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Old 06-27-2020, 10:40 PM   #4801
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Re: Talk About Movies: Part 4

Contraband - 2012 mark wahlberg. Goes as expected. Nothing great but an enjoyable turn your brain off type movie to watch.
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Old 06-28-2020, 08:33 AM   #4802
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I'm halfway thru Parasite and honestly not seeing what all the fuss is about. I guess I should finish it before arriving at an opinion though, can't take that responsibility lightly.
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Old 06-28-2020, 02:33 PM   #4803
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Digital animation never got past the "isn't it cool" phase. Too often they do it just to be doing, but without adding anything to the creation.
It's the same way with CGI. You would think that technological advancements in the medium would become more integrated with the storytelling over time, but then I compare something like Terminator 2 to Avatar and wonder why I even bother.
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Old 06-28-2020, 03:33 PM   #4804
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I'm halfway thru Parasite and honestly not seeing what all the fuss is about. I guess I should finish it before arriving at an opinion though, can't take that responsibility lightly.
You really seem to be giving one of the most widely acclaimed films in a decade your full attention.

Hey guys I watched Apocalypse Now in 10 minute chunks over three days between episodes of Two and Half Men. I don’t really see what all the fuss is about.

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Old 06-28-2020, 11:19 PM   #4805
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i'll never understand people watching a movie in chunks while posting about it in between
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Old 06-29-2020, 06:37 AM   #4806
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OMG Cinema Paradiso....
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Old 06-29-2020, 02:19 PM   #4807
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I'm halfway thru Parasite and honestly not seeing what all the fuss is about. I guess I should finish it before arriving at an opinion though, can't take that responsibility lightly.
It's a little confusing at first, but the 2nd time I saw it, it really clicked. Brilliant, funny, horrifying movie.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:55 PM   #4808
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DISNEY RESETTING STAR WARS; ERASING LAST JEDI

Interesting rumor that Disney and Jon Favreau are planning on making the final Star Wars trilogy "not canon" and placed in a separate "alternate universe," and that they will begin again and replace The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and Skywalker with a new series of movies, as they think the JJ Abrams/Rian Johnson trilogy effectively stops Star Wars in its narrative tracks.

Kathleen Kennedy, who produced the last trilogy, is against this....so you have a Favreau vs. Kennedy conflict happening at Disney. Favreau, remember, is the main creative force behind The Mandalorian.

This is interesting. And the article is an interesting read.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:32 AM   #4809
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since we're talking internal disney politics let me just mention one of my fav books is disneywar and you all should read it.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:33 AM   #4810
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That's hilarious lol.

"Sorry we made half a dozen terrible movies, but forget about those! We promise the next ones will be better!"
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:47 AM   #4811
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I mean, the last three were at least better than the middles ones. THOSE are the ones they should remake. "I hate sand."
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:06 AM   #4812
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guessing that guy was wearing a tin foil hat when he wrote that article.
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:16 AM   #4813
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I'm halfway thru Parasite and honestly not seeing what all the fuss is about. I guess I should finish it before arriving at an opinion though, can't take that responsibility lightly.
Heh, it turned out pretty good after all. Quite a ride!
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:20 AM   #4814
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^ ^ I was hoping you’d come in here with that
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:28 AM   #4815
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Re: Talk About Movies: Part 4

Rewatched Doubt for the first time in ten years. It's a good movie blessed a truly great script.

John Patrick Shanley at the height of his powers. His directing, however, is a tad flat. But that's okay, when you have words that good and actors like Streep, Hoffman, Davis, and Adams to say them, might as well just put the camera on sticks, turn it on, and let them go to town.

It's an incredible view into 4 characters with deep, complex internal lives - but lives that we barely get to glimpse.

Doubt, intolerance, compassion, love...all BIG topics with big questions. Shanley does a helluva job thematically while not short-changing the straight-forward narrative.

It take it back, it's a great movie, not just a good.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:09 AM   #4816
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Doubt has the same problem lots of film adaptations of theatre do - it's too stagey. People in a room talking a lot is the stuff of stage, not cinema. The translation to the screen often feels a bit awkward, which isn't helped by the somewhat stilted dialogue in Doubt.

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Old 06-30-2020, 04:44 PM   #4817
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Talk About Movies: Part 4

King of Staten Island was just ok. Some scenes and characters were pretty goofy. One of Apatow’s less polished and fleshed out movies, which is surprising at this point.

Had its moments, but I found Pete Davidson’s character to be a little annoying and not that funny. And I liked his last standup. Doubt he’s a lead again anytime soon. Jeff Who Lives at Home did a better job telling a similar story.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:50 PM   #4818
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:09 PM   #4819
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They are going to make stupid Star Wars movies until the world ends.
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:23 PM   #4820
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They are going to make stupid Star Wars movies until the world ends.
so....30 years?
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:39 PM   #4821
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so....30 years?
You're an optimist, Dom.
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:56 PM   #4822
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so....30 years?
October.
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but the election is in November
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Old Yesterday, 04:06 AM   #4824
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Molly's Game - got around to finishing this bc people in here liked it, glad I did. Seems like a hollywood-ized version of what really went on but when she finally dropped the act, I started to enjoy it more, and the stuff with her and her dad at the end tugged at my strings a bit. That one scene where the guy blows up completely and loses everything he had was tough to watch, can't help but think how many times that's happened to people in big games. Scary. Overall an entertaining movie.

Killing Them Softly - I really enjoyed this. Gandolfini is up there with the greats imo, so believable and charismatic. He plays this type of character (this & in True Romance) amazingly, and gives it that real-world-psychopathic spin that few actors are capable of. Brad Pitt plays Brad Pitt as always, but the rest of the cast is A+

The Disaster Artist - Franco-as-Wiseau was too unlikeable for me, I finished it but only barely.

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pretty sure Wiseau was supposed to be unlikable
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