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« Reply #1080 on: February 10, 2015, 07:38:19 AM »
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« Reply #1081 on: February 10, 2015, 07:31:00 PM »
Jupiter Ascending

It wasn't good. I think that about sums it up.
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Re: Just Watched
« Reply #1082 on: February 13, 2015, 01:02:33 AM »
Has anyone watched this show called The Slap? It's literally about someone slapping someone else's child and the fallout that occurs because of it. I couldn't help but laugh every time I saw a commercial for this piece of crap on television. Apparently it's a remake of an Australian television series based on a book with the same premise. I guess we can blame Vindictus for this god awful stain on our pop culture collective.

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« Reply #1083 on: February 13, 2015, 01:45:36 AM »
Has anyone watched this show called The Slap? It's literally about someone slapping someone else's child and the fallout that occurs because of it. I couldn't help but laugh every time I saw a commercial for this piece of crap on television. Apparently it's a remake of an Australian television series based on a book with the same premise. I guess we can blame Vindictus for this god awful stain on our pop culture collective.

It aired on the ABC so I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. What retarded US producers do with it, I couldn't care less.

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« Reply #1084 on: February 13, 2015, 01:57:43 AM »


It looks awful.

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« Reply #1085 on: February 13, 2015, 02:03:59 AM »
Syler: I just slapped your kid

Mom: I can't believe you just slapped my kid

The Slap

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« Reply #1086 on: February 13, 2015, 02:06:08 AM »
I like Zachary Quintas, but will not watch that show
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« Reply #1087 on: February 13, 2015, 02:07:20 AM »
I hope it carries on for 15 seasons and becomes increasingly retarded. Through a complicated series of events, a powerful drug cartel sides with the pro-slappers and and ancient guild of assassins sides with the anti-slappers, or something.
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Re: Just Watched
« Reply #1088 on: February 13, 2015, 02:55:37 AM »
I don't know, looks like compelling must-see appointment television to me.
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Re: Just Watched
« Reply #1089 on: February 14, 2015, 02:13:27 AM »
Trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's new movie, Crimson Peak, just came out. Looks cool so far.

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« Reply #1090 on: February 14, 2015, 05:48:45 PM »
I'm definitely going to be seeing it. I love del Toro and Hiddleston.

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« Reply #1091 on: February 14, 2015, 07:34:57 PM »
I'm definitely going to be seeing it. I love del Toro and Hiddleston.

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Re: Just Watched
« Reply #1094 on: February 15, 2015, 06:10:48 PM »
No, this is the Official Capeshit Thread.  Personally, I'm worried about the thought of Sony's grubby hands mucking up the MCU.

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« Reply #1095 on: February 16, 2015, 10:35:02 AM »
Has anyone watched this show called The Slap? It's literally about someone slapping someone else's child and the fallout that occurs because of it. I couldn't help but laugh every time I saw a commercial for this piece of crap on television. Apparently it's a remake of an Australian television series based on a book with the same premise. I guess we can blame Vindictus for this god awful stain on our pop culture collective.

I think that as a miniseries (or standard-length British drama of about 6 episodes) it could work quite well, exploring the stresses and strains of a suburban community, intergenerational conflicts, the changing nature of parenting, the expectations on parents and what happens if they fail to live up to them.

My guess is that it isn't that good, though.

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Re: Just Watched
« Reply #1096 on: February 20, 2015, 11:08:56 PM »
Shattered Glass (Billy Ray)

Shattered Glass tells the story of Stephen Glass, a writer for The New Republic about whom all is not quite right.  He seems to live a charmed life always at the centre of unbelievable and fantastic happenings, but hints start to show through his cheerful demeanour that he is walking a tight rope between reality and fantasy.  Hayden Christensen is not a brilliant actor, but nowhere near as bad as his Star Wars tenure would lead one to believe, and while he does falter in some of the more intense scenes he is overall quite good here.  I feel like both he and co-star Peter Sarsgaard could have used a more confident and experienced director than first-timer Billy Ray to guide them through the more psychologically complex elements of their relationship.

Though competently acted and produced, that's all it is, a competent film, unfortunately so given the interesting subject matter.  It's a good story with plenty of twists and and air of paranoia and fragility, but there is a lack of something, the directorial confidence and experience I spoke of, which refuses it the edge it needs to be a great feature film.

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« Reply #1097 on: February 23, 2015, 07:07:01 AM »
'The Grand Illusion' (1937)

A marvelous political classic, it indicts western democracies who think themselves so different from National Socialism. Goebbels called it the worst movie ever made.

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Re: Just Watched
« Reply #1098 on: February 25, 2015, 05:42:06 AM »
Agent Carter concluded tonight.  Will there be another season of it at some point?  I have no idea, but even if there isn't, this was great just as its own self-contained little story.  I encourage all the MCU fans here to check it out.  It's only eight episodes, or about six hours of content, but they make every minute of it count.

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« Reply #1099 on: February 25, 2015, 07:29:18 AM »
Love Exposure (Sion Sono, 2008)

So, this film is really hard to condense - it's four hours long, for one, but mostly it's due to its thematic complexity and the ways it uses to tackle said themes. How often can you say that a film explores concepts of Catholic guilt and sin with panty-shot voyeurism? A lot of what this film is about sounds quite ridiculous on paper, but it handles it expertly - it deals with a lot of heavy and serious subject matters, but approaches them with a sardonic sense of humor that doesn't come across as off-tone.

Despite what the running time would suggest, this film is anything but slow. In fact, it would be hard to imagine all of its intertwined themes being tackled in a shorter running time, yet despite that its narrative is amazingly coherent and tightly paced for what it is. I loved it, and it's definitely earned a spot as one of my favourite films. 9/10