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4 minutes ago, spence said:

GOOD ONE!  Do you have that thing about clowns scaring you, like so many others, even before King's It?

No, not at all. Never been scared of clowns. 

I think the word is coulrophobia.

Symptoms include sweating, nausea, feelings of dread, fast heartbeat, crying or screaming, and anger at being placed in a situation where a clown is present.

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10 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

No, not at all. Never been scared of clowns. 

I think the word is coulrophobia.

Symptoms include sweating, nausea, feelings of dread, fast heartbeat, crying or screaming, and anger at being placed in a situation where a clown is present.

On the level, they actually get that frightened?   One should point to *jimmy Stewart's fun clown in *Greatest Show on Earth instead right

 

& typically of today they came up with a term for it

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4 minutes ago, spence said:

On the level, they actually get that frightened?   One should point to *jimmy Stewart's fun clown in *Greatest Show on Earth instead right

& typically of today they came up with a term for it

Yes, they actually get frightened and angry because of clowns.

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Coulrophobia takes on several other forms. Most notably Trumpophobia.

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23 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Coulrophobia takes on several other forms. Most notably Trumpophobia.

good one

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This weekend:

LITTLE MONSTERS (horror comedy) Actually opened on Tuesday.

GEMINI MAN (science fiction thriller) Will Smith's latest was panned in USA Today.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY (animated horror comedy)

THE KING (war drama) from Netflix

JEXI (comedy)

EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE (crime thriller) from Netflix

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1 hour ago, TopBilled said:

THE KING (war drama) from Netflix

That description may be under-selling the movie a bit. It's a historical film adaptation of several of the "Henriad" plays of Shakespeare. Timothee Chalamet stars as Henry V, with Joel Edgerton as Falstaff and Robert Pattinson as the Dauphin. 

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Oh, and also this weekend is the US release of South Korea's Parasite, one of the best-reviewed foreign films this year, having won the Palm d'Or at Cannes. It's a darkly comic satirical drama from director Bong Joon-ho (Memories of MurderThe HostSnowpiercerOkja).

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4 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

That description may be under-selling the movie a bit. It's a historical film adaptation of several of the "Henriad" plays of Shakespeare. Timothee Chalamet stars as Henry V, with Joel Edgerton as Falstaff and Robert Pattinson as the Dauphin. 

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I saw this last week.  Dreary as can be and Edgerton is no Falstaff.

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10 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

Oh, and also this weekend is the US release of South Korea's Parasite, one of the best-reviewed foreign films this year, having won the Palm d'Or at Cannes. It's a darkly comic satirical drama from director Bong Joon-ho (Memories of MurderThe HostSnowpiercerOkja).

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Thanks Larry. There was an excellent write-up about PARASITE in USA Today on Friday. They talked with the director, and his comments made me eager to see it.

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I hope the end of the year brings more interesting movies, because I've been watching 2019 releases for the last few days, and so far this is on track to be the worst movie year of the decade, if not longer.

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https://jacobitemag.com/2019/10/12/jokers-trick/

JOKER’S TRICK

Not in recent memory has going to the movies been pervaded by such a looming sense of potential death. The lead-up to Todd Phillip’s Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role, was met with widespread media outcry that the film could be a target for a mass shooting like the one at a 2012 screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado. The villainous Joker wasn’t in that particular Batman movie, the sequel to Heath Ledger’s Academy Award-winning Joker performance in The Dark Knight—but he turned up nonetheless in the form of James Holmes, who killed twelve people and left many more injured.

Now the Joker is back—and not in the form of Ledger’s gritty-but-witty gangster kingpin that executes a spectacular bank robbery at the beginning of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Phoenix’s Joker is not the supervillain who meets his match in the vigilante aristocrat Batman. Not yet at least. Now we see the Joker getting his own superhero-origin-story treatment. And the Joker’s origin is that he is a pathetic incel.

At least that’s how the hype would have it. In our age when news is just an inventory of the most-mentioned social media outrages at any given moment, “all press is good press” reigns especially true when corralling the lazy masses off their couches and into the cinemas. Nothing is more seductive than the possibility that one could be senselessly murdered.

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https://jacobitemag.com/2019/10/16/bastard-moves/

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Arthur Fleck is a clown who’s not in on the joke. He is the representative for someone incapable of mapping the totality of political relations surrounding him to become a complicit but powerless figurehead for a bastard politics of resentment, guided and organized by others who remain in the shadow: Joker is a psychopolitical study of the useful idiot.

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Opening this weekend:

MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL (fantasy adventure)

ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP (comedy horror)

JOJO RABBIT (comedy drama)

THE LIGHTHOUSE (thriller horror)

WOUNDS (thriller horror) on Hulu and Netflix

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On 10/12/2019 at 1:20 AM, LawrenceA said:

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Why do they insist on these turquoise gray color palettes? It's like the Gap's  90's navy/gray/black theme has taken over film-simply because they can easily tweak digital colors.

Give me this ANY DAY:

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Not to belabor the point, but our eyes are designed to see color. Color can eccentuate depth, add details and help us perceive the projected image as 3D.

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Didn't mention what premiered last weekend:

BLACK AND BLUE (crime thriller)

THE CURRENT WAR (drama)

COUNTDOWN (horror thriller)

THE KILL TEAM (drama)

THE GALLOWS ACT II (horror thriller)

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On 10/12/2019 at 12:20 AM, LawrenceA said:

That description may be under-selling the movie a bit. It's a historical film adaptation of several of the "Henriad" plays of Shakespeare. Timothee Chalamet stars as Henry V, with Joel Edgerton as Falstaff and Robert Pattinson as the Dauphin. 

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I saw this one and liked it. Though the cinematography is that melancholy Game of Thrones style with the dull blues and greens and everything looking extremely dirty and grity. The movie also opens with a prisoner getting needlessly executed on the battlefield which is a bit much.

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This weekend:

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE (science fiction action thriller)

MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN (mystery crime)

THE IRISHMAN (crime biopic)

ARCTIC DOGS (animation comedy adventure)

HARRIET (historical drama)

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MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN (2019) Wow very impressive Neo Retro Noir along the lines of Chinatown, but set in 1950s NYC. Highly recommend for Noir Lovers. With a great cast too boot. 9/10

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20 hours ago, TopBilled said:

This romantic comedy drama opens today:

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And is bound to be present in at least three acting races and Best Picture..... and Laura Dern will probably win. It hits regular Netflix in a month's time.

This weeks other releases included Midway, Roland Emmerich's take on the famous WWII battle,  Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, Honey Boy, Shia LaBeauf's autobiographical tale,  and Last Christmas,  over which everybody is talking about the twist ending ..... but if you've ever heard the 80s Wham! song after which it was named (and after all the Christmases where they have put it on the radio, who hasn't?), the twist is glaringly obvious. Just look at the lyrics to the song.

 

oh, and one other film too, a documentary called The Kingmaker, about Imelda Marcos. Seems to be a top candidate for Documentary at the Oscars.

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