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  1. So this is a minor thing but I think the Bo Derek costume was a bad idea. The opening scene reads "Palermo 1979" and you have Bo Derek dressed as her character in 10. Prior to 10 Bo Derek was in one movie, Orca, so she was a virtual unknown at the time. 10 did break her big into the public consciousness but 10 came out in October of 1979. Based on my research while I couldn't find an exact date for Italy most European countries didn't even get the movie 10 until February of the following year. Running around as Bo Derek from the movie would have been the same as running around as a generic beautiful blond. There is no way anybody in Italian would have know who she was or cared about Bo Derek from the movie 10 in 1979. The fact that Brent Spiner's character knows that it's Bo Derek means this movie either starts in November or December of 1979 or he was a big fan of the movie Orca and was looking forward to her next role.
  2. Because they're both in on it! Oooo... I have a bunch of movies that if I'm in a bad mood I'll put on. Things like Big Trouble in Little China, Tremors, Black Dynamite, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc. just things that are undeniable fun and not trying to be anything more. Ghostbusters is the one movie I always go back to the most. It is the movie I have seen the most and probably the movie that really got me into movies when I was young so when I watch it often brings a lot of those feelings back.
  3. This is a movie I always think I have seen and then realized I've just seen it referenced and parodied so much I just think I have seen it.
  4. Hold on to your butts because here's my theory, this whole movie is a lie and it is all an elaborate ruse orchestrated by his family to trick him into an arranged marriage! Let's look at the facts. First, his grandfather shows up immediately after the parents go missing. How'd he know if he'd been out of contact with the family? Then he takes Pistachio under his tutelage and gives him the family book. Their family is an ancient Italian family and their guide book is written all in English. Now his family has some American ties true but at the time this book was supposedly written America wasn't a thing and they would have written it in Italian. Also the book is oddly specific to everything his grandfather said and exactly what's going on. You can say it's just a coincidence or everything is following a script concocted by his father and grandfather. Why was Jennifer hired as his assistant? They interviewed many more qualified people who literally not given a chance. Then she magically happens to show up that moment and gets the job despite not knowing anything about it. If though they both object to her they hire her. They even start laying the seeds in about not falling in love with a big old wink. Why would they do all this? Simple, they need an heir! Pistachio is the last in the long line of this great family and is clearly a little soft in the head. His parents are aware of this, and realize that this man child is never going to attract a stable girlfriend so the family line will die with him. James Brolin contacts his father and they work out this plan. They find a willing woman, Jennifer, and either manipulate her or pay her a large sum to marry their son. However, they realize that with his obsession with large posteriors he'd never willingly go after Jennifer. It's at this point they start working on a way to get him to fall for her. This is where letting him in on the family secret with the book that basically forces him to fall in love with her comes into play. Think about it. Why else was the mystery so simple to solve? They had it all worked out that even he could solve it and he couldn't even do that! She has to tell Pistachio what to do at all times. When all is done their son is a little bit more mature and now they can have a future heir. If that fails she already has a son to past done the Disguisy name down on to. Also why would a young boy befriend a man with a dog in a day and age in which stranger danger is taught all the time? He was in on it too. I bet he wasn't even that clumsy.
  5. It's time for... How Did This Get Named? Frankly today's movie is not all that funny or interesting but different enough to still comment on. 変身パワーズ (Henshin pawaazu) or Transformation Powers! What is interesting to note is that while at first I thought this title was self explanatory (he has powers that allow him to transform) upon reading some Amazon reviews there appears to be a slight double meaning which I don't know if it was intentional or not. A lot of reviews seemed to be this the title was a play on Austin Powers. Obviously there is a slight Mike Meyers connection to all this but I'm not sure if that is intentional or not. The poster has a colour scheme not unlike the first Austin Powers, so maybe. Anyway you'll be happy to know that this movie is rocking a two star rating on Amazon and nobody has given it more than three stars. Choice comments from the reviews are "These are American styled jokes and that must be be why I'm not laughing", "I think this is a kids movie", "The most interesting thing is the special feature on the Turtle Club" and my favourite "Another in the dark history of nice guy Adam Sandler's Happy Madison's attempts to give his loser friends their own movie."
  6. I think the soundtrack was the aspect of this movie that offended me the most. So many great songs just ruined or used wrong. Seriously how bad do you have to fuck up for Conga not to make something better?
  7. Cam Bert

    Musical Mondays Week 83 Yellow Submarine

    So are these alphabetical or are you just trying to brag that you've read Alpha Flight?
  8. Cam Bert

