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hutch

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Re: Recommend some good movies!
« Reply #810 on: February 22, 2021, 03:11:10 pm »
is it me or does this sound like an epic train wreck in the making

Greta Gerwig will next collaborate with Noah Baumbach in co-writing and potentially directing a live-action Barbie film, starring Margot Robbie in the title role.


I know those two are supposed to be critical darlings, but I haven't liked a single film either of them have made.

Well but you kind of hate everything and everybody

Space Freely

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« Reply #811 on: February 22, 2021, 03:13:41 pm »
is it me or does this sound like an epic train wreck in the making

Greta Gerwig will next collaborate with Noah Baumbach in co-writing and potentially directing a live-action Barbie film, starring Margot Robbie in the title role.


I know those two are supposed to be critical darlings, but I haven't liked a single film either of them have made.

Well but you kind of hate everything and everybody

Not true, I have posted many films I liked in this thread.

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Re: Recommend some good movies!
« Reply #812 on: February 22, 2021, 03:16:49 pm »
a barbie movie can only go one of two ways, and both are indeed awful:

1) they'll continue with barbie's 1950's era fantasy: a vapid blond that just wants to have simplistic fun.  awful for obvious reasons.

2) they attempt to rehabilitate barbie's image as a supposedly modern, intelligent, empowered woman - ignoring her history of fostering horrible mental and physical stereotypes of women.  i suspect this is the tact they'll take.


you have to wonder who this movies is targeting.  neither my 7 y.o. daughter nor any of her friend have any interest in barbie.  as far as i know they don't even own any (i can confirm this after spending the past week of winter break supervising play-dates).  if they're going to tap into mom's nostalgia for her childhood toys... not sure how that is going to work.
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« Reply #813 on: February 22, 2021, 03:26:06 pm »
I had read originally Amy Shumer was to play the role and it was going the #2 route
but now that hottie Margot is in it, not sure that works
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« Reply #814 on: February 22, 2021, 06:12:06 pm »
I had read originally Amy Shumer was to play the role and it was going the #2 route
but now that hottie Margot is in it, not sure that works

The number two rou....OH the number two route! Yes, yes.

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« Reply #815 on: February 24, 2021, 04:55:59 pm »
Jesus and the Black Messiah on HBO Max. So good.

jeffml

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« Reply #816 on: February 24, 2021, 05:14:34 pm »
The Hunt for the Wilderpeople.  On Netflix.  Same director as did Jojo Rabbit, and What We Do in the Shadows.  Also documentary on HBO called Class Action Park, about a water park in NJ in the 1980s is excellent; especially for us older guys who grew up without the parental/adult supervision we see today.

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« Reply #817 on: February 24, 2021, 05:20:22 pm »
Class Action Park
went to Action Park a bunch in my youth...honestly was surprised there weren't more deaths/injuries
Haven't see that doc yet
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« Reply #818 on: February 24, 2021, 05:42:29 pm »
You should def check it out since you went through it first hand. I'm sure it will bring back tons of memories.


Class Action Park
went to Action Park a bunch in my youth...honestly was surprised there weren't more deaths/injuries
Haven't see that doc yet

Space Freely

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« Reply #819 on: February 24, 2021, 09:06:56 pm »
The Hunt for the Wilderpeople.  On Netflix.  Same director as did Jojo Rabbit, and What We Do in the Shadows.  Also documentary on HBO called Class Action Park, about a water park in NJ in the 1980s is excellent; especially for us older guys who grew up without the parental/adult supervision we see today.

Thumbs up on all three of those.

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« Reply #820 on: February 24, 2021, 09:21:59 pm »
I may have said this before but Nomadland is a tour de force.
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« Reply #821 on: February 24, 2021, 09:59:41 pm »
I may have said this before but Nomadland is a tour de force.

Why do you think that? I didn't hate it , but for me it was disappointingly only pretty good. I felt like I was watching a decent documentary, I wanted more of a plot and less character study.

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« Reply #822 on: February 25, 2021, 12:06:35 pm »
Class Action Park
went to Action Park a bunch in my youth...honestly was surprised there weren't more deaths/injuries
Haven't see that doc yet

Tell us your stories!!! That doc was nuts.

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« Reply #823 on: February 25, 2021, 04:06:03 pm »
first cow

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« Reply #824 on: February 25, 2021, 05:24:50 pm »
first cow
This was great. Love Kelly Reichart. Certain Women was my favorite film from . . . whatever year it came out.
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