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Old 06-23-2022, 06:24 PM   #5971
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Old 06-23-2022, 06:25 PM   #5972
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i just saw a fat guy jogging down the street it's literally 100 degrees outside

 
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Old 06-26-2022, 07:36 AM   #5973
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Old 06-26-2022, 11:09 AM   #5974
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seems to me, this guy needs a sound card upgrade

 
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Old 06-26-2022, 05:51 PM   #5975
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i kind of fixed it

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Old 06-27-2022, 10:21 AM   #5976
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Finally got around to watching The Many Saints of Newark. Being a huge Sopranos fan, I was apprehensive about this. It's very challenging to have a whole new cast play a whole universe of characters so fully inhabited and developed by the original cast. Almost every character on the Sopranos is very round and there are a lot of callbacks to the show here, some more obvious and some less. Sometimes it also ends up feeling a little bit forced but I guess that's to be expected from a feature like this.

More than anything else I see this as David Chase's farewell tour to all these characters that are obviously still in his flesh and blood. He's a special writer imo. The characters are mostly very consistent with who they were on the show. This feels like a particularly dense, double length Sopranos episode. Alan Taylor also directed some episodes for the show and I thought he did a decent job overall of keeping the show's tone but also being a slightly more cinematically romanticized and glam-y version of it, especially seeing as the film takes place in the 60s\70s.

In the original show I always got this sense like David Chase deeply loved James Gandolfini somehow. Their work together, the writing and acting and direction combined created one of the greatest antiheroes ever, imho. Simultaneously beautiful and ugly in equal measures, as weak as he is strong, you can't look away from him making every wrong choice. James Gandolfini’s presence and amazing acting made that entire show possible, because he was so in tune with the character, Chase could really go places in his writing, and trust that it will all fall into place around Gandolfini.

In that sense, his son’s presence in the film as young Tony justifies the existence this film in a similar way. He just has the same blue moon in his eyes. It’s pretty wild. It really does just seem like Tony Soprano as a young kid. The type of de-aging you cannot fake. An authentic cinematic pleasure that occurs very rarely. Seeing his face and eyes react to things, it’s like, it lines up perfectly with the Tony we’ve watched for 6 seasons. It’s simply there. He's not the finest actor, but it works just because it's him.

There’s some nice little touches, like how Tony’s mother Livia looked a lot like Carmela when she was young (actually Livia has always been one of the most well written characters on the show, and she's written just as well here). Corrado’s arc. Or how Tony does the same things as a teenager as AJ and gets told off in the same undeterring ways. Many parallels and I'm very sure this will reward multiple viewings.

You can't really call this a perfect A+ movie, it's not that, and some characters sometimes feel a little like a caricature of themselves. The acting can be hit and miss. But I still loved it. In a world full of endless bullshit, this film comes across to me as a true labor of love, a real passion project. A passing of the torch, and honoring that prolific friendship with a lot of respect and gratitude. I love David Chase more than any other modern day showrunner and I wish there were more people like him around.

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Old 06-29-2022, 05:23 PM   #5977
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Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - B-
Not a movie, but felt like one, The Bear - A

 
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Old 06-29-2022, 05:58 PM   #5978
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yeah, Bear was great! wonder if they're even thinking of a 2nd season or if it was meant to be one of those "beginning is really the ending" type of things

 
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Old 06-29-2022, 06:03 PM   #5979
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yeah, Bear was great! wonder if they're even thinking of a 2nd season or if it was meant to be one of those "beginning is really the ending" type of things
yeah i'm back and forth on whether a second season would be worth the risk of tainting the show. it was such a good end-to-end season of tv, as much as i immediately wished there was more of those characters to watch when i finished, i kinda think learning too much more about them and where they end up might ruin the vibe.

 
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Old 08-10-2022, 09:42 AM   #5980
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Prey (Comanche dub): A fucking plus. Never seen a Predator film in its entirety before (seen enough to recognize a couple homages here) but I think it'd be tough to beat this one. Amber Midthunder (r) and Coco (l) whip ass and would happily put an arrow through any anti-woke incel's cranium

 
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Old 08-10-2022, 12:07 PM   #5981
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Prey (Comanche dub): A fucking plus. Never seen a Predator film in its entirety before (seen enough to recognize a couple homages here) but I think it'd be tough to beat this one. Amber Midthunder (r) and Coco (l) whip ass and would happily put an arrow through any anti-woke incel's cranium
It was very good. Better than I expected from the previous films.



I think they dubbed scenes that were shot in English into Comanche with native Comanche speakers, since Midthunder (I think) is Sioux and doesn't speak the language. I'd like to hear how it sounded to people who speak Comanche. One of the criticisms i read of the new show Dark Winds was that most of the actors were not Dinť and their dialogue made that obvious.

 
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Old 08-10-2022, 01:01 PM   #5982
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Tbh Iíve never seen any predator film but I do enjoy the fact that Prey is making conservatives mad.

