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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.
FInished season 1 of Red Dwarf, I went into it thinking it was going to be a drama; that notion was dispelled in the first 10 seconds. It's a good start, quintessential britbong humor but I enjoyed it. Hopefully it gets even better with the later seasons.
I just watched Sorcerer (1977) today and I wanted to post something while it was fresh in my memory. The film is the second adaptation of the French novel Le Salaire de la Peur, or The Wages of Fear as it's more commonly known in English. I described that film in >>354, but the premise is that four men have to transport unstable nitroglycerine across several hundred miles in unstable trucks.
Sorcerer follow the same general story, but the cargo is cases of dynamite that have been stored improperly in the South American jungle, which has caused the nitro to leak out of them and pool in the bottom of their crates. The four main characters are an assassin, a man fleeing the Irish mob, a Palestinian militant who set a bomb in Israel, and a French banker who was accused of fraud and couldn't pay his collateral.
The movie had a bit of a troubled production due to being shot on location and is more "lopsided" than the French film. The editor fucking loves jump cuts, and there is no spoken English for the first 16 minutes - in fact, the subtitled version I found didn't include subtitles for all lines of dialogue, which made me think I was missing something. However, once the dynamite and driving were introduced around the halfway mark, the film quickly accelerated into some of the best tension I have ever seen. If you like tension or suspense at all, you owe it to yourself to watch this one.
Sorcerer is much grittier than The Wages of Fear, and it presents each obstacle and piece of action in a much shorter fashion: instead of coming across something in the road and having the characters observe and discuss it, the film will simply cut to an obstacle and let the image speak for itself. The characters don't speak much except to get on each others' nerves or to express some deep emotion when their backs are up against the wall, which I found to be extremely refreshing because I hate films that rely on dialogue too much. The film being in colour adds a lot to it being generally visually stimulating, and there are smaller details that underscore how shitty the infrastructure in South America is - the characters have to cannibalize several old, shitty trucks in order to make one that's even halfway functional, and the montage of them going through all these metal husks to find parts and assemble them is really engaging without veering into outright comedy.
I was also unsure how this film would handle the potential for character deaths, since the point of the French film was to be an existentialist exercise in misery and suffering, but obviously that doesn't play well to a Hollywood audience. I will just say that I was genuinely surprised in several places, and not in the hamfisted way you'd expect:
>character says "oh, how I wish I could see my family again"
>character constantly mentions "oh man, if only my family could see me now"
>character ACTUALLY LIVES, ZOMG!!!!!
And so on. There's none of that in Sorcerer.
I want to mention the editing more, because the film is incredibly stark: there is very little camera movement except for the occasional pan/tracking shot, or a POV shakycam shot from inside the truck seat or under its wheels. It almost feels like the film doesn't care about the viewer, but it's not actively hard to watch. I think the best way I can describe it is that every shot is meant to have the emotion of standing on a road in the middle of a humid jungle: it's not there to be your friend, but it doesn't care enough about you to hate you, either. It's just what it is, and what it is is probably going to kill you. There were several scenes in this movie that genuinely had me glued to my seat with my heart in my throat, which is very rare for me.
>sometimes I wanted it to just shut up for a bit and actually be serious but it always had to shoehorn a joke in somewhere
It's a real shame because all the elements for a fun, genuine adventure with a bit of gravity are there, but the writers have all been sworn to practice the doctrines of Joss Whedon, so there's never allowed to be any genuine emotion from any character. Odin's death is so disconnected from the rest of the film it's laughable, and yet it's supposed to be the rising event for Thor and Loki's character arcs.
It would have been so much more fun if the film had just let Thor have a few Serious Moments™ and reflect on what Odin's death means for him, since he's basically a prince but way too much of a meathead to live up to the role of being a king.
>I like doing all the warrior stuff, and I do it for Asgard and for my family
<but now my father's dead and I have to be a king???
>oh wait, here's a villainess - I'll just fight her >:)
<oh shit she flung me to the far end of the universe
>hmm, maybe I shouldn't have charged in headfirst by myself . . .
<is this what it means to be a king???
But no. Have a nigger Valkyrie and a handful of useless, gratin
I really like this movie too. Didn't it live in some kind of production hell and never got released until like a decade ago?
