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  1. 16 hours ago, Deadlines? What Deadlines? said:

    The guy on the right with the white coat; I have no idea what he’s doing.


    If that's what I'm thinking of then it makes sense why it didn't bother me. Anything done in that movie would seem to fit.  That one, A History of the World Part 1, Kentucky Fried Movie...anything could have happened in those movies and it would seem to fit in.

  2. 13 hours ago, Veltigar said:

    That sequence in Black Panther didn't ring a bell either. I looked it up and it's very short, more like some fluff to set up the real scene rather than an actual B/Tollywood style stand-alone dance sequence no?

    It just made no sense, they all appear out of the hidden caves to dance and they can't even see what's happening(the scene they're setting up) because it's above on the now dry river bed.  Most importantly, I remember the CGI as looking like it was on a loop, like the same CGI characters were doing the exact same thing. Yes I know how dancing works, but it looked like a loop versus looking like natural dancing and it took me out of the action based zombie trance I was in.

  3. Watched She Said recently and the whole thing just burns me. Hope he rots in jail for the rest of his life. Wish his enablers were right along side of him.

    Also watched Lioness and generally enjoyed it. Most of the characters felt right for the roles. There was a twist in the last two episodes that almost ran the thing off the rails but in the end it seemed like it made sense.  From what I understand there will be a second season, but new characters and in Mexico this time?

  4. 14 hours ago, Veltigar said:

    I do tend to genuinely enjoy the dance sequences though. When I went to see Fighter back in January, they were really the highlight more than the jet action. I'd actually like a western production to take a risk and include something similar. A bit like the mirror image of The Lunchbox, which excised the dance sequences to bring a western-style Indian film that was really great :)

    I can't stand those sequences generally.  The Marvels comes to mind. Also the dancing waterfall scene in Black Panther.  Hate both of those sequences.

    I do have a vague recollection of a western movie where all of a sudden the cowboys break out in a dance, then go right back to normal, which I found amusing but that's as close as I get.

  5. On 3/29/2024 at 5:01 PM, hauberk said:

    Louis Gossett Jr. has passed away at 87. Great in so many things, for me he stands out as Sgt Foley in An Officer and A Gentleman, for which he won best supporting Oscar and Golden Globe, Drac in Enemy Mine, for which he was nominated for an Oscar and Chappy in the so terrible it’s kind of fun Iron Eagle. 

    This went under the radar for me, first I heard it. Loved him in pretty much anything he did. Seemed like a genuinely good person, someone you'd want as a dad.

    4 hours ago, Deadlines? What Deadlines? said:

    RIP Joe Flaherty


    Strange Brew and Stripes. Small roles but he was good.

  6. Had some free time and crappy weather over the weekend so watched some stuff.

    Godzilla - Kong, what ever this new one was. Saw it in theatre because the listings on the app were wrong and Love lies Bleeding wasn't showing for another hour.  This was the typical monster movie, which is a huge let down after Godzilla minus 1.  Don't recommend unless you like these.

     The Iceman.  Older movie about a real life serial killer / hitman. Decent enough movie, not anything special. Couldn't imagine being the wife or daughters finding out your husband/father is a serial killer and you had no idea.

    World War Z.  I've seen this before and decided to watch it again. It's probably my favorite zombie movie. I'm sure it is aided by only dealing with a few days of the zombies but it holds up really well.

    The Green Knight  I might have been burned out or just tired but I couldn't get into this. I made it to where Alicia Vikander makes her appearance and realized I was on my phone more than I was watching the movie so I turned it off.


  7. I think it ended ok. For me it's way below BOB and even The Pacific. 

    The scene where the flyers needed parachutes and door was locked seemed very contrived and forced, it may be true to life but it didn't feel like it.

    It feels like the black fighter pilots were thrown in for the sake of diversity and to show fighter pilots. They got one episode and after that they were back ground props. I know now that this was based off a book(memoirs?) written by a person in the 100th so adding the fighter squadron almost feels like a mistake? IDK how to express what I am thinking on this, it seems like the show would have been better served if it stayed on that core group.

