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Today 06:24 AM
TheBigFourFTW
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

Memories of Murder (2003):

A ingeniously devilish mix of Zodiac, The Chaser and Se7en. It takes the heavy police procedural route of Zodiac where it avoids the typical Hollywood thriller chase conventions, the rainy atmosphere of Se7en that signify the movie's tone and the examination of the fallible nature of the Korean police from The Chaser.

8/10
06-23-2017 10:43 PM
Rob & Stephen
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

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The last movie I watched was one of the Taken films with Liam Neeson. Liam is one of my favorite actors, but I generally don't like movie series. As you can tell because I can't even remember which Taken film it was?

Tells us all you need to know about the films.
06-23-2017 01:37 AM
Mae
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

The last movie I watched was one of the Taken films with Liam Neeson. Liam is one of my favorite actors, but I generally don't like movie series. As you can tell because I can't even remember which Taken film it was?
06-10-2017 11:14 AM
ssin
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

'Raw' by Julia Ducournau. I read months ago how people in Toronto fainted and vomited or something during the screening but somehow I missed it and now I finally saw it, and well, it's good. Interesting experience.

They just don't make films like this in the USA. Cronenberg? He is Canadian Decidedly female film but not feminist. Long time ago I read something like if teenage angst and sexuality could be converted to raw energy you could move mountains with it. So there it is. It is also about sticking out and trying hard to fit in although your entire body rebels against it. So this is the second film in a row I watched made by a debutant director, with characters that I couldn't automatically relate to but it turned out both films were great.
06-05-2017 04:00 AM
ssin
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

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I also enjoyed Get Out but its weakness was some lazy storytelling and reliance on tropes; was it just a different take on The Stepford Wives? Not quite, but a valid comparison. Anyway, the direction, cinematography, music and acting were all very fine indeed and with such a thick atmosphere I can forgive an average story! Somehow I feel that Jordan Peele has to be a fan of The Wicker Man because Chris' journey into the country echoes Sergeant Howie's journey into Summerisle so much.

The Sunken Place

Yes it relies heavily on the Stepford Wives, Wicker Man, and some other old classic thrillers and horror movies, and it is very much intentional, I like it, it is an old story but again something new. Because it is about race, we all go nervous and crazy since we all have our fears about the topic, for different reasons. That music was really great and a little bit disturbing, menacing for westerners, I guess.
06-04-2017 11:27 PM
Droog
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Get Out by Jordan Peele. Highly recommended and highly entertaining thriller-horror-comedy with a heavy subtext. I love how it doesn't take itself too seriously all the while dealing with dead serious heavy topics like TV, brainwashing, modern paralysis and obedience, and most importantly, racism and the history of slavery. There are quite a few references to slavery, hint: for example pay attention to cotton when you watch the movie. Also there is a hilarious dig at patronizing middle aged white liberals "who would have voted for Obama's third term". I didn't expect anything special and got so much. Apart from being so entertaining, this was also a unique and valuable experience on a personal level, beyond just art. Having seen lots on the subject of racism, this little film like never before made me experience the feeling of being black in America, before and now. So it is is really something else, an oddity, some well crafted shit.
I also enjoyed Get Out but its weakness was some lazy storytelling and reliance on tropes; was it just a different take on The Stepford Wives? Not quite, but a valid comparison. Anyway, the direction, cinematography, music and acting were all very fine indeed and with such a thick atmosphere I can forgive an average story! Somehow I feel that Jordan Peele has to be a fan of The Wicker Man because Chris' journey into the country echoes Sergeant Howie's journey into Summerisle so much.

