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  1. GWTW is a four hour soap opera, some technically impressive sequences considering it's from 1939, but still primarily a melodrama. As someone who grew up watching soap operas I don't mind that sort of thing, but it's not for everyone. The lead character Scarlett can be divisive, some people like her determination to get what she wants, others find her highly selfish. Here's a trailer, most of the ones online are from re-releases but this is less spoilery than some: Also found this "teaser" I guess, it must be from before it came out, there is zero movie footage. It's interesting to see how things have changed with trailers and how they haven't, over time:
  2. I haven't actually seen Infinity War *ducks* but heard about the ending everywhere and Thanos/the snap in all sorts of non-movie contexts, similar to how "The Hunger Games of [x]" permeated the pop culture a few years back. The .gif of ScarJo in the pool is definitely from He's Just Not That Into You, I watched it again last month not long after this year's Oscars, her storyline with Bradley Cooper was much funnier to me now than back in 2009. Very glad rom-coms I'm making a real come back and have stopped being a bunch of Love Actually wannabes.
  3. I think people don't like split finales, so giving each movie a separate title helps disguise what's going on to some degree. Divergent tried this with the adaptation of the third book, planning to split it in two and give a different name to Part 2, but Part 1 was such a flop that they never ended up making the next one. Deathly Hallows, Breaking Dawn and Mockingjay Part 1 all experienced dips from the previous movies, correct? Amazing, historic, unbelievable weekend!
  4. Similar setting (Seattle area), same sort of virginal college girl being tempted by a handsome bad boy.
  5. So, the real woman Chrissy Metz is playing was 64 when this thing happened! Here they are together: What was that studio conversation like: "Okay, whoever you get, we don't care what size the actress is, so long as she's not {{shudder}} old!"
  6. Well, the movie couldn't just call him Harry Styles like in the original fanfic... The studios did a really good job of estimating this week.
  7. Maybe, I think it was during its previous season (the summer of 2017?) when Sunday drops were being consistently underestimated compared to the final numbers, and people here speculated that it was the Game of Thrones effect. Back when American Idol was huge, the drops were always bigger than normal on the night of the finale.
  8. Nah, Best of Enemies isn't even the big "black and white people coming together" pop culture moment of the weekend, that's clearly Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus on the "Old Town Road" remix. Sorry, Cookie! Good number for Shazam, I remember the days before early Friday numbers, so Deadline is better than nothing but people forget they aren't always 100% accurate and jump to way too many conclusions about the weekend based on ultimately flawed data.
  9. https://io9.gizmodo.com/jordan-peele-confirms-that-us-has-a-stealthy-connection-1833445258 The mom mentioned a movie filming nearby in the 1986 scenes, it's The Lost Boys!
  10. That happened, too, the exact same spot, after someone went "Oh shit" there was lots of laughter. Another big reaction was when the dopplegangers showed up in Elisabeth Moss/Tim Heidecker's house, then you realized the doubles were everywhere, people were screaming, it was great. Think of it like lefthandedness, a rare blood type, shyness or any sort of trait that can be inherited from a parent but one sibling gets it and the others don't, happens all the time. I also think there was a nature vs. nurture argument with the Tethered vs. Untehered, Red is the only one of them who talks because she started out above ground, the others could understand her but never got beyond making guttural sounds. Maybe a bit convenient to the story as a clue to her real identity, but the overwhelming majority of them didn't talk, so the environment won out. So the doppleganger kids were half Untethered in a genetic sense but lived a fully Tethered life, plus Red was too bitter to be a nurturing caretaker, which is part of kids developing language, empathy, etc. The dad was always Tethered so they weren't going to get any of that from him, either. Meanwhile Adelaide got the nice life with a caring family in a regular world, so learned to speak and have a heart, friends, love, hobbies, etc. Who knows, if they were both above ground and not trying to murder their doubles, maybe the Tethered would have been able to develop lives of their own.
  11. Dan Murrell used his weekly box office video to break down all the conspiracy theories about Captain Marvel, it's so clearly people pressed as paninis perpetuating them. It's like the internet has made people worse about accepting the fact that stuff gets to be popular whether they personally like it or not.
  12. That's usually how it goes, though, what gets nominated in one year gets bypassed in another, and vice versa. Toni Collette got ignored last year for Hereditary, but Us is a much more popular movie, which helps with a performance in a less awards friendly genre. When the boy swore the first time, it got the biggest collective gasp. The theater where I saw it is on a military base ($5.50 tickets all day, every day!), maybe a crowd big on parental respect.
  13. Neither does Bohemian Rhapsody... It does show more than The Imitation Game, in that a whole two m/m kisses are more than zero, but neither really says much. I mean, if a Sam Smith biopic was that chaste there would be fewer objections, but this is Freddie Mercury, the approach was pretty sexless even for a PG-13 movie. BR gave audiences the Queen concert experience that they wanted and it's made tons of money, it's won a bunch of awards by giving people feels about old songs they already liked, that's more than enough success for it. Now there's talk of trying to lower the rating of the Elton John biopic by cutting out some gay sexual content, so great job Bohemian Rhapsody for setting the example, so empowering!
  14. Wasn't the house in Adelaide's family? It was older, a little cluttered and contained family pictures they wouldn't have brought to a rental. The other family probably did have a rental, if it was an Airbnb or something like that it would lkkely be fancier with the latest technology, the NotAlexa, etc. They did have a bigger boat, knowing Peele there's probably some sort of racial commentary there, as well as another Jaws reference. The boy wears a mask and his name is Jason. Zora (the daughter) is likely for Zora Neale Hurston, whose best known work is Their Eyes Were Watching God.
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