jtk76
jtk76
jtk76
Dec 13 2016
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Like everyone else here, I found Brody’s writing cumbersome and ostentatious. But I bet if he praised the film using similarly bad prose no one would bat an eye. A lot of commenters here look like Stalinists for jumping down this guy’s throat for committing the thought crimes of liking the “wrong” Star Wars movies Read more

Dec 11 2015
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No Way Out (1987). Not only do characters talk about the possibility that a Soviet agent has infiltrated the Pentagon, the film drops hints that Kevin Costner IS that agent because he periodically has these wierd conversations with a man that have little to do with the narrative at hand. But it is really easy to miss Read more

Jan 8 2015
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I am 100% with you on A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. I would also add Pawel Pawlikovski's Ida (another black and white film featuring a strong female protagonist), which was released in Poland in 2013 but debuted in the US in 2014.

Dec 29 2014
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I think it'd be more fun for fans to collectively cobble together a story about this conflict rather than debate the technical merits about which side would win. In my story Federation officials would be appalled by both the Jedi and the Sith, seeing them as religious extremists with dangerous levels of power. They Read more

Nov 28 2014
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Yeah, I am pretty sure it is Von Sydow.

Nov 10 2014
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I am glad I am not the only one who has love for this film. Unlike most other superhero movies, this one pays superheroes the respect they are actually due.

Apr 24 2014
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The dropoff in quality from Planet Hulk to World War Hulk is pretty stark. You've got the same character, same writer, and yet WWH is so unsatisfying. My guess is that while Planet Hulk had a predetermined outcome, Greg Pak was given a lot of freedom as to how he got to that ending. But Pak had less freedom in what Read more

Feb 22 2014
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10 years ago I read Gardner Dozois' 1992 "Best Science Fiction" anthology and while I thought he included some very good stories I thought of lot of them were pretty trite, polemical, and cliched. A lot of the stories felt like they were unoriginal, gimmicky "high concept" stories—the main thing was the fantastical Read more

Jan 13 2014
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Thanks for the correction. That makes sense.

Jan 10 2014
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I hope you are right, but I think Disney executives have this weird branding mindset that Star Wars media has to be "on message". I am primarily referring to the decision to abruptly halt The Clone Wars tv show in favor of "Rebels", presumably because because the latter is set in a time period more relevant to the Read more

Jan 10 2014
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You are probably right that the EU is dead. And I am guessing that "dead" means not only "non-canonical" but also eventually "out of print" and "out of circulation". I'll take your word that most of it was crap, but I would argue some of it is enjoyable, like the works of Zahn or John Jackson Miller, and I would Read more