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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3375 on: July 19, 2018, 08:43:09 PM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3376 on: July 19, 2018, 09:38:26 PM »
Russian godfathers
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Was planning on watching, "The magnitsky act documentary", but youtube bans it instantly. And other sites surprisingly boot it off their sites quickly...
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3377 on: July 19, 2018, 09:56:06 PM »
Entertainment aims to entertain. If it does, it's done its job.

You're right. Obviously The Last Jedi entertained many people. People found it entertaining. People also find gladiatorial combat entertaining. People think Jimmy Fallon is funny and Train is a great band. All this just proves that this civilization is inhabited by soulless empty husks of human beings.

Hahahaha, so true. It was a cruddy movie, like most out today. The culutre is drivel, but what do you expect from the propaganda aimed at the masses?

You can tell alot about people by what movies they like.
I know several people whose taste is horrendous and if they ever talk about music, movies, tv, etc in a postive note i know ill hate it.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3378 on: July 20, 2018, 03:14:44 AM »
A Russian Homosexual film how did that film ever get out!  There are very strict rules there you know!
There are no homosexuals in the Russian film industry!  Perhaps an American homosexual wrote it and the innocent Russians filmed it unawares.
Thousands of years and I've heard of no homosexuals in Holy Russia!
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3379 on: July 20, 2018, 05:55:58 AM »
We were offered a very good deal to add movies on demand to our satellite TV package, so we took it. :) We watched Wonder Woman last night, i'm having Rogue One in the background now, and by the time everyone's back from school, Thor: Ragnarok will also be ready to watch. An enjoyable way to start summer break.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3380 on: July 20, 2018, 01:32:53 PM »
A Russian Homosexual film how did that film ever get out!  There are very strict rules there you know!

There are no homosexuals in the Russian film industry!  Perhaps an American homosexual wrote it and the innocent Russians filmed it unawares.

How do you film that unawares?

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3381 on: July 20, 2018, 08:19:00 PM »
A Russian Homosexual film how did that film ever get out!  There are very strict rules there you know!

There are no homosexuals in the Russian film industry!  Perhaps an American homosexual wrote it and the innocent Russians filmed it unawares.

How do you film that unawares?



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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3382 on: July 20, 2018, 11:44:48 PM »
Just came back from watching "Hotel Transylvania 3." It wasn't bad. Some funny parts.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3383 on: July 21, 2018, 09:55:21 PM »
Have you ever wanted to see a very politically incorrect cartoon film that from 2004 that basically has the humor of Shrek - except it was a Russian film, is animated in two dimensions, and is set in Medieval Rus, makes fun of Russian culture, and has very racist depictions of ethnic Muslims living in Southern Russia?

There you go, complete with Russian Eddie Murphy Horse:

Alyosha Popovich and the Tugarin Snake

If you want to watch it with English subtitles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vPQKM5UOJU


Apparently, our Russian Professor told us this movie has a meme status in Russia comparable with Shrek in the West - although I don't know how true that is.
Although, this scene legitimately made me crack up, as terrible as that is.



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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3384 on: July 21, 2018, 09:57:46 PM »
Here's your racist depiction for ya:

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3385 on: July 22, 2018, 05:06:42 AM »
Oh that film I absolutely love it!
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3386 on: July 22, 2018, 06:56:21 AM »
Oh, the charge of racism.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3387 on: July 22, 2018, 01:47:40 PM »
How isn't it? It's not different than how we portrayed the Japanese during WW2!

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3388 on: July 22, 2018, 02:05:01 PM »
What's racist about making the bad guy in a cartoon look like a bad guy?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3389 on: July 24, 2018, 01:11:21 AM »
I also saw The Last Jedi, and I'd agree with those who say it was decent but a bit too long, and also a bit too crammed full of stuff in individual scenes.

