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Saw DP2 last week.  Loved the first 2 acts, found the 3rd a little slow.  The credit scenes made up for it though.  Feel they needed more Morena in it, though they apparently cut a number of scenes with her, so maybe in the DVD cut.  

 

Looking forward to Solo this Friday as I'm taking the day off to participate in a bike tour with my kids' school, which only lasts the morning.  Popcorn and Solo for lunch with the wife=win!    

 

 

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1 hour ago, Rahz said:

Saw DP2 last week.  Loved the first 2 acts, found the 3rd a little slow.  The credit scenes made up for it though.  Feel they needed more Morena in it, though they apparently cut a number of scenes with her, so maybe in the DVD cut.  

 

Looking forward to Solo this Friday as I'm taking the day off to participate in a bike tour with my kids' school, which only lasts the morning.  Popcorn and Solo for lunch with the wife=win!    

 

 

The original Deadpool did a great job of spitting in the face of comic book movie tropes and DP2 had not one but two fridgings driving the plot. I enjoyed the experience, but was very disappointed by the writers.

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Finally got around to seeing "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri". Excellent film in almost everyway, I was wrong-footed about what was going to happen quite a few times, which is nice. A well-deserved Oscar for Ms McDormand, whose part made me think of "Mother Courage". 

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 Just rented Hostiles, with Christian Bale and Wes Studi, about a retiring cavalry officer whose last detail is escorting his longtime enemy, a Cheyenne chief dying of cancer, back to sacred Cheyenne land in Montana to die.

 

It was a damn, damn good movie.

 

 

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Stumbled across this on Netflix and actually really enjoyed it. Has kind of a low-rent early-Tarantino thing happening. Comprised of five segments, achronologically arranged and presented as a continuous shot, the plot follows a PI's delve into the death of a stripper.

 

V. good cast. John Hawkes is generally underrated. Also enjoyed watching Vail Bloom and Dichen Lachman walking around.

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No Man's Land

 

You know those adventures where nothing goes right?

 

It's very "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" in it's feel. Makes me want to write a D&D/Mutant Future style adventure based on it. 

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On 5/17/2018 at 7:13 AM, redambrosia said:

You mean King Arthur: Legend of the Sword? It was a fun movie if you forget everything you know about King Arthur :lol: except for the GoPro running scenes... those almost made me throw up. 

Hey, there was no way Legend of the Sword was going to beat the true classic -

 

Camelot!

Camelot!

Camelot!

It's only a model.

 

The Auld Grump

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Totally enjoyable, if a little silly. Peak Hepburn. Young Col. John "Hannibal" Smith. Good stuff.

 

 

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This has held up fairly well; but I was always was more kindly disposed to it than were some folks. It's heavy-handed and overly simplistic, but I'unno. Surprised, actually, that it hasn't had a bit of a comeback in popular culture with the anti-God Emperor crowd who put on like he's a mirror image of the Chancellor. 

 

Padme is typically dull here, but Weaving turned in a great performance behind the mask, I've always thought.

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On 5/29/2018 at 7:06 AM, etherial said:

The original Deadpool did a great job of spitting in the face of comic book movie tropes and DP2 had not one but two fridgings driving the plot. I enjoyed the experience, but was very disappointed by the writers.

Fridgings?

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5 hours ago, Talae said:

Fridgings?

Fridging, i.e. Women in refrigerators.

 

In simple terms, the tendency to have women (hero or love interest) as merely tragic victims to motivate the male hero, and then disappear from continuity. Meanwhile, male heroes get killed and resurrected all the time.

 

Though in the case of DP2, there is debate if it's true fridging or just a "normal" victim as there is a lot of interpretation about what constitutes a "true" fridging. Losing loved ones as motivation is a classic literary trope after all.

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3 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

Fridging, i.e. Women in refrigerators.

 

In simple terms, the tendency to have women (hero or love interest) as merely tragic victims to motivate the male hero, and then disappear from continuity. Meanwhile, male heroes get killed and resurrected all the time.

 

Though in the case of DP2, there is debate if it's true fridging or just a "normal" victim as there is a lot of interpretation about what constitutes a "true" fridging. Losing loved ones as motivation is a classic literary trope after all.

Gotcha. Normally, this would be a concern of mine, but in the case of DP, I think it is an addition to the laundry list of bad luck scenarios that happen to him. His resurrection, and powers, in general, is simultaneously a benefit and a curse.

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2 hours ago, Talae said:

Gotcha. Normally, this would be a concern of mine, but in the case of DP, I think it is an addition to the laundry list of bad luck scenarios that happen to him. His resurrection, and powers, in general, is simultaneously a benefit and a curse.

And of course it gets it gets SPOILER with hot chocolate and schnaps all around.

 

Meanwhile -

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The Auld Grump - sometimes they never get as far as the fridge....

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Spoiler for DP2....... 

 

 

 

 

Anyone notice they subtle added the Grey X Force suit he wore for a bit? While I haven't followed comics since the early 90s I do recall a time where every member had a Grey suit instead of regular colors. 

 

It's at the when he gets charred. 

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Watched Life last night.

 

I know there wouldn't be much point to these kinds of films if a supposedly intelligent, highly trained professional didn't do something really stupid, but it annoys the heck out of me every single time. 

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6 hours ago, aku-chan said:

Watched Life last night.

 

I know there wouldn't be much point to these kinds of films if a supposedly intelligent, highly trained professional didn't do something really stupid, but it annoys the heck out of me every single time. 

 

I have been tempted to rent this a couple times but, for the reason you pointed out (which I figured would be the case), I have continued to pass on it.

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