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The Small Screen / Re: The Leftovers
« Last post by modage on Today at 09:41:33 AM »
I'm behind but just barely. I watched Season 1 when it was on and was rooting for Lindelof but found it kind of a slog to get through. I mostly hated the characters (save Nora and Jill) and thought it had the same kind of 'trying-too-hard' thing that Breaking Bad S1 had where something was not quite gelling naturally yet between the writing/performances/production. So when Season 2 came on I skipped out on it, even as the glowing reviews pilled up, I still thought 'I'm not sure I have any interest in going back into that world or how much they can even salvage that I would be interested in, quasi-reboot or no.' But I was wrong.

I finally watched Season 2 this week and just fucking loved it. This is the show I wanted Lindelof to make post-LOST but felt like he was afraid to make in Season 1. Like he was trying to run from some of his storytelling instincts for fear of finding himself in another LOST-like situation, but in 2 he lightened up a bit, let some of the weirdness in and figured out just how to play each instrument in the cast just right. Characters I hated were minimized or reconfigured, others like Kevin who were kind of a blank to me in Season 1 were filled out here. I loved the song choices to end the episodes, some of the dark irony of I Am A Rock, the naked emotionalism of the karaoke moment, the twist with the girls, how they brought the Guilty Remnant back into the story, everything. I'm not at all a religious person but the way the show handles questions of faith and how these things get started, how prophets and false ones are made, if there is a God at all, is fascinating and unlike S1 which felt heavyhanded and just, heavy at times, it's now playful but still totally committed.

If I had watched it last year it would've probably been my favorite show of that year. Super excited to join in on Season 3.
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I'm not sure if I believe it, but I guess it's possible. I just still doubt PTA would go down the beholden to real life route.
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The imdb page has been updated with new cast and plot line added.  Looks like it is about Charles James after all.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5776858/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_1
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The 2017 Xixax Awards / Re: Most Disappointing Film
« Last post by polkablues on Yesterday at 09:29:56 PM »
Okay, so my memory lied to me. Those are legit victories.
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The 2017 Xixax Awards / Re: Most Disappointing Film
« Last post by Lottery on Yesterday at 07:29:04 PM »
I watched BVS like a (couple of?) month or so ago. Easily the worst movie I've seen in a long time. Truly awful.

Yeah, every year I expect this category to garner an interesting result and every year, fittingly I suppose, I'm disappointed.

Weakest year so far for the category, yeah, but the other years make sense.
2016, Brad Bird had a perfect record up until Tomorrowland.
2015 with Nymphomaniac is an interesting choice.
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The Grapevine / Re: The Other Side of Hope
« Last post by wilder on Yesterday at 05:54:38 PM »
UK Blu-ray on July 24th
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This Year In Film / Re: Frantz
« Last post by wilder on Yesterday at 04:27:50 PM »
Blu-ray on June 13th
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The Director's Chair / Re: Paul Verhoeven
« Last post by wilder on Yesterday at 02:58:38 PM »
Paul Verhoeven To Reunite With ‘Elle’ Star For Lesbian Nun Drama ‘Blessed Virgin’
via The Playlist

The film’s an adaptation of Judith C. Brown’s academic book “Immodest Acts: The Life Of A Lesbian Nun In Renaissance Italy,” about 17th-century abbess Benedetta Carlini, who became a notable figure in the Church after having religious visions and even stigmata, only to suffer a downfall after her claims of miracles were revealed to be fakes, and her affairs with other nuns came to light. Belgian actress Virginie Efira, who played the wife of Huppert’s neighbor in “Elle,” will take on the lead role.
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The 2017 Xixax Awards / Re: Most Disappointing Film
« Last post by polkablues on Yesterday at 02:21:17 PM »
Yeah, every year I expect this category to garner an interesting result and every year, fittingly I suppose, I'm disappointed.
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The 2017 Xixax Awards / Re: Most Disappointing Film
« Last post by Alexandro on Yesterday at 02:13:10 PM »
I really don't understand how a complete cash grab whore film by zack Snyder can be disappointing for anyone...
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