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9442 No. 9442 [Edit]
I don't think we had a movie thread yet so I wanted to ask, does /tc/ watch movies? What was the last one you saw? Have any good recommendations or favorite genres? Do you like american, european or asian cinema?
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>> No. 9443 [Edit]
I just watched All About Lily Chou-Chou.

It didn't felt good. It didn't felt good at all.
>> No. 9444 [Edit]
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Given the nature of this board I would say it's a pretty obvious choice, but I love Akira Kurosawa. Ikiru made me cry like a little girl ;_;
>> No. 9445 [Edit]
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Last movie I saw was Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train. This movie features the least sympathetic murder victim of all time (not pictured.)
>> No. 9447 [Edit]
Now that I think about it I don't remember when was the last time I've seen a movie...

We had a thread about Cowboys & Aliens just after the move from IB4F and I'm kinda interested. It looks completely retarded and really cheesy - there's a potential 'so bad it's good' candidate here. Also, Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig in such retarded, over-the-top movie sounds great. I'm a fan of B-class horror movies so it's something I'd like to see but leaving my house to got to cinema is a pain... I guess I'll wait for the rips.
>> No. 9448 [Edit]
oh yeah...
that still hasn't come out?
>> No. 9451 [Edit]
The last movie I saw was Horrible Bosses; it was good, but nothing special. I'm hoping to see Harry Potter today, and I have tickets to see 2001 on Thursday.
>> No. 9452 [Edit]
Last one I saw was 300, felt like rewatching it after playing some of the Haruhi of war games back to back.
Wasn't as good the second time around I think, but not bad.
lot more nudity then I remember.
Also heard they're gonna make a sequel, I'm not in the least surprised considering how Hollywood is.
>> No. 9453 [Edit]

It's airing right now.


>Haruhi of war

I dislike the whole Haruhi wordfilter but this is priceless.
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>Haruhi of war
>> No. 9456 [Edit]
I think the last movie I saw (in terms of "latest date of release") was the third jackass film last year. My dad took me to the theater to see it, which was the first time I had been in a movie theater in half a decade and the first time I had left the house in months
>> No. 9459 [Edit]
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>Haruhi of War
More like Angel Beats!
>> No. 9460 [Edit]
I remember I used to love watching movies before I got into anime and manga. Now I barely pay attention to the whole movie scene at all. Sometimes I do bother to see what the hype of certain very popular movies is all about, like Inception or Up, but I get bored watching them and have to try really hard not to just stop watching in the middle. A part of that might have to do with the fact that my attention span's been shot to hell since I'm now more used to watching 20 min anime episodes.

The last movie I watched was the latest Harry Potter movie, which was enjoyable, but that might have to do more with the fact that HP was a favourite of mine in my childhood. The last non-anime movie I watched that I enjoyed thoroughly was... Fantastic Mr. Fox, and that was like, 2 years ago.
>> No. 9462 [Edit]
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Last one I watched was The Eagle.

This film felt really unfinished and anticlimactic (particularly the ending), they won't go into the details of fights but then take extra time to cover uninteresting things on the side or don't explore the relationship between the two main characters when it was the whole point of the movie in the first place.
>> No. 9464 [Edit]
At one point I decided that I should whitewash my interest in anime as an interest in "foreign film", so I watched a bunch of Chinese and Indian movies (and some from western countries too).

Kung Fu movies tend to be good if you like martial arts action. The stores and characters are often cliche and annoying, but there's not much focus on them.

Wuxia movies are good sometimes for the action and if you want to learn a little bit about Chinese historical mythology, although some of them are just plain fantasy. The worst movie I've ever seen (Swordsman 2) was a Wuxia movie.

Bollywood movies are long and tend to be poorly paced (and therefore boring to sit through), but they can be good sometimes. My Name is Khan is about an autistic muslim immigrant from India post-9/11 and has a Forrest Gump vibe to it. Cheesy/poorly acted at points, but definitely worth watching if you like that sort of movie. It doesn't have any musical numbers -- I really want to see a couple more stereotypical Bollywood movies, but good ones.
>> No. 9477 [Edit]
Heroic bloodshed genre. It's basically as mindless as a hollywood action film, but it's better in almost every way.
>> No. 9479 [Edit]
I don't really watch anything that's 3D. Not out of any puritan feelings or anything, just simply there's no real desire to do so. I've been meaning to watch a couple of Japanese movies, but usually lose the will before I find a torrent for them. I'm sure it isn't as hard as finding books (anyone know a good place to find translated Japanese Literature? Like classic full length novels), but I don't run into them during my usual torrent hunts.

Last movie I watched? Dr. Strangelove. Must have been about seven years or so ago though.
>> No. 9490 [Edit]
I saw 2001. It was my first time; I literally waited years, hoping to eventually see it on a big screen, and it was completely worth it.
>> No. 9492 [Edit]
a space odyssey?
>> No. 9494 [Edit]
>> No. 9496 [Edit]
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Very well, then. Now you gotta see Tarkovsky's "Solaris", if you haven't yet; wich one you think is better might decide the vision over cinema (and art) you share.

Both movies, the way they were treaten, althought with very different ideologies, deal with science fiction to adress the same subject: eternity... and that the definitive journey of men, isn't any other than the return to home, to the start, to the principles, to ethic (thus the choosing of the name Odyssey).
>> No. 9497 [Edit]
Actually next on my list is The Tree of Life before it goes out of theaters. I'd like to see Solaris, but it's not playing anywhere, and I don't want to watch it on a TV.
>> No. 9498 [Edit]

Don't worry about that: really good cinema don't need to be seen on a big screen (with surround sound, 3D glasses and shit); art isn't measured in meters.

Post edited on 28th Jul 2011, 3:13am
>> No. 9499 [Edit]
It depends on the movie. If it's story driven, the viewing method doesn't matter as much; I could have watched Horrible Bosses on an iPod and I wouldn't have particularly minded. However, if it's a mood piece that's mainly about the visuals, it should be watched as it was meant to be watched. Something like 2001 HAS to be seen in a theater to get the full effect; everyone in the audience who had only seen it on a small screen couldn't stop talking about how much of a difference it made. I don't know much about Solaris, so it might not matter nearly as much, but I'd still prefer to wait.
>> No. 9507 [Edit]
>it should be watched as it was meant to be watched

It's more about what can you grasp (and judge) from any given exposure to a work: how well you complete it is up to you; I've never been at the Sistine Chapel, but I understand more about Michelangelo's frescos, from books' and personal further analysis, than anyone would just by standing in there and stare at the roof (as they were meant to)...

But do as you please.
>> No. 9508 [Edit]

>Now you gotta see Tarkovsky's "Solaris", if you haven't yet

Don't know about the 1972 adaptation but I heard the fairly recent one (released in 200x) was terrible compared to the novel. ... And if you think about it the novel has got to be decent at least if it got adapted 3 times already. My mom loved it and recommended it to me countless times but I'm not much of a scifi person.
>> No. 9532 [Edit]
>the fairly recent one (released in 200x)

I just watched it. In short: avoid it... The barbarian brothers was less of a trash film than this.

It can't even possibly be called a remake either, so do not be fooled by wiki. Tarkovsky had a legitimate discourse on it's own, wich the stories of his works were always bent towards, merely serving to illustrate it.
>> No. 9542 [Edit]
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Friend (친구) by Kwak Kyung-taek. Its about 4 childhood friends growing up together in 1970s-80's Korea and the different paths their lives take on. If you like films dealing with the topic of friendship, this is worth seeing. The ending really comes as a shock and will definately make you cry a little. One of my favourite films.
>> No. 9543 [Edit]
Tarkovsky, Bergman and Bresson are Haruhis. But there might aswell be some other deities in cinema, I'm not a big enthusiast after all.
>> No. 9544 [Edit]
Where is everyone sourcing their movies from?
>> No. 9545 [Edit]
I get mine from mostly pirate, sometimes iso.
>> No. 9546 [Edit]
torrents, mostly. Taringa sometimes have functioning links for sites like Mediafire and Megaupload, althought they usually have spanish subs attached. Sometimes, of course, when it's either really cheap or worthy for a collector, I have bought them.
>> No. 9547 [Edit]

huh? I never thought I'd see taringa mentioned in an english speaking website.
I'm surprised, though not really pleased.

Post edited on 30th Jul 2011, 5:47am
>> No. 9602 [Edit]
I watched Sucker Punch, truly a terrible movie.

Anyways, lately I've been interested in western films. Mainly by Italians. I watched the "Dollars Trilogy" and plan on seeing Django soon.
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>> No. 9655 [Edit]
I saw The Tree of Life today. I'd say it's a flawed masterpiece; it was really, really good, but I felt distanced from the characters.
>> No. 9670 [Edit]
About a week ago I saw Hobo With a Shotgun.
>> No. 9671 [Edit]
I watched Source Code. It was OK but the ending was horrible
>> No. 9677 [Edit]
What a coincidence, I just saw Moon today. It was great.
>> No. 9739 [Edit]
I watched "Melancholia by Lars Von Trier" premier in may alone in the theatre.
>> No. 9741 [Edit]
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Love Exposure is awesome.
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I used to have my old roommate's friend's Netflix free to mooch off of on my Wii, but I think they changed the password or cancelled the account or something. I know piracy is just as easy, but I'm really gonna miss that convenience.

Anyway, the last thing I actually left the house to see was Captain America. It was pretty much what I expected, but in an imokwiththis.jpg kind of way. Only thing it lacked was an inspiring, long-winded speech from Cap. Hoping the Avengers movie might deliver on that.
>> No. 9801 [Edit]
I saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It was very good; I'm glad it lived up to the expectations.

Post edited on 13th Aug 2011, 3:13am
>> No. 9805 [Edit]
I saw "Downfall". I wasn't that bad.
>> No. 9808 [Edit]
This magnificent bastard... Where has this mentality gone...
>> No. 9892 [Edit]
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Honestly, the only jp movies that I've watched have been horror or the ones where they are not necessarily scary but just kind of make you uncomfortable.

I recently watched Visitor Q, which was quite an enjoyable movie about a dysfunctional family and a stranger that shows up and does stuff. The movie has scat, rape, drug addiction, necrophilia, incest, spraying lactation, and lots of other wholesome and family friendly things.

It was made by the guy who directed Audition which was quite a good horror movie.
>> No. 9911 [Edit]
I really liked Oldboy. The bits where he was still trapped was my favourite.
>> No. 9921 [Edit]
I didn't see much mention of western movies here, but I thought I'd mention I saw 30 minutes or less and rise of the planet of the apes recently.

30 minutes or less was surpirisingly good, I thought it would be a cheap teenage comedy flick but it was well made and had some good action scenes.

The new apes movie, and as a fan of the original movies (I've seen all of the old ones and love them) I have a right to say this. This new movie was awesome. The human actors where lacking, but everything with the apes was amazing. I suggest going to see both of these movies.
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I just saw Blowout. It was very good, but very cheesy; it reminded me a lot of Blue Velvet, minus the David Lynch.
>> No. 9961 [Edit]
I saw green zone yesterday.
Very good move.
I think the guys that made it must have had some real balls to portray Iraq people as actually being human, and not just screaming suicidal camel ridding towel heads as the media usually depicts them.

story is about a US solder leading a squad sent over there to find wmd (weapons of mass destruction) and in doing so, learns a thing or two about what's really going on with the war.

One scene that really stuck out and says a lot here, was the Iraq people taking to the streets in anger just over not having any water to drink, and the next scene shows a US base that's having a pool party in a captured palace with more beer and women in swimsuits then you can count.

