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Not sure who is into horror movies but Ari Aster's new movie Midsommar just got a trailer and it looks batshit crazy in the best way:


He made one of my favorite horror movies in recent memory with Hereditary which is on Amazon Prime streaming if you are trying to fuck your day (week? month?) all kinds of up:

 

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Might as well get in on the ground floor. Anyone ever see The Color of Pomegranates? A poorly-worded google search resulted in me now having a Criterion disc for a film I do not understand but love to look at.

EDIT: Then again I'm the sort of person who would watch The Holy Mountain.

this looks gorgeous. thanks for the recommendation. I just added it to my Criterion Channel watchlist.
 

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this looks gorgeous. thanks for the recommendation. I just added it to my Criterion Channel watchlist.
I don't even think that's the best still from the film. A little background on the film might help if you're the sort of person who likes pulling imagery apart, but even if you're not it was great to watch just from sheer composition alone.
 

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New Muhammed Ali doc on HBO is quite good. It's maybe heavier on actual fight footage than other Ali docs, and that might not work as well for some. I liked hearing Ali in his own words from old interviews providing some honest, genuine insight into his thoughts on some of those legendary fights. So rare to hear Ali drop his promoter character.
 

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Not sure who is into horror movies but Ari Aster's new movie Midsommar just got a trailer and it looks batshit crazy in the best way:


He made one of my favorite horror movies in recent memory with Hereditary which is on Amazon Prime streaming if you are trying to fuck your day (week? month?) all kinds of up:

Hereditary available for streaming on Prime 4k now, icymi
 

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New Muhammed Ali doc on HBO is quite good. It's maybe heavier on actual fight footage than other Ali docs, and that might not work as well for some. I liked hearing Ali in his own words from old interviews providing some honest, genuine insight into his thoughts on some of those legendary fights. So rare to hear Ali drop his promoter character.
Remember that old doc about ali-frazier 1 that was on HBO in the 1990's?
 

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Remember that old doc about ali-frazier 1 that was on HBO in the 1990's?
I don't remember that one specifically, but I've seen a bunch of Ali docs over the years. The ESPN 30 for 30 on the Larry Holmes/Ali fight is also very good. Sad though. I have mixed feelings on Ali, which is kind of an unpopular opinion in some circles. He did a lot of good, and is deservedly a cultural icon. However, I think he crossed over the line at times in his efforts to sell fights. He was so charismatic and smart...I just don't know that he needed to carry things quite as far as he did with Frazier, Foreman or even Chuck Wepner for that matter. The fight business is often an ugly one, but he really cut deep personally with some of those guys.
 

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I don't remember that one specifically, but I've seen a bunch of Ali docs over the years. The ESPN 30 for 30 on the Larry Holmes/Ali fight is also very good. Sad though. I have mixed feelings on Ali, which is kind of an unpopular opinion in some circles. He did a lot of good, and is deservedly a cultural icon. However, I think he crossed over the line at times in his efforts to sell fights. He was so charismatic and smart...I just don't know that he needed to carry things quite as far as he did with Frazier, Foreman or even Chuck Wepner for that matter. The fight business is often an ugly one, but he really cut deep personally with some of those guys.
I've never heard those criticisms about him til now, honestly. Intriguing way to look at his career.
 

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I've never heard those criticisms about him til now, honestly. Intriguing way to look at his career.
The 30 for 30 on Chuck Wepner ("The Real Rocky") gets into Ali's efforts to promote their fight. He wanted to make the fight, which was essentially a real life version of the first Apollo Creed vs Rocky Balboa fight, a racial thing. It was a pretty low move by Ali if it went down the way Wepner describes in the doc.

I'm not sure Joe Frazier ever recovered from the mental stuff Ali did to him. Painting him as stupid and a gorilla...it ate at Joe for years...long after both had retired. I think they made up at various times, but then Ali would say stuff that would open up the wounds again. And that's the thing. Fighters say anything they can to sell tickets...but to continue to denigrate the guy who battled him as hard as anyone did in his career well after the fact seems unnecessary. And deep down, it wasn't how Ali really felt about Joe. It was all a public front that he simply felt he had to keep up for some reason.
 

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Belly is one of the best "hiphop" related movies.

American Psycho is better then fight club.

The new spiderman movie (the animated one) is amazing.

Hans zimmer is a god

And nolan is one of best current directors
 
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