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RyanSz last won the day on January 20 2021

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    Does anyone like/understand Tenet?

    Yeah I get the reason for choosing this as the tentpole film to re-energize the theater industry, but the problem in the states was that it wasn't a shared consensus of theaters being open as each state was having different levels of opening and in some cases the counties were different within the state. On top of that even if an area was open, the theater might have chose to remain closed. When I saw it in theaters, I had to drive 45 minutes to a Regal theater that was open because the ones closer to me had not reopened yet, so with that I decided since I was driving so far I would see two movies and chose this and The New Mutants because they were the two newest. So with limited options on multiple fronts, it wasn't surprising that a movie like this wasn't the industry savior people were saying it was going to be.
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    Episode 258 - A Gnome Named Gnorm

    Well considering this was filmed at the end of the 80s when his career rise had hit the skids with a horrible run on SNL and two back-to-back flops in theaters, yeah he likely had developed a liking to the smell of coke.
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    Episode 258 - A Gnome Named Gnorm

    Definitely surprised to see this commercial today, thought they had gone out of business.
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    Episode 258 - A Gnome Named Gnorm

    Yeah there was no explanation for it. He decides to sit behind the boss' desk and then I assume gets horny at the idea of being the boss someday?
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    Episode 258 - A Gnome Named Gnorm

    Again, I contend that he was originally told to or decided to play the character as a cokehead.
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    HDTGM All-Stars

    4 appearances: Stan Winston - Congo, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Lake Placid, A Gnome Named Gnorm
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    Episode 258 - A Gnome Named Gnorm

    Yeah I was legit shocked when Gnorm stopped one the gangsters, I think it was gold switchblade guy, by basically what looked like giving him an over-the-pants rusty trombone, this is to assume that Gnome and human anatomy is similar or Gnorm thought it might be so that would be his first strike in case of defense. Also was I the only one who thought Hall was playing his character a bit like a cokehead? This seems especially evident when he's introduced he's firing off his lines at a mile a minute and just rambling, which made me wonder if that was part of his character given that this was made in the late 80s. As for Robert Z'Dar, he was mostly used as the heavy or big villain in films because of his cherubism which gave him his pronounced jawline and body size made him appear very imposing and he was the titular character in the Maniac Cop trilogy in the 80s, which also starred the female lead of this film in the first sequel. He was also in another should be covered by the show movie, Samurai Cop. In regards to Blockbuster, I must be young enough to never remember them editing their movies, because whenever I went there the movies were untouched, but some would require you to either be 17 to check out or in my case, not have any checkout restrictions from my parents on the account, because I seeing the director's cut of Color of Night on the shelves as well as finding out in high school that the drama aisles had what amounted to softcore porn. Was there some kind of customer revolt that caused them to retract their policy of editing their movies?
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    HDTGM All-Stars

    2 appearances: Robert Z'Dar - Tango & Cash, A Gnome Named Gnorm 3 appearances: Pat Crawford Brown - Jack Frost, A Gnome Named Gnorm, Daredevil
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    Leon: The Professional (1994)

    If I didn't create that one I know I wrote a lot on that entry, that movie can straight screw itself for how stupid it is when it thinks it's smart. It's like a D student writing 1 + 1 = 4 and sitting down like he just figured out the answer to world hunger.
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    Leon: The Professional (1994)

    Besson is weird in that his movies are either over the top action/sci-fi or artsy/serious films that you know he thinks he'll win an Oscar for, with a perfect example of going from The Fifth Element to The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc. I mean I'm going through his filmography right now and there are a slew of films that would be perfect for the show from From Paris With Love to Lucy to Taken 3. Hell another subgenre for him is how he redoes the same plot in different movies as Colombiana and to a greater extent Anna (another prime choice for the show) are copies of La Femme Nikita.
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    Lucky Day (2019)

    It's not crazy like some of the Nic Cage movies that have been covered and it's not good with no real plot, especially if you don't realize it's a spiritual sequel to Killing Zoe and what happened in that film. Glover is the second best part of the film behind the lead but his fake accent ruins his character, especially when they do a meta commentary on it by saying he's doing a put-upon accent because he wants to be French. That would be fine if every other French accent in the movie, and there are a few, aren't just as terrible as his so there is no barometer of an "authentic" accent in this universe. And given the history of the fallout between Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary, with Avary claiming that QT stole all of his ideas for scripts, this really exemplifies his lack of ANY real ideas after what they had in Pulp Fiction, if he had any past characters that were caricatures and over the top violence. During the Reindeer Games episode the crew made a joke about old-school directors like John Frankenheimer feeling like they needed to up their game after Pulp Fiction came out and had to be more inventive in their violence and action, this movie makes Avary literally a parody of those directors who were trying to ape the style he was a part of ushering in with Pulp Fiction.
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    Does anyone like/understand Tenet?

    I would say Interstellar because I just now remembered that was his movie after you mentioned it. It had a nice build and did well in building the science of it all (albeit stealing the wormhole description scene almost shot for shot from Event Horizon), but I figured out the twist less than halfway in and it killed the momentum for me, along with its How I Met Your Mother-esque ending where what we thought was the whole reason the main character was going through the whole movie was not in fact his real endgame of getting back to his daughter and instead just go back to Anne Hathaway, just made it very ho-hum for me. For this movie one another huge thing I noticed is how much John Washington is altering his acting style to mimic his dad's, especially in comparison to BlacKkKlansman and it's night and day. From his mannerism to how he talks I would have almost thought it was Denzel in this movie if I closed my eyes.
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    Does anyone like/understand Tenet?

    I enjoyed it when I saw it Labor Day weekend despite there being a lot of plot holes in regards to the mechanics of the inversion of time, which I assume was a studio addition of the line about "don't think about it just move by instinct and you're good." Nolan again shows he's the master of set pieces in movies because the big action sections were fantastic, especially the final act which I'm wondering how they did it given Nolan's preference for practical effects. After I got done I knew it wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea with the attempts to come off as heady while simplistic. There's always going to be logic/continuity issues in time loop/multiple plane films because they never seem to follow their own rules in order to try and be approachable to as big an audience as possible. They tried to instill an idea that the future is not set and can change but at the same time work so hard at keeping it the same when they are inverted and go back to normal, so the reveal at the end of who created the Tenet organization shows along with everything preceding that reveal shows time is set within this universe which kinda removes the tension of the villains plot. It's not my favorite Nolan film but it isn't my least as well.
  15. A self described semi-sequel to the cult heist film Killing Zoe (despite there being really no connection to that film outside of a similar sounding name for the main character.) Watching this it's clear that Roger Avary had a single idea and has ridden it into the ground after breaking away from Quentin Tarantino. Not only are there numerous horrible French accents, extreme violence for the sake of it, and quirky characters that add nothing to the movie, but it wastes some good character actors in Crispin Glover and Clifton Collins Jr. The lead actor is easily the best part of the film which is a shame as he looks to be genuinely having a good time in this horrid film and portrays his role of an ex-con really well. The movie also can be covered solely for the fact that there's a scene of Crispin Glover utilizing a lowrider which up to this point I didn't know that I needed in my life.