Post edited on 24th Aug 2011, 12:31am
>> No. 10196 [Edit]
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Check out Brat (Brother) if you want to see a really good gangster film set in 90's Russia. The main character is a former soldier who goes to St. Petersburg to find his older brother. Great acting & an awesome soundtrack too.
You can watch it on youtube
>> No. 10207 [Edit]
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Saw Cowboys and Aliens yesterday. T'was awesome.
Would you guys say that The Dark Knight is the reason Hollywood dares go big budget on silly, but promising, concepts? I'm having a hard time seeing this movie being made any other decade.
>> No. 10209 [Edit]
What does The Dark Knight have to do with anything?
>> No. 10210 [Edit]
Because it was such a giant hit. Itt contained a scene where a man dressed as a bat interrogates a clown and it was all serious. It won an Oscar.
I think the movie made mainstream audiences more open to weird concepts. Of course TDK didn't do it singehandedly but I belive it made the biggest impact.
>> No. 10211 [Edit]
You know, that wasn't the first batman movie, and the other's didn't exactly do poorly.
and actually, it was the opposite of weird, it was normal and realistic compared to the batman movies that came before it, the dark night (and it's prequel 'batman-begins') was specially designed to be less weird, not more wired.
Besides that, superhero movies are nothing new, and certainly not viewed as being a strange concept.
Try watching the 1989 Batman Movie which had the same 'clown' character from the dark night, then try saying the dark night was silly.
Or try Batman forever, which has the same character with that burn to his face, or as he's more commonly know, two face.
>> No. 10212 [Edit]
The Batman reboots have just been fantastic movies; they weren't created specifically to be weird but serious. Cowboys & Aliens was made because it had Spielberg backing it, and people will see anything with his name attached to it, regardless of the fact he hasn't had a good movie in ages. It's not even a weird concept; it's just a slight twist on an old genre. But recent films like Dogtooth; those would never be produced in Hollywood, even in its most experimental phase.
>> No. 10213 [Edit]
Oh I'm well aware of those movies and your points are valid. I'm just thinking in a time span of the last few years.
>> No. 10214 [Edit]
I don't really think Hollywood cares about a few years, some films might go into 8+ years of development, from the time the idea gets pitched to the producers, to the time it hits the theaters.
>> No. 10215 [Edit]

>The Batman reboots have just been fantastic movies

I thought the first one was horseshit and I fell asleep midway through if memory serves. I didn't expect the second one to be any better and boy was I surprised.
>> No. 10558 [Edit]
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Hideaki Anno's "Shiki Jitsu":

Images, especially animation, simply embody our personal and collective fantasies, manipulating selected information and fictional constructs. Even live-action film, recording actuality, does not correspond to reality. Conversely, reality, co-opted by fiction, loses its value... "The inversion of reality and fiction" -none of this matters to me anymore. My consciousness, my reality, my subject, all converge in her [...] But, my behaviour is really no more than a excuse for my inability to communicate except through images. [...] What do I want from this reality I share with her?...
(350.3 MB rough quality, but watchable)

Very much like TV-only Evangelion: similar aesthetics and discourse, hauntingly beautiful and brilliant development, but pitiful ending. This movie is old, from 2000; but now I just really hope -if anything- that Rebuild won't re-take this old dubious fancy of him -who otherwise I consider a genius- for psychoanalysis as a solution for anything.
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I just watched Love&Pop (1998), wich tells the story of a highschool girl doing enjo kousai for one day. It was based on a Murakami's novel, whom I still have to read though, so I don't really know at what extent it gets biased by Anno's own and most personal thematics; but it felt quite diferent, alright.

Overall good, but nothing really impressive at this point; back in time, I guess, it must have been way more shocking.
>> No. 10862 [Edit]
Does anyone here watch any Japanese television outside of Kamen Rider and Supa Sentai?

I'd like to try out some live-action Japanese television. Does anyone know of subbing groups and bittorrent trackers that carry these shows? Are there any charts about recent television series like we have with upcoming anime?

Thanks in advance.
>> No. 10873 [Edit]
What I've found is this batch of sites:

It's not organized with charts, and it's general Asian stuff (including Korean dramas etc.), but it does have some subbed Japanese stuff.
>> No. 11289 [Edit]
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I just saw Drive. Fantastic movie.

I was tempted to refer to it as "action," because that's how it's being marketed, but it's really not. It's a slow, character-driven thriller with short, explosive bursts of violence.
>> No. 11290 [Edit]
wow, thought this thread had died of old age.

Last films I saw was a few months back, the transformers series.
what a pile of horse shit that was.
each was more centered around the military/humans then the last, which each female actress looking like they just got off the set of Jersey shore or some porno, and for something some people like to call kids movies, they sure have a crap ton of sexual innuendos, it's like everyone is in heat.
The first half of the first movie was about the main human trying to get laid, and they don't try to hide it or imply it, they also got the robots themselves involved in this, having one of the robots humping the main skank at one point in the second movie, giving another one large metallic testicles, and even having one transform into a human, who trys to rape the main character.

I think it really not so subtly showcases the hatred the west has for robots, and not just becuase the robots take second stage to the human military who are the ones that save the day, besides the fact the main auto bot is mute for no good reason, it mainly sends the message that the only good robot, is one being used as a weapon by humans as to destroy other robots, which is how they're treated in these movies, and this is clearly shown in the second film, in which they keep the autobots locked up in a cage until the humans find some decepticons for them to go hunt and kill.
but in the third movie, they don't even need the autobots anymore, most of the decepticons are killed by humans.
Oh and the designs are ass ugly, I get why they wanted to change the designs, to make then seem newer more high tech alien like, but mainly merchandising, ie new toys.
during the few times they are on screen, it's hard to fallow what's going on, sometimes it'll look like what happens when you toss tin cans into a blender.
I also couldn't help but notice their robot modes are always damaged scraped up and dirty, but the car modes always look brand new and clean. (I wonder if this also has to do with the hate of robots, hmm..)

I truly hope they don't make another.
>> No. 11291 [Edit]
>I truly hope they don't make another.

>> No. 11292 [Edit]
The crazy music in Love Exposure was awesome.

I recently watched a a French movie called Amelie. It was the best movie I've seen in a while.
>> No. 11293 [Edit]
Can't say I'm surprised, I just wish idiots would stop giving them money for(supporting) this crap.
>> No. 11294 [Edit]
I watched "Halloween" for the first time on the 31st.

It was more comical than frightening and it had possibly the stupidest main character I've ever seen.
>> No. 11343 [Edit]
This girl invited me to a sort of awkward double date to see one of those movies many years ago. I had no idea it was going to be something like that, but I should have known. After it was over, she asked me if I had a fun time, and I said "I don't particularly enjoy watching people being brutally murdered." I was just trying to make a joke, and everyone sort of politely laughed it off, but she never spoke to me again. Smooth as fuck.
>> No. 11389 [Edit]
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Harry Potter and the deathly hallows part 2
I was not satisfied ,the entire movie felt like it had been cramped into a 2h10min rush exactly like the first part. There never was a emotional moment to explain anything only BOOOMBOOMPAWW Voldemort dead!½

do not click the spoiler window.
>> No. 11390 [Edit]
I just had to when you told me not to.;_;
>> No. 11391 [Edit]
The book was rushed, too.

I loved part 1, but part 2 was just okay.
>> No. 11406 [Edit]
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I saw Transformers too, it was pretty bad, very cliche and predictable. What's up with the sexual tension and the lame jokes. Very predictable robots + good guys beat some generic bad guys. Waste of money imo. I don't care much for CGI also, but seems like everyone now is using it.
Now this is a good classic scifi movie. Will never get tired of rewatching the Terminator.
>> No. 11408 [Edit]
T2 is way better
>> No. 11409 [Edit]
Fuck, the Weasleys sure age like shit...
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>> No. 11416 [Edit]

Deathly Hallows was actually the second book written, everything else was in between.
>> No. 11419 [Edit]
Which would explain why it was rushed.
>> No. 13446 [Edit]
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The Virgin Suicides,Jailbait The Movie Sofia Coppola

Could not make a proper description but it is about longing for something that you could never have.

call me a traitor but I got a short crush on the oldest sister
>> No. 13448 [Edit]
I love all sorts of movies, but horror is my favorite, and Asian horror specifically. I don't know about Euro horror, but American horror is just tits and slashing nowadays.

Hm. A good movie that I would recommend would probably be... Hard Candy. I watched it years ago, and still remember almost all of it.
>> No. 13449 [Edit]
One of my recent favorites is Cashback.

I'm also a big fan of Korean cinema. Check out the Vengeance trilogy (Lady Vengeance, Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance), The Man from Nowhere, and the Chaser in particular.
>> No. 13453 [Edit]
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I hadn't seen a movie for about two years now, but then I watched this. It's a masterpiece, literally, everything is made so well.
>> No. 13455 [Edit]
Saw that a few weeks ago. The scenarios/backgrounds/whatever are really gorgeous for that time. The whole clash of classes setting is sort of a turn off for me, though.
Still, the only silent movie to get me interested until the end.

Also, it made me think of how much history has been lost to us. The movie is barely a century old and some parts are gone for good it seems. But that should go to the ponderings thread.

Post edited on 24th Feb 2012, 9:58am
>> No. 13457 [Edit]
I might be wrong but I think the lost material has been found recently.
>> No. 13459 [Edit]
Recently when? The footage found in 2008 from an Argentinian copy was heavily damaged and in a lower quality tape, it's pretty evident on the 2010 release when footage from it comes into the screen. If I'm not mistaken there are at least two scenes which aren't present in said release because they were either too damaged to be restored or just still missing. And AFAIK it's still the latest release.
>> No. 13462 [Edit]
I think we are talking about the same copy 4 years already, time really flies but I was under the impression that the reels contained all the material but the publisher judged that it is not good enough for release. So it would mean all the material exists but it is just not released. On the other hand if it was not released it had to be in really poor condition so I am not sure if it should be counted as existing.

But again, I might be wrong as I don't really follow movie news.
>> No. 13518 [Edit]
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How long is your copy? I own an mp4 of that recently found, allegedly complete and fully restored version; it is 2hr 30'(11'')...

I'm a huge fan of the film >>/fig/1651
>> No. 13532 [Edit]
The one I have is one hour and fifty six minutes. I wonder what I lost from not watching the full version of it. Suddenly I feel like going after it.
>> No. 13533 [Edit]
The last full movie I watched was Blade Runner maybe around 2 months ago. I tend to download lots of movies, never get around to watching them and delete them when I need more hard drive space only to repeat the cycle.

When I do watch I've basically been sticking to older movies (pre 2000) and 'classics'. I by no means have good taste and it's probably irrational but it really seems like movies are crap these days.
>> No. 13534 [Edit]
You are right, actually, movies are complete crap these days safe from very rare exceptions.
>> No. 13593 [Edit]
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I watch a live-action movie maybe once every 2 months or so. Mostly European stuff, although sometimes Hollywood churns out something interesting too. I also watch Japanese movies on occasion, but to be honest that's more for practicing the language, because while I love anime, I don't like their live-action cinema much apart from a few select jewels. I've seen a few Bollywood and Mainland Chinese movies, but liked none of them.
I generally like films with historical and science fiction settings.

The last 3 movies I watched were
-Dante 01 (France 2008), good but depressing sci-fi movie about an experimental prison in space

-Occult Forces (France 1943), anti-Freemasonry film produced during the German occupation. Very interesting, and great production values considering it was filmed during the height of WW2. You can find it on youtube.

-Cargo (Switzerland 2009), post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie about a cargo ship en route to paradise. Atmosphere similar to Alien. Fun to watch, despite the bad actor in the female lead.
>> No. 13657 [Edit]
I went to an advance screening of Project X last night.

It was amusing in that "metric ton of hot teenage tits" way, but it was more or less a 90 minute rap video.

Not worth paying to see.
>> No. 13752 [Edit]
I saw Kagemusha recently. It was kind of fun to see Oda Nobunaga playing 16th century Kenichi Smith because I've been following Hyogue Mono as well.
>> No. 14020 [Edit]
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Watched Perfect Blue exciting movie but the end was somewhat confusing on what really happend. And I guess most of us have the reaction of brutally killing other people when our waifu is tarnished.

there is no movie thread on anime

Post edited on 23rd Mar 2012, 5:03pm
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OK, I just watched This Is Not A Movie. Reviewers apparently bashed it and, in regard of some of the content, I'm positive several dudes on /tc/ would utterly hate it. And, well, it isn't Tarkovsky, ok, by any means; but, Edward Furlong looking like shit and all (namely: Olallo's -ironic- showing of rather radiophonic/podcast narrative resources), I overall loved it...

Guess it's just that I as well dig (poor) black humor and monological shitty fauxlosophy, alright.

Post edited on 9th Jun 2012, 2:02am
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Battle Royale

Amazing and I feel even more fortunate not to be in high school anymore.
>> No. 17122 [Edit]
Watched Justice League: Doom the other night.

It felt more like a longer episode of the old Bruce Timm JL/JLU series than a movie though. Not saying I mind. I was pleasantly surprised they got the old JL cast for damn near every character.

Overall, nothing particularly amazing, but a decent watch. Good action, ok writing, lots of Batman having a contingency plan for fucking everything.

