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What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Newer films)

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I'm not really sure what attracts me to the franchise. I just find it fascinating.

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6 hours ago, Disco Stu said:

 

The concept of "People are basically violent and evil, let's watch people be violent and evil" could not be less appealing to me.  Who'd want to watch that?  Is that an incorrect assumption about these movies?

Isn't it a satire of American culture and our obsession with violence?

6 hours ago, Disco Stu said:

 

The concept of "People are basically violent and evil, let's watch people be violent and evil" could not be less appealing to me.  Who'd want to watch that?  Is that an incorrect assumption about these movies?

Isn't it a satire of American culture and our obsession with violence?

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37 minutes ago, Koray Savas said:

Isn't it a satire of American culture and our obsession with violence?

Isn't it a satire of American culture and our obsession with violence?

 

I could go for that as a comedy.  As a horror movie, it sounds offputting.  I'm not much of a horror guy generally.

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I thought it was more a thriller than horror film. I dunno, never seen them, but that's the vibe I got from the trailers. 

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8 hours ago, Koray Savas said:

 

Isn't it a satire of American culture and our obsession with violence?

 

That doesn't explain why Richard Penna is so fascinated by this franchise. He's not American!

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Annabelle: Creation

 

Completely hated the garbage first movie. It stunk so much that it stained my love for the Conjuring movies as a whole and believe it should be ripped out of existence.

 

However, this prequel was 1000x better. I found it to be very scary in parts. Lots of jump scares, but there were some moments that were not expected that really got me. I was happy with the director's last movie Lights Out. I felt that was very effective and it is apparent that he learned quite a bit about using darkness to his advantage. There were moments when a character was staring down a hall that was almost 99% pitch black, and you can see just a small outline of someone. Very effective.

 

Plus, I saw this in a Dolby Cinema with Atmos set up and Dolby Vision. I have not heard or seen a better soundstage and picture. I will be returning to that auditorium again and again. I really hope they play It in that theater.

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I'm so out of the loop on modern horror.  I'm not usually into them, but I do feel like I should sample some just to be reasonably informed of the trends.  I haven't seen one in a theater since... Slither?

 

I know I want to watch It Follows and The Conjuring and maybe The Babadook?.  Any other recs from people?

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46 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

I'm so out of the loop on modern horror.  I'm not usually into them, but I do feel like I should sample some just to be reasonably informed of the trends.  I haven't seen one in a theater since... Slither?

 

I know I want to watch It Follows and The Conjuring and maybe The Babadook?.  Any other recs from people?

This is one of the biggest "Love it/Hate it" genres. What one finds fantastic and scary, someone else hated it. Here are some of the recent ones that I have seen that I fully enjoyed. A * means it is foreign and subtitled. Don't let that stear you away, those were fantastic.

 

 

Bleeding House

Get Out

I Saw the Devil*

House of the Devil

Trick R Treat

Tales of Halloween

The Invitation

Kill List*

Don't Breathe

Hush

10 Cloverfield Lane

Train to Busan*

Autopsy of Jane Doe

The Void

The Belko Experiement

We Are Still Here

Green Room

Definately Conjuring and Conjuring 2

The Nightmare (Sleep paralysis documentary)

The Blackout Experiments (documentary on one of the most intense haunted houses)

The Houses that October Built

Krampus

The Gift

Baskin*

Grave Encounters

Creep

What We Do In The Shadows

Digging Up The Marrow

Lake Bodum

 

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3 hours ago, Johnnyecks said:

Annabelle: Creation

 

I loved the first one - I look forward to seeing this sometime (I would say renting, but LoveFilm's closing, so I'm now at the mercy of Netflix/Amazon).

 

On 8/13/2017 at 10:09 PM, Koray Savas said:

I thought it was more a thriller than horror film. I dunno, never seen them, but that's the vibe I got from the trailers. 

 

They're classified as Sci-Fi/Thriller apparently. While they're very violent films, there's actually very little blood or horror imagery. The 3rd one is a 15 certificate. Almost all of the more up-front violence is just people getting shot in the head. The more violent elements are from a distance, or not lingering too much.

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2 hours ago, Johnnyecks said:

This is one of the biggest "Love it/Hate it" genres. What one finds fantastic and scary, someone else hated it. Here are some of the recent ones that I have seen that I fully enjoyed. A * means it is foreign and subtitled. Don't let that stear you away, those were fantastic.

 

 

Bleeding House

Get Out

I Saw the Devil*

House of the Devil

Trick R Treat

Tales of Halloween

The Invitation

Kill List*

Don't Breathe

Hush

10 Cloverfield Lane

Train to Busan*

Autopsy of Jane Doe

The Void

The Belko Experiement

We Are Still Here

Green Room

Definately Conjuring and Conjuring 2

The Nightmare (Sleep paralysis documentary)

The Blackout Experiments (documentary on one of the most intense haunted houses)

The Houses that October Built

Krampus

The Gift

Baskin*

Grave Encounters

Creep

What We Do In The Shadows

Digging Up The Marrow

Lake Bodum

 

 

I saw and loved both 10 Cloverfield Lane and Green Room (and Blue Ruin for that matter)

 

Thanks for the recs!

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The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (2011)

 

Man, do I love this movie. Perfectly channels the spirit and sense of adventure that make the comics such enjoyable classics. It feels like an Indy film on steroids. The animation still looks fantastic after 6 years, and Williams' spirited and sophisticated score was great as well. Very much looking forward to the upcoming sequel.

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1 hour ago, Disco Stu said:

 

I saw and loved both 10 Cloverfield Lane and Green Room (and Blue Ruin for that matter)

 

Thanks for the recs!

