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2 minutes ago, Satans Hockey said:

@mfitz804 have you watched this? It wasn't actually filmed there but in the show it's about these goofy vampires that live on Staten Island lol

The Baron wears a Devils hat in one episode, too. Lol

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Well it's slow here since we're just waiting for our season to resume and @MB3 had a good idea to talk more about ourselves. I personally find that most people connect connect through their passions a

I’ll try to follow SD’s format here...guess I’ll start with movies (in no particular order): 1) JFK - not because I’m a major conspiracy theorist or buy into what’s Oliver Stone’s trying to sell.

The Baron wears a Devils hat in one episode, too. Lol

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5 hours ago, Nicomo said:

I can’t believe I forgot Curb Your Enthusiasm. See, that’s why I hate making lists haha 

Larry is already a big germophobe as it is and had hand sanitizer on his tables and no toliets at his coffee shop last season and that was pre covid so I can't wait to see what he is going to do for this next season lol

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Just now, Satans Hockey said:

Larry is already a big germophobe as it is and had hand sanitizer on his tables and no toliets at his coffee shop last season and that was pre covid so I can't wait to see what he is going to do for this next season lol

Hopefully he doesn’t go full blown Howard Hughes irl lol

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11 hours ago, Nicomo said:

That would be really tough. I love both so much. Spielberg movies were a big part of my childhood. Seeing Jurassic Park on the big screen as a 10 year old is still probably the most amazing movie going experience of my life. I can’t remember being as blown away before or since. Probably what it felt like for kids in the 70’s to see Jaws or Star Wars for the first time.

One might argue Spielberg has a wider range in his filmography (I mean, the same guy that made Schindler’s List also did some of the best “kids” movies of all time).

But I do think Scorsese is more versatile than some people give him credit for though. Ofc he’s mostly known for his gangster stuff, but he’s also done movies like After Hours, The King of Comedy, Bringing Out the Dead, Hugo, all his religious works, etc.

Yeah i can respect Scorsese and love most of his movies. But I do think he's lacking that "magical" elements that Spielberg brought to the world. Like you said his range is incredible going from Jaws, to E.T., to poltergeist (yes, im convinced he directed most of it), jurassic park, schindler's list, Indiana Jones, etc and all the stuff he produced like Back to the future, the goonies etc IMO Scorsese is not even in the same ballpark, his "other stuff" is didn't have an impact like Spielberg's stuff did and didnt leave a huge impact in cinema history either. Plus him talking down Marvel movies kind of rubbed me the wrong way. If its not your thing dude, fine. But that's very pretentious.

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7 hours ago, Nicomo said:

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Are you into older French movies at all? I have a few in my collection. Le Samouraï is one of my favorites (clearly an influence for Taxi Driver). Rififi is a great older heist movie. Les Diaboliques really feels like a Hitchcock film, and I’m a big fan of his so I like that one a lot  

I bought Revenge (2017) based on the recommendation from my favorite movie reviewer on YouTube (Chris Stuckmann). Brutal story and subject matter, but it was gorgeously shot. I think they filmed it in the Moroccan desert. 

Revenge was awesome! You kind of have to suspend your disbelief at times of course but i loved it.

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6 hours ago, moustic said:

Oh Revenge is maybe even too modern for me ; )  Coz yeah.. i like old french movies; ) 
In recent ones you may know " intouchable " (i say this one because i know they were working on a US version) ... and if you want a brutal story and a heavy subject, you may wanna try " Irréversible " (at your own risk) 

Irréversible is soooooooooo fvcking brutal lol You don't put a Gaspar Noé movie on if you want to watch something with your family for a feel good evening lol

Vincent Cassel is so good in everything though. I actually loved Underwater that came out last year, had a huge Alien feel to it.

Also the russian movie Sputnik was amazing.

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1 hour ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

As far as music goes...though I'm a metalhead first and foremost, I like a lot of other genres, and depending on my mood, can listen to just about anything (except rap, hip hop, and anything done by "blank" featuring "blank"...just don't like it).  I find most modern pop to be painful to try to listen to.  It's hard for me to pick 10 bands...depending on how I'm feeling, the answer could be different any given week.