Also, a nice scene of Bats punching his way out of the grave all Kill Bill vol. 2-like.
>> No. 17130 [Edit]
watched the 3 men in black movies recently. not exactly sure why...
first one was decent, second one felt far to dumb and childish, third one was alright I guess, but that out of nowhere mellow drama at the end was awful.
>> No. 17173 [Edit]
The first movie was pretty funny and the general premise was interesting, but the other two just bored me.
>> No. 17176 [Edit]
The type of humor used in the first movie was just better I think. in the second and third were like live action cartoons. it's like they turned them into kids movies. can't say it's surprising though, since there actually was a cartoon series. first movie had that stuff in there as well, but it wasn't so overblown and infested with CG
>> No. 17372 [Edit]
The last movie I saw was Dark Shadows in theaters some months ago. Near the beginning there was a very nice sequence documenting a trip by train and VW bus with Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues in the background. You can view it here: (3D human warning). The rest of the movie was middling.
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A bit ago I tried watching all of the planet of the apes movies. I can't believe they made so many of those movies. Jesus, each one of them was more idiotic than the last.
The first one wasn't 'that' bad in the moronic department aside from inexplicable drastic change in the earth's environment over a relatively short time(nukes don't create mountains.)
But then in the second one you get a race of supposedly hyper intelligent evolved forms of human, who worship a rocket underground. and while they have project thoughts and images to others, creating huge elaborate and realistic illusions, can't hide their front door worth a shit or invent themselves some weapons to defend themselves, and they use the missile to blow up the planet. oh but it got real fun starts in the third movie, when they actually send some of the apes back in time to the 70s using the old busted rocket from the first movie, they eventually tell the humans about the future, how apes rule man and how it starts after pets all die so people take up apes as pets but then rebel on their masters and take over, which leads into the next movie in which pets have all died, apes have magically become more human like over just a few years and the humans train apes to be their servants. they actually train the apes that they've been told will rule them! so after the apes start a war with humans which leaves the world all nuked to hell you got a small pack of humans and apes living together (humans being treated sorta like slaves at this point) a battle brakes out between the apes and the insane humans that were found to still be living in the radioactive ruins of the city's, who attack the apes with superior weapons but have no clue how to use them and lose. but the ape leader has a change of heart and decides to free the humans and live with them as equals, after another ape killed his son.. by cutting the tree branch he was standing on.
The remake done around 2000 wasn't nearly as stupid as the previous movies, wasn't bad but sure had a wtf ending. The one made a few years ago was actually pretty good, easy the best one of the series I think. that's probably the only one of the movies that I'd ever possibly recommend.
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I watched Mysterious Skin last night. Damn. About child abuse and the effects they have on the children in later life. Pretty heartbreaking, and I didn't think I'd actually feel as uncomfortable as it made me.
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I just watched Outland. Some of the violence and sex was a tad distasteful, but the visuals were great, it sounded nice and explosive decompression is always a classy way of increasing the bodycount.

The one made a few years ago? You mean Rise of the Planet of the Apes from 2011?

I liked the first Apes movie and the 2011 reboot. The lab nonsense in the latter wasn't too fun, but since the apes are now in the wild, sequels won't have that particular bit of absurdity. Probably. Hopefully.
>> No. 18244 [Edit]
Not long ago I saw the movie 'They Live' for the first time. Haruhi damn that was rad. I remember always passing it up in the video store years back becuase of the corny looking cover. But just as well, I think the message of the movie would have been completely lost on me back then, and I feel it's just as prevalent now as when it was made.
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I just watched Lars Von Trier's The End of Evang... -I mean: Melancholia...

Well done.

Not nearly as good as Dogville or Antichrist, but plot promised and plot delivered. And it didn't lack of Tarkovsky references this time either.
>> No. 18280 [Edit]
I tried watching the first 4 resident evil movies over the past few days.
Haruhi... these movies are just so awful so many ways... I can't count how many times I asked 'why' while watching them, there's just so many plot holes and things that make absolutely no sense at all and don't get answered.
why didn't the bag and the device in side it get destroyed in the Lazar hallway?
why would split up and leave a news reporter who has never fired a gun in her life to fed for herself during a zombie outbreak?
why didn't that sniper try shooting the nemesis in it's head? why is alice so insistent on killing off what is essentially the the majority of the surviving human race? solders working for umbrella are people too you know, have you stopped to think that maybe they're just doing what they're told to do and don't really have much of anything to do with the outbreak? half the time they don't even seem that interested in fighting back and just stand around waiting to be killed. but of course they give them all dark helmets to hide their humanity.
Why would these solders be so willing to put their lives on the line for a company in a world were money is only used anymore for creating shotgun ammo?(seriously)
why did humans dying off cause the world to become a desert planet? wouldn't humans going away be beneficial to plant life?
why is there a giant zombie with a ridiculously large axe hammer thing with a bag over his head? where did he even get that thing? did they think people wouldn't notice the silent hill resemblance? why do people and zombies keep appearing out of thin air? one minute there's no nothing around, next second there's a horde of zombies or solders around you. wtf?
Why did they bother introducing an army of super solder alice clones at the end of one movie if they were just going to discard them all at the start of the next movie?
Why was Westley able to dodge bullets like a matrix agent one minute, but acted like he was glued to the floor when 'fighting' Alice?
why why why, I could go on and on...

these movies completely feel like they're written and directed by 16 year old boys for 16 year old boys.
During the action sequence near the start of the forth movie I kept expecting the camera to zoom out and reveal it as some sort of joke movie that the real characters were watching, but it never did.. I can't believe they actually made a fifth movie recently, but I'm not surprised. but I've had enough of this shit and can't watch any more of it.
Oh, and I really dislike the character Alice in these films.
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This movie was brilliant. It made you hate every single Haruhidamn character. They are all inconsiderate, obnoxious, passive-aggressive yuppies. So you really sympathized with the depressed girl's feelings of "everything is shit, it's gonna be awesome when everyone dies." Even though she was a massive cunt also. But it was nice to have someone mirror my attitude in an apocalypse movie.

The only half way likable character was Jack Bauer. And he summed up the characters pretty well in the picture. (spoilered for 3d)

I didn't think they would have the balls to kill everyone. I was pleasantly surprised.
>> No. 18336 [Edit]
You want another why? Try the scene in Extinction where she meets those psychos or whatever they were supposed to be. I literally had no clue what was going on. It didn't help that I was under the influence. I thought I had accidentally put in another Milla Jovovich movie.

Fuck the RE movies. They made me hate myself for watching them. The first one was okay, and that's me being generous/viewing it through nostalgia goggles.
>> No. 18343 [Edit]
If it wasn't for TC, I wouldn't have understood that either.
during one post apocalyptic thread here, someone claimed they would kidnap someone, lock them in a cage, and use them as bait while they kill people who come to help so he could steal any supplys they might have.
I guess the people at the start of the third movie were doing something like that? but it really doesn't explain how they were able to set up everything they did, with the dogs and caged up zombies and such, and how they got them into their respective cages. also made me wonder why there are so many zombie dogs in these movies. it also doesn't make much since that they would be hold up there after Alice got done explaining that all survivors in the RE world stayed on the move, because hordes of zombies would eventually gather.
They also seemed oddly enthusiastic about feeding people to zombies. you'd think people like that would die off pretty quick.

which begs another question, if the T virus can easily mutate and spread by water air contact or whatever, and it already spread around the world, how are there still people not effected? wouldn't it mean they have some sort of immunity? and if they do, why do they still turn if bitten? if it's because of zombies making there way out of the first lab area and biting people, why were the burred dead coming back to life in that cemetery?
also, how the hell did zombies dig their way into a prison? aren't prisons designed to prevent people from digging their way out? and how does umbrella still have unlimited resources after the economies of the world have collapsed? why are they still working on biological weapons when most people on the planet are already dead anyway? who would they even sell the stuff too? does umbrella even have any goals other than just being evil? seems like the cost of manufacturing alone out wights any profit they might make.
how did they know what chopper the guy was gonna take at the end of the forth movie? there were like a two dozen there, what if he took a different one? and why was that bomb left in plane sight and not secured in place? the thing might as well have had big red arrows pointing to it.
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Saw the movie Buried a bit ago, damn good film.
I never would have thought a full length movie that takes place from start to finish inside of a small wooden box would be so interesting.
>> No. 18453 [Edit]
I'm feeling uncomfortable just looking at that picture.
>> No. 18572 [Edit]

I loved that movie. The ending really got to me.
>> No. 18573 [Edit]
I was just thinking the same thing
>> No. 18647 [Edit]
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I've never watched films that much which made a bit embarrassed, quite unnecessarily though since only time I ever talk about films is when my sister brings it up and she isn't exactly the biggest film connoisseur, so I started a project to watch all those classics (aka how-the-fuck-have-you-not-seen-this-yet films) like Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, Haruhifather I&II, 2001: A Space Odyssey and so on.

I have to confess that I didn't really enjoy them that much. I acknowledge that they were good films, but yeah. Maybe it was the atmosphere of "you have to like this or you're crazy" ...or maybe they just weren't my thing.

A lot of good has come out of this project though, pretty much from the moment on when I stopped looking at imdb's top 250 and just tried stuff that sounded interesting. I discovered Park Chan-wook and through him the Korean film scene. My other new-found obsession is films of British Empire, Napoleonic era and stuff close to it like: Zulu, Master & Commander, Waterloo, Barry Lyndon, John Adams miniseries, Hornblower and Sharpe TV films.

I think my greatest discovery was Takeshi Kitano though. Hana-bi, Zatoichi and Violent Cop were great, but Sonatine is probably the best film I've ever seen, I would like to describe it as "Yakuza dudes doing cute Yakuza things". Park Chan-wook's Joint Security Area is my other contender to the top spot.
>> No. 18656 [Edit]
What Zatoichi did you watch?
>> No. 18657 [Edit]
I'm a little curious myself. I own a Zatoichi movie and stuff.

I can't think of anything other than that at the end he said something about "even with both eyes open, you still fail to see what's right in front of you" or something like that. Also, it was a pretty funny movie.
>> No. 18659 [Edit]
I saw Drive yesterday. I liked it. Reminded me of Valhalla Rising, with the explosive bursts of violence, slow pacing and a protagonist who likes to stare at people.
>> No. 18666 [Edit]
I've liked what I've seen of him so far. I haven't seen Sonatine, though. Hana-bi was really good, and I remember Violent Cop being interesting just for how emotionless Kitano looks before he commits acts of violence. My favorite part was where he kicked that guy down the flight of stairs without any warning.

Have you seen Outrage? It's a pretty straightforward yakuza movie where a bunch of guys kill each other, but Kitano is one of the main characters and he's his usual self. I liked it.
>> No. 18675 [Edit]
Outrage would be next on my list. Damn, I'm out of Kitano films soon. I need to find a new source of Yakuza stuff.

Also, Go was pretty interesting film since Zainichi Koreans and the relationship between Japan and Korea are pretty interesting subjects. In anime and manga closest I've got to that is Sun Ken-Rock, but it's exactly the opposite of what I want in the sense that in Sun Ken-Rock the main character is Japanese and the story is set in Korea.
>> No. 18802 [Edit]
Last movie I watched was Hellbound: Hellraiser 2, I liked it more than the first one and it had a few cool scenes but it didnt give me anything special, worth watching though I guess.

I love asian romance movies but it has been a while since I saw one that impressed me, I think I have seen most of the good ones. In general I like anything that tries hard to be really emotional, which was what made me get into asian romance, and now I dont know where to look for even harder stuff so I dont watch as many movies as I used to.
>> No. 18810 [Edit]
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Oh and for recommendations, here's a list I made a while back of asian romance movies thats actually worth watching even for someone who doesnt care about the genre in particular. Be With You is my favourite, followed by In the Mood For Love and 3-Iron.
>> No. 18823 [Edit]
I watched Planet Terror. It was ridiculously fun. If you ever enjoyed a zombie movie, I highly recommend it.
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This movie hit me harder than expected.
>> No. 19765 [Edit]
Why Voices of a Distant Star and not 5cmps? That makes no sense.
>> No. 19767 [Edit]
Maybe he dig the first one more. But I preffer 5cmps as well.
>> No. 19768 [Edit]
Same reason Clannid keeps finding it's way on anime lists and the much better Kanon doesn't. People are sheep who gravitate towards whatever is more popular, and Voices of a Distant Star isn't as popular or well known as 5cm.
>> No. 19769 [Edit]
No, no. I think you have it backwards. Voices is on the list. 5cm isn't.
>> No. 19778 [Edit]
I watched men in black 3 the other day. It was better than 2, but that's not really a high bar
>> No. 19780 [Edit]
I saw it not that long ago and thought the same
( >>17130 )
>> No. 19955 [Edit]
Not a particularly huge fan of movies, but I really love Eraserhead, 200 Motels, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (though the book was better).
>> No. 19956 [Edit]
Well, 1st and 3rd are pretty damned good movies (2nd still don't know).
>> No. 19969 [Edit]
what was wrong about that pic?
>> No. 19970 [Edit]
>> No. 19974 [Edit]
It was a screencap of one of the greatest moments of "One flew over the cuckoos's nest", posted at the film thread, portraying nothing but 2 men bonding by talk in a corridor. Are you really gonna be that absurd?

