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Mom and Dad


Movie where parents go crazy and kill their children, it reminds of me of why i dont like horror movies.
The writing is typically just so god damn awful.

The one thing i had in mind when watching this film... why don't the kids run out of the house, what about the story keeps the kids in the house?
Well it turns out.. nothing. The kids never once try to run for the door, it makes zero god damn sense.

They lock themselves or their parents behind like 3 different doors in the house, run to a corner of the kitchen and then stand there and get cornered. what?? how is their instinct not to run away???

Also at two points i laughed out loud at nick cages acting. not sure that was supposed to be funny lol. bad director.
 
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Ideal Home was really funny


Paul Rudd is great, he was hilarious in "I Love You, Man" and continues to showcase great comedic timing in Ideal Home.
And his costar was awesome in showtimes "Episodes" tv series

Techincally Ideal Home is about two gay men, but like 95% of it is just them arguing with each other lol so I would still say this is a mainstream movie that everyone can watch for the laughs. not restricted to the lgbt crowd.
 
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Oh good Lord. Talk about a revolving door. Normally I'm repelled by bands that kick decent blokes and musicians out of their bands. But I guess it's a business. The man knows what he wants, and if folks get in the way of that, well… Not one of my favorite bands, but I like music and entertainment documentaries.

Nice also. (Prime)

It's a fairly decent, low budget cyberpunk, Bladerunner kinda thing, heavy on low budget style. Guy Pearce is always an asset.

This is far from perfect, or even excellent storywise, but it's decent enough and the art and animation are both very lovely.

This is really good. It may have went under your radar. Very much recommend, especially if you're interested in learning about the deep state and the (very) dark side of our ruling elite. At first glance it may look like like it's merely about the war on drugs, but it's much more sinister than that. Some interesting and peculiar characters in this. If you liked Netflix's Wormwood, you may like this too.

Re-watched this. The first time I was not too sure how I felt about it's style or substance. I found the protagonist not likeable, etc. But upon the second viewing, I have to say it's style does set it apart, and it is craftily made.
Helps that I'm currently into UFO stuff and seem to have become a believer, lol, maybe…

This is so good. Narrated by one of the best, Peter Coyote. Also on Prime.

Lots of hating on this one, but I thought it was a decent enough entertainment.

Yes! This is pretty good.
 

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What a SNOOZE FEST


Really tried to finish this, did some fast forwarding even to make it simpler but eventually just gave up
 
What a SNOOZE FEST


Really tried to finish this, did some fast forwarding even to make it simpler but eventually just gave up
It was literally impossible to watch. I thought I might die of old age watching this endless conga line of no name superhero backstories. They never did get me to like or care about any of the characters. It felt dumb, pandering, and superficial. It could have been 6 hours, as long as it was good, but it wasn't.
 
Oh good Lord. Talk about a revolving door. Normally I'm repelled by bands that kick decent blokes and musicians out of their bands. But I guess it's a business. The man knows what he wants, and if folks get in the way of that, well… Not one of my favorite bands, but I like music and entertainment documentaries.

Nice also. (Prime)

It's a fairly decent, low budget cyberpunk, Bladerunner kinda thing, heavy on low budget style. Guy Pearce is always an asset.

This is far from perfect, or even excellent storywise, but it's decent enough and the art and animation are both very lovely.

This is really good. It may have went under your radar. Very much recommend, especially if you're interested in learning about the deep state and the (very) dark side of our ruling elite. At first glance it may look like like it's merely about the war on drugs, but it's much more sinister than that. Some interesting and peculiar characters in this. If you liked Netflix's Wormwood, you may like this too.

Re-watched this. The first time I was not too sure how I felt about it's style or substance. I found the protagonist not likeable, etc. But upon the second viewing, I have to say it's style does set it apart, and it is craftily made.
Helps that I'm currently into UFO stuff and seem to have become a believer, lol, maybe…

This is so good. Narrated by one of the best, Peter Coyote. Also on Prime.

Lots of hating on this one, but I thought it was a decent enough entertainment.

Yes! This is pretty good.
Zone 414 was acceptableish. I didn't hate it. There were some characters that were better than others.

Arcane was serviceable, though I imagine there's a lot of LOL fan service there that I didn't get because I don't play it.

