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Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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The Klowner posted:

I can't remember who said it or whether it was even in this particular thread, but someone said they're having trouble finding the "energy" to watch movies and I'm feeling this same way recently. Watching movies at home has always been rough because it's difficult to get immersed in an environment with so much easy distraction, but now it feels even more difficult. I have almost all the major streaming services and it still feels hard to find something new to commit to watching

I feel like I spend more time browsing stuff up for streaming than actually watching anything.

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Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Gonz posted:

My bum knee is aching like crazy from the cold, so I can’t sleep and i’m watching Predator 2 on Starz, which I haven’t seen in ages.

It’s also got the most crowded goddamn police station I think i’ve ever seen in a movie. Like they turned up the busy movie police station trope to 11.

Every time I think about that police station I get the urge to do a side-by-side watching with Last Action Hero' police station scenes.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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CelticPredator posted:

I love aliens and they made them horrible and weeeeak

Seems only fair after the first one had a group of Predator chumps.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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CelticPredator posted:

I think that’s what I hated. Paul ws “stunt woman arm remover” Anderson is a hack, but I wish you got someone who liked both creatures enough to make a dece fight out of it.

Wholeheartedly agreed.

Zack Snyder's AvP!

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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I liked Schindler's List, I wonder what else he wrote.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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X-Ray Pecs posted:

I keep forgetting he's both the sommelier from John Wick 2 and Darth Maul.

Also, The Tick.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Mafty, lol.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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CPL593H posted:

The entire show just oozes mid-2000s basic cable sci-fi. Unsurprisingly, Ali is way better than the material and anything anyone else is doing. Everybody has to start somewhere I suppose.

I noticed him first in Buffy, where he was a flunky in the first episode of season three and seemed to promote himself to the main bad guy for the season, only to end the episode becoming the flunky for the real main bad guy.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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banned from Starbucks posted:

Yeah thats a completely diff actor entirely. He was never on that show.

gently caress, so it was.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Safety Factor posted:

If you never put on the shorts, no one can ask you to take them off.

Mods, change CPL's name to Preemptive Nudist, thanks.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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I decided to rewatch 8MM for the first time in decades and influenced by the impending Face/Off sequel I got The Worst Idea: 8MM remake or sequel by Gaspar Noé. Same cast.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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ChickenMedium posted:

I wonder if there is even a single person in the whole world who looks back on those few years that Denis Leary was a thing and doesn't go ".... ugh."

There was that one comedy where he took a married couple hostage on Christmas and either they were so terrible to each other it reformed him or he was such an rear end in a top hat they were not terrible to each other anymore, possibly both.

They might have adopted him at the end. I liked it!

Also, he was good as Christopher Walken's mouthy henchman in Suicide Kings.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Lurdiak posted:

It really doesn't commit to its bit enough. For some reason all the PC is coming from one guy who's a complete hypocrite and managed to change society in like 20 years to the point that people don't even remember when society was different. The only reason Stallone manages to affect their society and return it to what it "should be" is because everyone is a gullible moron with tissue thin convictions.

Plus you'd think a society where everyone's been essentially cured of all aggression and even minor things like swearing are crimes would have some kind of highly effective totalitarian enforcement system that some guy who kind of knows karate wouldn't be able to defeat.

We get to see how terrible things are at the start of the movie and they mention that things got even worse. They also mention cataclysmic earthquakes that probably left survivors in such a state of shock that rebuilding society on the grounds of "Remember how things were before? Let's do the opposite of that!" seemed fairly attractive.

The most glaring omission in such a new society is religion. Which I like because it would be kinda lazy to turn the society in the movie into religious fanatics.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Isn't that the same guy as the BOILING ACID cop from the beginning of that movie?

Batman's very own over-excited announcer.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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ruddiger posted:

It’s very stupid but “Clerks is my favorite black and white movie” is a loving hilarious and awesome response.

That answer is terrible in a world where the BvS b/w cut exists.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Uncle Boogeyman posted:

it kinda rules how much directing one okay Punisher movie went to her head

And it's not like there is any shortage of okay Punisher movies, either.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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MacheteZombie posted:

He told her "just shut the gently caress up and no one will come after u"

I mean, that's a veiled threat and all but if you went after every kid that said something like that online, America's schools would be deserted.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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This is a good thing twitter has shown me today.

edit:


this too

Grendels Dad fucked around with this message at 23:38 on Feb 20, 2021

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Anonymous Robot posted:

I watched a Lupin III movie last night, and in the first act, they introduce this concept of an infamous American arms manufacturer who is dying of cancer, so he has his brain implanted into his young son so that he can keep living. It’s revealed that this young boy has the mind of a grown man, and then act one closes out with him being blown up by a missile.

None of this ever has any bearing on the plot ever again, except to the extent of, “Japan bought a nuclear weapon.”

Sounds like the old "I want to explode a kid in my story, how do I justify it" chestnut that most writers have to crack at some point in their career.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Fartington Butts posted:

Anyone seen this before? The names on it are incredible


Grace Zabriski, Brad Douriff, and Udo Kier are also in this. Ain't streaming through official channels.

