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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,844 Valuable Player
    edited April 6
    Just seen Shazam (3D version). Fun film not too serious. A bit slow to begin but entertaining all the same. Good family film.


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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 3,926 Valuable Player
    Just seen Shazam (3D version). Fun film not too serious. A bit slow to begin but entertaining all the same. Good family film.

    It's on my list when the disc is released - trailer looks great for the kids:


    Also just preordered Bumblebee, but I won't get it before May 20, sigh.
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 3,926 Valuable Player
    edited April 8
    RedRizla said:
    I just watched "The House That Jack Built". Quite a disturbing movie tbh. I'd rate it 7/10 for doing something different. Made "Silence of The Lambs" look like a comedy to me.

    I fear I'm first starting to understand your message now  :# Saw 48 min of this disturbing movie yesterday and I'm not sure it's good for me  :D

    I feel that Trier is trying to show the audience how truly horrible it is when a serial killer murders another human being. Things you don't see in all the (Netflix) TV shows that more or less seem to fuel some kind of awkward fascination for serial killers. In "The House Jack Built" the violence is really in-your-face. The movie has a lot of humor - but I think it's just there to make people watch a movie that few otherwise would be able to watch. 

    The House Jack Built feels much like this kind of movie:


    - but I still need to watch another hour  :#
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  • Epona0000Epona0000 Posts: 35
    Brain Burst
    I'm saddened that we're almost at the point where, when children ask what a Bumblebee is.. their first response will be "He's a Transformer!", instead of "It's an insect that pollinates flowers".
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,153 Valuable Player
    Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer was a fantastic film!

    I love watching anything to with serial killers  B)
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 3,926 Valuable Player
    edited April 9
    snowdog said:
    Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer was a fantastic film!

    I love watching anything to with serial killers  B)


    Finished watching The House That Jack Built yesterday, it was even more horrible than Henry - it's really hard to recommend the movie even if you normally like to watch movies about serial killers. The movie is about art - sort of - but you can find many other films about art that don't leave you with images you may wish never to have seen. 


    There're probably few movies more disturbing than The House Jack That Built, but even though I'm able to watch this movie (the hard to find uncensored version) which has been banned in many countries, I still haven't gotten around to see it, because I don't think I need that experience B)

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  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 6,774 Valuable Player
    @RuneSR2 - I did warn you it was a quite disturbing and made "The Silence of the Lambs" look like a comedy in comparison :p

    The movie had me wincing and I couldn't tell you the last move I watched that did this. I think a film called "Wolf Creek" and also one called "Hostel" had me wincing in parts to for different reasons. 
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 3,926 Valuable Player
    edited April 9
    RedRizla said:
    @RuneSR2 - I did warn you it was a quite disturbing and made "The Silence of the Lambs" look like a comedy in comparison :p

    The movie had me wincing and I couldn't tell you the last move I watched that did this. I think a film called "Wolf Creek" and also one called "Hostel" had me wincing in parts to for different reasons. 

    Wolf Creek was awesome - did see Hostel too. But none of them worked like The House That Jack Built - I wonder how many left the cinema thinking "there's no way I'm gonna watch that"  :D

    On some level The House That Jack Built is a masterpiece, it's definitely not an ordinary horror movie. 

    And just saw this  :D



    The Conjuring wasn't bad too - but one film that somehow did get to me was Mirrors - maybe because we do have a lot of mirrors, and while the movie wasn't that scary to watch, it did get to me while brushing my teeth - late at night - alone in the dark - in front of a mirror  :#


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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,153 Valuable Player
    I've always loved Nicholas Cage, one of my favourite actors. But he's been in some REALLY shite films these last few years because he's dead skint.
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  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,693 Volunteer Moderator
    I received the bluray 2K restoration of Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker in the mail today (had to order from england, luckily my bluray player is region free).

    This should be interesting. The first (and only) time I watched it years ago, I was very disappointed. I was hoping for something like the Stalker games, but it was closer to the book (which I also liked, but not as much as the games). But now I understand it, I think I can go into it in a different frame of mind. Looking back on what I remember, I think I can appreciate it more this time, knowing not to expect roaming mutants, gunfights with the military, horror, etc.

    Kind of like the first time I watched Crank High Voltage (hadn't seen the first one). I stopped watching after half an hour, it was one of the worst things I'd ever seen. But later I remembered the Feast horror trilogy.  They are cheap, stupid and over the top at trying to be offensive, but then you find out many of the cast/crew are related and they were just having so much fun making stupid horror. So I rewatched Crank High Voltage with "everybody just having fun rather than trying to make a quality movie" as my frame of mind, and I loved it.

    If you haven't seen Feast 1-3, give them a chance. :) The first one was cool (winner of the Project Greenlight contest), the next two were "well, we have some money left over, lets just go crazy".

