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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:58 am    Post subject:

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Cut, Licorice Pizza is so, so good. It's a hetero Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. I'm going to watch it a million times.

I have in on my IPTV. It's a bootleg. Video and sound are terrible. It'll clear up in time to Dolby Surround sound and 4K video. It usually takes about 2 weeks. I can wait.


Well worth the wait.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:36 pm    Post subject:

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West Side Story (2021) is now my favorite Spielberg film, I'd argue it's at worst his fifth greatest achievement as a film director, it bests Wise's 1961 masterpiece, and it stands as one of the greatest depictions of movement ever captured on screen. This can only be a movie. Only movies can make this kind of magic, and Steven Spielberg is among a small handful of ever living directors who could've ever created something this kinetic and alive. Maybe the greatest cinematic flex in modern Hollywood history.


Would be interested to see your ranking of his movies. Critics are critics, but you gotta be an ahole to sit there during a Spielberg film and go, 'Yuck, populist..." Populism and interesting perspective shots are Stephen's skyhooks. E.T. had the juice to be re-released in Summer of 85 and it did well the 2nd time, too. And the VHS wasn't released until 88 and it cost 100 bucks and people bought it. The man has done something right in the industry. The recent documentary about his life is interesting as well, if you haven't seen it. Shows scenes in his movies that are biographical. EG: The scene in Close Encounters where the boy walks in and sees his father crying and starts shouting, "You crybaby!" and Terri Garr shouts, "Go away!" and slams the door? That's something that Stephen did as a child, it was a confused/emotional outburst at his father crying.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:51 am    Post subject:

New Jackass coming out!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:10 pm    Post subject:

I watched a few reaction vids by youngsters on Alien lately. Being how blatant they were about mixing eroticism w/ death, sex and fear, innate human fears of first-time sex, parasites, penetrations, suffocation, etc. I wonder how it takes most people multiple viewings and a working knowledge of HR Giger to recognize the phallic imagery, much less all the imagery about things in peoples' mouths/throats, gestation/reproduction, etc. Maybe because the scenes are spaced out, they seem more random.

Three scenes of note:

1) Ash trying to kill Ripley. He throws her onto a desk area where the wall is covered w/ nudie pics and forms a porno mag into a phallic shape and attempts to ram it into Ripley's mouth.

2) Alien kills Lambert suggestively/off-screen. All you see is the tail slowly working its way up between her legs. Only female who does die is killed in that different manner than all the male characters.

3) Ripley startles Alien in escape pod. She's wearing undersized tank top and panties and the camera is focused at waist level when she gets into space suit, so her crack is visible, public hair is visible from front, and then the camera stays there focusing on her panty swatch as she lifts her leg up to get it into the suit and immediately cuts to Alien's phallic inner jaw moving out of its mouth in a yawn (implying an erection).

It's an interesting film for its unspoken mix of eroticism and fear, life/death, procreation/gestation, etc. I liked Aliens, but I don't think it's a superior film. It may even be equally good on the whole, but one's a thoughtful film and the other is a thoughtful-enough Summer blockbuster. The "mouthparts" of the facehugger in Aliens is also clearly modeled after certain female human anatomy in a way the first movie failed to show. Dead "Navigator" in Alien is also sitting in a phallic chair/module. They really found the one right morbid Swiss artistweirdo to mine for conceptual ideas.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:05 pm    Post subject:

I get that blockbuster, comic book, superhero movies are barely film. If at all.

But unlike most people out there. I thought Marvel's Eternals was way better than the most recent Spiderman movie.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:13 am    Post subject:

Has anyone seen 355? It's in my IPTV queue. It's bootleg, bad quality, and sound. It'll clear soon to 4k Quality and Dolby Surround Sound. If you've seen it should I wait or pay to view it?
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