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Thor teaser dropped
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Looks pretty good!
Ragnarok was one of the best marvel films in their history. And this looks to be picking up where it left off in terms of the how it's approaching Thor as a character.
Really looking forward to it

Unforuntately i just realised Multiverse of Madness comes on Thursday the 6th of march, i fly out to Fiji at 6am that morning, and am driving up to sydney the night before so the midnight sessions are out too... im going to have to get through 2.5 weeks of a holiday avoiding all the spoilers and try and go and watch it the day after i get back.
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Yeah it’s looking good. I’m curious about his journey to find who he is. I’ve been thinking lately how being the only one worthy to wield Mjolnir was his thing. Now Cap and Portman have both proved worthy, is this part of his search to find himself?

Good luck with spoiler dodging, I’ll keep watch around this place for you! I’m still dodging Moonknight for now till I can binge it proper.

In other news, Ive watched Star Wars 1 - 6, and powering through Mandalorian. Wrapped up Season 1 and onto Season 2. Damn this show is good!
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Just watched Local Hero (again). It is nearly 40 years old and it is still as wonderful as it was when first released. It has stunning photography, scenery and perfect music for the film. Quirky, gentle humour and it makes your heart ache at times. It envelops you in the atmosphere.

I went to the village it was filmed at… and the beaches it was filmed at. The village near Aberdeen on the east coast of Scotland and the beach on the west. In the village I got abused by a lady who came out of her house… simply for parking on the street across from her kitchen, obscuring her view of the beach. Quirky, but not in the way I was expecting.

Has a lot of parallels with Brigadoon.

It is just about the perfect film, and one of my favourites of all time.

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watched MoM today, managed to avoid spoilers on the holiday and thought it was good but not great
Im feeling this phase 4 of the MCU is a bit of a table setter and ultimately a little disappointing... but i have great hopes for what it's setting up, and thats hopefully a some Xmen/F4 content which im dying for.
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I haven’t seen it, but I listen to Kevin Smiths podcast, and his review sounded like it wasn’t as mad as the title suggests.

I’ll still watch it, but I think it’ll be a Disney + one for me. Speaking of, about to finally finish the Star Wars series tomorrow. Ep 8 was ok. It was the weakest of the bunch I think. Feel like they did Luke dirty in it
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When I first saw stuff pop up for She Hulk : Attorney at Law I thought they were satire trailers as a joke for how many Marvel/Superhero spin-offs/sequels etc. there are, but it looks like it’s a legit show
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the she hulk trailer CGI was... concerning.... i love the character though and think the show can be good if the asthetics are ok. BIG ask though!

Mostly right now im locked into the next Star Wars vehicle. Im very bullish on what Obi Wan will be as a show.
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Surprised at how good the Top Gun sequel was. Excellent

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Azza wrote: May 25, 2022, 9:23 pm Surprised at how good the Top Gun sequel was. Excellent

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Heard nothing but great things about it... apparently it **** rules :lol:
I dont reckon ill go out and see it at the movies but im going to watch it the moment it comes out via one my many streaming platforms.
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Top Gun is like trying to capture lightning in a bottle- twice.

First one was great because it was a rollicking action flick that was completely the zeitgeist of it's times. Which also gave it legs as a cheesy rewatch exactly because it was so hilariously uber 80s (see Futureman) full of homoerotic volleyball and 80s film cliches - the crusty old dean/chief/admiral the maverick cop/pilot/agent and his partner who dies/is kidnapped/dies/dies.

If they can make it again without being so slick it's boring/lacks rewatchability and ensure it dates horribly but hilariously into the future without trying too hard- lightning in a bottle but STILL works as an action film... Only Maverick could do it!

The original was COMPLETELY without irony, introspection or **** given. Can they still do that?
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BadnMean wrote:Top Gun is like trying to capture lightning in a bottle- twice.

First one was great because it was a rollicking action flick that was completely the zeitgeist of it's times. Which also gave it legs as a cheesy rewatch exactly because it was so hilariously uber 80s (see Futureman) full of homoerotic volleyball and 80s film cliches - the crusty old dean/chief/admiral the maverick cop/pilot/agent and his partner who dies/is kidnapped/dies/dies.

