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alex_ wrote

Just watched Venom, it was goofy and poorly-written in my opinion, but entertaining.

Literally just finished Farenheit 11/9. It was kind of interesting but not much in it was new to me. Feel like it would’ve been better as episodes of a show.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I had high hopes for Venom, but I couldn't like it at all. Which is a shame since I loved spider-man as a kid. I hope the future stuff with those characters is better.

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RosaReborn wrote

Finally watched Roma. Super good movie, everything I expected and more.

Talking with my Mexican friend, their mother grew up in Mexico City at the time the movie depicts and says it captured the feeling and the city very well

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existential1 wrote

I'll try to watch this one with my wife. We've both spent a lot of time in Mexico, and one ex of mine had an indigenous woman working in the house.

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BrowseDuringClass1917 wrote

I watched a fan edit of The Hobbit movies which is closer to the book.

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ratbum wrote

What did you think of it?

And what did you think of the real films?

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BrowseDuringClass1917 wrote

It was really good.

The real films are alright movies and they're based in Tolkein's lore and writings, but they aren't The Hobbit, they're wider and less focused.

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ratbum wrote

I asked the second question because I only watched the first film and despised it.

I fucking loved The Hobbit as a book; I read it so much that the cover fell off, so if it’s closer to the book, I think I’ll give it a go.

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ziq wrote

I've never see the hobbit, should I watch the recut?

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BrowseDuringClass1917 wrote

Yes, it's called "The Hobbit: Bilbo Edition"

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existential1 wrote

I'm gonna check this out. I read the book as a kid, and haven't touched it since. And I refused to watch the trilogy because I couldn't believe they'd actually take such a small book and turn it into three films.

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conseil wrote

I watched Vice, which felt like a strong insight to the mechanisms of internal politics- and I really didn't see the "liberal slant" people kept saying it had, given it didn't portray anyone in quite shining light.

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ziq wrote

Beavis & Butt-Head Do America. Laughed all the way through, as usual.

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alex_ wrote (edited )

now seems like a good time to revisit Beavis and Butthead, just the type of silly ignorant humor to escape to

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trashcan wrote

I watched the new Spider-man flick. It was pretty solid. I think it's biggest strength for me was visual style.

I also watched Bird Box, but that really didn't do it for me. The nonlinear structure made the flashbacks feel like a bit of a waste of time for me.

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neverinNJ wrote

Alien Code -- low budget but interesting ideas on time travel. Silence - Christian missionaries versus Japanese statists. The former get tortured and renounce their faith.

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existential1 wrote

I watched "BirdBox" and played with Bandersnatch.

I found BirdBox entertaining, and plot holes aside, am very happy that they did not reveal very much about the "disease/monster". Horror films often show way too much of the things we're made to be afraid of and ruin the fear of the unknown. The movie did a decent job of keeping the environment consistently "on-edge".

Bandersnatch was a handful. Honestly, it could be "ok" or garbage...depending on the choices you make. My wife was put-off halfway through our experimentations just by having the idea that the entire film is a tool to get more user data by logging micro-choices. To me, the "real" ending is the one where you wind up being "full circle" and you see the artist/programmer who allegedly worked on making the irl Bandersbatch. That was the only ending that in any way felt like something paying omage to the Black Mirror ethos. Everything else left a lot to be desired.

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ziq wrote

They actually filmed a scene showing the monster and it looked ridic so they took it out. There's a photo of it online.

Bandersnatch - I watched it from a torrent so I didn't get the pick-your-own-adventure experience so it was kind of a slog to get though.

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existential1 wrote

Interesting. I checked it out. I assume that would've been like "the carrier" or something. Definitely glad they went the route they did.

I have no clue how that would work via a torrent watch. Did they just choose one particular scenario to go through? Or do they play all the scenes in a weird order? How would that even work?

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ziq wrote

They played out one scenario and then included the other scenes at the end.

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existential1 wrote

Oooh. So what was the spoiler alert for other people scenario that you watched from beginning to end first?