When I wrote this I probably would have given it an 8/10 or so. Tonight I saw that it was on Netflix so I watched it again. I still think it's too long, and some of the jokey jokes don't land, but I'd now raise the score to 9.5/10. Amazing movie. Maybe the best thematically that I've seen in my life. Also, that ramming scene is pure beauty.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3390 on: July 24, 2018, 01:27:35 AM »
I also saw The Last Jedi, and I'd agree with those who say it was decent but a bit too long, and also a bit too crammed full of stuff in individual scenes.

When I wrote this I probably would have given it an 8/10 or so. Tonight I saw that it was on Netflix so I watched it again. I still think it's too long, and some of the jokey jokes don't land, but I'd now raise the score to 9.5/10. Amazing movie. Maybe the best thematically that I've seen in my life. Also, that ramming scene is pure beauty.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3391 on: July 25, 2018, 10:55:53 AM »
Shaolin Executioners, a kung fu flick featuring the villainous Daoist abbot Bai Mei (later appearing in Tarantino's Kill Bill but let's not go there) who is helping the Qing government eradicate Chinese rebels affiliated with Shaolin. Shaw Bros films are reliably colorful and fun, and this movie has plenty of great fights and colorful costumes. It draws on Chinese medicine/ alchemy to create a wonderfully surreal plot point about Bai Mei's weak points which revolve around his body depending on the time of day. The sight of would-be challengers chopping their way through hapless Daoist monks to get to the master is always funny, and Bai Mei's kung fu trash talk is great. The biggest problem- and this isn't uncommon in kung fu films- is pacing and an overreliance on slapstick humor. As a result, the middle really drags. Not one of my favorite kung fu movies but enjoyable nonetheless and the villain is truly marvelous. I look forward to viewing the next film featuring Bai Mei, Clan of the White Lotus.
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« Reply #3392 on: July 25, 2018, 11:15:09 AM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3393 on: July 26, 2018, 07:24:02 AM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3394 on: July 28, 2018, 03:55:04 AM »
The Last Jedi. I wasn't expecting much from it but I was nonetheless taken aback by just how thoroughly bad it was. I really don't understand the praise or even mild appreciation it has garnered. I feel deeply lonely in a society in which such a movie is not immediately recognized as bad.

I felt precisely the same way about Farce Awakens. The information campaign (promotion strategy) that birthed scores of regurgitated talking points of how it was "just like the originals," despite all evidence to the contrary, didn't click with me. Bad bad stuff.

And I just watched The Last Jedi and found it a remarkably lousy movie. At least there are pretty mixed reviews on this thing, as opposed to Farce. In any case, they both managed to produce a feeling of loneliness in society--not new for either of us, I would imagine--as well as the continued cheapening of my favorite childhood movies through hackneyed, caricatured reproductions.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3395 on: August 01, 2018, 10:39:49 AM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3396 on: August 02, 2018, 12:57:50 PM »
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« Reply #3397 on: August 02, 2018, 12:59:51 PM »
The information campaign (promotion strategy) that birthed scores of regurgitated talking points of how it was "just like the originals," despite all evidence to the contrary, didn't click with me. Bad bad stuff.

We are remembering things differently, because I remember the "it's like the original" as being moreso a criticism than a compliment; ie. it's too much like the original, follows too closely, not creative enough, been-there-done-that, copy cat, etc...

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3398 on: August 02, 2018, 01:21:19 PM »
The information campaign (promotion strategy) that birthed scores of regurgitated talking points of how it was "just like the originals," despite all evidence to the contrary, didn't click with me. Bad bad stuff.

We are remembering things differently, because I remember the "it's like the original" as being moreso a criticism than a compliment; ie. it's too much like the original, follows too closely, not creative enough, been-there-done-that, copy cat, etc...

'Just like the original' is only one in a range of Schrödinger Criticisms - throw it out there and decide whether it's a strength or a weakness depending on people's reactions to it.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3399 on: August 02, 2018, 01:57:59 PM »
I haven't watched the new Star Wars movies, but the only clip I've seen is the one where Princess Leia is floating in space awkwardly. It was one of the strangest things I've seen. You have that much money in the budget and it looks like a total amateur directed it.