10 Cloverfield Lane is a horror film, though?

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Dark Tower. I liked it despite the critics. It wasn't a special effect extravaganza but I got interested in the story.  The acting was good too

 

Valerian and the city of a Thousand Planets. Most visually interesting sci-fi movie I've seen in a while. It didn't look like the standard CGI blockbuster.  Some action sequences were a bit confusing  so I need to see it again

 

Dunkirk. I dunno. I think IMAX made it greater than it was (it wasn't very interesting visually otherwise)  and I wasn't as involved as I hoped I'd be. I couldn't understand half of the dialogue because of the music and sound effects.

 

Spiderman. it was ok. The actor got a bit on my nerves siometimes

 

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7 hours ago, JohnSolo said:

The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (2011)

 

Very much looking forward to the upcoming sequel.

 

At the moment, it's not very much upcoming, is it?

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Technically, it wouldn't be even a sequel, right? It would be just another movie with Tintin.

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I think Manuel's criticism of Snowy and BloodBoal's highly-anticipated-at-the-time-but-somewhat-of-letdown review both ruined any chance of that ever happening.

 

Karol

 

 

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:(

 

But Jackson ain't doing anything, is he? Is he retired or what? Give us the 4 hours long Tintin movie we all want!

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I'm so ready for a "The Redemption of Peter Jackson" PR narrative.  I'd love it if he came back with a great movie.

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Just now, BloodBoal said:

Time for the return of the cinematic game changer!

 

Yes!

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18 hours ago, Johnnyecks said:

This is one of the biggest "Love it/Hate it" genres. What one finds fantastic and scary, someone else hated it. Here are some of the recent ones that I have seen that I fully enjoyed. A * means it is foreign and subtitled. Don't let that stear you away, those were fantastic.

 

 

Bleeding House

Get Out

I Saw the Devil*

House of the Devil

Trick R Treat

Tales of Halloween

The Invitation

Kill List*

Don't Breathe

Hush

10 Cloverfield Lane

Train to Busan*

Autopsy of Jane Doe

The Void

The Belko Experiement

We Are Still Here

Green Room

Definately Conjuring and Conjuring 2

The Nightmare (Sleep paralysis documentary)

The Blackout Experiments (documentary on one of the most intense haunted houses)

The Houses that October Built

Krampus

The Gift

Baskin*

Grave Encounters

Creep

What We Do In The Shadows

Digging Up The Marrow

Lake Bodum

 

 

The Witch is conspicuously missing from this list. 

 

I'm surprised that I've seen quite a number from here, though I would count half of what's here as horror.

 

I don't often see people recommending The House of the Devil, which is a deliciously spooky slow burn.  

 

Off the top of my head, [REC] comes to mind, especially the last 10 minutes which are possibly the most scared I've ever been at a movie. 

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30 minutes ago, Hurmm said:

Off the top of my head, [REC] comes to mind, especially the last 10 minutes which are possibly the most scared I've ever been at a movie. 

 

Is that a "found footage" movie?  I won't watch those.

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1 hour ago, Hurmm said:

 

The Witch is conspicuously missing from this list. 

 

I'm surprised that I've seen quite a number from here, though I would count half of what's here as horror.

 

I don't often see people recommending The House of the Devil, which is a deliciously spooky slow burn.  

 

Off the top of my head, [REC] comes to mind, especially the last 10 minutes which are possibly the most scared I've ever been at a movie. 

 

I left "The Witch" off because, I didn't really care for it. I understood what it was trying to do, and the creep factor was there..... but it just didn't win me over. 

 

They are all, except for the obvious documentary and horror/comedy, in the horror category. Even 10 Cloverfield Lane is considered horror, when it is more thriller/sci fi. 

 

I loved The House of the Devil. He nailed the 1980 look and feel of a slasher film, which made me very nostalgic. And I would agree with you about [REC] but the request was for recent horror films.

1 hour ago, Disco Stu said:

 

Is that a "found footage" movie?  I won't watch those.

 

It can be considered found footage, but out of the ones we have gotten lately, it was very well done and exceptionaly creepy in parts.

 

51 minutes ago, Alexcremers said:

 

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The Invitation was one of my favorite films last year! 

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REC the foreign language original or the remake? I saw one of them, but I forget which. It was pretty good.

 

I've saved a copy of your list to my phone, it's useful to have 👍

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58 minutes ago, Johnnyecks said:

 

I left "The Witch" off because, I didn't really care for it.

 

Me either. I just couldn't wait for it to end. I bought it on blu-ray based on all the hype and praise and lamented that I'd wasted my money.

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2 hours ago, Quintus said:

REC the foreign language original or the remake? I saw one of them, but I forget which. It was pretty good.

 

I've saved a copy of your list to my phone, it's useful to have 👍

 

I didn't see the remake, so my opinion is based off of the orig.

 

I'll update this list as I see em. Maybe make my own thread.

1 hour ago, Sally Spectra said:

 

Me either. I just couldn't wait for it to end. I bought it on blu-ray based on all the hype and praise and lamented that I'd wasted my money.

 

Yup. I did exactally the same thing. I missed it in the theater and pre-ordered it on iTunes. So there it sits, mocking me, for eternity, Or until we lose the electric grid, then it'll be gone for eternity.

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What if I'm into any movie that takes place in colonial America (far fewer than you'd think!).  Is The Witch good as a period representation of colonial life?

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The Witch is superb. One of those films which comes with a thick, dreadful air of unease from start to finish, it's in its veins.

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Annabelle: Creation

 

It's very atmospheric and plenty of jump scares, and a phenomenally better film than the hideous predecessor. The child actors were pretty good, although the film wastes Miranda Otto to being a bedside plot device. And for a $15 million film, it looks like it cost more.

 

Not a film I would revisit though.

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