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Postby jaredfromsubway » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:49 am

I saw a guy filming the whole thing on his phone, wouldn't be surprised if it goes up on YouTube within the next few days
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Postby rwh » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:13 am

spsp wrote:i think it's actually better than the first one


This is just true.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:39 pm

Went to a screening of Nekromantik 2 last night...gross, but I had fun
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Postby Stormy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:43 pm

jaredfromsubway wrote:Went to a screening of Nekromantik 2 last night...gross, but I had fun


I love all the Buttgereit films. Would love to see Der Todesking in a theater. Some of the best soundtracks in horror cinema history too.
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Postby GuyIncognito » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:45 pm

Anyone watch Cold Skin yet? I'm about to watch it...leaked out yesterday, i think.
Look parts of The Shape of Water and Avatar. lol
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:17 pm

Just saw Double Lover, it reminds me of sexual thrillers that De Palma made in the 80's and mix that with Cronenberg's Dead Ringers. Wished the ending had a better payoff. Still enjoyed it, kinda in the middle as far as Francois Ozon's filmography goes.
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Postby Alex 2K » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:58 pm

Phantom Thread for the third time. I loooooooove it
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Postby RealVileBeta » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:02 am

Watched The Shape of Water on Friday, really enjoyed it, nice mix of sci fi and vintage and great performances. Then it was Billboards on Sunday which I had the highest expectations for but felt a little let down, I thought at some points it went a little too far and I hated the ex husbands new girlfriends character, kinda ruined those scenes. Watched Florida Project last night and was blown away, amazing movie and Moony might be the best performance by a child I've ever seen
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Postby radiatedradiation » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:16 am

I watched the Florida Project this weekend, too! Floored me, especially growing up so close and passing by these buildings in my childhood. This and Moonlight are the only movies I've ever seen that can capture the raw bleakness of Central/South Florida.

Also watched I, Tonya, really enjoyed it. Didn't blow my mind but Margot was great. Never knew much about Tonya Harding's personal life and she is such a tragic character.
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Postby I gave you power » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:39 am

Watched a few things over the weekend.

The Witch -- This was a real austere, beautiful-looking movie. Even with most of it being muted greys and browns it was just very visually striking and I thought the tight focus on that one family alone was a great way to do things. That said, the mother was Ginger from Casino levels of annoying and I wanted so badly for her to die.

Manhunter -- Love Michael Mann and this was a really good encapsulation as to why. Mood was evocative and the visuals were constantly drawing you in. Also interesting to see somebody besides Anthony Hopkins play Lector.

Bone Tomahawk -- Put Kurt Russell in a movie and I will see it. This was super entertaining and man, the way that one guy got killed is not something I will soon forget.
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Postby benten » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:26 am

Annihilation this weekend. And Game Night, which I may actually see first. Good weekend.


I cant wait for Red Sparrow. I hope its as sleazy as the new trailer paints it to be.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:37 am

Going to a screening of Annihilation tomorrow night
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Postby I gave you power » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:39 am

benten wrote:Annihilation this weekend.



Super excited for this. I never get around to reading whatever book before it's a movie, and I read that series in the last year or so, so it'll be interesting to see how my vision of things lines up with what they do with the material.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:36 am

I've been seeing some early Twitter reviews comparing it to Stalker, which is making me more stoked. I read that the test screening were negative, but judging the crowd I sat with when I went to a test screening for a comedy that comes out in a month and a half, it's hard to trust opinions like that.
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Postby equally stupid » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:00 pm

Is it an HD remake or something? The first Mortal Kombat movie was decent but the sequel sucked.
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Postby Heathenist » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:04 pm

jaredfromsubway wrote:I've been seeing some early Twitter reviews comparing it to Stalker, which is making me more stoked. I read that the test screening were negative, but judging the crowd I sat with when I went to a test screening for a comedy that comes out in a month and a half, it's hard to trust opinions like that.


Just based on the storyline it's hard to imagine it isn't at least inspired by Stalker, but based on what I've seen from trailers it seems nothing like Stalker in terms of tone/style. That said, I'm perfectly fine with that. Stalker is great, but it's also slow as hell and kind of a chore to watch.
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Postby kylec123 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:07 pm

Watched L'amant double (double lover) last night. I definitely liked it. I need to see more Ozon. I've only seen Time to Leave.

Seeing Beats Per minute tonight, finally.
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Postby RealVileBeta » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:04 pm

I gave you power wrote:Watched a few things over the weekend.

The Witch -- This was a real austere, beautiful-looking movie. Even with most of it being muted greys and browns it was just very visually striking and I thought the tight focus on that one family alone was a great way to do things. That said, the mother was Ginger from Casino levels of annoying and I wanted so badly for her to die.

Manhunter -- Love Michael Mann and this was a really good encapsulation as to why. Mood was evocative and the visuals were constantly drawing you in. Also interesting to see somebody besides Anthony Hopkins play Lector.

Bone Tomahawk -- Put Kurt Russell in a movie and I will see it. This was super entertaining and man, the way that one guy got killed is not something I will soon forget.


