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SuperJail Warden
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Scary Movie 8/10

Did you ever think you would get nostalgia over a movie from 2000? Jokes were so corny and I remembered half of them but it was still so good. Also
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/YAWeyIFREkw/maxresdefault.jpg
I am going to watch Scary Movie 2, the last good one in the franchise tonight.
unnamednewbie13
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That movie was a nostalgia trip when it came out. The trailer even has Beetlejuice music. I don't know how easy it would be to appreciate though if you hadn't seen or enjoyed the stuff it references.
SuperJail Warden
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Scary Movie 2, 7/10

Literally the last good Scary Movie. You could see the wheels starting to fall off the series though. Video had more references to 90s'/2000's memes than the original which of course comes at the cost of references to ScArY mOvIeS.

Okay speaking of ScArY mOvIeS, Scream's original title was "Scary Movie"

I will probably rewatch that when we get closer to the newest release.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scream_(2022_film)
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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Black Widow 6/10 What it lacked in plot it made up in outfits. Not sure if Johansson was wearing a padded bottom suit at some points.

The Suicide Squad 7/10 Much of it was a dig at American foreign policy, Stallone was genius, the end was neat.

Margot Robbie gets better and better

https://www.looper.com/img/gallery/harley-quinn-could-die-in-the-suicide-squad/intro-1603650605.jpg
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uziq
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amazing documentary about a war photographer.



recommend you find it in HD if possible.
unnamednewbie13
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360p's fine for me. I have a feeling it's going to be pretty grotesque.
uziq
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Black Widow 6/10 What it lacked in plot it made up in outfits. Not sure if Johansson was wearing a padded bottom suit at some points.

The Suicide Squad 7/10 Much of it was a dig at American foreign policy, Stallone was genius, the end was neat.

Margot Robbie gets better and better

https://www.looper.com/img/gallery/harley-quinn-could-die-in-the-suicide-squad/intro-1603650605.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E-UZZD3VQCYEh-W?format=jpg&name=900x900
Dilbert_X
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Thats fantastic, thank you.

But really, imagine a world in which everyone was as miserable and dreary as you, listening to miserable tuneless drone, watching dreary miserable crap no-one cares about like this.

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BY2EwODJiZjAtMDAzMC00YzZjLWFlMTctZmJkYTVjMDFkMmI0XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTkxNjUyNQ@@._V1_.jpg

Only able to let go and have a good time with assistance of psychoactive medication.

Wouldn't that be great.

I mean, have you ever considered maybe there's something wrong with your head?

On the one hand you think you have the right to break the law and contribute to the misery and death in the drug supply chain so you can have a good time.

On the other everyone else has to fit in with your idea of whats acceptable entertainment.

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unnamednewbie13
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The furious masturbation scene in the above was the topic of an entertaining interview and many giggles all around.

There's nothing wrong with watching the odd summer blockbuster or cartoon for a little fun. Getting super absorbed into it isn't something you'd generally want to share with all of your circles, as opposed to stuff like 'Julius Caesar,' 'I, Claudius,' 'The Lion in Winter.' You can see the difference sometimes in an actor starring in a serious movie vs. comic book shovelware. Not to trod on the tremendous effort that goes into stuff like digital effects those films that prop up the usually cheesy/awful plots and one-liners.

Come to think of it dilbs, did you really cry at the end of Power Girl or were you caught off guard by a moving orchestral sound? There's entire technical youtube channels on how to influence listeners' emotions with music.

I've heard tracks I thought were pretty cool without even having seen the movie, or ones after the fact that I didn't notice because I was too occupied with trying to power my way through the plot.
unnamednewbie13
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The thing zeek clipped has a very good word for all of this. "Mass-market." That something sells more doesn't mean that it's "better." Just that it sells more.

A lot of potential for making something unique or unusual gets sacrificed in production phases in the name of appealing to a widest possible audience, or specifically eastern, western demographics. Entire musical (see Avatar, I made a post on this awhile back) and artistic concepts have been scrapped because of this. It's nice that among all the literal sewage backflood of generic movies over the course of history (superheroes, not-another-zombie, black-cop-white-cop buddy cops, tame romantic comedies), that there is still room for people to sometimes make the movies they want to make, and maybe experiment, and not have to be so fucking safe all the time. The people who get the most out of it are going to be the people who understand what they're looking at, and will feel some measure of relief at not being subjected to an endless litany of compromise.
unnamednewbie13
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I think the old Superman had those comic movies nailed anyway. Strongest man in the universe, and his greatest adversary is a bald multibillionaire with his own personal space program.

Checking out the comic book news now, what is even going on?

https://i.imgur.com/xjgkLsR.jpg
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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Eiffel - 11.5/10

I like how the heroic engineer hero was the hero.
There was a bit too much romance and not enough beam theory though.

