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Post by L-Jam3 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:18 am

There is no good reason in this day and age for a true comedic movie to last more than 120 minutes.
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Post by Joe K » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:57 am

I think Apatow made a movie based on Pete Davidson’s life so that for once it would actually be believable when his awkward, pot-loving male protagonist wound up with a woman way out of his league.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:49 am

Joe K wrote:
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I think Apatow made a movie based on Pete Davidson’s life so that for once it would actually be believable when his awkward, pot-loving male protagonist wound up with a woman way out of his league.
Solid take.

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Post by EdRomero » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:56 pm

Uncut Gems is stupid

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Post by BSF21 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:03 pm

EdRomero wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:56 pm
Uncut Gems is stupid
Disagree.
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Post by EdRomero » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:28 pm

BSF21 wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:03 pm
EdRomero wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:56 pm
Uncut Gems is stupid
Disagree.
I hate every character except for kg and that's just because he was a Celtic. Adam Sandler's character is exausting

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Post by Pruitt » Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:47 am

L-Jam3 wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:18 am
There is no good reason in this day and age for a true comedic movie to last more than 120 minutes.
Amen.
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Post by The Sybian » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:28 am

EdRomero wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:28 pm
BSF21 wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:03 pm
EdRomero wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:56 pm
Uncut Gems is stupid
Disagree.
I hate every character except for kg and that's just because he was a Celtic. Adam Sandler's character is exausting
I was so torn. I liked it and hated it at the same time. I just couldn't relate to any character and didn't like any of them. I hated every decision Sandler's character made, yet there was something about how the movie was made that I liked. Can't explain it.

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:35 pm

Drew Magary watched 'Gone With The Wind', so you don't have to...

The Gentlemanly Hater’s Guide to Gone With the Wind
Until this week, I had never seen Gone With the Wind. That neglect was one of the very few things keeping me feeling young at age 43. But then HBO temporarily pulled the movie from its streaming service last week to add an introduction that would provide vital context to a movie that is widely beloved but is also super racist. Well, of course, our finest Applebee-American citizens weren’t pleased to see the film get temporarily shelved by literally one streaming service among many, many others that have left it untouched. So they burned their Covid masks, strapped on their bandoliers, and made Victor Fleming’s 1940 Best Picture–winner the number one movie on Amazon in retaliation. Because these people must always be staging the least worthy protest they can possibly conceive of. #DeadRacistLivesMatter.

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Post by sancarlos » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:55 pm

That's an excellent piece. (And, despite its racism, somehow still an entertaining movie.)
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:18 pm

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Post by brian » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:03 pm

Weird. I once did an installation/consulting gig at the Fairbanks News-Miner. One of the paper's claims to fame is that all north-bound railroad traffic in North America ends at the newspaper. The railroad literally ends at the newspaper and there are no other tracks north at the same latitude in Canada.

Once upon a time at least that was how they could be certain of delivery of newspaper and ink even in winter. (Most papers store only a month or so of either, the News-Miner building has a storage area as large as the rest of the newspaper to make sure they could maintain a store of it.)

For all I know it's still in use.
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Post by Shirley » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:17 am

I've lived in the south my whole life and I've never seen Gone With The Wind.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by brian » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:24 am

Shirley wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:17 am
I've lived in the south my whole life and I've never seen Gone With The Wind.
It's a great movie in my opinion, but obviously problematic in a lot of respects. I think most intelligent people can separate the virtuoso filmmaking from the goofy script from the Confederate retconning.
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Post by Shirley » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:29 am

brian wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:24 am
Shirley wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:17 am
I've lived in the south my whole life and I've never seen Gone With The Wind.
It's a great movie in my opinion, but obviously problematic in a lot of respects. I think most intelligent people can separate the virtuoso filmmaking from the goofy script from the Confederate retconning.
I haven't intentionally not watched it, but it just never was interesting enough to me to justify watching a four-hour movie. If anything, I'm more interested in it now, just to better understand how it may have affected generations of people's views of the Confederacy.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by brian » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:33 am

