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submitted 34 minutes ago by wombat@hexbear.net to c/movies@hexbear.net

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For this Sunday Kino Night, we’re starting with Departures (2008), a Japanese drama about a struggling cello player who applies to a local job, delighted to have finally found work, only to find that the position is actually a mortician for a funeral home. He decides to make the best of it, and finds he has a passion for it. His friends and family don’t like his new position, and drama ensues. This one won the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar back in 2008, and received excellent reviews from pretty much everywhere; it is by far the best-known and best-regarded film of director Yojiro Takita. Looks good; let’s watch.

After that is A Matter of Life and Death (1946), a fantasy rom-com about a British WW2 pilot who jumps from his plane without a parachute, and miraculously survives. The heavens believe they have made a mistake, and send an angel to get him. Uh oh. Meanwhile, he’s fallen in love with an American radio operator. Hilarity ensues; some drama too. The directors are Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, who also did the ballet film The Red Shoes (1948), which we previously watched and enjoyed. This is considered one of their best films, so let’s give it a whirl.

We’ll start at 8PM EST on Hextube, right here:

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Be there, comrades!

Letterboxd:

Doesthedogdie.com links:

CWs for Departures:

  • Stalking.
  • Domestic argument.
  • Deaths of animals.
  • Bugs.
  • Shaving.
  • Corpses.
  • Hanging.
  • Death of child.
  • Death of parent.
  • Bath scene.
  • Vomiting.
  • Misophonia.
  • Suicide.
  • Misgendering.
  • Death of LGBT person.
  • “Sexual content”. It is tame, as the movie is rated PG-13.
  • Honking horn.
  • Blood.
  • Sad ending.

CWs for A Matter of Life and Death:

  • British people.
  • Someone is burned alive.
  • Plane crash.
  • Unconsciousness.
  • Hallucinations.
  • Death by falling.
  • Ghosts.
  • Natural bodies of water.
  • Needles.
  • Hospital scene.
  • Unstable reality.
  • Misophonia.
  • Flashing lights.
  • Chronic illness.
  • Car crash.
  • Someone is hit by a car.
  • Blood.

Links to movies:

  • Forthcoming. Uploading to Tankietube.
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submitted 7 hours ago by Pluto@hexbear.net to c/movies@hexbear.net

It was great!

...Though not good for newcomers to the series or perhaps people that never ever played the video games to begin with.

If you haven't played the games, you probably won't enjoy this series.

But I loved it through and through, from beginning to end (though episode 6 weirded me out).

Also, the Fallout humor was on point.

Like, it's clear that Jonathan Nolan wanted this to be a love letter to the franchise (and it... kinda bonks you on the head about it?)

Yeah, it does bonk you on the head about it and it's amazing that the first season turned out as well as it did (given that at times it seems that they're going by a check-list of "Fallout things" to show).

It's like... Robo-brain? Check. Yaou Guai? Check. Ghouls? Check. Lore-accurate BoS (more or less)? Check. NCR? Check.

I loved it! ...But again, it's clearly not geared toward newer audiences.

And that's fine (in a way).

If it was sort-of holding your hand... it wouldn't be nearly as good, you know?

And it really does encapsulate the video game series well.

I mean, it's literally got side-quests and a moral dilemma at the end there.

Also, American monopoly capitalism looks bad here. Really bad.

I take back what I said about the series being "kinda liberal."

I mean, yes, there's no "alternative" to capitalism but a wasteland, essentially (even as it is anti-capitalist, clearly), but it definitely portrays the corporate monopolists well.

Oh yeah, and shout-out to having actual reds in this series (one was apparently Indigenous too).

Kinda vague on whether or not Moldaver was a communist.

I wonder if my own CPUSA was around in 2077? I'm guessing they were, but they would have to still be a staunchly pro-Soviet part (and thus, perhaps, anti-China) due to the Fallout lore.

