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    THE BLOCK ISLAND SOUND Dead fish. Dead birds....

    THE BLOCK ISLAND SOUND
    Dead fish. Dead birds. Conspiracy theories.
    A fisherman's family gets sucked into a psychological spiral of mystery and horror in a small vacation town off the coast of Rhode...
  2. My run ended with COPSHOP I skipped this when it...

    My run ended with COPSHOP
    I skipped this when it had a limited run in the theaters because the trailer was kind of wack, imho.
    Well, they pulled a fast one as the trailer was pure bait-and-switch,...
  3. The third film in my Redbox run was: SMALL...

    The third film in my Redbox run was:

    SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
    Based on a stage play, this is a nice little character driven slice-of-life story about three working class blokes from Manch Vegas...
  4. The run continued with @ZOLA I totally...

    The run continued with @ZOLA

    I totally dismissed and subsequently slept on this little gem when it came to the theaters in November.

    This is a gonzo bonkers road trip odyssey based upon, of...
  5. My internet connection went down on 12/24 due to...

    My internet connection went down on 12/24 due to Snowmageddon 2021, so I had to revert to the old school ways of the DVD.

    I actually ended up finding some decent films buried deep inside The Box....
  6. THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH I have finally conceded...

    THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
    I have finally conceded that the works of The Bard just aren't my thing.
    His flowery prose is too often lost on me.
    That said, this is the first cinematic rendering of his...
  7. Licorice Pizza Imagine if Quentin Tarantino,...

    Licorice Pizza
    Imagine if Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, and Cameron Crowe had collaborated on a flashback episode of Seinfeld, which took place in L.A. during the 1973 oil crisis. That's...
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    Regarding the clumsy and uninspiring fight scenes...

    Regarding the clumsy and uninspiring fight scenes and action sequences, I found it rather ironic that noted stunt co-ordinator Chad Stahelski stars in the film as Trinity's douchey husband when he...
  9. The King's Man The prequel/origin story to the...

    The King's Man
    The prequel/origin story to the Kingsman franchise is an entertaining romp fueled by a suberb cast, snappy action sequences, and rather restrained (which is nice) humor (compared to...
  10. Nightmare Alley While not quite in the league of...

    Nightmare Alley
    While not quite in the league of The Shape of Water, Crimson Peak, or Pan's Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro's take on William Lindsay Gresham's 1946 novel is still worth a watch. For...
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    And Sorkin by no means created that style of...

    And Sorkin by no means created that style of dialogue, either.
    Check out His Girl Friday from 1940 for an earlier example (and even that was based on a 1928 Broadway play, so the style has been...
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    I humbly suggest a hard pass on Encounter. I had...

    I humbly suggest a hard pass on Encounter.
    I had high hopes for this based on the trailer.
    Turned it off after 20-minutes.
    It suffered from a generic plot, lack of necessary exposition, and an...
  13. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence...

    A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence
    The third film in Swedish writer/director Roy Andersson's trilogy ruminating on human behavior follows suit with his previous effort, You, The...
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    Nope. They'll just remind you of how crappy the...

    Nope. They'll just remind you of how crappy the new film is.
    Plus, Lana W. includes so many flashback clips from the other films, that you are constantly reminded that the original Matrix might have...
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    :D It was the fourth lamest blockbuster I saw in...

    :D
    It was the fourth lamest blockbuster I saw in 2021, the others being F9, No Time To Die, and Shang-Chi....
    And it was easily the dumbest and most cringe-worthy of the lot, with the exception of...
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    I was trying to see Nightmare Alley, but the...

    I was trying to see Nightmare Alley, but the theater was full and this was the only other film playing around the same time (The King's Man was my preferred second choice, but the times were too...
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    I inadvertently saw it last night. It should...

    I inadvertently saw it last night.

    It should have been titled The Meh-trix.

    I yammered a bit more (and mostly spoiler free) here:...
  18. The Matrix Resurrections More like The Meh-trix....

    The Matrix Resurrections
    More like The Meh-trix.
    This is one of those sequel reboots that should have never been greenlit.
    I knew I was in for mediocrity when they started using "flashback" clips...
  19. Sadly, this is no longer a concept here in the...

    Sadly, this is no longer a concept here in the Truckee area, especially on a holiday weekend right after a major dump.
    Last night trying to get out of The Star was a 2+ hour gridlock.
    I got off...
  20. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    You, The Living Roy Andersson's film is a series...

    You, The Living
    Roy Andersson's film is a series of interconnected vignettes showing us the other side of Sweden. Instead of blonde haired, blue eyed beauties, Andersson focuses on the other half:...
  21. I have not hit SRB yet. When I hiked around that...

    I have not hit SRB yet.
    When I hiked around that area back on 12/5 everything was bulletproof and thin or burnt out.
    Even though it is low angle, that area still slides from time to time.
    Plus the...
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    You lasted longer than I did! I stopped watching...

    You lasted longer than I did!
    I stopped watching after S1 Ep8...
    :D
  23. Confused am I since I don't reside anywhere near...

    Confused am I since I don't reside anywhere near Schaffer's Mill...and haven't left the house since an ill-fated grocery run on Sunday eve.
    But safe will I stay (to the best of my ability).
  24. Coming in spring 2022 from the brilliantly...

    Coming in spring 2022 from the brilliantly twisted fools responsible for Swiss Army Man...

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  25. Good day to catch up on reading and/or movies....

    Good day to catch up on reading and/or movies.
    Hit me up if you would like or need book and film recs.
    :biggrin:
  26. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    Lottsa really cool animated films lurking on...

