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  2. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Beauty and the Beast (2017): It's alright. It doesn't bring a whole lot that the original didn't already but it's still a fun enough film. No one is a great singer but ehh, whatever. The First Wives Club: A little formulaic but a good showcase for it's three leads. I love this movie more than I necessarily should. Films: 107 Made-For-TV Movie: 2 MST3K/Rifftrax: 16 Repeats: 5Best Film So Far: All About Eve Best Film So Far that isn't one of Will's five favorite of all time: Duck SoupWorst Film So Far That Isn't Showgirls: Cruel Intentions 2
  3. Suggest future actors for the HAA! spotlight

    There's a line at the beginning of The First Wives Club, "There are only three ages for women in Hollywood - Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy." It's a sad truth and the three female leads of the film have been working for years Bette Midler - The woman just needs an Oscar and she'll EGOT. She nearly won an Oscar for her first role, The Rose, where she played a thinly veiled version of Janis Joplin. During the 80s, she became known for doing comedies, at one point playing one of two sets of twins in Big Business. Then there's that role she'll be known for for the rest of her life: Winnifred Sanderson in Hocus Pocus. Goldie Hawn - Originally known for her role on Laugh-In, she rose to prominence for playing that sexy girl, winning an Oscar for Cactus Flower. She went onto play against type by starring in Private Benjamin which went onto be one of the biggest box office hits of it's year. While she did some great movies in the following years, the acclaim and the Box Office draw slowly fell away, though her last major role for years would be a bang, The Banger Sisters to be exact. Diane Keaton - Look, if you're doing Diane Keaton, you have to do Annie Hall. Okay, now that that's out of the way, Diane Keaton is one of the greatest treasures of our time. She can do comedy (Baby Boom), she can do Drama (Reds), she can upstage MERYL!!! (Marvin's Room). She's still getting work (usually as The Mother) but one her most notable works in the last few years has been as a writer who has a bit of a sexual awakening with Jack Nicholson. (Something's Gotta Give)
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  5. The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

  6. The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Spinal Tap, but barely.
  7. The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    The Silence of the Lambs vs This is Spinal Tap
  8. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Sadako vs Kayako: As someone who isn't as well versed in Japanese horror films as I would like to be, I went into this with an open mind. That said, this movie was underwhelming, really. I do know that both of the big bad villains have reputations that proceed them, and the last fight was not up to the par of their reputations. The rest of the film was way too heavy on Sadako, and barely even featured Kayako, really. I'm not mad at it, I'm just really disappointed. Films Watched: 93
  9. Suggest future actors for the HAA! spotlight

    Pandy & I can have the Guttenberg conversation when we record this weekend, but I guarantee that it will devolve into us singing the Stonecutters song.
  10. The Defenders

    Fatigue has to be setting in. By the time 2017 is over, we'll have had GOTG 2, Spider-Man, and Thor in theaters, SHIELD and Inhumans on TV, and Iron Fist, Defenders, and Punisher on Netflix. That's not even taking into account Legion, Runaways, and whatever the hell else is also out there with Marvel's name slapped on it. It's too much.
  11. The Defenders

    The Marvel Netflix hype does definitely seemed to have cooled since the first season of Daredevil. While I maintain that DD, JJ and LC have all been really great, I think Iron Fist was so bad that it impacted the development of Defenders. It seemingly impacted interest for people going in. The MCU films have a really solid entry every so often while staying relatively good from movie to movie. If the Netflix shows wake up from complacency, we wouldn't have to talk about bad ratings I figure.
  12. The Defenders

    Viewing figures do not appear to have been great.
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  14. Every comic you've read in 2017

    Captain America Sam Wilson #23: a little sloppy but mostly pretty good. Dark Days The Forge #1: pretty interesting. Looking to see where this leads. Defenders #1: ok, I'll give it one more. Detective Comics #958: pretty good. Hulk #7: not the best issue, but it's been an incredible series thus far. Legion of Superheroes/Bugs Bunny #1: good, but the backup that retells the story we just read is totally useless. Would have rather seen a lower tier character get a spin like in other specials like this. Martian manhunter/Marvin the Martian #1: terrible. The absolute fucking worst. Secret Empire United #1: pretty decent. Street Fighter vs Darkstalkers #2: not as good as the first. Still intriguing. Weapon X #4: this was really solid. X-Men Blue #5: this was excellent. Accell #1: nope. dumb. Betty & Veronica #3: art was good, but the story farts out like nobody's business. What a waste. Generation X #3: literally forgettable. Green Valley #9: from beginning to end, this miniseries was fucking delightful. Jimmy's Bastards #1: Garth Ennis is undoubtedly the most overrated comics writer of all time. One of the most one-note too. The most tone deaf satire of "SJW's" that could possibly exist. I expect him to give an interview saying he isn't racist but talks about southern pride and culture in relation to the Confederate flag any day now. Kill the Minotaur #1: pretty interesting so far. Kingpin #5: sad this had to end in such a crammed fashion. It was really good. As a result, the end was rushed and lost the oomph it should have had. Old Man Logan #25: fucking fantastic. Planet of the Apes/Green lantern #5: sigh...I'm only going to read the next issue because I've read everything else, but man this is going fucking nowhere. Rai The History of the Valiant Universe #1: on its own a great recap of the new Valiant U. As a comic it doesn't really work. Comics: 958 Trades: 28 Graphic Novels: 24 Omnibuses: 13
  15. Watchmen *SPOILERS*

