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« Reply #41880 on: September 01, 2023, 08:37:15 AM »
The Whale broke my heart, and reminds me of himu.

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« Reply #41881 on: September 03, 2023, 12:27:18 AM »


give us the amazing larry cut!
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« Reply #41882 on: September 09, 2023, 07:40:23 PM »
Across the Spider-Verse

Really good, but too long. I thought the first 2/3rds were amazing but felt the 2099 section to the ending dragged.
Incredible animation though. Next movie isn't coming for like 5 years lol

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« Reply #41883 on: September 11, 2023, 01:03:08 AM »
Stand by Me

I'd never seen this before. Was fine/good, but I have a feeling this movie is a movie that's best to watch when you're as young as possible to have the greater connection to. Like it was competent, but at my age I couldn't really connect to the characters even nostalgically, mostly because I'm so old I don't even remember what being twelve and hanging with my friends was like anymore.

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« Reply #41884 on: September 15, 2023, 03:35:04 PM »


One of the most intense, uncomfortable, mean, and horrific films I've seen in awhile. Very well done, incredibly shot/directed and acted.
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« Reply #41885 on: September 16, 2023, 07:00:02 AM »
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« Reply #41886 on: September 16, 2023, 07:09:26 AM »


One of the most intense, uncomfortable, mean, and horrific films I've seen in awhile. Very well done, incredibly shot/directed and acted.
I'll take your word for it, but the trailer didn't do much for me tbh
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« Reply #41887 on: September 16, 2023, 06:32:43 PM »


One of the most intense, uncomfortable, mean, and horrific films I've seen in awhile. Very well done, incredibly shot/directed and acted.
I'll take your word for it, but the trailer didn't do much for me tbh

I dont want to watch a movie where some crazy bitches cut / fuck up some people so I dont think its for me

Trailer looked like a decent movie
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« Reply #41888 on: September 16, 2023, 07:15:11 PM »
white women are terrifying and often hideous  :cac
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« Reply #41889 on: September 16, 2023, 11:30:33 PM »
The Boy and the Heron
Killers of the Flower Moon
Poor Things
The Holdovers
Napoleon
The Killer

Why do they always put the movies I want to see at the END of the year??

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« Reply #41890 on: September 16, 2023, 11:55:45 PM »
award season bait or something
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« Reply #41891 on: September 18, 2023, 11:02:08 AM »
I wanna do a Stephen King movie marathon this October. Thinking about this list, we'll see how it goes.

1. The Shining
2. The Dead Zone
3. Christine
4. Graveyard Shift
5. Misery
6. The Dark Half
7. Sleepwalkers
8. Needful Things
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10. Storm of the Century
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« Reply #41892 on: September 18, 2023, 04:37:08 PM »
I wanna do a Stephen King movie marathon this October. Thinking about this list, we'll see how it goes.

1. The Shining
2. The Dead Zone
3. Christine
4. Graveyard Shift
5. Misery
6. The Dark Half
7. Sleepwalkers
8. Needful Things
9. Thinner
10. Storm of the Century
11. Dreamcatcher
12. 1408
13. The Mist

How can you forget

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« Reply #41893 on: September 18, 2023, 04:43:20 PM »
the langoliers  ;)
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« Reply #41894 on: September 19, 2023, 02:41:31 PM »
Doctor Sleep?

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« Reply #41895 on: September 25, 2023, 08:14:24 AM »
16 years late, but I finally sat down to watch No Country for Old Men.

I liked it, I think. I expected a big shootout at the end... and it did happen. But the movie doesn't let you see it, only the aftermath, which is pretty ballsy. Many unexpected things in the movie.

It's well shot too. If I wasn't aware of the main actors' real age, I could be fooled thinking this was shot only a few years ago.

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« Reply #41896 on: September 29, 2023, 03:34:44 AM »
Halloween Ends

was...actually alright? There was a thread on era talking about it and since I'd skipped it because the poor word of mouth and since I really didn't care about spoilers at this point I read the thread and when I read it was compared to Halloween III and was kind of a spinoff movie about a different person becoming EVIL, it made me interested in checking it out.

Maybe it helps going into it knowing the movie is about Cory and not Michael and Cory's descent into evil, but yeah, that was surprisingly decent.

It was definitely the most interesting of this trilogy and I thought the first half was pretty good and the ending was good. I feel like the main problems with the execution of the idea are that they don't really nail Cory's transition to evil very well. Like maybe the movie suffers from being under 2 hours because it felt like that needed more events/time.

