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@JohnnyShoulder Yeah, despite loving all that nonsense, I agree with you. I'd never objectively state that it's as good as, or better than, my favourite Batman films, but I'd include it in a personal Top Five list purely for the variety. There's certainly never been a bat-film quite like it.

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Ralizah

First trailer for the Detective Pikachu movie. It actually looks like it might work...

Also saw Bohemian Rhapsody recently. Wonderful movie, especially if you love Queen's music. Rami Malek is fantastic as Freddie Mercury, and I got proper Citizen Kane vibes from the film as the lonely Mercury stalked around his huge house, flaunting money and throwing parties to hide his inner loneliness and turmoil.

Saw The Grinch as well. It has some issues that go along with any movie that tries to turn a short Dr. Seuss poem into a feature length film, but it's funny, touching, and is a pretty good version of the story. Certainly better than that live-action abomination with Jim Carrey.

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jacobia

Watched my Hereditary blu-ray for the first time last night. Mind blown 🤯. Just incredible. My new favourite horror movie.

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Ralizah

@jacobia It's my favorite of the A24 horror movies released of late. The twist at the end is very unexpected, but cool in a very old-school sort of way.

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jacobia

@kyleforrester87 Not yet, but I’m very keen to! I subscribe to Shudder, and I had an email from them a few weeks ago stating that it was coming soon to their service......can’t wait!

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jacobia

@Ralizah Yep, all the revelations at the end, putting perspective to all the beats of the story 🤯. The daughter’s scene 🤯🤯!! Awesome score and sound design too. And Toni Collette must surely get an Oscar nomination, by god what an actress! So much skill and craft from all involved in this movie.

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JohnnyShoulder

@jacobia @Ralizah I heard Hereditary was a bit meh, but will add it to my Cinema Paridiso list after your recommendations!

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jacobia

@JohnnyShoulder I hope you enjoy Hereditary. Have you seen The Witch? It’s a slow burn, I really enjoyed it, Hereditary is slow burn but it’s sooo much better imo. It’s difficult when a movie, particularly a horror one, gets so much hype, as you then naturally have a preconceived mindset before seeing it. So because of that, I don’t want to gush at you about it, as that’s my experience. So just for perspective, I’ll just give you an insight into my horror fandom, it being my favourite genre. I like every sort of sub-genre within horror, although I tend to gravitate towards the more supernatural themed ones. I like jump scares, and I like slow burn psychological. I like a movie I can enjoy watching and then forget all about it. I like a movie that gets under my skin and stays in my mind. And I don’t mind well worn tropes, either. So I guess it all must come down to how effective the execution is of all the disparate parts to gel into a cohesive whole, as well as a viewer’s desire and awareness of the movie they’re going to see, to buy into the story being presented.
Hereditary isn’t for everybody (is any movie?), but it’s got under my skin in a great way (I’ve watched so many spoiler breakdown vids on YouTube since watching it), and it’ll absolutely have repeat viewings.

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JohnnyShoulder

@jacobia Yeah saw The Witch, thought it was pretty good but not outstanding. The young actress I expect big things from her.

Cheers for not over hyping Hereditary, I've gone into many a film when people have done that and it has been a disappointment. It is one of the reasons I only watch any reviews until after I've watched a film. I think some of the films I've enjoyed the most is when I've had little or low expectations beforehand.

I don't think I have a favourite sub-genre in horror, but my favourite film of all time is Alien so maybe that says a lot about my preferences!

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jacobia

@JohnnyShoulder Don’t know if you subscribe to Netflix, but if I may, I’d like to recommend a few horrors....
The Invitation, Hush (only watched 3rd of it: late at night, on holiday and drunk, fell asleep 😴), and if you like found footage, there’s Creep and Creep 2. Hush is from Mike Flanagan, the guy who did Netflix’s The Haunting Of Hill House (loved it).
Any movie recommendations would be gratefully received, and please let me know when you’ve watched Hereditary 👍

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kyleforrester87

@jacobia enjoy, I really liked it. It was perhaps not quite what I expected, but other things made up for a few of the shortcomings I thought it had. The soundtrack in particular is awesome from start to finish.

I saw it twice because to be honest I was a bit (very) wasted the first time I watched it. But it's really been stuck in my head these past couple of weeks.

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kyleforrester87

@JohnnyShoulder @jacobia I saw The Witch a few months go and I really enjoyed it actually. A friend told me it sucked but his opinions are always so all over the place (he might have hated it because the pizza he ordered while he was watching it arrived late, for example), so I went in determined to give it a fair crack and yeah, I thought it was good.

Hereditary is next up on my to watch list, and then A Quiet Place. About the only recommendation I have for films I have seen recently other than Mandy is Split.

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jacobia

kyleforrester87 wrote:

@jacobia enjoy, I really liked it. It was perhaps not quite what I expected, but other things made up for a few of the shortcomings I thought it had. The soundtrack in particular is awesome from start to finish.

I saw it twice because to be honest I was a bit (very) wasted the first time I watched it. But it's really been stuck in my head these past couple of weeks.

Are you talking about Hereditary?🤣

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JohnnyShoulder

@jacobia Cheers for the recommendations, yeah I sub to Netflix. Not totally crazy about found footage stuff, but I'm willing to give anything a go really (unless it is a musical or rom com). It did like Cloverfield, that could be classed as a guilty pleasure though, I know some people thought it was trash. As for recommendations from myself, ones of the top of my head are Annihilation - something to get you thinking and some scenes really freaked me out. And not strictly a horror and more in the vein of Seven is Wind River. I had pretty low expectations but I was really impressed with it and Jeremy Renner gives a career best imo with a very understated performance. Both are on Netflix.

@kyleforrester87 A Quiet Place is a really effective horror. Weird seeing in the Cinema too. Split is awesome, I believe the sequel is out soon in the cinemas. Same actress as The Witch too.

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jacobia

@kyleforrester87 Oh my lord! What a burk! I honestly thought you were commenting on me saying that I’d watched Hereditary! Hence why I quoted your whole post, because I was thinking “well that’s silly, mr kyleforrester87, you’ve not mentioned what movie your talking about...”. BUT, you were replying to me mentioning that Mandy is coming to Shudder.....nothing to do with Hereditary 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️😳🥵😝

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jacobia

@JohnnyShoulder Loved Cloverfield! Funny story: I knew it was found footage, was super hyped for it, so said to the hubby ‘let’s go see it at the cinema!’. This was the first time we’d watched a found footage film together.....it was also the last! I had no idea that he’d experience severe motion sickness when watching it. He was only in there with me for about 20 minutes tops before he had to quick march it to the toilets to puke 🤮. He went home and I stayed in the cinema.
Watched Annihilation, great movie with a great ending. The oil-on-water look that the shimmer had was a cool looking effect too. I’ve not seen Wind River, so I’ll add it to my list. Thanks 👍

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jacobia

@kyleforrester87 Go on! Enter my mindmaze........swirlwhirlywoo!!!

Just make sure you bring a big ball of string, my dear Theseus 🤪

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