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Daniel Craig is retiring as Bond. Guess who the new 007 is? I have been watching Bond since I was a kid so this is sad.

Its about time I I stopped watching Hollywood junk anyway.

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Is she legit replacing him permanently? I thought they just teased the idea by having her be his temp replacement in the story or something. Even if they go with this route idc, I haven't watched a Bond movie since Skyfall which already had some red flags like black Moneypenny and the villain making a gay pass at Bond.
 

ginsu

Woodpecker
Is she legit replacing him permanently? I thought they just teased the idea by having her be his temp replacement in the story or something. Even if they go with this route idc, I haven't watched a Bond movie since Skyfall which already had some red flags like black Moneypenny and the villain making a gay pass at Bond.

In the later movie bond turns into a simp for some blonde girl, and he gets one itis giving up his bachelor lifestyle. this girl also shows in the new bond movie trailer and daniel craig looks like hes alpha widowed when she shows up again. Pretty soon everything will be inverted, the men will play the role of women and the woman just play the roles of the men.
 
In the later movie bond turns into a simp for some blonde girl, and he gets one itis giving up his bachelor lifestyle. this girl also shows in the new bond movie trailer and daniel craig looks like hes alpha widowed when she shows up again. Pretty soon everything will be inverted, the men will play the role of women and the woman just play the roles of the men.
The inversion part is very true. I saw a bit of the newest Spider Man reboot, and they made the love interest into a bit of a ball buster who does a sort of push and pull game while Peter is fawning over her and doing his best to please her.
 
I am looking forward to the upcoming Dune film series. To their credit, they tried to be very loyal to the source material. I like the look of the Harkonnens being very pale, considering their polluted homeworld. I am not so sure about the casting for Paul Atreides, but if he is a talented actor, he will be able to pull off the transformation from a young noble to a messiah crusade leader. It will be hard to top the performance of Kyle MacLachlan, who comes across as more masculine than the current choice for the lead role. But then I have not seen the film yet.

The trailer is finally out!

 

Batman_

Kingfisher
I just watched Blade Runner and The Godfather for the first time...

Liked the latter, disliked the former. I can't stand 80s films... except for a few gems like Alien and the Shining.

The Godfather was pretty good. May need repeated viewings to appreciate it. It felt very timeless, like it could've came out within the past 10 years. I'm curious to see the sequels... after that, Scarface and Goodfellas are next. Not sure how the fuck I've gone the first 30 years of my life without seeing these classics...
 
Tenet. It’s ok, though probably too technical to be enjoyable. It’s also probably not a great time to watch movies that question the nature of reality. That said, overall, I think it’s worth an outing to the picture theatre to see it.
 

Monty_Brogan

Woodpecker
Gold Member
I just watched Blade Runner and The Godfather for the first time...

Liked the latter, disliked the former. I can't stand 80s films... except for a few gems like Alien and the Shining.

The Godfather was pretty good. May need repeated viewings to appreciate it. It felt very timeless, like it could've came out within the past 10 years. I'm curious to see the sequels... after that, Scarface and Goodfellas are next. Not sure how the fuck I've gone the first 30 years of my life without seeing these classics...

Have you seen Cocktail with Cruise? I absolutely love that movie and it’s the ultimate ‘80’s flick.

Heritage American, and everyone is slim. It’s a feel good movie that’s leaps and bounds better than the nonsense today.
 

Salinger

Kingfisher
I just watched Blade Runner and The Godfather for the first time...

Liked the latter, disliked the former. I can't stand 80s films... except for a few gems like Alien and the Shining.

The Godfather was pretty good. May need repeated viewings to appreciate it. It felt very timeless, like it could've came out within the past 10 years. I'm curious to see the sequels... after that, Scarface and Goodfellas are next. Not sure how the fuck I've gone the first 30 years of my life without seeing these classics...

I'm curious as to why you didn't like Blade Runner...seeing that you're the first guy in the history of ever to diss the film.
 

Thomas More

Hummingbird
I'm curious as to why you didn't like Blade Runner...seeing that you're the first guy in the history of ever to diss the film.

I like Blade Runner, but several times when I've tried to watch it again and pick up on all the nuances and foreshadowing, I've fallen asleep.

I also tell asleep watching the sequel.
 

Batman_

Kingfisher
I'm curious as to why you didn't like Blade Runner...seeing that you're the first guy in the history of ever to diss the film.
Extremely slow pacing, lots of silly headscratchers, the plot was overall pretty weak, the antagonists acted like typical 80s villains (complete with making weird noises and shouting jibberish for no reason), also the film had a very distinct "80s vibe" which I found very annoying since it was supposed to be set in the future. The cinematography was gorgeous though and it was good to look at.
 

