Was the original it any good?
Not as good as the new one.
Who is the U2 of film directors, that is, someone who is widely loathed, despite actually being really fucking great?
I really think it would be in their best interests if Directors retired after a while. If you don't need the money, it's best to bow out before you lose your touch. There's so many once great directors who became hacks.
How come the Soviet Union, with all its state censorship and state control of media, was able to produce greater kino cinematic works of art than the United States, with all its freedom and economic opportunity?
Why did dumbledore become a bumbling idiot in the 4th one? He used to be wise and all knowing, then he let a darkeater into his school and a student get murdered.
Because Dumbledore was a character from the dullest franchise in the history of movie franchises. Seriously each episode following the boy wizard and his pals from Hogwarts Academy as they fight assorted villains has been indistinguishable from the others. Aside from the gloomy imagery, the series’ only consistency has been its lack of excitement and ineffective use of special effects, all to make magic unmagical, to make action seem inert.
Perhaps the die was cast when Rowling vetoed the idea of Spielberg directing the series; she made sure the series would never be mistaken for a work of art that meant anything to anybody?just ridiculously profitable cross-promotion for her books. The Harry Potter series might be anti-Christian (or not), but it’s certainly the anti-James Bond series in its refusal of wonder, beauty and excitement. No one wants to face that fact. Now, thankfully, they no longer have to.
>a-at least the books were good though
"No!" The writing is dreadful; the book was terrible. As I read, I noticed that every time a character went for a walk, the author wrote instead that the character "stretched his legs."
I began marking on the back of an envelope every time that phrase was repeated. I stopped only after I had marked the envelope several dozen times. I was incredulous. Rowling's mind is so governed by cliches and dead metaphors that she has no other style of writing. Later I read a lavish, loving review of Harry Potter by the same Stephen King. He wrote something to the effect of, "If these kids are reading Harry Potter at 11 or 12, then when they get older they will go on to read Stephen King." And he was quite right. He was not being ironic. When you read "Harry Potter" you are, in fact, trained to read Stephen King.
Has /tv/ watched Top of the Lake? I thought it was a little weird but overall quite good.
>new show by David Simon (The Wire)
>not a single thread about it in the last few months
You're a fucking idiot and clearly not a regular on this board because there was a thread about it yesterday and the day before.
So kindly fuck off back to the site you came from.
STOP TALKING ABOUT AMERICAN THINGS AND LET'S WATCH THE BEST FILM EVER MADE
What a ride. I loved the gritty, realistic depiction of desperation and crime from the lens of a lower-class perspective. The frenetic pace and acting was also outstanding. And the soundtrack and closeups made me feel super anxious. This movie also probably had one of my favorite tracking shots and one of my favorite opening shots (slowly closes in on a building in NYC in a way that gave everything a great sense of scale and gave the location character).
Anyone else see it? Thoughts?
Some people may be surprised by this, but Bobby Pats is a hell of an actor.
Cast a DBZ movie
DUDE WHAT IF WE TAKE A COMPLEX PHYSIOLOGICAL DRAMA AND TURN IT INTO A TEEN ROMANCE
BUT LETS KEEP THE SAME CHARACTERS EXCEPT COMPLETELY CHANGE THEM TO DERIVATE VERSIONS LMAO
What film has the best and most sex scenes?
6 days until you float too
i'm so excited for it, probably going to be the only Stephen King film besides The Shining.
jamie pull up the best episode of my podcast for me would ya