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#1175281
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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chyron8472 said:

SilverWook said:

So, it’s okay to publicly like Voyager now? 😛

Is it really so important that other people approve of you for what TV shows you like?

YES. I NEED VALIDATION FROM OTHERS TO KNOW I’M NOT A WEIRDO FREAKO.

In case that wasn’t clear, that was not meant to be taken seriously, just like SilverWook’s original post.

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#1174971
Topic
Am I a Bully?
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But ender has mentioned wanting to leave in the past, right? He’ll be back. At least, I hope so. And it’d be great if we could all just get along again.

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#1174969
Topic
Random Thoughts
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I have always had the urge to learn how to actually dance like Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly, but whenever I try I learn just how impossibly awkward I am.

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#1174179
Topic
Last movie seen
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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Sometimes you’ve got to slog through the dull and meandering to appreciate the true gems once in awhile. But, my god, did this do everything wrong.

From a production standpoint, Sweet Bird of Youth is pretty generic and unremarkable, but its characterizations and storytelling, like Paul Newman’s character, take the wrong doors every time.

There are too many characters, and the ones there are, are melodramatic caricatures. The whole thing is a farce. I couldn’t bare to watch Ed Begley’s performance as Boss Finley. His wide smile, his spitting, everything he does is just so mean spirited with little to no justification. Sure, there are people like that, but they aren’t cartoon characters. The entire subplot with his lover was completely unnecessary and pointless, and also completely derails a proper introduction to his daughter.

That’s a big issue. We don’t really get to know any of the characters before the melodrama starts. Every character introduction is completely botched. The timing is wrong, too. We’re introduced to Boss Finley with a 4-minute newsreel going on about his history, after about two minutes I thought he’d shut it off, but we go on about something to do with his son. Our introduction to the main antagonist is from a newsreel. And then he’s a cartoon. His daughter, Paul Newman’s supposed love, is introduced by yelling at her dad how he can’t perform in bed. And Paul and the daughter don’t share any scenes until about half an hour before the end! Even though this is supposedly what the movie is about.

What the hell is this movie about?? In the end, I don’t care.

P.S. I’m shocked that this film comes from the man who brought us Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a similar film in what it’s trying to present, but vastly superior in every way.

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#1173568
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

Possessed said:

No I’ve never met anyone from this forum in real life.

That’s right, come get me

I’ll have you know I have a 29-inch waist, and it worries my doctor.

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#1173556
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Collipso said:

Handman said:

Why am I so boring…? I feel like I just drive everyone away from disinterest.

I’ve finally reached a conclusion and… I disagree 100%. I find your posts here on this forum to be some of the most interesting and I personally think you’re one of the people that I’ve talked to that understands (and loves) the most about film in general. So you’re the opposite of boring, you’re quite interesting to say the least.

Kind words. Thank you.

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

I put on some music, thinking it would clear my head and help me sleep. Then Frank Sinatra came on, and I started thinking of that girl I met a couple weeks ago…

I know what you mean…

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#1173544
Topic
Last movie seen
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

If you want to keep up the Gene Hackman fox, maybe Get Shorty next?

Ooh, neat, but I’m really in the mood revisiting the 70s. I find the 90s the hardest to go back to.

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