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.
(SPOILERS FOR FIGHT-CLUB, DONT READ IF YOU DONT WANT TO GET SPOILED)
I just watched fight club and I have to say it was way different to what I was imagining. I was confused to why people said the movie was the greatest as I thought it was about some office worker joining a secret men's club to relieve stress but I thought that the execution was done right so I'd try and rate the movie myself. After watching I am still confused (although not about the reviews of the movie but the movie itself); why did so many people join Jack's cult and work for him, where they a part of his imagination or not; In the car crash scene was jack driving and also at the passenger seat at the same time? Was Tyler always his imagination or was he just imagining him after his place burned down? Did jack destroy his own place or was it a coincidence and he went insane after that?
All his followers and the events are supposed to be real and happening. Only Tyler is imaginary, and he’s imaginary from the start. (He actually pops up several times in the beginning). Every thing Tyler does is just Jack doing it while he thinks he’s asleep. As for that scene in the car, I don’t know how it works there, that’s just a standing plot hole I think.
I see, but how did he convince so many to follow him (even cops and those that work with rich politicians)? Was this supposed to tie into the "People are mentally suffering and want a release" message that Tyler said at the beginning?
//and did jack burn his own hotel//?
ok ignore the rich politician worker thing, I finally understood what he meant by that (he wasnt talking about his followers but the fact that average normal citizens do the jobs for them)
Learn how to use the spoiler
I highly recommend The Sunset Limited.
Good movie in general and quite melancholic.
Forced into marriage by his uncle, a man decides to fool him by marrying a life-like mechanical doll instead.
I don't often watch silent films but I quite enjoyed this one. Helped by the relatively quick pace and it only being a bit over a hour.
I think you other wizards might get a kick out of it too. It's pretty funny.
Haven't seen that one.
I will be sure to give it a watch.
I finally watched cool world and it just sucked. Someone here said the director wrote it to be a horror film but some higher up changed that and it led to a fist fight. That anecdote alone was honestly more entertaining than this piss poor roger rabbit imitation of a movie.
Completely irrelevant but they’ve both aged pretty well.
I thought it was ok, but not actually good.
Studio interference strikes again, but the writing was really weak in the original script too so they were probably right to worry.
Add to that sub par performances by they live action actors and a second act that lacks focus and you have a very mediocre film.
That said it was pretty risk taking and relatively unique in several ways, which I appreciate. I certainly wasn't bored watching it, so it is at the very least somewhat entertaining.
finally got around to watching the seventh seal
don't figure I can say anything new about it, but I liked it. I've been wanting to watch a movie about someone in space, or someone who has intentionally isolated themselves. was thinking of
watching interstellar but i ended up just reading about it on wikipedia.
Started watching Marvel capeshit because a co-worker is forcing it to me.
They happen to be a fujo, and holy fuck I'm starting to get the hate for them and superhero movies.
they weren't bad movies, I don't understand the snobbery I see everywhere online, is it one of those things again where everyone hates x just because they think it's popular to hate it? reverse virtue signaling, it's so pathetic
>>58645>they weren’t bad movies
All of them are just set up for the next installment. I mean yeah they can be fun but they just spend too much time with the whole universe shit than focus on a contained story.
I hate them because they are blatantly formulaic.
Yeah I don't mind them other than what previous Wizards posted. It's like western shonen and I was never a fan of long series and 'mindless' entertainment.
I was ignoring them for decades, I think most people have a hard time separating fanbase from the movies and that's why they hate them. I mean for all the SJW shit comic industry is known for, I don't get why fujos are "shipping" those character with eachother when there's nothing in the movies indicating that, quite the contrary.
Some people just don't like superheroes or comic book material, it's understandable.
My biggest problem with the MCU is the Whedon quips and the mostly bad casting for female characters.
Most are actually self contained stories with only small hints and references to the other upcoming ones, at least the ones I have seen.
Really not sure how you could watch any of them and honestly come away with that opinion. Not all of them are great movies, but they all tell complete self contained stories of their own. At least of all the ones I have seen. I haven't watched them all and probably never will get around to watching them all (seriously don't even like marvel universe/company that much).
Most of the intro ones are self contained, like black panther or the first ironman and stuff, but beyond that everyone expects you to know all these characters and what they do and who they know and why it matters that they do or do not possess x,y, or z.
