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Started by GalacticBusDriver, February 16, 2013, 12:37:09 AM

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Gawdzilla Sama

Quote from: Shiranu on November 02, 2022, 04:16:50 PMNetflix's "All Quiet On the Wester Front".

If you want to feel like shit, watch this movie. It's exactly as depressing as you would expect.

That is a complement to it, but still.
Not many "like" an accurate, realistic war movie.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Shiranu

#6721
Quote from: Hydra009 on November 02, 2022, 05:39:16 PMApparently the usual suspects didn't care for it: 


"I can't believe a man who actually served on the frontlines of a war that cannot ever hope to be even slightly described by words - we could say outright horrifying in the most literal sense of the word, demonic and devoid of humanity as well, but that's not a billionth of the accuracy needed - ... I cant believe he would not write a puff piece convincing our youth to go to war.

Stupid libtards hate war, what a bunch of pansies. Not like me, I would have killed 10,000 of those French before the end of the movie. Yeah."

Edit - Upon re-reading it, the sardonic humor of an (presumably) American cheering on the Germans killing the French because he is too stupid to realise that just because the movie was from the German perspective doesn't mean he has to cheer for them was lost on me. Also, the humor that he probably would have been fighting for the Germans in at least one of those wars...
All the evils that men cause to each other because of certain desires, or opinions or religious principles, are rooted in ignorance. [All hatred would come to an end] when the earth was flooded with the knowledge of God. - Moses Ben Maimon

Hydra009

There's also the unfortunate fact that literal nazis weren't fans of the book either, apparently for similar reasons, forcing the author to leave for Switzerland, then the US.  Now there's a hill to die on.

It's strange for people who live such peaceful, comfy lives far removed from warfare attempting to gatekeep what makes a good war movie, disappointingly but unsurprisingly deciding that a feel-good glorification of war is best.  I feel like opinions would change rapidly when faced with the pervasive uncertainty and terror and sorrow of actual warfare.

Finally, it's mildly annoying that such natural perceptions and wishes for a better world are branded as "liberal" and therefore worthy of scorn and opposition.  I would like to say that such people would jump into a volcano if told that liberals disapproved of such an activity, but alas, this world would never be so fortunate.

Mr.Obvious

Doctor sleep.

I really liked this one. Which is kind of odd as it's completely different from stanley kubrick's the shining. It's q completely different pace of film, less scary, different genre altogether. 

But somehow, after the first 15 minutes or so, that difference which initially had me weary, becomes irrelevant. The story works, in a weird way. I like everyone's acting. Even the kids'. And the moments that we do see the shining shine through, are fun in a dorky yet respectful way.

Often, when we want a sequal, we tend to want the same thing but slightly different because we want to relive the original.
And it can work in that regard. Die hard 2 is pretty fun, even as it makes fun of itself for being a sequel. Empire strikes back took what worked in new hope, expanded on it and gave it a killer hook.
But how often does this work for horror movies? I stopped watching after saw 2. I don't care for nighmare on elmstreet number seventeen.
But aliens was a better sequel than most because it dared to go a different route and take on a different tone than the original.
I applaud the filmmakers and stephen king for making a sequel that dared tl be different, but still clearly tied to the origonal. They pulled it off, imho

I would recommend this lne
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- Your mum, last night, requesting 69.

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Hydra009

Black Panther 2.  10/10.  Badass Seal of Approval.

I'm not joking.  This movie is amazing.  It is everything I wanted in a Black Panther sequel and more.  I watched it with a friend and we cried, laughed, were on the edge of our seats, and cried again.  Very touching.

If you like Marvel movies at all or Black Panther 1 even a little bit, you have to go see this movie.  If you're in traffic, take the shoulder to the nearest movie theater.  If you're in a plane, parachute down.  If you're babysitting, take the kids with you.  Do whatever you gotta do to make it happen.

I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll just describe the colors I saw.  I saw a lot of white, some white/black, a ton of blue, some aquamarine, and even a this odd shade of aquamarine that I can only describe as "lower" blue than all the rest.  Definitely eye-catching.

Gawdzilla Sama

We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers


Blackleaf

Quote from: Hydra009 on November 12, 2022, 08:58:43 AMBlack Panther 2.  10/10.  Badass Seal of Approval.

I'm not joking.  This movie is amazing.  It is everything I wanted in a Black Panther sequel and more.  I watched it with a friend and we cried, laughed, were on the edge of our seats, and cried again.  Very touching.

If you like Marvel movies at all or Black Panther 1 even a little bit, you have to go see this movie.  If you're in traffic, take the shoulder to the nearest movie theater.  If you're in a plane, parachute down.  If you're babysitting, take the kids with you.  Do whatever you gotta do to make it happen.

I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll just describe the colors I saw.  I saw a lot of white, some white/black, a ton of blue, some aquamarine, and even a this odd shade of aquamarine that I can only describe as "lower" blue than all the rest.  Definitely eye-catching.

Interesting. Out of all the Marvel movies from this phase that I'd expect to be great, the Black Panther sequel without Blank Panther wasn't one at the top of the list.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville--

Gawdzilla Sama

We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Hydra009

Quote from: Blackleaf on November 17, 2022, 11:30:47 PMInteresting. Out of all the Marvel movies from this phase that I'd expect to be great, the Black Panther sequel without Blank Panther wasn't one at the top of the list.
ikr?  I went into this blind only seeing a poster with Shuri, the Queen, and the Dora Milage on one side and some weird-looking people on the other side.  I braced for a generic Marvel face-off.  But it was very different than what I expected.

I'll also note that I was one of only a couple white people in the whole theater.  That's unusual.  Not bad, just different.  I reminded myself to be on my best behavior, a model minority lol.

Gawdzilla Sama

Is the young lady who spouted the racist comments in the first movie in this one?
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Blackleaf

Quote from: Hydra009 on November 18, 2022, 01:57:46 PMikr?  I went into this blind only seeing a poster with Shuri, the Queen, and the Dora Milage on one side and some weird-looking people on the other side.  I braced for a generic Marvel face-off.  But it was very different than what I expected.

I'll also note that I was one of only a couple white people in the whole theater.  That's unusual.  Not bad, just different.  I reminded myself to be on my best behavior, a model minority lol.

A movie featuring a mainly black cast, during the era where all the white guys on YouTube are complaining about Marvel going "woke," is mostly watched by black people? Say it ain't so. lol
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville--

Hydra009

#6732
Quote from: Blackleaf on November 18, 2022, 05:11:41 PMA movie featuring a mainly black cast, during the era where all the white guys on YouTube are complaining about Marvel going "woke," is mostly watched by black people? Say it ain't so. lol
Yeah, it turns out that people like watching fictional characters who look like them.  Shocker.  I don't like just throwing around the R-word, but the people saying that it's horrible and woke are Re....allly reallly wrong.

Going into this movie, I knew literally nothing about the movie's antagonists, but I am 100% on board with them.  No spoilers, so I'll leave it at that.

Hydra009

Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on November 18, 2022, 04:01:36 PMIs the young lady who spouted the racist comments in the first movie in this one?
In fairness, she called a CIA operative a colonizer, which is not really all that far off.

Gawdzilla Sama

Quote from: Hydra009 on November 18, 2022, 10:00:26 PMIn fairness, she called a CIA operative a colonizer, which is not really all that far off.
So she surrendered the high ground quite easily.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers