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« Reply #1335 on: July 26, 2021, 05:29:27 am »
Yeah the cast is pretty stacked, it seems like it has a lot going for it.   I prefer long form Lynch over his films anyway.  If his Netflix thing materializes I will consume it with abandon. 

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« Reply #1336 on: July 26, 2021, 06:05:30 pm »
+1 for super excited about Dune. It is such a fantastic book that doing it justice in a movie is a challenge, but I have a good feeling about this one.

I enjoy Lynch's Dune. I don't always mind deviations from a book as I have it in my mind's eye, and I found Lynch's imagining of the story pretty decent, probably because I never had the expectation that it would perfectly reflect what Herbert put in my head when I read it. If Villaneuve can get closer to that vision, so much the better, but I will watch without the weight of that expectation.
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« Reply #1337 on: July 26, 2021, 10:19:34 pm »
I’m very very excited about the Villeneuve Dune. I feel like the Lynch version isn’t very successful as an adaptation, but it’s plenty awesome as a typically weird Lynchian thing, and that’s really all it needs to me, IMO. I mean, he could fart in a bag and I’d watch it.

I was always a big fan of Villeneuve, but I’ve gotta say that he went so far above expectations on Blade Runner that I expect Dune to knock it out of the park.

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« Reply #1338 on: July 26, 2021, 11:44:49 pm »
+1 on Blade Runner and David Lynch’s bagged farts. 

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« Reply #1339 on: July 27, 2021, 04:38:38 am »
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« Reply #1340 on: July 28, 2021, 07:33:37 pm »
Something I've mentioned before, but freedom of info requests have really exposed... Marvel and Jack Ryan fans take particular note 😁


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« Reply #1341 on: August 29, 2021, 01:23:14 am »
Just got back from the new Candyman movie.  It was a great movie in its own right, and as a continuation of the original film.

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« Reply #1342 on: September 28, 2021, 01:14:30 am »
Watching 1959 House on Haunted Hill with Vincent Price, classic and great way to kick off fall!

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« Reply #1343 on: October 19, 2021, 05:28:20 pm »
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/10/before-the-new-version-lets-revisit-1984s-dune-the-greatest-movie-ever-made

Nailed it

Check it out @neph93 @JDelage some really choice lines in this one and, superlative title aside, I feel the reviewer captured mostly how I feel about the Lynch Dune.

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« Reply #1344 on: October 19, 2021, 06:53:01 pm »
I feel the reviewer captured mostly how I feel about the Lynch Dune.

Jupp… I’m down with that. And quite funny how his access to the movie mirrors my own. From being wow’ed and confused as a child then experiencing it zonkwd out as a teen. I’ve watched it many times since then and there is so much amazing in it that the silliness barely gets a look in. The grotesque barbarism of the Harkonnens is a case in point.

The new version is a much more subdued affair. Very clean and stylish, very polished and beautiful. More dreamy and romantic, in an Arabian Nights sort of way. Although Baron H is still quite foul of course. Disturbing in a less obvious fashion.
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« Reply #1345 on: October 22, 2021, 11:20:35 pm »
Lovely article, thank you. I agree with much, but this is the money quote: "The score by Toto—synths and strings and horns and guitars cranked to 11—is why God gave us ears." The soundtrack is indeed mind meltingly awesome.

Have I mentioned that Lynch's Paul & Jessica look much better than the actors in Villeneuve's rendition (can't comment yet on the acting). In particular, Jessica is glorious, at least until she shaves (her head!)

I have watched Lynch's piece so many times that I know some passages by heart, starting with Irulan's entire opening scene: "A beginning is a very delicate time. Know then, that this is the year 10194. The known universe is ruled by the Paddisha Emperor Shaddam the IVth, my father...."

Yes, I'm a geek - or at least I was one when Lynch's movie came out. By then (I was 13) I had read the book at least a half dozen times. I've re-read the entire series every few years since then. I still love it the way I love LOTR and not many other things.

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« Reply #1346 on: October 23, 2021, 09:31:36 am »
Watched this the other night and it was a good fun enjoyable movie.

Based on a true story.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8266310/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
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« Reply #1347 on: November 21, 2021, 04:24:25 am »
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« Reply #1348 on: November 24, 2021, 02:45:54 am »
So I'm watching"Predator 2" and legitimately can't remember the last time I saw it  :D

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