    It's official, a pilot's been ordered.
  16. Suggest future actors for the HAA! spotlight

    There's an alternate reality where Steve Guttenberg starred in Big and wound up with Tom Hanks' career. For me, Guttenberg's appeal depends on how much you can stand his constant smirking. It's okay in small doses, but once you notice it, it gets tired.
  17. Every comic you've read in 2017

    Venom: Deathtrap-THE VAULT: Old School 90s One-shot by Danny Fingeroth and Ron Lim. Venom and a shit-ton of C and D-List Supervillains attempt to escape the Vault, and the Avengers and Freedom Force try to stop them. I get my kicks out of lame-o 90s comics because that was my childhood, but Fingeroth misses the mark on writing Venom. He's characterized in this as a petty, one-note bad guy moreso than an insane man who genuinely thinks he's doing the wrong thing for the right reasons. There's none of the style or panache with Venom like David Micheline defined. So this could've been an amusing, average read but it was brought down by making Eddie Brock so bleh. Totally Awesome HULK #23: Interesting start to a story. Good issue. Superman #31 (2016): Solid story with solid characterization of Deathstroke. Deathstroke #23 (2016): I like the scenes with Jericho and Adeline.
  18. What You've Read 2017

    Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, Valeria Luiselli: A short (100 pages without sources/references) but brutal read about how the US treats undocumented children immigrants, primarily focusing on immigration courts in NYC, the authors experience as an immigrant, and as a translator for children caught in these courts. Read this. You'll be done with it in an afternoon, but it'll stick with you. Books read: 72
  19. Live Action Remake of Akira?

    Akira has a love action movie is unfilmable. Its impact is measured chiefly in terms of anime and animation. The story is sci-fi cool, but just imagine all that creativity and kinetic energy from both the movie and the manga being washed out by a Big-Named actor and the merchandise for said property replacing the merchandise for the original property. I. E. GHOST IN THE SHELL
  20. Suggest future actors for the HAA! spotlight

    Guttenberg is a great call. That guy was the other Tom Hanks for 5 years.
  21. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Both reviews forthcoming: Shallow Water: a short The Gate: a feature Features: 108 Shorts: 85 Documentaries: 9 Rewatches: 1
  22. They're talking to Taiki Waitita (Thor: Ragnarok) to direct.
  23. Suggest future actors for the HAA! spotlight

    Steve Guttenberg, and I'm not even joking. Between 1984 and 1987, he was in some of the highest grossing movies in each year, totaling $365,790,739. Police Academy (1984): $81,198,894 Cocoon (1985): $76,113,124 Short Circuit (1986): $40,697,761 3 Men and a Baby (1987): $167,780,960 While that's not a huge span to cover, it is an impressive list of movies and speaks volumes about his ability to draw asses to seats.
  24. Episode 973

    Teaming up with Kelly once again, Pandy and Christian survey the damage and death wrought by fictional disasters, as well as the rescue efforts inspired by the havoc. [ 1:57:05 || 58.3 MB ]
  25. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    In Furs: feature for the festival Self Catering/The Memento Men/For Whom the Bell Tolls/The Best Quickie You'll Ever Have/Baumu/Glory!/Sol: shorts for the festival Features: 107 Shorts: 84 Documentaries: 9 Rewatches: 1
  26. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    American Beauty: I'm sort of mixed on this. On the one hand the performances are all great, especially Kevin Spacey and Annette Benning. On the other hand, the overall message and some of the symbolism I found to be surprisingly banal and pretentious. That plastic bag scene was like something out of a parody. Thora Birch is and always will be a really good actress, but this is the most basic role I've ever seen her in, basically Enid Coleslaw without the personality. It's far from a bad movie, but for what it's going for (and I don't think the meaning comes across as obtusely as others do apparently) it's not terribly subtle.
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