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This is a very remarkable film, and I wish that I could see it in theater and not on a 17 inch laptop. Maybe i will watch it again on my 65 inch tv and sound system. I'm a 29 year old movie watcher, and I just now got around to watching this great film. This film really deserves to be seen in theater whenever I or anyone else gets a chance. The cinematography is fantastic and this story is real and heartfelt.
1 day 4 hours ago
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     This 2000 film falls short for me despite the film having a small cult following. Its plot, characters, and tropes are sickly derivative in the eyes of a 2022 viewer like myself; however both the alien races, and the general art direction are enjoyable. Maybe for 2000 this film was special, and it sparks interest in sci-fi media for kids and young teens of that time. I was 7 when this film debuted, and I probably would have enjoyed Titan AE if I had seen it in theaters or at home on VHS.

    The cast and voice acting are high quality. Also, some of the CGI is great for 2000, but it seems misplaced or misfitting a lot of time. Somewhere about halfway through the movie the plot falls apart like a fraying rope. There are so many possible directions the story could have led, but the writers chose a bland and uninspiring path.

    As of Nov 27, 2022 this film is free to watch on YouTube. Alphabet likely has exhaustive, digital libraries containing nearly every film, tv series, book, song, album, recording, scans of art, and so on. If only they could flip a switch and release the torrential waterfall of media without copyright and license laws gouging them for legal fees. What a world we could live in. At least we have this for free on YouTube.
1 day 7 hours ago
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I feel like there was a tremendous potential in the concept of the film, but it falls short in many ways. Too many times my suspension of disbelief felt like it was broken by bad, lazy writing. Noomi Rapace was wonderful. She helped me feel connected to the sisters despite most of the sisters being hard to differentiate.

Two things stick out as oddly poor writing to me. First is the lack of overwhelming force from the "bad guys" early on. Second is Glenn Close's character's rationalization about hiding the fact about the existence of 30 year old septuplets from the public. Whatever, guys. It's just a poorly written sci-fi movie.
3 weeks 2 days ago
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This series is very rich and positive in a humanitarian manner. It's like "How It's Made" (tv series) is for manufacturing things and Explained is polite discourse on cultural topics. Vox made this series. I highly recommend this series if you're a Humanist who wants to understand yourself and the people around us.
1 month ago
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If you "enjoyed" this movie, then checkout Eraserhead (1977) by David Lynch. Both movies are about the potential horror of parenthood depicted in sureal style.
1 month ago
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This is maybe my first Tollywood movie that I've ever watched, and I enjoyed the heck out of it. Some scenes are beyond imaginable for me. You might see things in this movie that you've never seen or imagined before. This film is very patriotic. I always had a strong sympathy for the Indian people because the American Colonies also had to fight off the British.
1 month ago
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Smile is a solid horror movie. It's in the similar vein of horror as It Follows (2014), Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and The Ring (2002). Maybe there are too many jump scares, but overall it's a fine horror movie.

I could easily imagine sequels or prequels for this movie. Jack (the young boy) and Joel (detective and ex boyfriend) could have sequels. The prisoner named Robert could get a prequel.

It's nice that the monster isn't over-explained. It's just some kind of evil, haunting, possessive thing.
1 month 1 week ago
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I really like this pop-science exploration of Infinity. There's a sizeable crew of mathematicians, physicists, and philosophers who are all interviewed on the topic of Infinity. This movie is full of really beautiful animations. It strongly supports a positive and humanitarian perspective of the universe. The plot kind of jumps around, and the exploration is broken up in about 10 chapters which are loosely related to each other. These chapters attempt to help build a holistic perspective on infinity and how humanity & the universe fit beside and inside Infinity.
1 month 1 week ago
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KuroSawWhat said everything that needs to be said except maybe 3 other, less important notes.

I felt like there was a lack of sexualization. This is maybe a good thing. The warrior women were treated very respectfully in this movie. The common, peasant(?) women were also shown in a respectful manner. Also, the royal women were depicted in a very respectful manner.

This movie almost doesn't sell sex appeal except for one, major exception: Malik. He's depicted as the sexual element of the film. I'm not against this, but I just felt like it was kind of funny—his depiction almost jarringly sticks out in an otherwise non-sexualized film. The king is also really attractive too, but he's not a sexual symbol like Malik. Overall, I'm trying to say that this movie was surprisingly tasteful except for maybe the male eye candy, aka Malik.

