What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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September 19th, 2022 at 6:39:54 PM permalink
ams288
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Quote: rxwine


I saw Pearl last Thursday.

Absolutely loved it. But I suspect most people would hate it.

Mia Goth deserves an Oscar for her performance, but it will never happen because the Academy looks down on horror.
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September 19th, 2022 at 7:20:27 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Mia Goth deserves an Oscar for her performance, but it will never happen because the Academy looks down on horror.


An interesting assertion. I found one list of the horror films that received the most awards. Personally, I can't imagine any such list without "The Shining" and "Se7en" . What is rare for me with such lists is that I have seen every one of these films, yet I don't think of myself as a horror film buff. I think I really just don't like "torture porn".

15 Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
14 Black Swan (2010)
13 The Fly (1986)
12 Misery (1990)
11 Sleepy Hollow (1999)
10 Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
9 Jaws (1975)
8 The Omen (1976)
7 An American Werewolf In London (1981)
6 A Quiet Place (2018)
5 Rosemary's Baby (1968)
4 Alien (1979) & Aliens (1986)
3 Get Out (2017)
2 The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
1 The Exorcist (1973)
September 20th, 2022 at 5:51:26 AM permalink
ams288
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Quote: Pacomartin
An interesting assertion. I found one list of the horror films that received the most awards. Personally, I can't imagine any such list without "The Shining" and "Se7en" . What is rare for me with such lists is that I have seen every one of these films, yet I don't think of myself as a horror film buff. I think I really just don't like "torture porn".


The Shining was maligned by many critics when it was released.

It was actually nominated for Razzie Awards that year!
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September 20th, 2022 at 8:20:24 PM permalink
rxwine
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I was watching part of bio-pic "This is Joan Collins" on Turner Classic Movies. I think she was involved with every male major star from 1960s to through 1980s.
If you want a run down of that era of male stars, that is must see. Almost tempted to put it in the gay thread. Not that these stars were gay, but many were leading man material. If they weren't actors or directors, they were usually some other brand of power broker.

It appears to be on youtube as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAJqAs9J3hk&t=3s
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September 20th, 2022 at 11:05:12 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Just watched "Fire in the Sky" about the logging crew where one of them was abducted in Snowflake Az. in 1993. They have all since passed lie detector tests.

https://tubitv.com/movies/306830/fire-in-the-sky
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September 22nd, 2022 at 6:55:13 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: petroglyph
Just watched "Fire in the Sky" about the logging crew where one of them was abducted in Snowflake Az. in 1993. They have all since passed lie detector tests.

https://tubitv.com/movies/306830/fire-in-the-sky

Looks like a total hoax
The script was actually enhanced and changed because the guys story was too similar to stuff that's already been on TV.
Hmm
If really abducted, do you really need to enhance or change an already incredible story
Anyway the National Inquirer paid a prize for this story when it 1st came out. These guys won the best UFO story contest. I kid you not. Guess who conducted the lie detector tests to make sure this was a truthful story. The National Inquirer itself. Yup, The National Inquirer, the bastion of facts, conducted the lie detector tests. Yup, same people that determined Bat Boy, half bat, half boy is real :-)
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September 22nd, 2022 at 7:16:06 PM permalink
Gandler
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Quote: petroglyph
Just watched "Fire in the Sky" about the logging crew where one of them was abducted in Snowflake Az. in 1993. They have all since passed lie detector tests.

https://tubitv.com/movies/306830/fire-in-the-sky



There are two problems with lie detector tests (by that I mean traditional polygraphs, which I assume is what happened in the early 90s).

1. They are easily duped by people trained to do so (Intelligence experts).
2. People who believe what they say pass. IE people with mental disorders who truly believe their version of events or people with delusions that they believe to be reality (not lies in their eyes).

If somebody was truly abducted by a species so advanced that and with such a desire that they could covertly watch our planet without us knowing that they exist, they would not be returned, they would be forever gone.
They certainly would not be returned in a state where they could remember (let alone speak) as to what has happened.
September 22nd, 2022 at 7:38:53 PM permalink
missedhervee
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I was disappointed with "Top Gun: Maverick."

The plot was idiotic; why use planes when a precision guided weapon would have worked just fine?

As for planes, why us F-18's instead of F-22's or F-35's for a mission where stealth would have sealed the deal?
September 23rd, 2022 at 4:29:06 AM permalink
DRich
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Quote: Gandler

2. People who believe what they say pass.


As well they should, if they believe it they are not lying. They may be mistaken, but that isn't the same as a lie.
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September 23rd, 2022 at 3:15:59 PM permalink
Gandler
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Quote: DRich
As well they should, if they believe it they are not lying. They may be mistaken, but that isn't the same as a lie.


Yeah maybe problem is wrong word, but flaw for using such a test for that purpose(especially if you are using it to gauge the accuracy of an event occurring by somebody who seems far flung). People with extreme behavioral disorders can pass such tests because they work it into their mind that they are right.
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