be anything better than it was. You complain things don't bring in enough money to be made but that's the otaku market which is funding the projects that do get made. They're the ones buying the crappy figurines and watching all the slice of life bullshit. Anime is losing it's popularity in Japan and kids are more interested in the internet than animated shows. You have to accept otakus want these kinds of series made and then go on to make more of them. Welcome to NHK is arguably the most otaku anime ever. And it's entirely about copying someone else's work in a lower effort way to stop being an otaku.
I don't even like Miyazaki's work but he's entirely correct here. It's the same reason why so many artists suck these days, they learn to draw from anime and manga instead of the fundamentals. It's chinese whispers where the original has been lost.
Yeah, whatever fine. I don't really want to get into an extended argument here, especially since I'll admit that most of what both you guys pointed out is true anyway. It's not exactly a surprise that people who are hold up inside their houses every day and spend all their time consuming media, masturbating, or sleeping, don't have much of a creative impulse, or meaningful material to work with to craft an interesting story, assuming they are even capable of such a thing in the first place, which of course most aren't. I know, what a shocker. It's also true that fanboys, like otaku, tend to cause stagnation and largely prefer to be pandered to and to be showered with fan service in the media they consume, regardless of how negatively it affects the chosen medium. I guess I just got carried away on a tangent due to, and again I'll admit, being triggered about how shut-ins are just leeches who contribute nothing and, in the case of anime, are indeed partially to blame for holding it back and causing it to stagnate.
Anyway, this is a really shitty topic that I wish I hadn't mentioned in the first place. It seems the main takeaway to all this is that most otaku, shut-ins, hermits are indeed nothing more than lazy leeches that suck the media they consume dry. Whether that fact bothers somebody who happens to be one, well that's up to them, but it seems there's no getting around this. Like I said, a really shitty topic that, through stating these realities, basically brings out the normalfag in others, even me, which sucks. Aren't audiences in general to blame for stagnation? Like people who go out and buy the latest buggy AAA snooze fest, or those who pay to see Marvel superhero movie #234? That doesn't change the influence otaku have, but it seems most everyone is to blame for shit going sour/turning stale in the entertainment industry, including big studious that are only interested in bankrolling what they see as a sure thing, such as recycling/remaking/rebooting something for the umpteenth time, instead of taking a risk on something new.
>>53657>Yeah, whatever fine. I don't really want to get into an extended argument here
Actually this is the only discussion on wizchan that's worth posting about since the dawn of time, so excuse me if I go a little bit longer. I would make a thread about this but I'm IB cursed and every thread I make dies without replies. If someone else wants to take this very insteresting topic to a new thread I will gladly be part of it.
First I won't even focus on the Miyazaki quote and the supposedly "brain drain anime is shit and repetitive" thing. It doesn't make sense. Anime makes a lot of money, it has more fans every year? People will say consumers are drones and pathetic and have shit taste and the industry is unimaginative and is dying. Anime loses money? People will say the industry unimaginative a is dying. And now they manage to blame otakus for it? Excuse me but HOLY FUCK that's pathetic. Fans spend their money and love your stuff and you spit on them and blame them for your lack of imagination? Or otakus produce stuff that makes a lot of money you say it's because it's people like garbage and they lack imagination? Fuck you, and fuck you, and fuck you. How very convenient to have someone to blame other than your own damn self. It's such a pathetic argument it doesn't even matter. I really talk about something else instead.
Here's the thing about NEETs and shut-ins being unimaginative and "having nothing to draw from" to make good stories. It's bullshit. For two reasons. First, if you're an artist, finding a dead cockroach under your frigde is enough material for a good story. If you're a poet, gazing at people outside your window is enough to have beautiful thoughts. Nobody here ever read Pessoa? NEETs and shut-ins have a wealth of experience to draw from because they exist in this world and that's enough for an artist.>>53653>Those lives are not uneventful. Living your life in isolation in a cabin with sick parents is horror fodder 101. I didn't say you had to be a normalfag to make something of quality. I said you had to have experiences to draw from. Lovecraft had the social climate he was in to draw from which defines his work more than anything else. What can you draw from torrenting anime and playing minecraft?
