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Post by yur2die4 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:52 pm

I don't like how when Jabba was strangled at the end like that, Bob Newhart suddenly woke up in bed and the movie was over.

So does this mean episodes 1-7 were all just a dream in Newhart's head??? Is it because he's a psychologist? Are we all just a dream in Bob Newhart's head???? Are all the spaceships and costumes and fandom for nothing??!!

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Post by sporkles » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:14 pm

You just blew my mind.

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Post by stringtapper » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:40 pm

I'm loving the theory that Snoke is actually Darth Plagueis. That could really tie all three trilogies together in a cool way.
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Post by beats me » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:46 pm

Saw Trainwreck. To my surprise the funniest parts were LaBron James as himself. I don’t follow sports but I know who he is. It was funny seeing him as a cheapskate, relationship counseling Downton Abbey fan. Good to see him put the ego aside and being capable of making fun of himself and pro athletes in general.

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Post by beats me » Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:32 pm

Saw Star Wars. Enjoyed it. Only real gripe is the speed at which people get emotionally attached to each other after very little time together. And in the general space scifi sense, the unrealistic and unnecessary epic scale they build ships and other structures. And really, who builds a bridge over an abyss without a safety rail? Somebody needs to write Paul Blart: Space OSHA Inspector.

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Post by lowshelf » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:58 pm

STAR WTF AWAKENS

Who reforms, regroups or repeats anything, anywhere, ever, and calls it something like the FIRST ORDER???

It would have been okay if they blew shit up and Poe Dameron goes, "THAT'S 20% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER, BITCHES!!!"

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Post by H20nly » Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:34 pm

I didn't like "the first order" as a name either... but Lucas wrote the books, no?

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Post by lowshelf » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:49 pm

H20nly wrote:I didn't like "the first order" as a name either... but Lucas wrote the books, no?
Maybe it's all explained in Aftermath or other tie-in novels and whatever. Perhaps they crowdsourced the rebranding :D Maybe the movie plot is explained there too.

Speaking of Lucas I saw "More American Graffiti" last year after years of wanting to find it. Only to slowly realise I'd already seen it as a kid and it really wasn't worth the effort. Somehow this new one made me feel like *everything* after the original Star Wars, or for me post-Battle of Hoth, is really just "More American Graffiti"...

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Post by Jo_Pearson » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:56 pm

Saw Room. It was OK. I'm surprised it's up for several Oscars. But maybe I shouldn't be given what typically wins.

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Post by beats me » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:57 pm

Saw The Revenant. Pretty good but unevenly paced. I know it’s based on a true story but with the usual Hollywood treatment there’s probably at least a dozen times Leo would have been dead in reality. By the end of it he’s still recovering from his original life threatening injuries but still has nature kick the shit out of him for the better part of 2 hours.

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Post by Tarekith » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:40 pm

I thought it was awesome myself, really enjoyed that one and was glad to see it was done the way it was.

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Post by beats me » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:10 pm

I’m glad I saw it on the big screen. Speaking of which, the same theater I saw it in a couple days a week is screening classic movies from the 40’s – 80’s. They had a nice commercial for the movies they will be showing over the next month which made you realize it would be cool to see them on the big screen. Not even really epic movies but everything just looks better on the big screen and you’re free from all the distractions you get watching movies at home. Of course this type thing is quite common in LA, but cool to see them doing it locally.

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Post by oblique strategies » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:48 pm

You are correct, Sir. The big screen is where it's at.

I remember going to see 'The Abyss' on opening night. The theater was packed. While waiting for the movie to begin I started to think that maybe coming to see it on opening night was a mistake, the crowd was chattering away & it was really quite noisy. Then the movie started & it was dead silent for 45 minutes to an hour! Everyone was absolutely riveted.

I've seen 'Blade Runner' 21 times, & each time was in a theater. Some films just benefit from the full treatment.

Even non-spectacles can benefit from the larger than life treatment. The Castro Theater in San Francisco just had their annual Film Noir festival. One of the flicks shown was the classic 'In A Lonely Place' which stars Humphrey Bogart in one of his darkest roles. Bogart gives a frightening speech wherein he imagines how a woman was murdered. His true inner darkness emerges, spills out across the screen, & pours straight into the audience. I thought of how intense it must have been for audiences back in 1950 to have seen a beloved actor (& hero) in a hauntingly disturbing portrait of a bitter and angry man. It’s one of his finest performances. Seeing this icon transform, like Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde, on a giant screen is truly spectacular!

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Post by Tarekith » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:13 pm

I saw The Force Awakens in the theater and it had subtitles for french and german across half the screen the whole time. 8O

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Post by beats me » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:49 pm

oblique strategies wrote:Even non-spectacles can benefit from the larger than life treatment. The Castro Theater in San Francisco just had their annual Film Noir festival. One of the flicks shown was the classic 'In A Lonely Place' which stars Humphrey Bogart in one of his darkest roles. Bogart gives a frightening speech wherein he imagines how a woman was murdered. His true inner darkness emerges, spills out across the screen, & pours straight into the audience. I thought of how intense it must have been for audiences back in 1950 to have seen a beloved actor (& hero) in a hauntingly disturbing portrait of a bitter and angry man. It’s one of his finest performances. Seeing this icon transform, like Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde, on a giant screen is truly spectacular!

They are playing some Humphrey Bogart movie at the theater this month. Even with just the preview there was something comforting about seeing him up there on the big screen in his black and white greatness.

After that preview and the fact that my Netflix DVD queue is fairly sparse at this point it’s going to inspire me to do a little Googling for best pictures based on decade, maybe starting at the 30’s and spend a month or so watching movies from each decade.

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