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Post by Knaldskalle » January 4th, 2019, 7:58 pm

:shrug:

Here's the entire entry:
My Girl 2:
(1991, US) d Howard Zieff, cast Macaulay Culkin, Anna Chlumsky, Dan Ackroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis.
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Who'd ever have thought we'd get upset by Macaulay Culkin being stung to death by bees?
So I'm guessing it's a typo in the book?
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Post by joachimt » January 4th, 2019, 8:18 pm

Then it's definitely a typo in the book. Part 1 is from 1991 and stars Culkin. Part 2 is from 1994 and Culkin isn't in it.

I'm going to change the official list.

Too bad I watched that pointless sequel. :(
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Post by joachimt » January 4th, 2019, 8:18 pm

And spoiler that quote again.
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Post by joachimt » January 4th, 2019, 8:50 pm

So is the latest Indian masterpiece worth the watch? Nathan, you watched it yesterday. Care to share your thoughts? It's on Netflix here, so I was wondering if I should add it to my watchlist.
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Post by Knaldskalle » January 4th, 2019, 8:53 pm

joachimt wrote:
January 4th, 2019, 8:18 pm
And spoiler that quote again.
Oh, right!
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Post by Knaldskalle » January 4th, 2019, 8:57 pm

joachimt wrote:
January 4th, 2019, 8:50 pm
So is the latest Indian masterpiece worth the watch? Nathan, you watched it yesterday. Care to share your thoughts? It's on Netflix here, so I was wondering if I should add it to my watchlist.
Without having seen it I can confidently say no. It's only 139 minutes long, so there won't be enough time for sufficient song and dance numbers if you also want the usual lack of character development. Anything short of 180 minutes will inevitably feel rushed.
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Post by Hunziker » January 5th, 2019, 4:37 pm

Knaldskalle wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 5:16 pm
Hunziker wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 11:42 pm
Not paying premium for a couple of months :$ could anyone export my checks pretty please?

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You can do that yourself. The script iCM Enhanced has that feature built in. I highly recommend it, I use it all the time.
I'd forgotten about it. I do use the script, but I had disabled the export option because of I had premium. Thanks!
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Post by Mothravka » January 8th, 2019, 7:34 am

Those that are interested and maybe missed it, titles for the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam are being announced now. MUBI are keeping an updated list as well.

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Post by matthewscott8 » January 8th, 2019, 2:58 pm

oops
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Post by matthewscott8 » January 8th, 2019, 2:58 pm

Did anyone watch "Top of the Lake" I saw that Jane Campion directed it, and wondered if (A) it is any good, and (B) if series 1 counts as a mini-series and series 2 counts as a mini-series, e.g. like The Wire.

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Post by outdoorcats » January 8th, 2019, 11:11 pm

I liked the first season of Top of the Lake a lot - it's very dark and has some offbeat subplots that not everyone's a fan of (the all-female commune) which aren't directly tied to the central mystery but are thematically linked in interesting ways. I think it's that offbeat aspect which helps set it apart from a lot of gritty murder mystery series. Because Jane Campion is directing and it's shot on location in New Zealand, it's definitely very visually appealing and atmospheric. While I haven't seen the second series yet, the end of the first season wrapped up the storyline completely and it's my understanding the only connection to the second series is that it has the same protagonist.

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Post by matthewscott8 » January 9th, 2019, 8:56 am

outdoorcats wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 11:11 pm
I liked the first season of Top of the Lake a lot - it's very dark and has some offbeat subplots that not everyone's a fan of (the all-female commune) which aren't directly tied to the central mystery but are thematically linked in interesting ways. I think it's that offbeat aspect which helps set it apart from a lot of gritty murder mystery series. Because Jane Campion is directing and it's shot on location in New Zealand, it's definitely very visually appealing and atmospheric. While I haven't seen the second series yet, the end of the first season wrapped up the storyline completely and it's my understanding the only connection to the second series is that it has the same protagonist.
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Post by St. Gloede » January 9th, 2019, 9:49 am

I'm finally catching up with late Rohmer, which has been a massive hole in my knowledge, and upon seeing The Aviator's Wife I think I finally synched with his style (after experiencing him as incredibly hit or miss), by which I mean I connected with the way he explores form, his simple but not simplistic style and clever irony (where I had previously seen his irony as judgmental and spiteful to the extreme, which may to an extent still be true). Looking forward to re-exploring films of his I had previously dismissed like Claire's Knee, Chloe in the Afternoon and Pauline at the Beach.

