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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Stark Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:29 pm

dunpeal2064 wrote:My wife was just telling me we needed to watch Ex Machina. I hadn't even heard of it! Looks like something up my alley though, so I'll have to check it out.

First movie directed by Alex Garland, writer of Sunshine and 28 Days Later. He really nails this unsettling vibe that permeates the entire movie, it's really well done. He has another movie out right now in theaters called Annihilation, which I watched last week and it is excellent and also has that same unsettling vibe throughout. If you like thought-provoking sci-fi, check it out!
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by noiseredux Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:47 pm

^right.

Ex Machina was like... I really liked it. But as time goes on I find I keep thinking about it. Like, I probably liked it even more than I first realized.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by samsonlonghair Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:23 pm

I also watched Ex Machina recently. I had just gotten out of the theater after seeing Annihilation (which is awesome btw) and I wanted to see more.

Overall, Ex Machina is a really fantastic movie except for one part I wish someone had warned me about.

I hate to use the phrase "trigger warning" because the phrase itself holds a lot of connotations and cringe-worthy conversation. I don't have a better phrase to use, so here's the (sigh) trigger warning:

There's a scene wherein Caleb slits his wrist lengthwise, rubs his blood all over the mirror, and smashes the mirror into shards.

I spent about two days thinking about suicide nonstop after watching that. It kinda sucked. When I was ready to crawl out of my depression shell again, I went to the movies with a friend. I told her about the scene in Ex Machina, and how it affected me. She recommended we watch Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri... which also has a suicide scene. Double You Tee Eff was she thinking?
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by noiseredux Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:29 pm

^that scene was rough, and unexpected.

I'm really looking forward to Annihilation. It's one of my most anticipated films of the year.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by MrPopo Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:53 pm

Yeah, that scene stuck out to me because it doesn't make much sense unless you REALLY think about it and do your best to assign meaning to it. If it were in a novelization told from the viewpoint of the character, complete with internal narration, it would have worked much better.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by noiseredux Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:13 pm

MrPopo wrote:Yeah, that scene stuck out to me because it doesn't make much sense unless you REALLY think about it and do your best to assign meaning to it. If it were in a novelization told from the viewpoint of the character, complete with internal narration, it would have worked much better.


really? I thought it was pretty obvious with him like looking in his mouth etc.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by SamuraiMegas Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:45 pm

noiseredux wrote:^that scene was rough, and unexpected.

I'm really looking forward to Annihilation. It's one of my most anticipated films of the year.

personally wasn't a fan, much too slow and much too weird for me. hope you like it though.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by noiseredux Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:02 pm

SamuraiMegas wrote:
noiseredux wrote:^that scene was rough, and unexpected.

I'm really looking forward to Annihilation. It's one of my most anticipated films of the year.

personally wasn't a fan, much too slow and much too weird for me. hope you like it though.


"slow and weird" is exactly how I prefer my sci-fi.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Ack Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:07 pm

noiseredux wrote:"slow and weird" is exactly how I prefer my sci-fi.


You watch Beyond the Black Rainbow or The Visitor yet?
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by noiseredux Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:12 pm

Ack wrote:You watch Beyond the Black Rainbow


the title sounds familiar, but looking it up - I don't think I have. Hmm.

or The Visitor yet?


What's The Visitor? At first I thought you meant The Guest, which is amazing.
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