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Ghost in the Shell

Youtube is on a roll - they have the original Japanese version, not the English dub. However, you can turn on subtitles in English.
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The Aeronauts (Prime)

Not too bad, but a documentary about the "Actual events" would probably be better.
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Star Wars Ep IX Rise of Skywalker

Good the first time, better the second time
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The Point!
Animated feature made for television, written by Harry Nisson. Lots of word play. Very 1971.
The Rockman is worth the price of admission. Music is stellar too.
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Séamas posted:
The Point!
Animated feature made for television, written by Harry Nisson. Lots of word play. Very 1971.


I showed it to my wife a couple of years back, she found the story engaging, and the animation trippy AF.

A bit of trivia: the father was originally voiced by Dustin Hoffman, but was later changed to Ringo Starr (which is the version most people are familiar with).
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Pithecanthropus posted:
Séamas posted:
The Point!
Animated feature made for television, written by Harry Nisson. Lots of word play. Very 1971.


I showed it to my wife a couple of years back, she found the story engaging, and the animation trippy AF.

A bit of trivia: the father was originally voiced by Dustin Hoffman, but was later changed to Ringo Starr (which is the version most people are familiar with).



yep. Ringo seems like he is trying not to sound Liverpudlian.

Also: Mike Lookinland -TV's Bobby Brady does the voice of Oblio.
The King (2019) Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson. Fictionalised telling of Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt. Nicely done. The story is based on Shakespeare's Henry plays so it has all the untruths and biases of them but makes for a compelling film.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019).

Lemme just say this: Sophie Turner is REALLY pretty. Even while overlayed with rather grotesque special effects.

But otherwise: WTF? There was no coherent plot other than Jean Grey becoming arguably the most powerful being in the universe though wrestling within herself without any comprehesion of that fact (until near the end of the movie). I struggled arguing with myself, beginning to ask about halfway through if this was worth my time watching it. Ultimately: nope, knowing what I know now, I would not have bothered even with watching Sophie Turner.

Tell me: I am not at all a comic book reader (at least not anymore) so there might be some explanation within them for this. Do the movies with the "younger" X-Men (i.e., those with James McAvoy as Professor Xavier) take place in a different universe from those movies with Patrick Stewart in that role? Perhaps people with a more thorough knowledge of the Marvel universe already know that in the time between the movies of Dark Phoenix (most of which takes place in 1992) and the first X-Men movie (MAYBE taking place in 2000?) there are stories which explain how Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix is restored to the X-Men, but lacking that background I'm rather lost trying to patch together these movie groups. For me it makes more sense to view them as completely separate.
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I don't know the answer to your questions, but I'd blame Fox

But now that Disney owns fox and marvel maybe x-men movies could one day be better?

(damn, disney is too big, that's scary)
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ukimalefu posted:
I don't know the answer to your questions, but I'd blame Fox

But now that Disney owns fox and marvel maybe x-men movies could one day be better?

(damn, disney is too big, that's scary)



Just wait till Apple buys them :lol:
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DEyncourt posted:

Do the movies with the "younger" X-Men (i.e., those with James McAvoy as Professor Xavier) take place in a different universe from those movies with Patrick Stewart in that role?


They are supposed to be in the same universe, Days of Future Past connects them.
I don't know why they keep trying to do a Dark Phoenix story.
Even the scant and wholly incomplete details I have gleaned about Dark Phoenix makes a compelling story though it deserves to be matched with a good writer and a good director to tell it.

So should I consider the "Dark Phoenix" movie as Marvel "apocrypha"? Because becoming arguably the most powerful entity within the X-Men universe doesn't at all fit with the later (in the overall storyline though earlier in the making) X-Men movies i.e., those with Famke Janssen as Jean Grey.
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HP and the Goblet of Fire
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Fern Gully. Tim Curry and Robin Williams team up with Australian hippies and present a masterclass in children's entertainment. If you want to make a kids film, this is a good one to watch. They understand the necessity of real peril in a children's film.
1917 (2019) Written and Directed by Sam Mendes based on stories his family were told by an ancestor who fought in it.

Like Nolan's 'Dunkirk', more an exercise in film-making technique than story-telling but a better movie anyway. Two Lance corporals are tasked with crossing no man's land to deliver a message to halt an attack. Not a realistic premise for the fictional story.

Made in such a way to give the impression that the film is shot in two one hour continuous takes.

Recommended.
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1917 (2019) Written and Directed by Sam Mendes based on stories his family were told by an ancestor who fought in it.

Like Nolan's 'Dunkirk', more an exercise in film-making technique than story-telling but a better movie anyway. Two Lance corporals are tasked with crossing no man's land to deliver a message to halt an attack. Not a realistic premise for the fictional story.

Made in such a way to give the impression that the film is shot in two one hour continuous takes.

Recommended.


I just finished watching. Amen to the camera work. I recommend as well.
Bull Durham (1988) So many fine little scenes and dialogues. Crash Davis telling Annie savoy all the things he believes in; The trips to the mound and telling the batter what pitches are about to come, etc. Even those who don't like rom-coms will find something to like.
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