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The Basement (2017)

Among the worst horror films, I've tried to watch lately. Script (especially dialogue) is horrendous, wooden acting amplifies the effect and based on the looks even the estimated $50k budget seems large. I should have stopped sooner instead of wasting over 40 minutes of my time.
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His name is Robert Paulson, His name is Robert...
Eyes Wide Shut, absolutely hated this film.
OH. MY. GOD.

No, I know what loner means.

I finished it, but I kinda wish I didn't. Preposterous stupidness, IMO.

And that it's Kubrick's final direction seems really sad to me. Out with a fizzle.
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When you're built like Alfred was, you could hold your own bladder - just insert hands under one of the fat folds in the bladder area and you can hold it!
Yecchhhh!!
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I am the Watcher in the Night
Spiderman Homecoming is right at the top of my list
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Grown Ups 2
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No, I know what loner means.

I finished it, but I kinda wish I didn't. Preposterous stupidness, IMO.

And that it's Kubrick's final direction seems really sad to me. Out with a fizzle.
I found Eyes Wide Shut captivating and very mesmerizing. It sucked me in. Those long lingering wide shots that Kubrick is famous for, the suspense, Tom Cruise going through a nightmarish journey through a bizarre New York City underworld... I just love the damn movie



⬆️ Me too. One of my favorites.
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His name is Robert Paulson, His name is Robert...
I found Eyes Wide Shut captivating and very mesmerizing. It sucked me in. Those long lingering wide shots that Kubrick is famous for, the suspense, Tom Cruise going through a nightmarish journey through a bizarre New York City underworld... I just love the damn movie
⬆️ Me too. One of my favorites.
Oh, there's no doubt that I'm in the minority. It's a 75% on the RT critics tomatometer, and they tend to be harsher than many places, so by far most clearly loved it. Or at least thought they did (I suspect there were some of that "most" who would have been enamored with anything stamped with Kubrick on the can).

But I'm not alone. In fact, this reviewer (from CNN) put it perfectly IMO. I couldn't have said it better:
But can anybody in her or his right mind take this seriously? At least Fellini pulled out the stops from the first minute when he wanted to get surreal. Here, realism fades into surrealism, then into outright foolishness. Morbidly paced foolishness.
(Cnn link)/SHOWBIZ/Movies/9907/15/review.eyeswideshut/

But everyone's different.



But I'm not alone. In fact, this reviewer (from CNN) put it perfectly IMO. I couldn't have said it better:
But can anybody in her or his right mind take this seriously? At least Fellini pulled out the stops from the first minute when he wanted to get surreal. Here, realism fades into surrealism, then into outright foolishness. Morbidly paced foolishness.
(Cnn link)/SHOWBIZ/Movies/9907/15/review.eyeswideshut/
What CNN thought of the movie to my mind is irrelevant. I loved it; seen it several times &, no doubt, will watch it again.



His name is Robert Paulson, His name is Robert...
I did finish it, but I can definitely understand not being able to get through Lucy.
Was that entire movie really based on that 10% of the brain myth?



Yeah, I'm afraid so...the movie turns off the viewer immediately because it's set on foreign soil and a lot of characters don't speak English and a somewhat interesting premise gets buried by a lot of fancy CGI effects.



His name is Robert Paulson, His name is Robert...
Yeah, I'm afraid so...the movie turns off the viewer immediately because it's set on foreign soil and a lot of characters don't speak English and a somewhat interesting premise gets buried by a lot of fancy CGI effects.
I just did a hopping here and there through the thing and I while didn't see a lot of fancy CGI effects per se, it definitely seems to try and pace itself a little like Eraserhead or something. Actually, that's not quite right either.....it reminds me of something I can't put my finger on that I wasn't overjoyed with either. Not my kind of artsy-fartsy scene progression.



Legend in my own mind
I did finish it, but I can definitely understand not being able to get through Lucy.
It started off strong but then just grew more and more absurd.
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