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On 07/08/2020 at 09:21, Fullerene said:

Things the Americans are proud of

The flag

Pledge of Allegiance (to the flag)

National anthem (song about the flag)

Iwo Jima statue (again the flag)

Landing on the moon (and putting up the flag)

They really have a thing about that flag!

I used to think it was an obsession with what the flag represents in their minds; all the values that people consider makes up the (largely imaginary) America they visualise being a citizen of.

Turns out that, nope, it's the actual physical cloth that's the important thing. Maybe there was a shortage at some point.

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The Revenant. 9/10

Made my sore back and dodgy knee feel embarrassingly trivial. Felt chilled to the bone watching this epic. True story apparently, very tough blokes back then.

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Watched both Guardians Of The Galaxy movies this weekend, not a big fan of Marvel movies but thoroughly enjoyed both movies and would highly recommend.

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Reality Bites (1994)

It's weird to read comments from the studio marketing dept that "The media labeled it as a Generation X picture, while we thought it was a comedy with broad appeal". I mean, it absolutely is a Gen X film. It touches on all the themes of disaffected twentysomethings of the time against a grunge/MTV background but it's not really a comedy.

It is however very early 90s zeitgeist. 

Cards on the table, I'm wildly nostalgic for the early 90s at the moment which is why I revisited this. 

It's Ben Stiller's directorial debut and he also co-stars alongside Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke. There are loads of recognisable faces Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn, John Mahoney and there are cameos from Dave Pirner from Soul Asylum and Evan Dando.

7/10

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1 hour ago, Empty It said:

Watched both Guardians Of The Galaxy movies this weekend, not a big fan of Marvel movies but thoroughly enjoyed both movies and would highly recommend.

They are great fun, and the soundtracks are sensational

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1 hour ago, Empty It said:

Watched both Guardians Of The Galaxy movies this weekend, not a big fan of Marvel movies but thoroughly enjoyed both movies and would highly recommend.

Think they're the only Marvel type films I've enjoyed, gutted when the Director got blacklisted for bad behaviour before doing no. 3. 

P.S. Quite liked the first Captain America too.

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Think they're the only Marvel type films I've enjoyed, gutted when the Director got blacklisted for bad behaviour before doing no. 3. 
P.S. Quite liked the first Captain America too.
Basically all the ones that are the least like normal Marvel films then?

Have met a few people with little time for the MCU that also loved Guardians. Very fun films and a treat for the eyes (and ears regarding the soundtracks)

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That's why I hadn't seen them, was quite reluctant as I find most Marvel movies childish. Didn't find guardians was childish at all and the soundtrack was phenomenal.

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Think they're the only Marvel type films I've enjoyed, gutted when the Director got blacklisted for bad behaviour before doing no. 3. 
P.S. Quite liked the first Captain America too.
Think he's back on board for the 3rd film.

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26 minutes ago, spud131 said:
1 hour ago, welshbairn said:
Think they're the only Marvel type films I've enjoyed, gutted when the Director got blacklisted for bad behaviour before doing no. 3. 
P.S. Quite liked the first Captain America too.

Think he's back on board for the 3rd film.

He is, and he wasn't sacked for 'bad behaviour', but because he used to enjoy making bad taste comedy tweets before he got involved with Marvel. That's probably why he ended up back in the job; if he'd been doing it while working for the House of Mouse, they'd probably have kept him on the shitcan list, but it seems grossly unfair to blackball someone for engaging in edgy comedy before their employer had even heard of them. They couldn't even claim not to know that was something he dabbled in; the man used to work for Troma, FFS.

I suppose it's inevitable that one of our posters will eventually gets the bullet from their work for their forthright views on Neil Doncaster or sliced/square/lorne sausage.

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I was half watching that new Joker film that’s just come on Sky recently.

 

It probably did explain it in the film and I missed it as my flat mate came home and started talking to me for ages, but I’m sure I saw a young Batman talking to a 50 year old Joker at the gates of Batman’s dads house. Weren’t Batman and the Joker both around 35 years old when they met in the Dark Knight?

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The Courier

A dull, stupid thriller about a courier who protects a witness who is the target of a crime boss. Olga Kurlyenko isn't awful but isn't good either and Gary Oldman sleeps through his performance. There's one nice bit where Oldman is listening to the opera music from Fifth Element and that's basially it. Shite.

 

3/10

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28 minutes ago, Nick_BCFC said:

I was half watching that new Joker film that’s just come on Sky recently.

 

It probably did explain it in the film and I missed it as my flat mate came home and started talking to me for ages, but I’m sure I saw a young Batman talking to a 50 year old Joker at the gates of Batman’s dads house. Weren’t Batman and the Joker both around 35 years old when they met in the Dark Knight?

The films aren't in the same universe.

Joker is a standalone film, so although your general point is right about the age gap between Arthur and Bruce, it's not really relevant to this movie. There is also the issue of Arthur being an extremely unreliable narrator, raising the question of whether the meeting ever actually happened or if it was just in his head.

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39 minutes ago, Nick_BCFC said:

I was half watching that new Joker film that’s just come on Sky recently.

 

It probably did explain it in the film and I missed it as my flat mate came home and started talking to me for ages, but I’m sure I saw a young Batman talking to a 50 year old Joker at the gates of Batman’s dads house. Weren’t Batman and the Joker both around 35 years old when they met in the Dark Knight?

I thought the same thing, although one explanation suggested was that the joker batman meets when he's older is not Arthur. He does seem to have inspired a lot of people, so it's plausible

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I got the impression from the shoehorned in Bruce Wayne scene that the movie started life as an original IP and was retconned at some point into the Joker movie.

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Reign of Fire (2002)

Seen this when it first came out in the cinema.

Dragons have taken over the planet & scorched the earth, small pockets of humans fight back.

Even the director admitted the idea of this movie was daft, but it really works (even with Gerard Butler in it) 😀

A cracking film.

Great visuals, scenery and effects.

8/10

 

 

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Basically all the ones that are the least like normal Marvel films then?

Have met a few people with little time for the MCU that also loved Guardians. Very fun films and a treat for the eyes (and ears regarding the soundtracks)


I think the reaction to Venom is why I haven’t bothered with more of Marvel’s stuff. I thought that movie was hilarious and much less try hard than Deadpool but it seemed to bomb among the Marvel heads. Maybe people don’t appreciate Tom Hardy’s commitment to inventing new accents and line readings.

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Cobra

Quintessential mid 80s video rental shop classic starring Sylvester Stallone as a bad ass cop who breaks every rule in the book as he endeavours to take down a gang of bloodthirsty killers.

7/10

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