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Re: Random Movie Thoughts/Questions
« Reply #1590 on: April 02, 2010, 03:41:02 PM »
Anyone else looking forward to Prince of Persia? It looks kind of fun to me, much like The Mummy series (not including that Scorpion Dung spin-off). A good popcorn movie. Much better than that suckathon Titan thing.

Yes, though I have never played the games.

Me either. I played Aladdin on snes and figured it was close enough.

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Re: Random Movie Thoughts/Questions
« Reply #1591 on: April 02, 2010, 03:53:07 PM »

Need you ask?
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Re: Random Movie Thoughts/Questions
« Reply #1592 on: April 02, 2010, 10:32:43 PM »
Anyone else looking forward to Prince of Persia? It looks kind of fun to me, much like The Mummy series (not including that Scorpion Dung spin-off). A good popcorn movie. Much better than that suckathon Titan thing.

I'm looking forward to Gyllenhaal occupying two spaces on my top 5 movies in which ill-conceived time travel is badly used as a plot device.

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Re: Random Movie Thoughts/Questions
« Reply #1593 on: April 02, 2010, 11:39:51 PM »
Adam Arkin should be in more things.
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Re: Random Movie Thoughts/Questions
« Reply #1594 on: April 03, 2010, 09:08:46 AM »
I wonder if Hollywood was trying to send MLB a message with films like Rookie of the Year (1993), The Sandlot (1993), Little Big League (1994), and Angels in the Outfield (1994). All of them seem to be about the purity and innocence of the game and they were all released around the time of the last players strike.

Oh, and by the way, all of them are awesome and HUGE nostalgia picks from my childhood.
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Re: Random Movie Thoughts/Questions
« Reply #1595 on: April 03, 2010, 11:54:25 AM »
Anyone else looking forward to Prince of Persia? It looks kind of fun to me, much like The Mummy series (not including that Scorpion Dung spin-off). A good popcorn movie. Much better than that suckathon Titan thing.

I'm looking forward to Gyllenhaal occupying two spaces on my top 5 movies in which ill-conceived time travel is badly used as a plot device.

time travel is an ill-conceived concept.. therefor, any film that has time travel would qualify
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Re: Random Movie Thoughts/Questions
« Reply #1596 on: April 03, 2010, 12:33:51 PM »
http://www.slate.com/id/2248669/

Unless this article is satirical, which I don't think it is, this is quite frankly the dumbest article I've read all the way through in a farily long time. He's actively wishing for popular movies to be less smart. He also seems to think that a film being intellectual precludes being emotional, which of course, is nonsense.

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Re: Random Movie Thoughts/Questions
« Reply #1597 on: April 03, 2010, 03:43:06 PM »
He says "I want to feel something." The point he's making in the article is that some directors become preoccupied with creating something intellectual and fail to make something emotionally engaging. Also that certain directors are simply bad at making emotional films. That's it. He never suggests that it's one or the other, or that being a smart film is inherently bad.

I really don't see what's dumb about it. In fact I agreed with much of what he had to say.


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Re: Random Movie Thoughts/Questions
« Reply #1598 on: April 03, 2010, 04:33:55 PM »
He says "I want to feel something." The point he's making in the article is that some directors become preoccupied with creating something intellectual and fail to make something emotionally engaging. Also that certain directors are simply bad at making emotional films. That's it. He never suggests that it's one or the other, or that being a smart film is inherently bad.

I really don't see what's dumb about it. In fact I agreed with much of what he had to say.



But something being intellectual does not preclude it being emotional, like I said. The most emotion I got from a movie last year was from A Serious Man, and it was precisely because it made me think.

And come on, Avatar and The Hurt Locker aren't emotional?
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Re: Random Movie Thoughts/Questions
« Reply #1599 on: April 03, 2010, 04:48:05 PM »
No, not really. Unless pissed off counts as an emotion.