SirRothwyn

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  • Interests Films, Gaming (all kinds), Reading, Acting, Music (mostly folk and classic rock), and writing.

    Many of these interests coincide here: http://normannerd.blogspot.com
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  1. @jaimeburchardt @pattonoswalt https://t.co/O2SiG3tjVi
  2. @jaimeburchardt @pattonoswalt https://t.co/O2SiG3tjVi
  3. ~~Rate the last movie you watched~~

    STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - 8/10   Third time around, and it's definitely settled in as a "good, but not great movie with obvious flaws" in typical Abrams fashion. The first half is stronger in terms of mythmaking and fun new stuff, the second half suffers a lot from way too much recycling, but has a couple killer emotional beats.   The Starkiller Base is stupid as fuck, though. Terrible idea.
  4. Really That Good: Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2

    Calling Raimi's SPIDER-MAN movies shitty because they're love stories doesn't just misunderstand a huge chunk of what makes SPIDER-MAN work as a character, it's a massive missing of the point of the entire Marvel comics approach to serialized storytelling (which was one part "let's let Jack Kirby just go nuts" and one part "let's appeal to teens by putting soap opera in spandex."). SPIDER-MAN (and especially SPIDER-MAN 2) are brilliant. Critically beloved, embraced by audiences, and massively influential, they've more than earned their place in history.
  5. ~~Rate the last movie you watched~~

    GHOSTBUSTERS - 10/10   Still brilliant.     GHOSTBUSTERS II - 6/10   Still...not. But it has some great jokes. "Do..." "Re..." "Egon!" is a fucking all-timer.     THE HATEFUL EIGHT - 10/10   I wrote up a spoiler-free review here:http://normannerd.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-hateful-eight.html   Short version, I think it's brilliant. Similar game to what QT was doing with BASTERDS and DJANGO, but here he's not at all interested in providing exultation or victory or even escape from the horrors of history, but rather making the audience confront the raw, monstrous nature of the lie-strewn myths upon which we build our national narrative. He's screaming his lungs out about the horrors of our society from behind the lens of a film set 140 years ago, and if this isn't his best film, it's a goddamn LONG mile away from his worst.
  6. Really That Good: Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2

    Watched this a while back - great video. And yes, you can draw a straight line from Raimi's SPIDER-MAN to IRON MAN and the MCU.
  7. The Hateful Eight reviews are ridin' into town

    I wrote up a spoiler-free review here: http://normannerd.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-hateful-eight.html   Short version, I think it's brilliant. Similar game to what QT was doing with BASTERDS and DJANGO, but here he's not at all interested in providing exultation or victory or even escape from the horrors of history, but rather making the audience confront the raw, monstrous nature of the lie-strewn myths upon which we build our national narrative. He's screaming his lungs out about the horrors of our society from behind the lens of a film set 140 years ago, and if this isn't his best film, it's a goddamn LONG mile away from his worst.
  8. The Hateful Eight reviews are ridin' into town

    What an amazing film. And easily Tarantino's most raw and furious movie. Beautiful and brutal.
  9. The Hateful Eight reviews are ridin' into town

    What an amazing film. And easily Tarantino's most raw and furious movie. Beautiful and brutal.
  10. To slightly change track from the (absolutely insane STAR WARS numbers), CREED is quietly becoming "really big medium-sized hit." A franchise that had previously been in Stallone's control (he either wrote or wrote and directed every other ROCKY movie) going to a young black writer/director and young black star will be the first movie in the series to gross over $100 million in the states in 30 years. That's pretty awesome optics (and good news for a great movie as well) for a film series that has been the butt of so many jokes in the past.   Taken in combination with the year's other notable "legacy sequels," you have a trend of POC characters and female leads doing very well in long-running franchises. FURY ROAD, CREED, THE FORCE AWAKENS - all can claim this expanded representation and have enjoyed serious success. ASH vs. EVIL DEAD as well.
  11. RT @JimJarmuschHair: This might be my favorite tweet of 2015. https://t.co/zTpNGxVng1
  12. $40 million on Monday. AVATAR never even managed half of that, even on its best weekdays. JESUS.
  13. RT @TheTrueBrendanF: Hey folks, if your defense of dumb stuff in FORCE AWAKENS is, "But the old movies had dumb stuff too", that's not a de…
  14. Oh, I don't think they'll have the same appeal, and won't make as much money (STAR WARS is still certain to be the biggest movie of the year), but I'd bet they'll take enough of a bite out of the box office to ensure that Ep. VIII isn't quite the months-dominating, AVATAR-topping juggernaut that Ep. VII looks to be. But then, if any franchise could do that in the middle of a crowded summer, this would be it. And yeah, I was literally thinking about that thread this weekend. I was adamant that STAR WARS wouldn't set an opening weekend record, because December.