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[–] TheKillerRabbit 2 points 35 points (+37|-2) ago 

Interstellar; it made me think about humanity's existence and also made me really into space.

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[–] laancelot 2 points 12 points (+14|-2) ago 

They didn't put us here, we brought ourselves here

Speak about visionary science-fiction. For all the flac Interstellar gets, I am happy I saw it, as it's the kind of science-fiction that gives hope, not only dystopic despair or a nice fight in a futuristic setting.

Also: I think Interstellar is the "2001: a space odyssey" of this generation of cinematographer.

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[–] mamwad 3 points 6 points (+9|-3) ago 

2001 is a much better movie. The characters weren't forced into the awkward position of explaining everything to the audience, it didn't wrap everything in a nice little bow at the end, and it didn't try to shoehorn in some wishy washy "love transcends all" nonsense.

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[–] mamwad 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I just can't get into a movie that beats you over the head with explanations and pretty much has all the actors verbally announce their motivations for doing xyz. I understand why Nolan does it, but if you want to make smart movies maybe you shouldn't try to dumb them down for mass appeal.

The best recent sci-fi I've seen is Under the Skin, directed by Jonathan Glazer. It's well acted and shot, has an incredible soundtrack, and is extremely moving if you're not afraid of movies that make you think.

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[–] nakachiri 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Interstellar made me cry like a bitch. The score alone is also amazing to listen to. It's a beautifully organic and human film. Aside from the gorgeous visuals and inspiring sci-fi, for me, the film really sealed the idea of what loving someone truly is about and portrayed that there are different forms of love (and their pitfalls when it's not true).

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[–] philomath [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Sounds interesting...I'll have to check that out.

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[–] Reow 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago 

I know it's clichéd, but I would have to say the nihilistic aspects of Fight Club.

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[–] philomath [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Great book and adapted well to the big screen. I'm with you on this one.

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[–] Scimitar66 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Anyone who hasn't checked out Chuck Palahniuk definitely, definitely should. He is a fantastic writer who draws me in like nobody else. I'd absolutely suggest "Survivor" as a follow-up to Fight Club.

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[–] HST 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

It was originally a story written for the Rolling Stones magazine, and then was made into a book, and then was made into a movie. It stuck out to me because the first few times I watched it high as fuck and couldn't even figure out what the story was supposed to be. After I watched it sober I realized that's kind of the point.

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[–] Reow 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I had the exact same experience with this film! Every time I watched it I was on acid and had trouble following it (but it was fun). I recently watched it without drugs and found the plot!

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[–] philomath [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I love movies like that - stuff that's not so formulaic. Great stuff.

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[–] Soiedujour 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

For me the story is this: 2 Best Friends go on a drug fueled rampage via fast cars, guns, lying, and fraud. This starts at one hotel with the best of intentions to cover a race, and ends with the destruction of another hotel halfway across town.

The whole story revolves around how these two friends look out for each other while one of them is fucking gone burgers on drugs. You'll notice that there's nearly zero time when both of them are so out of wack neither can function; except after the devil ether, but that was on purpose to get into the circus.

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[–] HST 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'm not saying the plot is impossible to pin down, I'm saying it was almost impossible to find it while high.

Hunter couldn't figure out what the plot was supposed to be either, especially on drugs. He ended up writing a long-winded first person account because that was his style of journalism.

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[–] mamwad 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Along with that part of the story is Thompson's scathing commentary on American culture. That part isn't emphasized in the film but the story is about the death of the American Dream.

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[–] BlueHats 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

watched it high as fuck and couldn't even

Which makes this so appropriate

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[–] dryitmat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm terrified but fascinated.

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[–] mytealeaf 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Total Recall.

The scene of three-breasted prostitute flashing her chest

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[–] fatpeoplesuck 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago 

We don't talk about the remake it does not exist.

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[–] mytealeaf 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Total Recall (1990)

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[–] TheBrokenWorld 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

The Matrix actually had a profound impact on how I viewed the world.

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[–] philomath [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I love the matrix. It's a default movie whenever I just need something to watch.

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[–] AnTi90d 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

The Transformers movie from 1986.

The main character, Optimus Prime, died.

That movie fucked my elementary school mind up.

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[–] Alt46 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I can still remember the night my father let me stay up late and watch the original 1933 King Kong movie with him. I was 4 years old, and he was babysitting while my mom did a night shift. I absolutely loved the film, and we were totally into it. Then they fucking murdered Kong right in front of Fay Wray. "Why did they do that?" Instant tears, my dad picked me up trying to console me, and in walks my mom. It's after midnight, and not only am I not in bed I'm bawling inconsolably. I think she still hasn't forgiven him. I loved that movie though, and I loved my dad for explaining it to me afterwards.

I highly recommend watching it, especially the unedited gory version, just not with your 4 year old while your wife is on the night shift and you're supposed to be reading Dr. Seuss.

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[–] dregan 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

spoilers!

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[–] JohnAZoidberg 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Idiocracy. It made me really look at media and realize how stupid things are getting, and I realized it is probably going to continue to get worse.

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[–] macleod2486 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You mean more commercialized and automated, which in turn is a bit dumb....

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[–] laancelot 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Dredd is what I like to call a movie "without presumptions". They don't save the world or anything, it's basically "one day in the life of Judge Dredd". They do a n uncomplicated story, and they do it right.

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