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#1091

I don’t think there was much the director could do to enhance the awful script writing.

Get this:

They now have a new dinosaur called… wait for it… The Indoraptor! Which looks and acts like a raptor, only bigger!


#1092

Agreed. It’s tied with A New Hope for my second-favorite Star Wars movie. I had very low expectations going in, but I was really impressed. Solid 8/10.

American Made - Tom Cruise makes fun movies. This is a crazy story that’s really only been told in passing in other movies (and Narcos). I’m glad it got told in a more complete manner. Our government does some silly shit. 8/10


#1093

There is a great Netflix show from Israel called “Fauda” that has been recently dubbed in English.

It follows an elite anti-terrorism task force AND elite terrorists on a very personal level. It’s similar to 24 or that kind of show, but a hair more realistic and a lot more grit.

It’s very good (and fair) about showing the personal cost of conflict.

It’s also useful for Americans, in particular, to get a working knowledge of how different group conflict – Bedouins being aligned with Jewish people, for example; Hamas vs. Palestinian Authority; Hamas vs. Hezbollah; ISIS vs. everybody, etc.

It uses real Israeli and Arab actors. Most of the actors (even extras) served in the military so the tactics and things like how they don’t cross line of fire are done very well. It’s a military show that won’t overly annoy military and police watching it, in other words.

Interestingly, it’s the No. 1 show in Israel . . . and the Arab territories . … and Egypt . . . and Jordon . . . and Lebanon . . . and pretty much the entire Middle East, if that tells you how down-the-middle they play things.

Very intense. Doesn’t hurt that the women are very pretty (in a realistic way). Nurit looks like a curly-haired Gal Gadot.


#1094

Shit, that’s all you had to say…


#1095

Ya, lead with this next time…


#1096

Hereditary

I think film critics these days must be very special people. Or they’re really full of shit. This movie isn’t scary at all. It’s a well-crafted drama that makes you feel awful. That’s it.

P.S

This does not come close to the standard of The Witch. The Witch was a hell of a lot smarter and it’s execution was fucking masterful.


#1097

Did you like it? I have heard mostly good stuff about it.


#1098

My missus is a nightmare when it comes to horror. She demands to see every horror movie that comes out which bores me into next week.

The only movie that genuinely chilled me to the bone was Deliverance and only because Ned Beatty took a brutal bum-raping


#1099

The Witch was awesome. It’s the only horror movie I own.


#1100

I thought it wasn’t bad but it’s a pretty depressing movie so you would have to be in the mood for it.

This means you’ve watched The Bye Bye Man? I want to track down everyone involved in that piece of shit and torture them with a nail gun lol.

Yeah my wife loves horror too. But not the gory stuff. She likes those boring as fuck movies during Asian horror craze right after The Ring. Bored me to death.

Movies with Catholic themes are the only kind that scare me.


#1101

Too bad, you cowards and shills. They’re turning against you now.


#1102

My t bday!!! 8yrs and still here !! No one woulda thunk!!!


#1103

happy t-b-day … Still a n00b in my eyes haha … I think I’ve been here since '05 - registered anyways. I lurked for about a year or two before creating an account and ordering some schwag.


#1104

OMG can’t wait for this…


#1105

Hotel Artemis

Halfway through I realized these guys virtually made a Hongkong movie. It doesn’t really work but it’s not too bad if you have nothing better to do.

Which made me think of:

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Peace Hotel

Leader of a group of bandits massacres his entire gang of what looks like a hundred people and his lover in a tavern one night. Then he jams his sword into the ground outside to signify his retirement, creating an invisible boundary, and no other bandit or gang member dares to cross the boundary towards the tavern because he’s such a badass motherfucker.

The place then becomes a neutral ground where anyone fleeing from gangs or the law immediately gets immunity regardless of what he/she’s done if they manage to make it past the boundary. However, there are rules he has made and if any of them are broken, then the place will cease to be a neutral ground.

There’s just so much badass in the very concept itself.

Something like 20 years pasd and a chick who resembles his dead lover majes it to the place while fleeing a bigass gang and their leader and they’re gathered outside the place either waiting for her to come out or make him break one of his rules so they have a legitimate reason to invade the place. The conflict here arises when he keeps teethering on the brink of breaking a rule because of infatuation with the chick and jeopardising the lives of a colorful bunch of inhabitants from diverse backgrounds who have formed their own society within the place. In the end multiple issues are tackled with the entire concept of the place alone, along with the main characters being so morally complex. Loyalty, redemption, fear, hope…

This is how you write a fucking story with a similar premise.

Oh, and it’s a fucking Western set in the Warlord era in China. Shit does not get more badass than this.

Starring Chow Yun Fatt, directed by the genius screenwriter Wai Kar Fai and photographed by the director of Ebola Virus, Herman Yau.


#1106

Sounds immense. I will most definitely watch that.


#1107

Ok uhg

Jurassic world was bad.
The storyline was stupid, the dialogue was bad , some of the acting was shit and there was only one likeable character. Aside from Jeff Goldblum’s 30 seconds of course.
Also not enough T rex. Like fuck. Give me 2 hrs of t rex roars and I’d have zero complaints .

Why couldn’t they hire better writers ?!
Why did they throw in some horrible kid for the “humour” but give him no funny lines or teach him of comedic timing ?!
Why did they recreate scenes from the original JP instead of being creative and making their own?!?
Why
Why
Have they done this to the greatest movie of all time!!! *sob :sob::cry:


#1108

Spoilers

Lol they went full retard at the ending, didn’t they?

The little girl is like “I’m a clone so they deserve to live too!” and releases the fucking T-rex, raptor and all the other carnivores into society. And no one is going, “Oh FUCK! You stupid kid!”

Jeff Goldblum dumbed it down to kindergarten level by not even bringing up the original Chaos Theory and they still didn’t get it.

LOLOLOL


#1109

Yes wtf
SPOILERS*******
I was hoping that little girl was the daughter of someone I cared about from the original but noooooo they had to make it fucking rrtseded


#1110

The Strangers: Prey at Night

The script was complete, utter trash BUT the direction was actually pretty good. There were sparks of brilliance here and there but these couldn’t save it from sucking. Horror fans who are interested in the technical stuff might want to check it out.