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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2550 on: 23 Sep 2021, 01:44 »

Watched "The Dead Don't Die" on a recommendation from a friend.

This movie baffles me. It's both entirely composed of clichés and really unusual. It has few jokes, but is amazingly funny at times. Its plot structure is shaky at best, and I don't know what the point is or why it was made.

I'm not sure I like it, and I don't think it's a good film, not really. I don't really recommend it. But I am super-glad I watched it, because it's interesting to watch... whatever it is.

It's a real, "Well, that happened," kind of movie
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« Reply #2551 on: 23 Sep 2021, 17:05 »

Rewatched "Interview with the Vampire".

It holds up very well, better than it has any right to. I really enjoyed myself, to the point that a) now I want to run a game of Vampire: the Masquerade RPG (that's my normal reaction) and b) re-read the book (I remember it being very good, too).

I'm honestly surprised how well the film continues to work. A lot of 90s stuff... does not. Here, I continue to have basically no complaints. It's as good an adaptation of the novel as I can conceivably imagine (and the author apparently agreed with my assessment back in the day).
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« Reply #2552 on: 23 Sep 2021, 21:11 »

It's biggest weakness continues to be Antonio Banderas, who was completely wrong for the part. Otherwise it is an extremely solid adaptation.

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« Reply #2553 on: 06 Oct 2021, 18:20 »

Rewatching the Corpse Bride with my 3yo and I have to say the first 20 minutes of the movie would make an absolute perfect Victorian Era Gothic Horror Story.

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But instead we get a happy ending and some jazzy skeletons.

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« Reply #2554 on: 10 Oct 2021, 04:38 »

I've been doing the horror movie challenge and here's what I've been watching the past nine days:
-The Invisible Man (2020)
-Trick
-Kingdom: Ashin of the North
-Howl
-Black Christmas (2019)
-Funhouse
-#Alive
-Llamageddon
-A Nightmare on Elm Street

So far The Invisible Man is the best, and Llamageddon the worst
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« Reply #2555 on: 11 Oct 2021, 13:50 »

Saw Terminator: Dark Fate last night.

A lot more enjoyable (for me at least) than Salvation.
Is it worth bothering to watch Genisys (only one I haven't seen) or should I just forget it exists altogether?
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2556 on: 11 Oct 2021, 14:38 »

After watching "The Dead Don't Die" and it leaving a somewhat bleh taste in my mouth, I decided to check out other movies by Jarmusch.

I started with 1995's "Dead Man", starring Johnny Depp.

It's a slow burn of a western, but I really liked it. I like how it portrays violence in both a matter-of-fact way and with an emphasis of how ugly it really is. I like the movie's pace (despite it being very slow). I like the characters. I like that it's more than a little surreal, but not in a self-conscious "look how weird and experimental we're being, wooooo" way that surreal art sometimes is.

If you can stomach a VERY slow (and very bleak) movie and enjoy westerns, you'll probably like this one. You might like it even if westerns are not usually not your thing.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2557 on: 11 Oct 2021, 20:50 »

The best Jarmusch film, hands down, is Only Lovers Left Alive. Arguably the best vampire film, ever.
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« Reply #2558 on: 13 Oct 2021, 07:41 »

Going to have to check that one out.  My top two vampire films right now have to be “Let the Right One In” and “Nosferatu”.
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« Reply #2559 on: 13 Oct 2021, 08:39 »

Have you seen "Shadow of the Vampire"? I saw it in college and it was pretty amazing.

But it does require having seen "Nosferatu" to fully appreciate, hence why it came to my mind.
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« Reply #2560 on: 13 Oct 2021, 14:27 »

Having seen Shadow of the Vampire before seeing Nosferatu myself ... I'd agree that you get more out of the film if you've seen Nosferatu first, there being numerous direct references, but the film can be enjoyed tremendously without having seen it.
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« Reply #2561 on: 14 Oct 2021, 03:21 »

Having seen Shadow of the Vampire before seeing Nosferatu myself ... I'd agree that you get more out of the film if you've seen Nosferatu first, there being numerous direct references, but the film can be enjoyed tremendously without having seen it.

Yeah, same. But I do regret in retrospect not having seen Nosferatu first.
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« Reply #2562 on: 14 Oct 2021, 19:53 »

Going to have to check that one out.  My top two vampire films right now have to be “Let the Right One In” and “Nosferatu”.
Both excellent choices. I would also recommend "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night"
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« Reply #2563 on: 15 Oct 2021, 01:38 »

I thought A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night was just okay. Everyone was talking about how amazing it was but it felt more like a short film than anything to me. For me I love 30 Days of Night and the recent Blood Red Sky
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« Reply #2564 on: 15 Oct 2021, 05:15 »

"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" is a strikingly beautiful and original film that deserves better than to be considered "just okay."
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« Reply #2565 on: 15 Oct 2021, 06:34 »

I saw Incredibles 2 last night. It was really good. I think I liked it better than the first one.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #2566 on: 15 Oct 2021, 14:23 »

"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" is a strikingly beautiful and original film that deserves better than to be considered "just okay."


