Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, [Movie]

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  • TheBigEasyTheBigEasy Registered User regular
    I just saw JoJo Rabbit.

    I might need a moment to work through it all.

    And I might need a hug.

    Holy crap, that was something.

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    TheBigEasy wrote: »
    I just saw JoJo Rabbit.

    I might need a moment to work through it all.

    And I might need a hug.

    Holy crap, that was something.
    When the girl has Jojo in a headlock and she's talking about how her people wrestled angels and giants and you can feel the anger as she defiantly clings to the scraps of her heritage the Nazis have systematically torn from her and

    God, I felt that.

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  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    The Billie Eilish James Bond song:


    It's not bad! Pretty much what I expected.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    TheBigEasy wrote: »
    I just saw JoJo Rabbit.

    I might need a moment to work through it all.

    And I might need a hug.

    Holy crap, that was something.
    When the girl has Jojo in a headlock and she's talking about how her people wrestled angels and giants and you can feel the anger as she defiantly clings to the scraps of her heritage the Nazis have systematically torn from her and

    God, I felt that.

    All the kids were excellent, I felt, which is an achievement that isn't mentioned much.

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  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    Don't take this the wrong way @Bogart but after today I think I can go a few years without hearing your opinions about Gary Oldman and another George Smiley movie. =P

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  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    Color out of Space is almost a perfect movie. I mean this almost quite literally. Not in that its the best movie you will have ever seen but that it is (almost) exactly perfect for what it is.

    Kind of end spoilers.
    The movie starts and ends on a monologue. The beginning monologue works. I like it. The ending monologue kind of works but is also unnecessary. The film would work better if the ending scene was just the PoV character standing on a dam smoking a cigarette for three minutes

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  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Fighting The Rising Odds Registered User, Moderator mod
    Don't take this the wrong way Bogart but after today I think I can go a few years without hearing your opinions about Gary Oldman and another George Smiley movie. =P

    I guess I’m missing something here.

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  • TheBigEasyTheBigEasy Registered User regular
    After sleeping a night over it, I am still kinda reeling from JoJo Rabbit.
    In no particular order:

    - How did Taika manage to make it sooo funny and then turn it on a dime and make you choke on that laugh a second later?
    - Alfie Allen has like what - 2 lines of dialogue in the whole movie and yet was able to fully realize that character. That swimming pool scene is absolutely sublime. As is him and Sam Rockwell charging into the fray in the end in their silly get up.
    - The child actors were fantastic. "MY FACE LOOKS LIKE A GOD DAMN STREET MAP, WOMAN!" - I wonder how many takes it took to make that scene, without everyone constantly breaking into laughter at a 10 year old telling off his mom.
    - The sets were awesome. The credits clued me in to the fact that they shot in the Czech Republic - but that could easily have been a small East-German town. I have been on that kinda town square hundreds of times.
    - The sheer absurdity of the situation. Putting a paper uniform on an 11year old child. "Go hug an American" *slaps a grenade on a kids back*.
    - The absolute gut punch of seeing Rosie hang there in the town square.
    - Adolf and JoJo running through the woods in slo-mo and Adolf dancing and shimmying his way through the trees.
    - The 5 minutes of "Heil Hitler'ing" the Gestapo goons

    And probably so much more I am missing right now.

    Just an utterly awesome movie.

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  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    Bogart wrote: »
    Don't take this the wrong way Bogart but after today I think I can go a few years without hearing your opinions about Gary Oldman and another George Smiley movie. =P

    I guess I’m missing something here.

    There's a bug in the forums where threads don't properly forward you to the latest post and instead just dump you on the first post of the thread. So every time I visit this thread I see your first post over and over again.

    It's like Groundhog Day for the movie thread!

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    I've got you, babe.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Saunders #1 Registered User regular
    Yeesh, that Eilish song is crap, unless it has the best visual opening since Goldeneye it seems even more out of place than Sam Smith's song. The trailers have the movie seem worse than Spectre and that song's the nail in not paying to see it.

    Should have got Casey and Ali Edwards to make the song, I'd have have a bought a ticket just for mad props yo.

  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Fighting The Rising Odds Registered User, Moderator mod
    The trailer looks fine, the song is very slow and stripped down but I hated the theme for Casino Royale until I saw the superb visuals so who knows?

