Everything & Nothing: Say Goodbye to 2017 & Hello to 2018!


You guys and gals know the drill; “Everything & Nothing” is a weekend open post where anything goes. Okay, maybe not anything; but it’s a place to chat about stuff in the reel and real world.

Well, 2017 is coming to a close. And no matter what’s happened in this crazy year, we can count at least one good thing and that’s that we got FilmExodus. What a great journey it’s been so far.

What was your favourite films of 2017? Your most disliked?

Do you believe in New Years resolutions?

What are you most looking forward to in 2018? Post your thoughts below and have a great New Years! And here’s to an awesome FilmExodus 2018!

-DBMI

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Special effects hands down

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Breathtakingly gorgeous. If I hadn’t seen Blade Runner, I’d say it should win something for cinematography and special effects.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Liked three billboards quite a bit

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It is pretty though

  • TheGreenMalice

    My double feature for the New Year was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Disaster Artist. I really enjoyed both of them.

  • Trank was only kicked out because he talked shit about Hollywood. Never bite the hand that feeds you.

  • I had to stop the movie after that scene, which set my expectations for the whole film. If that’s where it peaks… crap.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    And finished Valerian. Not good. Not good at all. Opening scene was great though. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6oTziHKM_c

  • Cap_N_Jack

    But what a way to go! And I don’t think any director with the track record of reviews Villeneuve has could be ousted from hollywood in the manner of Josh Trank. Chances are, he won’t be given as big budget of properties.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Shocking in the sense that it’s a guaranteed box office bomb.
    Blade Runner 2049 could’ve gone either way but there’s a 100% chance that this will bomb.
    And it’ll bomb hard.
    If it’s a big budget, which odds are it will be, it might kik his career.

  • I did not. Was there phone-throwing involved?

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Shocking in a good or bad way? I’m excited about it but I think him convincing a studio its going to be a Star Wars style blockbuster will be a miracle and a lie.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    You should watch it.

  • Yea… you hasn’t seen it!

    (Looks for door to make a fast exit)

  • Did you hear what Russel Crowe said about the sequel last month?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It’s shocking to me that anyone would give him money to make dune

  • I disagree. By biggest issue with Homecoming is the blatant “look! We’re in the MCU now!” It’s distracting have an MCU reference spewed every five minutes. Also it messed with the timeline and I’m a stickler for continuity.

    But Aunt May is hot and Tom Holland is becoming the best Spidey. Yet still doesn’t make it better than the Maguire trilogy imo.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Per the most recent info, it will be Dune and then Cleopatra.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I agree.
    I believe he’s doing Cleopatra first though.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It’s much better than 3.
    Michael Keaton alone is better than anything in 3.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I wouldn’t have minded if she was unlikable if she had an interesting arc.
    But it’s “i wish i could leave California”
    That’s it.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    I feel like the only people who aren’t in that group are those who haven’t seen Master and Commander. That film is a masterpiece.

  • Oh hell yes!

  • You in the group that wanted a Master & Commander 2?

  • It’s my favorite Scooby Doo movie. Zombie Island, Witchs Ghost, Alien Invaders, and Cyber Chase are the first four DTV movies and the four best.

    Dark Mature realistic Scooby is the best kind.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Valerian is really fun…whenever the characters aren’t speaking. The script sounds at intervals like it was written by a 12 year old or badly translated from another language. There’s fun stuff here and I’m glad I’m watching it, but it’s not good.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    That movie really scared me as a child.

  • Fair enough. I guess I want a new pirate franchise.

  • TheGreenMalice

    Having an unlikable lead character really set it back. You can have quirky and annoying, but you have to give the audience something to connect with.

  • I’m gonna disagree with all of this.
    – Yes Pirates 6/7
    – a Pirates with no Jack Sparrow isn’t a Pirates film. Disney also say they’re not doing Pirates without Depp
    – 90 MINUTES is too short. Keep it just over 2 hours. 100-130 MINUTES should be the goal.

  • I’m going to disagree with most of this.
    – No Pirates 6 (or 7)
    – If we must have a Pirates 6, give us completely new characters, few of them, and lock the runtime to 90m. Hell, I’d take the All is Lost approach to the franchise if I had my way.

  • Starting 2018 off right by watching Scooby Doo on Zombie Island!

  • Pirates 6 needs to have a simple plot. Davy Jones is back. Will, Elizabeth, Jack, Henry, “witch love interest”, and the regular supporting pirates against Davy Jones and a reincarnated Black Beard. Okay that already sounds convoluted. But I like my Pirates films when everyone is back stabbing everyone about twenty times a film.

    And then throw in Charlie Hunnam as a new pirate that is like a new Sparrow esque character.

    2 Part epic actually. Pirates 6/7 to end the franchise. Go all out. Work on the story. Have it come out in early 2020s. More practical design.

  • This is the first year I saw every major superhero film in theaters. But I agree. MCU films weren’t a joy (except Ragnarok). They need to push the boundaries (Infinity War HYPE)

  • Looking forward to seeing your rundown of 2017.

    I think I’m in the minority of Homecoming not being better than any of the Maguire films.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Hollywood doesn’t learn silly

  • Watching Pirates 5, so I can finally return it to Netflix and get another disc… So much great production design wasted on another bloated, convoluted plot.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    This wasn’t a superhero year for me. Outside of Logan I either skipped or was mildly disappointed by everything. If anything, this was the year where I feel like the blockbuster bubble burst for me. I’m ready for new stuff. Bring on Villeneuve’s Dune!

  • Indianamcclain

    Even as someone who enjoyed it the 100% on RT is surprising.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Other than Logan being first, our list is completely different

  • Wonder Woman ranks about middle of the pack for 2017 superhero films for me. Logan, Thor: Ragnarok, Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2., Justice League, and then Spider-Man: Homecoming. Heck, JL might be about GotG 2. If it wasn’t for Thor 3 the MCU would have had a rough year imo.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    20th Century Women and Kings Of Summer are two from the last couple of years that i really dug.
    I don’t mind coming of age films, i just like good stories.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    I would agree but for critics, it’s everything. And in this day and age (and this year particularly), the media is chomping at the bit for a female film creator to champion. Look at the reaction to Wonder Woman (which as far as I can tell from any fair standard was a decent but uninspired superhero film).

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Yeah, I don’t really like those type of coming of age stories. My personal viewpoint is that adolescence is much less formative than fiction would have one believe.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I believe that’s the case but i didn’t have time

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It’s great if you’ve never seen a film about a teenager before

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Yes.

  • Were-bear? So like a werewolf bear?!

  • I feel the gender of the director is only a big deal for a small Minority of movie watchers. I could ask a dozen of my friends what their favorite movie is but I bet only 1 or 2 could name the director. If you’re not Steven Spielberg or Christopher Nolan, chances are audiences could care less who directs.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    My brother claimed it felt like a boyhood wannabe that was good but only earth-shattering if you felt like the director being a woman was a big deal . I tend to agree with him on these things but I haven’t seen it.

  • Worth it.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It was also 2 and a half hours.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    There was some funny ideas and i liked some of the characters but something about it felt flat

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I’m in the minority.
    I wouldn’t talk anyone out of seeing it, it just didn’t work for me

  • William Dhalgren

    I’m certainly not the person to try and convince you that it’s satisfying.

  • William Dhalgren

    You are not.

  • William Dhalgren

    I have the book. I’ll have to check it out.

  • William Dhalgren

    Totally. But there’s so much more at play here.

  • William Dhalgren

    I despise ideologues.

  • William Dhalgren

    I had drinks with oreodogvomit last week and he said something along the same lines. I’m guessing there’s a bit of sarcasm in your last sentence?

  • Thanks. I’ll live tho. I just hope the movie didn’t rely on he spoiler to be satisfying.

  • William Dhalgren

    Not what I meant, Duke. Sorry the movie was spoiled for you, man.

  • Nope. 1500

  • DryButSoupy

    Reach for the stars! What’s the current record? Have we reached 2000 yet?

