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not gonna read your spoiler but id been wondering about the ritual for a while as i dig rafe spall a lot of the time, you have given me reason to check it out.
[B]Man with a Movie Camera[/B] Not really a traditional movie in any way. I guess the modern equivalents would be Koyaanisqatsi, Samsara, etc., and this one is actually the best I've seen. [B]Coherence[/B] I found the characters and improv (?) small talk pretty insufferable at first, but things do get better. A big problem imo is that since it's sci-fi and since the characters are actually sometimes wrong you never know if it's the movie itself being dumb or the characters. Like any other movie would expect you to take the characters' ideas at face value, and sometimes they do provide useful technobabble. In the end the movie is actually coherent (hehehe) so it's probably much, much better on a second watch. [B]Loveless[/B] Technically masterful; emotionally a bit too cold.
Patriots Day It was engaging enough but it was disappointing that the main character wasn't a real person when pretty much everyone else was.
[QUOTE=TheFilmSlacker;53127132]Went out with the gf for an early Valentines Day movie date. So I saw Phantom Thread again. First time for her. [B] 10/10 [/B] Tied for the best movie of the year with Three Billboards except Phantom Thread pays a bit more attention to the details. Again, flawless acting from everyone. Not a single performance that was anything less than outstanding. It's not playing everywhere, but if you have the chance to see it, don't be a fool and skip out on it. It really is engaging from start to finish. Girlfriend loved it too and she thought it might not be her thing. Just pre-ordered it on blu-ray before typing this and I can't wait to see it again.[/QUOTE] Yeah I saw this too a few days ago. The more I think about it the more I love it.
Can I just say how much I love that I've stumbled upon this thread? My 2018 Resolution is to take in way more smaller films (considering I got halfway through 2017 and realized the only thing I'd seen in theaters that wasn't a sequel, remake, or comic book movie was Baby Driver), so this is turning out to be just a boon of notable stuff to watch.
[B]The Ritual[/B] 7/10 Kinda predictable in some parts and falls into the traps of a lot of horror tropes and cliches. However its executed incredibly well and the atmosphere pumps you full of this intense feeling of dread. The sound design is good and the environments they chose to shoot in are beautiful. [sp]Also the monster design is rad so that gets some praise from me[/sp]
[B]Night of the Living Dead[/B] 10/10 I hate having to attach a score to what's considerered a classic movie; but I Just got the Criterion Collection Night of the Living Dead, and it's been awhile since I actually sat down and watched Night all the way through. I've seen it so many times since I was a kid, it's a movie I'd just leave playing in the background when I'd be doing other stuff. Night still holds up remarkably as a film. I won't really go into detail that would otherwise bore people who've seen this thing a billion times or spoil anything for people who've not seen the film. If you've managed to avoid seeing it, it's definitely worth checking out as it was a groundbreaking film for its time (Look into the history of the film and the time period it released in if you're interested). For fans already, the new transfer of the film is flawless; but anyone who considers themself a fan probably already owns it.
I'm thinking about buying Night of the Living Dead's Criterion blu-ray, but I already own the movie. Is it worth the price?
[QUOTE=TheFilmSlacker;53129236]I'm thinking about buying Night of the Living Dead's Criterion blu-ray, but I already own the movie. Is it worth the price?[/QUOTE] Flash sale today, baby, so it’s 50% off if that makes it easier
[QUOTE=TheFilmSlacker;53129236]I'm thinking about buying Night of the Living Dead's Criterion blu-ray, but I already own the movie. Is it worth the price?[/QUOTE] If you're a fan of the movie, no question. The improvement in Video and Sound quality is excellent. I've owned many versions of Night in the past, but the improvements were immediately apparent to me. And I only watched it on my 1080p monitor, but I bet if you have a 4k display it'd be amazing. I haven't checked out the bonus features, but there's a lot there, including many of the commentaries included on past DVDs/special editions. Included new for the first time is a workprint of the film called Night of Anubis that I haven't watched yet and I think there are a few other new goodies as well. EDIT: And it comes with a little miniposter of [sp]zombie Karen[/sp]; on the backside of which is an essay about the history and impact of the film and technical specs of the new transfer.
[QUOTE=TheFilmSlacker;53129236]I'm thinking about buying Night of the Living Dead's Criterion blu-ray, but I already own the movie. Is it worth the price?[/QUOTE] I'd say most Criterion is worth it
[B]Last Year at Marienbad[/B] (L'Année dernière à Marienbad) Great movie. It's like a dream or memories or something. Reminiscent of David Lynch in a way. [B]Guardians of the Galaxy[/B] Pretty alright. The humour wasn't funny (except for Drax), and on the other hand some of the attempted super serious dramatic moments were kinda ridiculous especially towards the end. Still it was enjoyable overall.
black panther was great and maybe even objectively the best film marvel has put out. despite being the 18th entry in the mcu it somehow manages to feel very fresh and creative. this is probably helped by the fact it feels like a film that is independent from the rest of the franchise. there is a ton to like here - the main villain is fleshed out and has a somewhat sympathisable motive that feels very current, the women in the film kick more ass than the men, the soundtrack is a phenomenal mix of traditional african instruments and singing infused with contemporary hip hop beats. main downfall is that the ending is another cgi fight fest but i think that can be excused because of just how damn unique the rest of the film feels
Was going to watch Three Billboards but ended up watching- [B]Darkest Hour[/B] Yeah Gary Oldman was good. A very good performance. It's just the movie was profoundly boring. There were maybe 4-5 good lines and the speeches were well done. But this was a 2 hour movie that felt like a [i]3 hour[/i] movie. It only got interesting near the end and by then the film had long out stayed its welcome for me. I'm glad I watched it but I'd never willingly watch it again because of how boring it was. There's a lot of chaff.
