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Bad Times at the El Royale

First, can we mention the redundancy of having “the” and “el” back to back in a film title?

I really enjoyed this film, but it defintely wasn’t what I was expecting. I thought the hotel was going to be some allegory of hell with the guests as guilty sinners and Chris Hemsworth as Lucifer. It was a lot more straightforward than that...

Instead it was more episodic and narrative bending with normal conventions and Chris Hemsworth as a Manson cult-of-personality. The problem is, there’s no drugs involved and his messiah has nothing to say - so he stands for nothing other than being a designated bad guy.

Other than misusing Thor, the film was a nice little genre entry.

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2 hours ago, appetite4illusions said:

Bad Times at the El Royale

First, can we mention the redundancy of having “the” and “el” back to back in a film title?

I really enjoyed this film, but it defintely wasn’t what I was expecting. I thought the hotel was going to be some allegory of hell with the guests as guilty sinners and Chris Hemsworth as Lucifer. It was a lot more straightforward than that...

Instead it was more episodic and narrative bending with normal conventions and Chris Hemsworth as a Manson cult-of-personality. The problem is, there’s no drugs involved and his messiah has nothing to say - so he stands for nothing other than being a designated bad guy.

Other than misusing Thor, the film was a nice little genre entry.

I watched this today in a double bill with Venom. Thought it was pretty good but about 30 minutes too long.

Venom was enjoyable too. Certainly better than the reviews would have you believe anyway.

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I went to the I max today to get nachos and hot dog and use the wifi. Scoping out new locations. A star is porn. 

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35 minutes ago, Juventino said:

My Cousin Vinny

Legit gangster movie. 

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Hitchcock marathon, mostly comprising his '40s/Selznick era stuff,

Waltzes from Vienna (1934)

Saboteur (1942)

Lifeboat (1944)

Aventure Malgache (1944, short)

Bon Voyage (1944, short)

Spellbound (1945)

Notorious (1946)

Frenzy (1972)

I have seen all these films (sans Waltzes and the shorts) many times, sufficing to say Notorious, Lifeboat and Frenzy are Hitch at his absolute best - indeed you could make an argument for Notorious being his greatest ever film and I wouldn't protest too much - Saboteur is high quality Hitch, Spellbound flawed Hitch, but it has its moments such as the gun-camera finale, and Waltzes excruciatingly awful.

PS

Oh Vertigo also.

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9 hours ago, lukepowell1988 said:

Blair Witch Project ( 1999 ) 

 

The original and best love that flick 

That was one of those movies I can only watch once....freaky movie lol.

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10 hours ago, marlingrl03 said:

That was one of those movies I can only watch once....freaky movie lol.

I love it such a well put together and original concept at the time 

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