I watched Total Recall(1990) the sci fi action movie based on a short story by Phillip K. Dick.
It was fun and creative, and there's this eerie and peculiar feeling you have watching the film, not knowing if everything that's occurring is just a vivid dream the protagonist is having. That's because at the beginning you watch him going to this futuristic travel agency that implants vivid memories of a perfect vacation saving the customer the stress and troubles that might come with a real vacation, but also offering him the choice of being a different him, in Quaid's case, he chose to be a special agent that has a mission in Mars, and also a romance with an athletic demure brunnete(his preferences in succubi) and that's exactly what you see throughout the whole movie and till the very end.
What I most enjoyed were those intriguing moments where the "truth", that Quaid is not the person he thinks he is, and that the original Quaid erased his memories to defeat the leader of the rebels in Mars and that everything was a ploy of his and he was an asshole, is revealed to Quaid because they're like a false plot twist that creates suspense and great disbelief, and they do this twice, so you end up with a plot twist that you are suspicious of, and then the ending does a wonderful job in leaving you just wondering if what you watched really happened or was simply part of the vacation package Quaid bought for himself in that futuristic travel agency.
I don't know what to believe and I'm unsure, you could really say it was a dream, but if it was a dream then him going to the travel agency was just part of that dream, so everything was a dream, and from the very beginning you watched Quid's dream and the ending was just the end of his dream and the false vacation on Mars he bought.
watched that a few months ago and really liked it
there is a line in an austrian death machine song, or maybe the song name itself, i cant remember. it is 'see you at the party, richter' and i basically watched it so i could understand it
You watched the movie because of a song? Cool. "See you at the party, Ritcher" is Arnold's one liner after he defeats Richter in an elevator fight near the end, where the latter loses his arms and falls off the elevator to meet his death. It's funny because that's the last thing Ritcher says to Quaid before he is about to get wiped out of his memories to become Hauser, his former identity.
>>57501>from the very beginning you watched Quid's dream and the ending was just the end of his dream and the false vacation on Mars he bought.
Interesting, I never considered that, is it implied in the short story the movie is based on?
I haven't read that book in particular, but a lot of Phil K. Dick books feature the protagonist experiencing paranoia and schizophrenia, particularly about what reality they are living in, which is why I think Total Recall is a better adaption of Phil K. Dick's book than Blade Runner. Plus it has more pulpy noir action like the books have, while still being cerebral.
I recommend I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020). Although the main character does have romantic regrets, the focus of the movie is on his introversion and more general regrets about life. The two main characters (Jake and his girlfriend) suggest a romance-focused movie, however it is deeper than that and if you are interested in movies with psychological depth, "banal surrealism" (i.e., surrealism which doesn't necessarily ruin an otherwise realistic story), symbolism etc then it is a great movie. Kaufman is very well-read and makes an effort to include a lot of deeper meaning in his movies, and not in a tedious or pretentious way (although he is sometimes accused of being pretentious). Many reviews of the movie described it as boring, try-hard, etc - but I feel they miss the point of the story, and how it is provided to us in a way that is both very artistic and also in a way that does not simply provide questions and answers neatly wrapped but rather themes and interpretative opportunities.
There were moments in it that brought up familiar feelings to some of the internal experience of suicidal desire and fractured mind. It was pretty cool.
Finished watching first season of True Detective (and after briefly looking at S2, I'll leave it at that).
Cohle was interesting character, I think I'll mostly go with my gut feeling (I've seen the show on Wizchan and got curious), because whenever I seek recommendations for movies and TV shows I end up watching stuff that doesn't stick with me.
It's especially bad with anime.
Not yet, I'll give it a spin.
Enjoyed this one a lot. Really captured that sense of quiet, cold despair. Especially a certain type of existential despair that's too personal to share with anyone else in a meaningful way. Just a burden for you to carry until you die. Would love similar recommendations if anyone has them.
I watched Shrek the Musical. It does not comparable to the original Shrek movie. The jokes are not good and without confidence. Where there should have been silence are cheap attempts at smaller jokes. It does not work. A lot of the jokes are like that. They've felt half assed and quick. There's no waiting for jokes to be had. It's an attempt at instant gratification.
The musical part had so much potential to exhibit sad emotions. The songs never went into a slower tempo. The lyrics weren't somber enough to exhibit the feeling of alienation and loneliness Shrek felt all his life. The songs were always upbeat.
The princess is less likable in my opinion and seems a lot crazier in this musical than in the real film. I didn't even like her that much.
Donkey I swear to god had a gay voice. I was worried they would disregard the character development he draws from Shrek but they handle that well. There's a song called "Freak Flag" that references or draws inspiration from gay pride. The phrase, "I'm wood and I'm good" is used so there's no denying it. It felt weird and out of place - especially because the song is the last or second last song sung.
I suggest watching the original Shrek because the voice actors do a better part in conveying their emotions (especially Shrek's) and the movie seems to be much more masterfully crafted than the broadway musical.