Post edited on 10th Jan 2013, 12:29am
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>> No. 20121 [Edit]
i watched this short film about the: APOCALYPSE DONT THINK !
>> No. 20130 [Edit]
I've recently been getting into some weirder stuff.

Michael Snow, Paul Sharits, Stan Brakhage, Ed Emshwiller, James and John Whitney, Raoul Servais, Ralph Steiner. That stuff.
>> No. 20160 [Edit]
I watched Melancholia after eating a sandwich a couple of weeks ago.

The first half made me believe I had chosen the worst possible movie to watch while under the influence. The second half payed off.

I developed a bit of a crush on Kirsten Dunst's character. I like spoiled rich girls, I guess. Plus, she was the only level-headed one in the movie. Although, can being depressed as shit, and accepting the inevitable destruction of the world be considered "level-headed"?

The ending really blew my mind. It was too much to bear. I had no idea why that had happened, and eventually passed out with a weird feeling in the back of my head. It got me thinking "what would I do in that situation?". I'd probably Kiefer Sutherland myself. It's also worth noting that I only remember the character Claire's name. What were the other's names? It doesn't matter, but yeah.......

The first half made me wonder what the fuck I was doing watching it. It was, watching Kirsten Dunst be a spoiled bitch with cold feet, and her husband trying so hard to get her excited. And Kiefer Sutherland's character being so tsun for her. But the tail-end made me like the characters and such, and the second half, as I said, paid off.

Also watched Super 8 that night. Nice cinematography, poor storyline. And I mean, terribad. But I wasn't expecting a good one, so fuck it. Some shots were like "WOW". Others were like "Whoaa". Cool movie.
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Jack Bauer dying was just wrong. Also, it like a 24 feature film is going to be made.
>> No. 20284 [Edit]
So I just watched Lars and The Real Girl because somehow it was recommended to me in Netflix. It's strange, really. I can't seem to focus on the movie because I keep feeling I'm going to be in something similar to Lars' predicament. I mean, I've always wanted a Dollfie Dream.... and I've thought about getting something similar to a lifesize doll. Anyway, the movie I thought was great. The way people were playing along was a great idea, I thought they would've went the easy way and brought him to a hospital right away.
>> No. 20285 [Edit]
Watched "The Book of Eli"
seemed like it could have been decent, up until half way in when I realized it was just religious propaganda. 'The Book' was a bible, and the film not so subtly suggest that religion is the only thing that can save humanity, and the lack of it will bring about the end of society as we know it and will make people into violent uncaring savages.
In my opinion it completely ruined an otherwise decent film, and I resent that Hollywood would put out movies like this. we're coming to a time of enlightenment thanks to the internet, and becuase people are becoming educated religion is losing it's power on us. last thing we need is more propaganda trying to scare people into holding onto that crap. I find it grossly offensive and if I saw this in a movie theater I'd have walked out on it and demanded a refund.

Post edited on 27th Jan 2013, 4:17am
>> No. 20316 [Edit]
Today I watched Videodrome.
That was amazing.
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Last night I saw The Quiet Earth.
Decent film about a guy who wakes up to find he's the last man on earth.too bad that ended up not being true and other people show up to ruin the party.
>> No. 20796 [Edit]
Does anybody have a good list of movies that should be watched? I've only recently actually gotten into movies and have only watched Videodrome and Drive so far.
>> No. 20806 [Edit]

This list is a fairly solid place to begin. If you're looking for more eclectic/arthouse cinema then there should be a website out there that would be happy to help you out.
>> No. 20809 [Edit]
Yes, I am looking for more wonderful, bizarre films with that feeling of wonder, adventure and mystery rather than just whatever's been the most popular. I should've clarified, my bad.
But thanks, I might be able to find something interesting there.
>> No. 20811 [Edit]
That website also has a lot of user generated lists that are a lot more specific. You can also search by genre.

If you're looking for heavier stuff, maybe give El Topo, Eraserhead, Les Diabolique, Re-Animator, American Beauty, A Clockwork Orange, A Scanner Darkly and Visitor Q (this one is pretty nasty) a try. You could also check out TV series like The Twilight Zone and Twin Peaks.
>> No. 20813 [Edit]
Thank you. I found a list that had a few interesting ones and started downloading A Clockwork Orange around an hour ago.
Thanks for those recommendations, I'll check them out, too. I've heard good things about a few of those.
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I just watched Rashomon.
I had never watched a Kurosawa film before.
I cried.
It was brilliant.
>> No. 20989 [Edit]
I still haven't seen one that has matched There Will Be Blood.
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I´ve rewatched "Yojimbo the Bodyguard" recently, my second favorite movie of all time. Just love every second of it.
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I caved in and ended up watching Wreck-it Ralph.

Thank Haruhi I didn't go see it in theaters because it had a scene near the end that made me cry.
>> No. 21008 [Edit]
The first Kurosawa movie I saw was Seven Samurai. Kind of a weeby choice, but it was amazing. I was one of those people who was turned off from movies prior to the 80's, back then. Black and white struck me as strange, but now I find it really almost enjoyable. Seven Samurai changed my mind completely. It made me cry as well. Kind of. I teared up at the end. I don't even know why. Or, I do, but it's embarrassing to admit to so I won't do it.

You want to cry for hours, watch Ikiru, which someone mentioned in the beginning of the thread. It made me sob like a child each time I saw it (three times so far).

A few nights ago (or maybe one night who knows) I watched "Gaichu", a Japanese movie from 2001 (?) that has a Wikipedia page that lacks detail to the point where it might as well not even exist. It features the song "I Don't Know" by Number Girl, who are one of my favorite bands, and possibly one of the best bands from Japan in general. The PV is basically a trailer for the movie (also terribly spoiler-filled as I came to find out). Despite basically knowing the framework of the story, I was still pretty surprised at how it ended, and what happened throughout. It's also shot very well, for a Japanese movie from the early-00's, that appears to be independent as fuck on top of that. I'd say those are handicaps. But there's no "Mexican soap-opera" vibe to it that some non-Western movies get.

Some parts are really subtle, and it's probably going to take me more than one viewing to get a more fleshed-out opinion on it.

I also saw Part 1 of Che, which is actually excellent. I'm not usually into biopics, but this is fantastic stuff. Part 2 runs a little slow, though.
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>I also saw Part 1 of Che, which is actually excellent.
If I remember well, those movies were around the apologetic/heroic and highly biased view of Che that roots in Pierre Kalfon and Paco Ignacio Taibo II biographies of him. However: Benicio del Toro makes anything believable and top tier: he's such a damned good actor; he steals any scene that he appears on Julian Schnabel's Basquiat (another piece that works well -even great- as a movie but pathetically as a biography).
>> No. 21012 [Edit]
Benicio del Toro definitely carries almost everything in the movie, yeah. He's definitely a top-tier actor. I also find it appealing how it's so much better looking than movies that have double (or more than double) it's budget. Some shots are just "Damn, nigga."

The first part is based around an autobiography, so it's obviously going to take the view of "I, Ernesto Guevara, am awesome". Not sure about the second part. I know he dies at the end.
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So I was really bored a few nights ago and marathon'd the original Star Wars Trilogy. (The unedited rips. Han shot first, Jabba wasn't a CGI mess, no Hayden Christensen cameo, all that shit.)

While they're not exactly as amazing as I remember them from when I was a kid, it was still a pretty fun little nostalgic romp. Hell, it put me in the mood to dust off some of the franchise's old games for a bit (Dark Forces, Shadows of the Empire, Rogue Squadron, Rebel Assault II, etc.) while I was at it.

Made me think about reading more into the expanded universe stuff too, like the Dark Horse comics. Probably not the novels though, I'm pretty sure that's where my attention span would draw the line.

Anyway, nowhere near deserving of some of the hype it gets, but still good stuff. Almost made me forget the prequel trilogy existed. Almost.
>> No. 21041 [Edit]
What do you think of this?
>> No. 21045 [Edit]
Can't say I'm persuaded to get a Kinect. I chuckled heartily though.
>> No. 21049 [Edit]
I always thought that video got kind of a bum rap. Sure, it's not the kind of game most Star Wars fans will be playing, but it looks just campy and self-aware enough that it seems the developers are big Star Wars fans themselves. It's hardly the worst thing to happen to Star Wars.
>> No. 21099 [Edit]
Finally saw One flew over the cuckoos's nest.
I hate to admit it but it really had be choking and tearing up at the end. which is something I haven't felt in years, not even when my mother's husband died a few months ago. It was a really good movie but even though I'm sure nuthouses have changed a lot since the late 60s, the idea of possibly getting sent to one scares the shit out of me. I've got a mental health court case thing coming up in two weeks to determine if I'm legally nuts or not, so the movie really got to me.
>> No. 21114 [Edit]
It's not a list of my favourites but I didn't put anything on there that I didn't like myself, and to me 5cm per second just wasn't romantic, it was nice to look at but not much more. All I saw was Voices of a Distant Star stretched out to 2 hours and filled with pretty backgrounds instead of more feelings.
I don't really think VoaDS belongs on it since its a short movie but it was the one case where I just couldnt get over how much I liked it and wanted other people to like it.

I recently watched Worlds Greatest Dad, it wasn't as good as Kermode made it sound, the concept is fantastic but the movie is not mean spirited and raw enough.
>> No. 21115 [Edit]
I agree, voices was a lot better. I could never understand why all the attention always went to 5cm
>> No. 21130 [Edit]
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Cool World (1992)

This has to be the closest thing to TC the movie.
>> No. 21141 [Edit]
I disagree.
>> No. 21142 [Edit]
yeah, too bad movie studios hacked up the original idea and fucked Bakshi so badly he hasn't made a movie since.

Cool World is the epitome of how movie executives can fuck over an artist.
>> No. 21143 [Edit]
Oh yeah it was shit alright.

Do share your alternatives.
>> No. 21158 [Edit]
I think it has something to do with relatability, they see 5cm per second and think "this is just like my own shitty life! ; _; this is so sad... this movie makes me feel, it must be a good one!"
And that some might not be able to take in the pure melodrama that is VoaDS. I on the other hand have never seen any movie or show that tried to be sad and dramatic hard enough to satisfy me, I really wish someone would try to push the boundaries of melodrama.
>> No. 21163 [Edit]
>I really wish someone would try to push the boundaries of melodrama.
How about CLANNAD A.S. or Madoka?
>> No. 21164 [Edit]
In Clannad it was over too quickly, should've thrown a couple more sad moments at us and rolled around in the sadness a lot more, like Saikano (heavily flawed show/manga in a lot of ways but I admire how much it heaped disaster over its characters)
And Madoka, I think Sailor Moon did everything Madoka did and much more, the last few episodes of Sailor Stars are to me a lot more heartbreaking than the ending of Madoka, too bad they chickened out at the last minute.

1 Litre of Tears, now thats good melodrama, but I still want much more sadness and drama than that.
>> No. 21259 [Edit]
You should check out a few American soap operas. No, really.
>> No. 21263 [Edit]
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>Cool World is the epitome of how movie executives can fuck over an artist.

I've been trying to think of others.. 'Cool World' and 'The Thief and The Cobbler' are the only two that come to mind. It's a shame because the amount of technical animation in that movie rivals that of most Anime and Disney flicks.

Anyone else think of some films of similar ilk?
(as in movie studios fucking over filmmakers)
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My late night motion picture was Thriller A Cruel Picture the main character is a mute due to a child rape trauma and is through the entire movie. Oddly enough the movie does not feature much sound either other than the occasional dialogs,that makes it very tense. It is a very simple "rape and revenge" movie with softcore porn action and slo-motion action scenes.

