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/vhs/ Movie Night Thread Anonymous 09/23/2020 (Wed) 06:41:50 Id:685acc No. 21 [Reply] [Last]
Check for weekly movie nights. Every Friday at 5pm PST - 8pm EST At: https://cytu.be/r/OverlookTheater To be able to watch the movie in the channel remember to install Tampermonkey or Greasemonkey depending on your browser: https://cytu.be/google_drive_userscript Also post movie suggestions for future movie nights.
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/vhs/ Movie Night - Thanksgiving Edition Addams Family Values - The Indian in a Cupboard Friday November 27th 5pm PST - 7 CST time - 8pm EST

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MST3k Turkey Day Marathon Anonymous 11/21/2020 (Sat) 06:06:49 Id:ae8d5e No. 158 [Reply]
Once upon a time, it was tradition to marathon Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Thanksgiving, and it became known as "The Turkey Day Marathon". After a brief absence, these marathons returned in the form of YouTube streams with segments filmed to fill in the gaps between episodes. These streams continue today, but primarily exist to promote the Netflix reboot. As such, I've run my own Turkey Days the past few years by queuing up a bunch of my favorite episodes to run in the background while I cook. This year, I'll be streaming it so everyone can join in. However, I need your suggestions. What are your favorite MST3k episodes? Make suggestions in this thread and have them streamed on Thanksgiving!
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Meant to add suggestion. I'm a fan of the Gamera, Time of the Apes, Prince of Space, Fugitive Alien, stuff like that.
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>>158 Some of my favorites are Pumaman, The Final Sacrifice, Giant Spider Invasion, Werewolf, and Track of the Moonbeast.

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Evil Dead Thread Anonymous 11/06/2020 (Fri) 06:48:27 Id:6cd8d6 No. 139 [Reply]
GROOVY EDITION I recently finished the 3rd season of Ash vs Evil Dead. What was that about? Are they going to take the Mad Max route? Who was that robo-chick at the end? Wasn't Raimi planning on a new Evil Dead film called Evil Dead Now with Lee Cronin (i.e Who?) directing it? They said Bruce Campbell won't star in it so it will probably be shit. But hey, let's talk about the good stuff for now. Which is your favorite Evil Dead movie? I love 2 but Army of Darkness takes the crown for me. It's just so fun and features armies of living skeletons so that's a plus.
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>>153 It still makes no sense. The comics try to allude that there's a multiverse so all the movies are canon in that sense even if the events in each are different.
>>154 It doesn't "make sense," but it makes sense. If your autism isn't absolutely crippling, things flow together well enough, and the contradictions are obvious enough, that it's very easy to understand what was "supposed to" happen. Yes, the recap in Evil Dead 2 is technically different, and technically means Evil Dead 1 isn't canon to it, but come on, you know better than that. You know Evil Dead 1 is intended to be canon. Technically the ending of Evil Dead 2 is different from the beginning of Army of Darkness, it's very easy to understand and accept that Evil Dead 2 is canon, just the ending is slightly different. This is different from cases where there are plot holes and contradictions that seem to happen just because they don't give a shit. Here it's so obvious that we understand the intention, and it's clear that they knew what they were doing, but it's like come on, man. That said, I love multiverse autism. I do have to read more of the comics. But the way I see it, the only really interesting stuff to do with it would be to see the alternate events that would have followed the actual ending of Evil Dead 2, and I suppose the other ending of Army of Darkness, which I'm sure probably has a lot of comics.
>>164 I dunno man. My personal nitpicky perfectionism makes it hard to enjoy this franchise of nonsense. Which isn't Sam Raimi's fault.