By the way this is a musical made into a movie that's available on Netflix.
watched Jurassic Park for the first time in about 20 years, holds up pretty good
my parents got a disney plus subscription, I'm gonna binge all of the Marvel flicks and see what the fuss is about (I've never seen any of them)
I've seen it a few times. It's alright. Not like a documentary, but far from something like Rampage. It has some memorable moments and the actors do a good job portraying believable teen angsters who've had enough of life. There's not a lot of memorable dialogue, but mostly because much of it was improvised ad-lib and feels very natural because of the fact. The limousine scene in particular actually made me uncomfortable as I sympathized with Cal. It respects the (real) shooters by making sure you understand that they're humans, and pretty normal ones at that. It reflected well the fact (and even spelt it out with dialogue towards the end) that tagteam shootings like this can only happen when the two right people meet against astronomical odds, and that if they never had, neither would have gone through with any massacres. The direction was pretty ambitious for an independent film, having the whole thing be seen through cameras operated by the actual people involved. It makes for an unpredictable watch because each character has their own approach to videography. The only exception being the second last scene shown through the school CCTV.
The CCTV scene actually gets tossed around on the net on its own quite a bit and it always tricks a few people in to thinking its real. That's what I thought when I first saw it. The dispatcher's desperate but professional communication and broken audio make it a very tense watch. Look up the scene even if the rest of the movie doesn't interest you, it's pure slasher horror but not Hollywoodized, as if that was possible.
legitimately great comedy films if you're a horror movie buff
Only watched the first one.
I think it was supposed to be shocking but it came off more as unintentionally silly then anything else.
Also the pacing hindered my enjoyment.
The beginning drags for too long and the attempts at suspense fall flat more often then not.
Maybe one day will make a day of watching all of them back to back. Seems fitting for the premise, lol.
The entire premise is so silly I can't believe there's anything unintentional about it, but I agree with you about everything. In fact I dropped the first movie because I just couldn't take how over the top Dr. Heiter was. It kinda ruined it for me. I liked the second one a lot better because Martin is a more likeable character.
It's interesting because I remember reading tons of reviews saying the second movie was complete shit because they replaced the main character. To me the decision is what made the second one watchable.
Hollywood still hasn't managed to make a decent female superhero movie, they always make it about some embarrassing feminist power fantasy and forget about the "hero" part
The Powerpuff succubi Movie (2002)
and kinda sorta Tank succubus were both good in my opinion.
I mean Tank succubus isn't "technically" a super hero but it's from a comic book and is close enough. Anti-hero would be most accurate I think.
watching chicom approved fantasy films that are rated 6.0-6.9 on imdb
they aren't even that badhttps://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0566264
thots have always been here, theyre eternal
with sites like tubetv, asiancrush, and popcornflix i don't even have to torrent movies anymore. i just download them from those websites via youtube-dl
I have good enough internet and computer that I can just stream in HD.
Since I only watch things once every hand full of years this works best for me.
I've undertaken the task of entertaining myself by watching Westerns, Samurai, and War films. When I watch a new one I'll see if I can't write something about it.
Yesterday I watched Unforgiven, directed by Clint Eastwood, 1992
Overall it was an enjoyable film. The story and leading characters were firmly outlined within the first 15 minutes with a second wave being introduced later on. I had no trouble following who is who, which is a problem I seem to have with films with a significant supporting cast, especially if it's Japanese. I guess it's autist friendly in this regard. It wasn't drawn out nor did it feel like they tried to cram in more than they wanted to over 2 hours.
The film starts out raunchy and seemingly offensive on purpose, with a proclaimed whore being sliced up for mocking a drunk customer's penis. A cohort joins in the slashing before both are stopped by gunpoint, but neither receive a lashing and instead must pay a small material fee for damages to property of the whoremaster. A bounty is placed by the prostitutes in secret, the conditions of which become distorted and exaggerated as word travels through 1880's midwest America. After swearing he'd never kill again, a retired bounty hunter takes up the offer so he can buy a future for his children. He employs the help of his old partner in crime, now a made man living his own wholesome life, as well as that of a young killer kid. They've got a lot to lose and little to gain, but this is all they know.
The directing and cinematography was good. Nothing spectacular, but as a western there's not a lot of need for artistic scenery and special effects. I really enjoyed the character's writing above all else. The way their true emotions and feelings come to light throughout the film, the value the bounty hunters place on each other. What started out as a disgusting slaughter film quickly turned in to a heartfelt lesson on a man's feelings. I particularly enjoyed the Kid's revelation. Little Bill was an 1800's version of the sheriff from First Blood, so it made me glad to see him at the receiving end of a firearm on multiple occasions.
Good for a watch if you enjoy a slow (but fulfilling) story and old timey gunplay. It's not as offensive as it could have been with such a premise and there is definitely soul behind the writing. Clint Eastwood does a good job of selling the "guy who's been there and done that, and has had enough of it" old man archetype. I look forward to seeing more of his films.
Unforgiven is the only western I can sit down and genuinely enjoy
>>57733>i don't care what some normalfag critics think of films
Obviously you do if you take the time to screenshot and write about their opinions on films.. LMAO
After a streak of bad movies finally hit a good one.
The Wolf of Snow Hollow.
Wasn't mindblowing or anything but was just slightly above average thriller with a ending that didn't suck and not too much progressive bullshit other then some rando getting triggered by the word faggot in the beginning (can't say more without giving away plot points).
It is more about the stress of everything on the lead cop then anything else. Still was surprised that it didn't suck.
Yeah, not a high bar to go over but still, 2020 has been a pretty bad year for direct to video movies.
I watched Pulp Fiction. It was a weird movie with three memorable moments that are referenced a lot. That is quite the achievement. Not gonna lie. I decided to watch it because of the dead nigger storage. Was not disappointed.