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Posted by Darth Satanious, 12.11.2014 - 23:47
Written by Azarath on 12.11.2014 at 22:13

Whenever a person brings up Alien 3, the rules of the internet dictate that someone should recommend the Assembly Cut. Since no one has done so yet, it guess it falls on me.

Watch the Assembly Cut, people.

Written by Darth Satanious on 11.11.2014 at 11:19

I finished watching the third RoboCop film. I can't understand how anyone would consider this film better than RoboCop 2

I'm fairly sure nobody considers that to be the case.


"But, at the very least, RoboCop 3 works as a popcorn movie—something part two couldn't even manage."

http://www.reelfilm.com/robocop3.htm
17.06.2022 - 22:36
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by BitterCOld on 17.06.2022 at 21:44

Between action and CGI it's almost a cross between like 80s US action and MCU CGI fests. Only with an engaging story. And a 5 min dance sequence in the middle as well as during the end/credits.
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Tweeted out asking for other Indian movie suggestions, as a lot of Indian people have been responding positively to Western tweets saying they enjoyed the movie... and the RRR Official blue check account slid into my DM's with a couple suggestions.

Haha, awesome
I honestly only watched it once and that was about 5 years ago, so I don't remember what CGI you're talking about - I only remember the dancing and that one scene where the camera switched between the two main lovers and in every shot each of them is wearing something different as they sing to one another (one of them was in a desert is I recall correctly)
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22.06.2022 - 19:07
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
Written by BitterCOld on 17.06.2022 at 21:44

Written by F3ynman2000 on 17.06.2022 at 17:27

Written by BitterCOld on 08.06.2022 at 18:44

R-R-R. 3 hour Indian flick. Carve out the time and watch it if you like spectacle and over the top action. Really enjoyed it.

My only exposure to Bollywood was when I once watched K3G (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham) - those were some entertaining 3 hours and 30 minutes


My first "Bollywood" as well, but one that is crushing it internationally. Between action and CGI it's almost a cross between like 80s US action and MCU CGI fests. Only with an engaging story. And a 5 min dance sequence in the middle as well as during the end/credits.


Well, it's a Telugu production film. It doesn't fall into a Bollywood spectrum 'cause it doesn't come from Bombay film production nor is made in Bombay(Mumbai).

I won't blame you(or any other) for incorrect labeling as Indian film/music scene is pretty much occupied by Bollywood. In some instances, punjabi music gets shadowed by the bollywood music scene.
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23.06.2022 - 05:07
BitterCOld
The Ancient One
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 22.06.2022 at 19:07

Well, it's a Telugu production film. It doesn't fall into a Bollywood spectrum 'cause it doesn't come from Bombay film production nor is made in Bombay(Mumbai).

I won't blame you(or any other) for incorrect labeling as Indian film/music scene is pretty much occupied by Bollywood. In some instances, punjabi music gets shadowed by the bollywood music scene.


Chris Gore of Film Threat was talking the picture up and explained India has essentially like two competing entities/cultures making films - as opposed to just Hollywood in the US. And this competition is a good thing.

Won't be for a while as we're off on vacation soon, but will be checking Bahubali or whatever - Netflix seems to have issues with spelling it Baahubail or Bahubali. And I guess The Beginning/Part 1 has like three different options on Netflix US... but for my non-VPN Playstation, which we normally watch from, Brazil only has II.
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15.07.2022 - 20:23
Metren
Dreadrealm
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

It was Kubrick’s last masterpiece and has become one of my favorite films after my second time watching and absorbing it. It’s Kubrick, so obviously the film is visually stunning, superbly colorful, but stunning. One haunting mise-en-scène followed by another and then by another until the film ends. As far as I can tell, the colors symbolize: red = passion or lust, green = disease and death, blue = disclosure or simply, truth. There’s surely more to the colors than I can discern, though. As far as the performances go, I suggest we may actually underrate Kubrick as a director of actors as evidenced by how good Tom Cruise (normally a decent actor at best) is in the film. All he does in many scenes is a more tragic/misty-eyed version of “The Kubrick Stare” and it works like a (really depressing) charm. The soundtrack is great too, as is the way the music is used to create tension and to recall previous crucial moments in the story.

It’s a shame this film was so horribly inappropriately marketed as some kind of erotic thriller after Kubrick’s’ death. Had that not been the case, it might have a better reputation, which it absolutely deserves.