That clip turned me off from ever thinking about watching those movies. I can't even stomach the originals anymore either.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3400 on: August 02, 2018, 02:02:05 PM »
I dread the upcoming Avatar sequels. How many are planned? 4, 5, 20? How you could stretch an already wafer-thin universe to all those sequels, let alone just one, boggles my mind. Its not like Avatar has a diverse and rich cast of characters like Star Wars, where you can explore all sorts of stories. Not only that, but with Star Wars you have much more freedom I think creating unique characters that can work in its universe. With Avatar not so much. You're pretty much stuck with the Naavi, humans, and whatever sea creatures Jim Cameron wants to appropriate from
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« Reply #3401 on: August 02, 2018, 02:08:33 PM »
^When I first started reading that I thought, 'so they're proceeding with a Last Airbender sequel after all'... I forgot about that other Avatar thingy.
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« Reply #3402 on: August 02, 2018, 02:12:18 PM »
My son is squeeing so much over the Venom trailer that I guess we'll have to put it on the watchlist anyway...
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« Reply #3403 on: August 02, 2018, 02:17:54 PM »
^When I first started reading that I thought, 'so they're proceeding with a Last Airbender sequel after all'... I forgot about that other Avatar thingy.
Lol and that's another point too. It's almost been 10 years since the first movie came out, its not like its stuck around as some cultural phenomenon the way Star Wars has.

Cameron sees the sequels like the Godfather trilogy. He's delusional. Maybe he's taken too many deep sea dives.

I'm more than happy to eat crow if it really does live up to a Godfather in space...
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« Reply #3404 on: August 02, 2018, 02:56:20 PM »
Ken Burn's Baseball, slowly being uploaded to YouTube weekly by some guy.

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« Reply #3405 on: August 06, 2018, 08:06:52 PM »
The Aristocats with the kids.  Actually, the first time I've ever seen it.  It was pretty cute!  ;D
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« Reply #3406 on: August 13, 2018, 09:31:20 PM »
I was thinking about watching BlacKKKlansman, but I was afraid it'll portray the KKK in a negative light.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3407 on: August 23, 2018, 11:12:12 AM »
Hellboy II: The Golden Army. I remember being disappointed by this one in the theater- I thought the first one was a lot better- but on re-watching it's better than I remembered. Del Toro's attention to detail is wonderful as always and every scene radiates an intelligent, human warmth which one will not find in other big-budget fantasy/scifi/superhero movies today. He obviously had a ton of fun doing the troll market scene. The villain, Prince Nuada, is well-conceived and well acted- just a little more screen time for him might have been better. He also happens to look (and act) a lot like Elric of Melnibone, which makes me think that Del Toro would be the perfect director for an Elric film. Alas, that will probably never happen.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3408 on: August 23, 2018, 11:40:36 AM »
I want to see Mission Impossible again on Imax. It ran just a bit too long for me, but I enjoyed the hell out of it.

Alpha, on the other hand was awful.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3409 on: August 23, 2018, 03:06:48 PM »
Hellboy II: The Golden Army. I remember being disappointed by this one in the theater- I thought the first one was a lot better- but on re-watching it's better than I remembered. Del Toro's attention to detail is wonderful as always and every scene radiates an intelligent, human warmth which one will not find in other big-budget fantasy/scifi/superhero movies today. He obviously had a ton of fun doing the troll market scene. The villain, Prince Nuada, is well-conceived and well acted- just a little more screen time for him might have been better. He also happens to look (and act) a lot like Elric of Melnibone, which makes me think that Del Toro would be the perfect director for an Elric film. Alas, that will probably never happen.

