[Movies] Talk about the last movie you saw 2: Electric Threadaloo

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The dichotomy of this country promoting "black forgiveness" at the same time as "everyone needs to learn that treating white men badly justifies their violence".... I don't even have words.
 
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Well, you don't have words because you spend too much time ginning up your outrage over bullshit.

I'm about as Lefty/progressive, as you can be. But shrieking, teeth gnashing, hair pulling people that decry how 'THIS IS AWEFUL' , and don't do anything . Especially when they don't have a good argument, It gets tiresome.
 
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Well, you don't have words because you spend too much time ginning up your outrage over bullshit.

I'm about as Lefty/progressive, as you can be. But shrieking, teeth gnashing, hair pulling people that decry how 'THIS IS AWEFUL' , and don't do anything . Especially when they don't have a good argument, It gets tiresome.
Do you need a hug? You seem agitated today.
 
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Body Bags: Anthology with many parts played by famous horror creators, hosted by John Carpenter. Cheesy, tasteless, gross. I liked it a lot. The only real downside: a sex scene between Mark Hamill and Twiggy that showed Mark's whole ass and left nothing to the imagination. Now that was horror.

Halloween III: Cheesy 80s horror. Also very entertaining. Nothing to do with Michael Myers. Hightlight: doughy white guy protagonist with a pornstache that every single woman in the movie wants to bang (with the exception of his ex wife). Like, yeah, someone broke my dad's head with his bare hands yesterday and killed him, but of course I want to shack up in a hotel room with you big guy. Slightly less believable that the monsters.
 
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Body Bags: Anthology .... only real downside: a sex scene between Mark Hamill and Twiggy that showed Mark's whole ass and left nothing to the imagination. Now that was horror.
I had to look up when this was released. Because original flavor Star Wars Mark Hamill? :unibrow: But early 90's, 40-something Hamill? Maybe less so.
 
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Oh and you know what? Fuck Joker.

Apparently that movie is paying royalties to convicted pedophile Gary Glitter because they just HAAAAAD to use one of his songs. No other song on Earth could do. Nope. Todd Phillips would rather pay money to a fucking pedophile than not use one of his songs. Jesus Christ.
 
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Sooo sick. As such, the October marathon continues and I squeeze every drop out of my Shudder subscription:

Last Shift: Rookie stays the night alone in a closing police station. Station is haunted. Shenanigans. The plot is pretty straightforward but it was worth watching for some of the visuals and set pieces.

Hell House LLC 3: It was just as dumb as the first two. Probably more so. Not worth it unless you're sick and too tired to find something else.

Tales From the Darkside: The Movie: Haven't seen this since I was a kid. It was gross and stupid and terrific and I highly recommend it. How I forgot Buster Pointdexter battling a cat I can't imagine.

Currently watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which I'm not particularly enjoying (I like supernatural stuff) but feel like I should have seen by now as a horror movie fan. I did the same with Friday the 13th, which also wasn't a favorite.
 

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Saw Joker with my parents last night. I agree with the rest of you - this was a finely crafted, excellent quality movie that I did not like watching. Phoenix will probably get an oscar nom, if not win one. But whatever benefit the movie might provide to society by trying to bring attention to mental health issues, it does not help the stigma and could easily be seen as a call to violence for the distraught. The theater where we went to see the movie had posted "no costumes" signs. My parents didn't understand why until after we'd seen the movie.
 
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I saw Gemini Man. To sum it up in one word... meh. It borrowed so many elements from other, better thrillers. The de-aging tech put Will Smith's younger self squarely in Uncanny Valley.
 
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I saw Gemini Man. To sum it up in one word... meh. It borrowed so many elements from other, better thrillers. The de-aging tech put Will Smith's younger self squarely in Uncanny Valley.
They didn't actually use de-aging. They had an actor playing young will Smith and mocapped him to replace him with a cgi fresh prince.
 
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A double feature of the free on Youtube "Trick or Treat" which was a fun litttle rock and roll horror movie, and for the first time "Candyman" which was...SUUUUUUUUUUUUPER chilling like hot DAMN!
 
