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  • Feb 26, 2017 04:53 PM
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    I mostly agree with you. I would say that the cultural impact on voting can be political. Such as a movie being voted through because of something going on in the world and not because it's good. I sometimes think they vote some movies through based on context.
  • Feb 04, 2018 04:02 PM
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    I'm thinking it probably really took off after Cindy Crawford's Pepsi commercial.
  • Oct 31, 2019 05:19 PM
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    You read that right. Game of Thrones will more than likely have a prequel. One has already been canned by HBO after filming a pilot episode, but House of The Dragon seems to be moving forward. It will be based off of George R.R. Martin's book Fire & Blood. Most GOT fans can probably figure out that the prequel will be set 300 years before the last series with House Targaryen getting the spotlight. Daenerys Targaryen’s greatest-grandfather-uncle Aegon will more than likely be the first character. The book spans over 150 years so the cast might have to be gigantic. There isn't a premiere date yet, but 10 episodes have been ordered by HBO. Sources say we can expect it to premiere sometime around 2021.

    I'm sort of leery of this one after watching the finale of Game of Thrones. I'm worried they'll mess this up while trying to redeem themselves from the weak finale of it's predecessor. Does anyone else agree?

  • Oct 03, 2019 07:36 PM
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    I'll start off by saying you have to be brave or foolish to take on the role of the Joker these days. I can't think of any other character in movie history that has been redefined more than the Joker. I was curious how each version stacks up in popularity. Here are the top 7 performances ranked from worst to best. Let's see if everyone agrees.

    7. Jared Leto (Suicide Squad)

    6. Cesar Romero (Batman: The Movie)

    5. Zach Galifianakis (The Lego Batman Movie)

    4. Jack Nicholson (Batman 1989)

    3. Mark Hamill (Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm & Batman: The Killing Joke)

    2. Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

    1. Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

    I think Jared Leto got the shaft with his version. I blame it totally on how Suicide Squad was edited. The characters were memorable, but the pacing, namely the sparse appearances of the Joker sucked the life out of the movie. There wasn't enough content to give Leto the thumbs up or down. What tid bits we were able to see were pretty good.

    Jack Nicholson deserves to be in the top three some how. I'm a Tim Burton Batman fan myself. Of course Heath Ledger's performance will never be topped. Like I said, the character can only be redefined.

    Putting Joaquin's performance at number two has me excited to see this rendition.

    Does anyone else agree with this list? What order would you put them in?

  • Aug 24, 2019 04:12 PM
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    I'd have to say the Kanye fiasco. Both times.
  • Aug 05, 2019 05:16 PM
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    Oh totally. You hit the nail on the head there. That would definitely be a strong move. TV shows have just as much potential as movies do. These days, I'd say even more in many cases.
  • Aug 05, 2019 05:16 PM
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    Just saw Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood last night. It was a bit different from his style, but was still absolutely soaked in the Tarantino-verse. I've seen every movie that he has directed, and like most have been a fanboy since the 90's. A conversation ensued after the movie, and that was if Quentin Tarantino was really calling it quits after this movie. He's been pretty adamant about being retiring from movies over the past couple of years - what an article said was "calcified into a resolute declaration."

    If and when he does leave the directors chair, it's not falling off of the face of the Earth. He plans on going back to writing plays and TV shows - what he described as being a "more modest life of a man of letters."

    I have a theory about all of this, and let's see if you agree. The man is a visionary. To put it simply. He's a fan of both movies and television. Now combine that with the growing popularity of envelope-pushing modern TV shows such as Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones. I can truly see him just switching his artistic media, and perhaps dazzling us on a weekly basis on HBO, Netflix etc.

    Will he really call it quits after this movie? And does anyone else agree with my theory?

  • Jul 20, 2019 06:32 PM
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    I totally agree with Barry. I'd say it's my number 1. Didn't think Hader could pull it off until I watched it. He's perfect. Ok so:

    #2: The Expanse

    #3 Big Mouth

    #4 Easy

    #5 Mindhunter

  • Jun 04, 2019 06:47 PM
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    Agreed. It was the speed at which they did everything. The archs could have been more believable if they had time or had taken the time to flesh them out. That's why I think the characters towards the end felt so out of place and off.
  • Jun 04, 2019 06:47 PM
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    I never saw this coming, also never thought I'd write a title like that. The show may be over, but the hale storm of criticism is still raging. One main reason was because it started off and continued strong, without any hiccups or boring seasons. Everyone seemed to put it up on a pedestal, a very much deserved pedestal though. It seemed untouchable. Great writers, and wonderful actors. Then it was like the producers stopped caring in 4 episodes, ending with what is arguably the biggest let-down in tv history. It's pretty close to when the TV show Dallas negated an entire season by making it all a dream in the end.

    So why was Game of Thrones' finale so bad?

    1. Pointless details and buildup

    The build up was great at first, many characters and details saw a lot of screen time only to fall into obscurity by the end. A dramatic principle called Chekhov's Gun states: "If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don't put it there." Jon Snow turning out to be a Targaryen pretty much went nowhere and he ended up at the wall where he started.

    2. Character arcs that went in reverse

    Think of it, Tyrion was the smartest one in the story, only to end up being the dumbest one in the end. The last two episodes had him walking around in a daze after making awful decisions that the Tyrion a season ago wouldn't have made. Jaime Lannister's arc was a mess as well.

    3. The final scene where choose Bran as king.

    So Tyrion is a prisoner, Grey worm demands his head, yet Tyrion chooses Bran as King and everyone follows. It was as if every character sitting there became NPCs, and lost their opinions and personality, only to make the person who did nothing but make people uncomfortable for the entire season king. It came out of nowhere.

    Does anyone else agree with me? Look at it this way, it's not like its just the GOT nerds complaining, it's pretty much everyone. You either thought it was ok, or didn't like it. If you agree with me, are there any other reasons? If you don't, would like to hear those too.