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Old 2011-10-20, 14:46
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Turning to perhaps somewhat better quality, just saw the Silent Hill movie. Happened to zap past it right at the beginning and thought, well, what the hell. I've actually sort of avoided it on purpose; Silent Hill is pretty much the only franchise of any kind that I'm a serious fan of. Well, I've played SH 1, 2 and 3, plus Shattered Memories. To illustrate how far gone I am, I could name pretty much every song they used in the movie, and generally could tell you which game it's from.
I have mixed feelings about this movie. On the production and acting side, I think they did a pretty damn good job. On the story side... well, here I'm conflicted. On the one hand I do like the concept; how blind faith and the murderous lust for purity and piety in itself led to not only calling but creating the very evil they were so afraid of. But goddamn it, they really piled on stuff from the games. I'm surprised there weren't beetles, insignias and mannequins seeping out through cracks in the TV screen. And that leads to my main gripe - the fact that they just copied monsters right from the games. It demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of the whole idea of Silent Hill and it's a big fucking herd of elephants in a very small room. Take Pyramid head, for example. He's a manifestation of James' guilt for killing his wife. And that's the thing. The evil of Silent Hill is like real life evil, in and by itself it's just a writhing, nebulous cauldron of possibilities and potentials. It's people that give it shape, it's people's own desires, lusts and guilt that make it come alive. They went some way with that, what with the incarnation of Alessa at the end and such, but it still bugs me six ways to Sunday.
Anyhows. /End rant.
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Old 2011-11-07, 18:29
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The Human Centipede was shit; The Human Centipede II was slightly less shit; The Human Sexipede is just about finished downloading - I anticipate good times.
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Old 2011-11-08, 09:20
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Isn't Silent Hill the movie based on the years' long burning mine in Centralia, Pa.? I remember when Bob got the movie and we watched it together. We were glued to it. I thought it was really good. He said there was all sorts of weirded out stuff in the game at the time, too.
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Old 2011-11-08, 11:05
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As for the reality background, I couldn't tell you. I'd say, anyone who hasn't played the games and doesn't ever expect to, watch it. On it's own, it's a well done movie. But I also honestly think they could have done much better story wise - though not even nearly as horrendous, they made the same mistake that pretty much every Silent Hill comic I've ever read also make. The founding idea of the horror in Silent Hill is that it's humans that make it become manifest, so in a sense you create your own nightmare and then anyone who happens to be around get to join in the fun. So, for example, Pyramid head simply felt wrong to me; he's a manifestation of James' psyche and even if James does exist in the movie's continuity, he's not there now. I almost wish they had botched in technically on the monsters so I could just have a good gripe about them and be done with it, but no. They did them, on the whole, very well, they just used them wrong.
However, Cybil was every bit as hot as I imagined her pixelated curves to be in the first version of the first game. That's a whole bucket of bonus points right there.
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Old 2012-02-08, 06:29
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The Human Centipede was shit; The Human Centipede II was slightly less shit; The Human Sexipede is just about finished downloading - I anticipate good times.
It was just a normal porno starring a German in a lab coat. And not a very good porno at that. I didn't even crack one off.

Today I downloaded, but have yet to watch, a documentary that may interest some of you. It's called Orzoco: The Embalmer. It was made in 2001, and is basically study of a Columbian named Orzoco who is not only an embalmer, but is a not particularly competent one. It contains extremely graphic footage of fresh corpses on the side of the road and how they're unceremoniously dismantled by Orzoco back at his "morgue" as he prepares them for their burial. I flicked through it a little to see just how graphic it is. It is. I shall report back with a sweet review and plenty of screenshots for anyone who's interested Or, if you fancy downloading it for yourself:

http://freakshare.com/files/rx46yxc...amador.avi.html [865 MB]

It's a fairly rare film, even rarer with English subtitles!

The West Memphis Three case is being made into a film called "The Devil's Knot". It will star Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth. I hope they don't shit all over it, but probably will. Paradise Lost 3 is out, and Peter Jackson and Amy Berg have their own documentary on the case doing the rounds at film festivals right now, "West of Memphis". I'm pretty excited to see the latter; Paradise Lost 3 was alright but it didn't really feel like I learnt anything new from it, although I'm pleased to see it's been nominated for an Oscar. West of Memphis blatantly builds a case against Terry Hobbs, the stepfather of one of the victims of the murders, and contains material so new they had to re-edit the film days before the first official screening to include fresh interviews. In particular, interviews with friends of Hobbs' nephew who passed polygraph tests, swore under oath and wrote affidavits to support their claim that the nephew told them that Terry Hobbs killed the kids and considered it the "Hobbs family secret".
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Old 2012-02-08, 12:02
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Googled some images and saw this picture at him holding a dead baby plucked from its mother's stomach and looking at it like its a prized trout. : http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/215/or00.jpg/sr=1
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Old 2012-02-08, 22:22
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Hahaha I just got to the part with the baby. It's not from the woman's stomach, it arrived in a pink coffin as he was dissecting the woman and he had to quickly add some finishing touches to it (basically stuffing its nose and mouth with cotton).

I read that Orzoco wasn't a particularly competent embalmer, and this scene alone confirms it. When the baby first arrives he opens the coffin and this is what he says:

Screenshot 01 [Contains an image of a dead baby in a coffin]

His ineptitude is staggering when you see how he services the baby. He places a towel over the open gut of the woman he had already been working on, places the baby on the towel and starts working on it like the woman is a flesh-coloured mortuary slab. The baby is in its funeral clothes - lovely bright pink cotton swaddling - and he just plops it back in the coffin when he's done hahahahaha. Look:

Screenshot 02 [Contains an image of a dead baby and a dead naked woman]

The man doesn't seem like he's been on speaking terms with reality for quite some time.

