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Re: The Movie thread

Postby thevoid99 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:53 pm

Carlito Brigante wrote:Yeah, Best Picture is definitely the top category, but this year there was all this female exploitation awareness going on it seems like a missed opportunity by not giving Best Actress the second to last spot there. I don't want to sound like an angry money grabbing Al Sharpton kind of hypocrite, but I've always found it strange that the actress category must always come just before the actors. I don't think I've ever seen it the other way around. It's always kind of rubbed me the wrong way.


Al Sharpton is a racist piece of shit who is pretty much the black version of Donald Trump and that OscarsSoWhite bullshit is nothing more than just a racist propaganda created by a bunch of entitled, bourgeoisie, arrogant fuckheads who are just crying over the fact that their mediocre bullshit films and performance didn't get recognized. So essentially, fuck 'em.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Dazza » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:52 am

Are you really saying there isn't a diversity problem?
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Carlito Brigante » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:46 pm

The real problem is a communication breakdown problem. People like All Sharpton couldn't give a crap about racial diversity. He's like the Jared Fogle of the civil rights movement. He's a fake. Pretty much a monster. The only diversity the guy cares about is the one with different dollar bills. Racial division has become a multi-billion dollar enterprise in America, and Al Sharpton is racking up all the profits like the complete piece of garbage that he is. Remember two years ago how Hollywood was the all inclusive industry when 12 Years of Slave won Best Picture and now all of a sudden they're a bunch of racists? That's Al Sharpton.

Is there an obsolete traditional hierarchy that creates diversity problems in Hollywood? Yeah, pretty much. They always say they want to shake things up, but the actress category always stays the same, right behind the actors category. It doesn't make much sense, and it's definitely annoying. Screw Leonardo Dicaprio and give Brea Olsen the spotlight. That's how things should be. I mean why the hell not?
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Dazza » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:23 pm

Who the hell is Brea Olsen?
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Carlito Brigante » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:58 pm

Dazza wrote:Who the hell is Brea Olsen?


She's Charlie Sheen's ex girlfriend. I've been caught reading the details of the whole Charlie Sheen saga lately and also reading the Fuller House latest critical smashing so I had like three different actresses in my mind. Four if you count the other Olsen twin.That must be a first. :lol:
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby quick_wit » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:03 pm

Leo got his token award, finally the internet can shut up about it.

Edit: Also, I've written a bunch of movie reviews since I left that'd be tedious to enumerate here, so if you have the time, please head over to my blog. I'm planning to go legit on this one next month and get a domain and all that jazz. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Anyone seen Jane Got a Gun? I missed it in my local theaters. Will review it once I get around to watching it.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Dazza » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:33 pm

The Big Short - This was...strange. The movie is entertaining and the topic is important and the actors seemed to be having a lot of fun chewing the scenery. What I wasn't expecting was the direction. Holy hell, he throws every directing trick in the book at the screen, but that wasn't even the weird part, what was bizarre was how it wasn't slick or polished at all. In fact, a lot of it felt downright amateurish. I used to be a video editor and it really looked like some of my work when I was just trying shit out to get the hang of it. Thankfully most of the worst work is in the first act but even later there are moments like this cross cutting scene that is just...I'm just at a loss, it is so awful.

Can't remember the last time I was this confounded but aside from that, it's a good story.

7/10


Suffragette - Nicely done. Very safe. Mulligan was aces as usual. Streep was...not, but she's only in the film for a couple minutes. It's one of those films that probably plays it a bit too safe. A good watch but it doesn't really resonate as much as the subject matter should.

7/10


Winter on Fire - Oscar nominated documentary about the recent Ukrainian uprising. Some stunning and shocking footage. Really didn't know the half of what was going down there. Such courage and really had a lump in my throat by the end.

8/10
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby quick_wit » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:24 am

Deadpool - 7/10
A generic origins story padded with meta jokes, still fun nonetheless.

