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post #6901 of 6964
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Adrian Toomes is the Vulture.

His day job before that was scavenging and salvaging the remnants of the Chitauri battle.

His MO after that is scavenging tech to repurpose and sell on the black market.

He basically IS a vulture.
post #6902 of 6964
THAT just now occurred to you??

It's ok tho.....it took me many many years to realize that Bruce Willis is the one who keyed John Travolta's car in Pulp Fiction so *shrugs*..
post #6903 of 6964
Yeah... I'm just now finishing it. I haven't seen it since it first came out. It's better the second time. I'm still not over the moon with it, though.
post #6904 of 6964
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

THAT just now occurred to you??

It's ok tho.....it took me many many years to realize that Bruce Willis is the one who keyed John Travolta's car in Pulp Fiction so *shrugs*..

Holy shit... I never even thought of that...
post #6905 of 6964
It took me years to figure out that “The hardest button to button” isn’t a nonsense phrase because the second “button”is being used as a verb.


It’s the cufflink on your dominant hand, BTW.
post #6906 of 6964
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Originally Posted by Lightning Slim View Post

It took me years to figure out that “The hardest button to button” isn’t a nonsense phrase because the second “button”is being used as a verb.


It’s the cufflink on your dominant hand, BTW.

I thought it meant the clitoris.


...or it could be two things
post #6907 of 6964

It works on many levels.

post #6908 of 6964

Star Wars stuff I only just realized:

 

1977 was a time when 20th Century Fox thought this would be its big hit that summer:

 

 

instead of this:

 

 

What a strange, strange time . . .

post #6909 of 6964
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I just picked a random thread for this but:

How does one tell the difference between an IMAX and a LieMAX?

 

Thankfully there are some sources which help make it easier which ones are which. This list shows most of the IMAX screens in the United States and usually (but not always) you can tell by date or which ones still run film, which ones went to digital, and which ones have IMAX with Laser, which I understand is incredible. As I have experienced laser projection before with the competing Dolby Cinema at AMC, it is impressive. In any case, at least you know when they opened and how many seats they have.

 

In terms of screen size, there is this Google Maps map someone made, which is interactive and somehow this dude found the dimensions of many IMAX screens around the world and those are listed via pins on the map that you click on and screen dimensions are listed, along with aspect ratio. I presume everyone knows how to move on a Google Map by mouse, touchpad or other methods so I won't explain that. It is helpful knowing which ones are the original IMAX from back in the day (like the screen Fraid was at in Orlando, the Pointe Orlando... it is 85 feet wide by 64 feet tall) and which ones are LieMAX; one not that far from me is "only" 59 feet wide by 32 feet tall.

post #6910 of 6964
So if it's on that list that your first link goes to then it IS a real IMAX? Because it's on there. The one at the AMC 14 in Tyler, TX. Maybe just because it's such a new one it looks a little different? Maybe?
post #6911 of 6964

Oh no, the first link includes both IMAX and LieMAX. Believe me, most screens with the IMAX screens are actually LieMAX. Looking at the second link, the screen you saw is LieMAX, as it is "only" 53 feet wide by 29 feet, which is around average for a LieMAX screen.

post #6912 of 6964
Yuletide stuff you only just realized:

I’m sure I’m late to the party on this, but watching A Christmas Story at a bowling alley today for the first time in ages, I realized the actress playing the mom is the same actress as the one playing the little abducted boy’s mom in Close Encounters. So much stress with her children!
post #6913 of 6964
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Yuletide stuff you only just realized:

I’m sure I’m late to the party on this, but watching A Christmas Story at a bowling alley today for the first time in ages, I realized the actress playing the mom is the same actress as the one playing the little abducted boy’s mom in Close Encounters. So much stress with her children!

And Jimmy Gators wife in Magnolia!!!
post #6914 of 6964
For Christmas, my sister got me season 1 of Ash vs Evil Dead on DVD. While listening to the commentary, I learned that the actress being pulled into the ground on the original Evil Dead poster also did the voice for "Little Lori" in the AvED pilot.
post #6915 of 6964
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And Jimmy Gators wife in Magnolia!!!

 

 

She was also Hanrahan's lesbian wife from Slap Shot. 

 

 

Gal got around. 

post #6916 of 6964
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In terms of screen size, there is this Google Maps map someone made, which is interactive and somehow this dude found the dimensions of many IMAX screens around the world and those are listed via pins on the map that you click on and screen dimensions are listed, along with aspect ratio.

