Father Stu, Mark Wahlberg. It was an okay film with a pretty decent premise. Not the best thing in the world but it was somewhat enjoyable throughout.
Season 6 episode 7 of Better Call Saul was absolutely incredible.
I've watched it multiple times already it's that good.
tv shows having 2 simultaneous plots or interconnected stories. now it's like you have 2 main characters taking turns sharing screentime. has it always been like this?
i dont think movies suffer from it as much as tv shows
TV shows include A and B stories on purpose. Movies tend to have a central story and so things are more focused, but tv shows can have long run times and so sometimes need filler or just want to expand the story.
It was a movie was highs and lows. It started off high, peaked, then fell until coming back again. I kind of feel like they had a check list of things to do. That, or this movie inspired a bunch of movie tropes.
For an example of the checklist: Maverick does something amazing/beats a more experienced pilot, Viper, rides the high, loses the next training session, and then ends off with his co-pilot dying. From the beginning of his training, it started high, peaked, then went into a tailspin. Then it's down in the abyss for a while, he gets a little better, attends graduation, and finally achieves another high to end off the movie.
Pretty good movie too. The training scenes and final scene really got my heart pumping. I also loved the interactions between Goose and Maverick. They seemed to have a great bond. I think the romance took a backseat in the end, and I think that was great anyways.
I do wonder what Maverick's age is though. It showed a photo of him in his dad four years prior when he looked young, so I guess he's about 18. The love interest has a PhD, so I would guess she's at least mid 20s.
Top Gun did indeed inspire a bunch of movie tropes. However, I was never able to get into the movie because the back of my head was screaming, "You're spending your time watching an airforce recruitment ad!"
watched the last duel. not a fan of watching the same thing 3 different times. would prefer a supercut where jean's part is the truth, and you add in bits of the others to fluff it up. ie scenes from le gris' degnerate sex parties with their count, tax collecting, his confession to the church, etc. and for jean's wife… really who cares leave that part out. and then just add the duel to the end. that would be awesome.
TOP GUN MAVERICK
Top Gun Maverick starts with Maverick at the very bottom. He's traded his best friend and his family for a regular at work friend, his romance of the previous movie is nowhere to be found, and Rooster, Goose's son, hates him. His career is looking really bad too. The admirals don't like him and have wanted to get rid of him, but couldn't because Iceman believed he was needed. He was unwanted in his career despite being highly decorated. Probably for good reason though. He does amazing things I'm sure, but pisses off his commanding officers, disobeys orders, etc. After Iceman dies, he actually does get grounded. He also loses his only ally in the military. He's been stagnating. He's a lone officer who no longer has anyone from the first movie to cling onto. He's alone. He may not be completely alone, but he's alone. All the people from the previous movie are gone or have moved on. Penny has a kid and a bar, Rooster (had) been trying to live his own life if not for Maverick keeping him in place for FOUR YEARS. That's like, college. Wow. All of his previous commanding officers, including the one who helped him in the last movie, are gone.
From the middle of the movie, it's intense aerial fight scenes. I love the fight scenes personally. I miss Maverick's enthusiasm for flying though, but I think that's just called character development. In the middle of the movie, Iceman dies and the tensions with his commanding officers intensifies. It results in him being grounded, the admiral who was in charge of the operation taking over and adjusting the mission, and Maverick doing something stupid that he should have done on the first day of training for the mission. That is, actually show that it's possible. He was training and I think he was doing a good enough job, but according to the admirals, he's shown it was an impossible mission instead of a possible mission. Ergo, he had to show everyone it WAS possible. Honestly, I think maybe it was because of the tension with his commanding officers that they wanted to get rid of him, but they didn't show that too much. The time crunch was real, but maybe not the tension felt with his commanding officers. Although it was still there, obviously.
