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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #2850 on: December 09, 2019, 06:38:07 AM »
I am sure that I have posted pretty much the same post as this sometime ago, but I can't seem to find it.

You probably explained some of this (not as much) in the TV thread as I had devoted a sum of about 20 minutes to watching The Dome only to decide it was too lame.  I think you weighed in there,  but I'm happy for the further elucidation.  I haven't read Dean Koontz, but am not sure it would be worth it.

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« Reply #2851 on: December 09, 2019, 07:57:20 AM »
Danvers was an Air Force Captain, unlike Captain America who was a war bonds stunt.

She also took up the mantle of finding the skrulls a new home.

Joe Hill's publisher only realized he was Stephen King's kid after seeing a picture of him with a beard.

In the comics Danvers made it to Colonel before being discharged for being part space alien. In the movie, they pump the kree blood into her, in the comics her mom was a space alien.

The movie sucked because it was a movie by committee, and despite being announced in I think, 2014, the actual movie was steered by endgame, which they were reworking all the way up to the premier. I'm not defending the movie, it's crap, but it's not the whole "girl power" thing's fault, that was just a marvel initiative.

Like the dumb "lets have all the women team up" during endgame, when their powers means they would be better as lead/support instead of gender based troop dispersal.
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« Reply #2852 on: December 10, 2019, 05:04:34 AM »
Joe Hill basically sucked up Danse Macabre, that book is a bless'ed master class on writing, with all the romance stripped away. Anyone who grew up in that? They know their poo.

So, did Joe benefit from his dad, absofuckinglutely! Is it nepotism? No.

Honestly, I don't particularly care for the Joe Hill books, but he's got his own voice.

On to that bless'ed horrible movie

They weren't allowed. Seriously. All we get is a "you go girl" montage of her falling down and picking herself back up.. The movie is bad, the character is good, and I don't think Brie Larson is the right choice.

Same time, Jenna Jameson can't act for poo, and is way past her prime. One of the not so secret secrets of the comic book world is they just trace porn and put as little clothing on the characters as is possible.

Captain Danvers had the utterly charming call sign of "cheeseburger" because she once ate a cheeseburger in the vomit whirl.

The movie screwed that, changed her call sign to avenger.

OK, was a madam to find the clip, but yeah, she flew as a Captain in the movie.


Still say Cheeseburger was the more badass callsign. Plus, this does that ugly predestination poo prequels do.
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« Reply #2853 on: December 10, 2019, 06:22:39 AM »
bad form, Mar Vell was both the mentor and assumed identity of the supreme intelligence.

I mean yeah, the movie just spun that as "Kree bad!" but it's kind of like calling yourself Captain Throw Nazi's Down An Outhouse.

Mar Vell was not a chump, despite making bad plays at our hero. Honestly, this is a marvel speedbump that was wore out before it appeared.

I don't blame Favreau for dumping IM3 to Shane Black. Downey loves Shane Black.

Same time, movies by committee are trash.
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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #2854 on: December 13, 2019, 08:29:11 AM »
6 underground.

Wow, go watch the movie. no review, no words, just go watch it. I guess for a minimal, this is what I want out of all the movies I watch.
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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #2855 on: December 14, 2019, 12:23:35 AM »
Arctic 2019.
not as action packed as the trailer portrays but enjoyed

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« Reply #2856 on: December 15, 2019, 12:29:01 AM »
Ad Astra 2019
I can see why it was not widely liked.It moved along at one pace, story a little out of sync but beautifully shot

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« Reply #2857 on: December 15, 2019, 04:18:37 PM »
Watched the trailer and read the wiki summary, does not look like a fun movie. But hey, different strokes for different folks.
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« Reply #2858 on: December 15, 2019, 11:00:55 PM »
Gleaming the cube.  Oh yes, I loved it
 

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« Reply #2859 on: January 18, 2020, 01:19:22 PM »
I haven't been to Florence in a long time, but it's a lovely city.  I envy you the frequent visits.

I saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.  Pretty entertaining.  Satisfying ending.  I don't want to say much more except that it tended to encapsulate a period of time and represented the historical characters well.  Charlie Manson has always been bad news and it's nice that Tarantino gets that.

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« Reply #2860 on: January 18, 2020, 02:06:26 PM »
Have you heard about Bruce Lee's daughter and other stuff about the film?

I'm pissed because Tarantino now wants to do a TV series based off the in movie show. There were enough cop shows in the 70's.

He's dropped his Star Trek plans because of it.
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« Reply #2861 on: January 18, 2020, 02:32:50 PM »
You know, that was a miniscule part of it, but it did seem a little off to me.  Lee majored in drama at the University of Washington but apparently never graduated.  He struck me as a thoughtful man but also an effective action film star (I've seen Enter the Dragon a number of times).  It wasn't clear why Tarantino included that scene except maybe to show that the Pitt character had real problems with anger management and behaving in a professional way while on a set.  Lee's daughter's complaints don't seem unreasonable to me.  And the portrayal of Lee as an arrogant blowhard does not really ring true from anything else I've read.

There's artistic liberty and then there's sensationalism that screws up the movie by focusing unfairly and inaccurately on minor details just to make a point that is intended to drive the plot or to flesh out a character.  That scene could have been cut and nothing else would have suffered.

Has Tarantino ever produced a tv series?  He certainly seems well versed in the history of TV but as for producing a viable show?  Hard to say if that will work.

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« Reply #2862 on: January 18, 2020, 03:11:18 PM »
I just really wanted Tarantino Trek. It's all been so antiseptic, but I hate discovery, which introduced the F word to trek.

I hated that show so much, but I convinced myself to stop hatewatching it, since it brought me no joy and just made me want something else.

Like, I'd LOVE the Eugenics wars to be on the big screen. Or even streaming!

 According to Trek, the world ended in 1996, in nuclear fire as opposing genetically engineered supermen clashed for control of the world.

That's why Khan was on a sleeper ship in "Space seed". In WWIII, everyone lost.  I feel like Tarantino could capture a 1996 that was a mix of 1960's/1970's looking forward, and actual 1996. You know, big cars, big hair, that sort of poo.

Kind of like how the Fallout series gives us a future imagined through the lens of the 1940's. No integrated circuits, floating service robots, the ever present fear of "The Bomb".

Like I'd imagine the first half of the season is clandestine Bourne identity esque shadow games being played by pawns. Then, middle of the season, the bombs drop.

Now these pawns have to survive an absolute hellscape for the back half.  All to a tarantino beat and soundtrack.


But apparently he wanted to go with a time travel thing like Yesterday's Enterprise. To be honest, Time Travel is kind of beat to poo at this point. I especially disliked the lecture in Avengers: Endgame that time travel doesn't work the way I think it does, but instead follows the multiverse theory. You make a change, you ride a different branch, and leave the original undisturbed.

That's fine, but the lecture felt like a richard move instead of exposition.

That take on time travel would also make the solution and sacrifice in Yesterday's Enterprise entirely pointless.
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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #2863 on: January 19, 2020, 01:07:14 AM »
Terminator Dark Fate.   Another follow on with a suggested follow on. Entertaining as always
1917.  How he managed to shoot this as he did was amazing. Will watch again when out in BRay.
Baywatch.  Didn't realise how adult this was but passed a hour or so away whilst on a bottle of red.

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« Reply #2864 on: January 21, 2020, 07:19:47 PM »
Thanks for the recommendation.  Frankly, those Baywatch bathing suits seem particularly ill suited for ocean swimming.  Rather ill fitting and impractical for saving lives.  I say this as someone who used to swim a mile each day for exercise.  I say, "go get yourself a decent speedo and save the bodacious displays for cocktail hour."

One question for Goldie. Does the Rock run around raising one eyebrow a lot in this film?  I'm just wondering how it compared with the David Hasselhoff tv show.