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    Quote Originally Posted by Substance242 View Post
    Fractured (Netflix), one of the worst movies I've seen - in a sense that it was very uncomfortable for me to watch, the movie is great. Strictly speaking probably nothing new but fuck me I was thinking "no no no no... or maybe? god please no..." the whole time, like almost everything I fear was in there.

    The whole movie reminded me of another movie I liked...down to the score even. Then I googled the director and realized this was the same director that did The Machinist with Christian Bale which I like better. This wasn’t a bad movie, but I felt like I saw it the first time with The Machinist. If you haven’t seen that one, you should.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pillfred View Post
    Didn't see a thread but Dr. Sleep was pretty solid. Not a perfect movie but for a King adaptation it was pretty good. Bits reminded me of the Librarian short story. Its interesting to see cross over elements from his various works.
    i've never read a king book (my wife has read quite a few, including the shining and doctor sleep). we re-watched the shining before going to the theater for doctor sleep last week (early screening) and she and i both really enjoyed it. interesting story, great connections to the original movie (and apparently incorporated parts of the original shining book that didn't make it into that film), and wonderfully creepy but also fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Villain View Post
    Wondering if someone not new, like me can start a best films of the decade thread. I don't know the proper etiquette for posting threads as a newb
    just go into whatever subsection of the forum you'd like and start a new thread! make sure you spell your thread title right, though, because otherwise you'll have to ask an admin to change it later haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Villain View Post
    I'll just wait. I'll feel like i intruded to be honest. I'm sure one will pop up this or next month. Cheers!
    what? dude, no! that's not how this place works at all! i'd love to discuss that topic and i think it'd be great if you started the thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Villain View Post
    I'm too .... Nervous, fuck that shit.. you do it and I'll talk about it with you....
    It'll hit or it'll miss. No worries.

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    I just wanted to get this out of my system, and will probably re-visit it much later. It was just that disturbing, where mere words can't simply describe it. I'm also aware it's a novel, and I might be tempted to read through it because I've always had a morbid sense of curiosity attached to me.

    Anyway, that movie is Johnny Got His Gun. Holy shit. Like many here, I can assume you also could've heard of it because of Metallica's One.

    It is a true mindfuck and horror film in every sense of those words, aside from being an anti-war film. It was to the point I had to skip around it or even tap out and just do something else, but I know I'm going to have this shit on the back of my mind for life.

    It certainly helps me appreciate even the littlest of things, while sometimes even motivating me do my best if and whenever I still can, but my God, talk about being mindfucked for life. I was also aware of such things way before seeing that movie, but such thoughts are usually repressed and dodged, but this movie just brought it on home.
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    ^^Yeeeeahhh. No thanks.

    I also can't watch The Diving Bell and the Butterfly for the same reason: locked-in syndrome is legit one of my biggest fears in life. There is almost nothing I won't want in terms of its subject matter or how disturbing it is, I have seen some super, super dark and depressing and fucked up movies but that subject? Nooooo thank you. The one thing I will not watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theruiner View Post
    locked-in syndrome is legit one of my biggest fears in life.
    Have you watched "Awakenings"?

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    Just finished watching "Dolemite Is My Name" and I liked it. Good performances, good story.

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    watched High Life (meh) & Sorry To Bother You (yay!) this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLobster View Post
    Have you watched "Awakenings"?
    Yes! Saw it when I was a kid. I really enjoyed it but haven't seen it since. That one I could watch. It's specifically locked-in syndrome that terrifies me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theruiner View Post
    Yes! Saw it when I was a kid. I really enjoyed it but haven't seen it since. That one I could watch. It's specifically locked-in syndrome that terrifies me.
    Fair enough. I actually have a movement disorder that is caused by lack of dopamine and so to see the liberation of the patients due to L-Dopa, that was very gratifying.

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    saw Doctor Sleep last night.
    The movie was steamy!
    I was surprised at how well done it was. Going into the third act I thought that if they can stick the landing that this will go down as a great movie. And they almost do.
    It's a solid flick. The best Shinning sequel that any one could have hoped for.

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    I finished up both seasons of Cobra Kai over the weekend. Got to be honest, I don't think I watched any of the Karate Kid movies with interest past the age of 10, so it took me a little while to be sold on even watching it, but I was surprisingly hooked within the first couple episodes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onthewall2983 View Post
    I finished up both seasons of Cobra Kai over the weekend. Got to be honest, I don't think I watched any of the Karate Kid movies with interest past the age of 10, so it took me a little while to be sold on even watching it, but I was surprisingly hooked within the first couple episodes.
    a nice, nostalgic, light show to watch. i like it as an alternative to the generally more dense stuff I gravitate towards.

