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The only thing I know about it is that it is probably Kermode's most referenced film outside of The Exorcist. I need to watch the Blu-Ray treatment ASAP.
Nov 13, 2017 8:46 PM
My condolences, sir. I can't claim to have experienced such a loss yet, but I empathize all the same.
Nov 12, 2017 4:54 PM
Evan SolomonI have never seen a movie so overtly damning of what is, for better or worse, ?it's legacy. Ragnorok eviscerates Dark World.

As it should have. This is the direction I wanted the series to go in since its inception. A fantasy film that nonchalantly celebrates high adventure without any pretense for taking its source material too serious. That works for certain characters, but it has no place for something like Thor. It evokes the affable camp of De Laurentiis's 80s fantasy films (Flash Gordon, for example) with all the high tech gadgetry of today. It's clearly more self aware of itself than those films, though. Plus, it's hard to hate on a film that uses Zeppelin as a backdrop to Hulk battling a giant dog while Thor and Valkyrie eviscerate baddies on top of a rainbow bridge.
Nov 4, 2017 9:33 PM
Not enough appreciation for Tessa Thompson in this thread. Arguably has one of the best intros in the MCU.
Nov 3, 2017 9:48 PM
Wooley
Feuer und EisAlso, can we talk about how awesome Tessa Thompson is as Valkyrie? She was amazing in Creed, and her vocal talents cannot be denied. The is the star making turn for her, though. She steals the show. That's a pretty damn hard task to pull off when you have the Hulk and Jeff Goldblum sharing the screen together.

But wait, yes, didn't mean to hijack your thought, she is awesome in this. Hard to hold ones' own on the screen with these people and in this setting, and she didn't just hold, she added a LOT.

Well, I mean she is a MAJOR upgrade to the pouting Natalie Portman clone.
Nov 3, 2017 8:16 PM
Wooley
Feuer und EisAlso, can we talk about how awesome Tessa Thompson is as Valkyrie? She was amazing in Creed, and her vocal talents cannot be denied. The is the star making turn for her, though. She steals the show. That's a pretty damn hard task to pull off when you have the Hulk and Jeff Goldblum sharing the screen together.

?and cannot BELIEVE the attitude Marvel gave Waititi, to awesome effect. They gotta bring him back for more.

I've been following him since Eagle vs. Shark. His utter lack of cynicism is very fitting for the Marvel property.
Nov 3, 2017 8:12 PM
Also, can we talk about how awesome Tessa Thompson is as Valkyrie? She was amazing in Creed, and her vocal talents cannot be denied. The is the star making turn for her, though. She steals the show. That's a pretty damn hard task to pull off when you have the Hulk and Jeff Goldblum sharing the screen together.
Nov 3, 2017 7:20 PM
It took 3 films for them to get it right. Thor is finally surrounded by characters who match his charisma instead of bland cardboard cutouts. My only criticism is that Hela's subplot slightly interrupts the perfect chemistry between Thor, Hulk, and Valkyrie. Everything that takes place on Sakaar is nigh perfect comic book cinema. I found the sci-fi elements far more fascinating than the fantasy infused realm of Asgard. I think that's what this series always needed. More variety in the colorful character department.
Nov 3, 2017 11:31 AM
Rovi - Gardens
Nino Nardini - Morning Dew (someone should be suing Nintendo for this)

Another shout out to Ricardo Marana for these gems. Best music channel out there.
Nov 2, 2017 8:13 PM
I'm still a little torn about this. It's not like Spacey has a long line of allegations placed against him. This is a singular voice used in a public forum. The connection to Singer might allude to something more insidious, but that is mere conjecture.Spacey's apology is clearly a rough edit of a bad public speech.
Oct 31, 2017 8:05 PM
PriapismJoeAnd if I found out a 26 year old pinned her to a bed and tried to have sex with her so that she had to squirm away from him, he'd be getting a very unpleasant visit .
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UNCLE FUCKIN' BULLY!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hUbHPK4bgk


For further context, he's reading the diary of his recently deceased daughter who killed herself after being sexually assaulted by Mr. Bully.
Oct 31, 2017 12:00 AM
Well, there goes House of Cards.
Oct 30, 2017 10:33 PM
Death Proofhttp://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/north-1994

"I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it."


A comic's reading of this at Rob Reiner's roast was the highlight of the night. Another favorite of mine was his Cannes review of The Brown Bunny: "I had a colonoscopy once, and they let me watch it on TV. It was more entertaining than 'The Brown Bunny."
Oct 30, 2017 5:33 PM
Should we consider Singer a flight risk right now? Too preemptive?

I can separate the work from the man, and appreciate their efforts. However, this is a serious allegation, and Spacey's close proximity to Singer is going to open up that can of worms again.
Oct 30, 2017 5:26 PM
I now know why James Franco was a perfect fit for The Disaster Artist adaptation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MTyUwj7C6E

He could only make it to "The Gucci Book of the Dead" before breaking down.
Oct 26, 2017 9:09 PM
BadLieutenant
Sorcerer Supreme Nameless
Feuer und EisOG: "You see what happens, Larry? This is what happens when you fu** a stranger in the ass."

Edited: "You see what happens, Larry? This is what happens when you feed a stoner scrambled eggs."

I thought it was, "You see what happens, Larry? This is what happens when find a stranger in the Alps!"

It's both, actually.

I think the funniest part of that clip is that it really is John Goodman saying those lines. It's not one of those clumsy sound-alike audio dumps-ins done by the TV network. Directors will sometimes have the actors give their own substitute line readings in ADR just so they can make sure the TV edit doesn't sound too ridiculous (The Usual Suspects and Pulp Fiction did it this way, from what I remember), but it seems like the Coens went the opposite route, providing the most ridiculous TV edit substitutions they could think up.

I'm pretty sure there's an interview roaming about on the internet where Goodman comments on the TV edit. Coens basically told him to that he had free reign to say whatever the hell he wanted. The end result is arguably better than some of the lines in the theatrical cut.
Oct 25, 2017 1:14 AM
OG: "You see what happens, Larry? This is what happens when you fu** a stranger in the ass."

Edited: "You see what happens, Larry? This is what happens when you feed a stoner scrambled eggs."
Oct 24, 2017 9:28 PM
Boz Scaggs - Lowdown

Cell Block 99 OST
Oct 21, 2017 11:32 PM
Watch Brawl in Cell Block 99 on repeat. I got nothing else. Nothing else will come remotely close in terms of cinema this year.
Oct 20, 2017 9:00 PM
If "The Letter That Won't Ever Be Sent" doesn't win best OG song of the year, something ain't right.
Oct 18, 2017 8:41 PM