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    Ha, yeah, if you're buying extra gear, you're def...

    Ha, yeah, if you're buying extra gear, you're def deep into it. Your plans sound cool, tho, and I'm a little jealous.

    What games are you looking to play with the light gun?
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    Poll: not sure that's accurate, or rather, it's more...

    not sure that's accurate, or rather, it's more accurate for the jennifer jason leigh character.

    if tasya wanted to distance herself from human emotion, then why go to the trouble of visiting her...
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    to me, he's the neil gaiman of cinema --- big...

    to me, he's the neil gaiman of cinema --- big ideas and great visuals tickle the imagination, but his beat for beat storytelling is weak
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    dummy me didn't realize this was a remake of the...

    dummy me didn't realize this was a remake of the '47 picture.

    more interested now.
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    Poll: gotta spread some rep around blah blah, but good...

    gotta spread some rep around blah blah, but good points

    i look forward to reading your review!
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    Good dead and extremely tempting. I wish I...

    Good dead and extremely tempting.

    I wish I could search their catalog tho to see if it's worth it. I think they have a lot of older movies & a fair bit of westerns but I'm not really sure.
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    Poll: Btw, Duke, you voted yay and seemed enthusiastic...

    Btw, Duke, you voted yay and seemed enthusiastic about this one, so I'd like to hear what you enjoyed about it? What worked for you?
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    Poll: This was another big problem for me. The movie...

    This was another big problem for me. The movie starts with her physically wasted and emotionally numb already, so there's nowhere for her character to develop. The final scene offers the slightest...
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    Poll: I found this tedious and somehow both overwritten...

    I found this tedious and somehow both overwritten and underwritten.

    Overwritten because the ideas it presents are single-issue-comic-book, short subject style. This could have easily been a 40...
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    Poll: if it makes you feel better, i will watch it...

    if it makes you feel better, i will watch it tonight and shit on it tomorrow. prolly have something to talk about ;)
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    Poll: ahhhh very cool i think i will dig that one up...

    ahhhh very cool

    i think i will dig that one up and re-watch it
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    those were both non-fiction miniseries made for...

    those were both non-fiction miniseries made for television... ???
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    Poll: Somebody remind me .... (X-Files and Malignant): ...

    Somebody remind me .... (X-Files and Malignant):

    Wasn't there some episode of the X-Files that had a similar premise? Conjoined twins, one of them detaches from the other and commits murder in...
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    lol, yeah, not a great line by me. I could have...

    lol, yeah, not a great line by me. I could have softened it up a bit.

    but I do genuinely think we're talking about 2 different things --- your big dream doesn't make sense otherwise --- and as...
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    Poll: Complicated movie and I don't know what to make...

    Complicated movie and I don't know what to make of it --- it's one of those things that doesn't slide easily along some fresh/rotten axis --- but E's post above sums up the experience perfectly.
    ...
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    !!! I literally found ETA Prime's channel last...

    !!! I literally found ETA Prime's channel last week!

    Thank you for the tips. Mighty kind of you. I'm psyched there's someone else on MC who's deep into this shit. I will very likely be hitting...
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    Hmmmm. Clever, but you're pushing the submitted...

    Hmmmm. Clever, but you're pushing the submitted terms ("real life scientist," "great cinema") pretty hard.



    True, but Nolan has relied heavily on genre convention and set pieces in his past...
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    ??? My premise is that real life scientists do...

    ???

    My premise is that real life scientists do not make good subjects for movies, and that's mostly because their work and their lives don't lend themselves to visual drama. Anybody who lives in...
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    It's not about me dreaming bigger. It's about the...

    It's not about me dreaming bigger. It's about the medium's inherent limits.

    It's why biopics like "The Theory of Everything" and "The Imitation Game" focus on the personal lives of the people...
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    he can def be tedious (the prestige?) but the...

    he can def be tedious (the prestige?)

    but the problem is beyond nolan's --- or anyone's --- abilities.

    a genius sitting in a room and thinking big thoughts looks exactly the same as an idiot...
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    same problem, really

    same problem, really
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    hey that's cool spun congrats on the new rig

    hey that's cool spun
    congrats on the new rig
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    wtf that was quick what did you get?

    wtf that was quick

    what did you get?
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    He's pulling a Shyamalan, God help him, and...

    He's pulling a Shyamalan, God help him, and throwing away a decade of professional relationships over a movie that just wasn't worth it.
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    Poll: When is a pastiche just pastiche and when is it...

    When is a pastiche just pastiche and when is it just another stupid horror movie?

    Posted elsewhere, but:


    Of course it's intentional.

    The opening flashback is a great set-up and should...
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