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  1. Most Oscar nominees fall down the memory hole within a year, let alone five. As much as they may be competently made films, they're also influenced by the zeitgeist at the time the noms are chosen. I've seen plenty of commentary over the years about Raging Bull and Apocalypse Now. I can't remember the last time someone talked about Kramer vs. Kramer or Ordinary people or whatever that film was the beat Citizen Kane for best picture back in the day.
  2. How is this significantly different from any other year?
  3. Meth. Massive meth head that Sir Ben Kingsley. Eloquent as hell but he'll field strip your car if you give him half a chance. Benzodiazepine and Mountain Dew highballs. Pacino likes to fucking party.
  4. The Octogenarians are all preserving that fine Oscar tradition of being simultaneously shitfaced and tripping balls during the ceremony. Just watch some of those Oscar clips from the '70's. Fuck me, if they had high-def TV's back then, you'd practically see white powder and alcohol pumping out of their pores.
  5. Don't Worry Darling I don't know if it was out-sized expectations or BTS rumors, but mark this as another film that didn't deserve the drubbing it got from critics. It wasn't amazing but I thought it was pretty good. Great cast. Great performances. Beautiful cinematography. Flawless production values. Interesting premise, even if it was executed in a slightly underwhelming way. It held my attention all the way through.
  6. Never underestimate the ability of some dipshit with more money than talent to fuck things up. I was going to mention tires. All wheel drive will be a must for this kind of acceleration. Even then, how much heat would get driven into that tire carcass by accelerating a 1.5 ton car that hard? What happens if you repeat that more than twice? I think my next car will probably be an older used car. I fucking despise most of the new stuff that's out there in my price range and I'm not buying an SUV.
  7. It's worse than that. Modern sports and GT cars have gotten really out of hand power wise. I'm convinced that without the typical electronic intervention featured in modern cars (tailored torque curves, stability control, ABS, traction-control-that-you-can-turn-off-but-not-really, etc.) these vehicles would utterly undrivable. 0-60mph in under 1 second is almost 3 G's . It also likely means 0-100 mph in around 2.5-3.0 seconds. How much do you want to bet that's beyond the processing power and reaction times of a modern stability control system? Also, I think he's hoping people forget the specs they promised when they first took deposits on this car. i.e.: the 200 KWh battery *and* 4 seats. For reference, the F-150 Lightning comes with a 100 KWh pack. The optional embiggened pack is a mere 130KWh.
  8. "Like, that is not a 'cluster of cells', that is an actual character in the film." -Ben Shapiro LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLL!!!!!@#^&
  9. Oh, snap. Is it me or is it getting salty in here? Second chances, people. We don't need to relitigate the whole Game of Thrones thing. Nor do we need any preemptive shitting on the next thing.
  10. Prediction: rich douchbags dying in record numbers. Curiously, their last words are all some variation of, "Hey, get a load of this!" Elon Musk Claims The New Tesla Roadster Hits 60 MPH In Less Than One Second It's been 6 years already. How about just getting around to building the damn thing, Slick?
  11. Bu... B... BB... But the Rotten Tomatoes?!? I'm being slightly sarcastic. Although, Bad Robot producing... It's truly remarkable to me how the mighty have fallen. I distinctly remember how the film/nerd twitter went gaga for Star Trek 2009. I also remember the TFA hype back in 2015. I have literally never seen anything like it. Massive critical praise**, SW fans wetting themselves in theaters***, and my god the money that thing made! He was the first director not named "James Cameron" to enter the $2 Billion dollar club; not to mention the mountain of cash TFA generated in merchandising. Anyone remember all those BB-8 toys and roaring Woookie masks that went viral a few years ago? I wouldn't be surprised if TFA was the most profitable film of all time; counting all the various revenue streams. Where is he now? **Then they saw it twice. ***Some of that was not urine.
  12. Holy fuck. Rian Johnson is credited as an executive producer on this thing. The goddamn trifecta. If they fuck this up, the nerd rage will split the planet in half. I am so not looking forward to the usual social media dipshits debating whether the series is "woke" or not. That said, I'm really looking forward to this. Most of GoT is still some of the best prestige cable ever. And I don't buy this, "they had George's source material" stuff. It is perfectly possible to do a terrible adaptation of great source material and vise versa. I haven't read the books so I get to evaluate it based solely on its quality as a prestige cable TV show. "Book fans." Amirite? Correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding is that this is a series that doesn't exactly lend itself to a super-direct adaptation. True?
  13. Jamis also tells him he "must drink the water of life" in his vision. This is immediately before he goes south. - I found another continuity error and boy is it a humdinger, by god. Irulan, in her "10,191: 8th comment" journal entry refers to "sand storms a thousand miles wide" when talking about the southern hemisphere of Arrakis. "A thousand miles wide" "Miles"? WTF, "miles"?!? Also, If it's still 10,191, how did Gurney Halleck's hair grow out that quickly? He had a buzz cut in the first film. His mop should be easily a year's worth of growth.
  14. That "woman" the big text refers to is Lady Jessica. Visual storytelling, Sucka! And though Villeneuve doesn't "show us", Paul tells us after drinking the water of life. I've certainly been critical of the verbosity of the script but in this case it works. You mean the talk where she explicitly tells him "You must drink the water of life"? This shit's tha BOMB, son! Paul's decision to go south was prompted by the destruction of Sietch Tabr and the Harkonnens "striking all over the north". Which means either: a) We need to to take this to a whole other level or b) Shit just got real Either way, not so random.
  15. In the novelization, they're hauling crude oil, not mineral ore. I think that's about it. What a space trucker is going to do with a mass of crude oil or mineral ore, I don't know. In the movie, Parkers starts the conversation about "shares" with, "Let's talk about the bonus situation." or something to that effect. "Shares" could mean company stock. It could also be a shorthand for some kind of profit sharing scheme. ETA: One thing's for sure, no collective bargaining and likely no union.
  16. Argylle I thought it was pretty good. Not great but not bad either. Some interesting visuals. Some good comedic scenes though maybe not enough. Bruce Dallas Howard is great. ‘Could have used more Cavill and Sena though. I’m baffled by the critical reaction to it. Like I said, it’s not great but 33% on RT? That’s a bit crazy to me; especially considering the generosity some franchise films have been treated by the critical consensus recently.
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