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Movies You've Seen (or would like to see) Recently


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Latest post in last thread.

 

 

Was about to share that. I'm not too convinced... It looks intriguing but I'm getting a bit of an Avatar / Valerian vibe from it.

 

 

 

I'm really not a fan of "all the things, all the time" approach. Which happens a lot to futurist fiction or reference heavy mediums. So both those at the same time sounds like hell for me. When I'm not playing a game, I'm not too keen on consuming meta-entertainment about entertainment mediums. Especially games. When it comes to VR stuff, I like Neuromancer's simstims or Cyberpunk 2020's braindances. But the Summer Wars, SAO, Psycho Pass "Nobody Knows Your Face / Nobody Knows Your Mask" style of "second life" VR just don't really grip me. I prefer more the escapism to another real life, or perhaps just a abstract cyber representation of data-streams. Perhaps it's because given a real opportunity I wouldn't want to hang out in those sorts of online worlds. Even though I spend a lot of time staring at flat static web pages... I don't need those to be more real. Maybe it's also because I'm a CS major...

 

Maybe I'll have to read the book and see if the story is compelling enough, but the setting isn't winning any points, and it's not high on my priorities. Still I like to keep an eye on the tides of societies interests.

 

 

Not sure if this has been shared, but I'm really looking forward to it, like Creature of the Black Lagoon meets Amelie:

 

 

 

 

I don't the the whole crazy surrounding Ready Player One, also why is the Iron Giant there?

 

It's basically a 40 something author writing a story about a teenager in the future who worships 80's nostalgia in the uber-geek manner by playing an MMO based around it, and thereby gaining world shaking power, influence, respect and the girl.

 

Your mileage may vary depending on how you like your pop culture references dropped every other paragraph.

 

 

 

Also, just got back from Baby Driver.

 

I say god damn!

 

I'm really not a fan of "all the things, all the time" approach. Which happens a lot to futurist fiction or reference heavy mediums. So both those at the same time sounds like hell for me. When I'm not playing a game, I'm not too keen on consuming meta-entertainment about entertainment mediums. Especially games. When it comes to VR stuff, I like Neuromancer's simstims or Cyberpunk 2020's braindances. But the Summer Wars, SAO, Psycho Pass "Nobody Knows Your Face / Nobody Knows Your Mask" style of "second life" VR just don't really grip me. I prefer more the escapism to another real life, or perhaps just a abstract cyber representation of data-streams. Perhaps it's because given a real opportunity I wouldn't want to hang out in those sorts of online worlds. Even though I spend a lot of time staring at flat static web pages... I don't need those to be more real. Maybe it's also because I'm a CS major...

 

Maybe I'll have to read the book and see if the story is compelling enough, but the setting isn't winning any points, and it's not high on my priorities. Still I like to keep an eye on the tides of societies interests.

 


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Valerian - Better than what I thought it would be but still not good. The male lead actor  is woefully miscast, the main villain is not  good, but the maina ctress did a better job than I figured. She had better chemistry with an extra, though, then she did with her co lead. Rhianna was misused in her role.   Very pretty landscapes and  the typically interesting aliens.  Of course, the film was simply DOA. 6/10



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And there's no Gary Oldman.


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The male lead actor is woefully miscast.

 

I really do not understand their choice here at all - Valérian is a little old and more of a classic sci-fi cowboy, who relies on his quick-draw and smooth talker skills to get him out of trouble. With Laureline being the actual competent one of the two.

 

While I have respect for DeHaan in some of his other roles, he's way too young and the role was written much more like a renegade Commander Shephard. Didn't fit the source material at all.



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Haven't seen Valerian, only trailers. But it seems to me or that DeHaan is talking in perpetual puberty voice? I don't know how old he is, but his voice seems creaky and forced as low as possible.



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Really enjoyed Okja.


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And for those Psych-Os... EW - Psych the Movie reunion first look


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Haven't seen Valerian, only trailers. But it seems to me or that DeHaan is talking in perpetual puberty voice? I don't know how old he is, but his voice seems creaky and forced as low as possible.


DeHann is 31. I liked the film, but I do think that Valerian's character doesn't seem to quite work. Not really sure its a casting problem a conceptual problem within the script itself.

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all comics make me cringe...

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Haven't seen Valerian, only trailers. But it seems to me or that DeHaan is talking in perpetual puberty voice? I don't know how old he is, but his voice seems creaky and forced as low as possible.

DeHann is 31. I liked the film, but I do think that Valerian's character doesn't seem to quite work. Not really sure its a casting problem a conceptual problem within the script itself.

Perhaps, he was originally written as something of a mysogonist, that warmed up to Laureline. Mostly used to illustrate the feminist writer's view on men. In time he became a pretty interesting character, but if they've only used The City of A Thousand Planets, as source materiel, I can see why he was so wooden.

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A double-bill at the theatres today with Dunkirk and Baby Driver. Both couldn't be more apart from one another in terms of the overall experience they offer, but they're both also superb cinematic pieces which I'll be shocked if they end out of my top 10 by the end of the year. Highly recommended, especially to be viewed in theatres.



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Baby Driver really cemented Edgar Wright as one of my favorite directors. Before I couldn't tell if it was just my love for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. But he's done 3 of my favorite movies. Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and now Baby Driver.
 

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Spiderclown, ohh noes. 



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Director, when asked if Pennywise true form in this is a spider, gave a firm NO. Hints are that he's going more Lovecraftian with it (for example, in this trailer the originally described "spiderwebs" seem to be people levitating in eerie light).

 

I think the new It trailers look fantastic, and the director's debut "Mama" was visually stunning despite producer Guillermo del Toro's meddling fingerprints. Normally I love Guillermo, but I feel like he imposed a bit too much fairy-tale horror feeling on that picture and didn't give the director enough space. His short film that was based on, also titled "Mama", is pretty terrifying. Not many short-films manage to create a horror image that I can't forget. It's a great story, I hope they can do it justice. Much more worried about the intended sequel about the children coming back as adults, in both the book and mini-series those were the weakest parts.


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Mispelled "eerie" as "eary". What the hell, typing skills?


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Yeah I think the adult section is worrying, it certainly wasn't bad(in the book) but it lacked the terror of encountering It as children. I've got faith in Muschietti to make It terrifying, but it seemed that in the book Henry Bowers was more of a threat to the adult Losers than any of It's forms aside from the closest thing their minds could comprehend It's true form being. At any rate this looks good and while I'd prefer an 8 episode mini-series this looks to be good.

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The adult sections of the It mini series was awesome with some damn fine actors too. I never got the whining about that.



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Eh, agree to disagree. I thought Pennywise turned into a bit of a wimp when they were adults. He taunted them a lot with creepy things but it always felt like posturing. Took a lot of the tension and fear away.



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Eh, agree to disagree. I thought Pennywise turned into a bit of a wimp when they were adults. He taunted them a lot with creepy things but it always felt like posturing. Took a lot of the tension and fear away.

 

I think that was largely intentional.



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That may be but it still makes for less exciting reading or viewing.




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