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The Small Screen / Re: Game of Thrones (spoilers)
« Last post by RegularKarate on Today at 09:21:37 AM »
I like all this member number talk (seriously). But can we keep the leaked episode talk down to a minimum? I'm one of those assholes who considers stuff like it being an episode worth losing your shit over, and even being an episode you wouldn't want spoiled...to be a spoiler. Excited for Sunday!

I am also one of those assholes. Please don't discuss leaks in any way.
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This Year In Film / Re: Good Time
« Last post by RegularKarate on Today at 09:09:50 AM »
Did you get to critique the trailers, too? That's the best.
Yeah, but the trailers they listed weren't the trailers they played.
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The Small Screen / Re: Game of Thrones (spoilers)
« Last post by Tictacbk on Today at 03:49:41 AM »
I like all this member number talk (seriously). But can we keep the leaked episode talk down to a minimum? I'm one of those assholes who considers stuff like it being an episode worth losing your shit over, and even being an episode you wouldn't want spoiled...to be a spoiler. Excited for Sunday!
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This Year In Film / Re: Good Time
« Last post by WorldForgot on Today at 12:53:37 AM »
Side note, this is the first screening I've been to when they gave us full page scantron questionnaires to fill out about our opinions on the movie.

Did you get to critique the trailers, too? That's the best.
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Other Media / Re: best stand-up comic
« Last post by KJ on Yesterday at 11:14:54 PM »
I'm usually pretty good with UK accents, but holy crap, I'm only picking up maybe 60% of what he's saying.

I was certain I had talked about my love of Bo Burnham's standup on here, but apparently not. I love Bo Burnham's standup. His three Netflix specials all would land spots in my top 5 favorite comedy sets. He started out as a teenager doing goofy musical comedy on Youtube, but he's since expanded and honed his craft to the point that he's doing standup comedy in what feels like a whole new way. There are elements of others you can pick out: Eugene Mirman's surreal absurdities, Demetri Martin's non sequiturs, Zach Galifianakis' "always in character" awkwardness. But there's such a virtuosity to the way he constructs a routine, the way he builds themes and motifs out of seemingly disconnected bits, that gives the sense he understands comedy at a philosophical, intellectual level that nobody else out there does right now. Even with all that effusive praise, I feel like I'm still underselling him, I love his comedy so much.

Bo Burnham is so good. I had some problems with him in the beginning but now i'm loving everything. I'm not sure if he's getting better or if i'm getting less pretentious.
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The Small Screen / Re: Game of Thrones (spoilers)
« Last post by KJ on Yesterday at 11:08:51 PM »
Well, I'm on a 12 hour flight and couldn't resist. I watched it. Oh boy...

I'm losing my shit. If anyone wants to discuss send me a message. I can't believe there is only one episode left until next year.

you are 182:th. congratz.

yeah, I wish we all had seen it so we could talk about it.

edit: no i'm sorry, 187 is the number... but that's also a good number so congratz

edit 2: i'm 182th actually, so congratz to me
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The Small Screen / Re: Game of Thrones (spoilers)
« Last post by Kal on Yesterday at 08:59:31 PM »
Well, I'm on a 12 hour flight and couldn't resist. I watched it. Oh boy...

I'm losing my shit. If anyone wants to discuss send me a message. I can't believe there is only one episode left until next year.

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The Director's Chair / Re: Next in line for Soderbergh
« Last post by wilder on Yesterday at 04:39:15 PM »
Steven Soderbergh Reveals 2 Versions Of HBO Project ‘Mosaic’
via The Playlist

“Logan Lucky” races into cinemas today, with Steven Soderbergh firing on all cylinders for his hugely enjoyable heist comedy. But as always, the director is shifting gears for his next effort, the HBO project “Mosaic.” The project, which has been kept under wraps for quite some time, stars Garrett Hedlund and Sharon Stone, with Ed Solomon (“Men in Black,” “Charlie’s Angels“) writing the script for the story that will allow users to pursue different narrative paths, utilizing a new state-of-the-art app. However, how it all works has been a mystery for quite some time….until now.

Speaking with Film Comment, Soderbergh revealed that this fall, the app for “Mosaic” will be unveiled, and it sounds like something that might make you fall down a bit of a rabbit hole.

“[It’ll be available] for your phone, iPad, desktop, Apple TV. Anything. We started thinking we’ll just do iOS. But after long series of conversations, we said it makes no sense while we’re building this thing not to include Android and desktop. While we have the hood open, don’t we want as many eyeballs on this thing as possible? And it’s a free app. So set aside your time, because if you watch all the various nodes, it’s like seven and a half hours,” he said. “I was very aware while we were making it that this is the cave painting of this format—that somebody else is going to take this thing and push it way further. I was just trying to get a working story. Ed Solomon, who wrote ‘Mosaic,’ has another piece that’s built on what we did and is going to be much more complex.”

“You download the app, and the first chapter begins. At the end of that chapter, you are given the possibility of going right or left, and after that you just keep going. There are a couple of companies that are playing with branching narrative,” Soderbergh added.

That sounds completely fascinating, and given the story — which the filmmaker is still keeping somewhat guarded — it looks like this is the kind of narrative that can really go in a multitude of directions.

“It’s a murder. Not a murder mystery so much. There are two different time frames, one contemporary and one four years ago. This case that everyone thought was solved gets reexamined with interesting results,” he said. “So you get to go back and forth depending on who you want to follow at what point. It seemed to be a kind of story that benefited from this multiverse perspective. The writing and the editing of it was tricky. The giant board that Ed and I had was a real head-scratcher.”

However, if you’re looking for a more straightforward experience, Soderbergh has you covered, as “Mosaic” will be unveiled next year as a more traditional series on HBO. That’s right — it was never a movie as many assumed.

“There will be a linear episodic version that’s set to air on HBO in January, but ideally going forward, it would just be an app. I offered HBO the possibility of doing a linear cut because I needed more money to develop the technology,” he explained. “I called them and said I have a lot of material that’s not in the app; ‘I can cut a six-hour episodic version of this that will be its own thing.’ And they said, absolutely.”

So it sounds like there are two different versions of “Mosaic” you can explore.
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This Year In Film / Re: Good Time
« Last post by RegularKarate on Yesterday at 04:24:24 PM »
This keeps getting better the more I sit with it.
It throws you in so fast that it's hard to wrap your head around the movie as a whole while you're watching it.
So real while so over the top and... silly... but in a good way.

Side note, this is the first screening I've been to when they gave us full page scantron questionnaires to fill out about our opinions on the movie.
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The Director's Chair / Re: Maurice Pialat
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 10:45:52 AM »
I watched Van Gogh again last night. What an incredible movie. And I discovered À nos amours which is absolutely mesmerizing and Sous le soleil de Satan: such a weird and fascinating movie and I am glad it won the Palme d'Or the way it did: under people's miscontentment.  Pialat had a way to show life breathing on screen. You really want to grab a camera and try to do the same when you watch one of his movies—even if, apparently, shooting with him was a painful experience...

Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacques Dutronc, Depardieu...they are giving their best performances with him.

I'll watch Loulou next.

You can watch this great documentary he did about the suburbs in the sixties.

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