Different strokes for different folks. I've seen plenty of highly popular and well received movies that were just 'meh' in my opinion.


I saw Incredibles 2 last night. It was really good. I think I liked it better than the first one.


It's a great sequel.
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« Reply #2567 on: 15 Oct 2021, 15:42 »

Different strokes for different folks. I've seen plenty of highly popular and well received movies that were just 'meh' in my opinion.

Of course. Just my opinion.  :parrot:
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« Reply #2568 on: 17 Oct 2021, 10:05 »

Have you seen "Shadow of the Vampire"? I saw it in college and it was pretty amazing.

But it does require having seen "Nosferatu" to fully appreciate, hence why it came to my mind.

I was fortunate enough to see that one when it came out.  Great cast, and really well done.
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« Reply #2569 on: 18 Oct 2021, 14:16 »

"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" is a strikingly beautiful and original film that deserves better than to be considered "just okay."

I didn't say it was bad, but folks hyped it up so much that finally watching it was kind of a let down
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« Reply #2570 on: 18 Oct 2021, 14:25 »

That's why I try to manage expectations and largely ignore hype. If anything, hype induces a backlash effect in me, so if it actually is good, I'm terribly pleased.
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« Reply #2571 on: 18 Oct 2021, 19:45 »

Yea, hype doesn't really work on me.

The current state of internet media discussion seems to be that everything has to be mind-blowingly awesome or it's completely garbage. Nothing is allowed to be just enjoyable.
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« Reply #2572 on: 24 Oct 2021, 12:18 »

Only 6 more days to go for the Halloween Horror Challenge. So far I've watched:
-Body at Brighton Rock
-Ernest Scared Stupid
-Blood Red Sky
-Cold Skin
-Freaky
-Children of the Corn
-Creep 2
-Halloween
-Raccoon Valley
-Hunger
-Good Dog
-Hellfest
-Bingo Hell
-The Empty Man
-Willy's Wonderland

Of this batch The Empty Man was probably the best and Hunger the worst
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« Reply #2573 on: 25 Oct 2021, 14:35 »

Anyone seen a truly nightmarish, low-budget Brit horror called Possum?

One of the most haunting movies I've ever seen.

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« Reply #2574 on: 27 Oct 2021, 03:45 »

I haven't, but it's funny that the wikipedia article mentions Matthew Holness making Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
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« Reply #2575 on: 27 Oct 2021, 09:25 »

I lost my shit when I realised he made it. They could not be much more different from each other.

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« Reply #2576 on: 31 Oct 2021, 17:50 »

I watched "In the Mouth of Madness". It's honestly weird that it took me this long, because I generally like Carpenter's films a lot.

I mostly knew what the movie was about, and had known some of the specific plot. So the movie was about what I expected. No shocks and only some surprises, sadly.

That being said, it's still a great movie, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It's probably the best Lovecraftian movie that's not an adaptation of an actual story by Lovecraft. And possibly the best Lovecraftian movie ever, period.

Pretty much everything about the movie worked for me. Sam Neill is cast perfectly as the main character, the story is both a bit mind-bendy and makes perfect internal sense, I liked the special effects, the acting, the visuals (especially the lighting), the weirdness... everything. It's just a damn good movie. Critics must've really hated Carpenter, between this movie and the "The Thing" being disliked by them. I honestly don't get that. "In the Mouth of Madness" is perhaps not the perfect movie and maybe not for everyone, but as far as I'm concerned, it's the perfect version of what it's trying to be. It's a horror story that's smart while not putting on airs of importance, which kinda reminds me of Stephen King - the other clear inspiration for the script besides Lovecraft.

Also - stories that include heavy metafiction elements can be tiresome, but in this case, I didn't mind. The movie is not cliché as far as I'm concerned. It's more creepy than scary overall, but it works really well for me.

I do wish I'd gone into it completely blind, but even knowing some of the plot points in advance I didn't feel like my enjoyment was ruined or anything.
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« Reply #2577 on: 01 Nov 2021, 02:59 »

Last batch for the Halloween Horror Challenge::

-Fear Street Part One: 1994
-Black Pumpkin
-Dude Bro Party Massacre 3
-The Night Watchmen
-Neon Demon
-Nobody Sleeps in the Woods at Night
-John Carpenter's The Thing

Of this batch The Thing is the best while Black Pumpkin was the worst
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« Reply #2579 on: 07 Nov 2021, 13:09 »

Here's all the movies I watched for the month of October collected together:

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The winner for me is The Invisible Man, tense and creepy through out with a great use of CGI. The loser is Neon Demon, nice to look at but there's not much there with the story until the very end where
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It was almost a three way tie with Llamageddon and Black Pumpkin, but Llamageddon was at least fun and Black Pumpkin had an alright horror story and deaths. The surprise under dog for me goes to The Night Watchmen for just being a great premise and pretty good comedy.
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« Reply #2580 on: 07 Nov 2021, 13:20 »


"Amidst the devastation of post-crisis Spain, a mother and daughter bluff and grift to fund their extravagant daily life—with impending eviction never too far from sight."

