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Old 10-29-2021, 05:17 PM   #23901 (permalink)
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Tbf educating yourself on sharks makes them even more ****ing awesome but it doesn't exactly make swimming in the ocean feel any safer.
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Old 10-30-2021, 10:53 AM   #23902 (permalink)
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It doesnt, true, but it makes you aware that you're far more likely to get hit by lightning than eaten by a shark, and that even if you do get bitten they're not going to swallow you or chew you up, as we don't taste good to them. If this has been known at the time of Jaws' release, I guess it might not have made the movie so scary but it would also have saved too many hotheads from going off half-cocked on shark hunts, thinking they were Richard Dreyfuss.

Of course sharks are dangerous, but only a) if upset by swimmers or b) they mistake you for a seal or something or c) there's blood in the water. I'm not saying you can just jump in among a shoal (school? Shoal?) of Great Whites or Tiger Sharks and say "how's it goin' shark dudes?" but you also would not need to beat a hasty retreat in terror, leaving a brown stain in the water behind you, the moment you saw a triangular fin. It was made too much of that "sharks are killers" and also the sizes were greatly exaggerated. But worst of all, the scene when Quint gets eaten - that would never, ever happen. That's more your T-Rex really. If they swum. And still existed.

Mind you, sharks will never get me. I'll drown first, as I can't swim. Hah! In your FACES, sharks!
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Old 10-30-2021, 09:54 PM   #23903 (permalink)
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Capricorn One (1978)

Enjoyable hokum. Haven't seen this since I was a kid, and it doesn't really stand up that well, though it is watchable. Terrible, terrible dialogue throughout, and whoever had the crazy idea that O.J. Simpson could act needs to be shot. Luckily he has fewer lines than a woman in a fifties movie, but still. Painful. The premise is fun - NASA faking a trip to Mars and then the return flight burns up in the atmosphere, leaving the three unlucky astronauts on the run from the government for the heinous crime of being alive when they are officially dead - and Telly Savalas steals the show as a hard-bitten, racist, misogynist (probably) and sexist crop-duster pilot, but it's very of its time. Huge, HUGE plot holes, but if you can unplug the rational side of your brain for an hour or so, it can be a fun movie.

I wouldn't say recommended, but I wouldn't turn the telly off if it was on either. Brings back some memories for me, so there is that.
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Old 10-31-2021, 03:15 AM   #23904 (permalink)
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Dune

Pretty much everything you'd expect it to be, a by the numbers sci-fi spectacle. Extremely faithful to the book, which reads like a screenplay anyway.
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Old 11-08-2021, 12:55 PM   #23905 (permalink)
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Score, a documentary about film music and composers

Fine if you ask me, though they should’ve focused more on the music and less on just repeating over and over how complex and amazing it is
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Old 11-09-2021, 01:26 PM   #23906 (permalink)
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Gonna watch this sometime this week:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuAo1CRGClc
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Old 11-09-2021, 01:53 PM   #23907 (permalink)
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The Player - Horse nostrils.

I'm Thinking of Ending Things - Called the twist but I'm still confused, looking forward to a rewatch.
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Disappointing. I thought it would be more fun/funny.
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Gonna watch this sometime this week:


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Fell asleep. I tried watching again... fell asleep.

No Time To Die - Fell asleep. Ana de Armas is lovely though.

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Old 11-18-2021, 11:41 PM   #23910 (permalink)
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Just noticed this but if HBO Max has Shin Godzilla you should definitely watch that. It's by the same director as Evangelion and it has a much more developed version of the first episode where there's a beaurocracy about how to deal with Godzilla but there's no robots so it gets super into beaurocratic nonsense about how to deal with a natural disaster and it's just weirdly beaurocratic. Its ****ing fantastic.
Great political thriller (despite some messaging I'm not sure about). Godzilla looks cool as **** in it. The destruction scenes are awesome on their own but the wider context of the film makes them feel exceptionally real and horrifying. Nice comedic relief with the chain of command jokes an the americans cracked me up too but I'm not sure how much of that typecasting was ironical. Good ****.
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