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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:13 pm

    Have any of you played either of the Arkham games? The Scarecrow is pretty great in Arkham Asylum.


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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:26 pm

    Demo of Asylum. Seemed pretty sweet but had other games to catch up on

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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:34 pm

    Oh man. Not to derail the thread too too much, but play the Arkham games. Especially if you're a Batman fan. Even if you aren't they're amazingly good games. I paid full price for both soon after release, which is something I don't often do, and I don't regret it a bit.

    In fact on that note I think that's going to be my next DkS distraction.
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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by Serious_Much on Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:38 pm

    anyways back to films.... silly


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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:41 pm

    I watched this movie last night called Eden Lake. Which I know is a little odd considering my recommendation of Lake Mungo. Anyway if you're into realistic gore check out this movie. It turned my stomach several times. It also presents itself with such sheer realism and brutality that it comes off as being extremely disturbing. One of those movies that made me feel a little sick for being part of the human race.

    The only thing I can really equate it to is the r-a-p-e scene in Last House on the Left. Just realistic brutality from start to finish.
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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:44 pm

    If we're going there then i'll recommend the best "found footage" movie I've seen. Cannibal Holocaust

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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:50 pm

    Oh man, your going there huh? The first time I watched that movie I was eating fast food. Big mistake.


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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:52 pm

    Lol. That's a movie meant for loooooong after mealtime

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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:56 pm

    I feel like a pretty important statement about that film is that it wasn't the human violence that bothered me, but the violence inflicted on animals. It's all real, and I find the fact that a film maker would do something like that to an animal for theatrical shock content or to make money or for whatever reason they used to justify it, is despicable.


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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:16 pm

    Yeah. That was the biggest shock for me too. I saw a documentary awhile ago called something like "Eating with Cannibaks" about a guy who went and tracked down some, hopefully, former cannibals. What an eye opener. The impression is always of inhuman monsters and he found very pleasant individuals with beliefs that are a tad different than my own

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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:30 pm

    Yeah it seems like most of the indigenous cultures that do it clearly don't do it the way that it's often portrayed. It's like a religious thing, and if I'm not mistaken it's usually done to honor the dead.


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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:43 pm

    This group did it as a ceremony to permanently get rid of witches I think. Scarcity of food was brought up as a contributor too.

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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:37 am

    So I was browsing Netflix and ended up going with this newish Kevin Costner movie I've never heard of, "The New Daughter," and I just realized that his female co-star is the little girl from Pan's Labyrinth
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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:14 am

    Really, that girl knocked that movie out of the ballpark. I watched that expecting a fairy tale and was surprised because 1. I got a fairy tale and more importantly, 2. the fairy tale was more like the original Grimm's tales before Disney gave them the cutesy makeover. I want my wicked step sisters to have mangled feet and humiliation at the end of Cinderella!

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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:21 am

    Right? How scarey was that thing with eyes on its hands? The feast thing?

    So far this movie isn't spectacular. Costner is, as usual, flat and unconvincing, but she's amazing once again. It's a horror flick and she's sort of partially the focus. She's doing a wonderful job of being extremely creepy. She's speaking English too
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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:49 am

    Sadly he probably got paid more than she did. She's one I hope to see more from. Pan's woulda been mildly entertaining at best except she sold it big time. Costner wowed me as Robin Hood when I was too young to know any better. In hindsight, anything prominently featuring both Costner and Christian Slater should never have been made.

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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:41 am

    Yeah I'll give you Prince of Thieves, and raise you The Untouchables. I don't know that I've enjoyed him other than that though. Maybe Dances with Wolves.

    The New Daughter ended up as good as I thought it would be. I gave it 3 stars on my Netflix account because I want it to recommend me more horror movies with budgets, not because I really enjoyed it all that much. But yes, she was better than Costner throughout the entire movie. I'm going to go look up her name so we can stop calling her "she"

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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by Serious_Much on Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:41 am

    Untouchables = great film.


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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:13 am

    I kinda like Untouchables. Probably more to do with Sir Connery than anything else.

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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:28 pm

    I would agree with that. I'll never forget the death scene in his apartment. Really moving scene. DeNiro as Al Capone wasn't too shabby either.


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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by Serious_Much on Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:18 pm

    PlasticandRage wrote:I would agree with that. I'll never forget the death scene in his apartment. Really moving scene. DeNiro as Al Capone wasn't too shabby either.

    De Niro was one of the weakest performances in the film though silly

    I can still see the scene with the word "Touchable" plastered on the wall. Was a rather beautiful sight.


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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:59 pm

    I guess I'd agree that it wasn't one of his better roles. Remember the scene where he beat that dude to death with the baseball bat? That was pretty classic DeNiro


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    Re: Talk about the art of Film

    Post by PlasticandRage on Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:00 pm

    It's amazing to me how much good sound design can affect the entire feel of a film. I was just watching Donnie Darko, and the soundtrack just totally sets the feel of the whole movie. Without it, it would be an entirely different film.


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