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Polls / Re: Scarlett Johansson is...
« Last post by smirnoff on July 14, 2018, 12:33:07 AM »
I don't know...

Presumably what trans-actors there are, are out there auditioning for things along with gay people, straight people, etc. Do gay actors include the fact they're gay on their resume? Do trans-actors include their trans-nature on their resume? Do straight people go out of their way to make sure casting director's understand that they're straight? Is any of it relevant? If there's a call to play an old-timey train conductor and you look the part is anyone checking to make sure you have a dick before they lock you in, or that you don't sleep with dudes? We see gay actors playing straight, often probably without realizing it. Would that not also be true of trans-people? I don't actually know.

I'm sympathetic to both sides of the argument actually. My pet peeve is when they hire an attractive, skinny actress and "ugly her up" or "fatten her up" (or him, obviously) for the role, as if no quality "ugly" actresses are actively looking for work.  I've called it the Velma (Scooby Doo) effect, but I desperately need to update that reference.

ScarJo whips out her penis on instagram. Would that be Scooby Doo enough for ya? :)
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Movie Talk / Re: Caught 10 minutes of....
« Last post by oldkid on July 14, 2018, 12:19:24 AM »
Mrs oldkid and I saw Wrinkle in Time, recognizing that it is not the book ahead of time and that helped us enjoy the film we were watching.  It is also not nearly as good as the book, so if you haven't read the book, just read the book.  And if you have read the book, re-read it.

May Rian Johnson's Star Wars live!  And yes, 1SO, I think it is in the realm of as good as the original trilogy.
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Directors / Re: Maysles, David and Albert
« Last post by 1SO on July 14, 2018, 12:19:03 AM »
Grey Gardens (1975)
★ ★ ˝
When I first watched Grey Gardens, back in the 90s, I had a strange reaction because the film is one of the most acclaimed documentaries of all time. I couldn’t understand how the Beales touched a sentimental nerve with so many people because I found them annoying. Annoying then and annoying now. I’m certain they’re not being held up for ridicule, but am I supposed to pity them? Embrace them? Are we just observing these unique individuals and walking the mile in their shoes? Because these shoes never fit me and I didn’t understand why I was wearing them, why so many others would want to.


Muhammad and Larry (2009)
★ ★ ★ – Good
Much as I think I know Ali because he’s the Michael Jordan of boxing and one of sports’ greatest legends, this wedge of his career proves that there’s so much to learn about him. (This doc makes me mad all over again about Michael Mann’s wasteful Ali, which also focuses on a small span of the man’s life and tells us almost nothing.) There’s also much more to be told about Larry Holmes, living in the shadow of Ali and never getting the recognition he deserved, partly because he avoided the spotlight and partly because he was despised as the man who beat Ali. Good as this doc is, I can’t get past how much more there is. Even just this slice could’ve benefitted from another half-hour, which might’ve brought it up to the greatness of When We Were Kings.
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Movie Talk / Re: Star Wars Thoughts
« Last post by MartinTeller on July 13, 2018, 11:53:33 PM »
Yeah, no one ever referred to Raiders as "Indiana Jones". The only time anyone would say "I like Indiana Jones" was if they were talking about the character.
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Movie Talk / Re: Caught 10 minutes of....
« Last post by pixote on July 13, 2018, 11:49:36 PM »
"What is this nonsense? It's not The Wrinkle in Time I know and love."

That's how I felt when I tried to reread the book as an adult, lol.

pixote
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Movie Talk / Re: Star Wars Thoughts
« Last post by oldkid on July 13, 2018, 11:46:25 PM »
But before they undertitled it, if you would say you liked Indiana Jones, meaning the first movie, didn't people ever answer « Which one? »?

The title of the first movie was Raiders of the Lost Ark and we usually just called it Raiders.
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Television & Sports / Re: TV Thoughts and Questions
« Last post by oldkid on July 13, 2018, 11:42:42 PM »
There are early shows that would benefit to having highlight reels or selected episodes:

Mr. Roger's Neighborhood
Gilligan's Island (simply because of the silliness of the situation)
The Brady Bunch
Scooby Doo (which has a life of it's own)
The Honeymooners (hard to find, tho)
I Love Lucy


Star Trek, it seems, will never die, and The Next Generation is worthy after the cringy first season.

Then there are shows that I think will be interesting and watchable as a whole, or at least a number of seasons for a long time:
MASH
The West Wing
Possibly Hill Street Blues

I think certain TV shows will have a long life.  They have their place in visual entertainment and have an integrated history with, but different from, movies and deserves their own historic place.  The current "golden age" will certainly have permanent fixtures.  The Wire is made up of five long, excellent movies.  I won't give up on it.
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Television & Sports / Re: TV Thoughts and Questions
« Last post by smirnoff on July 13, 2018, 11:20:01 PM »
Parks and Recreation has been at the top of my Watchlist since it was still on the air. I just can never make the time to commit to it.

Which is funny because it's, what, 22 minute episodes? But I'm the same way.
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Television & Sports / Re: TV Thoughts and Questions
« Last post by 1SO on July 13, 2018, 11:15:56 PM »
Parks and Recreation has been at the top of my Watchlist since it was still on the air. I just can never make the time to commit to it.
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Movie Talk / Re: Random Movie Thoughts and Questions
« Last post by 1SO on July 13, 2018, 11:12:53 PM »
"That's not how The Force works."

I've heard this one frequently two ways. If the speaker thinks the listener(s) won't get the reference they will replace "The Force" with whatever is being discussed.
"That's not how the shopping works."/"That's not how children work."
The tone of the delivery tips off that it's based on the Force Awakens line.

If the speaker thinks the listener(s) WILL get the reference they will say the exact quote, knowing the listeners can make the replacement themselves.
"Donald Trump is going to ignore the subpoena."
"That's not how The Force works."



I've been in conversations where a group can't decide on something or the first, best option is unavailable and after making backup plans, someone will say “The garbage’ll do.”

I've heard "So who talks first? You talk first? I talk first?" as an icebreaker.


From The Last Jedi:
I've been told, “I’ve seen your daily routine. You are not busy.”
When someone doesn't like something they read, I've twice now heard, “Page turners, they were not.”

Following many Donald Trump tweets, I've seen this meme.
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