Well the thing is, torrenting anime and playing minecraft, even if you're a NEET and/or a hiki is just a small portion of your life. Social climate is what led lots of people to become shut-ins. We have social climate. We also have sick parents, abusive parents, all fuckups and types as family. There's no lack of experiences to draw from because life is inescapable, even inside your room. The reason most NEETs and shut-ins have nothing interesting to say is the same reason most of normals don't have nothing interesting to say. So why would you make this particular correlation? Most people that go out, have girlfriends and go to parties have nothing interesting to say. Why don't you correlate having a girlfriend with having nothing interesting to say? I have more to say about this further bellow.>>53652>Ligotti himself who said that very few mentally disturbed, or reclusive people are capable of being decent horror writers.
Very few people are capable of being decent horror writers period. I could just as easily draw, as many have drawn before, a correlation that goes in the opposite direction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creativity_and_mental_health
. I always noticed how many of my favorite writers are strange, not in the sense they're wizards, but in the sense people with great imagination tend to be odd. Anyway, let's just put aside this correlation/causation problem because it's still not what I really want to talk about.
What I really want to talk about is how long does a person have to be a NEET or shut-in for you to say "Yup, here's a shut-in/NEET author."? There are lots of writers who spent long periods of time in very reclusive or/and NEET circunstances, and they could technically qualify as shut-ins and NEETs for years at a time, sometimes decades at a time. You won't see anyone saying "yeah, he was a NEET writer." though. The thing with shut-in and NEET as we use today is that it's very recent way of describing people's places in life. For example, you wouldn't say shut-ins saved Western culture after the fall of the Roman empire would you? Except we could very well say that's pretty close to what monastic scribes were. They were even more of shut-ins then, because their monasteries were self-suficient. There are monks who entered a monastic order at 12, worked 40 years as a scribe and died never leaving more than a 100 steps of the scriptorium. Would you say he was a shut-in? Would you say Lord Byron was a NEET? Because that's pretty much what he was for huge chunks of his life. Would you say Bodhidharma was a shut-in? Because that's pretty much what he was for huge chunks of his life. Of course you wouldn't say Byron was a NEET, it almost makes no sense, society and all things being so different back then and now. That's the thing when you say "there are no neet and shut-in authors" those conditions are just too new, you just didn't give it enough time for the life style to flourish. We're pretty much the first generation where this is a more widespread phenomenon, don't go ahead and say people in those conditions can't have the right amount of imagination and talent to produce great media. Anyway, let's do what historians do and rewrite history according to our own bias. Here's 3 of shut-in and/or NEET authors;
Marcel Proust. Never worked a day in his life. Ever, so NEET4life. Spent his 20s trying to social climb on the salons, then spent the remaining 3 decades of his life trying to learn English (in which he failed) and writing the greatest novel ever written. Last years of his life was in literal shut-in state, with bags over windows and everything, to complete In Search of Lost Time.
Nikolai Gogol. Never really worked a day in his life. He did try to teach history for a week there or so but then he realize he didn't give a shit about, or knew anything about history and quit. So pretty much NEET4life, and a shut-in for the last few years of his life, when he wrote, and subsequently burned, the second part of Dead Souls.
Tatsuhiko Takimoto. In his own words; …the themes addressed in this story are not things of the past for me but currently active problems." In a second Afterword, dated April 2005, Takimoto admitted that he had not written "a single new story" since N.H.K. and that he was "reduced to a NEET, … living as a parasite on the royalties from this book."
But yeah, that's all I have to say about that.
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.
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.
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.
That looks right up my alley. I got to check it out.
What a waste of two hours, a spaceman with daddy issues, thanks for that
I dunno much about capeshit, but just one look at this picture is enough for me.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
I dropped it after like 1 minute because it was already shoving cringe 'nerd buzzwords' at me
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.
i think you're better off finding lists of movies and justt torrenting them yourself
that's the problem,the major torrent websites don't have the more obscure/indie foreign films
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.
Good taste though, loved that movie.
>>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
That gives me a 404.
make sure you are also adding the last forward slash. the website gives a 404 otherwise
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)
Really enjoy the watchmen. 10/10
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.
If you liked it then you should really check out the comic then. It will blow your mind.
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.
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.
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.
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