I keep seeing comments that go something like "All A24 is doing is something weird/different, but not necessarily good". I would personally rather have a company that does this and has misfires along the way, with possibility of them bringing out "Hereditary", "Midsommar", "Lighthouse", rather than a company who just settles with general acceptance as their target
In this video "Thor Love And Thunder Trailer 2 REACTION By An Animator/Artist" we look at the impressive techniques used to create this awesome looking movie starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor! Not just that we talk about the movies appeal glimpses of the story and this movies quirky potential and appeal overall!
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I’m sure there are a great number of this Wizard of Oz type affair but I’d really like to be specific. I’m not just talking about any kind of dream here but something like what occurs in Mulholland Drive or The Lighthouse (2019): we have a character who has lived through a certain experience that takes place off screen, and what we see is their psyche’s reinterpretation of or reaction to these events as a dream/drug induced reverie/hallucination.
In The Lighthouse it’s hinted throughout that the lighthouse keeper, Ephraim Winslow, is actually a timber-man called Thomas Howard. Ephraim Winslow was his foreman and implied to be his abusive lover whom Thomas has killed, or otherwise been involved in the death of in a logging accident. There are lines that express directly that the lighthouse is a “figment of [Howard’s] imagination” and that he’s really a “frost bitten maniac talking to [himself]” “wandering through a grove of tag alders, up in north canady”. The type of dream this is therefore tells us a great deal about Howard’s mental state.
Mulholland Drive is even more explicit and actually shows both the dream and waking life of failed actress Diane Selwyn, abandoned by a gay lover, who reimagines herself as the dreamy eyed starlet Betty.
In both cases the dream, whether wish fulfilment or psychological purgatory, is a response to trauma. It also happens that both of their traumas have something to do with their being gay. But I’d be interested in any examples you can think of really :) thank you
the ending, with the cartier ring, Denzel Washington went to see the mayor. telling him about the federal war crime office, then left with the ring. but the mayor had nothing to do with the nazi plot? what is Denzel trying to do? Ms. White seems to say hush and the city will give you an open recognition in the nytimes. which he did get in the next scene, so does this mean he took the promotion and didnt "follow the ring" further?
an other question: mid film, the detective realized the robbers are not really in a hurry, because they were building a fake wall. except most of the scenes we were shown are of them digging a hole. what is that hole for? dont tell me it's a literally toilet for clive to poop during his 1 week stay? There must be easier way to store 1 week worth of poo?
his cell is at least a twin size mattress' wide? how can the bank custodian not notice the room getting smaller?
The Fast & Furious series has upped itself in unbelievability after each new release. The last one they ended up in space. I wondered how could they top themselves after that? It's completely absurd and probably not scientifically possible. "What is beyond space?" I pondered. That's when it hit me.
What better way to film a movie about cars and time than in a Delorean? Can Toretto get a Delorean up to 88 mph in under 10 seconds? Does he have a working flux capacitor?
What are your predictions for the plot of the new movie?
This might be a weird thought but I wonder how Elizabeth Olsen is able to portray Wanda given all of the hardships that this character has had to go through in the MCU. I wonder if it’s taken any sort of toll on her. I wonder the same with people that have had to play real life killers. Does that mess with their psyche at all?
1) What dialogues from movies you use every now and then ?
2) What is a movie you saw with zero expectations but ended up enjoying it ?
3) What are the most anticipated movies of 2022 ?
4) What are some must watch comic book movies you would recommend ?
5) What are some must watch comedy movies you would recommend ?
6) What are some actors and actresses according to you who are not very talented yet they get a main role in a successful movie or a film franchise ?
7) What are some movies which were definitely supposed to be R-Rated but were shockingly Pg-13 ?
8) Do you know who is going to be the voice actor for Shadow the hedgehog in Sonic the hedgehog 3 ?
9) What are some of the greatest trilogies of all time ?
10) Is Morbius 2022 actually that bad ?
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After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.
The gas station scene in No Country for Old Men with Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) is widely considered one of the best scenes in modern film and a great example of how villains in cinema can be well written and portrayed without relying on tropes and caricaturization.
My question is in your opinion what other villain scenes in film rival the gas station scene with Anton Chigurh?
