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  • Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post
    how did Walter Matthau become a movie star anyhow? Didn’t one have to have looks back then?
    Only for chicks. Boys could be ugly. Bogart, Borgnine, Cagney, a ton of leading men looked like Doghouse Riley.

    Women find other stuff than looks attractive. That's why guys can be 40 and a sex symbol but for a girl to pull that off she has to be Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida or some other incredibly large-chested Italian.
    Last edited by Kepler; 09-25-2020, 12:36 PM.
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    • Originally posted by RaceBoarder View Post
      So what are your guesses for when we have another "successful" blockbuster?

      We're literally watching an entire industry die on the vine and I'm not sure what to make of it... Not that any of the major studios are innocent of anything related to corporate BS... But still sucks to have to step back on something that I really enjoyed....
      Blockbusters will never be a problem. You prime the lowest commoin denominator pump with ads and you create a blockbuster. In 1990 nobody gave a sh-t about comic books. 2 billion dollars in marketing later you can wipe you *** with celluloid, put Marvel on the can, and you make 100 million dollars.

      Film goes through phases, each of which is destroyed by greed. We had the star system, then the indy directors, and now the point-and-click CGI machine. The next phase looks like micro-targeted home streaming. It will around for a generation to suck people dry, and then the next gimmick will come in. And each decade will leave a handful of movies people will still watch in 50 years, and almost none of them will have been blockbusters.
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      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

        Only for chicks. Boys could be ugly. Bogart, Borgnine, Cagney, a ton of leading men looked like Doghouse Riley.

        Women find other stuff than looks attractive. That's why guys can be 40 and a sex symbol but for a girl to pull that off she has to be Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida or some other incredibly large-chested Italian.
        Ernest is always the choice for mookie when people ask who would play you in a movie.

        of course he’s dead now......
        a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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        • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

          Blockbusters will never be a problem. You prime the lowest commoin denominator pump with ads and you create a blockbuster. In 1990 nobody gave a sh-t about comic books. 2 billion dollars in marketing later you can wipe you *** with celluloid, put Marvel on the can, and you make 100 million dollars.

          Film goes through phases, each of which is destroyed by greed. We had the star system, then the indy directors, and now the point-and-click CGI machine. The next phase looks like micro-targeted home streaming. It will around for a generation to suck people dry, and then the next gimmick will come in. And each decade will leave a handful of movies people will still watch in 50 years, and almost none of them will have been blockbusters.
          Sir this is an Arby's.

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          Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
          iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
          gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
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          • Originally posted by French Rage View Post

            Sir this is an Arby's.
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            • Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post

              Ernest is always the choice for mookie when people ask who would play you in a movie.

              of course he’s dead now......
              Richard E. Grant.
              Last edited by Kepler; 09-25-2020, 01:46 PM.
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              • Originally posted by RaceBoarder View Post
                So what are your guesses for when we have another "successful" blockbuster?

                We're literally watching an entire industry die on the vine and I'm not sure what to make of it... Not that any of the major studios are innocent of anything related to corporate BS... But still sucks to have to step back on something that I really enjoyed....
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                • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                  Blockbusters will never be a problem. You prime the lowest commoin denominator pump with ads and you create a blockbuster. In 1990 nobody gave a sh-t about comic books. 2 billion dollars in marketing later you can wipe you *** with celluloid, put Marvel on the can, and you make 100 million dollars.

                  Film goes through phases, each of which is destroyed by greed. We had the star system, then the indy directors, and now the point-and-click CGI machine. The next phase looks like micro-targeted home streaming. It will around for a generation to suck people dry, and then the next gimmick will come in. And each decade will leave a handful of movies people will still watch in 50 years, and almost none of them will have been blockbusters.
                  For most things released to the theater, you need to put a large number of buttes in the seats. Small movies will have a place, but they will remain in the minority while the Marvel, DC, Star Wars, etc. will keep being made. They’ll be bigger, more finely crafted (technically), and something that really needs to be seen in the theater at least once.

                  Netflix, etc. will be better suited for the niche stuff. Speaking of which, I recommend The Social Dilemma. I don’t think any single point is all that surprising, but when it’s wrapped together like that it’s fairly powerful. And some of the drama bits they added to the documentary were funny, especially the name of the extremist group used to lure in the one kid.
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                  • Social Dilemma is a must watch for sure.
                    "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
                    -aparch

                    "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
                    -INCH

                    Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
                    -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

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                    • Exactly 10 years since the best movie of the past 20 years came out.

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                      Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
                      iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
                      gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
                      Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
                      Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
                      TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
                      DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

                      Test to see if I can add this.

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                      • Originally posted by French Rage View Post
                        Exactly 10 years since the best movie of the past 20 years came out.
                        It finally gets its due.



                        You got the right director. Memento came out in 2000.
                        Last edited by Kepler; 10-01-2020, 05:19 PM.
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                        • Here is what I recommend:

                          Movies
                          20th Century Women
                          The Invitation
                          American Honey
                          A Ghost Story

                          Shows
                          The OA (1st season)
                          Unorthodox
                          Raised by wolves I watched on tv shows torrent sites
                          Last edited by DonaldD; 10-05-2020, 03:16 AM.

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                          • I liked The Invitation and I was enjoying the OA (stopped halfway through season 1).
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                            • Originally posted by Handyman View Post
                              Social Dilemma is a must watch for sure.
                              Crazy! I didn’t know this was Jeff Orlowski’s latest. He’s an old friend of mine. We just noticed this on Netflix last night.
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                              I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                              Originally posted by Kepler
                              When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                              He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                              • My octopus teacher on Netflix was quite good.

                                looking forward to sir David Attenborough doc being released on Netflix tomorrow too

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