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Tery

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Caught Avengers: Endgame in Hawai'i and wow! So many feels!

That final battle - hoh-lee-chit!! It was so great to see everyone there. And it was the culmination of the twist regarding Thanos. We knew that his snap would be reversed but I went in blind and did not expect him to show up with 2014 Gamora and Nebula. That was great! I also didn't know about Natasha and Tony. I mean, I knew someone(s) would die but had no idea who. Thought it was Bruce for a minute but then Tony.... bwah!! :apologetic::a17:

Really great end to 20 years of MCU story building. Should be interesting to see the next phase...
 

thekidd12

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Caught Avengers: Endgame in Hawai'i and wow! So many feels!

That final battle - hoh-lee-chit!! It was so great to see everyone there. And it was the culmination of the twist regarding Thanos. We knew that his snap would be reversed but I went in blind and did not expect him to show up with 2014 Gamora and Nebula. That was great! I also didn't know about Natasha and Tony. I mean, I knew someone(s) would die but had no idea who. Thought it was Bruce for a minute but then Tony.... bwah!! :apologetic::a17:

Really great end to 20 years of MCU story building. Should be interesting to see the next phase...
Again with the Hawaii...

Why would you watch a 3 hour movie in Hawaii???

So many grass skirts, so little time to purchase Roundup...:cool:

The only thing I didn't really like about the movie was Professor Hulk. Just love when he smashes.
 

Tery

A homeward angel on the fly
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Apr 12, 2006
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Again with the Hawaii...

Why would you watch a 3 hour movie in Hawaii???

So many grass skirts, so little time to purchase Roundup...:cool:

The only thing I didn't really like about the movie was Professor Hulk. Just love when he smashes.
Well, it was night and raining so a movie was about all we could do. Didn't see any grass skirts, just ti leaf ones. ;)

And agree with your spoiler. It was weird.
 

Notaro

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Watched Greta last night, latest movie from director Neil Jordan (Interview With The Vampire, The Crying Game, Michael Collins, The Company Of Wolves). A young woman finds a bag on the subway and returns it to the owner, a friendship develops but is there something sinister going on? It was decent enough but it got a tad ludicrous towards the end.

 

DiO'Bolic

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Nov 14, 2013
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Again with the Hawaii...

Why would you watch a 3 hour movie in Hawaii???

So many grass skirts, so little time to purchase Roundup...:cool:

The only thing I didn't really like about the movie was Professor Hulk. Just love when he smashes.
After about four days in Hawaii you've probably seen everything worth seeing. A week was too much for me.
 

Gerald

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Finally watched the Suspiria remake. I was kind of dreading watching it, because I'm a huge fan of the original and Argento in general, and from what I'd seen the film looked so different from that. I was fearing it would disappoint me completely. It didn't at all.

It's a film for a select audience. You could argue Argento's films are part commercial/part arthouse - he satisfies both groups, because his films often look far more beautiful and are far more original than your average horrorfilm (similar to someone like Lynch or Cronenberg), but still deliver the goods that are expected of a horrorfilm.
This remake basically is pure arthouse. Even compared to something like Kubrick's The Shining, which you could also describe as arthouse horror, it feels less commercial. And Kubrick's film does what a horrorfilm is expected to do: it's scary to a lot of people. It was never scary to me, because it feels too artificial, and the same goes for Argento's Suspiria - I love it, but it's too artificial for me to be scary at all. For me, for something to be scary it needs to have an element of realism about it, I think.
This remake is almost never scary, except for a few scenes maybe, and it plays completely like an arthouse film - there is almost no traditional build up of tension that horrorfilms in general have, and the fact that it's about witches is given away within the very first scene (wonderfully played by Chloë Moretz). Almost as if to make up for that, there are a couple of scenes of rather extreme violence throughout the film, that only true horrorfans will be able to stomach.
So as a whole it's a rather strange animal, but the whole feel and look of the film is rather wonderful. It looks completely different from the original, but it has a great '70s German atmosphere, including all the political upheaval of the time. The music by Thom Yorke suits the film perfectly, but it might as well have been David Bowie making the music. There is a picture of Bowie on a bedroom wall in the film, and you can imagine from the moment the film starts, that he's somewhere in the city making his Berlin albums.
The actors are all wonderful, especially Swinton (in several roles, including amazingly a male one under heavy make-up that's still somehow believable - it wasn't meant to ever come out she played that, but try to keep something like that a secret in these social media times), Dakota Johnson is also very good and subtle as the lead Susie , a character that comes with a major revelation not everyone will like, but kind of made sense to me (don't want to spoil it). And Mia Goth, and, as said, Moretz in a very small but well played role.

