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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #9795 on: October 11, 2017, 02:34:47 PM »
Blade Runner 2049: 9/10. Loved the female "terminator" skin job. It's long. But cuts would also turn this into an action movie, I think. This ain't. Lots of criticism about sexism and racism. Yeah, no black or Asian people to any extent. Not sure about the sexism complaints. Men are going to use AI and robots to create sex bots that cater to their whim and stroke their egos.

No black or Asian sex bots?  I can't imagine a harem of mono-racial sexbots.

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #9796 on: October 11, 2017, 02:40:07 PM »
Blade Runner 2049: 9/10. Loved the female "terminator" skin job. It's long. But cuts would also turn this into an action movie, I think. This ain't. Lots of criticism about sexism and racism. Yeah, no black or Asian people to any extent. Not sure about the sexism complaints. Men are going to use AI and robots to create sex bots that cater to their whim and stroke their egos.

No black or Asian sex bots?  I can't imagine a harem of mono-racial sexbots.
To me, the sexism comes from the fact that we only see the commodification of straight male sexuality.
Are there no gay men in this world who would want to spend money on replicant sex workers?
In fact, we know that women can occupy positions of power so why is it that we dont see their preferences expressed commercially?
Joi seems to only come in one idealised model if we are to believe the holographic billboard. You can "hear" what you want, but they have made a very bold assumption about what you want to 'see'.
Now maybe in this alternate future timeline where atari is a huge bramd, the alt right and MRA's won the social debate. But even if thats the case, this is what the film maker chose to envisage.
And even outside of the world itself, we have one of hollywoods most desireable men and see less of him than we did of Starlord, but more of every female character bar one or two, than we really needed to.
This isnt shaming the appreciation of other humans for sexually aesthetic reasons, its pointing out that the sliver of people who were catered to in this respect is very narrow.

And thats sexist.
But its still a good film.

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #9797 on: October 11, 2017, 08:43:21 PM »
The women are also pretty single note in their roles, and it definitely is engineered for the male gaze. Setting that aside, it really is a powerful film, though maybe a little late on the themes explored so thoroughly and well in Westworld.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #9798 on: October 11, 2017, 08:45:41 PM »

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #9799 on: October 12, 2017, 12:20:02 AM »

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The movie and book are so different that I don't they should be compared. Note that I have never read the novel but that is what people have told me.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #9800 on: October 12, 2017, 01:34:43 AM »
V for Vendetta 8/10
First time I have watched it since Trump got in office. While I don't think we are close to something like what happened there, I am less inclined to believe in the robust nature of the United States to believe that the US collapsing is as impossible as I once thought. 
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #9801 on: October 12, 2017, 09:51:59 AM »
Headhunters (2011, Norway), English subtitled. 8.5/10. Some very creepy stuff, some big surprises. An art thief gets more trouble than he bargained for when he goes after the big score, a Rubens.
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« Reply #9802 on: October 12, 2017, 02:13:55 PM »
The Nice Guys - 7/10

Funny and well-acted.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #9803 on: October 12, 2017, 02:15:58 PM »

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The movie and book are so different that I don't they should be compared. Note that I have never read the novel but that is what people have told me.
Yes, in terms of story they are quite different, but the underlying themes are similar, and this plays directly to the underlying theme about humanity. More human than a human, after all. Who can tell the difference?
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #9804 on: October 13, 2017, 12:12:04 PM »
Are there no gay men in this world who would want to spend money on replicant sex workers?

To be fair, they did have a scene where a woman customer seemed to be trying to buy some sex bots for her own uses.

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why is it that we dont see their preferences expressed commercially?

It may just be everyone sees something different?

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #9805 on: October 13, 2017, 12:29:22 PM »
Sushi Girl. 9/10. Some extreme violence, very difficult to watch. I came close to turning it off. But very well made. Six and a half years before the start of the movie, a diamond heist went wrong. Now the bag man from the heist, who took the fall and refused to rat out his companions, is released from prison, and the gang leader has called the whole gang in to try to find out where the diamonds are. The gang leader is a fan of Japanese culture, and in emulation of the Yakuza, has set the stage by having a beautiful naked woman covered in sushi lie on a table, with orders to not move or respond in any way, no matter what she sees or hears. The gang members are to eat the sushi from the woman's body as they try to sort out the matter of the diamonds. The ending took me very much by surprise.

Excellent acting. Recommended, if you can handle some pretty gory violence.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #9806 on: October 13, 2017, 12:47:38 PM »
Excellent acting. Recommended, if you can handle some pretty gory violence.
Worse than Reservoir Dogs?
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #9807 on: October 13, 2017, 01:28:09 PM »
Excellent acting. Recommended, if you can handle some pretty gory violence.
Worse than Reservoir Dogs?

I don't remember that as gory at all.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #9808 on: October 13, 2017, 02:01:44 PM »
Excellent acting. Recommended, if you can handle some pretty gory violence.
Worse than Reservoir Dogs?

Yes. Unless I'm misremembering Reservoir Dogs. Sushi Girl is not gory throughout, and most of the movie is not gory. But the gory part is pretty bad. Maybe not as bad as Hostel. But pretty cringe-worthy. I would not call it gratuitous, however. It's an integral part of the story.

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The characters are very well played, though, and quite believable.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #9809 on: October 13, 2017, 02:08:53 PM »
Excellent acting. Recommended, if you can handle some pretty gory violence.
Worse than Reservoir Dogs?

I don't remember that as gory at all.
Neither do I, but I was our medic's assistant.
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