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Forum: Amusement Bark 17 February 2019, 10:11 PM
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Planet of the Apes (1968). Just re-watched it for...

Planet of the Apes (1968). Just re-watched it for the first time in a while. In the middle of the third act, they mentioned the shore along a river being impassable at high tide. That got me...
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 February 2019, 11:51 AM
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Well, she claimed to have paid that money to her...

Well, she claimed to have paid that money to her workers. I’m happy to believe she did, but not enough to donate or encourage others to donate money over it. I’m jaded like that.
Forum: Amusement Bark 04 February 2019, 03:55 AM
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Chef I saw both. There is a fair amount of overlap in...

I saw both. There is a fair amount of overlap in material/interview subjects, but there’s enough independent material between the two that they’re both watchable without spoiling each other. I would...
Forum: Amusement Bark 28 January 2019, 07:47 PM
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Posted By ASL
I got mindless humor from the trailer(s) I saw,...

I got mindless humor from the trailer(s) I saw, but it was more like the second thing you describe--the power struggles over social position (with some venomous wordplay) that have a sort of humor to...
Forum: Amusement Bark 28 January 2019, 02:53 AM
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Posted By ASL
China The Favourite. Solid film, much enjoyed. Nothing...

The Favourite. Solid film, much enjoyed. Nothing like the mindless slapstick the trailers suggested it would be.

Crazy Rich Asians. I cut it off at the thirty minute mark. I hadn’t laughed once by...
Forum: Amusement Bark 02 January 2019, 03:05 PM
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Views: 43,829
Posted By ASL
Well in that case, your review has me......

Well in that case, your review has me... intrigued. I really was going to sit it out (or rather not sit through it) because I’m not interested in a slapstick buddy comedy set 300 years ago, which, as...
Forum: Amusement Bark 02 January 2019, 05:09 AM
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Posted By ASL
Bang Head 17th century? Schucks, Iím more of an 18th...

17th century? Schucks, Iím more of an 18th century intrigue enthusiast myself. I guess Iíll have to sit this one out.
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 December 2018, 10:49 PM
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Posted By ASL
That’s how it begins. Some big-name movie...

That’s how it begins. Some big-name movie producer befriends an English Lit professor. They go out for drinks, the prof has one too many, and he next thing you know they’re rambling on about how...
Forum: Amusement Bark 03 December 2018, 04:07 PM
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Icon106 Bohemian Rhapsody. I thought the script was...

Bohemian Rhapsody.

I thought the script was fine, but I didn't care for the parts about his sort of kind of "wife" (I'm sure she was a big part of his life, I'm just not sure what she adds to the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 November 2018, 10:48 PM
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Posted By ASL
Double post, but fully OT. Just saw The...

Double post, but fully OT.

Just saw The Green Book. It hit all the right notes, but lacked intensity. I could see it getting an Oscar nod or two, but I’d be surprised (though not shocked) if it...
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 November 2018, 06:32 PM
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Borg In light of this understanding, and slightly more...

In light of this understanding, and slightly more OT, Iíll confess that I finally saw Solo. It wasnít as bad as TLJ, but it would have been better if it had just been about ďsome guyĒ not THE Han...
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 November 2018, 04:04 AM
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Posted By ASL
Soapbox Sure, but some art manages to integrate its...

Sure, but some art manages to integrate its politics and social issues into the subject matter better than others. La guernica wouldn’t be the same if it had been a photograph of some ruins with a...
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 November 2018, 03:14 AM
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It used nazi imagery, yes, but did the Empire...

It used nazi imagery, yes, but did the Empire have any discernible political ideology, much less nazism? Did the rebellion, for that matter? Did the struggle between the Empire and the Rebels in any...
Forum: Amusement Bark 30 October 2018, 02:52 AM
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Posted By ASL
Ponder I’ve been contemplating seeing the new one, but...

I’ve been contemplating seeing the new one, but I’m having a hard time convincing myself to saddle up for another self-serving "hooray for the entertainment industry" drama. I personally prefer the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 October 2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 361
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Posted By ASL
No I’m sorry to hear that. I’d ask which version,...

I’m sorry to hear that. I’d ask which version, but I doubt it’d matter.

Anyways, I had a similar experience with La La Land. Yawn.

ETA: I’ll take this opportunity to add, as an aside, that I...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 October 2018, 11:19 PM
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Posted By ASL
Not to spoil it for you, but: 1) It really...

Not to spoil it for you, but:

1) It really is a moon.
2) They make it onto the surface and off again.

Overall, I liked it.
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 October 2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 361
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Posted By ASL
Tarkin was himself a bit too petulant. Him taking...

Tarkin was himself a bit too petulant. Him taking credit for the Death Star was fine, but I really felt like he put too much effort and emotion into showing up Krennic when just a quick brush off...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 October 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 361
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Posted By ASL
Jolly Roger I didn’t expect him to be a super villain, I...

I didn’t expect him to be a super villain, I merely expected him to be good at being bad and, yes, probably not be available to appear in A New Hope. I was also disappointed by Tarkin's depiction (it...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 October 2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 361
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Posted By ASL
United States Eh, I disagree. Here’s some words. The source is...

Eh, I disagree. Here’s some words. The source is a WaPo Op-Ed I happen to agree with.

We didn’t need Russians to convince us that ‘The Last Jedi’ was bad...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 October 2018, 11:01 PM
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Views: 43,829
Posted By ASL
In what sense? You donít think he was an...

In what sense? You donít think he was an incompetent boob, or you think his depiction as an incompetent boob made him a better (developed) character?
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 October 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 361
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Posted By ASL
Jolly Roger Mere competence does not make one a cookie-cutter...

Mere competence does not make one a cookie-cutter villain, it’s (or should be) a baseline from which to develop the villain, particularly when they are placed in a position of power among villains...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 October 2018, 03:48 AM
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Posted By ASL
Devil I guess I appreciate nuance in film. I’m not even...

I guess I appreciate nuance in film. I’m not even asking for shades of gray, just a clear awareness on the part of character of how to draw out an evil scheme and see it through until the good guys...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 October 2018, 02:32 AM
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Posted By ASL
Jolly Roger Backbiters and opportunists? Yes. Incompetent?...

Backbiters and opportunists? Yes. Incompetent? Not nearly as much as they and the FO have been made out to be lately. And even if I were to grant, for the sake of argument, that they have been, it...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 October 2018, 01:17 AM
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Posted By ASL
It means their characterizations are downright...

It means their characterizations are downright juvenile.
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 October 2018, 11:09 PM
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Posted By ASL
I guess he works as a character if you have no...

I guess he works as a character if you have no expectation that the Imperial armed forces should behave like anything more than a kids' soccer team. And a bad one at that. I mean, I played soccer in...
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