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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:45 AM

Because the rest of us would lose our jobs if our employers found out that we were being/had been accused of sexual assault? Affleck seemed more than happy to buy his way out of trouble, so most of us know that this means there are lines to be read between regarding his guilt. 

 

It must be nice to have that kind of privilege to wave money at your problems and make them go away. Privilege that comes directly from his...wait for it...acting. 

And what of the women who were happy to take the money and not do something that might prevent another woman from being abused?

 

Let's not do this. People can re-read the various Kane threads.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:51 AM

I can't make you retroactively enjoy Moonlight. It's a film, and it didn't seem to be to your taste.

But yes, the acting was that amazing. Mahershala Ali is incredible. The three actor's that played Chiron and Kevin were amazing, especially youngest Chiron. Janelle Monae appears to be a literal angel, and the best triple threat around today.

Coming in hot and saying Moonlight wouldn't have won without oscars so white was borderline offensive but I kept it cool. Now it seems like you really want to take the movie to task for... some reason.

And what of the women who were happy to take the money and not do something that might prevent another woman from being abused?

Let's not do this. People can re-read the various Kane threads.

Bringing victim blaming into this too. Thanks old man.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:00 AM

I can't make you retroactively enjoy Moonlight. It's a film, and it didn't seem to be to your taste.

But yes, the acting was that amazing. Mahershala Ali is incredible. The three actor's that played Chiron and Kevin were amazing, especially youngest Chiron. Janelle Monae appears to be a literal angel, and the best triple threat around today.

I did enjoy the movie. I said so. I didn't think it was Academy Award material.

 

By the way, I felt much more sympathy for the young Chiron than the eventual man who emerged. Whose fault was it that he assaulted the bully, looking like he was about to murder him? That he emerged from juvie to deal drugs? Then climbed the ranks to be just like his mentor, right down to the dashboard ornament? Society's?

 

I liked the contrast between him and Kevin, who, it sounded like, truly got sold up the river on some baloney charge. But he's there in the cafe doing an honest job, in his kid's life. And he needs a ride home.


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:13 AM

And what of the women who were happy to take the money and not do something that might prevent another woman from being abused?

Let's not do this. People can re-read the various Kane threads.


Hey, you're the one who needed it spelled out. I'm giving you what you want.

It was a civil case. There was never going to be "prevention" in the sense you're thinking. He wasn't going to jail.

But no one who can afford to litigate a civil case offers a settlement unless they have something to lose in an area that isn't their checkbook. If I'm the plaintiffs I totally take the settlement because of the subtext that accompanies it: Affleck is a creep, be warned. In theory this accomplishes that "prevention" without having to take the suit all the way. And Affleck offers the settlement because it provides what he thinks is some doubt as to the truth of the claims made against​ him. But the warning is issued. It's up to you if you want to take note of it or sweep it under the rug.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:11 PM

Get Out is reeaaallly good.

That's where I'd rank it: Really good.  I think it may have been overhyped for me by the time I saw it today.  Definitely a well-made thriller but I figured out the twist about halfway through.

 

Liked Logan a little better and John Wick 2 is still my favorite movie this year based on its flawless second half.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:23 PM

That's where I'd rank it: Really good. I think it may have been overhyped for me by the time I saw it today. Definitely a well-made thriller but I figured out the twist about halfway through.

Liked Logan a little better and John Wick 2 is still my favorite movie this year based on its flawless second half.

Wait. Get Out has a twist?

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:35 AM

Wait. Get Out has a twist?

They stayed in



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:44 AM

Wait. Get Out has a twist?

They pulled out....

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:54 AM

They ended up in jail together.



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:24 AM

Wait. Get Out has a twist?

Reveal?  What do you want to call it?  



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:29 AM

Reveal? What do you want to call it?

It's a little different for me because I saw the trailer a couple times before I saw it. It pretty much establishes exactly what's gonna go down.

Which, I think speaks to the movie's strength. The pacing is soaked in dramatic irony, and it never once hurts the story that we know more than the main character does.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:47 PM

Anyone see "A cure for wellness"? I wanted to catch it as the trailer looked like a good mind f*ck type of film, and those are always enjoyable... Kind of like mostly anything with Anthony Hopkins in it.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:28 PM

Saw Arrival last night. I liked it. The music at the end was a little over the top (and by a little, I mean a lot). Other than that, I thought it was excellent.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:58 PM

Anyone see "A cure for wellness"? I wanted to catch it as the trailer looked like a good mind f*ck type of film, and those are always enjoyable... Kind of like mostly anything with Anthony Hopkins in it.

