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According to IMDB, this film is considered lost. That was written in 2003 though. I am unsure of any new developments in its status.
3 years 9 months ago
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Anybody know where to find this one with English subs?
3 years 9 months ago
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It seems like the dialogue was just being made up as the film went along, especially Duvall's.
3 years 11 months ago
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You should list Eniaios by Gregory J. Markopoulos in the description since it doesn't have a listing. Thank you very much for making the list.
3 years 12 months ago
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I watch all of Marvel's shows and this was my favorite of 2017.

My List from Marvel's Best to Worst of 2017:

1. Legion
2. The Punisher
3. The Gifted
4. Runaways
5. Agents of SHIELD
6. Defenders
7. Iron Fist
8. Inhumans
4 years ago
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I went in expecting a retread of Rosemary's Baby, because that is what it seemed like in the trailers, but I was pleased that it ended up being so different. Not everyone will like this, but I loved it. It's a true original in my opinion, or at least I've never seen anything quite like it. I've seen some describe it as a psychological horror, but I think that is inaccurate. It is more of a mystery/drama or even a very black comedy, with small elements of psychological horror.

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4 years 4 months ago
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You mean my... wang!?
4 years 5 months ago
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Aunt May is so hot in this!
4 years 6 months ago
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I watched the Francis Ford Coppola version and it was pretty dull. The original version would have to be better.
4 years 9 months ago
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I'm only two seasons in so far and I almost decided to stop after the first because it was so crazy, I had trouble relating to any of the characters. I'm really glad I tried the first episode of season 2 because I was hooked from there. It was still pretty trashy TV but something about it made me really enjoy it. It was a great story and I am now looking forward to the next season.

edit: After watching all the seasons, it has never really reached the heights of season 2. Each season since has been interesting for a few episodes and then fizzled and is almost never actually scary.
5 years ago
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I thought the film was pretty good until the last half of the credits started playing an industrial Marilyn Manson track. What the hell? Totally out of place. Luckily it didn't occur during the actual movie.
5 years ago
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I had trouble discerning what was going on in this film partly because the film was shot in a strange way but mostly because the print available online is in terrible shape. Whoever owns the rights to this has a responsibility to make sure the film is restored and taken care of, because it is of historical value regardless of whatever anyone thinks about its actual level of quality.
5 years ago
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Wong Kar-Wai might be my favorite director. I finished watching nearly every film he was involved in chronological order recently and it was an interesting experiment because I got to see a ton of the films he worked on before becoming a director as well as how different the films he produces can be versus the films he directs himself. For the most part I wasn't too interested in the films he didn't direct himself except for 1987's Final Victory, 2012's Touch of the Light, 1998's First Love: Litter on the Breeze. I would probably rate all of these a 7/10 on my personal scale.

As for the films he did direct, I think the following are masterpieces:

In the Mood for Love (2000)
Chungking Express (1994)
Days of Being Wild (1990)
Happy Together (1997)


With his second feature, Days of Being Wild, he presented a personal style which has been on display throughout every film he has directed since. Many of his films have simplified plots but their tone and feel are extremely sophisticated. He has also created or developed many stylistic camera techniques that I haven't seen anywhere else before. His films are beautiful and thoughtful and his characters feel sympathetic and real. I look forward to seeing many more films by Wong.
5 years 2 months ago
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Visual effects are pure eye candy and easily the best part of the film. Reminiscent of how they were able to capture a Kirby-esque feel in the architecture and layout of Asgard in the Thor films, they are able to capture a Ditko-esque feel in the Astral plane in this film. That's what I love about Marvel. Each film feels like its own vehicle with its own unique appearance but still somehow fit in with each other. I was actually thinking that this would be one of the poorer installments in the Marvel series but I was pleasantly surprised.
5 years 2 months ago
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This show is a bit of a mixed bag. I liked the extended cast and the music and overall style a lot but the sudden change mid-season kind of made the second half a letdown which was kind of the problem with Daredevil s.2 as well. The main problem with the second half is that it doesn't really fit the same theme as the first and the second half is told a little backwards. Also, the second half's villain has a really dumb costume at the very end, which kind of reminded me of the weird costume reveal at the end of Daredevil s.1. I'll still watch next season because I can totally see them combining Luke Cage and Iron Fist (since they are best friends in the comics) into a single show, which could make for a fresh change.
5 years 2 months ago
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I see there's a few tv series on this list but no Deadwood? How is that even possible? Maybe the rules only allowed for mini-series or something. Otherwise, I like the list.
5 years 3 months ago
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Yeah, this was pretty bad. I think it was the writing and it also seemed rushed, like they didn't have time to get a better take or they were stumbling over the script.
5 years 6 months ago
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This movie is hilarious! Totally underrated! It is probably a precursor to something like Zoolander.
5 years 6 months ago
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Recently, I decided to go through Wong Kar-Wai's films in chronological order, including the films he wrote screenplays for before becoming a director himself. I just wanted to say that if anyone else ever decides to check out any of these early films, they should start with Final Victory (Zui hou shoeing li, 1987.) This is probably his first decent film. Before this, they are pretty disposable.
5 years 6 months ago
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Probably the first good film that Wong Kar-Wai wrote or co-wrote. I really enjoyed Eric Tsang in this and that scene where he rescues Loletta Lee is fantastic.
5 years 6 months ago
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I watched this because of the Wong Kar-Wai writing credit and it is really terrible. There are multiple counts of animal cruelty all in the service of stupid jokes.
5 years 7 months ago
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I was able to see Godard's short in 2D. It was strange because it was mostly made of a collage of older film clips. I think there were some new 3D film clips thrown in but it seemed like even in the 3D version of the film, it would be mostly in 2D unless Godard manipulated the images somehow to be shown in some kind of 3D. While it would be nice to see the film in its entirety in 3D, I have a feeling that I will probably never have the chance.

edit: Many of the scenes in Godard's short end up being reused in Goodbye to Language.
5 years 7 months ago
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The show seems to have slipped a bit in the script department in the second season. The Punisher and Elektra are great characters, but I just couldn't bring myself to care about The Hand. Hopefully, there will be less ninjas in the next season. Also, some of the courtroom scenes were written pretty badly. They didn't even try for realism. Murdock starts making a speech while questioning Frank Castle on the stand and nobody even objects. It would have passed in a children's cartoon, but most viewers are adults and have a bit of understanding of how court cases work.

The show is still highly watchable. I just hope they address flaws like these in the next season.
5 years 8 months ago
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My favorite of all the Marvel TV shows so far. Really looking forward to seeing the direction they go in the second season. I enjoy Daredevil as well but felt it slipped a bit in the second season.
5 years 8 months ago
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I'm sad to see this get cancelled today, as I really enjoyed it. I'll miss Peggy, Jarvis, and even Howard Stark. I wish we had more room for period pieces from this era on television. It's hard to believe this show couldn't make it but Agents of SHIELD could, because it just isn't as interesting to me. At least, we still have some good Marvel shows on Netflix. I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with Luke Cage.
5 years 8 months ago

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