No, it was released in 1977 as normal. The production had some trouble due to the logistics of shooting in a wild jungle, but the entire shooting schedule was apparently 10 months. It was remastered on Blu-Ray in 2014, but the reason you may think it had trouble in production is that it released a month after Star Wars, which naturally means it may as well have not existed.
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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.
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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>The Secret of NIMH
I watched that pretty recently. The raw beauty of the project and the dedication of the men behind it was flooring. You won't find anything made like that made these days, especially from Disney.
>The Iron Giant
>The Land Before Time
I probably saw these as a kid but I don't remember them. I should rewatch them.
I've read the books but never seen the films. I think people's impression of the Watership Down film has unfortunately overwritten the lovely prose and simple story in the book, which is a shame. The book isn't some testament to nature's cruelty or anything like that: there is violence, because the main characters are wild rabbits so of course they get into fights with each other and other animals, but the violence isn't highlighted and it isn't described in grisly detail. I seriously recommend the book because it's such a pleasant, easy read.
>Cats Don't Dance
>The Brave Little Toaster
>How the Grinch Stole Christmas
>The Wrong Trousers
>How to Train Your Dragon
The movie is a propaganda, which instead of ending like the book did, it ends up with a revolt.
Animal farm to be exact.
I haven't watched much animated movies, I've seen more animated shows then anything.
I would still recomend >>108
Other movie I remember enjoying is the enchanted mountain and movie about a clown in a city with an owl. Not sure how it was called tho.
Alright I'll check them out.
>I've seen more animated shows then anything.
Any you'd recommend?
General scifi thread, I'm going to assume we're allowed to talk about shows here as well.
I finished watched Farscape and thought it was good, I liked most of the characters but it all felt a bit jumbled, like trying to do too much in too little time. I also didn't think it was made clear which side Scorpius was on. I think there was a moment somewhere towards the end where he decided what he was fighting for but the whole time I was just waiting for him to backstab everyone else again like he did the dozen times beforehand. I think overall it had too many characters that it was trying to juggle around and they didn't really have time to flesh out any of the secondary characters as much as the primary cast.
Because of all that I think I like Lexx more, even for all the flaws it has in the later seasons. It kept it weird but simple, only a few real characters you have to keep track of and the much slower pace. The universe was also more interesting but they never really explain much of anything in it. I want to know more about His Shadow and the League of 20,000 Planets and how it was created, but after the first season it's pretty much mothballed and rarely mentioned again or explored in any kind of detail. Season 3 tried too hard to be 2deep4u and season 4 was a shitshow on all fronts, at least the finale was good though.
I have an endless craving for late-90s/early-2000s scifi but it seems I'm running out. What ot
Hated where he came from as he was tortured by the other half of himself, as he was a mutated experiment, a bad hybrid. He was half peacekeeper and that made him run towards them and he thus was serving them but also only as a means to get revenge against the *looks it up because forgot name* Scarran, he hated Scarrans and wanted to be on the Sebacean side and also it shows him chimp out a lot when acting like a Scarran but was always trying to be more Sebacean as.. .well he was tortured and hated them. Do you not recall his story as a child? The only odd thing he did was the Scarran blood oath and they only did that to make a joke about le dracula jab Cryton or whatever it's spelled like kept making about Scorpius being 'Nosferatu' over and over again. I'd cut that out with how he hated them.
Also because he's Scarran it makes sense Scorp would just like torturing people due to the aggressive and cold hearted nature of that breed of which is why he's okay with the torture chair position and the bdsm shit in the show.
The Lexx was raunchy and awful comedy also. I could not get through it, but then again I kinda can't stand comedy.
Is the Max Headroom tv show worth watching?
So tell me, anon. Was the new Mortal Kombat any good? I think I already know the answer.
There's so many new vidya films in the works. To name a few: Minecraft, MGS, another Yakuza movie, Space Invaders(how?), Megaman (by Netflix). another RE movie, Sonic 2, Borderlands, Rabbids, Just Dance, SMB by minion corp and other shit.
Any of these shitshows you are curious about?
I wonder what a Space Invaders movie will look like. It better not be pixels all over again.
A megaman film in the style of protomen would have been cool but knowing cuckflix that won't happen.
I didn't hate the Sonic movie so maybe I'll watch the new one.
So besides new releases Is there an already released videogame movie you enjoy? As much as the 1995 MK movie wastes potential is still one of my favorites.
