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Movies & TV Shows of the 1990's and 2000's Fellow Time Traveler 12/20/2019 (Fri) 17:21:28 No.241
Which ones are your favorites? Pic related
>>1467 Yeah, the commercials are a deal breaker for me nowadays. I have zero patience for them anymore. I'd rather just download a bunch of episodes of a show or buy it on physical media than sit through them. Even if it's better on paper, it kind of feels cheap though. I remember how big of a big deal it felt like when a show I liked would come on compared to watching episodes at my own convenience. >>1468 >Not having to wait for new episodes was also a plus. Most of the time I watched episodes of Jetsons, Looney Tunes, etc it was something I hadn't seen before. I remember really liking the Jetsons movie from the '80s as a really little kid, which I think was actually considered a piece of crap. As bad of a reputation as Hanna-Barbera has, I always liked The Flintstones, The Jetsons, and Jonny Quest. Scooby-Doo was kind of repetitive to me, but I still enjoyed that too. That also goes for the '70s stuff with Scrappy Doo and the celebrity guest stars. I even liked the direct-to-video stuff, although I never saw anything after Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase.
>>1472 >As bad of a reputation as Hanna-Barbera has To be fair a lot of their reputation was with their cheap animation and Scooby-Doo knockoffs. (Some of them I didn't mind, but I would have gotten sick of them sooner without watching other shows.) The Flintstones, The Jetsons, and Jonny Quest were all good. Even Jetsons just being "Flintstones in the future" was more creative than most of their Scooby-Doo knockoffs. >I even liked the direct-to-video stuff The direct to video Scooby Doo movies in the 90s/early 2000s were great. It was actually cool watching them deal with actual supernatural stuff instead of a guy in a mask. >it kind of feels cheap though. I remember how big of a big deal it felt like when a show I liked would come on compared to watching episodes at my own convenience You're right. It's not as special to watch a show at anytime compared to when you waited until 7p on a Friday night for that new episode to come out. It doesn't help that younger generations are getting less patient and have shorter attention spans. I think the most special TV moments to me were the series finales of Avatar & Ed Edd n Eddy, especially considering most shows on Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network would end quietly instead. >Avatar had gone through a couple hiatuses >out of nowhere we get this trailer I still re-watch today https://yewtu.be/watch?v=5avd9_8rXH0 >that week in July finally comes >new episodes every night finishing off with the final movie on Friday >Ed Edd n Eddy advertises its final movie >we straight up got a 24 hour marathon of every episode finishing off with the movie premiere >Cartoon Network wanted to give a proper send-off for its longest running series and fucking delivered My siblings and I were hyped for weeks waiting. Moments like that you can't replicate with livestreaming. It's not the same.
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Do you guys know any similar 90s cyberpunk or internet related movies with similar aesthetics? I fucking love this shit, especially Hackers
>>1734 More similar to Johnny Mnemonic, Strange Days Lawnmower Man Closest think to Hackers is probably Anti-trust.
>>1734 Matrix
>>1734 One lesser known cyberpunk movie from the 90s is Ghost in the Machine (1993), very cheesy with lots of dated CGI and "computers are magic" moments, but still a delight to watch. >>1761 >Strange Days Man I fucking loved that movie, leagues above JM too.
>>1764 >Ghost in the Machine (1993), very cheesy with lots of dated CGI and "computers are magic" moments Nice, need to check it out.
>>1766 Why is Big Eyeball Man scarfing down sausage links?
>>1798 Cause he's tubular.
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>sci-fi >traditional 2D animation mixed with CGI >nu-metal soundtrack Titan A.E. the epitome of Y2K
>>2016 (CY+1) Been meaning to watch it. It's strange how that poster looks like a game/movie poster from the late 2000s, but it's actually from the beginning of the decade.
>>2033 It was a good movie. Not nearly as cringe as what would come out starting at the end of the decade. Really tried to remain grounded but also blatantly incorporated the dropships from mechwarrior as "terraforming ships" It deserved to be a cult classic since it also had the most alien depiction of aliens I've ever seen in visual fiction. Board owner. WHY THE FUCK DO WE HAVE TO TYPE TWO FUCKING CAPTCHKAS!? "YOU NEED TO PASS A BLOCK TO MAKE THIS POST!"
