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by Mentaculus
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

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: 1004

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: 2845

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: 1004

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: 1127

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...
by Mentaculus
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For which years have you seen every Best Picture Nominee?
Replies: 18
Views: 1127

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.
by Mentaculus
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Best dialogue-driven film you've seen?
Replies: 33
Views: 3549

Re: Best dialogue-driven film you've seen?

Hey, thanks for the recommendation. I watched Man From Earth this morning and thoroughly enjoyed it. Yeah I have to second Man From Earth - it's kind of a dark horse in my film library. I've recently been exploring Polish and Czech New Wave and if you can find them, I really enjoyed Intimate Lighti...
by Mentaculus
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: The Cloverfield Paradox
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: The Cloverfield Paradox

The vitriol seems to be originating mostly from online and the anger that the Cloverfield pieces were slapped onto a movie that was not a Cloverfield film, then market stunted down everyone's throats during the Super Bowl. I thought it was pretty mediocre as a film apart from Chris O'Dowd, but it's...

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