I watched winter solder without watching the first Cap. America and it was still probably my favorite out of all the marvel movies.
Do you have a example of a movie in particular where the issue you speak of is the case?
I'm the same, I watched Winter Soldier because I liked the guns they used on the screens from it. You can go ahead and watch Civil War for an example of that. It's suddenly about Avengers.
i want to get a list of movies thatre begin end and end begin
rules of attraction
What a brainfart of a sentence that is.
Edge of Tomorrow
not sure what you mean, can you rephrase it
I think he means movies involving time loops
I think it's just movies that start and end the same way, it doesn't have to be a time loop.
non linear kino, as in memento or even sunset Blvd.
Wouldn't have to guess if dude was able to string a proper sentence together and communicate what the hell he actually meant.
Like was said before, total brain fart. And here we are sniffing it and trying to guess the flavor.
nigger i clarified here >>58682
So another brain fart that it's even a sentence because you are unable to communicate.
Learn how to write sentences if you want to participate.
Otherwise go bark at google if you want list and recommendations.
I'm rewatching the classic Batman movies currently. These were my childhood and honestly, these are much better than anything Nolan managed to make. Batman and superheroes in general are supposed to be treated lightly, funnily or at most absurdly or in a grotesque way. This is a billionaire who goes out every night to fight crime dressed as a freaking bat, come on. It is not supposed to be epic or realistic. Plus I also dislike how Nolan's trilogy tries to be deep or moralizing. I rewatched the first two Burton movies and there is zero moralizing or preaching in them, just pure crazy fun like it should be.
The Batman in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992) is the best Batman I've seen, though I never read the comics, only watched the cartoons. He enjoys what he is doing, he has no second thoughts about killing violent criminals in self-defense, no stupid "no killing" rule. He has a killer sense of humour and he is openly just as crazy as his enemies.
The original Batman movie I liked much better now than as a kid, however in the case of Returns I was slightly disappointed. Returns used to be my favorite Batman movie when I was a child, now I found it good but I appreciated the first movie better. I think it is just that Catwoman, Penguin or the character of Christopher Walken didn't have as much energy or charisma as the Joker of Jack Nicholson. That was one epic performance.
Next one is Batman Forever.
Just to let you know, it goes down hill from here.
Batman Forever is meh, and Batman and Robin is painfully bad. Probably the worst live action batman movie.
I watched them long ago many times, Batman Forever used to be my favorite next to Returns as a kid. We will see how I will like it today.
Batman and Robin, I remember thinking it was the weakest movie when I watched it as a child, now though I prepare for some amusing and hilarious cheesy movie.
Okay, I've watched a bunch of MCU movies and skipping to Avengers and Endgame just to be done with it.
Those movies are like fast-food from the same chain restaurant, with the same sauce in video form.
You're not meant to watch them in quick succession, probably watching one a year was the optimum.
They're just so shallow, you're supposed to turn your brain off but I still feel like it insults my intelligence, like I'm watching a cartoon made for kids.
I liked some bits like Captain America being slightly depressed about state of USA in the 'future', but as>>58656
pointed out - quips and ugly jewesses like Scarlett Johansson really get on my nerves.
Overall I think watching those movies is a waste of time, at least Star Wars movies had memorable music (not talking about new ones, ain't watching that).
Touche, I'm not sure why I wrote that.
After all I've seen what happened with My Little Pony.
thoughts on Adjustment Beurau? A Scanner Darkly?
Or Blade Runner the original or Blade Runner 2049 (which i just got around to watching since >TFW faggots adopted it as a banner to display their lack of creativity.>>57556>have you seen Zero day
If > Elephant > Zero Day>>58094>Fight Club
Id unironically suggest the book its a quick good read. Although i prefer his book Survivor id get the audiobook if you have a shit attention span like me. (also check out the adaptation of his book "choke".>>58095Spoiler Warning>Tyler isnt real
i prefer the hot takr Marla isnt real>>58194
The Deer Hunter
Talented Mr Ripley
Didn't manage to last first 30 minutes of Infinity War so I just watched recaps and deleted every other MCU movie I haven't seen.
I've been talking about these movies on wizchan for over 3 years now. Yesterday I watched Mad Mad Ghost for the first time. I've been ignoring this one for so long despite having uncle Lam in it because of how cheap and boring it looked but I guess I was in the right mood for it.
