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Old 11-10-2017, 10:18 PM   #1176
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I deduced that pretty early, when Spiderman saved her during the ship shear and she had that "falling in love" moment.

Although there were a lot of pretty girls, the three who stood out the most were:

1. Blonde student council prez
2. Black girl
3. Aunt May

Initially, I thought Aunt May was Peter's live-in girlfriend, since she was walking around in scanty underclothes and was hanging around him. Once I realized she was Aunt May, the obvious question is "who is Mary Jane" and initially it seemed like blonde girl was it, but as black girl took more prominence I figured she was the one.
To clarify, we are talking about this girl and not this one?
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:21 AM   #1177
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Gonna admit, I have no idea. I know I'm at risk of coming across as prosopagnostic, but I thought they were the same character, she was just dressed up on the ship versus when she was hanging around Peter.

That's one of the limitations of not having audio.
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:43 AM   #1178
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Gonna admit, I have no idea. I know I'm at risk of coming across as prosopagnostic, but I thought they were the same character, she was just dressed up on the ship versus when she was hanging around Peter.

That's one of the limitations of not having audio.
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The second one Peter took the Homecoming dance is named Liz. Apparently she's another one of his crushes in the comics. She moves away at the end of the movie bc of the stuff that happened with her father. The first girl is referred to as "Michelle" throughout the film, but at the end she says all her friends call her "MJ".
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Old 11-11-2017, 04:33 AM   #1179
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The honest truth is likely they hired Marisa Tomei for her chemistry with Robert Downey Jr. more than anything else. She is 52 years old. She's in the menopause age range. She just happens to be quite beautiful for someone her age. Sally Fields was only like 65 when she appeared as Aunt May, Rosemary Higgins was 75 in Sam Raimi's films.

You also have to remember, Spider-Man's actor himself has gotten progressively younger. Tobey Maguire portrayed a recently graduate from High School and failing College student. Andrew Garfield literally graduated High School in his 2nd film rather than the first. And Tom Holland is like a Sophomore. It wouldn't really make sense to have such an old parent/guardian when the newest iteration of Peter Parker is also so young.

Very old and feeble Aunt May has kind of been a major annoyance to most of the viewers/readers of Spider-Man, as she really doesn't do anything other than mess up Spider-Man. In the Ultimate Spider-man cartoon, she's still gray haired, but she's young and hip as well as accepting of Peter's superhero activities after revealing she had discovered his secret. I feel they probably borrowed most of her characterizations from this version. Even in modern comics, Aunt May rarely shows up because she married J. Jonah Jameson's father (effectively making him his boss his cousin) and they moved to Florida or something. Peter just works on his own problems (like saving NYC from supervillains), not the problem of Aunt May dying of being old and poor and feeble.
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:17 AM   #1180
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:35 PM   #1181
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Thor: Ragnarok

I went in with extremely low expectations given the groan-inducing title, but it turns out this was the best "superhero" movie I can remember seeing. My only major complainta begin with the infection of Guardians of the Galaxy-tier faux paus jokes that were forced and unfunny. Another complaint is that the movies are getting boring with regard to plot - "get imprisoned on alien homeworld and escape". BO-RING.

But otherwise, this was solid. You don't need a deep or edgy villain to make an effective film.
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:12 PM   #1182
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Sidebar: anyone who walks out of that movie and isn't crazy horny is LYING
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:21 PM   #1183
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What if they relieved their horny-ness in the theater, with tree clippers or something.
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:57 PM   #1184
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:17 PM   #1185
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Saw Last Jedi...

Not sure how i feel entirely although it definately isn't on par with Empire strikes back. Visually a beautiful film.
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:44 PM   #1186
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Vaders goes "No, noo" when he throws the Emperor down the Death Star shaft in Return of the Jedi.