    92nd Academy Awards Nominations

    Before we get too negative with everything I just want to say what a great year this is for South Korean cinema. Not only was last year the 100th anniversary of South Korean cinema but Parasite is the first South Korean movie nominated for best international picture (formly best foreign language film). Not only that but it is also the 12th foreign film to get the best picture nod as well. In addition Bong Joon Ho is the first South Korean to be nominated for best director as well. This is all a big win for a great movie as well. Personally, I would have liked to see some acting nods for it as well but that production design nomination is a good call.
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    Musical Mondays Week 83 Yellow Submarine

    This! I love the visuals of the film but the Beatles themselves just mostly felt dull and I think it was because there was no real emotion or anything to their delivery. Then you have the real Beatles at the end and in that short clip bring so much life to it all I was like "Where was this earlier?"
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    92nd Academy Awards Nominations

    Also, is it just me or is it odd Ford v Ferrari is best picture nominated? I haven't seen it yet (just opened here) but it has no directing, writing or acting nominations. Normally best picture nominees are represented in the main categories.
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    Musical Mondays Week 83 Yellow Submarine

    This is something you and Cameron can speak to more but it felt like four hits and four b-sides to me. Not that the ones I was unfamiliar with were bad but it seemed like a majority of them were like "Oh, curious never heard this one before" or "This sounds oddly familiar..."
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    92nd Academy Awards Nominations

    I've yet to see Little Women but something tells me Greta Gerwig deserves to be there more than Todd Phillips.
  13. Here are all the nominations for the 2020 Academy awards. Let our complaining begin! Best Costume Design The Irishman Jojo Rabbit Joker Little Women Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood Best Sound Mixing Ad Astra Ford V Ferrari Joker 1917 Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood Best Sound Editing Ford V. Ferrari Joker 1917 Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood Star Wars: Episode IX—The Rise Of Skywalker Best Original Score Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker Alexandre Desplat, Little Women Randy Newman, Marriage Story Thomas Newman, 1917 John Williams, Star Wars: Episode IX—The Rise Of Skywalker Best Visual Effects Avengers: Endgame The Irishman The Lion King 1917 Star Wars: Episode IX—The Rise Of Skywalker Best Makeup and Hairstyling Bombshell Joker Judy Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil 1917 Best Original Song “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” Toy Story 4 “I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” Rocketman “I’m Standing With You,” Breakthrough “Into the Unknown,” Frozen 2 “Stand Up,” Harriet Best Short Film (Animated) Daughter Hair Love Kitbull Memorable Sister Best Short Film (Live Action) Brotherhood Nefta Football Club The Neighbor’s Window Saria A Sister Best Documentary Feature American Factory The Cave The Edge Of Democracy For Sama Honeyland Best Documentary Short In the Absence Learning To Skateboard In A War Zone If You’re A Girl Life Overtakes Me St. Louis Superman Walk Run Cha-Cha Best International Feature Film Corpus Christi Honeyland Les Miserables Pain And Glory Parasite Best Production Design The Irishman Jojo Rabbit 1917 Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood Parasite Best Editing Ford V. Ferrari The Irishman Jojo Rabbit Joker Parasite Best Cinematography The Irishman Joker The Lighthouse 1917 Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood Best Animated Feature How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World I Lost My Body Klaus Missing Link Toy Story 4 Best Supporting Actress Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell Laura Dern, Marriage Story Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit Florence Pugh, Little Women Margot Robbie, Bombshell Best Supporting Actor Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes Al Pacino, The Irishman Joe Pesci, The Irishman Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood Best Adapted Screenplay Steve Zaillian, The Irishman Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, Joker Greta Gerwig, Little Women Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes Best Original Screenplay Rian Johnson, Knives Out Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917 Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood Bong Joon ho, Han Jin-won, Parasite Best Actor Antonio Banderas, Pain And Glory Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood Adam Driver, Marriage Story Joaquin Phoenix, Joker Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes Best Actress Cynthia Erivo, Harriet Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story Saoirse Ronan, Little Women Charlize Theron, Bombshell Renee Zellweger, Judy Best Director Martin Scorsese, The Irishman Todd Phillips, Joker Sam Mendes, 1917 Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood Bong Joon ho, Parasite Best Picture Ford V. Ferrari The Irishman Jojo Rabbit Joker Little Women Marriage Story 1917 Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood Parasite
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    Musical Mondays Week 83 Yellow Submarine

    I did find it very funny that Ringo at the start of the movie was bemoaning how nothing exciting or interesting happens to him and then he goes to his house. In the house he's driving a car, giant things going from room to room, King Kong, etc. No wonder the streets of Liverpool are boring and nothing seems to happen if that's your house.
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    Musical Mondays Week 83 Yellow Submarine

    As the Beatles guy why do you think that is? I mean he's not the most conventionally handsome of the bunch. My theory would be that he does seem to be the most outgoing of them all though.
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