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NeverFinished
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posted 11-05-17 10:29 PM CT (US)         
Don't think there's a thread around for movies and I wanted to share a little about one I just watched called The Bad Batch.

I watched this movie a night ago and was riveted. The film's plot centers around two groups living in a wasteland near Texas: packs of cannibals living in relative isolation and then a larger group of people who wish to return to normal life in some sense. Although this movie has plenty of charm to begin with, I found myself really getting into the storytelling through body language and facial cues. There is maybe a page of dialogue in the entire movie but it works to it's advantage. Has anyone else seen this kind of thing working well in another film?

Also, has anyone seen other engaging schtuff lately? Would love to get more movies to delve into.

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Pitt_Man
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posted 11-07-17 06:32 AM CT (US)     1 / 22       
Apocalypto by Mel Gibson has very little dialogue but works well. Seems to fall into the same category of the film you watched.
Set in pre-Columbian Yucatan and Guatemala around the year 1511, Apocalypto depicts the journey of Jaguar Paw, a Mesoamerican tribesman who must escape human sacrifice and rescue his family after the capture and destruction of his village at a time when the Mayan civilization is about to come to an end.
A good watch.

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posted 11-07-17 11:11 AM CT (US)     2 / 22       
I'm watching Thor: Ragnarok tonight.

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Knight
posted 11-07-17 04:17 PM CT (US)     3 / 22       
I recently rewatched Pan's Labyrinth, a Spanish fantasy film. It's very dark and reckless and takes place during the Spanish civil war. I highly recommend watching it if you are interested in some non-typical-American fantasy film. Despite the main actress being very young, it's definitely aimed at adults. (Not suitable for younger children for sure.)
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posted 11-08-17 01:46 AM CT (US)     4 / 22       
I'm watching Thor: Ragnarok tonight.
I saw this a week ago.

It's a good movie. Mostly because they've finally admitted that nothing about Thor (as originally conceived) actually works.

- no Natalie Portman. GONE. Hemsworth makes a one second quip about her, and she's never mentioned again. Apparently she had a falling out with the big muckety-mucks at Marvel. It's basically "I have to go now, my planet needs me!" *yanks frame* for her.
- Thor's three pointless friends die. Nothing of value was lost.
- The random chick/backup love interest isn't even mentioned at all.
- Thor's hammer breaks, so now we won't have to watch him awkwardly hit things things with a styrofoam movie prop. Instead, he can fly and shoot lightning. It's much cooler than it sounds.
- Anthony Hopkins gracefully exits. I never liked him, or believed he was a Norse god.
- Only two scenes of him running around Earth in normcore clothing, instead of infinitely many.
- Thor is changed to be funny. At times they ride the line here, to the point where it feels like a Judd Apatow movie. But it's a big improvement for his character, which was just a goddamn log before.

You get lots of action, and some good writing. I liked Cate Blanchett.

I'm conflicted on the planet Sakaar. The whole arc feels like a distraction from the main storyline...but it looks REALLY good. The art direction is unique: it's Maori Cyberpunk: Lots of tribal designs mixed with hard metal surfaces. You'll see what I mean, I can't think of another sci-fi location that looks quite like it.
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posted 11-08-17 06:38 AM CT (US)     5 / 22       
I don't watch as many movies as I used to and am trying to figure out what to do with my massive piles of DVDs. I'd just save my Star Wars and James Bond movies and get rid of the rest, but I'd really love to get some money for them but don't want to do bothersome stuff like sell them via internet or something I'd love to get at least 1 euro per DVD, but eh.

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oliver
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posted 11-08-17 07:06 AM CT (US)     6 / 22       
If you can, you should do an anime-style review of Thor, Popey. At least we expect a +/- score of something.
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posted 11-08-17 07:35 AM CT (US)     7 / 22       
And Ecchi Sketchy counter.

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posted 11-08-17 08:43 AM CT (US)     8 / 22       
Hulk dick jokes.

