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Divius
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Source: Free Fire
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BluenoseGames
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(04-01-2017, 09:08 PM)
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Zombieland - 7/10
I'm surprised that I enjoyed this given that I hate Jessie Eisenberg but I actually found it pretty funny and Emma Stone <3.

Life - 6/10
It was ok but nothing more.

Free Fire - 8/10
I couldn't stop laughing the whole cast was amazing; I thoroughly enjoyed it even though the ending was predictable.

Seeing Ghost in the Shell on Monday.

Top 5 of March:
1. The Departed
2. Money Monster
3. Logan
4. Zombieland
5. Kong: Skull Island
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Divius
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(04-01-2017, 09:11 PM)
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Watched 28 movies in March

TOP 5 NEW VIEWINGS OF MARCH
5. Shin Gojira
4. The Mask of Zorro
3. Leaving Las Vegas
2. Furious 6
1. 20th Century Women

MOST VALUABLE REWATCH
The Player

WORST NEW VIEWINGS OF MARCH
Office Christmas Party
The Great Wall
Lumpy Onion
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(04-01-2017, 09:23 PM)
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Antibirth (2016)- Odd movie. Not sure if I loved it but I enjoyed more than I thought I would and the ending was memorable. Pretty much a movie about two trashy women in their 30's (one is pregnant) going around doing drugs and drinking. Don't want to say too much as to not spoil, but fans of weird stuff should give it a shot. A good movie to watch late at night while stoned or drunk that makes you ask yourself "what the hell am I watching?". On Netflix if interested.
kevin1025
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(04-01-2017, 09:35 PM)
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I made it! I'm #4!

I'm seeing Life, Ghost in the Shell, and Power Rangers, all on Tuesday. Send all of your strength. I may drink a lot of Vanilla Coke to help me get through the day.

Trainspotting 2 FINALLY opened in Canada, and it's across the city! So I'll finally see that next week.

Free Fire is supposedly coming out on the 21st here, so that'll be nice.

And Personal Shopper is in the arthouse cinema later this month.

But let's be real. The Fate of the Furious in IMAX will be the true showstopper.
Ridley327
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(04-01-2017, 09:40 PM)
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Blame Zelda.

Top 5 new watches for March, no particular order:
-Miami Vice
-Logan
-All About Eve
-Get Out
-The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Most Valuable Rewatch: Metropolis

Honestly didn't see anything bad in March, but that's because I barely watched anything in March to begin with. Sorry!

Now that I can give my undivided attention to cinema again, I think I'll do another wacky Asian film bender until I don't feel like doing it anymore. Should be fun!
TheOnlyOneHeEverFeared
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(04-01-2017, 09:41 PM)
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I'll write out a bit more about Free Fire, but it was fecking amazing.

Jerry Maguire, unfortunately mediocre romantic comedy (dramedy?) that even dear old Mr Cruise can't save. Boring, kinda bad acting, fair bit of bad acting, predictable, but not bad enough to be interesting. Very 90s film though.
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Baroquemantic
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(04-01-2017, 09:41 PM)
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The Huntsman: Winter's War

That was great. I love this fantasy stuff.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Top in March

Didn't watch much, but here they are:

1. Star Trek: Beyond
2. Warcraft
3. Suicide Squad
4. The Voices
5. Joy
Addi
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(04-01-2017, 09:45 PM)
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Silence
Read the book years ago when I heard Scorsese was planning on making this movie. The book really resonated with me, especially since I grew up in a christian family, but I unfortunately feel the movie didn't live up to it. It's almost as if Scorsese had too much respect for the source material. The story unfolded pretty much like the book, but missing the inner monologues of the characters (even though there was some voice over), it didn't feel as poignant. Things should have been shaken up a bit to fit more to film's strengths. There was some lovely cinematography though, great use of atmospheric/ambient music and some good performances. 3/5
AngmarsKing701
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(04-01-2017, 09:48 PM)
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Only saw 4 movies in March, so it was a bummer of a month on the movie side for me. That being said, Black Sails series finale tomorrow night. If you aren't watching that show, you're doing yourself a disservice. Some of the best production values and performances on TV.

Those 4 new movie watches in March, in order of how I enjoyed them:
1. Logan
2. This is Spinal Tap
3. Beasts of No Nation
4. Solace

At least 3 out of the 4 were top tier imo. Solace was merely ok.

