Im looking forward to watch these, Ran was great but tbh, there wasn't really any katana fights and in that regard it was little disappointing. I just finished reading vagabond which was pure joy all the way to the 'end'.
Are there any wiz-friendly samurai films? A lone protagonist that disregards succubus and acquires discipline and training
What did you like so much about vagabond?
I didn't mean to ref your post in that last post, but I'm too lazy to redo the post properly
My dad actually gifted me a box set of Sonny Chiba movies that included the Street Fighter movies many years ago.
Way better then most of the dollar store kung fu movies that make up the bulk of my collection up until that point.
One aspect of this is- when i find something to nerd down in, gives me alot of joy itself. The story is good and i did like the antihero loner perspective and over the 37 volumes we see how Musashi grows as a person. The whole manga focus alot of one self, asking questions i often ask myself, my own purpose and reason in life. It has alot of buddhist philosophy which i care alot for. Besides all this, the character feel alive and so did the world, the drawings were great etc. Everything that makes me think deep matters alot for me.
>>54707>I worry the story will be butchered to insert woke political bullshit
been a while since I read the books, but I'm pretty sure they have heavy political tones in them already
I was checking the imdb page for it after reading this and Liet-Kynes is now a black succubus. I don't see any good reason to do that othat than pandering but we'll see how that turns out. It's just a tiny character anyway.
It's been almost a decade since I read the series, but from what I remember the general message is against political and religious dogmas. They are painted as futile, transient, corruptible, doomed to obsolescence, or as mere tools for social control. A myopic adapter treating the first book in a vacuum could easily parse it into a petty political polemic, which will probably be done: some kind of on-the-nose pro-primitive, anti-colonial / anti-capitalist rant. This would be a disservice to the true spirit of the series, which sees the liberators of the first book become the tyrants of the next.
The above goes off my pretty fuzzy recollection. I really ought to read the books again before the movie comes out (at least the first), as it is my favorite sci-fi series. Even with my misgivings and criticisms, I am very excited to see the new dune in the cinema.
The producers probably had to fulfill a quota.
Damn i despise you mods, i was beginning to get some answers, do you not understand that questions get buried in the general?? Imbeciles.
QUESTION: Comfy films with little dialogue
Just watched this film and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Had wide shots of landscape, tension built in through silence rather than dialogue.
What other films manage to use environmental sounds to immerse you in another world, and also use silence in an impactful way?
no country for old men
>>54799>Arctic 2018>All Is Lost 2013
Neither of these have any dialogue i believe
If anything, at least it prompted me to start reading the novel, finally. I want to appreciate just how good or bad this thing is going to be. It's going to be at least 2 movies long for what I read.
Finally got around to watching The Sound Of Music.
Holy fucking shit is all the praise this film get deserved. I have trouble thinking of a musical that is all around better then this one. I was conserned about it being 3 hours long but it is packed with quality and I wasn't bored from the first song to the last.
It truly is a classic and my only regret or negative thing I have to say is that I waited so long to watch it.
5 out of 5, would recommend to literally anybody. Great film. Probably one of the greatest films.
Kill It and Leave This Town
A ugly janky depressing nasty animated polish art film that is totally unpleasant in every way.
Made out of grief and cynicism and surreal at times but not in a smart way.
Overall it is bad and is meant to make you feel bad because the creator felt bad.
I gave it a shot and watched til the end but I can't recommend the movie at all.
Great taste wizzie, are you currently watching all of Pac's movies?
You too my wizza, keep spreading Pac's gospel for all to hear :)
Finally got around to watching Ip Man
The fights were pretty good but the heavy handed propaganda and historical revisionism really left a sour taste in my mouth that hung over the whole movie.
I'm still looking for films with minimal dialogue.
Surely there should be hundreds of them? Guys?
>>55010>Comfy films with little dialogue
The Hunter (might have a little too much dialogue to qualify)
Its a great film regardless
I was bored for the first half of the movie because the dialogue had nothing remarkable or funny in it, same with the situations, it seemed like run of a mill scenes in an action movie, the characters too were uninteresting too badly presented, and same with the fights. I thought "It's almost like if a black teenager with no experience had directed and written the script for this movie".
I was hoping for a really cool black superhero but Black Panther is not that. He is not cool at all. Think of a boring emotionless and somewhat troubled young man who has nothing insightful or funny to say taking the role of a superhero. And the reason for that is because Black Panther is not a superhero like the rest. He has both an origin, background, and a relationship to its African roots and Whackanda country as the son of the king and later king of Whackanda. So what is unique in his case is that he is both king and superhero of a black nation, nation that's hypertechnologized but has at the same time primitive african elements that define it(this mix in a society that's supposed to be so advanced appeared distasteful).
Thing is, since you have a superhero protagonist as the KING of a black advanced country, that's where the focus of the movie is going to be, politics. Not in being a cool superhero movie, so instead it uses its time to build a moment so that it can later highlight the problems the blacks had to face both in the real world and in this fictional Whackanda. And that's where the whole first boring hour of the movie goes into, in building that emotional moment that will make you feel sad about the current state of affairs our black brothers live in. This becomes more obvious once you see the development and clash between the black antagonist who is a misguided victim in BOTH SOCIETIES and the confused and troubled black king of Whackanda and superhero.
It's this focus which makes it boring and difficult to call a superhero movie, because the superhero stuff is for the most part secondary. Nevertheless, it's this political focus which makes it a more adult, reflective, and interesting to watch movie.
Still better than Aquaturd.
political focus? you oughta see the "second arc" marvel movies they're rolling out soon
It's spelt WAKANDA ingrate!
Surprised there is lot a list of at least 100 somewhere
Watch the original nosferatu without music
not really. ill post them if anything comes up. whats the genre you enjoy most?
I avoid newer stuff. everything is cucked by china, diversity and superhero bullcrap nowadays
does it ever end with you people
It's ORIGINAL spelling you swine!
Okay thanks, well, i'm not sure if you can call it a genre, but adventure-survival-drama-fantasy would be it
But in terms of little dialogue, my favourite film ever was this german film set in the amazon, i can't remember it's names, but it was just perfect, the music, the scenery, the dramatic pauses, the character development, that is one film i can watch again and again, and my only near 10. I think it won some oscars also.
the first half was interesting, the second half was basically a really long carpenter brut music video with excessive nudity
This movie was entertaining but I disliked the romantic and sex scenes and the fact that it's moralizing. The story goes about the life of a neetgro who is in his 20s and has many problems in life, he loves to hookup, has no job, no money, and 2 children from 2 different succubi and although he is a grown up male he doesn't behave like an adult and is irresponsible. It's a strong social critique on the black youth of America who I suppose present these characteristics. In fact, it starts by citing the words of a supposedly psychiatrist who came up with this theory(a bit feminist) that tries to explain this immature behavior among the black youth, and she says that is a consequence of racism that black men think of themselves as babies, and the evidence of this is in the way black men refer to their romantic partners(as mama), friends(boys), and house(crib). It's exaggerated but that's what this movie is about, a critique on those baby boys ( manbabies, immature, childish men).
It's a good movie to watch. Has some suspense parts where you aren't sure what's going to happen.
This is my favorite scene where the protagonist fights his stepdad after having a heated discussion with both him and his mom and decides to leave the house.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWg9g0PmfL0
Another thing, looking for info about this movie I discovered that originally Tupac was set for the starring role in this movie, as Jody, but it changed after he was shot in 1996.
A fun fact is that the protagonist has a mural of 2pac in his bedroom and a song from The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, a posthumous album of Pac, plays in one of the scenes at the beginning.
>>55208>think of themselves as babies, and the evidence of this is in the way black men refer to their romantic partners(as mama), friends(boys), and house(crib).
>>55208>movie was based on feminist propaganda
No wonder I thought it was shit when I watched it years ago. It was SJW bullshit before they were on my radar.
he is not completely wrong
for example if you look at hip hop culture, it is more or less about the infantilization of adult men. keeping them in the mental state of children (obsessing over useless toys) and refusal of taking responsibility (being father figures and breadwinners). the entire culture is about throwing dirt in each others face and making money without real work involved.
That actually does sound completely wrong though.
Like everything you just said is incorrect.
why the fuck would anyone wanna be responsible when even if you are responsible people are still shit and extremely emotionally abusive i refuse that shit i might have to work but i will never breed or get marry coming home to a pissed off wife and walking on god damn eggshells.
I have a Disney plus subscription but they still expect me to pay for that movie, greedy fools
>>55260>I have a Disney plus subscription
It's a vicious cycle/10
sick of streaming platforms throwing nigger movies in my face because George overdosed on fentanyl.
I don't even subscribe to streaming services anymore because it has gotten so bad. Niggers are way over-represented in the media, little of it due to their own merit as entertainers, and their grotesque appearances tarnish the aesthetic value of all productions they pollute.
Here are some random movies with no nigs and no nags, as far as my memory serves.
Cronos: Early Guillermo del Toro movie with interesting take on vampirism.
Brancaleone: One of the first dirty medieval films. Set the stage for Monty Python. Much of the humor demands an understanding of Italian.
Brazil: Kafkaesque Terry Gilliam film with some dark humor about bureaucratic hell.
It was such a lovely, beautiful, suspenseful, and cathartic movie, so much that I will probably never forget it.
It also has one of the most heartwarming father and son scenes that I have watched in a movie and that will touch anyone who has longed for their parents at one moment in their lives.
Many times throughout the movie I found myself holding back my tears, but I finally teared up in one scene in which they show you the black kid protagonist dreaming that his dad was at home with him, only to then wake up to the cruel reality in which his father is still in prison for stealing food.
I enjoyed the settings of this movie too, that is, the countryside, for that scenery I believe is what made this movie so good to watch. It was quite picturesque and the use blues music in many of its scenes made it a thousand times better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5ri_ic8CLw
I have finished Pan's Labyrinth and I have some choice words.
I hate the Captain, his men, and the faun. So much. The captain has tortured, killed innocents, hit a child and sacrificed her mother for a baby, killing a succubus in cold blood, etc. What a horrible, horrible man. **I'm very glad he got his mouth cut and stabbed a few times by Mercedes, but it wasn't enough. Him dying at the end with his child not knowing his name isn't enough. Death is oblivion. He is gone. He deserved a much worse fate. He had killed a farmer and his son, the doctor, and Ofelia. He deserves the same torture or worse. He deserves to rot. I think the same for his men, but to a lesser degree. Allowing anyone to torture is as bad as torturing yourself. I think, honestly, the movie had political undertones to it seeing as the Nationalist faction was perceived in a horrible light.
