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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 27 August 2019, 01:24

That movie looks super cute. I would go see it if my hubby wanted to. I think its gonna be a cute soulful type of movie. I kinda want to see it myself.

I recently seen a movie called murder collection v.1

Its a very low budget film and wasnt very good. But was very interesting. At least to me as a huge horror fan. It's a collection of video's of murder. Which is pretty clear in the title. Lol.

It shows many different murders all unrelated but it's shown as an online channel. Some are very obviously cheesy and fake but some are just soo creepy your skin will crawl like your watching an actual murder.

There is no plot other then a narrator asking why your watching. It's supposed to be seen as various clips of murder from a mysterious youtube channel.

But it's just very interesting. Not good or bad. I never felt like turning it off. But when it was over i asked myself why did i watch that.

Idk it's a very interesting film imo. Just not much budget.

I still don't know what to think of it. Lol

It's on youtube strangely enough. But if it was actually reviewed it wouldn't be. I found it very interesting. But if your not a fan of horror you will not like it.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Marmaduke » 1 September 2019, 14:04

Bad Times at the El Royale

I don’t think the mediocre reviews I read did this film justice. I loved the casting, the story was well paced and engaging. I really liked it.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby NvM » 3 September 2019, 00:13

a netflix movie: "The Big Sick" 2017

thought it was a nice straight romantic comedy
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 9 September 2019, 03:06

Anyone else seen It: Chapter 2? The hate crime against the gay guys seemed so pointless as to be insulting.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Derek » 9 September 2019, 03:30

Did you ever read the book? I have mixed feelings about Steven King, but it's a great novel. At least in the long form, the hate crime fit in very well.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 9 September 2019, 06:14

No. How did he tie it to the story?
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Derek » 9 September 2019, 06:46

It was the first chapter. Much of the book is made up of individual stories which develop the sense of evil and dread that hangs over the town. It was well-written. Also, I'm not sure if the films explain that each of It's cycles begin with a particularly cruel act of violence, and the murder of the gay guy was presumed to be that in the current time period.

You should read it. I enjoy horror literature much more than horror movies. Of course, It is like 2000 pages.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Tobias » 15 September 2019, 22:32

I just got done watching "Dante's Peak" like this movie most likely due to nostalgia since I watched it when I was young with my family.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Brenden » 16 September 2019, 09:45

Tobias wrote:I just got done watching "Dante's Peak" like this movie most likely due to nostalgia since I watched it when I was young with my family.

I watched that in 6th grade science class when we were doing our units on geology.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 16 September 2019, 12:44

Watched Gattaca again last night.

God, that movie is sooo good.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 13 October 2019, 17:52

I'm gonna be watching parasite later. Has anyone seen it?



I've seen the trailer a few times now and have read reviews and synopsis of it Nd still really don't know what it's about. Lol.

But it's got excellent reviews and there's been buzz about it for a few months now. I'll write a review later.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby rxxli » 13 October 2019, 18:20

Capt._Trips wrote:I'm gonna be watching parasite later. Has anyone seen it?

I haven't, but I am very much interested in what you think about it. I've seen the trailer and I don't really know what it is about either. It intrigues me.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 14 October 2019, 01:25

Okay I just finished it. I liked it. It's not at all a horror. Imo the name parasite is meaning money is the parasite. If I had to categorize it i'd put it as a drama. There are some funny moments like the son and dad visiting a Mercedes dealership just to see how the new cars work. And the housekeeper sleeping as soon as the family leaves for a camping trip.

It starts with a pretty low income family. And they make it obvious how poor they are by them giving thanks for the free wifi they receive that night. Lol.
I don't want to give up the whole movie. But the son gets a good tutoring job with a rich family. And pretty quickly and more sadistically
the entire family starts working for the family. And as the family are making more money then ever they will do anything to keep there recent status.

In the end some people die and some end up worse then where they began.

It's clearly meant to focus on class and money. But it's a very good observation on how fast money can change a person. The main characters are the original family I mentioned. And they all end up doing things they wouldn't had they not had money.

I enjoyed it. Idk if it lives up to all the hype. But in today's world it's a nice observation to make in movie.

