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« Reply #40140 on: November 14, 2020, 10:31:03 PM »
there are no bad matrix movies bless up

Me remembering the 1.5-hour pointless mech fight in revolutions:

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« Reply #40141 on: November 14, 2020, 10:34:17 PM »
But then me remembering the Neo/Smith fight and all the Ramakandra/Sati lines that have stuck with me even after 17 years:

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« Reply #40142 on: November 14, 2020, 10:36:07 PM »
Karma's a word. Like "love." A way of saying... "what I am here to do."
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« Reply #40143 on: November 15, 2020, 10:23:09 AM »
Reloaded has some really cool scenes, Revolutions is trash.
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« Reply #40144 on: November 16, 2020, 03:54:22 PM »
Saw Pom Poko the other day, and wasn't really into it. Probably my least favorite Ghibli film, I guess this was because the director wasn't Miyazaki...? Didn't like the narrator, some of the elements were a little off-putting (though smothering cops to death with giant tanuki ballsacks is pretty funny), plot seemed to meander a bit, and it felt like it took forever.
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« Reply #40145 on: November 16, 2020, 04:27:49 PM »
Pom Poko was Isao Takahata, and I think most people agree it's one of Ghibli's weakest.
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« Reply #40146 on: November 16, 2020, 04:31:18 PM »
But the raccoons had huge ballsacks tho. :lol
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« Reply #40147 on: November 17, 2020, 04:38:15 PM »
I love Pom Poko but have never met anyone else that feels this way. 
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« Reply #40148 on: November 17, 2020, 08:25:24 PM »
Goldfinger aesthetics are absolutely top tier




























Just want to bathe my entire life in the aesthetics of this movie

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« Reply #40149 on: November 17, 2020, 08:27:21 PM »
 :supergay gaesthetics  :supergay
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« Reply #40150 on: November 17, 2020, 08:48:11 PM »
If I was a wealthy man, I'd have every door in my house be double quilted

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« Reply #40151 on: November 17, 2020, 08:51:33 PM »
God I love those style fireplaces. :drool
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« Reply #40152 on: November 17, 2020, 10:34:18 PM »
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« Reply #40154 on: November 18, 2020, 09:44:15 PM »
Goldfinger aesthetics are absolutely top tier


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Just want to bathe my entire life in the aesthetics of this movie
i've come to realize true indulgence is tailored sleepwear. slowly building a daily collection.  :supergay
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« Reply #40155 on: November 18, 2020, 09:46:42 PM »
no animatrix  ???
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KILL THEM ALL! KILL THEM ALL! KILL THEM ALL! HA HA HA!!!

Animatrix is the only valid sequel to The Matrix.

I liked the one about the runner whose mind-body connection was so strong he woke up for a second or two. Idk. I hate short stories I guess.

I feel like Blade Runner Black Out 2022 was the only movie-anime tie-in that I like completely. They should have shown that in theatres in front of Blade Runner 2049.

Batman Gotham Knight only had one good story too, the one where he sees the guru so he can ignore pain.

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« Reply #40156 on: November 19, 2020, 03:55:21 AM »
Black Out 2022 had gorgeous animation but i mean, it was literally just a chick doing some flips and a fight scene.

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« Reply #40157 on: November 19, 2020, 04:25:59 AM »
Black Out 2022 had gorgeous animation but i mean, it was literally just a chick doing some flips and a fight scene.

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« Reply #40158 on: November 19, 2020, 06:30:57 AM »
there are no matrix movies bless up

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« Reply #40159 on: November 19, 2020, 06:47:04 AM »
there are no matrix movies bless up

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Only Matrix documentaries.
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« Reply #40160 on: November 19, 2020, 09:37:02 AM »
Based and redpilled
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« Reply #40161 on: November 19, 2020, 11:08:27 PM »
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« Reply #40162 on: November 21, 2020, 07:33:47 PM »
DC > Disney
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« Reply #40163 on: November 21, 2020, 07:35:05 PM »
Speaking of which, I picked up Joker and Birds of Prey 4K today for $7.99/ea at Best Buy. :rejoice  :society
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« Reply #40164 on: November 21, 2020, 08:02:26 PM »
Fucking shit.

I just bought Joker 4k from Best Buy two weeks ago for $15.

That's an extra 6pack of Rolling Rock I could be drinking this very moment.

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« Reply #40165 on: November 23, 2020, 10:59:02 AM »
Going on a trek of Bond actor movies that aren't Bond movies and started with


Escape To Athena (1979)


I picked this first for a few reasons.