This time uncle Lam is uncle Ying, a part-time Tao priest, part-time security guard. He has 5 incompetent acolytes to deal with and a rent he can't afford. Fortunately he's offered a very nice house with a suspiciously low rent. Turns out, to the surprise of no one who watch these films, the house is actually haunted by a ghost couple. This is the premise for the whole thing and now I'll talk about many plot points, so if you want to watch this by yourself (I don't know why you would though) you should stop here. Spoilers ahead.
This movie feels like it didn't have a script beyond the pitch "Uncle Ling moves into a haunted house". The first 30 minutes of this movie we have the ghost husband beating the shit out of her ghost wife to the point it gets uncomfortable. It's like the movie had nothing else to do so it just kept the domestic violence on loop for 30 minutes. Uncle Ying shows up and kick the shit out of the male ghost, expelling him from the house. Then he has a hard time convincing the female ghost to have some self-respect and not to take her husband back. While this is going on we have an excessive amount of padding with slapstick humor with the uncle Ying acolytes doing all sorts of silly shit.
The male ghost finally returns and tries to wins his wife back but she kicks the shit out of guy, forces a ghost divorce on him and go out shopping in Hong Kong's shopping district with the 5 acolytes. And that's it. The plot reaches resolution and is over at this point but we're only 45 minutes in. So how do they extend this to movie length? They make a second plot on top of the first of course. The first and second half of this film have barely any connection with each other.
The second plot involves two guys wanting to dig out a treasure buried in the backyard of the house. We're never given any hint there's a treasure anywhere in this house at first. I should point out the entire movie is filmed inside this house so having a treasure buried in there somewhere is just an excuse to not leave the only location they had to make this film. So the villains rent a room there and start digging. Uncle Ying's students find this suspicious and ask the bad guys what they are up to. Instead of playing it cool they just attack the students outright. They get defeated because the female ghost uses her powers to kick the shit out of them. This of course is padded to hell and back with slaptick humor again.
The bad guys hire a monk to nulify the ghost's powers, bla bla bla, they come in again with machine guns but lose anyway. Uncle Ying and the students dig the treasure up, buy the house and now uncle ying is rich and doesn't need to work as security guard anymore. That and his Tao business of reading people's fortunes is now booming, the end.
This was as bad as it looked right from the start. It's funny though, it's the OK type of bad, at least if you're a fan of the originals and just want to see more of uncle Ying and silly Tao magic.
I never watch just one of these. Usually I go for 2 or 3 in one sitting. Next I watched Exorcist Master which I had seen before but I guess it was back when I watched 10 or so of Jiangshi films back to back and they all feel like one big lump now. I didn't remember the ending for some reason but distinctly remember several scenes of it.
This is a 1992 movie where we have uncle Lam as the Tao priest fighting actual vampires again. This time it's a western vampire, just like it was on 1989's Vampire vs Vampire. The plot is pretty much the same, too. You have a catholic priest turned vampire who is sealed inside an abandoned church. A new priest comes in, wants to reopen the church, uncle Lam says no but the priest donates a bunch of shit to the locals and get the church going again regardless of what uncle Lam has to say about it.
This is actually a decent movie with actual effort put into it. The sets are nice and there's a decent story going on. Major spoilers ahead.
The first half of the movie is the setup I mentioned. A Tao priest and a Catholic priest arguing over stuff. Classical cultural clash. It's really weird though because the catholic priest is a Chinese guy who went to study at the Vatican and then returns to China to preach. Yet for some reason he has to be explained to him a bunch of Chinese things, which just felt odd and out of place. He wasn't born abroad or anything like that, this guy speaks the local language fluently. I guess you can't have the cultural clash without it but still felt odd.
The big twist here is that Tao magic doesn't work on Western vampires, so the Tao and the Christian has to unite forces to defeat evil. You see the Christian priest trying out Tao amulets and the Tao priest doing the sign of the cross "just in case". There's also several scenes of uncle Lam's students trying out western clothing donated by the church that they don't know how it works, like a bow tie or bras. I should mention the movie is set in the 1900's probably.
