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Post by Hugh Akston » 14 Oct 2018, 17:32

I feel like there's a home-invasion horror movie to be made about a group of house-flippers trapped inside their half-demolished hot potato by a group of murderous millennials who are tired of being outbid by cash buyers and who want to drive home values down by turning them into murder houses.
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Post by JasonL » 14 Oct 2018, 21:26

Isn’t that the demsoc platform?

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Post by Kolohe » 14 Oct 2018, 22:37

Isn't that Tom Hanks The Money Pit plus Tom Hanks The 'Burbs minus Tom Hanks?
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Post by Eric the .5b » 15 Oct 2018, 10:18

Kolohe wrote:
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Isn't that Tom Hanks The Money Pit plus Tom Hanks The 'Burbs minus Tom Hanks?
I thought that was the first The Purge.
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Post by Number 6 » 15 Oct 2018, 15:01

Jasper wrote:
14 Oct 2018, 15:35
“The Haunting of Hill House” is really good, despite a few flaws. The retelling centers around a family that planned to flip Hill House, but fled after a particularly bad night in which the mother (played by Carla Gugino, *rowr*) died, and the now-adult children dealing with and confronting the trauma of that night. Told in the now-common ‘current & flashback’ parallel storylines. I’m a little “meh” on the zombie makeup used to portray ghosts, and the last two episodes probably could’ve been combined and edited to one. The last 30 minutes of the last episode was not needed, and ending sooner would have been better. Not a lot of jump-scares, which is a plus.
I read the book many years ago, and remember it as being more boring than anything. Perhaps it's worth a re-read before the viewing.
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Post by Jasper » 16 Oct 2018, 09:29

Number 6 wrote:
15 Oct 2018, 15:01
Jasper wrote:
14 Oct 2018, 15:35
“The Haunting of Hill House” is really good, despite a few flaws. The retelling centers around a family that planned to flip Hill House, but fled after a particularly bad night in which the mother (played by Carla Gugino, *rowr*) died, and the now-adult children dealing with and confronting the trauma of that night. Told in the now-common ‘current & flashback’ parallel storylines. I’m a little “meh” on the zombie makeup used to portray ghosts, and the last two episodes probably could’ve been combined and edited to one. The last 30 minutes of the last episode was not needed, and ending sooner would have been better. Not a lot of jump-scares, which is a plus.
I read the book many years ago, and remember it as being more boring than anything. Perhaps it's worth a re-read before the viewing.
There's not a lot of similarity between the classic story and this version, FWIW. In fact, the only tie-in are some character names, the big, spooky, Gothic mansion, and standard haunted-house stuff. They could have easily called it The House of Seven Gables or Hell House.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 29 Oct 2018, 00:23

Sabrina: first couple of episodes..... eh. It's good but not really spooky. 5.5 of 10. Its watchable. But its dangerously close to campy teenage love HOLY SHIT THIS GOT REALLY REALLY GREAT REALLY REALLY FAST.

Seriously. Was there a different director the first few episodes?
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Post by Jadagul » 29 Oct 2018, 01:23

Pham Nuwen wrote:
29 Oct 2018, 00:23
Sabrina: first couple of episodes..... eh. It's good but not really spooky. 5.5 of 10. Its watchable. But its dangerously close to campy teenage love HOLY SHIT THIS GOT REALLY REALLY GREAT REALLY REALLY FAST.

Seriously. Was there a different director the first few episodes?
There were definitely different directors, because most TV shows have different directors for each episode. But the directors aren't super important there.

There probably wasn't a new showrunner, which is the position that matters.

