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  1. #2826
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    ^1:51 is straight outta my childhood, though I would have been 5 years younger. we also had a specially built truck for that, and we tried to ride along more to the side, but same idea.
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    I made this post back on 3/12/2020...
    Quote Originally Posted by dookeyXXX View Post
    I remember reading about this flick last year when it premiered at TIFF.

    It looks like Cube-meets-Snowpiercer-meets-Super Jail...

    So, 2 years, 1 month, and 3 days later I finally got around to watching THE PLATFORM.
    It's a thought provoking and often brutal examination of social status, survival, greed, gluttony, and politics.
    Definitely not for the squeamish.
    The ending is a bit abstract, but as such leaves you with quiye a bit to chew on.

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    Cube; 1984; Snowpiercer; The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover

    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    Ooh! Big fan of Cube (even the sequels/prequels) and Snowpiercer, so I'll definitely have to check this one out. Thanks for heads up!
    It totally resonates with similar themes as Cube and Snowpiercer. Toss in some 1984, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP IN7RO View Post
    Whoa, not sure I totally understood this one. Gonna have to watch it again.
    The only part I found a little abstract was the ending.
    I think I would have preferred the panna cotta to have been the message...

    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    It was awful, no need to watch again.
    What a piece of crap movie this is.
    Sadly, I disagree with it being either awful or a piece of crap. I rather enjoyed it and found the socio-political message to be rather cool (and also depressing).
    I do agree that I don't need to watch it again, though. Once is giving me plenty to ruminate on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    Watched it last night, fucking depressing, no redeeming qualities.
    While I agree that it was depressing, I feel it had quite a bit of redeeming qualities. There was an underlying message of hope buried under all the masticated food...

    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    Anyone watched The Platform? Spanish-language "horror", incredibly odd premise, a very timely take on a dystopian future (maybe present actually).
    Indeed, the premise is timely, heck almost timeless given mankind's continued pursuit of greed and seemingly unquenchable gluttony...

    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    I know it's been mentioned here already but finally got around to watching "The Platform" ("El Hoyo" en español).

    Damn.... Watch if you liked Cube. I enjoyed it, but damn...

    Also, if you do watch it, make sure to select the original Spanish audio for it. Don't bother with the English dub...
    As MF stated, watch the original Spanish version, 'cause dubbing is for suckers!
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    Anatomy Of A Scandal

    Very good new British political/courtroom drama series.

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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Anatomy Of A Scandal

    Very good new British political/courtroom drama series.

    I dunno man ...... seems a little 50 shades of powdered wigs/day time soapy to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookeyXXX View Post
    ...As MF stated, watch the original Spanish version, 'cause dubbing is for suckers!
    YES! Glad you watched in its true form. Looking back on it, it is a film that stuck with me. Def made an impact and is pretty memorable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PB View Post
    I dunno man ...... seems a little 50 shades of powdered wigs/day time soapy to me.
    Nope. Didn't get that at all. That trailer doesn't really carry over the series well.
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Perhaps .... but haven't watched the trailer, only the first two episodes.

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    Please, no commercials. For gods sake.

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    THE GENTLEMEN
    Guy Ritchie's 2019 flick sees a return to laddish form for the director (after taking "time off" to put out two Sherlock Holmes joints, a misguided Man From U.N.C.LE. vehicle, a King Arthur re-imagining, and a live-action Aladdin film). This film is more along the lines of Snatch and Rock 'n Rolla (it has a similar narrative structure to the latter).
    While not particularly new or fresh, the film unfolds as a wonderful thematic mash-up of gangsta, neo-noir, and whodunnit films.
    Ritchie serves up some crisp direction buffered by engaging dialogue. Add to that the fact that both the pacing and visual sleight of hand elements are quick and well honed with clever diversions and interesting plot twists abounding.
    To top it all off, he cast is brillaint and every actor present is in top form. There is a delicious performance from Hugh Grant and a sublime turn from Colin Farrell.
    And the soundtrack is pretty damn bueno, to boot.
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    Just finished it, great recommendation! Charlie Hunnam just became my favorite new actor, he’s incredible in this.
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    BURN OUT
    This French action thriller may be all carbs and little protein, but sometimes that's just what you need/want in a movie.
    Slick in style and familiar in plot, it at least knows to keep things moving briskly and populates itself with a solid cast.
    While largely predictable, there are a few minor twists to keep you on edge and the ending is nicely tempered, avoiding a happy tone in favor of one that is a tad more ambiguous and brooding.

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    If you like Mike Myers doing cheesy Canadian humor watch the Pentaverate, its a 6 part series written by Mike and he is playing 7 characters
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    THE TURNING POINT
    This is a charming and disarming little Italian film that tweaks the buddy comedy and mashes together a passel of familiar tropes, specifically "the odd couple," "the elder mentor," and "give geeks a chance."
    The acting of the two leads is wonderful, there's plenty of film nerd moments lurking in the dialogue and in the sets, and there's a dark undercurrent that juxtaposes nicely with the lighthearted moments.
    And the ending. Wow. The cinematography is nice, too, lending the whole affair both a warm tone and a gritty neon noir sheen.
    This is what I would call a pleasant surprise.

    Note:
    I highly recommend watching in Italian with subtitles.
    (I did not include the trailer because NF only posted the horribly dubbed English version online).
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    May 20th...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookeyXXX View Post
    May 20th...