Nice.  So, I was right that there are only 2 real IMAX screens in the Chicago area.  3 if you count the one that is way up north.

post #6917 of 6964
Yeah, I got confirmed that the one I went to in Tyler was a LieMAX.

Slightly disappointing. I just knew something was up because it just didn't make my jaw drop at the size of it like the Orlando and Dallas ones that I've been to. Those were unreal. But the LieMAX I saw was not a bad screen by any means. It was pretty damned huge and looked and sounded great..
post #6918 of 6964
I just realized that Lost in Space may just be the first "JJ Abrams" movie. Think about it..
post #6919 of 6964
This one made me feel stupid: yesterday I realized the film title High Fidelity is a double entendre.

YESTERDAY.
post #6920 of 6964

Legolas' eyes change colors in the Lord of the Rings films, from Bloom's actual eye color of brown to the character's eye color of blue. Apparently this was simply a continuity error that wasn't caught in time.

post #6921 of 6964

Before she was nominated for a Golden Globe for kissing sea monsters in The Shape Of Water, Sally Hawkins was in The Phantom Menace.

 

LOOK! There she is! 

 

 

Yeah, I feel stupid for not having spotted her before too. 

post #6922 of 6964

Watched The Passion of the Christ a week or so ago for the first time since it was first released (on DVD - I didn't see I in the theater).  Say what you will about the accuracy of the movie, but it is still quite compelling for what it is.  Also, I am not religious in any way, though I am a "confirmed" Catholic, so movies about the Bible are interesting to me, in a way, and I usually watch one around Christmas time.

 

Anyways, I found it interesting that during the "lashing" sequence none of the dialogue, outside of a few lines from Maia Morgenstern, are translated, and there is a lot of dialogue between the soldiers that are beating Jesus.  Despite this, it's kind of an amazing scene because the dialogue isn't even necessary.  They way it is filmed and edited, you know exactly what is going on and, it is so well done, I would imagine that the average person doesn't even notice the translations are missing. 

 

Mel Gibson may be an awful person in real life, but he sure knows how to direct a movie, for better or worse. 

post #6923 of 6964
I don't think I could ever sit through Irreversi-bible again. That's just masochism..
post #6924 of 6964
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I don't think I could ever sit through Irreversi-bible again. That's just masochism..


lol.  I feel you.  I kind of felt the same way, and I actually kind of rented it on accident.  I was debating watching it again so I had it near the top of my Netflix queue, but I forgot to update it when I sent my last movie back and it got shipped, so I was like "fuck it, might as well", plus my wife had never seen it.  She actually liked it quite a bit (she is also not religious), as a piece of "entertainment".  It's not quite as bad as I remember, though it does get pretty brutal and bloody.

post #6925 of 6964

The scourging scene is where PASSION essentially becomes a snuff film. 

post #6926 of 6964

I like how Jesus invents the chair.

post #6927 of 6964
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Originally Posted by Bartleby_Scriven View Post
 

I like how Jesus invents the chair.

 

With Mary going "This will never catch on!" to boot! 

 

People took their fucking kids to that movie. 

post #6928 of 6964
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I like how Jesus invents the chair.

 

Actually, I believe it was a table that was higher than normal with chairs to match, but yes, that part is pretty hilarious.

 

I also found the part where they drop Jesus off a bridge where he sees Judas cowering below to be pretty ridiculous as well.  Including the shrieking CGI demon that scurries away after Jesus is lifted back up.

post #6929 of 6964
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The scourging scene is where PASSION essentially becomes a snuff film. 


I was actually wondering if that is part of the reason they didn't translate the dialogue, in that, it would make the beating seem even more sadistic.  I doubt they were exchanging pleasantries about what was for dinner.

post #6930 of 6964
It's been an age since I've seen this, but the only untranslated scenes that I can recall off the top of my head are the Blood Libel and the Roman officer counting the strokes during the scourging. I should watch this and mother! as a double feature one day, when I have a house guest who should leave but won't take the hint.

