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Postby jio » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:13 pm

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What a movie!!! 11/10
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Postby Yoshie » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:16 pm

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I need to check out the ever controversial cult classic Cannibal Holocaust that this film takes its inspiration from. I'm not the biggest fan of Eli Roth as a director. This film was expectedly heavy on the gore front, which is where the film delivered; but the narrative was messy and confusing, and the social subject matters were not covered in enough depth. I'm not surprised this was critically panned.
Yoshie I have seen "Green Inferno" and although it was OK, I can't say I didn't feel that it was a very uninspired copy-paste job. I don't know if you will like "Cannibal Holocaust" or not (it's a movie of its time) but to me it's a great great classic and I always enjoy it whereas the Tim Roth remake was just forgettable. Talking about movies with identical plot, several came out after "Cannibal Holocaust" and although most of them were totally forgettable, "Cannibal Ferox" did stand out as another classic, despite being more or less identical to "Holocaust". So check that out too.
I watched Cannibal Holocaust today and I enjoyed it a lot. It's far stronger than The Green Inferno. One of the strengths about the gore aspects of the film is the fact that 1980s technology being far less advanced than it is in this decade allows for the gore to look much more raw and less polished, which I think aids the film's brutality and how the audience responds to it. The narrative was also smoother and far more focused than The Green Inferno's. I'd certainly be interested in checking out Cannibal Ferox; thanks for the suggestion. :D
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Postby Yoshie » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:17 pm

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Hilarious. :lol: :lol:
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Postby spiritboy » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:53 pm

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Postby Yoshie » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:21 pm

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Postby trebor » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:59 pm

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Just brilliant! Masterfully fools you and misleads you step by step as the events unfold when recounted in retrospect. Intense build-up with an unexpected final.
For fans of Mystery/Thriller type of films.
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Postby Yoshie » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:18 pm

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I thought it was clumsy and badly acted. It could have pushed its themes, which were very promising, much further than it did.
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Postby Yoshie » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:20 pm

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This, however, is absolutely fantastic. Brutal and savage, but brilliant and powerful from beginning to end. I loved it.
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Postby spiritboy » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:43 pm

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Good movie. Frances McDormand was great. But Sam Rockwell rocks it and he's the most likely candidate to be nominated and win Best Supporting Actor Oscar this year.
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Postby SummerPeur » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:03 pm

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Postby Odyssey » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:52 pm

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Did you like the movie? It's one of my fave Disney films in the past 10 years.
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Postby Spartan » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:57 pm

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Can’t believe this is 25 years old, it holds up so well in the SFX department.
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Postby Yoshie » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:37 pm

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Tom Rhys Harries <3
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Postby Yoshie » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:43 pm

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I checked this out after seeing the advertisement for it on the Eat DVD and I thought the trailer looked intriguing. The tagline of a review compared it to the work of David Lynch, who is my favourite director. I can see the comparisons to his work as the way that the film is shot is abstract and there is a heavy emphasis on visuals and atmosphere. The anti-Hollywood theme of the movie is one that interests me greatly in film which is another positive that drew me to wanting to see it. Unfortunately, I found the acting cringeworthy and poor and much of the writing to be third rate; to answer the tagline of the review I saw, if an amateur director attempted to imitate David Lynch, Starry Eyes might be the end result. I was disappointed with it and am surprised to see it have such a respectable 75% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I felt that a lot of the aspects of the film made it easy for critics to potentially slander it.
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Postby Thriller » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:39 pm

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★★★½
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Postby SummerPeur » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:15 pm

Odyssey wrote:Did you like the movie? It's one of my fave Disney films in the past 10 years.
I really enjoyed it! (Actually that's an understatement, I loved it!). The part in the boat with the lanterns - complete crying mess I was.
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Postby Yoshie » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:15 pm

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Postby Yoshie » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:09 pm

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I've been wanting to see this film for some time now after it drew comparisons to Mulholland Dr. which is far and away my favourite film of all-time. As I said when talking about Starry Eyes a few posts up, I love films that tackle an anti-Hollywood subtext. While The Neon Demon is visually stunning, I think the thematic aspects of the film that highlight Hollywood as destructive and dangerous are a little too obviously handled here, too apparent without any hint of subtlety; it's as though the director Nicolas Winding Refn doesn't have enough faith in his audience to acknowledge such themes with any imagination, ambiguity or interpretation on the audience's part. I haven't watched his other films, so I'm unfamiliar with his work on the whole. I'm glad I saw this, but for all its visual beauty I think it's a very flawed work.

Edit: I'm lying, I keep forgetting that Drive is his direction. :lol: :oops: It's the only other of his films that I've seen, and I enjoyed that a lot more than this one, which was probably helped by the always watchable, always beautiful Ryan Gosling. :lol: :oops:
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Postby Yoshie » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:01 pm

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It was very watchable and the suspense was handled well, but for M. Night Shyamalan's I thought it was fairly plain.
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Postby SummerPeur » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:39 pm

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Postby BlueScorpion » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:06 pm

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Didn't know about this. Thoughts?

I'm still reading the book by Stephen King :)
"Side effects be drowsiness / Loneliness / How is this? / I think they call it hateration / What can you prescribe for this?"
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Postby jio » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:14 pm

So happy for Yoshie's reviews of many horror movies I haven't seen. I am a horror fan myself too but recently I find myself struggling to find a horror with a plot which doesn't sound boring. So I have seen "The Triangle" (boring), "It Comes At Night" (I think I liked it as far as I can remember), "The Forest" (boring) and "Green Inferno" (OK). Several of the other films mentioned pop up as suggestions from time to time but they all have unattractive plots to me. I might check out "Border Lands" (A.K.A. Final Prayer) though, sounds kinda interesting.
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Postby spiritboy » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:44 pm

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Postby trebor » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:27 am

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This is TERRIBLE! (What was I thinking)
The initial idea may be somewhat promising but it's absolute trash. Bad acting, predictable from the very beginning, boring characters and implausible situations and chain of events, loose ends, etc.

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Stupid AF but very likeable and very well done. Space buddy romp movie and super hero spoof. Loveable characters.
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