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What's the last movie you've seen? The last movie thread has reached the bump limit.


last movie i watched was "free guy"

i liked the premise but it was too silly and wacky. the story could be adapted to anime and i would have liked it 100x more

it's about an online game that has really advanced ai for its npcs, and one of them gains sentience and begeins playing the game itself like a player


I saw nightmare alley. I went in expecting a cool gangster movie, holy shit it was everything I didn’t want it to be. Story is about some drifter who kills his dad and runs away. He needs work so he does oddjobs for a circus, and gets wrapped up in doing the fortune telling act. And the whole movie everyone warns him not to fall for his own lies, and the whole movie is him doing just that. And so at the very end he ends up penniless and goes to the same circus to be the geek (basically a meth addict they claim is a feral man from the jungle). The whole movie is just the main character being a huge self absorbed retard with no pay off or insight learned at the end. And pretty much every other character aside from the fortune teller succubus and his wife is also some sick asshole who exists to be some caricature of human depravity. Walked away from the movie feeling unsatisfied and disgusted. Not sure who this movie was made for or what message it was going for if any. Maybe it was just an exercise in torture porn.


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blade runner 2049
The first half was good. mc highly relatable.


woah that guy was in blade runner? i need to rewatch it i suppose, i dont remember him.


sounds like star ocean 3


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I didnt like it.


High Society. 1956 version.
It was alright. I enjoy watching older movies just to see how certain attitudes and norms have changed over time.
For example in this Bing Crosby's interactions with his ex wife's underage sister come off creepily to modern sensibilities.
Find it interesting how a lot of older movies are made about upper middle class Americans too. Seems quite a niche group to make movies about but I suppose they were the ones making the movies.
Musicals are fun and it had Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra in it so it was nice. Grace Kelly is hot too.


The new Scream. Major slap in the face to Wes Craven. It will most certainly appeal more to those who use reddit and many letterboxd users.


I don’t watch any movies anymore they’re all jewish and feminist propaganda


The last movie I’ve watched was “about time”.
Its about a guy who has discovered that he can travel through times in the past and change his life-actions and choices. He uses that to get gf.


That is so undescribably lame.


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I watched the extended cut of Alien3. It's a pretty decent movie, not amazing but better than critical reception suggests. I enjoyed how bleak and miserable it was. I'm guessing it upset people after Aliens which was more of a feminist empowerment narrative.



>implying jewish and feminist propaganda can't be fun


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>kills in self defense the normalfag bullies
>killing them feels like poetry and as a result, he is liberated from their mental opression and his personality changes, he isn't afraid of anything or anyone anymore, he quits his job, he scoffs at normalfags
>he becomes based
This movie is great, and they portray the normalfags and its sick society in a realistic way.


>>he becomes based
are you into crab-core scene by any chance?


>he becomes based
based on what


based and jokerpilled


Yeah was pretty based to see baby shit himself for attention



it is a correct implication


no, that movie taught me something I forgot, that society and culture is in part responsible for mental health problems on people. Some like to blame the individual and forget about society. Phoenix's Joker was created by society and you only have society to blame for it. He wasn't evil, he is a casualty of society. He did nothing wrong and was abused, attacked, bullied, cheated, laughed at, and neglected from a young age and had no one to turn to. It's good for people to understand this.
>You people are losing it
>you people


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It's low quality and adds nothing to the thread.


It's high quality and adds something to the thread.


you will never be funny.


I love movies!


Watched Wolf (2021)
While it had a few ok ideas it was kind of a mudled mess that couldn't really figure out what it wanted to be or do.
The ending was also kind of a let down IMO.
Shame to since the actors really got into it and tried pretty hard, but they just didn't have much to work with.


at least post the names



i'll do that next time

apt pupil and treature island


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watched Burning. Was mainly a slog and I didn't really enjoy it. I'm going to watch Drive My Car next which is also based on a Murakami story and appears to have better reviews.


>Was mainly a slog and I didn't really enjoy it.
Same. The MC was a failed normie, the succubus was totally uninteresting and the way he dealt with her disappearance was very boring and anti-climatic. It could have been a much more interesting movie if it was about the MC bonding with the killer.


The new Matrix. It's pointless and incredibly stupid but somehow it didn't make me feel angry. What it made me feel was surprise and complete disbelief that this was even allowed to be made. From a certain point of view it's impressive.
First half of it is a morbid self aware comedy. It basically openly admits the Matrix reboot is a shameless cash grab and rubs it in your face, making fun of you for being a brainless consumer that keeps falling for this shit. It admits the film and game industries are creatively and morally bankrupt giant bait and switch cons, that at this point exist only to employ the worst people in the world.
After this bizarre unexpected confession of guilt it moves on to ordinary action movie stuff. As admitted in the first half, the absolute bare minimum is done to keep the story coherent. The plot is there only to justify the appearance of all the things a Matix movie is expected to feature: fights, slow motion, agents, robots, recognizable characters, so on. Plot points from previous movies that would be inconvenient in this unnecessary continuation are ruthlessly retconned and lampshaded. Shameless sequel and prequel hooks are included as well as the most blatant identity pandering. All of it is deliberately on the nose.
It feels like this movie is just Larry Wachowski letting everyone know that he hates his job, his creations, his environment and his audience. The Matrix which once massively influenced pop culture and helped to make it what it is today is now about pop culture giving up on itself in disgust but somehow still continuing in fully aware irony and cynicism. I won't be surprised if he kills himself eventually.


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i assume you can tell by the pictures what these are unless you are retarded


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here's some screenshots from film i watched recently


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The Shape of Water

It is a great looking film and for it to be basicly a romance because it was well written and the lead doesn't talk the romance was tolerable.
Overall it was a really well made film. My only complaint is some of the CGI looked bad compared to the stunning practical effects.
Oh, and the version I watched didn't have any subtitles whenever Russian was spoken which was annoying. I mean I guess I got the gist of what was going on in those scenes but it still annoyed me. Not likely the fault of the film and more likely the fault of where I watched it.

Still, I think it's a really good movie.
Anyone else see it, Thoughts?


unsubtle allegory for miscegenation between white succubi and black males, hated it


Maybe you just watched too much BLACKED porn and are projecting your vile fetish onto others.


* The Big Lebowsky
I've never laughed out loud with comedy movies and this wasn't the case either. I watched it because I've seen references to the movie online since I started using the internet.
There's not much to say, I don't think it was worth watching it to understand the references online but it wasn't terrible either.

* The batman trilogy
This is my first experience with batman and superhero movies.
I watched Joker but I think it can be taken as an independent work not related to batman or superheroes.
The three movies have large parts where they show a lot of very short scenes in succesion, jumping all over the place with multitude of characters, and a lot of things happening at once. It gives a feel of things resolving and the movie coming to an end but it's still very far from it.
The three of them could have been a bit shorter.

** Batman Begins (1)
This is the cringiest movie I've ever watched and worst of the trilogy.
As the name implies it shows the origin of batman, the reasons why he becomes a superhero, how he trains and the way he acquires his gadgets.
The worst part are the first 25~ minutes or so. Bruce trains under a secret ninja clan in the mountains of some shithole. It's not as bad after this part but it's not very interesting. It sets the world for the next movies at least.
I don't know how was the reception at the time but I'm impressed it got a sequel greenlighted.

** The Dark Knight (2)
The most entertaining to watch.
The joker is the villain in this one, his sole purpose is to be batmans rival he doesn't care about anything else, no villains with grandiose objectives like the other two movies.

** The Dark knigth Rises (3)
Cringe is back but not as bad as the first movie.
This is the one with Bane, the mask meme guy.
Not as good as the third but not as bad as the first.

* Mad Max: Fury Road
This is apparently a reboot of the franchise, I haven't watched the old ones.
I couldn't get into the movie at any point, it demands to not question anything about the setting.
A post-apocalyptic desertic world ruled by an old man with an army of sick crazy fanatic soldiers with a death wish.
Resources are extremely scarce but they:
1. Have oil wells (and are able to process it)
2. Have weapon factories
3. Serve water to the population by throwing it on the ground from a large pipe on top of a mountain (?)
The movie is about a succubus running away with the old man's harem.
They encounter groups of bikers living in the desert where there's no sources of water or food or gas for the bikes…

* Ferris bueller's day off
I was bored and saw the name online. Watched around the first two thirds or so and kind of skimmed through the ending.
It's about a teenager who feings being sick to his parents to skip school.
Someone at school decides he MUST uncover the kid is skipping school because he made fun of him in a phone call. This is the stupid part of the plot, the rest is the kid going around chicago with a friend and his girlfriend.
I don't know if it was popular when it came out, but it's not worth checking nowadays.


Nope, the director himself admitted it. It's why he set the movie in the 1960s (civil rights era) and made the antagonist a bigoted white cop.

But sure, I'm the one projecting when nobody mentioned interracial porn until you came into the thread.


You simply shouldn't have mentioned miscegenation in the first place, so the onus is on you.


That's what the movie is about, you shouldn't have posted it if it triggers you so much.


It really isn't.
The director said quite often and clearly that the movie was basicly him seeing movies like the creature from the black lagoon and thinking that it would have been better if the monster got the succubus in the end.
So this was his really weird dream project since he was a child.

The monster isn't a stand in for black people. Black represent black people in the movie. The movie has nothing to do with "miscegenation".
Also the antagonist isn't even a cop.

You spent way too long on shitchan's /pol/ and it has destroyed your mind to the point of seeing shit that isn't there.


Your assertion is incorrect and unsupported by the narrative of the film.
You are just stiring up trouble.


