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Is it gonna be live action, cartoon or CGI?
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Man, do I miss going out to see a movie ! :cry:
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I am hoping that once everything calms down and we do start the vaccination process that we will be able to go out more and have more people seeing movies.
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Maybe we'll get Disney+ for Christmas. My son seems happy with it.
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Ben Hur was a little long, but amazing. Oliver (1968) was neat. The Witches remake was kind of a disappointment. Just watched the original, it was weird but funny. Personally, I'm most excited for The Batman, but that comes out next year. The trailers for Tim Story's Tom & Jerry looked meh. I never really liked his version of Fantastic 4, but then again I'm not really a big Marvel fan in general. I watched the Dumbo remake, it was fine up until the third act, then things got nonsensical. Just rewatched Thot Ragnarok, it's even funnier than I remember it. Captain Underpants is better than it's name suggests. Bram Stoker's Dracula is still the best version of the story, cringy love story with Mina and Keanu Reeves' terrible accent aside. The new Invisible Man was okay. The Shining was kinda boring, but picked up speed in the final act. I enjoyed the Goonies and Adam West's Batman. Rush Hour 2 was funny. The original Ten Commandments is still the best silent film ever made, Nosferatu is a close second. I still love the Polar Express. Speed was great. Pitch Perfect was okay. The Passion of the Christ was challenging.
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Just realized my movie backlog is back in the high numbers again >.< Got the Cornetto movies to watch (thankfully just two of them as I've already seen the excellent Hot Fuzz), the first Bad Boys, They Live (Never seen this movie at all), Drive Angry, Resident Evil Vendetta, my Netflix queue, my Amazon Prime queue, then I'll got to binge MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge...aye aye aye.
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BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (1992)
Starring KEANU REEVES, WINONA RYDER, GARY OLDMAN & SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS
Based on "Dracula" by Bram Stoker
music by Wojchiech Kilar
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
A Coumbia Pictures production

SYNOPSIS: John Harker, a stuffy real estate clerk (Keanu Reeves) unwittingly grants entry into England to Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) an evil vampire disguising himself as an eccentric bussinessman. However, Dracula is sidetracked in his quest to spread vampirism by Mina (Winona Ryder), John's free spirited wife who reminds Dracula of his lost love Elizabeth. Dracula is driven out of England by Prof. Van+Helsing (Sir Anthony Hopkins) and is finally killed by Mina as an act of mercy after he is brutally injured by John in battle.

The film LOOKS beautiful, with lush sets (the entire film was made on soundstages) and special effects meant to mimick the era of silent film. The film's focus on the power of Christianity also provides a positive view of the faith in an era there most Hollywood films would try to mock or eschew it all together. However, where the film fails it that it's insane devotion to being faithful to the book (including such minor details as Dracula having to sleep in coffins filled with dirt, Dracula taming an escaped wolf or the novel's style of being written as a series of journals) actually highlights the numerous changes, such as an increased focus on Van+Helsing in the later parts of the story (to the point he almost becomes the main character) and Dracula's somewhat forced romance with Mina. Also, the film's focus on the sensual aspects of the vampire story result in some VERY squickworthy moments, such as Dracula, in the form of a wolf, biting Lucy while also doing something else to her entirely. In fact, the entire film feels less like a coherent story and more like a series of mini episodes each exploding with drama and romance.

The film's score is fine. The film itself is fine, even if it is more 'Interview with the Vampire' than it is Dracula. 7/10.
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Wasn't sure where to put this. Ryan Reynolds has just made an announcement about Deadpool 3

https://fb.watch/fPMb0xLw4J/
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Welsh Halfwit wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:37 am Wasn't sure where to put this. Ryan Reynolds has just made an announcement about Deadpool 3

https://fb.watch/fPMb0xLw4J/
:o :D :D :D :D :D :D :D *VERY HAPPY WOLFY NOISES*
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So then I take it you are a big fan of the Deadpool movies? XD
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A VERY huge fan :)
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Last movie I saw was League of Superpets, it was hillarious
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