Dancers Anonymous > Seen Any Good Movies Lately?

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by pygmalion, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. RiseNFall

    RiseNFall Well-Known Member

    Went to Star Wars with my 20 year old son yesterday. I enjoyed it, all criticisms, characterizations are correct, but it was overall a perfectly enjoyable if somewhat light-weight experience. My son and I were semi-outraged about different aspects of the movie/story line. I look forward to the subsequent movies and hope they deliver.

    Love some of the new characters; lukewarm on the Resistance pilot.
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  2. Purr

    Purr Well-Known Member

    The best things about the movie were Rey, who made a strong female heroine, and BB-8, who was just the cutest little droid. I want to adopt BB-8.

    Can someone please tell me why C3PO had a red arm?
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  3. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    Coz he lost it in episode 6
  4. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    Star Wars was awesome and the cameos were cool
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  5. GJB

    GJB Well-Known Member

    I liked The Big Short.
  6. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

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  7. Purr

    Purr Well-Known Member

    Really? Star Wars: Return of the Jedi would be the movie right before it, in the correct timeline. I remember that C3PO was attacked by a creature who picked his eye sensor out on Jabba the Hutt's sail barge. And I remember that C3PO was perceived as a god by the Ewoks.

    I think C3PO got blasted into pieces by a stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and he was put back together by Chewbacca.

    I don't remember him losing an arm. But then it's been awhile since I watched the movies.
  8. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    Perhaps my memory escapes me :confused::p:eek:
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  9. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    And it apparently does.. The force awakens is a thirty year jump forward from episode 6 so apparently parts are in short supply. Apparently a comic book is to be released to explain the event and tell us about the droid who gave up the arm so c3po could keep on going
  10. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    Well, in the original movie (episode 4) he's got one silver lower leg so it's not surprising his arm got replaced with a different color.
  11. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    Seems George Lukas had an earful to say about Disney today. Evidently, he is not too pleased with their story line.
  12. Dancing Irishman

    Dancing Irishman Well-Known Member

    From what I've read, his (now-ex-)wife was the unsung genius behind episodes IV and V (mostly in editing).

    If we're talking about the same comments, it looks like he complained that the film was too similar to previous ones. Which is a bit of a stone from a glass house given the near-identical looming threats in Eps. IV and VI. And it's also somewhat ignorant of the nature of storytelling in general (there are only a handful of fundamental story archetypes).

    Also, FYI, the interview with Charlie Rose (source of the regrettable "white slaver" comment) is a week old.
  13. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    I think it was a good move for them to stick to a relatively recognizable story progression. It lets them set up the new characters, the new feel (because I love JJ Abrams and what he did with the movie, but it did have a distinctly JJ Abrams feel that was different than the feel of the other Star Wars) and let them progress from there with the next episodes. It gives a sense of continuity that will let them make more unique storylines later.
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  14. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

    My mom and I just saw "Carol." I thought Rooney Mara was wonderful - and at times I would have sworn that it was Audrey Hepburn who was on the screen. I'm usually a Cate Blanchet fan, but she didn't really sell her character to me - and I kept getting distracted as to how someone who seemed so matronly (at least to me) could have a 4-year old daughter.
  15. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    Sharknado finally :eek:
  16. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Star Wars 2x, but really laughed with SIL at the "sisters" movie. Ahhhh past school parties!
  17. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    I'm still somewhat bored with American film. Mostly you see them just reworking old stories, because there aren't any new ones. What I find watching films from other countries is they don't always follow the typical narative:

    good people encounter a problem or bad people
    good people almost lose
    good people win

    Sometimes in Japanese or Chinese films (maybe other places too):

    good people or encounter a problem or bad people
    great trials the good people go through
    sometimes the good people lose at the end

    But there are still beautiful stories and lessons.

    I watched this one last night
    Great movie about teenagers in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution.

    Also what is great about foreign films is you see what other people's lives are like that are quite different than your own. You start to realize there is a culture that has been somewhat pre-packaged for your consumption, but definitely not a reflection of all that life and the World has to offer!
  18. sbrnsmith

    sbrnsmith Well-Known Member

  19. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    Zoolander 2
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  20. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    You are lucky you have one !! :rolleyes:
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