There should be more films about engineers.
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uziq
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the quote was from alan moore. you know, that guy who made some of the best comics and graphic novels of the last century.

not sure where anyone was adverting for art house cinema. the lighthouse was okay. it was a hollywood fan's idea of an 'art' movie. black-and-white! odd aspect ratio! surrealism! it was one of the better movies that year, but i'm not exactly going around telling people to stop watching the avengers and to watch that.

bizarre drug supply chain rants ... rofl. everyone is implicated voluntarily in nasty, exploitative supply chains. i didn't design the war on drugs just as you didn't set-up the sweatshops that make your awfully chosen clothes.
Dilbert_X
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Erm, yes the supply chain for legal clothes is just as bad as the supply chain for illegal drugs.
FYI https://www.target.com.au/company/bette … -ethically

Does your drug dealing network have an ethical sourcing code? Full benefits for people whose packages explode in their stomachs?

You don't actually need to take drugs, I do need to wear clothes - the judge really laboured that point.
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unnamednewbie13
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That seems like the end of it though, doesn't it? Clothes manufacturers exist that dump contaminants downstream to poison neighboring communities. Not to mention some of the bankrupt ethics in farming. Keeping industries as non-evil as possible seems like a joint effort between legalization and regulation.

re: target
https://www.gawker.com/5921406/is-targe … -companies
Dilbert_X
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This is Target Australia, not some American pluto-narc-gulag.
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unnamednewbie13
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mm, fair point i guess. i wonder what, if any, skeletons lurk in oztarget's closet.
SuperJail Warden
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One good way to manage young people is to build rapport with them. At the end of whatever one of the whatever's wanted to show me their art work. I couldn't care any less but it was a good chance to build a positive relationship. So I talked to the kid for awhile about their work. They liked Watchmen and we got into a discussion about Alan Moore. The kid liked the Killing Joke but was still angry at the first 30 minutes of the movie that was not in the original comic. In the movie version that Alan Moore had no role in, Batgirl has sex with Batman because Lost in Translation or whatever.

It was an addition that made nobody happy because comic people/incels don't like seeing other people have sex and SJW didn't like that Batgirl has two roles in the movie (1) fuck batman (2) get paralyzed because the joker shot her to upset Batman. The movie ends with Batman laughing it up with the Joker who paralyzed his young love interest.

The kid seemed to be the second group of upset people. I unironically told the kid he had really good taste in comic booking and was very thoughtful.

Other movie nonsense.

Killing Them Softly. 8/10
Weird obscure movie with some amazing big name people.

One criticism of the movie is that the whole thing was made for the last scene grandstanding.


Dead Trigger 1/10
I gave it a 1/10 because I turned it off after 15 minutes. Some special government group goes around recruiting random people for a mission to go into the site of the Zombie Apocalypse ground zero to get a sample for reasons. What made me quit was when the training section required everyone be taught the basics of how to use guns and kill zombies in a world that survived the Zombie Apocalypse. The really bad part was when the Texan of the group accidently shots themselves with a shotgun he dropped because a zombie let off a leash as target practice started shuffling over to him from 25 feet away. Wasn't expecting the character to head shot themselves but the whole premise was beyond stupid.


Zombie Diaries 2, 2/10
Stopped watching it after 20 minutes. Premise was actually not bad. British soldiers stuck in the middle of the Zombie yadda. Their base falls and they need to hit the road.

Why did I stop the movie. First 20 minutes while the base is being overrun by Zombies is done from the perspective of night vision goggles.
https://media.defense.gov/2010/Feb/25/2000391251/780/780/0/100217-F-5306T-015.JPG
Makes a ton of sense for the military base to fall at night. The issue is that this long extended sequence...can't see shit captain.
https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/077/424/JCNID.jpg?1318992465
"Being in the dark builds suspense", Okay we all know what a Zombie is at this point and how this genre goes. Let me see your Zombies instead of doing this "screaming in the darkness" stuff for 20 minutes.

Final interesting thing is that I share the Amazon account with my young sister who is a nurse. She seems to have a first responder fetish and binged the two Chicago Fire and Chicago PD series while I am watching Zombies eat people.
https://i.imgur.com/f4aRFgt.png



Funny picturing my sister watching this stuff and slowly developing All Lives Matter brain.
SuperJail Warden
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How do you feel about how movies changed regarding the use of showing vs telling. Older movies for many reasons relied much more heavily on characters speaking to each other. Modern movies rely more heavily on action than dialogue. Has this made us better or worse or sideways?
unnamednewbie13
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I didn't realize there was a way to delete stuff from your watch history on amazon now. Was that always there? There's some really bad movies I'd rather not have popping up again or influencing my suggestion bar.