    While I was watching  it and Rosie went on his tour of Europe and comes across the concentration camp, my first thought was here is the obligatory camp horror sequence that these movies all show. Then when I saw after the episode that he served as a prosecutor it hit me a little different. I really think they messed up not showing us more about these guys before each episode like BOB brothers did. Had I known he eventually did that, the scene in Poland would have come across much differently.

  8. 1 hour ago, Myrddin said:

    Let's hope she got whatever that was in WW84 out of her system and she can get back to making better movies...

    Having a fighter pilot for a father gives her a unique insight into that world. I'd like to see her tap into that, ideally in the Rogue One/Andor flavor of war story.  

    Agree.  Rogue One is one of the best "Star Wars" movies period and holds up well for rewatching. IMO it's in third place behind Ep 4 and 5.

  9. 13 hours ago, 3CityApache said:

    Idk, Trainspotting and Requiem for a Dream are very different IMO. Trainspotting, apart from having a powerful message, is also inherently funny. Requiem is just shocking. And it also depicts all addictions, not just drug addiction. As a matter of fact TV addiction showed by Ellen Burstyn was at least as much shocking as all the rest of them for me.

    Funny, I didn't see it as TV addiction at all. To me it was the uppers addiction that made her stay awake and then have nothing else to do but watch TV. Days and weeks of that makes her manic and delusional and she starts the TV tripping scenes.  I may be remembering it differently than it was though, it has been a while since I last watched it.

  10. 1 hour ago, Argonath Diver said:

    Regarding Requiem, it literally made me lose complete interest in ever trying out potentially lethal drugs (ie, more than weed and shrooms). Worked far better than the DARE program I was subjected to my entire youth, which only made me think I'd eventually love weed (I do) and was generally mocked by every kid in the classroom.

    Instead, save time and just play Requiem to a bunch of 13 year olds who would love the music and beautiful young people, then have their psyche traumatized into avoiding dangerous drugs forever. I was already a college kid and young fanboy of Pi, and definitely still a bit naive about drug and club culture. I very well may have taken a pill or two and who knows what else, but I chose to walk into to a theater almost completely unknowing of what was in store for me. 

    Nope, none of that for me. Pass that dutch, thank you.

    That movie and Faces of Meth online. The transformations are things of nightmares and when you see their ages it's crazy.

  11. 1 minute ago, Mr. Chatywin et al. said:

    And he was god awful in the Owl. Stafford isn't great either and he won the thing with a lesser version of the Rams right afterwards. This year's Lions team won because of a good roster, not because of Goff. And in general this was a fluky year. 

    So again, how is he worse than Cousins? That was the point, he is a tier below.

    Hey I heard Dallas is trading Dak to Minnesota for Jefferson! Trey Lance will take Dallas to the SB!   

  12. 6 hours ago, Kalbear said:

    Requiem for a Dream is a movie that I will never willingly watch again and I wouldn't say it's bad because of that. The notion that you have to see it many times seems like a very weird criteria for best picture. 

    When I think of a movie as being the best, it is something I want to see again. I want to see things that I may have missed, or appreciate subtle things or just to enjoy the ride again. Not wanting to watch something again doesn't make it bad either.

    Clearly it's just an opinion of mine.

  13. 13 hours ago, Mr. Chatywin et al. said:

    Ryan is a good comp. Don't agree with Goff, he's a tier below. But all three are in the mirror category for me, they reflect what's around them. You can win with a QB like that, but not when they're eating up so much of the cap. The argument for what the Falcons did is a lot of their players are still on rookie deals, but I don't think you can bet on Kirk being fully healthy next season and that deal will catch up on them quickly once they have to start paying players. And I'm not even sure they'll win the division if Kirk is mostly healthy. 

    Really? He has taken two teams to tfe NFC championship games and one to a super bowl, how is he a tier below Cousins? To me they are the Spiderman meme pointing at each other. Hopefully you aren't going to point to empty stats.   

    Really couldn't care less but Dallas is doing nothing in free agency and I need my football fix.

    Dallas had two glaring needs. RB and LB.  This was a RB heavy market, and not just avg RB's but top tier guys were available relatively cheap, and we did nothing. 

