Rolando

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[–] Rolando 2 points 12 minutes ago

"No matter how big a guy might be, Garfield would take him on. You beat Garfield with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he'll keep comin' back and back until one of you is dead."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V1dKqCvRjE

[–] Rolando 2 points 21 minutes ago

"triple dub"

[–] Rolando 7 points 11 hours ago (2 children)

Wat. In my 6th grade if someone had worn camo all the time they would've been king of the class.

[–] Rolando 3 points 12 hours ago

It's definitely ironic... the RPGers being the most popular kids on the campus, the way they interrupt the dance party to start gaming, the way the professor says "Marcie, you got to lay off the RPGs", etc. But it's masterful how they play it straight, and because their humor is dry they can turn "serious" easily, making the last scene so chilling: some people really believe this, and here is what they do. Now which one's really the cult?

[–] Rolando 3 points 14 hours ago (2 children)

YES! Dark Dungeons is a win in so many ways. It's on YouTube btw: https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNYxu1LqkyT3Ihj7l2n2WSH0KlqOJaEio

[–] Rolando 3 points 14 hours ago (1 children)

These are killing it recently. Or maybe my mind's just tuning in to it more.

[–] Rolando 3 points 14 hours ago

This will be new background for video meetings.

[–] Rolando 1 points 19 hours ago

Lazy Town: We are Number One (Instrumental) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avekUV61b84

Naked Lunch soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPYMkT95qmg

Ghost in the Shell OST - Making of a Cyborg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTPNaUsjksM

Gormoth - Dying Beauty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc0LGrBhGQ8

Insane Clown Posse - Real Underground Baby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn3rs_pe1Tk

Flint Glass & Collapsar - The Servants of Wrath part II: https://flintglass.bandcamp.com/track/the-servants-of-wrath-part-ii

Final Fantasy VII - One Winged Angel (Smooth McGroove Acapella version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s20588opz4

...wow I do more evil plotting than I realized...

[–] Rolando 2 points 20 hours ago

I literally paused my stream of Ingrid Bergman's "The Seventh Seal" to watch this preview.

[–] Rolando 3 points 20 hours ago

Woah, this looks awesome, I'm gonna watch it later tonight when it's dark out.

Junk Head is a 2021 Japanese stop motion animated science fiction film written and directed by Takehide Hori, based on his 2013 short film Junk Head 1.[a][3][5][6] The film comprises some 140,000 stop-motion shots, and runs for 101 minutes.[5] The story is set in a distant future world where humans have received longevity but lost their fertility, and are nearly extinct by population decline. ...

Not only the direction and scenario writing but almost all work, including voices, sculpting puppets, lighting, camera operating, editing, composing music, were, in the beginning, done by Hori alone.[5][7][6] At first, he assumed like most people that "films are not a one-man project".[4] Then, hearing that Makoto Shinkai made his first film, Voices of a Distant Star, by himself, and, inspired by Shinkai's story, he decided to try to make a film and ventured into the world of film-making at almost forty years old.[4] However, Hori had neither knowledge nor experience in film-making, and was entirely self-taught.[3] It took Hori four years to make a short version of the film for a preview.[3] He made a long version for theatrical release with a small team.[3] It took around seven years to complete the final product.[5][8] The short version was released at 2013, and the long version was released at 2017.[4]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junk_Head

[–] Rolando 5 points 1 day ago

I looked through a few posts and didn’t see this group mentioned.

Oh yeah, it's mostly a place where people who "keep communities alive" post and encourage one another about ways to get other people engaged, etc.

But I totally understand that because a lot of people completely fail to find this interesting, understand the “joke” and generally consider these posts to be spam and have blocked the group or me.

Tha hell with em! Your posts are killer.

 

Michael Jai White is an underrated martial arts star, though he's been in a bunch of movies. He pretty much carries this one, which seems to be low-budget and was aimed for the streaming market. I think it was meant to start a franchise but apparently that fell through. Anyway it's still an entertaining movie if your expectations are low. White plays a troubled vet who goes to Brazil to take down some bad guys.

Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 43% of seven surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating is 5.5/10.[5] Metacritic rated it 49/100 based on four reviews.[6] Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter called it "a by-the-numbers thriller that mainly serves as a showcase for its star’s considerable fighting abilities".[7] Nicolas Rapold of The New York Times likened the film to a 1980s TV cop show and wrote that although White's character is likeable, he is not menacing.[8] Tom Long of The Detroit News wrote, "Falcon Rising is filled with so many action-flick cliches it could serve as a text on how not to do things."[9] Simon Abrams of The Village Voice compared it to Commando. Abrams wrote that White's character, despite his charisma, "comes across like another pseudo-heroic American behaving badly abroad".[10] Soren Andersen of The Seattle Times wrote, "Nothing new here, in other words, but White’s electrifying performance makes it all seem somehow fresh."[11] Charles Bramesco of The Dissolve rated it 3/5 stars and wrote, "Though Falcon Rising occasionally fails to distinguish itself from the glut of similar globe-trotting action potboilers, it succeeds on the merits of White's winning performance."

more info:

content warningattempted suicide; human trafficking involving minors

 

This is actually a slight fan edit of the parade scene, to emphasize the soundtrack.

