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  1. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

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    Jun 19, 2021 at 7:43 AM
  2. Morrissey posted a new thread: 1983 in film..

    Top ten box-office films of 1983: 1. Return of the Jedi 2. Terms of Endearment 3. Flashdance 4. Trading Places 5. WarGames 6. Octopussy 7. Sudden Impact 8....

    Jun 19, 2021 at 5:48 AM
  3. Morrissey replied to the thread 1982 in film..

    Blade Runner wins it with 24 votes. The Thing was in second place with 20 votes. Blade Runner will move on to the bracket.

    Jun 19, 2021 at 5:40 AM
  4. Morrissey replied to the thread The Theme Park Thread.

    Hopefully FastPass never comes back.

    Jun 18, 2021 at 8:59 AM
  5. Morrissey replied to the thread 1982 in film..

    A lot of times that is because a film will come out in one theater in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve to technically qualify for awards. We haven't seen them either.

    Jun 17, 2021 at 4:07 PM
  6. Morrissey replied to the thread 1982 in film..

    I debated how to do release dates when I started this. When I do top tens for current years, I go with American releases, as most critics do, since that is when people can see the movie. With movies from decades ago, though, it made less sense, especially when you get films like Killer of Sheep which is only ever officially "released" thirty years later. 1983 does look really weak. Videodrome is great but I don't know if it is popular enough.

    Jun 17, 2021 at 1:36 PM
  7. Morrissey replied to the thread 1982 in film..

    Very close so far. 16 for Blade Runner, 15 for The King of Comedy, and 14 for The Thing.

    Jun 17, 2021 at 12:02 PM
  8. Morrissey replied to the thread The Theme Park Thread.

    I have only been to one Halloween Horror Nights, and I made the mistake of working all day, driving to Orlando, and then going. This year I will get a hotel and take the day off.

    Jun 17, 2021 at 8:35 AM
  9. Morrissey replied to the thread Movie In The Heights (Jon Chu, June 11, 2021).

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    Jun 17, 2021 at 6:37 AM
  10. Morrissey replied to the thread 1982 in film..

    My elementary school music teacher made us watch the original Grease so many times. We only watched that and the first half hour of The Wiz.

    Jun 16, 2021 at 11:38 AM
  11. Morrissey replied to the thread 1982 in film..

    I look forward to someone putting Mac and Me on their 1988 list and then acting like we are crazy for questioning them.

    Jun 16, 2021 at 11:30 AM
  12. Morrissey replied to the thread 1982 in film..

    This belongs in the Unpopular Entertainment Opinions thread.

    Jun 16, 2021 at 9:52 AM
  13. Morrissey replied to the thread 1982 in film..

    Isn't Grease 2 a known embarrassment?

    Jun 16, 2021 at 7:29 AM
  14. Morrissey replied to the thread 1982 in film..

    Scorsese is going to end up being the most represented director in the final bracket. Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson might do well later on and we might see a lot of Christopher Nolan votes but Scorsese might beat Francis Ford Coppola pretty quickly.

    Jun 16, 2021 at 6:54 AM
  15. Morrissey replied to the thread 1982 in film..

    The first two were easy to pick, but I struggled between Blade Runner and The Thing. The King of Comedy is such an uneasy thing to watch, and it really sells Pupkin as a loser. Fanny and Alexander doesn't get enough credit in Bergman's filmography, but his sense of time and place is as good here as ever. Blade Runner got the edge because of its philosophical components, but the creature's forms in The Thing are often more believable than millions of dollars of CGI today.

    Jun 16, 2021 at 6:36 AM
  16. Morrissey posted a new thread: 1982 in film..

    Top ten box-office films of 1982: 1. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial 2. Tootsie 3. An Officer and a Gentleman 4. Rocky III 5. Porky's 6. Star Trek II: The Wrath...

    Jun 16, 2021 at 6:32 AM
  17. Morrissey replied to the thread 1981 in film..

    I tried to see Possession but I was too busy studying for a test. It is coming soon, though.

    Jun 16, 2021 at 6:28 AM
  18. Morrissey replied to the thread 1981 in film..

