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Old 05-12-2020, 01:51 AM   #4476
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What do people like about California Split? I watched the first half of it and it seemed like nothing was happening so I quit.
It's definitely not action packed, and doesn't really have much of a plot, but the acting is excellent. It's basically a character study of the degenerate gambler lifestyle. If I hadn't spent a lot of time in casinos around gamblers I might not have cared for it much myself, but I found it very interesting.
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Old 05-12-2020, 04:23 PM   #4477
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Nice oral history on the making of Mad Max: Fury Road.
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Old 05-13-2020, 11:52 AM   #4478
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The Lighthouse - Willem Defoe and Robert Pattinson are lighthouse keepers and weirdness ensues. Not sure what to make of it all but I liked it.

Narnia Prince Caspian - Meh, I fell asleep for 30 minutes and when I woke up my kids were not watching it anymore, I finished the last hour or so and felt that I wasted my time a bit.
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Old 05-13-2020, 06:58 PM   #4479
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Thanks heaps for sharing this, 10/10 read
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Old 05-13-2020, 09:15 PM   #4480
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The Lighthouse - Willem Defoe and Robert Pattinson are lighthouse keepers and weirdness ensues. Not sure what to make of it all but I liked it.
yes... but will you ever watch it again?
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Old 05-13-2020, 09:29 PM   #4481
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The Lighthouse - Willem Defoe and Robert Pattinson are lighthouse keepers and weirdness ensues. Not sure what to make of it all but I liked it.
I was hoping it would be a ghost story or a mystery or a monster movie or have some story arc but it wasn't really any of those I don't think. Mostly it was scenes of two men conversing during their descent into total madness. Had some masterful acting and old seafaring poetic monologues with some interesting special effects (mermaid vision plus others) Grade B+.
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Old 05-14-2020, 09:43 AM   #4482
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It's a Greek myth play...
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Old 05-14-2020, 01:12 PM   #4483
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yes... but will you ever watch it again?
Probably in a few years after it gets brought up again. Just don't have the time to rewatch many movies. I do want to rewatch Melancholia after it was brought up recently.

edit - I thought Robert Pattinson was great, also liked him in what little I saw of Goodtime. Interested in his upcoming movies. Is Christopher Nolans movie still expected to be released this summer?

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Old 05-14-2020, 01:35 PM   #4484
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it's showing up behind a pay wall for me is that the case for e everyone or have I just ran out of my free articles for the month?

anyway to read this without subscribing?
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Old 05-14-2020, 01:41 PM   #4485
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I assumed it was a continuation of Annihilation and they *finally* reached the Lighthouse. It seemed to fit. I guess the original Keeper broke out of the ectoplasmic scribbler in the Tower. Won't be watching again any time soon.
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Old 05-14-2020, 01:43 PM   #4486
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it's showing up behind a pay wall for me is that the case for e everyone or have I just ran out of my free articles for the month?

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You could try opening it in an incognito window.
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Old 05-14-2020, 01:57 PM   #4487
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You could try opening it in an incognito window.
Or he could try opening his wallet. A subscription costs the grand total of $1/week.
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:39 PM   #4488
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tried that no good.
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:41 PM   #4489
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Or he could try opening his wallet. A subscription costs the grand total of $1/week.
if they let u sign up anonymously and pay with btc I'd happily subscribe but they don't care about the $1 it's just a method to force u to sign up with a credit/debit card and give them all your data and I'm over that ****.

and before u start I've never had a Facebook account and the only social media I've ever had is Twitter.
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Old 05-15-2020, 03:43 AM   #4490
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I need to watch 12 Monkeys again sometime. Been so long since I've seen that movie. But I think I remember a crazy homeless bum showing Bruce Willis how he ripped out his eyeballs because he was sure that's how the government was tracking him all the time.
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Old 05-15-2020, 06:52 AM   #4491
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Or he could try opening his wallet. A subscription costs the grand total of $1/week.
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if they let u sign up anonymously and pay with btc I'd happily subscribe but they don't care about the $1 it's just a method to force u to sign up with a credit/debit card and give them all your data and I'm over that ****.
Exactly, F paywalls.

IT 2 was better than I expected but not great. Was kind of bored at points. I still think part 1 was extremely well done and will hold up.
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Old 05-15-2020, 02:06 PM   #4492
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I need to watch 12 Monkeys again sometime. Been so long since I've seen that movie. But I think I remember a crazy homeless bum showing Bruce Willis how he ripped out his eyeballs because he was sure that's how the government was tracking him all the time.
its in the teeth bob, but I was too smart for them bob....
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Old 05-15-2020, 03:04 PM   #4493
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Ha, that's right, it was his teeth. I knew there was something I was forgetting.