You have nothing to support your argument.
The film has nothing to do with race mixing in the sense you are talking about.
I can support my argument.
"The film was directed by Guillermo del Toro from a screenplay he co-wrote with Vanessa Taylor.[1] Del Toro formed the idea for The Shape of Water over breakfast in December 2011 with Daniel Kraus, his future collaborator on the novel Trollhunters.[5] It was primarily inspired by del Toro's childhood memories of seeing Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) and wanting to see the Gill-man and Kay Lawrence (played by Julie Adams) succeed in their romance.[6] When del Toro was in talks with Universal to direct a remake of Creature from the Black Lagoon, he tried pitching a version focused more on the creature's perspective, where the Creature ended up together with the female lead, but the studio executives rejected the concept.[7] Additionally, the film also shows similarities to the 2015 short film The Space Between Us.[8] In placing the film in the 1960s, del Toro said "the movie is a movie about our problems today and about demonizing the other and about fearing or hating the other, and how that is a much more destructive position than learning to love and understand […] if I say once upon a time in 1962, it becomes a fairy tale for troubled times. People can lower their guard a little bit more and listen to the story and listen to the characters and talk about the issues, rather than the circumstances of the issues.""

What a far left publication thinks the meaning of the film is.

You are just pulling the that it's secretly about race mixing out of /pol/s ass.
It is abundantly clear that is not what the film is about.


>In placing the film in the 1960s, del Toro said "the movie is a movie about our problems today and about demonizing the other and about fearing or hating the other, and how that is a much more destructive position than learning to love and understand"
Who is "the other"?


That confirms what was said.
>“Politically, the film is now. It’s identical — the Cold War, the casual racism, the casual sexism, everything is the same,” he comments. “When America dreams of ‘Making America Great Again’, they’re dreaming of 1962, it’s the most magical period in America’s imagination — the space race is on, they have economic superiority, everybody can have a car in a garage and a suburban home with a TV, a wife with petticoats. Everything is golden if you’re a WASP [white Anglo-Saxon protestant], but if you’re a minority you have it very difficult.”
>The Shape Of Water puts the spotlight on marginalised characters, or as del Toro says, “invisible people”

It's about excluded minorities, that's not even a controversial statement, and it's people who support it (the director included) who call it.


Are you going to deny that things were better for WASPs and more-or-less shitty in some way or another for everyone else in 1962?


We are not discussing that, we are talking about the movie's meaning.


"We" ain't talking at all because you are just a troll.


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sounds good, thanks for the plug


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Love & Pop (1998), directed the Hideaki Anno.

Interesting movie, inventive camera work, sometimes annoying but with a purpose. Thing is, at least from what I understood of the movie, the conclusion is the opposite to that of Evangelion.


ANd still not adding anything to the thread but eating up post.


i intentionally gave myself a few days and yet im still waiting for peers on this torrent to download from…


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before i hang
the man they could not hang

all based on this man



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i don't watch movies based on ratings from rotten tomatoes and imdb anymore

>apocalypse now

>seventh seal
>citizen kane
>2001 a space odyssey

all boring garbage


What didn’t you like about apocalypse now?



it's a boring military movie with bad sound. i had to watch it with subtitles
all the characters are boring


Apocalypse Now is the only major Coppola I haven't seen yet and have been putting it off for so long mainly because I knew the ratings were a trap. I have a lot more fun watching generic comedies and action movies than I do watching things like Stalker and The Seventh Seal


It's ok, I think Adam Sandler is still making moves.
Those are more your speed.


you have shit taste.


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>adam sandler
have you watched uncut gems? his role won him the best male lead award


Recently I’ve watched these and enjoyed them:
- Face/Off
- Alien
- Aliens
- First Blood
- Point Break
- The Raid
- The Raid 2
- Dredd
- Nobody
- John Wick trilogy

Anyone got recommendations for easy-watching, badass action films? Sci-fi action is good too.


Given the list if you haven't seen predator then it is something you should watch.

The Protector is a pretty good martial arts film, same with ong bak.

For a wild card of a film that is different yet still action packed and easy to watch I recommend Hobo with a Shotgun and Hardcore Henry.

The Kingsman films also have well done action scenes.
Or if you want something with more gunplay as the focus then hardboiled or shoot'em up are fun watches.


A film that old I wouldn't be surprised if they used real, but dead gators processed for meat and a team of strongmen underneath to drag them about. I recall Wake of The Red Witch had some very good practical effects for giant octopus that John Wayne fought off and there wasn't an air hose or even an open ceiling to breath from.


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It kinda pisses me off that there's people posting caps without referencing the source.
Please, this is safe haven in the cesspool that is the internet, act properly.
The movies in question:


1st from left: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_(1931_film)

2nd from left: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Frankenstein



To the poster: there is a difference between being retarded and being ignorant. People who don't know this movie are ignorant; I'll let you figure out an example for the other condition.


1st from left: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Wax_(1953_film)
2nd from left: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_a_Nation_(2018_film) (The provided subtitles lead to this documentary, don't know if the Nazis are original content for it or taken from somewhere else, sorry)
3rd from left: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Robin_Hood

I didn't specify those that have its source in the attached media title


May I suggest: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commando_(1985_film) ? Pic related


The Night comes for Us. Same two actors from The Raid


Also The Blackout is pretty good scifi action



adam sandler films are 100 times more enjoyable than the films i listed
brainless imdb npc



>young frankenstein

nope they are both from frankentein



if you are not familar with king kong i would say you are more than just ignorant. it's not like king kong is some obscure thing
king kong is a popular iconic film that people who haven't seen it know of it

it's like being an american and not knowing that donald trump was president. if someone doesn't know that donald trump was president he's most likely retarded and not just ignorant


It’s a 90 year old movie that has since had countless more adaptations, remakes, etc. yeah the original is still iconic, but hardly anyone alive today has probably actually sat down and watched it.


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Didn't know that, hehe. Not sure if that makes the Young Frankenstein joke funnier or not.
To be honest I didn't watch that movie, just reverse search the picture and taken for granted the second. This would kinda connect with comment 61146


For the reader's convenience


I like your reasoning, I guess it kinda clashes with a less approximate and more generalistic approach to things of mine. In a nutshell:
- It's clear that there's people who don't know King Kong that are not retarded.
- It's likely that a good portion of people who don't recognize King Kong are retarded.

By saying that people who don't know King Kong are retarded, your statement is probably more efficient and mine, on the contrary, more cautious.

Anyway, since we are debating, I would also like to suggest a movie about different ways to face an issue, the wilderness and retards (pic related)


Also, very few succubi


I can agree on the fact that these are "slow" movies (even though i vey much like them, especially 2001) except for two
Apocalypse Now, which I don't know how you can call boring unles you did know the ending.
Seventh Seal is the human condition condensed in a screening plus lots of unusual and interesting things, even on a gut level, like the flagellants or the witch. If that film didn't leave you thinking, you're either dumb or very wise




it's not that they are slow. it's that they lack anything that i would call interesting. nothing happens in them

i actually forgot what seventh seal was about. i remember hating it though

the problem with apocalypse now is that the characters are only interesting if you are a military fag and you can relate to them. i can't relate to them therefore i thought the movie was boring

i'll tell you why 2001 space odyssey is a boring piece of shit. i don't want to stare at something floating in space for 20 minutes. this whole movie is just things floating in space and nothing happening. you only get to a somewhat interesting scene with hal and even that is kind of boring because it's slow.

stalker is the most boring movie ever made. i don't know how anyone could like that movie. fuck tarkovsky.
i think people pretend to like it because of the cinematography. they forget that there is more to film than cinematography. a film could have good cinematography and still be boring as fuck because the plot is not interesting and the characters are not interesting and the dialogue is not interesting


i could relate to the characters in full metal jacket because all the characters were psychos

in apocalypse now they are all normalfags


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I disagree.


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>hardly anyone alive today has probably actually sat down and watched it.
>the problem with apocalypse now is that the characters are only interesting if you are a military fag and you can relate to them
I disagree wholehartedly


Man it must suck to not be able to enjoy great movies.
I feel sorry for you. You really are missing out.


>Alien, First Blood, The Raid, Dredd
>Face/Off, Aliens, Point Break, The Raid 2, Nobody, John Wick trilogy.

>uncut gems
Hitler was right: the movie.


no one asked you.


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I rewatched Crazy Samurai Musashi this morning after someone posted about it here 2 years back. It was as ridiculous and hardcore as can get. The stamina of them all blows me away. The only cut was due to a technical error but I read that they just kept fighting as intended and the audio is there to back it up. It gives insight to just how fun of a film you can make with a single cinema camera on a consumer gimbal. No lift crews, no lighting, simple VFX, and a few passionate actors is all you need to make 90 minutes of slash thriller. It's a shame they didn't get to make the film they wanted because the few prologue and epilogue scenes are really well shot and choreographed, but what we got instead was something that was never done and probably will never be done again.

Anyone who deliberately enters the Movie Discussion Thread makes themselves open to movie discussion. Nobody needs to ask for an opinion before an opinion can be posted. If you don't like what he posted, grow a pair and just admit that, then actually contribute by telling him why you don't agree. Don't use off-the-cuff normalfag rhetoric and sage unless you want to come off as a brat.


Shallow Hal.


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murders in the zoo was surprisingly good. i thought the special effects would be crap


Huh, I’m the wiz who posted the movie list and asked for recommendations; I didn’t post that sassy response though. I don’t care if someone likes/dislikes the movies I like haha


Stop shitting up the thread with /pol/ tard identity politics where they don't belong.

They aren't even your options, it's dumb shit you are repeating from pol to be edgy and annoying.
Fuck off.


hes right, basically every movie with that jewish sack of shit reminds me of why Hitler did what he did. nothing to do with /pol/


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lost patrol 1934

>sharing dirty pond with horses



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Have you seen Uncut Gems?


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Recently watched this (pic related):
It's both one of the comfiest and uncomfiest movies I've ever seen. Comfy part is the usual: Japan, relaxing atmosphere, that heartwarming je ne sais quoi
Uncomfy part is the usual: young characters, at this point, make me think of how much I fucked up in my wasted life


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Uncut gems is a movie about a nasty jewish jeweler gambling addict degenerate rat. It was directed by two jewish brothers and loosely based on their father's life.
I recommend you watch it, adam sandler does a great job at playing a jewish normaltrash


Isn't sandler jewish himself?