I found the ending conclusion with his relationship with Rooster to be cliched. Maverick OBVIOUSLY chooses Rooster as his wingman, they struggle together and bond. Now I guess all the tension from their relationship is solved! Rooster doesn't think Maverick killed his father any more. Yay! Also anything PAST the actual mission was too unbelievable. I'm sure the actual mission seems really specialized, but it still seems doable by the best of the best in the military. After that, Rooster going into enemy territory, finding Maverick (who lives), saving him, crashing himself (and lives), then stealing an F14 to end up destroying two modern fighters and avoiding a third for so long does not seem believable. I even think the end is a cop out just so that they could live just in case another movie gets made.
Overall, very good action packed movie, but the romance didn't add much except for lore. It's probably not a detriment actually. I think it adds to the lore of what happens to Maverick in the end. I think he ends up at a better place at the end of the movie than the beginning. It's just that his career situation is FUBAR. He's made too many enemies in the military. He's pissed too many people off. Hopefully he just takes what he has now and retires with dignity before he screws up his life more. He's been in the military for 30 years. He can retire with 80% of his salary and fuck off. Maybe actually strengthen your relationship with Rooster more and settle down with Penny. Then he has people who care about him. He really is all alone out there now.
it's like if heironymous bosch made a stop motion film
the scenes are jaw dropping and everything was interesting. don't watch it for a plot or anything, it's more like a work of horror art
Huh, I just downloaded Yojimbo, I'm planning to watch it soon.
I just saw it. I basically like the half of the movie inside the video game but hated all the stuff IRL. Also the pop culture references were awful and should have been cut out.
I watched Donnie Darko. It was kinda dull and corny but watchable. 6/10
i didnt like it, it wasnt bad but it definitely wont surprise you and its not as good as other clint eastwood movies like the outlaw josey wales and the good the bad and the ugly. i try not to watch movies that arent the best of the best because i dont like wasting my time on shit movies and i only have so much space for torrents to seed, so if youre like me, dont waste your time with this movie.
Not poster above but found a magnet link since >>61067
couldn't find one
I watched three movies in the span of four days.
1. Watership Down.
Very good movie with good orchestral music, great scenery, animation, and backgrounds, and a happy ending with a lot of good stakes. I expected more on screen deaths, but with the stakes of which rabbits could have died or gotten hurt, I think it was a good movie. I remember seeing the end of the movie where Hazel dies from old age and wondering why it happened, but now I know that with everything that's happened, what happened in the end was a good ending after all. A chapter has been closed.
2. Nightmare on Elm Street (1987)
Good movie that kept me watching without any breaks. The main character, Nancy, was a badass, while her friends, mostly Glen, were lame. I had hopes with Rod, but he got killed like a punk. Glen was a loser who kept falling asleep and almost letting his girlfriend die. Nancy's father was incompetent and lies to his daughter about Coming to check on her in 20 minutes when she was trying to bring Freddy in the real world. Also, Nancy's mother got absolutely DEMOTED to alcoholic after her one scene in the police station. I thought she worked there. What a failure of a character. I didn't like her much at all. They probably could have done better with her character and motivations, knowing she helped kill Fred Kreuger with the rest of the parents. Overall, a great movie that's not too scary, more funny. Nancy's a complete badass and freaking owned Freddy in the end. LOL
3. The Exorcist (1973)
Another great movie that I watched all the way through. I found the music used was only used in the beginning and the end of the film. Not much music was in it other than that. I like how they established the characters throughout the film. Still, when people started dying, I didn't really know who they were. I didn't really know Burke before he died. Also, there were a lot of things I apparently missed that I'm now seeing. This might be something to re-watch a few times to see everything. Finally, for this post at least, I liked a lot of the shots. A really good shot was when Father Karras goes into the room and there's a white faced succubus on the bed. The shot was from something like a 45 degree angle or something, and it was really brief.
The entire movie seems carefully crafted and worth a re-watch and more investigation. Hard recommend for this classic. I'll probably see the sequel to this one.
Just watched "The Fly" (1958)
Was absolutely calm until the last 12 minutes where Andre, as the fly, was caught in a web by a spider and his brother didn't hear him. It could have just ended the movie there, and it would have been one of the most gruesome endings for a movie. It didn't. He ends up almost getting saved until he gets squished by a rock by the inspector. It wasn't as brutal as the first possible ending, but it was a sigh of relief, and then a kick in the nuts.
