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PapaBear12: #46-50

2020.10.01 05:16 PapaBear12 PapaBear12: #46-50

Date started: 1/3/20
Film #46 Fear and Desire Date watched: 5/5 1.5 stars
I went into Fear and Desire with a mixed bag of expectations. Being Kubrick’s first major full-length motion picture after a few minor film projects, I was not expecting greatness, but I was excited to see what I thought would perhaps amount to a few flashes of what would ultimately become Kubrick’s signature style here and there. And it was there, I guess, but in practice the budget limitations along with Kubrick’s own inexperience as a director of major motion pictures at this point in his career really hampered what was for sure a great idea. I’ll give Fear and Desire this: the story was ambitious. A postmodern fever dream exploring what war does to the minds of men directed by the master Stanley Kubrick himself sounds great on paper, like an early Full Metal Jacket, but ultimately falls short of its objective for the aforementioned reasons. Fear and Desire is for the most diehard Kubrick junkies only.
Film #47 Lolita Date watched: 5/5 2 stars
Lolita is exactly what you think it’s going to be, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Nabokov’s story of a forbidden and complicated love based in obsession is there, and it’s executed well. The film is well shot and well directed, and things flow perfectly, though Lolita is certainly a bit boring at times. I’m hesitant to say the acting was bad, but it was certainly inconsistent as far as James Mason and Sue Lyon, the film’s two leads, are concerned. Lolita is a decent film that struggled to keep me interested despite a solid storyline and narrative. Ultimately, Lolita falls short of the other Kubrick films of its time like Spartacus and Dr. Strangelove, which I would recommend over Lolita in a heartbeat.
Film #48 The Lincoln Lawyer Date watched: 5/5 2.5 stars
Since watching The Lincoln Lawyer, my thoughts on the film have always ultimately circled back to what might have been. The film has a really strong beginning; Matthew McConaughey immediately goes to work pulling the viewer in by shaping an awesome character in his lawyer-to-the-ne’er-do-wells of LA County. There are plenty of gripping moments full of some really great writing, and as the film goes on McConaughey does great work with his many notable costars who in turn play wonderfully off him. The film keeps you engaged throughout with a plotline that has enough turns to keep things interesting consistently. But the film throws in a twist towards the end that just utterly fails, and really has little bearing on the story. I’m not saying throwing in another twist was a bad move, but the twist they went with just felt pointless and just hurt what would have otherwise been a perfectly acceptable ending. I would still definitely recommend this one, though.
Film #49 Taxi Driver Date watched: 5/5 3 stars
Taxi Driver is a classic for too many reasons. From the acting to the story to the setting: a corrupt, crime-ridden post-Vietnam New York City, Taxi Driver seeks not only to entertain but offers a sincere and powerful commentary on its time. The film pulls us into a New York City most (including many who live there today) have never seen; when juxtaposed to the NYC of today, it is a whole other world. And it also provides a commentary on crime and the psychology of our Vietnam War vets. Robert De Niro and Jody Foster were both incredible – and Jodie Foster, playing an underage prostitute – was only 16! Despite being a controversial film, which portrays De Niro’s protagonist as a mentally unstable vigilante who many viewers have sympathized with, Taxi Driver is a well-shot, well-acted, all around classic, and I give it a high recommendation. It was difficult not giving this film a higher rating, but I feel 3 stars is fair for what this film gives us.
Film #50 Jerry Maguire Date watched: 5/6 3 stars
I came to see “the money” and left with a tale that was equal parts heartwarming and fun. Jerry Maguire is a classic for a reason. Tom Cruise, regardless of your opinion of him, just really knows how to make a good movie. He plays so well off Cuba Gooding Jr., Renee Zellweger, and even the minor characters, that each piece of dialogue provides a meaningful character interaction that furthers the plot and provides important development for all involved. Outside of that, it’s your standard romance film classic that helped define the genre to date, equal parts fun and heartwarming. I give Jerry Maguire a fine recommendation.
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2020.09.30 13:13 User18940505 An exhaustive list of intriguing and unsolved disappearances

So I’m back!
I just finished editing my previous post, adding those which you guys suggested and removing those that seem to have been solved. This will most likely be the case here, as my research is not wholly up to date.
This is a bit of a broader topic, since a disappearance does not necessarily allude to a crime. As far as I am aware, the majority of these cases have suspicious circumstances.
Hope you find this interesting! Like the previous post, a lot of these cases are in chronological order, but not all. They are accurately categorised into their respective decades, however.
Before 1800s
Alexander Helios and Ptolemy Philadelphus
Legio IX Hispana
Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah
Renier of Montferrat
Gearóid Iarla
Jianwen Emperor
Owain Glyndŵr
Constantine XI Palaiologos
François Villon
The Princes in the Tower
Lord Lovell
David Thompson
Erdeni Bumba
René Menard
Laurens de Graaf
Khe Pandjang
James Harrod
James Derham
Benjamin Bathurst
William Morgan
John Lansing Jr.
William Hare
Joseph Gellibrand
Henry Bryan
Charles Christian Dutton
William Overton
Khachatur Abovian
Ludwig Leichhardt
Sándor Petőfi
Matias Perez
Solomon Northup
Nana Sahib
Captain James William Boyd
Agoston Haraszthy
John V. Creely
Charley Ross
William Cantelo
Jesse Evans
David Mather
Henry Boynton Clitz
Louis Le Prince
Hermann Fol
Frank Lenz
Albert Jennings and Henry Fountain
The Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers
Yda Hillis Addis
Eduard von Toll
Joseph Kelly
Bobby Dunbar
The U.S.S. Cyclops
Rudolf Diesel
Arthur Cravan
Ambrose Bierce
Dorothy Arnold
Sebastiano DiGaetano
F. Lewis Clark
František Gellner
Alejandro Bello Silva
Knud Andersen
Mansell Richard James
Ambrose Small
Homer Lemay
Clayton Kratz
Victor Grayson
Alejandro Carrascosa
Andrew Irvine
Liu Menggeng
Percy Fawcett
Sidney Reilly
Alice Corbett
Frederick McDonald
Marvin Clark
Charles Nungesser and François Coli
Włodzimierz Zagórski
Paul Redfern
Walter Collins
Glen and Bessie Hyde
Joe Porrazzo
Frank Baumgarteker
Everett Ruess
Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan
Joseph Force Crater
Tony Buccola
Mary Agnes Moroney
Joseph Neuman
Raymond Nugent
Joseph Ardizzone
Jack Black
Julien Torma
C.B. Johnston
Wallace Fard Muhammad
Etta Riel
Li Yuan
Jean Mermoz
Juliet Stuart Poyntz
Andrew Carnegie Whitfield
Willie McLean
Alfred Beilhartz
Barbara Newhall Follett
Lloyd L. Gaines
Rita Gorgonowa
Marjorie West
The Sodder Children
Heinrich Müller
Jean Spangler
Glenn Miller
Thomas C. Latimore
Jaan Tõnisson
Alter Rotmann
Dan Billany
Abraham Gancwajch
Endre Rudnyánszky
Moriz Seeler
Herschel Grynszpan
Rocco Perri
Sheila Fox
Johan Pitka
Gertrude Tompkins Silver
Erna Petermann
Karla Mayer
Raoul Wallenberg
Constanze Manziarly
Hildegard Neumann
Genrikh Lyushkov
Alfred Partikel
Johnny Jebsen
Paula Jean Welden
Daniel S. Voorhees
Joan Gay Croft
Lai Teck
Virginia Carpenter
Dorothy Forstein
Francis Hong Yong-ho
Richard Colvin Cox
Lionel Crabb
Lawrence Joseph Bader
Vincent Mangano
Beverly Potts
Rudolf Mildner
Henry Borynski
Evelyn Hartley
Felix Moncla and Robert Wilson
Stanley Mathenge
Herman Schultheis
Weldon Kees
Steven Damman
Bob Lymburne
The Martin Family
Mary Flanagan
The Beaumont Children
Jim Thompson
Harold Holt
John Anglin, Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris
Masanobu Tsuji
Ann Marie Burr
Joan Risch
Michael Rockefeller
Archie E. Mitchell and Eleanor Ardel Vietti
Sam Sary
Anthony Strollo
Charles Clifford Ogle
Mehdi Ben Barka
Charles Rogers
Kim Bong-han
Susan Pearson
Ann Miller, Patricia Blough and Renee Bruhl
Chu Anping
James P. Brady and Abraham Halkett
John Lake
Eugene DeBruin
Fred Donald Miller
April Fabb
Dennis Martin
Patricia Spencer and Pamela Hobley
Jimmy Hoffa
D.B. Cooper
Frederick Valentich
Brad Bishop
Jim Sullivan
Etan Kalil Patz
Akpan Utuk
Cheryl Grimmer
Dana Stone
Edward and Stephania Andrews
Mauro De Mauro
Helen Claire Frost
Robin Graham
Jean Virginia Sampare
Lynne Schulze
Adrien McNaughton
Nick Begich and Hale Boggs
Ray Robinson
Joanne Ratcliffe and Kirste Gordon
Guðmundur and Geirfinnur Einarsson
Oscar Zeta Acosta
Pavlos Kouroupis
Connie Converse
The Fort Worth Missing Trio
Joanne Elaine Coughlin
Mona Blades
Juanita Nielsen
Eloise Worledge
Sandy Davidson
Andy Puglisi
Renee and Andrew MacRae
Helen Brach
Mary Boyle
Don Taxay
Peter Winston
John Brisker
Trudie Adams
Genette Tate
Christie Farni
Harry Domela
Jim Robinson
J.C.P. Williams
Martin Allen
Anthonette Cayedito
Kimberly Moreau
Johnny Gosch
Randy Wayne Leach
Tara Calico
Stacey Arras
John Patrick Kerrigan
Cherrie Mahan
Louise and Charmian Faulkner
Laureen Rahn
Peng Jiamu
Alan Addis
Thomas A. Mutch
Johan Asplund
Alaide Foppa
Katrice Lee
George Washington Hughes
Lynette Dawson
Kathleen McCormack Durst
Ahmad Motevaselian
Stephen Pearsall
Tony Jones
Upali Wijewardene
Ludovic Janvier
Mirella Gregori
Ann Gotlib
Emanuela Orlandi
Nyleen Kay Marshall
Tammy Lynn Leppert
Kirsa Jensen
George Cogar
Naomi Uemura
Tammy Belanger
Ronald Jorgenson
Boris Weisfeiler
Cherrie Mahan
Vladimir Alexandrov
Andrew Fluegelman
Diane Suzuki
Cotah Ramaswami
Martha Jean Lambert
Madame Max Adolphe
Agustín Feced
Suzy Lamplugh
Jeremy Bright
Philip Cairns
Simon Parkes
Federico Caffè
Julie Weflen
Susan Smalley and Stacie Madison
Ron Arad
Antonio Bardellino
Amber Swartz-Garcia
Lee Boxell
Michaela Garecht
Tiffany Sessions
Patricia Meehan
Charles Horvath-Allan
Reino Gikman
Melanie Melanson
Alois Brunner
Amy Lynn Bradley
Jared Negrete
The Death Valley Germans
Monique Daniels
Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible
Diane Augat
Pedro Alonso López
Nicholas Barclay
Richey Edwards
The Springfield Three
Amy Wroe Bechtel
Ames Glover
Dannette and Jeanette Millbrook
Teddy Wang
Christopher Kerze
Paige Renkoski
Trevaline Evans
Sarah MacDiarmid
Eugene John Hebert
Mahmoud Mahmoud Atta
Licorice McKechnie
Thomas Gibson
Michael Dunahee
Tanong Po-arn
Ben Needham
Kelly Dae Wilson
Virginia Guerrero and Manuela Torres
Leigh Occhi
Jarosław Ziętara
Taif Ajba
Annie McCarrick
Wopko Jensma
Katheryne Eggleston
Sara Anne Wood
Ylenia Carrisi
Cleashindra Hall
Sukhwinder Singh Bhatti
Ernst Priesner
Abani Chakraborty
Jacobo Grinberg
Dor Bahadur Bista
Fred Cuny
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
Morgan Nick
Jodi Huisentruit
Erin Marie Gilbert
Yolanda Panek
Andrew Shumack
Ruth Wilson
Kristin Smart
Ruslan Labazanov
Susan Walsh
Damien Nettles
Adam, Trevor and Mitchell O’Brien
Patrick Warren and David Spencer
Kristen Modafferi
Don Lewis
Guy Hever
Sabrina Aisenberg
Widji Thukul
Suzanne Lyall
Rui Pedro Teixeira Mendonça
Gilbert Wynter
Deirdre Jacob
Pirouz Davani
Joan Lawrence
Derrick Engebretson
Angelo Cruz
Paul Skiba, Sarah Skiba and Lorenzo Chivers
Kevin Palmer
Yury Zacharanka
Yves, Marie-France, Marius and Camille Godard
Viktar Hanchar and Anatoly Krasouski
Raisa Räisänen
Marat Manafov
Julie Surprenant
Michael Negrete
Brian Shaffer
Asha Degree
Andrew Gosden
Michele Miscavige
Zebb Quinn
Trevor Deely
Jennifer Kesse
Brandon Swanson
Maura Murray
Ray Gricar
Jim Gray
Sneha Ann Philip
Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos
Mitrice Robinson
Leah Roberts
Joseph Kibweteere
Bruno Manser
Dzmitry Zavadski
Zelimkhan Murdalov
Rilya Wilson
Branson Perry
Jason Jolkowski
The Gill Family
Marita Verón
Saeed Zeinali
Tabitha Tuders
Ben Charles Padilla
Ali Astamirov
Reda Helal
Kirk von Ackermann
Charlene Downes
Tariq Mahmood
Somchai Neelapaijit
Brianna Maitland
Guy-André Kieffer
Mohammed Al Afghani
Tamra Jewel Keepness
David Louis Sneddon
Joanna Cipriano
Iraena Asher
Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone Jr.
Alfredo Jiménez Mota
Rahul Raju
Natalee Holloway
Tara Grinstead
Rahma el-Dennaoui
Joe Pichler
Jessie Foster
Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño
Ebrima Manneh
Thiruchelvam Nihal Jim Brown
Anthony Zizzo
Jorge Julio López
Oralgaisha Omarshanova
Robert Levinson
Lisa Stebic
Madeleine McCann
Ashley Summers
Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine
Elodia Ghinescu
Stacy Ann Peterson
Aeryn Gillern
Amy Fitzpatrick
Marilyn Bergeron
Jamie Fraley
Alex Sloley
Claudia Lawrence
Brittanee Drexel
Craig Arnold
Marsha Brantley
Paul Tseng
Toni Sharpless
Steven Koecher
The McStay Family
Lars Mittank
Kyron Horman
Kenny Veach
Lauren Spierer
Ben McDaniel
Bryce Laspisa
The MH370 Aircraft
Ayla Reynolds
Rico Harris
Phoenix Coldon
Russell Bohling
Paolo Renda
Vasyl Klymentyev
Forrest Schab
Alessia and Livia Schepp
Bethany Decker
Timmothy Pitzen
Maddy Scott
Cristina Siekavizza
Lisa Irwin
Daniel Lind Lagerlöf
Sky Metalwala
Jonathan Spollen
Timothy MacColl
Guma Aguiar
Vadim Pappe
Tiffany Whitton
Austin Tice
Emma Fillipoff
Sombath Somphone
Zsolt Erőss
Federico Tobares
Maureen Kelly
Marie-José and Allison Benitez
Aidin Bozorgi, Pouya Keivan and Mojta Jarahi
Robert Hoagland
Tiffany Daniels
Carlos Ornelas Puga
Heather Elvis
Billy Rakchongcharoen
Avera Mengistu
William Tyrrell
Tammy Kingery
Daylenn Pua
Lucas Tronche
Asha Kreimer
Charity Aiyedogbon
Logan Schiendelman
Kristal Reisinger
Corrie McKeague
Najeeb Ahmed
Zelim Bakaev
Anastácio Alves
Georgina Gharsallah
Karl-Erivan Haub
Surachai Danwattananusorn
Comment any you think I missed, I’m sure there’s a couple!
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2020.09.27 19:54 wingeek29 Complete Canon Timeline of the Sequel Era

Name Type Author(s) Date
1. Shattered Empire Graphic Novel Greg Rucka 4 ABY
2. Star Wars Adventures Annual 2019 Single Issue Comic Cavan Scott 4 ABY
3. Star Wars Adventures Annual 2019 Single Issue Comic Cavan Scott 4 ABY
4. Alphabet Squadron Adult Novel Alexander Freed 4 ABY
5. Alphabet Squadron: Shadow Fall Adult Novel Alexander Freed 4 ABY
6. Alphabet Squadron: Victory's Price Adult Novel Alexander Freed 4 ABY
7. Star Wars Battlefront II Video Game EA 4 to 5 ABY
8. Aftermath Adult Novel Chuck Wending 4 ABY
9. Aftermath: Life Debt Adult Novel Chuck Wending 4 ABY
10. Aftermath: Empire's End Adult Novel Chuck Wending 5 ABY
11. Uprising Mobile Game 5 ABY
12. Lost Stars Young Adult Novel Claudia Gray 11 BBY to 5 ABY
13. Lost Stars Vol.1 Graphic Novel manga adapation by Tusaku Komiya 11 BBY to 3 ABY
14. Lost Stars Vol.2 Graphic Novel manga adapation by Tusaku Komiya 0 ABY to 3 ABY
15. Lost Stars Vol.3 Graphic Novel manga adapation by Tusaku Komiya 3 BBY to 5 ABY
16. Last Shot Adult Novel Daniel José Older 10 BBY to 7 ABY
17. The Mandalorian TV Show Live Action 9 ABY to ?
18. The Mandalorian (original novel) Adult Novel Adam Christopher 9 ABY
19. The Mandalorian Young Adult Novelization Joe Schreiber 9 ABY
20. Poe Dameron: Free Fall Young Adult Novel Alex Segura 18 ABY
21. Bloodline Adult Novel Claudia Gray 28 ABY
22. The Rise of Kylo Ren Trade Paperback Graphic Novel Charles Soule 28 ABY
23. Star Wars Adventures 24 Single Issue Comic Ian Flynn and Shaun Harris 30 ABY
24. Age Of Resistance: Poe Single Issue Comic Tom Taylor 30 ABY
25. Star Wars Adventures #15 Single Issue Comic James Gilarte and Michael Moreci 31 ABY
26. Poe Dameron: Trade Paperback Volume 1: Black Squadron Graphic Novel Chris Eliopoulos and Charles Soule 31 ABY
27. Poe Dameron: Trade Paperback Volume 2: The Gathering Storm Graphic Novel Charles Soule 32 ABY
28. Force Collector Young Adult Novel Kevin Shinick 32 ABY
29. C-3PO Special 1: The Phantom Limb Single Issue Comic James Robinson 32 ABY
30. Poe Dameron Annual 2 Single Issue Comic Jody Houser 32 ABY
31. Age Of Resistance: Supreme Leader Snoke Single Issue Comic Tom Taylor 33 ABY
32. Age Of Resistance: Rose Tico Single Issue Comic Tom Taylor 33 ABY
33. Phasma Adult Novel Delilah S. Dawson 28 ABY to 33 ABY
34. Age Of Resistance: Phasma Single Issue Comic Tom Taylor 33 ABY
35. Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens Young Adult Novel Landry Q. Walker 33 ABY
36. Poe Dameron: Trade Paperback Volume 3: Legend Lost Graphic Novel Charles Soule 33 ABY
37. Star Wars Adventures #1 Single Issue Comic Cavan Scott 33 ABY
38. Star Wars Adventures #2 Single Issue Comic Cavan Scott, Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet 33 ABY
39. Forces Of Destiny: Rose and Paige Single Issue Comic Delilah S. Dawson 33 ABY
40. Star Wars Adventures #16 Single Issue Comic Kevin Burke, Michael Moreci and Chris Wyatt 33 ABY
41. Star Wars Adventures #17 Single Issue Comic Kevin Burke, Michael Moreci and Chris Wyatt 33 ABY
42. Age Of Resistance: General Hux Single Issue Comic Tom Taylor 33 ABY
43. Age Of Resistance: Kylo Ren Single Issue Comic Tom Taylor 33 ABY
44. Poe Dameron Annual 1 Single Issue Comic Robert Thompson 33 ABY
45. Poe Dameron: Trade Paperback Volume 4: Legend Found Graphic Novel Charles Soule and Robert Thompson 33 ABY
46. Star Wars Adventures #03 Single Issue Comic Landry Q. Walker, Alan Tudyk and Shannon Denton 34 ABY
47. Age Of Resistance: Finn Single Issue Comic Tom Taylor 34 ABY
48. Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down Single Issue Comic Scott Beatty 34 ABY
49. The Legends of Luke Skywalker Young Adult Novel Ken Liu 34 ABY
50. The Legends of Luke Skywalker - Manga Young Adult Novel Akira Fukaya ("The Starship Graveyard") Takashi Kisaki ("The Starship Graveyard") Haruichi ("I, Droid") Subaru ("The Tale of Lugubrious Mote") Akira Himekawa ("Big Inside") 34 ABY
51. Droids Unplugged 1 Young Adult Novel Chris Eliopoulos 32 BBy to 34 BBY
52. Before the Awakening Young Adult Novel Greg Rucka 31 ABY to 34 ABY
53. Star Wars: Resistance S1 TV Show Animated Dave Filoni 34 ABY
54. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Movie JJ.Abrams 34 ABY
55. Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Expanded Adult Novel Alan Dean Foster 34 ABY
56. The Force Awakens Graphic Novel Chuck Wendig 34 ABY
57. Forces Of Destiny: Rey Single Issue Comic Jody Houser 34 ABY
58. Cobalt Squadron Young Adult Novel Elisabeth Wein 34 ABY
59. DJ: Most Wanted Single Issue Comic Ben Acker and Ben Blacker 34 ABY
60. Age Of Resistance: Rey Single Issue Comic Tom Taylor 34 ABY
61. Age of Resistance: Hardcover Collection Graphic Novel Tom Taylor 30 ABY to 34 ABY
62. Captain Phasma Graphic Novel Kelly Thompson 34 ABY
63. Star Wars Adventures #6 Single Issue Comic Delilah S. Dawson and Shaun Manning 34 ABY
64. Star Wars Battlefront II: Resurection Video Game DLC EA 34 ABY
65. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Movie Rian Johnson 34 ABY
66. StarWars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition Adult Novel Jason Fry 34 ABY
67. Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation: Trade Paperback Graphic Novel Gary Whitta 34 ABY
68. Star Wars: Resistance S2 TV Show Animated Dave Filoni 34 ABY
69. Star Wars Adventures 26 Single Issue Comic Ian Flynn and Arie Kapla 34 ABY
70. Canto Bight Adult Novel Jackson Miller, Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, and Mira Grant 34 ABY
71. Poe Dameron: Trade Paperback Volume 5: The Spark And The Fire Graphic Novel Charles Soule 34 ABY
72. Resistance Reborn Adult Novel Rebecca Roanhorse 34 ABY
73. Allegiance Graphic Novel Ethan Sacks 34 ABY
74. Star Wars Adventures 27 Single Issue Comic John Barber and Michael Moreci 34 ABY
75. Star Wars Adventures 28 Single Issue Comic John Barber and Michael Moreci 34 ABY
76. Star Wars Adventures 29 Single Issue Comic John Barber and Michael Moreci 34 ABY
77. Park of the Resistance Young Adult Novel Justina Ireland 35 ABY
78. Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire Adult Novel Delilah S. Dawson 35 ABY
79. Adventures Volume #6: Flight Of The Falcon Graphic Novel Michael Moreci 35 ABY
80. Galaxy's Edge Graphic Novel Ethan Sacks 35 ABY
81. Galaxy's Edge: A Crash of Fate Young Adult Novel Zoraida Cordova 35 ABY
82. Star Wars Adventures 30 Single Issue Comic John Barber and Michael Moreci 35 ABY
83. Star Wars Adventures 31 Single Issue Comic Cavan Scott and Michael Moreci 35 ABY
84.Star Wars Adventures 32 Single Issue Comic Cavan Scott and Michael Moreci 35 ABY
85. Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Movie JJ.Abrams 35 ABY
86. Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Adult Novel Rae Carson 35 ABY

