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Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-26-20
Replies: 150
Are audiences so sensitive and offended by movie content nowadays?
Seriously?! You do realise that millennials range...

Seriously?! You do realise that millennials range from 23 to around 38.

Have they really had ‘lots of diversity’? Just because there was more racism in the seventies doesn’t mean that racism...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 01-26-20
Replies: 76
Spectre (Bond 24)
I agree, didn’t find her particularly memorable...

I agree, didn’t find her particularly memorable at all, whereas Vesper Lynd is still memorable after nearly 15 years.
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 01-26-20
Replies: 76
Spectre (Bond 24)
The pre-credits scene was about a lost memory...

The pre-credits scene was about a lost memory stick! Silva was straight out of the seventies- a camp gay villain with mother issues. Considering the ending of QoS, there is no way Bond would have...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-21-20
Replies: 150
Are audiences so sensitive and offended by movie content nowadays?
You could say the same about the anti-PC brigade...

You could say the same about the anti-PC brigade though. Unless the actor is a white male, there’s always a comment how it is token casting and ‘diversity’ is ruining things and the women are taking...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 01-21-20
Replies: 76
Spectre (Bond 24)
Re: Spectre (Bond 24)

Both Spectre and Skyfall looked drab rather than glamorous. The trouble with both is that they want to have their cake and eat it- Bond to be more psychologically convincing and ‘modern’ yet they...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-18-20
Replies: 129
Why is Parasite nominated for best picture, when it's a foreign film?
Black history is much broader than slavery-...

Black history is much broader than slavery- that’s why people find it offensive. Rather than getting to play a range of historical characters, it’s pigeonholing. Again, the obsession with historical...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-17-20
Replies: 150
Are audiences so sensitive and offended by movie content nowadays?
There are plenty of comedies where women are...

There are plenty of comedies where women are playing silly humorous roles. Besides, people tend to already have their favourites for those type of comedies- they’re comfort films.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-17-20
Replies: 129
Why is Parasite nominated for best picture, when it's a foreign film?
Re: Why is Parasite nominated for best picture, when it's a foreign fi

The Oscars favour predictable conservatism (hence the term Oscar-bait, which everyone understands what that refers to). You can never prove the charge of racism because the selection of actors is so...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-15-20
Replies: 129
Why is Parasite nominated for best picture, when it's a foreign film?
Why would it be a cheat? If a foreign film is the...

Why would it be a cheat? If a foreign film is the Best Picture winner it is by default Best Foreign Picture. It would be a cheat to deny it the opportunity to run for Best Picture if it genuinely is....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-15-20
Replies: 150
Are audiences so sensitive and offended by movie content nowadays?
Firstly, why do female (or indeed male)...

Firstly, why do female (or indeed male) characters need to be dumb in order to be funny? There are female actresses who play dumb- Rebel Wilson scratching her groin in Cats wasn’t exactly high wit.
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Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-14-20
Replies: 150
Are audiences so sensitive and offended by movie content nowadays?
Re: Are audiences so sensitive and offended by movie content nowadays?

If anything, the people getting offended are the ones who rant on about things being PC every time you have a person of colour or someone who’s LGBT in a film, or always bring the discussion back so...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-14-20
Replies: 78
An unnerving question but someone's gotta ask it.
Firstly, it’s your private life- if you were...

Firstly, it’s your private life- if you were going to organise a family and friends get-together to watch American Beauty, some people might think that was tasteless but who cares what film you...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 04-15-19
Replies: 134
Movies that should be remade.
Re: Movies that should be remade.

What annoys me is when people refer to another adaptation of a novel or play as a ‘remake’- it’s not always a remake, it’s just that the director/writer feels he can put a new spin on it or take an...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 04-15-19
Replies: 12
Do you think documentaries should be allowed to take sides?
Re: Do you think documentaries should be allowed to take sides?

Of course they can take a side, although arguably a documentary that’s so obviously biased can be just as dull as one that’s completely objective. The documentary should give a balance of facts but...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 04-15-19
Replies: 10
Great Movies About Inner Turmoil
Re: Great Movies About Inner Turmoil

Would definitely go for Midnight Cowboy and The Graduate as prime examples of alienation- not really inner turmoil for the latter but a kind of drifting.

As something pre-1960, I’d go for Peeping...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 04-14-19
Replies: 1
Curio films
Curio films

The sort of films that they play on TV in the early hours of the morning- intriguing and unusual, if not entirely successful. Have you seen any recently good curios?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 04-14-19
Replies: 55,076
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

What Goes Up (2009) 3

A real curio- set in 1986 Steve Coogan plays a reporter who is sent to a small town to do a piece on the Challenger mission and befriends a group of teenagers that his...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 11-25-18
Replies: 25
Best and Worst Voices of Actors/Actresses
Re: Best and Worst Voices of Actors/Actresses

Sean Bean in his natural accent. Alan Rickman as well.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 11-24-18
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-24-18
Replies: 27
Why don't commonly we see texting/online dating in romantic cinema?
This- technology and online dating are...

This- technology and online dating are disembodied. Whilst there might be excitement for the participants, it’s internal and hard to show in a film. Also, online dating is often about quantity and...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 11-23-18
Replies: 25
Best and Worst Voices of Actors/Actresses
Best and Worst Voices of Actors/Actresses

‘Best’ doesn’t have to mean melodic- it can just be interesting.

To start off, Richard Burton and Jeremy Irons...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 09-28-18
Replies: 10
Recommend some great melodramas
All That Heaven Allows, Imitation of Life,...

All That Heaven Allows, Imitation of Life, Written on The Wind :)
Forum: General Movie Discussion 09-27-18
Replies: 10
Recommend some great melodramas
Recommend some great melodramas

More romantic rather than weepie- I enjoyed The Seventh Veil and like Sirk’s melodramas.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-23-18
Replies: 31
Movies that should be shown in film school?
Re: Movies that should be shown in film school?

Brief Encounter- thinking about its cultural impact, the frame narrative so we see the lovers say goodbye before we've even met them.
Chinatown- great sound, script, aesthetic, acting, how it uses...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-23-18
Replies: 31
MCU Movies = for kids?
This was the whole premise of the musical Avenue...

This was the whole premise of the musical Avenue Q.

Are kids actually reading these comics?

I liked Captain America as the most aesthetically interesting.