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    If it follows the trend of the song reflecting the movie, I'm not hopeful. Casino's was fast and rough like the movie. Skyfall's was weighty and serious like the movie. Spectre's was shit like the movie. This one is mumbly uninspired crap, so...

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Skyfall's theme song is the only good part of the film.

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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    edited February 15
    Skyfall is the only one of the recent/Craig Bond themes I could think of listening to outside the context of the film.
    Casino Royale's was solid but nothing special as just a song.
    Quantum of Solace's was unmemorable enough that I had to look it up but is basically ok. I'm not sure it's the right type of song for this though.
    Spectre's song I got up and wandered into the kitchen to get something to eat and check discord and then came back when it ended.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    I mean, Skyfall was also pretty to look at. Some shots were set up super well.

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    I did not appreciate how much movie enthusiasts cared about the James Bond theme or hell, James Bond itself.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    shryke wrote: »
    Skyfall is the only one of the recent/Craig Bond themes I could think of listening to outside the context of the film.
    Casino Royale's was solid but nothing special as just a song.
    Quantum of Solace's was unmemorable enough that I had to look it up but is basically ok. I'm sure it's the right type of song for this though.
    Spectre's song I got up and wandered into the kitchen to get something to eat and check discord and then came back when it ended.

    I did the same thing with Spectre which was REALLY awkward since I saw it in the theater. Staff was like "wtf are you doing back here?"

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    I really like the Eilish song as a song, but a) I love Billie Eilish, and b) I'm not sure if it's a great Bond song. It'll depend on the credits sequence.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    I mean, regarding Skyfall, I'm actually not joking when I say I think it's the only good thing about the film, but it's an incomplete thought: I also think it's one of the all-time best James Bond themes. Mostly because I think Goldfinger is the best Bond theme song, and the Skyfall theme is in similar style, almost an homage in vocal quality and concept, tone, cadence, etc. Adele is also an amazing performer, like Shirley Bassey was. Not saying that the other Bond themers weren't/aren't, but I feel that the Goldfinger and Skyfall themes really rise above the rest. I think the simplicity of both of those theme songs lend themselves to accentuating and not taking away from the vocals - really promoting the vocals above everything else.

    It's too bad it's attached to a bunch of garbage.

  • RedTideRedTide Registered User regular
    None of the Bond themes have been anything I'd be caught dead willingly listening to outside of the context of the credits.

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  • GiantGeek2020GiantGeek2020 Registered User regular
    RedTide wrote: »
    None of the Bond themes have been anything I'd be caught dead willingly listening to outside of the context of the credits.

    I like the Poets of the Fall version of "You Know My Name"

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    The song itself is alright but doesn't really have any of the sonic hallmarks that make Billie Eilish a unique and interesting artist, IMO. I do miss the more upbeat ones like "Live and Let Die".

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  • PiotyrPiotyr Registered User regular
    TheBigEasy wrote: »
    After sleeping a night over it, I am still kinda reeling from JoJo Rabbit.
    In no particular order:

    - How did Taika manage to make it sooo funny and then turn it on a dime and make you choke on that laugh a second later?
    - Alfie Allen has like what - 2 lines of dialogue in the whole movie and yet was able to fully realize that character. That swimming pool scene is absolutely sublime. As is him and Sam Rockwell charging into the fray in the end in their silly get up.
    - The child actors were fantastic. "MY FACE LOOKS LIKE A GOD DAMN STREET MAP, WOMAN!" - I wonder how many takes it took to make that scene, without everyone constantly breaking into laughter at a 10 year old telling off his mom.
    - The sets were awesome. The credits clued me in to the fact that they shot in the Czech Republic - but that could easily have been a small East-German town. I have been on that kinda town square hundreds of times.
    - The sheer absurdity of the situation. Putting a paper uniform on an 11year old child. "Go hug an American" *slaps a grenade on a kids back*.
    - The absolute gut punch of seeing Rosie hang there in the town square.
    - Adolf and JoJo running through the woods in slo-mo and Adolf dancing and shimmying his way through the trees.
    - The 5 minutes of "Heil Hitler'ing" the Gestapo goons

    And probably so much more I am missing right now.