It's not a film I can truly recommend. It's had a highly mixed reception and that's understandable. But it's one of those films you will think about a lot once you've seen it and can grasp it, because it's totally unique. And in that sense the mission of remaking Suspiria is accomplished, because that film was also totally unique.
 
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Wayoftheredpanda

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I just finished watching the most confusing film I’ve been seen in my life. It’s been so long since a movie has genuinely messed with my head.

In the Mouth of Madness (1994): I had been wanting to watch it for months because I’ve heard people say it’s Carpenter’s best film ever, but now I wish I didn’t watch it at all. The practical effects were incredible, as to be expected from Carpenter, but the plot of this movie actually ****ed me up. It’s the most genuinely scary film I’ve seen in my life. I’d give it a 7.5/10 but would not recommend watching it if you don’t want to stay up all night having paranoid thoughts. The end of this movie reminds me of The Stand, but there are Children of the Corn elements to it too. There are subtle refrences to King in this film, the main (maine)
Antagonist’s name is a parody of Stephen King’s name. But yeah, I wish I didn’t buy this movie from the local video rental store because it actually fricked with my head.
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swiftdog2.0

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I just finished watching the most confusing film I’ve been seen in my life. It’s been so long since a movie has genuinely messed with my head.

In the Mouth of Madness (1994): I had been wanting to watch it for months because I’ve heard people say it’s Carpenter’s best film ever, but now I wish I didn’t watch it at all. The practical effects were incredible, as to be expected from Carpenter, but the plot of this movie actually ****ed me up. It’s the most genuinely scary film I’ve seen in my life. I’d give it a 7.5/10 but would not recommend watching it if you don’t want to stay up all night having paranoid thoughts. The end of this movie reminds me of The Stand, but there are Children of the Corn elements to it too. There are subtle refrences to King in this film, the main (maine)
Antagonist’s name is a parody of Stephen King’s name. But yeah, I wish I didn’t buy this movie from the local video rental store because it actually fricked with my head.
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Do you read Sutter Cane? :p

It is a good movie. I wouldn't say it's Carpenter's best film. That will always be The Thing. It's up there though. Definitely his best film of the 90's.

Similarly freaky films are Event Horizon and Jacob's Ladder

Event
Horizon is essentially a Lovecraft story set in outer space.

Jacob's Ladder is a whole other level of freaky.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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Do you read Sutter Cane? :p

It is a good movie. I wouldn't say it's Carpenter's best film. That will always be The Thing. It's up there though. Definitely his best film of the 90's.

Similarly freaky films are Event Horizon and Jacob's Ladder

Event
Horizon is essentially a Lovecraft story set in outer space.

Jacob's Ladder is a whole other level of freaky.
The Thing is my favorites Carpenter films and it’s definitely in my top 5 films of all time (probably around the #3 spot. In the Mouth of Madness was well made it’s just that the plot kinda drove me a little bit bonkers and it was probably a poor choice to watch with all my recent mental health related melodrama
 

Deviancy

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I finally watched Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. They said Goldblum was in it and I got my hopes up thinking he'd play a lead role and outshine Pratt with ease. But did I get that? Nooooo. Instead I got another film where Pratt runs around acting like the alpha male, which doesn't work. Goldblum, Neil, and Dern made the first three JP films shine, great chemistry and great acting but Pratt and Howard, they come off like high school drama kids by comparison. They also went backwards with the dino's. The JP films touched in reality by saying dino's may have had more in common with birds and that many probably had feathers, which is based on actual scientific research. The JW films decided to do away with all of that because they said dino's with feathers just weren't scary, they even went as far as to invent new more scary dinosaurs which wasn't necessary. Anywho, to wrap this up, the star of the JW films in my opinion is Blue.
 

swiftdog2.0

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The Thing is my favorites Carpenter films and it’s definitely in my top 5 films of all time (probably around the #3 spot. In the Mouth of Madness was well made it’s just that the plot kinda drove me a little bit bonkers and it was probably a poor choice to watch with all my recent mental health related melodrama
Yeah, it's basically a Lovecraft story. Lovecraft is freaky that way.
 

Gerald

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Sep 8, 2011
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I just finished watching the most confusing film I’ve been seen in my life. It’s been so long since a movie has genuinely messed with my head.