Salinger

Kingfisher
Extremely slow pacing, lots of silly headscratchers, the plot was overall pretty weak, the antagonists acted like typical 80s villains (complete with making weird noises and shouting jibberish for no reason), also the film had a very distinct "80s vibe" which I found very annoying since it was supposed to be set in the future. The cinematography was gorgeous though and it was good to look at.

The pacing isn't that slow. But I guess if you compare it to today's adrenaline-filled movies, it would seem that way. The premise is excellent. Androids returning to their creator demanding an extension to their life; much like humans asking God for more years on Earth. The plotting of the film, IMO, seemed to be done as well as possible and even managed to create a mystery about whether or not the protagonist is actually a replicant himself.

I admit the film has a very 80s vibe to it. How can it not when you see advertisements for Atari and neon signs light up a futuristic Los Angeles. Plus, you have the Vangelis soundtrack which really throws it into 80s overdrive. However, I think the soundtrack and the film itself hold up very well after all these years.

P.S. - If you dislike the 80s, you'll probably be disappointed with Scarface which also has an unmistakable 80s soundtrack.
 

ball dont lie

Kingfisher
Gold Member
I just watched Blade Runner and The Godfather for the first time...

Liked the latter, disliked the former. I can't stand 80s films... except for a few gems like Alien and the Shining.

The Godfather was pretty good. May need repeated viewings to appreciate it. It felt very timeless, like it could've came out within the past 10 years. I'm curious to see the sequels... after that, Scarface and Goodfellas are next. Not sure how the fuck I've gone the first 30 years of my life without seeing these classics...

I cant stand any movies made in the last 20 years. 90s and 80s movies were the peak of cinema so far. Anything is possible in the future, but in recent years maybe 2-3 movies were worth watching and the rest were garbage.

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?year=1994&title_type=feature&ref_=tt_ov_inf

Check out the link, 1994 highest rated movies, imdb - Pulp Fiction, Shawshank redemption, Leon, Forest Gump, Legends of the Fall, Dumb and Dumber, The Lion King etc. Even the cheesy movies are better than the best ones out in the last 5 years.



Lets check out 1985. Back to the future, Goonies, Breakfast club, Rocky IV!!, Legend, Brazil (in my top 5), Commando, etc.

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?year=1985&title_type=feature&ref_=tt_ov_inf



It used to be really easy to look by year in imdb but I think people started doing that and realizing how awful movies are. Check out any year in the 80s or 90s, it will have more excellent movies than 5-10 years in the 00s or 10s.


https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?...01-01,2018-12-31&sort=boxoffice_gross_us,desc

2018, Top movie, Black Panther, Avengers, Incredibles 2, Jurassic Park Reboot, Aquaman, Antman 2, Venom.

Its just a collection of bad kids movies that adult losers consume. I liked comic books too, back in 1992 when I was a kid. In the mid-90s Image comics came out and was sweet, along with Valiant comics. 30 years later I am not interested in kids stuff.


My local video rental store in the midwest was hit hard by covid, no renting for months. Movies are basically free there now, even new releases. Its $0.99 for a 5 day rental, any movies. I went, all garbage. I wanted to see Parasite, they had 1 copy and it was rented out. They had 15 copies of junk action stuff, all there. No one wanted to rent them.


Remember art is a reflection of society for the most part and what we see now is the kind of junk people scrape off their shoes. None of these movies would even be considered 20-30 years ago they are so bad. Yet they are the 'Top Grossing Movies of The Year!!!' in the 2010;s.
 

Batman_

Kingfisher
The pacing isn't that slow. But I guess if you compare it to today's adrenaline-filled movies, it would seem that way. The premise is excellent. Androids returning to their creator demanding an extension to their life; much like humans asking God for more years on Earth. The plotting of the film, IMO, seemed to be done as well as possible and even managed to create a mystery about whether or not the protagonist is actually a replicant himself.

I admit the film has a very 80s vibe to it. How can it not when you see advertisements for Atari and neon signs light up a futuristic Los Angeles. Plus, you have the Vangelis soundtrack which really throws it into 80s overdrive. However, I think the soundtrack and the film itself hold up very well after all these years.

P.S. - If you dislike the 80s, you'll probably be disappointed with Scarface which also has an unmistakable 80s soundtrack.

