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Sir Roger Moore Passes Away

Sir Roger Moore Passes Away

Goodbye, Mr Bond.

My favourite quote of his:

"Solitaire: [Kananga has just died from the gas pellet shoved in his mouth] Where's Kananga? James Bond: He always did have an inflated opinion of himself."

You called?

what a fucking depressing day

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - New Cast Photos

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - New Cast Photos
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - New Cast Photos

Spoilers: Brienne of Tarth survives the trash compactor and loses her helmet.

Two things

That picture of Leia is befittingly regal.

Poe is such an excellent spiritual successor to the Han Solo "smuggler/badass" character.

My biggest problem with this is that she's directly responsible for the First Order losing the Starkiller Base. Not only did one of HER troopers go Rogue and help the Resistance, she straight up handed them the codes to put down the defensive shields. Vader killed commanding officers for smaller offenses - it's highly unbelievable that she would be given a pass: if anything, she would be made an example of and executed.

I was really surprised that for a character that was hyped up as such a supposed badass, she gave up the codes so easily. There was literally no resistance from her. She basically went "yea sure, whatever u ask".

I get that it's a Disney film and they're obviously not gonna show any torture scenes or anything close to that but maaaaan, if it's that easy to get what you want out of a high-ranking officer in The First Order...and that was a planet-sized prized weapon she gave up, lmao..that they probably spent several years exhausting resources into

Lisa Spoonauer, Caitlin from Clerks, has died.

Lisa Spoonauer, Caitlin from Clerks, has died.

Shit. That sucks. What was she, like 40 something years old?

Gone too soon.

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Dante Hicks: It wasn't me.

Caitlin Bree: [scoffs] Yeah, right. What was it, then? Randal?

Dante Hicks: [to Randal] Was it you?

Randal Graves: I was up here the whole time.

Caitlin Bree: You two better quit it.

Dante Hicks: I'm serious.

Caitlin Bree: Oh, so, we didn't just have sex in the bathroom?

Dante Hicks: No.

Caitlin Bree: Stop it. This isn't funny.

Dante Hicks: I'm not fooling around. I just came in from outside.

Caitlin Bree: This isn't fucking funny, Dante!

Dante Hicks: I'm not kidding!

[to Randal] Dante Hicks: Who went back there?

Randal Graves: Nobody, I swear!

Caitlin Bree: I feel nauseous.

Dante Hicks: Are you sure there was someone back there?

Caitlin Bree: Well, I didn't just fuck myself! Jesus Christ! God, I'm gonna be sick!

Randal Graves: You just fucked a total stranger?

Dante Hicks: Shut the fuck up!

Caitlin Bree: I can't believe this.

Dante Hicks: Call the police!

Caitlin Bree: No, don't!

Randal Graves: Why?

Dante Hicks: Because there's a stranger in our bathroom and he just raped Caitlin!

Randal Graves: She said she did all the work.

Dante Hicks: Will you shut the fuck up! Who the fuck's in our bathroom?

37?

In a row?

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This deleted scene from Pirates the Caribbean way more interesting. Jack, working for the east india trading company, was branded a Pirate after setting a slave ship free. His boss burned his ship, which Jack bargained with Davey Jones to rise the ship. The charred remains became the Black Pearl.

This deleted scene from Pirates the Caribbean way more interesting. Jack, working for the east india trading company, was branded a Pirate after setting a slave ship free. His boss burned his ship, which Jack bargained with Davey Jones to rise the ship. The charred remains became the Black Pearl.
This deleted scene from Pirates the Caribbean way more interesting. Jack, working for the east india trading company, was branded a Pirate after setting a slave ship free. His boss burned his ship, which Jack bargained with Davey Jones to rise the ship. The charred remains became the Black Pearl.

