The Movie Thread



this looks so classy
love that poster


But under the weather and over worked as of last week, so spent this weekend catching and watching some impulse flicks.

Infinity Chamber - 7/10 - hard to believe it was made on a 12k budget. Really nice scifi, and I love the director’s other work (Pandorum).

Bloodwork - 6/10 - fun popcorn flick but bad 3rd act.

Insidious 1 & 2 - 6/10 - James Wan ultimate jump scare fest with really bad audio mixing. Might not get around to watching the other 2.

Ghost Ship - 8/10 - still one of my favorites from forever ago

Deep Rising - 7/10 - Had to watch this while I was in the cruise ship horror mood, still love it.


Went to Target this weekend. Bought Goonies for $5.

Also, Avengers End Game. SPOILER ALERT - Everyone dies at the end. Post credit scene shows Superman arrive as a baby.


My latest chiastic narrative map for Star Wars. :slight_smile:

What this does is map which films echo scenes from which other films.
Basically, Rey’s stuff tends to bounce off of scenes and themes from the Original Trilogy’s Luke narrative.
Meanwhile, Kylo Ren’s stuff tends to bounce off of scenes and themes from the Prequel Trilogy’s Anakin narrative.
And Anakin’s narrative bounces off of Luke’s narrative in reverse.

9 (the white circle in the middle) doesn’t currently route to anything, and it also doesn’t have any obligations to echo any other film if it doesn’t want to because 8 already over-responded by echoing 1, 2, 5, and 6 in one film (which was pretty nuts).

My guess is that 9, as the final end of this saga, will either do a sort of “round robin” approach of echoing nearly every film’s main themes, or it won’t echo any of the films directly, but instead respond to the overall theme for Star Wars as a whole.



Arrived on blu-ray today. Had to order from the US because couldn’t get it in the UK:

Easily my favourite version of the Green Lantern origin story to date. A blast from start to finish. Me happy nerd.

Oh yeh, and that voice cast… much much wootage for sci-fi guys. Just great.


Lets see, caught up on a few random items over the past bit:

Climax - 8/10 - masterpiece of cinematography as usual per Gaspar Noe. Some acting skills and random items left to be desired, but highly enjoyable.

Suspiria (Remake) - 7/10 - Overall pretty boring and not as much tension as I would have liked, but some of the most brutal kills scenes ever, yikes.

The Prodigy - 8/10 - actually quite an original “creepy kid” movie that had an ending that bumped it up a good bit on my scale.

The Hole In the Ground - 7/10 - an OK “creepy kid” movie with an interesting twist.

Sunshine - 7/10 - Not a bad flick, but I expected more from Danny Boyle.

Oats Studio vol. 1 - 10/10 - fuckin love Niell Blomkamp and this was no exception, some of his best work yet.


There’s going to be a John wick 4 and maybe 5 after seeing 3 I just dont give a shit about seeing the sequels I’ll just wait till its released on netflix


So, Bone Tomahawk… Fuckin’ excellent. A must for any western/horror fan. I’ve seen this movie dropped in this thread periodically… damn…

It did not disappoint. Great piece of cinema.