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Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 hour ago
Replies: 16
So...WHAT are movies supposed to be?
Posted By Corax
Thus, satisfying one of the two criteria I...

Thus, satisfying one of the two criteria I specified. It entertained them. And had it turned a profit, I might have entertained even more people.

Money is not a mere inconvenience, it is a...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 hours ago
Replies: 2
Melinda Dillon RIP
Posted By Corax
I must be getting old. I cannot imagine her as...

I must be getting old. I cannot imagine her as 83. She had a long enough life. I hope it was a good one. Supporting actors do a lot of heavy lifting. We don't appreciate them nearly enough.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 hours ago
Replies: 16
So...WHAT are movies supposed to be?
Posted By Corax
The delicious and dangerous position of the...

The delicious and dangerous position of the producer is to have a work which shows promise, which inspires, which seems to have intrinsic merit, but also to have to consider how to make the thing...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 hours ago
Replies: 16
So...WHAT are movies supposed to be?
Posted By Corax
https://new-cdn.mamamia.com.au/mamamia-pwa.appspot...

https://new-cdn.mamamia.com.au/mamamia-pwa.appspot.com/cms_images/variations/596x397.3333333333333-789086803473.jpg

I haven't argued that we can't bang on about such notions. I have spent years...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 hours ago
Replies: 16
So...WHAT are movies supposed to be?
Posted By Corax
No, I am describing how the ought derives from...

No, I am describing how the ought derives from practical conditions. I am assuming that my interlocutor values "survival" and "being able to more of what they set out to do." If, as a producer, you...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 hours ago
Replies: 16
So...WHAT are movies supposed to be?
Posted By Corax
You won't make it as a producer. It's an...

You won't make it as a producer. It's an industry. An expensive and risky one at that. Whatever else we condescend a film to be, it had better darned well be profitable. Otherwise interests...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 hours ago
Replies: 14
Buster Scruggs is more Terrifying the Anton Chigurh
Posted By Corax
I think that's a good way of putting it. ...

I think that's a good way of putting it.



As for the "message" or "point" it is odd that we're on the opposite sides of this question.


...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 hours ago
Replies: 14
Buster Scruggs is more Terrifying the Anton Chigurh
Posted By Corax
A major problem with anthologies is that they...

A major problem with anthologies is that they tend to be uneven. They vary in quality, tone, and content, so they do not tend to fuse as an organic"whole when viewed as a complete artifact. The...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 hours ago
Replies: 16
So...WHAT are movies supposed to be?
Posted By Corax
Re: So...WHAT are movies supposed to be?

I think they're supposed to be profitable and entertaining, no?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 hours ago
Replies: 14
Buster Scruggs is more Terrifying the Anton Chigurh
Posted By Corax
The Gremlins were cute, hilarious, and menacing. ...

The Gremlins were cute, hilarious, and menacing.

Or how about this?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWbUPUaGTrI
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 hours ago
Replies: 16
So...WHAT are movies supposed to be?
Posted By Corax
Laying out catnip for pedants? Meow? ...

Laying out catnip for pedants? Meow?



I'm not sure what the question is, so I'll wait and see if this takes an interesting direction.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 7 hours ago
Replies: 14
Buster Scruggs is more Terrifying the Anton Chigurh
Posted By Corax
If fear were simply about reality, then all of...

If fear were simply about reality, then all of our horror films would be plausible tales of spousal/parental abuse, car accidents, robberies, and fires.



When something that should not exist...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 17 hours ago
Replies: 14
Buster Scruggs is more Terrifying the Anton Chigurh
Posted By Corax
Buster Scruggs is more Terrifying the Anton Chigurh

Yeah, yeah. Anton Chigurh. Scary. He uses the most impractical murder weapon ever devised and may flip a coin in you beg for your life. But he is dogged and relentless. Silent death that might be a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 22
Sigma Male, "Cool" Pyschopaths: Jordan Belfort, Pat Bateman, Joker, et
Posted By Corax
If the potential for small children and idiots to...

If the potential for small children and idiots to be misled was the filter, then we wouldn't make it much past Veggie Tales. Research into media effects is mixed, and there is no definitive evidence...
Forum: Games and Tabs 2 days ago
Replies: 12,706
Count to 1,000,000
Posted By Corax
https://youtu.be/MYKhRgT9SWY And... ...

https://youtu.be/MYKhRgT9SWY


And...


https://p1.akcdn.net/full/713843181.honda-agt-12501-hsbe.jpg
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 days ago
Replies: 12
Poll: Oscar's Best Supporting Actor 2023
Posted By Corax
Re: Oscar's Best Supporting Actor 2023

Didn't know Judd was still acting. Good for him.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 22
Sigma Male, "Cool" Pyschopaths: Jordan Belfort, Pat Bateman, Joker, et
Posted By Corax
I felt for Walter the way a parent feels for...

I felt for Walter the way a parent feels for their child. Your mother will visit you in prison pretty much no matter what you did, because you're her baby and always will be. You want the best for...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 days ago
Replies: 47
The Andrea Riseborough nomination "controversy"
Posted By Corax
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/jan/31/a...

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/jan/31/andrea-riseborough-best-actress-oscar-nomination-w/

I can buy the racial exclusion argument, conceptually.

I don't know if it is true (it...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 days ago
Replies: 47
The Andrea Riseborough nomination "controversy"
Posted By Corax
Re: The Andrea Riseborough nomination "controversy"

She looks like the child of Steve Buscemi and a conventionally attractive person.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days 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 days ago
Replies: 22
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 3 days ago
Replies: 24
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 3 days ago
Replies: 24
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 3 days ago
Replies: 75,855
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 3 days 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.