I wasn't all that impressed actually. It wasn't 80s enough, too much exposition was dumped in machine-gun snippets and they forced Benedict Cumberbatch's awful cameo in there without even buying it dinner first.

What was the heroine's name? Valkyrie. That's right, they couldn't be f***ed to name her. Cate Blanchett Ex Machina got really boring after a while, and visually she felt like a discount Maleficent.

I liked South African rock alien a lot though.

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posted 11-08-17 08:57 AM CT (US)     9 / 22       
None of my local theaters have The Death of Stalin.

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NeverFinished
Squire
posted 11-08-17 11:21 AM CT (US)     10 / 22       
I recently rewatched Pan's Labyrinth, a Spanish fantasy film.
Saw this a couple years ago, but would definitely re-watch. The sense of feeling helpless really gets across well with the film's fantasy elements.
I'd love to get at least 1 euro per DVD, but eh.
Whatchya got stocked up? Might be interested. Also, does anyone want to get rid of VHS tapes? Down for those too.

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posted 11-08-17 01:15 PM CT (US)     11 / 22       
I've a couple hundred DVDs, mostly action with some scifi/fantasy/comedy etc. mixed in. Seagal, Carrey, Jet Li, J. Chan, Willis etc., I mostly picked the movies with bigger names in them I guess. The volume of all these DVDs is such that it'd be a bit tough to get it to Canada I'll have to do an inventory of the DVDs at some time, haven't really done a proper count/list of 'em.

Another option to selling the DVDs would be keeping the discs and discarding the cases but that feels like a kind of weird idea.

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oliver
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posted 11-08-17 04:51 PM CT (US)     12 / 22       
Maybe in 30 years time your DVDs will be considered vintage technology and all the cool kids will be chasing around for a library like yours, major. You're sitting on a potential goldmine.
Pitt_Man
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posted 11-09-17 05:02 AM CT (US)     13 / 22       
Seagal, Carrey, Jet Li, J. Chan, Willis etc.
One of these things is not like the others haha

I plan on binge watching Stranger Things S2 this weekend. Will need to watch a decent recap video of S1 though, because I haven't seen it since the first couple of days it came out last year. Unless I can binge both....

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posted 11-09-17 01:42 PM CT (US)     14 / 22       
Stranger Things actually has a recap of its own. Didn't need the refresh personally, but it was nice anyway.

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posted 11-09-17 03:07 PM CT (US)     15 / 22       
Turns out the two cases with 160 slots for DVDs each weren't enough to store all my discs <.<' Will have to go back to buy one more tomorrow >.> Got halfway through the movies starting with S before running out.

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posted 11-10-17 04:17 AM CT (US)     16 / 22       
One of these things is not like the others haha
Yeah I don't know why he included a comedy actor like Steven Seagal in there. Seems a bit out of place.
Maybe in 30 years time your DVDs will be considered vintage technology and all the cool kids will be chasing around for a library like yours, major. You're sitting on a potential goldmine.
In 2030 the sound of a DVD spinning up in a drive will be like the sound of a modem dialling, instantly evoking nostalgia.

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oliver
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posted 11-10-17 04:36 AM CT (US)     17 / 22       
Microsoft ... always those planned obsolescence schemes ...
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posted 11-10-17 11:00 AM CT (US)     18 / 22       
A total of 406 discs over about 356 movies. Phew. And oh boy do they take less space now that the cases are no more

Here's the list of the movies if anyone's interested although many of the titles are in Finnish (there're no Finnish movies in my list though).

