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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Holy shit Timothy Olyohant is in Gone in Sixty Seconds. He's Delroy Lindos colleague at the police or whatever.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Holy shit Timothy Olyohant is in Gone in Sixty Seconds. He's Delroy Lindos colleague at the police or whatever.

    Yup

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  • astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    The original Cat People is rad as well. I prefer it to the 70's remake and it is also very horny, but in a code era way.

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  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Tonight I rented Videodrome.

    I've never seen it before!

    This film is a lot!

    A real case of Cronenberg unleashed cinematically.

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    I saw Videodrome for the first time when I was way too young to see Videodrome

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    I saw Videodrome for the first time when I was way too young to see Videodrome

    I think I’m still too young to see Videodrome tbh

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  • EriktheVikingGamerEriktheVikingGamer Registered User regular
    edited August 27
    Now go for the double trouble and watch Scanners. :)

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  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Now go the the double trouble and watch Scanners. :)

    I watched Scanners last Saturday!

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  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    I think if I was going to pair Videodrome with something, it'd likely be eXistenZ.

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  • astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I think if I was going to pair Videodrome with something, it'd likely be eXistenZ.

    That or Naked Lunch.

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    I can think of at least two things wrong with that title

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    I can think of at least two things wrong with that title

    Gilliam and Cronenberg are the only people who could possibly make an actual adaptation of that book
    (Actually I think there’s been a few attempts but I haven’t seen them)

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    rewatched birds of prey yesterday. don't know the last time i watched the same movie more than once in a year

    turns out? just as fun the second time! my knees still hurt from watching

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    watched Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey in anticipation of the international holiday tomorrow and I don't think I ever fully reckoned with how completely gonzo it is

    congratulations to William Sadler on what I can only assume was an Academy Award-winning performance though

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Shorty wrote: »
    I can think of at least two things wrong with that title

    Gilliam and Cronenberg are the only people who could possibly make an actual adaptation of that book
    (Actually I think there’s been a few attempts but I haven’t seen them)

    it's a simpsons quote!

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited August 27


    I'm Thinking of Ending Things, a new surreal psychological horror film from Charlie Kaufman, comes to Netflix Sept 4

    Starring Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette and David Thewlis

    Extremely proud to say the embargo's up and this is getting a lot of love
    If “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” feels like both an act of self-parody for its director and also a radical departure from his previous work, that’s because it takes Kaufman’s usual fixations and turns them inside out. While this leaky snow globe of a breakup movie is yet another bizarre and ruefully hilarious trip into the rift between people, it’s not — for the first time — about someone who’s trying to cross it. On the contrary, Kaufman is now telling a story about the rift itself....The result is an surreal, erratic, and strangely moving experience that circles around a realization it can’t put into words

    ...And yet, for all of its self-insistent detours and high-minded indulgences, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” rarely feels like a concept in search of a movie. There’s a fullness and vitality to it that shines through even when the film is chasing its own tail, which is basically all it wants to do. It’s a trick Kaufman pulls off by following through on an approach that his screenplays have flirted with for as long as he’s been writing them: From the voiceover-driven prologue Kaufman has borrows from Reid’s book, to the sublimely disassociative new ending he uses to transcend it, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” feels less like a film about thought than it does a thought that’s been filmed.
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    If I’m giving you the impression that I’m Thinking of Ending Things is a fussy, pretentious bit of clap-trap, it’s not. It’s a beautiful, strange terrarium of a film, inviting us to gaze through the glass and wonder what’s going on underneath. Just as funny and creepy as it needs to be, the film is Kaufman at the top of his game, firing on all cylinders. A master of his own unique, unclassifiable craft. The cast here brings it all to life, with Plemons’ clumsy, awkward Jake both unlikable and lovable, and Collette and Thewlis as parents who seem to age vast years in the span of one night, both sinking their teeth into their uncanny roles. But it’s Buckley, front and center for nearly every scene, that we remain fixated on. “I’m thinking of ending things,” she tells us. And in telling us, she invites us to find out just what she means.
    Charlie Kaufman is a celebrated filmmaker who has built a reputation for using surreal and metaphysical frameworks to explore very human themes of mortality, identity, and the meaning of life. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meditated on heartbreak through a sojourn of memories in the process of being erased. Lack of fulfillment became a core theme in the trippy Being John Malkovich. All of which to say that it’s easy to see what drew him to author Iain Reid’s bestselling debut novel, a dark, heady story steeped in psychological horror. Kaufman takes the bones of the book and rebuilds the tale into something uniquely his, resulting in a mind-bending awards season contender that’s scrubbed away much of the atmospheric horror from the source material.