The Witch is one of my favorite horror films, so good, one of those films that's really bleak and depressing but also cosy and warming somehow, maybe its rural setting?
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Postby the religion lie » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:44 pm

The Annihilation review moratorium has been lifted and it's getting glowing reviews from pretty much everywhere. Stupid excited to see it.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:29 pm

Currently in line waiting to see Annihilation
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Postby Alex 2K » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:44 pm

I avoid trailers nowadays, but I somehow saw both versions of the Annihilation trailer and was underwhelmed (even though the second one was better). I was going to see it regardless, but it's good to be reassured that it was just a case of creating a trailer to appeal to a wider audience.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:07 am

Annihilation was great. I don't see it appealing to mass audience, just as BR2049 didn't appeal to a mass audience.
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Postby benten » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:16 am

wow Game Night is in the 80% range. Did not expect that.
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Postby lajoie » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:28 am

benten wrote:wow Game Night is in the 80% range. Did not expect that.


this actually looks like it could be funny. Kind of a neat premise (at least from trailer) of pretending to do a murder mystery but it is actually a real kidnapping.



some report back, I might go see it this weekend
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Postby ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:28 am

I heard Game Night is great. I had tickets to a screening I couldn't attend, and I was assuming it wouldn't be great, but now I wish I could've gone
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Postby kylec123 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:51 am

I'm seeing Game Night tonight and Annihilation tomorrow. Cannot wait for Annihilation.

I watched Todd Solondz "Welcome To The Dollhouse" last night. Liked it a lot. Love his dialogue.
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Postby listenup!jay » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:25 pm

Been craving some indie horror in the vein of Lucky McKee (although his new movie looks awful) or Ti West. Anybody seen anything with a DeadGirl or The Girl Next Door vibe lately?
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Postby kylec123 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:32 pm

Game Night was really fun I thought. It's basically like Horrible Bosses mixed with The Game.
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Postby fuckoffleatherjacket » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:18 pm

Annihilation ruled so hard.
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Postby Thieves Dont » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:46 am

Damn, Mute is getting slaughtered.
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Postby radiatedradiation » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:02 am

I saw Black Panther last night, honestly wasn't as good as I was led to believe but probably as good as Marvel can get. Stylized in such a great way, first 1/3 of the movie is so fun.

Going to try and catch Annihilation this weekend. The more I read about it the more I need to go.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:18 pm

Had to decide between Black Panther, Game Night, or Loveless in an hour, but I'm leaning towards Loveless since that will probably leave theaters the fastest and it's the only Foreign Film nom I haven't seen.
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Postby Bob Loblaw » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:55 pm

Annihilation was fantastic.

The few negative things I have read about it were clearly from people who just did not get the whole vibe of the film in general. Genre films have always had issues with reaching a universal audience, especially when it comes to the world of professional film critics. But, that being said, I think it’s generally being hailed as another triumph for Garland. Very stoked to see what’s next.


edit: also, I got some strong Solaris vibes here and there. Anyone else pick up on that, or is it just me?
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Postby I gave you power » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:30 pm

So stoked to be hearing such great things about Annihilation. Gonna see it this weekend.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:32 pm

I got a Tarkovsky vibe off Annihilation

Loveless is so fucking bleak, holy shit.
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Postby Bob Loblaw » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:25 pm

jaredfromsubway wrote:I got a Tarkovsky vibe off Annihilation


3 posts up, my dude :smt023
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Postby ButtDan316 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:45 pm

The dude next to me during Annihilation appeared to freaking the fuck out the entire movie.
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Postby benten » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:35 pm

I thought Annihilation was okay. I liked it but just like Ex Machina and Sunshine (I know he just wrote it) I think the wheels fall off at the finish line. Fall off and roll far, far away from the car. I did like it, but I though all the characters were meh except JJL. Don’t hate me.
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Postby the religion lie » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:18 pm

benten wrote:I thought Annihilation was okay. I liked it but just like Ex Machina and Sunshine (I know he just wrote it) I think the wheels fall off at the finish line. Fall off and roll far, far away from the car. I did like it, but I though all the characters were meh except JJL. Don’t hate me.

Haven't seen Annihilation yet - but what didn't work about the end of Ex Machina for you?
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:47 pm

Game Night was pretty good, Jesse Plemons fucking killed it
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Postby Waste of Space » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:29 am

Thieves Dont wrote:Damn, Mute is getting slaughtered.

It was awful. I had high hopes for this movie, but it was was just a boring mess.
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Postby The Lowest One » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:33 am

Finally watched The Florida Project. It was alright.
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Postby benten » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:07 pm

jaredfromsubway wrote:Game Night was pretty good, Jesse Plemons fucking killed it
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Postby listenup!jay » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:15 pm

guttertech wrote:http://www.indiewire.com/2018/02/gaspar-noe-psyche-fifth-film-details-1201932162/


Hell yea! I think everything he has done so far has been great. Although Love was probably my least favorite.
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Postby radiatedradiation » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:09 pm

Annihilation was so fuckin sick. I don't even know if I get it LOL but it's such an intense watch.
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Postby Alex 2K » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:13 pm

To say that "the wheels fall off" at the end of Annihilation isn't fair. It was more like a car going 80 mph jumping to mach 3. Then being like, shit, where we're going we don't need wheels. And I LOVED it.
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Postby kepp » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:54 pm

As a long time fan of the Roadside Picnic book, the Stalker film, and the Stalker game series, Annihilation was an incredible movie for my sci fi tastes. I knew this movie would be somewhat similar just based on the trailer alone. I knew nothing previously about the book series it is based on, but I will be checking it out more to see where the next books go, because the movie studios gave this film a rough time, I am not going to expect sequels.
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Postby ButtDan316 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:30 am

Annihilation:

Spoiler: show
Isnt what’s happening to people in the Shimmer kind of an annihilation of the self sort of thing? Like because the shimmer was acting as a prism for everything everyone who entered came to no longer see a separation between themselves and the environment around them. For a lot of them it caused their mind to go crazy and that’s how they died.

Also we’re to think that the NP character being interviewed is one of the doppelgängers and she was either lying or withholding information about what happened at the light house, right?
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Postby haitchcee » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:44 am

Waste of Space wrote:
Thieves Dont wrote:Damn, Mute is getting slaughtered.

It was awful. I had high hopes for this movie, but it was was just a boring mess.


made it about fifteen mins in - horrible script, cast, performances....blech
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