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Looks like it is the same group that handled the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. I guess that fits, at least the Pig Cops will look good. It really would work best as an absurd comedy.



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One of the weirdest bits of news regarding the Oscars announcement is that Kobe Bryant is now an Oscar-nominated filmmaker, thanks to his short film Dear Basketball.



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I don't think I'll ever watch another dinosaur/Jurassic movie. I mean I wasn't even all that enraptured of the first one, but that original t-rex water glass moment will always be the pinnacle for me, seen in a big theater with floor and seat shaking bass. But it's gotten to the point these days where I'm pretty sick of any animated/CGI dinosaurs/dragons/enemies in film/games. They all have exactly the same hind quarters/butt/tail and movesets as the t-rex or raptors in Jurassic and it's visually dull now. At least in a game you get to sword-stomp them.

 

Yes, I know, how else would you draw them, but you know what I mean. ;p



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No spoilers, it's just the open credit music/art sequence. The more I think about this movie, the better I like it. Not as some classic, but ... I'm still chuckling over certain bits this morning. Plus theme/credits is a lot of fun. Oh and if you haven't seen it, don't watch the trailer. It shows half the movie in there.

 


Edited by LadyCrimson, 23 January 2018 - 02:06 PM.


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The Danish Girl 8/10

Wonderful movie. Alicia Vikander was the star in it for me, she made me really feel for her all the way through and brought me to tears at the end.

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Tom Hanks to Play Mr. Rogers In Biopic ‘You Are My Friend’

 

This has the potential of being one of the best roles cast of all time.


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Here's the article that the screenplay is based off.

 

http://www.esquire.c...y-hero-esq1198/

 

 

The man is a saint.



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You know, I liked Get Out but as a decent run-of-the-mill horror film. It was good at what it did, but it didn't do anything new or interesting. So why the oscar noms? That smells political to me.

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Saw "Gantz:0" via Netflix. It's an anime film based on a long manga. I can't say I actually liked it, it was too truncated (considering its vast source material) but for some reason I kept on watching. The violent visuals were quite astounding at times, a few of the chrs. were intriguing despite there being almost no characterization and it had a setup concept that kept me wondering where it would end up. But the actual ending had me scrambling on the 'net to figure out what the heck it was. Even then, I don't think I could explain it clearly myself.


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You know, I liked Get Out but as a decent run-of-the-mill horror film. It was good at what it did, but it didn't do anything new or interesting. So why the oscar noms? That smells political to me.


I haven't seen it, but it rather timely given current racial tensions in the US. Thay may be political, but credit is deserved for reading the pulse and reacting to it promptly.

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You know, I liked Get Out but as a decent run-of-the-mill horror film. It was good at what it did, but it didn't do anything new or interesting. So why the oscar noms? That smells political to me.

It's a send-a-message nod. I think its odds of actually winning Best Picture are almost zero.

I also liked Get Out, it was rather amusing and more intelligent than most films of its genre, but getting an Oscar nom. or calling it one of the years Top 10 best or whatever is over-rating it way too much. 



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Howl's Moving Castle. I really thought I wasn't gonna like it for the first five, ten minutes. Cheesy as all heck, a kind of confusing and maybe not as well-defined plot as the other Ghibli movies I've seen so far, and the animation style wasn't really all to my tastes...but it was actually still pretty great even accounting for those problems. I'd put it right up there with Nausicaa or maybe even a little above. It did feel a little more...American-ized than the other Ghibli movies I've seen, but I can't quite put my finger on why. That's not necessarily a negative, but it's not necessarily a positive, either.



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I wonder if what you see as 'americanized' is the result of the movie being an adaption of a UK children's novel?

I haven't seen Howl yet, but expect it to feel different being an adaption from an English language story.
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You know, I liked Get Out but as a decent run-of-the-mill horror film. It was good at what it did, but it didn't do anything new or interesting. So why the oscar noms? That smells political to me.

I haven't seen it, but it rather timely given current racial tensions in the US. Thay may be political, but credit is deserved for reading the pulse and reacting to it promptly.
Token sympathy noms for such a mediocre film because you're terrified of another "no black directors" backlash like they had before is not really feeling the pulse. It's more like putting a children's smilwy face bandaid on the scar where you cut the wrist before, then telling everyone it's fine with a fake smile on a pale face as they watch you bleed out from a dozen open gashes next to it.

That analogy got away from me somewhere.

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I wonder if what you see as 'americanized' is the result of the movie being an adaption of a UK children's novel?

I haven't seen Howl yet, but expect it to feel different being an adaption from an English language story.

 

I didn't know that about it - that might be it. The dialogue pacing feels very different from the other Ghibli movies I've seen (which I actually kind of like), but on the other hand, it feels like some connecting scenes were missing, leading to characters acting a little...odd at times. Furthermore, the final quarter of the movie was pretty Disney-esque, which I was actually surprised (and a little disappointed) by, as none of the other Ghibli movies I've seen had been. Great first half, but not quite as great second half, I guess.


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The casting is good but the movie looks like dung. It will probably flop.

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Yeah, that's a viral australian tourism ad.



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The casting is good but the movie looks like dung. It will probably flop.


Thought the same about Jumanji remarked/sequel/reboot and its swimming in money. I just don’t know anymore.

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Danny McBride can turn a turd into comedy gold better than anyone. I mean, it will still be a turd, but it will be funny.



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True lol

Danny Mcbride, Hugh Jackman, Margot Robbie, Ruby Rose, Liam Hemworth, Chris Hemsworth and more..

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