Zootopia - 7/10
Just when you think that it's just another typical detective movie about the two most unlikely pair in the animal kingdom, it tackles prejudice through specie-ism. Smart and engaging.

The Forest - 3/10
Tasteless, generic and insensitive. It does have an interesting idea but the makers of this movie prefer to sensationalize an infamous place rather than make a horror story that doesn't use mental illness and suicide as plot devices. Natalie Dormer deserved better.

Zoolander 2 - 2/10
A sequel that doesn't need to be made but here it is. If you still find Zoolander's stupidity entertaining, then this movie is for you. Otherwise, its your typical cash grab filled with second hand embarrassment inducing cameos.

Sword of Destiny - 2/10
Let's just keep in mind that this sequel never existed and just remember the classic.

Kung Fu Panda 3 - 5/10
It has some nice visuals and fight scenes, but other than that its just another retread of the original, just with more pandas.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby quick_wit » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:31 am

Dazza wrote:The Big Short - This was...strange. The movie is entertaining and the topic is important and the actors seemed to be having a lot of fun chewing the scenery. What I wasn't expecting was the direction. Holy hell, he throws every directing trick in the book at the screen, but that wasn't even the weird part, what was bizarre was how it wasn't slick or polished at all. In fact, a lot of it felt downright amateurish. I used to be a video editor and it really looked like some of my work when I was just trying shit out to get the hang of it. Thankfully most of the worst work is in the first act but even later there are moments like this cross cutting scene that is just...I'm just at a loss, it is so awful.

Can't remember the last time I was this confounded but aside from that, it's a good story.

7/10



For some reason the director tries to shoot scenes as if it were an action movie, even when they're just completely still.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby JenR » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:28 pm

My ex really liked that movie and was appalled at what was going on in the story. I never watched it and never planned to.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Dazza » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:46 pm

Hunger Games - Catching Fire 2 - Don't hate this franchise but also don't love it. The final film falls into the same mixed category for me. They kind of breeze past the most interesting stuff right at the end. Feels like a lot of opportunities missed. Nice action scene against these alien critters though.

6/10


Anomalisa - Very interesting. Very admirable. Perhaps mu expectations, being a huge Kaufmann fan, were too high. Even with the puppet conceit it is probably his most conventional film. Very honest though and the sex scene is remarkable.

7/10


Dheepan - Jacques Audiard is now cemented as one of my favourite directors. Powerful look at immigration and identity with a smidge of Death Wish thrown in for good measure.

8/10


Carol - I feel like I wasn't quite on the film's wavelength until the very end, which kind of knocked me out. It's possible that this is will grow massively in my estimation if I was to watch it a second time. Mara and Blanchett are fantastic.

7/10
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby JenR » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:59 pm

I can't lie, the reason why I want to see Anonalisa is for the sex scene, but that how I am with everything. :roll:
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby quick_wit » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:16 pm

Anomalisa's sex scene is realistic. I was blown (pun intended) away by the fact that these were puppets.

Holy shit Batman V Superman was fucking awful. I should have watched the epic 8 hour local movie instead of this mess. Worse, some fans are extra salty about criticisms towards it. I was skeptical about Batfleck but he was decent. Gadot as Wonder Woman looked great in motion. Henry Cavill is bland (his PR people had to turn him into a douchey Brit so he could have a personality lol).

It would be a delicious fuck you to the Marvel Cinematic Universe if Wonder Woman is amazing. Warner Bros. better not fuck it up.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby JenR » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:29 pm

I won't take my nephews to see that film haha, but I will take them all to see The Jungle Book. I just love Lupita's voice. She'll be an actress who will make me cry if I hear her voice quiver. i just hope the film is strong and a great adventure.


I'd like to see a Wonder Woman movie... and not Black Widow.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby luol » Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:22 pm

I also go to see batman and superman movie. Some movies unintentionally insult audiences. Batman and superman different. They take sadistic pleasure spitting audience at every opportunity.

10 cloverfield much better. John Goodman doing best acting of career.
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