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Check for weekly movie nights.
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Also post movie suggestions for future movie nights.
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Pretty good movies. Well, except for Gamer but it was still fun. See you next Friday.
Poll for next week: http://poal.me/f0k71i
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poalme is fucked right now. Here's a new poll for next week: https://www.strawpoll.me/42684424
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/vhs/ Movie Night - Pepe Silvia Edition
The Day of the Jackal - The Manchurian Candidate (1962) - The Parallax View
Friday February 26th
5pm PST - 7pm CST - 8pm EST

Thanks for the idea.
Movie Night starts in 30 minutes
Good movie night. See you anons next week. Poll for next Friday: http://poal.me/1nx16g

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Movies, TV shows, Cartoon/Animes, Documentaries. Everything goes.
I just watched Blade Runner 2049 yesterday. It was pretty fucking good.
I've also been watching Ken Burns The Vietnam War and will start to watch Initial D later.
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I watched it when I was a wee little lad, good movie. I guess I will rewatch it.
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After watching The Blob as I mentioned in >>177 I decided to get over another horror film, which I had often seen parodied and referenced but never actually watched myself: John Carpenter's The Thing.

It's good. If you've seen the movie then you know why it's good because it's one of those works that commands your attention.  The initial few minutes were a bit boring, but once the story gets going there are a tonne of small details that kept me engaged.  I though there would be more monster scenes, but huge stretches of the film are spent watching the men go at each other's throats.  That was a pleasant surprise and much more gripping because it makes the monster scenes hit much harder.  When I watched The Blob, I felt like every scene where someone was alone would lead to a gruesome death and it made me anxious, but watching The Thing made me feel tense in a much less fearful way.  The only thing that really put me off the movie was the lingering shots of gore and viscera we get near the start, but that's just me being squeamish.

If you haven't seen it yet, then I totally recommend it: the film's praises are richly deserved.  Just like before, I found a 1080p version on 1337 and downloaded it within half an hour.
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I watched the Blade movie trilogy over the last week (again due to an RLM video) and I was pleasantly surprised.  There's something about the 90s style - trenchcoat, black leather, swords/knives, dual pistols, sunglasses indoors and at night, etc. - that I really enjoy even to this day.  Maybe I watched too much Trigun at a formative age.  In any case, I think the Blade movies may be the only film series I've ever seen where the second movie is better than the first - not just that it handles its themes better or that it has more of the setting to use, but its structure is better and the characters are used for better actions.

Pure 90s cheese and about a 50/50 split between the good (Wesley Snipes calling people mothafuckas and shooting guns) and the bad (the villains trying to make me care about them).  What I found puzzling was the action: some of it is shot well, since Snipes was one of the choreographers and he's a martial artist, so you have longer and wider shots that actually let me see what the actors are doing.  Then you have some truly bewildering shots where the camera is moving so fast and everything is so blurred that I literally can't see what's going on.  The movie is longer than it needs to be and the visual effects have not aged well, particularly the stuff at the end, but if you have some time to spare and you want to see gunfire and swordfights then it's worth your time.

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Just watched whiplash and damn is it good, the whole dynamic between andrew and fletcherr is fucking great and I'm sucker for good jazz music.
Did you watch it lads, if you do tell me what did you think about it.
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Finished The Hill (1965) starring Sean Connery. It is about an officer (Sean himself) who is arrested for attacking his superior and taken to a prison in northern Africa. Said prison is basically a holding place for all of her majesty's soldiers who tried fleeing, stealing, or anything else of that nature. Some of the officers and men in charge run an extremely disciplined prison that ultimately leads to big issues later in the movie.

As for what I thought about it, I will say I very much recommend it. The movie is set in WW2, but the viewer is only aware of within the prison. This is a pretty nice change from every movie being set in the time period having to lecture on the sides involved. Instead it focuses only on the Brits and the men who are imprisoned there. I came into this movie to see another Sean Connery film, but was just as impressed with Harry Andrews and Ian Hendry who help ratchet up the tension. The start of the film sets the stage, but you really start to feel the tension the longer the movie goes on. As both sides of the conflict seem to start losing it and lashing out.

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What are your favorite animated films? A lot of my favorite movies of all time are animated. Let's have a thread to discuss and post some of them.
>Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure
One of Richard Williams's (May he rest in peace) best work. A fun musical with great songs and great animation. My favorite song being No Girl's Toy. Such a shame it didn't do well in the box office.
>Heavy Metal
Anthology of stories involving a glowing green orb. The animation isn't amazing but it has that cool as fuck Heavy Metal Magazine feel to it. It's pretty great and has an great soundtrack. One of my favorite songs, Veteran Of The Psychic Wars features in this film. It has hot chicks too. There's a sequel but I haven't watched it and have heard it isn't as good.
>The Transformers: The Movie
What can I say? I grew up with Transformers and despite all of the film's flaws, It's one of my favorite action films ever made. It's just pure good fun. It has also one if not the best score in any film ever. The Touch, Dare. Instruments of Destruction and The Transformers theme are my go to at the gym.
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I recently watched Wolfwalkers (2020) and it was pretty great.
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Surprised no one posted The Iron Giant. Or Coraline, one of my favorite movies that I still find unsettling to a degree well into adulthood. Sinbad (2003) is quite underrated thanks to its bad CGI elements but it's a very well made fantasy film, I'd say quality-wise on par with The Prince Of Egypt save for the deep biblical story. Land Before Time (the first one) is a classic and still touching to this day.

