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Discussion in 'Pop Culture Board' started by Diogenes The Cynic, Oct 19, 2009.
This looks like fun:
Yes, the actor who plays him (Dean-Charles Chapman) is in 1917.
Clint still cranking out the good ones. This is an important story, I’m glad it was finally made:
Oh by the way, the NYPD are sending their armoured stormtroopers to “protect” the patrons attend Joker premieres across the city. There has been not one single threat called in... just, you know, the movie is sure to incite violence.
...unlike having a bunch of heavily-armed schmucks I wouldn’t trust with a slingshot treating everyone like they’re a person of interest.
This should be dropping on Netflix today.
Zombieland2 drops a week from today.
It's about time. Fuckin' Deadpool.
Well, that saying is very 2009.
I don't think this was posted yet. I hope gets a wide enough release so I can see it in theatres.
Episode 9: Rise of Skywalker (new trailer)
I actually didn’t hate this trailer.
You’re just excited about the tie-in to the My Little Pony reboot.
We’ll see how well Abrams unfucks things from where Rian Johnson left them.
I have zero hope that this movie will be any good. I mean, I’ll watch it once anyway, because Star Wars, but other than Rogue One there hasn’t been a good SW movie since 1983(although I still haven’t seen Solo yet).
Rogue One was a good action movie, absolute shit star wars movie.
I would argue none of the Star Wars movies are really that good. The cult aspect of them is a yuuuge part of their popularity. They’re entertaining, sure. But are they amazing movies? No way.
I liked Force Awakens for the reason above, TLJ was awful and this movie looks like it’s somewhere in the middle.
The original Star Wars movies were amazing, in a large part, because they were such a huge improvement in special effects and really the first time we were able to get some sort of immersive space opera kind of movie. The stories were pretty simplistic, overall. To get that amount of a special effects improvement or impact-full change in a modern day film is almost impossible, so that aspect is pretty well eliminated from the "loved it because" formula.
That means that we're relying more and more on the actual story, which hasn't really been all that strong, for the most part. I think they've been leaning too heavily on historical canon and tugging at the nostalgia heart-strings rather than try and do some actual good, ground-breaking, storytelling.
No doubt that the visual effects were groundbreaking. Even after watching some behind-the-scenes docs on how they setup the models, etc., it’s definitely amazing in that sense. But just as the films themselves, I just don’t think they deserve the praise heaped upon them. Mark Hamill can’t act worth shit (VO another story), Han Solo is generally a pointless character, and only 1 movie in the last 5 doesn’t have a variation of a Death Star to blow up.
Avatar is visually stunning and employed probably the best use of 3D technology ever. As a movie, it’s a boring retread of Dances with Wolves or Pocahontas.
I think the new trilogy has heavily polluted the series overall, in some ways more than the prequels ever did and I’m not sure why. Disney made the new movies happen when other studios wouldn’t, but they feel like corporate productions rather than something interesting. Mass appeal, no risks. Maximum profit.
The first three are amazingly well done summer blockbuster movies. The amount of mythology in them makes them stand out above above anything that is released today. The pacing and action outclass any of the comic cgi porn of today.
The new movies I agree felt way different. Too much comedic adlibbing that feels shoehorned into a series that always had a much different tone that off the adlibbed and meta jokes allow. That style of comedy only really works if you have an insanely talented comedic actor doing it, will Farrell, Danny McBride, Vince Vaugh, etc. Not entirely green, like stepped off their first Old Navy commercial set, green actors.
Seeing The Lighthouse tonight. Pretty pumped.
I guess it’s a terrifying movie from what reviews are saying. It looks amazing, I want to see any film made by that director.