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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:09 pm 
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So, Tom and I saw Incredibles 2. Enjoyed it (not as much as the first one, though—more Edna Mode! More Edna Mode!). But it was perfect for a Sunday matinee followed by cocktails and a couple of appetizers at our favorite restaurant. I could get used to this not-working-50-hours-a-week thing.

Next up (probably): Crazy Rich Asians. As you can see, we are thoughtfully seeking out the most intellectually stimulating cinematic experiences we can get into for $5.50.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:31 am 
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Glad to hear you are getting a little time for some well deserved fun and relaxation. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:42 am 
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You sweet yov, you. :hug:

Yes. This is a sea change. I love it.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:45 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:51 am 
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TIL that the first 3-D movie with the red/blue glasses was in 1922!

Slightly less off topic, did you see the trailer for the modern-day version of The Little Women? I can't see how that would work.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:38 am 
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Finally saw Black Panther.

So far behind on movies. I'm beholden to Netflix streaming. Which will no longer have Marvel movies, soon. Not sure what I'll do then :nono:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:20 am 
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Oh, can we lure you into the MCU thread? :)

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lol probably.

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Edna reminds me of Hetty from NCIS Los Angeles. I wonder if there is any connection between the two!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:20 pm 
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Edna reminds me of Hetty from NCIS Los Angeles. I wonder if there is any connection between the two!


:agree:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:15 pm 
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The first Incredibles movie debuted in 2004. NCIS: Los Angeles had its debut in 2009.

However, a Google search leaves the question up in the air:

http://mikelynchcartoons.blogspot.com/2 ... ed-on.html

Linda Hunt's role in Kindergarten Cop could have been an inspiration, too.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:51 pm 
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
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I rewatched Alien over the weekend. I was really struck by how gorgeous the movie is. It's a pre-CG movie so all the effects are physical and in so many ways, it looks so much better than most modern movies. With all our tech advances, it's still hard to beat great physical sets and models. The creature effects do look pretty dated but everything else is so great.

That was such a big part of LOTR’s success is having all those great sets and physical locations. I'm not sure why so few people in Hollywood noticed and learned that lesson.


Including, arguably, the filmmaker who was responsible for that success!



Hey look, it's a big ol' CG fest from Peter Jackson!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:30 pm 
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Well, that looks really bad!

ETA: Just to clarify, Jackson is not the director of that film, Christian Rivers is, though Jackson, Walsh and Boyens wrote the screenplay.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:18 am 
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Speaking of CGI fests, I watched the 2016 Jungle Book. It has its moments, but it can't decide if it wants to be original Disney sweet or gritty, and does both badly. The animals are almost but not quite, lifelike, crossing into creepy when they talk and their faces move like humans'.

I also wish script writers would consider that writers whose books are still beloved decades or centuries after their death are probably really good at this writing thing, and using their stories and words is probably going to work better than making things up from scratch. That's true for Tolkien and it's true for Kipling.

*Hipsters off to watch the 1970s Soviet animation, which is still the best*

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:34 pm 
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Aww, I really liked that new Jungle Book. I thought the CGI was just about the most impressive I've ever seen! Then again, I have no familiarity with any of the prior versions so I have nothing to compare it to.



I've heard some wild rumors that some people on this message board kinda like that Terry Pratchett guy so some of them might be interested to see this:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:46 pm 
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That looks better than I have ever hoped. Tenant is dream casting for Crowley.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:01 pm 
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Holy cow!!! That would get me back to watching TV.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:19 pm 
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Aziraphale is perfect, too, although I don't know the actor.
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Many people, meeting Aziraphale for the first time, formed three impressions: that he was English, that he was intelligent, and that he was gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrous oxide.


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Two of these were wrong; Heaven is not in England, whatever certain poets may have thought, and angels are sexless unless they really want to make an effort. But he was intelligent. And it was an angelic intelligence which, while not being particularly higher than human intelligence, is much broader and has the advantage of having thousands of years of practice.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:40 am 
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I agree. Both of them are perfect. I don’t know either of them... but that trailer is perfect.

I had imagined Aziraphale taller, though.

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First Man

Very strong film – a great example of what you can actually do with the cinematic medium.

From a technical perspective, it follows the same pattern of eschewing CGI in favour of grittily realistic practical effects as Dunkirk. This makes it feel very real, particularly the claustrophobia of being trapped in a small violently shaking space capsule with the world spinning outside a small window. The use of sound adds a lot to the experience, particularly as the visuals are often dark, obscured, or in rapid motion. And from a character perspective, the acting is great and I thought the human elements worked very well. Gosling’s portrayal of Neil Armstrong is very understated, but (from my understanding) this matches his very reserved character. I thought it was emotionally engaging without being maudlin or saccharine, both of which were a risk given the subject matter.

I’m not familiar enough with the events to comment on the historical accuracy, although I saw everything I expected. There was an excruciating minute or so during one scene (those familiar with the Apollo program will know which one) when I knew exactly what was going to happen and found myself hoping it wasn’t going to be too difficult to watch. I’ll be curious to find out how close it struck to real events.

I’m surprised no-one has made a film like this before. It’ll be interesting to see how it holds up long-term against Apollo 13 in the canon of realistic space films. I’m also glad I went to the Space and Rocket Center as well, as having a real sense of the scale of the Saturn V helped put things in context.


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