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Re: The Movie Thread

Post by Calfium Jay » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:22 am

hellboy wrote:I think we've hit peak-Nolan now where it's far cooler to give his movies bad reviews.

Hating Nolan doesn't immediately make someone a Pitchfork Media worshipping hipster show-off. Doesn't take a raving intellect or artsy, self indulgent pretentiousness to recognise the flaws in his stadium sized emo-comic book melodramas and overwrought Michael Mann-isms.

Batman Vs Mumbly Joe Hockey Mask Guy had some of the clunkiest, most forced dialogue this side of Shamalamdingdong. And alarm bells SHOULD start ringing the minute you see the names Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon Levitt and (HA!) Anne Hathaway in the SAME movie. You just know you're in for one seriously OVER THE TOP act-a-thon over the next two and a half painful hours.

Takes more than a few explosions, the odd hi-tech car chase and some little kid singing the National Anthem juxtaposed against anarchist rebellion in the streets to make a good comic book film, doesn't it?

But then again, people seem to lap this shit up so.......I'll just shut up and go back to being a "hipster".

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Re: The Movie Thread

Post by not tyson » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:32 am

Calfium Jay wrote:Batman Vs Mumbly Joe Hockey Mask Guy
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Re: The Movie Thread

Post by N.Y.H.C. » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:51 am

Calfium Jay wrote:
hellboy wrote:I think we've hit peak-Nolan now where it's far cooler to give his movies bad reviews.

Hating Nolan doesn't immediately make someone a Pitchfork Media worshipping hipster show-off. Doesn't taking a raving intellect or artsy, self indulgent pretentiousness to recognise the flaws in his stadium sized emo-comic book melodramas and overwrought Michael Mann-isms.

Batman Vs Mumbly Joe Hockey Mask Guy had some of the clunkiest, most forced dialogue this side of Shamalamdingdong. And alarm bells SHOULD start ringing the minute you see the names Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon Levitt and (HA!) Anne Hathaway in the SAME movie. You just know you're in for one seriously OVER THE TOP act-a-thon over the next two and a half painful hours.

Takes more than a few explosions, the odd hi-tech car chase and some little kid singing the National Anthem juxtaposed against anarchist rebellion in the streets to make a good comic book film, doesn't it?

But then again, people seem to lap this shit up so.......I'll just shut up and go back to being a "hipster".

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yeah forget about the fact that:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0634240/awards

just some explosions is all. no quality to his movies whatsoever. really, just stop being a cynical dickface.
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Re: The Movie Thread

Post by not tyson » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:34 am

Awards mean shit for both music and films.

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Post by joeypants » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:25 pm

Nolan is pretty polarizing and there are really solid arguments (that I happen to disagree with, but they're valid nonetheless) against his approach to filmmaking. But he is an objectively great filmmaker in MANY respects, and he has every right to be in the position he is. He's not a fluke or an undeserved Johnny-come-lately.

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:59 pm

Johnny-Come-Lately actually does have some good movies though. Underappreciated director in my opinion.
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Re: The Movie Thread

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:03 pm

I'd like Christopher Nolan if his movies were based off board games and toys from the eighties.

Christopher Nolan's Chutes and Ladders is a movie I'd want to see.
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Post by xZ1mM3r » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:17 pm

UndKeineZwEier wrote:I'd like Christopher Nolan if his movies were based off board games and toys from the eighties.

Christopher Nolan's Chutes and Ladders is a movie I'd want to see.
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Re: The Movie Thread

Post by joeypants » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:38 pm

Hahaha. A rigorously serious examination of Candyland.


Also, he's truly one of my favorites, but I don't think "under-appreciated" is a label you can apply to Christopher Nolan*.


*The Prestige, however, IS seriously under-appreciated in my opinion.

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Post by N.Y.H.C. » Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:20 am

not tyson wrote:Awards mean shit for both music and films.
yeah well a lot of people seem to disagree that it means "shit". when the Godfather won best picture it wasn't because of ticket sales or Marlon Brando's star power.
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Post by N.Y.H.C. » Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:21 am

UndKeineZwEier wrote:I'd like Christopher Nolan if his movies were based off board games and toys from the eighties.

Christopher Nolan's Chutes and Ladders is a movie I'd want to see.
I think you're confusing him with Michael Bay.
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Re: The Movie Thread

Post by not tyson » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:03 am

N.Y.H.C. wrote:
not tyson wrote:Awards mean shit for both music and films.
yeah well a lot of people seem to disagree that it means "shit". when the Godfather won best picture it wasn't because of ticket sales or Marlon Brando's star power.
Using an example from the 70's :lol:

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Re: The Movie Thread

Post by N.Y.H.C. » Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:33 am

not tyson wrote:
N.Y.H.C. wrote:
not tyson wrote:Awards mean shit for both music and films.
yeah well a lot of people seem to disagree that it means "shit". when the Godfather won best picture it wasn't because of ticket sales or Marlon Brando's star power.
Using an example from the 70's :lol:
didn't Denzel win best actor for Training Day? was that in the 70's too?
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Re: The Movie Thread

Post by hellboy » Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:42 am

The thing about awards and them meaning shit tends to only have any relevance when someone likes/dislikes a movie that didn't/did get them.

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Re: The Movie Thread

Post by not tyson » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:57 am

N.Y.H.C. wrote:didn't Denzel win best actor for Training Day? was that in the 70's too?
Oooooooooooooooh boy, Denzel did not deserve an oscar for Training Day, it's a known fact it was just his year after being overlooked for other films.

Tell me with a straight face his performance was better than Russell Crowe's in A Beautiful Mind.

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Post by hellboy » Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:17 am

It was a pretty weak field that year. Russell Crowe was definitely better.

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Post by N.Y.H.C. » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:57 am

not tyson wrote:
N.Y.H.C. wrote:didn't Denzel win best actor for Training Day? was that in the 70's too?
Oooooooooooooooh boy, Denzel did not deserve an oscar for Training Day, it's a known fact it was just his year after being overlooked for other films.

Tell me with a straight face his performance was better than Russell Crowe's in A Beautiful Mind.
it's a known fact? allow me to retort...he was so good in this movie he made me want to be a black man for the first and only time in my life.

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Re: The Movie Thread

Post by hellboy » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:53 am

I really enjoyed Training Day, and Denzel was great in it, however he seems to play more or less the same character in every movie (albeit very well). He deserves an Oscar, but this isn't his best flick.

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Re: The Movie Thread

Post by not tyson » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:19 am

N.Y.H.C. wrote: it's a known fact? allow me to retort...he was so good in this movie he made me want to be a black man for the first and only time in my life
That's kinda racist but anyway, you didn't answer my question.

Tell me with a straight face his performance was better than Russell Crowe's in A Beautiful Mind.

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