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Post by daredevil » 19 Jun 2019, 10:08pm

Captive State (2018) Years after a successful alien invasion of earth, a small group of rebels attempt to start a revolution. This one is pretty damn good. There are plot twists and I loved the ending. You don't see the aliens, a whole lot, but when you do they are creepy.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 22 Jun 2019, 8:36am

Watched Us this morning. Entertaining as thriller / horror and I liked how privilege and consequence was expressed—fearful conservatives wouldn't be wrong in seeing something of a socialist revolution theme at work—but I'm not entirely taken by the revelation at the end. That is, I'm not sure it upends my understanding of what had happened to that point. Maybe I'm missing something there.

edit: Thinking about it some more, the revelation demonstrates that there's nothing natural about the character or appearance of the humans and the monsters, that it's environmental/social. Which complicates how we should regard each.
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Post by Silent Majority » 22 Jun 2019, 12:35pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Jun 2019, 8:36am
Watched Us this morning. Entertaining as thriller / horror and I liked how privilege and consequence was expressed—fearful conservatives wouldn't be wrong in seeing something of a socialist revolution theme at work—but I'm not entirely taken by the revelation at the end. That is, I'm not sure it upends my understanding of what had happened to that point. Maybe I'm missing something there.

edit: Thinking about it some more, the revelation demonstrates that there's nothing natural about the character or appearance of the humans and the monsters, that it's environmental/social. Which complicates how we should regard each.
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Post by 101Walterton » 13 Jul 2019, 9:47pm

Went to see Yesterday tricked by my family who said it was comedy not a Romcom which I usually hate.
Anyway was quite good but as I am not into sci-fi I overthink things apparently.
Can someone clarify please. I thought the joke when he Googled Oasis and they didn’t exist was because if the Beatles didn’t exist then Oasis couldn’t have existed. A good gag.
But what didn’t make sense was that when he won the school talent show as a kid he played Wonderwall???

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Post by Marky Dread » 14 Jul 2019, 6:50am

101Walterton wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 9:47pm
Went to see Yesterday tricked by my family who said it was comedy not a Romcom which I usually hate.
Anyway was quite good but as I am not into sci-fi I overthink things apparently.
Can someone clarify please. I thought the joke when he Googled Oasis and they didn’t exist was because if the Beatles didn’t exist then Oasis couldn’t have existed. A good gag.
But what didn’t make sense was that when he won the school talent show as a kid he played Wonderwall???
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Post by daredevil » 14 Jul 2019, 5:19pm

101Walterton wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 9:47pm
Went to see Yesterday tricked by my family who said it was comedy not a Romcom which I usually hate.
Anyway was quite good but as I am not into sci-fi I overthink things apparently.
Can someone clarify please. I thought the joke when he Googled Oasis and they didn’t exist was because if the Beatles didn’t exist then Oasis couldn’t have existed. A good gag.
But what didn’t make sense was that when he won the school talent show as a kid he played Wonderwall???
Hey 101, here's my thoughts:
The global blackout erased many things from history. The main character (and the other two people) still remembered all the rock bands, products, movies, ect. that existed before the blackout. So his memory of the high school talent show remained the same.

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Post by 101Walterton » 14 Jul 2019, 9:21pm

daredevil wrote:
14 Jul 2019, 5:19pm
101Walterton wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 9:47pm
Went to see Yesterday tricked by my family who said it was comedy not a Romcom which I usually hate.
Anyway was quite good but as I am not into sci-fi I overthink things apparently.
Can someone clarify please. I thought the joke when he Googled Oasis and they didn’t exist was because if the Beatles didn’t exist then Oasis couldn’t have existed. A good gag.
But what didn’t make sense was that when he won the school talent show as a kid he played Wonderwall???
Hey 101, here's my thoughts:
The global blackout erased many things from history. The main character (and the other two people) still remembered all the rock bands, products, movies, ect. that existed before the blackout. So his memory of the high school talent show remained the same.
Yeah that was what I was kinda thinking but then if the Beatles did exist but were erased from memory how come John Lennon was still alive? It would make sense for John to be alive if the Beatles never happened but...

