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Xeybozn
07/15/21 10:21:29 AM
#101:


Vote for next week:

Melancholia
Escape From New York
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

kateee posted...
How many of the movies in the second rotation have you seen before and what was your top 3 among the new watches?


Hoop Dreams was the only one I'd seen before.

Top three new watches:
Saint Maud
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
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Xeybozn
07/15/21 10:43:27 AM
#102:


I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Full disclosure: I actually watched this one about a month ago. I was going to rewatch it for this, but I'm too busy with other stuff this week.

Luckily(?) I was already spoiled beforehand anyway, so at least I don't have to worry about not noticing all the foreshadowing. As far as I can tell, just about everything that happens is the old janitor fantasizing about how his life could have gone better? And also he's trying to decide if he should kill himself? Most of the movie seems to follows dream logic, which kind of made it hard for me to care much about what was happening. (It'd probably be different if I hadn't already known the girl wasn't real but that spoiler made it obvious that none of this was "real".) I do like the ideas, it'sjust hard to love a movie when you don't care about any of the characters. One thing I do love: Assuming Jake is the janitor's idealized version of his younger self, it's interesting that he's kind of a jerk whose girlfriend doesn't seem to like him much. It says a lot that even his perfect fantasy self is a screw-up.

8/10
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kateee
07/15/21 11:02:30 AM
#103:


Vote for all movies you would be interested in seeing for the next week (~July 16th, NA). Rank your choices. If you do not intend to vote for whatever reason, please reply with "No Vote" so there is as little of a waiting period as possible. Please vote by Friday July 16th, 3:00 A.M EST./12 A.M. PST (midnight)

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Escape from New York (1981)
Melancholia (2011)
The Vanishing (1988)

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SwiftyDC
07/15/21 1:28:12 PM
#104:


Melancholia
A.I Artificial Intelligence
Escape from New York
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover
The Vanishing

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lucifiere
07/15/21 1:44:03 PM
#105:


Melancholia (2011)
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
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Camden
07/15/21 2:23:53 PM
#106:


The Vanishing (1988)
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Seen Escape and Melancholia, though I was tempted to leave Escape on here since I haven't seen it in about 25 years would be my guess. But, I'd still mostly rather watch the new ones.

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Johnbobb
07/15/21 6:48:52 PM
#107:


Melancholia
The Vanishing
The Cook, The Thief, etc


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kateee
07/16/21 3:55:20 AM
#108:


Forgot to change the time on the @ post. Deadline is 8:05 am pacific/11:05 am eastern.
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Seginustemple
07/16/21 9:35:20 AM
#109:


oh shit my baddd. apologies to John Carpenter it's only cause I watched it recently

Melancholia
The Vanishing
A.I.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Escape From New York
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kateee
07/16/21 10:44:54 AM
#110:


The Vanishing (1988)
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Melancholia (2011)
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kateee
07/16/21 11:05:51 AM
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Raka_Putra
07/16/21 12:16:27 PM
#112:


I, for some reason, have watched this one.

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SwiftyDC
07/16/21 1:34:12 PM
#113:


I've never heard of it.


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kateee
07/17/21 12:03:55 AM
#114:


i see it all the time on my recommended list whenever i'm subscribed to a streaming service
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Camden
07/17/21 12:49:25 AM
#115:


I watched it around the same time as Another Earth and Coherence. I always get them mixed up with each other and can never remember which ones are which on name alone.

It probably doesn't help that I thought they were all kind of average.

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kateee
07/17/21 2:11:01 AM
#116:


i'll always remember it for its press conference at Cannes where von Trier said he "found out [he] was actually a Nazi" next to Kirsten Dunst looking hilariously uncomfortable
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Seginustemple
07/17/21 4:03:58 AM
#117:


All I remember from von Trier is Nymphomaniac and being surprised by full-frontal Even Stevens

edit: and that I keep getting him confused with Paul Verhoeven
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Snake5555555555
07/17/21 4:14:23 AM
#118:


I like Melancholia but House That Jack Built is really where it's at.

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Johnbobb
07/17/21 10:15:38 AM
#119:


Still havent seen House That Jack Built but I need to

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kateee
07/17/21 11:29:38 PM
#120:


i thought Nymphomaniac was one of the stupidest things I saw in a while when i watched it

Dancer in the Dark tho that was something
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Johnbobb
07/17/21 11:32:54 PM
#121:


Dancer in the Dark broke me

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Camden
07/18/21 1:18:57 AM
#122:


I think I enjoy finding new movies to put on my watchlist more than I enjoy watching the movies themselves.

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kateee
07/18/21 1:26:13 AM
#123:


i've been there

i stopped searching stuff though since my dream has been to have no watchlist some day with the exception of new stuff
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Camden
07/18/21 1:27:03 AM
#124:


My watchlist is at 163...

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kateee
07/18/21 1:40:56 AM
#125:


every so often i cut stuff from my watchlist but do keep that list in a different sheet of a spreadsheet so i have a primary watchlist and secondary "true" watchlist which i've told myself i'm fine with never getting to as a coping mechanism

so my primary watchlist is at 88 right now and my secondary at 101. actually made a huge dent in that last year during quarantine
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Camden
07/18/21 1:57:11 AM
#126:


Mine was about half the size this morning that it is now. Some of my entries were things like "Ghibli series" or "Zatoichi series" and I got a bug up my butt and decided to add each movie separately.

