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Merry Christmas!
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have you taken the bobble pill?
it's a tough pill to bobble
OP sounds like an expert on taking pills
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Would you bobble her ass?
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yes

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It's winter and soon to be Christmas. Have you been watching any movies or specials related to this holiday? Post and talk about your favorites here.
I've re-watched Jingle All the Way recently. It was pretty fun for what it was. It's a favorite of mine.
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I remember seeing Magic Gift of the Snowman on television once when I was a kid and wondering what it was for years afterwards. Rewatching it after an anon helped me locate it made me appreciate it better. It's a nice little story about learning to find your inner will and strength. Definite recommend.
>Home alone
>Die Hard
>A Charlie Brown Christmas
Well, that is the list I got for Christmas, will get comfy with my family.
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George C. Scott's A Christmas Carol is an awesome watch every year. Watching people get told off so eloquently is always a laugh.
It's a Wonderful Life is a movie that I ended up really liking as I got older. It's too long for a casual watch though.
I also watch the star wars holiday special with some friends every year. This'll be the 11th viewing and I bought some 40 year old chocolate bars from the special's commercials to celebrate. Tis the season to stream myself eating expired candy after all.
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>Die Hard
>wife gets watch from the corp
>mc takes her watch off so that she doesnt die
I love it when I find things in movies that I miss as a kid
>Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Was definitely a classic growing up that I hope we get to watch next year on Christmas.

>Mon oncle Antoine (1971)
A Quebecois film following an orphaned boy and his life in a small town. His uncle is the caretaker of the town as well as owns a little corner store. Takes place around Christmas eve. It's atmospheric, contains adultery, and is quite depressing, but I like it.

>>9
I watched it for the first time this year. I was amazed that I actually sat through the whole thing and actually chuckled a few times.

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It's the most spookiest time of the year.
Halloween has the best movies of any holiday. B-Movies specially.
What have you watched this month?
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>Night of the Demons
>Day of the Dead
>Dead Alive
>Paranorman
>Doghouse
>Silence of the Lambs (in theaters for 3th anniversary)
>Phantom Racer
>that shitty asylum movie from /bmn/ that was completely forgettable except for pic related
I've been making a concerted effort to watch horror films I hadn't seen yet this month. It's gotten busy lately so I had to slow down my effort, but I watched:
>The Mummy (Hammer)
6.5/10, which is unfortunately a pretty favorable score for a non Brendan Fraser Mummy movie. Such a cool type of monster that gets no real respect most of the time.
>The Howling
7/10. Pretty cool werewolf movie that was just a little too long in the tooth.
>Ginger Snaps
6/10 Too edgy for me at first, but ended up being somewhat fun
>Slither
5/10 - The effects were pretty good and the idea of an alien hivemind falling in love with the main female character was novel, but I couldn't help but alternate between feeling disgusted by the movie (a lot of that was intentional on the filmmaker's part) and bored. It had some signs of promise, but didn't sit right with me.
>The Thing from Another World (1951)
7/10. Better than it gets credit for, but not nearly as good as John Carpenter's remake. It was nice to see a movie where there wasn't diversity shoehorned in, the protagonists who did things were men (one woman was there as a secretary mostly to provide surprisingly sexually charged dialogue with the male lead). It was a really solid for a Sci-fi horror movie. The Thing itself was not particularly interesting, mostly just a sh
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>....but I can't quite square the symbolism with the scene involving the man I take to be a Hitler stand-in. 
It's "White people are at it again and they are worse than Hitler this time". During the Cold War you had a lot of youth groups who were making up their own minds, rejecting both the post WW2 establishment and the mainstream youth movements like Hippies etc. These youth groups only had access to the history told to them in the books of their local library and what movies were telling them. So they understood that the mainstream is full of shit, but they never could put their fingers on it because they only had access to bluepilled media about the past. This created the establishment of what the mainstream media and leftist youth groups were calling "Neo Nazis", but a part of this "movement" was disowning Hitler either for failing to win WW2 or because they believed the stories told to them from Allied history books. This in return caused the fear in certain ((( (((people))) ))) that whites wouldn't stop being succesful regardless of what horror stories you tell them about their ancestors. At the same time this could be seen as Schadenfreude about them being able to manipulate white people in disowning their own defender.

If you look up the movie, you see the screenplay was written by a certain David Himmelstein and that the Hitler Stand
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what makes good, top grossing movies that sells to millions of people?
1. People who want to actually see movies and have the budget to buy movies.
2. The opportunity of having very little competition. Hollywood only grew so big, because all other movie producing countries were in ruins thanks to WW2.
3. A spectacle that dosn't alienate the people. People want to see something interesting that allows them to escape their lives for a moment. When you start to insult them, they will only remember you as a time waster and not recommend you. 
4. Quality of production. The best story is nothing if you don't have the skill, effects and actors to pull it off and the best actors, skills and effects are worthless if your story is shit.
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How can plot not be suxx
What script write to add
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Whats some 6 digit profit movie these days

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Did he survive?????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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>>640 (OP) 
So basically, the quick rundown, imagine you flying a plane but somehow everybody is wearing masks because of the coroner but suddenly BANE (I flushed him down the toilet) and then BAM BAM BAM fight scene BRAVO BRAVO NOLAN fortnite added batman
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>>753
IS THIS REAL?

