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  1. Ha, really!? I haven't listened yet and just saw the quote about it being essentially worse than Batman and Robin. Which, again, it definitely isn't.
  2. 1. It's bad. 2. It's nowhere as bad as the horror that is Batman and Robin. 3. Kermode is, as ever, talking out of his arse. 4. That Joss Whedon tweet thing is absurd; many people, like me, use the 'like' function as a bookmark tool. Just because he 'liked' a tweet doesn't mean he agrees with the tweet. 5. The editing of this film is a mess. 6. The screenplay is all over the place. The opening scene on the rooftops has some of the most lumpen, awful, expository dialogue I've heard in years. It's Suicide Squad bad. 7. The score is terrible. 8. Wonder Woman is absolutely terrific. 9. The first half is very, very dull and makes little sense. 10. The last half hour is fine.
  3. Ep 8 wasn’t directed by Kapida but blimey did Andrew Douglas nailed the ‘Fincher’ look with the bathroom scene. Also: hooooooollllllly shit at that CGI video. Astonishing stuff.
  4. Good. It's, as the name of the film says, an open secret in Hollywood what he's like and what he's done and he really needs to be named and shamed, as well as punished in a legal sense.
  5. Or, given what we're seeing in contemporary politics, a very white LA is probably (and depressingly) a more accurate reflection of how things are going.
  6. Very excited by this; I've played the game through twice and never bought any DLC. I do think it's quite an odd re-release though as the game was deeply flawed and the overall mechanics were far too simplistic but inherently confusing for a variety of reasons. Having said that I think Team Bondi absolutely nailed the atmosphere of the time period; I may be slightly unreliable given that I'm a huge noir fan in all forms, but the soundtrack especially gets a listen from me at least once a week still (usually with Rainymood.com on in the background) and I think it's one of the best of the last generation, up there with Red Dead. So yeah, messy game but I cannot wait to get back into that game-world.
  7. Disagree. Thrilling writing can take many forms and use all sorts of techniques to achieve the desired results. In a show like this, I’d even argue that Direction can be just as important in creating ‘thrills’. Watch THE Ned Stark episode back again. That isn’t thrilling now because of twists and unpredictable moments; it’s thrilling because it’s well written, Directed, Edited and Produced. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that thrilling writing is at its most shallow when it relies on gimmicks such as shocks, surprises or twists. The vulneribility of all characters at all times is something which marked the books and the series out, but it simply cannot rely on that trope forever without alienating and annoying a loyal fan base. For that you need solid characters, enjoyable stories and well-crafted technical elements.
  8. Undecided until it’s finished. Currently giving the show-runners the benefit of the doubt.
  9. Part of the problem is that it doesn't feel like an enjoyable exercise at all to "dissect " things in this manner. It's like those horrendous YouTube channels that decry the quality of a film because a glass moved from one shot to the next. Joyless, proto-analysis that only succeeds on a personal and innane level.
  10. Chains=part of the world at large. Personally, I have no desire to either be given an explanation for the existence for every prop or element of mise-en-scene in the series or to have every element foreshadowed. If you do that's great but I imagine watching anything must be an entirely exhausting and joyless exercise.
  11. They really are. Both in this thread people are moaning about the quality of the episode, quoting the chains thing as an issue and there are dozens of people online moaning about it.
  12. I cannot fathom people who are essentially complaining that the episode was ruined because we didn't get a long explanation about some fucking chains. Absolutely mental. Other things to consider: where did Danny get her new coat from? What is it made of? Did she just have a winter coat lying around or have one made really quickly when the raven arrived? Where does all this wine come from? I've never seen a grape in the show, so where does all the wine come from? Do different regions produce their own variation? Do they have vintages? Why do they only drink red wine? How do they build the big castles? I haven't seen a quarry where stone is being mined so how do they make the castles? I could go on, but fuck that noise.
  13. This looks absolutely tremendous.
  14. Do you see? I don't. I didn't say that "Nolan is amazing" (though for the sake of posterity, I think he's an astonishing filmmaker) and I certainly didn't say that he "made" Speilberg retrospectively make missteps. If you read my post, you'll see that in fact it's your point that makes me recall something I've long felt. You really do have a talent for extrapolating nonsense to fit your own agenda.
  15. Actually, this reminds me of what I feel is a major misstep in Saving Private Ryan: on the beach assault there's a cut to the German machine gun position, looking down on the beach. I forget what narrative purpose it serves (is a gun jammed or something?) but I really dislike that we've been in a perspective of being on the beach, aligned to the Allies and closely tied to Hanks' character. We've seen gore and utter mayhem and then we cut to see things from the German perspective which serves, I feel, as nothing other than to "show off" the view that shows how much the Germans had the upper hand and how bad it was for the Allies. The problem is, and why I find it so egregious, is that we already know this and have seen/experienced this. Cutting to the German position in this case serves as no real function other than to further this idea but crucially takes us away from the characters we're supposed to be building a relationship with.
  16. This is an astonishing response. "In think" it fails both as film criticism and as entertainment.
  17. Aye, aware that there's been some issue re Dialogue mix of Nolan in previous films, mostly regarding Bane in TDK. I do think that if it's a recurring issue it must just be an unintended trope of his due to technical disparity of what he films/edits it and the way the film is exhibited. Can't say I've ever 'suffered' so maybe I've been fortunate in the cinema I go to.
  18. Just a quick point: be interested to know what style screen those who had issues with sound and specially dialogue saw it in. I watched in an IMAX (digital) Laser screening and the dialogue was perfectly clear. Also; the loudest film I've ever seen at the cinema.
  19. Quick ask: best GoT podcast? Obvs one that doesn't discuss the books ideally. Cheers.
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