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 6 years ago '05        #101
DaOmega_1 271 heat pts271 OP
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 ra1n said:
Conflated, meaning it was fused with a bunch of nonsensical concepts

I wasn't confused by it...
How were they nonsensical?

In my eyes, the concepts presented all fit with the common theme, which is horror films, its cliches, and its relationship with audiences. I'm referring to your "ADHD" comment when I was talking about the confusion.
 6 years ago '11        #102
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 ra1n said:
It was an unnecessary ADHD-driven conflated clusterfu*k

The only scene that was good were the monsters getting off the elevators, particularly the clown.

The rest of it was painful.
SPOILER TAGS WTF

 6 years ago '05        #103
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 ra1n said:
ADHD as in over-active, impulsive, etc.

I just didn't feel the cohesion like you did.
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I didn't find it clever or intelligent, sorry
Spoiler tags.

Use them.
 6 years ago '09        #104
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movie was straight up comedy. I knew to just sit back and not take this movie seriously the first couple minutes up until the opening. More people laughed in my theatre than in 21 jump street.


funniest part
Richard Jenkins saying "fu*k YOU!" to the japanese girls.
The stoner was great as well. IMO
 04-16-2012, 11:16 AM         #105
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 keen77 said:
exactly what i'm thinkin. i haven't seen it yet but heard from everyone (outside BX) who has that it's excellent, making fun of the horror genre which sounds right up my alley and I was digging it for a while from the trailers, critics and now users (imdb etc) reviews.


So is in Stelo's theater they sitting there like :lipssealed: and and and :nope:




i don't know if that should have spoiler tags or not.
....i certainly don't get it
I exaggerated the point, there were some people who laughed, not at much though, expect the giggling girls.

How you don't get the Area 51 comparison?

Observing everyone's thoughts i find it terrifying a.ssuming what people think is clever and intelligent.


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 04-16-2012, 12:31 PM         #106
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 pu$$y said:
aside from Goodfellas that's one of the weakest all time lists i've ever seen
Damn son so A Bronx Tale, Blood in Blood Out, Heat, and Casino were weak?
 04-16-2012, 12:38 PM         #107
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 ra1n said:
Recently: The Raid, Drive, Shame...maybe The Town, Social Network...everything else is sh*t.

All time: A Bronx Tale, Heat, Blood in Blood out, Goodfellas, Casino, Der Untergang, suicide Club, American Psycho, Home Alone 2
A-Yo, so what'd you think of that movie? I was having a hard time figuring out what dudes affliction was. Not tryna sound stupid and sh*t but what was his deal in that sh*t?
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What are your thoughts if any?
 04-16-2012, 12:53 PM         #108
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 pu$$y said:
for an all time list? hell yeah



he was a s3x addict

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 04-16-2012, 01:13 PM         #109
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 pu$$y said:
^ the psychological addiction had begun to hamper his physical capabilities
I thought he mighta just had intimacy issues. Theres a difference between fuhking someone and making love to someone
 04-16-2012, 03:23 PM         #110
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 Rico23 said:
I wish stelo would just admit he's a troll and just move on
Why do i get pushed to the side and labeled because my opinion differs from BX hype 20% of time? I even stated the movie was straight.
 6 years ago '09        #111
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This movie was horrible the only part that was funny to me was when the stoner first heard the voice
 6 years ago '09        #112
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Which funny games are yall referring to?
the 2007 remake
 04-16-2012, 06:25 PM         #113
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The Cabin in the Woods won't change the horror game
Joss Whedon's high-concept chiller is a one-off curiosity that promises much but delivers little scariness, wit or insight

Grand claims are being made for The Cabin in the Woods. Distributor Lionsgate maintains it's "a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out". It feels to Variety like "the start of something new: a smarter, more self-aware kind of chiller". According to the Shiznit: "The Cabin in the Woods is a total game-changer."

In the film, a group of horror-victim stereotypes head off to the backwoods where genre convention would require them to be a.ssailed by either psychopathic or phantasmic demons. But, Lionsgate forewarns us: "If you think you know this story, think again." This seems to imply what will blow our minds is a sensational big reveal of the kind on which Psycho, The Sixth Sense or Memento relies. Yet this isn't quite the case.

The film opens not with the departure of the ill-fated youngsters, but with chit-chat between corporate operatives working in some kind of high-tech command centre. If you think you've just been hit by an execrable spoiler, you haven't seen the trailer, which not only shows us techies operating a kind of TV control room, but also an electronic version of The Truman Show's set wall.

So we're tipped off well in advance that the action's going to be technologically manipulated. Presumably this is to make us appreciate there's a high concept in play. Fair enough, but it means horror has to be sacrificed as well as suspense. Such credibility as might have existed evaporates. Worse, awareness that the characters are simply pawns in someone's grand videogame saps their experiences of the capacity to thrill.