One loss that I really lament from my youth is the ability to walk into a record store (with friends), and just hang for an hour or so...even if we didn't buy anything, it was always fun to just look around, rifling through the bins, check out cover art (especially vinyl sleeves), BS about what bands we were into...certain record stores had such a cool atmosphere, and of course, many malls in the 80s (my wonder years decade) had at least two record stores, so you could hang at one for a while, then go check out the other.  

It's funny, in that I'm starting to realize how aspects of my childhood world (the 70s and 80s) are relics in the eyes of someone like my daughter.  I tried to explain the whole aspect of going into a record store, looking around, eventually buying some music to play on your turntable, cassette player, or CD player (some people had them in the 80s, but once they became cheaper in the 90s, that's when they started to truly take off)...wanting to be first in line when a favorite band was about to release a new album, etc.

She was fascinated in the same way I would be when I'd ask my dad about life in the 50s and 60s...the whole idea of buying a single album of songs IN A STORE, taking it home, and then listening to it on a stereo system was comically foreign to her.  I had to explain what a turntable was, what cassettes were and how a cassette player worked (also had to explain how easily vinyl records could get scratched, or how cassettes could get "chewed up").  Also explained the whole concept of MTV and what an influence it was on so many people (I became a drummer because I watched drummers like Phil Collins, Neil Peart and others playing on MTV, and when I turned 12 on 6/24/1982, I asked for drum lessons as my present.  Played out and about for many years, loved just about every minute of it).  But for my daughter, the non-listening part of her music experience consists mostly of...downloading.  Or watching it on youtube or somewhere else, on her phone or computer.  That's it.  Something about that bums me out.  

I have this conversation so often.

I think that's one of the reasons the younger generations doesn't care as much about stuff (in general). Like i got to know a lot of teenagers when i was coaching. Then all my friends kids, my nieces and nephews etc etc.... vast majority doesnt really have a fav band... or fav movies... or anything... 

I think it has a lot to do with not having to commit as much. Like you said, back in the days, i'd get $50 for my birthday from my grandma. It meant that next time i'd go to a bigger city with a record store (about an hour away), i could buy 2 cds...then you'd go through everything and make damn sure you'd make the right choice lol then on the way back home you'd go through the whole booklet and really spend time with the thing and really get an experience. Then you bring the cd to a party and share it with friends. So you really engage so it makes you care a lot more.

Right now it's like "hey check this out!" and you send a link. Which you'll listen between a few things and forget about it lol

Everything is so easy to access now for free, it's a good thing in a way but then there's just too much content it's overwhelming

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20 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

Plus him talking down Marvel movies kind of rubbed me the wrong way. If its not your thing dude, fine. But that's very pretentious.

Meh. I’m a big comic book guy, but I completely understand where he’s coming from on that one. There’s no denying the industry has become over saturated with those movies. And when filmmakers that want to tell different types of stories can’t even get their projects made because all the studios want are comic movies and franchises I can understand the frustration. I mean, he wouldn’t even have been able to get The Irishman made if not for Netflix. And that’s Martin Scorsese, with the star power of De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci. Imagine how difficult it must be for up and coming directors. 

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19 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Meh. I’m a big comic book guy, but I completely understand where he’s coming from on that one. There’s no denying the industry has become over saturated with those movies. And when filmmakers that want to tell different types of stories can’t even get their projects made because all the studios want are comic movies and franchises I can understand the frustration. I mean, he wouldn’t even have been able to get The Irishman made if not for Netflix. And that’s Martin Scorsese, with the star power of De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci. Imagine how difficult it must be for up and coming directors. 

Well im not even a comic book guy and it still rubbed me the wrong way. It's more about when he said those movies didn't bring any emotions or something along those lines. Hell ive seen so many people cry and having the best time of their lives watching those movies. I just enjoy then for pure entertainment but it means a LOT to a lot of people, they are this big for a reason.