    Oh yeah ……👍👍👍

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    On Amazon, but...


    Moone Boy is hysterically funny

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    MIDNIGHT DINER
    I stumbled upon this little series the other night and am really digging it.
    Imagine Cheers without the snark and mean spiritedness and with quirkier (and more interesting) characters.
    There seems to be undercurrents of both Shinto and Zen running through the episodes, as well, which adds nice dimension to the characters and storylines.
    The show also provides a nice juxtaposition between quiet introspection and ribald and borderline blue humor.

    I really wish there was a restaurant like this near me...

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    NAJMRO [THE GETAWAY KING]
    This slick Polish crime film is like a gonzo Guy Ritchie endeavor jacked up on speed.
    Ultra fast paced and teeming with creative camera work and sharp editing, not to mention a charismatic and quirky cast, it's worth the watch and then some.

    RIYL
    Bronson; Snatch; Crank; Chopper; Lucky Day

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    THE IMITATION GAME
    This is an incredibly well written, well acted, and solidly directed WWII drama with espionage undertones. Based on the life of Alan Turing, who was instrumental in breaking the Nazi Enigma Code.
    It's also a quiet condemnation of how homosexuals were viewed and treated in Britain at the time.
    Highly recommended.

    FWIW, the screenplay was written by Graham Moore, who recently wrote/directed the superb film The Outfit.

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    OKJA
    Imagine a cross between Charlotte's Web and King Kong and you'll kinda have the vibe of this film.
    Directed by Bong Joon-ho (Parasite), it sees the Korean writer/director returning to the giant monster genre which first put him on the international map back in 2006 with The Host.
    Okja, however, is a strange beast, never really finding a cohesive tone. It desperately wants to be a family friendly film like Babe or a Golden Era Disney joint, but it also wants to be a militant strike at the horrors of commercial meat production. Sadly, it can't have it's bacon and eat it, too.
    The core story of a girl and her pig is well done and heartfelt and the CGI is pretty damn solid (like Jurassic Park level). And there are some great action sequences and a number of nice twists. But there are also moments of uncomfortable violence--a rape scene and lots of butchering of animals, for example. Juxtaposed with these elements are two horrible performances meant as comedic counterpoint, but which ultimately mar a decent story: Jake Gyllenhaal flailing about in a weak-ass Jim carey impersonation and Tilda Swinton channeling the likes of Cruella de Vil and Ursula. Both of these choices might have been fine in either a Disney or Nickelodeon film, but they ruin the mood and fall flat here.
    Still, despite the jarring and distracting performances of these two, there's enough cool stuff going on in the rest of the film to recommend it.
    But it's definitely not a kid's film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookeyXXX View Post
    OKJA
    Imagine a cross between Charlotte's Web and King Kong and you'll kinda have the vibe of this film.
    Directed by Bong Joon-ho (Parasite), it sees the Korean writer/director returning to the giant monster genre which first put him on the international map back in 2006 with The Host.
    Okja, however, is a strange beast, never really finding a cohesive tone. It desperately wants to be a family friendly film like Babe or a Golden Era Disney joint, but it also wants to be a militant strike at the horrors of commercial meat production. Sadly, it can't have it's bacon and eat it, too.
    The core story of a girl and her pig is well done and heartfelt and the CGI is pretty damn solid (like Jurassic Park level). And there are some great action sequences and a number of nice twists. But there are also moments of uncomfortable violence--a rape scene and lots of butchering of animals, for example. Juxtaposed with these elements are two horrible performances meant as comedic counterpoint, but which ultimately mar a decent story: Jake Gyllenhaal flailing about in a weak-ass Jim carey impersonation and Tilda Swinton channeling the likes of Cruella de Vil and Ursula. Both of these choices might have been fine in either a Disney or Nickelodeon film, but they ruin the mood and fall flat here.
    Still, despite the jarring and distracting performances of these two, there's enough cool stuff going on in the rest of the film to recommend it.
    But it's definitely not a kid's film.

    I rather enjoyed Okja. I agree about their performances being a bit jarring, but I kinda liked Swinton in there. Same with her role in another Bong Joon-Ho film, Snowpiercer.

    Wild thing is it makes a pretty salient overall point about commercial meat production. While I'm no PETA guy, it DID make me think more about pork specifically, as they are very intelligent creatures, yet they do recieve some of the worst conditions in those massive operations. It made enough of an impact that I try and buy pork solely from little independent, local family farms, and vast majority of my beef is from cows my family raises. Those guys get a happy existence in beautiful fields with big ponds, lush green grass, small numbers, and get totally left alone. I have become pretty adamantly anti-feed lot. So mission accomplished, Bong Joon-Ho. I still love meat and all, but it at least made a lasting impression. Enough to think hard about the sourcing of said meat and the humane treatment of our livestock.

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    BLACK IS BELTZA
    This is an engaging animated film which mashes genres ranging from counter-culture enlightenment and insurgency to conspiracy theory paranoia, and cloak & dagger espionage, all wrapped up in a vibrant soundtrack inspired by 1960s rock and rhythm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookeyXXX View Post
    May 20th...

    Spectacular


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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Spectacular


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    Just watched the first few. Like it a lot more than the second “season”, more like the first season

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    Just watched the first few. Like it a lot more than the second “season”, more like the first season
    I agree. There was only one episode that was just okay to me.


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