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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Onhell, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Just caught up with this season of Bates Motel .. holy crap, episode 5 was fantastic. 5 more to go in the series
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  2. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

  3. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

  4. terrell39

    terrell39 Ancient Mariner

    Saw Elvis Meets Nixon 1997 film (which I enjoyed), but have not seen this yet. How was it?
  5. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Spacey based his Nixon on Futurama Nixon.
  6. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  7. Ariana

    Ariana Purple leopard

    The original It still haunts me. It must be because I was a child back then and, goodness, that was the scariest thing I'd seen! (Okay, maybe on par with Bob from Twin Peaks) I'm really curious to see what it might do to me as an adult.
  8. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    I really wonder how the new version will take care of the book - especially since the themes, athmosphere and the overall meaning is not really easy to put to screen.

    BTW, seen Gladiator, A Man for All Seasons (the original 1966 version) and Therese (1986) lately. The only highlight (and the reason for my current avatar) was AMFAS - a wonderful story, clever and resonant. St. Thomas More was a gentleman and a scholar, if there ever was one. I have seen Gladiator for the first time and I admit I was pretty underwhelmed. Yep, the ending is a regular tearjerker, but especially the first third of the movie is pretty bad, IMHO. The actors behave weirdly, even Crowe whom I love, the screenplay is often heavy-handed and full of clichés and in general I somehow regretted I haven't seen the movie in high school as many people around me have.I might just still be under the spell of Ben Hur that did all of that 50 years earlier, but still. Without Zimmer, I wonder whether I would feel any emotions at all until the very end.

    Therese is just... weird. From the filmmaking point of view, actually, possibly also from the theological point of view... pretty much generally. It was very interesting and unusual movie, that's for sure, and it quite aptly managed to convey the whole "mystic" stuff, but it's not my favourite and I definitely won't be coming back to it anytime soon.
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  9. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    ... so, you like gladiator movies

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  10. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    Now that's a classic! :D
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  11. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Yes it is .. I have probably seen it 50 times (first time in the theater) ... never fails to crack me up
  12. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    You fucking rule, bearfan! Probably one of the best films ever made. Right up there with Predator...
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  13. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    Watching Lost.

    I watched it on and off during the time it was first aired (up through the last season, I think), but now we've decided to watch the whole thing. About halfway through season 1.
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  14. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    I have watched it a few times .. some rough moments (see Season 3) .. but overall an incredibly good show

    an interesting way to do a rewatch of the show .. and someone with a ton of time on his hand

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  15. Srogyy

    Srogyy Ancient Mariner

    I love Lost, watched it all when it was originally on air. This kind of gripping narrative was like nothing I had seen before. The cliffhangers were crazy. Nowadays various series got us used to this kind of stuff, but back then it was fresh (at least to me). I introduced my sister to Lost a couple of moths ago, so we watched 2 seasons and took a break. It was a lot of fun to revisit it and see the reaction of someone who was watching it for the first time.

    As for the weaker moments, I'd say it's season 5 and 6 when
    things got a little too supernatural. I don't remember the details anymore, but the ending arc was disappointing.
    Nonetheless, watching seasons 1-4 is a rewarding experience in itself IMO. And even the weaker seasons have at least some cool redeeming moments.
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  16. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    The Walking Dead season 7 finale.

    This season was really frustrating. They spend the entire season building up towards this epic war against Negan and the Saviors, and nothing gets resolved. Don't get me wrong, the battle scenes in the finale were awesome, but this should have happened like 7 episodes ago. There hasn't really been any progression at all of the storyline over the 2nd half of the season.

    I'm afraid that they are turning Negan into The Governor 2.0; Interesting character, but stuck around for waay too long.

    Also, Sasha's death was probably the least emotionally-impactful main character death in the history of the show. I just never cared about her character at all, and am kind of glad she's gone. The only character I'd be even happier to see killed off is the priest.
  17. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    True that, this season was super slow. I'm not gonna give up on the show (again), but they need to pick up the pace.

    Negan is way more awesome than The Governor.


    Come on, he's much better now :p

    #1 person I wanna see get killed is Morgan.
  18. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Negan is a fantastic character and well acted, imo. He's so utterly despicable, that's incredibly hard to portray. I'd love to see him repeatedly run over by a large truck, but I'm absolutely sure he's not going to get killed off like that.

    What I think was missing in the finale/buildup was a much bigger twist, a real mindfuck moment. The betrayal didn't mean much, and wasn't even entirely a surprise, because there was no real relationship with the trash people. I'd like to think Negan would have been several steps ahead of everyone, including Sasha (and Eugene, for supplying the suicide pill), and could only be undermined by something extremely unexpected. Critics seem to be rating the unexceptional shootout as the highlight.
  19. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    Saw Ghost in the Shell last night. Wasn't as nearly as bad as many of the reviews made it out to be. The plot was the weak point (a predictable Robocop meets Bourne mashup), but the aesthetics/visuals were amazing (as a fan of the original version, they did a great job capturing the world). Too bad the movie bombed and there's zero chance of a sequel to explore the theme in greater/more sophisticated detail.
  20. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

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