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    Just discovered "Une affaire des femmes" is on...

    Just discovered "Une affaire des femmes" is on criterion. Will probably watch it later tonight, lol.
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    Well, I was never arguing for generic...

    Well, I was never arguing for generic placeholders, more for a certain style of genre. Weaker or thinner characters can work, especially if there's a trade off to be made (a tightly wound plot, a...
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    I was trying to think of genre stuff that engages...

    I was trying to think of genre stuff that engages based on technicals or performance or plot or pacing, and without a surfeit of character detail. The movies Hitch made in the 50s, maybe? Or...
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    Maaaaaaan some of the more ... interesting ahem...

    Maaaaaaan some of the more ... interesting ahem interpretations of "Memories of Murder" had me worried so I just rewatched and ... nope. Nothing to be concerned about. Still 10/10 all-star. What a...
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    I dunno if that's true, really? At least for me....

    I dunno if that's true, really? At least for me. Maybe because we're talking a different level of engagement. It's hard for me to draw sharp lines, or judge whether engagement is due to detailed...
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    I watched "La Cérémonie" last night, and wouldn't...

    I watched "La Cérémonie" last night, and wouldn't have seen it otherwise, so I appreciate the mention. Good movie. Not sure about the ending.

    There are, as you said, parallels between it and...
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    What counts as a "fresh observation"? (And, hell,...

    What counts as a "fresh observation"? (And, hell, what counts as the "subject," in this case?)
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    oh, ffs, puft! (but wait does that mean the...

    oh, ffs, puft!

    (but wait does that mean the next gen SexBox actually has a larger HD than the PS5? :D)
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    As for the PS5 retail box ... it doesn't seem to...

    As for the PS5 retail box ... it doesn't seem to have "1TB!!!!!" in big letters anywhere.

    Here's a gallery: https://www.ign.com/articles/check-out-the-playstation-5-retail-box

    If you click...
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    The difference is you're not buying the Lays bag...

    The difference is you're not buying the Lays bag as a bag. You're buying what's inside.

    Hard drives are empty containers. They are sold and marketed like empty containers, sorta the way other...
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    1. Read any one of these...

    1. Read any one of these & then come back & tell me Supes is boring.

    2. Powers? What? Since when do interesting powers automatically make an interesting movie? Eg: I don't think anyone saw the...
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    Pleasantly surprised by this one, and I liked it for similar reasons.

    Tomas Milian and Lee Van Cleef played off one another really well, and the film has some incredible strange and...
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    "Inside Man" and "Miracle at St Anna" both...

    "Inside Man" and "Miracle at St Anna" both qualify, I think.

    Spike has decades more experience than most franchise stiffs had when they were first hired (Snyder, Favreau, the Russos, Whedon, etc)....
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    I'm still playing catch up. How far did you...

    I'm still playing catch up.

    How far did you get?
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    Poll: Voted yay sometime back and tbh I don't remember...

    Voted yay sometime back and tbh I don't remember jack shit about this movie except for the ending, which was one of the most visually imaginative sequences I've seen in a horror movie in a...
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    Have a friend who wants to start a newsletter. He...

    Have a friend who wants to start a newsletter. He sent me samples and asked for advice. I pretty much told him the same thing --- just start, publish, learn as you go. Being online that way is like...
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    Great advice, thank you! Post about 'em...

    Great advice, thank you!



    Post about 'em if you do. Be curious what you think.

    (If 1 or 2 people watch "The Quiet Man," this whole effort will have been worth it, haha.)
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    Star Wars: The Bad Batch

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsOmYpP4UDU

    Resubbed to D+ because of this. Same studio that did "Clone Wars." Dee Bradley Baker is back as the voice of the troopers. Matthew Wood is back as the...
  19. Poll: Right?????!!!!! This has a ridiculously high...

    Right?????!!!!!

    This has a ridiculously high score on Rotten Tomatoes. I can't understand it. The animation and character design are both ace, but everything else is terrible. I couldn't believe...
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    Of my own free will and under absolutely no...

    Of my own free will and under absolutely no outside influence, I vote for Pulp Fiction and Fargo.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzopW3EnY9Q ^...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzopW3EnY9Q

    ^ "Star Wars" opening crawl from a 16mm anamorphic widescreen print --- ie, a version of the original movie without Lucas' updates and changes.
    ...
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    Everyone else go ahead and click before noon!!!!

    Everyone else go ahead and click before noon!!!!
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    I am offering my vote in exchange for rep. ...

    I am offering my vote in exchange for rep.

    Are you deeply invested in Boogie Nights or ... whatever the other film is?

    Now is your chance to make Match Cut history and see your favorite win...
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    Am I eligible to vote?

    Am I eligible to vote?
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    Poll: Admittedly that shit is highly annoying when it...

    Admittedly that shit is highly annoying when it happens to me --- the one you want to watch is the one behind the extra paywall.

    One of the reasons I dislike Amazon's combo subscription/ rental...
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