Movies, Movies, Movies!

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by ILTBY, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Kinzvlle

    Kinzvlle At the bottom of a pit Contributor

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    It was, I enjoyed it thought there take was interesting, the acting was great, the writing had some glorious moments, and it was a good movie. The final speech back and forthed so much it didn`t really make sense...but with the Joker maybe that was the point.

    The thing with The Joker was it had this massive press storm around it. One side hyping it up as this horrible hateful pro incel, film that was gonna start mass shootings, and was to gruesome to be shown. The other that this was a great anti comedy masterpiece with a great message....and I found....a good film...but really neither of those.

    Idk.
     
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    When you say final speech do you mean the tv interview or the psychiatrist scene at the very end? The speech in the interview is a bit rambly yeah, that's the point. He's not trying to be that much of a theorist.

    And yeah, people raised the question of relevant modern comparisons, a few panicked reviewers took that too far and then right-wingers "anti-sjws" jumped on the "look at the SJWs cry" train as they always do. They immediately started overhyping the film because nothing gets people united and energised like "the other side doesn't like it". Unfortunately in opinionated matters the negative motivation is often stronger than the positive so hate trains matter more than relevant causes.
     
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    Child's Play (2019 Remake)

    Wow! Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky, holy shit
    he can sound creepy as hell. :bigeek:
    It is a new spin on the retelling, since they couldn't
    get the rights to just make an 'updated' reboot, so
    that was refreshing.
    Overall a pretty good creepy horror slasher, if that
    is your cup of tea. :)
     
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    I drink that tea happily. Is that on Netflix? Should check...
     
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    Cave Troll I said I write, didn't say good. :P Supporter Contributor

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    Maybe, youtube might have it for rent as well.
     
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    Some Guy Manguage Langler Supporter Contributor

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    Didn't Hamill do a creepy bit in Legends Of Tomorrow? 'Toymaker' or something...?
     
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    Cave Troll I said I write, didn't say good. :P Supporter Contributor

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    IDK, he may have uncredited, but it isn't on his IMDB page.
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000434/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

    He did the voice of the Joker in one of the animated Batman series. :)
     
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    Poking around Netflix and decided to re-watch Taxi Driver. Dated, but it holds up and, yes, I know she was 14, but Jodie Foster, hubba.
     
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    Very interesting.


    Henry Czerny was toy maker on Supergirl. Mark Hamill as mentioned has voiced the Joker a lot. The seirs, some animated movies, and even in the Arkham games.

    He was the Trickster in the old Flash show and played the same role on the modern one.
     
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    Ah, Trickster! That was it. Perfect role for him.
     
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    I'm back in the amateur movie critique game. Tonight I'm out to see Joker, tomorrow Luce, and I'll probably feed back on some other films I saw in the last few months. I intend to be nice, mostly.
     
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    Ok so I don`t know what I was expecting....but this wasn`t it.....


    The Ikea joke had me chuckling hard so theres hope.
     
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    Jojo Rabbit was funny as hell. It has its dark moments (it had better) but there were so many times when the theater was in hysterics. When imaginary-friend Hitler greets the kid in the morning and asks, "Aren't you going to heil me?" The kid does, but it's not dramatic enough. And so with a dismissive wave Hitler says, "Psshh, that's not a heil."

    Everything Taika Waititi has directed has been exceptional. "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" with Sam Neil was good too. And of course "What We do in the Shadows." He's the vampire dandy in that one. He's Hitler in the new movie. I guess the movie makes you think of Mel Brooks, but really it's its own beast.
     
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    Watched Rocketman the other night.

    It's mostly your paint-by-numbers musical biopic that charts the star's humble beginnings, his rise to fame, his descent into drugs and excess, and so on. You've seen all this a million times before. But 2 things elevate it:

    1) Taron Egerton is solid. He wisely does not attempt an impression of Elton John and instead just focuses on turning in a solid dramatic performance and the movie is better for it. (The obvious comparison is Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody; I found his performance so dead-on that it actually distracted from the rest of the film.)

    2) They decided, screw it, let's make our musical biopic a full-on musical. Every so often the characters - not just John, but everyone, his family, record producers, etc - will just randomly launch into an Elton John song. These are fully-produced musical numbers with costumes and dancing, staged at moments in the story when they make thematic but not realistic sense; a few take place in John's childhood, so you have (for example) an adolescent Elton singing "I want Love" decades before he actually wrote that song. This works surprisingly well and as a result the movie does a better job at celebrating the subject's music than most others in the genre. I actually was not a huge Elton John fan going into the movie, but coming out of it I think I kind of am.
     
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    Just now saw "Spider-Man: Far From Home" and "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark." Have to say that they are both favorites for me at the moment. But I feel that the villain reveal in Spider-Man was lost on me, as opposed to how it might be for someone who didn't read the comics or watch the cartoon.

    -SIN
     
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    Saw Ford Vs. Ferrari tonight in the theaters. I think it's the quintessential American film. One of the best biopics I've ever seen in every way. Never dulls or bores, yet maintains a manageable amount of action that never feels egregious. I was impressed.
     
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    Just watched Polar on Netflix. I'm not one to seek out gory movies, so I'm probably a babe in the woods to those who like them, but this was one of the goriest, if not the goriest movie I've seen. Pretty good, though.
     
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    You should check out Rush.

     
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    Ugh, check that film, then check IMDB for the Trivia or Deviations from Historical Fact or whatever section. It's got less to do with real people and events than Days of Thunder or Talladega Nights, and both of them are officially works of fiction.
     
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    It's not a doco.
     
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    I know, but the level of liberties it takes with the truth really offended me. The guys were roommates, ferfucksake.
     
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    Part of me wants to go see Cats just to witness the shitshow.
     
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    Just watched Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. Although it grabbed my full attention it had some wtf elements that I can't figure out why they were inserted. The characters were mesmerizing though and the cinematography. Some sequences dragged a bit. It was like watching a funny story a character you met at a bar would tell you at some points.
     
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    6 Underground.

    I went looking for the body count, couldn't find it, but found a review that said that the film felt like a trailer for a re-bootening of The A-Team on a big budget.

    Pretty much. It's already set up for six episodes, with five unnamed bad guys yet to be revealed and a mysterious backstory.

    Whatever, if you're glued to the sofa by alcohol or a sleeping pet, like music videos (or xXx movies [it's not quite as intellectual as the Fast and the Furious series]) it might not be the worst thing on Netflix.
     
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    I really want to see 1917, but it's not coming to all theaters till January sometime. I hope it's as good as I'm hyping it up to be in my head. If it's anything like Dunkirk, I'll love it.
     

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