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The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

I love the idea that people liking A24 for their consistently good output of niche films is somehow the result of a trick or a cargo cult. Even when a studio eschews everything CD complains about—sequel/reboot fever, studio meddling/movies-by-committee, overly ridiculous click bait marketing—CD whining, uh, finds a way. I'm loling continuously about this

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The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Pirate Jet posted:

Yeah you got it champ, it’s actually good to swear yourself to a corporation and act like you’re a film buff for it, you just gotta make sure you pick the right one.

Lol, yes that's exactly what I'm saying. My statement of "A24 makes good films and has good business practices (afaik)" is perfectly equivalent to "I warp my entire personality around consumption and identifying with corporations to make myself feel superior to people online." Instead of engaging with my statement on its merits or disagreeing, you're warping what I said to fit a twisted as hominem attack. You've cracked the code man, you're a freaking genius

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Alan Smithee posted:

My local amc has iP man 4

Good good or good bad

I'm also curious about this

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

feedmyleg posted:

GenChat is still closed, so, what's more essential, Upgrade or Hardcore Henry?

Watch the music video made by the same people who shot HH:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgox84KE7iY

then go watch Upgrade

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.


Ah yes the beloved "honey I X'd the Y" franchise.

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

The MSJ posted:

First image of Henry Golding as silent ninja Snake Eyes.



Silent as in doesn't talk. He's also silent like a typical ninja.

Nioh 2 looking pretty good

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.


I mean I like it but... Ugh. Remember when bond songs used to be fun? Remember Live and Let Die? You Only Live Twice? Hell, You Know My Name?

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

RatHat posted:

Lost any credibility for me here.

I'm probably gonna listen to that guy because I also really didn't like Detective Pikachu

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

The MSJ posted:

The song for Spectre appear to match the movie's story of Bond basically being at the lowest point of his life and ended with him quitting. I am certain the new movie will be likewise.

Speaking of, Radiohead's version is better

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Ghost Leviathan posted:

The Sonic movie being decent seems to be kind of breaking people's brains.

There is no nuance online, everything has to be either the worst thing ever and we hate it or the best thing ever and we love it. "Completely forgettable kid's movie" doesn't generate clicks

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

yollner.

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Chuck Buried Treasure posted:

I think future people would probably still understand the concept of fiction tbh

Sure, but the future people's great grandkids might not. It's all in the retelling. (Assuming we're taking about a post apocalypse scenario here.)

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Conversely I bet at least a few people alive before modern science existed quietly thought religion was horseshit

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Indiana Jones directed by Johnny Knoxville.

Not sure I need a lead-in here.

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Policenaut posted:

He also had her record audio for a rape scene where she pleads for the player to help her. They cut the scene but the audio's still on the disc.

Pirate Jet posted:

Yes. She sued, it was settled out of court.

David Cage has numerous interviews talking about how he used to keep books full of photos of her, and his entire studio recently managed to dodge out of several sexual harassment allegations via dubious means.

Pope Corky the IX posted:

During the filming of X-Men: The Last Stand Ratner outed eighteen year old Page to the cast and crew ten years before she publicly came out on her own.

What a couple of stinkers

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Lovely Joe Stalin posted:

Joss Whedon's never been quite this specifically gross. As in, I've never had the impression he is repeatedly putting his own rape fantasies on screen.

Warning:

Firefly S1E10 - Objects In Space posted:

Jubal Early : You ever been raped?

[Kaylee looks at him in shock]

Kaylee : The captain is right down that hallway he can hear you...

Jubal Early : The captain's locked in his quarters. They all are. There's nobody can help you. Say it.

[she begins to cry]

Kaylee : There's - there's nobody can help me.

Jubal Early : I'm gonna tie you up now. And you know what I'm gonna do then?

[shakes her head]

Jubal Early : I'm gonna give you a present. Get rid of a problem you've got. And I won't touch you in any wrong fashion, nor hurt you at all, unless you make some kind of ruckus. You throw a monkey wrench into my dealings in any way, your body is forfeit. Ain't nothing but a body to me. And I can find all unseemly manner of use for it.


Edit: For those who haven't seen it, the male character in that quote is a black man and the female character is a white woman. This was broadcast on network television (Fox, no less).

The Klowner fucked around with this message at 14:21 on Mar 7, 2020

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Coaaab posted:

most of the world will call me a sucker for paying to post on an internet forum but i think it's paid itself off a hundredfold for keeping me off twitter

I'd rather pay $10 for SA than go on Reddit or Twitter for free

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Tars Tarkas posted:

In movie news there's going to be a Gaston prequel series on Disney+

Give me a loving break

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

I think that's what you call a hyperbowl, chief

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.


I need to start using the term "Broadway funny" more often

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

motion to have "miss" changed to "reduce" so it plays off of "remake"

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

I'm really glad I made an effort to see Portrait in theatres. I was kinda lukewarm on it coming out of it but I haven't been able to get it out of my head.

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Great theatre experience too, it was just me and a middle-aged couple who were completely silent throughout

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Strontosaurus posted:

Nobody cares what the last movie you saw in theaters was.

I do

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Gatts posted:

Guys I'm starting to think the rise of Russia and China and the world sinking to fascism is a bad thing and needs a revolution.

There will be no revolution. Vote for Biden like a good little serf

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Mission Impossible: No Time To Die

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

MechanicalTomPetty posted:

To this day I still have trouble accepting that Butt-Ugly Martians actually existed and wasn't just some weird half-remembered fever dream I had when I was a kid.

