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feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



For a project I'm working on I put together a dramatization of Kenneth Arnold's 1947 UFO encounter which set off the flying saucer craze:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpIQhE-v1GI

I tried to emulate the whole 8mm vibe of the Patterson-Gilmin bigfoot footage or Zapruder film. I think it turned out pretty good! I especially enjoy the implication of radiation on the film stock when they're nearby

feedmyleg fucked around with this message at 20:35 on Jan 5, 2021

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feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Lost livewatch threads moved eat faster, same with election night threads. But, yeah, it's up there.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Waters is a true gem. I really hope he does his Christmas stage show again.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



No.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Bruce Willis is a notorious rear end in a top hat.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



I really wish that Carpenter would write a book about the seething hatred that Hollywood executives and (many) creatives have for movies.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



The Fog is dope as hell. It's also a bit frustrating because it squanders some tantalizing opportunities, but it's a very very fun flick.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



caligulamprey posted:

Ever since I was a child, I've always wanted to get squibbed, Robo-Cop-style.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEGH3rUh050

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Whoa. I don't know the series, but that's a terrific aesthetic—looks straight out of the imagination of an 8 year old playing with action figures in the best possible way. It's got the perfect degree of elevating cartoon designs: ground them a touch to give them weight and texture, retain the spirit, and let them look a little goofy.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



wizardofloneliness posted:

Matthew Broderick killing two people seems to be a very well-kept secret. You'd think it would be brought up more often, considering it's literally the only interesting thing about him.

I feel like it's the first thing anyone mentions whenever he's brought up. But maybe that's because nobody talks about Matthew Broderick except film dorks.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



I was going to say that I'm an easy mark because you give me giant monsters and I'm there for it, but then I (vaguely) remembered Pacific Rim and how it sapped so much goodwill that I didn't bother with the sequel. Though that also probably had just as much to do with the talent downgrade.

The only thing I'm bummed about that it seems to ignore from KotM is the vast planet-wide destruction caused by the monsters in that film. Hopefully it doubles down on the weirdest lore bits if nothing else.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Just watch Ultra Q

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



FunkyAl posted:

Why ain't thar kissin in movies no more

Um because kissing is gross??

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



I will never not get super jazzed anytime I see a wild lizard. I don't care if it's an iguana laying in a tree in Florida or a lil guy scurrying across the sidewalk in front of me in LA, it's always a delight.

The closest thing NYC is rats, though

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



That's fair. If real life is anything to go by, character arcs are extremely unrealistic. Any movie with a full character arc should be considered a fantasy film.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



JollyBoyJohn posted:

Careful, edibles almost made me call Pixels a good movie

I will never rewatch Wonder Woman because my edible kicked in at the perfect time and I thought it was transcendant (until the 3rd act reality shook me out of my heightened reverence). I want to preserve that opinion, regardless of my sober judgement.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



FreudianSlippers posted:

Easily the best body horror boxing flick of the mid 90s.

Wow you must've been even higher at your Wonder Woman screening than I was.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



CPL593H posted:

Why does everyone on this forum want me to put things on?

Better than trying to get you to take things off.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.




Yeah, this is terrific. Just so charming and cozy. Now I just want to live in a world where Welles owned a casino and walked the floor watching random games, making pithy comments, and giving reminders that the buffet is half off for the next hour.

The man may not have had the career he wanted, but he sure gave the rest of us boundless riches.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Huh. I guess it shouldn't be a surprise, but Black Rain rules? I mean, it has no story and barely had any characters but what a gorgeous film with a chill vibe and way less racism than I was expecting.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



I hope to never learn what Ridiculousness is.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



C'mon I said I hope not to

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



It's hilariously telling that when Zuckerberg wanted to debunk The Social Network's verisimilitude he pointed at him having been married during the events of the film as proof it isn't true to life, rather than, you know, the horrifying sociopathic worldview of the character. It's only become more obvious in time that the film captures a more or less accurate representation of the man.

It's unfortunate that anyone ever talks about a sequel. It's unnecessary. Everything about the current state of Facebook is still right there on screen.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



CPL593H posted:

I'm with feedmyleg on this one, there's no story left to tell. It's a character piece and we know everything we need to know about him at the end of the film.

But anyway I've never heard people saying there should be a sequel.

Maybe it's just reporters prodding and getting a stock answer, but I've read multiple stories about Sorkin considering writing one in light of the events post-release. I've also read multiple news stories that contain musings on "If they ever make a sequel, they should..."