Also, like Steven Spielberg once said, I too will never understand people who claim Kubrick was “not an emotional director.”
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30.07.2022 - 21:11
no one

Finding Joseph I: The HR From Bad Brains Documentary

I've been wanting to watch this for a long time and was pretty disappointed. Hr struggles with mental illness (after a lot of acid imo) for a long time and no one does anything about it for a long time, then finally he gets a wife who sends him to the doctor to get some meds which fixes him.
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31.07.2022 - 21:00
Metren
Dreadrealm
Logan (2017)

It’s strange to reflect on how profoundly I disliked this one when it came out. The elements that sucked about Logan still suck, but dull and inefficient villains and an extremely bleak and depressing tone don’t change that it’s a well-made film. The cinematography is wonderful with gorgeous nature shots and exquisite lighting in most scenes and blocking is generally clever too. I appreciate how the only time Caliban and Logan/Wolverine sit together and talk, they are facing away from one another, indicating how they don’t see eye-to-eye on matters and even lack respect for each other. I love how the decisive battle is not a headache-inducing over-the-top special effects nightmare, it’s very subdued compared to something like The Avengers or Man Of Steel. 7.5/10
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13.08.2022 - 07:40
no one

The Northman

Amazing cinematography and all that, but it doesn't really matter when the storyline is a boring revenge story.
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23.09.2022 - 16:28
doez
Hallucigenia
My local cinema aired The End of Evangelion yesterday and it was absolutely fantastic. Getting to see it on the big screen was truly breathtaking. I had not seen the movie in 2 years so my memories weren't all that fresh but wow did the movie impress me even more than the first time, I loved it
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23.09.2022 - 18:15
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Written by doez on 23.09.2022 at 16:28

My local cinema aired The End of Evangelion yesterday and it was absolutely fantastic. Getting to see it on the big screen was truly breathtaking. I had not seen the movie in 2 years so my memories weren't all that fresh but wow did the movie impress me even more than the first time, I loved it

But did you understand it?
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23.09.2022 - 20:12
doez
Hallucigenia
Written by Karlabos on 23.09.2022 at 18:15

But did you understand it?

It definitely felt clearer than the last time I watched it, but understanding it fully is another step above haha
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27.09.2022 - 14:13
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
So yesterday I watched the 2003 movie "The Core". In the movie, the liquid outer core of the Earth has stopped rotating and so has stopped producing the Earth's magnetic field. This leads to disasters like thunderstorms and solar flares burning up cities. To save the world, a group of scientists get funding from the US government to build a tunneling vehicle that they'll use to tunnel to the Earth's core and detonate a series of nuclear explosions to make the liquid core rotate again.

Despite critic websites given negative reviews of the movie, I really liked it. I enjoyed the premise because I'd taken a class in geophysics and could follow along pretty well with the logic of the movie. The characters were sympathetic and diverse in their perspectives, leading to arguments among the team that felt natural and not contrived. Plus, (avoiding spoilers) there were several emotional moments when some of the team have to sacrifice themselves to keep the mission going. Also, considering that this movie was made almost 20 years ago, the special effects of the cities suffering from natural disasters were pretty impressive.

I'm really fond of 90's and early 2000's movies because they nailed the art of effective, captivating storytelling. Take any high-budget movie or TV series of today (Star Wars Sequels, Thor Love and Thunder, SheHulk, Rings of Power, Andor) and you'll see that they have unlikable characters, forced humor, a plot that is too complicated or feels contrived - and they aren't effective in their time-management: either explaining way too little to go straight to the action scenes or making unnecessarily long scenes of exposition or scenes where the plot doesn't move forward.

Now take almost any movie of the 90s and early 2000s (Terminator, Independence Day, The Fugitive, Die Hard, Se7en, The Shawshank Redemption, Spider-Man, The Dark Knight ) and you'll see how in a short amount of time they are able to establish the plot, the characters' personalities and struggles, and are able to hook the viewer. The premise of the story can be simple yet still be gripping and thought-provoking. The camerawork is more calm, subtle, and artistic (even in action movies) instead of just shaky in order to hide the fake action scenes

That's why, in my opinion, an arguably B-movie like "The Core" is still better than most high-budget movies of today.
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