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Old September 10th, 2017, 10:12 PM
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Ashdoc's short movie review---IT

The film starts with a kid rowing his sailboat made by his elder brother till it goes down a drain , and when he tries to retrieve it a clown appears in the drain . Needless to say , the clown is the evil spirit . And it grabs the kid down the drain like it has grabbed so may kids are dead but who are floating in empty space down in the drain .

His elder brother is part of the losers' group in school , and they are bullied regularly by the gang of bullies who are tall and lanky and real mean . But the losers' are joined by a goodlooking girl who entices by wearing exposing clothes like bikinis and has earned the reputation of a slut . But she actually is being sexually harassed by her own father and is a good person . Her looks reminded me of a young Nicole Kidman .

Together the losers' group teams up to combat the town's menace---evil spirits what else . The bullies are after them too , and it is difficult to ascertain who is more fearsome---the bullies with their guns and sharp knives , or the evil spirit which keeps on reappearing as a clown which reveals extremely vicious teeth when it opens it's mouth to bite .

The first half of the movie is real scary , with the evil spirit first appearing as a pair of shiny eyes that look real scary in the darkness before it fully manifests itself . But the second half is dragged too long and the movie goes almost to two and a half hours in length . In the end I was waiting for IT to get finished .

Acting is good by everyone and photography and colours are okay . Background music is decent to give you the scares at the right time . I would have given three and a half stars had the movie been shorter , but the length of the movie made me reduce the points by half .

Three stars out of five .
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Old September 11th, 2017, 05:22 AM
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Para 2 sounds interesting.
I first thought Madhu Bhandarkar had made a film on cyber coolies, but this looks like a Hollywood movie.
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Old September 11th, 2017, 06:18 AM
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Para 2 sounds interesting.
I first thought Madhu Bhandarkar had made a film on cyber coolies, but this looks like a Hollywood movie.
Ya, I thought it was a movie on information technology, and related growth areas.
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Ya, I thought it was a movie on information technology, and related growth areas.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2679552/

that movie came last year....
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Old September 11th, 2017, 06:42 AM
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Doctor saab forgot to add or maybe did not add deliberately.... the clown comes every 27 years and feeds on children's fears. Once the bullies are afraid of something, they start seeing the clown too. the movie is left hanging at the end - you could conclude that the clown is destroyed or they could do another movie.
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Old September 11th, 2017, 11:52 AM
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But one controversial scene from King’s novel has dogged the book and subsequent adaptations. After defeating It, the kids get lost in the sewer tunnels on the way out; this is attributed in part to the fact that they’re losing their “connection” to one another. The solution is to bind them together, which Beverly — the only girl in the story’s main group of protagonists, called “the Losers” — says can only happen if each of the boys has sex with her. Where they’re timid and unsure, she’s confident and maternal. (King writes the first boy Eddie comes to her “the way he would have come to his mother.”) The sex is a “consensual” gang bang, with each of the boys losing his virginity, and thus entering manhood, through Beverly.

The ’80s was a bonkers time, but the orgy scene in particular has aged poorly; critics and readers looking back at it have called it everything from “disturbing” to “sick” to “insane.” A Reddit reader from last year simply asked, “WTF?” and generated over 500 comments. For almost ten exhaustive pages, King describes each of the boys having sex with Beverly and their orgasms as a version of “flying.” (You also get the sense that King is a bit of a size queen.) Beverly’s desires are positioned as a way for her to overcome her own fears around sex, but mostly the narrative centers on how the boys literally enter adulthood through Beverly’s vagina. Kingreleased a statement a few years ago through his fan site Stephenking.com, where he wrote, “I wasn’t really thinking of the sexual aspect of it… Intuitively, the Losers knew they had to be together again. The sexual act connected childhood and adulthood.” Perhaps most horrifying to modern sensibilities is that there is no talk of birth control, condoms, or a realization that a circle jerk would have sufficed.

When the new adaptation was announced, many wondered whether it would feature the scene, or some version of it (though the 1990 version eschewed it entirely). As fans often like to say: It’s canon. So does the new version feature a bunch of kids engaging in an orgy? The tl;dr version: No. But while it evades the obvious graphic horror and legal problems of minors simulating group sex, the new film retains a lot of the original scene’s problems — namely, its regressive gender politics and sexualization of its adolescent-girl lead.

The 2017 film flattens and reduces Beverly as a character in retrograde ways. It plays up the love triangle between Beverly (Sophia Lillis), Bill (the protagonist played by Jaeden Lieberher, who loses his little brother Georgie at the start of the film), and the chubby kid, Ben (Jeremy Ray Taylor), who pines for Bev and writes her a precocious love haiku. The climax of the film — when the Losers reconnect to defeat It after they initially disband — is prompted by It capturing Beverly and taking her to its lair. From there, it’s a classic tale of a damsel in distress: When Bev’s friends come upon her, she’s suspended in midair, like a pendant lamp. The boys eventually get her down, but she’s zoned out, her eyes clouded over. And just as in Sleeping Beauty, Ben kisses her and she awakens. She exists first and foremost as an object of their desire.