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



CPL, what do you think about the Quatermass movies?

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



CPL593H posted:

I've never seen them but I can guess why you've mentioned them. I haven't seen much b-horror and sci-fi of the 40s-60s because so many of those movies are just 70-90% filler. For me the absolute worst thing a movie can be is boring. I think a lot of the reason people here love the movie Lifeforce is because they're carrying on the traditions of Roger Ebert.

I get it, I do. Boring is the worst. But if you watched the first two Quatermass films, I wonder if you'd be able to gain a greater appreciation for Lifeforce. Not that it's such a complicated film to understand or enjoy, but that over time I've grown to appreciate the somewhat tenuous difference between a boring film (one that gives you nothing to hook into or gain for long periods if its runtime) and a deliberately-paced film (one which uses its slow pace to deliver nuance through atmosphere and living in the characters perspectives). The first two Quatermass movies and Lifeforce are similar to each other in that I think they do the latter spectacularly. But none of them feel like they're wasting my time for no reason other than to kill time like boring find do. A proper 1950s monster movie will waste your time. Lifeforce lets you inhabit a 1950s monster movie for a time and soak it in.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Maybe it just helps that I love 50s and 60s monster b-movies and Lifeforce feels like the idealized form of those. It's got a lot of the same issues, but they seem better considered and utilized to become something unique and special and out of time.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



So exactly as cowardly as the MCU when it comes to political statements.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Gatts posted:

I’m tired

The thought that's been constantly running through my head over the past few days.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Watched Demolition Man for the first time since I was 13 last night. It's politics are incredibly ugly and impossibly stupid, but man was that a way, way better movie than I assumed based on my memories. Just bursting at the seams with ideas and world-building and production design while still managing to be incredibly coherent and full of fun and delight. And also stupid, stupid opinions.

It's not a movie I could ever see myself recommending anyone to watch, but it is one that I could very easily defend enjoying.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Can't wait for, let's see... A Vision Splendid: The History of Australia Computing starring Jai Courtney.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Did we ever get a definitive answer on why the original Sonic movie design was so bad? Like, who insisted that they had to do their own spin on it? What was the thinking?

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Yeah, that all tracks and I assume most of that is true, I just wondered if we'd heard any actual rumors or had words from anyone inside the production.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



McCloud posted:

Since Lexi is the topic du jour, here's my contribution

https://twitter.com/mattboydsmith/status/1362431878574260226?s=19

She absolutely comes off as an rear end in a top hat

Incredible. Oof.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



I don't want to live in this world anymore

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



PeterCat posted:

Taco John's is better than Taco Bell anyway. The six pack and a pound is great fast food. ( 6 tacos and a pound of Tater Ole's)

I was probably in my late 20s before I realized that potato oles are just spiced tater tots.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



I'm not a fast food guy in general, but I find Taco Bell completely disgusting. Especially anything with the little pebbles of kibble they call ground beef or the warmed-over cum they call nacho cheese sauce—that's just anti-food to me. I am spoiled for good cheap tacos on every street corner in NYC, but even in Iowa there were such vastly better Tex Mex options readily available at a similar price, even in tiny towns—Taco John's amongst them. I just don't get people's loyalty to that restaurant.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



In my home town there was a Taco Bell and a Taco John's across a parking lot from each other. I would occasionally go to the Taco Bell to get their plain half pound bean and cheese burrito for $1 or whatever it was at the time, then hit up Taco John's to get sides, sauces, and olés and combine for a highly filling and tasty burrito for like $3. Similarly when I was broke in college I would buy a plain Tombstone pizza and cover it in cheap tasty veggies. Nothing wrong with needing to eat cheap but you've gotta treat yourself well.

feedmyleg fucked around with this message at 18:16 on Feb 24, 2021

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Why the gently caress would anyone throw away Tangerine Dream's Legend score? What a terrible decision.

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feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



I'm sorry to hear about your cat, Lurd, being in that in-between space of not being able to grieve must be tough. I think with outdoor or indoor/outdoor cats, at a certain point it's healthy to accept that you've got to relinquish control—you're making a decision to not have it be purely a housepet and when it goes out into the wild it's at least in part a wild animal. Hopefully it's snuggled up with some new family in their home somewhere missing cuddling with you, but if not it got to have the best parts of being a pet and the best parts of being a wild animal during its time with you.

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