I absolutely hated the Faun by the end. What a manipulative piece of caca. During the entire film, he doesn't explain ANYTHING and demands trust from Ofelia. He does a few things to gain trust in her like helping Ofelia's mother with her pregnancy and saving her from her room when the captain locks it. Otherwise, he's literally just like her father: demanding and unstable. After the second task, the one where Ofelia must get a knife by drawing a door , sneaking past a buffet, and unlocking a door, he absolutely berates her for disobeying him by eating the food. He was full out yelling EVEN THOUGH he never explained the consequences of her actions. I swear to god he did this on purpose. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt on his anger. Two of the fairies accompanying Ofelia died, we eaten, by that eyeless beast. I would be so sad to see innocents die… right? Regardless, he absolutely terrifies Ofelia by saying her soul is lost, she'll grow old, the magical people will be forgotten, and she'll never see them again. Then later, he "forgives" her and "gives her a second change" as long as she does EXACTLY as he tells her no questions asked. No questions. He's an absolute control freak and I swear he's manipulating her. The third task is to literally harm an innocent. I swear he was trying to prep her to harm her little brother. Of course, the last task was just a test, but if it were me, I'd be like, "a little blood? That's honestly not so bad." Then I would have done it. This is a kid by the way. The entire story beyond this faun is about a succubus who has to live with her new father, the captain, who is a complete psycho control freak who will torture people, sacrifice his wife for his baby, and hit his new daughter. Also later, kill his daughter. During the film, Ofelia, said daughter, meets the faun who wants complete obedience with any explanations, like her father and gets angry otherwise. The only good people in Ofelia's life (or limited scope in this movie), were (probably) her biological father, her mother, and Mercedes, another succubi. She firsthand experiences the captain's controlling nature, and finally, at the end, she breaks free of at least the faun's controlling nature. She was right to deny him, but the faun, the king, and the queen, if they're all in on it, have completely betrayed Ofelia if this is how they "test" her. If anything, from the captain's actions and the faun's actions, it makes sense how she supposedly "rules" in the underworld. I would have personally just put the faun to the sword. It's a good thing she ruled with a good heart and broke the cycle. Her life was hell. I don't even fully believe the underworld thing exists. The only few things that were physical happening was the walls of the labyrinth moving for Ophelia at the end. Otherwise, the captain never saw the faun. It could have totally just been her been a loony succubus and at the end, she gets shot, dies, and the thing we see before she dies, the palace, was just an end of life hallucination. I'm just not buying it.
By the way, the stutterer guy was totally just manipulation to keep the audience sad while keeping needed characters, like Pedro, until the end of the movie. Just totally kill off the guy with the stutter and cut off this other guy's leg so we can make the other side seem more human while having the nationalist faction torture and kill people. The movie was set during the Spanish Revolution and the guerilla forces were put in a better light than the nationalists for sure.
It may sound like I don't like the movie, but it was alright. The actual underworld was underused, only a few magical creature seriously existed, and I just felt like the underworld part was underdeveloped. I had absolutely nothing to really hope for when seeing the underworld, no vision at all. The entire time I was just waiting for the captain to get tortured hard and killed rather than see the underworld. The material stuff and Ofelia's horrible life definitely overshadowed her quest to claim her princess title. I felt more hatred for the captain than anything else in the movie. I just wanted to see him get his comeuppance.
alien - old but very cool
galaxy of terror - neat but goofy and old
invasion of the body snatchers, the first remske from the 70s or 80s - old but interesting
revenge (2020) - cool gory reverse-slasher if thats a genre
ai rising - lame and dumb, i was in pain cringing at everything and from laughing at the production value
probably some more from the past week but thats all im remembering atm
Remember being disappointed by this movie.
for October it shall be spooky movies only for the Halloween season
lately I watched the escape from new york and la flicks, the first one wasn't bad but nothing great, the sequel was a complete joke
I remember people in general in the 90s sort of raving about these flicks, calling them great shit, but it turned out they're not
I agree. I think they're among the weaker John Carpenter flicks. My favorite move from him is his first, Dark Star.
what are some of the funniest movies you have seen? ones that made you laugh aloud. not necessarily very good or highly regarded by critics, but not z grade either.
Get out (2017)
Good acting, and a refreshing horror story. At first, I didn't like its heavy racial tones and undertones but it was done for the sake of the story so it served a purpose, in fact, without it there would be no movie and the horror element would be gone. For those who like to conjecture and write essays on the topic of race this movie gives a lot to talk about.
I also would love another movie that tells the story of the black men who did not survive this crazy white family.
Near the end I really got frightened and I'm not usually scared by anything that I watch or read, but this crazy white characters in this movie were so good and believable like in no other movie with white characters or people of other color, because they just happen to be real, at least for me. I live in a very white populated area and I'm not white so I can put myself in the protagonist's shoes, mostly in the way I sometimes perceive white people (really, people in general) that is, as uncaring, self-centered, cold, distant, and fake. There is a sense of forced familiarity that feels weird or fake when you are so distinctively different and have to live among a group of people who look different, and this movie did a good job at playing with those silly and strange fears that sometimes are reasonable. Fears that come with being in such an environment. For example, I really disliked watching a black guy with a white succubus, I felt a discomfort and a strangeness, that worsened by the time he got to meet with her parents and brother, and then the rest of white relatives, and that helped to create the tension that later grew into fear.
This method to instill fear would have worked just as well if the race of the characters were reversed, and it was a white character that tried to join a black family.
But because this is a somewhat wrong and strange scenario (black male with a white girlfriend spending a weekend with his girlfriend's white parents) it also loses at certain points its credibility as a genuine horror movie, and instead, you are left with the idea that what you are actually watching is a satire. Marvelously, this very weirdness is explained later on when you learn that all of the white folks in the movie are nuts, and this uncertainty of whether this is a satire or not is wiped off when you learn what's going on in this family, and then the path is open for the terror.
This is a great horror movie because it uses that sense of unfamiliarity and tension that originates from having a black man in a fully white environment where his feelings, fears and insecurities about his own race are displayed, and turns them into something nightmarish.
I remember as a kid having laughing fits at Borat and Kung Pow: Enter the Fist. I was a kid though. I think the most recent movie that made me actually laugh was Bad Grandpa.
I saw journey to the center of the earth last night starring brendan fraser (sp?). It looked promising but the inner earth stuff was minimal, the little they showed wasn't spectacular, and the movie seemed to be more about the annoying child actor with the gross cleft chin and his maudlin backstory moments than anything else. I don't think I'll be trying any new fraser flicks again.>>55404
borat was funny the first time I watched it, one of those rare comedies where I laugh so hard I start coughing/choking
saw it again last year and didn't even chuckle though
borat was funny
but then i learned that that jewish man did it to mock white people, so it actually hurt me a little bit and it's less funny now
people always dissapoint
I rewatched Borat recently too it also did not make me laugh, but it was still enjoyable simply from nostalgia and rememberance of the time it made me laugh so hard in the theater. I don't recall seeing a Brendan Fraser Journey to the Center of the Earth movie. I've seen two other adaptations of the story: the original from 1959 which hasn't aged well and a 1993 TV movie which is laughably bad. The Brendan Fraser movie that stands out in my mind as being worthwhile watching is Encino Man. It is a comedy that I enjoyed many years ago about a cave man who is defrosted by two slackers who have to disguise him as a regular California teen. Again, I was a kid when I watched it, but it was lighthearted and funny to me then. Honestly, I wouldn't consider Brendan Fraser that good of an actor. He had a nice face and got favored by the limelight and Hollywood money in the mid-1990s, just like mediocre musical artists are favored by moneyed interests and promoted far beyond the heights of success their talents would naturally allow.>>55432
The ignorance of youth can be a blessing in some ways.
Yeah I can't go to those emotional states anymore without feeling angst and sadness. Bambi and Grave of the Fireflies are two movies I'll probably never watch again.
Love & Basketball
A movie about a succubus who wants to be a professional basketball player and the problems that arise from it, especially problems of a romantic nature. I liked the scenes where there was no romance and it was more about her hardships for being a tomboy. It’s an honest movie that fails to be a feminist movie, and instead to me it shows that succubi are more love and family oriented, they simply cannot avoid “love” in their lives, it’s just impossible for them.
The issue that’s presented is simple, the protagonist with different aspirations and interests that are not stereotypical feminine is a false outsider (all succubi who think to be outsiders are) and this is proven throughout the whole movie by showing you a succubus that wants to have a boyfriend and kids but also dreams of succeeding in a sport that’s for “males”, she leaves her feelings aside in order to focus on her sport career, but then finds that the world is meaningless without the guy she fell in love with when she was young, so she returns back to her home and ask the guy not to marry, and be with her instead, and guess what, she succeeds! They marry, reproduce, and the succubus becomes a mother that works while her husband and baby watch her play basketball in a professional league.
It wouldn’t surprise me if this was written by a succubus because of how contradictory is. The message is that succubi are just as capable as men, and that they should pursue a career or any passion they have and not be limited by society expectations of them. This is shown in many scenes, and the protagonist has a problem and is disappointed with her mother that's a stereotypical housemaid/wife/mother that never stands up for herself. They want to prove that succubi can aspire to be more than that, that they can be professionals, work, and have a family too if they want. But how is that true in a movie that shows a protagonist who is not in control of her life, and rather is so love and emotionally driven that she stops playing ball and returns back home because she feels empty, and then begs her first love who she hasn’t seen in years not to marry, and instead get with her because she feels that he is missing in her life. In other words, she needs a male to even function.
Lol succubi are a joke.
I don't understand what would even drive you to watch a movie called "Love & Basketball", not to mention complaining about realism in a movie is plain retard, it's a movie, you would never watch Jackie Chan or Rambo and complain that it's not realistic enough, movies usually aren't realistic but loosely based in reality with predictable formulas and tropes.
Sometimes I like to watch things I'd normally never watch to learn about how other people think and this is a story that's directed at succubi and based on their modern ideals.
I am not complaining about realism, but lack of consistency in the movie's message.
tbh wiz, I don't think the movie has a message, it just sounds like your average romance novel for succs
The guy is just spamming this thread with mid quality nigger movies.
Verisimilitude is what he is talking about when bringing up realism. Not accuracy to the real world but believability within the movie. It doesn't have the internal consistency to keep suspension of disbelief.>>55506
Fuck off Alaskan. You have been spamming the thread with your mental garbage that does nothing but drag the level of discourse within the thread down to your pathetic level.
Bad Boys (1995)
Bad acting, bad unnatural humor, bad and unamusing action scenes full with explosions and gunfire that are mind numbing, and a bad and ridiculous story. Only good thing that came out of this movie was the scenes with the white chick that played the damsel in distress in her sexy and revealing outfits. And it's weird because as a kid I remember turning on the tv and watching parts of this movie, or perhaps it was Bad Boys II, and having a great time. I liked watching these two black cops, they were funny, so maybe I would give the sequel a try.