    Lottsa really cool animated films lurking on Kanopy.

    Jacob, Mimmi, and the Talking Dogs
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    The Girl Without Hands
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  27. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) If you...

    The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

    If you are a fan of animation, this is a wonderful glimpse into Old School technique. The amount of time and effort it must have taken to create this film in...
  28. Snow is super gloppy here at 6300. It's like...

    Snow is super gloppy here at 6300.
    It's like elephant snot and wet cement.
    It's so thick and heavy that it gummed up and broke the augers on the industrial plower attempting to clear my driveway...
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    I am using Chrome on an Samsung Android tablet...

    I am using Chrome on an Samsung Android tablet with zero ads...

    There's only 2 films on that list I have not seen:
    Nausicaa in the Valley of the Wind and O-bi, O-ba: The End of Civilization .
    ...
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    The Summit of the Gods I am not sure what the...

    The Summit of the Gods
    I am not sure what the deal is with NF and climbing/mountaineering films right now, but I thoroughly enjoyed this elegantly illustrated mystery cloaked in the shadow of...
  31. Thread: The Alpinist

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    Wait. That's the plot to Free Solo...

    Wait.
    That's the plot to Free Solo...
  32. Oh, it's officially on. Northwoods was...

    Oh, it's officially on.
    Northwoods was gridlocked back up to Coyote Moon at 1:30 this afternoon (like an idiot, I decided I needed some beer from New Moon).
    89 was gridlocked to the Mousehole (I...
  33. Thread: The Alpinist

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    :cool::D Dang. Making me regret not having...

    :cool::D

    Dang.
    Making me regret not having gone to see it when it was in Reno earlier this fall. Prolly woulda had the theater to myself, too.

    May have to check it on NF (though I fear some of...
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    In Fabric I am still not 100% sure what I just...

    In Fabric
    I am still not 100% sure what I just watched, but it was visually and aurally hypnotic.
    Best way I can describe it: imagine if Dario Argento teamed up with Monty Python and the end...
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    Come True If you are in the mood for a trippy...

    Come True
    If you are in the mood for a trippy sci/fi cum horror flick that values visual aesthetics and rich sound design over a cohesive plot, then this is a wonderful headtrip.
    The gist of the...
  36. Ghostbuster: Afterlife I was pretty hesitant and...

    Ghostbuster: Afterlife
    I was pretty hesitant and downright ambivalent about this film ever since the trailer dropped. But since there is currently very little snow in Tahoe and my winter job hasn't...
  37. Wolf (2021) Definitely not to be confused with...

    Wolf (2021)
    Definitely not to be confused with the decent Jack Nicholson vehicle from 1994.
    Of all the mono syllabic herd animal films that came out this year (Pig and Lamb being the other two),...
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    I think it might have been mentioned prior, but I...

    I think it might have been mentioned prior, but I just wrapped up S1 of Black Summer.
    Despite some annoying characters who did some truly dumb shit, the series was surprisingly dark and bleak,...
  39. Light drizzle at Casa Dookey (approx 6300)....

    Light drizzle at Casa Dookey (approx 6300).
    Heard it was raining over Brockway Summit (but that news is now an hour old)...
  40. Now that you mention it, I didn't assume the gate...

    Now that you mention it, I didn't assume the gate was closed since your above comment jogged my snow starved memory reminding me that I drove by the entrance that first week of November after the...
  41. Nice. Didn't even consider that these past weeks...

    Nice.
    Didn't even consider that these past weeks as I assumed the gate would be locked since USFS has already locked Castle Peak gate.
    Shaved ice is a nice description sounds similar to what I...
  42. Here in the Land of the Blue Lake we currently...

    Here in the Land of the Blue Lake we currently have a TPOD/BHOD combo open at Boreal and a BHOD open at FSV.
    I have not visited either, opting instead to hike 45-minutes to ski patches of leftover...
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    YES!!!
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    Patch Skiing In the Northish Lake Tahoe area...

    Patch Skiing In the Northish Lake Tahoe area (Truckee/Donner Summit) and the Eastish (Mt Rose Hwy) is in full effect right now.
    Plenty to be had, but the trick is finding the window.
    I got skunked...
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    This site, imho, tends to compile some decent and...

    This site, imho, tends to compile some decent and interesting lists.

    "10 Films To Watch If You Liked Dune"
    https://www.tasteofcinema.com/2021/10-great-movies-to-watch-if-you-liked-dune/
  46. Poked around off of Donner Summit today. Found...

    Poked around off of Donner Summit today.
    Found some decent swatches on a NWesterly aspect; best snow I skied this week.
    I hit it around 3pm and it was starting to set up, so guessing earlier in the...
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    Advance tix on sale Mon 12/6... IgYs_NDyaLs

    Advance tix on sale Mon 12/6...

    IgYs_NDyaLs
  48. This starts 12/3 and runs through the 9th. ...

    This starts 12/3 and runs through the 9th.

    Info:
    https://www.buriedfilm.com/

    Tix:
    https://tahoearthauscinema.com/show/buried-the-1982-alpine-meadows-avalanche/

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  49. I just got back from skiing Lower Tamarack. It...

    I just got back from skiing Lower Tamarack.
    It was brisk up there.
    Trying to figure out where all the December corn is, cuz the EF slope was borderline boiler plate at 1:30.
    Also, the jib kids and...
  50. Crossfire (1947) While not the gonzo technical...

    Crossfire (1947)
    While not the gonzo technical blitz of The Third Man, this taut little noir succeeds due to a streamlined story and solid acting from all involved, especially Mitchum and Ryan. Plus...
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