    The running guy is the brother of the director, the baby he's carrying is his real life kid. One of the women on the roof (black haired biker who calls him a piece of shit) is his real wife (and mother of the baby) and the old guy on the roof is his (and director's) real father.

    I'm looking forward to seeing Shazam, the trailer just looks damn fun. I'm really not much of a super hero movie fan, I'm not on the edge of my seat waiting for End Game. I watch most of them when they come on Foxtel (australian cable tv, crappy SD quality) or later on Netflix. The only ones I ever bought on DVD were Iron Man 1, Batman Begins and Guardians Of The Galaxy. I still haven't even seen Winter Soldier or Black Panther.

    RedRizla said:
    @RuneSR2 - I did warn you it was a quite disturbing and made "The Silence of the Lambs" look like a comedy in comparison :p

    The movie had me wincing and I couldn't tell you the last move I watched that did this. I think a film called "Wolf Creek" and also one called "Hostel" had me wincing in parts to for different reasons. 
    I never liked torture porn style films like Hostel. I do like very graphic and violent movies, when they are over the top crazy and fast. The head exploding in Scanners, the guy pulled apart by chains in Hellraiser, any movie that has creative ways to cut a person in half (like Johnny Mnemonic's diagonal cut and slide), but I don't like prolonged suffering.



  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,153 Valuable Player
    I watched The Basement on Netflix yesterday and it was pretty good but a bit too predictable. Worth watching though. Quite a clever idea but I'm pretty sure I've seen a similar idea in a film before.

    Same goes for The Lazarus Effect too. I'm pretty sure I've seen the same sort of idea in another film. The Lazarus Effect was quite slow to get going but worth sticking with it.
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  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 6,774 Valuable Player
    snowdog said:
    I watched The Basement on Netflix yesterday and it was pretty good but a bit too predictable. Worth watching though. Quite a clever idea but I'm pretty sure I've seen a similar idea in a film before.

    Same goes for The Lazarus Effect too. I'm pretty sure I've seen the same sort of idea in another film. The Lazarus Effect was quite slow to get going but worth sticking with it.

    I have to be careful when I read your posts in this thread in case you give the plot away :p
  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 2,061 Valuable Player
    Went to see Captain Marvel. Not that good. It seemed boring and all over the place. Sure it had its funny parts and explained a few things but otherwise something about it seemed rather BLA. 
  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,693 Volunteer Moderator
    Oh yeah, that's the other marvel one I haven't seen yet.
    Of course the best super hero movie of all is Hentai Kamen. :)


    I just finished watching Stalker.
    Yeah, definitely a very different experience to the first time, I appreciate it more now.
    So many great LONG takes with slowly panning or zooming cameras. Don't watch if you are impatient.
    Fascinating movie if you give it a chance.



  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,623 Valuable Player
    edited April 12
    I just finished Season 1 of Black Summer on Netflix. A new zombie show that is very very good! It is more like the 28 Days later zombies, and focuses on violence and murder. Highly recommended.
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 3,926 Valuable Player
    Next movie on my list - I'd like the steelbook edition, but this seem extremely expensive (even if it's 4K + 3D) - is the disc made of gold? - Did Jesus touch and bless the disc? 



    I hope the price will come down after the movie is released April 22... 

    Or Black Summer it is - I'm slightly getting tired of zombie movies - or movies where the main characters can't talk - or can't see, but if Zenbane says Black Summer is good... - I did see the trailer last night, but ended up watching Maddie, which was kinda boring - I'm pretty sure she won't be found in S1E8 ;-)
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,623 Valuable Player
    I watched all of black Summer in one sitting. Started and ended in the same day. I couldn't pull myself away.
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,153 Valuable Player
    It isn't a film though, it's a TV series. Zombane posted in the wrong thread  :p
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  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 6,774 Valuable Player
    Zenbane said:
    I watched all of black Summer in one sitting. Started and ended in the same day. I couldn't pull myself away.

    Now this is what I call a Zombie series. I'm only on episode 2, but I understand why you watched them all in one day. This kept me up until 2 am watching this and I think I'll watch as much as I can come Sunday. Best series I've seen for a long time.
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 3,926 Valuable Player
    edited April 13
    Saw the first episode of Black Summer last night - it was ok, RedRizla seems to have enjoyed it more than I did, I'll give it another shot later tonight  :)

    Also just bought this movie - found it for 8 bucks - it's the highest-grossing anime film of all time worldwide - and 8.4 on IMDB. Have had it in MKV for years, just never got to watch it and thought I better support the industry  o:) (and my TV's processors need a lot of data to work with  B) )

     
    The movie is part of my recovery proces after The House That Jack Built :D 
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  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 2,061 Valuable Player
    RuneSR2 said:
    Next movie on my list - I'd like the steelbook edition, but this seem extremely expensive (even if it's 4K + 3D) - is the disc made of gold? - Did Jesus touch and bless the disc? 



