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It's 3 hours long but there's Pattinson and Colin Farrell in it, I don't think it can go wrong…
I'll probably wait for a week and watch it on a weekday to dodge the sweaty neckbeards crowd though
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I am haunted by this poster
I liked it!
LOVED Dano as the Riddler. Pattinson might be my favorite batman. My biggest complaint is the run time but at least it doesn't get too boring.
I wish theaters would bring back intermissions for anything 2.5+ hours.
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Just watched Batman
The plot was alright, although sometimes the riddler's a bit over the top, but well that's how his character is supposed to be. I recommend everyone who doesn't know much about the zodiac killer to at least watch Zodiac (2007) before watching The Batman, else you'd miss all the funny little Zodiac references. Batman looks a bit too emo sometimes but it's all for some really nice character development that occurs through all the movie
But above all I absolutely loved the cinematography, which was done by Greig Fraser, who got about 10 awards and nominations for Dune. Nearly every scene takes place at night and about every kind of lighting is used (except candlelight because no one's going to top Kubrick on that). You've got scenes with nightclub lighting, neon street lighting, dawn lighting, phone lighting, projector lighting, fog lighting, police lights on water lighting, you've even got one scene where the exclusive source of light is gun shots. I think Greig Fraser is the next Roger Deakins, and he's certainly going to be the second cinematographer whose name I'll remember>>187005>I wish theaters would bring back intermissions for anything 2.5+ hours.
Yeah towards the end I had a lot of people leaving their seats and coming back, you absolutely have to go to the toilet first or train your bladder before watching it, and drink as little as you can for 3 hours
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Could someone please recommend movies (or documentaries) in which there are basically no men? Only thing semi-recent I can think of is Portrait of a Lady on Fire, where you only see a male character for a few seconds maybe twice.
>>187081>nightclub lighting, neon street lighting, dawn lighting, phone lighting, projector lighting, fog lighting, police lights on water lighting, you've even got one scene where the exclusive source of light is gun shots
I love the sound of this, I'm watching it tomorrow, so excited!! When I watched the trailer I was unsure about it because I was like…what angle can the director give Batman at this day and age, we already had campy, goofy Batman (70s), quirky and dark Batman (Burton's), dark, gloomy Batman with philosophical undertones (Nolan's). Based on the atmosphere of the trailer it looked like a mix of Burton's and Nolan's
Samefag I just watched it and honestly I loved it even with the occasional goofiness that came with the desire to humanize comicbookcharacters and generally make things more realistic. Batman is now a socially inept tech-obsessed autist starring in 'Father Issues - The Movie'. I liked that they toned down the superstrength thing and also took away his charm that he had in previous adaptations but sometimes it was genuinely hilarious watching him. Like when he awkwardly stood and stared at people. The fact that Batman apparently journals on a daily basis also cracked me up. I also enjoyed the father-son undertones of his interactions with Alfred, the scene where he told Pattinson to take a shower was like watching a dad trying to get his basementdwelling teenage son's shit together kek. Further random thoughts:
- THE LIGHTING! THE CINEMATOGRAPHY!! Gorgeous, i loved the nightclub scenes and the scenes where the gunshots were the only source of light
- The Riddler is essentially the Zodiac, if the Zodiac was raised by the Internet. It might be just me but he also gave off Dahmer-vibes, I wonder if that was intentional with the glasses. Anyhow I liked that the character was grounded in reality and there were visual and auditory cues connecting him to real life serial killers
- Zoe Kravitz is an actual goddess and I would cut off my arms if I was granted a passing resemblance to her. She was terrific. Again I liked that Catwoman did not have cartoonish strength and couldn't cartoonkick Batman into a corner. She was also not used as a sidepiece for one dimensional corporate feminist propaganda, which I also liked. She was fierce and tough when she had to be but wasn't afraid to show her emotions either. I feel like Zoe outshined Pattinson in every scene they were together, and made him look like a wrinkled up cucumber
- The score was also great, felt like a minimalistic adaptation of the Nolan version's score, but darker, sometimes even having a horroristic feel to it
- I'm ESL and know nothing about American accents, could an amerifag tell me what accent/dialect the Penguin had? Boston dialect? Italian accent?
- The video recording contact lenses would be best thing a person with ADHD or memory problems could ever have, I would give all of my money for a pair
Apparently Colin Farrell based his accent on a 80s NYC building caretaker, and on Fredo from the Godfather, so italian-american
If you liked the Riddler here Paul Dano plays about the same role in Prisoners (great Villeneuve movie)
I did a double take when I realized the Penguin was played by Colin Farrell. I didn't look up the cast before and while I was watching I literally thought he was some unknown actor. I checked the cast list afterwards and my jaw dropped.>Prisoners (great Villeneuve movie)
Thanks for the rec!
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Two thirds into the movie, after pondering multiple times if I just should stop watching it, I realized this is just Ordet but with mystical prostitution of a mentally challenged woman
Why do I keep watching Lars von Trier movies? I should have just watched Ordet again. Now that I think of it Dancer in the Dark is just The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
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Putting Nicolas Cage and alpacas in it instantly made it a B(+) movie, but the dedication of the director and Cage, who both wanted to do the movie as an homage to one of their parents who were Lovecraft fans, manage to make it a pretty good adaptation of The Colour out of Space. The music's perfectly alien, there are a lot of references to the other works of Lovecraft and to Carpenter movies (the most lovecraftian director there is), and the acting's tolerable (there's that kid with glasses from the Haunting of Hill House!)
The visual effects really are at their best at the very end of the movie, but most of them don't reach the level of eldritch stygian that's present in the Lovecraft short story. The body horror effects are decent, but CGI really is never going to beat practical effects. Every time Cage's character speaks of an indescribable color, you can't help but think "No it's not, it's called magenta". Maybe it's unreasonable to expect a filmmaker to film an impossible color, yet I have the feeling just regular magenta light isn't the best rendition that could have been achieved. Nonetheless it's still one of the best Lovecraft movies made so far, made better if you read the short story and 2 or 3 others as well before watching it
Sadly the movie bombed badly and it turns out that the director was an abusive spouse all along, which means his producer cut all ties with him, so this is probably the Lovecraft movie with the biggest budget we're ever going to get…
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Helter Skelter (2012)!
I'm pretty sure the director of black swan bought the rights to the film.
I watched both films and while I though black swan was ok I think Perfect Blue handled a lot of themes in a better and more nuanced way.
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What movies come to your mind when you think of Gothic imagery?
Everything by Tim Burton, of course!
As well as whatever was Twixt (2011)
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Nonnas can you recommend some good Zombie movies? (I already watched 28 days&weeks later and night of the comet)
Bonus points if they explore the post-apocalyptic world a bit and/or aren't comedy)
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Yous should maybe take a look at George A. Romero's filmography, I really love a lot of his movies, they are always easy to watch but are surprising and way ahead of their time in term of representation (some great female and black american lead) as well as genuinely intersting social commentary! Dawn of the dead and Day of the Dead fits perfectly what you are looking for I think, but they do have some humour in them. Night of the Living Dead is a classic with a more serious tone!
Haven't seen it yet but knowing how superhero movies go, don't expect much, only that it might be a bit better than the old batman movies which I really disliked.
The only super hero movie that actually surprised me was Shazam. I really thought it was going to be big ass trash but it was fun, watched it again a thousand times already. Billy Batson actor is annoying and talentless though, that other kid steals the spotlight.
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Day of the dead had my favorite movie poster! (I think it was bluray exclusive though)
>>188840>That scene of him watching her undress for two minutes made me laugh. Just why?
It mirrors the very first scene of the movie, which is another parallel between Batman's actions and the Riddler's. It also shows their differences, because Batman is embarrassed and flinches for a moment before deciding he has to keep watching>Batman on the other hand was way too OP
Actually one of the Batman movies where he gets the most beaten up by random goons
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Thank you so much nonnas, these all sound fantastic! I'm gonna check them out this weekend, again thank you!!
Lmao, the batman movie is so fucking shit. I only can compare with nolan and burton, but like, without comparing to superhero movies, its a shitty movie by itself, in a cringy way. It looks grity and serious, but the lines and acting and pacing and everything are so fucking corny, it just doesnt match.
I kinda of liked that they tried to make batman omnious and inevitable, but they failed, badly.
The director looks shitty, so no big suprise.
But damn, pattison looks like young al pacino with a better jawline. Delicious.
oh man this movie was great. definitely schlocky at points, but the scene where the son and the mom are fused together on the couch
fucked me up and to this day horrifies me whenever I think of it
be useless in fights imo, she is a burgler with no intention of having a hand-to-hand fight with anybody, thats why she uses guns. and i didnt get any weird dom/sub vibes from any of their scenes since she was the one openly flirting and he just stood there autistically the whole time
Okay, but to a person who isn't familiar with the comics too much, they didn't empathise her burglar abilities much (except one scene and she was just going down on a rope, nothing special) in the movies so she just felt like a bit of an useless person.
I got the creepy dom/sub vibe from first half of their interactions and him being autistic plank while she was flirting the second half.
I also thought she was gonna be a lesbian after she kept calling her friend 'baby', shame she wasn't.>>188843
I don't think the movie is bad because of these scenes, it's a comic superhero movie so of course there's gonna be focus on sexy women for the neckbeard crowd, but… It might mirror the Riddler but you know it was put in just so moids could see her slowly undress from her latex sexy clothes and go around in her undies. The Riddler didn't watch women being sexy, he watched a man bonding with his family. The undressing scene was much longer and unnecessary. Batman could've watch her bonding with her friend instead or it could focus on his reactions instead of her body.
The first scene she's in, camera also pans from her fetish boots, legs, body. She's in latex minidress for the most of this movie and not her Catwoman suit, bending down so you can see her boobs. There's almost always scene where all the men are dressed and all the women are half naked.
It's just moidbrain shit, it's not that deep. I still liked the movie but thought it was kinda cheap and took itself too seriously for all the moid fanservice it had.
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Was anyone else weirded out by the multiple butt scenes in Turning Red? Other than that it was ok.
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just need to sperg about the batman since none of my friends have seen it yet
i was fascinated with this movie. i had no real expectations going in, because i'm someone who used to be deep into comics and doesn't much care for them anymore + i hate the attempts to make children's picture books super serious and dark. but i felt like this movie was a wonderful new lens put onto batman. i adored this take on bruce wayne, turning him from a handsome, tanned socialite who's always got a woman hooked onto his arm like a prop into this strange, reclusive, sullen, cold and awkward man whose negative traits are balanaced out by the fact that he is killing himself in order to try to make right what he believes is wrong. i loved zoe kravitz as catwoman; she's my favorite since michelle pfieffer. i loved paul dano as riddler even though i hate paul dano as an actor, he was wonderfully creepy. loved penguin, they made him interesting for once. loved jim gordon, ever struggling with his choices and against the tide of corruption. i loved the score. it was grim and only there when necessary. i almost cried when i heard nirvana, and one of my favorite songs. it was beautiful. it was like i was at a concert i could never have attended, hearing that song played in surround sound, for just a moment.
the cinematography? get the fuck out of here. perfect fight scenes, not a shaky camera in sight. close-ups to set a mood. heavy sounds in the background to match the atmosphere. the blurring of lights like you're really there, really experiencing a man being choked into submission, or the rumble of the batmobile's engine that shakes you to your bones. my god. the whole heavy aura of it. i was so pleasantly surprised.
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my mom was but I didn't care
Watched Free Guy then the turning red.
liked Free Guy. It's funny and charming. Turning Red was kind of cute,
I would like to recommend you Little Miss Sunshine at the very least. I loved Ruby Sparks, but you would probably hate his character there too even though it's kind of the point. The Good Heart sounds interesting and Dano's character seems sympathetic, though I haven't seen the movie yet so I can't judge… I need to catch up on his movies.
I understand if you don't want to subject yourself to more Dano kek
Omg the little boy who she had a crush on looks just like my toddler sonsage for
blog we had family over and we were all cracking up over that.
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Can I have some simple, fun adventure film recs like the Mummy or National Treasure?
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What a campy, fun mess Fright Night is, kek, I just finished watching it. The soundtrack was terrific and the special effects were also good considering its time (thankfully no CGI crap, just practical effects). Main vampire dude was hot as heck, although I expected him and his housemate being a gay couple for some reason lmao
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>trying to watch all the Oscar nominated movies before the Oscars>Somehow this ended up being the 2nd film I watched >Watching this piece of shit feels like a chore.
Help pls. I can’t take the smugness>>189268
Nothing is better than 80s horror movie camp. The scene where it’s revealed that his best friend turned into a vampire never fails to make me laugh.
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There's also the Allan Quatermain movies but I can't remember which ones are supposed to be good
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Evil Ed is so hot, he was so cutesy and now, irl animu twink vampire.
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If you want a blast from the past, 1933's "Lost Horizon".
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as someone who ended up in a cultish environment this is one of the most horrifying fucking movie scenes i have seen like for so many people this is romantic but the horror comes from pelle believing in what he says also, like this is one of the most unsettling movies for me because even though it wasn't an insane pagan death cult i ended up in though serious in other things i know i have been dani in my life. like the fact how easy when it comes to those circumstances, having a shit family, shit support system, the moment the people give you a space where you think they understand you and work for a world where no one has to suffer like you you want to believe and end up in weird places
(like serious shit happened in that space sexual abuse, financial abuse arranged marriages etc so i don't mean just stupid things that don't matter but life changing shit happened there even though i managed to survive without it)
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Samefag, continuing with my 80s horror flicks I watched An American Werewolf in London. Main character was hot but I did not expect a horror comedy to be this depressing. Wtf was that ending
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Pattinson's top 15 movies
Apparently he's big into semi-obscure french cinema, I don't recognize half of these
corky romano lmao
god damn though, cuckoos nest the movie as number one? come on rob it pales in comparison to the book
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I love him so much
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Apparently some tripfag on /a/ claimed to be him with a timestamped picture, and his tastes are broad enough that it wouldn't be that improbable>>189912
I'll check it out
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My husband who has hated every comicbook movie I have made him watch liked it, said batman looked "tactical"
he's ex-military, he always complains when we watch any action movies
"that's not ambush works" "that would destroy his/her wrist if they shot in that position" "why is there no recoil"
so I was pleasantly surprised that he wasn't as nitpicky with Batman
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I don't remember him commenting on it, other then him saying the Batmobline looked "METAL asf", he did praise the Patterson's batsuit
claimed it looked like an altered modern soldier uniform and said that this version of Batman is probably an ex-marine or something
Me again. Just got back home. Agree with everyone on R.Pats being an actually pretty good batman, enjoyed his performance. I also liked the sound design and themes, especially batmans, and the characterisation of Gotham, it definitaley felt dirtier, darker, and closer to the comics. The only thing I thought was lame was the streaming shit. Imagine being a fucking streamer thanking your audience for teaching you how to make bombs dressed in your gimp mask, how fucking embarrassing. The end kind of reminded me of The Hater which I watched with anons on movie night. All I could think was how losers online will think they're like the riddler, or that the riddler would probably spam lc with gore or some shit to be an edgy fag. Danofags, you could do better than this one, let alone a streamer.
I get what they were going for, Riddle is very clearly presented as utterly pathetic and delusional but they ended up mixing two aesthetics that didn't work together, the psychotic but genius zodiac-style serial killer and the overly online radicalized Incel
I think he would have worked better as an online schtizo who looks up bomb making manuals on the dark web, rather then asking his subscribers
also this was by far my favorite version of Gotham, It's not just the gothic architecture, new england old world style architecture and the color palettes, but during a rare shot in full sunlight, every building, street, sidewalk, etc. etc. just looked dingy and dirty and in desperate need of a pressure wash, I was impressed.
>>190296>psychotic but genius zodiac-style serial killer
idk who told you the zodiac killer was a genius but most of the reason he got away with it was because it was the fucking 60s/70s and police barely knew how to deal with murders. if you had even an inkling of knowing how to lay low you'd be fine. the zodiac killer was literally questioned by police not long after a murder when he was walking down the street and he just told them he saw a guy with a knife running down some other street and they left him alone. the cops were stupid as fuck.
but anyway i agree i didn't love the idea of him being on social media, would make him way too easy to track down in current times.
general social media but I can see him using the dark web, a lot of modern terrorists Islamists, White nationalists e.t.c learn to make bombs, blow up bridges, hack ATM's from terrorist training manuals and documents online
I remember a guy on discord showing me this ISIS made doc that was just a collection of methods on how to commit acts of terror
I have two pics from that saved, but they're on my desktop PC and I'm out of town rn w/ my laptop, lol. I've literally moved them from PC to PC for years, in the hopes of one day proving I didn't imagine this. When I reverse image search them, nothing comes up, and I never even find anything in 4chan archives – they could be bs, imho, but I just don't know. I wasn't there for the og thread, just discussion right after it happened. One is a pic of him that he'd drawn MS Paint sparkles on and written "SKIN OF A KILLER" and the other…ugh, I can't quite remember, I think it showed his hand with something like "hi /a/" written on the palm in ink? I'll try to remember to post them when I'm back in town.
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I've been watching various Vinegar Syndrome releases and there are some really interesting and bizarre films in their catalogue. I am hesitant to recommend going through their catalogue to people, though, since half of it is extremely misogynistic Italian serial killer biopics, forty-nine percent is experimental French gay erotica from 1962, and the remaining one percent is excellent.
I don't think Decoder was excellent, but it was interesting, especially if you've read William S. Burroughs. It's interesting to see his ideas performed in such a different medium.
i listen to podcasts
darknet diaries, casefile's "silk road" series, and hunting warhead are all among the best
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Saw turning red with my friend yesterday and I loved it. With all the self-hating girls who identify as boys these days, chop of their breasts and desperately make themselves look as non-female as possible it's so nice to see Mei choosing to keep her red panda = keeping her femaleness, despite the troubles it gives her and how badly she wished for it to go away at first. The fact that troons hate it simply for being so apologetically about biological girls and not catering to their maleness just makes me love it more. If troons hate it its guaranteed to be great for girls and women.
