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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: June 16, 2018, 01:31:38 PM »
People love or hate this one, so sounds pretty good! I've heard favorable comparisons to The VVitch.

A24 is usually a sign of quality. I still favor the Witch slightly (need to rewatch it), and I can see how that one can be more divisive.
Hereditary mixes art-house with mainstream pretty well, has some classic horror scares while still delivering a deeply emotional, complex family drama. The third act falls apart slightly by trying to cater to the new-horror crowd, but I was already so in for the ride that I didn't let some of the obvious scenes bother me (still, they're done with gusto and elegance).

I hope these movies start a new trend in horror by going back to the slow-burn, more mature themed movies like Rosemary's Baby or The Exorcist, skipping what the 80's did to the genre (even though kid me loved Freddy). The Suspiria remake (surprisingly helmed by a renowned director) looks amazing as well - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KS2Xk8LJYA - great music by Thom Yorke.

Support these movies.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: June 16, 2018, 11:11:25 AM »
Hereditary was a trip. A cinema experience like I haven't had in ages. Go watch it. It deserves the hype. I can't wait to go back.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356 part II
« on: June 06, 2018, 06:01:43 AM »
Miura's comment, courtesy of Puella:

I've explained more than enough to the young manager about the charms of narration. ( ̄3 ̄)

** In Japanese the word for "narration" and "explanation" is the same, so the comment is funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80eMhhWnWbk

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356 part II
« on: May 22, 2018, 08:25:48 PM »
Pure filler, even if pretty.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356
« on: April 24, 2018, 08:03:37 PM »
Finally Berserk got back to what matters. Killing giant monsters. :ganishka: This change is here to stay for the next chapters. See you next year Casca.

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Video Games / Re: Favorite Video Games (Series)
« on: April 11, 2018, 09:55:10 PM »
Only flawless series for me are Streets of Rage and Shenmue.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 355
« on: March 28, 2018, 04:24:58 PM »
Glad to see old sk members that are still around. Cheers.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 355
« on: March 20, 2018, 05:11:19 PM »
Glorious last pages.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 355
« on: March 20, 2018, 03:03:44 AM »
Saw this on reddit, concerning the new vs old art style (spoiler):

https://i.imgur.com/OZuYucW.jpg

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: March 18, 2018, 04:49:51 AM »
Annihilation was pretty decent. From the director of Ex Machina. Recommended for fans of Stalker, Alien, 2001, The Thing, even though it doesn't achieve the heights of either of those.
The sci-fi is a bit underwhelming, but as an audio-visual experience, it's quite beautiful and unearthly. The horror elements were effective as well.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Albums for Desert Island
« on: March 18, 2018, 04:21:39 AM »
My pick: Devin Townsend (the Zappa of our time :serpico:)

Another variation, pick only 3 songs that you can listen for the rest of your life.

Gas - Untitled #5 (out of Pop)
Popol Vuh - Vuh
Boredoms - Super Going

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Albums for Desert Island
« on: March 17, 2018, 05:10:58 PM »
Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine
Strapping Young Lad - City
Boredoms - Super Ae
Susumu Hirasawa - Blue Limbo
Samael - Eternal
Cradle of Filth - Cruelty and the Beast
Kazuki Tomokawa - Nakahara Chuya Sakuhinnshu
Death - Symbolic
Electric Wizard - Come My Fanatics
Pink Floyd - Animals
Mr. Bungle - California
Popol Vuh - In den Gärten Pharaos
Gas - Pop

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: November 27, 2017, 09:15:35 AM »
Holy shit no way! This breaks my heart and pisses me off.

https://animemojo.com/shonen/rurouni_kenshin/rurouni-kenshin-manga-creator-arrested-for-child-pornography-manga-goes-on-indefinite-hiatus-a3558

"Possession of child pornography didn't become illegal in Japan until July 2015."  :???:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: October 14, 2017, 07:48:51 AM »
I hate it when posters don't match the names with the faces.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: October 13, 2017, 10:15:30 PM »

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: October 13, 2017, 01:13:00 PM »
Hey, The Leftovers is finished, so Damon Lindelof is free, right? How about a "dream team" tag team of Lindelof/Abrams?  :ganishka:

http://www.vulture.com/2017/09/it-looks-like-hbo-damon-lindelof-watchmen-series-is-actually-happening.html

 :daiba:

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News & Not News / Re: News & Not News Megathread
« on: October 13, 2017, 12:39:27 PM »
MSN was the big thing around these parts until fb took off. You could customize it entirely, play games with other people, record audio. After it disappeared, i guess whatsapp is the only thing i use to keep in touch with people since i left all social media years ago.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: September 15, 2017, 03:11:25 PM »
He should just make a 2 hour long movie without pointless scenes and it would be both high quality and produced relatively fast.

