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Old 04-03-2019, 11:25 AM
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I’ve never watched Cinema Sins, but I know that it’s very popular. This video does a great job of breaking down how bad CS is at watching movies and understanding the basic events and stories that they are watching. It’s just crap.

That this kind of thing is popular goes a long way toward explaining why people get so worked up about supposed plot holes and other problems that don’t really exist. They are being trained to look for and basically invent problems with movies without spending any time learning about cinematic language. It’s a race to pile on a movie instead of actually understanding what the movie is doing.
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:56 AM
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CinemaSins is one of the worst popular culture creations imaginable and Shaun does a fantastic job dismantling them in that and several other videos.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:29 PM
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You’re the Worst ends tonight. These horrible horrible people going to live happily ever after? I doubt it!
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Old 04-07-2019, 01:08 AM
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My goodness, I had forgotten that The Brave Little Toaster has some moments that are dark and bleak for an adult, much less a child. Particularly, the nihilism and despair of the junkyard scene where an ensemble of cars sing "Worthless" about how their time has come and gone as they are sent to an ominously leering crusher that compacts them into tiny unrecognizable cubes is enough to put anyone into a dark frame of mind.
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Old 04-07-2019, 01:30 AM
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Every scene of that movie is either depressing or terrifying, to such an extent it’s a wonder it’s a staple of so many childhoods.
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Old 04-07-2019, 03:46 AM
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Every scene of that movie is either depressing or terrifying, to such an extent it’s a wonder it’s a staple of so many childhoods.
I think it helps that many boys - and I'd imagine a few girls - learned what attraction meant and what kind of girls they liked thanks to Chris.

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Old 04-07-2019, 04:21 PM
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Every scene of that movie is either depressing or terrifying, to such an extent it’s a wonder it’s a staple of so many childhoods.
Well, to be fair... uh... the suicidal cars song is pretty catchy?
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:27 PM
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Worthless was absolutely one of my favorite songs as child. What a banger!
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Old 04-08-2019, 12:40 AM
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This movie... man. It was incredibly traumatizing as a kid. But it was also very formative for a young me with regards to building my identity with regards to not being wasteful and a mindless consumer. It may or may not have also helped reinforce some hording tendencies however. It's overall a wash.
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Old 04-10-2019, 02:20 PM
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The reason they're painted white dosn't matter, they just need to look the same. What's important is that they're in some sort of cult. The reason the move doesn't get bogged down in unnecessary exposition and explaining things is just because it's really good.
God damn.

Yeah, I like Shaun, though I think sometimes his videos would be better as podcasts or just written down.
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:05 AM
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How can I find out which media and entertainment companies are or are not owned by other companies? I don't even know what search terms to use for something like this. Basically I just wanna know the biggest separate entities of the entertainment industry or like a giant tree diagram showing all the major companies I would know. Is Warner Bros owned by something else? What about ABC/CBS/NBC? Who owns Hulu? Is Netflix still its own company?
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:22 AM
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There may be a better method, but if you look at a company's Wikipedia page, you can see if they have a parent company.
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:15 AM
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Warner is owned by the AOL / AT&T guys. That also includes HBO, or did, as far as I could tell.
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Old 05-02-2019, 12:53 PM
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Hulu and ABC are owned by Disney, NBC by Universal/Comcast. Don't know who owns CBS/Paramount, but Netflix is still its own thing.
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:24 PM
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Viacom owns CBS.
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Old 05-05-2019, 01:24 PM
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I am definitely not a Sandler fan, but this was some good stuff.

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Old 05-10-2019, 03:16 PM
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Constance Wu hates her job so much! This is great content.
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Old 05-10-2019, 05:57 PM
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The TL hated Yashar’s tweets but this fav... dang! great day.
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Old 05-11-2019, 04:26 AM
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Warner is owned by the AOL / AT&T guys. That also includes HBO, or did, as far as I could tell.
I thought AOL split from Warner?
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:08 PM
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I think so. The AOL purchase was Ted Turner's folly, and it blew up in his face nearly twenty years ago. I think AOL is part of Verizon/Oath now.

Anyway. Tim Conway died today, which is a shame because I liked his portrayal of Barnacle Boy on Spongebob Squarepants. The episode where he turns to the dark side ("why should I pay to light the whole store?") over being a fed a baby-sized Krabby Patty is probably my favorite episode. Some really good pokes at super hero tropes in that one.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:00 PM
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In this article about Keanu Reeves, it is pointed out that he starred in Point Break, My Own Private Idaho and Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey all in the same year. That's a hell of a year.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:24 AM
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From the network that brought you Edgy Archie Reimagining Riverdale comes Srs Business Nancy Drew:

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(Not to be confused with Ellen and Wendy Williams's "Harold she's a Lesbian" Nancy Drew movie that apparently came out this year already)
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:42 AM
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(Not to be confused with Ellen and Wendy Williams's "Harold she's a Lesbian" Nancy Drew movie that apparently came out this year already)
Hmm... Unintentional pun?
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:55 AM
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I haven't seen it, but someone whose opinion I trust said that Nancy Drew movie is actually very goodn
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:53 AM
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My goodness, I had forgotten that The Brave Little Toaster has some moments that are dark and bleak for an adult, much less a child. Particularly, the nihilism and despair of the junkyard scene where an ensemble of cars sing "Worthless" about how their time has come and gone as they are sent to an ominously leering crusher that compacts them into tiny unrecognizable cubes is enough to put anyone into a dark frame of mind.
Late to this party, but The BLT was a big favorite for Kid Dracula, and "Worthless" was the main attraction. Like basically I sat through the whole film just to see the junkyard scene. I guess I just really liked movies where plucky characters stood in the face of Total Nihilistic Doom! (See also the TF movie)
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:43 PM
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John Wick 4 coming May 2021.

I haven't gotten around to seeing any of these yet but I assumed it was going to be three and done. This must be what it's like for normal humans when they're like "ANOTHER Marvel movie???"
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:49 PM
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Keanu really likes making stylish action flicks apparently! And they make a ton of money for peanuts compared to other blockbuster productions (not that 1 or 2 to a lesser extent were envisioned as blockbusters per se).
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:48 PM
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I appreciate The Brave Little Toaster for being literally the only film I know of with an explicitly nonbinary protagonist.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:59 PM
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I guess I just really liked movies where plucky characters stood in the face of Total Nihilistic Doom! (See also the TF movie)
It's too bad they didn't keep the book ending for the film adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches...
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