Straight Outta Compton
Hollow and dull movie that felt like a straight outta Netflix garbage series. Big waste of time, and for being a movie about the group N.W.A is most ironic that the dopest scene doesn’t have any of these guys involved, but the legendary Tupac recording Hail Mary in Death Row Records studios which I don’t believe it ever happened in Dre’s presence like it’s portrayed in this movie, since Hail Mary was released in Pac’s posthumous album, 7 day theory, and by then Dre had left that company but Pac might have well recorded that track before, so who really knows. Anyways, that actor did an amazing job playing 2pac so much I believed they had revived 2pac just for that scene because of how similar the guy looked to the original, but in the end, this movie is just forgettable because it felt quite insipid and uninteresting except for that one scene with Pac. Really, I didn't care at all about what was going on, and the drama and fun scenes felt completely recycled and taken out from the most mediocre of Hollywood produced movies.
FINAL FANTASY XV - KINGSGLAIVE
King Regis Lucis Caelum is the most ass-handed king amonst all the n00bs inside the Final Fantasy universe, as his legacy must be making all the characters of the previous sagas writhe in his grave. Scrub among n00bs, he did not even worried about having a single more child, so others inherited his powers, making the city safer. He could have had a harem full of nursemaids (in order to have thousands of descendants inheriting his valuable magical blood, since it was his exclusive gift), guarded by his armies of glaive warriors, which were not only not armies but a vulgar gang of renters who lived in seedy pools (capable of catching AIDS in those shacks while the king lounged in the palace and had 70% vacant the space of the magic crystal room that protected the city, instead of having to the glaives living there) but also gathered in a vile outdoor locker room to receive orders from "top secret" (national shame) and ending the day eating plastic noodles on a shabby outdoor terrace where the noise reached them and smoke from the cars below as well as the shabby views of the neighbors' underwear hanging, completely unprotected (and in fact one of those warriors is murdered on a date, due to a total lack of protection), in addition to going alone and unarmed) getting drunk (as if to withstand an emergency attack) and without medical insurance (obvious thing given the lameness of one of the glaives, who should have been assisted or awarded with some robotic leg or so, given the potential of the FF universe) becoz of such a total n00b the king is.
The noobness is sensed from the very beginning of the film, when he takes his son to be treated outside the city, he does not even have his glaive warriors with him and it is seen that he barely has control of his magical gift since he does not use shields ( as before he died, later) but a sword is taken out (in front of the captain of the armor with the shipowner guards armed to the teeth behind him), only to end up letting his company die and fleeing while Revus and Lunafreya are left at ze hand of Niflheim. Survives that because well, the movie must go on I guess.
While inviting the enemy to his own home, under the pretext of a wedding that will resolve the tensions between the ridiculous Insomnia and the cruel empire of Niflheim, a private talk takes place in front of the public stunned by the gossip and the luxury of the preparations, here the king shows a bit of badasery by telling the guy of the empire sitting next to him that he has realized the kidnapping and that also his glaives (like total pro gamer rogues) are going to turn the tables, all just before the fight bursts in the middle of the room leaving everything wrecked, and the super armor captain appearing last to liquidate the members of the royal council, who despite being closer to the king than the same glaives endowed with royal magic (which it is not really theirs but a loan, since without a king there is no magic) because they do not have the slightest spark of magic power and therefore die without the smallest opportunity for resistance.
Another ugly cliche this movie has is that sturdy men have to be stupid, like when the cripple tells the future corpse (Crowe) that they love her as a little sister. What a refined evil, because obviously the last thing a succubus of that age, surrounded by men and wearing such tight clothes must be wanting is to be nobody's little sister.
There are people who are condemned to suffer overwhelming loneliness regardless of their physical gifts, it's destiny. But this is just a detail of how the incompetence extends to the royal guards (glaives), so let's go back to oua majesty: Regis Lucis Caelum, not happy with all these failures still asks his son's fiancée (who does not even know where she is and does not care because you know, without unneeded dangerous paths there is no game saga) to hide inside a castle lost in a forest accompanied by a single guard (where she gets kidnapped by imperial guards who enter and leave almost breaking their buttholes with laughter) instead to put her disguised as a glaive and surrounded by glaives in emergency service inside the crystal room where no one could ever harm them except with an incredible effort, since it is the most protected room in the kingdom with the most powerful guardians standing around. What the hell! He could have given her a magical glaive too. But you can't be such a scrub noob, so none of this happens …
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In the meantime, the best thing that he manages to do with his glaive guards is a half rescue (and I say half because half of the glaives get killed in ze operation, lol) in which both the glaive and the princess almost die, not before bursting an entire building by crashing the imperial cruiser where she was kidnapped (ooof), all this to end up cornered between those characters and a magic shield (at least this king does some magic himself before he dies, if not already cut into pieces) that barely manages to stop the advance of the captain waering da imperial super armor (which is working, of course, for the enemy).
With the king dead, the glaives lose all magic. As the prince is not there (he's just taking a stroll meanwhile), this is not restored.
And that armor … that there is no other like it in the whole kingdom or in the empire … such an armor, let you throw it against the ground and causes a tectonic fault, let you throw it against a building and the building collapses and whatever there is behind it in a distance of three blocks, such an armor made of pure epicness that is the envy of the nations, it is hard to believe the power it has and the strength and the leaps that it hits that almost represents the worst threat to the kingdom of Lucis all by eetself. But no, there is only one of them.
The empire did not want to grace all its troops with such a feature. However it may be, the empire manages to burst the shield and devastate the entire city, not only to depose the king and make the glaive and the princess flee throughout the whole seedy city (so full of traffic lights, hikki rooms and noodle shops) but also citizens die en masse and on top of that, the empire places a giant demon in the way, one of those so exaggerated that they keel ya just by looking at them.
Everything in the end depends on a magical ring, depositary of the ancient magic of the kings of Lucis. The ring kills the wearer if he is not worthy of receiving its power. Such kings, do not give up that power to anyone (because obviously from some moment they smelled the incompetence that arose from their own lineage and they thought "as we leave this so powerful to those maimed ones, they will surely bundle it even from crap-brown to pitch black" so they cruelly keep the ring from the spirit realm (in addition to being a bit crazy, killing impostors through it and stuff). In the end they almost kill the glaive protagonist, with the city destroyed and the super armored captain behind him, reclaims the power of the ring in despair and leads to an epic, building-blowing fight aganst the captain, who happened to be the leader of the glaives all this time: playing two sides, arguing that King Regis deserved to be betrayed by I don't know what crybaby moans about losing their homes while the king was being a wanker inside his castle (and because of course, despite being head of both the royal glaive guards in Lucis and also being the imperial general wielder of the super armor, the miserable salary and the conditions that the King of Lucis did not give the poor little captain coins enough to even have a vile shack in the stinking alleys of the polluted Lucis, such that he had to sleep on the pantyhose terrace where his subordinates ate crappy noodles, with a sleeping bag under ze sky, fleeing the place every so often as they went there to 'ave dinner in order to not be seen in such precarious conditions and everything despite being the chief of glaives and owner of the world-destroying super armor given by the invading empire).
In the end the glaive warrior wearer of the ring unlocks the ancient magic (and not for long, since as we said, the ancient kings distrust everyone to death, claiming the life of the glaive when all the war is over) and the giant statues of the ancient kings (who even being scattered throughout the city, no one had come to discover their true potential, thus making the ring worth a pod) they fought the superdemon that was devastating the city while the glaive warrior (able to do magic again after the death of their awkward king) and the lil capn fought epically until the end of the day. The superdemon dies and the captain of the super-armor too, and the glaive too and the city is completely turned to mush, all for the little princess to escape helped by the crippled glaive (remember that the king never had balls enough to pay him a cyberimplant) fleeing from the ruins of the city together with the crowd. Without changing her clothes, as if she wasn't afraid of being recognized despite the imperial beating …
And all THESE THINGS because his majesty, King Regis Lucis Caelum of Insomnia, is the most n00b king of all the ass-handed scrub noobs in the Final Fantasy universe.
The fuck you say about Lion King?
I haven't felt this nauseated and revolted since watching The Fly, and that was 8 years ago. I've watched gore, and nasty things but seeing this mutt having blood and mucus and all type of nasty fluids on its body that's already covered by mud and dirt almost triggered a vomit reflex in me. I want to wash from my memory those images. The whole premise might seem ridiculous at first, a killer dog, but when you consider the size of the dog, and the settings, it turns to be believable albeit rather boring.
The movie is stressful and disgusting more than frightening, so at least it won't leave you indifferent (if you can say that's a good thing), but all things considered, it is a cheap and bad movie because it never develops from that silly premise of a killer dog. So in the end, it really is just the story about a dog with rabies and a family, a mother and her son, that tries to survive from him while trapped in a car that stopped working. There's no more to the movie than that.
Boring, stressful, and exasperating. 1/10
the fly is genuine horror on every level visceral and spiritual, a masterpiece of everything evil about this universe
cujo is just a dumb B flick they re-ran way too many times on TV in the 90s
I will never forget The Fly because the sad tragic ending brought me to tears. It was gut-wrenching and like no other movie I have watched at the time. And I am not comparing the two movies, but merely mentioning the feeling I got watching the nasty animal, which was very similar to that time I watched Goldblum turn into a big fly. I felt almost the same distress and nausea when I watched this dog smeared with mud, blood, mucus, and foam on top of dirt.
Damn it wizzies. Now I'll have to watch The Fly. I tried a couple of times before because everyone says it's an excellent horror film but I can't stomach Jeff Goldblum's acting, it's so fucking awful imo. But that's it, I'll watch it today!
There’s more versions of the fly than just gildblum
been watching the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre films for Halloween, just finished the third one and it was terrible I think it's one of those franchises where only the first movie is good
Just finished watching The Fly. There's a very good movie here somewhere. The first 40 minutes or so is used to establish the love story between Seth, the quirky scientist working on a teleportation device, and Veronica, a journalist. This is important for the story as Veronica needs to have a reason to care for Seth for the second part of the filme to have an emotional resonance. This fact doesn't make it any less tedious imo. Jeff Goldblum can't act to save his life. The romance feels forced and takes forever to go anywhere. The first half could possibly be cut completely if we had Seth and Veronica already married at the beginning of the film so we could explore more of the fly instead. There's much about becoming a fly and the device here that goes unexplored to give room to the romance portion of the movie.
The second part of the film is where all the good stuff is. Seth starts becoming the fly. There's so much here that they could show and explain but instead we have very small portions of it (how he feeds, what it feels like, how it affects his thoughts, etc), spliced with Veronica going back and forth talking with her former lover not knowing what to do. She drives back and forth to the lab adding very little to anything. I can tell Cronenberg didn't want to expose the creature too much, to give us a sense of wonder, and that worked I guess, what I didn't like is that he decides to fill the gaps with Veronica looking lost and confused but doing nothing about it. At least the ending was pretty good.
Good premisse, interesting ideas and scenes buried under a bunch of whatever moments. I still enjoyed it and I'm glad I finally watched. I still prefer Videodrome. I guess I'll be watching The Dead Zone now.
Man's Best Friend (1993)
A dog named Max that’s been genetically engineered to have the abilities from other animals escapes from a laboratory after being freed by a female journalist that later adopts him when this saves her from a robbery. The only problem: this dog is unstable and needs some shots or else turns into a killer dog.