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I need lesser-known /retro/ Christmas kino. Not interested in shit everyone's seen like Home Alone. Preferably with "wholesome" elements (and curse the reddit faggots who've tainted that word)
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Recently I watched a documentary from the eraly 2000's about ufos. They really put some effort doing this sick animation for the purpose. Really like the vibe and the music.
>>2806 Nice find anon, that animation is cool. Source?
>>2807 It's a french documentary by Pascal Carron named En quĂȘte d'ovnis. You can watch it here : https://yewtu.be/watch?v=HrsJ8jPwF88
I'm surprised no-one mentioned The Matrix, which I think embodied the 90s "leather trenchcoats and twin uzis are awesome" edge and 00s "the computer is going to kill us all" fear better than almost any film ever made. It's a shame the rest of the series became total Hollywood garbage, but I suppose that's to be expected when the initial movie is such an absolutely stellar product. The cultural impact this movie had almost defies description. Even phrases like redpill and bluepill have endured decades after the film itself has faded from memory. The cultural wake this movie cast was massive. >the cinematic concept of "bullet time," which is now used in everything >the 360 shot of Trinity hanging in the air about to jump-kick (which just so happens to get a great panorama view of her ass in skintight leather) >the shot of Trinity jumping from roof to roof across the street during the opening >Neo dodging bullets >Neo stopping bullets with his mind >"there is no spoon" boy >Morpheus's reflective black pince-nez glasses, which suits him perfectly despite sounding incredibly fucking stupid There were parodies and homages to this fucking everywhere, from other blockbuster films to Flash animations. One of my personal favorites: https://yewtu.be/watch?v=P4lxoqAVm00 I just finished watching it over a couple of nights. Some of the CGI and martial arts are dated or silly-looking, but there's a surprising amount of it that holds up well. I recall hearing once that for some of the more advanced CG shots, the Wachowski brothers took truly inhumanly detailed computer scans of actors likenesses - I'm talking terabytes of visual data at a time when a Compact Disc was new. Perhaps more than just the film's quality and effects was its packaging of philosophical ideas in a way that modern audiences could understand. The information age was and still is unsatisfying and hollow, and there have been hundreds of millions of men like Neo who wish they could wake up from what feels like a dream or facade. Lots of them are like Cypher, and will ultimately be consumed by the machine or choose to be consumed by it because they don't have faith the way Morpheus and Trinity do (the only ones who survive by the end, along with Tank the tech guy). In the 90s, these guys were hackers and webmasters. These days, they're anonymous shitposters or artists like Negative XP (formerly School Shooter). The pain at the center of them is still the same. It's been many years since I saw the Matrix sequels, but I'm not sure if I want to revisit them considering how hollow the ending to the series is. Perhaps I'll finally get around to watching the spinoffs like The Animatrix and suchlike.
>>2942 It is also, from a movie-making perspective, very well-structured. The initial sequence in particular does a great job of quickly and effectively setting everything up from a story, thematic, genre, effect, and general cinematic perspective.
>>2942 >>2944 Yeah anon The Matrix is fantastic, the sheer style alone has a mesmerizing quality. The sequels may not be as good but Reloaded has some killer fights which make it worth watching I think.
>>2942 I never saw The Matrix until the second half of the 2000s, but I remember how constantly people would reference bullet time in the early years of the decade. I remember hearing the bullet dodging referred to as "doing The Matrix" when I was in elementary school. I actually saw Revolutions at a friend's house before I ever saw the first movie. I didn't enjoy it, and it didn't help that I had no clue what was going on. The same friend had an Xbox, and I remember playing Enter the Matrix with him one day when he had it as a rental.
>>2942 >I'm surprised no-one mentioned The Matrix >being this new
>>2949 Enter The Matrix was a game with a lot of pretty neat ideas, but it had very strange controls which hampered it. Seems that the Wachowski Brothers were ahead of their time, given how popular "cinematic" linear games with scripted set pieces are these days. Fun fact: the game even has a fighting game VS mode that you can unlock through the hacking side of it, though it's pretty bad.
>>2952 I don't remember that much of it other than that I seemed to think it was a better game than a review of it I saw at the time would have led me to believe, there was some kind of bullet time mechanic, and that I thought it was fun running up the walls.
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I think that Underworld and The Bourne Identity do a great job of capturing the aesthetic of the early 2000s. Dark, gritty, and while not the pinnacle of storytelling or filmmaking do have very good moments.
