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Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 8 hours ago
Replies: 2
Judy Garland Speaks | The Autobiography Tapes
Posted By Corax
I'm Jerdyyy Garland, ask me anythingggeeee!

I'm Jerdyyy Garland, ask me anythingggeeee!
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 11 hours ago
Replies: 82
Mad Max: The Wasteland (working title)
Posted By Corax
A Mad Max movie without Mad Max? At all? How very...

A Mad Max movie without Mad Max? At all? How very "updated for modern audiences." Why not call it Furious Furiosa or The Fast and Furiosa or I got screwed at the drive through again and am now...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12 hours ago
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 31
Rating films is hell
Posted By Corax
The trick is finding a critic that fits you. I...

The trick is finding a critic that fits you. I think the best critic is like an older relative who not only knows what you'll like, but who will also encourage you to grow into new tastes. Most of...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 31
Rating films is hell
Posted By Corax
"Need" is a curious word. Go to any fast food...

"Need" is a curious word. Go to any fast food restaurant and you will find large patrons announcing to a clerk, "I need a double-cheeseburger." Most of these patrons do not need a...
Forum: Movie Questions 1 day ago
Replies: 1
Unanswered:  Horror with a fish and a lake
Posted By Corax
Re: Horror with a fish and a lake

A yes, The Fish Lake Horror. A classic.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 31
Rating films is hell
Posted By Corax
Re: Rating films is hell

Rating is hell because it assumes that all the qualities of a work of art can be reduced to a single quantity, a utile referred to as "stars" or "points," but the idea is to compress everything that...
Forum: Birthdays and Introductions 3 days ago
Replies: 5
Happy Anniversary iluv2viddyfilms!
Posted By Corax
I think Yoda should send you a gold watch or a...

I think Yoda should send you a gold watch or a fruit basket or something.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 79,692
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Corax
What the hell is this?

What the hell is this?
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 days ago
Replies: 9
Jodie Foster: Superhero Movies a Phase Thatís Lasted Too Long.
Posted By Corax
In one aspect of his reality, the reality in...

In one aspect of his reality, the reality in which most humans live, Neo can fly and stop bullets with his mind. In this avatistic position of power he can also bring the dead back to life in the...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 days ago
Replies: 9
Jodie Foster: Superhero Movies a Phase Thatís Lasted Too Long.
Posted By Corax
Phase I was an object lesson in how to franchise,...

Phase I was an object lesson in how to franchise, world build, generate good will, build hype, and deliver to expectations. All those disparate threads that tied together, goofy premise multiplied by...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 days ago
Replies: 9
Jodie Foster: Superhero Movies a Phase Thatís Lasted Too Long.
Posted By Corax
Jodie Foster: Superhero Movies a Phase Thatís Lasted Too Long.

Source (https://variety.com/2023/film/news/jodie-foster-slams-superhero-movies-people-get-sick-of-them-1235814446/)


ďItís a phase. Itís a phase thatís lasted a little too long for me, but itís a...
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 days ago
Replies: 248
Outside the Box - PHOENIX's Top 100 Not Quite Obscure Films
Posted By Corax
To think that Paul Williams wrote a jingle for a...

To think that Paul Williams wrote a jingle for a bank commercial, landed a gig with the Carpenters and then moved on to this. Must've have been some interesting years for him.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 135
Is Die Hard (1988) overrated?
Posted By Corax
We're going to lose half the people who think Die...

We're going to lose half the people who think Die Hard is overrated in the explosion.
https://www.top10films.co.uk/img/die-hard-johnson.jpg

I can live with that.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 4 days ago
Replies: 39
Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driver
Posted By Corax
"Problematic" is a terrible word. It's a hollow...

"Problematic" is a terrible word. It's a hollow word borrowed from academia which, in popular use, just means "wrong think" or "heresy."

To say something is "problematic" in the non-wokeaday...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 5 days ago
Replies: 57
Mad Men
Posted By Corax
I predict a redemption arc for Mr. Draper. A...

I predict a redemption arc for Mr. Draper. A little bit of success fills that void in his soul and he turns back to his marriage, but now he must face the hole that is his marriage (his non-presence...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 5 days ago
Replies: 39
Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driver
Posted By Corax
True, but the accusation is not that Travis...

True, but the accusation is not that Travis Bickle is prejudiced. Rather, the accusation is that the film itself is racist because the film allegedly shows African Americans in a negative light. For...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 5 days ago
Replies: 39
Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driver
Posted By Corax
This is all true, but this also has concerning...

This is all true, but this also has concerning implications for defense of Taxi Driver.

If we are to defend Taxi Driver against the charge of promoting negative tropes about African Americans,...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 6 days ago
Replies: 39
Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driver
Posted By Corax
Gotcha. Even so, there seems to be a bit of...

Gotcha. Even so, there seems to be a bit of subjectivity with Deniro looking back at her?



To communicate that we're entering into a character's subjectivity we need a cue that we are "seeing...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 135
Is Die Hard (1988) overrated?
Posted By Corax
That's like saying randomly saying "Beetlejuice."...

That's like saying randomly saying "Beetlejuice." Two more times and we're in a genre debate.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 31
Bad/annoying characters in otherwise good movies
Posted By Corax
I think the opening scene of that movie is great....

I think the opening scene of that movie is great. After that, not so much. Raiders didn't need a sequel. Gondor has no sequel! Gondor needs no sequel!
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 6 days ago
Replies: 39
Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driver
Posted By Corax
Thank you for sharing the clip. I didn't...

Thank you for sharing the clip.

I didn't see any black people in that clip. We see Deniro looking in his rear view mirror at Cybil, so we're seeing his subjective view of her, right? This clip...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 165
Sound of Freedom (2023)
Posted By Corax
Guilty of what accusations, specifically? I don't...

Guilty of what accusations, specifically? I don't see how that conclusion follows. Indeed, I think that Yoda, in the main, is just fine. Indeed, I have argued in support of his character in several...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 9
Directors Who Disagreed With Producers Over Major Decision-Making
Posted By Corax
Re: Directors Who Disagreed With Producers Over Major Decision-Making

Blade Runner is well-documented on this score. I suspect that examples will cause our cup to spill over.