I am of the belief that although you can have a premise as ludicrous as this one, you can still manage to make a decent horror movie. But for that you need to flesh out the characters a bit more and add a little more of background. In this case, I’d have taken Max and make the audience care about him, by giving him a stronger relationship with the protagonist, rather than just make him the dog she recently adopted and who she doesn’t care about enough to keep because her boyfriend doesn’t like it. It’d also have been better if the female protagonist was younger and had her dog stolen from her, so you have a well-established relationship with the pet that others can relate to, but I digress…
Because this is not an ordinary dog but a dog that can climb trees like a Jaguar and even camouflage like a chameleon, or so they say, you end up expecting some extraordinary deaths, which sadly never occur. Max’s M.O would be typical of every normal killer dog. He bites his victims to death and that’s about it except for one occasion near the end where the dog decided to burn the face of the female journalist’s boyfriend by peeing on him. This is one of my "favorite" scenes from this disgraceful movie, only surpassed by the escape scene near the end. In an attempt to save himself, the boyfriend runs to hide in the closet and tries to calm the dog down (hours before he tried to poison Max, but it didn’t work because the dog sensed there was something wrong with the food) but the dog still mad for before jumps at the closet door and shatters it to pieces, causes the boyfriend to fall down, and with a tight bite drags him outside the closet. In the ground, the dog disfigures him with his pee that in a previous scene you see can melt metals, just like acid.
We have a Kill count of 9 which might be somewhat high for a dog, but most of the deaths are low in quality and wasted opportunities with the kitty's exception, so there's really nothing good.
The victims of Max are:
1. A disloyal female scientist (mauled to death)
2. A lascivious mugger that attacked the journalist (mauled neck)
3. An innocent kitty that tries to escape by climbing to the top of the tree but in the end gets swallowed (dog swallowed the cat alive like an anaconda would)
4. A mailman (mauled to death)
5. The journalist’s parrot (mauled to death)
6. His lying and new abusive owner that promised the journalist he would take good care of him (bite in the balls and then mauled to death)
7. Police detective that were after Max and the mad scientist (mauled to death)
8. The second police detective that the first was partners with (mauled neck)
9.Mad scientist (electrocuted not by Max but a lil puppy after he shotguns Max and falls into a metal cage)
For a premise of a dog that has enhanced capabilities and from many different species, I thought I’d at least have some fun watching the genetically modified dog wreaking havoc but I was wrong. It was not fun in the least because they didn’t exploit the dog’s abilities and when they did it, it was nothing impressive. So you really never think of Max as nothing more than a smart dog. For example, it’s only near the end where Max uses one of his most amazing abilities besides climbing trees like a Jaguar, and camouflages himself in a garage to hide from the animal shelter workers, and then scares them by reappearing so they ran from him. There is nothing exciting or special in a scene like that, instead, it was predictable and because of that quite disappointing, just like every single one of the death scenes in this crappy movie.
The movie also wastes its time with cheesy humor that is incompatible and only worsens its quality. In one scene, the dog breaks into a house where he met a female dog some hours ago, and while the scared female hides from Max under the bed sheets, Puppy love by Paul Anka plays. Then you see the granny calling for her kitty, kitty that Max swallowed some hours ago, to no avail, then the camera moves again to the house, only this time you only see the outside of the house and hear the dog howling (this means he is fucking).
The tension they tried to build always failed, and the film score didn’t help at all, so near the middle you stop caring about what is going on or how the movie will end.
Perhaps the best or less horrible scene in this movie is when Max chases the mad scientist that’s driving to the clinic with the female protagonist to get the drugs that will calm Max, and the dog jumps onto the vehicle in motion, and while on top of the windshield he stops the mad scientist from shooting at him, and then they crash into the guard booth and the car rolls over. That bit of action was probably the only decent part the movie had.
After that, both the dog and the mad scientist, his original owner, die and you think that's it for this shitty movie. But no, some months after, the female dog has given birth, and among her many puppies you can see one that looks just like Max.
I think "The Brood" is Cronenberg's best movie
I like existenz, but brood and basically all of his movies are top notch. Real horror master of 70s to 90s.
Finished The Dead Zone, another Cronenberg film and my last for a while. The premisse here is way less interesting than The Fly imo. It's about a school teacher, Johnny Smith, who gains psychic powers after a car accident. Like with The Fly, the first half of the film it taken showing the life of a man before tragedy hits, particularly his relationship with another teacher, Sarah, his fiance. A very slow burn showing you their dates and their promisses to each other and so forth. And it's almost irrelevant this time. Sarah practically disappears for the rest of the film. The accident happens and he gets into a coma for 5 years. Sarah marries another guy and the world moves on. Johny is left with psychic powers that allows him to see people's future and events by touching them. So we follow him around solving a murder here, avoiding an accident there, talking to his doctor about it, brooding over losing his chance to marry Sarah and so on. I'm sorry to say it's fairly boring. The movie manages to keep you just interested enough to finish it. Just. Like with The Fly I felt like wanting to know more about The Dead zone, how this powers manifest, where they come from. At one point I thought it could go in that direction when Johnny's doctor talks about doing research into the matter but alas, he never actually offers any real help, to Johnny or to the audience. He's just there so Johnny won't talk to himself about his headaches. Again, like in The Fly, the movie prefers to keep the explanations for the paranormal hidden and instead explore the effects it has on the character's life. I feel it could do both things though, and I would prefer it that way.
I can appreciate a film like this but not two in a roll. Again, I'm glad I watched it but I now I have burned out and don't feel like picking another one of his movies for a while.>>55560
Do we have to follow a love affair for the first half of the film in The Brood? because I really don't feel like watching another Cronenberg cliched romance to get to the interest part.>>55561
I watched Existenz, that was many, many years ago and I don't remember much of it. Yeah his movies are alright. They have solid stories behind them and don't need to rely on cheap scares and gore, but they do have characters that overstay their welcome often.
some scattered thoughts on some stuff I've seen the last week or two
Easy Rider (1969) - Pretty as, but extremely boring, only got about halfway through, reminds me of Paris, Texas in that regard
Das Boot (1981) - best war film I've seen in a long time, really nailed the atmosphere, better ending that I've come to expect from the genre, and it's German so it's kino
Trainspotting 2 (2017) - very weak, half of the film was just "look at us we are in locations from the first film but we're old now", the whole thing's entirely contrived, like I'm meant to believe that Begbie got out of prison exactly at the same time Renton decides to move to Glasgow, and also meet up with everyone else, wasn't bad, but I wouldn't suggest watching it
I tried to watch the new Charlie Kaufmann film called I'm Thinking of Ending Things. The main character is a succubi so that was already a big red flag and boy the whole movie turned out to be a mess just as I expected. It's a shame cuz I like the director… Overly tumblery/r9key characters that are just insufferable to hear. Dialogue tends to shine here and there and that's the only positive thing I can say about the film as the director can be a really good screenwriter when he tries to be. I'd give this film a 6/10 at best
Err, no. Because chances are there's a timeline where Hitler doesn't exist and the world is WORSE off for that. (:sigh The Butterfly Effect)
Try Ikiru and Rashomon as well. The latter film even has a term coined after it regarding the multi faceted nature of truth.
Ah, Solaris. There is a scene in there where a car is driving on the highway for FIVE mins and nothing else happens. True boreness. Tarkovsky defended it by saying that it was meant to drive idiots away from the film.
lol I think I read that the true reason was to justify the time and money they had spent shooting some 'futuristic' footage in japan
Yeah I am not a fan of Tarkovsky. His movies are just long takes and philosophical dialogue. For me that's not cinema, you can just watch a stage play for a similar experience.
Crazy Samurai Musashi
Holy fucking shit!
The background of this movie and some of the technical stuff is needed to fully understand why this isn't a ordinary movie.
It is pure insanity that they actually made this happen.
Anyway, it is a movie with almost no story at all and is basically focused totally on the 77-minute, one-scene, no-cut action sequence where one dude (Musashi played by Tak Sakaguchi) takes on 588 enemies, one after the other.
So some of the background.
This movie supposed to be a totally different film, call “Ken-kichi”. Tak was going to make a one single take action with just 10 mins. That project was canceled because the director dropped out. Tak still wanted to make a movie because he has been practicing samurai sword fighting and shit for an year with a his stunt team. Everything was already set up and booked. The equipment and staff was all good to go though so Tak has decided to make a movie with one long action movie since they were all there anyway and wouldn't have the chance to shoot something like this ever again. They didn’t have a time to make write much of a story (and it shows), so they did the minimal and focused totally on the action sequence. Tak was director in the time. Yuji Shimomura directed only first part and last part.
Rather then fully properly choreographing everything they instead kinda ran the action sequence a bit like a cross between a absurd mutation of a sparing match and the worlds most lopsided larp battle ever created. The stunt dudes were more or less instructed to just sort of come at Tak and attack like they actually wanted to hit (with the exception of the dudes that just run at Tak with their arms raised to get cut down), and Tak would use simple defenses and well practiced but relatively simple attacks of his own to dispatch them. Again much like they all did during training and sparing during the lead up to the production.
In a way this leads to somewhat transcendent viewing because you are watching a grueling gauntlet as the actor has to maintain such a high level a focus and physicality for so long, again with no do overs without having to do the whole monstrous sequence all over again. Like it doesn't totally feel real but at the same time there is a authenticity to it. You can tell at a certain point that Tak's hand is injured (turned out to be broken finger) and he suffered other injuries during the sequence (broken ribs and a tooth) but he still pressed on and mostly kept composer. That said it was such a harsh experience that it caused Tak to retire with PTSD. Dude apparently even threw up every time he hold a sword after the movie for a while. Only after seeing the complete cut of the film was he able to even start the healing process of the trauma he put himself through.
With all that being said the question remains, is the movie actually good though.
No, it is really isn't by almost any standard. But somehow knowing the context and viewing this strange self imposed heroic trial is one of the most sincere expression of art I seen in a long time. It is most certainly art and it has moved me to my soul, again despite it not actually being even remotely a good movie even by mindless action standards.
Strange how this film has invoked more thought and feeling in me then any "art film" I have so far watched.
I don't even know if I would recommend this movie as I am pretty sure most would find it somewhat boring. All I know is I am glad I found it by chance and even more glad I learned about the background of the film before watching it as it greatly enhanced the experience for me.
I'm looking for another japanese film series like the zatoichi stuff that one anon recommended last winter, something pre-20th century, those zatoichi movies were damn good, I think I already tried googling this back then and couldn't find any
I guess you could try Hanzo the Razor trilogy.
Pretty explotation/grindhouse style and not wizardly at all but I enjoyed them back in the day. Not as good as Zatoichi but not bad ether.
Watched Carrie 1976. A few spoilers, but nothing that isn't already generally known.
