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Old Yesterday, 03:12 AM   #26476
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

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hey, you can't know every damn band in the world. I'm sure I listen to and worship some bands you've never heard of!
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^^^ Those lyrics!! Best thing I've seen since Trollollol man
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I though it was going to be a striptease at the end. I'm disappointed.
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Murder On The Orient Express - 4/10 (Forgettable)
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Coco

Dia de los Muertos: ˇHay Fantasmas!

Spirited Away: goes to Club Med.

Spirit Dog: May have dropped acid.

Odysseus, Dorothy & Miguel: can't seem to get home.

The Dead: require justice. (Rashomon? Not quite.)

The lady sitting next to me with her kids: smuggled in and chugged 3 tallboys.

"I wrote it for:" Coco.

Cartoons! Ghosts! Mariachis! What's not to like? Check it out.
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way late to party but finally watched gone girl - plot of a lifetime movie of the week. rosamund pike was good tho. a little on the long side 5.5/10
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Stand By Me - I think this was the first time I saw it in full. It's okay, a better movie than other '80s kid "classic" The Goonies for sure. But I like to focus on the negative, so:

It has what I describe as "forced nostalgia" that I've seen other movies do. It "forces" it with its flashback structure, with musical choices that are selected specifically to make you wistful about the '60s (mostly sad tunes), and with kids who are "wise" beyond their years about aging and death and the dissolution of childhood friendships. You don't need any of that; the movie still would feel nostalgic, and would be improved imo, if you removed those elements. An authentic-feeling '60s setting with a decent story is enough to evoke nostalgia on its own.

When we see that one of these 12 year olds is quite smart and others are not, it's apparent that the smart one has a good chance of "making it" out of that town while the others do not. This does not need to be explicitly vocalized by the children, and it harms the movie for them to do so.

There's also this closing "resonant" line about how you never again have friends like you had when you were 12. Uh, no? Sounds like something a dysfunctional adult who writes in his office alone all day would think though.
In fairness to Reiner I think almost all the stuff you mentioned came directly from the book. Stephen King is a big fan of nostalgia.

Also that last line is right from the book I believe, call me sappy but I love that line, one of the best closing lines in movie history imo. And I didn't think the kids were wise beyond their years, if anything I thought King captured pretty impressively how 12 year olds talk to each other.
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