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Post by Solar Kitten » 11 months ago


On 11/23/2018 at 9:38 AM, Fretless said:



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1. This looks absolutely dreadful.




2. These things are popular enough to warrant a movie?





In the same vein





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-C1ys02wlU




At first glance, it looks like a LEGO Movie rip-off created specifically to compete with the sequel next year, but plotwise it seems closer to a Jumanji rip-off. Man, 2019 is shaping up to be a big year for movies based on toys.

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Post by patriciasqueakylips » 11 months ago

Honestly, two of the best movies of all time: Forrest Gump and The Silence of the Lambs. While you'll typically never see the two in the same sentence, think about it.




They both elicit such strong emotional reactions from their audiences. They're still talked about to this day. The level of depth that had to be explored and developed upon to even consider putting these ideas into practice? Absolutely stunning.




10/10




 

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Post by TheOneManBoxOffice » 11 months ago


On 12/14/2018 at 10:53 PM, Solar Kitten said:



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-C1ys02wlU




At first glance, it looks like a LEGO Movie rip-off created specifically to compete with the sequel next year, but plotwise it seems closer to a Jumanji rip-off. Man, 2019 is shaping up to be a big year for movies based on toys.





What's next? A Mega Blocks movie? Lincoln Logs? Beanie Babies?

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#74

Post by MAZZ0Murder » 11 months ago

Playmobil always felt like a poor man's Legos... so they decided to make a poor man's movie of it...?




Otherwise I never got around to Moonlight, but apparently If Beale Street Could Talk is a sequel? And up for best picture... I wonder how many movies and their sequels have been nominated like that before...




I had to look up that The Shape of Water (A.k.a. Creature of the Black Lagoon's Pants) won last year as for some reason I could not recall the 2018 Academy Awards even happened... lol...

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#75

Post by Nozdordomu » 11 months ago


3 hours ago, MAZZ0Murder said:




Otherwise I never got around to Moonlight, but apparently If Beale Street Could Talk is a sequel?





Not really. It's an adaptation of a James Baldwin book, and it has nothing to do with Moonlight aside from the director being the same. Anyway, I'm a big fan of both Baldwin and Moonlight, so I'm excited to see it.

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Post by MAZZ0Murder » 11 months ago


49 minutes ago, Nozdordomu said:




Not really. It's an adaptation of a James Baldwin book, and it has nothing to do with Moonlight aside from the director being the same. Anyway, I'm a big fan of both Baldwin and Moonlight, so I'm excited to see it.





Oh... then some moron didn't know that and claimed it was a sequel XD

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#77

Post by MAZZ0Murder » 11 months ago

Double post I know but...





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvXzEhXujxA




 




It does exist!




Starring Thor's younger brother, Qui-Gon Jinn, and... VALKYRIE!
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Post by Mæstro » 10 months ago

It does not sit well with me when movies, whose stories are fictional but are set in the real world in modern times, include genuine, often dramatic news footage. These are put in for sake of adding a sense of actuality, that gripping "this could be happening now" effect to film. My problem is that it simply feels exploitative?




For example: A friend of mine and I watched "Oldboy" some time ago. The movie, a psychological thriller from 2003, revolves around a man who's kidnapped and held fifteen years captive in what appears to be a hotel room. During his attemped break-out sequence, the screen is vertically split in half. The left field shows the protag slowly digging through a wall as the years pass. Simultaneously the right hand side plays a montage of events that really did happen in the years 1988-2003: I remember seeing newspaper headlines of Princess Diana's death, a plane striking one of the WTC towes, and miscellaneous war footage that I could not place. None of those topics were mentioned again.




Now, I understand why the filmmakers chose to include this. The montage does illustrate what can happen in such a long span of time--it's relevant to the plot that the protag's only insight into the outside world is whatever he sees on TV--alongside, of course, plain old shocking the viewers by invoking real, contemporary horrors. But I just can't agree that including such footage was okay. I would have respected the filmmakers more if they had not resorted to such. They reduced powerful real world tragedies quite distastefully.




Besides, in a twist of irony, in having shown that montage in its first part, the rest of the movie's torture scenes were sort of undermined because their shock value had already been challenged.




 




This post might beget an interesting question: Do you believe that some footage should be reserved for strictly documentary purposes? Or is your viewpoint rather that creators should exercise the freedom to make use of such content on artistic grounds? I'd love to hear what you people think.

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Post by TheOneManBoxOffice » 10 months ago

It doesn't really bug me that much, but if they're trying to use real-life news footage as a key point in the film, unless it is a biopic or a film based on a true story, the filmmakers should consider just having that in the background and/or just omit it, and instead have whatever is showing the footage show something else (i.e. some random movie or TV show).
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Post by TechnoCookie » 1 week ago

Barnyard is probably second to The Room for the best "so bad it's good" movie.

Normally when I'm watching a movie I'm like "Okay, I'm gonna analyze every little detail of this flick. I need to know what the crew did right and wrong and form my opinion based off of that"

Then I watch Barnyard and I turn my brain off completely and endure the insanity. 
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