It's more of a tragic tale of a succubus who's pushed too far by a few bad kids than a horror film. There were also two of those kids part of the friend-group that actually decided to redeem themselves that got crossed in the crossfire and on the opposite end, two of those kids, john Trevolta and his blonde girlfriend, who did much more. The John Trevolta character was the one who killed the pig, which I despise because animal abuse is bad and the blonde succubus tries to run Carrie over. At the end they try to humanize Carrie's mother because she had a bad past but by then it didn't matter since she had been mentally and physically torturing her daughter by then.
Overall, I felt bad for the innocents who were killed during Carrie at the prom. I doubt they were laughing, truly! I really think she was imagining most people laughing at her because no one had a reason to laugh at her. She had a handful of enemies, a gym teacher that cared about her (who was supposedly laughing) and teacher all around who had no reason to laugh. I think only a few people were laughing, Carrie went mad, and she indiscriminately killed everyone.
For the ending, the dream, I don't think Carrie would go to hell at all. The sign I'm referring to has no bearing on the story. I just feel like if people thought she was going to hell I have to disagree. Carrie was tortured and finally snapped. I don't think she was in her right mind during her outrage and Sue shouldn't feel bad for anything that happened to her. Sue and Tommy were innocents, Sue redeemed herself, and Carrie would have been truly happy if the night had gone to plan. Sue in my eyes has her hands clean and it's a tragedy she has to bear this guilt and a tragedy that Tommy had to perish.
This is a film that could have saved a succubus's life and turned her into a functioning adult but ended up flipping on its head and became a catastrophe.
Finally got around to watching Drive.
It was ok. I don't get why it blew up a few years back but it wasn't shit. Stylish and made good use of quiet even if the dialog comes off as a little under-cooked in certain parts because of it.
Went in blind and was surprised that I enjoyed it.
The set up has been done before so I was expecting it to get really formulaic but the writing and acting was able to carry it to being slightly better then average.
The premise is some random nice guy who is up to his eyeballs in financial troubles gets a mysterious phone call that offers him money to complete 13 increasingly difficult challenges.
Again, I know, it has been done many times before, but execution is what matters and this film's execution is pretty good.
I watched Say Anything a while back, I love 80s movies and it's one of those 80s movies that people stupidly call "iconic" because of the scene where the main character stands outside the succubus's bedroom window holding a boombox. The nostalgia was nice but the story was disappointing, and the character of lloyd became an arrogant little chad fuck at the end when the GF's dad went to prison, rubbing dad's nose in the fact that he's now powerless to stop her from abandoning her scholarship to go shack up with lloyd, right to his face during visitation hours.
That was so rude. And I failed to see what made this anti-parental authority flick so great or moving that it's considered "iconic" of that decade. The boombox scene? Yeah, so relatable. I seriously doubt there's anyone who looks back at the 80s at the time he stood under a succubus's window playing peter freaking gabriel.
Seriously? It's so campy, probably was even back then.
Just some movies I've watched recently and some thoughts about them.
Salem's Lot (1979) - One of the worst adaptations I've ever seen, the book is much, much better. Why do Stephen King adaptations suck most of the time?
Superman III (1983) - This was good but nothing special, my favorite is the 2nd one still.
Cello (2005) - Very good korean horror. Cool atmosphere and all that. Can be watched more than once.
Love Exposure (2008) - The best movie I've seen recently. Funny and tragic at the same time, this nearly 4 hours long masterpiece never bored me. The music was fantastic too. Best Sono Sion movie I've seen so far, along with Guilty of Romance.
Andrei Rublev (1966) - Kind of boring. And long. It just doesn't want to end. It is the type of movie you watch once and that's it. The Sacrifice was a much better movie of Tarkovsky.
Hannibal (2001) - OK adaptation, but no Margot Verger and wtf was that ending? The book is definitely superior in this case too.
Son of Dracula (1943) - Cool old Paramount horror movie. I think this is my favorite so far from the Dracula movies.
Under Capricorn (1949) - Belongs to the weaker works of Hitchcock. Not bad, but I don't think I will watch it again.
The Hook (1976) - Okay greek giallo. Gore and blood is nowhere to be found here, this is more like a classic thriller/crime story.
The Double (1971) - Cool giallo movie, though the gore-factor is nonexistent in this one too. Has a kind of dreamy, lsd-feeling that makes it unique among giallo movies.
Blood Salvage (1990) - Texas chainsaw massacre but with organ trafficking instead of cannibalism. Turned out to be better than I expected. Very funny and entertaining.
Too Scared to Scream (1984) - Psycho+giallo/polizei movie mixed into a kind of okay-ish thriller. The kills are nothing special, the plot is cliche and it has the stupidest cops I've seen in movies lately. That said, the atmosphere was good. It is a good watch once, not more probably.>>55902
Good for you, I remember it being absolutely horrible. I'm used to horrible stuff in general but it was the boring kind of horrible.
Was based of the short from that movie V/H/S. Was a bit shlocky but overall a pretty fun film. The plot points fell into place well enough and it wasn't as bad as it could have been.
I am satisfied with it for what it is, which is a titillating low budget horror film that was title monster first, plot/story second.
Eat Me (2018)
Indie low budget single location film that was based on a play. Very much driven by two deeply fucked up characters interacting.
One being suicidal and the other being a home invader that walked in on their botched attempt.
I went in blind and expected nothing. It is a strange film but one I am glad I watched.
I probably won't remember the name but I will remember this film for years.
You are talking to Mel Hapa.
Mel Hapa here. Who's Mel Hapa?
I will be honest with you, that sounds super boring.
>>55998>He still posts here
I watched spaghetti westerns over the past week. Here are short reviews.
Fistful of Dollars:
Rewatched after many years. Great soundtrack. Clint Eastwood is very cool. Nice use of foreshadowing and good aesthetic throughout. Story is simple and well put together and very satisfying. Nothing more needs to be said. An essential of this genre.
A Stranger in Town:
About a drifter purging a small town of bandits. This one was kind of funny. It's kind of like an unintentional parody of a Sergio Leone western. The main actor Tony Anthony looks like a weasely drug addict with poorly dyed hair. Instead of Eastwood's poncho he wears a ratty old blanket and instead of facing the bandits head on he skulks around and blasts them with a shotgun. Skippable, but some value with Tony Anthony being unintentionally entertaining.
One of Burt Reynolds first movies, directed by Corbucci of Django fame. There are some very cool action shots in this. Navajo Joe is more like a Rambo/Sam Fisher type fighter, using guerilla tactics against the gang he decimates. The story is that a gang murdered his tribe, so Navajo Joe follows them around and when they try to steal $500,000 he resists them and helps a town weather the onslaught. Burt Reynolds looks like Indian Frankenstein in this. It was entertaining enough, but I can't reccomend it.
My Name is Nobody:
Had never seen this one before and it is my second favorite Sergio Leone western now; after Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Terrence Hill and Henry Fonda star in this one. The story is symbolic reflection on the spaghetti western genre itself. Henry Fonda is like a real American cowboy of the 1880s, whereas Hill is an obsessed idolizer who loves Fonda's character and shoehorns him into becoming a legend by getting him to take on a whole horde of bandits that roam the land: the wild bunch. This relationship reflects the spaghetti western genre itself, which magnified the image of the old west gunslinger to superhuman proportions more than any American western had. Funny and great movie. Terrence Hill is a joy as always to watch and Henry Fonda is a great actor. The soundtrack of Morricone and cinematography of Leone are exquisite as always. Must watch.
If You Meet Sartana Pray for your Death:
This movie is a mess. I have never seen a movie with as many betrayals and double crosses as this one. Saying that some kind of betrayal or over-the-top doublecross occurs every other scene is not an unfair exaggeration. It stars a first-copy Clint Eastwood counterfeit as Sartana, who is more like like the bastard lovechild of 007 and the man with no name who kills baddies with a 4-barreled derringer. Two gangs of bandits: I call them Lansky's suicide squad and general Fatty's muchachos are played by some corrupt banksters to commit insurance fraud in some stupid overcomplicated way that is not helped by poor editing. Klaus Kinski shows up in this movie from time to time before getting killed, but I guess he went berserk enough on set that they circled his name in the credits. The only redeeming qualities of this flick are the scenes with Sartana, who is kind of cool admittedly.
Straight-forward historical WW2 fiction about a Ivan tank and its crew vs Fritz panzers. If that premise doesn't interest you, skip this movie because it's never anything more than that. Sold to USA as "Iron Fury". >>55667
Sounds like the samurai version of John Wick with less plot..
This movie is disgustingly and surprisingly moralistic since its a comedy but at the same time feels a bit pornographic since I'm sure it served as an excuse to have filmed one of the sex fantasies of the producers or writers.
The plot is about this wizardly man that decides to put on a super hero suit to act as such and start fighting crime while finding the determination to finally “rescue” his wife which abandoned him. It inevitably has adolescent humor because of its premise that is ridiculous.
The moral of the story is that you SHOULD risk your life for the happiness of others if it means doing what is right. It makes me want to torture and kill the writer of this shit because he is telling us the viewers to sacrifice ourselves for the happiness of others even if we end up being miserable like the protagonist did at the end of the movie. So it’s be good because evil is wrong, even if YOU never get anything out of it, even if you risk death by doing so.
The protagonist is a wizard type of guy, in his late thirties or forties I think, introverted, no friends except for his lazy black coworker, led a bad life full of disappointments, has a dead end job flipping burgers, but for the plot of this HORRENDOUS MOVIE marries a literal whore from his job that’s a recovering addict that then leaves him after some months for some crook who deals drugs. He mistakenly thinks she is being kidnapped and tries to save her even after she refuses to go with him the first time.
This is what infuriates me the most about this trash of a movie and from where it comes my major complaint. Why the fuck do they had the need to pick a wizard character to play the role of the biggest cuck in history? I really cannot imagine a better term to describe this guy, he is a fucking cuck but he is also your typical wizard. It bothers me too that they try to confuse you into praising the protagonist’s behavior because it’s good or moral.
At the end of the movie he ends up with a fuckin rabbit he thought about adopting when his wife first left him, because she leaves him at the end. We’re also shown moments of her life after she moved on, and told BY THE PROTAGONIST himself about what a great realization he had, he says that he was wrong all this time, that he was NOT THE CHOSEN ONE BY GOD TO DO GOOD ON THIS WORLD(he had this vision early in the movie), BUT HER, AND THAT must be WHY she left because her purpose and the plan that God had for her was to teach what she’s learnt as a recovering addict, and to be part of the life of SOMEONE ELSE who needed to learn how to comfort and love a person(we are literally shown a guy comforting her in bed, what the fuck is wrong with this movie I could not believe my eyes) and at the end her having a family, 4 kids with a different man, which he is happy about because he thinks they might change the world someday. While HIM the protagonist is crying while PETTING A FUCKIN RABBIT ALONE IN HIS ROOM WHILE LOOKING AT THE WALL THAT’S FULL OF DRAWINGS OF HIS MOST HAPPIEST MOMENTS which include people telling him that he did a good job at work, or some toll worker telling him to have a nice day, or him babysitting, or helping his neighbors.