The Matrix 4 was good, except the end didn't make any sense, and it kind of felt like a greatest hits album, and a lot of the original magic was gone. I liked it for what it was. I think all sequels are cursed by comparisons to the original, and that's certainly the case here. It's a bad Matrix movie, by the standards of Matrix 1, but it's a decent movie compared to movies in general.

Vast of night was unique, and skillfully executed. I didn't care for it much, just because I've now seen these same set of tricks in so many indie films. Budget saving stuff where a script is written to contain spending. For this same type of thing, I'd recommend "Pontypool" over VON.
 

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So much of the matrix 4 didn't make any sense...
like he created AI but ... it didn't spawn a race of machines or change the world, it made him some money with a cool video game? So like AI is about the same level of accomplishment as creating clash of clans lmao wut ?

And they purged some machines like the oracle but they left smith alive?? smith the virus that almost destroyed every machine on the planet and they decided to not purge that one.. so much just made no sense.

I watched Bloodline cause i like shawn william scott


But this script was written by someone kinda dumb... sadly this is not movie that allows for even an ounce of critical thinking.
The very first thing police do when they have a murderer suspect is ... ::drum roll:: get their cell phone location data and find out where/when they've been to the crime scene. This very simple basic fact somehow escaped all of the people working on this film.
 
The Good The Bad and The Ugly. 7/10 - was a really good film but i watched the extended one which dragged certain scenes out, but I love the story.
 
Arsenic and Old Lace - 6/10

(Probably my least-favorite Frank Capra film, but still enjoyable.)
One of my mother's favorite movies, and one we, as a family, always watched when it popped up. Cary Grant is really funny, and I always remember Peter Lorre's line: "No, no, Johnny. You cannot count him. You got twelve, they got twelve. The old ladies is just as good as you are!" :) Anyone who hasn't seen it should, in my opinion.

The other movie, by the way, in this same, for me, class: Harvey. James Stewart.
 
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Zone 414 was acceptableish. I didn't hate it. There were some characters that were better than others.

Arcane was serviceable, though I imagine there's a lot of LOL fan service there that I didn't get because I don't play it.

The Matrix 4 was good, except the end didn't make any sense, and it kind of felt like a greatest hits album, and a lot of the original magic was gone. I liked it for what it was. I think all sequels are cursed by comparisons to the original, and that's certainly the case here. It's a bad Matrix movie, by the standards of Matrix 1, but it's a decent movie compared to movies in general.

Vast of night was unique, and skillfully executed. I didn't care for it much, just because I've now seen these same set of tricks in so many indie films. Budget saving stuff where a script is written to contain spending. For this same type of thing, I'd recommend "Pontypool" over VON.
Ah, Vast of Night. You can't help but admire the skill and dedication in this film. But what makes it re-watchable for me, what makes me highly recommend it, is the two leads. They are so well drawn, so well acted, so refreshing.
 
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One of my mother's favorite movies, and one we, as a family, always watched when it popped up. Cary Grant is really funny, and I always remember Peter Lorre's line: "No, no, Johnny. You cannot count him. You got twelve, they got twelve. The old ladies is just as good as you are!" :) Anyone who hasn't seen it should, in my opinion.

The other movie, by the way, in this same, for me, class: Harvey. James Stewart.
Harvey works really well as a live stage play. I've seen it done live, and it's pretty great.
 

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Rewatched Boogie Nights and I dare say it might be the greatest ensemble film of all time.
Everytime I see a huge ensemble film it feels overstuffed and like they are giving the actors too much weight for their characters, the story is inorganic. idk. i dont like them.

but pretty much every single actor in the entire film of boogie nights is famous, it's crazy how stuffed full of talent this film is.
and it doesn't suffer from any problems that ensemble movies have. this movie would still work if you replaced the actors with unknowns.
 
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sfoster

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Many of them were in the early stages of their careers, if not quite unknown.
I had never heard of heather graham or don cheadle when this came out, you've got a point there.
Does that disqualify it as an ensemble film? Or can it still qualify as greatest ensemble film of all time.
 

directorik

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Crimes of the Future.

Never reaches its full potential but I dug this. I often feel bad for Kristen Stewart. She is sometimes dismissed as that Twilight girl but she is an excellent actor. But you gotta be a Cronenberg fan for this one.
 
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