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The Official Movie Thread

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Manic Ferocity, May 4, 2007.

  1. Bloopy

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    I added Stone Cold to my watchlist when you guys posted about it last year. Finally got around to watching it yesterday, funny stuff.
     
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    CiG Infrared Horizon

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    The opening scene in the grocery store. Must've watched that bit alone at least 100 times.
     
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    CiG Infrared Horizon

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    Watched that Shin Godzilla film, thought it was awesome. One of the best kaiju films I've seen in years. Very technically proficient and I enjoyed the way they essentially used the kaiju genre to make a procedural drama of epic proportions.
     
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    Who's seen uncut gems? What's you guys think? Chaos! Good or bad? Meh
     
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    not yet. very hyped for it, although i was also really hyped for good time and just liked rather than loved it.

    shin godzilla is pretty cool. i haven't seen much NGE but by all accounts it's kinda what you'd expect from a godzilla movie by the evangelion guy. the monster design is fucking awesome and the whole process-driven approach is refreshing, you don't really see that kinda thing in western cinema very often. it's probably too idea-driven to really work dramatically but i admired the attempt.
     
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    CiG Infrared Horizon

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    I didn't necessarily draw many parallels between Shin Godzilla and NGE but it's been awhile since I've watched it to be fair. The whole film was basically a critique of bureaucracy, in many ways Godzilla is an afterthought.
     
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    yeah, although for a critique it's actually pretty optimistic and idealistic from what i remember, and that's a big part of why i found it both novel and unconvincing lol
     
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    CiG Infrared Horizon

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    Considering what inspired the film I think it's pretty obvious why it's optimistic and idealistic. The critique isn't meant to dismantle power structures like many western films tackling similar subjects often seek to do, but rather criticize the inaction and red tape of the Japanese government. It's accusing the government of impotency, and it's a very nationalistic film too.
     
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    Slant Magazine's 100 Best Films of the 2010s

    only semi-mainstream critical decade list i was anticipating, and it's a really good list, much better than i'd dared hope for tbh. kept expecting mediocrities like moonlight, boyhood, lady bird etc and they never arrived, and even her is a lot lower than i feared it'd be.
     
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    getting the same vibes for this flick. damn hype machine got me again
     
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    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    It's in there, you can't read :p
     
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    pffffft prove it

    that movie’s aight, just isn’t really anything special. it was good enough that i’ll see little women before doing my 2019 list
     
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    And yet they went with Tree of Life? That was offensively bad. So pretentious and ultimately shallow it seemed more like a parody of Malick.
     
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    nearly everyone either loves or hates 2010s malick lol. i hated tree of life for at least an hour until it eventually won me over, but some of his subsequent films did not. the new one sounds like it’s a bit different from his other latter era stuff which has got me a bit more excited than usual. his first four are all so great that i’ll always give him a chance.
     
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    Oblivious Maximus I am the worm

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    kept meaning to link you this lol
     
  19. Oblivious Maximus

    Oblivious Maximus I am the worm

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    I actually looked that up after you mentioned the film. Uncanny impression.
     
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    dont care what anyone says, first two X-Men movies are way better than any of the new disney marvel stuff.
     

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