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    Quote Quoting Spun Lepton (view post)
    He was snapped in the post-credit scene in Infinity War.
    Yeah but I mean he was completely uninvolved in the plot.

    It was very weird to have him randomly not mentioned at all.
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    Re-watched the hilarious Tropic Thunder and for the entire movie I thought it was Geoffrey Lewis playing Nick Nolte's role.
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    Quote Quoting Yxklyx (view post)
    Re-watched the hilarious Tropic Thunder and for the entire movie I thought it was Geoffrey Lewis playing Nick Nolte's role.
    Ha! That's awesome.

    And that movie holds up really well.
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    Re-watched the hilarious Tropic Thunder and for the entire movie I thought it was Geoffrey Lewis playing Nick Nolte's role.
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Meg you know we have threads for specific movie discussion right? You might get a bigger response if you put your thoughts in there?
    That's actually one of the things that I miss the most from the Corrie when I compare other forums to it, the fact that it wasn't split into a million different unnecessary sub-forums; everything was collected in one big board, where you could find movie talk, social threads, political discussions, and everything else you could want in a forum all in one place, which encouraged cross-subject chit-chat which you'd never quite knew where it would lead to, and discouraged anyone there from walling themselves away in any one sub-forum, ala GD & OT back at RT. I mean, people did make seperate threads for Horror movies, or for individual posters' movie journals when necessary, but it was still all together in the same forum, which I loved.

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    Quote Quoting StuSmallz (view post)
    That's actually one of the things that I miss the most from the Corrie when I compare other forums to it, the fact that it wasn't split into a million different unnecessary sub-forums; everything was collected in one big board, where you could find movie talk, social threads, political discussions, and everything else you could want in a forum all in one place, which encouraged cross-subject chit-chat which you'd never quite knew where it would lead to, and discouraged anyone there from walling themselves away in any one sub-forum, ala GD & OT back at RT. I mean, people did make seperate threads for Horror movies, or for individual posters' movie journals when necessary, but it was still all together in the same forum, which I loved.
    I think you're in the minority there and that seems to be a Corrie thing. Having 1 thread for every discussion, for every genre and every movie and every topic under the sun is so annoying and unorganized. I get we have a Movie Discussion forum here that is good for stuff that DOESNT have it's own thread...same goes for the UPCOMING MOVIE thread...but why use it when we have specific fans of things here? I see that group already started 1 thread to post in on MF which basically says: "This is our group, our discussion and all our inside jokes will be in here... you guys can have the rest of the forum, this is ours".

    Plus there's that little button on the top of the forum called "NEW POSTS"... i promise you won't miss anything if you hit that when you come to the forums.

    If you want cross-subject chit-chat... there's discord for that. Forums are not ICQ and there's a reason why they are setup the way they are.

    I would argue the 1 thread discussion discourages more than it encourages. I will however admit, there are times i overlook a solid film because it got it's own thread that I didn't click on, but I mostly read 100% of everything here. But I don't want to sign onto forums and being forced to read 10 pages of a thread from the last time I logged on.

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    I was on Corrierino for years (mostly lurking), and although I liked the games/tendency to discuss older films more often, there is really no contest to which format is better. Having some films in their own threads leads to more productive discussion, as new posters can continue right off and build on past conversation instead of being restarted with "Hey, I just watched this. What ya think?" and then have a stop-start rhythm of posts petering out before coming back every few months or even years all over again and again. This is especially true with TV, in which you have to specified the show every time before being bogged down in unholy thick spoiler posts, and often people who watched different show would cross-post each other and it just feel cluttered af.
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    Can we all agree that what the film industry needs to thrive post-COVID is two things...

    More streaming services

    More shared universes
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    Quote Quoting Peng (view post)
    I was on Corrierino for years (mostly lurking), and although I liked the games/tendency to discuss older films more often, there is really no contest to which format is better. Having some films in their own threads leads to more productive discussion, as new posters can continue right off and build on past conversation instead of being restarted with "Hey, I just watched this. What ya think?" and then have a stop-start rhythm of posts petering out before coming back every few months or even years all over again and again. This is especially true with TV, in which you have to specified the show every time before being bogged down in unholy thick spoiler posts, and often people who watched different show would cross-post each other and it just feel cluttered af.
    That's the other thing too; good point. I wanted to interact with them because some of them write pretty good LB reviews. But having a discussion like that on their forums is impossible and as an outsider, it's not welcoming at all.