We get it. You are a racist that hates jews.
Oh how edgy and original. Can you fuck off now and stop shitting up the thread with identity politics like you did when someone posted the swamp monster movie.


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that's what made the movie even better.
> You are a racist
we all are to a certain extent and that's a good thing
>that hates jews
I hate greed, and therefore greedy characters like the one Adam Sandler played in the movie
>stop shitting up the thread with identity politics
I don't know about politics. Is saying that a character in a movie is a jewish scum because, in fact, he is and you'd know that yourself if you had watched the movie Uncut Gems, getting into politics? I don't think so.
> like you did when someone posted the swamp monster movie
That wasn't me and I'm not that other poster in the first place.

You should get a life or watch some movies instead of picking up fights in threads and being so spiteful. Try watching Uncute gems, great acting from Sandler, he'll surprise you.


Just watched Bad Times at the El Royale. Thought it was pretty good.


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I watched The Fisher King the other day, and it was pretty good. It shoehorns in some romance stuff that makes no real sense for a schizo homeless guy to be having, but aside from that it’s at least entertaining with enough Terry Gilliam to be “crazy”/“magic” but not so much that it’s incomprehensible.


Thanks, I think I'll watch it now, it's been on my list forever.
Personally, Robin Williams is one of the best actors of all time, very underrated.


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Loving is a 2016 American biographical romantic drama film which tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia

Not normally the kind of film I would watch but it was well done for a bio-pic.
Still pretty boring though.


>all love is created equal
>interracial marriage movie
garbage movie i dont need to watch


Yeah, I was expecting him to be tone deaf in it since I’ve mostly only seen him in comedies, but his range is actually amazing.


You should check out some of his other non-comedies like One Hour Photo, Good Will Hunting, and The Bicentennial Man.
Hell, even in many of his comedies he shows quite the range if you are looking out for it. Like in Mrs. Doubtfire, where once you get past the "lol man in dress acts silly" you see it for the story of a desperate father willing to do anything he can to be in his children lives after the family court and his ex-wife did their usual thing of throwing away the father as nothing more then a money sack with no paternal rights.


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Shin Godzilla. It was an interesting take on bureaucracy, but it'd been done better with Ikiru. I find it strange that it held its punches regarding morality until military expendiency was explored -→ Suzie dropped her wallet… Maybe this is related to backlash for Fukushima I do not know. Very cool scenes embedded otherwise.


dearest wizzie, i like this meow cat eating the spaghetti, regards, secret admirer.


It is indeed very cute. But don't feed spaghetti to your cats, dear wizards, it's not suitable food for them.


Damn, after watching Fisher King, I saw One Hour Photo. Really good. Incredible performance in it. Bonus Evangelion reference too.


I have to eat pasta tomorrow. I love pasta so much. Delicious doughy noodles and zesty tomato sauce. Aromatic parmesean and big meatballs. Sprinkled with hot pepper flakes. Warming digestion and falling asleep with a big stomach. I need it. I need pasta noW!


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Wiz gets bullied at work


I watched The Thing for the first time. I always thought of it as a dumb b tier kind of movie but how wrong I was.


I could forgive you for thinking that, it visually gives that off. And Carpenter’s other works are not as compelling as the thing either.


I made the same mistake. I went in with such low expectations when I finally decided to watch it that it blew me away by the time it ended


So, what did you think of the ending? Who was the Thing?


I feel kinda dumb but I didn't think one was until I read this https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/watts_01_10/


I liked it.Nauls wandering off on his own when MacReady was nearby and he should have known better stunned me, but this is par for the course in this kind of movie, I guess.

I also liked that the few remaining survivors are all willing to sacrifice themselves for the greater good, though it's true they had not many options left at this point

I'm not good at speculating and making up theories, my feeling was the same as >>61251


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Rolled a randomizer of my to watch list and this came up.
Jojo Rabbit

My neck hurts from the hard and constant tonal whiplash. Pretty different from anything I have seen before. Shot well, mostly written well, and the child acting was surprisingly decent.
4 out of 5


So the thing about that movie to understand is that it's a fairytale. All of guremillo del toros shit are fairytales. Second it's a warning against misusing power and also hubris. That movie spoke to me actually. I'm in a position where I could become the geek if I don't wise up and stop fucking around and take responsibility for myself


I fucking loved the new matrix I know I know u will call Reddit but I was too, actually really impressed by the meta narrative it was fucking dope how they did will smith's wife dirty with that disgusting make up, I watched it incredibly high on 100mg edible with a moderate tolerance, I was super high, I enjoyed the silly gunplay the fun of it, all of it. It was surreal as fuck. Really fun movie. I even enjoyed that machine posturing as a human the architect just being retarded and shit. It was surprisingly good to me and it's the best matrix after 1. In my opinion there are two TRUE matrix movies. One, and four.


We get a lot of wizards saying stuff like "hello Reddit" or "how did you find this place?" when posts even slightly like yours come up but this is a case where you seriously do need to go back to wherever it is you came from.


Marvel's Ching Chong and the Legend of Some Gook Shit. These hollyjew cunts can't even make a simple karate movie without fucking it up with embarrassing gook power posturing and anti-white blubbering. Could a modern writer even come up with a plot about two yellows fighting without pausing to choke on POC dick to own the chuds?
And holy shit, the irritating sidekick is the ugliest fucking chink bitch I've ever seen. It's as if the demiurge painted a completely flat mongol face then wrapped it around a bowling ball. It's unbelievable. This tortured creature belongs in a STALKER game.


>. Second it's a warning against misusing power and also hubris
I get that, cause every goddamn character in the movie kept telling the MC to not do exactly what he went and kept doing. It just felt so unsatisfying for everything to happen exactly as you expect it to. They all warn him not to do the "spook show" so he does. The circus owner shows him exactly how he breaks the geeks, and so it's exactly how it happens to him. His wife says he's going to far and she ends up dead. The crazy weirdo is indeed a crazy weirdo. The bitch therapist betrays him because she's a bitch. Everything was just so telegraphed. I would have liked it more if he becomes a geek through some other method and he gets ensnared in a surprising way. Or if his wife just refused to do the final show and he had to face the music all alone.


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watched john 2 for the 2nd time


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Cool film wiz



I didn't watch the last one.
The best john wick for me for now is the first one.


Saw most of The Lion King 2019 tonight. I expected the main lions and hyena to be voiced by negroes. OK, understandable to some extent. It takes place in Africa. However, they really casted a flamboyant homosexual for Timon? They really have to take an innocent friendship from kid's entertainment and implicate butt stuff with it, even when the setting is totally devoid of humans. Half the time Timon opened his mouth I cringed. Really laid that lisp on thick. The bits with the two male hyena I didn't care for, but that humor is probably a hit with the kids.
Political whinging aside, I thought the animation was pretty great. I think a little bit of the charm of the original's visuals was lost (the elephant graveyard looked cooler and the jungle grubs more juicy and vibrant in the drawn version to give a couple concrete examples), but that's bound to happen when going from highly stylized to realistic.


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Guardians of the Night

Was in the mood for urban fantasy and already had it downloaded so gave it a shot.
Would have been a 3 out of 5 if it wasn't for the bad acting and music. The acting really dragged down what would have been a average supernatural action flick.

Now I want to watch the movie Guardians (2017) partly because it is from the same country and is a fx heavy film, and partly because it has a werebear as part of the main team. Maybe that film with be better.

This one though, this one gets a 2 out of 5 due to the bad acting and average level everything else.


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Future Cops/High School Overlord.

I probably had this movie on my HD for 15 years or so. It's hilarious, worth the watch for some low budget unpretentious fun. By the way, the guys on the broom scene are Guile and Vega from Street Fighter.


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Watched They Live tonight and loved it. Don't know how I went so long never seeing it considering they always use that one scene for memes. It's just some good old-fashioned action movie violence. The lead actor was really cool, too. This is a great example of campiness done right.


I thought it was massively overrated, it has that one iconic scene and then the rest of the movie is generic and forgettable and the ending is like a big brain fart that makes you feel bad, really similar to 2001 space odyssey in that regard


I liked plenty of scenes. The grocery store one where he's insulting that lady, the night of the police raid, when he's trying to get the other guy to wear the sunglasses, when he flips off the helicopter and then subsequently you can hear someone tell the news anchors that they look like shit. I think the point of the ending was to leave it open-ended on how all the other humans would ultimately react having been shown the situation they're in, but I think the movie isn't meant to be taken very seriously. It's a very similar tone to Evil Dead 2 for me.



I love that movie and I love John Carpenter in general.

> This is a great example of campiness done right

Check Big Trouble in Little China if you haven't seen it, also from Carpenter.


I second this.
Big trouble is a fantastic campy action film well worth watching if you liked they live.


yeah it was a great 1AM film on AMC watching alone in the basement in high school back in 2005


you can never ever trust highly rated korean or japanese movies
that's because weebs and k-pop fans represent the majority of people that would rate movies on the internet
and they'll like anything that comes from their idolized country


I am overall indifferent to Korean culture but there are quite a few very good movies to come from that country that I would recommend not because they are korean but because they are just good movies.




If you are on imdb remember that you can see the ratings by age and sex, just disregard young succubi, and maybe succubi in general and young in general.


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Not sure what that movie has to do with anything being talked about.
To my recollection it is a American film.
I am confused.


shoot, as in go on


Oh, well now I feel silly.


I used to catalog the movies I watched on letterboxd, but I keep finding some series in there and it's bothering me, I think they should accept either all or none. Probably will move to Trakt, that openly accepts both movies and series. I think I originally left imdb because they have some limit on list making, but I don't really remember. Do you guys use any such tool?


I use Letterboxd, yeah. I’m easily hijacked by tracking systems so I watch way, way more movies now than before using it.


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Different guy but also don't have any bias towards Korea, my favorite Korean movie is A Bittersweet Life, also very good are Cure, I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK, Castaway on the Moon.


Castaway on the Moon is such a good movie


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Anybody else looking forward to Better Call Saul season 6?

It's probably the only thing I've been excited for in a few years.


