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theguyinthe3rdrowrisesagain
May 15
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I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again - the more you look at them in macro, the more it feels like television/serialized drama was always a means to an end for Netflix.

Their first attempt to break into film didn’t pan out into the awards they wanted it to, so they put it all into making series. The series got them Read more

May 11
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Movies don’t get non-renewed.” -- I refuse to believe you’ve never seen a movie bait the hook for a sequel that ultimately never came.

May 11
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Additionally - we’re kind of at the point where hearing Whedon was creepy to a woman is pretty documented and so this feels pretty par for the course.

Whedon being racist, that’s one with a smaller pile of receipts to back it up, so I can see why people might want to verify.

Not to say Whedon is unimpeachable race-wise, Read more

May 11
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He also didn’t do himself any favors in the middle of this when he made his ‘It’s me or Hamada’ ultimatum.
If you’re coming in telling them ‘Fire this producer who’s been around for a while’ from Fisher’s relatively new position, that either means you’ve got said producer on some truly reprehensible shit or you have, Read more

May 10
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The old line from Speed comes to mind:

“You’re crazy! You’re fucking crazy!”
“No! Poor people are crazy, Jack! I’m eccentric!”

May 10
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I felt kind of bad for thinking this way. Then I remembered we’re talking about the same guy who very publicly accused someone of being a pedophile with no evidence to back it up, simply because the guy wounded Elon’s pride by pointing out his proposed way of saving people trapped in a cave would do more harm than Read more

May 8
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To be fair, the past four years have shown just how much damage a hopeless narcissist with a lot of money and a devoted base can do while technically never having made anything themselves.

Also, let’s be honest, he would still TOTALLY be down for some Bond villain grade ridiculousness, even if he had to contract it out Read more

May 7
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I can’t say I agree with best.

Having said that, the older I get, the more I find myself ranking it over The Last Crusade without even feeling bad about it.

(Connery and Ford are charming together, but they can only do just so much to distract from some of the issues with that script.)

May 7
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This is why I’m genuinely interested to see what he does with Villeneuve’s Dune. Rabban is a character that, on paper, is mostly just a sadistic brute, but based off the trailer so far, and seeing how Villeneuve knows the man’s got range, it will be interesting to see if he goes with something a bit colder and more Read more

May 7
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At this point, I’m pretty well convinced most celebrities look at the fandom property wars and how bitter people get over their IPs and just have a moment of “...are you fucking serious?” before either laughing it off or just shaking their head in utter disbelief.

May 7
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The opening credits to Dawn of the Dead and Watchmen are where I get my stance that Zack Snyder was born 10 years too late and would have been a god of music videos during their heyday.

May 5
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But Hank Scorpio is presented as a genuinely caring boss who will happily hear out his employees and do what he can to act in their best interests, even if it means it goes against his own.

May 3
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If Rudy was smart, he would have done that. Instead, he jumped on the Trump Train and proceeded to put all the good will he had built up over 9/11 to the the torch.

It lives now as a fluke in the shitshow that is his larger career.

May 3
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Honest question - how much of that was helped by the fact one was genuinely expected to be good and the other was (in general) expected to be Tom Hooper’s Cats with capes?

May 3
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I dunno. This doesn’t work as well because their Paul Sheldon is willing to give them what they want, he just can’t get a publisher.

I’m seeing more like Mr. Me-Mania from Perfect Blue - actively trying to ‘remove’ the obstacles (real or perceived) that they see as standing in the way of their perfect fandom idol.

May 3
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We’re talking about a man who has said his dream project would be an adaptation of ‘The Fountainhead.’

This is right in line with that ‘the auteur can never, and should never, be second guessed line of nonsense.’

Someone take this guy aside and tell him the tale of Michael Cimino.

May 1
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I mean, his son tortured and murdered a dog and he helped get him off the hook for that. I think it’s not too much of a stretch to say Mike’s sense of morality takes a backseat to his sense of political expediency.

May 1
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Memory serves, isn’t his dad still in good with Mike Huckabee?

Conservative dads with problem sons gots to stick together, ya know!