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it might be interesting to list our ten favourite films? or around ten films, depending.
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same. i don't get the western obsession with making everything so rounded and smooth. with the super fluid animation it sorta looks uncanny to me. i haven't seen the movie itself but from what ive heard the story seems nice though
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I really loved it too! I just watched it today, I loved how much it purely did focus on women. I don't wanna inject my terfery into the film too much but I did really like the period talk and everything about "becoming women" lel, to make it troon-proof. It feels good to have movies about being women, from the silly boy-band stuff to the mother-daughter trauma.
The animations style wasn't up my alley at all but I kinda appreciated that none of the female charachters looked super pretty, and instead they all looked realistically plain. They remind me of myself as a frumpy tween, and don't look like moid fantasies of little girls lol.
I loved it too, and I don't think you're injecting terfery into it at all, lol. I love that it's so honest about periods/adolescence, but that it makes it clear that they're all still kids – I felt so pressured to "grow up" at that age (read: be sexy in a way men wanted), and it's so great to see something about tween girls actually being goofy little weirdos. And I loved how totally female-centric it was – the girls' friendship being so rooted in the type of girly fandom boys mock, the cadre of baller aunties in their Boca couture, the pain of not being able to save your mom from the things that hurt her, sealing the panda being this metaphor for the way women have to put themselves on a leash as they grow, Mei being embraced by her ancestral goddess for choosing a different path….I thought I was reading way too much into it, but I watched it w/ my normie mom and little niece and they had the same reaction, which is awesome. Niece and her friends have already watched it again together.
I'm a little tired of beanmouth, but tbh I liked the style! I love how distinct it made the girls. And I think it's insane that people are acting like a movie that doesn't depict girls as doe-eyed moeblobs is at all "more of the same," no matter how many times someone bitches about calarts. [spoilers]also jfc, every era has a few dominant styles, this isn't just a "ugh calarts 2010s/2020s!!!! problem and I think too many people are swallow bs justifications screamed by men who just hate that women have more power in animation now[/spoiler]
as much as I may have liked it, I can't stand the degen stuff
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Watched a short, silent film called The Life and Death of 9413: a Hollywood Extra. It's about how dehumanizing Hollywood is and how foolish it is to think you'll make it and be a star. And that's in 1928!
Watched it yesterday and I really like it! The art style could be better but it's not too bad. I liked the focus on women, mom-daughter relationship and periods because I'm sick of it being treated like some gross taboo thing by media. I think the movie handled those themes well.
Also I liked all the cringy shit because they reminded me of myself as a kid kek and the mom's kaijuu panda was cool, I wish she would have kept hers as well.
The butt talk and the phrase "my panda my choice" kinda rubbed me the wrong way but eh, I don't want to think too much about it.
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Watched Hustlers and it made me hate everything, specifically men, even more. Was reading some reviews and I love how the only thing the men got from the movie was "strippers drug men and bought new stuff"
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after watching the new Batman film and rewatching the old Christopher Nolan version, I aboustetly do not understand how anyone took that series seriously
Its almost like a parody, the way batman moves with his costume is just comical and voice always males me laugh out loud
Pattinson's Batman was intimidating asf, seemed like an unhinged violent mental case
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I liked it a lot, saw a lot of 4chin scrotes calling it "DEGENERATED" and being overly offended at the mom carrying a bunch of pads kekk. I really didn't see it, nor did I see the "zomg so impowering" aspect that some people are trying to push. I guess I'm not moral-panicky nor American enough to see it
people mistake heath ledgers incredible performance as anything other than an incredible performance in a shitty movie
if you watch nolans other capeshit films they are the same level of horrible corniness
batman 2022 is the only iteration of bruce that has ever made me feel strong emotions, and the movie itself completely stands on its own, not carried by a single performance
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The "for you" scene in the dark knight wasn't memed for months straight because it was good
Which is a good time for me to remind everyone that Nolan is a HACK whose movies are only seen as passable because their overreliance on gimmicks distracts the viewer from the glaring flaws that no competent director would have allowed to make it to the final cut>>191279
I really liked Sleuth (1972) and Gone Baby Gone was decent
If you're looking for true whodunits there's not a lot of movies with them, it's a genre more suited for series. There's however a lot of films noirs, courtroom dramas and movies where murderers try to get away with their crimes, as everything Hitchock made (Dial M for murder, Rope), Witness for the prosecution, Double Indemnity, Autopsy of a murder, The Long Goodbye, The third man, Laura, or Brick
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I remember when some of the first leaked pics of the new batsuit were released, so many male comicbook fags were spearing about it, how it 'betrayed' the source comics and how it wasn't iconic enough, but I really don't care
I'm a comicfag myself and I can see that most batsuits look goofy in live action, I do think Batman should wear a more tactical batsuit that actually is intimidating and practical
>>191328>being overly offended at the mom carrying a bunch of pads
kek I'd love to see that. They always find a way to complain about inoffensive movies or cartoons, especially if they're not meant to cater to them.
I saw them complaining about there being "TOO MANY" movies about "female empowerment", completely ignoring the shit-ton of male coming-of-age movies there are.>>190832>The fact that troons hate it simply for being so apologetically about biological girls and not catering to their maleness just makes me love it more.
Exactly, I don't think there is enough focus on girls' issues from a female perspective and/or handled well. We should have more like this, things that make kids feel better about themselves, not avoid it out of fear of offending the tiny vocal minority that is troons. And the less women trooning out out of self-hate, the better.
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at least he made it look like a helmet that would give him some protection, but nolan's cowl was by the worst and most awkward looking
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I'm done watching the Project Itoh trilogy, which are three feature-length movies that are an adaptation of author Project Itoh's three novels, Genocidal Organ, Harmony and Empire of Corpses (posthumous), notable because he got SF japanese lit prizes and he died at 34 yo of pancreatic cancer (and was a friend of game designer Hideo Kojima). They all have a bit of gore in them so I wouldn't recommend them to the more sensitive, and while GO and Harmony deal with SF threats in the near future (soldiers without feelings against a mass manipulator; Ergo Proxy-like augmented health investigator against a mass manipulator), Empire of Corpses is in steampunk 19th century where every single character is a literary figure/celebrity of the time, and the plot deals with corpses brought back to life thanks to Victor Frankenstein's notes and Charles Babbage's analytical engine
All of them have some actually interesting ideas in them, and I have found a lot of similitudes between GO and Harmony, and MGS4, 5 and the last two Deus Ex games, which could either show a direct influence between the two mediums, or just reveal elements of what defines 2010s SF
Sadly while they all contain some good scenes and have impressive english dubbing (imo better than the original) the story always gets a bit too vague and confusing with its explanations, or just plain unrealistic/relying on "magic", to satisfy the rigorous SF fan. Also the fanservice in Empire of Corpses is a bit…
All in all worth a watch if you're curious about the current state of japanese SF. Plus Harmony has really great credits music
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I tried to watch the Eternals and wow, they went above and beyond with Representation, to the point where it's soooo ridiculous you can tell they're just putting checkmarks on the list. Not only change the character's gender from male to female, also from white to black and why not make her deaf also? It feels disrespectful to the actors to just have them used like that, especially since everyone in this movie has so little screen time they feel disposable. All that with shitty dialogue that more than any other marvel movie treats viewers like absolute morons unable to follow anything happening on screen; and also designs are completely uninspired, from flat environments through costumes to ridiculously boring villain creatures race, just wtf. I knew this movie is not going to be good but I'm still surprised how bad it actually is.
How'd you like it, nonnie
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Can anons recommend me movies that depict violence against men? Need to let off some steam by watching men suffer
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Is the Death on Nile movie worth seeing if I want an oldfashioned mystery movie?
I should add that the one before it, Murder on the Orient Express, was much more bearable. Death on the Nile, idk, it was awful, like they half-assed the most important thing: the plot. I actually left angry. Poirot's explanation at the end barely covered the important parts. Things were neglected. That's what bothered us most. The acting wasn't anything special either. And much of the movie was painfully historically inaccurate. I also found the many woke subplots unnecessary to the point they managed to detract from the rest. Then there were many sexual moments that had you going "wtf?" for being unnecessary and random, like the men behind this movie all had boners when they made it. Just total garbage. I wouldn't have minded those things as much if they weren't noticeably more important to the filmmakers than recreating a classic murder mystery. They changed the characters around too.
So yes, at least the previous one was better, but there were superior adaptations made decades back. The 1978 version of Death on the Nile was good, as well as Evil Under the Sun from 1982. Murder on the Orient Express with Albert Finney as Poirot was even better iirc. Sorry if any parts of my post came off hostile, I am just angry to remember how bad that movie was lol.
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I am trying to remember movies I enjoyed (for a "favourites" section in my journal) and the list is kinda embarrassingly scrotey aside ones obviously targeted at women.
>legally blonde, the godfather, mean girls, donnie darko, oldboy, sympathy for lady vengeance, fight club (for the storyboard), the addams family, silence of the lambs, alien (also maybe heathers and jennifer's body)
Anyone wanna recommend me some more stuff in that alley that panders to women?
Perhaps the greatest SF action horror movie starring almost nothing but women, belonging to the very niche "A group of characters goes for a suicide mission into a zone where nature has changed beyond recognition" genre>Bridesmaids
Actually fun>Midsommar, Hereditary
Horrifying! >Sicario, Fargo
There's not enough movies starring female cops…>His Girl Friday (1940)
Not that pandering, but a rare example of a black and white movie where they switched the gender of the two main protagonists>Thelma and Louise
Self explanatory>Gone Girl
Describing it would be revealing its plot!>Mad Max Fury Road
Women and their male slave vs male horde>Black Swan
A dancer trains too hard>Cléo de 5 à 7
More of an auteur film, the real-time life of a woman in the 60s in Paris. One of the earliest "classic" directed by a woman
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I watched David Cronenberg's first movie. It's alright; interesting, but very obviously a debut. The whole movie I was distracted by how attractive this guy is. I think it would have worked better as a short film since it's more of a thought experiment than an actual film.
Oh yeah, I was >>187081
Turns out I couldn't wait for a week lol
yeah it sucks, i thought he was pretty cute in the movie but oof
that ending, what the fuck
Just watched High Life, I enjoyed it. It begs comparison with Interstellar, and it did everything right that Interstellar missed. It doesn't break immersion with unnecessary "scientific" explanations, it doesn't try to appeal to the masses by becoming an action movie, and it focuses on realistic, unsanitized human interactions. I think it's the movie with the most baby footage I've watched, perhaps the only one showing real footage of a baby's first steps
Pattinson's pretty good in it, but I think Juliette Binoche really shines in it. I only ever saw her in roles where she was demure and well-meaning so it was good to see her in a very different role where she could show her acting skills
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I watched The White Reindeer. It's the second Finnish film I've ever seen. I liked it. It's basically a simple fairy tale. Very cool seeing how everyone skied and the reindeer were gorgeous.
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Just came back from watching the lost city. It was so disappointing, the movie didn't get decent till the second half, the jokes weren't funny, and the only good part which was them finding the "red headpiece" was ruined because of the rest of the film being bad.>>189238>The Lost City, isn't out yet but it looks like a pretty decent comedy adventure film.
it's not anon who asked about fun adventure films don't bother watching it lol >>189199
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just think of all the Pinocchio smut that’s gonna be made
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Is there a lot of nudity in this movie? I plan on watching it with my parents…
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They would all browse LC. Especially my queen, Jess.
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late to the party on this one but i just watched fight club for the first time because i saw it on netflix. honestly it was a great film, funny in places and yeah. wasn’t expecting it to be so good seeing how so many men venerate this movie.
i also read some comments by the author of the book about the very deliberate gay elements of the storyline which was quite interesting. the film reeks of homoeroticism i wonder if straight dudes just don’t notice that
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Does anyone have any good ballet based movies (or media) to check out? I've been taking these beginner adult classes after doing it a bit as a kid, and I've fallen in love again and just binge watching everything (but lol why are so many of them pretty tragic?!)
Black Swan(Perfect blue knock off fr)
The Company (Neve is gorgeous in this!)
The Turning point
Princess Tutu (anime)
Dance Dance Danseur (manga w anime coming)
Billy Elliot (of course)
A Ballerina's Tale
This boring af netflix show and Bunheads
The White Crow (LOVED THIS!)
All the Step up movies (so fun)
I'm I guess looking for movies that aren't english especially if someone knows one that they think I should definitely see, thank you in advance!
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I don't get it
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I watched David Cronenberg's third film: Shivers or They Came from Within or The Parasite Murders or Orgy of the Blood Parasites or whatever you want to call it. Extremely lurid. It's the kind of thing a serial killer would jerk off to. And there's even pedo shit.
I don't know. Maybe Cronenberg isn't for me.
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Watched this and it was meh imo. What really got me though was the grocery store and movie theater scene, especially the movie theater one. When it showed that guy way in the front already looking back at her, it made me think I'd shit my pants if I was in her situation. I feel like those two scenes saved the movie. Oh and the part where the MC has to burn her father made me tear up a bit. I also really liked the hanging bed at her dad's place. That's all I can think of for this movie.
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thank you nonny
! I'm basically learning russian with how many ballet docs I've been watching. I wonder what dance movies does anyone like and want to rec? Also careful all, gore in m so bumping
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any nonas here gialloheads?
yeah, he might not be if you're the type of person to take his movies really seriously and think it's some kind of statement of the creator. cronenberg makes weird films that almost always have a tinge of humor to them, though it's hard to see that humor if you're offended by the material. not saying you were necessarily offended but taking a movie like shivers literally, and that the stuff in it is being condoned, is kinda silly. it's a silly movie.
it's also far from his best work. he was experimenting a lot in the 60s/70s
"the director got horny"? she touches his face and they have the least romantic kiss twice. riddler had more chemistry with the mayor after he killed him ffs.
and i agree with the other anon, selina was great aside from me wondering why this 11/10 girl was trying so hard with bruce when he's such an awkward loser
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have you checked out bava and fulci? i’ve also downloaded a couple of movies i’m planning to watch this week, maybe check out the synopsis and see if you’re interested?
What Have You Done to Solange?- Massimo Dallamano (1972)> A sexually sadistic killer preys on the girls of St. Mary's Catholic School. Student Elizabeth witnessed one of the murders, but her hazy recollections of a knife-wielding figure in black do nothing to further the police's investigations.
Don’t Torture a Duckling- Lucio Fulci (1972)>A reporter and a young woman investigate a series of child murders in a remote town.
The Church- Michele Soavi (1989)> An old Gothic cathedral, built over a mass grave, develops strange powers and traps a number of people inside with ghosts from a twelfth century massacre, who are seeking to resurrect an ancient demon from the bowels of the Earth. (idk if this counts as giallo exactly but Argento worked on it)
Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key- Sergio Martino (1972)> Oliviero is a drunk, burned-out writer who amuses himself by hosting orgies and humiliating his wife. When a number of women are murdered in grisly fashion, Oliviero becomes a prime suspect.
Spasmo- Umberto Lenzi (1974)> A discovery is made by Christian and his girlfriend on what was meant to be a romantic stroll.
You could try A Bay of Blood (1971) aka Ecologia del delitto aka Reazione a catena aka Carnage aka Twitch of the Death Nerve aka Blood Bath, hugely influential on the american slasher genre, perhaps even created it. I've got a friend who always raves about City of the Living Dead (1980) but I haven't watched it…
They're made by Bava and Fulci, who nona above mentioned
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Is there any new movie you're looking forward to? I just noticed the Northman is going to get released in two weeks but the only appeal it has for me is that it's directed by Robert Eggers
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I just watched Ingrid Goes West last night and I kinda liked it, I didn’t really like the end tho, I was hoping for more of a “twist” you could already tell that Taylor was a phony alcoholic with a husband who hated her I didn’t like Ingrid getting with the landlord, I could tell that the honeybun looking son of ice cube liked her from the start and uhm idk I just think it’s random also he looks like a teddy graham.
i feel like Ingrid at the end of the movie rn except I have no love interest or anyone to pull me out of the hole I've dug for myself. to see the death of a parasocial obsession in real time is just painful, honestly. I hate that I relate to this movie so much>>194970
I would actually give the movie a chance if you haven't seen it, it's better than it looks. If you've ever had a bad celebrity or character obsession you would probably relate to it
As someone who really likes most of Cronenberg's films and has a major thing for corruption
, yeah this one was kind of gross on many levels. Pretty much "Night of the Living Sex-Parasite-Infected-Yuppies". I kind of got a J.G. Ballard "High Rise" vibe from it, but for real they probably filmed the entire movie in a single apartment building in order to save $$$.
Fun fact: in that scene where the characters are going down the hallway with sex zombies reaching out through the gaps in the walls to grab them (a direct homage/ripoff of Night of the Living Dead), Cronenberg has a cameo as one of the zombies.
If you haven't seen Scanners, that one is worthwhile IMO.
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I just saw this Spanish movie, I saw it in Spanish so I don't know if it is in English, I'm sorry.
I liked it a lot, I didn't have faith in it, maybe at first it's a bit boring? but it gets good, although I'm not sure if I fully understood it, I would like it to become popular… so that someone can explain the ending to me ahahaha
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Has anyone watched this? I'm getting so morbiusly obsessed about it I may actually go watch it myself
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It's supposedly really bad kek. But I'm still thinking about it, maybe it's the 'so bad it's good' category
Every source I've come across says it really is THAT bad, but I kinda have the urge to see this because I love vampires and have a fondness for shitty films that I can mock while watching. Will definitely pirate it tho.
Have you seen the trailer already? The bit where he suddenly discovers that he can fly superman-style just about killed me. Also he's got some kind of weird gargoyle transformation thing going on, like someone got werewolves and vampires mixed up.
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Any Spanish language reccs?
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Just finished this lmao, it was such a fun movie
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plenty of bad la llorona movies out there but this one was good and in spanish!