If they can make it again without being so slick it's boring/lacks rewatchability and ensure it dates horribly but hilariously into the future without trying too hard- lightning in a bottle but STILL works as an action film... Only Maverick could do it!

The original was COMPLETELY without irony, introspection or **** given. Can they still do that?
Have you even watched it?

Botman this is a movie that is made for the big screen , worth seeing in the cinema.

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I think I suffer from a Tom Cruise paradox. I feel like I don’t like him, in fact I know I don’t like him. But I love so many of his movies.
  • Top Gun
  • Mission Impossible
  • Days of Thunder
  • His role in Tropic Thunder
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Minority Report
  • Interview with a Vampire
So while I think I don’t like him, there’s evidence there to suggest otherwise
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Azza wrote: May 29, 2022, 3:42 pm
BadnMean wrote:Top Gun is like trying to capture lightning in a bottle- twice.

First one was great because it was a rollicking action flick that was completely the zeitgeist of it's times. Which also gave it legs as a cheesy rewatch exactly because it was so hilariously uber 80s (see Futureman) full of homoerotic volleyball and 80s film cliches - the crusty old dean/chief/admiral the maverick cop/pilot/agent and his partner who dies/is kidnapped/dies/dies.

If they can make it again without being so slick it's boring/lacks rewatchability and ensure it dates horribly but hilariously into the future without trying too hard- lightning in a bottle but STILL works as an action film... Only Maverick could do it!

The original was COMPLETELY without irony, introspection or **** given. Can they still do that?
Have you even watched it?

Botman this is a movie that is made for the big screen , worth seeing in the cinema.

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You're about the 6th person to tell me that too. Really making me rethink my decision!
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Azza wrote: May 29, 2022, 3:42 pm
BadnMean wrote:Top Gun is like trying to capture lightning in a bottle- twice.

First one was great because it was a rollicking action flick that was completely the zeitgeist of it's times. Which also gave it legs as a cheesy rewatch exactly because it was so hilariously uber 80s (see Futureman) full of homoerotic volleyball and 80s film cliches - the crusty old dean/chief/admiral the maverick cop/pilot/agent and his partner who dies/is kidnapped/dies/dies.

If they can make it again without being so slick it's boring/lacks rewatchability and ensure it dates horribly but hilariously into the future without trying too hard- lightning in a bottle but STILL works as an action film... Only Maverick could do it!

The original was COMPLETELY without irony, introspection or **** given. Can they still do that?
Have you even watched it?

Botman this is a movie that is made for the big screen , worth seeing in the cinema.

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Not sure if it was out when I posted that. No I haven't- did I say so in the post?

Pretty sure I talked about the first film then used the word "if" to indicate uncertainty, as in I haven't seen it. Then I ask if they can do it again- another clue I'm not claiming to have seen it. Not a single part where I knocked the new one- you might find "Only Maverick could do it!" as fun/hopeful...

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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:I think I suffer from a Tom Cruise paradox. I feel like I don’t like him, in fact I know I don’t like him. But I love so many of his movies.
  • Top Gun
  • Mission Impossible
  • Days of Thunder
  • His role in Tropic Thunder
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Minority Report
  • Interview with a Vampire
So while I think I don’t like him, there’s evidence there to suggest otherwise
No paradox for me. Can't stand him, can't sit through any movie he is in. Same as Nic Cage.
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@Botman - Do you listen to Kevin Smith’s “Fatman Beyond” Podcast? I think you’d like it. He hosts it with Mark Bernardin, who’s been a writer on shows like Star Trek.

In the latest Ep, Bernardin was trying to make a point about possibly getting “Marvel fatigue”. His thinking was 12 years ago, you would get 1-2 Marvel movies a year, with an all-in movie every 2-3 years. But since End Game, there’s a movie practically every quarter, and a tv show every month. So you find yourself watching stuff so that you don’t fall out of the loop, rather than actually waiting a year and looking forward to it.

