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  1. De-mystifying the De-aging: ...

    De-mystifying the De-aging:
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  2. Dune Christmas cards?!?!? You betcha! ...

    Dune Christmas cards?!?!?

    You betcha!

    https://castlemcquade.com/products/dune-christmas-card?_pos=1&_sid=4cc30abf0&_ss=r&fbclid=IwAR1C7XscGupHh1hBJiZ_g37xdK0Bc11oyiiRXJnrps3i_fgUlCh3_u9-oK0
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    R.I.P. Danny Aiello

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  4. Thread: Mandalorian

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    Today's hyperbolic and sensationalistic headline:...

    Today's hyperbolic and sensationalistic headline: "The Outrage Over Ghostbusters: Afterlife Gets Real"

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    If you hain't peeped out Undone on Amazon Prime,...

    If you hain't peeped out Undone on Amazon Prime, I recommend it.
    It's bugged out rotoscope-styled animation with a strange, hallucinogenic storyline. The ending is abstract and really cool, so I am...
  7. I have not read any of the books, so forgive me...

    I have not read any of the books, so forgive me here, but how does an author who was born in Washington State (Tacoma) and died in Wisconsin promote "effete french pretension"???
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    Actually the OP stated that it was at Redbox, not...

    Actually the OP stated that it was at Redbox, not on NF.
    :biggrin:

    Incidently, there is a Redbox specific thread already:
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    While repetition is an excellent rhetorical...

    While repetition is an excellent rhetorical device and imitation may very well be the highest form of flattery, sometimes merely searching for something first is the best action...
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    QT's...
  10. While I have yet to read the books (and I tend to...

    While I have yet to read the books (and I tend to agree with you about not reading the source material before seeing the film), I have seen 8 of director Denis Villeneuve's 9 current feature films...
  11. Oscar Isaac yammering a wee bit about Dune: ...

    Oscar Isaac yammering a wee bit about Dune:

    https://www.indiewire.com/2019/12/oscar-isaac-says-denis-villeneuve-dune-vision-nightmarish-1202196220/amp/


    I have never read the original 3 novels...
  12. Dude, they solved the D.B. Cooper mystery in that...

    Dude, they solved the D.B. Cooper mystery in that Dax Shepard/Matthew Lillard/Seth Green flick Without A Paddle, which I am pretty sure was based on a true story...
  13. Just watched the revered French gangster film...

    Just watched the revered French gangster film Classe Tous Risques.
    Man does Robert DeNiro ever take after Lino Ventura in terms of his acting style.
    Highly recommend this film as you can...
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    The trailer actually reminded me of Super 8 in...

    The trailer actually reminded me of Super 8 in that it felt like some second tier Amblin Entertainment movie...
  15. Thread: Bond 25

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    Valid points. In fact your mention of the phrase...

    Valid points. In fact your mention of the phrase "reluctant star" totally nails one of the vibes I got from the trailer. Craig looks pissed off and disinterested in the trailer, almost as if he was...
  16. Thread: Bond 25

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    I stand corrected. My first taste of James Bond...

    I stand corrected. My first taste of James Bond was Moonraker in 1979 as an 11 y/o...
  17. Thread: Bond 25

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    Bond 25

    My gut reaction to the trailer for No time To Die, the latest James Bond film is that it's clunky. There is no flow to it and it looks lackluster.

    However, I am deeply invested in this cinematic...
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    Ghostbusters 3

    Like most kids who grew up in the late '70s and early '80s, the original Ghostbusters movie was a seminal part of the pop culture construct of my childhood.

    As a cynical adult I refused to buy...
  19. Well, the critics have spoken... The Irishman...

    Well, the critics have spoken...

    The Irishman nabs 14 nominations for the Critic's Choice Awards:

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  20. One Interwebz account (i.e. story/article) I read...

    One Interwebz account (i.e. story/article) I read mentioned that between Scorsese and DeNiro they asked Pesci 40 times to be in The Irishman before he said "Yes."

    To put this in context, my...
  21. And DeNiro will always be DeNiro. But Joseph...

    And DeNiro will always be DeNiro.

    But Joseph Frank Pesci will always appeal to the youts...
  22. ^THIS! Nicely put Toast. I continually...

    ^THIS!

    Nicely put Toast. I continually appreciate how you can take an idea which I spent a 1000 words conveying and reduce it into one neat and succinct sentence. I may have to hire you as an...
  23. Willing to bet that most movie critics more than...

    Willing to bet that most movie critics more than likely watched it at a theater, which goes to my original point: the bulk of the negative reviews I am seeing are coming from streamers.

    :)


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  24. [If you are keen to read a much longer and more...

    [If you are keen to read a much longer and more in-depth review go here:

    https://spencesez.blogspot.com/2019/12/vote-for-pedro-pain-and-glory-film.html]

    PAIN AND GLORY
    4/5

    Pedro Almodovar's...
  25. What I'm finding interesting is that the bulk of...

    What I'm finding interesting is that the bulk of the negative reviews I'm hearing about the film are coming from folks who streamed it at home. I would be interested to know how big everyody's TV...
  26. Rolling Stone's picks for what to see in the...

