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Watched Border last night. It's weird, but I really liked it; I thought it was extremely well-made. It's a kind of movie I don't think could or would be made here in America (it's Swedish), and I think it says something that it was directed by someone who is himself an immigrant It's really difficult to say anything specific about it without spoiling it, though. It follows a woman who works a dreary job as a customs officer, and lives with her lazy, boorish boyfriend; her life revolves around her job, putting up with her useless boyfriend, and visiting her elderly father in the nursing home. But she seems to be able to sniff out emotions in people, which helps her at her job. She is also, to be blunt, extremely ugly: she tells people that she has a chromosomal abnormality, and is also unable to have children as a result of it. But then one day at work she runs into a man who looks a lot like her, and has kind of a smirking, knowing attitude; she invites him into her life and everything changes.

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Andrew wrote:
29 Oct 2018, 13:56
Hugh Akston wrote:
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Andrew wrote:
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Hugh Akston wrote:
28 Oct 2018, 23:24
I wanted to get a horror movie for Halloween, but the It remake turned out to be a kids adventure story.
You should've gone with Dead Ringers.
I've always been pretty meh on Cronenberg tbh.
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Mandy was fucking rad.

Was great to see something that took advantage of what digital cameras can do. Especially given that it was set in the past.
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dbcooper wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 02:31
Mandy was fucking rad.
LOL You funny. Barry Manilow was many things, okay he was one thing, but rad wasn't it.
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Deathgasm was OK.
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Even for me this might be a little much:
ONE HEAT MINUTE is the podcast examining Michael Mann's 1995 crime saga HEAT, minute by minute.
https://oneheatminute.com/podcast/2017/ ... pisode-100
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I saw Atlas Shrugged pt 1 in the theater.
I saw Atlas Shrugged pt 2 in my living room.
I did not hate them. Don't @ me.

I saw Atlas Shrugged pt 3 last night.
Oh dear. It's not just bad. If you liked the book, you'll hate the movie. If you didn't like the book, the movie might work for you as a comedy.
I didn't so much like the book, but it was a part of my coming of age and philosophical evolution. I slogged through the movie, and after I resigned myself to its awfulness, was able to relax and enjoy bits of it. Laura Regan was probably the best thing about it. The Hannity, Beck, and Paul cameos were surreal. They all played themselves. Probably improvising their parts.
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The baboon scene from The Omen was very, very good.
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Do I need to see Escape From New York if I've never seen it before?
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Ellie wrote:
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Do I need to see Escape From New York if I've never seen it before?
No
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Ellie wrote:
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Do I need to see Escape From New York if I've never seen it before?
Yes.
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Ellie wrote:
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Do I need to see Escape From New York if I've never seen it before?
Yes.
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Probably. If The Warriors is mandatory so is Escape.

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It's like reading the Bible, at the very least, it helps you understand other pop culture.
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The Warriors is like 1000x more mandatory than Escape.
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Escape from LA is a hard pass.
his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

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nicole wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 08:44
The Warriors is like 1000x more mandatory than Escape.
At most 2X

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JasonL wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 09:08
nicole wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 08:44
The Warriors is like 1000x more mandatory than Escape.
At most 2X
Not even.
Especially if you factor in the amount of rotation Warriors gets opposed to Escape.
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Like most Carpenter movies, Escape from NY is not very good. It's also not clear how influential it is, unlike The Thing, They Live, and Halloween. I would definitely put the Warriors ahead of Escape, even though they are pretty similar in quality.
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I thought I was being generous with 1000x since we're comparing a stylized, realist 70s movie about a journey through three boroughs of actual New York with an 80s movie shot in East St Louis about a post-apocalyptic Manhattan.
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nicole wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 10:46
I thought I was being generous with 1000x since we're comparing a stylized, realist 70s movie about a journey through three boroughs of actual New York with an 80s movie shot in East St Louis about a post-apocalyptic Manhattan.
Wait, there were criminal gangs of top-hatted mimes roaming New York at night in the 70s?
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tr0g wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 11:05
nicole wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 10:46
I thought I was being generous with 1000x since we're comparing a stylized, realist 70s movie about a journey through three boroughs of actual New York with an 80s movie shot in East St Louis about a post-apocalyptic Manhattan.
Wait, there were criminal gangs of top-hatted mimes roaming New York at night in the 70s?
I said stylized.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
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It's also not clear how influential it is, unlike The Thing, They Live, and Halloween.
Well, I haven't seen any of those, either. I fail at movies!
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The Thing is frickin' awesome, and, among other things, a reminder of how cool practical effects and matte paintings were at their height.
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Eric the .5b wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 13:42
The Thing is frickin' awesome, and, among other things, a reminder of how cool practical effects and matte paintings were at their height.
It's a gross out movie and therefore, special effects not withstanding, unawesome.
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