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The Grapevine / Joker (2019)
« Last post by eward on September 21, 2018, 08:42:57 PM »

My bread and butter through December. Think this is really going to turn out well.
This Year In Film / Re: Stan & Ollie
« Last post by jenkins on September 21, 2018, 06:57:19 PM »
biopics of famous historical figures are my least favorite thing ever. which isn't new to me but i'm just being reminded recently for whatever reason. isn't there nothing easier to make?

First Man is a prime example. while The Old Man & the Gun is more like Melvin and Howard to me, in other words the lead character isn't a famous historical figure but just a rather interesting one, and the overall intention is quite different, which i only mention to not throw the baby out with the bathwater
This Year In Film / Stan & Ollie
« Last post by wilberfan on September 21, 2018, 06:08:41 PM »

The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan & Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour.

With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) – a formidable double act in their own right - the pair’s love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.

Jon S. Baird   

Jeff Pope 

Faye Ward 

Steve Coogan
John C. Reilly
Shirley Henderson
Nina Arianda
Danny Huston
Rufus Jones

I've got a huge, soft spot in my heart for "The Boys", as I used to watch them with my Dad when I was but a wee small lad.  Got my fingers crossed for this one.  I like the casting, and I think the two leads have captured the voices quite well.  Reilly's make up is good--but I'm still having a bit of an Uncanny Valley thing where I'm simultaneously seeing Babe and Reilly.  He's always awesome, though, so if anyone can pull this off, he can. 
This Year In Film / Re: John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection - Documentary
« Last post by wilberfan on September 20, 2018, 09:52:08 PM »
Saw this opening day.  The first third was rather interesting, as he approaches the subject from a different angle than typically taken in a conventional documentary.   Ultimately I ended up a bit disengaged in the last half of the film, and ended up searching out a much more interesting (to me, at least) telling of the Mac and Bjorn dynamics told by the two principals themselves via YouTube
This Year In Film / John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection - Documentary
« Last post by wilder on September 20, 2018, 05:55:16 PM »

JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION revisits the rich bounty of 16-mm-shot footage of the left-handed tennis star John McEnroe, at the time the world’s top-ranked player, as he competes in the French Open at Paris’s Roland Garros Stadium in 1984. Close-ups and slow motion sequences of McEnroe competing, as well as instances of his notorious temper tantrums, highlight a ”man who played on the edge of his senses.”

Far from a traditional documentary, Faraut probes the archival film to unpack both McEnroe’s attention to the sport and the footage itself, creating a lively and immersive look at a driven athlete, a study on the sport of tennis and the human body and movement, and finally how these all intersect with cinema itself

Written and directed by Julien Faraut
Release Date - August 25, 2018
The Grapevine / Re: Halloween
« Last post by eward on September 20, 2018, 02:13:07 PM »
This has me feeling wonderfully geekily anticipatory
The Small Screen / Re: Better Call Saul
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on September 20, 2018, 12:29:36 PM »

They were at the in-house bar. But from that conversation and a previous comment from a worker ("where are the girls?"), it's pretty clear that they want prostitutes.
The Small Screen / Re: Better Call Saul
« Last post by Sleepless on September 20, 2018, 11:43:25 AM »
Didn't they also go for some R&R in a local bar too, this episode?
The Small Screen / Re: Better Call Saul
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on September 20, 2018, 11:11:24 AM »

Agreed. They made an enormous leap through time, and yet the episode somehow still felt slow. I think that's just what this show is. Which is fine, I guess. There are enough really strong character moments to hold my interest. Like this week, that moment when Kim slumped down on the couch absolutely killed me.

Here's a potential plot hole. Gus and Mike have gone to extreme measures to make sure Werner and his men don't know where they are and wouldn't be able to identify Albuquerque as the location. And yet, Werner knows Gus Fring's full name. Mr. Fring this and Mr. Fring that. Gus even introduced himself as "Gus Fring" when they first met. One quick search for that name would reveal that Gus Fring owns a bunch of fast food restaurants in Albuquerque. What the heck? This only makes sense if Gus plans to murder all the workers when they're done. And I very much doubt Mike would be okay with that. Gus could secretly kill the workers, but Mike should still be fully aware of the security loophole.

Also, apparently this excavation makes no sense from a structural engineering perspective. I can suspend my disbelief, but I would have liked them to explain how they removed all that soil. (In the middle of a working laundry place, no less.)
The Director's Chair / Re: Cary Fukunaga
« Last post by Sleepless on September 20, 2018, 07:57:28 AM »
CF > DB. He knows what this job is. Gotta believe the only reason he's doing this is to put those "CF is difficult" rumors to rest.
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