    ...There’s a high probability that the lengthy runtime and the abstract approach in I’m Thinking of Ending Things will prove divisive. Perhaps more so for fans of Reid’s chilling novel, though the melancholy truth remains the same in this adaptation. For those on Kaufman’s wavelength, his latest will likely wreck you. It’s triumphant in casting a spell of heartbreak and longing. It bides its sweet time in showing its hand, though it is not even then easily accessible.
    My review of Kaufman's scary, slippery I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS won't be up until later, but what I'll say is that it dazzled and disquieted me. A hall of mirrors that stares into you as you stare into it, existentially acrobatic, visually striking, and acted to the nines.

    [Kaufman's] most ambitious work as a director yet despite the film’s seemingly simple premise. Awkward, deliberate, symbolic & melancholy with great performances, it’ll be impossible to digest in one sitting

    I'll be there day one, and I'll be there multiple times

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    That would be a real easy book to just fuck right up

  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    I've seen a few of charlie kaufman's movies and I think I hate Charlie Kaufman

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    I watched Class Action Park, the documentary on Action Park, a very bad water park. It's...kind of a mess? There are a lot of stories about how wild and wacky the place was, told with this, "hey, wasn't it crazy how this part of our childhood was???" tone, and then it pivots to, "here is the grieving mother of a teenager who died in the park," and how the park's fraudulent, fake insurance company insured they couldn't get sued for any real amount of money, and how the park lied to the newspaper and the government about how and why he died, and then made no changes. And then it's back to, "it was so wild! it's probably good that the park existed! who knows!" and it kind of tries to bridge that gap at the end, but it can't pull it off because they're kind of enamored with the asshole who built the place

  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I love Charlie Kaufman and I love surreal psychological horror soooooo...

    Yeah, I’m in!

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  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    id say that a documentary really better pick a fucking lane between uncovering injustice and rubbernecking

    but then again tiger king

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I feel like Action Park is always going to have some of those problems

    Like, it was undeniably a shitty thing on a moral/conceptual level

    But so many of the people who care about Action Park care about it because of their wild childhood experiences there, even if they acknowledge as adults that it never should have been open in the first place

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  • MagellMagell Sphinx! Parts UnknownRegistered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    I watched Class Action Park, the documentary on Action Park, a very bad water park. It's...kind of a mess? There are a lot of stories about how wild and wacky the place was, told with this, "hey, wasn't it crazy how this part of our childhood was???" tone, and then it pivots to, "here is the grieving mother of a teenager who died in the park," and how the park's fraudulent, fake insurance company insured they couldn't get sued for any real amount of money, and how the park lied to the newspaper and the government about how and why he died, and then made no changes. And then it's back to, "it was so wild! it's probably good that the park existed! who knows!" and it kind of tries to bridge that gap at the end, but it can't pull it off because they're kind of enamored with the asshole who built the place

    I'm going to check this out, but it sounds like I'm better off with the version Defunctland made.

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I think there are two good ways to make an Action Park documentary.

    One is the bait and switch, where you start with all the good stories of Action Park and how it was this wild thing that everyone loved, and then abruptly shift into the stories of how it was actually awful and people died and were seriously injured and the behind the scenes machinations of the owner. It sounds like this might be the way Class Action Park was trying to go, but you need to be really careful not to accidentally include any more fun stuff to balance it out. You are trying to make an unbalanced piece of work if you do this, and you can't ameliorate things with fun stories once you've started into the bad stuff (which might be hard to do with interview footage and stuff like that).

    The other is to just... ignore that people had fun there? Like, if your documentary is about how bad Action Park was, don't bother mentioning the goofy stories. Those are out there, I guarantee you, and most people who are watching a documentary about Action Park are aware of its reputation. Just talk about it as a place that hurt a lot of people, because that is what it was, and your documentary can be about that.

  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I think there are two good ways to make an Action Park documentary.

    One is the bait and switch, where you start with all the good stories of Action Park and how it was this wild thing that everyone loved, and then abruptly shift into the stories of how it was actually awful and people died and were seriously injured and the behind the scenes machinations of the owner. It sounds like this might be the way Class Action Park was trying to go, but you need to be really careful not to accidentally include any more fun stuff to balance it out. You are trying to make an unbalanced piece of work if you do this, and you can't ameliorate things with fun stories once you've started into the bad stuff (which might be hard to do with interview footage and stuff like that).

    The other is to just... ignore that people had fun there? Like, if your documentary is about how bad Action Park was, don't bother mentioning the goofy stories. Those are out there, I guarantee you, and most people who are watching a documentary about Action Park are aware of its reputation. Just talk about it as a place that hurt a lot of people, because that is what it was, and your documentary can be about that.

    So you're saying the best two to make an action park documentary is the film Action Point with Johnny Knoxville?