I wish they would make order history that robust. Who wants to check on the toiletries they bought back in 2013? You can move orders to an archive, but the archive will only hold so many of them. I imagine it would make you think hard about sharing an account if bought a bunch of Gundams and don't exactly want people knowing.
SuperJail Warden
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My sister's boyfriend is a weeb. Once every Christmas/birthday of his, my Amazon is filled with suggestions for anime figures. The gundams and magic cards certainly doesn't help Amazon's profile they put together of me.
RTHKI
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They're making a new full Gundam series for next year. Also a movie based off an episode of the original series that the creator disliked so didn't air originally.
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
unnamednewbie13
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Somehow my brain completely skipped over the Batman content in Mac's post. I don't want to believe he really got it on with Batgirl, the daughter of his cop friend? What's the age gap between them? There are so many female characters Bruce's age. They could of just put Catwoman in the scene or something and nobody would complain except for the comic book purists who'd say it wasn't in the Killing Joke story. I haven't read or watched it beyond brief clips or captures, but I agree with the kid about the first 30 minutes already.

Fucking gross, man.

(e: Side note, I haven't read 90s(?) comic book where Superman was killed. I do remember the hype, that it was supposed to be some massive event, and comic readers were like "holy crap man, unreal." Of course I guess Superman comes back like nothing happened, or they panned over to a parallel reality, or something. No consequences for anything in Marvel/DC.)

SuperJail Warden wrote:

How do you feel about how movies changed regarding the use of showing vs telling. Older movies for many reasons relied much more heavily on characters speaking to each other. Modern movies rely more heavily on action than dialogue. Has this made us better or worse or sideways?
There's still a lot of movies that rely heavily on dialog. Not every show can be carried by a giant purple man with multiple chins. I think what's regrettable is the tendency to remake old movies, worse.

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SuperJail Warden
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The batgirl scenes were even more problematic. She had a gay male friend who gave gay male friend dating advice to batgirl while she talked about her Batman feelings. It's almost comical how they hit every beat wrong.

Your reference to the death of superman gave me a flashback to 1999. I had to go talk to my mom about some memories for a moment.
 
My grandfather gave me a bundle of comics when I was 9 at a big birthday party for him (RIP) and my grandmother. (RIP) I remember the Batman one.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91Z67xwsMOL.jpg
It had a thin film cover you could pull off. I remember reading the whole comic and vaguely remember the stories.

TV tropes has a whole article on it.
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ … OfSuperman

The comic above that I remembered is the quoted part below.
After the obligatory period of mourning, DC then decided to milk the story a bit more, and extended it to last nearly a year with the rather inventive idea of having not one but FOUR people showing up and claiming to be a resurrected Superman. Each of these characters was allowed to star in one of Superman's then-current titles for a few months. These were:

The Man of Tomorrow (Cyborg Superman): A cyborg version of Superman, whose DNA was a match for the original's and whose mechanical parts were Kryptonian tech. He claimed amnesia about who repaired him, yet he could recall crucial details about Superman's past. Featured in Superman Vol. 2.

The Last Son of Krypton: A vigilante with a personality similar to the one Superman had demonstrated in an earlier arc, where he (under the influence of a Kryptonian artifact called The Eradicator) became ruthlessly logical. Featured in Action Comics.

The Metropolis Kid (Superboy): A reckless, fame-seeking teenage (assumed) clone created by a secret government project. He cheerfully admits to being a clone, and plans to become Superman's successor. Don't ever call him Superboy. Featured in Adventures of Superman.

The Man of Steel (Steel): A black hero wearing a suit of Powered Armor and swinging a sledgehammer. He was the only one to both admit he was NOT Superman from the start and not actively claim the name for himself. John Henry Irons merely wanted to keep the spirit of Superman alive (although there were hints that he may have been literally serving as an anchor for Superman's soul). Featured in Superman: The Man of Steel, naturally.
So the book above was thick and had all of those stories crammed into it.

You can read the whole thing here I think.

https://readcomiconline.li/Comic/Advent … id=29567#1

BRB

edit: it is actually good. I will maybe read it again 20 years.

also
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/RcNL4H5-AtB1v6BBhX9VUoDL0S7zM4sjiO_FAxQs1f7b0rVng5qiqB82pdM4cJzjVrRBZQ8uWjPg=s1600
Can't grab ass in the 90's

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unnamednewbie13
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That behavior was out of *ahem* touch decades before. Dirty old man is its own tvtrope.

I think I remember seeing that one comic with the film cover. I wasn't a comic collector though outside of stuff you saw in newspapers. I had a couple Far Side books.

One comic I bought in like 2000 at a convenience store for nostalgia's sake was so bad that it put me off them for years. Literary food poisoning.

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