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    Muddy WaterMuddy Water Quiet Batperson Registered User regular
    Just saw Dredd.

    Dredd is a fantastic movie.

    That is all.

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    GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    Just saw Gravity for the third time, and walked back home under the stars. The space stuff was my main draw for seeing the film originally, but it's the emotional stuff that's got its hooks in me.

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular

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    AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    Just saw Dredd.

    Dredd is a fantastic movie.

    That is all.

    Yeah.

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    TransporterTransporter Registered User regular
    edited August 2014
    Aistan wrote: »
    Just saw Dredd.

    Dredd is a fantastic movie.

    That is all.

    : dreddface :
    Yeah

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    Thorn413Thorn413 Registered User regular
    Aistan wrote: »
    Just saw Dredd.

    Dredd is a fantastic movie.

    That is all.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXzs5nuGNpg

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    durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    Dredd is surprisingly great. Particularly as it goes for a real serious-faced version of the character, and manages to be extremely true to the spirit of the books and really fun to watch.

    I totally wouldn't mind them doing a sequel where he goes up against illegal Boingers and ape gangsters or goes to Moon Texas, though.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »

    They don't seem to get that Wright is pulling the piss out of Raimi in these scenes?

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    i really need to watch more edgar wright movies

    i've only seen scott pilgrim and hot fuzz but they're both amazing

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    i really need to watch more edgar wright movies

    i've only seen scott pilgrim and hot fuzz but they're both amazing

    luckily there's only two more!

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    MulletudeMulletude Registered User regular
    Shaun of the Dead is the best thing and my favorite just above Hot Fuzz

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    GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    Veldrin wrote: »
    So I randomly caught a scene from Hostel last night.

    Yeah.

    Not sure why folks watch that nonsense.

    I felt this same way after watching it years ago when it released on DVD, then I had to watch it again as part of a film class and had the mindblowing revelation that the entire film is Eli Roth making fun of the people who genuinely enjoy movies like this.

    The gross American guy towards the end who is way too into the whole thing? That's you, gross torture porn fan! The very last soundbite at the end of the credits? "I get a lot of money for you... and that make you my bitch." Wonderful. An excellent last jab at people who don't even realize they're the butt of the joke. I still didn't really like the movie, but realizing that made me hate it a lot less.

    Then of course it made money and everyone learned exactly the wrong lesson from it.

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    GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    Eh, being gross to criticise gross people just makes you gross too. Like, Zach Snyder claims that Sucker Punch is criticising gross fanboys. There's certainly bits of the film that do or try it. But the film itself is still (IMO) on the gross fanboy side of things, even as it claims to be criticising it.

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    Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    Just saw Dredd.

    Dredd is a fantastic movie.

    That is all.

    I'm doing a Dredd/Raid 2 double bill tomorrow.

    Gonna be awesome

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    Jesus McChristJesus McChrist Registered User regular
    Doing Cap 2/Raid 2 made me feel like I needed to punch everything

    if you can read this i hope you have a good day partner
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    kaceypkaceyp we stayed bright as lightning we sang loud as thunderRegistered User regular
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    Eh, being gross to criticise gross people just makes you gross too. Like, Zach Snyder claims that Sucker Punch is criticising gross fanboys. There's certainly bits of the film that do or try it. But the film itself is still (IMO) on the gross fanboy side of things, even as it claims to be criticising it.
    Yeah, if Eli Roth was attempting to mock the "torture porn" genre, I think he went a bit too native. I couldn't handle Hostel. And I'm actually a fan of the Saw films, overall. But Hostel just has some shit in it that is too much. I turned down an invitation to watch the sequel.

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    DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    kaceyp wrote: »
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    Eh, being gross to criticise gross people just makes you gross too. Like, Zach Snyder claims that Sucker Punch is criticising gross fanboys. There's certainly bits of the film that do or try it. But the film itself is still (IMO) on the gross fanboy side of things, even as it claims to be criticising it.
    Yeah, if Eli Roth was attempting to mock the "torture porn" genre, I think he went a bit too native. I couldn't handle Hostel. And I'm actually a fan of the Saw films, overall. But Hostel just has some shit in it that is too much. I turned down an invitation to watch the sequel.

