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Post by mightysparks » January 15th, 2020, 5:42 am

Anyone getting a 503 error on IMDb? Downforeveryone says it's just me but I've never had this happen before and I can't get any page to load..
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Post by mightysparks » January 15th, 2020, 10:22 am

mightysparks wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 5:42 am
Anyone getting a 503 error on IMDb? Downforeveryone says it's just me but I've never had this happen before and I can't get any page to load..
Still not working for me :shrug:

Just got back from the cinema. Old people and babies shouldn't be allowed at the cinema. My screening was full of old people and the two idiots in front of me and behind me decided to have conversations amongst themselves whenever an actor was first seen (OOH JAMIE LEE CURTIS! THAT'S JAMIE LEE CURTIS!) or when a secret was going to be revealed or hinted at. STFU IDIOTS. No consideration for anyone else's experience, selfish useless idiots.
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Post by Ivan0716 » January 15th, 2020, 11:40 am

My favourite annoying twat in the cinema experience was 2 months ago when I was watching Vitalina Varela. Some big guy sitting two rows in front of me was tilting his head side to side literally every 5 seconds, and so the guy behind him had to keep adjusting to it, he seemed pretty annoyed but didn't say anything for the whole two hours. Wouldn't like to be in his place but I thought it was hilarious, and provided some entertainment in a film completely deprived of it.

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Post by Cocoa » January 17th, 2020, 12:42 am

idk if this is new info or not. It's the first time I'm hearing about the tier pricing and content for NBC's future streaming site.

Peacock will offer three pricing tiers. The most basic option, Peacock Free, will feature some NBCUniversal content accompanied by commercials. The next level, Peacock Premium, will give users access to a more robust library of ad-supported content for $4.99 a month. Premium users can also upgrade to an ad-free experience for roughly $10 a month.


It sounds a little like Hulu before Hulu cut off the free option. I guess I'll check out the free option after it launches.

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Post by brokenface » January 20th, 2020, 9:11 pm

New David Lynch short on Netflix apparently..

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/j ... short-film

He's 74 today :party:

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Post by mightysparks » January 21st, 2020, 4:39 am

I’m sitting in the cinema to see Little Women, I haven’t see a cinema this full except at film festivals and there are like 3 guys, including my boyfriend. Never seen so many women in one place.
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Post by funkybusiness » January 21st, 2020, 4:46 am

yeah but how big are they

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Post by funkybusiness » January 21st, 2020, 4:47 am

brokenface wrote:
January 20th, 2020, 9:11 pm
New David Lynch short on Netflix apparently..

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/j ... short-film

He's 74 today :party:
he shares a birthday with Fellini? huh.

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Post by mightysparks » January 21st, 2020, 8:07 am

funkybusiness wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 4:46 am
yeah but how big are they
Little ones and big ones :whistling:

I asked my bf if he felt weird about being there and he said he did at first and thought ‘Is this what women feel like?’ And I was like yep welcome to my world lol. I rarely see another women at the cinema, and never one by themselves.

Neither of us liked the film much. I’m giving it a 5 and he’s set on a 4 though thinks it may deserve an extra point for the colours/set design/costuming, which was the only part of it we did like. My bf did think Timothee Chalomet was cute though, I don’t think we share taste in men lol.
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Post by funkybusiness » January 21st, 2020, 8:10 am

dang, mighty found a partner with a more critical rating system than her own. there's somebody out there for everyone, eh

YO MOD EDIT on that last sentence. yeah he's not my type either. I don't get the attraction to that lil fruit fucker. that sounds harsh but... it's almost accurate. a portrayer of fruit fuckers, how bout that.

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Post by mightysparks » January 21st, 2020, 8:15 am

funkybusiness wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 8:10 am
dang, mighty found a partner with a more critical rating system than her own. there's somebody out there for everyone, eh

YO MOD EDIT on that last sentence. yeah he's not my type either. I don't get the attraction to that lil fruit fucker. that sounds harsh but... it's almost accurate. a portrayer of fruit fuckers, how bout that.
I said he was a bit young for me, boyfriend asked how old is he and I said 23, I think, older than you but still too young lol.

Bf is also not usually that harsh, he just found the film shallow and silly. I fed him bits of the book as I read it because I thought it was ridiculous and it was pretty much what he expected. He wanted to give it a shot though since it wasn’t his usual thing.
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Post by funkybusiness » January 21st, 2020, 8:19 am

yeah it doesn't seem up my alley. probably will give it a pass for now.

the question remains: how method do you go when portraying someone seeking sexual satisfaction from a peach?

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Post by mightysparks » January 21st, 2020, 8:36 am

Don’t know about him, but I know of a few people who have done sexy times with fruit unfortunately :unsure:
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Post by sebby » January 21st, 2020, 8:38 am

I thought Little Women was as good as it could have been for what it was. I liked it a lot.

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Post by blocho » January 21st, 2020, 7:18 pm

When you say this actor had sex with a fruit in a movie, are you referring to actual fruit (American Pie style?) or slang referring to gay men? If it's the latter, why do you object to the portrayal of homosexual relationships on screen? And if it's the former, which movie was it?

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » January 21st, 2020, 8:10 pm

blocho wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 7:18 pm
When you say this actor had sex with a fruit in a movie, are you referring to actual fruit (American Pie style?) or slang referring to gay men? If it's the latter, why do you object to the portrayal of homosexual relationships on screen? And if it's the former, which movie was it?
Haha, it's an actual fruit. He uses a peach as a masturbatory aid in Call Me By Your Name.
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Post by funkybusiness » January 21st, 2020, 10:51 pm

It's a real life peach!

