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    Nick1066 reacted to Jurassic Shark in Upcoming Films   
    He's too busy filming his dancing cameo.
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    Nick1066 reacted to Chen G. in FILM: The Last Jedi (2017)   
    Has anyone ever convinced anyone of anything at JWFan?
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    Nick1066 got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Newer films)   
    Darkest Hour (2017) followed immediately by Churchill (2017).
     
    Darkest hour was excellent. Gary Oldman inhabits Churchill, it was one of the finest transformative performances by an actor I've ever seen.  A compelling drama, well acted, well scripted and enjoyable throughout. And the luminescent Lilly James is always a treat to watch. Highly recommended.
     
    Churchill on the other hand, isn't a good movie. Setting aside the fact that it gets really basic facts historically wrong, and laughably so, the way they've written Churchill is just bizarre...he's completely unrecognisable to anyone who knows the first thing about his life. He's treated like a bothersome bore who was in everyone's way, and you get zero indication how he could have ever done anything great or eventually be regarded as the greatest Britain.
     
    Another odd thing is the guy they have playing Eisenhower. He captures none of Ike's likability and charm (things that helped make him President) but rather plays him like the typical, straight up asshole American military guy you see in action flicks, which Ike decidedly was not. And if the way the character was written wasn't bad enough, the acting was just wooden.
     
    Really, really odd choices, maybe the director, whose Australian, just hates Brits and Americans.
     
    It's a pity, because Brian Cox does a good Churchill, but the script just fails him.  It almost plays like a sequel to Darkest Hour, because it covers a later period in the war (Darkest Hour being Dunkirk, Churchill being the period leading up to D-Day), but the film is so fundamentally flawed I can't recommend it.
     
    But Gary Oldman has my vote for best actor (not that the academy asked me).
     
     
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    Nick1066 got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2020)   
    That's GOLD!!!  😂
     
    Anyway, West Side Story only works when it's updated. If they really want to do this right, Spielberg should set it during the 2016 US election and have a Trump and Clinton supporter fall in love.
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    Nick1066 got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    Sure. Anytime two people are talking to each other and not calling each other sexists or feminazi's is a good thing in this thread as far as I'm concerned!
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    Nick1066 got a reaction from DarthDementous in THE ORVILLE - Show Discussion   
    I've been wondering...what are midi-files?
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    Nick1066 got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in What are your favorite shots in a movie?   
    Now that's a first.
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    Nick1066 got a reaction from JTWfan77 in SPIELBERG, Upcoming HBO documentary   
    I know this will likely be an incredibly unpopular opinion around here, but I can't say I'm a huge fan of Spielberg's output the last 20 years.  He's certainly made some fine, critically acclaimed films, many of which I've enjoyed. And no one would question that he's still an incredibly competent, talented director. But I can't say there's anything that's been truly great in the second half of his career. And by truly great I mean approaching the inspired genius that made Spielberg what he is.
     
    Yes, I know everyone has their favourites they individually regard as classics post 1997, whether it's Munich or Bridge of Spies or Lincoln. But to me those films are merely very good, not inspired and certainly not influential.  I think the last truly influential movie he made was arguably Minority Report, and before that SPR.  
     
    The other thing for me is, I personally don't care for Kamiński's cinematography, which is obviously a key part of all of Spielberg's latter work. And frankly I think Spielberg's reliance on him and Williams, talented as they may be, has limited his growth as an artist, and I think it would have benefitted him to work more with people who brought different things to the table and pushed his boundaries a bit. His films just feel very safe to me now and don't take a lot of risks. 
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    Nick1066 got a reaction from Borodin in Where's Bloodboal?   
    Do not try to imagine what happened to BloodBoal, that's impossible.
     
    Instead, only try to realize the truth...there is no BloodBoal. 
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    Nick1066 reacted to Stefancos in Star Trek is better than everything   
    Fuck you!
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    Nick1066 reacted to Stefancos in Star Trek is better than everything   
    Fuck you!
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    Nick1066 got a reaction from TheOtherJones in Tauriel   
    I was hoping to contribute some artwork to the thread.
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    Nick1066 got a reaction from mstrox in Tauriel   
    Oh what the hell.
     

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    Nick1066 reacted to KK in Two Tolkien biopics in the works: "Middle-earth" and "Tolkien"   
    The fantasy sequences don't look great. Curious to hear what the Newman score will sound like.
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    Nick1066 got a reaction from geom_00 in What's your dream title of a book on JW?   
    The Force is With Him: A Maestro's Journey
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    Nick1066 got a reaction from JTWfan77 in The Hobbit Recut - The Fan Edits thread   
    There's a very good reason for removing killing the goblin.  In the book, Bilbo found the ring. He didn't know who it belonged to at the time, and he didn't know it belonged to Gollum during the riddle game, he figured that out later. 
     
    The way Jackson shoots the scene, Bilbo sees Gollum lose the ring and he steals it, knowing it belongs to Gollum.
     
    Bilbo seeing Gollum lose the ring, then stealing and keeping it, not only changes Bilbo's character but impacts the story in several ways. In the original prologue to FOTR, it's clear Bilbo simply finds the ring, true to the book. It also impacts the way the riddle scene plays out. Why would Bilbo draw attention to having the ring in his pocket when he knows he stole it from Gollum? It makes sense if he simply found the ring and doesn't know, at the time, that the ring belongs to Gollum. But Jackson's version turns Bilbo into a thief who inexplicably draws attention to his thievery.
     
     
     
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    Nick1066 got a reaction from JTWfan77 in The Lion King (Jon Favreau)   
    Is 90's nostalgia a thing now? Who could be nostalgic about the 90's?
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    Nick1066 got a reaction from Chen G. in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Newer films)   
    Well this goes without saying!
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    Nick1066 reacted to Naïve Old Fart in the mstrox thread   
    Tonight, its a pizza, and drinks, with friends. Tomorrow, I pop into to my local church Christmas fair (I know!) to say "hi, and bye," to all the kind people who helped me out when I was "going through it". The afternoon will be spent tyding-up my fla...erm, sorry, my apartment, with a final Chinese takeaway, in the evening. 
    Sunday is squeaky bum time. It's D-day, and I get up at stupid o'clock to drive to my new life.
    Not much, then.
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    Nick1066 reacted to Naïve Old Fart in the mstrox thread   
    So.. I've been out of it, for a little while. Not meaning to take over Mike's thread (I'd never want to do that), but I thought I'd offer JWfan an update on the whole job thing.
    I have not worked for nearly four weeks, and, because of this (and other personal circumstances) I have decided to relocate from the South Coast of England, to a remote part of North West Scotland.
    Eagle-eyed JWfaners might recall that I did almost exactly the same, a few years ago. Although the move at that time did not work out, a very big part of me always wanted to return to this particular place.
    I don't fully understand why I feel that I'm being drawn back to this place. All I know is that, somehow, I'm meant to be there, and that I have a meaningful future, there. I can't explain it any more logically, or coherently.
    I move up in less than three weeks, now, and I've already started to sort out what I take, and what I leave behind (don't worry; my JW CDs are quite safe!).
    This is the reason that I could not even consider attending the recent concert, meet, or even purchasing the train ticket to London: I need all my available funds for the move.
    I'm sorry to all concerned, whom I let down. I only hope that you understand, now, why I couldn't attend?
    As moving day approaches, I'll offer regular updates. Thanks for listening.
     
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