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Post by Shirley » Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:19 pm

More likely someone quirky who burned out young and left the game and now is cajoled to come back in. But yeah, it could be interesting to have a guy who got banned by the NCAA and is trying to rekindle his love for the game and not all the other stuff (recruiting, entertaining boosters, etc.).
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Funny how old sports media lionized abusive coaches. The Junction Boys about Bear Bryant, and pretty much everything about Vince Lombardi come to mind. And, anything about Bobby Knight that came before Season on the Brink.
Wasn't this also about the same time where we had a bunch of movies with an abusive hardass drill sergeant?
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Since it's March, a reminder why Hoosiers sucks.
Awesome, now I don't feel like I missed something by never having seen Hoosiers. It was my college roommate's favorite movie. Pretty sure he had a VHS copy with him the 3 years I lived with him, and he watched it multiple times.
My roommate's movie like this.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:57 pm

Cherry (Apple TV+).....wow....Tom Holland is very good...dark movie

3 for 3 on Apple TV movies (Greyhound, the Justin Timberlake one, and this).

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Post by A_B » Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:12 pm

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Watched Judah and the Black Messiah...It was okay. Straight to HBO Max with no premium (i.e. Disney model) was the right commitment for this one.
I thought it was as good. First half was excellent and it did fizzle a bit overall but I enjoyed it. Main actors were great.
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Post by brian » Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:42 pm

A_B wrote:
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Watched Judah and the Black Messiah...It was okay. Straight to HBO Max with no premium (i.e. Disney model) was the right commitment for this one.
I thought it was as good. First half was excellent and it did fizzle a bit overall but I enjoyed it. Main actors were great.
Yeah we watched that last night. Kaluuya and Stanfield were great but I think the script/direction let them down a bit. I knew it but it would have been nice to tell the audience that Fred Hampton was only 19-20 years old and some context with the racism/brutality of the Chicago police. They showed Hampton as a revolutionary but not the community organizer in the mode of Barack Obama which he absolutely was as well. Kind of a missed chance to show how incredible Hampton really was.

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Post by brian » Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:45 pm

I’ll stay this now without reservation as well but even with the racism in Hollywood I feel pretty confident both Kaluuya and Stanfield both win an Oscar before their careers are done. They’re that good. Stanfield especially is one of the best young actors alive in my opinion.

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I’ll stay this now without reservation as well but even with the racism in Hollywood I feel pretty confident both Kaluuya and Stanfield both win an Oscar before their careers are done. They’re that good. Stanfield especially is one of the best young actors alive in my opinion.
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Post by govmentchedda » Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:35 am

...and both of them nominated, almost exactly when I responded. Had no idea those were being announced this morning.
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Post by A_B » Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:46 am

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...and both of them nominated, almost exactly when I responded. Had no idea those were being announced this morning.
Me neither! Sweet. Can now see what big hollywood wants me to see
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...and both of them nominated, almost exactly when I responded. Had no idea those were being announced this morning.
Against each other, in the best supporting category. Make sense to you guys who have seen the movie? Twitter seems pissed.

*Twitter is always pissed, but you know what I mean
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Post by govmentchedda » Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:57 am

A_B wrote:
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...and both of them nominated, almost exactly when I responded. Had no idea those were being announced this morning.
Me neither! Sweet. Can now see what big hollywood wants me to see
High fives you knowingly.
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Post by A_B » Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:58 am

rass wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:55 am
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...and both of them nominated, almost exactly when I responded. Had no idea those were being announced this morning.
Against each other, in the best supporting category. Make sense to you guys who have seen the movie? Twitter seems pissed.

*Twitter is always pissed, but you know what I mean
It makes sense to me that they're in the same category, but probably should have been lead. The movie really was a dual vehicle.
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Post by Pruitt » Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:14 am

Haven't seen many of the nominated movies and performances yet, but I did stay awake through "Mank" which is well acted and looks great but is definitely not worth 2 + hours of your time.
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Post by brian » Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:50 am

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Haven't seen many of the nominated movies and performances yet, but I did stay awake through "Mank" which is well acted and looks great but is definitely not worth 2 + hours of your time.
I actually did fall asleep halfway through that one and have to finish it here one of these days.

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A_B wrote:
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rass wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:55 am
govmentchedda wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:35 am
...and both of them nominated, almost exactly when I responded. Had no idea those were being announced this morning.
Against each other, in the best supporting category. Make sense to you guys who have seen the movie? Twitter seems pissed.