Going to see Beauty and the Beast tonight.
Bufbaf
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(04-01-2017, 09:51 PM)
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Rewatched Dr Strange and now Civil War. Damn I still love these movies, the Bucky/Cap/German Police fight is so awesome, and Strange still is boss of the MCU.
mariachi507
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(04-01-2017, 10:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ridley327

Blame Zelda.

No kidding! I didn't participate at all in last month's thread. I wanted to, but apparently I was the "light" or something like that, gotta save Hyrule.
phoenixyz
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(04-01-2017, 10:51 PM)
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I watched only one movie in february and 22 in march, so I am just going to post a combined

Top 10 of February and March
1. Arrival
2. Manchester by the Sea
3. The Edge of Seventeen
4. Nocturnal Animals
5. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
6. Moonlight
7. 20th Century Women
8. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
9. The Red Turtle
10. Silence
Count Dookkake
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(04-01-2017, 11:01 PM)
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Ok, after careful consideration, I have determined that BvS: Extended Edition is the greatest CBM of all time. It's not just because of Snyder's mastery of the imagery, but also his use of cinematic language. This is not a movie for lazy viewers or multi-taskers. Also, the actors all put in good work.
TheFlow
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(04-01-2017, 11:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Count Dookkake

Ok, after careful consideration, I have determined that BvS: Extended Edition is the greatest CBM of all time. It's not just because of Snyder's mastery of the imagery, but also his use of cinematic language. This is not a movie for lazy viewers or multi-taskers. Also, the actors all put in good work.

Visually stunning movie that is lackluster in ever department. Any of the cartoons featuring the characters in BVS are better and worth more of an investment.

Batman mowing down bad guys and branding them like cattle? Check

Superman being mopey check

Lex Luther being the worst on screen villain in the past 5 year check.

Snyder has no respect for the source material. He just jacks cool scenes from the comic and put them ins movie with no context or clue as to why they are so good to begin with.


Keep him away from comic book movies.
Snowman Prophet of Doom
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(04-01-2017, 11:10 PM)
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Dookake, your (and also icarus's, when she used to be here) weird soft spot for Snyder is both endearing and unfortunate.
True Savior
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(04-01-2017, 11:12 PM)
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Jackie - Pablo Larraín

I was extremely impressed by the recreation of the era. Not that I have lived in it, but there's a certain type of authenticity that really puts us there. Not just costumes and or set designs, etc.. The way the story is told, the pondering style, the framing, the weight of the words of the characters. I absolute adored that aspect of it. This is great movie-styling. The film itself is a bit meandering, lacks focus of what is trying to achieve. Still, Natalie Portman is magnificent in it. Less of drama, more of a stylish exercise. A serene one.
lordxar
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(04-01-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Oh Netflix how I've missed you. Archer has a new season and there are a ton of movies I've been wanting to catch so why did I start with this (maybe I April fooled myself)

The Money Pit I remember seeing this with my parents as a kid. I think they loved it but fast forward to now and its about as mediocre of an 80's comedy as you can get. Sure it has some gags but it really wasn't worth revisiting.

Looking backward I logged 19 movies last month which was very horror oriented. Guess my mood wasn't into anything else.

1. Split
2. Lake Nowhere
3. Dead Heat
4. Coherence
5. Midnight Meat Train

Honorable mentions for Phantasm 2 through Ravager because they were an awesome surprise.
Count Dookkake
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(04-01-2017, 11:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Snowman Prophet of Doom

Dookake, your (and also icarus's, when she used to be here) weird soft spot for Snyder is both endearing and unfortunate.

Just the other day, she and I were having a good laugh at the Marvel stans always lining up for their latest serving of shit sausage.

During that conversation, I wondered if some of the vitriol aimed at Snyder is based on his looks. "Why does this jock get to play with my superhero dolls!?"
TheFlow
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(04-01-2017, 11:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Count Dookkake

Just the other day, she and I were having a good laugh at the Marvel stans always lining up for their latest serving of shit sausage.

During that conversation, I wondered if some of the vitriol aimed at Snyder is based on his looks. "Why does this jock get to play with my superhero dolls!?"

