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Old 09-01-2019, 08:02 PM   #23031 (permalink)
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You're thinking of No Country for Old Men, but enjoy, it's epic.
I'm an hour in and everyone who has ever worked a job or had a boss or acknowledged the work ethic and how it integrates with society needs to see this movie and maybe grab a pitchfork.
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There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power-stations; I hope that, encouraged now as ‘patriotism’, may remain a habit! But it won’t do any good, if it is not universal.
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:00 PM   #23032 (permalink)
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You know around 1:25:00 of There Will Be Blood is about as existentially important a discussion as I've ever heard. "Are you an angry man, Henry? Are you envious? Do you get envious?" The main character sees life as a zero sum game where he sees his fellow man as enemies to be beaten, whereas his newly found brother has failed so much that whether he ever felt like that to begin with it's been beaten out of him and he just doesn't care.

I think ultimately this is me. I am not a humble person. I do not naturally wish for the betterment of my fellow man for the sake of the human race. I'm a vain, arrogant ****. I generally think I'm smarter than anyone in the room with me, largely because this tends to be true, but even if it happened to not be true I'd still want to believe it and see any rival as someone to be bettered. I just get used to being surrounded by stupid people because they are endless.

But my basic nature is not one who tries and succeeds. I want to watch movies and listen to music and play video games and experience life as if it were a silver platter for me to take appetizers from at my leisure. But I still see myself as a superior. But the life of an eater of appetizers necessitates losing all of the contests of strength and intelligence that my core demands of me and so I find myself caught at the bottom with a delectable in my mouth not knowing how to feel about the situation because I don't want to be low but I also don't want to live the non-bacchanalian existence of someone who sacrifices for the sake of domination over others.

And so I sit here getting used to having no status over others that my ego demands while also realizing that my desire for simplicity is as much about a desire for pleasure as it is a desire to be free from my true self as an arrogant wannabe aristocrat.

And it's not even pretending to not want status for me either. I truly don't remember what it feels like to want something more. I've felt nothingness for so long that I can't even remember what it feels like to want something. Anything.
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There Will be Blood was excellent and I'm sure I'll be looking up analysis cause of course but now it's on to No Country for Old Men. This is a more seriously excessive movie night for me than usual.
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Old 09-02-2019, 12:19 AM   #23034 (permalink)
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The movie is a lot better than the book tbh.
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Old 09-02-2019, 12:26 AM   #23035 (permalink)
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both of those movies are sick af
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:07 PM   #23036 (permalink)
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I'm watching Shazam! and while I was already totes on board the scene where the little boy turned into an adult superhero trying to buy "Your finest beer, please" just knocked it out of the park. I only hope the next hour and a half doesn't drop the ball.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:52 PM   #23037 (permalink)
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oh snap gonna clearly be my fav movie of the year

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/...abbit-trailer/
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:43 PM   #23038 (permalink)
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This comes out tomorrow in the Czech Republic. Hopefully a decent subbed version will be out not long after.

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Old 09-14-2019, 03:00 PM   #23039 (permalink)
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Battle Royale (2000)
Took me way too long to see this. 10/10, really a perfect film imo.
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No Country for Old Men is a great movie based on a better book
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The movie is a lot better than the book tbh.
I remember the book being almost exactly the same as the film story wise. I'm agreeing with Frown here. The sense of suspense in that film almost unmatched. It's a masterpiece.
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