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What have you been watching?
Since It's almost Christmas I watched Tokyo Godfathers recently. I also watched Batman Ninja. Both pretty good films.
I'm thinking of going back to finish all of the Ghibli films too. Speaking of which, what is your favorite of them? Mine is Grave of the Fireflies.
Not movies but I also started re-watching DBZ and Mobile Suit Gundam.
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Just watched this with family the other night. It's a good story, and the production quality is decent. Some really nice shots, and good honorabu roman characters. It's definitely not a masterpiece, but I was surprised to see it received staggeringly poor reviews. Why did people not like this film? It certainly wasn't worse than [current year] dogshit.
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fuck ignore this post I didn't see anime in the title
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Rewatched ghost in the shell after 8 years. Can´t believe something this good looking was made in the 90´s
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>>721
In terms of animated movies.  Both anime and western had its peak on the late 80's and 90's. Everything afterwards went downhill and I doubt It will ever shine like it used to. 
Films like Tarzan have yet to be surpassed in terms of body language and fluidity in animation and anime movies nowadays don't hold a candle to Ghibli's works and Akira.
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>>721
What this fag >>722 said. Late 80s/90s is peak anime. The cutoff isn't really 2000 but more or less whenever a studio switched to fully digital animation tools.
One of the late exceptions would be REDLINE, being completely hand drawn. And it shows but then they also spent 7 years on it so maybe it shouldn't even count as an exception, starting before everyone had gone digital
If you like the GitS film you should watch Patlabor 2 the Movie. Directed by the same fag, it's basically proto-GitS.

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I'm not sure why "his" movies aren't that much discussed. I would really recommend Oscar and hibernatus the kinda of chaotic humor where funes goes from confused to near psycho is really funny.
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>>17 (OP) 
Also What are your recommendations? What movies are your favs?
>>17 (OP) 
Ive also watched all the fantomas mine favourite is deffinitly the third one. Albeit I don't remember much from it. Also the L'avare is a great adaptation and the comedy is great as always.
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>>73
>Also the L'avare is a great adaptation
Yeah, I watched that, it was perfect. I kind of get the weird as tapestry that looks like the first page of the book.
Do you have any other recommendations?
>>17 (OP) 
Is there a way to watch his movies without blowing my eardrums out?
I fucking hate how old european and soviet movies had zero understanding of audio-mixing.
Examples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFqYssx19I0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn8G-RYyfrM
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>>681
I don't remember having any problems with audio while watching his movies.

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Does anyone remember what this one Public Access TV guy was called? He had a ski mask and he would do comedy skits (or "a" comedy skit) about SHTF apocalypse and what to do. I think I have it saved somewhere but I don't remember the name of it. Thanks.
The Survival! show? I don't have the webm but the Cataclysm! episode is on jewtube.
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Thanks!
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>>702
The pack of cuckoldry! I remember that thread. It's good you saved at least so much of it. All those moment will be lost like tears in rain.

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Last decade was a giant ocean of putrid shit. But every now and then a good film would pop out. Let's talk about them.
Off the top of my head:
>1917
>Mad Max: Fury Road
>Hardcore Henry
>Ford v. Ferrari
>Blade Runner 2049
>Nightcrawler
>Toy Story 3
>Spaghettiman
>John Wick
I heard Birdman and the Hara-Kiri remake are good but I haven't seen them yet.
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>>577
>popcorn flick fun but that's it
Do the John Wick movies claim to be anything else?  I haven't seen them myself but I'm always skeptical of this style of criticism.

>Rehash
I often see this term used to discredit movies and games, but rarely explained.  Why does a movie having a story similar to another one instantly mean it's worth discarding?
>well if they couldn't come up with a novel story then they shouldn't have made the film
Sure, but you should understand that there are plenty of character beats and comedy/action scenes in Toy Story 3 that make the film worth watching, even if the story itself is nothing new.  Considering the huge gap between 2 and 3 (1999-2010), I think it's fine for the director/producers to make a similar product to "remind" people about the characters and premise.
>but that's such a corporate way to think
It is, but any piece of art that is being sold needs to pay the piper, so to speak.  There are lots of beautiful, heartfelt films and works of art that never see success because they don't have a huge marketing budget or because they're too different from the audience's frame of reference.  Creating a large-scale animated film like Toy Story 3 requires that it is at least partially made to sell.
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>Do the John Wick movies claim to be anything else? 
There was a clear pretension with the promo videos and with the cinematographic focus in the second and third ones
>>127 (OP) 
>lists utter dogshit
>good films
is this an ironic post?
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>>133
Truth.
>>611
I'll give you Spaghettiman. Is not as fun as I remembered it being but Nightcrawler and Hardcore Henry are great.

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>two 13 year old boys swim naked with a clothed 11 year old girl

How did they get away with this film?
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>>211 (OP) 
Guess because 'artsy' film, also drama and gutmensch 'muh oppression' story, even then it worked. Hollywoke. 
But hey, they made Pretty Baby too, back in the days. So this one is not 'problematic' enough in comparison.
>>211 (OP) 
Was it lewd? That's weird, sure. There's plenty of nudity in art not sexualized but I guess it's a bit far.
>had a bunch of 14-15 year old boys go completely naked in front of 11 year old girls

How did they get away with this?
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