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On 8/1/2020 at 6:29 AM, Gorth said:

My dvd arrived from Amazon a few days ago and I got to see "Come and See" (Criterion Collection version)

 

A rather... disturbing movie and a very different take on war. There is nothing pretty, glorious or anything even remotely attractive about war.

 

I'll try the Criterion bluray instead and report back... (e): Actually, people say the Potemkine is arguably better, so I might do that instead.

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Life Is Beautiful (1997). A very...strange mix of genuine Holocaust stuff and comedic love story - pretty decent given the uncomfortable marriage between the two, all things considered.

@Amentep The opening drum of that trailer absolutely blasted my ears off because I had my audio set very high. Don't recommend.

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Never believe that anti-Semites are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past.

 

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1 minute ago, Bartimaeus said:

Life Is Beautiful (1997). A very...strange mix of genuine Holocaust stuff and comedic love story - pretty decent given the uncomfortable marriage, all things considered.

That movie is glorious.

I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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4 minutes ago, Orogun01 said:

That movie is glorious.

I am not a comedy person, so I did struggle with that aspect of the film, especially with the Holocaust as a backdrop, which I didn't think was treated quite seriously enough. It doesn't need to be Schindler's List, of course, but just a little more tense and realistic at times to contrast with the silliness would've felt better to me - but that would've just been more to my taste. It seems like the intent was to...have a feel-good movie without outright disrespecting the "material", so to speak, and I think in that sense, it was a success. All in all, I enjoyed it and it got a thumbs up from me.

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Kodachrome - another one of those movies in the Netflix watchlist for ages. Finally got around to watching it.

I love Ed Harris, so to me he's the best thing in the movie.  I also like (well done) "road trip" films. This one is ok but drags occasionally and is overall rather downbeat (Ed Harris' chr. is not a lovable one). I was expecting father and son, but was given father, son, and a nurse (with a predictable side of romance stuck in that could have done without). I liked the nostalgia related to photography and 35mm (35mm film cameras seem so small/light now vs. the bigger DSLR's). I remember putting in the film, winding it up...taking a picture and manually pulling the lever to advance the film...memories.

Anyway, maybe a 7/10.

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I rewatched Mortal Kombat, the first one, Annihilation is straight garbage and has no redeeming qualities. Anyway, Mortal Kombat is by no stretch of the imagination a good movie, but it is goofy campy fun. What really got me, though, is how derpy Goro looks. He's supposed to be this menacing, intimidating... half-dragon(?), but his face is just so hilariously silly looking, never mind the claymation animations.

As an action movie it's half-assed if I'm being generous, a third assed if I'm being real, but as a comedy it delivers the goods.

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Movies based on games are on average terrible, but movies based on fighting games are definitely a special category of  terribleness.

Have you seen Dead Or Alive?

 

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19 minutes ago, majestic said:

 

Have you seen Dead Or Alive?

 

Sadly, yes. That movie was so bad that I was convinced it was an Uwe Boll film (it's not) for years.

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On 8/16/2020 at 5:08 AM, Keyrock said:

I rewatched Mortal Kombat, the first one, Annihilation is straight garbage and has no redeeming qualities. Anyway, Mortal Kombat is by no stretch of the imagination a good movie, but it is goofy campy fun. What really got me, though, is how derpy Goro looks. He's supposed to be this menacing, intimidating... half-dragon(?), but his face is just so hilariously silly looking, never mind the claymation animations.

As an action movie it's half-assed if I'm being generous, a third assed if I'm being real, but as a comedy it delivers the goods.

But, it does have Lamberts dirty chuckle all over the place... And anything with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa having fun evil scenery chewing is always entertaining.

 

 

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Ryan Reynolds made a streaming platform that only plays one movie

Ryan Reynolds has thrown his hat into the ring and created his very own streaming platform. A year ago he purchased an ownership stake in Mint Mobile, and his most significant act as majority shareholder is the formation of Mint Mobile+

That’s right, get ready to binge Foolproof, the Canadian heist flick that critics gave a resounding “meh” in 2003 and that continues to dominate the 2.5 to 3-stars section of Rotten Tomatoes, as many times as you want. The streaming service has a super user-friendly interface very similar to Netflix or Disney+, except —you guessed it— every single title is just Foolproof.

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ian mckellen doing the winter o' discontent monologue from richard iii were impressive, but am gonna suggest cary-hiroyuki tagawa's linked shang tsung is high water mark.

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On 8/16/2020 at 9:53 AM, majestic said:

Movies based on games are on average terrible, but movies based on fighting games are definitely a special category of  terribleness.

Have you seen Dead Or Alive?

I need this movie.

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On 8/16/2020 at 3:53 AM, majestic said:

Movies based on games are on average terrible, but movies based on fighting games are definitely a special category of  terribleness.

King of Fighters is even worse.

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Given just how many folks are in this Squad... I bet we'll have a fairly steady death rate from the get go.

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New Batman movie looks pretty good so far:

 

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