Define recently. I really liked "everything everywhere all at once", but I'm sure no one here would like it. I heard "Babylon" was good but haven't actually watched it myself.
>>64200>everything everywhere all at once
managed to watch that. i have a browser bookmark called 'watched' and so i can very quickly list what i've seen over the years. looking at the dates, i guess i mean any movies from 2019 onwards
2022 - everything everywhere all at once
2022 - mad god
2021 - the last duel
2020 - tenet
2018 - blood machines
2018 - mortal engines
2018 - the headhunter
2018 - black mirror bandersnatch
2017 - valerian and the city of a thousand planets
2017 - how to talk to succubi at parties
2017 - revenge
2017 - blade runner 2049
2015 - chappie
2015 - mad max fury road
2015 - self/less
2015 - the witch
2013 - 47 ronin
2013 - oblivion
2013 - elysium
2012 - django
2012 - life of pi
2012 - cloud atlas
2012 - prometheus
2012 - john carter
2012 - looper
2011 - drive
2011 - source code
2011 - limitless
2010 - beyond the black rainbow
2010 - inception
2009 - district 9
2009 - enter the void
2009 - avatar
2008 - let the right one in
2008 - wall-e
2008 - wanted
2008 - tropic thunder
I don't know what your taste are so I am just going by what I enjoyed that came out recently.
Last few films I enjoyed in the theater were Me3an (horror/comedy with a intentionally creepy robot doll), Violent Night (just a dumb violent action flick but enjoyable for what it is), and the Northman a few months ago (art film about Vikings and the cycle of revenge).
That new top gun movie was also surprisingly good. And I think Bullet train was from last year too, which was a little silly but a very entertaining action film.
I kinda have a thing for action films if you can't tell.
haha, i posted everything i've seen in the past 1.5 decades just above your post. bullet train looks cool, thanks
I really loved the new Batman film, it really captured the grimdark, brooding, emo Batman I'd been dreaming of. Certainly the loneliest solitary incarnation yet.
And Riddler captured the crab villain much more than The Joker film did.
I think for superhero films, especially a semi-realistic vigilante like Batman, smaller is better. We don't need a Marvel skybeam threatening the world with destruction. Or even a No Man's Land like DKR.
I mean I like how in Dark Knight the biggest stakes was just 2 ships of people.
I felt the film perfectly climaxed 2/3 in, and I was wondering what they were going to do in the last hour. And too bad the last 1/3 did play more like a superhero film, and undid some of the very things I was complimenting it for.
If the movie had just concluded exactly as is, in the climax of the 2nd act, and just dropped the last hour, I think it would have been a perfect masterpiece.
>>64793>emo Batman I'd been dreaming of.
Are you a female or just plain gay?
I just want every character in every story to be a depressed crab
I have read all harry potter books (from 1 to 7)
I didnt read the books that come out later
what bothered me the most were the differences between books and movies that were too big sometimes
if we want to speak specificaly about goblet of fire
-at the beginning of the book, the weasley family arrives to the dursleys using Floo Powder to take harry with them for the quidditch championship but because dursleys used electric fireplace it didnt work well and arthur and his sons fred and george demolished part of dursleys house , also dudley ate a tongue growing candy from fred (or goerge? dont remember) which made his tongue grow and arthur had to magically fix it
- at the quidditch championship there was a muddle family (for some reason) that later deatheaters abused during their "meeting after years?"
- there was a elf called winky , that they accused of drawing The Dark Mark on sky (morsmodre!) accusing "her" (yes, there were also female elfs) not just male like dobby,
- in the movie it was neville that gave Harry gillyweed, in the book it was dobby (serving at hoghwarts with other elves in the kitchen) that helped him
- in the book Harry spend much of a time thinking and planning about how to ask Cho for dance only to find out she already went with cedric, this also happened in the movie but it was not even nearly as detailed as in the book. If you read it, you will have a laugh, probably. He knew Cho from third book playing against her in quidditch
- in the book, before third quest, harry and ron and hermione had a meeting with sirius in the cave in area of hoghwarts, serius arrived to hoghwarts at harrys request
- at the end of the book, Fudge had a argument with Dumbledore, they were yelling, fudge called dumbledore insane and mad
there might be more, I only remember these
The Half Blood prince and Deathly Hallows part 2 essentially improved upon the book.
I remember in an interview with Yates that he essentially removed the battle from Half blood Prince's book because it was too similar to the battle in Order of the Phoenix (plus he also made Dumbledore less impulsive by not having him stupefy Harry before the big death scene).
And when I was still into those things I remember even Hermann Mejia, MAD Magazine artist, flat out read the last book and got an early screening of the movie to nab at how the book goes full anime with exposition in the final battle compared to the film.
It's hard for me to care much for this franchise anymore. To put it bluntly the only memorable thing that struck me was how they got Stephen Fry to get off his depressed ass and appear in a special promoting Fantastic Beasts 2, even if said special would be better than the 2022 reunion or even the same Beasts film it was promoting.
Is it really that big of a shocker?
I liked Hobo with a shotgun, a revisionist exploitation film that stars an 80s megastar like Rutger Hauer, and references the 80s (including The Raccoons at the end, Canada’s own Rescue Rangers).