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    It actually gets pretty heavy towards the end of the 2nd season, but it is certainly that way aesthetically speaking. Very digital California show, everything is lit brightly, even at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onthewall2983 View Post
    It actually gets pretty heavy towards the end of the 2nd season, but it is certainly that way aesthetically speaking. Very digital California show, everything is lit brightly, even at night.
    and EVERYONE is good looking. And everyone's outfits look brand new in every scene, part. the kids.

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    Its dark and intense.

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    I watch South Park and Rick and Morty

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    I re-watched the entire Ring trilogy (Japanese) over Hallowe'en. Didn't find it scary in the slightest. First film is sloooow and the kid somehow manages to be both silent and annoying at the same time. Still good. I like drama and subtlety more than jumpscares, so this worked for me. Second film ends on a huge anticlimax that was never resolved as far as I know. I actually enjoyed Ring 0 the most. It just hung together better as a film, I felt.

    Other things I've watched recently:

    Nightcrawler
    Ex Machina
    Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (not the greatest thing ever, but better than it had any right to be)

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    Quote Originally Posted by katara View Post
    I re-watched the entire Ring trilogy (Japanese) over Hallowe'en. Didn't find it scary in the slightest. First film is sloooow and the kid somehow manages to be both silent and annoying at the same time. Still good. I like drama and subtlety more than jumpscares, so this worked for me. Second film ends on a huge anticlimax that was never resolved as far as I know. I actually enjoyed Ring 0 the most. It just hung together better as a film, I felt.

    Other things I've watched recently:

    Nightcrawler
    Ex Machina
    Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (not the greatest thing ever, but better than it had any right to be)
    What did you think of nightcrawler and ex machina?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Villain View Post
    What did you think of nightcrawler and ex machina?
    I enjoyed them both. Nightcrawler a tad more. Jake Gyllenhaal was especially chilling in a kind-of subdued American Psycho-like performance.
    Ex Machina felt like an extended episode of Black Mirror, in a good way.

    Without spoiling too much, I found it interesting that both films had something in common: men being disgusting towards women. I'm sure it's nothing but a weird coincidence, it's just funny that I watched them practically back-to-back.
    Despite this, both films were still very well done.

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    Started watching the latest season of "The Toys That Made Us".

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    I'll tell you what I'm not watching....watchmen. my crave app will not load episode 5. Its on my phone but not my Xbox (shows I like I like watching through the big t.v. and speakers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by katara View Post
    I enjoyed them both. Nightcrawler a tad more. Jake Gyllenhaal was especially chilling in a kind-of subdued American Psycho-like performance.
    Ex Machina felt like an extended episode of Black Mirror, in a good way.

    Without spoiling too much, I found it interesting that both films had something in common: men being disgusting towards women. I'm sure it's nothing but a weird coincidence, it's just funny that I watched them practically back-to-back.
    Despite this, both films were still very well done.
    haven't seen nightcrawler but i like your interpretation of ex machina. the metaphor is relatively heavy-handed (the men are "real" people and the women are "fake" people) but it doesn't seem to be understood by a lot of people who see it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    also, don't know if you know, but the story was based on shakespeare's The Tempest

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    haven't seen nightcrawler but i like your interpretation of ex machina. the metaphor is relatively heavy-handed (the men are "real" people and the women are "fake" people) but it doesn't seem to be understood by a lot of people who see it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    also, don't know if you know, but the story was based on shakespeare's The Tempest
    Definitely got a Frankenstein vibe from Ex Machina, but that parallel to The Tempest completely passed me by! Makes the film even more interesting. Knowing that, I'd like to rewatch it at some point, perhaps along with Forbidden Planet. Monsters from the Id, and all that.

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    Ford v Ferrari (IMAX 2D): for me very very good, though Rush was even better.

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    This was pretty good. Def. did enough to hook me in that I had to know what happened to the daughter. The explanation gets a little too wonky for me, but this movie is still solid and had me deep within its grips for about 2/3's of the time. John Cho is really good in the lead role, part. bc its so hard to emote at times bc of the computer screen gimmick of the film. Great showing for the first time writer/directors too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbie solo View Post
    This was pretty good. Def. did enough to hook me in that I had to know what happened to the daughter. The explanation gets a little too wonky for me, but this movie is still solid and had me deep within its grips for about 2/3's of the time. John Cho is really good in the lead role, part. bc its so hard to emote at times bc of the computer screen gimmick of the film. Great showing for the first time writer/directors too.
    The YouTube channel / podcast I'm part of of interviewed the writers & director if you're interested.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadflax View Post
    The YouTube channel / podcast I'm part of of interviewed the writers & director if you're interested.
    that's not Underneath It All...

    (for real, though... i miss our podcast )

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