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    Nobody Knows I'm Here

    An extremely overweight man withdraws from society after a traumatic experience in childhood. It's my favourite kind of film, where everything isn't spelled out and explained, but you see enough to figure out the bits you don't see, which for me always makes it very realistic, as if there really is a whole world and lives happening.

    The ending was slightly surreal and bizarre, but not so far out of the realms of possibility that it was silly.

    As with all good films that deal with rejection, loneliness and loss, it made me cry : )

    8/10

    #2
    I liked An American Pickle, that is the best movie I recently saw, but have seen better movies over the years. Pretty good though. A man falls into a vat of pickles and is preserved for 100 years.

    https://youtu.be/JBC0pTh6GDM
    Last edited by Beach Ball Bitch; 09-02-2020, 01:54 PM.

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    • Pete's Draggun
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      This video is private

    #3
    Sooo, the what are you watching thread is for tv series etc. and this one specific for movies?

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    • Din Djarin
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      J Ruth Duly noted, ma'am!

    • Undies
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      Someone needs to create a "debate semantics" thread.

    • Din Djarin
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      'SWIM'

    #4
    Total Recall
    with
    Arnold

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      #5
      Someone needs to create a thread. Asmo has the best answer or question for everything. Just ask him, you will see

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      • Din Djarin
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        Thanks for acknowledging, i guess :P

      #6
      I saw an interesting Gary Cooper flick today, Task Force (1949)


      At 1:30 the movie shifts from B&W to color. Kind of like Flowers & Trees by Walt Disney did. The film follows a naval pilot's experience with carriers from the beginning (biplanes) to well after Midway. At the beginning, the film runs like an older B&W, even with people walking too fast etc. So I figure the film was an artistic expression. They also age the cast very well, even when it shifts to color.

      I'd almost call this a film study.

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        #7
        And yet, there's more weirdness to be found. This time it's a flick called Assassin 33AD


        Of all the ways to push an odd Christian agenda, this takes the cake. Imagine a story where time travel is discovered and a psychotic asshole wants to go back to 33AD and execute Christ so that the resurrection will never take place. OK, I KNOW it sounds dull as fuck, and it drags in a few places. It's also a lot of good, but unknown actors.

        What was interesting was how they handled the theory of nested timelines. It's well made visually for a 3 star 2020 flick. The plot is pretty thin, but the twists are interesting as is the violence and gun play. Then there's the team full of sticks. I think it's supposed to be a pro-Christian bit of propaganda, but it does so with an evil Muslim villain.

        So the product placement is real obvious, but it was in Ben Hur as well. Suck it up. It has likable characters.

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        • WritersPanic
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          The silent version of Ben Hur had 42 cameras during the race in the area. Unheard of in a time when 2 or 3 cameras were considered a luxury for film makers. The next person to use so many cameras was Howard Hughes decades later. I have it on DVD. It was also the most expensive silent film in history and was made in Italy and Hollywood. The shots of the parades down narrow Italian streets is convincing.

          Check this out, a trailer for the silent film!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmXkN8VNTnc

          I didn't know they made trailers that far back.

        • Din Djarin
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          Oh my oh my, when I said original one i was talking about the 1959 one!!
          The 2016 one is the dissapointing one

        • WritersPanic
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          Movies are kind of my thing. I still go to theaters every so often because there's just nothing like seeing an epic film on a massive screen. Ted Turner used to have a theater that played Gone with the Wind, every day. It was the best way to see just how amazingly detailed that film is. Another reason the silent Ben Hur is significant is because it's made with motorized cameras instead of hand cranked cameras. They were cranked at a "waltz" rate in an attempt to standardize the cameras to match mass-produced projectors. It was impossible, of course, so you get that ants on a mound kind of walking and such because they were often turning the crank too slowly.

          As for the color era, don't forget Spartacus!

        #8
        Marriage Story

        i like Scarlett Johansson and find her annoying simultaneously. This film did a great job of portraying how fucked up the divorce game can be, and how lawyers encourage lies and revenge. Nothing groundbreaking but really well acted and written.

        7/10

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          • Din Djarin
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            Never heard of. So pre italian influence most likely :P Is there an antihero?

          #10
          Originally posted by J Ruth View Post
          Marriage Story

          i like Scarlett Johansson and find her annoying simultaneously. This film did a great job of portraying how fucked up the divorce game can be, and how lawyers encourage lies and revenge. Nothing groundbreaking but really well acted and written.

          7/10
          I watched this a few months ago. I enjoyed it and I think Scarlett Johansson is a good actress but I feel the same about her, something about her is slightly annoying.

          I really like Adam Driver and found I was more sympathetic to his character in this movie than Scarlett Johansson's character

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            #11
            Well, technically, it was Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, which followed Police Academy.

            But the night before, I watched Can't Hardly Wait. One of my faves.

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            • Pete's Draggun
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              Many many great one-liners in 2

            #12
            Redbad (about a frisian king in the 800s)



            It's pretty bad despite a lot of good efforts. It's a dutch movie, and they managed to get Jonathan Banks to play in it. He couldn't save it :P

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            • Pete's Draggun
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              I've heard of BBad , but redbad? 🤔

            #13
            Originally posted by Din Djarin View Post
            Redbad (about a frisian king in the 800s)



            It's pretty bad despite a lot of good efforts. It's a dutch movie, and they managed to get Jonathan Banks to play in it. He couldn't save it :P
            What did you think of Riphagen? Mein Deutsche ist Scheiss, but I seem to follow Dutch fairly well. In a movie anyway, likely a very generic dialect. I thought Riphagen was well made. It had one of the things that adds realism in ways Hollywood doesn't, actual towns and buildings that are very very old paired with narrow roads through unspoiled countryside.

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            • Din Djarin
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              Yes, Riphagen is quality stuff! Damn, such a nasty guy: and based on reality..

            #14
            Originally posted by Meliai View Post

            I watched this a few months ago. I enjoyed it and I think Scarlett Johansson is a good actress but I feel the same about her, something about her is slightly annoying.

            I really like Adam Driver and found I was more sympathetic to his character in this movie than Scarlett Johansson's character
            Yes, me too. I mean, I saw her characters' side of it.. But I felt like that's her problem, that she got dragged into a life that wasn't quite what she wanted. It was all fair enough.. So she realised and decided to leave.. But then SHE went first to the lawyer and made it get all fucked up.. And he ended up suffering the most.. Losing his Broadway show etc.

            Did you ever see Blue Valentine? Also very good acting. I believe parts were semi improvised. Same themes.. And left me with the same feeling.. Of like. Yes both were at fault and I can see her side, but damn women are bitches. Hahaha.

            ​​​​

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            • Meliai
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              I have not seen Blue Valentine. But I agree, women be bitches sometimes haha
              Autocorrect tried to censor me and change bitches to hitches

            #15
            Adam Driver ruined the third Star wars trilogy. Even Adam Sandler would have made a more convincing bad guy :P (but for real)

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