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November 17th, 2018, 12:20
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November 17th, 2018, 12:54
Geena Davis tried that and it flopped. Mind you she has some great movies but cutthroat island wasn't one of them.

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Rumor not fully confirmed yet.

Disney's dropped Johnny Depp as Captain Sparrow & rebooting the Pirate franchise. Wait that's not all the new lead of the reboot movies, and her crew might be all female.

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Link - https://www.express.co.uk/entertainm…epp-Emma-Stone
Link - https://comicbook.com/movies/2018/11…t-female-lead/
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November 17th, 2018, 13:09
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Geena Davis tried that and it flopped. Mind you she has some great movies but cutthroat island wasn't one of them.
I actually remember having that movie on VHS it wasn't bad. Just borderline average.
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November 17th, 2018, 16:05
The Great Wall - not a horrible movie but too much special effects; definitely didn't feel it was whitewashed as some people claimed. As far as I could tell there was only 3 'white' people and all 3 played European.
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The story was yawn (reminds me of some other movie - maybe starship trooper but the high level plot has been used so many times perhaps some other movie). However, I don't think it was a horrible movie - definitely worth $5 i paid for the bluray.
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November 17th, 2018, 19:59
So Disney got rid of Johnny Depp? Why? Because he's an asshole? I always liked him as an actor but felt neutral about him as a person. Didn't know a single thing about his private life until I saw that home video by his slightly shady wife taping him being drunk and verbally belligerent. Even then I didn't feel anything. "Hey, she puts up with it!" I figured. She wants lots of nice things in life and is willing to eat a lot of shit to get them. Maybe they deserved each other.
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November 17th, 2018, 20:56
I'd been meaning to watch Elle for a quite some time and was recently spurred to do so by the commentary in this thread. Nice to see that Verhoeven hasn't lost his knack for seriously messed up movies
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November 17th, 2018, 23:39
We were talking about jump scares earlier in this topic. Just watched episode 5 of The Haunting of Hill House and there's an excellent jump scare in the scene where Nell (very sad to know what happens to most of these kids when they grow up due to the brilliant use of its truly non-linear, overlapping narrative and dedicated character chapters) is walking down the hotel hallway with "buggy" florescent lights when suddenly- well, just watch it if you haven't. I never jump but I did here. It's a television series but it feels like a good horror film.
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November 17th, 2018, 23:50
In his latest movie (now playing) his coworkers said he was very professional. No clue about his private life.

Originally Posted by JackOfOwls View Post
So Disney got rid of Johnny Depp? Why? Because he's an asshole? I always liked him as an actor but felt neutral about him as a person. Didn't know a single thing about his private life until I saw that home video by his slightly shady wife taping him being drunk and verbally belligerent. Even then I didn't feel anything. "Hey, she puts up with it!" I figured. She wants lots of nice things in life and is willing to eat a lot of shit to get them. Maybe they deserved each other.
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November 18th, 2018, 19:58
I just finished watching The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Superb film. Coen brothers at their best, again. Highly, Highly recommended.

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November 18th, 2018, 23:17
Love every film the Coen's have done, I'll be waiting for this one to hit dvd or HBO in the future!
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November 19th, 2018, 05:00
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I just finished watching The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Superb film. Coen brothers at their best, again. Highly, Highly recommended.

Only the last story didn't work for me. I found it tedious and predictable . Still, 5 out of 6 ain't bad. Nice to see Tom Waits still looking strong if a bit grizzled.
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November 19th, 2018, 06:03
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Watched the very same Hereditary.

One of worst movies I've seen in my life. Skip even if your life depends on it.
you have absolutely zero taste in both movies and games so color me unsurprised.. I'm not a total fan of the later portion of the movie, it's kind of like it's two movies in one, which sometimes works really well (From Dusk to Dawn etc), here its debatable, later portion is a cliche, first portion is kind of the opposite of that. But yeah really liked it and i can understand the high score on IMDB. If you're gonna watch one horror movie in 2018 i'd say this is the one.
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November 19th, 2018, 11:55
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If you're gonna watch one horror movie in 2018 i'd say this is the one.
Speaking of horror flicks: saw Suspiria (2018) yesterday.
Now that was a pleasant surprise - a movie for acquired taste for sure, but yeah: this is how to remake a classic. Well done.
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November 19th, 2018, 12:08
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you have absolutely zero taste in both movies and games
Right?
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If you're gonna watch one horror movie in 2018 i'd say this is the one.
No.
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Speaking of horror flicks: saw Suspiria (2018) yesterday.
Now that was a pleasant surprise - a movie for acquired taste for sure, but yeah: this is how to remake a classic. Well done.
No.

