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  1. Black Panther - Chadwick Boseman - Feb 2018

    Yeah me too! Can't wait to see him do some MoCap work, which any expert will tell you, is the easiest payday in the biz. Joke, i'd rather see him do some acting.
  2. Hmm interesting. Just came out of the screening. It's going to take me a while to land on this. I thought it was sumptuous, beautifully observed and quietly subversive. Yet I also kinda thought it was inconsequential bollocks at the same time. Daniel Day Lewis is obviously a god, and all the performances were faultless, as was the work of every department. But still PTA doesn't know how to bring a story to a close. I need to take a moment to absorb this one.
  3. Black Panther - Chadwick Boseman - Feb 2018

    Did people catch Daniel Kaluuya's acceptance speech at the Baftas? It perfectly encapsulates what is so missing from our screens today. Kaluuya didn't go through the RADA finishing school and for that reason all of his natural charm, charisma and individuality is still intact. It's what made his performance in Get Out so hypnotic. Compare his public speaking to that of Cumberbatch, or Redmayne, or Hiddleston. Who would you rather listen to. Who would you rather watch? We need more Kaluuya's and less identikit product actors please.
  4. Black Panther - Chadwick Boseman - Feb 2018

    Fair play then. Maybe sometimes talent is enough
  5. Black Panther - Chadwick Boseman - Feb 2018

    That was the nadir of an entirely forgettable sequence.
  6. Black Panther - Chadwick Boseman - Feb 2018

    As talented as he is (and boy he's fucking amazing in Get Out), I still believe a huge dollop of luck has been involved. Get Out was a $3m horror made by Blumhouse. They make a dozen of these every year that go straight to VOD. He just happened to be the one that absolutely broke the mould.
  7. the greatest line in cinema history is

    Two of my favourite movies for dialogue ever are Day of the Dead and Millers Crossing. When playing online shooters (which is pretty much whenever i'm awake) i've noticed that Day of the Dead and Miller's Crossing have brilliantly quotable dialogue for any situation. Unfortunately nobody's ever seen em so I always just sound like a weirdo when playing. "Go on run, I'll track down all of you whores" "C'mon Bub, You wanna learn how to shoot? I'll teach you how to shoot" "Wooly's gone apeshit man!" "You are stronger than us, but soon, I think, they'll be stronger than you" "That was a bonehead play" "If there's one thing I can't stand, it's a double cross artist"
  8. Black Panther - Chadwick Boseman - Feb 2018

    Which shows how far backwards we've gone. We used to have POC movies and I never remembered it being an issue before this decade. Boyz N The Hood, New Jack City, Trespass, Rush Hour, Deep Cover, Harlem Nights. Obviously it was still niche but they were there. Things seemed to be better in the 70's when you had Foxy Brown and Shaft.
  9. Black Panther - Chadwick Boseman - Feb 2018

    Why though? I think that's really narrow minded and it's holding Marvel back (I mean, clearly, it's not, but y'know). As soon as they start punching it loses all interest for me because nobody ever gets hurt and there isn't even any decent stunt work. It just becomes a cutscene. That bit in Ragnarok where Thor and Hulk go at it is so painfully dull and pointless. Why can't the final act be the heroes using their superpowers to stop the villains dastardly plan using cunning. A race against time, a battle of wits. Or howzabout a crisis of conscience, Superman style, where the hero has to choose between saving the world or saving someone they love (Dark Knight played with this briefly). Or howzabout what Watchmen did so well, where immortality and endless power creates a separation from mankind and melancholy apathy. The original X-Men weaved a great tale about the battle to be accepted. There are so many interesting stories you could tell about characters with superhuman abilities. CGI characters taking turns punching each other is about the least interesting one I can think of.
  10. Black Panther - Chadwick Boseman - Feb 2018

    It is providing you agree with all of those reviewers. I don't. I had the exact same problem with Wonder Woman as I do with Black Panther, which is ironically the very thing these movies are celebrated for. I thought Wonder Woman objectified Gal Gadot and was crude and disrespectful in it's handling of war. Then it got praised for being a progressive feminine portrayal. Beyond having a female lead there was nothing progressive about it at all. I don't buy it. A female lead isn't the same as a progressive message. The male gaze and her appearance was still the central focus in almost every scene. In BP the appropriation of African culture and then the elementary way the tribes are used to further shonky plot contrivances in order to facilitate action is in no way progressive. It's awesome from a representation point of view. Having a superhero movie with an almost entirely black cast is great news, and the performances were for the most part really strong (Michael B Jordan was aces). But in both WW and BP I still think there's a long way to go to shake off the stink of the white executive in the suit who is writing the cheques.
  11. Black Panther - Chadwick Boseman - Feb 2018

    The whole concept of royal ascension and trial by combat in such a technochracy was inherently ridiculous in itself. They'd have thrown off those shackles decades ago. The thought of that society being governed by whoever is best in a punch up is so dumb it hurts.
  12. Black Panther - Chadwick Boseman - Feb 2018

    You're most likely right. I was going from memory of when I used to EQ cinemas ten years ago. I couldn't remember if we replaced the bulbs under fourteen or forty.
  13. A movie watchers blog

    Watched A Monster Calls Linkster. It was beautiful. Quite a difficult watch for me due to recent personal circumstances, but wonderfully gentle & loving. And gorgeous to look at.
  14. Black Panther - Chadwick Boseman - Feb 2018

    Oh lord yes. They're extremely volatile
  15. Blade Runner 2049

    Pay someone else to?

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