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>>195558>70% audience score
I think I'm not going to watch the trailer on purpose, just to get hit by the full brunt of it when I'll go watch it for real. Fuck it, I don't even like marvel movies, I'm paying for the live reactions of the audiencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Sazama_and_Burk_Sharpless
Can someone explain to me how those two hacks keep writing movies? Every single one they did was panned by the critics, about half were box office bombs. Were the last witch hunter and dracula untold such massive cash cows that studios just keep gambling their franchises with them?
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>>195696>The Orphanage (2007)
prepare to cry, even though it's a horror film. INCREDIBLE soundtrack.>Rec (2007)
nice, fast paced horror>The Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
I have mixed feelings about this one, it's creepy part fairy tale, part war drama. Interesting visuals
ok i know i was being a bit ott but it is quite frustrating how that anon was being about recommendations i was giving to someone who literally asked for that specific genre. sure some might find it sexist etc but it’s frustrating when every time you like something that’s “problematic
” someone here jumps on you and calls you a misogynist a scrote etc. and also i’m definitely not an nlog and not a scrote im a literal separatist lmfao.
anyway anyone watched anything good lately any genre idm i just need recs
Thank you both for being chill in your responses. It was really just the vitriol in the original comment that seemed over the top. Call me a carebear but /m/ usually has less shitflinging than elsewhere so it sucked to see. I do get your points about that being the genre discussed. When anons comment out of pocket like that I just take it as a normal part of being on lc but I can see why it felt pointless/annoying. >>195978
I do try to avoid misogynistic media by primarily watching content made by women and avoiding anything that centers violence and/or sexual assault. There's more respectful but meaningful content out there than you might imagine even though it's not as heavily promoted as the sexist stuff. That being said I absolutely still have some "problematic
" media I enjoy and you're right that anons shouldn't be policed on their preferences.
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Does anyone have a good film that’s similar to Chungking Express in the vibes? I’ve seen the directors other films, Sofia Coppola, Spike Jonze and just looking for a more obscure rec!
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Already on my backlog!>>195801
I've seen both. I like the anthology style of Relatos.>>195803>>195837>>195829
I've seen all the REC movies. I liked the second one at first, but I think in hindsight it wasn't anything especial since it was just the first movie again. Right after watching the third one - Genesis - I hated it and I still kind of do since it was completely pointless, but now that I think about it, I did like certain aspects of it. Still no idea why it was made. The fourth one sucked beyond belief. I have read some people online think it's a "return to form" or whatever and I seriously think those people have an IQ of 76.
Thanks for the Orphanage recc!>>195903
Thanks, I'll look into his work! Oh, I see immediately that he adapted Bodas de sangre, which I read recently, so I'll be sure to get that even though I didn't like the story very much.
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You might like Kumiko the Treasure Hunter. It's also got a sense of urban melancholy, though with a main character who's deeply alienated from society. It touches on themes of loneliness, escapism, culture shock, and societal attitudes towards aging women (especially in East Asian countries). I've recommended it in a past thread, but if it sounds at all interesting I encourage you nonnas to see it.
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Another film I would recommend is Maborosi, but be warned, it's extremely depressing. It's about a woman whose husband kills himself, leaving her to wonder why he did it. It's very atmospheric and slow-paced like Kar-wai's films, though in this case it's trying replicate the feeling of intense grief and loss that the MC goes through. Ultimately I think it's a life-affirming film, but it's very subtle and doesn't hit you over the head with any messages.
If you like this film try Hirokazu Koreeda's other films. After Lives is one of my favorites from him.
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omg I remember seeing the cover of the VHS of this movie in the video rental shop I used to go to with my mom when I was a kid and it freaked me out like nothing else
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An aging couple visits their grand children, no one cares about them>Stalker
Perhaps rather far from what you seek as it's about 3 men in a ruined factory, but definitely has that certain melancholy>The Music Room
An old rich landlord lives sadly in his ruined palace, great musical interludes>Wings of Desire
An angel walks among Berlinese and can hear the thoughts of everyone>Brief Encounter
A married british woman meets a man and starts thinking more and more about having an affair, great work on her inner thoughts, which are voiced over and very realistic for a 1945 movie>Slacker (1991)
This really isn't like any other movie, as it follows random characters for a few moments each in the streets of Austin, but if you haven't watched a Richard Linklater movie (dazed and confused doesn't count) it may get you infatuated with his style
>>195994>weird gorey/sexy films from the 70's and 80's
You in fact would be hard pressed to find 70s movies that weren't at least a bit weird. The vietnam war, the threat of nuclear war, the abolition of the hays code (which censored nearly anything "controversial", up to blood spatters), the first decade of near-total domination of color films, rise of coke usage and pedophile directors mean that most american movies of that time were either groundbreaking or experimental in nearly all ways.
This means that decade has the weirdest and most original american movies in it (Eraserhead, all Cronenberg early movies, most Roeg movies, nearly every iconic horror movie), which means that yes, cinephiles are going to talk about the period during which american cinema finally catches up to european/asian cinema
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Just put this on! It’s been on my list to watch for a while. Have any of you anons watched it? I always found it such a shame Megan Fox was so sexualised by moids so that she was stuck in the typecast of being a sex icon ‘hot girl’ roles or whatever
I enjoyed it for what it was, it was never gonna be amazing. I feel like they were still slightly afraid to make her look really roughed up but I enjoyed the whole "man tries to control her one last time but she persevered".
Also apparently she was not hancuffed to like a mannequin or anything and the hancuffed person was a stunt man which is quite impressive considering how dragged around the body gets.
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Watched this and enjoyed it. The lead character, Nevena, is raised in a cavern and not allowed to go outside until her 16th birthday, so through her perspective the cinematography really conveys the beauty and wonder she experiences upon the world opening up. The story is slow paced but didn't drag. It was dreamlike even during moments of violence. Poetic. Nevena is mute so you hear her inner dialogue which is innocent, curious and a bit odd, like an animal growing accustomed to the human world and trying to make sense of their ways (which isn't entirely off the mark since her upbringing is "feral").
I have mixed thoughts about the main witch who turns her. There's a strong theme of motherhood in the movie and she is contrasted with Nevena's biological mom as cold, lonely, suffering, vindictive. At first I really loved her fierceness. I was hopeful she'd prepare Nevena for the world's cruelty, and she does, but it turns out she emphasizes cruelty too much and attempts to shut down Nevena's appreciation for its beauty. (Minor spoilers without specifics) Past a certain point the witch goes from simply misunderstanding to an outright destructive force, hurting Nevena out of jealousy and rage. Considering her powers and longevity I thought it was strange she remained trapped in the pain of her past rather than warming to Nevena's outlook, but I guess it's not unusual for trauma to hold people back for a long time. I feel like more could've been done in regards to their relationship but can't put my finger on it.
As far as violence and sensitive scenes go, calling this a horror movie is a stretch. There's a lot of blood and viscera but it's not splattered everywhere for shock, it's very naturalistic. It does touch on domestic abuse and sexual assault, but these are handled lightly, and the director truly makes it about women's strength rather than voyeuristically focusing on their pain. Those topics are also far from the only focus. Lastly, the acting was great and the actresses conveyed so much through few words. I love Eggers but I liked this movie more than The Witch. It characterized them as real people, far more than "spooky figures causing trouble." TW
is a fun, atmospheric horror movie that deals with the negative influence of religion. This is an artistic look at women's expected roles in society, the concept of being an outsider and family. Hope to see more from this director.
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Samehag here, I've watched it. I've done it in a mostly empty movie theater, with gatorade and a medium bucket of popcorn to sustain the body while the soul would starve
All in all, it's a movie that falls with the rest of disney marvel movies, which are designed to build up the never ending marvel universe and entice marvel fans to watch more all-pandering, basic marvel movies, which is doing pretty well so far.
Now, why are critics shitting on that one more than the others? I'd say it's because the creative team is caring even less with Morbius, as scenes carry on as quickly as possible to get on with the plot, ticking the check boxes of every superhero origin movie (sole characters being the hero, love interest, villain, the cops, and uncle ben), not bothering to properly explain some of the more wacky powers (there is no reason jared leto should be able to fly), while over explaining basic plot points or words such as "exsanguinate" to remind the audience that no one expects them to be too clever, and censoring blood splatters, as the producers didn't want a vampire movie to be R rated (like successful 1998 Marvel vampire movie, Blade)
Despite all this, you can feel some semblance of artistic intent behind the coldness and the greed. There's about one minute of total footage that's visually interesting (mainly at the end), some subtle moments are inspired by other mediums (picrel, or that specific flying pose from Prototype), which means that the director isn't completely incompetent and may create something interesting eventually, just not while serving the now very controlling disney.
Superhero movies fans who disliked the batman (2022) would probably enjoy this one, as in nearly all aspects it is its complete opposite
Small erratum: Disney isn't responsible for all recent Spiderman-universe movies, it's Sony. Which would explain why Morbius and Venom have some similar flaws that some "regular" marvel movies don't…>>197241
Thanks, I had never watched a bad marvel movie in theaters before so I wanted to give it a try. If anything, it's fun to purposely go watch infamously bad movies just to find out what exactly is wrong with them
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How much of a red flag is it that I watch a lot of movies about women murdering scrotes. Feels cathartic.
Most recently i saw Miss Meadows (2014), written and directed by a woman. Very pleasant watch for me.
Haven't seen Miss Meadows but it looks great! Need to watch it when I'm in the mood for murderous ladies.
On a vaguely related note, any good movies about insane, suicidal, self-destructive women in love? I need this content in my life ATM to feel better
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watched "Choose or Die" on Netflix yesterday and really enjoyed it even though it's trash (I'm confused why there's a bunch of review on Letterboxd thirsting after the ugly bugeyed moid in it though.) I love movies that feel like they are inspired by or based on a creepypasta, what are some other movies like this? I've already seen all the Slenderman ones and the Channel Zero series
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High school noir movie, with present day present time characters using 50s lingo (starring Joseph Gordon Levitt)>Gone Baby Gone
Ben Affleck directory debut, where a PI couple investigates the disappearance of a young girl>Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Nice Guys
Two movies by Shane Black, with high-profile actors, a bit more comedic tone and an honest attempt at making realistic dialogues>The Long Goodbye
70s adaptation of a 50s Chandler novel, with a fair bit of (good) improvisation in several scenes>Alphaville
60s black and white movie that's still considered a neo-noir movie because of how original it is, it's mostly a regular french noir movie but all characters are supposed to be in some futuristic, 1984-esque city (but there are no SF props). A good start for watching Godard movies>Sweet Smell of Success
Imo not much of a story, but very impressive black and white visuals>The third man, The maltese falcon, Chinatown, The Big Sleep, Double Indemnity, Touch of Evil, Sunset Boulevard
The genre-defining classics, just in case you haven't watched them yet. You'll need to take notes during the movie if you want to understand the big sleep's plot
I haven't seen Turning Red yet because to be honest, the art style really put me off as I'm not into the whole "Cal-Arts"/Steven Universe style (but in 3D) it has but I was watching a podcast where these girls were talking about how much they loved the movie and from what they shared, it actually makes me want to see it because of how pro-girl/woman it is.
I just watched this review of it and I can't help but feel like this guy is making it a lot worse than it actually is. Plus the fact that he's a man and had to bring some good old period shaming, something that we women have no control over. I think this is just a case of a movie that wasn't made for or catered to boys and men and thus, they will shun and shit on it because they can't relate with it (as per usual).
I've also heard people saying that his movie is pedobait and that the girls were acting inappropriate but in the podcast I was listening to about the movie, they said that the girls were just acting like regular, embarrassing teenage girls and again, I can relate because I did some pretty embarrassing things when I was a teenager. And honestly any movie directed at kids that feature adolescent characters is pedobait tbg.
>Troons hate this movie
GOOD. The movie is not for them and it brings in that pro-woman and girls message that MANY girls of today absolutely need. Like you mentioned, way too many girls have been developing internalized misogyny and trying to "identify" out of womanhood and though they never can escape womanhood for the obvious, having positive messages geared towards women accepting that which we can't change is a great thing to have in this day and age of troonery and enby stupidity.
Won't watch that vid because I don't want to be pissed but imho Turning Red really was wonderfully pro-womanhood. I was honestly kind of blown away by how completely rooted it is in tween girlhood, like I think men don't get it b/c it literally has nothing to do w/ their experiences of puberty. This is a big part of why the pedobait accusations are nonsensical imho: it's not ever depicting the girls as sexy, which is what actual pedobait does, it's about them realizing boys are exciting and being dweeby little weirdos (honorific) about it. Tbh I think one of the things the movie really nailed that men can't wrap their heads around is that the way tween girls get obsessed with dream boys is completely different from the way tween boys get obsessed with dream girls. People, esp. men, see Mei draw pics of herself embracing her crush or him as a shirtless merman and have no frame of reference for it that isn't their own fucked-up scrotey "I want to fuck that woman and that means degrading her and making it as porny as possible" memories of being middle school boys.
Also like, TR is just as interested in depicting the shame/anger/friendship/new understanding of your mom as a whole person experiences female puberty brings as the "eeee boys!" moments. But a lot of guys didn't like that either for stupid reasons, ofc
I just watched the E,R take on this movie and have read and seen enough (especially the pedo male fan groups) to know that this movie is so fucking insulting I cannot believe it was approved by 'women'.
Selling a 13 year old girl into prostitution when she gets her 'panda'? Equating women into angry animals? Twerking? Butt shaking? And just really tasteless in your face references. This movie is disgusting and I feel ashamed that this is the first 'female made' pixar film. The producer is a wealthy asf privileged person too. This whole movie is just wrong and totally upsetting when it comes to representing women. Especially with how moids already regard women, this shit is only going to make it worse. Who the fuck says that women = period blood… thats it? thats all we're worth now in everyones eyes? When the fuck are we going to then get a movie about boys jacking off when they have reached puberty? The only thing good to come out of this movie is that troons hate it, but they're such a fucking minority anyway that their opinion doesn't ever matter.
have you ever been on /g or read a momokun thread? female neckbeards are out there and are definitely used as an insult even on this site
absolute newfag spotted
>>199461>Won't watch the vid
Believe me, you're better off. This comment >>199466
is pretty much it in video form. But all of what you said is the vibe I'm getting from the movie. There are plenty of coming of age movies about boy's going through their own kind of growth into men while there aren't many for girls and I think this is why so many men take offense to Turning Red. Because how dare we women have movies that WE can relate to that isn't centered around boys or written by boys.
From the clips I've seen of this movie, you can so tell it was written by a woman and that's what makes this urban fantasy film so believable for us. And it's not like Turning Red is the first movie about girls going through adolescence and puberty but I suppose men are just bothered that the movie is more blunt about the message like with the Mei's mom bringing in the boxes of tampons.
Kek okay well yeah, the girls are obsessed with that boy band but the film doesn't center around the boyband themselves but just the infatuation that the girls have for them. No different than when I was growing up and I was obsessed with the Nsync or girls in the late 2000s being obsessed with One Direction lol>>199541
I don't think it's necessarily saying that we're angry animals, especially when Red Pandas tend to be chill animals. I mean you could even equate that when the panda gets mad, it's also suppose to be a metaphor for the emotional spike that some of us do get when going through puberty and how we learn to control those emotions. I mean guys get that too lol..
yeah, this. the panda isn't just associated with anger – she's more open and boisterous in all ways when she's in that form. there's a not subtle at all scene where her friend explicitly tells her she's more brave and happy now that she has the panda, ffs>>199627
again, scrote, go home
E;R is a classic ameritard 4chang moid who keeps repeating the same shit he reads on boards. His content hasn't changed since the 2016 "SJW CRINGE" yt era, I'm not surprised he did a video on Turning Red since woke teen-girls oriented media make robots foam at the mouth. Vidrel is a review made by a really left-leaning person (I'm warning you just in case), I disagree with some of things she says, but it's still an interresting review
The movie was alright imo, far from good but not terrible
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Yeah the art style is just… Unpleasant. Like I'm all for portraying little girls in a more realistic way i.e not glamorized like that of a Disney or Nickelodeon star) but there's just something very off about the art style here.
I mean the way that Lilo & Stitch was made, the style was not sexualizing the little girls and though it definitely looked different form the usual Disney movies we got at the time, it had a cute charm to it but Turning Red like, I dunno maybe it would've looked better if it was a 2D animated movie?
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The Northman was fun. Good revenge movie with exciting action scenes and stunning environments. The actors had zero idea what they were doing with their accents so that was unintentionally hilarious, but it was easy enough to overlook. Wasn't going into a mystical action movie with expectations of cultural accuracy. I was a bit annoyed they set up Anya Taylor-Joy's character to be the brains with a "you strong man, me clever woman" line but she doesn't really do anything that creative save for one or two scenes. Oh well. At least Eggers has set up her daughter to be a major character if they make a sequel. I'm rarely into the rugged mountain man look but Claes Bang looked great with all the hair.
Huge spoilers about plot and Nicole Kidman's character (the queen) I kind of saw her betrayal coming due to the foreshadowing by Willem's jester and since she seemed so at home with Fjolnir when Amleth first arrives, but her actions become reprehensible once she explains how she asked Fjolnir to not only kill her husband but her son. I understand the hatred towards a rapist using you as a baby incubator, but to hold zero affection for your innocent child who loved you and never knew any better is just demented. The story would have been more interesting if she'd been happy to see adult Amleth and torn between her affection for him and her husband. Making her a straight up villainess allowed the plot to be straightforward but it was a lost opportunity to me. Amleth's quest is shown to be supported by Odin but it's like the "I will save you mother" part of his promise is totally thrown out by making her a baddie. Guess even the gods can't do nuance.
Wtf I love Eggers and I didn't even know about this movie. I hope he's still working on Nosferatu though, I'm really excited for it.>>200440
This was one of my favorite childhood movies
Oh wow, I've never seen that but I agree, I feel like Encanto and Turning Red would've looked a lot better in 2D.
