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Has anyone bothered to see "Gods of Egypt?" I love me some good Egyptian mythological world building (thank you Stargate) but I don't know if I can sit through that. It sounds like a crazy project.

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I haven't, but I really really want to. A girl at work was RAVING about it the other day.

It's funny because I had never even heard of the thing before I went to go see Star Wars, and the trailer played in front, and I was just thrown at the back of my seat going "WHAT IS THIS AMAZING THING IN FRONT OF MY FACE OMG MUST SEE IT."

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(I guess this short rant isn't worth an entirely new thread.)

Nobody here has commented on this year's Oscar nominations yet, so I'll be the first one to acknowledge the elephant in the room: FOURTEEN fucking nominations for La La Land.

I don't hate La La Land. I enjoyed for what it is: a nice little musical with pleasant, but not very memorable, songs. But FOURTEEN nominations? Seems like the Academy fell for the same Jedi Mind Trick once again. The central theme of this movie ("a love letter to Hollywood" AKA "look how awesome we are") simply screams award bait. Will anyone remember La La Land ten years from now? I suspect it will become the new Shakespeare In Love, Benjamin Button or English Patient - a half-forgotten footnote. Also, just a few years ago, a movie as impressive as Cloud Atlas got nothing. The Academy needs fresh blood, 'cause those old white men are stuck in the fucking past, like a cat chasing the same old laser pointer all his life.

The question I'd like to ask our resident industry professionals is: do you think that this is going to change anytime soon? I wouldn't know, I'm just a random idiot on the Internet. What do you think?

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I'm no expert, but I don't think it's likely to change any time soon.

I'm also fairly unimpressed by the world's reaction to La La Land, for what it's worth. Fourteen is insane.

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All I know about La La Land

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All I know about La La Land

Well played  big_smile

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I wish this wasn't real.
http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire3/0e592dc147f39d13e2bbe42615f56f0f1239067105_full.jpg

Whatever they come up with will probably make Trey appreciate Spaceballs a little more smile

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Or in the case of Auralnauts. Just take the actual movies and change a few things.

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Even as someone who is deliberately decoupling himself from pop culture, I feel zero hesitation declaring that Auralnauts are geniuses who are putting the finishing touches on a form of art that will forevermore evolve from their template. Their Star Wars edits are like Citizen Kane.

Let it hang. Not even skurred.

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Im right there with you.


Even considering thier Episode 5 was a bit weak.

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*fist bump*

That said, re: 5, I have the opposite opinion. I think it's their strongest in some ways. Probably not the funniest, though, admittedly.

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Admittedly Ive only watched it the once but I remember the distinct feeling that it was REAAAALLLY leaning on the non-sequiter humour and scenes to get through it. It felt like the least cohesive story episode of them.

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I'd argue it's the either the first or second most cohesive, story-wise. *shrug* Each his own.

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Hrm. Ill have to rewatch it I guess.

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Talking about the movie "The Box" with a friend who doesn't know the DIF glossary was interesting...

"....'the box' being the Mcguffin of the movie before going to the mansion with its supernatural magic bean..."

He looked baffled

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So, "Rogue One" is on Netflix streaming in the USA, and someone pulled ye olde "Backstroke of the West" captioning. Click here for Star Wars: Grand Theft Auto.

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So... between the title, the setup that the trailer provides, and now this poster, we're getting very strong indicators that mother! might actually be Aronofsky's stealth Rosemary's Baby remake. I am so down for this.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DH2feOAUMAA_2eo.jpg:large

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Oh hey, Netflix is literally writing their series with algorithms now. Nothing to worry about here, I'm sure. (From an interview about the development of Maniac with Cary Fukunaga.)

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Cheap wins.

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Teague wrote:

Cheap wins.

And yet people are some how surprised by this.

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According to Box Office Mojo's estimates, we have a new winner - Avengers: Endgame has outgrossed Avatar worldwide.

I gotta say I'm happy that Avatar was dethroned. It's just a boring and forgettable retelling of the "white savior going native" story that has been told much more interestingly many times before. I watched it again recently and it felt very bland.

Also, Avatar 2 is gonna be an important case for anyone interested in box office performance. So many things have changed in the past decade. How many people will want to watch it? I'm very curious about that.

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Shared this w/Teague in the chat, figured I'd dump it here too: everyone, enjoy this dissection of how much a "Bruce Willis" performance in a VOD movie is actually him vs. his poorly disguised body double.

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Jennifer Kent on how she tricked the studio into keeping her preferred aspect ratio for The Nightingale has made my week.

SPOILER Show
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Nice. Reminds me of the opposite back in '02 where Joss Whedon intentionally framed people on far opposite sides of a wide shot with a ton of space in the middle to force a 16:9 broadcast from Fox.

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