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2020.08.26 21:33 martin_castillo Musings/Thoughts on "Taxi Driver" - one of the few perfect films I've seen

TD is one of my all-time favorite films, and is one of the few perfect films I've seen; I've never felt anything should be changed or modified. I have written down various thoughts over the years, but this is not a traditional analysis - more a series of musings on the film & the Travis Bickle character:
-Re: Travis taking Betsy to an adult theater for a first date: One explanation is that it shows how naive Travis is in regards to women; It may be he genuinely thought that Betsy wouldn't have a problem with seeing the film. And, I could understand his taking her if they had a conversation beforehand & he got the impression she wouldn't mind, but obviously this didn't happen. This goes along with my strong impression that Travis hasn't dated much, if ever?! However, another possibility is that he wanted Betsy to reject him and so he did something to make sure she did so; maybe he thought Betsy was too good for him/out of his league, and there may also have been some self-loathing on his part.
I actually cringe whenever I see this scene; Travis probably had a good chance of possibly getting somewhere on the date with Betsy (you noticed that he implies he wants to listen to the record he buys for her on Betsy's record player), but instead does something that is guaranteed to turn her off for good.
-I felt the conversation that Travis had with Iris in the dinedeli quite significant; he was telling her to go back home to her parents & live a "normal" life, etc. However, IMHO he was doing this partially because he was bemoaning the fact that he himself was estranged from his parents - he didn't seem to have much contact with them other than sending them birthday cards in which he lies about having a supposedly lucrative & mysterious job (a special assignment for the government - ha ha), a great girlfriend, etc. He obviously wasn't close to his family, and probably never saw them or spoke to them. I.e., you wonder if he's emphasizing that Iris should go back to her family because he himself is disconnected from his family and regrets it?!
Going along with this, are his parents even still alive?! They appear to be, since he is writing them. But, I wonder about that too.
-There was an interesting interview with Jodie Foster I saw on the Special features of an early TD DVD. In this, she mentioned that, in her opinion, the Iris character would not stay at home with her parents after being "saved" by Travis, but would probably run away again at some point soon after. Probably true, and when I saw the end of the film with the voice-over by the parents & the newspaper articles, it seemed like Iris would run away again - she didn't seem like the type to stay at home with her conservative parents, go to school, & lead a "normal" life...
-When I first saw the film, I felt the Tom character (A. Brooks) was out of place in a serious drama; probably because by the time I finally saw TD in 2003, I had already seen Brooks in many comedies. Plus, he obviously (though subtly) played the character for laughs in his TD scenes (which were admittedly few). However, when watching the movie later, I realized that the character is perfect in the film. Travis' contempt for Tom isn't only because he's competing with him for Betsy, but also because Tom represents everything Travis despises, i.e. hippies, liberals, etc.
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2020.08.20 18:28 LunarRepubl1c Black Ops Story Speculation (Tape #5, 1981)

title correction: Black Ops Story Speculation (Tape #6, 1981)
Previous threads:
Tape 1 (1962-63)
Tape 2 (1968-69)
Tape 3 (1972-73)
Tape 4 (1977-78)
Tape 5 (1979)

So….the teaser came out :D .
Obviously it’s Black Ops: Cold War, but I’m excited to see more little details revealed in this trailer. I might break it down in a different thread, but expect to see some details here too.
  1. I should’ve figured it’s a year closer to 1979. If the flashback narrative being hinted is legit, we would have more events closer to our ‘present’ day. I guess we won't get links to the SDI project OR the Challenger, but then we've got a lot of other interesting events already.
Before we dive in, a correction: I mentioned the chess pieces in the previous thread might link to characters dying in the story. Turns out they were just linked with the ciphers and puzzles, with one coming down each time a day’s cipher was solved (all of the pieces are currently down). It could still be a representation of lives being lost every era of the Cold War, but I’ll admit, I wasn’t paying complete attention to the cipher hunt besides the bunker discoveries.
Anyways, let's get into the final tape. Apologies if this thread comes later than before, but there's a LOT I had to unpack in this one.
So here we go. Again, we’re looking at common themes and individual stand-up clips, for any hints to the story. The full tape for reference.
And for one last time: If something glitches, pay attention!

Finally, let’s get into one clip I skipped. One that's tied directly with our teaser trailer:
Yuri Bezmenov, our Soviet spy boy. Bezmenov was a Russian spy who was planted in India, until he found he disliked the Soviet’s suppression of intellectuals, and defected. He appears in Tape #6 at 15:40, during the series of clips of other Russian defectors and double-agents. His words speak for itself:
“The highest art of warfare is not to fight at all. But to subvert anything of value in your enemy’s country. Be it moral traditions, religions, respect towards authority and leaders, cultural traditions, anything. Put white against black, old against young, wealth against poor, doesn’t matter. As long as it disturbs society, as long as it cuts the moral fiber of the nation, it’s good.’
This is the context for so many of the clips. The strikes, the racial conflict, the protests, young people and economic problems. Maybe not ALL of them are directly caused by Soviets, but they must've nudged something to make them happen.
Coupled with other info in the trailer, I think our game's conflict is obvious: We have a Russian plot to destabilize the United States and its allies. The Russian agents are doing it through assassinations, sabotage, sleeper cells, and quite possibly mind control. We might even have American collaborators to allow this to happen.
Knowing Treyarch's games, this plot's going to be capped off with something explosive; something that could allow for a climatic battle with our characters. Black Ops 1 had the impending launch of Nova 6, Black Ops 2 had Raul Menendez taking over the drones, and Black Ops 3 had Corvus trying to spread a digital-mental computer virus.
Expect Russia attempting a knockout strike on America, and our characters trying to stop it.
Now, u/ParagonFury made a good thread about Yuri Beznemov. He has some legitimate criticism about Beznemov and his appearance in the trailer (mostly about how Beznemov isn’t as knowledgable as people make him out to be). But I want to highlight one statement:
The things Beznemov talks about and suggests the Soviets do to the US don't work in a country where people like Romney and Trump exist in the same party, or where someone like AOC and Biden can peacefully co-exist in the same party. The US is simply too massive, too diverse for that kind of strategy to work - you can sow chaos by following some basic psychology tricks, sure. But you'd need willing accomplices, AND another method of attack if you actually wanted to destroy a country like the United States.
I agree. You’ll need more than a few Soviet agents in order to do the stuff that Beznemov described. There’s a chance Treyarch will just handwave this for the sake of an exciting action thriller, but I think they’ll actually explain all these points.
The key words here are accomplices, and a method of attack.
1. MKUltra
This is the big one. In Tape 4, we’ve got a LOT of clips about the CIA’s mind control program, and in other tapes we’ve got a focus on emotional manipulation in the media, aggressive impulses, and mob behavior.
I’m certain we’re getting mind-control in this game. After all, it can make people follow orders en-mass (willing accomplices), and it’s a powerful weapon against any state (a method of attack). It also falls in line with Beznemov’s quote in the VHS tape: the highest art of warfare is to not fight at all. Why fight the enemy when you can just control them?
Now, this could just be a red herring. Maybe the CIA did try to experiment in mind control, but the experiments never panned out. But why the emphasis on a Truth Drug? Why the other mentions of Soviets trying to manipulate what Americans are saying, or their actions?
And this is a Black Ops game. We’ve had brainwashing in BO1, drone armies and future tech in BO2, and A.I.s stealing people’s bodies in BO3. Would it be that out of place to put in more mind control?
I guess it depends on how grounded in reality this game is. Treyarch might pull a Modern Warfare, with a more realistic game featuring less implausible tech or events. But will they really tone things down?
2. American Collaborators
Exactly what it says.
if Russia has a hand in mind control (maybe through co-opting MKUltra), I doubt they’ll rely on only mind-controlled Americans. There’s plenty of Americans in the Cold War who willingly helped Russia, like double agent Adrich Ames (who appeared in this tape).
We won’t just face Russians. We’ll be facing willing American collaborators, working with Soviets to create a hardline U.S. government, or just overthrow it altogether. It’ll be standard coup stuff, with either army battalions being co-opted, or we have armed rebels in the middle of cities (like the L.A. level in Black Ops 2.). Or it could be agents infiltrating government institutions, taking things over in silence.
And remember: Call of Duty is a game built on shooting waves of enemies coming at you. If we’re getting combat levels in America, it’ll be a little ridiculous to have a whole army of Soviets in the middle of the United States. If Treyarch wants the game to be more grounded (and seems like they’re doing that), they might have some Americans working with the Soviets.
Though I can think of ways they’d go around this. They could do raids like Modern Warfare 2019, where you have less Russians opposing you, but the gunplay is more tense and dramatic. It could add a stealth element that'll help the game’s covert tone.
…or they could just not care, like how MW3 has an army of terrorists setting up shop in London, or Black Ops 1 having a whole battalion of KGB guys in Hong Kong (without any political consequences).
I’m betting Treyarch’s will find a compromise. It’ll be an interesting change of pace, as the Russian enemies in CoD are getting a little stale. Not that Russia wasn’t a totalitarian government at the time (and now), but it'll spice things up.
That's all for now. I'll be making one more thread summarizing the possible contents of the game, but it's been a blast. Some people liked the ciphers, but this was the highlight of the teaser for me. Half the time, I felt like I'm uncovering an actual conspiracy, like I'm just a step away from morphing into Mailroom-Conspiracy-Charlie from It's Always Sunny. I think that's the excitement Treyarch meant to spark with this whole teaser campaign.
Thanks for all the support! I'm happy people were so interested in my analysis of these tapes. Also, thanks to u/Sageburner712 for his own threads, he put up some interesting details I missed. Look out for at least one more thread!
Any thoughts and speculation of your own? Let me know in the comments!

(Also, thank you to Activision and Treyarch for the message! I hope this game turns out amazing; I'm definitely getting it when it comes out.
Also, if you're reading this: please make the game less than a bazillion Gigabytes. I'm saving disk space for Cyberpunk 2077, the only other game I can uninstall is Modern Warfare 2019, and I don't want Infinity Ward devs haunting me in my sleep. )
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2020.08.18 22:22 kwpluckett Kwpluckett #50 : Inside Man (2006)

Challenge started: 5/18/2020
Date Watched: 8/18/2020
Runtime: 2h9m
Rating: R
Watched on: Netflix
Rotten Tomatoes: %86
Imdb rating: 7.6
Genre: Thrille Crime
A Splike Lee Joint
Google synopsis:
A tough detective (Denzel Washington) matches wits with a cunning bank robber (Clive Owen), as a tense hostage crisis is unfolding. Into the volatile situation comes a woman named Madaline (Jodie Foster), a mysterious power broker who has a hidden agenda and threatens to push a tense situation past the breaking point.
My thoughts:
This movie is pretty fun. It has multiple layers and storylines that run throughout that will keep you guessing right up till the end. I'm not going to go too in-depth here, but I'd reccomend it if your into bank heist/ crime/ whodunit type movies. Not great, but enjoyable.
I love the portrayal of race in this movie, as it is remarkably accurate, horrifying and comical all at the same time. Post 9-11 America is an interesting place, and I'm glad Spike Lee didn't shy away from recognizing the prevelent racism and bigotry in New York/ the US at the time. (Of course Spike Lee masterfully does this all the time, but I digress.) It was refreashing to see that in an otherwise non-trivial, non-super-thought-provoking film.
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I noticed on here earlier meme or picture of a Pro GMO sign that posted on an ad board outside .. and at the bottom of the sign it read Soylent ...
Instant Red Flags Rolling around ..
I remember a 1973 Movie called Soylent Green I watched .. It's based around basically what the Elites planned our Future to look like .. in 2022 .. WAITTTT till you see these connections ..Shits about to get crazy up in here ..
1973 Trailer Soylent Green
1 )
Then thissss
Now take what you been hearing about randomly this should make perfect sense ....
Now Comes
Soylent may refer to:
1) Soylent, a fictional food substance from Harry Harrison's 1966 science fiction novel Make Room! Make Room!
2) Soylent Green, a 1973 film based loosely on Harrison's novel
3) Soylent (meal replacement), a brand of meal replacements that was first developed in 2013
4) "Soylent Green", a song on the 1993 Wumpscut album Music for a Slaughtering Tribe
5) Soylent Communications, the owner of the NNDB biographical database See also Edit
6) Soilent Green, an American band 7) Soilent Grün, a German band
1) Set in a future August 1999, the novel explores trends in the proportion of world resources used by the United States and other countries compared to population growth, depicting a world where the global population is seven billion, subject to overcrowding, resource shortages and a crumbling infrastructure.
The plot jumps from character to character, recounting the lives of people in various walks of life in New York City (population around 35 million).
The novel was the basis of the 1973 science fiction movie Soylent Green, although the film changed much of the plot and theme and introduced cannibalism as a solution to feeding people.!_Make_Room!
Soylent Green is a 1973 American post-apocalyptic science fiction thriller film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Charlton Heston and Leigh Taylor-Young. Edward G. Robinson appears in his final film. Loosely based on the 1966 science fiction novel Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison, it combines both police procedural and science fiction genres;
the investigation into the murder of a wealthy businessman and a dystopian future of dying oceans and year-round humidity due to the greenhouse effect, resulting in suffering from pollution, poverty, overpopulation, euthanasia and depleted resources. The Year is 2022
Soylent is a brand of meal replacement products available in the U.S., named after an artificial food in the science-fiction novel Make Room! Make Room! Soylent was introduced in 2014 after a crowdfunding campaign that generated nearly $1.5 million in preorders.
Music for a Slaughtering Tribe, like most Wumpscut releases, has a complex history and bears the blood-curdling scream of Aleta Welling on the track "Fear In Motion." Music for a Slaughtering Tribe has been re-released at least eight times – with many subsequent editions on different record labels, with different artwork, and sometimes different track lists. The latest release is on Beton Kopf Media and Metropolis Records.
All Soylent Green samples are taken from the movie 2022 – Die Überleben Wollen, the German-dubbed version of Soylent Green (Richard Fleischer, 1973), with Charlton Heston. Koslow sample is taken from the movie The Silence of the Lambs (1991), with Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.
( Check Song List )
Wumpscut (stylised as :wumpscut:, and sometimes referred to as :w: or :wumpscut:/Rudy R.) was an electro-industrial music project from Germany. It was founded in May 1991 by Bavarian disc jockey Rudolf "Rudy" Ratzinger (born June 3, 1966).
History and members Edit
R. Ratzinger has always been the main creative force behind Wumpscut, occasionally employing the help of guest artists (such as Aleta Welling, P·A·L, Selene etc.). Ratzinger cites the influence of such bands as Leæther Strip as his reason for making the transfer from DJing to recording music: "I was a DJ for several years and was tired of offering the audience only alien stuff. The first Leæther Strip works were responsible for trying something on my own."[2]
First works performed by Wumpscut dates back to the early 1990s when Rudy Ratzinger started to play music in Bavarian club houses and in Southern Germany. In a 1997 interview, Rudy Ratzinger reveals that "Pornography" and "War Combattery" were his first two songs in EBM, those two four-minute songs are to be found on Defcon, the first demo issued by Wumpscut in late 1991.[2] Yet, only "Pornography" was picked for reappearance on Blutkind (although a remix of War Combattery surfaced on the Mesner Tracks re-release EP which was released before). According to Rudy, "War Combattery" was a great hit in club houses: "[It] was a very big success in the clubs in Southern Germany."
The release of the song "Soylent Green", which is named after the 1973 movie and also contains audio samples from the German dubbed version, first attracted attention to Wumpscut. Since its release in 1993, it has become a frequently played song at events and clubs in the goth and industrial subcultures, in Germany, UK and the United States.[3]
Ratzinger has published numerous recordings and remixes for other artists.[citation needed] Wumpscut was also very well known for elaborate box set releases including limited versions of a CD or LP release in a box with additional and often also limited bonus material (bonus tracks, "liquid soylent" energy drinks, posters, pins, stickers, bags, flags, etc.).
" Kinda Odddd To be handing Liguid Soylent Out " Last time I remember a Rave scene handing Liguid out it looked a bit like this ..
Wumpscut albums were reissued regularly with variant artworks and occasionally bonus tracks.
Standalone merchandise such as baseball caps, coffee mugs and t-shirts were also made available for purchase.
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I noticed on here earlier meme or picture of a Pro GMO sign that posted on an ad board outside .. and at the bottom of the sign it read Soylent ...
Instant Red Flags Rolling around ..
I remember a 1973 Movie called Soylent Green I watched .. It's based around basically what the Elites planned our Future to look like .. in 2022 .. WAITTTT till you see these connections ..Shits about to get crazy up in here ..
1973 Trailer Soylent Green
1 )
Then thissss
Now take what you been hearing about randomly this should make perfect sense ....
Now Comes
Soylent may refer to:
1) Soylent, a fictional food substance from Harry Harrison's 1966 science fiction novel Make Room! Make Room!
2) Soylent Green, a 1973 film based loosely on Harrison's novel
3) Soylent (meal replacement), a brand of meal replacements that was first developed in 2013
4) "Soylent Green", a song on the 1993 Wumpscut album Music for a Slaughtering Tribe
5) Soylent Communications, the owner of the NNDB biographical database See also Edit
6) Soilent Green, an American band 7) Soilent Grün, a German band
1) Set in a future August 1999, the novel explores trends in the proportion of world resources used by the United States and other countries compared to population growth, depicting a world where the global population is seven billion, subject to overcrowding, resource shortages and a crumbling infrastructure.
The plot jumps from character to character, recounting the lives of people in various walks of life in New York City (population around 35 million).
The novel was the basis of the 1973 science fiction movie Soylent Green, although the film changed much of the plot and theme and introduced cannibalism as a solution to feeding people.!_Make_Room!
Soylent Green is a 1973 American post-apocalyptic science fiction thriller film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Charlton Heston and Leigh Taylor-Young. Edward G. Robinson appears in his final film. Loosely based on the 1966 science fiction novel Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison, it combines both police procedural and science fiction genres;
the investigation into the murder of a wealthy businessman and a dystopian future of dying oceans and year-round humidity due to the greenhouse effect, resulting in suffering from pollution, poverty, overpopulation, euthanasia and depleted resources. The Year is 2022
Soylent is a brand of meal replacement products available in the U.S., named after an artificial food in the science-fiction novel Make Room! Make Room! Soylent was introduced in 2014 after a crowdfunding campaign that generated nearly $1.5 million in preorders.
Music for a Slaughtering Tribe, like most Wumpscut releases, has a complex history and bears the blood-curdling scream of Aleta Welling on the track "Fear In Motion." Music for a Slaughtering Tribe has been re-released at least eight times – with many subsequent editions on different record labels, with different artwork, and sometimes different track lists. The latest release is on Beton Kopf Media and Metropolis Records.
All Soylent Green samples are taken from the movie 2022 – Die Überleben Wollen, the German-dubbed version of Soylent Green (Richard Fleischer, 1973), with Charlton Heston. Koslow sample is taken from the movie The Silence of the Lambs (1991), with Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.
( Check Song List )
Wumpscut (stylised as :wumpscut:, and sometimes referred to as :w: or :wumpscut:/Rudy R.) was an electro-industrial music project from Germany. It was founded in May 1991 by Bavarian disc jockey Rudolf "Rudy" Ratzinger (born June 3, 1966).
History and members Edit
R. Ratzinger has always been the main creative force behind Wumpscut, occasionally employing the help of guest artists (such as Aleta Welling, P·A·L, Selene etc.). Ratzinger cites the influence of such bands as Leæther Strip as his reason for making the transfer from DJing to recording music: "I was a DJ for several years and was tired of offering the audience only alien stuff. The first Leæther Strip works were responsible for trying something on my own."[2]
First works performed by Wumpscut dates back to the early 1990s when Rudy Ratzinger started to play music in Bavarian club houses and in Southern Germany. In a 1997 interview, Rudy Ratzinger reveals that "Pornography" and "War Combattery" were his first two songs in EBM, those two four-minute songs are to be found on Defcon, the first demo issued by Wumpscut in late 1991.[2] Yet, only "Pornography" was picked for reappearance on Blutkind (although a remix of War Combattery surfaced on the Mesner Tracks re-release EP which was released before). According to Rudy, "War Combattery" was a great hit in club houses: "[It] was a very big success in the clubs in Southern Germany."
The release of the song "Soylent Green", which is named after the 1973 movie and also contains audio samples from the German dubbed version, first attracted attention to Wumpscut. Since its release in 1993, it has become a frequently played song at events and clubs in the goth and industrial subcultures, in Germany, UK and the United States.[3]
Ratzinger has published numerous recordings and remixes for other artists.[citation needed] Wumpscut was also very well known for elaborate box set releases including limited versions of a CD or LP release in a box with additional and often also limited bonus material (bonus tracks, "liquid soylent" energy drinks, posters, pins, stickers, bags, flags, etc.).
" Kinda Odddd To be handing Liguid Soylent Out " Last time I remember a Rave scene handing Liguid out it looked a bit like this ..
Wumpscut albums were reissued regularly with variant artworks and occasionally bonus tracks.
Standalone merchandise such as baseball caps, coffee mugs and t-shirts were also made available for purchase.
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2020.07.01 06:12 newfriend999 Nine Scenes To Rule Them All

