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Post by El Gunner Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:24 pm

Watched Captain America: Civil War again, and shame on me for having to confirm how great I thought it was on first watch. I couldn't believe that a Marvel movie could be as high on my year-end list, but it deserves to be. 5/5 movie, don't think Marvel will ever top it.

In addition, I would say it is my favourite movie of 2016 thus far, can only see La La Land and/or Manchester By the Sea beating it.

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Post by urbaNRoots Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:22 pm

My TV top 5:

1. Game of Thrones
2. Narcos
3. Stranger Things
4. Westworld
5. The Flash :coffee:
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Post by McLewis Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:46 pm

In no particular order:

TV

Narcos
Westworld
Game of Thrones
The Night Manager
American Crime Story

Honorable mentions: The Night Of, Atlanta, Goliath, Mozart in the Jungle, Man in the High Castle

Movies

Deadpool
Captain America: Civil War
Star Wars: Rogue One
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
[Vacant]

Couldn't think of a 5th one as I didn't see a lot of the other movies in theaters this year. I'm sure I'll think of one later.
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Post by El Gunner Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:56 pm

McLewis, come off that superhero/franchise films ffs.
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Post by urbaNRoots Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:58 pm

While trying to make my top 5 movies list I too realized I watch too much superhero/science fiction shit Laughing

Safe to say Doctor Strange, Deadpool, Rogue One, Civil War were in my top 5 albino
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Post by Kaladin Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:28 pm

Top 3 for me

Movies:
1. La La Land
2. The Accountant
3. Arrival

Games
1. UC4
2. WoW Legion
3. Overwatch

TV
1. GoT

Rest cba, TV shows are at the behest of networks and most of it is trash, with the exception of some Netflix stuff, yet even those were poor, at least for me (yes even Stranger f*cking Things)
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Post by McLewis Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:37 am

@El Gunner wrote:McLewis, come off that superhero/franchise films ffs.


Can't help it. I like what I like, I guess. I have no interest in movies like La La Land unfortunately. That isn't to say I don't like musicals or dramas, but this particular one just doesn't interest me in the slightest, despite the hype and acclaim. It wouldn't have been the first Best Picture winner that I've passed on.

I've always been unabashedly sci-fi/fantasy/superhero biased so yeah I'm comfortable with that.
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Post by Freeza Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:53 am

Top 5 films so far for me
1. Hacksaw Ridge
2. Green Room
3. The Nice Guys
4. Arrival
5. Rogue One/The Accountant
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Post by BarrileteCosmico Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:18 pm

I've now seen Atlanta and while I thought it was a pleasant surprise with smart, with fully fleshed out characters,  and a distinct voice I wouldn't call it the best TV show of the year, especially not as a comedy. It was sometimes funny but definitely a drama for me.


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Post by Freeza Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:45 pm

It's most definitely a Dramedy. Comedy and drama aren't mutually exclusive. I thought myself it was hysterical and incredibly relatable.
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Post by BarrileteCosmico Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:35 am

There were some hilarious scenes but they were spread too far apart, I'd say its more on the drama side. The only reason it got categorized as a comedy is that the Golden Globes have a ridiculous rule that anything under 30 minutes is a comedy and anything above a drama.
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Post by Freeza Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:04 am

@BarrileteCosmico wrote:There were some hilarious scenes but they were spread too far apart, I'd say its more on the drama side. The only reason it got categorized as a comedy is that the Golden Globes have a ridiculous rule that anything under 30 minutes is a comedy and anything above a drama.


That's not the reason at all. Comedy doesn't equal laughs. There's different kinds of comedy and every episode in this show were filled with it. I don't know how it can even be argued.

Genres are also made up anyways. But if you want to get into technical terms it's a dramedy, which is a genre. Drama is such a vague genre anyways that you can argue anything fitting into it.
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Post by CBarca Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:48 am

Really? I guess I would say it's mostly a dramedy, but to me it was like 70% comedy, 30% drama. Again, I compare it a bit to Louie which I think is really similar in terms of the percentage (I would say Louie is right around the same comedy/drama mix). There are some outright hilarious moments but I agree with BC that those are pretty spread out. That being said, I think there is a lot of more subtle humor and enough quirks within the characters, the acting, and the writing in between the outright hilarious moments. Those aren't the laugh out loud type funny, but they're ubiquitous throughout the show.

Though it's a comedy, it does really well to tackle difficult concepts and convey a message in each episode as well--obviously, it doesn't necessarily need to be a drama to do so. This is, again, similar to Louie which I definitely classify as a comedy.
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Post by El Gunner Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:04 am

Yea agree with CB and Freeza. Perhaps, BC's predisposed taste to genre and comedy didn't make him pick up many of the subtle off-beat quirks and comedy. I mean almost every time Paper Boi and Darius were on screen something funny was going on.
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Post by Freeza Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:22 am

@El Gunner wrote:Yea agree with CB and Freeza. Perhaps, BC's predisposed taste to genre and comedy didn't make him pick up many of the subtle off-beat quirks and comedy. I mean almost every time Paper Boi and Darius were on screen something funny was going on.