The second note I'll mention is about accents. Let me say that I enjoyed the accents, and I understood—perfectly well—everything being said in English. I don't know the historical accuracy of these accents, but it felt genuine to me. OTOH, one of my friends who watched The Woman King playfully complained that he needed subtitles. This friend learned English as a second language when he was 15. On a personal note about myself, I've worked with a few Nigerian guys and I grew very used to their accent. This movie made me remember them, and I miss working with them; although, their accents are very distinct from the accent(s?) in this movie. Overall, I'm trying to say that the accents were interesting and they sounded genuine to me.

A small third note: the slavery depicted in this film reminded me of Cloud Atlas. Maybe, if you enjoyed this film, then you might want to check out one of my favorite films, named Cloud Atlas, because it has a very similar feeling about slavery, and how we ought to fight against it.

As I mentioned in the beginning, KuroSawWhat gives an excellent comment about the important parts of this film. I'm just adding a few more notes. If I could, then I would reply to his comment with this comment. KuroSawWhat did a proper job.
2 months 1 week ago
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After several years and several rewatches, I realized this is one of my favorite movies. Tarantino and his crew made a wonderful and enjoyable movie.
7 months 1 week ago
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I'm born in 1993, and the older I get, the more beautiful this movie becomes. Really, it's an amazing movie. I might be a stinky atheist, but this movie really touches my soul. I get that John Coffee is "JC" like Jesus Christ, but I think this movie works on a humanist level too, and we don't need religion to understand & appreciate this film.
7 months 2 weeks ago
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I think about this movie surprisingly often when I consider the real world around me and my relationships with everyone. Hopefully my gf and I can live a life that's full of love for a long time and eventually face death when it comes—just as everyone else must.

If you liked this movie, then please check out About Time (2013) and Cloud Atlas (2012). All three of these movies got mixed critical reception, but I feel like they're really great movies. About Time focuses on the relationships a boy has on his journey to full-on adulthood: it's a healthy blend of rom-com, drama, and scifi. Cloud Atlas is about the beautiful way our lives fit together through space & time. Cloud Atlas is almost 3 hours long and has 6 different timelines, so you need to be prepared to watch this movie closely and you might need to rewatch it.

As ChrisReynolds in this comment section noted: the ending of "Seeking..." is a bit similar to Melancholia (2011). Both movies end with the protagonists getting wiped out by a bright, celestial body; however, I find "Seeking..." to be far more relatable and personal. Melancholia is emotionally cold & distant. "Seeking..." remains much more optimistic about the human condition, and how we're all stuck in this absurd & indifferent universe. I believe optimistic nihilism is more preferable to me than depressive nihilism. I may as well laugh & smile, and love my absurd life while it lasts.

Kurt Vonnnegut and I would agree about Seeking's main point: "A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved."
11 months ago
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It may build a cult following. A few very impressive scenes happen and the mental game is fun for some audience members.

I read all three books. There's so much content in this universe that could be beautiful on screen. The trilogy is really great if you don't mind being hopelessly lost in a dark & cosmic sense of horror. Area X, aka the shimmer in the movie, is a cosmic, alien entity which escapes all understanding. Also, the Southern Reach, the science facility briefly shown in the movie, is a complicated territory of lies and spies.

If you approach this movie or the books like a puzzle that can be solved, then you will be frustrated and disappointed. It's a mystery to be played with and having a solution will only spoil the fun.

I'm a little disappointed that the 900 page trilogy is smashed into less than 2 hours of film. The movie is a kind of trailer for the books. Maybe the movie compliments the books. Overall I recommend both the movie and the books if you like sci-fi.
1 year 5 months ago
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As a young kid in the 90's I watched this movie over and over until the VHS tape stretched... it drove my older sister mad long before that happened!
I can still remember images of those cats.
I'm kinda lonely being the only one to check this video.
8 years 9 months ago
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It may have been because I was about 8 at the time, but this movie scared the crap out of me. Also, it's the only werewolf movie I ever recall being scared by. It's the reason I was afraid to be alone in the woods at night when I was a kid. I would imagine "Ginger Snap" was lurking nearby.
8 years 9 months ago
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This movie reminded me of Akira (1988).
8 years 9 months ago
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I'm a fan of the books and I was severely disappointed with this movie.
8 years 9 months ago
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