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30 Oct 2020 09:22 #315746 by charlest
I watched the Scarlett Johansson horror/sci-fi film Under the Skin which I had not heard of until recently. Wow was it fantastic. Artsy and slow, but it grabbed me and held my strict attention.
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30 Oct 2020 09:55 #315747 by francisbaud
The most recent movie I've watched is War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise. I didn't particularly like it but it passed the time.
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30 Oct 2020 13:46 #315766 by jason10mm

charlest wrote: I watched the Scarlett Johansson horror/sci-fi film Under the Skin which I had not heard of until recently. Wow was it fantastic. Artsy and slow, but it grabbed me and held my strict attention.


Heh heh, I bet :p

Oddly enough, it was the beach scene in that film that still sticks with me today. Just a horrible event.

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30 Oct 2020 14:18 #315767 by quozl
Watched Eight Legged Freaks again last night. So much fun.
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30 Oct 2020 14:25 #315768 by ChristopherMD

jason10mm wrote:

charlest wrote: I watched the Scarlett Johansson horror/sci-fi film Under the Skin which I had not heard of until recently. Wow was it fantastic. Artsy and slow, but it grabbed me and held my strict attention.


Heh heh, I bet :p

Oddly enough, it was the beach scene in that film that still sticks with me today. Just a horrible event.


That's when I stopped watching the movie.

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30 Oct 2020 15:39 - 30 Oct 2020 15:39 #315771 by charlest

ChristopherMD wrote:

jason10mm wrote:

charlest wrote: I watched the Scarlett Johansson horror/sci-fi film Under the Skin which I had not heard of until recently. Wow was it fantastic. Artsy and slow, but it grabbed me and held my strict attention.


Heh heh, I bet :p

Oddly enough, it was the beach scene in that film that still sticks with me today. Just a horrible event.


That's when I stopped watching the movie.


While that was horrific, I can't shake the absolute eeriness of the black room scenes.
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01 Nov 2020 13:14 #315817 by Erik Twice
I just saw Nosferatu and, well, it was dull. It's a very long movie for what it does. The couple iconic scenes last a few seconds, far less than the scenes where people walk or horses move or characters wake up from the bed. It wasn't bad, just too long for a movie with no characterization nor plot. I think a modern film would cover the whole content in 2-3 scenes.

I would watch it only for its historical vlaue, it's not very interesting as an actual film.

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01 Nov 2020 14:03 #315825 by Jackwraith
You might like Shadow of the Vampire better. It's a fictionalized account of the making of Nosferatu with John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe, among others. It has a weird kind of horror-but-still-quite-meta vibe.
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01 Nov 2020 14:54 #315829 by Erik Twice

Jackwraith wrote: You might like Shadow of the Vampire better. It's a fictionalized account of the making of Nosferatu with John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe, among others. It has a weird kind of horror-but-still-quite-meta vibe.

Funny you mention that, we actually started watching Shadow of the Vampire but decided to leave it halfway and watch the original just so we understood the movie better. We'll keep watching it later.
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02 Nov 2020 11:27 #315847 by jeb
Films from that era are notoriously baroque. As a medium, the "rules" were still very ill-defined, and the actual intent of the filmmakers can be easily misplaced by modern audiences. Nowadays, we can tell within a few minutes if a film is to be a narrative tale, a slice-of-life, an artpiece, &c. Murnau was using film as an expressive medium, evoking moods, but he also wanted to sell some tickets, hence ~adapting~ a popular novel (it is lifted wholesale from DRACULA, and he got the shit sued out of him). He still gets a lot of things amazingly right, and set a tone for horror films for the next 100 years, so let's give him some credit. Orlok is really creepy, and some of the shots are still really impressive. Murnau went on to make SUNRISE, and was probably a good 15 years ahead of his peers in moviemaking-as-art.
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02 Nov 2020 11:57 #315848 by Shellhead
Re-watched A Cabin in the Woods, and it's still a favorite of mine. There is a significant meta-commentary element that adds a whole layer to the story as well as some humor. And yet there is still a decent amount of horror and even suspense, and the final reel goes in a very unexpected direction that includes a surprising supporting character. As with classic horror movie Alien, there is one deleted scene that should have been left in to explain a plot point. Other than that, my only complaint is a certain star gets a scraped nose during the action and suddenly bears an unfortunate resemblance to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer that apparently only I can see. Anyway, great movie. There are better horror movies and there are better comedies, but this hits a nice sweet spot between horror and comedy.
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02 Nov 2020 12:57 #315850 by RobertB
"I'm never going to see a merman. Ever."
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02 Nov 2020 13:18 #315852 by Shellhead
"Tequila is my lady!"

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02 Nov 2020 13:30 #315853 by jason10mm
What is the deleted scene? I love CitW but I don't think I've ever had it on Blu-ray to see cut scenes.

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02 Nov 2020 13:53 #315856 by Shellhead

jason10mm wrote: What is the deleted scene? I love CitW but I don't think I've ever had it on Blu-ray to see cut scenes.


The deleted scene reveals that Marty has a hidden compartment inside his fancy bong, and that's where he keeps his special premium stash. His regular dope was tampered with, but he was unaffected because he was smoking the primo. That's why he kept noticing things and proposing rational courses of action.
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