This was one of the films Tarantion ripped off for his own movie "Kill Bill"
>> No. 21316 [Edit]
The scene where they fuck her eye up with a scalpel is one of the few times film gore has actually shocked me, I was certain that they would cut away at the last second.
>> No. 21368 [Edit]
I just watched The Hobbit and I must say that it had been a while since I had watched a fantasy movie.
It always makes me really happy when I watch these kinds of films.
>> No. 21374 [Edit]
Finally got round to seeing "Berberian Sound Studio". I found it pretty disappointing though despite the awesome use of sound and visuals.
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Rewatched The Machinist, after all these years (of Batman and stuff). I confirmed it was good.
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Really dark movie. One of those that you finish and all you can feel is a deep unease in your gut.
I'd still recommend it, though. Not something I would usually watch (much less think positively of), but the whole film was gripping from start to finish and the narrative style was executed really well.
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I re-watched Pi, after more than a decade. Back then it never crossed my mind that I myself would study maths and become a somewhat enthusiast of kabbalah (though in a different way) and a seclusive loner, so I thought watching the movie now would allow me to put it in better perspective. It's certainly not as impressive as it was back then and some dubious stuff is harder to swallow, but I can tell Aronofsky did his homework decently enough and the result is a highly enjoyable movie (better than Requiem anyway, and WAY better than that ridiculous Black Swan joke, which I loathed even though I was a balletomaniac for years). Visually, it definitely owes a lot to David Lynch's Eraserhead, all levels apart.

The More You Know...
I don't know if Aronofsky did it on purpose, but that recurring anecdote of the protagonist about seeing directly into the sun when he was little, together with his feeling of being Haruhi's chosen one, it's something that actually happened to a great, great polymath, alchemist and theologist of the XVII century: Sir Isaac Newton (a.k.a Ieoua Sanctus Unus).
>> No. 21493 [Edit]
That's a nice movie. The soundtrack is awesome, and the protag is a NEET.
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Saw this last night. Absolutely harrowing as a pseudo-documentary.
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The Netbook I've been using for internet browsing has been on the way out for the past week, so to kill time I've been watching films from my Mother's movie collection. Mostly schlock, but I've managed to avoid most of it in favour of the good stuff.

The Terminator (1984) was so much more fun than I was expecting it to be. Totally visceral future shock action with some nifty sci-fi stuff going on underneath. Probably my second favourite action film now next to Rambo: First Blood.
Speaking of Rambo, watched II and III last night. Absolute junk food. Nice effects and fight scenes, but it really took a stunning piss all over the spirit of the original. The original was a survival action film about a troubled good guy war vet trying to outrun and outsmart a small town's corrupt police force, II and III were cheesy MURRIKKKKAAAA bullshit.
Poltergeist (1982) was great fun as well. I notice in these 70's/80's flicks the shots are much more interesting. Maybe that's just me being uninformed, but we'll live.
The last thing I watched was a British crime/drama miniseries called Prime Suspect (1991). It's REALLY great stuff. Slow, but definitely hits hard right when it needs to. Nothing better than police procedural done properly I think.
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Stallone sure has some good movies.
>> No. 21566 [Edit]
>Speaking of Rambo, watched II and III last night. Absolute junk food. Nice effects and fight scenes, but it really took a stunning piss all over the spirit of the original
Like terminator 2
>> No. 21568 [Edit]
The first is better, but T2 was good.

The 3rd and 4th movies, however, were just terrible. Don't watch those.
>> No. 21569 [Edit]
Terminator 2 would be a good standalone but its a terrible sequel imo
I think Terminator 3 is better because it made all the fagets who liked Terminator 2 feel my pain
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What the hell are you talking about? T1 was still low tier 80's crap. T2 is a total 90's exhibit classic: Sarah Connor as your best tough half crazy mom; John rotten apple Connor reborn as the chosen one among white trash as the result of a time loop; motorist Schwarzenegger on shades talking spic slang over George Thorogood as he becomes your perfect (but doomed); 3DCG T-1000 appearing from the patterns on the floor before sprinting towards your car to kill you; the fucking end of the world, by nukes... What else could you possibly ask for? It's all there! It's perfect. It's the true major contribution of James Cameron to cinema (if any at all).
>> No. 21575 [Edit]
> What else could you possibly ask for?
The brooding dread and rawness of the original, an adult lead, no daddy terminator, no terminator that can turn into a floor and looks like a gay porn actor, more blood, more iron.
>> No. 21576 [Edit]
I wish the terminator was my dad
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I always found First Blood to be a rather poignant film. I suppose it's because in the novel it was based upon... John Rambo gets killed at the end but you probably already knew that.

>I notice in these 70's/80's flicks the shots are much more interesting
I cannot recommend Dario Argento enough if you admire that sort of thing. I'd check out Deep Red (profondo rosso) for starters.
Pretty please.
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The father of Asia Argento, huh? I haven't seen anything of him. Will check it out.

That's a nice drawing.
>> No. 21582 [Edit]
I'm The Leader Of The Human Survivors In The Future, I Sent My Own Father Back In Time To Impregnate My Mother, My Stepfather Is A Time-Traveling Killer Robot, And My Mother Is In A Mental Hospital?!
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Recently watched "The Idiots". Not incredible but, Dogme limitations and all, it definitely shares Lars's unforgivable touch. Might watch "Breaking the Waves" sometime soon to finally complete the trilogy.
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Mega bump!

I'm sure some (most) of you already knew this, but Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a wondrous thing for gaining some perspective on truly bad cinema. If you've ever wondered what the worst movies ever made were really like, you can watch along with lab subjects Joel/Mike and their robots as they are subjected to the baddest of bad films endlessly on board a Satellite of Love. For science.

Here's a clip show featuring the film 'Skydivers', which I watched today. It was certainly one of the better films featured on this show and I'd still only give it a 2/10 at best.
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Rogue Assassin

Average action movie with a tweest .
I love J.Statham and J.Li but unfortunately they were not a dream couple in this movie as intended to be.

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Escape from Tomorrow.
It's a fantasy horror movie filmed at Disney World and Disneyland guerrilla style without Disney's permission. what more could you ask for? Thats what I thought at least, but it turned out to be very Juvenal and overall disappointing. still interesting to see what they could get away with, and what they couldn't and had to use green screens for. Not sure if I'd recommend it.
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Fitzcarraldo, by Werner Herzog (the first I've seen of him). A very moving story about following a dream, crazy as it shall be, and never giving up. Cinematographically is simply brilliant. The performances were outstanding. It's a damned fine piece of cinema, in every way; I got genuinely moved.
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I watched The Act of Killing. It was double as scaring since it relates way too much with my own country's situation (another shithole). I had to spend a day and a half without leaving my bed except for peeing, sleeping all the time, to try and come to terms with it. My total loss of hope in humanity is now only comparable with my hope in cinema and the power of fiction to finally make us change... someday.
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Holy Motors

A very random film about films with the lead actor Oscar(Denis Lavant) acting in the streets of Paris in various disguises. If you want a quirky french film this might be for you.
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I couldn't help but notice the parallols between this and waifuism.

Opinions, brohnos?
>> No. 23332 [Edit]
It's the future, my man.
It's the only way to be.
>> No. 23335 [Edit]
Oh wow, I never get excited for 3DPD movies anymore but this one looks worth my while. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to the opportunity to watch it.
>> No. 23336 [Edit]
I'll be sure to check it out.
>> No. 23365 [Edit]
It looks like it will at least have some good moments, but I also get the impression that it could be one of those cloyingly cute and quirky movies that just leaves you wrinkling your nose at the end. Even if that ends up being the case, it definitely looks worth watching to me. I loved the line in the trailer where the OS says "How do you share your life with someone?"; having been a pretty normal and social person myself at one point, that pretty much sums it up. I'll probably have a lot to relate to.
>> No. 23416 [Edit]
After giving it a second though I'm really surprised they'd make a movie like that. There couldn't possibly be any way something like that would do well at a box office. It would be almost insulting to take a date to it, awkward to take friends or family, and embarrassing to see it alone. Just a glance at the comments on that video shows it really puts off normals.
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Tomorrow will be the premier of Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac...

Actors insist that it's not an erotic movie and, knowing Lars, I totally believe them. I expect traumatic unsimulated sex and/or prosthetic genitals, haunting cinematography, shocking performances and horrifying messages. With luck, it could be as misogynist as Antichrist...

I can't wait.
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I just watched Aguirre, the Wrath of Haruhi. Klaus was fucking amazing on this one; he somewhat reminded me to Johan Liebert (you know, with that thing about being the last standing man, reigning over the emptiness); it also contributed that Klaus really used to fuck his daughter. What a picture, what a face, what an actor he was.
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Sometime ago, I watched Anna Karina's entire filmography with Haruhiard.

It was impressive, in several ways. I wanted to talk about it specifically to you but the text became huge (might post it someday in other place). Let me just say for now that Anna in Haruhiard's films wasn't a woman as much as some improved feminine being, like an automaton or a doll: a screen artifact, a quasi 2D-promoted beauty by the means of cinema which is, in the end, montage in action, animation as well. Anna's hyperfemininity, just like brute feminism, was no product nor vindication of women's agenda but of man's.
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BTW, I also watched Jesus Christus Erlöser: a live record of Klaus' monologue, reciting his version of the Gospel (as he fights the endless heckling). It was breathtaking too; that time, I thought I might've finally started to understand the valu of the character of Jesus Christ (he wasn't a glorification of the losers; he was the hope of mutual understanding between men that keeps dying on every attempt). I was utterly moved.
>> No. 23521 [Edit]
Hey, I don't know if any other Brohnos have seen this movie >>23329, but I thought I should report in about it, as I was excited to see it and just came back from seeing it so my mind is pretty fresh.

It about met my expectations (which were pretty high). It was very well done and was shot very well, and built the relationship in an organic way. There was one scene that made a lot of normals leave the theatre early on which made me laugh (it's sex related if you don't want to read): Theodore was having phone sex with a random lady (this is before he bought/met Stephanie) and she started telling him to strangle her with her dead cat. It was originally presented as a (somewhat) erotic scene but as soon as the animalistic nature of it was made clear that it was disturbing. There were direct comparisons to a later scene, which was must more genuine, which was nice. I could relate to a lot of what was presented in the movie as somebody with a waifu. There are some things that I should warn about though, I think (they are spoilers but I'm trying to be vague): The ending is bittersweet, there is a lot of sex (both erotic and uncomfortable but usually the latter), implied NTR, and while the movie generally is positive towards AI/human relationships, it also doesn't shy away from its drawbacks. Anyway, I don't particularly care about such things but I wouldn't be surprised if it was nominated for an Oscar.

I don't want to give too much away but it certainly isn't cloyingly cute. At least I didn't find it that way.
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Why havent you guys watched this film yet? Its such an original and never been done before story, I'm surprised any person could have come up with such an idea.
Thankfully Alex Jonzestein could come up with it, and be nominated for twenty awards by his friends in Hollywood, where such talent can be recognized.
This is one for the history books.
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Kanashimi No Belladonna

I can't decide if I love it or hate it... but I can't possibly ignore it.
Except from the epilogue, which was totally retarded, it was pure genius.

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>> No. 23525 [Edit]
I'm eager to see it, but I never go to theaters.

I just seem to have found a torrent. If it goes well I'll share my thoughts later.

Post edited on 13th Jan 2014, 2:26am
>> No. 23527 [Edit]
Here are my thoughts on it: >>/mai/14178
It was brilliant. The music was delightful too.
>> No. 23568 [Edit]
American offers high quality fx and a lot of stuff from many genres, i cant even name all the movies i like. but as for Asian, my favorites are battle royal, my way (people didn't like it but i thought it was dami masterpiece), and I've heard good things about the movie hard boiled, but can never get around to watching it. Asian movies can be extremely good. i've never seen anything good from Europe, though.
>> No. 23604 [Edit]
What an awful post.
>> No. 23620 [Edit]
The only thing missing from it is a couple of commas spaced out on each side. Like here , for example.
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I saw it the other day with my mom.

It was absolutely brilliant, we both loved it.

