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DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on August 15, 2017, 06:21:42 PM »
August 29, 2017

Frank Tashlinís Son of Paleface (1952) on blu-ray from Kino



Junior Potter returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. "Mike" is the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Barton is the federal marshal hot on her trail.

Son of Paleface (1952) - Amazon










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The Small Screen / Re: Game of Thrones (spoilers)
« Last post by WorldForgot on August 15, 2017, 05:23:10 PM »

Thatís why I didnít like the finale of Breaking Bad, but I loved the finale of Lost, and its final season, with the core of my being. It felt like its very soul was unfolding and being revealed to us. Same with Battlestar Galactica, essentially. That last season was clearly what the show always wanted to be and was true to its characters along the way.

Game of Thrones is doing something similar. This split final season is kind of a different show ó itís an intense race to the finish that is just not interested in explaining everything.

This is well illustrated by Gilly and Sam's getaway from the Maesters.
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David Lynch / Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Last post by Drenk on August 15, 2017, 04:38:04 PM »
So this is how you find Lynch's interest.




Of course, he's the one who plays Jame's friend. The one with the green glove. The glove the Fireman told him to get. Because his destiny is at Twin Peaks. So he went to Twin Peaks. With the green glove.
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The Small Screen / Re: Game of Thrones (spoilers)
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on August 15, 2017, 02:53:57 PM »
Apparently a lot of people did not like this episode. Some are even worried about the direction the show is going. And Iím getting annoyed with the nature of the criticism. Why didnít they explain this? Why donít they have time for this thing? Why am I not getting this thing that I want? Why havenít they mentioned the sword? So much whining about every little detail. Just let it happen and see what they have in store for us.

A lot of the criticism is about the insanity of what's being set up. But Iím fine with crazy things happening. I think people have forgotten that this has been promised all along. Just as Lost teased us about the glowing energy at the heart of the island, Game of Thrones has teased us about those white walkers from the very first episode. A promise was made that things are going to get nuts. Not entirely sure that people will be equipped to handle it.

Iím fine with the final season doing bonkers things that the show hasnít done before. Not only do I tolerate that, I love it. (See Lost and Battlestar Galactica.)

I canít be bothered to worry about logistics right now. This does not strike me as the time to be obsessed about dumb little things. As far as Iím concerned, Game of Thrones can do what it wants, as long as the show doesnít violate the spirit of its narrative or the nature of its characters.

Thatís why I didnít like the finale of Breaking Bad, but I loved the finale of Lost, and its final season, with the core of my being. It felt like its very soul was unfolding and being revealed to us. Same with Battlestar Galactica, essentially. That last season was clearly what the show always wanted to be and was true to its characters along the way.

Game of Thrones is doing something similar. This split final season is kind of a different show ó itís an intense race to the finish that is just not interested in explaining everything. And yet its characterization has been pitch perfect. Dany, Jon, Tyrion, Olenna, Bronn, Cersei ó they continue to be emphatically themselves, with dialogue as sharp as ever. Jaime especially. What we want him to be and what he actually is are two different things. Agonizingly, we still see his potential ó note his joke last week about confessing his sins to the high septon.

I will acknowledge issues when I see them. For example, I share the concern about the Sansa/Arya storyline. I desperately hope Arya sees through Littlefinger's plot (eventually if not very soon) and uses that to pivot against him. Maybe thatís where Sansaís quotation comes in: ďWhen the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.Ē
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The Small Screen / Re: Game of Thrones (spoilers)
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on August 15, 2017, 02:52:22 PM »
I'm not convinced Cersei isn't lying about the baby. She feels Jaime slipping out of her fingers, and she knows the one trump card she can still pull out of her deck. And Jaime finding out about this lie could be a pretty powerful final straw to snap.

That would be fun, but I do think Cersei is pregnant for real. It appears thatís what Qyburn was talking to her about. Maybe that was part of a show, but probably not.

This would give her some additional character motivation. Now that her house has a potential future, she might behave less recklessly.
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Other Media / Re: best stand-up comic
« Last post by polkablues on August 15, 2017, 02:40:34 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.
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The Small Screen / Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Last post by Reelist on August 15, 2017, 02:28:57 PM »
About time he did something in black and white, his red hair was getting distracting
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DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on August 15, 2017, 02:28:21 PM »
October 24, 2017

James Whale's The Old Dark House (1932) on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group, from a new 4K restoration



From the director of Frankenstein, a group of stranded travelers stumble upon a strange old house, and find themselves at the mercy of the highly eccentric, and potentially dangerous, Femm family. This well-performed, atmospheric thriller features the first starring horror role for Boris Karloff, as the hulking, disfigured butler. Based on the novel Benighted (1927) by J. B. Priestley.

The Old Dark House (1932) - Amazon


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The Small Screen / Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Last post by Drenk on August 15, 2017, 02:22:40 PM »
I can't wait to see it in 2020.
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The Small Screen / Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Last post by WorldForgot on August 15, 2017, 02:01:57 PM »
Louie and Aziz really have cinema boners for B/W!
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