>>2942 I think the coolest CGI scene in the first film is when the helicoptor crashes into the glass skyscraper, and for a brief moment you see the glass warp and reflect everything around it before shattering. I saw it in theaters in 2019 as part of a 20th anniversary special and seeing it in IMAX was awesome. I've never finished the whole trilogy, never seen the last one although my friend spoiled it and told me what happened without even asking, gee thanks bro, I have the whole trilogy in 4K on my media server so maybe someday I'll watch it again.
>no one mentioned Shrek yet The first 2 movies were great. I know the 1st movie was more memorable for memes and Smash Mouth, but the 2nd movie was much better overall. The Holding Out For A Hero cover scene was one of my favorite climaxes in any movie.
>>3308 I had forgotten how funny that movie was. Thanks for making/posting that Anon. Cheers.
What do you guys think of The X-Files? I've been going through the first season lately having never watched anything other than the pilot episode a while ago. I've found it kind of underwhelming so far. There are a few things in particular that bother me. One is the fact that it doesn't even seem to trying to hide the that it was shot in the Pacific Northwest while still trying to pass it off as other locations. I know it's not big of a deal and that other shows do that too, but it still irritates me. The least they could have done is to at least hide the big mountains if they're trying to portray a Midwestern state, for example. A bigger problem for me is that the writers don't always seem that familiar with the subject matter they're supposed to be dealing with. A glaring example of that for me is the episode with the Jersey Devil. The Jersey Devil is supposed to be a flying monster similar to a bipedal horse or deer that lives in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. But Scully made a remark about it being like an "East Coast bigfoot" or something to that effect, which Mulder never corrected her for. The episode then goes even further and ends up portraying Jersey Devils as being a surviving population of cave men, one of which wanders into Atlantic City. There's some corny dialogue, but it's the basic premise of the episode that's the more noticeable problem for me. I blame Chris Carter, since he's the one who came up with the idea and wrote the episode. I imagine that he's at least familiar with what the creature's actually supposed to be like but chose to ignore it anyway. On another episode, a UFOlogist character asks Mulder if he's a member of CSICOP and makes a comment about it being a new organization. In reality, CSICOP was around since the '70s. You'd think given his background that he'd know better. I don't think it's a bad show or anything from what I've seen, but as someone with an interest in the subject matter these aspects detract from it. I guess my expectations might have been a bit too high though.
>>3312 I've been meaning to check it out but from your description it sounds like it doesn't really explore its source material properly.
>>3313 I definitely plan on finishing the first season but am not sure if I'll continue when I'm done with that. I've always had the mindset that I have to watch an entire series if I start to watch a certain show, but I'd like to stop feeling so obligated to see everything through to the end. I've heard that the show started to get crappy even in the later seasons of the original run anyway.
>>3312 If you'd like someone on zzzchan hosts TV night every wednesday night at 7:00 est, and the x-files is part of it https://zzzchan.xyz/vhs/thread/715.html
>>3318 Thanks for letting me know. I'm too much of an autist for that though. I'm trying to watch the show in chronological order. Right now I'm a little past halfway through season one. Time will tell if I end up watching anything past that.
>>3320 funny, that's exactly where they are as well. watching S01E19 next week.
>>3321 They're a little bit ahead of me then. "Gender Bender" is the next episode for me, but I've been falling behind.
X-filesfag here. I took my time finishing up the first season, and I ended up liking the last episode enough that I think I'm going to continue watching the show after taking a break with some other stuff first.
>>3422 Interesting, let us know if it picks up in season 2 when you get around to it anon.
>>1766 Would you call Lawnmower Man of the same kind of film?
Wait, hang on. Reboot hasn't come up in this thread even once. We need to fix that. I just rewatched everything up to the end of S3, so the best of it is fresh in my memory. I remember watching scoffing the whole show bar the tail end of S4 off my phone and the computer on early youtube. Anyone catch it while it aired? Surprisingly good writing for the first 3DCG cartoon series worth speaking of.
>>3541 Based ReBoot knower. How many seasons were there? I only know of through S3 (and that only through torrent). I remember seeing what must've been syndication replays after the fact, but I remember having fun thinking that little people were living their lives inside machines around me. :)
>>1315 I love videos like these
>>3542 Four. Four had some good production values and some cool moments, but the writing and character work started a sharp decline. >torrent Lemme help you. https://watchcartoononline.cc/anime/reboot >little people Imagine Bob and company directing things in a game of Rome Total War.

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