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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Phil71 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:45 am

StLGooner wrote:Documentary on Netflix - Bob Lazar - Area 51 & Flying Saucers

Pretty convincing imo. If he's a liar, then he's the best liar in the world.


Ok I just watched it.

I dunno. It's either the biggest conspiracy ever, or Bob is a bit of a fruitcake. To be honest I ended up thinking either might be true.

But as Knapp said, "It's the easiest secret to keep...it's been exposed several times and nobody believes it."

Interesting documentary anyway.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby StLGooner » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:44 pm

Phil71 wrote:
StLGooner wrote:Documentary on Netflix - Bob Lazar - Area 51 & Flying Saucers

Pretty convincing imo. If he's a liar, then he's the best liar in the world.


Ok I just watched it.

I dunno. It's either the biggest conspiracy ever, or Bob is a bit of a fruitcake. To be honest I ended up thinking either might be true.

But as Knapp said, "It's the easiest secret to keep...it's been exposed several times and nobody believes it."

Interesting documentary anyway.




There are some real questions about his education which he could possibly be lying about, but also it isn't so far fetched to believe that the US Govt could try and could very easily erase anyone from existence.

But so far, according to many people Bob hasn't gotten a dime from this. He even went on the Joe Rogan podcast and refused to let them pay for his flight to LA or where that is. The money he received from this doc, he gave all to a science program at a local highschool. So then you have to ask, what would be the point in making all of this up?

I'm still up in the air with it all, but once you start getting into the whole UFO community, there just seems to be too much evidence, and also, now some Govt's are coming out and talking about this stuff, almost to the point of admitting it all. It's crazy man.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Phil71 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:50 pm

StLGooner wrote:
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StLGooner wrote:Documentary on Netflix - Bob Lazar - Area 51 & Flying Saucers

Pretty convincing imo. If he's a liar, then he's the best liar in the world.


Ok I just watched it.

I dunno. It's either the biggest conspiracy ever, or Bob is a bit of a fruitcake. To be honest I ended up thinking either might be true.

But as Knapp said, "It's the easiest secret to keep...it's been exposed several times and nobody believes it."

Interesting documentary anyway.




There are some real questions about his education which he could possibly be lying about, but also it isn't so far fetched to believe that the US Govt could try and could very easily erase anyone from existence.

But so far, according to many people Bob hasn't gotten a dime from this. He even went on the Joe Rogan podcast and refused to let them pay for his flight to LA or where that is. The money he received from this doc, he gave all to a science program at a local highschool. So then you have to ask, what would be the point in making all of this up?

I'm still up in the air with it all, but once you start getting into the whole UFO community, there just seems to be too much evidence, and also, now some Govt's are coming out and talking about this stuff, almost to the point of admitting it all. It's crazy man.


I'm a big X Files fan so I had a lot of sympathy with Bob as I watched it. :biggrin:

And that company said they had no record of him working for them but the researchers found out that not only had he worked for them, but he was a star employee!

But yeah the University thing. That's a tough one. But it doesn't mean he was lying about the other stuff.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby UFGN » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:59 pm

The Kid

Firstly its a charming film. The expressiveness of Jackie Coogan's acting at such a young age is amazing.

Secondly the more I learn about Charlie Chaplin the more im convinced he was superhuman. He wrote, directed and stared in most of his films, including this one. In The Great Dictator he did all that and composed most of the music. And all his films were hugely successful. Incredible

The Kid was made nearly 100 years ago btw
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Fenice » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:47 am

Angelito wrote:Phenomena (1985)

Cult classic for a reason.

I pretty much love most of Argento's works.


Same. Made his daughter a loon though didn’t he.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:21 am

Us

Dear God

One of the worst movies I've ever seen and definitely the least scary horror/thriller.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby themessiah » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:42 pm

Va-Va-Voom wrote:Us

Dear God

One of the worst movies I've ever seen and definitely the least scary horror/thriller.


Get Out, IT, and Us, are the only good newer horror movies. Conjuring series is poor, Hereditary was god awful, Midsommar looks f***ing terrible (not wasting money in that shit). Plots that keep you guessing and anxious for the characters are the only good horror movies.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby themessiah » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:48 pm

BTW I can’t wait to get higher then a f***ing kite and go see the GOATS new movie in a months time once upon a time in Hollywood. It’s gonna be fantastic



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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby GoonerJeff » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:13 pm

Angelito wrote:Phenomena (1985)

Cult classic for a reason.