Yeah, for what it's worth I wasn't talking about you, just people in general. I was a little dismayed that HBO Max took it down. I get wanting to include an introduction that has a reflective historical perspective. A movie like Birth Of A Nation or Triumph Of The Will shouldn't just be available on Amazon Prime without any kind of context as to the system(s) that produced them nor arguably should Gone With The Wind, but I felt like it could have been left up for a few weeks while that was done considering it's still (adjusted for inflation) the highest-grossing movie in the history of the Republic.
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Post by Jerloma » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:38 pm

I never saw Donnie Darko. Should I see Donnie Darko?
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Post by A_B » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:18 pm

Jerloma wrote:
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I never saw Donnie Darko. Should I see Donnie Darko?
It’s weird. I won’t say I liked it but I didn’t mind watching it.
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Post by Jerloma » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:52 pm

Not exactly an overwhelming review. I'm alone. I could get a hooker. Should I get a hooker instead?
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Post by A_B » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:07 pm

Jerloma wrote:
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Not exactly an overwhelming review. I'm alone. I could get a hooker. Should I get a hooker instead?
Yes. You’ll still have time for the movie.
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Post by P.D.X. » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:10 pm

Screw AB, Donnie Darko is great.

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Post by brian » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:29 pm

Donnie Darko is great. The hooker depends on how much you’re willing to pay.
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Post by A_B » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:36 pm

I’m firmly in the camp that it may well be. Definitely need a rewatch. It’s fucked up you won’t deny.
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Post by A_B » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:38 pm

But seriously. He’d have time for both.
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Post by Jerloma » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:14 pm

I think I'll just get high and watch it. Maybe masturbate after. Who knows.
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Post by sancarlos » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:26 pm

Jerloma wrote:
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I think I'll just get high and watch it. Maybe masturbate after. Who knows.
So, I'm behind on the story. Did you ever make the move with the interested woman?
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:29 am

Watched 7500 on the Amazon Prime last night. Okay for a straight to Prime movie. Gordon-Levitt does a decent job. Better the Amazon balloon movie but would not pay for it.

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Post by Pruitt » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:05 pm

Yep - "Parasite" is amazing.

Wow!
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:02 pm

Okay it is not winning an Oscar but clearly could pull off a few popcorn trophies from MTV.....I enjoyed The Hunt.
Solid Blumhouse film. So you know what to expect...but even the credits add something fun.
Characters names inclue
* Flight Attendant / Not Stewardess / Kelly
* Yoga Pants
* Vanilla Nice (that is Sturgil Simpson)
* (Shut the F*** Up) Gary
* Rannnndeeee
* Dead Sexy
* Fauxnvoy
* Staten Island
* Bandana Man
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Post by A_B » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:36 pm

Watching silence of the lambs. Holy fuck this is sexist.
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Post by P.D.X. » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:43 pm

A_B wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:36 pm
Watching silence of the lambs. Holy fuck this is sexist.
Finally just watched that for the first time also.

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Post by Pruitt » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:04 am

A_B wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:36 pm
Watching silence of the lambs. Holy fuck this is sexist.
Hated that movie.

Mind you, I avoid horror in any case, but that movie was just so grotesque with with central plot points that were so grisly that it actually offended me.
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Post by Shirley » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:36 pm

Man, SotL is a great movie. Yes, it's kind of scary, but it's so, so good. I guess maybe the characters are sexist - or at least the FBI guy - but they are pretty explicit about how he's using Jodie Foster as essentially bait. I'm not sure that means the movie is sexist. I mean, the main hero is a woman.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by brian » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:46 pm

It’s a great movie and it is sexist in a way but I think Clarice is in on it. She knows she’s been used but goes along to further her career. So it’s also empowering in a way.
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Post by A_B » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:50 pm

I'm not even talking about the main storyline. It's basically EVERY SINGLE MALE CHARACTER she interacts with hits on her at some point.
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Post by brian » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:17 pm

I mean you’re obviously not wrong but she eventually bests them all.
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Post by A_B » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:10 am

brian wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:17 pm
I mean you’re obviously not wrong but she eventually bests them all.
DAMN! SPOILERS!
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Post by P.D.X. » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:25 am

I don't recall Hannibal hitting on her.

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Post by rass » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:28 am

They saved that for the sequel.
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Post by A_B » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:50 am

P.D.X. wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:25 am
I don't recall Hannibal hitting on her.
Not for sexual reasons, but he was definitely inappropriate.
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