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  1. I searched for it a day too soon!
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    HBO's Sharp Objects

    I think there's maybe been crossed wires if this linkOn a second series is read. Seems like they want to do another season but Amy Adams finds the role too dark/wants paid more? So unless they do a season without her it looks unlikely despite Gillian Flynn having ideas. They could always try and get Nicole Kidman to play adams' role
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    HBO's Sharp Objects

    I thought i'd lurked around it at the time too but it's either impossible to search for or was nuked after too much inactivity between seasons? Usually Google works with "westeros name of show" but all i get are lots of asoiaf conspiracy threads
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    The Hardcorps History Appreciation Thread

    Once he got past the preamble it was a great episode. I particularly liked how he got across the notion that while it seemed insane it possibly was the only option where Japan might come out on top was to start a war with the USA. Even more crazy when they relied on the USA to fuel their Navy! Also liked how Dan was neutral enough to "appreciate" pearl harbor as one of the most audacious/surprising military moves in the modern era. It still surprises me how there was outrage at not declaring war first - it seems such a bizarre rule of war, especially when it's integral to success not to declare war.
  5. Is it on fox in uk? I've read reviews and i think the mistake they are making is with how they tell the story It's like they forget that once someone buys a book they have the whole thing. It doesn't matter if they only read half of it. Whereas tv shows need consistent ratings and people dropping out damages that. The reviews i've seen suggest people who haven't read the book are enjoying more but dull is mentioned by a lot of people
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    HBO's Sharp Objects

    It seems a lot of us thought it had a rich girlfriends vibe which scared us off. I think a thread is deserved for season 2 coming. We can use it to discuss season 1 as a lead in. There's potential for a second season of BLL as there are various character beats and the like to explore without feeling too forced. "sharp objects" seems much harder to justify. I'm not sure they can add any more to those characters (they have less characters to play with in sharp objects too - pretty much mum and 2 daughters)
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    Pretty sure it was in the comics or one of the cartoons (possibly combinations) where Mysterio tried to accuse Spider-man of faking his showdowns and he did this by pretending to be Spider-man. I'll be honest, I've never been that impressed with mysterio as a villain (but those who do like him seem to love him). The main thing going for him in the film is simply the fact it's Jake Gylenhaal playing him and he hasn't been in a bad film since the last time he tried playing an action hero. But that's been a while and I'm hoping he's learned his lessons. A fake/flawed hero would suit him well - that said he can also do insane convincingly too eg nightcrawler. I read somewhere that those elemental villains are actually tied in with mysterio in the comics albeit via some genuine magic (which is the worst angle to take with mysterio). We might get some meta-commentary if the big SFX villains turn out to be fake - I'd get a good laugh at hordes of faceless cgi minions being a piss-take element of the plot.
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    Star Wars Thread: I KNOW WHAT THAT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    did anyone watch the new cartoon? It's completely passed me by.
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    Yeah, people on fansites are overthinking things to claim that is "too obvious". At the very least i expect mysterio to unwittingly cause innocent people's deaths and then become spidey's foe in covering it up.
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    HBO's Sharp Objects

    I wonder if the show was just badly promoted at the time or they assumed the cast was selling the show on its own? Like others mentioned the online presence for the show seemed muted at the time of release. It was really only as i spotted scoring high on end of year lists and then by the association with "sharp objects" that i decided to try it out. Which is bizarre as i wound up watching the whole thing within 24 hours and it's rare a show captures me like that nowadays.
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    I think part of the problem was thinking the only thing that made Nolan's batfilms work was thst they were relatively "realistic" (especially compared to previous batman films) and they decided to apply that to all DC characters. There's a reason the two most accepted DC films are the two that have a bit more fun. Maybe it isn't the superheroes that entice people into the cinema but the fact they are fun popcorn movies when it comes down to Marvel?
  12. That and how they get around the problem of
  13. Gambit has been getting ready to shoot since at least 2012 so no surprise there. No mention of the madrox film james franco? That was the most promising one to me. I have a feeling the new mutants and phoenix films are a mess in which case i don't blame Disney axing anything else in development. Apocalypse was shit so two bad films in a row is grounds for starting afresh. It's not like jackman is coming back either.
  14. Ryan Reynolds would agree - he had to make do with Juggernaut vs Colossus. One if the fun things about early x-men comics (particularly early Claremont) was how the villains did cross over into the rest of the MCU. Rogue is integral to ms marvel (could be a good story with captain marvel there) and juggernaut would tangle with spidey and sabertooth with iron fist. The x-men became more insular as the number of titles/characters grew. It's why i think mutants would have to be in a ridiculous minority to work in the MCU. It would a) explain how no-one has noticed them yet (although that lying liar nick fury has probably known them for decades) and b) prevent them from swamping the MCU.
  15. Nice thread callback. Can of worms man?
  16. Why does nowtv/sky randomly take shows off for a while? I think it's clear the director puts a stamp on both shows to the point i'd say sharp objects has more in common with BLL than gone girl.
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    HBO's Sharp Objects