I think that's the glaring issue that maybe people are having with Turning Red's art style. That the style just doesn't look all that great in 3D and would've probably translated and looked just fine in 2D. Then again, I admit that I'm also nostalgic for 2D style animation in general. When Disney made Princess in the Frog in 2009, it was so exciting to be seeing that style of animation again. I'm just really burned out with the default 3D style we get with so many animated movies these days. It was somewhat exciting at first but it got old rather quickly.>>200454>This was one of my favorite childhood movies
Same. The art style was gorgeous and the soundtrack was very nice.
I thought the movie was pure shit tbh. The acting was bad, accents were shit and all over the place, all the characters sucked so at no point did I care if they lived or died. Women were either whores, rape victims
or the love interest. (The love interest was the only non-whore, and they pointed it out just so that you know she's the only Good Pure Woman(TM).)
One of the bad guys had a "gay" accent, just so you know he's the villain. The plot was kids movie tier written by a moid, "jokes" that fall flat, violence and rape to show how strong the men are, a weird random sex orgy scene thrown in for no reason. There was no historical accuracy either (only disappointing because the makers acted like it would be). It had some aesthetic shots, though.
tldr, the northman is a shit moid movie
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>>200706>Women were either whores, rape victims or the love interest.
Mostly agree, like I mentioned I wasn't impressed with the female characters especially Queen Gudrún. I wanted better for her. There was Björk's seer who wasn't any of the above but she only had a brief scene. The valkyrie was cool but an abstract concept. Do you recall in the first raid whether a woman was part of the group? It's very quick but I thought I saw a woman riding a horse saying something like "I only want the strong ones (slaves)" as they're portioning out the villagers. Was an odd throwaway. >One of the bad guys had a "gay" accent
Fjolnir's son? I guess, I felt like they were trying to put him in the same sort of vicious dandy mold as say Barry Lyndon or Fernand from Count of Monte Cristo, but the issue was he wasn't dainty and intimidating, just dainty, weak and stupid. He never felt like a real threat, and that's setting aside the issue that dandies were mostly Victorians. >"jokes" that fall flat
Eggers' use of stupid fart humor really worked in The Lighthouse and here I thought it was amusing in the vision scene between Amleth and his dad, because it was two guys being stupid and bonding, which is a common male thing
but I will admit during the ball game when the kid asks "did we win?" that felt like such a dumb modern nod that it took me out of it.>violence and rape
I have to take issue with the violence being a problem because action movie. Vikings. You've gotta expect certain things going in, yeah? I was relieved there were no actual rape scenes where we had to waste time staring at an actress' pained expression while being jostled around. There was just women (and men) screaming and being dragged offscreen on a few occassions, which was a decent way to handle a bad thing without eroticizing it. Olga is also put in the position to potentially be raped but I liked when she smeared her period blood on Fjolnir
to get out of it.
Just a few thoughts, I respect that it wasn't your thing and I agree there were a lot of areas it could have been improved, but I did like the visuals, the battle scenes and the prophetic feel of the story. The soundtrack was great as well.
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It's pretty short anon but I understand the hesitation. It's a scene where Olga and Amleth officially consummate things but you see them naked (no genitals) for maybe 10 seconds and the other participants beforehand are just vaguely in the background. It's not say, 300 or Spartacus levels of 5-minute long soft porn, but there is some brief implied sex. >>201040
I had to suppress a snort in the theater, seriously! It felt so out of place, especially because it takes place right after such a serious scene and the humor is otherwise pretty minimal. It felt like Eggers couldn't decide whether he wanted to fully lean into the grittiness or treat it more light heartedly. >I like that most of the really visceral and gory violence was Amleth's doing.
Me too, it was brutal but I find scenes like that kind of cathartic for whatever reason. Some of them looked pretty artistic in a way that reminded me of the Hannibal show's "aesthetic gore." I know Eggers likes historical art and I wondered if The Corpses of the De Witt Brothers painting was an inspiration for a certain scene.
>>201060>I find scenes like that kind of cathartic for whatever reason
I agree. As masculine a character as Amleth is, "you traumatized me as a child and hurt my family and I will destroy you" is a very relatable motivation and it's easy to root for him>The Corpses of the De Witt Brothers
Good catch, I bet you're right!
I forgot about Björk because she was only it it for a hot second lol but I do think she did a good job with her role. She wasn't playing a human woman though, so she was "allowed" to not be a whore I guess. I vaguely remember a woman saying that "wanting the strong ones" line? Doesn't make sense now that you point it out, wasn't he still with the all-male furry gang then(or did it happen at a later point)? Also it's fair to assume Amleth was a rapist like the other men in the group, that or he's a total virgin… which I doubt. It's just hard for me to root for someone who is implied to be a rapist specifically. (Not just because it makes me dislike the character, it also reminds me that the male creators see rape as something they can nonchalantly throw in that isn't a big deal to them)
The valkyrie scene made no sense to me tbh, and the next second she's like "lol i'm not a valkyrie, you just had a fever dream hun". The visual effects of that particular scene were just… bad to me? I get that they were supposed to look ethereal or something but the "cleanliness" with the vfx made it look like a cheap costume used in a low budget kids movie. There were lots of beautiful settings, but that one looked painfully bad to me.
I didn't take issue with the violence being in it, i may be stupid but of course I expected that, it was more the sort of boring "mindlessness" of it. Like Amleth killing his mom and half brother and Fjolnir walking in like "well this is a drag, guess we gotta fight then sigh". I'm not sure how to articulate it other than a lot of it felt like when a 10 year old boy plays pretend war and thinks people dying for the sake of dying is cool. Or like baby's first movie script.
And Amleth constantly choosing violence even when it's portrayed as the bad option, yet still they made it out like he was heroic for doing so. Then the few times he could have used it to save people with his shadow sword he suddenly won't use it. His mom mocked him for being simple and violent like his rapist dad, and in the end… he proves her right. And this is the person we're supposed to be rooting for.
Am now suddenly remembering that Amleth's mom tried to make out with him, and in The Witch Eggers made the boy visually lust after his sister… is this a theme in Eggers movies? I've only seen those 2 i think but I'm already sensing a pattern I don't like.
I feel like this could have been a decent movie if they had fixed the script and acting. The settings, shots and music were good. It's almost shocking that they failed.
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Pretty Baby is a very problematic movie but I just love the fashion/music/aesthetic so much
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>>201233>I vaguely remember a woman saying that "wanting the strong ones" line?
Thank you, I thought I might have dreamed that up since it happened so quickly. Yes it was during the aftermath of the berseker scene, which is why I was surprised. Maybe she was part of the groups they were selling the slaves to? When I saw her I thought oh cool they're going to include female warriors after all, then we never see her again. >The visual effects of that particular scene were just… bad to me
I saw the movie with a friend and she said the same thing. Maybe I'm too desensitized to CG now, it's a fair critique. >His mom mocked him for being simple and violent like his rapist dad, and in the end… he proves her right.
I agree. I think Eggers knew if it had been implied he was raping peasants we wouldn't be able to root for him at all, so making it seem like he didn't take part (even if unrealistic) was the best he could do. If his quest had been played as a dark and tragic scenario where his trauma led him to follow in his dad's footsteps that would be one thing. Instead we were expected to go along with it and think "welp completing his quest makes him a hero" which is stupidly simplified. Like anon said here >>201077
I felt for him as a child, losing his dad by the hand of a family member, having to run away from home, thinking his mom was suffering all this time. I found the scene where it's laid out with Gudrún sad because she's unecessarily cruel and shows no motherly love even though he was just an innocent kid with a shitty father. Of course, him responding with violence is not ideal.
I know this is based on the original legend that Shakespeare turned into Hamlet so I don't know how similar the two are, but with Hamlet being a tragedy, it seems more like the "doomed antihero" approach would have fit better. Most people acknowledge how Gertrude is presented in a two-dimensional way in Hamlet, and Eggers didn't do anything to give that more nuance here. >is this a theme in Eggers movies?
I felt lukewarm about The Witch. I thought it portrayed religious brainwashing well, but on the other hand it didn't show the witches as a very positive alternative. And yes, the incestual aspect was creepy. I wrote >>196285
and felt You Won't Be Alone did a similar concept much better by characterizing the women in a sympathetic way. It isn't an issue in The Lighthouse because there basically is no female representation except for the fevered mermaid wet dreams of one character kek. It's blatantly intended to be darkly humorous though and (for me at least) succeeded far better in that than this movie. Final thought is that it's a travesty they had Amleth cut his hair. He perfectly looked the part in the beginning and the cropped hair ruined it!
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Rabid was just a worse Shivers and I didn't like Shivers very much to begin with.
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I want to watch Dr. Strange 2 since I loved the first one but I'm not into MCU cause many of those movies are forgettable. I read that this movie connects with endgame, no way home and ofc the first Dr. Strange movie.
So my questions is this : can I somehow watch this sequel without having to get into the MCU mess and get by by watching max 3 of the movies? Or have a good summary video so that at least I won't feel lost watching it?
Am sperging, but it's almost weird to me that there's so misogyny and rape in viking shit (well not really, men loves glorified violence) when in reality in Scandinavia at that time men were typically punished by death over rape (but I'm sure it happened in war, because men), women had more rights that weren't taken away until Christianity came, women were often the head of the household, a good portion of warriors were female so women going on trips with them was common (kind of obvious, how else would they have populated places like Iceland), scriptures from other cultures written by people who interacted with Scandinavians at the time express shock/dislike over how much responsibility the gave not just to women, but to young prepubescent girls. And then later when vikings started settling down in other places the local men were mad that they were "stealing their women" by regularly cleaning themselves and grooming their hair and beards. And now today Scandinavia are the most gender equal countries in the world, partly because those old values still lingered.
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Cemetery Man was good. If anyone here played VtM:Bloodlines, the quest with zombies in the cemetery is based off it. It's quirky. I liked this retard.
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I see someone else is watching horror b movies that influenced certain cult classic video games levels
I just watched the Northman, here are just some random thoughts I had (they include spoilers obviously)
I found it a little bit strange that Anya (I can't remember her name in the movie for the life of me.. if she even had one) fell in love with Amleth, being as he was part of the group that raided her village. On that note, I found it kind of hard to root for anyone in this movie, Anya was the only one I actually liked. I did start liking Amleth near the end of the movie, but I really wanted him to just go off with Anya and live happily ever after, though I knew that was never going to happen.
I also kept thinking about how Amleth sounds like Hamlet and how this trope is really common- the "son you think is dead comes back to avenge his father" trope, like in The Lion King- actually the ending scene of them fighting in the flames actually reminded me of The Lion King lol. Then someone pointed out Gertrude and Gudrun.. I know there's a character in Norse mythology named Gudrun but I never realized it sounded like Gertrude. Even though my grandmother was named Gertrude and was the daughter of Norwegian immigrants lol.
Also I had to pee at one point during the movie and couldn't hold it anymore, it was the part where Amleth reunites with his mom. I saw the end of it, where she was showing him her slave brand, and then she said if he killed her husband and her sons they could rule together and she tried to kiss him. Wtf. I kind of want to see what I missed but I don't want to watch the whole movie again or pay to rent it when it comes out just to see that one scene.
I want you to be right and maybe Eggers got it more than the film let on? Parts of an interview support this thought (https://www.avclub.com/the-northman-robert-eggers-interview-1848821590
)>A big scene with Nicole Kidman’s Queen Gudrún, Amleth’s mother, complicates the notion that his revenge is straightforwardly righteous.>everything that she says about [Ethan Hawke’s King Aurvandill]? Amleth doesn’t think that’s bad. The kingdom is a fucked-up patriarchal society… many saga heroes were tortured anti-heroes who are psychopaths or outlaws. So-called villains in these pieces could be cowards at times and also good husbands and good fathers.
It seems he did want Amleth to be a morally grey antihero, but if that's the case I still feel like he made Gudrún too simplistically villainous
and Olga just didn't get to do much. And why all the religious backing of his quest? If it's only supposed to represent Amleth's mania thinking the gods are on his side when it's just a personal vendetta, why present scenes where it seems mysterious forces really do intervene on his behalf?
Regarding that scene nonny
, Gudrún expresses shock and exasperation that Amleth always believed the story his dad told about her being a "foreign princess" when in reality she was a slave that he took as his wife because him raping her resulted in a male heir. She says he only ever tolerated her where Fjolnir was kind despite her background. She also says she "begged" Fjolnir to kill his dad and get rid of Amleth because he was the progeny of the man she hated. Amleth is stunned and starts crying at this point. He says but you were screaming when Fjolnir took you during the raid, she says no I was laughing. Then she mockingly says go ahead, you can do the same thing Fjolnir did and kill my husband, then you'll be the next in line to take me as his wife and we can rule together.
It was a weird scene, I totally would have been on her side had she not tried to have her own son murdered
and rubbed salt in his wounds when he was obviously in the dark about the real story for decades.
This might be the right time to say that, for archives purpose, the former thread was>>>/m/139482
It was the thread #2, this is thread #3>>203028
If you watch it you'll be able to tell us how it compares to other Eggers movies
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You guys watched American Honey?
I cried watching it. It’s such an unflinching portrayal of surviving poorfag in the Midwest. Holy fuck I grew up with all the characters in the movie. At the same time the road trip atmosphere is amazing, the music conjures so much nostalgia and good memories, you can really feel the protagonist’s states of mind. It goes in my favorites of all time folder.
I do. He was a little kid when it happened and hadn't done anything wrong. She also has another male child with Fjolnir who he saves from being yeeted by a giant barbarian out of the goodness of his heart. A kid who was going to go on to live in the exact same way that Amleth and every other male viking does.
Also spoiler your spoilers for anons who are still thinking about watching
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I cried so hard watching this movie, it felt too goofy at first but when things started coming together at the end I started crying and couldn't stop.
This movie emotionally wrecked me for days afterward lol. I would just think about certain parts like the rocks with eyes or Waymond’s speech
and I would just start tearing up. Glad I wasn’t the only one who cried really hard at the end.
No, Lagertha killed a viking who was raping a Saxon. Rollo just raped some slave girl when Lagertha wasn't around. Like the other anon said, Lagertha raped a male character, which was a really pointless scene. That character raped another woman later, but still.
The Last Kingdom has some rape scenes in it too but I don't think they were as bad (or maybe they were, I can only remember two them) but in one of them the woman stabs her rapist to death.
The only historical show I know of that actually has men raping men in it was the Borgias show. Not the one with Jeremy Irons, the other one.
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I was excited to finally watch Welcome to the Dollhouse but I didn’t really like it, can I get some recs for young woman coming of age movies or horror movies with an emphasis on femininity?
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This one has an interesting plot. Main character is a witch who can shapeshift. It reminded me of room (2015) + under the skin + the witch. Some parts feel like a fairytale. It also has some funny scenes which i didn’t expect for this kind of movie.
Coming of age: Mean Girls, Lady Bird
Horror movie: Rosemary's Baby, Annihilation
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Short list of horrors/thrillers for you. Mileage may vary on what you’re looking for. But these are some movies that center women and touch on uniquely female emotions and themes.
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I was surprised that Wikipedia, both in English and Spanish, just called this a plain comedy. There are a lot of comedic moments and situations in it, but there's also a lot of drama. The reason the protagonist even goes on the Mexican bus ride is because his mother is about to die and he needs to get legal work done to prevent his greedy brothers from stealing everything and depriving their youngest brother, who they outright abuse, of getting his proper education as per their mother's wishes. None of that is comedic. A child even dies during the movie and there's a solemn funeral procession while the grandfather cries. The adultery plotline has a few comedic moments, but it's not really comic.
I think it's hard to pigeonhole it into just one genre, but a straight "comedy" with no other qualifiers is misleading. Good movie, although it felt much, much longer than it really was and not in a good way.
I actually thought the film was pretty heavy-handed with how mocking it is. Think of the howling scenes and the grotesquely hypermasculine attitudes displayed constantly but in rather ridiculous situations. The tonally dissonant sports scene is not at all dissonant in fact because the whole film is taking jabs at masculine storytelling. The revenge was moronic and pointless, the cycle of violence was extremely male and extremely stupid. Amleth is probably the least morally grey character in the film imo, he's painted as a buffoon who doesn't actually have a personality nor a true moral compass beyond the mantra his equally shitty father drilled into him. His uncle, his mother, hell even Olga are far more complicated characters who show that they have inner worlds, motivations that are driven by their empathy as well as their personal goals. Gudrun is not a villain and she's not really shown to be in my view. Amleth certainly sees her that way, that the film is from his
perspective which is why it's framed that way but the overarching narrative is very much in support of the women being victimized by the violent psychopathy of the men that perpetuate the conflicts of war and politics. The undercurrent of satire is strong. Thinking of Gudrun as a villain is literally Amleth tier retardation.
As for the magic forces, I think it's best not to take those scenes as entirely literal. This is a retelling of a myth so I tend to think of that stuff as allegory. Amleth is the protagonist so we see things through his righteous, magically-blessed perspective. It's nothing more than a storytelling technique imo, the story is firmly within Amleth's PoV so you don't see an explanation scene where you're taken out of his viewpoint. That would not make sense with the rest of the film which is basically entirely enveloped in his shitty perspective.
I'm on board with seeing some scenes satirically and the mythical sequences as occurring in Amleth's head. It reminded me of when he gets Draugr and fights against the undead warrior, then the scene rolls back and the warrior crumbles to dust.
That and other instances where the characters attribute things happening to the gods because those were their deeply held beliefs. I disagree with Amleth being a buffoon or lacking a moral compass though. Like I mentioned before, he saves his half-brother during the game where if he had been solely focused on revenge it would've been a great opportunity to eliminate another product of his uncle's betrayal. It's actually very ironic because at the time he assumed the child was a product of rape, and saw him as an innocent in the events that occurred. Something his own mother could not do for him.
He was also willing to accept Gudrún's perspective, showing growth and counteracting a lifetime of violent male conditioning, and was about to abandon his quest until he learned about Olga's pregnancy and feared for their safety. Would he have killed Gudrún and his brother had they not attacked him before reaching Fjolnir? I doubt it.
