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In the commentary track for the Usual Suspects (which I believe was the first commentary track ever), they said the dog definitely got off the boat before they blew the boat up. 

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Fuck - I get upset at the random gif of Hulk Hogan from Thunder in Paradise where it appears they accidentally captured a guy murdering a dog

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2 minutes ago, RIPPA said:

Fuck - I get upset at the random gif of Hulk Hogan from Thunder in Paradise where it appears they accidentally captured a guy murdering a dog

It was Mr. Nanny, but yeah, that guy just threw away a dog into a lake. 

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1 hour ago, S.K.o.S. said:

Not sure if I mentioned this on here before, but becoming a pet owner last year has changed me at least a little bit in this respect.  There's a scene in American Honey where kids steal a dog from its owners and I got more upset about that than I would have expected.

Yup.  For instance, long before I had a dog, I watched and loved Amores Perros with three intersecting stories connected by dogs, and the first one is about a guy who puts his dog in a dog-fighting ring.  And, since that first viewing, my sister and her husband got a dog, then I got a dog, than my brother got a dog, and I know there's no way I'll ever be able to watch that movie again.

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1 hour ago, S.K.o.S. said:

Double-post, disregard

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And Where the Red Fern Grows

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No movie ever made me feel more suicidal than Lilja 4-Ever. I didn't tear up at any part, but I just wanted not to live any longer.

Plague Dogs, on the other hand... (And Dear Zachary if that counts)

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21 minutes ago, RIPPA said:

And Where the Red Fern Grows

I have no idea why the decided to read that fucking book to us in fourth grade.  The teachers were bawling towards the end.

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Animal deaths in movies really don't phase me much. I mean it sucks, but it doesn't really pull at the heart strings for me the way it seems to for other people.

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The whole plot of A Dog's Purpose is that the dog keeps dying and the owners can't know that his spirit lives on.

 

You could not pay me to watch this film.

 

They're all good dogs, Bront.

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In regards to the "infamous" scene with the German Shepard in A Dog's Purpose:

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I think the producers were scared to death because the scene in question (of the dog actually jumping in the water), momentarily takes away from the film because it is so glaring how bad it's edited to hide the fact a German Shepherd somehow got in the water at all.

 

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8 hours ago, Eivion said:

Animal deaths in movies really don't phase me much. I mean it sucks, but it doesn't really pull at the heart strings for me the way it seems to for other people.

Hell I balled at the dying Apatosaurus in JURASSIC WORLD.

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9 hours ago, RIPPA said:

Robot

I like animals and don't want to see them die, but its just a movie/show/animation to me. This stuff rarely affects me even when its people.

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13 hours ago, piranesi said:

Hell I balled at the dying Apatosaurus in JURASSIC WORLD.

I cried during Jurassic World too.

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On 2/15/2017 at 1:48 AM, caley said:

I 100% understand this, especially since the scene itself
 

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where John Wick awakens to find his shot dog has dragged its bloody body across the floor to die by his side while he's unconscious

 

is just DEVASTATING.

I can handle most things in movies, but any scene where an animal is going to die or even in distress is just it for me.  I bought and was watching 'The Good, The Bad and the Weird' and thought "Boy some of these explosions look like they're happening REALLY close to the horses", then watched another where a horse clearly goes down, looked the film up and found it was banned (Until they re-edited it or something) in England because of some mistreatment/possible deaths of the horses.  I sold the movie to a book store a few days later.

Pretty sure an actual human being died filming that scene as well but of course was thankfully not shown in the film. 

 

You guys should watch Jet Li's debut film Shaolin Temple. Their is a scene where he accidentally suffocates his "love interest's" dog under his bed sheet when she makes it chase him and he winds up back at the temple and has to try and hide when a high up monk comes snooping...Cut to the next scene at night and Jet is cooking the dog in the woods outside and is quickly found by his fellow monks and teacher who all proceed to eat the dog for the obligatory "oh the monks are eating meat" scene in every Shaolin movie ever. Oh yea and his teacher who munches out on the dog too is the father of the "love interest".

Different times/culture I know and it sounds worse typed out(the dog spends 2 seconds under the sheet and you never see it laying there dead and the night scene starts with whatever Jet is cooking in the woods cooked black and not in the shape of a dog)but yea. 

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On ‎2‎/‎15‎/‎2017 at 0:56 PM, Johnny Sorrow said:

Old Yeller must destroy most of you.

You really do need to shut the hell up, Johnny.  I wept for days.

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Arrival - another massive disappointment in my winter of discontent. Boring with leaps in logic and plot. And no payoff at the end. Ugh.

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Hey, finally something good! 

Boyhood - The story of Mason as he grows from young boy to college freshman as told through a series of not-always-connected scenes. There's not real overarching plot, just the kid growing up and dealing with parents, divorce, girls, school. Etc. The conceit here, as most probably know, it's that the movie was filmed in pieces using the same cast over the span of 12 years so we are literally watching the kid grow up before our eyes. The cast  is terrific as well. Highly recommended though I can easily see where this one would be a total miss for a lot of people. 

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Boyhood: Where Patricia Arquette is just an awful actress for over a decade.

Meanwhile, for movies where I do believe the dog lives, there's Cowboys and Aliens.

 

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I was so bored by Boyhood that I  turned it off within a half hour, but each to his own and all that....

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I'm legitimately baffled someone watched that movie and thought Arquette was "an awful actress" while she have a stunning, consistent and mesmerizing performance over the course of over a decade. It's one of the finest pieces of film acting in recent history and at times almost solely carries the movie.

So yeah, to each their own.

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On 2017-02-17 at 9:21 AM, J.T. said:

You really do need to shut the hell up, Johnny.  I wept for days.

In fairness, making Johnny weep is as easy as typing Bad Words about the Grateful Dead. Or trying to get him to remember to submit a list.

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3 hours ago, Kuetsar said:

I was so bored by Boyhood that I  turned it off within a half hour, but each to his own and all that....

I get it.  I could tell right away that it would be really polarizing.  I was drawn into the characters and the kid's development but I can see where the way they did it wouldn't appeal.

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