There are two sequels to the film and a 1980s remake by Cronenburg. I might watch all of those films since I liked this one.
The cronenburg one is, as you might expect, quite nasty visually. Though I think it has happy ending IIRC.
Watched Hellraiser for the first time, keeping in theme with October being a spooky month.
I have known about Hellraiser as a cultural property for a long time now, but I never actually watched any of the films, except maybe for the one time I caught a couple of minutes on the TV 15 years ago. I thought the Cenobites would be the main focus of the film, but they barely make an appearance. I'd wager they have less than 10 minutes of screen time, and they're quite peripheral to the whole movie.
Overall I found the movie pretty so-so. The pacing is weird (you can tell it's based on a book and they badly condensed it), the cinematography is bland, the acting is nothing remarkable, etc. but what really makes this movie stand out is the visual effects. The way 'Frank' resurrects from nothing into a brain and body at the beginning is fantastic. His character transforming throughout the movie and going from skeletal ghoul to man without skin was really great. The way the cenobites are designed is very original and evocative as well. They appear for a short time, but in that short time they have a very intense presence and make an impression. Shout out to whoever was head of special effects because it really carries the film.
I'll probably watch the second movie as well, but I heard that after that it goes to shit. Might read the original book as well.
I heard some things about it from my father. I'm probably gonna watch it.
Just finished Eraserhead. I wish I never watched it personally. Very slow and boring, but a great atmosphere from the beginning. The song sequence that's about 2/3rds the way in the film was pretty good, but overall, really boring and cryptic. I also felt really bad for the baby and his constant crying. It was so sad seeing his mother yell at him. Honestly, the movie made me more sad than anything else.
The Fly (1986) is one of my favorite movies. It was definitely my favorite right after watching it. I'll watch the original.>>62891
It's not a happy ending, I was rooting for the fly the whole time :(
so, a lot of good horror is contextualized with some hint of sexuality. personally, i consider sexuality an aspect of violence. how much consent is really given in the multitude of nonverbal animals? how much obvious rejections among them are then forced, like after a new alpha has murdered the previous offspring?
so, personally, i hate the sexual aspects of the first couple hellraiser movies, but i love the gore and psychological torture so much.
i dont know what a perfect horror movie looks like. it's a hard thing to contextualize once you have other people who have experienced it, or reviewers or "buffs."
i dont know, i personally really liked the ridiculous gore of hellraiser when i first watched it.
I love this movie. Al Pacino is great.
you know these are mine because i watch all my films with subtitles.
i can't watch a film without subtitles.i blame anime for this
i don't think they have any good japanese movies on netflix. i just wanna watch some ninja/samurai shit, but it's all ching chang chong kung fu/faux historical crap and it doesn't look like they have the classics of that. watched some indonesian movie called headshot and boy was that generic as hell.
I don't particularly watch a lot of movies but I get fed up with them fairly quickly. I found over the years this ends up being a positive thing because I've watched movies from pretty much every country with a movie industry going and from several different periods. Because I can't stomach the same shit over and over again I ended up watching a lot of gems of the movie industry without even knowing they were considered that. I don't keep track of movie directors, actors and whatnot. If a movie catches my attention I'll watch it, usually the title does it for me.
Going by title and feeling alone I ended up watching 6 or 7 Abbas Kiarostami's movies, the last one being The Wind Will Carry Us, which I'll talk about it here. I think I'm not a complete idiot since usually when I think a movie is really good and look for info online often happens they're indeed very praised by movie directors and critics alike. Kiarostami is one such example, I didn't even know who he was until 5 min ago while I was reading a review of The Wind Will Carry Us.
