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Redd
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might want to spoiler that shit Lagrangian


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Old Post Nov-19-2014 10:12  Norway
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Paradox Lost
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It also gives the game away straight from the outset that he's a dangerous character, whereas I think it would work better if you only start to realise that in the second and third act.


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Fortunately the scene immediately after at the construction site sets the character properly into focus as a petty but cerebral criminal who's just more untrustworthy than he is dangerous. But the attack on the security guard still irks me as just the wrong kind of precedent. I also think the devolutionary turning point for Bloom was when he dragged the body of a car crash victim into a better field of light, as he's gone from exploiting a tragedy to manipulating one (and engineering them by the third act), and filmed with a deranged sense of artistry. I do wonder if he disabled his competition's vehicle in order to set him out of commission, or if he knew that it would lead to a sellable accident.

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Originally posted by SYSTEM-J I kinda also felt the writing on the scene where the two news anchors were narrating the footage from the house to be verging towards Simpsons-esque silliness, a bit too Kent Brockman to be believable. But then the guy I saw it with spent a lot of time travelling in the States and he was adamant that US regional TV really is that absurd.


Oh, totally lol. I understand the film is attempting to drive a sharp criticism of media sensationalism, but that scene just felt like an unrealistic caricature of the subject, though it did a wonderful job of replicating and satirizing that polished facade of sympathy (and your friend's impressions are absolutely correct). To that point, the movie as a whole is a bit of a caricature, but I think criticisms like the one's it's making are still better exaggerated than understated.

Out of curiosity, what questions did you feel were left unresolved? I think most of us in the theater were breathing a slight sigh of satisfaction when we saw Bloom placed into handcuffs, but then I remember soon after hoping that he would ultimately be released so as to drive the movie to it's most potent conclusion: that those who profit from human misery not only escape justice but prosper as capitalist success stories.


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Out of curiosity, what questions did you feel were left unresolved?


I don't see how he could get away clean, given the police could easily seize the full unedited tapes from both nights as evidence. The only way out would be if he stopped en route from the crime scene to the station to strategically delete any incriminating parts from both recordings, and if they'd shown that happening it would have tied up the loose ends neatly. As it stands I was mentally cued to expect a further scene resolving this plot thread, but the film simply drops it and goes straight to the end.


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I don't see how he could get away clean, given the police could easily seize the full unedited tapes from both nights as evidence. The only way out would be if he stopped en route from the crime scene to the station to strategically delete any incriminating parts from both recordings, and if they'd shown that happening it would have tied up the loose ends neatly. As it stands I was mentally cued to expect a further scene resolving this plot thread, but the film simply drops it and goes straight to the end.


Sure, yeah, it seems implausible than he could cover that many bases and be that well prepared in light of everything he had just done, and even before the climactic setup, I doubt anyone could obstruct that much justice and get away with it. In the end, though, I was delighted he got away scot-free, as it's the unhappy ending behind every nightly news broadcast. I walked away feeling as though I had just watched "American Sociopath."

I also just have to remark on the incredible cinematography. I don't think I've ever seen LA shot and depicted in quite this way before, and in a way that represents the city as understood by those who live, work, and toil in it.


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Lol yeah good luck going into a "wormhole" and coming out alive.

Aliens live amongst you. We are here on a mission.

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Going to give Automata a go this weekend (rental). The preview looked hella better than I, Robot...but it seems that the trend these days is to show you the best 2 mins and 54 secs of the movie during the preview. :-/

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The Babadook had brilliant performances that are most likely going to annoy the shit out of you. Not your run-of-the-mill horror story but that's a pro in this case. It starts out as one but evolves into something else. The movie is more of a psychological thriller using horror elements. Best of all not a lot of cheap jump scares.






Fuckin right, this is now on Showbox. Gonna watch it tonight! Looking forward to Nightcrawler as well.


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So yeah The Babadook was really good, very fresh. Loved how the bleak, dreary colour palette created a sense of dread, and filled the scenes with overwhelming feelings of grief and despair. Really great set design. Great acting by the lead, and perfect casting of that kid, too.



Watching Attack the Block now. I'm not sure why I haven't seen it yet. Music by Basement Jaxx! How did I not know this??


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Going to give Automata a go this weekend (rental). The preview looked hella better than I, Robot...but it seems that the trend these days is to show you the best 2 mins and 54 secs of the movie during the preview. :-/


Eh, watched it. Not impressed. Definitely a rental only.

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No it's not; far from it lol.

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No it's not; far from it lol.


It's perfect in another dimension, see?

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I really enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy, good jokes too like the one with the leg

A Walk Among the Tombstones also is a good one.


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