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ghostfreak

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Actually a pretty decent horror I watched last night. One of those if you miss a few mins you’re screwed with the story type films.
 

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The thing about horror movies nowadays it's that they would work in a short-film because most concepts are great but ''horrorish'' executed. Same goes for adaptations, how they murdered like 10 Stephen King's movies with their design. Team Silent should come back and show people what horror movies are about. I still wait for that SH movie.
 

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I watched "Dark City" (1998 ) and it was pretty decent, although some of the CGI is obviously quite dated at this point. It was kind of a strange mix between a 50s Noir film, the film Inception, The Matrix and maybe a dash of Total Recall. It's essentially a sinister sci-fi noir film. I thought it was really quite original and I'm surprised that I hadn't heard of it until recently. It mostly kept me invested throughout and I was definitely trying to figure out what was going on for quite some time (though I did guess the ending about thirty minutes before the final scene). It offers an interesting perspective on dreams, memory, free will, our humanity etc. There was also some strong use of iconography. One mistake though, as much as I crush on her, was having Jennifer Connolly play a lounge singer, she just... can't sing really. I'd recommend giving it a shot, but only if you're willing to be a little bit forgiving about the special effects (both Fight Club and The Matrix came out a year later and those are films that have aged more gracefully). I reckon a 7.5/10

 

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One mistake though, as much as I crush on her, was having Jennifer Connolly play a lounge singer, she just... can't sing really
I wasn't sure if her bad singing was intentional.. because she wasn't actually a lounge singer, she was just injected with false memories that had her believing she was a lounge singer, so of course she couldn't actually sing.

I definitely got the matrix feel from this film - I believe Dark City was kind of a prototype to the Matrix. I think it also had a bit of a requiem for a dream feel to it as well, maybe from the characters or the accents.

I actually think the FX hold up quite well. The city morphing and twisting into different structures looks pretty badass still IMO.

Sleeep
 

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I wasn't sure if her bad singing was intentional.. because she wasn't actually a lounge singer, she was just injected with false memories that had her believing she was a lounge singer, so of course she couldn't actually sing.

I definitely got the matrix feel from this film - I believe Dark City was kind of a prototype to the Matrix. I think it also had a bit of a requiem for a dream feel to it as well, maybe from the characters or the accents.

I actually think the FX hold up quite well. The city morphing and twisting into different structures looks pretty badass still IMO.

Sleeep
I'm not sure the logic follows with Jennifer as a lounge singer being deliberately bad, otherwise everyone in Dark City would just inexplicably suck at what they do. I think it was just a bad choice in trying to cram it into more of a noir-y feel, but hey, that's my opinion. I definitely think you're right about it being sort of a Matrix prototype though and you could see how it likely influenced the Wachowskis. I enjoyed the film and I agree that the FX are quite good, with the exception of some of the end bits. The "cuing" force stuff coming out of their heads is really bad compared to today's standards. Again, maybe I'm being too harsh and it would definitely hit you differently in 1998 as opposed to 2020. Overall, good film though.

Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.
 

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Alright creature feature, doesn't arrive until near the end unfortunately but good use of being lost on English roads and lanes :p
 

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Sex After Kids (2013)

Indie film, and it shows. I can't even give you a storyline or plot....it's just following about 8-9 people through their relationships and reconnecting with others as they deal with life after having kids. Some are single, we have a gay couple and a mixed couple and a pair of grandparents. Some have some relatable issues, but at the get-go if you do not have kids you will NOT like this movie. If you DO have kids, there are plenty of laughable moments; however there isn't a lot of flow to the film as you jump from one set of people to another to another and back again. They do interweave, but we started off with a 10min scene that felt like it was dragging and wasn't going anywhere. Some foul language, no real sex (cinemax level of fakery for a bit), but overall a step below meh. Cannot recommend, even if you have kids and nothing to do with 90min of your life (is that even possible?). 3/10.
 

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Only watching this now lol, not sure if I've seen it years ago but it was a decent thriller and Marky Mark makes a good bad guy. Downside is the dog scene but we'll not go into that. Overall pretty good!
 

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Just rewatched Cannibal Holocaust (1980) (the completely uncut version) - I actually only rate it 4 stars instead of 4.5 or even 5 due to the (VERY REAL) animal cruelty/torture. I think by now everyone know that every scene of animal abuse/torture in the movie was really done to actual animals. This movie is actually the reason that - way back when - I started using torrent sites. I wanted to see the movie so much but I REFUSED to let the creators of this movie get a single penny from me because of the aforementioned reasons.
In the UK "uncut" version, they still have those animal scenes removed because they are so not okay.
All that aside I think it's a great movie and those animal scenes do (unfortunately) make the human torture and death seem all that more real.
Maybe just because this was the first of all of the 70's and early 80's cannibal subgenre movies that I saw but I think this is my favourite.
For anyone else who really liked this movie I'd recommend: Cannibal Ferox, Ultimo Mondo Cannibale and Mountain of the Cannibal God.
 

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Went to the theaters with my best friend when he visited last week, saw Tenet.

It might have been a good film... I can't say. Chris Nolan has kinda lost his stride in recent years. Anyways, I was on a cocktail of phenibut, O-DSMT, etizolam, and THC when I saw it, so about 30 minutes in I passed the fuck out hard and only woke up for explosive fight scenes... so I have no idea what the film was about. My sober friend said I didn't miss much lol. So I guess, 3/10 on 'keeping me awake during a hard nod' standards.
 

