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I love the opening credit sequence.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
20 Nov 2019, 15:49
Also it's not the studio. Zach Snyder is a bad director.
I don't know, Wonder Woman was OK. But it does seem like all he's really good for is biff pow superhero movies without much depth, and Watchmen was probably beyond his.
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Eric the .5b wrote:
20 Nov 2019, 20:35
I should get around to Snyder's Watchmen. I keep catching clips from it and noping out, but I feel like I'm missing the full right to shake my head at it without seeing it. (And I might actually enjoy some of it.)
The biggest problem with it is he just doesn't quite understand all the material. He gets some of it but fumbles or misses on a lot of it. Also they try to make it an action movie in some ways and it really isn't. There's a lot of unnecessary ass kicking. Whether that was his influence or the studios I don't know but it only increases its disjointedness.

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JD wrote:
20 Nov 2019, 21:06
Hugh Akston wrote:
20 Nov 2019, 15:49
Also it's not the studio. Zach Snyder is a bad director.
I don't know, Wonder Woman was OK. But it does seem like all he's really good for is biff pow superhero movies without much depth, and Watchmen was probably beyond his.
Wonder Woman was in fact OK, because Snyder was only allowed to do producing and collaborate on the story. Patty Jenkins directed.
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Guys like Terry Melcher, who would fuck Candice Bergen then go up to Spahn Ranch to get VD from an unbathed Manson girl, were like the heterosexual version of bug chasers
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Guys like Terry Melcher, who would fuck Candice Bergen then go up to Spahn Ranch to get VD from an unbathed Manson girl, were like the heterosexual equivalent of bug chasers
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Knives Out was a fun whodunit. Good writing, excellent framing with numerous little visual jokes peppered in. With so many actors of note the talent couldn't help but be underutilized in a two-hour movie, but they all did well and will surely crowds. It did a good job of paying off the breadcrumbs while simultaneously undercutting people who claim to have known the solution all along.
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Finally got around to watching Nashville. It's clearly an Altman movie. His trademark moves are all over it. But I'm not seeing what everybody else is seeing. I get the "day in the life of" motif, but I would have like a little more coherent narrative. While I would usually prefer someone else to Jeff Goldblum, they could have simply cut him completely and had a better picture. A little comic relief would have also gone a long way.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
28 Nov 2019, 21:26
Knives Out was a fun whodunit. Good writing, excellent framing with numerous little visual jokes peppered in. With so many actors of note the talent couldn't help but be underutilized in a two-hour movie, but they all did well and will surely crowds. It did a good job of paying off the breadcrumbs while simultaneously undercutting people who claim to have known the solution all along.
Didn't like it. Denouement came too early, cast needed better dialog. I want that house, though.

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I'm digging the Mandalorian a lot more than I thought I would. See, I love Star Wars, but I'm not a Boba Fett fanboy. This guy isn't Boba Fett, though. The show is absolutely a Western; scrape off the aliens and the other recognizably Star Wars stuff and you could easily place it in the Firefly 'Verse.

It's good stuff.
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Jake wrote:
30 Nov 2019, 02:30
I'm digging the Mandalorian a lot more than I thought I would. See, I love Star Wars, but I'm not a Boba Fett fanboy. This guy isn't Boba Fett, though. The show is absolutely a Western; scrape off the aliens and the other recognizably Star Wars stuff and you could easily place it in the Firefly 'Verse.

It's good stuff.
I just don't have any more shits to give to Star Wars.
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On Thanksgiving some friends were adamant that I need to see The Mandalorian. So they showed me the first episode. It was OK. They asked if I wanted to see the next one. I told them that it was obviously very important to them that I see the second episode, so we watched the second episode. It was OK. They asked if I wanted to see the third one. Again, I told them that I could see how important it was to them that I see the third one. So I saw the third one.

Then, the ones who don't work for Disney gave me a detailed breakdown of the rate structure for the Disney streaming service. The one friend who does work for Disney didn't seem to give a shit. The ones who don't work for Disney discussed the benefits of subscribing. So I said "I'll think about it."

After that they seemed satisfied, and we were able to eat turkey in peace.

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The disproportionate age of everyone in The Irishman is really alienating.

Advanced CGI de-aging my ass.
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The apparent ages fluctuate suddenly, and Harvey Keitel just looks weird.
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Paterson is a pleasant tone poem, probably as close to a utopian vision of American life as we're likely to see in early 21st century cinema.
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From my Christmas viewing:

Roadhouse--I've seen this many times, but usually while drinking. While sober, I think the most ridiculous thing (of the 1000 ridiculous things in the movie) is how fast everyone recovers from a serious beating. Especially considering most of the guys are clearly in their 40s.

Die Hard--Bruce Willis was obviously in shape, but there are now random guys in romcoms who are bulkier than he was. How times change.
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Trying to get the most out of my month of Amazon Prime has me scouring their video selections.
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Andrew wrote:
26 Dec 2019, 19:18
From my Christmas viewing:

Roadhouse--I've seen this many times, but usually while drinking. While sober, I think the most ridiculous thing (of the 1000 ridiculous things in the movie) is how fast everyone recovers from a serious beating. Especially considering most of the guys are clearly in their 40s.

Die Hard--Bruce Willis was obviously in shape, but there are now random guys in romcoms who are bulkier than he was. How times change.
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Year of the Rabbit is just good fun. A dog's breakfast of tropes and cliches stitched together with witty banter.
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Andrew wrote:
26 Dec 2019, 19:18
From my Christmas viewing:

Roadhouse--I've seen this many times, but usually while drinking. While sober, I think the most ridiculous thing (of the 1000 ridiculous things in the movie) is how fast everyone recovers from a serious beating. Especially considering most of the guys are clearly in their 40s.

Die Hard--Bruce Willis was obviously in shape, but there are now random guys in romcoms who are bulkier than he was. How times change.

Fwiw, Bruce Willis was the 'random guy in romcom' when he first made Die Hard.
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Started watching the 1959 western Warlock. DeForest Kelley, aka Doc McCoy from Star Trek, is one of the main villains. Serious cognitive dissonance!
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dbcooper wrote:
02 Jan 2020, 05:46
Started watching the 1959 western Warlock. DeForest Kelley, aka Doc McCoy from Star Trek, is one of the main villains. Serious cognitive dissonance!
How was it? The book is excellent.
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Andrew wrote:
02 Jan 2020, 06:56
dbcooper wrote:
02 Jan 2020, 05:46
Started watching the 1959 western Warlock. DeForest Kelley, aka Doc McCoy from Star Trek, is one of the main villains. Serious cognitive dissonance!
How was it? The book is excellent.
Early comments: Low budget, but Powers Booth's Deadwood character seems to be based on Anthony Quinn's from the movie.
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I like me a good documentary. Been scouring Amazon Prime for some. There's a bunch of shit documentaries let me tell you. Even after filtering out everything political/message, music, sports, it's still pretty lame. Good subject matter is rendered disappointing by poor production and/or trying to make it "entertaining".

Breaking the Mayan Code is just what I was looking for. Super informative. Academic yet engrossing. It's exactly what you expect from the title. A century of people from all corners of the world trying to figure out how to read the Mayan hieroglyphs. There's a political/message bit at the end about how they've restored the history to the Mayan people I could have done without. But that was a small price to pay for a highly satisfying documentary.
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