    I hope the price will come down after the movie is released April 22... 

    Or Black Summer it is - I'm slightly getting tired of zombie movies - or movies where the main characters can't talk - or can't see, but if Zenbane says Black Summer is good... - I did see the trailer last night, but ended up watching Maddie, which was kinda boring - I'm pretty sure she won't be found in S1E8 ;-)
    I also just watched Spiderverse. Surprisingly good for a cartoon movie
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 3,926 Valuable Player
    RuneSR2 said:
    Saw the first episode of Black Summer last night - it was ok, RedRizla seems to have enjoyed it more than I did, I'll give it another shot later tonight  :)  

    - And just saw episode 2 to 4, much better than the first episode. Episode 2 is probably my favorite for now - maybe episode 1 and 2 should have been merged, episode 2 is much more coherent and loved the action. Stange that the length of the episodes seem to vary from 20 to 44 min, so it does make sense - if possible - to watch them all at once.
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 3,926 Valuable Player
    Digikid1 said:
    RuneSR2 said:
    Next movie on my list - I'd like the steelbook edition, but this seem extremely expensive (even if it's 4K + 3D) - is the disc made of gold? - Did Jesus touch and bless the disc? 



    I hope the price will come down after the movie is released April 22... 

    Or Black Summer it is - I'm slightly getting tired of zombie movies - or movies where the main characters can't talk - or can't see, but if Zenbane says Black Summer is good... - I did see the trailer last night, but ended up watching Maddie, which was kinda boring - I'm pretty sure she won't be found in S1E8 ;-)
    I also just watched Spiderverse. Surprisingly good for a cartoon movie

    It's also rated 8.5 on IMDB - and number 49 on IMDB's list over the top 250 best movies ever made:

    https://www.imdb.com/chart/top?ref_=nv_mv_250

    It's the highest-rated Spidey movie ever made. Would love to see the 3D version - but I'm definitely not going to spend like $70 to get both versions. 4K wins for now I think... Strange that the 3D version isn't available in the UK, but it is in Scandinavia and some other countries. 
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,153 Valuable Player
    I just watched Sinister on Netflix about a true crime author writing a book about murders. Not going to give anything away, it's an excellent film. :)
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  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 6,774 Valuable Player
    snowdog said:
    I just watched Sinister on Netflix about a true crime author writing a book about murders. Not going to give anything away, it's an excellent film. :)

    Does he turn into a Transformer at any point in the film?
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 3,926 Valuable Player
    snowdog said:
    I just watched Sinister on Netflix about a true crime author writing a book about murders. Not going to give anything away, it's an excellent film. :)

    It was Sinister I thought was such a great horror movie - not The Conjuring - got them mixed up. Yup, The Conjuring is for young girl scouts, Sinister is for men ;)
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  • JD-UKJD-UK Posts: 2,295 Valuable Player
    Ended up binning The Expanse as it was getting dull - kept waiting for it to get interesting, but after 5 or 6 episodes we gave up.

    Still watching Grimm, though - that's nothing special, either, but at least it's a little different from the usuals.

    We took my brother's advice of trying the series instead of the films on the Pay TV services - as most of the films are crap (to us). We did watch an interesting Anthony Hopkins early performance, though - on YouTube. Not bad - but don't watch it if you need action...






  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,153 Valuable Player
    RedRizla said:
    snowdog said:
    I just watched Sinister on Netflix about a true crime author writing a book about murders. Not going to give anything away, it's an excellent film. :)

    Does he turn into a Transformer at any point in the film?

    No.

    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 6,774 Valuable Player
    snowdog said:
    RedRizla said:
    snowdog said:
    I just watched Sinister on Netflix about a true crime author writing a book about murders. Not going to give anything away, it's an excellent film. :)

    Does he turn into a Transformer at any point in the film?

    No.


    I couldn't resist looking at the spoiler.
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,153 Valuable Player
    I watched The Conjuring the other day and quite enjoyed it. Have now downloaded Yhe House That Jack Built and will watch that later on.

    Am in the middle of watching The Autopsy of Jane Doe and it's pretty good so far, am about halfway through.

    I'm on a real horror vibe as far as films are concerned at the moment, I watched The Amityville Horror remake last night but it wasn't anywhere near as scary as the original, but that might be because I was a kid when I watched it lol

    Vampires freaked me out for a while when I was a kid because I snuck downstairs whilst my parents were watching a Christopher Lee Hammer House Of Horror film and it gave me nightmares. From then on I started to sleep with my arm wrapped around my neck to protect it lol :blush::smiley:
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

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