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    Default My Gripe About New Movies!

    I am so sick of the production formula. By that I mean, taking an exciting sounding subject, then reducing it to as few participants as possible, and staging them in some sort of confined space.

    For instance, "The Monster Who Ate Cleveland," (hypothetical) turns out to be about five friends trapped in a high rise elevator. Or in a snowed in cabin, or in an abandoned truck trailer, or in an underground vault of some kind.

    When some world shattering event is taking place, all the movie is concerned with is how the strained relationship between a mother and her druggie teenage daughter is going to turn out. Never mind that the world is coming to an end out there. What's important is whether or not the druggie's boy friend can reach the estranged father in time. And, with people dieing wholesale all around, we audience are supposed to focus all our empathy and concern on one screw up of a kid, who's wandered into danger.

    And, I'd like to know who told porno characters that they could become legitimate actors simply by keeping their clothes on, and reading a script out loud. Man, that is SO obvious! And disgusting.

    That's my rant, and I'm sticking to it!
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    I agree. I stopped going to theaters more than a decade ago. There has been nothing new or even remotely interesting. All are either attempted remakes or plotless, pointless, preaching, disgusting video game-like simulations. This is not entertainment to me. I'll continue building my 'classic' DVD collection by supporting Goodwill.

    Sorry to sound so cranky...
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    I think there are still good movies being made, The Martian is one for me. There's a thread related to this earlier, https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...-over-and-over. I've listed a bunch there.

    I have library of over 1900 movies on a 12 TB drive that I access through my Apple TV. I've actually stopped going to the theater with the advent of physical difficulties I have, plus I bought a 55" 4K TV that is a great substitute.


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    Oh, anther thing. If I'm "click baited" into starting a movie, and the title "Asylum" comes up, I immediately switch it off and go use some mouthwash.
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    Oh, and yet another, but HOPEFULL thing. I am so impressed with modern technology animation, CGI effects. It seems like nothing is impossible anymore. So, that should mean that we could have epic movies with casts of thousands, and entire fleets of ships, planes, or any other durn thing to tell the story. I want CGI to become inexpensive enough so that even B movie producers will use it. I like to see broad landscapes, entire cities of the past or future, etc. I loved the CGI in GOT. Why shouldn't we demand to get it on a more routine basis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasGeorge View Post
    And, I'd like to know who told porno characters that they could become legitimate actors simply by keeping their clothes on, and reading a script out loud. Man, that is SO obvious! And disgusting.
    That's my rant, and I'm sticking to it!
    Thank you VegasGeorge for my evening laugh. Of course what is funny is how true it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyroneJohnson View Post
    I want a legit sci-fi movie...
    For me that's The Martian.

    (I've been planning to list more of my favorites, but to walk through my list of 1900+ is daunting.)

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