Is it that great a show? I watched breaking bad years ago and loved it, but only ever saw the first season of better call Saul. Tried watching it a couple times, but it just didn’t hook me for some reason. Perhaps I’ll give it another go.


i will look into them, thanks


yes im very excited. i hope lalo gets lots of screentime, hes the best actor ive seen in a long time. i hope mike gets none at all.


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I found this one in a completely tangential manner. I was thinking about watching LOTR again and out of boredom looked up what other movies the guy that plays Frodo did. Immediately the title for this one draws my attention. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. It's about this succubus tired of life and people's shit pretty much. Then a burglar goes into her house and steals her grandmother's silverware.

It's an ok film, nothing out of ordinary but it has a few interesting scenes in there. Frodo and the succubus who plays the main character are an interesting pair of idiots, so it's fun to watch them running around, pretending to know what they're doing. It's a very small budget film so they had to focus on the actors' performances which is something I really like.


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i am, i absolutely love the show as much as breaking bad, i watched the first 2 episodes as they came out
may i ask why you don't like mike? i also love lalo hes a great character and actor


any cool scifi or fantasy movies within the past 5 years? wiz recommendations is what im looking for. even if you think ive seen it i guarantee you i havent


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Border (Gräns)
Pretty good, it's the kind of shit you think might happen when spacing out during showers, but actually made into a movie



I think its better than Breaking bad. Its a lot more slow. Everything in breaking bad happened just like in movies. Better call Saul is more believable, though Lalo kinda breaks that in the later seasons.


Italian here, if you liked "Investigation…", I can suggest you to delve deeper, either in the "poliziottesco" or the black comedy/neo noir fusion genres.
Check this guy's filmography for the former: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurizio_Merli
and this guy's for the latter:

Bellocchio is one of my favorites, quite abrasive and disillusioned


not him but thanks for dropping a few names. got any to recommend in particular?
speaking of italian movies, i saw dogman on tv last year and it was pretty good.


Castaway is a nice film for NEETs. Cyborg is also sweet but a bit too bizarre for my taste.


Older stuff is good but political, handle with caution
Definitely start with the "Commissario trilogy"

May I also suggest Pupi Avati: quite prolific and underrated in Italy too
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_with_Laughing_Windows - Horror alert
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Present_(film) - Most unwizardish wizard main character


Watch Wilfred if you like Elijah, great show

If you liked Castaway I recommend Swiss Army Man, very similar vibe but more fun and less detached


watched this for about 20 minutes before the generic campy "humor" turned me away.


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.


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Shutter island, it's an incredible thriller, i recomend


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.


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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.



Did you watch it? Is it any good? The teaser does look insane, but in a haphazardly way which is not a good thing.


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


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essential viewing:


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i wonder how many hours that is.


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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



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it's just pictures of dead people with anton lavey explaining how they died



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.


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yeah, that didn't seem so good


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.


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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.

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.


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I love this movie. Al Pacino is great.


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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.


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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.


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Does anyone has a chart of movies about wizards and losers in general?


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I first watched this 20+ years ago, I remember renting when it went to video, I was 13 (yes I'm old). I's a movie that makes me think a lot about the Joker movie and how, if this defines generation x's conflicts and fears and Joker is the same for millenials, then man, we millenials are a lot more pathetic and less grounded. We've gone completely off the walls, if we're to judge the two movies side by side. There are a lot of similarities to both, specially how the the male female relationship is portrayed throughout. The biggest difference is the overall understanding and use of violence, and societal integration and social structures. Both movies approach those things as fairy tales pretty much, but Fight Club has a protagonist who has an understanding of the system he's inserted in and make use of his maladjustment and violence in order to react in a way he sees ethical and up to it, while Joker has a protagonist who is so crushed and naive he's unable to understand the world around him, and his maladjustment culminates in an uncontrolled burst of anger that ends up being sadistic and chaotic.

If we're to judge the male psyche by those two movies alone, I think there has been an enormous deterioration on the last 20 years. The reason I'm thinking about these movies this way is because when each one came out, a lot of people were commenting how they defined the 'male malaise' of a generation, and I can see that in way, and agree with it, at least as far as their fairy tale sort of way to define the angst of men of a particular generation.

I don't know how popular this movie still is so I won't give any spoilers, there might be some or many here who after reading this will be interested in watching for themselves, so I'll stop here. Just want to say it really holds up, the actors are really good in it, the script is great and actually, for once, I think it's better than the novel it's based on, though that is pretty good too.


I don't think fight club is comparable to joker. Admittedly I've never seen joker, but it is bound by comic book story telling. The character is inherently mad and the setting is inherently fantastical. Fight club being an original story (at least for the book) had the opportunity to be wholly committed to any messages it presented, while joker had to run its commentary through a comic book sieve first.


Avatar 2 (in imax)

Story is fine. Mowgli in space was shite, didn't understand his motivations at all. And they shouldn't have brought back, quarrich have some fucking imagination and give us a new protagonist.
Other than that it was fine, simplistic, safe and innofencive…….

Visually amazing though.
The first had a few scenes/parts which looked cheap and unfinished from the start, which was obveous compared to the rest of the film.
This one however I didn't notice a single thing which looked bad or unfinished.
Honestly this one, like the last will be hyped as the best thing ever, and out of all proportion.
The expectation will be huge. And therefore will get lots of hate online from the simpletons.
In reality it's a fine film, and as long as you don't have the attention span of a sparrow, and need an explosion every 10 seconds to keep your attention. The long runtime is not a problem at all.


Interesting posts anon, thank you for sharing.
I see Fight Club as a pure American Gen X movie. Those who were born in 70s, and have not suffered (as movie said) any major depression or crisis. And just moved in life, ever getting richer and more prosperous. Its their woe is me call against modernity. Which, looking from todays perspective is seen as a joke.
But imagine being born in late 60s-70s like palahniuk did. You only saw recession in 70s when you were a kid. 80s and 90s had booming economies with maybe few years of setback in early 90s.
Here we have a character, that has his own condo, a good job, doesn't have a roommate, doesn't struggle to make ends meet but the author/director want us to sympathize with him, how his "ikea" furniture is a torment to him. As if the prosperity he enjoys is something bad "we have to return to our hunter gatherer roots man" what a joke.
Ofc we know this would change in near future first with dotcom then with 08 crash. But the era of Fight Club was the last time period when people thought prosperity would go on forever. We don't have that delusion anymore


> As if the prosperity he enjoys is something bad "we have to return to our hunter gatherer roots man" what a joke.
That wasn’t at all what I took away. His previous life is that of a wage slave. He never spends any time in his ikea apartment because he’s constantly traveling for his insurance job. His job was his life. He had no family or friends, he had no time to himself, he had no time to sleep. And for what? Mass produced furniture he never sat on. his job is what induces the split personality.

I think the “message” stands today, and has been a plague on western society for about a hundred years now. Most people think their job is everything. Their job is more than just how they pay bills, even though it’s something they hate or barely tolerate they have given up all other pursuits in favor of money. And at the end of the day that money never meant anything. It was a farce. It’s a number on an account, an account that is remote and controlled by bankers elsewhere. It’s why he plans on “wiping the slate” by bombing those financial buildings. But his own little revolution loses its identity because all those people he gets to join him may have started in a similar place, but by the end they became mindless workers for him instead of whatever wage slave job they had previously. His revolution failed to change human nature.


I agree on pretty much every point in this post. The story is inoffensive, but very long. However, it kept my attention, so it was fine. Stil, there was cliche after cliche. The story was really predictable, artificially tense for people who couldn't see through it, and kind of forgot the Na'vi kicked the humans' asses last movie. The humans didn't even adapt since last movie either. The helicopter-like vehicles are just as easy to take down as the last film. Also, the movie seriously ended after a single battle.

Everything else about the film has already been said elsewhere. Like how Sully's wife threatens to kill Spider, or how Spider was basically forgotten about, or how the materials like the whale oil or unobtainium are really undervalued, or how Jake changed to a oussy since last film, etc.

Visuals are great, but the story is like, a 5/10 at most. Pretty much everything had me rolling my eyes.


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Watched the whole diary of a wimpy kid cinematic trilogy. shit always will and always has held up. Greg's a narc though.


Had a day out to the cinema and watched two movies.
Watched Me3an or however dumbass way the spelled Megan with a 3 in it.
It was pretty fun and funny. Pg-13 horror can get away with a lot more then it used to.
The subtext isn't even remotely subtle and some parts are a little cliche but overall it was a very entertaining movie. Kinda has a less edgy Chucky vibe from the practical effects, had some parts that were delightfully creepy. Like the lead up to the final "domestic disturbance" was icky in all the right ways for this kind of horror.

Overall I liked it a lot. Not perfect but better than average.
4 out 5.

Also watched Avatar 2.
Shit was too fucking long and the dialogue literally made me roll my eyes and wish most characters stopped talking. But it's a visual feast.
It's kinda like interacting with a model.
Really pretty but also very stupid and most of what they say when trying to be deep is painfully cringe.
If it wasn't so long I would watch it again in 3d, but fuck that shit. It's nearly 3 and a half hours.
3 out of 5 just because it was a cool spectacle.


not really a movie but a short film, i thought it was cool


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I have just finished watching Harry Potter And The Goblet OF Fire. I have never read the books and this is my first time seeing this film despite seeing the prior films several times over.

This film gives me secondhand embarrassment. I'd rather be caught watching Family Guy than this. All the whimsy and fun and mystery-solving from before is gone and it's quite literally just a film about highschool no-mance and petty arguments. We don't see inside the classrooms, nobody is worried about grades or house points, there's no changing of seasons and rolling festivities, And then the troglodyte heartthrob that appeared out of nowhere gets killed. Malfoy has no foot in this film despite his father being caught as a Voldemorter (Which Harry doesn't seem to bother telling anyone about). What we are led on to believe for the most part is a good turn of events brought about by the collective knowledge and unique interests of several students, turned out to be one guy just telling Harry everything through other people. I feel the characters spent more time in their casual sweaters and trousers with the only scene of robes being there to mock the concept of formal dress.