>>28 (OP) 
I remember little of the HM movie except the last segment (your pic related) which I thought was very good cheesecake set to nice music.

Gandahar (aka Light Years) is another good french animation movie, just as surreal as FP and with time fuckery added to the mix.

Seconding all of these. I would also add Felidae (1994) the bastard sibling of plague/watership that was entertaining not because it was deep or moving, but because it was batshit crazy to the point of complete hilarity... For a spiritual sibling I recommend Secret of NIMH.
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Now for some honorable mentions... American Pop I'd recommend for viewers seeking great music and trippy visuals along with it, but not much of a story. Batman: Mask of Phantasm is good capeshit. Anastasia is a faux-Disney movie that pulls off the cheesiness a little better. Adventures of Mark Twain is philosophical biblical horror for kids. When the Wind Blows is pretty slow and I didn't like it at first, but in hindsight it was a terrific movie about the nuclear arms race and the horrors of war in general.
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Are there any live action movies that used animation for special effects as effectively as Forbidden Planet?
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It was a great movie, it feels nice that there are still people out there that makes good cartoons.

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I'm pretty new to the movies genre of media, yes I watched some films but they weren't anything revolutionairy or something that changed the medium as hole, what are some films that needs to be watched to understand the strengths of this medium and it's benefits, something that can show me the value of this art-form.
It's ok if it's popular or something like that, I want to understand movies more.
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>Die Feuerzangenbowle (1944)
High School romcom where a rich man recalls his school days.
>Metropolis (1927)
Early Sci-fi autism treatise on the dangers of indiscriminate capital feudalism.
>Nosferatu – Eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
A real estate agent gets spooked into selling an urban house to a creepy old kike vampire.
>Münchausen (1943)
Adaptation of the 1785 LN Baron Munchausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia. Aesthetically supreme.
>Wir sagen wir es unseren Kindern (1944)
Extremely wholesome family movie where two neighboring widows fall in love and have to figure out how to end the long rivalry between their kids.
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>release 7 minute webm of dialouge
>subs are dlc
But Münchausen is a neat recommend. Thank you :3
Pick whatever you feel.
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Metropolis hasn’t aged as well as Nosferatu and other silent movies like Battleship Potemkin, which is my personal favorite. I tried to watch it, but I ended up falling asleep. Still, it was very impressive and imaginative.

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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:
>Mad Max: Fury Road
>Hardcore Henry
>Ford v. Ferrari
>Blade Runner 2049
>Toy Story 3
>John Wick
I heard Birdman and the Hara-Kiri remake are good but I haven't seen them yet.
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I've only yesterday watched OPN's other movie Good Time which I really liked, and was planning on pirating this next. Let's both watch it and see how it goes, yeah?

OPN's score for GT was undoubtedly a big part of why I liked the movie, as it successfully produced tension which I haven't felt watching a movie in a long time. The music is trippy and obviously very experimental but works great, which is what I expect of OPN, as you can hear influences of familiar ambient scores that keep the experience from getting too surreal, while still teasing new musical elements usually not heard on film.
Moving on from the score, I think the cinematography was spectacular. First 2010s movie since Spring Breakers that portrayed the neon dystopia correctly without eye cancer and a visual orgy of clashing colors. Robert Pat's performance was good and memorable, but that didn't surprise me since I've already seen The Lighthouse. The character with the fucked up face sounded a little... amateur? It seemed like this was his first/second movie. Overall a very good film and hence I'm adding it to this thread.
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Ok so you actually watched it, I need to get my eyes checked...
Anyway, what a mess. That was so fucking frustrating. You think there would be some kind of relief at some point, but it's just Murphy's law, jew fucks over nigger and vice-versa over and over till the very last second.
Sandler was good, despite some of his "signature mannerisms" coming out every now and then, but nothing too bad. The score was very disappointing though, unlike Good Time there's barely any music, and almost no memorable OPN pieces. Overall a disappointing movie that's unlikely to be rewatched.
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That's a pretty big part of the film. An essential aspect of the main character is his inability to quit while ahead. He's a gambling addict. If you didn't enjoy the frustration of watching the film then the film wasn't for you or you didn't quite get it.
The performances were great in this, I can't remember last time an Adam Sandler performance stuck out for me like this one did (Probably Punch Drunk Love would be the last one I can think of). It's a good movie to watch, but I don't think I'll watch it again any time soon. Uncut Gems felt really claustrophobic through out the whole thing, and there was always this persistent unending anxiety, like a constant rise of tension. It reminds me of the stress living in a city will give you, just compounded over and over again as Adam Sandler's character digs himself a deeper hole. Of course, it was executed this way on purpose, and was worth watching at least once for the experience. I just won't be playing it on repeat any time soon.
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My gripe with 1917 was the "woah did you know the movie is just three takes" gimmick that was marketed and the German pilot who stabs the guy for no reason because he is le evil kraut who just got his life saved.