(The Party was anti-China until 1991 and you all know what happened in 1991 in our own timeline.)

But honestly, it was good. But damn, they're going to have to pick up all the threads they left hanging and that's going to be hard to do. The first season also had a problem of certain things that either happened too fast or they happened and then were resolved quickly.

Also, sometimes, the season kept flashing or showing things on-screen and it's hard to kinda keep up with it all (again, sort-of going back to the check-list problem). Like, the season was jam-packed... which is great... in a way... It grabs your attention but at times, it goes by too fast and then it really does feel like a video game (in a bad way, that is).

Also also, sometimes things happened for the sake of the plot (looking at Maximus releasing the dad at the end there... even though while, yes, it makes sense given that the main protagonist was still recovering from the shock, it's also a bit too convenient for the sake of the story).

Also also also, shout-out to the Robert House (RobCo) cameo.

Also also also also, I really hope this isn't the only Fallout media in the next few years.

Like, yeesh, Bethesda, just give the license or IP to Obsidian or Larian (maybe make a isometric RPG like the old days?) and have them do a spin-off (while you focus on the "main" titles). I mean, come on, it can't be that hard, right? Then again, I'm not a CEO or a stakeholder or on the Board of Directors or whatever.

So, err, yeah.

It was very good.

Flawed.

But very good (imho, don't @ me!).

Watch it if you're a Fallout fan, at the very least.

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submitted 19 hours ago* (last edited 19 hours ago) by FlakesBongler@hexbear.net to c/movies@hexbear.net

I'm gonna spoil the movie, so if you care, it's probably best if you stop reading here because I'm not putting the entire thing in spoiler tags

So, long story short, Civil War is a beautifully made film that's also cowardly and disappointing

The cinematography is great, the sound is excellent, but the movie lacks something very important, an actual message

If the movie is supposed to be about truth and journalism and its importance, that never comes through, instead it feels very much like "The Troops are Brave: Camera Edition"

Because at no point in the film does the actual work journalists do comes up, instead you're treated to scene after scene of our protagonists taking pictures of war and atrocities, but never actually saying anything about it, which seems to be the tack the film itself is taking

That war is bad, but never bothering to explore the how's and why's of the conflict

The most hints we get as to why the president is bad is a mention that he has a third term (gasp) and ordered air strikes on civilians

Which, uh, I suppose is enough for some people, but the vociferousness with which the forces of the aptly named Western Forces pursue and execute the president suggest something far more interesting, which the movie could not even be bothered to even try and explore

To make a film about the United States becoming balkanized without bothering to even offer a smidgen of backstory as to its causes or even into the politics of the sides only serves to make the film a hollow shell

We're left with nothing to the film, and it seems like they're not even bothered by that, which is an absolute shame because they could have at least tried to say something

Instead, they chose very hard to say absolutely nothing, which only makes the apathy all the worse

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submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by FourteenEyes@hexbear.net to c/movies@hexbear.net

The Cooper Show, Starring Cooper, and also featuring some dumb ugly losers in the wasteland that nobody cares about, is about my gorgeous darling precious cowboy with beautiful eyes named Cooper. I will watch the parts without Cooper but only because that's what Cooper would want me to do, and I don't want to disappoint Cooper.

IDEAS TO IMPROVE THE SHOW:

  • Ensure Cooper is on the screen at least 83% of the time
  • When Cooper is not on screen, all character dialogue must be inquiries as to Cooper's whereabouts
  • Cooper should be given access to a mint-condition 2068 Chryslus Highwayman Deluxe with infinite fuel that is also a time machine

Lucy's story in the first episode left a real bad taste in my mouth with how lazy the writing got, and Maximus's section is very vague on whether or not he's a complete piece of shit, and the show is packed with maudlin moments it doesn't earn in the first episode, but Cooper's segment was fucking amazing and Walton Goggins fucking nailed it, becuase he's Walton fucking Goggins.

