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« Reply #40980 on: April 03, 2021, 11:33:05 PM »
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Imagine if Pepé Le Pew and the droogs commit a brutal home invasion and rape in the middle of the movie just as a wacky non-sequitur.
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« Reply #40981 on: April 04, 2021, 01:48:14 AM »
Kong v Godzilla was the worst movie I've seen since 2006. And I'm just saying 2006 because in my mind that's about when Transformers came out.

I have no idea how this has a positive RT. The human stuff is just as bad as 2014 and King of the Monsters. And the action set pieces are a bunch of wrestling CG  :snore

Also Godzilla is a total fucking chump.

I have a soft spot for King of the Monsters because at least 1/2 the movie of monster fighting is pretty rad, but honestly Kong: Skull Island is the only actually "good" film of this group because it's the only one where the human side story was actually watchable thanks to the script, the cast and the fact it was a marvel-esque tone action comedy. These movies take themselves 100% seriously and OMG IT IS SO BAD.

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« Reply #40982 on: April 04, 2021, 01:48:36 AM »
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« Reply #40983 on: April 04, 2021, 09:08:24 AM »
They cut out Pepe Le Pew for being too rapey as a cartoon skunk, but included an ultraviolent rape gang from a live action movie :dead

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« Reply #40984 on: April 04, 2021, 10:11:18 AM »
bebps and I continuing to disagree on Adam Wingard, this time in the opposite direction. :lol

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« Reply #40985 on: April 04, 2021, 11:06:46 AM »
Space Jam as a kid: coolest shit ever

Space Jam as an adult: most boring dumb shit ever

When did u last see it?

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« Reply #40986 on: April 04, 2021, 11:11:55 AM »
The final attempt was probably in the late 2000s.

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« Reply #40987 on: April 04, 2021, 03:11:23 PM »
I dunno I watched it today, its fun enough for a lazy sunday afternoon :shrug

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« Reply #40988 on: April 04, 2021, 03:17:47 PM »
Watched Minari. Really enjoyed it

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« Reply #40990 on: April 04, 2021, 10:22:49 PM »
Watched Hell Comes to Frog Town with friends  :dead
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« Reply #40991 on: April 04, 2021, 10:56:54 PM »
Watched Hell Comes to Frog Town with friends  :dead

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« Reply #40992 on: April 05, 2021, 10:55:19 AM »
Zendaya is Lola :thinking

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« Reply #40993 on: April 05, 2021, 10:57:46 AM »


Love shit like this.

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« Reply #40994 on: April 05, 2021, 08:15:14 PM »
Finallly found time to watch Zack Snyder's Justice League.

What an absolute cinematic triumph. Holy shit, it ranks up there with some of my favorite super hero films.

#bringbackthesnyderverse you cowards


Can't believe we memed this masterpiece into existence :rejoice
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« Reply #40995 on: April 05, 2021, 08:26:32 PM »
Rewarding toxic fandom was a mistake 
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« Reply #40996 on: April 05, 2021, 10:19:54 PM »
Drag Me To Hell (2009)


Never saw this, was inspired to give it a shot due to WGAR. I don't know why Sam Raimi didn't just make Evil Dead 4 here. It is an Evil Dead movie in all but name. Every trick from those movies is employed here, multiple, multiple times each. Which is not to say he didn't use them to some degree in everything including Spiderman and the Wizard of Oz movie, but not to this extent the whole movie. That old gypsy lady is a god damn deadite. A She-Bitch, if you will. I'm not sure there is any point in the movie where it wouldn't be completely fitting for Ash to pop up and save the day or make it worse. Like...every single big scene is straight out of an Evil Dead movie. To the point where I was wondering every time why he didn't just make ED4 since it appears he just wanted to do a bunch of Evil Dead stuff after a decade of big studio stuff.

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« Reply #40997 on: April 05, 2021, 10:32:54 PM »
Yeah, it's basically Evil Dead 4 and that's fine. Nothing wrong with spiritual succesor.

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« Reply #40998 on: April 05, 2021, 11:47:45 PM »
It's such a unique artifact of the time though, especially as a new/independent IP. 2009 is so modern in Hollywood terms but the film itself is so amazingly quaint.

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« Reply #40999 on: April 06, 2021, 02:06:50 AM »
Watched Eric Andre's Bad Trip. I've only seen clips of his stuff over the year and didn't realize this was gonna be a Borat style prank movie. Some of the stuff was pretty gross, but sometimes the grosser stuff was the funniest so it was all good. Some of the reactions from people are just lollllllllllllll, definitely laughed a ton at parts.

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« Reply #41000 on: April 06, 2021, 03:39:19 AM »

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« Reply #41002 on: April 06, 2021, 08:37:32 PM »
Tag line would be better if it was


"If you've never seen a 3D movie....why not see this one?"

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« Reply #41003 on: April 06, 2021, 11:43:22 PM »
Concrete Cowboy was good. I thought it was really well directed and acted and it's especially cool that some of the actors are the actual Fletcher St. Cowboys. The script is the weakest link, it's ok but kinda of predictable. If it had a stronger story it could've been really great, but it's still a good watch.