  • TheGreenMalice

    I tried to warn people the other day. I don’t get the praise for it either.

  • You’re wrong. This reads like a New J-Mart speech.

  • Bad decision. Lost City of Z is a solid 7.5 or 8/10

  • This is the best thing you’ve ever written. As far as I can tell it’s grammatically correct and only has two exclamation marks.

    J-Mart, welcome back. Let’s make 2018 rock.

  • Indianamcclain

    I dug it. Not amazing, but very entertaining.

  • Poppity⛄

    I’m ashamed to say how much time it took me to realise that was Will Ferrell.

  • Poppity⛄

    From who are you running? 😛

  • Poppity⛄

    Like I’ve mentioned before, my kid knew spoilers from his school friends before the film was even released. Mark Hamill has been granting some interviews as of late and the titles offer major spoilers to the storyline. I guess you just can’t get around it. But, they are only minor détails, really. I’m sure there are plenty of good things to discover if you are a Star Wars fan.

  • Poppity⛄

    My dad texted me about Penn State’s bowl win. I’m the only one who doesn’t seemingly keep up with that. LOL
    Happy New Year to you, pal!

  • Poppity⛄

    Oh boy do I understand though for probably very different reasons.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Don’t ever do it again

  • Sailor Monsoon

    After lady bird ended, me and my lady both guessed it was an 130 minute film.
    It’s only 90 minutes.
    This shit did not work for me.

  • It was foolish of me to hesitate.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Its got a crime fighting were-bear.
    You get that shit.

  • Anyone watch that Russian superhero movie Guardians yet? It’s on Amazon Video for $5, and I have $3 credit.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    2018 is already dead to me

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I passed on the lost city of z and blade of the immortal to watch this
    I’m not happy with my decision

  • Film is in an odd space with Rotten Tomatoes.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It was a huge scandal
    I’m serious

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It’s the hot indie this year
    It got a perfect 100 rotten tomatoes score

  • I keep seeing this title float around, but I know nothing about it. I’ll leave it in the outskirts.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I would wait till the list but fuck it
    Lady Bird
    I’m not getting the love for this thing

  • For reals though I’m curious what movie you’re talking about.

  • Did Sweet Jesus have a wide release?

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    2018 looking pretty good.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    The last film i decided to watch for my 2017 list is easily the most disappointing.
    Sweet Jesus why the fuck is this treated like the second coming of Christ?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Yes

  • I thought it was common knowledge that Jar-Jar became a trafficker.

  • Indianamcclain

    Happy New Years!

  • Maybe because I was just watching R&M, but this reads like Rick’s speech… https://youtu.be/9Gtc4DHYvc0

  • Happy New Year
    LOVE TO ALL

  • Indianamcclain

    Happy New Years

  • New J-Mart

    2017 is finally over and 2018 is finally here exiles! A time for celebration, and partying is among us.
    Hope all you exiles are having a very Happy New Year and have great New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe you exiles could give me some resolutions to improve myself in 2018?
    2018 is not only going to be a great year for Movies and TV Show and music and streaming services. it will be a great year for all of here at FilmExodus.
    I would like to make a toast to all the exiles here and the many more that are yet to come.
    We will continue to prosper and flourish as the years come on and each of us will become better writers and go on various different paths. @sailormonsoon:disqus will keep on doing his lists and recommend movies we have never seen. @BB_Ben:disqus will keep doing his fantastic podcasts. @MarmadukeKarlston:disqus will keep on breaking the news that come out of the movie industry. @Kem0sabe:disqus will keep spinning the roulette to review movies for the fans. @poppitypop:disqus will keep poppin the classic film reviews and the AFI’s. As for me.
    I am making a ton of lists for January looking ahead to 2018 and looking back at the interesting year that was 2017, as well as some lists were it is all about the fans. I want to know what movies they are excited for and what movies did they despise as I care for the fans we have in this great site.
    I went through a revelation during these past couple of months. I hanging out with friends and had some fun playing video games, hanging out at the mall, talking to people about our hobbies and I had a great holiday season and so far having a fantastic winter break. I needed the time off and I needed to find myself and make my life a much better place. I started reading books and enjoying life because that’s what everyone should do. 2018 is going to be a big year for all of us and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but here with my family and friends and writing things that not only I enjoy but the fans as well. So as 2017 is leaving us let’s make 2018 one of the best years of our whole lives. Let’s have some fun and hang out with the best people around and write about what we love the most.

    From the bottom of my heart to all of yours. I can’t wait to see what 2018 will be like with all of you around to join me and support me and help me anywhere anytime.

    Happy New Year! Let’s have a great 2018! 2018 will not only be a great year for FilmExodus but it will be a great year for all of us that make this site thrive and a great place to go to every single day.

    Hope everyone has a great 2018 and let’s make some memories that we will keep for our entire lives.

    Just like The Terminator said a long time ago…

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    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4fbe7b2809f5bc0f089b9315b79fcbe8a9afaf44d155e61883e9f22af1dbf7f2.gif

    Hope all your exiles are partying hard but not too hard and having a very happy new year and a great start to 2018!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0edbd2c6e846a196b5ddb14f6140bfe7afceccd9c2f125def5e863e8b5d28af3.jpg

    Good night Exiles, lets start the new year with a bang and some fireworks.

    Everyone have a great 2018!

    J-Mart 🙂

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I got it spoiled for me too but i didn’t really care

  • Reasoning checks out.

  • Busy. Now I’m not near a theater for the holidays.

    Also. It’s ridiculously cold outside Ben. Duke ain’t leaving his heated house for something as trivial as Star Wars!

  • Wait, why haven’t you seen it yet?

  • Beginning of TLJ spoils the movie? Idk I’ve heard a couple things but this is the most out right spoiler I’ve accidentally stumbled across. Seems like it’s pretty major.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Damn right you did.
    You ain’t gonna kill any version of monsoon with no dime store hood.
    You’re going to need to bust out at least 50 dollars

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    He should be. I paid that hitman a lot of money.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Thank you my good man
    And i totally would have

  • William Dhalgren

    There you go.

  • William Dhalgren

    I saw half of Tin Tin yesterday…

  • William Dhalgren

    It was spoiled from the beginning.

  • William Dhalgren

    Boo bully boo bully boo bully boo ha!

  • William Dhalgren

    Yeah….

  • I was doing so good. And then some asshole on Instagram had a stupid meme in that suggestion section.

    Needless to say, The Last Jedi has been spoiled.

  • Thanks.

  • I know 😏

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I need to see if future me is still dead

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    I resolve to read that post and leave a nice comment.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    We must go back to the future, Monsoon.

  • me_irl

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Oooo!

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Good job.
    I’m proud of you

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Whenever i see you use “FEx,” I think FedEx. Just putting that out there.

  • Overview is up. I wrote nice things. Go read them.

    Also movie resolutions post. Oooo

  • Likewise

  • 11 films if I started with Brawl in Cell Block 99

  • He had a gf idk if he still does. I meant J-Mary’s optimism. That guy hates Sony. Otherwise he’s stoked and !!!!!! the shit out of anything. Guys optimism is contagious.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I’m still in the past

  • TheDeadFellow

    HAPPY NEW YEAR FUCKOS

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Was that like 6 films?

  • Is J-Mary single?

  • Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey 🎸

  • I am really liking Caps new optimistic self. FEx needs this optimism in J-Mary’s absence.

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron. Decided against watching BTTF Part II. I movie marathoned myself tired.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    It’s 10:40 here and I’m headed to bed after watching maybe half of Valerian. I don’t do New Years resolutions but I have some goals:

    –Go on two consecutive dates with a girl this year
    –Run a full 13 miles (my best is 9.5)
    –Read more books (I love to but I rarely make time)
    –Spend less time on the internet
    –Make an effort to enjoy my daily life

    Good night all, I like each and every one of you. Except one. I’ll let you guess who I refer to.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Nah man, look lively, new year, new opportunities. Us constantly single (but devilishly handsome) types are in for a change.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It’ll be lady bird

  • TheDeadFellow

    I’d almost want to see examples of this, if only out of morbid curiosity.