I might have phrased things poorly by saying Gudrún is villainous, she's certainly no worse than any of the male characters, but no matter how much she may be a product of the abuse and historical period she endured, I just can't see ordering the death of an innocent child as anything but evil.
So that one act in particular is villainous to me, although all of the characters save Olga have negative traits. It's also hypocritical that she idealized Fjolnir because he was supposedly so much better than Aurvandill, when Fjolnir would've raped Olga.
It's the whole, "It's fine if someone does it to other women just not me" attitude, which is pretty damn tragic. And who is the mother of his existing, older child? Somehow I doubt she was a beloved wife who died naturally before her time.
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How shitty is The Priest (2011) on a shit-o-meter of one to ten? I like Paul Bettany and vampires
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I have watched Valley of the Dolls (1967) and Beyond Valley of the Dolls (1970), and I think they're a pretty good illustration of the effect the Hays Code had on the american movie industry. As a reminder, the Hays Code (real name Motion Picture Production Code) was a list of situations and events that could not be depicted on film from 1934 to 1968, such as nipples, one character shooting another in the same shot (filming someone shooting, then filming the victim falling down was allowed), miscegenation, the words "fuck" or "damn", etc. More and more attempts to tone down the code were done by directors, until the code was replaced by the current american rating system in 1968, precisely between those two movies
Valley of the Dolls is an adaptation of the book of the same name, with a happy ending tacked on it (the author hated it). It's something like A Star is Born (1937, 1954, 1976, 2018): aspiring starlets go to the city, they're tempted by drugs, money and premarital sex. You can sense the Hays code is ready to break down, as you can see two characters naked in a swimming pool, the silhouette of a naked woman, characters using drugs, etc (underwear in all properly lighted scenes though). Not much to the story, it's the usual soap with surprise pregnancies, surprise illnesses, unintentional funny parts because of how cliché it can get, everyone cheating on each other, a bit too much homophobia, the willful women end in hell while the demure one gets the happiness. It was however one of the biggest roles of Sharon Tate (of Manson family murders fame), so a good watch if you want to know who she actually was
Beyond The Valley of the Dolls, which is not a sequel to VotD (there's a disclaimer saying so at the very start for legal reasons, they wanted to make an actual sequel but the writer didn't) is what you get when you hire a near-pornographer as a director and get your screenplay written by Roger Ebert, while allowing them to do whatever they want. That's not a joke, that's actually what happened. This gives a very weird result: the Hays Code is now dead, so the coomer director (Russ Meyer, of Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! fame) celebrated by hiring as much big breasted playboy models as he could and there's going to be nipples in most shots. It gets weirder, as the director's other fetish is domineering women who are independent and can defend themselves against men, which got him called "inadvertent feminist". The whole movie is spent rolling your eyes at gratuitous shots, then realizing that you've never seen another movie where a normal woman successfully defends her boyfriend against someone much bigger than both. The movie was thought as a satire of hollywood clichés, and you get some very original editing and dialogues, which is usual in movies written by movie fans or ex critics (like Tarantino, who loves that movie, and Godard). I'd even call it a subtle satire, not "subtle" as "there are no coomer shots nor decapitations in this movie", but as "many will think it's for real" (the mostly amateur actors certainly did). Is it a good movie? I'd say it has many flaws, it is very camp, it's certainly unique, and it's very interesting if you're into the history of american cinema
not to mention the imagery of the "maiden-king"
. for instance when he imagines his family tree/lineage and the sword and crown are with his daughter and not his son, and those visions of what looks to be an older version of that girl riding into the great beyond or whatever.
I walked away from the movie wondering about her and what she was meant to represent.
>>204658>It gets weirder, as the director's other fetish is domineering women who are independent and can defend themselves against men, which got him called "inadvertent feminist".
That was happening quite a bit about that time, following the sexual revolution. Degenerate coomers were embracing their fetishes unabashed and since the weirder ones tended to focus on traditionally "unattractive" women or qualities of women, they were considered as a kind of feminist for defying gender or beauty roles all while they were just jerking off. Probably the most famous of this is R. Crumb, the comic book writer, who made no attempt whatsoever to hide his deep perversion and misogyny, but he was attracted to larger than normal women, so a lot of his contemporaries thought he was empowering women by featuring them so prominently. You see that kind of thing pop up frequently. I can't count how many times I've seen Ilsa the SS Nazi porno chick touted as a kind of offbeat feminist icon. She is NOT.
Thanks for the write up, nonny
. I haven't seen either of them, but I've read about both.
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wondering if any of you have watched this, it's an older woman/younger man romance film. I started watching it and lost interest halfway through, it just seemed kind of cringey and forced at some points, I was surprised I had never heard of it though as it has some big names in it
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Huh you're right, I didn't know she kept working after Thelma and Louise
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>>204867>A24 horror film
into the trash it goes then, seriously I just don't get the appeal of these movies
it always filled with cryptic dialogue between characters, which you have no attachment to for the entire movie because they're completely devoid of any emotion. Long panning shots that look cool but serve little to no purpose. Random gratuitous violent or sex scene which is only there to spice things up and remind you you're watching a movie and cause it supposed to be "auteur", and In the end, the main character finally "understands" what happened or what they must do. What that is, we don't know and may never know. But the fact remains, they understand. 10/10 masterpiece from the critics, complete garbage to the rest of the world.
Men are disgusting>>204879
I disagree with this so much
Oh it's by Alex Garland, I've just noticed I accidentally watched all of his movies. Let's hope it'll be as good as Annihilation>>204879
Your pic is sort of true but not a single point of your list makes sense
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They're one of the only studios that backs interesting titles these days. That is, Hollywood movies that are outside of the "big explodey boom boom" or "rehashed romantic story #823904" molds. I like movies that allow you to consider how their themes affect your own life, don't need to spoonfeed you a message and have more artistic stylings. The Tragedy of Macbeth for example was visually stunning and paid clear homage to its stage origins, excellent acting and was true to the source material with a few interesting new twists. I can't think of any other studio that would provide a director with a decent budget to make something that addresses a fairly niche interest. It was plenty emotional and engaging to me. Regarding their horror, I'm pretty bored of jump scares and feel it's just a cheap tactic to gloss over a shallow, unengaging story. A lot of their films address more familial and emotional trauma which gets under my skin a lot more than simply seeing a spooky monster chase teenagers around.
Hard disagree too. I obviously don't love everything they've distributed (nor did I watch everything), but I really loved Hereditary and I liked Midsommar. They have no sex scenes, btw.Tusk was pretty shit lol but I liked the first half until the actual tusk revelation
But I think it's kinda random to judge like a distribution company like that, they don't make everything they distribute
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I watched El Mundo de los vampiros anoche.
Unremarkable. Not terrible, but not good. Both better than I thought it would be and worse because there wasn't as much unintentional camp as I thought. There still is some, but it's not overflowing or anything. I read some reviews afterwards that basically said "what a le wacky and silly 60's Mexican horror movie what a MESS" and the people who wrote such things clearly are ignorant of the true state of 1960's Mexican horror films if they think this is ridiculous.
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Just realized that
Great now I'm going to mistake one for the other
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This has James Spader in it??!! omg
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Robert Eggers is the young, hip, A24 director and Roger Eggers is the dead film critic and journalist who originated the thumbs-up, thumbs-down rating system and had won the Pulitzer Price for Criticism
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Pam Grier's Foxy Brown (1974) has to be one of my fav movies now. If not for the fun story and badass female main lead, at least watch for her amazing wardrobe. Blaxploitation gonna blaxploit, but Ms. Grier makes it work.
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yes it does nonny
, that's why I Was watching it
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sat down and watched come and see….going in I knew it was going to be bad but it really was more bleak then i anticipated. the part that made me start crying is when they left flor by himself in the burned down village after posing for a picture with him even though it was a very emotionally heavy movie, i'm really glad i watched it. it's very…humbling? if that makes sense
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Yeah that sums up pretty well the average Kubrick movie experience lol. Since all of his movies are book adaptations and his first career was being a photographer, he always focuses on the movie's look rather than the plot>>205486
It got a really nice poster too. The part that marked me the most was, amid all the violence, the pet loris
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I finally got to see The Northman, so to add to the previous reviews:
Great sound design overall, great technical feat at the start where a maybe 4 minutes assault on a village is filmed in just two long takes, fun little cultural details (like the vegvísir on this guy's head, the appearance of svið, norse religion references, Shakespeare's Hamlet references in addition to the original Amleth story). About 1/10th of the dialogue is untranslated icelandic and norse languages to give a better atmosphere. This feels much more like an action movie than Eggers' other movies because he didn't have final cut on this one (which happens when you get 10 times the budget of your previous film). I liked the throat singing, it seems it's going to appear in more and more movies (it already was in Dune)
I've seen some call the historical accuracy in this movie dubious, but at this point only specialists of the period and place will really be able to tell if there's anything wrong with it, your suspension of disbelief is much more likely to be challenged by the magical elements than the mundane details which were still all designed as accurately as can be in a 2 hours movie
Great movie if you like violence, norse culture and sagas, and nihilistic stories. Much less subtle than previous Eggers movies, but I found it very nice to watch something like an action movie that tried to have a bit of depth behind it
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Or perhaps even an Ægishjálmur…
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Bitch (2017) it's on Tubi, with ad block ofc. Intense movie, provocative.
This is if r/breakingmom and depressed reddit wives are one bad day away from a total meltdown, and the scrotes are left to deal with the consequences.
It was quite sympathetic to the moid character but also equal parts condemning. And to be fair, moids irl would have just drove off into the sunset and abandoned their kids if the wife lost her fuckin mind. The actors did very good job, the anguish and despair feel very real at times. Written and directed by a woman too.
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Idk how they managed but the second movie is even worse than the first one
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Just finished watching Circus Of Horrors, I liked Anton Diffring in The Man Who Could Cheat Death and he was great in this too, just wish my fave character hadn't died in the end kek (not spoiling it here)
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Watched The Brood. Better than the last Cronenberg I watched, Rabid. The stuff with the killer dwarves was stupid and bad, but the psychology stuff was probably the best psychobabble I've seen in his movies so far. Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar were really good actors in it.
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Just finished watching this and I liked it a lot. I liked that the protagonist was kind of unlikable while still being relatable at times – I could relate to her having a handful of skills and talents but no real passion or drive.
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nonnies, do you have recommendations for movies with women solving crimes/complicated mysteries ? Even better if they are unusually smart and resourceful, anything with women being mad genuius is great too !
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Thank you so much nonnie
, I will watch them!
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Has anyone watched this? I watched this a couple of years ago and I remember it making me really sad as a LatAM anon.
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watching this 2 hour long documentary filmed over a span of 36 years. it's absolutely heart-wrenching.
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Made me kek
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i just watched Slaxx with my nan, was actually really funny
You watch horror movies with your grandma?
What are her favorites?
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Saving Face is very personal to me
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old post but i find it funny that lilo and stitch's artstyle is used as a example of non-coomer stuff when the character designer is a complete pervert scrote though kek and he posts his coomer art under a account that's named after lilohttps://www.deviantart.com/alohalilo
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Every day I regret less and less having watched Morbius on the big screen
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it's obvious lilo's sister's design is masturbation fodder for him though like the thighs etc are straight lifted from his coomer designs
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like the dude has a type obviously and it happens to be hula beach girls
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like sorry to sperg about this but seriously…
"This great pin up features Nani from Disney's "Lilo and Stitch". The piece was purchased from an animator who worked with the animator that did the piece. He said that during the making of the film pin ups like this were traded around between the animators. The artist of the piece is known but I am keeping that information anonymous so as not to harm the artists career at Disney."https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=867324
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I'm glad whoever the art director was managed to rein him in to prevent her from having huge fake balloon tits. I'm kind of surprised they managed to keep their dick in their pants to that extent considering how "children's" studios like Pixar have been putting out tons of coomer porn-thicc mommies and Disney created this abomination. Like seriously how did this get through multiple advisory boards
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oh he got his tits but on a minor character, thank god
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Of course, it's the morbie of the year!
Yeah, it is known that there are tons of official disney porn by disney artists - because everything they drew then belongs to disney
One may ask why disney artists wanted to draw porn of childrens movies characters - well because they are coomer scrotes
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I watched Scanners. This is the first Cronenberg that that I've actually seen before, although that was ten years ago. So I didn't remember much and it was basically brand new. I could have sworn the head explosion scene was at the end rather than the beginning, but there you go.
Easily the best of his movies so far. It had a little bit too much action and exploding cars for me instead of telepathic psychobabble, but that's okay. It felt like a return to his first movie Stereo, which was all about telepaths. Some good acting, too. Some bad acting, too. The effects were cool. The plot kind of vaguely reminded me of Ubik.
The guy's head blowing up is very cool. I liked the bad guy. He reminded me of Jack Nicholson. The final scene with him reminded me so much of the Deadites from Evil Dead I had to check and see he didn't play one.
Telepathy is so cool.
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I watched this and I really like fictional characters existing and interacting with the real world especially in different medias like TAWOG but I think movie is utterly shit and I refused to think this is canon but a fever dream or a high production fanfic. The constant referencing in pop culture can be a little annoying too.
They sabotaged Peter Pan, one of the most beloved Disney characters into a villain who's aged up like milk and been thrown out referencing to Bobby Driscoll's tragedy. A child actor who got kicked out of Disney's role to play as Peter Pan after hitting puberty. He lived penniless and died alone at the age of 31. It's really fucked up.
Gadget and Zipper are married with +42 mouse fly hybrid kids. What the actual fuck. This is so cursed. Sure I find it hilarious to see furry moids lose their shit that they're being cucked by a fly but it's still weird.Just the thought of having sex with a little fly who played as the pet/mascot of a cartoon series to have maggots growing in the womb and giving birth 42 times is jarring and fucking disgusting. Who the fuck thought having these two together is a good idea?
They brought back the ugly Sonic abomination.
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Bobby Driscoll wasn't just Peter Pan's voice actor. He was the basis of Peter Pan's design. Those are Bobby Driscoll's distinctive facial features.
So, they're not just mocking a dead man; they're using his ACTUAL FACE to do it.
I watched it yesterday too and man, story-wise the movie was shit. It's fun and works as a crack fanfiction with all the pop culture references, but as a proper movie it sucks (and I hate that they call it the sequel to Roger Rabbit, that one was actually well animated and made).
The animation on the main characters is hideous, seriously why couldn't they just animate Chip in 2D? He looks so cheap and expressionless most of the movie, his model looks like a vrchat avatar. Dale looks uncanny in CGI too imo, his head is a triangle and the eyes are creepy.And of course they turned Peter Pan into a cheap ugly ass villain. They would have been better off with an original one, especially knowing the tragic story of the actor. With the movie's theme they could have pulled off something a tiny bit more serious and less meme-y (referencing his tragedy while talking about the forgotten cartoons would have been a lot better).
I don't know, this whole movie seems like a bad meme that's also a bit disrespectful.
I've seen people defending this plot point by saying the Peter Pan joke is cliche by this point.
But it is really fucked up not only because of the design, but because
a) It's basically the same backstory.
b) This is the Disney version of Peter Pan
c) This kind of joke only works when the movie is not produced by the evil company that actually exploits children.
On the other hand, I think it's funny Disney was stupid enough to let this be a part of the story and let everyone know about their skeletons in the closet. I didn't even know about this until the movie came out.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who though this movie was hot shit as well. It's both WiR 2 and Space Jam 2 but even worse. The fact I've seen people give this trash 10 out of 10 and say that it was "funny" is weird to me. The villain was really disrespectful to the real actor who voice and is design after him.
The references could have worked better because as they are, they're just there for Disney to brag that they were able to get all these 2D/live action cartoons into the movie.Also Sonic didn't need to be in the movie as it just felt like Disney saw the success of the Sonic movies and wanted to piggy back off it with "Ugly Sonic" (also for folks to point and scream "LOOK ITS THE UGLY SONIC FROM THE FIRST SONIC TRAILER! HAHA CLAP")
I mean that's child actors in general. The whole movie industry is doing it, and child actors get fucked up growing up whether they worked with Disney or not>drug addiction
That's actors in general
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Has anyone else seen this movie yet? Saw it last night and was thoroughly traumatized but now I'm just angry and annoyed with Alex Garland. Don't know what else I expected from a male director tbh.
The visuals were good though
Thought of seeing this but I’m not a fan of movies that try to be all oooo trauma and psychological fear! Are there any triggering
parts relating to sexual assault? I might check it out just to have an opinion about it
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But I'm a Cheerleader is pretty cute!
Just the fact that it was written / directed by a male and it's about trauma specific to the female experience (ie being stalked, harassed, SA) is ridiculous. Nothing new though I guess.
The women in Garland's movies are basically just sites of trauma, like that's all their character is.
Spoilers —– a male gives birth like 3 times in the climax scene and it's sort of fucked. Funny how men can't think of anything scarier than vaginas and giving birth kek.
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this for sure, I love that movie!
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I still don't get why he laughed like that in Goodfellas
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So I watched this movie for the first time tonight. I liked it but it definitely had its flaws I hate how they treated Penny Lane,
Why do they keep getting shitty and problematic
celebs to do the voice acting instead of actual voice actors?? I'm not seeing this garbage
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And so starts the endless cycle
Meme magic made it recoup its budget. Box office was peanuts compared to other Spiderman movies (especially Venom), but producers probably thought that it was profitable enough. Plus, another movie might build enough hype around the character for Morbius-related merch to start selling
Note that at no point producers are actually considering whether the movie is good or not
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I only wanted to watch Polar for the action scenes, why do we see Mads Mikkelsen's butt so often?
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So I finally watched Pretty Woman. I'm embarrassed to admit how much I liked it. I think it was good as a romance but definitely just a fantasy and would never happen in real life. I also liked Vivian's best friend Kit and wish we would have seen more of her.
