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Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Watching Element of Crime for the Criterion Challenge and I feel like a lot of this is going over my head.

Very good looking movie though.

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Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Sorry Lurdiak

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


MacheteZombie posted:

Give me Green Knight already

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Maxwell Lord posted:

I'm gonna have to hunker down and see some of the more acclaimed films of 2020 because I'd barely caught up with 2019 when theaters shut down.

Like I hear First Cow is pretty good?

Still bummed that I grabbed a movie pass for Regal thinking I was going to be going a lot and seeing stuff I normally wouldn't have bought a ticket for.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Watching Yojimbo. This reminds me a lot of one of Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns, though that may just be samurai and westerns having a lot in common.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Anonymous Robot posted:

Actually, A Fistful of Dollars is based directly on Yojimbo, though Leone denies it. This has been the subject of legal action before!

I couldn't be certain since I haven't seen any of the Dollars trilogy since high school

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


I have Soul at the top of 2020 for me right now purely because I barely saw anything that came out last year.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Skwirl posted:

Was Little Women 2020 or late 2019. That was probably the best movie I saw last year, if it doesn't count then I think it defaults to Birds of Prey, lol.

2019

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


fenix down posted:

I'm guessing you liked it?

Yeah, was thinking about getting a new avatar since Christmas is done, and thought a Toshiro Mifune gif would be chill.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Haxan is a really cool movie.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Like QCS. You'd have to be an idiot to mod it.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


I am so beyond tired of "Save Mothra" jokes about GvK.

Feels like it's been ran completly into the ground.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


The truth is I'm going to kill Mothra myself.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Gripweed posted:

Has anybody checked in on TV lately? Apparently it's not doing so good



Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Rewatched Predator and wrote about it a bit. Bit of a ramble

https://letterboxd.com/queenceleste/film/predator/

Copy/paste so you don't have to click the link

quote:

It's been at least a decade since I last watched this movie, and upon rewatch it still holds up as one of the better action movies of the 80s and a highlight of Schwarzenegger's career. However, it also occurred to me in this rewatch that it's actually a much smarter movie than I had previously given it credit for.

What I find most interesting is it's anti-imperialist theming.

1. Dutch and his team are sent to South America under the pretense of a "rescue mission" only to find they had been tricked into an assassination mission aimed at local guerilla fighters. This infuriates Dutch as something he is morally opposed to doing. Despite being green berets, Dutch and his team feel disgust at having invaded a foreign land to senselessly kill people through the trickery of the CIA.

2. The Predator itself is a sci-fi reimagining of the "Great White Hunter" archetype. Characters who would travel from Europe to Africa in order to hunt the big game native to the continent. It was a destructive practice for the region and relied upon imperial powers to secure the region for said hunters.

The Predator is an invasive hunter from a far off planet, whose technology far exceeds our own. It has an air of nobility, but doesn't it just reveal its "noble" nature is all a sham when it decides to nuke the place out of spite? Is it particularly "noble" and sporting to hide from your prey and pick them off one by one with far greater technology? It's an incredible pretension to hunt something that has no chance at fighting back and act like you've claimed an honorable kill.

3. In order to defeat the Predator, Dutch adopts guerilla tactics to essentially out think and render the Predators advantages obsolete. Dutch's character arc goes sees him go from being an unwitting pawn of imperialism, to fighting back against a personification of senseless killing in the name of sport. Interesting to note, that normally, Schwarzenegger's character is the biggest guy in the room, easily picking off scores of henchmen without breaking a sweat. Here, his character starts off in that typical role, and ends with an inversion of this.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Lurdiak posted:

That'd make for a really good movie if it wasn't too sensationalist and did proper research.

Maybe in another 10-15 years tho.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


MarsPearl posted:

Someone pointed out the Lola bunny redesign looks eerily like porn actress Riley Reid and now I can’t unsee it.

Welcome to the Furry fandom. Heidergall will send your welcome gift basket within 6-8 weeks.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


I'm pretty sure they're just making a joke and not actually looking to settle some weird grudge.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Is there a thread for the Oscars?

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Is that Volleyball manga a neo-noir?

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


I only recently found out that Ang Lee directed Brokeback Mountain, just two years after Hulk.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


The Klowner posted:

Godzilla 2014 and Kong skull island were not good!!!

The Bad Opinion Haver has logges on

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


josh04 posted:

My partner likes Mummy, Mummy 2 and Van Helsing, I like Mummy, Mummy 2 and Rise of Cobra. It's important to have things in common and things apart!

I was kinda bummed to put on The Mummy on again recently, and have it just not live up to my memories. Fun movie, and Brendan Fraiser owns, but I could not escape the feeling that the version I had dreamed up in my head from watching the movie as a kid was a way more frightening movie.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


This thread talking about how they keep up with all these indie books by well regarded creators and I'm the dumbass still buying and reading Marvel and DC books.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


I have one person on my ignore list for personal reasons, but I hope they make good posts throughout the forums.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


The only thing I remember about Rush Hour 2 is one of the bloopers where Chris Tucker goes "drat, he's not going to be in Rush Hour 3" in response to a dude falling to his death.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Doesn't Jackie Chan also say the n-word in one of them?

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


I've been stung by a bee three times. Really not interested in the scorpion and spider versions of that experience.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Fungah! posted:

in case anyone isnt' following this lurdiak's main contribution to the game ws sitting around making jokes about killing make-a-wish kids to put in the game while the rest of his team went uh-huh. hmmm. maybe not?

Imagining the alternate universe of that thread where Lurdiak just says "Yeah, we were thinking that too, but didn't have the time. But them's the breaks of the Game Jam, glad to hear we were on the right track " and then every post is different except Synthy's.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


I still find it hilarious that "This film is presented in 4:3 to preserve the director's creative vision" is what Film Twitter had a meltdown about, and not that cornball screed from the Russos.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


mycophobia posted:

my movie chat is that i saw the new mortal kombat movie and it sucked. i turned it off an hour in when they were still training in a cave boringly and the tournament hadn't evne started. the 1995 moivie was perfectly paced and had cool fighting and they shouldve just remade it but added gore

I feel like I tricked myself into liking Mortal Kombat, and then the more I thought about the more I realized how much I didn't like it in hindsight. A couple good moments, but it's just a super lame movie.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Yeah, I don't think I can be convinced on those Resident Evil movies. They're just insanely boring.

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Roth
Jul 9, 2016


ruddiger posted:

However the gently caress you spell it, itís not on Disney+



Might be on Crunchyroll

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