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Author Topic: The Movie Thread Reloaded  (Read 109003 times)

Omega

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1050 on: January 06, 2023, 07:20:15 PM »
This sounds like the sort of thing that'd be hilarious to watch with a few beers.

"A couple of margaritas in" certainly helped.

The reviews I read after hearing about that bit seem to indicate that the whole thing is taking the piss on the TV show, being set "outside" with the characters being animated actors like in Roger Rabbit.

Very. Its yet another in these damn idiot "Set in the real world" mockeries every single one nearly has been for years now. So its Rodger Rabbit but with the RR crew. They are actors. Jesus Christ why? The synopses reads so hateful towards the show. Also like alot of these things have been.

Lurkndog

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« Reply #1051 on: January 15, 2023, 10:54:33 PM »
So, back in the distant past of 2019, WWE Entertainment put together a movie called Fighting with my Family about the life of pro wrestler Paige, starring a then-obscure actress named Florence Pugh.

Fast forward to 2023, and I've become a big fan of Florence Pugh after her work at Marvel, particularly her cameo in the Disney+ series Hawkeye.

So I decided to check out Fighting with my Family and see if it was any good.

It was okay. Pugh is good as Paige, AKA Saraya Bevis, AKA Brittany Knight, despite not looking anything like the real wrestler, and the supporting cast are excellent as well. Well written, well acted, and pretty compelling most of the time.

The problem is they couldn't decide whether to go with the "wrestling is fake" or "wrestling is real" approach. Most of the movie is a behind the scenes view of the life of Paige and her family, who are all wrestlers and carny folk. But they wanted the sports movie ending where our heroine overcomes adversity and wins the big fight. This turns the third reel into a real trainwreck, where they have her going out and winning a wrestling match that is now apparently a real fight that she can win. Despite the rest of the movie establishing pretty clearly how wrestling actually works.

They basically lose the thread of their own storyline, which should have shown her finding her voice and stage persona during her training and apprenticeship in WWE's developmental program NXT, as it actually happened in real life.

In the end, it's not a bad way to spend an evening, but that ending is definitely flawed.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1052 on: January 21, 2023, 10:55:07 AM »
Last night: Everything Everywhere All At Once.

It was a long episode of Rick and Morty with a more positive outlook. Good movie, great cast.






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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1053 on: February 03, 2023, 06:14:47 AM »
Just caught part of a really weird one. Some sort of British drama about Lenin.

With Patric Stewart as Lenin???

Now I know what Mirror Universe Picard must look like!


Thornhammer

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1054 on: February 03, 2023, 12:55:19 PM »
Just caught part of a really weird one. Some sort of British drama about Lenin.

With Patric Stewart as Lenin???

Now I know what Mirror Universe Picard must look like!

Reminds me, mildly related, that I need to watch The Death of Stalin.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1055 on: February 05, 2023, 04:39:50 AM »
Apparently it was called Fall of Eagles? An episode called Absolute Beginners from the 70s.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1056 on: February 05, 2023, 09:30:36 AM »
Just saw Kate, because our neighbor wanted an action movie to show off his home cinema system. The system was great, shame about the movie. If you’ve seen a few action movies you can see every plot twist coming a mile away. But to me, the worst problem was the main actress, who has a problem which is pretty common these days ; she’s supposed to be a highly trained assassin, but in the beginning looks like a sensitive girl who works behind a computer and watches her weight, and never did a rough job in her life. That is until she’s falling apart from cutting, bruising, and poisoning. The best parts of the movie were little jokes about modern Japanese culture here and there. It may be required watching for Japanophiles.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1057 on: February 07, 2023, 07:45:25 PM »
ANDOR really is quite good, thank you to all who recommended it.

If I had any complaint, it would be that the episodes are too short, I've been watching three half hour episodes a night.

I think we're supposed to get another season of this. There is a second season stub up on IMDB. I look forward to that.

I also watched about half of Thor: Love and Thunder, which was absolute dog shit.