What really surprised me about this film is how bleak it is, specially the ending. Usually you'll have a happy, comedic ending with these but in this film everybody dies! Pretty much the entire village gets infected and once the western vampire dies they just drop dead, and that includes one of uncle Lam's students, the priest, the mayor, his son, uncle Lam's student love interest, the mayor's henchman, the henchman's henchmen, a bunch of locals, pretty much all of the priest's helpers and church goers. By the end of this film this village is pretty much empty. Not the finest hour for the good guys here if you ask me. A Pyrrhic victory this time for the forces of Tao.
Last but not least, I watched Encounter of the Spooky Kind 2. Encounter of the Spooky Kind is actually the movie that originated the whole comedy horror jiangshi movies. The first one is from 1980, so 5 years before the first Mr. Vampire. I feel like both series are set in the same universe but Encounter of the Spooky Kind is focused on Bold Cheung, a poor kung fu student played by Sammo Hung, while Mr. Vampire is focused on uncle Lam. Even if you don't know about this genre it's possible that you've seen Sammo in other movies since he made a bunch of Hollywood stuff as well.
I would actually recommend this film to people even if they don't care about Jiangshi movies. This is a very decent, interesting movie to watch with lots of crazy, nice stuff going on.
The setup here is Bold Cheung being engaged to the daughter of a wealthy restaurant owner but can't get married because he's too poor to afford the asking dowry price (80 pounds of cake, 80 pounds of mushrooms, 80 pounds of seaweed and 600 chickens). Cheung gets help from uncle Lam (Master Gau) and opens a rice porridge stand to try to raise enough money for the dowry. Spoilers ahead.
Business don't go well and his future bride who works at the restaurant keeps getting harassed by Mr. Shi, another guy who wants to marry her. He's a nasty fellow but very rich. He also employs or is a friend of a very powerful sorcerer. Their relationship is never very well established. Anyway, Shi asks the sorcerer to kill Cheung so he can finally marry the succubus. They come up with a plan to transfer Cheung's soul to a pig, do so and that's when the fight is on.
While all this is going on, Cheung helps a female ghost to take care of her blind mother which plays on his favor several times. I wont' go into detail but this is a nice side plot to the whole thing.
Anyway, Master Gau uses all sorts of Tao magic to get Cheung's soul back while on the other side the sorcerer does everything he can to prevent that. It's priest vs sorcerer and it's very entertaining. You have magic mirrors, seals, magic drums, serpent man fighters, mummies (yes mummies)and all the good, crazy stuff that make those movies a joy to watch. This is almost as good as the original Mr. Vampire and one of my favorites.
Have any of you watched 'black mirror'? It is a tv show where each episode is independent and portrays a unique distopia caused by near-future technologies. The actors perform well and the main appeal of the show is projecting onto the main actor (different actor in each episode) and living out the distopia that they experience.
Each episode strikes in a unique psychological direction so you will likely find one which functions as a psychological 'shot in the dark'. This graduates the distopia from purgatory to hell, from Hades to Tartarus. The technologies that usher the world into hell, in these episodes, range from things that have already been developed since the show released in 2019, to technologies that are imaginable in 20-30 years.
One particular psychological shot in the dark hit me, and the episode also hit along what appears to be a philosophical weakness of mine, alternate worlds of the 'mind'. Like 'Dream of a Ridiculous Man' which is embedded (would highly recommend to any thoughtful person), but rather than this world being a philosophical beauty like in 'Dream', the character accidentally created a hell for himself in a brain-computer interface and died. The final shock that killed him was the same thing I am afraid of most, seeing my mom develop a mental illness.
That episode rattled me. Since I was shaken by a TV show episode, then my strength of will and my worldview must not be as strong as I imagine it to be.
I did, it was pretty alright though it had this air of pretentiousness about it in some episodes.
Do you agree that it is a good tv show that explores near-future dystopias?
I watched the first three seasons, I think it is rather hit or miss and I would agree with >>58806
that it is somewhat pretentious. The problem with that kind of defanged fiction is that in a way it serves to get the viewers used to what it appears to be more or less intensely decrying. Sometimes it makes you wonder if it was not what the author had in mind (think of science fiction and dystopia writers, Huxley is the most infamous example…) though I doubt that is the case here, but nevertheless it serves the same purpose. I have heard that they liked the show in China of all places.
just saw ferris bueller's day off, this flick is considered so "iconic" by people it's always being referenced somewhere but I don't see what so special about it, the main character is an obnoxious little bastard who deserved to get busted by the principal
is videodrome worth a wwatch?