Yeah. It was not good. Like, really bad.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:37 PM

Yeah. It was not good. Like, really bad.


Aw Bummer, the trailor looked quite good.... So was it too predictable or just bad all around?

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:12 PM

Aw Bummer, the trailor looked quite good.... So was it too predictable or just bad all around?

Bad all around. The trailer is really cool, I got fooled too :(

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:21 PM

I'm 2 episodes into Marvel's Iron Fist on Netflix. Danny Rand is an unlikable douche, so far.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:14 PM

I watched "Hell or High Water" on the plane yesterday. Not greqt but pretty good IMHO.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:07 PM

I've watched the first three episodes of Big Little Lies and I'm having a blast. It's got Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in good roles and they're both great. It's a kind of like a less serious, pulpier True Detective (season 1). Except it's about rich people and their children. It's mysterious and compelling.

It's on hbo and episode 5 comes out tomorrow.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:56 AM

I'm 2 episodes into Marvel's Iron Fist on Netflix. Danny Rand is an unlikable douche, so far.

on episode 11. i like it. Danny is fairly unlikable. I think that is what is making me like the show lol.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:16 AM

on episode 11. i like it. Danny is fairly unlikable. I think that is what is making me like the show lol.


The animation for the opening credits is pretty sweet.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:44 AM

A little late to the party here, but Fear the Walking Dead is so much better than its more famous cousin. Season 3 will be coming out sometime this year.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:33 AM

Saw Arrival last night. I liked it. The music at the end was a little over the top (and by a little, I mean a lot). Other than that, I thought it was excellent.


It was one of the in flight movie choices. It was OK. Maybe it was the vilume control and the ear buds, but I hated the sound overall in that movie.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:16 PM

I kind wanna watch Iron Fist upon learning that Finn Jones is the main character. He plays Loras Tyrell in GoT.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:41 PM

I kind wanna watch Iron Fist upon learning that Finn Jones is the main character. He plays Loras Tyrell in GoT.


Is Lord's Tyrell and unlikable ###### as well?

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:08 PM

The Ranch on Netflix is a great show.  Has Sam Elliot, Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson.  I highly recommend it. 



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:46 PM

Is Lord's Tyrell and unlikable ###### as well?

Well. In the books he's a young douche with some real honor underneath. In the show he's a token gay character with no real motivation so...

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:55 PM

It was one of the in flight movie choices. It was OK. Maybe it was the vilume control and the ear buds, but I hated the sound overall in that movie.

Yeah that's the opposite experience I had. In the theater the sound was very cool.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:44 PM

The Ranch on Netflix is a great show. Has Sam Elliot, Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson. I highly recommend it.


I've seen about half of season 1 and although I wouldn't go quite as far as you have, I've enjoyed it and think it's pretty funny.

Separately: I watched "the Accountant" on the plane today. Pretty good thriller.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:25 AM

Into the badlands season 1 is on netflix now. can't believe i missed it when it was originally on amc



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:38 AM

A little late to the party here, but Fear the Walking Dead is so much better than its more famous cousin. Season 3 will be coming out sometime this year.


This is certainly not the majority opinion. I like FTWD but I don't think it rivals TWD in any fashion. I think the actors on TWD can act circles around FTWD crew. Now the storyline on TWD has become a bit repetitive but Neagan has certainly upped the anti a bit. Good actor (as opposed to the Governor), enticing story and just a brutality that a show about zombies rarely approaches anymore.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:06 AM

Into the badlands season 1 is on netflix now. can't believe i missed it when it was originally on amc

 

You must not watch the Walking Dead then. They ###### that show into every commercial break.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:12 PM

You must not watch the Walking Dead then. They ###### that show into every commercial break.

have not watched TWD since 3rd mid season cliffhanger

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:45 AM

Looks like Batman is coming soon...Gotham. This show is damn good.
Also....Norman Bates is a psycho. Final season of Bates Motel. Rihanna is about to get murdered hard!

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:43 PM

I watched all the old Mad Maxes.

Mad Max (1979): This movie is terrible. It's a 90 minute 1st act. What makes it stick out are the (lack of) stakes and the setting. It's this weird apocalypse-lite where the roads seem to be the only lawless part of the land. Civilization seems more or less in tact, otherwise. This is one of those sucky old movies that we're lucky blew up. Because then we got... (The Saw franchise! No seriously)

...Mad Max 2 (1981)! Released in the USA as The Road Warrior, Mad Max 2 turns up everything to 11. After making the first movie on a shoe-string budget, now George Miller really got to sink his teeth into the setting and blow up some cars. This is the old one that most reminds me of Fury Road.

Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985) is the weirdest of the series. It's very of its time, straight copying the plot points and tone of Temple of Doom and Return of the Jedi. Not anywhere near as good as Mad Max 2.

None of the Mad Max movies seem to be tied to one another's continuity, which is a really smart choice, I think. Every re-imagining of the wasteland gives us something new.

It was lots of fun seeing the original wasteland that inspired the Fallout universe. Also seeing the seeds that would eventually grow into Fury Road was neat.

I'm pretty sure that Max is something like 1/3 as crazy as Mel Gibson currently is.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:50 PM

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The first Mad Max isn't good? Come on now.


Somewhat related, have you ever seen The Cars That Ate Paris"?



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:57 PM

From the 40 minute mark to the 70 minute mark, Max and his lady go on vacation.

No flow, no narrative focus, barely any characters, and no payoff shots on the action scenes (not anybody's fault, they just had no money). Max doesn't even get Mad until the last 15 minutes!

I like the way the bad guys talk about Nightrider, and that that's where Max's car comes from.

And I've never seen the cars that ate paris haha. It looks bonkers!

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 02:11 PM

I watched all the old Mad Maxes.

Mad Max (1979): This movie is terrible. It's a 90 minute 1st act. What makes it stick out are the (lack of) stakes and the setting. It's this weird apocalypse-lite where the roads seem to be the only lawless part of the land. Civilization seems more or less in tact, otherwise. This is one of those sucky old movies that we're lucky blew up. Because then we got... (The Saw franchise! No seriously)

 

Alright, here I go...

 

I can see that opinion. A lot of older movies are kinda like that. I remember being brought up being told Deer Hunter was up there with Citizen Kane. And I watched it (DH, not CK) with my mom who'd held that opinion and it was astounding how it dragged on. Slow. Honestly, boring. I think we're so used to action movies and quick exposition that those movies have aged painfully for many audiences. And even though it's a wildly different kind of movie, I felt the same with Citizen Kane, since I mentioned it. 

 

I look at it as artsy. It is artsy. It's like a sick fever dream. I think of Vanishing Point that way as well, or Easy Rider. There's a lot of nothingness because, well, there's a lot of nothingness in his life now. And it's that era- you couldn't make that movie today unless you were PAINFULLY art about it. 

 

Miller was an ER doc in Australia and would see the car culture kids coming in absolutely ripped and torn up from recklessness/real life mad max-ing on the roads, and all they cared about was getting back behind the wheel and going at it again until death. Really laid out his ideas for the franchise.

 

3 is the campiest, silly movie out there. Absolutely ridiculous. 

 

If you saw Fury Road first, I totally get why you'd dislike the original. Action and not that much of a plot with lots of symbolism vs the whole idea of the movie being a canvas and lots of staring into the middle distance... FR will win every time.

 

I like FR better than the original. But I'm also one of those danggummed feminists who loves that female badass Furiosa. 



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 02:12 PM

From the 40 minute mark to the 70 minute mark, Max and his lady go on vacation.

No flow, no narrative focus, barely any characters, and no payoff shots on the action scenes (not anybody's fault, they just had no money). Max doesn't even get Mad until the last 15 minutes!

I like the way the bad guys talk about Nightrider, and that that's where Max's car comes from.

And I've never seen the cars that ate paris haha. It looks bonkers!

I get that there's a lot of buildup, but that's sort of the point. You know, back before people had painfully short attention spans we used to set stories up. Max had to go Mad somehow, right? What better than the slow burn that is the infiltration of lawlessness/disorder into the lives or normal people, especially one who is an agent of the law? His buddy gets mangled, Fifi tries to convince him that all isn't lost and that society isn't crumbling (but he knows that's not true), and then just when he decides to take a vacation to renew his spirits and commitment to society and law, he and his own family become the victims of that ever encroaching anti-social wave. So all of this stuff that he's trying to pretend isn't so bad suddenly becomes the only thing that exists to him. Society falls apart before his very eyes. I've always appreciated that slow burn in the first Mad Max. It makes the chaos of the second one all the more meaningful. 

You might recognize some nods to CTA Paris in Fury Road if you watch it again after. I bet the whole movie is out on youtube somewhere. 



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 02:16 PM

You might recognize some nods to CTA Paris in Fury Road if you watch it again after. I bet the whole movie is out on youtube somewhere. 

Namely:

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CTAP

 

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Fury Road

 

 

Oh man, you got d4rk and I going.... sorry... 


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