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by Mentaculus
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where can I rent obscure movies?
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: Where can I rent obscure movies?

MUBI is pretty good. Thirding the Library (if you become friends with your A/V acquisitions rep you may be able to get rare DVDs, in addition to Kanopy services). MUBI is also a good resource and they have a rental section now, which flies under the radar. I'm a huge proponent of supporting the off...
by Mentaculus
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Help me name that movie
Topic: Inventor dad
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: Inventor dad

Memory is fuzzy but are you perhaps thinking of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)?
by Mentaculus
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you change your ratings ?
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Do you change your ratings ?

On very rare occasions. If I return to a film and my opinion has reversed (this has happened), I will full on delete my old score and upload a new one, since it's like a new viewing experience. If someone's starred a review, I might tweak the score up or down but the text is locked in stone. As I ch...
by Mentaculus
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 12
Views: 1783

Re: Black Panther

The thing is though, these superhero films are just shallow. If these themes ever crop up in these films it's always extremely superficial. My main issue with superhero films, as I've stated, is that they're far less risque than their comic counterparts and most of the films feel very samey. After ...
by Mentaculus
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 12
Views: 1783

Re: Black Panther

PendejoJorge I in many ways sympathize with your point, but I'm mostly on the other side of this particular fence. While Black Panther may lampshade pan-Africanism and globalization, that's ultimately not what the film is about - it's about an African dude who wears a cat suit and beats the shit out...
by Mentaculus
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Replies: 35
Views: 4445

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

OK, I've been totally lurking in the corners reading the responses in this thread. As is perfectly clear in my review on this here site of The Last Jedi, I liked it, a lot, despite its very present flaws in places, and am happy to be its Devil's Advocate. A couple things: Indeed the fault does fall ...
by Mentaculus
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 12
Views: 1783

Re: Black Panther

OK so for giggles, a comic book socio-political freeform thought game: Black Panther: cultural identity, colonialism, post-modern Africana, diaspora, aggression vs. non-violence, political succession, urban violence, weapons proliferation, globalization Logan - exploitation of immigrants, national i...
by Mentaculus
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For which years have you seen every Best Picture Nominee?
Replies: 18
Views: 1626

Re: For which years have you seen every Best Picture Nominee?

While I get close on a few years, I can only say I've maxed out the nominees in 1997, 1998, 2000, and 2003. But I'm pretty darned close on 2017 - only missing Dunkirk and The Post. Dunkirk is worth a watch, especially if you can still catch it in IMAX (but probably not?). I would skip The Post... T...

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