The classic storytelling formula divides stories into the set-up, the confrontation and the resolution – the familiar three-act structure. Hero heads off into some strange, wonderful place. He or she is challenged, overcomes and returns rich in fortune and glory. Well, that's one way of looking at it. But movies comprise scenes. And nine good scenes go a long way to making a perfect story. Nine scenes like these…

1/ How To Start: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
“I’m making this up as I go,” quips archaeologist-adventurer Indiana Jones. But from the off, this is highly structured film-making: set-up serves pay-off. In the never-bettered opening sequence, Indy first overcomes an assassination attempt – using a whip of all things to disarm a traitorous ally. Then he traverses the trap slowly, surely: tarantulas, deadly spikes, a bottomless pit, poison darts… only to tackle them in reverse at full pelt to escape with a gold idol. Oh, but there’s a few choice extras: a giant rolling boulder, a better-prepared rival and a tribe of angry Peruvian Indians. With our hero’s safety assured, in the form of a handy airplane, time for his triumphant theme tune. Duh duh duh da, duh duh da.
2/ What Is This Place: Avatar (2009)
Avatar's sense of place and technical prowess are without equal in modern cinema. And it’s not a sequel or a remake (well, a retelling of Pocahontas). Here we have this world, Pandora, and these people, the indigenous Na’vis, who are beautifully rendered and real, yet alien. The film has genius shifts in reality, from the cold grey world of the soldiers to the avatar world of brilliant blues and greens. We know exactly where we are at all times. And these contrasts serve the story. Of course we want the magical natural world to win, for love to blossom, for our broken hero to transform. Even if the real-life parallels don't have such a happy ending..
3/ A Villain Rises: Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
Hannibal Lector is the break-out character, but not the only villain. Fledgling FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) faces multifarious obstacles in this creepy serial killer movie, not least being a little girl in a big man’s world. Her boss patronizes her in front of the other fellas. Lector’s jailer shuts her out when she turns him down. Hannibal the Cannibal is a gent by comparison; the jailed psycho is quite the romantic lead until he bites a policeman’s face. Finally we have the least suitable of suitors: Jane Gumb, aka Buffalo Bill. The butterfly-loving serial killer does try to be a civil kidnapper, but he cannot maintain: “It places the lotion in the basket… It places the lotion in the basket… PUT THE FUCKING LOTION IN THE BASKET.”
4/ Mounting Tension: No Country For Old Men (2007)
Javier Bardem plays the coldest of cold-blooded killers in modern-ish Texas. In his opening scene he strangles a cop while handcuffed, his face a rictus of maniacal glee. He’s chasing a cowboy (Josh Brolin), who’s absconded with a suitcase of found drug money. Cowboy, holed up in a hotel room, finally figures out why the killer’s been so hot on his tail: there’s a transponder hidden in the loot. And then he hears a noise in the hall. He calls reception and gets no answer. He listens at the door. He pulls his shotgun. He turns out the bedside light. He waits in the dark. Footsteps approach and feet are silhouetted in the light under the door. Josh cocks his gun. The feet move away. The light in the hallway goes out… We know what’s out there and we’re scared shitless.
5/ The Love Scene: The Terminator (1984)
There is no greater love scene in an action movie, possibly in any movie. This is a scene that really means something, not just the union of two characters, not just for the carnal thrill. This fuck is vital to the plot. A cyborg is sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor, a scatty waitress, whose future son will lead a rebellion that ends robot rule. The son’s most trusted soldier, Kyle Reece, is sent back to stop the titular Terminator. Kyle’s a fighter, but he’s just a man. The love scene begins emotionally with two confessions, that Kyle is a virgin and that he fell in love with a picture of Sarah given to him by her son. Not unknown to men, Sarah is in a position of strength for the first time. She takes the lead, and they have proper sexy sex. Later, Kyle is killed. But Sarah is pregnant. Their son will lead the rebellion.
6/ The Musical Interlude: Ex Machina (2015)
Like The Terminator this film has robots and female nudity. Unlike The Terminator, Ex Machina has a full throttle, bug-out dance routine. Dance is undervalued in the modern cinematic experience. Yet every fight scene in Hollywood is a dance disguised as a punch-up. So, truly, dance delights: whether it’s twisting at Jack Rabbit Slim’s in Pulp Fiction or the awesome moment in Ex Machina where the seductive Asian housegirl gets her groove on with social media genius and robot builder Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). “After a long day of Turing tests you’ve got to unwind… I’m going to tear up the fucking dance floor dude, check it out.” He’s not wrong. But if you think the guy is batshit crazy, you’re not wrong either. Disco was never so sinister.
7/ A Hero’s Return: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
A bomb goes off in Tangier and Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is blasted against a car, apparently dead. His assailant leaves to kill Jason’s ex-. Resurrection is a cornerstone of myth and the get-out of every fan-tested movie on the slate. Marvel is always pulling this shit, whether Nick Fury or Loki or, y’know, both of them. Anyway, Jason Bourne’s having none of death, dusts himself off, evades the police in a revtastic motorcycle chase, and morphs into a full-blown but somehow very real superhero – leaping from rooftop to rooftop and finally through a fucking window. There, he immediately plunges into close-quarter kali fisticuffs with a younger, faster assassin… who he beats up with a copy of the Quran and strangles with a towel. The girl is safe. And that’s what matters.
8/ The Climatic Shoot-Out: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966)
All three movies in the Dollars trilogy ends with a single gunshot. In The Good… Clint Eastwood does the shooting – twice. A three-way standoff unfolds in a circular graveyard, the gunmen evenly spread. It should be carnage. The build-up is Ennio Morricone’s blaring score over what is little more than a series of still photographs: the faces of the men, their hands on the guns, staring eyes, twitching eyes. BANG! Clint shoots villain Lee Van Cleef. The movie ends with that other single gunshot. Eli Wallach’s belligerent, ratty Mexican bandit Tuco hangs with a rope around his neck, feet balanced on a wooden gravemark, just barely. Clint has ridden off but stops to shoot him down – from about half a mile away and on horseback, mind you. Tuco crashes into his sacks of gold, but scrambles up to scream at Clint: “You dirty son of a … [cue theme music].”
9/ A Character Development: Pulp Fiction (1994)
Pulp Fiction is a deeply moral movie. Bad guys are killed or ass-raped. A drug-abuser overdoses. Good guys head off into the sunset. Jules, played by Samuel L Jackson, is the moral centre and a bad motherfucker. It’s that kind of film. Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning goldmine continually asks what is good, what is right, what is the best: bacon, burgers, coffee, milkshakes, foot massages, heroin, dating the boss’s wife, coolness under pressure, the way of life. Jules is the hero because he changes. He dodges death and this has an effect, affords him a moment of clarity. Jules starts to see a path where he ceases to be the “tyranny of evil men” and becomes instead a shepherd to the lost. He quits shooting people after a cold-hearted bible quote (Old Testament via Sonny Chiba). Jules is redeemed. Roll credits!
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2020.06.08 04:23 tonnie_taller CBS Clarice Updates: Release Date & Story Info Screen Rant

Read more on WordPress Another adaptation of Thomas Harris’ novel, The Silence of the Lambs, is in the works from CBS; Clarice focuses on the character of FBI Agent Clarice Starling, who was originally played by Jodie Foster in the 1991 movie. Clarice comes by way of MGM Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout. It is written and … Continue reading CBS Clarice Updates: Release Date & Story Info Screen Rant
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2020.05.16 10:49 frankie2films Taxi Driver (1976) Rewatch Review:

spoilers ahead
TAXI DRIVER (1976) Review:
“listen you fuckers you screw heads, here is a man who would not take it anymore, a man who stood up against the scum”
From the moment that jazz song plays and you are flashed with the bokeh of the night streets of nyc and a close up of deniros lit up blood red face you know you are in for a hypnotic treat. Also this is a foreshadowing of the madness you will follow of Robert De Niro’s character Travis.
Taxi driver by night and swooner by day. He is immediately drawn towards the household beauty that is Cybil Shepherd. (so am I to be honest) I personally see there connection just as real as Travis does, but it crumbles just as fast. Travis being the recluse he is does not even see the bad or utter disgust a normal girl would see with a porno flick first date.
The lights and cinematography are mesmerizing with ever night shift Travis is shown working. Lots of vivid reds that really cast the evil that is lurking behind Travis and this entire film. It truly is nightmarish throughout.
I feel the build up for this film is needed in many ways. Like I previously stated it cast a hypnotic state of mind needed to fully see Travis’s descent into madness. Each voice ovediary entry the audience is shown a darker and darker side to Travis leading to the inevitable ending.
The replaying of the same jazz song throughout the film is to me a metaphor of Robert deniro’s mental state. Droning on each day surrounded by people who don’t know him or understand him stuck in this job that is slowly pulling him further and further from reality.
“You got a 44 magnum?” I believe this is a critical turning point in Travis’s mental state, he now has the tools and can take his madness to new and real heights. Following this you see research and preparation and practice etc. At this point Travis wants and knows he will be causing pain and death. It’s only a matter of time.
He always talks about the scum of the city and needing to get rid of them and Jodie Fosters character falling practically right into his lap one night gives him the perfect out to put his madness.
A personal fav scene is Travis’s hilarious interaction with the secret service. Spewing absolute bs and loving it with a huge grin on his face.
Side note: Strongly considering a Travis style mohawk during this quarantine...
A true 5 star film from cinematography and camera work to character development and performance to dialogue to execution. De Niro a true legend aka the most sympathetic psychopath on this side of the Brooklyn bridge... (⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 5)
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2020.03.18 16:56 CaFoosh CaFoosh #2: Taxi Driver (1976)

Date started: 13 March 2020
Release date: 9 February 1976
Viewing date: 18 March 2020
IMDb synopsis:
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.
IMDb rating: 8.3/10
I have finally gotten around to a modern classic. I originally planned to watch American Graffiti, but I couldn’t find it on any of my streaming platforms. Even the ones of the Ahoy! nature. What is not to say about Taxi Driver? I went into this movie with a light knowledge of it. I had of course seen the famous finger gun scene that takes place at the end of the movie, but had just been urged to see it myself.
This movie blew me away in many ways. I thought that I had an understanding of Scoresesee’ and his films but this one was very different. I have seen many of his films like The Departed and The Irishman, which I both loved, but seeing such a single character driven movie was refreshing. He takes a first person story and crafts and interesting tale of a troubled and problem ridden man who wants retribution. That man being of course, Travis Bickle. A Vietnam Vet who struggles with PTSD while working nights as a taxi driver. You get to see the dirt, the grime, the sleeze of New York City on display, all of it. Travis sees this first hand as he drives around prostitutes and men, and problem ridden people who spill it all to him.
In many ways he reads this almost like Rorschach, that these people are inherently bad and something has to be done. While Watchmen came much later, this idea of black and white justice is very clear in Taxi Driver. He has a relationship with a young girl named Iris (Jodie Foster) which shows to him that the world is a rotten apple. That this youthful young girl has been tainted by the dirty world he lives in. This drives him to eventually take action in the climax of the movie. Overall, his relationship with women is emblematic of a loner. One that has trouble communicating because how messed up he is inside his head. He takes the other female lead Betsy (Cybil Shepherd) on a date to a porno movie theatre and doesn’t even grasp the problem with it. Never mind that the girl only went on the date with him because kept calling her and urging her.
The music in this movie is so great and telling about the time period. It really sets the stage for the 1970s and the state that the American public was in. The country had been raped in a sense of its psyche, Vietnam, Watergate, Pentagon Papers, and a general mistrust and lost vision in society had set in. A lot of movies of the time show this.
As far as the Joker (2019) comparisons and inspirations, it is has become very clear to me. I was a big fan of Joker and after seeing Taxi Driver I can see how much inspiration is taken from this film. The character of Travis is a little more complex and open to interpretation than Joker. While both think that what they were doing was justified, Travis’ arc is a little less defined as far as events, most of the change is mental. Until he shaves the Mohawk, buys a .44 magnum, and tries to kill a presidential candidate. The green lens and filmmaking style used in both are very similar. I do however appreciate both and think they are both great films. As far as DeNiro is concerned, I think he is at his best here. I loved his work in The Deer Hunter, but he feels in a different element in this film.
Now the ending. In my opinion, the last few scenes had to be a dream. The letter he got from Iris’ parents and the heroism angle was too good to be real. Especially how refined he carries himself after snapping in such a manner. He readjusts himself back into life like this persona he has created has no effect on him. The best way to sum this movie would be to use a quote from the movie:
“You get a job. You become the job.”
Some other performances of note include:
Jodie Foster as Iris
Cybil Shepherd as Betsy
Harvey Keitel as Sport
This movie is a classic that still holds water
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2020.02.18 01:12 jonisantucho Oscars 2021: An inside look (like, really inside) to 50 possible contenders in the next awards race

