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    Continue.

    The Argento trilogy is the Three Mothers, about three witches whose powers are rooted in their three homes in different cities:

    Mother of Sighs; Freiberg (Susperia, 1977), a top 10 all-time horror movie
    Mother of Darkness; New York City (Inferno, 1987), uneven but the best parts are excellent
    Mother of Tears; Rome (The Mother of Tears, 2007), close to unwatchable. The reddit thread on this movie is titled "Dario Argento: W T F happened?"

    The source material was Thomas de Quincey's Suspiria de Profundis, which is one of those wordy 19th century philosophic semi-pornographic collections that sounds like it was dictated while stoned to the gills probably because it was. What if Aleistair Crowley was your freshman roommate?
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    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    Devil At The Crossroads:
    A look at the short, mysterious life of blues legend, Robert Johnson, who was said to have made a deal with the Devil at a crossroads in rural Mississippi.

    Pretty solid documentary, given what little info that is known about Johnson. Definitely give it a whirl.
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      Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

      Originally posted by Kepler View Post
      Continue.

      The Argento trilogy is the Three Mothers, about three witches whose powers are rooted in their three homes in different cities:

      Mother of Sighs; Freiberg (Susperia, 1977), a top 10 all-time horror movie
      Mother of Darkness; New York City (Inferno, 1987), uneven but the best parts are excellent
      Mother of Tears; Rome (The Mother of Tears, 2007), close to unwatchable. The reddit thread on this movie is titled "Dario Argento: W T F happened?"

      The source material was Thomas de Quincey's Suspiria de Profundis, which is one of those wordy 19th century philosophic semi-pornographic collections that sounds like it was dictated while stoned to the gills probably because it was. What if Aleistair Crowley was your freshman roommate?
      I've only seen the first 2. Perhaps that is a good thing.

      Kep have you watched Kieslowski's Three Colors (or Blue, White, Red) trilogy? I couldn't recommend them (from start to finish) enough.

      I wish I could access my expired Netflix account - 75% of the films I watched on disc were foreign over a 3-4 year stretch. Of those I can remember I'd suggest to watch:

      -The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
      -The Kite Runner
      -Children of Heaven

      I'll try to remember a few more.

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        Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

        The Angel:

        Tells the true story of Ashraf Marwan, a high-ranking Egyptian official who became a spy for Israel and helped achieve peace between the two countries.

        Solid movie, doesn't go overboard with the action/drama, etc. As far as I can tell, stuck to the true story, since there was no reason to really make it flashier. Worth a watch.
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          Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

          Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
          I've only seen the first 2. Perhaps that is a good thing.

          Kep have you watched Kieslowski's Three Colors (or Blue, White, Red) trilogy? I couldn't recommend them (from start to finish) enough.
          I've heard of them but so far have missed them. On the List. Thanks!
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            Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

            Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
            -The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
            -The Kite Runner
            -Children of Heaven

            I'll try to remember a few more.
            Funny Games.

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              Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

              Kep - have a job for Godzilla.

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                Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

                Originally posted by joecct View Post
                Star Wars plus dragons. Will the Avengers make an appearance?

                You laugh but the Godzilla trailer I saw before Endgame was heavy handed in its obviousness: They (the generalized They of the Marxian cultural superstructure; the daemon inevitably and irresistibly spawned by the Hegelian spirit of the age; or some such sh-t) are propagandizing us for the legitimacy of using nuclear weapons.
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                  Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

                  Since it's in the thread title and the sequel is coming out soon...was I the only one who liked the Godzilla movie from a few years back? Maybe the 90s version made the bar low enough anything other than that was good, but I thought it was really well done.

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                  Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
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                    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

                    Originally posted by French Rage View Post
                    Since it's in the thread title and the sequel is coming out soon...was I the only one who liked the Godzilla movie from a few years back? Maybe the 90s version made the bar low enough anything other than that was good, but I thought it was really well done.
                    Nope. The last one they got right. The one in the 90s was an unmitigated disaster. I'm looking forward to the new one.
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                      Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

                      Originally posted by French Rage View Post
                      Since it's in the thread title and the sequel is coming out soon...was I the only one who liked the Godzilla movie from a few years back? Maybe the 90s version made the bar low enough anything other than that was good, but I thought it was really well done.
                      I liked the last one except for the minor story arc with the love interest and the brat. We don't need "the adorable child in peril that humanizes the danger." It inevitably makes me actively root for the child's death and then be disappointed.

                      This Godzilla is rendered extremely well by the special effects.
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                        Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

                        Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                        I liked the last one except for the minor story arc with the love interest and the brat. We don't need "the adorable child in peril that humanizes the danger." It inevitably makes me actively root for the child's death and then be disappointed.
                        Yeah but they're always going to include some of that, and it did a good job of minimizing it. Or at least I don't remember it that much, so it didn't actively get in the way.

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                        Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
                        iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
                        gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
                        Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
                        Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
                        TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
                        DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

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                          Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

                          If it isnít from Japan and Godzilla isnít a plastic toy, mookie ainít gonna watch it

                          Also, mookie and fam saw endgame in imax. First time watching imax that mookie can recall. No previews. Just black lights and then movie....is that common? Mookie likes previews
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                            Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

                            Originally posted by French Rage View Post
                            Yeah but they're always going to include some of that, and it did a good job of minimizing it. Or at least I don't remember it that much, so it didn't actively get in the way.
                            Someday I'll make a web page dishonoring every one of those fungible toddler trash. The screaming daughter from the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. The little piece of garbage from the Independence Day sequel. Disaster movie brats are awful. They only exist to (1) be in danger so they can be rescued since we can't use women spraining their ankle for that anymore because every woman has to be Ripley, and/or (2) awaken father instincts in the gruff anti-hero who softens at the last moment and saves his humanity and typically gets killed in the process because He Doesn't Look a Thing Like Jesus!

                            Kill each one before the opening credits. Clear the table for the real story. Just say no to mawkish pathos.
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                              Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

                              Originally posted by French Rage View Post
                              Since it's in the thread title and the sequel is coming out soon...was I the only one who liked the Godzilla movie from a few years back? Maybe the 90s version made the bar low enough anything other than that was good, but I thought it was really well done.
                              It was ok...the bait and switch with Bryan Cranston was lame but the movie itself was alright. The sequel looks awesome and stupid so...its a Godzilla movie
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