I liked Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, a smart deconstruction of every movie that Deliverance probably inspired.
I liked Mandy, which was the Once upon a time in the west to Hobo’s Good, the bad and the ugly.
I liked Turbo Kid, a movie that speaks for itself.
I liked Summer of '84, which was just James Foley taking the most generic substance possible and adding a style that hadn’t been used over it since the 80s.
I liked Beyond the Black Rainbow, a film where Mr. Cosmatos bites on more than he can chew yet chewed anyway regardless of the years of recovery he'd go through that would ultimately lead to Mandy anyway.
And even though this one is cheating I still liked Sandman: 24 hour Diner, which despite being hard to follow would’ve been impossible completely had I not been familiar with the age old source material.
As disturbing as that may be I started my life glued to the TV screen in the mid-to-late 90s watching this show, probably even fantasizing of the possibility something as special as this was on its way as I watched them go-carting to diet Beatles music.
It’s as if when one of my uncles died at the start of the 10s for tmi yet unsurprising reasons (given these movies’ common denominators) his spirit migrated north.
When Sin Nombre came out I was actually living in one of the countries of its native language. Of course it didn’t concern me who directed it so much as if it was something I wanted to watch or not. A part of me did, another didn’t, *that* train sailed.
Then he made that period piece which I don’t want to name incorrectly even though I don’t remember what it was called either. Eitherway the director never really caught my fancy that much.
Then he was selected as the first American director to helm a James Bond film. Strangely enough I had finally gone around to seeing Spectre (even though the only Craig bond movie I’ve never seen remains to be Quantum of Solace, not that I think I’m missing out on much) a year prior, so what the hell.
I mean at its core it’s essentially an amateur Bond film made by a professional filmmaker. It’s not exactly subtle with the way Bond says his catchphrases nor does Fukunaga contain his inner fanboy by much when it comes to maturity, especially concerning Bond’s emotional persona compared to his other outings. I guess the film’s saving graces were two:
One is that Fukunaga nevertheless has enough experience to handle stuff like action, visuals (especially in the opening), and a concept like Heracles, along with juggling the drama between character deaths here and continuity links there, enough to keep you invested almost the same way Mendes did in Skyfall. Yeah, that whole thing where Silva was vomited by Blofeld, whom in return was vomited by Safin, gets old but you kind of get accustomed to it once you realize all these villains were played by academy award winners.
Two is that I almost feel as though Fukunaga deliberately dressed up Bond with his heart underneath his gun totting sleeve because he knew this was his Swan song. And to be fair not only was COVID barely comprehensible around this time but even Craig wanted the series to end already.
I mean it took us yanks 69 years (innuendo intended) but we finally did it.
We finally killed James Bond with one of our movies.
How did you find out about this film? I talked about it here on wizchan years ago and nobody cared. But yeah it's a nice enough movie, worth a watch, specially if you're into roleplaying games.
I just went through Prime and Tubi looking for every comedy about losers.
Bit of a normie question but uhm does anyone here keep a log of their watchlist like on rym or letterboxd?
Care to explain how keeping lists a 'normie' thing? I keep a watched list on IMDB since the days they still had forums. It's about 90% accurate because I tried to log every movie I watched as far back as I can remember and memory is tricky. It contains 2047 movies thus far.
as far as i know quite a lot of people use letterboxd. you could say its a rather popular site hence why some might think its a normie site to use, but i dont really think it is just because its widely used plus you dont have to interact with other people on it if you dont have to, you can just completely ignore the social part
After posting this I went to check my account and here are all the movies I gave it a perfect 10 if anyone is curious. 28 titles out of 2047 so about 1.3% of everything I ever watched.
Shichinin no samurai
Toy Story 3
Det sjunde inseglet
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte
The Remains of the Day
The Princess Bride
Geung see sin sang
Dharmaga tongjoguro kan kkadalgun
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Big Lebowski>>65117
Never heard of letterboxd, I've been using imdb for so long I never looked for any alternatives.
I am curious. Do you have any more movies you like? I'm always looking for things to add to my watchlist, and I'm always interested about what movies other people have liked.
Sure, here's the movies I gave a 9.
Tonari no Totoro
A Man for All Seasons
The Passion of the Christ
The Draughtsman's Contract
The Man Who Would Be King
Die große Stille
Finding Vivian Maier
Exit Through the Gift Shop
The Browning Version
Au revoir les enfants
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Wicker Man
stop samefagging>>65118>Toy Story 3>10/10
wizzie you are delusional
I still don't understand what people liked so much about Akira. Every once and a while after seeing someone rate it highly or rave about it I watch it because I can't really remember it very well and every time I watch it I am bored out of my skull. I assume that's why I can never remember it well.
I was 9 or so when I saw it and it was my very first experience with adult animated films, cyberpunk and dystopian themes. It had a tremendous impact on me. The most adult oriented animated film I watched at that point was Bambi I think. With that in mind, you can imagine how much ground Akira covered for me in terms of fiction. I'm guessing it's the same for a lot of people. Remember, it came out in 1988 and it's a precursor for Japanese cyberpunk in many ways, bringing different aesthetics and sensitivities to the genre.
