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#12841 User is offline   Aptorian 

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Posted 31 March 2024 - 06:31 PM

View PostAptorian, on 04 February 2024 - 12:41 PM, said:

Why hasn't anyone posted the new Road House trailer yet?

This looks way better than it has any right to be. Gyllenhaal doesn't have the coolness of Swayze but this looks damn fun. McGreggor is a perfect movie villain.



(Also I liked Rebel Moon)


Just watched this.

There's a lot of little bits I like in Roadhouse 2024, but overall this a terrible movie. Not B-movie material. Just bad. Bad script, bad dialogue, so many missed opportunities.

Gyllenhaals version of Dalton is funny and charming in places, but it's with the hint that there's a violent sociopath hidden behind the smile and dead eyes. Second half of this film nothing he does is laudable from the audiences perspective. He's just bad at his job and apparently a terrible person.

Also I've not seen post-production dubbing this bad in a modern movie. Both Connor McGregor and the Sheriff dude sound like they're Italian actors from a Bud Spencer movie.
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Posted 31 March 2024 - 09:43 PM

The editing of Road House reboot is off. It's got several sequences that are better in a slightly different order.

Add to that a few things - spending less time with Gyllenhaal (Swayze got significantly more time), toning down the bad guys (monster truck scene from original plus the titties and drugs parties), the morphing of the gay attraction + legendary cowboy stuff (best shown in the shirtless tai chi scene from the original where two dudes watch Patrick Square and get turned on) into the more experiential, murderous Hulk in disguise stuff.

The movie warps into being The Equalizer. McGregor isn't awful, but there's scenes like when he goes to the empty house - it's not right. The camera angles sometimes just aren't the right fits either. Can't see the action clearly.

It's a fine movie, but there's not enough quotable lines and not enough Dalton interacting with the people at the bar.

We're left with a Western samurai drifter movie without a transcendent main character - even though Gyllenhaal is legit good in what he's doing!
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Posted 01 April 2024 - 08:59 PM

I saw The Flash movie. I liked it. I know nothing of The Flash other than he runs very fast and the Justice League movie. Are we allowed to like it after that dude was cancelled?

I also finally saw Dune 2. I liked it. Have not read the books. (I might have read the first one many many years ago slightly too young and it's morphed into weird memories.) Question for people who read the books:

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Burn rubber =/= warp speed
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Posted 02 April 2024 - 12:39 AM

Answer because it's not a spoiler: open enough scale gaps all around, which causes the worm to stop. Then board the worm, proceed to destination, and mind the gap.
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Posted 03 April 2024 - 10:06 PM

Thanks for the info. I assumed as much. Also assumed Villeneuve decided the visual of them all clambering on and finding a spot to sit down wouldn't be awesome enough.
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Posted 03 April 2024 - 10:59 PM

I'd spend 5 minutes watching Grandad and Grandma climb aboard a worm and get situated.
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Posted 07 April 2024 - 09:21 PM

Did I somehow sleep through a Godzilla cinematic universe? I get the impression the current movie is part of a much larger series. Should I care?
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Posted 07 April 2024 - 10:07 PM

Started with Godzilla in 2014, and the track record has pretty much been putting out an amazing trailer followed by a movie that gets the monsters largely right and the people disastrously wrong (boring/stupid/generic in the way bad summer movies tend to do). And the majority of each film, naturally, focuses on these humans, so it's been a series of high potential --> C- to C+ movies. That includes the new Kong movies (even Skull Island imo). Anyway, I haven't seen the brand new one yet, but it looks substantially goofier than the previous ones, for better or worse.

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They came with white hands and left with red hands.
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#12849 User is online   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 07:34 PM

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At a time when pernicious iterations of Hindu nationalism, or Hindutva, are gaining a global foothold both culturally and politically, Monkey Man is a combative gesture toward a different vision. [...]

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Monkey Man: The controversy behind Dev Patel's compelling new movie. (slate.com)


Netflix decided not to release it because it was too obviously critical of Hindutva and Modi's BJP... and the movie was effectively forced to change some of the more blatant references (BJP saffron to red, for example).
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Posted 12 April 2024 - 12:37 PM

 worry, on 07 April 2024 - 10:07 PM, said:

Started with Godzilla in 2014, and the track record has pretty much been putting out an amazing trailer followed by a movie that gets the monsters largely right and the people disastrously wrong (boring/stupid/generic in the way bad summer movies tend to do). And the majority of each film, naturally, focuses on these humans, so it's been a series of high potential --> C- to C+ movies. That includes the new Kong movies (even Skull Island imo). Anyway, I haven't seen the brand new one yet, but it looks substantially goofier than the previous ones, for better or worse.


The Monarch series on appletv is the opposite - a human story set around the monsters, which ties the legendary G movies and Kong ones together quite nicely.

The latest movie certainly goes down the showa era route of Godzilla movies with a goofier tone, but the movie was surprisingly much better than the trailer - it was dumb, but a lot of fun.

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Posted 12 April 2024 - 01:42 PM

Oh yeah, I forgot about the show but have heard good things.
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Posted Yesterday, 12:51 PM

 Traveller, on 12 April 2024 - 12:37 PM, said:


The latest movie certainly goes down the showa era route of Godzilla movies with a goofier tone, but the movie was surprisingly much better than the trailer - it was dumb, but a lot of fun.



This is accurate. The kids loves it.
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Posted Yesterday, 06:06 PM

Watched The Roadhouse (while of course electrocuting my abs). Almost made me feel nostalgic for headbutts in MMA (MMMAGA---Make MMA Great Again, and toss Trump in there to get headbutted to death!). Overall, meh. There were maybe two witty parts. It was mildly educational wrt body language. Didn't like Gyllenhal's voice or McGregor's. Incidentally, the idea that some random, somewhat muscular tough guy who's a natural welterweight at most would pose such problems for a UFC champion---even with the occasional headbutt or slamming-head-into-wall-or-whatever---is absurd, but of course so is most of the plot; not really an issue though, since suspension of disbelief is assumed. Also, I doubt that's really Gyllenhal's ab routine, though I do like tossing in the one-arm planks.

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