It's good. Shannon gets to channel Klaus Kinski in a jungle in a Werner Herzog movie and it's a great fit, but my personal favorite is how the police deal with the hostage situation.

I don't remember Bautista being in the movie at all though, and I still was a WWE fan when I watched it.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Schwarzwald posted:

https://bloodknife.com/everyone-beautiful-no-one-horny/

quote:

Even background extras are good-looking, or at least inoffensively bland. No one is ugly. No one is really fat. Everyone is beautiful.
I came across this article on the sexlessness in (some) modern films, which I know has been brought up a few times in this forum.


That article is Toby Jones erasure and I will not stand for it!

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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feedmyleg posted:

Clearly the stories are getting too good in porn to make room for horny in movies. Who needs Peggy Carter getting hot for Steve Rogers when you can experience the deep and complex pathos of a woman who has somehow gotten caught in a washer and/or dryer?

Truly the Tragedy of Oedipus retold.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Happy Noodle Boy posted:

This got me thinking what was the last horny action film and all I can come up with is... Troy?

Fury Road isn't exactly horny but it's got a funky sexual vibe that I find difficult to put into words.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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The Peccadillo posted:

It's pretty pungent. Boiling blood, stolen wives, hot tempers, violent storms and sex traps

Max explicitly never gets a boner though

Also, when you combine the War Boys' WITNESS pointing with the Mothers' greeting you kind of get the sex gesture.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Pardon my ignorance, but wouldn't ordering during the strike be the best way to put pressure on Amazon? Like, they get a lot of orders they can't meet because their workers are on strike. Not ordering to me sounds as if the garbage collection is going on strike and to support them you urge everybody not to produce any garbage.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Babysitter Super Sleuth posted:

No, because Amazon would use the increased business as an excuse to replace the striking workers with scabs. By not buying anything you’re showing that you respect the workers more than the corporation and that you’re willing to weather some temporary inconvenience to both cause a hit to their income and support the wishes of the striking workers.


Gripweed posted:

You ordering from Amazon gives money to Amazon. Ideally the strike would cause business to slow or shut down, as no products go out the door and no money comes in. If Amazon has significantly less money coming in, they would be forced to the bargaining table. A backup at the fulfillment centers would be a problem, but it could get smoothed out pretty quickly. Especially in a strike like this when they have already said they're only doing it for a week and will be back to work right after.

All of this is assuming this is an actual strike and not just another Twitter meme, of course.

Thanks for the answers. I buy from Amazon very infrequently but I'm happy to not do it at all during a time where it could support the workers.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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The Klowner posted:

Somewhere, David Fincher is creaming his pants and he doesn't yet know why

The Coens, too.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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CPL593H posted:

And Gene Roddenberry. Not because of that footage just because that man cummed so much that it broke the barriers of time and is floating all around through every era of humanity and beyond.

I did think my coffee tasted funny this morning.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Gripweed posted:

I had concerns.

I recently rewatched Conan The Barbarian so I had Cromcerns.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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therattle posted:

Pandemic??!


WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME!!!

Put on the drat glasses!

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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CPL593H posted:

So David Cronenberg might be making a return to roots sort of movie with Viggo Mortensen.

https://www.nme.com/en_au/news/film/viggo-mortensen-teases-new-horror-project-with-david-cronenberg-2870989

David Cronenberg's The Thing 2021.

Wait what

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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TrixRabbi posted:

Man I haven't seen this in years and I think I'm laughing harder at it than I ever have. Just....what did they think would happen!??

I'm cracking up at "It couldn't be cut up because nobody wanted to cut it up."

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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CPL593H posted:

Even George Lucas bashers aren't this loud and obnoxious and that's no easy feat.

Ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha


Haha.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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How many people peed in the lava?

Asking for a friend.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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therattle posted:

:looks around nervously:

:starts running, fist raised:


:gets clothelined mid-run:

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Been rewatching Falling Down and was reminded of the fun whiplash of seeing Robert Duvall in this before seeing him in Apocalypse Now.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Looks like all you need to do to get British people to be great is giving them even bigger villains to fight.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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porfiria posted:

Is I Heard You Paint Houses the only good movie or TV show Netflix has produced?

The Night Comes for Us is hilariously brutal.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Gripweed posted:

I'm watching The Mummy 3: Chinese Mummy. Like Indiana Jones 4 an Die Hard... I think 5? it tries to put some energy into a flagging adventure series by having the main character's adult son come along on the adventure and argue a lot.

It works about as well in The Mummy 3 as it does in those other two movies.

And as with those other movies, they can't stop having the main characters nudge and wink at the audience about conventions in the franchise.

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Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

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Babysitter Super Sleuth posted:

america absolutely is not doing anything right, its just that once vaccinations started being mass produced it became a problem solvable by pissing away large amounts of money, the one thing the US government knows how to do.

News in Germany create the impression that distribution and administration of the vaccine is completely unbeaurocratic in the US. Like, there are drive through vaccinations and whatnot. At least one of the reasons Germany is doing so badly is that we absolutely have to make the whole process as red tapey as possible.

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