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Anonymous Dissident

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Reminded me of the Belko Experiment (which you all should check out), Mayhem was great mindless fun!
You're the first person I've encountered online or IRL who saw The Belko Experiment. That was a good, bloody, twisted, entertaining piece of cinema. I'm surprised it's as unknown of a film as it is, I think it could reach cult classic status!

If that's what you compare Mayhem to, I might just have to add it to my to watch list...
 

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You're the first person I've encountered online or IRL who saw The Belko Experiment. That was a good, bloody, twisted, entertaining piece of cinema. I'm surprised it's as unknown of a film as it is, I think it could reach cult classic status!

If that's what you compare Mayhem to, I might just have to add it to my to watch list...

Never encountered anyone who has seen Belko either! You’ll enjoy this though, not as good but a damn good time.
 

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Currently watching this, good enough so far - typical found footage film.


*Edit* - very slow film. Not for me today so onto something else.
 
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Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)

Classic film, watched it so many times as a kid. Nothing quite like an intentionally shitty dub lol. Now as an adult though, the 1 hour 20 minute run time is a little tiring... certainly lost some humor with age. All in all a good laugh fest though, with plenty of quotable lines that my wife and I use to make each other giggle. Just more of a juvenile humor that I can't quite connect to as well any more.

5.5/10
 
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Getting to the point ...
Currently watching this, good enough so far - typical found footage film.


*Edit* - very slow film. Not for me today so onto something else.

As much as I go for horror, even badly done, immagonna skip that one. Cleaner, but no better, Blair Witch wanna be = what I see from the trailer.

Tangent: I got sent to Romania for a week for work a few years back. If I'd done it better, I could have gone for two weeks with the rest of the team. Not that I wanted 2w in Romania, but they used the weekend to visit Dracula's castle. Something I very much would have liked to have done.
 

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As much as I go for horror, even badly done, immagonna skip that one. Cleaner, but no better, Blair Witch wanna be = what I see from the trailer.

Tangent: I got sent to Romania for a week for work a few years back. If I'd done it better, I could have gone for two weeks with the rest of the team. Not that I wanted 2w in Romania, but they used the weekend to visit Dracula's castle. Something I very much would have liked to have done.

That’s exactly what happened. Bad. Didn’t even know why I thought it was going to get better.
 

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Saw New Mutants finally. Good cast... but... yeah I dunno. I guess the message is good but not portrayed very well. 2.5/5 A bit dark without redeeming qualities. And the sexualisation of children terrible.
 
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Just watched Underwater

Its fast paced and amusing, but there was essentially no depth to the characters or backstory for any of the characters or the deep sea rig. It doesn't even specify what the deepwater drilling was for.. It also has absolutely no science, which I find disappointing in a sci fi movie.

I was also hoping for a more tense experience, being claustrophobic myself, as highly claustrophobic movies, like The Descent or even Sanctum, generally set my nerves a bit on edge.

Worth watching but not if you have to pay to see it. 3/5
 

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Starting Bad Nun: Deadly Vows (2020), the sequel to The Bad Nun (2018 ). I quite liked the first film as it's a suspenseful horror rather than an ordinary slasher film, which is great too but I like to feel the fear and think a bit sometimes as well

This seems like it's going to be another good film. We'll see how it plays out
 

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Arkansas (2020). Only just come out here on Netflix but I see it's not exactly new i.e. apparently released in April 2020 or thereabouts in the civilized (using that word in the broadest sense possible) world!

Not something I'd usually post about as I'm not really big into movies really (only a few cult classics) but for some reason this little movie sort of did it for me. At least to the point where I figured it was worth giving it a punt (I searched all of these forums before posting and it's not been mentioned once) (and given that it's about two low-level drug dealers and their antics I figured it'd be a bit more popular around these parts).

