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I just watched "Hereditary." All I can say is "Wow!" If you have read my previous reviews, you know that I am not a fan of the horror film genre because horror films are typically so poorly done. I am also a harsh grader of films, especially comedy and horror films, but I give this movie a 4/1-2 out of 5 stars -- with 5 being perfection.

It was creepy, disturbing, and artistic. The camera, sound, and lighting departments deserve special recognition for coming up with creepy moments and weird camera angles so unique that you cam truly say you have never experienced them before, which is difficult to say after 100 years of film making.

I cannot say much about the story itself without spoiling the experience. In fact, if I tried to describe the film in detail you might wonder whether I saw the film or just dreamed it. While the film continually intimates that something terrible could occur at any moment, whenever something horrible does happen it is usually far worse than whatever you could have imagined. I would simply say that it best described as a cross between "The Exorcist" and "The Shining." Enough said.

The choice of the Joni Mitchell song (sung by Judy Collins) at the end of the movie was an especially artistic and twisted choice. A typical mediocre filmmaker would have chosen a Black Sabbath tune. This film is a terrifying masterpiece and one of the best horror films that I have ever seen. A must watch film.



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Predator 2018 is HOT HOT garbage.





My God, this was a bad movie. There is virtually no redeeming qualities to this pile of dogshit.

The story sucks.
The characters suck.
The actors suck.
The editing is HORRIBLE.
The dialogue sucks.
The music sucks
The pacing sucks.
The atmosphere/vibe sucks.

Random notes:

1, They overuse one theme from the Arnold movie WAY too much.

2. The movie has a real fake studio set/green screen thing going on. On a 80 million budget. The original was filmed in an actual jungle. Why is it so hard for big budget movies to get the atmosphere right?

3. One thing that was really off-putting was how the characters acted like they were in a goddamn comedy while being chased by a killer alien. Really kills any suspense. Predator 1 and 2 had some real grit and weight to them and people were legit scared; this shit felt like a clown show.

4. Olivia Munn plays a scientist on retainer by the gov't. When the Predator escapes, she instantly turns into GI Jane commando lady. No explanation how/why. Mary Sue x 1000.

5. Why is it so hard for Hollywood to make a goddamn decent Predator movie? Gonna check out that Dark Ages Predator deal someone posted a while back; has to be better than the trash I recently watched.

WB post-surgery Olivia Munn hard though although she shouldn't have fucked with her face so drastically.

Seriously, one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time. I gotta play that sad music from the first movie now:



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They should have just gone the usual cashgrab reboot route, and focus on that with cameos from the two former-governors, Ventura and Arnie

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(12-02-2018 01:08 AM)The Black Knight Wrote:  Why is it so hard for Hollywood to make a goddamn decent Predator movie?

Because everything that made the original "Predator" we all know and love so great is pretty much the opposite of what Hollywood stands for these days and of the ideology they are pushing.

They could make a goddamn decent Predator movie, but they don't want to.
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(12-02-2018 01:08 AM)The Black Knight Wrote:  Predator 2018 is HOT HOT garbage.





My God, this was a bad movie. There is virtually no redeeming qualities to this pile of dogshit.

The story sucks.
The characters suck.
The actors suck.
The editing is HORRIBLE.
The dialogue sucks.
The music sucks
The pacing sucks.
The atmosphere/vibe sucks.

Random notes:

1, They overuse one theme from the Arnold movie WAY too much.

Is it this one?



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(12-02-2018 01:08 AM)The Black Knight Wrote:  Predator 2018 is HOT HOT garbage.






2. The movie has a real fake studio set/green screen thing going on. On a 80 million budget. The original was filmed in an actual jungle. Why is it so hard for big budget movies to get the atmosphere right?

