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  • So I've seen many movies this year, but possibly none more disturbing than DOGTOOTH {KYNODOTAS} (2009). Soooooo disturbing because it could be a reality so easily. It is a film that can't really be described. It has to be seen, but I do not recommend this movie for those who don't care for VERY disturbing stories. All I will say is it is a great example of why people can be so truly different from each other. I mean that is part of it, but yeah it just makes you think.
    Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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    • This fall I have decided to try to watch a lot of the serious classics I still have not seen, and been to ashamed to tell anyone So far it has been fun.
      We started with:

      -Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
      and
      -Big Trouble in Little China

      Bill and Ted was entertaining, and I always like a fun time travel story. If I had seen it as a teenager I think it would have med me a very annoying Party on dude indeed.
      Big trouble surprised me with its rather good Hong Kong-inspired fighting. It seems that Carpenter was trying to do something more that the usual fight movie. There was so many good movies made in the 80ies.

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      • I watched half of Wonder Woman 1984, got bored and turned it off. If this is the best DC can do, it's a sorry state of affairs. I thought the first one was fun, but it degenerated into 'explosions and punching CGI stuff' in the last half hour, which seems to be the endgame of all superhero films these days. Sigh.
        Last edited by Ubik; 12-27-2020, 03:53 AM.
        Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

        Kosh: Good!

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        • Originally posted by Ubik View Post
          but it degenerated into 'explosions and punching CGI stuff' in the last half hour, which seems to be the endgame of all superhero films these days. Sigh.
          Hmmmmm... How are superhero movies supposed to end then. Tea? . . . . . .LOL I understand what you mean, but I would love some alternate ending scenarios here.

          I think WB might know it is a weak follow up, which is why they didn't delay it any further. Or maybe they thought it would get them ahead of the game in the new streaming theatrical wars. Idk, I am waiting until I can see it in a theater here in the U.S. Anyone know where they are open?
          Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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          • based on my FiancĂ©'s brothers recomednation today we watched "soul". Surprisngly thoughtful movie and definitely not aimed at the kids here. It was nice to see Jamie Foxx play an older, considered dude and not be madly gurning his way through a performance. Plus graham norton had a good co star role, go the guy form cork.
            "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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            • Originally posted by Ubik View Post
              I watched half of Wonder Woman 1984, got bored and turned it off. If this is the best DC can do, it's a sorry state of affairs. I thought the first one was fun, but it degenerated into 'explosions and punching CGI stuff' in the last half hour, which seems to be the endgame of all superhero films these days. Sigh.
              Sad to hear about Wonder Woman 1984. With 1984 in the title I kind of hoped it had taken a lesson or two from Thor Ragnarok which was great fun. Though, come to think of it, it was a lot of CGI punching going on. Almost nothing but CGI punching, and some good 80ies music. Turns out I have simple tastes some times

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              • Originally posted by Satai with Punsch View Post

                Sad to hear about Wonder Woman 1984. With 1984 in the title I kind of hoped it had taken a lesson or two from Thor Ragnarok which was great fun. Though, come to think of it, it was a lot of CGI punching going on. Almost nothing but CGI punching, and some good 80ies music. Turns out I have simple tastes some times
                I like Thor: Ragnarok a bunch because it had sharp dialogue and lots of humour, and also played it totally over the top. It had a real sense of fun and love. I just don't get that from these DC films and all the comedic elements feel very forced and badly scripted. The MCU was wise to bring in Taika Wattiti, whose other films I find genuinely affecting and funny. Ragnakor is one of the few films where I don't get superhero movie fatigue as much. It felt fresh.
                Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

                Kosh: Good!

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                • Originally posted by Ubik View Post

                  I like Thor: Ragnarok a bunch because it had sharp dialogue and lots of humour, and also played it totally over the top. It had a real sense of fun and love. I just don't get that from these DC films and all the comedic elements feel very forced and badly scripted. The MCU was wise to bring in Taika Wattiti, whose other films I find genuinely affecting and funny. Ragnakor is one of the few films where I don't get superhero movie fatigue as much. It felt fresh.
                  I agree completely. Superhero fatigue, that is a good description. Now I know what I have suffered from a while now. I did like SHIELD season 4 though, we just watched it.

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