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  1. 2 hours ago, Ran said:

    He was a good businessman, if you read his Wikipedia entry. Started by driving a delivery truck in  his grandfather's small wholesale food distribution business and grew it into a a multi-firm empire with $150 million in yearly sales (equivalent to $1 billion today).

    Sold that a few years laters to an investor group who almost immediately tanked the business and their lender begged him to salvage the business before they declared bankruptcy, and he did so within a year of taking over again. From there,.it's a history of buying companies and turning his business into a Fortune 100 corporation and the nation's top food packager, and then he went and started snapping up food brands like Snapple from Quaker Oats, turning the brand around.

    But he's also an 81-year-old conservative Jewish guy from Brooklyn and no doubt holds some antiquated notions.

    The thing about those Horatio Alger type bios, they always leave out or diminish some important detail, like he married into money or had a billionaire aunt or some such.

    I’ll also point out that Ike Perlmutter similarly had a reputation for being a business genius, and before he was booted from the movie side of Marvel Studios, his bright idea was to do a Captain America: Civil War that didn’t have Iron Man in it; because RDJ was too expensive. 

  2. 37 minutes ago, Martell Spy said:

    Disney trounces activist shareholders in a major win for Bob Iger

    https://www.cnn.com/2024/04/03/business/disney-proxy-battle-bob-iger/index.html

    Peltz disparaged “The Marvels” and “Black Panther” movies as pushing what Republicans often call a “woke” agenda

    "Black Panther movies"? You mean the movies that made a combined $2+ billion at the box office and probably shipped twice that number in merch and got massive critical acclaim and awards recognition? 

    Say what you will about the films themselves (I thought the first one was overrated and I never saw the second one); but how the fuck is this guy rich?

  3. The article makes several mistakes; see the corrections and comments section.

    From what I've skimmed (It's a looong article) much of it boiled down to "faithful to the books". We know how I feel about that.  

  4. 34 minutes ago, TheLastWolf said:

    My uncle who watches only regional movies opened to international films after this. Wierd lol, considering a lot of way better Hollywood flicks didn't move him.

    The audiobook for WWZ in amazing. It's a full cast production with some seriously good voice talent.  

  5. 6 hours ago, Ran said:
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    Her arc is probably my favorite thing in the film. She arrives, admiring her daughter's "success" as "Queen of Auschwitz", and then slowly, slowly the poison of the place breaches her ability to not care about  what's going on -- to think, even, that it's good -- and she absconds in the night, knowing guilt at last.

     

    The...

    Spoiler

    ...baby and the dog haven't been indoctrinated. That's why the dog is constantly whining and the baby is screaming all the time. They know the world is wrong. It's also why they're constantly ignored. They aren't part of the machine.

    Everyone else are cogs in a clockwork society and a clockwork household. They go through all the motions but there's no value there. The only ones who aren't are the servants who are obviously Jewish slave labor; clearly terrified and grieving. 

    I still haven't figured out what's up with the apples. Nourishment for possible escapees? An expression of guilt? Escapism?

     

  6. 14 minutes ago, Corvinus85 said:

    So is this show any good? I just watched the intro with the Cultural Revolution scene, and that is how far I got into the book, too. I still haven't forgiven D&D for how they treated GoT.

    Ehr muh Gehrd.

    Yes. IMO, it's worth watching. I hope it gets renewed for a second season. 

    Speaking of which, It opened as the number 1 show in Canada, then fell off for about a week because of 'Testament: Something Something Moses', and now that Christ is risen, 3BP is back to #1. Same for the USA I think.

  7. 9 minutes ago, Ran said:

    That dreadful humming sound of the factory of death... ugh.

    Everything...

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    Happens at the edge of the frame. Or in the background, Or as background noise. 

    Even the household dynamic is less than idyllic, aside from the obvious stuff. Isn't it weird that Hedwig Höss' mother comes to visit and takes zero interest in the baby? 

     

  8. 5 hours ago, dbunting said:

    ...World War Z....

    World War Z is a great movie. The only problem with it is they called it "World War Z". 