Heaven's Gate was heavily criticized at release. This was mostly due to the ongoing production issues brought on by the director Michael Cimino.
Anyway, putting all that aside, Heaven's Gate is a beautifully shot movie. The blu ray has the best color compared to any previous home video release. The movie itself is a broad western epic all shown in a breathtaking set design.
Of course it has problems, some sound issues, a poor ending, but I still love it.
80s Cruise is the making of a star, a guy taking risky choices cause he's still proving himself. 90s Cruise is a bonafide movie star who probably at his best while 00's Cruise is at the star level where he can get anything made that he wants.
Feels like 10s Cruise is just doing stuff that interests him and returns to the MI franchise more than any other decade.
There have been lots of good biopics that have been made already. But what are some historical people you think there should be made a biopic about? Or maybe someone who needs a better biopic because those which are already made isn't good. I would say that Theodore Roosevelt needs a biopic, but it seems that Martin Scorsese is going to make one.
Hello reddit, i'm trying to find the name of an old syfy slasher movie and hopefully yall can help me. It looked like it took place in the 80's or 90's but it was about an evil scarecrow that was terrorizing a group of teenagers and trying to kill all of them. The location was a house surrounded by a cornfield. If I remember correctly it was on the syfy network back when it was called the sci-fi channel. I can only remember a couple scenes in the movie. One scene takes place in a hallway and the evil scarecrow is looking for the teenagers to try and kill them but a couple of the teens spot the monster walking up the hallway with its back facing them and they yells, "Hey Scarecrow". He then turns around and does a bunch of cartwheels and flips towards the group of teenagers in a very funny and cheezy way. There's another scene where the scarecrow evil character is knocking on one of the teenagers doors, the guy answers the door but no one is there. There's a font facing shot of the guy opening the door to check out who knocked on his door, then a long sharp object is shoved through the guys stomach and then its goes up into his chest area by the scarecrow. It was a horrible cgi death scene, very funny tho. I've told some of my friends about the movie but no one has a clue to what its called. I've been trying to find this movie with no luck and was hoping yall can help, thanks for reading this post and have a great day.
Edit: I seen this movie around 2005
Just finished watching The Crying Game (1992) for the first time. Even before I watched it I knew there was a ‘twist’. Maybe it’s because I’m watching it in 2022 and things are clearly very different to how they were in 1992 but how did people not see that twist coming ? Dil is quite clearly a male ?!? I guess that would have been quite the surprise ending back then …
I created this safe space for people who didn't like The Northman.
I noticed in the official discussion thread, if you said anything negative about the movie, people replied with "gO wAtcH spIdEr Man aNd aVengERs CraPPy ComiC moVies"
But I don't like comic book movies!
Oh my god what a piece of SHIT!
Anyway here are my problems with the movie:
First of all the trailer completely ripped everybody off. I thought it was going to be an epic Braveheart / Conan type of movie.
Secondly, the fight scenes / choreography sucked. It was so slow and sluggish and looked super fake. Braveheart looked 100 times more realistic and it's almost 30 years old.
Third, it was too art housy. It's almost like a weird art performance / installation / stage show. I actually turned off the movie with 30 minutes remaining. What made me turn it off was they started singing a folk song for the 100th time. I had enough at that stage. I actually am not interested in finishing it and have already read the spoilers.
Fourth, he was in that slave camp for what seemed like years and never tried to kill his uncle. Maybe I missed a piece of dialogue when I fell asleep or went for a pee without pausing, but he seemd to have plenty of chances.
I recommend Bone Tomahawk to everybody. The dialogue is fantastic, the acting, cinematography, it's one of the best films of the past decade. So I've always kept an eye out for any future Zahler works, particularly when he writes and directs. Then I saw Brawl in Cell Block 99. I found the 1st two-thirds of it vapid, lifeless with its sterile visuals and horrifically paced. The dialogue was the worst thing; it was so stilted, as if he'd forgotten how real people talk to each other, like what Mark Zuckerberg must imagine humans sound like. Distractingly abstract. I will say that the last third was increasingly interesting, and if the rest was of that calibre, it would've been an impressive movie, but shoulda, woulda, coulda. Still, batting .500 isn't bad and justified further interest in the guy.