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Slasher Movies Anonymous 09/26/2020 (Sat) 23:37:07 Id:82e7d6 No. 50 [Reply]
>Favorite Slasher movie >Favorite Friday the 13th film >Favorite Nightmare in Elm Street film What have you been watching?
>Favorite Slasher movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1 - it's a pretty tame movie, but the intimidating title and the frontloaded content warning let the movie do a lot while not being excessive or unbelievable. >Favorite Friday the 13th film Jason X. It's kind of hard to take the Friday the 13th series seriously, so I like it best at its goofiest. >Favorite Nightmare in Elm Street film A Nightmare on Elm Street 1, easily a contender for the best slasher movie.
Been watching all the Friday the 13th movies. I love them even though they're horrible. With Halloween, I even like the Thorn trilogy, because Loomis and Jamie are actually interesting characters, and Halloween 6 so fucking retarded that it's great. But Friday the 13th never does that. Tommy Jarvis is a cool idea, but he's completely wasted in Part V, so really there are only two movies, IV and VI, where there is truly a recurring character that is of any importance. Even more than every other slasher series, these characters are lame. There is more plot to each movie than most people say, but not by much. But that doesn't matter. The one with the least story is probably Part III, which practically has no story, the most that can be said is "it's the one where he gets the mask," but I'd say it's still one of the best ones, largely just because of the kills. And that's what we're here for, right? Well not really, because these movies are largely so neutered that you barely see anything. So why am I writing about them? I don't know. But I'll keep writing my thoughts anyway, and maybe it will help me figure it out. So Parts 1-8 have a pretty cohesive story, with some major fuckups, but in a series like this, it's easy to overlook them. As a lot of people are aware, Parts 2, 3, and 4 take place in one massive killing spree. A lot of people say it's over three days, but technically I think more than one day passes in some of these movies, but still. Part IV is technically Monday the 16th or something. Anyway, when you keep this in mind, it actually helps to justify a lot of the dumb decisions made by the characters. It's not that Crystal Lake had four killing sprees by an unstoppable monster, it had three killing sprees: one in 1958, one in 1979, which were later discovered to be the same killer, and she was beheaded. Then there was one more spree by a different guy in 1984. Really, in Parts V and VI, Pamela Voorhees should be a scarier legend than Jason, since she had two sprees to Jason's one. It also makes it a bit more justifiable that people don't believe Jason is back. By the 5th and 6th movies, this seems ridiculous to us, but to them, it's like saying that the Boston Bombers are back. On the other hand, it makes it even more ridiculous that more kids keep coming to Crystal Lake in Parts III and IV, since Jason's murders only happened like last night. Now the weird part is how once Jason comes back as a zombie and a bunch of cops see him, Part VII still treats him like a legend, and never make any attempt to justify it, like say Nightmare on Elm Street tries to justify people treating Freddy like a legend. And the worst part is they could have justified this easily. Just point out that there were very few survivors, and the whole thing got blamed on Tommy. But instead they just never mention Tommy again. In Part VIII I kind of get it since the guy denying Jason isn't a cop, and seems like he's just trying to shut up the damn kids, regardless of if he believes in the killer zombie or not. But then speaking of Part VIII, it's a bit sad that the last one with continuity is the one with the biggest continuity problems. How old is that one girl that she saw Jason underwater when he was still a kid? Jason was fully grown by 1984, and it seems like he was just a regular retard until then. So how did she see him as he looked in 1957? Was she over 30 years old? Tommy looks a hell of a lot older in V than in IV, and surely we're not supposed to think V, VI, VII, and VIII all happen in quick succession. Even if they did, this shit has to take place in the 1990s at least. Of course, it's not the first time there have been problems with this. Everyone points out the girl in Part III that saw Jason before and he looked like in Part III even though this should have happened before Part II, but then if I can accept that Jason looks radically different in Parts II, III, and IV even though they take place immediately after each other, I can accept this. Anyway, back to Part VIII, what the fuck was the ending? So the acid turns him back into a kid? And uh... it's like his inner self, like what he would have looked like if he wasn't a retard? As far as I saw, they just left him there. So by Jason Goes to Hell, did he just age back into an adult, since they just let him live and go free in the previous movie? Of course the New Line movies have effectively no continuity, but still. I know there isn't much point complaining about Jason Goes To Hell, but how did that bounty hunter know Jason was a body-hopping Deadite? He had never done anything like that before. He was just a retard with tard strength who happened to become a zombie. I actually like this movie overall, but for some reason, this is the part that bugs me. I can accept that it's basically retconned that Jason was a Deadite all along, but not that this guy knew it. Not without more explanation. Jason X then starts saying Jason has regenerative abilities, which is also technically a new power, but considering all the shit he's been through, this is a lot easier to accept than the fact that his true form is that of a body hopping gremlin that technically isn't even a zombie anymore since he got a brand new body after jumping into his dead sister's vagina and jumping out as a full grown man complete with clothes and hockey mask. Plus, the fact that this movie is so self aware helps you accept whatever it throws at you. Pretty underrated entry, IMO. After eight movies that were effectively exactly the same, and a ninth that was just full retard, this one hit a balance of both kinds of retarded. Though it did bother me that they said the year was 2455, and Jason was frozen for 455 years, even though he was frozen in 2010. They kept fucking up and calculating the date based on the year the movie was made. Freddy vs. Jason has always felt like wasted potential just because my autism wanted more of a story, but I guess it's what I should have expected from any movie with Jason. I remember when it came out, even all my casual friends were shocked that they didn't say Freddy was one of the councilors that let Jason die, since it was the most obvious thing ever. I like the remake. I also like that since the franchise has such little story, and after the New Line films, such loose continuity, that you can basically consider it to not even be a remake. Jason lost his mask and then got another sack and eventually another hockey mask. There, it's just the sequel to Freddy vs. Jason now. And then Jason X, beginning in 2010, happens about a year after this movie.