The direction was bad too. The film has this very zoomed-in "new cinematic" feel so what few new environments there are, we don't see. Take the short shots of the Wheeping Willow tree shaking the dead leaves and then the snow off of itself from the previous movies, or the sweeping views of how the commons differ this year, or a showcase of the moving stairs to the dorm room… There's nothing like that. It's just "Here's Harry's bloodied face and here's Ronnie's angry face (Ronnie is upset because he does not have a GF)". The colour grading is disposed to be dark and contrasty, as if the art direction is doing the lazy trick of instilling mood through overlays instead of through character behaviour. I don't remember a single second of music from this film. John William's arrangements just melt together in to a bland grey that doesn't allow for any one section to stand out and carry a memorable melody. It's just orchestral static.

And that brings me to the next big glaring issue: The Non-Whites. Suddenly, Hogwarts is 50% Asians, Blacks, Browns, and Jewish. This is an objective problem for two reasons: Firstly, these "diverse" characters came out of nowhere. They're not previous extras or secondary cast members grown up; they were brought in new for this film fresh off the boat. It's glaring because throughout the previous sequels, side-characters could be traced back to who they were in the earlier films. We were seeing normal witches and wizards grow up. The school felt more personal and the repeating characters in their house colours brought attention to the importance of different houses. That whole concept of different personalities being sorted and competing was just tossed out.. Now there are no bullies, no nerds, no sports-types, no troublemakers.. Just a tasteless hodgepodge of dark skin and giddy smiles.

Second reason why there are too many Negroes in this movie: It doesn't make sense demographically. Asia has its own large schools of magic, and so does Africa and the Middle East. The film establishes right from scene 3 that different countries have their own schools with different standards and approches to teaching, so there would be an oppourtunity to show how the British branch of magic differed from the rest of the world's, but no. The Slavic school is all Slavs. The French school is all French. The Bulgarian team is all Bulgaria. But the British team, oh no, that has to be 50% visible minority immigrants, because of equity or some shit.

I give it a 3/10. 1 point is there because Harry throughout the whole film gives off this impression of ultimate defeat. It's like he was directed to just be so sick of all this drama and "chosen one" nonsense and he really just wants to fly brooms and grow shrooms, but he's once again caught up in some live-or-die story that elevates him on to the pedestal, and the other students are beginning to resent him for it. He doesn't spare a breath to even try to defend himself until he's absolutely cornered because he knows what he says will fall on deaf ears. We're witnessing his downfall.

2 Points are there because Moaning Myrtle gets frisky and naked with Harry in the bath and makes a bunch of weird witch-noises that gave me wizard-feelings. 7 points are withheld indefinately for the movie being Twilight for black people.

I will not be watching further. I have respect and earnest appreciation for the earlier films because they were fun, scary, cute, exciting, and sad. This one is none so I assume the later installments will not be as well. If I read the books beyond this point, I will imagine a net 0 none-European studentbase.


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Would you look at that. It's been about 5 years I've been talking about these movies here on wizchan. In all this time, despite all the reviews I did, I had one response and I don't think the guy who showed interest ended up watching it at all, at least he never came back to post what he thought of it. It's OK. This didn't happen only here on wizchan. I talked about these movies to my siblings, chilled them pretty hard and still they really didn't gave a shit either. My brother said it was 'ok ish' and it took him two sittings to go through Mr. Vampire. Of course he didn't watch any of the other ones. My sister watched and liked 7/10 but nothing special. I guess myself and Asia are the only entities who really appreciate it. These movies were huge specially in Japan.

My mom got a tablet as a birthday present so of course I told her about this nice movie she could watch called Mr. Vampire, the original in all its glory. She tried to watch it last night. Gave up at 30 minutes mark, thought it was silly. Then I told her about the jiangshi, how huge these movies were, the golden age of Hong Kong cinema and she decided to give it another go. We'll see. As for myself, yeah, I'm watching the first one again.

I don't know why I like this crap so much. It has the right amount of everything and the silly fantasy of it all really makes it the perfect goofy film, it's lighthearted enough you can watch in any mood and there will be something in there to enjoy. Anyway, there are still several Mr. Vampire "clones" I haven't reviews, I'm watching a few right now and will come back here to talk a little about them. Boy they're bad lol.


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So let’s start with a good one first. The Ultimate Vampire, released in 1991. I really like this one, even though it’s clear by this point in the Jiangshi/Vampire HK craze things got fairly formulaic. As expected you have Ching-Ying Lam in the main role as a Tao priest, in this one he’s called Master Lin. His two inept students are Wanchi and Charleson. Charleson is played by Siu-Ho Chin, the same actor who also performed in a lot of vampire movies, including Mr. Vampire, doing pretty much the same character, the good looking guy who can fight. The story begins when Wanchi goes to watch a play during Ghost Day and ends up attracting the attention of a female ghost, Li. Master Lin sends Charleson to help but instead they end up letting all the ghosts loose.

That’s when they have to ask the help of Feng Ku, the master of the Tao order. This guy is pretty evil and things quickly go awry . From then on they get into all sorts of trouble: Fighting Jiangshi, offering pungent tofu to ghosts, using a bunch of Tao tricks, eating mud so they can talk to Hell guardians, preparing nasty dog shit soup, dealing with Ku’s evil apprentice among other fun and entertaining things. The movie is filled with fun fantasy Tao stuff and it’s really nice to see what they’ll come up with next. There’s pretty much everything in there, from writing on eggs to trap souls to burning extra ghost money because of inflation.

One of the nice things about this movie is how there was an actual budget for it. Nice sets, special effects and so on. Very different from something like Mad Mad Ghost where the entire thing was filmed inside the house of one of the producers with pretty much no script at all. Here you get a story and the right atmosphere. I would say this is one of the better ones and quite worth a watch. One interesting thing I noticed on subsequent viewings of this was how Master Lin is always with a sad face on this, like he’s really depressed or always waiting for some impending doom. I’m not sure why the character is like that, it makes for an odd tone in some scenes.

Only problem is actually finding a good copy of it. You can easily watch it on Youtube but the quality is shit, it’s a vhs rip I think, but if you’re like me and you really like these movies you’ll watch it anyway. Even on private trackers the copy available is the exact same you’ll find on Youtube, so unless you’re willing to get a DVD or something that’s the best you’ll get. Also the subs get confusing at times with awkward translations but nothing that stops you from enjoying this nice piece of horror comedy fantasy.

It’s a real pity this Jiangshi era of cinema has ended. Sure they’re still making some of these, but the enthusiasm and brilliant silliness of it all is over. Also Ching-Ying Lam, the heart and soul of this genre passed away in 1997.


why does it have chinese subs? cantonese speech?


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Vampire VS Vampire came out in 1989. This one is directed by and stars Ching-Ying Lam playing once again a Tao priest, this time he doesn’t even have a name, they just call him One-Eyebrow Priest. It works. This is also one of the good ones from the Jiangshi films. I had watched it a couple of times before and just watched it again to write this review.This film is in an odd place, I don’t think I’ve seen many of these, it both benefits and suffers from too many ideas. It felt like they could not settle on one thing, having liked all the pitches the writers did, so they kinda went with all of it. It’s entertaining to watch but since there’s so much going on the movie suffers in its pacing and plot resolutions. From here on I’ll be talking about plot points, so spoilers ahead.

So the whole thing starts out as evil spirits oozing from pottery jars. It looks cool but it kinda doesn’t go anywhere. Then you have a comedy segment involving a child jiangshi. I bet they included this because of how huge the child jiangshi was with the public in Mr. Vampire II, especially in Japan where that character alone led to a bunch of board games, toy lines, etc. This movie shows the producers knew what the public liked in the previous movies: lots of Tao magic and Tao gadgets, some physical comedy and fights, incompetent apprentices, female ghosts and Ching-Ying Lam dressed as a Tao priest running around solving problems. They made sure to include all of that here and a lot more stuff to go along with it. The result is fun but really chaotic.

After the segment with the child jiangshi you have a villager coming up to ask for their help. Apparently there’s a female ghost running around. The Tao priest solves that as soon as it comes up because they can’t waste any time. Next day they’re busy trying to solve some water problem the village is having. Apparently there are… evil bats in the river? They decide to dig a well so the people won’t drink from the contaminated river and to establish the exact location they use an excessive and cool amount of weird, fascinating beeping Tao gadgets. They also find a corpse buried down there… As this is going on, a catholic nunnery is being established nearby. This whole nunnery thing is an odd decision and I think it serves as a way to introduce the ‘other’ vampire in this movie. It’s called Vampire VS Vampire because we have the child Jiangshi fighting against a Western vampire. Well, not really a fight one on one, he’s helping the One-Eyebrow priest with dynamite. Yes, you have a child Chinese vampire using dynamite to fight an adult Western vampire. Like I said, too many ideas. This nunnery/church is also where the vampire sleeps and that’s how you have a segment of a bunch of nuns screaming and running around from bloodthirsty bats. All fascinating but plot wise it’s very chaotic

But that’s not all, one night, on their way back to their master’s house, the apprentices Hoh and Fong are followed by another female ghost, who possesses them and this time when this ghost possesses people we’re able to see her past and how she died. This serves as a sidequest for the apprentices who set out to recover her body from the evil guys who killed her and give her a proper burial or something. This is where the different plots are supposed to connect, but it all happens so haphazardly and in an accidental manner. While they’re making their way to find the corpse of the succubus who was killed, Fong kinda trips on the Western vampire, who is out there in the wilderness doing something, I’m not sure what. He’s just there looking around, it’s really funny.

Now, something really weird happens in the story. It seems at one point there was yet another plot going on with the Western vampire where he’s looking for his vampire Western bride. I think that’s what he was doing out there but this was completely cut out for expediency except we get to see the female vampire in one scene, where she plunges to her death during a chase, except, again, the way they edited the corpse we see they’re carrying during that chase was supposed to be the body of the ghost succubus from before but for one scene only, it’s the body of the vampire bride plunging to her death. Really wacky stuff and I don’t think I even managed to explain well enough. In the end they never solve the thing with the female ghost either, so the whole thing led to interesting moments but it was kinda pointless again.