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Post by WestwayKid » 15 Jul 2019, 11:44am

Saw "Echo in the Canyon" last weekend at the Music Box in Chicago (which is such a fun place to see a movie). I was drawn in by the trailer and my love for the "Laurel Canyon" sound. I ended up not really liking the movie, however. I just don't think Jakob Dylan did a very good job of bringing that era to life. He came across as a very unenthusiastic interviewer. I never felt his connection and inspiration to the music. He also never made a connection between the music and the greater picture of the times. He spent too much time on the Beatles - while not ever mentioning Joni Mitchell or The Doors or Love. I thought it did have some great moments: David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Roger McGuinn, Michelle Phillips, Graham Nash - they told some great stories. The late Tom Petty was fantastic. I felt his connection and inspiration to the music and the scene. I also didn't get why he did this tribute concert - but he didn't include any actual contributions from the people who made the music. He had his talented - yet generic backing band and a mix of modern day performers - but if you're going to do a Buffalo Springfield song - why not have Stills guest? Why not bring out McGuinn or Crosby? He also spent too much time talking to Ku Klux Klapton. Dylan is also doing a tribute album - making new recordings of many of these songs - and Clapton plays on the Buffalo Springfield track "Questions" as a guitar duet with Stills and there is this awkward scene where Dylan appears to almost be belittling Stills' contribution (and the guy can still play his butt off). Stills wrote the song - why is Clapton suddenly elevated to star status? Why is Ringo Starr apparently in every other scene? Where the heck is Neil Young? He's shown over the credits playing guitar on a cover of What's Happening by The Byrds (guess it is on the tribute album) - but seemed weird that while he played on that - he wasn't actually in the movie. I don't know - a missed opportunity maybe.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Jul 2019, 11:57am

Every time I see the name Jakob Dylan, this Onion piece comes back to me:
Jakob Dylan Still Not Convinced Father A Better Songwriter
LOS ANGELES—Although his father, Bob Dylan, is widely considered to be the voice of a generation, Jakob Dylan, lead singer of folk-rock band the Wallflowers, said Monday he remains unconvinced that his father is the family's most talented songwriter. "I definitely think the verdict is still out," said Dylan, adding that time will be the ultimate judge of whether he or the elder Dylan will turn out to be more influential. "Sure, by the time Dad was 21, he had already written 'Blowin' in the Wind,' but let's not forget I'm only 38. I'm still maturing as an artist, and I have a whole notebook of ideas." Dylan added that he may have caused a greater stir in the music world than his father ever did when he was mercilessly booed for performing an acoustic version of "One Headlight" at Pennsylvania's Fayette County Fair in 2005.
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Post by Flex » 15 Jul 2019, 12:16pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 11:57am
Every time I see the name Jakob Dylan, this Onion piece comes back to me:
Jakob Dylan Still Not Convinced Father A Better Songwriter
LOS ANGELES—Although his father, Bob Dylan, is widely considered to be the voice of a generation, Jakob Dylan, lead singer of folk-rock band the Wallflowers, said Monday he remains unconvinced that his father is the family's most talented songwriter. "I definitely think the verdict is still out," said Dylan, adding that time will be the ultimate judge of whether he or the elder Dylan will turn out to be more influential. "Sure, by the time Dad was 21, he had already written 'Blowin' in the Wind,' but let's not forget I'm only 38. I'm still maturing as an artist, and I have a whole notebook of ideas." Dylan added that he may have caused a greater stir in the music world than his father ever did when he was mercilessly booed for performing an acoustic version of "One Headlight" at Pennsylvania's Fayette County Fair in 2005.
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Post by JennyB » 15 Jul 2019, 4:59pm

