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I feel like SyFy shows nothing but the Core right now

I think I caught it like 3 different times this past week

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45 minutes ago, RIPPA said:

I feel like SyFy shows nothing but the Core right now

I think I caught it like 3 different times this past week

I know I watched Starship Troopers 3 at least twice over the weekend on Syfy which was a partial waste because of pixilated boobies. 

At least ST3 remembered that the subversive social undertones of the first movie are just as important to the story as the war on the bugs is.  The second ST movie is nearly worthless.

This scene from ST3 still cracks me up:

Chiller redeems my FiOS line-up on the weekends as I can't watch El Rey unless I am at my folks's place during the week and I don't intend the VA to MD commute to last forever.

 

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a random thought I had going in my head. I think Karate Kid 3 should've been 2 and 2 should've ended the trilogy. It just seems Daniel's character took many steps back in 3 compared to 2. And the stakes were much higher in 2 where 3 would've been more appropriate for the immediate sequel.

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4 minutes ago, John Austin said:

a random thought I had going in my head. I think Karate Kid 3 should've been 2 and 2 should've ended the trilogy. It just seems Daniel's character took many steps back in 3 compared to 2. And the stakes were much higher in 2 where 3 would've been more appropriate for the immediate sequel.

The only thing left is for him to go to New York City.  And then to space.

 

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I'll let Jayden Smith take the series in that direction.

Jackie Chan's former fellow student has taken NYC hostage and its up to Jayden Smith to save the day.

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5 minutes ago, John Austin said:

I'll let Jayden Smith take the series in that direction.

"The Valley is not real. The only place that The Valley can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity Kitai. Do not misunderstand me, Glendale is very real, but Reseda is a choice."

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1 hour ago, John Austin said:

a random thought I had going in my head. I think Karate Kid 3 should've been 2 and 2 should've ended the trilogy. It just seems Daniel's character took many steps back in 3 compared to 2. And the stakes were much higher in 2 where 3 would've been more appropriate for the immediate sequel.

Doesn't 3 take place before 2 in the timeline?

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37 minutes ago, Tabe said:

Doesn't 3 take place before 2 in the timeline?

The beginning of 3 takes place right after 1, then once Reise visits Silver, it time jumps to Daniel and Myagi getting back from Japan and picks up.

 

But I never really watch it anymore.  Because yeah, while the Cobra Kai revenge plot was a good direction, it was such an unrealistic regression of Daniel that didn't work.  That, and they shouldn't have been in the tourny at their ages.

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I just watched The Harvest with Samantha Morton and Michael Shannon. The movie itself is perfectly fine, but nothing special... But Morton's portrayal is right up there with Kathy Bates in Misery as 'really scary, really fucked-up psychopath' and worth watching just for that.

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I watched Olympus Has Fallen. It was OK. I haven't seen the other version of "Die Hard in the White House" though, so I can't compare them. Is the Gerard Butler one supposed to be the fun one, and the Channing Tatum one the miserable one? Because it wasn't that much fun. The body count was a bit excessive. And they totally wasted Radha Mitchell* in a nothing role.

* Amongst several others. But I thought I'd point her out specifically for some reason.

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You can skip White House Down like the rest of the world did.

London Has Fallen was horrendous. 

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Saw Love & Friendship today, the Whit Stillman afaptation of a Jane Austen novella.

good not great. Kate Beckinsale was fun as the catty, manipulative main chatacter. Chloe Sovigny was prob happy not to be naked for once in a picture. 

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Watched the first half of Seven Psychopaths. It's really good so far.

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8 hours ago, odessasteps said:

Chloe Sovigny was prob happy not to be naked for once in a picture. 

Does that really matter when you've already visibly sucked cock on screen?

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Prob not. I was going to make the joke about her not having to give a BJ, which is good since her husband in the movie is Stephen Fry. 

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It is kind of a weird double standard.  Pretend to suck a cock onscreen, and you can get nominated for an Oscar.  Really suck a cock onscreen, and then for the rest of your career you're forever branded "that one chick who sucked a cock".  Which is awfully weird when you consider how congratulatory Hollywood tends to be towards actors who do real things in movies: stars who really lost/gained massive weight to play a role, stars who really were suffering in extreme environmental conditions, stars who really do their own stunts, etc etc etc.  Especially when you consider that R-rated movie scenes frequently have tits being sucked on with much gusto, yet apparently the groinular region is somehow considered to be made of 100% pure sin if you actually make visible contact with it.  

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Wasn't it more that the movie she decided to do it in was a universally panned pile of shit? 

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Not quite "universally", The Brown Bunny still has a 43% score over at RT and it was nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes.  And even its biggest detractor upon its debut, Roger Ebert, said in his review that the blowjob scene itself didn't feel gratuitous or exploitive.  It really seems to be good ol' Anglo-saxon prudishness at work, an attitude which seems to be the exclusively schizophrenic domain of American filmmaking.  Doing real sex scenes never seemed to hurt the careers of those various French actresses from various Catherine Breillat films; then again; even Lars von Trier used pornstar body doubles for the unsimulated sex scenes in his recent films which involved Western actors.  

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I haven't seen The Brown Bunny, or want to, but Ebert panned the first cut, then it was reedited and he gave it a better review . . 

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1 hour ago, Jingus said:

 Doing real sex scenes never seemed to hurt the careers of those various French actresses from various Catherine Breillat films

Doesn't seem to have hurt Mark Rylance either. Oh, that's right, he's a dude. Anyway, as a big Chloe Sevigny fan, I endorse your statements.

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The second half of Seven Psychopaths isn't as good as the first bit. Although it is polite enough to let you know it isn't going to be.

The Day After Tomorrow, however, is a bag of shite. How is Emmerich still working? Why do people go and see his films? They're all terrible. Does he plan his plot points out with the help of a book called "A Hundred Hollywood cliches we've all seen far too many times"?

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He borrowed Jim Cameron's copy, that's why Avatar took so long

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