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A double feature of the free on Youtube "Trick or Treat" which was a fun litttle rock and roll horror movie, and for the first time "Candyman" which was...SUUUUUUUUUUUUPER chilling like hot DAMN!
Candyman is in my top 3 Horror movies of all time. It's criminally underrated and it's horror is routed in urban decay and violence, which is something a lot of horror just passes over. I've got high hopes for the Jordan Peele remake.
 
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Also El Camino. It felt more like an extended episode of Breaking Bad than an actual movie, but that is perfectly fine. That's all I wanted. It's a perfect epilogue to the series.
 
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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I actually haven't seen this yet. I'm going to give a running commentary while I watch it.

Right away in the opening crawl, they decide to repeat old story beats again. The bad guys have found the good guys and now they have to evacuate? Boy that sounds Hothy.
Heh, Poe's funny.
This bomber chick is hot.
I would've thought Finn would be in a bacta tank, but it looks like they're using bacta suits now.
Hey there's an X-Wing in the water on Luke's planet. I swear, if they do another lift-an-X-Wing-from-the-water scene...
Now that I think about it, I wonder where Rey learned to speak Shyriiwook.
Andy Serkis's voice is getting too recognizable. I see Snoke but I hear Caesar from Planet of the Apes. Or maybe Ulysses Klaue.
What does Kylo Ren have against turbolifts?
Ah, the famous space cow scene.
There is a fell voice on the air...
Ah, paper books. Despite George Lucas saying the Star Wars universe doesn't have paper.
This is probably going to be repeated quite a few times, but Daisy Ridley is beautiful.
This X-Wing chick is hot as well.
Ok, not gonna lie, Kylo's ship looks badass.
Hee, Super-Leia really does look as silly as everyone says it does.
I know I'm supposed to think these alien puffins are cute, but I'm immune to their charms.
Artoo sure kept that video file for a long time.
I feel like we're supposed to hate Admiral Holdo, but to me it sounds like she's talking a lot of sense.
Who's filming Maz Kanata while she's in the middle of a firefight?
I kinda wish the hot sister was the one that survived. Is that bad of me?
So far I rather like Mark Hamill's acting. He does the "reluctant teacher" role very well.
I'm getting strong EU vibes from Rey and Kylo. They have so many elements from Jacen and Jaina, such as their connection through the Force, their high Force potential, Kylo's fall to darkness, etc.
Ah ha ha, Canto Bight is filled with the worst people in the galaxy. Just say it's a wreched hive of scum and villainy, sheesh.
Even the music sounds like the cantina band.
Practicing with a lightsaber without any instruction seems like a good way to accidentally remove an extremity.
This whole segment with the casino isn't nearly as exciting or interesting as the filmmakers seem to think it is.
Is it, like, mandatory for every Star Wars story to have a scoundrel?
Damn, Ben really is swole.
Oh come on, a cave of Dark Side energy where you see illusions of your own face? They're not even trying.
"There's still good in him." Seriously, they're not even trying at all.
Y'know, Daisy Ridley really is beautiful.
Yay, Yoda's back!
The First Order has an ironing droid. Okay then.
Bringing the young Jedi to meet your master, while you get comments about how you don't need to do this and that she can sense the good in you. Not... even... trying.
Oh hey, Phasma. I forgot she existed.
Okay so the subplot with Finn and Rose and Poe's entire plan was pointless. That's frustrating. Well okay, we got some character development for Poe, I guess that's something.
Wow so that's the end of Snoke, just like that, huh?
Hey Ben's crossguard actually came in handy in a fight.
"Join me and we can rule the galaxy together." They're really not even... oh forget it.
Wow that hyperspace ram move really is super effective. They should use it more often.
So BB8 can pilot an AT-ST. Okay then.
I really don't understand what the point of Phasma is.
Snow planet, AT-ATs. Things are getting Hothy again, boys.
Sorry, salt planet.
Seems rather odd for the new Supreme Leader and the commander of the First Order's military forces to both be in the ground assault force.
Oh look, the Falcon pulls a Big Damn Heroes moment, just like in... sigh, never mind.
Ok, not gonna lie, the rebel theme music playing for this dogfight is putting a smile on my face.
Suicide run in the face of heavy fire while the Death Star weapon charges up. Ooooooh boy.
Okay so Rose stops Finn making his suicide run. Is it weird if I think this was a storytelling misstep? I think Finn sacrificing himself to take out the cannon and protecting what's left of the Resistance would've been a noble end for the character. I mean, that's a pretty good and complete character arc right there. The former Stormtrooper giving everything he's got for his newfound comrades. That's compelling story.
Wait where did Luke come from?
Man, they should rename this movie to "Hux Gets Thrown Around By The Force".
That shot of Rey lifting the rocks? That's a cool shot.
Ok Luke's Force Illusion power is a bit inconsistent. Is he corporeal to other people or not? He could touch Leia and give her the dice, but then Kylo can't touch him?
Wait Luke's planet has two suns? He's staring at a binary sunset again? With that same music again? I find their lack of trying disturbing.
Oh wait the dice aren't corporeal. Ok then. Luke made ghost dice.
Ok was it my imagination or is that little boy Force sensitive?

