>the prequels were better
What do you faggots watch from the Criterion Collection on Hulu. I have access to an account and want to watch some top shelf cinema commercial free. What should I watch? This board is full of patrician cinephiles so this thread should be full of knowledgeable posts by people who have a genuine love of the cinema.
YES!!! Hermione is black now.
>This Mexican guy is going to appear in the next Star Wars movie
WHY IS THIS FUCKING ALLOWED?
I just want Black Americans in my Hollywood movies.
What film and what do you recommend with her?
Webm is from The Paperboy
I'd recommend Dogville because she was a super cutie in it
who got raped multiple times
How bad was her acting?
Why was this film so successful? I don't think there would be much hype if it was released today.
Marketing, word of mouth, attractive leads, historic event everyone knew about, hit song, love story, action, something for everybody in it. If I had to guess.
I agree though, it wouldn't have been as successful if made today, audiences' tastes have shifted from the kind of 90s appeal Titanic had
What are you expecting in the Director's Cut?
Coming from someone who genuinely liked the movie and recently re-watched all the films:
>What's with the post-empire Republic? Did it literally get destroyed without ever getting any screen time?
>Why are the Resistance and the Republic two different entities? Wouldn't they just be the army of the Republic?
The lack of explanation between these two groups is my major gripe against The Force Awakens. They are major players throughout the entire film, yet they never get any explanation beyond...
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This film was all about moving from the old to the new. The focus was really on the characters and their introduction.
I think 8/9 will be heavier content wise since we've got that and nostalgia out of the way now.
Cut the Rathtar scene to give the film some much-needed breathing room. Maybe use this time to chat while the Falcon is in hyperspace; this would also give the film a sense of scale and grandeur that just wasn't there.
Ditch the whole Death Star clone and instead make the movie solely about both sides trying to track down Skywalker. In the end it is Rey who finds him, after the Force 'awakens' within her.
OK guys I just finished watching Star Wars, and one point has me pretty confused. Why does he wear the mask?!
MFW you realize Jew Jew Abrams is the GOAT Bane poster OAT
>Poe was supposed to die in TFA
Good thing they killed Han, he makes the least sense to have on in a mentor role and they need as many new people with character as they can get. They probably shouldve killed Chewy, R2, threepio and wrecked the falcon as well desu.
I would have loved to have Chewbacca unleash a thunderous roar after Han's death and then go out in a blaze of glory trying get Kylo's head off his body
but no Chewy will have to stick around for comic relief
>when you know you cant trust rotten tomatoes ever again
isn't that basically a perfect synopsis of the movie though? It brought fresh new actors while keeping old actors in the rotation, and brought about new ideas while referencing past events.
After seeing The Force Awakens and Kylo Ren (Ben Solo), I was really reminded of Anakin Skywalker which I assume is intentional.
I haven't seen the prequels in a while and watched AOTC and ROTS again last night. I dug ROTS and still don't like AOTC, but I was thinking about Anakin. Why do people hate on Hayden Christensen
but find Adam Driver so acceptable. I really didn't think Hayden was bad as Anakin, I was actually surprised by it. I know we all say the dude was wooden, but I think he shines in a lot of scenes. There are some quieter moments to his performance that I think go unappreciated, pic related being one of them. He has good chemistry with Ewan Mcgregor and, I dunno, he doesn't seem very bad?
Some things that stood out
>intimidating the Jango's female bounty hunter hoe
>the look he gives Padme like, "yeah, I'm gonna get this bitch wet"
>the moment where he snaps when his mom dies and he goes from sadness to rage then to anger
>the scene with Padme before they go into the arena
>the openin of ROTS (pic related)
>he comes with us
>the betrayal on his face when the council doesn't let him be a master
>"goodbye old friend" with Obi-Wan before he leaves
>the silent scene of him looking out the window to Padme from the Jedi council
>swearing oath to Sheev
>I HATE YOU
>the pain and anguish he's in when he's in the prosthetic burns
Gotta say, I don't hate the guy like a lot of you do. I think with better writing and a director he would have been top notch, they all would have been. I like his Anakin Skywaller.
How come people are giving Kylo Ren slack but not Anakin when Driver does pretty much the same shit?
I cant wait for the other new star wars movies to come out so everyone can tell me how good the prequels are now. Then 50 years later we can do this all again with star wars episode X the missa rises
Yeah, that's bad, no doubt about it.
But still, overall I don't think the guy is terrible, hence the thread. Mark Hamill in the Original Trilogy is nothing to right home about, especially in the first one and Empire. Yet his Luke Skywalker is one of my favorite characters.
I think I was too hard on Hayden before.
Most annoying current TV commercial?
>inb4 muh "xD i don't even have cable i just use netflix LOL"