  • TheDeadFellow

    So what’s the last movie you watch this year? I did two: Logan Lucky and The Lost City of Z. I’d say that’s a good capper, especially after watching the garbage that was Unforgettable.

  • I updated your Complete Works page so it’s all ready for 2018! (Also, don’t forget your Movie Watch List for December 2017)

  • You already made me take your shitty flight, and now you want me to eat your food?!

  • And what’s the deal with airline food?

  • Personally I finally evolved from Lego Hawkeye into Human Hawkeye, and boy are my arms tired!
    (I don’t think that’s how the joke is supposed to go :/)

  • Haha, I know! My “New BB” is… ironic? I dunno, I ain’t improving shit.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Nobody is a forever alone

  • Sailor Monsoon

    You’re gonna have to wait my friend.

  • Haha I’ll be Duke tomorrow. (Pssst I changed my profile pic)

  • Verdict? Or shall I wait for the list?

  • I did it first!
    … but to be fair, I’m not actually changing anything but my name.

  • Lemme rub your belly gem.

  • Copying my name again eh

  • @stevenmackley:disqus

    Done. Next?

  • What’s your favorite New Years movie? I like When Harry Met Sally, but watching it is a bit masochistic as a ForeverAlone.

  • That seems unnecessary.

  • Patent pending

  • Better start tagging trolls.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I used ma peepers

  • How’d you know!

  • Someone’s got to grab the torch in his absence.

    And it’s D-Karl

  • Sailor Monsoon

    You cut your hair

  • TheGreenMalice

    Simmer down J-Duke…

  • New look, name, and bio for 2018. Can you tell What’s changed?

  • I encourage all of you with copies of AoU to watch the gag reel. Erik Selvig has some hilarious lines for that one scene with the female student.

    Also, apologies for spamming the post with MCU comments. (Sorry not sorry)

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Monsoon just watched Mother!

  • Pffffftt, Your first mistake was assuming I knew what you were talking about after Black Mirror.

  • I’d say Valerian, but only because I still need to see it.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Pfft, your first mistake was insulting a book by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • All terrible options.

    Watch Back to the Future.

  • I love Hawkeye’s dry wit.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Ok Guys, choice for tonight: Watch Valerian, Watch Black Mirror, read ‘5 kids walk into a bank’, read ‘When we were orphans’, or play ‘brawlhalla’

  • Meet-Up!

    And there is an internet timer… but it’s easy to turn off :/

  • They also had Chip, Dale and Baloo. I think I made the right choice.

  • TRUTH.

  • An Internet timer. Tinder for friendships. How have we not started kickstarters for these inventions!!

  • He just needs an internet timer or something.
    In fact so do I.

  • I bet I would’ve liked Ultron a lot if the marketing didn’t make him seem much more menacing.

  • One thing I hate about AoU is how everyone’s like “Ultron gets this from Stark” Uh what? He’s a robot IA. He’s got no Stark DNA in him.

    Also Ultron should have had zero jokes.

  • I’d give my top 5 rn but if we’re ranking the MCU films in May I’ll just wait until then.

    My list will probably be the craziest tho.

  • True but Hawkeyes my favorite and he has an arc soooooo

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Wasting time??
    Why i never.

  • Yeah that claim is ridiculous. DC fanboys are really bad about it too.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It’s a hit or miss show but the highs are much higher than the lows

  • TheDeadFellow

    I was actually more inclined that as a slight towards r/movies. The amount of posts I’ve been seeing from that sub with people think critics were paid off are insane.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Fair enough. I watched two. One quite good. One quite…not.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Not yet.
    Been too busy watching movies

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Totally! You been watching the new season? I feel like since it moved to Netflix it’s become apparent they should have stuck with three episode seasons. They felt tighter.

  • Indianamcclain

    One problem I have with that film is that a good chunk of the main characters don’t really go through anything. Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor don’t really have an arc.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    15 Million Merits should’ve been the pilot

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Then he should’ve retired earlier…

    Hot burns.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Ranking of Black Mirror Episodes I have seen
    1. 15 Million Merits
    2. Be Right Back
    3. The Entire History of You
    4. The National Anthem
    5. White Christmas
    6. San Junipero
    7. Metalhead
    8. Nosedive
    9. Hated in the Nation
    10. White Bear
    11. Shut Up and Dance
    12. Men Against Fire
    13. USS Callister
    14. That Waldo Moment
    15. Playtest

  • Alas it’s better to retire a hero than to live long enough to become the villain.

    The Dark J-Mart

  • Sailor Monsoon

    He had a good run

  • Your work is amazing things.

  • Noooo

  • There is no Dana, only Zuul.

  • Maybe back tomorrow. Not sure about the deets.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    ………..retired

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Whaaaaaaa

  • J-Mart and Mister S definitely helped.

    Where is the J-Mart!

  • It’s top 5 for me.

  • Alright!

  • Cap_N_Jack

    You’re not? So I’ve been wasting my time for almost a year now flirting with you?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    If i was a woman….

  • Cap_N_Jack

    You are of course allowed to note, from my picture on the about page, how devastatingly handsome I am and how any girl would be lucky to have me.

  • Also if you start it @10:27:52pm, apparently the ball will drop right as Venkman says “Happy New Year.”

  • Indianamcclain

    I just like that the second film has a lot of the Ghostbusters hanging out with each other. I feel like there wasn’t quite as much of that in the first film.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Thumbs up

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Jealous

  • Cap_N_Jack

    I’m here to help man.

  • I like it almost as much as the first.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Hey guys, I finished a very rough draft of my portfolio. https://asagiannini.wixsite.com/portfolio

    Just remember, not looking for helpful and constructive criticism, just want people to say amazing things about my work.

  • Yeah but 1000 of them were J-Mart’s.

  • Indianamcclain

    Oh ok. Anyway, I wasn’t a huge fan of AoU. Very middle of the road for me.

  • Confirmed. Strucker has almost the same screentime in AoU as TWS. What a shame.

  • No no that’s @bb_ben:disqus watching one a week. I might marathon the recent films in April. Rn all I’ve watched is Thor, TWS and AoU.

  • Indianamcclain

    I thought you were supposed to be watching these every month. Why are you doing a marathon right now?

  • Indianamcclain

    Wow, I don’t think I’ve met anybody that disliked it that much.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Fair enough

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Do.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Can.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    We.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Believe.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I.

  • Age of Ultron has some of the best scenes in MCU history

  • Ghostbusters (2016) that is

  • Goal of 5000 comments for one post for 2018?

  • DryButSoupy

    I’m sure it’s got something to do with the holidays. I know my internet access was limited for almost a week starting on Christmas Eve while I was out of town. It’ll pick up, I’m sure within a week or two if not sooner.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    One step too far

  • Remember when we used to get these suckas to 1200+ comments.

    Ah those were the days yessiree

  • There is no Ghostbusters.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    There is no Ghostbusters 2.

  • Indianamcclain

    Does Ghostbusters 2 count as a New Year’s film?

  • Indianamcclain

    I don’t mind them. It’s nice to see an artistic stamp like that on an MCU film.

  • I wrote a new article. Y’all go read it.

    It’s an opinion one so lots of clicks I mean comments.

  • I might watch BTTF Part 2. If you start it at like 10:32PM or something Doc will be sent to Jan 1, 1885 when 12AM 2018 strikes. I’m not that picky to nail the perfection on my end but it’s not a bad idea.

  • He is doing everything. That guys got a full plate. Someone could do a post on every project this guy had lined up.

    Yet he’s doing a damn F&F spinoff no one wants!

  • Don’t look at me!

  • Ah that old struggle

  • r/boxoffice, or Reddit in general? I haven’t been on there much lately.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Why isn’t everyone doing something with him?

  • TheDeadFellow

    Of course they would. They have an extreme hate boner for TLJ, to the point of having borderline conspiracy theories that follow the “CRITICS WERE PAYED OFF TO GIVE THIS GOOD REVIEWS” bullshit.

