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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dhex » 07 Jun 2018, 10:54

This was last year.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Jennifer » 08 Jun 2018, 04:05

Finally got around to watching the Ghostbusters reboot. Not great, but not bad -- and certainly not worth the vitriolic rage it inspired in some quarters.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by thoreau » 08 Jun 2018, 11:25

Jennifer wrote:Finally got around to watching the Ghostbusters reboot. Not great, but not bad -- and certainly not worth the vitriolic rage it inspired in some quarters.
Wrong thread

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thoreau wrote:
08 Jun 2018, 11:25
Jennifer wrote:Finally got around to watching the Ghostbusters reboot. Not great, but not bad -- and certainly not worth the vitriolic rage it inspired in some quarters.
Wrong thread

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The requested topic does not exist.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by thoreau » 08 Jun 2018, 12:03

Well shit. I created a thread titled "It's true, your honor, these Ghostbusters have no dicks" a while ago. It exists, but linking from Tapatalk is hard.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 08 Jun 2018, 14:02

thoreau wrote:
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Well shit. I created a thread titled "It's true, your honor, these Ghostbusters have no dicks" a while ago. It exists, but linking from Tapatalk is hard.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Jennifer » 11 Jun 2018, 02:50

I watched They Live the other night. (I was already familiar with the story, and saw bits and pieces of it, but I don't think I ever actually watched the whole thing from start to finish before.)

I would really like to read or watch a well-done sequel that picks up exactly where the movie ends, and shows what happens in the days and weeks afterward.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dhex » 11 Jun 2018, 07:22

You can't ruin perfection by strangling ambiguity. I mean you can but no one should.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Warren » 11 Jun 2018, 10:09

Logan Lucky

I was expecting better.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dead_elvis » 11 Jun 2018, 13:32

Watched The Strange Love of Martha Ivers. Great cast- Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas. Miklos Rosza did the music. Felt a little slow at times but a great ending payoff.

Also watched Beat the Devil. Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Robert Morley, Gina Lollobrigida. I felt it loses some steam near the end but still, entertaining movie, great lines, and one gets the sense that everyone was having a good time with it.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 12 Jun 2018, 00:52

dbcooper wrote:
07 Jun 2018, 08:19
dhex wrote:
07 Jun 2018, 07:48
i know someone who taught basic instinct for a feminism and film class.
I think it's a popular "text" for that. She exploits the male gaze and ego, and leads them around by their dicks.
See, also, Body Heat.

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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dbcooper » 12 Jun 2018, 06:19

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 00:52
dbcooper wrote:
07 Jun 2018, 08:19
dhex wrote:
07 Jun 2018, 07:48
i know someone who taught basic instinct for a feminism and film class.
I think it's a popular "text" for that. She exploits the male gaze and ego, and leads them around by their dicks.
See, also, Body Heat.
Indeed. Steamy as hell.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by JD » 12 Jun 2018, 10:16

Watched the new Fahrenheit 451 last night. It's OK, but I feel like it could have benefited from another round of sitting down and thinking about before it was created. The good: Michael Shannon is great, Michael B. Jordan is pretty good, and some of the cinematography is really stunning. The not-so-good: A lot of stuff seems to have been thrown in for flavor but not really thought out or explained well; there are a few major plot changes that don't work so well.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Eric the .5b » 12 Jun 2018, 17:30

dbcooper wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 06:19
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Reverse image search gives me "architecture".

Which kinda makes sense; that's totally an angle a lot of architectural beauty shots use.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dbcooper » 16 Jun 2018, 10:48

Ohhhhhh ...

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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Warren » 16 Jun 2018, 12:29

Incredibles 2
I don't know why I had to wait 15 years for this. It's a worthy squeal. Stays in it's lane but on a different road.
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Trailers were all for children's movies. Ugh, kids movies look dismal. LEAVE THE GRINCH ALONE GODDAMNIT The Chuck Jones version was definitive. The sole bright spot is Ralph Breaks the Internet.

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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Andrew » 18 Jun 2018, 11:57

Watched The Limey again. It'd been a while. Such a good movie. Getting Stamp, Fonda, and Newman all in it was an amazing trick.

Also, this was the first time I noticed that "King Midas in Reverse" is played when Fonda's character is introduced. Cleverness on someone's part.

Until reading just now on wiki, I had no clue that Nicky Katt's sidekick is Joe Dallesandro. Holy shit.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by thoreau » 20 Jun 2018, 01:05

I finally saw American Graffiti.

I think it's the best film that Lucas ever directed.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Jennifer » 20 Jun 2018, 18:09

Saw the "Rise" and "Dawn" of the Planet of the Apes reboot, which were pretty good, and also likely to make good fodder for some student 100 years hence writing terms papers about the American zeitgeist back in the day -- IIRC, in the original Planet of the Apes movie, what ruined humanity and gave rise to the rest of the apes was a nuclear war; in the reboot, it was a genetically engineered virus.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dbcooper » 28 Jun 2018, 00:36

Don Johnson was good fun in the otherwise mediocre Guilty as Sin.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Jennifer » 28 Jun 2018, 01:28

Went on a John Carpenter kick and watched Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness. I know the latter is not very popular among Carpenter fans, but I'd always thought it was one of the better Lovecraft-style movies I've seen. Hadn't seen PoD before; had I seen it when it was new, it definitely would've scared the hell out of me.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Jasper » 28 Jun 2018, 12:41

Jennifer wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 01:28
Went on a John Carpenter kick and watched Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness. I know the latter is not very popular among Carpenter fans, but I'd always thought it was one of the better Lovecraft-style movies I've seen. Hadn't seen PoD before; had I seen it when it was new, it definitely would've scared the hell out of me.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dhex » 28 Jun 2018, 13:49

dbcooper wrote:
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Ohhhhhh ...

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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Jennifer » 28 Jun 2018, 14:13

Jasper wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 12:41
Jennifer wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 01:28
Went on a John Carpenter kick and watched Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness. I know the latter is not very popular among Carpenter fans, but I'd always thought it was one of the better Lovecraft-style movies I've seen. Hadn't seen PoD before; had I seen it when it was new, it definitely would've scared the hell out of me.
Along with his The Thing, they make what he calls his "apocalypse trilogy". Fan of all of them.
Yeah, I only learned about PoD when reading about Madness and The Thing (both of which I'd seen already). I especially liked the whole "alien Jesus/subatomic evil" angle of PoD; I don't know if there's an actual name for the trope "taking longstanding legends or stories and inventing a new explanation for them," but I've always liked it.
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