>What did you not hate in it? Serious question
Don't get me wrong. It's pretty meh and generic. But somehow I mildly enjoyed it while watching it. The jokes aren't great but also aren't terrible. Kinda like Detective Pikachu but without the nigger so better by default. That's probably the only compliment I can give to this movie. As modern movies go I somehow didn't hate it. I probably wouldn't watch it again though.
>Does nip shit like Pokemon movies count?
Sure. I actually have a memory which I don't know If it's real or not. I used to have a vhs of a pokemon movie in which Ash and the other fags left their pokemon by themselves to have a vacation or something. I remember a part in which Team Rocket's meowth got trapped under a snorlax and the snorlax shitted or farted on him (not in a detailed way of course, more like that scene in that Dinosaur King anime). Was this real or did I just have scat dreams as a kid?
Apparently a movie is supposed to come out for The Division but it looks like it's in something close to development hell. Hopefully it comes out and is good. The story premise is interesting and I liked the game...even though it's something I wouldn't play nowadays.
I remember my sister (film major) being excited for the Assassin's Creed movie, I warned her it was going to suck since 95% of all vidya movies are terrible but she didn't listen to me. She ended up hating it. Intuition is a funny thing,
>Kinda like Detective Pikachu but without the nigger
DP was absolute garbage though, I pirated it based on a recommendation and ended up stopping it before it even reached the middle. Was hoping for a "so bad it's good" experience but nah.
>Ash and the other fags left their pokemon by themselves to have a vacation or something
Yes that was real. There were Pokemon-only shorts that played right before each main movie, see:
Anyway I remember seeing Pokemon: The Movie 2000 and really liking it, surprisingly never watched the much acclaimed first movie but I plan to. The Deoxys movie was nice too, there was also a Celebi movie that I watched but that was shit.
>How pozzed is she?
Moderately but not as bad as it could be. She keeps pressuring me to get the vaccine (she already did) but I see no reason to since the cons outweigh the benefits.
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
>Ford v. Ferrari
>Blade Runner 2049
>Toy Story 3
I heard Birdman and the Hara-Kiri remake are good but I haven't seen them yet.
Yeah, that's what a lot of anons have said about it. I personally didn't mind but I can definitely see it being a problem.
I guess I have different taste since I prefer the first legendary Godzilla film to all of its sequels.
I'm surprised Serj did this. I guess he's broke now or something.
doubt it, SoaD put out two new singles last year for the Armenia war
Guardian of The Rune
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.
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.
look up 1001 movies to watch before you die and watch most of them up until 2000s as most of the films is put on there for political brownie points. but i got some picks for you from me personally:
>the roaring twenties
>steamboat round the bend
>death of Stalin
>night and the city (1950)
>Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
> the seawolf (1941)
>the grey fox (1982)
> dog solders
Original Conan The Barbarian
>Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
>Enter The Void
>Jodorowski's Holy Mountain
>The Evil Dead
>Natural Born Killers
At the risk of sounding incredibly pretentious, I'll recommend The Wages of Fear or Le Salaire de la Peur in the original French. Yes, it's a French movie. Yes, it's two and a half hours long. Yes, it's a silver screen film full of misery and suffering. But the film is a masterclass in suspense and tension. If you have the time and patience to watch it, I highly recommend doing so because you won't find a film like it in Hollywood.
The film starts in a small, isolated South American town, the kind where people go to hide out or do illegal things. People there have enough money to get into town, but they never have enough money to leave because there's nothing to do except drink and smoke. However, there is an oil field several hours' drive away in the countryside, and there's an industrial accident there: one of the shafts erupts into a giant fire and there isn't enough water to put it out.
The only way to extinguish a fire of that size is to deprive it of oxygen, which can only be done with a giant explosion. In this case, several tonnes of nitroglycerine transported over winding mountain roads in giant trucks. The only people crazy enough to take on such a job are four European men from the village, because if they can complete this task then they'll be paid enough to leave.
I won't lie, it's kind of a draining and miserable movie, but I think it's worth watching if the premise sounds interesting. There are
>2 1/2 hours long
>misery and suffering
French movies can be though. I either love them, like Wages of Fear, or hate them to no end like Alphaville.
General David Lynch thread as well, but mostly Twin Peaks.
Halfway through Season 2, this is alright. The series feels like the most Lynch could get away with on network television. Enough weird shit going on to keep me engaged but far too much soap drama for my liking, there's 4 concurrent love triangles right now still counting Leo since he'll probably wake up.