Another Oscar ceremony happened, and we got our fair share of joy and disappointment. After Parasite surprised the world and took Best Picture, it seems like the game has changed for the awards race, now that non-English speaking films can actually fight and be recognized as well as classics as… Green Book. The Oscar race is still full of pain and glory, and even though the year has barely started, we have a bunch of movies that are fighting for air. And here’s 50 of them. Yes, I had some free time in my hands and this is a cool hobby, so I took the liberty to introduce most of the movies that will have Film Twitter entertained for the following 12 months. I say most, because there are always contenders who come out of nowhere later in the year, so this is the starter set. Here we go.
-Annette: Since Parasite’s road to the Oscars started at Cannes, it seems fair to talk about a movie that is circling a premiere in the world stage that is set in France. After delivering weird, indie classics like Mauvais Sang and Holy Motors (yes, the kind of movies that make you seem like a snob when you recommend them to people), Leos Carax is making his first movie spoken in the English language… and it has a musical screenplay written by the cult rock duo of Sparks. Recently robbed Adam Driver and previous Oscar winner Marion Cotillard sing in this tale of a stand-up comedian and a famous soprano singer who rise and fall in Los Angeles while their daughter is born with a special gift. It seems like a wild bet, but we already know that Carax is a master with musical moments, so this is one of the most intriguing question marks of the year.
-Ammonite: It’s time to talk narratives. On the one hand, we have Kate Winslet, a known name who hasn’t been very successful in the Oscar race since her Oscar win for The Reader over a decade ago (with the exception being her supporting performance in Steve Jobs, where she had a weird accent). On the other, we have Saoirse Ronan, a star on the rise who keeps collecting Oscar nominations, with 4 nods at the age of 25, including her fresh Best Actress loss for Little Women. What happens if we put them together in a drama set in the coasts of England during the 19th century where both of them fall for each other? That’s gonna be a winning formula if writedirector Francis Lee (who tackled queer romance in his acclaimed debut God’s Own Country) nails the Mary Anning story, and Neon (the distribution company founded three years ago that took Parasite to victory) is betting on it.
-Benedetta: We know the Paul Verhoeven story. After isolating himself from Hollywood for over a decade, he took Isabelle Huppert to an Oscar nominated performance with the controversial, sexy, dark and funny thriller Elle. Now, he’s back with another story that perks up the ears, because now he’s covering the life of Benedetta Carlini, a 17th-century lesbian nun who had religious and erotic visions. If you know Paul, you already can tell that this fits into his brand of horniness, and a possible Cannes premiere could tell us if this has something to carry itself to Oscar night.
-Blonde: With a short but impactful directorial credits list that takes us from Chopper, to The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford to Killing Them Softly, Andrew Dominik is back with a film about Marilyn Monroe, a woman who has transcended the ideas of fame and stardom, in ways that are glamorous and nightmarish at the same time. After failing to launch with Naomi Watts or Jessica Chastain,the rising Ana de Armas takes the lead in the retelling of Monroe’s troubled life based on Joyce Carol Oates’ novel, which is said to be covered in the screenplay as somewhat of a horror movie. We don’t know what that means yet, but Netflix is gonna push hard for this one, especially considering how the Academy loves throwing awards to stars playing previous stars, and that also can possibly include co-stars Bobby Cannavale and Adrien Brody.
-Breaking News in Yuba County: While he hasn’t gone back to the heights of his success achieved by the box office and award success of The Help (a movie that did not age well), Tate Taylor is still enjoying himself economically due to recent thrillers like The Girl on the Train and Ma. For his next movie, he’s made a dramedy that once again reunites him with Oscar winner Allison Janney, where she plays a woman who has to keep appearances and a hidden body when she catches her husband cheating on her, and then he dies of a heart attack. With a cast that also includes Mila Kunis, Regina Hall, Awkwafina, Samira Wiley, Wanda Sykes, Jimmi Simpson and Ellen Barkin, this could be a buzzy title later this year.
-C’mon C’mon: You may love or hate whatever Joaquin Phoenix did in Joker, but you can’t deny the benefit of playing the Crown Prince of Crime in an Oscar-winning performance. The blank check that you share with indie directors afterwards. Now that Joaquin’s cultural cachet is on the rise, Mike Mills gets to benefit with this drama that stars Phoenix and Gaby Hoffmann, with him playing an artist left to take care of his precocious young nephew as they forge an unexpected bond over a cross country trip. We only have to wonder if A24 will do better with this movie’s Oscar chances compared to 20th Century Women.
-Cherry: After killing half the universe and bringing them back with the highest grossing movie of all time, where do you go? For Joe and Anthony Russo, the answer is “away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe”. The Russo brothers are trying to distance themselves and prove that they have a voice without Kevin Feige behind them, with a crime drama that’s also different than their days when they directed You, Me and Dupree or episodes of Arrested Development and Community. To help them in the journey, they took Tom Holland (who also needs to distance himself from Spider-Man, lest he ends up stuck to the character in the audience’s eyes) to star in a crime drama based on former Army medic Nico Walker’s memoir about his days after Iraq, where the PTSD and an opioid addiction led him to start robbing banks.
-Da 5 Bloods: After bouncing back from a slump with the critical and commercial success of BlackKklansman, Spike Lee is cashing a Netflix check to tell the tale of four African American veterans who return to Vietnam to search for their fallen leader and some treasure. With a cast that includes Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Paul Walter Hauser and Chadwick Boseman, this sounds like an interesting combo, although we still should remember the last time that Spike tried his hand at a war movie, with the dull Miracle at St. Anna.
-Dune: If you are on Reddit, you probably know about the new film by movies’ new Messiah, Denis Villeneuve. While the epic sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert is getting a new chance in the multiplexes after that David Lynch movie that was forgotten by many, some are hoping that this will be the beginning of a new franchise (as seen by the release date of December 18, taking the spot of the usual Star Wars opening), and a return to the whole “remember when stuff like Return of the King or Fury Road were nominated for Best Picture?” question. Timothee Chalamet will be riding a lot of hope, and sandworm.
-Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: As you start to see, there are several musicals that are gonna be fighting for attention over the next year, and Annette was the first one. Now, we also have this adaptation of the hit West End production, that centers around a gay British teenager who dreams of becoming a drag queen and get his family and schoolmates to accept his sexuality. With a cast that mixes young unknowns, familiar Brits (Sharon Horgan, Sarah Lancashire and my boy Ralph Ineson) and the previously nominated legend that is Richard E. Grant (who is playing a former drag queen named Loco Chanelle), the creative team of the stage musical will jump to the big screen with the help of Fox Searchlight (sorry, just Searchlight), who has clear Oscar hopes with a release date right in the middle of awards heat, on October 23.
-Hillbilly Elegy: Even though the Parasite victory gave many people hope for a new Academy that stops recognizing stuff like previous winner Green Book… let’s be honest, the Academy will still look for movies like Green Book. This year, many people are turning their eyes towards Ron Howard’ adaptation of J.D. Vance’s memoir about his low income life in a poor rural community in Ohio, filled with drugs, violence and verbal abuse. If this sounds like white trash porn, it doesn’t help to know that Glenn Close, who has become the biggest living Oscar bridesmaid with seven nominations, will play a character called Mamaw. And if that sounds trashy, then you have to know that Amy Adams, who follows Glenn with six nominations, is playing her drug-addicted, careless daughter. I don’t want to call this “Oscar bait”, but it sure is tempting.
-I’m Thinking of Ending Things: After his stopmotion existential dramedy Anomalisa got him a Best Animated Feature nomination at the Oscars but at the same time bombed at the box office, Charlie Kaufman is getting the Netflix check. This time, he’s adapting the dark novel by Iain Reid, about a woman (Jessie Buckley, who is on the rise and took over the role after Brie Larson had to pass) who is taken by her boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) to meet his parents (Toni Collette and David Thewlis), in a trip that takes a turn for the worse. If Kaufman can deliver with this one, it will be a big contender.
-In the Heights: Yes, more musicals! This time, it’s time to talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Tony-winning musical, that was overshadowed because of his other small play about some treasury secretary. Now, his Broadway ensemble tale about life in a neighborhood in Washington Heights is jumping to the movie screen with Jon Chu at the helm, following the success of Crazy Rich Asians. This Latino tale mixes up-and-comers like Anthony Ramos (who comes straight from Hamilton and playing Lady Gaga’s friend in A Star is Born), names like Corey Hawkins and Jimmy Smits (who is pro bits), and Olga Merediz, who starred in the Broadway show as Abuela Claudia and who could be the early frontrunner for Best Supporting Actress, if Chu allows her to shine like she did onstage.
-Jesus Was My Homeboy: When looking at up-and-coming Black actors right now in Hollywood, two of the top names are Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield, who already appeared in the same movie in Get Out, which earned Kaluuya a Best Actor nomination. This time, they share the screen in Shaka King’s retelling of the story of Fred Hampton (Kaluuya), an activist and Black Panther leader… as well as the story of William O’Neal (Stanfield), the FBI agent sent by J. Edgar Hoover to infiltrate the party and arrest him. With the backing of Warner Bros, this will attempt to make an impact with a clash of actors that will have to fight with an August release date, not the ideal time to release an awards movie.
-King Richard: Starting with Suicide Squad, Will Smith has been trying to prove that he’s back and better than ever. Some attempts to get back to the top of the A-list (Aladdin, Bad Boys For Life) have worked, while others (Gemini Man, Spies in Disguise)... have not. But Will is still going, and now he’s going for his next prestige play as he plays Richard Williams, the coach and father of the tennis legends Venus and Serena, who pushed them to their full potential. While it’s weird that the father of the Williams sisters is getting a movie before them, it does sound like a meaty role for Smith, who has experience with Oscar notices with sports biopics because of what he did with Michael Mann in Ali. Let’s hope director Reinaldo Marcus Green can take him there too.
-Last Night in Soho: Every year, one or two directors who have a cool reputation end up in the Dolby Theatre, and 2020 could be the year of Edgar Wright. After delivering his first big box office hit with Baby Driver, the Brit is going back to London to tell a story in the realm of psychological horror, which has been supposedly inspired by classics like Don’t Look Now and Repulsion. With a premise that supposedly involves time travel and a cast that includes Anya-Taylor Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Matt Smith and Diana Rigg, Wright (who also co-wrote this with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who was just nominated for Best Original Screenplay for her work in 1917) is making a big swing.
-Let Them All Talk: Every year there’s more new streaming services, and that also means that there’s new players in the Oscar game. To secure subscribers to the new service, HBO Max has secured the rights to the next Steven Soderbergh movie, a comedy that stars Meryl Streep as a celebrated author that takes her friends (Candice Bergen, Dianne Wiest) and her nephew (Lucas Hedges, again) in a journey to find fun and come to terms with the past. The last time that Soderbergh and Streep worked together, the end result was the very disappointing The Laundromat. Let’s hope that this time everything works out.
-Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: Now that Netflix got the deal to adapt August Wilson’s acclaimed plays with Denzel Washington’s production company, the next jump from the stage to the screen is a meaty one. Viola Davis is playing blues singer Ma Rainey in this tale of a heated recording session with her bandmates, her agent and her producer in 1927, with a cast that also includes Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman and Colman Domingo. The Tony nominated play talked about race, art and the intersection of the two, and it’s gonna be explosive to see that unfold on screen, even if director George C. Wolfe’s previous filmography isn’t very encouraging.
-Macbeth: In a shocking development, the Coen brothers are no more. Well, just this time. For the first time in his career, Joel Coen is making a movie without Ethan, and it’s a Shakespeare adaptation. Denzel Washington is playing the man who wants to be king of Scotland, and Frances McDormand is playing his Lady Macbeth. While this just started filming and it will be a race to finish it in time for competition in the awards race, the potential is there, and this project has everybody’s attention.
-Mank: After scoring 24 Oscar nominations and only winning 2 awards last Sunday, Netflix has to wonder what else must they do to get in the club that awards them. They tried with Cuarón, they tried with Scorsese, they tried with Baumbach, they tried with two Popes, and they still feel a barrier. Now, the big gamble for awards by the streamer in 2020 comes to us in the hands of David Fincher, who is basically their friend after the rest of Hollywood denied him (Disney dropped his 20,000 Leagues adaptation, HBO denied the US remake of Utopia, and Paramount drove World War Z 2 away from him). In his first movie since 2014’s Gone Girl, David will go black and white to tackle a script by his late father about the making of the classic of classics, Citizen Kane, with previous Oscar winner Gary Oldman playing the lead role of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. Will the Academy fall for the ultimate “power of da moviesshhh” story?
-Minari: Sundance can be hit or miss with the breakout films that try to make it to the Oscars. However, you can’t deny the waves made by A24 when they premiered Lee Isaac Chung’s new drama there, ending up winning the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the US Dramatic Competition. If Parasite endeared Academy voters to Korean families, Steven Yeun hopes that the same thing happens with this story, where he plays a father in the ‘80s who suddenly decides to move his family to Arkansas to start a farm. Even though the reviews have been great, we must also remember that last year, A24 had in their hands The Farewell, another Sundance hit about an Asian family that ended up with no Oscar nominations. Let’s hope that this time, the Plan B influence (remember, that’s Brad Pitt’s production company, of Moonlight and 12 Years a Slave fame) makes a difference.
-Next Goal Wins: It’s a good time to be Taika Waititi. Why? Taika Waititi can do what he wants. He can direct a Thor movie, he can win an Oscar for writing a comedy set in WW2 about a Third Reich boy who has an Imaginary Hitler friend, or he can pop up in The Mandalorian as a droid. Taika keeps winning, and he wants more. Between his press tour for Jojo Rabbit and his return to the MCU, he quickly shot an adaptation of a great documentary about the disgraced national team of American Samoa, one of the worst football teams known to man, as they try to make the cut for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Everybody loves a good sports comedy, and Searchlight bets that we’ll enjoy this story led by Michael Fassbender as the new (and Dutch-American) coach in town who tries to shape the team for victory.
-News of the World: Seven years after their solid collaboration in Captain Phillips, Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks reunite for more awards love in what seems to be Universal’s main attraction for the Oscars. This time, Hanks stars in a Western drama based on Paulette Jiles’ novel where he plays a traveling newsreader in the aftermath of the American Civil War who is tasked with reuniting an orphaned girl with her living relatives. With a Christmas release date, Universal is betting big in getting the same nomination boost that 1917 is enjoying right now, and the formula is promising.
-Nightmare Alley: Following his Best Picture and Best Director wins for The Shape of Water, everybody in Hollywood wondered what would Guillermo del Toro do next. Well, as Del Toro often does, a little bit of everything and nothing. Some projects moved (as his produced Pinocchio movie on Netflix, or his Death Stranding likeness cameo), others stalled and die (like his proposed Fantastic Voyage remake). But now he’s rolling on his next project, a new adaptation of the William Lindsay Gresham novel that already was a Tyrone Power film in 1947. This noir tale tells the story of a con man (Bradley Cooper) who teams up with a psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) to trick people and win money, and how things get out of control. With a cast that also includes Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Rooney Mara and more, this could play well if it hits the right tone.
-Nomadland: There’s breakout years, and then there’s the amazing potential of Chloe Zhao’s 2020. On the one hand, after making Hollywood notice her skill with the gripping story of The Rider, she got the keys to the MCU kingdom to direct the next potential franchise of Kevin Feige, The Eternals. And just in case, she also has in her sleeve this indie drama that she wrote and directed beforehand, with two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand playing a woman who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. If Chloe nails these two films, it could be the one-two punch of the decade.
-One Night in Miami: Regina King is living her best life. Following her Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress in If Beale Street Could Talk and the success that came with her lead role in the Watchmen show on HBO, the actress is jumping to a new challenge: directing movies. For her big screen debut, she’s adapting Kemp Powers’ play that dramatizes a real meeting on February 25, 1964, between Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown.
-Over the Moon: After earning praise and Oscar nominations with I Lost My Body and Klaus, Netflix will keep its bet on animated movies with a film directed by the legendary Glen Keane. Who? A classic Disney animator responsible for the design of characters like Ariel, the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Tarzan and more](, and who recently won an Oscar for Best Animated Short for Dear Basketball, which he co-directed with the late Kobe Bryant. Now, he brings us a musical adventure centered around a Chinese girl who builds a rocket ship and blasts off to the Moon in hopes of meeting a legendary Moon Goddess.
-Passing: It’s always interesting when an actor jumps behind the camera, and Rebecca Hall’s case is no exception. For her directorial debut, Hall chose to adapt Nella Larsen’s acclaimed novel set in Harlem in the 1920s, about two mixed race childhood friends (Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson) who reunite in adulthood and become obsessed with one another's lives. With a premise that explores tough questions about race and sexuality, it looks like a tricky challenge for a first timer, but it would be more impressive if Hall manages to rise over the challenge.
-Prisoner 760: An interesting part of following the awards circuit is looking at when it's appropriate to talk about touchy subjects in recent history. I’m saying that because this next movie tells the real life tale of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim), a man who, despite not being charged or having a set trial, is held in custody at Guantanamo Bay, and turns towards a pair of lawyers (Jodie Foster and Shailene Woodley) to aid him. Based on the famous journal that the man wrote while he was being detained, the movie (that also counts with Benedict Cumberbatch) is directed by Kevin Macdonald who, a long time ago, helped Forest Whitaker win Best Actor for The Last King of Scotland. Could he get back in the race after almost 15 years of movies like State of Play?
-Raya and the Last Dragon: This year, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ bet for the Oscars is a fantasy tale set in a mysterious realm called Kumandra, where a warrior named Raya searches for the last dragon in the world. And that dragon has the voice of Awkwafina. Even though they missed out last Oscars when Frozen II got the cold shoulder by the Academy in Best Animated Feature, this premise looks interesting enough to merit a chance. One more thing: between last year’s Abominable, Over the Moon and this movie, there’s a clear connection of animated movies trying to appeal to Chinese sensibilities (and that sweet box office).
-Rebecca: It’s wild to think that the only time that Alfred Hitchcock made a film that won the Oscar for Best Picture was with 1940’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s psychological thriller novel, more muted and conventional than his more known classics. Now, Ben Wheatley and Netflix are giving the Gothic story a new spin, with Lily James playing the newly married young woman who finds herself battling the shadow of her husband's (Armie Hammer) dead first wife, the mysterious Rebecca. The story is a classic, and we have to see how much weird Wheatley stuff is in the mix.
-Red, White and Water: Between 2011 and 2014, Jennifer Lawrence was everywhere and people loved it. She was America’s sweetheart, the Oscar winner, Katniss Everdeen. But then, everything kinda fell. Those X-Men movies got worse and she looked tired of being in them, her anecdotes got less charming and more pandering to some, she took respectable risks that didn’t pay off with Red Sparrow and Mother!, and some people didn’t like that she said that it wasn’t nice to share private photos of her online. Now, she looks to get back to the Oscar race with a small project funded by A24 and directed by Lila Neugebauer in her film debut, about a soldier who comes back to the US after suffering a traumatic brain injury in Afghanistan. Also, Brian Tyree Henry is in this, and it would be amazing if he got nominated for something.
-Respect: You know what’s a surefire way to get Academy voters’ attention? Play a real singer! Rami Malek took a win last year for playing Freddie Mercury, Renee Zellweger just won the gold after portraying Judy Garland, and now Jennifer Hudson wants more Oscar love. Almost 15 years after taking Best Supporting Actress for her role in Dreamgirls, Hudson will try to get more by playing soul legend Aretha Franklin, in a biopic directed by first timer Liesl Tommy that practically screams “give me the gold”. How am I so sure? Well, see the teaser that they released in December (for a movie that opens in October), and tell me. It will work out better for Hudson than Cats, that’s for sure.
-Soul: Unless they really disappoint (I’m looking at you, The Good Dinosaur, Cars 2 and Cars 3), you can’t have the Oscars without inviting Pixar to the party. This year, they have two projects in the hopes of success. While in a few weeks we’ll see what happens with the fantasy family road trip of Onward, the studio’s biggest bet of the year clearly is the next existential animation written and directed by Pete Docter, who brought Oscar gold to his home with Up and Inside Out. The movie, which centers on a teacher (voice of Jamie Foxx) who dreams of becoming a jazz musician and, just as he’s about to get his big break, ends up getting into an accident that separates his soul from his body, had a promising first trailer, and it also promises a score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, as well as new songs by Jon Batiste. The only downside so far for the marketing was the fact that the trailer reveal led people to notice a suspicious trend involving black characters when they lead an animated movie.
-Tenet: When Leonardo DiCaprio finally touched his Academy Award, an alarm went off in the mind of a portion of Internet users, who have made their next crusade to give themselves to the cause of getting Christopher Nolan some Oscar love. And his next blank check, an action thriller involving espionage and time travel, could pull off the same intersection of popcorn and prestige that made Inception both a box office hit and a critically acclaimed Oscar nominee. It helps to have a cast of impressive names like John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki and Robert Pattinson, as well as a crew that includes Ludwig Goransson and Hoyte van Hoytema. In other words, if this becomes a hit, this could go for a huge number of nominations.
-The Devil All the Time: As you may have noticed by now, Netflix is leading the charge in possible Oscar projects. Another buzzy movie that comes from them is the new psychological thriller by Antonio Campos, a filmmaker known for delivering small and intimate but yet intense and terrifying dramas like Simon Killer and Christine. Using the novel by Donald Ray Pollock, Campos will follow non-linearly a cast of characters in Ohio between the end of World War II and the beginning of the Vietnam War, with the help of an interesting cast that includes Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Eliza Scanlen, Bill Skarsgard, Jason Clarke and Riley Keough.
-The Eyes of Tammy Faye: After being known as a sketch comedy goofball because of The State, Wet Hot American Summer and Stella, Michael Showalter reinvented himself as a director of small and human dramedies like Hello, My Name is Doris and The Big Sick. For his next project, he’s gonna mix a little bit of both worlds, because he has before him the story of the televangelists Tammy Faye Bakker (Jessica Chastain, who has been really trying to recapture her early ‘10 awards run to no avail) and Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield, who was previously nominated for Hacksaw Ridge, instead of Silence, because why). With a real life tale that involves Christian theme parks, fraud and conspiracies, this is the kind of loud small movie that Searchlight loves to parade around, especially as an actors showcase (Jojo Rabbit being the most recent example). The first image looks terrifying, by the way.
-The Father: It’s weird to be in the middle of February and say that there’s already a frontrunner for the Best Actor race at the next Oscars. After its premiere in Sundance a couple of weeks ago, every prognosticator pointed in the direction of Anthony Hopkins (recently nominated for Best Supporting Actor in The Two Popes), who delivers a harrowing portrayal of an old man grappling with his age as he develops dementia, causing pain to his beleaguered daughter (recent winner Olivia Colman, who also got praised). With reviews calling it a British answer to Amour (in other words: it’s a hard watch), Florian Zeller’s adaptation of his acclaimed play not only benefits from having Hopkins and Colman together as a selling point, because it was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics, a distributor with experience in getting Academy voters to watch adult movies with heavy themes. If you don’t believe me, watch how they got Julianne Moore a win for Still Alice, as well as recent nominations for Isabelle Huppert for Elle, Glenn Close for The Wife, and Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory. They know the game, and they are going to hit hard for Hopkins and Colman.
-The French Dispatch: If you saw the trailer, we don’t need to dwell too much on the reasons. On the one hand, we have the style of Wes Anderson, a filmmaker who has become a name in both the critics circle and the casual viewer, with his last two movies (The Grand Budapest Hotel and Isle of Dogs) earning several Oscar nominations, including Best Picture for the one with Gustave H. Then, we have a long cast that goes from the director’s regulars like Bill Murray to new stars like Timothee Chalamet, and also includes people like Benicio del Toro. The only thing that could endanger the Oscar chances for this is that the story, an anthology set around a period comedy with an European riff on The New Yorker, will alienate the average Academy member.
-The Humans: There’s the prestige of a play, and then there’s the prestige of a Tony-winning play. Playwright Stephen Karam now gets to jump to the director’s chair to take his acclaimed 2016 one-act story to the big screen, and A24 is cutting the check. Telling the story of a family that gets together on Thanksgiving to commiserate about life, this adaptation will be led by original performer Jayne Houdyshell (who also won a Tony for her stage performance), who’ll be surrounded by Richard Jenkins, Beanie Feldstein, Amy Schumer, Steven Yeun and June Squibb. If it avoids getting too claustrophobic or stagey for the cinema, it will be a good contender.
-The Last Duel: Always speedy, Ridley Scott is working on his next possible trip to the Oscars. This time, it’s the telling of a true story in 14th-century France, where a knight (Matt Damon) accuses his former friend (Adam Driver) of raping his wife (Jodie Comer), with the verdict being determined by the titular duel. It’s a juicy story, but there was some concern when it seemed that the script was only being written by Damon and Ben Affleck (who’ll also appear in the film). A rape story written by them after the Weinstein revelations… not the best look. But then, it was revealed that they were writing the screenplay with indie figure Nicole Holofcener, who last year was nominated for an Oscar for her script for Can You Ever Forgive Me? Let’s hope that the story is told in a gripping but not exploitative way, and that it doesn’t reduce the role of Comer (who deserves more than some of the movie roles that she’s getting after Killing Eve) to a Hollywood stereotype.
-The Power of the Dog: We have to talk about the queen of the indie world, we have to talk about Jane Campion. More than a decade after her last movie, Bright Star, the Oscar and Palme d’Or winner for The Piano returns with a non-TV project (see Top of the Lake, people) thanks to Netflix, with a period drama centered around a family dispute between a pair of wealthy brothers in Montana, Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Burbank (Jesse Plemons), after the latter one marries a local widow (Kirsten Dunst). According to the synopsis, “a shocked and angry Phil wages a sadistic, relentless war to destroy her entirely using her effeminate son Peter as a pawn”. Can’t wait to see what that means.
-The Prom: Remember the Ryan Murphy blank check deal with Netflix that I mentioned earlier? Well, another of the projects in the first batch of announcements for the deal is a musical that he’ll direct, adapting the Tony-nominated show about a group of Broadway losers (now played by the one and only Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells and, uh, James Corden, for some reason) who try to find a viral story to get back in the spotlight, and end up going to a town in Indiana to help a lesbian high school student who has been banned from bringing her girlfriend to the prom. The show has been considered a fun and heartwarming tale of acceptance, so the movie could be an easy pick for an average Academy voter who doesn’t look too hard (and you know that the Golden Globes will nominate the shirt out of this). It’s funny how this comes out the same year than Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, and then it’s not funny realizing that Film Twitter will pit the two movies against each other.
-The Trial of the Chicago 7: After getting a taste of the director’s taste with Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin wants more. For his second movie, he’s tackling one of his specialties: a courtroom drama. And this one is a period movie centered around the trial on countercultural activists in the late ‘60s, which immediately attracts a campaign of how “important” this movie is today’s culture. To add the final blow, we have a cast that includes Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, William Hurt, Michael Keaton and Mark Rylance. If Sorkin can contain himself from going over the top (and with that cast, it would be so easy to surrender to bouts of screaming and winding speeches), this could be one of the top contenders.
-Those Who Wish Me Dead: Having made a good splash in the directorial waters with Wind River, Taylor Sheridan (also known for writing the Sicario movies, the Oscar-nominated Hell or High Water or that Yellowstone show that your uncle raves about on Facebook) returns with yet another modern Western. For this thriller based on the Michael Koryta novel, Angelina Jolie stars as a survival expert in the Montana wilderness who is tasked with protecting a teenager who witnessed a murder, while assassins are pursuing him and a wildfire grows closer.
-Untitled David O. Russell Project: Following the mop epic Joy, that came and went in theaters but still netted a Best Actress nomination for Jennifer Lawrence, the angriest director in Hollywood took a bit of a break (it didn’t help that he tried to do a really expensive show with Amazon starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore that fell apart when the Weinstein exposes sank everything). Now, he’s quickly putting together his return to the days of Oscar love that came with stuff like The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, with a new movie that is set to star Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and Michael B. Jordan. Even though we don’t know many details (some people are saying the movie is called Amsterdam) except for the fact the movie hasn’t started shooting yet, David is a quick guy, so he’ll get it ready for the fall festival circuit. If there’s one thing that David O. Russell knows (apart from avoid getting cancelled for abusing people like Lily Tomlin, Amy Adams and his niece), it’s to make loud actor showcases.
-Untitled Nora Fingscheidt Project: When Bird Box became one of the biggest hits on Netflix history, the streamer decided to keep itself in the Sandra Bullock business. Sandy’s next project for Ted Sarandos is a drama where she plays a woman who is released from prison after serving time for a violent crime, and re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past. To get redemption, she searches her younger sister she was forced to leave behind. With the direction of Fingscheidt, who comes from an acclaimed directorial debut with Systemsprenger (Germany’s submission to the last Academy Awards), and a cast that also includes Viola Davis, Vincent D’Onofrio and Jon Bernthal, this will also hopefully try its luck later this year.
-Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project: We don’t know if this movie will be ready for the end of the year (although last time, he managed to sneak Phantom Thread under the buzzer and earn several Oscar nominations, including Best Picture), but PTA is apparently gonna start to shoot it soon, with the backing of Focus Features. After several movies with prestige locations and intricate production design, Film Twitter’s Holy Spirit will go back to the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s, to tell the story of a high school student who is also a successful child actor.
-Stillwater: Tom McCarthy’s recent career is certainly puzzling. After delivering the weird lows of The Cobbler, he bounced back with the Best Picture winner that was Spotlight. And following that, he… helped produce the 13 Reasons Why series. And following that… he made Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, a Disney+ original movie. Now, he’s back to the award race with a drama starring Matt Damon, who plays a father who rushes from Oklahoma to France to help his daughter (Abigail Breslin), who is in prison after being suspected for a murder she claims she didn’t commit.
-West Side Story: To close things, we have to see one of the possible big contenders of the season, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the iconic musical that translates Romeo and Juliet to the context of a street gang war in 1950s New York. While the decision to adapt again something that has been a classic both in Broadway and in movie theaters almost 60 years ago is a challenge, the idea of Spielberg doing a musical closer to the stage version with Tony Kushner as the writer is too tempting for the average Academy voter, who is already saving a spot in major categories in case Steven nails it in December. However, there’s two question marks. First, how well will Ansel Elgort and newcomer Rachel Zegler stand out in the roles of Tony and Maria? And second, will In the Heights steal some of the thunder of this movie by being, you know, more modern?
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2020.02.07 15:52 LukeWilsonStupidNose ‘Do you want to do a superhero movie?’ - answers from directors, writers, actors and actresses (2020 update)

