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by Cassius Clay
Sat May 16, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Childhood movies to introduce to kids
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Childhood movies to introduce to kids

When I watched Ghost as a kid I thought it was funny, and when my sister and mom cried at the end I didn’t get it. I was like, “What’s so sad? He’s going to heaven. I can’t think of a happier ending.” When I watched it as an adult with my wife I cried at the end. Ditto We watched Ghost last night. ...
by Cassius Clay
Sat May 16, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Childhood movies to introduce to kids
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Childhood movies to introduce to kids

Gendo wrote:The NeverEnding Story.


Added to the list
by Cassius Clay
Thu May 14, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Childhood movies to introduce to kids
Replies: 11
Views: 286

They both really liked Splash. Tho I really wish I could have edited out the scene where John Candy's character looks up womens' skirts as a kid AND AS AN ADULT! Completely forgot about shit. And the younger one really seemed into The Sandlot. Which...*sigh*...also has weird perving on girls/women s...
by Cassius Clay
Sun May 03, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Titanic poll
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Titanic poll

Rewatched the movie recently and realized that I've always taken for granted that it was Jack's hand, but when I saw it again it made more narrative sense for it to be Rose's.

Could also be Fabrizio's.
by Cassius Clay
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Titanic poll
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Titanic poll

Car scene
by Cassius Clay
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hilarious Pandemic Short
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Hilarious Pandemic Short

Too mad to laugh. Last week I saw some conservatives trying to downplay the severity this virus, and the foolishness of not having acted quickly enough when we had the chance, by arguing that we'll soon find that the fatality rate is much lower than we think once more people get tested and are shown...
by Cassius Clay
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HELLO Hello hello...
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: HELLO Hello hello...

I'm stuck abroad lol
by Cassius Clay
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Childhood movies to introduce to kids
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Childhood movies to introduce to kids

I see. So, Princess Bride was a good call. The girl really liked it. She caught the "as you wish" by the grandpa at the end(which I'd never noticed before), making it the second movie in a row where it's revealed at the end that the grandparent was all-along a main character in the epic st...
by Cassius Clay
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Childhood movies to introduce to kids
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Childhood movies to introduce to kids

Thanks for the suggestions, guys.

I completely forgot about that Mario Bros. movie. Watched it at summer camp in '96.

What's the comparison to Blade Runner? It actually makes me think of 'The Fifth Element'.
by Cassius Clay
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Childhood movies to introduce to kids
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Childhood movies to introduce to kids

So I have 13(girl) and 8(boy) year old younger siblings who I've been trying to introduce some classic 90s movies to. The boy definitely has ADD and the girl is on her phone half the time, so it's amazing to me whenever I can actually get them to sit and watch a movie for a couple hours. Last week I...
by Cassius Clay
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 70
Views: 1777

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

We're supposed to see them as some kind of necessary evil to fight worse evils...but definitely not good guys.
by Cassius Clay
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: General Music Talk
Replies: 60
Views: 5757

Re: General Music Talk

I still can't believe Kobe Bryant is fucking dead. And died in such a horrific way with his little girl and 7 other people. What the fucking fuck.
by Cassius Clay
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 132
Views: 2992

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Raxivace's Counterattack - Beltorchika's Children)

I'd say the end of 'The Witch' was more of a self-fulfilling prophecy. The lesson was not simply that they were right all along(ironically), but that their underlying bigotries/paranoia(though manipulated/exacerbated by the devil) helped create the conditions that led to those fears coming true.
by Cassius Clay
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 132
Views: 2992

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Raxivace's Counterattack - Beltorchika's Children)

The irony of the girl being pushed to selling her soul to the devil due to the misogynistic bs happening to her is a dark twist fitting for a horror movie.
by Cassius Clay
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Why did Jar Jar Abrams do this to me?
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Why did Jar Jar Abrams do this to me?

I'm so disappointed in JJ. The Force Awakens was good, but the man does not know how to end a story. And Rian did a great job with The Last Jedi too...wish he ended it.
by Cassius Clay
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Why did Jar Jar Abrams do this to me?
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Why did Jar Jar Abrams do this to me?

