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Old 07-17-2018, 05:01 PM   #25401
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Yup. Me too. I don’t understand why that one doesn’t have as big a cult following as the rest of their movies.
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Old 07-17-2018, 05:07 PM   #25402
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:25 PM   #25403
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I...ahem I've seen 9 Coen films and I'd put this at 8. But they have a ridiculously strong catalog. I highly enjoyed this one.
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:28 PM   #25404
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I wouldn't argue it's the best, it's just most people I know have never even heard of it.
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:34 PM   #25405
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I should rewatch A Serious Man. It's another underrated Coen Brothers film.
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:06 PM   #25406
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:52 AM   #25407
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:40 PM   #25408
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Just saw Hereditary. Idk how I feel. It was very well done and unsettling as hell but it started to lose me when it drifted into some of the more typical horror elements in the back half of the movie.
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:21 PM   #25409
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I still think the last truly great horror film I've seen is The Babadook.
So, since this post, I’ve kept this movie in mind waiting for a good time to see it. Tonight was that night.

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Gweeps, I love you, but what a disappointment. And I’m not calling you out because others have praised this movie as well, your post just put it back on my radar.

A few things:

1) It’s not a horror movie. It’s a psychological thriller. You could argue The Babadook itself has little actual relevance.

2) If the “psychological thriller” angle is what they were going for, it fell flat, because Amelia should have been experiencing the trauma from the start as opposed to gradually throughout the course of the film. The source of the trauma is 6+ year old.

3) It wasn’t scary. At all.

Clever movie, but not a horror movie and littered with plot holes the more you think about it. Felt like one of those movies that had a decent idea but didn’t think carefully enough about the execution. It was also marketed as something entirely different than what it actually is, which was massively disappointing. Finally, what a bore for the first hour or so. Dear God did that drag and plod along.

Side note: creepy kid movies (which this starts out as) just don’t do it for me. They always take forever to get to the point, are never all that scary, and end up relying on some random, out-of-left-field twist to try and make sense of it all.

Decent, overall, but not a horror movie and definitely overrated by critics.

Had, say, Uwe Boll made it, no one would care.
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:31 PM   #25410
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The Babadook is flawed, but still creepy and suspenseful. Maybe not a horror film in the hack n' slash mode, but certainly leaning toward The Exorcist or The Tenant realm.

I've only seen it once though.
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Old 07-26-2018, 09:39 AM   #25411
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One thing I've definitely learned is to not get hyped over a film from hearing it's very "scary". There was so much talk about how scary Hereditary was and when I saw it there was maybe one part that jarred me. It was very unsettling and established an unnerving atmosphere but I never felt frightened. And not that that's necessary for enjoying a movie, I just feel like it's hard to trust "scariness" from reviews since it's such a subjective measure.
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:29 AM   #25412
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One thing I've definitely learned is to not get hyped over a film from hearing it's very "scary". There was so much talk about how scary Hereditary was and when I saw it there was maybe one part that jarred me. It was very unsettling and established an unnerving atmosphere but I never felt frightened. And not that that's necessary for enjoying a movie, I just feel like it's hard to trust "scariness" from reviews since it's such a subjective measure.
This is definitely true.

I think part of the problem is that horror has only recently gained consistent critical respect. A lot of critics are now open to "creepy," "unnerving," and "horrific" themes they used to dismiss 20 or 30 years ago. The problem is due to their historical unfamiliarity with the horror genre's history, they associate "creepy" and "unnerving" with "scary" and don't understand they're not always one-and-the-same.

Twenty years ago I'd literally get laughed at for calling horror my favorite genre, as if I was some intellectual dullard that could only be entertained by blood and gore. Back then most people didn't realize that atmospheric, cinematography-driven horror movies like Halloween, the original Black Christmas, Suspiria, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and even the original Nightmare on Elm St. were actually brilliantly-made films, despite being under the "horror" umbrella. Halloween, in fact, was widely panned until Roger Ebert came out and was like, "Uh, this is a really good movie fucktards." Then other critics followed suit.

Today, the horror filmmaking process (when done well) is getting much more respect as opposed to being outright ignored, but with that new recognition comes a lot of genre n00bs that don't know the difference between a thriller and a horror movie.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:04 AM   #25413
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Old 07-26-2018, 09:18 PM   #25414
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It's on my list. Hoping to soon.

I did see Eighth Grade though and it's the best I've seen all year.
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Old 07-27-2018, 01:08 PM   #25415
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Who would have thought that an obviously unsustainable business model would be unsustainable?
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Old 07-27-2018, 08:38 PM   #25418
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Don’t get me wrong, if I still saw movies like I did when I was a younger man I totally would have gotten on board that one. But I would have done it knowing that I had to get as much out of it as I could because there was no logical way that it could possibly keep going.
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Old 07-28-2018, 05:00 PM   #25419
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Eh, there are new rumors about Moviepasses demise every week. I’m just going to keep using it as much as possible until something actually happens.

I’ve been using it since 2013 by the way. Back then I was paying $40 a month for it and still found it worth it. When they dropped it to $9.99 it was literally like them handing me money each month, I couldn’t believe it.

They probably HATE customers like me. They bank on people that go to one or two movies every couple months and live in areas of the country where the ticket prices aren’t astronimical yet.

My local theaters ticket price for an evening movie is $16.
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Old 07-28-2018, 05:08 PM   #25420
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Eh, there are new rumors about Moviepasses demise every week. I’m just going to keep using it as much as possible until something actually happens.

I’ve been using it since 2013 by the way. Back then I was paying $40 a month for it and still found it worth it. When they dropped it to $9.99 it was literally like them handing me money each month, I couldn’t believe it.

They probably HATE customers like me. They bank on people that go to one or two movies every couple months and live in areas of the country where the ticket prices aren’t astronimical yet.

My local theaters ticket price for an evening movie is $16.
They tried to do basically what Planet Fitness does. Market something absurdly low so that loads of people will pay for it whether they use it or not (to echo your point).

The problem is it works for Planet Fitness because the majority of people that sign up for Planet Fitness probably don’t really like to work out anyways, but also can’t bring themselves to cancel a $10 monthly membership and effectively come to terms with their laziness. They’ll keep paying the $10 because it’s cheap and “one day [they’ll] get back to the gym.”

Movies are different. Theaters are a prime service to the lazy crowd (among others, of course), so the $10 sign up will inevitably get used much, much more because going to the movies is easy and doesn’t require any real effort. In America, low-effort, high-entertainment services are stitched into the fabric of our culture. Just look at Netflix’s success.

If they priced it at $20 a month they’d have double the revenue and probably just as many people signing up.
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