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Collipso said:

I did - I’m the one with the Brazilian name that tweets mostly in Portuguese.

O okay. *makes clicking sounds with tongue and points with finger guns*

“Light theme is for losers”

-ancient originaltrilogy proverb

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DominicCobb said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

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suspiciouscoffee said:

There’s a Criterion collection flash sale on now and I don’t know what to buy. My twitter poll leans toward Barry Lyndon at the moment, but I’m not sure when I’ll have time to watch it if I get it so maybe I should get a shorter film.

Depends, have you seen those films yet?

Nope.

They’re all great. Seventh Seal is the best. Rashomon is probably the most essential and rewatchable. Barry Lyndon is absolutely terrific too.

As a Swede and a movie fan I’m a bit ashamed that I haven’t watched Seventh Seal yet.

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I feel somewhat naughty whenever I eat Pringles. Maybe its the putting your fist in the round hole, or the fact that a mustached face is watching you eat.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version. Auntie Derry/Rumpelstiltskin.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night. “Stay Phrosty” - Lemar Kentell, my other half.

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I’ve been reading some old reviews/ratings I posed in the “Last movie seen” thread — specifically, ones from 2012-2013 — and it’s quite strange, seeing how differently I evaluate movies now vs. then. Back then, I gave daft ratings to almost every movie I watched — 5-to-6/10 was the average score, with lots of pointless decimals — but I was far better at writing reviews then than I am now. Here’s one for example:

DuracellEnergizer said:

The Black Hole (1979)

I watched this movie a couple weeks ago, and meant to comment on it then, but I got distracted and never got around to it. Well, now’s as good a time as any to do so, and it’s still fresh enough in my mind to recount the major points of the film I liked/disliked.

The Good

The robots V.I.N.C.E.N.T and B.O.B - though their design was a little too cutesy for my tastes - had lots of personality and were easily the highlights of the film.

Maximillian Schell did a great job as the villainous Hans Reinhardt

The special effects were excellent

The Bad

With the sole exception of Reinhardt, all the human characters were colourless cyphers - I couldn’t even remember any of their names, not even Anthony Perkins’.

The film was thematically all over the place. It tried to be a serious, philosophical movie like 2001 while also trying to be whimsically adventurous like Star Wars, but only ended up a confused mess.

The Darth Vader robots were really, really uninspired and lame.

The Ugly

The score is a mixed bag. At times it was ominously great, while at others it fell completely flat (this is most notable during the gunfight scenes).

I wish I still knew how to write reviews like this one.

And it was amusing to come across this:

CP3S said:

You’re currently probably the forums biggest pessimist, almost everything you post is a major downer.

How times change.

My screenplay index.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

I’ve been reading some old reviews/ratings I posed in the “Last movie seen” thread — specifically, ones from 2012-2013 — and it’s quite strange, seeing how differently I evaluate movies now vs. then. Back then, I gave daft ratings to almost every movie I watched — 5-to-6/10 was the average score, with lots of pointless decimals — but I was far better at writing reviews then than I am now. Here’s one for example:

DuracellEnergizer said:

The Black Hole (1979)

I watched this movie a couple weeks ago, and meant to comment on it then, but I got distracted and never got around to it. Well, now’s as good a time as any to do so, and it’s still fresh enough in my mind to recount the major points of the film I liked/disliked.

The Good

The robots V.I.N.C.E.N.T and B.O.B - though their design was a little too cutesy for my tastes - had lots of personality and were easily the highlights of the film.

Maximillian Schell did a great job as the villainous Hans Reinhardt

The special effects were excellent

The Bad

With the sole exception of Reinhardt, all the human characters were colourless cyphers - I couldn’t even remember any of their names, not even Anthony Perkins’.

The film was thematically all over the place. It tried to be a serious, philosophical movie like 2001 while also trying to be whimsically adventurous like Star Wars, but only ended up a confused mess.

The Darth Vader robots were really, really uninspired and lame.

The Ugly

The score is a mixed bag. At times it was ominously great, while at others it fell completely flat (this is most notable during the gunfight scenes).

I wish I still knew how to write reviews like this one.

And it was amusing to come across this:

CP3S said:

You’re currently probably the forums biggest pessimist, almost everything you post is a major downer.

How times change.

You’re right that The Black Hole sucks, at least.

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Maximilian would like to have a few words with you. 😛

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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I think he got fed up with the constant bickering of a while back, and he also mentioned something about having to do something in real life that would keep him away for a little bit.

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His curmudgeonly presence is missed.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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My mom will be joining OT soon.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version. Auntie Derry/Rumpelstiltskin.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night. “Stay Phrosty” - Lemar Kentell, my other half.

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I’m sorry.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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Handman said:

I’m sorry.

For what?

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version. Auntie Derry/Rumpelstiltskin.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night. “Stay Phrosty” - Lemar Kentell, my other half.