I never watched it because it was inevitable they'd do something disgusting and completely rape the novel. They couldn't possibly do it because it portrays a Nazi future as, while not exactly great, hardly the unremittingly awful shithole world that it absolutely must be in SJW thought.The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Prime 2015-19)
This went from Amazon's most watched series rated at 95% in 2015 to 65% this week and dropping. I ranted on Plenoma about it but it's basically Philip K Dick's short story of the same name expanded; unfortunately, the depictions of an alternate world where the US lost WW2 (and the US is split into a Japanese Controlled Western States, a central Neutral Zone and an American Nazi Reich East Coast) were too attractive so out of nowhere in the fourth season there's
Black Guerilla FamilyBlack Communist Rebellion larpers, one of the main protagonists from Dick's story is killed and written out and the two most nuanced characters (Inspector Kido of the Kempeitai and SS Reichsführer John Smith) are butchered and completely out of character. There's even a Wall, complete with swastika.
Seasons 1 and 2 are great, Season 3 is a bit disjointed but OK and Season 4 is absolute woke trash.
The black commies literally came out of nowhere in S4. Everyone is leaving reviews on the Prime site about how absolutely ridiculous that is when they were never even mentioned in past seasons, let alone never making any appearance in Dick's story.I never watched it because it was inevitable they'd do something disgusting and completely rape the novel. They couldn't possibly do it because it portrays a Nazi future as, while not exactly great, hardly the unremittingly awful shithole world that it absolutely must be in SJW thought.
I want to see this so badly. SK cinema has been killing it.Extended family convinced me to tag along with them to see Parasite (2019). The showing just finished and I left the theater shaking. The threads of the film’s story stack and twist and turn in a way I can’t go into detail about without spoiling the film altogether, but it all comes together in a way that is absolutely cathartic.
Maybe I’ll do a write-up once I’m on a PC again.
Mormons are genetically selected from ancestors who believed a convicted fraud who sold them the most ridiculous religious origin story of recent history, or else converted to it even more recently. It is absolute nonsense and not until the Twentieth Century did anyone come up with an even more cockamamie "religion." Nice people, but while it's now got pedigree enough that it's not much more silly than any other religion, it took a real sucker to fall for it at the time Joseph Smith made it all up.I have to wonder after watching this, are LDS members typically this naive about fellow members of the church? It was the 70s. But even now I have to wonder since some of them are so sheltered.
I liked the horror movie that Cronenberg's son made, Antiviral. It's set in the near future, focused on celebrity worship culture being extremely out of hand, and has some good psychological and body horror.Altered States is very worth a go if you want something similar to Cronenberg (god knows there's not much to choose from) - both the Fly, but also his philosophical/techno scifi stuff.
Like much of this director's films, it has some dated psychedelic imagery, but it makes it less generic overall and it's just a neat experience. Just don't Google image search it, it'll both spoil a lot of the fun, and also incorrectly make it look like some kind of Jodorowsky insanity, which it isn't entirely.