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#1273028
Topic
Random Thoughts
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moviefreakedmind said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

moviefreakedmind said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Moonraker sucks

It does if you expect nothing but the utmost realism from your James Bond movies, which seems to be your case.

I don’t think any Bond movie meets that standard.

E.g., I’m quite fond of the Sky Who Loved Me as well

If the sky really loved me then the sun wouldn’t be so goddamned bright all the time.

Hence past tense

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#1272583
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DrDre said:

DominicCobb said:

SilverWook said:

Mark should have got an Oscar nomination at least. He’s always had the acting chops. If not for the shadow of Luke hanging over him in the 80’s, he could have been cast in the Amadeus film after doing the role on Broadway.

It’s easily the best performance I’ve seen from him. Kinda weird that he still has sour grapes about the direction considering how great the role was, but then I guess if you look at the full quote he understands how lucky he is to have gotten another crack it at all. Another trilogy with the old cast as the stars was never gonna happen at this point, and if it did, it would have probably sucked.

I think most critics recognize Mark’s great performance, while still not liking the direction the saga has taken. I think it’s his best performance in the saga, but I just don’t buy the change in Luke’s character. It’s a great character, just not Luke Skywalker in my mind.

Do you really not buy it because it’s not believable? Or do you just not want to buy it out of stubbornness because you would have preferred something different? We’re talking a 30 year gap and a lot of experience and development in the interim for Luke. Frankly, it would’ve been less believable if he hadn’t changed.

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#1272472
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Last movie seen
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Tobar said:

APOLLO 11 (2019)

WOW! This is a MUST SEE. Saw this up on a full size IMAX screen. It was glorious. I feel like I was there on launch day. The quality of the film was spectacular so clean and crisp. Almost like it was shot yesterday. I believe it’s only playing until Thursday, if you can GO NOW!

Ho. Lee. Shit.

Visually stunning and suspenseful. You think you’ve seen all there is about Apollo 11, but you haven’t. See it tomorrow before the IMAX engagement ends!!!

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#1271646
Topic
Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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SilverWook said:

Zachary VIII said:

rodneyfaile said:

I’ll be at the Galaxy’s Edge theme park soaking in all the Star Wars I can, seeing Episode IX multiple times in Dolby, and enjoying my Disney+ subscription. Life is short, I am going to enjoy what I enjoy.

Feel free to do that. But try to at least retain some class consciousness and remember what Disney is.

Marxism on a Star Wars board. Seriously?

Of course this was only one Google-image search away. I love the Internet.

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#1271589
Topic
Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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Speaking of ownership of studios, I recently got the Blu of Sleeper. The UA Transamerica logo sequence is amazing! A shame it hasn’t been retained on other home video releases, especially 007.

A little research revealed that MGM is contractually obligated to remove any references to Transamerica on all prints per the terms of the sale way back when. It’s only been retained on Sleeper and perhaps a few others because exception was made when the logo is part of the film (in the case of Sleeper, the score begins to play over the logo).

You’d think all this time later, Transamerica would be over any negative association with UA, and they could work something out… but I doubt anyone at MGM cares enough about opening logos to bother.