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Cooked Auto posted:

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/04/a-first-look-at-timothee-chalamet-in-dune
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/04/behold-dune-an-exclusive-look-at-timothee-chalamet-zendaya-oscar-isaac

The costuming for the Dune movie looks absolutely fantastic. Also Oscar Isaac as Leto looks amazing. With how the Atreides look I'm really curious to see how the Harkonnen look.

I'm trying not to get too hyped but it looks completely good as gently caress

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Barudak posted:

After finally watching Blade Runner 2049 my hopes for Dune have gone a bit sideways.

You should probably check yourself into a mental institution.

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Blade Runner 2049 surpasses the original and is in the top 5 sci-fi movies of all time. Anyone who disagrees gets a wedgie

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.


Lol

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

SuperMechagodzilla posted:

Despite having way more exposition, the sci-fi narrative of Blade Runner 20XX is really dumb. And it doesn't build on the plot or themes of the original at all.

The most concrete praise the sequel gets is something about "subverting the chosen one narrative", which is the same thing people say about the dire Disney Star Wars movies. And, in that respect, it's still way inferior to rival sci-fi film The Life Of Brian.

The cinematography is good, but it plays out like one of those fanedits where they reinsert all the deleted scenes.

Top 5 sci-fi movies, go.

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

SuperMechagodzilla posted:

Top 5 sci-fi movies that are specifically better than Blade Runner 2:

Code 46
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay
Marjorie Prime
THX 1138
The Man Who Fell To Earth

Bonus:

Soderbergh’s 2001: A Space Odyssey recut

I'll be back when I've watched all of those. I'm really interested in the Soderbergh recut of 2001 though.

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

The MSJ posted:

You know, people make jokes about creepy porn fan art when a Sonic movie was announced but I just watched Pixels and this movie's happy ending includes one of the heroes boning Q'bert.

But maybe the most incredible thing about this movie is that they managed to convince Nintendo to allow the use of their characters in this movie including as the focus of the climax

, so to speak

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

I'm glad we're in agreement that not only does Seinfeld's sans-david comedy suck, but the man himself sucks

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Action Jacktion posted:

There needs to be a Transformers cartoon based on the More than Meets the Eye comic book. Gay robot buddies having wacky space adventures with their pal Megatron. It'd print money.

More Than Meets The Queer Eye

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Ghost Leviathan posted:

That and people outright miss the whole point of the first half of the movie is the monsters are seen framed through TVs, windows and apertures, as a recurring motif. It's not very subtle about it.

The TV bit is particularly egregious because it's immediately preceded by the first clear shot of the big guy in the movie. You don't show the monster and then take it away.

The problem isn't that we can't see him, it's that we do see him briefly after being constantly teased... then we go back to being teased.

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

I hope somebody else here has seen A Fall From Grace, because ho lee gently caress. Tyler Perry has been smoking some serious poo poo.

This is on the level of The Book of Henry and Serenity

The Klowner fucked around with this message at 04:25 on May 2, 2020

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Alan Smithee posted:

Do tell

Tyler perry has got to be hurting since he just built a multi million dollar studio in Atlanta

Then again they are probably shooting anyway

First act is a pretty bog standard setup - unproven Virginia defense attorney gets her first big case (wife killed her husband) from her ball-busting boss (Tyler Perry), it's open and shut, but the defendant has a heart of gold.

Second act we learn that the husband, a young stud introduced to the defendant by her best friend, was perfect in every way until he transformed into a mustache-twirling cartoon villain seemingly overnight: stole wife's identity and money, flagrantly cheated on her in front of her, verbally abused her. then the first twist: she admits to the protagonist that she whacked him in the head with a baseball bat and admitted the crime to her best friend. Trial goes horribly, protagonist is shown to be basically completely incompetent, and finally the best friend spills the beans to the prosecutor on the stand. After this stunning admission, the protagonist rests her defense, then refuses to make a closing statement and impotently demands a retrial until she gets thrown in jail for contempt of court. Tyler Perry fires her because she's a massive idiot.

At this point, you'd think that this is the classic point of the hero's journey where our protagonist, at her lowest point, turns everything around and saves the day? Well, she goes to the best friend's house to discuss a possible appeal and discovers a dungeon full of old ladies in the basement. Best friend captures and subdues the protagonist with the help of her son, a.k.a. wife's supposedly-murdered husband. Turns out they've been luring little old ladies, kidnapping them, and cashing their social security checks for decades. Luckily, Protagonist's husband, a cop, comes to the house to save her. He busts down the door, cuffs the best friend after she attempts to knock him out with a frying pan, and... just tells her to stay put (whereupon she immediately escapes). Cop gets jumped by Evil Husband, protagonist undoes her bindings and shoots him. Cue denouement: all charges are dropped, wife goes free, protagonist looks over get shoulder and Tyler Perry gives her a nod and a thumbs up. But... Evil Best Friend is shown walking into an old folks home. The End...?

For the sake of time I had to leave out some of the finer details, but this movie really is a piece of work.

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The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

It's not even completely insane, as far as insane movies go. It's just that you can imagine the most rote by-the-books guilty saint plot from the premise, and then you see the wall of chained-up old biddies that look and move like literal zombies and you realize that Tyler Perry tore up the last 20 pages of this AI-generated script and decided to have some fun

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