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Re: Best of the Boards
« Reply #310 on: December 14, 2017, 01:31:57 AM »
I am awed by the sheer beauty of this joke.
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Re: Best of the Boards
« Reply #311 on: December 14, 2017, 04:47:04 AM »
I am gutted I didn't get the damn reference. I think I hear the nun from GOT shouting « Shame. » at me from somewhere.
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Re: Best of the Boards
« Reply #312 on: December 20, 2017, 09:37:16 PM »
Okay, Bondo pulled a pretty good zinger today.

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Re: Best of the Boards
« Reply #313 on: February 28, 2018, 06:30:36 PM »
Inception ultimately has become the most discussed film in the Movie Talk (Spoiler Edition) subforum to date. And by a healthy margin.

The very first post:

I expect we'll be needing this.

You sure called that one. :)

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Re: Best of the Boards
« Reply #314 on: February 28, 2018, 07:25:25 PM »
Yeah, but like half that thread is just people naming movies about dreams they like more than Inception.

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Re: Best of the Boards
« Reply #315 on: February 28, 2018, 07:53:03 PM »
I'm about halfway through reading skimming it. It's funny stuff and has a definite flow.

Phase 1: Is it or isn't it all a dream, and other partial variations of the same question.

Phase 2: disappointment over how the dreams aren't weird enough and that this isn't a nonsensical David Lynch film, and the response thanking god it's not

Phase 3: A long and ongoing comparison to Shutter Island of all films (I guess that hot at the time). That part is especially funny to me in hindsight since nobody talks, or seemingly thinks, about Shutter Island anymore. And yet reading the discussion you might get the impression it's every bit Inception's equal, if not the very benchmark of that type movie! :))

Phase 4: the discussion dives back into little details about gravity and timing and who's what where.

Phase 5: a mishmash of film/director comparisons and their validity/invalidity (Nolan/Kubrick, Nolan/Hitchcock, Nolan/Scorsese...)

Interspersed amongst it all are various out-sourced opinions, and blog links to off-site reviews.

Some good points are made all around, amidst the typical misunderstanding and arguments which always result from the subjective being expressed objectively.

Edit: I was surprised at my own luke-warm reaction at the time. It's grown greatly over the years. Watched it again last night... it's probably top 10 all-time at this point. It just took 10 years to get there, and umpteen viewings.
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Re: Best of the Boards
« Reply #316 on: February 28, 2018, 08:00:32 PM »
Now I'm seeing the potential for a "smirnoff summarizes threads" thread. Our very own forum Spark Notes  ;D

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Re: Best of the Boards
« Reply #317 on: March 16, 2018, 01:52:03 AM »
Once again the I find myself laughing. In Adam's review of 50 shades, while talking about the nudity (or body bits) shown in the film, he comments that while Dakota Johnson is topless lots, Jamie Dornan is only shirtless. Isn't shirtless topless?

Not if Dornan keeps his bra on.

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Re: Best of the Boards
« Reply #318 on: March 16, 2018, 11:24:44 AM »
Major props to smirnoff for creating a fun, new game, and reviving a number of the old, fun movie games!
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Re: Best of the Boards
« Reply #319 on: March 16, 2018, 11:44:50 AM »
Major props to smirnoff for creating a fun, new game, and reviving a number of the old, fun movie games!

I should spend more time exploring the forum and not just visiting threads that I have subscribed to. I will go through that over the weekend.
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