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Dogmeat
Jun 20, 2003


Woof!



Bread Liar

If I'm being perfectly honest, I enjoyed Hidalgo more.

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mom and dad fight a lot
Sep 21, 2006

twenty-six characters long


I laughed at the last scene. It was a good scene, but it just reaked of "well that was really hosed up. I guess we'll have an awkward dinner and get back to the routine. Tonight is a school night, afterall".

A+++ would watch again.

EX250 Type R
Mar 7, 2013



https://www.teamdan69.com


Airborne Viking posted:

I laughed at the last scene. It was a good scene, but it just reaked of "well that was really hosed up. I guess we'll have an awkward dinner and get back to the routine. Tonight is a school night, afterall".

A+++ would watch again.

now watch Eastern Promises

Black Bones
Dec 27, 2006

well i don't know but i've been told, you'll never die and you'll never grow old

Biscuit Hider

It's great, top tier comic book movie imo. Eastern promises is good, not as much fun as Violence tho

numberoneposter
Feb 19, 2014

El Pistolero

they are both excellent movies about crime

crime movies are the best movies

britishbornandbread
Jul 8, 2000

Romantic and Square is Hip and Aware!

History of Violence is really good but Eastern Promises is drat good.

mom and dad fight a lot
Sep 21, 2006

twenty-six characters long


EX250 Type R posted:

now watch Eastern Promises

Already did. An even better film, imho.

FaradayCage
May 2, 2010




SARDINE


Airborne Viking posted:

I laughed at the last scene. It was a good scene, but it just reaked of "well that was really hosed up. I guess we'll have an awkward dinner and get back to the routine. Tonight is a school night, afterall".

A+++ would watch again.

Aragorn is the violent history of our nation. The plate of food is forgiveness. The hand pushing the plate of food is acknowledgement of the history.

In a way, we all have a...history of violence.

numberoneposter
Feb 19, 2014

El Pistolero

mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006

Light city
Bright streets

The last movie to be released commercially on VHS, apparently.

John Denver Hoxha
May 31, 2014

What a persistent nightmare!
....but enough about my posts


mind the walrus posted:

The last movie to be released commercially on VHS, apparently.

that was actually the special edition copy that slowly destroyed your reality and turned you into a human VCR haunted by images of Blondie

EX250 Type R
Mar 7, 2013



https://www.teamdan69.com


Airborne Viking posted:

Already did. An even better film, imho.

You're a good man Airborne Viking

penus penus penus
Nov 8, 2014

by piss__donald


I like most movies but I thought the acting and script for this one was notably bad. Like memorably so

Millions of Crows
Mar 31, 2010

take a look overhead

AHoV and Eastern Promises tend to linger on the results of the brutal violence they depict and I loved it. Intellectually i know Cronenberg is de-glamorizing violence by showing that after the hero character fucks up a bunch of gangsters now he's got several twitching mutilated corpses on his lawn and it's traumatizing his family, and this should be disturbing the audience but the gore hound part of me is all "Fuckin cool that guy's nose is smashed into his brain lol"

Gatekeeper
Aug 3, 2003



i always forget that this movie exists and i wanna watch it. Procured it, gonna watch after din-din. Hope it rules!!!!!!

canpakes
Jul 26, 2016

by Nyc_Tattoo


Not much OP. I've never heard of it.

Away all Goats
Jul 5, 2005


I don't remember a lot about history of violence other than it was really violent and maria bello is really hot

LegoPirateNinja
Nov 15, 2003
It's like a custom title but not

when i saw i thought the hyper-realistic violence was very effective because it was graphic but also disgusting, rather than glorifying or gratuitous. it made violence look ugly. i think all the pearl-clutching "violence in media" people should love this movie for that reason.

John Denver Hoxha
May 31, 2014

What a persistent nightmare!
....but enough about my posts


Millions of Crows posted:

AHoV and Eastern Promises tend to linger on the results of the brutal violence they depict and I loved it. Intellectually i know Cronenberg is de-glamorizing violence by showing that after the hero character fucks up a bunch of gangsters now he's got several twitching mutilated corpses on his lawn and it's traumatizing his family, and this should be disturbing the audience but the gore hound part of me is all "Fuckin cool that guy's nose is smashed into his brain lol"
Yeah, Cronenberg really has a fascination with this aspect and sort of deals with it explicitly in Videodrome... it's sort of simultaneous deglamorization and also the train-wreck can't look away appeal (Really makes me think of Crash). Like even at the goriest it's such a different feeling than a gore porn movie but at the same time it's like' goddamn wow that dude got destroyed that's insane'


I've always sorta wondered if Cronenberg has like a bunch of weird fetishes, or if he just is like actually super normal and really really deep into the head game of like what makes people work or not work and like how bizarre attraction and sexuality is and really good at coming up with weird metaphors for it (the seemingly intentional awkwardness in like all of the sexual dialog in his movies has me thinking this- especially Crash and Cosmopolis)...

numberoneposter
Feb 19, 2014

El Pistolero

-first 69'er in a major motion picture

Blistex
Oct 30, 2003

"When I see someone tilting my tables, I shoot the Bastard. That's my policy!"