The more I think about it, I think that’s a fair argument, and I think I’m in that bucket. I think the new X-Men would probably snap me out of that, but I’m keen to see what you think about this.
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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote: June 3, 2022, 6:25 pm @Botman - Do you listen to Kevin Smith’s “Fatman Beyond” Podcast? I think you’d like it. He hosts it with Mark Bernardin, who’s been a writer on shows like Star Trek.

In the latest Ep, Bernardin was trying to make a point about possibly getting “Marvel fatigue”. His thinking was 12 years ago, you would get 1-2 Marvel movies a year, with an all-in movie every 2-3 years. But since End Game, there’s a movie practically every quarter, and a tv show every month. So you find yourself watching stuff so that you don’t fall out of the loop, rather than actually waiting a year and looking forward to it.

The more I think about it, I think that’s a fair argument, and I think I’m in that bucket. I think the new X-Men would probably snap me out of that, but I’m keen to see what you think about this.
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Something about his podcast when i gave it a try just didnt quite capture me, so i let it go fairly quickly (i have a long podcast list, so my trigger finger is pretty itchy on pods im just not into)

Re: Marvel fatigue... i can understand that, and i think it's certainly going to be a problem for lots of people, this phase 4 is not only a lot but it's a lot to keep track of too, there is so much going on, i genuinely dont know how they're going to bring it all back for the team up movies

That being said i think Loki was probably the best content they've done in marvel so far, including the infinity saga. I've genuinely enjoyed every thing they've put out bar the Eternals (which absolutely sucked ****), so for me im not there yet and i dont think i will ever get there, i love the genre too much i think

but i agree it's a fair argument and people are going to feel that way, its something they're going to have to wrestle with. But all those people suffering fatigue... the moment that proper MCU Fantastic 4/X-Men drops, they'll all come swarming back :lol:
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Botman wrote:I used to love Kevin Smith, his movies are still some of my favourites because i watched them so often in my formative years
Something about his podcast when i gave it a try just didnt quite capture me, so i let it go fairly quickly (i have a long podcast list, so my trigger finger is pretty itchy on pods im just not into)

Re: Marvel fatigue... i can understand that, and i think it's certainly going to be a problem for lots of people, this phase 4 is not only a lot but it's a lot to keep track of too, there is so much going on, i genuinely dont know how they're going to bring it all back for the team up movies

That being said i think Loki was probably the best content they've done in marvel so far, including the infinity saga. I've genuinely enjoyed every thing they've put out bar the Eternals (which absolutely sucked ****), so for me im not there yet and i dont think i will ever get there, i love the genre too much i think

but i agree it's a fair argument and people are going to feel that way, its something they're going to have to wrestle with. But all those people suffering fatigue... the moment that proper MCU Fantastic 4/X-Men drops, they'll all come swarming back :lol:
Yeah I think that’s fair point about Kevin. I think if Fatman Beyond was just him, it would get dull. Nothing on him, but I think because he’s just a massive film / comic fan, he loves everything. So his reviews are just praising everything, with the caveat “If I don’t like a movie, I won’t talk about it at all.” This is where I think Mark comes in handy, to add that proper in-depth review.

I see these movies turning out to be similar to how people read comics. There god knows how many different characters out there, you don’t need to read them all, you’ll just align to the ones you like. Same with the movies.
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Rewatched The Water Diviner last night with Terri. Cracking movie that still holds its own.

Anyone else looking forward to seeing the new Thor flick? I’m hearing it’s the best one yet.
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My wife and I went to see Top Gun Maverick last night. Both of us loved it. Very Hollywood hero, but some laugh out loud funny scenes as well. Action sequences impressive and lots of the music used in TG1. Good to see Val Kilmer in it. We'll go again. Azza is on the money with this one.
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RedRaider wrote: June 30, 2022, 8:20 pm My wife and I went to see Top Gun Maverick last night. Both of us loved it. Very Hollywood hero, but some laugh out loud funny scenes as well. Action sequences impressive and lots of the music used in TG1. Good to see Val Kilmer in it. We'll go again. Azza is on the money with this one.
I've seen it twice (had a voucher to blow) and didn't regret the second visit. Would have loved to have seen it in IMAX but alas, the Sydney one is still being re-built.
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