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And to be fair, we all need distraction now and then—perhaps now more than ever. All links go to LJ; sorry DW people, but there are a lot of reviews and I don't have time to do this twice. My reviews are all tagged with my name there, but if you're looking for specific shows: The Magicians currently posting! American Sniper smug jingoism with a fake plastic baby. I was super drunk the whole time. The Fountainhead a rapey Ayn Rand movie about architecture Red Dawn communists invade middle America and are repelled by the high school football team.
Note that I have somewhat revised my opinion of the film since I wrote this review, and now view it as a clever satire. Rambo III the one where he joins the Taliban, who are the good guys. Battle In Seattle it is about the Battle of Seattle and is exactly as good as you would expect a movie about the Battle of Seattle to be. X-Files Season 10 okay, not a movie, and not a proper screenshot review, but it was really bad Good Movie and TV Reviews: I also sometimes review things I like that are kind of obscure, in the hopes that someone else will watch them and squee with me.
Enthiran this is my favourite movie of all time and objectively the best movie ever made. It's a 3-hour-long Tamil musical about a killer robot and you should watch it at least 70 bazillion times Seventeen Moments of Spring a Soviet-era miniseries about a Russian spy undercover in Germany during WWII Cambridge Spies a BBC miniseries about the Cambridge Five, a bunch of upper class British kids who spied for the USSR for decades without getting caught Babylon 5 some people found out that I had never seen the show and made me watch the whole thing, so I did.
Spoiler: Vir is my favourite and Susan Ivanova is my other favourite So yeah enjoy. Tags: cheatsheet of freedom , film , movies , nerrrrrrrrrd , pop culture , tv. Drive-by "I watched it so you don't have to. I have seen bad adaptations of good books, but never one as deeply embarrassing as Tim Burton's mutilation of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The scene with the Clash of the Titans CGI skeletons versus knockoffs from Pan's Labyrinth —except invisible and covered in cotton candy—really cemented how much Burton has lost it.
One of those movies that's so bad it's almost instructive. Tags: film , movies , very short reviews.
Anti-imperialist Western double-bill! Because there are entire genres of Westerns I didn't know about until recently. Case in point, the Ostern , or Red Western. No one told me that this was a thing, and so I am informing you that this is a thing. I have watched my first, and it was magnificent. Not in a weepy romanticized our-old-ways-are-dying, "let's shoehorn in a sympathetic white lead to be the POV character" kind of way, but like the lead character is a Lakota warrior out for revenge against the white bastards who killed his father. It's begging for a modern, gorier remake by Tarantino.
I mean, one of the bad guys gets eaten by a fucking bear; it's great. It's probably about the only movie in which I'll admit that redface was necessary, given the dearth of Native American actors living in East Germany and Czechoslovakia at the time, but the filmmakers did do their homework, and the author of the books the movie is based on, Liselotte Welskopf-Henrich, researched the Lakota extensively and lived with them.
Everyone speaks proper German the Czech actors who portray the Lakota are dubbed , which removes the pidgin English that American and Western European actors were forcing on their Native American characters at the time. Oh, naturally, our hero Tokei-Ihto is a good Communist who wants to liberate his people from the white invaders so that they can have collective farms. But in a subtle way. Mainly, this is a straight-up anti-imperialist narrative in a way that can only come out of the Eastern Bloc, and a much more honest, visceral portrayal of the colonization of the Americas than most of what's come out of this continent.
Then we watched: Walker , an acid Western by Alex Cox. I've seen it before but not in a long time, and it pairs rather well with Sons of the Great She-Bear. It's about William Walker, an American mercenary who made himself President of Nicaragua for reasons.googdingdere.tk
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Manifest Destiny reasons. And if it seems too weird to be true, it's not that fictionalized, and if it seems like an allegory for the American aggression against Nicaragua in the s, well, yeah, obviously. Walker is heavily stylized, with prominent use of Zippo lighters, computers, magazines, and various other anachronisms, and the weirdness works to both draw parallels between the historical story and modern politics, and also just look awesome. It's a movie with no sympathetic characters—Walker quickly goes from anti-hero to raging lunatic dictator the second he's given a whiff of political power.
Things blow up good. The soundtrack is by Joe Strummer, who also plays a bit part. It's biting, violent, splatterpunk satire that seems just as relevant in as it did in I highly recommend both, and they pair quite wonderfully together. Tags: american imperialist pigdogs , film , first nations , latin america , movies , politics. Speeches, shagging, and apocalypse. Tags: atlas shrugged , ayn rand , cheatsheet of freedom , film , libertarianism , movies. The answer was mostly disappointing, and she went from being a semi-successful railroad tycoon to a chambermaid for a narcissistic sociopath.
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Hey, did you know that Ayn Rand worked as a Hollywood screenwriter when she first arrived in America? Of gold standards, pirates, and Minnesota wheat. I fucking did it. I watched the fucking movie. For science, and for you.
Critique of Ayn Rand's Philosophy of Religion - E-bok - Dustin J Byrd () | Bokus
Actual picture of me. Background Are you just tuning in or forgot what happened during the first two parts of the trilogy? Part I begins here and Part II begins here. I want to express myself and dance naked beneath the full moon painted with my own menstrual blood, capturing the entire experience on degraded Super8 film.
- The Battle of Marston Moor?
- Beyond Expectations.
- The Upside-Down Day (Cul-de-sac Kids Book #23)?
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- Atlas Shrugged.
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In the Randroid imagination then, is a movie that no one wants to see and that will make negative amounts of money still worth creating? With everything I know about libertarianism, I would suspect the answer is no. Naturally, they made it anyway. The filmmakers had a particularly interesting challenge here, which was whether they could make a movie even worse than the previous two.
I am pleased to report that they were successful in this. It was absolutely the only success they had. I can safely say that Atlas Shrugged 3: Who Is John Galt is the worst of three incredibly terrible movies, and that is a significant accomplishment. The Problem of Genre I certainly have my biases when it comes to film, but I do try to review—and appreciate—films in the context of genre. And I can appreciate competence in filmmaking, even when I disagree with the fundamental ideology or narrative.
So what kind of a film is Atlas Shrugged? The first problem with it is that it does not actually know what kind of film it is. Objectivism is developmentally stuck in the toy-hoarding stage, and as we can see by flicking on the news for 30 seconds, toy-hoarding is fundamentally unsustainable. Some of the most heavily influential works of cinema were created to spread horrible ideas. But the more horrible the idea, I think, the better the film needs to be in order to convince an audience that the ideas behind it are worth listening to. So in order to get people to follow my shitty idea, I would need to get a filmmaker like D.
Are these films good? So, okay, what if I want to promote the idea that the only thing wrong with capitalism is that if your boss goes on vacation for a month, society will fall apart? There are two good things to be said about this movie: 1 It is mercifully short. Much shorter than 50 Shades of Grey. Otherwise, this is the worst atrocity in cinema history since Kazan narced to the HUAC committee, or would be if anyone actually watched this movie.
But no one did.
Except me. Here we go again! Guess what guys? Probably will take me a bit to write the review as I'm still reeling from how jaw-droppingly bad it is, but I wanted you to know. Tags: atlas shrugged , ayn rand , film , libertarianism , movies. More Star Wars thoughts Dec. Tags: film , movies , nerrrrrrrrrd , sci-fi. Rather startled Star Wars reaction Dec. I genuinely liked it. As in into every second of it and applauded various creative decisions and almost, almost forgive J. Abrams for screwing up Star Trek. Tags: movies , sci-fi.