This coming from a man who got rid of his phones 4 months ago and pretty much only stays in contact with the rest of the world via internet and email.
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Old 05-16-2020, 08:35 AM   #4494
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finally got around to Joker

no clue how this movie was such a phenomenon and grossed >$1B with 11 academy award noms. 31st highest grossing movie of all time? wtf?

the only thing I can come up with is the association to the Batman franchise

take out the Batman angle (either pretend Batman doesn't exist, or pretend the movie was called Clown and the references to Batman were either not made, or solely made within the universe of this one movie and unrelated to the Batman franchise) and what would have happened with this movie? it would have just been treated as a Taxi Driver ripoff/remake, right?

Phoenix had a great performance, sure. But 11 nominations? Is that a joke? Yes, 2019 was a bad year, but it wasn't that bad. This was the least-watched Oscar ceremony of all time so whatever Oscars.

Not to say it was a bad movie or anything like that. I just don't get why it was so popular.
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Old 05-16-2020, 09:18 AM   #4495
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finally got around to Joker

no clue how this movie was such a phenomenon and grossed >$1B with 11 academy award noms. 31st highest grossing movie of all time? wtf?

the only thing I can come up with is the association to the Batman franchise

take out the Batman angle (either pretend Batman doesn't exist, or pretend the movie was called Clown and the references to Batman were either not made, or solely made within the universe of this one movie and unrelated to the Batman franchise) and what would have happened with this movie? it would have just been treated as a Taxi Driver ripoff/remake, right?

Phoenix had a great performance, sure. But 11 nominations? Is that a joke? Yes, 2019 was a bad year, but it wasn't that bad. This was the least-watched Oscar ceremony of all time so whatever Oscars.

Not to say it was a bad movie or anything like that. I just don't get why it was so popular.
qft

considering watching viarium, i don't like movies with those kinds of premises but opening scene of the cuckoo bird is excellent and i'm a sucker for imogen poots and jesse eisenberg
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if they let u sign up anonymously and pay with btc I'd happily subscribe but they don't care about the $1 it's just a method to force u to sign up with a credit/debit card and give them all your data and I'm over that ****.

and before u start I've never had a Facebook account and the only social media I've ever had is Twitter.
LOL, okay.

Stay safe in your anonymity to the big bad corporations.

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Old 05-16-2020, 02:01 PM   #4497
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finally got around to Joker

no clue how this movie was such a phenomenon and grossed >$1B with 11 academy award noms. 31st highest grossing movie of all time? wtf?

the only thing I can come up with is the association to the Batman franchise

take out the Batman angle (either pretend Batman doesn't exist, or pretend the movie was called Clown and the references to Batman were either not made, or solely made within the universe of this one movie and unrelated to the Batman franchise) and what would have happened with this movie? it would have just been treated as a Taxi Driver ripoff/remake, right?

Phoenix had a great performance, sure. But 11 nominations? Is that a joke? Yes, 2019 was a bad year, but it wasn't that bad. This was the least-watched Oscar ceremony of all time so whatever Oscars.

Not to say it was a bad movie or anything like that. I just don't get why it was so popular.
Self righteous condescending diatribe about to begin...

It made a ton of money because the superhero audience and the good movie audience barely overlap. The superhero audience has largely never seen great films like Taxi Driver or King of Comedy. They are like the woman holding a knock off designer purse. They don’t know it’s worse. They see Joker and think “wow” character development, interesting cinematography, acting is centred instead of CGI. These are things they haven’t seen much so it seems new and vital.

They basically sold a knock off designer purse to a bunch of teenage boys and young men.
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Self righteous condescending diatribe about to begin...

It made a ton of money because the superhero audience and the good movie audience barely overlap. The superhero audience has largely never seen great films like Taxi Driver or King of Comedy. They are like the woman holding a knock off designer purse. They don’t know it’s worse. They see Joker and think “wow” character development, interesting cinematography, acting is centred instead of CGI. These are things they haven’t seen much so it seems new and vital.

They basically sold a knock off designer purse to a bunch of teenage boys and young men.
LOL, you weren't kidding.
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Old 05-16-2020, 02:18 PM   #4499
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Already saw it on DVD but it comes on HBO tonight, will check it out again.
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Old 05-16-2020, 03:03 PM   #4500
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I saw it, it was interesting, but I haven't though about it once since then....Joker was ok. That's it.
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