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  1. JustinH

    Ready Player One

    Not the only one, over the last few months I've gone from an admirer of this novel and the story therein to a very vocal detractor. In part because of what Alissa points to. Good review, and needed questions.
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    2017 lists

    Justin's Top 25 Albums of 2017
  3. for those who care https://letterboxd.com/justinhanvey/list/favorite-films-of-2017/
  4. this is one of the most moving and devastating films i've seen since Fruitvale Station. Definitely a must see. Review
  5. Spoilery review. The spoilery section is clearly marked so if you wanna read up to that point cool
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    Blade Runner 2

    It's interesting that the more I think past the beautiful cinematography and excellent directing and good acting to the story itself, the less I like this movie. I've even knocked down half a star at Letterboxd already.
  7. According to a Slashfilm podcast some people have been able to see the film early and have given good reviews of it, saying it is different and even somewhat divisive for Star Wars fans. I'm excited again
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    The Red Turtle

    Remains my most favorite film of 2016
  9. Season 3 to star Mahershala Ali, set in the Ozarks following an investigation into a murder that spans over three timelines, with Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin, Green Room) directing and Nick Pizzalato taking on sole writing credits. http://ew.com/tv/2017/08/31/true-detective-season-3-2/amp/ Considering this is an anthology show and supposedly exploring different detective genres, I'd love one season set in a British village with a Miss Marple or Poirot like detective
  10. Interesting video, makes some good points and now I'm interested in what this Nicholas Meyer project is.
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    The Dark Tower

    Yeah, theyre bad. I'm waiting for dvd.
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    Some of y'all appreciated Angelica Jade's review of The Beguiled. Well I liked her review of Detroit a lot. http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/amp/detroit-2017
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    Thoughts from people who liked this movie on the recent criticisms of whitewashing since there was at least one large Indian regiment at Dunkirk that is not featured in the film, as well as I guess in order to give his soldiers a feeling of facelessness and uniformity all his cardboard cutouts were white soldiers. It's a valid criticism, but I wonder too if it would have taken away from the more artistic nature of what Nolan was trying to do...which it seems to me this movie is less about the historical battle of Dunkirk and more about using that as a backdrop for a meditation on the hellishness, brokenness, and facelessness of war.
  14. Dehaan is a great actor, I'm blaming the script for his characters lack of charm or anything. A hornier less funny or charming Han Solo. Yes that opening sequence was beautiful and so hopeful. Nothing about the story itself was new, I think that's why I find it less interesting than the characters and effects. You're right it was a pretty straight forward story, but it didn't feel fresh. The effects felt fresh, and the characters like Laureline and Bubble felt fresh (especially Bubble).
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    I'll see this I'm sure when I'm feeling less burnt out on war movies. Honestly they feel all too real these days, like "winter is coming"
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    Ready Player One

    Now see, I loved the novel, but I'm also a full on nerd...who thankfully never got pulled into 4chan/gamergate gamer culture that became part of the Internet conception of gamers. I love the 80's references, and stuff that I loved as a kid, as well as some of the other things that I love more now as an adult. That said my love for the novel, and the portrayal of some characters has mellowed over the years, and Cline's second novel is just really not that good, instead just a rehash of Ready Player One 80's culture references with plot from Last Starfighter/Enders Game and far less interesting characters. Not a fan. It's kind of that thing where you love a thing before thinking about it too much and then you read a lot of valid criticism of it, and you almost feel a little bitter...but know they're right. You kinda want to rebel and still love it a little. And I do. It's a good story. Not as great as I once thought, but not terrible either. IMO
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    Ready Player One

    Comic Con Trailer So I'm hoping this will be fun, it -looks- a lot of fun, but also it looks badly lighted and not very colorful. Also just perhaps a complete assault on the senses of pop culture icons fighting other pop culture icons. Could just be the trailer is not very well made since it is just for Comic Con. Felt somewhat Zach Snyder meets Michael Bay for a minute or two. But I'm trying to hold out hope it has good story and plotting and isn't just cgi assault since it's Spielberg. Don't flop this Spielberg, please
  18. Laureline was way better than Valerian, but Bubble was best. And yes definitely made to see in theater. Truly an awe inspiring special effects experience.
  19. Yeah I'd forgotten about Hellboy 2 when I posted that, meant to edit. Also not sure how I completely forgot Del Toro directed Pacific Rim. Good catch. I stand corrected. I also intend to give Crimson Peak another try eventually, I might find I like it better on second viewing. I think my expectations were too high.
  20. Although one could argue Del Toro hasn't made a great movie since Pan's Labyrinth (Crimson Peak was good, but kinda fell apart in its last act) The Shape of Water looks like a nice return to form, and since it reunites Del Toro and Doug Jones I'm truly excited to see it. Actually now that I remember Jones was also in Crimson Peak as the ghosts, honestly the best parts of that film. The trailer may give away more than you'd like to know, so just a short summary of the story. "In 1963, in a hidden, high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment," Doug Jones plays the experiment, a very Abe-Sapien like underwater creature who Elisa bonds with. Sally Hawkins is Elisa, Michael Shannon is the head of the laboratory, Michael Stuhlbarg is a doctor, and Octavia Spencer plays Elisa's friend Zelda. A great cast, and looks like will be a good movie.
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