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551 Re: Film Thread on Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:23 am

It's like some kind of Allegory of the Cave Matrix shit.

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552 Re: Film Thread on Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:57 am

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Well, in a way, yeah. The townspeople aren't threatening to kill Jack for describing Christmas to them. They don't even understand Christmas as a thing.

I think Ziggy's argument makes sense, although I still don't get why Jack goes scarifying Christmas…unless that is his only avenue of expression. I'm mainly thinking of his "I grow so weary of the sound of screams" line.

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553 Re: Film Thread on Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:49 am

Maybe he was only weary of Halloween in of itself, as he had expressed himself all Halloweenly in the same ways for so long, and by understanding Christmastown better, he could find ways to incorporate his innate knack for scaring people into this new and exciting thing.

Like a guy who has been a really great baker, but has started to tire of it, and then he gets exposed to pornography for the first time. At that point, he decides to combine his old talent with his new interest, and invents erotic cakes.

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554 Re: Film Thread on Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:43 am

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Mmmm. Erotic cakes.

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555 Re: Film Thread on Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:54 am



And that's the most SFW one I found.

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556 Re: Film Thread on Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:55 am

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Those shoulders.

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557 Re: Film Thread on Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:33 pm

someone cut off that dudes arms... ans legs... and his head where his brain is!
theres a murderer on the loose!
to the batmobile!

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558 Re: Film Thread on Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:42 pm

I'LL DO THE AUTOPSY!

CHAINSAW PLEASE!

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559 Re: Film Thread on Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:15 am

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Tacoline wrote:
To the batmobile!
Have I shown you guys this?

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560 Re: Film Thread on Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:16 am

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Wasn't really intending to, but ended up sitting through a double-feature of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug last night/this morning. Currently operating on about 2 hours of sleep. Yay me. []

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561 Re: Film Thread on Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:17 am

HOW WAS IT WAS IT AWESOME? I BET IT WAS AWESOME

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562 Re: Film Thread on Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:16 am

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It was, and I say this as a book stickler...that said, if you are a book stickler like me you will find a lot objectionable...as I did. However, it is still a great movie. []

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563 Re: Film Thread on Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:32 pm

I just saw Apocalypse Now. Holy cow.
Guys, Martin Sheen, Laurence Fisburne, Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando(?)... dudes were so YOUNG.

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564 Re: Film Thread on Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:38 am

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I went to go see Frozen on Saturday with my friend! I really enjoyed it. I don't know if it's the best Disney film ever, but the songs (yay, songs return!) were much better than Tangled's even if they weren't on a Hercules/Beauty and the Beast level, and the story took some really interesting twists and turns. I also think Olaf is one of Disney's best comic reliefs in recent years, and Elsa is probably my favourite Disney 'princess' right now. Strictly speaking she's a queen, so that counts, right?

The main song, Let it Go, is pretty catchy. I've watched this video more times than I'm comfortable admitting. I think I've seen Frozen described as a Broadway show in some respects, and from that perspective I think I appreciate it more. I can totally see this working as a stage musical.

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565 Re: Film Thread on Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:59 am

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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is now one of my favourite holiday movies, right up there with Die Hard. Also, it's free for download on the Internet Archive. []

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566 Re: Film Thread on Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:19 pm

The Desolation of Smaug was pretty okay! I felt like they were reaching on some things, and I got kinda bored in parts... watching Legolas go through orcs like a hot knife through butter, for like a solid forty-five minutes. I enjoyed it very much, though.

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567 Re: Film Thread on Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:14 am

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I could watch Tauriel take down orcs all day...[]

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568 Re: Film Thread on Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:28 am

Smaug was the best. The dragon, I mean. The movie was pretty good too

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569 Re: Film Thread on Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:16 am

Re-watched Kampow today.


OH GOD HOW I MISSED THA MOVIE

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570 Re: Film Thread on Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:49 am

Watched This is the end. Now I can't keep that song out of my head....




GET OUT OF MY HEAD DEWMANN

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571 Re: Film Thread on Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:00 am

There's no stopping Tha Dogg Pound and Doctor Dre. Also, while "smoke weed everyday" is commonly attributed to Snoop Dogg, it was actually Nate Dogg who said it.

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572 Re: Film Thread on Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:38 am

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Guess who saw The Lego Movie last night!

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573 Re: Film Thread on Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:05 am

Nico and you?

I would have gone with Nico to see it, but then my stomach decided to be all unruly like it sometimes gets.

How was it?

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574 Re: Film Thread on Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:46 am

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I can't decide how I feel about it, really. The artistry on display is just staggering: everything is made of Lego bricks, from the buildings to the streets to the billowing smoke to the water. There's some really nice nods to Lego sets past and present, and the story goes to some surprisingly emotional places.

At the same time, I'm wondering how good the script really is (there's a few plot holes if you begin to examine it too closely) the jokes aren't necessarily the funniest ever written and quite frankly you can see the big twist in the third act coming a mile off. It's still a clever ending, and fits with the sort of message one associates with Lego, but it's disappointing that it wasn't quite the sucker punch it was made out to be in the reviews.

I don't think it's a bad film by any means: as I said, it's amazing to look at, there's a lot for Lego fans and it's a sweet tale. I guess I just found some of the key parts of the film- dialogue and story- a little lacking in the end. I'd definitely recommend going to see it, however.

EDIT: I'll talk about the problems I had with the film in spoiler tags.

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So, the big twist at the end of the film is that all the events of The Lego Movie up to that point have essentially taken place in a child's imagination. Emmett, the protagonist, gets thrown out of the universe and ends up on the floor of this basement, where a child has been driving the plot and his father inspires the character of Lord Business, the tyrant working to glue the universe together and fix it as it is for all time, thus negating the whole point of Lego as a construction toy. You see, all the Lego belongs to the father, who is obsessive with building all the models as they appear on the box and not allowing disparate themes to cross over. The child is the antithesis of that idea, playing with Lego as we believe it ought to be played with.

The problem with this seeming sucker punch is that on some level we've been anticipating it from early on in the film. Lord Business works to glue the universe in place using a substance he called Kragle: a tube of Krazy Glue with some of the lettering rubbed away. He also has a 'relic room' filled with artefacts from the human world, such as floppy disks, golf tees and even sticking plasters. This means that early on, we accept that the Lego world and the 'real world' must interface in some way. Coupled with Emmett's vision of 'The Man Upstairs,' the artifice is literally screaming. We expect the two worlds to interface sooner or later, and while it's done in a charming way, it's still something you can see coming.

There are some other issues I have, but I think that's the main one really.

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575 Re: Film Thread on Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:35 am

Jonny......

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