All right, all in all it wasn't too bad. Not as terrible as some people seem to have made it out to be. But still, it really does feel like there's a severe lack of originality here.
 
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I liked the Joker...but I ain't gonna call this a masterpiece anytime soon, its in-CREDIBLY genre, the first act drags on, the depiction of mental illness is spotty, and the timeline is all KINDS of fucked, is it the seventies/eighties, modern day, a bizarre alternate timeline, I DUNNO!
 
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Serenity (2019 movie starring Matthew McConaughey)

This movie is shit in every way it is possible for a movie to be shit. That is all.
 

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Venom

As long as you approach it like you would a made-for-TV (and I mean CW-grade) movie, it's goofy stupid fun. I like that it obviously doesn't take itself seriously, and yeah, it's not gonna win any oscars, but I enjoyed it way more than I did many of the "real" MCU movies like Ultron or Iron Man 3. I can see why it's getting a sequel, and I'll probably watch it.
 
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Venom

As long as you approach it like you would a made-for-TV (and I mean CW-grade) movie, it's goofy stupid fun. I like that it obviously doesn't take itself seriously, and yeah, it's not gonna win any oscars, but I enjoyed it way more than I did many of the "real" MCU movies like Ultron or Iron Man 3. I can see why it's getting a sequel, and I'll probably watch it.
I enjoyed venom a lot, almost as much as Eddie Brock enjoyed making out with the symbiote
 

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Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013)

I had to think for a bit before I put this here, or in the anime thread, or in the animation thread. This is a marvel animated movie done by prominent anime studio Madhouse, and it has its good points and its bad points.

The good? It's very well illustrated, has halfway decent CGI, and a grand sense of scope. Matt Mercer does well as Tony Stark, and Norman Reedus makes a passable Frank Castle.

But that's about it.

The story is unfocused, the plot progression is inconsistent, the dialogue flip flops between boring and "90s anime" levels of sophomorically inscrutable. And exacerbating everything, this entire affair is so far up its own ass it is counting polyps. Not a hint of self-awareness to be found, just SRS BZNS from the word go to the closing credits. Eyerolling levels of edgelord and kewld00dery make this movie largely miss the mark for any but the most die-hard marvel fan, and even those will then find a plethora of nits to pick.

If anything, this movie definitely hammers home that spectacle is no longer enough to carry a work. Nobody's impressed by intricate artwork or CGI anymore - it's taken for granted, and sometimes even unnecessary. And spectacle is really all this had going for it. But under that shallow veneer is a confused, insubstantial mishmash of pretense and pomp that makes you wish you'd spent the last 2 hours doing something more productive.

Verdict: this one's a pass. Give it a miss.
 
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All the Marvel anime is terrible, no matter how good some of it looks. The X-men one is really, really terrible.
 
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I am about to type two extremely true and unopposed statements.

Terminator Dark Fate is by far the best Terminator sequel since Terminator 2.

Terminator Dark Fate completely fails to live up to Terminator and Terminator 2.

I am 100% in love with Mackenzie Davis. Tall, in-shape AF and Canadian? Sign me up. She's only a little younger than me too which shocked the shit out of me. She looks 5-8 years younger than that.
 
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