    Raiders of the Lost Ark wins it with 18 votes. Blow Out was in second place with 13 votes. Raiders of the Lost Ark will move on to the bracket.

    Jun 16, 2021 at 6:27 AM
  19. Morrissey replied to the thread Video Game Nintendo.

    Bringing back Fatal Frame from The Wii U while Xenoblade Chronicles X languishes hurts.

    Jun 15, 2021 at 9:30 AM
  20. Morrissey replied to the thread Video Game Nintendo.

    So many good announcements.

    Jun 15, 2021 at 9:22 AM
  21. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

    That is the thing. They want to pretend that these other stories are for adults, but if anyone tries to color outside of the lines they are reminded that they have to sell toys.

    Jun 15, 2021 at 9:04 AM
  22. Morrissey replied to the thread Movie Indiana Jones 5 (Spielberg, ???).

    I wouldn't pay to see Ford vs. Ferrari. A Spielberg film almost always requires attention, though.

    Jun 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM
  23. Morrissey replied to the thread Movie Indiana Jones 5 (Spielberg, ???).

    Temple of Doom has so many great moments. The entire shootout at the beginning, the heart ripping, the mine chase, the bridge. I can't remember anything from Ford vs Ferrari.

    Jun 15, 2021 at 8:09 AM
  24. Morrissey replied to the thread Movie Indiana Jones 5 (Spielberg, ???).

    What has Mangold made that is better than Temple of Doom?

    Jun 15, 2021 at 7:37 AM
  25. Morrissey replied to the thread Movie Indiana Jones 5 (Spielberg, ???).

    What did James Mangold direct that is leading to all of this praise and confidence? What has he made that would compete with Spielberg's best films?

    Jun 15, 2021 at 6:16 AM
  26. Morrissey replied to the thread Movie In The Heights (Jon Chu, June 11, 2021).

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    Jun 15, 2021 at 5:49 AM
  27. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

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    Jun 14, 2021 at 8:44 PM
  28. Morrissey replied to the thread Movies That Didn’t Actually Happen.

    This is a sequel? I had no idea.

    Jun 14, 2021 at 8:25 PM
  29. Morrissey replied to the thread Movies That Didn’t Actually Happen.

    With all the streaming services and their direct releases now, we are in a golden age of forgotten movies. At least with theaters you had elderly people who just showed up to the theater to take a chance on movies.

    Jun 14, 2021 at 8:21 PM
  30. Morrissey replied to the thread Movie Indiana Jones 5 (Spielberg, ???).

    Actors generally don't deserve the bulk of the blame for a bad performance. They didn't write the lines and they had a director telling them what to do. If an actor gives a bad performance that means the director is bad at leading people. Ironically, the times where the actor is primarily at fault is when they are big names like Meryl Streep or Robert DeNiro. They take a lot of roles with inexperienced and unknown directors and they are allowed to do whatever they want, which has lef to so much wild overracting.

    Jun 14, 2021 at 6:06 PM
  31. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

    Not only should there not be end credits scenes, we need to bring back intermissions in movies. One every hour.

    Jun 14, 2021 at 12:23 PM
  32. Morrissey replied to the thread Movie Indiana Jones 5 (Spielberg, ???).

    I have always preferred The Last Crusade to Raiders of the Lost Ark. Something about the team-up quality.

    Jun 14, 2021 at 12:17 PM
  33. Morrissey replied to the thread 1981 in film..

    It isn't that the decade was bad, it is that many more movies popped out in the last two decades.

    Jun 14, 2021 at 8:11 AM
  34. Morrissey replied to the thread 1981 in film..

    Both Possession and Come and See stand out as 80's films I need to see eventually. Looking at my lists it is funny to see that I have more experience with the 60's than the late 70's and 80's.

    Jun 13, 2021
  35. Morrissey replied to the thread Movie Indiana Jones 5 (Spielberg, ???).

    It is the fifth film in a 40 year old series, the last one was not particularly good, the writer-director team is gone, and the director is James Mangold. If you are a gambler you would not expect this to be good. Arguing with random people online makes it look worse.

    Jun 13, 2021