New Justice League trailer. (General Discussion)
Article regarding the opposite of whitewashing in movies... (General Discussion)
Death Proofhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2017/07/17/review-christopher-nolan-excellent-dunkirk-explores-heroism-innovative-fashion/482574001/This review on Dunkirk from USA Today is fine up until the end when the reviewer remarks: "The trio of timelines can be jarring as you figure out how they all fit, and the fact that there are?only a couple of women and no lead actors of color may rub some the wrong way"Obviously a lot of people are jumping down the guy's throat for trying to start a controversy that doesn't exist. I don't believe he's responded to the comments yet.
Blade Runner 2049 Trailer #2 (General Discussion)
No U.S. Blu-Ray release for "Brick" still. (General Discussion)
Feuer und EisStill waiting for The Abyss Blu-Ray as well. It feels like it's taken forever. I know Jim is a stickler when it comes to providing high quality visual fidelity, but I think it might have more to do with the peripheral nightmare he'll have to experience while compiling lost footage and "making of" documentaries. I distinctly remember cast and crew not getting along on that film (multiple near death experiences). Oddly enough, he appears to be more hands-on for this particular home video release than any of his other films.Brick's Blu-Ray omission is questionable as it is relative cult classic, and was incredibly cheap to make (less than 1M). You'd think the studio/director would want to expand its accessibility to Blu-Ray format.
Neill Blomkamps "Oats" (General Discussion)
MKSWhen has a lack of creative control and freedom ever been why one of his projects failed? I watched Zygote. It had all the symptoms, good and bad, of a Blomkamp joint. Bad dialogue, shallow characters, heavy handed themes with a sci-fi setting, excellent effects and cool character design.
Room 237 Documentary (General Discussion)
Janson JinnistanA related note: I watched a documentary called S is for Stanley which is about Kubrick's long time assistant and chauffeur Emilio D'Alessandro. ?(Not quite as fascinating as Stanley Kubrick's Boxes, but still has a lot of vintage material and is surprisingly moving.)One of Emilio's stories concerning The Shining is that he had to ask Kubrick to be relieved from his duty of driving Jack Nicholson to the set, due to Jack's habit of snorting cocaine off his knuckles and smoking reefer with the windows up which caused Emilio to feel "as if my brain was exploding". ?Kubrick made other accommodations as a result.
Favorite behind the scenes documentaries? (General Discussion)
So, what are the hot SJW topics... I honestly have no clue (General Discussion)
Sorcerer Supreme NamelessNice post, Janson, that's a good, not at all insane, breakdown. I wish to point out in my rampant discrimination of Horrible Horrible Whites that I do it with a heavy dose of self depreciation given that I fall under a great deal of the on surface categorizations the internet provides it's tokens. What you reveal in your post is what I've been trying to put a finger on, that being that these issues are more interlinked than being separate in their qualities - I'll go into my own web in wake of how it resonates with both higher and lower ends of the class tiers present in AmericaIn America, on the surface, I am white middle-upper class growing up. I mean, disregarding growing up in a 2000 population town which is a first nation's reserve seemingly in perpetual conflict with white fishermen. There was a lot of racism and actual physical fighting in all of that. I have, in a way, been the target of discrimination growing up from first nations kids... not much of a bother as it's all just kid stuff, and I have a wonderful presence of first nations in my life which I feel blessed for. Nonetheless, I was well off to a pointGraduation and coming onto my disability, well, I still have advantages of middle-upper class privilege, but it gets wonky. This is where societal immaturity reveals it's ugly head and I start to think, "Hey! I'm slotting into the zeitgeist on display here...", as we are a generation who has been empowered via the osmosis of shared experience on the internet (a privilege growing up). This resonance is... powerful. I believe in what should simply be called "understanding", where I can reach out across the map and speak the same language, that of understanding. I feel like this equation is all it takes to level with someone, and I try to lower myself for the most part. I mean, Peter Gabriel is privileged as fuck but it's hard to deny the good he has brought this world, especially in regards to opening the west up to World Music. Humbleness is importantIt's tough sometimes because I feel like... especially with a great deal of false pretense present in whatever the fuck "right" discourse... that people end up revealing too much of a high ground. My "middle-upper class white" becomes significantly diminished in wake of another's "middle-upper class white" given the nature of my disability. It also takes me out of a lot of gender discussion. Really, it puts me in "disabled person" discussion. It's very broad. I feel lacking in specifics there, nameless if you will. I'm trying my best to figure it outI feel like we desperately need to just respect one another as people. By arguing aspects of "people" it diminishes subjectivity. Subjectivity should flourish. We should all worship our own gods. Celebrate our own holidays. Define our own genders, beliefs, ideas, thoughts, arts... this is what allows the human consciousness not to mature, but to expand. In it's expansion we feel young, lost, and full of life. We should be asking each other questions, not providing answers. But I'm so good at monologues!I like this post. Especially the last paragraph.
Janson JinnistanMichael GustafsonPeople calling for white genocide.But, seriously, do you think that this represents more than a small minority among these social justice activists? ?I find it hard to accept that ideas like this are taken seriously outside the slimmest of circles.
Michael GustafsonPeople calling for white genocide.
Predict the T-meter/expectations Valerian & the City of a 1000 Planets (General Discussion)
Sorcerer Supreme NamelessLike, this could quite honestly cross a billion on the worldwide numbers given some of the talk. People are throwing around Avatar and shit, but in a good way (?), the... Avatar made a shitload of money wayDon't underestimate the property. Valerian is a classic on the level of Jodorowsky and Moebius's The Incal
Can Adam Sandler make a comeback? (General Discussion)
Black PhilipYes! He's starring in the new Noah Baumbach film. It got excellent reviews from Cannes 2017. "Stories of Meyerowitz"
Since Spider-Man Homecoming is a GREAT film... (General Discussion)
Your Top 10 Hotties right now? (General Discussion)