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Mad Max Anonymous 09/22/2020 (Tue) 03:26:41 Id:2c35ad No. 3 [Reply]
You anons like the Mad Max movies? What are some of your favorite moments and what's your favorite movie? Do you think Mad Max: The Wasteland will be any good if it ever happens?
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>>3 I like the 2nd movie the most. Though I only saw the first two. The behind the scenes stories of stuntmen nearly getting killed and others getting paid in alcohol or something like that are pretty interesting too. Anyone play the Mad Max game that came out on PC? Curious if the plot was anything interesting.
>>3 Road Warrior is definitely my favorite. It has a fun, self-contained story, Max is finally the wasteland badass we want him to be, his car is just bitchin', and the whole thing is an excellent wasteland story. I think Fury Road is a lot better in a lot of little ways - I actually like Tom Hardy as Max, he's a lot more expressive - but Road Warrior will always be the best one. >>48 >Mad Max game It's excellent because it's very aware it's a Mad Max game. You're not there to save the world, you're there because some fags chopped your car up and you need a new one. You build it yourself with the help of a weird mutant guy and cruise around, stealing scrap, blowing up cars and beating guys up. Shitty melee combat that is way too Batman to be excellent, but great driving and if you like cars, they definitely had some car nerds on the team. What I like the best is that Max is Max. He's kinda a dick, and spends the majority of the game bitching that his new car has a pathetic little V6 engine instead of the mighty V8 he wants. It was great and I'd play it again for sure.
>>127 I'll have to give the game a go sometime then. Sounds like the devs actually gave a shit about the source material. That is pretty rare these days.

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Studio Ghibli Anonymous 09/22/2020 (Tue) 05:23:54 Id:e2f860 No. 9 [Reply]
Discuss your favorite Studio Ghibli films. Mine is Grave of the Fireflies.
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>>13 >big fan of Porco Rosso Glad someone else loves this film. It's one of the most underrated Ghibli films
>>9 >Grave of the Fireflies I watched a BDrip I downloaded of that movie, it was moving. I still have the letterboxed VHS of the movie that I thrifted from a long-gone shop in Fairfield sometime back.
Can we agree that the worst Ghibli film was Ocean Waves? I couldn't get into it at all.

