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« #615 : May 19, 2016, 08:29:51 PM »

I could safely assume that you are not a fan of E.T. either.

Never saw it and I don't like it.


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« #616 : May 20, 2016, 04:52:00 AM »

Good man. O0



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« #617 : May 20, 2016, 09:42:18 AM »

Never saw it and I don't like it.
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« #618 : May 21, 2016, 03:22:44 AM »

Strange Days (1995) At 90' it could have been good. At 80' VG. But at 140' one could be tempted to turn the vision off. A pity because there are some good ideas and scenes to make this a palatable thriller (maybe cj could even tell us is a neo-noir and give it 10/10 as usual). I give it 6/10


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« #619 : May 22, 2016, 01:52:58 AM »

The Cell (2000) An original thriller, whose best parts are of course the ones played in the mind of the protagonists, in the realm of surreal. 6/10


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« #620 : May 22, 2016, 11:07:33 AM »

The Sixth Sense (1999) 100' of boredom just to deliver a "surprise ending". Anybody cares? apparently many do. I don't. 2/10


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« #621 : May 22, 2016, 03:11:30 PM »

The Sixth Sense (1999) 100' of boredom just to deliver a "surprise ending". Anybody cares? apparently many do. I don't. 2/10

I assume you already knew the ending by the time you watched this movie now. In that case, the rating is almost meaningless.


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« #622 : May 22, 2016, 07:04:59 PM »

No, I hadn't seen the movie before and didn't know about the ending. But my point is that whatever the ending the movie is boring. 


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« #623 : May 24, 2016, 02:15:26 AM »

Cul-De-Sac (1966) I presume some would sell this as a pre-neo-noir or whatever involuted label they would devise to attach to this black comedy which pilfers elements from many genres, noir too. It is not boring, but it aims higher of what it accomplishes, the Pleasance character being too easily disposed of by his increasing madness. 7/10


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« #624 : May 24, 2016, 02:56:21 AM »

I assume you already knew the ending by the time you watched this movie now. In that case, the rating is almost meaningless.

No, the 6th Sense is famous because of its ending but is actually a great film because of all the rest. Character development, acting, cinematography... It's really great. Once you know the ending, you're watching a much better movie than your regular horror thriller. It's one of these films where you can definitely answer "You don't get it" to people who say it's boring. It's not. Anyway, if the 6th sense is boring and Cube is a "good thriller", my best guess it that Titoli is not half as good at understanding English than he thinks he is.

There are worst people in this thread though. People who dislike E.T. Those people not only "don't get it": they have no soul.

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« #625 : May 24, 2016, 04:38:40 AM »

The Sixth Sense (1999) 100' of boredom just to deliver a "surprise ending". Anybody cares? apparently many do. I don't. 2/10
At the time of release I heard that this was film with a surprise ending. I hate surprise endings, so I wanted people to spoil it for me, but everyone I asked who had seen the film refused to divulge the twist. So I gave up. But later a friend who hadn't seen it either rented the video and I couldn't get out of watching it. So about five minutes in I realized what the twist is going to be--actually, anyone who has seen a season of Twilight Zone should guess it at once. So I'm watching the film having understood the ending and I'm looking to see if the filmmakers cheat or play fair. And of course they cheat--they constantly edit scenes in such a way as to not give away the twist. This is almost as bad as the lying flashback--cuts have, by convention, a fixed set of meanings, and the filmmakers took advantage of those conventional associations to mislead the audience at several turns. The longer the film went on, the more incensed I became. When we got to the surprise, I let rip with a loud fart.

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« #626 : May 24, 2016, 04:43:17 AM »

If you think I'm gonna actually argue and not just troll inside of Mr Tits' Palace, you've just discredited your views.

Still, like I said, I don't care about the twist ending. The movie works. The real story works and is told in a compelling way. I'm seeing actual human beings struggling with life (and death). It's good.

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« #627 : May 24, 2016, 05:08:27 AM »



titoli's valuation is, if anything, too high.

You don't say that to me. >:(


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« #628 : May 24, 2016, 05:14:01 AM »

Repulsion (1965) Though I think that a 20' cut would have been beneficial, I can't deny that the movie has got some fascination. I thought I had seen it before at the cinema, like I did with Cul-de-sac, but I probably didn't. Worth a watch. 6/10


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« #629 : May 24, 2016, 05:31:24 AM »

The Sixth Sense was inspired by an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? By definition then, it's as clever and well-constructed as a mediocre kid's show.



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