#
1408
16 Blocks
2 Fast 2 Furious
28 päivää myöhemmin
48 hours
48 hours 2
7 seconds

A
After the sunset
Aikakone
Ali
Alien vs Predator
Amelie
Ammattitappajat
Ammattitappajat
Armoton maa
Attack force

B
Babel
Big bullet
Black dawn
Black eagle
Blade 1
Blade 2
Blade 3
Blade runner
Blood brothers
Bridge of dragons
Bringing down the house
Bringing out the dead
Broken arrow

C
Candyman 2
Charlie Chaplin 1
Charlie Chaplin 2
Charlie Chaplin 3
Charlie Chaplin 4
Charlie Chaplin 5
Charlie Chaplin 6
Charlie Chaplin 7
Charlie Chaplin 8
Charlie Chaplin 9
Charlie Chaplin 10
China strike force
Cleaner
Cloverfield
Collateral
Cop land
Crank
Crank high voltage
Crocodile dundee 1
Crocodile dundee 2
Crying freeman
Cube

D
Danny the dog
Dark blue
Dark city
Da Vinci koodi
Death race
Dejavu
Demolition man
Die hard 4
District 9
Donnie Brasco

E
Election
Eläintohtori 1
Eläintohtori 2
Eläintohtori 3
Enkelit ja demonit
Epäillyt
Eragon
Etulinjassa
Evan taivaanlahja

F
Falling down
Fantastic four adventure begins
Fantastic four silver surfer
Fearless
Final destination 1
Final destination 2
Final destination 3
Firetrap
Flight of fury
Full metal jacket

G
Gamer
Get shorty
Ghost rider
Gladiaattori
Godzilla
Good morning Vietnam

H
Hannibal
Harry Potter 1
Harry Potter 2
Harry Potter 3
Harry Potter 4
Harry Potter 5
Harry Potter 6
Hart's war
Henkien kätkemä
Herrasmiesliiga
Hyvät, pahat ja rumat
Hyökkäys poliisiasemalle 13

I
I am legend
Ilmestyskirja nyt
Indiana Jones 1
Indiana Jones 2
Indiana Jones 3
Indiana Jones bonus
Indiana Jones 4
Interview with the vampire
In the electric mist
I, robot
Isiemme liput
Isku Kolumbiaan

J
Jadesoturi
Jali ja suklaatehdas
James Bond 1
James Bond 2
James Bond 3
James Bond 4
James Bond 5
James Bond 6
James Bond 7
James Bond 8
James Bond 9
James Bond 10
James Bond 11
James Bond 12
James Bond 13
James Bond 14
James Bond 15
James Bond 16
James Bond 17
James Bond 18
James Bond 19
James Bond 20
James Bond 21
James Bond 22
James Bond 23
James Bond bonus
Jeanne d'Arc
Jumper
Jurassic Park 1
Jurassic Park 2
Jurassic Park 3
Jurassic Park bonus

K
Kaappaus metrossa Pelham 123
Kadoksissa
Kala nimeltä Wanda
Karhuveljeni Koda 1
Karhuveljeni Koda 2
Kauhea kankkunen
Kauriinmetsästäjä
Kill Bill 1
Kill Bill 2
Kingdom of heaven
Kirjeitä Iwo jimalta
Kiss kiss bang bang
Kellopeliappelsiini
Klik!
Kullan kiilto silmissä
Kultainen kompassi
Kummituskartano
Kung pow
Kunnes toisin todistetaan
Kunniattomat paskiaiset
Kuoleman kilpajuoksu
Kuoleman selli
Kwai-joen silta

L
Lavastettu
Lentävien tikarien talo
Liikkuva linna
Liisa ihmemaassa
Linnunradan käsikirja liftareille
Lord of war
Lucky number slevin

M
Maailman ympäri 80 päivässä
Maailmojen sota
Maameren tarinat
Mad Max 1
Mad Max 2
Mamma mia
Man on the moon
Matka maan keskipisteeseen
Matrix 1
Matrix 2
Matrix 3
Medusa 1
Medusa 2
Medusa 3
Menetetty maa
Michael Clayton
Mieletön juttu
Million dollar baby
Miss FBI 2
Missin impossible 1
Missin impossible 2
Missin impossible 3
Mitäs me ryöstäjät
Monster's ball
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Moulin Rouge
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Mrs. Doubtfire
Murha Hollywoodissa
Mustesydän
Muumio 1
Muumio 2
Muumio 3