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Anonymous 11/10/2020 (Tue) 05:08:39 Id:3e3833 No. 148 [Reply]
Is there any filmmaker more degenerate than Alejandro Jodorowski?
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You called?

Horror and Suspense Anonymous 09/22/2020 (Tue) 04:51:29 Id:07f14a No. 5 [Reply]
Post and talk about your favorites here. Try to keep it about pre 2000 movies because horror movies from the 21st Century are almost universally awful. Hell even mid 90's were pushing it.
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I can't believe I completely forgot to talk about this. The Devil & The Blacksmith. It's a spanish movie based on the folktale of the same name. Gist is a blacksmith made a deal with a demon to survive a war in the past. Now he holds the demon hostage in a gated off workshop he calls home. A little orphan girl who's mother committed suicide ends up going into his workshop after some bullies tear apart her doll & throw part of it over the gate. I don't wanna spoil much else but it's a really good movie. The makeup on the demons is fantastic & despite being a horror movie, it's not a nihilistic one. If you wanna watch it with others, it's on Netflix right now.
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Do you read Sutter Cane?
>>25 >If anyone knows any other films where people actively try to figure out how the creature/evil thing works along some line of logic or physical traits Prince of Darkness sounds like it matches what you're looking for.

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Kubrick Appreciation Thread Anonymous 10/30/2020 (Fri) 20:50:51 Id:caa326 No. 125 [Reply]
Stanley Kubrick easily makes everyone's top director lists. However, he's probably most famous for 2001: A Space Odyssey and Full Metal Jacket, both sensations in their time with a massive impact on pop culture despite Kubrick's supposed niche appeal. However, his less popular movies are easily my favorites, and among cinephiles I speak to these are not unpopular opinions. A Clockwork Orange is, of course, also well known but no longer mainstream. My personal favorites, however, are Barry Lyndon and Eyes Wide Shut. The latter performed poorly and was often criticized. Barry Lyndon is the epitome of "every frame a painting", and his research on the period (RIP his Napoleon film) combined with his lighting and framing imitate art from the period perfectly. Kubrick believed in telling stories with editing and visuals, which is the essence of film-making, and I can't think of a movie that encapsulates that better than Eyes Wide Shut. I can't help but feel it did poorly because it doesn't hold your hand through the narrative. There's almost no exposition in the entire film. Combined with his untimely death and rumors the final edit was tinkered with, I think this movie was unfairly criticized. I'd encourage any anons who have not seen his movies to do so. Including his earlier works, such as Spartacus and Paths of Glory. Kubrick never made a bad film. But I imagine most of you are also Kubrick fans. Which works are your favorite, and why?
>>125 The Shining, no question. While generally I prefer the book to the movie in cases of "based on a story by" movies, Kubrick's propensity for wide-angle shots and his absolutely brilliant camera work made The Shining a truly incredible piece of work. I like horror movies that simply make you uncomfortable as opposed to jumpscaring you, and this is probably the pinnacle of that subset of horror for me. The weird camera angles and echoing audio work to emphasize how empty the hotel is, the slow build of the horror, and the amazingly restrained use of special effects (the blood elevator and the top-down shot of the labyrinth stand out) are just perfect. I can think of maybe two other movies that I think are completely perfect and neither can hold a candle to The Shining, and it is 100% because of Kubrick's directorship.

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Movie Puppets Anonymous 10/20/2020 (Tue) 00:44:47 Id:97aa41 No. 115 [Reply]
What is some of your favorite puppetry in movies? Any that stuck with you as a kid? My personal favorites are ED-209 and The Thing.

