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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.

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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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Postby robersora » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:59 pm

Coco
I had no expectations going in, and man the Frozen short was insufferable. Thankfully me and my friend were the only people in the theatre, so we still had a great time. Except for the incredibly unbelievable core conceit of the movie (no music allowed, because great-great granny was left, really?), Coco itself was pretty amazing. It was very well written, never got boring or went to fast, boasted an entertaining cast and is set in a really cool world. It also looks amazing. The ending made me cry. Great movie.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:10 pm

The Disaster Artist is fine. I enjoyed James Franco's performance but it never escapes feeling like a mere imitation of Tommy Wiseau and if I want to be entertained by things Tommy Wiseau I'll watch the weird alien that is Tommy Wiseau. Regrettably, despite James Franco's best efforts to deliver a SERIOUS MOVIE ABOUT ART the film ultimately feels rather disingenuous & never escapes the feel that it only exists because a bunch of famous comedians wanted to get paid to hang out, recreate scenes from The Room & then pat themselves on the back for never having themselves made a movie THAT bad.

It certainly does not help the movie escape the "FunnyOrDie" feel when EVERY secondary part is cast with a famous funny person. Example, there's one scene with the mother of Dave Franco's* character & they cast Megan Mullally in the role. Because it's such a not-there character who is only on-screen for about two minutes the inherent dramatics of the scene (son leaving home for irrational dream with zero plans) never feels real because you're just waiting for Funny Famous Person Megan Mullally to drop a funny line. She does. The audience laughs because who doesn't like Megan Mullally? The film is plagued with that kind of self-aware in-crowd casting. When the main characters go to rent the gear needed to make The Room the rent house is run by Jason Mantzoukas & Hannibal Burress. They don't say or do anything inherently funny - the comedy is Tommy not knowing the difference between shooting on 35mm and HD so he BUYS both packages - but they're two famous comedians basically playing themselves so it feels like a skit. It's like that throughout the entire movie and ultimately hurts the film. I'm sure it was a blast to make and I love the work of all the comedians who do show up in the film but their presence adds a level of artificiality to everything.
It's okay. But, unless you've seen everything else in theaters there's no reason to rush out and see it.

BUT, it's a navel-gazing mediocre movie about making movies in/near Hollywood coming out at the end of year so it has a very high chance of winning Best Picture at the Oscars.

*Note: Dave Franco admittedly does give a very good and real performance. The rest of the movie around him though doesn't match up.

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Postby Chuckman » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:49 pm

I haven't seen it yet- it's hard to find a showing around here; I have to go Thursday night and catch it before it's bumped out so literally every screen at the only multiplex where it's showing can play The Last Jedi, which I can't in turn see until late Friday because all of those shows are sold out. but I've read the book and casting every single person in the book as someone famous seems like the only way to actually film it. The only people involved in the making of the actual film who are really in the LA movie industry are the people who sold Wiseau the cameras and a smattering of crew members, none of the actors.

Edit: I saw it. Spectacular movie. If it doesn’t win best picture there is no justice in this world.

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Spectacular movie.

One of the common and misunderstood writing saws that gets passed around almost as much as "write what you know" and "show, don't tell" is every villain is the hero of his own story.

The Disaster Artist asks the question: What the fuck does that mean, anyway?

On the one hand, Tommy Wiseau is very much the hero of his own story, even though, for the most part, we don't know what it is, since there are no details about his life up to the point he appeared in an acting class attended by Greg Sestero. Disaster Artist presents this man as an anti-hero, in a new sense, the way The Room is an anti-movie, an aggressive rejection of logic, plot, continuity, and the fundamentals of storytelling; blockbuster movies are what filmmakers think extraordinary people are like and The Room is what a profoundly bizarre person thinks normal people are like.

On the one level, he's sympathetic. No one is Tommy Wiseau all the time- but most of us are Tommy Wiseau at least sometimes. We've all tried to push ourselves where we don't belong, and gone into something with more passion than sense, talent, self awareness, or skill. Tommy is the answer to the question of well, what if I tried really hard? What if I'd tried to become a professional baseball player or a ballerina or a neurosurgeon? In a way, his story is uplifting: You can't win unless you try, and that means something even if you fail spectacularly. It's a story about human worth and dignity. Tommy Wiseau's story is the story of all the guys who threw away a petri dish full of penicillin, of all the people who built an airplane and smashed into the ground. There is something admirable in someone who just won't give up. He's an almost Nietszchean figure; he defines himself.

He's also fucking human trainwreck. He has no friends, he ruins his best friend's relationships and destroys his career, abuse people, ignores and belittles experts, wastes money, and ultimately fails so hard he creates an inverted mockery of what he was trying to accomplish. It goes beyond a funny bad movie to be an anti-film, a howling void where a movie should be.