*Twitter is always pissed, but you know what I mean
It makes sense to me that they're in the same category, but probably should have been lead. The movie really was a dual vehicle.
Maybe they're all assuming that Boseman takes best actor posthumously so they want to give one of them a chance for their own.
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Post by A_B » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:10 pm

So I’m half hour into the new borat. Are these people really that clueless? I can get some of the older ones but the debutante ball seems like someone would have figured it out.
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A_B wrote:
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So I’m half hour into the new borat. Are these people really that clueless? I can get some of the older ones but the debutante ball seems like someone would have figured it out.
Everyone knew something was off, they were just in shock watching or were too polite to kick them out.
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Post by Pruitt » Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:39 pm

Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar was dumb, but smart dumb.

Kristen Wiig is great, and it had a lot of good laughs.
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It sounds like Nomadland would be right up my alley - but I don't want to spend the time if it's really grim. (Even if it's really well-made grim.) So once y'all watch it, let me know.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:50 am

We just watched 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'.

If you are so inclined, bet the mortgage on Chadwick Bosman winning the Oscar. It's a lock. (The movie is pretty good too).

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Post by bfj » Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:47 pm

I don’t know if the plot of I Care a Lot could and does actually happen, but it’s pretty fucking scary if it does. Not a bad movie (on Netflix).
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brian wrote:
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Haven't seen many of the nominated movies and performances yet, but I did stay awake through "Mank" which is well acted and looks great but is definitely not worth 2 + hours of your time.
I actually did fall asleep halfway through that one and have to finish it here one of these days.
Watched Mank tonight. A bit dry, but I enjoyed it.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:18 pm

Godzilla v. Kong....2 maybe 2.5 stars. You know what you are getting when you go in.

The Four Year Plan--documentary on the Amazon Prime about QPR's effort to return to the EPL. This description below really does cover it. The owners bought the team and brought the cameras in but gave them pretty wide range. So most of it is focused on the owenrs (Briatore, Ecclesonte, etc), chairman, and managers). Watching the Italians just lose their mind over coaches is FANTASTIC.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:15 pm

Godzilla v Kong was weird, but I haven't watched much of the previous ones in this series. Just... the amount of mass death and destruction seems weirdly ignored, but I couldn't really get past that every time one of them would destroy an aircraft carry or an apartment building or whatever and I'm like, "well, that's about 3000 dead people... that's another 1000..."
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Nonlinear FC wrote:
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Godzilla v Kong was weird, but I haven't watched much of the previous ones in this series. Just... the amount of mass death and destruction seems weirdly ignored, but I couldn't really get past that every time one of them would destroy an aircraft carry or an apartment building or whatever and I'm like, "well, that's about 3000 dead people... that's another 1000..."
That's every Marvel/comic book movie too and I can never get past it either. At a certain point the "heroes" aren't really helping things by ringing up a half million deaths by collateral damage just so they can kill some weird spacelord.

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Post by A_B » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:27 pm

A kaiju does not concern itself with the opinions of sheep.

The latest superman reboot caught a lot of flak for destroying metropolis, so Batman Vs. Superman's big fight came in an abandoned part of town. Godzilla vs. Kong was exactly what I thought it would be. Didn't expect good, just expected monsters fighting.
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brian wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:25 pm
Nonlinear FC wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:15 pm
Godzilla v Kong was weird, but I haven't watched much of the previous ones in this series. Just... the amount of mass death and destruction seems weirdly ignored, but I couldn't really get past that every time one of them would destroy an aircraft carry or an apartment building or whatever and I'm like, "well, that's about 3000 dead people... that's another 1000..."
That's every Marvel/comic book movie too and I can never get past it either. At a certain point the "heroes" aren't really helping things by ringing up a half million deaths by collateral damage just so they can kill some weird spacelord.
In the Expanse series, something happens that kills billions of people. I'm pretty sure the death toll from that event is higher than the entire human population right now. That's a bit discomfiting.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by Pruitt » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:23 pm

A_B wrote:
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A kaiju does not concern itself with the opinions of sheep.

The latest superman reboot caught a lot of flak for destroying metropolis, so Batman Vs. Superman's big fight came in an abandoned part of town. Godzilla vs. Kong was exactly what I thought it would be. Didn't expect good, just expected monsters fighting.
Going back to the original Japanese monster movies - Tokyo always got destroyed. A tribute to Japanese engineering that they could ever rebuild it in time for the next bout of destruction.

