Last movie you watched



  • @tokyoslim

    I didn't want to know the last thing you said. You shouldn't have done that. Maybe it's not important for you but that's not how spoiler works.



  • Watched Princess Mononoke. It's pretty good, I don't have much to complain about. The pacing is probably the best part about it, it never felt like it dragged on, or too rushed. I also like how it looks visually. The colors look nice, and the action parts are well animated. It never really pulled any emotional strings or made me drop my jaw in awe or anything like that, but it's a really fun watch. (7/10)

    This is also the first Ghibli movie I actually watched the whole way through, I never got to see the other movies in full before, only clips. I might go for Spirited Away next.



  • @bam541 Spirited Away is a good choice for beginners and usually the go-to.
    I'd also recommend Kiki's Delivery Service, my favorite movie of theirs and probably my favorite animated movie ever.



  • @scotty sorry if that spoiled something for you or anyone else. I removed that part of my review for you.

    I stand by what I said, and I don't really think it's a spoiler. It's part of such a well known story... This is like complaining about discussing the sinking of the boat in Titanic . Or that Bruce Wayne grows up to be Batman.



  • @bam541 Don't skip Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind! Or Howl's Moving Castle!



  • @tokyoslim

    I disagree.

    This is Joker's origin story, not Batman's. So I didn't have a clue about Thomas Wayne was going to be shot. Even when I saw the Bruce, I wouldn't think about it probably. Because they heavily stated that this is an independent story from the comics. I wouldn't think they would show a little bit from Batman's side.

    So no, it wasn't obvious at all. This is coming from a comic book reader btw.



  • Well, I disagree with your disagreement. :)
    Hope you enjoy the movie.

    As far as the spoiled part of your comment: You are inferring things I didn't say.



  • I watched 4 movies two weeks ago during film festival.
    Samurai Marathon
    A weird movie about samurai doing a marathon because the Lord deemed them grown weak and wants to make them stronger. 6/10
    Angel Has Fallen
    The 3rd movie. Not good but I had few laughs for stupid moments. 3/10
    Children Who Chase Lost Voices Down Below
    A Makoto Shinkai movie. It was surprisingly interesting lorewise. 7/10
    NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind
    Haven't seen it in like 20 years. Still an excellent movie. 9/10



  • Leviathan: The story of Hellraiser & Hellbound: Hellraiser II:

    This is pretty much a behind the scenes look and retelling of the difficulties in making Hellraiser II for people who are fans of the movie. I think that people who haven't seen it before would be lost at best or uninterested at worst in the lengthy discussions of who came up with the ideas for scenes and such. There's some cool anecdotes though for people familiar with the films. 3/5



  • Watched Joker. I was looking forward to seeing this after watching the first trailer when it came out, which amazed me quite a bit, and I'm happy to say that this is a pretty great movie. Joaquin Phoenix nailed it, he put up a wonderful performance, especially during the parts where the character acts aggressively. I also love how this movie looks: the cinematography is great, the camera movements and shot framing in many scenes stood out to me; the colors look natural and gritty, and it makes the environments looks so nice. The story is predictable and not as impactful as I wanted it to be, but it never really bothered me since they executed the important scenes so well in terms of cinematography and acting. (8/10)



  • Wings of Desire

    Two angels in Berlin listen to the inner voices of the humans. One of them, tired of an eternity of watching, wants to know what it's like to be alive. Second viewing, first one being like nine years ago. Pretty good. 4/5.

    I've been listening to a ton of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds since I watched it yesterday night. Why did I not know about this band?

    Youtube Video



  • Takeshi Miike's new film First Love.
    Thought it was solid to good. Pretty standard evolved Miike fare, he still hasn't really surpassed 13 Assassins for me as his magnum opus, but this is in the top 20 of his movies for sure (he's got over 100 directorial credits to his name, if you're not familiar. He almost always puts out between 2-4 films a year, and has for almost 30 years) This one has a distinct Tarantino-esque quality to it. Which is funny if you think about it. Kill Bill is Tarantino's homage of (among other things) Yakuza movies, and there's a great sequence in which Lucy Liu's Yakuza backstory is told in anime flashback. This film, utilizes a similar anime cutaway scene, but in this case I think it was clearly for budgetary/stunt reasons. But a nod to Tarantino's nod to Yakuza films and Japanese culture is an inception nod.
    It's probably a more like a 3.75, but since I don't do quarter points, I'm rounding up to a because there's a one armed character that uses a pump action shotgun by tossing the shotgun up in the air, pumping it midair, and then catching it by the handle again to fire... Which seems like the dumbest possible weapon for a one armed man to have, but it's f*cking cool. lol
    4/5
    Youtube Video



  • I watched El Camino, Breaking Bad's epilogue movie. I enjoyed it, the time flew by. It's a straightforward story, it doesn't invent too much, which I appreciate.



  • Been thinking about 13 Assassins a lot. Watched it a week ago or so for the 5th time. Just went back and watched the final battle again tonight. A masterpiece.
    Shudder should have gotten the Japanese cut though, as the International Cut makes a certain character a bit more ambiguous.