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Quintus

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  1. The "an Apple Original" font is so unimaginatively nondescript.
  2. Personally, I think the excellent Film Symphony Orchestra version (in their suite) blows every other recording away, even Goldsmith's original.
  3. I recognise her as the second main character in Knives Out:
  4. It's an alternate timeline. Kim obviously never existed and Mike was just an enigmatic heavy without this massive sprawling backstory about underground warehouse construction.
  5. I watched Knives Out tonight, it was bloody good fun. Some scenes had a really great European cinema vibe about them, helped enormously by a zesty and assured musical underscore. A treat in the mould of classic whodunnits, only slightly marred by some late game predictability and a disappointing lack of devilish coda traditionally befitting of the genre. But everything else was well done, and I look forward to the inevitable follow up. A new Agatha-esque detective franchise is born.
  6. What about Platoon? At the time, I know some people preferred the lesser known Hamburger Hill.
  7. Film vs film, I'd say One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the best here. Film versus trilogy? Return of the King is deserving. Because we all know its Academy Award haul was in recognition of its achievement as a whole trilogy rather than the final film itself (one that isn't the very best instalment of the three).
  8. https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/the-oscar-best-picture-showdown/ A just result
  9. Well in a way, it is [silly]. Evil Dead is very silly too, as is its sequel. Still absolutely amazing horror films in their day though. I didn't expect much from Babadook at all, it was one of those "oh fuck it" button pushes on Netflix one night. I thought it was an excellent B-movie entry into the genre and I probably found it to be the creepiest of the ones mentioned here, helped by sympathetic performances from the terrorised mother and son coupling. Anyway, my order would be this, based on pure enjoyability factor (because they're all good films): Babadook > Hereditary > It Follows > Bird Box > The Witch > A Quiet Place Actually, I found the last one to be quite mediocre by the end. Oh and the ending of The Mist is my favourite part. It's such a good film that, and another very silly one.
  10. Who knew The Spark could also work as mood for, well, anything.
  11. Did anyone else know that Cameron Diaz has retired?
  12. Justin is impatiently impulsive in the way he'll veer from one thing/idea to the next.
  13. How come nobody is talking about it here? I thought this was a big show for JWfan? I'll probably try to watch epi 3 tonight.
  14. Dunno, I heard it was Amazon's highest rated hit last year. Or maybe it was ever, I can't remember.
  15. Lol nobody cares Joey (probably because nobody saw Brightburn).
  16. Hey it's not too bad this is it. I've sat through two instalments and it's pretty watchable. Two f-bombs in epi 2 were diabolically out of place, but it's low level distraction compared to the omnipresent cringe I felt while wading my way through Discovery's entire first season. But they have to stop with this attempt to force a trendy culture upgrade in this franchise, because it's just embarrassing and it lets itself down with it every time (I still shutter at the memory of crew disco scenes in Discovery). But the plot, while a bit on the pseudo smart/needlessly confusing side, is rather compelling. And I like how it looks. One thing: who is this Bruce Maddox guy I heard mention of? It was probably explained at some point, but I can't remember anything about it. If he isn't integral then don't worry about it, but maybe I'll benefit from knowing who he is moving forward. Is he a legacy character?
  17. I wonder if it'll hold my kids' attentions. How many episodes in a season?
  18. Fuck off with these Instagram embeds, it's made the thread as slow to load as those tedious YouTube link fests and I end up backing out instead of waiting.
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