The problem is that studios are just doing what they've always done. They are going for what makes money, even more now that its a dying industry. If more people would go see those other different types of movies, they'd make more. But people don't anymore. So we're just as responsible for that than the studios who's trying to survive. It's not Marvel's fault that nobody went to see Silence and that it flopped either.

Same thing with remakes and sequels. The only reasons they are making more of those is because they know people will show up cause it's a known product. Look at most of the flops every year and most of them are original stories, but people just don't care.

And i mean... it's true that marvel movies have a formula. but then he went from having a flop with Silence... and then go back and do ANOTHER gangster movie will all the same actors he always used. That's another formula. So he's doing the same thing really haha

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Top tend are hard because I always forget something and feel like I have to edit it in. But I’ll try.

Movies:

1. Goodfellas
2. The Godfather
3. Up In Smoke
4. Ghostbusters (Original)
5. Star Wars (A New Hope)
6. Billy Madison 
7. Friday
8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
9. Die Hard
10. Happy Gilmore 

TV:

1. Seinfeld 
2. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
3. The Office
4. Cheers
5. Frasier 
6. Arrested Development 
7. Game of Thrones
8. Breaking Bad
9. Three’s Company
10. The Sopranos 

Music:

1. Led Zeppelin 
2. NWA (And their solo works)
3. Wu-Tang Clan (And their solo works)
4. Billy Joel 
5. Pink Floyd 
6. Run-DMC
7. Eminem
8. Cypress Hill 
9.  AC/DC
10. Beastie Boys

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1 hour ago, Satans Hockey said:

@mfitz804 have you watched this? It wasn't actually filmed there but in the show it's about these goofy vampires that live on Staten Island lol

I haven't, but I should definitely check that out lol.

1 hour ago, Satans Hockey said:

Maybe that's really @mfitz804! haha 

Not far off...

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4 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

I haven't, but I should definitely check that out lol.

Oh yeah dude you have to. Not a single person that i've recommenced this show / movie who didn't get obsessed with it. not one.

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Just now, SterioDesign said:

Oh yeah dude you have to. Not a single person that i've recommenced this show / movie too didn't get obsessed with it. not one.

i think I recall having seen a commercial for it. As it happens I need some new material so I will figure out where to stream it this weekend. 

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15 hours ago, Nicomo said:

 Some “modern horror” I like...It Follows, Hereditary, Midsommar, The Witch, The Babadook. 

I really enjoyed Hereditary, it was heartbreaking and strange & weird all at the same time but boy I did not enjoy Midsommar which I was looking forward to considering how much I enjoyed Hereditary. I really enjoyed The Witch too but that guys other movie The Lighthouse that just came out not long ago wasn't enjoyable to me either. 

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33 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

And i mean... it's true that marvel movies have a formula. but then he went from having a flop with Silence... and then go back and do ANOTHER gangster movie will all the same actors he always used. That's another formula. So he's doing the same thing really haha

While The Irishman is technically a gangster flick, it’s not really that similar to a Goodfellas or Casino. Those movies showed all the glitz and glamor of organized crime, whereas The Irishman focused more on the toll of what he did took on his relationship with his family. 

The final 3rd is really where it diverges from a lot of typical crime movies. After all Frank Sheeran’s stories about his hits are over it’s mostly just about his relationship with two men, and losing his family. It’s honestly one of Scorsese’s most mature and introspective films. And one I’m not sure he could have made as a younger man (although Mean Streets does have some similar themes). It was also De Niro’s passion project, not Scorsese’s. De Niro is the one who got him on board, and talked Pesci into coming out of retirement (which I’m so glad he did because he stole the movie). 

But I get why his comments would rub some people the wrong way. That’s fair. They just didn’t bother me personally. I fully admit I’m biased though, as Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick are my favorite directors. 

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45 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

I have this conversation so often.

