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On 4/15/2022 at 3:31 PM, gecko89 said:

Death on the Nile

 

Pretty good, found it much better than the orient express. Production quality is top freaking notch. 

Yesss! It was very well done, despite Gal's questionable acting but I really hope we can get a third Poirot movie.

 

Also, whats this about the movie The Northman? Apparently its released in some countries and not doing well - but I've heard its fantastic.

Want to watch.

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The Shining: an excellent horror movie that is equal parts beautiful, crazy, funny, riveting, and dread-inducing. A gorgeously shot movie with zero fat, I wouldn’t remove a single frame. We were fully engrossed in what was unfolding, and it held our complete attention throughout. I couldn’t give a higher compliment to any thing. 
There’s nothing much to add, except that it’s properly Kubrick-an, a signature that holds good value with people who like movies. 
 

The sequence of Nicholson’s character watching his family play in the snow is why you’d realise that most of the (great) actors are a bit cuckoo. No sane human could offer that expression, in that way, for that long, and make you feel things down to your tiniest bone.  
 

9/10
 

Related: how does it compare to the book? 
 

 

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7 minutes ago, achilles said:

The Shining: an excellent horror movie that is equal parts beautiful, crazy, funny, riveting, and dread-inducing. A gorgeously shot movie with zero fat, I wouldn’t remove a single frame. We were fully engrossed in what was unfolding, and it held our complete attention throughout. I couldn’t give a higher compliment to any thing. 
There’s nothing much to add, except that it’s properly Kubrick-an, a signature that holds good value with people who like movies. 
 

The sequence of Nicholson’s character watching his family play in the snow is why you’d realise that most of the (great) actors are a bit cuckoo. No sane human could offer that expression, in that way, for that long, and make you feel things down to your tiniest bone.  
 

9/10
 

Related: how does it compare to the book? 
 

 

Kubrick bullied that chick so hard, she literally went into lifelong depression after the movie. But goddamn what a performance. 

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7 minutes ago, achilles said:

The Shining: an excellent horror movie that is equal parts beautiful, crazy, funny, riveting, and dread-inducing. A gorgeously shot movie with zero fat, I wouldn’t remove a single frame. We were fully engrossed in what was unfolding, and it held our complete attention throughout. I couldn’t give a higher compliment to any thing. 
There’s nothing much to add, except that it’s properly Kubrick-an, a signature that holds good value with people who like movies. 
 

The sequence of Nicholson’s character watching his family play in the snow is why you’d realise that most of the (great) actors are a bit cuckoo. No sane human could offer that expression, in that way, for that long, and make you feel things down to your tiniest bone.  
 

9/10
 

Related: how does it compare to the book? 

 

The book is extremely chilling and goose bump inducing compared to the movie. From the description of Overlook hotel to all its infamous rooms and corridors, and later half portraying his slow descent into madness. King also hates the movie because it makes big departures (including the ending) from the book. I'd suggest getting an audiobook if you can, its well worth it.

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6 hours ago, North said:

Yesss! It was very well done, despite Gal's questionable acting but I really hope we can get a third Poirot movie.

 

Also, whats this about the movie The Northman? Apparently its released in some countries and not doing well - but I've heard its fantastic.

Want to watch.

Yeah, Gadot definitely stood out in that aspect :D Good thing she looks effortlessly pretty. 

 

Also, apparently a sequel is already in development. 

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6 hours ago, North said:

Also, whats this about the movie The Northman? Apparently its released in some countries and not doing well - but I've heard its fantastic.

Want to watch.

 

Well, it's an Eggers movie. So it's bound to be pretty niche.

  

18 minutes ago, achilles said:

The Shining: an excellent horror movie that is equal parts beautiful, crazy, funny, riveting, and dread-inducing. A gorgeously shot movie with zero fat, I wouldn’t remove a single frame. We were fully engrossed in what was unfolding, and it held our complete attention throughout. I couldn’t give a higher compliment to any thing. 
There’s nothing much to add, except that it’s properly Kubrick-an, a signature that holds good value with people who like movies. 
 

The sequence of Nicholson’s character watching his family play in the snow is why you’d realise that most of the (great) actors are a bit cuckoo. No sane human could offer that expression, in that way, for that long, and make you feel things down to your tiniest bone.  
 

9/10
 

Related: how does it compare to the book? 

 

Watch the sequel Doctor Sleep as well. Its climax kinda sucked but I thought it was really good otherwise.

Go for the director's cut, which I read is a little better than the theatrical one.

 

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Also, pleasantly surprised by the Love & Thunder trailer. Was expecting it to be Ragnarok 2.0 (which I would've been fine with too), but this looks pretty different as far as the tone is concerned. 

Although I'm sure there's a lot of the usual Waititi zaniness in there too.

 

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X is such a fantastic film!

It's a slasher that I'd heard really good things about, but it turned out to be even better than I was expecting with some seriously good direction.

There's some grisly and repulsive sh*t in here, but also stuff that is just plain....sad. It succeeds in making you feel uncomfortable almost the whole time while also masterfully building tension.

I haven't seen many movies this year, but I'm sure this will end up being one of the best. Will recommend it highly and will surely be checking out the director's other stuff as well.

 

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3 hours ago, STICK3Rboy said:

X is such a fantastic film!

It's a slasher that I'd heard really good things about, but it turned out to be even better than I was expecting with some seriously good direction.

There's some grisly and repulsive sh*t in here, but also stuff that is just plain....sad. It succeeds in making you feel uncomfortable almost the whole time while also masterfully building tension.

I haven't seen many movies this year, but I'm sure this will end up being one of the best. Will recommend it highly and will surely be checking out the director's other stuff as well.

 

zmAhWRq.jpg

 

Did you figure out the actress who played the old woman?

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There's a 20-odd minute 'making of' video of The Batman also available on Apple TV.

 

BTW, quick question (OT): Somehow I'm not getting the option to add credit/debit card information on my Apple ID. The only options I get as Payment Methods are UPI and Netbanking. And through those options, to add funds to the Apple Wallet.

 

Spoke to Apple support. The chat-advisor wasn't able to fix it and asked me to call.

 

Has Apple removed the option to add credit/debit cards entirely? If so, I can't seem to find any news about it.

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