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Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 hours ago
Replies: 21
ESSAY: Reading This Will Prevent the Robot Apocalypse
Posted By Corax
Did single-celled life need emotions to take over...

Did single-celled life need emotions to take over the world?



An AI doesn't need to have an inner-life. It just needs to act like it cares about something (e.g., it just needs directives...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 hours ago
Replies: 8
Sigma Male, "Cool" Pyschopaths: Jordan Belfort, Pat Bateman, Joker, et
Posted By Corax
Re: Sigma Male, "Cool" Pyschopaths: Jordan Belfort, Pat Bateman, Joker

I don't get this whole new taxonomy of masculinity. Alpha, Beta, Chad, Gamma, Soy, Sigma? Is this a cope for guys who can't partake of the ever-proliferating taxonomy of the genders of "all things...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 5 hours ago
Replies: 20
RIP Cindy Williams
Posted By Corax
The joke was not at Cindy's expense. On the...

The joke was not at Cindy's expense. On the contrary, it was a lament. Her role, her show, her moment, will not be "remade" and only damage would be done if one were to try. And I think they just...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 7 hours ago
Replies: 20
RIP Cindy Williams
Posted By Corax
Correct. The former, not the latter....

Correct.



The former, not the latter.


I really hope they leave this property alone. A thing is of it's time. Laverne and Shirley doesn't really belong to the new generation.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 21 hours ago
Replies: 75,821
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Corax
The original in YouTube in good quality, if...

The original in YouTube in good quality, if you're interested.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 22 hours ago
Replies: 612
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
If Polanski didn't crater after his...

If Polanski didn't crater after his controversies, Baldwin will probably be fine.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 23 hours ago
Replies: 20
RIP Cindy Williams
Posted By Corax
Don't worry someone will hand off the reboot...

Don't worry someone will hand off the reboot reimagining for "contemporary audiences" to someone like Mindy Kaling soon. They'll keep the spirit going, I'm sure.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 4
Searching for an AI movie.
Posted By Corax
Re: Searching for an AI movie.

Tyrell invites Deckard to test Rachael.


Sorry, I am sure this is not your card.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 day ago
Replies: 612
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Baldwin is not a child. He is an adult. Any adult...

Baldwin is not a child. He is an adult. Any adult handling a real gun has real responsibilities, as does any adult who operates a motor vehicle. No one is a "sin eater" or stands in loco parentis of...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 day ago
Replies: 41
The Andrea Riseborough nomination "controversy"
Posted By Corax
Re: The Andrea Riseborough nomination "controversy"

I'm more upset about Tomei winning for My Cousin Vinny. What the hell?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 5
This is the 8-10 year plan for for the DC Movie Universe...
Posted By Corax
Re: This is the 8-10 year plan for for the DC Movie Universe...

We shall see. I am no more or less excited about DC or the DCU/DCEU(LMNOP) than I was before. DC simply needs to be patient and focus on making good movies. Marvel's lead was impressive in phase 1,...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 2 days ago
Replies: 9
The Boogeyman (Stephen King)(2023)
Posted By Corax
Meh, I could stretch that out to 86 minutes...

Meh, I could stretch that out to 86 minutes Darkness Falls style. Every word of the text put on screen. Long Michael Mann moments where we're just watching characters internalize their surroundings....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 75,821
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Corax
Honestly don't know what to think of it yet....

Honestly don't know what to think of it yet. However, I think it is probably worth recommending.


The Infinity Pool

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Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 days ago
Replies: 22
What makes someone an excellent actor or actress?
Posted By Corax
Depends on the audience, or rather, that portion...

Depends on the audience, or rather, that portion of the audience that makes the most noise. Are you familiar with the recent criticism of, for example, Wednesday...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 2,558
Movies you couldn't even finish.
Posted By Corax
In the context of the poster image, this makes it...

In the context of the poster image, this makes it sound... ...intriguing.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 days ago
Replies: 22
What makes someone an excellent actor or actress?
Posted By Corax
That's more like it. Keep it light, man.

That's more like it. Keep it light, man.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 days ago
Replies: 22
What makes someone an excellent actor or actress?
Posted By Corax
And as if on cue, crusty curmudgeon crumbsroom...

And as if on cue, crusty curmudgeon crumbsroom arrives to scold and pontificate. A point we will explore in a moment.

By way of introductory apologia, however, I should interject that I did not...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 days ago
Replies: 22
What makes someone an excellent actor or actress?
Posted By Corax
One the one hand, this is an easy enough question...

One the one hand, this is an easy enough question to interrogate. We can do survey research, for example, and find what standards are publicly avowed by the viewing audience to reveal excellence....
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 days ago
Replies: 22
What makes someone an excellent actor or actress?
Posted By Corax
Re: What makes someone an excellent actor or actress?

Looks -- Like it or not, you have to make the audience want to look at the screen. The actor must attract the eye. Conventional beauty is a given. Unconventional beauty is better. Signature ugliness,...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 3 days ago
Replies: 1,746
🌟 Star Trek, TOS 🌟
Posted By Corax
Had the same thought. So many lights! So many...

Had the same thought. So many lights! So many things lit from the side! Why?!? Stuff lit from the bottom and diagonally. The lens flares had lens flares. How does the bridge crew get anything done in...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 3 days ago
Replies: 1,746
🌟 Star Trek, TOS 🌟
Posted By Corax
Don't forget the lens flare. Must have. Lens....

Don't forget the lens flare. Must have. Lens. Flare.
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 4 days ago
Replies: 1,746
🌟 Star Trek, TOS 🌟
Posted By Corax
Re: 🌟 Star Trek, TOS 🌟

Yaphet Kotto as Captain of the Enterprise would have been based. I'd buy a ticket to see that elseworld.



If TNG got a redo, I'd keep Stewart and possible replace the rest. Burton, Spiner...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 80
Best anyone has ever looked in a movie
Posted By Corax
Re: Best anyone has ever looked in a movie

I believe Clarence (ahem... ...Quentin Tarantino) endorses Jail House Rock as the best look for Elvis.



https://youtu.be/TB73Ko12yiQ
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 44
Films about solitary figures who live simple lives
Posted By Corax
I think the challenge for Phase V of the MCU...

I think the challenge for Phase V of the MCU should be to make all their films fit this mold.