Big pros are Dale Cooper, the One Armed Man and the visions Madeleine was getting a the start of the season. I assume there's more of the Giant and Black Lodge coming later in the season. Log Lady is neat, as is trying to figure out what the fuck Rosenfield's problem is. Hoping the Triad subplot goes somewhere soon.
Cons: Soap drama as mentioned. Actors for James, Bobby and Josie are a bit shite. Pace is slow, a great deal happened in the first and last episodes of season 1 with maybe another 4 episodes of that worth in the rest of the season. I assume network serials were paced like that at the time. Audrey is a strange and annoying character. Not out of place, but I don't care for here character I mean, she looks great in those skirts or here subplots.
I expected more backward talking midgets and premonitions from coffee cups than I've been getting. Such is what it had to be I suppose, but still wonder what the original script would have been like.
General thread questions
>How Lynch is Twin Peaks? Give free rein, what do
>far too much soap drama for my liking
all the soap elements are satirical
it's not as over the top as the pilot in s2, they wound it in a lot
mainly IMO because the plot was going so many other weird ass places
>a great deal happened in the first and last episodes of season 1 with maybe another 4 episodes of that worth in the rest of the season
you're right, the few shows that did any serious long running narratives (and there weren't many before X-Files), those stories bookended seasons, with filler inbetween
some series still do it more or less
>I expected more backward talking midgets and premonitions from coffee cups than I've been getting
you're looking for s3
>Is Dale Cooper a good character or an amusing set of affectations?
s1&2, a good character that's an amusing set of affectations
>How do you like your coffee?
>Favourite Lynch Film
Some advice to take or leave
Watch Fire Walk with Me (duh perhaps) before s3, but don't expect a movie
comes off more like a prequel built from outtakes
wish MacLachlan wasn't so wary of typecasting and did whatever Lynch's original idea was
and don't expect anything at all from s3
Hey, I remember this show...maybe I should finish it some time. I remember going into this knowing nothing about it thinking that the detective guy was going to be the only normal one in the bunch, but it turned out that he was one of those eccentric detectives, or at least a bit odd. The town had it's fair share of relative strangeness but it was mostly a bunch of love triangles. I think I dropped it after or before I finished the first season. I can't into drama I guess. I didn't think it was bad and I'm not a huge critic but I found myself questioning the time I was spending watching it. The comfy setting also makes me uncomfy since it makes me yearn to be in a place like that but that might just be me.
Season 2 is the low point, save for a few episodes here and there. Season 3 is much better. You just have to slog through S2 to get to it.
I started it a while ago, but I have yet to finish it. I really like that feeling of discomfort that Lynch will put into his work. That scene with Leland bawling as he dances to swing music comes to mind. His use of time in that regard is also excellent. Think back to the scene where Cooper is shot in his hotel room. FOR FUCKS SAKE GO GET HELP YOU STUPID OLD MAN.
>4:3 for "artistic" purposes
>had to stop and look up that it was actually supposed to be like that & I didn't just grab some shit rip
whedon's was barely fucking coherent comparatively, this is way too long for some feature blockbuster film, but the universe was such a fucking mess of way too much shit being done way too quickly already
joss's best days were well behind him when he tried to do that
this kind of just ties the whole DC thing they were doing there off, did give some people like Miller (as much of an asshole as he seems) a fucking chance to actually do something, gave Leto a little bit of redemption
hollywood's changing regardless, theaters are dead, don't think that's ever going to get truly revived
these things just work better storywise as series rather than films anyway
well watching this led to realizing I didn't watch Aquaman, which was alright but relied way too heavily on how much one likes Jason Momoa
I don't know a hell of a lot about Aquaman but I don't remember him being near invincible like that
also fuck Amber Heard
which led to me remembering I didn't watch that last Spider Man, which I ended up noping out of after like 10 minutes, that 20+ somethings trying to pull off teen dialogue, man
noped out of Dark Phoenix for the same reason, Sansa and Jewclops trying to be romantic was some truly painful shit
might try Shazam, idk
and no I don't only watch capeshit, I just go through phases
last one was westerns
>might try Shazam, idk
It's an alright flick, fun to watch but nothing to write home about. Could have been much better.
Your superhero "phase" is best spent reading comics. Pic related, a little something I put together with anons years ago. The Shazam comic on there is an excellent read.
>being a gen z over fullscreen on a board called vhs