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by Sabin
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1957

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2019

Franz Ferdinand wrote In a world where a $118 million opening can be considered a disappointment, so it is with Toy Story 3, as the year of dismal box office rolls on and infects Disney/Pixar. Any movie with a "4" in its title can be considered overreach, and as surely as I will eventuall...
by Sabin
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1957

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2019

At the end of Toy Story 3, I thought that I had just seen a very well done goodbye to a franchise that I had already said goodbye to with Toy Story 2. Without giving too much away, only a fool would think they had seen the end of the franchise at the end of this movie. It's a soft reboot if there ev...
by Sabin
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1957

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2019

What a summer of flops this is turning into! One after another. Men in Black International, Dark Phoenix, Shaft, Pokemon Detective Pikachu. The Secret Life of Pets 2 and Godzilla King of Monsters will break even after international. And of course, Booksmart failed to replicate Superbad's success. We...
by Sabin
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 1481

Re: Campaign 2020

OscarGuy wrote Obama tried working with Republicans and look how that ended up. The time for working with a belligerent and petulant Republican party is at an end. Exactly. If they want to come back in twenty years with a political/ideologically consistent agenda, great! There are only two ideologi...
by Sabin
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 1481

Re: Campaign 2020

Big Magilla wrote I think the Democrats can and must win no matter who the nominee is, but I also want to see Trump and the two-faced Repubs lose in a landslide. With anyone but Biden, that might be difficult, but better in the long run if they can keep the House and take back the Senate and metaph...
by Sabin
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 1481

Re: Campaign 2020

Big Magilla wrote Warren has the plans, Harris the tenacity and Buttigieg the smarts but Biden, as of now, is the only one who is virtually certain to beat Trump in most states including Texas. Maybe that will change, but it will be an uphill battle. Joe Biden's greatest strength is his electabilit...
by Sabin
Mon May 27, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1957

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2019

Booksmart isn't going to be the Superbad hit everybody thought it would be and I certainly understand why. While Superbad plays by the audience-friendly Apatow handbook Booksmart RESISTS -- pun intended. Make no mistake. This is a straight (if not entirely straight) remake of Superbad, right down to...
by Sabin
Wed May 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: Cannes 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 985

Re: Cannes 2019

Mister Tee wrote So, for the Palme, I'd say Pain & Glory, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and Parasite are the most likely, pending how the jury feels about Tarantino winning a second time. I think the question is who does the jury think is more overdue to win the Palme? Pedro Almodovar or a woman?...
by Sabin
Mon May 20, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: Cannes 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 985

Re: Cannes 2019

Mister Tee wrote Opening film Rocketman has got, overall, better reviews than Bohemian Rhapsody did (not a high bar to cross), though you have to question whether it can have the same staggering box-office. But it might give Egerton a shot at a best actor nomination, given the AMPAS soft-touch for ...
by Sabin
Mon May 20, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: Cannes 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 985

Re: Cannes 2019

Pedro Almodovar has just been declared two things: "the front-runner for the Palme" and "the front-runner for the Palme again."
by Sabin
Fri May 17, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Birch Bayh
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: R.I.P. Birch Bayh

Starting to realize why this guy never got anywhere in presidential politics...
by Sabin
Mon May 13, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The People
Topic: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?
Replies: 20
Views: 354

Re: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?

Big Magilla wrote Roger Ebert in his 2003 four-star review of the film had this to say in conclusion: "As slavery is the great sin of America, so "The Birth of a Nation" is Griffith's sin, for which he tried to atone all the rest of his life. So instinctive were the prejudices he was...
by Sabin
Sun May 12, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?
Replies: 20
Views: 354

Re: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?

OscarGuy wrote Griffith was a great figure in cinema history. Intolerance was his apology for Birth of a Nation. While perhaps naming things after him isn't the best option, he shouldn't be forbidden from being seen or discussed. Yes, this is literally my point. I'm not talking about erasing him. I...
by Sabin
Sun May 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?
Replies: 20
Views: 354

Re: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?

Big Magilla wrote The film needs to be taken in context. When it was made, the KKK was a thing of the past. It flourished in the 1860s, was extinguished in 1871. Putting it in the film was controversial but considered at the time it was made no more threatening than depictions of Nazis in films aft...
by Sabin
Sun May 12, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: The People
Topic: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?
Replies: 20
Views: 354

Re: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?

Big Magilla wrote
Sabin - If you don't have access or time to watch the movie at least read the excellent Wikipedia synopsis of the film and its historical context before jumping to conclusions.

I’ve seen the film. What conclusions am i jumping to?

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