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This reminded of me when I went to see Indiana Jones 4, you know how people were shattered by the Star Wars prequels, well this was my Phantom Menace. I think that was the first time I knew popular cinema could break your heart. I remember them talking about how practical the film was, how real it felt like Indy 1-3, reviews rolled in it seemed average to good, go to cinema with brother, I was cringing most of the time, note this was 2008 and Iron Man 1 had just released, really did the mark the full switching over of eras, into the CGI diatribe we're in still in a decade later, felt like Indiana Jones straddling two era of filmaking and being retrofitted, all wrong. There are good scenes don't get me wrong but its a depressing film. I've grown to really like the ancient astronaut themes after delving into our possible hidden histories though. It looks pretty good with the last decade of beloved 70's and 80's series killers.

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My standards for feeling adequately entertained by action movies are usually quite low, but The Predator really was terrible. Even the Alien vs Predator movies were better. Or Predators from 2010.

Meanwhile I just watched Venom and it easily cleared my entertainment standards, even if it certainly wasn't a great movie.
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Documentary about WW1 with colourised footage and sound from Peter Jackson - I very strongly recommend it.
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(12-02-2018 09:10 AM)Syberpunk Wrote:  Is it this one?



No, it's the main title theme when the helicopters start flying in the beginning and end of the movie if I recall correctly.

(12-02-2018 09:30 AM)Syberpunk Wrote:  This reminded of me when I went to see Indiana Jones 4, you know how people were shattered by the Star Wars prequels, well this was my Phantom Menace. I think that was the first time I knew popular cinema could break your heart. I remember them talking about how practical the film was, how real it felt like Indy 1-3, reviews rolled in it seemed average to good, go to cinema with brother, I was cringing most of the time, note this was 2008 and Iron Man 1 had just released, really did the mark the full switching over of eras, into the CGI diatribe we're in still in a decade later, felt like Indiana Jones straddling two era of filmaking and being retrofitted, all wrong. There are good scenes don't get me wrong but its a depressing film. I've grown to really like the ancient astronaut themes after delving into our possible hidden histories though. It looks pretty good with the last decade of beloved 70's and 80's series killers.

I was thinking of Indy 4 when I wrote my statement and I know what you mean being a huge Indy fan myself. The 4th movie looks total out of place compared to the original trilogy where everything looks and feels authentic. If you look at the following links, it shows how in the 4th movie they barely had any diversity in shooting locations compared to the 3rd movie.

http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/i/...rusade.php

http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/i/...-Skull.php

(12-02-2018 09:37 AM)MikeS Wrote:  My standards for feeling adequately entertained by action movies are usually quite low, but The Predator really was terrible. Even the Alien vs Predator movies were better. Or Predators from 2010.

Meanwhile I just watched Venom and it easily cleared my entertainment standards, even if it certainly wasn't a great movie.

Same here. I'm not a film snob and can enjoy a mindless action flick. Just saw Venom recently and feel the same way.

Finally while doing Indy location research, I came across Allison Doody from Indy 3:

[Image: 501?cb=20180823205709]

This is her at around age 50:

[Image: depositphotos_100643062-stock-photo-actr...-doody.jpg]

Wall survivor and how to do modest surgery right.
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(12-02-2018 10:47 PM)The Black Knight Wrote:  
(12-02-2018 09:10 AM)Syberpunk Wrote:  Is it this one?



No, it's the main title theme when the helicopters start flying in the beginning and end of the movie if I recall correctly.

(12-02-2018 09:30 AM)Syberpunk Wrote:  This reminded of me when I went to see Indiana Jones 4, you know how people were shattered by the Star Wars prequels, well this was my Phantom Menace. I think that was the first time I knew popular cinema could break your heart. I remember them talking about how practical the film was, how real it felt like Indy 1-3, reviews rolled in it seemed average to good, go to cinema with brother, I was cringing most of the time, note this was 2008 and Iron Man 1 had just released, really did the mark the full switching over of eras, into the CGI diatribe we're in still in a decade later, felt like Indiana Jones straddling two era of filmaking and being retrofitted, all wrong. There are good scenes don't get me wrong but its a depressing film. I've grown to really like the ancient astronaut themes after delving into our possible hidden histories though. It looks pretty good with the last decade of beloved 70's and 80's series killers.