To summarize: Cooper show good, disregard previous false intelligence show was bad, most especially reports that I thought it was super bad, this is revisionist propaganda promoted by reactionary elements purge-1 purge-2

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submitted 1 day ago by Pluto@hexbear.net to c/movies@hexbear.net

It's good.

I liked it.

But none of that famous American sport that we all love.... Baseball! The game of America!

baseball-crank

(Idk, I'm making fun of American jingoism now.)

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submitted 2 days ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by wombat@hexbear.net to c/movies@hexbear.net

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For this Friday Movie Night, first up is The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019), an A24 drama from director Joe Talbot (his only feature film to date) about a black man who wants to reclaim his grandparents’ old Victorian home in the heart of San Fran following their deaths, only to discover that the world around it has been transformed into pure Burgerland. God Damn America: The Movie. High acclaim for this one across the board, so we’re watching it

After that is Argentinian black comedy Wild Tales (2014), an anthology of wacky situations involving people in various types of distress: an unhinged wedding, a plane crash, road rage, loan sharks, a trip to the DMV, it’s got it all. It is by far the best-known and best-regarded film to date of director Damian Szifron, and was nominated for a bunch of awards at the time, including the Best Foreign-Language Oscar. Let’s check it out.

We’ll start at 8PM EST on Hextube, right here:

https://live.hexbear.net/c/movies

Be there, comrades!

Letterboxd:

Doesthedogdie.com links:

CWs for The Last Black Man in San Francisco:

  • The deuteragonist is played by convicted girlfriend-beater Jonathan Majors.
  • Suicidal ideation.
  • Drug use.
  • Death of animal.
  • Death of parent.
  • Shaky cam.
  • Black character dies first.
  • Homophobia.
  • Gun violence.
  • Sad ending.

CWs for Wild Tales:

  • Domestic violence.
  • Alcohol abuse.
  • Reference to sexual assault (not depicted, nor is anyone assaulted.)
  • Someone struggles to breathe.
  • Someone is burned alive.
  • Explosion.
  • Hanging.
  • Torture.
  • Suicidal ideation.
  • Death of pregnant woman.
  • Someone is hit by a car.
  • Cheating.
  • Someone soils themselves.
  • Vomiting.
  • Audio gore.
  • Violent mentally-ill person.
  • Claustrophobia.
  • Suicide.
  • Flashing lights.
  • Sex.
  • Incest subtext.
  • Plane crash.
  • Blood and gore.

Links to movies:

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I thought it was great!

Hexbear opinion?

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Three young alien beings with the ability to form a giant robotic warrior attempt to blend into suburbia, all while battling the tyrannical forces that ravaged their home world.

Going to see if we can get through the last 10 episodes.

We’ll start at 9PM EST on Hextube, right here: https://live.hexbear.net/c/movies

Be there, comrades!

Link to the episode playlist: https://tankie.tube/w/p/5qmEFT1ULdb2Pwtz5YEcVQ

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The biographical drama stars Sebastian Stan as Trump and explores his career as an aspiring real estate tycoon in the New York City of the 1970s and 1980s. The film is described as a mentor-protégé narrative that documents the start of an American dynasty and tackles themes including power, corruption and deception. It delves into the relationship between Trump and Roy Cohn, the New York City prosecutor oft-remembered for working with Senator Joseph McCarthy during the Second Red Scare.

The movie’s official logline reads: “The Apprentice is a dive into the underbelly of the American empire. It charts a young Donald Trump’s ascent to power through a Faustian deal with the influential right-wing lawyer and political fixer Roy Cohn.”

Adding to the film’s must-watch buzziness, Succession star Jeremy Strong appears opposite Stan in the co-starring role of Cohn. And it gets better: Maria Bakalova, unforgettable for her breakthrough performance in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, plays Ivana Trump. Veteran character actor Martin Donovan is Donald’s father Fred Trump.