I did one of these a couple years ago and people seemed to like it, but I figured it could use an update.
Take these with a grain of salt, of course, this is more for fun than anything. It’s a pretty long post so I’d probably recommend just skimming through for any names you’re interested in.
Pedro Almodóvar
It’s too big for me! I like to see what I’m doing, to direct movies the same day. You have to wait too long to see the results. I like being able to impose my opinion as a director. I’ve made 21 movies. I’m used to doing it the way I like, not fitting with the Hollywood system. (Vulture, 2019)
Darren Aronofsky
You never know. I mean, Superman would always be interesting. But they’re already deep into reinventing him, so that’s not going to happen for a long time. I think with those films you have to be careful because they are about communicating with as big an audience as you possibly can. Audiences who go to see those films expect a certain type of movie. (CinePop, 2017)
Gemma Arterton
I’m not really into superheroes and stuff like that. But you never know. (HeyUGuys, 2015)
Olivier Assayas
I mean, I enjoy it as a viewer. I don’t think I would touch it as a filmmaker, but I can certainly understand the fun one has with that material, not to mention the admiration I’ve always had for the writers and artists of the comic books. Once in a while, I still do read X-Men comics. I’m just fascinated by the complexity of the narratives and the ambition of the storytelling, which is way beyond whatever they’re doing in the movies. (AV Club, 2015)
Ari Aster
I’ve received some really enticing and cool offers, and I certainly want to hear what the offers are, but I am self-generating. I have so many films I want to make that I’ve written that are so vivid in my head.... Never say never, I definitely want to look at everything that comes my way, but it’ll take a lot to pull me away from these projects that are sort of on the tip of my tongue and that I’m ready to make. (Happy Sad Confused, 2019)
Michael Bay
I wouldn’t want to, it’s not my thing, it’s just not my gig. (Collider, 2016)
Orlando Bloom
I do read [the Marvel comics] a little bit. Who’s the British one? Captain Britain! There you go. Terrible costume, though. (BBC Radio 2, 2018)
Emily Blunt
Not particularly. (Variety, 2018)
Bong Joon-ho
I don’t think Marvel would ever want a director like me. I don’t expect any offers from them anytime soon. Of their movies, I did enjoy the films by James Gunn and James Mangold’s Logan, and I think there are great directors who can handle great projects like that. (Variety, 2020)
John Boyega
I sat down with Marvel years ago, but that’s not the direction I want to go at all. (ComicBook, 2019)
Danny Boyle
I wouldn’t be very good at it. I saw the Spider-Man movie, the animation, and I thought it was wonderful, but out of my league. Normally when you see a movie like that, you think, “I could maybe do that.” I didn’t think “Maybe” with this. It had a sensibility that felt truthful to its origins. Whoever made this, it is part of their bloodstream. You’ve got to recognise that you have no idea how to get there. I don’t think you should attempt one unless it’s in your bloodstream... Comics really aren’t in my bloodstream. (Empire, 2019)
Alison Brie
I would love to. I think especially after working on GLOW, where we all felt like we were superheroes, in a way it has satisfied my desire to do something like that. But in some ways it’s only whet my appetite. (Business Insider, 2017)
James Cameron
I’m not the slightest bit interested in laboring in someone else’s house. (Daily Beast, 2017)
Timothée Chalamet
I want to work with good storytellers and good directors on projects that are fresh, and on roles that feel challenging. Like Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, or Christian Bale in that film, or Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises. If it was something of that caliber, then that’s awesome. (Variety, 2018)
Toni Collette
It’d be super-fun to be a superhero. I’m not averse to any particular budget. I’m just averse to a shitty story. (Metro, 2015)
Olivia Colman
I’ve always wanted to play a Marvel baddie. I’m not sure I fit the mould, though. Like a powerful, extraordinary woman. Somebody with superpowers would be really fun, but I’m not sure how many middle-aged women they have in Marvel. (Vulture, 2016)
Sofia Coppola
I love making small low-budget films where I am really allowed to do it the way I want, and I think when you have those huge franchises there are a lot of cooks in the kitchen and meetings in conference rooms. But I’d never say never. (The Independent, 2017)
Bryan Cranston
I don’t want to do a character that has been done several times before. I don’t want to be compared, like, “Well, his Commissioner Gordon was yada yada yada.” I don’t want to do that. I want to take something that hasn’t been done. (ScreenGreek, 2018)
Tom Cruise
I’ll never say no if I find something that’s interesting, and I think an audience would like to see it, and they’re going to be entertained by it, and I feel like I can contribute something. (MTV, 2018)
Guillermo del Toro
Well, I co-wrote a whole screenplay on Justice League Dark for Warner Bros., so that’s your answer. I love Deadman, I love Demon, I love Swamp Thing, Zatanna. That’s a universe, is one thing. I’m very attracted to that side of the DC universe. But I’m not a superhero guy. For me to like a superhero, the superhero needs to be a monster. (ComicBook, 2019)
Leonardo DiCaprio
You never know. They’re getting better and better as far as complex characters in these movies. I haven’t yet. But no, I don’t rule out anything. (ShortList, 2015)
Zac Efron
I would do it in a second. I’m just waiting for the right opportunity. (Elle, 2017)
Taron Egerton
I love Marvel and I love the movies and I’d love the excuse to get in shape. (Variety, 2019)
Robert Eggers
Absolutely not. (Bloody Disgusting, 2019)
Cynthia Erivo
Yes. My body is suited to it. And I’d love to see what that experience is like. I think I could have a good time doing it. (Hollywood Reporter, 2020)
Giancarlo Esposito
I love those guys at Marvel. We’ve been trying to figure out how to collaborate on something. (ComicBook, 2016)
Rebecca Ferguson
I don’t think my goal is to throw myself into Marvel university. I love their stories, some of their characters are great, but I do it for the stories, for the people you work with, for the directors. We’ll see. (Metro, 2016)
David Fincher
Maybe. I was open to doing a zombie movie. I think in terms of stories — I don’t want to have to go and they say, “Okay, you have to dream up something for Meteor Man.” Or whatever. I don’t want to have to cobble together something around a pre-existing mask or uniform or cape or idea. (SXSW, 2019)
Jodie Foster
No, not interested in the franchise hero, superhero movie at all. It’s just not what I do. I’m glad other people do it and there’s always been those kinds of films, and there will always be those kinds of movies. It’s just now there’s been kind of, there’s a word for it in business where features as a business model have been more keen on, 95 percent of what they do is $200 million plus action films that appeal to all four quadrants that are these high-risk action films. It’s just not what I do. (ScreenCrush, 2018)
Cary Fukunaga
No, not really. I feel like they’ve all been taken... I do think there’s a place to make intelligent, big films. It depends on sensibility, too. I loved Guardians of the Galaxy. (Vulture, 2015)
Greta Gerwig
I would be open to doing a bigger film but at the same time I think, for me, one of the guiding principles of what I try to do to make my career as I have tried to make it, I always have a sense of what I would drop everything for and I think the thing that I would drop everything for is my own work that I write and that I make. It’s not that I’m not interested in those things, it’s just that they don’t come first. (Silver Screen Riot, 2015)
Hugh Grant
[I was recently offered one, but] there was a scheduling and family issue. Otherwise, I was absolutely up for it. It was a juicy role. It was a baddie. I love a good baddie. (Variety, 2019)
James Gray
I have no problem with Marvel. I’ve taken my children to Marvel movies and it’s a great experience — a bonding experience. It’s beautiful, and those films are brilliantly made. I loved the first Captain America. Terrific movie. So it’s not about shitting on them. The problem is not that — the problem is only that. It’s like if you went to the supermarket and you saw only one brand of cereal. Special K is all they had. Special K is not a bad-tasting cereal, but if that’s the only one you could get it would be awfully frustrating. If the movie business starts catering to smaller and smaller groups, it’s going to start hurting itself in a major way. I would argue that it already has. It’s my job as a director to try and push back against that a little bit. (IndieWire, 2019)
Eva Green
I really like physical stuff, actually. Even 300, I loved doing the training. It was thrilling to play that very strong woman. You get out of your head as an actor and you find the character through physical training. I’d love to do more of the superhero stuff. (ComingSoon, 2019)
Jon Hamm
It depends on the script, what the story is. I am a huge comic book fan, always have been. I have read comic books since I was nine or younger. And I am pretty knowledgeable about a lot of them. And I like the genre, and I like when they are done well. (Hollywood Reporter, 2018)
Armie Hammer
I haven’t seen a superhero movie in a long time where I thought, “Fuck, I wish I was in that.” You know? So for me there’s not, like, a huge rush. (Happy Sad Confused, 2017)
Neil Patrick Harris
I’d love to be some sort of villain in a big-budget action movie. Or a superhero franchise. That’d be rad. (Interview Magazine, 2015)
Ethan Hawke
I guess I’ve been offered things like that that didn’t appeal to me. You have to be careful about what you’re famous for. You don’t want to be famous for something you don’t love. It brings people a lot of pain when that happens. (ScreenCrush, 2018)
Lucas Hedges
I don’t see myself signing a long-term contract. That sounds frightening. Some of those actors who are in those movies really make challenging material work. That’s really impressive. I don’t see that as a challenge I’m dying to take on. (Hollywood Reporter, 2019)
Taraji P. Henson
I would love to be a Marvel superhero. (The New York Times, 2017)
Ron Howard
I’ve had opportunities over the years. I really feel like you shouldn’t make a movie as a kind of exercise. You have to be all the way in. I was never a comic book guy. I like the movies when I see them, especially the origin stories. I never felt like I could be on the set, at 3 o’clock in the morning, tired, with 10 important decisions to make, and know, intuitively, what the story needs. (Happy Sad Confused, 2015)
Glenn Howerton
If Marvel came along and wanted me to play a superhero, I probably would because I think that would be really, really fun. (GQ, 2018)
Charlie Hunnam
I didn’t grow up a comic book fan and I haven’t really seen any of those Marvel films or the Batman films. It’s just not really my taste.... It’s not part of my vision for my career or what I aspire to. (Yahoo, 2017) taste.
Peter Jackson
I’m not a superhero guy. (Empire, 2019)
Lily James
I want to do more action. I want to be a superhero. (Refinery29, 2016)
Barry Jenkins
I’m friends with Ryan Coogler, and just seeing his path from Fruitvale Station to Black Panther, and seeing that his voice has arrived at Black Panther intact and he’s creating on this scale that I think has far more reach than the scale I’m creating on right now. Yeah, if the right character presented itself — I can’t imagine Ryan directing Doctor Strange, I just can’t. But I think even superheroes are characters. And I think what Ryan did so well in Black Panther was showing the human being that T’Challa is. So, if something like that presented itself, yeah, I’d be interested. So long as I had the freedom to create the way I create. (Houston Chronicle, 2018)
Charlie Kaufman
Of course. But — no one wants me to do that. (IndieWire, 2016)
Jennifer Kent
The opportunity has been there if I really wanted to pursue that path and it still probably is to some extent. I am excited by this aboriginal Marvel character, Manifold. Aboriginal culture is the oldest culture in the earth; it’s so sophisticated and deep. It would interest me to take that out to the planet. There could be some amazing story there. (IndieWire, 2019)
John Krasinski
I would love to be in the Marvel universe. I love those movies because they’re fun, but I also think they’re really well done. And certainly a lot of my friends are in those movies. (Total Film, 2020)
Mila Kunis
No, that’s a lot of working out. Lots of those people are hungry, and you have to be because you have to be in shape and I don’t want to be hungry for 10 years. (MTV, 2018)
David Lowery
I grew up reading Marvel comic books and it’s a joy to see the aesthetic replicated on screen so thoroughly. Yet the aesthetic is so well-grounded at this point I don’t think there’s anything I could contribute to it. So the answer is likely no. But I do love superheroes, so there might be the right superhero movie out there I may want to delve in. (Maclean’s, 2017)
Rooney Mara
I don’t really get offered those parts, or maybe I do. I don’t even know. Maybe I do and I just don’t even realize it and just say no to them. For me it’s just all about the director and it’s all about the script and the story. (Deadline, 2016)
Matthew McConaughey
I did Sing, I did Kubo and the Two Strings. But other than that I’m like, what have I done that my kids can see? ... I’ll be there in a little while! I’ll do something. (Fandango, 2018)
Adam McKay
We’re always kind of talking. I think Feige is just the greatest, and what they’re doing is amazing. (Happy Sad Confused, 2018)
Christopher McQuarrie
I must tell you, the possibility of my doing a superhero movie is remote in the extreme. (Twitter, 2019)
Sam Mendes
The funniest letter I got — they were sending [a packet for] The Avengers, right? For directors to pitch — and I got a package, which was full of comic books, but no treatment; there was no script. But the cover letter said “Marvel’s Avengers will be released on May 3, 2012” or whatever it was. That was the first sentence of the cover letter. Not, “We have the pleasure of enclosing the materials…” or “Here is the script for…” But the release date.... I mean, that’s not my world particularly. I’ll go see it, particularly with my kids, but I didn’t want to make it. (Moviefone, 2012)
Sienna Miller
I feel quite content. It’s a huge commitment to have the ambition to be playing those parts and to be doing those roles. I don’t know that I have that, the ambition that it takes, the drive that it takes. Yes, I think I have subconsciously shied away from that, I think the idea of that is daunting. (The Guardian, 2017)
Helen Mirren
Oh yes! ... I’d probably have to be the baddie. You know, because I’m British. (CineMovie, 2013)
Viggo Mortensen
I’m just looking for good stories, and the ones I’ve happened to find and commit to have happened to be in other countries, or are independent films. I’m not trying to avoid any kind of budget or genre of movies. (LA Times, 2016)
Elisabeth Moss
I don’t think I’m good at the whole green screen thing, but I’m not averse to trying it out. I’m more into, like, a weird concentration camp miniseries [laughs]. That’s a sure path to my own Marvel movie. (MovieMaker Magazine, 2019)
Carey Mulligan
I don’t think I would be very good in something like that. (The Resident, 2018)
Eddie Murphy
No! I’m going to be 60 in a year. Who would I play? The old brotherman? I guess that’d be the character.... Man, fuck that. I can’t be standing around in a movie with a stick and shit, pointing and telling people, “Oh, you should do this or that.” I’m just not down with the whole superhero movie thing. But, if I had to, I guess I could play a villain or some shit like that. (IndieWire, 2019)
David Oyelowo
I tread with caution around the notion of those kinds of characters. Depending on which one of them you’re playing, there’s always a danger you’re going to get so identified with this larger than life character that it could become tougher for audiences to believe you in other roles. (The Wrap, 2015)
Al Pacino
I would do anything that I could understand in terms of how I fit in it. And you know, of course if I could fit in it. Anything’s possible. You know, I did Dick Tracy and I got an Oscar nomination, so come on. (Deadline, 2014)
Dev Patel
I had a wee bit of a scarring experience when I attempted to be a part of a franchise, and it didn’t quite hit the mark. It makes you evaluate what kind of mark you want to leave on the industry. (Esquire, 2016)
Jordan Peele
So many of those properties — it’s a childhood dream to be able to essentially see what you saw in your imagination as a child, watching or reading or whatever you were doing with that stuff. It’s a filmmaker’s dream. But you know, I feel like I only have so much time. I have a lot of stories to tell, and it just doesn’t feel right. It just doesn’t feel right. I’m a comic book and graphic novel appreciator, but I can’t call myself a true fan boy. (Rolling Stone, 2019)
Sean Penn
You asked me with a camera on this face and in this time of my life if I would be a superhero? (laughs) Maybe, if there’s a very funny one. (Reuters, 2015)
Brad Pitt
I don’t think so. I think there’s enough. I don’t think I have anything to add. (24 Oras, 2019)
Daniel Radcliffe
If it was good enough and something I was interested in. I’m not sure if I’d sign up for something that was another seven or eight films or ten years, but a shorter franchise, yeah. (Business Insider, 2016)
Lynne Ramsay
When I was 15 or 16, I had a boyfriend who was an obsessive fan [of comics]. His apartment was so full of comic-books he made a path through the boxes to get places.... My boyfriend at the time was always on about the psychology of the characters, the ones that he really liked tended to have these strange histories. A lot of them are quite Freudian and strange. I liked Bill Sienkiewicz’s work, and Alan Moore is so special.
The ones I liked were deeply, darkly screwed-up reflections of the world – where you can see how they became what they became and that past was super-psychological.... There’s some amazing things in graphic novels and comic-books, and they taught me a lot about filmmaking as well. Someone said to me that You Were Never Really Here’s like a graphic novel. I think I’ve learned a lot about filmmaking through comic-books, in terms of how to tell a story visually. That had an influence on me. If you’re able to do it without a committee, with a real set approach to it, where you have freedom and people trust you, that would be amazing. (Yahoo, 2018)
Eddie Redmayne
I love the films. You know how in summer, when studios compete for people to see their summer blockbusters, I am their dream. I see all of them. I would never rule out the opportunity to be in one. (The Sun, 2015)
Nicolas Winding Refn
I love Hollywood. I love glamour and glitz. I love camp. I love vanity, I love egos, I indulge in all that, but the bigger kind of approaches or the offers that have come my way or the interest, in the end, I’ve always just felt that I wasn’t the right person in the end for it. Doesn’t mean that it won’t happen. I mean I would love to do one of those comic book movies. (Collider, 2019)
Kelly Reichardt
There’s absolutely no danger of that happening [laughs]. But maybe there’s something for me somewhere in between that and my sort of films. I did really enjoy doing my little wagon crash in Meek’s Cutoff. It was one of the most fun things I ever did, and I suddenly realized, “Oh, this is why people love to smash things up. It’s so much fun!” (Variety, 2016)
Boots Riley
I have a problem with superheroes in general, because, politically, superheroes are cops. Superheroes work with the government to uphold the law. And who do the laws work for? Put it like this: We all love bank robbers, because we know that in the two sides of that equation, the robbers are the ones to root for, not the banks. Only in superhero movies and the news do they try to make us think we’re against the bank robbers. (The New York Times, 2018)
Guy Ritchie
I’m up for it.... I’m a guy that likes to work so I’m gonna work. And I’ll work with whatever I can to make it work. I’m not an absolutist about what a genre is so I’m not a no-man, I’m a yes-man when it comes to making something manifest. (Variety, 2017)
Gina Rodriguez
I would love to be a superhero—that’s all I want to do is play a superhero. (E! Online, 2015)
Saoirse Ronan
If a script came along that was strong, interesting, original, I would take it. A good script is a good script. (Vogue, 2018)
Winona Ryder
No one is banging my door down to be a superhero. I don’t know how good I would be. I have low bone density, so I don’t know if anyone really wants to put me in a cape and chuck me out a window. (Collider, 2016)
Josh Safdie
A studio offered us to do a sequel to this huge comic-book thing. We just said, “No, we don’t wanna do that!” But we are interested in working in the studio system. (The Independent, 2017)
Andrew Scott
Absolutely, I wouldn’t say no. But it very much depends on the character. And what exactly it is that you’re doing. I’ve definitely had conversations about that world before, but as yet, it hasn’t transpired. So for me, it just depends on the acting requirement. The films are definitely really cool. So, I don’t know. We’ll wait and see. (Digital Spy, 2019)
Amanda Seyfried
They’re highly enjoyable. I love being an audience member. I just don’t want to put on the suit. Nope, I’m not into [stunts]. That’s not where I see my career going. (Late Night with Seth Meyers, 2015)
Alexander Skarsgård
If you do it with the right tone, then sure. (The Guardian, 2015)
Steven Soderbergh
Well, look, those movies are bananas. I see some of them and I’m like, “I couldn’t direct 30 seconds of that.” Just because so much of my time would be spent on things I’m ultimately not interested in. You look at my career, and it’s mostly just two people in a room. Two people in a room to me is exciting. If you look at history, it's the way gigantic things happen; it’s the result of two people in a room. I’ve always felt that was the richest tapestry you could come up with. So anything that isn’t about that, I’m immediately kind of like, “Well, why isn’t it two people in a room?” So you’re just spending all this time having conversations with VFX people, instead of with actors about what the scene is. And that’s what I’m interested in. It’s not that I’m a snob. It’s just that I wasn’t into comic books as a kid, and I’m not interested in things that don’t have to do with performance. (W Magazine, 2017)
Aaron Sorkin
I happen to have meetings coming up with both DC and Marvel. I have to go into these meetings and tell them as respectfully as I can that I’ve never read a comic book. It’s not that I don’t like them. It’s just that I’ve never been exposed to one. So, I’m hoping that somewhere in their library is a comic book character that I’m gonna love and I’m gonna wanna go back and start reading from the first issue on. (ComicBook, 2017)
Lakeith Stanfield
I would love to play the Joker. That’d be beautiful. (Jimmy Kimmel Live, 2020)
Kristen Stewart
I think maybe what I’ve learned is that I don’t want to do another [big franchise] ever again [laughs] … No, I mean, sure. Maybe. I never really limit myself. (Konbini, 2019)
Justin Theroux
There are younger guys than me that are better at it than I am. I’ll leave it up to them. (Vulture, 2014)
Jean-Marc Vallée
If the script is great, yeah. But so far, it’s not my cup of tea. (Hollywood Reporter, 2016)
Paul Verhoeven
If I could add some other level to it, but if it's the same as whatever those other people are doing right now, then no. No! I'm not saying it's not possible, but, like, when they wanted to pit Batman against Superman [laughs, hands flailing] My God! (Metro, 2016)
Denis Villeneuve
No, because I’m not from that culture. I’m French-Canadian which means that my culture is European. I was influenced by authors from France and Belgium, and Europeans are graphic novelists. Honestly, I know very little about most of them. (Happy Sad Confused, 2017)
Mark Wahlberg
I’m not leaving my trailer in a cape. (American Film Market, 2016)
Lulu Wang
[Big movies like that are] really made by committee. And that’s one of the reasons I don’t want to do it right now. Because I haven’t figured out my voice yet as a filmmaker. (Hollywood Reporter, 2019)
Denzel Washington
I haven’t been approached. You know, we’ll see what happens. (, 2018)
Ben Wheatley
They usually take people after two films, and [Free Fire was] film six. So you can safely say they’ll not come fucking knocking on my door. (Q&A, 2017)
Olivia Wilde
Totally, yeah. Absolutely. (MTV, 2019)
Evan Rachel Wood
I would love to be a superhero or something. (Cinephiled, 2014)
Steven Yeun
I’d like to do anything, if it comes my way and moves me I’m into it. (South China Morning Post, 2020)
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2020.01.02 19:29 Bill__Q Ron Magill: a review of 2019