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Post by dhex » 30 Oct 2018, 11:49

Castlevania season 2 was slow but rather good. I'm surprised.
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I just learned about this today.
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Post by Ellie » 04 Nov 2018, 19:22

I am not the target market for Netflix spooky content, apparently. I watched about five minutes of The Haunting of Hill House and the dad was annoying me so much I was rooting for a ghost to get him. Switched over to Sabrina and hated it even more -- everybody is talking in huge infodumps and Kiernan Shipka CANNOT ACT.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 04 Nov 2018, 19:37

Ellie wrote:
04 Nov 2018, 19:22
I am not the target market for Netflix spooky content, apparently. I watched about five minutes of The Haunting of Hill House and the dad was annoying me so much I was rooting for a ghost to get him. Switched over to Sabrina and hated it even more -- everybody is talking in huge infodumps and Kiernan Shipka CANNOT ACT.
Goddammit ellie! Stop trying to make me hate you!

Also. Things were kinda on the fence for me till after episode 3. It gets really good after that.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 04 Nov 2018, 19:37

Pham Nuwen wrote:
04 Nov 2018, 19:37
Ellie wrote:
04 Nov 2018, 19:22
I am not the target market for Netflix spooky content, apparently. I watched about five minutes of The Haunting of Hill House and the dad was annoying me so much I was rooting for a ghost to get him. Switched over to Sabrina and hated it even more -- everybody is talking in huge infodumps and Kiernan Shipka CANNOT ACT.
Goddammit ellie! Stop trying to make me hate you!

Also. Things were kinda on the fence for me till after episode 3. It gets really good after that.
Sabrina that is.
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Post by Ellie » 04 Nov 2018, 22:07

But the infodumps, Pham, the infodumps! They should have called it the Chilling Adventures of As You Know, Bob.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 04 Nov 2018, 22:36

Sabrina is an anarcho-feminist parable, so it's not surprising that the exposition:action ratio is pretty high.
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Post by Kolohe » 04 Nov 2018, 23:00

https://goo.gl/images/TACaU5

We don't get netflix, but all I know about it is this male gazey picture.

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Post by Ellie » 05 Nov 2018, 00:43

Whoa, Jeff from Coupling is the evil dark high priest? I can't take this seriously. You can throw in all the spooky lighting and tilt-shift that you want, but I'm not going to be afraid of Caravan Shaker.
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Post by lunchstealer » 05 Nov 2018, 11:17

Oh, JEFFrey.
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Post by Jasper » 06 Nov 2018, 13:07

Sabrina was OK. I found it interesting that they found an actress who looks like the perfect blend of Melissa Joan Hart and Emma Watson.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 14 Nov 2018, 21:59

I liked Sabrina, but I was disappointed that the goofy tone of the trailer mostly didn't materialize.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 15 Nov 2018, 01:12

Hugh Akston wrote:
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I liked Sabrina, but I was disappointed that the goofy tone of the trailer mostly didn't materialize.
I feel the first 3 episodes reflected that tone from the trailer then shit got dark real quick.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 15 Nov 2018, 01:28

Pham Nuwen wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 01:12
Hugh Akston wrote:
14 Nov 2018, 21:59
I liked Sabrina, but I was disappointed that the goofy tone of the trailer mostly didn't materialize.
I feel the first 3 episodes reflected that tone from the trailer then shit got dark real quick.
That's fair. And there were some light moments in the later episodes (mostly surrounding Hilda), but the balance was way in favor of the darkness.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 15 Nov 2018, 09:51

Hugh Akston wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 01:28
Pham Nuwen wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 01:12
Hugh Akston wrote:
14 Nov 2018, 21:59
I liked Sabrina, but I was disappointed that the goofy tone of the trailer mostly didn't materialize.
I feel the first 3 episodes reflected that tone from the trailer then shit got dark real quick.
That's fair. And there were some light moments in the later episodes (mostly surrounding Hilda), but the balance was way in favor of the darkness.
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Post by JasonL » 15 Nov 2018, 14:39

It is also true that the lead can’t act.

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Post by Pham Nuwen » 15 Nov 2018, 15:00

JasonL wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 14:39
It is also true that the lead can’t act.
Soooooo the forced Gilmore girl attitude is herself? Huh.
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