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kwozy moto

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  1. i stand by what i said. it goes deeper than the original, but it’s not like these are depths that haven’t already been explored. the philosophical subtext is also hindered (slightly, like so slightly, maybe not even a hinderence but just something i can’t help but be completely aware of) by being vaguely pondered throughout, hoping that the viewer will come to the film w/ the ideas. i don’t mind doing the work for the film, & so many movies that are my favorites ask me to do a lot of the work, but i can’t help but think back to Arrival which had complete command of the viewer imo

     

    good thing about home media though is that it gives a person so much more time to work w/ a film! can’t wait to get that bluray. especially because i just started reading Simulacra and Simulation by Baudrillard

    I agree with you overall, but I still think 2049 offered up a pretty compelling argument as to why life and consciousness are qualities determined by the person/thing in question and can't really be objectively decided by anyone else. Like if K and Joi existed in a vacuum without any interaction from the outside world, would their romance just cease to exist? I know Ex Machina recently explored similar things but idk, I liked the angle 2049 came at it a bit better

     

    And as a tangent to that, I really can't praise the character of Joi enough. She's so obviously digital that she really humanizes Gosling by comparison. So for like half the film you're like "I wonder if she really can feel anything towards him", and then it clicks back in your brain again that he isn't even a person to begin with. It just blurs the lines even further in such a great way

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  2. Yea Blade Runner was insanely loud for me, as was Mother. When I went to a music festival over in the Netherlands back in June almost everyone was wearing earbuds to keep their ears safe and I've been sort of conscious of that shit ever since. Some films and gigs are just too loud imo

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    sleigh me daddy

    Pretty weak trailer imo, it just looks really ordinary for a PTA film. And I hope it works out for him but the cinematography (at a glance) looks like very standard period piece fare :/

     

    Going back over Blade Runner in my mind and it's really solidifying my opinion that Villeneuve is surely the most exciting "commercial" director out there. I genuinely don't think there is a single person out there that gives me more confidence when they get attached to a project than him. It's pretty much between him and Fincher for me

     

    Of course I'm not including writer/directors like Coen bros, PTA, Wes Anderson etc., but even then I think he can hang with those names

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  4. I'm with Ender on Mother!, had such a fun time watching it

     

     

     

    I thought most of the allusions to the bible and us destroying the earth were handled pretty well. There were a few things (rioters vs police, oppressed women in cages) that felt a little on the nose, but that whole section was such a whirlwind that I understand the decision to drive home the imagery rather than breeze by it for the sake of someone rewatching and rewinding it trying to catch everything. It didn't really need to be subtle

     

    A couple of other things:

     

    The fucking baby killing sequence was honestly one of the most surprising and insane things I've ever seen in a film. Like everything before that was chaos but it was like a rollercoaster sort of chaos. That shit just brought a halt to the whole thing and then it went even further with the baby eating, then just kept going by having JLaw slice up about 5 people and then further still by having that Irreversible-esque one shot of her face getting pummeled. Crazy

     

    Aronofsky absolutely nailed the nightmare feeling where nothing you do or say has any affect on anyone or anything. The way people sort of react to her pleas but also sort of ignore her just evokes that feeling in me so much. Like you're running underwater or you're throwing punches but they never land

     

     

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  5. I think this is more down to Mayweather's strategy than Conor's toughness. Obviously he is a really tough guy but Floyd wasn't really giving him much for the early rounds. He was just waiting for him to tire out and as soon as that happened he opened up on him. Mayweather didn't even look like he was breathing too hard by the end of it, McGregor looked exhausted.

     

    It's just dumb because both are incredible at what they do but put them together like this and of course the pro boxer will come out on top. I'd love to see Floyd do an MMA rematch but the guy isn't stupid.

    Obviously the gameplan was to take Conor into the deep end and tire him out, I just think it's funny how people act as if Floyd did that out of choice. If the fight was really, truly as easy as some people are making it out to be it would've been over within 6

     

    http://i.imgur.com/SEzvGpw.gifv

     

    You don't take shots like that for the fun of it. Clearly it was a few millimetres shy of being massively significant, but you're fooling yourself if you think Floyd was aware of that

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  6. "That fight was way more entertaining than I expected!"

     

    That fight was on-script to the letter.

    Everyone comes out of the woodwork to talk a big game once the fight is over. Get out of here mate, probably the second fight you've ever watched

     

    Anyway congrats to Floyd. I don't think Conor was nearly as adventurous as he could've been. I was really hoping he'd come in with a massively wide stance and fight as long and as slow as possible. But in the end he just tried to box the boxer and got put away

     

    Still took 10 rounds to put away a supposed novice though

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  7. why though?

    I won't deny that I'm riding the hype a little bit, but I've been unsure of Conor's chances a few times before (Mendes + both Diaz fights) so I'm not just a blind fanboy.

