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Re: movies

Posted: 23 Oct 2017, 9:05am
by Marky Dread
revbob wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 8:20pm
Marky Dread wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 7:49pm
Kory wrote:
17 Oct 2017, 2:05pm
I watched Inland Empire this weekend. Man, I love Twin Peaks, but I still can't make up my mind on what I think about Lynch's other work. I like Wild at Heart, and Lost Highway is decent. Inland Empire was way too long, I think, but Laura Dern was exceptional (as usual).

I generally have a hard time with surrealism in storytelling. I love it as a static art, but I just can't get on board if there's not some kind of reason for me to watch. I can't get into Buñuel's films and some of Fellini for the same reason.
Blue Velvet is superb
Fuck you, you fucking fuck!
Here's to your fuck, Revbob!
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Re: movies

Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 1:27am
by revbob
Marky Dread wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 9:05am
revbob wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 8:20pm
Marky Dread wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 7:49pm
Kory wrote:
17 Oct 2017, 2:05pm
I watched Inland Empire this weekend. Man, I love Twin Peaks, but I still can't make up my mind on what I think about Lynch's other work. I like Wild at Heart, and Lost Highway is decent. Inland Empire was way too long, I think, but Laura Dern was exceptional (as usual).

I generally have a hard time with surrealism in storytelling. I love it as a static art, but I just can't get on board if there's not some kind of reason for me to watch. I can't get into Buñuel's films and some of Fellini for the same reason.
Blue Velvet is superb
Fuck you, you fucking fuck!
Here's to your fuck, Revbob!
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I can hear your fucking radio you stupid shit

One of my favorite movie characters ever.

Re: movies

Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 1:36am
by Wolter
tepista wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 8:43pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 7:33pm
Tep's opining is expected and welcome: https://io9.gizmodo.com/10-obscure-cult ... 1819634427

Of the list, I've heard of Trick or Treat but Exorcist III is the only one I've seen. The latter is a pretty good adaptation of Blatty's novel Legion and it has one of the most unnerving shock scenes I've seen because it takes so damned long to occur (the one the write-up mentions).
The first 5 are all favorites, they stumped me on #9 (Pulse) I never flipped over the J horror, though I have seen a handful, just not that one. Q is great, Ron Cey has a cameo as a cop. I'm serious.
Ron Cey: Penguin Cop would be a hell of a movie.

Re: movies

Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 3:18am
by Marky Dread
revbob wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 1:27am
Marky Dread wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 9:05am
revbob wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 8:20pm
Marky Dread wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 7:49pm
Kory wrote:
17 Oct 2017, 2:05pm
I watched Inland Empire this weekend. Man, I love Twin Peaks, but I still can't make up my mind on what I think about Lynch's other work. I like Wild at Heart, and Lost Highway is decent. Inland Empire was way too long, I think, but Laura Dern was exceptional (as usual).

I generally have a hard time with surrealism in storytelling. I love it as a static art, but I just can't get on board if there's not some kind of reason for me to watch. I can't get into Buñuel's films and some of Fellini for the same reason.
Blue Velvet is superb
Fuck you, you fucking fuck!
Here's to your fuck, Revbob!
Image
I can hear your fucking radio you stupid shit

One of my favorite movie characters ever.
Hopper is just brilliant as Frank.

Re: movies

Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 11:29am
by daredevil
We saw War For The Planet Of The Apesat a second run theater. A friend told me it was not good so didn't see it a first run theater. I have to agree. It started out great but fizzled quickly.

Re: movies

Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 11:35am
by tepista
daredevil wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 11:29am
We saw War For The Planet Of The Apesat a second run theater. A friend told me it was not good so didn't see it a first run theater. I have to agree. It started out great but fizzled quickly.
I really want to see it, and I really wanted to see it in theater, but missed. I loved the 1st 2 in theater, but though they both fell off on the 2nd home viewing. But I'm still looking forward to it.

Re: movies

Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 11:50am
by Silent Majority
tepista wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 11:35am
daredevil wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 11:29am
We saw War For The Planet Of The Apesat a second run theater. A friend told me it was not good so didn't see it a first run theater. I have to agree. It started out great but fizzled quickly.
I really want to see it, and I really wanted to see it in theater, but missed. I loved the 1st 2 in theater, but though they both fell off on the 2nd home viewing. But I'm still looking forward to it.
It's alright. Got some very good moments. Weakest in the revived series, though.

Re: movies

Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 12:07pm
by Spiff
I watched that "War for the Planet of the Apes" movie on DVD over the weekend.

Was bored shitless about 1/2 way through and stopped watching.

Picked it up again the next day, and multitasked while it was on in the background.

I was very surprised that most critics raved about it.

It just didn't grab me, and the characters were too stereotypical:

Deranged rogue army guy a la Apocalypse Now ... check
Lead character (Caesar) wondering if he's on higher moral ground than the enemies he's pursuing ... check
Little girl symbolizing innocence ... check
Lone survivor (Caesar's son) of slaughter to remind us that family is the most important thing ever a la every Hallmark Movie ... check
Comic relief (Bad Ape) a la every single buddy comedy ... check

It was just trite beyond belief, and the soul-searching by Caesar was just painful to watch as it was just one worn-out trope after another.

And it didn't help that 2-3 times, long monologues had to be inserted just to advance the plot.

Re: movies

Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 12:07pm
by Dr. Medulla
Silent Majority wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 11:50am
tepista wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 11:35am
daredevil wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 11:29am
We saw War For The Planet Of The Apesat a second run theater. A friend told me it was not good so didn't see it a first run theater. I have to agree. It started out great but fizzled quickly.
I really want to see it, and I really wanted to see it in theater, but missed. I loved the 1st 2 in theater, but though they both fell off on the 2nd home viewing. But I'm still looking forward to it.
It's alright. Got some very good moments. Weakest in the revived series, though.
We're waiting for it to come on a movie channel. For whatever reason, the trailers just didn't pique my interest.

Re: movies

Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 12:16pm
by tepista
well now that my expectations are low, maybe i'll like it better?

Re: movies

Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 12:25pm
by Spiff
tepista wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 12:16pm
well now that my expectations are low, maybe i'll like it better?
That's the spirit!

Re: movies

Posted: 03 Nov 2017, 9:36pm
by Dr. Medulla
We watched War For The Planet Of The Apes this evening. Not very good at all. Meandering most of the time, a lot of violence that could be considered torture porn, cliched action flick violence, cliched moral debates, cliched characterizations. Take out the apes and this would be a cheesy, lazy war movie. The CGI is impressive and all that, but I can't see anything of this film that contributes positively to the overall series. I'd rather imagine the interim between Dawn and the eventual ape-dominated world.

Re: movies

Posted: 08 Nov 2017, 8:10am
by revbob
Anyone seen this?

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Re: movies

Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 8:40pm
by Dr. Medulla


Watching the first Zodiac killer movie, made in 1971. "Loosely based" doesn't even come close to describing this. Super amateurish sensationalism and entertaining on that level. Fun fact: it was made chiefly in the hope that the real killer wouldn't be able to resist seeing it and that he'd somehow give himself away at a showing.

Re: movies

Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 3:46am
by Silent Majority
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Nov 2017, 8:40pm


Watching the first Zodiac killer movie, made in 1971. "Loosely based" doesn't even come close to describing this. Super amateurish sensationalism and entertaining on that level. Fun fact: it was made chiefly in the hope that the real killer wouldn't be able to resist seeing it and that he'd somehow give himself away at a showing.
I would never have done that, yelled the Zodiac Killer.
A-ha! Said the undercover cop for that night's screening