Lol wut is this post. Can't tell if it is a Aprils fool thing or inside joke
KraftyKrankins
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(04-01-2017, 11:18 PM)
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Saw only 9 movies and 1 special in the past month.

Six Shooter
Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin
Split
T2 Trainspotting
Song to Song
Patriots Day
Mulholland Drive
xXx: Return of Xander Cage
An American Werewolf in London
Logan

Best one was easily(and surprisingly) Trainspotting 2, which I also rewatched today.
Worst one? Song to Song. I'd have to get paid to watch it again. A lot.
Puck Beaverton
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(04-01-2017, 11:19 PM)
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We need more jock directors. Too many nerds behind the camera.

I want more frat boy Josh Trank's goddammit.
Count Dookkake
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(04-01-2017, 11:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheFlow

Lol wut is this post. Can't tell if it is a Aprils fool thing or inside joke

She also thinks it is funny when white-knighting half-wits insist that Snyder is a misogynist.
brianjones
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(04-01-2017, 11:21 PM)
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yeah song to song sucked, sry dawgs

I was officially bored of the twirling people petting Malick trilogy
Puck Beaverton
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(04-01-2017, 11:22 PM)
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I still haven't seen Song to Song. Hopefully I will become its apologist, but me expecting it to be decent will probably fuck me over.
KraftyKrankins
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(04-01-2017, 11:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Puck Beaverton

I still haven't seen Song to Song. Hopefully I will become its apologist, but me expecting it to be decent will probably fuck me over.

Many people at the screening I went to literally jumped up when the credits hit saying "Oh god, let's get the fuck out of here." Not just a few of them, the majority of the 60-80 people in there. It was agonizing.
Puck Beaverton
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(04-01-2017, 11:28 PM)
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You just described every Malick film since Thin Red Line.
KraftyKrankins
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(04-01-2017, 11:30 PM)
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Nahh, the other two after TRL were waaaay better.
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Originally Posted by Count Dookkake

Ok, after careful consideration, I have determined that BvS: Extended Edition is the greatest CBM of all time. It's not just because of Snyder's mastery of the imagery, but also his use of cinematic language. This is not a movie for lazy viewers or multi-taskers. Also, the actors all put in good work.

good on you man. I only think it's the best comic book movie of 2016 (and best cinematic universe comic book movie). Responded to Logan a lot better for instance. but yeah i admire its ambition and visuals a lot more than these other middle of the mall shits.

Originally Posted by True Savior

Jackie - Pablo Larraín

I was extremely impressed by the recreation of the era. Not that I have lived in it, but there's a certain type of authenticity that really puts us there. Not just costumes and or set designs, etc.. The way the story is told, the pondering style, the framing, the weight of the words of the characters. I absolute adored that aspect of it. This is great movie-styling. The film itself is a bit meandering, lacks focus of what is trying to achieve. Still, Natalie Portman is magnificent in it. Less of drama, more of a stylish exercise. A serene one.

yeah I can't help but wish it was more focused. but Micah Levi's soundtrack really helped the meandering nature of the film. And that scene where they show the filming of her white house tour for example was really well done. Great period authenticity.

Pretty interesting choice not even showing JFK's face too, or having only a few lines of dialogue from him.
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Puck Beaverton
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(04-01-2017, 11:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by KraftyKrankins

Nahh, the other two after TRL were waaaay better.

Well yeah, but every Malick film has mass walkouts.

At least my viewings of Tree of Life onward had multiple people walk out.
omgkitty
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(04-01-2017, 11:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Puck Beaverton

Well yeah, but every Malick film has mass walkouts.

At least my viewings of Tree of Life onward had multiple people walk out.

For me, Malick reached the precipice of insanity with Tree of Life, melding everything perfectly into this grand expression. After that, he promptly stepped off that cliff into the void.
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(04-01-2017, 11:36 PM)
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Thin Red Line is GOAT Malick for me. Every once in a while The New World creeps in as well, but TRL prevails.

Tree of Life is a masterpiece too, as flawed as it may be with those scenes of Sean Penn looking braindead.

That movie both managed to get great reviews AND a bunch of boos at Cannes. They boo some pretty dope movies though so whatever.
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I agree about Tree being his peak, but I still find certain pleasures from To the Wonder and Knight of Cups.