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    Gah, Lynch's Dune is awful! I could only get through half of it in a rewatch last night. What went wrong between The Elephant Man and this mess? It's not just the screenplay - I don't know how Mr. Lynch got stuck adapting the original story all by himself but every scene looks like it's shot on a crappy low budget set. Did they run out of money for the sets because they must have spent a lot of money on a pretty incredible cast - at least a lot of well known names.

    The trailer for the new Dune movie looks boring to me.
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    Yeah that was the worst movie I watched last year. And I watched some CRAP last year.

    I do not have high expectations for the new Dune. I don't think that book is translatable to film without butchering it, and at that point why bother.
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    I'm not a big fan of the book (never felt the need to read any of the sequels) and don't know why it was so popular. It's well written I suppose especially for Sci Fi from that period.
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    As someone who's never read the book, Lynchs Dune is hilarious. It's such a trainwreck of a film, I marvel at how it ever got released. I look forward to the new film if only to see if such a stupid seeming story can be made into something not stupid. Are the books actually good? Because it seems like total jackassery to even me, the scifi whore.
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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    As someone who's never read the book, Lynchs Dune is hilarious. It's such a trainwreck of a film, I marvel at how it ever got released. I look forward to the new film if only to see if such a stupid seeming story can be made into something not stupid. Are the books actually good? Because it seems like total jackassery to even me, the scifi whore.
    To me, the entire story of Dune (first book) is a retelling of the historical Birth of Islam with Paul Atreides (Kyle's character) standing in as Mohammed.
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    The books are good, yes. But they're dense, and are much more space opera (aka, fantasy in space) than they are sci fi.
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    I tried a few times to watch Dune. I just can’t.
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    Quote Quoting Scar (view post)
    I tried a few times to watch Dune. I just can’t.
    It is the mind killer.
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    Was just thinking...

    Is Peter Jackson just about single handedly responsible for what is now the new norm in blockbuster filmmaking - 2-1/2-3 hour runtime, enormous scope and scale, action/battle scenes lasting upwards of an hour?
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Was just thinking...

    Is Peter Jackson just about single handedly responsible for what is now the new norm in blockbuster filmmaking - 2-1/2-3 hour runtime, enormous scope and scale, action/battle scenes lasting upwards of an hour?
    He certainly played a huge part in popularizing that style, but I'd say you could trace the modern popularity of it at least back to Independence Day, IMO.
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    He certainly played a huge part in popularizing that style, but I'd say you could trace the modern popularity of it at least back to Independence Day, IMO.
    And to Titanic is showing that a three-hour runtime was no detriment to box office success
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    Quote Quoting Yxklyx (view post)
    Re-watched the hilarious Tropic Thunder and for the entire movie I thought it was Geoffrey Lewis playing Nick Nolte's role.
    I watched it again last year and it is still hilarious.
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    I don't miss the Corrie at all. I miss some of the posters but that's because I liked those people. Message boards are an almost dead format anyways.
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Was just thinking...

    Is Peter Jackson just about single handedly responsible for what is now the new norm in blockbuster filmmaking - 2-1/2-3 hour runtime, enormous scope and scale, action/battle scenes lasting upwards of an hour?
    I think it's been a rule of blockbuster filmmaking since at least The Birth of a Nation that length equals expense equals prestige (see also Gone with the Wind, The Ten Commandments, The Sound of Music, The Godfather Part II, Titanic). Where The Lord of the Rings differs from earlier blockbusters is that it's a fantasy film rather than a period drama, and in that sense, the trilogy paved the way for the Stalinist monumentality of subsequent science fiction, fantasy, and super-hero movies, which don't set out to entertain their audience so much as cow it into submission.
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    Jackson didn't have much choice to go long on "Rings." The books are immense.

    So I blame Tarantino. "Kill Bill" didn't need to be 2 movies and 3 hours. Ditto the grindhouse thing with Rodriguez. "Hateful 8" and "Basterds" are both overlong for what they're meant to be. Trashy movies work better when they're short.

    I think there's a direct line between "Bill" and the 2 part, 5 hour experience of "Avengers: Endgame."

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