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The Awesome Film Megapost

Discussion in 'Wild Card Forum' started by shamangineer, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. shamangineer

    shamangineer Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I wasn't really interested. Other than the Kill Bill movies and Pulp Fiction I haven't been much of a fan. Evidently he is working on some sort of Star Trek project, unless it is a Klingon exploitation series where they sprout brow ridges and hair I don't see it going well. . .well even then it will still be shit. Was this Alex Kurtzman's idea?
     
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    The forecaster - really eye opening must watch film.

    "MARTIN ARMSTRONG, once a US based trillion dollar financial adviser, used the number pi to predict economic turning points with precision. When some big New York bankers asked him to join the club to help them to take over Russia, he refused to join the manipulation. A few days later the FBI stormed his offices accusing him of a 3 billion dollar Ponzi Scheme - an attempt to stop him talking about the real Ponzi Scheme of debts that the US has build up over the years and which he thinks starts to collapse after October 1, 2015, a major pi turning point he is predicting."

    Other honorable mentions this week -

    MFKZ - strange, stylish anime set in 'Dark Meat City' an LA Analogue.

    "Angelino is just one of thousands of deadbeats living in Dark Meat City. But an otherwise unremarkable scooter accident caused by a beautiful, mysterious stranger is about to transform his life... into a waking nightmare! He starts seeing monstrous forms prowling around all over the city... Is Angelino losing his mind, or could an alien invasion really be happening this quietly...?"

    Time Trap - Fun, low-budget time paradox adventure, that doesn't so much have a twist, as goes AROUND the twist.

    Bad Genius - Thai movie that somehow makes sitting exams into a thriller.
     
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  4. sirujux

    sirujux Active Member

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    once upon a time is Hollywood was pretty crazy.
    with brad pit in the 60's
    theres going to be a between two ferns movie.


    edit: you guys didn't like it?
     
  5. enjoypolo

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    Personally, I thought it was a mediocre picture, especially given the talent present on set; subject-matter at hand. Not too hard to make it interesting. Instead..

    I would compare it to going to a nice restaurant (expecting good things) and waiting hours just to be serviced, only to receive cold food, only to pay the big bill.

    I thought the Jamie Foxx/Christopher Waltz/DiCaprio trifecta killed it in Django, big time. But what goes up must go down too, right?

    The highlight for me was the soundtrack, with this vesion of California Dreamin'. But that's just my 2-cents.
     
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    I saw the joker movie and it was p weird.
    on the way home there was a slow driver and someone was honking like crazy at them for a few min's. everyone was like wtf, crazy day or cool day. its nice out and my mom left for California for a month and a half so that's nice.
     
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    Ayahuasca - Shamanic Exhibition (2019, Jan Kounen)
    Just came back from this VR exhibition that recreated a visual experience of the sacred brew visuals captured "with the Shipibo tribe in the Amazon", snake-wisdom type while the shaman is singing icaros in a cozy, 10-people per session screening inside a vegetated geodesic dome with a table and props.
    I didn't realize they were other shamanic VR media too, like Awavena.
    Although VR's good, it still so much sharper and detailed on a flat-screen, and the headsets a little heavy.:D
    Still, incredible stuff.

    PS: Another one of his apparently. A lot of dolphin synchronicities lately:rolleyes:;)
     

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  8. sirujux

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    i was just thinking since this month is when the 1982 movie blade runner was based in 2019 did people 40 years ago really think there would be flying cars now? id say they were off by 20 years, 2040 sounds like a year thats just like blade runner.

    i found out ya people did think there would be flying cars now
     
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  9. enjoypolo

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    if you read A Brave New World by A. Huxley, they (the people living in the technocracy) also have flying vehicle. We all know we’d be living the jetsons if not for the oil cartels, aka lizard peeps.
     
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    i was thinking you know that cybertruck? its this new better and cheeper way to make cars, thats the reason for its looks. but i think on purpose they made it a truck so not many people will buy it. if it was a small car maybe a three wheel one then everyone could buy it. if people were buying electric small cars then less wear on roads and people would have more money to change the world or at least not have a bunch of jobs and be stressed all the time. probably the wrong thread but its interesting stuff.
     
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    seven. that movie was crazy, by david fencher. ive been watching his movies lately and one was also zodiac. on coast to coast they were talking about zodiac last night but i missed it.
    at the end he says all those people were bad people he killed (the 7 deadly sins). the last two 6 and 7 were lust and pride, he finds out it was his wife and a baby he didnt know about that the killer killed. like the two chakras at the top
     
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    Se7en is one those cryptic, but entertaining films characteristic of David Fincher. Spacey also feels weirdly "natural" now that I think at it, guy is a legit psycho if you ask me.
    Speaking of which, I finally watched Joker (2019), and though I didn't have much expectations (usually, if mainstream goes 100 on something, you can smell fishiness..) I found it really bad. Once again, anyone who digs into Joaquin Phoenix' history, knows he's a messed-up dude (growing up in a sex cult, who wouldn't go insane?), so he was really "natural" in the role. But, everything else felt amateurish, nowhere near Christopher Nolan's deeply esoteric trilogy. Also,
    I also felt like instead of trying resolve his issues (or working in that direction), the film praises his downward-spiral to chaos. And I get it, that's life sometimes. But you can't help but feel there's a deep unsettling agenda behind it, or maybe I'm just crazy)

    The other day, my partner showed me this old documentary film called Portrait of Jason (1967). The whole film is about this dude, Jason Holiday (born Aaron Payne), a street-hustler, very eccentric type, like a gay-madame back in the days. And all I could think was, here is a real f-ing Joker. You felt empathy for the guy and what's he been through. It's 50-years apart, yet feels like a whole different world back then!

     
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    They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)
    Directed by Peter Jackson

    Just finished watching this heavy, unbelievable documentary about World War I, directed by Peter Jackson. I should add that it took 4-years in the making to make this film.

    It's made of actual footage from the battlefields, restored and, in colour. You've never seen WWI like this until you've seen this.
    What a tragedy, but I honestly think this is the kind of film that should be shown to students.
    It looks unreal, and yet hyper-realistic at the same time.

    The sheer trauma of these people. All I could think of was, how this war really catalysed the course of events in the last century up to now.


    Edit: The bonus behind-the-scenes is almost as interesting as the film itself: Peter Jackson has a huge archive of WWI materials, including airplanes, outfits and weapons, so they've recreated the colours to be as close to what it looked like. Which is why the movie makes them so "real".
    When Technology and Arts meet together to make something great!

    Here's the full 30-min behind-the-scenes with subs too (could only find it on Chinese site ;) )
     
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