Mulholland Drive was supposed to be a show. He only filmed the pilot and after tv execs rejected it, he filmed another half and made it into a feature, in what is considered by critics as the best movie of the century - https://goo.gl/TJo1Wp - I don't know if i agree, but it's certainly his best movie. Sometimes creativity needs obstructions.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: September 13, 2017, 02:02:48 PM »
Update: New, original video uploaded.

https://youtu.be/oiGmUtZEblk

I uploaded a new explanation of how to interpret the chronology and events of those last couple of episodes...

 :ubik:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: September 12, 2017, 02:24:53 PM »
Score: https://rhino.lnk.to/TPSMP

They are releasing a soundtrack?  :ganishka:
90% of the music appeared in other formats years ago or in other Lynch's projects.
As a composer i found it sad that they didn't hire someone to score the show, and it was distracting to recognize most of the rehashed music from other movies/albums.

Here's 10h of TP music previously released - https://youtu.be/DB6gkUmzZXA
A DL album that has a bunch of atmospheric stuff featured in S3 - https://youtu.be/uUdP-xQyFmc

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: September 07, 2017, 12:54:17 AM »
I agree there were tender moments, but you're looking at them in a vacuum, in the big picture they seemed masked by the pretense that it's all a dream, that we the viewers are playing along in a perversion of nostalgia. Even the fan service was ridiculously on the nose.

Yes, the robin in BV is purposely fake, there's more than one shot of it to make it clear. These are themes that Lynch reuses, but with Inland Empire, and this Return of TP the darkness at the end seemed to have surpassed all hope.


Here's a good DL quote that defines a lot of his work:

"Being in darkness and confusion is interesting to me. But behind it you can rise out of that and see things the way the really are. That there is some sort of truth to the whole thing, if you could just get to that point where you could see it, and live it, and feel it ... I think it is a long, long, way off. In the meantime there's suffering and darkness and confusion and absurdities, and it's people kind of going in circles. It's fantastic. It's like a strange carnival: it's a lot of fun, but it's a lot of pain."

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: September 06, 2017, 08:29:22 PM »
The more i think about part 18, and how meta this season was, it becomes clearer that what i felt about this season was what Lynch intended me to feel. I enjoyed the experience. I wasn't trying to criticize its flaws, but its message, and ultimately, Lynch's cynicism. What irked me is that the emotional grandeur of Lynch's films (and the underlying hope amidst the chaos) was not present purposively. The contrast between the naive sentimentality and the cruel harsh reality was barely there, because it was all covered in sarcasm and parody. There was no greater ideal to fight for, just a somewhat charming mumbling retard.
As for the meta part, we got quite a bit of it throughout the season that should've prepared us for that finale, but still... That last ep showed such disenchantment on Lynch's part, such a contrast from part 17 (where TP was still fully in its fictional world), then suddenly everything gets transported to this pseudo-real world, and the message is clear, we're fully awake here, everyone is lost and confused, there's no more dream. And who was the dreamer but the audience? No hay banda. I get it Lynch. I just preferred when the dismal reality of TP was about abuse and not some looping meta existentialism. But really, don't get me wrong, i enjoyed it guys. :ganishka: I'll rewatch it for sure.

Also, i don't get how people can say this ended in a cliffhanger or we need another season? Yeah, they could pull something out of their asses if they wanted, but this was as definitive as it could ever get. Lynch went back and destroyed everything (it's almost like he made a point of corrupting nostalgia), there's no more TP, but at least Pete can finally go fishing.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: September 06, 2017, 02:34:21 AM »
I don't have any big take and i'm trying hard not to geek out over all the theories, i just wanted to say i found the whole experience rather cold and sterile. The lack of music made a big difference, Lynch's sound design is serviceable, but it's only half of the dream-like state his films induce. It seems Badalamenti was only credited but didn't add anything new. A shame, for the lack of a proper score gave me a sense of detachment and a lack of vibrancy i get when i watch his stuff. The bad digital effects expanded on the absence of emotion for me. I felt completely uncaring for most of the events until part 18 hit me several hours later.
If FWWM had some form of redemption at the end, this season had none. No heart or soul (Dougie was the closest to it), and the bleakest ending possible. A lost Coop, losing his humanity while realizing that Laura can't be saved, no matter how much the world has changed, suffering is perpetual.

No one screams like Sheryl Lee.

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Even though I can genuinely appreciate this is a once in a lifetime astronomical phenomenon


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