From the wiki

Jack Sparrow captained the Wicked Wench for Cutler Beckett for about a year, hauling various cargoes, but he refused to haul slaves. Hoping to recruit Sparrow as one of his many "operatives", Beckett indulged what he regarded as an odd peccadillo of Sparrow's until he and the captain came to a parting of the ways. Beckett had dispatched Sparrow on a mission to find the lost island of Kerma, and the treasure at the heart of its underground labyrinth, but Sparrow double-crossed the EITC official and claimed he couldn't locate the island. Suspicious that Sparrow had indeed found the island, and probably the treasure, but had not given him its accurate location, Beckett, determined to browbeat the captain into obedience, demanded that the young captain transport a cargo of slaves to the New World. Initially Sparrow agreed, but when he realized that he was betraying the Wicked Wench, as well as himself, he rebelled and freed the slaves by taking them to Kerma for safe asylum. Furious that Sparrow had flouted his orders and stolen the "cargo" of "black gold", Cutler Beckett had Sparrow thrown into jail. After allowing him to languish for a couple of months, he had him transported to the Wicked Wench's anchorage, about a mile from the coast of West Africa, near Calabar on the Bight of Benin. After personally branding Sparrow with the "P" brand (so he'd be forever branded a pirate) Cutler Beckett gave the order to loose carcass charges at his own ship, the Wicked Wench, in order to totally demoralize his prisoner. Sparrow fought his way free from his guards, dove overboard and attempted to rescue his burning, foundering ship, but he was too late. The Wicked Wench turned into an inferno, then sank, taking Jack with her. But, while dying, the resourceful Sparrow called upon Davy Jones, and struck a bargain with him...his soul and one hundred years serving aboard the Flying Dutchman in return for a continued human existence of thirteen years as captain, plus saving the Wicked Wench and transforming her into the fastest, most dangerous pirate ship sailing the seven seas. Jack christened his resurrected Wench, now a black vessel with an angel figurehead, The Black Pearl.

I actually like how it's presented in the movies. In 2 Davey Jones gives us just enough information to know that the Pearl was sunk at one point, that Jack made a deal with him to raise it, and that the devil's come for his due.

In 2 and 3 Beckett gives us just enough information to infer that he and Jack have a history that wasn't always adversarial, without forcing Jack into a too-heroic mold.

IMHO it actually lessens the impact of both storylines by forcing them together into one (which At World's End already does anyway). Jack's a richer character when we can imagine an infinite number of unrelated adventures and encounters in his past, without his life having a consistent narrative throughline.

EDIT: Also, and maybe this is just me, but isn't it at least a little implied that Jack made Beckett into a eunuch? Maybe unrelated but where else am I gonna get to talk about this. Consider:

Jack has an obvious semi-obsession with eunuchs. Early in 2 Will asks Beckett what mark Jack left on him, and Beckett just gives a rueful smirk and humphs. Beckett has rather effete and over-compensatory tastes and tendencies. In 3 Beckett confirms that the thing he wants most in the world (more even than the location of the pirates' secret fortress!) is Jack dead. At another point in 3 (or maybe the same point?), Jack and Beckett are negotiating and Beckett demands Elizabeth as part of the deal. Jack looks sly and asks, "What interest is she to you?" Beckett responds with the same rueful smirk as before.

Maybe there was more information in the script that they deleted or didn't film, and obviously Disney doesn't want to say one of their most famous characters castrated a dude, but the way it's left really seems to hint that that's the case.

Jack's a richer character when we can imagine an infinite number of unrelated adventures and encounters in his past, without his life having a consistent narrative throughline.

My favourite part of the first film is when, before Jack is to be hanged, a list of his crimes are read out, leading to a footnote list of awesome stories we never got to see. I think there's a part where he is accused of impersonating a bishop or something, and Jack laughs and says "oh yeah!" wistfully. I love that he's written as this insane character who we meet in media res, much like Han Solo, and you just know he has ten films worth of backstory that would be awesome.

I never, ever want to see all those films, though. I want to imagine them.

I know this looks like Shilling from Disney, but I am actually in trouble with them. I made a video on a scene from the first movie, and the copyright whores that they are, they flagged and tried to block it worldwide. So I have at best a week before the appeal gets denied by them and all that work goes for nothing. So I am kind of playing the game here.

Thankfully when Johnny Depp gets too old they'll stop making Pirates movies. I don't see them ever recasting Captain Jack. That would be like Disney trying to recast Han Solo. Just isn't possible.

/s

Zack Snyder Steps Down From 'Justice League' to Deal with Family Tragedy

Zack Snyder Steps Down From 'Justice League' to Deal with Family Tragedy
Zack Snyder Steps Down From 'Justice League' to Deal with Family Tragedy

Would never wish that upon someone, good of him to take the time of and spend it with his family, justice league isnt as important as his family.

What's sad is this quote:

“Here’s the thing, I never planned to make this public,” he says. “I thought it would just be in the family, a private matter, our private sorrow that we would deal with. When it became obvious that I need to take break, I knew there would be narratives created on the internet. They’ll do what they do. The truth it…I’m past caring about that kind of thing now.”

i.e. He knew if WB just announced "Zack needs a break, he's stepping down" all the blogs would've run with "JUSTICE LEAGUE IS A MESS!! WB FINALLY FIRES SNYDER!!!!!" So he felt the need to have to tell the world his daughter killed herself and he wasn't recovering from it like he thought he would. Hopefully this and his break kills the hard-on the internet has for hating him.

Holy shit. I feel really bad for their whole family.

Zack is right, at the end of the day, it's just a movie.

Hope he can overcome this.