If you're a person fed up with all that Hollywood type stuff, like every person on screen being a cosmetic surgery zombie with fake hair, plastic tits, fake smile and imbecile smug and heroic pose, if you're tired of the whole over the top plots "earth at stake" or ridiculous overdone dramas and pop culture nonsense, and everything feels like one big pile of steaming, cheap and dumb, dumb fucking shit, then yeah, I think you'll like this for a change. If nothing else, it will be different.
No underwear model actors, no overdone twisting plot trash, The Wind Will Carry Us feels like a back to basics on life in general. You'll be spending a couple of hours in a small village in the mountains, following people around. That's about it really. There's a plot going but nobody will handhold and lead you by the nose, you'll have to figure it out yourself. Meanwhile you'll relearn to appreciate things like the sound of the wind or the birds, or watching an apple rolling down the street. It's poetic, not in a pretentious way, I mean it's literally poetic, the people in town know some poetry lines by heart and it's always fitting when and where they say it. It's not there to engrandize a character or something like that, many times you won't even be able to see the face of the person saying the lines. It's also the very old tale of the differences between the man of the city and the man of the fields. All in all it's really nice but it's not for everyone. I think people who are particularly exhausted of the big budget movies and their excesses will feel like this is a breath of fresh air. It wasn't for me because I watched many of this guy's movies before, but still very nice.
I just went to the wiki page for the movie and to my surprise the plot section is completely empty, so you weren't downplaying that. My interest is piqued, I assume the movie is in arabic with subtitles?
It's Persian and I watched with English subs. You can find a copy in pretty much any torrent site. I had to go to opensubtitles to get a working sub though, the one that came with the film was completely out of sync.
Let me know what you think of it btw. I don't mind if you think it's complete shit, I'm just curious to know your impressions.
I watched it. I feel like I would've like it a lot more if I "got" more of the movie. You were right in that it doesn't hold your hand in the way of plot but I also feel like I'm just an outsider looking in. A lot of the cultural references like the mourning succubi took me a long time to understand. A lot of stuff I didn't though, like the leg bone and its little journey or why his buddies came with him or who he was reporting this death to back in tehran and why. Even just the subtitles and the way they talked to each other had a lot of subtleties I could feel were there but didn't know what they meant. I could see metaphors in the plot as well like how he continually returns to the mountaintop cemetery to use his phone, or his strange quest for a bucket of milk, but again I don't really know what the significance of it was if at all. I didn't dislike what I did get, his little relationship with the kid and the poetry recitations were nice. The doctor was a cool character and I liked his dialogue. I liked the cinematography like the deliberate occlusion of character's faces, the way the basement cow milking poetry recital looks, the fields the doctor and him drive through. I just had trouble reading into anything.
Not at all, I think you got pretty much everything, I don't think everything has a specific meaning, he's showing those people to the audience. I'm happy you seem to have enjoyed it somewhat, or at least it didn't feel like a waste of time to you. His movies are like that, the plot is there but it almost feels like an accident, it's just an excuse to show the daily life of a certain place. I'm not 100% sure myself about the plot, here's what I think it's happening. The main character is a journalist and he's waiting for that lady to die so he can film a very rare funeral rite that happens in that town, that's why he keeps asking about her health. The guy he's talking to on the phone is his boss and those two buddies of his are people there to help him write and shoot the article. The reason things start to fall apart and his boss keeps calling is because the succubus just won't die and so the funeral can't happen. They get marooned there for two weeks because of it. I don't know about the bone but this director loves to show stuff rolling down, tumbling or drifting away. You have that apple scene and the bone on this movie, and a quick scene of a ball rolling on the background and a kid comes to pick it up. It's a thing for him. In his other movies there are cans rolling down the street and stuff like that. I'm not sure about the meaning of those scenes but I like the simplicity of the imagery in itself.
He has other movies like that if you liked it this one.
I'm willing to see if I some of his other stuff speaks to me more directly. Any of his that stand out directly to you?
If you want that blend of nature and social situations like The Wind Will Carry us then Through the Olive Trees might be a good one to watch next, I quite like that one. Taste of Cherry is also close in that regard.
If you want to try something that follows people more closely, then Close-up and Dah are pretty good, I like those a lot.