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Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread • Page 228

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by morgantayler, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Margaret Qualley is great, go watch The Leftovers ok thank you
     
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  2. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

  3. Cameron

    FKA nowFace Prestigious

    Tetra’s worst fears have some to pass
     
  4. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    I want your stupid love Supporter


    This is insane, Linklater is 59
     
  5. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Wow
     
  6. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

     
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  7. Dog with a Blog

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    That’s insane lol. I’ll be pushing 50. I don’t want to think about that haha
     
  8. How do you secure funding or schedule production for something like that? I can't remember if I ever read up on the process for Boyhood.
     
  9. imthesheriff

    Here I Am. So Glad You Are. Supporter

    just why
     
  10. Dinosaurs Dish

    liberate te ex inferis Prestigious

    I still need to see Boyhood but I think it’s an awesome idea and amazing undertaking.
     
  11. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    I want your stupid love Supporter

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  12. popdisaster00

    I'm usually deluded Moderator

    lmao almost made a thread for that linklater movie and then I was like...uh, no
     
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  13. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    I stan
     
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  14. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

     
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  15. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    I want your stupid love Supporter

    I wonder how many other movies are like this
     
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  16. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    That’s why I still buy movies that mean the most to me. I own Dogma too but I bought it in high school. Though I’m glad I did now learning that, it’s a fun flick
     
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  17. Morrissey

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    Starship Troopers is a once-per-year film. It only gets more and more prescient as time goes on; I thought the absurd right-wing talk show host was a play on Tucker Carlson (bowtie and all), but it preceded his Crossfire appearance by three years.
     
  18. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    Saw that for the first time a few weeks ago, really see how the last couple decades have been good to it
     
  19. Morrissey

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    You can play mad libs with some of the terms and make the propaganda sound just like the War on Terror.

    It is probably the film most personal to me, up there with The Royal Tenenbaums and Lost in Translation. I saw Starship Troopers when it came out and I was ten; I obviously didn't know the larger critique but I could recognize that it was more than a brainless action film. I remember writing a lengthy piece about it back in 2007 or so and a guy I went to high school with dismissively mocked the idea that it was deeper, as if it was an accident that the command looks like Nazis, Buenos Aires has become white, and the film is bookended by military ads. I saw very little difference between those ads and a trip to a warship when I was in sixth grade; in the film they let kids hold a gun, and in sixth grade they let us play on the mounted guns.
     
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  20. Dinosaurs Dish

    liberate te ex inferis Prestigious

    Alright, I have to fast track finally watching Starship Troopers
     
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  21. Marx&Recreation

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    The ads are brilliant as they make the meta analysis explicit: that it's not a film about a fascist society, but a film made as if it was literally a propaganda film created by people within that society
     
  22. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    I love Paul Verhoeven but somehow have never seen Starship Troopers.
     
  23. popdisaster00

    I'm usually deluded Moderator

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    10 year old me loved this
     
  24. imthesheriff

    Here I Am. So Glad You Are. Supporter

    I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on the royal tenenbaums.
     
  25. Morrissey

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    It is Anderson's best, and he can probably never top it. It is the intersection between his desire to prove himself as a young filmmaker (Bottle Rocket and Rushmore) and taking his style too far (Life Aquatic). He is able to have those quirk elements that so many directors tried to copy (the jumpsuits for Ben Stiller and his kids, Bill Murray's sleepwalking character) while also having a deeply human element. Anderson has never been better emotionally than he was early in his career; when Ben Stiller breaks down and says he had a tough year to his father, after two hours of being guarded and standoff-ish, it is devastating. Everyone in the family has trauma, and everyone in the family gets a deep exploration into the ways in which we carry our childhood into adulthood.

    His newer films are good, but it feels like he is just trying to recapture the glory days of Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums. I haven't rewatched any of the post-Darjeeling Limited films since they came out, with the exception of Moonrise Kingdom on a plane.