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Benny's Video - 4 stars - Directed by Michael Haneke, who also directed Funny Games (1997 in German and 2007 in English) and Surveillance (2002). It is one of those movie's where you're really better of going in not knowing the plot. I really enjoyed it, although the are a couple of boring scenes that really drag on (like that 15 minute wide-shot of the parents hobbling around the room doing fuck-all in Funny Games). Overall, a good movie but a minor warning that there is one scene in particular that personally didn't bother me at all but going from reviews seemed to be disturbing to most people. And this scene of violence is also VERY realistic looking, as is the aftermath.

I rewatched I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013) - 5 tortured rapists- Part of the reason I rated this 5 stars (out of 5) is because it more than succeeds in achieving what it set out to do: i.e. It is both very disturbing and also depressing. Every time I watch this (3 times since 2013, I don't watch it on a regular basis lol) I feel depressed and despair for the state of humanity because although this movie is fiction, the violent rape, torture and human trafficking are not. The first time I almost didn't finish this because while Jennifer certainly suffers in the first movie, Katie's suffering is worse and it literally goes on for FIFTY MINUTES. Thank God the revenge she gets is so satisfying. I don't wanna spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it, but if you've seen I Spit on Your Grave (2010) you know what you're in for (but, serious, worse).
 

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Just rewatched Cannibal Holocaust (1980) (the completely uncut version)
I won't begrudge them the animal torture, it's all they had back then and by the standards of the time it was more acceptable. Certainly not with today's standards, but I feel such things must be judged by what they knew and did back in the day, not today. Also, I ALWAYS have it confused in my head with Cannibal Ferox, as those are the only two I saw and I can't keep them distinct in my memory. I may need to go back and watch them again, see if I can separate them. Also somewhat liked Welcome to the Jungle (2007).


Benny's Video - 4 stars - Directed by Michael Haneke, who also directed Funny Games (1997 in German and 2007 in English) and Surveillance (2002).
LOVED the 1997 Funny Games, was disappointed with the 2007 remake, had no idea it was the same director and assumed it was an American rip off. If Benny and Surveillance (not heard of either) are in the same theme I may have to go check them out. Any recommendation on which one first?


I rewatched I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013) ...) I feel depressed and despair for the state of humanity because although this movie is fiction, the violent rape, torture and human trafficking are not. The first time I almost didn't finish this because while Jennifer certainly suffers in the first movie, Katie's suffering is worse and it literally goes on for FIFTY MINUTES. Thank God the revenge she gets is so satisfying.
I thought I'd seen all of these, including the 1978 original. May have to go back. Honestly, though, I have a lot of issue with the rape scenes, and am mostly looking for the revenge porn but more times than not come away disappointed.
 

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I won't begrudge them the animal torture, it's all they had back then and by the standards of the time it was more acceptable. Certainly not with today's standards, but I feel such things must be judged by what they knew and did back in the day, not today. Also, I ALWAYS have it confused in my head with Cannibal Ferox, as those are the only two I saw and I can't keep them distinct in my memory. I may need to go back and watch them again, see if I can separate them. Also somewhat liked Welcome to the Jungle (2007).




LOVED the 1997 Funny Games, was disappointed with the 2007 remake, had no idea it was the same director and assumed it was an American rip off. If Benny and Surveillance (not heard of either) are in the same theme I may have to go check them out. Any recommendation on which one first?




I thought I'd seen all of these, including the 1978 original. May have to go back. Honestly, though, I have a lot of issue with the rape scenes, and am mostly looking for the revenge porn but more times than not come away disappointed.
I understand what you're saying, but it was 1980, not 30,000 B.C. There is no way most people would think torturing an animal is okay.
I think all of those cannibal movie that came out un the 70's and early 80's are very similar and I get them all mixed up in my head, too.

I'd definitely recommend Benny's Video if you enjoyed Funny Games. The stories are nothing alike but the themes and the feel of the two feel similar.

I Spit on Your Grave 2 is VERY satisfying revenge porn. This gal makes even Jennifer Hills look merciful. If you can get through all the rape and other awful things that happen to Katie (which does literally last almost 50 minutes..I myself just about turned it off because I felt they were showing just way too much footage of the rape etc, almost as though it is aimed at pleasing sadists and rapists) her vengeance is VERY brutal and I like the sort-of-ironic ways she kills them based on what they did to her. IMO it is worth sitting through all the rape/torture scenes. Maybe fast-forward through the rapey bits. You won't miss anything important.
 

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Honestly dark knight wasn't that interesting at all, it might won the heart of millions of people but there's also people who are different and that's me, yonowhamasayin yamaha and then u stay on one toe. Fuck, sorry anyway I didn't enjoy it -- in a short-film it could work. I mean, you got a painted guy and one with a mask running around blowing police stations, so I don't you know.
 

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Sitcom (1998) - 4 stars - Not sure if this is a French or German movie as I'm pretty sure It's French but most of the dialogue - particular in the beginning - is in German. Either way, I watched with English subtitles. I've seen this on "Disturbing lists" but it absolutely is not. Even IMDb lists it as "Comedy, Drama, Romance" - I very much enjoyed it, though. It was just fun and a joy to watch. I've stated on here many times that I'll almost always be talking online or taking breaks to read a chapter of my books every 20-30 ins while watching a movie. In this case the subtitles initially force my concentration and then it naturally kept my attention and enjoyment throughout. If anybody knows similar movies (such as by the same director) please let me know.
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