Lazy ass ending. I'll never star wars again.
by Cassius Clay
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Merry Christmas

Santa's an atheist
by Cassius Clay
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: I made a 2019 thread too
Replies: 152
Views: 9792

Re: I made a 2019 thread too

Midsommar was aight. I have thoughts about their toxic relationship. The boyfriend was shitty/manipulative, but not the monster so many people want to make him out to be. I think his douchebag friend had a point when he suggested that expecting one person to be able to handle all your trauma is a ty...
by Cassius Clay
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: I made a 2019 thread too
Replies: 152
Views: 9792

Re: I made a 2019 thread too

Quick word on Superheroes...while I agree that the premises are silly, I'm impressed by the creativity it takes to be able to tell a compelling/interesting story with an inherently limiting concept. Creativity is born from limitations. Whether it can be "high art"..who knows? I don't know ...
by Cassius Clay
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: I made a 2019 thread too
Replies: 152
Views: 9792

Re: I made a 2019 thread too

Superhero movies are specifically "childish" in the sense their stories are absurd, simplistic power fantasies...appealing primarily to children because children are powerless and lack a sophisticated understanding of the world. That doesn't mean a dismissive attitude towards them is warra...
by Cassius Clay
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Serial
Replies: 0
Views: 353

Serial

So, the hipster/contrarian in me had no interest in listening to this podcast at it's peak...5 years ago. Just listened to the first season, and imagine my surprise when I discover that this whole crime/trial took place in my backyard(grew up in Baltimore county). Anyone familiar with this case? It'...
by Cassius Clay
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: I made a 2018 movies thread too
Replies: 160
Views: 12529

Re: I made a 2018 movies thread too

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by Cassius Clay
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: I made a 2018 movies thread too
Replies: 160
Views: 12529

Re: I made a 2018 movies thread too

Wow..don't ever take sides against the Wayne family again.
by Cassius Clay
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Succession
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Succession

It's very good. Basically everyone on the show is an out-of-touch piece of shit...but you still end up rooting for certain people in certain contexts because the writing is so good. You might ask, "do we really need a show right now that humanizes terrible rich people"? I say the show, lik...
by Cassius Clay
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Endgame

Tom Welling was good, but he played a young, naive, deer-in-headlights Superman...if I recall. Tho I think he'd be good if he came back. Then there was Brandon Routh, who was just...meh. I think Supes is meant be almost naively optimistic?....balanced out by grit...which Evans played perfectly as Cap.
by Cassius Clay
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Succession
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Succession

Watch it

...immediately
by Cassius Clay
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Endgame

Apparently, the guy playing Superman on CW is pretty good
by Cassius Clay
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Endgame

All I know is Cavill's superman definitely can't lift mjolnir
by Cassius Clay
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Endgame

Just seent it. This is a common take, but Chris Evan's Captain America really is the Superman we deserved. I've mostly felt that Superman was too corny/boy-scouty to work in modern times, yet somehow failed to notice that Evan's had been pulling it off for the last few years. Watching Stark(who is b...
by Cassius Clay
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Gendo, 2019, movies, etc.
Replies: 115
Views: 7540

Re: Gendo, 2019, movies, etc.

Gendo wrote:I watched things!

R30. Die Another Day - Um, because I needed something I'd already seen to put on to fall asleep to. The dialog is cringey, but the overall plot is kind of cool. More memorable for me than the previous 2 Bonds.


More memorable than Skyfall? Excuse me??
by Cassius Clay
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Rewatched Inception for the first time in years the other day, and was surprised to find that the ending was a lot darker than I remember. The themes of guilt-avoidance and self-destruction were more apparent. It's a goddamn horror movie!
by Cassius Clay
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Totally gonna be the weirdo at Disney again
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Re: Totally gonna be the weirdo at Disney again

You and Jenny Nicholson would get along great.
by Cassius Clay
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

This is also the theme of Sicario

Sharp Objects is a good show that explores the relationship between self-destruction and evil.
by Cassius Clay
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

