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« Reply #1365 on: October 25, 2023, 04:11:08 am »

The original Star Trek, Lost in Space, and The Twilight Zone were from this 60s and I found those to be quite good.

As for movies there's The Birds, Psycho, Night of The Living Dead, and 2001: A Space odyssey, to name a few of the good ones.
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« Reply #1366 on: October 25, 2023, 10:54:44 am »

Logan's Run too, just off the top of my head.
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« Reply #1367 on: October 25, 2023, 03:13:54 pm »

The Seventh Seal has a great story, in theory
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« Reply #1368 on: October 25, 2023, 03:46:48 pm »

It's a great movie but yeah, it's not a great watch IMO.
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« Reply #1369 on: October 27, 2023, 08:25:09 pm »

Was on a business trip and watched Asteroid City on the plane:

what was that?
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« Reply #1370 on: October 27, 2023, 11:53:52 pm »

It seems like a....

*googles*

Yep. Wes Anderson. As soon as I saw the color palette I was sure. I simply don't like most of his movies. What he gets out of people when he directs them....it's hard to put just one term to it. It's like a combination of overacting and caricature acting. Like Fargo but somehow...self indulgent?

I've watched like three of his movies at length and they all feel the same way and have that same look. And while I appreciate it on some artistic levels, my main reaction is that Wes Anderson is so far up their own creative bum you almost can't relate to them. Like Tim Burton.

Anyways, Google calls it a drama/romance, which you can pretty much say the same thing about the last 5 movies he's made.
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« Reply #1371 on: October 28, 2023, 04:21:33 am »

There's a "play within the play" element to it, which I hear might be somewhat challenging...

When it comes to all-star-ensemble, it certainly looks filled (anyone who wouldn't go into an Expendables film, and maybe some who would). Maybe, then, it's another Casino Royal (the original film). Though without the (to me, charming, to most other people confusing) multiple personalities behind the directors' megaphones... ;)

(Anyway, the concept looked interesting. MC was one of those films I might have seen if I had passed a place showing it whilst it was doing so.)
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« Reply #1372 on: October 28, 2023, 05:35:27 am »

I find his movies very enjoyable, but they're like the comedy dialogue/ talky drama equivalent of explosion action. Very popcorn friendly and pretty shallow. They achieve an air of sophistication because they're just talk and emotions but in the end nothing is actually being said. But I like watching them.
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« Reply #1373 on: October 28, 2023, 09:34:20 am »

I find his movies very enjoyable, but they're like the comedy dialogue/ talky drama equivalent of explosion action. Very popcorn friendly and pretty shallow. They achieve an air of sophistication because they're just talk and emotions but in the end nothing is actually being said. But I like watching them.
This is a fair assessment of Asteroid City.  It was enjoyable, well put together, "high art", yet in the end I'd say it was unsatisfying.

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« Reply #1374 on: October 29, 2023, 03:29:09 am »

Like Tim Burton.
I've watched several of his movies and have enjoyed them.
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« Reply #1375 on: October 29, 2023, 11:03:30 am »

IMO, Tim Burton's later movies are just tedious. The signature visual flair is there, but the stories they tell are plain and not engaging.
In contrast, Wes Anderson's cookie-cutter films are always a pleasure to lose a couple hours to.
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« Reply #1376 on: November 10, 2023, 07:22:17 am »

Glancing at a movie ad (full page in paper), and its (sole) 4-star review: "[...] It executes its purpose with a liquid carbon dioxide billowing icy resolve" (emphasis not mine, just being faithful to the original, save for it actually being ALLCAPS as well).

I have my doubts about whether those who wrote/chose that quote even know what they were saying.

("Nitrogen" is far more tripping on the tongue and six less characters to type, to boot! Or go for some short-chained hydrocarbon, for its flammability, or even oxygen, for practically everything else's flammability. Although, helium would be a little excessive, and at only four stars I don't even think the writer wanted to speak that highly...)



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« Reply #1377 on: November 10, 2023, 11:12:17 am »

Like Tim Burton.
I've watched several of his movies and have enjoyed them.

I agree with Il Palazzo. I feel like after Nightmare Before Christmas, Tim Burton started to value visuals way more than story or dialog. His movies get harder and harder to sit through. They're the goth-y equivalent of a Michael Bay Transformers movie in terms of CGI these days. Where there used to be these practical sets and effects to add to the value of the story, now he's replaced it with over the top CGI. Like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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« Reply #1378 on: November 10, 2023, 09:26:21 pm »

Nightmare Before Christmas is exactly where I'd place the turning point too.
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« Reply #1379 on: November 11, 2023, 02:27:42 am »

I'd think the turning point would be Mars Attacks as he hadn't completely gone hog wild with the CGI yet, and I had no idea he had anything to do with that movie.


Also I just realize I've only watched two movies he's made since Mars Attacks and a lot of them don't look like anything I'd be interested in.
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