My two most recent watches are The Swordsman and Hanabi by Takeshi Kitano. The first was a rather run of the mill kidnapping story but the action scenes were great and the actor who played the protagonist was good too. Hanabi is, quite simply, one of the most beautiful films I've ever watched mainly because of the end.
When were they made?
The Swordsman was made last year and Hanabi in 97
I will check them out.
Just found this. I can't believe how freaking many westerns those italians made. When people said "spaghetti western" I always thought they were just referring to the clint eastwood ones.
The world of Spaghetti Westerns is quite the voyage. If you're interested in some I would recommend Il grande silenzio, Vamos a matar companeros, They Call me Trinity, and The Big Gundown. Italians also made a lot of horror films called giallo and a lot of crime films called poliziotteschi. I don't know how such a small country managed to make all of those.
I'll research those and probably watch them. I loved the eastwood movies, there was a certain feel to them to me that's missing in american made westerns, and I'm curious to see if it's present more or less in the other italian made films.
Not clicking that.
Label your shit or be ignored
its about strong, independent females
saw the bumblebee transformers movie, it is really not as good as everyone says, the 80s nostalgia stuff that was supposed to be this huge selling point was overplayed, drawn from some corporate list of stock 80s references they always use when peddling retro merchandise, and embarrassingly forced at that, I had to start fast forwarding it, and of course they couldn't possibly make this flick without cramming heavy miscegenation propaganda into the fore
the only entertaining part was transformers doing martial arts, yeah, they're kickass martial artists in this flick instead of crude brawlers or using guns for everything, in the end it wasn't worth it though……
How do you find new stuff to watch? I just browsed through latest releases on IMDB and Metacritic and I feel as if ZOG took a shit on my face. Endless jewish trash.
that's the price to pay
You don't. Just watch old stuff only like me
Finding old stuff that you havent watched is a problem in itself
If you are looking for something to watch consider
I rewatched them recently and they are good movies that are depressing
why are film directors always killing steve buscemi
Antichrist (2009) seems like an interesting movie.
I saw it some time ago. There are some good scenes, but it's boring.
Stick to Russia, South Korea, and Japan for contemporary movies
Which genres do you like? There are at least 20 movies in each genre of spaghetti westerns, samurai, giallo, slasher, and poliziottescho that are worth watching for example
You're absolutely spot on. I watched it the day it hit torrent sites before the hype and Oscars happened and even then I thought it was bad
Why do you think it is so popular? [spoiler] it seems most people are quite accepting of any movie with some type of twist and rate it high for exactly that. This movie did not really have a twist so much but the father staying in the basement and the other man prior is a "twist".
The issue may be that it was not realistic at all, at the start the movie was quite realistic with the family moving in and taking various jobs but then it got quite lazy.
I felt this movie really really missed the potential to say something with the moral dilemma that was shown with the family wanting to get ahead but putting other commoners in harms way.
It could have even made a point about ability versus privilege and there were a lot of chances for this to get explored but it never did in any sense.
Why did the father kill the man of the house? I don't understand that at all.
Korean films often do go OVER THE TOP though and become extremely unrealistic but usually it is only with excessive violence.
A character can have a boulder dropped on their head 100 times smashing it and then they get up and fight on for example.
Were people impressed by the movie? how?[/spoiler]
I don’t care for statements. The movie had a decent intrigue showing the family get themselves deeper and deeper into the lie, until it blows up in their faces. It was enjoyable, though the ending was kinda lackluster.
I think part of the reason is cronyism and another reason is how it managed to appeal so much to a wide audience while at the same time feeling artsy and as if it had a real message to convey.
Bong Joon Ho is an incredible suck up to anglosphere filmmakers and is friends with Tarantino. They shill each other's movies in their respective countries. It's quite possible that Tarantino did him a few favors to get him recognition with western audiences. I've also watched Bong Joon Ho's Memories of Murder and even that was just ok - better than Parasite but nothing spectacular. The guy isn't that great of a filmmaker in his own right. On the other hand, he also appeals to all of those "i only watch movies that are deep and have a hidden message" crowd because it's obvious that he's trying to convey something that fits this same crowd's ideals which is leftist thought and rich vs poor.
>>59365>The movie had a decent intrigue showing the family get themselves deeper and deeper into the lie, until it blows up in their faces.