The movie ends with him CRYING while looking at this wall of happy memories. How fucked up you’ve got to be, how miserable must be your life that one of your happiest moments in life is a toll worker telling you to have a nice day and you do a drawing of this shit to pin in your wall to look at and reminisce. Where is the common sense? The writers want you to think that the protagonist’s mindset is something commendable, IT IS not, you disgusting piece of filth. He is the most miserable and pathetic guy I’ve seen in a fucking movie. This is a sad horrible ending. The funniest part is that at the beginning they show you the wall having only TWO fuckin drawings of what he calls his perfect moments, the first is him pointing the way a robber went to a police officer, and the second is the day he got married to this whore. So they want to say that now he is immensely happy because he has his wall full of perfect moments. Lol who the fuck is gonna buy that bullshit. Shoot whoever came up with this crap.
Anyways, if you are anything like this protagonist, you deserve all the suffering that comes to your life as a consequence for being a good and nice guy.
I’d say watch this movie if you want learn how not to act.
The only good thing this shit movie has to offer are the scenes with Ellen Page and that’s it, except for that sex scene that’s literally some perverted fantasy of the writers and that had no place in the movie. Well, her character is just to appeal to the nerds but having her fucking the ugly old protagonist is definitely going too far.
bad acting is a problem in a lot of Nolan flicks, I've noticed
New Marvel capeshit movie coming out
"What if all male characters were strong independent wymyn?"
"What if all white characters were niggers?"
I foolishly thought they would do something interesting with this since I was a fan of the comics of the same title but no, they're just using the chance to inject more diversity into their rotting corpse of a franchise.
I like the part where he cries to God, that even the starving children in Africa have better lives than him as they have parents who love them
its unironically good, maybe tried to hard to mimic Holy mountain but i like it. If you havent i also recomment Himiko, The devils (1971) and Santa Sangre, all three very aesthetically trippy films visually and thematically and you would probably appreciate if you liked Zardos
Yes, I truly enjoy Zardoz. I will watch this Himiko movie you suggest. I've seen the other two and enjoyed them, especially The Devils. Ken Russell is great when he's great.
Klaus. It had an extremely predictable plot but really nice art and voice acting. It was a pretty animated movie for sure. You could actually tell where the plot's going before it even got there though. All of the character progression felt forced and rushed. Luckily for us wizzies the romance was a subplot. Still it ends up with The main character getting married and having kids. There was this adorable kid that spoke a foreign language too. I found it extremely weird that you see her grown up. It's so goddamned weird to see kids grow up.
Overall, it's a pretty movie with an okay albeit cookie cutter story. I enjoyed it.
I've watched "Greenland" yesterday because I was craving for a decent end-of-the-world/catastrophe movie for quite some time. I liked it overall but there was nothing too impressive or special in it. Nothing annoying to me either. Can only recommend if you crave for this type of movie like I do.
Was Spiderman actually a sad movie and a metaphor for wizardry and virginity, where being a "superhero" refers to being a virtuous virgin?
My wizinterpretation of the movie:
We have a failed wizard, that's played by uncle Ben, a man who was an elder wizard but that lost his virginity to aunt May when he was in his 50s.
Peter is an apprentice of wizard, and the protagonist, who is still unsure whether or not to be a wizard, but that had have lessons on the value of wizardry by his Uncle Ben, so he knows about the wizard moral and is at many times contradicted by it because he doesn't benefit from it.
Mary Jane, a succubus Peter fancies since very young, and whom he will lose his virginity and chance to be a wizard.
Uncle Ben has always wanted Peter to follow the wizard path and forget about succubi, and instead dedicate his life to justice and righteousness, but the young apprentice is weak and too immature to understand wizardry, and yet, the figure of his Uncle along his teachings and moral are so strong and ingrained in him, that it follows him everywhere, even in his dreams, after this one dies, and that's where Peter the apprentice of wizard will finally cut ties with it and inform his Uncle that he will not continue to be an apprentice because he loves succubi too much and will forget his teachings to have the life he always wanted.
—No, you don't understand, I'm in love with Mary Jane.
—Peter, all the times we talk about honesty, fairness, justice(Wizardly principles). All of those times I counted on you, to have the courage to take those dreams out into the world.
—I can't live your dreams anymore, I want a life of my own.
—You've been given a gift peter, with great power comes great responsibility. Take my hand son.
>No, uncle Ben. I'm just Peter Parker, I'm spiderman no more.
The imagery is so powerful it can almost bring one to tears: a young man leaving behind the teachings of the old and wise to choose a common and normal life, putting a definitive end to the expectations his guardians and teachers had for him to become a wizard and righteous man. It's so sad.
yeah the spiderman and philosophy book even has a whole chapter on the morality of being volcel while being a hero
Re-watched all the Star Wars movies for Christmas including the Disney ones which I saw for the first time.
The OT just barely does enough to hold up, the prequels are bad but fun and the Disney movies are the most soulless things I've seen in my life.
Got the Dollar trilogy for Christmas, watched "fistful of dollars", quite enjoyable but I prefer the Kurosawa version. I'll watch "for a few dollars more" tomorrow, but I've already seen it and know it's one of my favorite westerns.
looks cool, will try and watch it
I prefer Tangled to Frozen, don't really know why Frozen is more popular. Even the songs are better, I See The Light and I Have A Dream is better than Let It Go.
Enjoyable movie, though I was surprised Korea thought it was good enough to make it their submission to the Academy Awards. At times it was hard to follow and the writing and pacing felt uneven, but the acting and set design were great. This was a really interesting period in Korean history. Also, the movie was earnest and serious in a way that I really appreciated. Merry Christmas, wizards.
>The Man Standing Next
The Man Standing Next (Korean: 남산의 부장들; RR: Namsanui bujangdeul; literally Chiefs of Namsan) is a 2020 South Korean political drama film directed by Woo Min-ho. Based on an original novel of the same title, the film stars Lee Byung-hun, Lee Sung-min, Kwak Do-won, and Lee Hee-joon as the high ranking officials of the Korean government and the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) during the presidency of Park Chung-hee 40 days before his assassination in 1979.>>56455
I hope you will like it, wiz.
I just miss 2D animation tbh
I wasted an hour and stayed up past my bedtime to watch Who's Harry Crumb with john candy, it was so painfully cringy it actually made the passage of time feel like 2 hours rather than 1. Recommend to avoid this flick if you like candy movies.
You're not alone. And what qualifies as "new 2d animation" these days is just moving assets around like it's flash and it looks cheap as hell.
Werckmeister Harmonies https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werckmeister_Harmonies
It's been a long time, but I remember this was pretty dreamy. Definitely not a film for everyone, including me, frankly!
There is no way her parents aren't using her for their own benefit.
I have to wonder what exactly you were expecting with that kind of movie?
It is just a shitty animal house style party movie that they used to regularly make since the 70s all the way to the mid 10s.
I think they stopped making them when Hollywood got too woke to do crude humor without people being offended.
Because apparently I take request a bit to literally, lol.
>>56521>what were you expecting
well, not something this raunchy, tom hanks has always been more or less typecast and I guess I expected at least a half-civilized performance, also it was 2017 and I was on an 80s flick download spree just grabbing whatever then finally watched it last night
I wonder what other bad hanks flicks I have
typecast as a normal person*
King Kong (1933)
Great movie, great soundtrack, has a beautiful white succubus as part of the cast to play the role of the damsel in distress,and she appears for most part of the movie barefoot and in ragged clothes which is something I appreciate, and giving believable screams of terror and shock because of Kong.
The animation of the fights and aspect of the jurassic monsters are certainly not believable and yet they’re not lackluster. There are scenes where you do believe Kong actually exists among the rest, but for the most part his toylike figure is not convincing enough.
One absolutely favorite scene of mine is the hardcore fight of Kong against the T rex where they maul each other for their lives, ultimately Kong uses his massive hands and brute strength to pull the T Rex’s jaw apart until its mandible is rendered unusable, beats his chest and gives a terrific howl for the entire jungle to acknowledge his apish dominance. Other scene with jurassic monsters are good too, among them the pterodactyl and what looked like the loch ness monster. Another scene I liked which is more hilarious than anything is when Kong starts to smell his female captive body and raises his eyebrows because of her odor. In New York too, when Kong seeks to escape and on his way smashes a train after curiously watching the passengers in the cabin with his funny eyes, he obliterates that train and then leaves like nothing happened. I also liked it when he stepped on a native from his home island, he does this twice. Kong has this habit of putting the defenseless humans in his mouth and then tossing them, like if they were unappetizing bones, that’s a good because it gives personality to him. Overall, he is a likeable monster and obviously innocent like most beasts so you really can’t blame him.
I almost forgot, near the end there's this shot where Kong is searching for his blonde beauty and climbs up a building and drags a succubus out of her bedroom only to throw her from up high to meet her death, that was brilliant, and the scene that followed, where he finds the succubus he so desperately is been looking for and forces his big hand through the window to get her, that was really impressive, probably one of my favorites scenes ever in a movie.
The orchestral music is excellently done and makes you feel emotion and horror and suspense where it’s required.
The sad ending in which the director, man who captured Kong and brought him up to the city, corrects a policeman and states that it was beauty that really killed Kong and not the air force, was on point to the general theme of the movie and idea that he himself had in mind from the outset and repeated throughout the movie.
Not great, but it had an interesting premise. There were a lot of missed opportunities and interesting aspects that were fumbled, I think. They're going to do an American re-make, which I am looking forward to. Hopefully they double down on the gothic atmosphere.
>The Housemaid (Vietnamese: Cô Hầu Gái) is a 2016 Vietnamese gothic romance horror film directed by Derek Nguyen and starring Nhung Kate, Jean-Michel Richaud, Kim Xuan, and Rosie Fellner. Set in 1953 Vietnam during the First Indochinese War, the film tells the story of an orphaned country succubus named Linh, who gets hired to be a housemaid at a haunted French rubber plantation. She unexpectedly falls in love with the French landowner Captain Sebastien Laurent, and awakens the vengeful ghost of his dead wife, Camille… who is out for blood.
Pretty good, but the last twenty or so minutes were a bit over the top for me. I don't understand why this movie became such a sensation. There's a lot to like about it, but I don't see how this qualifies as one of the top films of the decade. I thought its message about class was banal and simplistic.
>Parasite (Korean: 기생충; RR: Gisaengchung) is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won. It stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Jang Hye-jin, and Lee Jung-eun, and follows the members of a poor family who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family and infiltrate their household by posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals.
I think it's cause movies like that, and movies about "class" and shit, just aren't common in korea. And then when all the americans saw it they get riled up about the message and politics and shit. I also thought it was pretty good, but I wish it had stayed toned down like you said. They had a really good feeling of poverty and despair and it kinda turns into this weird ghost story afterwards.
I remember seeing it in the theater without knowing a single thing about the film and really enjoying it.
Not only is the story interesting and the writing tight but the cinematography is impeccable. Like on a visual level there is a lot of clever and interesting things going on with shot composition and visual story telling that bring it to the next level for me.