It is layered, though, and my guess is that many idiots out there will take it for a feminist movie. It is not, rest assured; it aims elegantly but directly against feminism's main fallacy: to think that it is correct, even heroic, to act in some way and demand it as a fair right "because it is what men do"... instead of realizing that such behavior is precisely what was ethically despicable about men and human beings as a whole, rendering those "feminist" women and men as hypocrite pigs.

Oh! and you gotta love the visual homages (Balthus) and all the beautiful references to mathematics (Fibonacci), music (polyphony), botany, fishing... together with the reminder that erudition by itself, just like victimization, are no indication of moral height; that goodness is a choice: the choice of not being scum while being perfectly able to be so.

So, once again, I salute Lars. Doubtlessly the best director alive that I have knowledge of.
>> No. 23869 [Edit]
Hidoi ne. I wonder what stirred such bitterness within your essence.
>> No. 23884 [Edit]
Where to start at 5am...?
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This is an excellent film, both for the realistic war strategy and the character development.
>> No. 23930 [Edit]
Korean film with the Flying Daggers woman?... ok, might give it a chance.
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Just watched Sayat Nova/The Color of the Pomegranate. It's an interesting format, full of beautiful imagery, but without knowledge of the life of the poet who inspired the film it's really hard to interpret much of anything(doesn't help that's next to nothing about him in english).
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I watched The Garden of Words today. It was very beautiful, and I highly recommend it to everyone.
>> No. 24671 [Edit]
It has been sitting on my drive for some months now. Decided to watch it.
Looks really good, and that Kashiwa Daisuke soundtrack. Only the credits song made me chuckle really bad.
Didn't understand crap, however. Will probably rewatch with english subs later.
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I didn't had understood it completely as well until the second time I watched, which was immediately after I first ended it. Indeed, almost every side of the production of Garden of Words deserves compliments, from writing to soundtrack composing, animations and voice acting. I wish there were more movies like it.

Post edited on 28th Jul 2014, 7:40am
>> No. 24674 [Edit]
The story was complete shit though, 5 centimeters per second was much more enjoyable because you could actually relate to the characters.
>> No. 24675 [Edit]
But I actually enjoyed the very simple story that they had with Garden of Words, and I also easily related to the characters and their problems. I have not seen Five Centimeters per Second, so I wouldn't be able to compare. I'm guessing this is just a matter of taste.
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I agree that 5cm is still his best work but I also enjoyed Kotonoha and, argumentatively, I do not consider it a waste at all.

Those days I read some interview where Makoto mentioned that it was his first story about love as koi (as opposed to ai). He didn't add much more but, as I see it, if 5cm was about how those who gained consummate/mutual love (ai) and were meant to be as one can't possibly do so due to distance (understood not just as social alienation but as the world's irreducible spatial and temporal dimensions), Kotonoha deals with the motionless and timeless quality of love as pure longing (koi) which, versus the fast and unstoppable rhythm of the industrial world, can only be experienced by the nurturing of rituals: the almost religious repetition of their pointless meetings, in the same place and only in rainy days, built an autonomous time that allowed them to escape and eventually overcome their respective states of stagnation. Additionally, nature is vitalized once again but now in a generous way: if in 5cm the snow and the seasons were implacable enemies of love (as the spring that came too late), in Kotonoha the rain and the summer serve as love's enablers and accomplices. Also, the teacher was damned hot.

Post edited on 28th Jul 2014, 9:21pm
>> No. 24701 [Edit]
Cool now I understand it better, thanks.
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Just watched Travellers and Magicians. It's a highly-acclaimed movie, directed by none less than a Lama, and one of the first to be shot completely in Bhutan.
Aaand to be honest, I don't quite know what the fuzz is all about. Typical story of an ambitious youth trying to flee his small town(well, rural village, really) for a shot at the american dream, interspersed with another typical tragedy about forbidden love. It's quite cheerful and pleasant to watch, I give that, but the two stories don't really relate the way it was intended and it's fairly mediocre overall.
I think the director was also aiming at some scenery porn, but I don't really think he managed to pull it out, apart from a couple shots none caught my eye as absolutely stunning or anything.

While plowing through the internet to find this movie I did stumble upon some more from the himalayan region, and others as from as far as Japan it seems, which caught my eye aswell. Hope some of them will turn out to be better.

The same director also has another film about two Tibetan refugee monks trying to obtain a television to watch the 1998 World Cup finale which sounds amusing. Reminds me of another entertaining docufilm, by the name "La gran final", I recently watched with a simmilar premise but covering the struggles of touaregs, brazilian indians and mongolian nomads to watch the 2002 final instead.
>> No. 27961 [Edit]
I saw a very long Japanese drama film about a month ago, I disliked it so much I don't remember the name. Relatively recently I watched the 1962 Lolita movie, it wasn't really particularly great, I remember the more it went on the less it made sense and the more confused I got. Someday I will watch the 90s remake, but meh. I also saw A Clockwork Orange, which I liked.

Post edited on 22nd Nov 2015, 7:11pm
>> No. 27963 [Edit]
Last movie I saw was Inside Out. I found it very 'okay'. Only saw it because it was brought up a few times among movie review channels I follow. Right from the get go I couldn't help but wonder what the movie would be like if the mc came from a dysfunctional family, rather than being a marry sue with first world problems. still, it was entertaining enough for a kids movie I guess.

Before that I finally got around to seeing ant-man, and found it pretty enjoyable. Story was a bit paint by numbers but they had some really neat and creative action scenes.
>> No. 28558 [Edit]
Is it just me or do the MCU movies feel less like 'movies' and more like big budget tv episodes of a long running series?
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Two Japanese films I've seen are 'Goemon' and 'Dai Nipponjin'.

'Goemon' is a fun and well-done film to watch, background is Goemon is Japanese Robin Hood.
'Dai Nipponjin' is interesting, what I took from it is it's a film about the degradation Capitalism and the post-war period has done to Japan and the Japanese people. In particular, making them weak and greedy.
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I find it a tad bit weird and slightly annoying how people keep treating the bombers in The Last Jedi like some sort of mistake. The common complaint is that bombs wold not be able to fall onto the target because there is no gravity in space. It's a shitty movie and I don't give much of a crap about starwars, but this is dead wrong and clearly so.
Maybe it's because I'm complete fucking brain damaged retarded moron, but the way these bombers work makes perfect sense to me, and I can't understand why no one else sees it.
An object in motion will stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. There's nothing stopping these bombs that are being ejected from the ship. As soon as they leave the ship they're being propelled by their own momentum -not gravity- . It's so simple to me but somehow everyone seems to fail to understand this. The reason the bombs fall while in the ship is because there's artificial gravity in the ship, it's what keeps people's feet on the ground, it's how that remote to release the bombs fell and was almost missed. Gravity inside of the ship pulled the bombs down towards the exposed bottom and momentum carries them the rest of the way. Did people expect the bombs to just stop the moment they left the ship or something?
Besides, the ship they were attacking was so massive that it might have had it's own faint gravitational pull anyway.
>> No. 31606 [Edit]
I've watched a ton of Sion Sono movies this past month. They're all really enjoyable, in one way or another. I think the ones I disliked the most were Exte and Strange Circus. Exte was kind of boring and the twist/ending to Strange Circus actually felt kind of anticlimactic.

His best one was Cold Fish imo. That movie was scary as hell, and I like to think I have a pretty high tolerance for horror. He said he wanted to depict "a feeling of complete hopelessness" and I felt that in the movie. It's chilling. I highly recommend it if you like horror/psychological stuff.

I also absolutely loved Love Exposure, it doesn't feel like a 4 hour movie.

His movies are just different.
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>Watching 影 (Ying) or Shadow in english
It's a chinese movie about political intrigue between two neighboring feudal kingdoms.

Applying physics to a science-fantasy show. LOL.
>> No. 32764 [Edit]
Same director as House of the Flying Daggers and Curse of the Golden Flower.
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Just watched Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS trailer. What the....
>> No. 32967 [Edit]
>Do you like american, european or asian cinema?
A lot of movies I enjoy are American B movies. Americans just seem to make the best low budget shitfests. Here are some of my favorites:
Don't Go In The House (1980): A man that experienced abuse as a child goes on to become a serial killer/arsonist and lures women back to his home to burn them alive.
Duck! The Carbine High Massacre (1999): A parody of the infamous Columbine High School Massacre and was even released just SIX MONTHS after the event. Overall, it's about as tasteless as you would expect. Pretty funny though in my opinion.
Willard (1971): This actually isn't a B movie and was quite popular at the time, but by most people's standards, it would be considered low budget. It's about a shy loner that gets tired of the way he is being treated and befriends a bunch of rats he found in his backyard. It's more interesting than I made it sound, trust me.
Bloody Wednesday (1988): I can't think of a better way to describe this movie than one youtube commenter did: "It's like The Shining on crack". And the ending is a bit, interesting to say the least.
That's all I have for now. I may post again in this thread because I watch a lot of movies.
>> No. 33027 [Edit]
If you like science fiction, check out Leviathan:
It's been a long time since I've watched it, but I remember it being enjoyable.
>> No. 33038 [Edit]
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Anyone watching THE BOYS on Amazon Prime?

Trailer makes Leviathan seem like John Carpenter's THE THING but underwater.
>> No. 33041 [Edit]
I had the ending of that spoiled for me while staying at someone's home who played the last two ep. Seems like it would have been pretty decent.
>> No. 33047 [Edit]
I remember trying to read the comics ages ago. Didn't finish, they were trash. Like the author I despise superhero shit but he did nothing interesting with the premise of duplicitous superheroes actually being corporate villains.
He just flipped the sides and instead made a team of capeless 'everymen' (also annoying assholes) to be the true heroes this time.
The whole thing stayed firmly within the conventional bounds of superhero genre despite pretending to be different, hiding behind a superficial layer of cynicism.
Awful, embarrassing.
>> No. 33068 [Edit]
I'm going really off topic but I agree absolutely. Capeshit is bad enough, but the "we look at capeshit from a DARK and CYNICAL angle while still executing it generically, look how self aware we are" shit is the worst. It's like those old "mario is a drug addict XD" jokes that every single video game webcomic made and somehow still thought they were being original. Capeshit doesn't need to be 'deconstructed', it needs to be buried six feet deep encased in concrete. Nothing good has ever come out of the travesty of the CCA forcing this puerile garbage upon America. If all that censorship and preferred treatment never happened the US comic market might have rivaled Manga in complexity and scope, instead we just ended up with superheroes and 'alternative' superheroes. Fuck!
>> No. 33069 [Edit]
>Nothing good has ever come out of the travesty of the CCA forcing this puerile garbage upon America. If all that censorship and preferred treatment never happened the US comic market might have rivaled Manga in complexity and scope, instead we just ended up with superheroes and 'alternative' superheroes. Fuck!
This is so very depressing. I wait for capeshit's death, but it seems it'll outlive us all.
>> No. 33070 [Edit]
I think watchmen was the only successful attmept at "deconstructing" cape shit. It's pathetic watcing writers struggle to bring any life or originality into these fundementally restricting characters. People justify it by saying they're supposed to be an "ideal" but how does that make for a good story? They're safe, sanitized, government approved mary sues. Trying to make an edgy and conflicted batman is like trying to make fancy burger. It's dumbing up. Taking something dumb and simplistic and trying to elevate it. There was never anything complex or nuanced about it so it feels forced as hell. The batman doesn't kill because that's the easy route and that would make him just as bad as criminals and it's not because it would make him less marketabllllle. Going back on topic, I can't stand watching this shit on the big screen.

I think us americans deserve it though. You get exactly what you admire and value. Our culture has always prioritized a false sense of objective morality over freedom.

Post edited on 19th Aug 2019, 8:36pm
>> No. 33072 [Edit]
Nowadays there’s a decent amount of non capeshit stuff. Like I think a lot of manga readers would like Snotgirl.
>> No. 33121 [Edit]
Tell me what Japanese or Corean film is this scene from:
A silly cock fight made with stop motion, chickens kung fu fighting like it's the Matrix.

I got this random memory out of the blue, now I NEED TO KNOW
>> No. 33129 [Edit]
Was it animated?
>> No. 33130 [Edit]
No, live action.

I think I found it. The City of Lost Souls / Hyôryû-gai, 2000.
I'm probably never going to watch it but at last my OCD is satisfied.

Post edited on 25th Aug 2019, 6:45am
>> No. 33131 [Edit]
I might watch that.