We know, even if the characters don't, that an apparently spooky prop must be a red herring. The death-dealing entities they confront may scare them, but they don't scare us. After all, we already appreciate that they're only glorified CGI. Still, just why all this business is being engineered does remain a mystery right up to the finale.

By then, in view of the flatness of the story so far, it feels as if the explanation offered had better be good. It's certainly innovative. Unfortunately, it neglects to explain the more intriguing features of the system we've been observing. More damagingly, it fails to connect with any actual fears that the audience are likely to harbour. Because of this, it's even less horrifying than what precedes its unveiling.

If this supposedly mind-blowing exercise isn't actually frightening, wherein might lie its supposed transcendence? Clearly that high concept must hold the answer, and indeed producer and co-writer Joss Whedon has kindly tipped us a wink. The Cabin in the Woods, he tells us, is not just "a joyous scary movie" but also "a critique of the horror film" (see video above).

An impressive array of the horror tropes of the last few decades is indeed paraded before us. Fanboys seem to have found this hilarious; others may find it tiresome. In itself, however, it hardly amounts to a deconstruction of the genre.


Joss Whedon on The Cabin in the Woods Link to this video
Whedon suggests that he's denigrating "a trend towards torture pr0n" in recent horror movie-making. Some critics seem to have risen to this bait. According to Nick Schager of Slant magazine, we're being reminded that film-makers cynically manipulate their material to deliver predictable if brutish drama "as a means of appeasing powerful unseen forces (ie the audience) that will revolt if not satisfied in preordained ways."

Roger Ebert is even more fanciful: "This is essentially an attempt to codify free will. Do horror characters make choices because of the requirements of the genre, or because of their own decisions? And since they're entirely the instruments of their creators, to what degree can the film-makers exercise free will?"

According to Ebert: "This is pretty bold stuff." Perhaps, on the other hand, it's a load of old cobblers. The truth is that the hints of portentousness in which The Cabin in the Woods deals actually lead nowhere at all. Insofar as it exists, the implication that either making or watching gory horror films is in some sense pernicious proves entirely vapid. No one's going to leave the cinema searching his or her soul.

This is a film that can claim to be original. In view of what fills our screens most of the time, this ought to win it some points. Nonetheless, it achieves no breakthrough in either scariness, wit or insight. It's a one-off curiosity that promises much but delivers little. It may attract a curious multitude, but it certainly won't reshape the future of horror.




Step up your game, Omega if your really wanna be a critic.
 6 years ago '05        #114
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 ra1n said:
oh k, "pu$$y"

sorry I don't have typical "f!ght Club, Pulp Fiction, The Big Lewboski, Dark Knight, The Matrix, etc." list

Or perhaps I should have a more obscure list? Salo, Visitor Q, Irreversible, Subconscious Cruelty, Trash Humpers, A Bout de Souffle, Fandy y Lis, Persona

How does that sound to you? idiot.
I thought you had something there up until you mentioned Trash Humpers.....

What a pretentious bore.
 6 years ago '05        #115
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 youknowmystelo said:
Step up your game, Omega if your really wanna be a critic.
Dude, its funny how you keep posting reviews from critics I don't give a sh*t about as if its supposed to change my mind, or make me rethink my position. Its not like the critic didn't make valid points, its that I don't share that point of view. So, for you to say something like "step your game up" is STUPID... especially for you, breh.

But, I have to post the same thing I've been saying to you when you come at me with stupid bullsh*t like this: I don't care.

And, hey look! I can post reviews too!





















I'm done, bruh.
 04-16-2012, 08:18 PM         #116
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 DaOmega_1 said:
Dude, its funny how you keep posting reviews from critics I don't give a sh*t about as if its supposed to change my mind, or make me rethink my position. Its not like the critic didn't make valid points, its that I don't share that point of view. So, for you to say something like "step your game up" is STUPID... especially for you, breh.

But, I have to post the same thing I've been saying to you when you come at me with stupid bullsh*t like this: I don't care.

And, hey look! I can post reviews too!





















I'm done, bruh.
was just fu*king with you that time.
 6 years ago '05        #117
DaOmega_1 271 heat pts271 OP
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 youknowmystelo said:
was just fu*king with you that time.
 Rico23 said:
yet u claim not to be a troll...you're shtick is tired

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Got em.

 04-16-2012, 08:32 PM         #118
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 Rico23 said:
yet u claim not to be a troll...you're shtick is tired

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Na, the different is when i lay out my true opinion of the film you disagreed and called me a troll because its convenient for you. Right then i was just pressing Omega buttons.
 04-16-2012, 09:43 PM         #119
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 Rico23 said:
body of work...u troll all day long in this section...everyone knows this. the end. period.

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 6 years ago '04        #120
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I thought the movie was great.
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I think if you followed some of Joss Whedon's stuff, you might have more appreciation for this movie. I read Omega's review, so i knew not to expect the average horror movie. Everybody in the theater was laughing along with me. I dont know how someone couldn't enjoy this. Tons of hilarious lines, hot chicks(Whedon has great taste in women) and a great ending.
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