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Forum: Films 02-16-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Joe Brody
Black Panther is fantastic and deserves its own...

Black Panther is fantastic and deserves its own thread!
Forum: Films 02-16-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,135
Posted By Joe Brody
You have to look behind the numbers. Did you see...

You have to look behind the numbers. Did you see this article (https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-last-jedi-loses-sales-momentum-raising-concern-for-disney-1517245312?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=7)...
Forum: Films 02-16-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 726
Posted By Joe Brody
I'll agree there's a big golden ticket element to...

I'll agree there's a big golden ticket element to Ready Player One and using the song make sense but look at Ragnarok's production history: principal photography for Thor ended at the end of...
Forum: Films 02-15-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 726
Posted By Joe Brody
How derivative and 'me too!' given how the Willy...

How derivative and 'me too!' given how the Willy Wonka song was just used so masterly in Thor Ragnarok last Fall. I'm sure the use of the song was just marketing types at work but I say its a...
Forum: Films 02-08-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 726
Posted By Joe Brody
Urban Outfitters at work, no doubt.

Urban Outfitters at work, no doubt.
Forum: Films 02-08-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,135
Posted By Joe Brody
Blue milk doesn't go well with...

Blue milk doesn't go well with toast.

https://media.giphy.com/media/PjWra8W264Ek8/giphy.gif

Speaking of toast, Solo is sandwiched between some strong competition and I think Solo will be toast at...
Forum: Films 02-07-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,135
Posted By Joe Brody
Saw the trailer and think that between Last Jedi...

Saw the trailer and think that between Last Jedi and Solo, the franchise is in real trouble. Young Lando looks very cool though, and I have great respect for Woody Harrelson.
Forum: Films 02-07-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 726
Posted By Joe Brody
Pale Horse, agreed on missing lively in-depth...

Pale Horse, agreed on missing lively in-depth conversations here on the Raven and agreed that there's a real dichotomy in our upbringing. [Jokingly]Hopefully you aren't on the 'honor roll of the...
Forum: Open Discussion 02-07-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,814
Posted By Joe Brody
The myth continues...

The myth continues (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/02/12/the-white-darkness). . .
Forum: Films 01-27-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 726
Posted By Joe Brody
No, from my perspective, it was truly cynical...

No, from my perspective, it was truly cynical during the '80's -- especially among teens (I was in sixth grade in 1980). Roundshort nailed it. The movies he mentioned were huge and there were...
Forum: Films 01-26-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 726
Posted By Joe Brody
I've seen scenes from each but have never had a...

I've seen scenes from each but have never had a desire to see them all the way through.

But enough of that -- what reaction to my actual rant? Were the '80's cynical or not?
Forum: Films 01-22-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 726
Posted By Joe Brody
Forgive the double post but search 'great films...

Forgive the double post but search 'great films of the 80's' - and scroll across the films that Google isolates. It's hilarious just about every film listed is cynical except for the films that Mr....
Forum: Films 01-22-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 726
Posted By Joe Brody
Gotta admit, Spielberg is annoying as hell. ....

Gotta admit, Spielberg is annoying as hell.



. . .and not just that -- but the presumed heroine in a Joy Division...
Forum: Films 01-13-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 88
Posted By Joe Brody
Villeneuve's Dune

Best part of Blade Runner 2049's press junket was word that Denis Villeneuve's next project would be adapting Frank Herbert's Dune.

I can go on all day about Dune but, simply put, Dune is a true...
Forum: Open Discussion 01-09-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,683
Posted By Joe Brody
https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/500x/66207...

https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/500x/66207124/far-out-man.jpg

(Though, given the sentiment, the BL's other 'far out' line is more appropriate but this is a PG-13 site)

. . . and by 'bowl'...
Forum: Open Discussion 01-08-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,683
Posted By Joe Brody
(and btw, between me and roundshort, I lay claim...

(and btw, between me and roundshort, I lay claim to being the bigger BL fan even if roundshort is on the left coast)
Forum: General Indiana Jones Discussion 01-06-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Joe Brody
Thanks for posting! I knew this was a loser...

Thanks for posting! I knew this was a loser thread without the maps but was at a loss for how to get them.

One observation about the maps, in the book each map has a legend with the color...
Forum: General Indiana Jones Discussion 01-04-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Joe Brody
Cinemaps

Among the classic movies mapped out in this beautifully crafted book (https://www.amazon.com/Cinemaps-Atlas-35-Great-Movies/dp/1594749892)(subtitled: "An atlas of 35 great movies"), are the first...
Forum: Films 12-28-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,823
Posted By Joe Brody
Moedred with his finger on the pulse. . ....

Moedred with his finger on the pulse. . ....
Forum: Open Discussion 12-27-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,320
Posted By Joe Brody
Sucks to suck. First Legionnaires Disease and...

Sucks to suck. First Legionnaires Disease and now this (https://nypost.com/2017/12/27/guests-stranded-on-rides-after-disneyland-power-outage/). . . .
Forum: Films 12-25-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,500
Posted By Joe Brody
Wow. Thanks for posting -- I don't think I would...

Wow. Thanks for posting -- I don't think I would have read that otherwise (though, I don't know if I would call that a 'rant'). After reading the Scriptshadow analysis, all of the garbage in the...
Forum: Films 12-25-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Joe Brody
I really enjoyed Ragnarok as well but disagree on...

I really enjoyed Ragnarok as well but disagree on two points:

1.) I think it is too late for DC.

2.) I get where you are coming from on Civil War and your observations about 'endless meetings'...
Forum: Films 12-20-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,823
Posted By Joe Brody
Wow. What a treat. A loving homage to many...

Wow. What a treat. A loving homage to many things.

(hope you were unaffected by the fires in your neck of the woods)
Forum: Films 12-16-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,500
Posted By Joe Brody
Yup. Red hot mess -- I'll stick with Rogue One,...

Yup. Red hot mess -- I'll stick with Rogue One, thank you very much.

Tough watching Carrie Fischer -- with her bipolar disorder and other ailments/dependencies, I can't watch the film without...
Forum: Films 12-12-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,811
Posted By Joe Brody
I hear you and I respect where you're coming from...

I hear you and I respect where you're coming from -- but I'm not a Star Wars fan -- so a loyal backstory consistent with New Hope is not a priority to me, and I'm not beholden to details. . . . ....
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