    Rolling Stone's picks for what to see in the Cineplex or arthouse theaters this December:
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    This is the actual, real Teaser Trailer, which...

    This is the actual, real Teaser Trailer, which Amazon posted to the WWW, then promptly took down, but not before the multitudes of tech savvy nerds copied it and re-posted it...
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    MINOR SPOILERS FOR SEASON 2 CONTAINED IN CLIP......

    MINOR SPOILERS FOR SEASON 2 CONTAINED IN CLIP...


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  29. Thread: Mandalorian

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    Guessing dude is gonna have to cut off his arm...

    Guessing dude is gonna have to cut off his arm when both Disney and Mark Anthony Brands sue him mercilessly for copyright infringement...

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    :) Guess I'mma have to come up with some new...

    :)

    Guess I'mma have to come up with some new descriptive adjectives, eh?

    I do dig me some bugged out "arty" shit, though.
    HUGE fan of Nicholas Winding Refn, DePalma, Panos Cosmatos, Kubrick,...
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    GUTLAND This film is a wonderfully understated...

    GUTLAND

    This film is a wonderfully understated twist on the "mysterious stranger" trope.
    It moves along with a slow-burning sense of surrealism and just the right amount of oddity to keep you...
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    I am not a car guy by any stretch of the...

    I am not a car guy by any stretch of the imagination, so my only connection to the Cannonball Run are the various films.

    While the first and second Cannonball Run movies are the ones I saw in...
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    I actually had to Google "Peleton". Then I...

    I actually had to Google "Peleton".

    Then I realized I'd seen the ads, but found them so innocuous that I couldn't even remember the product name.

    Aren't ads supposed to be memorable so you are...
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    SUPER DARK TIMES Surreal and macabre high...

    SUPER DARK TIMES

    Surreal and macabre high school love triangle with rich layers of subtext and some seriously wigged out violence. Fantastic dialogue coupled with just the right amount of...
  35. I found the de-aging on DeNiro to be extremely...

    I found the de-aging on DeNiro to be extremely disconcerting. While not completely trapped in the uncanny valley, it was definitely stuck in an uncanny gully...

    Apparently we aren't the only ones...
  36. Wonder if they scored those at a Fred Gwynne...

    Wonder if they scored those at a Fred Gwynne Estate Sale back in the day?
  37. "The Lies of the Irishman" article from Slate: ...

    "The Lies of the Irishman" article from Slate:

    https://slate.com/culture/2019/08/the-irishman-scorsese-netflix-movie-true-story-lies.html
  38. Thread: Mandalorian

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  39. I dunno, man. I feel that is a poor analogy given...

    I dunno, man. I feel that is a poor analogy given that both Cash and Nelson came from the same era and worked in the same genre ("outlaw" country and old school, real country). Perhaps a better one...
  40. MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN 3.5/5 If it were a...

    MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN
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    If it were a triangle, writer/director/actor Edward Norton’s interpretation of Jonathan Letham’s 1999 novel of the same name would certainly be of the scalene variety....
  41. Yo Splaty Splat Splat! It's still playing at the...

    Yo Splaty Splat Splat!
    It's still playing at the Ironwood in Minden.
    I'd highly recommend seeing it on the BIG screen if you have the time and inclination.
    :)
  42. Wow. It has begun and the visitors ain't even...

    Wow.
    It has begun and the visitors ain't even here yet.
    It took me 2 hours to get home from work, which is only 12 miles from my house.
    This was at 2:30 pm today in the Truckee area:
    267 was...
  43. KNIVES OUT 4/5 Utterly predictable in parts,...

    KNIVES OUT
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    Utterly predictable in parts, yet oh so deliciously entertaining. In fact, this film is beyond wickedly engaging, so much so that one can almost forgive writer/director Rian...
  44. PARASITE 4/5 The metaphorical aspects of this...

    PARASITE
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    The metaphorical aspects of this film are like a well-baked baklava: they just keep flaking off and revealing yet another tasty layer underneath.
    On the surface writer/director Bong...
  45. Funny! (because I just recently watched Anna,...

    Funny! (because I just recently watched Anna, too)

    I watched this last night (Netflix DVD) and I found it to be kinda like Atomic Blonde-meets-Red Sparrow with perhaps a bit of Hanna thrown in for...
  46. I just got back from seeing it this afternoon at...

    I just got back from seeing it this afternoon at a theater 80 miles away (the closest it was playing near me).
    While I am not sure if I would consider it a masterpiece per se, I did enjoy it and...
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  48. It has been making the rounds at Redbox... ...

    It has been making the rounds at Redbox...

    https://www.redbox.com/locations?productRef=309125&buy=0
  49. In other news word on the slopes is that Mt. Rose...

    In other news word on the slopes is that Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is now chargingm$90 for a ticket. This is for the same beginner terrain that they have been charging $20 for.
    I am no economist, but...
  50. 😁 I enjoyed The film because it was so...

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    I enjoyed The film because it was so unabashedly over-the-top. I have seen all of the entries in the series and felt that it is one of the stronger ones, fwtw.

    As for Ronin? CLASSIC....
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