Just finished Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back (Its the 1995 VHS verisions, withouth the bluray shitty CGI adds... beautiful!) and i'm wondering if in the cinema's history exists a more alpha character than Han Solo. I've seen a lot of films, but a very little is from before the 2000s, so maybe i've missed some epic alpha moment? I dont know, do you?
>i'm wondering if in the cinema's history exists a more alpha character than Han Solo
How could a show be any better?
>The episode where Adriana is killed
Fuck, those feels though.
Sopranos appreciation thread
So it's settled then?
also just imagine the dude having the reddit guys face instead of his own and then its correct
>"You’re either the champion or you’re shit. Movies aren’t a sporting event. Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, etc. it’s not productive to just give thumbs up and thumbs down and rate movies on a scale of how many burritos you’d give it out of 5. In a sense, we’re disrespecting the medium. You’d never rate a painting that way [pondering]: “hmmmm, this painting gets four paintbrushes out of six possible paintbrushes,” but for some reason we’ve decided that it’s okay to do that with movies."
- James Gray
Do you agree or disagree?
Please don't compare "Cinema" to actual forms of art and expression.
Your flicks, movies, films and all, are on the same level as video games and reality television in regards to artistry.
He has a point, but he's still making a retarded strawman of websites like rotten tomatoes. Nobody assumes a movie with 95% is objectively superior to a movie with 93%. It's just a useful metric telling you that "yeah, critics generally liked this movie."
And the truth is, nobody really gives a fuck what movie critics actually say. We only care about the bottom line--whether they would recommend it. And it's the exact same for art. If most art critics agree something is shit, it's not going into any museums.
critics practically did rate paintings in their columns, they just didn't assign them numbers. They're just indicators of a subjective feeling, unique to each author. No one takes them that seriously.
>director can't decide how to end movie
>"that ending makes you think and reflect is so fantastic"
The 94% on RT is evidence that critics know more about cinema than the pleb masses farting out user reviews on metacritic. TFA was a great love letter to Lucas and a good introduction to some new characters who are already deeper and more interesting than their Original Trilogy counterparts.
Its literally a meme to hate TFA. Literally everyone and their dog enjoyed the mlvie immensly and thats why its already at 1.3 billion. Are you too stupid to catch on? The ironic "prequels are amazing" threads, the ironic "what went wrong (with TFA)" threads.
Too much time on /tv/ lad, get your head outside once in a while.
>Literally everyone and their dog enjoyed the mlvie immensly
The meme hate has already spread to reddit. It's going to take over the internet soon, and by next year everyone will be talking about how terrible the movie is. Same thing happened to JJ's fantastic 09 Star Trek reboot.
What is a good movie to watch to make you forget you are spending new years eve alone?
How would you fix this piece or shit?
Hard mode: you can't get rid of Rey.
>some modern filmmakers prefer wasting time and money with practical effects when CGI is now at the point where its objectively superior
Seriously, practical effects are only for grandpa filmmakers and hipsters
Starting off easy:
>Kevin Spacey is a robot
Why are women in movies?
>still on 4chan
Now will everyone finally stop comparing Peter Jackson to George Lucas? George had all the time in the world to prep the Star Wars prequel trilogy. It being a failure was entirely his fault. With The Hobbit trilogy the studio gave Peter barely any time to prepare the movies and in the middle of filming told him that it had to be a trilogy instead of two movies. Peter obviously isn't blameless but he isn't a George tier hack. He got fucked over by the studio.
yea but he could have told the studio to go fuck themselves. If they removed him fans would throw hissy fits and they would be forced to bring him back. Also I can only assume it was his idea to use massive amounts of garbage cgi.
He had shitloads of power with the direction of the hobbit and failed
>If they removed him fans would throw hissy fits
I'm pretty sure the studio wouldn't have cared. After Del Toro left they made a shortlist of possible replacements, if Peter had demanded more time they probably would've just gotten someone from the shortlist and that shortlist had horrifyingly awful hacks like Brett Ratner. They had been preparing The Hobbit movies for years, they weren't going to further delay things to accommodate Peter.
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What'll be the film with which you ring in the new year?
"I’m really well versed on a lot of directors’ careers, you know, and when you look at those last five films when they were past it, when they were too old, and they’re really out of touch with the times, whether it be William Wyler and The Liberation of L.B. Jones or Billy Wilder with Fedora and then Buddy Buddy or whatever the hell. To me, it’s all about my filmography, and I want to go out with a terrific filmography. Death Proof has got to be the worst movie I ever make. And for a left-handed movie, that wasn’t so bad, all right? — so if that’s the worst...
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>"If you live in France, for instance, and you have written one good book, or painted one good picture, or directed one outstanding film fifty years ago and nothing else since, you are still recognized and honored accordingly. People take their hats off to you and call you "maître". They do not forget. In Hollywood—in Hollywood, you're as good as your last picture. If you didn't have one in production within the last three months, you're forgotten, no matter what you have achieved ere this."
>In France, I'm an auteur; in Germany, a filmmaker; in Britain; a genre film director; and, in the USA, a bum.