I also find the relationship between self-destruction and predatory evil fascinating. Obviously self-destruction does not equal evil (addicts, etc)...but there is a connection there...predators tend not to think about long-term consequences. Look at how predatory capitalists have accelerated human e...
by Cassius Clay
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Holy shit. I just realized I've always been like that. It's why I use troll tactics to fuck with trolls. When I was a little kid I used to specifically bully/intimidate kids who bullied and messed with kids I was friendly with. I was one of the bigger kids at my elementary school so I could get away...
by Cassius Clay
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

In case it's not obvious, I believe people generally possess the building blocks of evil. And I'm thinking, probably naively, that if we can understand what those traits are and why they metastasize so much in some people, maybe we can reverse/prevent...and uncover unseen cultural factors that exace...
by Cassius Clay
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

I think I'm trying to deconstruct what I believe is the source of all human evil and self-destruction...and the relationship between self-destruction and evil(causing unnecessary suffering). I'm pulling from my study of psychology, narcissism(anti-social personality disorders), abusive dynamics, opp...
by Cassius Clay
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

All understanding truths/causal-paths can be corrupted by the subjective axis of deserving. Making it harder to see through it. Every single thing I've written here can be corrupted by the very thing I'm attempting to deconstruct. Similar to how I once had a conversation about playing the blame-gam...
by Cassius Clay
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

BruceSmith78 wrote:Are you trying to talk yourself out of a mass shooting?


Lol you bastard

And I was just thinking about that quote about fighting monsters and staring into the abyss.

I'm the Blade of mass shooters.
by Cassius Clay
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Deconstruction of artifice without faith/commitment/purpose/risk/authenticity/openness/passion (an anchor/guide to replace previous attachment) leaves a vacuum which is immediately filled by what was just deconstructed. Because even when deconstruction of inauthentic intention is technically accurat...
by Cassius Clay
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

To recognize your own humanity/individuality is to recognize the humanity of others. To dehumanize others reflects back on you because it means you are buying into a heirarchal, often-arbitrary framework regarding who is deserving of and granted humanity and who isn't. Who is valid and who isn't. Bu...
by Cassius Clay
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Prioritisation of artificial image/reward/collection corrodes appreciation of one's own individual humanity as well as the individuality of others. Fundamental framework/belief...never deserving....unless. Making humanity dependent on external, unreliable sources...which, even if granted, is ultimat...
by Cassius Clay
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

At least I'm writing in English...for the most part.
by Cassius Clay
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Paradox of confidence...from the tension between inner and outer confidence/esteem Prioritizing self-image/esteem(including how one feels they are perceived by others) at the expense of truth/values ironically damages self-image. Commitment to your values/truth, even if risking damage to your self-i...
by Cassius Clay
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Keeping score...collecting wrongs/guilt/shoulds that need "correcting" in order to maintain dignity/self-respect/love(artificial self). As collection grows, so does pressure/desperation. Wasting limited focus and energy on what's past, while neglecting the simple dignity one gets from bein...
by Cassius Clay
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Me this entire thread: https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/022/524/tumblr_o16n2kBlpX1ta3qyvo1_1280.jpg I can't get my pattern-recognizing brain to shut the fuck up. I realize that's why I'm good with faces...and why music sticks with me. I watched a movie Triangle recently and so much o...
by Cassius Clay
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Grievance/resentment...making things even...catching up/revenge...stuck in past versus letting go of what's past and being true to self/values in the now(often bastardized to somehow mean not dealing with current/active problems)...when one fails to be authentic to self in the present, a desire to c...
by Cassius Clay
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Underrated movies/hidden gems
Replies: 19
Views: 2319

Re: Underrated movies/hidden gems

Watched Road to Perdition last night to see if I still like it The answer is yes. Hanks' character is misunderstood. Sullivan sr has a darkness and innocence at the same time...which I think Hanks plays well. Edit: Matt Damon is good at playing that type of character too, and I realize that's basica...
by Cassius Clay
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 6128

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Yes, inquisitive speculations on a dead message board about the motivations of a terrifying epidemic(in my country) - that's been going on for decades, that's accelerating, and there seems to be no solution on the horizon for(while those pointing out patterns get ignored) - is the height of hubris. ...

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