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20 Sep 2022 06:52 - 20 Sep 2022 06:58 #335658 by Virabhadra

mtagge wrote: It's stoner stuff.


I was always under the impression that "stoner stuff" depicted (Workaholics) or heavily implied (Dude, Where's My Car?) cannabis use / culture. Bad comedy is just bad comedy.

Incidentally, HBO's High Maintenance is sort of an antidote to Euphoria and stereotypical stoner programming. is a low-key comedy with a killer soundtrack about a nameless Guy who delivers weed by bicycle in New York. Each episode centers on a character who buys from or keeps a close orbit with the Guy; although he appears in each episode and there are a handful of other recurring characters, it's more of an anthology than a larger narrative. Highly recommended.

Edit: Not a movie.
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20 Sep 2022 11:49 #335667 by DarthJoJo
Elvis

It’s a Baz Luhrmann joint. You already know whether it’s your bag or not. He still hasn’t surpassed his opening trifecta of Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!, but I’m always down to see where the muse carries the man. I even enjoyed the first season of The Get Down alright.

Elvis has real foundational problems. To its detriment it can’t settle on Presley or Parker as the lead. In classic biopic fashion it only plays the most important moments, but none of them land because we can’t soak in their import before rolling into the next death or birth or breakup. Luhrmann’s tricks of anachronistic music drops, spinning cameras and hyperactive montages are a little stale after just six films.

Yet he still managed to make Elvis cool and vital more than sixty years after his peak. That’s not nothing to someone born well after his death and only knowing him as the fat guy in ridiculous costumes.
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20 Sep 2022 12:48 #335669 by Shellhead
I recently re-watched Romeo+Juliet, which was a triumph of style. So I am tempted to watch Elvis, even though I don't care for Elvis or his cultish followers. But he did have some good songs and a certain style, so maybe Baz will make it worth my while.

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20 Sep 2022 13:27 #335670 by n815e
I think the best parts of Elvis’ style can be found in Lilo and Stitch.
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20 Sep 2022 22:44 #335674 by Jackwraith

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23 Sep 2022 10:35 #335709 by jpat
Watched The Outfit (2022) last night, which is streaming (at least) on Prime. It's a little on the nose at times, but overall it strikes me as the kind of accessible "adult" (i.e., grown-up, not naughty) film that many people always claim they want Hollywood to make but then never go see. (It's listed as having a wide release in 2022 but earned only $3.3m.) Mark Rylance anchors and centers the film, and the other actors gain their vitality from him (though none of the other performances is bad). Worth a look.
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23 Sep 2022 11:43 #335712 by stormseeker75
Recently watched Hellraiser and really enjoyed a gory horror movie for the first time ever. I had some really traumatic work stuff happen and it has honestly left me sort of numb to being scared so now I can actually watch stuff like this.

I'm currently watching Hellraiser 2 and I will say this one really stepped up the gore. Less scary by a long shot, just grosser. About halfway through and not nearly enough Cenobites.

Any recommendations for stuff I should watch along this line?
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23 Sep 2022 16:25 #335714 by jason10mm
You are in luck, there is a Hell raiser TV show about to debut.

I'd probably avoid further Hellraiser films though, the quality you seem to appreciate falls off pretty fast.

Have you seen the original Saw? That's actually a really good film. Maybe Misery?

Kind of a fine line between Horror (capital H) and slasher/torture porn schlock of the type you are describing. Maybe some Asian horror flicks like Audition would be up your alley.
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23 Sep 2022 19:11 #335717 by Jackwraith

jpat wrote: Watched The Outfit (2022) last night, which is streaming (at least) on Prime. It's a little on the nose at times, but overall it strikes me as the kind of accessible "adult" (i.e., grown-up, not naughty) film that many people always claim they want Hollywood to make but then never go see. (It's listed as having a wide release in 2022 but earned only $3.3m.) Mark Rylance anchors and centers the film, and the other actors gain their vitality from him (though none of the other performances is bad). Worth a look.

dichotomouspurity.blogspot.com/2022/03/a-decent-fit.html

Liked it because I'm a Rylance fan, but not overly impressed.

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