The movie thread

Re: The movie thread

Postby stark » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:19 am

Flipped on GET OUT last night, didn't know anything about it ahead of time and I swear the description on HBO said "comedy"

Somebody please explain any humor, thanks.

Academy awards Best actor? Best movie?
don't think so.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: The movie thread

Postby Starine » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:45 pm

So... are we just not gonna talk about Black Panther and how terrific it is?
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Re: The movie thread

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:21 pm

I still haven't seen it, so...not yet? :oops:
I'm going to see it, but trying to schedule movie day with my usual companion has been complicated by stuff. I don't really want to go by myself, because I'm pretty sure there's going to be a lot to discuss.
At least we can be pretty sure that it's going to be in theaters for a good long time. ;)
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Re: The movie thread

Postby Tessablue » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:52 pm

Starine wrote:So... are we just not gonna talk about Black Panther and how terrific it is?

I think certain forum members would rather pretend it doesn't exist... but it was awesome and I'm so happy that it's been this successful. I hope it's a gamechanger for blockbusters (and movies in general) going forward.
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Re: The movie thread

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:09 pm

There was an interesting article in the LA Times about how blockbuster movies have changed over the last year or so, as 'auteur' directors have created more original takes than the usual comic book fare. Instead of feeling like just more of the same in a line of bigger, louder, more-CGI-is-better, skip-the-character-development movies, we're getting what the author called 'artisanal' blockbusters.
Movies like Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy II, Wonder Woman, Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and, of course, Black Panther, have given us genre blockbusters that also happen to be pretty damn good movies.
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Re: The movie thread

Postby Starine » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:49 pm

Tessablue wrote:
Starine wrote:So... are we just not gonna talk about Black Panther and how terrific it is?

I think certain forum members would rather pretend it doesn't exist... but it was awesome and I'm so happy that it's been this successful. I hope it's a gamechanger for blockbusters (and movies in general) going forward.


Thanks for chiming in. I thought it was artfully done, with a terrific and sympathetic villain and a very dynamic cast.

And even if certain forum members want to pretend it doesn't exist... REPRESENTATION MATTERS.

Let us know what you think, BA, once you do see it.
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Re: The movie thread

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:05 am

I'm SO happy that The Shape of Water won Best Picture. :D
If you want to talk Representation, that movie had it all. 8-)
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Re: The movie thread

Postby stark » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:21 am

They should add one more Oscar......to the box office winner of the year.
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Re: The movie thread

Postby Ballerina » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:33 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I'm SO happy that The Shape of Water won Best Picture. :D
If you want to talk Representation, that movie had it all. 8-)


I did not see this movie, so am holding it at arm's length until I do.

But, as I understand it, the lead is a mute female who signs throughout the movie and is nominated for a Best Actress Award. She rescues a human-like aquatic creature that is about to be euthanized. She rescues him and takes him home to her apartment where she keeps him in her bathtub. Somehow they indulge in love making. Bad guy finds out where the creature is and attempts to recapture it. Girl and creature about to escape, but they get shot. Creature carries her into the water where their wounds heal. She grows gills, and they live happily ever after.

I guess I have to see it to appreciate it, but it do seem pretty far fetched. Maybe there's a veiled lesson to be learned?
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Re: The movie thread

Postby Ballerina » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:02 pm

stark wrote:Flipped on GET OUT last night, didn't know anything about it ahead of time and I swear the description on HBO said "comedy"

Somebody please explain any humor, thanks.

Academy awards Best actor? Best movie?
don't think so.


Another creepy movie. I watched it to the end hoping it had some redeeming quality. It did not. It was as bad as watching Passage to India.
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