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I think there are two good ways to make an Action Park documentary.

    One is the bait and switch, where you start with all the good stories of Action Park and how it was this wild thing that everyone loved, and then abruptly shift into the stories of how it was actually awful and people died and were seriously injured and the behind the scenes machinations of the owner. It sounds like this might be the way Class Action Park was trying to go, but you need to be really careful not to accidentally include any more fun stuff to balance it out. You are trying to make an unbalanced piece of work if you do this, and you can't ameliorate things with fun stories once you've started into the bad stuff (which might be hard to do with interview footage and stuff like that).

    The other is to just... ignore that people had fun there? Like, if your documentary is about how bad Action Park was, don't bother mentioning the goofy stories. Those are out there, I guarantee you, and most people who are watching a documentary about Action Park are aware of its reputation. Just talk about it as a place that hurt a lot of people, because that is what it was, and your documentary can be about that.

    So you're saying the best two to make an action park documentary is the film Action Point with Johnny Knoxville?

    I would not say that, no. That movie was not very good.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    Shorty wrote: »
    I can think of at least two things wrong with that title

    Gilliam and Cronenberg are the only people who could possibly make an actual adaptation of that book
    (Actually I think there’s been a few attempts but I haven’t seen them)

    it's a simpsons quote!

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    A pop culture reference? In MY internet forum ?

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    tynic wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    Shorty wrote: »
    I can think of at least two things wrong with that title

    Gilliam and Cronenberg are the only people who could possibly make an actual adaptation of that book
    (Actually I think there’s been a few attempts but I haven’t seen them)

    it's a simpsons quote!

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  • Ms DapperMs Dapper Yuri Librarian Registered User regular
    Defunctland did it best

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I think there are two good ways to make an Action Park documentary.

    One is the bait and switch, where you start with all the good stories of Action Park and how it was this wild thing that everyone loved, and then abruptly shift into the stories of how it was actually awful and people died and were seriously injured and the behind the scenes machinations of the owner. It sounds like this might be the way Class Action Park was trying to go, but you need to be really careful not to accidentally include any more fun stuff to balance it out. You are trying to make an unbalanced piece of work if you do this, and you can't ameliorate things with fun stories once you've started into the bad stuff (which might be hard to do with interview footage and stuff like that).

    The other is to just... ignore that people had fun there? Like, if your documentary is about how bad Action Park was, don't bother mentioning the goofy stories. Those are out there, I guarantee you, and most people who are watching a documentary about Action Park are aware of its reputation. Just talk about it as a place that hurt a lot of people, because that is what it was, and your documentary can be about that.

    Yeah, the real problem is that it spends maybe twenty minutes on the literal actual crimes the founder of Action Park is responsible for, ranging from mail fraud to buying off local officials and getting journalists fired for reporting on corruption. These are things that resulted in people in that park fucking dying, and he even got to buy the park back before he died. Like, even the stories where people get cut going down a slide because people's teeth are stuck in the padding is played as a sort of goofy joke.

    It feels like they...ended up settling on the idea that "it's like an eighties teen comedy...but in real life!" angle and then slapped a, "but seriously, people died," segment on sort of haphazardly.

  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Them public water parks man I dunno

    I guess I'm just unfriendly but I don't even like to get a whiff other people let alone get sluiced in the same water they got sluiced

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    I get why water parks exist but my most miserable days on vacation growing up were always the days we went to a water park

  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    I went to a water park once, I got water stuck in my ear for literal weeks and could barely hear out of that ear, 0/10 experience.

  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    edited August 27
    I live 1.7 miles away from a water park.

    An auto scrap yard rests between my suburban neighborhood and some more before arriving at Wild Waves!

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    there was a water park in the eastern hills of my city when I was a kid which was like the default "expensive kid-oriented day out" destination

    All i remember is that it had only one slide that was actually fun for anyone who wasn't a toddler, and that slide had a nasty drop halfway down which would give you a pretty brutal bruise if you hit it at speed, so you'd spend a while going down the slide on your butt until you bruised your coccyx to the point of not being able to sit, then try to strategically swivel your hips at key points to avoid landing on the sore spot until your entire rear end was a sore part, then try going down on your front (this phase never lasted as long but I can't remember what body part it hurt), then limp back to your parents and beg them for hot dog money for two hours.

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  • MagellMagell Sphinx! Parts UnknownRegistered User regular
    The problem with water parks is lots of walking up stairs in wet swimsuits.

    The good thing is lazy rivers.

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Magell wrote: »
    The problem with water parks is lots of walking up stairs in wet swimsuits.

    The good thing is lazy rivers.

    Walking up stairs and concrete that have been heated to oven temperature by the sun in bare feet

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