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Postby Kazuki_Fuse » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:41 am

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:Yorgos Lanthimos' The Killing Of A Sacred Deer is a sick delight. If you're lucky enough that it's playing near you don't miss out. See it!

My god, I haven't seen a film with such a constant atmosphere of dread since The Shining. I really loved it.
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Postby Guy Nacks » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:33 am

I rewatched Hugo recently. Damn, what a great film. It's basically Scorsese's Cinema Paradiso. Entertaining performances from Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Shinji Ikari wannabe, Asa Butterfield.

What a beautiful film to look at and experience.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:23 am

I've decided if life should ever lead me back to teaching a class of high school kids film I would start the course with that movie. Hugo is just a complete delight. Also one of the only movies to properly get 3D. Sooooo of course it was a financial failure. Such is life.

Went on a date to see Thor 3: Not As Thorgettable as Thor 1 & Thor 2. It's a great date movie. Lots of laughs. Cate Blanchett is having a blast slinking it up as a badguy (and as per usual in Marvel her talent is what makes the character work because the writers forgot to give her a character) & the movie not taking itself seriously helps. Won't remember anything about it when we get to Avengers: We Put Infinity In The Title Cause We're Never Ending next May but not a bad two hours.

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:12 pm

I'll probably remember Thor 3: the Thornering almost as much as a fuzzily remember Captain America 3: Hydra Within (which isn't much, but still more than any other Avengers film out there). Props to being the only Thor movie that actually seems to understand certain aspects of Norse mythology, instead of just pretending to be Shakespeare.

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Postby estor90 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:30 am

I recently watched the American Assassin. Unfortunately, I didn't like it so much that I turned off in the middle of the movie. :D
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:06 pm

Watched Cars 3. Kinda was bored by it.

The whole thing is just so oddly made & constructed.

For one, the movie tries very hard to be a treatise against commercialism/merchandizing & that feels artificial in a movie that only exists because of the rampant merchandise. Two, the movie also tries to be a very feminist picture - once they introduce the "female" trainer you know exactly where the story is going - but that angle of the movie, while respectable & in good taste, is flat because these are fucking cars. Cars don't have genders. Three, the whole story is about the old generation stepping aside to let the younger generation have their chance which again doesn't work because these are automobiles. If Pixar really wanted to confront these issues they could find a better "vehicle" for such themes. Instead they're just forced into this commercial project whether they fit or not. And they mostly don't fit.

Either way it's a so-so movie with the only redeeming aspect being the female trainer Cruz who is admittedly given a lot of life by the spirited voice actress.

Of course I spent the entire movie cursing at the screen due to how fucked up this universe is. At one point the main character is watching old movies on a 16mm projector but HOW DID HE THREAD THE FILM?!!!

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Postby imprimatur13 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:20 pm

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:At one point the main character is watching old movies on a 16mm projector but HOW DID HE THREAD THE FILM?!!!

At some undefined past point, a human (pre-extinction) created a device (presumably via an appropriate number of pulleys) whereby the automobile overlords could thread the film using their wheels. The wheels would hook into the device, and the device would do everything for said overlords. I think. :tongue:
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:04 pm

We got Netflix to watch Stranger Things season 2, which means I've been inundated with stuff. I've watched quite a few movies, some not worth mentioning, but there were a few good ones in there.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Didn't quite live up to the hype I got from the trailers, but it was still an all-around fun movie. I'M MARY POPPINS Y'ALL.

It Follows - I'm not much for the horror genre, but this film was actually really cool and felt fresh and interesting. Highly recommended.

Chappie - Was pleasantly surprised by this, probably because I didn't look too closely at trailers when it was coming out. The story didn't play out how I was expecting, which was a good thing.

For the Love of Spock - Pretty good documentary about the life of Leonard Nimoy, by his son Adam Nimoy. It was more interesting and in-depth than I was expecting.

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Postby silvermoonlight » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:49 am

Trading places 1983

Okay I know I shouldn't like this movie because its really racist in places has some really bad 80's homophobia and stereotypes including a black face moment that would have tumblr blowing up like bomb, yet I just really like it. It has a fun concept and the delivery is very funny in places and I loved that Ophelia despite being a sex worker is not shamed or treated like crap because of it as normally movies like this love to drag sex workers and there one moment with Louis where he's about to do that and she shuts him down so fast. Also I like how both Louis and Billy own the hell out of the Duke brothers and basically do the same thing they have done to them also the late Denholm Elliott is brilliant in this movie as Coleman and the cameo from the late James Belushi is good to, so yeah I guess this is what I'd call my problematic fav if you will.
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