If you want an excessively lengthy and 98% pointless a lovingly curated post about what Ron Magill talked about last year, I got you, brother.
This also documents all the problems that you, the caller, need to correct. Ron Magill had segments on 32 number of shows in 2019 -- see the 2019 Index -- there were dog questions on 30 of those shows. Dan Le Batard callers are obviously dog people instead of cat people (13 shows); also obviously, they don't know how to call a vet or troll some pet subreddit.
Let's give the pet calls a break, look up some more interesting animals, and when in doubt make Ron argue about harpy and bald eagles. We also need to create more opportunities for Greg Cote to constantly ask if Ron knows Jacques Cousteau.

Top animals mentioned

This is by show, not by number of mentions. If an elephant is mentioned in 4 questions during a single show, it only counts for one.

What have we learned?

Best almost recurring bit

Chris Cote asking if animals take vacations. This should happen a few more times.

Who would win?

Battle Show Date Ron's Answer
Dogs v. Tiger Dec 10 2019 Tiger
15 foot alligator or 15 foot crocodile Dec 03 2019 Coin toss
would you rather fight 3 wild boars, 15 mongoose, or the shipping container? Nov 19 2019 Shipping container
would you rather fight: two newborn moose, 15 turkeys, or 40 seagulls? Nov 05 2019 Newborn moose
a battle royale of lions, tigers, cougars, cheetahs, wild dogs, and hyenas July 02 2019 Tigers
would you rather fight 100 bird-sized giraffes or 1 giraffe-sized bird? July 02 2019 100 bird-size giraffes
Wooly mammoth, African elephant, or mastodon June 19 2019 Wooly mammoth
would you rather fight Mike Tyson or a kangaroo May 21 2019 kangaroo
3 Mike Tysons or 4 kangaroos May 21 2019 Mike Tysons
10 million fire ants or Zion May 14 2019 Fire ants
Who would win: silverback gorilla or 7 Mike Tysons April 16 2019 gorilla
Who would win: silverback gorilla or 10 Mike Tysons April 16 2019 Mike Tysons
Who would win: silverback gorilla or a grizzly bear April 16 2019 grizzly
How many Tysons April 16 2019 12-15
All animal and insect life against all humans and technology March 21 2019 All animal and insect life
Who would win: eastern diamondback rattlesnake or king cobra Feb 05 2019 king cobra

All animals mentioned in 2019

This is by show, not by number of mentions. If an elephant is mentioned in 4 questions during a single show, it only counts for one.
Domestic dogs (30) and cats (13)
Land mammals
Marine mammals
Aquatic, other
Reptiles & amphibeans
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2020.01.02 05:04 DeadEndFred President Reagan was shot by a gun Hinckley bought on Elm Street in Dallas near to where JFK was killed. What are the odds? Oh, it gets weirder.

Down the rabbit hole we go...
Hinckley, Reagan, MK-Ultra, Bush and Hinckley’s Doppelgänger starring in:
-A Tale of Two Hinckleys-
Gun purchased on street where Kennedy shot
“The gun used to shoot Reagan in Washington Monday was purchased at Rocky's Pawn Shop on Elm Street in downtown Dallas -- a street that runs past the Texas School Book Depository and through Dealey Plaza. When Kennedy was killed Nov. 22, 1963, his limousine was on Elm Street, about a half mile from Rocky's.”
It’s business as usual at the shop in Dallas where Hinckley bought gun
In 1980, before Hinckley shot Ronald Reagan, he had been stalking President Jimmy Carter.
“Officials said they suspected that Mr. Hinckley stalked Mr. Carter here last September, December and January and followed him to Chicago and Nashville last October, when he was campaigning for re-election.”
“Hinckley was less than six feet from President Jimmy Carter at a campaign event in Dayton Oct. 2, 1980.”
“John Hinckley Jr. was in Nashville the same day (Oct. 9, 1980) Jimmy Carter was at Opryland Hotel and making appearances at other sites in our city,” confirmed Smyrna resident Darrell Long, who was one of the security officers who arrested Hinckley at Nashville International Airport.“
“We found three guns in Hinckley’s suitcase that day,” Long added. “We called the FBI, knowing that they would have jurisdiction because Hinckley had also purchased a ticket to New York. We followed procedure and instructions from the FBI to handle Hinckley through local jurisdiction, which we did. After his arrest, we transported Hinckley to the Metro Jail in downtown Nashville, as instructed by the FBI, where a judge let Hinckley go after posting a small bond.”
“Mr. Hinckley told him, the doctor said, that in the previous few weeks, homicidal and suicidal thoughts had been ''running rampant through his mind,'' and that he had fantasized about killing himself, massacring a classroom full of students at Yale, killing Senator Edward M. Kennedy and shooting up the House of Representatives in the fashion of Puerto Rican terrorists he had read about.”
Senator Ted Kennedy was also a target of Hinckley and an opponent of the Reagan-Bush 1980 campaign ticket.
“Hinckley also made plans to kill Senator Edward M. Kennedy, deciding he wanted to be the third Kennedy assassin. However, he easily gave up on his plan and became frustrated when Kennedy did not walk by while Hinckley waited in the corridor of the senator’s office.”
“He devoured books on Sirhan Sirhan, Robert Kennedy’s assassin suspected by many conspiracy researchers to have been hypnotically programmed) and Arthur Bremer, who shot George Wallace.”
The media hardly mentioned Hinckley’s close connection to Vice President George H.W. Bush.
Bush Son Had Dinner Plans With Hinckley Brother Before Shooting
“The family of the man charged with trying to assassinate President Reagan is acquainted with the family of Vice President George Bush and had made large contributions to his political campaign, the Houston Post reported today.”
“Sharon Bush, Neil's wife, said Scott Hinckley was coming to their house as a date of a girl friend of hers. "I don't even know the brother. From what I know and I've heard, they (the Hinckleys) are a very nice family and have given a lot of money to the Bush campaign.”
ABC reports Neil Bush meeting with the brother of Reagan's shooter John Hinckley, Jr.
“The very day that Reagan was shot, the Reagan-Bush Department of Energy notified the Hinckley family at Vanderbilt oil that the government might be forced to penalize the family business to the tune of $2 million. (AP, April 1, 1981) Was Scott coming to dinner with Neil to try to sort it out? Whatever happened, after John Hinckley shot Reagan, the penalty never materialized.”
Was John Hinckley, Jr. a CIA-programmed assassin?
'”John had been under psychiatric care,' the family said in a statement relayed through attorney Jim Robinson. 'However, the evaluations did not alert anyone to the seriousness of his condition.'”
“Mm. Stanfield Turner, the Director of Central Intelligence, testified today that the C.I.A. had secretly supported human behavior control research at 80 institutions, including 44 colleges or universities as well as hospitals, prisons and pharmaceutical companies.”
“Hinckley, the 25-year-old son of a wealthy Colorado oilman, currently is undergoing psychiatric testing at a federal prison at Butner, N.C.”
Hinckley reported to have discussed ‘conspiracy’ in seized papers
“A Justice Department source late tonight confirmed a report that John W. Hinckley Jr. had written in papers confiscated from his cell in July that he was part of a conspiracy when he shot President Reagan and three other men March 30.”
“Pretrial hearings were held in closed session this afternoon to prevent the press and public from learning the contents of the handwritten papers.”
A “conspiracy,” eh? There was another deranged young man named Edward M. Richardson that wanted to kill President Reagan and targeted actress Jodie Foster.
“A number of parallels between Mr. Richardson and Mr. Hinckley have emerged. Both had apparently been captivated by the 18-year-old Miss Foster, the star of such films as ''Taxi Driver'' and ''Carny.'' Both stayed briefly at the Park Plaza Hotel in New Haven and sent letters to Miss Foster. Both had recently lived in Lakewood, Colo., just outside Denver. Both had been unable to find work and appeared to have been drifting around the country with little purpose in the weeks before they allegedly took action against the President.”
“At Upper Darby High School, Jean Smith, an English teacher, recalled Mr. Richardson as one of her favorite students. He had graduated in 1976 and returned to visit her last spring. He seemed ''disconnected from reality,'' then, Miss Smith said. ''He was incoherent,'' she continued, ''He seemed to have lost the thread of his life. He seemed lost. He didn't seem aggressive and hostile.''
“Both Hinckley and Richardson were in Lakewood, Colo., a suburb of Denver, in early March but the Secret Service said no evidence of any links between the two had turned up.”
“Despite Richardson's references to Hinckley and the 'apparent similarities in the alleged actions or backgrounds' of the two 'there is no evidence at this time that they were acting in concert or as part of any scheme or conspiracy.'”
“An anonymous letter mailed March 25 from Grand Junction, Colo., and received March 30 by 'The Evangelist' magazine in Baton Rouge, La., contained wording almost identical to that of a letter found Monday that allegedly was written by Edward Richardson, the sources said.”
Wait so... Hinckley leaves Denver on March 25th. That same day a threatening letter, thought to be written by doppelgänger Richardson, is sent from Colorado to a Christian magazine and received on the day Hinckley shoots Reagan.
“He said the magazine staff had done a 'limited search' of subscriber records, but had not found either Hinckley's or Richardson's name among them.”
“Mr. Richardson had taken an avid interest in Charles Manson, the Symbionese Liberation Army and the Rev. Carl McIntire, the radio preacher.”
Side note: Both attempted assassins of President Gerald Ford in September 1975 had ties or obsessions with the Manson Family, the SLA and the FBI. Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme was a Manson Family member. And Sara Jane Moore was an active FBI informant when she tried to shoot President Ford. Moore’s friends claimed she was obsessed with the heiress Patty Hearst. Hearst was kidnapped by the SLA in 1974. Moore also worked at the Hearst-backed “People in Need” (PIN).
Okay, back to Hinckley’s doppelgänger...
Remember that letter sent to “The Evangelist” magazine?
“Several neighbors said that in the last year or two, Mr. Richardson had foresaken Catholicism and had become a ''born-again Christian.'' One of the neighbors said that, for a time, Mr. Richardson attended a Bible college in Florida.”
I wonder if this “Bible College” was alleged CIA front World Vision?
“Mr. Richardson told Judge Burns that he wrote the notes, but never intended to carry out the threats. ''I did it because of a drug-induced fantasy concerning a young Yale movie actress,'' he said.
I haven’t been able to find whatever happened to Edward M. Richardson.
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2019.12.08 14:09 nextzero182 I watch a horror movie almost every day, here's the best films I watched in 2019