The other problem, which I thought was the larger issue in execution is it felt like they killed off Cory way too early considering how much time was spent on his arc. Again, I feel like a 3 hour cut that expanded both on the transition phase and gave him a longer kill streak before the finale would've worked much better.

I feel like if the execution was better, this would be a great film and one of the best and most interesting mainstream IP horror flicks of the recent decades.

But even with the weak execution in the back half it's still solid. I'd put it about on par with 2018 which was less interesting but better executed and both are waaaaaaaaaaay above Kills which was fucking awful and ridiculous nonsense.

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« Reply #41897 on: September 29, 2023, 05:14:54 AM »
that's pretty spot on, bepbs



I watched blue beetle. I liked parts of it, but overall it suffers from trying to be a disney marvel movie and that shit is already played out. it's a little late in the game to still be putting out copycat super hero movies. maybe it's a good thing the movie bombed, now they'll have to go in another direction.

to me most of the DC movies/shows are rewatchable. I can't say the same for most of the marvel stuff. the hype machine does nothing for me to begin with and it feels like the individual movies are held back by having to be part of some grand overarching storyline that just isn't that interesting.
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« Reply #41898 on: October 01, 2023, 03:01:51 PM »
So those new Wes Anderson Roald Dahl short films...

They're ok, but I wasn't really down with the videobook style of essentially just reading the short stories with some images displayed. If I wanted to read the story I'd read the story, or listen to an audiobook.

I liked Ratcatcher and Poison the most because they bucked the narration more and were closer to normal character conversations. But The Swan was kind of dull and Henry Sugar was fine but just mostly a videobook.

Overall they were fine, but probably the least enjoyable Wes Anderson thing I've seen and if I hadn't watched them it wouldn't have been much of a loss.

Also just goes in the pile of "when famous directors make straight to streaming movies, they are the weakest films in their career", though that seems to apply mostly to Netflix.

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« Reply #41899 on: October 02, 2023, 12:09:52 AM »
Flora and Son was great. John Carney's 4 for 4 for his romance musicals. Just hope he doesn't take another 6-7 years between films again.

S-tier John Carney musicals: Once / Sing Street
A-tier John Carney musicals: Begin Again / Flora and Son

I'd say I slightly prefer Begin Again because Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo are just so charming and the Keira Knightley songs are really nice in that one. But Flora and Son has its moments too and all the actors are great. Songs are solid.

Sing Street was fucking great though.

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« Reply #41900 on: October 02, 2023, 06:04:50 PM »
Flora and Son was great. John Carney's 4 for 4 for his romance musicals. Just hope he doesn't take another 6-7 years between films again.

S-tier John Carney musicals: Once / Sing Street
A-tier John Carney musicals: Begin Again / Flora and Son

I'd say I slightly prefer Begin Again because Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo are just so charming and the Keira Knightley songs are really nice in that one. But Flora and Son has its moments too and all the actors are great. Songs are solid.

Sing Street was fucking great though.

Whats the singing/talking ratio?

Trailer makes it look sappy
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« Reply #41901 on: October 02, 2023, 06:19:18 PM »
Ya itís sappy with that Irish attitude.

More talk to singing ratio than his other films. But has a bit of that sing street youth beats and old timer guitar sappy.

Iím actually giving Modern Love another shot since thatís what Carney did between Sing Street and this. The first ep with the doorman is so fucking bad. Second ep with Dev Patelís ok, third ep with Anne Hathawayís ok but idk if itís really a good rep of bipolar. I donít think I ever made it farther than this but going to try to watch the whole thing both seasons since Carney wrote and directed like half or both seasons.

But yeah, good to see him back on films. The more Irish the better.

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« Reply #41902 on: October 05, 2023, 08:39:24 PM »
The Exorcist: Believer was awful. I hated Halloween Kills and Ends too. Iím convinced DGG secretly hates the original movies. The Exorcist was offensively, unbelievably bad. Itís something that if I didnít know it was DGG Iíd believe it was a straight to streaming movie made by a no name director that had only worked on music videos or something. I hated it so much I actually did a review with one of those people that stand outside the theater with tablets to make sure the studio knows how much I hated it.