N
Narnia 1
Narnia 2
National treasure 2
Natural born killers
Neljät häät ja yhdet hautajaiset
Neljä veljeä
Neuvottelija
New police story
Nico
Night at the museum 1
Night at the museum 2
Nightmaster + Train to hell
Niilin jalokivi
Nim ja salainen saari
Numero 23

O
Ocean's 1
Ocean's 2
Ocean's 3
On aika tappaa
Once a cop
Once a thief
One hell of a guy + Smokin' stogies
Out for a kill

P
Pahan oma
Paha päivä
Pako viidakkoon
Papillon
Pelastakaa sotamies Ryan
Phenomenon
Phonabooth
Pirates 1
Pirates 2
Pirates 3
Platoon
Pulp fiction
Punainen lohikäärme
Punaisen lokakuun metsästys
Päivä jona maailma pysähtyi

Q
Quiz show

R
Rambo 1
Rambo 2
Rambo 3
Rat race
Rauhantakijä
Red heat
Red planet
Reservoir dogs
Ring
Rogue assassin
Romeo must die
Rush hour 3

S
Saalistaja
Sademies
Sahara
Salainen agentti 86
Scary movie 3
Serenity
Shadow man
Shooter
Signs
Silta salaiseen maahan
Sivulliset uhrit
Sky captain and the world of tomorrow
Slither
Snatch
Spawn
Spesialisti
Spiderwickin
Spy game
Stealth
Sukiyaki django
Superhero movie
Surkeiden sattumusten sarja
Surrogates
Swordfish
Syytetty

T
Taalat taskuun Dick & Jane
Tahraton mieli
Tappava ase 1
Tappava ase 2
Tappava ase 3
Tappava ase 4
Taru sormusten herrasta 1
Taru sormusten herrasta 2
Taru sormusten herrasta 3
Terroripeli
The cannoncall run
The condemned
The crying game
The eye
The expendables
The final cut
The forbidden kingdom
The fugitive
The hurt locker
The italian job
The kingdom
The last king of Scotland
The legend of drunken master
Thelma & Louise
The magnificent trio
The marker
The one
The protector
The rock
The sound of music
The twelve gold medallions
The watcher
Tieto
Top gun
Totoro
Trainspotting
Training day
Transporter 1
Transporter 2
Transporter 3
Tropic thunder
Tuhannen tilanteen mies
Tulilinjalla

U
Uhrilampaat
Unbreakable
Underworld 2
Underworld 3
Unensieppaaja
Urban justice

V
Veteen piirretty viiva
Vihollisen keskellä
Vihreä maili
Vihreän timantin metsästys
Villi tusina
Voi veljet, missä lienet

W
Wanted
Watchmen

X
X-men 1
X-men 2
X-men 3
xXx

Y
Yes man
Yksinoikeudella
Yksi silta liikaa
Yön ritari

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NeverFinished
Squire
posted 11-10-17 01:35 PM CT (US)     19 / 22       
holy crap. that's a lot of movies. I do think they'll be considered retro and hip one day for sure. Not certain how viable they'll be for artistic purposes unless there's accessible ways to modify them though.
You are probably thinking this is an irrelevant and boring story. You are correct.
INCORRECT. MADE ME GIGGLE.

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posted 11-13-17 05:15 PM CT (US)     20 / 22       
I watched Train to Busan recently, which is a 2016 Korean zombie movie. The zombie genre is way beyond bloated and this movie didn't do anything super unique, but I enjoyed it a lot anyway and it's probably one of the best films in this genre that I've seen. I'm a firm believer that you don't need to reinvent the wheel if you make some solid improvements to the current one.

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posted 11-13-17 10:18 PM CT (US)     21 / 22       
I watch a fair bit of South Korean variety shows so Train to Busan is a movie I've heard of multiple times but I've never watched it beyond the couple second clips they show on the shows

EDIT: looked pretty generic, yeah.

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Popeychops
"Cool" Huskarl
posted 11-14-17 02:12 AM CT (US)     22 / 22       
Crank high voltage
A film where a man has a character use a defibrillator on himself in order to raise his pulse.

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