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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #575 on: October 23, 2015, 07:03:26 AM »
Watched this excellent free movie online on YouTube, a couple of nights back: "41" (2012)
- Full Movie - 1080p - Time Travel Film PG13

I finally got to it.  Like Primer it figured out a way to avoid spending on special effects.  But Primer was more fun for techies.  You had to watch it a few times to pick up the conversation and the references to the physics involved etc..

In this flick the hole to the past is just there.

Spoiler
Not to give the plot away, I was a bit disappointed that the resolution turned out to be that one copy of the protagonist was satisfied to sacrifice his own life experience to make sure another copy of himself found happiness.  It seems a bit unlikely as who just volunteers to live a crummy life just so his twin brother can have it made in the shade?  But Time Travel stuff is always interesting.




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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #576 on: October 23, 2015, 07:42:01 AM »
But that was the "What if?".
What if:
  • You were going to kill your own girlfriend;
  • You could only go back in time;
  • You couldn't fix it for yourself (too many impossible anomalies);
  • But you maybe could fix it for yourself in another, separate time-stream?

The hero was smart enough to seek the advice of other thinkers/scientists and, despite his efforts to the contrary, he realised that it was an impossible objective to fix it for himself. So he changed the objective and worked within the constraints of inter-dimensional time-travel.
I thought that was pretty nifty SF.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #577 on: October 23, 2015, 08:09:58 AM »
But that was the "What if?".
What if:
  • You were going to kill your own girlfriend;
  • You could only go back in time;
  • You couldn't fix it for yourself (too many impossible anomalies);
  • But you maybe could fix it for yourself in another, separate time-stream?

The hero was smart enough to seek the advice of other thinkers/scientists and, despite his efforts to the contrary, he realised that it was an impossible objective to fix it for himself. So he changed the objective and worked within the constraints of inter-dimensional time-travel.
I thought that was pretty nifty SF.

To me someone who went to all that effort, like never sleeping in how many hours while ducking under the floorboard again and again to go back in time 12 hours at a time, would at least have tried one or two things rather than just accepting the limitation of time travel direction.  For example, he never even tries lying under the floor face down to see if that moves him in the opposite direction.

Also what happens to all these twins he has flying around?  Do they create a softball team of clones?  Like Joe Shmoe playing all 9 positions and managing versus the high school girl's softball team?  :)

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #578 on: October 24, 2015, 02:12:23 AM »
OH MY FREAKING CRIPES ALMIGHTY~!

This is just 1,000,000 degrees of awesomeness~!



It's got:

  • 9/11
  • Conspiracies
  • Back to the Future (the movie)
  • Funky wildness
  • "Concentrating collective consciousness onto a single space-time focal point" (Just how friggin' awesome is that???)
  • And so much MOAR~!

And it's in the friggin' WASHINGTON POST!!!


At under 13 minutes (11 minutes after the credits), this is going to be one of the best/wonkiest films you've seen in forever!

I've got $5 in DC credits for anyone* that watches it and isn't one of:

  • Entertained
  • Freaked out a bit
  • Saying to themselves, "WTF did I just watch???"

(* Must have >50 posts and have posted in this thread before. Max 4 people.)

And that's why the wonky, freaky stuff always has a place~! :P ;D


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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #579 on: October 24, 2015, 02:29:17 AM »
Ok... So I go outside for a smoke, and I trip across this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ancelled-in-malaysia

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Love and Sex with Robots conference cancelled in Malaysia


The Love and Sex with Robots conference due to be held in Malaysia has been cancelled by police for being "illegal".

The annual event, which was supposed to go ahead on 16 November, was called "ridiculous" by police chief Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

There was "nothing scientific about having sex with machines," he said.

An apology has since been posted on the event organiser's website, loveandsexwithrobots.org.

It said the cancellation was because of "circumstances beyond our control.

"The conference will definitely not be held anywhere in Malaysia.

"We deeply apologise to any person or any authority which has felt offence in any way," a statement said.

More at the link.

But did I call it or what???

Cherry 2000 is about technology, human sexuality, freewill, and companionship. Lots for people to lose their minds over in that film. But nobody is losing their minds and freaking out in this thread.

:P

You don't get to have art and have it divorced from politics or social issues. That's what good art is about -- something to make you think.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately - "41"
« Reply #580 on: October 24, 2015, 02:59:35 AM »
...Also what happens to all these twins he has flying around?  Do they create a softball team of clones?  Like Joe Shmoe playing all 9 positions and managing versus the high school girl's softball team?  :)
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Well, I think they're not "clones" per se, it's simply that they cease to exist in their own timeline as they go through the hole in the floor and enter a parallel universe's timeline where they probably already have a near-duplicate, but if the duplicate has already gone back in time (or is about to), then that's 2 of them out of their native timelines, and so on. The plot does not try to resolve what happens to all those duplicates crossing into other timelines, but I like the central theme picked by the movie, which is that one of the duplicates has to cross over to many timelines and go back deep into the past in order to effect a positive incremental change in the "present".
I think that's a great SF story, and it reminds me of a quite different SF film, "Jacket" (which I thought was superb and have watched several times). "The Time Traveller's Wife" is another, similar, I guess.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #581 on: October 24, 2015, 03:26:40 AM »
OH MY FREAKING CRIPES ALMIGHTY~!
This is just 1,000,000 degrees of awesomeness~!