The pacing was slow in the sense of the plot advancement, not due to the lack of action; there are plenty of "slow" movies that are excellent due to plot alone. I guess the premise was pretty interesting but its execution seemed off. Just wasn't as interesting or philosophical as it was made out to be imo.


I cant stand any movies made in the last 20 years. 90s and 80s movies were the peak of cinema so far. Anything is possible in the future, but in recent years maybe 2-3 movies were worth watching and the rest were garbage.

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?year=1994&title_type=feature&ref_=tt_ov_inf

Check out the link, 1994 highest rated movies, imdb - Pulp Fiction, Shawshank redemption, Leon, Forest Gump, Legends of the Fall, Dumb and Dumber, The Lion King etc. Even the cheesy movies are better than the best ones out in the last 5 years.



Lets check out 1985. Back to the future, Goonies, Breakfast club, Rocky IV!!, Legend, Brazil (in my top 5), Commando, etc.

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?year=1985&title_type=feature&ref_=tt_ov_inf



It used to be really easy to look by year in imdb but I think people started doing that and realizing how awful movies are. Check out any year in the 80s or 90s, it will have more excellent movies than 5-10 years in the 00s or 10s.


https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?...01-01,2018-12-31&sort=boxoffice_gross_us,desc

2018, Top movie, Black Panther, Avengers, Incredibles 2, Jurassic Park Reboot, Aquaman, Antman 2, Venom.

Its just a collection of bad kids movies that adult losers consume. I liked comic books too, back in 1992 when I was a kid. In the mid-90s Image comics came out and was sweet, along with Valiant comics. 30 years later I am not interested in kids stuff.


My local video rental store in the midwest was hit hard by covid, no renting for months. Movies are basically free there now, even new releases. Its $0.99 for a 5 day rental, any movies. I went, all garbage. I wanted to see Parasite, they had 1 copy and it was rented out. They had 15 copies of junk action stuff, all there. No one wanted to rent them.


Remember art is a reflection of society for the most part and what we see now is the kind of junk people scrape off their shoes. None of these movies would even be considered 20-30 years ago they are so bad. Yet they are the 'Top Grossing Movies of The Year!!!' in the 2010;s.

I do agree the peak of cinema was in the 90s, but there are a lot of great films that have come out in the past two decades. No Country for Old Men, Under the Skin, Annihilation, Hot Fuzz, A History of Violence, Arrival, Interstellar, Inglorious Basterds, Wind River, Wolf of Wall St, and many more.

The last decade has in particular oversaturated by all these garbage comic book movies and its easy to miss the hidden gems.
 

R.G.Camara

Kingfisher
As a silly fun adult action movie from the 90's, Blade is great. Wesley Snipes hunting vampires as a part-vampire ninja.

There's even a theme of degeneracy/hedonism (vampires) versus chastity/self-denial (Blade) going on---Blade continually resists his urges to feed on human blood and lives the life of a quiet loner who meditates, while the vampires are all shown having sex/clubbing/having wild parties. You could almost picture Blade teaming up with Rorschach (from Watchmen) since they both hate such things and execute with extreme prejudice.

Some 90's special effects are bad (the final scene's CGI looks awful today) but they can be overlooked, and the gore is not minimized, but still, very likeable film. And Snipes has some great action movie one-liners: "Some mothaF**** are always trying to ice skate uphill" is quite frankly, brilliant.
 
MSM film critics losing their shit after rumours of Tom Hardy being the next James Bond:


Of course a masculine looking white guy is not what they want. They want a limp wristed Gay Bond or if not that then Idris Elba who they have been trying to push for years. BTW the current Bond (Craig) is utter shit, lacks charisma and I don't understand all the hype he get's. Casino Royale was the only film he was good in and matched his portrayal of the character.
 

Salinger

Kingfisher
MSM film critics losing their shit after rumours of Tom Hardy being the next James Bond:


Of course a masculine looking white guy is not what they want. They want a limp wristed Gay Bond or if not that then Idris Elba who they have been trying to push for years. BTW the current Bond (Craig) is utter shit, lacks charisma and I don't understand all the hype he get's. Casino Royale was the only film he was good in and matched his portrayal of the character.

Not my first choice but at least he can act.

Looks like all those rumors about the next Bond being a black woman were bogus. Apparently, that was never going to happen as the producers don't like the idea of Bond being a woman.

Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson — half-siblings who oversee the "James Bond" films, described as having "an iron grip on the franchise" — recently discussed the future of the character in an interview with Variety.

"He can be of any color, but he is male," Broccoli said.

Source: https://www.insider.com/james-bond-never-female-woman-broccolis-variety-interview-2020-1
 
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