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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #41865 on: May 17, 2019, 10:18:11 am »
Beria was one of the biggest evils in a nation of biggest evils. The movie got that right.

The movie got a lot right.  Just not the history (which it wasn't attempting).
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #41866 on: May 17, 2019, 12:30:28 pm »
Apparently Robert Pattinson is set to sign up to play Batman in the next Batman movie.

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/robert-pattinson-batman-matt-reeves-bruce-wayne-dc-comics-1203125473/

Interesting in that after Twilight Pattinson has pretty much dedicated himself to indie movies.  Interesting choice to again sign up to a potential superhero blockbuster.

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #41867 on: May 17, 2019, 12:51:05 pm »
Initial reaction- that casting director should never work again.
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« Reply #41868 on: May 17, 2019, 01:04:44 pm »
Reminder: the people who decried Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Heath Ledger as nothing but pretty-boys were wrong.

Maybe don't rush to judgement with your hot takes?
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #41869 on: May 17, 2019, 01:18:31 pm »
I've seen clips from Twilight...

Anyway, that's what movie critics are for. Giving him a chance, so we don't have to.
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« Reply #41870 on: May 17, 2019, 02:09:00 pm »
Sadly, Star vs. the Forces of Evil comes to an end on Sunday - same day as Game of Thrones. They have a lot of similarities (though I haven't been following GoT, the latter seems to be ending rather less happily!).

Review that notes this here:

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/05/star-vs-the-forces-of-evil-wraps-its-series-run-as.html

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This Sunday, a generations-long battle of the wills waged (mostly) between powerful women to determine the fate of a monstrous magical kingdom will reach its epic conclusion. And then, 13 and a half hours later, Game of Thrones will air.

This reads as glib, but once I realized that Disney Channelís metal-as-heck animated series Star vs. the Forces of Evil would be wrapping its increasingly ambitious serialized run the same day Game of Thrones would, the parallels between the two became almost laughably obvious. Like Game of Thrones, Star vs. the Forces of Evil is interested in investigating the corrosive effects that absolute power can have even on those with the best of intentions. Like Game of Thrones, Star vs. the Forces of Evil has spent the latter part of this investigation centering the perspectives of several powerful women, each from different generations, each motivated by a slightly different ideology. Like Game of Thrones, Star vs. the Forces of Evil found one of these women deciding in its penultimate episode that the only way to move into the future was to wreak havoc on the past. And like on GoT, on SvtFoE, that woman even ended up being the one with long, snow-white hair tied back in severe braids. (Moon Butterfly, how could you??)
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #41871 on: May 17, 2019, 03:25:34 pm »
A bit reductive to say Game of Thrones is (mostly) the story of powerful women.
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« Reply #41872 on: May 17, 2019, 03:36:39 pm »
Sadly, Star vs. the Forces of Evil comes to an end on Sunday - same day as Game of Thrones. They have a lot of similarities (though I haven't been following GoT, the latter seems to be ending rather less happily!).

Review that notes this here:

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/05/star-vs-the-forces-of-evil-wraps-its-series-run-as.html

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This Sunday, a generations-long battle of the wills waged (mostly) between powerful women to determine the fate of a monstrous magical kingdom will reach its epic conclusion. And then, 13 and a half hours later, Game of Thrones will air.

This reads as glib, but once I realized that Disney Channelís metal-as-heck animated series Star vs. the Forces of Evil would be wrapping its increasingly ambitious serialized run the same day Game of Thrones would, the parallels between the two became almost laughably obvious. Like Game of Thrones, Star vs. the Forces of Evil is interested in investigating the corrosive effects that absolute power can have even on those with the best of intentions. Like Game of Thrones, Star vs. the Forces of Evil has spent the latter part of this investigation centering the perspectives of several powerful women, each from different generations, each motivated by a slightly different ideology. Like Game of Thrones, Star vs. the Forces of Evil found one of these women deciding in its penultimate episode that the only way to move into the future was to wreak havoc on the past. And like on GoT, on SvtFoE, that woman even ended up being the one with long, snow-white hair tied back in severe braids. (Moon Butterfly, how could you??)

Was that really a serious review of... this:



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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #41873 on: May 17, 2019, 03:56:44 pm »
Yes. And as Malthus indicates quite thoroughly with his art thread:

it is an awesome show.
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« Reply #41874 on: May 17, 2019, 06:04:18 pm »
Sadly, Star vs. the Forces of Evil comes to an end on Sunday - same day as Game of Thrones. They have a lot of similarities (though I haven't been following GoT, the latter seems to be ending rather less happily!).

Review that notes this here:

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/05/star-vs-the-forces-of-evil-wraps-its-series-run-as.html

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This Sunday, a generations-long battle of the wills waged (mostly) between powerful women to determine the fate of a monstrous magical kingdom will reach its epic conclusion. And then, 13 and a half hours later, Game of Thrones will air.

This reads as glib, but once I realized that Disney Channelís metal-as-heck animated series Star vs. the Forces of Evil would be wrapping its increasingly ambitious serialized run the same day Game of Thrones would, the parallels between the two became almost laughably obvious. Like Game of Thrones, Star vs. the Forces of Evil is interested in investigating the corrosive effects that absolute power can have even on those with the best of intentions. Like Game of Thrones, Star vs. the Forces of Evil has spent the latter part of this investigation centering the perspectives of several powerful women, each from different generations, each motivated by a slightly different ideology. Like Game of Thrones, Star vs. the Forces of Evil found one of these women deciding in its penultimate episode that the only way to move into the future was to wreak havoc on the past. And like on GoT, on SvtFoE, that woman even ended up being the one with long, snow-white hair tied back in severe braids. (Moon Butterfly, how could you??)

Was that really a serious review of... this:



?!

Yup.

The show looks exactly like a bit of fluff about a magical princess for the kids ... but looks can be very deceiving!

It deals with some big issues that go well beyond the usual ambit of a kid's show; it really isn't for kids alone. As well as going a lot darker than you would expect. The last few episodes out-do Game of Thrones in terms of really disturbing twists (the oppressed part of the population is facing genocide and it's completely the fault of the heroine's mother - who had some sound reasons for her betrayal, but still).

- Also, for you Douglas Adams fans out there, the last episode was set in "The Tavern at the End of the Multiverse".  :D
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #41875 on: May 18, 2019, 10:07:20 am »
They have cast the vampire boytoy from the Twilight films as the new Batman. I thought that after Ben Affleck the only way was up, but seems I was wrong.  <_<

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« Reply #41876 on: May 18, 2019, 10:16:16 am »
I thought Affleck did it very good.

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« Reply #41877 on: May 18, 2019, 10:23:10 am »
They have cast the vampire boytoy from the Twilight films as the new Batman. I thought that after Ben Affleck the only way was up, but seems I was wrong.  <_<

Can you believe they cast Heath Ledger as the Joker?
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #41878 on: May 18, 2019, 10:24:24 am »
They have cast the vampire boytoy from the Twilight films as the new Batman. I thought that after Ben Affleck the only way was up, but seems I was wrong.  <_<

I have seen High Life. Pattinson can totally do Batman.
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« Reply #41879 on: May 18, 2019, 10:27:46 am »
I haven't seen High Life, but in any other movie I have seen he's been terribly wooden. Definitely not a Heath Ledger scenario - who already had an oscar nomination under his belt when he was cast.