I was thinking of Indy 4 when I wrote my statement and I know what you mean being a huge Indy fan myself. The 4th movie looks total out of place compared to the original trilogy where everything looks and feels authentic. If you look at the following links, it shows how in the 4th movie they barely had any diversity in shooting locations compared to the 3rd movie.

http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/i/...rusade.php

http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/i/...-Skull.php

(12-02-2018 09:37 AM)MikeS Wrote:  My standards for feeling adequately entertained by action movies are usually quite low, but The Predator really was terrible. Even the Alien vs Predator movies were better. Or Predators from 2010.

Meanwhile I just watched Venom and it easily cleared my entertainment standards, even if it certainly wasn't a great movie.

Same here. I'm not a film snob and can enjoy a mindless action flick. Just saw Venom recently and feel the same way.

Finally while doing Indy location research, I came across Allison Doody from Indy 3:

[Image: 501?cb=20180823205709]

This is her at around age 50:

[Image: depositphotos_100643062-stock-photo-actr...-doody.jpg]

Wall survivor and how to do modest surgery right.





It blew my mind years after seeing the films finding out that she was Irish, being Irish myself (because she really looks nothing like one and by that I mean: unusually WAY too goodlooking) she gave up acting more or less after this for being a mother, so I never saw her being interviewed at all.

Good smart girl, because those genes deserve to be passed numerous times. We need them.

[Image: Alison_Doody_05_01.jpg]

[Image: preview-TAFFIN-still-005-x.jpg]

I encourage you all to see the above: Taffin (a small Irish B film from 1988) that plays it deadly serious and straight, and because of it, it becomes hilarious. It actually is a decent story if incredibly cliche and cult film here. Pierce Brosnan before Bond playing a hard man debt collector in a small rural town and he plays it so smooth. Enjoyable relaxed film. We don't usually make stuff like this, particularly now.





I found the whole thing on youtube, 360p mind:



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Allison Doody (How in the hell is Doody an Irish name? It should at least be Doodyfergus or something) is certainly the ultimate sleeper wave of Irish women.

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A conservative movie extolling traditional Christian values while surviving in a dystopian world just got slammed with an R-rating for no apparent reason. "A faith-based action film that is also pro-Second Amendment is just more than the Hollywood elites can handle."

Quote:“The Reliant” stars Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules”), Brian Bosworth (“The Longest Yard”), Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight”), and Mollee Gray (“High School Musical”). Like most indie films, “The Reliant” already starts the race way behind the competition, having to raise its money from scratch with no secure distribution deal at the end of the race. Now, with this rating from the Motion Picture Association of America, shackles are latched around their ankles as its primary target audience are families and Christian conservatives.

https://www.westernjournal.com/producer-...ernjournal



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(12-02-2018 05:51 AM)Belgrano Wrote:  
(12-02-2018 01:08 AM)The Black Knight Wrote:  Why is it so hard for Hollywood to make a goddamn decent Predator movie?

Because everything that made the original "Predator" we all know and love so great is pretty much the opposite of what Hollywood stands for these days and of the ideology they are pushing.

They could make a goddamn decent Predator movie, but they don't want to.

Actually the director of the original Predator was/is a total liberal. I heard an interview with him on NPR a few years back. He said that the famous gun scene where they all unload their weapons into the jungle where they saw the Predator was intended to show the futility of firearms. He was completely surprised when viewers loved it and viewed it as an awesome attempt to attack the alien.

I can't remember all the other things he said, but they were along the same vein. He basically threw together what he considered a bunch of shlock aimed at low-brow action movie fans, but he scorned his own work.

It's funny because I've always loved the original Predator, and watch it almost any chance I get. I particularly love the part where Arnold is the last one, and he decides to turn the tables on the Predator and beat him at his own game using primitive weapons. How can you not love a story arc like that, where the ultimate alien hunter comes to Earth for sport, and ends up biting off more than he can chew when he meets one particular Earth warrior?