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So, I decided to get into Star Trek. I'm starting with TOS, then TNG and DS9. Are the original movies and the animated series any good? What should I avoid?
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>>87 (OP) 
>What should I avoid?
Don't skip anything without at least trying it to see if you like it. Everyone has their own idea of what's good and what isn't and will tell you different things and the only way to know for certain is to watch it yourself. There's also fun to be had from joking and shitposting about some of the shitty stuff, and you can't do that if you didn't watch it.

There are many reasons, but a major one is the overall atmosphere. The shows have a very comfy feel about them, mostly stemming from the slow pace which also allowed the plots to be well developed. It's not the kind of show where people are constantly running around and shouting at each other, it's much more thoughtful.
There are also a lot of interesting ideas and stories, and a lot of it is genuinely very well written and acted.

>Picard sucks
You mean the show and not the character, right?
>However it had to have been found and watched in the first place, and in that vein I would believe the show was simply unique.
More unique at the time... TNG was my trek, it was wild how it seemed like anything could happen, episodes could be completely different from one another, focus on different characters. There were certain cliches that were repeated, but no real formula, and a great cast.

Looking back from today's perspective, after it's been copied so much, it's still unique in some of the things it *didn't* do: it had an episodic format without a lot of drawn-out plots, less soap opera aspects, less "self awareness" and winking at the audience. I can't imagine exactly how it plays for somebody coming to it after watching revived Doctor Who or Stargate or whatever.
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>>87 (OP) 
Animated series is creative because it uses scripts recycled from TOS, but it's of notoriously poor quality. I would say that if you're enthusiastic about it, then give it a go. As for the movies, it's a pretty mixed bag. The Motion Picture's pacing is fucked because it's a television script drawn out over two hours. It's a bad movie, but it has a nice aesthetic. I would rank them Wrath of Khan > The Voyage Home > Undiscovered Country > 2009 > Search for Spock > The Motion Picture > You probably shouldn't bother with anything after here > First Contact > Beyond > Generations > Don't even bother thinking about the next ones > Into Darkness > The Final Frontier > Nemesis. I don't think I've seen Insurrection, but assume it's also shit. 

I really don't think a connoisseur has to be beholden to watching every single episode of TOS or even TNG. DS9 is a mixed bag because it has a pretty weak beginning, a terrible ending, but some really strong middle to later seasons. The cast isn't as memorable, but it's way more consistently good in the middle than any of the other series. I almost would recommend Enterprise because Porthos and I wanna fuck T'Pol, but it's pretty bad. Don't watch Voyager and all that CBS All Access garbage. I'd sooner watch Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict than that shit again.
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I remember the cat lady being pretty hot in the animated series.  How much of the show features her compared to the main crew?
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M'Ress was introduced to replace Uhura because all the budget went into the voice cast and they thought they could get away with cutting out Nichols, but after the cast disagreed and she was brought back in later episodes. I haven't watched that must of TAS to tell you if she was completely written out, but she has some screen time.

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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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What do you think of the Star Wars series ?
For me I think it's overrated and blown out too much, it doesn't deserve it's high status or this amount of attention, there are lots I mean lot of other media that does things better then Star Wars.
I could give out examples but most of them are anime so wew.
Although I may be wrong because I never watched a Star Wars movie.
I made this thread to not derail the /v/ thread
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Also this song is pretty great.
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Would you?
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I remember a nuStar wars comic were they draw Luke like a girl. It was fucking horrible.
>>61 (OP) 
The OT is good. Overrated as fuck, no disagreement there, but they're competent movies that tell a decent story. I'm not a sci-fi man myself, but I understand why people like them.

The prequels reek of George being up his own ass and no one having the balls to tell him he smells like shit and anything touched by the mouse is just a shitty cash grab without half the thought put into them that even the prequels had.

I assume he meant "if you kill your enemies they win" bs outside of the OT and EU. Either that or he's retarded.

Top right and bottom left I would. Top left, I'd consider. Probably not bottom right. Weird as fuck considering they're all the same "girl"

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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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my family and I always watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas
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.
>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

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