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Jul 29
17

Agreed. I don’t know Foote’s work outside of the documentary, but I never got the impression that he was selling a Lost Cause narrative.

Jul 29
29

I think that’s oversimplifying Foote’s contribution. I thought (as a Northerner) it was interesting in how he described the (white) Southern culture in which he was raised, one in which even the Fourth of July wasn’t celebrated as it was seen as a reminder that their traitorous rebellion lost to the US. It’s a messed Read more

Jul 28
1

Head to the the-avacado.org. A lot of old AV Clubbers there.

Jul 28
1

re point 2: There is still 2D animation, but it’s all pretty much the cheap Flash way of animating (i.e. that Magic School Bus reboot). Makes me very concerned with how that Animaniacs reboot is gonna look whenever that’s supposed to come out (the new Looney Tune shorts for HBO Max vary between “obviously Flash” and Read more

Jul 27
5

Sure, that sucks, and definitely sounds plausible. But that’s not abuse, and it would be pretty fucked to characterize it as such without providing the details. If there’s a racial dimension, then that would definitely change things, but nothing in Fisher’s remarks seemed to indicate that.

Jul 27
21

Absolutely this. Fisher trash talking is meaningless compared to an actual accusation like this with real weight behind it.

Jul 27
44

The difference between Fisher “speaking out” about Whedon and this is that Shinkoda gave actual details. Like, imagine if Shinkoda had just referred to this as “gross, unprofessional, and abusive behavior.” We’d know none of this. Read more

Jul 23
4

I love reviews that take a couple thousand words to say “It’s pretty good! But I’m easy to please.” I could have just asked my brother if I wanted that level of criticism.

Jul 23
4

I tend to agree with this. I barely go to the theatre anymore (I’m talking about pre-covid obviously) but there’s no denying that some movies are clearly designed to be viewed in that format that’s not a bad thing. Like whenever the Avatar sequels come out I’m sure as hell going to make time to seem them in a theatre Read more

Jul 22
1

I’m a fan of a lot of his work, I haven’t seen everything he’d made but you are right, he makes sleek, muscular blockbusters. They are fantastic blockbusters though! I’d rather watch anything by him before marvl or fast and furious. 

Jul 22
25

At worst, it’s a male author laboring under the misguided delusion that we could’ve had it aaaaaall if this MAN hadn’t fucked it all up.” Is that a typo?  You know Curtis Sittenfeld is a woman, right?

Jul 21
3

I am so tired of Karen shit. Just do a find/replace on the internet and just call them annoying white women again please. Every time I see it posted on Twitter it just reeks of this awful “ha, aren’t I funny?” energy. Read more

Jul 21
11

NPC” is another one. I get unreasonably angry whenever I see someone with that stupid gray dude for a profile picture.

Jul 21
22

I really would like to accept my descent into clueless old age with better grace, but this article makes no fucking sense to me.

Jul 21
4

That “sudden shift” is partly because the screenplay was written before the ending of the comics was, so if I’m not mistaken the ending actually did change fairly late in production to match that of the comics. The comics also tell a very different story where that ending works better.

Jul 21
7

I think the other thing people forget, is he “has” the girl. She likes him and he likes her, he’s not trying to convince her he’s worth her time, he’s dealing with her baggage (and it turns out way more of his own) and so is she. It’s a subtle distinction, but I think it diminishes the prize aspect. It’s not a quest Read more