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'Sure, nothing can beat the experience that is the Avengers.'

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Apr 24, 2017 7:56 AM
IllyriaHah hah. Well its running slow in that there are only like twenty posts a day now.

So far no problems but it wouldn't be the first time its gone crazy.

i agree.
Apr 18, 2017 12:32 AM
Hah hah. Well its running slow in that there are only like twenty posts a day now.

So far no problems but it wouldn't be the first time its gone crazy.
Apr 17, 2017 8:55 PM
[font=arial,sans-serif]Return of the Jedi question: I understand Boba Fett hanging out at the palace banging chicks, but when the fighting starts why does he help? He's a goddamn bounty hunter and should have been like 'f this, i'm out' and made a discrete egress.[/font]
Apr 17, 2017 5:39 PM
A character:

- Is part of the old-guard, once very much liked/beloved but times are changing and he knows he's out of his element and will be irrelevant/washed away/gone soon. Becomes arguably unlikable by the end

- Clings desperately to the old way, either is ignorant or willingly chooses not to embrace

- Laments the lost way of life, but is met with derision.

- By the ending is exiled/killed/suicide/disappears/etc

Is there a movie character who falls under these criteria?
Apr 17, 2017 5:36 PM
There hasn't been a good Star Wars movie since Empire Strikes Back.
Apr 15, 2017 6:14 PM
The YETI
Illyria
The YETI
88 Miles Per HourI like the idea that there is no longer a light/dark side - there is only The Force err something.

Well, that was Palpatine's position. He took a "wider" view of the force than the Jedi (exploring both). It would be odd if Luke were to simply embrace this point of view.

I prefer to think that Luke is seeking to balance the force by eliminating the asymmetries introduced by strong force users. That is, balance to the force means no more force bad-asses (good or bad) and no more institutions (good or bad) for the cultivation of powerful force users.

The Star Wars mythos is that of a dualism between good and evil. A lot of powerful Jedi = imbalance to the force and a Newtonian equal and opposite reaction of negative energy (the inevitable return of the Sith). Nolan's Batman films suggest a similar pattern with the emergence of the Batman creating a counterbalancing response of flamboyant villains. Power of either leads to imbalance, an inevitable vacuum filled by opposing energy, and chaos for universe as these forces clash. Anakin brought balance to the force both by killing off the Jedi, but also by betraying the Emperor.? ?

Chaos results from the pendulum swinging far and wide with more accomplished institutions of Jedi or Sith. Peace results extinguishing both and allowing the pendulum to come to a rest.

?

Damn. Guess I won't be seeing it then.

You're fucking welcome.

But seriously, why would random analysis make you want to see or not see a film? The play, that's the thing.



Disagree.
Apr 15, 2017 5:47 PM
The YETI
88 Miles Per HourI like the idea that there is no longer a light/dark side - there is only The Force err something.

Well, that was Palpatine's position. He took a "wider" view of the force than the Jedi (exploring both). It would be odd if Luke were to simply embrace this point of view.

I prefer to think that Luke is seeking to balance the force by eliminating the asymmetries introduced by strong force users. That is, balance to the force means no more force bad-asses (good or bad) and no more institutions (good or bad) for the cultivation of powerful force users.

The Star Wars mythos is that of a dualism between good and evil. A lot of powerful Jedi = imbalance to the force and a Newtonian equal and opposite reaction of negative energy (the inevitable return of the Sith). Nolan's Batman films suggest a similar pattern with the emergence of the Batman creating a counterbalancing response of flamboyant villains. Power of either leads to imbalance, an inevitable vacuum filled by opposing energy, and chaos for universe as these forces clash. Anakin brought balance to the force both by killing off the Jedi, but also by betraying the Emperor.? ?

Chaos results from the pendulum swinging far and wide with more accomplished institutions of Jedi or Sith. Peace results extinguishing both and allowing the pendulum to come to a rest.

?

Damn. Guess I won't be seeing it then.
Apr 14, 2017 11:38 PM
I appreciate the vast visual improvement over the prequels. Having directors with actual vision instead of flat, camera 1, camera 2, George Lucas style directing is so much nicer. That said, I hope Disney doesn't continue the paint-by-numbers style of storytelling. They've already recouped their investment, lets branch out into some good storytelling. I worry though that Red Letter Media was correct when they said "what do you do with Star Wars?" It's laser swords and ships against space nazis. There's not a lot to go on.
Apr 14, 2017 5:23 PM
The YETI
Illyria
MeatballSubThis was my most anticipated of the year, but YETI thoroughly convinced me to not waste my time. Astounding, thought-provoking commentary. Thanks be to thee.

Yeah his post really bummed me out. I don't think I'll be seeing this one now.

There's always reruns of Angel...


We'll always have Wolfram and Hart
Apr 11, 2017 7:17 PM
MeatballSubThis was my most anticipated of the year, but YETI thoroughly convinced me to not waste my time. Astounding, thought-provoking commentary. Thanks be to thee.

Yeah his post really bummed me out. I don't think I'll be seeing this one now.
Apr 11, 2017 6:36 PM
The movie has been in development hell for years, and frankly it's not a story that can be done in 2 hours. They'll butcher it with a couple of jump scares and make it some sort of slasher.
Mar 31, 2017 1:25 AM
Shatner hasn't been mentioned once in this thread. CHRIST.
Mar 30, 2017 9:10 PM
Trailer showed way too much. I'll pass on this as well. The painfully awkward way they forced Spiderman into the most recent Captain America movie was the Rubicon moment for me. Simply terrible. I'm done with Marvel. DC has been flinging its own poo around and I wrote them off long ago.

Except for Guardians of the Galaxy. I'll keep watching those for sure : - D

Also despite the franchise being rebooted AGAIN and being generic, likeable but harmless/weightless fluff it will gross a billion dollars. What a time to be alive.
Mar 30, 2017 8:19 PM
Not bad. Great ending. Really good, understated performance from Gyllenhaal.

A bit of an Alien knock-off, but lots of good scenes. Check it out!
Mar 27, 2017 5:43 PM
I cannot completely hate Ratner because I love Rush Hour so damn much. Like, one of my favorite comedies ever.

Also anyone who doesn't find Tucker hilarious in Fifth Element is insane. Tears of laughter every time for me.
Mar 27, 2017 6:46 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olGboZY1MWk

One of the most underrated scenes ever. Goosebumps! What are your favorite underrated LOTR scenes?
Mar 22, 2017 8:03 PM
All time greats:

- Alien
- Blade Runner
- Gladiator
- Kingdom of Heaven Director's Cut

Absolute garbage:

- 1492: Conquest of Paradise
- GI Jane
- Hannibal
- A Good Year
- Robin Hood
- Prometheus
- Exodus: Gods and Kings
etc

There are some good movies in there as well (e.g. Black Hawk Down or The Martian), but given how amazing some of his movies are the amount of clunkers is pretty shocking.
Mar 19, 2017 12:28 AM
The Terminal.

Until that point I liked/loved every Spielberg movie. Movie made me want to kill myself from boredom.
Mar 19, 2017 12:11 AM