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Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-30-24
Replies: 89
I don't know how to hate films
Posted By jal90
Beautifully written, Minio. Remember that you...

Beautifully written, Minio. Remember that you have no obligation to criticize or display negativity; and expressing your thoughts and concerns about cinema should not necessarily come in the shape of...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-19-23
Replies: 82,287
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By jal90
I see it a bit of the other way around. If Barbie...

I see it a bit of the other way around. If Barbie can include a -compelling to a lot of people- gender commentary, why don't other blockbuster corporate movies do the same?

We are already assuming...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 07-11-23
Replies: 195
Oppenheimer
Posted By jal90
I'm very interested on this, but for God's sake...

I'm very interested on this, but for God's sake somebody please ban Nolan from participating personally in the promotional phase of his films again. These last weeks/months have been completely...
Replies: 31
Beneficiaries of "Cancel Culture"?
Posted By jal90
I mean, this thread is about Shane Gillis, and by...

I mean, this thread is about Shane Gillis, and by extension I would also talk about people who are fired by companies; this kind of "cancellation" that ultimately depends on the decision of a CEO is...
Replies: 54
The Block- and Ignore-Button in Forums?
Posted By jal90
I don't think I have anyone blocked in this site...

I don't think I have anyone blocked in this site (maybe at the time?), but I have tons of people blocked in Twitter. In forums, it kind of doesn't feel worthy at all; mainly because of the format,...
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 07-11-23
Replies: 131
RIP mark f
Posted By jal90
I'll make it short because I don't feel I knew...

I'll make it short because I don't feel I knew mark well enough, but I just knew today of this and it was very shocking. He was so recognizable and his love for movies was contagious and inspiring,...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 07-11-23
Replies: 68
Napoleon 2023 (Ridley Scott)
Posted By jal90
I would usually agree with the idea that we...

I would usually agree with the idea that we should respect the cultural origins of historical characters in appropriate casting choices, but as a Spaniard and culturally obliged to fulfill a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 07-09-23
Replies: 82,287
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By jal90
Go, go second time virgin - Yuke yuke nidome no...

Go, go second time virgin - Yuke yuke nidome no shojo (Kji Wakamatsu, 1969) rating_4

https://i0.wp.com/www.electricsheepmagazine.co.uk/reviews/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/review_GoGo.jpg

An...
Replies: 31
Beneficiaries of "Cancel Culture"?
Posted By jal90
Are you familiar with "accountability"? ...

Are you familiar with "accountability"?


Because all you are saying still doesn't place an ounce of responsibility in the acts of those who effectively censor or fire Shane Gillis. Firing him is...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 07-08-23
Replies: 82,287
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By jal90
I, a negro - Moi, un noir (Jean Rouch, 1958)...

I, a negro - Moi, un noir (Jean Rouch, 1958) rating_4


https://cartelera.elpais.com/assets/uploads/2021/02/05030126/F_23451.jpg


First time watching a Jean Rouch film, the immediate thought...
Replies: 31
Beneficiaries of "Cancel Culture"?
Posted By jal90
That's still deviating the attention from the...

That's still deviating the attention from the actual decision makers. You don't "get fired" because of criticism, the company you work for fires you. If you have to blame somebody, it should be SNL...
Replies: 31
Beneficiaries of "Cancel Culture"?
Posted By jal90
Just to say, the term "cancel culture" is useful...

Just to say, the term "cancel culture" is useful when you don't want to make the artist or the company they work for accountable for their own decisions, but the rest of the day it's a meaningless...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 08-20-21
Replies: 70
Absolutely WORST directors ever.
Posted By jal90
I don't know how does it make me look in this...

I don't know how does it make me look in this thread, but I watched an Uwe Boll film that was actually good once. He's more than deserving of the spot for his videogame adaptations though.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 10-20-20
Replies: 7
Jane Fonda calls Covid "God's gift to the Left."
Posted By jal90
"It clearly reveals how one faction thinks" yeah,...

"It clearly reveals how one faction thinks" yeah, yours. Pretty clearly.

Like holy crap, why do you think any leftist would thank God for covid. This woman is just completely out of her mind and...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 07-18-20
Replies: 41
When's the proper time to forgive constant anachronisms?
Posted By jal90
There's never a proper time. They are, uh,...

There's never a proper time. They are, uh, anachronisms.

But I'd say they are forgivable as long as they don't unwillingly break your suspension of disbelief. You don't watch a historical fiction...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 05-21-20
Replies: 133
Do people only give bad movies the SJW label?
Posted By jal90
Holy crap, whenever the movie fandom learned the...

Holy crap, whenever the movie fandom learned the terms "agenda" and "woke" it all got screwed up.

This whole debate of forced or unforced, of quotas and SJWs is malicious from its very roots....
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 05-21-20
Replies: 125
Who or What is that in your Avatar Picture?
Posted By jal90
I've had three avatars if my memory is right. ...

I've had three avatars if my memory is right.

First was cover art of the character Rakka from Haibane Renmei.

Second was the titular doctor portrayed by Toshiro Mifune in Red Beard.

Current...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 09-28-19
Replies: 4
Is the Plot Diagram A Good Storytelling Reference?
Posted By jal90
It is. But it's also not an obligatory reference,...

It is. But it's also not an obligatory reference, and in other cultures it isn't the main narrative structure of choice.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 09-12-19
Replies: 42
Why is "studio interference" have such a negative connotation?
Posted By jal90
Because directors are perceived as the main...

Because directors are perceived as the main ideologists of the movies they make, so any change made from a third party is seen as against the very artistic purity of the project. I think it's not a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-22-19
Replies: 70
Why does society want actors to be similar to roles they are playing?
Posted By jal90
That's an assumption of an assumption you are...

That's an assumption of an assumption you are making out there.

I don't seem to think anything. I just don't think it's fair to hold that kind of argument from either of our positions. Because...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-17-19
Replies: 16
I'm done with Marvel
Posted By jal90
[LOLs in Spanish]

[LOLs in Spanish]
Forum: Movie Reviews 03-17-19
Replies: 1,972
MoFo Top 100 Horror Movies: The List
Posted By jal90
Had to put The snow woman at my 25th. A very...

Had to put The snow woman at my 25th. A very aesthetic story about elements of Japanese folklore, more about supernatural romance than truly horror, but with the unease of dealing with an essentially...
Forum: Movie Reviews 03-14-19
Replies: 633
The Movie Forums Top 100 Horror Movies
Posted By jal90
Just sent my list. I hope everything's okay.

Just sent my list. I hope everything's okay.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-14-19
Replies: 70
Why does society want actors to be similar to roles they are playing?
Posted By jal90
Yes, the position is contrary to some trans...

Yes, the position is contrary to some trans people's thoughts and opinions on the matter. What moral high ground do you believe I set myself in? Holy crap, Yoda, don't give me that. If I didn't say...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-14-19
Replies: 70
Why does society want actors to be similar to roles they are playing?
Posted By jal90
Uhm Yoda, you are bringing accusations here that...

Uhm Yoda, you are bringing accusations here that are unfair to the debate. I do know that not all trans people feel the same about this subject. I never talked in behalf of anybody, I said that...