Rate the Last Movie You Watched: Split 3 (General Discussion)
The (new) Stephen King Ka-Tet thread. (General Discussion)
StuDaMUNeedless to say, but the movie sucked dirt.You mean the new IT movie? Aw, I liked it...
DaMUNeedless to say, but the movie sucked dirt.
HORRORCRAM XIV: DaMU you all to Hell (General Discussion)
Oh yeah, well, I like most of you! (General Discussion)
Baker's Dozen Game - Split Thread Part 7 (General Discussion)
Popcorn Reviews13 movies where someone wakes up from a nightmare only to find out they're still dreaming1. An American Werewolf In London2. Shrek 33. Star Trek: First Contact4. Inception5. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Data Analysis Exonerates Rotten Tomatoes for Hollywood's Failures (General Discussion)
Anyone checking out Close Encounters of the Third Kind this weekend? (General Discussion)
Steve BrandonWhich cut of the film is it? Is it one of the three cuts represented on the Blu-Ray or is there a fourth cut now?It is one of my favourite films and I have never seen it on the big screen due to having been only 3 when it came out. I might catch it later in the week but that's not a guarantee simply because I don't have much money (and, while there is cheap Tuesday in Canada, it would mean I'd have to sacrifice going to one of the last few Kanata Cruise Night classic car shows of the year on a near-guaranteed sunny day, which is best for photography).
$117.1M opening for IT (General Discussion)
Matt NorcrossSorcerer Supreme NamelessThat's a massive fucking opening. WowThe WB factor, of course, makes me pissyThe success of IT definitely should make Warner Bros. happy. They've had a pretty hard time recently, seeing how movies such as Jupiter Ascending and Pan flopped.Stephen King should also be happy about this, seeing how Sony screwed up The Dark Tower so badly according to RT.
Sorcerer Supreme NamelessThat's a massive fucking opening. WowThe WB factor, of course, makes me pissy
Gene Siskel: Enemy of Fun (General Discussion)
Robin McDonaldThese guys had a weird relationship to film violence. Ebert had Knight in Shining armor syndrome for women who had to do nude scenes. Siskel had a fetish againstbad fathers in films because I think he believed he was a good father and because he was dying.
Does anyone feel like talking about how stupid the 9/11 conspiracy theories are? (General Discussion)
Janson JinnistanOK, truther talk: ?Which posters here didn't get LilyVon's nude PMs?I wasn't around at the time, but I've heard that her nudes were in the country before 9/11, were not bothering to learn how to land, and were receiving handsome support from Arab sheiks. ?Many of these nudes were, apparently, willfully ignored by RT authorities, but I stop short of implying complicity. ?Although I don't believe these PMs to be an "inside job", I do, however, have strong suspicions that they were used as pretext to rollout an unnecessary invasion of VNN (or, as LilyVon put it, "the Fatherland").
"IT" or "Killer Klown from Extradimensional Space" (General Discussion)
Characters you feel nothing for (General Discussion)
Should Trump fans be worried? (General Discussion)
Oxnard MontalvoI just wanted a president who thinks we should do something about global warming.
crumbsroomTakoma1Also, I'm continuing to make my way through It. I'm about 350/1100 pages in. My main takeaway is that this book is like having a conversation with a child with very classic ADHD issues--distracted by every shiny little tangent that could possibly be explored. It's like--you're telling me about this kid, please don't take five pages to tell me the history of the snowglobe on the bookshelf.I'd could be fine with all of King's inconsequential tangents if he was a good enough writer to pull them off. But he's not. I can actually read someone like Dickens talk about the contents of a cutlery drawer for a full page, since even if this isn't adding to the thrust of the story, he is so great with language and wit I'm fine just listening to him riff. The reality is you have to be really really good to get away with that nonsense. King, for whatever his positives are (and he definitely has some, mostly in his earlier years) is just a complete drag whenever falls off of the plot though. He is a predominant mix of boring and juvenile in these moments, and it becomes hard to see what he is actually good at when you get stuck in his unedited murk.At 12 years old It was my favourite book of all time. It may have even been my favourite thing of all time, more than any piece of music or film or probably even better than most of my friends. But trying to re read it ten years ago or so was a big mistake. It just made me think that my taste sucked when I was a kid, and there was so much of his meandering bullshit all through it that I was sad when I had to completely bail on this nostalgia trip before even coming close to finishing. Thankfully, this made me decide to keep far away from a rereading of the Stand for the rest of my life. I at least need to keep pretending he made one masterpiece.
Takoma1Also, I'm continuing to make my way through It. I'm about 350/1100 pages in. My main takeaway is that this book is like having a conversation with a child with very classic ADHD issues--distracted by every shiny little tangent that could possibly be explored. It's like--you're telling me about this kid, please don't take five pages to tell me the history of the snowglobe on the bookshelf.
Gavin o Connor, director of The Accountant, is W/D-ing Suicide Skwad 2 (General Discussion)
James MacKinnonSorcerer Supreme NamelessFuck, its not going away. Ugh, I guess The Accountant is a more capable movie than Suidienebfjsdnfuck but seriously. I guess that Gavin is all around way better than David Ayer... No he directed The Accountant. Have you watched that movie yet, Janson!?I actually like most of Ayer's work.... But god damn Suicide Squad was bad. Can't believe WB is doubling down with a sequel, or a Joker Origin movie.... or a lot of the things they're doing.?
Sorcerer Supreme NamelessFuck, its not going away. Ugh, I guess The Accountant is a more capable movie than Suidienebfjsdnfuck but seriously. I guess that Gavin is all around way better than David Ayer... No he directed The Accountant. Have you watched that movie yet, Janson!?