  • Reddit has failed me again.

    EDIT: Oh, they think it could top the 4-day weekend… https://www.reddit.com/r/boxoffice/comments/7n9f4t/dom_the_drums_are_getting_louder_sonys_jumanji_is/

  • Oh right, I meant I don’t get why he isn’t the villain in Shazam. But like you said, I guess they want to develop him as an established anti-hero or something first. WB is probably leaving voicemails on his machine, like, “Hey man… you wanna get started on this soon? We’d love to have ya. Hit us back!”

  • TheDeadFellow

    Nope. According to Box Office Mojo, Last Jedi is still number one. That being said, Jumanji is at a very close number two. Look here: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

    Meanwhile, All The Money In The World debuted at number seven, which sucks.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    I think that might have something to do with him being Black Adam. If I remember correctly, he had the choice of Shazam or Adam and he picked the latter. Maybe they want to keep him as part of this universe as long as possible so they’ve had to rework stuff so he’s not just a one and done villain. IDK, but it’s ridiculous. One of the biggest movie stars in the world and they’re just sitting on him.

  • I can’t fathom why they claim to be leaving him out of the Shazam movie. Scheduling conflicts is all I can figure. Or he’s like, a surprise cameo.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    The Rock is money.

    NOW WHY THE FUCK IS DC DOING NOTHING WITH THIS MAN?!!

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Whoa. I mean, that’s like a Keanu Reeves level “whoa.”

  • “I have errands today.”

    (looks at weather)
    “Nevermind.”

    (looks at due Redbox movie)
    “Dammit.”

  • Sailor Monsoon

    If only there was an editor to constantly fix my mistakes

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Happy New Year pops!

  • I had no idea what little competition was against Star Wars. It paid for Sony to take that gamble.

  • Poppity⛄

    Maybe people are just maxed out with Star Wars. It could be a nice change! 🙂

  • Poppity⛄

    I’m clocking out just to watch a nice film or something. I don’t plan on traditionally celebrating the New Year although I will glance at the TV to watch the display at the Arc de Triomphe. (It was so much better when they had fireworks at the Eiffel Tower.) It will be midnight in less than one hour and a half from now.

    Anyways, I wish each and every one of you a great end to 2017. Best wishes for 2018! 😀

  • I discovered this after thinking I might use my MoviePass and see Jumanji in an empty theater. Was shocked to see that it’s nearly full.

  • Jumanji beat The Last Jedi at the box office this weekend, and is becoming one of Sony’s biggest hits. Madness.

  • Poppity⛄

    I’m firmly set in the past, Sailor, and the sensation is ever-increasing!

  • If someone fixed the grammar on yours they’d be perfect. Those Top 100 lists are 🙌🏼🙌🏼

  • It’s easy if the compliments are the truth!

    Salesman Duke. I like the sound of that.

  • Bad Poppy!

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Pops!
    My heart!

  • Poppity⛄

    I don’t ever go to the cinema and refuse to hear English-soundtrack films dubbed. I’ll try to think of the most recent film that I have seen … hmmm …

    Edit: We rented Jason Bourne and Jurassic World, so I at least saw 2 films from 2016. If I had a pay-per-view option, I’m sure I would not be at “0” for 2017. But hey, Prez Macron just promised that he would boost rural internet by 2020. :-/

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I wonder what the most controversial aspect of my list will be.
    Probably where the MCU films ended up.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Such scandal!

  • Sailor Monsoon

    My favorite place for wind!

  • Sailor Monsoon

    You doing my heart a hurting

  • Poppity⛄

    My 2017 film count is at 0!

  • Poppity⛄

    If Pickford floats your boat, that is. 😉
    Pickford was a bit haughty in my opinion and Gish was much more down-to-earth. That’s just personal preference.
    I was reading some juicy gossip on Pickford’s brother who was married to a lady called Olive Thomas, if memory serves. I love vintage drama!

  • Poppity⛄

    Nope, not true. Your writing is inspirational and that is not just hot wind up your ass!

  • Poppity⛄

    Mine is passable and sometimes is littered with European influence, though I try to make an effort to speak like a native.
    Duke, you know how to give out the compliments … you should be a salesman!

  • Sailor Monsoon

    2017 but i didn’t see that one.

  • I think my 2017 film count is at 25 maybe.

    Also, you counting Lost City of Z as 2016 or 2017?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Stop lying.
    You know goddamn well i write slightly better than a drunk pirate with hooks for hands.

  • I’ll try looking at it not on mobile. That might help.

  • Also bc everyone here writes excellently. Are y’all English majors?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    *pushes glasses up my nose or whatever the cliche thing is that denotes I’m about to say something nerdy*
    Actually that would be Mary Pickford

  • Poppity⛄

    That’s probably also because we are less used to their writing style. 😉

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I love those things

  • Aw, nuts. It’s the best Google can give me.

  • Poppity⛄

    It’s supposed to be quite good. I found it sifting through the United Artists catalogue of films. She was the silent queen! 🙂

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Not enough

  • I swear Baron Von Strucker gets more screentime in his TWS post credits scene than in all of AoU.

    I will confirm this too bc AoU is next up on my movie marathon.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Gish is m’lady

  • JESUS how many did you watch?!

  • Poppity⛄

    Neither have I. I’m watching it on my plain TV set. LOL
    An international/multicultural theatre would probably only be found in Paris. For now, all I’ve got are my domestic screens. I’ve got a 1918 Lillian Gish silent to watch in the coming days if I get a chance.

  • -23 is like tshirt temperature for me haha.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Half done with the mega movie roundup.
    Only 35 more to go

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Almost everyone in that was miscast

  • ITS TOO BLURRRRREEEEE

  • I’ll let you know haha. I’m reposting the AFI 100 in 2018 in hopes some fresh blood as well as some who have done 1 or 2 will take another couple. Some of the best Afi have been done by someone who did just that one.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Nobody will ever consider you reviewing anything “overstepping”

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I’ve never seen a single Chaplin film on the big screen
    :'(

  • Poppity⛄

    I don’t want to monopolise them. I just want to offer a helping hand, so you let me know when I’m overstepping. 🙂

  • I love how TWS makes a big deal of Fury burning his eye patch yet it’s back within a year for AoU. All it did was make one appearance in the AoS s1 finale. Tsk tsk Feige. I actually liked that new look for Fury.

  • Poppity⛄

    I just saw an advertisement for West Side Story while waiting for Modern Times and guilt set in. I don’t like the film and think that Natalie Wood is ridiculously miscast but I’m a team player. Plus, it’s a challenge. 🙂

  • She’s got like 15! She’s my saving grace!

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Agreed a million percent

  • Poppity⛄

    Ummm … that’s cold. We were up to 15°C today. How in the world can you face it outside in those températures?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Pops is going AFI crazy!

  • Poppity⛄

    I thought about you because they are playing Modern Times on ARTE. Caught Doctor Zhivago the other night. It’s incredible. I’m in love with David Lean.

  • I think he was put in time-out again, til tomorrow…

  • Poppity⛄

    @DukeGoesHawaiian:disqus
    I see that West Side Story is still on the AFI 100 list so I will happily sign-up for that one. It’s playing here this week so I will be brave and endure the endless singing and dancing. Are you alright with that?

    Also, I believe I asked for Double Indemnity, so you can feel free to take it off the list.
    How did The Best Years of Our Lives end up on the list again? I love that movie … I’ll take it too! 😀

  • It’s called Meet-Up, but it’s hard to find people who work odd hours.

  • Can’t unsee them. They’ve nearly ruined what was already a “pretty okay” MCU film.

  • Indianamcclain
  • @joshuamartyniouk:disqus come ring in the new year with us!!!

  • Someone needs to make a tinder but for friendships.

  • “You know you’re heavier than you look”
    “I had a big breakfast”

    Just got this. It’s because Sam made Cap breakfast!

    I hope you’ve been enjoying Duke doesn’t pick up on jokes

  • Just poking fun at my lack of friends.

