Netflix's Death Note thread (General Discussion)
Sorcerer Supreme NamelessI read a strong Kinja take where it operates well as an Adam Wingard movie and that it would appeal to me, a west coast guy who was annoyed by all the weebs in highschool reading Death Note. I understand this movie's existence from the angle where it's not at all a remake but an interpretation of Death Note's impact on western audiences. Anime is extremely young in Western culture, like, 1995 was the big emergence and Death Note was 2004. Death Note was when anime became "cool", like, kids were walking around with mangas and whatnot like it ain't no thang. Fucking normies, I was buying Chobits when I was 12! Aesthetically, this looks like a movie about "alternative" kids in my high school getting the Death Note
So Todd Phillips is being given the keys to a Joker orgin story (General Discussion)
ERotICThe prequels > Rogue One
The Tomatometer according to Screen Junkies (General Discussion)
Reviews trickling in for the Defenders (General Discussion)
Guess the Tomatometer on It (General Discussion)
Holy Crap Does Dunkirk SUCK (General Discussion)
jasper de largePssst! Some of you guys are too far detached from reality to be effective trolls anymore... Gravity as a documentary is more plausible than you guys being sincere... The movie is a nigh-unanimous hit with critics, rating high with audiences, user reviews are very good across RT, Metacritic and IMDb. It's performing well at the box office...What are you on about again? Character development? LOLSome things transcend "Meet Todd. He's an uptight pencil pusher. Now he's a carrot. He's about to find out..."So many of the greatest movies ever made are utterly devoid of character development. They scarcely have characters at all. Just bodies moving about. It is not who they are underneath but what they do that defines them.That's why we call it the movies, not the sities or the thinkies. Some movies can actually tell incredible stories without a lot of dialogue and introspection and soul searching. This is one such movie about an incredible event on a colossal scale told mostly from POV on three intersecting timelines. I don't think it's a perfect movie, nor the one I would make about the Dunkirk evacuation. But it is remarkable and unconventional, and given it's design and intentions, it pretty much nails its target. It moves fast, provides three cohesive threads with minimal exposition, which all dovetail rather brilliantly. It is stunning and loud, but also subdued and restrained where the vast majority of movies would typically overdose on dramatic contrivances. A disservice to the men who were there? You wot m8?First off, it wasn't just men who sacrificed their lives at Dunkirk, but women also, which the movie shows. Enlisted women and civilian. One member of my family across country said the audience applauded at the end. My grandma lived through the German blitzkrieg. I had known the Luftwaffe dropped bombs on her neighborhood.She almost never goes to the movies anymore. She's only gone out to see two movies in the last two decades. Well we convinced her to go with us and I think while the movie almost deafened her, she still cheered near the end when Ferrier knocks that bomber off course which was about to annihilate the sinking British vessel. It probably takes some sand for someone at her age to relive this kind of terror. She had a lot to share after the movie about her experience as a young girl in England while Germany was bombing them. I never knew about her father's bloodied face after he was dealing with a dude bomb which was burning with heat and needing to be hauled and buried. A bomb actually landed inside her house, which if it was not a dud could very well mean I'd not be here to carry on this story.Anyhow, everyone is entitled to their opinions. I'm sure not every veteran or survivor of the Dunkirk evacuation thinks the movie is great either. It just seems pretty clear that the overall reception has been very good. Who applauds at movies anyway, unless they are at a screening with people a part of the production? This is very rare. I'd call that a triumph.
The Dark Knight stole some stuff from Akira (watch fullscreen and 1080P) Thoughts? (General Discussion)
Ghost in the Shell 2017 score release teased by Lorne Balfe! (General Discussion)
Popcorn ReviewsMichael GustafsonI feel many people are hating on the film because they have a general distaste for Christopher Nolan and feel he's lost his touch.I'm not one of those people. I wanted to like this film. However, I disliked it not because of a vendetta towards Nolan or something like that, but because I actually didn't think it was a good film. If someone else had directed it, I still would've disliked it.
Michael GustafsonI feel many people are hating on the film because they have a general distaste for Christopher Nolan and feel he's lost his touch.
Dunkirk (2017): Official reaction Thread (General Discussion)
SpikeSpiegalFantastic film. Looks like Nolan has finally outgrown Exposition and lets the camera tell the story.Oh yeah....I could have watched Tom Hardy in his Spitfire for an entire movie.
New Justice League trailer. (General Discussion)
BaadroneMichael GustafsonI liked the trailer and hope the movie is well received. I love Zack and I feel so sorry for what he must be dealing with. Amazing how many people will use a tragedy to kick someone while they're down. Whedon has stepped in, but this is still Zack's vision and I hope audiences like it. Trailer was much better than the last and has me hyped to see these characters interact and grow. The casting is excellent.The DGA is giving Whedon a co-director credit on the film. So that means the reshoots are more extensive than we`ve been led to believe. It's now a Whedon/Snyder film. Whedon has been rewriting scenes for several months now so who knows how much of this is Snyder at this point. I think it's pretty obvious all the Flash humour in the trailer seems to fit Whedon's style more than it does for Snyder.
Michael GustafsonI liked the trailer and hope the movie is well received. I love Zack and I feel so sorry for what he must be dealing with. Amazing how many people will use a tragedy to kick someone while they're down. Whedon has stepped in, but this is still Zack's vision and I hope audiences like it. Trailer was much better than the last and has me hyped to see these characters interact and grow. The casting is excellent.