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Re: Film and television discussion thread

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Ya, all the performances are ridiculously good, in particular the 3 of them. Jerry Lewis' annoyed, deadpan stares are amazing and perfect. Bernhardt, maybe the most believable and funny psycho I've ever seen on screen, she's just so natural and good and charismatic. De Niro, ya, it's just mindblowing that the same guy could do this role, be the young Godfather, Travis Bickle, mr. Cape Fear etc... same actor?! Scorsese clearly has tried to fashion DiCaprio into his modern day De Niro, but as great as Leo is, there's only 1 De Niro... anyway the King of Comedy is as good as any film ever made. Love it.
De Niro and Meryl Streep are like chameleons in a lot of their roles. Sometimes they go over the top and they fail terribly but often enough they have been spot on and for acting have given some genius performances.

I don’t know how either aren’t alcoholics 😂

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Re: Film and television discussion thread

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https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film ... -1.4023800

The mainstream media critics are getting more and more disconnected from reality.
The Irish Times wrote:Oh, and did we mention the film is a bit racist? It’s a bit racist. All the hoodlums are Mexican and the nice people from that country rely on a white saviour to rescue them from narco-tyranny.
The good guys are white and the bad guys and Mexicans, so that means the movie is racist. Jesus, those people are journalists, and they get paid to write such nonsense?! And that horrendous writing style on top of it!

https://www.metacritic.com/movie/rambo-last-blood

Those rating divides between the critics and the users review keep happening and keep getting wider. The critics, journalists in general think everything has to be viewed through a political lens. To the point that they even use their movie reviews to push their woke identity politics.
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Re: Film and television discussion thread

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Those rating divides between the critics and the users review keep happening and keep getting wider.
Another critic's view of the film... lol
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Post by kj6723 » 5 months ago

Dark was insanely mind blowing. Strongly recommend that show. Can't wait for season 3

I'm now watching season 9 of Walking Dead. It actually seems to be interesting again now the focus is on rebuilding civilization, and with the time jump 6 episodes in

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I am really excited about an upcoming series on Amazon called Wheel of Time. It's based on a book series. If they do it right, it has potential to be one of the most popular shows out there.
Those are my favorite books. Hopefully the adaptation won't be awful :straight-smile:

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Those are my favorite books. Hopefully the adaptation won't be awful :straight-smile:
I was hoping that too but they have already started to mess with the narrative by race swapping main characters. It's pretty fucked up because WOT series already has prominent black characters. Two river folks are supposed to be homogeneous and isolated for thousands of years. Not a mixture of black, brown and whites. There is a reason things were set up the way they were in the books. In fact according to story, Rand distinctly stood out among two river folks because he was taller and had red hair. One great thing about Game of thrones show was that they didn't engage in idiotic race swapping and other sjw nonsense. Lets see how it turns out but I am a bit disappointed with the decision.
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Re: Film and television discussion thread

Post by Afro_Vacancy » 5 months ago

That scene in The Boys where the dolphin gets crushed by a truck really made me laugh.

Actually, this show is just hilarious overall.

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Re: Film and television discussion thread

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That scene in The Boys where the dolphin gets crushed by a truck really made me laugh.

Actually, this show is just hilarious overall.

Thank you, @pjhair, @Hairblues.
I don't think I'd be amused by a dolphin being run over by a truck and I'm surprised by you.

This is animal cruelty.
I ate her ass.

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I don't think I'd be amused by a dolphin being run over by a truck and I'm surprised by you.

This is animal cruelty.
Do you like seafood?
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Do you like seafood?
I love fish and chips when I'm hung over but I couldn't run over an innocent dolphin.
I ate her ass.

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Could also be suited for the books thread but since most of us know their work through the movies and the TV shows:

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Re: Film and television discussion thread

Post by Hairblues » 4 months ago

Okay I’m in dc comic CW zone

I’m caught up on
Supergirl
Legends
Flash

And now I’m watching season 6 of Arrow.

Flash this last season with the daughter was mostly really good. I actually shed a tear at the end 😂
I didn’t understand one thing but I don’t want to give spoilers.

On a more ‘sophisticated’ note, I also caught up on The Affair...I think some of you would dig the Affair and some would be very bored by it.
It’s an interesting concept on how it looks at some scenes that over lap from character perspective and they change subtly. Reflecting the filters we all have when we experience a situation.

I have down time which will end mid October so I’m trying to get my binges in while I can.

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Re: Film and television discussion thread

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Theres a ton of new films on Netflix that are excellent:

Hunt for the Wilderpeople - one of the most original comedies I've seen in a while
Between two ferns - its light humour but it will make anyone with a sense of humour laugh throughout.
Dunkirk - impeccable; and so beautifully shot
The Martian - it will make you laugh, it could make you cry. A great work from the sci fi master Ridley Scott.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople - one of the most original comedies I've seen in a while
Oh this one made me laugh so hard, I love Taika Waititi's style of comedy.

If you liked that movie, you should definitely check out the TV show Flight of the Conchords.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0863046/
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Johnson wrote:
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Theres a ton of new films on Netflix that are excellent:

Hunt for the Wilderpeople - one of the most original comedies I've seen in a while
Between two ferns - its light humour but it will make anyone with a sense of humour laugh throughout.
Dunkirk - impeccable; and so beautifully shot
The Martian - it will make you laugh, it could make you cry. A great work from the sci fi master Ridley Scott.
It's scary that Scott can make such good movies at his age.
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