 

Average Lemmy enjoyer:

[The Silence of the Lambs] stars Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee who is hunting a serial killer named "Buffalo Bill" (Ted Levine), who skins his female victims. To catch him, she seeks the advice of the imprisoned Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. ...

The Silence of the Lambs was a sleeper hit that gradually gained widespread success and critical acclaim.[63] Foster, Hopkins, and Levine garnered much acclaim for their performances. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 95% of 153 film critics have given the film a positive review, with an average rating of 8.80/10. The website's critical consensus reads: "Director Jonathan Demme's smart, taut thriller teeters on the edge between psychological study and all-out horror, and benefits greatly from stellar performances by Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster."[64] Metacritic, another review aggregator, assigned the film a weighted average score of 86 out of 100, based on 20 reviews from mainstream critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[65] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A−" on an A+ to F scale.[66] ...

The film won the Big Five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Demme), Best Actor (Hopkins), Best Actress (Foster), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Ted Tally), making it only the third film in history to accomplish that feat.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silence_of_the_Lambs_(film)

 

This is a war film about an operation gone wrong, leading to an urban battle between US forces and Somali militia fighters. The version above has subtitles in what looks like Arabic.

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This movie's got a minimal plot and theme, it's mostly just a series of fight scenes. And the fight scenes have good and bad points. On the good side, the main actors are legit traditional karate experts so their movements and attacks all look good. On the meh side, the fight scenes are the sort where the bad guys attack one at a time and a single hit from a skinny schoolgirl will knock them out for several minutes. On the bad side, the movie does this thing where every so often an "instant replay" will show the most recent hit again. It's not even from a different angle ~~or in slow motion~~, it's just... the same thing again.

Overall, it's worth watching if you're into karate or low-budget martial arts films. It's available in a couple different languages:

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Hey mod, hope this is in scope! It's Guile's Theme but the "sound font" is human acapella.

Smooth McGroove got several million views off this, but I think he got screwed by the youtube algorithm, which privileges longer "talk" videos over short quality productions.

 

Originally posted on [email protected].

This movie went straight-to-DVD, and... yeah, it's pretty bad. The acting is terrible, the fight scenes suck, and the special effects are very limited. But it does have a couple 80s New Wave musicians, like Martin Kemp (bassist from Spandau Ballet), Adam Ant, and Grace Jones. Also, Robert "Airplane!" Hays is the bad guy, James Hong (Mr Ping from Kung Fu Panda) has a role, and there are rebels that use Mac Pluses and those enormous IBM Model M keyboards. So if you expect something cheesy, it can be entertaining.

 

This is the Spanish version of Hard Times, one of the best films of 70s tough-guy movie star Charles Bronson. No English version available, sorry!

Hard Times es una película protagonizada por Charles Bronson y James Coburn. Fue dirigida por Walter Hill y estrenada en el año 1975.

Son los años de la Gran Depresión en los Estados Unidos, y un experto en peleas a puño limpio llega a la ciudad de Nueva Orleans. Su nombre es Chaney (Bronson), y a pesar de su apariencia avejentada y su personalidad enigmática, derrota a cualquier rival que se le ponga en enfrente, aunque con el apoyo de Speedy (Coburn), un oportunista promotor de luchadores callejeros. Sin embargo, Speedy llega a meterse en problemas debido a deudas pasadas...

La película tiene una calificación reciente del 92% en el sitio web de agregación de reseñas de películas Rotten Tomatoes basado en 12 reseñas de críticos.

Pauline Kael calificó el escenario de Tiempos difíciles como "recreaciones de época elaboradas que casi parecen estar allí por su propio bien". La película trata sobre las personalidades de los luchadores callejeros y sus agentes, personas al margen de la sociedad. Por otro lado, poner la película en la Depresión podría haber sido una forma de que Hill hiciera de Chaney un personaje más comprensivo. Kael explica: "Ponle [a Charles Bronson] con ropa moderna y es un tipo duro y duro, pero con esa gorra es uno de los desposeídos, un hombre honesto que conoce el hambre".

Roger Ebert, en su reseña de Hard Times del 14 de octubre de 1975 en el Chicago Sun-Times, la consideró "una película poderosa y brutal que contiene una interpretación definitiva de Charles Bronson".

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_Times_(pel%C3%ADcula_de_1975)

 

Originally posted on [email protected]. Sounds pretty cyberpunk. WARNING: I haven't watched this, and it's got a 3.8 out of 10 on IMDB.

original text from [email protected]:

In a dystopian future, a bounty hunter and an ex-cop find themselves on a collision course with a crime lord and a militarized security force. Caught in a dangerous web, they're pitted against shadowy forces, cloned troopers and masked assassins.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/future_soldier

 

Mod said it was OK to post this, even tho it's more of a mashup!

If you don't like youtube, try an Invidious interface: https://invidious.perennialte.ch/watch?v=Z-6vAEHjils

 

This movie needs no introduction, so I'm just going to put this here:

Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 American epic sword and sorcery film directed by John Milius and written by Milius and Oliver Stone. Based on Robert E. Howard's Conan, the film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Earl Jones, and tells the story of a barbarian warrior named Conan (Schwarzenegger) who seeks vengeance for the death of his parents at the hands of Thulsa Doom (Jones), the leader of a snake cult.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conan_the_Barbarian_(1982_film)

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