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  • Dec 11, 2019 06:43 PM
    Last: 19d

    Best director is one of the more interesting categories for me this year -

    Best Director - Motion Picture:

    Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
    Sam Mendes, 1917
    Todd Phillips, Joker
    Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
    Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Surprised Parasite didn't make the best films list from all the hype I have heard about it. But clearly it's a strong film as it got director and screenplay nodes. And then they snuck it in in the best foreign film category, which I always find a little disrespectful. If a 'foreign' film is good enough, how about nominate it for both the foreign AND the main best picture categories?

    That said, I think this is one of the harder ones to pick and I could see the Oscars looking very close to this list. I would currently give it to Tarantino. But from the looks of 1917 and Parasite, which I have yet to see, maybe the argument can be made for any 5 of these films. Joker was well directed and Scorsese made a 3.5 hour film not feel like marathon watching.

  • Aug 05, 2019 05:16 PM
    Last: 3mo

    He seems set on just one more movie. There are talks to what it could be, three contenders so far:

    Kill Bill 3
    An R rated Star Trek film
    A horror movie

    Quentin Tarantino Says His Last Film Will Be Horror If He ‘Comes Up With Terrific Story’. So if there's a good enough story out there for him, a horror flick would a good choice for him to end things. He hasn't done one before, but it's certainly in his wheelhouse I would say. He certainly knows over the top violence and gore, so that would be worthwhile.

    Kill Bill 3 would be fitting, but I would be less excited about it. Then the R rated Star Trek film, that would be something. Another genre new to him but at the same time not. Star Trek is certainly known for space action sequences but really its known as being very intelligently written, notably with lots of good dialogue. At least if you think back to the TV series.

    That could be a really cool way to cap his directorial career, with a clever, dialogue-heavy space flick. Could be everything in one he is known for - dialogue, a memorable story probably told non-linear, distinct characters, good name actors reinventing themselves, over the top violence, epic cinematic style (plenty of backdrops with space and planets to make it his own), martial arts fighting even maybe, could even throw in some spaghetti western imagery and score. .. I'm talking myself into now, yeah, do that Tarantino.

  • Nov 06, 2019 12:51 PM
    Last: 3mo
    NeoLogic Wrote:

    Gramatik - Epigram
    ​The Avener - The Wanderings of The Avener
    RJD2 - Dame Fortune

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  • Nov 06, 2019 12:51 PM
    Last: 3mo

    With the close of 2019, tons of sites are putting out there top music albums of the decade being from 2010 - 2019. Here's just a few lists:

    The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
    Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
    The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

    There is a lot of variety depending on the site you visit, but a handful of albums show up fairly universally:

    Beyonce - Lemonade
    Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
    Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy / Yeezus
    Frank Ocean - Blonde / Channel Orange
    LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
    Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires in the City
    Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
    Tame Impala - Currents / Lonerism
    Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
    Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
    Adele - 21

    Of course universal appeal, top 40 sound will always dominant the charts at the end of the day. Mass appeal. Doesn't mean it's the best. Just means its the most palatable to the largest audience. Looking at top indie charts, or top country charts, top alt rock or top prog rock lists for the decade surfaces so many more albums that arguably hit a target audience far better.

    What are your top albums of the decade? Have a top 3, top 5, top 10? Post here. Always interesting to me.

    The only album from the ones I posted that I for sure think deserves universal praise is Daft Punk's Random Access Memories. I also enjoyed Musgraves, Tame Impala and some of Arcade Fire's (but I think that's one of their weaker albums). I have yet to get to LCD Soundsystem's but suspect that one is worthy of the praise.

    I'll offer up these 5 albums you should check out if you haven't:

    Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
    Beck - Morning Phase
    Bon Iver - 22, A Million
    M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
    Tool - Fear Inoculum

  • Oct 31, 2019 05:19 PM
    Last: 3mo
    That other prequel that just got cancelled must have been a disaster of a pilot. Would have to be pretty bad for HBO to can such a ratings draw, money maker. But you're right, maybe they are leery of pissing off GOT fans as most still have a bad taste in their mouth after the finale season.
  • Oct 18, 2019 04:36 PM
    Last: 3mo

    Pretty rich category of films to draw from - curious your favorite sci fi films of all time. These can be movies about space, but doesn't have to be. Really any movie that deals with science fiction of any kind qualifies. Welcome to list the obvious classics and throw in some little known ones that you think deserve more attention. Whatever you like.

    Here are 15 of my favorites. Definitely not the full list and not necessarily in ranked order, but these are ones that immediately come to mind:

    2001: A Space Odyssey
    The Matrix (only the original)
    Ex Machina
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Wall E
    Jurassic Park
    The Abyss
    The Sphere
    Spirited Away

    If you are looking for some help or a good memory jogger, RottenTomatoes has their 110 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time list.

  • Jul 20, 2019 06:32 PM
    Last: 3mo

    Went on an Amazon Prime binge and feel I need to add some from them as they are doing a really good job now. Almost should make a list for every streaming site going. Here's the ones I really like that should be somewhere on the list:

    The Boys
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Sneaky Pete

  • Aug 24, 2019 04:12 PM
    Last: 3mo
    Kanye interruption for sure. And then Madonna and Spears making out. Those are the two I hear about the most.
  • Oct 03, 2019 07:36 PM
    Last: 4mo

    I think its really interesting just how polarizing this new Joker movie is. I walked out of the theater quite impressed, thinking it was actually a great movie. Though I understand all the criticism, I just don't personally agree with most any of it. I feel like most people that are against this movie were against it going into it, most saying it should never have been made in the first place.

    Lots of people criticizing its 'social commentary' and lack of story.. most are stating their opinions like its fact. But I think its all in your own reading of the movie. I didn't feel like it was a dangerous movie to release, in this or any social climate. And I thought if you are going to do a Joker origin story and your own take on it, you are then allowed to play with the story to fit your storytelling, which is what I think Todd Phillips did.

    All that said, even the critics of the film, and there are surprisingly TONS, almost no one is saying anything bad about Joaquin's performance. Most everyone universally agrees he was great. Just a debate on how great. I don't think anyone can possibly top Ledger. But Phoenix got close; he is #2 for me.

  • Sep 19, 2019 11:41 AM
    Last: 4mo
    NeoLogic Wrote:

    Anyone watch Fleabag yet? Is it good?

    Yeah it's good. Just as good as Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, comparing just their 2nd seasons. Better than Veep.