The last movie I watched was the Death of Stalin which I watched with my dad last night. Itís not really my style of humor so I think a lot of the jokes were lost on me. My dad thought it was very funny though.

 
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Old 08-10-2022, 01:06 PM   #5983
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I think they dubbed scenes that were shot in English into Comanche with native Comanche speakers, since Midthunder (I think) is Sioux and doesn't speak the language. I'd like to hear how it sounded to people who speak Comanche.
Of the eight folks listed on the credits for the dub, only one character (Wasape) was not dubbed by the original actor; everyone else, Midthunder included, did their own lines.

One of the producers is Comanche/Blackfeet and was brought on to make sure everything was authentic, so I was figuring the language was pretty spot-on, but yeah, I guess I'd be curious as well, particularly if someone like Midthunder got the accent/pronunciation passably good. I've seen some people complain the French dialogue was not great, so...?

 
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Old 08-10-2022, 03:25 PM   #5984
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Fuck the French!

 
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Old 08-10-2022, 04:33 PM   #5985
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Finally, a Predator film that accurately depicts the French and the level of respect they deserve

 
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Old 08-10-2022, 09:49 PM   #5986
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Nope

3/5

some parts were good n the perfect amount of scary. other times, the acting was distracting and elements of the story seemed just like filler and offered nothing to the story. which, in the beginning especially made it tough to know where it was going.

i got to see it with tommy and our friend though and hang out afterward at early dinner and then a bar so it was all good in that context.

 
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Old 08-16-2022, 05:37 AM   #5987
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Watched Vanilla Sky the other night.

Just seems so very appropriate to watch a film about life turning out to be a nightmare?

This movie was grilled so hard at the time. I quite enjoyed it. I think the way Tom Cruise was utilized on this, especially in an era of his life where he was approaching his peak insanity, works incredibly well. Kurt Russell is great on it too. Cameron diaz and Penelope Cruz too. The whole cast works particularly well.

It's interesting how Cameron Crowe, aka the Rolling Stone guy who directed Almost Famous, used music in this film in a way that feels extremely dated to a very particular period in early 2000s. In that way, it makes the film seem like much more of a heavy pop product now, even though at the time it was made those songs weren't so overplayed yet. But it's kinda cool because it adds a dissociative, out of contex layer.

I just love surreal nightmarish films with psychedelic ideas and they were going for it in a big, lovely way. Bizarre displacements, jarring little things, a lot of work going into small details. I read a quote of Cameron Crowe saying, "as deep as you wanted to look into the movie, I wanted it to be able to meet you there", and I really love that. Definitely need to watch this a few more times.

I think it's incredible to think that Tom Cruise has done Magnolia, Eyes Wide Shut, and Vanilla Sky all in the span of 2 years only. Between those three films, I think we get to see the real him. Which is, kinda, no one.

 
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Old 08-16-2022, 09:50 PM   #5988
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Did you also see Abre los Ojos?

Ah-bray losh ohosh... Ah-bray losh ohosh... Ah-bray losh ohosh...

 
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Old 08-17-2022, 12:26 AM   #5989
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I think it's incredible to think that Tom Cruise has done Magnolia, Eyes Wide Shut, and Vanilla Sky all in the span of 2 years only. Between those three films, I think we get to see the real him. Which is, kinda, no one.
He is mesiah of Scientology. I don't think any of his films show his real self.

 
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Old 08-17-2022, 12:47 AM   #5990
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Constantine

kinda dated but not quite as much as other stuff from around that time particularly in the action/anything-comic-or-graphic-novel-related mid-00s

uh

it was fun to watch

and i didn't fall asleep

good grade?

 
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Old 08-17-2022, 12:48 AM   #5991
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it was certainly a movie

and it certainly had things that were fuckin' goofy to an almost eyerolling degree but what cinematic classic doesn't? particularly in a world where stuff like Magnolia is considered peak filmmaking

 
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i like Magnolia, ftr

but come the fuck on

 
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Old 08-17-2022, 04:55 AM   #5993
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Not yet, but planning to.

The Spanish director was notably super cool about the american remake.

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He is mesiah of Scientology. I don't think any of his films show his real self.
I'm sure the depth of his insanity is way more severe than he ever lets leak out, we agree on that.

In those 3 movies you definitely see him connect personally with the material. Just a tiny crack in the fortress.

I find him terrifying.

Not sure if this is well known trivia, but Christian Bale based his character in American Psycho on an interview Tom Cruise did on Letterman.

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i like Magnolia, ftr

but come the fuck on
I love Magnolia as much as the next guy but the final third of that film is cringe everytime

Hard to imagine now the kind of latitude there was to be had in the 90s lol

 
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THE WAILING: B+? I'm not sure I was in the right mood for this, as I was getting a little bored in the middle. That last 45 minutes or so, though, when everything really starts twisting and turning and going to hell: that's fuckin' cinema, baby! Just the right amount of ambiguity, where I think you can reach any number of conclusions and have reasonable evidence for each.

 
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