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JCTucker

Member Since 25 Aug 2005
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In Topic: Star Wars VIII The Last Jedi

23 December 2017 - 04:25 PM

Updated Power Rankings of SW Movies

Empire
New Hope
Rogue One
TFA
Jedi
Sith
Last Jedi (C-)
Phantom Menace (F)
AotC(F-)

In Topic: Movies

20 December 2017 - 09:20 AM

Also, go see "Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri" because that movie is a great emotional rollercoaster. 

Yep, it's on my list, but Star Wars has rendered my local multiplex unvisitable during the holiday prestige season the past 2 years...  "Oh, cool, you're showing Moonlight?  Well, I can't go see it here because you have Rogue One on 4 screens and the 2000 hipsters who thought they were being edgy by waiting three weeks to see it has made visiting the theater a hassle."

 

Yeah, get off my lawn fuckos.


In Topic: Star Wars VIII The Last Jedi

20 December 2017 - 09:16 AM

I laughed when the thing turned its head to Rey like "Hey, you wanna get in on this or nah?"


In Topic: Movies

18 December 2017 - 02:34 PM

Rather than do a huge catch-up post of the hundred or so movies I've seen in the past year and a half, I want to put a plug in for Logan Lucky.  This is Steven Soderbergh's return after a 4 year layoff.  His last movie was Side Effects, a movie where Rooney Mara kills Channing Tatum after lezzing it up with Catherine Zeta-Jones, blames a drug that Jude Law prescribes her... And that's just the first 45 minutes.  Seriously, go read up on it: https://en.wikipedia...cts_(2013_film)

 

I love Soderbergh.  The man is a brilliant filmmaker.  Logan Lucky feels like him playing it safe, but it's a good kind of safe.  And the performances are great.

 

There's a bit in a prison where there's a riot.  One of the demands is copies of A Dance With Dragons, Winds of Winter, and A Dream of Spring.  This plays out exactly like you'd think it would.  "I know you're lying, because George RR Martin was supposed to deliver it to his publisher 2 years ago, and so-and-so knows about stuff that happens after Dragons!" 


In Topic: Star Wars VIII The Last Jedi

18 December 2017 - 02:15 PM

I get that, but that doesn't need explanation. Let alone in the super weird way they did it.

What was weird about it? 

 

This is like the "one thing" that is a nitpick that I just don't get.  It's a 3 minute sequence where Luke goes and gets milk from a "sea cow" (my term), does this really cool jump over an expanse just to do some spear fishing.  Honestly, I think it just goes with the whole "You're expecting 'LUKE SKYWALKER' to be doing some really cool shit on this island, aren't you?  Well, surprise!"  He is on a small island in the middle of the sea.  Don't you wonder how he gets food and drink? 

 

And it works!

 

And it leads to the one joke that I think is actually in place and works.  (I did not care for the Poe/Hux stuff - the comedy should be the province of the droids - and ESB Yoda.  BB-8 plugging the holes being a prime example) The "That pretty much is nowhere" response.


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