It's got:
  • 9/11
  • Conspiracies
  • Back to the Future (the movie)
  • Funky wildness
  • "Concentrating collective consciousness onto a single space-time focal point" (Just how friggin' awesome is that???)
  • And so much MOAR~!
And it's in the friggin' WASHINGTON POST!!!
At under 13 minutes (11 minutes after the credits), this is going to be one of the best/wonkiest films you've seen in forever!
I've got $5 in DC credits for anyone* that watches it and isn't one of:
  • Entertained
  • Freaked out a bit
  • Saying to themselves, "WTF did I just watch???"
(* Must have >50 posts and have posted in this thread before. Max 4 people.)
And that's why the wonky, freaky stuff always has a place~! :P ;D
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I think that's inappropriate and political and should be moved to The Basement. Anyone who disagrees with me is a denier and is ad homineming me and I don't understand what logical fallacies are.
Sorry for any typos, but I are just now only learning to rite proper.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #582 on: October 24, 2015, 03:40:45 AM »
Ok... So I go outside for a smoke, and I trip across this:
http://www.bbc.co.uk...ancelled-in-malaysia

That's priceless. I sometimes wonder whether the BBC doesn't try to do its level best to grind its face into its own poo. It's probably a form of ritual liberal-marxist religio-political self-abasement as penance/atonement and as proxy for an imagined history of racial abuse by white male (mainly British) colonists.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #583 on: October 24, 2015, 03:49:07 AM »
Ok... So I go outside for a smoke, and I trip across this:
http://www.bbc.co.uk...ancelled-in-malaysia

That's priceless. I sometimes wonder whether the BBC doesn't try to do its level best to grind its face into its own poo. It's probably a form of ritual liberal-marxist religio-political self-abasement as penance/atonement and as proxy for an imagined history of racial abuse by white male (mainly British) colonists.

It just fits in so well with "Cherry 2000". I'd just mentioned that yesterday, and what's in the news today??? Yep. that.

I loathe the BBC. But, that's a Basement topic. ;)
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #584 on: October 24, 2015, 07:23:53 AM »
@IainB  Jacket I enjoyed thoroughly.  I watched it a few times.  That was the film that made me aware of Adrien Brody.  Just on looks he doesn't create much of an impression.  But he has skills.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #585 on: October 26, 2015, 01:47:28 AM »
Not a movie, but the last episode of The Walking Dead was intense. Can't wait for the next ep!
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #586 on: October 26, 2015, 07:08:37 PM »
@Renegade:
Same sentiment here. Season 6 of The Walking Dead started already tense, but the last episode cranks it up a notch (or two)...

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #587 on: October 29, 2015, 03:44:42 AM »
On the nutter side... Stuff about aliens & stuff:



Nutty, but ok to watch while you're getting other stuff done away from the computer.

Or maybe not nutty, and I'm just wonky.

You decide. :P
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #588 on: October 29, 2015, 04:52:08 AM »
I started the thread and I meant it to be for movies. Yes, you quote me -- and you would win on a technicality in a court of law :) but hey, we're just in dc forums. Posting them is fair enough, but this does not seem to me to be the right thread for them...

when I posted the above, I wasn't expecting to be accused of censorship (that actually gave me a chuckle).
I'll repeat my request that the 'spirit of the thread' be respected (next we can make idols of 'the spirit of the thread' :p). I'm often guilty of going off-topic, and I've no problem with threads veering off-topic. But this derailing is unreasonable imo...

On the nutter side... Stuff about aliens & stuff:

https://youtu.be/bqj4-DE1EIQ

Nutty, but ok to watch while you're getting other stuff done away from the computer.

Or maybe not nutty, and I'm just wonky.

You decide. :P

Note that my objection was/is not to the subject-matter. That is a separate issue.
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #589 on: November 19, 2015, 03:56:31 AM »
The General (1926)

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #590 on: November 19, 2015, 09:13:20 AM »
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The first time I saw Keaton ride that connecting rod I laughed my ass off.  Classic sight gags.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #591 on: November 19, 2015, 03:41:48 PM »
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thanks for the tip :up:

The first time I saw Keaton ride that connecting rod I laughed my ass off.  Classic sight gags.

:D
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #592 on: November 20, 2015, 10:09:51 AM »
District 9
A Night at the Opera
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #593 on: November 23, 2015, 10:14:27 PM »
@Renegade:
Same sentiment here. Season 6 of The Walking Dead started already tense, but the last episode cranks it up a notch (or two)...


HOLY S**T! The latest episode just started with a major *********!!! (No spoilers.)

EDIT: And the ending... S**t just got epic!

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #594 on: December 09, 2015, 01:35:39 AM »
Rotor D1



No spoilers.

This is a dystopian genre film that is a bit slow, but if you enjoy the genre and the messages, it's a great film that I'd recommend. Not the best, but enjoyable.

This isn't a mass audience film. It's for those that like sci-fi and specifically, those that love dystopian films.

I enjoyed it.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #595 on: December 09, 2015, 11:45:15 PM »
Rotor DR1

I see what they did there.

DR1 -> DROne -> drone.


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« Reply #596 on: December 10, 2015, 07:57:46 AM »

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I recently watched The Stanford Prison Experiment
« Reply #597 on: December 14, 2015, 07:57:32 AM »
I really thought that it was pretty good. Would watch it again. I really like the experiment movies like this one so please, recommend some if you know of any.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #598 on: December 16, 2015, 10:39:01 AM »
Welcome to Dongmakgol

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« Reply #599 on: December 16, 2015, 11:52:16 AM »
I really thought that it was pretty good. Would watch it again. I really like the experiment movies like this one so please, recommend some if you know of any.

Heh! I saw this the other day:



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