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TheLoveBandit

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Getting to the point ...
The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957

Fkn Classic. Need to go back and watch it again. That, and Stalag 17, as well as The Great Escape.

Space Sweepers (2021)...
At one point Kot-nim (a little girl with magical powers) is falling to her death and Tiger Park (yes that is seriously the character's name) impossibly appears literally out of nowhere swinging on something (a wire?) and he catches her in mid air. Then, in a split second, they both appear back in the ship with no explanation....
I watched it till the end, but it took two attempts to get through it. I liked the robot - Bubs - and the insanely over-the-top villain. It's definitely a so-bad-it's-good sorta film.

I can't say I loved it, but will admit I gave it a lot of leeway because as you note folks tend to do so with inferior films if they aren't American. Still, I laughed at some of the crap like the swinging you mention and other logic lapses. Loved Bubs as well, perhaps the best of the team. Def bad-but-good.
 

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The Life and Death of a Porno Gang (2009) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - A Serbian film that's more disturbing than A Serbian Film. Except it's actually not disturbing at all, and neither is A Serbian Film. Aspiring director Marko is 30 years old and already a self-admitted failure. He is approached by a criminal (his activities backed up and covered by his bent copper brother) approaches him about making porn movies and he agrees. Here is assembles the "porno" gang, who we are introduced to individually (there is a lot of dialogue and a surprising amount of character development for this type of movies...the characters all feel "real") including a young, failed actress, a "junkie" couple, a gay couple, an overweight woman, a transvestite etc.
The buy a bus and tour Serbia performing niche pornography live, as a theatre group.
Most places chase them out of town with literal guns and pitchforks, but this doesn't deter our cast (why would it? Nobody listens to the village people anymore ;)) and eventually meet a man who wants them to make snuff films. A "marriage of real sex and real violence". He will provide willing "victims" (people who suicidal or terminally ill who agree to be murdered on film in exchange for a large sum of money being provided to their loved ones in return; most of this taking place in a war-torn and poverty-stricken Serbia).

As almost always, I'm stopping the plot description here. No point giving away everything.
What follows is hardcore, unsimulated sex (including straight, gay, graphic close-up penetration, rape, and bestiality), real animal-killing and said snuff scenes which obviously are (while somewhat real looking) not real.

4 stars instead of 5 because I really wanted to be disturbed by this (it's in I think Tier 4 of the Disturbing Movie Iceberg) or at least feel Something, but I didn't. Although I actually enjoyed it as a movie.
 

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Some kids movies are also fun for the ''adult'' mind. My fav kid movie ever gotta be Wall E, also post apocalyptic.

I watched Wall E with my 3 year old niece lot long ago and enjoyed it, too. Also, post-apocalyptic in a very real way. Imagining a near-future where all humans are morbidly obese and spend all their lives watching RV (I think) is extremely easy to believe.
 

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Haha as I remember Henry: POASK originally received an X rating for “general mood” iirc (possibly paraphrasing but that was the gist of it, they gave it an X rating because of how much it made you want to take a shower after viewing lol)

It is a pretty dark creepy film. Great understated performance by Michael Rooker in that one.

If you want another good 80’s exploration of a demented psycho’s mind, lol, check out “Angst” (1983). It’s not as well known as Henry but it’s a fantastic one in the subgenre...the camerawork in particular is incredible for a low budget psycho movie. Acting, cinematography, everything is on point in “Angst”
 

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Cool... care to share what you thought of it?
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Well I love how his sister kicks f*CK outta them but it's a very sad scene ... I will analyse more and come back to u lol
I've seen the film more than once but I've been an alcoholic for quite some time and don't remember I'm the type to keep myself to myself when I'm on it an just watch film n that quite numb the now so find it hard to do anything thatbeven requires a tiny bit of deepness
 

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Damn, reading some of my own posts. I REALLY BADLY need to proof-read what I post lol. In my defence I have brain-damage and I'm also stoned 90% of the time xD.

The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) - 4 incompetant law enforcement officers - Very much a cross between the disturbing fake-snuff and found-footage genres. This movie is made up of interviews with police officers, criminal investigators, victims families etc and footage from the 2400 hours worth of home videos found in the home of the killer. If you listen to YouTube this movie is queen shit of disturbing movies. Meh. I felt nothing, but I'd put it somewhere in the middle of the Disturbing Movie Iceberg.
The character of Cheryl really makes this worth watching, though.