And then the Western vampire attacks and the last 20 or minutes of the movie is the Tao priest, his apprentices and the child jiangshi fighting this guy using dynamite, kung fu, fire talismans and quicksand. Like I said, too many ideas, fun to watch, but really chaotic. And then it’s over, at the end a couple of frogs jump from the vampire’s shoes and the credits roll. Really cool stuff and worth a watch for the wackiness alone. Sure, the pacing is all over the place, it has too many characters (I left some out) and things going on but if this movie is a failure, it fails because of its crazy abundance. I really liked it, mistakes and all.

Also I added the Hindi poster because it looks so damn cool.

Yeah it's in Cantonese, however even movies in Mandarin have subtitles since dialects are different but it's all written the same, so they usually will add subs to everything.


>even movies in Mandarin have subtitles since dialects are different but it's all written the same
that blows my mind that people can just say words completely differently to the point you can't understand each other, but write it down and auddenly they can communicate. i guess this would be comparable to the most inbred hillbilly or australian speaking english to the most inbred brit.


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Now for a very recent one, in fact this is the most recent ‘Mr. Vampire’ movie made by Ricky Lau, the director behind the original Mr. Vampire film. It’s called Taoist Priest and it really is quite bad. Released in 2021 this movie is about how Jiangshi are fake, Tao magic is nonsense and ghosts are a product of superstition of naive, stupid people. Yet you have the title Taoist Priest and a movie poster that looks like that, obviously relying on the fantasy which the sole purpose of the script is to ridicule, undermine and destroy. I guess that's a state-of-the-art Jiangshi movie. This is like if you make a spider-man movie to attract spider-man fans and them keep telling them for 90 minutes spider-man doesn't really exist. Wth.

So now the Tao priest and his apprentices are not priests anymore but some sort of detective vigilantes working with the police to protect the people from villains who pretend to have magic powers. Yet these detectives are still using stuff like red cords and the yellow robes, because the director knows the Tao motif and gadgets are a huge part of the appeal. The big baddie in this film is pretending to be a priest and his lackeys are pretending to be jiangshi and ghosts in order to take over the town, smuggle opium or whatever, and then the heroes show up to explain how everything is just a ruse. And that’s the movie.

It’s funny how the movie’s plot is a destruction of its own fantasy while completely relying on the nostalgia of previous films. They even found a guy that looks like Lam Ching Ying (since the actor passed in 97 like I mentioned) to play a not-the-Tao-Priest and cast Chin Siu Ho who was in the original movie. Anyways, ghosts show up, it’s just villains pretending to be ghosts, Jiangshi show up, it’s just villains pretending to be Jiangshi, sorcery is used, it’s just trickery, sorcery doesn’t really exist, it’s really condescending. Now, this movie is very concerned in telling you how the stuff it’s NOT showing is fiction. It’s very painful to sit through when it’s so obsessed with telling you not to believe in fiction, yet it also depends on it to give the idea you’re watching a Jiangshi movie. A badly schizophrenic movie where its motifs and message fight bitterly, destroying every chance of enjoyment the audience might have. It really gives second-hand embarrassment watching this one. I felt bad especially for Chin Siu Ho whose career seems to depend completely on this crap knockoffs now.

Let's go back to the olden days when these movies were concerned in producing entertaining fantasy instead of telling you what fantasy isn't.

It's not that hard to imagine if you're coming from a Romance language. Say if you speak Italian you probably won't understand much when listening to a Spanish speaker but will understand 80+% when reading Spanish since the words are so close and all share the same Latin root.


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Chinese Vampire Story or Mr. Vampire 1992, release in, you guessed it, 1992, is the official sequel to the original Mr. Vampire, directed by Ricky Lau and starring the same main actors reprising their roles, Lam Ching Ying as Master Lam, Ricky Hui as Man-Choi and Chin Siu as Chau-sang. I really like this one personally especially because of Ricky Hui making a return to the genre, he is my favorite comedic actor in these Jiangshi movies. So, is it better than the many unofficial sequels? If it is better, it’s not by much. Don’t get me wrong, this is one of the good ones, but I think the first Mr. Vampire really had everything in a perfect amount: A Jiangshi plot, a ghost love story plot, a good balance between action, comedy and horror.

Mr. Vampire 1992, like pretty much all the other Jiangshi movies, suffers from abundance. Seems like these movies are competing to see who puts more hopping zombies on the screen, it becomes messy rather quickly. Also they have a tendency to be too comedic to the point of ridicule. That said, this is a very entertaining movie and a personal favorite.

The plot here involves a bunch of children waiting to reincarnate. They’re been taken care of by master Lam and his apprentices, waiting for a chance to be born again. Among these are souls who have been aborted several times by their mothers, eventually becoming evil and vengeful towards the living. From here on I’ll be giving spoilers, so if you want to keep the surprise stop reading this post. You can easily find this movie on torrent sites.

Anyway, master Lam is invited to a general’s house who has been bitten by a Jiangshi and is about to turn into a vampire. The first half of the film we follow them around trying to find the location of the Jiangshi, grinding his teeth into powder and feeding it to the general. The whole process is filled with comedic moments, in fact, this movie is a comedy, through and through. It’s funny, you would think Ricky Hui, being the comedian here, would have a lot of scenes, but this is not the case. They just made every single character into a comedic character, even master Lam now is performing toilet humor. They also have the comedian Sandra Ng playing Birdie, a succubus in love with Master Lam. I quite like Ng as an actress but it did overshadow Hui’s character a lot, there was just too much clowning from everybody in this film for him to stand out.

Once they defeat the Jiangshi and cure the general, the plot comes back to take care of the babies waiting to be reincarnated thing. Of course one of the evil babies is trying to reincarnate through the general’s wife's baby and now the heroes have to deal with it. While all of this is going on there’s this beautiful scene of walking ghosts in red and white robes. They capture Birdie and the younger sister of the general’s wife. This scene has absolutely nothing to do with anything else that is going on but I guess they really liked the idea and wanted to include it anyways. In fact they liked it so much that it ended up in the poster itself, which is funny, because the whole thing doesn’t take more than 5 minutes of screentime.

Eventually all hell breaks loose, and they have to fight a bunch of Jiangshi and a vengeful ghost using a wood mallet, a wood sword and some other gadgets. Eventually they get the evil baby out, defeat the Jiangshi and the general’s wife has her baby safe and sound. You get a happy ending and the credits roll.

All in all it’s a worthy sequel but the fact is they never managed to recapture the grace and balance of the first movie. It seems the people involved figured if they just added more of the stuff they did before it would work out somehow. Doesn’t really work that way though. The baby reincarnation thing was a nice addition to the mix and I really liked that part of the film. Mr. Vampire 1992 does have its own charm at the end of the day and it's a movie I can easily watch every now and then.

Anyway, if you watch any of these let me know what you think. Probably nobody cares but who knows, there’s a lot more lurkers than posters on wizchan.


Because its not an alphabetical script but a script using logograms.

You can also read chinese script in a vietnamese or korean reading.


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Well friends, with Crazy Safari we start to scrape the bottom of the barrel as far as Jiangshi movies go. There’s two types of Jiangshi movies. The ones with Ching Ying Lam in it and the ones without him. He really is the heart of the genre, sort of like you have two types of Hellraiser movies, the ones with Doug Bradley as the main Cenobite and the ones without Bradley. Some actors come to be associated and even expected in a particular type of film or franchise and Mr. Lam really is that seal of approval for any Jiangshi film. If you don’t have him in your cast then you’ll have to work extra hard to make an interesting movie.

That’s the reason why you have many Jiangshi or ‘quasi-Jiangshi’ movies where he has like 5 minutes of screentime, just so the producers can put him on the cover to push fans to buy tickets. There’s a few of those I’ll eventually go through and review here, but back to Crazy Safari, a really lousy movie, even if you do have Lam Ching Ying in it. If it wasn’t for him this would be pretty much unwatchable.

Released in 1991, Crazy Safari is about Master HiSing, a Tao priest played by Lam, who ends up in Africa along with a Jiangshi bought off an auction by Leo, a descendant of said Jiangshi. They were trying to bring it back to Hong Kong but then shenanigans happened and they ended up on the African savannas. Right off the bat you know this will be pretty bad. Everytime you see writers going completely off the rails like that it’s pretty obvious it will be nothing but a cash cow.

From here on I’ll be giving spoilers, though to be honest there really isn’t anything to spoil here. Barely any plot at all. You have Leo and master HiSing running away from a lion that was clearly filmed in a completely different location from the actors’, then they get robbed by monkeys, then they run away from a rubber rhino. Finally they find a bushmen tribe and we spend some time watching the natives dancing, getting scared by the Jiangshi, getting chased by the Jiangshi, hunting snakes, learning kung fu, whatever. Then some evil diamond smugglers show up, master HiSing uses the Jiangshi to defeat them, they find a radio, call for a helicopter, the end. Really, this was just a small flick trying to capitalize on the success of The Gods Must be Crazy franchise and it uses the same African actor as well.

I’m just writing this review for completion’s sake, since this is bad but at least it doesn’t fool you about Lam being in it, he’s actually one of the main characters instead of just showing up a few minutes to justify the movie poster. And with Crazy Safari I think I have reviewed every single Ching Ying Lam Jiangshi movie where he’s a main character. That is Mr. Vampire, Mr. Vampire II, Mr. Vampire III, Magic Cop (AKA Mr. Vampire V), The Ultimate Vampire, Vampire VS Vampire and Mr. Vampire 1992. So 8 movies total. There are others I would call quasi-Jiangshi movies simply because there are no actual Jiangshi in it, though it would still be considered within the genre, like Exorcist Master, where he fights a Western vampire and Mad Mad Ghost where he fights a ghost. Then you have Jiangshi movies where Lam shows up for 5 minutes near the end of the movie, like The Musical Vampire, or quasi-Jiangshi movies where you have a Tao priest doing the same stuff he would be doing against Jiangshi but instead he's fighting a generic demon or ghost, like Banana Spirit, Wizard’s Curse, Skin Striperess, The Chinese Ghostbuster and Shy Spirit. All of these Lam appears for 5 minutes in Tao robes just to vanish, never to appear again.