The movie does have its effective moments. The scene where Mary flashes back to seeing her son as a little boy, falling and crying because he skinned his knee, hit me particularly hard. What an effective way to show a mother's grief, by transporting the audience to when her son was a vulnerable child.
post #6931 of 6964

The Mary flashback in Passion was an exceptional scene, probably the best in the film.  I took a relatively humanist approach to Passion, and I believe it really is exceptional filmmaking.  There is a lot of baggage around it as a zeitgeist and component of the culture war (as well as Gibson himself), but I admire the film. 

post #6932 of 6964
The spectacle of Bill "I only pick fights with Jewish comedians" O'Reilly devoting hours to the movie's defense on his Fox News program didn't help, as optics goes.
post #6933 of 6964
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I also found the part where they drop Jesus off a bridge where he sees Judas cowering below to be pretty ridiculous as well.  Including the shrieking CGI demon that scurries away after Jesus is lifted back up.

I never bothered with the film. Based on this now I might for the lulz.
post #6934 of 6964
I wasn't going to see it, until a woman died of a heart attack on opening night or close to it. Then I had to.

It's neat. Having grown up in a Protestant family, I had never seen a passion play before.
post #6935 of 6964

It also gifted us with this little nugget of gold.  Jesus as Wolverine/action hero in Passion of the Christ 2:

 

 

I miss G4.

post #6936 of 6964
Bashing of the Christ ain't among my favorite movies in any way, shape or form but it IS an exceptionally crafted movie. Visually elegant.

...and I'll also give it this....I didn't feel like I was being preached at by it. That's a big thing for me with religion based films..
post #6937 of 6964
Charlie the Cleaner from John Wick is played by David Patrick Kelly, who's probably best remembered for his immortal line in The Warriors.

He's also really good (and creepy) as the Snake Man in Dreamscape.
post #6938 of 6964
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Charlie the Cleaner from John Wick is played by David Patrick Kelly, who's probably best remembered for his immortal line in The Warriors.

He's also really good (and creepy) as the Snake Man in Dreamscape.

 

He'll always be Sully in COMMANDO for me.

post #6939 of 6964
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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post
 

The scourging scene is where PASSION essentially becomes a snuff film. 

 

The Scourging of the Shire?

 

(Tried watch PotC once, couldn't get through the boring 1st act)

post #6940 of 6964
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He'll always be Sully in COMMANDO for me.

T-Bird in "The Crow" for me.
post #6941 of 6964
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T-Bird in "The Crow" for me.

 

Jerry Horne for me.

 

 

post #6942 of 6964

Wrong on all counts, dipshits.

 

Dreamscape is peak Kelley.

 

 

Nothing more 80s than that.

post #6943 of 6964

Just saw The Shape of Water a second time.

 

When Richard Jenkins returns, hat in hand, to Hawkins' door after being rejected at the pie shop, he's actually toupee in hand.

post #6944 of 6964
In The Dark Knight Rises... Bane wears a nice coat...and in Begins...Batman wears a nice coat that is given to a homeless man. IT'S ALL CONNECTED!!
post #6945 of 6964
I'm watching Batman '89 right now at my sister's house on that ooooold very first DVD (shit looks rough....but oddly appropriate).

That part right after The Joker says "Grease 'em now?" and grabs the burnt up Rotelli's tie has the grossest accompanying noise. I don't know why that crunch upsets me so much but it's nasty. That whole scene of him talking to the corpse is striking me as more disturbing than it ever has, in fact..
post #6946 of 6964
I went to a private, Christian school for most of my life. I'm talking ties for boys/skirts for girls, whipping you as punishment, annual trips to the DC pro-life rally, holy rolling-private school.

Kindergarten through senior high school, they took us to see PASSION. I remember the teachers bawling in the auditorium.

I got kicked out Sophomore year. Best thing that could have happened to me.
post #6947 of 6964

My first two years out of college I taught at a school like that.

 

You're completely correct: getting kicked out is likely the best thing that could've happened to adolescent Raynis. Those places do nothing to prepare kids for real life, let alone any kind of post-HS success.

post #6948 of 6964
That's abuse to force small children to watch that movie..
post #6949 of 6964
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

That's abuse to force small children to watch that movie..

 

Well...that and the whippings...

post #6950 of 6964
I remember seeing The Passion of the Christ at the theater and being weirded out by being ID'd to get in. I mean....I knew it was R. I knew how graphic it was gonna be. But still....I was like "really?...carding people to see the Jesus movie?" It's not like there's many 15 year olds trying to sneak into the Jesus movie hoping to see a boob or something..
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