Yeah, I enjoyed it a lot. Making Tolkien Elves into bitter revanchists was a clever move, I always thought. Though I'm sure that neither Del Toro nor Mignola actually originated it. The creature designs were wonderful and there were some pretty good character beats.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3410 on: August 31, 2018, 11:06:29 AM »
The Flying Guillotine. A classic Shaw Bros film with a truly gruesome weapon. There actually isn't much kung fu- it's almost like a slasher film, with lots of people getting beheaded by the eponymous gadget, their acephalous bodies shown writhing and kicking on the ground. Fantastic sets and costumes and a pretty grim atmosphere overall.

Mario Bava's Lisa and the Devil. I'm not really sure what to make of this one. I saw it years ago and liked it; I think I still like it- a very surreal and dreamy haunted house film from the patriarch of Italian horror. Unfortunately 70's cheese creeps in all around, particularly in the cinematography and music, and a few rather questionable wardrobe choices. Definitely an interesting film but I'm undecided as to how well it works.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3411 on: August 31, 2018, 11:12:45 AM »
The Aristocats with the kids.  Actually, the first time I've ever seen it.  It was pretty cute!  ;D

As a friend pointed out, the villain in that story took the wrong tack. You're the legal custodian of a bunch of rich cats? That makes you rich, dummy.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3412 on: August 31, 2018, 11:19:12 AM »
That clip turned me off from ever thinking about watching those movies. I can't even stomach the originals anymore either.

I know all the fanboi say it, but Empire really is a good movie. Good, not great.

ANH has some huge jumps in storytelling. Jedi is OK but is that movie you wouldn't have seen if you hadn't seen the others; watching it as an adult I realized how much of a children's movie it is.
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« Reply #3413 on: August 31, 2018, 11:36:09 AM »
These fanbois know nothing.

Everybody my age really loved it.
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« Reply #3414 on: August 31, 2018, 11:36:50 AM »
Saw 'Alpha.' Really liked it.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3415 on: August 31, 2018, 11:50:10 AM »
These fanbois know nothing.

Everybody my age really loved it.

I loved it as a kid. My children like it now. As an adult, I enjoy it because I enjoyed it as a kid.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3416 on: August 31, 2018, 01:22:01 PM »
That clip turned me off from ever thinking about watching those movies. I can't even stomach the originals anymore either.

I know all the fanboi say it, but Empire really is a good movie. Good, not great.

Just saw the word Empire and immediately assumed you were talking about this.

Does that make me cultured or just a dork lol?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3417 on: August 31, 2018, 01:42:02 PM »
Most people who grew up with Star Wars adored it and have fond memories of those first three films. Nothing wrong with that, I feel the same way. But, you know, there are bigger and better things out there. It's okay grow up and to develop some criticism too. It seems a lot of my generation is obsessed with just cannibalizing the fun stuff they had in the 80's. They're not able to take a critical eye to this stuff, which further prevents them from discovering or creating things that are *gasp* better.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3418 on: August 31, 2018, 02:30:55 PM »
Most people who grew up with Star Wars adored it and have fond memories of those first three films. Nothing wrong with that, I feel the same way. But, you know, there are bigger and better things out there. It's okay grow up and to develop some criticism too. It seems a lot of my generation is obsessed with just cannibalizing the fun stuff they had in the 80's. They're not able to take a critical eye to this stuff, which further prevents them from discovering or creating things that are *gasp* better.

I'm very slowly making my peace with the paradox that 1. Lucas has always been a crap writer who was only good to the extent he pillaged mythology and Kurosawa and 2. He concocted some genuinely interesting and inspiring character and setting designs that I still unironically love.


Solo was still a lot of fun, though.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3419 on: August 31, 2018, 02:31:50 PM »
Most people who grew up with Star Wars adored it and have fond memories of those first three films. Nothing wrong with that, I feel the same way. But, you know, there are bigger and better things out there. It's okay grow up and to develop some criticism too. It seems a lot of my generation is obsessed with just cannibalizing the fun stuff they had in the 80's. They're not able to take a critical eye to this stuff, which further prevents them from discovering or creating things that are *gasp* better.
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