    The sequel is much worse. Like, those girls aren't even creepy sex tourists like the guys in the first movie, but they get Hostel'd all the same. And you lose the Spring Breakers/Hostel 1 audience-as-the-creepy-voyeur narrative, since the only nudity is a decidedly un-sexy Heather Matarazzo scene; leaving the movie has you pretty much thinking that you got tricked into seeing it after liking the first one. And maybe that's the point, but it's kinda a shitty thing to base your movie on.

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    I finally found a cheapish copy of JFK on Blu-ray, which is awesome because the prices on Amazon are insane

    I then realized that two of my favorite movies ever, both this and The Social Network, are ones that take extreme liberties with the truth, so much that you can't really even call it "taking liberties"

    Should movies revolving around real events but not really being about them (due to their highly falsified nature) get all the flack they receive?

    I mean I know people still feel pretty good about The Social Network, but JFK is a film that's been pretty criminally underrated since its release because the majority of it is fiction

    And I find that to be a total bummer, because good goddamn, this is an excellent piece of filmmaking if you can keep in mind that it's barely rooted in reality

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    kaceypkaceyp we stayed bright as lightning we sang loud as thunderRegistered User regular
    edited August 2014
    I love JFK. Love love love. I first saw it on HBO or something when I was in maybe early high school, and I came across it at like midnight, and I definitely had school the next day but I just could not turn the movie off because it was so compelling and engrossing. Not to mention that it's one of those "this movie has ALL the actors" movies.
    kaceyp wrote: »
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    Eh, being gross to criticise gross people just makes you gross too. Like, Zach Snyder claims that Sucker Punch is criticising gross fanboys. There's certainly bits of the film that do or try it. But the film itself is still (IMO) on the gross fanboy side of things, even as it claims to be criticising it.
    Yeah, if Eli Roth was attempting to mock the "torture porn" genre, I think he went a bit too native. I couldn't handle Hostel. And I'm actually a fan of the Saw films, overall. But Hostel just has some shit in it that is too much. I turned down an invitation to watch the sequel.

    The sequel is much worse. Like, those girls aren't even creepy sex tourists like the guys in the first movie, but they get Hostel'd all the same. And you lose the Spring Breakers/Hostel 1 audience-as-the-creepy-voyeur narrative, since the only nudity is a decidedly un-sexy Heather Matarazzo scene; leaving the movie has you pretty much thinking that you got tricked into seeing it after liking the first one. And maybe that's the point, but it's kinda a shitty thing to base your movie on.
    I think I actually saw a censored version of that scene at some point, or maybe something with the other girls. No thanks, no thanks. Well, Heather Matarazzo and I will always have Welcome to the Dollhouse.

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Just saw Dredd.

    Dredd is a fantastic movie.

    That is all.

    I'm doing a Dredd/Raid 2 double bill tomorrow.

    Gonna be awesome

    Is that even safe? Your adrenal gland is gonna straight up pop

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    chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Do you think it's trademarked?Registered User regular
    Just saw Dredd.

    Dredd is a fantastic movie.

    That is all.

    I'm doing a Dredd/Raid 2 double bill tomorrow.

    Gonna be awesome

    Is that even safe? Your adrenal gland is gonna straight up pop

    I never thought I would die this way, but I've always really hoped.

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    Crimson KingCrimson King Registered User regular
    hostel is sort of the go-to movie when you talk about torture porn

    i feel like for eli roth that justifies it

    like, he wanted to make a movie that people would still be talking about years later, and there you go

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    SixshotStrikerSixshotStriker Registered User regular
    edited September 2014
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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    I saw Guardians of the Galaxy tonight. It was good fun, interested to see what they do with the next one. Weird that the 'realest' characters in terms of getting me emotionally involved were a magic tree person and a talking raccoon.

    The first scene kind of took me by surprise with how rough it was. Especially as
    I went with a friend whose mum currently has cancer, and another friend whose dad died of cancer.
    I wasn't expecting that kind of thing.

    Kind of wish Gamora had more of a personality.

    Also
    baby Groot dancing during the credits
    was possibly my single favourite bit.

    Also also, that tape would have been warped to fuck by the time of the film.