I really liked the back and forth between Viggo and William Hurt. Was that classic "Cronenberg unease/suspense" dialogue that I like so much.

Android Apocalypse
Apr 28, 2009

The future is
AUTOMATED,
and you are
OBSOLETE


I loved Viggo Mortensen ever since his turn as Lucifer in The Prophecy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMmcCBEyEj0

client
Aug 19, 2010



ruddiger posted:

If Cronenberg didn't direct Videodrome, this would be his best movie.

qft. the guy getting his mouth/throat shot off in a history of violence is an all time great makeup job

https://youtu.be/LtYg1xz1A00?t=160

its so loving gross lmao

etalian
Mar 20, 2006

This avatar was paid for by the Silent Majority.

Airborne Viking posted:

I laughed at the last scene. It was a good scene, but it just reaked of "well that was really hosed up. I guess we'll have an awkward dinner and get back to the routine. Tonight is a school night, afterall".

A+++ would watch again.

Yeah the what the whole point since even though all bad dudes got wiped out his family now knows he's a also bad dude.

Also movie gets extra points for Viggo rear end goodness

BIG PUFFY NIPS
Mar 7, 2007



College Slice

John Denver Hoxha posted:

I've always sorta wondered if Cronenberg has like a bunch of weird fetishes, or if he just is like actually super normal and really really deep into the head game of like what makes people work or not work and like how bizarre attraction and sexuality is and really good at coming up with weird metaphors for it (the seemingly intentional awkwardness in like all of the sexual dialog in his movies has me thinking this- especially Crash and Cosmopolis)...

speaking of weird fetishes anyone seen Dead Ringers, his one about the gynecologist twins? ive never been able to find it

Wendigee
Jul 19, 2004


Did you know that "The Vigg" as I like to call him, lives in New England and only does movies he wants to do because he invested wisely? He spends a lot of time driving around alone and thinking deep poo poo about life and death.

Heard about it on NPR a while ago. He's a bit weird but interesting. He chain smokes american spirits when his kids are not in the car.

a whole buncha crows
May 8, 2003

WHEN WE DON'T KNOW WHO TO HATE, WE HATE OURSELVES.-SA USER NATION (AKA ME!)


Wendigee posted:

Did you know that "The Vigg" as I like to call him, lives in New England and only does movies he wants to do because he invested wisely? He spends a lot of time driving around alone and thinking deep poo poo about life and death.

Heard about it on NPR a while ago. He's a bit weird but interesting. He chain smokes american spirits when his kids are not in the car.

what else did they say cos he sounds cool

Blistex
Oct 30, 2003

"When I see someone tilting my tables, I shoot the Bastard. That's my policy!"


Sonofsilversign posted:

speaking of weird fetishes anyone seen Dead Ringers, his one about the gynecologist twins? ive never been able to find it

It's not your typical over the top gore/sex/body horror stuff, but it's got this really . . . dread like? Tension to it. Also Jeremy Irons is really, really good in both roles.

Care Bear Stairs
Oct 23, 2010

Three cheers for dark beer!

I liked Ed Harris in this movie

us vs also us
Jul 8, 2007

Hello! I hope you are having a nice day!

hi op, just wondering is this a good thread for voicing my racist and sexist opinions?

John Denver Hoxha
May 31, 2014

What a persistent nightmare!
....but enough about my posts


Yeah, I liked him too Joeyy

Just rewatched it. Such a great movie. I thought the ending where he just stumbled in like wrecked from driving across the country and failed wire garrot marks around his throat and hand and his son just sorta like casually passed the meatloaf after a slight pause while his wife (who was totally ride or die through it all+ bae... I love Cronenberg's female characters)

FaradayCage
May 2, 2010




SARDINE


Wait didn't this movie have a scene where Joey dreams about dead Ed Harris with his ribs and smoke coming out of his chest and he's talking to him?

I could have sworn that was a scene in the movie but I just rewatched and it never happened.

What movie am I thinking of? Please help I'm going crazy here.

EDIT: Okay it was a deleted scene that I must have seen when I was watching the DVD extras ages ago.

I hope Netflix starts adding DVD extras to their streaming stuff. Those were the poo poo.

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Ork of Fiction
Jul 22, 2013

In paradise, your teeth will grow back. I promise!
In paradise, I'll hide my laughter. I promise!


It had an extremely narrow focus for a documentary about such a broad topic, impo.

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