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« Reply #41903 on: October 07, 2023, 02:46:44 AM »
Speaking of awful horror movies Talk to Me

Man, the first half of this movie is GREAT, awesome sound design and good and creepy. The second half though is fucking terrible. Basically feels like the writers knew how to build up the spooks, but had no idea what to do once you're dealing with the spooky things. The main character is incredibly selfish and makes nothing but terrible decisions and is too dumb to figure anything out and is really unlikeable.

By the end of this, just thought what a waste of 90 mins.

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« Reply #41904 on: October 09, 2023, 09:21:45 AM »
Speaking of awful horror movies Talk to Me

Man, the first half of this movie is GREAT, awesome sound design and good and creepy. The second half though is fucking terrible. Basically feels like the writers knew how to build up the spooks, but had no idea what to do once you're dealing with the spooky things. The main character is incredibly selfish and makes nothing but terrible decisions and is too dumb to figure anything out and is really unlikeable.

By the end of this, just thought what a waste of 90 mins.

While I agree about the main character I really liked the movie. IMO it gets progressively more unsettling as it goes on, there's a lot of great psychological horror, and I loved the ending. Just a surprisingly mean spirited horror film lol.

One thing I'll say about the protagonist:
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Films rarely upset me on an emotional level but as an older brother...that scene where she allows that kid to use the hand, after his big sister told him not to, pissed me off haha. Just thinking back to being a kid/teenager, if told my little brother not to do something, and my brother did it after a friend of mine gave him the OK behind my back? I'm never talking to that person again, and would probably punch them. Not to mention the weird boyfriend dynamic. I just can't imagine most girls tolerating all that shit from a friend lmao. All this made the ending even more satisfying.
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« Reply #41905 on: October 11, 2023, 07:48:28 AM »

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« Reply #41906 on: October 16, 2023, 10:02:24 AM »


Really enjoyed, although the ending wasn't great due to some repetitive editing. The film looks like a...well, 90s Abel Ferrara flick (back streets, seedy underground city shit) to the point that it never truly feels "sci fi" despite the premise. It feels very present and grounded.
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« Reply #41908 on: October 19, 2023, 02:13:37 AM »
Watching Killers of the Flower Moon in a couple of hours. I asked two different friends to join me and each asked "how long is it" and when I said 3 and a half hours they declined. And these are people in their thirties!

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« Reply #41909 on: October 19, 2023, 02:14:14 AM »
for shame

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« Reply #41910 on: October 19, 2023, 08:29:48 AM »
The book was better

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Scorsese losing his touch. Still worth seeing though

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« Reply #41911 on: October 28, 2023, 09:34:47 PM »




dat video title.

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« Reply #41912 on: October 29, 2023, 12:12:15 AM »



reminded me of this gem  :lol
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« Reply #41913 on: November 02, 2023, 06:07:22 PM »


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Joe Molotov

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« Reply #41914 on: November 03, 2023, 10:37:30 PM »
Finally, a Fall Guys movie!
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« Reply #41915 on: November 06, 2023, 03:08:47 AM »
Smile - Everyone seems mixed on this. Half the people like it, half the people hate it.

Yeah, that was dumb. The concept was fine, but the main character was really freaking dumb and her being such a dumbass the whole movie kinda kills it. Plus it's a very PG-13 kids horror movie with no real horror or scary tension to it because it's just dumb people smiling a few times until the ending.

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Ok, so at first when she goes to the cop ex and he starts pulling up the chain of suicides and is like wtf this is strange, she fucking tells him nothing and leaves going around telling everyone else who doesn't believe her, while this guy actually seeing the evidence would believe her and be on her side (which he later chases her down and does, but this just shows what a dumbass she is)

Then at the end, she's like "I'm going to go AWAY FROM PEOPLE" and so she just drives to the other real property house she owns, leaves her GPS-tracked phone there and her car just sitting outside. Like how is she so fucking dumb she doesn't realize this is the first place they will look and they will find her in like an hour (which her ex does, causing the ending).

Seriously, character is way too dumb to be a believable doctor. Maybe one of those science isn't real anti-vax doctors or something. Kills the movie with how dumb she is.

If she was going to try the "avoid people" method to stay alive for more than a week, she should've ditched her phone and gone off-grid living in the woods or some shit for at least a few days.

But really, she was going to die anyhow, so she should've at least taken the trauma monster with her by going somewhere no one will see/find her and offing herself trapping it with her when she dies.

