Random Film Thoughts/Questions

Discussion in 'Films' started by Minuto, Sep 3, 2011.

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    Ah a time in which people actually cared about Zac Efron.
     
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    I would only imagine it would have raised suspicions for Hill Valley residents to see an extra set of wheels beneath the wagon.
     
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    Most likely, lol.
     
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    Tonight, I saw the Apartment musical, Promises, Promises, via a bootleg of the 2010 revival. The songs (which I already heard on the soundtracks for both this production, and the OBC) sound hit and miss, but I still found it interesting to see the story re-interpreted for the stage. This production didn't seem to try too hard to exploit viewers' love for The Apartment, which feels like a double-edged sword - some of the movie's most memorable scenes didn't make it to stage, but at least the movie and the play have their own identities.
     
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    THE SACRED BOOKS OF THE JEDI TEMPLE
     
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    Wow apparently holding creeps accountable for their actions = the end of sexy movies.

    Well I certainly hope it ends the type of movie that assumes stalking and abuse is romantic.
     
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    Y'know, especially in light of the allegations of James Franco, I put some more thought about The Disaster Artist, and now it's become one of the worst movies of last year for me.

    Just to clarify, it's not entirely about Franco, it's just the type of movie it is that I found myself hating. A movie that feels so artificial, so much belivability is stretched out, it's hard to take it seriously as a biopic or even based upon a true story. Not a whole lot from it makes me believe what goes on in the screen is representative of what really happened, the actors don't truly disappear into their roles they just feel like they are playing dress up and snarking in a way that doesn't feel like their characters commenting. At the very least with something like Ed Wood the actors pretty much carried the film, embracing the roles they played, here it doesn't feel at all like they tried that much.

    James Franco does try but I only ever see James Franco being Tommy Wiseau and not him really vanishing as much as the awards shows would like me to believe. Dave Franco is even worse with Greg Sestero he doesn't really even try beyond growing his hair a certain way and having a beard.

    Maybe it's because I know it's not entirely like what was represented in the book, but even not knowing the film just has such an atmosphere where it feels like playing up so many tropes of the biopic and throwing in some crap that it doesn't even do it unironically for me to enjoy. And maybe it's also the fact it glorifies Tommy Wiseau, an awful filmmaker and by some accounts an awful human being, so I guess it's fitting for Franco to direct it, he's been revealed to be pretty awful right now.

    I can see why some have liked it, some parts reenacting the scenes from The Room were funny, but there are aspects of it that just feel much worse looking back on it.
     
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    I don't see any reason that this random character will be in it. I checked his wiki and ran through all the instances of "go" on it, and Teen Titans Go! wasn't involved.

    I've never watched the show, but I'd be delighted to see this on the big screen. I haven't watched the trailer, but that's practically a spoiler for me. I remember knowing nothing about The Matrix from the teasers, and it became one of my favorite movies. With Memento, it was a definite trailer, but nothing could prepare you for the experience that was the movie. Hopefully this lives up to that.
     
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    Guess the dude who wrote the article must have really loved Say Anything.
     
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    Its got that millennial scatterbrained humor. I would not be surprised if there are millions of obscure cameos.
     
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    You should see Teen Titans Judas Contract.
     
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    From what I've heard about the comics version, it's probably for the best that Teen Titans season 2 sanitized it the way they did. Haven't seen the movie so I don't know if the icky elements made the jump
     
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    My personal opinion was that it was kinda heavy and dark for consideration. Mainly in concept and not in execution, so I'm not sure if I'd personally describe it as icky.
     
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    Wow... just what caused Sony to get cold feet over this film? Or is it out of some sort of spite?
     
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    I just saw a trailer for it on Youtube what the heck is going on.
     
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    Not screened for critics, number of screenings being reduced, I don't think I've seen any T.V. spots, and apparently didn't even get an MPAA rating until recently. Even if the movie is awful, and reviews that have been coming out certainly haven't been stellar, this doesn't excuse the crap Sony pulled.
     
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    It's really bizarre. This was a fairly inexpensive movie and there are definitely people out there who would be interested in seeing a movie where Taraji P. Henson beats up bad guys. It's an easy investment. I have gotten a fair number of pre-roll ads on YouTube advertising Proud Mary, so I wouldn't say Sony isn't spending money on marketing. But the decision to not have Thursday night showings is odd.

    And nobody should pull the ridiculous "movies starring black women only appeal to a niche audience" card, because the recent box-office success of Girls Trip and Hidden Figures show that's a BS excuse.
     
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    Is there a heroic white character inserted into it?

    Because they'd likely market it then.

    Yeah I'm still sour on that aspect of Hidden Figures, what of it.
     
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    This assassin phase is interesting.
     
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    All I can think of as the reasons, Paddington not being an inherently American character, the competition from Jumanji, and/or having the shadow of Weinstein's original distribution deal hanging over it.
     
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    That’s a shame as it’s a really adorable movie that never talks down to it’s target audience nor does it ever feel cynical or mean spirited.
     

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