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It might make more sense if you read the link about the Golden Globes reclassifying UNCUT GEMS after the producers submitted it for consideration for "Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy". 

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association created new rules to allow them to move dramas out of the category after THE MARTIAN won "Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy".

 

...this is what I get for trying to be topical. 😛

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26 minutes ago, Hurlshot said:

This thread title is confusing.

can't think of any comedy drama action films?  lethal weapon 2 kinda stuff? fifth element?

as for black widow, am calling fake news. after all, last we heard the trump administration were insisting natasha romanova is actual a ukrainian agent.

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THE GENERAL MOVIE STUFF THREAD

I like stuff. Hence I like this thread. :shifty:

...tried to watch that Robin Hood movie with Jamie Foxx and that other guy (edgerton?) in it. The obviously machine tailored with some modern sensibility clothing was really out of place (first thing I noticed in a trailer too) but beyond that it's just a terrible movie. I turned it off after 45 minutes.


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So what about The Irishman people? Or has no one had a spare 9 1/2 hours to watch it yet? 

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15 minutes ago, Hurlshot said:

So what about The Irishman people? Or has no one had a spare 9 1/2 hours to watch it yet? 

I thought I saw someone in the previous thread mention it.

Myself, I've never really been into "mobster/crime family" type films. Never watched Godfather's, Scarface, or all of Goodfellas (bored, turned it off) etc, only seen the well known clips. Closest I can recall watching all of is A Bronx Tale. Hubby's seen some of them so I mentioned Irishmen to him, but it's not his favorite genre so he's in no hurry.


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"The Report"  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8236336/

I have a hard time with this one. On the one hand, Adam Driver has a pretty great, if largely low-key, performance as the lead, along with a few brief other moments of actor pizazz. On the other hand, it's a movie that consists almost entirely of talking. People in board rooms, offices, meeting round tables, talking. People in a research room that's like a concrete bunker, talking. A lot of exposition dumps. Flashback exposition/scenes, often of more talking. Politics and reports. Potentially nothing wrong with that but ...

I felt like I should've been bored, but I wasn't. But neither was I seriously engaged. So maybe ... a C+? B-?

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18 hours ago, Hurlshot said:

So what about The Irishman people? Or has no one had a spare 9 1/2 hours to watch it yet? 

I didn't finish it.

I'm not that big a fan of Scorcese's work anyway, but this lacked something more. I think it's that Scorcese's made films like this before but they either about good people getting tragically embroiled and falling from grace such as The Godfather or if they're about fundamentally irredeemable people like Goodfellas or The Wolf of Wallstreet they make up for it with infectious kinetic energy. This, however, was the slow pace of Godfather without any appealing characters. I just found myself not caring about any of these people . 

Also, the de-aging effects are really awkward because especially DeNiro still carries himself like an old man in these sequences. The effect is hilariously uncanny valley. 

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On 12/3/2019 at 5:40 PM, Amentep said:

It might make more sense if you read the link about the Golden Globes reclassifying UNCUT GEMS after the producers submitted it for consideration for "Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy". 

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association created new rules to allow them to move dramas out of the category after THE MARTIAN won "Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy".

 

...this is what I get for trying to be topical. 😛

They really did that? Jeez... Did they also classify Foxcatcher as a musical or comedy because it starred Steve Carrell?

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Looks like the producers of FOXCATCHER submitted it as a Drama for the Globes - its the producers who submit under the category; the change allows the Hollywood Foreign Press to move dramas out of the category.

Also...

 

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Everyone was raving about how great Marriage Story was, so I gave it a watch with my wife. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johanson both deliver good performances, and the film is good. Both the strength and the weakness of the film is that it stays very grounded.

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Wonder Woman 2  > Charlie's Trashcans


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Watches "Free Guy" trailer.

...well, at least it should be better than Pixels.


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I had to Google that, but yeah, I see it. WW riding the lightning with her lasso made the hair on the back of my neck stand up too, but I liked the first movie so Im easy to please here.

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14 hours ago, algroth said:

I get Saint Seiya vibes from it.

Old classic series or that new one? (Only important if you care whether you're my bestest brosephski for lyfe or just a decent dude of culture)

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1 hour ago, bugarup said:

Old classic series or that new one? (Only important if you care whether you're my bestest brosephski for lyfe or just a decent dude of culture)

I was thinking old classic series, more specifically the gold cloths from the Battle of the Twelve Temples saga.


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On 12/10/2019 at 10:18 AM, LadyCrimson said:

Watches "Free Guy" trailer.

...well, at least it should be better than Pixels.

Clearly a live-action Wreck it Ralph.

My kids loved Pixels. They would watch it over and over again. Eventually I warmed up to it. :p

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