The Motion Picture Arts Thread

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Post by Doug » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:00 pm

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They've announced that outside the US, Wonder Woman 1984 will come out in theatres on December 16, and they are presumably trying to line up digital hosts along the lines of non-US Netflix, Rakuten, etc.
Dec. 16? Really? In the U.S. it's not until the 25th! Jeez
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Post by Monty » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:12 pm

If it's any consolation, a lot of worldwide theaters will still be closed. New Zealand's going to be feeling pretty smug, though.
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Post by Doug » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:13 pm

When the theaters around here opened for Tenet, the AMC was charging $15 a matinee, $18 standard

Ridiculous

I know a lot of people who are like, screw 'em
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Post by Monty » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:22 pm

I wonder if Tenet is any good. I've heard no one talk about its content at all, which is weird what with it being like the highest-profile movie of the year and all.
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Post by Monty » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:22 pm

The Oscars are going to be weird.
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Post by Dantes » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:34 pm

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I wonder if Tenet is any good. I've heard no one talk about its content at all, which is weird what with it being like the highest-profile movie of the year and all.
Doug has seen it.

I really want to, but no way in hell am I going to a theater right now. I miss theaters. :(
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Post by Doug » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:37 pm

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I wonder if Tenet is any good. I've heard no one talk about its content at all, which is weird what with it being like the highest-profile movie of the year and all.
I did shell out the $15 and it's good, it's a lot of fun, not quite as good as Inception but then some crazy visual stuff that I definitely want to watch over and over once I can own it
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Post by Doug » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:41 pm

Definitely want to go to the theater, when they're not trying to rip me off, and I'm going to make it a point to go to the cinema grill the next time I'm in Orlando
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Post by Monty » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:48 pm

Doug wrote:
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I wonder if Tenet is any good. I've heard no one talk about its content at all, which is weird what with it being like the highest-profile movie of the year and all.
I did shell out the $15 and it's good, it's a lot of fun, not quite as good as Inception but then some crazy visual stuff that I definitely want to watch over and over once I can own it
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Post by Khaos » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:28 pm

oo i should watch it tonight since my kids are having a sleep over at my mom's

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Post by Doug » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:47 pm

Yeah there's some wild stuff

I'd say there are two kinds of wild stuff in Tenet, without spoiling anything

1) There's the obvious stuff like people moving backward in the same shot as other people moving forward, or even people moving backward interacting with people moving forward
2) There's the not-so-obvious stuff that I won't spoil, the fun ramifications of the technology that you don't think of at first
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Post by Dantes » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:53 pm

Streaming and Blu-ray on December 15th.
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Post by Doug » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:31 pm

I love "Real Genius," but I want to point out that in real life, the prank that they play would in no way lead to the shutdown of the defense program

If you want to consider it a happy ending, be happy that at the end of the movie, Kent appears to love his fellow man now
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Post by Monty » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:39 pm

I think it's more about comeuppance to a dick than enacting actual structural change.

I also love it, but the heroes are pretty holier-than-thou considering how lucky they are that their "superpowerful laser through the middle of campus" prank didn't kill anyone.
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Post by Rylinks » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:40 pm

hey, my lab has a superpowerful laser, and it's on a campus right now

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Post by Doug » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:41 pm

OK well I want 5 megawatts by mid-May
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Post by Rylinks » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:47 pm

this is the power cord for the laser
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Post by Doug » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:48 pm

That hardly looks like a power cord that is going to supply power to a 5 MW laser
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Post by Rylinks » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:49 pm

you’re right it’s only 48 kilowatts

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Post by Doug » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:52 pm

Well without my class, you don't graduate
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Post by KingRamz » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:03 pm

Doug wrote:OK well I want 5 megawatts by mid-May
We'll be test-firing it on Fry-day

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Post by Khaos » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:06 pm

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you’re right it’s only 48 kilowatts
that's 3 phase connector buddy

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Post by Rylinks » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:11 pm

good point it's more than that

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Post by Khaos » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:12 pm

1.73 times more! (i have no idea what the typical power factor for a laser is)

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Post by Shiny Days » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:10 am

it turns out rylinks keeps giving us bad diet advice because he wants us to be fat and slow so he can get us with his laser

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Post by Khaos » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:08 am

and he wants us not to go to school so we underestimate how powerful his laser really is

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Post by rianalnn » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:12 am

I always suspected

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Post by haplo » Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:23 am

I watched Brittney Runs a Marathon and it was not very good but what bothered me (other than the stupid way they handled the climax during the race) is that they said she ran a 3:50 which I'm quite sure would have been impossible for the person in the movie. However, they did show a picture of the woman the movie was based on in the credits, and that was definitely someone who could have ran a 3:50. The whole race really made me lose focus though since nothing was adding up.

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Post by the_zoomies » Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:45 pm

haplo wrote:
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I watched Brittney Runs a Marathon and it was not very good but what bothered me (other than the stupid way they handled the climax during the race) is that they said she ran a 3:50 which I'm quite sure would have been impossible for the person in the movie. However, they did show a picture of the woman the movie was based on in the credits, and that was definitely someone who could have ran a 3:50. The whole race really made me lose focus though since nothing was adding up.
Like, I wouldn't say it's very good, but it really made me feel something (the impact that her changes had on her relationships, and the way she attacked her friends for trying to help).

But they couldn't make that the whole movie, so we get a boring love plot, a boring race, and boring "self-improvement porn" (is she gonna stuff that muffin????)

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Post by Fry Guy » Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:06 am

So the HBO streaming app is going to be releasing big movies simultaneously with the theaters. I knew they were doing this for WW84 but they're doing it for all of 2021.

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