By the way, I realised after downloading the film that it doesn't have any subtitles. The ones from the following website work perfectly, however:

http://www.opensubtitles.org/en/sub...embalsamador-en

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Quite possibly the best face I've ever seen:

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This guy just walks up to the camera and stares into the lens haha. I wish I was his friend...

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Old 2012-04-02, 17:12
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbV6knbeUFE

Just saw it last night. So, so excellent.
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Old 2012-04-02, 23:36
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Looks like a need to add another movie to my queue. I'm trying to find time for movies between Dexter. Hopefully I can get around to watching Bronson tomorrow.
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Old 2012-04-03, 05:32
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi is about the best food movie I've seen. If you can see it, do, and hope you're somewhere near a world-class sushi restaurant afterward (NYC folk, see it at the IFC and head to Ushiwakamaru after). He's everything I want to be when I grow up, except Japanese, and kinda a dick to his son.
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Old 2012-04-03, 05:57
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I have to see this. Seriously this is like the first time in 2 years that I really really want to see a movie and would even pay for it.

Am I the only one who actually prefers vegetarian sushi over raw tuna and stuff?
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Old 2012-04-03, 15:37
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi is about the best food movie I've seen. If you can see it, do, and hope you're somewhere near a world-class sushi restaurant afterward (NYC folk, see it at the IFC and head to Ushiwakamaru after). He's everything I want to be when I grow up, except Japanese, and kinda a dick to his son.

Agreed. However, as much as I love Mr. Glass, it was a little over-saturated with him which just kind of made me think of Koyaanisqatsi.

I'm in awe of the man's work ethic and passion.

I went with the plans to get Sushi after but the desired location was closed, so I went to walk to another but walked 15 minutes in the wrong direction, then walked back to find out it was a revolving sushi bar (fuck that) so then my friend suggested a 'decent' sushi place that was 25 minutes away, though definitely open, so we went. It was just okay. It was like looking at porn for 2 hours and then having a mediocre climax.



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Am I the only one who actually prefers vegetarian sushi over raw tuna and stuff?

I hope so.
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Old 2012-04-03, 22:28
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi is about the best food movie I've seen. If you can see it, do, and hope you're somewhere near a world-class sushi restaurant afterward (NYC folk, see it at the IFC and head to Ushiwakamaru after). He's everything I want to be when I grow up, except Japanese, and kinda a dick to his son.


I still need to check out Ushiwakamaru. I think I'd be hard pressed to not go to Sushi of Gari or Sushi Seki if I was in NYC. Haven't been blown away by other sushi places in New York (looking at you Blue Ribbon Sushi, Jewel Bako).

Movie looks great but I'd definitely be food frustrated after seeing it. Not to mention my wallet is cowering at the idea of going to Morimoto, the only world class sushi place in the Philly area, which by the way, is leagues better than the NY location.
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Old 2012-04-21, 08:43
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Does anyone here read script books? I bought Boogie Nights for £0.25 from a book store that's closing down, thinking it was an actual book, but it's just the fuckin' script. As interested as I am in film I'm not so interested that I'm gonna read a script while I do my poops! So, the first person to PM me their deets will receive it in the mail for free!!! FREE!!!!!!! I'll inscribe it if you like, too!! For just £4.95!!!!!

It's a pretty small book, which is probably why I assumed it was a novel. The fact that I was buying about a dozen books at once for the same price and therefore not bothering to check anything too closely also exonerates me from any charges of being a fuckin' numpty. I thought script books were all huge floppy fuckers. That's, like, the law of the books or something!

Snowtown is fucking awesome. Bought it on Blu-ray and everything! I also got Bad Lieutenant on Blu-ray with all of those yummy extras on it including a frustrating but enjoyable commentary from Abel Ferrera. He's some sort of ex-junkie and he still talks like he's just about to catch a dragon. He starts telling you something really interesting, then just as he's about to tell you the important part he notices/remembers something else and then forgets what he was saying before. Out of 100 anecdotes I think he finished about 12.

Annnnnnnnnnnnnd I'm spent.
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Old 2012-04-21, 11:07
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Does anyone here read script books? I bought Boogie Nights for £0.25 from a book store that's closing down, thinking it was an actual book, but it's just the fuckin' script. As interested as I am in film I'm not so interested that I'm gonna read a script while I do my poops! So, the first person to PM me their deets will receive it in the mail for free!!! FREE!!!!!!! I'll inscribe it if you like, too!! For just £4.95!!!!!

It's a pretty small book, which is probably why I assumed it was a novel. The fact that I was buying about a dozen books at once for the same price and therefore not bothering to check anything too closely also exonerates me from any charges of being a fuckin' numpty. I thought script books were all huge floppy fuckers. That's, like, the law of the books or something!

Snowtown is fucking awesome. Bought it on Blu-ray and everything! I also got Bad Lieutenant on Blu-ray with all of those yummy extras on it including a frustrating but enjoyable commentary from Abel Ferrera. He's some sort of ex-junkie and he still talks like he's just about to catch a dragon. He starts telling you something really interesting, then just as he's about to tell you the important part he notices/remembers something else and then forgets what he was saying before. Out of 100 anecdotes I think he finished about 12.

Annnnnnnnnnnnnd I'm spent.

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Old 2012-04-21, 12:37
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He starts telling you something really interesting, then just as he's about to tell you the important part he notices/remembers something else and then forgets what he was saying before. Out of 100 anecdotes I think he finished about 12.


I'm glad I don't know anyone like that.

Chris, I like that idea. Not necessarily for the topic, but for other stuff.
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Old 2012-06-07, 09:33
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