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Old 09-18-2017, 01:30 PM   #25851
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

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mother! - There's lot of visually striking religious symbolism, but it's hard to determine what the point of it all is. A Catholic friend believed it's a critique of the cultish nature of religion in terms of its male-focus and misogyny. I think there's some truth to that as there are references to Jesus, Cain and Abel, Mary Magdalene and possibly other biblical characters.

I don't think that's the whole story though as a lot of other stuff happens that doesn't fit so neatly into religion. Aronofsky is aiming for surrealism, but ultimately he's thrown together a mish-mash of ideas that don't have much substance. His visual flair can't cover up the incoherence. Throughout the movie I was alternately intrigued, confused and bored.
This is more or less how I felt. It was very ambitious to try to cram 3 (imo) story-lines/themes into one movie, but the actual execution is a bit of a mess. Generally, I like these type of films, but this one kind of stumbles over itself at times. It was marketed and cast like a horror/hollywood movie, but isn't at all.

It felt like being in a high school English class where the entire focus is on metaphors and allegory.
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:06 PM   #25852
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wow just watched the big sick and I'm pretty sure it has quite possibly the funniest joke I've ever heard in a movie.

not gonna spoil for those who haven't seen it but for those that have am I giving it too much credit or did you find it as hilarious as I did?
I don't ever recall laughing that hard at a joke in a theater.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:38 PM   #25853
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wow just watched the big sick and I'm pretty sure it has quite possibly the funniest joke I've ever heard in a movie.

not gonna spoil for those who haven't seen it but for those that have am I giving it too much credit or did you find it as hilarious as I did?
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Hardest ive ever laughed in a movie.
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Already posted about it ITT a few pages ago. Hardest I've laughed during a movie in a long time (maybe ever, not really sure).
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I don't ever recall laughing that hard at a joke in a theater.
can someone put it in spoiler tags? really hoping it's the

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Old 09-18-2017, 07:06 PM   #25854
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can someone put it in spoiler tags? really hoping it's the

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Assuming its

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Old 09-18-2017, 07:17 PM   #25855
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:21 PM   #25856
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

It's def not the laser printer.

That actors demeanor is what makes him so funny. Another comedian wouldn't be nearly as hilarious.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:32 PM   #25857
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:54 PM   #25858
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

mflip - thanks again for your reviews. The way you make succinct synopses that give a solid feel for the movie without spoiling or ruining anything is why I enjoy your work. Definitely going to check out Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri soley due to your review.




Kumail fans -

(yes, this is a recording of a TV screen but trust me it's worth making an exception for)

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Old Yesterday, 12:43 AM   #25859
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can someone put it in spoiler tags? really hoping it's the

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Just finished, awesome movie.

I'm guessing it's the
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Old Yesterday, 05:17 AM   #25860
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

I had the amazing experience of being the only person in the theater that laughed at that joke (out of four total) and not just laughing, but laughing HYSTERICALLY. For minutes.
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Old Yesterday, 05:37 AM   #25861
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

I gave a hearty chuckle but didn't find it thaaaaaat funny. The whole situation seemed a bit forced in order to try to fit the joke in.
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Old Yesterday, 06:42 AM   #25862
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can someone put it in spoiler tags? really hoping it's the

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ur trolling us right?

lol at putting the laser tag joke in spoilers.
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I had the amazing experience of being the only person in the theater that laughed at that joke (out of four total) and not just laughing, but laughing HYSTERICALLY. For minutes.
ya I was convulsing.
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Old Yesterday, 08:54 AM   #25864
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

i had to google the joke because of the chat here

was great
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Old Yesterday, 06:18 PM   #25865
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I finally watched Moonrise Kingdom last night, spurred on my Baltimore's praise a couple days ago. I used to be a big Wes Anderson guy, loved Rushmore and Bottle Rocket, liked Tenenbaums and even Zisou. He had lost me on Darjeeling Limited which I hated with a passionate intensity.

I didn't hate Moonrise, but it didn't really win me over. It all seemed a little hollow for me, the whimsy, in a way it hadn't in his earliest films. Murray seems completely wasted here. Norton was good, and I did like some of the silly scout stuff. It had its moments, I don't think it's worthless.

I just checked out Budapest Hotel from la biblioteca, gonna give that a whirl tonight or tomorrow.
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Old Yesterday, 07:10 PM   #25866
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Grand Budapest Hotel is a masterpiece IMO.
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Old Yesterday, 07:11 PM   #25867
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It is definitely his best film.
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Old Yesterday, 07:12 PM   #25868
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I love The Fantastic Mr. Fox
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Old Yesterday, 09:08 PM   #25869
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I can't understand why this guy always has a stupid smirk on his face...


Seriously?
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Old Yesterday, 11:08 PM   #25870
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

So you know why he's always wearing a wry smile then?
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Old Today, 12:04 AM   #25871
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mother!

So very bad. If I couldn't have a horror movie, I wanted at least a thriller and it wasn't even close to that. It's a bad muddled allegory that isn't engaging on an emotional nor intellectual level. It was just irritating. People next to me walked out. I really disliked the constant extreme close-ups on Jennifer Lawrence's face as well because they started to give me a headache.

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