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The movie thread

Post by BigEyeTenor » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:16 pm

Might as well have one of these, right?

Last night I watched "The Impossible" about the 2004 tsunami in Thailand. Based on the experiences of a family who got clobbered by it.

Extremely well made, harrowing tale of survival. I don't even know how they shot some of this.

I almost cried countless times. The movie is about everything beautiful and terrible about being a human on earth.

Naomi Watts is great (she's always great) as is are the kids who play her sons.

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Post by deep state » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:20 pm

I enjoyed The Impossible.

Very rare a movie hits the spot for me now. This one did.


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Post by gods+lonely=man » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:31 am

I was having a conversation at work about weird horror movies and i remembered watching The Society a few years ago.When i saw it i didn't really
think too much about it other than a few basic ideas about the potential for depravity in the upper class.Given the current/ongoing investigations into the possibilities of ritual abuse by societal elites i now think that the films subject/ideas are more than just metaphors.I don't think its easy to dismiss it as coincidence.

Even when i watched it before i found it to be pretty disturbing for a borderline campy movie.Now applying a ritual abuse overlay,it becomes unnervingly visceral.

Maybe others have already entertained the similarities but thinking back(i haven't rewatched it yet)i seem to remember it containing a number of plot devices/situations/occurrences that are consistent with ritual abuse.

Anyway i'm surprised that it isn't brought up more in the current Ickeian climate.


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Post by BigEyeTenor » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:42 pm

Just saw "Cop Car" the other night. Very solid indie, tone similar to Blood Simple. Dark, quiet, funny, very few characters, not much dialogue. Almost all takes place in barren, wide open spaces.

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Post by BigEyeTenor » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:34 am

Funny, I saw a poster for this the other day and I was just thinking how we seemed to have forgotten all about it. But now, suddenly, we're being reminded.

Vivid memories of that. I was in that exact area very soon after it happened. Everybody was talking about it.

The movie itself just looks like a Blair Witch ripoff. puuke*

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Post by Harvey » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:42 am

gods+lonely=man wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:31 am
i remembered watching The Society a few years ago
Ditto your comments. There are multiple overlays which can be applied, from the title onward. I remember thinking about it a lot in the early nineties, Brian Yuzna's title is of course referring to 'Society' as a descriptor of the social nucleus of the American class system and western capitalism generally, as they see it. Growing up, we recognised that something was wrong with the picture, but were hard pressed to say exactly what it was. Another masterpiece.

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Post by carpe verum » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:42 pm

I just watched "The Accountant", an interesting movie insofar as it Involves a high functioning autistic child (Christian Wolff) raised by a a decorated Special Forces PSYOP Officer who believes that his son should learn to overcome the hardships inherent in his condition. Although the film doesn't exactly come right out and say it, trauma based mind control is definately implied
Father: Aggression correctly channeled overcomes a lot of flaws. Tapping into that aggression requires peeling back several layers of yourself. It’s my job to know my son’s limitations. It’s your job to peel.
Just the fact that Ben Affleck is in the movie is enough to raise red flags, but, The Accountant, in my humble opinion, like many movies of its type, is chock full of MK-Ultra, predictive programming, sociopathic conditioning and openly Satanic celebration of bloodlust. In other words, mind control under the guise of entertainment.

As someone else pointed out in an interesting thread on another forum:
It is my contention that AUTISM is no mistake. It is an attempt to tweak a portion of the population into morphing into something unexpected. I believe they are willing to take the risks with the children of the world that some of them must die or become vegetative, but for the benefits that might arise from the few, that would ultimately end up in state care eventually anyway, would might just prove to be this NEW GENERATION OF MAN.

A subclass of strong healthy autistic 'specialists' with no desire for the common conventionality's of 'modern society' - single minded and focused. Aided by emerging technologies, what kind of man do we have before us? Certainly they will not be like their handlers. A subclass of strong healthy autistic 'specialists' with no desire for the common conventionality's of 'modern society' - single minded and focused. Aided by emerging technologies, what kind of man do we have before us?
As I learned in that same thread: Trump's pick for U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, is executive producer of the Accountant, as he is for many more movies:

The Lego Movie executive producer
Winter's Tale executive producer
Edge of Tomorrow executive producer
This Is Where I Leave You executive producer
Annabelle executive producer
Inherent Vice executive producer
American Sniper executive producer
2015 Run All Night executive producer
Get Hard executive producer
Mad Max: Fury Road executive producer
Entourage executive producer
Vacation executive producer
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. executive producer
Black Mass executive producer
The Intern executive producer
Pan executive producer
Our Brand Is Crisis executive producer
In the Heart of the Sea executive producer
2016 How to Be Single executive producer
Midnight Special executive producer
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice executive producer
Keanu executive producer
The Conjuring 2 executive producer
Central Intelligence executive producer
The Legend of Tarzan executive producer
Lights Out executive producer
Suicide Squad executive producer
Sully executive producer
Storks executive producer
The Accountant executive producer
Rules Don't Apply producer
Collateral Beauty executive producer
2017 The Lego Ninjago Movie executive producer
X-Men executive producer
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Post by Harvey » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:45 pm

^ Thanks for that. One of the many reasons I haven't owned a television in fifteen years or more, am extremely ambivalent about cinema and TV drama, mostly watch European or world cinema, if at all (non English language) and as a rule of thumb almost never watch a film which features guns as a central component of the film poster except with extreme prejudice.

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Post by C_D » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:47 pm

Harv:
...and as a rule of thumb almost never watch a film which features guns as a central component of the film poster...
...which is an awful lot of American films. Obsessed with the power to kill? I can't bear to watch anything with guns in. Boring and predictable.
pew, pew, bang bang, the baddie's dead. It would be refreshing to see the main 'good guy' get wasted ocassionally. But no. Follow the rules. Hollywood produces a lot of stinky shite. <Rant over.>

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Post by deep state » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:49 am

I have my Youtube page bookmarked to "2017 trailers" and last time I went there the first 20 trailers were ALL, I kid you not, either Marvel-related (about 70%) or kids fantasy-action fare (The Mummy was probably the closest to an adult sort of movie!)

I guess it's near summertime, but even so, it boggled my mind how utter the medium-takeover has been.

Guns aren't even enough now; destruction has to be cosmic-scale.

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Post by semper occultus » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:01 am

although modern "ultra-violence" was a product of the late 60's - early 70's "golden age" of Hollywood ( pretty much mainstreamed & "respectablised" by Sam Peckinpah - wheras before gore films were independent low-brow drive-in fare like Herschell Gordon Lewis ) it was pretty much a staple of films of that era that the "good guy" or "anti-hero" came to a sticky end ( eg Bonnie & Clyde, Butch Cassidy ) & the conclusion of the film was as downbeat as possible - some sort of post-Vietnam, post-Manson hangover or something. All changed under Reagan I guess - Top Gun etc - when the military-industrial complex became more overt & hoo-rah about its media endeavours with the entertainment-industrial complex

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Re: The movie thread

Post by BigEyeTenor » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:41 am

Just watched "Nocturnal Animals".

Wow. If you can make it through the opening title sequence, which is almost impossible to watch, you're in for a hell of a movie. Fantastic acting (Michael Shannon is just fucking awesome as ever) and cinematography and ... just great filmmaking. I had no idea what to expect and didn't even know what it was about, which is my favorite way to experience a movie.

Why that opening sequence is there I have no idea. It's just bizarre in its off-puttingness.

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