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Offline Hydra009

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5010 on: November 06, 2019, 09:36:46 AM »
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Offline trdsf

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5011 on: November 06, 2019, 08:32:21 PM »
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It's not the murder you have to watch out for - he has a rather corrupting presence.  He's more likely to get in your head and really do some damage than to off you.  And he can either scale it up for city-wide carnage or scale it down for a truly unforgettable bad day.
And of course, murder ends the torment while psychological scarring is forever.
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Online Munch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5012 on: November 06, 2019, 10:55:59 PM »
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And of course, murder ends the torment while psychological scarring is forever.

The joker often didn't care if people lived or died, it was really down to how he could mess with them before he killed them. Even harlequin who he manipulated into being infatuated with him he saw as just something to throw away when he was bored of her. Batman has often been the exception because he enjoyed the eternal struggle with him.

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Offline Shiranu

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5013 on: November 07, 2019, 02:35:06 AM »
Midsommar: 9/10.

Made me uncomfortable, fucked with my brain a few times, but overall not as good as the director's previous work on Annihilation. Still, a really fucking good movie to watch while your baked.

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5014 on: November 07, 2019, 05:58:14 AM »
Burning Man redux, no?
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Online Munch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5015 on: November 07, 2019, 08:40:49 PM »


wtf did they do the fred, velma and daphne?

scooby and shaggy look fine
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Offline Baruch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5016 on: November 09, 2019, 08:23:16 PM »
The new Midway ... 9/10.  Main problem is there is too much to cover from June 41 to June 42 to make a watchable movie.  But it did hit all the high points.  Actual documentaries cover the actual combat/leadership problems better of course, but miss the human element.  Most of the characters in the movie were real people, like the movie Gettysburg.  It would take a movie as long as Gettysburg to do the events justice.

No, this is better than Pearl Harbor or even the 1976 Midway movie.
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Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5017 on: November 10, 2019, 06:11:12 AM »
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Midsommar: 9/10.

Made me uncomfortable, fucked with my brain a few times, but overall not as good as the director's previous work on Annihilation. Still, a really fucking good movie to watch while your baked.
I liked Midsommar a lot, but it's not as good in the re-watch because so much of it depends on the surprises.  Annihilation is a better re-watch, because the shimmer never seems to get old for me.  Both leave you trying to make some sense out of what you just saw.  I liked that, but I'd give Midsommar the higher score, because it had a stronger emotional effect on me.  There's something creepy in the juxtaposition of the innocent and the hideous.

Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5018 on: November 11, 2019, 06:59:54 AM »
I was down in the Big Easy last week, so I'm catching up on the movies I missed, both at the Redbox and box office, and I've got some choices to make for tomorrow's "Tightwad Tuesday" at the theaters.  I'm passing on the Terminator after reading the responses here, and even though I own the original trilogy, I never thought that highly of the series.  Dr. Sleep may be interesting, although like Terminator, I never understood the fuss about the Shining.  Without Marvel and DC dominating the theaters every month, I'm going back into my old laid back theater going mode.  There's just nothing happening that I can't live without.  Sure, I'll go to the movies because that's what I do, but not with the high level of excited anticipation when there is a Marvel or DC "happening." I've seen Joker twice so I won't see that again until it comes out on DVD.

Motherless Brooklyn is catching my attention, because it's an Edward Norton project, and I cannot remember a Norton movie that I didn't like.  It may have a film noir aspect that for unknown reasons always interests me.  I may not know what I'm going to see until I get there.  I'm not sure why I wrote this.  It's just coffee thoughts early in the morning.

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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5019 on: November 11, 2019, 07:22:46 AM »
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This is insane, and I love it.

A comic book based movie, with a limited budget, without over the top or any CGI, and a limited cast, without appealing to China's hyper sensitive restrictions, has become the most popular and profitable (by comparison) comic book movie of all time.
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Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5020 on: November 11, 2019, 08:49:41 AM »
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This is insane, and I love it.

A comic book based movie, with a limited budget, without over the top or any CGI, and a limited cast, without appealing to China's hyper sensitive restrictions, has become the most popular and profitable (by comparison) comic book movie of all time.
I read that at some entertainment site and had exactly the same reaction.  And it's from DC after a couple of dismal failures to boot.  I would have expected it to be Marvel, but here's to the underdog!  Well done!

Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5021 on: November 11, 2019, 09:09:42 AM »
I have a friend you occasionally goes to the movies.  He has somewhat unusual tastes, and is rather snobbish about the fact he never saw a Marvel or DC movie of recent years.  Recent years means to me "after the release of Iron Man I," which in my mind, marks the turning point in in a new movie era.

Anyway he gave me a call and asked if I had seen Joker, because he was thinking about going to it.  I was astonished that he was even interested.  I tried not to play it up because I didn't want to meet with his usual disinterest in anything that was popular with the masses, although I did mention that I thought it was brilliant.  A week later, he called me and said he just came back from Joker and raved about the film, getting into details like photography and music, things that I didn't pay a lot of attention to myself.

This Joker thing is a phenomenon.  I don't understand it.  I didn't understand the wide interest in superheroes either, even though I was mesmerized by them personally.  But it's about time.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5022 on: November 11, 2019, 09:37:41 AM »
Welcome to the Clown World of anarcho-syndicalism.
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Offline Hydra009

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5023 on: November 11, 2019, 07:12:46 PM »
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This is insane, and I love it.

A comic book based movie, with a limited budget, without over the top or any CGI, and a limited cast, without appealing to China's hyper sensitive restrictions, has become the most popular and profitable (by comparison) comic book movie of all time.
The crazy thing about this is that I absolutely love this movie (I've seen it three times!) - I love the camera work, I love the acting, I love the drab setwork,  I love the music, I love the dark and disturbing tone, I love the surface-level plot, I love the hidden plot, I love the social/political message, I love the unreliable narration, etc.  I love all of that stuff and I am absolutely amazed this ever saw the light of day, let alone became the #1 R-rated movie this year.

But both the people I've seen it with (I went alone one time) did not like it much at all.  One only understood the surface-level plot and apparently wanted it to be more upbeat (dafuq?!) and the other wanted more of a traditional superhero movie where the Joker is fighting Bats.  Both of them showed up for the Joker and didn't seem to care much Arthur.  Apparently, a poor, downtrodden sod isn't much of a crowdpleaser.  I'm sorely tempted to inform them that that's the point.  A major theme is man's poor treatment of man and Arthur Fleck is a sort of everyman, albeit mentally deranged.
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Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5024 on: November 11, 2019, 09:23:08 PM »
You saw it three times?  I saw it twice.  The only movie I saw three times at the theater was Dr. Strange.

 

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