But one thing I don't get is why people say this movie glorifies prostitution. It doesn't really. Like don't get me wrong this movie was "problematic" in a lot of ways but it didn't really do that. The movie starts with Julia Roberts seeing a dead prostitute that got pulled out of a dumpster and then going to her roommate who couldn't pay rent because of her drug problem. Later she says she cried during her first time selling sex. I've even seen people say this woman influences women to become escorts or whatever but I don't see how that would make sense.
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I really liked this movie
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Can't dip the zip.
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Only Lovers Left Alive
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Series of Unfortunate Events
saw this tonight and I'd recommend it. i don't usually watch horror films but the trailer drew me in. i was a bit disappointed it came from a male director, but i don't think the film suffered from it. it did a convincing job showing the different faces of misogyny, but it still didn't come across as trauma porn. the mc is often scared and vulnerable, but still a badass doing what she can to realistically defend herself. obv avoid for the triggers
but it's a solid piece of social issue horror.
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I never cared or into furry waifus but seeing Gadget x Zipper as a canon couple is pretty cringe and out of nowhere. Like let's take Cream and Cheese from Sonic for example and have them as a married couple with tons of Chao rabbit babies and Cheese speaking in a deep ass voice. He was just acting as a baby this whole time. I still hate this movie.
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Finally watched Videodrome. This is the one I was most excited about seeing again. I think it's the perfect synthesis of all the disparate and connected themes that Cronenberg is interested in. Seeing once again the profound influence William S. Burroughs had on Cronenberg, I am finally going to bite the bullet and buy some of his books. Back when I watched Decoder in March I almost did, but I can't resist now. I remember reading Naked Lunch aloud in high school with my friends like a total edgelord. I'm going to take a break from watching Cronenberg when it comes time for Naked Lunch, because I was to re-read it and be fresh on the feeling of Burroughs more than any real "plot."
Obviously we've reached a level of technology where we can see even more depraved stuff quicker and easier than in Videodrome and its psychic damage to our consciousness is kind of skirted around. I would be very curious if anyone has any reccs for something like "Videodrome, but for the Internet." I really wonder what Burroughs would have thought about the Internet as it is now. We are cyborgs.
Videodrome is pretty famous or infamous so I know a lot of you have seen it. If you liked it, I really strongly suggest watching Decoder, which I mentioned >>190444
When you watch both of them, you'll see the clear similarities when it comes to the man-machine interface theories. Decoder is generally more about music than video, but it's essentially the same. Also, it doesn't have any body horror, so if you just like Videodrome for that, it might not interest you.
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And by "Crimes of the Future" I didn't mean Crimes of the Future (1970) but Crimes of the Future (2022), with a top notch cast of Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart that I just came back from
Definitely not a movie for the squeamish. I watched it at the midweek evening showing in my local arthouse cinema (the only one that'd screen it) in a 50 seats stuffed room smaller than my apartment, so you can be sure the spectators were nothing but crazies (we were 3), yet I distinctly felt the seat of my so far stoic neighbor flinch upon a certain scene. Don't go watch it if you don't like kid corpses!
Overall pretty interesting, it's a look at performance art and "inner beauty" as in "beauty of the organs". Cronenberg certainly thought about Marina Abramović while devising the performances of the movie (and so will you!). The whole movie was filmed in Athens in decrepit places, and it has a rather peculiar 90s SF movie, particularly noticeable in a scene where everyone is filming a performance using 90s digital cameras or futuristic recording-rings but there's not a smartphone in sight
What really caught my eye was Kristen Stewart's performance, she absolutely kills it as some sort of nervous, cowardly yet well dressed maniac. It somewhat reminded me of Ana de Armas in No Time to Die (lol) or Kobeni in Chainsaw Man, I hope I'll see more actresses in that kind of role it's rather refreshing
The one thing that bothered me (yes, more than kid corpses) was one shot of two naked supporting actresses that existed for apparently no other reason than titillating male spectators. I'm just going to put it on Cronenberg being 79 yo
My local theater doesn't have it, or I would. >>211101
But I'm glad you could!
My local theater doesn't have it, or I would. >>211101
But I'm glad you could!
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Holy shit this time it's real!
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Nona was right again!>The online mockery and “memes” doesn’t mean a damn thing in terms of general audience interest. It is well past time the media stopped treating this foolishness as anything other than amusing but irrelevant comedy.
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Have any of you nonnas watched picrel? I'm wondering about the meaning of silence in this movie. Of course it encourages deeper introspection, but I can't shake off the feeling like there's something more. In most of the scenes we can't hear any noise even if it's implied to be there (there's no sound from TV when the couple is watching yet they're discussing what's said in the show they watch; needle being removed from turning vinyl but there's no music playing, dad asking Ada to turn of the radio despite it being barely if at all audible); and then there's that one scene of three of them watching the match and music video after and both are really loud. Is it something about slipping sanity maybe? I've read some interpretations of the movie and somehow no one is talking about it, even though it stood out so much to me
Saw this movie last night and really enjoyed it. I saw the nude scene with the 2 supporting actresses as a comedic moment though– they weren't sexualized, just nude. And the context surrounding the scene didn't make it seem shoehorned in or anything.
I wish Kristen Stewart had more screentime. Her character was interesting lol.
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I know there was a24 hate here recently, but does anyone else really enjoy movies they usually produce? I've been picking a movie from them at random every evening lately, so I was wondering if any of you anons would like to share your personal favorites and recommendations.
Yes! From the description already I've expected it to be claustrophobic but it was still more, hmm, intense? than I've initially assumed. Loved the greek mythology metaphore but there were much more to interpret there. Glad you liked it too.
In general Lighthouse is exactly what I like about a24 horrors, very surreal, up for interpretation and cool to discuss and beautifully shot
yes! i saw it in theaters (twice, rare for me) and it felt like i was stuck on that rock with them. i also really appreciated the accent work they did, both speaking in different old timey working class accents.
i also enjoyed hereditary and could appreciate what midsommar tried to do but i haven't seen any other movies. do you have recommendations nona?
I like both movies you listed, Hereditary is I think my favorite horror movie of last decade (out of the ones I've seen). Otherwise I'd definitely recommend Everything Everywhere All At Once, few anons spoke about this movie already in this thread and I agree with everything said. Out of horror-adjacent titles I really enjoyed Saint Maud with it's insight to devout christianity mixed with slowly slipping sanity in a bleak, small english town; and Under the Skin, with I think the best Scarlett Johannson performance I've seen; where she travels Scotland as a men-killing alien. Both are slow and way more psychological than scary so it's good to have it in mind to not be disappointed by a slow pace and lack of hereditary-like spookines.
If you'd happen watch something else you like please come back here to recommend, if you liked Lighthouse I feel like I can trust your taste haha
I don’t understand how people would dislike one or two popular movies and refuse to watch anything else? I don’t consider myself a stan particularly but here are some A24 movies I like that I want more people to talk about>Life after Beth>American Honey>Ginger and Rosa >First Cow (kek)>>212680
I think Under The Skin is underrated. In a way I’m glad scrotes aren’t all over it because of muh naked Scarlett Johansson. Saint Maud is also a good watch.
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I like a lot of their movies. One that I watched recently and haven't seen mentioned much is The Blackcoat's Daughter. It was disturbing and sad, I liked it.
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>watching Hustle on Netflix
>immediately turn off after Queen Latifah, who is the wife, tells Adam Sandler's character, "Your baby's got titties now," about their teenage daughter."
I don't know which jew put that in the script, but Queen disappointed me.. fuck them all
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I'm back from Men (2022) by Alex Garland (director and writer)
First of all, did you like the ending of Sunshine (2007)? If you don't know what that is just go watch it, it inspired Joshua Graham's character in New Vegas and Cillian Murphy has the main role. Now, did you like the ending? Because you're going to get the same thing as a 100 minutes movie in a british cottage. Don't even think about watching Men without watching Sunshine, a certain character in it has a counterpart here that will look completely ridiculous if you don't catch the theme (the row of teenagers sitting behind me hadn't watched it, they left unimpressed).
While the movie certainly shows several other characteristics of Garland's style, such as his fondness for the countryside and focus on background music, you can't help but feel that they have been shoehorned in a A24 movie format, mainly on two points: the fact that it's a "folk horror" movie, and the fact that the monster really is personal feelings. In that respect Men merely imitates its betters rather than tries to find its own inspiration. Robert Eggers' and Ari Aster's movies did at least a modicum of research on the superstitions they invoked, Garland just throws some baptismal font and a Green Man and calls it a day. Ari Aster movies showed the events the characters went through and let us deduce how they feel, Garland shows the same events multiple times during the film (lest we forget!) and has a character come directly and say to the MC "You feel guilty about the events". The movie isn't completely unsubtle (there's a trick with the actors I just noticed when I checked up the cast, and there are a lot of dandelions, they mean something!) but it really feels like Garland just clenched his teeth and diligently followed the "successful A24 movie" guidelines to get the movie funded. That's understandable, Annihilation was great but a box office bomb, so now he has to do something safer with a limited budget to show he can make serious buck as a director (I don't think it'll work, audiences hate it)
Apart from that, the main title has prodded film critics to call it "misogynistic" or "feminist" but I haven't found anything like that in it, and that's not the director's style
On an unrelated note I tried getting ice cream instead of pop corn, it really is the best
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Watched Inferno. Spiritual sequel to Suspiria. Not as good as Suspiria. I actually spent most of the movie hating it. It has some arty scenes and especially in the lighting, but the plot itself is a bland nonsensical horror nightmare fairy tale. Badly acted. Strange, kind of kick ass kind of shitty soundtrack. Better than the usual horror movie I guess, but I feel like I mostly wasted my time.
Anon could you elaborate on the connection you found between Men and Sunshine? I saw your post before seeing Men (I just got back from the theater). I haven't seen Sunshine in like 10 years tbf but I couldn't totally figure out the parallel you mentioned, unless it's the forest man and pinbacker??
As for my own thoughts on the movie, it was definitely one of those films I approached cynically (because it's a film about a woman's trauma written and directed by a man) but ultimately I was left unsure of how to feel (but overall positive). The last sequence (if you know, you know) seemed to parallel the generational cycle of abuse, particularly in relation to toxic
masculinity, but also the cycle of an abusive
relationship (an abuser will promise change and come back the same every time – even further, you could interpret that scene as a commentary on how an abuse victim
who has not properly healed might seek out men who are the same as her abuser – the actual men (Paapa Essiedu and Rory Kinnear) are different but the "damage" is the same). As much as I was thinking LOL WHAT AM I WATCHING in the theater, it was definitely visually striking. Also, apparently Garland took inspiration for the visuals from Attack on Titan, which he watched with his kid! I don't really like AoT but I like the thought of artists being inspired by work outside of their medium. I think people are quick to assume a movie called MEN will be feminist, but it's really not, it's just about one character who happens to be female. It's just a movie about a woman who has PTSD, and it only comes off as feminist because women tend to get PTSD at the hands of men.
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It's cool what you can find on Youtube. I watched this with Spanish subtitles. Corny Mexican 50's movie about a teenager pregnancy. 90% of all Mexican media I've ever seen has been about cartels or the lives of rich people and their maids.
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I knew some troon would say this sooner or later.
The two parallels I found were:
- the endings, which devolved into the symbolic so far as to completely discard the internal logic the movie had. For Sunshine it was this weird part where time and space no longer had any importance so there was that sequence where the 3 last characters were running on a giant cube. For Men, it's the whole cast getting birthed one out of the other when it's been shown during the movie that they are different individuals. The whole movie you're supposed to believe that they are clones out of one original (the green man) while right at the end it turns out it's either a shapeshifter or a self reproducing being, but who also can reproduce clothes and people it has never met (the dead husband). You can tell Garland really wanted to do the multiple birth scene, the symbolic of all of it being linked to the dead husband, and the fact that all male characters were played by one actor, because these are all interesting concepts, but crammed everything in a single movie instead of doing three different ones, just like the ending of Sunshine had a completely different tone with the rest of the movie (perhaps inspired by 2001, which however was mystical from the start). At the end you're left with either the explanations of "It was an omnipotent being that can do absolutely everything" or "It was her imagination", which are lazy, as symbolism isn't a license to do whatever you want
- you're right, the forest man and Pinbacker. Both are naked, hairless men who become the avatar of a natural thing. Pinbacker becomes the burnt, destructive sun, the green man (a real mythological figure) becomes the self reproducing tree/plant (the dandelion) that feels no pain when one of its branches is cut and is fascinated by what a vagina is
I realized another detail: the crow with a woman's mask was a reference to greek sirens, who are mentioned when the priest recites a poem about sirens and sailors
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Watched Los Olvidados, an incredibly bleak film about poverty and youth gangs in Mexico from 1950. Only ever watch this if you want to sob.
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If anything it has an anti-tranny message.
Also that Perfect Blue profile pic made me think of picrel.
I was just side eyeing Cronenberg when he said but I know with those type of people they just think, poor troons and don't know how awful they really are, but real body horror is a womans domain and no scrote getting his dick chopped off willingly will ever compare kek
Btw is Everything Everywhere All at Once actually good or just overhyped because I only see a certain type of person praising it but they are loud about that praise (I also really like Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis so I'm like hmmmm despite the try hard quirkyness of the trailer, like something Taika's tryhard ass would make)
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The only claim to body horror trannies have is them being comparable to The Thing's monster.>>214181
Like this anon said, it's a woman's genre. Men are the ones inspiring body horror, not the ones relating to it.
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Anyone else sick of the sarcastic humor they've been doing for a while now? Where one character says a line and then the other character(s) don't laugh they just stare so the other character is like haha no? anyone? or something within that area of shit. I was watching an older movie and found myself actually laughing out loud because the two characters were bouncing off each other without any pausing and it was just so random. Does anyone get what I mean? I'm kind of retarded.
i think i understand what you mean, i feel the same way if so. for me i think it stems from how nowadays people feel the need to be ironic and self aware at all times, or something, IDK. i am autistic too.
i wish that at least in fiction people would own what they say, its just so embarrassing and not funny at all i wish this second hand embarrassment era of comedy would end. like its been more than a decade of this "genre".
I think it comes from a greater shift of humor that started in the 70s around "relatable humor". Comedy so far was centered around exaggerated characters, slapstick, quick repartee with puns (Marx Brothers movies for instance have these all at once) and had done so for well 2000 years, then took a shift towards more subtle humor that referenced everyday's life situations. I personally think it comes from an american influence, especially with jewish, borscht belt humor (not Marx brothers, but Woody Allen humor) which is mostly self-deprecating, perhaps also african-american humor, whose material is mostly based on asking the audience "Have you ever noticed that…?" (like with Richard Pryor). It really got into the mainstream around the 2000s, with comedies like Office Space or that scene from Austin Powers. Sarcasm has always been done, but that bad joke routine you mention is just one of the laziest ways to do relatable humor, as it just shows that the writer tried to find something funny but all they could come up with was bad jokes
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Guess who's going to be in the new Barbie movie?
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I think the most realistic one I've watched was Her, where the innovations are mostly realistic AI and a different fashion
The realistic detail I like the most to see in SF movies is a current corporation still existing, like that Coca-Cola ad in the far future of 2019 in Blade Runner
recommended Replika to me and it made me think of this movie immediately. We really do live in the future
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I'm watching Bring it On for the first time in like 15 years. It's still an interesting take on cultural appropriation but fuck, I didn't remembered it being so male gazey.
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Just got to see The Thing in theaters for its 40th Anniversary and it was a very cool experience. It was kind of funny hearing people laugh at the practical effects – too goofy for modern audiences, I guess. Overall the movie was a lot funnier than I remember, the jokes landed better but the visual gags were funnier to me, too (like when the last few crew members had their blood tested and flanked Kurt Russell one by one with flame throwers once their blood was cleared lmao). Also the doggies are extra cute on a big screen.
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I finally watched On the Waterfront. I liked it, but not nearly as much as I expected since it's so massively hyped up in film circles. It clearly heavily inspired a lot of later crime films, but I think it was kind of rudimentary. Brando was an inarticulate ape-thing and the movie should have ended much sooner because the actual ending was crap. The romance plotline was tepid and the much more compelling priest character was not given nearly as many lines as he should have had. And even then, his speeches were clumsy and strangely bland for the topic at hand. They really downplayed the religious aspect which I think was a mistake.
I still liked the movie. It's just that I've basically seen this movie a thousand times before and oftentimes better. Mob movies - which this essentially is - are very formulaic and so they have to really have something special to shine. I think if they had discarded the romance plot and gave more focus on the priest and the change aspect of the film, it would have been better.
It boggles my mind that people actually consider Brando a good actor. He is a slurring, droopy-eyed mess. Sure, he'd be perfect as some lush passed out at the bar, but as an actual lead it is ridiculous to me. And before anyone mentions Colonel Kurtz, Coppola had to almost completely disguise him in shadows because he was so fat, and although that does create an impressive effect, it doesn't mean he actually acted the part that well. If you've seen his additional scenes in the Redux cut, you'll see how bad his actual acting was. I don't think he's a completely terrible actor, but nowhere what Hollywood gave him credit for. I think Scorsese seriously has an IQ of 103.