I have a question about this movie that has a big spoiler so I'm gonna put a spoiler warning here. **DO NOT READ THE REST OF THIS POST IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE (UNLESS YOU NEVER PLAN TO)**

So, "Cheryl's Interview" - what do you guys, think: an entirely broken person, or an almost entirely broken person who is a little wise? So while she's free (physically, anyway) we know that the guy is still out there and nobody has seen his face. I think she IS authentic when asking "what do you want me to say/feel?" in response to every question because for six years she has been TOLD what she feels and thinks and has been severely punished for being "wrong". She also knows he's out there and intends to come back for her. She SAYS he's coming back for her in a dreamy, Stockholm-Syndrome way...but let's say she's a little more there than we give her credit for. After her situation she would 100% believe he was gonna get her again. Even if he was dead, she'd still believe it because he's so in her head. So maybe she's pretending she believes he loves her and refuses to say anything else because she knows how badly she will be punished when he comes for her again if he thinks she is anything but the broken slave he made her into. Maybe she killed herself because she couldn't live with knowing she'd be his play-thing again. Maybe she declared her undying love for him in her suicide note just in case her suicide attempt failed or in case he would come after her family after her death.
We know she continued to torture herself while in hospital, but when we see this interview - "a few months later" - all the visible woulds - such as the lesions and lacerations on her face - have healed and we don't SEE any new ones. There is that infamous moment where she scratches her head and we see her hand is missing, but they purposely did not show her hands when she was rescued or in the hospital so we are left to question: did he do it to her, or did she do it to herself? My answer: 100% he did it. Her stump was competely healed. I've never cut off a part of myself but I used to self-mutilate and cut down to the bone in both arms and one thigh and severe, deep scarring stays a livid purple colour for a good couple of years before fading to white and "healing" somewhat.
 

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Prisoners (2013)

gyllenhaal and his character are good stuff. watched it because the scene of him grilling the mimic is posted on instagram so often. film's message is ok, but the plot stretches itself. and the dialogue is often corny.

i've seen people in real life that have that blinking tic.


Take Shelter

i like this michael shannon guy. he's great in the tom ford film.
 

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A Scanner Dakly, been a while, this film is so trippy, so gloomy, so surreal... And it's the only Philip K. Dick's movie adaptation which stick to the script and not just steal a concept from one of the many he wrote to make a sensational businessed piece of shity-art. I advise the book though, the feelings of paranoia and losing of identity are more tangibles
I’ve heard this from someone else. Might have to watch it.
Awww come on man, no one can deny the utter beauty and existentialism of Blade Runner: The Director's Cut. I literally just bought a new Bluray copy because my old DVD copy doesn't scale right on a 4k tv any longer.

Total Recall (1990) was fun too, sure a bit more, eh, commercial? But mad decent nonetheless.
Blade Runner is amazing.
I would feel differently if I really liked Blade Runner I suppose, but I don't.
Does not compute.
Rutger Hauer was the real gem of acting in BR
He absolutely was. I can’t believe he wrote the “Tears in Rain” monologue.
 

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The Yinyang Master (2021) <Netflix>