WestwayKid wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 11:44am
Saw "Echo in the Canyon" last weekend at the Music Box in Chicago (which is such a fun place to see a movie). I was drawn in by the trailer and my love for the "Laurel Canyon" sound. I ended up not really liking the movie, however. I just don't think Jakob Dylan did a very good job of bringing that era to life. He came across as a very unenthusiastic interviewer. I never felt his connection and inspiration to the music. He also never made a connection between the music and the greater picture of the times. He spent too much time on the Beatles - while not ever mentioning Joni Mitchell or The Doors or Love. I thought it did have some great moments: David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Roger McGuinn, Michelle Phillips, Graham Nash - they told some great stories. The late Tom Petty was fantastic. I felt his connection and inspiration to the music and the scene. I also didn't get why he did this tribute concert - but he didn't include any actual contributions from the people who made the music. He had his talented - yet generic backing band and a mix of modern day performers - but if you're going to do a Buffalo Springfield song - why not have Stills guest? Why not bring out McGuinn or Crosby? He also spent too much time talking to Ku Klux Klapton. Dylan is also doing a tribute album - making new recordings of many of these songs - and Clapton plays on the Buffalo Springfield track "Questions" as a guitar duet with Stills and there is this awkward scene where Dylan appears to almost be belittling Stills' contribution (and the guy can still play his butt off). Stills wrote the song - why is Clapton suddenly elevated to star status? Why is Ringo Starr apparently in every other scene? Where the heck is Neil Young? He's shown over the credits playing guitar on a cover of What's Happening by The Byrds (guess it is on the tribute album) - but seemed weird that while he played on that - he wasn't actually in the movie. I don't know - a missed opportunity maybe.
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Post by WestwayKid » 15 Jul 2019, 5:19pm

JennyB wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 4:59pm
WestwayKid wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 11:44am
Saw "Echo in the Canyon" last weekend at the Music Box in Chicago (which is such a fun place to see a movie). I was drawn in by the trailer and my love for the "Laurel Canyon" sound. I ended up not really liking the movie, however. I just don't think Jakob Dylan did a very good job of bringing that era to life. He came across as a very unenthusiastic interviewer. I never felt his connection and inspiration to the music. He also never made a connection between the music and the greater picture of the times. He spent too much time on the Beatles - while not ever mentioning Joni Mitchell or The Doors or Love. I thought it did have some great moments: David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Roger McGuinn, Michelle Phillips, Graham Nash - they told some great stories. The late Tom Petty was fantastic. I felt his connection and inspiration to the music and the scene. I also didn't get why he did this tribute concert - but he didn't include any actual contributions from the people who made the music. He had his talented - yet generic backing band and a mix of modern day performers - but if you're going to do a Buffalo Springfield song - why not have Stills guest? Why not bring out McGuinn or Crosby? He also spent too much time talking to Ku Klux Klapton. Dylan is also doing a tribute album - making new recordings of many of these songs - and Clapton plays on the Buffalo Springfield track "Questions" as a guitar duet with Stills and there is this awkward scene where Dylan appears to almost be belittling Stills' contribution (and the guy can still play his butt off). Stills wrote the song - why is Clapton suddenly elevated to star status? Why is Ringo Starr apparently in every other scene? Where the heck is Neil Young? He's shown over the credits playing guitar on a cover of What's Happening by The Byrds (guess it is on the tribute album) - but seemed weird that while he played on that - he wasn't actually in the movie. I don't know - a missed opportunity maybe.
Ku Klux Klapton - I can't believe we've never thought of this.
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Post by Heston » 15 Jul 2019, 7:04pm

Just watched Dead Man's Shoes again for the first time in years. Films don't get much more British than this. Superb performance by Paddy Considine.
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Post by Kory » 15 Jul 2019, 7:30pm

Heston wrote:
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Just watched Dead Man's Shoes again for the first time in years. Films don't get much more British than this. Superb performance by Paddy Considine.
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Post by daredevil » 15 Jul 2019, 9:50pm

101Walterton wrote:
14 Jul 2019, 9:21pm
daredevil wrote:
14 Jul 2019, 5:19pm
101Walterton wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 9:47pm
Went to see Yesterday tricked by my family who said it was comedy not a Romcom which I usually hate.
Anyway was quite good but as I am not into sci-fi I overthink things apparently.
Can someone clarify please. I thought the joke when he Googled Oasis and they didn’t exist was because if the Beatles didn’t exist then Oasis couldn’t have existed. A good gag.
But what didn’t make sense was that when he won the school talent show as a kid he played Wonderwall???
Hey 101, here's my thoughts:
The global blackout erased many things from history. The main character (and the other two people) still remembered all the rock bands, products, movies, ect. that existed before the blackout. So his memory of the high school talent show remained the same.
Yeah that was what I was kinda thinking but then if the Beatles did exist but were erased from memory how come John Lennon was still alive? It would make sense for John to be alive if the Beatles never happened but...
it could be the alternate universe theory. The blackout caused the world to freeze and jump to an alternate universe where the Beatles never existed.
The main character and the other two people were not affected by the blackout and still remembered all the things from the old universe.

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