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Postby lumpenprole on Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:50 pm

It Comes At Night

Well written, well directed, brilliantly acted.

But makes The Road look like a Disney musical. I really liked it, but it was unrelentingly grim.
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby Redline on Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:15 pm

It Comes At Night

Where did you see it?
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby lumpenprole on Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:23 pm

It's in the theater this week.
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby Redline on Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:33 pm

Dang, I hope it's still here next week. The reliable cheap Marcus theatre in the hood turned in to a church...If some movie leaves town now, ya gotta wait for Netflix / Pay per View....
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Postby Redline on Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:38 am

Ladybug Ladybug (1963) TMC proves the growing cable bill is almost worth it by showing this awesome movie about farm kids panicking over a nuclear missile alarm. Great child acting, disturbing imagery, based on a true story, I hope they show it again.
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby free meat on Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:26 am

Train To Busan. Man that was stressful.
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby thelonelymastodronus on Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:01 am

Harmonium by Koji Fukada was great.
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby Me Again on Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:13 am

thelonelymastodronus wrote:Harmonium by Koji Fukada was great.


Have been meaning to see that one. Is it out already for home viewing?
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Postby gaetano on Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:12 pm

Sorrentino is the name in Italian cinema right now, but personally I find him very repetitive and too devoted to Fellini.
Now, this is a bout of fresh air: "They Call Me Jeeg" (original: Lo Chiamavano Jeeg Robot) is Italy's first superhero movie, although very different from typical Marvel-Hollywood stuff. Think of Sergio Leone reinterpreting Far West movies, that's the spirit.

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Postby Redline on Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:41 pm

^ He wears a pink outfit and picks up distressed chicks? What kind of super hero is that?
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Postby gaetano on Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:59 pm

Redline wrote:^ He wears a pink outfit and picks up distressed chicks? What kind of super hero is that?


I laughed. :) The movie got a slew of awards around these parts, was very popular among audiences and got huge praise from critics. I hope it does interest someone here on the forum. Ciao!
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby thelonelymastodronus on Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:20 am

Me Again wrote:
thelonelymastodronus wrote:Harmonium by Koji Fukada was great.


Have been meaning to see that one. Is it out already for home viewing?


Yes, there are DVD's and Blu-ray's of it out there.
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Postby Antero on Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:11 am

Finally saw The Void. Fucking legit.
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby Antero on Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:13 am

free meat wrote:Train To Busan. Man that was stressful.

That's 100% exactly what we said after we came out of the theater. Good movie, but holy shit. Stressful.
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Postby Janeway on Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:57 pm

i defy any film to arouse more nervous tension than torn curtain!
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby numberthirty on Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:35 pm

lumpenprole wrote:It Comes At Night

Well written, well directed, brilliantly acted.

But makes The Road look like a Disney musical. I really liked it, but it was unrelentingly grim.


Great. While I was on the fence, I guess I have to see it now.
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby Me Again on Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:52 am

thelonelymastodronus wrote:
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thelonelymastodronus wrote:Harmonium by Koji Fukada was great.


Have been meaning to see that one. Is it out already for home viewing?


Yes, there are DVD's and Blu-ray's of it out there.


Thanks for the heads up, wasn't sure if it was out yet.

Had occasion to watch it just now, and man, that was a tough one and rather complex in some ways. From the trailer I assumed it might be one of those movies, like In a Lonely Place, in which the viewer is lead to believe something more ominous is afoot than is really the case, but nope, Harmonium was not that type of movie. Didn't quite make me cry but I honestly felt distressed past a certain point. Pretty well written, shot, and directed, though there were a few moments as the film wore on that were a bit flatter than probably intended. It's garnered a 6.9 on IMDb and that seems about right to me. Definitely worth seeing.
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby thelonelymastodronus on Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:50 am

Me Again wrote:
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thelonelymastodronus wrote:Harmonium by Koji Fukada was great.


Have been meaning to see that one. Is it out already for home viewing?


Yes, there are DVD's and Blu-ray's of it out there.


Thanks for the heads up, wasn't sure if it was out yet.

Had occasion to watch it just now, and man, that was a tough one and rather complex in some ways. From the trailer I assumed it might be one of those movies, like In a Lonely Place, in which the viewer is lead to believe something more ominous is afoot than is really the case, but nope, Harmonium was not that type of movie. Didn't quite make me cry but I honestly felt distressed past a certain point. Pretty well written, shot, and directed, though there were a few moments as the film wore on that were a bit flatter than probably intended. It's garnered a 6.9 on IMDb and that seems about right to me. Definitely worth seeing.


I was kinda expecting something a bit more oblique (this is probably a bias on my part, a good deal of the more modern dramas I've seen are sort of like this) than something like In a Lonely Place. And yeah, it was pretty good how, early on in the movie, we hear of and are shown what is wrong and how it could go wrong in a lot of different ways, certain revelations are made known, and yet the way it plays out is still unexpected and devastating.

I didn't think anything felt flat, but it certainly was kind of draining to watch it all unfold, especially in the final act of the film. The dreamlike sequences were beautiful though and that last shot of Tadanobu Asano's character is gonna be etched in my mind for awhile.

But yeah, definitely one of the best dramas I've seen from last year.
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby Janeway on Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:19 am

^how can you guys watch that stuff? lesson learned, don't let society living dull your senses, keep your instincts about you and when you feel something in your gut don't be overtrusting and fucking do something about it. all of that disgusting "how far can we twist this story" is like, are you kidding me, do you not read the news and see this happens all the time? not exact-detail specific, but for christ sakes being an alive being is having an instinct for danger, by the time one of these parents took initiative for their kid it was in the dumbest ending way possible when you're supposed to be worried about all that stuff the minute those beans got put in that oven. feels like watching every tragedy that could've been avoided unfold and is infuriating in the same way you yell at the bimbo in a horror movie not to open the closet door.

no. when you need a roller coaster ride of a movie, throw on torn curtain or something. let's see if i can get this link to work part ii...
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Postby Janeway on Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:45 am

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