    Just an utterly awesome movie.
    - From the time Jojo meets Elsa in the attic, you sit there waiting for the shoe to drop, particularly with Rosie as part of the anti-Nazi resistance. Things are looking up, the war is almost over, the allies are nearly there. The Gestapo is at the door. Cue 15 minutes of tension with a terrifying Stephen Merchant. You wait for Rosie to pop in and escalate the scene, but no, the Gestapo leaves and they're all OK. But no, she's already been hanged in the town square, and I am not okay.

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  • KaputaKaputa Registered User regular
    edited February 14
    Watched Uncut Gems after finding it on Netflix, and loved it. Definitely a difficult movie to watch, in the sense of making me frustrated and anxious the whole time, but in a good way, somehow. My girlfriend and I were unable to sleep afterward, which I believe is due to how overworked our adrenal glands were during the film. My favorite performance of Adam Sandler's career for sure; I wanna check out the Safdies' other films now.

    Also watched Noah, Darren Aranofsky's take on the Biblical story. He takes considerable liberties with the source material, of course. As a fan of the director's work, I'd say it's probably my least favorite of his films. Which still isn't terrible - I enjoyed it overall, and I liked Russel Crowe's moral torment - but it had what I felt to be sort of a generic fantasy movie vibe, and the struggle with Cain's descendents wasn't super compelling.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    RedTide wrote: »
    None of the Bond themes have been anything I'd be caught dead willingly listening to outside of the context of the credits.

    I find this interesting. Some of them are legit amazing songs with amazing vocals. I mean I’ve even listened to Snake Eater from Metal Gear Solid 3 many times separate from the game and that’s basically a fake Bond song. Live and Let Die is basically a Beatles/McCartney (ok Wings) song. I’ll take Live and Let Die as a theme song over the movie (or any of the Roger Moore movies).

  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    Looking at various "Bond Themes Ranked" lists, they are so wildly different, songs varying by 10+ positions between some, it doesn't seem to be a thing there will ever be consensus on. This may be a topic that's the dictionary definition of agree to disagree.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    I disagree that we should agree to disagree.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    I've always been fond of Garbage's World Is Not Enough

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    To the death, then

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    edited February 14
    RedTide wrote: »
    None of the Bond themes have been anything I'd be caught dead willingly listening to outside of the context of the credits.

    I have both Goldfinger and Goldeneye in my library.
    and, of course, On Her Majesty's Secret Service. That's some good John Barry.

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx El Hopaness Rom Tic Registered User regular
    Drez wrote: »
    I disagree that we should agree to disagree.

    I agree that we should disagree to agree.

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  • AtomikaAtomika Gay Mergirl Registered User regular
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Yeesh, that Eilish song is crap, unless it has the best visual opening since Goldeneye it seems even more out of place than Sam Smith's song. The trailers have the movie seem worse than Spectre and that song's the nail in not paying to see it.

    Should have got Casey and Ali Edwards to make the song, I'd have have a bought a ticket just for mad props yo.

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  • AtomikaAtomika Gay Mergirl Registered User regular
    I really liked the Jack White/Alicia Keys song, “Another Way to Die” from QoS

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    I've always been fond of Garbage's World Is Not Enough

    My extremely meta and ultimately indiscernably ambiguous response:

  • RedTideRedTide Registered User regular
    I don't have a problem with anyone enjoying one of these theme songs per se.

    Judging any of the movies by their songs is almost fascinating though.

    Even in the good movies the credits are best used as an early bathroom break in the event that you downed half your come during the trailers

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    @RedTide that typo is kinda urgent, buddy

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    RedTide wrote: »
    I don't have a problem with anyone enjoying one of these theme songs per se.

    Judging any of the movies by their songs is almost fascinating though.

    Even in the good movies the credits are best used as an early bathroom break in the event that you downed half your come during the trailers

    Half my what?

    That happens before the theme song buddy

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    RedTide wrote: »
    None of the Bond themes have been anything I'd be caught dead willingly listening to outside of the context of the credits.

    I like the Poets of the Fall version of "You Know My Name"


    Poets of the Fall is pretty damn awesome anyway. Late Goodbye, from Max Payne, will always be one of my favorite video game songs. Carnival of Rust is a pretty great album.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    No I think that wasn't a typo we should appreciate Redtide and his lifestyle.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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