I think them being so personal doesn't help.
Count Dookkake
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(04-01-2017, 11:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Discotheque

good on you man. I only think it's the best comic book movie of 2016 (and best cinematic universe comic book movie). Responded to Logan a lot better for instance. but yeah i admire its ambition and visuals a lot more than these other middle of the mall shits.

I can respect your views.

What is the best CBM?

Also, I lol'ed at "middle of the mall shits." Too perfect.
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I still really like Spiderman 2, being a big fan of those Raimi movies I think I should check out Darkman again one of these days.
KraftyKrankins
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(04-01-2017, 11:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Puck Beaverton

I agree about Tree being his peak, but I still find certain pleasures from To the Wonder and Knight of Cups.

I think them being so personal doesn't help.

You'll appreciate it then. At least after the twerking scene.

I'm not kidding.
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(04-01-2017, 11:39 PM)
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I didn't think Song to Song sucked. It was like a 6/10.
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(04-01-2017, 11:40 PM)
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Malick filming a twerking scene. WATTBA
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Originally Posted by KraftyKrankins

You'll appreciate it then. At least after the twerking scene.

I'm not kidding.

...beautiful
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(04-01-2017, 11:42 PM)
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Song to Song has the most convincing monkey impression I've ever seen. Fassbender deserves an Oscar just for that moment.
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Saw Trainspotting 2 yesterday. Was expecting a decent movie but I came out of it loving it. It was a great nostalgia trip and really added a layer to the characters and proved to be a great finale to their arcs. Two scenes that stand out to me were the choose life scene and the ending. Had a really good time with this one. 8/10

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Originally Posted by Discotheque

Malick filming a twerking scene. WATTBA

Filmed with a wide angle lens. The widest of angles. Poetry. Emotion. Ass. Lubezki delivering the goods.
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Originally Posted by Discotheque

Malick filming a twerking scene. WATTBA

The strip club scenes in Knight of Cups with Teresa Palmer were GOAT.

That Lubezki lighting whew
Icolin
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Even if Song to Song sucks, I'm still in for Radegund. That movie sounds amazing.

Malick's return to WW2, August Diehl in the lead role, apparently more narratively straightforward than his past few movies.

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Originally Posted by KraftyKrankins

Filmed with a wide angle lens. The widest of angles. Poetry. Emotion. Ass. Lubezki delivering the goods.

I love everything about this.
Divius
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(04-01-2017, 11:51 PM)
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Still got a month+ wait until Song to Song. Grrr.
TheFlow
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(04-02-2017, 12:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Discotheque

good on you man. I only think it's the best comic book movie of 2016 (and best cinematic universe comic book movie). Responded to Logan a lot better for instance. but yeah i admire its ambition and visuals a lot more than these other middle of the mall shits.



yeah I can't help but wish it was more focused. but Micah Levi's soundtrack really helped the meandering nature of the film. And that scene where they show the filming of her white house tour for example was really well done. Great period authenticity.

Pretty interesting choice not even showing JFK's face too, or having only a few lines of dialogue from him.

BvS had ambition? Now I know this is an April fools thing
Count Dookkake
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(04-02-2017, 12:04 AM)
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The food court's that way, right next to the shitters.
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Lubezki is obviously extremely talented, one of the best in the game right now, but something about his movies sometimes rubs me the wrong way. Just get this artificial feeling, like a pretty picture with no substance behind it. I put it more on directing I guess, I just want him attached to a more traditionally shot movie. He's just too showy.
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(04-02-2017, 12:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Count Dookkake

She also thinks it is funny when white-knighting half-wits insist that Snyder is a misogynist.

I mostly just think he's very one-dimensional and has no real sense for decent characterization (and is a pretty bad director of actors, tbh), but I find most accusations of -isms nowadays are often overblown and are typically an example of bending reality to fit an agenda, rather than the inverse. To me, Raimi is the only director who had a sense for how to blend campiness and seriousness (even in SM3, fucking fight me nerds) in an aesthetically cohesive way, not to mention he simply knew how to wring characterization out of small moments and interactions.

tbh, being the best comic book movie is a bit like being voted ladies' man at the Brony Convention, but that's a whole other conversation.

Edit: Lubezki's lensing is likely what is going to be remembered of Malick post-Tree of Life, let's be real.

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