>mfw we've been talking in the same thread for 8 years
>> No. 33132 [Edit]
Who are you quoting?
>> No. 33157 [Edit]
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So I just watched this korean film called "The Handmaiden" that I had sitting on my hard drive for a while.
I don't want to give much of the plot because is best to go blind with this, but its basically an erotic (the sex scenes were kind of drawn out for my taste though) thriller with a lot of twist and turns. I really enjoyed it and I'm glad I went unspoiled.
I also realized that its been a while since I watched a korean movie considering that korean cinema was my gateway to foreing movies.
>> No. 33160 [Edit]
>the sex scenes
I thought pr0n was not allowed in Korea...
>> No. 33166 [Edit]
maybe regular movies get a pass because they are technically not porn? also the guy who directed it is pretty well known on international circles so maybe he gets a pass
>> No. 33282 [Edit]
I want to eat your pancreas
Too sad for >>>/an/14094
>> No. 33285 [Edit]
I have a feeling this is going to make me depressed...
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I just finished watching this. Thank you very much.
>> No. 33292 [Edit]
Really now, what's so sad about another 'unpopular chosen one miraculously gets an amazing girl'? Yeah yeah, cancer drama, whatever. You know what kind of movie would be actually sad? One where he's just alone and no one ever cares. The end.
>> No. 33623 [Edit]
Galaxy Quest is still fun
>> No. 33646 [Edit]
A Girls Rainbow
>> No. 33724 [Edit]
Ip Man 4
>> No. 33798 [Edit]
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Star Wars
>> No. 35176 [Edit]
Japan Sinks 2020
>> No. 35343 [Edit]
No one wants anime drama in 2020... >>/an/14094
>> No. 35346 [Edit]
Speak for youself. I probably wont watch any netflix exclusives though.
>> No. 35405 [Edit]
How about crunchyroll originals?
>> No. 35406 [Edit]
Crunchyroll. CG animation. Club Music. LN adaptation. No thanks x 10000000. I don't think it's a crunchyroll original though.
Japanese Trailer

Post edited on 4th Jul 2020, 7:26pm
>> No. 35428 [Edit]
I finished watching Richard Jewell [], which is about the eponymous Richard Jewell and the writings concerning him.
Mr. Jewell detected an explosive device that was placed on the premise of Centennial Park (of Atlanta) during the 1996 Summer Olympics; by doing so, he saved lives and obviated more injuries. Initially, he was called a hero, but due to erroneous and downright pernicious behavior by the FBI and the media, he became a villain. While never arrested or even charged for being the malefactor, Mr. Jewell, his mom, and friend(s) were mercilessly harassed by greater powers. They were designated as the 'bad men'; so they must be the perpetrators. Eventually, thanks to his lawyer, he was exonerated. Still, this man's reward for doing the right thing was ridicule, assaults on his appearance and living arrangements, and having his and his mother's life be violated.
Blind deference to authority or the mob's opinion is foolishness. This movie and the writings upon which it's based are just another example.
>> No. 35447 [Edit]
If you like Japanese horror movies I recommend Marebito (稀人) from 2004. To this day I think it's the most unique and atmospheric J-horror movie out there, despite its low budget. It's influenced by Lovecraftian motifs among others.
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>> No. 35497 [Edit]
Unecessary sequels are almost as bad as unecessary remakes.
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Agreed on that.

LoL 10-min hero animation
>> No. 35545 [Edit]
Morty's Ji-chan

>> No. 35657 [Edit]
>> No. 35711 [Edit]
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Kung-fu fighting Nazis
>> No. 35712 [Edit]
Is TENET any good?
>> No. 35727 [Edit]
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I'm having an august with yakuza eiga. It's an old passion of mine I had mostly abandoned in last years, but even after all this time I can still get into it easily. It's a genre with the most interesting history, in the 60's most yakuza movies were romantic and idealistic , in the 70's they started to be gritty and realistic, in the 80's the genre declined and in the 90's it recovered and turned into a receptacle of all kinds of cinematography, experimental, poetic, gory, comedic, all was allowed. I don't think there's an equivalent with any other gangster genre, yakuza movies had an incomparable production with hundreds of titles every year.
Also it's nice to catch all references that you can find in anime.
>> No. 36297 [Edit]
I watched the original The Evil Dead. I understand as to why it's a cult classic, but I found the preponderance of gore to be boring.
It's October; anybody else watching horror movies? Anything you particularly liked?
>> No. 36298 [Edit]
The first one was nice for what it was, but it's the second that really sets it apart I think.
>> No. 36305 [Edit]
I enjoyed all three of them. I used to watch a lot more films before anime started taking up all of my attention, but those were some of my favourites I watched.
The Thing remains a personal favourite of mine.
>> No. 36307 [Edit]
>all three of them
Nice to see people are pretending the remake never happened.
>> No. 36310 [Edit]
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I have a presence in my mind, living with me, and it's totally into horror stuff, it's been insisting we should be watching more movies so I will have to do something about it at the end of the month, I've been thinking about Vincent Price or something more classic since we already watched most of the good 70-80's movies.

You could watch Hausu, if you haven't.
>> No. 36314 [Edit]
Would anybody here recommend Scanners?
>> No. 36316 [Edit]
I just watched Scanners, so now I can recommend it. It's kind of cheesy and the main actor isn't great, but it's fun, unique and has a few genuinely unnerving scenes.
>> No. 36358 [Edit]
I watched The Cabin in the Woods expecting the typical, but it turned out to be a parody-thing. And it was decent. Very amused by the need for countries to create their own slasher situations. Japan's attempt was quite amusing. Who knew JS' were that hard to kill?
>> No. 36451 [Edit]
Watching THE WITCHES (2020) which is loosely based on the novella by Roald Dahl. Starts Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch.

Saddest scene in THE WITCHES (1990) movie;
Also Angelica is turning from Morticia (Addams Family 1991) to Grand High Witch(John Wick 3).. brrr
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Professional wrestling feels like a Tomino anime without the music.
I kind of like it.
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Sky Fighters / Les Chevaliers du ciel (2005)
A French version of Top Gun.
Neat way of the bad guy disabling the protagonists' Mirage fighters by denying them an airborne refuelling.
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I watched The Thing yesterday and it was fun and interesting. From a biology standpoint though it makes no sense. The alien can infect somebody with a single particle apparently, and it's super adpatable, but it doesn't release spores like a mushroom for some reason even though if it did, that would be game over and infection would be a lot more subtle and risk free. It also makes little sense that it could "digest", or whatever it does, an entire person in way less than an hour and there's seemingly no waste product. The organism assimilates another species' cells and replicates them so well the immune system has no reaction and the dna is the same, but it's also somehow different from the orignal cells in some vague way and the orignal person dies.

As a survival strategy, it's hard to imagine why a micro organism would choose to expend the energy replicating large, complicated beings who don't reproduce that efficiently and need to consume a lot, when it could just replicate other microorganisms and be millions of times more successful. As a bioweapon, it doesn't make much sense either because again, no spores, and testing a person is really simple. If you just have cameras all over the place and people wear hazmat suits it doesn't work.
>> No. 36836 [Edit]
As much as I loved the movie, I agree that it doesn't make a ton of sense. One could argue that many life forms don't make sense, but at the end of the day it's more about watching these people break down while not knowing who they can trust in a completely unprecedented situation. The mystery, the atmosphere, the effects and so on are what really sell it I think.
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Sound design is an underappreciated part of the enjoyment too. This little moment is really satisfying because of the sounds used. The soundtrack and use of silence is also great.
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Action scenes alone do not make a movie.

Crazy Samurai Musashi: hold my sword while I reach for my switch-blade...

This movie supposed to be a totally different film, call “Ken-kichi”. Tak was going to make a one single take action with just 10 mins. That project was canceled because the director dropped out. Tak still wanted to make a movie because he has been practicing samurai sword fighting and shit for an year with a his stunt team. Everything was already set up and booked. The equipment and staff was all good to go though so Tak has decided to make a movie with one long action movie since they were all there anyway and wouldn't have the chance to shoot something like this ever again. They didn’t have a time to make write much of a story (and it shows), so they did the minimal and focused totally on the action sequence. Tak was director in the time. Yuji Shimomura directed only first part and last part.
Rather then fully properly choreographing everything they instead kinda ran the action sequence a bit like a cross between a absurd mutation of a sparing match and the worlds most lopsided larp battle ever created. The stunt dudes were more or less instructed to just sort of come at Tak and attack like they actually wanted to hit (with the exception of the dudes that just run at Tak with their arms raised to get cut down), and Tak would use simple defenses and well practiced but relatively simple attacks of his own to dispatch them. Again much like they all did during training and sparing during the lead up to the production.

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Anyone watch any anime movies like Goblin Slayer: Goblin Crown?

Or Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train?
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I rewatched American Pyscho today. Great movie. The presentation really stands out and it's a shame the director doesn't seem to have done much else of note.
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Could have easily fade to black like this:
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I watched Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. It was a mixed bag. Nice concept, impressive visuals and acting from the two leads(Joel and Clementine), but shaky execution. Neither of the romantic leads were likable or all that interesting. It's easy to imagine people like this existing, but whether you'd want to watch a movie about them is questionable. Way too much time was spent on the memory eraser people, possible because they couldn't think of enough content for the main plot. The memory eraser people were also unbelievably negligent and unprofessional, to the point of it seriously affecting my enjoyment. I did appreciate the uncommon amount of honesty during parts of the film, but the ending was far too convenient and sappy for my taste.

It's ambiguous whether these people have grown after their memory wiping or regressed and that muddles the theme as to whether such a procedure is a good thing or not. Other aspects of the movie point to it being bad, but Joel's possible, subtle character change after confuses this. Possibly unintentionally, the movie sort of makes the version of Clementine which exists in Joel's head more appealing than the real Clementine. When imaginary Clementine goes "off script" in his head, my impression was that she seemed more caring and charming.
>> No. 37874 [Edit]
The last movie I saw was The Banana Splits Movie, and Willy's Wonderland before that. Both are five nights at Freddy's ripoffs. Willy's Wonderland was a god awful lazy mess and was the bare minimum of what could even be called a movie. It has a well known actor for the lead roll, in which they go 'try hard' mode to make him seem like the ultimate badass. The main character never says a word at any point. At first I thought he was portraying a silent game protagonist, but in the end I think it was to save money on paying him for lines, and it could have even been that he didn't want to have to learn any lines for this horrible movie. It has an amusing gimmick in which the protagonist isn't the least bit phased or surprised by the killer robots, and in turn kills them effortlessly. I found this very unexpected and was very curious to see where they were going with it, along with his need to consume an energy drink and play pinball at regular intervals, he even ditches the lead female at one point in the face of a killer robot so he can go drink and play more pinball. ...they never go anywhere with it though, never explain why any of this is the way it is. I thought for sure he was some sort of monster hunter, that maybe he pretended to be stranded in this small town specifically to kill these monsters because of some personal vendetta, but no. He's just some random guy with super human strengthen who's completely unphased by killer robots. Aside from that, everything was crap. The set looked like crap, the robots looked like crap, the writing was crap, the effects looked like crap. But because the main actor is a human meme, the movie has far better ratings than it should with people deciding they love the movie before even seeing it.
The Banana Splits Movie was much more competently made, like they actually bothered to put some effort into it. It made little sense that the characters are robots in this one, since its a kids show where the characters are always played by actors in suits, but obviously they did that because of the five nights thing. How and why they go insane and start killing people doesn't entirely make much sense either, only one of them seemed to get a bad update/patch, and they start going nuts before it's revealed the show's being canceled, and for no reason one of them is semi-good and decides to fight the others? It's a bit whatever though. Doesn't need to make perfect sense, it's "fine" for what it is.