Hilarious in parts. An easy watch. Almost "cute" really. Although there's something about it that makes it great in my opinion. Could be it's sort of "old school" i.e. no dramatic CGI scenes and the like nor some unbelievable and far fetched plot. Could be it's the Southern "flavor". Could be the jumping back to the '80's now and then. Dunno. Just, well, nice, and good in my opinion.

Didn't seem to get many rave reviews though to be honest. Certainly not deserving of the very bad reviews it got though.

 

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The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

I immensely enjoyed this Orson Welles film. This is probably one of the most avant-garde films I've seen in 40s American cinema (admittedly not one of my most knowledgeable areas). The wife and I both had a great time trying to keep up, the acting was superb, this like... put Christopher Nolan's films to shame and makes him look like a cheap copy cat in retrospect.

Watch it for yourself. It's somethin' else. A film I'd recommend anyone to see at least once before they die.

8/10
 

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Blake Edwards' 1987 Blind Date
Bruce Willis work some bullshit corporate job and is invited to an important dinner by his boss and needs to bring a date. With the help of his brother (Phil Hartman!) he finds one in Kim Basinger, with the caveat that she cannot drink alcohol or bad things might happen-and of course they do. Makes for some pretty good slapstick the likes of which we rarely see nowadays, such as Basinger's obsessive ex who keeps crashing his car through various specialty stores. Also hilarious is the imitation HR Giger art exhibit they visit early on. The last segment drags a bit, but overall I had a good time.
 

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I Love You, Daddy (2017 / Louis CK)

I get that not everybody is going to like this film. It is pretentious and disturbing, but if you like CK's other arthouse stuff (Louie / Horace & Pete) you will enjoy it.

Louis CK isn't a great actor, but there's something about his performances that I find refreshing. He doesn't do cartwheels. He doesn't try to impress you with his acting chops. This makes his characters more raw and real, even though often I can "see him acting".

John Malkovich and Edie Falco are phenomenal.

The film has some weird stylistic choices that I really liked. It is shot entirely in black and white 35mm and (despite existing in the modern world) it replicates aspects of 1950s cinema. The hair and makeup - particularly CK's fictional daughter China - looks like it belongs in another era. Also the music is reminiscent of films from yesteryear. All of these stylistic decisions work in the films favour.

I Love You, Daddy is like a mix between Lolita and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

This is CK's second film, but I'd rather forget about Pootie Tang and I'm sure he would too. Hopefully we see another film from Louis CK. Unfortunately, cancel culture has made him disappear off the face of the planet for a while. I, for one, miss him.

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On the Rocks (2020 / Sofia Coppola)

I'm not a big fan of Sofia Coppola. Because of who her father is, she has access to high tier actors and cinematographers, etc. I liked Lost in Translation, but I thought it was massively over-rated... I haven't seen a film of hers since 2010's Somewhere except for A Very Murray Christmas which was dull and disappointing.

On the Rocks relies heavily on Bill Murray's screen presence. Unfortunately, there's not enough meat in the script for him to shine. It is supposed to be a comedy, but it's not funny. It is supposed to be a drama, but I don't care about the protagonist or the plot.

The pace (as usual with Coppola) is like an opioid snail.

This isn't a terrible movie, but it pales in comparison to Lost in Translation. There is a lot of awful dialogue about men and women and relationships. The ending is predictable. The film seriously lacks subtlety... but I'm willing to slog through all of that for a little bit more of Bill Murray. I'd prefer it if it wasn't an old Murray hitting on young women throughout most of the film, but I'll take what I can get.
 
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I'm not a big fan of Sofia Coppola. Because of who her father is, she has access to high tier actors and cinematographers, etc. I liked Lost in Translation, but I thought it was massively over-rated...
Did you like The Virgin Suicides? That's her only film I've seen and liked thus far.

I Love You, Daddy is like a mix between Lolita and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
I'm not entirely sure I can picture what this is supposed to express lol.
 

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Right so that film was boring and was disappointed as it looked good. Now onto one of my favourite Hellraiser films. Other ones are Bloodline and Hellseeker. First is the best of course. Anyway here’s the trailer:

 
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