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I've watched Cría Cuervos (1976)
The two most internationally famous spanish directors of the 20th century are generally accepted to be Luis Buñuel and Pedro Almodóvar. There are however two movies released between these two directors' peaks that particularly caught the critics' eyes: The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) by Víctor Erice and Cría Cuervos by Carlos Saura. They both share the same child actress, Ana Torrent, who plays in each a character named Ana, and are about a child's experience during the francoist dictatorship (if that sounds familiar, yes, Pan's Labyrinth was inspired by them). I'll let you discover by yourself what The Spirit of the Beehive is about, I'll just say it's better to watch the Frankenstein movie before watching it
Cría Cuervos is about three sisters' trauma after the death of both of their parents. Carlos Saura, who also wrote the story, chose to bring a realistic portrayal of the kind of grief a child can feel, so none of them are crying. The scenes are mostly about the girls doing normal children stuff, interspersed with some chilling remarks or questions they make to their new guardians to show that under the appearance of normalcy they still were deeply affected by the events, and some flashbacks of the times where both their parents were alive. We even get some very unusual flashforwards of an now adult Ana commenting on what was her state of mind as a child, which gives a literary more than cinematic feel to the movie. I had a pretty good time watching it, I recommend Forbidden Games (1952) if you're interested in older movies about children dealing with the death of their parents, a theme that I believe isn't very explored today (except in Batman movies)
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Went to a Billy Wilder 24 hours retrospective (3 movies) at my local artsy movie theater with a film critic of some renown, I definitely recommend the experience if you ever get the occasion to go to a similar event. Everyone is much more cordial in sharing their different points of views and opinions about movies when they are in water bottle throw range
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has anybody seen this movie ? and if so, what did you think ? as in, is it worth a watch ? thanks in advance
>>216968>Everyone is much more cordial in sharing their different points of views and opinions about movies when they are in water bottle throw range
Kek nona. Also why was it 24 hours? Really long intermissions? Set times to come back and chat about critique before the next film? Fascinated.>>217001
Similar opinion to other anon. I would totally watch it again, especially with someone who can have fun and not take it seriously at all
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Has anyone checked out The Black Phone? Could be fun to see Ethan Hawke as a horror movie villain but I don't know much about the director…
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Is the new Elvis movie worth seeing? How does it compare to Baz Luhrmann's other movies?
He's a sort of guilty pleasure director of mine, I love-hated Gatsby and Moulin Rouge, I found them both really superficial and I also cannot stand the seizure inducing editing (I think the longest scene in his movies are like…0.02 seconds), but I sort of love the sentimentalism and his attention to visuals
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ngl the grabber was hot
Same. The Saw movies were my life when I was a tween. I rewatched some scenes of the first movie these times and the acting is grotesque lmfaoo
The movie is still fun to watch but my god it's nowhere near the masterpiece I thought it was
i just saw it and i loved it. i am a huge fan of moulin rouge and romeo+juliet, it's definitely similar in aesthetics, maybe even more flashy than those two. austin butler is an amazing elvis. >>217528
he wasn't an unabashed pedophile kek. yes, he met priscilla when she was 14 and he was 24, but he didn't do anything with her until they were married 4 years later. calling him a pedophile is a stretch when all the women he was with after priscilla were in their 20s and 30s.
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Perhaps a little too broad but can nonnas recommend movies that just Look Good, the lightening, the shots, the costumes where aesthetic is above plot and anything else? I obviously don't mind a good story but it needs to look good.
It could be popular 'obvious' movies too because I've not watched a movie past 5 or so years so anything goes! I loved Hannibal and Barry Lyndon, and Marie Antoinette if that makes things easier. Thank you a lot! I've jotted down so many recs from here, excited to start watching movies again.
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Not sure if it's exactly what you're looking for, but perhaps Grand Budapest Hotel?
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The original Suspiria. Also Blood and Black Lace.
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I also watched this film recently called 'Lovely to Look At', terrible but awesome. There's hours at the end where they just dance and do musical numbers and have a random fashion show.
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The Red Shoes (picrel), Black Narcissus, Lola Montes, Leave her to Heaven
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Ooo all the movies anons mentioned and
Wong Kar Wai movies
Wes Anderson movies
Jean Pierre Jeunet movies
Baz Luhrmann popular movies
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
Helter Skelter (2012)
Anna Karenina (2012)
The Lovely Bones (2009)
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
The Love Witch (2016)
The Neon Demon (2016)
Big Fish (2003)
Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
The Shape of Water (2017)
Last Night in Soho (2021)
In Fabric (2018)
Phantom Thread (2017)
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Sin City: A Dame to Kill for (2014)
Crimson Peak (2015)
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adding on to the lovely nonnette's recommendations
valerie and her week of wonders (picrel, 1970)
the seventh seal (1957)
chungking express (1994)
eyes without a face (1960)
all the colors of the dark (1972)
rosemarys baby (1968)
belle de jour (1967)
perfect blue (1997)
marie antoinette (2006)
la reine margot (1995)
midnight in paris
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Ah, thank you so much, lovely nonnas! They all look so gorgeous, I'm soo ready. I think the best part in movies are shots that really take your breath away, whenever you remember the film you remember those scenes. I'll also try to post my thoughts on them. /m/ is seriously the best part about lc, eheh.
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I had honestly enjoyed most of it, but one thing REALLY bothered me. From the trailers, you know it's about a serial kidnapper and it focuses on a boy who is kidnapped and his escape with the help of the ghosts. You know this movie is going to have distressing scenes involving kids. What bothers me about it is (slight spoilers and warning for detailed abuse) All the kids getting kidnapped are boys and the actual kidnapping scenes are fade to black as the kids walk towards the truck and the killings and harm towards them is mostly just described vaguely to leave up to interpretation. It's still strong and unsettling, but it's never as bad as the most graphic scene of adult violence against a child towards the little girl in the movie FROM HER DAD. The dad is an alcoholic and belts her repeatedly and screams at her to repeat herself about how her dreams are fake. I'm not saying make the kidnapping scenes more graphic, I'm asking why the fuck is the little girl getting beat so in your face and how does that end up being more disturbing in a movie about literal child abduction where it's implied that the kidnapper gets off to killing the kids. It doesn't even add that much value to the story overall!! It's referenced one time and the point of it is to show her brothers reaction to it because he never stands up or fights back in general. In the end, he fights back the kidnapper, but he never confronts his alcoholic dad so you can literally cut out that whole scene and have the same outcome.
Anon thank you for articulating it, the most distressing scene is when the sister character is abused, she is a pretty badass character but she ends up pretty shafted, makes me wonder if this movie would be better as a short series so she could be properly developed? But I agree, that scene could have been left out. It doesn't help that I'm >>217948
this anon, and the presentation of The Grabber was immersion-breaking for me. I'm not a hibiscus o phile or whatever you call people who want to fuck serial killers – I laughed in the theater when I saw Ethan Hawke's tiddies out. I think The Black Phone is one of those movies that is a lot of fun to watch in theaters when you don't know anything about it. It's an entertaining experience, but not a really good movie.
What's a silent movie you'd like to recommend? I just watched Sherlock Jr by Buster Keaton and I think it's now my favorite comedic one, the stunts are impressive (he even broke his neck in one) and the practical effects are still convincing>>218394
I think The Empire Strikes Back was considered the best one of the original trilogy
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if you like buster keaton 'the general' is a must watch
you can never go wrong with 1927 metropolis either.
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Just realized that Duncan Jones, the director of Moon, Source Code and Warcraft, is actually David Bowie's son wtf>>219356
I always have a soft spot for Atlantis and its Mike Mignola-inspired art
The French Dispatch was a bit of a personal project in Wes Anderson's movies, as it specifically is a tribute to The New Yorker and its journalists during the 60s-70s, including their physical appearances and writing styles (I only recognized James Baldwin), so you'll miss a lot if you're not familiar with the context. It's one of these movies that appeal to a niche audience that hot shit directors plan to do for a long time, then end up making in their middle-to-late career when they're sure one box office bomb isn't going to ruin their credibility to future producers anymore
I'd recommend either Fantastic Mr Fox, Moonrise Kingdom or The Grand Budapest Hotel to get a better idea of how his movies usually are
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I'd like to talk about Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Around 1978 three amateur movie-maker friends decide to do a $90,000 feature length B movie spoof about killer tomatoes.
The movie starts with close-up shots of old people sitting in armchairs looking from left to right, saying "Oh wow, look at these giant tomatoes destroying everything!", revealing the clear intention of the writers: making a movie that's a bit funny, a bit original, with very limited means.
In the next scene, the rental helicopter that was just supposed to land on the ground spectacularly crashes for real, miraculously with no one injured and the cameraman managing to catch all of it, revealing the actual spirit of the movie: spinning out of control by sheer luck and from very humble beginnings reaching massive importance. San Diego denizens will be pleased to know that their city is heavily featured, with an appearance by the San Diego Chicken ( it's a real thing look https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego_Chicken
Critics spit on the movie when it got released, probably because unlike the comedy classics of the era it doesn't feature sexual assault for laughs. It has a lot of slapstick, the same absurd humor that'll be later popularized with Airplane!, and you can tell through the whole movie that the crew and actors (many being clearly students and passersby) had a fun experience making it. Overall it aged much better than John Hughes movies, and not to say it revolutionized the genre but Tim Burton clearly stole its plot twist to use it in Mars Attacks
Now about the sheer random coincidences:
A buyer from Wometco (a then big movie distributor) somehow thought AotKT would be a fine match against Star Wars, which was aired by his competitor at the same time, so AotKT got aired for years in movie theaters in the south of the USA to pay off the investment.
The singer of a particularly annoying song in it was Matt Cameron, the drummer from Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. The show was referenced in the Muppet Babies animated show as a joke because it has a silly title. This attracted the attention of a producer who, ten years later, gave them a million dollars to make a sequel. One of the main roles of the sequel is played by George Clooney (with a mullet, post E/R but pre ER), and the humor is now closer to Spaceballs, released around the same time. The sequel was financially successful. There was a Killer Tomatoes TV cartoon series, two other DTV sequels. There's a Killer Tomato festival still going on nowadays, mostly about tomato recipes. One of the writers became a park ranger, the other became a senator
My verdict is that it is The Toxic
Avenger but tomato based and family friendly
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Not to be a Disneyfag but to be a disneyfag; What's your favorite Disney movie? Mine has always been Princess and the Frog, I love the writing, the music especially and it just has an atmosphere, it's lovely. I love everything about it, Tiana is the best Disney princess and I'll stand by that. Hard working woman who knows what she wants and doesn't let anyone or anything get her down. Confession but I watch it whenever I'm feeling depressed, there's so much positive but realistic energy from this movie. Not to mention the beautiful art style, correct me if I'm wrong but as far as I know it's the last Disney movie to be hand painted. I love the character designs, nothing bad to say about it. blog but I had this DVD when I was a child and I remember dancing along to the songs with my cousins and having the time of my life, it's so near and dear to my heart which might be why I'm praising it so much kek. But it's the best, go watch it.
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Hercules or Tangled. I was a kid when Hercules came out and I loved the songs, they evoke such nostalgia in me now. Tangled I watched in high school I think, idk how good it is objectively but I cried several times when listening to the HAPPY songs? Idk man I still get that feeling seeing Rapunzel happy in the movie, I might be a retard kek
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the characters in princess & the frog are very likeable and the soundtracks are bops, it's in my top 2 along with mulan
What anon said, the translation is top tier, so many lines from that movie became memes that are used until this day, especially scribe's monologue, so many people can quote it it's crazy.
But ultimately I think french humor is well liked in poland, for example Les Visiteurs is very popular and loved too.
Mulan, vid related really is That Song and Shang is the hottest disney man. I kinda wanna rewatch it now!
Or the Emperors New Groove, it's the funniest disney movie by far.
I'm 19 I think it was released in 2010.>>221686
This collage is so cute ♥
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Does anyone knows similar films to Office Space? Something about the absurdities of office life
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Hunchback of Notre Dame because Esmeralda was a queen and it shows an old and horrible creep falling into a sea of fire at the end. To this day I still feel an immense sense of satisfaction watching Frollo fall to his death, kek. Quasimodo is also cute and I like that while he's in love with Esmeralda, he is happy to let her and the handsome dude have each other in the end because unlike IRL men, he's kind, sweet and brave and doesn't feel entitled to a woman because she's pretty.
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how did you nonna's feel about this? i really loved it, i thought it was fun and made good use of it's role as a movie (i.e not something they could've done as episodic, i don't think)
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I really want to watch it, but I wonder if I need to watch specific episodes of the recent seasons in order to understand something? Ive been binging it as my background for awhile but instead of turning on autoplay I would just pick specific episodes. I only fully watched the first 4.
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Same. I love the darker themes of HoND too. It has some of the best music in Disney films too
To answer OP I'd say Fantasia is my favorite.
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i don't think you have to, tbh. but i might be blind because i know every episode.>>222335
i absolutely loved it!!! i thought the animation was a bit too good for bob's burgers (kek) but i loved the beautiful shots of for example the burger ingredients or the club house. it was a lot of fun and still felt very much like the original series.
the only thing i didn't like was how they put marshmallow in the tranny pride colors in the credits. i hope they don't start pandering to troons now.
i love disney movies to the point that i wrote my b.a. thesis about them kek. i swear i'm not a disney adult though, have never been to the parks and don't own any paraphernalia except for the disney villains card decks. weirdly enough i hate mickey mouse and the mouse motif that every disney accessory is plagued with. my fave is donald kek
back to topic, my fave from the princess line is sleeping beauty because of the animation.
if we go by era…
golden age: snow white, but only because i watched it 493029 times as a child, i really dislike the very old disney movies even though i can see why they were so amazing.
wartime era: more like flop era… hate them all
silver age: sleeping beauty
bronze age: aristocats
dark age: oliver & company
renaissance: the little mermaid
post renaissance: emperor's new groove
revival: princess and the frogs
honorary mentions to lilo & stitch, both frozen movies, both wreck it ralph movies, big hero 6, the rescuers, and - weirdly enough - home on the range. it's a fun movie about cow besties!
while i would normally agree, they've always kind of had marshmallow as the token trans character, haven't they? i don't think they've ever referred to marshmallow as anything but "she/her" but they very obviously have an adam's apple.>>222345
the only thing i'd say is maybe watch the last season because there's gradual wearing and tearing of the street just in front of the restaurant.
but bob has always called marshmallow things like 'beautiful'. >>222424
same. the 'tooth scene' (being vague because i don't know how to spoiler) had everyone in the theater audibly gag together.
I'm not very knowledgable about movies, does anyone have suggestions for cult or witchcraft (witch circle, like the Craft) related movies? Any (possibly huge) lists will be appreciated!>>221867
Ayrt, late but this is really funny to me, I too see people even 2 years younger than me as little kids. You're not alone nonna
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Movies I’ve seen. Not all of them is strictly about witchcraft, some just have nice coven/cult vibes. I quite like The Magicians but it’s a show.
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Aside from those on nona's list just above, I'll add:>The Wicker Man (1973)
NOT the 2006 version>The Blair Witch Project>The Wailing>Hereditary>Carrie>The Exorcist
I also happened to find some years ago picrel which is a list of movies about cults, which I mistakenly saved thinking it was a list about cult movies. As far as I know it's more about scam cults than actual magic cults, but I have only watched Eyes Wide Shut and The Master
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I don't get it.
nta but there was an overly girlboss moment to show just how great and feminist they are (which felt insulting) but overall lady thor wasn't bad.
new thor is not really a movie worth paying for to watch tbh. i only went to see it cause my friend won free tickets
I think it's fun, pretty ligthearted and I didn't feel like it was pandering to anything even though that became pretty frequent in marvel movies. Not sure what feminist moment >>222916
is referring to but maybe I'm forgetting something?
Christian Bale's character was pretty cool, his character story was interesting and dark but somehow nicely fitted in otherwise quirky vibe of the movie.
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taika had nothing to do with that story though, the Gorr the God Butcher storyline was the most popular and well received Thor Comic in the last decade
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I just hope that Letra Bledsoe gets to watch this movie.
what don't you get?
prison is not designed to fix anyone, lying to your captor is 100% okay, in order to keep a secret you have to not tell anyone… uh, that's just what I remember off the top of my head it's been 10+ years since I watched that
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Im cringing so hard watching this awful adaptation. It falls to capture the meaning of the book and even as a period drama its a failure. The dialogues are pure cringe using modern words like empath, ex, always wanting to be ironic and funny and failing. Its so obvious it tries to have the same tone as the last adaptation of Emma but here it doesnt work.
And the cast is awfully anachronic too.
Did anyone else noticed how the quality of period dramas has declined recently?
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This is an old post but picrel.
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Slums of Beverly Hills!
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I kind of loved it! Definitely not for everybody though
i genuinely love the emperor's new groove the most, it's a masterpiece.
my other picks are meet the robinsons (underrated), mulan, the lion king, and i think 101 dalmatians has THE most charming artstyle, i've loved it since forever!
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That's partly because there was a war on IMDB to prevent The Dark Knight from being the #1 movie of all time. If you check the rankings here:https://www.imdb.com/chart/top/
and if you check The Shawshank Redemption's rating, you can see than 55% of all votes rate it a 10/10 and that it is the most rated movie on IMDB. The fact that only 25% of all votes rate it a 9/10 indicates that there was very probably a tampering, since usually there's at most a 10 points difference between the respective proportions of 10/10 and 9/10 votes for any "good" movie
However this still means that it was at least in the top 3 movies before The Dark Knight got released, so why was it so high in the first place? Because of all the characteristics that made it popular: it's american, it got seven oscar nominations (which isn't an indication of quality/popularity by itself, as Bullets over Broadway got the same number of nominations the same year and won 1, Shawshank won 0), it's based on a Stephen King story, it has Morgan Freeman at his popularity peak, it's not controversial or daring (MC is a white guy and wins at the end, it's a violent movie but not too much), and it had a nice VHS box which made it the most rented movie of 1995, and a fond memory for many who still own it
It's also a movie starring only men, and movies where women are absent or not important tend to be highly rated by males (80% of IMDB raters are male, the MC is a woman in about 3 movies of the top 50 IMDB movies). What distinguishes more so this peculiar movie from the rest is the fact that a sad little side character has a sad little suicide in it, and this kind of sad little scenes is so unusual in male-targeted movies that scrotes mistake it for high art
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I think it's mostly because moids don't think Skylar (Anna Gunn) is fuckable. Simple as. You all made some great observations as well. Gunn made a statement about the vitriol in Rolling Stone:>Anna Gunn, the actress who plays Skyler White on Breaking Bad, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times this weekend addressing the vitriol her character has attracted from some fans of the show. Titled “I Have a Character Problem,” the essay explores what Gunn calls a “Rorschach test” for society’s attitudes about gender.>Gunn writes that she realized from the beginning that Walter White’s wife would probably not be the show’s most popular character, given an audience’s natural tendency to empathize with and root for a show’s protagonist. “As the one character who consistently opposes Walter and calls him on his lies, Skyler is, in a sense, his antagonist,” Gunn says.