    I'm pretty surprised there was never a thread for such a high profile show (and one so good). This is probably part of the reason i didn't watch at the time - thinking it can't be good if no buzz here. Given the shared director between both shows i imagine whatever the director has planned next could involve Amy Adams and Nicole Kidman as relatives. Although he seems to like working with laura dern and reese Witherspoon (from wild and BLL). I have to admit Witherspoon was excellent and for me stood out in a crowd of great performances. Although woodley also impressed to hold her own with Hollywood heavy hitters who have been around a lot longer.
  18. Shame they didn't lose the screenwriters too as i think that was the worst aspect of the film. I really hope they don't take the big box office as a signal to deliver more of the same because there was a lot wrong with the film. The aspect i enjoyed the most was Hardy being OTT insane and interacting with the symbiote. The animation didn't affect my enjoyment of the film but that aspect didn't work for me even if it was intentional. I guess it's a bit like how some people find high-frame rate or 3d as things their brain find iffy/not working.
  19. Epic fail on my part (or bbc iPlayer interface) in that i thought i was watching episode 1 only to discover after watching i had watched the finale! Which is a shame as i was drawn in despite thinking a lot had been left out. Some really nice camera work in it. Just seems a bit pointless watching the previous episodes now.
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    HBO's Sharp Objects

    Just binged through "Big little lies" and it's uncanny how similar it is to "sharp objects" - the director really has a distinctive visual/storytelling style. It also cements in my mind how similar Nicole Kidman and Amy Adams can often look to each other. Only mild criticism which really is mild as the quality of the drama means the surprises aren't essential but I thought it was very predictable although that could also be due to the events in "sharp objects" priming me. I'd post more but couldn't find the "big little lies" thread via google.
  21. The first 25 minutes I was thinking "I can't really take this seriously" but it gets better and I started to buy into it shortly after the blind driving. I've just binged "big little lies" since it came back onto a streaming platform I use - no doubt to promote the upcoming season. I really enjoyed it - excellent acting throughout and I was impressed by how much of a stamp the director puts on the show - given he directed "Sharp objects" too and it's obvious despite having different showrunners. I guess in film Directors make more of a stamp on the product and it's really started to show in high-end TV projects these days. I'm a little cautious about the second season given he's not directing and it's presumably going into uncharted territory story-wise.
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    The Hardcorps History Appreciation Thread

    I think he sort of admitted he was wrong and I do get the impression he's been getting a lot of flak from both sides of the political spectrum for saying too much/not enough but it seems a bit off how he goes silent when Trump is in charge. He should be commenting on the government shut-down and his opinion on it. I guess he should be heartened given how he's always complaining how the President has too much power. Like you say we can't make him make shows but it does seem remiss of him to not say anything because he's not happy about it/sick of it. I'd hope he'd get back in the game when the next elections come round. I'd even settle for him commenting on things outside of USA - his take on Brexit, Russia etc would probably be interesting given he has no skin in the game (as he'd say)
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    It actually goes even deeper that that - there's an excellent fan theory that Leto Joker is the Jason Todd that was "killed". That's why he's got "damaged" tattoos and new teeth etc. It also neatly explains how they are doing a Joker origin film with an actor who looks nothing like Jared Leto. Because the Joker in suicide squad is a different joker. They claim this new film is a stand-alone but I'd be cool with them keeping it in continuity - it could make a good story for the Batman film if that ever happens showing us how Jason Todd dies (or at least the character in the Robin suit that was in BvS cave
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    The Hardcorps History Appreciation Thread

    I've started it - That's my walk to work sorted for the next 3 days So far he's taking a hell of a long time working up to saying the Japanese committed atrocities in China. I think he could really do with an editor who says "look that's enough context/build-up" I guess the situation in the USA is a bit like Brexit in the UK where it seems to eclipse everything. Otherwise I'd say there's plenty of things he could still be discussing politically that isn't Trump centred. I guess he's in a little bit of a sulk as he got the president who showed the weakness in the system he's always proclaimed but I suspect he's a little embarrassed at how anti Clinton and Obama he was - probably thinking he'd rather have poor democrats in charge over Trump.
  25. That spider has been saving its bite for a special occasion? I had a feeling the animation was intentional and that does explain the jerkiness. It's odd as I was totally cool with how everyone was coloured in dots like in the old comics but the animation distracted me at times. However there were other times I didn't notice so it maybe depended on what happened at any given time. I think if they ironed out some of the jerkiness I'd be on board with the overall praise. I did like how the anime/looney tunes and noir spideys were all animated differently - same with the bonus scene at the end
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