It really is a commentary on villainy, hence the film playing up all the vampire and Frankenstein references. It's a film deeply critical of American culture and its obsession with the Great Men of History and the idea of a single person's efforts being the driving force behind great events. Tommy Wiseau is Steve Jobs without the iPad or Kubrick without The Shining: These people did the things they did (which were the group efforts of others, for whom they are given all credit) in spite of being dicks to people, not because of it. The Disaster Artist revels in the falsehood of the mythology of the captain of industry, the "guy who plays the orchestra while the orchestra plays the instruments".

A joke theory circulated about Wiseau is that he is literally a vampire. The Disaster Artist illustrates why: He may not literally suck blood but he's a perpetual outsider, tragic and terrible, a truly sympathetic villain who is a villain in truth and not a quipping "badass" hero in trappings of theatrical evil. An outsider, a rebel without a cause, a guy who makes it worse when he tries to fit.

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Postby Chuckman » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:56 pm

The Shape of Water is phenomenal, I’ll edit in more thoughts later.
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Postby Guy Nacks » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:20 pm

I don't know about The Disaster Artist winning Best Picture with the likes of having to go up against the likes of Dunkirk and Call Me By Your Name, but at the very least Franco will be nominated for Best Actor and the film may even get a Best Adapted Screenplay nod and perhaps even Best Makeup.

Then Tommy Wiseau will be able to show up at the fucking Oscars and the circle will be complete.
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Postby Cybermat47 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:36 pm

View Original PostGuy Nacks wrote:Then Tommy Wiseau will be able to show up at the fucking Oscars and the circle will be complete.


If there’s any justice, Tommy Wiseau will present the Oscars.
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Postby Guy Nacks » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:12 am

View Original PostCybermat47 wrote:If there’s any justice, Tommy Wiseau will present the Oscars.


Jimmy Kimmel's already been named as the host, but I'd have to imagine they'd get Tommy to partake in some kind of bit.
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Postby Ray » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:13 pm

Last Jedi was Sold out so I went to see Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle and I was pleasantly surprised. It's not a great movie but I think the people involved know they could get away with a lot more merely making a good movie than a great one. But as it stands, it's actually a pretty fun time at the movies. Bunch of Funny people being funny with each other and exchanging one liners. The Rock is funny and Charming as always, I've been a fan of Jack black for years, I even liked Nick Jonas.

If there is a downside? It's that the movie itself doesn't have as many Pulpy Adventure creatures as the first movie did. The first movie had Giant Plant monsters, a stampede, monkeys, a Victorian Era Big-Game hunter, A Lion, a floor turning into quicksand, and a lot of other Edgar Rice Burroughs/Tarzan stuff that I always imagined was in the game when I watched the original as a kid. I guess nothing was

Thats not to say that it's not good. It's pretty good. It uses the tropes of video games pretty creatively, and has a fair bit of 90's nostalgia to it. and it did make me laugh. Although depending on your personal preference, you may find the whole 'Jack Black playing a teenage girl" thing loses it's charm quickly.

Ordinary i'd say it's a six out of ten. But imma give it 7/10. I had a lot of fun with this. Although I have no Idea how they're going to make a sequel or franchise after this given the ending pretty definitively puts the Kibosh on that.
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Postby Ray » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:07 am

Fire Up Netflix and watch David Ayer and Will Smiths BRIGHT. It's probably the best fantasy movie I've seen since Hellboy 2. It's no Lord Of The Rings, but it's not trying to be It's just trying to be a gritty realistic funny Buddy Cop movie with wands and wizards and body horror and Orcs and elves. Will Smith is in his element in Buddy Cop Comedies. He's funnier in this movie than he's been in years. This is the movie Suicide Squad was trying to be, a grim gritty violent movie with Magic.

Also the orc Jacobi will melt your heart with how much of a nice guy he is.

Though I do wonder how the history of this fantasy world works. So instead of Jesus coming to earth 2000 years ago it was like a Lord Of The Rings type battle against the Dark Lord instead? If that's the case. why is the city called Los Angeles? Shouldn't it be call Los Elvenheim or something like that? Why do characters swear "Jesus Christ" if Christianity as we know it is a fundamentally different thing in this universe?
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Postby Chuckman » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:45 am

I'm planning to see that just because they made a Racially Charged Buddy Cop Comedy and made Will Smith the white one. That's hilarious.
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Postby Ray » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:01 am

BTW the movie was Written by Chronicles Max Landis. Whom I have a . . . complicated relationship with as a fan. Though from what I've read. Ayer threw out about 70% of Landis's original Script for the movie. Though to be fair, maybe that was for the best.

It's like Big Trouble in Little China. Once the action starts it just keeps gaining momentum and doesn't stop. It's more or less meant to be a tour of this world through the eyes of the characters and the absurd Fantasy Tinged reflections of our worlds issues. I hope they make a sequel, because the world they made is actually pretty interesting and I'd like to see more.
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