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Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
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Posted By Jinnistan
Shimmy Disk is a label worth noting, not...

Shimmy Disk is a label worth noting, not necessarily for sound quality, but because it was the home of a lot of semi-forgotten great bands (King Missle, Gumball, Bongwater), plus they put out a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
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Posted By Jinnistan
I think all of my early Boredoms acquisitions...

I think all of my early Boredoms acquisitions were tape dubs of other people's stuff, and even then it was mostly from CDs. I had one friend who had a copy of Soul Discharge on Shimmy Disk (an...
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Posted By Jinnistan
"Tom Savina" What country club was he trying...

"Tom Savina"

What country club was he trying to get into?
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Posted By Jinnistan
And Bud Cort was obviously too rich at this point...

And Bud Cort was obviously too rich at this point to entertain the offer. He was too busy holding out for more money to do Die Laughing!!!
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
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Posted By Jinnistan
So have you seen Season of the Witch? I...

So have you seen Season of the Witch?


I see this and Martin in tandem. Both are rather low-budget horror films that don't really try to be very scary, but rather say something deeper about why...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
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ESSAY: No, Starship Troopers Is Not Brilliant Satire
Posted By Jinnistan
Brilliant? No.

Brilliant? No.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
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Posted By Jinnistan
There's definitely a certain ineffable, nameless...

There's definitely a certain ineffable, nameless quality to this list, and it's very exciting to see.

:up:
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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In Discussion About Comic Book Films...
Posted By Jinnistan
There it is. There's the thunder.

There it is. There's the thunder.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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In Discussion About Comic Book Films...
Posted By Jinnistan
I didn't mean to aim that post in your direction....

I didn't mean to aim that post in your direction. No clarification necessary. And I think Minio's taste is certainly intriguing, but the tribalizing language of "normies" and "pure" is a bit of a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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In Discussion About Comic Book Films...
Posted By Jinnistan
Doubt it, but my mythic wallet is pretty bad ass...

Doubt it, but my mythic wallet is pretty bad ass now that I think about it.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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In Discussion About Comic Book Films...
Posted By Jinnistan
Neither does Star Wars. But they fit the format:...

Neither does Star Wars. But they fit the format: mythic, serial, deceptively disposable. Conan was originally a pulp hero of adventure magazine stories, or basically comic books' older brother.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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In Discussion About Comic Book Films...
Posted By Jinnistan
I believe that anyone basing their taste in films...

I believe that anyone basing their taste in films on being part of a superior team, whether from the popular consensus or the contrarian side of the spectrum, is probably playing the game wrong. Or...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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In Discussion About Comic Book Films...
Posted By Jinnistan
I think Stravinsky would have appreciated...

I think Stravinsky would have appreciated "Separate Ways".
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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In Discussion About Comic Book Films...
Posted By Jinnistan
I'm sure that you already know, but my initial...

I'm sure that you already know, but my initial attraction to Rotten Tomatoes, long before I started posting there, was less about the Tomotoscore and more about it being an excellent hub to dozens of...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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In Discussion About Comic Book Films...
Posted By Jinnistan
This is a great example, besides from being a...

This is a great example, besides from being a wonderful film, in that it expresses the exact kind of mythic qualities that comic books are underrated at conveying.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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In Discussion About Comic Book Films...
Posted By Jinnistan
Critics are human. An illustrating example would...

Critics are human. An illustrating example would be when Roger Ebert initially panned Unforgiven, and then admitted that due to various preoccupations in his life at the moment (like his wedding) he...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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Do movies teach stereotypes?
Posted By Jinnistan
:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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Posted By Jinnistan
I know that you aren't too big on anime, but I'm...

I know that you aren't too big on anime, but I'm a little surprised that Satoshi Kon hadn't gotten your attention before, maybe due to his reputation for psychological/psychedelic subject matter.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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Do movies teach stereotypes?
Posted By Jinnistan
Like a fang in the fog, I just need something to...

Like a fang in the fog, I just need something to sink into sometimes.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have some mascara and Peter Murphy to attend to.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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Do movies teach stereotypes?
Posted By Jinnistan
Is it because of that pouch?

Is it because of that pouch?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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In Discussion About Comic Book Films...
Posted By Jinnistan
Absolutely. It's gotten very tribal. When I was...

Absolutely. It's gotten very tribal. When I was younger, we had the same kind of rival camps of Star Wars vs Star Trek, DC vs Marvel, Nintindo vs Sega, whatever. And while this was endless fodder...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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In Discussion About Comic Book Films...
Posted By Jinnistan
I meant the whole Burton-era aesthetic. I like...

I meant the whole Burton-era aesthetic. I like both of his films a lot. He had a lot more freedom to flesh out his vision ('89 Batman now looks so obviously filmed on warehouse sets), but the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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Posted By Jinnistan
Cinnamon takes a backseat to no babka! ...

Cinnamon takes a backseat to no babka!



A little bourbon in a root beer float though is quite sublime.




Re: Eddie Murphy, I think some of his best stand-up involved his impression of...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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In Discussion About Comic Book Films...
Posted By Jinnistan
This is actually a bit incongruent with classic...

This is actually a bit incongruent with classic superhero ethics, which tended to be a lot more concerned with the issue of the reponsibility of great power. The more violent tendencies have emerged...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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In Discussion About Comic Book Films...
Posted By Jinnistan
90% of what's on Netflix is crap though, the...

90% of what's on Netflix is crap though, the illusion of endless enjoyment.

As I mentioned, I think the focus on "content" (an even more dehumanized label than "product") is indicative of media...