(2019) Midsommar 9.5/10
This movie isn’t for everyone and I don’t mean that in a pretentious way. I do think almost anyone can understand the plot, the subtext and motifs strewn throughout. However, the way it’s presented, isn’t always traditionally palatable. Astor is just such a student and fan of film that you can see this kaleidoscope of homages and influences throughout this movie, all while making it feel like his own project. Florence Pugh really surprised me. She had huge shoes to fill and my favorite aspects of the film were brought to light through her performance. Her character arc is the entire movie and I really felt like I related to her character, while being terrified by how much I also didn’t relate to her, if that makes any sense. This is just a movie you need to see for yourself.
(2019) Us 9/10
I’m thankful that I can say, put simply, this film lived up to the hype. I was slightly concerned that it was going to be Peele’s attempt at a home invasion horror movie but the script is spectacularly original and I can say with all honesty, it’s very unpredictable. I love how it’s once again, like his previous film, set in an idyllic location. It opens with tons of effective humor, coupled with the cheery atmosphere; its inviting nature just makes the tonal switch hit that much harder.
(2019) Little Monsters 8/10
Lupita is absolutely exceptional. She blew me away in Us and she blew me away here. Her performance, character and delivery are so exceptionally genuine here. Really everyone is fantastic. Josh Gad and Alexander England are hilarious and deliver some really witty dialogue. It's just a surprisingly sweet and funny zombie movie. I loved it.
(2019) Furie 7/10
(2019) Godzilla: King of the Monsters 7/10
(2019) Glass 8.5/10
M. Night’s superhero universe is so special to me simply because it’s different. He took the task of creating and growing these characters in a realistic space, which wasn’t guaranteed to work. It’s pretty much universally agreed that Unbreakable is a fantastic film and Split while respected, was divisive. Now with Glass, everything has only become even more divisive as this universe is fully established. I respected this film so much for not hiding behind itself, the entire plot puts all three characters in the forefront and shines light on all their strengths and weaknesses. It’s clear James McAvoy is the star though. His performance is absolutely incredible.
(2019) Ma 7/10
(2019) Crawl 7.5/10
(2019) I Am Mother 8/10
I Am Mother is an incredible sci-fi horror film that while borrowing from previous successes, manages to add a whole new human element that makes it unique. I thought Clara Rugaard did a great job. My initial thoughts were that the role didn’t require much but the subtleness of her role arguably required a greater effort than a traditional dramatic role.
(2018) Dragged Across Concrete 8/10
S. Craig Zahler is unlike any other filmmaker out there. His style is akin to an NFL ref who really doesn’t care to step-in too much to call penalties. His films are lengthy because he really just likes, natural, raw, uncut scenes and that aspect is pleasantly subversive to traditional filmmaking. It comes with some potential pitfalls like actual missed editing (more so complete omission) opportunities of certain scenes and overall this project can seem too long. Despite the length though, it kept me engaged the entire time and has such a unique, albeit potentially racist perspective.
(2018) Lords of Chaos 8.5/10
I've been a black metal fan forever and this is a biography-ish (who knows what actually went down exactly) film about the band Mayhem. Man, some scenes are so brutal and dark bur most importantly, I loved how it portrayed most of these dudes as neo-nazi incels. I still fucking love Burzum and Mayhem but I'm glad they got this one right. Rory Culkin is pretty fantastic in his role and I feel like the horror community should be interested in this.
(2018) Incident in a Ghostland 9/10
I’m so grateful for a psychological horror film of this magnitude and frankly, the best twist since the M. Night-era. I’m filled with questions but ultimately I thought it was one of the smartest films of the year. I found the sound design to really play into the gut-wrenching meat of this project and it’s something I could discuss for days. The cinematography is also fantastic, violence is fast and impactful.
(2018) Climax 8/10
The dancing in this film almost feels like it’s intertwined with every aspect of both the story and the production. It’s almost hypnotizing at times and evolves eventually into a brutally intense sequence of dizzying follow-cam style shots as you watch these incredible performers contorting their bodies. It all eventually sort of decays as characters separate and reality from the drugged-up trip seems to blur. Actual horrible things are happening in real life but because these characters are consumed by delusion. I think people need to watch this and just sit with it for a bit before forming an opinion; I definitely needed to.
(2018) The House That Jack Built 9.5/10
In my mind, this is Lars Von Trier’s masterpiece and Matt Dillon’s best performance to date. It’s hands down the most fun, engaging, darkly humorous, disturbing, bleak and creative film I’ve seen in a long time.
(2018) Braid 8/10
Braid is a fantastic film and one that I can’t jump to compare to anything else. It’s such a fresh new take on the psychological horror genre. I loved how I actually didn’t understand what was going on in the beginning but was so enamored with the visuals that my attention didn’t waver. The film really excels in storytelling and all three actresses did a great job at selling their roles. It’s one of those great mystery projects that’s hard to talk about because you so badly need to go in blind.
(2018) Venom 7/10
(2018) Head Count 7.5/10
(2018) The Witch in the Window 8.5/10
First off, this film has the funniest fucking spotlight negative review on iMDB about a festering rotten cup of piss and I love that. Unfortunately, or fortunately rather, I wholeheartedly disagree. It was one the most emotionally impactful movies I’ve seen in months. The cinematography is so clean and correlates with the tight knit story itself. Nothing is hidden; the dialogue and visuals are very much the focus. It blends scary with intriguing in a way that’s truly unpredictable.
(2018) The Strangers: Prey at Night 7/10
(2018) Suspiria 9/10
It’s definitely a lengthy film but the narrative is fantastic. The visuals are muted in stark juxtaposition to the original but they’re so fucking raw and twisted that it works. There’s also several performances to note, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth and our lead of course, Dakota Johnson. I don’t think there’s any competing with Goblin’s original soundtrack for Argento’s film but Thom Yorke did a good job. It took a re-watch to fully appreciate his work but I like that it’s different and very melancholy.
(2018) The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot 7.5/10
(2018) Bird Box 8/10
The creature design in this film is so incredibly unique and almost intangible at points. It’s not without its minor flaws, such as some shoe-horned characters and flirtations with over-used tropes but they don’t seem to detract from the big picture.
(2018) Hold the Dark 8/10
Jeremy Saulnier is an incredible director, usually putting forth visceral experiences that both speak for themselves and hit the viewer hardest from a visually artistic standpoint. Hold the Dark is completely different. It contains the same expert level cinematography, sound design and photography but where it differs is its story driven aspects. The tale of this film so-to-speak, is fucking insane.
(2018) Halloween 8/10
I absolutely loved this movie, if not simply for the fact that it balanced that difficulty of paying homage to the original series, while using modern techniques to elevate it. It’s extremely well-produced but still forces itself to break away from the obscured angles and macro shots to give us these raw, long follow-cam sequences.
(2017) The Crescent 7/10
(2017) Cold Skin 7/10
(2017) Jungle 8/10
For a religious-themed film about survival and hope, McLean did decide to pull from his horror-film roots for the most intense, seemingly hopeless portions of the film. The ominous music, tense visuals and crushing psychological twist is for me, what sets it apart from many other films of the same vein.
(2017) Pyewacket 8.5/10
I fucking love occult horror and this film was downright scary. That’s truly one of the greatest accomplishments because I don’t usually get scared watching horror films anymore. It’s somewhat of a slow burn but in a way that really creeped me out.
(2017) A Ghost Story 9.5/10
It’s really difficult to put into words why I loved this movie so much because it was less about the mechanics and more about that way it made me feel. I never thought I would come close to crying watching Rooney Mara eat pie for what seemed like a half hour but here we are. It’s an arthouse film. They fuck with the aspect ratio. They fuck with every shot, oftentimes by not fucking with it at all. It was touching to me; sweet at times, dark, lonely and ultimately hard hitting.
(2017) The Bar 7.5/10
(2017) Tigers Are Not Afraid 9/10
It didn’t even really register to me that even films that portray the Cartel in the most violent way, still tend to be glorifying the culture. This film weighs the innocence of childhood directly against the gang’s ruthless nature to deliver a seriously moving project. I absolutely loved the art direction and cinematography. There’s a certain simplicity to it all which seems to oscillate between endearing, depressing and terrifying. The child actors are also remarkable, I’m not sure how these directors manage to even find them. The story is really tight-knit as well, which makes the pacing almost impeccable. Scene after scene, the film just gets more “real” while also losing itself in fantasy. It’s just wonderful.
(2016) Sam Was Here 9/10
Never in my 4 years of reviewing on here have as so firmly disagreed with an iMBD score but this movie is fucking fantastic. It's evil, it's mysterious, well shot, well acted and one of the most suspenseful films I've seen this year. I was absolutely rocked by the ending and I have nothing left to say. The mystery is the most fun part so just go watch it and pay attention to detail.
(2016) Are We Not Cats 8/10
This is a film that, at least for me, beckoned some further understanding or hidden meaning. Now that I sit with it though, I've very satisfied with the experience. It felt desolate yet intimate, gross, strange and helpless. I feel like it's a fantastic project about acceptance, hardship and empathy. It seems like it was comprised with all amateur actors and filmmakers but I'm impressed with every aspect of the film.
(2015) Southbound 7/10
(2015) Baskin 8/10
The first 40 minutes are a horror-filled dreamlike sequence of dialogue only. Given the explicit nature this film eventually gets into, the fact that it’s my favorite portion of the film says so much about the quality of this script.
(2015) Remember 9.5/10
This is an absolutely enthralling and heartbreaking revenge film. It’s the type of movie where I don’t want to mention a single detail about the story because the story is the entire film. The acting and script are top notch; cinematography clean and focused. It’s one of the most immersive experiences I’ve seen this year and something that felt hard to even pause.
(2014) Tusk 7/10
(2014) Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead 7/10
(2014) The One I Love 7.5/10
(2014) Life After Beth 7/10
(2014) Honeymoon 8/10
There is definitely overt horror as the film climaxes but it’s a very performance driven film. Rose Leslie is to thank for that that, her character is genuine and believable throughout. Harry Treadaway deserves a mention too because he’s great as well. It’s really the contrasting highs and lows of their on-screen relationship that build tension and create this anxious atmosphere.
(2014) Creep 7/10
(2014) As Above So Below 7/10
(2014) Girl House 7/10
(2013) I Spit on Your Grave 2 7/10
(2013) Horns 8.5/10
This film has so many different faces and it’s an absolute grab-bag of emotions depending on what scene you to choose to examine. The reason that mix isn’t to its detriment though is because that constant tonal shift if present throughout the entire fucking film. I love religious based horror like this and this sort of filled me with that wide-eyed fascination that Erremenatri gave me.
(2013) V/H/S 2 7.5/10
(2013) Coherence 8/10
I absolutely love this movie. I’ll be upfront in saying it’s difficult to talk about without spoiling anything. However, I genuinely found the events that transpire during this normal dinner party setting to be unsettling.
(2013) Bad Milo 8/10
This movie is so fucking funny. As a person with anxiety and acid reflux, it was just wonderful. Ken Marino was absolutely hilarious and it’s one of the most ridiculous films of the decade.
(2013) Afflicted 8/10
The found footage genre isn’t new but a version dominated by POV shots, such as this one, is less common. In this instance, it works incredibly well. Considering I’m writing this in 2019, it’s a damn shame directors Derek Lee and Clif Prowse haven’t released another film. They’re such standout filmmakers, writers and even solid actors as well. The story itself isn’t mind-blowing but it’s absolutely engaging and definitely not a weak spot. I feel like without it the production efforts would have felt gimmicky but as an entire package, the film is a vicious, fun ride.
(2012) Vamps 7.5/10
(2012) V/H/S 8/10
Anthologies are one of my favorite mediums to consumer horror but can also be the most difficult to pull off. This film has writing and directing credits in the double digits and with that many creative minds working together as well as separately, it’s very common for a portion of the film to fall short. V/H/S is incredibly special for defying this common pitfall by delivering shorts that are diverse but consistent in quality.
(2012) The Bay 7.5/10
(2012) Sinister 8/10
I found Sinister to be a perfect blend of bleakness and scary. It has some effective jump scares to reel in that horror, cinematic experience but also casually injects some incredibly fucked-up content. For a wide-released, ultra-popular horror film, it pushes the limits quite a bit. The fount footage aspects are the best part. Ethan Hawke is great and everything but there’s something about these tapes, coupled with very eerie audio that just throw you off balance.
(2011) You’re Next 7/10
(2011) Apollo 18 7/10
(2011) The Cabin in the Woods 9/10
It’s literally a statement on the instability of the horror genre itself. The production is fantastic and however goofy it may seem, it’s actually thrilling. The film has the ability to create and break stereotypes simultaneously.
(2011) Source Code 8.5/10
I always pay attention to films that require a character to accept an entirely new reality. With a normal films runtime, it can be difficult to balance that pacing of that sort of character development. This film is a great example of it done right. Gyllenhaal’s characters’ reluctance vs. acceptance are two aspects that work in tandem throughout most of the film. It’s a very human and a definite point of praise.
(2010) The Crazies 7.5/10
(2010) Tucker and Dale vs Evil 8.5/10
This movie is one long gag but it’s both completely genius and absolutely hilarious. It’s truly a masterpiece of satirical meta-horror.
(2010) I Spit on Your Grave 9/10
This is the most gruesome, violent revenge film I’ve seen to date and a shining example of a movie that holds back nothing. It’s 50 min of an elongated rape scene followed by a Hellraiser level revenge sequence that will make the most seasoned horror fans wince.
(2009) Zombieland 8/10
This is an incredible zombie film and despite feeling like a time-capsule of 2009, the core components still hold up really well. It’s a short, sweet, easily digestible and simply, fun to watch. I love all four main characters but the dynamic between Eisenberg and Woody was my favorite. Woody in particular is fucking hilarious and oftentimes I felt as if his energy actually was actually the backbone of the entire film.
(2009) Jennifer’s Body 7.5/10
(2009) Triangle 8/10
It’s a movie that’s strangely simplistic while being really complex. There’s a ton to be gleaned from the details and, outside of the exposition, I actually had the most fun simply pondering what the bigger picture was.
(2008) The Ruins 8/10
I actually had put on this movie looking for a schlocky, vacation horror that I could semi-tune out to but I was so impressed. I feel like I’m the first person to say this but I saw a few big connections to Annihilation. There’s some super creepy shit with plants and relevant to that, a very familiar misdirection. The gore is also fantastic.
(2007) The Poughkeepsie Tapes 7/10
(2007) Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 7.5/10
(2007) 1408 9.5/10
John Cusack helms what to me is one of the scariest haunted house films ever made. It’s a project that breaks free of the traditional tactics and roots itself in psychological horror. I highly recommend this for literally anyone and everyone. It feels like being water-boarded by supernatural/psychological horror and by the end, I felt spent, in the best way possible.
(2007) Stuck 7/10
(2006) Slither 7/10
(2006) Bug 7.5/10
(2006) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning 7.5/10
(2006) Final Destination 3 7/10
(2006) Hatchet 7.5/10
The predictable characters, campiness and outrageous special effects aren’t just essential to this film but slashers in general. I love Victor Crowley. Does he bear some resemblance to Jason? Sure, I can see it but this inbred mongoloid also happens to have his own unique charm. Despite the film being called “Hatchet”, Victor isn’t afraid to use anything and everything around him to kill.
(2006) Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon 7.5/10
(2005) Hostel 7.5/10
(2005) Doom 7/10
(2005) Shaun of the Dead 9/10
This movie is just wonderful. I find it hilarious on a personal level but also so intelligently funny that it could go down as one of the greatest horror-comedies of all time.
(2005) The Butterfly Effect 8/10
Alright so I watched the director’s cut and wow, I fucking loved it dude. I should note I think it can take an open mind to fully accept and appreciate the new ending but I found it made the entire film much more complex. I highly recommend checking out this version of the movie.
(2004) The Village 8/10
One of the saving graces for this film was the writing of William Hurt’s character. He’s such a uniquely sensitive and honest injection into what lays out on paper as one big deception. M. Night chooses to lift the veils fairly early on about the more thrilling aspects of the film, which is a complaint for many. However, it rightfully reverts the focus back onto the characters in my mind and the sense of desperation that embodies this village. Ultimately what the film represents to me is hope. I’d recommend not listening to what you’ve heard and checking it out for yourself. I think that after over a decade has passed since its misguided marketing, the film deserves a second chance under fresh perspectives.
(2004) Dead Man’s Shoes 8/10
One of my favorite sub-genre’s is revenge horror and this low-budget film implores its characters to be as human as possible. Beyond the veil of violence and even characteristics indicative of slasher films, Considine’s character is a deeply flawed, psychologically broken man. Oftentimes in revenge films, we see this unstoppable omnipotent protagonist fueled by pure rage but here, his fearlessness goes hand-in-hand with recklessness.
(2003) Jeepers Creepers 2 7/10
(2003) House of 1000 Corpses 7.5/10
(2003) Alexandra’s Project 7.5/10
(2003) Scary Movie 3 8/10
As much as both horror and comedy films can succeed without actually being scary or funny, those are still some of the most important aspects. If I’m scared, it’s an effective horror film and the same goes for comedies. Basically what I’m trying to say is that as dumb as a movie like this is, it’s so fucking funny. It also strays away from just making fun of horror with parodies of 8 Mile, which is just delightfully retarded.
(2003) Final Destination 2 7/10
(2002) The Ring 9.5/10
This was one of the scariest fucking movies I saw as a kid and it still is to this day. It also happens to be, what I consider, one of the few powerful uses of grey-scale film in existence. It's bleak, expertly paced and really just pure tension from start to finish. I love everything about this film. Gore did a fantastic job directing but I have a huge amount of respect for Ehren Kruger as well for the screenplay. The original film is iconic but frankly, this is better.
(2001) Jeepers Creepers 8/10
I’d go as far as to say this is the best demonic horror film, post 2000’s. Justin Long is a breakout star. A lot of people shit on him but his wide-eyed looks alone made this film the success it is. He was more successful in portraying fear than most modern actors.
(2001) Dagon 8.5/10
Stuart Gordon doing Lovecraft isn’t something I could ever envision as being anything but fantastic and this film confirmed that. Stuart working with David Marti this time on the visual effects; I can’t even begin to describe how excellent the body-horror is here. It’s fucking fantastic.
(2001) The Others 8/10
It’s a film to be that blends drama with horror in the fashion that tends to suit a really good haunted house film. For me personally, I felt the séance sequence is what stood to me most. It’s not the most violent, lengthy or erratic scenes I’ve seen of its type. However, its reveal and overall fluidity is something that just came off very eerie and hopeless.
(2000) Final Destination 7.5/10
(1999) Sleepy Hallow 7.5/10
(1998) Disturbing Behavior 7.5/20
(1997) Event Horizon 7.5/10
(1996) Scream 9.5/10
Scream just may be the best meta-horror film ever made. It’s so special to me and was probably the film that sparked my fascination with horror. I watched it the year after it came out, at 8-years old, alone in my dark basement. I shut it off after the opening scene with Drew Barrymore and never saw the rest until years later. However, if I had just stuck with it, it actually evolves into this darkly funny, poignant statement on slasher films. I could talk about a ton of performances but Matthew Lillard blows me the fuck away every time I watch this movie. I literally get chills during the climax seeing him become and own this fucking character. He’s just incredible.
(1994) Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein 9/10
Absolutely, hands down the best modern Frankenstein movie I’ve ever seen. Robert De Niro brought life to a character that was fucking meant to have life. It’s one of the most entertaining, gothic interpretations of the original story.
(1992) Army of Darkness 7.5/10
(1991) Sometimes They Come Back 8/10
This is a simple story by King standards but I think it was incredibly effective. It's childhood based and emotionally impactive. It incites bravery with acceptance and mostly, just makes me want to hug my younger brothers.
(1991) The Silence of the Lambs 9.5/10
This film is a model in dialogue-driven horror and both Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster are incredible in it. I only say dialogue-driven horror because while the film does stand out in blatant, suspenseful, scary moments; it's the conversations between Clarice and Dr. Lecter that make it so memorable. It just adds this timeless psychological horror element that helps establish it as a classic in my eyes.
(1990) Gremlins 2: The New Batch 7.5/10
(1990) Tales from the Darkside: The Movie 7.5/10
(1989) The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover 9/10
This film is so exceptionally cruel. Even when there’s a clear bad guy it seems as if everyone is fighting to get to the bottom. It’s unapologetic, violent, with dynamic characters that thrive on hedonistic impulses. Visually, it’s remarkable. You would think it’s a Giallo film before you heard people speaking non-dubbed English. I’m not just speaking aesthetically too but every color choice and wardrobe decision seems fully intertwined with the film’s central message.
(1989) Intruder 7.5/10
(1988) Following 8/10
Following is actually Nolan’s debut film and seeing that he’s one of my favorite directors, I’m almost mad it took me this long to see it. Shot in black and white, this super low-budget crime-noir, psychological thriller is an incredible feat in storytelling and sets the tone for Nolan as a career director. It features his classic non-linear plot as well as really being a character driven film. For a big-budget director, it’s almost heartwarming to know that he could accomplish something like this on almost nothing. It’s reminiscent of Man Bites Dog and Hitchcock films but very much stylistically, and most importantly, Nolan himself.
(1988) Brain Damage 7/10
(1988) Halloween 4: The Return 7/10
(1988) Beetlejuice 9/10
This film is, head-to-toe, one of Burton’s strangest films to date. Not only is it just a strange original story but the production and overall execution is absolutely insane.
(1987) Evil Dead 2 8.5/10
Just from a technical perspective, everything is so fucking impressive. It’s all basically hand-done, practical effects and the camera work is just remarkable. The film leans more towards the humor side of the series but it does so both intentionally and gracefully.I adore this movie, it’s on par with the original. I don’t think I can necessarily rate it the same from an analytical perspective but from an enjoyment perspective, hell-fucking-yeah dude.
(1987) Angel Heart 8/10
Mickey Rourke is incredible here and it’s simply a satanic, thriller epic. There’s not a huge twist per-say but the entire film slowly reveals something horrible about the main characters.
(1985) Re-Animator 8/10
It’s probably one of the goriest movies of the decade but it’s also endearing in its humor. Don’t get me wrong, it’s brutal. It’s ultra-violent, perversely sexual even but the way fans revere it is what makes it so special.
(1985) Day of the Dead 7.5/10
(1984) Gremlins 7/10
(1983) Cujo 7/10
(1982) Cat People 9/10
I love the original film to death but I couldn’t be more satisfied with the direction this pseudo-remake went in. It’s less of a psychological thriller and more of an erotic, body-horror fever dream. Also features a great score by Giorgio Moroder, as well as an excellent theme song by Bowie.
(1982) Poltergeist 8.5/10
Sans maybe one scene of CGI, this is one of the 80’s best displays of practical effects. I sometimes don’t even think of Tobe Hooper as an elite director until I watch his films and instantly I’m clicked into the magic. I just love how the characters are rough around the edges. The parents smoking weed together and playing around is endearing and humanizing. Humor is strewn throughout very naturally to make the film more fun.
(1981) The House by the Cemetery 8.5/10
People love The Beyond but this film does a much better job at devolving into that hellish landscape from a simplistic approach. The gore is unreal and coupled with his absolute best camera work to date, I can’t see it as anything but his masterpiece.
(1980) Cannibal Holocaust 7.5/10
(1979) Apocalypse Now 9/10
It’s a long film and the scale, especially in certain combat scenes is just fucking huge. I mean the actual production itself, the budget, the scope of this fucking movie is massive. The entire time I was struggling to really understand the narrative, what the actual goal was but really, that confusion was intentional. This is Coppola’s profound statement on the pointlessness, and specifically so, of the Vietnam War. It’s an incredible film and a must watch.
(1977) The Hills Have Eyes 7/10
(1976) Carrie 8.5/10
This film was fantastic. I love Sissy Spacek, she just really embodies this role and it’s one of those performances that I couldn’t see anyone else playing.
(1973) Don’t Look Now 8/10
I felt this film was a great study into ambiguous filmmaking vs overt horror, really relying on the former. There’s tons of fantastic performances suggesting a really sinister narrative, all leading up to a decently insane finale.
(1972) Raw Meat 7/10
(1972) Tales from the Crypt 7.5/10
(1972) The Last House on the Left 8/10
I’ve always respected Wes Craven immensely for both influencing the genre as a whole and also, always having fun with making the films he wanted to make. This film forgoes a lot of traditional horror filmmaking and just filmmaking in general. It doesn’t attempt to conceal anything to build tension. Quite frankly, it has the restraint of a snuff film. That style, berthed a whole new generation of exploitation horror movies.
(1953) The House of Wax 7.5/10
(1953) The White Reindeer 7/10
(1950) Sunset Boulevard 9/10
It totally brings a smile to my face to say this this is, yet again, another film that had to inspire David Lynch. It’s certainly film-noir but the melodrama itself is so creepily in-tune with the struggles of Hollywood actors and actresses.
(1949) The Queen of Spades 7.5/10
(1947) Black Narcissus 9/10
This film is absolutely breathtaking. For anyone who’s ever considered technicolor to look fake, blown-out and oversaturated, this is a shining example of it done right. It’s an entirely created set with gorgeous artwork. It’s not just in how it’s looks from an artistic standpoint but even on a technical level, Powell was able to blow up a studio space with fantastic, wide-panning shots. There is not a better looking film out of this decade.
(1946) Bedlam 7/10
(1942) Cat People 8.5/10
I actually consider this film to be one of the best early psychological-horror films. Masquerading as a b-movie of sorts, I surprisingly found a lot of depth in it. Simone Simon is a fantastic lead and even with the short runtime, I came to understand her character rather quickly. Tons of anxiety as well as repressed sexuality sort of hone her into this timid and frightened woman who brings her own fears to life.
(1938) They Drive by Night 8/10
This is a great fucking movie that totally embodies crime-noir. It reminds me a ton of early Hitchcock and for the 30’s, the narrative is spectacularly clean.
(1937) Song at Midnight 7/10
(1914) The Egyptian Mummy no rating/10 (just a cool slapstick early short)
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2019.11.23 15:37 WebFact 16 Facts About Orange Is the New Black

16 Facts About Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black may or may not be one of the hottest shows out right now, not to mention the fact that its out on Netflix, which totally makes it the perfect excuse to lay in bed and watch the entire series all in one sitting.
But there are a few secrets behind the hit show that might surprise even the biggest fans.
So without further adieu, we are rounding up 16 things you didn’t know about the show and its amazing cast!
While you’re sitting there, be sure to scroll to the bottom to watch the video with all these facts!
Most people know that the opening credits song is by Regina Spektor and was made exclusively for the show, but did you know that when the faces start flashing on screen, several of them actually include the real life Piper Kerman, who’s book was the basis for the whole series.
If you’ve ever wondered why Yoga Jones sounds so familiar, this is because she was the voice for Patti Mayonnaise on Doug.
The shows creator, Jenji Kohan, was responsible for writing an episode of not only The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, but also Gilmore Girls.
The bartender that Larry drowns his sorrows to in season one, episode seven, was on the Nickelodeon show on Caitlin’s Way which ran from 2000-2002. Another familiar face includes an actor from the Disney spinoff, Girl Meets World, in season one, episode nine, you might recognize Sabrina Carpenter in one of Alex Vause’s flashbacks.
Academy award winner Jodie Foster directed not one, but two episodes of OITNB, the first was the one where we learn the back-story of Sophia (played by Laverne Cox). She later returned to direct the first episode of season two.
While were speaking about Laverne Cox’s back-story; if you’ve ever wondered how they managed to make her pre-transitions scenes look so realistic, is because the actor was actually her real life twin brother.
Pablo Schreiber, who plays the prison guard known as Pornstache, is half-brothers with Liev Schreiber in real life.
Matt McGorry, who plays John Bennett, has some really strange skills beyond acting.. it’s hard to explain what these skills are.. but go to 2:55 in the video above to see this!
Taystee and Crazy Eyes are actually friends in real life, and before OITNB, they used to sing together.
Before Orange Is the New Black, Jacke Cruz, who plays Flaca (the one with the eyeliner) spent her time making appearances on Courtney And Chloe Take Miami.
Jason Biggs, who plays Larry, explains to Piper that he tells her everything, including the webcam horror and the penis shaving incident – which is a reference to his previous acting roll as Jim on America Pie. While we’re on the subject of American Pie, you’ll also notice that Natasha Lyonne (who plays Nicky on OITNB) is also an actor in the films. Also, Kate Mulgrew, who plays Red, also played Captain Catherine Janeway on Star Trek for six years.
Also, have you ever noticed that every time Piper uses the phone, there’s a crying woman somewhere in the distance?! (More of an Easter egg than a fact – but still an interesting observation).
In Nicky’s flashback, where we see her before her heart surgery, we see Alex Vause shows up with a scar, which is 100% real, and is actually from when she had surgery back in 2012.
The release date for season two, happened to be the exact same date as the release for the film adaptation of The Fault in our Stars, so naturally they feature the book in the episode – even the inmates like a good love story!
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2019.11.23 14:21 JustOneMoreTake [DISCUSSION] What Happens On Page 30 of a Feature Screenplay

I was originally going to post this as a comment in this thread, but felt that it might be more useful as its own topic.
If anyone is stuck around page 30, or if the screenplay starts to loose steam soon after that, then I would venture to guess that the script is having issues with its overall structure and premise. Specifically, the Main Complication of the movie.
The main complication is the single event that leads to the inevitable main conflict of the entire premise (but it is not in itself the main conflict yet). It usually occurs between minutes 28 and 32 of most feature films that follow traditional structure. I would argue that this area of the screenplay is the absolutely most important place that can make or break an audience's engagement with the movie. It can be a very memorable scene, or it can be understated. But it always launches the entire premise and dramatic arc of the film. So no pressure.
Below are examples of how this moment plays out in some movies. I call them page 30 moments. It is scary how consistent this is in almost all plot-driven films I have seen. And by that I mean movies all the way from Fellini to Pixar; from ultra-indie films to major studio tentpoles; from prestige Oscar cinema to z-movie exploitation flics; from foreign, to domestic to Canadian. It's always eye-opening to see what happens around minute 30.
By the way, if anyone would like a quick refresher on structure, I highly recommend this thread.