Either of those would've been a better final act, but instead the whole move is kind of pointless because she's such a dumbass
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« Reply #41916 on: November 08, 2023, 12:34:45 AM »
When Evil Lurks - Most intense moments of violence since Hereditary, damn. Great cinematography and cool concept movie. My only issue is the lead character is an idiot just like with Smile. A movie set in this story concept with a less toxic masculinity lead would've been perfect.

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« Reply #41917 on: November 08, 2023, 12:34:29 PM »


Really enjoyed, although the ending wasn't great due to some repetitive editing. The film looks like a...well, 90s Abel Ferrara flick (back streets, seedy underground city shit) to the point that it never truly feels "sci fi" despite the premise. It feels very present and grounded.

I watched Strange Days the other day and got the same vibe from it.  Nothing felt particularly sci-fi or cyberpunk about it.  The stupid-looking rubbery-plastic device that people put on their heads in the movie to experience others' memories looked cheap and the reactions to experiencing stuff were laughably bad.  It was like multiple scenes of Ralph Fiennes and co. pretending to have hilarious orgasms.
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« Reply #41918 on: November 08, 2023, 03:15:45 PM »
I got a free copy of strange days when I bought my first dvd player. as many times as I tried to watch it, I somehow never end up remembering the movie much at all. I can't say it was bad, good or mediocre. just a movie that doesn't need to exist, doesn't exist and does exist all at the same time  :doge
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« Reply #41920 on: November 13, 2023, 03:16:45 AM »
The Killer - Was entertaining at first, but kinda dumb after a while and in the end it's a completely forgettable film because the base story and main character are pretty bland. Nicely shot, but very mediocre Fincher movie. I might even put it at the bottom of his filmography.

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« Reply #41921 on: November 13, 2023, 06:24:30 PM »


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I saw something about there being a minor backlash against this movie for not having the cast from the awful 2016 'reboot'.  Please tell me that's not true. Who is still stanning for that shit?
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« Reply #41922 on: November 13, 2023, 11:46:01 PM »
Bobberts?

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« Reply #41923 on: November 14, 2023, 01:34:07 PM »
Paul Feig

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« Reply #41924 on: November 14, 2023, 02:47:32 PM »
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« Reply #41925 on: November 14, 2023, 04:56:53 PM »
Huesera - The Bone Woman - I am not the intended audience for this and it's tough to relate and identify to the potentially extreme physical and mental horrors of pregnancy changes as a man, but it was still a well done film.

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« Reply #41926 on: November 14, 2023, 09:49:57 PM »
Brooklyn '45 was a good Mamet style one room play with ghosts and WWII PTSD. The cast was damn good and the character writing too mostly. Felt he nailed the suspense. Main story could've been a little better, but was definitely worth a watch. I still need to watch Geoghegan's other films that have been in my horror backlog for a while.

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« Reply #41927 on: November 16, 2023, 12:26:26 AM »
Deadstream - This movie was so dumb. Like it's firing off stupidity 100% of the time trying to do jackass annoying livestreamer the whole time while also doing zero budget Evil Dead; and it tries so much that there's a few dozen genuine funny laughs in it, but oh my god it's just so dumb it's not worth the runtime  :lol

It also takes a while to get to the funny. Like the first 24mins were just annoying until there's a real funny gag. Best part of the movie were the troll stream commenters commenting the whole thing. Movie kind of missed a chance to be better if instead of just doing that for moments the entire film was trolled by commenters on the side which would've made it worth watching.

Also I think a more clever ending would've been

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Throughout the movie he keeps referencing that if he cusses they'll pull the stream and he's like strike one, strike two when he accidently says shit a few times.

Near the end he's out in the woods away from his laptop and gets spooked fighting monsters and curses more.

A great end would've been if by the time he runs back to his computer to get the solution from his stream commenters on getting rid the demon, that he sees the stream's been dropped because of the cursing and so he's doomed. That would've been a funny horror end.
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« Reply #41928 on: November 16, 2023, 12:40:54 AM »
This review is pretty spot on for the good & bad of that film, I'd give it about the same (2.5/4). It's trying to be Evil Dead II/AoD but it's no EDII/AoD.

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https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/deadstream-movie-review-2022


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« Reply #41929 on: November 16, 2023, 02:21:15 AM »
Influencer was good, but that shit was too dark for me  :(

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« Reply #41930 on: November 16, 2023, 01:46:09 PM »
The Killer is great. Fincher at the top of his game again.
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« Reply #41931 on: November 25, 2023, 12:24:04 AM »

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