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Raka_Putra
07/18/21 2:05:51 AM
#127:


I don't really keep a watchlist so far.

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kateee
07/18/21 2:14:03 AM
#128:


hype!
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kateee
07/18/21 2:15:47 AM
#129:


idk i can't imagine ever not keeping track of stuff.

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kateee
07/18/21 2:21:05 AM
#130:


Camden posted...
Mine was about half the size this morning that it is now. Some of my entries were things like "Ghibli series" or "Zatoichi series" and I got a bug up my butt and decided to add each movie separately.
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Camden
07/18/21 2:27:18 AM
#131:


kateee posted...
where do you keep your watchlist?

It started as a text file but I eventually bookmarked everything on a torrent site Gamefaqs may or may not want me to use the name of. I still keep track of everything in a text file though, because I've been doing that with things since the 90s and I can't see myself ever changing.

Here's my list: https://pastebin.com/AhgVp6AF

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kateee
07/18/21 2:33:17 AM
#132:


hmmm i'm not sure whether bookmarking the pages for me would end up with me watching less or more. it's right there when the mood hits but it would just be more stuff to organize that i wouldn't want to spend the time doing

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Camden
07/18/21 2:42:55 AM
#133:


Bookmarking them all on the site was just so I could search the list via year/length/language/rating/whatever.

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kateee
07/18/21 3:16:33 AM
#134:


lists baybee awwwww yeaaaaaaaaaaa
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jcgamer107
07/18/21 7:08:09 AM
#135:


Melancholia - 9/10

The opening sequence is striking. Depression or a similar mental illness can certainly feel apocalyptic at times, so I like the metaphor, and cosmic sci-fi is just a cool backdrop for the main story.

Justine's wedding is nightmarish, not just because it's painfully awkward, but also from the passage of time and everyone's behavior seeming slightly off. Everything that can go wrong between Justine and those close to her does, and one could imagine having this kind of irrational fear before a big life event like this.

Overall it captures feelings of sadness and despondency very well, while making our personal troubles seem insignificant, because after all, a giant death planet could come along and smash us up any day now.

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Johnbobb
07/18/21 11:13:20 AM
#136:


I often have a hard time keeping track of movies I want to see. A lot of the time I'll just download them and have them sit there in my videos folder or I'll message myself on messenger a list of them and then forget to check it

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Johnbobb
07/18/21 11:45:32 PM
#137:


Hoop Dreams

don't really have a whole lot to say about this one. It was decent enough, and culturally important, maybe I'm just not really much of a documentary guy?

7/10

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SwiftyDC
07/21/21 8:33:24 AM
#138:


Melancholia

That wedding was a disaster, and I really hated the bride after she fucked some other dude after denying her new husband. That was just wrong and raunchy on so many levels. I dont care if youre going through some shit. Go on a bender instead, hoe.

Anyways, after she said she could taste ash in the meatloaf, it was clear that she was clairvoyant (I think thats the word). She knows what will happen and thats why shes been acting the way she has (still hate her, nice rack though).

This movie made me feel depressed. Maybe my serotonin levels were low. First half of the movie was definitely better than the last half. I wanted more back story on the planet, or atleast like news coverage of what the scientist had to say about it. 6/10

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ViolentAbacus
07/21/21 8:58:38 AM
#139:


My recommendation is coming up, but not nearly enough movies watched so you can put my on the bottom of the order. I plan on catching up... Just don't know when!

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kateee
07/21/21 10:00:05 AM
#140:


Thanks for the notice

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kateee
07/21/21 10:15:38 PM
#141:


@SwiftyDC your turn to recommend
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SwiftyDC
07/22/21 12:54:27 AM
#142:


Okie doke.

Before Sunrise (1995)
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
A Knight's Tale (2001)
La La Land (2016)
Big Fish (2003)


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kateee
07/22/21 1:17:45 AM
#143:


Vote for all movies you would be interested in seeing for the next week (~July 23rd, NA). Rank your choices. If you do not intend to vote for whatever reason, please reply with "No Vote" so there is as little of a waiting period as possible. Please vote by Friday July 23rd, 3:00 A.M EST./12 A.M. PST (midnight)

Before Sunrise (1995)
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
A Knight's Tale (2001)
La La Land (2016)
Big Fish (2003)

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Camden
07/22/21 1:37:04 AM
#144:


Every time Before Sunrise comes up I watch the trailer again and every time it takes me about halfway into the trailer to remember that the guy is Ethan Hawke and not Shawn from Boy Meets World.

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kateee
07/22/21 2:24:28 AM
#145:


Before Sunrise
A Knight's Tale
Big Fish

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Camden
07/22/21 3:36:51 AM
#146:


Big Fish (2003)
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
A Knight's Tale (2001)
La La Land (2016)


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ViolentAbacus
07/22/21 7:36:34 AM
#147:


A Knight's Tale
Count of Monte Cristo

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Johnbobb
07/22/21 10:10:42 AM
#148:


Big Fish
A Knight's Tale
Before Sunrise

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Raka_Putra
07/22/21 2:33:09 PM
#149:


A Knight's Tale (2001)
Big Fish (2003)
Count of Mountain Christ (2002)


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Seginustemple
07/22/21 3:11:18 PM
#150:


La La Land
Big Fish
Before Sunrise
A Knights Tale
Count of Monte Cristo
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