Finally you have Sammo Hung Jiangshi movies, they’re pretty good and Lam is also in some of those but just as a side character. I’ve reviewed one so far, called Encounter of the Spooky Kind 2, a very good movie. Eventually I’ll rewatch and review the first one as well, they’re worth it.


i think that is the same bushman from the gods must be crazy which came out in 1980, and the sequel came out in 1989. i wonder what the story is behind crazy safari being made around that time, i'm guessing someone saw the gods must be crazy 2 and thought it would be cheap to film there? anyway i like the idea of the bushman being the same character in all movies, going from some wacky adventure with white people to chines vampires lol. oh shit i just found out crazy safari is an unofficial sequel to those movies and is also known as the gods must be crazy 3, okay interesting.


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And now for something a little different. After the success of the Jiangshi genre and Tao priest magic, many movies tried to squeeze some of that stuff in, so they can put it on the poster and attract more potential viewers. As the ‘official’ Tao priest, Lam Ching Ying did a lot of these types of movies where he gets a few scenes, a side character with limited screen time and a prominent space in the poster and trailer. This is one example of such movies, Banana Spirit. This is one of the less exploitative ones, where there’s an actual movie here, with a story and some budget behind it. Spoilers ahead.

In fact this is not that bad. It’s a ghost horror love story with some nonsense thrown in. It’s about two friends that owe money to a loan shark. They do some Tao stuff like exorcizing ghosts for pocket money. One day they meet this guy who dares them summon the Banana Spirit, so, you know, they do. Then the rest of the movie is montage after montage of the protagonist going around places with his ghost girlfriend, like restaurants, shopping, cheating on gambling tables because she can see through cards, dice, etc. They also hang around Master’s Chen place, played by Lam (they’re neighbors).

Then at one point the loan shark dies and comes back as a vengeful spirit, they fight, explode him to pieces in a car crash and help the Banana Spirit reincarnate by using Tao magic. All in all not a terrible movie, just a little uninspired and erratic. This was released in 1992 and Hong Kong cinema was on decline, or so I read. Lam played the Tao master in a lot of these types of films but I won’t write about them all, some of this stuff is quite hard to sit through, besides, no Jiangshi in most of them.

Yeah it's him. There's a lot of these gods must be crazy knockoffs and Hong Kong producers probably didn't want to be left behind. Crazy Safari is such a cheap movie it probably didn't cost more than flying the 3 actors to South Africa and film them running around with the Bushmen for a week.


do you like stephen chow? if you do you should review his movies, he has a lot.


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I don’t really care much for Stephen Chow, not sure why. I’ve seen half a dozen of his films, from the 80s and early 90s. As far as comedy goes, I quite like Hui brothers’ films and this one right here might be my favorite. Chicken and Duck Talk, released in 1988. It’s about a small family restaurant specialized in roast duck. The business goes well despite several problems with hygiene and working standards. Problems begin when a fast food chain of fried chicken called Danny’s opens across the street and by using ads and other marketing ploys quickly steal all the clientele. Spoilers ahead.

At one point Squid, one of the employees leaves and starts to work for the competitor. There’s a lot of physical comedy and rampant goofiness, it’s very lighthearted and I quite like to watch how things look in 80s Hong Kong. This movie is particularly interesting since a lot of the movie happens inside Hui’s apartment (the restaurant is on the 1st floor and they live just above it on the 2nd.)

More shenanigans happen with hygiene inspectors and it looks like they’ll have to close the restaurant but then Hui finally accepts money for renovations from his mother in law. Things pick up again so the evil guys from Danny’s try to sabotage them and end up destroying their own restaurant in a fire. Hui saves the evil guys from death by wearing a duck costume drenched in water to get them out of the building. Business is doing great and everything is well, the end.

It’s one of those silly family movies but it works well enough. Lots of interesting urban details on the background to see. It has good pacing and the characters are likable.


>Mr. Lam
it's Lam xiansheng for you, pal.

btw, I apprevi]ciate your reviews on old chinese movies, but I can't seem to find them to check them out myself.


Crazy. Up until now I didn't think China had cameras!


I know you're probably joking, but it can be hard to explain to boomers that China is now more technologically advanced and modern than the US. They still think of China as a backwater.


don't explain things to boomers, fuck them


I use the phrase "post 90s China" to cut off boomers not knowing how futuristic China is


Let us know how it goes for you.


shit I responded to the wrong thing


Honestly I forget. I think it was the latest capeshit because my brother wanted something to do.

Cinema is garbage and basically the propaganda arm of the Empire, and not even a particularly good one. Any modicum of creativity is sucked dry and turned into shit, and maybe there's a film with some niche interest. The whole blockbuster spectacle ruined film. There is nothing like the film of the 50s-70s any more. There was a spate of pretentious faux-intellectual shite and then just a big nothing.

I really think legacy media from the 20th century will die in the coming decades, and people will revert to books and simpler media, so we can have the thing we wanted in the first place. Maybe eventually there will be films worth watching again - or maybe I'm just not seeing the good stuff.


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Since I’ve pretty much exhausted all the decent Mr. Lam’s Jiangshi films, let’s take a little break from Jiangshi and check out some comedies by the Hui brothers. I first became aware of these guys thanks to the original Mr. Vampire movie where the youngest Hui brother, Ricky Hui, plays one of the main characters and the comedic relief of the film, Man-Choi, Uncle Kau’s incompetent apprentice. His character and performance eventually became one of my favorite aspects of Mr. Vampire and from then on I began looking for more movies he’s in.

And that’s when I found out he often appeared in movies starring, written and/or directed by his older brother Michael Hui, Michael himself is probably the most famous of the brothers and considered a living legend of Hong Kong’s cinema, admired for his family oriented comedies focusing on contemporary urban, middle class Hong Kong and buddy cop spoofs.

I dare say his movies really peaked in between 1981 beginning with Security Unlimited all the way up to 1992 with The Magic Touch, his best movies imo being released pretty much one after the other, from Teppanyaki in 84, Mr. Boo in 85, Happy Din Don and Inspector Chocolate in 86, Chicken and Duck Talk in 88 (reviewed here >>64119 ) Mr. Coconut in 89, Front Page in 1990, ending more or less around 1992 with The Magic Touch. He did continue to write and perform in many other movies well after that, in fact he’s still active, but by the mid 90s he was no longer considered the greatest comedian of Hong Kong modern cinema, that place being taken by Stephen Chow with movies like Fight Back to School in 91, its sequels, and specially From Beijing with Love on, a movie that made Chow incredibly famous not only in HK but also in mainland China and Taiwan as well. Also, Hui's movies lost that freshness they brought to HK comedy during the 80s and 90s, his more recent stuff more or less derivative from his earlier work.

So today I watched Chocolate Inspector, a movie from his golden age period. Michael plays the incompetent inspector Chu and his brother Ricky plays the other incompetent officer, Egg-Tart, a man in love with egg-tarts. The story begins with them failing to catch some car stereo thieves. Spoilers ahead.

They get demoted and are put to find lost dogs and lost kids. To top it all they’re on chaperon duty for the Chief Inspector’s daughter, Chiao-Chiao, played by Anita Mui. She’s also a police officer but is more interested in winning some beauty contest instead, which is played around for gags a lot during the film. Fate has it however that a child from a famous TV celebrity goes missing and that’s how we get these characters running around looking for clues in and around HK, from shopping malls to the docks, and some shitty places in tough neighborhoods. It plays pretty much like a cop comedy type of thing.

Lots of physical comedy and silliness all around, something you’ll come to expect from Hui’s films. Their movies have this very lighthearted, ridiculous, spontaneous nature that makes them a really nice watch. It feels like a lot of times they just got some friends together and began cracking jokes at each other and ran through some gags until some particularly funny moments came out and then built a film around that. I guess you just have to watch it for yourself, I can't quite explain the magic.

Anyways, they eventually put the clues together, save the kid, inspector Chocolate gets promoted. The future is looking bright for our heroes, the end. Really wish there was a sequel to this one, where we get to follow more adventures of Chocolate, Egg-Tart and Chiao-Chiao as they solve cases by accidentally falling on top of the criminals and clues, or running around in their tiny police vehicle chasing car stereo thieves. Pity it wasn’t meant to be. As of 2023, Michael Hui is the only actor still alive from the trio, his brother Ricky having passed in 2011 and Ms. Mui in 2003.

I would say this is a decent movie to get into Hui brothers’ stuff but still not as good as Chicken and Duck Talk.

Thanks anon, it's nice to know someone is reading, or at least looking at the pictures I'm uploading.
>I can't seem to find them to check them out myself.
It's a pretty straightforward process. First have the international movie title for the movie, invariably this will be in English. Then run the name through torrent sites: piratebay, rarbgproxied, limetorrent, torrentz2. Sometimes it will take weeks for a seed to show up, so just leave it there for a while. If there's nothing, try youtube. Look for title plus the year it came out. You would be surprised how much of this stuff is fully uploaded to YT these days. Only problem is the quality, usually it's shitty and torrents will have a nicer dvd quality or higher if you're lucky. Failing that, try the original Cantonese/Mandarin title on youtube. Sometimes they'll take down the movie with the international, English title but leave the one titled in Mandarin untouched. Failing that, your only hope is finding on private trackers, particularly avistaz. Unfortunately I don't have any invites but they usually open up for registration, check every other day or so and you'll eventually be able to register. That's how I did.


> or maybe I'm just not seeing the good stuff.
Basically this.
You make it sound as if you put in casual effort and mainly watched the most mainstream of blockbusters and popular of Pop culture and then complain that its too normie for your taste.

It would be like complaining books suck after only reading books in the Oprah book club reading list.


