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  1. #826
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    Truth Seekers apparently got the axe.
    Bummer.
    I rather enjoyed S1 and woulda been cool with a second season.
    Oh well.
    A bit surprising considering that Amazon has a bit of a rep for rescuing series that have been cancelled elsewhere, too.

    https://www.cbr.com/amazon-cancels-t...ick-frost/amp/
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    Some solid "arthouse"/indie horror flicks have popped up on Prime recently.

    For example:

    YOU'RE NEXT
    A wicked genre mash-up of the family reunion comedy and the home invasion thriller.
    Snappy dialogue, engaging characters, great pacing, and some solid practical gore make for a whiz-bang ride.
    The next-to-last great film from director/screenwriting duo Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett (The Guest).

    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    THE SIGNAL
    This is like a Twilight Zone/Outer Limits episode on meth.

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  4. #829
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    ONLY GOD FORGIVES
    I took some minor slagging for digging this flick back when it was in theaters (https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...s-thread/page3), but it is a slick and engaging neon noir that I thoroughly enjoyed.

    It will help a bit if you dig or have seen any Alejandro Jodorowsky and Gaspar Noe films...

    RIYL
    Drive; Irreversible;


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    Lately I have been vibing on the films of Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel and Bruno Romy (A French bloke who co-directed the first 3 films)
    They are a Belgian based duo who make whimsical, absurdist comedies that are heavily influenced by Wes Anderson by way of Peter Sellers (Pink Panther series) by way of Jacques Tati by way of Charlie Chaplin.

    While I heartedly recommend their earlier films, L'Iceberg and Rumba, neither are on Prime.

    However, their most recent film (2016) is on Prime.

    LOST IN PARIS is a light hearted romp that takes the piss out of tourists, pays tribute to loveable scamps, and features a ton of wonderfully sublime callbacks/internal allusions.

    RIYL
    Amelie; Moonlight Kingdom;

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    ROBOT JOX
    Hankering for some solid B-movie sci-fi action?
    This "lost", late '80s gem just popped up on Prime.
    Directed by Stuart Gordon (Re-animator) it features some great stop motion FX that hold up surprisingly well these 30-odd years later.
    Sure, the characters are delivered in broad, stereotypical strokes, the villain is readily apparent from the get-go, but it is a fun romp.
    It is also pretty much the blueprint for Pacific Rim.

    RIYL
    Total Recall (the Arnie version); The Running Man; Pacific Rim

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Some solid "arthouse"/indie horror flicks have popped up on Prime recently.

    For example:

    YOU'RE NEXT
    A wicked genre mash-up of the family reunion comedy and the home invasion thriller.
    Snappy dialogue, engaging characters, great pacing, and some solid practical gore make for a whiz-bang ride.
    The next-to-last great film from director/screenwriting duo Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett (The Guest).

    I just shat my pants watching that trailer. Looks really good and will be watching that soon.

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    Call me emo, but I enjoyed that teenage love story groundhog day variation Amazon has made.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subtle plague View Post
    Call me emo, but I enjoyed that teenage love story groundhog day variation Amazon has made.
    That keeps popping up in my "Movies We Think You'll Like" section...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    That keeps popping up in my "Movies We Think You'll Like" section...
    you won't like it, way too slow pace with lots of sap

    the one with the snl guy someone made a while back was way better, had the black comedy element plus jk simmons which is usually decent

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    As I said it's a teenage love story thing .if you Expect profound human drama discussing the pitfalls of mankind and revolutionary camera work, it's probably not going to deliver. Still. The acting is actually good and the story (as far as groundhog day things go) not bad either.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Oats Studios: Volume 1

    Blomkamp experimental content.

    Good shit.
    This is def worth a watch, specifically/especially if you dig Neill Blomkamp's early short films and his feature debut District 9.
    The material here is a return to form after his meh outings Elysium and Chappie.
    Be warned, though, these aren't so much "experimental" as they are unfinished ideas. This collection unfurls more like a demo/pitch reel. There are three long form entries and then bits of short filler (these bits--"Cooking With Bill" and "Kapture" are the weakest parts of the collection, imho).

    The coolest entry by far is "Fire Base." I would be down to see that expanded into a 1 season, 6-episode miniseries or feature film.

    Both "Rakka" and "Zygote," the two other longer entries had great FX.

    Worth a watch if you dig bugged out sci-fi, for sure.

    https://oatsstudios.com/


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    La Moustache

    Not even sure how I stumbled on this intriguing French psychological thriller, but it is an enigmatic and head spinning slow burner.
    Without giving too much away, the story centers on a successful man who shaves off his moustache and then spirals into a paranoic and hallucinatory nightmare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    This is def worth a watch, specifically/especially if you dig Neill Blomkamp's early short films and his feature debut District 9.
    The material here is a return to form after his meh outings Elysium and Chappie.
    Be warned, though, these aren't so much "experimental" as they are unfinished ideas. This collection unfurls more like a demo/pitch reel. There are three long form entries and then bits of short filler (these bits--"Cooking With Bill" and "Kapture" are the weakest parts of the collection, imho).

    The coolest entry by far is "Fire Base." I would be down to see that expanded into a 1 season, 6-episode miniseries or feature film.

    Both "Rakka" and "Zygote," the two other longer entries had great FX.

    Worth a watch if you dig bugged out sci-fi, for sure.
    EXCELLENT suggestion, sir. I really enjoyed the whole set. I had it in my Amz watchlist but then it got pulled at some point. Maybe they put it back, but I found it easier to just watch on Blomkamp's Oats Studios YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/OatsStudios/featured

    Here ya'll go! In their entireties. Enjoy!!!

    Rakka:



    Firebase:



    Zygote:

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