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Postby eddy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:56 am

If I never knew it was a book and watched the movie first, there really wasn't much about it that would have made me interested in reading the book and finding out there are thousands and thousands of people who were forced into this lifestyle because of the country and economy in the last decade. I thought they really missed the good stuff

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:04 am

Well, that's disappointing.

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Postby nocera » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:08 am

That movie has a ton of good buzz. It'll likely be a Best Picture nom along with Best Actress for Frances McDormand.

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Postby skullman80 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:08 am

I feel it's very rare that eddy doesn't like a movie. I feel like he likes just about everything.

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Postby eddy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:22 am

It is rare for me to not like a movie, and don't get me wrong, the movie is fine, it's just not what I wanted after reading the book. There is a much better and important story to this rather than the drama they focused on, that's all.

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Postby dodint » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:23 am

The wife and I were tired last night and turned in early, around 9pm. I put on Uncle Buck for something to fall asleep to. Turns out she's never seen it and we stayed up through the whole thing just laughing. Was a good evening.

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Postby eddy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:25 am

My wife only made it through 75% of the book and thought both were boring. It's very rare for her not to finish a book.

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Postby eddy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:30 am

The thing of it is, you have a book with very interesting real people and you bring them all along for the movie, but focus on the fictional characters leaving the good stuff in the background. Just didn't work for me.

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Postby eddy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:41 am

I'll say this as well, it started off pretty strong, I even got choked up in the first 30 minutes and thought this is wonderful, then I saw the dad from river wild show up and look at Frances and knew this wasn't going to finish well.

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Postby dodint » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:44 am

This movie is living rent free in your head, my man. :lol:

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Postby eddy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:47 am

Haha, I wanted to like it so bad because the book was wonderful. Oh well, got sonic the hedgehog for family movie night tonight, so going to really test the theory of you can only go up from here

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:48 am

I like how McDormand actually lived the life (as did the director) during filming: she bought and outfitted her van, and did a lot of the jobs as depicted in the film (and book). Pretty cool.

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Postby eddy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:55 am

Yeah, she seems like a pretty cool person, I wish she wasn't such a **** downer in the movie. She moped the entire movie which I guess was the point of her nomad origin story.

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Postby nocera » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:02 am

Yeah, she seems like a pretty cool person, I wish she wasn't such a **** downer in the movie. She moped the entire movie which I guess was the point of her nomad origin story.
You just explained 90% of all award season films.

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Postby eddy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:07 am

Hahahaha, you aren't kidding, I guess that's why psycho goreman remains the best movie I've seen in the last year

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Postby eddy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:39 am

Well, that's disappointing.
Here's more in depth what I was trying to say about the book and how the movie missed the point

https://www.vulture.com/article/nomadla ... -zhao.html

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:54 am

Well, that's disappointing.
Here's more in depth what I was trying to say about the book and how the movie missed the point

https://www.vulture.com/article/nomadla ... -zhao.html
It looks like they didn't want to piss off Amazon. Linda May - and many others in the book - complained about Amazon's working conditions. Interesting.

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Postby eddy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:02 am

Well, that's disappointing.
Here's more in depth what I was trying to say about the book and how the movie missed the point

https://www.vulture.com/article/nomadla ... -zhao.html
It looks like they didn't want to piss off Amazon. Linda May - and many others in the book - complained about Amazon's working conditions. Interesting.
Amazon and all the other working locations were about 45 seconds of the movie.

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Postby eddy » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:46 am

Not really sure how to break the news to everyone, but somehow Sonic the hedgehog was a very fun movie. Jim Carrey was great and I can't wait to watch it again and the sequel next year. Way better than Nomadland.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:51 am

Not really sure how to break the news to everyone, but somehow Sonic the hedgehog was a very fun movie. Jim Carrey was great and I can't wait to watch it again and the sequel next year. Way better than Nomadland.
Sonic the Hedgehog was much better than expected.
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Postby eddy » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:54 am

Jim carrey going full eggman is going to so much fun in the next one. Glad someone else liked it too!

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Postby skullman80 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:15 am

I just want to say after watching Ghostbusters this past weekend again for the 5000th time... that movie is perfect. There is not a single scene that drags, it's just a perfect movie in every way.

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Postby nocera » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:16 am

I just want to say after watching Ghostbusters this past weekend again for the 5000th time... that movie is perfect. There is not a single scene that drags, it's just a perfect movie in every way.
Agreed. Melissa McCarthy is hilarious.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:19 am

I just want to say after watching Ghostbusters this past weekend again for the 5000th time... that movie is perfect. There is not a single scene that drags, it's just a perfect movie in every way.
Agreed. Melissa McCarthy is hilarious.
Ban yourself.

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Postby skullman80 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:19 am

I just want to say after watching Ghostbusters this past weekend again for the 5000th time... that movie is perfect. There is not a single scene that drags, it's just a perfect movie in every way.
Agreed. Melissa McCarthy is hilarious.
Harold Ramis is rolling over in his grave right now haha.

(I've still never seen and never will see the 2016 reboot/remake whatever it was)

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