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Let us know what you have been watching recently on the big and small screen. Excited about any upcoming releases? Doing anything fun this weekend? Simply sitting around in your underwear eating dang quesadillas while watching movies and endlessly scrolling through social media? Let us know below!
Here are some articles from this past week that we encourage you to check out and jump in (or start) the conversation.
Six Movies to Watch After ‘Joker’– Check out the SAW’s suggestions for films to watch after seeing Joker.
There is a lot of hype and controversy over Joker. Here are some places to talk about your perspective on the film:
‘Joker’ Spoiler Thread– A friendly reminder to go to the spoiler thread to discuss Joker more in-depth.
‘Joker’: Good Movie or Problematic? by Mitch Roush
What Lessons Will Hollywood Learn from ‘Joker’ by Billy Dhalgren
MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
“In Gotham City, mentally-troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: The Joker.”
I don’t want to talk too much about the film for those who haven’t seen it but I think it was brilliant. This is the kind of comic book movie I would like to see more of not only from DC but period. A unique singular vision with no expectations of outside movies. Joaquin Phoenix was fantastic and engaging throughout the entire film. I had one minuscule issue but it didn’t hurt the film at all. You can read about it in the Spoiler Thread. My first instinct is to give it a 5 out of 5 but that seems reactionary as right now I can’t find anything wrong with the film. (4.75/5)
The Furies (2019)
“A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.”
Not really any horror other than one intense scene after another while watching Anthony Hopkins slip into madness. Director Richard Attenborough does a good job of making you feel uncomfortable the entire film. (4/5)
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
“Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.“
It has been a while since I had seen this and man, the first half of this movie was more entertaining than I remember. It had a decent pace and the characters were introduced nicely, but then it fell apart Zombie was a little too heavy-handed with his gimmicks. It was a slog the rest of the way. Otis, Baby and Captain Spaulding were still great characters though. (2.85/5)
SHOWS WATCHED THIS WEEK
Creepshow S1.3 “All Hallows Eve/The Man in the Suitcase”
Now, this is what I am talking about. Both of these were simple stories told really well. There was just enough mystery to make these fun and keep you guessing.
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