Caleb McLaughin gives a extremely good performance. I watched it for Elba, whose good as always, but McLaughin is the best actor in the movie.

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« Reply #41004 on: April 07, 2021, 10:10:57 AM »
Copycat 1995.  I miss 90's thrillers.  Feels like they don't make them anymore. 
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« Reply #41005 on: April 07, 2021, 11:48:29 AM »
Probably because the 90s were 20+ years ago bro

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« Reply #41006 on: April 07, 2021, 12:03:10 PM »
Copycat 1995.  I miss 90's thrillers.  Feels like they don't make them anymore.

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« Reply #41007 on: April 07, 2021, 12:16:09 PM »
Probably because the 90s were 20+ years ago bro

The '90s are a state of mind and I'm still there  :steiner
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« Reply #41008 on: April 07, 2021, 12:38:48 PM »
Luckily for you Jerry Springer still airs every day I guess

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« Reply #41009 on: April 07, 2021, 04:13:44 PM »
The 90s were the last good decade, tbh.
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« Reply #41010 on: April 07, 2021, 04:46:48 PM »
Of course, that's why the machines chose the late 90s for the matrix

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« Reply #41011 on: April 07, 2021, 04:55:39 PM »
Of course, that's why the machines chose the late 90s for the matrix

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« Reply #41012 on: April 07, 2021, 06:35:32 PM »
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« Reply #41013 on: April 07, 2021, 07:44:16 PM »
Still, they weren't making 70s thrillers in the 90s

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« Reply #41014 on: April 07, 2021, 07:49:04 PM »
90s being peak western civ is p sad, but true in nearly every way  :'(
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« Reply #41015 on: April 07, 2021, 08:11:55 PM »
Of course, that's why the machines chose the late 90s for the matrix

I want this to be canon now. 
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« Reply #41016 on: April 07, 2021, 08:13:48 PM »
It is canon. Haven't you seen The Matrix :what

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« Reply #41017 on: April 07, 2021, 08:54:02 PM »
Does it not depend on the new one also being set in the 90's?  Or did Neo fuck that up. 
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« Reply #41018 on: April 07, 2021, 09:05:07 PM »
Does it not depend on the new one also being set in the 90's?  Or did Neo fuck that up. 

Maybe the Coronavirus is just the machines tweaking the Matrix because the 90's were too good and we started to reject it.
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« Reply #41019 on: April 07, 2021, 09:25:04 PM »
Starting Now You See Me 2.  Don't know why, thought the first one was one of the worst movies i have seen.
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« Reply #41020 on: April 07, 2021, 09:27:23 PM »
90s being peak western civ is p sad, but true in nearly every way  :'(

90s:
-Post-Soviet optimism
-Strong economic growth
-End of the American crime wave
-The internet was cool
-Rise of liberal democracies
-Climate change still slow and seemingly manageable
-Bill Nye

Post-90s:
-Endless War on Terror
-Economic malaise and speeding up of boom/bust cycle
-Worldwide pandemic
-Internet dominated by corporations and vapid celebrities
-Collapse of left-wing parties and rise of right-wing wannabe dictators
-Climate change speeding up and seemingly unmanageable
-Elon Musk
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« Reply #41021 on: April 07, 2021, 09:32:38 PM »
Also, I think everyone agrees that the '90s start at '87 and end at '03 but don't include 911. 
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« Reply #41022 on: April 07, 2021, 09:35:10 PM »
Nah you can stretch the 90s to early 2001 if you really, really want, but you definitely can not stretch the beginning to 1987. That's fucking dumb.

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« Reply #41023 on: April 07, 2021, 09:37:50 PM »
I'm sorry but I think everyone agrees.  I just posted that to state the thing everyone agrees to. 
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« Reply #41024 on: April 07, 2021, 09:48:23 PM »
I watched that Godzilla vs Kong a couple nights ago tripping on mushrooms with the woman. Jesus Christ what a dumb movie. Near the 3/4 point, I was in uncontrollable tears laughing at how stupid it is. When Kong got the axe, I said "At the end, he is going to need godzilla to charge up his axe to defeat the mecha godzilla. My partner asked if that is how we will refer to sex from now on. "Charge my axe baby, charge my axe!". Sure enough, that is what happened.

Visually it was very pleasing, though.

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« Reply #41025 on: April 07, 2021, 09:52:57 PM »
90s being peak western civ is p sad, but true in nearly every way  :'(

90s:
-Post-Soviet optimism
-Strong economic growth
-End of the American crime wave
-The internet was cool
-Rise of liberal democracies
-Climate change still slow and seemingly manageable
-Bill Nye

Post-90s:
-Endless War on Terror
-Economic malaise and speeding up of boom/bust cycle
-Worldwide pandemic
-Internet dominated by corporations and vapid celebrities
-Collapse of left-wing parties and rise of right-wing wannabe dictators
-Climate change speeding up and seemingly unmanageable
-Elon Musk

90s:

- continued pace in combatting inequality across the board in wage gaps and employment rates that have been improving since the 70s

post-90s:

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« Reply #41026 on: April 07, 2021, 09:54:32 PM »
This movie is dumb and not in the good way
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« Reply #41027 on: April 07, 2021, 10:00:11 PM »
It doesn't even have Mélanie Laurent in it

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« Reply #41028 on: April 07, 2021, 10:02:51 PM »
jess eisenbergs is the worst  :trash
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« Reply #41029 on: April 07, 2021, 10:31:13 PM »
Passing the card around :dead  this is so fucking dumb. 
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« Reply #41030 on: April 07, 2021, 10:36:14 PM »
Like 8 minutes of throwing a CGI card at eachother
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« Reply #41031 on: April 07, 2021, 11:37:14 PM »
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Omg matrix 4 comes out this year 😊😁😁😁 8)

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« Reply #41032 on: April 08, 2021, 12:43:23 AM »
commie lord of ring

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« Reply #41033 on: April 08, 2021, 01:45:19 AM »
Starting Now You See Me 2.  Don't know why, thought the first one was one of the worst movies i have seen.

That first one was so bad. Please report back on sequel, since you’re already taking one for the team.

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« Reply #41034 on: April 08, 2021, 01:56:21 AM »
More Marvel movies with my daughter:

Ant-Man was just as much fun as I remember. I love a good heist movie and, while there could have been more of that and less action oriented stuff, it still scratched that itch. Was genuinely funny and charming and my daughter loved it. Paul Rudd was the perfect casting and Michael Douglas killed it as Hank Pym too.

Captain America Civil War was great as an ensemble cast, big action flick, but it was a bit shit as a Captain America film. They really should have had the balls to make this an Avengers movie. Surprising amount of nuance in the way it deals with the themes of regulation of unlimited power. In that way it really is the sequel to Age of Ultron.

Doctor Strange is another in a long line of "origin" films that only really serves to introduce the mystic arts into the MCU and another Infinity Stone. Absolutely wasted Mads Mikkelsen as a villain. Surprisingly, this is my daughter's favourite so far.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was a meh follow up to a great first film. Some decent character development for the side characters and some fun action scenes, but the overall story was just...who really cares? It could have gone a little more into the theme of what actually makes someone a father.

Spider-Man Homecoming was just a teen flick dressed up in superhero clothing. Standard fare and was absolutely shit on from a great height by Into the Spiderverse. My daughter was bored and so was I.

Thor Ragnarok was as amazing as I remember. Taika Waititi really breathed new life into Thor, Hulk and the MCU with this. It's fun, genuinely funny, and really developed two of the most stagnant characters in the MCU. Great villain who was given some room to breathe and feel genuinely threatening and also featured a shot of the building I work in, which was fun to recognise. My daughter loved it too.

Black Panther was ok. I liked it much more the first time, but it's just a little predictable once the coolness of wakanda wears off. The second viewing really shows the ridiculousness of wakanda as a setting as well. A feudal kingdom full of technological marvels where the king can be overthrown in ritual combat? Ok. Killmonger was one of the few genuinely threatening villains though and it did feel like the superhero was under threat, unlike most of these films where the plot armour is impenetrable.

Avengers Infinity War was so much better than fucking Age of Ultron. The tension was right up there and even though I knew what was going to happen I was still expecting the heroes to win in the end. Thanos's motivations are still very much wtf? though. Paper thin and pointless and only explained by saying he's the "mad" Titan. Kind of hard to believe that an alien race capable of space travel couldn't stop itself from consuming and destroying its entire planet

Anyway, on to Ant Man and the Wasp next, which I remember fondly for a sequel. Also going to watch Captain Marvel for the first time ever.
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« Reply #41035 on: April 08, 2021, 08:38:34 AM »
Starting Now You See Me 2.  Don't know why, thought the first one was one of the worst movies i have seen.

That first one was so bad. Please report back on sequel, since you’re already taking one for the team.

It was bad and not even fun.
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« Reply #41036 on: April 08, 2021, 06:49:25 PM »
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« Reply #41037 on: April 08, 2021, 09:39:26 PM »
Just watched Jim Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die. Avoided it since release because reviews were harsh and most people hated it.

Going in with very low expectations and being familiar with Jarmusch's work, I actually ended up really liking it and thought it was pretty funny. Like there's two sides to the movie, there's the Mel Brook's movie played completely straight tonally in Jarmusch style side, which is a really weird tone, but if you run with it, it makes the movie pretty fucking funny with Brook's-esque absurdity delivered with Jarmusch's-esque flatness. Plus having all your favorite actors/actresses doing it just makes it even more popcorn laugh entertaining.

Then there's the "I'm trying to say something" side, which ehhhhhh, ehhhhhhhh, ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....yeah, doesn't work that great. I think the very end kind of leaning on this direction vs the former makes the ending pretty meh.

But otherwise it was entertaining and I'd even call it a good movie but for a very specific small audience. If I'd seen this in the theater I'm pretty sure I'd be the only one laughing at a lot of the lines. Been there, done that before.

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« Reply #41038 on: April 08, 2021, 09:55:34 PM »
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« Reply #41039 on: April 09, 2021, 02:18:26 PM »
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