  • Indianamcclain

    Hell yes

  • Not that I recall although nothing’s stopping you from playing by yourself. It’s nowhere near as fun.

  • Ah. Never really noticed. Of course Thor was movie 8 in my movie marathon so they’re all starting to blur together.

  • I keep thinking sailor’s last name is moonson but it’s Monsoon. So technically it still works without the son! I made a mistake!

    Sailor Monsoon on a Teaspoon is the new saying. Someone put that on a tshirt!

  • Sleeping in: Still the greatest holiday gift.

  • I’m thinking of doing a 5 Underutilized MCU Villains list. So much potential wasted.

  • I don’t think Strong has ever had a Weak performance. I even liked him in Brothers Grimsby.

    Julianne Moore was good, but there wasn’t enough of her. I’m tired of villains being in the background of action movies.

  • I know there have been other movies like this, but I’m drawing a blank.

  • I’ll be using a Purple Monkey Dishwasher Redbox code myself.

  • A friend kept telling me to check it out because it’s “original,” but that wasn’t enough of a sell. Story seemed meh.

  • I cleaned up in Pictionary once. But I avoid most trivia games.

  • Sailor Moon on a spoonson?

  • Do those games have a single-player edition?

  • Many shots are tilted in Thor 1.

  • I just realized that when Sitwell and Senatir Stern are talking it’s about a 23 year old woman. Damn do I miss a lot of subtle jokes the first few times watching stuff.

    Also, The Winter Soldier is frickin’ amazing. Top 3 MCU Baby!

  • Indianamcclain

    He’s always referred to it as a kid’s film even before the prequels were made. I only know this because my Laserdiscs told me so.

  • Sailor Monsoon on a Teaspoon has a nice ring to it actually.

  • Dutch angle?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Sailor is friends with everyone

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It’s a weird special.

  • DryButSoupy

    It’s been a while since I’ve seen it, but I don’t remember Frosty. I could be wrong, though.

  • Indianamcclain

    Isn’t it a crossover special? Like doesn’t Rudolph meet up with Frost the Snowman, or am I getting it confused with something else?

  • DryButSoupy

    Yeah. As a kid I liked it, but looking back that thing is weird.

  • Indianamcclain

    I have many editions of Scene It. I mainly play the movie one for obvious reasons.

  • Indianamcclain

    Is that from the Rudolph New Year’s special?

  • Indianamcclain

    The fight with the Frost Giants is still one of the best action sequences out of all the Thor films. Did the Dutch Angle bother you on rewatch?

  • DryButSoupy
  • I second this statement.

  • I’m more impressed you’re friends with Kenneth Branagh.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Tonight
    All the movies will be watched

  • King Alvarez’s Evil Twin

    I watched Colossal and The Disaster Artist on Thursday. Both were pretty good but not mind blowing. Saw The Last Jedi again on Saturday with the wife, we both agree that its a half hour too long, but I still really liked it. Last night was low key and we stayed in and watched junk tv. San Andreas was on TNT and that passed the time better than I expected. it’s so fucking outrageous, but entertaining. A million times better that that bomb 2012. Tonight, no movies will be watched.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I’m telling him you messed his name up

  • I had typed Kevin Feige and Then went nope and erased Feige. And then went Branaghs first name is Kevin I believe so that’s right. Looking at it now I’m shaking my head.

    Kenneth Branagh*

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Then you better spell his name right!

  • I applaud Kevin Branagh then

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Dats the life

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It probably depends on the director

  • Same

  • Watching Thor I’ve noticed Laufey king of the frost giants is makeup and not CGI. Me thinks Feige and they MCU have gotten a little too sloppy regarding the overabundance of CGI villains.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Damn near all I’m doing today is movies and writing about movies

  • Oh Hai Mark

  • Nice.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Yes

  • TheDeadFellow
  • You watching them all tonight?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Agreed

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Mother
    Lady bird
    Blade of the immortal

  • My family each had our favorite where we dominated.

    Digital movie games like Heads Up can’t compete with Scene-It

  • TheDeadFellow

    And those are?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I still have 3 films to see

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Nope
    The first part comes out the first

  • TheDeadFellow

    Should we expect to see it tonight?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Cough

  • Sailor Monsoon

    15-30 seconds.
    You’d miss less than a minute of film

  • TheDeadFellow

    Alright, I’m seeing images for movies like It Comes At Night and Brigsby Bear in the image gallery. WHO’S GOTTA 2017 LIST INCOMING?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Years ago
    Escape from tomorrow.
    It’s not good

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Nobody would ever play with me twice

  • Also, does anyone miss those Scene It DVD games? I’d love a MCU edition right about now.

  • Right. I forgot “go for a walk” was synonymous with “take a piss”

    If you’re talking Fahrenheit it’s -23 here.

  • DryButSoupy

    We’re up to a balmy 16 now…with a windchill of 6. If she starts whimpering next to the door I might have to be brave and head out. Or hold her over the toilet.

  • I thought Mark Strong really shone in the film. Strong is alongside Stanley Tucci in actors in supporting roles I love to see show up in films.

    Now Spoilers below. Proceed with caution Exiles.

    killing Lancelot and all of Kingsman I didn’t like. Julianne Moore was wasted and fuck Elton John his cameo was bad.

  • Boo to you sir! Kingsman is a crown jewel in quality entertainment.

  • Ah Jimmy Neutron. One of my least favorite cartoons I watched.

  • I’m watching Thor, Winter Soldier, and Age of Ultron today.

    And this reminds me I need to begin planning for the Road to Infinity review series and the collab ranking.

  • Someone’s watched Sherlock!

  • I’m not buying it!

  • Buy him a treadmill!

  • DryButSoupy

    It’s sunny. And I want to take my dog for a walk. But it’s 13 degrees.

  • DryButSoupy

    I’m sure he’d tell us to just watch the damn movie.

  • DryButSoupy

    Terrence Howard and Ed Norton are both inferior in their role to the current actors who portray those characters. Norton, I could live with, but Howard was never Rhodey to me. I won’t lie and say that Cheadle is the perfect Rhodey, but at least he’s a better and more charismatic actor. IM3 wouldn’t have been as good if it was Howard as the other half of that “buddy duo.”

  • Yo @sailormonsoon:disqus did that film where the guy shot at Disney parks secretly ever come out? It was like a horror film or evil documentary about Disney I think.

  • Ive read the Wikipedia synopsis. It doesn’t help! Sailor needs to give us the dirty details!

  • DryButSoupy

    Thank you. I’m going to start using the phrase “store it in my mind place” instead of “remember” now.

    Film Exodus even enriches our proverbial word power. Go us.

  • DryButSoupy

    That’s odd. I’ve seen this movie on “best of” lists from a lot of writers and critics. Like…critics that I wouldn’t think would like it on the ideological right and the ideological left. That much of a u-turn, eh? I hate it when a movie does that. I appreciate the advice, but I’m just too darn curious for my own good. Hell, I might even go read the wikipedia entry just to find out what happened…Curiosity may well end up killing this cat.

  • DryButSoupy

    You’re right…but the cynic in me wonders if the “Star Wars is a kids film” talk by Lucas isn’t just revisionist history a little bit in order to explain away the juvenile and silly nature of the prequels, in particular, The Phantom Menace.

  • Indianamcclain

    I went to a Jurassic Park triple feature a few years ago, and everybody in the theatre jumped at that part.

  • I’m not gonna watch it but now I want to know what happens!

  • Bingo. I expected it to happen too.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    We’ll resume this conversation in 2 months

  • Indianamcclain

    I’ll get back to you when I see it.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I understand completely.
    It’s morbid curiosity but if you’re digging the film, the ending might ruin the whole experience.
    If you’re not, than the ending won’t bother you.

  • Indianamcclain

    Sailor, you telling me not to see it makes me want to see it even more now. How that works I have no idea.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I’m dead serious.
    I’ve never seen my lady turn on a film harder.
    This went from her favorite film of the year to her least favorite of the past couple of years in the span of 30 seconds.
    She legitimately got angry.

