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  • Originally posted by Fat Larry View Post
    I'm hearing some great things about the new Blade Runner from various people whose opinions I value.

    The first Blade Runner does not hold up well at all. The movie is slow, uninteresting, and a chore to get through at times. Rutger Hauer's performance is still fantastic, though.
    See, my complaint about 2049 is that it goes too fast for the genre, whereas the original takes its sweet time creeping through its investigation.


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    • Originally posted by atamajakki View Post

      See, my complaint about 2049 is that it goes too fast for the genre, whereas the original takes its sweet time creeping through its investigation.

      Agreed from what I've heard about the new one. I remember seeing trailers for the original. Kinda made it out to be an action flick. When I finally saw it, it definitely threw me off a bit. Sets and scenery are still amazing. But it is just so...damn plodding slow.

      I did hear the new one is long, but definitely paced well.


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      • Just went to see It, i like it even though it relies way too much on jumpscares as a crutch that it honestly doesnt need because it can manage spooky on its own.

        It made me think of WoD as the true monster wasnt clown spiders from outer space but economy of action.

        Originally posted by Fat Larry View Post
        I'm hearing some great things about the new Blade Runner from various people whose opinions I value.

        The first Blade Runner does not hold up well at all. The movie is slow, uninteresting, and a chore to get through at times. Rutger Hauer's performance is still fantastic, though.
        Indeed, i personally put it in the category of movies that are great but boring to sit through.

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        • So, saw Blade Runner 2049 last night. I was expecting it to be pretty bad and was going to tear it apart, but I have to admit that it was a damn good movie. My brother's been making me eat crow all morning. I think it managed to perfectly capture the spirit and the atmosphere of the original movie. There were a few flaws, but they were rather minor and no worse than some of the flaws that the original Blade Runner had in its various iterations. Overall, I think I'd say that this is the best unnecessary sequel to a movie that I've seen.
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          • Originally posted by atamajakki View Post
            See, my complaint about 2049 is that it goes too fast for the genre, whereas the original takes its sweet time creeping through its investigation.
            I found that it was willing to take its time. It wasn't afraid of having long scenes where the focus is on the environment, there's are scenes where it is perfectly fine with having several minutes of dead air with no dialogue, little background noise and simply allowing the viewer to soak up the visual elements.

            As for the investigation
            I don't know that it went too quickly. I think the issue is that when K went and spoke with the Memory Maker, and found out that his memory was real, he became convinced that he was the child. So to him (and the viewers at the time) the mystery was now solved. So the mystery basically ends halfway through the movie, when K mistakenly believes that he's solved it and then runs because the police are going to kill him. I don't know that that was necessarily a bad thing however.

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            • How about that Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer, huh?


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              • Originally posted by Mr Gone View Post
                How about that Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer, huh?
                Definitely looks like they trying to evoke Empire Strikes Back hard with this one. I don't give a shit. It looks like it will be fucking awesome!


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                • I hadn't seen it until it was mentioned here but yeah. It worked for the first one, though.

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                  • Originally posted by Second Chances View Post
                    Definitely looks like they trying to evoke Empire Strikes Back hard with this one. I don't give a shit. It looks like it will be fucking awesome!
                    I thought so too! I'm pretty excited about seeing it! Plus, I've loved Rian Johnsons other movies, so I'm excited to see what he's going to do with Star Wars!

                    Originally posted by nofather View Post
                    I hadn't seen it until it was mentioned here but yeah. It worked for the first one, though.
                    Yea, I dug The Force Awakens too! So, I'm ready for this one!


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                    • It finally arrived to my country today. I was there. By the end, I was almost crying for how happy I was. It was a triumph, an adaptation done with both love for the source material and enough mastery over the genre to change it in a meaningful and effective way.

                      I love horror, Stephen King and kids in horror. Watching this movie, knowing that it was so deservedly successfull and loved by the public just made me feel great. It's a tricky moment when the things you love gain mainstream attention. It's a risk that does not always pay offs and has plenty of pitfalls. This time, it was just perfect.

                      I have been smiling for the last thirty minutes, coming back from the theatre, and it seems I'll keep doing it for a while


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                      • Yesterday my wife and I saw 'happy Death Day'! I'm a sucker for a time loop movie, so I had to watch it. Highly enjoyed it!! Had some comedic moments(like a dark comedy) and some nice horror elements. I'd recommend it!


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                        • So, while it's not quite a movie, I'm not sure where else to ask about it, and this seems like a decent place to do so…

                          Has anyone here watched the Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods? One of my sisters just got me the first season and I thought I'd ask.

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                          • So, October's rolled around, and I realize that I've not seen very many classic horror movies. Time to fix that.

                            THE LIST:
                            Nosferatu (1922, 1979)

                            Dracula

                            Horror of Dracula

                            The Wolf Man

                            An American Werewolf in London

                            Frankenstein

                            The Bride of Frankenstein

                            Son of Frankenstein

                            Psycho

                            The Birds

                            The Invisible Man

                            The Thing

                            Fright Night

                            Theatre of Blood aka. Much Ado About Murder

                            House on Haunted Hill

                            Witchfinder General

                            The Phantom of the Opera

                            The Mummy

                            Re-Animator

                            The Silence of the Lambs

                            Dead of Night

                            Vampyr

                            Scanners

                            The Night of the Hunter

                            Scream


                            So, if y'all haven't heard from me in three days, it's probably cause a movie monster crawled out of the screen and killed me. So, ya'know. Fair warning.


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                            • Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
                              So, while it's not quite a movie, I'm not sure where else to ask about it, and this seems like a decent place to do so…

                              Has anyone here watched the Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods? One of my sisters just got me the first season and I thought I'd ask.
                              I've been enjoying it so far


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                              • Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
                                So, while it's not quite a movie, I'm not sure where else to ask about it, and this seems like a decent place to do so…

                                Has anyone here watched the Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods? One of my sisters just got me the first season and I thought I'd ask.
                                I just recently watched it and really enjoyed it!! I haven't read the book though, so no idea how it compares.

                                But, the show was pretty great!


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