Born in Iran, Abbasi has been based in Denmark, where he studied filmmaking, since the mid-2000s. His first feature, Shelley, an art house horror movie, premiered to strong reviews at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival. He unveiled his second film, Border, at Cannes in 2018, winning the Un Certain Regard section. The movie was later selected as Sweden’s entry to the Oscars in the best foreign-language film category. His most recent feature, Holy Spider, a harrowing thriller about a real-life serial killer who targeted sex workers in Iran, was elevated to Cannes main competition in 2022. The film’s star, Zar Amir Ebrahimi, won the festival’s best actress award, and the film was picked as Denmark’s official Oscar entry, making the shortlist.

Abbasi directed The Apprentice from a script by Gabriel Sherman, whose biography of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, The Loudest Voice in the Room, was the basis for Showtime’s 2019 miniseries The Loudest Voice, starring Russell Crowe.

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First up is Monkeybone. After a car crash sends repressed cartoonist Stu into a coma, he and the mischievous Monkeybone, his hilarious alter-ego, wake up in a wacked-out waystation for lost souls. When Monkeybone takes over Stu’s body and escapes to wreak havoc on the real world, Stu has to find a way to stop him before his sister pulls the plug on reality forever!

Next is the Mummy. Dashing legionnaire Rick O’Connell stumbles upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle to claim the area in 1920s Egypt. It has been over three thousand years since former High Priest Imhotep suffered a fate worse than death as a punishment for a forbidden love—along with a curse that guarantees eternal doom upon the world if he is ever awoken.

We’ll start at 9PM EST on Hextube, right here: https://live.hexbear.net/c/movies

Be there, comrades!

Letterboxd links

Doesthedogdie links

CWs for Monkeybone

  • Dog is drugged with nightmare serum
  • The monkey is a sex pest
  • Mild body horror

CWs for The Mummy

  • Flesh eating scarabs
  • Torture scenes but nothing is explicitly shown
  • People melted / burned alive
  • CGI body horror
  • Person is hung but are cut down before they strangle

Links to the movies

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'Thunderbirds are GO!' The rallying cry of many children's adventure games in the 1960s and 70s.

Thunderbirds is a British science-fiction television series filmed with electronic puppets, a process known as ‘supermarionation’. Set in 2065, it features International Rescue, a top-secret life-saving organization run by ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy.

Operating from a South Pacific island, International Rescue sends supersonic aircraft and high-tech vehicles to avert disasters and foil evil plots. The Thunderbirds are piloted by Tracy’s 5 sons – Scott, John, Virgil, Gordon, and Alan – supported by engineer Brains, London agent Lady Penelope, and her wily butler, Parker.

@ShoutStudios is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving, and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Studios' entertainment offerings serve up first-run feature films, original, contemporary, and classic TV series, animation, live music, and comedy specials. Shout! Studios owns and operates Shout! Factory, Scream Factory, Shout! Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000 @MST3K Timeless Media Group and Shout! TV.

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submitted 5 days ago by Cromalin@hexbear.net to c/movies@hexbear.net

link

guess i won't be seeing this, even just to laugh at how dumb it is

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I have the opportunity to watch it in IMAX and I think it’s definitely something I want to do but I’m battling between doing it and not doing it.

The reason I don’t want to do it is, I piss a lot like when I watched the sequel the other week I used the bathroom 6/7 times but this was fine because the theatre was small. I don’t want to be getting up and getting lost every time I need to piss, the theatre layout is weird too and there’s hundreds of seats which puts me off. Another thing putting me off is it’s 30$ for watching a movie I have already watched.

I really liked the sequel and I was kinda disappointed with the quality of the picture at the theater I watched it at, but I think the sound and stellar picture IMAX offers would be something to remember.

The movie is gonna stop playing soon so I only have the next few weeks to do it, tickets sell out fast too even on weekdays so I have to make a decision within the coming week/s

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