  • Indianamcclain
  • Sailor Monsoon

    Save this message for future you in February

  • Indianamcclain

    Then it looks like I’ll be using one of my Jolly Time Popcorn Netflix codes in February.

  • Indianamcclain

    Does anybody ever think about how crazy it is that the original Star Wars film is meant to be a kids film? Just the fact that Lucas respected children enough to invest all his time and energy into a kid’s film that changed Hollywood forever is moving. Just a random thought I had at 6 am.

  • TheDeadFellow

    It comes out in February.

  • Indianamcclain

    Is it out on Blu-Ray yet? I missed it when it was in theatres.

  • TheDeadFellow

    No I did not. EVERYTHING I KNOW IS A LIE.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    The Florida Project is amazing but, and i can not stress this enough: turn it the fuck off 3 seconds after a fat girl drops food into her lap. I believe it’s macaroni and cheese. Do. Not. Watch. The. Ending. The ending has nothing to do with either a fat girl or macaroni but that’s you fucking cue to get the fuck out. Don’t watch it!

  • Poppity⛄

    I love Lego but I get sick of putting the sets together for my kids! LOL I personally sometimes keep Playmobil sets for myself on display. I’m just a big kid. I guess we all have our specific vices. 🙂

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I did.
    But confession time *whispers* i don’t like legos *whispers*
    I’ll play the games and play with the toys but i would never buy a set to build something

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Apparently I’m penciled in for jan. 2nd

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I was fine with the princess
    The magic gel that brought everyone back to life and firth being back are terrible ideas

  • Poppity⛄

    Oh Good Lord. Please don’t tell me … !!!

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Beautiful

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Don’t hassle the hoff pops

  • Poppity⛄

    LOL Not really. It’s dated now but I think it will still surprise you. There is nothing like watching it the first time around. Seriously, you should catch this.

  • Poppity⛄

    Did you happen to see the Lego Yellow Submarine set? I think it’s a retired product but perhaps you can still find it for a good price because it’s rather recent.

  • Poppity⛄

    Germans also love David Hasselhoff. They clearly need help.

  • Poppity⛄
  • Poppity⛄

    My sister raved about this movie for years before I watched it and you are right, she also quoted this movie incessantly. However, I have to thank her for it because had I watched this movie blindingly, I don’t think I would have found it as funny as I did. It’s very off-the-wall.

  • Poppity⛄
  • Poppity⛄

    So you kept the little bugger, huh? 😉

  • Didn’t you know?

  • Lol now I have to watch that. Thanks.

  • Hell yeah

  • Live at Royal Albet Hall baby.

  • Pretty much. I was surprised they didn’t utilize him.

  • Indianamcclain

    Layer Cake, and Stardust are on my list of shame. I have yet to see either of them.

  • Makes sense. Tatum basically disappears.

  • TheGreenMalice

    Spoilers Below…
    Spoilers Below…
    Spoilers Below…
    Spoilers Below…

    From what I have heard, Tatum was hired as the guy with the lasso, but literally was recast and put on ice after due to scheduling conflicts. The very original teaser had him doing a lot more in the film. It certainly would have made his character look a lot less useless.

  • I wasn’t a huge fan either– I thought it was a mean film* (and not for anal jokes), but after the second one it at least feels solid.

    *I feel similar about Kick-Ass

    First Class is my favorite Vaughn flick (although I need to revisit Layer Cake and Stardust).

  • Indianamcclain

    Oh, right. Forgot about that. To be honest I wasn’t a huge fan of the first Kingsman. Looking at the other comic book films Vaughn has done it’s under Kick-Ass, and First Class for me.

  • a certain actor played the role he was hired for

    Could you elaborate?

  • TheGreenMalice

    The script may have worked better if the film wasn’t chopped to pieces, and a certain actor played the role he was hired for. It wouldn’t have been perfect, but it would have felt like things fit correctly in place.

  • She let him enter the backdoor for saving the world. A lot of critics thought the first movie was really mysoginistic.

  • Indianamcclain

    Buttsex hate? Haha! I don’t get it, is that something from the first film?

  • Her role almost felt like a response to all the buttsex hate. But I actually liked her a lot in part 2. She was more than just a Bond-esque hookup.

    EDIT: It also played well when he “had to” sleep with that woman to plant the device.

  • Indianamcclain

    Which Vaughn, and his regular co-writer wrote. One thing that would’ve helped is axing the Princess from the end of the first movie. Idk, why she needs to be there.

  • Iron Man (I’ll be adding bullets as I go)…
    – Call me crazy, but I won’t be surprised if Disney, decades down the line, pulls a Lucas and replaces Terrence Howard and Ed Norton with digital doubles of their successors.
    – I probably would’ve thought magic couldn’t fit in the grounded universe established in 2008, but here we are.
    – What if Thanos seemingly revived Yinsen to manipulate Stark? Terribly contrived, but I’d still sit up in my seat.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    But his direction is barely an issue.
    It’s the terrible script.

  • Didn’t Vaughn say that he’s not big on doing sequels to his own movies? I guess this helps explain it.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I adore the first film
    I don’t know what the hell happened with this one

  • That’s true, but I sensed people turn on it. I also got sick of people quoting it– similar to Austin Powers or Borat– but I never stopped loving it.

  • Indianamcclain

    When I was in middle school Napolean Dynamite was a popular movie. Everybody quoted it, and talked about it. I checked it out mainly based off the word of mouth at my school. So I don’t think people liking Napolean Dynamite is a rare thing.

  • Almost every star was wasted. Even Elton John, although funny, was reduced to just saying “fuck” a lot.

    EDIT: I can’t remember if he’s a surprise cameo, so I spoiler tagged it.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Shouldn’t have brought back firth.
    He was unnecessary

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Get on it

  • I was almost going to say the opposite (didn’t hate BKR, but it didn’t really do much for me… I’m the rare breed who thinks Napoleon is brilliant).

  • TheGreenMalice

    I feel like I am missing some connection that pretty much every critic had. At the same time I feel like the critical universe may have chose this film for political reasons and heaped praise to bolster it’s status… but I am (arguably) a man, and probably not allowed to make those allegations.

  • When the nostalgia subreddit starts trending posts from cartoons past my time (Jimmy Neutron), I feel really, really old.

  • Indianamcclain

    Well now I’m split because I liked Be Kind Rewind, but hated Napolean Dynamite.

  • Indianamcclain

    Is it when Julianne Moore’s character tells Malcolm’s daughter it’s safe to go under the door?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    There’s nothing i want more than too see a cannon produced Avengers film.
    Michael Dudikoff as Spider-Man
    Dolph Lundgren as the punisher
    Franco Nero as Hawkeye
    Charles Bronson as Nick Fury
    Chuck Norris as Captain America
    Richard Chamberlain as tony stark
    Bo Derek as Black Widow

    Clearly this would’ve been around 86-87

  • That you, Cannon Films?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Gimme 200 dollars and a bag of cocaine and I’ll make you the best goddamn superman film the world has ever seen.

  • I agree with you, but I really want a good Henry Cavill Superman… without creepy CG face.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It’s not in my bottom 10 but it’s close

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Doesn’t exist

  • Amen. Kingsman 2 is far down on my 2017 list which is a damn shame since I had high hopes.

  • I love how Wikipedia lists Inferno as Tom Hanks’ only live action sequel. No love for Angels & Demons?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    My 2017 movie list of movies.
    And i want kingsman to succeed desperately.
    I want more spy films than superhero films

  • What list? Or do you just mean in general?

    It has a lot of great stuff, but it isn’t really gelling. But if it takes Kingsman fizzling out to get Vaughn to fix Superman, I’ll take it.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    The more and more i think about that film, the lower and lower it gets on my list

  • Not that one!

  • Indianamcclain

    I feel the same way about the Terminator series.

  • Watching Kingsman 2.

    They certainly didn’t hand-wave Harry’s return.

