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User Info: CasanovaZelos

CasanovaZelos
1 month ago#241
Singin' in the Rain is a wonderful, colorful musical that also touches on one of the more interesting periods of American cinema. Along with Sunset Boulevard, which takes a darker look, it's nice to have a film that explores the impact of sound on cinema, how it disrupted an art form that developed its own style of physical acting to compensate for the silence.

I feel like there's a lot of stuff in each era of cinema that simply gets lost in time; we talk as if film is constantly evolving, but there are certain styles that get lost over time. Silent cinema holds up well to me because it operates so differently than everything that comes after; Singin' in the Rain falls into the same boat with its use of Technicolor. Those colors might be over-saturated, but it adds a certain aesthetic appeal we don't really get anymore.

That's another reason I am bothered when people talk like Citizen Kane is acclaimed solely for its influence; the largest part of its acclaim comes from its black and white cinematography and especially its heavy use of shadows, which means it perfected a style that isn't really even used anymore besides a few art films.
Film essays and reviews: https://www.youtube.com/c/foolfantastic
Board 8's Top 250 Games 2016 Edition: https://casanovazelos.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/b8top250/

User Info: Johnbobb

Johnbobb
1 month ago#242
MetalmindStats posted...
Despicable Me (the original) is surprisingly good; much better than you would expect based on its franchise's reputation.

I agree with this

I've seen the first two and Minions, and legitimately the only real issue I have with the series is how it became less focused on the main characters and more on the minions, which were already the worst part of the movies.

But the relationship between Gru and the kids and their adventures are always good fun
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User Info: LinkMarioSamus

LinkMarioSamus
1 month ago#243
Singin' in the Rain, not to knock on its quality, but it does kind of feel like it has some kind of "postage stamp" appeal, which doesn't make it hard to see how it largely flew under the radar in its own time compared to its massive reputation since. Also find it kind of funny how this movie got no Oscar nominations, yet a decade later it probably would have been considered prime-Oscar bait.

It took me the opening montage of Lockwood's career up to that point to understand what the film was trying to do, but once I did, I was hooked.
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User Info: Hardcore_Adult

Hardcore_Adult
1 month ago#244
TheCodeisBosco posted...
Singin' in the Rain really is a genuine masterpiece. It's been too long since I've watched that one...


Kenan and Kel did the Best parody.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x1hLcngWw4
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User Info: CasanovaZelos

CasanovaZelos
1 month ago#245
Coming off a stressful week, I'm so ready for tonight.
Film essays and reviews: https://www.youtube.com/c/foolfantastic
Board 8's Top 250 Games 2016 Edition: https://casanovazelos.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/b8top250/

User Info: Hardcore_Adult

Hardcore_Adult
1 month ago#246
Got done with Team America World Police. It's one of those movies you appreciate more if you haven't seen them in yonks.
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User Info: TheCodeisBosco

TheCodeisBosco
1 month ago#247
Hardcore_Adult posted...
TheCodeisBosco posted...
Singin' in the Rain really is a genuine masterpiece. It's been too long since I've watched that one...


Kenan and Kel did the Best parody.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x1hLcngWw4


Lol, I don't think I ever saw this as a kid. Awesome.
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User Info: Hardcore_Adult

Hardcore_Adult
1 month ago#248
Yeah the 90s for the most part were great for TV.
I'll get back up for good this time and I ain't comin' down...

User Info: CasanovaZelos

CasanovaZelos
1 month ago#249
I was late in getting out my reviews this week; Booksmart and John Wick 3 became my #1 and #4 film of the year so far, so a very strong weekend!

John Wick: Chapter 3:
https://letterboxd.com/foolfantastic/film/john-wick-chapter-3-parabellum/

Booksmart:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6LcUTYjqUk
Film essays and reviews: https://www.youtube.com/c/foolfantastic
Board 8's Top 250 Games 2016 Edition: https://casanovazelos.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/b8top250/

User Info: Waluigi1

Waluigi1
1 month ago#250
Me and a friend watched The Nice Guys last night at a recommendation by reddit. It was hilarious! Had us f***ing rolling, I definitely reccomend checking it out if you haven't seen it!
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