It will be a film that will be studied and referenced for a good long while I suspect.
Good film, very dark but sometimes comes close to being campy. The succubus who played the kind and naive young maid did a great job. Her character seems to have a low IQ, but she is still fully realized and portrayed with dignity. In most Hollywood movies the less intelligent are treated with sneering contempt and mockery.
Unfortunately, the other characters in the movie often seem more like cariacatures than real people. This is a remake of a 1960 classic, which I also ordered.>The Housemaid (Korean: 하녀; RR: Hanyeo) is a 2010 South Korean melodramatic erotic thriller film directed by Im Sang-soo. The story focuses on Eun-yi, played by Jeon Do-yeon, who becomes involved in a destructive love triangle while working as a housemaid for an upper-class family. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Housemaid_(2010_film)
Are you binging east asian movies? What are your thoughts on east asian movies and perhaps their differences from western film?
I think I interpreted that statement about class completely backwards and I don't even give a fuck, it's better that way.
I don't think the statement was meant to go one way or the other.
The main actress–who also played the lead in "The Housemaid" (2010)–was amazing. I'm going to try to watch all her and this director's movies. Her portrayal of a grieving succubus is very raw and authentic, there's nothing fake or self-conscious about it. I also like the even-handed look at the role of religion in life. It reminded me of the Irish film "Calvary," because it's never smug or disdainful about Christianity even though you get the impression the director is not a believer.>Secret Sunshine (Korean: 밀양; Hanja: 密陽; RR: Miryang) is a 2007 South Korean drama film directed by Lee Chang-dong. The screenplay based on the short fiction "The Story of a Bug" by Lee Cheong-jun that focuses on a succubus as she wrestles with the questions of grief, madness and faith. For her performance in the film, Jeon Do-yeon won the Prix d'interprétation féminine (Best Actress) at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. The film also won the award for Best Film at the Asian Film Awards and at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The film sold 1,710,364 tickets nationwide in South Korea alone.>>56572
Yes, I am binging a bit on these! Sorry, I don't have anything interesting to say about East-West differences, I'm just a casual movie watcher. I enjoy the lack of diversity and semetic influence in East Asian movies. East Asia appears to be in cultural and spiritual decline like the West, but it's not as pronounced or vicious yet for several reasons. Also, I think Asian artists don't loathe their audience.
i remember watching the dubbed version of it as a part of some cheap kungfu collection
i might watch it in japanese
I watched this over Thanksgiving break and loved it too. Right after watching, I discovered that it was the first film to feature a commentary track as part of a home video release. It was on the laserdisc release by Criterion, but its never been re-released. I found it here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDcPisG57TA
if you interested. It's a curious part of film history
Why do you put the cover in japanese of a canadian movie? Are you retard or something?
Some wizard recommended 'City of God' in one of these threads. I just watched it and am blown away. 5 stars masterpiece of a movie!!! If you like gangster movies watch this
watched fletch tonight (1985), chevy chase's bullshit artist act was a little grating but the story compensated for it and in the end some evil police chief got busted so that was enjoyable, fuck the piglice
I think I'm done with chevy chase flicks
maybe not exactly what you are looking for but here are some that I like.
wendy and lucy
feels like watching slice of life a bit, thanks for suggesting this movie. did you also recommend secret sunshine?
Glad you liked it.>did you also recommend secret sunshine?
Good movie. The story is presented in a very detached and unsentimental way, but it's still moving and memorable. (The plot is darker than the description below suggests, but I don't want to spoil anything.)
>Poetry is a 2010 South Korean drama film written and directed by Lee Chang-dong. It tells the story of a suburban succubus in her 60s who begins to develop an interest in poetry while struggling with Alzheimer's disease and her irresponsible grandson. Yoon Jeong-hee stars in the leading role, which was her first role in a film since 1994. The film was selected for the main competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Best Screenplay Award.
I didn't like this. It was pretentious and indulgent and lead to nowhere interesting. The lead actress was great, though. She was pretty much the only good thing about the movie. It's maybe worth seeing just for her performance.
>Art imitates life in this quietly devastating masterpiece from Hong Sangsoo. Kim Minhee (The Handmaiden, Claire's Camera) in the role that won her the Silver Bear for best actress in Berlin plays Younghee, an actress reeling in the aftermath of an affair with a married film director. Younghee visits Hamburg then returns to Korea, but as she meets with friends and has her fair share to drink, increasingly startling confessions emerge.
>No stranger to mining his own experience for his films, Hong, whose real-life affair with Kim stirred up a media frenzy in Korea, here confronts his personal life with a newfound emotional directness. With an incredibly raw and vulnerable performance from Kim at its center, On the Beach at Night Alone is one of the most dynamic collaborations between director and performer in contemporary cinema.
Hugh Jackman can't spend more time at the gym as Wolverine in this film. He is sick, old, and depressed, and only lives to save enough money so he can move out to a safe place with his old pal professor Xavier that's a ticking time bomb because of a degenerative brain disease. That's his plan until a desperate mexican nurse comes to him for help and asks him to drive a loli to a place called Eden…
I enjoyed the depressing gloomy and defeatist tones of the movie, they're surprisingly realistic, so realistic that not even the loli brightens up the mood of the movie, so that's GREAT. It's not an optimistic film, it's not cartoonish either, but it has some flaws like the villain who chases the protagonists, I wish they could have given him a personality because the guy is forgettable. Even so, this is an adult super hero film not meant for kids. Talking about kids, I'm thankful for the loli, because she is not a cute loli, she is wild, fierce, angry, antisocial, and a mute for great part of the movie, normally I love lolis but this one loli, she is way too feral so not my type of loli. She has her cute funny moments, though, like the one outside the convenience store where she rides a mechanical horse but in general, cute loli moments are lacking, but that's not a flaw at all because the movie is about loss of hope, the final stages of life, despair, depression, and ultimately death, and that's something that you normally don't see in super hero films, and that's something I can relate to.
The acting in the movie is good, the main characters EXCEPT for the villain, do an splendid job, special mention to Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and the loli, her acting is surprisingly convincing.
Some of the action scenes are well done, especially the ones involving the loli, I loved watching this loli brutally slashing the gunmen that came after her, and showing no remorse at all.
The music is okay, nothing remarkable which is a pity.
Overall, it is a surprisingly good superhero film.
I'd probably watch it again in the near future.
Good write up I watched this and did not know it was a super hero movie you also said loli 11 times a true wiz review.
the last anon who reviewed it pointed out wolverine has a mestizo daughter, he kills the professor and something about how the film appears to be setting the stage for future x-men movies being all multicultural propaganda
that review scared me off
It works like a standalone film, I have not watched any other X men films nor do I care about the ones that are to be released, so whatever they do with it in the future I'm indifferent about it.
truth is the mutants have always been a diverse group so it really doesn't bother me and considering the time the story takes place which is 2029, location, and the background of these kids, it almost makes sense to have this diverse group. It weirded me out though to see this mutant group of kids having almost every single race in it, they really went out of their way for some inclusion, but if that's a problem for you, know they don't appear until the the last 1/8 of the movie. So it's nothing crazy or that can ruin the movie, unlike casting a black person to play a character that's white, like they're doing in The Batman with commissioner Gordon. I disliked other things about the movie's characters, admittedly and that's the spanish of the loli which has a heavy mexican accent, but her being raised in a mexican lab and by mexican nurses, that's to be expected. Her being a mestizo, that's how I described her at first but then I erased it because you don't get to see her mother, and the succubus looks and acts like Logan's daughter so much that her race, whatever it is, becomes inconsequential.
looks like you just wanna publicly lust over a 3d spic child actor
how many times can you throw "loli" around in one post? come on
Fantastic. The little succubus gave a wonderful performance. This movie ended up making her a child star.
>A Brand New Life (Korean: 여행자) is a 2009 film. It is the debut feature of director Ounie Lecomte, who directed and wrote the film. Loosely based on Lecomte's own experience, A Brand New Life is set in Seoul in 1975. The film portrays a succubus who is left in a Catholic orphanage by her father and her struggle to adjust to a new life.
Slow but very engaging. A lot of what happens is pretty ambiguous. Great performances by the three lead actors. You can certainly tell it's based on a Murakami story. It has the feel of one of his books.
>Burning (Korean: 버닝) is a 2018 South Korean psychological thriller mystery drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Lee Chang-dong. Based on the short story "Barn Burning" from The Elephant Vanishes by author Haruki Murakami, it stars Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, and Jeon Jong-seo. The plot depicts a young deliveryman, Jong-su (Yoo), who runs into his childhood friend, Hae-mi (Jeon). They soon meet an enigmatic young man named Ben (Yeun), who Jong-su becomes suspicious of and begins to believe Hae-mi is in danger.
ebert died a long time ago
Yes, he did. His words had an influence on culture, however.
Have to admit it wasn't bad, nice slow burn with a simple twist.
America has some real good scenery.
Well i see how it's a somewhat masterpiece/historically accurate, very well directed.
But the protagonist is a piece of shit scumbag normgroid, no matter how war broke him i don't feel any sympathy for him, he deserves worse.
Just like Pun Pun and the hero of "No Longer Human" - failed aggressive groids, "very fucking wizardly", and yet you mention them here all the time.
The quality of a film or how much someone here enjoys it isn't dependent on how wizardly it is or not.
Funny how the actor playing Jamie Lannister is a spitting image of Joel, but they gave it to prince Oberyn.
did you deliberately watch that or was that on tv and you sort of let it on as background noise
I was watching behind the scenes of movies on youtube and youtube recommended me a deleted scene of that movie that had the protagonist acting like a truewiz. The movie is about an old dad who never lived the life he wanted because he became a dad at a young age, so he constantly blames this on his wife who he married young, and lives a life full of regrets constantly wishing he could go back in time because his life sucks and he never reached to his full potential.
One day after having a shitty day at his job, a succubus who just had been working for two weeks gets promoted instead of him, so he loses his shit, and goes back to his old school, where he has a conversation with a janitor where he pretty much tells him that he wishes he could be go back in time, this wish magically gets granted thanks to this mysterious janitor that disappears afterwards.
The protagonist has then to find out why is it that he is 17 again, at first he thinks he's got a second chance at life, but then realizes that it happened so he could get closer to his family, his kids in particular, and try to solve things, save his marriage, and see his mistakes as a husband. It was interesting to say the least. There's lots of funny situations since he is in the same high school as his daughter and has the same age. Still, the movie could have been a lot better. I liked it because the protagonist showcases good family values.
17 again is a wizardly movie.
think i got diabetes from reading that
>>56879>if you're a crab…
Good movie about alcoholism
What's some movies like Phone booth? Guy picks up a phone and is then immediately fucked. Movies set in 1 location where everything is about the characters and not car chases.
Locke (2013). The entire movie consists of Tom Hardy on a trip, juggling different responsibilities, professional and personal, over the phone.
Watched 12 angry men?