What the fudge Lucas? In the original, he said nothing. Instead it's the cheesy ending line from Revenge of the Sith??
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:37 PM   #1187
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Did you just watch a more recent edition on DVD/Blu-Ray? George Lucas is pretty much insane. He's like Da Vinci painting the Mona Lisa, but then he kept finding tiny things he wanted to change and now it's a picture of Dogs playing Poker.

Rocket Jump made a very good video about how Star Wars was saved by the editing to fix the big mess George Lucas put together. And it can be clearly felt considering how very messy the prequels were by comparison to the originals.

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Old 12-18-2017, 12:09 AM   #1188
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Did you just watch a more recent edition on DVD/Blu-Ray? George Lucas is pretty much insane. He's like Da Vinci painting the Mona Lisa, but then he kept finding tiny things he wanted to change and now it's a picture of Dogs playing Poker.

Rocket Jump made a very good video about how Star Wars was saved by the editing to fix the big mess George Lucas put together. And it can be clearly felt considering how very messy the prequels were by comparison to the originals.

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Just watched the first half of Toy Story 3. And then the DVD died. Bad sectors, scratched up to high heaven. The perils in checking out DVDs from the county library. Alas.

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So far, I have enjoyed the movie. It is the weakest of the three so far, I feel, but is by no means a weak entry. The depiction of daycare life for a toy has subverted my expectations several times already, and (from what I've seen of him and his backstory so far) Lotso is surprisingly the sort of villain one would only expect to find in stories written for an adult audience.

As I told a friend: I'm giving Pixar the stink eye for making Bonnie so lovable. The very premise of the film pits the viewer against the notion of Woody not being reunited with Andy, and yet Bonnie so wonderful that you cannot help but to hope for the outcome where Andy ends up letting Bonnie inherit his toys, knowing that she will take good care of them and put them to better use than he.
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Just watched Blade Runner for the very first time. (It was the Director's Cut, the one I think from the early or mid '90s? It mentioned a copyright of like 1992 at the end.) Thoughts:

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Easy to see how massively influential it has been on all the science fiction and especially cyberpunk that has come out of the past 35 years.

... But at the same time, I wasn't a fan. ^^; It was an okay movie. Breaking it down:
  • the ideas and concepts it deals with are interesting
  • but it doesn't deal with them in very interesting ways
  • the film feels very dull, despite its extraordinary setting and subject matter
  • the plot leaves a great many questions unanswered
  • I enjoy the ambiguity surrounding Deckard's own origins
  • I really didn't care much for Vangelis's soundtrack ^^; , much less think it deserved a BAFTA O_o
  • I thought the character development was astonishly weak / absent in this movie. Like, borderline missing for the vast majority of the named characters.
  • I don't really get the finale of Roy's fight with Deckard, though I was impressed by the line he delivered and am delighted to find it impressed so many others it has its own frickin' Wikipedia article assigned to it XD
Would I watch it again? If I had to. Do I want to watch it again? No. (Or at least not any time soon.) Do I want to own a copy? Hell no. It's a very strange movie in many regards, an unmistakable product of the same time period that gave us Labyrinth and Mad Max.

But am I glad to have seen it? Well sure, absolutely. Its mark on anime is indelible, and I can clearly see that now, having seen the film for myself. Ghost in the Shell. Psycho-Pass. These franchises are very, very clearly influenced by Blade Runner.

One last thing: got super turned off by the "sex scene" with Rick and Rachael at Rick's apartment. MAN WAS THAT RAPEY! It was just gross. How she tries to run away but he bars her escape and slams the door shut. How it then escalates to him abusively shoving her away from the door into property of his in the apartment. (The fuuuuck ...? ) How it then further escalates to him ordering her to tell him that she wants him to do sexual things to her ... WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT ALL ABOUT!? Not sure whether that's to be blamed on Ridley Scott or on the 1980s or what, but good god. Massive turnoff. ... Perhaps meant to be another sign that Deckard is an empathy-lacking Replicant? *tomatoed*
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