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    Quote Originally Posted by CountOrlok View Post
    Blue Steel - very well made thriller and Jamie Lee Curtis is badass
    Directed by Katheryn Bigelow (Near Dark, The Hurt Locker) and written by Eric Red (The Hitcher, Near Dark). Folks made such a big deal about Mimi Leder making "traditionally male" dominated films when she did The Peacemaker and Deep Impact but she's wasn't, isn't and never will play with the big boys like Katheryn Bigelow can, did and will continue to.


    This is a nice piece of neo noir. Very underrated, simply by being fairly obscure. Curtis is very believable in this. You believe her as a rookie cop but she doesn't play it with any sort of fake macho persona. She's still vulnerable and very much a woman. That's the thing about Bigelow doing "strong women" characters. They're not simply hiring a woman to play a man's part the way a man would, just with a pair of tits. That's the mistake lesser writers and filmmakers make.

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    Yeah, I looked up Bigelow's credits after watching The Hurt Locker and enjoying it. I think I saw Blue Steel a very long time ago. I had a look at Zero Dark Thirty also and while it's a good film, I can't get past the propaganda.

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    Most of what people call "propaganda" in Zero Dark is from their imagination, like the blood and gore people associate with Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnetRhoades View Post
    Most of what people call "propaganda" in Zero Dark is from their imagination, like the blood and gore people associate with Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
    Only if you were totally ignorant about the politics surrounding this movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountOrlok View Post
    Only if you were totally ignorant about the politics surrounding this movie.
    The politics surrounding the movie where almost entirely bullshit. In fact I read several negative reviews from folks who obviously hadn't actually even watched the film. Let me guess, you think it takes a pro-torture position?

    If that's true, your predisposition against this film is based on fabrication.

    This isn't Act of Valor, or anything like it. That's what propaganda looks like. I've yet to hear or read a single intelligent argument against Bigelow's film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnetRhoades View Post

    The politics surrounding the movie where almost entirely bullshit. In fact I read several negative reviews from folks who obviously hadn't actually even watched the film. Let me guess, you think it takes a pro-torture position?

    If that's true, your predisposition against this film is based on fabrication.

    This isn't Act of Valor, or anything like it. That's what propaganda looks like. I've yet to hear or read a single intelligent argument against Bigelow's film.
    I'll tell you what's fabrication - the whole 'war on terror'. The Hurt Locker is about the reality of war. Zero Dark Thirty is based on a fiction of their bogeyman terrorist. Now before you accuse me of being a conspiracy theorist, they have organisations doing covert/secret stuff all the time, it's just about whether you think they are working towards the greater good or not. Of course if they represent torture as a evil but a 'necessary evil', when in fact it's based on lies anyway. I could take Zero Dark as a work of fiction, but since it plays so close to recent events from the media propaganda machine, I just can't get drawn into it because I know it's completely fake (and if it isn't well, they had better show us the evidence of what really happened).

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    The Purge: Anarchy - Didn't expect a whole lot going into this film, and that's exactly what I got a whole lot of nothing. Lacking in character development and storyline. Sure people get shot but you see very little blood or gore ( gore pretty much non-existant.) Like I said character development is lacking and I couldn't bring myself to care for any of the characters one way or the other. ............My opinion....stream it or rent it when it comes out on dvd if you have nothing better to do with your time 3.5 /10

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    Like, so many people out there were trying to track this down. And it just...got delivered on a tweet. What the hell.






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    Quote Originally Posted by CountOrlok View Post
    I'll tell you what's fabrication - the whole 'war on terror'. The Hurt Locker is about the reality of war. Zero Dark Thirty is based on a fiction of their bogeyman terrorist. Now before you accuse me of being a conspiracy theorist, they have organisations doing covert/secret stuff all the time, it's just about whether you think they are working towards the greater good or not. Of course if they represent torture as a evil but a 'necessary evil', when in fact it's based on lies anyway. I could take Zero Dark as a work of fiction, but since it plays so close to recent events from the media propaganda machine, I just can't get drawn into it because I know it's completely fake (and if it isn't well, they had better show us the evidence of what really happened).
    WTF does that have to do with this movie? Do you get black eyes when your knees go up like that?

    The movie doesn't present torture as a "necessary evil", in fact. The movie doesn't make any statement about the war on terror, justifying it or not, it presents events that happened. The war on terror is the backdrop, it's the reason for why we're following the central character who's obsessed with finding and capturing Bin Laden. She's more or less the prototype for the central character of Showtime's Homeland, without the koo-koo. See, that's what I'm talking about. You want to soap box or do you want to discuss what the film is or isn't? Right now you don't know what the fuck this film is at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnetRhoades View Post

    WTF does that have to do with this movie? Do you get black eyes when your knees go up like that?

    The movie doesn't present torture as a "necessary evil", in fact. The movie doesn't make any statement about the war on terror, justifying it or not, it presents events that happened. The war on terror is the backdrop, it's the reason for why we're following the central character who's obsessed with finding and capturing Bin Laden. She's more or less the prototype for the central character of Showtime's Homeland, without the koo-koo. See, that's what I'm talking about. You want to soap box or do you want to discuss what the film is or isn't? Right now you don't know what the fuck this film is at all.
    Don't get your panties in a twist. If you want to believe in the 'supposed events', then that's your business. I'm just saying, I'll take this movie as a work of fiction, but don't ask me to swallow the BS they churn out of their propaganda machine. I'm not soap boxing, believe you want to believe. All I ask is truth and facts. A movie is a movie. It's just that this is such a political hot potato right now, which is why we're having this discussion.

    So yeah, that's all I have to say..

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