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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

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      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.
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What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

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Oh, by the way. I think he loves Mad Men? The company I used to work for in LA actually supplied the fake herbal cigarettes they smoke on the show. So every time you watch Mad Men and they're smoking, think of me.

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2 hours ago, Baby Jane Hudson said:

Yeah I've heard of it. 

 

Based on your silly comments, I don't have the impression that you have. Maybe it was humor?

 

2 hours ago, Koray Savas said:

That’s one of his favorites, don’t like it or he’ll be forced to change his opinion!

 

Indeed, but I don't have to worry,  he only sees Funny Games as some kind of promotion movie for guns, which of course it isn't.

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The Magnificent Seven (2016)

What the heck? It's another pointless remake. No surprise there. It's so half-baked and joyless. The cast has absolutely no chemistry. No one cares when characters flee or die because we never get to know any of them. The action scenes were a bit hyped in reviews and I was mostly disappointed. All we want is to see this chick's tits:

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Spoilers: it never happens. To be fair, there are some nice visuals besides the clevage. Of course, the only reason I even checked this one out is because of Horner's involvement. His presence is definitely felt in the first half. There are Hornerisms dating back to the 80s and it's as though he's scoring crappy movies from beyond the grave. Those trademark angelic vocals are all the more eerie. Still, if these fleeting moments reminding us of the late James Horner aren't enough, you can feel free to pass on this one. Perhaps he should have.

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Weird thing is it doesn't feel like an actual James Horner score, instead rather like some Horner pastiche by some no-name imitator using all his cliches and mannerisms to 11. Which is funny given how he came under fire his whole career for blatantly knocking off other composers, which he cheekily did.

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Quarantine

 

Sense of day jah voo here. As soon as it started, I felt a twinge of familiarity until I realised it's the same damn movie shot-for-shot as the Spanish film REC! Talk about wreck, because the Spanish one was better. Although the reporter chick was hot in each of them.

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Idiocracy - Mike 'Beavis and Butthead' Judge's satirical future-com about where dumbing-down could ultimately lead the world is a funny and depressingly accurate watch ... Terry Crews' porn-star/wrestler President only seems marginally less likely than Trump.   

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You've never heard of Idiocracy before?  Wow!
 

BTW, did you ever watch Silicon Valley season 4?  I think I was the only one that talked about it here!

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I did. It was quality. Not quite as good as the three previous seasons, but along with Curb, it is a comedy series I follow religiously year on year. The two best comedy series I watch (I see a fair few).

 

This season of Curb, btw, is the best it has been in quite a few years. I'm gutted there's only three left! 

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The problem with Silicon Valley Season 4 was they it was major reset after major reset.  They've had some huge sweeping change in their lives and you'd be like wow, this is interesting, can't wait to explore this for a while but no, by the end of the very next episode it'd all be reset again and they'd be on to something else.  Like Dinesh being CEO of Piped Piper, that was utterly hilarious, but it only lasted one episode!  They also handled TJ Miller leaving the show really poorly, and just seem to have no endgoal in sight at all.  You have this genius main character who created something that would be truly world changing if it were a realistic tech (which it is treated as in the show), but now years and years on he isn't filthy rich and powerful and the tech isn't out there for people in the world to use?  It just doesn't track.  All of that would be forgivable if it was crazy funny every week, but the comedy level isn't as high as it was in the early seasons either.

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Completely agree - its not as good as itself used to be, but its still better than most all comedies being made these days.  We're at a low point of comedy TV in the grand scheme of things right now

 

Curb is indeed great this year, yes!

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The Florida Project - Not sure I really enjoyed it (the overall characters were depressing, everyone seems to hate Dafeo in the film), but I did really like the kids perspective that the film showed. I agree with the complaint regarding the ending though. It was so abrupt, and just came out of the blue. Like really? Otherwise I got a lot out of the film. - 7.5 / 10

 

Edit: Meant to put this in the recent films section. Oh well, lol.

 

On 11/16/2017 at 2:32 AM, Alexcremers said:

Testing, testing ... Pather Panchali is my favorite movie, man!!

 

Hmm, I dunno, Fancyarcher. That doesn't sound right. 

 

Pather Not Exactly My Favorite Movie, But Still Pretty Good Panchali.

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His Girl Friday

 

Definitely not recommended if you have a headache, as Howard Hawks' rapid fire, overlapping dialogue is relentless. Was he the Aaron Sorkin of his time? Cary Grant is himself, but Rosalind Russell really steals it. I'll have to find more movies with her. And that chick from The Son of Kong, Helen Mack shows up briefly - she had a hauntingly beautiful face, that one.

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6 hours ago, Baby Jane Hudson said:

His Girl Friday

 

Definitely not recommended if you have a headache, as Howard Hawks' rapid fire, overlapping dialogue is relentless. Was he the Aaron Sorkin of his time? Cary Grant is himself, but Rosalind Russell really steals it. I'll have to find more movies with her. And that chick from The Son of Kong, Helen Mack shows up briefly - she had a hauntingly beautiful face, that one.

 

One of my favorite movies of the 1940s (and that's saying something, it's probably my favorite movie decade).

 

I like Rosalind Russell, but His Girl Friday is definitely her best performance for me.  I despise Auntie Mame, probably traditionally her most celebrated role but I found the movie and character awful.

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6 hours ago, Baby Jane Hudson said:

His Girl Friday

 

Definitely not recommended if you have a headache, as Howard Hawks' rapid fire, overlapping dialogue is relentless. Was he the Aaron Sorkin of his time? Cary Grant is himself, but Rosalind Russell really steals it. I'll have to find more movies with her. And that chick from The Son of Kong, Helen Mack shows up briefly - she had a hauntingly beautiful face, that one.

 

Your preferences become more queer by the minute.

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Firewall.

 

This was my back-up plan in case District 9 wouldn't be good. But how could it be bad with such high approval ratings? Well, I was tired of it after 20 minutes, you can only have so many characters, fast-paced transitions and sound effects before they overwhelm you. So I watched this one instead, which was surprisingly good, though I sometimes grew tired of Ford's incessant grumbling and rambling, but other than that, entertaining enough.

This is the first time Alexander Desplat's score only interested me for two minutes.

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Oh I get it. Haw haw. Somehow gay guys have hijacked the classic actress thing, as if straight blokes can't like them without becoming homosexuals either. I dunno. I just dunno.

 

Will it be that way in 70 years from now that gay men of the future will be the only ones allowed like Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams or Scarlett Johannson, women topping many straight men's wank lists today?

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5 minutes ago, Baby Jane Hudson said:

Will it be that way in 70 years from now that gay men of the future will be the only ones allowed like Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams or Scarlett Johannson, women topping many straight men's wank lists today?

 

Ugh, another leftist SJ warrior. 

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