The bottom line is its about social class and what money can do to people. I'd recommend it. I hope you let me know what you think if you do end up watching it. Idk if it's worth a rewatch. But I really enjoyed it. I can see how so many people enjoyed it. Because we'll money is universal. I liked it quite A bit and would recommend it. But don't think it's a masterpiece like some reviewers have said

I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars. It's original and touches on a very real subject in today's world.

After rethinking it earlier id move it to 3 stars. I mean if you take away the meaning of it all the movie wasn't really anything that great. I mean it was good but nothing groundbreaking or not done before. Just in a different setting and under different circumstances. But it refreshing to watch. Also id change it to a drama/ thriller. Although it was only thriller for about the last hour or so.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Botanical Boy » 16 October 2019, 14:35



We saw this one fairly recently and it's one my favourites I've seen this year. A very funny and touching story about a family faced with their matriarchal gran becoming ill and defying the odds - based on a true story.

Would 100% recommend. :awesome:
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 16 October 2019, 23:40

I'm patiently waiting for Jay and silent bob to make it's way on to movie box. :noes: the joker got on there in only like 2 days so hopefully it'll be on tomorrow.

I'd preferred another clerks movie but I'm happy with a jay and silent bob. I'll type up a review as soon as I can.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Jzone » 19 October 2019, 06:13

I just watched Ad Astra. I have not cried so much in a movie in my memory. If you have any unresolved issues with your father, be prepared for an emotional roller coaster. This is the best sci-fi I have seen since 2001: A Space Odyssey. And that's saying something. I hope this movie gets nominated for multiple awards.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Botanical Boy » 19 October 2019, 10:21

Jzone wrote:I just watched Ad Astra. I have not cried so much in a movie in my memory. If you have any unresolved issues with your father, be prepared for an emotional roller coaster. This is the best sci-fi I have seen since 2001: A Space Odyssey. And that's saying something. I hope this movie gets nominated for multiple awards.


That's an interesting take but I suppose my experience is somewhat different.

I felt that the director/writer did well to cultivate the feeling of isolation in space by killing every nearly ever character he came into contact with. For me it meant that I couldn't attach any sentiment to any relationship he had, including his gf/wife - and when it came to the end and he was faced with drifting into space along with his father, I didn't find that I actually cared that much.

His inability to experience fear/exhilaration just made it hard for me to connect to the character. At least they managed to demonstrate on his return to earth although things were not perfect, he was out the other side of his dissociation.

Cinematically stunning though.


I did joke going into it that it must have been the unofficial sequel to Space Cowboys because Jones and Sutherland were both in it. :lol:
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Marmaduke » 19 October 2019, 19:08

Jzone wrote:I just watched Ad Astra. I have not cried so much in a movie in my memory. If you have any unresolved issues with your father, be prepared for an emotional roller coaster. This is the best sci-fi I have seen since 2001: A Space Odyssey. And that's saying something. I hope this movie gets nominated for multiple awards.

I very much doubt Ad Astra will get many awards nods outside of the Razzies. It was like an homage to Interstellar, made by someone who just happened to think that all the elements of Nolan’s film which drew criticism were the best bits. Apart from the score, the score felt very much like The Shining to me in a lot of places, which I actually quite enjoyed. The story was crap.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby rxxli » 20 October 2019, 10:47

Jzone wrote:I just watched Ad Astra. I have not cried so much in a movie in my memory. If you have any unresolved issues with your father, be prepared for an emotional roller coaster. This is the best sci-fi I have seen since 2001: A Space Odyssey. And that's saying something. I hope this movie gets nominated for multiple awards.

Well comparing a movie to 2001 A Space Crapollogy is the best way to kill it for me. That is absolutely the worst movie I have ever seen (and I’ve seen indie movies recorded with a crappy consumer camera). I never really wanted to watch Ad Astra (saw the trailer, thought it looks boring), but that really confirmed it for me.

I mean 2001 is meant to be one of those iconic movies, but I have yet to see one person in real life that liked it. Anybody that I talk to about it thinks it’s absolutely boring.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Botanical Boy » 20 October 2019, 10:59

I can't claim to have ever seen 2001 ASO either despite its reputation but I get the sense like you say, it's notoriety isn't because it's an enjoyable watch.

So many film buffs try and justify bad storytelling and general watch-ability by citing artistic decisions made by the director(s) etc i.e. explaining why it's good when it actually isn't. :lol:
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