  • Should have just been a trilogy. If anything I remember people saying catching fire should have been the one that got two parts.

  • Very nice.

  • Fucking The Lost World got me with a raptor jump scare.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I don’t dig it but everyone i know fucking loves it

  • William Dhalgren

    I played the shit out of Skyrim. This looks similar.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Almost definitely
    I’ve told everyone about it

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Yes

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Look down

  • Sailor Monsoon

    If you love the witcher, you could end up putting over 100 hours into it

  • William Dhalgren

    Yeah. I bought The Witcher 3 today, but never got around to playing it. Popped Tron Legacy in after connecting the speakers to see how it all sounded. This is the first time I’ve had a surround sound system with a proper receiver. I feel fancy.

  • William Dhalgren

    I thought the last two blew.

  • Sailor Monsoon
  • Sailor Monsoon

    That’s gonna go great with your ps4

  • William Dhalgren

    Oh, they’re not bad movies. What don’t you like?

  • William Dhalgren

    I love Zeppelin, but, for my money, it doesn’t get any better than Dire Straits.

  • William Dhalgren

    Did you tell me about this?

  • William Dhalgren

    Why?

  • William Dhalgren

    Tell it like it is, brother.

  • William Dhalgren

    I’m pulling for you, Kemosabe. Knock ’em dead.

  • William Dhalgren
  • William Dhalgren

    Welp, I did it. I bought a new surround sound system. Now I just need to figure out how to get the center and rear channels to work when I’m watching Netflix and Amazon Prime, etc.

  • Back in Pittsburgh safe and sound.
    Hope everyone is keeping warm.
    Snowy on both sides of the state.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Napoleon Dynamite
    Be Kind Rewind
    If you like these films, you’ll probably dig Brigsby Bear
    If you don’t, stay far fucking away

  • In the sewer at the beginning.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I highly recommend it

  • Sailor Monsoon

    *loudly munches on hard candy*

  • Indianamcclain

    WHERE IS HE?!

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I love everything he does in that movie

  • I WILL FIND HIM

  • Indianamcclain

    I still need to see that. Everyone says he’s great in it. Pattinson has been very smart with his career choices post-Twilight.

  • Indianamcclain

    I don’t know why, but I think my favorite Pennywise moment is when he emerges from the fridge and starts making fun of the kids asthma attack.

  • You bought the whole series?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I think Michael Shannon is the tops
    Not including Pennywise

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Pattinson has been on fire lately
    I thought he was incredible in the rover

  • Indianamcclain

    I think I can say that Luv from Blade Runner 2049, and Michael Shannon’s character in Shape of Water are my favorite villains from 2017.

  • Indianamcclain

    I didn’t think much of him as an actor until I saw Lost City of Z. Same thing with Robert Pattinson in regards to Good Time.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Fuck
    I forgot i was doing that.
    But that’s an easy list.
    That’s a one page list

  • Sailor Monsoon
  • Sailor Monsoon

    He used to be the invisible character actor.
    Popping up in shit like children of men and cold mountain

  • Indianamcclain

    I can guarantee that we’ll be seeing more from Hunnam.

  • Why not both!

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    He should make a list of top Yellow Submarine toys.

  • What will you do with them? Make a stop motion film?

  • Kemosabe 🦇
  • Sailor Monsoon

    I didn’t mention him because I’m indifferent to him.
    He isn’t bad by any means but he hasn’t blown me away yet.
    He just needs the “role”

  • Sailor Monsoon
  • But Sam Claflin is charismatic as fuck (especially in THG series). The fact he isn’t headlining more films is ridiculous. Pirates of the Caribbean needs to bring his character back. Much better than Will and Elizabeth’s son.

    Also I forget which actor I thought should Star in the sixth as a new antihero esque pirate to rival Sparrow

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Movie ruined

  • You bought those?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Jan. 2nd it is

  • January 2nd it is then.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Nothing but 2017 films till the 1st
    And the 1st is return of the jedi because it’ll be my 2500th film

  • Sailor Monsoon

    The master is probably a masterpiece.
    I just have to watch it again

  • Kemosabe 🦇
  • Sailor Monsoon

    Kretschmann is big in Germany.
    He should’ve been the lead in valkyrie

  • Kemosabe 🦇
  • You can not convince me the first hunger games is good. It was better on the first rewatch but Catching Fire is the best one. Improves upon the first one in every way.

  • Indianamcclain

    Same here. I didn’t mind The Master, but Inherent Vice was a big dissapointment.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Yellow Submarine figures

  • Continuing from yesterday’s discussion that Don Johnson is underutilized can I add Thomas Kretschmann and Sam Claflin as two actors who should be way more famous and popular.

  • Treat yourself to it tonight

  • Wtf is that?!

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Still waiting for him to top there will be blood

  • Indianamcclain

    A friend of mine whose opinion I trust said that Phantom Thread is a masterpiece. I’m pretty excited for it now.

  • TheGreenMalice

    Spoiler alerts… Lola runs.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Too late

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Remedy that, immediately.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Don’t get it.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    That’s what she said?

  • Sailor Monsoon
  • Indianamcclain

    It’s very short

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I wish i couldn’t either.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Nuh uh.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I bought it a couple of months ago
    Never got around to watching it

  • You get until the Oscars. Then you got to rank the best picture winners or I’ll stab you 😛

  • We’ve reached the agree to disagree stage it seems

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    No sir.

  • Catching Fire is the perfect example of how to properly adapt a book. It’s brilliant. 10/10

    Hunger Games is a solid 6/10

  • Get with it man! Watch that shit!

  • Poppity

    Talk about exploring a black hole! May God bless your willingness and courage. 🙂
    (I cannot make “best” or number lists. I love too many things.)

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It would be a interesting one to try and tackle
    Or maybe the 100 best films before the 40’s

  • Sailor Monsoon

    The longest break

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Nope.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Still never seen it

  • Rewatching Run Lola Run. It is still amazing

  • You might be in the minority there.

  • It’s true. First film is one of the worst ones man

  • 🎅Poppity🌟

    Perhaps you need a break. 🙂

  • 🎅Poppity🌟

    You do have the strangest taste in actors sometimes!

  • 🎅Poppity🌟

    Absolutely agree. I’m irregularly exploring the genre and the possiblities are endless. Plus, so many of the silents have been lost that it would be impossible to make a list that is just and reflective of all of the work done.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Once the “not boyfriend” stops her from shooting a deer, i was out.
    The entire conceit of this franchise, is that you have a chance to win fucking food.
    Hence the name.
    The hunger games.
    People are so hungry, that killing each other and possibly dying isn’t a terrible idea.
    And yet you decide too open your film with a character stopping the main character from making money and getting food.
    It’s garbage

  • Kemosabe 🦇
  • Sailor Monsoon

    I hate them

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Mmmm
    Top silent films is great idea

  • Catching Fire is the only good film

  • They are amazing lists tho you should be proud!

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    When are you gonna make a list of the top upcoming movies of 2018? Or top foreign language movies? Or top silent films?

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Oh, I thought the first movie was great. I really liked the direction of that movie.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    He used him the once

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Strawberry alarm clock

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Yes.
    I’ve said it before but I’m done with lists for a looooong time.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I hated that franchise from minute 5 of the first film

  • Cause your top 100 is done for December?

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    He said best band in the world so who else could he be talking about?

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    They don’t call those books Hunger Games for nothin’.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    I choose Ben #2.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I feel like Dobby from the Harry Potter films.
    I’m free.

  • Heading back to Pittsburgh

  • Catching Fire really doesn’t get amazing until the hunger games part

  • Indianamcclain

    Got one more episode of Black Mirror to go. So far Episode 3 has been my least favorite.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Zep?

  • Indianamcclain

    I liked it, didn’t love it.

  • Indianamcclain

    Jesse Plemmons does look like he could be Matt Damon’s brother.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Gil was great.
    The director has a new one slated this year (2018 obviously) starring Vaughn and Mel Gibson and I can’t fucking wait

  • Indianamcclain

    Just got done with the episode. I liked it a lot.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    I fucking loved it. Matt Damon was incredible.