I pretty much love most of Argento's works.

Ur the man! Love Argento!
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:37 am

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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Angelito » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:25 pm

Scorsese has never been my cup of tea. I don't know why. I admire him immensely but as Scorsese himself says about movies, his movies don't speak to me.

It's the same with Spielberg. ET is amongst my childhood favorites but his movies simply don't speak to me at a deeper level.

Out of American filmmakers from the 70s, the likes of Lynch, De Palma, Coppola, Carpenter, Altman, Corman, etc., have engaged me more than Scorsese or Spielberg.

My favorite Scorsese films, however, are After Hours and Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. Could watch either any day of the week.

Kubrick, in contrast, is a genius and is up there with Billy Wilder and Frank Capra as the greatest filmmakers who primarily made movies in America. He's perhaps the greatest American filmmaker of all time.

Kubrick's movies are so deep in thought even if the plot isn't the strongest aspect of his movies. He's amongst the filmmakers who experimented with the philosophy of the film medium the most. Of course, Kubrick's other counterpart in Russia, who did so, is arguably the greatest filmmaker born into Western thought.

All that said, I believe comparing filmmakers is a novice game as each great filmmaker has a distinct style and philosophy that is profound and exclusive.

I'd like to hear Zenith's perspective on this Kubrick vs Scorsese thing.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:01 pm

Who is Kubrick's Russian counterpart?

Also, I want to here your perspective on Kubrick vs Lynch, just because I know you'll be torn.

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As an aside I recently read that Kubrick declared Eraserhead to be his favorite movie.

That's high praise.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby DiamondGooner » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:58 am

Fenice wrote:Loved far from home. Nice comic book nods, tons of humor, adds Parker’s intelligence to Holland’s portrayal. What’s not to love? Girlfriend really enjoyed it. A+


Yeah I thought they did Mystero justice tbf the he's always seemed super powerful but its all fake kind of thing, they presented it in quite a clever way.

Tbh I'm not and never have been the biggest Spidey fan even back when I was a kid, but yes it was a decent movie for him.

Looking to see what they come up with for next year now, they made a ton of announcements for their new stuff.

Oh and Top Gun 2 next year ffs, I cannot wait for that sh*t, I love Top Gun, one of my all time favs.

You can say whatever you want about the 80's / 90's but god damn they knew how to invent new concepts for movies and then deliver.

I could do an entire list of films that had fk all CGI, no high tech just great acting and atmosphere popping off the screen ........... and its why all they do these days are rehash the Golden oldies.......... even Marvel movies are drawing on all the ideas of the comics from the last 50 years.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Zenith » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:21 am

Angelito wrote:I'd like to hear Zenith's perspective on this Kubrick vs Scorsese thing.


Scorsese is a master-story(t)(s)eller; he has a rare, some even claim an unrivalled knack for efficiently (and meticulously) selling highly compressed and lengthy information, whether visually or phonetically, without losing the viewer's attention, making most of his films more accessible and easier to assimilate for the casual film watcher.

Kubrick's films also contain a lot of information, but he tends to be more subtle, at times even cryptic, but the storytelling is less spoon-fed. Almost all of his films have a subtle, perceptive, underlying message, a study, his own personal philosophical take on humanity—often its dark side. In addition to being a deep thinker, his eye for detail and high regard for aesthetics make him a versatile genius, an eclectic visionary.
*Not everyone knows how heavily involved he was in the cinematography and other technical aspects of his films.

What Kubrick and Scorsese do have in common is that—other than the obvious fact that they are geniuses in their own way—and, despite using very dissimilar cinematic languages, both directors have managed to craft their own characteristic, distinct style which (for me) earns them a place among the most influential Silent Generation American filmmakers.

In case you were hoping if I had a strong personal preference and was going to elaborate in great detail as to why, I don't and therefore can't. I'd be lying to both you and myself, thus, I'm not sorry to have disappointed you. :P
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:48 pm

Zenith what do you think about Lynch?
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