Animated Films Anonymous 09/22/2020 (Tue) 03:35:58 Id:0c1fa3 No. 4 [Reply]
What are your favorite animated films? Any you grew up watching?
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>>35 Then Gunbuster
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I still watch it every once in a while. Along with The Transformers The movie both are my favorite animated films.
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大怪獣- Kaiju Thread Anonymous 09/27/2020 (Sun) 05:46:18 Id:9fb451 No. 52 [Reply]
大怪獣 Hail to the king baby! Giant monster talk goes here. It doesn't just have to be Japanese movies either so the rare Western kaiju and other Asian kaiju are welcome too. And for the heck of it we'll also include movies that are peripheral to the kaiju genera like Green Slime and Matango.
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>>104 It's just a tagline. A stupid one but eye catching enough.
>>105 He should have gone officially with " When a-shark die nobody a-cry; But when Kong die everybody a-gonna cry!"
>>106 But that's a spoiler!

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What are you watching? Anonymous 10/07/2020 (Wed) 05:44:12 Id:09411b No. 89 [Reply]
And what are you planning on watching? Any cool TV shows, Documentaries or Movies? I've been watching my VHS collection of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Watched The Hudsucker Proxy today. Also been rewatching Breaking Bad with commentary. It's insightful, although a bit repetitive, and a lot of great episodes don't have commentary in the first two seasons for some reason. Really enjoyed Hudsucker, though. Nobody ever talks about it.
Been marathoning all of Star Trek for the past several months. I'm midway through Next Generation Season 2, at the point where Star Trek V came out, so that's next on my list. Everyone says that's the worst one, but I generally like TOS way more than TNG anyway, so I'm still hopeful. Also, a lot of those same people say Wrath of Khan, or even Search for Spock, is better than The Motion Picture, so I don't trust them. A lot of these people are probably casuals who think TAS isn't canon, or that like Kirk less than that soyboy Picard.
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>>89 I watched this movie the other day. It's a dark comedy but better as a crime drama. Small town plagued by serial killings that seem to be done by a werewolf. It's not the greatest thing ever but if you're into film that goes against the norm then you can find some enjoyment I'm sure.

Movies Soundtrack Anonymous 10/06/2020 (Tue) 19:36:56 Id:0b1519 No. 86 [Reply]
Post your favorite movies soundtracks. Any you remember fondly? Phantom of the Paradise has a very good soundtrack.
>>86 Admittedly Buster Scruggs soundtrack is relatively slim for the vocal category & can't say I remember any particular instrumental numbers. Meanwhile for Godzilla... this updated theme is perfect. It's power is as grand as Godzilla himself.

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Halloween Movies Anonymous 09/27/2020 (Sun) 13:25:52 Id:e17040 No. 57 [Reply]
Thread for discussing (and recommending) movies that fit the Halloween spirit. Not necessarily horror films (many of them aren't scary at all), but which embody the spirit of the holiday. Hallmarks of October movie marathons. Seeing these on the shelf at Blockbuster was as much a sign of Halloween as Santa in the department store window was a sign of Christmas. Tim Burton's early films and aesthetic are intrinsically tied to this subgenre, but the selection is much larger than that. Share your favorites.
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>>70 The positive thing about the "remake" is that it's a lot more based in somewhat actual science rather than purely supernatural resurrected corpses like the original movie. https://yewtu.be/watch?v=V1emmJySM2U
>>71 >a lot more based in somewhat actual science rather than purely supernatural resurrected corpses I'm not sure that's actually a good thing when it comes to zombie movies. Mostly because it ends up causing more questions than it answers.
>>72 Zombie movies always do.

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B Movies Anonymous 09/26/2020 (Sat) 23:31:19 Id:c5a696 No. 49 [Reply]
What are your favorite B movies? What are some of the worst you have seen? My favorites are Killer Klowns and The Instructor (1981).
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Project Metalbeast. Its part Virus, part Terminator, part Dog Soldiers and it is awesome. Just imagine if the T-101 Terminator was also a werewolf and you have the gist of it.
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>>51 Cool idea. Terrible looking werewolf. He looks more like a monstrous porcupine.


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