The Black Bieber episode, Paper Boininterview episode and that White guy who loved black culture episodes, Darius at shooting range. Those are some of the funniest scenes and episodes I've ever seen.
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Post by CBarca Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:21 pm

The black entertainment channel is an entire episode devoted to being incredibly funny, more so than the other episodes I feel. Hilarious episode, and incredible
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Post by Luca Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:00 pm

TV

1. Narcos
2. Atlanta
3. Stranger Things
4. The Get Down
5. Letterkenny
6. Game of Thrones

Films
Zootopia, Star Wars:Rogue One, The Accountant, Inferno, Allied, War Dogs, and Assassin's Creed ( bounce ) are all movies I enjoyed this year

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Post by McLewis Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:05 pm

Nice to see the Get Down get some love. I really enjoyed part 1 of that show. Still boggles my mind that it cost more to make than both Westworld and GOT.
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Post by Freeza Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:14 pm

@McLewis wrote:Nice to see the Get Down get some love. I really enjoyed part 1 of that show. Still boggles my mind that it cost more to make than both Westworld and GOT.


I think it's mainly because they had to it all over after it turned out shit. So it's probably going to cost 40% less for season 2
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Post by BarrileteCosmico Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:56 am

@El Gunner wrote:Yea agree with CB and Freeza. Perhaps, BC's predisposed taste to genre and comedy didn't make him pick up many of the subtle off-beat quirks and comedy. I mean almost every time Paper Boi and Darius were on screen something funny was going on.


To assume I didn't pick up on it is a tad bit condescending, but I'll admit many of the scenes that you guys are talking about (like the fake BET episode or the dinner party) were not my cup of tea. I've never really liked cringe-humor, reason I never got into The Office.

Anything with Darius was flat out hilarious though.
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Post by El Gunner Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:48 am

I didn't mean it like that main man. I even used the word perhaps.
The point I was trying to make is that we have different tastes. And maybe yours just doesn't fall in line with Atlanta's humour.
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Post by CBarca Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:59 pm

@BarrileteCosmico wrote:
@El Gunner wrote:Yea agree with CB and Freeza. Perhaps, BC's predisposed taste to genre and comedy didn't make him pick up many of the subtle off-beat quirks and comedy. I mean almost every time Paper Boi and Darius were on screen something funny was going on.


To assume I didn't pick up on it is a tad bit condescending, but I'll admit many of the scenes that you guys are talking about (like the fake BET episode or the dinner party) were not my cup of tea. I've never really liked cringe-humor, reason I never got into The Office.

Anything with Darius was flat out hilarious though.


That definitely wasn't my intention, just that I thought the show was primarily structured around that kind of humor. Whether you like that humor or not is going to play into how you view the show. I do enjoy that kind of humor, which is why I probably found the show on the whole more comedic than you did.

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Personally found both of these absolutely hilarious




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Post by LeVersacci Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:26 pm

The whole interview episode is probably my favorite episode in Atlanta.
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Post by El Gunner Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:29 pm

Oddly enough, I didn't like that episode that much. It had its moments, but overall it felt like a detour from the whole season.
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Post by Glory Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:55 pm

@Glory wrote:TV

Movies
1. La la Land
2. Zootopia
3. Arrival
4. Sairat (An Indian film )
5. Hail Ceaser
6. Midnight Special
7. Captain America-CW
8. American Honey


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1. LLL
2. Manchester by the Sea
3. Zootopia
4. Moonlight
5. Hell or Highwater

6. Nocturnal Animals
7. Arrival
8. Sairat

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Post by El Gunner Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:01 pm

So finally I can do this.

My Favourite 10 Movies of 2016
1. Captain America: Civil War
2. Arrival
3. Moonlight
4. 20th Century Women
5. Jackie
6. American Honey
7. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
8. La La Land
9. Manchester by the Sea
10. Your Name.

Special honorary mention as just an under the radar film that really stood out to me goes to: Other People
Jesse Plemons is utterly spectacularly believable as a homosexual person in this film.

Top 10 Performances of the Year
1. Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea
2. Emma Stone in La La Land (she carried the movie)
3. Alicia Vikander in The Light Between Oceans
4. Natalie Portman in Jackie
5. Jesse Plemons in Other People
6. Mahershala Ali in Moonlight
7. Dave Johns in I, Daniel Blake
8. Annette Bening in 20th Century Women
9. Viggo Mortensen in Captain Fantastic
10. Trevante Rhodes in Moonlight

Best Director
1. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
2. Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
3. Pablo Larrain (Jackie)

Best Original Screenplay
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Eric Heisserer (Arrival)

Best Cinematography
1. Rodrigo Prieto (Silence)
2. Bradford Young (Arrival)
3. Robbie Ryan (American Honey)

Best Original Score
Mica Levi (Jackie)

Best Original Song
Children composed by Mica Levi (Jackie)

Best Ensemble
1. Nocturnal Animals
2. Manchester by the Sea
3. 20th Century Women

Top Scenes of the Year
1. Airport fight sequence (CA: Civil War)
2. Lee's wife apologises to him (Manchester by the Sea)
3. Dinner table/Menstruation talk (20th Century Women)
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