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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    yeah I remember thinking that the opening scene of GotG is really really heavy. much more so than expected, and I wondered what it'd be like for someone who's been in that situation.

    that said it does make quite a number of aspects of the movie more meaningful as a result, with some big emotional pay-offs

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    yeah I remember thinking that the opening scene of GotG is really really heavy. much more so than expected, and I wondered what it'd be like for someone who's been in that situation.

    that said it does make quite a number of aspects of the movie more meaningful as a result, with some big emotional pay-offs

    It's really weird

    Because I've seen a lot of criticism of the movie about how that stuff is not emotionally paid off in any way whatsoever

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    SassoriSassori Registered User regular
    I thought the kid did an amazing job in that scene.

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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    yeah I remember thinking that the opening scene of GotG is really really heavy. much more so than expected, and I wondered what it'd be like for someone who's been in that situation.

    that said it does make quite a number of aspects of the movie more meaningful as a result, with some big emotional pay-offs

    It's really weird

    Because I've seen a lot of criticism of the movie about how that stuff is not emotionally paid off in any way whatsoever

    I thought it did and I'm the one whose opinion matters in the world of My Personal Enjoyment of Movies (TM) so eh

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    Also also, that tape would have been warped to fuck by the time of the film.
    Like he's not gonna use space magic to restore his priceless family heirloom.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    I also like in the next scene.
    the lady with pink hair was wearing his shirt in the opening scene.

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    wanderingwandering Russia state-affiliated media Registered User regular
    YaYa wrote: »
    i really need to watch more edgar wright movies

    i've only seen scott pilgrim and hot fuzz but they're both amazing

    luckily there's only two more!
    That's not lucky at all!

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    yeah I remember thinking that the opening scene of GotG is really really heavy. much more so than expected, and I wondered what it'd be like for someone who's been in that situation.

    that said it does make quite a number of aspects of the movie more meaningful as a result, with some big emotional pay-offs

    It's really weird

    Because I've seen a lot of criticism of the movie about how that stuff is not emotionally paid off in any way whatsoever

    I thought it did and I'm the one whose opinion matters in the world of My Personal Enjoyment of Movies (TM) so eh

    I also thought it super duper did!

    People think a lot of things about that movie and I think they are crazy for thinking them!

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    DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    I also like in the next scene.
    the lady with pink hair was wearing his shirt in the opening scene.

    Honestly I was a little surprised.
    I thought for sure that Bereet was going to show up again later. Like she just fell asleep on the Milano and there would be a gag where Quill had forgotten her again. Like, she'd walk out of the wreckage of the Dark Aster (still wearing Kid!Quill's shirt) and ask what was going on.

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    LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    So, has anyone seen Predestination? Because that was a fucken good film.

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    QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    So, I saw they appeared on Netflix and having heard their reputations before, I need forumpinions on: Antichrist and Nymphomaniac. I've got a friend who really liked them, but she also liked human centipede.

    I'm fine with being uncomfortable for 2 hours so long as its for a good reason. I'm not good with gore etc. for its own sake. (Funny Games was good, if deliberately paced to make the viewer squirm.)

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I kinda tend to think Lars von Trier can go fuck himself

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Hmm
    I realize that's less than helpful to you

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    Crimson KingCrimson King Registered User regular
    the opening scene of gotg was kind of weird and fake and uncompelling to me, and i have a non-zero amount of experience with its subject matter

    but then there wasn't a single character arc in that movie which i felt had the ring of truth

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    TransporterTransporter Registered User regular
    Aistan wrote: »
    Just saw Dredd.

    Dredd is a fantastic movie.

    That is all.

    : dreddface :
    Yeah[
    Blake T wrote: »
    I also like in the next scene.
    the lady with pink hair was wearing his shirt in the opening scene.

    Honestly I was a little surprised.
    I thought for sure that Bereet was going to show up again later. Like she just fell asleep on the Milano and there would be a gag where Quill had forgotten her again. Like, she'd walk out of the wreckage of the Dark Aster (still wearing Kid!Quill's shirt) and ask what was going on.

    Yeah.
    They amicably split on Novaworld before Quill goes to Collector Jr.

    But yeah, her showing up in the Milano a second time would have been AMAZING

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    the opening scene of gotg was kind of weird and fake and uncompelling to me, and i have a non-zero amount of experience with its subject matter

    but then there wasn't a single character arc in that movie which i felt had the ring of truth

    All the characters felt really shallow. But it was fun and I dunno how much depth you can really expect when you want to fit in so much crazy action and general weirdness.

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