     

    The main thing that has me backing him is that, for better or worse, he has 0 obligation to fight even remotely like a normal boxer. Some of the most difficult people I've ever sparred are the ones that just do the strangest shit with zero regard for form. Now if McGregor just went in swinging terrible haymakers then obviously he would get picked apart, but I really think he has an opportunity to get weird with how he comes at Floyd. And even though form is probably better than unpredictability over a whole career like Floyd's, I think it's enough to get big results in a once off.

     

    As long as there's no contentious finish (eg. Mayweather vs Ortiz) and McGregor doesn't try to outbox him then I'll be satisfied whatever the outcome tbh


  8. i thought the soundtrack was next to perfect, really enjoyed the film. probably scored it too high but meh

    Nah not at all, I'm def the outlier in this situation. It's not even that I really didn't like it or anything, it just didn't quite click with me like I thought it would. I'm happy to see that most people are loving it though because Edgar Wright really deserves all the success/recognition he gets

  9. Glow is brilliant, I'm 6 episodes in and it's just been such a great time so far. The characters are so endearing that I'm legit cheerful when they're trying their hardest to succeed, regardless of wether they actually do or not. It has me all sappy like that

     

    It's also hilarious, has really good drama, and Marc Maron essentially playing himself. Def recommend it


  10. Baby Driver was good. A bit disappointing but still good. The car chases were pretty underwhelming imo and after hearing so many great things about the soundtrack, I have to say it didn't really blow me away (although Boards of Canada was a nice surprise).

     

    Other than that though it was still enjoyable. Edgar Wright's enthusiasm for the genre really comes through and the chemistry/banter between the cast is pretty great

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  11. http://www.metacritic.com/tv/the-leftovers

     

    Hey look, you are still talking, and about season 3. Something I never mentioned. 

    Here is the link you were looking for. I know the internet can be tough for a muckshit

     

    Once again literally the slowest developing, least interesting, cliff hanging, reach around of a show ive ever seen. s1 was abysmal in all aspects. clearly i hate myself a little, since im posting here, but i dont hate myself that much. not about to endure season one of the leftovers. would rather lick mark mountains sweat flaps

    The difference being only the first 4 (out of 10) episodes were provided for the first season, whereas 7 (of 8) were sent out for the third. You can be as salty towards me or the show as you want, the rest of us will continue watching the best show on tv :)


  12. Why are you still responding to my throwaway comments on your throwaway comments? you sure are kewl, gg br0. Also nice job recycling my age theme. cant even find your own material. very sad.

     

    You also failed to defend the show w any intelligible points, instead trying to pick my posting style apart. I award you 0 points, and hope that you can find some solace in being a pleb. You try so hard in here with your reviews but you just come off as a massive gobshite.

    I'm just replying to you as you respond to me, not making dupe comments to get attention.

     

    And defend what, you didn't make any actual complaints beyond calling it bad? Here's a defense on par with your criticism: It's good. Whew, I'm glad I could match your insight with that one. Also lol at trying to work "gobshite" in there, I would love to hear you say that word in real life. In the meantime I'll be over here watching the critically panned third season http://www.metacritic.com/tv/the-leftovers/season-3/critic-reviews


  13. You actually enjoyed season 1?

     

    It had almost no redeeming qualities to it. Pretty much unwatchable smut... it has nothing to do with popularity, as im pretty sure its low in the ratings. It was just a bad season of television. Kind of like True Detective season 2, which im pretty sure you gave  initial praise, lol.

     

    ... and "cool"? Really?? what are you twelve?

    that ship sailed years ago, pretty sure you are posting this on a video game forum lol

    mate you replied to my throwaway comment twice with pretty much word for word identical posts about the show being "hot garbage", honestly like a 5 year old looking for attention. You watched 3 episodes and didn't like it, get over it you clown

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  14. I did lose, those 2-3 hours I spent watching s1 of the leftovers. 

    one of the worst starts to a show in the history of television

    Hot Garbage 

    ah the ol' sauce "look at how much I don't like this popular thing" attention seeking tactic. Maybe if you say it's hot garbage for a 3rd time people will really think youre real cool

     

    ur loss


  15. I want to see the main dude die n find everyone that disappeared with at least 35 minutes of exploration n explanation in the new world. I need fucking closure bro. Fucking closure!

    Real talk though I'm expecting the sort of catharsis that we got from ep 5 but on a larger scale. It didn't matter if that guy was god or not, what mattered was how Matt changed as a person from that conversation

     

    imo the show is about how people rationalise the inexplicable. Both the characters and the audience are constantly giving things significance and meaning because "everything has to have a meaning" as Matt says (paraphrasing). The show was never really a pure mystery show à la LOST. The show also never really fully explains anything so I don't think they're gonna start with the finale, but instead they might heavily alude to a few answers that can be interpreted differently by different people

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