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Downsizing (Alexander Payne, December 22, 2017) Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by iCarly Rae Jepsen, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. iCarly Rae Jepsen Aug 11, 2017
    (Last edited: Sep 11, 2017)
    iCarly Rae Jepsen

    we're on each other's team Platinum

    cast:
    Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Sudeikis, Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Margo Martindale, Niecy Nash

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    Alexander Payne Likens 'Downsizing' to 'Black Mirror': It's a 'Prism' for Our Times
     
  2. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Can't wait for this, Payne is one of my favorite directors currently working.
     
  3. popdisaster00

    I'm usually deluded Moderator

    I love Payne
     
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  4. Anthony_

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  5. Great cast, I'm interested.
     
  6. suicidesaints

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    Love Payne. Here for this.
     
  7. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    we're on each other's team Platinum

     
  8. popdisaster00

    I'm usually deluded Moderator

    Not sure how I feel about this. I was excited for a new Payne movie but this looks like it might be bad. I do hope I'm wrong though.
     
  9. brandon_260

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    This is terrible. Or at least the 75 minutes I stayed for. I like every other Payne film I've seen to some degree, and especially loved Nebraska, but this was so terrible unfunny and such a weak attempt at social commentary.
     
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    Related reading. Movie looks interesting.
     
  11. I truly hope I never become the kind of critic that doesn't watch/read/listen to something and then declares it terrible without even attempting to experience it. Especially if given early access to the art.
     
  12. brandon_260

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    Lmao is this directed at me? Because I did attempt to experience it and made it half way through. It's a bad movie.
     
  13. brandon_260

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    Would you care to elaborate? I gave the film a fair shot, went in wanting to like it, have liked every other Payne film I've seen. I thought what I could handle of this was bad. I'm also not a "critic", I'm just a person who attended the film at a festival.
     
  14. Jason Tate Sep 14, 2017
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    You didn't even watch it. No need to elaborate, what I said: "I truly hope I never become the kind of critic that doesn't watch/read/listen to something and then declares it terrible without even attempting to experience it." — is how I feel on the topic.
     
  15. brandon_260

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    Why am I not allowed an opinion on what I watched of the film?
     
  16. I didn't say anything about "allowed" ... did you only read a portion of what I wrote too? Jesus.
     
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  17. brandon_260

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    I did. I just don't understand why you're attacking me when all I did was post what I thought about the part of the film that I saw.
     
  18. I'm not going to say something different than my first post. It says my thoughts clearly.
     
  19. brandon_260

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    Can you delete my account?
     
  20. brandon_260

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  21. Joel Sep 14, 2017
    (Last edited: Sep 14, 2017)
    Joel

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    What in the fuck

    He directly clarified that atleast the (large) portion of the film he saw was, in his opinion, terrible. Likening that to a critic reviewing something negatively that they didn't watch is a batshit false equivalency. I mean, "without even attempting to experience it". What would you say he was doing during those seventy-five minutes? Even if the third act was glorious and partially redeemed the film in his eyes, it still does not at all discredit his initial opinion? Absurd.
     
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  22. I said what ***I**** want to not do, how is this hard to comprehend? I said it three times.
     
  23. Joel

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    I just find it difficult to accept that if you heard eight songs on an eleven track album and hated all eight of them that you would never offer an opinion on what you heard due to not suffering through the entirety of the record. If that is indeed your approach then at least you're consistent, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. If that is the standard you hold yourself to, great, but your reaction underneath his opinion seems like a direct attempt to invalidate it.
     
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