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    The Shotfather reacted to WTA in The Movie Thread   
    I thought it was amazing. Best movie I've seen in a while. Also, I typically hate going to the movies, but I went to that one solo in the middle of the day (first time I've done that) and it was actually quite enjoyable.
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from slamee101 in The Movie Thread   
    I really do think that there is a lot to be said for stories that are arrow-straight set within a world that is completely chaotic. The two best movies I've seen in the past several years are The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road, and both of them are bone thin on actual plot, but completely full on story and character, which I've continuously expressed as my personal favorite aspect of any book, movie, or show.
    Both of those movies have characters that feel like they have mountains of backstory, but instead of just shitting into the ears of the audience with contrived expository dialogue or energy sucking monologues, we're instead refreshingly shown their nuance through the interaction they have with their surrounding environments. By doing that, these worlds feel real and lived-in and teeming with the idea that a wide array of stories are happening off-camera, and the characters feel more real because of that. The plot of The Revenant can be summed up in a few seconds. "A man gets left for dead and uses the betrayal as the fuel for his survival." Likewise, Fury Road can be summed up as "A group of women who are slaves to a world created by men decide that they want to pave their own future. Also, Max makes a cameo."
    Those movies aren't about those basic plot points though, they're simply the vehicles that our characters are driving, and I'd much rather see characters driving the plot than the other way around.
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from Mr. Hoopah! in The Movie Thread   
    I really do think that there is a lot to be said for stories that are arrow-straight set within a world that is completely chaotic. The two best movies I've seen in the past several years are The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road, and both of them are bone thin on actual plot, but completely full on story and character, which I've continuously expressed as my personal favorite aspect of any book, movie, or show.
    Both of those movies have characters that feel like they have mountains of backstory, but instead of just shitting into the ears of the audience with contrived expository dialogue or energy sucking monologues, we're instead refreshingly shown their nuance through the interaction they have with their surrounding environments. By doing that, these worlds feel real and lived-in and teeming with the idea that a wide array of stories are happening off-camera, and the characters feel more real because of that. The plot of The Revenant can be summed up in a few seconds. "A man gets left for dead and uses the betrayal as the fuel for his survival." Likewise, Fury Road can be summed up as "A group of women who are slaves to a world created by men decide that they want to pave their own future. Also, Max makes a cameo."
    Those movies aren't about those basic plot points though, they're simply the vehicles that our characters are driving, and I'd much rather see characters driving the plot than the other way around.
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from silentbob1272 in The Movie Thread   
    Well if you ask me, this is definitely a movie you're going to want to see in the theater. I don't think it's a stretch to say that it's probably the most gorgeous movie that's ever been filmed. One of the few times that I've been so pulled into a movie that I could actually feel how ******* cold everyone must have been. There is one particularly brutal scene in the movie, and despite the fact that I was in the theater with about 5 other people, everyone was visibly squirming in their seats and a couple of them were yelling "UGH! OH! Stop!" it was definitely hard to watch.
    DiCaprio and Hardy were unbelievable, and Domhnall Gleeson was as good as he always is. I don't know that visually there will ever be another movie like it, but I definitely hope so, because it's a pretty great way to shoot a movie, using nothing but natural light.
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from HolyMoses in The Movie Thread   
    Finally watched Birdman. It was alright. Good performance from Norton. Chalk this movie up to me just not understanding the hype. Hollywood sucked its own **** hard on this one.
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from Jimsmusic™ in Marvel Cinematic Universe   
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from Skeetbird in The Movie Thread   
    Finally watched Birdman. It was alright. Good performance from Norton. Chalk this movie up to me just not understanding the hype. Hollywood sucked its own **** hard on this one.
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from Jimsmusic™ in Marvel Cinematic Universe   
    Pants got tight.
    Legit laughed at
    Cap: Buck do you remember me?
    Bucky: I remember your mom.
    Rekt.
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from Lukas jackson in The Movie Thread   
    That looks awesome and has one **** of a cast with Kate Winslett, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofore, Anthony Mackie, Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul and Gal Gadot.
    Yeah, definitely seeing this one in the theater.
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from Dem Birds in The Movie Thread   
    Same. Ejiofore is one of the Top 5 actors going in the business today. He was fantastic in The Martian. I can't wait to see him in Doctor Strange, along with Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, and Tilda Swinton. That in itself is a great cast.
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    The Shotfather reacted to Dem Birds in The Movie Thread   
    Dat cast....
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from slamee101 in Marvel Cinematic Universe   
    This is going to be so ******* good. Come on November 20th. David Tennant is going to be great as Kilgrave. One of the most ****** up characters Marvel has.

    Early reviews out of NYCC where the first episode of Jessica Jones was shown is said that it blew everyone away. It is apparently Marvel's most mature property to date.
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from Mr. Hoopah! in The Movie Thread   
    Silver Linings Playbook was a great movie. Jennifer Lawrence won my soul forever with her role in it. Deniro and Cooper were their normally great selves, but Lawrence stole the ******* show.
    Still haven't watched Inherent Vice, and have tried to watch Birdman twice now. I've got to really try to find a time when I'm in the mood to sit down and commit to that movie, because the previous two times I have been bored to tears.
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from Mr. Hoopah! in The Movie Thread   
    Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleason join the cast of Assassin's Creed. At the very least they seem to seriously want to make this a good movie by putting together an incredibly talented cast.
    I'm hoping this movie allows studios to see the potential in video game movies again if you treat them seriously and don't just use the name.
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    The Shotfather reacted to Mr. Hoopah! in The Movie Thread   
    That was ******* awesome.
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from falconsd56 in The Dark Side Of Climbing Mount Everest   
    I don't get why FR is an ***hole. I mean I do, just not for bumping this hilarious thread.
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from kicker in The Dark Side Of Climbing Mount Everest   
    I don't get why FR is an ***hole. I mean I do, just not for bumping this hilarious thread.
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from HolyMoses in The Dark Side Of Climbing Mount Everest   
    I don't get why FR is an ***hole. I mean I do, just not for bumping this hilarious thread.
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from Grrrillapmpn Inc.® in The Dark Side Of Climbing Mount Everest   
    I don't get why FR is an ***hole. I mean I do, just not for bumping this hilarious thread.
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from Free Radical in The Dark Side Of Climbing Mount Everest   
    I don't get why FR is an ***hole. I mean I do, just not for bumping this hilarious thread.
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from Mr. Hoopah! in The Movie Thread   
    First picture of Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch in Assassin's Creed.

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    The Shotfather got a reaction from Jimsmusic™ in The Movie Thread   
    I ******* hate you.
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    The Shotfather reacted to Billy Ocean in The Movie Thread   
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    The Shotfather got a reaction from k-train in The Movie Thread   
    It's based off the novel of the same name by Uzodinma Iweala, which itself was named after the song by Fela Kuti.
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