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(12-04-2018 04:26 PM)RoastBeefCurtains4Me Wrote:  
(12-02-2018 05:51 AM)Belgrano Wrote:  
(12-02-2018 01:08 AM)The Black Knight Wrote:  Why is it so hard for Hollywood to make a goddamn decent Predator movie?

Because everything that made the original "Predator" we all know and love so great is pretty much the opposite of what Hollywood stands for these days and of the ideology they are pushing.

They could make a goddamn decent Predator movie, but they don't want to.

Actually the director of the original Predator was/is a total liberal. I heard an interview with him on NPR a few years back. He said that the famous gun scene where they all unload their weapons into the jungle where they saw the Predator was intended to show the futility of firearms. He was completely surprised when viewers loved it and viewed it as an awesome attempt to attack the alien.

   

Such an idea would never have occurred to the average American back in the 1980's, especially someone watching a Sci-Fi action movie. Yet the twit director felt that it was rather obvious. Moreover, that famous gun scene also resulted in the predator losing some blood, so the director's logic evades me. That just highlights how liberal and conservative America are too completely different worlds. Hollywood was the vanguard of radical liberal retardism.
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I saw Overlord last night, at the $3.50 movie theater.

So basically, an integrated black and white 101st Airborne are air dropped over France. Their mission is to take out a radio jamming tower that the Nazis are using to jam frequencies.

Only a handful of the soldiers survive the drop. All of them are pussies. They sneak into the town, with the help of a French girl.

Germans are using French people to make a Captain America Super Soldier Serum and test it on dead bodies. It brings them back to life...as zombies.

Germans steal hot french girl's little bro. Remaining soldiers fight Nazis, zombies and blow up the radio tower.

American forces land on DDay. Every one lives happily ever after.

Skip watching Overlord.
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Ready player one... Had no expectations and found it enjoyable enough for what it was. Also has some of the best surround sound action scenes I have ever heard. Sounded great on my 6.0 system.
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Nightcrawler (2014) 7.5/10

Designed for uncomfortable viewing but you can see it being very true. A film from the outset that you know its going to build throughout, worth a watch.
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Tits or GTFO (2018) ?/10

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(12-01-2018 11:33 PM)Tail Gunner Wrote:  I just watched "Hereditary." All I can say is "Wow!" If you have read my previous reviews, you know that I am not a fan of the horror film genre because horror films are typically so poorly done. I am also a harsh grader of films, especially comedy and horror films, but I give this movie a 4/1-2 out of 5 stars -- with 5 being perfection.

It was creepy, disturbing, and artistic. The camera, sound, and lighting departments deserve special recognition for coming up with creepy moments and weird camera angles so unique that you cam truly say you have never experienced them before, which is difficult to say after 100 years of film making.

I cannot say much about the story itself without spoiling the experience. In fact, if I tried to describe the film in detail you might wonder whether I saw the film or just dreamed it. While the film continually intimates that something terrible could occur at any moment, whenever something horrible does happen it is usually far worse than whatever you could have imagined. I would simply say that it best described as a cross between "The Exorcist" and "The Shining." Enough said.

The choice of the Joni Mitchell song (sung by Judy Collins) at the end of the movie was an especially artistic and twisted choice. A typical mediocre filmmaker would have chosen a Black Sabbath tune. This film is a terrifying masterpiece and one of the best horror films that I have ever seen. A must watch film.




Hereditary is easily one of the scariest movies I've watched, and I couldn't stop thinking about it for days. It didn't help that my 10-month-old daughter started clicking her tongue around the time I watched the movie.

I got about 90% of the movie since I picked up on the very obscure references, but my wife was kind of in the dark about a lot of the plot until I explained it to her and then read more online. The director was trying to be very subtle about what was happening in the background, but maybe he should've given one or two more hints without having to beat someone over the head with what was going on.

The final scenes where she chases her son through the house and is pounding her head against the attic door still haunt me.
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(12-05-2018 06:03 AM)olivia89 Wrote:  Ready player one... Had no expectations and found it enjoyable enough for what it was. Also has some of the best surround sound action scenes I have ever heard. Sounded great on my 6.0 system.

