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In Topic: Episode 179 - Second Sight: LIVE!

11 January 2018 - 10:08 PM

View PostThe_Triple_Lindy, on 05 January 2018 - 11:04 AM, said:

Just a quick open question to the board, because I wondered about this while I watched:

So, this guy ...
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... sex symbol, yes or no?

tbh I'd hit it

In Topic: Homework - The Hustler (1961)

11 January 2018 - 09:59 PM

oh shit yeah

In Topic: Episode 136 - The Best of 2017

11 January 2018 - 09:55 PM

So this is a great list of movies (except for TLJ which I agree brought up good discussions but I'm not going to get into again lol) and this is extremely hard! I just saw the Florida Project and yoinks it was freaking amazing, and I'm a huge fan of the surrealist mother! and Lady Bird is also absolutely amazing, but come onnnnn, how can this year NOT belong to Get Out!?! It came out in theatres in February and as a horror movie it definitely raises a red flag coming out the beginning of the year, directed by a first time director (i mean it's Jordan Peele s he's obviously great, but still never before had he directed), and it was released in an intense political climate, a year where many higher-ups in the government are running blatantly racist campaigns, which only gave it more power and significance. This film has stayed in people's minds all year, which doesn't always happen, even some great movies get overshadowed purely due to release dates, and it's poignant and just amazing, I really don't have anything to say that hasn't already been said!

To just sum it up, Get Out really dominated this year, and deserves the win.
(also sorry I didn't call in, I had school, and tbh I wasn't sure who I was rooting for until after listening to the podcast but I'm here now lol)

In Topic: Best of 2017

26 December 2017 - 10:01 PM

also, let me be even more of an underdog and put up some different films for consideration (I think also most everything mentioned deserves a spot )

The Disaster Artist is amazing
Logan was also actually really fucking good, and might not be ~the~ best film this year, but god damn it needs to be talked about
Call Me By Your Name was better than I anticipated, and gave the book a run for its money
Baby Driver was unpredictable and great
and I, Tonya was also up there

Obviously, others like Get Out and Lady Bird deserve to be up there, also The Big Sick and The Florida Project, but I wanted to throw some out there that really haven't been mentioned!

In Topic: Best of 2017

26 December 2017 - 09:49 PM

View Posttompkins.sm, on 26 December 2017 - 02:11 PM, said:

speaking of subverting legacies, the world is still digesting Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but i think that one might deserve a shot too, on the grounds that it's basically a film about Star Wars--a movie that dissects, inverts, and ultimately largely rejects much of a 40-year-old franchise.

I really don't think this movie should be up for consideration tbh... I have eaten, slept, and breathed Star Wars since I was a child, been raised as a Star Wars kid, and had EXTREMELY high hopes for this movie!!! I live in Oklahoma, and I went to California for a few reasons, one of which was to see TLJ on opening night at the Chinese Theater bc I was just that excited!!! I was taken aback when I just wasn't into it.. The humor didn't fit, it felt partially "disney-fied", and partially the bad part of the prequel humor. Also, I honestly don't think it was original.. Just because you did the exact opposite, doesn't mean its original. To completely negate the original formula, you have to acknowledge the existence of the formula, to begin with? If that makes sense to anyone? Also what they did with Luke as a character I really didn't completely like (although I think Mark Hamill was great.) I think also it's kinda bs to say that they're throwing away the formula when they DIRECTLY REFERENCE exact lines and scenes from the first two star wars films? Idk. Please don't attack me, but I really can't conceive of this movie being a "best of the year". If you want to talk about it being one of the most discussed and debated of the year I'd agree with you there, otherwise, there were so many great films this year, this just isn't up there.