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(04-11-2019 09:35 PM)Kurgan Wrote:  
(04-09-2019 08:49 AM)Manbeline Wrote:  I went to see Shazam, too. It was also filled with checkboxed points of political correctness. Minority racial actors. Check. Female in park actually stopping her mugger and getting on Shazam for trying to save her? Check. And others, but I don't want to spoil the film. It's a shame. I can't really go through these movies anymore without noticing blatant virtue signaling. It feels like a kid art project or one of those indie films at film festivals where they try to be so obvious with their message that you're just turned off in general.

You know what's ironic? The film was being slammed for being fatphobic and not SJW enough.

Disappointing. I was thinking of going back to the cinema again to watch this one after seeing Aaron Clarey's review;

https://captaincapitalism.blogspot.com/2...hazam.html

He seems to think it's old-fashioned entertainment the way we used to see, devoid of lecturing, politics etc. I might still go as it's my son's birthday and I always take him to see a movie and there's not much else to see.

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Just watched American Gangster a few days ago. I probably would’ve like this movie when it came out, but I couldn’t help but see it as more bullshit Hollywood propaganda glorifying a drug dealer and murderer while trying to make a cop look as bad as possible because...he’s a womanizer! So murderer drug dealer ok but guy who bangs chicks...
Afterwards I did a few minutes of reading on the real Frank Lucas and the cop who nailed him. The real guy was no debonair gentleman like Denzel’s character. And the cop, for whom the story makes a big deal out of his divorce and child rearing issues...the fucking guy wasn’t even married.

Also watched Polka King with Jack Black. This one didn’t take itself too seriously and was actually pretty enjoyable. Polka and ponzie scheming, decent comedic acting.
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(04-15-2019 11:55 AM)Chetthebaker Wrote:  Also watched Polka King with Jack Black. This one didn’t take itself too seriously and was actually pretty enjoyable. Polka and ponzie scheming, decent comedic acting.

I loathe most comedies, but "School of Rock" with Jack Black is quite good.
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(04-11-2019 09:38 PM)Kurgan Wrote:  I watched William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet from 1996, it's the one directed by Bahz Luhrman and starred Leonardo Dicaprio and Claire Danes. It's essentially set in 1996 in Verona Beach and the families were switched to mafia empires. It felt I was watching a music video with some degeneracy and it's weird to see modern day people speak in Shakespearan English. It worked for Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet but not in modern day, it just sounds weird.
My high school teacher showed us that movie off of our Romeo and Juliet reading. We all knew the different characters, acts, and parts, so it was interesting seeing it be done in a modern day switcheroo.

One of my favorite scenes cause of how silly it is. From the sword name on the side of the gun to Benvolio. Ben was just as much of a clown in the real poem as in this movie, so I was laughing even back then.


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