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Really enjoyed Blood and Donuts. Silly, cute and female gaze-y, I recommend it if you want to watch something just to relax, it's a little like a vampire romcom.
Anon I just got out of it like an hour ago and I really loved it. It's so much fun, the brother-sister dynamic between Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya was really endearing for me, and the story itself was very engaging. Whether you end up liking this movie or not, I left the theater feeling like I had just watched a person's vision
. For me, it was an easy 8/10. Loved it. Have fun nona, looking forward to your review if you go see it!
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if anyone is on the fence: spoilers kind of but YOU GET TO SEE KEKE PALMER DO THIS SHIT, COME ON!!
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Watched American Psycho last night, it was so much fun to watch, only after I found out it was written and directed by women? I feel so out of the loop on why it's never been brought up
It’s good. Bringing it up online usually leads to shitposting and arguments
Director did an amazing job. The book is good as a book if you can get into the humor but it would be a horribly boring movie as it was written. She literally lifted the soul right out of it and put it on screen as if it was just meant to do that. I used to have some minor gripe with the end chase scene but I don’t even remember what it was. Movies are a team effort and all that but I think she deserves a lot of credit.
It's less brought up than it ought to because it was the only movie of note in the director's career, to the point that even those who know the director was a woman usually don't know her name (she's Mary Harron)
The cowriter was Guinevere Turner, who happens to be a lesbian as well as the screenwriter of Uwe Boll's BloodRayne
Late AF but I finally got to watch it and it was shit. Worse than The Batman, thankfully. Make of my taste in movies as you will.
To exemplify just how "good" the movie/the attention to detail in the movie is (spoiler free) - 15 or so minutes in the boy gets ice cream from the fridge. First scene - a bit of ice cream left in the bowl. Cut. Next scene - full bowl of fuckin' ice cream.
The only good thing is that I got the tickets with a student discount.
Oh, yeah.. Wish Saul's brother didn't try to fake Joker for the first half of the movie, too.
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looking forward to finally watching this today
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So people were telling me how great this movie was. But I watched it and it just kind of… victim of the victim is the bad guy at the end and the most annoying guy ever saves the day? Not gonna lie, the twists surprised me, but still, even if I were to take it for a silly slasher movie, I don't really felt the satisfaction or fun at the end. I don't know. Promising Young Woman is kind of like it but upgraded.
I dislike Disney. Only Bambi and Fantasia are worth a damn.>>221595
Loved this movie as a kid. I'd watch it every year at my aunt and uncle's.>>218690
I watched Battleship Potemkin in high school and actually really liked it. Also liked Dr. Caligari.>>216457
Personally, The Spirit of the Beehive bored the Hell out of me. But this one's on my list of things to do!
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Watched La cueva (The Cave). 5 people go spelunking on a whim and it goes as well as you'd imagine. It's better than the average found film flick, but nothing special. If you really like spelunking movies or found footage movies, check it out. If you don't like either, don't bother.
Ted the Caver? That was a good one from back in the day. Wasn't so incredibly cliched yet.
Nope, the movie is a simple survival story. Nothing supernatural. Just a lot of people crawling around in the cave, being miserable and dying from thirst and exhaustion.
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Boring as hell, turned it off after 1 hour and can't imagine how they filled the remaining 1h15m.
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The Batgirl movie got cancelled by Warner Bros, which may be the most expensive movie ever cancelled (between 70 and 90 million dollars). Apparently this isn't due to the quality of the final product, but because of a merger between Warner Bros and Discovery. Due to its "small" budget (it's half The Batman's budget) it was intended to be an HBO Max exclusive, but the new bosses decided that all DC movies are now to only be theatrical releases and have a suitable budget for it, and that they'd lose less by turning the movie into a $90 million tax write off
This shows that 1) big studios are getting more and more wary of streaming services 2) while their influence isn't always obvious and their plans are often enigmatic, producers are still the most important force behind a movie's fate
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It's not the only movie that got ditched by WB, Scoobs! sequel got thrown into the trash too.>Per the director, SCOOB: Holiday Haunt was very close to completion, in fact, the animation had just been completed "this past Friday".>The film was cancelled today at HBO Max, it cost 40 million to make. It's a baffling move and now the film may become lost media.>>226983
I know people are mad, but I am happy about it because they involved her roommate character there.
Tbh DC keeps shooting itself in the foot lately, they released something cringeworthy (but hey, it has Misha Collins as an attempt to bring SPN fangirls, I guess) as Gotham Knights TV Show (the plotline is downright stupid). They also renamed themselves from DCC to DC and people are speculating that they might ditch the comics industry altogether, but I doubt it. The only things that are giving their tv shows and movies money right now are the new Harley Quinn season (I admit I don't like it despite being a Harlivy fan, but whatever) and upcoming The Batman (2022) spin-offs about The Riddler and the Penguin.
We Are The Best, Girl Interupted, Thirteen, Little Birds, Whip It, Troop Zero, Ginger Snaps, Me Without You, Never Goin Back, The Little Hours, Tragedy Girls, Lady Bird
I assume you're replying to >>226930
– 100% seconded. this is such a good movie. it's so funny (except some of the mom stuff which made me cry and kinda fucked me up
) and I can't believe I only heard about it like 2 years ago because of Iggy Azalea
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Just watched picrel and it was a lot better than I thought it was going to be, lead actress was really good, the predator was realistically scaled down in power while still being very threatening (this one is from a different tribe on the Predator planet, more of a brawler and less stealthy), plenty of gore and fun kills. Plus there's a cute dog. Honestly really disappointed it went straight to streaming, it would have been a lot of fun in theaters.
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late to this but I watched that movie over the weekend and Kristen Stewart's character was the only part of it I liked. her whole demeanor was more disturbing than most of the body horror.
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I am looking for movies similar to Gone Girl and The Girl On The Train. I really liked Gone Girls main character because of how smart and strong she was, especially her monologues. The Girl On The Train was an interesting movie because of it's twists and reality of showing how men really are. I liked how in the end the wife ended up helping the main character instead of caring about her terrible husband. I just want movies with women who actually feel like women instead of these typical "damsel in distress " tropes. I loved Kim Wexler in Better Call Saul until the recent season too.
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Maybe the Handmaiden? even if a few scene are very "male gazy" it's still a great movie imo
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i enjoyed "hustlers" a lot and it's based off a true story
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Finally watched this after seeing it memed on the Internet for years. I was shocked at how not racist it was, all the jokes were misogynistic instead. I liked that it didn't devolve into camp and actually treated itself completely serious. Nowadays, this would be a vaguely funny edgy Youtube video.
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any recommendations for movies that are similar to kamikaze girls? doesn't have to be about lolita or anything but just like kinda quirky yet cool and funny japanese movies
Wonderful World End
It’s a Summer Film
The Happiness of the Katakuris
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So I watched Moxie after hearing much about it, I really wanted to like Moxie, but I found it to be a real disappointment, but there is still something to be gained from it, its an insight to how average white libfem see's the world
and through the worldview of libfems we learn the patriarchy is only enforced by white football jocks and no one else and I'm sure there are misogynistic football players in the world but the way the film makes them out to be is cartoonish, akso normal WOC simply do not exist cause white libfems cannot comprehend non-white women are just regular women, also disabled women and TIMs are in the same category as WOC
The one asian character has a strict mom who would rather her die of a disease because it’s an “honorable death?” The one black male is the best friend to the main white dude and says things like “these girls is whack?” and of couse the black girl has to be strong and hold her head high and does all the work and provides all the ideas for a feminist revolution while no one stands up for her and then the white girl is happy to stand up and take all the credit? The disabled character doesn’t have a name and just says one liners about how she’s disabled?
also hate the random rape storyline they dropped in the end(and even calling it a "storyline" is a stretch)
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Watched Bullet Train, it was alright. The gags are stretched for a bit too long (the movie relies a lot on running gags). I was expecting some long shot action sequence as David Leitch made some great ones in his previous movies but there wasn't any… It's definitely inspired by Guy Ritchie movies, and it relies a bit too much on style to make the story more interesting. I blame it on the screenwriter, this was the first movie he wrote solo and it does sometimes feel like amateurish work (especially during the ending)
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This movie inspired the parody movie Airplane (1980) but I didn't know that going in. I thought this movie was actually decent, I'm glad the parody didn't ruin the experience of the original for me.
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finally watched this. so dreamy. i love/hate being a girl so much
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I watched Ben-Hur for the first time and I cried like a bitch what the fuck. I didn't expect to get emotionally involved I guess. Also, after like 60 years this movie is still amazing from technical standpoint. Simply kino
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I've watched Incantation on Netflix recently and I'm really surprised to not see it mentioned here, such an excellent horror! It's been a while since I've had a movie surprise me like it did; it's one of the best found footage horrors I've seen. Best to go into watching it completely blind, or at least the less you know the better. Spoiler for anyone who watched the movie because I really want to talk about it
I loved how they've used optical illusion in the final incantation, looking back at it it was obvious, but I was so engrossed in the movie I didn't realize it's playing a trick on me so then when I realized I cant unsee the symbol becuase of the afterimage burned in my eyes it genuinely sent chills down my spine, so clever!
Also it's one of the very rare cases for me where explicit reveal did not ruin the scare for me; initially I was hoping they'll never show what's inside the forbidden corridor, Blair Witch style, but when it ultimately happened I really think it lived up to the rest of the movie. Cosmic horror demon face was such a perfect design choice, anything more "normal" would just fall flat. It was such a satisfying watch I just wish I could drag more people into seeing it (for non-cult related reasons)
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I watched Nope by Jordan Peele, and I'm not even going to sum up the plot, it's better to go in blind
What I really enjoyed about it is that the director tried to involve multiple themes in the story, with some being subtler than others, but most requiring yourself to think "Those two scenes seemed random and not belonging to the same movie, why were they put both here?". Not to say that's a deep movie for the thinking woman, but the modicum of complexity makes it a bit more entertaining than usually simplistic other horror movies
Now it's a two-hour horror movie so it tends to be a bit too slow, especially since the gory bits and few and far between, and after the mid-movie reveal a lot of suspense is lost, but it's still overall interesting. Also there's an Akira reference and even some Evangelion inspiration lol
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I watched The Sixth Sense for the first time recently, and even though I already knew the twist, it has become one of my most favorite movies ever. I have seen it three times now and I love it more with each rewatch (once with my boyfriend and once with my bother, both of whom somehow weren’t spoiled so I got to live through their reaction to the reveal vicariously). Even though the twist is excellent, the movie is so much more than that. I cry like a baby at several parts and the relationship formed between Malcolm and Cole is so heartfelt and beautiful. The score and the settings are also gorgeous and give it that perfect sad, beautiful, haunted feeling. I have always loved ghosts and stories revolving around them, and now I can see how influential this movie was to one of my favorite topics. Even though I think the ending is perfect, I wish that Cole and Malcolm could have stayed together forever as the perfect paranormal problem solving duo that they are. I would eat up a whole series about that like hot cakes. Does anyone have recommendations like that? I’m a total sucker for this “man and boy solve paranormal problems” dynamic and the only other thing I can think of is Mob Psycho 100.
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I'm struggling to not obsess over Egger's movie. I've always been very much into period films and he an attention to detail and focus on getting every single thing as accurate as possible.
I want to watch the VVitch and Lighthouse again even though my friends already make fun of me for watching them so often. Northman is technically more impressive with all the details but I don't find it comfy.
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I have at long last watched The color of pomegranates (1969) aka Sayat Nova, which is one of those few dozens art films that are hailed as masterpieces by those in the know but will never ever air on TV
The movie is a succession of static shots about the 18th century armenian poet Sayat Nova, but is so symbolist that the only way to link it with his life is to read the biography of the man beforehand. The real focus of the movie isn't on the story, but on shapes, colors, movements, and composition that haven't been seen on film before and will never be seen again, such as 14 monks eating pomegranates at the same time. Those who like me are not versed on armenian culture will however have to watch the many documentaries trying to explain every subtleties of the work to get a full picture of what's going on, even if the movie is enjoyable enough by itself
In the same spirit of focus on picture rather than story are the equally soviet movies Man with a movie camera (1929) and of course Stalker (1979), all three happening to be for free on Youtube
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I just watched picrel, if you like twisty revenge thrillers you'll probably like this. It's about a middle school teacher whose daughter is killed by two of her students, and she outs their crimes in front of her whole class (that's just the very beginning of the movie so not much of a spoiler). It's kind of shot like a music video in a lot of parts as well, which makes for a unique experience.
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Q was the only good one, I remember, N was a girlboss moment.
Anyway, hi nonnies, any movies about ''ugly'' girls winning? I mean not about like ''Hollywood ugly'' but simly plain or unconventional looking girls who just want to live their lifes and be happy (without changing themselves).
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I know just the thing
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Audrey Tatou. Ugly?
Granted she’s made to look ‘weird’ in the film but I can count on my hand the number of women alive I think are hotter than Audrey Tatou.
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Nona asked for a plain looking girl and Audrey Tautou definitely plays the role of a plain looking girl in Amelie. It's not a comment on the actress' appearance
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Thank you! They all look great. And looks like I will finally watch Amelie and The Shape of Water.
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i agree about going in blind; that's pretty much what i did and i was very pleasantly surprised. i hate UFOs, aliens and visible monsters in movies but this one did it really well. i was genuinely stressed a lot of the time.
for any nonas reading this: what's your interpretation of the scenes that don't go together? the gordy the monkey scenes, essentially
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I hated it and did not like that it felt like 3 movies smashed into one. Nothing was cohesive and it felt like like peele had too many ideas for things that would be really cool in theory but they didn’t pan out too well in reality.
I’m so ass blasted by the involvement of the Gordy side plot. The logic you’re supposed to follow to connect it to the main plot isn’t rational or intuitive. If you showed it to a bunch of regular people they wouldn’t have made that connection either. I also hate that the whole Gordy thing was wasted potential for its own movie. Tbh I would watch an entire movie about the gordy incident and I’m sure that’s allegedly what the whole movie is supposedly commentating on but again it’s not evident in film.
I wanted so badly to like this film because horror is one of my favorite genres and I really dug Get Out but absolutely did not like Us.
The alleged main theme of this movie is the human fascination with spectacle specifically in disasters and tragedies but that wasn’t properly displayed or elaborated upon in the film. There wasn’t very much insightful commentary on that and the closest thing we got was the looks of terror the owner of Jupe’s ranch had when he would recall the Gordy incident.
Anyway if I keep talking about this I’ll lose mind. 2/5 stars. Solid acting, jumbled plot akin to a kid on stage with a stadium full of adults looking to him to eagerly put on a show so he pulls out everything out of his ass hoping something will illicit positive response.
The most classic interpretation of the scene was Jupe was scared of the monkey at first, but just before the monkey got killed he thought that he actually had a special connection with it and the monkey wasn't going to hurt him, which is why he tried to touch its hand. This happened in fact not because the monkey liked him, but because he never made direct eye contact with it, as he was looking at it through a tablecloth. This later led him to believe that he also had a special connection with the UFO, which he thought was his friend after he fed it live horses. However he realized much too late that just like the monkey the UFO wasn't tamed, it just wasn't provoked enough by direct eye contact. This is linked with the larger theme of every character in the movie being linked to the concepts of spectacle, audience or recording/filming>>234899
A whole movie of the Gordy incident couldn't be made
I absolutely loved it and I thought the suspense was perfectly done. I am still kind of marinating my feelings a bit but I think the overall theme is something to do with how humans are obsessed with danger, and the rivalry humans feel with similar predator species to the point where we put them in zoos and treat them horribly just to prove we're powerful too… I do think there is some racial commentary but it's so much more minimal this time, it's very subtle, and it's more in service to the larger message of the movie rather than being the point of it, like with Us or Get Out. There's definitely a comparison there between Steven Yeun's character as a little asian boy on a white family sitcom having comraderie with the literal non-human co-star, and I think the line is also drawn to the human zoo exhibits that used to exist, where an African family would be lined up as a sideshow next to the leopards. This connects to how black people were considered "genetically inferior" and also more prone to rage or violence, like a lower predator. Then Yeun's character twists it a bit, so emboldened by his encounter with Gordy post-rage that he thinks he can tame a being so outside his own experience and in the process sacrifices like 40 people. Sigh I know I'm not explaining myself well, I have a lot of jumbled feelings about this movie, but I think it was very exciting and compelling and I loved how it touched so many different genres (horror, scifi, twister movies, westerns, movie-movies, animal movies). Also Jean Jacket is a fantastic name for a horse and I always love to see Keith David. My husband said too that 'every character in this movie is interesting for their individual reasons' and I agree with that too, it helped keep each scene compelling.
thanks for your interpretation nona. i still don't know what to think about the child star being in the audience at the UFO show. i guess it's because Jupe wanted to show her that he could protect her from a dangerous creature this time around, but from a movie standpoint it's a little random imo. or even a little sad, like the audience is supposed to find a scarred person inherently creepy looking.>>234899
i can see why you didn't like it anon. i see those problems but i still thought the movie worked well in the end.
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the people in the audience were references to other famous animal attacks. the woman with the veil and no lips is a reference to another very famous chimpanzee attack, because that's what the woman looked like after it happened. Her name is Charla Nash and the monkey was named Travis.
I hated it too Nonna. I thought it was boring, and you are absolutely right about it trying to be so many movies at once..
The only part that was even moderately scary to me was the (i'm being a newfag and don't know how to spoiler text so this is your spoiler warning) abduction scene, but it cut off too soon and was ultimately disappointing.
Now someone get mad at me & teach me how to spoiler text properly.