So, I may have made a mistake in watching this, as I see there is The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity (2020), though Netflix lists that as 2021 so I don't know really which came first. Anyway, I just watched teh one linked at the start of the post, so I'll talk to that. Viewing was done with really wide screen aspect, which I highly recommend as the visuals are perhaps the top feature of the film. I watched with English dubs (sue me, I wasn't up for the effort of native Chinese tonight) and English subs (to help verify the dubs). The story opens by explaining in ancient China Humans and Demons once lived together, until one Demon tried to rule all and was killed. Demons were then banished to a region while humans took the rest. At the time of the split, the super demon was killed but it's soul could not be vanquished so it collapsed into the Scale Stone, which was protected by the humans within a Bureau in charge of dealing with the demons and monsters. The opening sequence stunned me a bit with the incredible palate of colors, the CGI for the non-human characters (diverse, and feels about 98-99% great....just a little off at the edges, but VERY well conceived and executed), and of course the high-wire fighting sequences (not too much, not too little). This opening scene involves some guards delivering a treasure who are set upon by a group of demons in the woods, and the sequence introduces Qing Ming, who thru a few flashbacks is established as someone raised as one of the Bureau guards protecting the Scale Stone but was on duty the night it was nearly stolen. We find he has mixed blood of half demon, half human which he struggles to control; while he has the support of Chief (head of Bureau and former female friend). I'm spinning out a bit here, let me step back. Bottom line, the 2h does not drag (much), there is a constant filling of the screen with colors and images that harken back to ancient China and show a huge investment in creating an epic tale across a huge canvas. The storyline isn't predictable, and was in fact quite refreshing as we watch QingMing deal with his role between the worlds; and the climax forces him into a few unseen decision points and changes. But I also have to call back to the extremely large cast of human and monster characters, not many are major but they all have a part and do it rather well. Not a really deep film, though deeper than most fluff these days, especially if you'd like a bit more of the Chinese mystical belief set. Good fight and action scenes, really good characters, solid and interesting storyline. Very much recommended. If you aren't into these types of films, this won't change your mind. But if you are open to them, or perhaps enjoy them, this is one worth seeing, for sure. 8.5/10.

I'll see about watching the other soon and advise which should come first :\
 

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hydroazuanacaine said:
Take Shelter


Love that film.

cduggles said:
Does not compute.

I used to like it (Blade Runner) more than I do now. I'm probably being too harsh. It's definitely a work of art, I just don't find it that entertaining. I feel the same way about 2001. Almost every individual scene in BR is perfect. Leon with the turtle lying on it's back in the sun. Sebastian and his little friends. The old Asian guy that makes eyeballs for synthetic animals... and obviously the whole Jesus thing with Roy Batty. But - I have to say - I've always hated when they zoom in on that photo.
 
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I feel the same way about 2001.
I can get where you're coming from with this. 2001 is in my top favorite films, but for being only 2hr long, it sure does drag... I just like to watch it mostly when I'm peaking on LSD and want to question creation lol. Some of my favorite films of all time are hard to re-watch over and over i.e. Apocalypse Now: Redux.
 

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@TheLoveBandit

The original film is required viewing, particularly since you took the time to watch the various Sniper sequels. The world building in Blade Runner is perfect. It is a very specific dystopian future, which (considering the sheer number of sci-fi films being produced these days) is quite an accomplishment. It has a lot going for it, but I still find it underwhelming. I used to focus more on artistic merit than enjoyment. Ideally, I think, there should be a balance. I've seen enough films and read enough novels. It is very unlikely something is going to change my mind at this point. It happens, but that's not what I'm looking for in a story. I want escapism. I specifically don't want overt political messages in my entertainment. I also don't really want art. Blade Runner is too bleak but it is a beautiful experiment. Blade Runner 2049, on the other hand, is just garbage. YMMV.
 

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Mean Girls (2004) - 5 stars - I've probably seen this movie like 10 times since it came out (I was under 12 - the rating in the UK - so my cousin snuck me in to see it at the cinema) and I love it just as much every time. Let's be honest, teen comedies are often shit. But even if you hate those movies, you'll like this. I've actually never spoke to anybody that didn't like this movie.
I think everybody knows the plot?

TQ's:

Little Redneck Kid: And on the third day, God invented the Remington bolt-action Rifle, so man could fight the dinosaurs. And the homosexuals.

Karen: You're from Africa...so why are you white?
Gretchen: Oh my God, Karen, you can't just ask people why they're white!

Student: Nice wig, Janice. What's it made out of?
Janice: YOUR MOM'S CHEST HAIR!

Damian: She doesn't even go here

Student: One time Regina George punched me in the face. It was awesome!

Coach Carr: Don't have sex, because you will get pregnant and die! Don't have sex in the missionary position, don't have sex standing up, just don't do it, OK, promise? OK, now everybody take some rubbers.
[later]
Coach Carr: At your age, you're going to have a lot of urges. You're going to want to take off your clothes, and touch each other. But if you do touch each other, you *will* get chlamydia... and die.

Bethany: Somebody wrote in that book that I'm lying about being a virgin, 'cause I use super-jumbo tampons, but I can't help it if I've got a heavy flow and a wide-set vagina!
 
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