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Posted by: nacho
« on: January 10, 2020, 11:48:48 AM »

Oh my god...there's so much to watch!
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: January 09, 2020, 12:54:49 PM »

Did While We're Young and Marriage Story (both on Netflix) back to back and am officially now a Noah Baumbach fan.

Everybody's talking about how great Adam Driver is in Marriage Story, and make no mistake, he's hands down the best actor of his generation. (Watching him in this versus Rise of Skywalker only further illustrates what a hot mess that movie is.) That said, ScarJo is absolutely sensational in his movie. I love it when "beautiful" actors play normal and desperately flawed people. There's a single shot early on which is mind-numbingly good. Laura Dern is also fucking amazing, but she's amazing reading a phone book.

Anyway, RC says Go Baumbach or Go Bum Back. (See what I did there?)
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: February 15, 2019, 01:58:39 PM »

That's what I thought too.
Posted by: nacho
« on: February 15, 2019, 11:07:21 AM »

Blah.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: February 15, 2019, 12:00:05 AM »

Tolkien biopic.

Posted by: nacho
« on: January 14, 2019, 10:42:18 AM »

You can pretty much assume everyone had smallpox at some point back then. In fact, it was fairly common practice (somewhat before the time of the Tudors) to intentionally infect children with smallpox (much like some people do with chicken pox). The "inoculation" methods were rather insane. In some cases, puss and scabs were taken, dried, and then blown into the healthy person's nose through a long tube.

That's fucked up.

On a different note, I'm completely agog over Saoirse Ronan since watching this movie. She's incredibly fun and humble.

Fun fact #2: Blowing the virus up your nose is also a modern alternative to the flu shot! So we're still using this technique.

She is amazing.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:56:29 PM »

You can pretty much assume everyone had smallpox at some point back then. In fact, it was fairly common practice (somewhat before the time of the Tudors) to intentionally infect children with smallpox (much like some people do with chicken pox). The "inoculation" methods were rather insane. In some cases, puss and scabs were taken, dried, and then blown into the healthy person's nose through a long tube.

That's fucked up.

On a different note, I'm completely agog over Saoirse Ronan since watching this movie. She's incredibly fun and humble.
Posted by: nacho
« on: December 31, 2018, 02:46:23 PM »

You can pretty much assume everyone had smallpox at some point back then. In fact, it was fairly common practice (somewhat before the time of the Tudors) to intentionally infect children with smallpox (much like some people do with chicken pox). The "inoculation" methods were rather insane. In some cases, puss and scabs were taken, dried, and then blown into the healthy person's nose through a long tube.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: December 31, 2018, 11:17:57 AM »

The Mary, Queen of Scots movie is perhaps as good as it can be while mostly sticking to the historical record. Critics are saying that Elizabeth and Mary almost certainly never met face to face, but I was okay with that particular dramatic embellishment. (They only meet once when Mary I seeking asylum in England.) The director is a first time filmmaker and she does a really good job contrasting the health of Elizabeth’s court with the dark backstabbing dinginess of Mary’s.  Saoirse Ronan gives a sort of manic overwrought performance that still manages to be somewhat believable. Margot Robbie is pretty much my favorite female actor running these days. I love here willingness to “go ugly” for her roles. She’s no Cate Blanchett (and her accent is fairly mercurial which I found weird with her being an Aussie), but she adds a layer of melancholy that other Lizzes haven’t had. I had no idea Elizabeth had smallpox which is why she’s always portrayed caked in make-up.

Look for David Tennant as a wild Protestant minister and every other 90s/00s day player in supporting roles.

RC says check it out.
Posted by: monkey!
« on: December 19, 2018, 06:06:41 PM »

We’d all be balls deep inside her.
Posted by: nacho
« on: December 06, 2018, 10:06:13 AM »

That's Tudor "history" the same way Iron Sky is World War II "history."

But, yes, it looks fun!
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: December 05, 2018, 07:35:56 PM »

I've been balls deep in Tudor history this semester, so this is turning all my dials up to 11.

Posted by: nacho
« on: October 01, 2018, 02:33:27 PM »

!!

High on my list. Is it streaming in non-jolly roger circles?

Not yet... It just dropped, so it's still in buy-me mode.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: October 01, 2018, 12:56:56 PM »

!!

High on my list. Is it streaming in non-jolly roger circles?
Posted by: nacho
« on: October 01, 2018, 12:11:41 PM »

Wow... Eighth Grade really suffered from old people not understanding what the movie was about. It was described to me as "a movie told entirely through Instagram posts." That's not true at all. It's actually a beautifully handled, introspective, and wholly engaging study of being 13 in modern America. And you don't need to be 13 to understand it or enjoy it, nor do you need to be born in the era of the internet and social media. The movie transcends all of that. It's a quiet, occasionally disturbing, and haunting portrait of a teenager.