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Theda Baratheon

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    The Witcher on Netflix.

    I LOVED Charles Vane! One of my fave characters with loads of badass moments
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    The Witcher on Netflix.

    I think he’s alright actually and gerAlt is a Witcher lol they’re notoriously not all that expressive
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    The Witcher on Netflix.

    I kinda think Zach Macgowan from Black Sails and The 100 would make a really great Geralt He’s got the voice for it too.
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    June '18 Reading - Something something witty.

    Reread neverending story a couple weeks ago, then The Disaster Artist and then Philip K Dick’s Ubik and bought two more of his books to read soon but right now I’m reading Pride a companion piece of sorts to the excellent film from a few years back
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    Hereditary - how scary is it? (spoilers)

    If you say so
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    Hereditary - how scary is it? (spoilers)

    What would you call Babadook then, if not horror? I just can’t shake off the feeling that was all just a bit NAFF at the end. I’m reading all these reviews like “best film in years! Bone chillingly scary! A must see!” And I usually don’t complain about movies all that much, I’m easily pleased and I did enjoy this film?? I just feel like I watched a totally different film to everyone else lol. These remarks and reviews just don’t really ring true to me at all - but I guess art and entertainment is all subjective! I mean I understand the medium stuff gets to grieving people and that made sense but I would have personally felt more disturbed if these awful things had happened for nothing because of a precarious psyche instead of...grandma was a crazy witch and here’s all her naked friends but it was an interesting aesthetic at the end I guess - bowed bodies, two headless, candles, the awful statue thing and the crown. I just...didn’t really feel much from it except to burst out laughing. Strange.
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    Mental Wellbeing Thread

    It sounds like you hate yourself more than your students ever could. Kids can be nasty and sullen and rude...but it’s part of the territory. It really sounds like you need to help yourself - meeting new people is scary, it really is but being friendly is easy. I’m depressed as heck and I can still fake being friendly - can you try meet ups or something? Go to local interest groups? Having friends and cultivating personal relationships outside of work can only help with your actual work. Sorry I’m probably not being helpful at all but you might not have grown up with love surrounding you but it doesn’t mean your life is doomed. You’re only in your 20s right? It’s not too late at all...but if you have the attitude that it is...it will be. Despite being very friendly and polite I am INCREDIBLY solitary - I do most things alone and get very nervous meeting new people and finding it pretty hard to connect to a lot of people but building up relationships and friendships takes time.
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    Hereditary - how scary is it? (spoilers)

    I’ve been thinking about this - I feel like the film would have been WAY more effective if all the weird possession stuff was genuine grief and stress and peter had a psychotic break or something. If he had found his grandmothers old occult books and gotten obsessed with it himself to justify what he did. It would have made it way more tragic and sad if the parents are trying to deal with this in the aftermath of losing their kid instead of Annie instantly thinking she’s a medium and then all the bonkers stuff just coming out of nowhere
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    Chris Hardwick (of Nerdist) to be fired--from everything?

    Absolutely. But I’ve a feeling that a lot of people still don’t believe this is even a big deal. Not here but certainly on Twitter I’ve seen lots of people calling her weak and pathetic. It’s not even like they don’t believe her; a lot of people do and they still think she’s pathetic. There’s a real nasty HORRIBLE stigma against abuse victims. And agreed - like so many people who know him aren’t even surprised - they’re just like “makes sense hes a douche” are we forgetting he was like DOUBLE HER AGE almost??? She was in her EARLY TWENTIES - doesn’t seem far fetched that a much older, abusive man would whittle down the self esteem of a young woman.
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    Chris Hardwick (of Nerdist) to be fired--from everything?

    I’m glad someone said it, ha
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    Chris Hardwick (of Nerdist) to be fired--from everything?

    I don’t think she’s taking any legal action against him. Being abusive, gaslighting and controlling isn’t a crime as far as I’m aware. Just makes you a nasty piece of work. I mean, I actually don’t know?
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    Chris Hardwick (of Nerdist) to be fired--from everything?

    That’s my biggest problem - that that’s what so many people try to proclaim and this will just be fuel to the fire. And I find it suspect that so many people who worked with him in the past or have known him were and are so ready to believe this - that tells me he really is a twat. And again - she didn’t accuse him of anything criminal - all she described was him being an abusive asshole - it’s up to employers and people what they think about that behaviour. Some people would rather hurt her for daring to say it, some people don’t believe it and some people do. This is what happens when we worship celebrities - the highs and lows seem so extreme. I think in the ‘real world’ false accusations can be devastating, of course they can, but the number and statistic of false accusations is still INCREDIBLY overblown to appeal to people who would rather tear down women and abuse victims and believe there is some kind of war against men rather than believe that some men and women are just horrible and they can do terrible things.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: The Prequel

    I thought it was excellent and didn’t really find it heavy handed at all. I mean - it’s not as mysterious as some might say and certainly has some clear metaphors but I think the whole last 20 minutes or so really affected me. It was really well made and deeply shocking in a couple of places. I didn’t find it scary - but definitely unsettling and loved how it turned from claustrophobic home invasion to full on Biblical madness. I felt it was like watching a Heironymus Bosch painting burn and move before my eyes.
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    Hereditary - how scary is it? (spoilers)

    Maybe I am - I mean I really DID like it a lot - was immersed in the cinema and think it had excellent acting. It was made WELL and had a couple moments that TRULY shocked me. It was high caliber and maybe I’m being unfair to it to expect something groundbreaking every time I watch a new movie - it’s enough that it’s good. I’ll watch that in a bit but like I said...I DID enjoy the whole thing. I even really enjoyed watching the ending even though I found it unintentionally pretty funny.
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    Chris Hardwick (of Nerdist) to be fired--from everything?

