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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #885 on: January 18, 2017, 09:36:38 AM »
Whoa! That's a shocker. The reviews have been along the lines of "too soon for real perspective."

Oh, well, yes. That's also true. I cried and was enraged alternately for about 60% of the movie. That did make the minor "day in the life of nothing ever happens here police department" comic relief elements a little galling.

But as a study of the two bomber motherfuckers and the rather insane level of the police manhunt (essentially doing all but actually declaring martial law), it's incredible.

I also didn't know how over the top the battle was when the cops caught up with them. It's like a war movie. I went back and watched footage and read about it and, yeah... Machine guns, explosions, street-by-street fighting, all on a sleepy suburban street. Amazing, really.


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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #886 on: January 30, 2017, 11:57:32 AM »
Arrival!

So... I don't get all the raving about this movie. It's basically just Sphere.

That said, it's the Sphere adaptation that the fans of the book wanted and never got, so that's nice.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #887 on: January 31, 2017, 08:25:42 AM »
American Pastoral really dropped the ball, and all because of one flaw. Rita Cohen. In the movie, she's a seductive temptress and the filmmakers talk about "fear of the vagina" and "fear of powerful women" and put all these spins on it but... They must not have read the book! In the book, Rita Cohen is, arguably, a symptom of the Swede's growing madness. Sometimes she's Tyler Durden-esque and it seems like the Swede is fighting with himself, sometimes she's clearly a ghost, able to vanish and appear at will.

What makes it frustrating in the movie is that Rita keeps some of her dialogue where she implies that she is, indeed, a figment of the Swede's troubled imagination and is really just a glorified version of his daughter. So when you cast her as real antagonist-type, that dialogue doesn't make too much sense.

Ah, well. Hard book to put to film. I give them credit for trying.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #888 on: February 06, 2017, 09:59:20 AM »
We're all going to go see the Baywatch remake, right?


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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #889 on: February 06, 2017, 10:55:44 AM »
Oh my god...

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #890 on: February 06, 2017, 11:15:08 AM »
What?! You mean this is the first you've heard of it? Oh, then you must see this:


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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #891 on: February 06, 2017, 11:39:26 AM »
Isn't this the third or fourth reboot?

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #892 on: February 28, 2017, 04:47:22 PM »
Sausage Party might be one of the best religious satires of the past ten years. It's crass and aimed at 14-year-old boys, and yet there are some great thematic undertones that actually make it interesting on a  level it doesn't even deserve to be considered. I was shocked by how much I enjoyed it.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #893 on: February 28, 2017, 04:50:00 PM »
Sausage Party might be one of the best religious satires of the past ten years. It's crass and aimed at 14-year-old boys, and yet there are some great thematic undertones that actually make it interesting on a  level it doesn't even deserve to be considered. I was shocked by how much I enjoyed it.

I was oddly drawn to this on demand but couldn't bring myself to watch it. Will do so now!

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Why can't they utilize Kate McKinnon properly in movies?


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My guess, after re-watching Ghostbusters and drawing conclusions based on the blooper reel, is that nobody knows how to keep her under control once the cameras start rolling. We also see this somewhat on SNL. She's a "live" performer who doesn't quite work well with others.

Probably because she's insane.

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The Great Wall!

Chinese pandering at its worst! And it's basically just a reboot of 13th Warrior.

But, man, is it pretty...

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Forget Rogue One. Give me The Fifth Element 2.


New Trailer for The Fifth Element 2, I mean, Valerian and the Really Really Super Long Sub-Title

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BASED ON THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED A GENERATION....of people born in rural France.

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Yeah, that made me turn my head.
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