I think that's one of the reasons the younger generations doesn't care as much about stuff (in general). Like i got to know a lot of teenagers when i was coaching. Then all my friends kids, my nieces and nephews etc etc.... vast majority doesnt really have a fav band... or fav movies... or anything... 

I think it has a lot to do with not having to commit as much. Like you said, back in the days, i'd get $50 for my birthday from my grandma. It meant that next time i'd go to a bigger city with a record store (about an hour away), i could buy 2 cds...then you'd go through everything and make damn sure you'd make the right choice lol then on the way back home you'd go through the whole booklet and really spend time with the thing and really get an experience. Then you bring the cd to a party and share it with friends. So you really engage so it makes you care a lot more.

Right now it's like "hey check this out!" and you send a link. Which you'll listen between a few things and forget about it lol

Everything is so easy to access now for free, it's a good thing in a way but then there's just too much content it's overwhelming

The bolded:  you so nailed this.  That was part of the whole experience of going to an actual record store...not always knowing exactly what it was that you wanted, and taking your time in deciding what you were going to spend your money on.  Looking at this album and that album (and even deciding between formats), then making your choices.  And yeah, always loving it when there was a lot of photos/lyrics/other info packed within...I remember being blown away by all of the info jammed into Metallica's "...And Justice for All".  

When trying to talk music with my daughter and her friends, they obviously like music, but yeah, the passion that I remember me and my friends all having for certain bands just isn't there.  For a while, as far as my metal path goes, I was SO into Judas Priest and Ozzy...then that segued into the big four of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax (Metallica through ...And Justice for All being my favorite...after the Black album, )...I listened to a lot of other metal acts too of course (Accept, Venom, Pantera, Celtic Frost, Exodus, several others)...also loved the initial grunge movement.  I can't enough of Slipknot these days (also like Stone Sour quite a bit).  As a teen, my bedroom was wall-to-wall metal posters and band photos from magazines.  I lived and breathed those bands, couldn't get enough info on what they were up to, could spend hours up in my room just listening to them, etc.

I can't speak for all kids of course, but my daughter and her pals are nothing like that...music for them is almost more background, kinda just there.  If I asked my daughter "What's your favorite band, or bands?", I'd likely get a confused shoulder shrug.  I plan on rectifying that in the next year or two, but I have to de-program her, and get her to discover the wonderful world of singer/songwriters.  

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19 minutes ago, Satans Hockey said:

I really enjoyed Hereditary, it was heartbreaking and strange & weird all at the same time but boy I did not enjoy Midsommar which I was looking forward to considering how much I enjoyed Hereditary. I really enjoyed The Witch too but that guys other movie The Lighthouse that just came out not long ago wasn't enjoyable to me either. 

To each their own. I love all 4. Midsommar is actually one of the only movies I’ve ever seen twice in the theater. The second time was the director’s cut though. It doesn’t hurt that I have a huge crush on Florence Pugh haha. 

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5 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

While The Irishman is technically a gangster flick, it’s not really that similar to a Goodfellas or Casino. Those movies showed all the glitz and glamor of organized crime, whereas The Irishman focused more on the toll of what he did took on his relationship with his family. 

The final 3rd is really where it diverges from a lot of typical crime movies. After all Frank Sheeran’s stories about his hits are over it’s mostly just about his relationship with two men, and losing his family. It’s honestly one of Scorsese’s most mature and introspective films. And one I’m not sure he could have made as a younger man (although Mean Streets does have some similar themes). It was also De Niro’s passion project, not Scorsese’s. De Niro is the one who got him on board, and talked Pesci into coming out of retirement (which I’m so glad he did because he stole the movie). 

But I get why his comments would rub some people the wrong way. That’s fair. They just didn’t bother me personally. I fully admit I’m biased though, as Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick are my favorite directors. 

Ah well I know that it's different when you really analyze and want to see nuances. But the same can be said about many superhero movies too. Thats usually what people do when they don't like something that much and don't see the nuances... like for me... all rap or hip hop movies are the exact same haha and to people who don't like my type of music. its also not the same. But when you love it you see the difference.

