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    12 Strong, a story about the first special forces in Afghanistan after 9.11. The story has plenty of action, involves a historical baseline about the first efforts to combat the Taliban with the Northern Alliance on horseback. The action and casting is well-done but the story doesn't allow for a lot of depth.
    Because war movies, by and large (e.g. those that aren't cautionary tales), are nothing more than state-sponsored propaganda.

    Rarely do you get a war movie that is honest about the costs of engaging in war (let alone willfully engaging in such)... see Saving Private Ryan, Dr. Strangelove, et al.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Because war movies, by and large (e.g. those that aren't cautionary tales), are nothing more than state-sponsored propaganda.

    Rarely do you get a war movie that is honest about the costs of engaging in war (let alone willfully engaging in such)... see Saving Private Ryan, et al.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Because war movies, by and large (e.g. those that aren't cautionary tales), are nothing more than state-sponsored propaganda.

    Rarely do you get a war movie that is honest about the costs of engaging in war (let alone willfully engaging in such)... see Saving Private Ryan, et al.
    State-sponsored?
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    State-sponsored?
    Pretty much. The jingoistic cult of US military reverence is pervasive... from movies down to TV shows. You see a lot of anti-war sentiment expressed in media?! Nope.

    For example, do you think a network like NBC is going to be critical of the US military misadventures when its parent company GE has military contracts worth billions of dollars? No fucking way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Pretty much. The jingoistic cult of US military reverence is pervasive... from movies down to TV shows. You see a lot of anti-war sentiment expressed in media?! Nope.

    For example, do you think a network like NBC is going to be critical of the US military misadventures when its parent company GE has military contracts worth billions of dollars? No fucking way.
    Didn't GE sell NBC?

    Edit: Just looked it up. GE sold a controlling interest in NBC Universal to Comcast, but retained as much as 49% of the resulting joint venture.
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    Hostiles. I am in love with this movie, for me it's the best western since Lonesome Dove, coincidentally about two other veterans of the Civil and Indian wars IIRC. Christian Bales buries himself so deeply in his character that all through his first scene I wasn't positive that it was him. The critics say that the first scene is memorably horrific, and I agree, but the first scene with Bales (nearing retirement and talking with his best friend and fellow 20-year veteran of the Indian Wars) was great acting, lighting, directing, and cinematography.

    I was previously acquainted with Rosamund Pike's work in Gone Girl and her littering up the screen in my favorite Jack Reacher flick, and her performance here is better than anything she has done before. I'm betting that she says less than 200 words the entire movie, and has to emote with her eyes and her body. Wes Studi is also great, like he always is when they let his characters go beyond the typical tobacco store indian characterization.

    The movie shows the Bales character truly grappling with his soul and transcending his history in a manner that makes DiCaprio and the Bear look disneyish. The script doesn't fall prey to trite plot templates. When Rosamund Pike's character turns to comfort Bales in a tent in a storm, there is no physical attraction there- just an offer to share one personal set of miseries with another.

    This part is delicate: at one point in the movie all three women are raped. A monstrous thing, but precious little time can be expended on dwelling on the atrocity. There is so much danger and the women have experienced so many other brutalities it is almost as if they tell each other to walk it off; the company needs to keep moving and they are still alive.

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    In the plot theme "Boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back," sometime the losing girl part of the plot is so thin you think, watching, "Brother, when will they get back together?" In this movie, I was completely fooled. But at the end of the movie, when he hops onto the train just as it pulls out of the station, the audience erupts into applause.
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    That’s interesting, KL. The reviews from the critics are mixed. Maybe I will give it a chance after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    That’s interesting, KL. The reviews from the critics are mixed. Maybe I will give it a chance after all.
    I saw it as well. I thought it was solid. Very beautifully shot. It's by Scott Cooper who did Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart, and Black Mass. I enjoyed a cameo by Ryan Bingham.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    Saw the Three Billboards movie last night. Loved it. Best film in a year for me. Great acting. Great dialogue. Going in, I was worried it could be boring, with not enough story for a two hour movie. But it was gripping.
    I saw a criticism of this film that it was trying too hard to be a Cohen Brothers film. I think that's why I loved it so much. I was expecting a classic, fighting-against-the-odds type, serious drama. But I just loved the Cohen Brothers style hilarious dialogue, lol type disastrous decision making by characters, etc. Very enjoyable film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    I saw a criticism of this film that it was trying too hard to be a Cohen Brothers film. I think that's why I loved it so much. I was expecting a classic, fighting-against-the-odds type, serious drama. But I just loved the Cohen Brothers style hilarious dialogue, lol type disastrous decision making by characters, etc. Very enjoyable film.
    My wife and I both loved it also, for those same reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hostile View Post
    My wife and I both loved it also, for those same reasons.
    Isnt Frances McDormand married to a Cohen brother? I always assumed that the Cohens were involved at some level.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Isnt Frances McDormand married to a Cohen brother? I always assumed that the Cohens were involved at some level.
    Leonard Cohen had a brother?