This is a bit /tat/ territory here, but something I noticed in The Banana Splits Movie, which in turn made me realize it was also in Willy's Wonderland, is this bizarre push to normalize mixed race relationships in modern mainstream media.
In The Banana Splits Movie, I didn't notice until near the end when it was revealed the white step date was cheating on his wife with a black woman. It came across as a bit strange, even if it's hardly unheard of for white men to like black women. I'm sure as hell not one to judge. But then it got me thinking, the teenage son in the movie was hitting on a black woman too. He himself looked possibly half arab, which I guess would imply the mother's previous husband was brown. The younger white brother meanwhile was paired up with a black girl. Then there's a side couple with a asian girl dating a hispanic man, and another brown man with a white daughter.
One of the two main characters in Willy's Wonderland meanwhile had mixed parents, and among the side characters there's a couple made up of a black man and a white woman.
I hate to sound like a racist here, but I really do wonder why they feel the need to do this. It reeks of agenda, but to what end I have no idea. What do these studios get out of doing this? Do they think depictions of mixed race relationships will make their movies more popular and therefor more profitable? Unless you're some sort of alien, or completely out of touch with reality, it should be obvious that people tend to stick with members of their own race. Not always, but generally. Hollywood on the other hand seems to think everyone on earth hates their own race and has a hard on for anything different. I wouldn't even call this a bad thing, it's just weird that they do this, really really weird.
>> No. 37875 [Edit]
I don't know why you would subject yourself to Five Nights at Freddy's, let alone ripoffs of it.
>> No. 37876 [Edit]
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The Banana Splits movie was okay, it had some cool kills which you don't see that much anymore, I don't know if gore-heavy media has went underground or is just out of fashion. Pic tangentially related. Gory horror movies are kind of graded on a curve these days anyway because of that, shame, they're some of the only 3D media that makes me feel. Willie's Wonderland is a RLM tier movie that was probably a write-off, these sort of things are just more prominent now because there is no bargain-bin for digital media.

The race thing doesn't have any sort of agenda, it's just corporate boardroom casting that want to have almost every race in the target audience be in the movie to feel included and avoid controversy, in most movies anyway.
>> No. 37878 [Edit]
Never played the game and probably never will, but I thought the concept was amusing. I also like seeing movies based on games, even if indirectly based on games. Maybe I'm a gluten for punishment, but it's interesting to see how they translate (or fail to as is often the case).

Maybe that's all there is to it and I'm reading too much into it. It's just that it feels really weird when it's not just say, an asian family or a black family, but father a pairing off of people who in reality likely wouldn't be together. Here and there isn't so bad but when there's so much of it, especially in one place, it really starts to becoming distracting and pull me out of the movie. It's like in old films where they had 30+ year olds playing kids and teen. It doesn't bother or upset me, it's just inappropriate and therefor strange.

Anywho, yeah I was surprised by the effects in the splits movie. I was expecting some off camera deaths, cut aways, maybe some dummies losing their heads out of focus at best. Hell, the first death with the over sized lollipop seemed like it was going to be that way, since they immidetily cut to the robot holding the thing with off camera screams, but then they cut back to the guy and double down on the scene instead. Similarly, the magic act where they saw the guy in half, it looked like it was going to just be some syrup on a fake looking blade with a bunch of screaming and nothing more, then they go and open the box...
Some of the deaths did look pretty bad though. Like the cliche death with the security guard who was somehow standing perfectly still with his severed head still balanced perfectly in place without dropping a bit of blood until he was touched. I've seen that done far too many times and it makes me roll my eyes every time. Although I suppose the detail did make up for that a bit.
and yeah, it was because of RLM that I decided to watch these. It makes their videos more enjoyable when I've seen what they're talking about myself beforehand. That and I like to form my own opinion to then compare with theirs. I'm on the same page as them 9/10 times, but I don't always agree with everything they say and have enjoyed movies they've hated and vice versa.
>> No. 38025 [Edit]
HOT FUZZ (2007)
Still good.
>> No. 38234 [Edit]
Sponge on the Run

>> No. 38236 [Edit]
>Maybe I'm a gluten for punishment
Wheat do you mean? It's not like you were bread to just loaf around all the time. Watch too many half-baked movies and your mind will be toast. I'd be leaven them alone and saving my dough.
>> No. 38243 [Edit]
Saw a movie called Palm Springs last night, since I'm in the area for the time. Had no idea what to expect since I don't like reading summaries or watching trailers. Last thing I expected was a Groundhog Day style movie. It was pretty neat, from edge of tomorrow to happy death day, it's a neat concept which can be very fun to play around. This movie made it into a rom/com with two people stuck in this loop thing together. There's a third guy in there too who acts like an antagonist of sorts, but he doesn't really do all that much and is gone for 90% of the movie. Didn't really even seem like the characters had a whole lot of motivation to end it compared to similar stories, but I guess the moral was about moving on with life and all that jazz.
>> No. 38310 [Edit]
Why would anyone ever want to end a groundhog day scenario?
>> No. 38312 [Edit]
If you're an artist working on a multi-day project, you'd never be able to finish.
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I watched Terminator 2 yesterday for the first time. I enjoyed it, I liked the action scenes, but I had a few problems that I didn't with the first one, mainly the world and sci-fi parts.

T-1000, the antagonist of Terminator 2, is noticeably better at social interaction than the T-800. It is also capable of disguising itself as any adult person with no mention of a time limit. Despite this, its methods are essentially the same as the T-800's: find target, mindlessly pursue them as violently as possible. He even slowly walks at people he's about to kill instead of running, even though he's not big and plodding like Arnold. There's no reason the T-1000 couldn't have imitated John's teacher and kill him at school. A smaller model that could imitate animals would probably be more effective too. Just waiting until he comes home at night and killing him then would also have been smarter.

The T-1000 doesn't utilize his disguising that much even with his MO. He seems to favor a particular shape, even though that gives his target a clear cue to look out for. Plus, there's cameras everywhere. Changing his appearance constantly would also add to the horror element in my opinion. This could have been a consequence of the special effects or production though. I guess assassination techniques aren't part of Skynet's database. The T-800 would also be a pretty useless protector if Skynet were to try a more slower, subtle approach, unless it planned on taking John off the grid in the case of no imminent attack.

I didn't think about this sort of stuff when watching the first movie because it was clear it's a quirky, 80s horror/action flick. Simple fun. All this stuff is whatever in that context. Terminator 2 felt like it takes itself more seriously. Now there's a budget. I've had more time to digest the setting as a consequence of it being a sequel. The techno-phobia was more on the nose this time too, which was most noticeable when Sarah lectured Miles about what it's like to be pregnant or something. This is ironic coming from a James Cameron flick, a director who's now more concerned with cgi technology than anything else.

The T-800 learns the value of human life and how to be nice and self-sacrificing though, which conflicts with this message, so I'm not really sure what to take away from the movie except "value human life", which is as simplistic as it gets. Terminators are plainly stated to have no sense of self-preservation, but apparently Skynet does have one for some reason. Both of these things call Skynet as a character, and by extension the setting into question. Lastly, I don't really like kids in movies and this was no exception.

As a side note, I'm not sure if there's ever been a Hollywood movie where ai and robots are the main focus and portrayed positively.
>> No. 38426 [Edit]
While I can understand your issues, I think they do have some justifications. Not trying to be a contrarian mind you, just giving my two cents.
The T-1000 didn't know john or his life well enough to pretend to be someone close to him. It was dropped into this alien world with very little information to go by. I think taking the form of a cop was the most logical thing to do as people trust them, give them access to restricted areas, and provide them with information upon request as we saw. Besides, the T-1000 'does' later try the more intimate approach when he kills John's mother and takes her place, but as we saw, it might be able to imitate their appearance and voice, but will screw up on details it has no way of knowing, like with the dog's name.
The idea of using a small animal makes some sense, but that would have more restricted access. people would try to kick it out of any building it goes into. It wouldn't be able to as easily use human tools and machines, would have less liquid metal to work with, and might be easier to take down in a fight.
The walking instead of running could simply be because it knows it can take a weeks or even years to take out the target, as long as john is 'eventually' killed it doesn't mater.
I think the constantly changing form thing would be a good idea, but for all we know maybe the t-1000 locks in it's first form as it's default setting which it always reverts back to?
But yes they're kinda silly and full of issues that become more apparent with the squeals and thinking more about them. The very act of sending a robot back in time itself seems silly. As they pointed out in a RLM review of a recent entry in the series. You wouldn't make a robot cockroach and send it into an infested house to kill every roach one by one, would you? No, you'd gas the damn thing. As such, it makes a lot more sense for skynet to send nukes back in time (covered in flesh if need be), or some kind of killer virus.
Speaking of covering things in flesh, they 'could' have taken weapons back in time with them if they just shoved it up their ass. Works for prison.

>As a side note, I'm not sure if there's ever been a Hollywood movie where ai and robots are the main focus and portrayed positively.
They're uncommon since hollywood and western culture has a raging hate boner for those things, but they do exist.
'Her' was a movie about a man falling in love with an AI, who doesn't turn out to by a homicidal killing machine.
Iron Giant is about a boy befriending a huge alien robot. Similarly there's short circuit.
Walle, a pretty great pixar movie about a nice little trash compacting robot of the same name.
A.I. and bicentennial man, are about androids who wish to become more human.
you've also got the droids in starwars, and for what it's worth Data in startrek.
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>just giving my two cents
No, I get it.
>he kills John's mother and takes her place
After chasing him with a truck and learning another terminator is trying to protect him.
>but that would have more restricted access
Squirrels have actually caused large power outages because it's so hard to keep them out of places.
>it knows it can take a weeks or even years to take out the target
Plenty of time to do research on John and his surroundings.
The movie is what it is, an action flick. I wouldn't say its bad for not thinking about these things. These are just minor gripes.

I've heard about Her. Might check it out.
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>Plenty of time to do research on John and his surroundings.
I think he/it was staring to, as shown with the cop asking around about john. I think the thing is once his target was found right in front of him, he said fuck it and went for the kill right then and there. The problem is, (I think) The t-800 can detect the t-1000 and see past it's shape shifting.
Knowing his cover was blown, the T-1000 might have come to the conclusion that a direct approach was necessary and went all in, the T-1000 might have found it mostly pointless to even try deception after realizing John had the T-800 with him, but tried with the foster mother anyway just for confirmation.
And yeah, I realize we're probably putting in more thought than the writers possibly did.
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I think the plan was to find John's house and "talk to him" there. Since he wasn't home, he opted to look for him instead of waiting for him to come back. So the approach and kill method seemed like the default this time too.
>we're probably putting in more thought than the writers possibly did
Yeah. I love cat and mouse stories.
>> No. 38432 [Edit]
Right, I forgot he went to his home first. I guess the idea was to just shoot him in the face the moment he came to the door, the way the T-800 did in the first movie with the wrong targets he killed.
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I watched Alien 1979 yesterday. It was alright. The characters were really careless multiple times throughout, which was kind of annoying, but typical for horror. Ripley is noticeably more competent than everybody else. Despite being nearly two hours long, the plot is also pretty thin. The most interesting part of the film is H. R. Giger's visual input. I've already seen all of that imagery before, so it didn't have as much of a visceral impact as it could, and there wasn't that much of it in the movie either.

The xenomorph is an odd thing. The movie outright says its a perfect organism and an extremely hostile predator, but it relies on stealth and its prey freezing in fear. Ripley was even able to outrun one at the end. In a world were they can make androids indistinguishable from humans, it's odd that anybody would be interested in xenomorphs as a weapon given how they're depicted here.

As a vehicle for horror though, the xenomorph is pretty effective. Alien smartly keeps its appearances to a minimum. The slow, plodding scenes also effectively created tension, at the expense of eating up a lot of runtime.

Ripley is pretty interesting in that she's a western, competent female character who isn't obnoxious, lacking in humanity, or a mary sue. I read that the movie was written without having any sex decided for any character. This is probably the only way a character like Ripley as she is in this movie could be made.

I don't really want to watch the sequel, Aliens. What James Cameron felt like doing to a 70's sci-fi horror(making it an action flick) directed by somebody else, doesn't interest me. The premise sounds dumb and a sequel didn't feel necessary in the first place. After the first movie, Ripley is also established to be female, so that magic of ambiguous writing is also impossible here on out.
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I particularly prefer the first one.
>it makes a lot more sense for skynet to send nukes back in time (covered in flesh if need be)
Yes, but that nuke would first have to be programmed to blow up. Skynet can't communicate with the Terminator after they sent it to the past, so they would not be able to blow the nuke up. It would be necessary to design a smart nuke capable of blowing itself after X time, but this can be complicated when dealing with time travel, or the time travel machine can be hard to operate and Skynet would end up nuking itself. Also, sending it in flesh with a lot of time to spare would call the attention of the populace and it could be defused first. Now, it's been a while since I've seen the movie but don't we know from Terminator 3 that Connor's 3DPD father who is army personnel and ends up activating skynet lives at a driving distance? I don't remember how far her father lived from their location. Nuking everything could kill him as well and prevent skynet from being activated. Also, if a nuke goes live the army personnel would suspect of treason within its ranks, or a spy network, and skynet could be put in the back burner.
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