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btechlc

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That recent Disney movie Luca. Watched it with my daughter yesterday - thought it was pretty good for a kid movie.
 

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I watched all the following films at least one month ago or longer, so I won't be reviewing them, simply rating them:

Black '47 - 7.5/10
Crimson Peak - 6/10
Bottle Rocket - 7.8/10
Wonder Wheel - 3.5/10
Crisis: In Six Scenes - 7/10
Magic in the Moonlight - 7/10
Cul-de-Sac - 7.5/10
Scarface - 7.3/10
What's Eating at Gilbert Grape - 8/10
Somewhere - 6.8/10

Most were pretty enjoyable, save for Wonder Wheel which was a pretty sorry output, even for late Woody Allen stuff.
 

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Bottle Rocket is in my top three of all time.

you like Somewhere. i want to. so bad. even bought it.
Bottle Rocket was good (really loved the soundtrack choices), but I felt it was one of Wes Anderson's weaker outputs. I feel that way about most directorial debuts though. Kubrick's earlier works were very 'meh' for the most part, yet he went on to become (to me) the best director of all time by leaps and bounds. I see Bottle Rocket as W. Anderson learning the ropes, Rushmore was where he really hit his stride imo.

Somewhere felt a lot like Lost in Translation, and in that way I enjoyed it. It wasn't nearly as good, but still enjoyable to me. I can totally see why people hated it though, it was a rather pointless film.
 
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btechlc

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Not sure if this has been suggested yet in this monster thread:

Patton 1970
The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957

Are great if you like war movies / historically inspired movies. Re-watched those recently on an old school movie binge.

George C Scott as Patton is probably one of my favorite on screen characters ever - he was so good in it, perfect casting.
 

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Space Sweepers (2021) does amazing things with 20 million dollars. If this was a US film it'd cost 100 million. Unfortunately, it has serious problems. I like a lot of South Korean films. Sometimes it's easier to like foreign films. I don't think Parasite would have won the Oscar if it was an identical film in English. I think people tend to be more forgiving of the acting when they don't know the language.

I'm used to plot holes / contrivances in Hollywood, but this flick takes the cake.

At one point Kot-nim (a little girl with magical powers) is falling to her death and Tiger Park (yes that is seriously the character's name) impossibly appears literally out of nowhere swinging on something (a wire?) and he catches her in mid air. Then, in a split second, they both appear back in the ship with no explanation.

The protagonist's back story is fucking mental. We discover that he was once a soldier who gunned down innocent women and children for money. Then - one day - after murdering a room full of people, he finds a baby and decides to raise the girl as his own. The child is deaf from the sound of the gunshot that killed her mother. They explain all of this in a brief flashback, then it's back to the film.

There's a slapstick scene where he stands on a bucket shortly afterwards.

I watched it till the end, but it took two attempts to get through it. I liked the robot - Bubs - and the insanely over-the-top villain. It's definitely a so-bad-it's-good sorta film.

The captain of the Victory Crew, Captain Jang, wears dark sunglasses in space. The film's attempt to make her cool is about as subtle as a uniformed narc at a rave.

This film has 64/100 on Metacritic because it's Korean.

I give it 3.5/10.
 

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Getting to the point ...
The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957

Fkn Classic. Need to go back and watch it again. That, and Stalag 17, as well as The Great Escape.

Space Sweepers (2021)...
At one point Kot-nim (a little girl with magical powers) is falling to her death and Tiger Park (yes that is seriously the character's name) impossibly appears literally out of nowhere swinging on something (a wire?) and he catches her in mid air. Then, in a split second, they both appear back in the ship with no explanation....
I watched it till the end, but it took two attempts to get through it. I liked the robot - Bubs - and the insanely over-the-top villain. It's definitely a so-bad-it's-good sorta film.

I can't say I loved it, but will admit I gave it a lot of leeway because as you note folks tend to do so with inferior films if they aren't American. Still, I laughed at some of the crap like the swinging you mention and other logic lapses. Loved Bubs as well, perhaps the best of the team. Def bad-but-good.
 

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The Life and Death of a Porno Gang (2009) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - A Serbian film that's more disturbing than A Serbian Film. Except it's actually not disturbing at all, and neither is A Serbian Film. Aspiring director Marko is 30 years old and already a self-admitted failure. He is approached by a criminal (his activities backed up and covered by his bent copper brother) approaches him about making porn movies and he agrees. Here is assembles the "porno" gang, who we are introduced to individually (there is a lot of dialogue and a surprising amount of character development for this type of movies...the characters all feel "real") including a young, failed actress, a "junkie" couple, a gay couple, an overweight woman, a transvestite etc.
The buy a bus and tour Serbia performing niche pornography live, as a theatre group.
Most places chase them out of town with literal guns and pitchforks, but this doesn't deter our cast (why would it? Nobody listens to the village people anymore ;)) and eventually meet a man who wants them to make snuff films. A "marriage of real sex and real violence". He will provide willing "victims" (people who suicidal or terminally ill who agree to be murdered on film in exchange for a large sum of money being provided to their loved ones in return; most of this taking place in a war-torn and poverty-stricken Serbia).

As almost always, I'm stopping the plot description here. No point giving away everything.
What follows is hardcore, unsimulated sex (including straight, gay, graphic close-up penetration, rape, and bestiality), real animal-killing and said snuff scenes which obviously are (while somewhat real looking) not real.

4 stars instead of 5 because I really wanted to be disturbed by this (it's in I think Tier 4 of the Disturbing Movie Iceberg) or at least feel Something, but I didn't. Although I actually enjoyed it as a movie.
 

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Some kids movies are also fun for the ''adult'' mind. My fav kid movie ever gotta be Wall E, also post apocalyptic.

I watched Wall E with my 3 year old niece lot long ago and enjoyed it, too. Also, post-apocalyptic in a very real way. Imagining a near-future where all humans are morbidly obese and spend all their lives watching RV (I think) is extremely easy to believe.
 

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Haha as I remember Henry: POASK originally received an X rating for “general mood” iirc (possibly paraphrasing but that was the gist of it, they gave it an X rating because of how much it made you want to take a shower after viewing lol)

It is a pretty dark creepy film. Great understated performance by Michael Rooker in that one.

If you want another good 80’s exploration of a demented psycho’s mind, lol, check out “Angst” (1983). It’s not as well known as Henry but it’s a fantastic one in the subgenre...the camerawork in particular is incredible for a low budget psycho movie. Acting, cinematography, everything is on point in “Angst”
 

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Cool... care to share what you thought of it?
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Well I love how his sister kicks f*CK outta them but it's a very sad scene ... I will analyse more and come back to u lol
I've seen the film more than once but I've been an alcoholic for quite some time and don't remember I'm the type to keep myself to myself when I'm on it an just watch film n that quite numb the now so find it hard to do anything thatbeven requires a tiny bit of deepness
 
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