Unspeakable Axe
unspeakableaxe
Jul 7
3

I’m extremely dubious that it will end up a mess. Miller has a long track record of doing what he wants, and what he thinks will serve the story idea he’s got in mind. Maybe he’s had evolving concepts of the movie, but I really doubt what we end up seeing will be some compromised thing mandated by an interfering Read more

Jul 7
5

A Miller-helmed and -written prequel is unlikely to be a standard-issue prequel. His treatment of the Mad Max series to date is a good roadmap to what this is likely to be. There is very little connective tissue between any of them and he treats continuity with indifference, if not outright hostility. I’m expecting Read more

Jul 6
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Just found out about this. My favorite composer, for films or otherwise. His music creates worlds in the mind. RIP.

Jul 5
14

The vast, vast majority of NIN songs are not any kind of metal, industrial or otherwise. Reznor dabbles in it when he’s having an especially angry afternoon, but let’s not act like NIN is Ministry or Godflesh.

Jun 30
1

To some extent it’s been blunted, but I feel the edge to it is more mean-spirited rather than good-naturedly (albeit multi-directionally) sarcastic like it used to be. O’Neal in particular I think was good about snarking at deserving targets, and injecting a little nuance at times. The O’Neal wannabes that took his Read more

Jun 30
2

I would say I identify as liberal, or more liberal than conservative, and I think the sins of present-day conservatives are far worse overall. But I also am immersed in liberalism, with a very progressive friend group and spouse, and I tend to nitpick at them more. You know the old saying: familiarity breeds contempt. Read more

Jun 30
9

Pretty much agree with you. This place is very nasty of late. Partly I think it’s just lack of self-awareness—the conflict between being a snarky content farm trying to get dem clicks, and being a supposedly progressive media outlet with supposedly thoughtful takes on social issues. And partly I think it’s a specific Read more

Jun 29
2

You might want to look through the post history of the people you linked to before you assume they are part of “the left.” The first guy is pretty much a Trumper. The second guy is the type that pops up in every discussion to defend Apu from The Simpsons, to defend white voice actors doing black characters, and to Read more

Jun 24
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I don’t think I’m missing too much, but maybe I am making a leap without explaining myself, so that’s on me. Yes, technically Storklor did not advocate for blacklisting. But he argued implicitly for no longer honoring (with awards or other recognition) the “dirtbags.” I’m trying to imagine what kind of industry and Read more

Jun 24
1

I think he had the outline of the overall plot, but the actual mechanics of it have gotten out of his control, especially with the side quests, subplots, and secondary characters he found and developed along the way. Trying to reconcile all those things with his original vision (along with his natural tendency to Read more

Jun 23
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To be clear, I think it’s likely true. Though Eastwood for his part essentially affirmed the genesis of the suit (that he was paying her contract himself) but denied that there was ill will behind it. I don’t really want to speculate on these competing interpretations of the basic facts, but I would say that a Read more

Jun 23
6

If that went down as Locke believed and described (which I don’t think is entirely a given), it’s pretty terrible. But I also think it doesn’t quite compare to the sins and crimes of the other three guys named here.

Jun 23
1

Not sure why everyone is so surprised that he’s got an agent/publicist/accountant, and that he let them take care of this. Read more

Jun 23
1

Possibly, though at a glance it seems extremely damning that she claims to have been assaulted at a hotel he wasn’t staying at, but where he was spotted (though actually not?) by someone else on social media. Basically makes it look like someone did a little cursory research before fabricating a story against him, not Read more

Jun 22
4

I have to admit—and the following are words I never, ever thought I would say—that, although probably PR-engineered, this response gave me a modicum of respect for the Biebs. It’s extremely careful and measured, managing to not undermine the worthiness of the general cause, while also laying total waste to the Read more

Jun 18
1

I was where you are not too long ago, so I feel ya. This used to be my most-visited site, and definitely the comment section/forum/whatever where I was most active for quite a long while. I was really sad to see it tumble like it did. And I still have not really found a replacement. Unfortunately I don’t think one is Read more

Jun 16
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I wanted to preserve it when that was still an option. That ship sailed when the entire writing staff vacated and the site was purchased by people for whom quality writing is an active impediment to revenue generation. Read more