  • TBH when Vaughn destroyed his wife’s car I thought “fuck this is going to be ridiculously stupid” but it kept it right on the edge of realistically insane and damn was the supporting cast great. I could do with a Gil spinoff.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I’m actually shocked that you enjoyed it.
    Considering we have polar opposite taste in film.

  • I trusted your word that it would be entertaining. It didn’t disappoint.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I love that you bought it

  • Man oh man Mrs Doubtfire the character is hilarious. When she’s trying to prevent Bond from being with Aunt May. The whole birthday dinner is 10/10

  • Well what do you know it does.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    The 4K or the regular ol’ blu ray.
    It comes with a reversible cover

  • Haha TRUTH. Rewatching Baby Driver tomorrow too

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    It’s criminal. I’m surprised he’s not a Tarantino regular.

  • I dig the grindhouse vibe.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Yeah. It’s still a trip.

  • What edition is this?

  • I try not to take those jokes too harshly upon rewatching. Different time. Different atmosphere.

  • I just hope he learns this time to put your best car chase at the end of the movie.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    He’s a sorely underutilized actor

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Me too. Before Christmas, I rewatched Lethal Weapon for the first time in a long time and noticed Riggs making homophobic remarks. That was less enjoyable.

  • I love watching movies I haven’t seen in a few years and picking up on jokes I missed the first times

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Don Johnson was a nice surprise.

  • Sailor Monsoon
  • Kemosabe 🦇
  • Kemosabe 🦇

    That’s a good one. I love Robin William movies. They’re funny but they have real heart as well.

  • Mrs. Doubtfire. I’ve been wanting to watch it again for a while.

    I literally pulled out every movie I haven’t seen in a while. Let’s see how many I end up getting around too.

  • True. But they’re never going to adapt the majority of the stories. I’d rather they go the tv route ala Sherlock and do three 1.5hr movies a season.

    REACHER starring Vince Vaughn

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I, along with everyone else, pictured dolph lundgren.
    But now I’m mad that he wasn’t cast as the kingpin in Daredevil

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    What’s first?

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    The idea of a Baby Driver 2 seems so so dumb. The story is done. Move on.

  • I’m going to rewatch a shitton of movies in the next two days.

    It’s going to be awesome.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Say it ain’t so. I mean, I had my issues with that movie (It could have used 400% more Noomi Rapace) but to end the story like that doesn’t seem right.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    What are you talking about? Tom Cruise IS Jack Reacher!

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    I’m about to start episode 1 in a bit. I can’t wait to have my soul crushed.

  • TheGreenMalice

    I won’t spoil anything, I just hope I am not in the minority. Based on the promotional material, I was pretty certain I was going to hate this one episode.

  • Not everything needs a franchise.

    A lesson Edgar Wright should learn before he writes Baby Driver 2

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    If any of you sons of bitches spoil Black Mirror for me, I’ll collect your fucking head. Just a warning.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f859f11ab5b81151cdf6b8e224f69616b856ade3e447e38b0f6cdc05111e60b3.gif

  • Bc some would see it as a reason for people to buy the physical media in light of Spaceys sexual history. I wouldn’t care but I can see some not wanting it to see the light of day.

  • TheDeadFellow

    This can’t be real. IT JUST CAN’T. I need my space nihilism, grotesque violence, wangerian references and Michael Fassbenders in my life.

  • Indianamcclain

    Wasn’t the biggest fan of Covenant, but I am curious where it could’ve gone after that film.

  • Indianamcclain

    I don’t think Alien needs to be a series. Aliens was able to be a clever sequel, but unfortunately t opened the door to sub-par sequels.

  • Indianamcclain

    Why?

  • TheGreenMalice

    Ok, Season 4 Episode 1 of Black Mirror is fanfuckingtastic.

  • TheDeadFellow

    WAIT WHAT

    NO

  • Not I. Alien needs to lie dormant for a while. Until a new eye can bring in a bold new take on the source.

  • I think there’d be an uproar over that.

  • That gets lost due to extreme levels of violence!

    Side note: buff Vince Vaughn would make for a good Jack Reacher if they ever decided to follow the book’s description of the character.

  • Was that confirmed?

  • Indianamcclain

    Speaking of which are you at all heartbroken that there won’t be a sequel to Alien Covenant?

  • TheDeadFellow

    Hey it’s Ridley Scott: Ya never know.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It’s the inciting incident!

  • Indianamcclain

    I wish both cuts would be released on Blu-Ray.

  • TheGreenMalice

    It’s a perfectly decent film, but extremely over hyped.

  • That subplot is the least of the viewers worries.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Someone can figure things with that amount of knowledge

  • Not really spoilers but I’ll throw up the spoiler tags

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Spoilers my man

  • The old guy that is with the abortionist is in For Love or Money with MJF. So that was an upside.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It’s extremely violent.
    I told your ass that!

  • Wasn’t bad I’ll give you that. But I must have gone “Argh” and “ugh” about a million times near the end. A tad too violent for my tastes.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Fuck that movie [is awesome]

  • Fuck that movie. JESUS Christ.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Is he?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I’m certain I’m going to feel the same when i watch it

  • TheDeadFellow

    Are you Jack Nicholson?

  • Not in the slightest.

  • TheGreenMalice

    I wish I liked Lady Bird as much as the rest of the world…

  • Vince Vaughn is a fucking psychopath.

  • TheDeadFellow

    Yes and no. Mostly for historical purposes but if it went unreleased, I wouldn’t loose any sleep over it.

  • Indianamcclain

    Still not completely on board with a Sicario 2.

  • Indianamcclain

    Are you at all curious to see the Spacey cut?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Your eyes are about to explode

  • Ducking shit he snapped the black guards arm.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Yes.
    Yes it is.

  • Goddammit this is by the same guy as bone Tomahawk.

  • I almost used that as the featured image!

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Goddamn right

  • Vince Vaughn has unbelievable strength in Brawl CB99 @sailormonsoon:disqus

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Sicario Quadrilogy or bust.

  • I’m going to make it all one post for January 1st.

  • Avengers Infinity War has me hyped for 2018.

    Just don’t tell Thanos I have the Soul Gem

  • Thanks

  • Joe Newman
  • Indianamcclain

    I saw that trailer for the first time last night. What was up with with it saying this was the next installment in the Sicario Saga? Is there supposed to be another one?

  • TheDeadFellow

    Plummer ruled all, but her and the leader of the kidnappers (Romain Duris) were able to hold their own, especially the latter dude.

  • TheDeadFellow

    Just need to watch Blade Runner 2049 and Shape of Water and it’ll be up in a jiffy. Super excited to have it out soon, It’s gonna be an interesting selection of ten flicks, to say the least.

  • Indianamcclain

    I liked it quite a bit. Michelle Williams was the stand out for me. I wish she starred in more films.

  • I’ll hold out what my fav films of 17 were until the dead fellow and sailor posts and I’m doing a most anticipated 2018 films post so…

    I am watching brawl in cell block 99 in a bit tho

  • TheDeadFellow

    What did you think? I thought it was fantastic. Much to my surprise, the friend and I saw it in a screening room that was surprisingly packed, mainly in the back row.

  • TheDeadFellow

    Let’s break out the drinks and get fucked up, amigos.

  • Indianamcclain

    I saw All The Money In The World in an empty theatre last night, which is always fun.

  • Where the Merry Xmas Parts 2-4 be DBMI! Don’t leave us hanging!

  • 2017 may have had fewer iconic celebrity deaths than 2016, but it was still a pretty rotten year. I hope 2018 has a few more bright spots, or at least no more heroes let me down (looking at you, Louie CK).

    I’m drawing a blank on what movies I’m looking forward to*, but I anticipate our discussion regardless. You semi-anonymous Exiles are good company, so thanks.

    *EDIT: Sicario 2

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    2018 is going to be my year. The Year of Kemosabe. I’m ready.

  • @mistersplendiferous:disqus