The year is full od mediocre and less than mediocre horrors. That includes overhyped and overrated boredom Hereditary and Hollywood's silly remake of Argento's masterpiece that's de facto just a cashgrab.

The best shocker I've seen this year so far is Netflix' Apostle. Posted about it already. It's a B movie which means it has it's "bugs", yet manages to outchill every socalled "horror".
I'm not saying there isn't a better one out there, didn't watch them all. For example still didn't watch new Halloween, Ghost Stories nor Les Affames. Nor exotics imdb pretends don't exist like The Whispering.
Also, the year didn't end yet.
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November 19th, 2018, 16:02
I wasn't a huge fan of the original Susperia and never had the desire to re-watch it more than twice. I do like Dario Argento's earlier horror & giallo films though, but I think I even re-watched what he considered his own worst film (The Cat O' Nine Tales) more times than Susperia. The remake can only be much worse, I figure, since the original at least had a uniqueness to it. I thought its sequel (or last part of the trilogy) Mother of Tears was terrible.
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November 19th, 2018, 17:33
Btw, it's wrong to categorize Joxer as having "absolutely zero taste." He's a definite mikey but he just wants what we all want - good movies and TV shows - and can discern (most of the time) the good from the bad.
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November 19th, 2018, 17:45
Originally Posted by JackOfOwls View Post
Btw, it's wrong to categorize Joxer as having "absolutely zero taste."
It's not wrong.
I love criticizing my taste as it does make me analyze if I'm liking something because it really makes me feel good, fun or something else or because mainstream said "that good then it must be goot to me too" or because it's trendy or whatever.
Besides we have a history of a sort. I posted already that reshade is IMO malware and am begging for norespawn mods instead. To some that's instantly lack of taste, but then again I never cared about wrapping much unless it's hairworks.

Anyways… Speaking about this year horrors forgot to mention possibly the biggest disappointment. Slender Man is Conjuring franchise spinoff and after the first Anabelle I thought they won't make another dud. Well, it's not a dud it's worse. Slender Man follows a blueprint how to make one of worst movies ever.
It's a waste of time and money. If you see it airing/streaming somewhere, pretend it's not there and don't watch that garbage. Anything else is better.
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November 19th, 2018, 17:59
Originally Posted by JackOfOwls View Post
Susperia. The remake can only be much worse, I figure, since the original at least had a uniqueness to it.
Well, the remake is very unique - albeit in a much different way than the original.
Hence I call it a good remake, because it does not want to "improve". It simply tells the same story in a very different way.

Mind you, this is not a proper giallo, this is "art horror", if there is such a genre (Kubrick's Shining, maybe?), and in order to fully appreciate it, a certain background knowledge on Europe's recent history is a must.
So yeah, not your regular chiller, that's for sure.
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November 19th, 2018, 18:11
I watched a movie last night called Stake Land, it was a fairly low budget affair, telling of a vampire take-over of the world with most of the remaining people in the US trying to make their way into Canada. I found it fairly enjoyable, sure you could poke plenty of holes in the tale, and of course some nasty humans turn out to be the most dangerous foes, but it was entertaining.
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November 19th, 2018, 19:22
Originally Posted by duerer View Post
Well, the remake is very unique - albeit in a much different way than the original.
Hence I call it a good remake, because it does not want to "improve". It simply tells the same story in a very different way.

Mind you, this is not a proper giallo, this is "art horror", if there is such a genre (Kubrick's Shining, maybe?), and in order to fully appreciate it, a certain background knowledge on Europe's recent history is a must.
So yeah, not your regular chiller, that's for sure.

If i recall correctly Suspiria was that movie that reminded me of a really bad porn flick, terrible lighting and acting etc.. i absolutely couldn't stand it. Might give this one a try then.
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