It’s an odd decision, in part because this is a more classically sexist narrative than what Fukunaga and Chase Palmer wrote in their original screenplay (which was leaked online after Fukunaga and the studio parted due to “creative differences”). In fact, some of the major differences between the old and new scripts involve Beverly in this way; the new script sexualizes her several times, like when she flirts with a middle-aged cashier at a pharmacy to help the boys steal some supplies. (In the Fukunaga script, the hypochondriac kid Eddie, played by Jack Dylan Grazer, fakes a medical emergency). In Fukunaga and Palmer’s version, Beverly flirts with zero old dudes and needs no saving. She goes with the boys to Pennywise’s lair, launches herself into a waterfall and goes headlong into the fight.

The Fukunaga script does have elements of physical horror that hew more closely to the book. But the focus is different: Beverly’s It manifests as blood — buckets of blood that spew from the sink — and Fukunaga makes it clear that the blood is a metaphor for her own fears around growing up and becoming a “woman,” something she fears would make her more of a sexual object to men, including her father. The new version, on the other hand, removes the physical horror, but leaves in the male gaze: Her father leers at her, calling her his “little girl” and attempting to harm her physically, but there is no blatant indication of sexual abuse. And while the bathroom blood remains, it’s not visually connected to her period or to her fear of her dad, making it seem displaced and random.

The Fukunaga version also wisely sidestepped the orgy scene, but still contains a moment where the kids are lost in the sewer, starting to panic. Beverly reins them all in in a way that’s appropriately childlike and innocent.

http://www.vulture.com/2017/09/how-t...rgy-scene.html
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Still going string it seems.
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He has quiet a few disturbing books it seems...........

A lackluster novella in Four Past Midnight, the Library Policeman follows an insurance salesman named Sam as he unwittingly falls into a trap set up by a demonic librarian to kill him and assume his identity in order continue her life as a murderer of children. Yeah, it's not really a very deep book, easily the weakest in a collection that already pretty much sucks save for the excellence of the Langoliers.

Sam hates libraries, and as he moves to his final confrontation with the demon we see why in a dream of a repressed memory on a plane. When Sam a little boy, he was returning some overdue books when a, man stopped him outside the library. The man claims to be a policeman, and orders Sam to come with him to pay the fine on his books.

The fine ends up being a prolonged anal rape of the boy, and I do mean prolonged. The grown man forces his massive penis into Sam's ass as he's forced against a wall, all described with intimate detail of almost every thrust for four whole agonizing pages.

It's the sort of thing that if a director put in a film he would probably be cockpunched to death for, but King keeps it going and going and going. It may in fact be the most detailed sex scene in all his work, save one.
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Have not sen it yet,... just read from a reliable friend,...


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Based on Stephen King's seminal novel "It", the new movie is a horror thriller surrounding the mysterious creature known as "It" that manifests itself in the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown. "It" terrorizes the town of Derry, MA every 27 years awakening to eat young children. Both the book and the original 1990 TV movie follow the adventures of adults who have returned to Derry to face "It". They remember the childhood trauma they experienced fighting "It" through several flashback episodes.

The 2017 rendition of "It" does away with the mixed narrative. It focuses on only one time period - childhood. As the town of Derry is traumatized by missing kids, a group of misfits bands together forming the "Losers Club". They all share the common experience of being tormented by the bully Henry Bowers and his gang. They all have seen various forms of "It" and have been attacked by it.

The stuttering Billy who is searching for his brother Georgie who was devoured by "It" becomes their de facto leader of sorts inspiring them. Beverly, the only girl in the gang ends up being the one to bring them together and inspires them to fight "It".

All the kids share an excellent camaraderie. Their interactions are effortless and natural. You can see them forming lifelong bonds over the summer. There are many moments in the movie that maturely convey complex behaviors and interactions. Richie's (that kid from stranger things) potty mouth is both disturbing and hilariously delightful at the same time. Mike's struggle to euthanize sheep in the butcher business and his newfound ability to stomach it is a subtly conveyed transformation. The boys are stunned and gawk at Beverly in her undergarments, yet their pubescent behavior is underlined with innocence and genuine friendship. Beverly's reputation as a s**t and her smoking habit is explained by her troubled home life with a sexually abusive father. It is disturbing and gut-wrenching but portrayed in a manner that does not make you squirm.

Of course, the highlight of the movie is Bill Skaarsgard as "It". Bill Skarsgard is actually quite a good looking and charming man. But he totally gets into the character of "It". He transforms into the most grotesque and disturbing clown. That creepy smile will leave an indelible impact.

Overall the film is not as terrifying or disturbing as you would expect it. At least I found it a bit tame for my taste. Come at me bro, scare me more. However, the satisfaction in the film lies in the character arcs, narrative, and some intricately framed sequences. Seriously, the camera frames are exquisite.

The movie sets the stage for the bigger narrative of the book - the losers club returning to Derry to face "It" once again. Perhaps they will up the horror ante with adults. This movie was set in 1989, so part 2 should be set in 2016/2017. Also fun fact, the movie came out 27 years after the original with Tim Curry as "It"


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