It was quite vapid and lackluster in how this came to be though. It started to fall apart as soon as they got rid of the driver IMO. What a big fuck you the ending was it had forced suspense throughout the second half and that made it a real bore.>>59366
I'm surprised it was the same director as memories of murder as that film was at least cohesive, Parasite came across like reading some airport pulp fiction for all it had going for it.
Part of the reason the film left a bad taste in my mouth was how so many scenes which could have had deeper connections to others were simply a way to join the plot together.
For example the eccentric child's trauma amounting to no significance which is a running theme with a lot of events in the movie.
Am I being overly cynical? a sucker for realism and subtly over larger than life portrayals I may be but it was not enjoyable.
Could you share what your favorite titles are so I can take a peep? Anything very depressing also would be great as a side suggestion.
I do wish I could enjoy movies like others and it leaves me feeling I am too dumb to appreciate media even if I do understand it and this is often the case with books but sometimes a movie/something will grip me and it has to be very good.
It's fair for people to see a movie like Parasite and expect more character development out of it. It's not something like John Wick where you know what you are in for before you go into it and leave feeling content. Like I mentioned before, I'd like to give Bong Joon Ho the benefit of the doubt and think that maybe there was an original script that was better. As someone who is weary of Tarantino I'm just skeptical of anything that comes into contact with him.
Sure. Cold Fish by Sion Sono, Serie noire by Alain Corneau (I'm actually surprised more wizards don't know about this one), Spoorloos by George Sluizer, Das Weisse Band and Funny Games by Michael Haneke, Dogman by Matteo Garone, and Dragged Across Concrete by S. Craig Zahler, Il grande silenzio by Sergio Corbucci, High and Low by Akira Kurosawa. All of these have very depressing and bleak tones.
Just remember that movies are also made by people which means they can be imperfect and highly subjective to the point where not everyone will fully appreciate them. Your best bet may be to just watch casual movies with heavy action and fun for a bit just to try and enjoy something.
thanks for the suggestions I will be sure to watch them! as for casual movies I try watch anything and it is hard to enjoy it. I spent years just binging TV shows and movies but can't sit down and enjoy casual stuff now sadly.
the movies are ugly
the cinematography is completely devoid of any ambition or message and only exists as a medium for storytelling pablum
unironically I think this is the best criticism of them, they all look exactly the same and just visually very ugly and sterile
of course that happens when it's all CGI shit for the ADHD modern audience
Every super hero movie I have seen has been dogshit including the joker.
They lack any redeeming qualities for a discerning viewer unless hero shit is their autist obsession.
They bring nothing to the table they tell no story they are eye candy for man babies who outgrew daddy shaking keys in front of their face.
It is starting to annoy me that you keep saying things that aren't even remotly realistic realistic and displaying reality even though the movies are artsy fartsy heavily stylized and unreal.
The movies don't present reality. They aren't realistic. They don't display life as it really is.
They are artisic depictions that intentionally stray from reality to make a emotional or intellectual point about a aspect of the world that they are highlighting.
I know it's a autistic thing to get annoyed about but still.
If you define realistic as being shot with a go pro strapped to your head and essentially being a documentary sure but these movies are very realistic compared to other films. Nil by mouth is the most realistic depiction of street cretins I have seen.
None of these movies are fartsy artsy at all in the sense of the term I am familiar with except Naked (1993) in some ways. I have not reviewed the movies I have been watching and disliking because they are far fetched in how they present ideas and interactions.
What do you even mean?
>>59423>What do you even mean?
I thing the sentence >They are artisic depictions that intentionally stray from reality to make a emotional or intellectual point about a aspect of the world that they are highlighting
It crystal clear in it's meaning.
If you can't understand that sentence then it's your problem.
more like it is your problem for being so hung on small details like some autist. If you cannot see how some movies are realistic depictions it is your problem.
If you cannot differentiate between some hollywoo shit and kitchen sink type indie film because of semantics you have the problem.
So what you are saying is you understood what the post meant and were just playing dumb because you don't like the opinion.
you are stating that movies are filmed and not real life. are you even old enough to use this website? because you sure sound like you have an under-developed brain
Let me guess, you are the dogfucker at it again.
You have a bad habit of defaulting to unrelated insults when things aren't going your way.
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Watched Malignant last Fri and liked it. Was goofy and not scary at all but still enjoyable. The twist at the end got me a bit.