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  1. Dec 2023
    1. Letterboxd has called itself “Goodreads for movies” but it has far surpassed that initial tag line, having figured out how to create a smooth and intuitive user experience, provide a pleasant and inviting community and earn revenue from both optional paid memberships and advertisers, including studios that produce the films being discussed.

      Says Maris Kreizman in NYT on 24 Dec 2023.

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    1. ReconfigBehSci. (2021, November 5). astute observation: A scene not featured in Hollywood pandemic movies is that the pandemic continues but somehow nobody is interested any more [Tweet]. @SciBeh. https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1456538430507261977

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  13. Oct 2020
    1. Diversity has also played a huge role in the new wave of rom-coms

      Some examples of diverse romcoms would be : The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal. Pride, Prejudice, And Other Flavors by Sonali Dev (May 2019) Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin (June 2019) The Marriage Clock by Zara Raheem (July 2019)

    2. the streaming platform’s

      Some examples of this would be Netflix, Prime Movies, Hulu, Youtube, Vudu, and Vimeo

  14. Mar 2020
    1. Papagayo is free and open source, lip sync software for matching pre generated or custom mouth shapes to a recorded audio file for use in 2D animation. Its available on Windows, Linux, and Mac.
    1. When it comes to movies, analyzing text taken from a script is limiting because it only provides a skeleton of the story, without any of the additional dynamism that can entice an audience to see a movie

      Analysing movie script isn't enough to predict the overall movie's attractiveness to the audience

  15. Feb 2020
    1. Desk Set (1957) is a delightful Tracy-Hepburn comedy about automation and information technology. 

      Love this one. Never thought of it as future forward before, but certainly is!

  16. Oct 2019
    1. Some worried that the movie, rather than critiquing societal issues, might instead be painting an overly sympathetic portrait of a man whose descent into brutal villainy echoes the back stories of actual mass shooters.
  17. Mar 2018

      yall know the drill by now

      Sollux rather transparently divides into "sol-lux", the Latin words for "sun" and "light", respectively. As such, his name would literally mean 'Sunlight Catcher'.

      If one would switch the S and P in his name it becomes "Pollux Castor." Pollux and Castor are the two brightest stars in the constellation of Gemini. It is also worth noting that Pollux is a red giant, while Castor is bluish white, complementing the red/blue duality theme. Castor and Pollux were famous mythological twins, which is where Gemini - Latin for "twins" - gets its name. Pollux and Castor were also the names of two characters in the movie Face/Off, a Nicolas Cage flick that came out the same year as Con Air and one that John Egbert has a poster of in his room.


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    1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22)

      Could this actually be good? Hope so!

    2. Avengers: Infinity War (May 4)

      Absolutely cannot wait to see this one!

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    1. Mr. Russell, or some version of him, assays the role with a weird, disrupting digital face-lift that’s meant to suggest the young Ego, but really only makes you contemplate whether this Benjamin Button-style age-reversing is going to become an increasingly standard (and creepy) industry practice.

      So, in Ant Man, there is the same thing with Michael Douglas. I totally think it will be a common thing. Not just for flashbacks but for actors who want to play the role "younger."

  21. Apr 2017
    1. The first, say, one hour and thirty-five minutes of The Circle are enormously powerful, in an intelligent, worry-inducing kind of way. The film’s last fifteen minutes, which feel rushed, don’t quite measure up. The ending is ambiguous, confusing, and strangely open-ended. But maybe that’s only appropriate. It feels the most like reality.

      This is better than the NYT review said.

  22. Mar 2017
    1. Empire Strikes Back is the rare sequel that manages to outshine its predecessor.

      Wasn't expecting this!

    2. As film genres go, science fiction is often the one that’s hardest for folks to get into. Literal-minded moviegoers often have a hard time with worlds where anything—and everything—is possible and, well, some people just don’t like space.

      I guess this is true. You either love it or you hate it.

  23. Feb 2017