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Polygon has a very long and solid profile of Chronicle director Josh Trank, from his early attempts to break into the industry to the Fant4stic fiasco to his Al Capone biopic starring Tom Hardy, which will be released digitally this week. It's clear Trank is passionate about directing, and a hard worker; what's not clear is whether Chronicle was a fluke, or if he's an artist who has substantive things to say and communicate through the medium of film. This Capone project sounds as though it could be a form of self-promotion - a self-reflecting, "look how far this great man has fallen, and what indignities he's had to endure" flick that just happens to be about a cold-blooded murderer. Or, maybe it's genuinely great. We'll see?
Those old R1 flipper DVDs seem to be great transfers. A recent one looked nearly blu-ray on a modest upscaling TV. Maybe it's that the flipper format takes more skill and knowledge to produce/master, so the people who make them happen to be ones who actually care about the way it looks... or I've just made a few lucky purchases?
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Who says we're living in difficult times?! Tongue
I think Diane Lane would've made a good Lois Lane when she was young.

No, not because of her surname.
(05-11-2020, 01:35 PM)Duragizer Wrote: [ -> ]I think Diane Lane would've made a good Lois Lane when she was young.

No, not because of her surname.

Diane Lane would make a good anything at any point of her life. Tongue
(05-11-2020, 02:16 PM)Moe_Syzlak Wrote: [ -> ]Diane Lane would make a good anything at any point of her life. Tongue



(though that's not her vocals)
Streets of Fire is a masterpiece. Or at least I'm just a big fan.
I should watch Streets of Fire again. I remember it being narratively square but aesthetically boss.
(05-11-2020, 05:08 PM)Duragizer Wrote: [ -> ]I should watch Streets of Fire again. I remember it being narratively square but aesthetically boss.

The narrative does pretty much totally grind to a half halfway through, and while there's indeed lots of great aesthetics, after a movie full of nothing but night, Sin City-style, the movie's action climax takes place during the day for no good reason, and that alone just about sinks the flick for me overall. (Maybe the literal million-dollar tarp covering the entire set was breaking down by that point? Hard to say without watching the docs on the blu ray.) Also, the lead actor is terrible, and the treatment of the black characters is downright cringey. There's a lot to like, including two A+ Jim Steinman songs, but overall, it's a mess. The podcast Best Bad Movie Ever did a super-fun ep tearing it apart, though, so, there's that.
I listened to an episode of The Rewatchables podcast today on Back to the Future. I only now realize, hours later, that it was not an episode of the podcast Rewatchability. Looking back, I now recall that some of the recurring bits were a tad different, but the number and tone of the hosts was nigh indistinguishable, though I guess The Rewatchables isn't Canadian. In short: there sure are whole lot of late 30s/early 40s white dudes podcasting about movies of the 80s and 90s. Tongue