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Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 hour ago
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Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By StuSmallz
Not necessarily; I mean, we're still talking...

Not necessarily; I mean, we're still talking about a hypothetical situation here, so we have no idea whether they would make a female Bond completely non-promiscuous. Of course, it's always possible...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 9 hours ago
Replies: 1,695
Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom
Posted By StuSmallz
You mean the 1976 Squirm, I assume?

You mean the 1976 Squirm, I assume?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 47
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By StuSmallz
It's true; I mean, College Humor might be a...

It's true; I mean, College Humor might be a hit-or-miss channel, but they hit the nail on the head with this one:

https://youtu.be/HQ7mJFNkLAUI guess equality would probably look something like...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 47
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By StuSmallz
It's not automatically misandry to either note or...

It's not automatically misandry to either note or criticize the misogynistic undertones of the earlier Bond films or certain Peckinpah movies, though, and it especially isn't misandrist to point out...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 66,485
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By StuSmallz
I thought the Cohen tunes worked perfectly for...

I thought the Cohen tunes worked perfectly for it, personally, and really added a lot to the overall haunting vibe of the movie:

https://youtu.be/gt-r3QcegnU

<3
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 days ago
Replies: 225
Rock's Cheapo Theatre of the Damned
Posted By StuSmallz
Sort of the opposite of what happened with Fox,...

Sort of the opposite of what happened with Fox, huh?:

https://i.ibb.co/PTw6kLN/cl-DG0q-Ilwnc-GFr-S69b5-Fedj-LDl-I.gif (https://imgbb.com/)

Also...

...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 66,485
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By StuSmallz
Yeah, I felt similarly about it; it felt like...

Yeah, I felt similarly about it; it felt like Wise was afraid to upset audiences by setting a Musical in a Nazi-encroached Austria, so he decided to overcompensate for that by making it really sugary...
Forum: Movie Reviews 4 days ago
Replies: 225
Rock's Cheapo Theatre of the Damned
Posted By StuSmallz
Speak for yourself, because I've seen and enjoyed...

Speak for yourself, because I've seen and enjoyed old-school Wuxia before, while also loving Crouching Tiger at the same time; it's not some either/or dilemma between classic and modern examples of...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 47
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By StuSmallz
I agree that a lot of men and women of action in...

I agree that a lot of men and women of action in movies are indeed unrealistic power fantasies to a certain extent, regardless of the gender dynamics involved, whether it's Death Wish having a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 47
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By StuSmallz
But I think that line of thinking is making the...

But I think that line of thinking is making the assumption that some indispensable element of the character or series will be lost if they make Bond a woman, which just isn't true; of course, there...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 47
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By StuSmallz
What about Aliens...

What about Aliens (https://letterboxd.com/stusmallz/film/aliens/), Kill Bill, or Fury Road (https://letterboxd.com/stusmallz/film/mad-max-fury-road/)?You make some good points, and as for the...
Forum: Movie Reviews 5 days ago
Replies: 225
Rock's Cheapo Theatre of the Damned
Posted By StuSmallz
I'm extremely disappointed to see you say that...

I'm extremely disappointed to see you say that about Crouching Tiger, since it was one of the first movies I ever truly loved as an "adult" (and still do to this day), but I fortunately also just...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 66,485
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By StuSmallz
Yup; I've actually grown to like it better than...

Yup; I've actually grown to like it better than the original, come to think of it (then again, I was never a huge fan of Blade Runner '82 in the first place). By the way, did you ever check out the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 116
Wooley & Torgo's September Excite-o-rama!
Posted By StuSmallz
It's true: https://youtu.be/3tst_xE53Z0

It's true:



https://youtu.be/3tst_xE53Z0
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 47
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By StuSmallz
Well I can't imagine Craig's Bond doing that,...

Well I can't imagine Craig's Bond doing that, partly because I don't remember him doing anything that casually/dismissively sexist (or even anything remotely close to it) so, while I respect your...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 47
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By StuSmallz
Even ignoring the reduction to absurdity part of...

Even ignoring the reduction to absurdity part of the Private Ryan (https://letterboxd.com/stusmallz/film/saving-private-ryan/) example, that's still an apples-to-oranges comparison, because you're...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 41
Vertigo was awfully impressive! (Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo)
Posted By StuSmallz
https://i.ibb.co/gPFRxGc/tenor.gif...

https://i.ibb.co/gPFRxGc/tenor.gif (https://imgbb.com/)
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 2,113
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By StuSmallz
While it isn't as well-reviewed as the new one,...

While it isn't as well-reviewed as the new one, Tubi did just make the original Candyman available to watch for free on their site, if anyone's interested:...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 66,485
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By StuSmallz
In all seriousness though, despite my earlier...

In all seriousness though, despite my earlier nit-pick at K's fate, and some lingering issues I still have with its occasionally alienating tone, Niander's characterization, or its length/pacing...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 47
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By StuSmallz
Part Two: Embracing Masculinity ...

Part Two: Embracing Masculinity

https://i.ibb.co/nnfbJpd/Rambo-First-Blood-Part-2-1985-Sylvester-Stallone.jpg (https://ibb.co/X3pbRH0)

So, given the fact that the testosterone-laden genre is...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 47
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By StuSmallz
While there's still progress that the Bond movies...

While there's still progress that the Bond movies can make with their sense of gender equality, I don't think that means that nothing's fundamentally changed in the series since it began; I mean, can...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 47
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By StuSmallz
But Bill was obviously just trying to kill one...

But Bill was obviously just trying to kill one specific woman for "breaking his heart", while Proof depicted a misogynistic serial killer targeting women at complete random because of their gender;...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 66,485
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By StuSmallz
You mean like when it seems like K just casually...

You mean like when it seems like K just casually lets himself bleed to death for no real reason?


https://i.ibb.co/K96Fmvb/theyareontome.gif (https://imgbb.com/)
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 66,485
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By StuSmallz
I've heard similar sentiments about Mean Streets...

I've heard similar sentiments about Mean Streets before, but I've never agreed (https://letterboxd.com/stusmallz/film/mean-streets/) with them; I mean, sure, it doesn't have the laser-like focus of a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 47
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By StuSmallz
Having women be supporting characters behind male...

Having women be supporting characters behind male leads isn't automatically a bad thing, since that really depends on how they're used in their specific movie (it's why I singled Cathy out the way I...