Presented in B&W. It has some unconventional editing choices. Many long takes. And the ending, while in retrospect feels inevitable, at the time was so surprising that the entire theatre burst into awkward laughter.
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« Reply #2581 on: 11 Nov 2021, 15:07 »

I've just returned from watching Death (True²) and End of Evangelion in a cinema (part of the run-up to the release next month of the blu-rays of Evangelion worldwide - outside Japan, which already has them, of course).

I watched the dub, because I booked it before any sub screenings were announced (they're next week, which would have been inconvenient anyway).  Curiously, they were advertised, and labelled on the screen, as having the "classic" dub, which everyone took to mean the original from ADV  nearly 20 years ago; however, what they played was actually the recent dub which was first released on Netflix a couple of years ago.  I was quite pleased, as I prefer it anyway; it's less characterful, but a closer match for the Japanese dub, and truer to the requirements of the films.

This sort-of completes a circle for me, as the very first anime of any kind which I watched was these two films (in the old dub) - without even having seen the series that they complete.  It was a very strange experience, but led to my subsequent continuing fascination with anime in general.  As far as Evangelion is concerned, though, I have now seen all the films up to the last one of the theatrical edition, and rounding off by seeing the ones which started me off, in a cinema this time, feels like a completed job.
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« Reply #2582 on: 15 Nov 2021, 20:00 »

Watched Disney's "Jungle Cruise", starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.  Very enjoyable, with a nice Twist.
next night, watched "Red Notice", with Gal Gadot, Johnson and Ryan Reynolds.  Also very fun, with a great Twist.

both are excellent popcorn movies that I'm glad I didnt spend $20 to see in the theater.
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« Reply #2583 on: 16 Nov 2021, 10:53 »

Funny coincidence those were exactly the 2 movies we were deciding on this past Sunday (what can I say, we tend to enjoy Dwayne Johnson content, and I like the co-stars in both movies). Watched Jungle Cruise in the end and while by no means a great movie, it was quite enjoyable. Great for streaming at home (not a theater).

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« Reply #2584 on: 20 Nov 2021, 18:11 »

I've heard it's very close to the Brendan Fraser The Mummy
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« Reply #2585 on: 21 Nov 2021, 08:54 »

In spirit and style, yeah I’d say so. Also somewhat with national treasure movies
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« Reply #2586 on: 21 Nov 2021, 23:20 »

Ghostbusters: Afterlife. It was surprisingly and enjoyably different from the hints I got from the media. The story is nicely stand-alone and doesn't require that you have seen the two previous prime timeline films to understand the plot, the threat and the characters. The ending is both an excellent action set-piece that's true to the Ghostbusters mythos and, also, is surprisingly heart-warming in terms of representing the swansong and conclusion for the original team.

Mckenna Grace is a revelation and it really is as if the spirit of Harold Ramis is guiding every step of her performance.

Overall theme? Family and friendship and how it is built and must be sustained through adversity. "We're ready to believe you", the Ghostbusters famously chorused at the end of their TV advert. This is very much about belief, not just in the supernatural (which is almost tangential to the plot) but in yourselves and in those you love.

Far from the 1984 masterwork in terms of quality but it easily stands up to the quality of Ghostbusters II.

Is this the start of a new phase for the franchise? Well, there is the 'Ghost Corps' logo and the implication that Ghostbusters has survived into the modern day in some form. There are a few other hints of future plot-lines but I'm not 100% sure that the franchise could support more material (even though you know Sony wants to cash in).
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« Reply #2587 on: 23 Nov 2021, 12:27 »

I watched Tick, Tick... Boom! on Netflix, and it was terrific.
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« Reply #2588 on: 27 Nov 2021, 18:00 »

Aardman Animations came out with a new short film (about 30 minutes) on Netflix called "Robin Robin." Its about a robin that was raised by mice and very much wants to be a mouse, but she's terrible at it. She meets a magpie that tells her about the "who-man's" magic wishing star that they put on top of the spikiest trees they can find. Anyone who has one, can make a wish and it will come true the next morning. Robin will be the best mouse she can be and will steal herself a wishing star. Its a pretty good short film and was a bit of fun.
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« Reply #2589 on: 28 Nov 2021, 02:20 »

I just watched Poltergeist. I'm pretty sure I've seen it before cause I knew the beats, but not in the right order. I'd just listened to the Random Number Generator Horror Podcast No. 9 episode about it so I wanted to watch it again to refresh my memory. The whole epilogue is so weird, why not put that before or during Carol Anne being taken?
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« Reply #2590 on: 01 Dec 2021, 09:14 »

I saw Dear Evan Hansen and it is a terrible masterpiece I can't remember if i already posted this
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