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Hey guys, we're Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, directors and stars of The Endless. They say it's a "mind-bending supernatural scifi/horror hybrid about two brothers who revisit the UFO death cult they escaped as teens, only to find there may have been truth to the cult’s otherworldly beliefs all along.
If it helps convince you to watch it, our film is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes at 96% and debuts on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD June 26th.
We like to get our hands dirty (and so does our crew), so we also wrote, co-produced, and co-edited the film, and did the cinematography and some of the VFX. We also made a couple other films called Spring and Resolution, if you happen to have caught those.
Check out the trailer for our film here: https://youtu.be/R30g40Uwf0A
Doesn’t have to be actors either. There are so, so, SO many individuals who work hard in this industry to put out an incredible product and don’t get the recognition they deserve. Be it in the form of a lifetime achievement award, getting snubbed for what’s arguably a vital contribution to the filmmaking industry as a whole, etc.. So, that leaves the question: Who should we be recognizing now, and why haven’t we recognized them already?
Tired of these movies that can't make an original character that is memorable so they resort to hybridizing old concepts with some new thing. This new Predator trailer could be great if the villain was a completely new and original creation. Instead they are too scared of creating a new concept and resort to something people are familiar with but just a slight twist. Same with Jurasic World with the Indominus Rex and Terminator Genysis with that John Connor machine whose T number escapes me (probably T-837619293738929). Terminator 2 worked so well because the T-1000 was so radically different from the other version. The best way I can say this was already related in Jurassic World, ironically. "I had respect for that original park, they didn't have to resort to stupid gimmicks to be successful" paraprashing.
Nice Guy Eddie: C'mon, throw in a buck!
Mr. Pink: Uh-uh, I don't tip.
Nice Guy Eddie: You don't tip?
Mr. Pink: Nah, I don't believe in it.
Nice Guy Eddie: You don't believe in tipping?
Mr. Blue: You know what these chicks make? They make shit.
Mr. Pink: Don't give me that. She don't make enough money that she can quit.
Nice Guy Eddie: I don't even know a fucking Jew who'd have the balls to say that. Let me get this straight: you don't ever tip?
Mr. Pink: I don't tip because society says I have to. All right, if someone deserves a tip, if they really put forth an effort, I'll give them something a little something extra. But this tipping automatically, it's for the birds. As far as I'm concerned, they're just doing their job.
Mr. Blue: Hey, our girl was nice.
Mr. Pink: She was okay. She wasn't anything special.
Mr. Blue: What's special? Take you in the back and suck your dick?
Nice Guy Eddie: I'd go over twelve percent for that.
The rub is that I can't show anything rated above PG-13. What PG-13 film or lower should I show that I am missing? What should I take off the list? Keep in mind that it's a mixed group of students in terms of patience, interest and ability. I enroll advanced to special ed kids.
To Kill a Mockingbird The Graduate City Lights The Karate Kid The Artist Singin' in the Rain Moulin Rouge La La Land It Happened One Night It's a Wonderful Life Rudy Hoop Dreams Seabiscuit Double Indemnity Scott Pilgrim Bourne Ultimatum Casino Royale (2003) Say Anything Raiders of the Lost Ark Empire Strikes Back Minority Report The Sixth Sense Casablanca Catch me if you Can Life is Beautiful
Often shown but not this year due to time constraints: Some Like it Hot Fried Green Tomatoes
Films that were tried in past years but got a luke warm reception: Annie Hall Planet B Boy Citizen Kane Moonstruck Intolerable Cruelty
Films that were panned by past classes: The Right Stuff The Fog of War Cool Hand Luke
Favorite films of students this year: The Graduate The Sixth Sense Life is Beautiful The Karate Kid Casablanca Moulin Rouge
Least favorite films of students this year: Rudy To Kill a Mockingbird
It's my favorite De Niro performance, I think every note is perfect. His chemistry with the entire ensemble cast is also perfect, especially with Vincent (Jean Reno), as he plays with this silly script. The car chases are legendary.
If you don't mind I'm gonna... pass out.
My friend and I recently watched Shrek and we both came to the same conclusion: that it is in this really weird, nebulous space that very few other movies fit in. It's not a total cringe fest the entire time. There are some genuinely good laughs to be had and the overall plot and acting hold up fairly well. It's a perfectly enjoyable film even 17 years later.
But it's also, like, really showing its age. The CGI isn't an eye sore but its not great either. The soundtrack is just awful and meme to the core. I find that I like Donkey less and less every time I watch it. The music video ending is so bad I want to turn it off right after the church scene.
But Shrek is still in its own way sort of, charming? There are some really good bits: the Gingerbread Man interrogation scene, Shrek "rescuing" Fiona, Robin Hood musical fight scene, numerous innuendo and puns concerning Farquad. And the story, about not judging based on appearances and finding beauty that is not only skin deep, is really heart felt and genuine.
What are your thoughts? Do you think Shrek holds up?
Edit: Aaand now the top post of my reddit career is about Shrek.
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