[QUOTE=The_J_Hat;53129259]Flash sale today, baby, so it’s 50% off if that makes it easier[/QUOTE] ...I'm broke. EEEEEEECCCCHHHHH
[QUOTE=cricket50;53129464]black panther was great and maybe even objectively the best film marvel has put out. despite being the 18th entry in the mcu it somehow manages to feel very fresh and creative. this is probably helped by the fact it feels like a film that is independent from the rest of the franchise. there is a ton to like here - the main villain is fleshed out and has a somewhat sympathisable motive that feels very current, the women in the film kick more ass than the men, the soundtrack is a phenomenal mix of traditional african instruments and singing infused with contemporary hip hop beats. main downfall is that the ending is another cgi fight fest but i think that can be excused because of just how damn unique the rest of the film feels[/QUOTE] haven't seen black panther yet but the soundtrack is lit
The only Criterion Blu-Ray I own is the original Godzilla, they always feel so hard to find, not to mention expensive as hell. But boy do I want to get more of 'em.
[QUOTE=BanthaFodder;53130245]The only Criterion Blu-Ray is the original Godzilla, they always feel so hard to find, not to mention expensive as hell. But boy do I want to get more of 'em.[/QUOTE] They do a flash sale every three months, guaranteed in mid October and mid February. Barnes and Noble also has a pretty regular 50% off sale a few weeks afterwards. Plus, Amazon generally lists them around $25 on Prime. There's options.
[QUOTE=TheFilmSlacker;53127132]Went out with the gf for an early Valentines Day movie date. So I saw Phantom Thread again. First time for her. [B] 10/10 [/B] Tied for the best movie of the year with Three Billboards except Phantom Thread pays a bit more attention to the details. Again, flawless acting from everyone. Not a single performance that was anything less than outstanding. It's not playing everywhere, but if you have the chance to see it, don't be a fool and skip out on it. It really is engaging from start to finish. Girlfriend loved it too and she thought it might not be her thing. Just pre-ordered it on blu-ray before typing this and I can't wait to see it again.[/QUOTE] going to watch it tonight, your review got me hyped, as I loved Three Missouries
so I watched justice league and apart from the usual criticism, Batman is way too expressive/talkative in this. I get that he is not wearing the cowl in a few scenes but he has strayed way too far from the brooding loner in the shadows that actors like Kevin Conroy portray. I don't know who is responsible for this but someone needs to correct them ASAP
Justice League was such a mess. Literally the only thing they got right was Superman, and that didn't even feel earned considering he was a brooding space-monster in the last two movies. The most tragic part was Aquaman; I fucking love Aquaman unironically and Jason Momoa didn't even try. Same with Amber Heard, I really hope James Wan is able to get good performances out of them the way Pattie Jenkins was able to work with Gal Gadot or the Aquaman standalone movie is gonna be a fucking chore and a half.
[QUOTE=sitoncio.dev;53131831]going to watch it tonight, your review got me hyped, as I loved Three Missouries[/QUOTE] Excited to hear what you have to say. Hope you enjoy it!!!
[QUOTE=BanthaFodder;53132064]Justice League was such a mess. Literally the only thing they got right was Superman, and that didn't even feel earned considering he was a brooding space-monster in the last two movies. The most tragic part was Aquaman; I fucking love Aquaman unironically and Jason Momoa didn't even try. Same with Amber Heard, I really hope James Wan is able to get good performances out of them the way Pattie Jenkins was able to work with Gal Gadot or the Aquaman standalone movie is gonna be a fucking chore and a half.[/QUOTE] I've decided that Aquaman will be my last DC movie if it's end up meh.
My only real hope for it is Black Manta. He's nearly impossible to screw up and it looks like the dude they got to play him is really into it. [editline]14th February 2018[/editline] Oh, and Patrick Wilson.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show I didn't like it. Maybe it was because I was drunk and the people around me were all singing along but it just really wasn't for me lol
[QUOTE=Scot;53133843]The Rocky Horror Picture Show I didn't like it. Maybe it was because I was drunk and the people around me were all singing along but it just really wasn't for me lol[/QUOTE] It gets better on repeated viewings, but some people just don't like it.
Going to see No Country For Old Men at the cinema tonight, very excited !
Logan Lucky 7/10 Kingsman 2 6,5/10 All in all I give both Channing Tatums Country Road out of Take me home.
[B][U]Hellraiser: Judgment[/U][/B] Surprise! It's trash.
IT (8.5/10) Black Panther (7/10)
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