  14. I have actually enjoyed the last couple episodes more, not because they're better but I just couldn't stand the actors from the first episodes. But yes, the fracturing of the story makes the series not hold the weight like BOB had, I doubt BOB will ever be matched. If they had chosen to follow a single squadron we may have gotten more of that feel but since they are supposed to be showing all of the Masters of Air to us that family feel gets lost.

    The POW camp part seems like a waste on a show called Master of Air, just my opinion. I understand it was a big part of the experience for fliers but I feel like if they spent all the time being used on the POW camps back in the air it would be a better show. More focus on the fighters and bombers and any new techniques they did to turn the tide and win the war.

  15. I watched most of the show, it's the one awards show I still watch.  My wife got home right after it ended and her first question was, did Billie Eilish sing yet, I wanna see her.  So there is something to her for my wife to want to see her perform, we are 50+ years old.  We both watched Oppenheimer, Holdovers and Flowers Moon and agreed Opp was the better movie and felt shorter then Flowers. We also both have no intention on rewatching any of them, whatever that says about them / us.

    When Pacino came on and did whatever he did I felt a little sorry for him and more so for the nominees, has anything been said if he was ill or just age? I didn't read this whole thread so apologies if it was mentioned up thread.

    p.s. It was nice to see the show not take itself so seriously for once. Cena coming out like he did was refreshing since the Oscars usually seem really uptight and full of themselves as a show.

    p.s.s. Did anyone catch Emma Stones reaction when Jimmy made the comment about the Poor Things clip, "that was all of the movie we could show without blurring it"... the camera went to her and it seemed to me she was pissed, probably tired of all the attention the nude scenes have gotten.

  16. 9 hours ago, drawkcabi said:

    Also, no one asked for it, but I have a penchant for lists so here is my totally subjective, U.S. centric, personalized list top 10 favorite comedies of all time:

    1. The Office (U.S.)

    2. Community

    3. MASH

    4. Taxi

    5. Barney Miller

    6. Newsradio

    7. Frasier

    8. All in the Family

    9. Parks and Recreation

    10. Arrested Development



    My list as I look at it isn't necessarily the best comedies, groundbreaking or whatever. Just what I like and what I like to watch in reruns as well. 

    Tier 1 - will watch most episodes if they are on and I'm killing time

    Friends, Big Bang, Seinfeld, Two and a half Men (Sheen episodes only)

    Tier 2 - Shows I used to watch a lot of but don't stop on when channel surfing

    HIMYM, Married w Children, Home Improvement, That 70's Show, Silicon Valley, Cheers, 

    Tier 3 shows I remember more from childhood, some were already in reruns and probably should watch again

    Wonder Years, Sanford and Son, Good Times,  Happy Days, Cosby Show, Night Court, Different Strokes, Facts of Life, Family Ties, Barney Miller

    There are a lot that I just never watched that I heard are great. Arrested Development, It's always Sunny, The Office (tried a few episodes) etc.

  17. 1 hour ago, Werthead said:

    It is interesting looking at which US sitcoms where actually huge in the UK. Friends and Frasier were #1 and #2 and probably still are. Seinfeld was nowhere. I suspect more people have watched it in the last two years since its been on Netflix in the UK than in the entire period before that since 1991 when the BBC showed the first couple of seasons. Cheers did okay in the 1980s but is relatively obscure now. How I Met Your Mother is a cult thing, at best.

    The Big Bang Theory was reasonably big-ish, and Will & Grace back in the day. Brooklyn Nine Nine was a modest success, but Parks & Recreation is almost unknown. The Good Place is probably even more obscure (but to be fair had a short run). The US Office does reasonably well, but in terms of profile and discussion I think people still bring up the UK version more. Modern Family has a pretty small following, but isn't totally unknown.

    There's a whole sub-remit of Channels 4 and 5 and their various channels and streaming equivalents which are packed with US filler sitcoms that nobody ever mentions anywhere else (Two Broke GirlsTwo and a Half Men etc).

    Two and a Half Men, Seinfeld, Big Bang, and Friends are my four go to time killers. Two and a half men only when Sheen was on it, never ever Kutcher.

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