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1 minute ago, Nicomo said:

To each their own. I love all 4. Midsommar is actually one of the only movies I’ve ever seen twice in the theater. The second time was the director’s cut though. It doesn’t hurt that I have a huge crush on Florence Pugh haha. 

I might have to give Midsommar a second watch but it really does seem like a love it or hate it type of movie from what I've seen online. Have you watched any of the recent Blumhouse Amazon movies? I only watched Evil Eye so far but I was so bored. I know Blumhouse is hit or miss but they had a nice run last year, the invisible man was great and the hunt ended up being a ton of stupid fun lol

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11 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

The bolded:  you so nailed this.  That was part of the whole experience of going to an actual record store...not always knowing exactly what it was that you wanted, and taking your time in deciding what you were going to spend your money on.  Looking at this album and that album (and even deciding between formats), then making your choices.  And yeah, always loving it when there was a lot of photos/lyrics/other info packed within...I remember being blown away by all of the info jammed into Metallica's "...And Justice for All".  

When trying to talk music with my daughter and her friends, they obviously like music, but yeah, the passion that I remember me and my friends all having for certain bands just isn't there.  For a while, as far as my metal path goes, I was SO into Judas Priest and Ozzy...then that segued into the big four of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax (Metallica through ...And Justice for All being my favorite...after the Black album, )...I listened to a lot of other metal acts too of course (Accept, Venom, Pantera, Celtic Frost, Exodus, several others)...also loved the initial grunge movement.  I can't enough of Slipknot these days (also like Stone Sour quite a bit).  As a teen, my bedroom was wall-to-wall metal posters and band photos from magazines.  I lived and breathed those bands, couldn't get enough info on what they were up to, could spend hours up in my room just listening to them, etc.

I can't speak for all kids of course, but my daughter and her pals are nothing like that...music for them is almost more background, kinda just there.  If I asked my daughter "What's your favorite band, or bands?", I'd likely get a confused shoulder shrug.  I plan on rectifying that in the next year or two, but I have to de-program her, and get her to discover the wonderful world of singer/songwriters.  

I really think that's an age/preference thing more than anything else. I hated the shopping experience as a kid and I hate it even more now. If I actually have to go to a store now I'm in and out in less than 5 minutes the majority of the time lol

I got into music way more once I started driving, being able to go to concerts with friends or even by myself whenever I wanted without feeling like I was taking advantage of my parents being nice and dropping me off and then picking me up hours later led me to going to way more concerts. 

Do you still attend a lot of concerts or shows? Because I still do and while I'm definitely getting older every year I still notice a ton of people younger than me there who are just as into the music. I'm not a big fan of festivals, mainly too hot for me and warped tour and bamboozle are done for now but they were always filled with younger people since it was easier for parents to drop their kids off there all day long. 

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9 minutes ago, Satans Hockey said:

I might have to give Midsommar a second watch but it really does seem like a love it or hate it type of movie from what I've seen online. Have you watched any of the recent Blumhouse Amazon movies? I only watched Evil Eye so far but I was so bored. I know Blumhouse is hit or miss but they had a nice run last year, the invisible man was great and the hunt ended up being a ton of stupid fun lol

Both Aster’s movies seem to be that way. As for Blumhouse I liked The Invisible Man, but I don’t think I’ve seen too much else recently. Get Out and Us are great (I know the latter is kind of divisive). Oculus was really good. I’m a big fan of Mike Flanagan. I was really nervous about Dr Sleep but I think he nailed it. I loved Creep (the sequel is just ok). I thought Ma was terrible.

I saw you mentioned comics, Todd McFarlane was supposed to be making another Spawn movie with Blumhouse, but it feels like it’s never going to happen at this point. It’s supposedly going to focus on Sam and Twitch with Jeremy Renner playing Twitch. Spawn was my sh!t back in the day (like I said I was a 90’s kid lol) and the first movie was an abomination other than some good casting choices, so I’d love to see a live action movie done right. I loved the HBO animated series. 

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