I loved the old kaiju movies - unlike the Marvel or DC "films" they knew that they could tell a dopey story in 80-90 minutes.
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brian wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:25 pm
Nonlinear FC wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:15 pm
Godzilla v Kong was weird, but I haven't watched much of the previous ones in this series. Just... the amount of mass death and destruction seems weirdly ignored, but I couldn't really get past that every time one of them would destroy an aircraft carry or an apartment building or whatever and I'm like, "well, that's about 3000 dead people... that's another 1000..."
That's every Marvel/comic book movie too and I can never get past it either. At a certain point the "heroes" aren't really helping things by ringing up a half million deaths by collateral damage just so they can kill some weird spacelord.
In fairness, in the MCU, they do make the fallout from that a pretty major plot point of the series.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Steve of phpBB wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:54 pm
brian wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:25 pm
Nonlinear FC wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:15 pm
Godzilla v Kong was weird, but I haven't watched much of the previous ones in this series. Just... the amount of mass death and destruction seems weirdly ignored, but I couldn't really get past that every time one of them would destroy an aircraft carry or an apartment building or whatever and I'm like, "well, that's about 3000 dead people... that's another 1000..."
That's every Marvel/comic book movie too and I can never get past it either. At a certain point the "heroes" aren't really helping things by ringing up a half million deaths by collateral damage just so they can kill some weird spacelord.
In the Expanse series, something happens that kills billions of people. I'm pretty sure the death toll from that event is higher than the entire human population right now. That's a bit discomfiting.
Hey Hey Hey...spoilers man!

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Post by EnochRoot » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:20 pm

So I'm watching Being There (Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine). Where's this freakin movie been all my life?
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EnochRoot wrote:
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So I'm watching Being There (Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine). Where's this freakin movie been all my life?
Gonna watch that this weekend since I’ve never seen it and it drops off HBOMax at end of month.

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So I'm watching Being There (Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine). Where's this freakin movie been all my life?
That is a great one.

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sancarlos wrote:
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Pruitt wrote:
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Haven't seen many of the nominated movies and performances yet, but I did stay awake through "Mank" which is well acted and looks great but is definitely not worth 2 + hours of your time.
I actually did fall asleep halfway through that one and have to finish it here one of these days.
Watched Mank tonight. A bit dry, but I enjoyed it.
Finally watched this over the weekend. I liked it overall, as I do pretty much every Fincher, but the "flashbacks" were definitely more enjoyable than the time in which the movie was taking place.

Also kept up in the last two weeks with watching older movies of the recently deceased.
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EnochRoot wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:20 pm
So I'm watching Being There (Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine). Where's this freakin movie been all my life?
That's a great movie. Peter Sellers is so damn good in it.

The book (by Jerzy Kosinski) is really good as well.

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Shirley wrote:
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Nonlinear FC wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:15 pm
Godzilla v Kong was weird, but I haven't watched much of the previous ones in this series. Just... the amount of mass death and destruction seems weirdly ignored, but I couldn't really get past that every time one of them would destroy an aircraft carry or an apartment building or whatever and I'm like, "well, that's about 3000 dead people... that's another 1000..."
That's every Marvel/comic book movie too and I can never get past it either. At a certain point the "heroes" aren't really helping things by ringing up a half million deaths by collateral damage just so they can kill some weird spacelord.
In fairness, in the MCU, they do make the fallout from that a pretty major plot point of the series.
Exactly. Hell, its central to all the series now.

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Post by EnochRoot » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:22 am

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:51 pm
EnochRoot wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:20 pm
So I'm watching Being There (Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine). Where's this freakin movie been all my life?
That's a great movie. Peter Sellers is so damn good in it.

The book (by Jerzy Kosinski) is really good as well.
He really was. I’d consider it one of the better acting performances I’ve ever seen if I were at all qualified to make such a statement.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:27 am

EnochRoot wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:20 pm
So I'm watching Being There (Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine). Where's this freakin movie been all my life?
I think I watched that movie in the theaters, when it came out. Possibly even with my parents.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:01 pm

Unhinged (included with Amazon Prime) was fun. Don't think too hard but just a good suspense. My only complaint, why get a fat Russell Crowe when you could have just gotten John Goodman.

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