There was another movie done in a coffin I never seen it heard it was similar though.
I watched that movie with my wizmom 9 years ago, she didn't like it cause there were too many action scenes and too scifi for her taste. She cheered for the protagonist though, since he was fighting to make things go back to the way they were, to a time where people fell in love and were free to express their emotions. She said that a world without love or art was no world at all.
>>56917>Why the fuck didn't this ever get popular and normies chose the Matrix to obsess over instead?
1. it is relatively popular
2. its effects were not revolutionary like the matrix was
4. the writing, story, and acting are a lot worse in most people's opinion
5. timing of release; Equilibrium was overshadowed by other more popular block busters while the matrix was the
block buster of they whole year it was released
6. the action was shot better in the matrix, again using revolutionary techniques at the time, then equilibrium shots which were more often then not harder to read and messy.
I love both movies a lot but when you look are the factors involved as well as judge measures of quality the matrix was a better film, marketed better, and thus preformed better.
Watched Witness (1985) recently.
It was pretty dope.
the real answer is equilibrium barely has any succubi in it, so no bait for crab coomers unlike trinity in matrix being neo's love interest
More like Vintnerberg. Oh!
This is you projecting negative aspects of yourself on to others.
That has nothing to do with it's popularity and Trinity isn't even hot.
tomb raider was never hot either but it was a different time where people liked that kind of shit, same with Trinity in the matrix
Ryan Renalds is in it. It's a decent little film if you're into suspense movies.>>56918
Is Wizmom how you say girlfriend without getting banned?
>>56932>Trinity isn't even hot.
I disagree, Carrie Ann Moss was a babe
My sister and all her dumbass friends loved the shit out of that movie and I didn't get why.
It was the most obnoxious annoying shit I ever sat through at the time.
Don't know how I would feel about it if I rewatched it now, but I have no interest as I still remember the bad impression it left on me even if the details faded.
I love all of those movies.>>57085
kinda surprised they'd enjoy such a crass movie.
You've got me thinking about what I found fun about Austin Powers. It was just stupid silly. Nothing more, nothing less. The word play, randomly shouting out "MOLE!" I guess it plays to the sort of stuff your inner five-year-old finds funny.
I'm very miserable but Austin Powers is one of the few movies that can always make me laugh, it's just the right mixture of being silly without insulting your intelligence and low-brow without getting too vulgar
Well…I am not going to say you guys are wrong for liking the movies.
It just isn't to my taste I guess.
Comedy is one of the most subjective art forms.
and I liked the movie and yet I hated this one scene for example but you can see lots of people saying it's their favorite. He dragged the joke out on purpose so that it stopped being funny but then dragged it out even more, and that was the joke(a subordinate he killed during his meeting did not die and kept interrupting his talk), so I understood it perfectly, but it still failed to make me laugh because I saw it coming since I've seen scenes like that one before so I thought of it as cheap and stupid, and I was literally just waiting for it to end. So I understand you, but at the end, it's a matter of personal taste and I just loved Austin, his character, how carefree he is, even if at times I did not like his jokes, he is entertaining enough and even somewhat unique.
>>57090> low-brow without getting too vulgar
Vulgarity is unpleasant and a good reason I dislike western adult cartoons besides the terrible art style.
No one thinks sex jokes are funny once thye are past 12 years of age.
>>54644>even if they cant hold up to modern movies
Like what? I haven't seen many things that could rival this movie
This movie is a few-times-per-decade masterpiece, for fuck's sake. The directing, cinematography, script, acting and the pacing are all so top-notch. An actually exciting plot too, which seems to be more and more rare as time goes on. The cinematography though is really what's beautiful and I was delighted the entire watch-time by the visuals. It blends genres with fluency and finesse. Rewatched multiple times and I'll rewatch it many more.
What did you think its message was, by the way?
Not that wiz but I've been watching exclusively Korean films since sometime last year. I enjoy the difference in culture alone, and I've realized that I'm actually pretty tired of looking at westerners in movies. I don't think I've noticed any idiosyncracies about Korean cinema as a whole, as opposed to the west, but there are quite a few unique directors.
Let me take about an hour to recommend all the great titles I've seen. These are only the best, the ones I'd recommend to anyone:
New World – Crime/political drama with a very satisfying ending, which is a rare thing to behold.
The Man From Nowhere – Action revenge drama with a charismatic lead. He kills bad guys and saves cute lolis.
Inside Men – Crime/political drama with an undercover spy + thug bromance.
The Age of Shadows – Comfy period piece, feast for the eyes, smoky spy stuff.
The Classic – Beautiful romance. Like the title might suggest, it's a classic, sincere, wistful romance. No place for cynicism or self-consciousness, though it has its share of realism. It gets shaky in the last quarter or so because there's a stupid piece of the plot that just isn't explained or supported, but it's forgivable. Not quite as good as the director's big hit, My Sassy succubus, which came before this one. This was his take on a more serious and sincere romantic movie.
My Sassy succubus – Romantic comedy gold, might be the best I've ever seen outside of anime/manga. Funny, sweet, happy, sometimes wistful. Great ending, though I don't want to spoil it so I won't say anything.
Brotherhood of War – High-budget war movie. It's got it all.
Ode to my Father – An old man remembering all the struggles of his life. Beautiful family story. I've never cried more throughout the course of a single movie; I went to take a look in the mirror when I finished it, and the whites of my eyes were pink. You could criticize it for being purposely emotionally manipulative, but it's so good that you will let it.
A Moment to Remember – Beautiful tragic romance. Another tear-jerker.
Train to Busan – Really solid zombie movie. Impressive effects on the zombies
Miracle in Cell No. 7 – Uniquely Korean mix of silly comedy, fairy-tale wistfulness, and stone-cold tragedy. Tear-jerker. A Christ allegory where Jesus is a retard. Very beautiful visually. All characters are memorable and the lead actor makes a terrific retard.
Forgotten – Suspenseful thriller with a fun twist, regardless of how far-fetched it is. Tragic. Beautiful visually
A Bittersweet Life – Comfy action crime. Brooding charismatic hitman MC sold very well by the lead actor. It's really carried by how likable the lead is. There's something really comfy about this movie that I can't put my finger on. The main character's careless but refined attitude, his warrior's code and loyalty, all seem enlightened or zen-like, and they're what this movie is all about.
The Chaser – Crime, action. One of those simple but very solid and well-made ones. An honest pimp who used to be an honest cop chasing down a serial killer who kidnapped one of his whores.
The Yellow Sea – Another simple but great crime/action.
Hope – A little succubus and her family cope with her healing process after she's raped and almost killed. Harsh but hopeful.
I Saw The Devil – Brutal story about a serial killer and the futility of revenge. Be careful hunting monsters etc
Silenced – Harsh real-life story about the horrible abuse at a school for deaf and mute children. Apparently this movie has led to some prosecutions regarding the original case and to changes in the Korean law regarding child abuse. Very well-made film.
A Taxi Driver – Action, drama, Korean history. Heroic actions of ordinary people. Very well-made.
The Wailing – A unique thriller/horror with a great mysterious atmosphere. A bunch of twists and a great ending that makes everything come together.
In terms of directors:
Lee-chang Dong – Surgically realistic, subtle dramas. Often about finding joy and salvation beyond hopelessness. Masterpiece after masterpiece: Oasis, Secret Sunshine, Poetry, Burning. I haven't seen his first two yet – I've worked through them backwards.
Kim Ki-duk – I've only seen 3-Iron and Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring, but they were both fantastic and unique masterpieces. Spring… is especially visually beautiful.
Bong Joon Ho – Very smart, tight, and visually beautiful films. Top tier stuff. Definitely watch Parasite and Memories of Murder (one of the greatest serial killer and crime in general movies of all time). Mother is also fantastic. Mainline that shit directly into your eyeballs.
Chan-wook Park – You've probably seen Handmaiden and Oldboy. If not, you should. But don't sleep on his other great movies: Lady Vengeance, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, and especially Joint Security Area. All his movies seem to be tragedies, but Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is definitely the most tragic and heavy-hitting of these. Some good dark depressing stuff for your tired cynical submarine wizbrain.
Looking back over these, I suppose the thing that's most common across all of them is the harsh, precise realism, and how commonly the stories are tragic. A lot of the single titles I've listed are very cinematic, but all the great directors at the bottom have that razor-sharp, clinical (not cynical) realism going on.
The Man From Nowhere made me cry with its ending even though I was aware from the start that the story of the poor, neglected and abused loli was there to emotionally manipulate the viewers, still it was just too heartbreaking for me at the end. It also was cool to see a Yu-gi-oh! card, although fictional, and the protagonist sort of becoming that knight for that one loli.
It's really a beautiful and amazing action movie that shows how life changing a loli can be for a man, even if said man has suffered a tragedy.
I read John Wick's director is planning to make a remake of it but I'm sure that it won't beat the original.
I cried too, it really is special for an action movie. Definitely won't watch that remake if it happens, all movie "adaptations" of other movies are concentrated AIDS and cancer.
I mixed up Inside Men with New World here; New World was the one with an undercover agent. To be honest, I don't remember much about the plot of Inside Men—I watched it a while ago—but it is a very good movie. I mixed them up because they're both crime, and both of them have a bromance going on.
Today I saw Friend, from 2001. It's a story about four friends who take very different paths in life – or rather who traverse the singular paths laid out before them, separating and crossing again as the movie goes on. Maybe their tragedy could have been averted with enough willpower, but the circumstances were against them from the start. I think it's simply a tragic story that doesn't cast blame but shows the beauty of friendship and the sadness of the way it can be destroyed by the world. The way it was presented—showing only the crucial events of the meetings, leaving gaps of many years—was well-done, and I enjoyed the dialogue, the acting, and the visual style. It made me tear up at the end.
My favourite scene was one around the middle of the movie, where Jeong-suk has a conversation with Sang-taek on the balcony. The former, who's one of the two who turned out to be gangsters, explains what made him the person he is, after refusing the latter's offer to join his friend in the life of a gangster. Though it's in the subtext, what he's really doing is wistfully accepting the path that fate has laid out before him – telling his friend that they each will now live out their lives separately, the way that they want to; or, have to. Could he have gone down a different path? This question is an unsolvable mystery to us all, and the movie can only present it. In the opening credits, there's a line by Sang-taek, who is the infrequent narrator: "memories are floating in my mind, like islands scattered in the sea; now, I will row to these islands one after another." It speaks about the structure of the film,—but also, the actual loneliness of every man who lives in the world – whether he has friends or not, in the end, he's an island unto himself.
I have a hard time watching asian movies because it seems like all asians look the same and I have a hard time telling apart characters, they are hard to follow unless the characters have distinct style(hair, clothes), maybe it is because I only grew up around white people but that is one of the main problems for me
sometimes I dip into korean or japanese movies, they have their…problems, but that's not one of them to me
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I grew up in a racially homogenous white country, but I never had an issue with telling people of other races apart from one another. I never understood this meme.