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Old Yesterday, 04:03 AM   #57211
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i don't think i've read a single book where the main character is the bad guy. shit lets think. but yeah complete in theory the above quote is on point.
Only ones I can think of are Trainspotting (sort of) and Filth (sort of), but the protagonists there aren't exactly clear cut bad guys, they're just bad people due to their circumstances.
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Old Yesterday, 05:22 AM   #57212
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id say the characters in those novels are flawed but i wouldnt say straight up bad or anything

actually na the main guy from filth is a cunt
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Towards the end the book makes you sympathise with him much more than the film does, but yep he's still a bellend.
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Old Yesterday, 09:13 AM   #57214
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never read any of welshs stuff, will have to get round to it
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Old Yesterday, 09:33 AM   #57215
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As long as you don't have a problem reading Scottish dialect, you should be fine.
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Old Yesterday, 03:10 PM   #57216
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watched the dark knight w/ my gf last wk wooo
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Old Yesterday, 03:12 PM   #57217
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San Andreas

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Old Yesterday, 03:19 PM   #57218
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gf said she really liked tdk when should I propose
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Prolly after you've bought the ring.
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Old Yesterday, 08:11 PM   #57220
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Was on the CW last night. I didn't tune in from the beginning but I saw most of the last half.

I give it 5 mehs / 10 mehs.

Would recommend but also say don't be heartbroken if you miss it. However, I like Roy Scheider. We're going to need a bigger boat!
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Old Yesterday, 09:59 PM   #57221
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Yeah he's a good actor.
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Old Yesterday, 10:01 PM   #57222
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You can never go wrong with Roy Scheider.

Unless it's Roy Scheider in a romance movie.

Can you imagine a big, burly shark-killer making love to a woman?

Yuck.

That would be like a lumberjack writing poetry. It would be awful. I'm going to go vomit now.
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Aw, so you know the Roy Scheider catalog, then?

I watched all the Jaws films as a kid, four or five in total I think. I probably rented them one by one from Blockbuster during the one weekend a month I spent with my dad. We watched some great cinema during those days, around 1999-2000.
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I'm burnt out on films. Anything after maybe 2003. Special effects aren't better than they were ten years ago. They're all digital creations and don't look real.

Before all that, the studios made up for it with great acting and a script, and compelling narrative.

You don't get that any more.

Also, most of the great stars are gone and there's new ones all the time. Studios refuse to pay $20 million for an a-list celebrity.
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gf said she really liked tdk when should I propose
when you untie her and she decides not to run away
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I'm burnt out on films. Anything after maybe 2003. Special effects aren't better than they were ten years ago. They're all digital creations and don't look real.

Before all that, the studios made up for it with great acting and a script, and compelling narrative.

You don't get that any more.

Also, most of the great stars are gone and there's new ones all the time. Studios refuse to pay $20 million for an a-list celebrity.
I know how you feel, but check Nightcrawler.
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I'm burnt out on films. Anything after maybe 2003. Special effects aren't better than they were ten years ago. They're all digital creations and don't look real.

Before all that, the studios made up for it with great acting and a script, and compelling narrative.

You don't get that any more.
The trick is to dig just a little deeper. There's so many good things happening around the world in film right now. Roy Andersson just capped a brilliant cinematic trilogy this past year with Pigeon Sat on a Branch. Alex Ross Perry's bringing a nice bitter edge to the twee American indie scene, while Joe Swanberg's supplying the casual weight of lived in relationships.

Sion Sono's recent two: "Tokyo Tribe" and "Why Don't You Play in Hell?" are even more batshit fun in their camp excess than usual (which is already a lot). The Raid films bring back all the impressive extended action set pieces with an additional sense of brutality that goes further than almost anything else with some of the most visceral fight sequences ever filmed. A ton of recent Jake Gyllenhaal films are stupendous, with stupendous performances (Nightcrawler, Prisoners, Enemy). Kim Ki-Duk's in the process of returning to his fucked up psychosexual roots with stuff like Moebius and Pieta, the former also incorporating his "film without dialogue" conceit.

Drive and Only God Forgives are slick masterpieces of style, albeit in very different ways, with Drive an arthouse adrenaline kick and OGF both more ponderous and more disturbing. A Field in England is a demented black and white psychedelic nightmare of the highest (pun intended) order. Hong Sang-Soo delivers time and again with some of the most unassuming pictures of mundane lives of the average person that nonetheless manage over their runtimes to portray rich psychological layers to the characters to an extent that is nearly unmatched.

Adam Wingard is giving modern updates to retro horror/thriller genres with some of the most purely entertaining and crowdpleasing genre pictures in God knows how long. Oslo, August 31st is a quietly devastating depiction of social isolation that is compassionate enough about its characters to display it as a simple byproduct of a man who life has left behind without anyone to blame.

Holy Motors is a brilliant commentary on performance in life and art that also brings hysterical humor to the surrealist arthouse picture. Post Tenebras Lux has the saddest cover version of a Neil Young song ever. The Turin Horse is one of the absolute greatest films ever made.

That's only scratching the surface (and only including things from the current decade alone) So many brilliant things are happening in so many different areas and styles and genres that it's a shame to lump everything post-2003 into an "Eh, not as good as it used to be" barrel.
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yeah VF that post was just so ignorant. sure a lot of mainstream big budget films are like that but there's still plenty of fantastic movies being released these days.
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Summer blockbuster movies were pretty weak this year, the only exception being Fury Road which might be the best film so far this year. Age Of Ultron was a massive disappointment and Jurassic World was meh (which is worse than being awful).

You have to dig deeper.
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rewatched the dark knight rises over the weekend, was way better than i remembered
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