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Re: The Movie Thread

PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:56 pm
by Primarch
Wierd, I was just talking to a student about Event Horizon on Thursday... :twisted:

Re: The Movie Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:01 pm
by me_in_japan
So since I had to stay home this evening instead of joining in the revels in Nagoya, I decided to spend it watching Annihilation on Netflix.

Hooooly shazbut. That was a good film. Go watch it now.

Excellent pacing, direction, storyline, and ultimately the final segment delivers even more than the body of the film promises. For those unaware, Annihilation is a Netflix-only (with cinema release in the US only) movie, written-for-the-screen and directed by Alex Garland, starring Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac. A low budget TV movie this is not. I won't actually say anything about the plot, but suffice to say it is SF at its best. Tense, smart, occasionally 'orrible, always thought provoking. I've also just read on t'internet that it's based on book one of a trilogy. I am now offski to buy said book, with the intention of buying the other two if it's anything but disastrously written.

Very much recommended.

Re: The Movie Thread

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:50 pm
by me_in_japan
I've seen a couple of movies at the cinema this past week. The first was Pacific Rim Uprising, which I took my kids (age 4 and 6) to. Both enjoyed it, and to be fair it's pretty much just giant robots smashing the bejeezus out of other robots/alien monsters. It's actually pretty fun, and would most likely be best seen on a big screen. John Boyega is solid as the lead, and the rest of teh cast are fine, too.
I went to see Ready Player One this evening, and would definitely recommend it. Lots of fun, shiny as all hell, and possessed of a great deal of swoosh. And pop culture references up the wazoo. Srlsy. If you took out all the pop culture stuff youd be left with a five minute, boring movie. This is not actually a problem, though. Also, good soundtrack. Definitely one to watch before it goes.

Incidentally, re. previous post, I have since read aforementioned book. Laaargely unrelated to the movie, but still a very good read. Could do with being a bit more defined in some parts, but that's just me liking a nice clear story. Opinions may vary.

Re: The Movie Thread

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:44 pm
by kojibear
Not sure if people have already mentioned this somewhere but this guy made a 40k movie of Helsreach:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUplioG2DC4

Re: The Movie Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:17 am
by Dekana
kojibear wrote:Not sure if people have already mentioned this somewhere but this guy made a 40k movie of Helsreach:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUplioG2DC4

Thank you for that!
Now to download it before GW issues an exterminatus on the youtube channel...

Re: The Movie Thread

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 4:16 pm
by me_in_japan
Not technically a movie, but holy crap it feels like one. I just started playing Hellblade:Senua's Sacrifice. It really does astound me what developers are doing with computer games these days. The basic premise of the game is Senua, a viking lass, has gone to hell to save a bloke who I assume is her lover. It's still early days in the game, but that's what I gather. The thing is, Senua has voices in her head. There's a constant chitchatter of these voices while Senua wanders around a frankly jaw-droppingly pretty swamp/beach/rainy mountain top. The atmosphere is one of constant slinking dread, with the voices arguing in the background about whether youre going to die, succeed, should turn around, whatever. The design of the game world, characters, and particularly music, is top notch. I felt kinda the same way about resi 7, although it being a definitely-horror-game, I felt I knew more what to expect. With this, I genuinely have no idea what's coming next. Thumbs up for Senua so far. FWIW, it's made by Ninja Theory, who also did the most recently DMC game, which was also extremely well designed.

I look forward to Senua's future travels through Helsheim...

http://www.hellblade.com/

Re: The Movie Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 12:46 am
by Konrad
I'm not a (video) gamer, but I took a look at some Hellblade shots. The line between video games and movies is increasingly becoming more and more blurred. My kids don't play games, but they will spend hours watching Minecraft videos or survival/horror game douga on Youtube.
And speaking of Hell, I watched that Helsreach fan flick. Surprisingly good. I liked the scratchy, sketchy style used at the beginning better than when it gets more polished in the later sections. It's a good trick to have a fully helmeted and armored figure convey feeling and mood with only posture and gesture and a tilt of the head. That and Grimaldus' "kind eyes". Dude! Smoooooth! (fist bump)
And speaking of more hell, watched "The Death of Stalin". One of the funniest films I've ever seen and in spite of that, like watching Ledger's Joker, I think I only laughed once. Those poor people....Those horrible people....Those poor, horrible people......

Re: The Movie Thread

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 12:17 am
by Konrad
And second that "holy shazzbat" for "Annihilation". Not your usual, goopy-stuff-from-alien-meteorite-taking-over-the-world flick. Layers and layers of nuance and psychology and philosophy. You need to keep your eyes open and your turn your brain on for this one.