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Kermit1Pineapple

The Indiana Jones 5 trailer leaked today... and the Loki season 2 trailer

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@Kermit1 The Loki season 2 earlier this week, I haven't gone looking for it though.

@HotGoomba I KNOWWW, BRO THOSE VIDEOS WERE THE BEST WAY THEY COULD'VE REVEALED IT

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The new Indiana Jones should be amazing, they have cast Phoebe Waller Bridge who is one of the most audacious and inventive actor/writers of the last few years with her work on Fleabag and Killing Eve. She will bring her prowess to her role where she pretends to be scared of CGI snakes, put on a horrible American accent and try her best to make you think a relationship between her and Harrison with a 50 year age gap is perfectly not eww.

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jump wrote:

The new Indiana Jones should be amazing, they have cast Phoebe Waller Bridge who is one of the most audacious and inventive actor/writers of the last few years with her work on Fleabag and Killing Eve. She will bring her prowess to her role where she pretends to be scared of CGI snakes, put on a horrible American accent and try her best to make you think a relationship between her and Harrison with a 50 year age gap is perfectly not eww.

Bit like the first one then???

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@Rambler At least Phoebe is in her 30s unlike the first film where it turns out Indy has been taking 15 year old girls from their Dads for ahem reasons....

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jump wrote:

@Rambler At least Phoebe is in her 30s unlike the first film where it turns out Indy has been taking 15 year old girls from their Dads for ahem reasons....

Exactly! WTF were they thinking? Listening to too much Led Zepplin and Aerosmith?

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@Rambler It's just art mirroring life! Untitled

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@TheJGG Oh, so it's not just me who was underwhelmed by Howl's Moving Castle! I agree about the pacing, and after a while I just couldn't follow the plot at all. I do want to read the book it's based on though, I think it's quite different to the film but hopefully it would give me a better grasp of the overall story, and then maybe I'd enjoy the film more if I rewatched it afterwards.

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@TheJGG @Dogorilla I'm also not the biggest fan of Howl's Moving Castle for similar reasons. Out of all of Studio Ghibli's movies, it's on the lower end of my list, and I've seen almost every one of their films. It has poor pacing, a confusing plot, a conflicting message, and a rushed ending where everything somehow gets resolved at breakneck speed. The continual shoehorned anti-war theme throughout the movie is my biggest gripe, and what I've learned about it outside of the film made me dislike it more.

For anyone in the unknown, the movie originally wasn't going to have anything war-related but was altered for a specific reason. Back in 2003, Miyazaki got very upset about United States' invasion of Iraq. So much so that he changed the second half of the movie in the middle of production to add an anti-war message. The book does have a war in it, but barely gets cited since it isn't important to the story. So Miyazaki used the tiny bit of dialogue that mentions war and used it as an excuse to become a big focus of the film. This explains all the flick's pacing and writing issues.

Link-Hero in particular, you got it to a tee. It's really bizarre how the movie has this war going on the whole time yet it has nearly no impact on the story at all. Sure, Howl gets summoned under two aliases to fight for two different countries but I dunno. The "breakneck speed" is also spot on, and it kinda ruins the movie.

Miyazaki's own personal feelings ended up overriding and hurting the film, and I believe the anti-war message is more subtle and more beautiful in The Wind Rises. I think that's his third-best film behind Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. @Sunsy Kiki's Delivery Service is marvellous and made me laugh so much. Not even that hard! But it was incredibly easy to appreciate the messages of the film, independence prominently.

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Kermit1Pineapple

@jump cough it's quite the popular trend in hollywood cough

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@Kermit1 Nah, Hollywood isn't that special as there are dirty old men all over the world. Just look at this forum with alot of people into nosebleed underage schoolgirl anime which is completely normalized to them.

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The Wind Rises works better because it's based on actual people in a historical war, so the anti-war message fits more suitably to the story. No sane and sympathetic person wants a war to happen for any reason. The Wind Rises is not too high on my favorite Studio Ghibli list, but I can tell you it's well above Howl's Moving Castle.

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Since mostly everyone else here has set up a Letterboxd, I have as well.

Here's my review for Raw Deal, a Schwarzenegger movie I watched this afternoon:

https://letterboxd.com/rr529/film/raw-deal-1986/

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Practical effects should still be used and I feel like marvel has proven this point. Tho I’m not sure if that would fix there cgi problem.

Nintendo are like woman, You love them for whats on the inside, not the outside.

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Kermit1Pineapple

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Practical effects should still be used and I feel like marvel has proven this point. Tho I’m not sure if that would fix there cgi problem.

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@Kermit1 Wow that response was quick!

I really do think marvel is thinning themselves way to much, and For some reason so many scenes are cgi, not everything needs to be, and I loved it when marvel mixed the two, but now everything has to be cgi, and then they want to do a million different projects at the same time, so odd.

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So I saw Hellraiser (the old one, not the new remake) as I somehow missed it although I'm pretty sure I've watched one of the various sequels as a kid which left a meh impression as it was just silly torture porn but I found the first one to be fairly decent.

I'm not sure I'd call it dated as it seems like it had rough edges even back then. It's gone for more unsettling rather than scares and gore (although it does go in hard for gore when it does) however it just can't escape the rubbish wooden acting from being a cheap flick. I'm curious as the cinematography is flat a lot of the times but when the creepy stuff it does look a lot better so was that intentional? It has this odd feeling to it as it's clearly a British film by they have tried to make it ambiguous so it could pass as American but it just makes confusing and to be rejected by both countries rather then passable as either British or American.

Pinhead and the cenobites are awesome, just visually wow plus the details like the chatting teeth really make them. Their introduction where Pinhead talks about them being demons to some and angels to others made me want more of them as they used sparingly to keep them effective so I can see why there's tons and tons of sequels.

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