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Security Unlimited was released in 1981. Here’s a film where we get to see all of the Hui brothers together. Michael Hui plays supervisor Chou. He starts out as quite the bully, making the lives of the other guards miserable, including Sam, played by his younger brother Samuel Hui and Bruce, played by Ricky Hui. We get a few scenes of how Chou is on the job and how Bruce makes his way through joining the force even though he’s too short and colorblind. Soon they’re all working together in this private security company and go through several little adventures together. This film is very episodical and the pacing and quality of each part varies. Perhaps the best sketches are the ones where supervisor Chou teaches several security techniques to the rookies, starting with ridiculous security systems, parachute jumping (just in case you’re on the last floor of a building on fire, you never know), driving lessons using just your imagination, no vehicle actually necessary and shooting and avoiding to be shot. As one might expect, lots of physical comedy and visual gags.

Once the lessons are over, it’s time to get to the actual work. Avoiding a bank robbery, arresting fake thieves in a mall, providing security to a party on a boat, a funeral and so on. These episodes are interlinked by things happening in the personal lives of our protagonists. Supervisor Chou gets demoted after the boss’s son is appointed as the new inspector (honestly he did deserve getting demoted), Bruce Tang helps a family of illegals trying to get into HK and eventually falls in love with one of them.

Every sketch has something interesting to show, some are slow and emotional, others are filled with visual gags and high action. I particularly liked Bruce’s attempt to prepare melon with meat filling and the entire boat thing was quite entertaining as well. This is one of the few movies where Ricky Hui plays a major role, usually he would do smaller comedic parts but here he really gets to shine, particularly in a meal scene that takes place around halfway through the film.

Anyway, the whole thing culminates when the trio is assigned guard duty to a couple of jade mummies in an exposition. Chou finally shows all the skills, bravery and kind heart we know he has. Obstacles are overcome in ridiculous ways, the bad guys go to jail, Bruce is finally able to get married, the end. This movie is the sort of endearing and goofy comedic experience that makes you feel a little more lighthearted by the end of it. A nice watch and still quite enjoyable on my second viewing of it.


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And now for the film that put the Hui brothers in the limelight, The Private Eyes, released in 1976. Usually I don’t go so far back in HJ cinema, preferring to stay in the early 80s onwards but this one is important enough to be talked about. This is the first movie starring all of the Hui brothers, with Michael Hui in the lead. This movie not only helped mold HK comedies but also did a lot for cantopop as well, since the music album for the film and specially the music theme was also a hit. All the music for the movie is written by Samuel Hui who is considered one of the kings of cantopop.

So the whole thing starts with a betrayed wife hiring detective Wong, played by Michael Hui, to get some pictures of his cheating husband on the act. Right off the bat you’ll notice this is a movie that relies heavily on visual comedy. Using kung fu to pick straws from empty bottles, tripping and falling inside cesspits, shaving just half a beard, among other sorts of goofy stuff. Spoilers ahead.

Meanwhile Lee, played by Samuel Hui gets fired from Vitasoy factory (due to goofing around removing straws from bottles using kung fu and making a mess of the bottle line in the process) and goes to Wong's agency in order to get a job as a detective. After a little bit of begging and showing off his fighting skills by grabbing candy really fast, he gets the job. These scenes are all interspaced with little moments of working class difficulties like squeezing the last drop of toothpaste tube, mending ruined shoes and eating boiled eggs inside public transportation. Maybe those little moments did as much as the overall plot to make this movie a hit. The entire movie has these lower class Hongkonger scenes that are really interesting to watch and give some cultural insight as well.

Next we have a truckload of shenanigans. Wong gets involved in a fight using food items, is beat by a midget, is hired to catch grocery store thieves (great scene btw, the thief is played by Huang Ha who later would also appear in Mr. Vampire), and tries to prepare chicken for breakfast, a task made quite difficult by his employees Lee and Puffy, played by Ricky Hui.

Wong eventually ends up in the hospital with a broken leg after getting involved with a bunch of criminals in a movie theater. Lee and Puffy manage to catch the evil doers and bring them to justice, giving them enough fame to start their own detective agency, not only that, but they have their office in the same building as Wong.

Wong finally has to recognize Lee and Puffy’s worth and decide to work again with a fair pay this time. The end. I liked this one but it's far from my favorite one from the Hui brothers. Their earlier movies are to episodical and relies too heavily on separate sketches, having just a loose sense of overall plot. Still a fun watch though. In 1990 they made a very close film to this but much better imo, called Frontpage, I'll review it soon.


Oh yes, for some reason yt keeps A LOT of chinese movies. I'd forgotten about that. Thank you wiz.


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The Hui brothers eventually put together a movie company, Hui’s Film Production. Michael Hui is the one that is really into making movies and being an actor, his other brothers, though they did appear in many movies, were not all that keen about films, Sam was a lot more interested in music and have to this day a music career with several hits in the Cantopop genre, and Ricky also leaned more towards music, though he was more involved with movies than Sam.

Here’s a movie starring only Michael Hui, called Always on My Mind, which he also produced. This is a really well made family comedy drama about a news reporter dealing with his 3 children, all in different stages of life, the eldest daughter is about to get married, his son is about to go study abroad and he also has a 6 or so years old daughter whose curiosity about the world is blooming. His wife wants to get a job and constantly nags him about it, he would prefer if she stayed home looking after the kids. Several little domestic situations evolve in the plot, giving a chance for Michael to play his comedic side to the events, making lighthearted and amusing scenes all the way through. Spoilers ahead.

Everything looks more or less going accordingly, but one day he finds out he only has a few months left to live. The thing never turns into an overdone drama however, but the actors are all really good and it gets very emotional at times. Chan (played by Michael Hui) tries his best to keep positive and not think about it too much, focusing instead on making money for his family before he dies. Because of this he goes to the crime scene to cover a police operation and ends up capturing the bad guy, by accident. This makes him very famous and a highly sought after reporter. He uses the opportunity to try to amass a lot of money but also uses the freedom of a “dead man walking” to say whatever the hell he wants in front of cameras.

It’s a heartwarming film and the character fits Michael Hui really well. Not only that but the cast is also really good and convincing in their own parts. The comedy here is very tenuous for most of the film and it really plays more like a drama in many ways. Be as it may, this is a very nice movie and an interesting pick from the early 90s HK cinema.

IMDB lists 10 movies produced by Hui’s Film Production company but I think there are more. I’ve reviewed 4 of them. Always on My Mind, which is this post, Security Unlimited >>64144, Chocolate Inspector >>64136 and possibly my favorite Hui’s film, Chicken and Duck Talk >>64119. They even made a horror movie called The Trail from 1983, a really bad movie if you ask me, Ricky is the only one in front of the cameras in that one.



man, any good movies come out recently?

i go to movie pirating websites, i see the collective movie and film output of the past decade, all thumbnails in front of me, and it all looks bad or boring


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.


>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


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What a load of drivel


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This movie was totally bad.
It has a racist beginning we hadn't seen since the 90s, None of Kinnear's iterations are likable (except for the vicar because he embodies his own iteration with panache) and this friggin poster is more inspired than the falling action that felt like Harry Partridge's first foray into live-action (or your average BMTH vid).
I am gargling my tears, Garland. You were supposed to be the Fedex to Nolan's DHL: same service but with a bigger package.

I will not be watching Civil War because we already went through one with your wigger saturated country and won!

Nananana boo boo!


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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.


>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.


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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.


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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.


This was the most wiz film. the true geek vs hipster geek thing, is even like the truwiz vs normy thing


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?


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yes wizzie, some might think that this is a normie thing to do, but i like how easy it is to keep track of what i want to watch


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.
The Exorcist
The VVitch
Shichinin no samurai
Toy Story 3
Det sjunde inseglet
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Hours
Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte
The Remains of the Day
Dellamorte dellamore
The Princess Bride
Geung see sin sang
Dharmaga tongjoguro kan kkadalgun
Babettes gæstebud
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Big Lebowski

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
Rosemary's Baby
The Omen
The Rescuers
The Thing
A Man for All Seasons
Dersu Uzala
The Passion of the Christ
It Follows
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
>Toy Story 3
shit taste.


Thank you
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!


Just finished TSS. Trying to get into James Gunn before switching to Marvel. I loved his Super film, as a realistic loser take on the cape genre. And I heard he also has an evil Superboy horror film.

It might be a weird take. But I found TSS what modern Call of Duty would look like as a movie. Like you got a Black Ops secret govt military mission. But they are all in wacky superhero costumes. And that's basically the current era of COD. Mil-sim tacticool action and comic book clowns.

I'm sick of grimdark, and looking more for superhero comedies. I might watch Thor Ragnorak next.


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.


nobody cares.


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


>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.


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>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)


"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)


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.



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Just finished watching Stargate. I saw this as a kid and thought at the time this was as cool as cool can be. It's funny to notice how much childish enthusiasm can do for a piece of media, this must play a major part on how nostalgia works. I still think Stargate is a very cool name though, it fires my imagination, even today. The movie is not nearly as amazing as I remember unfortunately. I think I was destined to be a wizard even back then because I didn't remember AT ALL Daniel had a lover in that movie, I completely obliterated those scenes from my mind I guess. I also forgot Colonel Jonathan was a tragic figure. In fact my child self kept in memory a lot more of the imagery than the plot itself. The Aliens dressed as Egyptian Gods, the pyramids, the soldiers exploring the desert and specially when the scene where they go through stargate, which I kept a vivid memory of. All in all it's a solid piece of entertainment but too silly for me to truly enjoy today. I enjoyed the more outlandish parts of it. Still, I find it much better than other adventure movies from that era like Indiana Jones, which I find damn awful. I read there's a Stargate TV series based on that and according to some reviews I the show is better than the movie. Maybe I'll check it out sometime.

As a side note I recently found out the is a complete ripoff of a Call of Cthulhu adventure module called Bad Moon Rising.


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Surprisingly good low budget early 2000s film, if you're looking for a weird psycho thriller movie this is it



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Men behind the Sun.


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.


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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.

>suicide club

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.

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