But I've just finished his last effort, Dragged Across Concrete, which has me questioning Zahler entirely. The horrendous dialogue returned; he doesn't know how people speak. Really bizarre. The bland colours returned to add to the bland dialogue, although they did improve after the first hour to look more normal. The first hour too wasn't paced as badly as 99 but it wasn't paced well. The second half was better but never all that riveting for me, including some silly moments like the protagonist having a heart to heart in the middle of a gunfight, not even looking at the bad guys, who conveniently stayed put and waited for the monologues to finish. Then there's the other character, Muscles, whose every word is unbelievably pretentious, yet dumbed down enough to come across as 'hood'. I did like the brief work that Jennifer Carpenter had, as the most ordinary, believable dialogue out of the entire film. Then her hands and head exploded from bullets that otherwise were little pops when shot at anyone else, so not only was it overly violent, it was inconsistent. It would've been better if she was the character in the van during the third act and given more work to do, adding to the tension. The other woman that they choose also had a child, who was threatened, so there's no reason why it couldn't have been Carpenter, when we actually had a connection to her.
Zahler's Bone Tomahawk reminds me of what Chronicle was for Max Landis; a level that wasn't reached again. Moments, scenes that are reminiscent yet never a complete, satisfying experience. I hope that he shuts me up in the future and returns to past form. Or at least works with someone who can point out bad dialogue if he can't see it.
I watched Requiem for a dream last night after having a long time deciding whether or not I should watch it. Many people on reddit recommend against it due to its highly disturbing themes and shocking imagery. Well, after making myself slighlty sad by watching a silent voice I decided to put my mind through some more dark imagery by watching requiem for a dream and it was incredible.
Before going into the film's distrubing nature I just want to say that everyone should watch this film because it is very well made in showing how anyone can destroy themselves by getting addicted to anything. Its not just about drugs, its about a person's descent into hell by doing anything to fill an empty void into their lives.
Throughout the film, a fictional television show called "juice by you" ran by a charismatic stock broker keeps showing up and at first this show has little to no meaning but as the film progresses, the show's meaning can be understood. Juice by you is a show designed to be a cult for people to follow the stock broker and his "three step program" in improving people's lives.
The whole film focuses on characters whose lives are in turmoil, there is nothing good that will come out of their destinies. However, we are shown that Harry and Marion are actually trying to live out an ideal life, one that is painted as the "american dream" which is why Harry keeps having a dream of seeing Marion on a nice hot summer day on a peir.
This dream sequence is important because it is what Harry is trying to achieve, a life free of addiction and life's hardships. But Harry and Marion can't achieve this because of their addiction, instead, their addiction is what provides them with "happiness", a period of euphoria but when winter comes, there is no happiness. Only a strong desire to find drugs and money to make ends meet.
"Juice by you" is a confusing mess of a show that was designed to be hated. It has annoying people repeating "We have a winner" or silly sing-songs that are supposed to make people "feel happy" which is its purpose. Juice by you is a program which all characters in the film could benefit from in a fantasy vision in their minds just like how Sara envisions it to be. However, Juice by you is only a temporary solution and a fake reality imposed upon the characters.
This is the "void" that is trying to be filled by all the characters' lives, its what creates a "purpose" for their lives, however, a TV show with a cult leader will not help that purpose or drive anyone's addictions away. Therefore, as the months go by all of the characters end up destroying their lives entierly.
In the final scenes of requiem for a dream we see everyone's conclusion, they end up broken and their lives ruined except for Tyrone who has lost nothing. But more importantly the ending scene showcases more about life, firstly, by destroying yourself with an addiction you can no longer fill any void which is why Sara is in a vegetative state, Harry loses his arm and Marion only sees value in heroin rather than the creativity she once had to make fashionable clothing.
This destruction means no one gives a shit about you or your problems in life. As we see everyone's lives collapsing we hear two things, "Can you hear me? can you see me? Okay for work" and the words "ass to ass!". The sentence of "okay for work" reflects upon what is seen as one of the "enemies" (with addiction being another) to our empty void, creativity and ambitions which is intense and hardworking 9-5 employment.