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Post by sebby » January 22nd, 2020, 11:24 am

a lil peach fucker, he is.

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Post by Knaldskalle » January 22nd, 2020, 5:07 pm

Huh. I think I'd actually derive more pleasure from just eating the peach, assuming it was in that 20 minutes peak ripeness window.
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Post by Coryn » January 22nd, 2020, 5:39 pm

Why not both?
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 22nd, 2020, 5:42 pm

He might have an adverse reaction to peaches after that though, like Zach Galifianakis did in the brilliant sketch Just 3 Boyz. Back in college he had a bird, the most beautiful bird. He would talk to it, and take it to places with him. But then one day... he walked into his roommate... masturbating with the chicken.

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Post by Cippenham » February 2nd, 2020, 7:33 pm

Pacino takes a tumble on Bafta awards night

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... Dohan.html

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Post by Cippenham » February 2nd, 2020, 9:12 pm

1917 is voted Outstanding British Film

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Post by Cippenham » February 2nd, 2020, 9:43 pm

1917 also voted best film


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Post by Cippenham » February 3rd, 2020, 6:23 am

It’s not true, the best films get the best awards. You should read the works of the great African American economist Thomas Sowell. Many great books and articles.

https://www.creators.com/read/thomas-so ... chievement

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Post by St. Gloede » February 3rd, 2020, 11:53 am

*Leaving everything aside, do you actually genuinely believe that the ceremony that gave Crash best picture ensured the best film getting the award. :D

The academy awards go to the films/performances that the members of the academy for one reason or another think should win. Often their choice, as evidenced and professed openly, is not even related to the quality of the films, but who they think has it coming, or some statement they want to make.

Also, please note that the Academy is 94% white, 76% male and has an average age of 63(!), and note that this means the majority are well above 63 as younger members would drag the average down heavily. Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainme ... ld/284163/

Let's just put it like this, what films they like may be a little skewered.

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Post by OldAle1 » February 3rd, 2020, 2:33 pm

Conservatives don't seem to mind that their countries are run by and for the benefit of elderly white men, I don't see why they should care if their movie awards operate along the same lines.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 3rd, 2020, 2:44 pm

If awards were given to the best films then foreign films would have an even playing field.

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Post by blocho » February 3rd, 2020, 3:18 pm

I'm always a bit mystified when people say things like they are angry a certain movie won an academy award, and when people talk about a movie "deserving" or "not deserving" an award. These awards are an industry conclave. Of course the results are going to be a bit ridiculous. I'm not sure why people care. I understand people being interested for the show and spectacle of it all, but not why people act as if the results fail to represent some objective truth.

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Post by St. Gloede » February 3rd, 2020, 3:25 pm

blocho wrote:
February 3rd, 2020, 3:18 pm
I'm always a bit mystified when people say things like they are angry a certain movie won an academy award, and when people talk about a movie "deserving" or "not deserving" an award. These awards are an industry conclave. Of course the results are going to be a bit ridiculous. I'm not sure why people care. I understand people being interested for the show and spectacle of it all, but not why people act as if the results fail to represent some objective truth.
^^Yes, this, spot on.

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(Of course, the awards do have an impact on what movies are seen, what kinds of films get funding, etc. so they matter in some sense - but the winners and nominees must always be taken with a grain of salt).


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Post by Onderhond » February 3rd, 2020, 4:12 pm

blocho wrote:
February 3rd, 2020, 3:18 pm
I'm always a bit mystified when people say things like they are angry a certain movie won an academy award, and when people talk about a movie "deserving" or "not deserving" an award. These awards are an industry conclave. Of course the results are going to be a bit ridiculous. I'm not sure why people care. I understand people being interested for the show and spectacle of it all, but not why people act as if the results fail to represent some objective truth.
You're only mystified because you try to rationalize what is essentially very emotional behavior.
People (strongly) identify with films, a prize gives their choice validation. Your favorite film winning an award is not very different from your favorite team winning the Super Bowl. At least, that's how many people experience it.

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Post by Cippenham » February 3rd, 2020, 5:31 pm

For the last 5 years the BAFTA winner is not the same film as the Best Film Oscar.

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Post by joachimt » February 7th, 2020, 5:53 am

Just started watching Truffaut's Love On the Run and I was thinking how similar Léaud's character was to the previous Truffaut I watched recently: Bed & Board. I was actually starting to get annoyed by this. Can't he do something else for a change?

.........few minutes later.........

Oh wait, it's a sequel. :facepalm:
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Post by zuma » February 7th, 2020, 10:47 am

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Post by St. Gloede » February 7th, 2020, 12:54 pm

Haha, I actually watched Bed & Board before knowing it was a sequel to The 400 Blows, or that there had been 1.3 films in-between, and at some point I think I went "wait ..., oh FFS". Rewatch time, Joachimt?

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Post by joachimt » February 7th, 2020, 7:33 pm

St. Gloede wrote:
February 7th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Haha, I actually watched Bed & Board before knowing it was a sequel to The 400 Blows, or that there had been 1.3 films in-between, and at some point I think I went "wait ..., oh FFS". Rewatch time, Joachimt?
Yeah, I'm thinking "rewatch time" very often, but there's so much I want to watch or rewatch.........
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Post by Cippenham » February 8th, 2020, 5:28 pm

Has anyone seen films on the Razzies list?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51427718

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Post by weirdboy » February 8th, 2020, 7:46 pm

That article is useless. They could not even be bothered to link to the actual announcement and list?

https://www.razzies.com/razz-newz.html

I have seen Joker and Glass from that list. I cannot imagine that Bruce Willis will win, given he's up against Tyler Perry.

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