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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:09 am

hm, apparently the only Best Picture winner I’ve seen in theaters is Return of the King. Though my taste doesn’t always line up with the Academy’s

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:25 am

Good news out of the DC Universe as they've decided to cancel Aquaman spinoff The Trench and the Ava DuVernay led New Gods. I have enough skepticism about the MCU tackling powerful cosmic being nonsense with Eternals, I don't need to see Ava DuVernay, who sucks, butcher DC's version of the same thing.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:54 am

I rewatched Unforgiven for the first time since I saw it in the theater. So great. So many great performances.

I had no idea that the same writer also wrote Blade Runner and 12 Monkeys.

I also miss Gene Hackman - he’s still alive, but retired in 2004 from acting. He’s 91; Clint will turn 91 later this year. Man.
Definitely one of clint’s best roles
Agreed, and Richard Harris was great in his role too.

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Postby tifosi77 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:44 pm

"I mean, why not shoot a President?"

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Postby tifosi77 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:59 pm

That's the only Beat Picture I've seen in a theater.
Consulting an online list of winners............

On initial release, I've seen:
- Kramer vs Kramer (my mom wanted to see it, took me........... first time seeing movie boobies!)
- Platoon
- The Silence Of The Lambs
- Schindler's List
- Forest Gump
- Braveheart
- Titanic
- American Beauty
- Gladiator
- LOTR: ROTK
- The Green Book

On secondary release (special screenings, which happen a lot in LA):
- Casablanca
- The Bridge On The River Kwai
- Lawrence Of Arabia
- The Sound Of Music (Saw it at the Zanuck Theater on the Fox backlot, with the Best Picture Oscar on display in the lobby /csb)
- The Godfather
- The Godfather, Part II
- Titanic (second time seeing it, Paramount Theater; James Cameron's personal 70mm reference print on loan)

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Postby tifosi77 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:01 pm

Forgot to mention....... We watched One Night In Miami a couple weeks ago. Superb.

I have a very hard time believing that there were 10 movies released last year that were better than One Night In Miami.

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Postby Beveridge » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:51 pm

Forgot to mention....... We watched One Night In Miami a couple weeks ago. Superb.

I have a very hard time believing that there were 10 movies released last year that were better than One Night In Miami.
Doesn't feel like there were even 10 movies released last year.

I don't know if I could name 5.

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Postby PFiDC » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:54 pm

It seems I was incorrect. I also saw Return of the King and Forest Gump in theaters.

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Postby PFiDC » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:03 pm

I highly recommend Hysterical on FX. Really good documentary on women in stand up comedy.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:57 pm

Hmmmm

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Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson have joined the growing cast of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon, Osage News reports. No release date has been announced for the Apple Original Film, an adaptation of David Grann’s nonfiction book about a string of murders in Oklahoma’s Osage Nation.

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Postby eddy » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:47 am

No worries as long as Landry Clarke is still running the show

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Postby eddy » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:36 am

This looks terrific


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Postby nocera » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:56 am



Please be good. I don't know why there are mini Stay Pufts coming to life. Stay Puft is just what Ray conjured when he thought of the most harmless thing from his childhood after Gozer told them to chose the form of their destructor. Some Funko Pop exec is rubbing his hands together in his office right now though.

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Postby eddy » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:59 am

Haha, that's true, but I also chuckled

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Postby nocera » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:01 am

It kind of feels like a note from Sony. "Disney made a killing with Baby Groot and Baby Yoda! GIVE ME BABIES!"

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Postby PFiDC » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:26 am

Can we talk about how utterly terrifying that preview image is? Holy ****...

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Postby nocera » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:27 am

Can we talk about how utterly terrifying that preview image is? Holy ****...
Street Gang or Ghostbusters?

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Postby PFiDC » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:34 am

HA!

But Ghostbusters. There's a lot of macabre **** going on there....

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:12 pm

No worries as long as Landry Clarke is still running the show
Oh no, I am definitely excited.

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Postby nocera » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:12 pm

Godzilla vs Kong is one of the dumbest movies I've seen in recent memory. I wish I could've seen it in a packed theater. Not that it would've made it any less dumb but it would have been more fun for sure.

The promised me monsters fighting and they delivered. I enjoyed those parts. All of the human stuff was very bad.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:18 pm

As I noted in my spoiler none of the human stuff made any difference except to drag King Kong to places where he could get attacked by stuff.

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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:15 pm

Moving the Bond talk out of the PDT to the movie thread.
Like Batman I would largely have issue with, because there's a specific universe written for a specific character, and I don't know how I'd feel if a POC was playing Batman instead. It just wouldn't feel like Batman, if that made sense.
To me, Batman fits into the same mold as Bond. Similar to my Bond-is-an-alias take, 'Batman' is the man, Bruce Wayne is the mask. So Batman can be anyone.
I was of that same mind until Skyfall when they give backstory and show his family headstones as Bond.
I've actually seen an interesting (and, frankly, compelling) fan theory on that. It asserts that Bardem's character is also a 'James Bond', and that manor is an MI6 location where the 00 agents were brainwashed and 'reprogrammed', and given backstories where they believed their real names to be James Bond, and so that gravestone was also Bardem's parents, and this other 'Bond', and that other 'Bond', etc..... the sons of M, or whatever the line of dialog was. Gives the Bond universe a very The Prisoner vibe, which I think is kinda cool.

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Postby meecrofilm » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:06 pm

No idea why a POC playing Batman wouldn't feel like Batman. Unless the argument is something like it's much less likely for a POC family to be filthy rich in a major metropolitan city while rubbing shoulders with all the other elite? In which case I'd say.....er, yeah, maybe that's part of the problem. Him being white probably has more to do with the first comic coming out in 1939 and wanting it to not immediately tank. It's not like Black Panther where race is integral to the character.

Yeah, Matters even less for Bond. He's a good-looking spy. Who the **** cares.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:13 pm

I don’t care how old he is, I would watch the hell out of an Idris Elba-led Bond series.
Have you seen Luther?
Not yet, but it’s on my list. I will say, seeing Elba in The Wire is a whole new experience for me. He’s incredible in it.

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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:31 pm

We've talked about Elba as Bond before. The time to cast him in the role was when Craig got the part.

'James Bond' is the film equivalent of a franchise quarterback; you want to be able to get 10-15 years and 3-5 movies out of the actor. The Craig films took between 2 and 6 years to develop and produce (the 2-year one - Quantum - is not representative, because even though it's an original non-Fleming story, it is a direct sequel to Casino Royale, making development a bit more streamlined than usual).
For discussion, let's call it 3 1/2 years. Development on the first non-Craig Bond film has not begun yet (that I'm aware of), so let's say they begin working on it today. It'll be 2024 by the time it comes out; and by the time the next one would be released Elba would already be older than Craig is today.

He can totally bring it, and I'd buy him in the role. But at this point, at best he'd be a stopgap like Dalton was to keep the seat warm until Brosnan was available (again).

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