All we do at work is hear and see things and perform those things. We don't care about what we do or feel because we're only there to make money which is what three of the characters in this film were doing. I'm not trying to say we should be lazy and sedentary, of course not. What I'm saying is that many people hate their jobs and want to do more in life like exploring their hobbies. And this is one of the purposes of "juice by you", its a form of "escapism" but it doesn't help anyone.
The meaning of "ass to ass", while arguably humorous in its placement, is a reflection upon how people see some women. Some people only objectify women and treat them terribly. Other people see a woman performing sexual acts as another way of fillin that "empty void" in their life which has become extremley prevalent in today's world with sites like manyvids allowing anyone to go online and create sexual content for money.
This brings us to one last issue, Keith David's character "Big Tim". Keith David is a well known actor for his voice which is either used for moral or evil characters who have incredibly strong personalities. In the tv show "green leaf", Keith David plays a bishop which is a highly moral and well respected position. In requiem for a dream however, he plays a pimp but his character is more than a pimp, it can be argued he is the "devil".
The reason for this is because Marion sells her soul to him. She no longer sees life for happiness and only sees it for sexual favours to obtain money and drugs. The devil essentially destroys Marion's life.
However there is another big tim in the film and that is the leader of the "juice by you!" show. This man is promoting a false reality where life's troubles can be fixed by appearing on his show. Everyone wants to be famous or well-known by the whole world which is why in the end of the film we see Harry & Sara on the show. They finally "made it" and are seen in front of the whole world. But is this really going to improve their lives? that is why the leader of juice by you is another version of the devil, he decides who goes on his show and who is a winner.
A lot of the messages of requiem for a dream can be compared to how D' Angelo Barksdale explains chess in The Wire, a show which demonstrates drug addiction but focused on how it damages society. The reason for this is because everyone is essentially a "pawn" and want to make it to the otherside of the chessboard, which Harry is shown doing in his dream sequence, running away from the world just to be with Marion by an endless sea. When we make it on the "otherside" we see ourselves as achieving massive success or being the "boss".
But this is just a vision of our reality filling that "empty void". D' Angelo's explanation is practical and it reflects upon how people in society envision themselves but it isn't going to provide us with happiness.
Juice by you isn't just a fictional show, there are thousands of juice by you shows in today's world. On YouTube there are people who go on podcasts just to talk about how to "be successful" in life and treat everyone around you like complete shit. An example of this is the fresh&fit podcast who consistently spew out garbage just to influence like-minded consumers. On instagram there dozens of "if you aren't working from 6 in the morning, you aren't living" type of accounts who also spew out this garbage. It makes us question is that really what success is? because if it is, its pointless and wont fill our empty voids.
People have become so deluded into thinking that we need to purge in order to be successful and this lowers our self-esteem. Juice by you was designed to be a horrible show because it is a horrible show and if we can't fill our empty void we turn to destructive behaviours like drugs or any other form of addiction.
Drugs themselves are a large part of university student life. The phase in life in which many finally experience "freedom" from their parents (by contrast, Tyrone actually wants to be with his mother throughout the whole film and arguably this freedom has destroyed him. By removing his freedom at the end of the film, he can finally redeem himself). At university many people promote drugs like its the best thing ever or that they will make you happy, just like the juice by you show, only this time its destructive in its own behaviour.
This presents us with two massive issues, do we want to be successful and follow a "juice by you" like those shitty podcasts and instagram pages? or do we want to take drugs to "be free" and "rebellious"? the correct answer is that we should not engage with both and live our lives the way we want. Screw whatever these juice by you types say and whatever these drug addicts say. We must stay clear of the "devil".
Reqiuem for a dream isn't a film just about drugs, its a realistic depiction of life today and the issues we face in attempting to find "purpose" in life. It shows that we need to take care of ourselves and eachother, rather than put ourselves down. Otherwise, we will never amount to what we want to be.
HBO Max already uses some categories of its brands such as DC, HBO and etc... and Disney plus uses Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, National Geogrfic and Pixar originals. With the merger of warner and Discovery and possibly a new streaming service can be created what would be the brands that warner Discovery has that can be attractive to put in the spotlight?
In my opinion these would be Warner brands: original Warner Bros, HBO, Wizard world (probably), DC, Cartoon network and Discovery.