    Don’t get me wrong I know of a case in my OWN personal extended family (I don’t really know the people in question, Just know of them) of false accusations that DID kinda ruin someone’s life and I STILL don’t think this is an epidemic of man hating and evil feminist targeting that a lot of people will be paranoid about.
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    Chris Hardwick (of Nerdist) to be fired--from everything?

    I love Anthony Hopkins - how dare you and I still...don’t care?? He’s still some rich, famous dude that will probably bounce back easily enough from this. I just found it weird how people jump to “HIS LIFE IS RUINED!!!!! RUINED I TELL YOU!!!!!!!!” about these types of cases when they DONT have that reaction to a lot of rape and abuse cases. It will be like oh wow what a horrible thing that happened to this person hope they’re ok. And that’s it. But accuse someone’s fave Male celebrity and suddenly it’s the WORST THING IN THE WORLD. it’s the concept of this whole thing that’s interested me more than the individual people - because I didn’t know who either of them were
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    Hereditary - how scary is it? (spoilers)

    I loved the pacing of The VVitch - it so effectively captured folktales and how they reflect the desires and fears and anxieties of the villages/communities/families that share them. The whole film felt part of something bigger - either a huge metaphor or a hallucinogenic fever dream brought on my decaying crops or the representations of an isolated, evangelical and repressed family ruled by a strict patriarch which makes them vulnerable and weak to outside forces. i guess I just found the whole evil cult possession thing in hereditary more shallow and kinda silly. A bit naff. But I really did enjoy watching it in the cinema even though I found the ending kind of hilarious in a totally warped way. Still unsure why I laughed so loudly. Maybe it’s unfair to compare the two films really even though they’re both about the breakdown of familial units suspectible to attack from outside forces
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    Hereditary - how scary is it? (spoilers)

    in TOTAL agreement with this take. Effecting, starts brilliantly - excellent acting and lets itself down towards the end.
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    Hereditary - how scary is it? (spoilers)

    I dunno - maybe I’m just being a snob. I thought The VVitch was a genuinely masterful folklore film - one I desperately wanted AND needed. Excellent metaphor for religious paranoia and isolation & genuinely creepy well made folklore film. I LOVE folklore - am a HUUUUGE fan of it & would consider doing a phd in something related - that’s how much I love it. Hereditary, to me, is just another decent supernatural flick. The first act was brilliant and you’re right it had some horrifying images and moments that were flashes of excellence but the ending was kind of naff to me. Maybe I’ll change my mind when I watch it again - which I definitely will. It was a very well made spooky haunted house type film. There’s lots of them. The VVitch was a brilliant portrayal of a dark folk tale that had excellent themes of paranoia, extremist religion, patriarchal values etc. It had SO MUCH to it - so much to say - so much to comment on. AND it was well made. Hereditary was well made and it said...what...evil cults are spooky??? I mean...I guess lol. Maybe I expected too much - I watched mother! last night which was filled with metaphors. I should enjoy Hereditary on a shallow level for what it is. It does some things VERY effectively. basically I TOTALLY agree with Mark Kermode’s take on it. Like COMPLETELY agree - will link that now
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    Hereditary - how scary is it? (spoilers)

    I totally agree! The Devil Rides Out is a personal fave of mine. But it’s not really very SCARY. Same with this. I think it had a fantastic first act and moments of excellence and terror and great acting but I didn’t find the conclusion all that scary as my hearty laughter reaction would indicate.
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    Hereditary - how scary is it? (spoilers)

    I genuinely enjoyed watching it in the cinema I’m just totally confused by what my initial reaction means lol. Gonna think and ponder about this a little more.
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    Hereditary - how scary is it? (spoilers)

    I’m being UNFAIR because there were genuine effective moments of horror - the clinging to the ceiling and smashing her head against the attic door was horrifying - the acting was fantastic - the little girl was suitably kinda terrifying and well cast. I just kind of felt the evil witch coven thing was kind of very retro and old fashioned. i dunno...maybe that makes the ending a good one - because it just goes full on gothic horror bonkers like Cure For Wellness which I actually loved. I think it was worth making and I’m glad I watched it in the cinema but I watched mother! last night and felt that affected me more.
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    Hereditary - how scary is it? (spoilers)

    PLEASE GUYS!!! I can’t be the only one with this reaction... when the movie ended I might have accidentally terrified or greatly amused the other cinema goers because I full o went “HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA WHAT THE FUCK” honestly the ending made it lose its steam for me - i enjoyed it I think!!! But it felt VERY reminiscent of all those old hammer horror/universal movies from a few decades ago that were obsessed with the occur and evil witches. Felt kinda cartoon. im a bit surprised someone upthread said this film worked more than The VVitch for them. I thought the VVitch was excellent - I thought this was good too! I think? I’m a bit confused by my reaction tbh lol and I’m hoping I’m not the only one that had it I DID think the use of the tongue click to evoke horror was very effective though
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: The Prequel

    Watched Mother! last night...wow.
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    Westworld VIII: Forging On

    I’ve always felt this way about him that’s why I wasn’t excited to see him land a role in Westworld and then kinda of horrified and amused when I realised his whole character is just about getting fucked over. Lol. He’s one of those actor a who primarily does romcoms that ive always felt had a lot more potential in him.
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