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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Wed May 29, 2013 11:13 am

African Americans have been big supporters of the film. I have a black friend who is grateful that a film finally told the truth about "our genocide."

Melissa Harris Perry liked the film as did Michael Eric Dyson, not big fans of the N-word.

The only real cluck has been from Spike Lee, who has always disliked Tarantino for use of the N-word.

Dick Gregory loves him some Django, hates him some Spike Lee:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS34OiuN ... J9lL--yvF9

Another problematic scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEofBHTrwzQ

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Gwyneth M905 » Wed May 29, 2013 7:43 pm

I'm definitely going to watch DJANGO UNCHAINED. Did you know that a slave graveyard was found in New York City? The bones of the slaves showed how chunks of bone were pulled out by overworked muscles. Yeah.

Funny that Spike Lee objects when he nailed the whole "circle jerk" aspect of racism with this scene from DO THE RIGHT THING:

http://youtu.be/DUu_lxdqArg
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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Ezra Lb. » Wed May 29, 2013 7:46 pm

MICHAEL CLAYTON

George Clooney's best role I think. The expressions that run over his face during the long silent cab ride at the end say more than most dialog does in movies these days. Tilda Swinton and Ton Wilkinson are also terrific. Great script.

WONDERBOYS

Again, I think this is Michael Douglas' best role. Also fine turns by Robert Downey Jr and Tobey McGuire back when they were actually actors. :wink: And the always wonderful Frances Mcdormand steals every scene she's in. You know, I read Michael Chabon's novel and I think this is one of the few times where the movie improved on the source material (INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE is another example).
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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Thu May 30, 2013 10:11 am

The Game is his silliest role. The plot is ludicrous but the film is good because David Fincher is one bad mofo.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Thu May 30, 2013 12:41 pm

According to Eli Roth making movies are now really cheap because you can use cheapo cameras, because computers can make bad films look good.

You can use video cameras and make them look like 35 mil. His latest movie about an earthquake only cost 2 million.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Fri May 31, 2013 11:43 am

Mark Kermode interviews Woody Allen on Bergman:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npHqAO3hj54

I still say Fellini is a bit better, Orson Welles too. Bergman is amazing.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Steve Evil » Fri May 31, 2013 3:07 pm

I've always liked Karmode. . .

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:26 am

He liked parts of Django. He just does not care for Tarantino.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Steve Evil » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:23 pm

Karmode's reservations about Tarantino mirror my own - indulgence mainly, but for me personally, I've never been comfortable with the director's tolerance for violence bordering on cruelty. I've heard nothing but good things about Django, but am still reluctant to see it. . .

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Ezra Lb. » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:01 am

Big news from the BBC re: Doctor Who in today's Wash Post.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertain ... story.html

Time for a female! Think they could afford Cate Blanchett?
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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:45 pm

Or scrap Doctor Who. It has pretty much ran out of ideas.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Steve Evil » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:44 pm

Now you're just trolling dude. . .

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:13 am

Masterchef is good but why must every contestant be a ego drenched ass? Are all Americans stuck on themselves? They make Gordon Ramsey look like a wet pup.

I'm sorry, Steve Evil.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:23 pm

All In The Family, yea or nay?

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Ezra Lb. » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:58 pm

Some recently discovered high quality color film of New York City from 1939.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEEOA2V3-DQ

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