    I'm all for adaptations that take liberties or that use that source material more as "inspiration" than "canon", but this thing was something else. I think the only thing they kept from the book was "North Korea is doing something weird". 

    Troubled production. Didn't make any money. It's a shame we didn't get a sequel. 

  9. 6 minutes ago, Heartofice said:

    Clearly Netflix knows she’s attractive given they’ve put her on the front of all of their promo material 

    Really? They figured that out did they? A blind man living under a rock in a cave on the moon knows she's attractive. 

    And "all the promo material". Including Liam Cunningham's character poster? I dunno...

  10. It's a perfect example. Whether or not it's a great film is changing the subject.

    How about Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cole in True Detective? Not really plausible if you ask me. ';Not many cops that look like that. 'Not many men who look like that.  The amount that character was drinking and he's still got that shredded bod? Puh-lease. And not a single doughnut in site. So unbelievable. 

    Ruined the show if you ask me.

     

  11. 2 hours ago, DireWolfSpirit said:

    I could only get the next episode-4 The Cold War 

    available to me on my streaming, unless I do the PPV thingy, aint happening.

     

    16 minutes ago, Deadlines? What Deadlines? said:

    Huh.

    I purchased the series on youtube a while ago and now they're gone. As in, gone from youtube. Without so much as a, "by your leave". 

    That's rude. 

    ...Scratch that. I still have them but now they're unlisted. And apparently the channel is unlisted. I can find them if I do a google search, but not if I search youtube. Weird. 

  12. 1 hour ago, DireWolfSpirit said:

    I could only get the next episode-4 The Cold War 

    available to me on my streaming, unless I do the PPV thingy, aint happening.

    Huh.

    I purchased the series on youtube a while ago and now they're gone. As in, gone from youtube. Without so much as a, "by your leave". 

    That's rude. 

  13. 2 minutes ago, DMC said:

    Thing is though, he's not really.  He was the guy the government felt would be the best conduit.  He's really not that special in terms of objective history.  Nolan made him special for a few years.

    Sure he is. The Manhattan project and the A-Bomb would be enough in itself. Throw in Cold-War paranoia, the red scare, HUAC, and the labor movement. Also years of government surveillance of not just him but the people around him (the reason his life is so well documented), and a bonafide conspiracy theory (Jean Tatlock's 'suicide'). 

    ...And Barbie. 

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    As far as a more rounded version of the bomb story, episode 3 of Oliver Stone's Secret History of the United States is pretty good.  

  14. A movie that famously had almost no dialogue in it. Nice. 

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    I think the life of J.R. Oppenheimer is one of those interesting historical "nodes". On top of being a world historical figure, he's someone who, in telling his story, you could drive the wedge in at multiple points and come up with a whole other movie or miniseries or documentary or something. 

    This is a movie where Heisenberg, Feynman, and Einstein have walk-on roles for pete's sake. 

  15. 18 hours ago, DireWolfSpirit said:

    Very interesting interview on NPR radio over the Japanese release.

    ...subject matter...

    This is the thing that gets me about these kinds of discussions of this film; including multiple recent articles with titles like, "What 'Oppenheimer' left out", or, "What 'Oppenheimer' should have included":

    This is a biopic of J. Robert Oppenheimer. It is not a movie about the Manhattan project and it is not a movie about the bombing of Hiroshima. Both really interesting subjects that feature heavily in the film, but ultimately not the films central focus.

    Plus it's 3 hours long and barely pauses to breathe the whole way through. And is there anyone who comes out of that film thinking the bombing of Hiroshima was no big deal? 

  16. 7 hours ago, IFR said:

    The show runners have stated in interviews that they hope for four seasons.

    That might be possible if you were talking about *minimum* 10 episodes per season. 12 would be better. 

    They've set up the main cast and the show will obviously focus in them, but you can't do that at the expense of humanity. Humanity has to get stuffed in there somewhere; and it can't just be clips of people rioting or staring up at the sky.

    I also worry about the way this story goes forward through time. and the stuff that happens in those time periods. You could do a season for each of the "era's" in this series; which would yield seven seasons in total.  

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