The Sunken Place

06-04-2017 07:36 PM
Rob & Stephen
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

Empire of the Ants (1977) with Joan Collins. Supposedly based on an H.G. Wells short story (They only took the title and ants killing people and thats' it). It's an awful hoakey disaster/monster movie, full of bad dialogue, really poor acting and awful writing. Toxic waste dumped at sea washes up near a newly built condo/holiday/marina centre which Joan is selling the houses in. It turns small ants into big carnivorous ones that eats the staff and then the people that come to view the property. Some escape to nearest town with a sugar factory where the movie takes a weird turn. I won't spoil it for you but it's bad. Another movie that I kept on laughing at inappropriately. The poster is about the best thing about it.
06-04-2017 05:16 AM
ssin
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

Get Out by Jordan Peele. Highly recommended and highly entertaining thriller-horror-comedy with a heavy subtext. I love how it doesn't take itself too seriously all the while dealing with dead serious heavy topics like TV, brainwashing, modern paralysis and obedience, and most importantly, racism and the history of slavery. There are quite a few references to slavery, hint: for example pay attention to cotton when you watch the movie. Also there is a hilarious dig at patronizing middle aged white liberals "who would have voted for Obama's third term". I didn't expect anything special and got so much. Apart from being so entertaining, this was also a unique and valuable experience on a personal level, beyond just art. Having seen lots on the subject of racism, this little film like never before made me experience the feeling of being black in America, before and now. So it is is really something else, an oddity, some well crafted shit.
05-09-2017 01:48 AM
cmchelsea
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I watched green street the other night for the first time in years. Forgot what a great film it was.

05-08-2017 07:13 PM
acacacacademy
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

The last film I watched "The Salesman". It was very good. If you like "A Separation", or perhaps "Caché" ("Hidden") by Michael Haneke, you need to see this one.

CBA with critical analysis. Been watching a lot of 1960s British films lately. There are some good ones: Ken Russell, Ken Loach. A few Kens. Looking into seeing some more folk horror films over the next few weeks — very keen to watch "Fenda's Pen". My gal is a big fan of Alan Clarke, and I know very little about him (once saw Made in Britain), so this could be a good meeting point for the two of us — completely new territory for both, but from completely different contexts! A good levelling field, anyway, after we recently watched "Song of Summer" by Ken Russell together — she'd seen none of his films before, whereas I'm quite well acquainted with his films by now (by no means an expert, but enough to realise how different that one is from most of his films).
05-08-2017 06:43 PM
Droog
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

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The one with Naomi Watts. I've watched the japonese version, but don't remember much.



7.5 to IT is too harsh, I'd give around 8.5, despite the fact 1st half of the movie being much better.

Dolores Claiborne.

New IT is coming September and this one will focus solo on the kids (1958).
Well apart from Tim Curry's superb performance I think the acting is quite mediocre, even TV movie standards.

I'll definitely watch the new IT!
05-08-2017 05:14 PM
Rob & Stephen
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

The Fog (2005 remake) 5/10 - not as bad as I feared it was going to be, but I kept on wanting to laugh at inappropriate moments. Mixture of good and bad SPFX.
05-08-2017 12:08 PM
Sicario
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

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Are you referring to the Japanese or American version when you said the first Ring movie was a classic?
The one with Naomi Watts. I've watched the japonese version, but don't remember much.

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Damn it, I haven't updated this in a while so I'll just provide some numbers with no explanation below.

Embrace of the Serpent (2015) - 9.5/10
T2 Trainspotting (2017) - 7.5/10
Nocturnal Animals - 9/10
The Handmaiden (2016) - 7/10
Silence (2016) - 7.5/10
Dolores Claiborne (1995) - 9/10
IT (1990) - 7.5/10
David Brent: Life on the Road (2016) - 6/10

I'm spending way more time with TV series rather than film these days.
7.5 to IT is too harsh, I'd give around 8.5, despite the fact 1st half of the movie being much better.

Dolores Claiborne.

New IT is coming September and this one will focus solo on the kids (1958).
05-08-2017 11:39 AM
Droog
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

Damn it, I haven't updated this in a while so I'll just provide some numbers with no explanation below.

Embrace of the Serpent (2015) - 9.5/10
T2 Trainspotting (2017) - 7.5/10
Nocturnal Animals - 9/10
The Handmaiden (2016) - 7/10
Silence (2016) - 7.5/10
Dolores Claiborne (1995) - 9/10
IT (1990) - 7.5/10
David Brent: Life on the Road (2016) - 6/10

I'm spending way more time with TV series rather than film these days.
05-08-2017 10:06 AM
Kreso Christian
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mind boggling!
makes you wonder...great movie!
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