This is fucking awful. I totally understand why he thought burying himself in his work might offer some kind of escape, but it's good that he's realised that it's not going to work out for him and that he needs a break. People say a lot of shit about him but he definitely seems committed to his job and to these movies. It's a shame he won't get to finish it himself, but at least he has someone competent in his place. Wishing him, Deborah and the rest of their family well.

Spider-Man Homecoming’s Tom Holland is Nathan Drake in Uncharted movie

Spider-Man Homecoming’s Tom Holland is Nathan Drake in Uncharted movie
Spider-Man Homecoming’s Tom Holland is Nathan Drake in Uncharted movie

Tom Holland is playing Young Nathan Drake

focused on the young thief Drake, and his first encounter with the professional rogue, Sullivan

If you are gonna make an Uncharted movie, that's an awesome place to start. Super interested to see who they cast as Sully.

"in what will be redrafted as a prequel to the treasure hunting action story line in the Naughty Dog video game for PlayStation. Shawn Levy is directing a film that will take its inspiration from a sequence in the third iteration of the video game that focused on the young thief Drake, and his first encounter with the professional rogue, Sullivan."

If Tom Hanks ends up playing a moustached character called Sully twice , I'll be amazed.

If ends up playing a moustached character called Sully twice , I'll be amazed.

Netflix got booed at Cannes, but it's not responsible for killing movies; at least it finances auteurs. A lot of blame should go to the major studios, which have become sequel and franchise-obsessed

Netflix got booed at Cannes, but it's not responsible for killing movies; at least it finances au...

Man that Cannes director sounds incredibly stubborn. Not good for the long term. I get no one likes change, but this is an unstoppable force that they should make peace with now

The last people who refused to accept Netflix changing the way the world does things, and refused to pivot with it?   

Blockbuster Video.

Edit:  Well, this blew up.  I didn't think the new reigning champion for my top comment would not be about masturbation.  But, well, there it is.

The last people who refused to accept Netflix changing the way the world does things, and refused to pivot with it?

Blockbuster Video.

Edit: Well, this blew up. I didn't think the new reigning champion for my top comment would not be about masturbation. But, .

Not to mention: The movie-going audiences don't owe the movie industry a god damn thing. After so many shit movies made from cost projection spreadsheets instead of artistic inspiration, and then overcharging the shit out of audiences and theatres for the privilege... anyone who improves the landscape is a hero in my book.

Booing is like a sport at Cannes. The list of stuff that gets standing ovations or boos and walkouts is as strange as the Cannes Film Festival itself. I wouldn't take it too seriously.

If I did take it too seriously, I'd say that the audiences at Cannes see themselves as cinema purists and would say that the only way to see movies is on the big screen, which isn't Netflix's primary platform. Netflix's movie production has also been lackluster compared to their work in episodic TV (so far.) The trailer to Okja, the film that was stopped partially due to non-stop booing, also looks like it could be a total mess (but man, oh man, do I want to see it.)

The average color of every frame of a given movie, compressed into a single picture.

The average color of every frame of a given movie, compressed into a single picture.
The average color of every frame of a given movie, compressed into a single picture.

That pink splotch in Finding Nemo has to be the jellyfish scene. That color is too distinctive to be anything else.

I forgot the ending scene of Finding Nemo where the nightmare missingno glitch face escaped the frames and took me away.

Also the angler fish scene is probably one of the dark spots.

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Half in the Bag: Alien Covenant

Half in the Bag: Alien Covenant

I've hardly ever seen them be so indifferent about a movie.

I seem to be one of the few who absolutely hated this movie but I'm glad they brought up a lot of my issues. I just hate how clearly it's sanding down anything interesting in favor of boring gore and violence. I agree the David/Walter scenes were the only highlight but even that ended in a goddamn Kung Fu fight complete with cheesy one liners.

Mike really sums up my reaction to the movie, there are ideas here that can work, there are a couple of stand out sequences, but it comes out very meh.

And as Jay points out, Ridley Scott really seems to have a lot of resentment toward 'Aliens' and seems content to ignore everything it contributed to the Xenomorph mythos (seriously, where does the Queen fit into all of this??).

Scott made a brilliant, simple horror movie back in the 70s, then he tried to turn that into a profound meditation on human existence, but that didn't really work, so he's steering back into horror movie territory.

Poster for the official Indian remake of Rambo

Poster for the official Indian remake of Rambo

I think the mini-gun suggests that this is going to be nothing like the first movie.

Will this just be an action movie with the character of Rambo, or is it an actual retelling of 'First Blood'?

Tiger Shroff is a badass name

I went on a manhunt once. I just got back from Nam. I was hitchhiking through Oregon. Next thing I know there's a bunch of cops chasing after me through the woods! I had to take them all out, it was a bloodbath!!

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