If you liked the movie then definitely read the book. I couldn't put it down, and I presume it is much more immersive than the movie.
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(12-02-2018 01:08 AM)The Black Knight Wrote:  Predator 2018 is HOT HOT garbage.





My God, this was a bad movie. There is virtually no redeeming qualities to this pile of dogshit.

The story sucks.
The characters suck.
The actors suck.
The editing is HORRIBLE.
The dialogue sucks.
The music sucks
The pacing sucks.
The atmosphere/vibe sucks.

Random notes:

1, They overuse one theme from the Arnold movie WAY too much.

2. The movie has a real fake studio set/green screen thing going on. On a 80 million budget. The original was filmed in an actual jungle. Why is it so hard for big budget movies to get the atmosphere right?

3. One thing that was really off-putting was how the characters acted like they were in a goddamn comedy while being chased by a killer alien. Really kills any suspense. Predator 1 and 2 had some real grit and weight to them and people were legit scared; this shit felt like a clown show.

4. Olivia Munn plays a scientist on retainer by the gov't. When the Predator escapes, she instantly turns into GI Jane commando lady. No explanation how/why. Mary Sue x 1000.

5. Why is it so hard for Hollywood to make a goddamn decent Predator movie? Gonna check out that Dark Ages Predator deal someone posted a while back; has to be better than the trash I recently watched.

WB post-surgery Olivia Munn hard though although she shouldn't have fucked with her face so drastically.

Seriously, one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time. I gotta play that sad music from the first movie now:





[Image: xstwb7gqcap11.jpg]

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dies in the end - he was such a great example of "Keeping the frame". I'd have loved to see him winning the fight with the bear and rise again in the end Wink
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I've just bought a 4k tv and have ran into some unexpected problems watching movies/tv. Nature documentaries etc. look amazing, just incredible! so far, so good.

But nobody told me about 'Soap Opera Effect'! I've never heard of it until now. If you've no idea what this is (don't worry, I didn't either), just search for it and you'll soon understand. Just today, no less than Tom Cruise has come out against it;

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...tting.html

Quote:They are hailed for the way they bring the cinema experience into the comfort of your living room.

But high-definition widescreen TVs could be ruining your movie nights, according to one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Tom Cruise has declared war on modern flatscreen devices. He has called on everyone to turn off a default setting on most modern TVs – saying it makes his films look like a cheap soap opera.

Movies, especially special effects laden ones just look so fake now. I've been enjoying (apart from some glaring sjw missteps) 'The Haunting of Hill House' on Netflix and had seen all episodes bar the last one on the old shitty tv. Last night, me and the missus put the last episode on using our new 4k tv and couldn't believe how bad it looked! Those once scary-looking ghosts and ghoulies are now nothing more than actors wearing 2nd rate halloween masks! The once-convincing creepy old house was now just a fake studio set painted by high-school kids!

I tried a couple of blockbuster movies and they looked like stage-plays! I'm going to experiment with taking motion-blur off tonight and see what I can do about it. I was going to watch 'The Outlaw King' as I've heard good things about it, but I can't watch anything till I've sorted out these settings and got rid of the 'fakeness'. I'm not sure at this stage whether it's purely the 'Tru-motion' smoothing technology or the high-def (or a mixture of both) that's fucking things up.

So if you're treating the family to a new tv this Christmas, just be aware that these 4k gizmos aren't all sweetness and light; you'll have to do some tinkering to get the image right, or trust me, movies will never look the same again.

This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.

- Rudyard Kipling
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"A stripper last night brought up "Rich Dad Poor Dad" when I mentioned, "Think and Grow Rich""
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I downloaded and watched "Mortal Engines" because it looked neat.
Unfortunately it was a fairly bland storyline, with the strong female, evil white man, compassionate non-whites, find the mcguffin, stop the big blue light, etc.
It still looked neat though, and the set designs were great, I wish they expanded the lore though.

"A stripper last night brought up "Rich Dad Poor Dad" when I mentioned, "Think and Grow Rich""
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