In the Mouth of Madness (1994): I had been wanting to watch it for months because I’ve heard people say it’s Carpenter’s best film ever, but now I wish I didn’t watch it at all. The practical effects were incredible, as to be expected from Carpenter, but the plot of this movie actually ****ed me up. It’s the most genuinely scary film I’ve seen in my life. I’d give it a 7.5/10 but would not recommend watching it if you don’t want to stay up all night having paranoid thoughts. The end of this movie reminds me of The Stand, but there are Children of the Corn elements to it too. There are subtle refrences to King in this film, the main (maine)
Antagonist’s name is a parody of Stephen King’s name. But yeah, I wish I didn’t buy this movie from the local video rental store because it actually fricked with my head.
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I love Carpenter, but would hesitate to call it his best film. It's a solid effort, but it doesn't quite rank with his best, in my opinion. But I think also not everyone would agree with my favourites, because I rank Prince of Darkness very highly, and I could see why that's not everyone's favourite either. It's all personal in the end.

I believe Carpenter said Sutter Cane is NOT meant to be Stephen King. Certainly similarly successful, but not a direct reference. I suppose he's much more Lovecraft, if Lovecraft had actually become as successful as King if he had lived now.

I actually still don't have a good blu-ray of this film, as I believe there isn't one in my region, which has extras.
 

Gerald

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I finally watched Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. They said Goldblum was in it and I got my hopes up thinking he'd play a lead role and outshine Pratt with ease. But did I get that? Nooooo. Instead I got another film where Pratt runs around acting like the alpha male, which doesn't work. Goldblum, Neil, and Dern made the first three JP films shine, great chemistry and great acting but Pratt and Howard, they come off like high school drama kids by comparison. They also went backwards with the dino's. The JP films touched in reality by saying dino's may have had more in common with birds and that many probably had feathers, which is based on actual scientific research. The JW films decided to do away with all of that because they said dino's with feathers just weren't scary, they even went as far as to invent new more scary dinosaurs which wasn't necessary. Anywho, to wrap this up, the star of the JW films in my opinion is Blue.
It was so poor. Such a shame after the excellent Jurassic World, which revitalized the franchise.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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May 15, 2018
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I love Carpenter, but would hesitate to call it his best film. It's a solid effort, but it doesn't quite rank with his best, in my opinion. But I think also not everyone would agree with my favourites, because I rank Prince of Darkness very highly, and I could see why that's not everyone's favourite either. It's all personal in the end.

I believe Carpenter said Sutter Cane is NOT meant to be Stephen King. Certainly similarly successful, but not a direct reference. I suppose he's much more Lovecraft, if Lovecraft had actually become as successful as King if he had lived now.

I actually still don't have a good blu-ray of this film, as I believe there isn't one in my region, which has extras.
Of course Sutter Cane is supposed to be Lovecraft, but Stephen King is directly named dropped in the movie when they compare Cane’s sales to King. The syllables in both names are also very similar

Su-tter Cai-n
St-ephen Kin-g
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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Yeah, it's basically a Lovecraft story. Lovecraft is freaky that way.
Exactly, Lovecraft is a guy I read every now and again, my favorite story is The Color Out of Space, but I also like some of his more popular works like the ever popular Call of Cthulu and The Dunwitch Horror. He is The Godfather of cosmic horror, I love how he describes his monstrosities by not even really describing them at all, he more or so describes what the character interprets it as.

I think if aliens ever came to Earth, we wouldn’t interpret them as physical beings, and they would instead be more like presences (like the feeling you get that you’re being watched), because the human brain cannot make up 100% new information, and instead just make up stuff from what’s the brain already knows, our brain would not be powerful enough to actually see what aliens actually look like. Because even though some horror movies come up with freaky looking aliens, all our movie aliens are just designed based on things here on earth. For example most popular aliens have a humanoid stance or look to them to some degree (Xenomorphs, Gray aliens, etc.). So yeah, I think Aliens, If they even were to exist, would feel like presences.
 

Gerald

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Of course Sutter Cane is supposed to be Lovecraft, but Stephen King is directly named dropped in the movie when they compare Cane’s sales to King. The syllables in both names are also very similar

Su-tter Cai-n
St-ephen Kin-g
You're right. They reference him (as he is referenced in countless movies and tv). It just made me think of an interview where Carpenter emphasized he is not meant to actually represent King, just a similar writer. He also writes quite different novels from King. Even books of King, like Revival, which have strong Lovecraftian elements, are not Lovecraftian as a whole. The Sutter Cane books give the impression they are completely like Lovecraft's. Also the movie's title is like a Lovecraft title, close to At the Mountains of Madness.
 
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