You being hands-over-head about 1980s Pop Culture references on a website where Soyjak is banned… Coward!
maybe its my autism but the black bars letterboxing just drives me crazy. i dont care about the auteur's vision. i just watch trashy films anyway.
like in every single scene i can see 1/3 on the sides that i could easily remove.
i hate having at least 1/4 of my big screen wasted for no reason.
i mean if some people enjoy it the other way fine. just give us 2 options.
like when the simpsons fans complained they love letterboxing, disney let them have it. so make it both ways.
the dumb thing is that many videos and media are created in a perfectly fine aspect ratio. but they add those black bars because it's 'cinematic'. idk if big filmmakers do that though. personally i just zoom in until the black bars are gone. i would rather cut off the left and right
>>65228>i hate having at least 1/4 of my big screen wasted for no reason.
That's the problem, your "big screen" is actually a small screen. 16:9 was only ever developed as a ratio for easy readability, on webpages and weather stations and such. When these ultrawide films are shown in theatres, it's on a large curved screen. The purpose is to show more and at a closer ratio to what humans see with our 2 eyes. Curved 2560x1080 is a growing standard for desktop screens now.>just give us 2 options.
You do have an option: crop in like >>65230
does. This is how 2.5:1 ratio films got on to 4:3 VHS.
The wide ratio also allows for more frames to stack vertically on a film, which is why anamorphic ratios took off in the first place. The modern analogue to this space saving bonus would be that the addition of black bars (or omission of signal at all) leaves for a smaller filesize.
>warning; massive early 2000's nostalgia ahead!
if you haven't seen "love exposure" go see it right now, don't look it up, just go see it.
it's the craziest thing i've seen in a while.
here's the full movie on the internet archive (w/ eng subs)https://archive.org/details/love-exposure-subs
"suicide club", another movie from the same guy.
not as good as love exposure but the non-CGI old school gore is very charming if you're into that. there's also a manga adaptation with an original story which i think is better, so you can look that up.
link (w/ eng subs)https://archive.org/details/SuicideClub
if you know other movies like these, let me know!
Listening through Bad Motherfucker, book about actor Samual Lawrence Jackson, I heard he'd done and then somehow shoddily released a dub with a few other actors of 2005 movie 'March of the Penguins', graciously provided to the plebians by the Antarctic Digital Heritage here https://youtu.be/thITTcHY01c
It's what I'll be watching right fucking now.f
Take a look at "August in the Water" (1995), you might like it.
I read Suicide Club. Didn't know there was a movie of it.
Men behind the Sun.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDpYTmCoQzY&t=1s
It is a semi-documentary movie depiction about the Japanese Unit 731 during WW2. They experimented on prisoners of war (mostly Chinese soldiers and civilians) in gruesome fashion and all of their documented research was handed over to the U.S.A in exchange for immunity from war crimes trials.
Can only imagine how much is true and how much is blatant propaganda.
The truth lies inbetween the two extremes. As far as I know there are genuine confessions from people that were present at the facility but also there are countless exaggerated stories from Chinese people that want to paint the Japanese as inhuman monsters. There really is nothing beautiful about war and if you look at World War 2 it is nothing compared to warfare that humanity has engaged in for over 4000 years. War was way more brutal during ancient times.
I mostly sage'd because my comment wasn't very constructive. I don't disagree with anything else you've said, but I just immediately have to question validity when it's something called a "semi-doc" and has a Chinese director. I certainly don't believe that Axis powers didn't do anything that would constitute a war crime, but there is certainly an overtly demonizing aspect when losers are regarded. People justify the nuclear bombs all the time, yet American military brass considered them unnecessary.
Obviously, we also know a lot of the holocaust stories are just as ridiculous. It's not to say Germans didn't do anything
wrong at all, but the level of malice was probably overstated, and the amount and severity of torture probably even more so.
Could you give me some more in-depth review of Men Behind the Sun? I'm interested in the subject, but I just don't want to waste time if it's too propagandized.
Also, looks like a new movie thread is needed.
To be as concise as possible: the movie is a portrayal of cold hearted bureaucratic leadership that affects young soldiers at the facility negatively. All sense of humanity is removed and you're left with a gore splattered nightmare that shows the true face of war. That's the movie in itself but you can, of course, question the severity of the content.
I’m not just obsessed I’m subjectively biased (I haven’t even seen Suicide Squad nor Kids vs. Aliens).
But my computer crashed because of this despite sparing it, so why not.
the movie came first.
if you plan on watching it, i advise you to forget about the manga.
the root story is the same but it takes a different turn.
the main one being on the origin of the suicide epidemic.
i love that movie. have seen it at least 5 times. it's so long but it's such a fun crazy ride that it always passes by too quickly. it's been some 2.5 years since i last watched it and i'm planning on waiting at least another year before rewatching it.
didn't like it that much, but it's been awhile and can't remember much from it, so maybe i should give it another try. but i did love "noriko's dinner table" almost as much as love exposure, which is kind of a prequel to suicide club, though still a very different kind of movie and much more similar to love exposure.