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  4. GrahamS.

    Doctor Sleep (2019)

    I read a review that said the scene would have worked better if Henry Thomas was in silhouette. I kind of agree, but I thought that scene was so well-written and ambitious that I still found that scene really powerful. I didn’t explicitly say it before but Rebecca Ferguson was fucking awesome. And the girl (apologies for not checking her name) was great, too.
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    Doctor Sleep (2019)

    When you put it like that, I like it a lot more, but during the viewing I did not like it at all. I was kind of hoping they would just leave Wendy and Jack faceless throughout the film, which thank god they did during the ax flashback. To me - casting new actors in these extremely iconic rolls just kind of took me out of these really great moments. I'm more fine with Wendy being casted again to show new footage, but there was something about recognizing Henry Thomas that made me go, "Oh and there's Henry Thomas," not, "Oh my god he's seeing Jack now!"
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  7. Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I can put it between my legs and pretend that it’s my dick.
  8. Yes, I know that’s how suppositories work, but I still didn’t care for her bedside manner.
  9. Cameron H.

    Forrest Gump

    Off the top of my head, life being “like a box of chocolates...” is a pretty big one. The idea being you have a set box (fate), but what you choose from that box (free will) is up to you. Shoes are also big. They are an object meant for a set purpose (fate), but where you go in them is up to the wearer (free will).
  10. A scrub is a guy who farts and walks. He’s also known as a crop duster.
  11. JeffreyMcDonald_103297

    Shoot 'em Up (2007)

    Giving this my every 6-8 months bump. Maybe they'll cover it some day
  12. sycasey 2.0

    The Lighthouse (2019)

    Yes, it's possible this could improve upon second viewing. Mulholland Dr. was like that for me (to invoke Lynch as Eggers seems to want to).
  13. JeffreyMcDonald_103297

    The Fanatic (2019)

    I just finished watching this. This is DEFINITELY a strong contender for an HDTGM episode. It's nutso. Actual line from the movie, "You like a little bizkit?"
  14. sycasey 2.0

    Forrest Gump

    Sometimes. The feather is the clearest example. But as I note, I don't think the movie is consistent about it like the Coen Bros are.
  15. ol' eddy wrecks

    The Lighthouse (2019)

    It's not exactly a given what it was. I've read an interview with Eggers where mentioned Lost Highway and how there are papers out there neatly breaking down what's going on the movie with reality and how he doesn't want that. He wants a messy movie (though, I think in comparison, that's less of Lost Highway's aim and more the aim of the people who write papers and what-have-you about Lost Highway). (Though, that was also my take leaving the movie. I've since heard theories that it could actually just be one person on the island/etc) Admittedly I'm in the boat (har!) of really enjoying the movie, but tempered by not being sure if it adds up to something (which sounds similar to your reaction). So I'm withholding my opinion mostly until I rewatch it when it comes out to buy. I have enough movies that I enjoy noticeably more on second viewings of this nature (e.g. Berberian Sound Studio, In Fabric, The Master), that I want to give Eggers the benefit of the doubt after The VVitch and nothing in The Lighthouse makes that seem like a fluke, but again, can't say for sure how well it'll sit with me on a rewatch, knowing how things turn out beforehand.
  16. If you can't stand the beak, get out of the chicken.
  17. ol' eddy wrecks

    Forrest Gump

    I believe and Google seems to be confirming this - it referred to as a college deferment, meaning you could be drafted after you graduated. With respect to the larger conversation of free will vs fate (ignoring that I hold the views of compatibilism - because a similar enough question could be posed with slightly different semantics) - I can't seem to work myself up to care since the movie was blah in my mind. Which is pretty impressive since I eat that shit up in so many other movies. (Coen brother movies such as No Country and A Serious Man. Paul Auster did a tv movie called The Music of Chance, I think, that also played with it). Since I didn't rewatch it, how actively did the movie seem to actively invoke imagery or metaphors on this? You've got the feather floating in the wind and then.. what? The narration from him and the premise being at least mostly passive in his decision making?
  18. tay-loe anne photo

    Forrest Gump

    And that gets us into a much deeper theological conversation about life lol.
  19. Cameron H.

    Forrest Gump

    In the Sixties? Being *in* college could keep you out of the draft, but it’s not like being a college graduate meant you would never go, or not be conscripted into, the military. Hell, we had recruitment officers at my college all the time and that wasn’t all that long ago. Also, even if you disregard all that, and it’s true that college graduates usually don’t join the army, that only makes it more clearly fate. At that point in the movie, Forrest was at a crossroads. What exactly was he going to do now? He doesn’t seek out the military. The Army guy just happens to (fate?) come up to him at that *specific* moment. A moment when he’s not sure what to do next. Again, he makes choices, but those choices are built within a destined framework. Or, as he puts it, it’s both free will and fate.
  20. tay-loe anne photo

    Forrest Gump

    He probably would've been drafted. If you were in college then you were exempt. I'm not sure about them drafting college graduates, though, nor do I know about how they recruit back in the day. I know now they definitely want them before they hit 24, because that's when a man's brain stops growing, so they very much are trying to mold minds to be exactly how they want them to be.
  21. An orgasm would be nice but an American flag covered in barbecue sauce would be even better.
  22. That Angry Goose Has Quite The Caboose!
  23. sycasey 2.0

    Forrest Gump

    I think that also doesn't quite track. Most Army recruits are not college grads.
  24. Cameron H.

    Forrest Gump

    Yes but he probably wouldn’t have been recruited into the Army if he hadn’t been in college. He was in college because he could run fast. He was able to run fast because he was picked on for being slow and he was born with a birth defect that required him to wear leg braces that strengthened his legs. He knew to run because no one would let him sit next to him and so he met Jenny. He only met Jenny because he was born to a woman that would do anything to get him into a “normal” school.
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