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Old 12-27-2018, 07:31 PM   #826
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5962210/ "Ingrid Goes West." Knocked me out. Kind of quirky but compelling and fun. All about social media run amok.
 
Old 12-28-2018, 04:48 PM   #827
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Aquaman (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1477834), currently in theaters (at least in France), is really good.
DC Universe makes a nice change from Marvel
 
Old 01-08-2019, 12:38 AM   #828
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Documentary: The Gilligan Manifesto
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... As you might guess from the title, communism is a key source of inspiration for the humor, with the Professor weighing in on the subject in an episode involving the castaways discovering gold on the island. Among the other historical topics that apparently figured heavily on the mind of creator Sherwood Schwartz are the Red Scare and the Cuban Missile Crisis. ...
 
Old 01-15-2019, 12:51 PM   #829
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As a rule, I generally don't care to see movies about young whippersnappers with extraordinary powers saving the world or a Starbucks. That's what category I had put The Hunger Games in along with its see-quels.

Then they showed all 4 movies on TV and I watched it from beginning to end. I could not have been more wrong about my fuddy-duddy preconceived notions and have watched all 4 since.

I would not recommend seeing any of it if you don't watch them all in order to really know what's going on with the story line. I liked the characters, the classy Ms. Trinket my favorite, could relate to them on a personal level and found most of it not being that far from believable in some Dystopian Future.

I do not support Hollywood and haven't been to a movie since 2000, though will rarely buy a DVD if I want it bad enough. The Men Who Tread On The Tigers Tail by Akira Kurosawa my last purchase. Hunger Games was a better watch IMO.
 
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As a rule, I generally don't care to see movies about young whippersnappers with extraordinary powers saving the world or a Starbucks. That's what category I had put The Hunger Games in along with its see-quels.

Then they showed all 4 movies on TV and I watched it from beginning to end. I could not have been more wrong about my fuddy-duddy preconceived notions and have watched all 4 since.

I would not recommend seeing any of it if you don't watch them all in order to really know what's going on with the story line. I liked the characters, the classy Ms. Trinket my favorite, could relate to them on a personal level and found most of it not being that far from believable in some Dystopian Future.

I do not support Hollywood and haven't been to a movie since 2000, though will rarely buy a DVD if I want it bad enough. The Men Who Tread On The Tigers Tail by Akira Kurosawa my last purchase. Hunger Games was a better watch IMO.
as far as I can tell the premise of the films is that laissez-faire capitalism is bad. Much like the "The Purge" films.
So, a bit too political for me.
For a "video nasty" which has actual merit as art I mention the completely not safe for anyone film Irreversible. I do so because it is the only film (and I have watched A Serbian Film) in which I see some artistic goal but no message and no hope.
For more NSFW look to Ken Park, a statement about sexuality at, I think, the turn of the century.

The above are not recommendations unless you want something weird, but they're worth watching for the experience, to me at least.
 
Old 01-15-2019, 03:56 PM   #831
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The Maze Runner films since 2014 have been good and I liked Snowpiercer 2013.
 
Old 01-15-2019, 06:42 PM   #832
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as far as I can tell the premise of the films is that laissez-faire capitalism is bad. Much like the "The Purge" films.
So, a bit too political for me.
The central theme is the 12 Districts support the Capitol. They must work so that the people of the capital can continue their cushy lifestyle. One President Snow admits the citizens of the Districts know nothing of when the end is nigh. Then there is the power struggle between President Snow and aspiring President Alma Coin. That ended nicely and was the climax of Mockingjay part 2.

None of that bothered me or interfered with my enjoyment of the story. Discussions of Politics and Religion being two topics I normally do not take part of online since it inevitable leads to discord.

Normally.

I've only seen the first Purge and wasn't impressed. Violence for the sake of violence in that premise doesn't work for me. A Hunger Game is more believable to me than one day of the year set aside you can kill anyone you want and get away with it.

Not that I am adverse to violence. I just don't want to eat most of the tripe network TV or Hollyvood suits want me to consume. I'd rather watch New Japan Pro Wrestling.
 
Old 01-16-2019, 04:12 AM   #833
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one movie i liked were "Life" i guess it was released 2018.
jake gyllenhaal were the star on that movie.

its a space flix , with alien lifeform, its a bloody one.

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^ The movie end is AWE-SOME
 
Old 01-16-2019, 05:19 PM   #835
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Arrow

The Book of Eli, where one apocalypse wasn't enough.
 
Old 01-19-2019, 05:10 PM   #836
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Liked " Ghost in the Shell "

" Beasts of No nation " was not bad either.
Liked Ghost in the Shell too. Also liked "Lucy" with Scarlet Johansson as well (there may be a connection)

haven't seen Beasts of no nation.
 
Old 01-23-2019, 06:01 AM   #837
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No tolerance for drama! It's called drama,,, idiots watch it to make the world a crappy place.

Corner Gas was ironicly good...
 
Old 02-12-2019, 03:02 AM   #838
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The Social Network (2010)

I thought this would be a story about social media, mostly facebook, vaguely leaning on reality, but fully dramatised.
But it's much more real, almost a full documentary. They use real names, real occurences.
I constantly checked back with the wikipedia article for the first 30min or so, and it all checked out.

Zuckerberg is portrayed as an absolute a*hole right from the start, and so I loved the film right from the start, until the end.
But that really isn't its only appeal; it's a good fictionally dramatised documentary that does not only show how things really went down, but also critically examines the whole idea of social media itself.

It begins with a girl (Erica Albright; she seems to be fictional) splitting up with him after an insane conversation:
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You are probably going to be a very successful computer person. But you're going to go through life thinking that girls don't like you because you're a nerd. And I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that that won't be true. It'll be because you're an a*hole.
And it ends with another woman telling him:
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You're not an a*hole, Mark. You're just trying so hard to be.
The wikipedia article cites some criticism, also about historical accuracy, but interestingly it all seems to boil down to "things weren't that dramatic, we were mostly just coding and eating pizza" - nobody seems to dispute Mr Z's character as such.
 
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This week-end I had fun watching Creed 2 at the movie theater.
It's a good piece of entertainment, in line with the Rocky saga.
 
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I highly recommend anything from the Detective Dee series, I recently watched "DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS".
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkygyG0--8o
 
  


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