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Isnt Frances McDormand married to a Cohen brother? I always assumed that the Cohens were involved at some level.
    Yes. Joel Coen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Leonard Cohen had a brother?
    Pretty cool he won a posthumous Grammy last night.
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    Pretty cool he won a posthumous Grammy last night.
    Confession: I was never a big fan. And that's after my FIL and wife tried to push his music on me. He was a dapper dresser though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Confession: I was never a big fan. And that's after my FIL and wife tried to push his music on me. He was a dapper dresser though.
    Could be a clever lyricist and writes some nice songs. A horrible singer and performer. Horrible. When he connected as a writer his stuff was very good. But he wrote a crap load of songs and a lot of them were simply not very good.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Could be a clever lyricist and writes some nice songs. A horrible singer and performer. Horrible. When he connected as a writer his stuff was very good. But he wrote a crap load of songs and a lot of them were simply not very good.
    Before I knew anything about him, my wife would sing the lyrics of 'Suzanne' or some song like that. And it was OK when she sang it. But when I finally heard him sing it, I was pretty disappointed. My FIL had a multi-day tribute for him on FB. I just didn't get it. It seemed like I was supposed to like him because every other creative artist liked him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Because war movies, by and large (e.g. those that aren't cautionary tales), are nothing more than state-sponsored propaganda.

    Rarely do you get a war movie that is honest about the costs of engaging in war (let alone willfully engaging in such)... see Saving Private Ryan, Dr. Strangelove, et al.
    “There’s no such thing as an anti-war film” - François Truffaut (supposedly)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    I saw The Shape of Water yesterday. I like it, but I'm not sure I love it. It's a period piece and an obvious homage to monster-horror films from generations ago. It's visually stunning, just as you would expect from Guillermo Del Toro, and the sets are fantastically detailed and colored. It's a fun story with likeable characters, but for me the story arc just fell a little flat. For one, it's a little too black and white about who is good and who is bad--perhaps that part of the homage to films of old. But more nuance with the characters, or perhaps some back story about why the foil was so unreasonable, might have made for a more interesting climax. The show was plenty long, but the relationship between the protagonist and her lover felt rushed and superficial. The antagonist, Michael Shannon, is great, but it feels like he plays the exact same character in everything; he essentially reprised his exact character from Boardwalk Empire for this role. Richard Jenkins is also great, and I wouldn't be surprised to see a best supporting actor nominee for him. In fact, this thing is going to get tons of Oscar buzz, and will likely be nominated in all of the major categories. It's definitely worth seeing, but I don't think it's nearly as profound as it wants to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Because war movies, by and large (e.g. those that aren't cautionary tales), are nothing more than state-sponsored propaganda.

    Rarely do you get a war movie that is honest about the costs of engaging in war (let alone willfully engaging in such)... see Saving Private Ryan, Dr. Strangelove, et al.
    I’d say a lot of the great ones are anti war or at least not pro war propaganda. Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Full Metal Jacket come to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Twelve hours later and I'm still trying to figure out why this soft-core alien porn movie received 13 AA noms.
    Hmmm. Not sure. I better investigate.
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    15:17 to Paris.

    I think the experiment to use the actual heroes as the actors was a big miss. They were beyond terrible. Their backstories were not interesting at all. The 45 minute european travelogue went on and on. The actual scene on train was good enough, but the rest was sooo bad.

    Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    15:17 to Paris.

    I think the experiment to use the actual heroes as the actors was a big miss. They were beyond terrible. Their backstories were not interesting at all. The 45 minute european travelogue went on and on. The actual scene on train was good enough, but the rest was sooo bad.

    Oh well.
    Yeah, couple all that with the fact that Eastwood is famous for disliking to do more than one or two takes and you don't have a good final product. It's too bad because it's a really cool story.
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    Black Panther- Again- a comic book movie, so trigger warning to everyone out there. You know who you are. Not too shabby. I think I was the least excited/impressed with it in my group, but then again I had been hearing some crazy hype about it. This movie is about Wakanda, a fictional utopian African nation that is supposedly the epicenter of the Marvel Universe since it sits on a giant deposit of the amazing quasi-supernatural mineral Vibranium- the stuff Cap'n America's shield is made of. Other than that, it felt like its own thing and not very Marvel-y. No cameos by other Marvel characters during the actual film, etc. Andy Serkis plays a heavy in the movie in the flesh and has a fantastic presence-- I'd like to see him do more movies the old fashioned way. He and the guy who played the Hobbit are the only non-black characters of note. Pretty fun movie, overall.

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    -Michael B. Jordan is shredded. I think it must be all that training with Stallone, but he's crazy jacked in this.

    -I guess this is the highest grossing movie for opening weekend ever by a black director, and had the second biggest opening weekend of all the Marvel movies so far. Not too bad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    Black Panther- Again- a comic book movie, so trigger warning to everyone out there. You know who you are. Not too shabby. I think I was the least excited/impressed with it in my group, but then again I had been hearing some crazy hype about it. This movie is about Wakanda, a fictional utopian African nation that is supposedly the epicenter of the Marvel Universe since it sits on a giant deposit of the amazing quasi-supernatural mineral Vibranium- the stuff Cap'n America's shield is made of. Other than that, it felt like its own thing and not very Marvel-y. No cameos by other Marvel characters during the actual film, etc. Andy Serkis plays a heavy in the movie in the flesh and has a fantastic presence-- I'd like to see him do more movies the old fashioned way. He and the guy who played the Hobbit are the only non-black characters of note. Pretty fun movie, overall.

    *Sidenotes
    -Michael B. Jordan is shredded. I think it must be all that training with Stallone, but he's crazy jacked in this.

    -I guess this is the highest grossing movie for opening weekend ever by a black director, and had the second biggest opening weekend of all the Marvel movies so far. Not too bad!
    I thought it was great. Black Panther, along with Wonder Woman, Thor: Ragnarok and Logan have been my favorite recent comic book movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    Andy Serkis plays a heavy in the movie in the flesh and has a fantastic presence-- I'd like to see him do more movies the old fashioned way. He and the guy who played the Hobbit are the only non-black characters of note.
    One might say they are the Tolkien white guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
    One might say they are the Tolkien white guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    Black Panther- Again- a comic book movie, so trigger warning to everyone out there. You know who you are. Not too shabby. I think I was the least excited/impressed with it in my group, but then again I had been hearing some crazy hype about it. This movie is about Wakanda, a fictional utopian African nation that is supposedly the epicenter of the Marvel Universe since it sits on a giant deposit of the amazing quasi-supernatural mineral Vibranium- the stuff Cap'n America's shield is made of. Other than that, it felt like its own thing and not very Marvel-y. No cameos by other Marvel characters during the actual film, etc. Andy Serkis plays a heavy in the movie in the flesh and has a fantastic presence-- I'd like to see him do more movies the old fashioned way. He and the guy who played the Hobbit are the only non-black characters of note. Pretty fun movie, overall.

    *Sidenotes
    -Michael B. Jordan is shredded. I think it must be all that training with Stallone, but he's crazy jacked in this.

    -I guess this is the highest grossing movie for opening weekend ever by a black director, and had the second biggest opening weekend of all the Marvel movies so far. Not too bad!
    I saw it last night. I thought it was really well done for a marvel movie. Very original story. Someone from Africa might have an issue with all the faux African accents, and some others might think it was a bit too heavy one the politics at times, but otherwise it was a lot of fun.
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