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » January 9th, 2019, 1:37 pm

outdoorcats wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 11:11 pm
I liked the first season of Top of the Lake a lot - it's very dark and has some offbeat subplots that not everyone's a fan of (the all-female commune) which aren't directly tied to the central mystery but are thematically linked in interesting ways. I think it's that offbeat aspect which helps set it apart from a lot of gritty murder mystery series. Because Jane Campion is directing and it's shot on location in New Zealand, it's definitely very visually appealing and atmospheric. While I haven't seen the second series yet, the end of the first season wrapped up the storyline completely and it's my understanding the only connection to the second series is that it has the same protagonist.
Yes, they are separate stories with almost no connection to each other beside the same protagonist. The first one is also way better the second one.

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Post by Ivan0716 » January 9th, 2019, 1:56 pm

There's a Michael Curtiz biopic focusing on the production of Casablanca and I'm only just finding out about it?! It hasn't been picked up for international distribution yet but fingers crossed


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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » January 14th, 2019, 2:40 am

Suspiria and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote are online now.

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Post by Coryn » January 14th, 2019, 9:25 am

This is the most general topic out here so I'll take my chance and make the request here. I have a hard time using my current rating system 0-10 / 10 as the rating for a certain film can easily vary from day to day.

I would therefore like to use a 4 star or 5 star system comparable to Sol on here (sorry for stealing) but I can't seem to find out how to post the 'stars', on this forum.

Can anyone help me out.

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Post by St. Gloede » January 14th, 2019, 9:51 am

Most simply use the standard stars: ***** or just 3/5.

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Post by Coryn » January 14th, 2019, 11:32 am

St. Gloede wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 9:51 am
Most simply use the standard stars: ***** or just 3/5.
But they look so nice :rolleyes:

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Post by flaiky » January 14th, 2019, 11:40 am

Just copy-paste sol's, or Google "star symbol" and copy one.
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Post by nimimerkillinen » January 14th, 2019, 11:51 am

heres a few different too
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Post by funkybusiness » January 14th, 2019, 12:18 pm

this post:
★★★★☆ 4/5 stars.

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Post by Coryn » January 14th, 2019, 12:24 pm

Ooooh fancy, thanks guys

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Post by sol » January 14th, 2019, 12:50 pm

Coryn wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 9:25 am
I would therefore like to use a 4 star or 5 star system comparable to Sol on here (sorry for stealing) but I can't seem to find out how to post the 'stars', on this forum.
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Post by Cocoa » Today, 9:14 am

Has anyone tried out IMDb Freedive? I don't know when it started, but I've been seeing the option to watch certain film titles on imdb with that option within the past few days. I only tried it once so far and I exited soon afterwards because all I got was a loading screen for about thirty seconds or so. I would prefer it if they list what films are available when browsing lists like they do with Prime. I'm not sure if this is a USA only thing.

https://www.imdb.com/freedive/

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » 59 minutes ago

Cocoa wrote:
Today, 9:14 am
Has anyone tried out IMDb Freedive? I don't know when it started, but I've been seeing the option to watch certain film titles on imdb with that option within the past few days. I only tried it once so far and I exited soon afterwards because all I got was a loading screen for about thirty seconds or so. I would prefer it if they list what films are available when browsing lists like they do with Prime. I'm not sure if this is a USA only thing.

https://www.imdb.com/freedive/
Must be a new thing, yeah, I hadn't heard of it until now. Just took a look at it, the selection of movies seems very basic. Plus, unskippable ads...this probably isn't something I'll be using.
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