1. It features Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, David Niven, Richard Roundtree, Sonny Bono, and Elliot Gould
2. Roger Moore is a NAZI, Telly Savalas is a good guy
3. It's dead in the middle of Roger's Bond run and the role he decides to take is being a fucking Nazi  :lol


Anyway, it has a very weird tone that really feels like it only could be made in a 2-3 year stretch between 1977-1980. It's a military-action-comedy that never really leans hard enough into any of the genres so you have stuff like Roger Moore as a Nazi who is just being Roger Moore with a slight ZE GERMANZ accent but not played up campy at all, or Sonny Bono as a silly drunk Italian also not played campy, but also Nazis executing people, big explosions and action scenes, and then there's Elliot Gould as the most stereotypical 70s New York Jew in 1944 Greece in a POW camp. Really, although it is set in 1944, it really otherwise comes off as the late 70s in every aspect beyond swastikas. There's also Telly Savalas as a former monk who is working with his girlfriend who works at a brothel to overthrow the Nazi POW camp on their island.

And since it is a POW and not concentration camp, the Nazis here are not really the super evil fucks as usually portrayed, except for the one group of particularly bad ones to show the contrast in Roger Moore's more just military man doing his job. In fact, Roger Moore as Major Otto Hecht has quite a cordial relationship with the POWs and is really interested in art and antiques. He's actively friendly to Charlie Gould's aggressively blatant Jewish character, despite knowing he's a Jew, and once the POWs stage a takeover, he works with them and in the end forms a partnership with Charlie Gould's character and fellow USO show partner to start a business of selling replicas if items they find excavating sites in the US after the war. It starts as a light hearted POW movie then turns into an overthrow and escape movie then turns into a treasure hunt movie. The tone is just....idk. It's not broad comedy, it's not super serious, but there is both broad comedy and super serious stuff in it. Really I'd say the closest thing in tone I could compare it to is one of the early Connery Bonds or For Your Eyes Only. I want to say parts of this likely directly inspired parts of the movie version of FYEO including the setting, music, and action. There's an incredible motorcycle chase in this and some super dangerous looking stunts.


It's pretty good, tbh. Can certainly see why it wouldn't have been very successful in its time. I don't know how you'd market this thing. The director would go on to do Rambo: First Blood Part II, Cobra, and Tombstone, and his son is the guy who made Beyond The Black Rainbow and Mandy.


There also appears to be a sub-genre of movies of James Bond actors with villains from James Bond movies they weren't in.
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« Reply #40166 on: Today at 03:22:50 PM »
Meteor (1979)

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After a collision with a comet, a nearly five mile (eight kilometer) wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading toward Earth. If it hits, it will cause an incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor, N.A.S.A. wants to use the illegal nuclear weapon satellite "Hercules", but soon discovers that it doesn't have enough firepower. Their only chance to save the world is to join forces with the U.S.S.R., which has also launched such an illegal satellite. But will both governments agree?

Starring Sean Connery as curmudgeonly former NASA scientist who helped develop the Hercules nuclear satellite weapon called in to save the world from impending doom. This is DEFINITELY a B movie, but occasionally has some really neat flourishes of really interesting shots or effects that almost make up for the constant use of blatant miniatures and shameless stock footage clips. Which is weird because this was actually one of the most expensive movies of the year, but ran out of effects money or something. Donald Pleasance was set to play the Russian in this movie but had to drop out last second.  :-\

I do find it interesting that as the Bond series was going to space that year with Moonraker, Sean Connery was also doing a space movie, although very different in tone and plot. It really starts off like a Bond movie though, with a prologue, Connery being called to action while in the middle of some "mission" (in this case, he was in the middle of a sailboat race when the Coast Guard caught up to him to call him to NASA HQ), then a full on Bond/Moneypenny/M briefing scene, but that's about it as far as Bondian stuff goes. It's not great, but is interesting to see the late 70s version of Armageddon/Deep Impact and general destruction porn. If you like miniatures, you'll love this. If you like movies with countdowns and time limits, you'll love this, because there are multiple countdowns even after a countdown counts down :jeb

It's pretty watchable, but not particularly good. It's not terrible or anything, but some of the effects are truly laughable but some are pretty nifty. Connery is a real asshole in it, it has nice Cold War thawing stuff, Henry Fonda plays the president, Martin Landau is in a few scenes, Natalie Wood is the Russian translator who Connery starts hitting on as the world is ending. It mostly stays away from the destruction porn stuff until the last 20 minutes or so when chunks of the meteor start hitting earth, causing a huge tidal wave in Hong Kong, a terrible avalanche in Sweden (most of which is footage taken from Avalanche), and then a direct hit in NYC in which the very first thing hit is the WTC and includes close ups of them being destroyed  :doge