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Film & TV / Re: El Camino -A Breaking Bad Movie
« on: 14 October, 2019, 07:32:40 pm »
Jesse has a more cathartic resolution to his story similar to the way Walt did. This ending makes it more balanced for both characters who are basically co-leads.

Film & TV / Re: Scorsese makes Joker movie - or The Death of Culture
« on: 13 October, 2019, 06:38:42 am »

Film & TV / Re: Scorsese makes Joker movie - or The Death of Culture
« on: 12 October, 2019, 09:41:29 pm »
Regret posting that Scorsese quote. This board is no place for old men who think everything was better when they were young.

And some of it didn't even exist (Texas City/MC-1 Civil War).

I'm just waiting for Spielberg to take the Netflix ruble.

Film & TV / Re: Scorsese makes Joker movie - or The Death of Culture
« on: 12 October, 2019, 09:15:22 pm »
The idea that Marvel films are not 'cinema' is the issue some have with the sentiment. Cinema's origins are rooted in populist entertainment – films that were very rudimentary and centred around the basic thrill of the illusion but looked down upon by the literati as not being 'art'.

It was later film practitioners and their critics films who elevated it to café society but the basic entertainment aspect of cinema does not go away and it's no less of a theme-park ride than it was when Martin Scorsese was a nipper watching Epics, Westerns and B-movies which, as a practioner and critic himself, he now eulogises.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 October, 2019, 08:32:02 pm »
That seems to have been part of the US marketing. US podcasts are full of millennials describing the film as dangerous, disturbing and how it gave them nightmares. That's not part of the conversation about the film anywhere else.

The director built a career out of playing both ends against the middle. The whole film is designed around it.


Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 October, 2019, 06:54:32 am »
(aside from one horrendous misstep)

I know what you mean, and I'm going to assume that it was an honest mistake on the part of the filmmakers...(?)

It seems more like another attempt at what’s become a hallmark of the film and its marketing campaign: to generate a level of faux controversy to sell it as something it isn’t i.e. ‘dangerous’.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 07 October, 2019, 09:27:16 pm »
If we got the Satanic Panic in the UK, I wasn't aware of it!

The Cook Report: The Devils Work (1989)

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 06 October, 2019, 08:52:52 pm »

Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 06 October, 2019, 06:14:54 pm »
I'm glad Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill got to do their 'Jimmys'. They should just cancel the franchise now – it's peaked (unofficially).

Danny Boyle (quit because they wouldn't let him kill Bond)

No matter what was made-up by the Sun, I doubt Danny Boyle would want to suffer the social media slings and arrows of going down in history as the man who killed a corporate icon, he's not Rian Johnson.

Rumours that the film's script was the source of the disagreement have been reported, with producers alleged to be unhappy with the decision to focus on contemporary political tensions with Russia and a "modern-day Cold War". 

However one industry source told the Telegraph the split was due to a fall out over whether to cast Tomasz Kot as the lead villain. The 41-year-old Polish actor stars in Cold War, a love story set in 1950s Europe, and was described as a "left-field" decision for a Bond enemy.

"Craig has a big say in all the casting decisions. None of the Bond girls have been chosen without his say so," the source said. "For example he chose Eva Green to be the Bond girl when it came to the final four for Casino Royale and that has been the case for all the Bond girls he has worked with."


Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 04 October, 2019, 08:35:44 pm »
Brexit is God's way of making the British finally understand what went wrong in Northern Ireland.

If, because of Brexit, Ireland eventually ends up doing a swapsy where it loses northern partition only for Britain to gain its own iteration with Scotland, we'll be able to power the national grid with the sheer power of irony.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 29 September, 2019, 05:17:01 pm »
I doubt all those kids in 80s US sitcoms 'hooking-up' meant they were indulging in horizontal refreshment.

"Hooking up" was a term known in the year 2000 to almost every American child over the age of nine, but to only a relatively small percentage of their parents, who, even if they heard it, thought it was being used in the old sense of "meeting" someone. Among the children, hooking up was always a sexual experience, but the nature and extent of what they did could vary widely. Back in the twentieth century, American girls had used baseball terminology. "First base" referred to embracing and kissing; "second base" referred to groping and fondling and deep, or "French," kissing, commonly known as "heavy petting"; "third base" referred to fellatio, usually known in polite conversation by the ambiguous term "oral sex"; and "home plate" meant conception-mode intercourse, known familiarly as "going all the way." In the year 2000, in the era of hooking up, "first base" meant deep kissing ("tonsil hockey"), groping, and fondling; "second base" meant oral sex; "third base" meant going all the way; and "home plate" meant learning each other's names. – Tom Wolfe, Hooking Up: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the Second Millennium: An American's World


Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and Disney buy Lucas Film
« on: 29 September, 2019, 04:58:39 pm »
I doubt he is going to take over Lucasfilm or Star Wars. I'd assume if he's going to make a big move it'll be up in the Disney ranks rather than sideways and he's already done/doing the whole cinematic universe thing, with F4 and X-Men still requiring a reboot – although his lieutenants will eventually take-over.

I surmise this is him wanting to make a Star Wars* film/films while he can, Lucasfilm needing to fulfill a release date but other productions not being ready, and the cachet and efficiency that a Feige produced film brings to Star Wars post Rise of Skywalker.

*apparently Star Wars is closer to his heart than Marvel.

General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 28 September, 2019, 04:52:32 pm »
Anyone know if all the Tornado Blackhawk episodes are in the Rebellion collection?  I think I need to read them!

They are and they're great.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 26 September, 2019, 03:12:04 am »
'Star Wars' Shocker: Marvel's Kevin Feige Developing New Movie for Disney

Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy "is pursuing a new era in 'Star Wars' storytelling, and knowing what a die-hard fan Kevin is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work on a 'Star Wars' film together," Walt Disney Studios co-chairman Alan Horn tells The Hollywood Reporter.

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