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2019.11.10 16:36 Bill__Q The Ron Magill Index

A page of links to the show notes I'm creating for the Ron Magill segment. I started on October 4, 2019 and will attempt to put up new shows in a timely manner. No promises I'll do older shows, but I will link to them here if anyone else adds some. Update: unless I missed any, all shows for 2019 will be listed below by the end of December 2019. I'll start a new index for 2020.
If you're reading this and somehow don't know who Ron Magill is, he's the Miami Zoo Communications Director. He also answers questions on the Dan Le Batard show. Ron is usually on during the top of the third hour on Tuesdays; or, sometimes a different day; or he won't be there at all. But usually on Tuesdays, if he isn't traveling.
Learn more about Ron:


Newest to oldest
Date Highlights
link A review of 2019
December 10 2019, Hour 3 Ron catches people getting freaky in the zoo and searches porn sites until he finds it; Stugotz is right about turtles; a rat with major testicles
December 03 2019, Hour 3 Anal glands, it’s your fault if coyotes eat your pets; big balloons are attractive
November 26 2019, Hour 3 Lizards don’t have families, blue jays are thugs; the koala crisis is a crock; weenie dog races
November 19 2019, Hour 3 Elephant is the best left tackle; rubbing a dog’s belly; Chris has a butter knife
November 12 2019, Hour 2 What Ron would ask a whale; pee pee doo doo; Ron digs up a decaying orangutan
November 5 2019, Hour 3 Cannibal ants; Tippi Hedren is a beautiful woman; Mike will cook your pot-bellied pig on Christmas Eve; Did you ever get to meet Jacques Cousteau?
October 22 2019, Hour 3 Flamingos need to breed in a crowd; birds date better than humans
October 15 2019, Hour 3 Shit tzu smells like garbage; dogs don’t recognize their reflection; anaconda swallowed a cow
October 8 2019, Hour 3 Ron likes the smell of a barn; doesn’t like roaches
October 4 2019, Hour 3 Pygmy chimpanzees solve everything with sex; Ron still wants to be a harpy eagle; angry dolphin face
August 27 2019, Hour 3 Do race horses know they are racing?
August 13 2019, Hour 3 Blue whales make the loudest sound in the world; weakening of the Endangered Species Act is a travesty
August 6 2019, Hour 3 Bees are dying; sloths go to the bathroom once a week; grasshopper plagues
July 16 2019, Hour 3 Meth gator; meth squirrel
July 09 2019, Hour 3 Porcupine has fine meat; let an old dog eat whatever makes him happy; blue whale and elephant poop
July 02 20019, Hour 3 Don’t smack a puppy; capybaras are yummy
June 25 2019, Hour 3 How to build a bat house; did meteors bring octopus eggs; Ron is unimpressed with a Japanese zoo’s escaped animal drill
June 19 2019, Hour 3 Ron makes wild dog noises; Ron is looked down on at zoo conferences
June 11 2019, Hour 3 Top 10 list of cruise songs; bees take in a baseball game; induced ovulation and artificial insemination
May 21 2019, Hour 3 African wild dog died at Zoo Miami; Ron found out he was actually bad at basketball
May 14 2019, Hour 3 Pet turtles will outlive you; Ron doesn’t like wine, likes eating rat; Is it true the male billy goat attracts females by urinating on its own face?
April 30 2019, Hour 3 Birth of a rare Indian rhinoceros; cataract surgery on a gorilla; peacocks are good for nothing; Did you ever get to meet Jacques Cousteau?; constipated goldfish
April 16 2019, Hour 3 Corporate Michael; gorillas fighting Tysons; elephants fighting
April 09 2019, Hour 3 Poachers; Dwayne Wade is scared of birds; the hippo not named after Dan has a cleft palate; cheetah fart
April 02 2019, Hour 3 Farts; sea lion farts; cheetah farts; the horrifying sound of Galapagos tortoises mating
March 21 2019, Hour 3 Hitting avocado trees; badgers and wolverines; all animals and insects versus all humans
March 12 2019, Hour 3 Ron takes photos of animals “mating”; take responsibility for not being so bright
March 05 2019, Hour 3 Ron’s first movie as an animal wrangler was Five Corners with John Turturro and Jodie Foster; on the Letterman show three times; I had a cheetah in my bed;
February 27 2019, Hour 3 Back from Antarctica; do better PETA; harpy eagle
February 05 2019, Hour 3 Since he was a kid, Ron has collected bones; lesbian flamingos
January 22 2019, Hour 3 A bald eagle is nothing more than a vulture with a good PR agent; harpy eagle rant; the movie Anaconda
January 15 2019, Hour 3 Squirrels are evil; would gorillas raise a human baby or eat it?
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2019.09.24 06:21 tehawesomedragon This Week in Comics - September 25, 2019 - Official Discussion Hub: Powers of X #5, Amazing Spider-Man #30, Avengers #24, Strikeforce #1, New Mutants: War Children, Wolverine Annual

If you missed it, last week's thread may be found here.
The following were the most popular releases of last week (September 18th): House of X #5 Absolute Carnage #3 JJ Abrams' Spider-Man #1 Valkyrie: Jane Foster #3 History of the Marvel Universe #3 Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #12 Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1
New to Marvel Comics? Not sure where to start? Whether you're completely new to comics or you're just looking for something great to read, head on over to the Recommended Reading page for a handy guide put together by Tigertemprr!
Looking for a quick guide to current Marvel comics? Check out our Marvel Fresh Start Relaunch Schedule for release dates on all the Marvel titles releasing now! UPDATE: We now have a Fresh Start Rankings Chart determined by users of this sub! Check it out for some recommended reads!
Absolute Carnage is finally here! Check out this reading guide to get ready for all those tie-ins! This week's release: Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #2 and Amazing Spider-Man #30!
SUB UPDATE: Just a heads up, we added more user flair, including the Asgardians, the Black Order, tons of mutants, as well as some other fan favorite characters. Hope you enjoy, and if there are any others you would like to see added, send me a message and we'll see what we can do!
UPDATE 2: Our post filter has been dropped, by popular demand, meaning posts won't have to be approved before showing up on the feed, so we'll see how that goes.




Our Character of the Month is Moira MacTaggert, which you can read more about here. You can now vote for October's Character of the Month here.

New Issues Out This Week

Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #2 W: Saladin Ahmed A: Federico Vincentini CONSUMED BY CARNAGE! Miles sacrificed himself protecting others, and was taken by Carnage’s dark doppelgangers! Now Kletus is sending Miles after one of Peter Parker’s friends, and if Miles can’t stop himself, he better hope someone shows up who can beat a dark symbiote-powered Spider-Man!
Amazing Spider-Man #30 W: Nick Spencer A: Ryan Ottley ABSOLUTE CARNAGE TIE-IN! Spider-Man has been a huge part of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, but this is when his part gets REALLY crazy… Only Spider-Man stands between Carnage at his scariest ever and young Dylan Brock. There is so much more to it, but WE DO NOT WANT TO SPOIL IT!
Avengers: Loki Unleashed #1 W: Roger Stern A: Ron Lim Classic AVENGERS writer Roger Stern returns to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for an all-new adventure set during his time on the series – and with INFINITY WAR’S Ron Lim providing the art! The Siege of Avengers Mansion is over, and the Avengers are battered and in disarray! It’s the worst time of all for Loki to discover a new source of mystic energies – one that connects to another classic villain and that will have dire consequences for all of reality unless those Avengers who remain standing are able to intercede!
Avengers #24 W: Jason Aaron A: Stefano Caselli THE CHALLENGE OF THE GHOST RIDERS! If the Avengers thought one Ghost Rider was tough to deal with, wait’ll they see how many Spirits of Vengeance have just been unleashed by the King of Hell, Johnny Blaze! Including the craziest, most powerful Rider of them all…That’s right, it’s the Avengers vs. Cosmic Ghost Rider!
Black Panther #16 W: Ta-Nehisi Coates A: Daniel Acuña THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA - TWO THOUSAND SEASONS PART 4! N’Jadaka’s revenge! T’Challa thought he had rid himself of the Intergalactic Empire and its despotic ruler — but he forgot he was tangling with a god. And now, the Empire knows how to reach Wakanda Prime. Has T’Challa learned what it means to be king just in time to lose his kingdom?
Captain America #14 W: Ta-Nehisi Coates A: Jason Masters “THE LEGEND OF STEVE” CONTINUES! As Steve Rogers continues to try to prove his innocence and remain one step ahead of the pursuing Nick Fury, he and Mockingbird journey to Iowa, where a town is held in the thrall of the mysterious group known only as –THEM!
Fearless #3 W: Seanan McGuire, Karla Pacheco A: Claire Roe YOUR FAVORITE HEROINES UNITE FOR ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE! NOW A FOUR ISSUE SERIES! Alien invasion at a summer camp for young girls? You know who to call. Captain Marvel is on her way — and she won’t be alone. Some of Marvel’s biggest heroes unite for the battle of the season! Then, a new mystery puts Patsy Walker — a.k.a. Hellcat — on the prowl! And don’t miss your dose of Herstory with profiles on classic and contemporary creators!
Ghost-Spider #2 W: Seanan McGuire A: Takeshi Miyazawa New friends! New villains! Same Gwen Stacy! School is in session as Gwen’s fall semester begins! What villain from the past stalks Gwen’s travels?
Marvel's Spider-Man: Velocity #2 W: Dennis Hopeless A: Emilio Laiso GET SWEPT AWAY IN THE FIRST ALL-ORIGINAL STORY SET IN THE GAMERVERSE! SPIDER-MAN tests his new armored suit in a trial by combat! Strange things are afoot in NYC as Mary Jane continues her investigation into the horrific hauntings – and finds herself the prey of the poltergeist! But will teaming up to solve the mystery strengthen Peter and MJ’s relationship...or doom it?
Marvel Comics Presents #9 W: Charles Soule, Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler A: Paulo Siqueira ALL-WOLVERINE ISSUE! First, Wolverine’s decades-long battle with demon the Truth comes to a bloody and brutal finale! Then, head back into the digital world of the .EXE/men to meet their version of Logan!
Marvel Team-Up #6 W: Clint McElroy A: Ig Guara Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel find themselves caught between a madman seeking revenge and the deadly Kree STARFORCE! Whose side will they choose? And will their friendship survive this close encounter of the Kree kind?
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #47 W: Brandon Montclaire A: Alitha Martinez AT LAST! Reed Richards FINALLY meets his match! The long-anticipated ULTIMATE battle of the biggest brains in the Marvel U comes to a close!
New Mutants: War Children #1 W: Chris Claremont A: Bill Sienkiewicz STRONG AND FREE! Don’t miss this momentous event as legendary creators CHRIS CLAREMONT and BILL SIENKIEWICZ reunite with Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Cypher, Mirage, Karma, and Sunspot to share this never before told story of the New Mutants’ past! When Warlock experiences a nightmare, he begins going haywire, and it’s up to his friends to save him! But as Warlock grows more frenzied, they should be worrying about being able to save themselves…and doubly so when Magik’s inner demon, Darkchylde, threatens to break free! Also, a special guest appearance by none other than Kitty Pryde!
Powers of X #5 W: Jonathan Hickman A: R.B. Silva, Marte Gracia As Cerebro does as it was intended to do, Sinister does what Sinister does best and the future comes to an end. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FF, NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY) continues his reshaping of X-History alongside breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN). The Future of the X-Men begins here!
Punisher Kill Krew #3 W: Gerry Duggan A: Juan Ferreyra THE KREW GROWS! With the unstoppable Juggernaut by his side, Frank is deadlier than ever! With Foggy Nelson by his side, Frank is… well represented within the legal system? The Punisher’s merry band of killers (and lawyer) continue their mission of vengeance, but true danger looms right around the corner…
Strikeforce #1 W: Tini Howard A: German Peralta NO COMPROMISE. NO MERCY. ALL NEW, ONGOING SERIES! From the dark minds of rising stars Tini Howard and Germán Peralta comes a tale of the underside of the Marvel Universe! A new threat is secretly taking over the planet -- and the more people who know about it, the more powerful the threat becomes. Blade dealt with this threat once before, and hoped to never have to again. He can’t bring the Avengers in on this -- not just for their own safety, but for the safety of everyone on Earth. So he must recruit a team of heroes accustomed to darkness -- a strikeforce. Blade, Angela, Spider-Woman, Wiccan, the Winter Soldier, Monica Rambeau and Daimon Hellstrom join forces to fight the fights that no other Marvel team can take on!
Superior Spider-Man #11 W: Christos Gage A: Mike Hawthorne Otto Octavius, the Superior Spider-Man, saved San Francisco several times, defeated Terrax and Master Pandemonium and has built quite a life for himself. Sadly, the Spider-Powered Norman Osborn from SPIDER-GEDDON has arrived to destroy it all. Does Otto stand a chance of stopping him? Does he stand a chance at LIVING THROUGH this?!
Thanos #6 W: Tini Howard A: Ariel Olivetti The grand finale of this cosmic epic! Thanos has set into motion the chain of events between him and Gamora that will inspire loyalty, bloodshed and betrayal across the galaxy…but what does the Magus have to do with it? And more importantly…are you ready to witness the beginning of Thanos’ end?
Wolverine Annual #1 W: Jody Houser A: Geraldo Borges WOLVERINE BATTLES THE MAGIC, MYSTERY AND MAYHEM OF MORGAN LE FAY! Wolverine’s lived many lives – X-Man, Avenger…movie star? Not exactly. But he’s followed an aspiring young actress to Los Angeles for a little sunshine and some semblance of a normal life. But behind the gilded golden façade of 1930s Hollywood lurks an unholy cult led by MORGAN LE FAY. Their prey…the young Hollywood hopefuls – including Logan’s lady! Will the mighty Logan’s claws crumble under the onslaught of the arcane sorceress’ magical powers?

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2019.09.02 15:04 njackso2 Halloween Nostalgia Mega Watch List - lots of 90's Cartoons

Hey Folks,
It's a bit early in the season, but Im getting the Halloween nostalgia Itch.
Here is a list I have compiled of all my Halloween TV and Movie favorites (and the links to watch them). This is heavily 90s and 2000's inspired, some is older, some newer... but lots of 90's TV Halloween specials and movies.
I would also suggest checking out all the youtube links at the bottom for some great 90's and 2000's Halloween TV commercials - the commercials are the best nostalgia you can find.
These are all my favorites, I try to keep the TV and movies Halloween themed - rather than just scary or spooky - but things themed around halloween. Lots of family friendly but some scary halloween stuff in here too.
Let me know what some of you Halloween Favs from the 90s are and maybe some 'new to me' Halloween viewing I might have missed!!!
NOTE: I will be updating this list until Halloween with new, missed or forgotten gems.
30 Rock Stone Mountain Season 4, Episode 3
Aaahh, Real Monsters The Switching Hour Season 1, Episode 1 ttps://
The Addams Family Cartoon Puttergeist Season 1, Episode 8
TV Show Halloween with the Addams Family Season 1, Episode 7 Halloween, Addams Style Season 2,Episode 7
Halloween with the New Addams Family (TV movie, 1977)
Youtube Series Adult Wednesday Addams
Are you afraid of the dark The Tale of the Twisted Claw Season 1, Episode 4 The Tale of the Midnight Ride Season 3, Episode 1 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Halloween Special Compilation Season 1 Part 1
Boy Meets World Boys II Mensa Season 1, Episode 6 Who's Afraid of Cory Wolf? Season 2, Episode 6 Janitor Dad Season 4, Episode 6 The Witches of Pennbrook Season 5, Episode 5 And Then There Was Shawn Season 5, Episode 17
BeetleJuice The Animated Series Laugh of the Party Season 1, Episode 8 Bewitched, Bothered and Beetlejuiced
Bobby’s World The night of the living pumpkin
Brooklyn 99 Halloween Season 1, Episode 6 Halloween II Season 2, Episode 4 Halloween III Season 3, Episode 5 Halloween IV Season 4, Episode 5 HalloVeen Season 5, Episode 4
The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell Snacks for Strays Season 1, Episode 1 Gifts for Noisy Neighbors Season 1, Episode 2 The Dinner Date Season 1, Episode 3 A Spirited Tea Party Season 1, Episode 4 A Cake for Rose Season 1, Episode 5 Halloween Tricks & Treats Season 1, Episode 6
Clarissa Explains It All Haunted House Season 1, Episode 6
Doug Doug's Halloween Adventure Season 4, Episode 4 Night of the living Dougs Season 7, Episode 6 Bloody Buddy Season 5, Episode 8
Eerie, Indiana Scariest Home Videos Season 1, Episode 5
Family Matters Dog Day Halloween Season 2, Episode 7 Whose Kid Is It Anyway? Season 4, Episode 7 Best Friends Season 5, Episode 6 Dark and Stormy Night Season 6, Episode 6 Stevil Season 8, Episode 7 Stevil II: This Time He's Not Alone Season 8, Episode 7
Full House It's Not My Job Season 2, Episode 3
Goosebumps The Haunted Mask (Part 1) - Special The Haunted Mask (Part 2) - Special Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns Season 2, Episode 15 The Haunted Mask II (Part 1) The Haunted Mask II (Part 2)
Home Improvement The Haunting of Taylor House Season 2, Episode 6 Crazy for You Season 3, Episode 6 Borland Ambition Season 4, Episode 6 Let Them Eat Cake Season 5, Episode 6 Was a Teenage Taylor Season 6, Episode 7 A Night to Dismember Season 7, Episode 5 Bewitched Season 8, Episode 6
How I met your Mother Slutty Pumpkin Season 1, Episode 6 Canning Randy Season 6, Episode 7 The Slutty Pumpkin Returns Season 7, Episode 8
Malcolm In the Middle Halloween Approximately Season 2, Episode 2 Halloween Season 7, Episode 4
New Girl Halloween Season 2, Episode 6 Keaton Season 3, Episode 6
The Office Halloween Season 2, Episode 5 Employee Transfer Season 5, Episode 6 Koi Pond Season 6, Episode 8 Costume Contest Season 7, Episode 6 Spooked Season 8, Episode 5 Here Comes Treble Season 9, Episode 5
Parks and Recreation Greg Pikitis Season 2, Episode 7 Meet 'n' Greet Season 4, Episode 5 Halloween Surprise Season 5, Episode 5 Recall Vote Season 6, Episode 6
Pete and Pete Halloweenie Season 2, Episode 5
The Real Ghostbusters When Halloween Was ForeverSeason 1, Episode 8 Halloween II 1/2 Season 3, Episode 7 The Halloween Door Season 5, Episode 9 Deja Boo Season 6, Episode 7
Rugrats Candy Bar Creep Show / Monster in the Garage Season 1, Episode 9 Ghost Story Season 6, Episode 12 Curse of the Werewuff Season 8, Episode 16
Sabrina The Teenage Witch A Halloween Story Season 1, Episode 5 A River of Candy Corn Runs Through It Season 2, Episode 7 Good Will Haunting Season 3, Episode 6 The Phantom Menace Season4, Episode 6 The Halloween Scene Season 5, Episode 6 Murder on the Halloween Express Season 6, Episode 4
Salute Your Shorts Zeke The Plumber Season 1, Episode 2
Saved By The Bell Mystery Weekend Season 4, Episode 26
Simpsons Treehouse of Horror
Step By Step Nightmare Weekend Season3, Episode 18 Something Wild Season 4, Episode 6 Dream Lover Season 7, Episode 7
That 70s Show Halloween Season 2, Episode 5 Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die Season 3, Episode 4
The Secret World of Alex Mack The Secret Season two, Episode 4
Tiny Tunes Adventures Night Ghoulery
13 Ghost
The Addams Family
Addams Family Vales
Buffy the Vampire Slayer[artid10050.g.3624[src[ch[lt
Children of the Corn
Corpse Bride
The Craft[artid10067.g.28610533[src[ch[lt
Dark Shadows
Death Becomes Her
The Devils Rejects
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
Ernest Scared Stupid
Frankenweenie OG 2012 Movie
Friday the 13th
Halloween II
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers
Halloween V: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Halloween H2O
Halloween Resurrection
Halloween 2007 Rob Zombie
H2: Halloween II 2009 Rob Zombie
Halloween 2018
The Halloween Tree
The Haunted Mansion
Hocus Pocus
Hotel Transylvania
House of 1000 Corpses
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Little Evil
Little Monsters
The Little Vampire
The Lost Boys
Monster House
The Monster Squad
My Best Friend is a Vampire
My Boyfriend’s Back
The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Queen of the Damned
Salem Witch Trials
The Shining
Silence of the Lamb
The Sixth Sense
Sleepy Hollow[artid10067.g.28610533[src[ch[lt
Toy Story of Terror
The Witch
The Witches
The Witches of Eastwick
Disney's Halloween Treat, 1982 television special, fully remastered
A Disney Halloween
Frankenweenie Original short film
The Addams Family Adult Wednesday Addams
A youtube playlist of my random Halloween found videos - lots of retro Halloween TV commercials
A larger list of Halloween TV and Movies
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